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Finding Your Oasis
From idyllic seafront homes to marina-focused luxury abodes, these showstopping vacation homes is sure to sate the most discerning homeowner.
Sophie Kalkreuth


Kauai’s vine-choked forests, plunging waterfalls and broad sand beaches have served as the backdrops for films like Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean and the island has also long been a favored playground of celebrities and executives on their second or third homes. Set in Kukui’ula, a former sugar plantation that has been transformed into a lavish private golf club, this four-bedroom 4,238 sq ft villa was designed by Seattle’s Olson Kundig Architects and features elevated garden pathways, outdoor showers and a sliding glass door in every room that opens to verdant views of the mango and papaya orchard and the sea in the distance. Price: USD 6.95 million https://kukuiula.com


The perfect estate for oenophiles who are also seeking a taste of farm to fork living. This restored 17th-century Tuscan farmhouse, located near Siena, was recently refurbished by New York-based Champalimaud Studio and features four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, dual living rooms with fireplaces, a wine cellar and a separate annex with gym, yoga studio and a heated infinity pool that overlooks the Tuscan hillside. Owners will also enjoy the property’s organic olive grove with over 200 mature olive and fruit trees and an irrigated vegetable garden. Management comes courtesy of Timbers Resorts who purchased and restored the collection of farmhouses in 2015. Price: USD 10.6 million www.casalidicasole.com


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