A new trend in high-end real estate is the modern farmhouse, which is a departure from the conventional glass-walled flats and park-facing penthouses.
These traditional residences, situated on expansive hills or fields, combine rustic, country charm with modern conveniences in an effort to honor the land's rich history. Despite their unassuming names, these farmhouses exude an air of refined rustic elegance.
In the gorgeous Italian province of Tuscany, country life is elevated to a whole new level of luxury. Here, the rows of vines bearing abundant, luscious grapes sway gently in the balmy breeze.
Historic farmhouses dot the Tuscan landscape, their terracotta roof tiles reflecting the warm sunshine. These houses are picture perfect examples of country charm, what with their towering cypress trees and flowing bougainvillea. Among these hidden treasures is the Via Grosseto Cinigiano. Set on nearly three hectares of perfect land, this 800 square meter villa is situated on a hilltop in one of the most exclusive locations of Tuscany.
This ten-bedroom, twelve-bathroom mansion has been painstakingly restored while retaining all of its original elegance, taking you on a journey through time the moment you step inside. Every room showcases the meticulous attention to detail, from the exposed stone walls to the Tuscan terracotta floors.
The saltwater pool is bathed in the warm light of Tuscan sunsets, creating a magical atmosphere. From here, you can take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and, on clear days, even see the island of Montecristo in the distance.
In addition to a wine cellar, private helipad, and breathtaking views of the countryside, this house has it all.
You may experience a new kind of farm-style luxury in Napa Valley, the jewel of California's wine country, which is less than an hour's drive from San Francisco.
Here the valley is covered in vast vineyards, the grapevines of which are so carefully pruned that they look like a patchwork quilt. Vegetation stretches out in endless rows, giving the impression of an Ansel Adams painting.
Luxury homebuyers go to Napa Valley for more than simply the wine. Beautiful wineries dot the terrain, and they provide more than just wine; they also give tours, tastings, and culinary adventures.
A modern Mediterranean estate inspired by the region's traditional farmhouses located at 2848 Monticello Road, tucked away among these wineries and vineyards. The 75-acre property showcases a two-acre Cabernet vineyard, a Zen meditation pond, a solar-heated pool, and hundreds of antique olive trees. It was designed by Michael Baushke of Apparatus Architecture and built by David Easton of Rammed Earth Works.
Occasionally, the pinnacle of contemporary opulence is embracing a slower, more serene rhythm. That is just what you can get in the wealthy Connecticut town of Greenwich, which is also conveniently located near New York City.
Greenwich is a desirable location for several reasons, not the least of which is its proximity to Manhattan. Beautiful Victorian mansions and expansive estates dot the historic town, many of which took design cues from traditional New England farmhouses.
94 Pecksland Road is one place where the ancient and the new come together. While preserving its rich history as an iconic Greenwich property, this farmhouse has undergone unique modifications since its 1935 construction. Its contemporary interior is brimming with exquisite design choices, hiding behind its lovely appearance. The property's grounds are just as remarkable, with a lower field ideal for sports, level play spaces, a berry and cutting garden with tiers, and other beautiful gardens.
Costa Brava, which translates to "wild coast," is a region in Spain known for its mountainous coastline, which is adorned with picturesque seaside communities, sandy beaches, and secret coves. Because of its closeness to Barcelona and picture-perfect scenery, this coastal paradise has long been a favorite among high-net-worth individuals.
Located on the banks of the Ter River, Torroella De Montgri is a stunningly renovated barn and farmhouse that flawlessly blends old-world allure with contemporary comforts. There are two fully-functional houses on this 1300 sq. m. property, as well as a swimming pool, a paddle tennis court, three car garages, and a garden. Homeowners spared no expense in renovating this property, using only top-notch materials such as Corian in the kitchen and baths, oak windows, and hand-made terracotta flooring.
These elegant farmhouses are anything but charming; they skillfully blend the rural lifestyle's inherent rustic appeal with contemporary design features and conveniences.