Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Designed for relaxed day-to-day dining, these inviting breakfast rooms enjoy effortless proximity to outstanding kitchens, bright windows with alluring views, and distinctive styles that make them appealing morning, noon, and night.
Topanga, California | Catherine Campbell, Sotheby’s International Realty – Topanga Brokerage
Full of light and modern Mediterranean inspiration, this five-bedroom residence boasts a fluid open floor plan of welcoming living spaces and luxurious private quarters. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple fireplaces, and classic crown moldings create an ambience that is both inviting and sophisticated. A chef’s kitchen with stainless-steel Thermador appliances gives way to a breakfast room wrapped with French windows and doors leading to the backyard, terrace, and heated saltwater pool and spa.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Leslie McElwreath, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
On eight acres of lush lawn and mature trees, this elegant seven-bedroom Georgian residence sees to every need and desire, offering an Adirondack-inspired great room, a wine cellar, a game room, an indoor sports court, a library with a wet bar, a gym, a theater, a spa room, a pool, an orchard, vineyards, and a tennis court. The warm wood-clad kitchen includes superior appliances, a pizza oven, and a spacious breakfast room set in a windowed bay affording views of the emerald grounds.
Los Angeles, California | Joey Kiralla and Michelle St. Clair-Zsakany, Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
Colorful tiles, mahogany floors, and ornate ironwork contribute to the distinctive character of this uniquely stylish 3,969-square-foot home on a quiet street in Silver Lake. Guest suites are secluded on the ground and third floors, while the owner’s penthouse suite opens to an enviable rooftop deck with views of the reservoir and the sparkling skyline. The main level consists of fluid living, dining, and kitchen spaces accompanied by an enchanting breakfast room with eye-catching ceiling beams and French doors to a fountain and courtyard.
New Seabury, Massachusetts | Karen Burton, Sotheby’s International Realty – Cape Cod Falmouth Brokerage
Enjoying sweeping vistas of Nantucket Sound and Martha’s Vineyard from its location atop a bluff in the gated Oceanfront at Seaside community, this gloriously sunlit six-bedroom residence encourages the finest in indoor-outdoor living. A peaceful breakfast area adjoins the custom-designed gourmet kitchen and opens to an exceptional alfresco grilling area. On an upper level, a sunny deck revels in breathtaking vistas and overlooks the home’s deeded private beach. The finished lower level features an entertainment room, a fitness area, and a bedroom and bath.
This stately 4,505-square-foot in the desirable Memorial area of Houston offers five bedrooms, a game and media room, a study with built-in bookcases, and a generous backyard with a relaxing covered patio. The impressive kitchen area is a welcoming open-plan space that includes a family room with a stacked-stone fireplace and a refined breakfast area overlooking the backyard and patio. Thoughtfully tucked between the kitchen and the formal dining room is a wine bar with a built-in chiller.