No matter where you go, you can’t miss it. Stores are starting to fill with bright red heart-shaped boxes of candy and greeting card shelves are bursting with Valentine cards. Gals are starting to get dreamy in anticipation over the prospect of receiving great outpourings of love from their boyfriends and boyfriends are already worrying about how to celebrate Valentines Day in a way that will keep her happy while not breaking the bank. Wives are expecting and husbands are forgetting, while shopkeepers are anticipating a profit boost to their new fiscal year. Just when school teachers were about to run out of activities during the mid-winter doldrums, Valentine’s Day ushers itself in with bright colored paper, paper lace doilies, scissors, ribbons and glue and children are once again excited by their new creations. It’s Valentine’s Day again, and everyone’s thoughts are turning to romance.
TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has searched for, and found, the world’s most beautiful homes—romantic enough to generate feelings of love every day of the year, long after Valentine’s Day itself is nothing more than a hazy memory. This year’s Top Ten Most Romantic Homes are geared to grab at your heartstrings as they did with ours. For instance, how would you like to live in an Italianate villa perched on a hilltop overlooking your very own vineyard and olive grove with a view of Napa Valley below?
Or instead of just spending the weekend in a romantic inn, why not own it yourself and enjoy those special weekends every day of the year! For the more adventurous, take flight with us to the South of France and experience the breathtaking beauty of Coco Chanel’s estate overlooking the Mediterranean where herbes de Provence grow wild for the picking in the hills above. We’ve even found a magical French farmhouse replica in California surrounded by a wildlife preserve that transports your senses to the French countryside.
Come let us show you some of the most romantic properties for sale today. If you find you can’t enclose the key to one of them in your Valentine card, at least a little Chanel No. 5, some serious chocolate and a tour of these fabulous properties will put you both in the mood for romance!
1. Coco Chanel Estate
If she’s only expecting Chanel No. 5 for Valentine’s Day this year, why not give her the thrill of her life by honoring her with Coco Chanel’s romantic estate, Villa La Pausa, in the South of France!
2. Katharine Hepburn Home
Exuding a passion for life like few others, Katharine Hepburn created a special presence wherever she went. When she opened her mouth to speak, we hung on in anticipation. Charming, genteel and with barely contained enthusiasm, Katharine Hepburn was one of those remarkable women with a style unlike any other.
3. Elegant Provencal Farmhouse
From the barrel-tiled roof, to the vined walls to the handmade terracotta floor tiles, you’ll think you’ve been transported to another continent where life is gentle and the only sound you may hear is a duck splashing happily among the reeds in the pond.
4. Cedar Grove
There are many historical love stories emanating from the South, but we’re particularly enchanted by that of John Alexander Klein and Elizabeth Bartley Day. Though today our social mores would likely frown upon the match, the Victorians saw love differently.
5. Romantic Maison de Pierre
Jack London already knew the romantic mystery of the Sonoma Valley when he penned Valley of the Moon as long ago as 1913. So maybe it’s not surprising that Maison de Pierre holds the key to one of the most inspiring modern-day love stories we may ever hope to hear.
6. Fabulous Aspen Estate
Built on a babbling creek to resemble a mountain village, Jigsaw Ranch is the answer for those with romantic inclinations that come alive in front of a roaring fire on a snowy night.
7. Amazing San Francisco & Golden Gate Bridge Views!
Thoughts turn to romance while enjoying your after-dinner brandy and coffee on the terrace, looking across the water to the lights of the Golden Gate Bridge while listening to the fog horns announcing an incoming wall of haze.
8. Story New York Townhouse
Ask Carrie and Samantha if there’s any sexier place to be than New York City. They’ve taken us to some pretty hot night spots, to art galleries, to the Park and to parties in some of the most glamorous residences in town.
9. ‘Stranded’ on Your Own Private Island
Arthur Vining Davis, chairman of Alcoa and owner of Arvida Corporation among others, was a man who always sought privacy. He disliked the never-ending media onslaught that followed his numerous confrontations with the government over anti-trust issues, as well as being singled out as being one of the wealthiest men in the world and the associated curiosity that brought to bear.
10. Tammy Wynette-George Jones Estate
For as long as she could remember, Tammy Wynette had dreamed of one day living in a southern mansion very much like Tara in Gone with the Wind.
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