John Barrentine of the RED Real Estate Group at Keller Williams/Larchmont is a big fan of low garden walls to “create intimate spaces or living landscape dividers that create restful vignettes. They’re a great way to draw visitors into the space and add interest,” he says.
The kitchen, living room and dining room are all part of one big, open-plan space in this luxurious Tennessee estate. Broad doorways open the home's interior to its party-ready outdoor spaces. Finishes are sleek and neutral, and accented by dramatic Swarovski crystal light fixtures.
The backyard pool and hot tub at this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate offers sweeping views of coastline and ocean. The 11,000-square-foot home features multiple indoor and outdoor living areas, as well as a beautiful mix of Mediterranean-inspired architecture and transitional and contemporary interiors.
A tall coffered ceiling and matching wainscoting set a grand tone in the living room of this Old Greenwich, Conn., estate. The room enjoys breathtaking seascape views and opens to an outdoor terrace where the homeowners and guests may enjoy the waters of Long Island Sound up close.
This Bel-Air estate features a game room complete with pool table and bar. Three sets of french doors lead to a patio with outdoor seating and connect the outdoor and indoor living spaces. Coral-upholstered furniture and colorful artwork mixed with traditional elements give off an eclectic vibe.
A pristine pool offers a refreshing break from the hot Southern California sun at this Mediterranean-style estate located in the Happy Canyon region of Santa Ynez Valley. A second-story veranda offers upstairs living spaces a view of the beautiful water below.
Embellished with walls of glass and a dramatic open plan to accentuate its extraordinary beachfront placement, a calming impression permeates the main estate, adorned with a modern French motif and striking Polynesian touches. The living room provides plush seating areas that are perfect for cozying up by the fire.
This 40-acre private estate renovation added new life to the existing landscape and created a dynamic outdoor living space to relax and entertain family and guests. The centerpiece is an infinity-edge pool that takes advantage of the slope of the yard down to the woods beyond.
This one-of-a-kind estate in Houston, TX, features a rustic chic vibe in the living space, with a creamy, brick accent wall and wood-burning fireplace, stainless steel wet bar, and wall of steel and glass exterior doors letting in stunning views of the nearby patio.
This luxury estate home in Texas features five bedrooms, five baths and 6,500 square feet of living space. The stone and stucco exterior suits the Southwest landscape, and a separate entry off the motor court offers privacy for guests. A red tile roof complements the green trim and lush landscaping.
This large living room features creamy neutral walls, contemporary white chairs and a pair of matching traditional sofas, all combined to create a comfortable seating area. This exceptional Georgian estate in Bel-Air, Calif., was built in 1929 by architect Paul Williams and recently underwent a complete restoration.
Local Savannah real estate legend Cora Bett Thomas is known for her cocktail parties and for being a pioneer who helped gentrify downtown Savannah by moving into her charming row house in the Seventies. Her living room mixes antiques and lots of mirrors and reflective surfaces to very glamorous effect.
An indoor basketball court adds to a sweeping array of entertainment options in this luxury estate in College Grove, Tennessee. The party-ready house features six bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms and nearly 13,000 square feet of living space, along with a stunning outdoor entertainment area.
With its immaculate landscaping and smooth stone walkway, the approach to this Greek Revival home says everything you need to know; though apt for modern living, the estate exudes Old World charm. At night, twin lanterns can be lit to increase visibility and enhance the elegant aesthetic.
This five bedroom, five bathroom estate in Houston, TX, offers more than 7500 sq. ft. of charming, open concept design. In the living room, the space offers a calming neutral tone and flows naturally into the dining space and eat-in kitchen, with high ceilings and modern steel and glass doors lining the wall to the outdoor space.
This French Country Estate is grand yet inviting. With over 5000 square feet of living space this home is the perfect retreat for a growing family. This home’s exterior stucco finish and native stone wainscot come together to beautify the structure. Wrought iron balconies, custom wood shutters and window planter boxes, copper spires, and subtle archways compliment the design.
Sunrise over this stunning 26-acre Hawaiian estate lights up a spectrum of vivid tropical color. The multi-wing home wraps around a resort-like backyard complete with an infinity-edge pool and a 12-foot hot tub. A covered outbuilding provides storage space for pool accessories, while dense tropical foliage surrounds the outdoor living area and provides privacy.
From the water, the view of this 18,000-square-foot Miami Beach estate is pristine and spectacular. An arched portico runs along the rear central wing of the home, which was built in 1937 in the Mediterranean Revival style. The property has undergone an extensive renovation to turn it into a great space for modern living and entertaining.