With the events now over in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian host joins a long list of world-renowned cities that have become part of the Sumer Games’ storied legacy. From Athens in 1896 hosting the first Summer Games to Tokyo, the city set to host the global event in 2020, our final installment of “Carry the Torch” takes us on journey through some of the former, and future, host cities of the Summer Games.
Athens – Host of the 1896 and 2004 Summer Games
2.500.000 € EUR | Athens, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty
This minimalistic modern penthouse offers spectacular 360-degree views from the 8th and 9thfloors. The residence offers a 255-square-meter roof garden appropriate for special celebrations, an office with fireplace and library, a half bathroom and a 20-square-meter veranda with Acropolis view. The 9th floor living space features a large living area with fireplace, dining area, pool table and a glass atrium that offers full natural sun light to all the aforementioned areas.
Los Angeles – Host of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Games
$8,287,000 USD | Los Angeles, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage
Located on one of Brentwood’s most prestigious streets, this newly custom built six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home is gated and private; the residence is equipped with a chef’s kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, as well as Control 4 system that controls all lighting and surround sound. The living room and “Great Room” open to beautiful deck with infinity edge pool and spa along with outdoor cabana, outdoor kitchen and fire pit. The master bedroom features include a fireplace, balcony with ocean views, dual closets and a grand master bathroom. The lower level consists of a movie theatre, gym, guest quarters and a wine cellar which holds over 500 bottles.
Mexico City – Host of the 1968 Summer Games
$5,800,000 USD | Mexico City, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty
Located in the heart of Mexico City, this luxurious penthouse resides in the St. Regis, one of Mexico City’s tallest skyscrapers designed and completed by Cesar Pelli in 2008. The residence features a Steinway in the main living area next to large floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the lights of Mexico City. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home also features a Jacuzzi, wine cellar and concierge.
Montréal – Host of the 1976 Summer Games
3 995 000 $ CAD | Montréal, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
This magnificent Westmount mansion boasts what are arguably the best views in the city. Located in an exclusive enclave surrounded by only a handful of the Montréal’s most prestigious homes, its lot measures over 12,000-square-feet. A residence of this size and caliber with integrated two-car garage, seven-bedrooms and three-bathrooms is a rare and unprecedented opportunity.
Tokyo – Host of 1964 and upcoming 2020 Summer Games
¥980,000,000 JPY | Tokyo, Japan | List Sotheby’s International Realty
Located on the 26th floor of the 35-story City Tower Takanawa, this four combined unit residence offers captivating views of Tokyo and the surrounding greenery. Over 430-square-meters, this home consists of three living, dining and kitchen areas, five bedrooms and baths, and the 24-hour security service ensures the safety of residents at all times.