In the dynamic landscape of real estate, select properties emerge as living embodiments of art, history, and opulence – more than just homes, they are masterpieces in architectural storytelling. Embark with us on a captivating voyage through three distinct residences, each unfurling a unique narrative. From the vibrant heart of Austin’s eclectic charm to the storied hills of Los Angeles and the secluded elegance of Millionaires Mile in Hillsboro Beach, discover the essence of luxury woven into the fabric of these extraordinary homes.
973 Hillsboro Mile Hillsboro Beach, FL – A Coastal Perfection
On the exclusive sands of Hillsboro Mile, known as Millionaires Mile, lies a tri-level pink mansion that redefines coastal living. This five-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom masterpiece offers over 10,800 square feet of living space, meticulously designed by Everton Development. With 100 feet of pristine beachfront and private beach access, this property is a testament to luxury living.
The interiors are adorned with ultra-chic designs, complemented by unobstructed water views from every room. Italian marble terraces, a summer kitchen, pool, and 100 feet on the Intracoastal side with a 70-foot dock and a 30,000-pound boat lift make the outdoors equally enticing. This Hillsboro Mile gem, listed for $21.7 million by Chad Carroll with The Carroll Group, is a sought-after haven for high-profile residents along a 3.2-mile stretch of private oceanfront estates.
4565 Dundee Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 – Villa Collina’s Hollywood Legacy
Stepping into the realm of Hollywood history, Villa Collina, located at 4565 Dundee Dr, was once the home of renowned film director James Whale. Famous for directing classic horror films like Frankenstein (1931) and The Invisible Man (1933), the property is a masterpiece designed by Henry Harwood Hewitt in 1927.
Previously owned by American golfer Clement E. Smoot, a gold medalist in the 1904 Summer Olympics, Villa Collina underwent extraordinary refurbishments to enhance its charm and elegance. With a Mediterranean aesthetic, this 4-bed, 4-bath villa offers breathtaking views from Griffith Observatory to the vast LA skyline. Features include handmade tiles, a Roman pool, and a hotel-style guest apartment. Currently listed for $7.245 million by Nourmand & Associates agent Konstantine Valissarakos and Richard Yohon at Sotheby’s.
1408 Canterbury Street, Austin, TX – A True Austin Gem
Nestled in the vibrant Holly neighborhood, 1408 Canterbury Street is a bungalow that seamlessly blends Austin’s authentic charm with modern updates. Built in the 1930s, this residence has undergone meticulous renovations, including the addition of a one-bedroom back house in 2021. The interiors are a testament to eclectic design, boasting custom built-ins, abundant natural light, and cozy corners that invite relaxation.
The outdoor spaces are equally enchanting, with impeccable landscaping that creates a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor entertaining. Custom evening lighting, shade structures, and multiple porches add to the allure. Located minutes away from popular spots like Oseyo, Launderette, and Flat Track Coffee, 1408 Canterbury Street is a bespoke oasis in the heart of Austin, listed for $1,100,000 by Douglas Elliman associates Emily Waldmann and Megan Gallagher.
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