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: Multiple modes of New York City elegance, tropical retreats in St. Barth and Hawaii, an eclectic East End compound, textbook indoor-outdoor South Florida living, and a Sonoma Valley lodge based on Jack London’s Wolf House.
New York City
What’s Here: A dazzling collision of Greenwich Village past and present. The parlor level alone is a treasure trove of original prewar detailing, including hardwood floors, walnut and iron columns, and window shutters. Traverse a back staircase to a serene, 40-foot-long garden — done up in ivy and bamboo, shaded by a white ash tree. Head to the second floor for a seriously special rounded den, a nook beyond ideal for book reading or music listening, where striking walnut and iron built-in bookcases frame a wood-burning fireplace’s board-formed concrete mantel.
What We Love: The next-level top level, centered around a mind-blowing bluestone terrace. This space fosters unprecedented urban indoor-outdoor living, sporting a wet bar, refrigerator, spacious seating area, and an outdoor shower. It’s flanked by the primary bedroom and a home office, each filled with natural light up to their original exposed beams — nearly 17 feet up in the primary.
What’s Here: When you enter this Flatiron loft, there’s an unmistakable air of grandiosity. But near-13-foot-high ceilings, ceiling moldings, and columns are only the start. Entertain to your heart’s content from an extra-expansive living room/dining room overlooking Fifth Avenue through its nine oversized windows. A custom kitchen sports eye-catching blue tile backsplashes, copious sleek cabinetry, a dry bar, and an island that seats up to six. The primary bedroom tucks into the home’s northeast corner, fostering palatial privacy with a distinct, fashionable blue-hued dressing room — imported from Italy — and a lavish marble bath.
What We Love: Depending on individual needs, the southwest corner room adds flexibility to this floorplan. Whether you make it a home library or a generous secondary bed, the space will enjoy views over Fifth Avenue.
What’s Here: Chic doesn’t even begin to describe this flawless Upper West Side townhouse. Behind a classic brownstone facade, the home is breathtakingly reimagined with an eye for artisanship. Navigable via a handmade Guggenheim-inspired staircase or a walnut-clad elevator, every inch impresses. Five fireplaces — two wood-burning, three gas — are spread throughout, such as in the third-floor library with bay window seating and the garden level’s charming sunken lounge. Natural light envelopes the home’s entirety thanks to an all-glass rear facade. You even get ample private outdoor space, including terraces, a Juliet balcony, and two gardens.
What We Love: When it’s time to eat, this home is loaded with options like a baked potato. There’s a dedicated dining area great for formal meals adjacent to the parlor floor kitchen. Meanwhile, the garden-level kitchen (yes, two kitchens) has a banquette for casual breakfast or morning coffee. Lastly, the bamboo bedecked back garden boasts a grill ideal for those summer barbecues.
What’s Here: This designer-renovated three-bedroom penthouse loft is simple yet superb, a neutral-hued masterclass in understated magnificence. It lives inside The Gretsch — a converted Williamsburg guitar factory that built instruments for Chet Atkins, Bo Diddley, George Harrison, and more — outfitted with wide oak flooring, Europe-sourced travertine, and two wood-burning fireplaces. Uniquely, this home is the building’s only to enjoy direct elevator access, helping craft an atmosphere of blissful solitude. Unwind in a primary bedroom boasting a windowed bath, a massive walk-in closet, and one of the penthouse’s fireplaces.
What We Love: The wraparound terrace offers panoramic perspectives on city life — including the Lower Manhattan skyline and the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. It’s accessible from the kitchen, dining room, living room, and primary bedroom and comes pre-approved with plans to fully landscape it.
What’s Here: This Cutchogue compound is highly attention-grabbing. After all, it’s impossible for one’s eye to not be immediately drawn to a 10,000-square-foot pastel blue, pink, and white home with multiple covered porches — one of which has a wood-burning stone mantel fireplace. Inside, it’s personality for days as each room flaunts a different character that still adheres to a cohesive, eclectic whole. The downstairs is an entertainer’s oasis of possibilities, while the upstairs is reserved mainly for this home’s seven bedrooms. Most spectacularly and summer-worthy, this residence possesses a 32-foot indoor pool with a waterslide and a jacuzzi.
What We Love: The home sits on a West Creek tidal pond, offering opportunities for fishing, clamming, or kayaking. You’ll also get deeded beach rights to sumptuous sands only a shell’s throw away.
What’s Here: A breath of fresh air and then some at this Mediterranean-style Palm Beach five-bed. There’s an expert touch to the home’s design, immediately identifiable when in the sweeping double-height foyer with intricate flooring inlays. Achieve peak indoor-outdoor living in a climate ready-made for it. The spacious, open living and dining room blends into a fabulous covered loggia. It mirrors the interior with multiple lounge-worthy spots and space for a dining table — plus, it has the added benefit of sitting poolside. Find splendid serenity in a primary suite enjoying terrace access and dual luxe baths.
What We Love: A wealth of amenities on the finished lower level, which has a wine room and bar, a game room, a screening room, and a fully-equipped home gym — boasting exercise bikes, yoga equipment, and a massage table.
What’s Here: A comfortable, sprawling five-bedroom in Daniel Island‘s Ralston Grove was completed in 2022. It is a perfect blend of formal and informal spaces, with the main level of the house primarily devoted to shared areas: an inviting living room, a kitchen with dual islands, a generous pantry with a second refrigerator, a dining room, and a family room with a view of the marsh and beyond. The family room also boasts a full bar with a fridge and dishwasher — super convenient for entertaining a crowd or a small group. The second level comprises three bedroom suites — including a primary suite with dual closets, direct entrance to a screened porch, and a private office — as well as two additional bedroom suites, with one boasting a private 10′ x 14′ loft. An additional bedroom suite is found on the main level, and a back staircase leads to a guest suite with its own sitting room, bedroom, and full bathroom.
What We Love: The living is just as easy outside as it is inside: There’s a 15′ x 30′ pool; an irrigated yard; a huge porch with a fireplace, seating, and a television; plus a ground-floor rec room with a grill, cooking area, and retractable windows that can be fully opened or closed, depending on the season.
What’s Here: This glorious villa in Lorient has six bedrooms, with four suites in the main property and two separate one-bedroom bungalows on the lower level. Shared spaces include an open kitchen, a dining room, and a lounge area — plus a large heated infinity pool with an ocean view and a barbecue area for meals en plein air. An outdoor terrace sports a cherry-red grand piano and plenty of seating. Each of the bedrooms has its own terrace, and the primary suite opens up to a second heated pool with a waterfall, a home gym, and even a pétanque court. The bungalows offer more privacy, as each is surrounded by palm trees and lush landscaping.
What We Love: Lorient is one of the quieter quartiers of St. Barth. It’s primarily residential and home to one of the locals’ favorite beaches, as it is neither too busy nor too wild. The water is clear and calm, with shallow pools for splashing at one end and a surf school available for anyone who wants to learn how to hang ten.
What’s Here: With 4,000 square feet of living space, this house-sized apartment in 340 on the Park has splendid views of Grant Park, Millennium Park, and Lake Michigan. The apartment’s layout has a great sense of flow, with the living room, dining room, breakfast area, and family room all connected via an open floor plan. Three of the four bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, plus there’s a home office area and a separate den that could be used as a second home office, if desired. The apartment has two private balconies, including one off the primary bedroom, and a vast private terrace next to the living/dining area.
What We Love: Located in New Eastside, 340 on the Park is one of the tallest all-residential buildings in the country and is located directly across from Maggie Daley Park — one of Chicago’s most popular parks with seasonal inline skating, ice skating, a climbing wall, an unusually innovative playground, and tennis courts. The building itself also boasts an amenities floor with a 25-yard lap pool, a sauna, a steam room, a hot tub, and a fitness center.
What’s Here: A spacious three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom house in Cherry Creek‘s Belcara enclave is a modern take on a Tuscan villa, sporting a terra cotta roof, arched doorways, and a spacious flagstone courtyard. Inside, exposed beams and wrought-iron details continue the Italian theme, with a chef’s kitchen at the ready for cooking up a feast of any cuisine. There’s an elevator and a fabulous primary suite with a sitting room, patio, and walk-in closet. The finished basement has an entertainment room, a guest bedroom, and a home gym that could alternately be used as a home office or playroom.
What We Love: Three separate outdoor areas help bring natural light to rooms throughout the house, as well as provide open-air spaces for hanging out. In addition to the courtyard — accessible to the primary living areas and home office via French doors — there are two patios, one of which is heated and covered and the other boasting a water feature and a grill station.
What’s Here: This elegant four-bedroom house was modeled on Jack London’s Wolf House — the writer’s architectural dream estate, which was just ten miles away in Glen Ellen, also in the Sonoma Valley. Much like Wolf House, described by architectural historians as the “ultimate bungalow” and “one of the great lodges,” this estate boasts masterful stonework, mahogany woodwork, and cathedral ceilings. The primary suite takes up an entire floor, boasting a sitting room with a fireplace, an enormous walk-in closet, an adjoining office connected to the upper-level “bird’s nest” retreat, and an opulent bathroom with a double shower and a soaking tub with a view. Set on 11 acres, the property includes a pool and an outdoor kitchen with a brick pizza oven.
What We Love: In addition to the formal dining room and living room, the house has plenty of flexible spaces that can be configured to your whims — there’s a home theater with a full bar, a game room, a butler’s kitchen, and a four-level hexagonal tower with rooms that can be used as breakfast nooks, home offices, playrooms, or just as a resting spot to contemplate the vistas outside.
What’s Here: Close your eyes and imagine a Hawaiian paradise: Open them and discover a dream turned into reality. This oceanfront residence set on 1.37 acres totals 5,784 square feet of interior space, has every amenity imaginable, and is located in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical settings. The great room has pocket doors that eliminate the border between indoor and outdoor living, offering a front-row seat to dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the Pacific Ocean. Each of the five bedroom suites has a private lanai, and the guest wing has a family room with a wet bar and a lanai. Whether your idea of relaxation is an outdoor shower, a freshly mixed cocktail, or a nap in a hammock, there’s a spot for you in this gorgeous estate.
What We Love: This property is part of a community with access to an oceanfront beach club, which has its own pool, spa, fitness room, tennis court, and a pristine swimming and snorkeling beach.