As the world shifts to our new virtual reality and we continue to spend more time at home, consider making one of these serene sanctuaries across the country your permanent address.
This Lake Tahoe home in Incline Village, Nev., is on the market for $12,650,000.
Data courtesy of Chartwell Escrow for the Palm Springs area (December 2020). 470 N. Vista Chino, also known as the Kaufmann Desert House
$1,070,500 — Median list price
$441 — Average price per square foot
81 — Average days on the market
$25 MILLION — Most expensive listing in Palm, Springs
130 — Number of active listings
470 W. VISTA CHINO
+ Built in 1946, the Richard Neutra-designed Kaufmann Desert House was made famous by photographer Slim Aarons' iconic "Poolside Gossip" print—along with a moody shot by Julius Shulman—and is regarded as one of the most important examples of midcentury modernism existing today.
+ The home was originally commissioned by department store magnate Edgar Kaufmann and has had some colorful owners over the years, including Barry Manilow, who owned it from 1973 to 1993.
+ L.A.-based firm Marmol Radziner did an award-winning restoration of the property to preserve its original look and feel.
+ The five-bedroom, six-bathroom single-family home sits on 2.18 acres and boasts a tennis court and mountain views.
735 N. PRESCOTT DRIVE
+ Located in the coveted Old Las Palmas neighborhood, this beautifully restored 1936 home is not far from the bustling downtown area.
+ The home, which resides on nearly 1 full acre of land, counts five bedrooms and nine bathrooms, including two master suites and three guest suites, spread across 6,255 square feet. Among other dreamy pluses, the property has a theater, gym, upstairs sitting room, and saltwater pool and spa.
+ Calling all car collectors! In addition to three attached garages, there's a free-standing 2,000-square-foot garage with 12-foot ceilings and its own driveway that can hold up to six cars and motorcycles or a luxury RV. It can also be converted to an art or music studio.
+ It's the first time in 20 years the family compound—that has 56 palm trees and a fruit orchard on its grounds—has hit the market.
404 SPRUCE RIDGE LANE, SNOWMASS VILLAGE
$7.1 MILLION — Average home sale price (versus 14.2 million in 2019)
$1,880 — Average sold price per square foot (versus $1,530 in 2019)
$49.5 MILLION — Most expensive home on the market in 2020
104 — Average sales inventory in 2020
93 — Average sale price as percentage of asking price (2020)
$2.5 BILLION+ — Aspen home sales in 2020
404 SPRUCE RIDGE LANE, SNOWMASS VILLAGE
+ The unmatched perks of a ski-in/ski-out property can be found in this 6,025-square-foot homage to craftsmanship in Snowmass Village.
+ Buyers will love the five bedrooms, six bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, nine fireplaces, wine cellar, large media room, and snowmelt patios and decks—and the home sits on 1M acres of prime real estate.
+ Special features of the Jim Benson masterpiece include impressive posts and beams, massive stone hearths and an 1870s original bar from Leadville, Colo.
900 WATERS AVE., ASPEN
+ The 6,411-square-foot gem is located in the Aspen core, close to shopping and restaurants—and a mere two blocks from the Gondola.
+ The home features five bedrooms (including a main-level master suite), eight bathrooms, a custom chef's kitchen and a guest master suite with a lounge area.
+ Special features include extensive use of natural elements, such as stone, wood posts and beams, massive hearths, mature landscaping, outdoor entertaining areas and, of course, spectacular views.
303 PARK MEADOWS LANE, EL JEBEL
+ Situated on 38 pristine acres, this 6,186-square-foot home is an equestrian's nirvana, especially with lots of room to roam and views from Mount Sopris to Snowmass Mountain.
+ Five bedrooms and seven bathrooms—even a detached garage with a bedroom and full bath—grace the home. Its natural elements (log, timber, stone) create a true Western masterpiece with ample outdoor deck space for taking in breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
+ Property features include a four-stall barn, a riding area, abundant grazing land and irrigated pastures.
This spectacular Koloa, Kaua’i pool can be yours. Data courtesy of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers.
$1.1 BILLION — Amount real estate sales reached by the end of Qs 2020
17% — Percentage increase of luxury sales on Hamaii Island from 2019 to 2020
$36.75 MILLION — Highest-priced sale in Hamaii in 2020. It mas for an estate on Kaua'i.
213 — Number of transactions over $1 million from §>1 to Q3 in Hamaii
76% — Percentage of homes sold in 2020 that fall in the $3 million to $5.99 million range
32-1056 OLD MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY, NINOLE, BIG ISLAND
+ More than 9 acres greet you at Water Falling Estate, named for the two natural waterfalls found on either side of the property that dramatically cascade into the Pacific Ocean.
+ This gated private home has five bedrooms and 4 K bathrooms over 7,422 square feet.
+ Unbelievable amenities include a parking structure; a lighted tennis and basketball court with room for 450 spectators; a golf practice area; three swimming pools, including a 25-meter Olympic-size pool; a rooftop deck; an elevator; and more.
4792 LAWAI ROAD, KOLOA, KAUAI
+ On the market for the first time in over 50 years, Ka Lae Kiki is on the coveted Poipu Beach coastline. It is the former home of Judge Philip LaVergne Rice, who was nominated to the territorial Supreme Court by President Eisenhower; the second owner was L.A.-based businessman Lowry McCaslin. John Wayne was often a guest here.
+ Among the 3,324 square feet are four bedroom suites and 3 % bathrooms, plus amenities like one of the most spectacular pools in all of Hawaii from which swimmers can observe the ocean, mountains and spectacular sunsets.
“This dramatic mountain-modern luxury home showcases architecture as art without sacrificing the purposeful function for daily living,” says agent Bill Deitz of 712 Lakeshore Blvd. Data courtesy of Compass for the Lake Tahoe and Bay Area Regions (May to October 2020 and 2019)
$38 MILLION — Highest-priced luxury home sale in Tahoe
169% — Year-over-year percentage increase of sales in the Lake tahoe region
$44 MILLION — Highest-priced active listing in the Lake Tahoe region (Incline Village)
63 — Average amount of days on the market from May to October 2020 for luxury homes in the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe region, down 13% from last year at the same time.
$3,031,250 — Median list price for a luxury home in the Lake Tahoe region
2500 W. LAKE BLVD., TAHOE CITY, CALIF.
+ Beautifully situated on Lake Tahoe's West Shore, this property currently reigns as the area's most expensive.
+ The 3.3-acre lakefront estate is an outdoor oasis, with 175 feet of sand beach and a private marina-style pier with a 12,000-pound boat lift, a jet ski lift, two boat slips and more.
+ Measuring in at 12,555 square feet, the gated seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom (plus four half bathrooms) Cox & Kromydas-designed home has space for family, friends and everyone in between. There's even garage parking for seven.
+ Other amenities include a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, a theater, an executive office with panoramic lake views, a 1,500-square-foot master suite with gym and a den with a full-size bar.
712 LAKESHORE BLVD., INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV.
+ Located on exclusive Lakeshore Boulevard, this modern mountain home on Burnt Cedar Beach uses steel, eucalyptus wood and concrete t0 beautifully frame the surroundings. Faulkner Architects created the striking building design, which was carefully executed by Crestwood Construction. EKR Design Studios oversaw the interiors.
+ Equipped with four bedrooms and 3 % bathrooms, the 5,300-square-foot main house has a nearly 2,400-square-foot garage and workout room. Six oversize garage bays can accommodate up to 10 cars, two motorcycles and plenty of outdoor gear.
+ Small slitlike windows inspired by artist Gordon Matta-Clark cast slivers of sunshine onto the floors, mimicking rays hitting the lake.
+ Other features include a gourmet kitchen, a lake-view deck with a saltwater hot tub and gas fireplace, two offices and an integrated audio system with 15-plus subterranean subwoofers.
382 W. 13TH ST., COTTAGE 395, SEA ISLAND, GA.
+ The marsh-front home has both eastern and western marsh exposures, making the views beyond this acre property particularly unique. The wraparound two-story porches provide plentiful indoor-outdoor living space.
+ This Georgian estate, done in a traditional Southern style, had interiors recently updated by design firm Parker Kennedy and includes hardwood and terra cotta floors throughout.
+ Ensconced within the private gated Sea Island community, there is easy access to The Cloister hotel, the Sea Island Beach Club and the Ocean Forest Golf Club, a club within the club.
$3,445,000, Sea Island Properties, seaislandproperties.com
101 FLYWAY DRIVE, KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.
+ Nestled between the Kiawah River and the Atlantic Ocean is this stunning home, brand-new and ready for its first owners. Built by the award-wining team of architect G.M. Wallace Jr. of Island Architects and builder Steve Brenner of Solaris Inc., it features cedar shake siding, a slate and copper roof, and all the comforts of a Low-country manor integrated with modern technology. It's also eligible for the Solaris Concierge Home Management Program.
+ Flanked by two Charleston-style courtyards, the home sits on l acres of property, with private boardwalk access to the beach. Stunning coastal views are seen from nearly every room in the house, including its five bedrooms.
+Membership into Kiawah Island Golf Club is available, as is access to The Beach Club.
$14,750,000, Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate, kiawahisland.com
10 HUNTING LODGE ROAD, PALMETTO BLUFF, S.C.
+ Adjacent to the 120-acre River Road Preserve, this property stuns from the get-go as it sits among master-planned community green spaces, Lowcountry charm and, of course, the prestige that comes from being at Palmetto Bluff, one of South Carolina's most coveted developments and home to a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.
+ The five-bedroom, five-bathroom retreat is surrounded by the tranquility of Palmetto Bluff's Garden District—and it has the welcoming courtyards, outdoor living, manicured backyard and screened-in porch to match.
$1,695,000, Palmetto Bluff, palmettobluff.com
$2.9 MILLION — Average sale price in 2020
33.8% — Percentage increase in average price from, previous year
$17 BILLION+ — Total sales volume in 2020
193 — Average days on the market
21% — Percentage of homes on the market listed for more than $4 million
30 NOBADEER AVE.
+ Located a short walk from award-winning Surfside beaches, the 3,658-square-foot property was designed by renowned firm Botticelli & Pohl Architects. Gorgeous custom finishes can be found in every room.
+ The home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, French doors that open onto the gardens, an exterior dining pavilion with a well-equipped kitchen, and a second-floor library with custom millwork and access to a deck that offers dreamy ocean views.
+ The extraordinary basement-complete with a wine room and a gym with built-ins and a full bath—must also be applauded. Bonus structures include a studio with painted oak ceilings, as well as a pergola and covered deck overlooking the gardens.
59 WASHINGTON ST.
+ This rare Nantucket find, built in 2016, overlooks beachfront conservation land and the Nantucket Harbor. Bonus: A one-bedroom cottage also graces the property, which is located less than a half-mile from town and iconic shops and restaurants.
+ A blend of modernity and tradition, the 3,403-square-foot home's bright and airy spaces are comfortably scaled—and reclaimed wood wallcoverings and coffered ceilings create a unique custom feel. The main house, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, offers plenty of opportunities for weekend gatherings.
+ Decks from both dwellings open to a terrace with a fire pit, an infinity-edge spa and manicured gardens lined with cypress trees, boxwoods and rugosa roses.
25 STARBUCK ROAD
+ This estate, aptly named Before the Wind, sits on 1 acre on Nantucket's quiet west end and is surrounded by the beauty and privacy of 20 acres of preserved land. Nearly every room has views of either water, dunes or grassland.
+ The 5,245-square-foot main house has four bedrooms and six bathrooms with a stunning master suite. Along with a cozy cottage, the entire space can comfortably sleep 10 to 12 guests.
+ Natural splendor is the lure of Nantucket, of course, and the home ensures countless days and nights of bliss on oversize decks (on three levels), impeccable landscaping, an in-ground spa and a custom stone fire pit. Owners gain direct access—via Madaket Land Trust—to a secluded beach.
680 S. OCEAN BLVD.
$38.5 MILLION — All the zeros on this listing prove that Palm Beach is indeed one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now. It is listed by Jim McCann with Premier Estate Properties/Luxury Portfolio International (561.307.1525, premierestateproperties.com).
1995 — Year this Mediterranean abode was built, and although that makes it 26 years old, a quick look reveals its prime condition
11,815 — Square footage of the home; spread out over two stories, it includes six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a half bath.
VERSAILLES FRENCH PARQUETRY — The estate's oak flooring was reclaimed from Marie Antoinette's former palace in France. Among the home's other standout features is a box-beam living room ceiling in original Capelli wood and a variegated barrel tile roof imported from Spain.
163 — Give or take, that's the amount of water frontage in feet that belongs to the house. And what better bragging rights are there than calling the Atlantic Ocean your very own backyard?
234 EDEN ROAD
+ This recently restored Regency-style residence is in North Palm Beach.
+ The home houses six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, with extraordinary proportions throughout its 4,951 square feet of space.
+ No expense was spared when it came to the restoration, a fact that is evident in all of the finishes, which feature top-of-the-line manufacturing and design.
+ Take a dip! Located on the north end of Palm Beach, beach access is only a few steps away.
+ Among some of the notable aspects of the residence are impact glass, a separate cabana bathroom, a very private pool and a generator that can provide electrical power for days after an outage.
+ The property features gardens by Mario Nievera of Nievera Williams, one of the leading landscape architecture firms in the country.
1100 S. FLAGLER DRIVE
+ Located at the exclusive Bristol tower, this sky residence is on the 21st floor.
+ The condominium features 10,350 square feet of indoor space and a floor plan that was reimagined by Amir Khamneipur, the renowned interior designer of The Bristol.
+ Occupying what was once two different units, the reimagined home has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and two half bathrooms.
+ The apartment's panoramic ocean and Intracoastal views are framed by 11-foot-high floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows throughout.
+ Among the impeccable finishes are 48-inch marble floors in the main living areas and gorgeous wood flooring in all the bedrooms.
CABO SAN LUCAS
With oceanfront outdoor seating for 14, Villa Lands End is ideal for entertaining. Data courtesy of MLS BCS data, caborealestateservices.com
$37.9 MILLION — Highest-priced active listing
442 — Number of active new home listings in 2020
$5,395 MILLION — Highest-priced luxury home sale in 2020
88.8 — Average sale price of homes as percentage of asking price (2020 Q1-Q3)
$5,906,250 — Highest-priced luxury condo sale in 2020
301 — Average days on the market
CALLE PADRE KINO, FUNDADORES, SAN JOSE DEL CABO
+ Located in the double-gated Puerto Los Cabos community in San Jose del Cabo, this 23,558-square-foot estate is situated 180 feet above sea level and includes picturesque views of the Sea of Cortez. Named Paradiso Perduto, Italian for "lost paradise," the home sits on a double lot that spans 1.275 acres.
+ Nine bedrooms—each with its own en suite bathroom—and three half bathrooms provide plenty of room for homeowners and their lucky guests. A state-of-the-art gym, a steam room, a massage room, a cigar lounge with full bar and dining space for 16 leave little reason to ever leave the property.
+ Outside, the lagoon-inspired pool with a sunken spa, two Are pits, a bocce court, an 18-hole chipping golf course and a paddle tennis court await.
24 CALLE DE LOS NINOS, PEDREGAL, CABO SAN LUCAS
+ Tucked into a breathtaking cliff 260 feet above the Pacific Ocean in the tony guard-gated community of Pedregal, Villa Lands End spans 13,019 square feet and includes seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two half bathrooms.
+ Remodeled from top to bottom less than three years ago, the entertainer's paradise boasts an infinity-edge swimming pool with north and south views of Cabo San Lucas' shoreline and a lo-person Jacuzzi. An indoor-outdoor stereo system sets the mood while an in-home gym and game room provide options for homeowners of all tastes.
+ The gourmet kitchen includes Sub-Zero, Thermador and Bosch appliances; a wine refrigerator; a dining area with seating for 14; and an adjacent great room with a fireplace and 75-inch TV.
+ "Like fine caviar, Villa Lands End was constructed to be enjoyed by families and groups that have a taste for life's more refined selections," says property spokesperson Skyler Schroeder. "If you enjoy Rothschild, Bugatti and Canados, then you will love Villa Lands End."
32 PHEASANT LANE, SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.
+ This spectacular 11,000-square-foot newly built home is nestled on 2.1 acres in the prestigious Ford/Murray compound.
+ With seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and two half bathrooms, the property is rife with over-the-top amenities. Hardwoods, high ceilings and an open floor plan create an air of comfort, amplified by multiple fireplaces throughout and an eat-in chef's kitchen. The south-facing estate is also filled with natural light, offset by lush landscaping, specimen trees and an extensive bluestone patio.
+ An elevator provides access to the upper floors, where each bedroom has an en suite. The lower level is outfitted with a sauna, gym, wine room and home theater, while outdoor features include a heated vanishing edge swimming pool, pool house, cabana, heated three-car garage and a true north-south U.S. Open-grade turf tennis court.
+ With utmost privacy upheld by a gated driveway lined with hedges, this home is only a short distance from beaches and bustling Southampton Village.
$19,950,000, Laura and Carl Nigro, Douglas Elliman, elliman.com
172 S. MAIN ST., SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.
+ History buffs and Federal-style enthusiasts will delight in the chance to own this exquisite architectural expression of the Summer Colony period that long ago transformed Southampton from a rustic village into a famous resort town.
+ This circa 1860s mansion is positioned beautifully on its lot, with mature trees, two gated entrances and wraparound covered porches. The house, thoroughly renovated and modernized from top to bottom, features gracious proportions, with 12 bedrooms, eight bathrooms and plenty of original details such as lead glass windows, banister staircases, stained hardwood floors and plastered walls.
+ The gated and hedged property—down the street from Gin Lane beaches—is known for its unmistakable facade on Southampton's South Main Street, which encompasses groomed allees, an outdoor fireplace and a sculpted garden.
$24,990,000, Michaela Keszler, Douglas Elliman, elliman.com
43 CHURCH ST., UNIT 43, SAG HARBOR, N.Y.
+ Thanks to acclaimed designer Steven Gambrel, townhouse living soars to new heights in Sag Harbor. In homage to John Fahys' watchcase factory, this split-level dwelling weaves history and contemporary 21st century design with customized details such as fumed oak floors, detailed millwork and honed marble surfaces.
+ The 4,838 square feet of interior space features five bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms, ample outdoor space, three terraces, an elevator, and a finished lower level and garage, as well as water views from the third-floor master bedroom. One block from Sag Harbor's Main Street and two blocks from the Hamptons' deep-water port, ownership in the Watchcase residences comes with benefits like access to porters and a concierge; a saltwater pool; and the Watchcase Pavilion, which features a fitness room, a yoga studio, locker rooms with sauna, a spa room and an events lounge.
$3,995,000, Cee Scott Brown and Jack Pearson, Compass, compass.com