Aspen, Colorado: The newest property in the collection, Castle Creek Villa, is a modern
riverfront property set on 14 acres in Aspen. Spanning approximately 5,750
square feet, Castle Creek Villa features five bedrooms, five-and-one-half
baths, a two-car garage and large decks for viewing. "It's located less than a
mile from the world-class skiing and nightlife of Aspen, yet it seems worlds
away with a private creek as your backyard," describes Tonkin.
Montana: "The Big EZ Lodge is rustic luxury at its best," says Tonkin. The Lodge rests on more than 60 acres with two stocked trout ponds, an 18-hole
putting course, a hot tub, wine cellar, fire pit, Bocce ball and croquet
courts, and hiking trails. "This property is very unique for The Élan
Collection because of its scale," he adds. "It's a perfect place for corporate
retreats, weddings and large family reunions." The award-winning retreat offers more than
19,500 square feet and features 13 bedroom suites. Turks and Caicos
Islands: "What could be a more quintessential 'beach vacation' than a home on
Grace Bay Beach on the Turks and Caicos Islands?" asks Tonkin. (Grace Bay Beach was voted among the
top 10 beaches in the world by Condé Nast
Traveler Magazine). The
Élan Collection's Coral House spans approximately 12,000 square feet and
rests on nearly an acre of soft powder white sand beach.
The estate also
boasts an outdoor beach area for a table setting of 30,
one-bedroom guest cottage with its own private pool and garden, and separate staff
California: "La Jolla is literally the crown jewel of Southern California," says Tonkin. "Casa del Mar is
designed to take advantage of unimpeded ocean views." The oceanfront
architectural residence offers four bedrooms, four baths, superior
craftsmanship and exquisite custom detailing, and artwork
throughout its approximately 4,000 square feet. From the gated entry to the lush tropical
landscaping and lap pool, it is "a great place to spend a relaxing vacation at
the ocean," says Tonkin.
San Francisco, California: The Alta Collina
residence in San Francisco offers true metropolitan living, with its artful Spanish architecture and spectacular panoramas of the Bay and Coit
Tower. "It's a romantic retreat in the city," describes Tonkin. It boasts three
bedrooms, four bathrooms in approximately 2,800 square feet and an additional
500 square feet of space on the outdoor terrace -- ideal for enjoying those
sparkling city lights.
San Diego, California: "The Harbor View West penthouse offers an opportunity to experience
downtown San Diego's laid-back city-by-the-sea vibe with a front row seat to the
waterfront, Coronado, Marina, Bridge and Point Loma," says Tonkin. Occupying
the entire 37th floor of the Harbor Club's West tower, the contemporary
penthouse features 360-degree wrap-around ocean views, approximately 4,412 square
feet of space, three bedrooms with en suite baths, a den, two offices and a
master suite with a private terrace for taking in those harbor sunsets.
Las Vegas, Nevada: "What metropolitan collection would be complete without a
presence in Las Vegas?" asks Tonkin. The Élan
Collection's modern penthouse at
Turnberry Place takes the notion of world-class to new heights. Turnberry Place
encompasses more than 12,000 square feet, including over 3,000 square feet of
wrap-around terraces offering dazzling 360-degree views of the city and
surrounding desert mountains. "It's also located within walking
distance of the city's most famous hotels such as Bellagio, the Venetian, Wynn,
the Mirage and Caesars Palace -- so
you'll never be far away from 24/7 entertainment," he adds.
Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, California: According to Tonkin, the Mediterranean Classic on 17 Mile Drive is "a
golfer's paradise." Where to begin? The estate is located on legendary 17 Mile
Drive, and rests on an acre lot overlooking the 15th and 16th holes of Pebble
Beach Golf Course and Stillwater Cove. Inside, it offers approximately 6,200
square feet, four bedroom suites, five baths, a media room, wine cellar and
"some of the best fairway and ocean views around."
California: Wine connoisseurs will find solace at Belle Maison in Napa Valley. Set
on nearly nine acres (four of which are planted with premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes)
and nestled behind private gates, this French-style estate is cushioned in
manicured gardens, lush lawns and views of rolling valley hillsides. The
five-bedroom residence spans approximately 6,345 square feet and offers
large-scale public rooms for entertaining, a game room, study, craft room and
1,500-bottle capacity wine cellar. The grounds are equally lavish with a heated
saline pool, Bocce ball court and tennis court.