Steve Martin’s stunning colonial-style $10.5m villa

Comedian Steve Martin’s St Barthélemy villa, dubbed Villa Au Soleil, is nestled high in the hills above the Caribbean. The luxury colonial-style spread features four bedrooms, open-plan living space plus a dining-room. Outdoors it boasts lush verdant tropical gardens, a two-tiered infinity pool, and several sundecks and  terraces. The villa provides 180-degree views of St Jean Baie, which are second to none, according to the actor. The Martins purchased the fully-furnished retreat in 2008 and not long ago renovated it in a Caribbean-American style mixture. In between making his films, he and his family used this genuine haven to relax away from the hectic life of Tinseltown and to entertain guests. While the family were away, the villa was rented out.


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19th-century French Riviera villa for sale

This remarkable family house was built in the late 19th century was commmissioned to famed architect George Tersling, who designed a stone façade and turquoise glazed tiled roof. The stunning building is located in a high profile private area on Roquebrune-Cap-Martin just 10 minutes away from Monaco boasting splendidly landscaped lush flat gardens spread over 2100 square meters. The outdoor entertaining area includes amazing pool and pavilion, which provide absolute privacy.

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Spanish Italian-inspired villa listed for $24.45M

Dubbed The Artisan, this Italian-inspired villa is situated on a 4.59 acres lot in La Morelja, Northern Madrid, the Spanish version of Beverly Hills, with affluent neighborhoods and high-profile residents. It features a breathtaking lush mature garden designed by the noted landscape architect, Fernando Caruncho – they brought in the magnolias from the famous Italian nursery, suppliers of the Medici in Pistoia, Florence.

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Bayview world-class French-style villa up for sale

Located at 68 Minkarra Road, in Bayview, Australia, no more than a half-hour’s drive to North of Sydney, this luxuriously appointed residence has been the set of the Australian TV reality show The Bachelor and is now on the open market. The crew are expected, according to the contract, to take away their props and protection coverings before it is prepared for sale – the price tag is reportedly $12 million. It was bought early this year by transport tycoon Greg Poche for $10 million prior to undergoing extensive renovation work.

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$26.5M Saladino Villa acquired by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Comedian and talk show celebrity Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi, wife, have recently purchased this Wallace Frost-designed historic mansion dubbed Saladino Villa in Montecito, Santa Barbara County, California. It is the latest addition to the couple’s real estate portfolio including homes in Hidden Valley and Beverly Hills.

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