New England boasts a multitude of options for summer escapes. We combed through luxury real estate listings in five states to find the most unique opportunities, from historic manors overlooking the ocean to a mountainside hideaway that doubles as a winter wonderland.
This rustic-meets-modern, yachtlike gem offering over 17,200 square feet of heated living space is gorgeously sited on 68.5 acres in Stowe, Vt. with woodland paths, ponds and an ipe bridge leading to a gallery studio. Another standout—a sunken hot tub with a glass cube warming hut. $10.95 million, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, fourseasonssir.com
CLIFF WALK CLASSIC
Plaisance, a meticulously restored six-bedroom brick manor house built in 1926, combines formal features with modern amenities. The 1.16-acre property on the iconic Cliff Walk in Newport, R.I. features rolling lawns, rose gardens and blue-stone patios along 650 feet of oceanfront complete with private sandy beach. $12.9 million, Lila Delman Real Estate, liladelman.com
This expansive nine-bedroom Osterville estate overlooks East Bay and Nantucket Sound. Built in 1928, the current owners masterfully renovated all 11,578 square feet. The 6.86-acre property, which is surrounded by trees, includes a kidneyshaped pool, detached five-car garage with guest quarters above and a twobedroom cottage. $9.95 million, Robert Paul Properties, robertpaul.com
The Breakers on Brant Point is a classic shingled Nantucket residence with over 20,000 square feet of living space, including 16 bedroom suites, many with balconies and water views. The grounds boast a brick entry courtyard, two carriage houses and a 50-foot two-boat private dock. $29.995 million, Lee Real Estate, leerealestate.com
Known as East of Eden, this grand 15,000-square-foot historic stucco estate with red tile roof was designed by Boston architect Guy Lowell over a century ago. The 17-room Mediterranean-style villa sits on 9 acres along the rocky ledge of Frenchman Bay near Acadia National Park in Maine. $12.5 million, The Knowles Company, knowlesco.com
MOUNTAIN VIEW PHOTO BY GEOFFREY K. WOLCOTT; CLIFF WALK PHOTO BY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE; CAPE PHOTO BY TYRA PACHECO PHOTOGRAPHY; HARBOR HAVEN PHOTO BY REBECCA LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY; INCREDIBLE ACADIA PHOTO BY THE KNOWLES COMPANY