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The 7 Characteristics of a Truly Smart Home

Singapore | Veniz Kwong, List Sotheby’s International Realty How can a luxury home enter a new strata? With the integration of the latest smart technology. When working in unison, the best home automation systems are woven into the house’s design and framework to make life more effortless, more secure, and even more eco-friendly. These seven characteristics of a truly smart home provide security, efficiency, and a seamless experience.  Automated Heating and Cooling Photo courtesy of insta_photos / Shutterstock Inc. Continue reading The 7 Characteristics of a Truly Smart Home at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Glamorous Glass: 5 Homes with Stained-Glass Windows

From a modern residence in San Francisco to a getaway on the banks of the Rio Grande, these homes feature stained-glass elements that transform light into vivid, glowing color, creating accents that are both visually striking and vibrant. Modern Mediterranean San Francisco, California | Greg Fulford, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage An elegant foyer with tile-accented staircase and a luminous stained-glass window introduces this Mediterranean-inspired residence on one of the most sought-after blocks of Sea Cliff. Continue reading Glamorous Glass: 5 Homes with Stained-Glass Windows at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in October 2021

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. New York, New York | Kristi Ambrosetti, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage The actor’s success in “Rent” on Broadway allowed him to buy the NoHo studio loft, at 1 Bond Street, 23 years ago for $375,000. It is now listed for $1.95 million. The First Apartment That the Actor Anthony Rapp Bought Is for Sale – New York Times These Coastal Homes on the Market Feel Like a Lifelong Vacation – Architectural Digest Grand home with deeded beach rights to Wequaquet Lake is going for nearly $1.6 million – Cape Cod Times This Apartment Featured in “Succession” Is on the Market for $23 Million—See Inside – Yahoo! Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in October 2021 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

The Colors of Japandi Design

Aspen, Colorado | Lucy Nichols, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty The beauty of Japanese and Scandinavian interior design styles are blending together this year. The result? Japandi design, which can be used to transform a house into a welcoming, comforting, and calm sanctuary. While both styles are grounded in minimalism, Japanese design operates on the Zen Buddhist ethos of wabi-sabi, where relaxation and a connection to nature are imperative, while rustic Scandinavian design emphasizes the cozy contentment inspired by hygge. Continue reading The Colors of Japandi Design at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

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. Continue reading Lofty Goals: 5 Homes with Vaulted Ceilings at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

6 Features of Japanese Design That Are Having a Moment

Atami, Japan | List Sotheby’s International Realty Seeking peace, harmony, and tranquility at home? Perhaps it’s time to embrace the minimalism, artisanal craftsmanship, and traditional features that make Japanese design so inviting. Though Japandi style—a combination of classic Japanese and streamlined Scandinavian aesthetics—is topping trend lists this year, the foundational components of Japanese design are truly timeless. Here are six ways to effortlessly transform a home. Wabi-Sabi Cote d’Azur, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty A principle that informs Japanese design, wabi-sabi stems from the teachings of Zen Buddhism: though tricky to translate, it generally celebrates the beauty of imperfection, values minimalism over clutter, and encourages the cherishing of objects with a past or personal history. Continue reading 6 Features of Japanese Design That Are Having a Moment at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside a Sophisticated 1920s Manor in California

In the early 20th century, the award-winning team of David J. Witmer and Loyall F. Watson—celebrated architects of the American Southwest—designed numerous public buildings and private residences, which earned them renown for outdoor living spaces and homes that that encourage a relationship with their natural environment. That connection is readily apparent in this stately manor, which was built in 1929 for the Henry W. Swafford family. La Canada Flintridge, California | Heidi Lake & Tara Del Bosco, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage Impeccably maintained and tastefully updated, the home now blends an elegantly classical ambience with contemporary panache, and its tranquilly rolling 2.3-acre grounds are replete with expanses of emerald lawn and mature trees—with peaceful green spaces and a private putting green linked by footbridges recalling those at Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny. Continue reading Inside a Sophisticated 1920s Manor in California at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Off the Beaten Path: 5 Rural Retreats

In peaceful locations from the verdant reaches outside Greenwich to New Mexico’s “O’Keeffe Country,” these rural retreats enjoy plentiful privacy, inspiring views, fresh air, and interiors that are as enchanting as their surroundings. The Forest Home Healdsburg, California | Sheri Morgensen &. Jessica Wynne, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage This unique rural wine country retreat consists of four residential pavilions linked by boardwalks, two luxurious tents, and decks elevated above the forest floor on approximately 40 acres. Continue reading Off the Beaten Path: 5 Rural Retreats at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $16m | October 2021

From an equestrian compound in Ridgefield, Connecticut to timeless Georgian estate in England, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $16 million. Ridgefield, Connecticut | Krissy Blake, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage Double H Farm is an extraordinary one of a kind equestrian compound on 87 acres of lush landscaping. The four-story main house sited high with breathtaking panoramic views and outfitted with resort like amenities is the ideal retreat. Continue reading New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $16m | October 2021 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Uncorked: 5 Stylish Wine Rooms

These wine rooms go beyond mere function, storing bottles properly while incorporating eye-catching materials—such as richly hued wood and ornate ironwork—to create spaces that are both practical and attractive. Classic Calistoga Hacienda Calistoga, California | Jim Clopton & Arthur Goodrich, Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Helena Brokerage One of the most desirable estates in Calistoga, this 2.38-acre property is enveloped by vineyards at the foot of Mount St. Continue reading Uncorked: 5 Stylish Wine Rooms at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Significant Sales: August 2021

From a US$60M sale in New York to a CAD$58M sale in Canada, discover five sales represented by Sotheby’s International Realty. New York New York, New York | Nikki Field, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage, Sold for $60,000,000 Hong Kong Hong Kong | Carman Szeto & Alan Wong, List Sotheby’s International Realty, Sold for $428,000,000 HKD Australia Victoria, Australia | Patrick Sinn & Rob Curtain, Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty, Sold for $9,250,000 AUD Canada Vancouver, British Columbia | Christa Frosch, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Sold for $58,000,000 CAD California Belvedere, California | William Bullock & Lydia Sarkissian, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, Sold for $21,000,000 Discover previous editions of Significant Sales on the blog Continue reading Significant Sales: August 2021 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

What’s Old Is New Again: 5 Homes Built in the 1800s

In sought-after locations from Southampton to San Francisco, these irreplaceable homes afford the opportunity to own a personal piece of history. Serene Southampton Compound Dawn Petrillo & Pat Petrillo, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage Dating to 1893 and conscientiously renovated in 2014, this estate is nestled an idyllic gated setting. Filled with gentle light and classical charm, it features a living room with a fireplace, an oversized dining room, a sitting area with a wall of windows, a library or office, a spacious eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms, and a sunroom with a view of the backyard gardens, cabana, and heated saltwater pool. Continue reading What’s Old Is New Again: 5 Homes Built in the 1800s at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Why Choose the Luxury Ranch Life?

Bailey, Colorado | Ryan Olbrich & Jonathan Danton, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty  While there are many advantages and conveniences to urban living, there’s a special sense of freedom, pride, and stewardship that comes with owning a ranch property. For those craving a luxury retreat that features distant horizons and beautiful landscapes, as well as plenty of room for adventure, recreation, and even livestock, ranch life beckons with wide open spaces and room to roam. Continue reading Why Choose the Luxury Ranch Life? at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Open House | A Luxury Home With Eco-Friendly Features

There are plenty of reasons why having an eco-conscious luxury home is highly attractive to the modern homebuyer: sustainable living is good for the planet and promotes healthier lifestyles, of course, but eco-friendly design is also often delightfully innovative. This incredible Sakas Parish home in Western Latvia is a perfect example of luxury living harmonized with environmentally-considered design. Situated on over an acre of secluded land next to the Baltic Sea, the three-bedroom and three-bathroom home has been designed with both aesthetics and functionality in mind. Continue reading Open House | A Luxury Home With Eco-Friendly Features at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Bound to Impress: 5 Homes with Handsome Libraries

Nothing compares to the experience of relaxing with a good book. From light-filled and contemporary to formal and wood-clad, these five libraries are ideal for displaying and enjoying a collection of favored volumes. Luxurious Light-Filled Loft Manhattan, New York | Roberta Golubock, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage  With a versatile layout and numerous oversized windows providing wonderful light and views of Flatiron District landmarks, this custom-designed 1,671-square-foot loft is the largest two-bedroom residence in the Cammeyer building, which once housed the world’s largest shoe store. Continue reading Bound to Impress: 5 Homes with Handsome Libraries at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Farm to Table at Home | 5 Properties With Garden Plots

There’s a keen satisfaction that comes from tending to one’s own garden or orchard, and with an increased interest in self-sustainability as of late, it’s no wonder homeowners are turning to their own garden plots for dining inspiration. From vegetable gardens to orchards and olive groves, there’s little else quite like harvesting a bounty from your own property.  The right space and conditions are needed to achieve farm to table dining at home, and these five luxury properties are all set with spectacular garden plots to make it possible. Continue reading Farm to Table at Home | 5 Properties With Garden Plots at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: Take a Virtual Tour of a Sprawling Mountain Home in Park City, Utah

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this  week’s Video of the Week.  Park City, Utah | Michael LaPay & Rachel Taylor Retzer, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty  This home is perfectly situated on its own 3.2 acres overlooking 25 acres of ponds, open space, a year-round stream and panoramic ski run views. Continue reading Video of the Week: Take a Virtual Tour of a Sprawling Mountain Home in Park City, Utah at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Global Getaways: Luxury Rental Market Spotlight on New Zealand

We recently explored why a luxury rental in the Balearics might be your next real estate investment; now let’s take a closer look at a country with a thriving luxury rental market and hear directly from our local area experts there. New Zealand Queenstown, New Zealand | New Zealand Luxury Rental Homes, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty  The island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean famous for its remoteness and beauty ranks highly globally for quality of life, economics, and education to name a few. Continue reading Global Getaways: Luxury Rental Market Spotlight on New Zealand at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Culinary Color: 5 Homes with Vibrant Kitchen Cabinetry

Just as a shower of herbs or flaky sea salt brings extra life to any dish, the colorful kitchen cabinets in these five homes really spice up their spaces. Old Santa Fe Trail Compound Santa Fe, New Mexico | Paul McDonald, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown Brokerage One of Santa Fe’s most significant estates, this expansive property exemplifies the city’s distinctive style and ambience. Continue reading Culinary Color: 5 Homes with Vibrant Kitchen Cabinetry at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Swing Life Away: 5 Homes with Delightful Front Porches

More than mere introductions, the front porches of these homes are destinations in their own right, perfect for relaxing and appreciating their settings and the best of every season. Colonial Charm in Greenwich Greenwich, Connecticut | Carol Clarke, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage Just minutes from the restaurants and shops of Greenwich Avenue, this delightful historic townhouse begins with a breezy classic front porch. The traditional charm continues in a living room with a gas fireplace, a soaring ceiling, and access to a handsome mahogany deck. Continue reading Swing Life Away: 5 Homes with Delightful Front Porches at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

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New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $20m | September 2021

From an architectural masterpiece in Singapore to an idyllic retreat on the Gulf of Mexico, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $20 million. Singapore Singapore | Steve Tay, List Sotheby’s International Realty  Situated on elevated grounds, this amazing architectural masterpiece has a two-level garage that accommodate up to 20 cars, plenty of living and entertainment spaces, fully fitted theater, a wine cellar, a gym, and a gorgeous expansive swimming pool with the best views. Continue reading New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $20m | September 2021 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Rustic Meets Refined in These 4 Modern Farmhouses

In idyllic locations from Carmel to Connecticut, these modern farmhouses begin with one of architecture’s most classic motifs and give charming rusticity a stylish modern spin. California’s Relaxed Luxury Santa Ynez, California | Patty Murphy, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Ynez Valley Brokerage On 17 acres in Woodstock Ranch, this five-bedroom home is filled with spaces that are effortlessly elegant and refreshingly casual. Contributing to the inviting ambience are wide-plank wood floors, soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a wraparound deck ideal for alfresco dining while appreciating views of the San Rafael Wilderness. Continue reading Rustic Meets Refined in These 4 Modern Farmhouses at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

4 Charming Courtyards to Welcome You Home

Courtyards are by no means a modern architectural revelation, though they have surged in popularity in recent years as architects look to capitalize on natural light and outdoors spaces. Traditionally an open-air area surrounded by buildings or walls, courtyards are found in homes dating back to 6400 BC, and are equally effective in condensed urban environments and rambling rural settings. Today, not only do courtyards provide fresh air and natural light, but they have vast landscaping, entertaining, and relaxation potential as well.  Continue reading 4 Charming Courtyards to Welcome You Home at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Global Getaways: Luxury Rental Market Spotlight on Spain’s Balearic Islands

Mallorca | Nadine Woitas, Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty  We recently explored why a luxury rental might be your next real estate investment; now let’s take a closer look at a country with a thriving luxury rental market and hear directly from our local area experts there. Balearic Islands, Spain Ibiza | Nadine Woitas, Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty  The famed Spanish archipelago just off the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula is known as an international travel destination, for its Mediterranean climate, and its four islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. Continue reading Global Getaways: Luxury Rental Market Spotlight on Spain’s Balearic Islands at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Exuberant Entries: 5 Homes with Colorful Front Doors

In desirable locales from East Coast to West, these inviting homes greet visitors with front doors that provide welcoming doses of cheerful eye-catching color. Charming Carmel Cottage Carmel, California | Noel Beutel & Steve Beutel, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage Meticulously remodeled and exemplifying the storybook charm of a cottage in the English countryside, this enchanting three-bedroom home in the picturesque village of Carmel-by-the-Sea is introduced by a striking red front door—a traditional symbol of warmth, welcome, and safety. Continue reading Exuberant Entries: 5 Homes with Colorful Front Doors at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Castles at Scale | 5 Homes With Majestic Turrets

In fairy tales, castles play host to adventure, celebration, and romance, so it’s no wonder that castle living is a dream that carries over into real life. While modern castles are a rarity, the architectural style of these storied structures can still be found around the world for those who seek it—and turrets are just one of these magical elements. Primarily constructed on medieval castles, these distinct exterior towers were historically used for scouting and impeding attacking enemies. Continue reading Castles at Scale | 5 Homes With Majestic Turrets at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Pier Pressure: 5 Waterfront Homes with Docks

The perfect buoys for modern-day living, these five homes feature docks that offer access to all the delights of the water, whether it be a creek, a lake, or an ocean. Charming Lakefront Compound Riverside, Connecticut | Leslie McElwreath, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage On 1.5 landscaped acres at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac in desirable Riverside, this charming five-bedroom retreat enjoys idyllic water views from nearly every room and is replete with high ceilings, oversized windows, and floods of natural light. Continue reading Pier Pressure: 5 Waterfront Homes with Docks at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Back to the Land in the Lone-Star State: The Luxury Ranches of Texas

In the American consciousness, a Texas ranch has always been the pinnacle of pastoral living. Bordered by rivers and opening onto the sea, Texas offers unparalleled breathtaking expanses, spanning plains, steppes, hills, forests, and finally, the coast. All of this is enhanced by the presence and proximity of some of the nation’s most beloved cultural capitals. For homeowners who have set their sights on a property with ample space to breathe and room to roam, Texas might be on the horizon, presenting choices that are as ideal as they are idyllic. Continue reading Back to the Land in the Lone-Star State: The Luxury Ranches of Texas at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Attention to Detail: 5 Homes with Distinctive Bathroom Tile

Few spaces in the modern home take higher design priority than a lavish bath. With tilework featuring striking details and vibrant hues, these five baths are sure to make a splash. Lakefront Luxury Kingwood, Texas | Dana Olejniczak, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty  On a lakefront cul-de-sac with spectacular views, this 8,692-square-foot manor has a thoughtful layout that includes an inviting living space; a chic kitchen with quartzite countertops; billiards, game, and media rooms; balconies; and a resort-like backyard with an outdoor fireplace, a summer kitchen, a water-view gazebo, and a boat house. Continue reading Attention to Detail: 5 Homes with Distinctive Bathroom Tile at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: Take a Virtual Tour of a Idyllic Forested Home in Sagle, Idaho

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this  week’s Video of the Week.  Sagle, Idaho | Cindy Bond, Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty Surrounded on three sides by National Forest with 1,400 feet of pristine Lake Pend Oreille frontage, this unique estate lives up to its name Lake Heaven. Intertwining elegance, nature, and country living, this 6,617 square-foot home with inspirational views from every room is only a piece of the 106.07-acre estate. Continue reading Video of the Week: Take a Virtual Tour of a Idyllic Forested Home in Sagle, Idaho at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $20m | August 2021

From a historic farm house in Portugal to waterfront Nantucket escape, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $20 million. Portugal Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty Quinta da Abrigada is a monument with more than five centuries of history, purchased in 1534 by the ancestors of the current owners to Fernando Alvares Cabral, son of the navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral. It is a country house full of charm and tradition, surrounded by romantic woods and sycamores with a gorgeous view to the Montejunto mountain, just 30 minutes from the Lisbon’s airport. Continue reading New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $20m | August 2021 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Play Ball! 4 Homes with Bocce Courts

A rousing game of bocce—on a private court just steps from a home filled with sophisticated spaces and luxurious amenities—is the perfect way to pass some time alfresco during the last warm weeks of summer. Wine Country Compound Kenwood, California | Tina Shone, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage Home to five acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, olive and fruit trees, and gardens, this delightful 10-acre compound in Kenwood features a charming five-bedroom 5,000-square-foot residence and two similarly styled guesthouses. Continue reading Play Ball! 4 Homes with Bocce Courts at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Home as Oasis | 6 Nature-Inspired Trends to Incorporate Into Your Design

Auckland, New Zealand | Pene Milne, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty A home is much more than a place to rest your head at night—it’s a personal sanctuary and the starting point for everyday living. With the hustle and bustle of modern life, it’s no wonder nature-inspired décor is appearing in luxury homes across the country. This approach to interiors mimics the hues, textures, and materials of the outdoors, and helps to recreate the feeling of peace often inspired by a walk in the woods or an afternoon by the sea. Continue reading Home as Oasis | 6 Nature-Inspired Trends to Incorporate Into Your Design at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Transcending Trends: 4 Enduring Midcentury Modern Homes

Fine examples of one of history’s most popular architectural styles, these four homes feature clean simplicity, open floor plans, gentle organic and geometric forms, and walls of glass encouraging an integration with nature. Masterfully Renovated Midcentury Classic Pasadena, California | Richard Yohon, Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage This iconic three-bedroom midcentury modern home in a gated Pasadena community was designed by John Galbraith, built in 1956, and masterfully restored. Continue reading Transcending Trends: 4 Enduring Midcentury Modern Homes at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

5 Ideas for Unexpected Wall Coverings

When it comes to your walls, a simple paint job or swath of wallpaper can completely transform a space. If you’re looking for something a bit more unexpected, though, there are a few less common options for the ambitious designer looking to really make an impact. From murals and frescoes to walls covered in antique mirrors, there’s no shortage of inspiring and one-of-a-kind wall treatments that feel like a departure from the ordinary. Continue reading 5 Ideas for Unexpected Wall Coverings at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

5 Ways to Welcome in Maximalism Through Color

Minimalism has its appeal, but it’s hard to argue that maximalism doesn’t deserve its share of the design spotlight. In contrast to the pared-down aesthetics of minimalism and its Scandinavian neutrals, maximalism makes the claim that more is better. Instead of white walls and sparse decorative elements, think saturated colors, layered textures, and eclectic pieces that contribute to a bold and undeniably unique space. If you feel ready to embrace maximalist design in your home, a good place to start is by introducing some color. Continue reading 5 Ways to Welcome in Maximalism Through Color at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

5 Stylish Swimming Pools That Make a Splash

Few things are more enticing than a refreshing swim or float during the long, hot days of summer. These dazzling pools—in locations from Connecticut to California—encourage outdoor enjoyment and relaxation in sophisticated settings. Wine Country Retreat in Sonoma, California Sheri Morgensen, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage On a tree-covered hillside in an exclusive gated Sonoma community, this thoughtfully designed three-bedroom home boasts a multilevel floor plan ideal for consummate indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. Continue reading 5 Stylish Swimming Pools That Make a Splash at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: Take a Virtual Tour of a Contemporary Waterfront Home in Williamsburg, Virginia

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this  week’s Video of the Week.  Williamsburg, Virginia | Mike Stevens & Bo Steele, The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty Experience Williamsburg Waterfront living at its finest in this custom-built 4,100-square-foot contemporary home with gorgeous curb appeal. Sited on private 1.653 acres and 370 feet of river frontage with expansive views of the York River and a Private Dock with Boat Lift, this stunning home has been designed to capture views from every room. Continue reading Video of the Week: Take a Virtual Tour of a Contemporary Waterfront Home in Williamsburg, Virginia at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside an Inspiring Palazzo in Houston

During the Italian renaissance, palazzi—palaces—were built for royalty by such architectural luminaries as Michelozzi and Palladio. With its iconic symmetrical design, neat rows of windows, and sturdy prominent cornices, this 9,638-square-foot three-story residence would look perfectly at home among the palazzi in Rome, Florence, and Venice. Instead, it enjoys a prime position on a coveted block in the exclusive leafy environs of Houston’s Tanglewood and is the work of award-winning area architect Robert Dame. Continue reading Inside an Inspiring Palazzo in Houston at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Taking It Outdoors | 5 Standout Patios to Welcome In Summer

Is there any greater pleasure than having a perfect outdoor space at home? A patio for enjoying fresh air and unencumbered views is a true essential for luxury living—and the best outdoor spaces are complemented by convenient amenities. Whether lounging in the shade or entertaining over dinner, you’ll find plenty of summer design inspiration in these five remarkable patios. A Private Neoclassical Residence in Houston, Texas Walter Bering, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Central Houston Brokerage Within easy reach of Houston’s attractions, this stately, seven-bedroom home provides exceptional seclusion—ideal for enjoying peace and quiet on 9,800 square feet of heated patio and terraces. Continue reading Taking It Outdoors | 5 Standout Patios to Welcome In Summer at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Game, Set, Match: 5 Homes with Tennis Courts

Keeping an eye on the ball could be difficult thanks to the settings of these inviting tennis courts, all located on the grounds of impressive estates in exclusive locations from the Hamptons to Beverly Hills. Gated Beverly Hills Haven Victoria Risko, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage The centerpiece of this regal gated Beverly Hills estate—which consists of two legal parcels—is a distinctive modern residence with a media room and bar, a temperature-controlled wine room, a chef’s kitchen, staff and guest quarters, an elevator, and a terrace. Continue reading Game, Set, Match: 5 Homes with Tennis Courts at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

The Global Resident | Part 7 – Japan

As the landscape of the world continues to change every day, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these investments will inevitably mean relocation to a new home – and potentially even a new country. In this continuing series we’ll explore destinations around the world with benefits like residency and citizenship by investment programs, tax incentives, and more, as well as hear from local experts throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand network along the way. Continue reading The Global Resident | Part 7 – Japan at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside an Authentic California Hacienda

If any architectural style can be said to epitomize California’s aesthetic, Spanish Colonial Revival would be in the running. Combining Baroque, Moorish, Mexican, and Craftsman influences, the style rose to popularity in Southern California after its introduction to the United States in the early 20th century, and while it remains more prevalent in the state’s southern region, it feels perfectly fitting in the rolling vineyard-strewn countryside of Napa. Bringing to mind the winemaking villas of the fruitful Iberian Peninsula —as well as the famed Spanish-inspired manors of Santa Barbara and Montecito—this grand hacienda is an ideal setting for a timeless wine country life. Continue reading Inside an Authentic California Hacienda at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Flame On: 5 Homes with Outdoor Fire Pits and Fireplaces

Whether set in the remote woods of Connecticut or overlooking the Pacific Coast, a stylish fire pit can turn any backyard or terrace into a warm, welcoming alfresco oasis. Classic Coastal Style Pacific Palisades, California | Barbara Boyle, Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage High above sandy beaches and crashing waves, this 9,380-square-foot estate exudes classic coastal style and boasts formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen flowing to a family room and breakfast area, a library, a billiards room with a wine cellar, and a game room or gym. Continue reading Flame On: 5 Homes with Outdoor Fire Pits and Fireplaces at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $17m | July 2021

From a modern architectural masterpiece in Switzerland to homes in Colorado, Canada, and California, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $17 million. Cologny, Switzerland Alan Bazbaz, Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty  Atypical architecture, large volumes, privacy, and exceptional living environment are the watchwords to describe this property. This extraordinary villa with its incredible architecture was built in 1990 on a large park of almost 6,500 square-meters. Continue reading New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $17m | July 2021 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside The Villa Sophia

Although perched on a hill in Los Feliz—a prime L.A. location north of the Boulevard with enviable views of the Griffith Observatory and other landmarks—this quintessential villa surrounded by palms, vibrant flowers, and manicured cypress trees looks in every way plucked straight from the rolling hillsides of Tuscany. Los Angeles, California | Richard Yohon, Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage In fact, the home is thoroughly steeped in 20th-century American cultural history. Continue reading Inside The Villa Sophia at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

The Bold and the Beautiful: 5 Homes with Eye-Catching Interior Paint

Choosing classic paint shades is an effortless way to create a reliably stylish ambience in a home, but these plucky residences turn the sophistication up a notch with vivid, often unexpected doses of color. Consummate San Francisco Style San Francisco, California | Gael Bruno, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage On the top floor of a stately Edwardian building in San Francisco’s fabled Ashbury Heights neighborhood, this charming remodeled two-bedroom condominium home displays delightful period details and handsome craftsmanship. Continue reading The Bold and the Beautiful: 5 Homes with Eye-Catching Interior Paint at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Projecting Positivity | 5 Homes Primed for Outdoor Movie Nights

While a trip to the cinema is a rewarding experience, curling up to watch a film in the privacy of your own home is a special luxury—especially when you can take the movies outdoors. Setting is a crucial part of any film and residence: where we live shapes our own story, and sets the stage for a narrative to unfold. Whether settling in to watch a Hollywood classic or screening a modern blockbuster for maximum family fun, here are five luxury homes all set for outdoor movie nights. Continue reading Projecting Positivity | 5 Homes Primed for Outdoor Movie Nights at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

From Yoga to Barre | 5 Inspiring Spaces for All Your At-Home Workouts

The past year has called for adaptation, and we’ve seen the ripple effects in how and where we do our fitness routines. The home gym or workout area is now just as ubiquitous as the home office, and for good reason. The ability to cater your workout space to your own fitness needs—whether your practice includes yoga, online bootcamps, or elliptical training—allows for a better work-life balance, leading to more flexibility in your day. Continue reading From Yoga to Barre | 5 Inspiring Spaces for All Your At-Home Workouts at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

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