The Top 10 International Luxury Estates Sure to Make You Swoon

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by ARSINE KALOUSTIAN
March 17, 2021

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Nest Seekers International is a game-changing player on the swiftly expanding and fiercely competitive global real estate field. Headquartered in New York and London and representing some of the most coveted properties in the world’s most alluring locales, the firm’s unique business model and cutting edge approach to marketing is revolutionizing how consumers – and the industry itself – are thinking of real estate.

Armed with a fearless and refreshingly unconventional one-two-punch of tech and branding solutions, Nest Seekers International is embracing rapid but strategic growth. With more than 1,000 team members spread across 25 offices in Manhattan, London, Beverly Hills, Brooklyn, Long Island City, The Hamptons, New Jersey, Miami, Greenwich, Asia, and now Palm Beach; the company has emerged as one of the world’s foremost international real estate firms.

Savvy to the fact that sophisticated buyers and investors consistently demonstrate a preference for trusted brands that display common principles and identity, Nest Seekers aims to take the existing multi city presence it has established and cross connect it with the rest of the world’s principal metro hubs via an in-house smart technology platform.  The firm has already established itself as an innovative – even sometimes delightfully irreverent – marketer of some of the rarest and most spectacular properties in existence.  So it is only natural to assume that the company’s charted course of expansion, once realized, will further revolutionize the field and is sure to firmly position Nest Seekers as the industry leader in high quality real estate services.

Whether you’re in the market for a new primary residence abroad, keeping an eye out for a unparalleled second home offering, or just want to enjoy a bit of daydreaming via some online window shopping, our collection of Nest Seekers ‘Top 10’ most jaw-dropping international listings is sure to inspire your wanderlust!

Magnificent 17th-Century Chateau de Menars in France’s Loire Valley

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, France

This majestic 17th-century château was the home of the Marquise de Pompadour, King Louis XV’s favorite. Set in a 104-acre park, perched high on the banks of the River Loire, this property comprises the chateau and various beautiful period outbuildings with reception rooms, guest rooms, a 30,000-bottle wine cellar and an orangery.

The chateau, flanked by symmetrical wings and pavilions, offers breathtaking views of the Loire River and boasts a vast gallery, 34 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms, a superb staircase, parquet floors and multiple chimneys. Pompadour enlisted court architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel – who designed Paris’s Place de la Concorde – to build her dream home, refurbishing the original château, which had been built in 1642. All surrounded by a magnificent park, rotunda, nymphaeum, basin. The property boasts a long avenue of century-old linden trees, stretching two miles, and over a mile of frontage on the River Loire. The lavish geometric gardens were designed by landscape architect Le Nôtre, the principal gardener of King Louis XIV, who also designed the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.

The Château de Menars, situated 116 miles south of Paris in the heart of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers a huge potential for further development.

Price: $18,900,000

Posh St Pancras Chambers Penthouse in Greater London

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, U.K.

A once in a generation opportunity to acquire the main penthouse at St. Pancras Chambers, an icon of London architecture and perhaps the most revered gothic building in the world, designed by George Gilbert Scott and completed in 1873.  This near 6000 sqft triplex apartment offers a dramatic living space, with quite an extraordinary scale throughout all of the bedrooms and in particular the main reception of mind-blowing character and proportions.

Currently offered with the completely bespoke fit-out of its distinguished owner, this property offers so much scope for the incoming purchaser to add their own identity to what can only be described as a unique canvas, be it for a grand pied-a-terre, a corporate showpiece in London or bespoke home in a world-class location.

Price: $15,640,000

Fabulous 16th Century Fortress in Salamanca, Spain

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, Spain

Nest Seekers presents the rare opportunity to own a fortress, a unique lifestyle, and one of a kind home.  This the perfect property to make your dreams become reality – there is space and approval for a heliport, golf course, pool and so much more….

The fortress is a star fortress built in the Vaubanesque style. It is located 0.6 miles (0.97 km) west of the village of Aldea del Obispo in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. The fortress was constructed there because of its position of great strategic significance due to its proximity to the border between Spain and Portugal which lies 0.4 miles (0.64 km) to the west of the fortress. The Fortress is also opposite the Portuguese castle fortress of Almeida which lies 5.5 miles (8.9 km) west-north-west of the fortress. In 2006, the derelict fortress was sold privately and the site was renovated.

This could be your new primary home, summer house, or Equestrian Estate.

Price: $18,000,000

Soothing Seaside Sanctuary in Algarve, Portugal

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, Portugal

Dual residency and citizenship is at your fingertips with the purchase of a luxury condo.  Nomad Bay, your perfect sanctuary in Algarve Portugal, seamlessly blends the comforts of home with five- star hotel amenities and services, which you can enjoy as a vacation home or full-time residence.  This high- end beach resort isexclusively designed and tailored to discerning clients seeking bespoke experiences.

The Algarve is one of Europe’s most sought out destinations with its untouched natural beauty, countless activities, and 300 days of sunshine per year.  It is overlooking the ocean and perfectly located in Carvoeiro, a charming seaside village only a few minutes from the beach.  Find yourself seduced by it’s world-renowned beaches, warm blue waters, impressive rock formations, grottos, multiple islets and rich marine life.

From the stunning 3 story building with natural materials, huge windows with breathtaking views of the ocean, elegant finishes inspired by the world, and lovely roof top terraces, Nomad Bay is a world class residence and hotel that caters to the most distinguished travelers.

Price: €300,000 – 840,000

Tantalizing Tropical Villa in Cemagi, Bali

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, Bali

Located in the seaside village of Cemagi in South-West Bali, this stunning and lavishly-appointed contemporary home is a seaside paradise. Positioned within 500 feet of the surf beach and featuring lush tropical gardens and fabulous ocean views, this 12,900 square foot, 5-bedroom villa is an elegant and relaxing oasis.

Inside on the main level you’ll find a gourmet kitchen and expansive dining room showcasing a long and beautiful suar wood table with seating for ten, lit by three hanging lanterns with huge woven bamboo shades. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors at one end of the dining area lead out to the terrace and provides garden and pool views.

Upstairs, dual master suites – each with open-air bathrooms and sea-view balconies – feature stylish en-suite bathrooms and private terraces with floor-to-ceiling glass doors which provide plenty of light and ocean views and breezes. There are also three very private guest suites, along with a secondary formal dining area and western style kitchen.

Outside, the expansive garden surrounding the villa features a sunken poolside lounge, alfresco dining area, 98 feet long swimming pool, secluded bedroom pavilions and enchanting tropical landscaping. The exterior features crisp white exteriors and cool cream marble floors. Palimanan Stone is the natural material of the villa’s striking bas-relief murals and impressive Balinese statues which flank the grand entranceway and borders of the ponds.

The pale white stone features abundantly throughout the villa and defines the garden with large, perfectly placed pebbles and warm textured paving. Even the flowers in the 35,500 sqft grounds reflect this oceanic oasis, from the white, sweet-scented snowy blossoms on the many frangipani trees to the softly flowering jasmine that borders the lawns.

Price: $3,250,000

Luxury Penthouses in Lisbon

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, Portugal

The most exclusive penthouses in Lisbon are located at The Promenade, a brand new luxury development that will be completed by June 2021.

The Promenade is unique, exquisite, luxurious, and with details that go beyond the obvious.

It takes full advantage of Lisbon’s distinctive light and it stands out for its large spans, allowing each apartment to have balconies overlooking the River Tagus or Santa Catarina Hill, and for its contemporary design and choice of exquisite finishes and high-quality equipment, providing the sensation of comfort, modernity, excellence, and luxury.

The Promenade comprises 36 apartments, from 1 to 3 bedrooms, distributed over four floors, and 4 spectacular penthouses.

The 4 penthouses are available in 3, 4, 5, and 6 bedrooms and among its most impressive features, they all have a private lift, a fitted garage for 4 or 6 cars, a swimming pool, and a large terrace with breathtaking views.

Price: $9,540,000

Architectural Jewel in La Zagaleta, Spain

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, Spain

Privileged residents can enjoy two private golf courses, tennis courts, pistol range, helipad and an equestrian centre. This south facing modern mansion is set on three stories and consist of a spacious open plan living area – lounge/salon, an elegant dining area, gourmet kitchen, ten bedrooms with en-suite, dressing rooms, spa-area with sauna, turkish bath, gym and indoor pool. It additionally offers fabulous outdoor spaces, perfect for morning espresso and evening cocktails, al fresco family dinners, entertaining, or to enjoy sunsets and bright stars behind the Rock of Gibraltar.

The views are breath-taking and offers diversified scenery such as the scenic Marbella coastline, idyllic Andalusian mountain landscape, iconic La Concha mountain, undulating green carpets of golf-courses and sparkling Mediterranean sea towards Africa. This luxurious, eco-friendly and energy-efficient mansion features home automation, air-conditioning, underfloor heating, alarm, automatic irrigation, electric blinds, sophisticated lighting, fireplace, Wi-Fi, fitted wardrobes, contemporary staircases, parquet floors, solar panels, water tank, lift, handicapped access and much more.

Furthermore there is a separate guests or staff apartment, laundry room, a store room, a utility room and garage that can host your collection of 15 luxury cars. It comes tastefully presented in modern style, with high-end designer furniture and décor. Set in a gated community with 24h security, controlled entrance and surveillance cameras, you are assured peace of mind.

Price: $38,400,000

Grande Historical Villa in Assisi, Italy

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, Italy

Feast your eyes upon this grand historical medieval villa with olive grove and parklike setting for sale in Assisi.  Idyllic Assisi presents itself as a unique place, able to convey a strong sense of spirituality and well-being thanks to the high standard of living that it offers.

On top of a gentle hill overlooking the most evocative part of the Umbrian valley and home to about 3000 olive trees, this prestigious residence stands out in all its majestic splendor. It is a building completely restored with diligence and attention to detail that preserves the charm and value of its history. It is divided into three levels of equal size with three kitchens, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and four majestic rooms with fireplaces and valuable elements such as coffered ceilings and stone walls. Each room in the house enjoys a panoramic view of the valley and the park. The exterior develops in a flat part around the villa, where it is possible to build a swimming pool.  There is also a large detached garage with three rooms suitable for the conservation of wine and oil produced on the property and an adjoining stone with panoramic pergola that was originally a church and that over time has been adapted as a storage room. Access to the property is very convenient and easy, thanks to a road in optimal conditions.

Here, art and nature blend perfectly, creating a timeless atmosphere that is the real added value, impossible to find elsewhere.

Price: $1,560,000

Landmark London Home

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, U.K.

This Grade II listed, stucco fronted house of ambassadorial proportions has been meticulously renovated by the current owners – located on the world famous Exhibition Road in the heart of Knightsbridge. Extending to over 9,000 sq ft and renovated to the highest specification, this house features the combination of classic and modern resulting in a luxurious yet stylish finish. The generous built-in storage and walk in wardrobes allow for clean living even for a larger family.

The vast living area is refined and impressive, with a lift; marble floors and bathrooms; bespoke cabinetry; integrated lighting, audio and air conditioning systems; and ornate cornicing, ceiling plasterwork and architraves.

Hyde Park is right on your doorstep, with 350 acres of sprawling green space just waiting to be discovered. The park boasts magnificent fountains, a large lake, sports facilities, great food and children’s play areas. The location is an oasis of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of London. This is a prime area of Knightsbridge with locals populating the award-winning coffee shops, international boutiques and local restaurants.  The Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum are both within just a few minutes walk.

Price: $36,720,000

Ultra Deluxe Modern Penthouse in Marbella, Spain

Pictured: Nest Seekers International listing, Spain

Built to top-quality specifications with a contemporary design, this 11,861 sf penthouse benefits from a palette of natural colors and soothing neutrals that exude timeless elegance and peace.

This fantastic offering features an open, spacious, and bright living room that unites the entrance hall, salon, and dining area with sleek integrated modern fireplaces.  The property boasts a flawless custom wine room, marble flooring, stunning designer double kitchen and many other features making the property truly luxurious. Class and style all the way, you’ll find separate dressing rooms with custom made wardrobes, a fully quipped gym, zero edge pool, solarium, coffee pavilion, and stylish decked areas.  Beautifully presented with a distinct sophisticated flair, this penthouse has 5 stylish bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

Enormous terraces and floor to ceiling panoramic windows provide mesmerizing views across the picturesque Andalusian landscapes and mountains, including iconic La Concha, out to the Mediterranean towards the African coast, and Gibraltar.

This is your own hedonistic heaven – an enviable lifestyle with magic Mediterranean sunsets.  Perfect for no-holds-barred pool parties, loving family gatherings, ultra-trendy roof parties with sophisticated cocktails – the choice is yours!

This magnificent property is situated in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of the coast, just a couple minutes drive to Marbella’s centre, beaches, golf courses, international schools, shopping areas and a variety of services. Glamorous Puerto Banus is within a 10-min drive.

Price: $7,080,000

Nest Seekers International is a full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm committed to assisting discerning sellers, investors, and developers successfully market and sell their properties.  For more information, please visit Nest Seekers online.

 


SPAIN 16TH CENTURY FORTRESS FOR SALE, Salamanca Spain SPAIN 16TH CENTURY FORTRESS FOR SALE, Salamanca Spain
€15,000,000
($18,000,000)
ULTRA DELUXE DUPLEX PENTHOUSE IN MARBELLA, SPAIN ULTRA DELUXE DUPLEX PENTHOUSE IN MARBELLA, SPAIN
€5,900,000
($7,080,000)
Luxury Villa in Cemagi, Bali Luxury Villa in Cemagi, Bali
$3,250,000
Over 9000sqft, meticulously renovated landmark house bordering Knightsbridge & South Kensington. Over 9000sqft, meticulously renovated landmark house bordering Knightsbridge & South Kensington.
£27,000,000
($36,720,000)
Nomad Residence Algarve Nomad Residence Algarve
€300,000 - €840,000
Grande Historical Villa with Olive Groves and Beautiful Park Settings Grande Historical Villa with Olive Groves and Beautiful Park Settings
€1,300,000
($1,560,000)
ST PANCRAS CHAMBERS PENTHOUSE APARTMENT ST PANCRAS CHAMBERS PENTHOUSE APARTMENT
£11,500,000
($15,640,000.00)
Magnificent 17th-Century Chateau de Menars in France's Loire Valley Magnificent 17th-Century Chateau de Menars in France's Loire Valley
€15,750,000
($18,900,000)