5 Fantastic Estates With the Most Breathtaking Views in the World

You can see forever into the New Year from these most remarkable view estates selected by Christie's International.

Photo courtesy of Christie's International Real Estate This full-floor, Fifth Avenue residence in one of New York’s most storied and elegant buildings has windows and terraces directly overlooking Central Park, as well as the heart of midtown Manhattan.    

A ski chalet in St. Moritz? An exclusive residence overlooking Central Park? How about an estate with a view of Rio De Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue? If you could have any property in the world, which views would you choose?

Christie’s International Real Estate has selected five of their favorite and most prestigious properties with a view, to give us all something bright to dream about in the cold, dark months of winter. Their multi-million dollar price tags may be out of our reach, but the fantasies are priceless.

Luxury Chalet in St. Moritz, Switzerland

Photo courtesy Christie's International Real Estate This Alpine chalet located in the heart of St. Moritz sits on property that encompasses nearly an acre of private grounds with a stately main home featuring 10 bedrooms and 10 baths, spread over seven floors. 

If Old World European luxury is your style, you’ll be enamored of this Alpine chalet located in the heart of the globally renowned Swiss ski town of St. Moritz.  The property encompasses nearly an acre of private grounds and includes a stately main home with 10 bedrooms and 10 baths, spread over seven floors, all accessible by staircase or elevator. 

Additionally, there’s a a gym, sauna, hammam, massage room and indoor swimming pool, plus a detached staff house, all reflecting the local Alpine style with heavy wood doors and paneling, timber and stone floors and unique fireplaces. Asking price: Upon request.

Entire 18th Floor of Manhattan’s Sherry Netherland

Photo courtesy Christie's International Real Estate The master bedroom suite and private terrace look north to Central Park and the Upper East Side.   

This full-floor, Fifth Avenue residence in one of New York’s most storied and elegant buildings, has windows and terraces directly overlooking Central Park, as well as the heart of midtown Manhattan.

The entire home is luxuriously designed, and has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a library, among countless other features. The master bedroom suite and private terrace look north to Central Park and the Upper East Side .
It retains the majesty and elegance of the 1920s, when it was built. 
Asking price: $95 million.

Contemporary Estate Overlooking Rio de Janeiro

Photo courtesy Christie's International Real Estate The infinity pool and spa of this 46,209-acre estate overlooks Brazil's Rio de Janeiro and its famous landmarks.

Set on 46,209 acres, this nearly 40,000-square-foot contemporary residence is encircled by a nature preserve in Jardim Botanico, one of the most idyllic districts of Rio de Janeiro. There’s a stunning view of the city’s Christ the Redeemer statue from several vantage points.

There are six en-suite bedrooms within the estate, with the master featuring almost 2,200 square feet of space. Outdoors, there’s a spa, lounge with a deck and an infinity pool.  Note that there’s also a security system of integrated cameras and a bullet-proof lookout and door, because you can never be too careful. Asking price: Upon request.

Provence in Montecito

Photo courtesy Christie's International Real Estate You might become confused about whether you’re in France or California when you look out the windows of this 12,896-square-foot slate-roofed manor.

You might become confused about whether you’re in France or California when you look out the windows of this 12,896-square-foot slate-roofed manor that has views not only of the nearby ocean, but also of olive trees, orchards, rose and vegetable gardens, vast lawns, a lake and the Santa Ynez mountain range.

The house itself has eight bedrooms, a sweeping iron staircase, vaulted ceilings, stone arches and a media room. In addition, there's a greenhouse, media room, guesthouse, pool, cabana, tennis courts and multiple garages. Asking price: $27 million.

Sun Valley Ski Chalet

Photo courtesy Christie's International Real Estate This skiers’ retreat on the Sun Valley slopes encompasses 214 acres and overlooks Bald Mountain and beyond.

This skiers’ retreat on the Sun Valley slopes above the exclusive neighborhood of Gimlet encompasses 214 acres and overlooks Bald Mountain and beyond.

The main lodge measures 10,072 square feet and has expansive patios where you can enjoy spectacular views year-round. There’s also a two-bedroom detached guesthouse, separate caretaker's quarters, and a heated driveway on the property. Asking price: $12.5 million.


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