Corcoran’s A-List
December 2021

by INHABIT EDITORS

A monthly showcase of the most spectacular listings across the Corcoran network.

From the East Coast to the West and everywhere in between, enjoy our survey of Corcoran’s most incredible listings across the country and beyond. Taking center stage this month: two Manhattan masterpieces with amenities that make a splash, a modern Victorian in New York’s Rockland County, a century-old Colonial in Los Angeles, and a spacious equestrian estate in North Carolina.

New York City

What’s Here: A timeless piece of defined elegance on the Upper West Side, originally designed by prominent row house architect Gilbert A. Schellenger (for developer George Rudell) in 1891. The parlor level boasts double-height ceilings, abundant natural light, and multiple fireplaces. Bedrooms and private spaces fill the upper floors, accented with bay windows, hardwood paneling, and other details that lend an ageless quality. There are endless nooks to discover and settle into.

What We Love: The finished basement, with its indoor pool and hot tub. With high ceilings, a home gym, and wine storage to boot down there, people will forgive you for morphing into something of a cellar dweller.

Represented By: Carrie C. ChiangSpencer Ting, and Alejandra Rivelis Ting of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

List: $18,700,000.

What’s Here: Treat yourself to terraces, terraces, and more terraces on a one-block street near the Hudson. At this modern duplex penthouse, you’ll find three: one off the living room, one attached to a bedroom suite, and one on the roof. All add a degree of freshness—be it al fresco dining, lush landscaping, or city and waterfront vistas—to an already stunning home awash in natural light throughout. The rooftop terrace shines with a pergola-covered seating area, a hot tub, and a beyond fully equipped outdoor kitchen.

What We Love: You’ll be at the crossroads of Greenwich VillageSoHo, and Tribeca, leaving so much NYC greatness to explore—in a location as ideal as they come—right outside the front door.

Represented By: Cathy FranklinAlexis BodenheimerJamie Hannon, and Nika Kneitschel of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

List: $9,300,000.

What’s Here: A c.1846 Greek Revival brownstone cultivating historic tradition for the modern Brooklynite. Sun shines through a pair of skylights on the top floor and descends to the parlor level via a custom side staircase, bathing the home in a welcoming glow. Whether spreading out in the garden level great room—or in the back garden—dining under vaulted ceilings, or relaxing in the full-floor primary suite, there is a limitless charm existing up-and-down this Brooklyn Heights home.

What We Love: Multiple rooms, natural light, and the border between indoors and out converge on the herringbone floors of the windowed kitchen, where your mise will always be en place thanks to top-notch appliances, a coffee bar, and a marble-topped island. Cook inside, serve outside on the terrace—the space is yours to maximize.

Represented By: Karen Talbott and Kyle Talbott of Corcoran’s Park Slope Union Office.

List: $14,950,000.

East End

What’s Here: Mid-century modernity on the shores of Mill Pond. This striking c.1960 residence has undergone a complete renovation, bringing the upgraded equipment of smart home features, custom lighting, and top-of-the-line appliances. Two of the four bedrooms face the pond and have private porches to soak up those calming views. Or, if you’re feeling more social, take it all in from the peaceful back deck.

What We Love: Natural light will never be in short supply, as a fleet of oversized windows ensure the interior never loses its luster. In the glorious living room, floor-to-ceiling glass means enjoying Mill Pond sunsets from beside the warmth of a wood-burning fireplace.

Represented By: Frederick A. WallenmaierJohn Frangeskos, and Peter Huffine of Corcoran’s Bridgehampton Office.

List: $4,650,000.

Hudson Valley

What’s Here:  This 10+ acre modern masterpiece-on-Hudson (read our full feature) could never be built again, as current zoning rules require that homes be built at least 100 feet from the water. In addition, the land across the river is in conservation, guaranteeing the open, unspoiled views in perpetuity. Designed by architect Lee Ledbetter, the 14,800-square-foot house was designed to feel like it’s floating on the river (though anchored with concrete footings, some in the riverbed), complete with stunning views inside and out.

What We Love: In addition to the main five bedroom residence, there is a staff apartment, a 2,500-square-foot guest house, a garage with a carwash, and a helicopter landing pad and a dock, for arrivals by air or water. There’s also an indoor and an outdoor pool.

Represented By: Karolina Czekaj, Jason Karadus, and Laurel Kerr of Corcoran Country Living.

List: $45,000,000.

What’s Here: A fairytale five-story Victorian you’d never guess was built in 2002, standing tall in the absolute center of Nyack. Inside, you’ll find five bedrooms, as well as intricate hardwood floors, tall bay and bow windows, and curved walls. Each floor has a balcony with unusual nooks and details that are perfect for enjoying the views of the Hudson River and the surrounding mountains, especially in the morning and at sunset. 

What We Love: All of the details on the exterior of the house really make it stand out, particularly the half turrets embedded throughout, the unusual roof tiling, the stone detailing on the lower part of the house, and the ornate gingerbread trim.

Represented By: Ryan Paige and Adam Blankfort of Corcoran Baer & McIntosh.

List: $995,000.

South Florida

What’s Here: A full-floor penthouse atop the North Tower of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Grove at Grand Bay. This six-bed condo encompasses 11,000 square feet—the largest single-level home of its kind in Miami Beach—occupying an entire slice of the sky. Those who love to entertain will be in paradise with four distinct sitting areas, a wraparound terrace, and even a home theater from which to treat their guests.

What We Love: The primary suite carves out quite the space for itself, with a full dressing room, substantial marble bath, midnight kitchen, panoramic bedroom views, and the health-minded trifecta of a gym, massage room, and saunas—both wet and dry.

Represented By: Julian Johnston of Corcoran’s Miami Beach Office.

List: $20,000,000.

Central Florida

What’s Here: 6,345 square feet of Spanish Colonial charm, sited on a corner lot—on a quiet cul-de-sac—in the Alaqua Lakes community. This home has a flexible floor plan that can be configured to best suit your needs, with five bedrooms, an office, a home theater with platform seating for eight, and two additional bonus rooms that can be used as a home gym, a library, or a playroom.

What We Love: The outdoor space includes an oversized screened-in pool and spa, with an outdoor summer kitchen, and a fenced-in backyard. As a member of Alaqua Lakes, residents also have access to shared tennis courts, basketball courts, and a community pool. 

Represented By: Kathy Stoner, Ellen Bessette, and Kara Grebler of Corcoran Premier Realty.

List: $1,450,000.

North Carolina

What’s Here: A luxurious eight-acre equestrian estate anchored by a custom-built four-bedroom, six-bath manor with a saltwater pool and spa. The property includes a two-stall barn, tack and wash room, dry lot, arena, and three pastures with flexible fencing. The property also includes a covered porch with a fireplace and a pool house with a shower area, and plenty of outdoor entertaining space. Inside, there’s a mud room and a well-equipped laundry room with ventilated clothes bins and a Sheila Maid clothes airer.

What We Love: The spa-like primary bathroom, with heated marble floors, a luxurious shower, a bathtub with air jets, and dual vanities with marble countertops. 

Represented By: Patty Hendrix of Corcoran HM Properties

List: $3,195,000.

Los Angeles

What’s Here: A classic, century-old five-bedroom Colonial, which includes a heated pool and a one-bedroom guest house in the backyard, is on one of the prettiest blocks in Windsor Square. The house is a mix of lovely period details, such as two ornate fireplaces; beautiful architectural features like multiple sets of French doors that open to the outdoors; and modern updates, including a refreshed kitchen and a newly renovated primary bathroom with a soaking tub and a massive shower. 

What We Love: The guest house is a spacious one-bedroom unit, with its own living room, cavernous closet, and bathroom. It has French doors that open onto a stepping-stone pathway, which leads through the lawn to the kidney-shaped pool.

Represented By: Jeremy Kaiser and Alyse Livingston of Corcoran Global Living

List: $2,650,000.

Phoenix

What’s Here: Relax in this contemporary Spanish Colonial in the gated community of The Villas at Baker Park. With four bedrooms and four full bathrooms, this open-floor plan house was built in 2019 with designer finishes throughout, including 10′ ceilings with exposed beams, a surround sound system, and a gourmet kitchen with all the extras, including a wall pot filler above the Wolf range.

What We Love: The backyard has a saltwater pool, a built-in Wolf grill, a covered patio, a seating area with gas fire pit, raised planter boxes with irrigation, and citrus trees. Residents also enjoy Baker Park’s shared amenities, including a lap pool and bocce courts.

Represented By: Scott Semer of Corcoran Platinum Living

List: $2,449,000.

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