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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.


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Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744, and 270 years later it has grown into one of the world’s leading full-service art businesses.

Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris.

Sotheby’s BidNow program also allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as the collection, artist, estate & foundation advisory services of its subsidiary, Art Agency, Partners. Sotheby’s presents private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby's Global Fine Art Division, and three retail businesses: Sotheby’s Wine, Sotheby’s Diamonds, and Sotheby’s Home, the online marketplace for interior design.

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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.

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