5 Villas with One-of-a-Kind Design

Add some eye-catching distinction to your villa stay with these architectural masterpieces.

Some villas are more than just luxury homes - they're works of art, thanks to unique style and extraordinary architecture. From the traditional design of houses in Mexico and Italy, to modern accents and angles, check out five designer villas that prove looks are everything:

Machiavelli: Tuscany, Italy 


Terrace with vineyard views and original paintings at Machiavelli

The classic design within the Machiavelli estate dates back to Tuscany in the 15th century, from the opulent living spaces to the stone walls and wine cellar to the formal dining room that leads out onto a magnificent covered terrace designed to optimize the vineyard views. Particularly impressive are the restored original Italian paintings on the walls. 

Batu: Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands


Custom pathways at Batu

Rancho 9: Punta Mita, Mexico This villa really rocks! Sorry – we couldn’t help it. But it’s true. And not just because the coastal location overlooking the Caribbean, but because of the beautiful custom stone pathways and stairs carved throughout the Batu property, linking the bedroom pavilions and surrounding the pool. 

Rancho 9

Open, airy palapa style at Rancho 9

When in Mexico, live, relax and party like the locals do – on a gorgeous pool terrace under a thatched-roof palapa at Rancho 9. This entire home boasts this traditional local style, and it’s designed by renowned architect Aldaco, famous for his creation of open spaces. 

Nona at Reunion Resort: Orlando, Florida

Nona at Reunion Resort

Game room at Nona at Reunion Resort

We weren’t sure where to start with this – the entire design of Nona at Reunion Resort is so incredible. So here are a few highlights: a private spa with multi-level hot tub, a grand entryway with glass-lined staircases, an ultramodern terrace with uniquely shaped pool, and (drumroll …) a retro style game room with neon-lit bowling alley! 

Ski Dream Home: Deer Valley, Utah 

Ski Dream Home

Grand exterior and pool at Ski Dream Home 

With a name like Ski Dream Home, this place was not built to fit in with the other ski chalets. The private cinema is designed like a Broadway stage, the wrap-around decks are heated, and the pool (heated as well) boasts a dreamy grotto with waterfall. 

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