Homes For The Holidays

Whether it’s an oceanfront estate, a diva’s penthouse in the sky or a whimsical stunner on Palm Beach, residences perfect for holiday bliss come in all shapes, sizes and price tags. 
Spectacular views from the master bedroom of Elie Tahari’s Sagaponack home.

Fashion designer Elie Tahari’s oceanfront enclave in Sagaponack offers true escapism many Hamptons homeowners seek. Interior design is by Tom Flynn, with the centerpiece room featuring a generously-proportioned fireplace for winter gatherings. Outside, a private sun deck leads right down to the beach. Glass doors in the great room form a corridor leading to the 60-foot pool and ocean, nestled in landscaped perfection. From the master bedroom, take in views of the Atlantic, complemented by a master bath with an oversize tub and shower. Two other stunning bedrooms with en suite private baths make this home a true beach getaway. Dine on the flagstone terrace with magnificent arbor, taking in sights and sounds of the sea. Asking $39 million, the listing is with Keith Green and Ann Ciardullo at Sotheby’s International Realty.

3 Via Los Incas in Palm Beach exudes classic Miami glamour.

Heading down to sunnier climes? Look no further than Palm Beach Island, where the first of Lisa Perry Homes debuts for $10,900,000 (Burt Minkoff, Douglas Elliman). A fashion and interior designer with a penchant for pops of contemporary art, Perry redid a Gottfried Regency home built in 1980, opening up the space with large swaths of glass to create an abode perfect for a growing family. With 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, the home is a modern, colorful, furnished turnkey: Think white with pops of primary colors and clean lines. All you need is your suitcase.

A refuge immersed in Aspen’s magestic landscape.

Aspen beckons at the holidays. A custom-built, 7-bedroom, 8.5-bath situated on magical Hallam Lake overlooks 40 acres of pristine and protected land. The Wood Duck Estate is a modern beauty asking $34,950,000 with Maureen Stapleton of Sotheby’s International Realty. It features a home theater, billiards room and fitness center. The true stars of the show here are the deck, pool and hot tub; combine those with the indoor-outdoor feel of floor-to-ceiling glass walls that look out over forests and mountains as far as the eye can see.

As basketball season kicks into high gear, famed LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers’ home with spectacular views of the city and the ocean in the popular Bird streets of Los Angeles, is on the market, asking $11,250,000 with Mary Swanson of Compass. The Cape Cod estate, which also features a guest house, is an open-layout, one-story home with windows throughout to take advantage of the natural sunlight and city-to-ocean views. Spacious and thoughtful outdoor living, complete with kitchen, pool, spa, lounge and dining area make this a picture-perfect home for entertaining.

In New York City, a triplex in Carnegie Hill can only be described as divine—and that’s fitting because Bette Midler owns this penthouse, now on the market, asking $50 million and listed with Brown Harris Stevens. In a prewar luxury building designed by Emery Roth, the 14-room home receives light from four exposures and features 3,000 square feet of landscaped outdoor space. A master bedroom with a wood-burning fireplace, a library with its own garden, an oversize, light-soaked family room and a grand entertaining room all feature views of Central Park, the Reservoir and the Manhattan skyline.