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Luxury living: Homes set in stunning landscapes

From the rolling vineyards of Tuscany to the mountain foothills of New Mexico, 5 homes immersed in spectacular vistas — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

Château Žinkovy is set like a jewel amidst a breathtaking landscape of forests and lakes in West Bohemia, Czech Republic. This historic estate encompasses 47 acres of formal gardens, parkland and farmland. The main residence is a fairytale castle with balconies, covered walkways, statuary, a courtyard, and a chapel. The property also includes 12 bungalows, a building with four apartments, an office, a dining room, a catering kitchen, as well as a mill and a granary.

This picturesque wine estate in the hills of Val d’Orcia lies within a typical Tuscan landscape of olive groves, cypress trees and vineyards. The 745-acre property includes a wine-production facility comprising several agricultural buildings and 40 acres of vineyards planted with Sangiovese grapes, which can yield up to 280,000 bottles of Orcia DOC wine a year. The main house is a beautifully restored, 18,669-square-foot villa, which is complemented by a dovecoat tower with 360-degree views, a private chapel, orangery, resort-style pool, and mature gardens.

This enchanting private estate sits on a 3.68-acre hillside plot above Kalihiwai Bay on the island of Kauai, offering panoramic views of the Namahana mountain range, Kilauea Point Lighthouse, and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The custom-built main house was designed to capture panoramic vistas of the mountains and the sea. The light-filled interiors extend to 3,000 square feet with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The main living area opens to a deck with a showstopping view of the coast. Beyond are lush landscaped gardens and an exotic fruit orchard with dozens of mature trees, including mango, orange, grapefruit, lime, starfruit, lychee, banana, mountain apple, mangosteen and abiu.

This unique offering boasts two trophy ranches. Horsethief Basin Ranch, 15 minutes from Lewistown, Montana, is an homage to the American West and comprises a 7,000-acre black angus cattle ranch, with a majestic log home and two guest cabins. Representing the New West is MorDo Ranch, an Argentinian estancia-inspired residence and 100-acre horse farm in the desert foothills at the edge of Scottsdale, Arizona. The ranches are a balance between new and old, desert and mountain, and afford an unprecedented opportunity for a turnkey Western lifestyle. The properties are also offered separately, Horsethief Basin Ranch in Montana at $22.5 million and MorDo Ranch in Arizona at $35 million.

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This architectural marvel (also pictured top) is carved into the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, with views of the Santa Fe city lights and glorious sunsets over the Jemez Mountains. Situated on nearly 3.5 acres, the 11,500-square-foot solid adobe home is composed of three wings, including an owner’s suite, guest quarters, and a spa with SwimEx pool. The interiors feature flagstone floors, 11 fireplaces, and stone and glass walls. The property is in a private community, en route to the Santa Fe Ski Basin and miles of hiking trails, yet a mere 10 minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza.