Luxury Living Olympic city homes

Luxury Living: Olympic city homes

With the eyes of the world trained on the Olympic Games in Rio, we present 5 luxury properties in cities that have hosted the epic spectacle — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

Covering 7,180 square feet, this contemporary penthouse is set in the wealthy neighbourhood of Urca and has views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer. The ground floor includes an entrance hall, living room, dining room, two kitchens, office and garden terrace, with two additional floors featuring staff quarters, a pool terrace, and four en-suite bedrooms with sea and mountain views.

This impeccably restored pre-War penthouse is located in the heart of Athens in the Kolonaki neighbourhood, in an elegant building on the city’s prestigious Vasilissis Sofias Avenue. Covering more than 3,000 square feet, the property comes with fully furnished interiors that feature Murano chandeliers and a kitchen by Armani Casa. Facilities include three en-suite bedrooms, formal reception rooms, a maid’s room and an expansive balcony with views across Athens.

This luxury apartment is situated in Gladswood House, a circa-1860 heritage estate and one of the most prized addresses in the exclusive Sydney harbourside enclave, Double Bay (pictured, main image). Features include an atrium-style foyer, a striking master suite with ornate wood-panel detailing, a contemporary Gaggenau kitchen, and convenient lift access from triple-security parking. The property is near to Sydney’s top schools and recreational attractions.

This 16-acre estate is set on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, affording total privacy. At its centre, a grand, Tuscan-style main property covers almost 12,500 square feet, and features five bedrooms, with multiple living and entertaining areas. Outdoor amenities include an 11-acre nature walk, resort-style swimming pool and Mediterranean-inspired gardens.

This modern home is located in the Hollywood Hills just minutes from Los Angeles’ famed Sunset Strip and the legendary Château Marmont hotel. Its grounds feature an infinity pool with views across the city and more than 1,000 square feet of decking. Other highlights include a movie theatre, poker room, sauna and an exceptionally large garage. The property is offered fully furnished, with a collection of contemporary art.