5 second homes with soaring ceilings and epic windows

Published Date: January 17, 2023

When you’re enjoying a second home surrounded by snowy mountains, sun-drenched beaches, stunning desert or picturesque vineyards, you want to make the most of every vista. With high ceilings and massive windows, these five Pacaso second homes surround you with plenty of natural light and incredible views. 

Stunning Scottsdale

With design cues from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, this home’s great room really lives up to its name. Seventeen-foot ceilings made of rustic imported wood add warmth to the neutral-toned space, while floor-to-ceiling windows let in endless desert sunshine. Tulum Oasis’ window wall also opens to a one-acre outdoor space with a gas fire pit, grassy lawn, BBQ grill, outdoor dining space and backyard pool. Living room of a Scottsdale second home with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings and modern decor

Pacaso listing: Tulum Oasis - Scottsdale, AZ

Beach breezes

Just three houses from West Cliff Drive and the water, this Santa Cruz stunner is a modern, minimalist getaway that puts you walking distance from this beach town’s coolest spots. While all five bedrooms deliver ample natural light, the private primary bedroom boasts windows that highlight the peaked roof and peekaboo ocean views. Best of all, the bedroom opens to a roof terrace with a fireplace, TV and even better views. 

Pacaso listing: Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA

Four stories of views 

When you vacation in Vail, you want to soak up every single mountain vista. And at Versant, you can. This stunning hillside home offers clean modern lines, wood and stone elements and mountain views as far as the eye can see. While it’s beautiful all year round, the home puts on its most impressive show in winter. Located just 500 feet from the Simba ski run, it welcomes you home after a long day on the slopes with cozy fireplaces, soaking tubs, and gorgeous alpenglow views.

Pacaso listing: Versant - Vail, CO

A woodsy escape 

Located just a short walk from the water, this home’s endless array of windows gives the illusion of living in a luxury Lake Tahoe treehouse. It’s no wonder this property is called Star Gaze. Peaked windows and skylights sprinkled throughout the home let in ample light during the daylight hours and give you a front-row seat to starry skies at night. Want a completely unobstructed view? Take a dip in the backyard hot tub and watch for shooting stars. a living room with a fireplace and a large glass table

Pacaso listing: Star Gaze - Incline Village, NV

Wine country wonder

It’s that famous sunshine that makes the wine grapes grow so perfectly in California Wine Country. This Sonoma second home puts you right in the center of it all with rooms that bathe you in natural light. On a crisp morning, sit by the fireplace and take in sweeping valley views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Later in the day, enjoy a farm-to-table dinner in the golden backdrop of the early-evening sun. 

Pacaso listing: Manzanita - Glen Ellen, CA

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