Seventeen. It’s a rather forgotten number, no? At 16, you can drive. At 18, you can vote. But 17? All that gets you is the ability to see an R-rated movie without a parent present. Put six zeroes behind 17, however, and you have a whole different story.
Seventeen million is our target this time around in our ongoing look at five homes for sale around the world, and when we say you can find just about anything you want in this price range, we aren’t kidding. A high-rise penthouse in Hawaii, a waterfront gem in Miami, and an outrageous castle in Tuscany are just a few of the unbelievable options.
Reggello, Firenze, Italy
193,750 Square feet
It’s “Under the Tuscan Sun” come to life, only more so! Located in Leccio between Florence and Arezzo, Italy, this quaint little property is just waiting for a little love. IN actuality, Sammezzano is absolutely massive, in both stature and undertaking; the property measures more than 400 wooded and hilltop acres and comprises an historic park, 10 farmhouses, two ruins, a hotel under construction…and the magnificent centerpiece: a three-story, 365-room (one for each day, of course), Moorish Revival-style castle. And not just any old castle. The structure that Curbed called the “World’s most Instagrammable castle”—a particularly apt description—was commissioned by Marquis Ferdinando Ximenes Panciatichi and rebuilt over 40 years starting in 1853 on the site of a former palazzo in exquisitely ornate style. Think intricate mosaic floors and wood carvings, and vibrant stained glass windows, details which may actually rival the panoramic views of Tuscany.
This home is listed for $17,828,753 with Coldwell Banker Global Real Estate.
1108 Auahi Street Unit 3801
5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 1 partial
6,734 Square feet
Sophisticated living in Oahu goes skyward in this remarkable new construction residence in the coveted Anaha development. One of just two penthouses available in this new construction luxury high-rise, the elegant home offers more than 5,500 square feet of meticulously designed interior space as well as ample outdoor living opportunities. A private rooftop terrace and infinity pool expand the views out to downtown Honolulu and the Kewalo Basin. Amenities in this sophisticated building include: A tennis court; beach volleyball court; dog park; fitness, training, yoga, and massage rooms; a golf simulator, a pool and hot tub; and six guest suites.
This home is listed for $17,500,000 by Anne Hogan Perry of Coldwell Banker Kahala.
5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 1 partial
5,250 Square feet
For when you really want to get away from it all and tuck yourself into a private haven, but still want to be able to venture out with easy access to all the sights—that’s the idea behind this exquisite new construction estate, set to be complete in summer 2020. Just a mile and a half from the Aspen core, this Stillwater dream home offers three acres of majestic land, with mature trees and aspen groves providing cover and the Northstar Nature Preserve just across the street. Cycle along the bike path to downtown, enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits including hiking, rock climbing, and fly-fishing just out your door, or simply indulge in the vast space and architectural wonder of this mountain retreat.
This home is listed for $16,900,000 by Laci Dinan and Bob Bowden of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse.
815 Cima Del Mundo Rd
7 bedrooms, 8 baths and 4 partials
13,932 square feet
Here it is: The epitome of California luxury, from the classic arches, red-tile roof, and beamed ceilings; to the dual-islanded white, marble, and stainless kitchen; to the expansive outdoor areas and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Pacific. This 10-acre Montecito masterpiece enjoys a prime location high above the Santa Barbara coastline, and one breathtaking feature after another, starting with the master suite that opens right out onto a private view terrace with fireplace, and a spectacular master bath with its own egress to the outdoors and a view of the pool and coastline. Views abound from every room in the home, and idyllic features include a gated, cobblestoned motor court; manicured gardens; tennis court; and two-bedroom guest house.
This home is listed for $17,000,000 by Hyatt Riaz of Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills South.
1525 W 24th St
Miami Beach, FL
7 bedrooms, 8 baths and 2 partials
9,696 square feet
Oh, that architecture! Villa D’Este, as it’s known, is a custom-built waterfront haven both inside and out, located on coveted Sunset Island III with 156 feet of waterfront and direct access to Biscayne Bay from the private dock. From the double curved staircase in the foyer to the rich wood doors and windows throughout to the abundant natural light, this home is both refined and glamorous. Nearly every one of the home’s interior spaces opens to the outdoors; The private grassy side yard awaits outside the gourmet island kitchen. The huge first-floor entertainment space opens to the pool and summer kitchen. The luxe master suite offers access to a grand terrace overlooking the water—yet made private with towering palms—through three sets of French doors. This home also includes a serene courtyard, a home theater, an elevator, a wet bar, and a rooftop terrace.