No expense was spared with the building of this 15,000-square-foot luxury estate in Corona, California. The architecture and interior design are fashioned in the French and Italian traditions of European aristocracy. The foyer of the home extends into a central isle with dome glass ceiling. Its grandness is reminiscent of St. Peter’s Basilica. Ionic capital columns support the arched hallways, and marble flooring, crown moulding and baseboards provide an air of opulence and old world elegance. The landscaping of the property has the ambiance of a Tuscan estate with its mature olive trees. The estate has magnificent views of the Santa Ana Mountains and city lights. A 17,000-square-foot swimming pool and party pavilion along with a cinema and ballroom offer grand scale entertaining and living.
Champ d’Or Mansion at 1851 Turbeville Road in Hickory Creek, Texas is a 48,000-square-foot luxury home inspired by the architecture and interior design of chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte. The estate is owned by Alan Goldfield and his wife Shirley, hence the name Champ d’Or (Field of Gold). The property is surrounded by beautiful gardens and private lakes. Inside the house, a stunning grand staircase in the foyer leads to a domed ceiling. The green tea room is modelled after New York’s Tavern on the Green. There is a two-storey Chanel-style closet in the master suite. The estate also features two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a cinema, a bowling alley and a steam room.
Canadian billionaire Paul Desmarais has a stunning property on 21,000 acres of land located in Sagard, in the heart of Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada. Inspired by the architecture of French royal estates before the Revolution, the luxury estate has beautiful formal gardens that remind one of the Palace of Versailles. The estate also has a breathtaking view of the lake and the valley beyond.
Casa Abril is a luxury grand estate located in Berazategui, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The property sits on 7.41 acres of land and was originally built in 1932 by renowned architect José Mille for its first owners, the Pereyra Iraola family. The architecture of the 46,000 sq. ft. mansion was inspired by palaces like Versailles. This sublime mansion features incredibly spacious rooms, high ceilings, stained glass windows, wrought iron handrails and all the characteristics of French Classicism.
Located in Manhattan Beach, California, this beautiful Spanish Revival estate celebrates the richness of its architectural style with contemporary simplicity. White washed plaster defines indoor and outdoor spaces. The courtyard connects the various elements of the estate. The architecture, landscape and interior design are integrated to express the vision and aesthetic of an intimate Southern Californian home.
Castello della Costa d’Oro is a vineyard estate located in Cambria, California on 80 acres on the Pacific Coast just south of the Hearst Castle La Cuesta Encantada. This awe-inspiring 33,500-square-foot Venetian-style residence has unobstructed ocean view and is lavished with luxury finishes. There are fine art murals painted on domed ceilings and walls, and classical statuary throughout the estate. This Pacific coast paradise stands among the finest homes in the world.
Cornwall Terrace in London, England is a row of eight double-fronted mansions overlooking Regent’s Park. The total value of the entire row of house is about $625 million and is now up for sale. The largest of the residences is 14,000-sq.-ft. and is worth about $100 million. The Regency terrace was designed by royal architect John Nash in the early 19th Century. The architectural details of the interiors offer paneling, mouldings, marble floors and fireplaces which are enhanced by contemporary interior decoration.
The architectural style of this home in Paradise Valley, Arizona combines the elegance of European design with Spanish influences and casual old world charm. Architect Mark Candelaria used clean simple lines and masonry construction to render the home a part of the scenery of the native landscape that surrounds it. Working closely with landscape artist Jeff Berghoff and interior designer Leonard Porras, the team created a private oasis that blends the comfort of the indoors and outdoor spaces seamlessly. The casual elegance of the home provides its inhabitants with both luxury and tranquility.