Many luxury homes incorporate drama for high impact, adding that wow factor to make it a truly exceptional home. One thing is for sure; the ultimate drama queen is Mother Nature herself. We’ve discovered a few homes perched atop naturally picturesque places that give edgy design a whole new meaning.
Nestled on the edge of a bluff in San Antonio, this residential work of art is a stunning engineering feat. Designed by Thomas A. Pressly, Jr. and built by Bartlett-Cocke in 1986 this remarkable multilevel dwelling has sweeping views of the Olmos Basin clear to downtown San Antonio.
Supported by a series of columns and arches, the home gently curves and slopes, lending itself to its natural surroundings. A dramatic bridge connects the home’s grand entrance with surrounding terraces — exceptional entertaining space, especially when you are entertaining exceptional people. This home has hosted presidents, celebrities, foreign dignitaries and other powerful political figures.
Should you be expecting some VIPs, know that they’ll feel quite comfortable in the two-story living space flooded with ambient light. The stone staircase has fireplaces on either side, separating the casual living space from the formal area.
Venturing south of the border we head to Los Cabos. This modern Mexican marvel was chiseled into the Escarpa Red Rock by Prestigious local architects, Monroy Arquitectos. Breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez can be seen from every angle of this sleek, contemporary home.
With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, this flawless estate spans 6,700 square feet throughout three floors. With a chef’s kitchen, formal dining room and an ultra-hip lounge area with water feature, this place can facilitate a fiesta on a grand scale.
Lastly, this swinging Swiss Chalet looks like something straight out of a James Bond movie. Even Double-O-7 would do a double take at this remarkable mountain hugging property. Outfitted with state of the art amenities and not-to-be-believed vistas, this spectacular chalet with its floor-to-ceiling windows has panoramic views of the Matterhorn and the picturesque village of Zermatt.
Located in one of the premier ski destinations in the world, this luxurious dwelling takes après-ski to an entirely different level with an indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. It also includes five en-suite bedrooms, a gym, indoor/outdoor entertaining space and a lavish open floor plan.
For jaw-dropping vistas and one-of-a-kind locations, explore the many extraordinary properties throughout Luxury Portfolio International that will have you on the edge of your seat.