On the Market: 9 Homes that Make a Grand Entrance

Nailing the first impression, these entrances are worthy of applause.


4131 SW 37th Avenue – Coconut Grove, FL | $4,999,000

Set in the heart of the Grove and completed in 2017, this modern masterpiece has it all. Oversized entertaining areas, an abundance of natural light, high ceilings and modern luxuries span this 6 bedroom, 5/2 bathroom home. The kitchen is an epicurean dream with cooking island, top of the line appliances, and ample but well hidden storage. Entertain your guests indoors or outside by the lap pool, outdoor kitchen and covered terrace. Enjoy a tranquil setting while being walking distance from some of the best schools, shops and restaurants in Miami.

The Hamptons

511 Little Noyac Path – Water Mill, NY | $8,995,000

The finest architecture, materials and finishes were used to create a one-of-a-kind home that stands apart from the rest. The dramatic ‘floating’ steel and glass staircase sets the tone for what lies ahead. A custom eat in kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances is a cook’s delight. Living room with a gas fireplace and dining room with walls of glass doors frame the classically designed landscaping. A serene library with the finest finishes completes this living space. From the living room and library one can access a large limestone floored covered loggia with outdoor fireplace and patios leading to lavish pool area. Up to a luxurious master suite with fireplace, terrace and marble bath, steam shower and heated floors encompassing its own wing. there are 4 additional ensuite bedrooms and a intermit sitting area and laundry room complete the upper level.The lower level has 10 Ft ceilings , media room, bar, bedroom and bathroom, professional gym , full bath and laundry room fit for all. The gunite inground pool is centered on a tall stance of majestic pine trees and bucolic landscaping. State of the art mechanicals and smart house technology, combined with beautifully proportioned and finished rooms, make this a must see for the sophisticated buyer. Convenient to all that makes this residence the place to be!


205 Round Hill Road – Greenwich, CT | $12,995,000

Round Hill Roads iconic ”Israel Peck Estate” is an exquisite 1820 architectural masterpiece. Situated on a parklike 5.12 acres, this legendary compound consists of a 9,500 SF updated classic estate featuring 7 bedrooms, 7.2 baths, beautifully appointed formal spaces, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, a massive breakfast & family room with fireplace. This home has been painstakingly restored, adding every modern amenity one could ask for while maintaining and preserving every original detail. The property features a pool, pool house, tennis court, and English gardens. A guest cottage, caretakers cottage, and garaging for six cars complete this estate. Located moments from town, shops, train, and less than one hour to Manhattan. A rare opportunity!

New Jersey

649 Lake Street – Newark, NJ | $845,000

Gorgeous Neo-Georgian mansion in historic Forest Hill neighborhood. Meadowview is a 7 bedroom 6 bath, architecturally significant home keeping the integrity of its original character while integrating modern living. Offering 3 stories of living space the 1st fl includes a large lrm, drm, frm, solarium & a chef’s kitchen w/breakfast area. Both the 2nd and 3rd fls offer 6 add brms & 5 baths. Meadowview’s landscaping is inspired by the Olmstead designed park, which is noted for the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the US. Close to bus & light rail to NYC & downtown Newark.


105 N Rossmore Avenue – Hancock Park, CA | $13,650,000

Celebrated architect Wallace Neffs last residential triumph sited on the 9th fairway of Wilshire Country Club in Hancock Park. Timeless neoclassic design joins contemporary austere styling for home originally created for the Chandler family of LA Times fortune & influence. The estates innate grandeur is meticulously preserved including original hand-carved crown moldings, imposing entrance columns with roof line balustrade complement, marble portico, awe-inspiring foyer w/ 30 ceilings and herringbone wood floors throughout. Imported door & window fixtures from Paris – as the mansion was inspired by Louis XVs Chateau de Louveciennes there. Recently installed new design elements echo Neffs original vision yet bring current technology & comforts to the forefront. Landscape design by Art Luna, gated motor court plus 7car Garage, captivating views and boundless imagination support the experience of living in the capture of this rare residence. Recently published in Architectural Digest.


296 Gray Head Lane – Telluride, CO | $24,000,000

This modern architectural masterpiece is perched on a point featuring thrilling views of Telluride’s most dramatic peaks. 296 Gray Head Lane was masterfully designed by Poss Architecture, the top architectural firm in Aspen, Colorado, Telluride’s more glamorous sister town. Radically designed, this exceptional home was inspired by the surrounding ridgelines and sprawling mesas while effortlessly framing the iconic Wilson Peak in almost every room. Natural elements draw the dramatic steel structure into the landscape and floor to ceiling glass displays boundless views panning from east to west, showcasing Telluride’s box canyon and the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort. The residence enhances your senses by delivering unique angles and views from every room with seamless indoor/outdoor living. When one enters the great room, the commanding views overlook a private trout pond with dancing reflections of the mountains afar. The home is expertly designed for entertaining with gourmet kitchen, cabana for pond-side dining, fire-pits, trout pond and more. And the ultra-luxe interior finishes will delight the most discerning taste. Just 6 miles from the jet serviced Telluride Airport, the privacy and accessibility of this incredible property is ready for the world traveler. Located in Gray Head, an 885-acre development nestled atop an expansive mesa adjacent to National Forest, this ultra-private community offers exclusive access to a historic homeowners cabin, stocked trout pond, tennis and basketball court, miles of manicured and private hiking/equestrian trails, in town ski valet, and even a private ice skating rink in the winter. Your Colorado lifestyle awaits!

New York City

43 Eighth Avenue – Park Slope, NY | $6,250,000

Grand beyond compare, this extraordinary 23-foot-wide brownstone dazzles with impeccably restored architectural detail and of-the-moment style, just inches from Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park.

At every turn, this home dazzles with modernized living spaces that meld seamlessly with historic millwork. Ornate paneling and fireplaces surrounds are given a new life with gleaming lacquer finishes and beautiful stone ? marble and onyx ? while traditional layouts are repurposed for contemporary lifestyles. Tasteful modern details and wallcoverings bridge the gap between old and new.

Arrival at 43 8th Avenue is dramatic but welcoming up to stately stoop. From the gracious entry vestibule, pocket doors reveal a sun-filled parlor sitting room and formal dining room with glorious bay windows, and a breathtaking crystal chandelier. Another set of pocket doors opens to the dramatic living room where 12.5-foot ceilings are accentuated by crown moldings and extra-tall doorways. The working fireplace is trimmed in chic marble, and on the opposite wall, an original china cabinet is flanked by closets smartly repurposed as a powder room and refrigerator nook. Walls of windows invite you into the extraordinary solarium where deep gray paint and a soaring globe fixture contrast beautifully with leafy outdoor views and leaded glass windows. The adjacent marble kitchen attends to culinary needs with custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances while doors that open to the solarium and deck provide a wonderful indoor/outdoor ambiance. Below, the spacious fenced yard makes outdoor lounging and entertaining irresistible with its covered and uncovered patios, gas fire pit, built-in seating and lush landscaping.

An enviable owner’s suite commands the entire second floor, where a lavish bedchamber and sitting room with working fireplaces flank a classic dressing area with custom closets and working basins. Another solarium here is used as a home gym, and the owner’s bathroom features a vintage pedestal sink and soaking tub. On the top floor, two bedrooms boast decorative fireplaces and a shared dressing area with original basin. Off the hall, a third small bedroom, laundry closet and two bathrooms add exceptional convenience for busy households.

The equally impressive garden-level apartment is perfect as an income-generating unit, gracious home office, or massive guest suite featuring a sun-splashed living room with a fireplace, dining room, kitchen and large bedroom with en suite bath. Smartly planned, the upper triplex has direct access to the cellar, hallway storage and more without interrupting the garden unit.

Located within the Park Slope Historic District, 43 8th Avenue is a stunning Neo-Grec brownstone built in 1886. Its grand high-stoop entry with intact portico and the bold three-sided bay windows creates a memorable impression in a block filled with handsome historic homes. Once known as Sportsman’s Row for the number of jockeys and horsemen that lived close to the nearby Montauk Club, this illustrious location delivers unbeatable access to Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza. The Brooklyn Public Library, Museum and the Botanic Garden are just minutes away, and foodies will love the proximity to the Park Slope Food Coop and Fifth Avenue’s restaurant row. Access to transportation is superb with 2/3, B and Q trains, excellent bus service and CitiBike stations all nearby.

Long Island

31 Chestnut Hill Drive – Upper Brookville, NY | $3,500,000

Open House Cancelled 8/09/2020 Private Gated Upper Brookville Estate Situated on 5+ Acres of Secluded Picturesque Landscape. Located at the End of One of the Most Prestigious Cul de Sac Locations on the Gold Coast. Soaring Ceilings, Walls of Glass, Sparkling Heated Gunite Pool and Spectacular 1100sf Guest Cottage. Truly the Epitome of Luxury Living. Offering A Dramatic Open Floor Plan, With Spectacular Views Through The Abundant Walls Of Glass. Spacious 1st floor Master Suite with Large Loft/Gym and Sauna.The beautiful & Tranquil Gunite Pool truly make this a Perfect family Haven.

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