Pure Property: Real Estate in The Hamptons, Miami, Aspen and NYC

With homes on the East End and elsewhere in high demand this spring, Purist uncovers a few gems sure to provide exceptional new beginnings.
Updated in 2019 by architect John David Rose, this Southampton estate blends modern amenities with Victorian-era charm.

By Nancy Kane

A rare estate on Gin Lane offers a step back in time, with meticulous modern updates. Originally designed by architect Robert H. Robertson, 41 Gin Lane, also known as Sunnymead, was renovated in 2019 by John David Rose. Crown moldings, marble counters and custom floorboards have been painstakingly refurbished. An oversize Dutch door at the front entrance opens up to over 9,000 square feet of living space over four floors, accessible by elevator. A butler’s pantry, formal dining room and outdoor kitchen make this home an entertainer’s dream. The house was lifted to include a basement, and the lower level contains a theater, wine cellar and gym. Outdoors, the expansive gardens, large gunite pool, pool house and two-car garage combine to make this house a happy marriage of past and present. Asking $17,495,000, the listing agent is Michaela Keszler at Douglas Elliman.

The Maverick Chelsea offers luxury wellness facilities in the heart of Manhattan.

In Manhattan, Maverick Chelsea is a new health- and wellness-focused condominium complex in the Chelsea-Hudson Yards-Highline triangle. Three levels of residential indoor and outdoor amenities include a recreation and wellness center, which features a 60-foot-long indoor mosaic pool, a meditation room with a backlit Himalayan salt wall, a steam room and sauna, a massage room, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a billiards room and a penthouse cabana park with over 1,900 square feet of outdoor space, including a kitchen. The 87 one- to four-bedroom residences, which start at $1.3 million, are designed by DXA studio and feature panoramic windows—some 5 by 8 feet—complemented by Juliet balconies. Leading sales for the building as part of the Eklund Gomes team at Douglas Elliman is ’90s male supermodel Alex Lundqvist.

Cozy up après-ski in this spacious corner home at The Villager Townhomes.

Speaking of showstoppers, a completely remodeled three-bedroom, three-bathroom sleek, contemporary condo in The Villager Townhomes of Aspen is available, asking $4.8 million, listed with Brittanie Rockhill of Douglas Elliman. The perfect two-story corner home features a brand-new kitchen and bathrooms, central air-conditioning and a steam shower as well as vaulted ceilings and skylights. Homeowners can enjoy views of Aspen Mountain from the open floor plan in the kitchen, living room and dining area. The location—just five blocks from the Aspen Mountain Gondola and Downtown Aspen—gives this property a high walkability score.

Gaze upon Miami’s clear blue waters from the rooftop deck at Una Residences.

Living in South Florida is popular now, and home hunters are anticipating the Una Residences. Slated for completion in 2023, the spacious condominiums with unobstructed views of the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay and skyline of the Magic City are situated at a secluded waterfront location in South Brickell. The Upper North Penthouse (asking $21 million, Fortune Development Sales) features almost 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living, with six bedrooms and seven baths. This penthouse offers your own lap pool and plunge pool on a private open-air rooftop deck, as well as a sauna and steam room, media room and study, and a private elevator. Architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill (AS+GG) use the language of architecture to evoke the natural beauty of Brickell’s urban waterfront environment, and embody the spirit of Miami. Residential amenities include three swimming pools, a movie theater, an Aman Resorts-inspired spa and steam room, a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring yoga and personal training facilities, and on-site dining. Una’s amenities will also extend beyond the property, as residents will receive membership access to the Grand Bay Club on the beachfront of Miami’s Key Biscayne.