Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bowood: $1,795,000

This home is listed at $1,795,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: Bowood, a stately Federal brick 1911 house centrally located on Philadelphia's Main Line. Enter gates to 1.2 private, professionally landscaped acres, with terraces for outdoor entertaining. Front door opens to a large center hall and staircase with 9 foot 8 inch ceiling and stenciled oak floors. Elegant entertaining rooms: living, dining, and library--each with fireplace. Moldings, French and pocket doors, custom built bookcases underscore a gracious lifestyle. Comfortable sunroom is reached from the dining and living rooms. Kitchen, breakfast room and butler's pantry are in the rear. Beautifully appointed master suite: bedroom with fireplace, sitting room, Carrara marble tiled bathroom and a walkout roof terrace. 2 large bedrooms with connecting marble bathroom plus bedroom with private bath on 2nd floor. On 3rd floor 2 bedrooms with hall bath, large game room, cedar closet and large California fitted closet. 2 car garage. Easy access to shopping, restaurants, Philadelphia Airport and Interstate highways.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Russian Hill Penthouse: $4,500,000

This home is listed at $4,500,000 with Pacific Union International.

DESCRIPTION: Spectacular panoramic views of the North Bay and Alcatraz to the East Bay, Coit Tower and south across the city from this rarely available penthouse in one of the finest traditional French style buildings located on one of the best blocks of Russian Hill. The entrance to the building is through a lovely manicured south garden that leads to the entrance lobby. This beautifully renovated, full floor apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, foyer, spacious living room with fireplace, formal dining room, library, gourmet kitchen, Parking plus an additional guest bedroom, bath and laundry room on the floor above.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Contemporary Chelsea Townhouse: $13,650,000

This home is listed $13,650,000 with Core.

DESCRIPTION: No detail has been overlooked in the painstaking renovation of this 25 foot wide townhouse in prime Chelsea. Built in 1824, this 5 bedroom home with 6 bathrooms and 4 half bathrooms has been thoughtfully re-imagined for a 21st century lifestyle. Stretched over 6 luxuriously appointed floors, plus a sumptuous garden level, this home makes ingenious use of its enviable footprint, comprised of over 7,000 interior square feet. Heralded by a grand entrance foyer with an oversized passenger elevator, a bright and cheerful living room beckons. One flight above is the grand master suite, including 2 full, luxurious bathrooms, and an enormous windowed dressing room. Above, 4 additional bedrooms, and 3 more bathrooms, climb toward the sky. A separate retreat atop the house invites informal gatherings; here, a family room and parlor, connected via an unsparingly fitted Neff kitchen, is designed for privacy and comfort. Crowning this magnificent home is a sun-soaked solarium, flanked by terraces to the north and south. Iconic views of the Empire State Building, a scene enjoyed from several of the home's broad glass expanses, are framed with a classically cinematic reverence from this lofty vantage point. At the garden level, the heart of the home: a spectacular custom-designed Neff kitchen, capable of accommodating even the most accomplished chef, opens fluidly into the adjacent garden. This level also houses a staff room with en suite bath. No expense has been spared in the design and construction of this impeccable renovation. This exquisite home is available for immediate occupancy.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Doug Burdge Masterpiece: $26,000,000

This home is listed at $26,000,000 with Westside Estate Agency.

DESCRIPTION: This custom architectural, newly constructed home sits just above the water on Encinal Buffs only steps to one of Malibu's premier beaches. Sardinia meets Malibu in this outstanding home designed by renowned Malibu architect Doug Burdge. An exterior of stone with an ultra modern interior, custom designed Poliform kitchen and cabinetry throughout the house, stainless counters, 2 Wolf ranges, hardwood and stone floors, large floor to ceiling stone fireplace with custom built sliding doors that open to the outdoors featuring an ocean front pool/spa, pizza oven, BBQ, refrigerator, a large deck and a grassy yard perfect for entertaining. The 2,500 square feet of roof top deck space featuring an outdoor fireplace all sitting above the Pacific Ocean. The home has large open space with breathtaking ocean views from most every room, this is a smart house with state of the art amenities. This custom beach home is gated and private, truly a one of a kind residence.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sky Blue Farm: $27,000,000

This home is listed at $27,000,000 with Houlihan Lawrence.

DESCRIPTION: Sky Blue Farm. Striking vistas, complete privacy and world-class recreational facilities are just a few of the special rewards awaiting you at this beautifully-designed equestrian estate situated in a premier locale in the heart of Millbrook Hunt Country. Vast in scale, with 144.9 verdant acres, the beautifully tended property is unique in its scope and amenities - offering peerless recreational and sporting diversions amid a breathtakingly beautiful rural setting. The estate encompasses a total of 13 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms throughout. The centerpiece of the estate is a grand Colonial which delights with its classical style, modern comforts and 21st century technologies. Magnificently rendered with exquisite detailing throughout, the residence features 9,100 square feet on two main levels and an additional 4,000 square feet on the lower level. Unrivaled recreational facilities include a pool, tennis court, sporting field, skating rink, motorcross track, home theatre, gym, spa and indoor basketball court. For the equestrian, the professional-caliber 18 stall barn is complemented by a 20,000 square foot indoor ring and 2 additional outdoor rings. A 3,200 square foot guest house, carriage barn with staff quarters, caretaker's house and equipment Sheds complete this magnificent offering, which embodies the best of country living in a truly sublime setting.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Clarke Avenue Estate: $4,975,000

This home is listed at $4,9750,000 with Brown Harris Stevens.

DESCRIPTION: Situated on the most desirable in-town street, Clarke Avenue, this home offers the height of sophistication and style. It is minutes to beautiful beaches, golf and world renowned Worth Avenue shopping. A 2007 renovation, using the highest quality materials, add to the beauty of this home, and will ensure a lifestyle of ultimate comfort. The large sun filled drawing room, mahogany paneled bar room, and luxurious master bedroom are among the many highlights. This 4 bedroom 4.5 bath home is nestled among beautifully landscaped gardens, with a private pool.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Exquisite Bloomfield Estate: $4,900,000

This home is listed at $4,900,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: Exquisite Bloomfield Estate built by artisans from around the world. This estate home is situated on over 2 acres with a walkout setting. Stunning manicured grounds feature elegant pool and 2,300 square foot guest house. The walkout lower level has 2nd kitchen, dining and family rooms, billiards room, sauna, steam shower, full service bar, elevator, gym. 6 car garage. A very special home.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Gingerbread House: $12,000,000

This home is listed at $12,000,000 with Brown Harris Stevens.

DESCRIPTION: Nestled on a sprawl of prime sculpted real estate, it's both world-class and otherworldly. Known around the globe as "The Gingerbread House", it's the defining work of esteemed architect James Sarsfield Kennedy. Constructed of uncut stone, it's a leading example of the Arts and Crafts architecture. A prominent end-wall chimney punctuates the profile and references the crucial hearth within. The roof's rolled edges recall the picturesque thatched roofs of early English country manors. With acreage equaling 10 townhouse lots, the fenced grounds accommodate huge events. The exterior exudes raw elegance; the interior emits old-world grace with its flowing rooms and refined craftsmanship. Look closer, see embedded artwork throughout, pictorials set into walls, scenes on antique leaded windows. Arts and Crafts architecture celebrated tolerance and embraced nature. Oscar Wilde was inspired to tour 120 North American cities praising its ideals. No one forgets their visit to The Gingerbread House.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Water Mill South Compound: $19,995,000

This home is listed at $19,995,000 with Brown Harris Stevens.

DESCRIPTION: Behind private gates on one of Water Mills premiere south-of-the-highway lanes, this exquisite estate features a 12,000 square foot, 8 bedroom manor home of highest quality design and execution as well as breathtaking sunset views over a vast adjoining reserve. The spectacular 2.3 acre grounds are lushly planted with perennial gardens, mature trees, arbors of wisteria and a giant double privet hedge offering total and complete privacy. The luxurious oversized gunite pool is serviced by a proper pool house, and there is room for a regulation size tennis court. Also available, the adjacent 1.2 acre property featuring the Pin Wheel House, a modernist masterpiece designed and built in 1956 by renowned architect Peter Blake for himself and later renovated and expanded in keeping with the integrity of the original design. With its own pool, and the same amazing sunsets, the Pin Wheel House is offered only as part of the compound along with the main manor estate.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Beverly Park Contemporary: $25,000,000

This home is listed at $25,000,000 with Hilton & Hyland.

DESCRIPTION: The absolute best opportunity to purchase a pristine almost new Beverly Park compound in years. Trophy contemporary estate by the Landry Design Group sited on the highest elevation in Beverly Park. The free-flowing approx 20,000 square foot estate includes a new 6,100 square foot guest house plus 1,700 square foot bonus room at basement level, which is connected to the main house by a glass and stainless steel-columned bridge. There is a total of 11 bedroom/18 bath on 6.79 acres (over 2 acres level) with mountain views and city lights. This private hilltop setting's outdoor amenities include vast pristine lawns, large pool and paddle tennis court with pavilions.

Friday, August 12, 2011

An Austin Masterpiece: $12,000,000

This home is listed at $12,000,000 with Lewis Residential.

DESCRIPTION: Incredible Barton Creek landmark that took 5 years to complete. A seemingly endless list of custom features create an atmosphere of gratification. Interior plaster walls, artistically done, deep Mahogany moldings and baseboards, All metal light fixtures and railings were designed and custom crafted by a Salado, Texas artisan. All doorways are arched or have cathedral styling, all doors are custom made, all carved stone work is custom designed and handmade, the wood floors are all hand scraped using oak, mahogany and walnut creating an undeniable beauty and warmth. Lack of space is not a question as the luxury expands to the outdoors with many covered patios and outdoor areas. Outdoor kitchen and bar, with a 4 burner stove, refrigerator and sink, outdoor fireplace with sitting area, Large resort style heated diving pool and spa and cabana with snack bar. Another defining feature would be the multiple garages. With room for 7 to 8 cars, one is oversized to accommodate an RV or boat, another has lifts for under car parking. Enjoy the large workshop with extra shelving. It's hard to truly capture this grand estate in words.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Waterfront Townhouse: $8,500,000

This home is listed at $8,500,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: Baltimore's most extraordinary home! Detached 9,069 square foot 5 level, 6 bedroom double townhome literally on the Harbor with panoramic vistas. State-of-the-art systems and smart house technology, 85 foot open flow main level, gourmet kitchen, home theater, sauna, walls of glass, 5 stop elevator, multiple decks and 75 foot roof deck with spa, 4 car garage parking.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mission Hills Landmark: $1,825,000

This home is listed at $1,825,000 with Reece & Nichols.

DESCRIPTION: A notable Old Mission Hills landmark, this exquisite Georgian Colonial, built in 1913, features high ceilings, a stunning entry and formal living and dining rooms. Renovated kitchen with brick hearth, center island, granite counters and stainless appliances. Beautifully landscaped 1.5 acre grounds feature private tennis court, gazebo and brick patio.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Beautiful English Manor: $6,500,000

This home is listed at $6,500,000 with Long & Foster.

DESCRIPTION: Nestled on 4.43 prime acres, just a short walk to Wayne, is this incredibly crafted English Manor estate. Boasting a grand foyer, with impressive millwork, staircase and cathedral ceilings; a living room with fireplace; wet bar; office/study; laundry room; spectacular dining room with fireplace; lavish, professional kitchen with outstanding cabinetry; great room with fireplace; mud room; powder room, and full bathroom. Upstairs is a graciously appointed master suite with bedroom, sitting room, his and hers bathrooms, his and hers walk-in closets; and a partial kitchen; 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. The lower level is equally well appointed, offering a world-class wine cellar; partial kitchen; media area; game area; gym, and full bathroom. Completing the residence is a large in-law suite with partial kitchen and beautiful bathroom, and 6 car garage. The private grounds host a pool, tennis court, and beautiful gardens.