Luxury Living Homes with sumptuous interiors

Luxury Living: Homes with sumptuous interiors

From Marrakesh to Montreal, 5 homes with stunning interior decor — inspired by the lavish furniture offered in A Love Affair with France: The Elizabeth Stafford Collection in New York on 1 November, and all from Christie’s International Real Estate

This sumptuous private estate in Marrakesh’s La Palmeraie oasis was built as an homage to the Alhambra, the magnificent 13th-century palace in Granada, Spain. Designed over a three-year period, the palatial 59,632-square-foot residence and its enchanting 11-acre gardens are a testament to traditional Moorish architecture. The ornate living space includes grand reception rooms and internal courtyards adorned with museum-quality zellige mosaics, chiselled-cedar ceilings, decorative columns and archways, stained-glass windows and reflecting pools.

This stately residence has an exclusive setting in the St. Regis, one of Montreal’s most historic apartment buildings. The exquisite two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium boasts 4,500 square feet of living and entertaining areas, which have been completely restored, renovated and redecorated. The original 19th-century period details, which include a grand staircase, intricate hand-carved ceilings, marble pillars and decorative mouldings, remain beautifully intact.

Hackwood Park commands majestic, uninterrupted views of the Hampshire countryside from its 260-acre demesne. At the centre of the Grade I-listed formal gardens, designed by Charles Bridgeman in the early 18th century, is Hackwood House, a Grade II*-listed mansion, originally built in the late 17th century and remodelled by Lewis Wyatt in the 19th century. Victorian periodical Ackermann’s Repository called Hackwood’s 51,681-square-foot interiors ‘spacious and magnificent, and peculiarly adapted for comfort as well as display’. Among the exquisite period details are libraries and a salon adorned with carvings by master sculptor Grinling Gibbons, and a central hall remodelled by architect John Vardy.

A long, paved driveway leads to this majestic brick manor on four acres in the parklands of Mahwah, New Jersey, within an hour of Manhattan. Measuring nearly 18,000 square feet, the light-filled living spaces are characterized by intricate, detailed craftsmanship throughout. Heightening the grandeur are hand-painted dome ceilings by renowned local artist Darek Borowczak; hand-carved mouldings and coffered ceilings; and custom-designed furnishings and hardware chosen by Steven G., one of the top interior design firms in the United States.

Spectacular moonscapes inspired the name of this magnificent oceanfront estate that spans nearly 190 feet along the beach on Jupiter Island. The beautifully customised two-storey main house blends Mizner-esque exterior details with a French-inspired, 11,801-square-foot interior, featuring marble floors, decorative ceilings with crystal chandeliers and antique fireplaces. A separate five-bedroom guesthouse echoes the design of the main residence.