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Château Soligny, Californie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, €55m
Where In Le Californie, an area of hills above the centre of Cannes on the French Riviera, about 10km from Cannes-Mandelieu airport and 25km from Nice airport.
What Dating from the 19th century, Château Soligny has views of the Cap d’Antibes, the Lérins islands and the bay of Cannes. Set in 8,500 sq metres of manicured parkland, this 10-bedroom, 1,200 sq metre mansion features a huge reception room, cinema, staff annexes, gym, hammam and pool.
Why Hidden away in the basement, the wine cellar is stylish and sophisticated, and comes with a tasting area.
Who John Taylor, john-taylor.com, +33 4 97 06 65 65
Seapoint, Mishaum Point, Dartmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US, $25m
Where Cape Cod, at the tip of Mishaum Point, above Buzzards Bay, 63 miles from Boston Logan international airport, which is an hour and 15 minutes by road.
What Built in 2007, the Seapoint estate was designed by Robert AM Stern Architects. The house – said to epitomise Stern’s “modern traditionalist” approach – stands on the tip of a peninsula. It has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a bar shaped like the bow of a ship, a seafront infinity pool, a guest house and 21,848 sq ft of living space. It also includes 10 acres of land, with 1,500ft of water frontage and a deepwater dock.
Why The wine cellar is split into four sections, with a total capacity of 400 bottles. It has multiple refrigerators, a dishwasher, sink and tasting table. The room has Venetian glass windows with sea views and a computer scanner for logging bottles in and out.
Brickfields, Radlett, Hertfordshire, UK, £5m
Where In a rural location north of London, a mile from Radlett station where fast trains to St Pancras take 30 minutes. Luton airport is 17.5 miles away (a 20-minute drive), and Heathrow airport is 24.5 miles.
What Developed by the architecture firm Living in Space, Brickfields is a “zero carbon” home. It has solar panels and ground-source heat pumps, while rain water is collected from the roof. The property features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, an indoor pool, a gym, bar, sauna, cinema, and a roof terrace with a hot tub. Inspired by the site’s former life as a brickmakers, the exterior is a mixture of glass and tessellated brickwork.
Why A contemporary wine cellar is located in the basement where backlit bottles are displayed behind a glass wall.
Who Statons Estate Agents, statons.com, tel: +44 1923 604321
Can Marquès, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain, €18.9m
Where Palma de Mallorca, on the south coast of Majorca in the Balearic Islands. The airport is 10km away – a 10-minute drive.
What Located in the Santa Creu district, the original 17th-century palace was rebuilt in the 18th century on a huge scale. The 3,000 sq metre interior incorporates a Majorcan patio with an elegant staircase. Meticulously renovated in recent years, the palace has 10 bedrooms and eight bathrooms. There are also several independent apartments and three terraces, with views of the Mediterranean.
Why The large, vaulted, stone cellar can accommodate several thousand wine bottles.
Who Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com, tel: +34 971 721 000
The Halcyon, Winnington Road, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, UK, £32m
Where In a private gated enclave off Winnington Road, opposite Hampstead golf course and north of Hampstead Heath. The property is about an hour’s drive from Heathrow airport.
What A contemporary family home with a large garden. The house includes seven en-suite bedrooms, art deco furniture, an indoor pool and a surround-sound cinema. It also has staff quarters and a custom-designed kitchen.
Why The Halcyon features a “wine lounge”, offering chilled storage for up to 1,000 bottles (25 cases) and non-chilled for 270 bottles. As well as cabinets and wine racks, this bespoke wine room also has a marble-topped serving counter.
Who Glentree Estates, glentree.co.uk, tel: +44 20 8458 7311
Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa, R22.5m ($2.04m)
Where In Constantia, a suburb of Cape Town famed for its wine. The property is 15km south of the city centre and 27km from Cape Town international airport.
What A renovated suburban family home with a contemporary feel, six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a covered patio, overlooking landscaped gardens and a pool.
Why From the reception rooms, a spiral staircase leads down to a cosy, “earthy”, drink-in cellar with oak barrels and slate tiles. The cellar is capable of storing up to 1,000 bottles.
Who Pam Golding via Savills, pamgolding.co.za, tel: +27 21 673 4200
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