by INHABIT EDITORS
A monthly showcase of the most spectacular listings across the Corcoran network.
From the Hudson Valley to Napa Valley, enjoy our survey of Corcoran’s most incredible listings across the country and beyond. Taking center stage this month: Timeless Brooklyn Heights elegance, an enviable Rhinebeck mansion, sunset cityscapes on the Upper East Side, a serene waterside setting in Delray Beach, a Las Vegas estate like no other, and a vineyard in Napa.
New York City
What’s Here: A fantastic full-floor penthouse—tucked into a c.1914 Schwartz & Gross building on the storied Upper East Side—with towering ceilings that soar above sprawling hardwood floors. Multitudinous windows guarantee that every corner of this residence basks in natural light. Meanwhile, rooms like the wood-paneled library or the living room with herringbone floors and a wood-burning fireplace underscore a stately elegance that runs throughout.
What We Love: It’s tough to complain about having an extra space ready-made for alfresco dining and entertaining. Having that space be a wraparound terrace with sweeping sunset cityscape views makes it an even greater challenge.
What’s Here: Live like Prince Street royalty from this downtown duplex penthouse. The two immediate draws here are the double-height living room and the private roof deck, each adding a dramatic feel and grand scale to the place. Additional appeal comes from features including the skylit staircase, massive kitchen outfitted with high-end appliances, and the quasi-lofted primary bed space overlooking the previously mentioned living room. With two levels, plus the roof, you’ll have a striking canvas on which to paint your masterpiece residence.
What We Love: Right outside this c.1920 brick building are the wonders of SoHo: impeccable dining, world-class shopping, endless cultural endeavors, all at a moment’s notice.
What’s Here: Unlike the fruit that its street is named after, this Brooklyn Heights home is quite sweet on the palette. Covered by a Mansard roof, the townhouse has been restored and renewed, with timeless elegance and charm honoring its 1829 construction. The high ceilings alternatively sport crown moldings and exposed beams, many of the walls are covered in an array of eclectic wallpaper, and the marble fireplace mantles are all original.
What We Love: This kitchen defines this townhouse’s dazzling dichotomy between new and old. Sitting on the glorious garden level, it has a custom Lacanche range and top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances, but also boasts a wood-burning oven and antique cabinetry sourced from an Ohio mansion.
What’s Here: Eight beds, five fireplaces, and multiple balconies expertly arranged over three pristine levels. Walls of glass and french doors let natural light filter in and allow you to gaze out onto stunning landscaped vistas to call your own. Step off white oak floors into a backyard that claims several areas to sit and relax—or entertain—including a couple of poolside spots. Should you desire some sand along with your water, the house is a quick trip down to the Atlantic Ocean and its treasured beaches.
What We Love: A finished basement really takes the home to another level, despite being below the rest of it. Spanning 3,200 square feet, it’s virtually a separate apartment with recreation space, kitchen, bed and bath, and a media room—not to mention the 1,100-plus bottle wine cellar.
What’s Here: Waterside living without parallel in this five-bed Georgian-style estate beside the Intracoastal. Over 8,700 square feet of space make up this home, which is so supremely attuned to the ideal indoor-outdoor Florida lifestyle that the open-concept living and dining areas practically melt into the pool. Floors of wood and marble are found throughout, and details such as the magnificent millwork or vaulted ceilings seal the property’s appeal.
What We Love: This home’s primary bed will send you sprinting toward its serene setting, boasting multiple massive closets, a spa-like bath, and a private loggia on the water. However, family and guests needn’t be jealous: even the secondary suites have access to outdoor balconies.
What’s Here: A contemporary shingle style-mansion in Rhinebeck covers 7,612 feet on an 8.06 acres, with spectacular views of the river. The entire house is oriented toward the mighty Hudson—all of the outside spaces, which include a pool, a hot tub, and multiple decks and patios, and the inside spaces, which include three bedrooms and two offices, are designed to take advantage of the water views. There is also a lovely Japanese-style garden by eminent landscape designer Hoichi Kurisu by the entrance of the house.
What We Love: The property also includes a remodeled, two-bedroom, two-bath 1870 carriage house that was originally part of the Wyndclyffe Mansion, built for Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones, aunt to novelist Edith Wharton. It is said that Wyndclyffe Mansion inspired the phrase “keeping up with the Jones,” as it was the first and the grandest of the fashionable Hudson River estates.
What’s Here: This extraordinary estate of 15,000 square feet on 1.41 acres was built in 2001 and has six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms. The interiors were designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan and every imaginable luxury is here: There’s a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a movie theater, an art room, marble floors, and custom silk carpets, including a living room carpet woven in Louis Vuitton’s wedding ring–quilt pattern. The primary suite has separate his-and-hers spa bathrooms, inspired by the Wynn Hotel.
What We Love: The outside is just as impressive as inside, with rolling lawns, a pool, a spa, manicured gardens, a fountain, a gazebo, and custom-designed bronze fixtures. The property has golf, city, and mountain views.
What’s Here: Relax in this 8,028-square-foot European-style house on 1.85 acres, built in 2008 by custom luxury builder Arcadia. This expansive, light-filled house has plenty of room for friends and family to gather. The entire first floor is devoted to common spaces and the upstairs is dedicated to the five bedrooms. On the ground floor, there’s a great room that opens to a chef’s kitchen, a formal living room, a library with a saltwater aquarium, an exercise room, a media room, a den, and a laundry room with a pet shower.
What We Love: Enjoy outdoor living throughout the year in the spacious screened porch with a fireplace, stone floors, vaulted wood ceiling, and an outdoor kitchen, including a mini-fridge and grill.
What’s Here: A one-of-a-kind four-bedroom house sited on 4.28 acres in the Coombsville AVA that includes three acres of vineyards, with 6,000 Cabernet Sauvignon vines and .25 acres of Malbec vines for blending. The property also includes a pool with spa, bocce court, outdoor seating area, and built-in grill. Inside, the spacious great room with its 27′-foot ceiling and exposed beams opens onto the unique barrel-shaped dining room. The primary bedroom has a fireplace and a spa-style bathroom.
What We Love: Throw the ultimate wine tasting gathering in the “Party Barn,” a 864+ square foot structure with its own kitchenette and bathroom that’s next to the pool and bocce court.