LPI 5 in 5 May 2024: Standout properties for sale

From price records to architectural pedigree and one-of-a-kind amenities to big-name designers, Luxury Portfolio International members sell the best of the best luxury homes.

Join us as we highlight our top five listings for this month and learn about the significance of each.

1. Remarkable neo-gothic-style chateau

PRICE: Upon request
LOCATION: Bourges, France

Listed as a Historic Monument, this meticulously renovated masterpiece was designed by renowned architect Gabriel Hippolyte Destailleur between 1887 and 1893. Boasting 25 reception rooms, 21 bedrooms and over 32,000 square feet of living space, it offers a unique blend of Renaissance and neo-gothic styles. Majestic features include high ceilings, exquisite fireplaces and painted ceilings.

2. Villa Alm

PRICE: Upon request
LOCATION: Lurin, Saint Barthélemy

Perched in Lurin’s heights, within the exclusive Pogamus estate, this easy, breezy property epitomizes effortless luxury living. Crafted by Olivier Dain Perspectives, this property blends quiet luxury with the quintessential island lifestyle in the form of two contemporary villas.

3. Ralph H. Poole House

PRICE: $5,900,000
LOCATION: Lake Bluff, Illinois, U.S.

The Ralph H. Poole House is a testament to storied architect David Adler’s visionary craftsmanship. Originally conceived between 1911 to 1914, with landscape design by Frederick Law Olmsted, this pedigreed residence embodies Parisian elegance in the heart of the Midwest. A sense of symmetry, balance and proportion thoughtfully intertwine interior and exterior spaces.

4. Laurel Hill

PRICE: $5,500,000
LOCATION: Darien, Connecticut, U.S.

Designed by notable American society architect William Lawrence Bottomley, this stately 1930 Georgian stone manor
exemplifies timeless elegance thanks to authentic period architecture. Park-like grounds include a heated pool, lighted sports and paddle-tennis courts, stone terraces, exquisite gardens and outdoor entertaining spaces to accommodate intimate gatherings or large-scale entertaining.

5. The Dragon

PRICE: $21,995,000
LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.

Upon approach, this home’s facade is clad in vertical wooden planks, treated with the ancient Japanese technique of shou sugi ban, charring the planks with open flame to preserve the wood and provide a stunning matte-black finish. As a stark contrast to the dark and moody exterior, the interior showcases a bright and vibrant atmosphere, where materiality guides you on an immersive journey.