Feast Your Eyes On These Extraordinary Properties

Phyllis Patterson

If HGTV has proven anything, it's that people love getting a glimpse into other people's homes– and all their unique touches. Join us on an exciting journey as we explore some of the most exceptional properties currently available through Sotheby's International Realty.

Basketball Lovers Dream | California

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This stunning Tuscan-inspired mansion in Carpinteria, California, has been listed for $17.995 million. Designed by architect Don Nulty and known as the "Prancing Horse Estate," the property sits on over 12.5 acres and features a Lakers-themed basketball court, vineyards, equestrian facilities, and a rooftop fitness pavilion. 

The nearly 11,000-square-foot mansion boasts imported materials, vaulted ceilings, and six bedroom suites, along with a library and a rooftop gym offering panoramic views. Carpinteria is praised for its privacy and accessibility, making it an attractive destination for celebrities and wealthy buyers, with some estates in the area selling for tens of millions.

See more. Neyshia Go of Sotheby’s International Realty

Secluded Retreat in Martha’s Vineyard | Massachusetts

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A secluded Martha's Vineyard compound in Edgartown has been listed for $14 million, offering a unique blend of coastal island living. This private 22-acre estate on Boldwater Road features a shingle-style home designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern. The seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom residence is a brightly lit haven with spacious living areas, stone fireplaces, and French doors in nearly every room. 

The estate also boasts an in-ground pool, pool house, tennis court, man-made pond, Amish barn, and a newly constructed four-bedroom guest house. Additionally, residents have access to the Boldwater Association amenities, including a private boat landing, tennis courts, and a private beach along the Atlantic Ocean. The estate offers both privacy and proximity to the charming town of Edgartown, making it an attractive destination for those seeking the quintessential Martha's Vineyard experience.

See MoreMichael Carucci of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty & Wallace & Co.

Flatiron Penthouse Loft with Private Roof | New York

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Nestled between Broadway and Fifth Avenue in the vibrant Flatiron district of Manhattan, this recently renovated loft atop 22 East 18th Street boasts 3,300 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms, 11-foot ceilings, and abundant natural light from massive skylights. The standout feature of this co-op apartment, priced at $6,350,000, is its 1,800-square-foot private roof deck. This deck comes complete with a wet bar, built-in lighting, irrigation system, and offers panoramic views of the city. The great room serves as the heart of the home, anchored by a double-sided wood-burning fireplace and showcasing original oak floors, central air conditioning, and custom closets. 

The property also includes various office spaces, a study, a den, and a gym. The sleek European-style kitchen features top-notch appliances and ample dining space. The primary bedroom offers a walk-in closet and home office, while the bath features a free-standing shower and elegant marble details. The private elevator provides access to the expansive roof deck, which is perfect for gardening, dining, and entertaining, with a wet bar, refrigeration, and stunning city views. Additionally, the pet-friendly co-op building with ten units provides a part-time super, a bike room, and shared storage, only with one other unit.

See MoreMark Mathur & Jeremy Stein of Sotheby’s International Realty

Sprawling & Sought After Park Avenue Apartment

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A prestigious apartment at the corner of Park Avenue and East 73rd Street in New York City is now on the market for $25 million. The building is an iconic red-brick tower designed by renowned architect Rosario Candela in the 1930s and features just 18 residential units, many of which occupy an entire floor. This 16-room, 6,500-square-foot apartment is on the ninth floor and has been meticulously maintained and updated. It was owned by Linda and James Robinson, with Linda being a corporate communications PR executive and James a former CEO of American Express. 

The unit includes six ensuite bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and soaring 11-foot ceilings. It is flooded with natural light from 42 oversized, sound-proofed windows that block city noise. The grand entrance gallery boasts a parquet floor, and the living room, library, and dining room each have wood-burning fireplaces. There's a two-room butler's pantry connecting the dining room to a sleek kitchen, which includes a built-in breakfast banquette. Additional spaces in the apartment include a triplexed service area, laundry room, home office, and guest/staff quarters. The building is known for its exclusivity, and notable residents have included individuals such as William Lauder and Estee Lauder executive director William Lauder, the Buckley family, and Vera Wang.

See More. Nikki Fields of Sotheby’s International Realty

These extraordinary listings exemplify the pinnacle of luxury real estate, offering a glimpse into a world of opulence, privacy, and timeless elegance. Whether you're in search of your dream home or simply a connoisseur of fine properties, these homes are an invitation to experience the extraordinary. Sotheby's International Realty continues to set the standard for luxury living, redefining what it means to call a place "home." Are you ready to find your dream home? 

Contact The Patterson Group to learn more about how we can help you achieve your real estate goals and make your dream home a reality. Don't hesitate to reach out and let us help you take the next step in your real estate journey.


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