Working on your gift list? This year, give the gift of a spectacular property. In our annual LandVest Holiday Gift Guide series, we share homes that’ll be perfect for you, your family, and your friends! Follow along in this multi-part series.
Today, we’ve gathered a list of properties perfect for those who appreciate art in all its forms: fine, culinary, cinematic, literary, etc. Explore them all below.
For the Trendsetter
These homes are for the people who lead the way. Designed by iconic designer Louis Comfort Tiffany, The Tiffany Ayer Mansion is the ultimate residence for the trendsetter. Marry Tiffany’s vision with modern style to create something new and transformative in Boston’s Back Bay. 48 Pike Street is another rare property – it’s not often a village home in Stowe, VT comes on the market. Built in 1900, this home was thoughtfully renovated to create a sophisticated residence. Is there anything trendier than a new home? 290 Summer Street, to-be-built in Westwood, MA, will take a New England classic, the farmhouse, and infuse it with contemporary design.
Starboard Rock, a beautifully renovated mid-century modern home on Vinalhaven, ME, features thoughtfully conceived interior spaces complemented by stunning woodwork. An iconic structure on the Maine coast can also be a stylish home for a trendsetter. The Keeper’s House on Isle au Haut is like stepping into a postcard. Another new home can be found in Wolcott Woods, a PRISM Award-winning community in Milton, MA. 64 Wolcott Woods Lane makes a statement on this historic private estate.
For the Chef
Both cooks and bakers deserve the best workspace possible.
At Greater Boston’s Lee Pond Estate, the stunning kitchen offers ample counter space as well as views of the verdant setting. Vermont’s Highlander Farm features one of the most popular design trends: a green kitchen. Dartholm, a restored and renovated year-round residence in Southwest Harbor, ME, is centered around the warm and inviting chef’s kitchen. In addition to the fully-equipped catering kitchen at Woodstock’s Three Church Street, there’s also a kitchen in the in-law suite and the loft apartment.
A gourmet kitchen was a must when creating the newly built main residence at Harbor Watch, a stunning Maine property. At Rockport Harbor Views, the heart of this contemporary residence is the kitchen/great room that features Wolf and Subzero appliances, a spacious island, a fireplace, and an elaborate butler’s pantry. The View’s gourmet kitchen makes the most of its Mount Desert Island location with granite counter tops, high top seating and high-end appliances accented by a built-in settee overlooking Norwood Cove.
For the Reader
There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book at home.
The executive suite at 85 & 87 Hancock Street in Lexington, MA, includes abundant library shelving to store your collection. Pick a book from the beveled column-defined bookshelves at Bracken Cottage and throw open the French doors to enjoy the breeze off Maine’s Penobscot Bay. If you can tear your eyes away from the views at Wheeler Bay, you can settle into your story in the comfortable open living room.
The high ceilings, skylights, and windows flood Maine’s Lower Ledge’s living spaces with light – exactly what a reader needs. Get the fire going in one of Page Hill Farm’s three Rumford fireplaces, then cozy up with your favorite novel. At Harborside on Isle au Haut, ME, bring your latest reading out onto the covered porch to enjoy this island home.
For the Movie Buff or Gamer
Whether entertaining guests or yourself, these homes come equipped with enemies to help you unwind.
At Star Hill Farm in Woodstock, VT, the grand lodge style main home includes a game room common area in the guest wing. A pub at 8 Norton’s Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, is popular during gatherings thanks to its inviting and comfortable space. 85 & 87 Hancock Street’s lower level includes not just a home theater, but also a rec/exercise room and a wine cellar.
At 1 Dexter Lane, a historic brick manor house finished in 1908, the lower level includes a billiards room with a late 1800s tournament size table plus a Prohibition-Era wine cellar. 49 Wilsondale offers a similarly equipped lower level with the addition of a full bar, game room, and workshop. For 39 Brooks Road in Lincoln, MA, a recent update has resulted in finished lower level with a gym, media room, and game room.
For the Artist
These homes not only provide space to create, but they also provide inspiration.
Seaside Farm, an exceptional waterfront Friendship, ME, property, features an artist’s studio and plenty of inspiration from the never-ending views over rolling fields, lawn and gardens to the water. On a private peninsula on Islesboro, ME, Bluff Point’s 37 acres now includes a recently constructed two-level studio/workshop. Southern Vermont views, the clean lines of the modernist architecture, and the abundance of light all make Cooper Hill an inspirational home. Among the outbuildings at Iron Horse Salt Farm in Sullivan, ME, is an artists studio, where you can capture these oceanfront vistas.
Need something else for someone on your list? Look back at Part 1 here and stay tuned for more from our Holiday Gift Guide series!