Luxury Living Homes with a musical past

Luxury Living: Homes with a musical past

From the southern English countryside to exclusive Sunset Island in Miami Beach, 5 splendid homes with connections to famous musicians and composers — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

This magnificent Tuscan villa in the heart of the Chianti countryside — just a few kilometres from Florence — was built in the 16th century by Ottavio Rinuccini, the Italian Renaissance poet and composer of operatic librettos. Today the estate belongs to notable Florentine artist Luca Alinari and includes a three-story villa and two annexes, set in idyllic gardens, with a 17th-century chapel. Surrounding the estate are more than 60 acres of land with an olive grove, mature woodland and a natural spring.

Villa Jasmine is the former home of Spanish recording artist Enrique Iglesias. Situated on the exclusive Sunset Island I in Miami Beach, the exotic Moorish-style waterfront home offers 150 feet of prime Miami Beach bayfront and unobstructed views of the spectacular Miami skyline. With grounds that feature a gazebo with summer kitchen, salt-water pool, spa, and an observation tower with Jacuzzi atop the guest house, this property delivers waterfront living on a lavish scale.

Plaish Hall is a Grade I-listed Tudor house set within 12.75 acres near the village of Church Stretton in England’s West Midlands. The estate is steeped in history. First mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, Plaish Hall was substantially restored in the mid-1500s for Elizabethan composer Sir William Leighton. In recent years the house has been refurbished with 21st-century comforts, yet retains its magnificent Tudor details. Surrounding the hall are formal gardens and pastures, ideal for horses or livestock.