Eaglecrest is a 140-acre estate in the heart of Virginia that was inspired by such presidential mansions as George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Set in Charlottesville, about a 2-hour drive from Washington, D.C., the property has easy access to historical sites, wineries and outdoor recreation including hiking, horseback riding and golf. Nearby
The Ridges in Summerlin is a guard-gated residential village in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area. The nearly 800-acre community centers on the 18-hole Bear’s Best Las Vegas golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and features desert contemporary homes. “It’s one of the nicest luxury communities in the city,” says listing agent Ivan Sher of The
If black diamond ski runs such as the Birds of Prey and Raptor downhill courses give you an adrenaline rush, you’ve come to the right place: Beaver Creek, Colorado. But the regular stop on World Cup circuit is not just for thrill-seekers and pros; the 150-trail resort – made up of the villages of Beaver
Livorno is an easygoing seaside city with an active seaport on the western coast of central Italy’s Tuscany region. A 16th-century fort, a modern harbor, a cruise ship port and a central promenade occupy the waterfront. The mild Mediterranean climate of winter gives way to sultry temperatures in the summer and no doubt contributes to
Albi, set on the Tarn River in the south of France, has many claims to fame. The Episcopal city boasts the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Cecilia with its fortress-like brick exterior and lavish interiors. The consistent French Gothic architecture earned the cathedral, built over 200 years from the 13th and 15th centuries, a UNESCO World
Paris’ 8th arrondissement, or district, is widely known for the famed Champs Elysees, the wide upscale retail street that links the Arc de Triomphe monument and the Place de la Concorde public square. Every July, television spectators from around the world watch the corridor closely as the annual Tour de France bike race concludes there.
Brazey-en-Plaine is a village in eastern France’s Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgone-Franche-Comte region. Côte-d'Or takes its name from the escarpment that is the site of the famed Burgundy vineyards; hence, it is called as the “golden slope.” Besides a reputation as a wine-growing region, the area is known for its grains and potatoes, sheep and
Whether used as a private residence or a property with income-generating potential, this 15th century chateau in the department of Lot, in southwestern France, has much to offer. Set near the small village of Strenquels, the stone chateau is deep in the heart of a picturesque region with rocky cliffs, meandering rivers and green hillsides.
The Midcentury Modern-inspired residence at the heart of Westwind Farm in Portland, Oregon, boasts a distinguished architectural pedigree. The home was created late in the career architect of Pietro Belluschi, who designed the Portland Art Museum in 1932 and downtown Portland’s glass-and-aluminum Equitable office building in 1947. Credited with designing more than 1,000 buildings, he
1929 Gem Boasts A Firm Social Footing In The History Of An Affluent Suburb In Wellington, New Zealand
Box Hill is a jewel among the finest homes to be found in Wellington, New Zealand. Set in Khandallah, an affluent suburb of the capital city, the 1929 house is a showcase of opulence and luxury. Designed by the architectural firm of J.M. Dawson & King, the home became the heart of the Wellington society