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.


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 –

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


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.


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.


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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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in April 2017

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


$1,500,000 USD | Prescott, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

“Known as the Falcon Nest, the 124-foot-tall residence is on the market for $1.5 million and includes three bedrooms, four baths, and uninhibited views of the surrounding valley. “

The Tallest Single-Family Home in the U.S. is for Sale – Architectural Digest

House Hunting in… Cape Town – The New York Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in India – Sotheby’s International Realty

Coastal Blairgowrie Home is an Entertainer’s Dream –

Nutley, N.J.: A Place to Land and to Stick Around In – The New York Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Makes a Push into Asia, Starting with Singapore – CNBC

‘Nip/Tuck’ Star Julian McMahon Cuts Loose from Colorful Malibu Home – Los Angeles Times

Lovely Colonial in Berkley Returns to Market for $2.2M – Curbed

Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million – The New York Times

Broadway Hitmaker’s Former Townhouse Selling for $19.5 Million – Mansion Global

The Coolest Eco-Friendly Homes on the Market Right Now – Elle Decor

From Chateaux to Sea Cliffs: The Romance of Castle Living – T Brand Studio

Material World: Sotheby’s Announces Autumn Design Auction – Wallpaper*

Most Valuable Earrings to Appear at Auction Could Fetch $68 Million – Forbes

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in India


Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has signed a 25-year exclusive franchise agreement with Realpro Realty Solutions Private Limited to further expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand presence throughout India with the opening of India Sotheby’s International Realty. The brand’s existing affiliate in India, North India Sotheby’s International Realty, which commenced operations in October 2014 in New Delhi, will work cooperatively with and also now do business as India Sotheby’s International Realty.

India Sotheby’s International Realty is led by Chief Executive Officer Amit Goyal, President, Ashwin Chadha and Honorary Chairman, Amit Burman. With this expansion, India Sotheby’s International Realty will focus on the luxury residential real estate market in the key cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Goa and Kolkata, while continuing to serve the New Delhi market. An office in Mumbai is planned to open in the second half of 2017.

“The luxury real estate market in India is growing rapidly and it was the right time for our brand to expand its presence within the country,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Ashwin Chadha, Amit Goyal and their team have successfully introduced the Sotheby’s International Realty brand to North India over the past few years. Expansion into the rest of India was one of our core objectives for the year, and we are proud to have them at the helm of this venture.”

“With the success of North India Sotheby’s International Realty, it was a natural progression to expand our footprint in India,” said Goyal. “The real estate sector is at the cusp of reform and transformation with implementation of policy changes. India’s luxury housing segment has a promising future, which has encouraged many reputable real estate developers to launch residential projects with state-of-the-art amenities.  Being a part of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand allows us access to unparalleled luxury marketing platforms for these high-end developments, an excellent recipe for a successful business operation.”

Chadha additionally stated, “With over 30 million Non-Resident Indians investing back into India, the timing for the expansion of India Sotheby’s International Realty is ideal. The team on the ground is committed to delivering the highest level of service and expert real estate advisory to those interested in the Indian luxury residential real estate market.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 880 offices in 66 countries and territories worldwide. In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD.  India Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the 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.

Video of the Week: Inspiring Country Retreat in Sagle, Idaho

$1,995,000 USD | Sagle, Idaho | Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty
This architecturally inspired residence, located on five private acres with exceptional lake, mountain, and river views, is a unique home styled with exquisite finishes and fixtures from around the world. The esteemed residence features a great room with cathedral ceilings, detailed bar, kitchen, dining, and living areas. Its construction includes energy efficient features such as Apex insulated block, German engineered windows, and a hydronic floor system for radiant heating; state-of-the-art lighting and security systems are also incorporated into the design.

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The Great Outdoors | Grow Your Garden


With Earth Day approaching on April 22, I’m elated to start our Great Outdoors series in a place near and dear to most of us – the garden. Thomas Jefferson once said, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” With that, let’s not delay as we adventure into four homes with extraordinary spaces to showcase and grow your garden.

EnglandPrice Upon Request | Basingstoke, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This historic estate tells the story of the history of England; through its incarnation from Royal deer park, to hunting lodge, to grand aristocratic residence welcoming great political characters, it certainly has been touched by greatness throughout its many years. The botanical gardens and grounds hold as much historic interest as the house and have a rich and architectural story to tell. The layout of the gardens dates back to the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and their design is attributed to Charles Bridgeman and James Gibbs.

California$33,150,000 USD | St. Helena, California | Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

Gated and immensely private, a long driveway leads to the expansive motor court, primary residence, and guest house complete with high-end finishes and materials, soaring ceilings, and French doors throughout. The sprawling grounds feature an 80-foot swimmer’s pool, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, koi ponds and mature gardens, and various outdoor entertaining areas amidst a stunning panoramic view of Napa Valley.

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Canada17 900 000 $ CAD | Oakville, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Boasting over an acre of land in the heart of the heritage district, you are steps away from cafes, shops and the finest restaurants. From the estate, you are five minutes to the lake and yacht club, where you will find breath taking views of the Toronto skyline in the evening. Built in 2010 by Ferris Rafauli, one of the world’s leading designers of ultra-luxury homes, there is not one detail overlooked; the formal grounds accentuate the beauty and serenity of nature, with custom designed fountains gracing both the front and back gardens.

Florida$32,500,000 USD | Palm Beach, Florida | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Built in 1923, “Casa del Ensuenos” is a rare Venetian-Style estate offering six bedrooms in the main landmark house, a three-bedroom guest house, a dock with boat lift, large pool with cabana and lush, tropical gardens.

Sotheby’s Auction House | Magnificent and Noble Jewels

Sotheby’s spring sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva will be led by the ‘Apollo and Artemis Diamonds’. Individually, these captivating diamonds – one Fancy Vivid Blue, one Fancy Intense Pink – are truly exceptional stones and when considered as a pair, they enter a class of their own: the most important earrings ever to appear at auction. Preview these extraordinary pieces and others before the auction on May 16th in Geneva.

GE1702_500_8The Apollo Blue – Fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 14.54 carats | Estimate: 38,100,000 – 50,200,000 CHF – and – The Artemis Pink – Fancy intense pink diamond weighing 16 carats | Estimate: 12,500,000 – 18,100,000 CHF

GE1702_500_4Diamond Rivière, mid-19th century | Estimate: 800,000 – 1,400,000 CHF

GE1702_500_6Fancy Intense Purplish Pink diamond ring weighing 7.04 carats | Estimate: 8,000,000 – 12,000,000 CHF

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