To kick off 2021, Kendall and Kylie Jenner vacationed in a stunning goldenrod-hued Mexican villa, where they snapped idyllic Instagram pics that looked almost too beautiful to be real. Though the celebrity sisters paid $6,500 a night for the picturesque property, enviable onlookers now have their chance to own the oceanside oasis, known as Sol de Oriente, Dirt reports. The secluded retreat, which just landed on the market with a $15 million price tag, is located in the private resort community of Costa Careyes in Jalisco, Mexico, and was designed to mimic the beauty of its natural, undeveloped surroundings.
The history of the celebrity-favorite vacation enclave goes back to 1968 when Italian artist and businessman Gian Franco Brignone set his sights on 20,000 acres of rainforest and remote ocean frontage along the Pacific coast. He enlisted local artisans and world-renowned architects to develop colorful round-edged structures set seamlessly within the wild natural beauty of the locale, which he named Careyes.
Sol de Oriente, which has six bedrooms across four buildings, was completed in 1999 by French architect Jean-Claude Galibert, who employed a Mediterranean style for the property’s sunny yellow structures, topping them with palapa-style thatched roofs. The most prominent feature of the elevated star-shaped main villa, dubbed “The Castle,” is a sprawling 11,000-square-foot infinity pool that almost completely encircles the three-bedroom abode. Set on the side of the cliff below, two bungalows and a two-story tower each offer an additional bedroom and bathroom, accessible both by a long staircase and a funicular. Naturally, each structure offers ample opportunity for outdoor lounging with a view.
Brignone died in 2022 at 95 years old, passing the legacy and management of Careyes along to his family. Sol de Oriente was placed on the market by the real estate developer’s son, Filippo Brignone.