A post-modern masterpiece designed by Ettore Sottsass, founder of the Memphis Group in collaboration with the home’s owner, David Kelley, founder of IDEO and Stanford’s d.school. A home built to challenge your sense of convention while still providing an intimate and functional dwelling. On approximately five acres, the property includes a working equestrian center complete with stables, tack room, barn, and turnouts.
One of the newest regions added to the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s global presence, Croatia is known for its history, waterfront lifestyle and idyllic islands. Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty’s Co-Owner, Marko Pažanin, discusses the nation’s landscape and current luxury real estate climate
23250000 HRK | Split, Croatia | Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty
“Our luxury real estate market is ready to blossom,” says Pažanin. “There is great potential here and we’re seeing a lot of expansion. [Croatia] as a destination is becoming globally recognizable, with an ever-growing interest in tourism, but also investments. We’re in constant contact with investors and looking for projects that meet the high standards of our clientele.”
“Our luxury real estate market is ready to blossom,” – Marko Pažanin, co-owner, Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty
Like in many other places around the world, people are attracted Croatia’s rich history. “Current trends show that buyers are interested in homes in the hearts of our historic cities such as Split, Dubrovnik, and Opatiia,” says Pažanin. “We also know that buyers are interested in exclusive, coastal homes on the beaches of the Dalmatian Islands. In terms of architecture, our clients are looking for modern homes that provide a sense of comfort and familiarity. This is a new trend in a market where Mediterranean-inspired design dominates; mostly built in the beginning of the 20th century, these homes are being revitalized for contemporary standards.”
Price Upon Request | Split, Croatia | Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty
As the country’s luxury real estate market is still in its infancy, the price range here offers an excellent value opportunity for prospective investors. “Luxury villas on the coast start at approximately 1.000.000 EUR, while the apartments in the core of our city centers start at around 300.000 EUR,” says Pažanin. “We are attracting buyers from all over the world along with domestic entrepreneurs, athletes, doctors and military professionals.”
The country has a lot to offer, which is why well-known athletes like former NBA star Dino Rađa and former FC Barçelona footballer Goran Vucević call it home. “Croatia, as a destination, is recognizable not only for its natural beauty, clean air and vibrant sea, but also its unique cultural and historical heritage.”
Situated on a premier lot of the Championship Course in the gated Estates of Muirfield Village, this home rests on two-and-one-half acres features magnificent views spanning the 5th hole and 6th tee. Enjoy four season entertaining: Indoor Olympic-sized pool, billiard room, children’s play room, tv/theater room, and a third floor concert room with full bar.
One of Princeton University’s greatest benefactors and former owner of Drumthwacket (the estate that serves as the home for New Jersey’s sitting governor), Moses Taylor Pyne is an important figure in the state’s history.
Built as a dairyman’s residence and milk barn, the property at 505 Mercer Road in Princeton, New Jersey is part of the collection of outbuildings Pyne added to Drumthwacket estate in the early twentieth century.
After purchasing the property in 1893 from its original owner, Pyne proceeded to convert the estate into extensively landscaped gardens as well as a model farm, a space for experimenting with new agricultural techniques – a common feature at elegant estates of the period. Pyne’s model farm included Rockwood Dairy, the model dairy that is now the house [at 505 Mercer].
The house, like the other outbuildings added to the estate, was designed by Pyne’s favorite architect, Raleigh C. Gildersleeve, and was completed in 1901.
When the current owners purchased the house directly from the dairyman’s family in 1988, it required extensive updating. Architect Glen Fries, the owner, oversaw the renovations, which preserved many of the stunning original elements of Gildersleeve’s design.
The milk barn, originally designed to process the dairy’s milk, has been converted to office and studio space, connected to the house by a colonnade. Pyne spared no expense in his milk barn, which features the famous arched tilework of Rafael Guastavino, who tiled many New York City subway stations, Ellis Island, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, among other iconic landmarks. These tiled spaces remain there today.
Roatán Sotheby’s International Realty, led by Owner Matt Camron and Operations Manager Micheline Dupont, will serve the luxury residential real estate market throughout Roatán and the neighboring Caribbean Bay Islands of Utila and Guanaja.
“Roatán is an attractive second home market offering residents tranquil Caribbean living and a preeminent level of privacy,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We are proud to have the brand represented in this region by Roatán Sotheby’s International Realty.”
According to Camron, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand provides unrivaled access to qualified buyers around the world. “Our mission at Roatán Sotheby’s International Realty is to create long-term relationships with our clients by offering the best real estate experience possible through our full-service approach,” he said. “The Caribbean Bay Islands are a hidden gem of pristine beaches, world class diving and lush forests. We are delighted to share our special part of the world with global clientele.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 880 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD. Roatán Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.
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Price Upon Request | Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France | Propriétés de Provence Sotheby’s International Realty
“There are elaborate frescoes, hand-painted ceilings, massive tapestries…antique silk wallpaper, and decoration by painters, including Marius Granet. The castle has its own chapel, guard rooms, subterranean passages from its time as a fortress, and a massive kitchen that appears to have remained largely unchanged for the better part of 300 years.”
The landscape of how we interact with the world around us is in constant flux; every day, the connections we make with people, the tools we rely on, and even our homes find us utilizing more technology. Our digital touchpoints, the mobile devices, computers, and smart tech that surrounds us, helps us to navigate the world within our lifestyles. Whether it’s setting an important reminder, listening to music, or searching for your next home, it’s impossible to ignore the internet of things.
Sotheby’s International Realty on Apple TV
Families and individuals alike spend a large portion of time in front of their TVs; and with our screens getting smarter and more connected every day, we launched one of the first luxury real estate apps for Apple’s TvOS. Powered by the amazing visuals produced by the brand’s local affiliates the world over, the Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV app has been created to take full advantage of the largest high-definition displays, allowing you to immerse yourself in the global reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand – a premium real estate experience unlike any other.
Virtual Reality is a concept that’s found itself leaping from the worlds of Science-Fiction and into our very real lives. As reported by Inman as a leader in this space, the addition of 3D and Virtual Realty (VR) tours to sothebysrealty.com was designed to create an immersive experience, allowing for personal tours of homes around the world. Experience homes online like never before; covered by The Wall Street Journal, John Passerini, global vice president of interactive marketing for Sotheby’s International Realty, details the convenience and experiential depth of using 3D to explore the entire home, or take advantage of the VR experience through a compatible mobile device such as iPhone or Android phones paired with a VR headset.
Both the Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV app and the VR tours on sothebysrealty.com allow you to experience homes from the comfort of your own – taking you and those with you on a previously impossible journey through homes all over the world.
Sotheby’s International Realty on YouTube
Video is an important form of media, and we’ve embraced it. As we reported last week, the brand’s YouTube channel celebrated a milestone as it reached 30 million video views – making it the most subscribed to and viewed real estate channel on the platform.
More than half of home searches start on mobile devices; this makes perfect sense. Our phones (and tablets) travel with us everywhere we go and bridge most of our connections. SIR Mobile is our user-friendly GPS-enabled real estate listings app that brings our global collection of luxury homes and expert Real Estate Agents to the palm of your hand. Available on both the Google Play App Store and Apple’s App Store, this powerful mobile tool allows you to search for a new home wherever you are.
On display in this rural, multiple Keystone Award winning home is striking contemporary architecture along with a well-planned flow and function located in the South Thompson Valley. Only 15 minutes from Kamloops, five minutes to Rivershore Golf Course, and conveniently located between two local wineries, this well-designed home with floor-to-ceiling windows allows for gorgeous views and exceptional sun exposure from dawn to dusk.
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.
Navarino Residences is a limited collection of luxury villas for freehold ownership within the multi-awarded, five-star, Navarino Dunes resort in Costa Navarino, the prime sustainable destination in the Greek region of Messinia in Southwest Peloponnese. One of the most unspoiled and breath-taking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history.
Situated either right on the beach or perched on a hillside amidst lush olive trees, these three-to-six-bedroom luxury properties offer spectacular views of the Ionian Sea, guaranteed for life. The flagship Beachfront Villas stand as close as 30 meters from a one-and-one-half-kilometer sandy beach, which is also home to Caretta Sea Turtle. Golf-Front and Panorama villa type homes sit on the golf greens of The Dunes Course and enjoy private and direct access to the beach, with a short golf cart ride.
While the properties incorporate local design elements and the use of natural materials, their finishing, internal outfitting and configuration adheres to the latest standards in architecture and construction. The villas are offered with extensive customization options within a framework to ensure harmony of the built and natural environment, governed by comprehensive design guidelines and operating regulations.
Navarino Residences villa owners enjoy privileged and direct access to world-class resort facilities and amenities, including two signature 18-hole golf courses, state-of-the-art purpose-built children’s facilities, the 4,000-square-meter Anazoe Spa, more than 20 restaurants, bars and cafes, an array international events, sports and cultural activities for all ages in addition to year-round property management and concierge services. Owners have the opportunity to indulge in a sustainable lifestyle, where food and wine comes from their own private vegetable gardens, vineyards and olive groves.
Navarino Residences offer much more than a home. The exquisite location of Navarino Dunes, property and facility management services of the highest level, a wide range of hospitality services, two signature golf courses and premier sports facilities create a unique living experience, with peace of mind, in a private residential community.