The fictional mansion of “X-Men” could serve as an endorsement for modern-day house security. Set in the northeast corner of New York’s Westchester County, the inherited mansion of Charles Xavier (Professor X) — and the site of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters — is teeming with high-end, high-tech security features: Cerebro software used to detect mutants and humans alike, secure rooms with hard-light holographic technology, an underground hangar for the X-Men’s aircraft and escape tunnels connecting to locales in New York City and New Jersey. Even so, the beautiful Neo-Classical estate has endured its fair share of attacks from supervillains and mutants alike.
Knowing that home security is a major selling point for luxury properties today, we found seven elite addresses marketed by the Coldwell Banker Previews International® program that prioritize protection just like the X-Mansion. After viewing these properties, remember to see the X-Mansion in full force when “X-Men: Apocalypse” hits theaters on May 27.
6 Andrews Farm Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
This stately five-bedroom French Chateau at Andrews Farm rests behind 24/7 guard-posted security gates.
2900 North Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Resting in a quiet pocket of Chicago’s Lakeview just a block north of Lincoln Park, this stunning residence was completely renovated in 2011, and features a Crestron audio and visual, security and automation, as well as fire safety sprinkler systems.
1600 Highland Rd
Winter Park, FL 32789
This expansive estate in Orlando’s Winter Park area offers complete privacy since it’s surrounded by a custom concrete wall trimmed with brick and has automatic screens. As well, it was built to exist “off the grid,” if necessary, thanks to a generator and solar power for water. A Crestron audio system with wall panels to control 15 security cameras also adds an extra layer of protection.
30 Casa Tokase
Cabo San Lucas, CS 23453
As far as coastal architectural homes go, this modern beauty offers the best of both worlds —stunning views of the Pacific and absolute privacy, due to its location within the ultra-exclusive gated community of Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas. Other thoughtful security touches? There’s private gated access and a customized security system — perfect for those times you’re away.
2644 E Kentucky Ave
Holladay, UT 84117
Much thought was given to security and sustainability in this modern contemporary masterpiece in Utah. For starters, the residence sits on a gated lot with five feet of seismic proof footings and a fire sprinkler system. Two obscure 1,000 gallon propane tanks feed a pre-programmed generator in the event of power loss. And, there’s a Creston Smart House system that includes security, cameras and total remote control of the home from anywhere.
4286 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534
Aside from the convenience of having 63 acres of your own cabernet vineyards, Villa De Madre Estate in Northern California’s Fairfield blends artful craftsmanship with state-of-the-art security systems and a privacy gate.
4560 E Foothill Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
This custom Tatum Canyon European style home built by John Shultz boasts breathtaking Mummy Mountain views — but also electric screens, a security system and whole home activated charcoal water conditioning system.