Corcoran’s A-List
July 2024

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. Highlights in this edition: A boldly vibrant Palm Beach paradise, a resplendent residence in Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel looking up and down Central Park, a midcentury retreat in California wine country, and a breezy beachfront escape in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Manhattan

What’s Here: Two residences are welded into one penthouse loft inside a converted industrial building. An L-shaped layout creates a natural division between the entertaining and bedroom wings, their pivot joint marked by a steel-paned glass door. Inviting light fills the living and dining rooms and the windowed kitchen — custom designed with a breakfast nook, white subway tiles walls, a walk-in pantry, and more. The primary suite covers over 700 square feet, sitting at the top of the L and comprising a spacious closet rife with built-ins and a marble ensuite bath. Yet, the home’s most eye-popping feature is only revealed upon climbing its floating staircase.

What We Love: This home’s upper level includes a bedroom and a charming library within its area, but its double-tiered roof deck defines it — yes, a private outdoor space on two levels. The lower portion’s vast span nearly matches the entertaining and bedroom wings downstairs, while the upper fosters a more intimate setting. Both provide panoramas of Hudson Square and privacy rarely found in Manhattan.

Represented By: Fern Hamberger and Michael A. Hamberger of Corcoran’s Park Avenue South Office.

What’s Here: You’ll be neighbors with Eloise at this duplex inside the Plaza Hotel — an edifice as iconic for its château-style design as for its Central Park South location. Enter onto the 16th floor, the home’s upper level, and immediately take the long view as vistas spanning Central Park from bottom to top beckon through five picture windows. This treasured perspective is a massive draw for the residence’s vastly open great room and all five of its bedrooms, four of which populate the lower 15th floor. The eat-in kitchen may not be windowed, but it shines all the same with its custom detailing — including a built-in booth-seating breakfast nook.

What We Love: Come for the views, stay for the Plaza amenities. Residents have access to storied parts of the hotel — like Palm Court and the Champagne Bar — pampering at the Guerlain Spa, the indulgence of 24-hour room service dining, and so much more.

Represented By: Marie-Claire Gladstone and Jason Karadus of Corcoran’s Chelsea/Flatiron Office.

Brooklyn

What’s Here: With consistent design details like lacquered walls and scalloped crown moldings, this Park Slope townhouse exudes smart sophistication. Light beams through its kitchen, a feast of form and function with two glass walls, copious storage, and direct back patio access. Up one floor, a travertine terrace connects to a library with a wet bar and expansive built-in bookcase — a living room boasting a wood-burning fireplace and bay window awaits across the hall. At the top, a secluded home office resembles a conservatory with more glass walls and roof deck access. Elsewhere, a finished basement opens further worlds of possibilities.

What We Love: The primary suite sits alone on the home’s third level, forming a lavish retreat complete with a bay window, rows of enviable closet space, and a marble-adorned bathroom.

Represented By: Judith Lief and Emilie Crouzet of Corcoran’s Park Slope Office.

East End

What’s Here: At this fresh build on the East End, tranquility rises above all else. Well, everything except maybe the entry foyer’s 24-foot-high ceilings. The home is carved out among the pastoral landscape — beyond the Hamptons hubbub but still equidistant from Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Southampton Village, and Water Mill. Its living room forms an effortless nexus of comfort, flowing directly into a handsome kitchen with a center island and the backyard. Seven beds are spread throughout, including on the finished lower level, the primary sporting a walk-in closet, a fireplace, a chic ensuite, and a deck overlooking the surrounding area.

What We Love: The previously mentioned backyard, anchored by a 40-foot heated gunite swimming pool, is an outdoor haven. There is a partially covered patio, unfolding directly from the living room, ideal for dining al fresco. Meanwhile, the patio’s uncovered portion allows you to soak up the sun — like one of the home’s rooftop solar panels — and hosts an outdoor kitchen.

Represented By: Toni Martin of Corcoran’s Westhampton Beach Office and Bedford-Stuyvesant Office.

Rockland County

What’s Here: This historic 1891 four-bedroom house in Nyack, set directly on the Hudson River, has had its interiors rebuilt from the ground up,  The entryway, with its 24′ ceilings and French-style moldings, is a dramatic welcome into the house, before flowing into two living rooms and a formal dining room, all offering panoramic views of the Hudson River and the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (pronounced by the locals as Tappan Zee). The structural renovations ensure that the legacy of the house will last for centuries, with a new steel-reinforced structure, state-of-the-art HRV system, and a three-car garage with a Wi-Fi lift for bikes and kayaks.

What We Love: Inspired by the grounds at Versailles, the property’s landscaping includes a parterre garden with steps that lead directly to the river. There’s also an outdoor kitchen with a prep station, grill, and pizza oven, and space to host the most fabulous soirées in the neighborhood, with room for 150 guests to mix and mingle under the moonlight.  

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

Hudson Valley

What’s Here: A jaw-dropping 127-acre estate in Pine Plains boasts a phenomenal four-bedroom architectural masterpiece at its heart, along with two guest cottages, and two historic barns with additional bedrooms. The main house was designed by architect Niels Schoenfelder, with a great room that has a show-stopping floor-to-ceiling glass wall that span the room’s entire 29′ of height. The room has fireplaces on each end, radiant-heated limestone flooring and opens to an expansive stone terrace. There’s also a 60′  pool, and the property’s grounds include open fields, waterfalls, rivers, woodlands, and a waterfront with world-class trout fishing. 

What We Love: The primary suite covers the entire upper level of the main house and includes a private sitting area, double-sided fireplace that leads to the bathroom, dressing room, and sauna. 

Represented By: Paula Redmond and Jason Karadus of Corcoran Country Living

Massachusetts

What’s Here: Get ready for your close-up, because this Cohasset Greek Revival sea captain’s home from 1850 was recently the cover model on House Beautiful magazine. The five-bedroom house was completely renovated and modernized, and its interiors designed in 2023 by award-winning AD 100 designer Corey Damen Jenkins. The house has 9’+ ceilings, hardwood floors and original millwork throughout, and on the grounds of its nearly 1.3 acres, there’s also a pool, bluestone patios, gardens, and expansive lawns. 

What We Love: The interior design injects an amazing blend of style and whimsy into every room, with every wall of the garden room decorated with an Iksel mural that harkens back to the house’s maritime past, while the dining room mixes ocelot wallpaper, dark green trim, and a black fireplace to create a most dramatic spot for dinner parties. 

Represented By: Brian Dougherty and Nick Robert of Corcoran Property Advisors.

South Florida

What’s Here: Old-world style and striking contemporary taste meet at this paradisiacal Palm Beach four-bedroom. Every room has an individual personality contributing to a compelling whole, be it the turquoise-shaded study with hardwood flooring, crown moldings, and floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, the more neutral-hued sitting room with a fireplace and enveloping natural light flow, or even the Paris-inspired elevator. You also won’t have to hunt for places to gather with multiple living areas, seating around the kitchen’s marble-topped island, a brick-paved wraparound patio, and a top-floor terrace — all ideal for passing time together.

What We Love: This Mediterranean Revival-style residence is primely positioned. Marinas along the Intracoastal sit a pleasant sea breeze to the west, and the sights, sounds, and shops of famed Worth Avenue are under a half mile away.

Represented By: Shelly Newman of Corcoran’s Palm Beach Office.

North Carolina

What’s Here: Make your dreams come true in this fabulous five-bedroom mansion designed by architect Harry Schrader, set on more than 13 acres and packed with unexpected surprises: The two-story home office, which boasts a spiral staircase between the levels, also contains a hidden door that leads to the billiards room and the upper-level library. On the lower-level there’s a wine cellar, a theater with a full kitchen and a golf simulator. The primary suite has its own courtyard, sitting room, and dual custom closets.

What We Love: The surprises don’t stop when you head outside  the grounds include a private vineyard; pool; outdoor oasis with a serpentine gas fire wall, pool cabana, dining space and bar; spectacular fountain; full outdoor kitchen; mini-golf course; and fire pit.

Represented By: Heather Gibbs of Corcoran HM Properties.

Texas

What’s Here: An dramatically grand staircase welcomes you home in this three-bedroom house in Cinco Ranch, where you’ll  discover a family room, kitchen, and loft. The primary suite has a walk-in shower, soaking tub, and a walk-in closet. But no worries if you have friends or family coming for a real-life boogie because the property also has a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom guest house and a barndominium with its own living space, bathroom, and bar area that’s perfect for a Texas hoedown. 

What We Love: Outside there’s a pool, covered patio, and a screened porch, which means there’s plenty of space for outdoor fun. 

Represented By: Nicole Freer of Corcoran Genesis.

Northern California

What’s Here: A delightful mid-century three-bedroom house in Santa Rosa has been beautifully updated and re-imagined. The renovation keeps the sleek lines of mid-century modern architecture, while introducing contemporary comforts, like a chef’s kitchen and three bathrooms with luxurious fixtures and finishes. There’s also a bonus room that can used as a home office, art studio, or a guest room, while the backyard includes a modular kitchen and lovely landscaping enhanced with outdoor lighting. 

What We Love: The dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, with one side opening to the backyard, a grill, and an outdoor dining area, while the opposite side looks out onto the spacious deck, with space for additional outdoor seating. The residence is close to all the Santa Rosa favorites, including the Annadel State Park mountain biking trails and Montgomery Village. 

Represented By: Laura Hall and Pamela Ranella of Corcoran Icon Properties.

U.S. Virgin Islands

What’s Here: Make this beachside enclave your escape in Christiansted, the largest town on Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The home’s visually distinct exterior takes inspiration from Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta’s geometric work, while its grand interior maximizes air and light for idealized island serenity. Marvelously enchanting land and seascapes are always within view, whether you’re getting out of bed, lounging in the living room, dining al fresco beneath a mahogany pergola, or unwinding in the infinity-edge pool and jacuzzi. Golf, tennis, and tropical sands are all within one gentle sea breeze of the front door.

What We Love: The house, sat atop .68 acres, can be packaged with another .64-acre lot to create the dream island compound.

Represented By: Troy Gaskin of Corcoran’s Westside Columbus Office.

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