Field Notes | Properties on Stunning Acreages

What makes a house a home isn’t just the interior—equally important is the setting of your home and the way the exterior inspires you. You’ll find yourself picking up gardening or learning tennis just for the chance to spend more time outside on these properties with remarkable acreages.

History Meets Modern Wine Country in Western Cape, South Africa

Bev MalanLew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

Set amongst olive groves and fynbos—a belt of shrubland native to the Western Cape—this home combines historical and contemporary luxury. The wine country surrounding the property makes for the perfect backdrop for the house—a Cape Dutch-style estate—with the austere yet sophisticated black and white hues of the home set against the rolling green hills in the distance. A paved central courtyard gives the property grandeur, and the covered patio is the ideal setting for a relaxing morning coffee. You’ll want to spend as much time outdoors admiring the breathtaking view as you do enjoying the roomy and luxurious interiors.

Sweeping, Panoramic Views in Provençal, France

Peter IllovskyCôte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

This Provençal property, just 15 minutes from Cannes, is the kind of place where stunning views and charming terraces come together to create the perfect haven. Nearly 6 acres of land give way to sprawling valleys of olive trees, lavender fields, lush vegetation, and a lake. Lounge on the deck beside one of the turquoise pools and take in the views of the surrounding Côte D’Azur, or use some of the surrounding lawn for recreational activities, like a game of croquet or bocce. With three separate luxury homes on the property and endless outdoor space between them, the estate is an idyllic spot for quiet solitude or large gatherings with friends—with a landscape that will take your breath away.

Modern Vineyard Vistas in Woodside, California

Michael DreyfusGolden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

If you’ve always dreamt of working outside and living among the stunning landscape of a vineyard, look no further. The Woodside Vineyard estate sits on 6.4 acres and features a modern 6,000-square-foot main house. In addition to the surrounding vineyard, there is a serene lap pool where you can lounge or take a morning swim. Take the games outside with the estate’s tennis and sports courts. The combination of peaceful environment and recreational amenities will make this home the perfect landing pad for the active, outdoor enthusiast.

A Majestic Clifftop in Salerno, Italy

Sabrina MajelloItaly Sotheby’s International Realty

This majestic property on the Amalfi Coast is an old Italian romance come to life. The ideal setting for artists and dreamers alike, the surrounding area has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason: the location’s rich history, culture, and music have continued to attract people with a creative sensibility. Torre di Civita sits perched on a rocky cliff above the town of Atrani; the property, which extends over three and a half acres, is rich with terraced vineyards, vegetable gardens, and orchards. Straight out of a fairy tale, the stunning viewpoints are framed by climbing vines and vibrant violet flowers. Enjoy a dinner party at one of the many outdoor seating areas, take a contemplative stroll through the many garden walkways, or—better yet—take an early morning dip in the swimming pool, just steps away from the medieval tower that serves as a guest suite.

The perfect complement to an astonishing interior is the striking landscape beyond. Whether you are often outdoors or simply appreciate the occasional bucolic wander, these properties will encourage you to spend more time on the other side your front door.

Pair your home with a truly extraordinary acreage, and get the best of both worlds. Browse these luxury country homes, and find a landscape to aspire to.

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