18 Picturesque Properties Worthy of Instagram Likes

What makes an amazing Instagram photo? Hard to say, but we know it when we see it. Great images typically frame unique people, places or occasions, giving us curious cause to pause. Typically, the best Instagram pics are taken on the road, but occasionally a cherished image is taken closer to home. In that spirit, here are spectacular and luxurious Insta-properties worthy of our prying eyes. It’s best to limit words on Instagram. Just daydream, letting the awesome photography tell most of the story.

Mountainside at Northstar (Lake Tahoe)

Mountainside at Northstar, a luxury community designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (the minimalist masters behind Apple Stores), offers luxury residences from $2 to $4 million as well as world class trekking, biking, skiing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting adventures with awesome sunset views.

Ty Warner Mansion at Las Ventanas al Paraiso (Los Cabos, Mexico)

This Rosewood Resort über oasis could dominate any Instagram theme all by itself. If it’s wrap-around moat pool doesn’t pique your curiosity, maybe its garden walls, sky-high vaulted ceilings, Mayan statues, sky roof pool will. How could it not?

This Rosewood Resort über oasis could dominate any Instagram theme all by itself. If it’s wrap-around moat pool doesn’t pique your curiosity, maybe its garden walls, sky-high vaulted ceilings, Mayan statues, sky roof pool will. How could it not?

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences (Los Cabos, Mexico)

This new beachfront Auberge-operated luxury hotel has an oceanfront hot tub, fire pits, and a reflective three-tiered infinite swimming pool that spills into the horizon like a mirage.

The Jackson (Long Island City, New York)

This industrial-inspired condominium’s façade reflects the neighborhood while contemporary interiors welcome residents, highlighted by the Tom Fruin-designed mosaic-glass wall in the shadow-casting 24-hour lobby.

Hacienda San Joaquin (Vilcabamba, Ecuador)

This recently auctioned 74-acre equestrian ranch estate in South America includes a 40-stall equestrian center, training arena, and gorgeous equines who feed off picturesque land at the foot of the Andes Mountains.

Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton, South Carolina)

This 20,000-acre residential and recreational preserve in South Carolina’s Low country is the largest waterfront property on the East Coast, featuring endless leisure activities—hiking, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, and water sports like boating, kayaking and canoeing which are launched from docks at the end of this gorgeous pier.

Signature Villas, Las Ventanas al Paraiso (Los Cabos, Mexico)

The vibrant villas at this Rosewood Resort present panoramic vistas from every vantage point, especially innovative zero-edge pools.

The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (Tucson, Arizona)

Nestled in an exclusive Sonoran Desert community, this Kevin Howard-designed home boasts Ritz-Carlton amenities, horseback riding trails, organ pipe cacti, ironwood trees, and spectacular vistas of the Tortolita Mountains.

Guy Harvey Outpost Club & Resort Collection (Tarpon Springs, Florida)

This brand new 66-acre RV community’s Outfitter Adventure Center offers wilderness, fishing and watersport options for outdoorsmen and Kenny Chesney angler look-a-likes—at the intersection of the Anclote River and Gulf of Mexico. “No shoes, no shirts, no problem.”

Eastern Columbia Building (Los Angeles)

The Claud Beelman-designed landmark sports one of the world’s most spectacular Art Deco façades. Recently, it gained notoriety as the home of actor Johnny Depp, who sold three quirky award-winning penthouse lofts in the renovated 13-story tower.

Maravilla Los Cabos (Mexico)

Ohana Real Estate Investors’ residential community is a desert oasis spanning 260 acres with a variety of amenities, including a three-level infinity pool with water slide, lap pool, hot and cold plunge pools, and a kids activity center.

North Bay Road (Miami Beach)

This lush bayfront estate from Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design is an entertainment paradise with linear wood-clad layouts, floor-to-ceiling windows, a luminescent pool, privacy gardens with native trees, large decks, a boat dock, and envious city vistas.

American Copper Buildings (Manhattan)

Manhattan’s new copper-clad skyscraper twins include a three-story amenity skybridge where residents can swim across a 75-foot lap pool (300 feet high) from one golden structure to the next—with awesome views of the East River.

Ixtas-Gaïna Estate (Bidart, France)

Meaning “Above the Ocean,” this dramatic 18-room, 12.4-acre estate rests on a cliff near San Sebastian, offering panoramic views of the ocean and Basque country mountains. Currently listed by David Stanley Emile Garcin Properties, the enchanting estate is practically a high-end postcard.

Ty Warner Mansion at Las Ventanas al Paraiso (Mexico)

Again, Ty Warner Mansion’s remarkable features deserve to be freeze framed and marveled at in perpetuity. This vibrant bedroom against an all-white backdrop bursts with so much candy-colored flavor one can almost taste it. And check out that magnificently massive fireplace mirror and graphic dragon.

Douglas Road (Miami)

Sabal Development’s contemporary residence features sleek white-and-wood interiors, wrap-around terraces, and an L-shaped pool with a massive, stylish wooden deck.

The Harrison (San Francisco)

Courtesy of The Harrison


The Harrison is a new bayside condominium that features interiors by Ken Fulk and a rooftop lounge called Uncle Harry’s, which offers dramatic views of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Cisco Home Showroom (High Point, North Carolina)

Courtesy of Cisco Home

It’s not a resort or residence, but Cisco Home’s showroom flashes classic California style in a way that just (ahem) feels good. Is it the illuminated flower child font, cozy sustainable furniture or photographic genius? No matter—this joint is ideal for casual lounging or loitering (oh, and shopping) based on good vibrations alone.


By Keith Flamer, Forbes

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