Luxury Outlook 2023
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
With designs reminiscent of vintage stoves in European homes, French ranges—from brands like La Cornue and Lacanche—the former designed in early-20th-century Paris by Albert Dupuy, the latter named after the small village in Burgundy—add a dose of timeless luxury to any kitchen.
Southampton, New York | Harald Grant & Bruce Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
Named for the specimen trees strewn across its 10-acre breadth, this Southampton estate boasts grounds conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted and a residence designed by architect and urban planner Grosvenor Atterbury. The majestic home offers some 18,000 square feet of living and entertaining spaces on three levels, including eight bedrooms, eight full and three half baths, separate staff quarters, and a spacious, airy French-inspired kitchen outfitted with a La Cornue range, a farmhouse sink, a generous island, and an accompanying butler’s pantry.
San Francisco, California | Rebecca Schumacher, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
A modern gem in Pacific Heights, this 2,820-square-foot three-bedroom home has been elegantly redesigned for contemporary living and entertaining. The light-flooded interiors include a primary suite occupying an entire level; a versatile upper level with two terraces; two bedrooms and a garage on the entry level; and in the basement, a handsome wine and media room. The open plan kitchen, living, and dining area has a bay window providing a water view, custom cabinetry, a marble island, and a La Cornue range with brass fittings.
New York, New York | Nikki Field, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Overlooking Central Park from its enviable perch on Fifth Avenue, this stylish, serene 12-room prewar cooperative has been impeccably renovated with interior design by the illustrious Bunny Williams. Bedrooms and an office are secluded on the northern side of the floor, while the gallery entry gives way to formal living and dining spaces, a library, and a spacious chef’s kitchen with Waterworks fixtures, custom marble countertops, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, a bright breakfast room, and a colorful seven-burner Lacanche range with dual ovens.
Kenwood, California | Tina Shone, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage
Nestled amid the hills, trees, and vineyards of wine country, this peaceful 10-acre estate offers three residences, a refreshing heated pool beside a pavilion, five acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, an olive grove, a vegetable garden, an orchard, citrus trees, a chicken coop, two wells, and a Tesla battery array. The 5,000-square-foot home features five bedrooms; an airy great room with living, library, and dining spaces; an office; and a sleek open kitchen with a butcher-block island and a La Cornue range.
Carmel Valley, California | Doug Steiny & Lisa Steiny, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage
In Carmel Valley’s exclusive Miramonte neighborhood, this stately home is accompanied by inviting grounds featuring a patio, a pool and spa, a tennis court, gardens with a fountain, and a playhouse. Interior highlights include a formal dining room, a bar and wine cellar, a library or billiards room, a primary suite with a gym and sauna, and a chef’s kitchen boasting a commercial-caliber Traulsen refrigerator, a light-filled breakfast alcove, an island, and a La Cornue range surrounded by rugged stone.
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