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The Lush Life: 5 Homes In Gloriously Green Locales

In desirable destinations from Cape Cod to Palm Beach, these homes are surrounded by lush landscapes that extend their interior opulence to the outdoors.

Light-Filled Luxury in Florida

Lisa Cregan | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

This historic Bermuda-style home in Palm Beach exemplifies luxurious, light-filled Florida living. Dating to 1939, it has been impressively updated to feature spaces that are chic, bright, and inviting—among them an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms, and a cypress-paneled family room or additional primary suite with its own pergola-topped terrace. Oversized windows and sliding glass doors admit a lovely natural glow and offer views of the grounds, with their 25-foot pool, breakfast garden, and established tropical landscaping that includes palms and a thriving mango tree.

Connecticut Idyll

Tracey Koorbusch | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

A quintessential New England retreat, this 6,083-square-foot Shingle-style getaway boasts 10-foot ceilings, five bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a family room with a stone fireplace, a well-equipped cook’s kitchen, a great room with vaulted ceilings, and a walk-out lower level with space for a gym and an office. The home is enveloped by the greenery of emerald grass and mature trees as well as vibrant flowering flora. A wraparound deck with a breezy covered space is the perfect perch for enjoying the surroundings.

Consummate Cape Cod Haven

Jeffrey Marcus | Sotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage

This spectacular 1.68-acre estate on the Atlantic Coast is anchored by an impressive Shingle-style residence, which is accompanied by an enchanting guesthouse and fenced formal gardens. In addition to three bedrooms and elegant living, dining, and entertaining spaces, the home offers expansive views, a light-filled studio, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, a theater, and a gym. Verdant lawns, manicured landscaping, and groves of trees give way gently to the unspoiled flora and dunes of the seashore.

Greenwich Grandeur and Greenery

Cate Keeney | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

On a peaceful private cul-de-sac in midcountry Greenwich, this timeless manor has been impeccably maintained and updated. Highlights include generous living and dining rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows; a spectacular kitchen and family room with frameless glass “curtains,” a stone gas fireplace, a projection screen, and a wet bar; four bedrooms; a gym or recreation room; and a wine cellar. Stately covered and open-air terrace spaces and an elevated patio with a built-in fire pit allow for appreciation of the remarkably lush and colorful environs.

Classic Hamptons Escape

Cindy Shea | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

A glorious 2.39-acre setting of parklike lawn embraced by privacy hedges and flourishing trees provides a perfectly pastoral backdrop for this enduring shingled Hamptons home, which dates to 1901 and has been meticulously maintained. It features seven restful bedrooms and generous living and entertaining spaces—all classically detailed and full of light. Augmenting the magnificent grounds are a heated gunite swimming pool, a cabana, and a bluestone terrace. Beaches are minutes away.

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