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At homes in locales from Cape Cod to California, the front porch, which normally serves as a mere introduction, becomes a destination in its own right, perfect for soaking up the best of every season.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Janet Milligan, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
Expansive acres of lush reserve land and the waters of Gardiners and Napeague Bays create serene seclusion and a stunning backdrop for this magnificent 2.1-acre compound, sited high on a bluff affording unprecedented privacy and a sweeping view. With a masterfully crafted main residence and a spacious, equally stylish guesthouse, the estate offers a total of nine restful bedrooms and an array of sophisticated spaces for living and entertaining indoors and out.
Chalfont St. Giles, England | John Fisher, United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty
Sotheby’s announced an auction celebrating the history and cultural impact of Hip Hop on 15 September in New York. The first-ever dedicated Hip Hop auction to be presented at a major international auction house, the sale reflects on the impact Hip Hop has had on art and culture from the late 1970s through the “Golden Age” of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, and up to the present. Featuring over 120 lots, the auction is comprised of unique artifacts, contemporary art, one of a kind experiences, photography, vintage and modern fashion, historic and newly designed jewelry and luxury items, rare ephemera including flyers and posters, important publications, and more. The majority of items on offer in the sale have been consigned directly by artists or their estates and the full contents of the auction will be announced at a later date.
Much as a shower of fresh herbs or flaky sea salt brings extra zest to any dish, the colorful kitchen cabinets in these five homes—from Manhattan to Santa Monica—really spice up the space.
Kapaa, Hawaii | Danette Andrews, Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty
Presiding over three acres on one of Woodside’s most premier streets, this magnificent compound evokes the aesthetic of an Italian village with a series of buildings connected by arched walkways, crushed stone paths, and exceptional grounds with resort-inspired amenities. Completed in 2008 by renowned builder R.J. Dailey, the property is a world-class destination with every aspect for luxurious living implemented into each building. The five-bedroom main residence spans three levels connected by elevator plus an observation tower. There is a separate office and adjoining fitness center with spa bath including steam and sauna, a two-bedroom guest house, plus a barn with two-bedroom apartment. A pool pavilion, spacious verandas, infinity-edge pool and spa, plus golf practice area beckon outdoor entertaining on any scale. All around, heritage oaks, redwoods, and olive trees along with prolific gardens and stretches of lawn connect the entire property with the natural beauty for which Woodside is known.
Filled with dazzling detail and a reverence for peerless period authenticity, this extraordinary townhouse—designed by prolific 19th-century architect John Prague and built in 1872—offers a veritable window into the glamorous days of 19th-century New York, when Neo-Georgian style and regal refinement were the order of the day.
Wine Country has long been an ideal getaway for city-dwellers, and for good reason. Often within driving distance of urban centers, vineyards offer visitors a rural oasis where rolling landscapes are complemented by fine dining and spa-like comforts.