An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
From Manhattan to San Francisco, these exceptional estates feature classic claw-footed tubs that transform baths into peaceful personal spas perfect for retreating for one warm, luxurious moment.
New York, New York | Stan Ponte & Randall Gianopulos, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
This distinguished 10,350-square-foot duplex in the landmark Mrs. Armory S. Carhart mansion boasts a grand reception hall with 18-foot ceilings, a salon with a wood-burning fireplace and a balcony, a spacious dining room, an enviable eat-in-kitchen—part of the home’s impressive great room—and a serene master suite with two dressing rooms, an office, a den, and two baths—one anchored by a relaxing claw-footed soaking tub. Four guest suites, storage space, and a gym or yoga studio are secluded on the upper floor.
Combining comfort with stately style, this Mediterranean-inspired manor in Houston offers formal and informal spaces for effortless day-to-day living and festive entertaining. The private primary suite is one of the home’s four restful bedrooms; it features an elegant bath with eye-catching accents and both a step-in shower and a soothing claw-foot tub. Other highlights include a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a full bar and lounge, a catering kitchen, an elevator, a loggia, patios, a summer kitchen, and an alluring pool.
San Francisco, California | Daniel DerVartanian, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
This loft-like 5,279-square-foot residence was crafted from a South of Market warehouse and transformed into a three-level retreat with four bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and steel; exposed wood, brick, and concrete; 20-foot ceilings; an open kitchen with streamlined cabinetry and top-tier appliances; and sophisticated, versatile living and entertaining spaces. Bedrooms and baths—two with beautiful soaking tubs—offices, and sitting rooms are secluded on the uppermost level along with an enviable roof deck.
New York, New York | Mara Flash Blum & Nikki Field, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage
Highlights of this two-bedroom oasis in Eran Chen’s luxurious 15 Union Square West condominium building—the reimagined former Tiffany headquarters—include a uniquely appointed open living, dining, and chef’s kitchen; a Crestron home automation system; and extraordinary timeless décor by designer Karen Cole. Sleeping quarters are tucked down a gallery hallway. The primary bedroom enjoys westerly light and views, abundant closet space, and an opulent en suite bath with a distinctive black and silver claw-foot tub.
Carmel, California | The Canning Properties Group, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage
This enchanting beach getaway is nestled amid idyllic landscaped courtyards on a quiet street in Carmel. Soaring ceilings create a bright, lofty feel in the inviting living areas, the colorful kitchen, and the primary bedroom, which enjoys French doors to the gardens and is accompanied by a bath with a glass-walled shower and a claw-foot tub perfect for soaking. Visitors will appreciate the separate guest quarters hidden above the one-car garage.