Trophy Properties: The Hamptons, Coconut Grove and South Beach

Sumptuous and sleek, these are some of the most sought-after properties on the real estate market today.



 Overflowing with the luxuries that define a dream house, this compound is sure to fulfill its next occupant’s utopian reverie.

Built in 1898 by local nobility Dr. John Gardiner, the country manor dubbed Dulce Domum is certainly the sweetest Hamptons estate. The home and grounds were fully updated and upgraded in 1998, ensuring that the property offers the best of both worlds: historic charm and modern conveniences. Located in the esteemed Bridgehampton, this property takes the term picturesque to elevated levels.

Set upon a 20-acre parcel 200 feet above sea level, the awe-inspiring vistas that include farmland, ocean, and the northern Connecticut shore can only be fully appreciated in the observatory tower, which gives the property the unmistakable ambiance of an English countryside castle.

Not only is this compound beautiful, but it also entails a rich history. More than 457 tons of local rock was used for the base foundation of the 12-bedroom layout. The 8,500-square-foot interior boasts picture windows in every room, offering pristine views of the serenity that awaits just outside.

Multi-level stone terraces complement the beautifully landscaped and established gardens, flowering bushes, and shrubs, all organic. The property also boasts a botanical nursery, palatial gunite pool, substantial barn, artist studio with gym, staff living quarters, walking paths, tennis retreat with basketball court and playground, and four-car heated garage. Overflowing with the luxuries that define a dream house, this compound is sure to fulfill its next occupant’s utopian reverie.

Price: $30,000,000
Location: Bridgehampton, NY
Realtor: Susan Breitenbach
Phone: 631.875.6000
Realty: Corcoran



South Beach is home to some of the most iconic architecture Miami has to offer. In line with that formidable reputation, the West Lincoln Road area features an architectural gem, designed as the home of emerging superstar Chad Oppenheim. Young, fresh, award winning, and super modern, Oppenheim’s creation is both sumptuous and sleek. From its private position above the building, open spaces on three floors are flawlessly connected by a private courtyard and reflecting pond. Warm tropical woods float in the midst of white marble that stretches out onto wide terraces. Outside, tree-top urban views look across low-rise apartments to sultry Biscayne Bay, its green islands, and the Miami skyline beyond. Inside, five bedrooms and five and a half baths are catered to by a very private elevator serving the exclusive penthouse from a privileged “penthouse only” lobby at the garden and garage level. A rooftop playground features a peaceful pool, twin showers, and a barbeque pit creating a deluxe space for entertaining. This unique property comes with high architectural credentials, an exciting location, and a 7500 square feet exterior that oozes modernity.

Price: $4,900,000
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Realtor: Rex Hamilton
Phone: 305.441.2828
Realty: The Rex Hamilton Corporation



 The Zen-like environment makes it not only a place to enjoy the afternoon sun, but a relaxing and romantic escape that can be illuminated simply by the city lights below.

Making a lasting impression is inevitable for this Coconut Grove haven. Breathtaking, vivid views and a serene and distinctive environment are only a few of the countless features this tasteful masterpiece has to offer. Outlining the pinnacle of luxury with its creative and stylish floor plans, this 7,061-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom premier penthouse is truly one of a kind.

Each room is decorated to the highest of standards, making this breathtaking penthouse effortlessly inviting and consequentially distinguishable. The 2,500-square-foot elegant rooftop offers an uninterrupted, flawless view of the Miami skyline and an impressive heated infinity edge pool. The Zen-like environment makes it not only a place to enjoy the afternoon sun, but a relaxing and romantic escape that can be illuminated simply by the city lights below.

Additionally, there is a full-service kitchen, unique walls of stone with flowing waterfalls, spectacular finishes, and overall quality that can only be appreciated when experienced in person.

Warm, tropical weather year-round and a convenient location not far from the popular and exciting attractions of Miami Beach make this heavenly oasis the ultimate escape any time of year.

Price: $17,500,000
Location: Miami, FL
Realtor: Mayi De La Vega
Phone: 305.790.6294
Realty: Mayi De La Vega Stewart De La Vega Group, LC



Amidst the farmfields and small roads that one passes on the way to the Atlantic Ocean lies a newly constructed classic 12,000-square-foot Hamptons-style cottage on Parsonage Pond. Located in a picturesque and quiet village, this estate beckons for residents to relax, unwind, and take in the surroundings.

All of the home’s major entertainment spaces as well as seven bedroom suites have balconies with views that overlook Parsonage Pond. The 1,000-square-foot master bedroom wing includes a bedroom with fireplace, office, master bath with dual showers, and closets. Connecting the spacious living and family rooms is an exceptionally large walnut bar with humidor, television, and appliances fit for the needs of a professional bartender, making this estate ideal for entertaining. The spacious 600-square-foot kitchen contains furniture quality cabinets and duplicate chef appliances, making cooking a pleasure. The kitchen opens to the 3,000-square-foot blue stone patio, 50-foot pool, spa, and accompanying pool house that lends itself to outdoor living.

A glass-lined spiral stairwell leads into a 4,000-square-foot lower level that contains a private theater capable of comfortably seating 12. This area also boasts a glass gym, wine cellar, wine dining room, kitchen, and convenient quarters for a live-in staff.

The nearby Atlantic Ocean provides an ideal setting for relaxed entertainment and splendor. The flowering magnolia and French hydrangea trees in the front of this Hamptons cottage as well as the endless bird life and magnificent swans are reminiscent of a Monet painting.

Price: $12,800,000
Location: Sagaponack, Southampton
Developer: Lawrence Levine Realty
Builder: Curto, Curto, Curto
Phone: 516.721.6419



Properties are all about location, location, location, and this one is waterfront, waterfront, waterfront! This magnificent home, located just minutes from trendy South Beach, is situated on a guarded, gated island, and is within walking distance of world-famous Lincoln Road. The property has 75 feet on the water, with enough room (and protected dockage) for a yacht-the perfect gift to christen this new home.

The second home from the bay, this 7,140-square-foot mansion has a wide bay view from the master bedroom, which includes his and her marble and glass baths, ultra-large walk-in closets, large terraces, and a huge room with a separate bath for use as a gym, office, or upstairs living room.

In addition to the master suite, there are two additional, huge bedrooms upstairs, each with its own large marble bath and oversize walk-in closet. Another bedroom, located downstairs, is intended for service. In addition, there are two guest baths on the lower level, including one with access to the pool.

Materials for this home are unique and rare, including pink marble floors downstairs with purple heartwood on both floors. Perhaps most stunning is the pool itself, which is finished dramatically in black, with three fountains adding to the opulence. Night entertaining allows for a fire to only further emphasize the pool’s majestic qualities.

This architecturally ultra-modern mansion, built in the Bauhaus style, is a one-of-a-kind property with unparalleled amenities-which all means that you have to act now if you imagine yourself inside this palace.

Price: $8,900,000
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Realtor: Barbara Hagen
Phone: 305.992.3749
Realty: Majestic Properties



With its charming sophistication, gorgeous weather, and outstanding beaches, St. Barths delights all who visit. Sunny days, balmy nights, crystal clear Caribbean waters, white sandy beaches, and panoramic vistas create a backdrop to some of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the world.

The rare opportunity to own a waterfront property in St. Barths could be yours with Villa Princess X, located just steps away from the gorgeous and secluded beach of Petit Cul de Sac. Sleek and contemporary in design, the appeal of Villa Princess X definitely draws on the senses. The estate offers an open floor plan with its large, roomy living and dining areas, which open up to the equally spacious pool deck. The two bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms, are located at opposite ends of the villa and offer full access to the pool deck. The state-of-the-art kitchen comes fully equipped with a combination cook-top island and a bar with pull-up stools-perfect for entertaining. In keeping with the villa’s contemporary design, the décor is minimalist-chic, cool, and comfortable.

St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty maintains the largest inventory of luxury real estate available in St. Barths. If you are looking to complement your real estate portfolio with a purchase in one of the most sought-after luxury destinations in the world, look no further. St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has become synonymous for artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives.

Price: €6,000,000
Location: St. Barths
Realtor: Tom Smyth
Phone: 508.570.4127
Realty: Sotheby’s International Realty