On Sunday, August 20, the world witnessed the parade of the most beautiful and valuable collector cars as they graced the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach, California. The 72nd edition of the renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance showcased an array of automotive marvels, captivating enthusiasts and collectors alike. However, for those who revel not only in the elegance of automobiles but also in the art of luxurious living, Luxury Defined has curated its own concours of deluxe homes, each featuring sleek, high-tech amenities to quench the four-wheel fever.
The Australian Adventure: Trophy Home in Wollongong, New South Wales
An architectural marvel along Australia’s Grand Pacific Drive, this contemporary trophy home is a testament to the automotive lifestyle. Set over four levels, the residence features awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean and offers 12,217 square feet of interior space that opens up to balconies, patios, and covered terraces. The home’s interiors are bathed in natural light, with grand living spaces, a designer kitchen, and an entertainment haven complete with a billiards/games room, bar, and cold room. The lower level houses a gym, spa, sauna, and shower room, as well as a remarkable showroom for 10 vehicles. The outdoor spaces are equally captivating, featuring a curved pool, tennis court, and formal gardens.
South African Splendor: Contemporary Estate in Constantia, Western Cape
Perched upon the vine-clad valleys and foothills of Constantia, this contemporary mansion in South Africa’s Western Cape offers an underground garage with a 12-car showroom, presenting an ideal haven for the discerning car collector. The five-bedroom home is a testament to meticulous design and attention to detail, featuring expansive living spaces, a chef’s kitchen, and a wood-burning fireplace. Amenities cater to every desire, from a cinema and fitness studio to an infinity pool and tennis/basketball court. A subterranean garage with 12 parking bays, cocktail bar, and lavish entertaining space adds an extra layer of luxury.
A Taste of French Grandeur: Country Manor in La Bugue, Aquitaine, France
Nestled within the serene embrace of the Dordogne countryside, this 17th-century manor house sits on a sprawling 60-acre estate. This exquisite property boasts a plethora of lifestyle features, including a car collector’s garage, an aircraft hangar, a swimming pool with a retractable cover for year-round use, and an equestrian complex complete with stables, a barn, and fenced paddocks. The interiors exude a blend of historical charm and contemporary elegance, with grand living spaces and original log-burning fireplaces. French doors lead to an elegant veranda with a barbecue, offering a seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor living. The estate’s pastures, vegetable gardens, and private woodland surrounding a heart-shaped lake add to its idyllic charm.
Gulf-Front Majesty: Estate in Spring Hill, Florida
Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida, this waterfront estate caters to the aspirations of car collectors on an epic scale. The lower level of the main house, spanning an impressive 8,950 square feet, is dedicated solely to a 40-car garage, complete with enough clearance for oversized vehicles, RVs, and even a Robinson helicopter. This 23-acre coastal haven offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and features a 30,000-square-foot paved motor court with a helipad. With 1,100 feet of waterfront access, a dock, boat ramp, and boathouse, the estate is a haven for maritime enthusiasts as well.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance celebrates the finest in automotive artistry, and in a similar spirit, these exquisite luxury homes redefine opulent living by catering to the desires of the most discerning car collectors. From France to Australia, Florida to South Africa, these properties stand as paradigms of luxury, offering more than just a home—they offer a lifestyle. Just as the collector cars at Pebble Beach dazzled enthusiasts, these homes present a unique opportunity to embrace one’s passion for automobiles while living in unparalleled comfort and style.
Ready to turn your dream of luxury living into a reality? Reach out to us today and explore these exquisite properties or discover more from our global collection. Your opulent lifestyle begins now.
Courtesy of Lucy Carsen @ Luxury Defined. Listings provided by Kirsten Pollard, Grant Trompeter, James Hall, & Scott Ferguson.