Homes With Elevated Monochrome Design Palettes

Angela Beccera – Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty  The concept of monochrome design is often misunderstood. In film and photography, the term denotes black, white, and gray, and so people may associate monochromatic color schemes with being colorless. But that’s not the case. Monochrome design is all about color—selecting a single tone, and deploying it […]

Eco Chic For Earth Day: 3 Ecologically Friendly Homes

Uniting thoughtful sustainability with stylish modern design, these homes prove that actually, it is easy being green. Elegant Alexander Valley Estate Kevin McDonald | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sonoma Brokerage Enveloped by the rolling hills of the Alexander Valley, this recently constructed three-bedroom residence and two-bedroom guest barn are thoughtfully sited on 77 pastoral acres. The outdoor living spaces include […]

Green With Envy: 4 Homes With Lush Landscaping

From a 1920s villa in Santa Barbara to one of the largest private landholdings in Greenwich, these homes are surrounded by lush landscapes that extend their interior opulence to the outdoors. Mediterranean-Style Sanctuary Joe McCorkell | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito Coast Village Road Brokerage Blending 1920s elegance with contemporary comforts and conveniences, this Mediterranean-inspired home atop a […]

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 […]

New FHSIR Associate: Melina Ryann

Melina is a seasoned real estate professional with a diverse background and a passion for Charlottesville. Since graduating from the University of Virginia in 2003 with a degree in East Asian studies, specializing in Japanese language and culture, Melina has been deeply rooted in the local community. Her journey began in property management and transitioned […]

Workin’ It: 4 Polished And Practical Home Offices

Simultaneously fabulous and functional, these quiet, contemplative home offices are private retreats designed to increase productivity and inspire new ideas. Victorian Inspiration in Sonoma Ginger Martin | Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Helena Brokerage In the prestigious Armstrong Estates neighborhood of Sonoma, just blocks from the vibrant town Plaza, this renovated 2000 Victorian-style home pays homage to architectural history with […]

Mood Board | How To Incorporate Statement Rugs Into Your Luxury Home

There’s the statement wall, where one side of the room sports a patterned wallpaper or signature paint. There’s statement furniture, which lends character and serves as a conversation starter. And of course, there’s the statement work of art that speaks volumes without saying a word. But the statement rug is unique in its function. Its […]

4 Homes That Use Green To Delightful Effect

Introduced to St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the 18th century, when the shamrock became a national symbol of Ireland, green is a soothing, refreshing hue that brings to mind rolling meadows, leafy groves, and idyllic forests. A welcome reminder of the long, warmer days ahead, it provides any home with a sense of cheer and […]

Mood Board | Homes With Lush Foliage

Gardens and green spaces can be like rooms; expansions of the home that serve as lively entertainment spaces or comfortably cloistered retreats. With gazebos set amid shady groves, orangeries overlooking quiet copses, or pavilions sporting sunny pools, there’s no end to the built features that can factor into a property’s natural environment. So with the […]

3 Blissful Bedrooms With A View

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed is practically impossible in a dreamy bedroom with a picturesque vista of city lights, mountains, vineyards, sunsets, or the sea. Classic Style, Golden Gate Views Carrie B. Goodman | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage This handsome 5,580-square-foot residence in prestigious Pacific Heights offers four levels of inviting living […]