Listen to this article
Villa Blue Waters, Brittanic Crescent, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, A$12m ($9.04m)
Where On the Sovereign Islands, an exclusive community accessible by a single gated bridge from Paradise Point, a northern suburb of Gold Coast City. The closest international airport is a 10-minute helicopter flight.
What A six-bedroom, nine-bathroom house with a 373 sq metre private yacht marina — the largest in Australia — and a floating helipad. The villa also has a home cinema, gym, pool and a steam room featuring a mosaic by Versace.
Why Bling factor. The property has a marble garage designed as a gallery to exhibit up to eight show cars.
Who Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com, tel: +61 414 760 305
Santa Margalida, Alcudia Bay, Mallorca, Spain, €7.8m
Where In Santa Margalida, a small town in northern Mallorca 10km from the coast in Alcudia Bay. Palma international airport is a 45-minute drive.
What A 700 sq metre villa with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Within the gardens are fig, olive, lemon and almond trees, as well as an outdoor pool and volleyball court.
Why A grand driveway leads to the entrance of a garage, where classic cars gleam under an illuminated Alfa Romeo sign. Electronic doors and a high-tech security system ensure all trophy vehicles are well-guarded.
Who Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty, mallorca-sothebys.com, tel: +34 971 721 000
Park Lodge, Ennismore Street, Knightsbridge, London, UK, £13.75m
Where In Knightsbridge, central London, overlooking the gardens in Brompton Square. Heathrow airport is 35 minutes by car.
What A 4,700 sq ft house with four en-suite bedrooms as well as a media room and wine cellar. The basement has a hot tub, steam room and lap pool.
Why The ground-floor study is separated from the single-car garage by a glass panel, so you can admire your car while working.
Who Savills, savills.com, tel: +44 20 7581 5234
Castellaras, Alpes-Maritimes, France, €7.85m
Where In a small gated residence in Castellaras, near the village of Mougins on the Côte d’Azur. Nice international airport is 25km.
What A bastide, or country house, with four bedrooms, an outdoor pool and a glass-fronted gym overlooking the garden.
Why The eight-car underground garage has two floors and a car lift. Part of the garage was built before the second world war to house cars for US motor company Packard.
Who Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7861 5034
1307 Sierra Alta Way, Los Angeles, US, $22.9m
Where Just off the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Los Angeles airport is a 35-minute drive.
What A 13,800 sq ft house with five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The basement bar and gym have glass walls offering underwater views of the outdoor pool. There is also a 21ft-long, motorised wine rack.
Why The property has a seven-car garage “gallery”. Steel and glass doors open up from the bar, so you can entertain to the backdrop of your prized motor collection.
Who Savills, savills.com, tel: +1 424 230 3743