For some, “home” used to simply be the roof over our heads, but for many, it has shifted to so much more than that. From transitioning into a place of work, where your children learn, and even now a daily restaurant – “home” has come to reflect our every day, our entire normal. This is why it is vital that our home brings about feelings of comfort, happiness, and safety. As a global real estate company, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our network around the world in profound ways, but the importance of “home” remains universal.
Many markets within the US, Canada, and Mexico are beginning to once again see an increase in real estate activity, with particular new attention to properties and markets that fill needs and desires that were previously unrealized. Regions with suburban, mountain, and vacation markets are gaining popularity as consumers begin to value space and outdoor options more while urban hot spots also continue to rise due to resilient demand for urban living.
The summer digital series of GG Magazine focuses on the regions of the world most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to share the “USA, Canada, Mexico – Welcome to the Americas!” edition, dedicated to the real estate markets in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Join us on a journey from the Canadian forests, through the deserts of America to the stunning coastline of Mexico, and discover the beauty and unique homes of some of the finest destinations along the way.
As we continue to think about the role “home” plays in our daily lives, we invite you to enjoy this collection of some of our finest properties in the Americas and consider what you now value and may desire in your next home. From the coasts to the mountains, we have highlighted a few of our favorite properties, but the full digital edition features over 70 stunning properties with a direct link to each listing.
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Listed by: Vanessa Fukunaga
Engel & Völkers Los Cabos
Casa Kokomo is the embodiment of that adventurous spirit of the Los Cabos region. Situated on two lots, this newly renovated and expansive custom home is located within the luxurious Puerto Los Cabos community of Fundadores. Casa Kokomo looks out across the prestigious emerald green Greg Norman golf course and features expansive views of the Sea of Cortez. The property name derives from the organic shapes that mimic ocean waves, provide sightlines that follow the coastline, and frame the amazing sunrises. Most notably, the design and the materials used throughout the property’s perimeter allow the sea breeze to cool the house throughout the day and into the evening. You can find out more about this stunning property on Page 6 of the digital edition.
Laguna Beach, CA
Listed by: Mitch Frisch & Lindsay Clark-Shields
Engel & Völkers Laguna Beach
Completely remodeled in 2017, this romantic and contemporary Laguna Beach home offers a bespoke design and elegant finishes throughout. Featuring sweeping ocean views of Catalina and San Clemente isles throughout the property thanks to glass accordion doors that create a seamless flow for indoor-outdoor living. This outstanding open floor plan includes a large family room and bar area including Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers and wine fridge, an outdoor japoolzi area complete with a fireplace, TV, and stunning white Corinthian marble floors throughout. Find out more about this one of a kind property on Page 24 of the digital edition.
Grand Lake, Colorado
Listed by: Annie Leuthold
Engel & Völkers Denver
Welcome to Grand Lake, the largest and deepest natural lake in Colorado at the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park. This 7 bedroom, 8 bathroom home was completed in the summer of 2019 and boasts 110 feet of lakefront. As you walk through the front door, you step into a great room with a stone fireplace and floor to ceiling lake-facing windows. The kitchen has a double oven, custom hood and cabinetry, and gorgeous slab countertops. The deck boasts sweeping views of Mt. Baldy and Grand Lake. The lower floor features a rec room with a full kitchen and bar, powder room, and two additional ensuite bedrooms with lake views. The exterior of the home is quite possibly the best part, with the longest dock in Grand Lake, a two slip heated boathouse and attached three-car garage, and a cozy gas firepit overlooking the lake. Find out more about this stunning property on Page 50 of the digital edition.
Bonita Springs, Florida
Listed by: Thomas Ostrander
Engel & Völkers Olde Naples
This award-winning Bonita Bay home is just one year old and offers all of the bells and whistles the most discerning buyer will appreciate. Professionally designed in concert with Wilfredo Emanuel Designs and Clive Daniel, this stunning property begins with grand contemporary steel doors that lead to a stunning great room with white glass flooring, exquisite lighting suspended from geometric detailed ceilings and a glass-enclosed wine room with an illuminated quartz wine bar. The kitchen continues the great room’s cosmopolitan theme with white glass-faced cabinets, two massive stone islands, and a suite of high-end appliances. The home offers outdoor living with multiple seating areas to enjoy sunset views over the infinity-edge pool, firepits, water, and the Bonita Bay Golf Course. Attention to detail is evident throughout the home including the three luxurious guest suites and opulent study/billiards room with glass entry and custom leather padded walls. Find out more about this beauty on Page 80 of the digital edition.