Collection of the Week: Gatsbyesque Estates

Gastbyesque EstatesBased on the latest trailer, we predict that “The Great Gatsby” movie will make the Roaring Twenties in vogue once again thanks to the beautiful period visuals that its director, Baz Luhrmann, took painstaking measures to create. Today Redfin blogged about three Long Island homes that exemplify the extravagant style of the 20s. But why stop there?

There are homes throughout the U.S. that echo the 20s in their architecture, interior design, and landscaping, and I gathered a selection in my “Gatsbyesque Estates” Redfin Collection. Rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation – attributes of the Art Deco movement – characterize many buildings from this period.

Though every home isn’t an era original, the Collection shows how the decade was an inspiration for architects and homeowners across the nation.  Here are a few of our favorites:

6415 E Exeter Blvd, Scottsdale AZ6415 E Exeter Blvd
List Price: $7,780,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 8
Listed by: Ellie E Shapiro, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

This manor estate is a private, gated oasis in Scottsdale, AZ, built in 2009. Though constructed recently, the compound exudes period charm with geometric ceilings, a winding staircase, stately grounds, chandeliers, and a private study with built-in bookcases. The main residence is more than 12,000 square feet, and a veranda on the second floor gives a sweeping vantage point over the one-acre grounds.

9 Cherry Hills Park Dr., Cherry Hills Village, CO9 Cherry Hills Park Dr 2
List Price: $9,200,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 7
Listed by: John Fitzpatrick, The Kentwood Company

This historic mansion was built in 1919, just outside of Denver. This home boasts custom brickwork, vaulted ceilings, and wood paneling, making the wrought iron railings and built-ins pop. Made for entertaining, the resort-like backyard features a rectangular pool and outdoor kitchen, as well as a re-circulating stream and pond on the grounds.

3688 Willowick, Houston, TX3688 Willowick Rd
List Price: $17,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 7
Listed by: Pene Moore, Martha Turner Properties

So the car doesn’t come with the house, but it sure does add 20s flair! Built in 2000, this three-story home features gorgeous woodwork throughout, a balcony overlooking the living room, a bayou lot and spacious marble and tile master bath. The wet bar makes it a cinch to whip up classic cocktails like chilled manhattans or mint juleps for an evening spent hosting guests or just relaxing.

26846 Pacific Coast, Hwy, Malibu, CA26848 Pacific Coast Hwy
List Price: $54,000,000
Beds:  13
Baths: 14
Listed by: Christopher Cortazzo, Coldwell Banker, Malibu West

Placed on eight acres of prime Malibu blufftop, this estate makes the most of its ocean views. Several pools add to the water appeal; 11 chandeliers grace the indoor pool room, while an infinity pool beckons from the grounds. Built in 2002, this private estate is an epic California interpretation of East Coast glamour with domed, intricate ceilings, a grand theater, a 6-bedroom guest house, art studio, 11 fireplaces and a color palette of turquoise blues, rich browns, and creams that accentuate its natural setting.