From Broadway to London’s West End via Paris, Chicago and Sydney, 5 exclusive homes where all the world’s a stage — available through Christie’s International Real Estate
This elegant two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom residence enjoys a premier location in Essex House, a landmark Art Deco building on Manhattan’s Central Park South. The home is ideal for entertaining, with a gourmet kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, Juliet balconies, and Central Park views from every room. Operated as both a hotel and a condominium, Essex House offers residents access to five-star services and amenities. Central Park is directly opposite, while the Broadway theatre district is just a few blocks south.
This three-bedroom apartment commands breathtaking views of Buckingham Palace, London’s royal parks, and the city skyline from the eighth floor of 801 Kings Gate, one of London’s premier residential buildings. The residence blends Renaissance and British architectural influences with refined natural finishes and a neutral palette. The building faces directly onto Victoria Street — a five-minute walk to the Apollo Victoria Theatre and a short taxi ride from the Theatreland of the West End.
This magnificent Napoleon III-style private mansion is hidden behind leafy gardens near Jardin du Ranelagh and Théâtre le Ranelagh in Paris’s 16th Arrondissement. Built in the mid-19th century, the property has recently undergone an extensive renovation to incorporate an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and hammam, an aquarium, an elevator, state-of-the-art security, and smart-home automation. The accommodations include a full-floor master suite and three bedrooms in the main house, plus a separate guest house in the garden.
One of Sydney’s most significant Spanish Mission-style residences, Alcooringa was built in the 1930s by noted architect F. Glynn Gilling. The seven-bedroom main residence and three-bedroom cottage are set amid magnificent gardens with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour, North Head and the Pacific Ocean. The grand appointments include a galleria with a sweeping staircase, a ballroom, billiard room, elevator, wine cellar, gym and private chapel. The estate’s prime location in Bellevue Hill provides convenient access to the theatre district and Sydney Opera House.
Occupying two floors of a 1927 building on Lake Shore Drive, this unique 10,000 square-foot residence features 19 windows with direct views across Lake Michigan. Besides its seven en-suite bedrooms, it boasts a library with Louis XV boiserie panelling from the mid-18th century; an imported limestone staircase painstakingly pieced together and installed by French craftsmen; and a kitchen designed in French 18th-century style by Paris firm, De Tonge. Chicago’s vibrant downtown Theatre District is just a short cab ride away.