Sierra de Guadarrama beach house, Spain. Gil Chus Pereda, Studio 41, in Micasa.
Villa Mangiacane - Chianti, Italy
A splendid 15th century Renaissance mansion snuggled in Tuscany’s Chianti wine region, Villa Mangiacane offers the quintessential Italian experience. Artful interiors and luxurious amenities complement the property’s 600-acre estate where guests can taste fine olive oils and sip award-winning wines. Fit for kings and queens, the palatial rooms and suites marry the best of both worlds. All units are appointed with hi-tech features, private pools, and lavish bathrooms with designer amenities and deep soaking tubs for the latest in comfort, but are gracefully decorated with rich period furnishings, valuable artworks and objects collected from around the world for a timeless, distinctive and luxurious atmosphere. Dining options are fabulous and the upscale Nadushka Spa has a delightful indoor heated pool.
Presidio Heights townhouse, San Francisco. Dijeau Poage Construction.
Belmond Hotel Caruso - Amalfi Coast, Italy
Overlooking the postcard-perfect Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello is the embodiment of genuine Italian luxury. Its classy Belvedere Restaurant serves exquisite Mediterranean fare in spectacular indoor and outdoor settings, and each of the beautiful, individually decorated rooms is an oasis of style and tranquility. Retaining many of the original architectural features of the 11th century palace, the hotel’s sumptuously appointed interiors dazzle the eye with their enchanting frescoed ceilings and timeless Italian furnishings. Outside, a fabulous infinity pool and a charming collection of manicured gardens offer some of the most wonderful views in the world.