Prepare to be bewitched by these 10 magical homes
From original 16th century watchtowers to modern apartments decked out with sophisticated splashes of orange and black, we’ve picked ten of our homes, perfect for a spookily good stay this holiday season. Featuring a vast array of unique features, such as original medieval prison doors, sweet little mice lamps and a ruby-red cinema room these homes are so bloodcurdlingly brilliant, they will haunt you forevermore.
Brompton Square V
Brimming with vibrant art, antiques and an impressive collection of curios, Brompton Square V is the ultimate Halloween hideaway. Expect the unexpected in this five-bedroom, six-bathroom Knightsbridge home and you won’t be disappointed. From the Pope hiding in the cupboard (trick or treat, anybody?) to the original Medieval prison doors in the dining room, this is a home which defies the imagination. Come nightfall, the ruby-red cinema room is the ideal spot for a scary movie marathon.
Villa The Tower
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Originally built to ward off pirate attacks, the thick ancient walls of Villa The Tower have many a story to tell. Perched on the edge of the cliff, you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular panoramic sea views from this gorgeous hideaway. Listen to the crashing of the waves and imagine the bloodthirsty cries of the swashbuckling buccaneers of bygone times.
West Village Loft
West Village, New York
Tucked away on a quaint street of New York’s fashionable West Village, this elegant Federal-style townhouse was once home to Thomas Merton, a celebrated Trappist Monk. Featuring an array of original ornate details, such as 19th-century timber, steel accents and a magnificent herringbone-patterned caisson ceiling, it’s little wonder this atmospheric haunt was later inhabited by a famous actor.
Randolph Avenue X
Maida Vale, London
Featuring plenty of lovely little details, including the fairytale mouse lamps in the second bedroom, this gorgeous family home is a welcoming yet refined London hideaway. Enjoy the vibrant autumn colours in the rambling garden before warming up with a relaxing soak in the magnificent rolltop bathtub. Come evening, the marble-clad kitchen is the perfect spot to cook up some tasty treats (or tricks).
Soho Gallery Townhouse
Soho, New York
Slip away down the rabbit hole with a stay at the marvellous Soho Gallery Townhouse. Packed to the rafters with eye-catching artwork, dainty antiques and bold splashes of colour, you won’t find another spot quite like it. From the chessboard-tiled bathrooms to the oversized multidimensional canvases lining the walls, step through the doors of Soho Gallery Townhouse and enter a sanctuary filled with vibrancy and imagination - aeons away from the hustle and bustle of the world outside.
Porchester Terrace North
Featuring vibrant splashes of orange throughout, Porchester Terrace North is a special stay no matter the season. Relax on the plush, pumpkin-hued sofa, enjoying the light streaming in through the large living room windows. Just a stroll away from Kensington Gardens, this is a well-situated lair indeed - just perfect for an enchanting London escape.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
You’ll find the stunning Villa Nume perched on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. Dating back to the 1500s, the thick walls, domed ceilings and original watchtower speak of the villa’s colourful, pirate-filled past. Inside, the gilded mirrors, sumptuous beds, glittering chandeliers and plush silk curtains enhance the rich atmosphere, paying homage to the building’s deep-rooted history.
Pacific Palisides, Los Angeles
Boasting distinctive dark exteriors and kidney-shaped pool, Bollinger House is a scarily lovely hideaway, nestled nearby Palisades Village. Just for two, you’ll find it frighteningly easy to relax amidst the warm wooden furnishings, soft natural hues and plump sofas which characterise the interiors of this beautiful bolthole.
Le Marias, Paris
Furnished with an array of museum-worthy antiques, artwork and curios, every room in this opulent 17th-century home is magic to behold. From the Italian Renaissance paintings to the outstretched arms grasping candles protruding from the walls, you’ll be bewitched by the exquisite attention to detail apparent throughout this magnificent apartment. Cook up a treat-filled feast in the blood-red kitchen or put your feet up on the ottoman and get lost in a good murder mystery book. This is the perfect spot for a devilishly good getaway this holiday season.
Jane Street Townhouse II
West Village, New York
Dark and stormy is the name of the game at Jane Street Townhouse II. Dripping in sultry opulence and gothic hues, the crackling flames of the living room fire are reflected in the glossy black walls, bathing the surroundings in a flickering golden glow. All polished wood and velvet, marble and mirrors, we can easily imagine Dracula himself taking up residence at this bewitchingly moody New York townhouse.