Top 5 Homes of the Week

From modern to Mediterranean, we’re touching on these exquisite home styles at both ends of the spectrum. Up north, we have a contemporary Canadian compound with clean, straight lines. Meanwhile, spanning from coast to coast in the U.S. we’re highlighting Mediterranean mansions that feature soaring arches and ceramic tile roofs. Which style home do you prefer?

“I would rather spend a week here than anywhere in the world.” The profound words of world traveler and famed entrepreneur William Randolph Hearst on California’s central coast. In the shadow of his eponymous – and now legendary – Hearst Castle lies The Retreat at Cambria, an 80-acre coastal estate of unparalleled scale and undeniable opportunity. (more…)

By Jack Chapman

Over the past few years, a trend of “tiny homes” has been sweeping the world. Only focusing on the necessities that one needs to live, companies are building tiny homes typically as guest houses or for people that want to go off the grid. This is not the case for Austin, Texas-based company Kasita, which got its name from the Spanish word “casita” meaning “tiny house.” Kasita is not building the average “tiny home.” Although small in size; it is far from ordinary. While only 374 square feet, it can be designed and built to one’s every need. Kasita plans to revolutionize city living by stacking the units to create a comfortable and cost-effective lifestyle. (more…)

It’s the sweet summertime, and we’re taking a look at homes around the globe to spend these long, hot, lazy days. If you want to escape the extreme heat, we have a few northern vacation homes for your summer retreat. Or, if you’re looking for a place with premier outdoor space to enjoy the warmer weather, we’ve got those for you, as well. Take a look at our Top 5 Homes of the Week to spend your summer in below!

By Alyssa Mammano

With today’s open concept designs and sightlines throughout your home into all family living spaces, sometimes it’s nice to enjoy a small escape within your luxury living quarters. A quaint reading nook under your staircase can be a sanctuary retreat. But to really get away from it all while still remaining at home, affluent homeowners are secretly installing functional hideaways beyond hidden passageways. From mock bookcases to concealed wine cellars, below are a few fun ideas for your luxury staycation. (more…)

We’re highlighting California in this week’s Top 5 Homes, in keeping with the theme of our print magazine set to hit newsstands on July 25th! In print, we’ll be featuring the most stunning Coastal California properties on the market, much like those below.

Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate presents to you, 30 ultra-luxe, turnkey properties comprising The Residences at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Exclusively represented by the high-end real estate brand, each Residence offers potential homebuyers panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez, access to Las Ventanas al Paraíso’s unprecedented level of hospitality and amenities and design of the highest caliber showcasing the warmth of Baja culture. (more…)

By Susan B. Barnes

Ginger Henderson began her real estate career 40 years ago, following in her mother’s footsteps and joining her at one of the original local brokerages in the Keys. In 1982 Ginger and her mother would strike out on their own, opening American Caribbean Real Estate – Middle Keys. Since that time an office dedicated exclusively to servicing the needs of the Lower Keys market was opened in Ramrod Key, making the company American Caribbean Real Estate – Middle & Lower Keys. (more…)

By Janan Talafer

The South Tropical Trail on Florida’s Space Coast offers a spectacular waterfront lifestyle with the best of both worlds, direct riverfront access and a short drive to the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the East Coast’s most desirable properties are located here, a peaceful, secluded enclave on a 15-mile peninsula nestled between the Indian River and the Banana River. (more…)

A combination of our favorite estates and a series of our top five homes of a unique architectural style, these Top 5 Homes of the Week celebrate risks taken with architecture and design. Sleek angles, natural materials and expansive windows uniquely blend these homes into their surroundings. Intimately blended into the landscapes of Arizona, Colorado, California and more, this week’s top five homes provide inspiration for luxury home builders and buyers.

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