Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in April 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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$1,250,000 USD | Cincinnati, Ohio | Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty

“If you’ve ever wanted to live a peaceful suburban existence but still maintain an address in the city, this Cincinnati home is the perfect fit. Vidal Sassoon, the late famous hairdresser, purchased the house in 2006, and it’s now on the market for $1.25 million.”

The Late Vidal Sassoon’s $1.25 Million Cincinnati Home is on the Market – Architectural Digest

At Lake Tahoe, a High Waterline Means Heightened Sales this Summer – Mansion Global

10 Celebrity-Approved Luxury Properties for Sale – Boat International 

House Hunting in… Switzerland – The New York Times

West Hollywood is Los Angeles’s Shabby Chic Neighborhood – Mansion Global

Why Berlin is Europe’s Best Place to Live, Work and Buy Real Estate – Forbes

Why Buyers Seeking the ‘Real’ Rome Head for Trastevere – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Adopts Multi-pronged Asian Strategy – The Edge Property

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s to Hold its First-Ever Contemporary African Art Sale – Artnet News

Paradise | Katharine Hepburn’s Former Waterfront Estate

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One of Hollywood’s legendary actresses and star of countless, classic films from the Golden Age of cinema, Katherine Hepburn’s name is a household one. A native “Connecticocian,” Hepburn had this bright, inviting waterfront estate built on Long Island Sound in 1939 and called it, “Paradise.”

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
-Katharine Hepburn

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Made available once again earlier this year for $11,800,000 with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, the Fenwick estate was seamlessly renovated in 2005, creating light-filled rooms while preserving the historical integrity of all 8,400 square-feet of living space over three floors.

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Set on one-and-one-half acres overlooking the sound, this home features 220 feet of frontage with its own private dock. Inside, this one-of-a-kind home features a gourmet kitchen, restored fireplaces, coffered ceilings, six bedroom suites and a screened-in blue stone porch – perfect for dining al fresco.

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Outside more than three additional acres were designated by Hepburn to remain open and untouched; this conservation parcel is owned and maintained by Lynde Point Land Trust, forever assuring privacy and unobstructed views.

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Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Howard Hughes landed his seaplane directly in front of the home, and today, the same opportunity awaits.

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Video of the Week: Peaceful Waterfront Home in Brisbane, Australia



$11,900,000 AUD | Brisbane, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty
There is no finer home to grace the banks of the Brisbane River than this private family residence at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket. Rivergum Retreat is an over one-hectare property offering an idyllic peaceful lifestyle in the city’s leafy western suburbs. Capitalizing on a 132-meter water frontage, the two-story dwelling faces northeast across lush gardens to the river beyond.

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The Great Outdoors | National Park Neighbors

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There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.
~ Teddy Roosevelt, President of the United States

From coast to coast, the United States is home to 58 national parks; preserved and protected, these sacred lands showcase the varied natural beauty available throughout the country. Our last installment of the Great Outdoors takes us to homes in four of these treasured places; from east to west let’s visit Acadia, Shenandoah, Grand Teton, and Pinnacles National Park in search for nature’s finest.

Maine$1,200,000 USD | Bar Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

Completely renovated in 2014, Bogue Chitto was the site of The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty and Maine Home + Design Magazine’s 2014 Designer Showhouse. The remaining shorefront and interior lots are being developed with new homes. All residents of Bogue Chitto enjoy rights to the dock and oceanfront deck area. Located directly across the road from the entrance to Acadia National Park, the location of Bogue Chitto is ideally situated for access to all of the areas most coveted spots.

Virginia$1,699,000 USD | Huntly, Virginia | Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty

Holland Hill harmonizes one’s living environment with nature. Expansive views as far as the eye can see are enjoyed from all directions. This 25-acre property is nestled in the foothills of the Shenandoah National Park in the verdant county of Rappahannock, Virginia. The Appalachian Trail, mountain stream fishing and local vineyards are some of the area’s most noteworthy escapes. Professionally designed and constructed in 2008 with efficiency and a low environmental footprint in mind, this geo-thermal house shares a strong bond with its environment.

National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.
~ John F. Kennedy, President of the United States

Wyoming$2,495,000 USD | Jackson, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

This 4,850-square-foot home is in the heart of Grand Teton National Park; looking directly at the Tetons from this over three-acre parcel, hike, bike, or fish in the park with this elegant home as your starting point. The home includes a kitchen for the gourmet cook and entertaining, a separate office/study, an exercise room and a sitting room off the master bedroom. The very well thought out floor plan captures the expansive views of the Grand and Teton Range as well as surrounding mountains.

California$1,495,000 USD | Soledad, California | Home & Ranch Sotheby’s International Realty

Experience the sprawling views of the Salinas Valley and West Pinnacles National Park from this private 160-acre ranch in the Gabilan Mountain Range. The unique estate boasts active production of ultra-premium Chalone AVA Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, onsite ATV trails, and Pinnacles National Park trail access. The exceptional residence is meticulously designed with high-end finishes, open floor plan, stone wine cellar, lap pool, and floor-to-ceiling windows that take in picturesque views from every room.

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Significant Sales – Best of Volume I

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From captivating waterfront retreats and soaring metropolitan penthouses, to vast, sprawling ranches and everything in between, many remarkable properties were featured in Volume I of Significant Sales. Here are five of the top homes from Significant Sales – Best of Volume I.

01-BriggsFreemanPrice Undisclosed | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Texas, USA

The largest sale in the history of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, The W.T. Waggoner Ranch is one of the largest and most famous ranches in the United States and was established in 1849. Never before o ered for sale in 165 years of ownership prior to this sale, the sprawling Ranch estate includes more than 535,000-contiguous acres spread over six North Texas counties, incorporating two main compounds, many homes and signi cant infra- structure, including a 65,000-square-foot Ranch o ce headquarters in nearby Vernon, Texas.

02-HOM$45,000,000 USD | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty | California, USA

Twin Points is an over two-acre landmark oceanfront estate on the coast of Southern California. Majestically situated, its 1,400 lineal feet of waterfront include two massive landforms projecting into the ocean. Together, these “twin points” shelter the private cove that lies between. Atop the rock, magnificent gardens and lawns transform the site into a paradise. Behind its gates, improvements include a motor court, a Polynesian-themed main residence, and a guest house. A pool and terraces await repose. Meticulously kept, these elements complement the setting and subtly bring order to an environment directed to the out of doors. A private white sand cove further distinguishes the uniqueness of this estate and adjoins a man-made lagoon.

03-EastSide$35,000,000 USD | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage | New York, USA

This stunning high oor apartment at 101 Central Park West between 70th and 71st Streets was impeccably renovated by Shelton, Mindel & Associates, featured in Architectural Digest and o ers the rare combination of contemporary living in a venerable pre-war co-op. Approximately 7,000 square-feet with more than ve bedrooms and boasting a vast expanse of 100 linear feet directly on the Park. The en lade of entertaining rooms includes a dramatic living room with wood burning replace, a wonderful dining room and a sun- ooded corner library with lovely views to the Midtown skyline.

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01-Damianos$35,000,000 USD | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty | Bahamas

Located in the exclusive community of Lyford Cay this spectacular family home is on a fabulous beach in the most private and secure of settings. Los Pastores has a total of 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, ve dressing rooms, dining room, games room, TV room, study/library, family kitchen and commercial kitchen, a large wood paneled Plantation drawing room and elevator all on nearly three acres of private tropical landscaped grounds. Complete with spacious verandas and a beachfront Tiki bar with sundeck overlooking the sea and the over ow swimming pool, experience spectacular sunsets, morning swims or a jog on the beach all at your ngertips in a beautiful setting. Amenities include a gym, grass tennis court, sta accommodation, three-car garage and stand-by generator.

02-Turks & Caicos$22,500,000 USD | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty | Turks & Caicos

Oliver’s Cove is perfectly positioned with nearly 800 feet of beach frontage on over six acres, including 357 feet of frontage for future expansion. Oliver’s Cove is the premier estate amongst only 12 private homes on this private island paradise. The Main House, with four bedrooms, ve-and-a-half bathrooms and 9,153-square-feet under roof boasts an in nity-edge pool set directly in the sand. The ultra-high quality interior is functional, elegant and exquisitely crafted, featuring approximately 20,000-square-feet of hand-troweled Venetian plaster walls and ceilings with aged, exposed wooden beams and hickory wood ooring throughout.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in April 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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Price Upon Request | Los Muermos, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos, Chile | Chile Sotheby’s International Realty

“The property sits on 8,000 acres of pristine land, 13 of which front the Pacific Ocean. There’s a main lodge that resides on one of the property’s three beaches, and inside, there’s 10,000-square-feet of amenities: a catering kitchen, a spa, a gym, a mediation room, and a heated pool. “

A Patagonian Investment Property That’s Either Hotel or Family Retreat – Mansion Global

Five Homes for a Blissful Retirement – Financial Times

Shaun White is Selling His $8 Million San Diego Home – Architectural Digest

A Rare New Mansion in Chicago’s Historic Gold Coast – Mansion Global

The CEO of Restoration Hardware Just Slashed the Price of His Enormous Napa Valley Home That’s Like a Real-life Catalog – Business Insider

Six Homes for Sale with Designer Interiors – Financial Times

Vineyard Dreams: Owning One of These Elite Properties Has to Be a ‘Love Affair’ – Mansion Global

Pasadena House Brings that Palm Springs Vacation Vibe – Los Angeles Times

Howard Hughes’ Legendary Lake Tahoe Estate Has Asking Price Reduced – Billionaire.com

A Former Brewery-Turned-Mixed-Use Building in San Francisco’s Mission District – Mansion Global

NYC Families are Bringing the Suburbs to the City – New York Post

House Hunting in… São Paulo – The New York Times

A Parisian Neighborhood for Affluent and Influential Families – Mansion Global

10 Dream Homes that Take City Dwelling to a Whole New Level – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s to Host Burgundy Sale in London – The Drinks Business

The ‘Legendary’ Stotesbury Emerald Highlights Sotheby’s New York Jewelry Auction – Forbes

 

Virtual Tour of the Month: Bright, Modern Condo in New York City

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$5,195,000 USD | New York City, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
A rarely available Broadway corner residence at the Beaux-Arts landmark Ansonia Condominium, it spans 2,600 square-feet with north, east, and west exposures and 11 oversize arched windows. The signature round living room includes a decorative fireplace and bespoke pendant light fixture. Two Broadway-facing bedrooms share a white-tiled bathroom with shower and separate soaking tub. The dining room, third and fourth bedrooms are currently opened up as a single loft with two bathrooms and Washer/Dryer pantry with sink. Adding just two walls elegantly restores this loft to the original 1905 design of three graciously-proportioned rooms.

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Video of the Week: Lush Hilltop Retreat in Bayamon, Puerto Rico



$2,500,000 USD | Bayamon, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty
Gated, lush and very private, this hilltop ranch known as “Hacienda Mont Carpe Diem” offers a singular world to itself, yet is only 45 minutes from the San Juan metropolitan area. This picturesque retreat with expansive views of the rolling green hills of Puerto Rico and the ocean, is situated on over 16 acres of land. At an elevation of 2,700 feet above sea level, it provides the right combination of rain, sunshine and climate to create an abundance of flowers and vegetation.

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The Great Outdoors | Open-Air Athletics

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Sports become a part of many of our lives from an early age; while some grow out of one and into others or evolve into spectators, for many, remaining active in an athletic pastime can be an integral part of daily life. So, as we travel around the world to homes with extraordinary sports amenities let’s remember what basketball legend Michael Jordan once simply said, “Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”

NewYork$3,349,000 USD | Rye, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Resting on an acre of property overlooking the Apawamis Golf Course, this brilliant, light-filled home enjoys captivating sunsets and vistas. Featuring six bedrooms, multiple fireplaces, abundant and flowing living spaces, library, media room, bar and walk out deck, this home is ideal for entertaining.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Sydney, New South Wales | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Available for the first time in 54 years, this landmark home rests on 16,700 square-meters of land approximately 13 kilometers from the city; the home’s gardens blend with the bush, where trails offer endless adventures with Blue Gum Creek running through the holding. At the end of the driveway, the turning circle reveals the championship floodlit tennis court, plus the complex that six-time Olympic medalist Murray Rose once trained at, offering a 25-meter swimming pool with heated lap lane, spa and cedar sauna.

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BrazilR$ 161.795.000 BRL | Bahia, Brazil | Bossa Nova Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled on of the finest beaches in Brazil, this seaside farm is incredibly secluded on nearly two-million square-meters. The compound is heavily outfitted for the sportsman and the outdoorsman with a swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball court, soccer pitch and gym with state-of-the-art equipment. The property also features a two-spot helipad for ease of access.

Hawaii$19,500,000 USD | Makawao, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Enjoy the thrills of riding on horseback at the Pi’iholo Ranch; an operating cattle ranch comprising 550 acres of fenced pasture paddocks, over 90 acres of mature woodlands, 160 acres of sheltered valley land, 1,700-square-foot residence and 4,400-square-foot barn, the ranch features a Zipline, Canopy Tour, and trail riding on its legendary grounds.

New Development Spotlight | The Woolworth Tower Residences, New York City

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.

Woolworth1The Woolworth Tower Residences | New York City, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

The Woolworth Building soars above City Hall Park at the gateway to Tribeca. Unprecedented in size and sophistication when it was first completed in 1913, this graceful tower remains an elegant jewel in the skyline of downtown Manhattan.

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Today, the top thirty floors are being masterfully transformed by famed French architect Thierry W. Despont into The Woolworth Tower Residences: a limited collection of thirty-three luxury condominium residences atop a celebrated New York City landmark.

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Built in 1913 and celebrated as the tallest building in the world at the time of completion, this National Historic Landmark has inspired countless painters, photographers, movie makers, dreamers, and everyday New Yorkers.

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The Woolworth Tower Residences comprises the top thirty floors of the celebrated structure and are being reimagined into thirty-three prized condominiums, crowned by a extraordinary seven-story Pinnacle Penthouse.

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