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The Lounge Life: Five Homes Ideal for Indoor-Outdoor Living

In desirable locales from East Hampton to San Francisco, these five homes are perfect for the long, lovely days of summer, blending spaces for enjoying the outdoors with easy access to interior comforts and conveniences. Sleek Modern Style in Sagaponack Beate V. Moore, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage Designed by esteemed architect Steven Harris, this thoroughly modern farmhouse sits on 1.3 emerald acres just a block from the beach. Continue reading The Lounge Life: Five Homes Ideal for Indoor-Outdoor Living at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Final Week in May 2022

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Marrakech, Morocco | David Monterin, Morocco Sotheby’s International Realty  Built at the centre of the Majorelle botanic garden, a one-hectare landscape of exotic plants and cacti, Majorelle’s creative retreat took on an electric hue that contrasted with the so-called ‘ochre city’ within the old walls, moments away. Own a historic villa next to Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech – The Spaces ‘The Conjuring’ House Summons $1.525 Million—a 27% Increase From Its Original Ask – Wall Street Journal 6 eye-catching homes from the 1960s – The Week ‘Floating Farmhouse’ in Upstate New York Asks $2.875 Million – Wall Street Journal The Connecticut estate where Mark Twain lived for the last 2 years of his life is listed for $3.9 million – Business Insider Should You Buy a House Based on a Virtual Property Viewing? Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Final Week in May 2022 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Open House | Dockside Living in the Berkshires

To live in the Berkshires is a privilege. To live in the Berkshires beside a pristine, 33-acre lake on a gated property is a rare gift, reserved only for the phenomenally lucky. Gladys Montgomery – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Exploring this lakefront compound, it’s clear there are few things more desirable than a home located steps away from a private deck, an exclusive dock, and a stretch of calm water. Continue reading Open House | Dockside Living in the Berkshires at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: A Secluded Modern Home in New Canaan, Connecticut

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  New Canaan, Connecticut | Fatou Niang, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty In Connecticut, a modern farmhouse meets SOHO loft. On 2.65 secluded acres at the end of a long tree-lined driveway sits this stunning modern/contemporary home. The stunning design features beautiful views of the outdoors from every floor-to ceiling window and every bedroom, carefully engineered materials and energy-saving components throughout, and skylights throughout. Continue reading Video of the Week: A Secluded Modern Home in New Canaan, Connecticut at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside a Versace-Curated Palazzo in Manhattan

Haute couture icon Gianni Versace was renowned for his use of vivid colors, bold prints, and a general reverence for luxurious classicism. In the 1980s, he expanded his empire to include housewares, furnishings, and textiles and eventually applied his talents to stage designs for operas, ballets, and other productions. Versace employed his skills from all these arenas in the curation of his own home, this grand six-level Baroque Italian palazzo one block from Central Park, which he purchased in 1995 and thoroughly redesigned—and which the current owners have meticulously maintained and restored. Continue reading Inside a Versace-Curated Palazzo in Manhattan at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Life of Luxury | The Endless Creativity of Cannes

It seems fitting that many of the most familiar landmarks of the Côte d’Azur were constructed during the Belle Époque (the “beautiful epoch”). Opulent buildings colored white and cream stand as mementoes of a Golden Age of European art and science.  You can find spectacular examples of this in Cannes—like the Hôtel de Ville, completed between 1876 and 1877, as well as this gorgeous manor built just a few years later, in 1880. Continue reading Life of Luxury | The Endless Creativity of Cannes at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Compound Interest: 5 Private Estates

These stylish compounds—from California to Connecticut—are ideal private retreats perfect for swimming, stargazing, sports, or simply relaxing indoors and out. California Country Club Compound Lea Johnson, Sotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage This classic California compound enjoys a premier location in the gated North Ranch Country Club Estates of Westlake Village. The private approximately 3.16-acre grounds feature a dramatic single-story six-bedroom villa with an attached four-car garage, a generous motor court with a fountain, a large freestanding guesthouse, three swimming pools—one with a spa—a pool house, a playground, and lush manicured grounds with cascading waterfalls. Continue reading Compound Interest: 5 Private Estates at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in May 2022

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Malibu, California | Eric Lavey, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage The dreamy three-bedroom property is a perfect beach spot, painted bright white both inside and out. Emma Stone Is Listing Her Malibu Midcentury Modern Ranch for $4.3 Million – Architectural Digest 6 elegant homes in Vermont – The Week Plymouth winery and event center hits market at $7.2M – Sacramento Bee Nearly 40,000-Square-Foot Megamansion Outside Washington, D.C., Lists for $39 Million – Mansion Global $2.5 Million Homes in Illinois, the District of Columbia and Arizona – New York Times Hot property: five homes for sale in Brittany, France – Financial Times Interior designer Muriel Brandolini lists attractive UES townhouse for $9.5M – 6SQFT Buying a Dream Home? Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in May 2022 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: A Peaceful Retreat on Jack’s Point in Queenstown, New Zealand

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Queenstown, New Zealand | Gerard Bligh & Hadley van Schaik, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty  This single level, three bedroom, two bathroom home is set on an easy care elevated approximately 700-square-meter section within a peaceful enclave of Jack’s Point. Neighbouring reserve land, this handsome home offers an attractive exterior wall palette of stone and cedar and a metal roof, has excellent views and privacy. Continue reading Video of the Week: A Peaceful Retreat on Jack’s Point in Queenstown, New Zealand at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside a French Norman–Inspired Manor in Connecticut

The award-winning firm of VanderHorn Architects in Greenwich, Connecticut, prides itself on designing homes inspired by the rich stylistic traditions of the past. That creative vision is crystal clear at this French Norman–style manor set near the banks of the far reaches of Greenwich Cove in Riverside. With its grand proportions, steep hipped rooflines, and ivy-draped stone walls, it would be equally at home in the countryside of France. And the estate continues to pay homage to history by preserving a historic two-bedroom home, dating to 1928, as its guest cottage. Continue reading Inside a French Norman–Inspired Manor in Connecticut at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Significant Sales: March 2022 Highlights

From a US$26.9M sale in Newport Coast, California to a JPY ¥800m sale in Nagano, Japan, here are five of the most notable sales from March 2022 represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network. Newport Coast, California John Cain | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, $26,995,000 Pebble Beach, California Canning Properties Group | Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Brokerage, $18,500,000 Nagano, Japan Ayano Kato | List Sotheby’s International Realty, ¥800,000,000 JPY Marco Island, Florida Cathy Rogers | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, $11,875,000 Queenstown, New Zealand Melanie Rogers and Dave Fea | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, Price Undisclosed Discover previous editions of Significant Sales on the blog Continue reading Significant Sales: March 2022 Highlights at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Fabulous and Functional: 5 Home Offices That Inspire Productivity

For the busy professional, having a home office can be non-negotiable. These studious, aesthetically pleasing spaces in homes from East Coast to West boast designs that balance elegance and efficiency. Upper East Side Sophistication Robert E. Doernberg, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage High above Lenox Hill, this six-bedroom duplex condominium is flooded with light and revels in stunning skyline, East River, and Central Park views. Continue reading Fabulous and Functional: 5 Home Offices That Inspire Productivity at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Picture a Wedding at These Luxury Properties

These days, the more unique and fun weddings are, the more memorable and fulfilling they can be. Couples are finding ways to pay homage to time-honored traditions while creating customs of their own, and they’re favoring smaller gatherings where guests are treated to highly personalized festivities. More nuptials are taking place in and around the home, a sacred and sentimental space that carries infinitely more meaning than an offsite venue. There are two general themes gaining popularity: fairytale weddings where the cottage garden takes the stage, and a picturesque castle or estate forms the backdrop; and destination weddings that bring the vows to the beach, but forego the large crowds and all-inclusives.  Continue reading Picture a Wedding at These Luxury Properties at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: French Provincial Inspired Mansion in McLean, Virginia

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  McLean, Virginia | Mark Lowham, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Rugged granite cliffs and panoramic views of the Potomac River set the stage for this exceptional estate which has been described as one of the most beautiful homes on the East Coast. A private lane introduces the gated entrance which reveals the understated, French Provincial architecture of the residence. Continue reading Video of the Week: French Provincial Inspired Mansion in McLean, Virginia at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside Wine Country’s Round Hill Estate

One of the most idyllic, picturesque areas in wine country, St. Helena is the heart of Napa Valley—home to some of the region’s finest wineries and restaurants, the world-renowned Auberge du Soleil Resort, and some of its most captivating estates. St. Helena, California | Hillary Ryan, Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Helena Brokerage Located on a private hill just above these legendary vineyards and wineries, this 21-acre compound consists of a 13,000-square-foot main residence, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a one-bedroom guest cottage, a pool and pool house, and a private vineyard. Continue reading Inside Wine Country’s Round Hill Estate at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Nautical Nature: 5 Homes with Sea-Inspired Design

Harald Grant & Bruce Grant – Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage Nautical aesthetics permit you to pamper yourself with an oceanside retreat and not even have to pack a bag — or live near the ocean, for that matter. You can bring coastal inspiration to any space and recreate the tranquility of the salt-scented wind and open water at home through design.  Here are five instances of how this can be done through the use of colors, furniture and materials, fabric and textures, accents and accessories, and architecture.  Continue reading Nautical Nature: 5 Homes with Sea-Inspired Design at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Home Away from Home: 5 Enchanting Summer Rentals

From a Cape Cod cottage to a villa with a view of the Pacific, these six properties prove that a retreating to a summer rental can be as luxurious and stylish as staying home. Idyllic Amagansett Escape Beth Felsen | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage Amid 1.7 acres of greenery, this Amagansett home is a dreamy getaway near local farm stands and beaches. With its distinctive silhouette, the six-bedroom residence exudes contemporary style, and its sleek spaces include fluid living and dining rooms, an office, and a chic kitchen with an island and a banquette. Continue reading Home Away from Home: 5 Enchanting Summer Rentals at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week of May 2022

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Harding Township, New Jersey | Anthony Verducci & Susan Parsells, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty  New York practice Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman renovated the Guggenheim Museum, and you can see the resemblance with this 14,000-square-foot modern showpiece they designed on nearly 16 private acres in Harding Township. Postmodern NJ house by Gwathmey Siegel asks $5m – The Spaces Gianni Versace’s Lavish New York Mansion is on Sale for $70 Million – CNN Jennifer Connelly’s Former Tribeca Penthouse Hits Market for $12M – New York Post $5 Million Homes in California – New York Times Reese Witherspoon Gets $21.5 Million for English Country-Style L.A. Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week of May 2022 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Life of Luxury | The Glamor of Galley Bay Heights

To drop anchor and come ashore on the island of Antigua is to step into a world of infinite sensorial indulgences. The warmth of the sea breeze, the rhythm of the surf, the colors of the lush landscapes, and local villages, illuminated in their intensity by the radiant tropical sun. Venturing inland, you’ll notice that Antigua is vividly cosmopolitan, and its deepwater harbors welcome the world. Luxury liners and superyachts stop by to sample the splendor, and sailors spread word as they resume their travels. Continue reading Life of Luxury | The Glamor of Galley Bay Heights at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: The Three Bridges in Great Neck, New York

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Great Neck, New York | Irene Sarraf, Jason Friedman, & Rudi Friedman, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty  Situated on more than 8-acres of sprawling waterfront property with unobstructed views of the bridges and the New York City skyline, Three Bridges is one of the last remaining generational properties on Long Island’s Gold Coast. Continue reading Video of the Week: The Three Bridges in Great Neck, New York at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside a Spectacular Beaux-Arts Manor in New York

Running along the western side of Manhattan, on the verge of its namesake park and the mighty Hudson, storied Riverside Drive has long been a coveted address, widely known for its luxurious rowhouses, grand 19th-century manors, the iconic Colosseum and Paterno apartment buildings, and the homes of such luminaries as Charles M. Schwab and George and Ira Gershwin. With its spectacular Beaux-Arts detailing—all carefully maintained throughout a meticulous recent renovation—this seven-floor residence merits the title of “mansion” and has earned its place among its eminent neighbors. Continue reading Inside a Spectacular Beaux-Arts Manor in New York at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Brett Coles on Bringing Florals Into Your Home

Flowers by Brett Matthew John Flowers infuse life into the home in the most authentic and tangible way, creating invigorating moments of fragrance and color to help awaken your mind and lift your mood, and cultivating a sense of seasonal change. For high-end floral designer Brett Coles of the firm Flowers by Brett Matthew John, the perpetual renewal of flowers—and their capacity to elevate and energize every room—is deeply rewarding. Continue reading Brett Coles on Bringing Florals Into Your Home at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

The Lush Life: Homes Surrounded by Beautiful Greenery

From a modernist masterpiece in Southern California to historic compound in the Hamptons, these homes are surrounded by lush green spaces that extend their interior luxury to the outdoors. Sophisticated San Francisco Victorian San Francisco, California | Josh McAdam, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage On a stately block in the quiet, convenient Jordan Park neighborhood, this impressive Victorian residence features five bedrooms, a wine cellar, and wonderfully scaled living and entertaining spaces filled with light, color, and lovely period details. Continue reading The Lush Life: Homes Surrounded by Beautiful Greenery at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

5 Homes That Showcase Their Acclaimed Architects—and Their Stunning Surroundings

Every building extends beyond its blueprint and interfaces directly with its environment. The best architects see this, opening their eyes to the landscapes that encompass their works. And the best homes are often the ones that blur the boundaries between the internal and external environments. The five architects featured here truly notice every detail about what they’re building, and where they’re building it. In doing so, they have created homes that are in harmony with their surrounding environments, and enable a lifestyle that embraces nature’s beauty in full. Continue reading 5 Homes That Showcase Their Acclaimed Architects—and Their Stunning Surroundings at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: A Modernist Masterpiece in Issaquah, Washington

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Issaquah, Washington | Jay Kipp, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty This stunning Ralph Anderson estate offers over 11,000 square-feet of meticulously crafted and impeccably detailed design that frames panoramic views sweeping from the North Cascades to the Olympics, including Mt. Rainier and beyond. Arranged to integrate organically with its surroundings, the home is a masterful exercise in balancing both its estate stature and graceful elegance using a palette of materials that celebrate the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading Video of the Week: A Modernist Masterpiece in Issaquah, Washington at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside a Modern Mediterranean Estate in Encino

A quick Google search for “the California lifestyle” yields results that include “active,” “health-conscious,” “easygoing,” and “outdoorsy.” This unique gated estate in the community of Royal Hills seems designed to make many of those terms manifest, with sophisticated living and entertaining spaces centered around an expansive yard with swaths of environmentally friendly artificial turf, a distinctively shaped infinity-edge pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, an alfresco lounging area with a daybed, and an impressive collection of covered and open-air patios and balconies. Continue reading Inside a Modern Mediterranean Estate in Encino at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Reimagining the Pied-à-Terre: 5 Homes That Grant Access to New Worlds

In a world of greater freedom and flexibility, primary residences have been redefined, along with workplaces and office spaces. So perhaps it’s time to reimagine the pied-à-terre and the possibilities it can hold. In the past, a pied-à-terre was generally a small, functional apartment that gave their owners a home base in the thick of the action—and that action was always happening in the center of the city, whether in the corner office by day or the restaurants and theaters by night. Continue reading Reimagining the Pied-à-Terre: 5 Homes That Grant Access to New Worlds at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Making a Splash: 5 Homes with Soothing Water Features

Whether classical or colorfully modern, a fountain brings the serene sounds of water to any estate. Each of these five homes—from Connecticut to California—uses a fountain to turn an outdoor area into an oasis that is both eye-catching and calming. California Meets Bali Shelton Wilder, Sotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage Just blocks from the beach in the Santa Monica Canyon, this secluded 4,706-square-foot four-bedroom masterwork is replete with Balinese architectural inspiration. Continue reading Making a Splash: 5 Homes with Soothing Water Features at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in April 2022

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Naples, Florida | Rebecca Sinatra, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty A bayfront estate in Naples Bay, Florida, with 158 feet of water frontage has hit the market with a $25 million asking price. Naples, Florida, Bayfront Estate With a Private Dock Listed for $25 Million  – Mansion Global This $48 Million Italian-Style Miami Villa Has a Boat Slip and 300 Feet of Private Waterfront – Robb Report $9.5 Million Balinese-Style House in Santa Monica, California, Finds a Buyer in Less Than a Week – Mansion Global 8 Best Places to Buy a Beach Vacation Home in the U.S. Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in April 2022 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Celebrate Earth Day with These 5 Landscaping Trends

Holly Bennett – Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – Sonoma Brokerage When the first ever Earth Day launched on April 22, 1970, it shook the world. Public awareness of the environmental movement was already growing—but suddenly, people had a platform to make their voices heard and their solidarity known. With very little planning or coordination, 20 million people participated in events and demonstrations, making the first Earth Day the largest single-day protest in history. Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day with These 5 Landscaping Trends at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: Inside a Tropical Escape in Jamaica

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week. Jamaica | Julian Dixon, Jamaica Sotheby’s International Realty Rejuvenate your soul with the warmth of the Jamaican sun at Karma Bay, Tryall Club. Allow the crisp cool island winds to encapsulate your being as you are swept away to a place of mindful bliss. This six-bedroom villa perched on the tip of pristine Caribbean waters promises to be the sweetest escape yet. Continue reading Video of the Week: Inside a Tropical Escape in Jamaica at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside Napa Valley’s Summer Hill Compound

Bringing to mind a string of pearls strewn across a 40-acre knoll, this singular wine country estate comprises three serene pavilions linked by breezeways and loggias. Five years in the planning, it is the creation of illustrious designer Rela Gleason working in strong collaboration with architects John Sease and Bobby McAlpine. A once-in-a-lifetime property, it speaks an architectural language never before spoken. Calistoga, California | Arthur Goodrich, Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Continue reading Inside Napa Valley’s Summer Hill Compound at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

New Development Spotlight: One Draycott in Singapore

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network. Singapore | Veniz Kwong, List Sotheby’s International Realty  One Draycott is a luxury freehold development located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Singapore, in the Ardmore – Claymore enclave where it is a stone’s throw away from Singapore’s finest education institutions, world renowned medical facilities, international clubs, and associations. Continue reading New Development Spotlight: One Draycott in Singapore at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Guiding Light: 5 Homes Filled with Natural Light

These five bright homes use plentiful windows or full walls of glass to maximize natural light and make the most of their singular settings, from SoHo to Santa Fe. Light-Filled Manhattan Loft New York, New York | Glenn Norrgard, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage This 2,056-square-foot condominium home has an ideal floor plan for enjoying timeless New York loft living. The anchor of the floor plan is a living room where a wall of windows faces north, providing a quintessential view and floods of natural light. Continue reading Guiding Light: 5 Homes Filled with Natural Light at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in April 2022

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Redding, Connecticut | Laura Freed Ancona, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty  ‘It’s the last home of Mark Twain. He lived there from 1908 until his death in 1910. Redding, CT, really celebrates the fact that it was the last place he lived,’ says listing agent Laura Freed Ancona, with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in April 2022 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

5 Neighborhoods for Every Interest

What does the word “neighborhood” conjure for you? Perhaps you picture a quaint, tree-lined street with children playing in front yards, or a high-energy downtown enclave where the best cafés, clubs, and artist studios are located within blocks of each other. In truth, neighborhoods come in many forms and can fulfill many passions, pastimes, and personal pursuits. Here are five luxury homes to help broaden your expectations of what a neighborhood can be. Continue reading 5 Neighborhoods for Every Interest at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: Inside an Exquisite Penthouse in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | Tyson Clarke, Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty Curated for the connoisseur who appreciates life’s finest luxuries and nestled atop Hamilton’s crowning glory, Gallery House, arguably Brisbane’s most exquisite penthouse is ready to illuminate your senses. Showcasing panoramic degrees of sweeping River and City vistas that stretch out to the Glass House Mountains and beyond, this ultra-exclusive sky home is the pinnacle of penthouse perfection. Continue reading Video of the Week: Inside an Exquisite Penthouse in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside a Private Tropical Enclave in Palm Beach

Heralded since the early 20th century as a tropical paradise, Palm Beach has long been a destination for luxurious coastal living with a singular architectural style—clear Mediterranean inspiration and a dedication to patios, loggias, lawns, and balconies that link interiors with surroundings. Many of the hallmarks of an iconic Palm Beach haven are on full display at this 1930 estate, including a barrel-tile roof, balconies and stairways with decorative iron railings, sunset-hued stonework, Old World terra-cotta tile, French doors, ornate columns and fireplaces, and ceilings with beams and stenciled pecky cypress. Continue reading Inside a Private Tropical Enclave in Palm Beach at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Significant Sales: February 2022 Highlights

From a US$44.9 million sale in Palm Beach, Florida to a ¥940 million sale in Tokyo, Japan, see the brand’s significant sales in February 2022. Palm Beach, Florida Lisa and John Cregan | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage, $44,926,000 Dorado, Puerto Rico Oriana Juvelier | Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty, $19,950,000 Queenstown, New Zealand Sarena Glass and Sarah McBride | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, NZ $8,150,000 Caso de Campo, Dominican Republic Sergio Llach | Dominican Republic Sotheby’s International Realty, $7,000,000 Tokyo, Japan Yukiko Takano | List Sotheby’s International Realty, ¥940,000,000  Discover previous editions of Significant Sales on the blog Continue reading Significant Sales: February 2022 Highlights at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Get Smart: 5 Forward-Thinking High-Tech Homes

With environmentally responsible elements and the ability to manage entertainment, lighting, and climate-control systems from anywhere in the world, these compelling homes set high—and high-tech—standards for luxurious modern living. Sunset Strip Sophistication John Galich & Cris Leche, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage Perfectly perched in an enviable Sunset Strip location, this striking, sleek home has walls of glass that fill its stylish interiors with light, afford breathtaking views of the sparkling city skyline, and offer easy access to the soothing swimming pool. Continue reading Get Smart: 5 Forward-Thinking High-Tech Homes at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in April 2022

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Mendham, New Jersey | Liane Dobson, Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty  Whitney Houston’s legacy continues to live on and now, a piece of her history in New Jersey is on the market for $1.599 million. Whitney Houston’s Former Guest House Is for Sale – Apartment Therapy A Log Cabin-Turned-Luxury Home in Tennessee Lists for $15 Million – Wall Street Journal A South African game reserve that spans 4 lodges, 40,000 acres, and is home to free-roaming leopards is on the market for $36 million – Business Insider The private residences that bear the hallmarks of America’s pre-eminent classical revivalist – Financial Times Il Meglio Dal Mercato Immobiliare Questa Settimana – Elle Decor On New York’s Riverside Drive, a Gilded Age Mansion to List for $65M – Wall Street Journal A Nautical-Inspired Home With Unrivaled Views of the San Francisco Bay Asks $3.7M – Dwell What You Get: $3 Million Homes in California – New York Times 7 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home in New York — From the Adirondacks to the Hamptons – Travel + Leisure  Asking $24.5 Million: A Dallas Home With Room for 14 Cars – Wall Street Journal Giro Del Mondo Alla Ricerca Delle Case Più Belle In Vendita Questa Settimana – Elle Decor Waterfront Home With Views of Sydney Harbour Lists for A$50 Million – Mansion Global A Glass-Walled Midcentury in California’s Wine Country Lists for $3.4M – Dwell $300,000 Homes in Minnesota, Maryland and Oregon – New York Times  Historic Midtown Atlanta Mansion Lists for Nearly $2.3 Million – Mansion Global Sonnige Ausblicke über die eigenen Rebstöcke – Die Presse  Palm Desert’s biggest, costliest home seeks $19 million – The Press Enterprise Homes for Sale in New York City – New York Times Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in April 2022 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

The Lasting Appeal of New York’s Brownstones

Shutterstock To own a spacious property anywhere in the densely-packed boroughs of New York City is a feat; to own an authentic brownstone is a true New York achievement. These buildings are iconic landmarks that preserve the social, cultural, artistic, and architectural heritage of the city, and in doing so, they’re inimitable. Some people may use “brownstone” as a shorthand for any of the city’s historic townhouses or row houses, but the term has its roots in a very particular style. Continue reading The Lasting Appeal of New York’s Brownstones at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: Timeless Charming Villa in Amsterdam, North Holland

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this  week’s Video of the Week.  Amsterdam, Netherlands | Amsterdam Sotheby’s International Realty In a unique location in Amsterdam, lies this detached villa with a living area of approximately 455 square-meters. Featuring  terraces and a garden adjacent to the water, the villa, with the appearance of an English country house, has a spacious and sunny garden adjacent to the water and greenery of the Beatrix Park. Continue reading Video of the Week: Timeless Charming Villa in Amsterdam, North Holland at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside an English-Inspired Manor in Houston

Combining the storybook style of English countryside cottages with the refinement and luxury of a contemporary American estate, this regal manor is tucked amid trees and a formal parterre in the bucolic Tall Timbers area of Houston’s prestigious River Oaks. The setting is peaceful and private, yet the amenities of downtown and the famed Galleria are minutes away. Houston, Texas | Jay Monroe, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty  All the classical elements of Cotswolds-style architecture are readily apparent—stately steep rooflines, handsome brickwork, prominent chimneys, mullions, abundant limestone and hardwood—while the expansive 18,265-square-foot floor plan and the 2.37-acre grounds feature such satisfying modern spaces as a home theater, a billiards lounge, a wine cellar, an exercise studio, a loggia with an outdoor kitchen, and a pool with a spa. Continue reading Inside an English-Inspired Manor in Houston at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

5 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods You Can Live In

Ana Sanchez and Yedri Villafane – ONE Sotheby’s International Realty “Trendy” is a word you often hear associated with certain neighborhoods, but the term can be misleading. Trends come and go, whereas a truly great neighborhood—one dotted with shops and cafés, museums and markets, parks and public squares, restaurants and residences—remains a timeless and fulfilling place to call home. As social, cultural, and economic capital shifts, different neighborhoods capture the world’s attention. Continue reading 5 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods You Can Live In at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Subtle Sophistication: 5 Homes with Soothing Neutral Interior Tones

Carefully selecting interior design shades is an easy way to create a reliably stylish ambience in a home. These residences—from Fifth Avenue to California wine country—turn up the sophistication with swaths of calming neutral colors. Waterfront Oasis Tiburon, California | Josh Burns, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage This distinctive three-bedroom residence enjoys unobstructed views from its coveted waterfront lot. The open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen boasts a lofty ceiling with gentle curves, unique windows, and organic shades that highlight the blue water and rolling green hills, letting the views take center stage. Continue reading Subtle Sophistication: 5 Homes with Soothing Neutral Interior Tones at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Should You Find a Home in a 15-Minute City?

La ville du quart d’heure. No, it’s not a place—it’s a new paradigm of urban planning, which translates to “the 15-minute city”. The concept was created by Carlos Moreno, a Professor and Scientific Director at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, with the aim of reimagining today’s sprawling metropolises as sustainable, communitarian neighborhoods where residents can meet all their needs within a five minute bike ride or a 15-minute stroll. Continue reading Should You Find a Home in a 15-Minute City? at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: A Rocky Mountain Timber Hideaway in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this  week’s Video of the Week. Pagosa Springs, Colorado | Katie Sturm, Zach Morse, & Melissa Mayer, Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty  Tucked in among towering Ponderosa pines in the exclusive gated community of Hidden Valley Ranch, with expansive views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and Hidden Valley Lake, sits 601 Piney Place. Continue reading Video of the Week: A Rocky Mountain Timber Hideaway in Pagosa Springs, Colorado at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside a Gilded Age Residence in Manhattan

During the period now known as the Gilded Age, the United States and the rest of the world were on the brink of a new modern era of enormous economic growth, immense personal wealth, and revolutionary social mores and systems. These years represented a time of remarkable transition in New York, and its influence on the city’s expansion is still evident along upper Fifth Avenue and its verdant side streets. The inevitable advance of commerce on Fifth Avenue below Central Park drove to the north the completion of many grand private residences adjacent to the carefully planned rusticity of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s bucolic Central Park and the newly opened Metropolitan Museum of Art. Continue reading Inside a Gilded Age Residence in Manhattan at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Global Getaways: Luxury Rental Market Spotlight On The Principality of Andorra

Last time we explored why a luxury rental in Croatia might be your next real estate investment; now let’s take a closer look at a another destination with a thriving luxury rental market and hear directly from our local area experts there. The Principality of Andorra can be found on the Iberian Peninsula, bordered by France and Spain. Let’s learn more why this popular destination for tourists may be the destination for your next rental investment. Continue reading Global Getaways: Luxury Rental Market Spotlight On The Principality of Andorra at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

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