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  Lofty Goals: 5 Homes with Vaulted Ceilings

From a grand manor in Greenwich to a villa steeped in Hollywood history, these homes feature vaulted ceilings that create spaces filled with volume, light, and drama.

Midcentury Modern Oasis

Glen Ellen, California | Daniel Casabonne, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – Broadway Brokerage

This delightful three-bedroom midcentury modern home enjoys a peaceful pastoral location in the heart of wine country, just down the road from downtown Glen Ellen. Warmly hued hardwood floors, walls of glass, sliding glass doors, a stone fireplace, and lofty vaulted ceilings create a sense of airiness and welcome throughout the single-level 2,386-square-foot interiors. The oak-strewn grounds also offer lush lawns, mature landscaping, a garden area, patios, a potting shed, a hot tub, space for a swimming pool, and a detached studio.

Grand Greenwich Manor

Greenwich, Connecticut | Susie Parkin Steve ArchinoSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Recalling a stately manor in the English countryside, this 1936 residence is a bastion of classical style. The centerpiece of the home is a majestic light-filled living room with a soaring beamed ceiling, from which other spaces flow openly—dining and family rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and an oak-paneled library. Other highlights include an office, an indoor pool, a playroom, and five bedrooms. The verdant grounds boast terraces, a vine-draped pergola, colorful landscaping, mature trees, a free-form pool, and a charming one-bedroom guest cottage.

Chic Beverly Hills Villa

Beverly Hills, California | Barry PeeleSotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

At the end of a winding drive, this striking Mediterranean-style compound enjoys enviable panoramas. The 1.26-acre estate includes a four-bedroom main villa, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a luxurious lagoon-style pool with a waterfall, a bocce court, an alfresco bar, areas for open-air dining and lounging, gardens, a table tennis veranda, and garaging for four cars. The home offers chic public and private quarters, many—the living room, an expertly equipped kitchen, and a spacious owner’s suite—with voluminous vaulted ceilings.

Rare Refinement on Park Avenue

New York, New York | Serena BoardmanJulie B. HascoeEileen Angelo, & Maria Bazo, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Overlooking Park Avenue from one of Rosario Candela’s most prestigious prewar cooperative buildings, this three-bedroom residence is filled with light and regal Old World style. Proportions are generous, and ceilings soar—most notably in the central gallery, which impresses with its handsome beams and dazzling chandeliers. Hardwood floors, 18th-century English paneling, a wood-burning fireplace, a stained-glass window, and other period details contribute to the sense of self-assured elegance. A wine vault and a storage area are also included in the purchase price.

Spanish Inspiration Meets Hollywood History

Los Angeles, California | The Cilic GroupSotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage

Steeped in Hollywood history, this Spanish-inspired villa is said to have been the residence of W.C. Fields. The heart of the home is a generous living room with stunning engraved ceiling beams and a wood-burning fireplace. Other alluring spaces include a sunroom or billiards room, a chef’s kitchen, and three serene bedrooms. The living areas open to a central courtyard with a spa, an outdoor fireplace, a water feature, and colorful flowers. The Sunset Strip’s restaurants and entertainment venues are minutes away.

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