From New York to California, these distinctive homes feature stained-glass accents that are visually striking and vibrant, transmitting light and transforming it into color.

Enchanting Edwardian

Wendy Storch | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

On a peaceful block in Noe Valley, this delightful multilevel Edwardian home features a living room, a dining room, a family room, a custom eat-in kitchen, two bedrooms—including a primary suite with a deck overlooking the backyard garden—and an in-law suite with a kitchen and bath. Dating to 1913, it has been thoughtfully updated yet retains lovely period detail, from inlaid hardwood flooring, coved ceilings, two fireplaces, and a built-in buffet hutch to artisanal stained glass.

Inviting Midcentury Aerie

Mary Lou Castellanos | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

On a cul-de-sac where Russian Hill meets North Beach, this two-level midcentury modern condominium home was recently carefully updated. Highlights include three bedrooms, an open living and dining room with skyline and bay views, a sunroom that would make an ideal office or media room, a wraparound rooftop terrace, a backyard garden, and an inviting kitchen with porcelain countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and an original stained-glass window. Residents benefit from parking, storage space, and an elevator.

Upper East Side Elegance

Nikki Field | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Uniting prewar details with modern conveniences, this classic residence at a coveted address between Fifth and Madison Avenues features a formal dining room with a one-of-a-kind Bastien Carré LED light sculpture, a windowed chef’s kitchen, and two bedrooms. The pièce de resistance is a living room with 16-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace with an antique mantle, Marmorino plaster walls, specialty Lutron lighting, and 10 carefully restored 17th-century Swiss armorial stained-glass panels.

Mediterranean-Style Oasis

John Galich | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Surrounded by private gardens, picturesque courtyards, multiple fountains, lush plantings, and a secluded pool terrace with an outdoor fireplace, this three-bedroom 1928 villa in a desirable neighborhood combines beautiful vintage details with chicly updated spaces, including the kitchen and baths. Every room on the main level opens to the beguiling grounds. Among the eye-catching period elements are deeply hued hardwood floors, trussed ceiling beams, colorful tile, wrought ironwork, and stained-glass windows that highlight soaring ceilings.