Whether a soccer fan or not, there is no denying the brilliance of witnessing 32 countries from across the globe come together in one spot, each representing great pride for their homeland. The 2014 World Cup is in full swing, and nothing can break the energy and patriotism of the teams. In honor of the tournament, here are five extraordinary Sotheby’s International Realty listings that epitomize the beauty of the homelands of some of this year’s top-ranked teams.
This luxurious masterpiece is one of the most sophisticated properties on the island of Alcúdia. Propped regally on a hillside between the bays of Alcúdia and Pollensa, the panoramic views of water and mountains make it impossible not to treasure the beauty of the country.
This castle home embodies the history of this striking country. Visited by the German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm, Mikhail Gorbachev, John F. Kennedy Jr., Yehudi Menuhin, Alexander von Humboldt and many others, the extraordinary residence is a cultural landmark resting high atop a hill overlooking Brad Breisig and the promenade of the Rhine River.
You can truly appreciate Portugal’s coast line at this waterfront property located in the Quinta da Marinha. This contemporary home is bright and spacious with magnificent rooms that offer endless views of crystal blue sea and many reasons for residents to be proud of this gorgeous country.
The culture of Argentina is built into the fine walls of this Spanish-style Colonial farm plantation. With over 2, 000 acres of land, the property offers agriculture, livestock, a 9-hole golf course, swimming pool, artificial lake and more.
Surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the Alps, this waterfront property exemplifies the countryside’s untainted brilliance. The recently renovated luxurious home offers direct access to the lake with boating opportunities and countless reasons to fall in love with the country.