Into the Great Wide Open: Seven Homes with Expansive Views

Whether it’s an architectural work of art above Monterey Bay, a modern oasis by a green field in the Hamptons, or a rarefied urban retreat overlooking all of Manhattan, these residences have breathtaking views that make staying at home satisfyingly scenic.

Seminole Landing Serenity

Secluded on two gated acres, this is an estate of uniquely understated elegance and Caribbean inspiration. The 25,878-square-foot residence takes full advantage of its oceanfront location, blurring the lines between indoors and out and allowing for a pleasurable resort-caliber lifestyle. The style of British West Indies—with its breezy outdoor spaces and light-filled, view-focused interiors—offered inspiration and was adapted for relaxed, refined modern living. Serene sweeping vistas can be enjoyed from nearly every room.

Offered at: $49,500,000
Location: North Palm Beach, FL 33408


Bird’s-Eye Views of Manhattan

This is a rare opportunity to own a unique duplex home in the sky, with huge terrace and incredible vistas. The current configuration as two apartments could easily be adapted to create a single an amazing 5-bedroom exceptional 5,045 square feet duplex apartment with an extraordinarily beautiful 2,167 square feet wrap-around “dream terrace” . The highlight, however, is the unparalleled bird’s-eye views, which encompass Madison Square Park and the iconic Met Life Clock Tower, NY Life Building, Empire State Building and the Flat Iron building.

Offered at: $31,990,000
Location: 10 Madison Square West, Apt 18/19C, New York, NY 10010


Timeless Elegance in Los Angeles

Dating to 1927, this elegant Italianate estate has been impeccably restored to offer a magnificent blend of classical architecture and modern luxury. It features superbly scaled living spaces and six serene bedrooms, all replete with refined period flourishes. Highlights include a soaring atrium, a generous chef’s kitchen, a conservatory, and a theater. From the octagonal sitting room, the stately formal living room, sun-soaked terrace, and regal master wing, vast views stretch across landscaped gardens, a swimmer’s pool, and treetops to the city skyline.

Offered at: $15,000,000
Location: 2267 Chislehurst Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Carmel’s Tres Paraguas

Architecture becomes art in this four-bedroom, 12,480-square-foot residence created by noted designer Ron Mann and perched on 4.75 hilltop acres overlooking Monterey Bay. The estate consists of three discrete buildings surrounding a central courtyard with extensive covered and open-air living areas. Mann’s work is shaped by his love for the environment; fittingly, this home was designed with minimalist finishes, muted natural hues, custom furnishings, and “disappearing” glass, all of which allow the majestic views take center stage.

Offered at: $9,995,000
Location: 566 Aguajito Road, Carmel, CA 93923


Spectacular Houston Penthouse

Only the top two floors of Houston’s Cosmopolitan building could capture such sweeping panoramas. Rich finishes combine with minimalist décor, soaring ceilings, and expanses of glass in this 7,959-square-foot penthouse residence, where views and light are the hallmarks. Further contributing to the sense of modern luxury are a glass wine vault, chef’s and catering kitchens, a party and game room, a wet bar, a sauna, a sky deck, a master “sanctuary,” and a Crestron home-automation system.

Offered at: $7,500,000
Location: 1600 Post Oak Blvd, Unit 2200, Houston, TX 77056


New Modern Living in Amagansett

Designed by award-winning architect Andrew Pollock, this new modern Hamptons home features seven bedrooms and seemingly endless views across an open field. Expansive walls of glass are put to dramatic effect in the main living area, which encompasses a chef’s kitchen with custom teak cabinetry and top-tier appliances. Cedar walls and wide-plank quarter-sawn white oak floors add warmth. Doors give way to a mahogany deck and the heated swimming pool, perfect for appreciating the enveloping greenery and dramatic colorful sunsets.

Offered at: $4,495,000
Location: 22 Scrimshaw Lane, Amagansett, NY 11930


Contemporary Living with View

Soaring ceilings and abundant natural light create a peaceful ambience in this distinctively designed three-bedroom home in La Canada-Flintridge. The heart of the open floor plan is a double-height living and dining room where a wall of glass “disappears” to blur the lines between indoors and out and reveal a stunning mountain panorama. The gourmet kitchen has marble counters, the family room opens to a pool with valley vistas, and the ample master suite includes a luxurious bathroom and a private view deck.

Offered at: $3,795,000
Location: 4235 Mesa Vista Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011



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