Luxury Defined presents a collection of exclusive estates designed to accommodate family, extended family, and friends in utmost privacy. There is a big difference between being alone and being let alone. “For those who crave privacy, the best way to be let alone is in the ultimate of private homes: the luxury residential compound. Within these exclusive, expansive properties, residents and their guests can enjoy rest, relaxation, and recreation in utmost privacy and—by default—security in that seclusion.”, writes Luxury Defined by Christie’s International Real Estate in a recent article and presents no less than 9 such luxury properties that are currently for sale.
In this collection they explore exclusive properties far from the glare of the spotlight. Consider a 5,925-acre ranch preserve in British Columbia, a private hamlet in the Dordogne, or a remote lighthouse on Ireland’s rugged west coast. Perhaps, even, a private game reserve in South Africa.
Private Hamlet in the Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
This former hamlet in the heart of the Dordogne countryside has been reimagined as a magnificent, 190-acre private estate.
Clare Island Lighthouse in County Mayo, Ireland
Clare Island Lighthouse has been a nautical landmark on Ireland’s rugged west coast for more than two centuries. The original lighthouse, built in 1806 by the Marquis of Sligo, was reconstructed in 1818 after a fire destroyed the lantern and part of the tower. It guided seafarers to Clew Bay until it was decommissioned in 1965.
La Cieba. Ocean Club Estates on Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Asian and Caribbean design converge at La Ceiba, a multi-generational family compound in Nassau’s exclusive Ocean Club Estates.
Private Game Reserve on the Western Cape, South Africa
This private game reserve is the epitome of unspoiled Africa. Located in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, the 1,195-acre property offers the ultimate retreat for those seeking a secluded, quiet haven with awe-inspiring, uninterrupted views of the savanna.
The Peninsula in Porto Heli, Peleponnese, Greece
This one-of-a-kind waterfront estate occupies a private peninsula with a boat dock, heliport, and pebble beach in Porto Heli, a cosmopolitan beach resort on the Peloponnese coast.
Rupelmonde Estate in Nieuwersluis, Utrecht, Netherlands
Rupelmonde is a magnificent country estate on the banks of the River Vecht. The stately manor house was built circa 1753 and completely restored to Dutch conservation standards in 1976.
Four Hearts Ranch in British Columbia, Canada
Four Hearts Ranch is quite simply a wild, Canadian paradise. This biodiverse expanse in British Columbia’s South Cariboo Mountains encompasses 5,925 acres of forest, pasture, grasslands, lakes, river gorges, and preserved wetlands.
Valley Trunk Estate on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
A jewel of the British Virgin Islands, Valley Trunk Estate is an ultra-private 18.4-acre estate overlooking the white sands and turquoise waters of Virgin Gorda’s Big Trunk Bay. The main compound comprises five freestanding villas with nine en suite bedrooms, a formal dining room, and professional-grade kitchen. There are ample places for alfresco dining, as well as a cinema and bar space with billiards room.
The Golden West Lodge in Bigfork, Montana
The Golden West Lodge is a classic Flathead Lake cabin estate just south of the village of Bigfork, Montana. The historic 1924 lodge offers the traditional log cabin experience with all contemporary comforts.
More details about this exclusive selection of self-contained private estates you can find in the above mentioned online article of Luxury Defined.