Friday, September 29, 2006

Living in the Rich's Modern Castles

This week’s entry is about the most exclusive and luxurious gated communities in the U.S. If living in privacy with a secluded golf course, polo garden or even a personal concierge suits your needs, you might want to have a look at these properties…

Star Island, Miami Beach – $50 million

Precious privacy is what you want! Situated in the Bay of Biscayne, Star Island has become the sanctuary for the wealthy and famous. Behind a guarded gate, residents appreciate an ocean view and roam their mansions, equipped with the latest luxuries. The enormous home shown here has a total of 13 bedrooms as well as a 10,000 bottle wine cellar. The outside is just as impressive, which features an outdoor air conditioning system and swimming pool. Star Island is renowned for its celebrity residents and if you ever planned on moving here, you might just share a conversation with the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, when collecting mail or going for a jog.

Seminole Landing, North Palm Beach – $36.5 million

An imperial ocean retreat! With 17,000 square feet of living space and a six acre view of the Atlantic Ocean, Palazzo Serena is one of the most elegant estates within the Seminole landing community. The Tuscan-style estate features a fusion between new and old styles; from the decorative bold indoors to the playful outdoors. Outside, residents enjoy the freedom of their own tennis court, beach house and even 2 guest cottages, and not to forget the waterfall and spa. Palazzo Serene is a fortress of extravagance that offers a private lifestyle for those want the most out of their home.

Beverly Park, LA – $30 million

Would you like to be neighbors with Eddie Murphy? Beverly Park is one of the gated communities where top Hollywood actors spend their time away from the spotlight. The home in the picture is just one of the estates anchored in the park, which offers home owners a golf course and canyon views. Resembling a small hotel with 25,000 square feet of living space, the estate has 5 luxury bedrooms, an elevator, a gym and even a tennis court. With 1.8 acres of privacy it’s no wonder people are flocking to get their own haven of comfort in the Park.

Brentwood Country Estates, LA – $29.5 million

Privacy in the serene Santa Monica Hills! A soft sea breeze, a view of the Queens Necklace and a 1-acre flat pad for horses aren’t the only attractions of this Brentwood Country estate. With a 10,000 square-foot house, lagoon pool, vineyard and theatre, you know you’re living in luxury. Arnold Zwartzenegger has also found residence here and it is no mystery; Brentwood is close to everything and just about away from everything else. Equestrian types can even access trails that run all the way to Malibu.

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