From the Pacific Coast to the Costa Blanca, 5 exclusive homes that have either inspired or featured in big and small screen productions — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
Solana set the stage for the 1995 film Steal Big Steal Little, starring Andy García and Alan Arkin. This circa-1916 landmark property has undergone a thorough restoration and today features 22,000 square feet of spectacular living spaces appointed with luxurious modern amenities. The lush gardens — with 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Barbara city lights and the Santa Ynez mountains — span 11 acres.
Situated in London’s prestigious Birdcage Walk Conservation Area, this Grade-I listed townhouse, built circa 1704, will be recognizable to fans of the 1970s TV series The Persuaders as the home of Roger Moore’s character, Lord Brett Sinclair. Located between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, Queen Anne’s Gate has also been home to a number of other illustrious (non-fictional) residents including peers, artists, musicians and philosophers. Highlights of this grand residence include six bedrooms, four reception rooms, a gourmet kitchen and a patio garden.
This palatial villa in the Spanish resort of Monte Pego had a star turn as the glittering home of Reiner, played by Academy Award–winning actor Javier Bardem, in the Ridley Scott–directed movie The Counselor. Its glamorous appeal is without question: poised high above the coast, the nine-bedroom home oozes style and has more than 22,000 square feet of lavish living spaces. An indoor pool and hammam, Zen garden and pool terrace overlooking the sea are just some of the highlights.
This 948-acre colonial farm near Saratoga Springs on the New York-Vermont border has hosted celebrities and royalty, including HRH The Princess Margaret and Jacqueline Kennedy, but it is the British novelist Ian Fleming who left his indelible mark. It was here that he wrote the Bond novels Diamonds Are Forever and Goldfinger. Surrounded by open pastures with 33 miles of private trails, the restored circa-1772 farmhouse is complemented by formal gardens, four dwellings, an outdoor pool and three stocked ponds.
This historic vineyard estate in Portugal's Vinho Verde wine region was the stunning backdrop to Espelho Mágico (Magic Mirror), a 2005 film by the late Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira. The estate currently produces two wine labels and is complete with a state-of-the-art winery with an oenology lab, agricultural buildings, and staff quarters. Resembling a palace, the main residence is set amid landscaped gardens on the banks of the Ave River.