Got an odd $8 million to $23 million to spare? You might like to bag yourself one of the latest dream homes to have hit the market internationally. Real Estate Writer Tom Bowden is ready to show you around…
Costa Careys, Mexico – Golden Gaytime
The phrase ‘sitting on top of the world’ is bandied around a lot these days.
I admit, I’ve used it rather frivolously over the past few years, but that is all about to change, because I’ve found a place that so perfectly embodies that phrase it will be hard for others to measure up and prove they’re worth the label.
Not only does this place look like it’s sitting on top of the world, but completely surrounded by water, it looks like it could well be its own world. I’ve not see anything quite like it before.
Set on the most protected coast of the Mexican Pacific between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, the castle (yep, that’s how they’re marketing it) offers three bedrooms, panoramic views (obviously), a single-bedroom tower and two separate two-bedroom bungalows.
It’s been described as heaven on earth, and honestly, that looks like a fair assessment.
The home is on the market with Christies Internatioal Real Estate. Price: $13.5 million.
New Jersey – United States
New Jersey’s given us some great things. Bon Jovi hail from The Garden State, as does music legend Bruce Sptingsteen.
Now, you can add Ramapo Mountain Estate to that list. Custom-built and designed in 2008 by premier builder La Marbiera Custom Homes and Zampolin & Associates Architects, the home offers almost 1700sqm of living space.
It’s got four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two luxury master suites and oversized windows in every room, filling it with natural light.
There’s also a billiard room, a gourmet kitchen that has to be seen to be believed, and more solid timber here than you can swing a cat at, which, as I’ve said before, I’m a big fan of – the timber, that is, not the cat swinging…
As if all that wasn’t enough, the one-of-a-kind home overlooks a sparkling pool and spa and is surrounded by landscaped grounds.
The home is on the market with Christies International Real Estate. Price: $22.7 million
Lane Cove – New South Wales
Looking for a resort-style family stunner you can simply move into and live the high life straight away?
Then look no further than this Lane Cove stunner at 28 Best St, which was built from the ground up for entertaining. The home is set over three levels and offers luxury living at every turn, all set around a sparkling pool and a floodlit full-size tennis court.
The home, on the market through Morgans Realty, offers a massive seven bedrooms, huge open-plan entertainment spaces and a five-car lockup garage.
Set on an 1808sqm allotment, the home offers a tranquil hideaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, but is set on a manageable enough allotment that you won’t be a slave to it every weekend.
Price: $8.088 million