The term “luxury home” often calls to mind grand homes built with only the finest materials by skilled artisans and filled with expensive décor and rare artworks. The term may also suggest that these homes are stiff, stuffy and not to really be lived in. This is certainly not the case for the four luxury homes profiled in the following pages. Each of the homes was custom built not only to look beautiful, but to also function as a home in which to raise a family. Certainly there’s fine craftsmanship, impeccable design and that extensive art collection; in these homes, however, it would not be uncommon for the art to hang alongside a children’s drawing.