Elegance and luxury aren’t just associated with vintage homes: Contemporary luxury real estate can have all the beauty and refinement of a more historic property with modern design. From a spectacular triplex penthouse in NYC to a modern Florida ranch estate, here are five marvelous contemporary properties:

1 of 5 | Spectacular Triplex Penthouse

1 of 5 | Spectacular Triplex Penthouse


As part of the renowned Penthouse Collection at the Soori High Line Residences, this showcase triplex penthouse is the crown jewel atop a premier condominium in Chelsea. Meticulously-designed sun-drenched living space, dramatic high ceilings and top-of-the-line designer finishes are all complimented by an incredible 25 foot-long, 4 foot-deep private heated rooftop pool and multiple terraces. Amazing unobstructed city and river views are showcased throughout home and peacefully enjoyed from the private rooftop oasis. The five-bedroom, five-bath home features luxurious and modern touches of Azul Grey limestone and solid oak wood floors, wood laminate walls, Bottocino light marble baths, Poliform closets, a Town and Country fireplace, Boffi, Dornbracht, Toto and Duravit fittings, and Miele, Sub-Zero and Varenna appliances in the Poliform Varenna chef's kitchen.

$22,500,000 | 522 West 29th Street, Apt 9A, New York, NY 10001 | View Listing

2 of 5 | A Beach House Overlooking the Ocean

2 of 5 | A Beach House Overlooking the Ocean


You can't get any closer to the water with this New Stelle Lomont Rouhani modern beach house. With direct bulkhead beach front, an additional bay front lot across the street, and dock on Mecox Bay, this newly constructed home is an ocean lover's dream and perfect for summer jaunts to the picturesque Water Mill seaside. This super-chic, brand-new, modern residence features five bedrooms, three baths, and open living/dining/kitchen plan that opens to outdoor ocean-facing decks, sand and surf. The ground floor also offers two bedrooms, each with full-height glass doors that open to outside, and a full bath. Upstairs, a mahogany outdoor side deck offers a fireplace and built-in steel-constructed hot tub. The master suite with walk-in closet and sky-lit bath opens through floor-to-ceiling glass sliders onto an ocean-facing deck.

$13,000,000 | 1254 & 1265 Flying Point Road, Water Mill, NY 11976 | View Listing

3 of 5 |  Classic Modernism in Sonoma

3 of 5 | Classic Modernism in Sonoma


One of Sonoma County's most prized estates, this wine country retreat mixes modern design and a rustic setting. Located on approximately 20 oak-studded private acres overlooking the town of Sonoma, with views of Mt. Diablo and San Pablo Bay, the house was designed by a noted San Francisco architect as his family's private retreat. The spectacular ultra custom main house with expansive landscaped pool area graciously overlooks a well-appointed guest house with professional observatory.

$7,900,000 | 5340 Grove St, Sonoma, CA 95476 | View Listing

4 of 5 | A Modern Florida Ranch Estate

4 of 5 | A Modern Florida Ranch Estate


Jupiter, Florida's Ranch Colony is the setting for this lavish and contemporary fully-furnished single-story home built on a fabulous 20-acre parcel. The homey gated community offers a peaceful setting, security and sprawling grounds. Built in 2014, this home features five bedrooms, five full baths, a spacious open floor plan, expertly manicured grounds and both indoor and outdoor heated pools. This home is perfect getaway for those looking to enjoy the warm, semi-tropical Florida weather in style and comfort.

$5,850,000 | 1901 Se Ranch Rd, Jupiter, FL 33478 | View Listing

5 of 5 | A Contemporary Masterpiece

5 of 5 | A Contemporary Masterpiece


Nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara and previously owned and designed by a world-renowned artist, this 2015 home is almost as much a work of art as it is a house. Sharp angles, minimalist design, and meticulous attention to detail encompass the ultra-contemporary ambiance for the most discriminant of buyers. This intimate mountain view home boasts features such as a steel frame, walls of glass, LED lighting, finished cement flooring and coated metal paneling on the exterior.

$1,899,000 | 306 Sherman Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 | View Listing

 

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