Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
These five homes—which benefit from the soothing sights and sounds of lake, bay, and ocean waters—are buoys for sophisticated modern living.
Fire Island Pines, New York | Joshua Judge & Lily Christensen, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage
This stunning contemporary getaway—the former home of Broadway composer Jerry Herman—sits amid mature trees and a serene pond in Fire Island Pines. Its flexible floor plan separates eight bedroom suites into two wings for consummate versatility and seclusion, with a magnificent great room at its heart. Decks off the public and private spaces, on the rooftop, and surrounding the pool and spa allow for the utmost enjoyment of the scenery and sea breezes. Steps away is a sandy beach on Great South Bay.
Amagansett, New York | Catherine Debackere, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage
This impressive four-bedroom residence on 5.34 gated acres combines contemporary and classic styles to create a distinctive oasis with an easy, airy open floor plan. Plentiful oversized windows turn water views into dynamic art in many of its rooms, while glass doors open to a wraparound porch, a sun-washed deck, and a refreshing pool—all perfect for relaxing and reveling in the views of the nearby waters of Napeague Bay. A path leads through thriving native flora to the beach.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Susie Quinn, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
This timeless five-bedroom home and its charming two bedroom cottage are perched on the brink of the water in Greenwich. Among its many welcome amenities are a gym and a spacious wine cellar. Multiple decks and porches—including a breezy covered upper-level terrace—offer ideal spots for appreciating the fresh salt air and a vista of Shell Island and the sea. Stone stairs cascade through vibrant green grass and landscaping to a waterfront infinity-edge pool, a spa, a deck, and a deepwater dock.
South Palm Beach, Florida | Kourtney Pulitzer, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
Walls of glass in nearly every room blur the lines between indoors and out at this sleek three-bedroom oceanfront aerie high above the sand and waves in Palm Beach. Glass doors in multiple rooms give way to balconies that provide perfect spots for enjoying the picturesque view of beach below and the Atlantic as it stretches toward the horizon. The residence benefits from a private elevator entrance, and the building offers such amenities as a pool and a fitness room.
On the banks of Lake Livingston, this Mediterranean-inspired manor encourages luxurious waterfront living. Highlights include six bedrooms and baths, a great room with a cathedral ceiling, a wet bar, and a gourmet kitchen. A cool verandah and a covered outdoor kitchen and living area with a fireplace give way to an eye-catching swimming pool and spa, fire pit, an expanse of lush lawn, and dock and boat house with a fishing pier.