By the Engel & Völkers Team
It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy, especially if you’re spending it at one of these ultra luxe properties. As featured in the latest and always anticipated Private Residences issue, the summer 2018 lineup of Engel & Völkers’ most extraordinary estates from across the Americas is blazing hot. Here are just a few of our favorites from this season’s Private Residences edition. Grab some ice because these on-the-market homes might be too hot to handle.
Glam House on the Prairie | Kamloops, British Columbia
Nestled in British Columbia’s scenic Nicola Valley and sitting on a whopping 324 acres, this secluded ranch has never made prairie life look more glamorous. Taking rustic chic to new heights, the main house’s great room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, while its attaché Ralph Lauren-inspired “barn” features glamping units that comfortably sleep up to 16 people. With the local area known for its ample amount of outdoor activities, including fly fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking, you'll surely feel well-rested after waking up in this plush retreat.
Putting the “Ritz” in Ritz-Carlton | Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
Picture owning your own beach home on the Cayman Islands. Now, add having every possible luxury hotel amenity at your fingertips—and we’re not just talking about room service. This on-the-market penthouse in the Ritz-Carlton, located on Grand Cayman’s exclusive Seven Mile Beach, not only offers direct access to a coral sand beach, but also two outdoor pools, oceanfront jacuzzi and children’s waterpark. Need some time on land? Sunbathe on your massive oceanfront balcony, unwind at the on-site spa or try your hand at a game of golf.
Maximizing Minimalism | Wellington, Florida
Wellington, Florida has long been known as the equestrian capital of the world, but this home is proof that it has become anything but stodgy. Showcasing sweeping modern lines, a muted color scheme and contemporary design aesthetic throughout, this 6,858 square-foot estate would make any minimalist leap for joy from the pure beauty of it all. Incorporating artistic black-and-white graphics of horses and sporting a sleek, expansive pool, this property is sure to please any and all homebuyers.
The Italianate | Austin, Texas
Who knew Italy could be so close to downtown Austin? This completely custom property reminiscent of classic Tuscan estates calls attention to the most gorgeous stone and woodwork, while its manicured grounds and characteristic cypress trees will transport any home seeker to the Italian countryside. At the same time, its state-of-the-art basketball court, volleyball gymnasium and luxe heated pool will remind you that this isn’t any plain old villa.
View the full Private Residences Americas Summer 2018 edition here to see all the incredible properties selected in this season’s issue.