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Smart Showings September 2013

Sag Harbor, New York

“A hulk of a building and an acre of parking lot” was Jack Beyer’s first impression when his architectural firm, Beyer Blinder Belle, signed on to help transform a former factory that made watchcases for Bulova into a Hamptons rarity: a residential development occupying a city block just off Sag Harbor’s quaint Main Street. The aptly named Watchcase has been a painstaking reinvention. Tens of thousands of the original bricks were intermingled with new ones that matched the patina of the originals, and pipes, wiring, and mechanical systems were concealed under the floors, leaving existing beams and lofty ceilings exposed while raising the floors enough so that residents will be able to see out the 7-foot-tall windows. The interior designer Steven Gambrel furnished the model penthouse residence (pictured) and contributed finishing touches—like custom oak cabinetry and fixtures—that complement the muscular structure’s brick, beams, and masonry. Completion is scheduled for 2014, and the dwellings, which range from factory lofts and penthouses to bungalows and townhouses, are priced from $1 million to more than $10 million. Resort-type amenities include a year-round outdoor pool, door-attendant and concierge services, a driver in the summer season, and parking now concealed underground.


Setting: A 19th-century industrial building in the village of Sag Harbor, in Long Island’s Hamptons area

Home: Penthouse 416, similar in size and layout to the model pictured, occupies two levels and provides two bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in 1,920 square feet of interior space. In addition, a 1,053-square-foot rooftop terrace boasts harbor, village, pool, and garden views

Price: $4.49 million, unfurnished

Inquiries: Cee Scott Brown or Jack Pearson, 631.725.7200, www.watchcasefactory.com

Girona, Spain


Setting: Overlooking the Stadium Course at the PGA Catalunya Resort, near the Costa Brava

Home: The Sifera villa, by the Spanish architects Josep Camps and Olga Filip, is a 1,958-square-foot, three-bedroom home built on one floor, with glass walls separating the spacious rooms from the even more spacious outdoor terrace, which is anchored by an infinity pool and views of the Pyrenees

Price: €1.1 million (about $1.4 million)

Inquiries: PGA Catalunya Resort Real Estate, +34.972.472.957, www.pga​catalunya.com

Lahaina, Hawaii


Setting: The Honua Kai resort community, situated on 40 acres of shoreline on Maui’s northwest coast

Home: Maui artwork, travertine flooring, and Viking appliances are some of the features of this three-bedroom, 2,830-square-foot home. A lanai with custom NanaWall sliding glass doors overlooks the islands of Lanai and Molokai and the West Maui Mountains

Price: $3,699,900

Inquiries: Honua Kai Sales Center, 800.549.2740, realestate@ownhonuakai.com

Atlanta, Georgia


Setting: Atop the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

Home: Occupying half of the 41st floor of Robert A. M. Stern’s octagonal tower, this 2,976-square-foot, two-bedroom residence has a large city-view terrace. Two living rooms have gas fireplaces, the formal dining room seats 12, and the kitchen has an island, a breakfast bar, and another dining nook

Price: $1.699 million

Inquiries: Suzanne Dils, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, 770.845.3474, www.atlantafinehomes.com



Setting: In the sixth arrondissement

Home: This five-story, 7,852-square-foot townhouse has a diversity of rooms linked by an elevator or stairs and surrounded by a courtyard, terraces, and a garden. The basement and the ground floor open onto terraces. Level three, the children’s floor, has three bedrooms and a play room, while the fourth floor includes the master suite. A guest room and study/lounge area are on the top floor

Price: €35 million (about $46 million)

Inquiries: David Stanley, Emile Garcin Properties, 781.640.5686, www.emilegarcin.com

Scottsdale, Arizona


Setting: On nearly an acre in the Arcadia neighborhood

Home: This estate, designed by the architect Mark Candelaria, displays the elements of a French country manor, such as millwork and stonework softened by arched doorways and windows. The property’s 12,419 square feet under roofing (which is constructed of tile imported from France) includes a garage for up to 10 cars and a guesthouse, for a total of five bedrooms and eight baths

Price: $7.78 million

Inquiries: Ellie Shapiro, Coldwell Banker Previews International, 602.980.2328, www.ellieshapiro.com

New York City


Setting: In Greenwich Village

Home: Formerly the home of the composer John Philip Sousa, this 175-year-old Georgian

townhouse has undergone a three-year restoration. Interiors are by Clodagh Design. Seven levels of living area totaling 8,757 square feet include a two-story living room with a mezzanine, indoor and outdoor kitchens, wine-tasting and media rooms, five bedrooms, terraces, and a roof deck

Price: $28.9 million

Inquiries: Robert Dvorin (917.365.0040) or Clayton Orrigo (212.960.3306), Town Real Estate, www.townrealestate.com

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