Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Exclusive Woodside Estate: $19,000,000

This home is listed at $19,000,000 with Gullixson.

DESCRIPTION: Positioned in the heart of central Woodside, this exclusive estate property offers the ultimate in privacy, magnificent grounds and gardens, and premier equestrian facilities. Comprised of 2 parcels totaling 6.88 acres, the setting combines sun-swept open spaces with shaded Zen gardens that weave a tapestry of color and fragrance amidst a series of ponds and rock waterfalls connecting the 2 parcels. Standing at the center is the grand main residence--a classic Colonial befitting an equestrian property of this magnitude. A dark-bottom swimming pool off the main residence is rimmed with boulders and rock waterfalls that meld into the landscape seamlessly connecting to ponds traversing the grounds and uniting the 2 parcels. Stepping stones across the water and paths of crushed stone transition from the main residence to a secluded guest house, beach volleyball court, and 1 of 2 exceptional barns with a total of 9 stalls, each with private turnout. Completing the property is a poolside cabana and detached 3 car garage. Enjoying a most prestigious address, the added benefit of this property is its access to top-rated Woodside School plus convenience to commute thoroughfares, Stanford University, and a choice of international airports just 25 minutes in either direction.

Monday, October 24, 2011

DanMar Manor: $19,000,000

This home is listed at $19,000,000 with Coleman Realty.

DESCRIPTION: DanMar Manor is the largest estate home (30,717 square feet) and lot (4 acres) located in Carlton Woods in The Woodlands. 8 unique bedroom suites with sitting areas, 2 one bedroom apartments with full kitchens and bath. Over 3,000 square feet master with sitting area and exercise spa with shampoo salon. 3 elevators including a custom glass/wrought iron birdcage elevator in the great room. Full catering kitchen with a a walk-in-cooler. Pool house with full kitchen, bath and fireplace. Home sold with hard furnishings.   

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gold Coast Masterpiece: $38,500,000

This home is listed at $38,500,000 with Pacific Union International.

DESCRIPTION: A legend in the making--a Gold Coast masterpiece. Clad in French limestone an exquisite Neoclassical style villa with stunning Golden Gate and Bay views, garden and a guest house with 19th century Italian tile roof comprise this unique compound spanning 2 lots from Broadway to Pacific. One of the world's finest residential addresses. Currently under construction, this property presents a unique opportunity to complete an architectural masterpiece in one of the City's most prestigious locations.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The John Blake House: $3,695,000

This home is listed at $3,695,000 with William Means Real Estate.

DESCRIPTION: The John Blake House possesses a wealth of late-Georgian and Federal details on both the exterior and interior with the latest Regency refinements. Circa 1800, this magnificent 3 story home features several timeless architectural assets: well-proportioned rooms with 12 foot ceilings, period dentil moldings and wainscoting, 6 beautifully detailed fireplaces, and private walled garden. The 19th century parterre is complimented by elaborate scrolled garden gates and brick privacy wall both original to the house. Inside, each room honors the historic heritage of the home and is complimented by many modern conveniences. The formal dining room and drawing room are both adorned with dentil molding, grand fireplaces, and tall windows that allow for an abundance of natural light. The chef's kitchen is fully equipped with a 5 burner Wolf gas range, 2 dishwashers, 3 ovens, SubZero refrigerator, and a wood-burning fireplace. The master and guest suites are located on the 2nd floor and boast fireplaces with native Charleston stone accents, full baths with marble floors and countertops, and garden-jetted bathtubs. The 3rd floor has 2 guest bedrooms and 1 full bath. A detached 2 car garage completes this historic masterpiece.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dramatic Teton Village Estate: $9,500,000

This home is listed for $9,500,000 with Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates.

DESCRIPTION: This beautiful custom home was finished last year and sits near the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Granite Ridge. Set back from the road against the southern edge of the property, the principal interior and exterior living spaces are arrayed along the length of the house to take advantage of dramatic mountain views to the north. The home is frame-built with a rugged material palette of fieldstone and chinked timber siding, while Douglas fir logs frame each entry. The interior is absolutely custom and original in every regard and detail. Beautiful custom furnishings are included. 4 bedrooms in the main home with a full guest apartment located with separate entry over the garage.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Timeless McLean Estate: $7,995,000

This home is listed at $7,995,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: Situated at the end of a private lane in McLean's most exclusive neighborhood, 1001 Dogue Hill is an extraordinary residence which has been meticulously restored for the current owners. Under the supervision of renowned designer, Daryl Carter, the interiors are flawless and reflect a bespoke, timeless elegance that will appeal to the most discerning buyers. The systems and technology throughout the residence are state of the art. The expansive grounds provide privacy and include a magnificent swimming pool, a classic outdoor pavilion and a private putting green. Also available unfurnished for $6,500,000.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Frank Gehry's Schnabel House: $11,995,000

This home is listed at $11,995,000 with Hilton & Hyland.

DESCRIPTION: Frank Gehry's Schnabel House, 1989. Chosen by Living Architecture as one of the 20 Greatest American Houses of the 20th Century, Gehry's Schnabel House has been meticulously restored and renovated with the master architect's guidance and with the highest degree of craftsmanship and purpose. Melding modern and luxurious technological amenities with the celebrated architect's profound artistic vision, creating a masterpiece rarely matched in a residential property. This iconic architectural home is a "village" of sculptural forms encompassing spaces that are multi-dimensional and complex, representing a maturation of Gehry's architectural vocabulary at the time. The home presents a synthesis of craft, material, textures and ideas in an extraordinary environment. Light and form are in constant flux as the day and seasons change. The private and gated grounds have been designed by award-winning Nancy Goslee Power & Associates and include an olive orchard, mature trees, a 3,000 square foot reflecting pond off the master bedroom, an Olympic-length lap pool, dining terraces and striking views of the play of sun and starlight on the Getty Museum. "This is the design I had fantasized about for my own house," Gehry has said. This unique offering is truly one of the greatest architectural works of art.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Olde Naples Oasis: $7,695,000

This home is listed at $7,695,000 with Gulf Coast International Properties.

DESCRIPTION: A spectacular West Indies home emphasizing southern sun and adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. Newly constructed with the utmost quality and luxury finishes available in today's market designed by a renowned interior designer. This masterpiece was built to preserve the near grade elevation. Entering through the Mahogany front door you'll find white oak flooring, complementing luxurious oak beams, vaults, and coffers throughout. Marvin windows and doors. Subzero, Wolf, and Miele appliances stand for the integrity of the kitchen, with Vermont soapstone on counters, carrera mosaic backsplash, and a gorgeous slab of honed Carrera Calcutta Marble split over the island. Travertine marbles, and Waterworks tiles complete the baths. Stained Cypress adorns the exterior, along with natural shell stone. Electric retractable screens and shutters protect the palatial outdoor living this home offers, inclusive of one of the largest pools in Olde Naples. Truly a "one off" custom beachside oasis.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gracious Period Home: $2,950,000

This home is listed at $2,950,000 with Pack Maynard & Associates Real Estate.

DESCRIPTION: Classic Maine cottage in prestigious Cape Arundel within walking distance to the beach, marinas, and Dock Square. This gracious period home has 8 bedrooms, 6 fireplaces, grand living room and dining room for entertaining, family room with private staircase and spacious eat- in kitchen with granite counters and cherry cabinets. There are several porches including a sun porch on the 1st floor topped by private porch off master suite and glorious deck with ocean views down the coast. This lovely home is privately set on 1 acre with detached 3 bay garage and mature perennial gardens. Spectacular!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Classic European Elegance: $17,950,000

This home is listed at $17,950,000 with Westside Estate Agency.

DESCRIPTION: Secluded behind iron gates up a long private driveway is one of the most beautiful and tasteful estates in prime Bel Air. Completely rebuilt in every detail with classic European elegance and state of the art details. Beautiful grounds, formal gardens, expansive lawns and spectacular pool area all overlooking incredible head on views of the Bel Air Country Club Golf Course. Grand public rooms--an incredible living room with conservatory, formal dining, 2 story paneled library, gourmet kitchen with open family room, full screening room, walk in wine cellar, truly amazing master suite and additional spectacular bedroom suites plus staff apartment. An incredible offering.