Real Estate Writer Tom Bowden takes you on a tour of some “belter” dream homes for sale around the world… providing his unique commentary along the way. This week’s list includes the US, Portugal and Avalon Beach in our own New South Wales.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, US
When it comes to country comfort, it’s hard to beat this Beverly Hills cracker.
And by that, I don’t mean it’s falling apart — I mean it’s an absolute belter.
Tucked away at the end of a quiet road, this mansion offers the relaxed feel of a country home. There’s timber at every turn. From the finely crafted, to the rough hewn — this place is all about comfort, unlike many of its former owner’s outfits. Surrounded by stunning mountain views, a large deck wraps the entire home, overlooking landscaped gardens complete with a landscaped gardens, a waterfall, a koi pond and a meditation area. The home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a private deck and spa. It’s spectacularly rustic. If those walls could talk, I’d imagine they’d speak of some truly incredible parties.
The home is on the market with Christies International Real Estate. Price not disclosed
At home wtih Chunky Custard singer Becky Blake
Country style that’s still in the ‘burbs
Spotlight on Novar Gardens
Designers often describe something different or unique as ”out of the box”, but this Portugal home looks very much like a series of boxes.
And given most homes don’t look like a series of boxes, that makes this boxlike home very out of the box indeed.
Set in the travel hotspot of beautiful Lagos, the home offers some 569sqm of luxury living on a 2770sqm allotment.
Overlooking the sea, and built by award-winning Mario Martins, the home has been designed to offer a contemporary lifestyle within easy reach of Faro International Airport.
With four bedrooms, five bathrooms and covered parking for two expensive cars, it’s also within easy reach of a number of international-standard golf courses, so if you can drag yourself away from that gorgeous view you can work on improving your short game.
Although it’s not as rustic and rugged as I ideally like, as far as modern homes go, this is about as good as it gets. All I need to do now is win the lottery …
The home is on the market wtih Christies International Real Estate. Price not disclosed.
AVALON BEACH, NSW
Looking for a luxe resort-style getaway just a short walk from the coast in Sydney’s exclusive Avalon Beach?
You could do a heck of a lot worse than this 9 Elaine Ave listing then, because it’s absolutely gorgeous.
It’s owned by Justine Cullen, the former editor of Elle and current editor of David Jones’ fashion magazine Jones.
As you’d expect, it’s style borders on perfection.
On the market through McGrath, the renovated home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and luxury at every turn.
The house is stunning, but what gets me is that yard. It’s set on just 569sqm, but it looks like you’ve got the whole world at your feet. I’m sold. I’m all in.
Where do I sign?
Price not disclosed