Hot property: seven homes for antique lovers
Villa La Renaissance, Jupiter Island, Florida, US, $32m
Where On the seafront of Florida’s Atlantic coast. Jupiter Island is a 17-mile-long strip of properties built on a barrier island. Miami international airport is about one hour and 40 minutes away.
What A property built in 1988 comprising five buildings around a central courtyard. The main villa has 9,544 sq ft of living space and 14 bedrooms. Amenities include two pools, a sauna, Turkish bath and a private beach.
Why The seller is an antiques enthusiast with a penchant for Murano hand-blown glass chandeliers — there are more than 30 vintage pieces around the property, which are included in the sale.
Who Engel & Völkers Jupiter, tel: +1 561 744 8488
Archway House, Clapham Common, London, UK, £6.95m
Where On the north side of Clapham Common in south London. Heathrow airport is just under an hour away.
What A Grade-II listed seven-bedroom house built in the 18th century. There are five reception rooms, a 99ft garden and a garage.
Why The original decorative features have been carefully restored. During restoration, a collection of antiques was found buried in the foundations. They include Chinese porcelain, clay pipes and a silver spoon, and are part of the sale.
Who Knight Frank, tel: +44 20 3811 2563
Castle Claremont, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand, NZ$5m (US$3.6m)
Where Inland from Timaru on New Zealand’s South Island. Christchurch airport is 176km away.
What A neo-gothic house built in 1884 plus more than 11 hectares of land. The house has 10 bedrooms, a billiards room and a library.
Why The restored house retains original features such as stained-glass windows and tiled floors. Most of the furniture is included in the sale.
Who New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, tel: +64 21 721 208
Villa Maria, Somió, Gijón, Asturias, Spain, €8.25m
Where In Somió in northern Spain. Asturias airport, with flights to major European cities, is about 40 minutes by car.
What An eight-bedroom neoclassical villa built in 1890. Its four floors contain a grand entrance hall, a billiards room and a dining room for 30 guests.
Why Included in the sale is a collection of 19th and 20th-century furniture, silver and chandeliers.
Who Engel & Völkers Gijón, tel: +34 984 703 963
Velleron, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, €1.19m
Where In the centre of the village of Velleron, in Provence, south-west France. Marseille Provence airport is 55 minutes away.
What The property is comprised of three traditional stone buildings with eight bedrooms, an outdoor pool and a double garage.
Why Five minutes from the property is L’Isle sur la Sorgue, a town renowned for its number of antiques stores and Sunday flea market. The annual Foire Internationale à la Brocante et l’Antiquité attracts around 500 vendors.
Who French Entrée, tel: +44 1225 463752
Bennett-Deyrup House, Upper Nyack, New York, US, $5.2m
Where Overlooking the Hudson River, near the village of Nyack in New York state. JFK international airport is about 90 minutes by car.
What Built for JA Bennet, US consul to Bogotá, the six-bedroom house dates from 1887. Its colourful asymmetric façade features turrets, balconies and belvederes.
Why A $4m renovation carried out 10 years ago restored many original features, including lincrusta ceilings and walls, stained-glass windows and decorative stone mantels.
Who Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, tel: +1 914 393 0348
North House, Petworth, West Sussex, UK, £2.15m
Where In the centre of Petworth, a small town in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Gatwick airport is about 50 minutes away by car.
What A Grade-II* listed town house built in the 18th century. The house retains many original features, including sash windows and a pillared portico. There is a heated outdoor pool.
Why Petworth is the only town outside London with more than 30 antiques shops within a one-mile radius. An annual antiques and fine arts fair takes place at the nearby National Trust estate every May.
Who Savills, tel: +44 1798 345 980