Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
From Connecticut to California, these five estates feature striking fireplaces that—whether surrounded by stalwart stonework or part of a classic East Coast aesthetic—provide warmth, charm, and style.
Studio City, California | Tanya Stawski & Rose Borne, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage
Overlooking the San Fernando Valley from its three-acre perch, this 7,600-square-foot California manor enjoys consummate privacy, expanses of rolling green lawn, a 50-foot pool and spa, and views of city lights and mountains. The grand interiors include a formal dining room with walnut floors, an expertly outfitted kitchen, a comfortable family room, five bedrooms, and a studio, office, or theater. The centerpiece is a magnificent living room with vaulted ceilings and a dramatic 23-foot-high stone fireplace.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Susie Parkin, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
Perched on the water on Lucas Point, this impeccably renovated Shingle-style home is classically detailed and flooded with glorious light. The heart of the home is a sunny kitchen and breakfast room that adjoins a family room with a warming stone fireplace. The new owner can enjoy access to the community’s private beach; views of sunsets from the home’s terraces, covered porch, and balconies; and boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding from the property’s dock.
Carmel Valley, California | Courtney Stanley, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage
Nestled amid tall oaks in the Santa Lucia Mountains, this stylish modern farmhouse offers a host of welcoming spaces, from three restful bedrooms and a chef’s kitchen with superior appliances to a living room with wide-plank walnut floors and a stacked-stone fireplace. The property also includes an enviable collection of patio spaces with two outdoor fire features, a 470-square-foot guesthouse with a full kitchen and bath, a playhouse, and a storage building.
Los Alamos, California | Patty Murphy, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Ynez Valley Brokerage
The home of a renowned vintner family, this idyllic ranch is part of wine country history. Spanning 574 acres of rolling hills and stalwart oaks in a picturesque valley, it includes an early-20th-century home, a detached two-bedroom guesthouse, a pair of two-car garages, and a three-bedroom manager’s residence—all with views of sweeping grasslands and mountains. The main residence is replete with California farmland character, featuring richly hued hardwood floors, French doors, high ceilings, and multiple fireplaces in the inviting living spaces.
East Hampton, New York | Kathy Konzet, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage
Secluded at the end of a long private road, this distinctive 5,070-square-foot barn-inspired home is filled with light and comfortable modern style. Minutes from the beach, the property offers a 50 foot swimming pool surrounded by swaths of lush lawn overlooked by relaxing decks and porches. Interior highlights include a billiards room, a media room or office, a second-floor owner’s suite with a balcony, and a den with an impressive corner fieldstone fireplace.
1906 Italianate Renaissance
Classic meets contemporary in this renovated 1906 Italianate Renaissance home on a historic street. This seven-bedroom home has been fully updated while still maintaining its vintage details including glass doorknobs, stained glass windows, tall baseboards, bay windows, clawfoot tubs, and original heart pine floors. Outside of the home is a covered porch and a low-maintenance, landscaped yard with a paver patio perfect for entertaining.