From a modernist masterpiece in Southern California to historic compound in the Hamptons, these homes are surrounded by lush green spaces that extend their interior luxury to the outdoors.
Sophisticated San Francisco Victorian
San Francisco, California | Josh McAdam, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
On a stately block in the quiet, convenient Jordan Park neighborhood, this impressive Victorian residence features five bedrooms, a wine cellar, and wonderfully scaled living and entertaining spaces filled with light, color, and lovely period details. The lush backyard includes a lounging pergola and a built-in grilling area, while the front yard introduces the delightful vintage aesthetic with meticulously manicured hedges, trees, and flowers as well as a parterre whose bright green hue is echoed in many rooms of the home.
Studio City’s Secret Garden
Studio City, California | Michael J. Okun, Sotheby’s International Realty – Sherman Oaks Brokerage
In Woodbridge Park, one of L.A.’s most desirable neighborhoods, this enchanting four-bedroom home is nestled amid vast professionally designed gardens threaded with stone paths. Designed for relaxed living and entertaining, the interiors exude casual elegance with their soothing neutral hues and plentiful natural light. French doors give way to the grounds and their swaths of green lawn, towering flowering vines, a swimming pool enveloped with colorful flowers, and fruit trees. Along the perimeter, tall green hedges create consummate privacy.
History Meets Modernity in Water Mill
Water Mill, New York | Doreen Atkins, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage
South of the highway and steps from Mecox Bay, this spectacular estate combines history with modern sophistication. The eight-bedroom main residence shares its setting with a landmark home that was built by one of the Hamptons’ founding families and is widely regarded as the oldest home in Water Mill. The landscaped 1.56-acre grounds include a heated gunite pool, a pool house, and a striking terrace where flourishing grass surrounds Turkish limestone and extends off toward the surrounding acres of reserve land.
One of Houston’s most bucolic areas and one of its most exclusive and coveted neighborhoods, Tanglewood is the leafy locale for this stately five-bedroom, residence. Its 9,187-square-foot interiors—which include a gallery, a study, a game room, a media room, and an elevator—exemplify enduring style and impressive attention to detail. Centered amid stretches of impeccably maintained green lawn, the home is shaded by a canopy of the majestic oak trees for which Tanglewood is widely admired.
The Lewis-Loughrey Estate
Distinctive in nearly every way, this unparalleled modernist home designed by the renowned Donald G. Park is composed of three dodecagons offering 6,811 square feet of unique, light-flooded living space—including six bedrooms and baths. The compound is perched on an Encino hilltop that affords an enviable, inspiring view and is accompanied by a patio perfect for lounging, a refreshing pool, a relaxing spa, lush lawns, mature hedges, and eye-catching cypress trees.