Luxury Living Homes for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle

Luxury Living: Homes for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle

From Brazil to St. Barths, 5 luxury residences where you can be indoors one moment and beneath a blue sky the next, while hardly even noticing. All available through Christie’s International Real Estate

This unique modernist villa has an idyllic location in the exclusive Quinta da Baroneza, a gated resort community just an hour’s drive from São Paulo. The 13,487-square-foot, six-bedroom home has a fluid layout for seamless indoor-outdoor living. Vast glass walls in every room showcase views of the golf course and the surrounding countryside. The central living area flows out to a swimming pool with a sun terrace and outdoor kitchen. Quinta da Baroneza’s amenities include a nature preserve, walking trails and bike paths, several lakes, an equestrian centre, as well as shops and restaurants.

This private residence on Oneloa Bay (also pictured top) is set within the exclusive gated community of Kapalua Place in West Maui. The 7,800-square-foot, five-bedroom home was designed by the current owner, maritime artist Christian Riese Lassen, to capture the essence of indoor-outdoor oceanfront living and entertaining. Among the highlights is a grand hall with 25-foot-high motorised glass pocket doors that open to the lush grounds, a tropical haven with an infinity pool and rock waterfall, two hot tubs, wet bar, grilling station, and private access to the beach.

Encircled on three sides by the Pacific Ocean, with water views stretching to the horizon, Casa Millas commands a premier vantage point on three acres in the exclusive enclave of Rincon in Careyes, Mexico. Designed by renowned architect Manolo Mestre to be at one with its dramatic setting, the property features five unique semicircular pools which optimize sunset and sunrise ocean views. Another standout feature is the master suite, a separate, 1,000-square-foot, circular structure with a private roof deck and terrace — essentially a private island in one of the estate’s pools.

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  • Villa DOL
    Pointe Milou, St Barths
    Price upon request

Villa DOL was built on the highest crest of Pointe Milou to showcase the breathtaking views of the bays of Lorient and St Jean, the island of St. Martin, and the Atlantic Ocean. The main living room offers a 270-degree panorama which captures the sunrise and sunset every day, while sliding glass doors open to an alfresco seating area with ipe wood and stone terrace. The focal point of this indoor-outdoor resort-inspired sanctuary is an infinity pool, nearly 70 feet long, lined with black lava stone and heated with solar panels. The lavish accommodations include five en suite bedrooms, three of which lead out to private terraces with outdoor showers.

This chic Ibiza-style villa has a prime waterfront setting in Rotterdam-Nesselande, near Zevenhuizerplas marina and beach. The residence spans three levels with 3,300 square feet of interior space, which flows out to stunning, colourfully illuminated outdoor areas. The main level features a living room with a contemporary fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and dining room overlooking the infinity pool. Three bedrooms, including the master suite, are on the upper floor. The lower level features an office and opens to a patio. Furthering the allure is a roof terrace with Jacuzzi, shower, and bar; alfresco dining patio; and a beautiful garden with a jetty at the water’s edge.