The Most Exclusive Coastal Homes of 2018

This year’s list of our Top 20 most exclusive coastal homes on the American market features more pools, docks, multi-car garages, guest houses, gate houses, and private beaches than ever before.

Malibu Mansion

La Villa Contenta’s main level features Elegant stairs lead to the 2-story hand-carved limestone entry, which opens into a foyer whose floor is hand-laid pietra-dura mosaic made from antique, reclaimed marbles. On the wall hangs a museum-quality carved mirror by Thomas Chipendale, which reflects a 2,500-year-old lion’s head sculpture, found at the base of Mount Vesuvius. Straight ahead is a double living-room, paneled in pale maple, and furnished impeccably with rare yet comfortable antiques and contemporary pieces. Off the living rooms is a long, private covered loggia over-looking an emerald lawn with the Pacific below an outdoor living room which evokes the feeling of a villa in Capri, Italy.

La Villa Contenta’s main level also includes a dining room, library, family room/kitchen, and 2 powder bathrooms. The dining room comfortably seats 24 for dinner. The ceiling is intricately hand-carved from French limestone, and the room is appointed with George III furniture, and completed by a working fireplace. The room is made especially romantic as it is illuminated only by candle-light from its twin 18th-century chandeliers of amethyst and rock crystal.

10 bedrooms, 14 bedrooms, Price 54,000,000,

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