A prominent achievement by acclaimed architect Warren Platner, this exceptionally private five-bedroom, five-bathroom estate rests behind a walled entrance on nearly five Connecticut acres. Unique in its expert craftsmanship, this compound is outfitted with such rarities as oval ceilings, inlaid wood and custom Art Deco-inspired furnishings designed by the architect himself. Plenty of windows, a separate sun room, inspired landscaping and a nearby in-ground pool belie a sensitivity to the outdoors that characterizes Platner's designs. A true country retreat. View the listing.
$18,500,000 for a Contemporary Greenwich Estate
Located in the heart of Hollywood, El Cabrillo, the Spanish Revival home of interior designer Joshua Cain once sheltered up-and-coming artists and starlets in the 20s and 30s. Rumor has it that legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille built the property for his daughter. To include its glamorous past in its decor, Joshua, a co-owner of Saxony Design Build, crafted an oversized armoire inspired by the pad’s original molding doors. He also used a neutral palette to highlight architectural features like the 1920s fireplace and designed a lamp to hold a 100-year-old vase, which was found in a shipwreck in Taiwan. (Published Monday, Sep 27, 2010)
Updated at 1:42 PM PDT on Friday, Apr 27, 2012