Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Paying homage to one of the most enduring architectural motifs, these modern farmhouses—in desirable locations from Greenwich to California’s wine country—give bucolic inspiration a sophisticated contemporary spin.
Kenwood, California | Tina Shone, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage
Down a private lane in Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon, this beguiling modern farmhouse features three relaxing bedroom suites, a welcoming great room with a well-outfitted kitchen, and a breezy wraparound covered porch with a mountain view. Furthering the feeling of a private farm are a charming one-bedroom guesthouse, a stylish barn with workshop and entertaining areas, a treehouse, raised garden beds, towering trees, and space for a swimming pool and animals, if desired.
Amagansettt, New York | Rylan Jacka, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage
One block from the ocean and a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Main Street, this sophisticated modern farmhouse offers seven bedrooms, living and dining areas, an inviting open kitchen, a family room, a wet bar, a theater, a gym, a screened porch, and balconies with ocean views. Secluded by tall privet hedges, the sunny backyard features a sparkling pool and spa, an outdoor shower, a chic pool house, perennial gardens, and a pergola draped in flowering vines.
Sonoma, California | Gina Clyde & Daniel Casabonne, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – First Street Brokerage
This light-filled three-bedroom home in Sonoma combines chic modern style with pastoral inspiration. It boasts an open floor plan, a chef’s kitchen with top-tier stainless-steel appliances, salvaged wood accents, and wide-plank oak flooring. The detached one-bedroom guesthouse enjoys its own kitchen and living room. The gated one-third-acre property features an emerald lawn, grandfather oaks, and manicured hedges enveloping an alluring pool and hot tub, a grilling area, and a spacious deck with a retractable awning.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Marilynne Stratton, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
The very epitome of a classic New England farmhouse, this enchanting four-bedroom Greenwich home is surrounded by rugged rock walls, rolling lawn, and mature trees on 1.7 acres. Introduced by a quintessential wraparound porch, it offers formal living and dining rooms; a library with built-ins and a fireplace; a family room adjoining a fabulous chef’s kitchen; a spacious owner’s suite; and a playroom, an exercise room, and additional versatile space on the lower level. A private terrace is set amid the verdant grounds and gardens.
Point Richmond, California | Josh Burns, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
Recently restored and delightfully updated, this 1906 farmhouse is perched on roughly a third of an acre—four distinct parcels—and its location on Point Richmond is steps from the waters of the San Francisco Bay. The traditional façade belies interiors that are decidedly minimalist and modern. Two decks and numerous windows afford enviable views of the city skyline and three bridges, including the Golden Gate. The property offers a chicken coop, multiple garden beds, and an orchard of mature fruit and nut trees.