In coveted locales from Santa Fe to San Francisco, these four estates are perfect for the long, lovely days of summer, effortlessly blending outdoor spaces with easy access to indoor comforts and conveniences.
Incomparable Escape in Pacific Heights
Neill Bassi | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
Near the Presidio in prestigious Pacific Heights, this light-filled six-bedroom home is stylish, welcoming, and impressively scaled. It features a chef’s kitchen; formal and casual spaces for living, dining, and entertaining; a study, hobby room, or recreation room; garaging for three cars; a gym; a wine cellar; and a versatile pentroom. Outdoor living is easy, with decks and a rooftop terrace offering iconic vistas and a backyard oasis providing a patio, a fireplace, a pool, and a spa.
Palm Springs Paradise
Ryan Cummings, John Moore | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage
In the highly desirable gated community of Parc Andreas, this sleek, chic modern smart home was designed for enjoyment of the quintessential Palm Beach lifestyle. Walls of glass in two of the three bedrooms and the great room—which features a striking contemporary gas fireplace, a home theater projection screen, a cook’s kitchen with a Calacatta marble island and superior appliances—open to a lanai with a fire pit and an alluringly lush backyard with citrus trees and a dazzling saltwater swimming pool and spa.
Stunning Style in Santa Fe
Nancy Lehrer | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage
Minutes outside Santa Fe in the exclusive community of Las Campanas, this striking contemporary residence captures majestic mountain views. Highlights include an eye-catching chef’s kitchen with walk-in pantry, a media room, a library, an owner’s suite with access to an alfresco hot tub, two luxurious guest suites, and a three-car garage with a large workshop. A great room opens through 18-foot glass panels to an outdoor sitting area with a fire pit, two water features, and unobstructed vistas.
Walter Bering | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty
This impeccably remodeled midcentury modern residence is tucked amid tall trees in Houston. The public spaces—formal living and dining rooms, a welcoming family room, and a streamlined chef’s kitchen—have an ideal flow for entertaining. Nearly an entire side of the home is composed of glass, giving way to extensive deck and terrace space. Beyond, nearly two verdant acres unfurl. A lighted private boardwalk meanders through the property to a shady sitting area with a fire pit and the picturesque Buffalo Bayou.