These six homes are perfect for the long, lovely days of summer, blending spaces for enjoying the outdoors—in desirable locales from Palm Beach to California’s wine country—with easy access to the comforts and conveniences of the indoors.
Spanning the land from ocean to lake, this distinctively designed eight-bedroom estate in Manalapan is perfect for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. Spaces are accented by handsome, richly hued wood and intriguing glasswork, and nearly every room—including the serene master suite—opens to a terrace, covered patio, or deck with a view of the sky and water. The property also includes a tennis court and a beachside lounging deck and swimming pool.
Offered at: $25,995,000
Location: Manalapan, FL 33462
Carefree Wine Country Sophistication
Exemplifying the relaxed luxury, carefree sophistication, and rustic yet refined aesthetic for which California’s wine country is known, this inspiring estate includes a main residence, a guesthouse, a “car barn,” and alluring indoor-outdoor spaces. The living room opens to a secluded stone terrace through “disappearing” glass doors, and in the dramatic skylit sunroom, the lines between indoors and out are delightfully blurred. A breezy arbor-covered loggia is an ideal location for alfresco relaxation and entertaining with a handsome stone fireplace and a built-in grill.
Offered at: $22,500,000
Location: Oakville, CA 94562
Light-Filled Modern Manor
This impressive stone-and-clapboard manor on 2.08 acres blends timeless architecture, generous light-filled spaces, and top-tier smart home technology.Stylish entertaining is easy in spaces like a dining area with a unique glass-enclosed bar and a dramatic living room, which is anchored by an oversized limestone fireplace inspired by the lobby fireplace at the Gramercy Park Hotel. A bank of French doors folds back, blurring the lines between indoors and out and offering access to a relaxing terrace with a fire pit.
Offered at: $16,350,000
Location: 112 Indian Head Road, Riverside, CT 06878
Union Square Jewel
Located at the nexus of Union Square, Greenwich Village, and the Meatpacking District, this penthouse features three generous bedrooms, a light-filled great room with living and dining spaces, an impressively equipped kitchen, and an office or media room with custom cherry cabinets and bookshelves. Accessed via a private elevator, the glass-enclosed conservatory encourages one-of-a-kind lounging and entertaining and opens to an enchanting rooftop garden with a built-in sound system, a gas fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen.
Offered at: $5,995,000
Location: 10 East 14th Street Penthouse, New York, NY 10003
Elegance at an Enviable Santa Fe Address
Benefiting from beautiful views and one of Santa Fe’s most desirable addresses, this private gated estate boasts superior-quality construction, elegant living and entertaining spaces, an impeccable master suite, four guest bedrooms, a spacious gym, plentiful storage—including a sizeable pantry and a wine room—a heated and air-conditioned garage, and an upper-level “sunset room” and deck. The outsize main living room gives way through sets of glass doors to a large traditional portal with a fireplace and enveloping native plants and aspens.
Offered at: $3,750,000
Location: 335 Brownell Howland, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Sparkling Skyline Views
Quintessential contemporary architecture and enviable views of the Los Angeles hills and skyline are hallmarks of this two-level three-bedroom home, which features clean lines, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a sleek kitchen, a master suite with a deck, a family room or den, and a state-of-the-art Crestron home-automation system. Stylish living and entertaining are effortless thanks to a living area that opens through a wall of glass to a veranda with a fire pit.