No longer just a place to turn in for the night, the bedrooms in today’s luxury homes are all about the view. Whether the home is a penthouse atop the city skyline, an aerie in the mountains, or a villa by the sea, today’s leading architects and designers are transforming master suites and guest bedrooms into resort-style sanctuaries enveloped by walls of glass that bring the outdoors in. Enhanced with a host of lavish amenities such as spa-like bathrooms, fireplaces, lounge areas, wet bars, and kitchens, these unique spaces are a haven of luxury and seclusion. In this Luxury Defined collection, we feature six international homes with bedroom views that will inspire and enchant.
Luxury Penthouse in the Heart of Rome
Commanding the top three floors of a 15th-century palace in the historic heart of Rome, this stately residence boasts 360-degree views of the Piazza Venezia, National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II, and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli. Measuring 3,767 square feet, with 2,906 square feet of terraces, the exquisite property has been sensitively restored to preserve its Renaissance heritage. The first-floor is dedicated to the opulent master suite, a private sanctuary featuring a decorative ceiling, frescoed walls, and a direct view of the National Monument. A marble staircase ascends to the second-floor reception halls and guest suite. The third floor houses a kitchen and several glass-enclosed garden rooms which lead out to five terraces with sweeping vistas of the ancient city.
Coronado, CaliforniaFacing the Pacific Ocean, steps from the iconic Hotel del Coronado, is Crown Manor, the grandest oceanfront estate in Southern California's prestigious island shores. This landmark Tudor Revival mansion was built on the island’s largest oceanfront lot by architects William Sterling Hebbard and Irving John Gill in 1902. Crown Manor's historic designation & Mills Act recognition reflect its commanding provenance. A meticulous renovation in recent years has restored this magnificent 23,000-square-foot mansion to its original splendor. The property boasts 14 bedrooms, 17 full bathrooms, an opulent master retreat with sensational beach views, as well as an entrance foyer, music room, banquet room, and a tranquil garden courtyard with a pool.
Duplex Apartment on Lake Lugano
Aldesago, Ticino, Switzerland
This contemporary penthouse has one of its finest views in Aldesago, a beautiful Swiss village situated between the western slopes of Monte Brè and the shores of Lake Lugano. The interior offers 3,422 square feet across two levels. Vast walls of glass throughout capture the breathtaking panorama of the mountains, the village, and the teal-green waters of Lake Lugano. The main living areas open to an expansive lake-view terrace for alfresco dining or entertaining. The master bedroom has a spa bathroom, sitting area, and its own unique view of the lake and mountains. Three additional bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a separate residence provide luxurious accommodations for guests.
Mooresville, North CarolinaSituated on nearly 1.75 waterfront acres in a private gated community near Charlotte, North Carolina, this elegant home is ideally positioned on the 520 miles of shoreline along Lake Norman. The estate offers 15,000 square feet of interior space, perfectly designed for indoor-outdoor lakefront living. The interior boasts soaring ceilings and upgraded finishes throughout. The second-floor recreation room has a billiards area and wet bar. Many of the home’s six bedrooms have scenic views, including the sumptuous master suite with a wraparound vista of the lake. The lower level leads out to covered dining area with fire pit. Other highlights include a British West Indies-style guest house with a bar, saltwater infinity pool and spa, and a five-car garage.
Hoboken, New Jersey
Breathtaking views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline are on show at this luxury home in Hoboken. New Jersey. Offering 1,585 square feet of living space, with two bedrooms and three bathrooms, the residence was recently redesigned with classic interior décor, complemented by mahogany floors and finishes, high loft ceilings, and oversized windows to accentuate the views. The gourmet kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and an island for casual dining. The oversized living/dining room is ideal for entertaining. The master bedroom enjoys its own unique river and city vistas as well as a sitting area and two spa-like bathrooms. Residents have access to the building’s 24-hour concierge services, fitness center, playroom, resident's lounge. Manhattan is just 30 minutes away.
Villa Sa Sposa
Puerto Cervo, Sardinia, ItalyVilla Sa Sposa is a traditional Sardinian villa overlooking Pevero Bay from a private setting in Liscia di Vacca, a private enclave of 12 luxury villas near the jet-set resort of Porto Cervo. This enchanting property offers over 6,458 square feet interior space and more than three quarters of an acre with comfortable outdoor spaces, a beautiful pool, pétanque court, and lush gardens. There are four bedrooms in the main house, and one in the adjacent guest house. All are fitted with luxurious modern bathrooms, including the master suite which also offers dramatic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The villa is fully furnished and equipped with modern amenities.