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Since opening in 2004, the Auberge-managed Calistoga Ranch has garnered loyal clients who appreciate the resort’s secluded canyon location. The setting makes its guests feel at one with nature, and the San Francisco–based firm SB Architects designed both the hotel guest lodges and the residences in a modern Craftsman style that emphasizes the environment. Large outdoor lounging areas and careful siting ensure that each unit is private but still integrates with the property’s flowing streams and native oak trees.

The property has recently added LED lighting, outdoor shower gardens, electric-vehicle charging stations, and a composting program, and has initiated efforts to reclaim 100 percent of its water usage. Olympus Real Estate Partners has also announced that it is making the final seven two-bedroom fractional-ownership residences available for whole ownership. Owners of these homes will be able to enjoy the 157-acre property’s hiking trails, vineyard, and wine cave, as well as its private restaurant and spa, without bounds.

Setting: About 35 minutes from the Napa airport and 25 minutes from the heart of downtown Napa
Home: Seven 2,400-square-foot homes for sale feature the interior design of the Los Angeles–based firm Darrell Schmitt Design Associates and come with Viking appliances, Fili d’Oro linens, and outdoor living rooms with fireplaces
Price: $2.5 million, furnished
Inquiries: Josh Dempsey, 707.254.2872,

Setting: Overlooking Port Andratx on the Mediterranean island of Majorca
Home: Architect Alberto Rubio’s gullwing design allows all of the rooms to open out to terraces. The 5,823-square-foot, four-bedroom villa includes surveillance and climate-control technology and an infinity pool with an adjoining barbecue and outdoor living area
Price: €9.8 million (about $12.6 million)
Inquiries: Ann Adenius, Modern Homes Worldwide, +44.20.7095.8701,

Setting: On the banks of Turtle Creek, on 2.17 acres
Home: The 1920s Mediterranean-style home has undergone a years-long renovation by the interior designer Ike Isenhour. With 6,717 square feet, the home has a great room with 25-foot beamed ceilings, a library-themed dining room, a gym, a solarium, a wine cellar, three bedrooms, and extensive original tile work inside and out. Outdoor features include a saltwater pool and fragrantly landscaped gardens
Price: $15.9 million
Inquiries: Madeline Jobst, Dave Perry-Miller and Associates, 972.733.5099,

Setting: Within a private neighborhood association on Long Island Sound, on Connecticut’s Gold Coast
Home: Called the Spiral House, this 4,541-square-foot, four-bedroom residence designed by the architect Joeb Moore angles upward from a central vortex and takes full advantage of its 0.39-acre seaside lot. The exterior of vertical red-cedar battens gives way inside to finishes in exotic woods, limestone, stainless steel, and concrete
Price: $7.595 million
Inquiries: Alison Farn-Leigh, William Raveis Real Estate, 203.667.7832,

Setting: A former printing factory built in 1910, in the West Village
Home: Tim Campbell (Studio Tim Campbell), in partnership with Dering Hall, designed this newly converted condo at the Printing House, collaborating with Soane Britain on the unit's handmade furnishings, lighting, and fabrics. The 1,614-square-foot home has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and is accessorized with antiques from Campbell’s world travels
Price: $2.9 million, unfurnished
Inquiries: The Printing House, 212.675.0421,

Setting: A 62-acre private island near Stockholm, on Sweden’s third-largest lake
Home: A 2,475-square-foot villa, newly built from native trees, is accompanied by a hunting lodge with a wine cellar, stables and staff quarters, pasture and forest land, a landing strip, a private harbor and dock, and Viking ruins. Included with the purchase price are two other small islands
Inquiries: Vladi Private Islands, +,

Setting: Just inland of the Pacific Coast Highway, with easy access to nearby Santa Monica
Home: The 2,951-square-foot, ocean-view unit 3B in the five-story Rockwell development features three bedrooms, a 911-square-foot terrace, and styling by New York’s BDDW. All of the 10 single-level and 6 two-story townhomes include reclaimed white-oak flooring and bathrooms with Waterworks fixtures and Ann Sacks tile
Price: $2.695 million, unfurnished. Other units from $895,000 to $3.85 million
Inquiries: Tracy Tutor Maltas, Partners Trust, 310.500.1345,

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