With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ve collected some of our most romantic homes from around the world. From whimsical love stories to wedding cake forms, these unique homes are surely to set your heart on fire.
$4,290,000 USD | Carefree, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
Nestled on Black Mountain, this spectacular landmark home is known as The Wedding Cake House for its layered arched porticos on three different levels which resemble to many the icing layers on a wedding cake. Elements of the design were inspired by the legendary Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. There also is a rock above it that is called the Bride and Groom rock because it resembles a couple kissing.
Lloyd Harbor, New York
$3,495,000 USD | Lloyd Harbor, New York | Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
Pulpit Rock is a one of a kind French Provincial-style home with traditional details inside and out. The owner named the house after the place where he proposed to his wife, which was also the location of their first date.
$2,150,00 USD | Riceville, Tennessee | Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty
Reminiscent of the English countryside, Holly Hill is a classic manor estate along the rolling foothills of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains with lavishly landscaped grounds of formal and informal gardens. Built in the early 1950′s for the late British paper magnate, Sir Eric Bowater and his wife, Lady Margaret. The estate was designed by New Orleans architects—it is said to be a Colonial mansion on one side and a Southern Mississippi plantation on the other.
$7,950,000 USD | Belvedere, California | Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty
Known as The Pink House, this iconic home is Belvedere’s most authentic example of the Mission Revival style. Built in 1912 by J. M. Howells at the height of the style’s popularity, the home showcase curved parapet at the gable ends, quatrefoil windows and tile roof.
$9,800,000 USD | Anacortes, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty
Situated on more than 87 woodland acres, this rustic log-style retreat has a wedding chapel and reception hall on the property which has been the location for numerous weddings including the owners son.
$800,000 USD | Hopedale, Massachusetts| Mathieu Newton Sotheby’s International Realty
Though not in the South, this circa 1897 post Civil War era home echoes the romanticism of Gone With The Wind period. The home was lovingly converted from Italianate to the Queen Anne Victorian style in the early 1900′s by the inventor and entrepreneur William Lapworth for his wife, who adored Victorian architecture.
Cote d’Azur, France
13.000.000 € EUR | Cote d’Azur , France | Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty
What is more romantic than an old mansion surrounded by its French gardens, ornamental lakes, fountains and a Mediterranean patio covered with green ivy? Designed by architect André Svetchine, this sublime mansion is a very rare estate with beautiful high ceilings and spacious living spaces that opening onto two terraces.
Con Dao, Vietnam
$1,700,000 USD | Con Dao, Vietnam| Vietnam Sotheby’s International Realty
Six Senses Con Dao is located off the southeast coast of Vietnam in a dramatic archipelago of 14 islets. Each villa is equipped with a private infinity pool and boast amazing vistas which allows couples to forget about the crowd and enjoy their own time in their own pavilion. The villas are filled with dim lights and soft music played from the equipped iPod docking station. For the utmost romantic ambiance, have a moonlit dinner on the private beach.
Los Angeles, California
$4,223,232 USD | Los Angeles, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage
Legend has it that this Hollywood home was built for the silent film era’s “Most Beautiful Girls in the World,” Barbara La Marr. Hidden above the Los Angeles strip, this estate has a prohibition-styled pub and theatre room perfect for a nip-on-the-sly.
1.680.000 € EUR | Venice, Italy | Venice Sotheby’s International Realty
Palazzo Molin del Cuoridoro is located in San Marco, lying in the heart of the historic city of Venice. Just steps from the Piazza San Marco, “the most beautiful drawing room in the world,” this 15th century Venetian Palazzo was the residence of Mozart in the 18th century. Today the building been converted into prestigious a residential complex of 18 apartments.