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“Privacy, privacy, privacy,” is what $48 million will get you on Montauk Point.⠀

That and a five-bedroom, four-bathroom home on the beach and almost 36 acres of land, which owner Eli Wilner has been enjoying for more than 25 years.⠀

“I didn’t know I was a nature lover until I moved here,” he told Mansion Global. Mr. Wilner, bought the property with his wife, Barbara, in the early 1990s for $620,000. “They were asking $700,000, but we negotiated,” added Mr. Wilner, who owns Eli Wilner & Company, a New York City-based firm specializing in restoring and replicating antique frames.⠀

At the time, the property didn’t have a building permit, much less a building, and no one wanted to take a risk on it. But Mr. Wilner thought they might just “bring a tent out there.”⠀

As it turns out, a tent city wasn’t necessary. The permits came through and the couple moved into the house a few years after buying the land. Architect Frank Hollenbeck designed the home, which has a blue-tiled roof inspired by a Chinese tea house, according to the listing.⠀

The 7,000-square-foot modern home has three levels, with a wraparound terrace for 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. Sunsets and sunrises were part of the design, and the orientation of the building allows for watching both. The home also has huge windows to frame the views and let the light in.

Head east out of Bigfork, a charming and artsy Montana town in the heart of Big Sky Country, drive past the crystal lakes and mountain peaks of the Seeley-Swan Valley, and you’ll find yourself at the northern bank of Swan Lake, the smaller (and less crowded) sister of Flathead Lake, a popular summertime spot.⠀

There, on the banks of Flathead Lake, Sentinel Pine estate rolls out the welcome mat in a grand fashion, as only a palatial Montana estate like this one can do.⠀

The fact that this place is up for grabs is a novelty, said listing agent Patrick Hanes of @glaciersir. “Not since the purchase of Sentinel Pine in 1942 has a property of this size, quality, and location been offered,” he said. “It is not an overstatement to say that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” #ListingOfTheDay

Set up high at the end of a small peninsula, sandwiched between Paradise Bay and Super Paradise Beach, with views across the stunningly blue Aegean sea, you may as well be on your own private island, said Natalie Leontaraki, of @sothebysrealtygreece about this property.⠀

This is one of the reasons celebrities and royal families, with their children, bodyguards and nannies in tow, love to holiday on the “Chateau estate,” made up of four buildings, 17 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. #ListingOfTheDay

Award-winning architect Joseph Esherick designed the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Cannery near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. He also designed many private homes in the Bay Area.⠀

“The ideal kind of building is one you don’t see,” Mr. Esherick liked to say, according to his 1998 obituary in The New York Times. His designs were meant to blend into their surroundings and not shout his name as their architect.⠀

Tucked quietly into a Sausalito hillside, this classic mid-century modern home by Esherick certainly fits into his blend-right-in design aesthetic.⠀

The circa 1951 house is very private, with wide-angle views of San Francisco Bay from many of the rooms.⠀

“There are no real rooftops in the way,” said Deborah Fletcher of @goldengatesir. “Everywhere you look, it’s either into the garden areas and brick patios or out to the mountains and the bay.”⠀

“You’re in your own little world because there is nobody on either side of you,” she said. #ListingOfTheDay

The Edwardian gem known as Ruhamah has only had four owners since it was built in 1903.⠀

The original owner of Ruhamah (a biblical word for “love”) was Irish-born biscuit and confectionery magnate Thomas Morrow, who started Arnott’s Biscuits, one of the main snack brands in Australia. Morrow lived in the house for 39 years at the beginning of the 20th century.⠀

It is one of the largest landholdings on Brisbane’s sought-after, tree-lined enclave of Hamilton Hill, said Julie Vines of @qldsothebysrealty.⠀

“This property is unique in its size of land and as a standalone grand Queenslander, its appeal lies in its location and its heritage,” said Ms. Vines.⠀

Its current owners, who have lived in the home for 26 years, have carefully restored and maintained the house. To ensure quality and consistency throughout, they employed the same plumber, electrician, painter and gardener for their entire tenure, who would happily continue with the next owners, according to the listing.⠀

In line with its Edwardian lineage, Ruhamah has extensive period features, including high pressed-metal ceilings, extravagant chandeliers, classic timber French doors and windows, and polished hardwood floors.⠀

The renovated house has expansive spaces for entertaining, including a chef’s kitchen, two formal dining rooms and two living rooms.⠀

The country kitchen features a “large marble island bench, a large butler’s pantry, gas hob and electric ovens,” Ms. Vines said. ⠀

Outdoors, the park-like grounds feature established gardens, sprawling verandas, lush plantings, topiaries, and manicured hedges to create a sense of seclusion and privacy. #ListingOfTheDay

The children who shuffled to the new Redwood District School in 1914 could never have imagined the same room they scribbled their notes, played jacks and sat for tests would one day become the living room of a home that exemplifies the very best of rustic and modern living. ⠀

After servicing the Napa school community for 18 years, the school closed and remained abandoned for years, before an attorney bought the property in 1941 and converted the school (with extensive renovations) into the perfect Napa abode.⠀

Constructed with magnificent, golden rhyolite stone by Swiss-Italian stonemasons, the home retains the school’s stone archway and large windows, juxtaposed with tasteful, minimalist features added by the property’s attentive, subsequent owners. Throughout its century-long existence, the chic dwelling has become inextricably linked to not only the local Napa history, but also the picturesque land on which it rests.⠀

“This historical property provides a private, quiet setting in the Napa countryside,” listing agent Chuck Sawday of @pacificunionrealestate said. “Mother Nature has provided an abundance of giant trees and lush gardens for all that is the Napa Valley lifestyle.” #ListingOfTheDay

This estate on Bellevue Hill in Sydney is ideal for sporty types, with its floodlit tennis court and swimming pool. But if chilling out is more your thing, it also has plenty of sun-drenched terraces where you can relax with a drink in hand.⠀

In an elevated spot that provides sweeping views across Sydney Harbour, Belhaven is on one of the area’s most coveted parcels of land. The harbour and its steel arch bridge, as well as Bondi Beach with its golden sand, can be seen from the property’s three floors and roof terrace.⠀

Dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the property has been designed in Federation style, which is similar to the Queen Anne and Edwardian styles of the U.K. High ceilings, well-proportioned rooms and hardwood flooring feature throughout.⠀

With informal and formal living spaces, ranging from elegant reception rooms to outdoor terraces, the property is “made for entertaining,” said Michele Bender, who has owned the estate with her husband, Stephen Johns, for 15 years. “It’s a family house that doubles as a sophisticated entertaining haven.” #ListingOfTheDay⠀


Simply touring this estate and its three contiguous residences set atop a one-and-a-half-acre knoll in Encino, California, might be enough to make a person burst into song.⠀

Owners Jim and Jodi Simon built the Spanish Revival style main house, guesthouse and staff quarters in 2014. They enlisted local architect John Andrews to fulfill their vision of marrying modern luxuries to the romance of the Golden Age of Hollywood.⠀

“He is known to integrate modern elements into old world design,” Mr. Simon said of Mr. Andrews. “This included open spaces and synergies between rooms that didn’t exist in yesteryear, such as kitchens interplaying with living rooms while still maintaining period integrity.”⠀

All rooms, from the elegant 6,000-square-foot main house to the cozy 3,000-square-foot guesthouse, open to intimate outdoor living areas, which is the quintessential expression of the California lifestyle.⠀

Panoramic vistas are visible throughout the home by way of oversized windows and folding walls of glass. Toward the southwest, the rolling hills evoke a Tuscan countryside, and to the northeast, the city views pop against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains.⠀

Potential buyers include “everyone from CEOs to famous musicians,” Mr. Simon said. “It has the kind of signature compound feel that checks off all the boxes for the discerning buyer who loves the area." #ListingOfTheDay

The North has Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, slightly-off-the-coast islands known just as much for their summer beach offerings as their quaint Americana charm. In the south, there’s Kiawah Island. Located 21 miles off Charleston, Kiawah has sweeping, white sand beaches, lush wildlife-packed trails for hiking and biking, and golf—lots of it. There are five championship golf courses on an island no bigger than 13 square miles.⠀

It’s the perfect location for a summer house, and on Kiawah Island, they’re mostly all sprawling. Like this one, a Mediterranean-inspired build “situated on 125 feet of Kiawah Island’s private beach,” said listing agent Tricia Flanagan of @kiawahislandrealestate. “This home boasts never-ending Atlantic Ocean views from almost every vantage point.”⠀

Inside, expect the ultimate in luxury, Tuscan-style. The home “incorporates open spaces that flow seamlessly from inside and out, from the covered lanai surrounded by tropical landscaping on the ground floor to the open-air loggia on the main level and the private balconies from the upstairs bedrooms,” Ms. Flanagan said. The materials and architectural detailing demonstrate the home’s elegance: rich walnut and Jerusalem gold stone flooring, arched entries and alcoves, beamed and coffered ceilings, Venetian plaster accents, and hand-hewn wrought iron. #ListingOfTheDay

The owners of an extra-wide townhouse on East 81st Street were happily raising their children in the city, but space was becoming a problem. The house had become a neighborhood hangout for their children’s friends, and a warm chaos was always vibrating off the walls.⠀

“It was a real family house,” said listing agent Leighton Candler, “the place where all the kids wanted to go hang out after school. And the owners liked it like that.”⠀

And yet they assumed a move out of the city was inevitable in order to give their children and guests access to things like a pool, a game room, and space to run around. But their reluctance to go paid off when the house directly behind theirs, located on 80th Street, went on the market. They snatched it up and quickly went to work transforming it into the guesthouse of their dreams, which now features five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, along with a game room, a ballet/yoga studio, a fitness room, an atrium, and two rooftop terraces. There’s also a pool in its backyard. ⠀

The big, close-knit family was able to get the weekend-in-the-country lifestyle right in the city. “But without the traffic,” Ms. Candler said. Running back and forth between the two historic 19th-century townhouses and the 74-foot two-tiered garden, the almost 10,000-square-foot compound could easily make you forget you’re in the most densely populated city in the U.S. #ListingOfTheDay

Recently on the cover of @archdigest and described as a “brilliant beach house.” A one-of-a-kind, 1.25 acre gated Laguna Beach compound with two residences and pool pavilion. A modern architecture masterpiece with vistas of the ocean and islands. Absolute privacy. Walk to scenic beaches. Visit⠀

Paid for by @rob_giem / @compass

From their couch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the classic hacienda in Pasadena seemed to have it all: historic charm, an interesting backstory, California cool, and a big 1950s swimming pool to boot. But Richard Whobrey and John Tanner soon discovered that the online listing only painted part of the picture.⠀

“We fell in love with the idea of the house,” Mr. Whobrey said. “But when we had it inspected, we discovered that the house had not really been touched in 60 years.”⠀

The plumbing in the bathrooms didn’t work, all of the electrical wiring needed to be replaced and updated, and there was no heat nor air-conditioning.⠀

The 1949 house was built and owned by Franklin Otis Booth Jr., philanthropist and great-grandson of Gen. Harrison Gray Otis, founder of the Los Angeles Times.⠀

Soon after closing on their new home in 2014, Mr. Whobrey and Mr. Tanner began a complete restoration and renovation.⠀

“We loved the look of the house,” Mr. Whobrey said. “We wanted to restore the parts of the house we loved and then get modern technology into it.” They rescued everything they could, he said, including the original steel and leaded-glass windows and patio doors.⠀

They reproduced the solid Douglas fir interior doors and oak library cabinets, repaired and replaced the poplar wood paneling throughout the house, and replated and rewired the original iron light fixtures.⠀

They estimate their renovation costs as $500,000 to $600,000.⠀

Their broker, Brent Chang, has nothing but praise for their beautifully done, historic restoration.⠀

“The original house is very recognizable,” said Mr. Chang of Compass. “It’s a true Pasadena hacienda-style home.” #ListingOfTheDay

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