gothic-style pad

A Five bedroom gothic-style pad in north London for £5.5million

Real estate connoisseurs are going to be head over heels in love with a new architectural haven that has just gone on the market in north London. A dark, gothic-style semi-detached property that is perfect for the modern bachelor is marketed for the whooping sum of £5.5 million in the upscale burrow of Hampstead.

gothic-style pad

High-panelled ceilings, flamboyant floor decorations and extravagant curtains are only part of the interior details that make this property into an opulent décor out of an 18th century novel. Other spectacular features that add to the unusual but highly effective design of the pad are ornate chandeliers, stunning glass-stained windows and a large wood-carved door and fireplace surrounds.

gothic-style pad

Total square footage of the property is 3,679 and there are architectural plans for a new garden room with an underground audio-visual media and entertainment room leading to a swimming pool by the current owner. There are five bedrooms in the magnetic semi-detached, a gated private courtyard, ample off-street parking for three cars, a large west-facing terrace and an 80-foot rear garden.

gothic-style pad

There are several reception rooms and one of them even includes an antique grand piano as well as a Chesterfield sofa placed on an intricately-decorated ceramic-tile floor. One of the reception rooms is furnished in a more contemporary manner with white walls, a fireplace and leather sofas while another has a small built-in library that complements the beautiful arches of the doors and floor-to-ceiling windows.

gothic-style pad

The entire ambiance of the property is somewhat dark and opulent, reminiscent of the glamour of the gothic style – prominent in Europe in the Middle Ages, which is something that will certainly appeal to a male buyer. Many real estate agents have described the Hampstead semi-detached as the ‘ultimate bachelor’s pad’ as it strikes a fine balance between masculine energy and classic architecture with a nod to a historic period.

Luxury home with golf course

£1.1million dream four-bedroom home with its own golf course

A luxurious four-bedroom property that is the dream of every golf enthusiast has hit the market for £1.1 million in the idyllic Birky Grange in Thorner, West Yorkshire. Apart from a grand and beautifully furnished main estate there is a small nine-hole golf course as well as a personal clubhouse, making it perfect for entertaining family, friends and guests.

Set amidst mature trees, the four-bedroom home comprises two ponds and three greens apart from the main residence. The custom-made golf course was designed by the previous owner who hired a landscaping company to complete the work as well as maintain it. Properties with this type of features are extremely rare on the market and this one has attracted significant interest from rich buyers, who love the idea of being one step away from a relaxing game of golf.

Luxury home with golf course

Together with the land it stands on, the house comes to about 2.5 acres. The more than ‘average’ English home has four spacious bedrooms that overlook the golf course, a large kitchen with adjoining dining room, sun-filled living room and three bathrooms. It boasts classic English furnishings and fittings alongside beautiful woodwork and plush carpets. The kitchen is hearty and cosy with wooden cabinets and modern appliances – a real treat for every cooking enthusiast.

Luxury home with golf course

The strategic location of the family home provides picturesque 40-mile views of surrounding scenery as well as plenty of privacy for the lucky owners. Potential buyers will be glad to know other features of the property include a stables and a tack room with plenty of room for the horses to run free. Beadnall Copley estate agents, who are selling the lucrative property, are describing it as the ideal mixture of countryside bliss and modern comfort – a combination that has created a lot of interest amongst prospective buyers.

Luxury home with golf course

The priciest Manhattan property

The priciest Manhattan property goes on sale for $120 million

A 12,000-sq-ft duplex previously owned by the renowned ‘King of Wall Street’ John Gutfreund has hit the market for the whooping $120 million. The Upper East Side 20-room apartment takes up the seventh and eight floors of the upscale 834 Fifth Avenue.

The spectacular property comprises 1,600-square-foot master suite together with three additional bedrooms, high painted 12.5ft ceilings, a grand marble staircase and beautiful hardwood flooring. A gallery and a private wine cellar are among the spectacular features of the real estate haven.

The priciest Manhattan property

The lower level of the apartment there is an entrance gallery that leads to the Central Park-facing dining room. Three of the bedrooms are also on the first floor and there are several staff rooms, a kitchen, a servants’ hall, a private wine cellar and storage space in the basement. The grand marble staircase leads to the upstairs, where it opens into a light-filled 50-foot-long living room with two fireplaces.

The master suite is also located on the second floor as well as a sitting room, stone fireplace, an original marbled and mirrored bathroom as designed in the 30s as well as a dressing room with an adjacent full bathroom. Panoramic views of Central Park are revealed through the floor-to-ceiling windows as well as of Fifth and Madison Avenues.

The priciest Manhattan property

The apartment is sold with its original furniture in pristine condition with heavy mahogany tables and bed frames, plush carpets and silk curtains. Owners will benefit from a 24-hour concierge and chauffeur services available in the prestigious Fifth Avenue building.

This is the ultimate possibility to live in the true New York style, including a maid, valet and food service. It’s an extraordinary two-storey property offers multiple exposures to Central Park and the city. Natural oak cabinetry, soaring 12′-6 ceilings, stainless steel appliances and expansive 10′ x10′ windows complete the spectacular penthouse.

The priciest Manhattan property

Mona Lisa's villa

Stunning Tuscan home of Leonardo da Vinci’s muse could be yours for £16 million

A stunning Italian villa is up for sale that has an interesting piece of history associated with its heritage. It was owned by silk merchant Francesco Del Giocondo, whose beautiful wife Lisa Gherardini is widely believed to have posed for Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa portrait. The £16-milliom estate is located just three miles outside of Florence in the picturesque Tuscan countryside and includes a 27 hectare park.

Mona Lisa's villa

Apart from the main estate, the property comprises a chapel, a custodian’s house and several annexes for agricultural use, which includes three lemon houses. The main house features eight large bedrooms, several reception rooms with rich architectural features, which include ceiling frescoes and ornate woodwork. The annexes also have a number of additional rooms.

Mona Lisa's villa

The property was fully renovated by its previous owner Marchioness Nathalie Antinori at the beginning of the 20th century. Credit goes to her brother Egisto Paolo Fabbri – an architect and artist for the redesign.

It is marketed as “one of the most interesting historic homes which we have in Tuscany, on of the most requested regions in the luxury sector” for its strategic location, rich historical heritage and pristine views.

Mona Lisa's villa

All reception rooms are located on the first floor and overlook the perfectly-manicured gardens. The frescoes on the ceiling are in prime condition after the renewal. The bedrooms are on the second floor and feature marble en-suite bathrooms with double vanities and walk-in showers.

Plush carpets, stone fireplaces, wooden beams and floor-to-ceiling windows add to the regal appeal of the magnificent property. The house also features an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures that complement the original style of the property, restored to its historic glamour. There is a large chef’s kitchen fitted with state-of-the-art appliances. Exposed stone walls with arches and handmade cotto floors are just some of the other spectacular features.

Mona Lisa's villa

Historic Scottish castle

Historic Scottish 40-bedroom castle for under a million

A historic castle dating back to 1905 and located amidst the beauty of the North West Scottish Highlands has been put on the market for just £900,000. The extensive Carbisdale Castle was originally built for Mary Caroline, Duchess of Sutherland and features a grand hall, a ballroom and a billiards room.

The castle stretches on 40,000 square feet and requires expensive repairs to be restored to its full glory. It does, however, feature intricate wood-carved staircases, spectacular French windows, well-preserved wooden beams and flooring and stone fireplaces. It even has its own clock tower and due to its strategic location on a hilltop – reveals panoramic views of the surrounding lands.

Historic Scottish castle

Other spectacular features of Carbisdale Castle are a large library and a minstrel’s gallery – which is a raised balcony for musicians to play during a feast or ball.. Some of the original marble statues, paintings and other artwork have remained as most were sold at a $1-million auction in 2015.

Historic Scottish castle

Part of the estate is 16 acres of land including a loch. After the property was gifted to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association and temporarily made into a backpacking sensation – significant refurbishments were carried out, bringing it closer to its former grandeur.

Historic Scottish castle

Originally put up for sale in 2014 for £1.2 million, now the asking price has been cut by 25 per cent.  There are 40 bedrooms, magnificent stone fireplaces, ornate stone and wood carvings and fine panelling. The property is rich in history and will make an incredible trophy home once it undergoes certain restorations and remodelling. It also boasts castellated parapets and circular turrets. Vaulted ceilings and intricate detailing add to the magnificence of the regal property.

This is a “unique opportunity” to acquire one of Scotland’s finest and most infamous estates for a bargain price.

Montecito Tuscan Villa

Montecito Tuscan Villa

Listed by Sotheby’s is an inspiring 6-bedroom Italian villa with panoramic views of the ocean, Island and mountain in Montecito, California. A 2-bedroom guesthouse as well as an outdoor swimming pool and beautiful gardens are part of the $ 6,295,000 complex.

The main house comprises a first-floor master suite, extensive terraces, en-suit bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, cosy library, a private wine cellar, a sun-filled family room and a large covered loggia with a built-in fireplace. The large garage has the capacity to fit four vehicles.

Montecito Tuscan Villa

Furnished to excellent standards of warm Mediterranean hospitality with a touch of contemporary minimalism, the interior of the villa is flooded with natural light, which works well with the natural wooden surfaces and floor-to-ceiling windows.  Venetian plaster walls, a handsome limestone fireplace, coffered wood ceiling, travertine floors and a wall of glass seamlessly bring views of the terrace, gardens, and ocean indoors.

Montecito Tuscan Villa

The master suite is located in its individual wing of the home with beautiful ocean views across the private stone terrace. Guests can enjoy a fireplace and double walk-in closets that add to the generous space. The luxurious en-suite bathroom is fitted with two Onyx vanities, a claw-foot tub and a marble shower. Also adjacent to the master suite is an alder wood-panelled library, complete with mahogany floors and mountain views.

There are five additional guest suites, each with individual private baths. Most rooms have private terraces, patios or balconies with panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.

Montecito Tuscan Villa

The main residence sits across a spacious two-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse with an outdoor terrace. It is furnished in a style similar to the villa with a stone fireplace, wood coffered ceilings, custom cabinetry, travertine floors, and tumbled marble and granite accents. An outdoor swimming pool and a gentlemen’s lounge area are amongst the additional features of the spectacular property.

Montecito Tuscan Villa

Keith Richards lists NYC apartment for $12.23 million

Keith Richards lists New York City apartment for $12.23 million

Rock fans will be smitten with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the luxurious pad of legendary musician Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones guitarist has put his New York apartment, situated in the trendy Greenwich Village for $12.23 million less than two years after he bought it with his wife for $10.5 million. The two-story penthouse comprises 2,700-square-feet of urban style stretched across four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a living area, open-plan kitchen and three separate terraces.  It underwent a remodelling in 2011 and now exhibits a beautiful contrasting aesthetic of dark wood floors and bright white walls and furnishings.

Keith Richards lists NYC apartment

Amongst some of the more spectacular features of the modern apartment are the open staircase hat has been fitted with a leather-wrapped bronze handrail together with a sliding wall that sections off a library from the living room on the main floor. Given who the famous current owner is, it is no surprise that the home is equipped with Sonos sound system – the latest in technology.

Keith Richards lists NYC apartment

All bedrooms have spacious, light-flooded en-suite bathrooms. The master suite has two large walk-in closets and a ‘spa-like’ bathroom that features a shower, soaking tub and a double marble vanity sink.

Located in the historic One Fifth Avenue building north of Washington Square Park – Richard’s apartment is a true real estate haven, described as the ‘most prestigious and sought after cooperatives’. Sweeping views of the New York skyline, a 24-hour concierge and doorman service complete the luxurious urban experience.

Keith Richards lists NYC apartment

Furnished by renowned architect Joe Serrins – the penthouse is a masterpiece of form and function with flexile and fluid living spaces and warm wooden panels to balance out the start white design throughout. Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding panels and custom features provide a beautiful finish to the mint-conditioned apartment, flooding it with light and providing balance between space and design.

Keith Richards lists NYC apartment

Castle of la Croix des Gardes

Magnificent castle set in the legendary area of ‘La Croix des Gardes’

A historic estate on the picturesque coast of the French Riviera is available for sale through Sotheby’s. ‘Castle of la Croix des Gardes’ is a magnificent property located in an exclusive part of the famed resort – away from prying eyes.

Castle of la Croix des Gardes

The hilltop reveals panoramic views of the gulf and is just few short minutes away from the port of Cannes and the beautiful Palais des Festivals. The estate overlooks the legendary neighbourhood and provides much-needed seclusion and privacy for the owner.

Castle of la Croix des Gardes

Throughout the years, ‘Castle of la Croix des Gardes’ has had many renowned owners and has undergone extensive renovations and refurbishments to become its modern version of today. A spectacular amalgam of contemporary luxury and proud historic traditions that bridge the gap between past and present. Located on roughly 1,200 square metres, it is renovated in a neo-Palladian style by English architect Alan Gore.  Apart from the castle itself, there is also a spacious guest house, staff accommodation quarters and several outbuildings scattered around the park.

Castle of la Croix des Gardes

The garden is immaculately manicured and maintained, following the fashion of the French royals in the 17th and 18th centuries.  There is a tennis court and an infinite pool to overlook the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Lion.

High ceilings, Florentine-style facades, exposed wooden beams and floor-to-ceiling French windows give the property an exquisite regal ambiance coupled with a warm Mediterranean feel. The property has seen many famous guests throughout the years, being the location, where immortal Hollywood legends Grace Kelly and Cary Grant filmed ‘To Catch a Thief’.

Castle of la Croix des Gardes

Price for the exclusive property is available on request, although its estimated value is about $53.5million. 13,000 square feet of living space include 13 bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a winter garden, a Turkish lodge, outdoor tennis court and infinity pool. The grandeur of the castle is complemented by its manicured gardens overlooking the Bay of Cannes.

Castle of la Croix des Gardes

RockStar penthouse

A $2,995,000 Las Vegas RockStar penthouse

Live it up in the city that has it all– staying in Las Vegas has never been more stylish than in this $2,995,000 modern penthouse. The ultimate bachelor pad is ideal for large parties or just kicking it back in a laid-back ambiance and enjoying the vibrant nightlife of Sin City.

RockStar penthouse

Decorated and designed with exquisite attention to detail by renowned designer Michael Czysz, this masterpiece is fully furnished and fitted with designer art, furniture and accessories. A private elevator opens up into the living room and three outdoor balconies overlook the Strip. Located on the 14th floor – the apartment is a perfect combination of urban comfort and contemporary luxury with panoramic views, modern furnishings and 24-hour concierge services. It is minutes away from the trendiest clubs and restaurants in town and some of the most exclusive casinos.

RockStar penthouse

RockStar penthouse

The penthouse consists of a total of 3,515 square feet of impeccably-finished space with such features as an open bar, pass-through living room and surround sound.  A smart design accent is provided by the floor-to-ceiling sliding walls, which can be used to rearrange space. There are two large bedrooms, three bathrooms, a media room, bar and a spacious living room in total.

RockStar penthouse

RockStar penthouse

The master bedroom is leather-bound – perfect for a darker and more masculine appeal. There is a soaking tub in its en-suite bathroom with spectacular views of the surrounding city. And if that’s not enough – there is an oversized see-thru shower. Other striking features include the automated walls, designer fixtures and integrated surround sound systems.

RockStar penthouse

The 20-storey building benefits from a 24-hour concierge and valet service, private lounge, cabana and spa, fitness and gym, business centre, library and beauty salons. It is surrounded by perfectly landscaped grounds and provides the necessary distance from the vibrancy of the Strip so guests can enjoy their privacy while remaining connected to all amenities downtown.

RockStar penthouse

Rancho Cielo - Santa Teresa

Luxurious Costa-Rican rental Rancho Cielo – Santa Teresa

Plan your 2016 summer in advance at one of the world’s most exclusive and heavenly locations – the private 24-acre hillside Rancho Cielo complete with breath-taking views of the infamous Hermosa beach in Santa Teresa on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Pristine beaches, secluded location, top-notch service, varied amenities and luxurious ambiance – this truly is the ultimate getaway for the discerning traveller.

Rancho Cielo Santa Teresa

Guests are accommodated in 7,200 square feet of beautifully decorated space, comprising six bedrooms, spacious indoor/outdoor spaces, an infinity pool and fascinating jungle trails for them to relax in and explore. At a rate of $2100 a night for the whole complex or $1250 for the main house alone you are guaranteed excellent service and tranquil serenity to fully appreciate the Costa Rican experience.

Rancho Cielo Santa Teresa

Rancho Cielo  Santa Teresa

All staff lives within a 2 mile radius of the green complex to meet all guest requests 24/7. The secluded estate offers a unique and luxurious experience with its boutique-like services and environmentally-friendly ambiance. All food is grown locally on the property and there are many relaxing activities, such as traditional massage, yoga, surf lessons, a boat trip or a swim with the dolphins for guests to enjoy.

Rancho Cielo guests include famous celebrities and A-listers, looking to vacation far away from the public eye and escape the commercialization of popular tourist destinations like Bali and the Maldives. The eco-friendly complex implements solar panels and rain-collection systems for a fully organic experience. There are Polaris 4×4 buggies guests can rent for a drive down to the beach.

Rancho Cielo  Santa Teresa

With 6 bedrooms available for rent – all are flooded with natural light and make the most of the open spaces. Opening up to lovely large decks, all suites overlook the main pool and ocean and have en-suite bathrooms equipped with the highest quality double Helvex shower unit. Guests are surrounded by nature and treated to unparalleled tranquillity while still enjoying the benefits of modern technology.

Rancho Cielo Santa Teresa