At times, it seems like we are permanently plugged into technology. Be it our laptops, our smart phones or any other electronic devices — we are almost always reachable. Disconnecting from the world can help you sleep better, lower your stress and improve your overall health; so why don’t we do it more often? We’ve discovered a few luxury properties that can help you relax, tune out and have an occasional moment of Zen.
This masterpiece in modern design, located in Los Altos Hills, boasts marvelous walls of glass that provide a seamless connection to the outdoors. With sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley, this home has every state-of-the-art amenity one could want, offering the best in sound, video, security and connectivity. It also offers a decidedly different feature to help you get away from all of that, an introspective Zen garden.
Additionally, this four-bedroom home has a glimmering pool, expansive terraces and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the clean-lined property. While this home has an excellent location, positioned perfectly for convenient dining and shopping options, you’ll feel a million miles away from everything at this tranquil oasis.
At the other end of the spectrum, in another part of the world, we discover a rather enigmatic property (it’s actually named the Enigma Mansion), located in Cape Town, South Africa. With ornate, bespoke details like meticulously carved crown moldings and hand-painted ceilings, this home does everything on a grand scale.
With all of the artistic inspiration on display in this four-bedroom manor, you may be inspired to flex some creative muscle in your atelier. Or perhaps you could flex some other muscles in the gym or simply kick back and watch a film in your 3D cinema. This remarkable residence has an exhausting number of luxurious features; so when it’s time to take a break from it all, just head into the over-the-top massage temple and worship at the altar of total relaxation.
Breathe deeply and reflect on the rest of the lavish details in this one-of-a-kind residence, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, teahouse, sauna and various gardens.
Once again, switching the channel to something completely different, we happen upon this French Country home in Tucson that offers relaxed luxury with lots of character in a totally unique setting. Charm is in ample supply throughout this brightly colored home, from the brick floors to the wood-beamed ceilings.
A bibliophile’s dream come true, the master suite, located in the elegant main house, features a distinctive library loft. There’s also a full guest house with its own living room and kitchen, a separate exercise studio, a pool and an outdoor kitchen.
Perhaps the biggest standout of this five-bedroom home is the quietest of all. With meandering fountains and streams, this home’s meditation garden perfectly enhances the casual elegance of this exceptional property. Imposing trees, rolling lawns and picturesque rose gardens transport you to an entirely different world.
Whether you find relaxation in meditation, massage or some other form of therapy, you can find plenty of ways to unplug and unwind in pure luxury.