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: An emerald Palm Beach paradise, country estates in Napa Valley and the Hudson Valley, a Manhattan maisonette bordering Central Park, a pair of idyllic East End escapes, and stunning villas in the exclusive island enclaves of Vieques and Harbour Island.
New York City
What’s Here: French countryside scale with French palace ambition on the Upper East Side. Discover enticing details across each square foot. Interlocking-patterned parquet de Versailles flooring lends a courtly resplendence to the entry gallery and living room. Solarium windows transform a secondary living room into a sunroom. Walls of counter and prep space line the professional-grade kitchen alongside copious cabinetry. Transitioning from work to happy hour is never simpler than in the upstairs office adjoining a refrigerated wine room. The backyard is an oasis sporting a garden with Katsura and weeping beech trees and a sunken stone patio.
What We Love: You couldn’t be closer to living in Central Park unless you were Flaco, the Eurasian eagle-owl. NYC’s most beloved green space is your second yard, directly across the street on Fifth Avenue and visible from two front-facing bedrooms.
What’s Here: Two levels atop the Beyer Blinder Belle-designed Hendrik afford this Boerum Hill duplex penthouse with a treehouse-like perspective over Brooklyn. The main-level great room rises 12-feet-high, forming a wide-open space where the living room, dining room, and kitchen fold into one another while anchoring distinct areas. Three bedrooms encompass the home’s upper tier, the corner primary suite boasting skyline views, a walk-in closet with built-in millwork, and a windowed, marble-bedecked ensuite. Custom touches like walnut and glass shelving and bold wallpaper patterns add further splashes of individuality to the condo.
What We Love: A picture-perfect wraparound terrace conducive for dining, entertaining, and gardening, plus the bonus of historic brownstone Brooklyn views.
What’s Here: A commanding compound on coveted south-of-the-highway Hamptons ground — for when you want more room and then some. Enjoy 14,000 square feet of show-stopping space across 1.23 acres. Jaws will drop upon passing under the curved entry hall into a 26-foot-high living room. Elsewhere, discover a handsome wood-paneled library, a charming kitchen and breakfast room, and bedrooms boasting resort-like comfort — see the primary’s atrium and two full baths. Natural light beckons all over toward the home’s exterior — sprawling, immaculately green grounds featuring a pool and spa, a tennis court, and extensive terracing.
What We Love: An unparalleled finished lower level with a spectacularly rare indoor swimming pool skylit through an atrium. Right next to it is a different kind of pool, a billiards room that further connects to a home gym, a media room, a wine cellar, and a sauna.
What’s Here: Take a bite off the North Fork at this bayfront Southold escape. Sunlight spills all across hardwood floors through a fleet of floor-to-ceiling glass. With that much of a literal window to the outside, your attention can’t help but get drawn to the home’s more than three verdant acres. A host of seating options surround the stone pool deck, including spots around a gas fire pit and up at the poolside bar. Should rain cloudy the forecast, take refuge on the screened-in porch, equipped with its own dining and living room area. Wherever you may sit, tranquility permeates the residence as the bay ripples less than a breeze away.
What We Love: Greater adventure awaits as you kick back on your private beach’s sands or ply the gentle waters from your private dock — two standout East End amenities.
What’s Here: Indoor-outdoor lifestyle thrives at this Palm Beach paradise, emerald like the street it rests upon. Lavish landscaping particularly envelopes the peaceful pool area, sitting beside a covered loggia that’ll consistently have you in an al fresco state of mind — it’s got a built-in grill and fireplace and has room for a dining table. A triad of French doors open to the living room’s coffered shiplap ceilings and fireplace flanked by built-in shelving. Adjacent is the kitchen, a counter and cabinet nirvana that can accommodate everything from holiday feasts to morning waffles. Upstairs, a back balcony is ideal for day-round entertaining.
What We Love: The primary suite occupies an entire wing of the first floor, flaunting dual bathrooms, dual walk-in closets, and a secluded study adorned with decorative moldings and a wall of built-ins.
What’s Here: An expansive estate set on 1.7 acres of beautifully maintained grounds boasts a gracious single-family house with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as a detached studio. The house has multiple built-ins throughout, including an unexpectedly cozy window seat in the kitchen and seating alcoves in the bedrooms. The well-landscaped garden, planted with mature trees provide private and peaceful surroundings, though it’s just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, with all of its conveniences.
What We Love: The backyard has a terrace, with steps leading down to the lovely pool, surrounded by palm trees and lawn. There’s also a loggia on one side of the house, with plenty of space for seating to gather and unwind, while gazing out over the gardens.
What’s Here: This Calistoga gem of an estate sits in prime Wine Country, covering 2.85 acres, and is bordered by Garnett Creek. At its heart is an 1881 Georgian Revival–style farmhouse and a separate guest house and/or office nearby. Together, the two residences offer six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. There’s also a party barn and a pool with views of the Palisades, as well as a wine cellar in the refurbished water tower, a vineyard, an olive orchard, a pond, and a pétanque court.
What We Love: Entertain on as large or as intimate scale as your heart desires: There’s plenty of space for a big bash in the party barn or a pool soirée in the fabulous outdoor pool. Alternatively, invite just a few friends over for a glass of wine made from grapes grown right on the property and toss a ball on the pétanque court after.
What’s Here: This charming country castle boasts two bedrooms and three bathrooms, spread over three floors, and overlooks a Catskills kingdom of 17+ acres. Inside, discover funky and idiosyncratic details like two enormous stone fireplaces — one in the living room and another in one of the bedrooms — and a library/reading nook that’s only accessible via ladder. There’s also a whole house generator that can power the house for two weeks, if needed. Plus, there’s a vegetable garden and beautiful landscaping throughout. The house is just minutes to Hunter and Windham mountains for skiing, and literally across the street from Onteora Club.
What We Love: The renovated and insulated water tower is straight out of a modern fairy tale, as it’s wired for two floors of surround sound, and has a gas stove. There’s a circular room on each floor that can be used as home offices, fun hideaways, or playrooms.
What’s Here: On the paradisial island of Vieques, off the east coast of Puerto Rico, is Casa Caracola, a four-bedroom villa with views of mainland Puerto Rico and the neighboring islands of Culebra and St. Thomas. The villa covers 5,660 square feet, spread over three levels, and set on an acre of land, which includes the adjacent lot, preserving the residence’s panoramic vistas. Inside, there’s an open-concept design, with cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, an elevator, and a guest suite with its own entrance.
What We Love: Offering the best in indoor-outdoor living, the villa has a saltwater infinity pool, private balconies for the second floor bedroom suites, and a rooftop terrace to watch the sunrises and sunsets with either a morning cup of coffee or evening cocktails.
What’s Here: On the very chic Harbour Island are three fabulous villas, offering the ultimate in destination living. Villa #2 boasts nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, plus one half bathroom, on a beachfront lot in Triana Shores, with 110 feet of ocean frontage along the pink sand beach. There’s a dramatic double-height open plan great room, with glass doors that open to the lavish pool deck comprising a heated infinity pool, a surrounding deck and lawn, and a beach hut with tiki umbrellas, as well as stunning ocean views. There’s also a home theater, a game room, a home gym, a sauna and a self-contained two-bedroom apartment with its own balcony.
What We Love: In a residence of superlatives, the villa’s rooftop deck is its crown jewel: It spans 1,500 square feet and sports a fully outfitted outdoor kitchen, a sitting and dining area, a hot tub, and an outdoor shower. And most special of all, the roof offers 365-degree panoramic views over all of Harbor Island, the ocean, and the beach.