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On the Market: 6 Homes with Sunrooms or Solariums

With walls and ceilings of glass, whether it’s a solarium, lanai, sunroom or loggia, these sun-splashed rooms and greenhouses are the perfect way to connect with the outdoors.


Brentwood, CA

Architecture, location and a slice of Hollywood history! This impeccably maintained Mid-Century Modern treasure is one of TV's most familiar exteriors, a stand-in for the fictional Miami locale of The Golden Girls. The TV interior was just a set; the inside of the real Brentwood residence was private and is being revealed for the first time in 65 years. Inspired by the beauty of Mid-Century Japanese/Hawaiian architecture, award-winning Hawaiian architects Johnson and Perkins were commissioned to design this 4-bedroom dream home, custom built in 1955. Floor to ceiling glass, clerestory windows and ultra-high beamed ceilings create expansive volume and visual transparency perfectly connecting indoors and out.


Telluride, CO

This modern architectural masterpiece is perched on a point featuring thrilling views of Telluride’s most dramatic peaks. 296 Gray Head Lane was masterfully designed by Poss Architecture, the top architectural firm in Aspen, Colorado, Telluride’s more glamorous sister town. Radically designed, this exceptional home was inspired by the surrounding ridgelines and sprawling mesas while effortlessly framing the iconic Wilson Peak in almost every room. Natural elements draw the dramatic steel structure into the landscape and floor to ceiling glass displays boundless views panning from east to west, showcasing Telluride’s box canyon and the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort.

New York City

Lenox Hill, NY

Located at the corner of East 69th Street and Madison Avenue in the former Westbury Hotel, this magnificent two-story penthouse offers panoramic views overlooking the New York skyline and Central Park. The hotel was opened in 1927 during the height of the Roaring 20’s and was converted into 47 condominium apartments in 1999. Smith Architectural Group was commissioned to convert the top two floors of the building into a luxury penthouse reminiscent of those in the classical pre-war buildings of New York. In a herculean effort, the top two floors of the building were removed and rebuilt to allow for the numerous mechanical, electrical, and structural elements. The final result was a 6,241 square foot penthouse which has widely been considered one of New York’s finest homes.


Houston, TX

Inspired by the manor houses gracing the English countryside, this stately home is the latest masterwork of Sims Luxury Builders. A high-performance home featuring timeless architecture and stunning interior finishes curated by Tami Owen, the estate is a pleasing balance of classical and modern. The exterior impresses with a stone facade complimented with a slate roof and copper gutters. Light-filled interiors feature wide-plank, French-oak flooring; an extraordinary double-island gourmet kitchen; an expansive family room overlooking the pool and gardens; and a dining room with an impressive 450-bottle, climate-controlled wine vault. The climatized loggia with summer kitchen allows full use year round. The master suite entices with a sumptuous bath that rivals any luxurious spa. All secondary bedrooms have en suite baths. Additional amenities include an expansive game/media room, elevator, library, home office and third-floor retreat with quarters that could also be a fifth bedroom.


Milton, MA

In search of the perfect Boston area Private Estate? This Magnificent Home is privately nestled in the woods adjacent to The Blue Hills Reservation & just 9 miles from Boston. This prestigious property boasts over 7,970 square feet of graceful living space, surrounded by over 5.5 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, a heated greenhouse imported from England, clay tennis court & a private carriage house- perfect for a nanny. This estate checks all the boxes! 7 bedrooms, ample closet space, home office, sunroom, & lots of flex space. This home was designed to balance comfort & luxury w/ an authentic New England meets English countryside style, located among natural surroundings. Fireplaces abound! The heart of the main house includes a chef’s kitchen perfect for entertaining. Features include a Lacanche Range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine fridge, 2 d 2 dishwashers, & large center island.

Long Island

East Patchoque, NY

Historic circa 1918 Center Hall Colonial with eleven gracious rooms including 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, formal dining room, eat-in Kitchen, third floor finished attic, full 3/4 finished basement with additional unique living areas for individual pleasure. Exquisitely restored with oak and mahogany floors, picture crown moldings. This estate is on 1.63 incredibly landscaped acres with separate 4-car garage, pool house, in-ground diamond coated heated pool with expansive patio and greenhouse.

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