Billionaire, Bel-Air, California

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Luxury Living: Homes for collectors

Need an art gallery, a wine cellar or a showroom for your classic cars? Here are 5 exclusive homes with bespoke spaces for your collection — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

Discovery Stables is a world-class 160-acre horse farm dedicated to the breeding, sale and racing of thoroughbred horses. The classically inspired main house presents 25,000 square feet of artisan-crafted and elegantly furnished interiors. Besides a 12-seat movie theatre, game room and fitness centre, the home’s lower level hosts a 3,500-bottle wine cellar and tasting room. At the rear of the main house is a resort-style pool patio with an over-sized pool and spa, summer kitchen, and fully equipped pool house. Adding to the grandeur are formal gardens, two stocked ponds, and a courtyard with a porte-cochère and six-car garage with staff apartment.

Luxury developer Bruce Makowsky’s masterpiece in the exclusive enclave of Bel Air is enhanced by 270-degree mountain, ocean and city views. The 38,000-square-foot home, which features an additional 17,000 square feet of entertainment decks, has an impressive array of amenities including 12 suites, 21 bathrooms, 5 bars, an 85-foot infinity pool, 40-seat theatre, four-lane bowling alley, two stocked wine cellars and more than 100 art installations. The impressive auto gallery is stocked with $30 million worth of collector cars.

This Modernist compound on Bigwood River in beautiful Sun Valley was designed by award-winning architect Frederick Fisher as a showcase for art and as a centre for family and social entertainment. Bloom Ranch is composed of multiple structures set within 18 forested acres inhabited by moose and bald eagle. There are seven bedrooms, a caretaker’s residence, and luxurious amenities: a spa wing with gym, massage room, steam room, sauna, and indoor pool, and a roof deck with a lap pool and spa. The dedicated gallery and dramatic art spaces are a dream for art collectors.

This 30-acre estate is situated in a secluded valley in the heart of the Dordogne. A former mill, the property has been imaginatively restored over the past several years. The main house is finished to the highest standard and offers four bedrooms and three reception rooms. The grounds incorporate rolling lawns, streams and woodland, as well as amenities including a private lake with boat house, an infinity pool, two loggias and outbuildings. For the art collector, an art gallery with entertaining terrace (above) is situated at the far end of the lake.

This unique two-story home on Sentosa Island encompasses more than 18,000 square feet with some 9,500 square feet of living space. The house enjoys a 40-metre ocean frontage and a panoramic view. Six spacious en suite bedrooms grace the first story facing the pool, with living hall, dining room, and entertainment areas located on the second and third floors. The centrepiece of the second-story entertainment area is a spectacular ‘wine cellar’ with a transparent temperature-controlled, 2,000-bottle display area.