I love Bungalux's concept because instead of sifting through thousands of ordinary listings, you go straight to the ones with a little "je ne sais quoi". Of course, this also means (but is not exclusive to) dream homes. Which is why Alex is sharing her favorite dream homes with you today. Take it away Alex!
I was introduced to Gabrielle’s wonderful site months ago and asked her to do a guest editor article on dream homes for our site Bungalux. Gabrielle’s piece was one of our most well read ever, and we kept in contact ever since.
I was thrilled when Gabrielle suggested I write a guest post on Savvy Home about dream real estate. We’re quick to get home decorating advice from magazines, but let’s broaden our horizons: At any one time there are so many great houses on the market for sale. Even if we’ll never own them, it’s great to get design tips from homes styled by some of the most talented architects, designers, and tastemakers in the world.
Below are five mouth-watering homes on the market which have definitely made my inspiration board. And, of course, check out Bungalux for hundreds more.
In honor of Gabrielle, I was determined to find a house in Montreal to feature. To be sure, the most difficult task ended up choosing between all the fabulous houses, as Montreal has some of the most beautiful architecture around.
This has been one of my favorite houses since it went on the market. It’s designed by architect Rafael Vinoly and has one of the only indoor tennis courts I’ve seen at a personal residence. And the décor is really magazine-worthy.
Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better. I love this little Manhattan pied-a-terre. Take a look at how they use art as a real focal point.
Okay, we try not to be, but we’re all suckers for celebrity real estate. Hilary Swank’s house in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles just went on the market. With AD 100 architect Marc Appleton’s touches and all that Peter Dunham fabric throughout, I think it’s pretty special.
Whenever I get dreamy I look at this house in Lake Como and imagine reading on the spectacular veranda. And the living room is one of the most romantic I’ve seen. Wow.
Thank you for all this wonderful inspiration Alex, now we'll all want tennis courts and houses in Lake Como!
Which one would you choose if you had to pick?