Welcome to the premier edition of our weekly digest of the top homes on the market. JamesEdition gathers thousands of homes from around the world, through niche boutique agencies and global corporate partners to discover the hottest opportunities on the market. Our editors have curated the highest quality, most unique, and most attractive listings in the hottest destinations, so you can save time.
This week we’re talking about livable art, a private oasis close to NYC, and a 15th century palace with lake views. Scroll down to uncover more.
1. Tuscan inspired villa in Cannes, France
A property located in Cannes’ lower Le Californie district, not far from the legendary Alang Alang villa. The 3,500 sq. m of land boasts terraces planted with olive trees and cypresses surrounding a heated pool. This Mediterranean Zen-like garden sets a very peaceful atmosphere, and the views of the sea and the Esterel mountains are equally beautiful and relaxing.
2. Astounding piece of livable art in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Described as “the desert courtyard house” and ”the house of doors” in the Phoenix edition of Homes and Gardens, this property is on the market for the first time. An architectural masterpiece shaped from rammed earth, steel, glass, and stone, the home seems to have naturally emerged from the landscape. A commanding storefront door opens onto a central courtyard, situated on a peninsula between two arroyos; Sonoran plant specimens and landscape become living art. And floor-to-ceiling glass walls surround the intimate courtyard to blend the indoors and outdoors seamlessly without compromising privacy or security.
3. Private island in Connecticut, USA
With panoramic views of Long Island Sound, this 4-acre private island compound provides both privacy and convenience. Located only 45 minutes from NYC, the island features a gated private bridge to the mainland, helipad, public utilities, private sandy beaches, and 200 ft. water dock. Included also are a heated 55 ft. lap pool, greenhouse, tennis court, and gorgeous gardens.
The 17,000 sq. ft., 12-bedroom English manor features eight fireplaces, offices, formal rooms, a 4-car garage, and expansive terraces. Within the compound you will also find a 3-bedroom Dutch Colonial home with maginificent sunset views.
4. Ancient palace In Franciacorta, Italy
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A 15th-century palace located close to Lake Iseo, this estate is in one of the most appealing areas of northern Italy, boasting charming views of the lakeside.
The prestigious 6,000 sq. m property has medieval origins and is framed by 21 hectares of land with vineyards and a forest. Following a careful renovation, the building has returned to its ancient charm and has been converted into an outstanding estate. The eight housing units are still partially to be customized, but all systems have been re-made and are now perfectly functional.
The property also includes a beautiful deconsecrated church, newly renovated stables, and an annex consisting of a living area with a kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
5. Lion Heart, an oceanfront masterpiece in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
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A collaboration between the developer of Oil Nut Bay and renowned architect Ken Kao, Lion Heart represents an unparalleled vision in luxury island living. The estate is nestled on 12.5 acres of a lush expanse of green and dramatic rocky cliffs, against the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.
The property seamlessly integrates into the island’s topography. Both the curved and flat rooflines of the construction follow the rise and fall of the landscape, and a remarkable 7,450 sq. ft. green roof brims with native flora.
The elevated cliffside position offers unrivaled 270-degree panoramic views of the sea and neighboring islands, Necker and Anegada, as well as sweeping views of the entire coastline of Virgin Gorda. The approach to Lion Heart is marked by an impeccable stonewalled drive that emerges out of the natural terrain.
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