Valentine’s Day is nearly here, and though some feel every day is a celebration of love, this weekend presents a particularly special opportunity to be romantic. These five luxury real estate properties each offer at least one room that can help to make you and your significant other feel like you’re falling in love for the first time all over again.
1. Santa Fe Estate
If you like your romantic getaways equal parts private and historical, then this captivating Santa Fe treasure is for you. Behind a security gate lies the former home and studio of the famous painter Willard Nash, "the American Cezanne," and the one-time studio of renowned sculptress Glenna Goodacre, both now converted into a stunning seven bedroom estate. Very few rooms are better suited to a quiet dinner and bottle of wine than the sunlit vaulted ceiling living room, complete with elegant chandeliers, a plush sofa, a roaring fireplace and French doors opening onto the patios and portales.
$2,900,000 | Santa Fe, NM | View Listing
2. Montecito Chateau
Beneath the shade of the palms, a grand gate opens to reveal this magnificent Chateau of Montecito. It is a home that appears to have been born from a dream. From the panoramic ocean views to the Japanese tea house with Koi pond and water springs, it is the kind of magical escape Shakespeare might have imagined. The master bathroom is particularly incredible. Featuring an oversized tub, a sparkling glass chandelier and a cozy fireplace, it is the epitome of romance to relax here beside your significant other with some bubbly (and some bubbles), enjoying the rolling hillside views just outside the window.
$34,500,000 | Montecito, CA | View Listing
3. Knights Valley Ranch
Created in the style of an Austrian countryside villa, this elegant ranch estate cradled in the hills between Healdsburg and Calistoga evokes the kind of exotic European soul that one used to have to travel abroad for. Thankfully, this exceptional home provides a pastoral Mediterranean feel right here in California. For an intimate evening, it doesn't get any better than a glass of wine on one of the home's many patios. Beneath the twinkling stars and the vineyard-style open roof, you can enjoy the warm glow of the brick fireplace, the cool touch of stone beneath your feet, and the soft rustle of wind through the patio's plants; another perfect night in wine country.
$32,000,000 | Calistoga, CA | View Listing
4. Napa Valley Estate
With rich views of vineyards and proximity to downtown St. Helena, this Sonoma estate provides the quintessential Napa Valley lifestyle. It is, in every way, the archetype of amorous luxury. One need only see the master bathroom to know that a loving couple will never find a more perfect room. It features an opulent island of a marble bath tub, a steam shower, a precisely minimalist chandelier, his and her mirrors and a picture perfect view of the western foothills of the Mayacama Mountains.
$7,400,000 | Saint Helena, CA | View Listing
5. Mediterranean-style Houston Residence
If there's one room that should always cater to its owner's passions and tastes, it's the bedroom. In this classic, Mediterranean-style Houston home, you'll find a master suite where seclusion and sumptuous luxury are given full rein. With a vaulted ceiling, an ornate chandelier, a beautifully carved wood mantle and a small fireplace, it's easy to imagine not wanting to leave this one room all weekend. An onyx and marble-clad master bath adjoining the bedroom may prove tempting, however, with its high, curving ceiling, warm lighting and oversized bath.