Corcoran’s A-List
May 2022

by INHABIT EDITORS

A monthly showcase of the most spectacular listings across the Corcoran network.

From the beachfront to the countryside to the city middle, enjoy our survey of Corcoran’s most incredible listings across the country. Taking center stage this month: A sleek Brooklyn townhouse, waterfront serenity on Connecticut’s Gold Coast, a resort-like compound in the Palm Beaches, and mid-century modern charm in Hawaii.

Manhattan

What’s Here: A soaring penthouse at the Four Seasons in Tribeca, soaring 75 floors above Manhattan with over 3,100 square feet of interior space. Nearly every room flaunts of jaw-dropping views to the south, east, or west. Straight off the oval entrance gallery sits a lavish living room, a 510-square-foot jewel that basks in the unobstructed sunlight that comes with its high elevation. Venture out onto the west terrace and connect directly to the primary suite, boasting two en-suite baths, and double walk-in closets. And before you ask, there’s an east terrace too, connecting the airy dining room and custom cabinetry-bedecked kitchen. 

What We Love: Bespoke interior work by Robert A.M. Stern Architects—including a plethora of marble floors and countertops—ties the bow around this gift-like package.

Represented By: Gino Filippone of Corcoran’s West Side Office.

List: $12,900,000.

What’s Here: A resplendent nine into eight room residence in a coveted Emery Roth-designed cooperative. Completely redesigned by Oliver Cope, this lavish Carnegie Hill home couples pre-war prestige with the confidence modern construction. Custom finishes include plaster crown moldings, millwork, and hardware by a litany of top designers. The corner primary suite boasts a high-fashion dressing room, built-ins (including a safe), and a windowed bathroom finished in statuary marble. The recent remodel saw every wall replaced, with a vapor barrier between the flooring and bringing an entirely re-poured cement slab.

What We Love: All the tech forward add-ons, like a Lutron lighting and shade system. There’s also a new, high-efficiency central air and humidifier system, operated on custom Crestron panels.  All bathrooms—there are three, plus a powder room—feature radiant heat, as does the laundry room.

Represented By: Cathy FranklinAlexis BodenheimerJamie Hannon, and Nika Kneitschel of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

List: $9,500,000.

Brooklyn

What’s Here: Prospect Park proximity in the form of a c.1909 Arts and Crafts-style Park Slope townhouse. This neighborhood classic was remodeled to embrace past and present, balancing function and flash across its six levels. That dichotomy may best be embodied by the garden-level kitchen, which is clad in French walnut and stainless steel and seamlessly melds into the back garden through its glass walls and sliding doors. Bedrooms occupy the third and fourth floors, the primary suite engulfing the former with a bay window—complete with window seat—a hallway of 12 closets, and a luxe bath bedecked in marble and tumbled mosaic tiling. 

What We Love: The top floor acts as a sophisticated treehouse of sorts, providing an area for work, play, or some combination of the two. Retreat to the apex to work in a secluded home office, but also don’t ignore the wet bar enclosed in a wall of custom Macassar ebony millwork cabinets. Take your phone calls or cocktails out onto the roof terrace and enjoy the vistas.

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

List: $8,995,000.

East End

What’s Here: An oceanfront three-bedroom in Montauk showcasing masterful modern design by Thierry Despont. A sprawling wood deck—part porch, part poolside perch—completely embraces the home’s beachfront setting, situated well above the surf for outright swoon-worthy views. Inside, you’ll find an expansive great room brimming with a brightness that rises from the floor, past the built-in shelving and stone fireplace mantle, and up to the double-height, wood-paneled, curved ceiling. 

What We Love: While two bedrooms occupy the first level, the primary suite stands alone on the second—allowing for the utmost privacy—complete with a private deck and an outdoor shower.

Represented By: Tim Davis of Corcoran’s Southampton Office.

List: $22,500,000.

South Florida

What’s Here: Why travel halfway around the world when the resort stay of your dreams can be home? This West Palm Beach property encompasses two homes, spanning an acre of land beside the Intracoastal and nestled beneath the canopy of banyan trees. Indoor and outdoor merge into one supreme living space. Several rooms—like the primary bedroom, living room, and bar/game room—blend into the exterior through glass windows and doors, while those that don’t have windows that consciously frame the landscape. The overall aesthetic is very Burmese teak-forward, a design element that only bolsters the permanent-vacation aura.

What We Love: The outstanding outdoor amenities: Prepare a feast in the summer kitchen and enjoy it around the fire pit; play a few sets on the tennis court and rinse off in the pool or skylit outdoor shower; pass the time on the patio in relaxation mode.

Represented By: Colleen Hanson of Corcoran’s Palm Beach Office.

List: $22,000,000.

Fairfield County

What’s Here: This tranquil five-bedroom waterfront in Old Greenwich is a perfect alliance of fun and functionality, created in a collaboration between architects Brooks & Falotico, designer Lynn Morgan, and the building firm Hobbs. Its prime location—60 feet of the property sits directly on Greenwich Cove, along with a private dock—is a result of two lots that were combined into a single .71 acre parcel. There’s plenty of room for work (✔ two home offices) and play, including an unusually colorful and exuberant home gym with its own climbing wall, ceiling-mounted monkey bars, and a pillow-stuffed nook that’s ideal for relaxing or fort-building. 

What We Love: The great room has an open-floor plan that encompasses a chef’s kitchen, a bar area, and a living and dining space with a long built-in window seat. Most strikingly, the great room has floor-to-ceiling doors that open to the outdoor terraces and covered patio, with steps down to the heated saltwater infinity pool and spa, and then beyond that, to a rolling lawn and the water.

Represented By:  Jeffrey Jackson and Caroline Shen of Corcoran Centric Realty.

List: $11,000,000.

Northern California

What’s Here: Unwind in this secluded eight-bedroom Mediterranean estate set on almost one full acre of land in Atherton’s Lindenwood neighborhood. The house has five sets of French doors that open up to the courtyard with its pool and hot tub, and multiple seating areas. There are five gas fireplaces throughout the house, as well a light-filled home office with a coffered ceiling. Seven of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms,  and a primary suite on each floor, both with a walk-in closet and a spa bathroom.

What We Love:  The landscaping evokes an Italian villa, with a wide variety of trees and two fountains surrounding the house. There’s also a separate pool house that has its own kitchen, entertainment room, and guest bedrooms for visiting friends and family.

Represented By: Scott Rose of Corcoran Global Living. 

List: $9,980,000.

What’s Here: Sentinel Ridge is a truly striking residence that features a harmonious balance between the indoors and the outdoors. Designed by Field Architecture, the award-winning house has been showcased in multiple magazines. The structure is made up of three barns that dramatically unfold in a series of indoor and outdoor rooms, all interconnected with wide-open doors, soaring windows, and skylights. In addition to four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms (including an outdoor shower), and multiple living and dining areas, there is also a temperature-controlled wine room, with an office perched above on a mezzanine level. 

What We Love:  Set on Howell Mountain, overlooking St. Helena, the property covers a total of 12 acres, including a 1.3 acre ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard that has produced multiple wines with 98-point scores. The sale includes the interior furnishingsdesigned by Erin Martin in collaboration with the architectsfor a cohesive vision that is an aesthetic delight. Note the table that can slide along tracks cast into the concrete floor—perfect as a tasting table for drinking your own superb wines. 

Represented By: Henry Schlangen of Corcoran Global Living. 

List: $8,000,000.

Hawaii

What’s Here: Greetings from old Hawai’i! This beautiful three-bedroom L-shaped ranch house from 1948 is positioned on a lush one acre of land that’s surrounded with palm trees and ferns that stretches out down the slope all the way down to Malaekahana Beach. There’s a lovely harmony between the inside and the outside throughout the house, enhanced by original details like a pass-through kitchen window, jalousie windows, a built-in window seat, board and batten walls, and vaulted, beamed ceilings, as well as an inspired set of abstract topiaries between the end of the lawn and the beach that provides privacy for the residence. 

What We Love: There’s so much natural light in every room, thanks to skylights and the simple, but thoughtful, mid-century architecture. The house’s L-shape creates a semi-courtyard, with one bedroom and the living room opening directly onto the yard, where you’ll discover built-in seating alongside one wall, which is accompanied by a matching table for meals (or work?) outside.

Represented By: Bill Ward of Corcoran Pacific Properties

List: $4,300,000.

Denver

What’s Here: Built in 1937, this six-bedroom, six-bath château was inspired by the mansion in the 1935 film Magnificent Obsession. Local lore has it that the owners took the builder and architect to the movie 16 times so they could get all the details correct and the result is, well, a magnificent obsession. (The son of the original owners told The Denver Post, “The builder was ready to retire by the time the house was complete.”) The house has recently been updated with modern amenities including a chef’s kitchen and a butler’s pantry with high-end appliances, a brand-new swimming pool, and a patio area with a fire pit and a gas grill hookup.

What We Love: This interior is ready for its close-up, with much of the inside also styled after Magnificent Obsession’s movie sets. The living area has ribbed vault ceilings, dramatic arched entryways held up by Corinthian columns, and a Juliet balcony that connects from a bedroom on the second floor—just the right place for your fabulous soliloquy to your assembled guests below. 

Represented By: Carla Bartell and Neil Oomkes of Corcoran Perry & Co. 

List: $5,100,000.

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