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Superbly Renovated Dordogne House For Sale

Tweet This splendid traditional Dordogne home, with swimming pool, on approximately 55 acres of land and woodlands, offers complete privacy and a very peaceful environment. Charmingly renovated, the home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sitting room, study and fully equipped modern kitchen with a conservatory opening onto woodlands. The closest village with shops and [...]

Dordogne Riverside Property, Bergerac, France

Tweet This outstanding Dordogne estate, with five apartments, pool and beautiful parkland, is located in the Bergerac area of southwest France. 17 bedrooms, 10 baths in all, the property sits on roughly 6 acres of parkland on the Dordogne River. A Maison de Maitre, and a separate caretaker’s house.  An old wine store has been [...]

French Real Estate, Historic Castle, Limousin, France

Tweet This magnificent and historic Chateau, dating from the 12th century, is the epitome of glorious French real estate. The castle has been restored to very high standards.  The Chateau is full of history.  It is rumored that Richard the LionHeart passed away here after receiving a fatal injury from an arrow during a battle. [...]

Loire 17th Century Chateau, south of Brittany

Tweet This beautifully restored 15th-17th century Chateau in the Pays de la Loire, just south of Brittany, comes with a five-bedroom Chambre d’Hote, a 3- bedroom gite, private accomodation, and several outbuildings. If you are seeking a business, then the opportunities here are tremendous.  The chateau has facilities to accommodate weddings, with a huge dining [...]

Luxury Ocean View Home in Costa Rica

Tweet Costa Rica is a paradise in many ways, and this lovely luxury estate home is set in an exclusive and extremely safe beach community with stunning Pacific Ocean views. Located only 60 minutes from San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, the home is located next to a spectacular beach resort, with marina and [...]

Lake Trasimeno Luxury Villas & Real Estate

Tweet Overlooking beautiful Lake Trasimeno, straddling the border of Umbria and Tuscany in the heart of Italy is this beautifully restored stone house. Cortona, the ancient Etruscan city and site of the best-selling book, “Under the Tuscan Sun”, is only about 30 minutes away by car, as is Perugia, the capital city of Umbria.  Passignano [...]

The Matchmakers – A Love Affair

Tweet The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Canada, France, Mexico and Italy, has now taken their love affair with beautiful residential properties to an international audience on YouTube. Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, the principals of The Matchmakers, and happily married for forty years, are [...]

Lafayette Ca Real Estate

Tweet Lovely luxury homes abound in Lafayette, a town of about 25,000 east of Oakland, just across the Berkeley Hills. This is an upscale community, with a lovely downtown, and a wonderful selection of shops and restaurants, like La Boulange, Postino, The French Bakery Cafe and Tea House, and Chow. Homes under $1 M have [...]

Luxury Homes Potrero Hill San Francisco Real Estate

Tweet Potrero Hill, south of Market, is located on hills, and is one of the sunniest neighborhoods in San Francisco. The neighborhood is upper-middle class, and family oriented, and a great many of the homes and condos in the area have views of the downtown skyline, the San Francisco Bay, or Twin Peaks.  You can [...]

Carmel California Real Estate

Tweet Carmel by the Sea is a mecca for those seeking beautiful luxury homes and estates and breathtaking scenery. This small city is a tourist hub for many reasons. Carmel, since almost its earliest beginnings, has been known for its rich artistic history.  Poets, writers, and artists have made the town an artistic center. Jack [...]

Corte Madera Luxury Homes Marin Real Estate

Tweet Corte Madera, a small town of about 9,000, is one of the richest towns in Marin County. The town is located just a few miles south of San Rafael, and adjoins another lovely small town, Larkspur.  The town is known as the “Hidden Jewel of Marin”, with tidelands of San Francisco Bay on the [...]

Perugia Umbria Villa Sustainable Home

Tweet This beautiful home in Perugia combines the unique attributes of a sustainable home with a setting in one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. Umbria, next door to more famous Tuscany, has lovely countryside, and hilltop towns like this one in Perugia.  Perugia is internationally known for its Italian language school and chocolate. [...]

Luxury Homes St. Helena, Napa Real Estate

Tweet St. Helena, about twenty miles north of the city of Napa, is one of the great centers of the Napa Valley wine country. The town is small – about 6,000 inhabitants – with a lovely main street, stores, B & Bs, and ambience.  About a half mile up the road is the famous Culinary [...]

Belvedere Homes & Real Estate – Marin County

Tweet Belvedere real estate includes some of the highest priced homes and estates in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located across the Bay from San Francisco, many Belvedere properties have spectacular views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and other areas in the Bay Area. The median price for homes in Belvedere is over [...]

Napa Luxury Homes & Wine Country Real Estate

Tweet Downtown Napa, California, has some lovely streets of Victorian era homes. Napa, of course, is the capital of the Napa Valley wine country, which extends from Napa up through Yountville to St. Helena and Calistoga.  Along this wine route are some of the most famous names in wine: Beringer, Mumm, Taittinger, Chandon, and others. Napa [...]