The iconic Le Palais Bulles, or Bubble Palace, the French Riviera estate of fashion designer Pierre Cardin, is befitting of its enchanting name: the entire property, including all interior and exterior areas, is bubble-shaped. The architectural marvel is composed of a series of space-age orbs containing 13,000 square feet of living space, while the sumptuous grounds are replete with pools and fountains, idyllic gardens, and an extraordinary 500-seat open-air amphitheatre overlooking the Mediterranean Sea (pictured top).
Poised on a private promontory in an exclusive gated enclave on Grand Cayman Island, this 1.75-acre waterfront compound offers every conceivable modern luxury. Innovatively designed for high-tech living and entertaining, this spectacular 25,000-square-foot property boasts the island’s largest residential swimming pool, two pool bars, a boat dock and beach area, a koi pond, lush gardens, 21 terraces, a lookout tower and sky bar, home theatre, and a waterfront amphitheatre for year-round alfresco entertainment.
The largest waterfront property in Punta del Este, Los Primos offers 1,500 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage and a premier location in the gated La Carolina estate. Renowned architect Pachi Firpo — whose totemic sculptures are found throughout — and superyacht designer Jack Setton devised this unique property as a double-faceted house. The east side is styled as a beach house overlooking the sea, while the western aspect faces a pine forest and a large amphitheatre built into the landscaped grounds.
This 230-acre estate near Dallas/Fort Worth boasts a 9,000-square-foot manor house, a full working ranch, and a host of unique amenities. In addition to equestrian and ranch facilities, a private fishing lake and island, tennis courts, and a pool area, the Oakland Ranch comes complete with its own performance venue, which can accommodate hundreds of guests. Included is a professional stage with high-tech sound and lighting, a dance floor, a party pavilion and bar, a picnic area, and a car park.
The most significant property ever to come to market in New Hampshire, Longview is sited on 16.56 secluded acres with 1,594 feet of frontage on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Gracing this magnificent estate are two residences encompassing 63,000 square feet, a cottage, a tea house, an entertainment barn and a stone amphitheatre at the water’s edge. Two boathouses, multiple docks, an infinity pool and grotto, a tennis court, and a helicopter pad are additional highlights of this trophy estate.