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Fabulous Foyers: 4 Homes With Eye-Catching Entrances

From East Coast to West, these distinctive foyers welcome visitors and introduce them to their homes’ unique character and style.

Fifth Avenue Sophistication

Nikki Field | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Comprising two elegant floors overlooking Central Park, this stylish residence was recently renovated and is in impeccable condition. Its nearly 5,000-square-foot floor plan offers five bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a chef’s kitchen, a media room, and a library—all introduced by a foyer modeled after a 16th-century Venetian palazzo. It is a perfect preface to the home’s distinctive design with its striking Carrara marble floors, custom chandelier by Lindsey Adelman, Venetian plaster walls, and gracefully curving staircase.

Distinguished Greenwich Retreat

Joseph Barbieri | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

At the end of a long winding driveway, this august estate enjoys the peaceful privacy of parklike grounds with a pool and adjoining conservation land. A grand double-height foyer with a regal light fixture, stately columns, and a sweeping stairway is a fittingly elegant introduction to a floor plan that includes a billiards room, a solarium, a wood-paneled library, a kitchen and breakfast room, a butler’s pantry, a family room, a screened-in porch, seven bedrooms, a playroom and gym, and a recreation room.

Mediterranean Style in Seminole Landing

Frances Peter | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

This Mediterranean-inspired residence in the exclusive community of Seminole Landing spans some 12,470 square feet and enjoys picturesque views. Highlights include six bedrooms, a billiards room and bar, a theater, a wine room, an eat-in kitchen with a family room, a four-car garage, a screened-in patio with a built-in grill, a refreshing pool and spa, and a private dock with a lift. The grandeur begins in a foyer with inlaid stone flooring, striking arched double doors, and a graceful stairway with an ornate iron railing.

Chic Cow Hollow Oasis

Janet Feinberg Schindler | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

On a desirable block in Cow Hollow, this six-bedroom Edwardian home is replete with lovely architectural details, fine finishes, natural light, and views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, and the bay. The versatile floor plan begins with a spacious foyer featuring hardwood floors and a striking ceiling; it flows effortlessly to the formal living and dining spaces and offers access to the upper-level private quarters via a classical staircase. A colorful garden and a two-car garage are welcome extras.

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