The autumn equinox officially starts on September 22. Autumn is a season of change, whether we are changing our selves, our schedules or our surroundings. As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “The only constant is change.” With that in mind, the latest batch of luxury listings marketed by the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury℠ program offer up the opportunity to change with the season and start anew in a home that most accurately reflects who you are today. Whether you want to bask in the breathtaking lakeside scenery of British Columbia or relax amid cool ocean breezes in Malibu, these residences have the power to inspire a whole different way of living.
41 Alpine Road
$ 12,750,000 USD
This gorgeous 8.35-acre Greenwich paradise overlooking Putnam Reservoir captures the imagination with beautiful lake views and mid country cul de sac about 10 minutes from town. Set behind a long gated drive, the beautiful fountain courtyard and porte cochere leads to the ultimate “built to last a lifetime” home of magnificent steel frame hand-cut pillowed stone with 18-rooms, copper and slate roofs, Vantage lighting, Sonos audio and new 2016 programmable thermostats. Rich detail impresses throughout: plaster moldings, soaring 10-12-foot ceilings, a paneled elevator, radiant heat floors with grand rooms opening to 125-foot bluestone terraces, pool, gardens and level lawns. Refined living can be found in the custom chestnut wood kitchen and butler’s pantry and full bar and wine cellar, game rooms and theatre in the walk-out lower level, plus six ensuite bedrooms and an elegant master suite with private 3rd floor living quarters.
12 Bay Island
Newport Beach, CA.
$ 21,995,000 USD
Listing agent Tim Smith assures us this private seaside sanctuary in Newport Beach is “among the most coveted, landmark properties in Orange County.” Maybe it has to do with the shimmering harbor views from the heart of Newport Beach or maybe it has to do with the level of craftsmanship, finishes and appointments that are showcased inside and out. Let’s begin with the views: breath-stealing 280-degree expanses reveal the harbor, a private beach, surrounding islands and peninsulas, picture-perfect sunsets, city lights and passing sailboats. Then there is the sleek, contemporary style, which is uniquely infused with a hint of modern Polynesian flair as seen in bamboo accents, rich wood flooring and wall panels, and an abundance of wood and glass slide-away doors that erase the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces. The monumental residence encompasses approximately 5,226 square feet, with grand-scale living areas, a beautiful lanai, formal rooms, a butler’s pantry, a storage basement, four bedrooms, and an elevator that stops on all three interior levels plus a rooftop patio.
4800 Lakeshore Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
A rare lakeshore 17.8 acre offering on the shores of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia’s dreamy Kelowna community dazzles with gorgeous lake views from nearly every angle. Over 400 feet of pebbled shoreline with newly completed lakeside lounging deck, combined with a licensed boat dock with lift and slide brings waterside living to you. The main residence offers 11,000 feet of luxury living in post and beam style interior with generous sized living areas all enjoying access to the lakeside setting. The personality and warmth of traditional styled elements create harmony and balance, while modern appliances in the double island kitchen afford the ultimate in functionality and convenience.
700 Park Lane
Architect George Washington Smith is a Southern California icon, having designed some 80 homes in Santa Barbara County alone. Needless to say, when one of his residences hits the market, it captures attention — like this 1923 estate resting on over five manicured acres in Montecito. Considered one of Montecito’s great architectural estates, the property contains the scale, proportions and textures inspired by the Andalusian style that George Washington Smith was known for. To begin, the estate is protected by a mature perimeter of ancient oaks and foliage, affording absolute privacy. The acreage encompasses a main residence artfully rendered in the Spanish Colonial Revival style (tastefully updated and upgraded in 2006), plus a two-bedroom guest house, home theater, one-bedroom garden cottage, wine collector’s cellar and tasting room, and a three-room office/guest suite over the five-car garage. Among its outdoor charms? A pool, tennis court and expansive manicured gently-sloped lawn and lush gardens — all Smith calling cards.
Arzachena, Olbia Tempio, Italy
$ 16,666,667 USD
This renovated villa in Italy’s gorgeous Porto Cervo in Costa Smeralda will satisfy dreams of leading la vita bella. Created by the world’s most renowned architects, “Villa Golden” as it is called appears as if it is suspended between sky and sea.With its total of 1,300 m2 between terraces and covered areas, the villa rests on three separate corridors, all facing the sea, around the pool. Eight magnificent bedrooms make everyday living comfortable. A pool enclosed by granite sculptures extends from outside to inside, where a grand salon with an eye-catching fireplace made of arabesque marble brings in the wow factor.
737 N Spruce St
This is about all you need to know about this elegant European-inspired contemporary mountain retreat nestled in Aspen’s Hunter Creek hillside: views. Unparalleled panoramas stretch from Aspen Mountain to Independent Pass and West Elks, accenting a thoughtful and open floorplan, five ensuite bedrooms, seven patios and south-facing windows that bring the serene alpine setting to the indoors. From exposed timber and native stone accents to hand distressed wood floors and varied peaked rooflines, the design and architecture make this home a true stand-out. And what’s better? It’s only a 15-minute, easy walk from town.
28868 Cliffside Dr
If you’re looking for modern fantasy near the beach, look no further than this remodeled bluff top mid-century ranch-style home in Malibu. Boasting a Riviera 3 beach key, the private and gated home beckons with ocean views from every room and a spacious great room that shines with wood floors throughout and gracious living room touched by soaring ceilings and a fireplace. The living room opens up to the dining area and a sleek gourmet kitchen featuring Caesarstone island and counters. Dramatic walls of glass open to a wraparound wood deck, where sitting and dining areas, a spa tub, a fire pit seating area, outdoor shower and custom surf rack, and a 2nd lounging deck makes the coastal lifestyle completely accessible.
35308 Pabst Rd
Oconomowoc Lake, WI.
Wisconsin’s Lake Country may be teeming with stunning estates, but the “Minnewoc” estate may be the most spectacular of them all. Envisioned as a replica of Anne Boleyn’s castle built in 1892, the majestic estate has been totally renovated in recent years, including a large addition in 2014. Despite the gorgeous finishes, opulent details, smart home technology and volume spanning over 16,000 square feet, the residence still manages to feel like “home,” says listing agent John Spheeris. The rooms carry a level of intimate comfort while still creating a sense of grandeur and elegance as one of the finest entertaining spaces, both inside and out. Over 800 feet of pristine lake frontage and 7.2 acres — including a private island — make this property truly one for the history books.
2709 Vista Oceano Ln
Another Santa Barbara County gem, “Tuscany Oaks Farm” sits on nearly 20 acres inspired by the Italian countryside. This majestic estate combines magnificent vision with seductive beauty in a setting with sublime coastal and mountain views. A serene residence designed by Don Nulty, AIA, exudes impeccable taste and style through materials hand-selected, custom-made and personally imported from Europe. A private, tree-lined drive leads to a grand motor court, where an entrance galleria with soaring arches welcomes guests. Designed for both intimacy and expansive entertaining, Tuscany Oaks is a showpiece in every way with a French-style country kitchen, large family room, breakfast room, library, six fireplaces, expansive terrace and five ensuite bedrooms. Beyond the main residence, there is an 18-stall barn (currently used as an office, tack room and 2-bedroom apartment), fenced corrals, acres of laser-leveled pasture, a private one-bedroom guest house and a spectacular outdoor entertainment compound with pool, pavilion and 1-bedroom cabana with full kitchen.
2625 Deep Canyon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA, United States
The marriage of Beverly Hills and modern architecture has historically been a heavenly match, due to its private canyons and dramatic setting. This jaw-dropping newly remodeled and expanded canyon view estate is no exception. Perched up a long driveway, the modern steel-and-glass stunner wows with a spectacular entry, soaring ceilings, steel custom gllas doors and oak floors. Entertain with style in elegant formal and informal living rooms, as well as a formal dining room and media room. A chef’s kitchen features Wolf and Subzero appliances with a separate enclosed staff kitchen and prep area, private large breakfast room with fireplace opening to the gardens and adjacent wine storage and tasting room. A spectacular master suite offers a haven with views, private large den and bar area, plus his- and her- baths and large walk-in closets. As an added bonus, there is also a new third private family room upstairs. Steel and glass sliding doors open the house to a gorgeous outdoor atmosphere revealing a pool with baja shelf, outdoor kitchen and a fabulous pool house with bath. And, naturally, it’s also a smart home.