Writer William Arthur Ward once said, “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” For most of us, our homes are places that fill us with immense gratitude as we relish both the most ordinary and extraordinary moments of our lives. These ten newly listed residences — from a majestic Greenwich traditional set on three mid-country acres to a mesmerizing contemporary villa in Saint Tropez — tell their own stories of gratitude within their walls, whether it’s through inspiring views, hand-crafted details or the openness of a floorplan.
9 Oakley Lane
Beautifully crafted, this new construction Greenwich home by the award winning Granoff Architects & Silver Properties has every exquisite detail. Spanning three floors, the residence features breathtaking entertaining spaces, gathering spots, a magnificent great room, an exciting eat-in cook’s kitchen, elevator, seven en suite bedrooms and extra-spacious lower level. It is the envy of all Greenwich, thanks to a stunning display of detail: custom staircases, elegant custom rift-sawn oak paneling and built ins, Walker Zanger marble and tile throughout and Waterworks, Rohl, Sun Valley bronze hardware. All 14,000 square feet of total living space basks in the privacy of a lush level lawn and majestic trees on 3.03 acres on a mid-country cul-de-sac. The backyard is an entertainer’s paradise with gorgeous stonework, Shoreline pool, raised stone spa, verandas, two outdoor firepits and approved tennis court and pool house sites.
440 Martin Ln
Beverly Hills, CA.
Experience the ultimate California luxury lifestyle in this modern Trousdale estate overlooking the entire city of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Enter 7,000 square feet of living space, and prepare to be wowed by eye-catching, jaw-dropping views from downtown to the ocean. Soaring ceilings, maximized to the 12-foot height limit, along with an incredible indoor/outdoor flow complement the contemporary architecture. Panoramas encase the entire living area, master suite and kitchen. A private modern masterpiece on over an acre of land, this gem was constructed with hand-selected, world class materials and sits serenely on one of the quietest and most desirable streets in Trousdale Estates.
2571 Del Lago Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL.
This spectacular Italian-inspired estate designed by renowned Randall Stofft Architects features 210 feet of deep water frontage on an approximately 135-foot wide canal, capable of accommodating mega yachts up to 190 feet. Exquisite details and finishes are peppered throughout. Perfect for entertaining, the six-bedroom residence reveals resort style amenities including true chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, theater, gym, basketball court and large freeform pool with slide. This turn-key property offers an excellent Harbor Beach location, with optional Surf Club membership and private marina available.
1979 Stradella Rd
Los Angeles, CA.
A striking contemporary with majestic ocean and city views, this L.A. residence sets the tone with a fabulous entry featuring floasting staircases and glass walls. An open floorplan with a living room, multiple dining areas and state-of-the-art kitchen, all open to approximately 2,428 square feet of deck space. A private master suite and second suite/office with a rooftop deck features a full bar area and fire pit for evening relaxing or entertaining. There is also a lower entertaining level with a large theater/conference room, fully lit onyx bar, glass temperature controlled wine room, pool, steam room and a large sun deck. This level also houses two additional suites, a family/entertaining room and glass wall overlooking the property’s own private vineyards designed by vintner and manager Thomas Booth. Constructed using the finest of materials and workmanship, this warm and inviting home balances privacy with luxurious entertaining in a thoughtfully conceived floorplan.
Coubert, Ile De France, France
This classic 17th century castle is set in the dreamy countryside village of Coubert in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. Built in 1650 and formerly the residence of monks for nearly 50 years, the elegant and soulful residence comprises 80 rooms, 25 function rooms, a large and spacious auditorium with 80 seats and more. There is also an indoor pool, steam room, tennis, fitness room, volleyball, golf practice on net and archery. French country living at its finest.
27777 Winding Way
Inspired by Mediterranean country estates and homes from the South of France, La Vie en Rose was crafted to integrate seamlessly into the hillside with 270-degree views of rolling hills and the ocean. Ascend a lavender lined gated drive, pass trussed vining roses and mature olive trees to a 10-car circular motor court and the two-story ocean view home with vintage pavers, French oak floors, mahogany doors and hand-troweled plaster walls. Enter the grand two-story double-winding staircase entry to a formal living room with fireplace, dining room, study and a chef’s island kitchen that continues into a large family rm with fireplace — all opening to an expansive covered trellised patio and approximately 2.7 acres of impeccably landscaped grounds with 75-foot waterfall infinity resort pool, N/S lighted tennis court, bocce court and multiple siting areas for outdoor entertaining. Nested on the second level, the expansive 1,750-square-foot private ocean view owner’s suite impresses with two-fireplaces, two luxurious baths/closets and private deck.
1193 Ponte Vedra Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Offered on the market for the first time, Turtle Hall offers over 11,000 square feet of luxury sited on 1.5-acre lot with 28 feet above sea level overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Four years in planning resulted in a stunning display of craftsmanship, combined with antiques and authentic architectural elements from all over the world. Elegance begins at the entrance: a portico supported by Travertine marble columns, double thick Belgium French oak entry doors and a arch of Belgian blue stone granite. Five ensuite bedrooms, six baths and two partial baths elevate family living, along with are double two-car garages, a gym area and elevator. Primed for entertaining, the outdoor covered living area overlooks the infinity pool to the ocean. Walls of concrete block and stucco are capped with a double thick, 100-year, slate roof.
Saint-Tropez, Provence Alpes Côte D’azur, France
Located only 15 minutes from Place des Lices, this mesmerizing contemporary villa designed by Daniel Hechter capitalizes on its supreme Saint-Tropez location. Set on a plot of 2,500 square meters, the residence offers six bedrooms; each room boasts a sea view. Endless possibilities to create the entertaining paradise of your dreams — from a cinema room to a sauna or hammam. There is a guardian’s house, garage and swimming pool. This villa is ideal both for receptions and for a pleasant family life.
1540 Oak Grove Ave. Avenue
San Marino, CA.
This French Provincial estate located above Lacy Park in San Marino exemplifies luxury in every way. Situated on one of San Marino’s most exclusive streets, the majestic property exudes elegance and prestige through meticulous attention to detail. On the market for the first time in its history, this grand single story estate home was designed by renowned architects Robert Woolf and Robert Koch who are known for designs that artfully balance scale and proportion with touches such as high ceilings and bespoke detailing.
Ile De France, France
Just five minutes from the Porte d’Auteuil, the “Villa Montmorency” concentrates some of the most prestigious residences in Paris. Among these, this Art Deco-inspired mansion. Spread out on four magnificent levels and touched with rich French detail such as stone, marble, bronze and parquet, the residence is centered around a bright and large living room, dining room and the kitchen extended by the veranda on the first floor. On the second floor, there are three ensuite bedrooms — perfect for receiving guests. The third floor is fully dedicated to the master bedroom with its large dressing room and spacious bathroom, but it also serves the first terrace with large windows overlooking the room. A second terrace offers an unobstructed view of the “Villa Montmorency.” On the ground floor, there is also a fitness room (with sauna) and a “studio” (bedroom, office, bathroom) spread around a green patio.