Gradually expanding the geography of our Top Homes of The Week, this time we have made the most diverse selection for you: from the $27M Palace in Portugal, a 20th century Castle in Belgium to the highly contemporary minimalist house in California and the entire island in Maine. From Sotheby’s to Baerz these highly professional agencies have presented each new home with high quality photography and exciting video tours. Enjoy your own personal view through these exquisite listings below.
1. Historic Country Estate in Algaida, Balearic Islands, Spain
An exclusive, secluded Algaida property with extraordinary views that span all the way to Cabrera island.
Crowning the cul-de-sac on 24 beautiful hectares of land, this sprawling, authentic Spanish estate showcases panoramic, views that lighten the mind and warm the heart. And conveniently just 25 minutes from Palma.
The property features a gorgeous, outdoor area, where main features are: an indoor and outdoor spa, a wine cellar, wonderful riding and walking trails, paddock, fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as plantations of almond, orange, lavender, and olive trees.
The land could be cultivated for use of vineyards or to build a polo field, as well as hunting grounds.
2. Patino Palace in Cascais, Portugal
An exquisite integration of authentic elements of the 18th-century Portuguese architecture and modern amenities situated on 4 acres of picturesque, waterfront property in the prestigious Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal.
This authentic palace offers twelve en-suite bedrooms, a cinema room, still with the original projectors from the 60s, a Spa with a sauna, a Steam room, and a massage room, a bowling pavilion, a romantic tea room and a fantastic pool area.
Extraordinarily beautiful property that literally captivates visitors.
3. Contemporary home with views over Sonoma Valley, California
Welcome to this sophisticated house ideally located in the heart of The Valley of the Moon, in the village of Glen Ellen, California.
Impeccably designed, the modern masterpiece epitomizes everything you might desire, with its contemporary high-quality architecture and top-end finishes.
The main highlights of the house, wall to floor glass windows and seamless glass doors, embrace dramatic views over Sonoma Valley, enveloping this marvelous home in a light, airy ambiance.
4. Korbeek Lo I Castle Vijverhof, Flanders, Belgium
Price On Request
Exceptional early 20th-century property, positioned in an idyllic park of ± 4 ha with a natural pond, pool and trees.
Practically magical, the pond and pool atmospherically reflect the house, trees, and sky. The home’s historical yet comfortable interiors are simply impeccable, as is the exterior.
Pure elegance–right in the middle of Europe–in a peaceful and picturesque location in Belgium.
5. Private island in Casco Bay, Maine, USA
Welcome to Hope Island. A majestic 86 acre private island in the heart of Casco Bay, Maine, United States. It’s a piece of paradise with complete privacy, located just a short 20 minute boat ride from Portland.
The island’s main residence is an 11,658 sq ft Mediterranean style house with a gym, a home office, a sprawling courtyard, panoramic ocean views from every room and multiple balconies.
The island also features two well-appointed guest houses, a tavern, a chapel, a boathouse, an equestrian barn, and many ancillary buildings that could be converted to suit all possible needs.
But most importantly, this island is self-sufficient. Although for a more socially active life there is always nearby Portland that offers world-renowned restaurants, shops and galleries.