Whether it’s a contemporary retreat on a hilltop outside Santa Fe or a penthouse atop the hemisphere’s tallest residential tower, these homes have views that make staying at home satisfyingly scenic.
Wine Country Idyll
Oakville, California | Ginger Martin, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage
On 21 acres just minutes from downtown St. Helena, this 4,125-square-foot estate designed by Bay Area architect Sandy Walker exemplifies chic wine country living. An idyllic sweeping view that encompasses an olive grove, rolling hills, and valley floor vineyards can be enjoyed throughout the stylish interiors—which include three serene bedrooms—and from the home’s alluring swimming pool, hot tub, bocce court, outdoor kitchen, and multiple alfresco dining and lounging areas.
Contemporary Hilltop Retreat in Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Tim Van Camp & John Rigatti, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown Brokerage
Throughout this striking contemporary home, expanses of glass blur the line between distinctly modern interiors and the awe-inspiring setting—a 50-acre hilltop amid the rugged northern New Mexico terrain. The house is oriented along the cardinal points, with the entrance facing south, the central hallway running along an east-west axis, and an open great room acting as an anchor. Nearly every vantage point—including a stunning deck off the master bath—allows for deep appreciation of mountains, badlands, sunsets, and nighttime stars.
Park Avenue Penthouse
New York, New York | Mae H. Bagai, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Atop the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, this sleek penthouse enjoys floods of light and spectacular views thanks to numerous oversized windows. In addition to a chef’s kitchen, a library, and two stylish bedroom suites, it features an open living and dining room where 10-foot windows seem to capture nearly all of Manhattan, offering views across and beyond Central Park, the East River, and the George Washington Bridge. Ownership includes access to an array of amenities as well as an independent guest suite.
Southampton, New York | Harald Grant & Bruce Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
Distinctive design and enviable views are hallmarks of this 5,100-square-foot contemporary haven onShinnecock Bay in Southampton. The smart eat-in-kitchen, airy living and dining spaces, five stylishly appointed bedrooms, and breezy decks on both levels afford postcard views of the water and dramatic sunsets. Steps from the home lie approximately 140 feet of private water frontage with a dock. Ocean beaches beckon from just across the street.
Falmouth, Massachusetts | Michael Harney & Kerrie Marzot, Sotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage
Set above the waters of West Falmouth Harbor and Buzzards Bay on Chapoquoit Island, this classic Shingle-style home was meticulously renovated in 2006 and is filled with a welcoming warmth and timeless architectural details. Nearly every window—in the living and dining rooms, the chef’s kitchen, and the five bedrooms—the lovely sun porch, and the handsome brick patio offer views of boats setting sail and returning to port.