Art plays a key role in interior design and home decor, but some properties become masterpieces in and of themselves for their ability to showcase gallery-worthy collections while offering residents a life of luxury, style and ease. With specially commissioned murals, sculpture gardens, ample space and incredible natural light, these listings will appeal to seasoned collectors and budding art enthusiasts alike.
1328 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos VerdesPrepare to be wowed as soon as you enter this custom Palos Verdes estate. Above the dramatic curvilinear staircase, find a specially commissioned mural by world-renowned South African artist Faith47. Designer tiles, patterned ceilings and luxe finishes make the home feel like a work of art itself, and the windows elegantly frame views of Santa Monica Bay. Kevin Dees, Allie Lutz and Sebastian Spader hold the listing.
6732 Hepburn Way, Los AngelesListed by Kevin Stewart of the Grauman Rosenfeld Group, this Hollywood hideaway epitomizes eclectic elegance. Natural light blankets a layout that provides ample opportunity to display your art collection. Painted coffered ceilings and a staircase-adjacent feature wall will surround you in your favorite works.
The Agency Development Group represents this new luxury hotel and collection of residences owned by the Montage Hotels and Resorts group. The devotion to art becomes apparent as soon as you pull up to the entrance and see a commissioned sculptural tree featuring mother-of-pearl leaves and Swarovski crystals. In the lobby, find a multifaceted sculpture by British Los Angeles-based artist Anthony James and continue on to find a full in-house collection curated by Lendrum Fine Art featuring dozens of local and internationally acclaimed artists.
Villa Solé, Malibu Irene Dazzan-Palmer’s listing, Villa Solé, is a rare private retreat prominently located on the coveted Malibu Bluffs. Fully reimagined by renowned celebrity designer Malgosia Migdal and noteworthy Fun-Bu Developers, the estate’s impressive pivot doors open to reveal not only breathtaking ocean views but curated art, including various high-end New York-made interior lighting designs and custom works. Each piece of art is attentively integrated throughout the estate’s interior, plus, the European plaster walls are primed for gallery displays.
1691 Crespi Lane, Pebble BeachDesigned by award-winning Sterling-Huddleson Architecture and styled by famed designer John Newcomb, this masterpiece offers a serene and luxurious setting to entertain, soak in panoramic ocean views and showcase the finest art collection. The home welcomes you with a private sculpture garden and opens to a breathtaking two-level floor plan that includes its own art gallery. Mauricio Umansky and Cicily Sterling hold the listing.
35 East 9th Street Apt 72, Greenwich VillageFind this calming oasis amidst the energy of New York City. A unique pre-war duplex with soaring coffered ceilings and walls of windows, the showstopper in this home is the primary bedroom’s gorgeous one-of-a-kind mural painted by Russ Elliot, who worked on the famous Bemelemans Bar and Erté murals in the Upper East Side’s iconic Rosewood Carlyle Hotel. Jon Amundsen holds the listing.
1 Hanson Pl #9-GH, BrooklynConstructed in 1929 as the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, the landmark Fort Greene building (which remained the tallest in Brooklyn until 2009) that houses this residence is also home to a slew of Brooklyn-based artists and luxury amenities. This rare offering resulted from combining two units, providing its future owners with modern comfort and the perfect setting to grow their art collection along with memories. Paul LeMarc Brown holds the listing.
29 Pillow Road, AustinEnjoy the calm of an art gallery with the comfort and privacy of home. A Parallel Architecture designed this residence — lovingly dubbed Collector’s House — around the ability to showcase an art collection both indoors and out. Organic materials juxtapose clean architectural lines, while walls of glass bathe the space in natural light. Mike Mogavero holds the listing.
311 Bay St #4801, TorontoA palatial 3,500-square-foot condo in downtown Toronto, this residence has been designed to perfection. Extravagant black and white marble floors invite you to curate a modern monochromatic home or make a colorful collection of pop art really pop. Peter Torkan holds the listing.