by Nancy Kane
One-of-a-kind homes are more in demand than ever. Whether you are looking in Aspen, South Florida or The Hamptons, here are a few of our favorites.
Contemporary artist Larry Rivers’ former Southampton home was built in 1894 and has been as lovingly restored as a prized oil painting. On desirable Little Plains Road, it’s a short walk to the village and the beach, but you may never want to leave this charmer. The 5-bed, 6.5-bath house was one of the first to be built on the quiet road, and is designed to bring in the natural light off the nearby Atlantic. An expansive kitchen is a focal point of the first floor, with overflow into the spacious den and informal dining area. Original stained glass windows and antique French doors bring back a simpler time. A guesthouse on the half-acre property sits off the pool, amid roses and lush greenery. What more could you want in a home? Paulina Keszler of Douglas Elliman has the listing, asking $7,850,000.
Another perfect home with an artist’s touch sits on Meadow Way, a charming country lane in East Hampton. The previous designer-owned structure has had a gut renovation, taking every detail into consideration. From the custom millwork in a light-filled kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and lighting, to the beautiful primary bedroom suite complete with dressing room, this home has been meticulously cared for and is ready for move-in. Four bedrooms and four baths offer plenty of space for guests; the stunning 45-foot gunite pool with patio and pristine lawn are certain to keep them happy. Asking $4,950,000 from Rylan Jacka of Sotheby’s International Realty.
If you’re craving the serenity that water brings, a stunning modern masterpiece on Flying Point Road in Water Mill listed with Corcoran’s Gary DePersia is everything a luxury estate can offer and more. With views of the Atlantic and Mecox Bay as well as your own pond, the four-level, 9-bedroom home has its own dock and was designed by Barnes Coy Architects. The primary wing boasts a large private terrace overlooking pond, ocean, bay and more. Outdoor space features a full kitchen adjacent to an infinity pool and a tennis pavilion that opens onto the court. There is a glass-enclosed gym with bath and sauna, and an elevator to take you to a rooftop deck with panoramic views. Asking $33,950,000.
On the outskirts of East Hampton village, a rare opportunity to own a 19th-century farmstead of 3.5 open acres awaits. Listed with Martha Gundersen of Douglas Elliman, the character-filled Roberts Lane property is updated and restored, blending period detail with the needs of today’s contemporary lifestyle. A light-filled main house has five bedrooms and five baths, and views that overlook the farm’s foliage. An antique barn pool pavilion and 45-foot heated gunite pool sit in an open grass meadow, leading to two restored farm outbuildings, each perfectly suited for a studio, home office or entertaining. Asking $5,950,000.
Thinking of heading south? In Miami Beach, the Prairie Residence, designed by renowned architect Rene Gonzalez, blends organic design and modern elegance with security and privacy. Set amid lush tropical landscaping, the sanctuary with a rooftop garden terrace, floating walls and skylights give off a sense of infinite space and light. An expansive primary bedroom and two detached guest suites are laid out for privacy, while outdoor living spaces with an infinity lap pool, summer kitchen, outdoor shower and several living areas celebrate year-round living at its most luxurious. Steps away from the finest shopping and dining Miami Beach has to offer, the listing is with Anna Sherrill of ONE Sotheby’s and offered at $15,151,000.
Out west, Susan Plummer, a top producer and luxury specialist for Coldwell Banker Mason Morse and the author of the email newsletter Aspen INTEL, has a home with everything needed for living in the cultural destination. With stunning views of Aspen Mountain, this recently renovated and completely furnished contemporary retreat in Fox Crossing is ready to move in. The home features vaulted ceilings and abundant natural light. The thoughtful floor plan flows seamlessly with kitchen, dining area and living room on the second level, and the primary bedroom suite, a glass-enclosed garden and an oversize garage on the entry level. Three additional gracious en suite guest rooms, a laundry room and the media/entertaining are on the lower level. This 4,736-square-foot beauty features two beautiful balconies and outdoor areas including a zen garden, with the city at your doorstep. Asking $11,850,000.