Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Right now, we’re doing almost everything from a distance, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a realistic, immersive impression of any estate that catches our eye. Matterport technology—which captures every space and creates 3D “walkthroughs”—allows you to tour these six stunning homes without leaving your own.
Solvang, California | Lauren Daniels, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Ynez Valley Brokerage
At the end of a private road on approximately 11 acres, this magnificent estate includes an elegant five-bedroom home, a three-bedroom guesthouse, a barn with an apartment, and fenced land perfect for animals or a vineyard. The residence enjoys expansive views and features a chef’s kitchen, a wine cellar, and a billiards room. A Matterport tour provides a vivid sense of the home’s airy, light-filled volume—augmented by soaring vaulted ceilings and oversized windows—and its refined finishes, including handsome tile floors.
New York, New York | John Chang, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage
This chic two-bedroom residence has been fully renovated with impeccable attention to detail and the finest finishes. Highlights include a chef’s kitchen with a Caesarstone island and appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Bosch; a master suite with a walk-in closet; a guest bedroom with custom built-ins; and a balcony. Matterport technology allows for immersive appreciation of the bright, inviting spaces; the effortless fluidity of the open-plan living areas; and the sleek, sophisticated style found throughout. Showings are available via FaceTime and Zoom.
Marion, Massachusetts | Paula Dunn, Sotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage
Built in 1929, this delightful Shingle-style home offers three bedrooms, three and one-half baths, formal living and dining rooms, five fireplaces, and a wealth of classical elements and details. Its timelessly inviting charm and welcoming warmth come to digital life in the room-by-room Matterport tour. The Sippican River runs through the approximately 18-acre property, which abuts local cranberry bogs, includes a heated swimming pool, and is lush with flowers, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, and magnolias.
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Nancy Lehrer & Tara Earley, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 318 Grant Avenue Brokerage
In a prestigious area of Santa Fe, minutes from the historic Plaza, this stylish compound includes a sophisticated three-bedroom home and a versatile detached casita. Designed for comfortable indoor-outdoor living, the residence is anchored by an impressive great room and an open-concept gourmet kitchen with a butler’s pantry, both opening to breezy portales. The estate’s livable luxury is revealed by the use of Matterport technology, which brings to light its subtle natural palette, distinctive contemporary Pueblo style, and rich use of color and textures.
San Francisco, California | Wendy Storch, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
Designed and built in 1949 by Henry Gutterson, this delightful four-bedroom home was innovatively renovated by midcentury specialist John Klopf, who respected and retained its original spirit. The bedrooms, library, theater, billiards room, wine cellar, and fitness area are linked in a thoughtful, easygoing flow, and a Matterport tour draws attention to the warm light, inviting period charm, and eye-catching details. Surrounding it all are professionally designed gardens and a custom patio with a grilling area and a fire pit.
A Matterport tour of this 4,141-square-foot residence in Houston highlights the impressive attention to detail evident throughout, from the richness of its hardwood floors to the refinement of its stone surfaces. An elevator connects each of the four levels, which include a lovely kitchen, a spacious living area, a large formal dining room, a luxurious master suite, and a “sky lounge” with a wet bar and doors to a terrace with one of the finest views in the city.