International dream homes you wish you could live in
Take a look at some of the world’s latest dream home listings for multi-millionaires. This week, real estate writer Tom Bowden checks out homes in the Bahamas, the Netherlands and, a bit close to home, Victoria, Australia.
Amsterdam, Netherlands – $27.2 million
Amsterdam is home to some incredible properties, and Biltseweg 7, is no exception. The opulent home, set in the beautifully wooded landscape of Bosch en Duin, a quaint villa village on the Utrecht Heuvelrug near Zeist, was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1935 holiday home Fallingwater.The fixtures and finishes here are world class – Israeli limestone, glass and brushed aluminium balustrades, walnut and cherryflooring, blue marble … the whole place oozes luxury. Then there’s the wellness centre with an eight-person whirlpool spa, sauna, steam room, steam bath, rain shower and a swimming pool hall. And let’s not forget the home cinema …
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Eleuthera, Bahamas – $7.05 million
Got a boat, seaplane or helicopter? You’ll need one to be able to access this absolute ripper – Lobster Island. Use it for a commercial venture, or just enjoy the whole place to yourself – the choice is yours! The main home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and offers more than 240sqm of living space, including a chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances andfloor-to-ceiling windows offering uninterrupted views of the surroundings. There are also two two-bedroom cottages for guests, meaning you could turn this place into an actual resort if you wish. There’s also a beach pavilion overlooking a large saltwater pool that’s teeming with fish you can swim with, and a 743sqm sea house built over the water with floor-to-ceiling windows and a commercial kitchen. I could think of worse places to work on my tan …
Chirmside Park, Victoria – Price not disclosed
When it comes to opulent living, few Australian homes tick as many boxes as this 8-14 Allambi Rd, Chirmside Park home. It’s got everything – Swarovski chandeliers, heated flooring even in the dog kennels, lion statues, imported marble flooring, adiving pool, three different fountains, gold tapware and handles, Roman villa-style columns and arches – it’s incredible! It’s also, I imagine, way out of my price tag, and a little bit too perfect for my liking. But if you’re looking to live large, this is the one for you. This stunning property, on the market through AUZ Property, sits on 1496sqm, and, with two vacant allotments each of the same side also for sale, you could really turn this into your own estate.