Guiding Light: 4 Homes Filled With Natural Light

Plentiful windows, striking skylights, and walls of glass maximize natural light in these bright, beautiful homes, making the most of their singular settings.

Bright, Inviting Wine Country Getaway

Gina Clyde | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sonoma Brokerage

On 5.5 acres adjoining the land surrounding picturesque Haraszthy Falls, this 2,596-square-foot wine country getaway is suffused with lovely light and sophisticated farmhouse-inspired style. Highlights include three serene bedrooms; a great room with soaring 24-foot ceilings; a well-equipped gourmet kitchen; and wide-plank white oak flooring, disappearing glass walls, and smart home technology throughout. The generous grounds offer a refreshing swimming pool along with space for horses or expansion. The location is minutes from the Sonoma Plaza and as well as vineyards and wineries.

Light-Filled Santa Fe Contemporary

Ricky AllenCathy GriffithTara Earley  | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage

This contemporary gem on an elevated 1.27-acre perch in the Sangre de Cristo foothills enjoys some of the most breathtaking views in the Santa Fe area. Both stylish and comfortable, the home’s effortless 3,070-square-foot floor plan includes three restful bedrooms, three baths and luxurious open living and entertaining spaces with abundant windows and glass walls admitting floods of glorious light. Motorized blinds and shades are among the numerous modern amenities.

Contemporary Coastal Chic

Ellen Valentgas | Sotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage

On the verge of a private sandy beach on Nantucket Sound, this delightful 4,254 coastal oasis is awash in the seaside’s rarefied glow and basks in sweeping water views thanks to plentiful windows and a wall of glass spanning its entire length. Adding to the appreciation of the outdoors are a spacious deck, a balcony, and an alluring gunite pool. The 1.56-acre property also features a freestanding garage and a charming two-bedroom guest cottage.

Lofty Tribeca Penthouse

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

This rare penthouse loft in atop a late-19th-century Tribeca condominium building features open living and entertaining areas with original prewar details—including exposed brick and wood beams—three bedrooms and baths, and an enviable 1,100-square-foot terrace with views of the neighborhood skyline and the Hudson River. Southern and western exposures, dramatic skylights, and more than 20 wood-framed windows help create a chic collection of light-filled spaces. Among the many modern luxuries are central air conditioning, a Sonos sound system, radiant-heated floors, and Nest thermostats.

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