From St. Barts to the Sonoran Desert, 5 dreamy spots for a refreshing dip — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
Overlooking the bay of Lorient, Villa RKK is an enclave of privacy and seclusion on the beautiful island of St. Barts. Set amid luxuriant tropical gardens, this five-bedroom compound hosts a main villa, numerous dwellings, and a huge infinity pool facing the Caribbean Sea. Meandering paths surrounded by lush foliage connect the inviting living areas and grounds. A gym, garage, plunge pool, and private tennis court further enhance this Caribbean jewel.
A convergence of Old-World grandeur and 21st-century luxury, this stately residence pays homage to Relais La Suvera, a 16th-century palace and former papal villa in the Italian region of Chianti. Sited in the premier Orange County golf community of Shady Canyon, this palatial villa exhibits authentic antique finishes throughout its sumptuous 10,777-square-foot interior. The classically-inspired gardens evoke the beauty of Tuscany; of special note is the saltwater infinity pool with a magnificent vista of the golf course and canyon.
Poised above the 14th fairway of the private Hokuli'a Club, this spectacular residence has been designed to capture unfettered views of Hawaii’s Kona Coast. The open floorplan flows out to a lanai, which opens to a pool terrace with a fire pit, Jacuzzi, cold plunge, and sensational curved infinity pool overlooking the fairway and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Other highlights include three bedroom suites, a home theatre, office and billiards room, together with custom-designed finishes, art pieces and murals.
Inspired by Spanish Colonial Revival architecture of the 1920s, this Arizona estate is the result of a five-year design collaboration between the current owners and noted architect Clay Scrivner. The exacting details include wood floors reclaimed from the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Moorish arches, and hand-cut terracotta tiles. The focal point of the resort-like grounds is a dramatic negative-edge pool that reveals a breathtaking panorama of the valley floor and Camelback Mountain.
Minutes away from the Costa Blanca’s finest beaches, this lavish villa enjoys a coveted location in the prestigious Javea enclave of Portichol. Spanning more than 10,000 square feet across three levels, the six-bedroom residence counts an elevator, fitness suite with a sauna, and a wine cellar among its superb features. But it is the exquisite alfresco spaces that set this home apart: an infinity pool facing the sea; outdoor kitchen, dining, and barbecue area; and a tranquil garden with exotic plants and trees.