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Whether it’s a modernist retreat in the high desert of Santa Fe or a Caribbean-inspired retreat on the coast in Palm Beach, these homes have views that make staying at home satisfyingly scenic.

Regency Moderne Redux

This striking contemporary home designed by celebrity architect Michael Mueller reinterprets Hollywood Regency architecture for the modern age. On a crest in the Hollywood Hills, the property was carved out of the hilltop to create some of the most spectacular vistas in the area. Spaces that flow effortlessly from one to the next were designed for sophisticated indoor-outdoor living and entertaining, with balconies and walls of glass allowing for enjoyment of the stunning views.

Offered at: $28,000,000
Location: 1622 Viewmont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069


Modernist Masterpiece in Santa Fe

Designed and constructed by artist-architect Robert Ritter, this standout residence in the hills of north of Santa Fe boasts sleek rectilinear adobe walls and a minimalist interior that more closely resembles an urban oasis than a traditional Southwestern-style retreat. Glass walls frame priceless mountain views and convey a serene, refined, and impressively understated harmony. A rooftop mezzanine above the one-bedroom casita, an expansive patio, and a courtyard with sculptures and a fountain afford vistas in four directions.

Offered at: $2,595,000
Location: 18 Vista Hermosa, Santa Fe, NM 87506


Island-Inspired Oceanside Oasis

Designed for the consummate Florida lifestyle, this 1.4-acre estate exemplifies understated Caribbean-inspired elegance and takes full advantage of its oceanfront location. Its light-filled, view-focused interiors include 11 bedrooms, a wine cellar, a theater, a fitness center, a catering kitchen, and plentiful spaces for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining, including a rooftop terrace with a breathtaking panorama. The property also offers a cabana, a four-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool with a waterslide and a spa, a half basketball court, and a putting green.

Offered at: $49,500,000
Location: North Palm Beach, FL 33408


The Cork House

Sleek and serene, this five-bedroom, 9,997-square-foot contemporary home is filled with glorious light thanks to expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and “disappearing” glass doors. It enjoys unparalleled vistas of the city skyline and sunsets—from an array of indoor and outdoor living areas as well as its one-of-a-kind glass-enveloped swimming pool, which is perched on the home’s outer edge and composed of glass on three sides, allowing swimmers to enjoy a view of the skyline from beneath the water’s surface.

Offered at: $22,700,000
Location: 8854 Thrasher Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069


Modern Retreat with Ocean and Bay Views

On approximately 2.4 acres, this striking contemporary waterfront home in Bridgehampton has a light-filled floor plan that includes living and dining areas, a sleek kitchen, and five minimally stylish bedrooms. Enveloped by floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, the luxurious master bedroom looks out over the calming waters of the bay, and glass walls open to a private wraparound balcony with an enviable vista. The spacious roof deck was designed for relishing the full panorama.

Offered at: $18,500,000
Location: 40 Dune Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932


Sweeping Views in Pebble Beach

Minutes from Pebble Beach’s exclusive Lodge and Beach Club, this six-bedroom residence combines an enviable location, impressive architecture, exceptional materials, and superior-quality finishes. Nearly all of the inviting spaces—a living and dining room with an expansive terrace, a chef’s kitchen and family room, a glass-enclosed loggia, a library, an outdoor kitchen, a handsome billiards room, and a master suite with a sitting room—enjoy breathtaking vistas of treetops, mountains, and ocean waters.

Offered at: $16,950,000
Location: 1504 Bonifacio Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953


Stunning San Francisco Penthouse

Atop the building perched at the highest point on San Francisco’s Nob Hill, this dramatic four-bedroom penthouse occupies two full floors and enjoys sweeping vistas that encompass nearly all the city’s landmarks. Ideal for both relaxed private living and the most sophisticated entertaining, it combines unique contemporary flair with classical touches. At approximately 575 square feet, the remarkable private roof terrace is one of the largest terraces in the city and is the perfect aerie for appreciating views of this storied location.

Offered at: $16,000,000
Location: 1250 Jones Street, Unit 1901, San Francisco, CA 94109


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