Homes On The Edge

By, Linsey Stonchus

Perched at the very edge of their elevated landscapes, these five properties offer unobstructed and sensational views. The homes range from a plateau-placed estate in Saint Barthelemy, to a cliff-top Australian property to an Austin, Texas, USA river villa. Scroll through our list of boldly positioned homes.

Contemporary Pacific-Facing Estate

LAGUNA BEACH, CA, USA  |  $7,995,000

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to watch a sunset. This Pacific-facing contemporary estate sits atop a mesmerizing bluff, with lush foliage covering the rugged wall as it descends to the ocean. The tiered exterior grounds make great use of the plunging landscape, offering splendid views from multiple altitudes. Within the interior, oversized windows and a skylight make the most of the home’s plentiful, glorious vistas.

Fleur de Mer Estate

COLOMBIER, SAINT BARTHELEMY  |  Price Available Upon Request

Set upon a plateau atop a hill in Saint Barthelemy, Fleur De Mer offers 360-degree sights of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Newly renovated in 2019, the island hideaway is surrounded by protected natural vegetation, preventing additional construction while also awarding the home substantial privacy. It’s sense of seclusion, fantastic views, and updated luxuries are what make the estate truly special. 

Breathtaking Oceanfront Home

WHALE BEACH, AUSTRALIA  |  Price Available Upon Request

Sitting along a promontory, this residence absorbs broad seascapes of Dolphin Bay, Whale Beach, and beyond. The indoor and outdoor spaces flow harmoniously through floor-to-ceiling sliding doors as balconies extend across the ocean-facing exterior. Its grand limestone terrace with saltwater pool sops up the ample waterfront visions, allowing the property owner to truly unwind under dazzling golden light. 

Cosmopolitan 21st-Century Villa

AUSTIN, TX, USA  |  $12,500,000

This modern villa provides multiple levels of views of Austin’s skyline and Lady Bird Lake. Aptly titled the Cliff House, vistas can be enjoyed in both the interior and exterior. Making the most of its sightlines, a cylindrical glass room clings to the edge of the landscape and floats above the water below. Considering the exterior, residents can indulge in the backyard’s negative-edge pool as it drops off at the ridge’s end. Alternatively, one may unwind while meandering down a sloping tranquil path of lily ponds and foliage. 

St. Bernards Hill House


Placed on 8-acres, the St. Bernard’s Hill House in British Virgin Islands soars above striking island and ocean views. The tropical retreat features covered terraces on three sides of the home, providing marvelous water vistas from multiple angles. Also contributing to the estate’s sense of sanctuary is a surrounding garden of palm trees and bougainvillea, offering the ultimate sense of seclusion as one dives into the posh pool on the property’s stone-covered terrace. 

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