August’s newest $10 million+ listings may be the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program’s most iconic collection of homes in recent memory. There’s a pedigreed 1917 estate in Montecito topping off at an asking price of $74 million, a record-breaking $20 million compound near St. Louis, a historic Gilded Age New Jersey mansion and an award-winning estate in Irvine nearly reaching the $50 million mark. Needless to say, there is no shortage of dream real estate in this group.
670 Hot Springs Road
The listing agents have called the Far Afield estate “a rare and extraordinary piece of art and antiquity.” One of two significant historic estates remaining in the prime Montecito Golden Quadrangle, Far Afield resides on approximately 10.5 acres. The monumental estate was built in 1917 and designed by Francis T. Underhill, the architect behind the historic Montecito Biltmore Hotel. A 15-year restoration project completed in 2015 brought the residence back to its original glory while also modernizing it for contemporary lifestyles. Hand-crafted custom details throughout using 17th and 18th century reclaimed building materials speak to the time and tremendous cost investment involved in a project of this stature. French Oak parquet floor patterns were custom hand-cut and imported from historic chateaus. A curated collection of Dutch, Italian and Spanish antique tiles are attentively integrated throughout the estates interior and exterior. The elegance of the seven-bedroom and 14-bath villa’s architecture and finishes is enhanced by unparalleled and completely updated infrastructure, including a structural and mechanical engineering overhaul rivaling the modern hotel resorts of today. Far Afield is a legacy estate for the ages impossible to replicate today.
979 Red Mountain Road
A rare Red Mountain offering on an acre lot makes its debut with panoramic views of Aspen Mountain and beyond. The impressive, contemporary structure of steel and stone is framed in floor-to-ceiling glass to maximize light and views throughout the home. A dream for entertaining, the main level includes a great room with towering ceilings that opens to the expansive pool & spa with a new saltwater system, outdoor kitchen and sprawling lawn space. Seven bedroom suites were planned to create privacy and luxury for family and guests alike. Many of the home’s amenities lie on the lower level, where a bar and lounge, wine room, flex gym and spa, as well as a custom theater await. Incorporating elements of water, light, and air, and working to incorporate the natural landscape into the design, acclaimed West Coast architects Aidlin Darling Design have created a modern masterpiece in the mountains.
Listed by Carrie Wells of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse
17749 Collins Ave Unit TS39
Sunny Isles Beach, FL.
If crystal-clear ocean views set atop a five-star building are your idea of luxury, then look no further than this full-floor tower suite at the very exclusive and private Mansions at Aqualina in Sunny Isles, Florida. Spanning over 9,200 square feet, this mansion-in-the-sky impresses with four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. Details such as stunning marble and wood floors, floor-to-ceiling high-impact windows, a full bar, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, and an outdoor summer kitchen with a barbecue elevate it beyond the ordinary. Other perks include four terraces, a private pool/jacuzzi, and 360-degree views of the Ocean, Intracoastal and Miami’s skyline. The Tower Suite includes a private covered garage for two cars. In addition, the tower itself offers a doorman, 24-hour security, movie theater, oceanfront exercise room, wine and cigar lounge, beach service, game room, soccer field, room service and more.
Listed by Sandra Debuire of Coldwell Banker Realty, Miami Beach
460 Bernardsville Rd
Mendham Boro, NJ.
The historic New Jersey setting and gated ambiance of this legacy mansion designed by Beer & Coleman recall the opulent lifestyle of the Gilded Age. Exquisite details impress throughout. Perfect for multiple generations of family, the residence offers eight separate bedrooms, where everyone can have privacy. The floorplan has been thoughtfully planned for today’s living while combining the character and elegance of yesteryear. A superb kitchen provides a comfortable gathering place with the top-of-the-line accouterments that every chef desires. A banquet-size dining room, touched with a marble fireplace surround and Venetian plaster ceiling, balances formality and scale. A conservatory plus an office with custom finishes complete the main floor. On the second floor, double accommodations exist for the luxurious primary bedroom suite. Entertainment rooms include a spa, exercise room, billiards room, theater, pub and wine cellar. Beyond, beautifully landscaped grounds entice with terraces, a covered seating area, pool, pool house, greenhouse and fountains — a magical location for outdoor entertaining.
Listed by Flor de Maria Thomas of Coldwell Banker Realty in Mendham
7 Hillside Court
This one-of-a-kind English County estate compound recently earned headlines for its record-setting asking price for the region. Set on over 20 acres (with up to 130 available) in Wentzville — about 40 miles west of St. Louis, the landmark property “feels worlds away but is within easy proximity to St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Spirit of St. Louis Business Aviation Center,” notes co-listing agent Saundra Pogrelis. Offering over 20,000 square feet, the main residence embraces a “Luxury Meant to be Lived In” ideal suited for multiple generations of families with plenty of room for all. A wonderland-like atmosphere awaits with stables, sports field, playground, Ferris wheel, event/sports venue, raised bed gardens and a resort-worthy pool with racing slides, swim up bar, lazy river, waterfall covered grotto, dive board, and zero-edge entry. Back inside the interiors, there’s seven bedrooms, 10 full baths, three half baths and a full range of custom additions such as a private chapel, a two-story study/library and an unbelievable lower level complete with bowling lanes, bar, theatre, dance floor, conference room, dual changing rooms/showers for the pool. Perfect for endless fun.
76 Golden Eagle
An art piece unto itself, this sumptuous Irvine estate is one of the most magnificent offerings in Southern California, set behind double gates on an approximate 37,810 square foot parcel. Designed by renowned architect David Hohmann and built by Fari International with recent expansion and upgrades by Tony Valentine Construction, the elevator-served museum-like interiors measure nearly 13,000 square feet, defined by quality sourced materials and interior furnishings by Ebanista. The home’s craftsmanship belies its age, offering a timeless ambiance rarely seen today. Details, such as embellished with tile by Concept Studios, Venetian Stoneworks slabs, Edgar Berebi hardware, ornate millwork, and custom ceiling murals by Andrew Tedesco Studio, all speak to its enduring sophistication. Accommodations include seven bedrooms, nine-and-three-half bathrooms, the “best home cinema” as globally awarded by CEDIA in 2020, a boardroom for ten with teleconferencing AV system, billiards and a poker room with wet bar, an 1,000+ bottle wine room, gym, massage room, wet and dry saunas, air-conditioned six-car garage, and a subterranean tunnel that leads to one of two lower-level guest en suites.
Listed by Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Realty in Newport Beach
2900 Paradise Drive
It seems like everyone is looking for a home that has transportive qualities these days — an escape where you can feel like you are in your own private world. This secluded waterfront oasis in Northern California’s breathtaking coastal community of Tiburon delivers just that kind of experience from the very moment you enter its gates. Set just 19 miles north of San Francisco, the oasis-like property envelopes you in approximately 8.5 magical acres set along 1,000 feet of San Francisco Bay waterfront. According to listing agent Darlene Hanley, the estate is “one of the largest properties of its kind on the bay.” The centerpiece of the property is a main residence of over 12,000 square feet. Multiple buildings comprise the property, making it a true compound, including a pool house, a caretaker’s house, a beach house, a pier, a sandy beach, a provisional helicopter site and more. The lush, gated grounds make it unseen from the road, affording the utmost privacy. Tranquil bay views and passing watercraft are included.
3475 Gulf Of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL.
One word: beachfront. That’s all you need to know about this architectural masterpiece by renowned Sarasota architect Mark Sultana set on 151 feet of powder white sand on the coveted south end of Longboat Key. Offering over 7,000 square feet of fresh coastal style, this designer’s paradise is packed with amenities for a five-star lifestyle on the water: a motor court, 6-car garage plus golf cart/kayak/paddleboard storage and travertine decks overlooking a large pool/spa, outdoor kitchen and the tranquil gulf waters. Co-listing agent Tamara Cashi further paints the picture: “A private powder white sand walkway leads you to your stage for the most amazing sunsets on the West Coast of Florida.” Lavish attention to detail throughout sets the stage for walls of glass that showcase a front-row seat to explosive blue skies and even bluer waters of the Gulf of Mexico. An entertainer’s dream, the residence is equipped with a wet bar in the center of the living areas, a separate ice maker, refrigerated walk-in wine cellar and a bright gourmet kitchen featuring Wolf/ Sub Zero appliances, refrigerator drawers and dual dishwashers. Other standouts include an extraordinary main floor master suite and office, four private bedroom suites with balconies and views, a large game room, a fitness room and a completely private and custom-designed home theater. An extensive high tech Crestor light/sound system throughout and an elevator make the home complete.
3227 Hunts Point Road
Hunts Point, WA.
An authentic mid-century modern jewel box blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living in idyllic Washington’s Hunts Point. Nestled comfortably on a remarkable street on a water-shy acre, the property offers 89 feet of coveted west-facing Lake Washington waterfront and is richly appointed with meticulously manicured and groomed gardens designed by Jim Sander of Sander Groves, surrounded by rolling green lawn leading to the waters edge and protected year-round moorage for all your water toys. Extensively re-imagined by noted interior designer Cindy Mennella to showcase your art and treasures, the home is tailor-made for the avid collector. the residence brings together three bedrooms in approximately Over 3,680 square feet of space joins entertaining and living in masterful form as three bedrooms impress, including a magnificent main floor primary suite that opens to the pool and spa. A circular motor court arrives at a private gated entry with artistic Steve Jensen gates, providing a “wow” from the very first moment of your experience with this home.
30 Hui E Rd
Searching for a slice of paradise? Your house hunt just might come to an end once you feast your eyes on this dreamy contemporary island residence on Maui’s western side. Breathtakingly elevated on a spectacular lava point, the six-bedroom estate “offers the best of oceanfront living without compromising privacy,” according to listing agent Dano Sayles. Exquisitely furnished and decorated, the home has approximately 6,707 square feet of turnkey space, ready for immediate enjoyment. Designed as a resort-like oasis, the main home is defined by four impressive bedroom suites, each with a refrigerator and bar area, along with a flexible room containing a hidden Murphy bed. The glass-enclosed great room completely opens to an expansive oceanfront outdoor lanai. The heated infinity-edge saline pool and a 10-person spa invite relaxation day or night. Meanwhile, the one-bedroom attached ohana with separate access captivates with a tranquil garden setting. Located just minutes from the Kapalua and Kaanapali resorts, this property allows you to get away from it all while offering close access to world-class amenities.
Listed by Dano Sayles of Coldwell Banker Island Properties