These masterpiece homes have made their mark on the open market with their fine craftsmanship, over-the-top amenities, often to-die-for views and extraordinary price tags. Counted among some of the world’s most expensive real estate offerings on public record, there is a raw Miami waterfront land, sprawling country club mansion only five miles from Boston and a legendary gated Chateau in Bel Air included in this prestigious assemblage of listings from the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury℠ program. For the few in the world who can afford one of these prized trophy properties, there is a whole new world of luxury and privacy awaiting…
Indian Creek, FL.
Representing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most magnificent trophy properties in the U.S., this piece of coveted land in Florida’s highly exclusive Indian Creek Village encompasses four waterfront adjacent lots (Lots 4,5,6,7). Combined, the four lots, which all face West with open views of Biscayne Bay, measure approximately 320,000 square feet and offer 800 feet of prime waterfront with a private dock. “The possibilities of what can be done with this property are endless,” promises the listing description. The island of Indian Creek Village boasts its own private golf course, plus it employs its own police force and boat patrol.
150 Woodland Rd
Offering the ultimate privacy with city accessibility, this legacy estate in Brookline rests on 14 acres just five miles from central Boston — “an emerald island rising between the surrounding Brookline Country Club and Putterham Meadows Golf Course,” according to the listing description. The curving façade of Indiana limestone creates a residence of flawless and singular distinction with 26,000 square feet of luxurious living space; while the meandering grounds are perhaps the most striking, as untamed scrub and ledge were assembled into a single property, entirely reclaimed from the wild and transformed into a breathtaking tapestry of rolling lawns, ponds, sculpted rock outcrops and a horticultural encyclopedia of specimen plantings.
630 Nimes Rd
Los Angeles, CA.
In some ways, “Le Belvedere” requires no introduction — it is one of the most famous custom estates resting in the hills of Bel Air. With stunning 280-degree city views, the 2.2 acre French-inspired Chateau offers an extraordinary amount of privacy for a Los Angeles home. Privately walled and gated, the residence stands at an impressive 35,000 square feet and features extraordinary entertaining areas, including a professional screening room, grand ballroom, 5,000-bottle wine cellar and beautiful grounds filled with fountains, loggia, terraces, an infinity pool, spa and swan pond. From unique additions like the Turkish hamam and the Moroccan inspired room to the retreat-like luxuries of two sumptuous master suites and eight additional guest bedrooms, Le Belvedere is an undeniable “place of magic.”
23800 Malibu Crest Drive
Developer Scott Gillen’s iconic Malibu Castle is nothing short of cinematic. Situated on one of Malibu’s landmark sites, this one-of-a kind masterpiece is nothing short of an architectural triumph. Set on a 360-degree promontory offering incomparable views overlooking Santa Monica Bay, Catalina Island, Malibu Colony and Surfrider Beach, the gated estate consists of a five-bedroom main house showcasing the highest standards of luxury with custom teak doors and windows, 80-year-old dry aged oak floors along with furnishings by Minotti and Bottega Veneta. There is a chef’s Bulthaup kitchen open to the living space, and thoughtful entertaining spaces ranging from a wine tasting room and game room to media room. The outdoors match the indoors with a stunning 75-foot infinity pool, two-bedroom guests house with professional gym and spa and of course — the views.
68 Bahia De Chamela
Unspoiled white sand beaches, protected green space and beautiful vistas are just some of the treasures promised at Las Rosadas, a 420-acre private estate in the heart of Costalegre, Mexico. The estate takes advantage of a beachfront bluff overlooking the Bahia de Chamela for unobstructed 180-degree views encompassing the Cocina and Pajarera Islands, miles of white sand beach and tranquil bay waters. Six bedroom suites with private terraces, soaring ceilings, fireplaces, wall-to-wall open-air views of the bay, a state-of-the-art open kitchen living room and separate palapas on the beach all add to the sense of luxury awaiting at Las Rosadas. “Las Rosadas is a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity,” states the listing description, and the photos are testimony. Just imagine whisking yourself away on an extended vacation in the total privacy of 1.25 miles of your own pristine beachfront…
5225 Figueroa Mt Rd
Los Olivos, CA.
A property of quintessential California beauty, privacy and substantial acreage rarely comes along — but this spectacular Santa Ynez Valley estate ranks among real estate’s most sought-after trophy estates. Sycamore Valley Ranch, formerly known as Neverland Ranch, rests on three parcels encompassing approximately 2,700 acres in gorgeous Santa Barbara wine country. One visit here, and you feel as if you are in a whole other world. Catering to a relaxed lifestyle meant for grand scale entertaining, this massive estate covers it all: manicured gardens, a four-acre lake, a 12,598 square foot French-Normandy style main residence, outdoor kitchen, lagoon-style pool, lighted tennis court, tennis pavilion/pool house, three guest houses, movie theater/dance studio, barns, staff facilities, corrals and a five-bay garage. It’s only five miles from the charming town of Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County; and it’s ready for the next owner to plant a vineyard. Talk about real estate fantasy.
120 Ranch Ln
The Santa Barbara Polo Club is renowned in and of itself — it has hosted celebrities, aristocrats and royalty on its 87 manicured acres. That’s why this nearby world-class 19-acre polo ranch estate caught our attention. Characterized by ocean and mountain views, the property was tailor-made for the kind of large-scale elegant entertaining that usually comes with the territory in the high society equestrian world. A formal reception area opens to grand-scale interiors. Intimate living spaces include a sunny breakfast room and a quiet family room. Ten bedrooms and 13 baths mean guests will have complete comfort. Meanwhile, the grounds are truly magnificent with a private polo field, a stables/office/clubhouse complex with extensive parking, three detached guest suite, 128-inch pool, poolside cabana, loggia, putting green, driving range, secret garden and exotic outdoor soaking tub at the master suite. The term “winner” doesn’t do it justice.
33740 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu is teeming with examples of ultra-luxury new construction right now — and this never-lived-in bluff-top gem is no exception. Gated and private, the Cape Cod-style, 1.72-acre retreat was envisioned by renowned architect Doug Burdge, AIA, and capitalizes on its heightened position with panoramic ocean views, six bedrooms, seven and a half baths and a separate one-bedroom, one-bath guest house with deeded beach rise to secluded cove below. The sun-filled main house blends understated elegance and impeccable craftsmanship with oak plank floors and custom French doors throughout. The “wow” moment arrives in the first-floor great room, flanked by a fireplace and stunning built-in cabinetry, open to the large terrace with views just beyond. Upstairs, a luxurious ocean view owner’s suite impresses with a fireplace, wraparound oceanfront deck and dual closets and spa-like baths. And this is what they mean when they say “entertainer’s dream”: the resort-style grounds beckon with a covered open air pavilion with fireplace, al fresco kitchen with pizza oven, grill and two-stone-crafted bars that flow to an large ocean view pool with spa, sunken lounge area, pool bath and fire pit.