The holidays always seem to shift our spirits towards home. The final $10 million+ listings of the year instantly inspire a turn inward and reinforce the idea that luxury in 2021 is whatever you define it to be. From a legendary Bel Air compound that offers 1920s-era grand-scale entertaining spaces to dreamy waterfront oases in Maryland, Hawaii and Florida, these ten extraordinary new properties debuting in the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program reveal a modern picture of luxury living that is every bit as diverse as the people who reside in them.
620 Siena Way
Los Angeles, CA.
One of the first properties ever built in Bel Air, this 1926 Gordon Kaufmann English Tudor original rests on over an acre of verdant grounds with the most spectacular specimen trees, sycamores and oaks with hidden meadows and pocket gardens. The property has been thoughtfully restored and maintained in pristine condition with gorgeous formal entertaining rooms opening to a viewing terrace, gourmet kitchen and six bedrooms. A two-story guest house, pool, lush landscaping and lawns combine to make this once-in-a-generation classic a world unto itself in the midst of the city.
Listed by Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills
Via dei Lecci
Arzachena, Sassari, IT
Presiding over the most beautiful view of the gulf of Cala di Volpe, this magnificent Italian coastal villa beckons with elegant design, detailed architecture, finishes and furnishings. Large verandas and pergolas bring a splendid fusion between indoors and out while a swimming pool overlooks the sea — the answer to Costa Smeralda’s warmest days. All five bedrooms are ensuite with water views. Serenity is the theme of the house, also expressed in the spa with jacuzzi, sauna and turkish bath.
Listed by Coldwell Banker Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardegna
986 Melvin Road
Stunning water views and a Southwestern exposure providing picturesque year-round sunsets are among this waterfront home’s most distinguishing qualities. beautifully landscaped grounds on protected Little Aberdeen Creek on 3.82 acres in Annapolis, the property is mere steps from the water’s edge with 260 feet of waterfront and located out of the flood plain. Among its outdoor spoils: a private pier, boat lift, floating dock, a tennis court, waterside pool, cabana pool house, hot tub and a 100-foot waterside bluestone, covered porch with surround sound. Indoors, the upgraded interiors span over 6,700 square feet and boast five bedrooms, high ceilings, wide plank oak floors, and water views from almost every room.
Listed by Georgie Berkinshaw of Coldwell Banker Realty in Annapolis
1006 N Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA.
Set just north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, this palatial Italian manor reflects the extraordinary vision of architect Richard Landry. Completed in 2010 after four years of tireless work, the residence was tailor-made for private relaxation and sophisticated indoor-outdoor entertaining with over 17,000 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, formal living room, dining room, family room, office/library, game room, wine room, a professional-quality gym and sauna, movie theater and more. Exceptional detailing and imported materials, combined with smart home technology, a commercial elevator and every luxury imaginable. Fountains, manicured lawns, graceful trees, and open and covered patio sitting areas complete the peaceful ambiance with a 54-foot glass tile pool and spa as the centerpiece.
Listed by Mitra Sisatar of Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills
10 Compass Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Another captivating contemporary masterpiece arrives in Fort Lauderdale with this bright and expansive fully automated residence in Fort Lauderdale’s Bay Colony. Set behind man-guarded gates, the architectural gem is highlighted by an open floorplan of 10,509 square feet, 35-foot ceilings, expansive windows and skylights. Between the six bedrooms, seven baths, executive office, custom Italian kitchen with Miele and Sub Zero appliances, home gym, club room, home theater, 3-car garage, glass enclosed elevator, pool and covered outdoor kitchen, it has all of its bases covered for the ultimate coastal lifestyle. The 89-foot dock on a deepwater basin with easy access to the Intracoastal puts it over the top.
Listed by Gilles Rais of Coldwell Banker Realty in Fort Lauderdale
2600 Wild Oak Drive
Los Angeles, CA.
L.A. is home to some of the nation’s most inspiring mid-century modern jewels, and The Oaks Estate is no exception. Perched on a Los Feliz mountain top overlooking historic Hollywoodland and Griffith Park, the dazzling property encompasses a meticulously restored original 1952 masterpiece designed by architect Kenneth Lind, with Rat Pack-like swank and style that recalls iconic Hollywood glamour. The four-bedroom, four-bath home spans 4,000 square feet and affords 360-degree unobstructed Jetliner views of the entire eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountain range including epic L.A. landmark sites such as the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory, downtown and to the western coastline with ocean views. It’s this A+ location combined with the land — over 14 acres — offering the opportunity to create a massive private compound in pure L.A. style — make it impossible to replicate today.
11 Hale Malia Pl
Hawaii’s luxury real estate market is having a moment as the island paradise became a coveted hotspot for escape during 2020 and 2021. Enter this secluded and gated oceanfront community just minutes north of Kaanapali Resort and just south of Kapalua Resort, “Hale Malia.” As one of only six exquisite oceanfront sites set in a bed of lava rock just above Keoni Nui Bay, this newly listed and furnished residence was completed in late 2000, offering five bedrooms in over 4,300 square feet. High design flows from a stunning great room with pocket doors opening to an expansive covered lanai with pool and spa. The home faces west, offering striking ocean, year-round sunset and views of both Lanai and Molokai Islands.
Listed by Mary Anne Fitch of Coldwell Banker Island Properties
328 W Mountain View Place
Palm Springs, CA.
If you ever wanted a chance to become a modern part of the storied lineage of Palm Springs, El Kantara is it. Designed by Santa Monica-based architect and six-time Academy Award winning art director, Leland F. Fuller, AIA, the 1926-built property was crafted this cornerstone Old Las Palmas estate for Mrs. Frederick Stevens, wife of then president of the American Locomotive company. El Kantara quite literally rests at the intersection of Palm Springs history. Nearly 14,000 square feet of balanced formal and informal living space is centered around a courtyard with a glass tiled pool and spa punctuated by arresting mountain views — the ideal place for a family compound, corporate retreat, or super high-earning vacation rental thanks to its turn-key furnished status.
Listed by James Gault of Coldwell Banker Realty in Palm Springs
10950 Old Cutler Rd
Coral Gables, FL.
This traditional Coral Gables residence of over 13,800 square feet takes its position in the coveted and guard-gated Snapper Creek Lakes community. Nestled on 1.14 acres of gorgeous grounds, the property beckons with eight bedrooms, Brazilian cherry wood floors, elegant finishes, formal entertaining spaces, a library, a theater, billiard room, bar, wine cellar, gym and a 4-car garage. Beyond the residence itself, a dream coastal lifestyle awaits with an infinity pool, adjacent lounge area, summer kitchen, gazebo and homeowner’s rights at the Snapper Creek Marina.
308 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA.
Resting on a rare double lot on the Gold Coast, this Seal Beach custom-built Tuscan villa personifies refined beach living. Spread over three stories, the property boasts grand architectural features and fine finishes throughout its approximately 8,646 square feet, with six bedrooms, imported elements from France and uninterrupted beach views. Among the five-star worthy amenities amplifying the California coastal lifestyle: an elevator, an 800-bottle refrigerated wine cellar, office space, recreation room, gym with a full bathroom and steam shower, 4-car garage and inspiring outdoor entertaining areas, from expansive balconies to a supremely private, lushly landscaped backyard populated by a standout pool and fruit trees.
Listed by Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Realty in Newport Beach