This 8-bedroom, 8-bathroom villa is a short distance from Porto Rotondo in Sardinia, Italy. Its large grounds are a mix of green lawns, lush vegetation and many outdoor areas from which to enjoy the amazingly scenic surroundings.
With its sculptural sofas and striking black chandelier, the living room of this Auckland, New Zealand, home strikes a balance between formality and whimsy. The four-story mansion, designed by renowned architect Greg Noble, incorporates materials sourced from around the world, from China to Italy to India.
The sun-soaked town of Portofino, Italy was once a small fishing village. Now it attracts the yachts-and-summer-home crowd. A Mediterranean villa clings to the hillside, built in a style that launched a thousand McMansions in the United States.
The unique master bedroom features a wall of book-matched marble from Italy and a panoramic view of the landscape. The house sits on four acres and is surrounded by 20 additional acres of estate. Remote-controlled blinds, which can be operated via smartphone, provide additional privacy when desired, as seen on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms.