” Although definitely out of my budget – hey someone out there can probably afford it! – it’s fun to browse the lifestyle of the rich and wealthy. “
This week I decided to have some fun and feature a few inspirational luxury estates I found while browsing online. Although definitely out of my budget – hey someone out there can probably afford it! – I find it fun to browse the lifestyle of the wealthy. This post is dedicated to tropical and exotic homes from around the globe.
So if you’re obsessed with luxury or just want some home decorating eye candy, check out these 5 inspirational million dollar estates:”
1832 Galleon Drive – Napels, Florida
This beauty will set you back a cool $49,000,000.
A masterpiece in the Mediterranean architectural style, this Naples, Florida estate was built along the famous Port Royal waterway. This home is a testament to master craftsmanship with it’s beautiful stucco finishing, curved patio arches, and rustic tile roof. The attention to ornamental detail such as the iron gates, hand carved wooden doors, and european imported furniture make this one stunning beauty.
Completely romantic, the stone cobbled driveway adds warmth and vibrance with impeccable landscaped gardens and mature Royal palm trees.
The front of the home was designed in the shape of a Spanish courtyard. Completely romantic, the stone cobbled driveway adds warmth and vibrance with impeccable landscaped gardens and mature Royal palm trees. Royal palm trees are probably the most famous and prestigious type of palm tree, well-known for their “welcome to paradise” look! A perfect choice since they grow extremely high and don’t block the view of this home.
Villa “Ado” St. Barthelemy, Caribbean
An exceptional colonial villa built for those seeking peace and utter relaxation. Nestled high in hills of St. Jean, this home opens up to magnificent views and is built inside a tropical garden. Catch a purple and red sunset as you sip piña coladas while sun tanning by the pool. This home especially caught my eye due to it’s covered terrace and vaulted ceiling, which you have direct access to from the kitchen and two bedrooms.
Although beautiful, this estate comes in at a whopping $11,660,248.
This St. Barthelemy villa also boasts 4 bedrooms, a master suite with an office and balcony, and breathtaking views of the bay and beaches.
A little similar to souther-style estates and their Greek-revival influence, the open porch is perfect for entertaining and welcoming guests. I personally have fallen in love with the palm tree garden above the pool. If you live in a tropical or warm climate, a palm tree garden is a great landscaping idea!
Waterfront Estate in Middletown, New Jersey
Set artfully along the Navesink River, this estate faces waterfront views, memorable sunsets, and a sprawling backyard and garden. With it’s classical elegance and all-American style, this home was completely restored back in 2014. Today it features modern amenities, a gourmet kitchen with professional appliances, and luxurious marble bathrooms.
What sets this home apart from the rest are its 360 degree views from the interior of the home and French doors that open up to a bluestone porch with views of the river.
Marble washrooms are a testament to the effortless and functional style and detail this home was designed with. Although gracious with it’s living space, this family home is extremely practical and offers privacy for every member of the family.
63-Acre Heaven Located Close To New York City
Built in 1902 on Great Island close to New York City, this home is still owned by a wealthy yet mysteriously unknown family.
This home’s breathtaking panoramic views instantly caught my eye. At first I actually thought this was a tropical location! Actually, this stone estate is in Great Island close to New York City. Totally secluded and surrounded by incredible beauty and 14 acres of conservation land.
Built in 1902, this home is still owned by a famous and wealthy unknown family. The original solid stone house was built to the most luxurious standards and has impressive views all around. The home and horse stable were built by two hundred stonemasons, and it includes multiple guest beach cottages, a caretaker’s house for a full staff, a dock for boats, and a horse barn.
One cottages situated on the property is a 1860’s antique house that has it’s own privacy near the horse stable. With it’s own mini beach steps away from the crystal clear water, there is plenty of privacy and peace to enjoy the outdoors.
Mediterranean Paradise in Montecito, California
Known as Rancho San Leandro, this Spanish-style property is nearly 170 years old and minutes away from the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean.
This Spanish-style, mediterranean ranch is set minutes from the Pacific Ocean in the shade of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Known as Rancho San Leandro, this Spanish property is 170 years old. Built originally in 1850, the Monterey House and equestrian facility were built in 2006.
Terracotta stone and desert-inspired gardens are adorned with beautiful olive trees and covered verandas. The earth-toned colors are evident in the cream stucco, clay roof tiles, and a natural stone driveway.
Not only does this estate wow it’s guests with it’s grandeur and spacious gardens, it celebrates the colors and textures of the sunny Mediterranean with aged patinas and sun-kissed outdoor rooms.
This dining room and open concept family room extend to the outdoor patios and terraces for extra footage where the owners entertain their family and friends.
The outdoor and indoor spaces are strongly connected and the decor flows from the outside in. Potted plants and florals are used to decorate the kitchen and and hallways throughout the home. Natural materials such as airy fabrics, linen drapes, and wool carpets pay tribute to the natural feel of the space.