Explore 5 Mid-Century Modern Homes

Mid-century modern homes—famed for their clean lines, large windows and open spaces—are still coveted by those who appreciate simplicity and immersion in nature. In locations from Houston to Denver, explore five perennially stylish homes built circa 1950-1965.

Saratoga, California

 Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

Ceilings of birch wood plank, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, a handsome fireplace, and Mid-century details throughout create an unforgettable atmosphere in this home located in the charming California town of Saratoga.

Houston, Texas

Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1960, architect Karl Kamrath built this exceptionally sophisticated residence to serve as his personal home. Its well-preserved condition has earned it inclusion in a variety of home tours for fans of architecture and mid-century design.

Shelter Island, New York

 Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

‘The Snyder House’ is something of a legend in the long history of Shelter Island. Built in 1952 and designed by architect Bertrand Goldberg for John Snyder, the CEO of the Pressed Steel Car Company, the residence quickly became recognized as a mid-century marvel.

Savannah, Georgia

Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

On the market for the first time since it was built in 1959, this home was designed by internationally renowned architect Mark Hampton, and appeared in the June 19, 1960 New York Times as one of Architectural Record’s 20 best-designed homes of 1960.

Denver, Colorado

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Constructed in 1964, this structure has been transformed into a stylish commercial space with attached living quarters. Crowning the residence is a unique rooftop deck protected from the elements by an elegant arched roof.

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Perfectly Patterned: 4 Rooms With Eye-Catching Wallpaper

Carefully chosen wallpaper—whether timelessly botanical or whimsical, abstract, and modern—can transform an everyday space into something extraordinary.

A Connecticut Classic

Leslie McElwreath | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Enduring in style, this six-bedroom clapboard Colonial home sits atop a gentle hill in a desirable Greenwich neighborhood. Exemplifying New England elegance as well as modern sophistication, it is replete with delightful details, including antique wide-plank wood floors, exceptional millwork, Venetian plaster walls, vintage fireplaces, and striking wallpaper in the grand foyer. Beyond are a refined formal living room, a well-appointed kitchen, two family rooms, a conservatory with a wet bar, and a dining room with lovely Gracie wallpaper and a discreet china cabinet.

Fifth Avenue Finery

Sheila EllisPatricia A Wheatley | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

From its perch above Fifth Avenue in a full-service prewar Rosario Candela–designed building, this regal 5,947-square-foot residence enjoys views of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Manhattan skyline. A floor plan for festive entertaining and comfortable everyday living—which keeps the five bedrooms secluded for privacy—begins with an elegant foyer with dazzling wall coverings and inlaid flooring and continues in a the magnificent great room, a media room, a colorful chef’s kitchen, and a formal dining room with classically inspired floral wallpaper.

Texas Treasure

 Jana Giammalva | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

In the exclusive environs of Houston’s lush Tanglewood neighborhood, this striking residence recalls Old World refinement. Highlights include formal living and dining spaces with custom finishes, a renovated kitchen with an island and a breakfast area, a study or office, a game room, and a loggia with a summer kitchen. The primary suite—one of five bedrooms—includes two impeccably outfitted walk-in closets and a chic bath with surfaces of marble, a soaking tub and shower, and wallpaper that is at once sophisticated and whimsical.

Hamptons Hideaway

Sharon Stern | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

On 1.47 verdant acres, this quintessential Hamptons getaway impresses with its 8,721-square-foot main residence, refreshing pool and spa, and inviting pool house. In addition to a great room, a family room, a dining room with a butler’s pantry, an eat-in chef’s kitchen, two wet bars, a gym, and a theater, the home features a generous primary suite with a balcony overlooking the pool, two walk-in closets, a marble bath, and a serene sleeping space with a gas fireplace and subtly stylish wallpaper.

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Dreams Do Come True: 4 Bedrooms With A View

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed is nearly impossible in these serene bedrooms, which enjoy mesmerizing views of city skylines, peaceful waters, mountains, sunsets, and clear blue skies.

Lumina Penthouse

Gregg Lynn | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

High atop the prestigious 42-floor Lumina tower, this 2,476-square-foot penthouse—the only one of its kind in the building—includes an open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area with a balcony; a media room or library; and a private guest suite. In addition to an impeccably equipped walk-in closet and a lavish contemporary bath, the primary suite boasts a curvilinear wall of windows that reveals a cinematic view of the bay and the city skyline.

Hypoluxo Haven

Kourtney Pulitzer | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

This striking five-bedroom contemporary residence on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway on Hypoluxo Island was designed for the quintessential Florida lifestyle. Highlights include a sleek kitchen; sophisticated spaces for living, dining, and entertaining; a cocktail bar; an elevator; an air-conditioned three-car garage; a pool and spa that seem to spill over into the sea; and a new dock. The view from the owner’s suite window wall focuses on the soothing hues of water and sky. The home is being offered fully furnished.

Perched Atop the Plaza

 Louise C. Beit | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Occupying the top two floors of the legendary Plaza, this light-flooded penthouse is an elegant aerie at one of the world’s most iconic addresses. Windows and an angled skylight run the entire length of the great room, which is adjoined by a kitchen with Viking and Miele appliances, and continues in one of two owner’s suites, affording an extraordinary view of the city skyline. On the upper level, a guest bedroom and the second owner’s suite open to an enviable 40-foot terrace with dazzling views.

Wine Country Hideaway

Kristie Eddy | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sonoma Brokerage

High above the scenic Rincon Valley, this 5.31-acre wine country escape includes a single-level modern farmhouse with a one-car garage, a refreshing swimming pool and spa, a freestanding studio, and a detached auxiliary two-car garage. In addition to a great room with vaulted ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace, a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast area, and an office, the main residence offers two bedrooms, one of which gazes out over the pool toward dramatic mountains and sunsets.

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Morning Glory: 4 Charming Breakfast Areas

Designed for effortless day-to-day dining, these delightful breakfast areas adjoin expertly outfitted kitchens and feature built-in banquettes, bright windows with enviable views, and distinctive styles that make them appealing morning, noon, and night.

Sutton Place Sophistication

Julianne BondMatteo Saggese | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Supremely stylish and wonderfully bright, this condominium home in the Grand Beekman features inviting living and dining rooms perfect for entertaining and three bedrooms, including a primary suite with a Juliet balcony, a dressing room, a custom-designed walk-in closet, and a marble bath with a soaking tub and a glass-enclosed shower. The kitchen boasts appliances from Viking, Sub-Zero, and Miele; a 42-bottle wine chiller; Carrara marble countertops; and a breakfast area with a large window and French doors admitting westerly light.

Houston Haven

Patricia Reed | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

This elegant new five-bedroom residence in Houston’s leafy landmark neighborhood of River Oaks offers a rare combination of Old World style, expert craftsmanship, and contemporary comforts and conveniences. The floor plan features five bedrooms, a light-filled “salon,” a formal dining room, a contemplative library, and a true chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry and a delightful breakfast area overlooking and opening to the bucolic gardens, lush lawn, and chic swimming pool and spa.

Grand Greenwich Manor

 The Select Client Team | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

On 1.1 acres on the banks of Greenwich Creek as it widens toward Indian Harbor, this distinctive 6,753-square-foot manor dates to 1936 and was recently renovated to offer new appliances, hardwood floors, and landscaping. In addition to five bedrooms, it features numerous spaces for formal and casual living and entertaining and a spacious kitchen with plentiful cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Adjoining is a window-wrapped breakfast room that gazes out toward flourishing trees and the water.

Upper East Side Elegance

Serena Boardman | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Esteemed architect Steven Harris helmed the three-year renovation of this light-flooded seven-bedroom residence, which boasts six levels accessible by elevator and windows facing all four cardinal directions. Highlights include two dens, a sunroom, an office, living and dining rooms, a wet bar, a gym, an indoor pool, a window-walled room overlooking a Japanese garden, a rooftop garden, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. A kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances gives way to a cheerful breakfast room with built-in seating and French doors opening to an idyllic terrace.

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Billionaire Dan Snyder Offering DC-Area Home for $49M

Billionaire Dan Snyder Offering DC-Area Home for $49M

Published: February 24, 2023 | By: American Luxury Staff

The East Coast mansion of NFL team owner Dan Snyder is up for sale to a buyer with $49 million. Snyder had quietly shopped the extravagant three-story riverside Chateau — which was formerly haunted by Jordanian royalty — around the stratosphere before listing it on the open market this month.

The property is enormous, occupying 9.65 acres in Potomac, Maryland, and offering 30,000 sq. ft. of interiors. A gated drive is the preamble; lush in season but tightly groomed, it winds in leisurely fashion to an enclosed motor court.

The main house dates to 2004, and is designed firmly in the French country estate style, with a stone exterior, slate mansard roof, dormers, and casement windows. The interiors begin with a bang: a foyer with a large double-sided limestone fireplace, inlaid marble floor, staircase, and upper-level balconies. Ornate double doors with center pulls open to the great room, a soaring space with more balconies, parquet floor, and an attached glassed-in porch overlooking the countryside.

The master bedroom offers similarly astonishing views through an arcing wall of oversized windows and a glass door for accessing an outdoor balcony overlooking the river. A library, lounge with long hardwood bar, gym, and media room are listed among the specialties. The property at large includes a guest house, guard house, and caretaker’s house, as well as a pool. Fifteen acres’ worth of protected land abuts the property.

Snyder’s net worth is around $5 billion, per Forbes.

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For more information, contact Michael Rankin and Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Above And Beyond: 4 Fabulous Penthouses

Perched atop buildings in desirable cities on both U.S. coasts, these four enviable penthouses afford the highest level of privacy, views, style, and amenities.

San Francisco Sophistication

Gregg Lynn | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

This sleek, chic full-floor penthouse at a prime downtown San Francisco address has a well-considered three-bedroom floor plan that accommodates both quiet private living and grand-scale entertaining. In addition to stylish interiors, it offers a rooftop deck with lush plantings, a pond, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, an alfresco theater area, a bocce court, a hot tub, and skyline views. The building is set amid the boutiques, restaurants, and cafés of Jackson Square and is minutes from the Embarcadero waterfront.

Iconic Manhattan Views

Stan PonteMatthew Fox | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Soaring above the West Village, this chic, sleek duplex offers 3,975 square feet of interior living and entertaining space along with a 1,005-square-foot private rooftop terrace with a grilling area and a fireplace. Chefs will appreciate the kitchen and its walnut cabinetry; Sub-Zero, Miele, and Wolf appliances, stainless-steel countertops, and dumbwaiter. Nearly every room—from the open-plan living and dining room to the cozy library of fourth bedroom—enjoys wonderful natural light and protected views of Manhattan’s downtown skyline.

Oceanfront Aerie Above Palm Beach

 Kourtney Pulitzer | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Impeccably renovated and filled with luxurious finishes and custom details, this three-bedroom penthouse benefits from an enviable oceanfront location. Highlights include a private elevator entrance; porcelain tile floors; an open-plan living room, dining room, and chef’s kitchen with streamlined cabinetry and Miele and Sub-Zero appliances; an owner’s suite with a limestone soaking tub and a shower; California Closets throughout; motorized shades; and three terraces.

Luxurious Light-Filled Loft

The Stein Team | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Atop a building dating to the early 20th century, this recently renovated 5,802-square-foot loft-style penthouse is a standout among the coveted residences of Tribeca. Spaces for festive entertaining and restful relaxation are plentiful and found on both floors. One of five bedrooms, the primary suite features walk-in closets and an eye-catching marble bath with a luxurious soaking tub and unique rain shower. Soaring 11-foot ceilings contribute to a serene sense of airiness throughout. Two terraces allow for enjoyment of fresh air and Midtown skyline views.

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Jim Carrey’s Longtime L.A. Compound Available for $28.9M

Jim Carrey’s Longtime L.A. Compound Available for $28.9M

Published: February 16, 2023 | By: American Luxury Staff

The Los Angeles compound that has been home to comic actor and writer Jim Carrey for decades popped up on the city’s real estate radar recently. Carrey has owned the 2-acre estate in Brentwood for about thirty years; he listed it in the first week of the month with a $28.9 million asking price.

The property’s centerpiece is a ranch house that originally went up in 1951. One would imagine that additions have been many, because it breaks into a second level on occasion, coils back on itself in a U-shape to nearly create an entirely sheltered courtyard, and constitutes one whopping great footprint. A detached guest house at a judicious remove brings the accommodations total to five bedrooms and eight baths across 12,704 sq. ft. of interiors.

Amenities include a fireplace master bedroom, a delightfully woody master bath with a fireplace and parquet floor, a theater and entertainment space with a deco-inspired wet bar, an office, and a solarium dayroom. Materials and architectural details include midcentury-style vaulted skylight ceilings, fireplaces a-plenty, and hardwood and polished brick floors.

A red brick walk and privacy wall inset with double doors provides the preamble to the property; beyond it the estate opens up majestically and unfurls across a romantic garden of lawns, mature trees, and tropical and Asian landscaping, with patios, a forested walkway, a tennis court, a stone-bordered swimming pool with a waterfall, a gazebo purposed as an outdoor billiards room, and a secluded covered sleeping platform appearing by turn.

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For more information, contact Janelle Friedman of Sotheby’s International Realty

Fall Head Over Heels For These 4 Romantic Homes

Near the coast in Florida and California and amid the rugged terrain just outside Santa Fe, these four inviting homes feature firelit spaces, secluded suites, relaxing pools and spas, and private balconies with dazzling views—all creating an ideal environment for romance.

Sophisticated Santa Fe Estancia

Britt Klein | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage

On 3.11 elevated acres to the northwest of historic downtown Santa Fe, this ranch-style estate—consisting of main residence, a guesthouse, a studio, and a climate-controlled five-car garage—exemplifies a rare blend of northern New Mexico and contemporary styles. Lofty ceilings with sturdy wood beams, warming river-rock fireplaces indoors and out, luxurious finishes and amenities—including a soaking tub with a picturesque view—and captivating mountain outlooks combine to create a uniquely enchanting ambience.

Casa de Sueños

Lisa Mastronardi | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Deftly combining Mission and Mediterranean aesthetics, this four-bedroom 1925 residence in Palm Beach and has been painstakingly renovated by an acclaimed designer. Contributing to the beguiling mood are a serene palette, luxurious baths, eye-catching woodwork, arched windows and French doors, a kitchen perfect for preparing gourmet feasts, a family room with a wet bar and a gas fireplace, and a very private yard with sunny terraces, breezy pergolas, colorful flora, a dramatic swimming pool, an outdoor fireplace, and an alfresco grilling area.

Peaceful Privacy in Beverly Hills

 Marc Noah | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

A bastion of relaxed sophistication and modern Mediterranean style, this 6,561-square-foot villa enjoys a peaceful gated location on a cul-de-sac in Beverly Hills. Highlights include extensive use of soothing organic materials, a remarkably generous owner’s suite with a sitting area beside a fireplace and two spa-like baths, a casual living area with a stone fireplace and a private balcony enjoying sparkling skyline and mountain views, a heated covered outdoor living area with a kitchen, swaths of lush lawn, and a serene pool and spa.

Award-Winning Santa Fe Style

Tara Earley | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage

On 1.57 gated park-like acres in the exclusive community of Las Campanas, this elegant 7,000-square-foot estate—a main residence and a casita—has been thoughtfully remodeled and is the recipient of multiple local design awards. Surrounded by gardens, a landscaped courtyard with a tranquil waterfall, and multiple outdoor lounging areas, it offers formal and casual living areas, a beautiful dining room, a stylish chef’s kitchen, a handsomely finished media room, extensive use of glass and river rock, and 10 warming fireplaces.

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Top Shelf: Four Homes With Enviable Closets

From East Coast to West, these homes feature impressive closets that provide a proper place for carefully curated clothing collections, providing a proper place for practically everything.

Madison Avenue Aerie

Craig GeorgeKevin B. Brown | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

In this 4,193-square-foot residence above Madison Avenue, no detail has been overlooked, from its chevron-patterned white oak floors to the Waterworks and Kallista fixtures. Highlights include a great room with a fireplace and wall of west-facing windows; an eat-in kitchen with Christopher Peacock cabinetry, a marble-topped island, and superior appliances; a library with Midtown skyline views; and a primary suite featuring a lavish bath and two walk-in closets—one with a dressing island, an array of top-tier built-ins, and windows filling the space with light.

Chic Lakefront Contemporary

Cathie Messina | Sotheby’s International Realty – Westlake Village Brokerage

On the banks of Sherwood Lake, this chic contemporary residence is a sophisticated haven with dazzling views. The heart of the home is a great room with a deck, a fireplace, a dining area, a 650-bottle wine room, and a kitchen with a breakfast area and a butler’s pantry. The upper-level owner’s suite includes a private balcony, a fireplace, a luxurious bath with a mountain vista, and two sleekly outfitted room-size walk-in closets. A private dock completes the idyllic picture.

Fashionable Flatiron Cooperative

Mara Flash BlumAshton Monroe | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Generous entertaining space, 11-foot ceilings, oversized south-facing windows with iconic views, a uniquely designed chef’s kitchen, gallery-like art walls, and an enviable balcony are hallmarks of this stylish, light-filled three-bedroom loft in one of Flatiron’s fashionable cooperative buildings, located at the crossroads of Union Square and Greenwich Village. The generous primary suite includes a spa-like bath with a soaking tub and a shower and a custom boutique-inspired walk-in closet and dressing area.

Downtown Sophistication

Gregg Lynn | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

This sleek, chic full-floor penthouse at a prime downtown San Francisco address has a well-considered floor plan that accommodates both quiet private living and grand-scale entertaining. In addition to stylish interiors, it offers a rooftop deck with lush plantings, a pond, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, an alfresco theater area, a bocce court, a hot tub, and skyline views. One of three spacious bedrooms, the primary suite includes a lounge, a fireplace, a spa-inspired bath, and opulent walk-in closet and dressing areas.

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Savannah Guthrie Seeking $7.1M for Manhattan Condo

Savannah Guthrie Seeking $7.1M for Manhattan Condo

Published: February 3, 2023 | By: American Luxury Staff

Legal newshound and NBC A.M. figurehead Savannah Guthrie listed her lower Manhattan residence for sale on the open market this winter. The condo unit, one of a baker’s dozen in a 2016-built boutique building in the gilded neighborhood of Tribeca, appeared with an asking price of $7.1 million.

The townhouse-sized building features an exterior in stacked bluestone, which gives it a suggestion of both the prehistoric and the contemporary; upper-level massing and balcony design drives home the conceit. The structure should tickle the curiosity of the architectural design hounds unfamiliar with it just as readily as it conjures the mycological memories of the experienced.

The unit is a full-floor loft with 11-foot ceilings throughout. It contains four bedrooms and four full or partial baths across 3,735 sq. ft. of interiors. The great room offers a nearly fifty-foot array of glass picture windows, and is divided from the unit’s dining room by a wall of multi-pane glass panels and sliding doors, a design element that brings a sophisticated breeziness to the living style.

The size of the unit allows for a generously proportioned master suite. The room series is a linear progression, with the bedroom transitioning to a dressing room with multiple closets, a bath, and finally a home office.

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For more information, contact Cortnee B. Glasser of Sotheby’s International Realty