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Guiding Light: 5 Homes With Natural Light

These five bright and beautiful residences use plentiful windows or full walls of glass to maximize natural light and make the most of their singular settings, from Southern California to Central Park South.

Contemporary Beauty in Bel Air

 Neyshia Go | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

This light-flooded contemporary farmhouse boasts impeccable attention to detail, the finest fixtures and finishes, and an array of amenities. Highlights include living and dining rooms; a butler’s pantry; a chef’s kitchen and family room with a bar; a lounge, study, or gym; six bedrooms; an office; and a verdant backyard with a dazzling pool and spa. Plentiful windows, soaring ceilings, a lofty openness, and light organic shades allow nearly every space—with the obvious exception of the state-of-the-art theater—to feel suffused with a glorious glow.

Mediterranean-Style Majesty

Mayli Garcia-Velez | Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty

On a prestigious street in the Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club, this majestic 5,506-square-foot residence is distinguished by its pervasive minimalist palette and stately classical details. Each of the five bedrooms is perfectly peaceful and accompanied by its own bath. In the primary living spaces, Palladian-inspired windows admit light from multiple directions, admitting views of the impeccably manicured grounds and the Dunes Preserve while creating an impressively bright and airy ambience.

Cape Cod Charmer

Susan Challenger | Sotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage

On the banks of Vineyard Sound, this shingled charmer exemplifies the timeless appeal of Cape Cod, complete with a private beach. Nearly every room enjoys an alluring view, from the delightful kitchen and breakfast room to the three restful bedrooms. In the comfortable living room, a stone fireplace adds warmth and rugged character, while oversized windows and doors turn ocean vistas into dynamic art and flood the space with lovely light. A two-car garage and a basement are welcome extras.

Chic Escape Above Central Park South

Ryan Sherman | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Cinematic vistas and glorious light are hallmarks of this chic three-bedroom condominium occupying half a floor above Central Park South. Created by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and designer Thierry Despont, it features a great room enjoying an iconic view through oversized windows and a stylish kitchen with striking surfaces, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, and more exceptional light and vistas. The building offers an indoor pool, a gym and spa, a sports court, a roof garden, a theater, a game room, and a wine-tasting room.

Timeless Santa Fe Compound

Caroline Russell | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage

On a colorful hilltop on Santa Fe’s historic Eastside, this timeless 6,104-square-foot compound—a main residence and a two-bedroom guesthouse—combines traditional Pueblo and Territorial styles to in a unique setting for sophisticated Southwestern living and entertaining. Abundant windows, skylights, and French doors fill the home with the distinctive, pervasive light for which “the City Different” is loved. Generous proportions, graceful arches, tall beamed ceilings, diamond plaster walls, and a chic light-toned color scheme further the enchantingly lofty feel.

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