Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
From an enchanting off-grid getaway in New Mexico’s “O’Keeffe Country” to a chic contemporary aerie in California’s illustrious wine country, these rural retreats enjoy plentiful privacy, inspiring views, and living spaces that are as diverting as their surroundings.
This scenic 20-acre ranch retreat offers a stylish 6,400-square-foot residence with three bedrooms, an attached two-bedroom guest suite, and separate staff quarters adjoining the four-car garage; an alluring pool and sauna; a duck pond; and a renovated three-stall barn that includes two guest or staff apartments—all enjoying dramatic mountain views. The peaceful private location in the equestrian community of Woodstock Ranch is only minutes from the charming town of Los Olivos and other attractions.
This enchanting 248-acre off-grid oasis is surrounded by national forest and the stunning landscapes captured in the works of artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The delightful residence features four bedrooms, living and dining areas, a well-appointed kitchen, numerous patios and portales, and an outdoor kitchen. A versatile detached building offers a studio, an apartment with a three-quarter bath, a root cellar, and a five-car garage with solar panels. The heart of the ranch is its large fenced garden area that includes an established orchard and a greenhouse.
Perched atop a ridgeline affording awe-inspiring views of the famed Dry Creek Valley, this chic four-bedroom contemporary home sits at the heart of 22 majestic acres in Sonoma County wine country, just 15 minutes from Healdsburg and some 70 miles north of San Francisco. Towering ceilings and walls of windows create a sense of airiness throughout and blur the lines between indoors and out. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to an infinity-edge pool and spa as well as expansive decks ideal for alfresco entertaining and lounging.
In the lush countryside northwest of Houston, Diamond Spur Ranch is an exceptional equestrian and cattle estate encompassing gently rolling pastures, a lake, ponds, and state-of-the-art equestrian facilities that include covered and open arenas, multiple stables and paddocks, a vet and breeding station, and stalls finished with fans, automatic water troughs, and fly spray systems. The main residence features soaring ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and a pool that overlooks the stately terrain. The 216.2-acre property also offers four additional homes perfect for managers, trainers, or guests.