The sun is out, which means Engel & Völkers’ newest edition of Private Residences is finally here. Each season, our real estate network from across the Americas brings together a most stunning collection of on-the-market homes. From mountain retreats in British Columbia, to beachfront villas in the Bahamas, to luxury high-rises on the outskirts of New York City’s Central Park, this spring roundup of properties is shaking us from our deep winter slump. Get out your shades because here are a few of our favorite blindingly beautiful homes. Can’t get enough? Feel free to view the full spring issue of Private Residences above.
Green With Envy
Whistler, British Columbia
With its own private dock and breathtaking mountain views, this lakefront home appears to be like many other luxury Whistler homes, but it’s certainly not. This British Columbia beauty is distinct for its sustainable design and energy-conscious features, including geothermal heating, a green roof, triple glazed windows, a custom heat recovery ventilation system with air filtration and an insulated building envelope. Along with its massive floor-to-ceiling, sliding doors which allow for seamless indoor/outdoor living, fresh air and sunshine drench this gorgeous estate throughout.
The Historic Timepiece
Perhaps no home is more quintessentially “Gold Coast” than this historic Chicago mansion. Boasting a whopping 9,100 square feet in the heart of the city, its original architectural details were carefully preserved as it was transformed into a modern 21st century home, showcasing the best of the past and present. While this ultra-luxe set-up would make any owner never want to leave home—we didn’t even mention its theatre, game room and private yard—this property is also surrounded by the finest dining, shopping and parks the city has to offer.
St. Simons Island, Georgia
Jolted by the smell of freshly cut grass and the sun’s rays, it’s high time for golf season—and this St. Simons Island home is the perfect setting for any golf fan. Located in exclusive Island Club across from the third fairway and designed with an open concept and light-filled living areas, this pristine property is filled with entertainment opportunities for loads of visitors, or simply quiet weekends spent at home.