If you are a dedicated follower of high fashion, you take your style notes from the runways of Paris, New York, London, and Milan. When it comes to high-fashion living spaces, take your cues from this Luxury Defined collection of chic homes designed with haute couture in mind. For the model, the designer, the stylist, or the fashionista for whom “retail therapy” is both art form and lifestyle, a luxury home must offer certain amenities: A vast, walk-in wardrobe, a decadent dressing room, a lavishly styled bathroom, and other custom features are de rigeur for both storage and display. So whether your personal style is a designer gown or a bespoke suit, a Modernist urban villa or a Gatsbyesque country estate, these homes’ on-trend features can be the ultimate fashion accessory.
Lakefront Manor in Cornelius, North Carolina
This stately residence sits on a point lot with 280 feet of shoreline on Lake Norman. Remodeled in 2019, the property offers up-to-the-minute amenities for the contemporary lifestyle. The grandly appointed owner’s suite features a 245-square-foot walk-in closet, morning kitchen, and spa-like bathroom. Two en suite bedrooms and a recreation room with built-in bunks for extended family or guests round out the upper level. The main level of the home comprises several reception rooms, including the two-story great room, lakeside dining room, dream kitchen, office/study, in-law suite, and three-car garage. Furthering the resort atmosphere is an outdoor entertaining area with summer kitchen and outdoor firepit, a saltwater pool, and a dock with covered deck, 3.3-ton boatlift, and Jet Ski ports.
The Woodlands Estate in Houston, Texas
This stylish two-acre estate overlooks the Bear Branch Reserve and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at the Club at Carlton Woods in Houston, Texas. Completely remodeled in 2013, the property melds classic details with contemporary luxuries. The entrance gallery, with its Egyptian Crystal chandelier and 25 floor-to-ceiling glass walls, sets the stage for the lavish features within. Among them, a sensational “walk-in wardrobe” measuring more than 3,000 square feet. Thought to be the largest residential closet in the United States, this fashion oasis spans three floors, connected by a floating staircase, and features a hair and makeup station, accessories room, shoe salon, dressing area, and even a Champagne bar. Other highlights include a wine room with tasting area, gym, theater, wet bar, main bedroom suite with spa bathroom, and outdoor kitchen with covered veranda and spectacular lap pool.
Residence #1102 at No. 155 Cumberland Street, Toronto, Canada
Modern architecture and exceptional interior design converge to sophisticated effect at this condominium in Toronto’s tony Yorkville neighborhood. The luxurious three-bedroom, three-bathroom “smart home” is one of just 15 exclusive residences at No. 155 Cumberland Street, a luxury building just a block from the high-end fashion boutiques of the “Mink Mile”—Toronto’s answer to Fifth Avenue. The highlight of the home is the 2,710-square-foot sheltered terrace. Designed by landscape architect Ron Holbrook, it features a fireplace, separate dining and living areas, a sculpture garden, and a bird’s-eye view of the city skyline. Inside, 130 feet of floor-to-ceiling glass in the principal rooms capture the views. The owner’s suite has double doors to the terrace, a cozy sitting area, sumptuous bathroom, and a custom-designed dressing room with ample closet space and a laundry area. There’s also a gourmet kitchen, gym, two parking spaces, and concierge service.
Iron Horse Estate in Whitefish, Montana
This new, turnkey-ready mountain home sits on 2.25 acres in the Iron Horse golf community in Whitefish, Montana, minutes from Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort. The fully furnished, 4,200 square feet of interior spaces share a palette of cool grays and warm tans accented with dark wood trims and stonework, illuminated by custom light fixtures and big windows offering views of the mountains and Flathead Lake. A sleek, glass-enclosed elevator serves all three levels. The main-floor custom kitchen has dual dishwashers, refrigerator drawers, a wine cooler, and breakfast bar. Chief among the three bedrooms (with three full and two half bathrooms) is the magnificent owner’s suite with its custom, walkabout closet, infrared sauna, luxurious spa bathroom, sitting room with fireplace, and a private terrace with hot tub. The media room has a golf simulator, and there’s also an office, two covered outdoor entertaining areas, and a heated garage and workshop.
Modernist Villa in Los Nogales, Chile
This modernist villa in the leafy Santiago neighborhood of Los Nogales echoes Le Corbusier with its clean lines and fluid, light-infused floorplan. The two-story entrance hall is a striking gallery-like space with a vast wall of glass, with traditional Chilean stonework and finishes offset by a wooden ceiling. A floating staircase rises to a mezzanine balcony enclosed in glass. Below it are the main-floor living room and eat-in kitchen. Both open to a stone terrace with barbecue and alfresco dining space. There are four en suite bedrooms, all on the main level to access to the surrounding gardens and resort-worthy pool. The primary suite has an elegant dressing room with wood-panelled closets and built-in shelves. The second floor is dedicated to recreation and relaxation with a gym, sauna, and terrace with Jacuzzi. There’s also a large family room with a bathroom. A security system and centralized central heating are further amenities.
Tudor-Inspired Manor House in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
This Tudor-style fieldstone manor house is sited on 1.3 wooded acres near Valley Forge National Historical Park. Its steep gables, oriel windows and towering chimneys enclose four spacious bedrooms, with five full and two partial bathrooms. The great room, with its wall of windows onto the stone veranda, offers a two-story hearth and a bar lounge. Beside it are the open chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, and formal dining room. Adjoining the kitchen is a large, screened family room with a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings overlooking the outdoor spaces. The owner’s suite has a sitting area, gas fireplace, tray ceiling with recessed lighting, and a double door onto the veranda. Its walk-in closet has custom shelves, drawers, and hanging closets as well. The suite’s private bathroom has a marble vanity, glass vessel sinks, soaking tub, and a shower clad in riverstone. Above the great room, a balustraded bridge links a guest suite with a reception room with half bathroom, another en suite bedroom, exercise and Pilates rooms. The lower level has a massage room, half bathroom, shower room, laundry, and opens to a lanai. Stone archways and an outdoor kitchenette/bar area lead out to the sundeck, firepit, and pool (with an automated cover and submerged seating area).