Friday, September 30, 2011

Murray Hill Carriage House: $13,950,000

This home is listed at $13,950,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: Behind the flamboyant Dutch Revival style facade of this historic carriage house built in 1902, is a brilliant 3 story contemporary interior with vast expanses of space, towering ceilings, and sun-filled sky lights. Built 25 by 100, the George S. Bowdoin Carriage House is described as an “exuberant gift to the block” by the American Institute of Architects, with its elaborate gable, whimsical horse and dog motifs, and original carriage doors. Inside, a soaring spiral staircase unites the loft-like space from ground floor to 3rd floor, which has a glass brick ceiling, allowing brilliant sunlight throughout, mingling with a "soft Vermeer light", as described by a previous owner. The layout includes a large reception area, 2 vast spaces (22 feet by 62 feet and 22 feet by 45 feet), wood burning fireplace, 2 spacious rooms with baths en suite, chef’s kitchen, powder room, and terrace. The carriage house has been used as a residence, art gallery, event space, and for Woody Allen’s film, "Whatever Works".

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Linda Isle Waterfront Home: $9,995,000

This home is listed at $9,995,000 with Teles Properties.

DESCRIPTION: Superb exclusive Linda Isle property located on a spacious lot at the northern tip of the Island. Approximately 113 feet on the bay with a large dock. Dock can be reconfigured to accommodate a large yacht. Designed by renowned architect Edward Giddings and featured in Architectural Digest, this unique home boasts separate guest quarters, pool, elevator, 4 fireplaces and forever bay and city lights views.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kailua Beachfront Estate: $14,000,000

This home is listed at $14,000,000 with Choi International.

DESCRIPTION: A luxury resort-style holiday home stretches across 41,924 square feet of land with 91 linear feet of white sandy beach frontage and stunning turquoise ocean views. The exceptional architectural design of this grand-sized 10,750 square foot residence was influenced by the world-famous Halekulani Resort in Waikiki. President Obama and family enjoyed the sun, sand and surf while staying at this beachfront retreat during their 2008 summer vacation. Offering an enviable Hawaiian island lifestyle with tropical flair, the 2 story estate was built specifically for a large family and is well suited for grand entertaining with potential for corporate functions. Extraordinary features include: spacious master suite with spa bathroom, office/den, and oceanfront lanai, 9 spacious bedroom suites with spa marble baths and private lanais, inner courtyard pool and spa surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, serene reflecting pools along walkways, workout room, large entertaining areas, formal dining room, huge children’s playroom, gourmet kitchen, and large separate caretaker’s residence. Come home to relaxing beach walks, panoramic sunrises, a fabulous swimming beach at your doorstep and Kailua’s beautiful turquoise ocean playground for wind and kite surfing, kayaking, paddling, surfing and more! A spectacular estate in turn-key condition, ready to move in the day of closing. If you are seeking a home for generations, you have found it here!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Modern Meets Tradition: $9,500,000

This home is listed at $9,500,000 with Saunders.

DESCRIPTION: Spectacular country retreat nestled on close to 10 acres with manicured grounds and mature trees offering beautifully appointed, modern, indoor and outdoor living spaces with every amenity. Large open rooms, oversized fireplaces and a one of a kind gourmet kitchen with its own wood burning fireplace and banquette for casual breakfasts and lunches. There are 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths including an en-suite master bedroom with a large balcony, fireplace and beautiful marble bathroom with a dressing room. The lower level has a media room, game room, a wine cellar and a guest room and bath. Additional features include a large covered porch and deck running the length of the house, over looking a rolling lawn and gunite pool to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Located 5 minutes to Southampton and Bridgehampton and 7 minutes to ocean beaches.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Time Warner Center Penthouse: $60,000,000

This home is listed at $60,000,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: Located on a penthouse floor of the legendary Time Warner Center, this approximately gross 4,350 square foot home offers 14-16 foot ceilings and 70 linear feet on Central Park as well unparalleled jet liner views of the entire city including the George Washington bridge, the East River, The Chrysler building, Empire State, Wall Street and Statue of Liberty and due west over the Hudson. A 40 foot great room has an adjacent 30 foot master bedroom suite with en suite double bath facing the park. Additionally, the home features 4 large bedrooms, 4.5 marble baths, a mahogany wood paneled library, and a huge media room/family room. There are 2 kitchens, the large main eat in kitchen is finished with verbena wood cabinets, marble floors, stainless steel top of the line appliances. There is another smaller kitchen off the media room. The Creston system controls all motorized window treatments, a full in-house stereo system, and a touch screen audio-visual system. 5 star living.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hilltop Splendor: $12,995,000

This home is listed at $12,995,000 with Houlihan Lawrence.

DESCRIPTION: Hilltop Splendor: Atop the highest point in Conyers Farm, the exclusive 1,500 acre enclave spanning Greenwich, CT and North Castle, NY, this majestic European manor is one of the most significant private residences to be offered in the region. Occupying a supremely private setting with a large outdoor pool, pool house and garaging for 7 cars, the gated 14 acres offer the perfect venue for grand living and entertaining. The main residence was designed by the esteemed architectural firm of Wadia Associates and has been magnificently rendered with the help of design professionals and craftsman from around the world. A palatial marble reception hall, sweeping staircase, lavishly detailed formal rooms, a paneled library, sunwashed conservatory, home theater, 2,500 bottle wine cellar and a spectacular l’orangerie and indoor pool inspired by France’s legendary Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat count among the many special highlights. Vast in scale, lavishly appointed yet eminently livable and inviting, the home’s additional amenities include extensive guest/staff quarters, elevator service, a home office complex and 24 hour community guard service. Ideally situated within 45 minutes of Manhattan, this breathtaking estate is convenient to nearby Greenwich, Armonk and Bedford and enjoys a Greenwich, CT post office address.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Unique Tiburon Home: $4,495,000

This home is listed at $4,495,000 with Pacific Union International.

DESCRIPTION: Travel down a private drive to find this beautifully designed retreat which affords impeccable privacy in a breathtaking setting. Fresh breezes and generous natural light produce an ambiance of total tranquility. This 2 bed/2 bath waterfront residence plus a 1 bed/1 bath guest house strikes an immediate impression. Vivid bay views provide a backdrop for most rooms, patios, decks and gardens.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

McLain Flats Estate: $18,750,000

This home is listed at $18,750,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: Brand new luxury estate on over 6 acres with breathtaking views of all 4 ski areas! The open and inviting floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 half baths, 10,460 square feet, reclaimed wood floors and timbers, granite and marble counters, dry stacked stone, gorgeous main floor master suite with his and her walk-in closets, master bath with spa tub, steam shower and dual vanities, large media room, study, exercise room, cozy family room adjacent to the gourmet kitchen, large windows throughout, multiple gas fireplaces, loads of storage space, state of the art safety systems, 805 square foot 3 car garage, hot tub, over 2,200 square feet of inviting patios for outdoor entertaining, and mature landscaping with streams and 2 ponds. The irrigated meadows and gentle topography are perfect for horses, a barn or caretaker's house is permitted, and there are water rights from the salvation ditch. Additional FAR of 1,354 square feet is available.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lakefront Orlando Estate: $3,700,000

This home is listed at $3,700,000 with Regal Real Estate Professionals.

DESCRIPTION: 3 story Butler Chain lake front masterpiece. You will know you've arrived as you travel down your 200 foot long brick paver drive framed by over an acre of lushly landscaped grounds. As you open the solid mahogany front door your eyes are greeted by spectacular views of the Butler Chain and a towering 2 story grand salon with beautiful marble columns and a stone fireplace. The exquisite 2 story master suite features a sitting lounge, spiral staircase to a 2nd floor fitness room and a massive spa bath with floor to ceiling marble, onyx countertops, and top of the line fixtures. The chefs kitchen features beautiful granite surfaces, gorgeous custom cabinetry, Thermador appliances, Sub Zero refrigerator, and a large walk in pantry. Owners will fall in love with features like a private elevator, 7 large bedrooms, 8 baths, 2nd kitchen, home theater, 2nd master suite, and 4th floor observation tower. This home is an entertainers dream, from the resort style infinity edge pool with travertine marble patio to the huge 3rd floor veranda with serving area, refrigerator, and outdoor fireplace. This home is new and never lived in so don't miss the extraordinary opportunity to own one of the last new Butler Chain homes in Dr. Phillips. Less than 5 minutes from restaurant row, minutes to luxury boutiques, and close proximity to all of the area theme parks the location of this one of a kind 8,000 square foot home simply can't be beat.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Bergdoll Mansion: $6,995,000

This home is listed at $6,995,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: The Bergdoll Mansion is one of Philadelphia's most stunning residences. The circa 1882 Italianate style home in the heart of the Art Museum area is built of classic, smooth brownstone block. The approximately 14,000 square foot interior has been lovingly and meticulously restored including all plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electric. Highlights include, a formal drawing room--formally the ballroom, a massive dining room, an exquisite library, and a delightful sunroom, which leads out onto the gardens. There are 2 cooks kitchens, one for the home cook and one for entertaining. The entire property is fenced and has a courtyard that can accommodate 8 cars. The architectural details are too numerous to recount but include mosaic tile, ceiling frescoes, carved mahogany woodwork, ornamental plaster, and gilded bronze and onyx details. This home provides the life style of European estate and the comforts of 2010.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bond Street Townhouse: $14,950,000

This home is listed at $14,950,000 with Prudential.

DESCRIPTION: In a historic neighborhood containing the most impressive cast iron buildings in the world, Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog and de Meuron created an instant landmark with 40 Bond Street. Exquisitely renovated 25 foot wide, 3,739 square foot triplex townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, and private gated entrance. Generously proportioned 23 foot by 32 foot great room with dual gas/wood-burning fireplace designed by the architects. Dining room and eat-in kitchen include 24 foot wide sliding glass doors providing a seamless transition to the 24 foot by 44 foot fully landscaped private formal garden, featuring decorative wall with marble fireplace, ornamental pear trees, and exterior lighting throughout. Windowed master suite overlooking the garden includes wet room in Corian embossed with the building's signature graffiti pattern. The entire lower level is devoted to the media room, outfitted with projector system, marble bar, and storage. Floor through plan with north and south exposures. Operable floor to ceiling windows. Floors, kitchen, and master bathroom finished in Austrian smoked oak. Fully integrated custom lighting, sound, and window shades throughout by Crestron. 24 hour concierge and fitness room.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Beautiful Koko Kai Villa: $8,000,000

This home is listed at $8,000,000 with Choi International.

DESCRIPTION: Deep blue and turquoise shades of the sparkling Pacific Ocean enhance the setting for a spectacular Mediterranean seaside villa located in the prestigious Koko Kai neighborhood in East Honolulu. Inspired by majestic villa properties in the South of France and California’s coveted Santa Barbara area, the home's 2002 remodel combined stately architecture and gorgeous island scenery to create a most desired island estate property. Privately situated behind custom entry gates, the villa offers ocean and coastline views from 3 levels of spacious living areas where tall glass-paneled doors fold back to enjoy warm trade winds and sunny vistas. Truly designed for entertaining and relaxing with infinity pool and spa, media room, wine tasting room, game room, exercise room, formal and casual dining areas, gourmet kitchen, and shaded lanais. Private steps lead from the property to stunning coastline coves for exploring and close-up views of Hawaii’s sea life. Near shopping and fine dining, and a short drive to Waikiki.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Handsome Greenwich Georgian: $5,200,000

This home is listed at $5,200,000 with David Ogilvy & Associates.

DESCRIPTION: Belgian block lines the driveway leading to the entrance circle. The columned portico shelters the front door with a lovely fanlight and divided sidelights opening to the 2 story center hall with beautiful wainscoted paneling, a curved balcony at the upstairs landing and 1 of 2 powder rooms. The formal living room with a fireplace adjoins the richly paneled library also with a fireplace--these rooms each with 2 exposures and long windows open to each other for easy flow while entertaining. The formal dining room is very generous and it opens to the butler's pantry with a wine cave. The fabulous family room with a fireplace, elaborate built-ins and a high tray ceiling adjoins the very large country kitchen with a center island with stools and a casual dining area--both rooms with french doors to a terrace overlook the garden and the pool with wonderful western afternoon light and ideal vantage points for watching children at play. The mudroom has an entrance to the service door and it adjoins the laundry room and the 3 car garage. Upstairs is the beautiful master suite with a sitting room, 2 walk-in, fitted closets and a luxurious airy bathroom with a whirlpool tub and a separate glass-walled shower. There are 4 additional en suite bedrooms, including a sumptuous guest suite, also with a sitting room, secondary back stairs access and a stairway to the 3 floor with a playroom, an en suite 6th bedroom, a huge cedar closet and a hidden office. The basement is enormous with a high ceiling, plumbing connections for a future bathroom and ample area for a home theater, an exercise room, wine cellar and great storage. Decorated with flair and style, this superb home with high ceilings, large-scale windows and lovely detailing is in move-in condition in the ideal location for schools and town.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Exclusive Indian Creek: $60,000,000

This home is listed at $60,000,000 with Coldwell Banker.

DESCRIPTION: Ultra luxury living for the new decade! This will be the most expensive home in Miami history featuring light filtering louvered walls, entertainment and full catering kitchen, certified green house, rooftop lawn and Jacuzzi, outdoor cascade, panic room, wine cellar, servant room, chromotherapy spa and massage room, dramatic library, elevator, 100 foot resort pool, 7 limo size car garage. This home will leave you speechless. Located on the exclusive island of Indian Creek.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Impressive Cape Cod Retreat: $4,800,000

This home is listed at $4,800,000 with Robert Paul Properties.

DESCRIPTION: This impressive custom built 5 bedroom home is perfectly poised to take advantage of the breathtaking views of Sandy Neck, Cape Cod Bay and beyond. The first floor features formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen, screened porch  and a luxurious master suite which is a private oasis from the additional 4 bedroom suites on the second floor. Completing the interior is a finished lower level with a media room, game room and room for overflow guests. Sited on 4.4 acres, with association beach, the exterior is accentuated with an in-ground pool and multiple decks. Highlights of the residence include radiant heat and surround sound throughout, a whole house generator, an attached 3 car garage and detached 2 car garage. The home is distinguished by its uncompromising quality, expert craftsmanship and the visual connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Southern California Lifestyle: $7,495,000

This home is listed at $7,495,000 with Hilton & Hyland.

DESCRIPTION: Exceptional mediterranean contemporary estate recently completed in prime Beverly Hills flats location. This exquisite estate features a grand open plan built for entertaining and includes top of the line designer details. Large living and dining area, gourmet chef's kitchen with attached "great room", study, gym, game and media room comprise the nearly 10,000 square foot estate. Luxurious master suite with spa like bathroom, great walk in closets and large balcony. Professionally landscaped grounds include large sunny swimmers pool, spa, and exterior dining/living pavilions perfect to enjoy the best of the Southern California lifestyle.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Spectacular Savannah Estate: $4,900,000

This home is listed at $4,900,000 with Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates.

DESCRIPTION: This premier waterfront estate is possibly the most spectacular waterfront estate in the Savannah/Charleston area. It is located on the gated, private 180 acre island of Turner’s Rock, one of the area’s most exclusive and sought after communities, where there are only 14 homeowners. Most properties are inherited and rarely change hands. This incredibly private estate has an absolutely gorgeous park-like setting with beautiful lawn, mature oaks, pines, and camellias. It has 10.7 acres of high ground, and the property is bounded on the east and south by over 1.4 miles of deep water on Turners Creek with 15 feet at the dock at low tide. The dock has presently over 300 linear feet of dock space. The main house features a living room with 15 foot ceilings with Palladian windows looking out on a sprawling lawn, marsh, and creek. The light and airy professional kitchen has top of the line appliances. The spacious master bedroom suite includes a large double master bath with sauna. This house is designed for ultimate entertaining and family gatherings. The guest cottage features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. There is a double RV garage, 2 boat houses, 50 foot swimming pool, and a brick oyster pit with wet bar and lighting. This very exclusive private estate with incredible views is superbly located 15 minutes from historic downtown Savannah, 35 minutes from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, 5 minutes from convenient shopping on Wilmington Island and 5 miles by water to the Atlantic Ocean.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Henman House: $7,950,000

This home is listed at $7,950,000 with Hurwitz James Company.

DESCRIPTION: Gated and private custom Ed Niles glass and steel Malibu estate on 16.9 acres framed by manicured lawns and mountain top/ocean views. Stainless steel and glass panels wrap around the entire home into the interior with gorgeous fossilized limestone tiles and 22 foot cathedral skylight ceilings. The gourmet kitchen features a black diamond fireplace and limestone view deck with a built-in BBQ/kitchen that connects to the family room. The bright and private master suite features surround sound, private patio/lawn with panoramic views and a luxurious bath with an abundance of storage. On the other side of the house are the 2 bedrooms with 200 square foot lofts, an office or study with an en suite bath and the living room. The estate features custom indoor and out lighting throughout. The backyard is truly special, with a 60 by 12 foot pool surrounded by a large grassy yard, a pool side office with full bath and brand new sauna, and stairs down to a 50 foot helipad composed of a thick grassy lawn that is also the perfect driving range. 25 car parking, separate guest house, dog run and room to put a tennis court or stables. This property has also been featured in numerous television and motion picture films.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Claremont: $10,800,000

This home is listed at $10,800,000 with Turpin Realtors.

DESCRIPTION: Comprising 70 acres atop Bernardsville Mountain and commanding views as far as Manhattan, Claremont is an exceptional estate by any measure. But it is equally noteworthy for its distinguished heritage; Claremont was designed by and became the summer home of the renowned architect George Brown Post (1837-1913). Known as “the father of the tall building in New York” Post’s commissions had substantial impact on the skyline he viewed from Claremont’s privileged stage. And in the surrounding mountain colony, the firm of George Post and Sons built or altered up to 30 country houses making a profound imprint on a period of residential architecture that came to be known as the gilded age of the Somerset Hills. Classically designed and richly embellished, Claremont’s Neo-Federal-styled mansion captures our wonder as it visually delights. A stone courtyard presents the residence clad with slate roof and stucco-covered stone trimmed with terracotta. Its rounded lines, Corinthian columns, elegant proportions and Beaux-Arts detail are signature Post. Double glass doors provide entry to the wide, marble-floored center hall. Imposing ceiling heights, exquisite moldings, expansive windows and elegant fireplaces grace its commodious gathering spaces including formal living and dining room, library and den. From the center hall a grand staircase sweeps to the 2nd floor where the Palladian window-wall frames arresting views to the 2 story portico, terraced gardens and distant valleys. Included at this upper level is the master suite with bedroom, sitting and dressing room; 4 en suite bedrooms, and extensive staff quarters. Complementing the home is a full walk-up attic and full basement with exterior entrance. The estate also affords a charming guest cottage and beautiful shingle-style carriage house with apartment. Claremont has remained in the Post Family except for the period 1940-49 when it was owned by the Russian Prince and concert pianist George Chavchavadze and his wife. Together the hospitable couple hosted internationally recognized artists, writers, musicians and the socially prominent adding yet another fascinating chapter to the home’s storied history. Honoring its distinctive architectural and artistic heritage, the home has been exceptionally maintained and remains today one of the Somerset Hills’ most revered examples of the work of its widely known and respected architect.

Walker Street Oasis: $5,995,000

This home is listed at $5,995,000 with Brown Harris Stevens.

DESCRIPTION: Presenting a 50 foot wide, 3,200 square foot duplex, boasting a 1,600 square foot yard. The 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom interior includes a sauna, 3 person steam shower, Crestron systemand Lutron lighting. The Varenna kitchen is complete with Miele appliances, a Subzero fridge, a built-in cappuccino/coffee maker and a full size wine cooler. In your private backyard, you will be pleased to find an inground pool and Jacuzzi. This outdoor oasis is ideal for entertaining and is conveniently located just off the kitchen and living room. 51 Walker street is a luxury condominium completed in 2007. This boutique building has only 14 units and is very private. Amenities include a virtual doorman, package room and gym. Incredibly low monthlies. Call now and enjoy your pool in time for summer!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Soft Contemporary Architecture: $9,995,000

This home is listed at $9,995,000 with Coldwell Banker.

DESCRIPTION: Imagine floating high above a white sandy beach and cove below, with breathtaking views of the Pacific, Laguna Beach coastline and beyond. This exquisite, singular, private oceanfront residence is the embodiment of the best of soft contemporary architecture and elevates living and entertaining to an art form. Premium fixtures and custom finishes abound where disappearing walls of glass seamlessly open to terraces with extraordinary views, unforgettable sunsets, and sounds of the crashing surf. Access to the broad beach below is through a secured staircase. The stylish floorplan also includes a Gaggenau gourmet kitchen, office, meditation area, family room (with fireplace) and game room. The upper level master bedroom has 180 degree views. All bedrooms are en suite and feature Philippe Starck fixtures. A state-of-the-art garage with a commercial-grade hydraulic lift with subterranean parking showcases your car as an art installation. Home is not visible from street--unbelievable 'secret' entry!

Historic French Country Estate: $6,825,000

This home is listed at $6,825,000 with Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors.

DESCRIPTION: One of Lake Forest's most beloved historic homes, seamlessly transformed to fulfill the needs of today's family. French Country residence of stone facade, on 3 acres, with pool and coachhouse. Complete remodel of kitchen (amazing!) and all baths (gorgeous!) in 2006-07. Outstanding attention to detail, function and style. As comfortable as it is elegant. Lives like a new home, wrapped in history and quality.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Oceanfront Italianate Estate: $15,650,000

This home is listed at $15,650,000 with Premier Estate Properties.

DESCRIPTION: Among the region’s finest properties, this magnificent estate graces exclusive oceanfront grounds in Highland Beach’s Estate Section, commanding glorious views of the open Atlantic. The manicured and expansive tropical grounds gently slope to the beach along 100 feet of Highland Beach shoreline. This Italianate-style villa is entered through iron gates at the drive-through carriage/guest house, leading to a formal motor court with fountain. Introduced by a grand foyer, the 8 bedroom Highland Beach residence comprises 17,804 total square feet, lavished with modern appointments. Comfortably scaled rooms along with rich hardwoods, stone and new furnishings by award-winning Marc Michaels Interior Design. Complete with summer Kitchen, a loggia adjoins the pool, all overlooking the exquisite beach and ocean beyond. Affording unparalleled oceanfront living, this property represents an exceptional offering.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Villa Montana: $35,000,000

This home is listed at $35,000,000 with Pacific Union International.

DESCRIPTION: Beauty, grace and integrity. As football legend Joe Montana states it best, I can't think of a better expression of art, architecture, and celebration of California's Wine Country and equestrian lifestyle than Villa Montana. Truly a one of a kind estate, Villa Montana consists of a guest house, caretakers unit, pool and spa, private pond, basketball court, bocce ball court, skeet shooting range, an olive farm, and professional grade equestrian stable.

Shingle Style Denver Residence: $4,200,000

This home is listed at $4,200,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: This stunningly beautiful shingle-style residence is now available for the discerning buyer. Inspired by the Hamptons, this home boasts pastoral views from every window. Sited on 2.4 acres of lushly landscaped grounds, this home features a soaring entry, formal living room, library, dining room, gourmet kitchen and a finished walk-out lower level. The grounds include a circular drive and motorcourt, 5 car garage, separate guest cottage, pool and an expansive lawn for family fun or entertaining!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kerrwood: $7,500,000

This home is listed at $7,500,000 with LandVest.

DESCRIPTION: Redesigned and reconfigured by nationally known architect Michael Quinn, Kerrwood exemplifies luxurious yet comfortable living with attention to detail and craftsmanship throughout. Located on Blue Hill Harbor, the residence includes 5 en suite bedrooms with numerous adjoining dens and sitting areas. A fully accommodated guest house affords additional living space or a caretaker residence. The barn, with its elegant library and offices above, add a gracious and quiet workspace. The main room in the cavernous barn can be used for car storage or double as a wonderful room for a large casual summer reception. Included with this magnificent property are many amenities, including a passenger elevator, 2 garages, a deepwater dock with 4 moorings, and extensive award-winning landscaping and stonework with numerous garden settings. Welcoming and private, Kerrwood is unsurpassed.

Spring Creek Ranch Estate: $6,950,000

This home is listed at $6,950,000 with Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates.

DESCRIPTION: A home of rare quality and style. A must-see for the discerning buyer. Impeccable design, detail and construction. 4 full suites, dramatic great room, exercise room, professional kitchen, home theater, abundant deck space, home office, bonus space and too many special features to mention. Located at Spring Creek Ranch on East Gros Ventre Butte. Premier 1.46 acre parcel, Teton view and outstanding views of Teton Range and valley below. This parcel sits in the middle portion of Spring Creek Ranch, affording the utmost in privacy and the convenience of being close to amenities. Dedicated open space surrounds the parcel and its elevated position creates a dramatic setting.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Renovated Gibson Island Home: $2,235,000

This home is listed at $2,235,000 with Coldwell Banker.

DESCRIPTION: Spectacular expanded/renovated (2004) 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath Nantucket style custom home. Vestibule and entry hall open to sitting room with fireplace, great room with fireplace, formal dining room, custom gourmet kitchen with granite and breakfast room adjacent family room, den, 1st floor bedroom and bath. Stunning master bedroom suite with fireplace, marble bath and  custom walk-in. Finest details, millwork, custom finishes and lighting. Huge Ipe deck, glorious landscaping and gardens.

Stunning Mediterranean Villa: $63,000,000

This home is listed at $63,000,000 with Westside Estate Agency.

DESCRIPTION: Set on nearly 20 acres overlooking the city and just 5 minutes from the Beverly Hills Hotel, this stunning Mediterranean Villa in Benedict Canyon captures the warmth and beauty of Southern California living. The property almost defies description with 30,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 13 full baths and 9 half baths, 9 fireplaces, an elevator, garage and motor court to accommodate 27 cars, staff quarters offering 3 bedrooms and separate full kitchen. The interiors have been designed for modern lifestyles, yet pay homage to timeless European elegance, which include a formal living room, dining room, library, commercial-grade gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, family room, gym, game room, projection screening room, wine cellar and dining room. Offering a perfect setting for an outdoor soiree, the grounds inspire the kind of serenity found in the world’s most secluded villas with immaculate lawns and gardens, orchards, fountains, a mosaic-tiled swimming pool, outdoor pavilion, pool house with kitchen and pizza oven, tennis court and pavilion, walking paths and a view to envy.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Prestigious Fifth Avenue: $7,995,000

This home is listed at $7,995,000 with Gumley Haft Kleier.

DESCRIPTION: Priceless park, reservoir and south-facing views. Luxurious 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home with 70 feet of exposure on 5th Avenue. The living room, dining room and library face Central Park and overlook the entire reservoir. In addition the dining room offers unobstructed Southern views that sparkle at night. The double master bedroom faces the park as well. It features wonderful walk-in closet space and many built-ins. Across are the 2nd bedroom, office and bath. The large, modern, center island, eat-in kitchen faces South. Off the kitchen there is a maid's room/study with en suite bath, as well as a separate laundry area. There is an additional maid's room on the 6th floor included in the price. 1080 Fifth Avenue is a full service luxury coop. Pied-a-terre permitted, however no pets allowed.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Waterwood Estate: $19,500,000

This home is listed at $19,500,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: The Waterwood Estate is a one of a kind masterpiece. The 160 acre estate includes a 38,000 custom designed residence, a marina, and 1 mile of sprawling beachfront. The property has never before been shown or seen by the public, until now. This Estate has been long admired from its commanding position on the beach overlooking one of the countries Great Lakes, Lake Erie and is surrounded by waterfall fountains, ponds, and excavated hills ensuring complete seclusion. Attention to detail, quality and design were foremost when designing this 38,000 square foot residence. A custom masonry template was destroyed after completion to ensure the design would never be duplicated. Walls of windows create 360 degree views of this immaculately landscaped and designed property. This 2 story residence features 37 rooms (100 rooms if you include mechanical and storage), including 5 bedrooms, 16 baths, 3 kitchens and 2 kitchenettes, 9 fireplaces, a wine grotto, a sauna, 2 passenger elevators, and a 40 foot long lap pool and a 20 foot round indoor pool. For the car enthusiast there is ample parking and garage and parking pads as well as a 2 car garage with a rotating floor so there is never a need to back your car out. The heliport is an additional amenity that makes this home so remarkable. The lower level features many rooms including a ballet room, exercise room, family room, guest suite, private barber shop, and much more. The lower level wine grotto leads to an open lift that is capable of elevating through a roof oculus where you can enjoy your evening glass of wine while being elevated to take in the panoramic views of Lake Erie. Not only are views spectacular from the wine grotto, but also from the dining room, which has a rotating floor allowing all dinner guests a view of the water. It goes without saying that this property is unlike any other.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Elegant Phoenix Estate: $1,650,000

This home is listed at $1,650,000 with Ventana Fine Properties.

DESCRIPTION: This home sits above the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Golf Club, backs a preserve and offers views unlike many others. Finishes in this home are like no other in the area. The large gourmet kitchen and great room open up to an expansive covered patio overlooking the Golf Club and negative edge pool below. With Venetian plaster and ceiling details enhancing the beauty of this home giving it all the elegance you are looking for, with the warmth and comfort that make this house a home. The master bedroom sits on the main floor along with the great room, kitchen, dining room, 2 secondary bedrooms and kids study/play room. The walk-out basement level of this home is a true entertainers dream. With a huge TV/game room, separate theater, large wet bar opening to the outdoor kitchen, 2nd covered patio and negative edge pool.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Golden Gate Point Penthouse: $5,950,000

This home is listed at $5,950,000 with Coldwell Banker.

DESCRIPTION: Premier penthouse on fashionable Golden Gate Point has redefined perfection! This apartment is strategically placed to capture the most amazing shimmering city lights, views of the deep blue bay waters, and nightly golden sunsets from the many expansive terraces that are ideal for entertaining. This magnificent 4 bedroom 5,585 square foot apartment with his and her studies lives like a home, yet is fully equipped for a lifestyle of year-round vacationing with a private 20 by 65 boat dock, outdoor summer kitchen with gas grill, full main bar, 2 wet bars, theater/media room, and a climate controlled wine "cellar" with separate tasting counter. Arrive by elevator to the private lobby where your senses will begin to tingle immediately at the sight of interior spaces overflowing with superior quality of design, workmanship, and the finest attention to every imaginable detail; even the 11 foot "themed" tray and coffered ceilings are all custom-finished! Glamorous faux painted walls and decorative brickwork gives unique flair. Travertine marble floors laid in a giant Ashler pattern and numerous custom wood built-ins and archways combine with imported Italian walnut flooring and Spanish cedar doors to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Features also include a gas fireplace and stainless steel Dacor/Sub-Zero, and Miele appliances in the lavish cooks dream kitchen with rising island television. Impact resistant windows and a spacious 2 car garage with extra storage. A must see!

Slopeside Sophistication: $19,500,000

This home is listed at $19,500,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: This amazing 18,500 square foot estate resides on 7 acres in The Colony. The main home has 3 bedroom suites and there is an attached 5 bedroom guest house. The living room is enhanced by down valley views, vaulted ceiling and limestone fireplace. The floors are warm cherry wood and there are Douglas Fir accents throughout. A gourmet chef's dream comes to life in the fully outfitted kitchen. Large events can be prepped and staged in the butler's pantry with its own Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, 2 Kitchen Aid dishwashers and a Viking range with 6 burners. There is an amazing indoor 25 meter pool with automatic cover, Jacuzzi and a waterfall feature on the lower level. There is a ski prep room, fitness room and theatre as well as a family room complete with billiards. A private master suite occupies the entire top level. All outdoor decks and patios are heated. There is space for 6 cars.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Old World Katonah Estate: $15,000,000

This home is listed at $15,000,000 with Houlihan Lawrence.

DESCRIPTION: One of Bedford's finest estates on Hook Road. New construction with old world charm. 12 gorgeous acres with southern exposure, beautiful old trees and sweeping lawns. 12,500 square feet of the highest quality. Extraordinary attention to detail and design. First floor master with fabulous bath. 4 additional bedroom suites. Millwork, hardwood floors, elevator, French doors, high ceiling, crown molding, 6 fireplaces. Pool, poolhouse, caretaker's cottage, barn, car barn for 6 cars with lifts and wash bay.