From firelit living rooms to secluded bedroom retreats and private terraces with ocean views, each of these six homes has a carefully created ambience that’s just right for romance.
Sag Harbor Getaway
Capturing the rustic historic charm of Sag Harbor, this four-bedroom home was the original manse of the Old Whaler’s Church and is a delightful retreat from the bustle of Manhattan. Dating to circa 1765 and sensitively updated in 2012, it is filled with beautifully preserved details, including walls constructed from ship ballasts and floors of brick and pumpkin pine. It is equally inviting in winter and summer, with four warming fireplaces, a wine cellar, and a deck overlooking a heated pool and lush landscaping.
Offered at: $5,350,000
Location: 12 Suffolk Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Pebble Beach, this 1920s Spanish Colonial–style villa was impeccably renovated by illustrious designer Juan Pablo Molyneux. Its harmonious interiors include a color-filled salon, an ocean-view library, a grand dining room with reflective surfaces that sparkle by candlelight, a breezy terrace with an ocean vista, and six serene bedrooms. The courtyard gardens are an idyllic private oasis, with tall shade trees, emerald grass, meandering pathways, and archways accented by hand-painted tilework.
Offered at: $16,500,000
Location: 1658 Crespi Lane, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Recalling the graceful classicism of a bygone era, this manor was designed by architect Sumner Hunt in 1925 and restored by designer Thomas Beeton. Some records indicate it was once the home of one of Fred Astaire’s frequent dance partners. It boasts a dining room adjoining a glorious conservatory and a master wing with a sitting area and two elegant baths. Lush with jasmine and canopying trees, the grounds are equally enchanting, with a cutting garden, chic terraces, an alfresco fireplace, and a 60-foot pool.
Offered at: $36,000,000
Location: 255 Ladera Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Ashurst Estate
Secluded in exclusive Mulholland Park, this majestic estate is clad in hand-etched Italian marble and offers 10,500 square feet of unabashed Old World luxury and ornate romantic detailing. A gated drive and a stately motor court with an artful fountain create a fittingly refined introduction. The one-of-a-kind residence also dazzles with six regal bedrooms; a home theater; park-like grounds that include an outdoor kitchen, a pool, a waterfall, and a spa; and a grand central living and entertaining area recalling the magnificent ballrooms of yore.
Offered at: $10,995,000
Location: 19010 Ashurst Lane, Tarzana, CA 91356
Wine Country Charmer
A white picket fence, an arbored entryway, breezy covered porches, thriving flowers, and grandfather trees hint and the timeless charm of this delightful historic home in on one of the most desirable streets in Healdsburg. Warm, welcoming, light-filled interiors—featuring three bedrooms and a wine cellar—give way to enviable outdoor spaces that include an open-air kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven, a fire pit, a bocce court, and a private studio.
Offered at: $1,950,000
Location: 527 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Spanish Colonial Hacienda in New Mexico
In true hacienda tradition, this regal home in the idyllic community of Corrales, north of Albuquerque, centers around a courtyard and is filled with light, color, and Spanish Colonial ambience. Inspired by the style of San Miguel de Allende, it has been expertly updated to offer the finest conveniences and amenities, elegant living and dining rooms, an alfresco living area and kitchen, a luxurious master retreat with a spa-like bath, a refreshing pool, and sweeping views of mountains, city lights, and the valley.
Offered at: $1,795,000
Location: 410 Joaquin Court, Corrales, NM 87048