In desirable locations from California’s wine country to the not-so-wild West of Texas, these vast retreats offer room to relax while enjoying inspiring views, welcome fresh air, and pure privacy for acres on end.
Antioch, Tennessee | Stephen Carr, Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty
Esteemed designer Steven Gambrel oversaw the creation of this unprecedented estate located on 14 lush acres in the prestigious Conyers Farm Association of Greenwich. A member of the elite AD 100 and recognized for his distinctive designs in such illustrious locations as the Plaza Hotel, Gambrel took inspiration from the architectural vernacular of Greenwich—borrowing elements from France, Great Britain, and even the pediment, entablature, and columns of ancient Rome—and infused it with contemporary whimsy, creating an uncommon blend of classicism and modernity that utilizes eye-catching details and striking hues, patterns, and textures. The offering also includes custom furniture, carpeting, lighting, and fixtures designed by Gambrel himself.
Few things in the natural world can be more stunning than the daily sunset. These five homes are perfectly poised to soak in the splendor of the natural light show that is an unobscured sunset.
Veritable buoys for modern-day living, these five homes enjoy enviable views and soothing sounds of harbor and ocean waters from West Coast to East.
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Italy’s Amalfi Coast has long been an attractive destination for travelers seeking sun and inspiring landscapes. The 30 miles of coast is a slice of idyllic beauty, where winding roads lead to historical villages, inviting town squares, pebbled bays, and hidden beaches. From Sorrento to Salerno, the palette of the Amalfi Coast is a rainbow to lift any spirits.
Kent, Connecticut | Ira Goldspiel & Steve Pener, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
Newport, Rhode Island | Kate Kirby Greenman, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty
There are few fantasies as appealing as making a home in a romantic villa in the South of France. With its proximity to the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean, rustling olive groves, revelatory seafood and wine, and historic villages that will win over even the most unsentimental traveler, the South of France is a popular destination for good reason. Thanks to a tranquil pace of life and picturesque seaside architecture, the South of France has a habit of charming all who venture to its shores.