Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pottery House: $4,750,000

This home is listed at $4,750,000 with Santa Fe Properties.

DESCRIPTION: The finest adobe residence ever designed, the 'Pottery House' based on a design by Frank Lloyd Wright will embrace you with every supple curve. From the arched patio doors to the low profile valance lighting throughout, each detail is intoned by America's most famous architect. This is the only adobe structure ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the sense of purpose in the use of materials and siting is truly unique. Simply put, this is the rarest of opportunities. Over 5,000 square feet of residence perch above Santa Fe, less than 2 miles from the historic plaza. Located on its own promontory, the house offers unobstructed views in every direction, while maintaining extreme privacy and discretion. The heated pool replete with a meandering canal leading to the interior of the home possesses views of the lush foothills graced with dense forest and the horizon beyond. The main house is comprised of 3-4 bedrooms and 4 full baths, an unrivaled great room, full kitchen plus breakfast nook, detached caretaker's quarters.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Katharine Lee Bates House: $995,000

This home is listed at $995,000 with LandVest.

DESCRIPTION: This historic and completely renovated property was the birthplace in 1859 of Katharine Lee Bates, author of America the Beautiful. Built circa 1810, the property was purchased from the Falmouth Historical Society in 2008 and renovated from 2008-2010 to the highest standards by C.H. Newton Builders, Inc., one of the most highly regarded builders on Cape Cod and in greater Boston. The residence consists of 2,364 square feet of finished space with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new kitchen with top of the line appliances, new wiring and utilities including air conditioning, new cedar shake roof, insulation, and a new garage and storage building. The 0.25 acre lot features a gravel driveway to the back with extra parking and handsome landscaping. It is near the Falmouth village green and convenient to shops and restaurants. This is an ideal year round residence in a community that offers the best of year round and summer time amenities.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

North Slope Townhouse: $3,750,000

This home is listed at $3,750,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: This spectacular 1880s North Slope townhouse, at 20 feet wide with 4 stories plus a finished cellar, has been impeccably renovated to perfection. Every modern amenity has been added, while a complete restoration has preserved the integrity of the home’s original details. An open double parlor, beautiful (but not fussy) plaster cornices and medallions, aged pine floors, and 7 restored limestone mantels are just a few of the special details of this magnificent house. The casually chic home boasts 7 bedrooms, 3.5 luxuriously appointed baths, an eat in cook’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, large private terrace off the master bedroom and a cellar that has been converted to a media room for entertaining. The ground-up renovation includes all new mechanicals, electric and plumbing, 3 zone CAC, new rear facade and roof. The house has a landscaped, irrigated South facing rear garden anchored by a mature Dogwood tree. Currently set up as a 2 family with renovated garden rental apartment.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Celebrity Villa: $6,950,000

This home is listed at $6,950,000 with Hurwitz James Company.

DESCRIPTION: Spectacular, private celebrity villa set behind gates in prestigious Brentwood. From the moment you enter this exquisite home’s grand entryway, you appreciate the unequaled quality of design and custom finishes, from the textured walls to crown moldings and warm colors. Featuring 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 2 powder rooms including a fabulous master suite with sitting area, fireplace, balcony, his/her baths, steam/dual shower and large his/her walk-in closets. The grand scale living room has a fantastic open layout, fireplace, raised ceilings and abundant natural light. A true entertainer's delight with a fully equipped chef's kitchen and center island, all Viking stainless steel appliances, wet and dry butlers' pantries, adjacent elegant formal dining room, delightful breakfast room and incredible indoor/outdoor flow to the over-sized deck overlooking the pool, spa and yard. Special features include 2 separate dens, wet bar, cozy theater room, separate maids quarters, elevator and double-gated garage. A perfect blend of luxury and comfort at its finest.