by INHABIT EDITORS
A monthly showcase of the most spectacular listings across the Corcoran network.
Enjoy our monthly survey of incredible listings across the Corcoran network. Taking center stage this month: Two Manhattan apartments by iconic architects, a historic South Florida villa, a pedigreed mid-century modern in Northern California’s Berkeley Hills, and a hilltop Puerto Rico retreat with views rivaled only by its style.
New York City
What’s Here: Sitting along the High Line in Chelsea, this four-bedroom condo rests inside the city’s sole residential building designed by the inimitable Zaha Hadid. Soak up southeastern skyline views from an extraordinarily massive great room or its divine adjoining balcony. Elsewhere, the kitchen melds into a smaller living space, forming a lovely informal space to relax, eat, or both simultaneously. From its sculptural center island to its curved window detailing, this home feels like something out of the near future. Custom paneling and extra-wide walls add a gallery-like feel to the space, and there’s plenty of room to host a sizable collection.
What We Love: Otherworldly building amenities, including a private IMAX screening room, a 75-foot skylit saline pool, and a reservable private spa — featuring a sauna, steam room, massage beds, and more ways to treat yourself at home.
Represented By: Steve Gold of Corcoran’s East Side Office.
What’s Here: The ultimate in prewar grace, in a c.1930 Rosario Candela building. This 14-room Upper East Side duplex flexes the moment you step from a private elevator into an 11-foot-high entrance gallery. In a spacious drawing room, sunlight splays over spacious wide-plank oak hardwood floors and a marble mantel fireplace through four oversized windows. Double doors open into a storybook-worthy wood-paneled library with a second fireplace, multiple built-in bookshelves, and a built-in curio cabinet. Take in the cityscape from a dining room sporting decorative moldings and a chandelier medallion.
What We Love: All four bedrooms on the upper level — an endlessly elegant staircase separates private and social spaces — have ensuite baths and ample closets, including the two (yes, two) primary suites.
Represented By: Francine Crocker of Corcoran’s West Side Gallery Office.
What’s Here: Unobstructed vistas over historic northwest Brooklyn from this Boerum Hill four-bedroom. Your most sweeping panoramas occur in the corner primary suite, basking in southern and eastern exposures. The sleek condo also boasts a bath with radiant-heated floors, dual sinks, a walk-in shower, and a soaking tub. In the living/dining area, a quartet of mammoth windows allows natural light to fill the loft-like space up to its 11-foot-high ceilings. This sprawling room also includes a wall of built-ins, a standing desk, and a separate bar. A sleek open kitchen possesses a six-burner range, a built-in coffee station, and pastel blue cabinetry.
What We Love: Head to the building’s 15th floor to take advantage of its communal sundeck and outdoor lounge, possessing grills and copious space ideal for al fresco dining.
Represented By: The Cornell Marshall Team at Corcoran’s Brooklyn Heights Office
What’s Here: A modern layer cake of a Federal-style home in Sag Harbor. Slice this three-bedroom residence open and uncover irresistible sweetness across each level. An open-concept area is centered around a fireplace, forming a harmonious living, dining, and entertaining space. Glass doors also open to a back deck and heated pool area among gorgeous green grounds, a bay breeze from the water. One staircase up is a full-floor walk-in closet bound to be the envy of many. This level is large enough that part of it can be converted into a sizable home office if desired. Every bedroom has an ensuite bath, each outfitted with heated floors and towel racks.
What We Love: The finished lower level covers all aspects of “me time,” from a home gym to a custom eight-seat movie theater to a wine room and wet bar.
Represented By: Mala Sander of Corcoran’s Sag Harbor Office.
What’s Here: Beech Lawn is a glorious estate set on one acre of land, complete with rolling lawns, a resort-style swimming pool, and grand private patios. Its centerpiece is a 1917 house covering more than 7,000 square feet, designed by architect Eugene J. Lang. The house is designed for dazzling soirees and weekend house parties, yet has been fully renovated to modernize the structure for contemporary tastes and habits. The first floor is devoted to the public spaces, with an immense living room with a fireplace and benches next to the hearth, a large kitchen with two work areas, a breakfast nook, a formal dining room, a sun room, and a library.
What We Love: True to its era, the house’s private spaces are all located upstairs. The second floor has five bedrooms, including a primary suite with its own separate den, bathroom, and dressing room, while the third floor, traditionally used as staff quarters, has two additional bedrooms suites with full bathrooms, as well a long bonus room that can be used as an art studio, gym, or playroom. Enjoy the views of the Hudson River from the large windows or take a quick stroll into Tarrytown‘s historic center.
Represented By: Cindy A. Kief of Corcoran Legends Realty.
What’s Here: An utterly charming three-bedroom, two-bathroom retreat in the woods of Ghent, less than 20 minutes from Hudson or two-and-half hours from New York City. The 6.4-acre property includes a peaceful pond surrounded by rare evergreens. Timeless details — like a cherry-red 1920s Glenwood stove in the kitchen — augment modern conveniences like radiant heat and a generator. There’s also a separate studio wired for speakers and ethernet, with an attached state-of-the-art year-round greenhouse; a two-story barn with electricity; a two-car garage; and a raised-bed organic garden.
What We Love: The primary bathroom is the most fabulous of spaces, designed to work as a greenhouse and filled with natural light, thanks to huge windows and skylights above. There’s a deep copper tub, teak cabinets, and walls covered with Tedelakt plaster (developed for Moroccan hammams), while the second bathroom features blue handmade Zellige tiles imported from Morocco.
Represented By: Vanessa Villanova and Henry “Jeb” Hart of Corcoran Country Living.
What’s Here: A columned front archway stands above a wooden door in Lake Worth Beach. When opened, the passageway unveils a remastered, c.1928 two-bedroom residence awash in sunshine thanks to a stable of 32 Palladian windows wrapping around the first floor. Eyes are drawn right away to the original oak staircase and railings, leading to a second-level-encompassing primary bedroom suite. Patterned oak hardwood flooring runs throughout the home, while the walls remain done up in their original plaster. Flowering trees and palms encompass the property, including around the back swimming pool, fostering a sense of tropical escape.
What We Love: Locally-significant provenance: Its architect, G. Sherman Childs, was an associate of exalted Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner and designed Lake Worth Beach’s city hall — among other early projects in the blossoming city.
Represented By: Don Todorich of Corcoran’s Palm Beach Office.
What’s Here: The ultimate vacation mansion, sited on the sixth hole of Reunion Resort’s Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course minute from the theme parks and many other attractions of Central Florida. With 11 bedrooms, 12 full bathrooms (and two half bathrooms), this house is meant for gathering all of your friends and family. But its most notable feature is undoubtedly its full home casino, with digital slot machines, an arcade room, and a huge multi-media room with a roulette wheel and a home theater — complete with a second kitchen. There’s also a home gym and a private spa-style bathroom with its own sauna and steam shower.
What We Love: The kids’ bedrooms (or for those who are kids at heart) are truly impressive: a Jurassic Park-themed bedroom sleeps five and includes a bed inside a Jeep, while the Mickey Mouse-Steamboat Willie bunk room features two sets of full-sized bunk beds.
Represented By: Alice Ann Jackson of Corcoran Premier Realty.
What’s Here: New York architecture firm Big Prototype designed this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom house in Rincon‘s sought-after Puntas neighborhood to take advantage of its hilltop location, creating an eye-catching retreat that offers both privacy throughout and ocean views from almost every room. The immense 30 by 40-foot great room has a surround sound system and a hidden custom projection screen, which allows the space to be turned into a movie theater in seconds. There’s a fully renovated kitchen inside, plus a renovated outdoor kitchen on the expansive terrace, for a choice of indoor or outdoor dining for every meal.
What We Love: The first floor’s primary suite has a private outdoor terrace, which leads directly to the backyard, with its heated, saltwater infinity pool with a swim-up bar. There’s also an outdoor shower and plenty of room for lounging on the deck.
Represented By: Caroline Johnson of Corcoran Puerto Rico.
What’s Here: A spacious six-bedroom, five-bathroom (and two half-bathroom) Georgian house in Eastover occupies a .7-acre corner lot, with views from every room. There are two bonus rooms that can be used as family rooms or home offices with French doors that lead to the covered terrace, plus a fun playroom on the third floor with a wet bar and two sleeping nooks, perfect for sleepovers. Outside, there’s a saltwater swimming pool and an outdoor fireplace next to the seating area, for dinners al fresco.
What We Love: This house in an organizing fiend’s dream, with built-in bookshelves everywhere, including at both ends of the primary bathroom’s tub. (And for those who prefer reading while clothed, there’s a whole wall of shelves in the dining room.)
Represented By: Jocelyn Rose of Corcoran HM Properties.
What’s Here: A lovely five-bedroom Spanish Revival in Gary Glen, one of the most popular gated communities in The Woodlands. Custom-built in 2004 by renowned builder Rueby Homes, this thoroughly modern residence boasts rich details like travertine floors, arched entryways, and beamed ceilings, all of which align with the home’s classic exterior. The house offers a flexible layout, with a game or media room on the first floor as well as a cozy study with a fireplace. Outside, there’s an outdoor kitchen and a pool. Did we mention it all sits directly on the links of Player Golf Course?
What We Love: The entry expands into a charming hallway with groin vaulted ceilings and arched windows that look out to the matching arched portico that stretches across the front of the house. A similarly styled portico leads to the backyard as well.
Represented By: Beth H. Ferester of Corcoran Ferester Realty.
What’s Here: This mid-century modern marvel was designed by Donald Olsen, one of the Bay Area’s most well-known modernists, and later, extensively remodeled by Marcel Sedletzky, another renowned California architect. The result is a masterpiece of light and space. The house boasts three bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, plus a home office and a climate-controlled 500+ bottle wine cellar. The living room has an unusual origami-inspired folded ceiling and a dramatic fireplace. The dining room has a picture window that frames the stunning view, with sliding glass doors that opens to one of two expansive terraces.
What We Love: The house can be reached via one of Berkeley‘s hidden pathways that were built by developers as shortcuts through the steep East Bay hills, and most unusually, the pathway can be accessed either by stairs or a private funicular that runs alongside.
Represented By: Debbi DiMaggio, Adam Betta, and Chase Di Maggio Betta of Corcoran Icon Properties.