A quarter into 2022, and the luxury real estate market is still favoring sellers as low inventory continues to impact many locations in the U.S. and abroad. That’s not to say that there aren’t some extraordinary homes available to acquire. The latest $10 million+ listings from the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program prove the point. From an enchanted and extremely rare double compound in Bel-Air to a medieval chateau nestled in the peaceful pastures of Provence, these special properties show affluent buyers that opportunities to purchase their dream home still exist – if they know where to look and who to call.
500-512 Perugia Way
Los Angeles, CA.
Not seen for more than half a century, Il Sogno “The Dream” is a magnificent Tuscan Villa compound set on 1.5 acres. The once-in-a-generation compound comprises two lots and two houses set behind private gates on the only island in Bel-Air. The Dream straddles between the East and West gates close to Sunset and UCLA in an exclusive cul-de-sac protected by heightened neighborhood security and a dedicated Perugia Way guard. The property at 500 Perugia Way offers a 10,607 square-foot classic villa built by Mark Daniels with interiors by Kalef Alaton, who created an authentic Italian villa using Tuscan and Amalfi coast artisans. The grounds, designed by David Jones, include a swimming pool, sunken grotto spa, fountains, enormous lawns, formal gardens, and specimen trees. The second property, 512 Perugia Way, brings a 4,900 square-foot Balinese-style artisan oasis, maid’s quarters, and a one-bedroom cabana into complete tranquil unity. A pathway could easily be added to connect both addresses.
Listed by Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty, Beverly Hills
30 Palm Ave
Miami Beach, FL.
Magnificently redesigned and furnished, this turnkey estate is a modernist vision on a 32,000 square-foot lot with 100 feet of water frontage on Miami Beach’s guard-gated Palm Island. A generously arranged two-story floorplan brings together stunning water and city views with nine bedrooms, eight full baths, and one half bath, plus expansive living, dining, and family areas designed for entertaining. Other standout amenities include soaring ceilings, rich hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a family room, a movie theater, elevator, pet room, 4-car garage, staff rooms, recreation room, and a full gym. A second-floor principal suite overlooks the pool and dazzles with dual walk-in closets and a beautiful Carrara marble bathroom. Outdoor entertaining awaits with a large pool with Jacuzzi, a covered seating area with a summer kitchen, an IPE wood dock, plus direct access to Biscayne Bay and the ocean.
25 Bay Drive
Laguna Beach, CA.
Designed by the renowned E.D. Lohrbach, this “paramount piece of architecture” in Laguna Beach as hailed by listing agent Tim Smith takes its prime oceanfront position behind the guarded gates of lower Three Arch Bay. Newly refreshed interiors of approximately 6,419 square feet reveal living tranquil spaces, four bedrooms, four full baths, and one half bath, plus an impressive collection of resort-style amenities, including an elevator, executive office, walk-in vault, director’s quality theater, billiards room serviced by a wet bar, 2,200-gallon saltwater aquarium and indoor spa – all complementing the panoramic ocean vistas and a location that puts the beach at your feet.
Listed by Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Realty, Newport Beach
6731 E Fm 1123
Nestled in the heart of Texas on 303 acres and set between Waco and Austin, this sprawling gated estate property blends Southern grace with land and over a mile of prime waterfront at the crossroads of the historical Salado Creek and Lampasas River. A custom-built house with over 5,800 square feet was made for entertaining and positioned to take full advantage of its manicured lawn setting surrounded by 100+ year Oak trees. Pride of craftsmanship beams throughout each room in the three-bedroom, five-bath home. Spacious open concept living also brings together living, family and dining areas so everyone can be together. Other rooms showcase fine hand-crafted detail, from the wood-paneled study to the oversized craft room. Beyond, a back porch invites you to enjoy a peaceful evening breeze and the pool inspires endless summer fun with views for miles. This estate is the kind of place that inspires you to imagine a life away from the hustle and bustle of the city, as you explore the freedom to fish, hunt, hike, bird watch or even horseback ride across gorgeous pastures and open land.
Listed by Ellen Burns of Coldwell Banker Lakeway
Provence Alpes Côte D’azur, France
Here’s your chance to live among the lavender-filled fields and ancient villages of Provence, at Château De La Verdière. Surrounded by walls and with more than a thousand years of history, the chateau is the largest medieval property in Provence and is registered as a Historic Monument. “The chateau was home to some of the most important families in the nobility of Provence,” explains listing agent Vanda Demeure. An expansion and renovation in the 18th century brought the mansion to over 53,800 square feet. The restored interiors include ornamental plasterwork, gorgeously appointed living spaces and salons, and numerous comfortable bedroom suites (there are a total of 25 bedrooms). A magnificent park embellished with rare species of trees and plants, plus a pool and poolhouse beckon you outdoors to treasure the pastoral provencal countryside as a splendid view of a nearby valley sweeps into your gaze. outbuildings.
Listed by Vanda Demeure of Coldwell Banker Leading Realty
698 Eppley Drive
Mountain retreats for sale in Aspen are few and far between these days, thanks to low inventory – so this dreamy alpine abode is a rarified jewel. A commanding panorama from Independence Pass to Mount Sopris introduces the sweeping 11,159 square-foot home and its open, flowing floorplan. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows frame North Maroon Peak from the atrium-style great room as five south-facing bedrooms create an immersive mountain experience for you and your guests. Modern amenities such as a wine room, indoor pool/sauna, and exercise room further elevate the experience. A location in Aspen’s Starwood community, with its built-in security and privacy, elevates the home to peak luxury.
Listed by Maureen Stapleton, Coldwell Banker Mason Morse
For an “Under the Tuscan Sun” fantasy, escape to this prized wine country estate on approximately 1,383 acres. Nestled in the vineyard-and-olive-tree-covered hills of Tuscany, the property rests 20 kilometers from Siena, 45 kilometers from Montepulciano, and about 90 kilometers from Florence. Comprising the property: 13 farmhouses that can accommodate up to 60 guests (three of which have been renovated according to the traditional Tuscan style and all have modern comforts), a restaurant, a saltwater swimming pool for guests, in addition to a working farm, and a vineyard with everything from a mill and bottling and storage facility to five artificial ponds and a biomass production plant. A photovoltaic system makes “off the grid” autonomy possible. The land produces Grance Senesi DOC wine, extra virgin olive oil, corn, other kinds of cereals, and cured meats. Also on the property are a wildlife reserve and a hunting company with a dog-training area and a pheasant farm. Not from the boundaries of the property lies a small private Romanesque church and Antiqua Querciolaia Thermal Baths, where swimming pools and a well-equipped wellness center offer the ultimate spa experience.
Listed by Valentina Bodini of Coldwell Banker Gruppo Bodini
10 Channing Street
Set in Cambridge, this awe-inspiring reinvention of a manor home unites the best of past and present. The over 9,000 square-foot residence has been elegantly appointed with high-end finishes and refined taste throughout, including fireplaces with marble mantles throughout and expansive areas for outdoor entertaining. An elevator takes you to four inspired levels. The first floor is arranged around a customized eat-in kitchen with a large island, custom millwork, marble countertops and backsplash, 6-burner Wolf stove, and walk-in pantry. On the second floor: a lavish primary suite with a site-built 21-foot walk-in closet and dressing area, four-piece bath with soaking tub, steam shower, and double vanity. French doors from the suite lead out to a sweeping terrace. The top floor comprises most of the bedroom suites and designated work-and-play spaces. A brilliantly finished lower level offers additional space for recreation and entertaining with a media room, additional creative spaces, and a guest bedroom suite. The property takes an enviable position off Brattle Street, located within a mile of Harvard Square and within half a mile of Riverbend Park, BB&N, Shady Hill School, Cambridge Boat Club, and more.
Listed by Gail Roberts of Coldwell Banker Realty, Cambridge
100 70th Street
This beautiful Nantucket Style beachfront home is the epitome of luxury situated along the Jersey Shore, only steps to the beach. Built in 2006, the home still has a contemporary feel with an open floorplan and thoughtful amenities throughout. A spacious kitchen opening to a casual eating area looks out onto the ocean as custom cabinetry, marble countertops, a large center island, and Viking appliances make meal prep a pleasant task. A total of six bedrooms comprise the home, making it ideal for hosting family and guests together. The quiet master suite, with a large master bath, walk-in closet, washer/dryer, and private oceanfront deck, rests on its own wing on the third level, away from the action. Wrap-around decks on the first and second floors, plus an in-ground swimming pool, patio area, and cabana in the beautifully landscaped rear yard inspire you to make the most of the beach lifestyle.
Listed by Lawrence Fluehr of Coldwell Banker James C. Otton Real Estate, Inc.
Samana, Dominican Republic
If you want to escape the ordinary or simply want to escape to a destination outside of the U.S., this swoon-worthy three-story oceanfront villa in the Dominican Republic allows you to do it in absolute tranquility and luxury. A private beach in Samaná provides the inspiring setting for the 14,299 square-foot modernist residence. Six total bedrooms, including two primary suites, three guest rooms, and a service room with a bedroom, make it accommodating for guests. Meanwhile, the floorplan has been optimized for entertaining with open-style living areas and kitchen, interior and exterior bars, numerous terraces, a pool table, an infinity pool, oceanfront spa, gym, and more. Designed to be a true modern sanctuary, the home is being offered furnished with designer-curated high-end furniture, appliances, and artwork. A sought-after location in Samaná’s most exclusive beachfront community of luxury homes on more than 500 acres of private land, provides the next owner with access to a private beach, helipad, and restaurant. You are just a five-minute helicopter flight from the airport of El Catey, a 25-minute drive from the beachfront town of Las Terrenas, or a 30-minute drive from Samaná Bay.
Listed by Gabriela Kessler of Coldwell Banker Amber Coast Realty