4 Minimalist Modern Estates off the Coast of California

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#1: Minimalist-Modern Estate in Wine Country

1 Minimalist-Modern Estate in Wine Country

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A singular example of organic architecture and minimalist, modernist design, the “Whitehall Estate” achieves true harmony and remarkable interplay between interior space and exterior landscape. Within and throughout three estate structures, each space, element, amenity, and accouterment complements its immediate and distant counterparts.

An award-winning team of architect, interior designer, landscape architect, and master builder have combined their respective talents to create a residential masterpiece similar to none, setting the new standard for modern architecture in California’s Napa Valley wine country. Inside the residence, the marriage of art and architecture begins. The foyer reveals a dramatic floating wine sculpture––a showcase that appears open to the outdoors, yet is glassed-in and climate-controlled. Beyond the private gates, a long driveway looks upon approximately 14 acres filled with Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Within approximately 6,500 square feet, generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and stone create an ambiance of spaciousness and light to a degree rarely imagined in a personal residence.

Entertaining rooms include a great room, a dining room, a kitchen, and a family room. Inside spaces graciously open to outside spaces, showcasing contemporary landscaping complementary to the residence’s man-made elements and natural topography. For seamless entertaining, the estate includes several areas for al fresco dining, a state-of-the-art culinary center, and a sun-drenched, infinity-edge pool overlooking the vineyard and hills.

#2: Sleek Beverly Hills Stunner

2 Sleek Beverly Hills Stunner

Just a few doors down from the record-setting $70 million sale on Hillcrest is this incredible opportunity to build one of the finest properties in all of Beverly Hills. Located in what most would say is “the premiere cul-de-sac in the entire country,” this masterpiece comes with plans by the famed Rios Clementi Hale Studios, and is one of only a few view lots on the top of Hillcrest. With views from every room including rare lower level views, this spectacular 23,000-square-foot Trousdale showstopper is state-of-the-art modern and has every bell and whistle you would expect in a home of this caliber. This $24,000,000, six-bedroom beauty is perfect for a developer or owner-user who wants to put their stamp on the ultra-high-end market.

#3: Serene San Diego Shorefront Estate

3 Serene San Diego Shorefront Estate

On a uniquely prominent site on an exceptionally exclusive stretch above the sands on La Jolla Shores Beach, this 9,000-square-foot estate maximizes its 50 inches of beach frontage and panoramic views with vast walls of disappearing glass for seamless indoor-outdoor living and the enjoyment of the wondrous marine environment. Designed for sublime privacy with minimal maintenance, the residence offers a full view of surf, sea, sunsets, migrating wildlife, and action on the beach below.

Designed with clean, contemporary lines and massive planes that introduce the importance of its structure and site, this home was designed to invite spectacular ever-changing views inside by way of grand walls of glass and expansive outdoor terrace decking. Fittingly, the sea is the focal point, while the luxurious and voluminous living areas were designed with sensitive simplicity. An elevator serves each of the three levels of the home, and the master bedroom occupies an entire floor with two baths, a fireplace, spa tubs, and spacious separate closets. Two additional bedroom suites and an office/optional fourth bedroom welcome family and friends. The main level kitchen is a chef’s pleasure with slab granite countertops, dual dishwashers, a separate prep sink, double refrigerators, double oven, and a center island. The huge recreation room with a fireplace and full bathroom features another complete kitchen and bar with birdseye maple cabinetry, a sink, a dishwasher, a wine cooler, and countertops servicing the game area. A separate laundry room with a chute from the master bedroom’s closet, a pet shower, and an extensive storage opens to a private patio. This home is currently on the market for $15,900,000.

#4: Mid-Century Gem Overlooking the Beach

4 Mid-Century Gem Overlooking the Beach

Overlooking Butterfly Beach on California’s most desirable coastline is this stylish, Mid-Century modern design offering a unique sense of serenity, privacy, and convenience. Located on Montecito’s prime beachfront, it is near the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, the Coral Casino Beach Club, the Music Academy, and many shops and beaches. Currently priced at $19,500,000, the mansion also features unsurpassed views and an open floor plan.

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