Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Each of these stylish compounds—from Connecticut to California wine country—would make an ideal private retreat to enjoy swimming, stargazing, sports, or simply relaxing indoors and out.
Sonoma, California | Jennifer Powers, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage
Set amid olive groves and acres of Chardonnay and Pinot vines, this sophisticated compound is a chic wine country retreat. It features a 5,294-square-foot four-bedroom home with living and dining rooms, a great room, a bonus room with a kitchenette, an office, a gym, and verandas; a 996-square-foot casita with two bedrooms, a wraparound porch, and a two-car garage; solar panels; a Tesla charging station; and a pool complex with a grill and bar area, a fire pit, a grassy play space, and a cabana.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Leslie McElwreath, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
On 6.13 idyllic acres in midcountry Greenwich, this estate comprises a grandly scaled six-bedroom main residence with a terrace, a verandah, and a five-car garage; a guesthouse with a living area, a kitchen, a dining nook, and a loft; a squash barn that includes a recreation room and an upper-level lounge; and enticing grounds that feature a pool accompanied by a pavilion, a tennis court, a golf hole with sand traps, and a detached garage and studio.
Calistoga, California | Jim Clopton, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage
This 17-acre gated estate in the western hills of Calistoga currently serves as a luxurious vacation rental. Nestled amid lush lawns and mature oak trees are a sleek ranch-inspired main residence with inviting entertaining spaces indoors and out, a modern two-bedroom guesthouse, two swimming pools, a tennis court, wells, solar panels, generators, a reverse-osmosis water treatment system, and a home automation system. Nearly every vantage point enjoys a view of the Mayacamas Mountains.
Santa Ynez, California | Micah Brady, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Ynez Valley Brokerage
With expanses of rolling pastureland and mountains in the distance, this approximately five-acre ranch features a three-bedroom Mediterranean-inspired residence with an impressive wine cellar and a covered patio with a grilling area; a refreshing pool surrounded by a serene terrace; a former barn that now offers entertaining, office, and a storage space as well as a porch overlooking a tranquil pond; Sangiovese vines; and a greenhouse. A backup generator and a gated drive provide peace of mind.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Lisa Weicker, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
Featuring an iconic pre-war Colonial main residence with five bedrooms, a charming stone cottage, and a carriage house, this picturesque 3.5-acre compound exemplifies the timeless style and appeal of a New England getaway. In a desirable blend, handsome stone, classic clapboard, wood paneling, and numerous warming fireplaces meet top-tier stainless-steel appliances and elegant marble surfaces. Two slate terraces, one with a fire pit, offer lovely spots for alfresco relaxation in the shade of tall trees.