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: Expert craftsmanship on both sides of the East River, a haute Hamptons retreat, a modern abode in suburban Rockland County, a Mediterranean-inspired country estate in California’s Marin County, and a charming Italian villa in Verona.
New York City
What’s Here: This renovated c.1837 Greek Revival brick townhouse brims with prewar character, no matter if you take the private elevator or the majestic stairs. An open-plan parlor floor sits under towering ceilings, bathed in natural light through its floor-to-ceiling paned windows — which also provide glimpses of the herringbone-paved back garden’s greenery. On the home’s opposite end, overlook your landmarked West Village block from a windowed kitchen. The primary bedroom will be an adored escape thanks to its intimate terrace, exposed brick, custom closet, and wood-burning fireplace (one of the home’s eight total).
What We Love: The home’s upper reaches hide a penthouse solarium, whose wall of glass opens to yet another outdoor space — a roof terrace. With walls of built-in bookshelves and exposed brick adding to the aesthetic, this space could become an ideal home office, library, or sun-soaked den.
What’s Here: Sophisticated is an insufficient descriptor for this carefully plotted and flawlessly executed Upper East Side co-op inside a J.E.R. Carpenter-designed building. American Black Walnut millwork drapes the entry foyer, melding into an eye-popping banquette dining area sat beneath built-in shelving. The oval-shaped bench winds into a vast living room, flaunting a hand-carved fireplace mantel and vistas of Central Park and the skyline. Spot further views of historic area architecture in a primary bedroom occupying an individual wing of the home with multiple closets and a bath adorned in a stunning combination of marble, white onyx, and Glassos®.
What We Love: This home makes ingenious use of its space, hiding an entire full kitchen setup behind the aforementioned millwork in the entry foyer — there when you need it, artfully concealed when you don’t. If the living room proves too expansive for your needs, split it down the middle to make another bedroom, a home office, or a library.
What’s Here: There’s an expert touch all over this five-bedroom Cobble Hill townhouse, designed and lived in by award-winning architects. Glorious natural light flows across, a warmth only bolstered by the heated white oak floors throughout — and the living room’s gas fireplace. A delectable kitchen is well-seasoned with custom blue-gray cabinetry, copious Carrara marble counter space, and top-of-the-line appliances. Much-coveted outdoor space awaits on the back garden patio — sizable enough for an al fresco dining room — and a roof deck. Flex your creative genius in the finished basement, boasting a rec room with limitless possibilities.
What We Love: Stylish elegance is one thing, but this townhouse also has an environmental conscience. The roof has an 18-solar-panel array, producing lower electric bills and an even smaller carbon footprint.
What’s Here: Enclosed in the evergreens and dotted with gardens and courtyards, this East Hampton hideaway will inspire many a double take. Expansive glass walls define the home, bringing interior and exterior together in every room. Move from the entry foyer to a sunken lounge to a kitchen two steps up, flaunting touch-to-open cabinets and a breakfast counter island. The primary bedroom has its own fireplace and a bathroom with a two-person shower, a standalone tub, and access to an outdoor shower. Downstairs, there’s a temperature and humidity-controlled wine room with a separate area to taste and lounge.
What We Love: The home’s indoor-outdoor harmony is most significantly felt in the nearly 1,200-square-foot covered outdoor terrace, which has a fireplace, kitchenette, TV, and half-bath — and is enclosable via motorized screens for all-weather merriment. With the screens down, this space adjoins the lounge-worthy environs beside a 68-foot-long pool.
What’s Here: A striking four-bedroom mountaintop marvel, built in 1976, sits within Clausland State Park and is spread out over 1.17 acres of property and offers panoramic views of the Hudson River from almost every room. The house, designed to take advantage of its majestic location, emphasizes indoor-outdoor living with multiple terraces, decks, and patios, a vast lawn, and an outdoor, heated, stone-lined pool. Inside, soaring ceilings, skylights and glass walls let in light and allow the mighty Hudson to serve as an ever-changing backdrop for everyday life. On the grounds, there’s an eight-foot stone wall along one side, offering seclusion and privacy.
What We Love: The primary suite on the first floor is a wing in itself, with its own connected, but separate living room/seating area, an outdoor patio, a walk-in closet, an enormous bathroom with a bathtub and a shower, and a large home office. The second and third floors each have another bedroom, with the fourth bedroom located on the first floor, on the opposite side of the primary suite.
What’s Here: Set on nearly two lush, landscaped acres, this palatial Bergen County estate has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two powder rooms. The double-height entryway with its grand staircase is an impressive welcome home and its two sets of stairs lead to a landing that overlooks the grand double-height ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors, two chandeliers, and a dramatic angled ceiling. There’s also a home office/library with custom mahogany woodwork, built-in bookshelves, a window seat, and large windows overlooking the grounds. Plus, there’s a finished basement and a six-car garage.
What We Love: The house was built for entertaining as a priority: There’s a Sonos Music System throughout the property, a plush home cinema, and the pool has a waterfall and has a separate (and large) cabana that has its own kitchen and a full bathroom.
What’s Here: Hit the coast along a covetable stretch of Highway A1A at five-bedroom in Delray Beach. From under a covered entry, proceed through double doors to a skying interior. The living room rests underneath an impressively backlit, double-height cove ceiling and flows directly into a dining room with a chicness bolstered by two walls of built-ins. Take the glass staircase to the upstairs loft, a catwalk of sorts with access to all the bedrooms, and a covered back balcony. Retreat to a sweet primary suite boasting trayed ceilings and a resort-worthy bath with freestanding showers and a separate tub. The four other bedrooms also have ensuites.
What We Love: Sliding glass doors from various first-floor locales open to a private tropical refuge of a backyard. There are several spots to lounge in the balmy Florida weather — whether or not you’re tuned in to the outdoor television — plus a year-round summer kitchen and an outdoor shower. Even better, everything centers around a pool and spa with a waterfall.
What’s Here: A lovely, beautifully renovated four-bedroom mid-century ranch in coveted Bow Mar offers a relaxed lifestyle, with a floor plan that flows smoothly from one end of the house to the other. The open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen boast vaulted ceilings, white oak wood floors, a gas fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the lawn and garden. The kitchen’s custom cabinets envelop all the essentials behind sleek doors, and there’s a long waterfall island that’s the perfect spot for an informal breakfast or afternoon snack, as well as a great spot for guests to chat with the chef during dinner and party prep.
What We Love: The close proximity to Bowles Lake, a private, 100-acre recreational oasis offering swimming, fishing, and boating in the summer and ice skating in the winter. (Did we mention the adjacent beach, tennis courts, and hiking trails?)
What’s Here: An opulent five-bedroom, six-bathroom estate in the hills of Marin County offers dramatic views of the San Francisco Bay both from inside and outside. The dramatic great room sports striped hardwood floors, oversized arched and circular windows, and French doors leading to the terrace. The outdoor terrace is absolutely spectacular, with an infinity pool, a separate pool house, a fire pit, and outdoor dining and lounging areas, all with panoramic views of the East Bay and the iconic Bay Bridge.
What We Love: The abundant fruit orchard and organic garden allows for a true farm-to-table experience for daily meals.
British Virgin Islands
What’s Here: This glorious four-bedroom villa has an unusual pod-style layout, guaranteeing that each of the four bedrooms exists as its own separate and private suite. However, a shared great room, infinity pool, and deck serve as communal spaces where the whole family or friend group can gather together for meals, swim time, or just relaxing with a drink in hand. And with views of Eustatia Sound and nearby Necker Island, it will be hard to tear your eyes away from the stunning Caribbean landscape from sunrise to sunset.
What We Love: One of the bedrooms could also be used as a media room for movies or gaming, if there’s ever a need for a rainy day activity — or if anyone ever needs a break from exploring the stunning turquoise waters and beautiful beaches of Oil Nut Bay.
What’s Here: A rustic pair of houses nestled in the morainic hills above Lake Garda is set in a veritable paradise. The primary villa boasts three bedroom suites, a charming country kitchen, and a large porch that overlooks the pool and the terraced garden, Next door, a separate property has been added and is currently used as bed-and-breakfast, housing an additional three bedroom suites, as well several fitness and wellness spaces, including a sauna. Both buildings have stone walls, wooden accents, and beamed ceilings.
What We Love: Caprino Veronese is a small commune in the province of Verona, just a short drive away from the vineyards of Valpolicella, Verona’s Historic Centre, or the charming Lake Garda towns of Torri del Benaco, Garda, and Bardolino.