What About $8 Million Buys In Real Estate Around The World

When it comes to luxury real estate, location is key. From properties with French alpine to Pacific Ocean views, these luxury listings take advantage of their picturesque settings.

French Alpine Chalet 

chef's kitchen in a french chalet

A top-of-the-line kitchen blends in nicely with the chalet’s wood-paneled walls and vaulted ceilings. (FGP Swiss & Alps)

Location: Courchevel Le Praz, France

Price: $7.542 million (EUR 6.36 million)

This wood-filled chalet overlooks the ski slopes from an expansive living room with a fireplace and an adjacent south-facing terrace.

indoor pool inside a french chalet for sale in courchevel

An enclosed area holds an indoor pool and spa, a massage room and a gym. (FGP Swiss & Alps)

The six en-suite bedrooms all have terraces. A closed-in area features a pool and spa, along with sauna and massage room.

It is listed with Aurore Lucido of FGP Swiss & Alps.

Creek Views In Colorado

brush creek ranchette house at 70 Medicine Bow Aspen, CO, USA

The Brush Creek ranchette, listed for $8.3 million, is surrounded by mature trees and mountain views. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Location: Aspen, Colorado

Price: $8.3 million

This ranchette home, remodeled in 2017, sits on a hillside overlooking Brush Creek Valley, the Snowmass ski area and Hunter Creek. The main home, which features antique 19th-century French Provincial/Mediterranean doors, has three bedrooms and 2.5-bathrooms. Features include a pantry with a custom wine cellar. A large outdoor entertaining area comes with a wraparound stone deck.

creek bed at a luxury ranchette home in brush creek, aspen, colorado

On the east side of the property is a bubbling creek bed. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

A two-story accessory dwelling unit, built in 2005, houses an art studio and kitchen on the first floor and one bedroom, one bathroom, and a kitchen on the second. A three-car garage comes with a full bath.

It is listed with Stephanie Redmond of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

Spanish Island Villa

stone villa surrounded by forest area and mature trees in son termes, mallorca

The stone-clad villa is surrounded by the lush greenery of Son Termes, Mallorca. (Inmobiliaria Rimontgo)

Location: Son Termes, Bunyola, Mallorca, Spain

Price: $8.241 million (EUR 6.95 million)

spanish villa in son termes mallorca with high ceilings and wood details

The 12-bedroom villa features large formal rooms, high ceilings and wood-paneled details. (Inmobiliaria Rimontgo)

This villa sits surrounded by nature on the island of Mallorca. The 12-bedroom, nine-bathroom stone residence has classic Spanish architecture, shaded outdoor sitting areas and a modern swimming pool.

It is listed with Antonio Ribes Bas of Inmobiliaria Rimontgo.

Historic Oceanfront In Santa Monica

robert farquhar-designed henry wyse charles morris house at 401 Ocean Ave #1 Santa Monica

This landmark residence on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica was designed in 1910 by Robert Farquhar and recently renovated for the modern day. (Hilton & Hyland)

Location: Santa Monica, California

Price: $7.75 million

Designed and built in 1910 by architect Robert D. Farquhar, this three-bedroom home sits just off the Santa Monica Bluffs, with views to the Pacific Ocean. The home has been reimagined with luxurious finishes, including white oak flooring and custom automated shades. The kitchen features custom two-tone Italian cabinetry and stone countertops and Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele appliances. The bathrooms include luxe fixtures by Brizo, Rohl, Newport Brass and Toto.

formal living room with classic details in a santa monica luxury home

The interior of the home retains its classic elegance but has been enhanced with wide-plank floors and modern amenities. (Hilton & Hyland)

This home features a patio and the ground level and a deck on the second floor comprising more than 1,000 square feet of private outdoor space.

It is listed with Bjorn Farrugia of Hilton & Hyland.

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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).