Whether classically detailed or uniquely sculptural, a fountain brings visual interest and the soothing sounds of water to any property. Each of these five homes — from the Hamptons to California’s wine country — uses a fountain to turn an outdoor area into a peaceful, luxurious oasis.
Historic Napa Valley Estate
Late-19th-century classicism pervades this estate, once a winery owned by Capt. Thomas Amesbury. In the luxurious 3,500-square-foot three-bedroom home, period features have been retained to preserve a timeless charm, while high-end materials and up-to-the-minute amenities have been added. The 10.69-acre compound also consists of thriving roses enveloping a fountain, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a pool and poolhouse, a carriage-style three-car garage and caretaker’s cottage, lush lawns, a tennis court, vineyards, an olive grove, and formal gardens with yet another fountain at their center.
Offered at: $15,000,000
Location: 1777 Inglewood Ave, Saint Helena, CA
Consummate California Colonial Style
Elegant Old World architectural details accent grand living spaces in this six-bedroom, 7,202-square-foot residence. Spanish and Mediterranean influences combine to create a sense of timelessness and welcoming warmth. The home is introduced by an alluring courtyard with shady mature trees and a classical fountain; a lovely deck and verandah overlook the Syrah and Pinot Gris vineyard and enjoy extraordinary sunset views. The grounds include colorful gardens, a pool and cabana, caretaker’s quarters, two barns, a tennis court, and irrigated pastures.
Offered at: $3,495,000
Location: 1240 Cougar Ridge Road, Buellton, CA 93427
Mulholland Park Masterpiece
Secluded in the exclusive environs of Mulholland Park, this palatial estate is clad in hand-etched Italian marble and offers 10,500 square feet of unabashed Old World luxury. The grandeur begins with a gated drive, where a stately motor court with an artful hand-chiseled fountain creates a fittingly refined introduction to the one-of-a-kind residence. Among the other highlights are six regal bedrooms; a home theater; and park-like grounds with an outdoor kitchen, a pool, and a spa.
Offered at: $10,995,000
Location: 19010 Ashurst Lane, Tarzana, CA 91356
Sophisticated Adobe Estate in Santa Fe
This exceptional estate in the hills above Santa Fe combines superior quality, sophistication, and understated elegance. The adobe main residence boasts a gourmet kitchen, a family room, a dining room, an office, well-separated owner’s and guest suites, and remarkable views. The guesthouse also enjoys views and includes a fireplace and a kitchenette. All around the 1.34 acres, paths link various portales and patios and meander through colorful landscaped vignettes that include a striking artistic fountain.
Offered at: $3,500,000
Location: 890 Paseo De Don Carlos, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Old World–Inspired Hacienda
With the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a backdrop, this single-level three-bedroom estate on 2.8 acres in the exclusive community of Las Campanas is an homage to the true style of the classic Mexican hacienda. The home hearkens back to a time when superior craftsmanship, exceptional materials, and hand-hewn details were revered and is surrounded by flourishing gardens, shady portales, peaceful courtyards, and tranquil Old World–inspired fountains.
Offered at: $1,800,000
Location: 8 Wildhorse, Santa Fe, NM 87506