Ceilings add High Drama in Luxurious Spaces

Michelangelo was certainly onto something, wasn’t he? Drawing the eye upward to something magnificent can completely transform a space. Nothing says “wow” like a dramatic ceiling, and we found a few properties that had us saying just that.

Located in the aptly named Treasure Island, this Florida gem features soaring ceilings throughout the property. Reminiscent of La Belle Époque, “Villa La Serenissima” features hand-painted, coffered, vaulted and trussed ceilings.

Rich architectural details like Italian marble floors, double staircases and an ornate wrought iron elevator will certainly lift your spirits. The gated property has a palatial main house with five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, multiple fireplaces, wet bars and a commercial grade chef’s kitchen.

With such intricate details inside you’ll be pleased to find the outside equally inviting. The property boasts 160’ of sailboat depth water frontage, large dock and a deep protected harborage for a 75’ yacht. Sweeping Intracoastal views set the backdrop for an outdoor kitchen, glass tiled pool with swim-up bar and a spa.

Crossing the Atlantic we discovered this beautiful Sierra Blanca Estate located in Marbella Golden Mile, Spain. Tucked away in a highly sought-after area, just outside the city center, this property features breathtaking views of the sea and coastline.

Double height ceilings make for a grand entrance into this spectacular ten bedroom/nine bathroom manse. Worldly influences can be found throughout the home; the carved coral stone fireplace was crafted in Germany; the pool house is made of solid South African wood and the bathrooms are clad in Indian marble. It’s pure luxury in any language.

It would be challenging to pinpoint the most impressive feature of this home, but the terrace takes our attention to new heights. Beamed wooden ceilings and a panoramic view make this space hard to top. Other features within the property include a state of the art kitchen outfitted with Gagennau appliances and a master suite with his and hers dressing rooms and bathrooms.

Back in America’s heartland, we are enchanted by this English Country Manor located on Chicago’s North Shore in Highland Park, IL. Known as “Cravardan”, this historical landmark was built in 1915 and features six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.

Replete with bespoke nuances like arched, beamed ceilings, original hardware and no less than seven fireplaces, this home has been meticulously maintained over the years. Modern amenities have been added in the kitchen and baths making the home equal parts of charm and convenience.

Other features around the nearly 8,000 square-foot Tudor Revival include a large carport and manicured landscaping surrounding the home.

You might say things are looking up around Luxury Portfolio; to find homes with unique ceilings and all sorts of other high-end details, just explore for yourself.

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