Posted on by Erik Weinbrecht
Few things in the natural world can be more stunning than the daily sunset. These five homes are perfectly poised to soak in the splendor of the natural light show that is an unobscured sunset.
This beach villa is a nalukettu tharavadu that traces its history to 1829. Records indicate that in 1829, upon his ascension to the ivory throne, His Highness Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja of Travancore, ordered for the construction of this nalukettu at Kollengode in present day Tamilnadu state. The nalukettu was painstakingly disassembled from Kanyakumari and transported in its entirety to this piece of property at Mararikulam on Marari Beach, its present-day location. After five years of a laborious process, the nalukettu was lovingly restored in 2013, returning its status as an incomparable beachfront retreat.
Exuding the aura of a 5-Star Resort, relax and enjoy the wonderful memories to be made at this remarkable and uniquely designed paradise. The home showcases a relaxed waterfront lifestyle with a bit of a tropical flair, graciously accommodating everyday living or providing a rejuvenating retreat. Nestled within a gated waterfront community, situated on an incredible 8.97 acres with 200-feet of phenomenal east facing open waterfront, something unheard of on Lake LBJ, the architectural style was specifically designed with a flair for fun – as noticed upon entrance with the stunning tigerwood spiral staircase that wraps around the elevator to reach each of the four levels.
Perched at nearly the highest elevation in the Hualalai Resort, this estate boasts a beautiful, unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean – a truly unique offering in a one of a kind location. The home overlooks the 10th hole of Ke’olu Golf Course, designed by Tom Weiscopf, and has 7,796 square-feet of air-conditioned interior space with seven bedrooms, a media room, and an office. The total under roof space including lanai and garage exceeds 10,000 square-feet. Two master suites are positioned at both sides of the great room and kitchen to maximize the privacy and spectacular view.
Glowing, vibrant sunsets and typical photogenic landscapes can be revelled in day or night from this perfectly located villa. Watch the windsurfers skim the waves, utilising their skills with nature in the sandy bay of Ftelia just a five minute walk away. The three-kilometer trails leads to the village of Ano Mera with it’s 16th century monastery of St.Tourliani and quaint cobbled streets. Once there, pause to enjoy one of the tavernas or cafe’s in the pedestrianised, main square and join in with the ‘laid back’ Mediterranean lifestyle.
Located in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood of Orinda, this bespoke property greets you with a stately entrance, showcase drive-way, contemporary architectural design, and breath-taking, meandering hillside views beyond. Sitting on just over one acre, you are provided both privacy and usable space. Only the finest materials are gracing the free-flowing 5,211-square-foot interior with five spacious bedrooms and four and a half-baths, office, and game room.