As art collectors know, the presentation of a collection is a large part of the joy of owning the pieces themselves. In addition to being familiar with the correct steps for framing and lighting fine art, having the right environment for presenting paintings, photography, and sculptures is paramount. The following five luxury homes have prime spaces for highlighting your favorite pieces, and may just inspire your next acquisition.
A Sea Views Villa in Saint-Tropez, France
As impressive as the Mediterranean Sea vistas from this seven-bedroom Saint-Tropez villa may be, guests will be equally as impressed with the artwork you choose to display indoors. The main living area in particular is ideal for showcasing large-scale paintings on its neutral walls, as size and bold design won’t overwhelm the open space. The contemporary tranquility of the home provides an effective backdrop for dynamic frames and dramatic proportions, letting the art speak for itself.
A Modern Sanctuary in Aspen, Colorado
Situated on 21 acres for privacy, this 8,000-square-foot Aspen residence offers vast mountain range views, exceptional rooftop stargazing, and a terrace featuring a pool, hot tub, and fire pit. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with warm, natural light, creating the opportunity to feature art, especially in the dining area. Safeguard your more delicate pieces from sun exposure with UV protective glass, and enjoy your home from every angle.
A Timeless Estate in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
Sometimes a home just calls out for artwork. Such is the case of this elegant estate in Provence, which features 17 suites, staff accommodations, three heated pools, and a helipad, among other notable amenities. With warm white, taupe, and sand walls throughout, the home leaves ample space for paintings and sculptures to take pride of place in rooms finished with natural accents. The property stands as a perfect example of how different high-quality materials can work beautifully together, so long as they are given room to make an impact.
A Bayfront Villa in Miami Beach, Florida
Contemporary artwork is the perfect match for the sleek European design of this eight-bedroom Floridian bayfront villa. With rare southern exposure and impeccable ocean and Miami skyline views, this property is outfitted with all the latest conveniences, including an extensive smart home system, rooftop glass wall infinity pool, and glass door elevator. In the living room, the dividing accent walls are the ultimate way to showcase a modern art collection and the ceiling-mounted accent lights subtly illuminate highlighted pieces without drawing attention to any light fixtures.
A Signature Estate in Lafayette, California
For serious art collectors who have dreamt of having their own personal gallery, this sunny 22,000-square-foot home is paradise. With a host of entertainment amenities, including a tennis court, gamer lounge, pool complex, and a designated ‘Recreation Villa,’ this estate balances physical pursuit with artistic aesthetics. The primary residence, conceived for displaying fine art, has large gallery walls and soft natural lighting for exhibiting a personal collection. In a space as generous as this, there is plenty of room for bringing cherished pieces to the fore.
Whether you’re already a seasoned collector or you’re beginning your curation, where and how to best display artwork at home is important to consider. As these five properties show, the placement and illumination of art can make all the difference in ensuring works are viewed and admired in all their intended glory for many years to come.
Find the next home for your inspired art collection from among these luxury listings.