Multi-Million Homes Shortlisted For Modern Masterpieces Award
A luxurious manor overlooking Windsor Castle and a penthouse in the sky are among the multimillion pound properties shortlisted as 'Modern Masterpieces' in an international awards scheme.
These nine plush pads are battling it out to be crowned supreme in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt competition.
They were shortlisted in the Modern Masterpieces category, with voting open to the public until July 17.
Anyone casting a vote will be entered into a £7,500 prize sweepstake.
The competition is a joint venture between Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International.
Of the finalists the most expensive property is a £30million manor in Maidenhead which boasts its own polo grounds and views of Windsor castle.
Listed among the other finalists is a serene hideaway in the Hamptons in New York, a penthouse in the Johannesburg skyline, a Caribbean Island retreat.
Stephanie Anton, President of Luxury Portfolio International, said: 'Modern architecture is really having its moment with today's affluent home buyer.
'Marked by distinct characteristics such as clean lines, bold cantilevers, large windows and minimalist style, we continue to see incredible demand for Modern around the world.
'As the selection of homes in this category reflect, this style is equally at home in a beautiful countryside or a city setting.'
With views of Windsor Castle, Halford Manor in Holyport, Maidenhead, UK, has a 'definitive regal feel'.
The plush property has a nine-screen viewing wall, huge dining room and its own art gallery, and also a 40-acre polo arena, canter track and a games pitch.
Furnished in bespoke furniture and artworks, the six-bedroom home is operated by a savvy integrated tablet screen and even has its own helicopter landing pads.
Meanwhile, perched 500-metre above ground, luxurious three-storey home 155 Ch. Du Fief in Quebec, Canada, offers incredible panoramic views over the St. Lawrence River.
The ivory three-bedroom property, perfectly blends into its snowy surroundings during winter and boasts woodland scenes during the summer - it is up for sale at just under million pounds ($1.57 million CAD)
Elsewhere, described as bridging the between 'man and nature', 1 Vanguard Way in Dallas, Texas, USA, combines peaceful Koi ponds and a Japanese garden with a luxury heated pool, wine cellar and climatized art storage.
The tri-level three-bedroom home up for £2.6m ($3.5m USD) is just off the White Rock Creek and trail, in the midst of the forest with picturesque views.
Another of the shortlisted properties is the Villa Artepea in Lurin, Saint Barthelemy, the Caribbean islands.
Up for sale at £8.41m (9.8 million EURO) the four-bedroom home has a pretty, panoramic view of the nearby St Jean bay in this island retreat that also has a landing strip, walking trails and equestrian facilities.
Also in the US is Flapjack Farm in Boulder, Colorado, USA, which is described as exuding 'mid-century elegance'.
With six bedrooms the home offers views of pastoral farmlands on onside and open range visages onto stone cliffs, as well as a luxury pool and spa - up for sale at £7.8m ($10 million USD).
Another US property is Richmond Home in San Francisco, California, USA, offers a spacious and open design.
Originally built in the 1920s, it's now up for sale at £2.4m ($3.1 million USD), with the six-bedroom property a perfectly fit for a family looking to settle in this popular location.
Meanwhile a haven in the Hamptons, New York, USA, also showcases expansive glass walls that provide unobstructed views of the nearby waterfront and pool.
Decked in neutral décor and contemporary furniture, the four-bedroom home is described to emit a 'serene yet modern atmosphere.'
Representing South Africa is a 'modern castle in the sky' rooftop penthouse in Johannesburg.
Aside from its infinity pool, hot tub and spacious outdoor lounge, the property has a stylish art-deco themed screening room with vintage posters that exude Hollywood Glamour.
Also shortlisted is a sophisticated Hollywood home nestled in the hills that overlooks the skyline as the sun sets.
The property has been kitted out with modern amenities, a bar and wine room, alongside sculptures.
Source: Daily Mail