The latest issue of Significant Sales features top sales from around the world including a masterpiece “House-On-Hill” in California. Also featured is a private seaside cottage compound in Massachusetts, a historic ranch in Wyoming and over twenty more significant properties.
California- The masterpiece of noted architect David Adler, “House-On-Hill” was commissioned for Mrs. Celia Tobin Clark, heiress to the Hibernia Bank fortune. Inspired by the graceful elegance of England’s Cotswold Hills Tudors, construction commenced in 1929 and was completed in 1931. In 1992, the present owners meticulously renovated the entire property with an eye for the preservation of original design features while updating the systems infrastructure to modern-day requirements. For more than sixty years, the Hillsborough mansion has been cited as one of the most spectacular private residences ever created. Its opulent ballroom and VIP Suite have hosted world leaders and many U.S. presidents. Nestled in the gentle hills overlooking San Francisco Bay, one feels, upon entering through classic wrought-iron gates, a sense of having entered another world. It remains unique and majestic and is reputed to be one of the finest homes in the United States.
Florida– This beachfront home is in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in South Florida, Golden Beach, a community in Northern Miami with some of the only single-family homes left along the Atlantic Ocean. The home boasts approximately 11,000 square feet of living space with 150 feet of direct ocean frontage, six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.
Massachusetts- Follow the long white shell driveway to this awe-inspiring private Squam Road compound with main house, cottage with separate driveway entrance and two-car garage with studio. There is a covered wrap around deck, professionally built home theater, lovely grounds with a mix of wild fields, stone walls, rock pathways, manicured lawns and well thought out garden spaces.
Wyoming- Nestled at the base of the majestic Teton Mountain Range, the historic 389-acre VandeWater Ranch is truly one of the most pristine and beautiful ranches in the Jackson Hole Valley. In the same family since 1939, the ranch is the ultimate retreat for those seeking a gentler and slower pace to life. The is parcel of the ranch is made up of 140 acres of mostly undeveloped alpine and meadow land about ten miles from Jackson, between the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the community of Wilson, Wyoming. Also included are a 3,950 square foot main house, a caretaker’s quarters, fishing cabin and several additional ranch buildings.
New York- This historic beach house, circa the early 1900s, has a detached garage and guest apartment. It is on 1.5 acres and has 142 feet of bulkheaded oceanfront, with eight bedrooms and six-and-a half baths total. The home features an oceanside heated Gunite pool and views of both the ocean and Old Town Pond.