The Editors The Editors | August 3, 2020 | Home & Real Estate Features National
As we log more hours than ever at home, consider transforming these sanctuaries into your personal paradise.
“This superbly attended building comes with a 3-to-1 resident-to-staff ratio, ensuring you are catered to at your beck and call.” –Oren Alexander
Perched atop the elegant oceanfront Faena House high-rise condominium sits 6,400 square feet of opulence—not to mention an additional uninterrupted 3,887-square-foot terrace, which is accessible from every room for optimal indoor-outdoor penthouse living. “The interior design by Rob Wetzels includes many custom features, such as painted wall panels, intricate plasterwork and monumental furnishings,” says Oren Alexander, co-founder of Douglas Elliman’s Alexander Team. Residents can luxuriate in the building’s amenities—including a private pool, a gym and Pilates studio, saunas and steam rooms—and take advantage of full access to the adjacent Faena Hotel and its 22,000-square-foot spa and one of the largest hammams on the East Coast for pure, blissful relaxation.
Details: 5 bedrooms, 6 1⁄2 baths, private elevator foyer, 24-hour doorman, ocean view
Contact: Oren Alexander, Alexander Team, Douglas Elliman, 305.610.4559, [email protected]
“This brand-new home embodies the finest finishes, design elements and furnishings. Located in Aspen’s most sought-after location, it overlooks Hallam Lake and is just a short walk from downtown Aspen. This is truly a special property in a town known for setting incredibly high standards.” –Andrew Ernemann
Designed by David Johnston Architects with interiors by Kristin Dittmar Design, this home offers the rare opportunity to own a new build set on a legacy property within walking distance of downtown Aspen, Benedict Music Tent, The Aspen Institute and Triangle Park. The open layout, which features top-of-the-line finishes, leads to a spacious patio and deck overlooking Hallam Lake, with views up the Hunter Creek Valley. Buyer’s bonus: It comes fully furnished with Dittmar’s stunning contemporary interior design.
Details: 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, 5,581 square feet
Price: $23,900,000, furnished
Contact: Andrew Ernemann, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, 970.379.8125, [email protected]
“This property lives like a dream and feels like a private resort.” –Debra Johnston
With a prime location right outside Buckhead, this private Cape Cod-style retreat sits on an abundant 8.4 acres overlooking a glittering lake and backing up to a state forest. Its outdoor oasis features a screened-in patio overlooking a new in-ground heated pool, a daylight terrace with gym-spa bath and sauna, tennis and basketball courts, batting cages, walking trails and access to the national park. Stewart Mohr-designed interiors reveal bright, open rooms, soaring ceilings, a grand spiral staircase and stone detailing, among other intriguing designs throughout the main house, guest apartment and guest cottage.
Details: 6 bedrooms, 12 baths, 9,194 square feet
Contact: Debra Johnston, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, 404.312.1959, [email protected]
“This new construction grand estate on beautiful Dunbar Road is overflowing with architectural details and rich finishes.” –Betsy Fry
Fully encased by lush, overarching trees and a greenery-enveloped fence, this sprawling new build estate offers a private indoor-outdoor escape steeped in luxury. A step inside the Mediterranean- style abode reveals immaculate architectural elements, including a grand two-story foyer at the entrance, ceiling-height arched French doors and a chef’s kitchen finished with quartz countertops. A wall of doors leads to the outdoor terrace and unveils a backyard paradise complete with a heated in-ground pool, a covered patio, a full-size pool house and coveted beach access.
Details: 6 bedrooms, 7 1⁄2 baths, 7,788 square feet, wine grotto, beach access
Contact: Betsy Fry, Sotheby’s International Realty, 561.909.8909, [email protected]
“There is nothing in this city that is more private, serene and exclusive than living at this crown jewel of Pacific Heights.” –Neal Ward
When you enter this two-level, beautifully renovated penthouse featuring work of architect Andrew Skurman, you are greeted by a spacious foyer with art walls, a grand curved staircase, inlaid wood floors and a fireplace. The hallway leads to the living room, which has a fireplace, balcony and view lounge with window seating—giving sweeping views from the Golden Gate Bridge to Russian Hill. On the upper level, find an exercise room and library-media room that opens to a full-width rooftop terrace with more spectacular views.
Details: 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 5,360 square feet, 3 parking spaces
Contact: Neal Ward, Neal Ward Properties, Compass, 415.269.9933, [email protected]; Malin Giddings, SF Properties, Compass, 415.531.5033, [email protected]
“This smart home has every amenity imaginable for everyone: office, media room, wine cellar, bar, gym, game room, multiple viewing decks, putting green, pool and spa, and even direct access to walking trails!” –Jason Barry
Looking for the ultimate in California coastal living? On one of Del Mar’s quietest oceanfront locations, this residence—created in collaboration with designer to the stars Samuel Amoia and built by Zephyr Development—is the place. Not only does it have multiple vanishing pocket doors with over 800 square feet of covered outdoor space for the ideal indoor-outdoor lifestyle, but it also includes amenities with health top of mind. Enjoy an oversize gym, a dry sauna and steam room, as well as an ocean view pool for respite. After the sun sets, a game room, bar and director’s theater await with seating for 10.
Details: 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, 6,532 square feet
Contact: Jason Barry, Barry Estates, 858.756.4024, [email protected]
“Serenity awaits. ... You’ll never leave this ultimate Chicago escape with a theater room, gym, pool and professional in-house spa.” –Jena Radnay
Known as the King of the Megamansion, architect Richard Landry granted Chicagoland with his only creation east of Beverly Hills. Set on over 2 acres of award-winning landscaped grounds from Scott Byron, this private estate is a short 18 miles from Chicago. Collaborations between Howard Design Group of Miami, John Kny Interiors and Radiance Lighting bring this house to the highest level of beauty and quality. With a chef’s kitchen designed by Mick De Giulio and a spacious four-seasons room, plus a wine cellar with pebble stone floors complemented by a handcrafted restaurant-quality bar, this Midwestern hideaway has it all to keep family and friends fully entertained throughout the year.
Details: 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4 half-baths, 5-car garage
Contact: Jena Radnay, @properties, 312.925.9899, [email protected]
“What the McNealys created in Silicon Valley is unrivaled. This hilltop home offers one fortunate buyer the opportunity to own a rare private estate overlooking the most exclusive real estate in the country.” –Samira Amid-Hozour
This rare Silicon Valley hilltop estate, overlooking San Francisco Bay and the coastal mountains, was built by and belonged to tech tycoon Scott McNealy. In addition to the expansive country club amenities, the home was designed for today’s active, modern family. New owners can enjoy the unrivaled state-of-the-art athletic facilities connected to the residence, which includes an indoor basketball court and ice hockey pavilion, plus a three-hole golf course with two putting greens and pool on property. And, whether you watch sports or movies, indulge in the spacious home theater.
Details: 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, 4 half-baths, 4-car garage, 12,657 square feet, 13.4 acres
Contact: Samira Amid-Hozour, Compass, 650.314.7200, [email protected]
“This 3-acre home off prestigious Further Lane is a new construction with almost 10,000 square feet of living space, an oceanside pool, a tennis court and a possibility for a beach cabana!” –Susan Breitenbach
Designed by renowned architecture firm AML, this extraordinary property stretches across East Hampton’s Two Mile Hollow Road, allowing for prime views of the Atlantic Ocean. The estate takes after a world-class luxury resort, boasting 8,000 square feet of open living space, five fireplaces, separate guest quarters and a state-of-the-art kitchen. With plenty of room for a big family and entertaining, the property has private beach access, as well as a beachfront bungalow, an infinity edge pool and spa, and a Har-Tru tennis court with covered sitting area, changing room and bathroom, rendering the compound one of the best oceanfront packages on the Hamptons market.
Details: 8 bedrooms, 9 1⁄2 baths, 2.8 acres, 8,242 approximate square feet
Contact: Susan Breitenbach, The Corcoran Group, 631.875.6000, [email protected]
“I truly believe it’s one of the best homes built to date. Plus, this home is on the promontory of the original iconic Malibu castle and can never be replaced.” –Scott Gillen
In a chance opportunity, The New Castle is the first estate in Scott Gillen’s The Malibu Series to come back on the market. This astonishing home nearly brings the Pacific Ocean to your back door with a 120-foot-long glass- enclosed great room and a triple-sided infinity pool that appears to flow into the body of water. Breathtaking panoramas of the California coastline follow you as you walk through the residence, which is lined with seamless floor-to-ceiling window walls. Additionally, a 4,000-square- foot guesthouse offers a gym with spa.
Details: 7 bedrooms, 10 baths, 2 half-baths, 15,500 square feet
Contact: Scott Gillen and Tammi Ciotti, UnvarnishedCo., 310.263.1111, [email protected]
“A tennis court, a dry sauna, fitness and media rooms, and a spectacular lagoon pool await to entertain your family and close friends.” –Brandon E. Kim
Unparalleled in grandeur on Oahu’s emerald windward side, Kai Moena, which means “house of the resting sea,” is an oceanfront estate that reflects a skillful merging of modern architecture and luxury design. Inspired by Hawaii’s culture and climate, this 60,000-square-foot property with over 250 linear feet of pristine white sand was owned by the storied Rothschild family. Rich hardwood accents and textured finishes along the high vaulted ceilings give warm opulence as the living spaces flow between indoors and out for maximum ease. Kai Moena comprises two main residences and includes two kitchens.
Details: 10 bedrooms, 8 baths, 3 half-baths, 3-car plus boat garage, 1.368 acres
Contact: Brandon E. Kim, List Sotheby’s International Realty, 808.383.7603, [email protected]
“There are subtle nods to the environment–a keen eye may spot birds and schools of fish in the ceiling plaster throughout the entry and main living areas.” –Michelle Q. Linovitz
Attention, yachtsmen! Ideally positioned at the mouth of Newport Harbor with 72 feet of bay frontage, this custom-designed home blends the highest level of wellness amenities and technology. On the subterranean level, you’ll find a heated Himalayan pink salt cave, Swedish dry sauna, hot and cold plunge, yoga room with skylight, full gym and kids’ rock climbing wall. Step outside to enjoy one of the first of its kind AquaticFloors, an advanced pool system with movable floor that adjusts from flush to 4 feet deep. Days on the ocean can be planned with ease as the home’s private docks can accommodate up to 59-foot and 80-foot vessels, plus room for a small third.
Details: 6 bedrooms, 10 baths, 9,867 square feet
Contact: Michelle Q. Linovitz, Villa Real Estate, 949.632.1618, [email protected]
“Good taste, the quest for perfection and practical judgment came together to build a home that is laser-focused on the future; this home is so very advanced, both architecturally and technologically, that it will still be cutting-edge for a very long time. It has privacy, nature and ever-changing vistas, yet is so close to top-of-the-line restaurants and retail.” –Bobby Frank
Along the banks of Buffalo Bayou, this sprawling estate sits on more than 8 wooded acres, encompassing an adjacent 5-acre lake with a nature reserve wetland island. The modernist home, designed by architecture firm Stern and Bucek, is a study in serene privacy. Floor-to- ceiling insulated, storm-resistant glass gives way to architectural elements like a floating staircase, Italian porcelain tile floors, polished oak flooring, golden and red onyx accents, and exotic zebra and limba wood paneling and Brochsteins cabinetry, as seen in the kitchen. Elsewhere in the home find a Japanese teak bathtub, an Olympic-quality gym, state-of-the-art tech from Savant Home and more.
Details: 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 half-baths, 14,868 square feet
Contact: Bobby Frank, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty, 713.446.4005, [email protected]
“This home has been celebrated in books, in Vogue and in The New York Times. It has seen children, diapers, dogs and cats. Family dinners. ... It has celebrated birthdays, holidays and family—for 53 years and counting. It is grand. It is livable.” –Faisal Halum
One of only 10 Philip Johnson- designed homes—which include iconic structures like The Glass House and Rothko Chapel—the Philip Johnson Masterpiece, circa 1964, offers the rare opportunity to own a piece of midcentury history. Sensitively updated by local architecture firm Bodron/ Fruit, the home is set on nearly 7 parklike acres in North Dallas. It is instantly recognizable by its distinct exterior arches and glass-wrapped double staircase, and has seen the likes of presidents, first ladies, senators, social elite, singers and ambassadors grace its hallowed halls. Now, the structure features top-of-the-line modern finishes, a media house, a tennis court, a pool and the addition of a modernist cabana, which was designed in accordance with Johnson’s principles.
Details: 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 4 half-baths, 11,387 square feet
Contact: Faisal Halum, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, 214.240.2575, [email protected]
Photography by: From top: Kris Tamburello; Mountain Home Photo; Gold Lens Media; Andy Frame; Jacob Elliot; Christina Woods; VHT Studios; Jacob Elliot; Courtesy of The Corcoran Group; Jim Bartsch; Courtesy of List Sotheby's International Realty; Andrew Bramasco; Vladimir Ambia Photography; Jason Anderson