February 22, 2013 7:32 pm

Hot property: party pads

Five homes great for hosting gatherings, including a Manhattan penthouse apartment and a villa in Italy
Villa, Beauvallon, Saint-Maxime, France

Villa, Beauvallon, Saint-Maxime, France €3.675m

Where: On the Côte d’Azur, southeast France, 10km from St Tropez and 95km from Nice international airport.

More

IN House & Home

What: A contemporary five-bedroom villa with outdoor pool and 250 sq metres of gardens.

Why: A 20-minute drive from the beaches of St Tropez, the villa, with its large open-plan living room opening out on to the raised swimming pool area, is a perfect place to carry on the party atmosphere.

Who: A&K International Estates, www.akinternationalestates.com, tel: +44 20 7190 7714

-------------------------------------------

The Astor, Berkshire, England, UK

The Astor, Berkshire, England, UK, £4.95m

Where: In Cliveden Deep, near Cookham, southeast England, 15 miles from Heathrow and 30 miles from central London.

What: A contemporary six-bedroom, 11,420 sq ft home with two detached barns in the grounds of the former Cliveden Estate, now a hotel.

Why: Perfect for parties, this open-plan home is built around a “central entertainment hub”, comprising a cinema room, reception area, drawing room and dining space. The Astor also has a mezzanine bar and wine cellar big enough for 1,530 bottles.

Who: Knight Frank, www.knightfrank.com, tel: +44 20 7629 8171; and Hamptons, www.hamptons.co.uk tel: +44 1494 672 969

-------------------------------------------

Windsor Park Hall, Surrey, UK

Windsor Park Hall, Surrey, UK, £35m

Where: In Ascot, southeast England, 10 miles from Heathrow and 23 miles from central London.

What: A 10-bedroom, 30,000 sq ft country house with tennis court and helicopter pad in seven acres.

Why: The lower-ground floor has a bowling alley, 12-seater cinema room and a dedicated entertainment suite that can be used to host functions or dances for more than 100 people.

Who: Savills, www.savills.com, tel: +44 20 7499 8644

-------------------------------------------

Villa Sa Contissa, Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy

Villa Sa Contissa, Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy, €20m

Where: In the northeast of the island of Sardinia, 35km north of Costa Smeralda international airport.

What: A nine-bedroom, 1,000 sq metre villa with gym, spa, home cinema and outside dining space.

Why: The villa is ideal for pool parties. It has an inside living room space that opens out on to the covered patio and 130 sq ft swimming pool.

Who: ImmobilSarda, exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Real Estate, www.christiesrealestate.com, tel: +39 0789 909 000

-------------------------------------------

Penthouse, 2628 Broadway, Manhattan, US

Penthouse, 2628 Broadway, Manhattan, US, $12.5m

Where: On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, 20 minutes’ drive from LaGuardia and 35 minutes’ drive from JFK international airports.

What: A four-bedroom, 4,000 sq ft penthouse apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides with views over Manhattan.

Why: The 31ft x 15ft living room doubles as a games room and includes a billiard table, arcade video game and bar that – as well as all the art work – are included in the sale.

Who: Halstead Property, www.halstead.com, tel: +1 212 381 2219

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2014. You may share using our article tools.
Please don't cut articles from FT.com and redistribute by email or post to the web.

LIFE AND ARTS ON TWITTER

More FT Twitter accounts
SHARE THIS QUOTE