As awards season ushers in a new collection of “best” lists, we couldn’t help but search through the prize-worthy properties from the Coldwell Banker Previews International® program. While every Previews® property is a winner in its own right, there are some houses that have truly earned real estate gold, literally and figuratively. No wonder they’re called trophy properties.
180 Sheerwater Ct
Kelowna, BC V1V2Z1
This light and bright contemporary just might be the Meryl Streep of homes: it won a Tommie Award for master suite design and single-family home design, as well as a 2013 Pinnacle Award for luxury pool design.
312 N Faring Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077
It’s easy to see why this beautifully restored Georgian traditional in Holmby Hills was featured in Architectural Digest, which is practically an award in and of itself. The owner worked with one of the country’s most prominent architects and a renowned award-winning landscape designer to re-envision a home without compromise.
5 Trailside Pl
Saddle River, NJ 07458
Set on approximately five acres of manicured grounds, this New Jersey estate was built by local craftsman and features 26 rooms, including an award-winning theater. Watching the Oscars at home never looked so good.
81 West Laurel Ave
Lake Forest, IL 60045
This Howard Van Doren Shaw masterpiece deserves its own Lifetime Achievement Award. Known as “The House of Four Winds,” the residence has been published in just about every respected architectural periodical—from Architectural Record to the Chicago Tribune Magazine—and was honored in 1997 with the Historic Preservation Award by the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation. Bonus: it also features spectacular Craig Bergmann-designed gardens documented in the Smithsonian.
Which one of these show-stopping properties is winning you over?