You can have the best of both worlds – a bustling urban lifestyle with the serenity of an ocean breeze – at these five to-die-for listings on the coast. (But it’ll cost you.)
Warning: Serious real estate envy ahead. If you’re among those who dream of a pied-à-terre in the city and a relaxing oceanview escape, here’s your chance to have it all in a pretty perfect package. These on-the-market listings from San Francisco to Miami come equipped with five-star features like libraries, wine cellars, celeb-worthy closets, and stunning architectural details. Step inside paradise. We dare you to leave.
Tudor Treat, San Francisco, CA
Perched on the north slope of Russian Hill, this six-bedroom, Tudor Revival mansion enjoys views of the San Francisco Bay in addition to city landmarks like Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz Island, and Aquatic Park. Built in 1928, the four-story home retains much of its period detail, from the Gothic-style stone archway entrance to the library’s leaded glass windows and wood-burning fireplace. It might be difficult to decide whether to gaze first at the stunning details or the stunning view; either way, that’s a problem we wouldn’t mind having. For more information, contact Mark Allan Levinson at 415-215-6750, email@example.com or Debi DiCello at 415-269-7797, Debi.DiCello@SothebysHomes.com.
Sunny Disposition, Miami, FL
We’ll spend all day outdoors at this gorgeous Miami dwelling, which comes with heavenly skyline views, an infinity edge pool, and walls of palm trees and tropical flora. *Insert umbrella drink here.* If you’re not sold yet (what!?), the interiors feature a large dining area with a chef’s kitchen and a spacious master suite with his and hers dressing rooms. For more information, contact Mirce Curkoski at 786-395-2139.
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Sky-High Stunner, New York City
Lest we not forget that Manhattan is an island, and a glorious one at that. Imagine waking up to views of the glittering skyline and the Hudson River from your 428-square-foot bedroom. This luxurious high-rise penthouse is perched on the southern end of the city, with a 47-foot terrace, four bedrooms, and an expansive living room. For more information, contact Lindsey Stokes at 212-498-9309.
Harbor Dream, Boston, MA
Watch the boats sail in and out of Boston Harbor from nearly every room in this gorgeous waterfront townhome. The renovated three-bedroom retreat features an open floor plan, chef’s kitchen, two private decks, and two wood-burning fireplaces sure to come in handy during those chilly New England winters. For more information, contact Lesley Smith at 781-405-2991.
Puget Sound Paradise, Seattle, WA
Take a tour of Seattle from the comfort of your luxurious, 4,500-square-foot penthouse, which frames spectacular views of landmarks like the Space Needle and Pier 57 through floor-to-ceiling windows. The two-story unit boasts impressive features like a winding staircase, skylight, and 300-square-foot landscaped patio, and is just one of seven homes in this sought-after waterfront building. For more information, contact Moira Holley at 206-660-4787.