From a private island in the Florida Keys to a Hawaiian estate with two majestic waterfalls, 2014 has already brought a number of truly spectacular properties to the market. Take a journey through the extraordinary with these notable new top properties from around the world.
Key Largo, Florida | sothebysrealty.com Property ID GPS3Z5
Just ten minutes by helicopter to Miami's South Beach or by boat to Key Largo, Pumpkin Key is an extraordinary private island totaling 26 acres located in the Florida Keys. Self sufficient with water and electric from the shore, the island currently features one main home with three bedrooms, two caretaker's cottages, and a dock master's apartment. The island also includes a 20-slip marina able to accommodate a mega-yacht, tennis courts that also serve as a helipad and golf cart paths that circle the island.
Laglio, Italy | Property ID REYW6V
Located on the shores of Lake Como, this lakefront villa has great architecture and is composed of a main building on three levels. Located in the heart of a green park, this unique property has a private harbor, three docks and a porter’s lodge.
Kappa, Hawaii | sothebysrealty.com Property ID NG38VH
Known as "The Valley House," this historic estate is located in the lush hills of Kealia. Beautiful gardens spanning as far as the eyes can see blend into primal rainforest, reinforcing unparalleled privacy and presence of nature. Located on the property is Opeakaa, one of the estate’s two distinguished waterfalls. The main was constructed in 2006 and built over a 125 year old cistern.
Gouverneur, St. Barthelemy | Property ID DEWVCQ
The crisp white portico entrance to this spectacular property frames a panoramic view of the island's cerulean waters of St. Jean Baie. Designed by renowned architect François Pecard with the ultimate villa vacation in mind, it features a breezy and casually elegant foyer that opens to an expansive palm tree shaded deck and a 25 meter (82 feet) infinity edge pool. The chic and comfortable interiors add to the home’s vacation vibe.