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By Maile Pingel | Photo: Courtesy of the properties | April 23, 2015
From Italy to the Maldives, we culled our five favorite residences managed by some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and spas. Each home is as blissfully indulgent as it is spectacularly exclusive.
Canyon Point, Utah
THE LOWDOWN Mesa One is the first of 36 villas designed by Manhattan-based architect Annabelle Selldorf for the award-winning Amangiri resort. The fully furnished and sustainable home offers 6,200 square feet, with additional outdoor living areas and a dramatic 48-foot pool.
THE STATS Four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen with Bosch and Viking appliances and a media room, on just over 2 acres
THE LAST WORD Homeowners have exclusive access to a new BMW X5 and membership to a private aviation club, a $100,000 value
CONTACT Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage & Acquisitions, 435.675.3222
THE LOWDOWN The Four Seasons’ Palazzo Tornabuoni is a 15th century palace that has been lovingly restored and converted into incomparable pieds-a-terre designed by renowned architect Michele Bonan. The 1,500-square-foot Verrazzano (one of 27 private residences) features the best in contemporary Italian design, including custom furnishings and a Boffi kitchen.
THE STATS Two bedrooms, two bathrooms with a loft area and a members-only rooftop terrace
THE LAST WORD Feel like shopping? Bulgari, Bottega Veneta, Stefano Ricci and Cartier boutiques are all located in the lobby.
CONTACT Palazzo Tornabuoni, 39.055.268.966
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Price Upon Request
THE LOWDOWN Accessible only by sea plane or boat, Soneva Fushi, part of The Soneva Group, is all about living the slow life. Villa Eleven, situated directly on the beach, is an expansive two-story custom-furnished home whose island architecture offers open-air rooms and expansive decks.
THE STATS Nine bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, a wine cellar, a massage room, two pools, a Jacuzzi spa, a steam room and a sauna, on 1.4 acres
THE LAST WORD A slide from the children’s play room goes directly to the main pool, which features a sunken dining area for 12.
CONTACT The Soneva Group, 960.660.0304
Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
THE LOWDOWN Oliver’s Cove is the premier estate in a community of 12 exquisite homes serviced by Parrot Cay by COMO, one of the Caribbean’s most renowned resorts. The 6,959-square-foot luxuriously appointed main house offers ample outdoor living space, with covered terraces, an infinity pool and gardens designed by Dallas-based Armstrong Berger. Inside, the split-level great room and library boast 27-foot ceilings, while the master suite, dual studies and gym open directly to the beach.
THE STATS Four bedrooms, five full bathrooms plus a three-bedroom guesthouse with its own pool and beach access, on 6.54 acres
THE LAST WORD It’s only a 3.5-hour flight from New York, and just half that from Miami.
CONTACT Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, 649.946.4474
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
THE LOWDOWN Abama Luxury Residences is a collection of specialty homes set within the grounds of the famed Dave Thomas-designed golf course and The Ritz-Carlton, Abama. This nearly 3,000-square-foot home is one of eight brand-new turnkey modernist villas designed by leading Spanish architects Eustaquio Martínez and Virgilio Luis Gutiérrez.
THE STATS Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a garage, swimming and plunge pools—with views of La Gomera island—on just under 1 acre
THE LAST WORD The resort boasts not one but two Michelin-starred restaurants.
CONTACT Abama Luxury Properties, 34.922.126.011