Creating one of the most beautifully designed homes in the world is a welcome challenge to every designer. It’s something that can show of all their skill and inspiration. The best thing about this kind of designer is their ability to adapt, there able to find the right style for any location, whether it’s a remote place in the woods or a sprawling metropolis.
Using their budget as a base, and the area as inspiration, designers can make every person on the planet envy the one who gets to live in it. People can’t but help but dream of one day living in those homes, just like the artist’s dream of building them.
To help your dreams come to life a little, here is a collection of the most beautifully designed homes in the world.
Starwood Estate, Colorado
Located in the heart of Aspen, Colorado is the Starwood Estate. It’s at the top of our list for a reason as it is one stunning piece of architecture. It’s a wood cabin the size of a palace, full of charming luxuries that give comfort. Cozy little fireplaces litter the estate, wooden furnishing, and comfortable carpets on wood flooring.
The outside of the building is just as stunning on the inside. Surrounded by mountains, trimmed with expensive woods, and situated on great fields of green grass. It’s an amazing sight to see out your window every morning, the sun rising as you start to wake up, and the birds singing to you.
When people talk about this house, they say it’s one of the calmest places they’ve ever visited. There’s no rush of a city, no talk of business with coworkers, just pure calm. It’s also known for its romantic qualities, those fireplaces I mentioned are especially loved by couples. It’s a dream for some people to visit it one day, maybe you’ll be able to one day.
Casablanca, Camp’s Bay, South Africa
Down south in Africa is the mansion estate Casablanca, a house that was designed with the highest of standards and luxury. It boasts eight bedrooms, thirteen bathrooms, and a grand kitchen that is stocked full of appliances. Down below the house is a wine cellar and a whiskey bar, a nice little place for adults when they need to unwind with a bit of drink.
It’s designed to imitate the classic Greeks while keeping it to a modern standard. Using white stone, and marble accents, it’s stunning to see. The interior is rich with comfortable furniture, giant soft beds, and lovely carpets.
The location is even more stunning than the house itself. Looking out the back of the house, you can see the ocean to the horizon, unhindered by anything. Out the front is the giant mountains, towering over the planes, the sun peaking over them as it sets, it’s fantastic to see.
One of the best things about the house is the lap pool. Imagine swimming in the deep blue water as you feel the African air hit you.
Chartwell Residence, Los Angeles
This is the most expensive home in the United States, The Chartwell Residence. The house which sits on 25,00 acres of land, has eleven bedrooms and eighteen bathrooms. It could fit an army with its massive size, a monument to anyone’s wealth.
It’s a French Chateau-style home that used to host Jerry Perenchio, who passed away in 2017. It was designed by the Los Angeles architect Sumer Spaulding; he completed the home way back in 1935.
Since its opening though, the interior has been completely renovated to fit a more modern aesthetic, as I said turning it into a French chateau, which was designed by Henri Samuel in the 1980s. Every room is made to be sleek, but never the same, each one uses a different wood, pattern, etc.
It’s been on the market for quite some time, and I imagine it will stay that way for another long while, very few people would be able to afford something this grand. Though we can all dream of one day stepping inside, maybe even getting to stay the night, so they can watch the California sun.
Updown Court, England
The Chartwell Residence may be the most expensive in the United States, but the Updown Court has been called the most expensive in the world. Located 25 miles from London, and through giant iron gates is the sophisticated mansion of everyone’s dreams.
The main house has four floors to its name, each one having its special magnificence for itself. Next to it is two guest houses which have nine bedrooms and bathrooms for each. The main house has 22 bedrooms itself, 5 swimming pools, two in the landscaped gardens, one on the roof, and two indoor pools, one of which has a sauna, there’s a bowling alley, and a 50-seat cinema which has a private bar inside. It’s the perfect house, it comes with everything you could ever want in a home. It’s larger than Buckingham Palace, there isn’t anything I can say beyond that.
The Breakers, Rhode Island
The Breakers Estate in Rhode Island is how I imagine Bruce Wayne’s manner to look like. It’s classy, giant, and so expensive that only one percent of the one percent could afford it, making it one of the coolest houses designed in the world. In 1892, the “cottage” burned down, so the next year the owners contacted architect Richard Morris Hunt to design them a new villa, one that could replace the old wooden frame and give them a fresh look that had Italian Renaissance all over it.
They crafted the house to have seventy rooms that were inspired by the 16th-century palaces Genoa and Turin. This new feel of the house gives a warm feeling to anyone living there and makes them have a sense of wealth as they lay in their king-sized beds.
If it were possible, I would certainly take a visit to it myself, but alas, I wouldn’t be able to afford it, let alone buy it for myself. I can imagine just roaming the Italian halls and soaking up all the history that they hold while I sip on my espresso. I’m sure you can imagine doing the same looking at its photos.
Manalapan Residence, Florida
With 5.5 acres of land, and 520 feet of Atlantic Ocean, The Manalapan Residence in Florida is a beautiful blend of old-world elegance and classicism with 21st-century amenities. It took the design team an entire year, to just plan out the building, going to Rome, Venice, Florence, and more to study architecture necessary for this type of house.
To say the least, they were quite successful in their endeavors. It’s a three-story building, and 67,672 square feet, it has 24 bathrooms and 14 bedrooms and amazingly has an 18-car garage. Whoever owns this home has enough money to afford it, but they can potentially store 18 cars inside if they so choose, they would be at the height of luxury.
Along with the house itself, it has a movie theater, casino room, gourmet kitchen, outdoor summer kitchen, 2 wine rooms, 2 swimming pools, an actual shark tank, a tennis court, an archery range, butterfly gardens, and of course they have a bowling alley.
This house isn’t just a pretty face, it has everything you could need, but it can only ever be afforded by billionaires. So, this one we can add to the daydream list I suppose.
Right at the edge of Suzhou’s Dushu Lake is Taohuayuan, the luxurious mansion in China that’s name can be translated to Peach Blossom Land.
So far in our list, we’ve had mansions that could hold armies, and mansions that can make even the angriest monster relax, but this house is the epitome of relaxation and size. It boasts 32 bedrooms, with 32 bathrooms to match, it took over three years to build it to completion.
It was designed to look like a traditional Chinese home, with ponds scattered about on the island and surrounding lake. Along with the plethora of bedrooms and bathrooms, this property also has a wine cellar, a pool, and some amazing gardens.
The house has yet to be owned as its price is that of a ridiculous variety. It is currently priced at one billion yuan, in U.S Currency, which’s around 150 Million dollars.
Villa Leopolda, France
This house is particularly historical as it was once owned by a king. King Leopold the Second of Belgium, which is the reason the house is named Villa Leopolda. In a world war, the estate was used as a military hospital and was later modified and renovated by Thérèse Vitali, who was a French aristocrat. The American architect and designer Ogden Codman Jr. renovated it, which took him two years to complete.
After which, many different billionaires throughout history, some of them you may know, tried to acquire the property themselves, but for some reason or another were not able to, it was only able to switch hands a few times throughout, less than a dozen. It could be said that it was like a real-life game of Monopoly.
Anyways the property itself is one of the most beautiful ever seen, it’s not surprising why so many kings, queens’ ambassadors, and billionaires would want it. It’s peaceful and isolated on the French Rivera, some would call its location an oasis, and can be considered the third largest home in the world.
With its many rooms, and hallways, and studies, it could take years to have it memorized the way an average paying consumer would their normal home. you could wake up one day and not know where the kitchen is located, or the dining room, or even their favorite bathroom.
It would be a journey walking through the house though, viewing the French architecture with keen eyes, taking in all the stories the walls could tell. It would be like a fairy tale for anyone to walk through, you could be Alice in wonderland, daydreaming about another life where you would enjoy yourself.
Cove Spring House, St. James, Barbados
The mansion overlooking the marvelous Caribbean Sea, the smell of the ocean, the coral reef being taken in as you stand on the balcony of that perfect home. The house is surrounded by lush green vegetation, giving you perfect peace as nature comforts you. It’s the dream that you’ve had about the Caribbean for years, a little retirement spot for you when you get tired of your dream job.
The décor of the house is made of coral stone and marble, with lush furniture in every room. The main house has seven bedrooms, and the separation has three, all open with giant doors and king-sized beds. It captures the very beauty of the island, using the natural light and natural winds to cool the home off.
We may never be able to visit it, but we can always imagine walking on the private beach, as the house is in the background.
Clifton 2A, South Africa
The modern house in South Africa, Clifton 2A, overlooks the Campus Bay beaches and a beautiful view of the city. At night everything lights up, the city and the stars, imagine sitting out in the back, stargazing as the distant city dreams.
The house is decorated with a modern style, everything up to date, and automated for the comfort of any patrons. All of it is sleek and easy to walk around in its contemporary design, the furniture different in each room to keep it fresh.
It’s designed heavily with dark woods and glass and keeps it open enough that the natural surroundings make it fit in almost perfectly. The wind if chosen can be used to keep everything cool, and it uses the sun and stars to keep everything lit. It is a marvel of art and engineering in its design, utilizing nature and technology to find the greatest amount of comfort for its host.
This particular home is hard to describe, it’s something you need to see to believe. The design is incredibly beautiful and complex, with the dozens of rooms it contains.