Sotheby’s International Realty
30 June 2016
When it comes to desirable features for luxury living, water views are among the most coveted. If you add an idyllic location to the must-have list, these five properties offer that and much more.
From an incredible Downtown NYC Penthouse with unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty, to a spectacular Tuscan Estate in Montecito with a charming terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean, discover some of the most iconic water views on the market.
Perched high above downtown Manhattan on the uppermost floors of the Ritz Carlton Residences, you’ll find stunning views of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island awaiting you in every room. The penthouse’s centerpiece is a palatial corner living room. Here, beside the wood-burning fireplace, is a perfectly framed vista of the Hudson River stories below. On warm summer nights, step out onto the terrace for premier entertaining space. There’s no doubt your one-of-a-kind views will be the talk of the party.
As the soft afternoon light falls across the lawn of this magnificent 6.5 acre waterfront estate, you’ll lean back in a sumptuous lounge chair under the covered cabana, a cool drink in hand, and bask in a spectacular view of Sag Harbor just beyond the edge of the rolling landscape. Accessed via two private gates, this world class property gives you quiet, peaceful afternoons, an array of outdoor activities, a two-tiered infinity-edge pool and, best of all, some of the best sunsets you’ll ever see on the East Coast. It’s no mistake that this property is called Angel View.
Elegance, fine design and miraculous ocean views define this newly constructed British Colonial estate in Palm Beach. Situated on nearly 3.5 acres with 142 feet of ocean frontage, this Smith and Moore Architects-designed residence offers you not only the height of luxurious living, but postcard-ready water views. To stand on the royally appointed porch looking over the immaculately manicured landscape dotted with palm trees, the white sand beach and blue ocean beyond, is to know you’ve attained the kind of home most people can only ever dream about.
If the unparalleled elegance and sophistication of this chic La Costa Beach home aren’t enough to impress visitors, take them through the dining room to the upper beach deck. Watch as their expressions change to awe as the emerald waves curl in the surf, whispering over the sand just beneath them. This is your view from the oceanfront master bedroom as well, where a sitting room doubles as a home office with the gorgeous blue of the Pacific just outside the windows.
Montecito has rarely ever seen such a spectacular Tuscan estate such as this. It isn’t just the soaring ceilings, gracious living space or beautifully appointed amenities that make this home something special. It’s the fantastic ocean and mountain views, observed from the stone terraces. Here beneath the shade of the umbrella, with cool tiles under your feet, you can enjoy the sound of the breeze rustling the oaks and Italian cypress trees as the sun burns the haze off the blue stretch of ocean. It won’t be long before you feel as though you’ve been transported to the hilltop villages of Italy.
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