One of the features that makes us swoon are estates inspired by romantic European countries. How refreshing is it to step foot onto a property that reminds you of foreign books you've read or famed paintings you've seen?
In lieu of a trip halfway across the world to these famed historical destinations, here is a brief tour of a select few of our estates which capture the essence of European countries Spain, France, and regions of Italy, all hidden in their own secluded and private properties and within your reach!
Casa Leoni - Mediterranean Italy
Casa Leoni located in Orange County, CA is its own Italian Mediterranean getaway. Stone statues including two impressive lion figures tower beside Roman pillars and beautiful ceramic tiling throughout create the feeling that you are on vacation on the coast of Western Italy.
Complete with the scents of 40 fruit and citrus trees dancing in the air, views of gardens and refreshing ocean breezes, an event here is like a bella dream come true, and guests will never want to say ciao!
Tuscan Del Mar - Central Italy
Tuscan Del Mar nestled in Carmel Valley, CA on 2 acres of beautiful grounds, reminds us of the peaceful rolling hills of Tuscany. With large open lawn space for star gazing or dining at sunset, the amazing ambience becomes unforgettable once hints of fresh rosemary and lavender touch the nose and the sight of hot air balloons decorate the sky.
At Tuscan Del Mar guests can spend the night in a 1,200 square foot cottage complete with upscale amenities and access the state of the art wine cellar- a real testament to Tuscany!
Fontaine Estate - France
Fontaine Estate in El Dorado Hills, CA abounds with parisian charm. Manicured topiary plants and spritzing fountains provide a touch of whimsy on this expansive mansion home located in Northern California.
Luxurious heated pool, outdoor fireplace and golfing greens bring extra splendor to a property magnificent in and of itself. Combining elements of France's royal Châteaus with modern elements, an event here will experience the best of both worlds.
Cobble Close Farm - France, Belgium
Our newest addition, Cobble Close Farm in Red Bank, New Jersey, holds an extra special place in the hearts of New Jersey, the United States, and both France and Belgium. Crafted by real pieces of buildings extracted from these two countries in the 1920's, Cobble Close has survived the test of time and makes for a beautiful and historic event venue.
Originally being owned by the Straus family, former owners of Macy's department stores, Cobble Close Farm remains virtually untouched save for the telltale signs of years gone past told by the grandfather trees all around the property.
Casa Corinna - Spain
When the image of Santa Barbara, the "American Riviera," comes to mind, and so do images of mission-style buildings, Spanish hacienda homes, and of course vineyards like those surrounding Casa Corinna in Santa Ynez, CA , located 20 minutes away from Santa Barbara.
In this beautiful paradisiacal and very wine-friendly city in Central California rests Casa Corinna, a cottage-like estate with views of surrounding vineyards and gardens from safely inside its stone and terracotta walls. An event here will whisk you and your guests off your feet, all while appreciating California's Spanish history.
Which of our Estates have the most European-Inspired Styles? Let us know what you think in the comments below...