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…)

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!

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…)

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.

By Linde Hyder

Destined to be the ultimate summer retreat or year-round getaway, this rare offering presents a lifestyle like no other. Enviably situated on the pristine shores of Hayden Lake, the home is surrounded by nearly six acres of rolling green lawns and capitalizes on lakefront vistas with more than 420 feet of level sandy beach. A scenic private road leads to the gated property where a setting of supreme serenity awaits. (more…)

By Mary Lou Janson

Royal palms, banyan tree canopies, gentle bay breezes, warm Gulf of Mexico waters and white sand beaches define the Florida West Coast community of Olde Naples. (more…)

By Janan Talafer

When George Vanderbilt first looked out across the majestic mountains and wooded valleys of Western North Carolina, he couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful setting anywhere. (more…)

Today’s Top 5 Homes of the Week hail from two of the top luxury real estate marketplaces: California and Florida, as well as a spectacular listing in Osterville Massachusetts. We highlighted a property featured on the cover of “Home & Design” magazine, one that comes with its own vineyard and another with a private sandy beach. Check out our best properties of the week below. (more…)

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