Cooking With Color: 5 Homes With Colorful Kitchen Cabinetry

Like a shower of fresh herbs that enlivens almost any dish, the colorful kitchen cabinets in these five homes—from East Coast to West—really spice up their spaces.

Chic Houston Aerie

Carlo Chiocchio | Sotheby’s International Realty – Houston Brokerage

High above Houston on the 18th floor of a coveted high-rise, this stylish condominium home enjoys sweeping vistas of downtown and the River Oaks neighborhood. It offers three bedrooms; two balconies; a chic open living and dining room with a fireplace, a wet bar, and walls of glass; and a streamlined kitchen with an island, top-caliber stainless-steel appliances, and sleek, striking red cabinetry. Ownership affords three parking spaces and a storage unit.

Inspiring Upper East Side Townhouse

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

On a tree-lined Upper East Side street, this four-level townhouse has long been the home of a renowned designer lauded by Architectural Digest. Combining elegant period detail with striking patterns and textures, it features four bedrooms, a living room and a library with wood-burning fireplaces, a dining room opening to a serene bamboo garden, an array of modern amenities and conveniences, and a bright eat-in kitchen with superior appliances and uniquely vibrant custom cabinetry.

A Gem in Carmel

Laurel Jaques | Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Brokerage

restaurants—this Mediterranean-inspired estate is a gated garden oasis comprising a 2,973-square-foot home and a separate guesthouse, both thoroughly renovated. Highlights of the main residence include four bedrooms, three and one-half baths, dazzling ocean views, generous outdoor living spaces, and a kitchen with cabinetry that echoes the surrounding greenery.

Peaceful Living in Pacific Palisades

Robert Radcliffe | Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage

On a quiet tree-lined street near the beach, hiking trails, and the shops and restaurants of the Palisades Village, this Craftsman-style home has been creatively re-imagined. It offers five bedrooms, a versatile space ideal for an office or recreation room, a family room, and a chef’s kitchen with a granite-topped island, stainless-steel ovens and a range from Wolf, a walk-in pantry, a breakfast area, and cabinets in a soothing blue hue. French doors open to a sunny deck and the lush green backyard.

Colorful Santa Fe Getaway

Neil Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 326 Grant Avenue Brokerage

Three covered outdoor spaces and an airy open-concept floor plan create the consummate Santa Fe living experience at this custom-built 2,783-square-foot Pueblo-style residence. Lovingly maintained, it features classic Southwestern architectural details, three bedrooms—including a primary suite in its own wing—a generous living area with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves, and an impeccably outfitted kitchen with an island, quartz countertops, a cozy breakfast area, and eye-catching cabinetry in a turquoise tone perfectly fitting for this storied Western locale.

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Bucks’ Joe Ingles Looking to Part With Salt Lake City Home for $3.5M

Bucks’ Joe Ingles Looking to Part With Salt Lake City Home for $3.5M

Published: September 1, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff

NBA player Joe Ingles is the seller of this stone-accented, shingle-clad Cape Cod-style in Salt Lake City. The Milwaukee Bucks forward put the property up for sale toward the end of August. He’s asking $3.5 million for the 6,040 square-footer, which sits near the border of Emigration Canyon.

The six-bedroom, six-bath house sits on a .47-acre lot, which is primarily occupied by a sweeping gradient of lawn — although there is a full court in the property layout as well, and a pergola-capped patio for warm weather relaxation. Interior spaces include a step-down living room with a fireplace and semi-gloss wide-plank hardwood, and a combination kitchen and family room with a fireplace.

Vaulted or semi-vaulted ceilings, recessed fixtures, and French doors opening onto a back deck are additional features of the home’s interiors. The lower level has been converted into an independent secondary living space with a second kitchen, three bedrooms and three baths.More infoFor more information, contact Thomas Wright and Erin Eldredge of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Home Court Advantage: 4 Homes With Private Tennis Courts

Accompanying impressive estates in alluring locations from West Coast to East are lively tennis courts that will win everyone over—game, set, and match.

Paramount Ranch Estate

Christine Costello | Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage

In exclusive gated Paramount Ranch Estates, this impressive equestrian estate occupies more than 10 lush acres and offers every necessity for the horse lover. The 5,488-square-foot residence at the heart of it all is has a fluid, effortless floor plan and walls of glass that overlook and open to an outdoor oasis: a covered porch, a patio area with a fire pit, an inviting pool, a vine-draped grilling and dining pergola, a pool house, and a private tennis court.

Equestrian Escape

Steve Archino | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Comprising more than 36 rolling acres, this equestrian estate is a one-of-a-kind getaway just minutes from downtown Greenwich. It features a five-bedroom cedar-shingled main residence with a swimming pool, a stone patio, and multiple terraces and balconies; an additional 4,200-square-foot home with its own pool; a two-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse; 17th-century stone walls; two ponds; a lively stream; and a tennis court set beside a mature fruit orchard.

Montecito Magic

“The Olivers” Christine and Fal Oliver | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

In a prime private location in the heart of Montecito, this handsome 6,168-square-foot contemporary home has floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that blur the lines between the chic interiors and the magnificently lush outdoors. The grounds boast a sparkling pool and spa, a pool house with a sauna, a climbing structure, tree swings, a putting green, an outdoor shower, and a tennis court. Enveloping it all are oaks, olive trees, a rock-lined stream, a bamboo “meditation forest,” a fruit orchard, and a rose garden.

Peaceful Hideaway in the Hamptons

Beate V. Moore | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

Amid 4.6 acres of mature greenery and colorful flora, this 4,792-square-foot charmer features a well-equipped eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, and an elegant living room. Among the five bedrooms, the primary suite includes an office that opens to a pool and spa surrounded by a handsome stone terrace and a pool house with kitchenette and a full bath. The property also includes grassy meadows, a basketball court, a freestanding three-car garage, a studio, and a Har-Tru tennis court with a viewing pavilion.

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Home Away From Home: 4 Rentals For The End Of Summer

From a California compound to a chic East Coast beach house, these four properties are perfect places to celebrate what Thoreau called “the glistening autumnal side of summer.”

Magnificent Malibu Compound

Shen Schulz | Sotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage

Steps from Broad Beach, this majestic compound is one of the most luxurious properties in Malibu. It offers open-concept living areas opening to decks for effortless entertaining, a chef’s kitchen, a theater, a circular primary suite with retractable doors giving way to a sundeck, three guest suites, and every imaginable amenity. The grounds are a veritable resort, featuring a stunning pool and spa with two waterfalls and a bridge, a pool house with a wet bar and a steamshower, and a tennis court.

Secluded East Hampton Oasis

Zacheriah Dayton and Ethan Dayton | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

On the verge of Three Mile Harbor, this peaceful three-bedroom hideaway enjoys water views from nearly every room. Its chic interiors include a living room with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and a wall of glass; a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, marble countertops, and a butcher-block island; a spacious dining area; and an upper-level primary suite with a balcony, a jetted tub, a shower, and heated floors. Just outside is a wraparound ipe deck with an outdoor shower. A 116-acre preserve and Sammy’s beach are nearby.

Sunset Plaza Serenity

Angela Roessel | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

An easy open flow and sophisticated style are the hallmarks of this five-bedroom compound on a quiet cul-de-sac in a premier Lower Sunset Plaza location. It features living, family, and dining rooms as well as a chef’s kitchen, all opening through walls of glass to the private backyard, which offers a refreshing pool and spa, a striking grilling area, a pergola, a covered living area, and a dining terrace. The restaurants and shops of Sunset Plaza are within walking distance.

Enchanting Hamptons Hideaway

Beate V. Moore | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

Filled with glorious natural light, this quintessential beach house sits on the banks of Noyac Bay. Boasting the chic minimalist style for which the Hamptons are known, it features wide-plank hardwood floors, skylights, an open-plan great room that includes a well-appointed kitchen, three bedrooms, two baths, a secluded deck gazing out toward the waves, a small waterfront terrace, and views that stretch to Shelter Island. The delights of Sag Harbor Village are minutes away.

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An Accent On Style: 5 Homes With Eye-Catching Accent Walls

Whether they use bold colors, intriguing textures, or striking wallpaper, accent walls easily infuse a home with style and create a focal point for attention or art.

Fabulous Florida Contemporary

Patricia Mahaney & JB Edwards | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Nearly every space of this lofty six-bedroom contemporary residence in Palm Beach Gardens is exceptionally appointed. Both the living room and the family room have floor-to-ceiling windows, the streamlined kitchen is sure to please any cook, the theater is perfectly outfitted for an at-home cinematic experience, and the sophisticated dining room boasts wine storage, dazzling light fixtures, and a striking accent wall. A verandah with an outdoor kitchen, the pool and spa, and the terrace overlook the eighth hole of the Old Palm Golf Club.

Pacific Heights Hideaway

Carrie B. Goodman | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

Creatively re-imagined by one of San Francisco’s premier designers, this five-bedroom Pacific Heights home has an open floor plan perfect for effortless living and entertaining. The main level features a chef’s kitchen with a Calacatta marble island, a five-burner gas cooktop, a built-in espresso machine, and a wine chiller; an enviable deck with built-in gas grill and sink; a butler’s pantry with a warming drawer and a dishwasher; formal living and dining areas; and a spacious, discreet powder room with mesmerizing floral wallpaper.

Picturesque Modern Oasis in Houston

William Finnorn | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

This chic residence in Houston’s inner loop blends sophisticated contemporary style with Tudor inspiration. Highlights include a living room with soaring beamed ceilings and a marble fireplace, a sleek kitchen with superior appliances and a quartzite island, a study, a formal dining room, four bedroom suites, an upper-level family room, and walls of windows that reveal a dazzling pool accompanied by a patio with an outdoor kitchen. Richly hued accent walls in various rooms create ideal spaces to display art.

Colorful San Francisco Sanctuary

Wendy Storch | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

Edwardian architecture and vibrant modern panache combine in this cheerful two-bedroom home in a desirable location on San Francisco’s popular Fillmore Street. Among the numerous stylistic details are hardwood flooring, crown moldings, marble mosaics, handsome woodwork, arched windows, and in the living room, a gray accent wall that adds a pop of saturated color and beckons for art or other decorative pieces. Residents enjoy use of a shared rear garden and deck.

Charming Inspiration in Studio City

Michael J. Okun | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sherman Oaks Brokerage

Classic Cape Cod inspiration arrives as an iconic Southern California location in this charming Studio City residence. Spaces throughout are ideal for festive entertaining and tranquil private moments, from a living room with a stalwart gray fireplace as its centerpiece and a formal dining room with a stunning accent wall to four peaceful bedrooms. Sliding glass doors open to a four-season patio and a backyard with a built-in spa, a verdant lawn,and mountain views. The property also includes a detached studio.

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High And Mighty: 4 Homes With Dramatic Ceilings

From a Mediterranean manor on the water to a mountain-view contemporary in the high desert of Santa Fe, these homes feature ceilings that create spaces with eye-catching details and a touch of drama.

Majestic Mediterranean

Keith Vanderlaan & Michael Massraf | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Perched on 110 feet of water frontage, this four-bedroom villa is a bastion of modern Mediterranean grandeur. It begins with a dramatic foyer that gives way to a “grand room” with a fireplace, a wet bar, water views, and a magnificent coffered ceiling. Other highlights include a club room, a library, a gym, a chef’s kitchen, a wine tasting room, inviting terraces, an alfresco dining room, a covered patio with a grill and bar, a pool and infinity spa, and a private dock.

Indoor-Outdoor Enjoyment in Texas

Lupita Padilla & Anne Cummins | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Unique and captivating, this five-bedroom residence is well suited for stylish day-to-day living and festive entertaining, with game and media rooms, a climate-controlled wine room, a pool with a waterfall spa and two fire bowls, and a breezy verandah with an outdoor kitchen. Extravagant wall and ceiling treatments add visual interest throughout, from a stunning groin-vaulted brick ceiling with a glossy black lacquer in the dining room to a study with thoughtful built-ins and a transfixing blue ceiling coffers.

Greenwich Grandeur

Steve Archino & MaryAnn Grabel | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

In the coveted Round Hill area of Greenwich, this gated estate includes a meticulously renovated six-bedroom residence with an indoor swimming pool, an elegant granite terrace surrounding an outdoor a pool and spa, a pool house with a bath, a putting green, and lush gardens and grounds that afford room for a tennis court. Among the distinctive architectural details are a coffered ceiling in the formal dining room and an eye-catching hammered-copper ceiling topping the handsome media and billiards room.

Santa Fe Contemporary

Team Lehrer & Earley | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 318 Grant Avenue Brokerage

Enjoying views of the Jack Nicklaus–designed Sunrise Course and two mountain ranges, this contemporary smart home exemplifies new Southwestern sophistication. Its boasts an open floor plan ideal for entertaining, three bedroom suites, a media room, an office, a chef’s kitchen, and a three-car garage. In the great room, which sits beneath a striking beamed ceiling, retractable glass doors open to a covered patio with a gas fireplace and a courtyard with a built-in gas grill and a traditional kiva fireplace.

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Jeff Bezos’ Parents Splurge $74M on Pair of Homes in Florida

Jeff Bezos’ Parents Splurge $74M on Pair of Homes in Florida

Published: August 9, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff

The parents of Amazon honcho Jeff Bezos recently shelled out a cool $74 million for a just-add-water compound in South Florida. Jacklyn and Miguel Bezos, the mother and step-father of Jeff Bezos, set their sights on a pair of 21st-century Tuscan-inspired villas in Coral Gables. According to news reports, the individual properties sold for $34 million and $40 million.

One of the two houses is a Tuscan-inspired villa on 2.12 acres; it contains six bedrooms and eight baths across 8,713 sq. ft. of interiors. If research informs correctly, the second of the two homes sits on a cul-de-sac lot of 1.89 acres, and features modern-inspired interiors; it contains six bedrooms and seven baths.

Bezos is said to have helped foot the bill for the homes. Not terribly surprising; the past five years have seen the Amazon kingpin in heavyweight acquisition mode, putting together an estate in Washington, D.C., for nearly $30 million, spending about $120 million for a compound in the sky in Manhattan, and dropping over $250 million in Beverly Hills. Capping such a flamboyant run is his most recent purchase: an estate in Hawaii, which Bezos closed on for $78 million late last year.

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A one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of the Blue Ridge foothills!

9331 Old Turnpike Road Afton, Virginia 22920
A one-of-a-kind setting with stunning vistas in the heart of the Blue Ridge foothills!

Fox Horn Farm is the quintessential Virginia homestead, lovingly restored and maintained. The views are captured from every room in the house.

Inside features include 200-year-old maple banisters, original pine floors, built-in walnut cabinetry, historic doors and hardware, and a den with built-in cabinetry brought in and sourced dating back to the 1700s.

Modern updates have been made in all the right places including a cozy gourmet kitchen with a Wolf range and center island, an owner’s suite addition with vaulted ceilings, a laundry/mudroom with a soapstone sink, and counters, and a new pool house with a second kitchen.

48 acres can be divided and is not under easement. Mostly pasture with a stream running through it. Outbuildings include an indoor riding arena and a hay barn.

Listed by: Ann Hay Hardy and Frank Hardy of Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty.