What beats a seriously stunning home? A seriously stunning home with a spectacular view. From Martha's Vineyard to Malibu, these properties feature skylines to die for.
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Malibu Spec Spot Sports Sweeping Ocean Scene
Roosting high atop a Malibu hilltop, this five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home overlooks what's known as "Billionaire's Beach," and for good reason. With 17 acres of lush tropical landscaping, the three-story home offers 180-degree ocean views, a wellness center that includes a gym, massage room, and more; an outdoor entertainment center sporting a bar and pizza oven; and a stand-alone guest house.
Ample indoor/outdoor living space, sunny terraces and a posh infinity pool further enhance the property's "spa vibes," and the endless ocean view lends the feeling that you're living at the edge of the world. Referred to as Villa Splendido, the spec home was designed by Doug Burdge (AIA).
Listed by: Ani Dermenjian, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Listed for: $49,995,000
Photos by: Luke Gibson Photography
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's Martha's Vineyard Estate
Red Gate Farm, the formal name of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's Martha's Vineyard estate, recently hit the market for $65 million. Located in Aquinnah, Mass., the estate sits on 340 acres at the edge of Squibnocket Pond, and includes over a mile of Atlantic Ocean beachfront access with gorgeous water views.
Kennedy Onassis purchased Red Gate Farm in 1979, when the acres of land—operating as a sheep farm—housed nothing more than a small cabin on its grounds.
The estate was built in 1981 and renovated in 2000, and has been treasured by the Kennedy Onassis family for over 41 years. Now, Jacqueline's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, seeks the next steward for this ecological haven.
The property includes a 6,456-square-foot, cedar-shingled main residence with five bedrooms and two large decks facing the beach's sandy dunes, as well as a two-story, four-bedroom guest house.
Outside, features include two freshwater ponds, a vegetable garden, a blueberry patch, an outdoor pool, a tennis court and a fairy treehouse built for the Kennedy Onassis grandchildren. The original cabin still remains on the property. Other structures include a three-bedroom caretaker's house, a barn, two garages (one with a two-bedroom apartment), a temperature-controlled storage building and a boathouse.
Red Gate Farm is being marketed globally by Christie's International Real Estate, which is represented locally by Tom LeClair and Gery Conover, agents of LandVest, the exclusive Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate on Martha's Vineyard.
Matthew Perry's Los Angeles Penthouse
Most well-known for his role as Chandler Bing in hit '90s sitcom "Friends," actor and producer Matthew Perry recently listed his circular Los Angeles penthouse, which roosts atop the posh building known as The Century. Dubbed Penthouse 40, it occupies the entire 40th floor.
Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the 9,000-square-foot unit—decorated by interior designer LM Pagan—hits a vibe that is somehow both contemporary and classic, with sleek furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows and large, regal pillars throughout.
The space includes four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a deluxe screening room with plush velvet seating, a master bath with two tubs and a fireplace, as well as four large terraces. The cherry on the property's proverbial cake, however, is its stunning 360-degree views of the Los Angeles skyline, from downtown to the ocean, the iconic Hollywood sign and the adjoining Hollywood Hills.
Upon leaving the unit, one can explore an abundance of luxury features included in The Century building, such as an oversized pool with cabanas perfect for lounging, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a movie theater and wine storage.
Listed by: Greg Holcomb and Cassandra Petersen, Compass
Listed for: $35,000,000
Photos by: Michael MacNamara and Jason Speth