Sotheby's Blog Spotlight: Let There Be Light - Sunrooms That Will Brighten Your Day
Updated: May 2, 2020
If you're like us, you're loving these warm days that have given us some well-needed dose of sunshine. This month we're highlighting a post from the Sotheby's blog, featuring 6 beautiful, bright, interior spaces from around the world.
Replete with windows or wrapped in glass, these sunny spaces allow for comfortable enjoyment of nature, natural light, and views year-round, no matter the weather.
Santa Barbara, California | Barry Fields & Joe McCorkell, Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage
This early-20th-century Montecito residence is both refined and relaxed, combining the traditional grandeur of an Old World country estate and a welcoming modern ambience. Nearly every space is filled with eye-catching vintage details and glorious light. Through its bright bay window, the elegant sunroom overlooks the 1.8-acre grounds, which consist of two legal lots and feature palm and olive trees, an alluring swimming pool and spa, and plentiful spaces for alfresco living, dining, and entertaining.
LUXURIOUS BEL AIRE RETREAT
Los Angeles, California | Steven Moritz, Sotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage
Located in the coveted gated Moraga Estates community, this classically inspired home is replete with beautiful spaces for living and entertaining, including formal living and dining rooms, a chef’s kitchen with a breakfast area and two walk-in pantries, a generous family room, and seven serene bedrooms. The lovely light-flooded sunroom is accompanied by a handsome wood-paneled wet bar and opens to a brick patio, the swimming pool, and the tennis court beyond.
Southampton, New York | Harald Grant & Bruce Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
Dating to 1870, this Southampton home was built for Charles G. Francklyn, industrialist and heir to the Cunard shipping fortune. Esteemed interior designer Steven Gambrel undertook an impeccable restoration of the 6,700-square-foot manor. He retained its timeless façade, beyond which are seven restful bedrooms and an enticing collection of sophisticated living and entertaining spaces. The handsome brick-clad sunroom has striking mahogany ceiling panels and sets of floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open in two directions to the estate’s meticulously manicured grounds.
Carmel, California | Steve Beutel & Noel Beutel, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage
On an 11-acre peninsula west of Highway 1, this irreplaceable home enjoys some of the most spectacular postcard views in the U.S., including the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge. Built for film producer Ralph B. Atkinson and spanning approximately 5,000 square feet, it offers five bedrooms and six baths and is accompanied by a delightful guesthouse built in the 1800s. Perfectly positioned for appreciation of the breathtaking vista is a sunroom wrapped in ocean-facing windows.
UNIQUE ARTISANAL CRAFTSMANSHIP ON THE MALIBU COAST
From its perch on the Malibu coast, this distinctive home enjoys stunning views of the ocean, the Channel Islands, and dramatic sunsets. Its heart is the spired great room, which encompasses the kitchen, dining area, and living room and looks out over the ocean through Gothic-inspired windows. The master suite includes a wood-burning fireplace, a unique tropical-themed bath with a waterfall shower and stone-and-tile spa, and doors to a glorious domed sunroom that blurs the lines between indoors and out.
WINE COUNTRY VILLA
Glen Ellen, California | Holly Bennett & Bari Williams, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage
This 15.48-acre estate in Glen Ellen features olive trees that produce an award-winning oil, mature cypress trees, a wine cave, equestrian facilities, idyllic outdoor spaces that include a pool and a bocce court, and landscaping and gardens inspired by the Tuscan countryside. The unique three-bedroom home blends timeless Mediterranean styling with modern comforts and conveniences. Nearly every space delights with lofty ceilings and plentiful windows and French doors, chiefly the magnificent sunroom and conservatory, which offers ample space for lounging and dining.