Four Hot Properties

Courtesy Christie's

From 425 Grand Cru acres in Bordeaux to a New York penthouse with a pedigree.

Your Very Own Vintage

Bordeaux, France; $15 million

What: The seven-bedroom château (pictured here) is the pièce de résistance of this working vineyard with acres of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc ready for a perfect Bordeaux blend.

Who: The estate’s original owner, the Count of Seguin, served as an administrator to Emperor Charlemagne in the 700s. Now it’s the headquarters of Carl Wine—a family-owned operation that sells seven varieties produced on-site.

Why: A live-and-work space for the aspiring vigneron, the property has offices and tasting and reception rooms, plus a wine museum for posterity.

Contact: Tancred Lidbury, 44-20/7389-2478

Palace in the Sky

New York; $6.25 million

What: Everything you’d expect from a country estate—six fireplaces, formal dining room and pantry—in three stories on the Upper East Side.

Who: Built in 1908, the apartment belonged to the stepdaughter of socialite Brooke Astor and has been in their family for more than a century.

Why: It’s essentially a big-city oasis.

Contact: Kathleen Coumou, 212-468-7140

From the Bluffs to the Bay

St. Philip, Antigua and Barbuda; $4.25 million

What: Eleven and a half acres of undeveloped property that stretches from the cliffs to the shore.

Why: Half Moon Bay National Park’s pristine sand and surf are—literally—right around the bend.

For: The developer with a dream or anyone who needs some space.

Contact: Adam Barrett, 268-562-6042

Deep South, Dark History

Savannah; $3.25 million

What: The quintessential Southern mansion: old-school charm (it dates back to the 1800s) and new-school fixings (elevator, gym, heated pool).

Who: Now owned by Marc Jacobs’s Robert Duffy, it once was home to Jim Williams, of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil fame.

Why: With sprawling porches that overlook famed Monterey Square, this is the best address in town.

Contact: Rick Moeser, 561-805-7327

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