LUXURY LIFESTYLE: How many times have you dreamt of escaping the harsh and often unpleasant realities of life and running off to your own private island? Then, in today’s post, The Most Expensive Homes‘ editors have gathered the world’s most exclusive private islands which would certainly serve as a great setting for your dreams. Check them out!
This island was gifted to former Formula 1 racer Michael Schumacher by Dubai’s crown prince Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as a retirement present. Antarctic Island is worth a whopping $7 million and can only be reached via boat or helicopter.
Located on the private island known as Kuda Hithi in the Maldives, the Coco Privé Resort is an authentic dream island, which seems to have been made specifically for relaxation. The luxurious villas can accommodate up to 12 guests and feature discreet butler services as well as individual private swimming pools.
Fowl Cay is located on the Exuma archipelago, in the Bahamas. The resort features a total of 6 villas, ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms, each. Each villa has breathtaking ocean views, which can be further appreciated through a multitude of glass doors which lead onto the patio, overlooking the azure sea.
Sea Grape Cottage is nested happily on the beach of the quaintly named Little Thatch Island, which is part of the Virgin Islands. The cottage is really a villa, which was built in the traditional West-Indian style, featuring a simple but understated and authentic décor with white painted wood, clay tiles, and terracotta trim.
This fully-staffed Pacific coast luxury villa overlooks Manuel Antonio beach and is the only hotel on a 2.5-acre tropical reserve. The edgy, modern villa has won several awards for its design and somehow fits in nicely with the natural landscape. Punto de Vista has an elegant interior décor, with plenty of earth colors and a neutral, harmonious palette.
The villa was built in Bahamian-style, with plenty of glass doors and an open plan kitchen/living room, ensuring plenty of social and entertainment space. The interior of the villa employs soft, muted tones, leaving center-stage to the vista which can be admired through the glass doors.
This beach-front villa was completed in September 2014 and was designed along the lines of a Tahitian village. Each bedroom is a separate structure, with its own bathroom. All 5 buildings are connected by a covered deck. A large outdoor living area ensures that guests can make the most of their experience at Great Exuma.
Located in Connecticut’s Norwalk Islands Chain, this 3.5-acre island was purchased by the Zesigers for just under $1 million in 1981. The island has a pool, an Asian style tea-house, and a boat house. The private mansion, which was once owned by the showman Billy Rose, is now up for sale for a whopping $10 million.
This Villa, which opened in 2003, has hosted the likes of Penelope Cruz, Javier Barden, Glenn Close and Maury Povich, together with a host of other celebrities. With 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and two kitchens, the villa can host up to 18 adults. The going rate is of $28,000 per week and includes the use of a 10-passenger 26-foot catamaran and captain.
This is the home and favorite hideaway of Virgin Group CEO, Sir Richard Branson, by his very own admission. He purchased the 74-acre island way back in 1978 for a measly $180,000 and invested $10 million developing the resort in a three-year timeframe. He built a 10-bedroom Balinese-style villa, with Brazilian wood, Asian antiques, Indian rugs as well as fabrics and bamboo from Bali.
AD Design Show 2017: In a few weeks, New York City will be in the spotlight of the entire Interior Design industry. That’s because a world of design inspiration awaits at the 16th annual Architectural Digest Design Show on March 16–19, 2017. For this edition, the AD Design Show draws approximately 40,000 design aficionados to interact with incredible design displays from more than 400 brands.
If you want to know more about this event, so check out great articles about it on Interior Design Magazines, such this one: AD DESIGN SHOW 2017 – COUNTLESS WAYS TO CELEBRATE DESIGN