World Series Champion Ryan Zimmerman Lists Virginia Home for $8.5M

Former Washington Nationals stalwart Ryan Zimmerman—who played 16 seasons with the team—listed his secluded oasis in Virginia for sale on the open market recently. The retired MLB first baseman is asking $8.5 million for the six-bedroom, nine-bath estate, which sits on a bucolic 5-acre parcel in Great Falls.

With its hipped roofline, stone accents and board and batten shutters, the house appears to suggest a bit of French provincial; its setting, a green expanse of lawn, landscaping and mature trees, makes the ideal context for the 13,232 sq. ft. home. In back, where the home’s indoor living spaces give way to a natural stone patio and pool area, a water wheel is used to enhance the French countryside feel.

Inside, the home is similarly affecting. Beamed ceilings finished in plank, warm off-white paint, plank and herringbone-pattern floors, a stone fireplace accent wall, and plentiful glass are among the details; tips of the hat to tradition include panoramic wall covering in the dining room, and a breakfast alcove with a window seat.

For more information, contact Wetherly Barker Hemeon and Karen Barker of TTR Sothebys International Realty

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Emma Stone Offering Malibu Perch for $4.3M

Emma Stone Offering Malibu Perch for $4.3M

Published: May 21, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff

In the final weeks of last year, actress Emma Stone completed a residential real estate sale in New York. The closing brought to an end a process that had started in 2018, but it registered as a loss for Stone, who was in for $2.4 million in 2016 and out in 2021 for $2.25 million.

Hoping for a better turnout this time, Stone has turned to the other coast, and put the single-level 1958-built traditional she purchased in 2015 up for sale. She’s asking $4.295 million for the 1,764 sq. ft. home, which sits on a large lot on a bluff overlooking the ocean.

Surely 3.15 acres in Malibu will sell this property. The space is occupied by decades-old red brick walkways and superb landscaping, and culminates at the edge of the incline with a brick firepit overlook.

The three-bedroom home’s interiors are rather different from the interiors of Stone’s previous Los Angeles-area home. That house, a 3,900 square-footer in Beverly Hills which the actress sold last year for its asking price — $3.9 million — was dressed up in full kitsch regalia, or close to it.

Here, the emphasis is on a meditative brightness, and stark white dominates the interiors to keep the photons bouncing about; bringing in additional natural light is a series of skylights throughout the house, with the shared living area outfitted with around half a dozen for an especially sun-drenched living style.

The bedrooms, too, are flooded with sunlight when Apollo’s in ascendancy and the heavens are amenable; corner glass and modern series clerestories grace the master.

Stone’s upcoming projects include Poor Things, with Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, and Mark Ruffalo. A Cruella sequel may also be in the cards. More info For more information, contact Eric Lavey of Sotheby’s International Realty

Home Away From Home: 5 Enchanting Summer Rentals

From a Cape Cod cottage to a villa with a view of the Pacific, these six properties prove that a retreating to a summer rental can be as luxurious and stylish as staying home.

Idyllic Amagansett Escape

Beth Felsen | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Amid 1.7 acres of greenery, this Amagansett home is a dreamy getaway near local farm stands and beaches. With its distinctive silhouette, the six-bedroom residence exudes contemporary style, and its sleek spaces include fluid living and dining rooms, an office, and a chic kitchen with an island and a banquette. Natural light is ever present thanks to numerous windows. The main floor opens through sliding glass doors to a sunken patio, a rolling lawn, and an alluring swimming pool.

Ocean-View Retreat

Frank Abatemarco | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage 

Replete with resort-caliber amenities, this spectacular five-bedroom Mediterranean-inspired estate enjoys a perfect perch overlooking the mighty Pacific. The 6,776-square-foot residence features two primary suites, a screening room with top-tier audiovisual equipment, a Peloton-equipped gym, a lounge and billiards room with a bar, and an expertly outfitted chef’s kitchen. The multiple outdoor living spaces include a covered patio with a wide-screen SunBriteTV and a fireplace as well as an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven.

Chic Hamptons Haven

Dana Trotter | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

Lofty and filled with light, this midcentury modern farmhouse is a peaceful haven just minutes form East Hampton Village. Designed by architect Robert Rosenberg and carefully renovated, it features four restful bedrooms and an inviting open living and dining room with French doors opening to a deck that overlooks swaths of emerald lawn and a refreshing swimming pool encircled by mature trees.

Greenwich Getaway

Helene Barre & Fran Ehrlich | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Designed and constructed by a premier Greenwich builder as his private residence, this majestic home on the banks of Rockwood Lake has a welcoming floor plan featuring a living room with a stunning stone fireplace, a formal dining room, a cook’s kitchen, a game room, and an indoor pool and sauna. Oversized windows throughout admit glorious light and afford views of relaxing terraces, lush lawn, tall trees, and sunsets over the lake.

Cape Cod Charmer

Pamela Mullin | Sotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage

Minutes from the conveniences of downtown Falmouth and the ferry, this charming coastal cottage offers three bedrooms, refreshing air conditioning, a living room with wide windows and a warming stone fireplace, a delightful kitchen, and a dining area with sliding doors opening to a brick patio, the wide ocean-facing lawn, and a private 95-foot sandy beach beyond. Views from nearly every vantage point encompass Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Sound.

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MLB Star Cody Bellinger’s Airpark Home in Arizona Flies Off the Market at $3.5M

MLB Star Cody Bellinger’s Airpark Home in Arizona Flies Off the Market at $3.5M

Published: May 10, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff

Pro baseball player Cody Bellinger both pitched a sale and rounded for home in the past few months. The MLB outfielder and Dodgers’ first baseman set his sights on a Scottsdale home late last year, and closed on it in December for $4.25 million. A listing for his existing residence in the Grand Canyon State followed in short order; in the middle of February, the suburban mixed architectural in Chandler went up for sale at $3.999 million and was gone again within weeks. The final sale price was $3.525 million.

The Scottsdale property offers four bedrooms across 5,679 sq. ft. of interiors as well as an airpark lifestyle. The home in Chandler is located in an appealing suburban area and features a towering covered double-door entry, a transitional living area with a fireplace and kitchen out back, and interiors that blend details as diverse as barn doors, a hardwood coffered ceiling, tile in various patterns, modern lines, backlit built-ins, and floors that mix stone tile and plank.

Pocketing glass opens the back of the home to the backyard living area from at least three rooms. A pool with water jets and a companion spa dominates the outdoor R&R HQ.

More info For more information, contact Jennifer Bellinger of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.


495 Rosemont Drive // Charlottesville, Virginia

We are in the midst of Spring in Charlottesville and it doesn’t get much better (or greener) than this! It is the perfect time of year to move into a new home. We have rounded up five listings that would each be a dream to move into this spring or summer, and have included one stunning parcel (that won’t last long) on which you could build your dream home. Even if you’re not currently in the market for a new home, these beauties are worth a look!

495 Rosemont Drive // Charlottesville, Virginia // Contact: Murdoch Matheson or Connor Murray, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134

The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathroom, 4,627 square feet, 5 acres

Features we love: This classic Georgian home was designed by William E. Poole and adapted from the historic Boothe House in Alexandria, VA. There are too many unique architectural details to count from the detailed entry, brick coined corners, water table, limestone sills, classic trim, copper gutters, a Hendricks tile roof, a Haddenstone fountain accenting the circular driveway, a hexagonal domed ceiling in the first floor primary suite, to wide open arched doorways. The master bath and kitchen were renovated in 2018, giving you the perfect balance of classic architecture with modern amenities. A slate and brick raised veranda and gazebo adds to the enjoyment of this stunning 5 acre property and surrounding scenery.

1310 Blue Ridge Road // Charlottesville, Virginia // Contact: Murdoch Matheson or Yates McCallum, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439 or 434.296.0134

The details: 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bathroom, 2,839 square feet, 1.3 acres

Features we love: This classic Meadowbrook Hills home was built in 1939 and was one of the first homes on Blue Ridge Road. The current owners have completed extensive remodels and expansions of both the home and landscaping. A brick courtyard entrance welcomes visitors to the foyer. The indoor/outdoor flow of the formal dining room and a cozy living room with wood burning fireplace make this an ideal home for gathering and entertaining. Inviting gardens provide a variety of blooms in every season.

5057 Headquarters Lane // Crozet, Virginia // Contact: Contact: Ann Hay Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134

The details: 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 partial bathroom, 5 acres

Features we love: This historic estate set on 5 acres was once a tavern in Browns Cove. It is ripe with architectural features including brick flemish bond, 9 over 9 window lites, intricate cornices, original heart pine flooring, and much original hardware. With 10 foot ceilings and 4 fireplaces this property will be an architectural historian’s dream come true. Don’t miss this unique and spectacular property!

Springdale – 0 Springdale Drive // Keswick, Virginia // Contact: Ann Hay Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134

The details: 23.02 acres

Features we love: This idyllic, pastorale 23 acre home-site set in the heart of Keswick, won’t last long. Set among gently rolling hills, it is only minutes to Downtown Charlottesville and directly across from Keswick Hall. It is already sited for home and septic so if you are looking for the perfect land to build your dream home, this is it!

Horseshoe Hill – 4545 Louisa Road // Keswick, Virginia // Contact: Ann Hay Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134

The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, dream kitchen, 42 acres

Features we love: We can’t believe this turnkey classic farmhouse on 42 gorgeous acres hasn’t been snatched up yet. Do not miss it! A complete renovation in 2018 turned this classic home into a sophisticated and luxurious retreat, with every amenity you can imagine … from a dream kitchen, to an oversized laundry room, a gorgeous pool and a tennis/pickleball court. This stunning property in the heart of Keswick offers great indoor and outdoor living, and provides sweeping pastoral and mountain views.

Nautical Nature: 5 Homes With Sea-Inspired Design

Harald Grant & Bruce Grant – Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

Nautical aesthetics permit you to pamper yourself with an oceanside retreat and not even have to pack a bag — or live near the ocean, for that matter. You can bring coastal inspiration to any space and recreate the tranquility of the salt-scented wind and open water at home through design. 

Here are five instances of how this can be done through the use of colors, furniture and materials, fabric and textures, accents and accessories, and architecture. 

Blue Hues and Faded Favorites

Weathered by the waves and bleached by the sun, it’s no wonder that nautical-themed spaces tend to have a relatively pale palette. Lighter shades of blue and green suit this look, along with plenty of white, and soft tan earth tones that are reminiscent of sand, wood, and stones. To enliven the space, pale pinks — and other colors that you could picture shimmering beneath the surface as you cruise past a coral reef — are always an excellent option.

Lauren Greer and Sean Stanfield – Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

When opting for a bolder color, blue is the obvious choice — something strong and bright that signifies the ocean, as seen in this luxury California beach house. Fully furnished, the property showcases all the essentials of the nautical style across its seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, amenity-enriched rooftop terrace, and oceanfront veranda.

Driftwood, Seagrass, and Stone

Creating a nautical ambiance requires natural materials. Feature pieces made with rattan and wicker, or furniture built from reclaimed wood, can all add to the look and feel of a room. So can more original materials such as rope, glass, and bamboo. Weathered surfaces and sinuous lines can create the subtle suggestion of wind and waves.

Jonathan Spears – Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty

In this private, four-level boutique home situated directly on the border between Florida’s Inlet Beach and Camp Helen State Park, the naturalness of nautical design is on full display. Statement pieces that captured the sun-soaked, sand-blasted beauty of living by the sea are complemented by the surfaces on the floors and double-height ceilings.

Bohemian Meets Breton Stripes

When it comes to fabric and upholstery, lined patterns immediately leave a nautical impression, whether they’re the broad bands of a chunky-knit beach blanket or the iconic Breton stripe made famous by the French navy under Napoleon. The coastal aesthetic of thickly-woven textures, natural fibers, and vacation-worthy comfort also lends itself well to more bohemian prints that add visual flair to otherwise minimalist spaces.

Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty

The use of textiles to capture the spirit of seaside living can be seen in this unique up-island estate in Massachusetts. Situated on a picturesque hilltop with panoramic views of Squibnocket Beach and the Vineyard Sound, this home has the feel of a summer cottage but the luxuries of a palace: four bedrooms, five-star amenities, an expansive lap pool, and a two-bedroom private guest house swathed in the pristine greenery of the East Coast.

Connect to The Sea Through Art

How can the maritime spirit be portrayed through objects and accents? Blown glass, with its curves and sheen, can subtly convey water. But beyond that, there’s no shortage of statement pieces that infuse a space with nautical vibes, from ocean-inspired art or wallpaper to a framed vintage map. Flowers and plants also make lovely additions, whether live or dried.

Mimi Magarelli – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

The dining room in this exceptional mansion provides an example of how you can embrace the ocean through inspired interior design choices. At first glance, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this six-bedroom masterpiece for a classic Hamptons getaway, but it’s actually located in the Premium Point enclave of New York — in fact, Manhattan is so close that the skyline can be seen from the nearby marina.

Pay Attention to Space and Scale

Any home can be converted into a seaside-inspired retreat, but there are certain built elements that can elevate this aesthetic. Cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, thatched roofing for outdoor structures, or round windows evocative of a ship’s portholes are some examples of how a home’s architecture can enhance the nautical milieu. But even if a home lacks these details, any space with large windows and plenty of natural light can be outfitted with a quintessential nautical look.

Jane White and Laurence White – Childers Sotheby’s International Realty

The cathedral ceilings on this scenic Curtis Point property, along with other architectural details such as cupola roofs and the charming weathervane, lend themselves well to the nautical style. And with an oceanside pool — along with proprietary lifts to lower your boat to and from the adjacent canal — the home takes seaside living to the next level.

Your next nautical escape can take place in the comfort of your own home by embracing coastal aesthetics. With the right design and décor, a favorite chair can transform into a seaside deck, a favorite room into a restful voyage, spiriting you away to a soothing physical and mental space of relaxation, inspiration, and calm.

Craving more creative inspiration? Check out these five amazing homes created by some of the world’s most renowned architects.

The Lush Life: Homes Surrounded By Beautiful Greenery

From a modernist masterpiece in Southern California to historic compound in the Hamptons, these homes are surrounded by lush green spaces that extend their interior luxury to the outdoors.

Sophisticated San Francisco Victorian

San Francisco, California | Josh McAdamSotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

On a stately block in the quiet, convenient Jordan Park neighborhood, this impressive Victorian residence features five bedrooms, a wine cellar, and wonderfully scaled living and entertaining spaces filled with light, color, and lovely period details. The lush backyard includes a lounging pergola and a built-in grilling area, while the front yard introduces the delightful vintage aesthetic with meticulously manicured hedges, trees, and flowers as well as a parterre whose bright green hue is echoed in many rooms of the home.

Studio City’s Secret Garden

Studio City, California | Michael J. OkunSotheby’s International Realty – Sherman Oaks Brokerage

In Woodbridge Park, one of L.A.’s most desirable neighborhoods, this enchanting four-bedroom home is nestled amid vast professionally designed gardens threaded with stone paths. Designed for relaxed living and entertaining, the interiors exude casual elegance with their soothing neutral hues and plentiful natural light. French doors give way to the grounds and their swaths of green lawn, towering flowering vines, a swimming pool enveloped with colorful flowers, and fruit trees. Along the perimeter, tall green hedges create consummate privacy.

History Meets Modernity in Water Mill

Water Mill, New York | Doreen AtkinsSotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

South of the highway and steps from Mecox Bay, this spectacular estate combines history with modern sophistication. The eight-bedroom main residence shares its setting with a landmark home that was built by one of the Hamptons’ founding families and is widely regarded as the oldest home in Water Mill. The landscaped 1.56-acre grounds include a heated gunite pool, a pool house, and a striking terrace where flourishing grass surrounds Turkish limestone and extends off toward the surrounding acres of reserve land.

Tanglewood Tradition

Houston, Texas | Patti GarrisonMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

One of Houston’s most bucolic areas and one of its most exclusive and coveted neighborhoods, Tanglewood is the leafy locale for this stately five-bedroom, residence. Its 9,187-square-foot interiors—which include a gallery, a study, a game room, a media room, and an elevator—exemplify enduring style and impressive attention to detail. Centered amid stretches of impeccably maintained green lawn, the home is shaded by a canopy of the majestic oak trees for which Tanglewood is widely admired.

The Lewis-Loughrey Estate

Encino, California | Kevin Pane & Laura ShawSotheby’s International Realty – Encino Brokerage

Distinctive in nearly every way, this unparalleled modernist home designed by the renowned Donald G. Park is composed of three dodecagons offering 6,811 square feet of unique, light-flooded living space—including six bedrooms and baths. The compound is perched on an Encino hilltop that affords an enviable, inspiring view and is accompanied by a patio perfect for lounging, a refreshing pool, a relaxing spa, lush lawns, mature hedges, and eye-catching cypress trees.

Billionaire Thomas Sandell Asking $70M for Gianni Versace’s Former Manhattan Townhouse

Billionaire Thomas Sandell Asking $70M for Gianni Versace’s Former Manhattan Townhouse

Published: May 3, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff

The grand Manhattan townhouse that was once Gianni Versace’s New York residence is for sale. The property surfaced on the open market this spring, and is being sold by former hedge fund manager Thomas Sandell. The asking price is $70 million.

The building, which is situated a hop, skip and jump from Central Park, dates to 1901. It features a limestone exterior with neoclassical architecture. Inside the house, an unusually layered and intense opulence is established from the entrance gallery — with decorative marble half-columns and a water feature — and rarely lets up as one moves deeper into it. In the entry to another floor, details include red and black marble columns and pedestals, a marble staircase with treads covered in leopard-print carpet, and an inlaid floor with meandros — a motif that pops up elsewhere in the home, most notably in the tub alcove in the master bath — and multi-colored marble tiles.

Other surprises uncovered on a pictorial tour of the 35-foot-wide townhouse include a Moroccan-themed lounge with a dramatic roof lantern, a living room with an ornate frescoed ceiling, a billiards room with red slag glass sconces and porthole windows, and a formal dining room with a French-style marble fireplace surround and matching sconces and chandelier.

Outdoor spaces on the property include a rooftop deck with a gazebo, and a garden level landscaped patio with a water feature.

Sandell’s net worth is north of $1 billion.More infoFor more information, contact Nikki Field and Amanda Jordan of Sotheby’s International Realty

Janet Jackson’s Longtime Manhattan Condo Lands on the Market for $9M

Janet Jackson’s Longtime Manhattan Condo Lands on the Market for $9M

Published: April 28, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff

The longtime Manhattan residence of pop musician and royal family member Janet Jackson popped up on the open market this spring with an asking price of $8.995 million. The condo is located in One Central Park West, a building in Lincoln Square, across the street from Central Park. The property is located on a mid-level floor of the building.

The unit’s master suite gets a large portion of the condo’s 2,094 sq. ft., with three closets and a double-vanity bath. The living style is simple and elegant, with an entrance gallery presenting a formal introduction and a breakfast bar overlooking the park and 5th Ave. representative of one of the unit’s primary charms: location.

The condo’s L-shaped main living area is bordered in oversized glass panels; both dining and living areas take full advantage of the building’s views, while the kitchen is a discrete space, accessible through butler’s doors from two positions. Much of the residence is floored in mid-toned oak plank, with hardwood getting a better showing in the reading room—a converted bedroom—where a floor-to-ceiling bank of built-in shelving and cabinetry occupies much of one wall. The property contains three bedrooms and four baths in all.

Amenities at One Central Park West include a gym, a spa, and a business center.

Jackson has sold over 100 million records. Her career didn’t start with a bang, however; her first two albums failed to crack the top 50 of the Billboard 200 chart. At that point, she decided to take control of creative decisions and started writing or co-writing her own songs. Every subsequent album was a chart-topper, save a couple, which peaked at no. 2. The first of those hit albums is, of course, 1986’s Control.More infoFor more information, contact Juliette R. Janssens of Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Making A Splash: 5 Homes With Soothing Water Features

Whether classical or colorfully modern, a fountain brings the serene sounds of water to any estate. Each of these five homes—from the Connecticut to California—uses a fountain to turn an outdoor area into an oasis that is both eye-catching and calming.

California Meets Bali

Shelton WilderSotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage

Just blocks from the beach in the Santa Monica Canyon, this secluded 4,706-square-foot four-bedroom masterwork is replete with Balinese architectural inspiration. Limestone walls, Indonesian coral, leather, terrazzo, and abundant use of richly hued teak contribute to its unique ambience. The rooftop deck is an enviable getaway, while a mature sycamore tree stands stalwart over the home, its glorious courtyard gardens, and a dazzling outdoor water feature.

Modern Mediterranean Elegance in Houston

Kellie GeitnerMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

Stately Mediterranean style pervades this 9,985-square-foot residence in Houston. Perfect for effortless day-to-day living and entertaining, it features a study, a formal dining room with a temperature-controlled wine room, a media and game room, a family room with 24-foot ceilings, a chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, and six bedrooms, including two primary suites. The backyard is a lush oasis with a breezy loggia, a summer kitchen, multiple patios, fire pits, and an alluring heated pool and spa with a waterfall and whimsical colorful lighting.

Redwood Valley Villa

Kevin McDonaldSotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – Sonoma Brokerage

On 20 acres with valley and vineyard vistas and groves of olive trees, this light-filled Tuscan-inspired villa features a multi-level floor plan with three bedrooms and open, inviting living and entertaining spaces. A one-bedroom guest suite is tucked above the two-car garage. The enviable setting encourages outdoor living, and the home obliges with multiple alfresco spaces, including a stone terrace with a breathtaking view and a classical fountain.

Greenwich Garden Sanctuary

Mary-Stuart Freydberg & Mary JonesSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

At the heart of 2.7 lush acres, this renovated five-bedroom Colonial is filled with light and elegant spaces: formal living and dining rooms, a chef’s kitchen, a gym, a playroom, and a family room opening to a deck that overlooks the magnificent backyard. The home’s park-like property features expanses of lawn, stately stone walls, a bridge leading to a path that winds through the woods, and a sparkling private pond with a dramatic fountain.

Riveting Contemporary in River Oaks

Walter BeringMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

This striking 5,297-square-foot contemporary home in the rarefied wooded environs of River Oaks offers a wealth of stylish, lofty spaces. A foyer with a sculptural staircase flows to the formal living room, the dining area, and a kitchen with an island, a wet bar, and a breakfast nook. Beyond are a family room and a library with floor-to-ceiling windows, bookshelves, and a reading loft. Covered outdoor sitting areas on two levels overlook the luxurious backyard, which includes an oversized pool with a captivating waterfall.

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