by INHABIT EDITORS
A monthly showcase of the most spectacular listings across the Corcoran network.
From island escapes to urban oases to everywhere in between, enjoy our survey of Corcoran’s most incredible listings across the country and beyond. Taking center stage this month: A Puerto Rican manor, a Greenwich Village home with a view (or two), a Hollywood penthouse, a townhouse by the promenade in Brooklyn Heights, and a Hudson Valley A-frame.
New York City
What’s Here: There’s a marvel to behold in every corner of this Upper East Side stunner. The stately living room feels like the paragon of comfort and sophistication, ideal any time of day for a seat beside the wood-burning fireplace. Across the hall lies the library, with its original paneling restored and bedecked in 18-carat gold detailing. At the other end, the luxe primary suite possesses its own fireplace, along with a massive dressing room and lavish ensuite bath. Dozens of windows bask it all with light from all exposures.
What We Love: The kitchen calls to chefs of all levels. Fully upgraded appliances—including multiple ovens—along with ample counter space ensure that everything from grand fêtes to casual Sunday suppers are a cinch to make.
What’s Here: A three-bedroom duplex penthouse atop one of NYC’s most cherished neighborhoods. Pass through the sunny entry gallery into an open living and dining room, where floor-to-ceiling windows reveal south-facing views over Greenwich Village to One World Trade. Things go next level—literally and figuratively—on the upper floor’s wraparound terrace, which also gazes south, boasts plentiful space for outdoor dining or entertaining, and is directly accessible through casement doors in the main bedroom. Meanwhile, north-facing windows in the primary bath, dressing room, and two other bedrooms peer towards the Empire State Building.
What We Love: The building itself—the landmarked Greenwich Lane Condominium—claims a collection of amenities, including a fitness center with a pool, a parking garage, and a 21-seat screening room.
What’s Here: Unrivaled charm in a c.1845 Brooklyn Heights townhouse. This five-story residence in the city’s first historic district residence brims with standout spaces. The home theater, brick patio and garden, wine tasting room, and sensational parlor floor will keep all manner of guests well-entertained. Alternatively, the third-floor primary suite dazzles with a balcony, gas fireplace, and a separate library, fostering a comforting sense of privacy you’ll be hard-pressed to leave.
What We Love: Keeping a close eye on the Manhattan skyline. The home’s marvelous roof deck provides stunning private views, and an even closer look can be had from the celebrated Brooklyn Heights Promenade—it’s seconds out the front door.
What’s Here: Unobstructed sunset views over the Peconic are yours for the taking at a Mediterranean-style estate in the prestigious Dering Harbor section of Shelter Island. A villa-like outdoor setting is complete with a pool as a stone walkway leads down the vibrant lawn to 300 feet of personal beach and a 150-foot dock with twin hydraulic boat lifts. Elements like vaulted, beamed ceiling in the great room lend a sense of refined grandeur to the residence’s welcoming interior, also graced with multiple fireplaces. Elsewhere, the lower level hosts the kitchen and dining area, plus rooms for recreation and relaxation.
What We Love: The property’s sprawling main house was once the clubhouse of the revered Gardiner’s Bay Country Club, which remains a short drive away—whether by car or a particularly powerful tee shot.
What’s Here: A trendy Woodstock A-frame is just one facet of this unusually groovy estate. A post-and-beam addition completes the residence, creating a total of four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. On the first floor, there’s a living room with a high vaulted ceiling with skylights, an office loft, a sauna, and a primary bedroom with a Roman-style jacuzzi tub, as well as a second bedroom. The second and third floors boast another living room, kitchen, and two bedrooms, so that it can used as a separate guest apartment.
What We Love: There’s plenty to explore on the property’s 2.11 acres. The grounds include a pool, a cabana with a wet bar, a tennis court, a bluestone-lined moat, a gazebo, a greenhouse, a koi pond and stream, and mature fruit trees, including pawpaw trees.
What’s Here: Catching a glimpse of the Atlantic will never be a chore at this Highland Beach six-bedroom—whether unwinding in the bedroom, cooking in the kitchen, or basking poolside. You didn’t think they named this street “Ocean Place” for nothing, did you? Inside, life approaches a stylish form of solace with balconies off bedrooms, an array of modern appliances, and plenty of space to relax in comfort. Dozens of windows allow ample sunlight to flow into the home, a naturally-occurring source of unending warmth.
What We Love: Gazing out at the ocean without needing to get off the couch is something special, but this house also has a private staircase leading down to a pristine beach for when looking simply isn’t enough.
What’s Here: This spectacular estate is set on more than 3.1 acres with 200+ feet of water frontage on St. Andrews Bay. Designed by architect Eric Watson and built by Clifford C. Myers, the house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, spanning three floors and almost 22,000 square feet. Inside, there’s every convenience imaginable, including a chef’s kitchen and a home theater.
What We Love: Outside, the property boasts a saltwater infinity pool, a private white sand beach with room to add a dock if desired, and a private helicopter pad. Plus, the living room, pool, and beach all look out onto the gorgeous water views of St. Andrews Bay.
What’s Here: Luxuriate in this expansive mansion, located in Guaynabo’s San Patricio Estates. Spread out over a 5,100-square-meter lot, the residence was designed by Puerto Rico’s renowned V Architecture, originally founded as Jiménez + Rodríguez Barceló. The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom house was inspired by the Georgetti Mansion, built by Antonin Nechodoma in 1923, the grandest mansion of its time. Every detail here is exquisite, including blue Spanish terracotta roof tiles, Italian marble floors, Austrian chandeliers, mahogany-framed windows, and an impressive kitchen with a walk-in cooler and an intricate, mosaic-style tile floor.
What We Love: The maid’s quarters and laundry area can easily be converted into a separate two-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse.
What’s Here: This dramatic Hollywood penthouse fit for a grown-up Eloise is part of the W Hollywood Residences. The open plan living space has a motorized drop-down screen with a projector, in-wall speakers, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler so you can host the most amazing movie nights around. There are two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, as well as an additional half bathroom. Gaze out over downtown L.A. from the floor-to-ceiling windows and from the long, private terrace. When it’s time to sleep (or to watch a film in theater-like darkness), simply lower the electronic black-out shades installed throughout.
What We Love: Hotel living means a 24-hour concierge, a rooftop pool with private cabanas, two grilling areas, and a fitness center.
What’s Here: Elegant and serene, this Japanese-inspired four-bedroom, four-bath house is set in the resort community of Kukuiʻula on the south shore of Kauai. The great room, which is made up of an open-plan kitchen, living room, and dining area, can be fully opened up to the covered lanai, with its sublime landscape and ocean views. There’s a hidden Japanese-style garden surrounding the entryway, as well as a Tesla power wall, solar-powered photovoltaic hot water, zoned air conditioning, and more.
What We Love: Residents are members of Kukuiʻula Club, with access to all of its amenities, including an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf golf course, a 32′ Yellowfin boat, fine dining, tennis courts, the clubhouse (with its own refrigerator and freezer stocked with complimentary snacks and homemade ice cream), and the ability to pick your own fresh vegetables and fruits at the 10-acre farm.
What’s Here: A large and comfortable three-story townhouse in the heart of Lyford Cay, one of the Bahamas’ most storied and sophisticated neighborhoods. With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, this 5,720-square-foot home has a well laid-out kitchen, an open-plan living and dining area, an office, and a family room that can be used as a media room or study.
What We Love: The veranda next to the swimming pool has enough room for both a seating area and a dining table for eight–perfect for drinks and dinner outside. Each of the bedrooms also has its own access to a wrap-around porch, with impressive landscape views.