Corcoran’s A-List
June 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 shingled charmer in coastal Connecticut, a modern retreat at the foot of the Catskills, a spectacular Northwest Florida manse with swoon-worthy curb appeal, and a sleek fully-loaded oasis in the Cayman Islands.

Manhattan

What’s Here: Every day is a metropolitan “Wish You Were Here” postcard at this four-bedroom home along Central Park West. From beneath 10-foot-high ceilings, experience sweeping vistas of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline from multiple areas. The living room perhaps reigns most spectacular due to its triptych of floor-to-ceiling windows. However, let’s not discount hosting a gathering with that backdrop in the dining room or starting and ending every day with that view in the primary bedroom. While not in perma-panorama, the kitchen is ideal for casual dining around the center island or in the adjoining breakfast nook.

What We Love: The building — designed in 2005 by Robert A.M. Stern — sports plentiful amenities, including a screening room, a library, a 75-foot skylit lap pool, and a residents-only restaurant.

Represented By: Cathy Franklin and Alexis Bodenheimer of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

What’s Here: Proximity to Central Park, revered cultural institutions, and subway service along Broadway have drawn city dwellers to this Upper West Side location for over a century. This four-bedroom condo inside The Astor was thoroughly imagined for the modern New Yorker without compromising existing prewar detailing. Its vast great room boasts nine windows, crown and baseboard moldings, built-ins, and a wood-burning fireplace. Trace your path across herringbone hardwood to a kitchen expertly balancing its Calacatta Gold marble aesthetics with the function of floor-to-ceiling cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances, and a center island.

What We Love: The entire home pivots around a near-46-foot gallery hallway, offering access to every lavish corner. Follow it to double doors, opening to a primary bedroom blessed with a wood-burning fireplace and a bay window. Its dressing room has custom built-ins, and the windowed bath is as opulent as they come — think heated floors, double sinks, and a separate shower and tub. 

Represented By: Michael Raab, Jeff Nolan, and Maria Omana of Corcoran’s Chelsea/Flatiron Office.

Queens

What’s Here: This Jamaica Estates jaw-dropper proves a city address doesn’t mean abandoning the notion of a freestanding home. If the property’s intricate opulence isn’t apparent from its dazzling English Tudor-style exterior (complete with stone walkway, entry gate, and thriving flora), wait until you step inside and lay eyes on a handpainted mural spanning upward to a domed ceiling. Elaborate crown moldings are found throughout, feeling like works of art in their own right atop every room. If those draw you in, stay for a library with a humidor, individual rooms for woodworking and billiards, a sauna, a heated three-car garage, and more.

What We Love: The living room resembles a formal ballroom with its grand tag team of a marble fireplace and crystal chandelier. Columns mark the entry to a naturally bright sunroom. Out back, the raised in-ground pool is put on a pedestal of sorts, surrounded by a handsome stone patio.

Represented By: Alexana Martins of Corcoran’s Long Island City Office.

East End

What’s Here: This Sag Harbor home brings a modern approach to familiar East End getaway sensibilities while residing only minutes from the village downtown. Natural light fills the great room to the brim of its 16-foot-tall ceilings, the sprawling flow owed to ample windows and sliding glass doors. There are two primary bedrooms — one on the main level, one on the upper — each having ensuites flaunting floating vanities, Italian porcelain floors, and walk-in rain showers. Delight in a backyard providing the utmost sensations of escape, with a heated gunite pool and cabana lounge tucked among the surrounding verdant landscape.

What We Love: The finished lower level provides an additional interior haven. Its square footage encompasses a rec room, a sauna, a home gym, and a climate-controlled wine room.

Represented By: James K. Peyton of Corcoran’s Sag Harbor Office and John Frangeskos of Corcoran’s Southampton Office.

Westchester

What’s Here: A majestic five-bedroom Tudor — c.1928 — perched high atop a hill in Dobbs Ferry‘s Ardsley Park. The two-level home spans 7,051 square feet, with the first floor devoted to the shared living spaces. The layout is perfect for entertaining, whether you’re hosting a soirée in the grand living room that opens with French doors to the wraparound stone terrace or a having a more intimate tête-à-tête in the den or family room. There’s a formal sense of pacing in this layout, with the front door opening into a foyer and hall, as well as a more casual (but equally useful) mudroom after the entering from the garage. The bedrooms, as well as a spacious rec room, and a home office, are all located on the second floor, creating a division between private and public spaces. 

What We Love: Stunning views of the surrounding landscaping (and mature trees) from every room, while delightful architectural details —  like the stained-glass windows next to the wide staircase with its wrought-iron handrails — create a unified sense of style. 

Represented by: Pam D. Eskind of Corcoran Legends

Hudson Valley

What’s Here: A custom-built four-bedroom modern residence on 3.6 secluded acres offers a sophisticated country retreat in Saugerties. A dramatic entryway leads to a living room with soaring ceilings, skylights, oversized windows, and a floating fireplace, and an open-plan kitchen and dining area. All of the rooms  — even the showers  are outfitted with nearly floor-to-ceiling windows that blur the line between the indoors and the outdoors. (Fear not, the shower windows are equipped with shades.) The lower level is currently used as a yoga and meditation space, but can be used as a studio, home gym, or whatever your heart desires. 

What We Love: Outside, there’s a heated in-ground pool and hot tub, surrounded by a bluestone patio, as well as a fire pit with a circle of welcoming seating. Plus, Saugerties is just minutes away from Woodstock, with all of its groovy shops and restaurants. 

Represented By: Rich Vizzini and Michelle Bergkamp of Corcoran Country Living

Connecticut

What’s Here: This beautiful five-bedroom 1932 shingle-style house in Old Greenwich’s waterfront district is filled with light and surrounded with manicured lawns and graced with sweeping views of the Long Island Sound. The first floor is home to an airy great room, spacious kitchen, family room, and home office, with French doors leading from the great room and family room to the deck, perfect for meals outside. All five bedrooms, including the primary suite, are on the second floor, while the third floor is an open loft space with windows along two sides that can be used as a playroom, office, studio space, or whatever makes sense for your lifestyle.

What We Love: it’s hard to imagine a prettier location than this part of Old Greenwich and the backyard has enough space for a grill, kayak storage (the water is just steps away), a game of lawn bowling, or a hammock for relaxing and enjoying living the good life. 

Represented By: Jeff Jackson and Konstantine Wells of Corcoran Centric Realty. 

South Florida

What’s Here: Unobstructed views of and access to the Intracoastal Waterway anchor an inherent appeal for this idyllic Lantana barrier island estate. South Florida’s beloved blue body flows directly past your backyard — equipped with a private boat dock — and is visible even from inside thanks to oversized sliding glass. An open plan creates a seamless flow on the main floor, a sun-filled expanse enveloping the familiar living/dining/kitchen trifecta, plus a club room and built-in bar. Multiple smart features, including Sonos speakers and Lutron lighting and shade systems, grant life in this home an even greater sense of luxuriant ease.

What We Love: When the time of day comes, waterfront sunsets from the pool and spa or covered patio will never disappoint.

Represented By: Steven Presson of Corcoran’s Palm Beach Office.

Northwest Florida

What’s Here: This grand retreat is named “Feelin’ Good Again,” an apt description for the sense of relaxation that will wash over you the minute you step through the front gates. In previous lives, the house served as a bed and breakfast and, most recently, as a vacation rental, but can also be transformed into a single-family residence. The primary house has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, while a separate two-story carriage house has two guest suites, each with its own kitchenette, sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom. The layout is idea for large gatherings, allowing smaller groups privacy within the bigger estate.  

What We Love: A roof deck with Gulf views, and the short distance (or bike ride or golf cart jaunt) to Seaside‘s town square and beach — it was laid out according to the principles of New Urbanism, focusing on a high degree of walkability and a spirit of shared community. Fittingly, there are three neighborhood pools exclusively available to residents. 

Represented By: Hilary Farnum-Fasth and Jacob Watkins of Corcoran Reverie

Denver

What’s Here: This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom house was built in 1991 and served as a former Children’s Hospital Designer Show Home. Though the house has all of the expected modern luxuries, there’s a touch of fairy-tale charm here. The half-timbering and brickwork exterior welcome you home with a front door set in a tower, while inside, there’s a foyer with limestone walls, timbered doorways, and accent beams. The primary suite has a sitting area with a Juliet balcony, and there are several flexible spaces currently configured as a library, playroom, and gym — the latter already set up with a rubber floor and mirrored wall.  

What We Love: Two sets of French doors from the great room lead to both the front patio and to the backyard, which boasts a full outdoor kitchen, including a grill, refrigerator, sink, TV, and gas fire pit. 

Represented By: Jennifer Atkinson of Corcoran Perry & Co. 

Cayman Islands

What’s Here: Enjoy this striking, turnkey, canal-front five-bedroom house in Crystal Harbour (close by Seven Mile Beach), which is beautifully decorated and sited on a half-acre corner lot. Multiple windows in every room frill the home with light and provide views of the lush surrounding garden, planted with mature fruit trees. The great room comprises an open-plan living area, dining area, and kitchen, which opens up to back patio, outdoor kitchen, and pool. Four of the bedrooms are on the second floor, with the fifth bedroom located on the first floor and can be used as a den, media room, or home office instead. 

What We Love: The garden backs up to the North Sound Golf Club, while the front of the property has 100 feet of private canal frontage, and approved plans for a private dock. Whether you’re looking to head out on the water or on the links, fun is close at hand.

Represented By: Paul Michael Young of Corcoran Cayman Islands

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