There are mansions, and then there are these ultra luxurious homes with views to die for, starting with "Villa F" above, which is located in Rhodes, Greece. It was designed by Hornung and Jacobi Architecture of Germany boasts a ground level pool that recedes down a steep slope to showcase a unique staircase and sunken spaces all with amazing ocean views. Continue reading to see more.
This completely glazed home by Saota Architects sits along the edge of the Crescent Bay. The overall layout of this home is quite open with plenty of secluded areas created within each space. The master suite is a sensual space, complete with a bed centered in the room and the bathroom just beyond, with a glass enclosure shower. The space remains quite linear within the natural setting, keeping the focus on the almost 360 degree views.
4. 11 Women House
This amazing space designed by Architect Mathias Klotz takes full advantage of ocean views and a steep sloping hill that cascades down to the Pacific Ocean. Located in Chile, The Casa 11 Mujeres (or "11 Women House") is a three story vacation home that's big enough to house a family of 13. The name comes from the 11 daughters that all stay at one time on the 5200 square foot plot. Other than an array of bedrooms, this home features amazing entertaining space with a view, a master suite, living, kitchen and dining spaces.
Hans van Heeswijk Architects is behind the gorgeous Rieteiland House that features panoramic views and an amazing glazed facade. The side of the house that faces the street is a complete 180 from the rear, featuring perforated aluminum panels to give the residents more privacy and an opportunity to flip them open if need be. With a perfectly linear structure, both inside and out - the furnishings pretty much follow suite.
2. Southern House
Fergus Scott Architecture hit the nail on the head with this curved metal built structure that incorporates insane views of the Aussie coast. The upward slanted roof gives this residence more of an appeal with clerestory windows providing plenty of natural sunlight from the water's edge. The roof terrace is one of this homeís best features, expressing all sorts of great living elements to nature.
1. Bob Hope Mansion
The late entertainer's John Lautner 70s built 'home' is on the market, and it's going for $50 Million. A retro modern gem, this residence is primarily constructed of concrete and glass. A sweeping rounded structure sits atop it all and creates a massive organic awning around the home with a keyhole right at the top. It's a home made for entertaining during the warm Summer Palm Springs nights complete with a fireplace and expansive patio areas.