If, like us, you love nothing more than browsing the luxury property market, you’ll be excited to know that a list of the top 10 most expensive lakeside homes in the world has just been released - and we got our hands on it.
The new ranking of the top lakeside properties worldwide was just published by Engel & Völkers, and features a host of jaw-dropping properties that take ‘house goals’ to a whole new level.
With an asking price of 34.5 million euros, the epic Willow Beach estate on Lake Austin, in Texas, comes first in the ranking.
'The demand for homes in recreational locations such as lake districts is increasing, especially in the luxury segment,” says CEO of Engel & Völkers AG Sven Odia. 'The ongoing coronavirus crisis has been a contributing factor here, reflected in discussions with prospective buyers, as well as the classic wish to own a property surrounded by nature, considerations such as security, comfort and luxury amenities are becoming more and more important.
'Consequently, prices are rising around the world for properties in regions considered natural idylls that can serve as a safe haven.
'Over the coming years, we expect prices on the luxury property market to continue to rise. Prominent locations at one with nature and with outstanding exclusive facilities are being positively received by buyers.'
See the 10 most expensive lakeside homes in the world:
1. WILLOW BEACH, LAKE AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA
The Willow Beach estate on Lake Austin in Texas presides over seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. There is a main house and guesthouse, connected by a bridge. The expansive property is like a peninsula in shape, with plenty of opportunities for private retreat and an abundance of luxury comforts. The award-winning design, finished in natural materials such as Brazilian Ipê wood and hand-picked Italian limestone, make this residence a contemporary masterpiece. Price: 34.5 million euros.
2. CHATEAU DU HAUT VERDON, LAC DE SAINTE-CROIX, VAR, FRANCE
This luxury residence in the French region of the Var is a class of its own: The Château du Haut Verdon was built in 1021 and affords unique views over Lake Sainte-Croix. Price: 15.5 million euros.
3. PEARL OF COLLINA D'ORO, MONAGNOLA, TICINO, SWITZERLAND
The Pearl of Collina d’Oro is a magnificent villa set in green surroundings in the village of Montagnola in Ticino. In addition to six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and several large terraces, this modern residence also boasts its own private spa area complete with a sauna and infinity pool.
The living interiors span 440 square metres overall, many of which afford unique views over Lake Lugano. Other special highlights of this exceptional villa include the premium interior finishes, the broad window frontages opening up the panorama, and state-of-the-art amenities. Price: 12.0 million euros
4. ASPEN SPRINGS DRIVE, PARK CITY, UTAH, USA
The extensive Aspen Springs Drive estate in Park City, USA, boasting its own private lake and ultra-contemporary interiors comes in fourth place.
The views are majestic, and there's numerous ways to enjoy them: choose from the private beach or the stunning terrace with fire pits to keep you cosy.Price: 11.0 million euros.
5. ST ANTON WAY, BLACKCOMB, WHISTLER, CANADA
In fifth place is St.Antony Way in Whistler Blackcomb. This sprawling stone mansion has its own jetty, where you can soak up the views in rusic Adirondack chairs. Price: 10.9 million euros.
6. VILLA MONTAGNOLA, MONTAGNOLA, TICINO, SWITZERLAND
The lake district of Ticino also features in sixth place in the ranking: A villa in the Swiss village of Montagnola. Boasting wrap-around glass facade, there's soul-stirring views from every room. Price: 9.3 million euros.
7. VILLA ARGEGNO, LAKE COMO, CERNOBBIO, ITALY
Another prestigious property can be acquired on Lake Como for 8.5 million euros. Villa Argegno in Cernobbio boasts an exclusive panoramic view of the lake, as well as ample privacy. Price: 8.5 million euros.
8. VILLA IL LEONCINI, LAKE MAGGIORE, VERBANIA, ITALY
Located in the Italian town of Verbania on Lake Maggiore, Villa il Leoncino is a romantic foliage-clad villa that looks like it's jumped straight out of a fairytale.
The villa is approached by a winding driveway and boasts the most beautiful pool and terrace for the ultimate sundowner hotspot.Price: 8.0 million euros.
9. CHEMIN DEMARAIS, BORD DU LAC TREMBLANT, QUEBEC, CANADA
Next on the list, in ninth place, an idyllic residence on the banks of Lake Tremblant in Quebec, Canada. Price: 6.9 million euros.
10. VILLA AM WORTHESEE, LAKE WORTH, CARINTHIA, AUSTRIA
Finally, in 10th place, is a majestic property on Lake Wörth in Austria with modern interiors and an envy-inducing terrace. Price: 4.7 million euros.