International dream homes for buyers with deep pockets
From an architecturally designed homes in Texas, a waterfront stunner in New South Wales and a luxe modern apartment in New York, this week’s top three international listings won’t disappoint. Here’s what’s on offer.
Dallas, Texas, US – Price not disclosed
While this place might not be to everyone’s liking – what with it looking like the kids have had an avocado fight in the kitchen and all – I really dig it. Built in 2006, but designed to be a throwback to the past, the home screams 1960s and ‘70s retro chic, while seamlessly incorporating the new to create this magical fusion that, to me, is really inviting. Decadent in some aspects and minimalist in others, to me this place just exudes comfort. And that, I think, plays a big part in what constitutes a dream home – can you actually relax there? Built with luxury features throughout, the home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and is set among the treetops in a private and exclusive neighbourhood in Dallas, Texas. It’s also got a separate dwelling, accessed via an iron catwalk, which is the perfect space to accommodate guests. It’s certainly not the most decadent place I’ve featured in these pages, but this one’s a winner in my book.
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Castlecrag, NSW – Price not disclosed
As the old saying goes: “location, location, location, location”. Actually, reading this back I think I’ve used too many locations, but if there was ever a home that warranted labouring the point, it’s this place. Set in the exclusive waterside suburb of Kincraig, and offering breathtaking views over picturesque Peach Tree Bay, the home is one of only a few homes in the area to have proper boat mooring facilities. So you can simply pull up, tie up your pleasure craft, walk up the stairs past your pool and spa, your entertainment lawn and your landscaped garden and enjoy your five-bedroom home and all the contemporary luxury it offers. As far as waterside properties go, they don’t get much better than this, and with only one or two homes of this calibre hitting the market each year, expect to have to fight for it.
New York City, US – $11.825 million
While New York City has its fair share of funky modern warehouse pads, and luxe modern apartment buildings, there’s still a number of character properties to be found, if that’s what you’re looking for. Like this 160 East 71st St townhouse. The five-story 1910-Neo-Grecian elevator-serviced townhouse, set on the city’s prime upper east side offers a warmth more commonly seen in European abodes than in the Big Apple and boasts a generous five bedrooms, four bathrooms and about 430sqm of living space across its luxurious floorplan. This place has everything you could want – a mahogany staircase, 4m ceilings, a parlour, a sprawling garden, a library and fireplaces. The master suite takes up the entire third floor, while the fourth floor has two bedrooms, both with ensuites, and a central walk-in closet. Set between Lexington and Third Avenues, if it’s a sophisticated New York lifestyle you’re after, that isn’t like all the rest, this place has it in spades.