Corcoran’s A-List
May 2024


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 penthouse soaring over West Palm Beach, a magnum opus Arts & Crafts-style Hamptons home, a dapper Tribeca duplex loft, a mid-century modern Princeton manse with quite the literary pedigree, a super-luxe Puerto Rico penthouse, and an Art Nouveau villa in the Italian countryside.

New York City

What’s Here: This Tribeca duplex encompasses two penthouses worth of space across two levels. Enter on the upper floor, a sprawling loft space alive in glorious harmony below tall ceilings and stop wide-plank hardwood. As you move throughout, maybe you’ll grab a book from off a built-in shelf and sit down in front of the living room’s chic linear glass fireplace. Or, perhaps, the spot is the gourmet kitchen for a casual bite at the waterfall island or to cook something up using a suite of modern appliances. Head down a glass staircase to a lower level, sporting exposed brick and housing all five bedrooms and a family room/media lounge.

What We Love: Undoubtedly, the standout feature here is the 51-foot-wide south-facing private terrace — accessible via the kitchen and living room — with panoramas encompassing One World Trade Center. Plus, the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the terrace guarantee sunlight’s unabated flow into the home.

Represented By: The Danny Davis Team of Corcoran’s SoHo Office.

What’s Here: Feel like you’re flying through the sky at this custom-designed four-bedroom, boasting three exposures worth of omnipresent floor-to-11-foot-ceiling windows. Entertaining is always on this home’s mind, and the entry gallery helpfully points the way — past two closets — to formal living and dining areas that fully leverage dazzling cityscape views. A second living room awaits off the gallery’s other end, forming a more casual gathering place adjacent to the kitchen. Two walk-in closets bolster the primary suite, which also has a five-fixture marble bathroom. All three other bedrooms also have vast closet space and ensuite baths.

What We Love: Aside from the condo’s copious closets, the Arcadia has several amenities for its relatively small number of residents — the building has only 48 units — including a gym with a separate yoga/ballet studio, a screening room, and 24-hour doorman and concierge service.

Represented By: Hilary Landis, Beth Benalloul, and Whitney Tanquary of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

East End

What’s Here: This Arts & Crafts-style Southampton house is a masterstroke, originally designed by the mind behind the Central Park Zoo and the Maidstone Club, Aymar Embury II. The expansive great room is a jaw-dropper, positioned underneath quadruple-adjective ceilings — double-height, vaulted, exposed wood, beamed — and dappled in sunlight from living room stone fireplace to dining room table. Achieve peak privacy on the second floor, occupied entirely by a spacious primary suite boasting a Juliet balcony. Take to the backyard to revel in tranquility behind the hedges — lilypad patio sat beside a 50-foot heated gunite pool.

What We Love: We absolutely must mention the finished lower level, featuring a den positively and fabulously showing off. The room flaunts exposed grid-pattern ceiling beams, a voluminous stone fireplace with eight log storage cubbies, and magnificent built-ins flanking a wet bar. A wine storage room is also down here, along with two ensuite bedrooms, including one with yet another fireplace — three total for the home, but who’s counting?

Represented By: Mary Slattery of Corcoran’s Southampton Office.

New Jersey

What’s Here: This is a very special house with an amazing pedigree: Designed by noted Princeton architect Philip Collins, this mid-century modern marvel was home to noted writer (and Princeton professor) Joyce Carol Oates for more than 30 years. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the 3,400-square-foot residence has a bluestone courtyard surrounded by four interconnected living spaces, each with floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple skylights. The home’s ‘private wing’ houses the three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, along with an office space, while the public spaces of the kitchen, and dining and living room make up another ‘wing.’ There’s also an expansive family room with its own full bathroom, as well as a connecting glass hallway for the remaining quadrants.

What We Love: In the December 2000 issue of Architectural Digest, Oates wrote of this house, “The ‘enchanted place’ in which we live has never ceased to exert its spell on me.” She was particularly fond of the many glass elements of the space, saying, “We’ve become accustomed to living, in a sense, outside. … There is something comforting about being surrounded by green. About watching rain like a waterfall against the domed glass of a skylight, and hearing the rain drumming by night.”

Represented by: Christine Mariano of Corcoran Sawyer Smith


What’s Here: Colonial-style house lovers, rejoice! This is the real thing, a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom built in 1745 on the grounds of the former Sugar Hollow Farm in New Canaan. Beautifully updated, this house is a lovely example of New England style, with all of the modern amenities expected throughout. The kitchen boasts an oversized Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Forno Galiano eight-burner gas range with a double oven. The property has lush rolling lawns, a barn with electricity, a gazebo, and winding stone walls. On the main floor, there’s a space surrounded by windows that can be used as an office, playroom, or bedroom. 

What We Love: The primary suite has both an enormous walk-in closet and en suite bathroom. The closet has plenty of built-ins, so you can organize your wardrobe to your heart’s content. The bathroom has a large marble spa-style bath tub and a walk-in shower, as well as a long marble counter with double vanities. The entire suite is flooded with natural light from the surrounding windows.

Represented By: Brenda L. Colon of Corcoran Centric Realty


What’s Here: This amazing, sprawling Chatham compound has sweeping views of Oyster Pond and covers 7,700 square feet — enough space to host the entire family and friend gang.  A collaboration between top architects, designers, and builders, the primary house has five bedrooms, with the sixth bedroom found in separate three-story guest house. The primary house is designed so that public and private spaces are kept separate, with living spaces sporting floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the water, lawn, and gardens, making them perfect for large-scale entertaining, with cozy details like fireplaces and window seats tucked into quiet nooks.

What We Love: The outdoor spaces in this property are equally as impressive as the interiors, with rolling lawns, a pool and spa set between the main house and the guest house, as well as two decks (one on the roof and one leading to the pool), and direct access to the beach and a private association dock. The house is also just steps away from the restaurants and shops of Chatham’s Main Street. 

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

South Florida

What’s Here: West Palm Beach is at your fingertips from this modern penthouse perch. The residence occupies a full floor of the skyward La Clara tower, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, the Atlantic Ocean, and beyond through its omnipresent floor-to-ceiling windows and from a panoply of balconies. Your most staggering vista will reveal itself as you float in a private infinity pool, extending outward from the residence and over the city below. Meanwhile, whatever pampering a personal sauna cannot offer is covered by La Clara’s legion of amenities — such as a fitness center, a wine-tasting room, and valet and concierge services.

What We Love: The penthouse’s location, however high above it may be, is beyond prime. Downtown West Palm Beach, the Norton Museum of Art, and more are minutes from the La Clara lobby, with further excitement along Worth Avenue and Atlantic beaches a shell’s throw away in Palm Beach.

Represented By: Suzanne Frisbie of Corcoran’s Palm Beach Office.


What’s Here: An expansive, gracious residence sits on almost three acres, directly on the Wilmington River, on Wilmington Island. The primary house covers almost 4,000 square feet, and boasts four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as brand-new doors, windows, and a new electric and HVAC system. There’s also a detached garage and a separate 700-square-foot one-bedroom apartment. The property also includes 200 feet of waterfront and a dock that was completely rebuilt in 2015. 

What We Love: There are picture-perfect views from almost every room, with the blue of the river blending into the blue of the Georgia sky. There’s also an extensive covered patio, with three sets of doors that fully open, with space for dining and lounging.

Represented By: Anna Young of Corcoran Austin Hill Realty.

Puerto Rico

What’s Here: We’ve found the pinnacle of luxury living in this extravagant dual-beachfront penthouse in Dorado Beach‘s Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Occupying the entirety of the two top floors, this penthouse has a 2,609-square-foot rooftop terrace, an L-shaped infinity pool, and a covered outdoor kitchen. And that’s just the outdoor space! Inside, there’s an open-concept living area, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors framing panoramic ocean views, as well as four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a powder room. The primary suite has a private outdoor shower, a hot tub, and a separate, enclosed, outdoor sauna. Talk about living the good life!

What We Love: As members of the Ritz Carlton Reserve Residences, you’ll have access to two championship golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, an aquatic park, a tennis center, a water sports center, a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, and five restaurants, serving a range of cuisines, including the option of Japanese seafood omakase and Italian-inspired salt-block cooking. 

Represented By: Blanca Hebe Lopez Pierluisi and Maria Fonseca of Corcoran Puerto Rico. 

Cayman Islands

What’s Here: This perfectly sited three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo in the Laguna Del Mar sits on Seven Mile Beach, the ultimate in Grand Cayman addresses. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room  as well as the large outdoor patio  allow residents to take advantage of the priceless views throughout the unit. The primary suite’s bathroom has a large soaking tub and a rain shower, while the bedroom has a stunning view of the ocean. The chic, open kitchen has Miele appliances and custom cabinets. 

What We Love: Short-term rentals are allowed here and building amenities like an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, state-of-the-art gym, tennis courts, and a shared grilling and seating area make this unit a smart investment opportunity

Represented By: Marta Goss of Corcoran Cayman Islands


What’s Here: It’s hardly lunacy to fall in love with Luna Sea, a splendid five-building compound on 1.42 acres of bayside property on Harbour Island. The main residence is a two-story, 6,100-square-foot home with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, and then there’s also a large two-bedroom guest cottage, an additional studio cottage, a dock house with a full bathroom, and a two-car garage. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the swimming pool winds from the front entrance all the way to the back of the house, with views of Romora Bay. The property also has 103 feet of water frontage and is a two-minute walk from Pink Sands Beach.

What We Love: Harbour Island is known as the “Nantucket of the Caribbean” and Luna Sea perfectly embodies the New England-meets-island-life vibe. Fun details abound, including an octagonal game room with a seahorse-themed bar, while the primary bedroom connects to a covered porch with hanging chairs and a deck that boasts breathtaking views of the water and the sky.

Represented By: Gavin Christie and Julian Shaq Gibson of Corcoran CA Christie Bahamas.


What’s Here: This Art Nouveau villa in Isola della Scala was designed in 1920 by Ettore Fagiuoli, arguably the most famous Veronese architect of his era. The three-story villa boasts three living rooms, four bedrooms, six bathrooms, two terraces, a home gym, a majestic staircase in Botticino marble, and an elevator (added during the 1997 restoration of the property). True to Liberty style  the Italian name and interpretation of Art Nouveau  the house has ornate flourishes inside and out, including frescoes on the ceilings and walls. The beautifully landscaped grounds includes a circular driveway, for a formal and distinguished welcome to the property. 

What We Love: Isola della Scala, located along the Tartaro river, is a small town in the Veronese countryside, about 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, from Verona, a perfect blend of pastoral tranquility and convenient proximity to city life. 

Represented By: Maddalena Magri of Corcoran Magri

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