In these five homes, firelit spaces, secluded bedroom suites, relaxing spas, and private balconies or terraces with picture-perfect views create an ambience just right for Valentine's day.
New York, New York | Serena Boardman, Maria Bazo, Eileen Angelo, & Julie B. Hascoe | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Occupying the seventh floor of one of the Upper East Side’s most desirable white-glove cooperatives, this chic, generously proportioned five-bedroom residence faces Museum Mile and is awash in light from four directions. Highlights include a living room with soaring ceilings and windows facing Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a library, a formal dining room, and a primary bedroom with a luxurious marble bath—all with woodburning fireplaces.
Modern Meets Mediterranean
Encino, California | Kevin Pane, Sotheby’s International Realty – Encino Brokerage
This gated estate in Royal Hills combines sleek modern style with Mediterranean-inspired Old World details, including columns and antique doors. Of its four bedrooms, three could be considered primary bedrooms, and each features a warming fireplace, a luxurious bath, and a balcony. An outdoor kitchen and lounging area with a daybed accompany swaths of lush green lawn, and a collection of unique covered and open-air patio spaces overlooks the distinctive infinity-edge pool and spa, beyond which the lights of the downtown skyline sparkle.
Charming Palm Beach Cottage
Palm Beach, Florida | Lisa and John Cregan, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
Beneath tall, leafy trees on a one-way cul-de-sac, this charming 1920s cottage is filled with Florida’s singular light and the verdant glow from lush surrounding flora. It offers an inviting living room, a streamlined kitchen, a delightful loggia, two serene bedrooms, and a one-bedroom guest cottage overlooking the colorful gardens. It enjoys access to a neighborhood beach and is a short walk via the Lake Trail from the restaurants and shops of Worth Avenue and the Royal Poinciana Plaza.
Wine Country Escape
Cloverdale, California | Sheri Morgensen, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
This 3,350-square-foot retreat is perched on 36 acres atop a quiet ridgeline in an exclusive gated community. Its sunlight-flooded living room boasts a wall of windows offering an iconic view over the hills and valleys of Northern California’s wine country. Each of the three bedrooms gazes out into the treetops. In addition to an alluring swimming pool, spa, and terrace, the home offers a multilevel deck that allows for romantic meals alfresco or nights spent stargazing.
Stylish Southwestern Sanctuary
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Katherine Blagden & Jackson Blagden, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown Brokerage
On a hill above the historic Santa Fe Plaza, this charming adobe home has an open floor plan filled with elegant spaces, including living and dining areas with tall ceilings and Southwestern elements, from hand-cut flagstone floors and lighted art nichos to colorful tile and cozy kiva fireplaces. Its garden terrace and enviable rooftop deck are perfect perches for enjoying views of sunsets, the city skyline, and twinkling night lights. The location is ideal, just steps from downtown and legendary Canyon Road.
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