Posted on 8 Feb
True luxury knows no bounds: just ask our Los Angeles agents, whose impressive portfolio of real estate extends from the city’s most coveted zip codes to the Isles of Greece, coast of Scotland, shores of the Riviera and beyond. From a secluded tropical compound off the coast of the Mediterranean to a historic residence overlooking Scotland’s infamous Old Course at St. Andrews, these five international offerings could make a jetsetter out of anyone.
Situated atop a secluded bluff in exclusive Cala Llenya on Ibiza’s northeastern tip, this 25,000-square-foot estate, represented by Christopher Dyson, stands as one of the most exceptional offerings on the Mediterranean. Set on 7.5 lush, seafront acres and surrounded by tropical gardens and rolling, manicured lawns, the residence appears as if plucked from a dream. The masterfully designed main house, fondly known as La Buena Sombra, incorporates modern design elements, such as soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, with rustic wood beams and palm tree-studded vistas that retain the properties’ whimsical, old-world charm. Farther up the hill, two additional villas, each boasting sea views and beautifully landscaped gardens, provide ample space for hosting esteemed guests. A rare feature on Ibiza, a rope-secured coastal path with solid stone stairs leads to a private sunbathing and swimming deck, offering direct boat access. Should you prefer fresh water swims, you can take your pick between an olympic-sized swimming pool with 40-meter lanes and an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean.
Whether you’re a golf aficionado or simply appreciate the finer things in life, you’ll find plenty to love about Hamilton Grand. Overlooking the 18th green of Scotland’s infamous Old Course at St. Andrews, the historic building, which sold for a Scottish record price per square foot, is comprised of 26 distinct homes, including two-, three-, and four-bedroom residences ranging from 1,053 to 1,702 square feet. Originally built as the Grand Hotel in 1895, the residences have undergone a complete renovation by The Kohler Company. Represented by Kathrin Nicholson and managed by the prestigious Old Course Hotel, Hamilton Grand offers residents unsurpassed Scottish hospitality, including butler service and access to all the amenities at the award-winning Red Star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. When you’re not on the links, you can still keep an eye on the action from the residence’s private, sixth-floor terrace, which offers stunning views over the West Sands Beach, North Sea, and 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th fairways of the Old Course.
It doesn’t get much glitzier than a penthouse in Cannes. Represented by Andrew Mortaza, this seaside residence is located in the heart of the prestigious Promenade de la Croisette and boasts spectacular views of the Mediterranean coast and Cannes. The offering features four ensuite bedrooms and marble bathrooms, a fully-equipped Poggenpohl kitchen, oversized dining room and spacious, open living room with a balcony facing the famed Palais De Festivals, home to the annual Cannes film festival. A magnificent marble spiral staircase leads to a rooftop garden terrace showcasing panoramic views of the Gulf of Cannes, from the Isle of Lerins to the Suquet. Featuring a jacuzzi, grassy knoll, outdoor shower, chef-caliber grill, guesthouse, and ample dining and sunbathing spaces, the terrace is the perfect place for entertaining elite guests. In the spirit of the city’s star-studded film festival, a wide-screen plasma television with a stereophonic sound system is ideal for hosting private screenings beneath the stars while the festival festivities are underway.
Can’t get enough of Cannes? Neither can we. Tucked behind gates in the quiet and exclusive seaside neighborhood of lower Californie, this exquisite 1930s French estate, represented by Eric Lavey and Feroz Taj, features 7,857 square feet of living space surrounded by phenomenal, manicured grounds. Showcasing six bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a Provençal country guest house, grand interiors include an elegant dining room, library, chef’s kitchen, and light-filled living room with a fireplace, exposed beams and sliding glass doors to a garden-facing terrace. A palatial master suite features a fabulous domed ceiling and luxurious bathroom, fireplace, and sliding pocket doors to two spacious balconies overlooking the gardens below and sea beyond. A magnificent swimming pool, flanked on either side by wisteria-covered porticos and pavilions and 52 authentic columns of white Carrara marble, is surrounded by mature trees and palms with staircases leading up to lush, terraced gardens. Oui s'il vous plaît.
The only thing better than one Grecian villa? Two, of course. Located on the iconic Greek island of Mykonos, these elegant seaside residences, represented by Stefan Pommepuy, range in size from 3,000 to 4,000 square feet and combine classic Mediterranean design elements with contemporary appeal. Stunning infinity pools, surrounded by sundrenched lounge spaces, olive trees and vibrant bouganvilla, spill over iconic views of the Aegean Sea and whitewashed villages below. Light and airy interiors feature natural cliff walls, oversized windows and spacious balconies that take full advantage of exquisite seaside vistas.