Welcome Home | Grand Entrances

First impressions are important and can greatly influence perception. Considering that aspect alone, a property’s entry has the distinct opportunity to make a statement and create an unforgettable first impression. Whether it’s a sweeping entryway out front or an ornate foyer inside, let’s explore homes that showcase grand entrances.

Grand Entrances 1 - NJ

$4,500,000 USD | Colonia, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

New Jersey – Sculpted copper double doors open to the stately entryway of this extravagant mansion in Colonia, New Jersey.  With majestic chandeliers hanging overhead, the foyer is a double-storied room surrounded by marble, granite, hand-crafted molding, gold-leaf accents and a grand staircase leading to the mezzanine.  The home additionally features a paneled library, chef’s kitchen, master bedroom compound, prince and princess suites, guest suite, saloon-style bar, media room and pool with hot tub, slide and waterfall.

Grand Entrances 2 - GA

 $25,000,000 USD | Atlanta, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Atlanta – Greeted by an alluring entrance, pulling up to this pristine Atlanta, Georgia estate is nothing short of impressive.  The property has two gated and secured residential entrances and the front of the home has a grand brick driveway, fountain and sweeping staircase leading to a double-door entryway.  In addition, the home has a resort-style infinity pool, tennis court, theater, ballroom with catering kitchen, fully-equipped gym and presidential-level security system.

Grand Entrances 3 - Bahamas

 $21,000,000 USD | Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas | Lyford Cay Sotheby’s International Realty

Bahamas – Located in the exclusive gated community of Old Fort Bay in Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas, this beachfront estate is designed to cater to the indoor/outdoor lifestyle.  The home’s inspiring entryway features a dramatic double staircase and pocket glass sliding doors with views of the adjacent beach.  The property also has a living and dining room with covered terrace, two-story guest house and a pool deck with a mosaic tile infinity pool, outdoor shower, elevated sundeck and oceanside jacuzzi.

Grand Entrances 4 - FL

$12,950,000 USD | Coral Gables, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida – Designed by architect Jeffrey Howard, the impressive entrance of this distinguished retreat in Coral Gables, Florida features a circular brick driveway with a fountain centerpiece, topical landscaping and double doors leading to a marble foyer with 28-foot ceilings.  The home features seven bedrooms, an elevator, chef’s kitchen, home theater and a billiards room.  Outside, there is a babbling brook, koi pond, 60-foot Banyan tree, swimming pool, 10-person spa, four-car garage and a 40-foot boat slip.

Grand Entrances 5 - Spain

 €8.000.000 EUR | Andalucia, Spain | Kristina Szekely Sotheby’s International Realty

Spain – A regal villa in Andalusia, Spain, this entryway to this home features an elegant Versailles-inspired twin staircase.  The five-bedroom mansion has a fully-equipped kitchen, large terrace, outdoor barbecue area, gym, swimming pool and landscaped garden.  The property is located on a cul-de-sac in a coveted area of Sotogrande.


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