Sometimes it takes a very rare feature to make a property particularly unique and desirable. Certain properties will have uncanny master bedrooms, while others will possess a highly modern kitchen. An enigmatic, inspiring and elegant mural, though, will be sure to make a given home stick out in the minds of residents and visitors.
If you love the point where fine art and luxury real estate meet, take a look at these five properties that feature absolutely awe-inspiring murals:
1 of 5 | Villa La Sosta Mural Masterpiece
This palatial residence was custom-built in 1998 and presents a secluded compound that combines Old World architecture with modern, 21st century amenities and artistry. At more than 7,600 square feet, the main living residence will have a room for everyone in the family to enjoy, while the outside includes formal gardens, reflection ponds and other natural beauty. The Villa La Sosta also features a grand room that will make you feel as though you are in the Sistine Chapel, with incredible oil paintings lining the walls and ceiling. Complemented by the historic-feeling tile floor, the murals make this a one-of-a-kind property.
$18,800,000 | Ross, CA 94957 | View Listing
2 of 5 | Shelter Island Landmark Estate
It might be hard to take your eyes off of the panoramic views of the ocean in this home, but when you do, you will be surrounded by exquisite design, architecture and beauty. When you are in the dining room, the walls are lined with hand-drawn etchings that elevate the sophistication of the room thanks to the artwork's unique texture and colorful flow. In addition to being able to wow visitors with the experience of eating in an environment surrounded by one-of-a-kind artwork, this home also features a windmill guest house for those friends and family members who spend the night.
$21,500,000 | 777 Lommel Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515 | View Listing
3 of 5 | Palm Beach Jewel
This singular property combines the finest elements of historic and modern aesthetics to create an uncanny and incredibly unique estate. You would probably not be able to find another home that truly evokes the Venetian style of villa life in all of Palm Beach, or maybe not even outside of Venice itself. In the main living room, floor-to-ceiling windows cast natural light on the brilliant, massive mural, which features a crane in the foreground and a soft color palette portrait of a sand bar with palm trees. Suffice it to say that any visitor you might have over will be overwhelmed by the grace and serenity of the mural and the great room in which it resides.
$16,300,000 | 210 El Vedado Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480 | View Listing
4 of 5 | Historical Hamptons Estate
The brilliant mural in this piece of luxury real estate is located inside the master dining room, and creates a serene, Hamptons-inspired color pattern of earthy greens and mellow yellows, all accentuated by hardwood floors and an elegant fireplace. The imagery of the mural, which spans the entirety of the room's walls, is also in the spirit of Africa and the tropics, as it contains imagery of large cats and palm trees. This brilliant estate also boasts 12,000 square feet of living space inside, and 4.6 acres of some of the most coveted land in all of Southampton.
$29,500,000 | Southampton, NY 11968 | View Listing
5 of 5 | Magnificent Rancho San Carlos
A massive, 30-room, nearly 30,000-square-foot home, Rancho San Carlos is a sprawling Monterey Colonial manor that was designed by Reginald Johnson around 1931. With hints of modern design and plenty of classic aesthetics throughout the home, you could get lost in this home and never want to be found. If you prefer to spend more time outside, you will have 237 acres to spread out on. The beautiful murals in this estate are located in one of the massive hallways, taking a geographic approach to its imagery with maps and an old-school compass on each of the three immaculate paintings