Sotheby’s International Realty
16 June 2016
Colonial-style homes hold a special place in our country’s heart. Defined by symmetrical designs, steep roofs and central chimneys, Colonial-style homes are an American icon. Explore six charming colonial-style properties, from an exquisite Hamptons waterfront state to the historic 1780 William Marston House in Cape Cod, that showcase the beauty of this architectural style.
Here is an unrivaled opportunity to own a superb waterfront property in prestigious Dering Harbor. Offering panoramic views alongside a unique historic pedigree, this exquisite four acre estate boasts a fully appointed guest cottage in addition to the understated elegance of the main property. Through the French doors you’ll find stunning wide-plank floors, spacious living and formal dining rooms and a recently renovated kitchen with designer appliances. In the evening, head out to the classic New England deck overlooking the bay for truly unparalleled sunsets.
Venture to Eastside Sonoma, where Greek soul and colonial spirit meet in this resplendent Colonial Revival mansion, a Heritage Home in the Sonoma Plaza Historic District. Built in the mid-1800’s, this home offers its owners a rare opportunity to create a family compound or an unrivaled development of distinguished estates. One of Sonoma’s largest parcels within the city limits, the lands are alive with expansive gardens and century-old cypress trees. Its proximity to Sonoma Plaza (just one block away) makes this a home for the discerning lover of history and wine country.
You’ll find this meticulously maintained classic residence on El Brillo Way, one of the most desirable streets in Palm Beach. That’s fitting, because this secluded four bedroom perfectly embodies what makes Palm Beach great. There is a seamless flow between opulent indoor space and lush outdoor space, a sun-filled family room, a romantic loggia overlooking the pool and cozy outdoor dining areas. As if that weren’t enough, this incredible home is completed by a full house generator, two-car garage and an elevator.
Modern meets traditional behind the gates of this sophisticated compound in Carlton Woods. With its back to the 16th green of Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and nearly 500 feet of frontage, this is a property of doubtless privacy and security. The home itself is the pinnacle of luxury, with Venetian plaster walls, a limestone floored entry, granite counters, two-story study and much more. Enjoy summer out on the large deck and patio, or better yet, in the tranquil pool and spa.
This fabulous, newly constructed house may just represent the very best of what Greenwich has to offer. Set on nearly two acres of pristine landscaping close to town, this six bedroom Colonial has an incredible sense of flow, sweeping you through the halls and generous rooms to the expansive outdoor terrace overlooking the secluded lawn. Each of its four levels is beautifully finished, though the fully appointed, sun-filled kitchen with adjacent breakfast room and covered porch is especially impressive.
The William Marston House, built around 1780, exemplifies the very best in Georgian elegance and Cape Cod ambiance. In its 4,592-square foot, five bedroom main residence you’ll find historical elements blended discretely with 21st century luxury. Every detail in this majestic home has been authentically restored and maintained, from the antique floors to the period hardwood in the doors. Go to the windows overlooking Mill Pond and enjoy a view that has stood tall and proud for more than two centuries.
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