Luxury Homes That Make A Splash

From a French apartment with a pool to a Florida riverfront home, these luxury properties are sure to make a splash (DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE).

The weather is warm and the water is calling. From a French apartment with a private pool to a riverfront home in Florida, these properties are sure to make a splash.

Mansion apartment with private pool

Location: Lyon, Auvergne Rhone Alpes, France

Price: $2.195 million

swimming pool east of france apartment East of France

Modern living, chateau style. This restored 19th century mansion in the Lyon region of the Rhone Alps comes with a private heated swimming pool (Groupe Mercure).

This six-room, 2,066-square-foot apartment sits in a restored 19th-century mansion. Renovated in 2020, the ground-floor residence features a private outdoor swimming pool. There are two bedrooms, one with a terrace and another with a double dressing room, plus a game room that can be turned into a bedroom.

contemporary kitchen in french apartment in lyon

Renovated for modern living, the six-room apartment features a subdued kitchen with custom cabinetry (Group Mercure).

It is listed with Nicolas Devic of Groupe Mercure.

modern living room in a french apartment in lyon, auvergne

The main living space is made up of a media lounge and dining area. Two bedrooms lie down a nearby, lit corridor (GROUPE MERCURE).

Townhouse with outdoor oasis 

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Price: $11.9 million

gated mansion with a swimming pool indoor gym toronto 16 Forest hill road

Built this year, the stone-clad home at 16 Forest Hill Road in Toronto has been nominated for numerous architecture and design awards (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

This gated, 10,500-square-foot, five-bedroom townhouse, built by Wengle Arch, Jeffrey Douglas Des and JTF Homes, was nominated for the International Design & Architectural Awards 2021. Amenities include a backyard featuring a stone terrace, pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and cabana. Inside, there is a family lounge on the upper level with cathedral ceilings, a wine cellar, theater, a squash and sport court and a professional gym. An indoor garage fits six cars. The townhouse is serviced by an elevator.

living room in gated forest hill masterpiece toronto barry cohen homes

Bright wall art pops in the living room, which features a range of high-end textures, materials and design elements (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

It is listed with Barry Cohen of Barry Cohen Homes.

stone mansion behind gates in forest hill neighborhood toronto ontario canada

The gated home has more than 10,500 square feet of finished living space, five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

New Mexico retreat on a mountaintop

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Price: $5.7 million

lap swimming pool at architectural home in santa fe mountaintop retreat

A heated lap swimming pool and spa takes in sweeping views of Santa Fe’s beautiful landscapes (BARKER REALTY).

Unwind in the Peco Wilderness with this home, which sits high above Santa Fe on a mountaintop with sweeping mountain and city views. It’s close to vibrant city attractions in the historic Santa Fe Plaza, which features quaint streets full of boutique shops, art galleries, bookstores and restaurants. The custom home, built in 2005, offers 20-foot-high ceilings, walls of windows and a sleek kitchen with high-end appliances. Outdoors, some 53 acres of scenic desert beauty forms the backdrop for a heated lap swimming pool and spa.

steps leading under sculpture to private home in new mexico 80 Double Arrow Road South

The mountaintop retreat at 80 Double Arrow Road South in Santa Fe sits on three lots totally about 53 acres (BARKER REALTY).

Meleah Artley of Barker Realty has the listing.

mountaintop retreat in santa fe new mexico 80 Double Arrow Road South

While it feels like it’s a world away, the home at 80 Double Arrow Road South is just 7 miles from historic Santa Fe Plaza (BARKER REALTY).

Florida home on the riverfront 

Location: Melbourne, Florida

Price: $2.2 million

indian river luxury home in florida for sale 4785 N Highway A1A Melbourne

Built in 2007, the Bermuda-inspired home has 76 feet of frontage on the Indian Rive (DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE).

This four-bedroom home was built in 2017, overlooking the Indian River in Melbourne, Florida. It features a custom-built chef’s kitchen, a family room with a gas fireplace, a separate media room and dining room and kitchen with river views. The master suite has views of the tropical backyard with a pool and spa, a covered patio, outdoor kitchen and fire pit. The property also comes with a three-car garage, dock and boat lift.

boat dock at private riverfront home 4785 N Highway A1A in melbourne florida

A private dock with a boat lift are among perks of the riverfront home (DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE).

It’s listed with Eva McMillan of Dale Sorensen Real Estate.

aerial view of luxury melbourne riverfront house at 4785 N Highway A1A

The home at 4785 N Highway A1A in Melbourne, Florida, has more than 4,000 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms (DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE).

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I’ve been working as a journalist in the New York metro area for more than a decade and have developed a specialization in luxury real estate, writing about everything from the post-recession housing market in Fairfield County, Connecticut, to the third-home market in the Hamptons. I’m currently also a regular contributor to Newsday and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens. If you spot me in my Brooklyn neighborhood and I’m not knitting, I’m probably admiring the beautiful Victorians that surround my apartment building (and trying to figure out what they would sell for).

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