Video of the Week: Whimsical Estate Inspired by the Lord of the Rings in Provo, Utah

$14,900,000 USD | Provo, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Inspired by the Lord of the Rings, designed by Michael Upwall, built by Magleby Construction, and situated on 30 acres of some of the most pristine land in northern Utah, there are few properties that match the magnificence of this home. The exterior is blanketed with beautiful stones quarried in Utah and matched with old barn wood planks and large beams to create a rustic mountain home. This is masterfully mixed with an interior that boasts a sophisticated modern design with clean lines, light walls and rich dark trim.

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I knew what it felt like to not be wanted, to not have a dream, to not know what inspiration was, to not know what hope was, to not know if I was going to be alive the next day. I thought it was finally my turn to do what I wanted and what makes me happy ~ Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince was born in war-torn Sierra Leone during the country’s decade long civil war. A series of events lead to her living in an orphanage with fond hopes to one day become a ballerina. “I wanted to be happy,” recalls DePrince; she drew inspiration from a magazine featuring a ballerina not simply because she was dancing, but because, “she looked happy.”

She was adopted by an American family who recognized her talent and determination and enrolled her in ballet classes. Today, DePrince dances with the Dutch National Junior Company with the rank of Grand Sujet for the main company.

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Captivated by the beauty of Paris and her accommodations, this dancer reflects on her journey and her commitment to inspiring others. Learn more about Michaela DePrince.

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imagereader.aspx-68.800.000 € | Paris, France | Paris Quest Sotheby’s International Realty 

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We all have a passion. We all have a dream. For some, it’s about adventure. For others, it’s about tranquility. Our dreams are as vast and varied as the world is wide, but they all start with inspiration and inspiration starts with our surroundings. That’s what home is – what you choose to surround yourself with. Home is where you truly LIVE.

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art | Gallery Shows to See in New York This Month

In New York City, the art never stops. Performa Biennial is in full swing, Ai Weiwei’s presence is everywhere, Barbara Kruger’s MetroCards have hit the streets, and new exhibitions have been opening at galleries across the city. Overwhelmed? Don’t be, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art has you covered. Here are a few of the best gallery shows to see this November.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life and Infinity Nets
David Zwirner
Now through December 16

Yayoi Kusama, “The Spirits of Pumpkins Descended into the Heavens,” Infinity Mirror Room at The National Gallery in Singapore, 2017

She’s back! The wait for her NYC return may be over, but the long lines are just starting to form. New Yorkers, get ready to step inside the hallucinatory, fantasy world of the self-proclaimed modern-day Alice in Wonderland, Yayoi Kusama. The iconic artist continues her U.S. takeover on the heels of packed runs at The Broad in LA and The Hirshhorn in D.C. with several exhibitions taking place simultaneously in NYC. Famed “Infinity Mirror Rooms,” new sculptural work, and sixty-six paintings from her “My Eternal Soul” series are all on display in David Zwirner’s Chelsea locations, while the gallery’s newly-opened Upper East Side space presents the latest “Infinity Nets.” A few of Kusama’s paintings are also on view at the Judd Foundation through December 9.

Rashaad Newsome: Reclaiming Our Time
De Buck Gallery
Now through December 9


Rashaad Newsome, “KNOT,” 2014; Photo: Rashaad Newsome

Collage, sculpture, dance, and video are some of the methods employed by Rashaad Newsome in raising questions of power and agency in his work. The artist’s current exhibition continues his line of inquiry into authorship and attribution, a path that has included a deconstruction of Madonna’s “Vogue” in the past, highlighting the dance form’s origins in the 1970’s queer ballroom community in Harlem. This time, Newsome focuses on Cubism and the movement’s West African influence that has been largely overlooked. The exhibition presents three-dimensional collages, an installation entitled, “Through the Looking Glass” as well as sculptural objects from the artist’s furniture collaboration with Vosay, an Afro-Brazilian firm. During the exhibition, Newsome’s new immersive performance piece “Running”will be presented at The Park Avenue Armory on November 7th.

Richard Prince: Ripple Paintings
Gladstone Gallery
Now through December 22


Richard Prince, “Ripple Paintings” at Gladstone Gallery, Installation View

The master of appropriation who used the Marlboro Man and Instagram posts as fodder for his creations has done it again. This time, the source of his material comes from the pages of a magazine, Playboy magazine to be exact. Created in the last two years, this new body of work is culled from the cartoons the artist ripped out of the vintage issues of the publication he purchased on eBay, all produced between 1967 and 1970. Why cartoons? “I love cartoons. Funny drawings. Serious humor. Subversive. Laugh out loud. Another way of surviving.” Prince plays not only with the subject matter but the watercolor method in which the cartoons were made, adding his own watercolor paint – in contrasting hues and multiple layers – to the torn out pages, creating ripples as a result.

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About Sotheby’s Institute of Art


Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in November 2017

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

BN-VV417_ockerl_M_20171027103748$4,950,000 USD | Holland, Michigan | Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty 

This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home is connected by tunnel to a 30-car garage that spans about 10,000 square feet

A Michigan Property Where the Car Is King – Wall Street Journal

Healdsburg Victorian farmhouse asks $5.4 million – Curbed

6 perfect homes for golf enthusiasts – The Week

Triplex Penthouse at 212 Fifth Ave. Returns to the Market—for $5 Million More – Mansion Global

Waterfront Georgica Cove estate on over two acres lists for $16.5M – Curbed

$1.5 Million Homes in Rhode Island, California and Georgia – The New York Times

6 gorgeous Victorian Homes – The Week

Century-old Amagansett traditional style home lists for $3.85M – Curbed

Seattle’s Bellevue Neighborhood Is a Haven for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Tech Employees – Mansion Global

Study: Renters in SF need higher credit scores than other cities – SFGate

10 Homes That Are Modern-Living Goals—Inside And Out – Elle Decor

Sag Harbor contemporary with 3,000 square feet hits market for $3.35M – Curbed

Sotheby’s First Dubai Auction Brings in $3.6 Million – Forbes

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in the Florida Keys


Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that its independently owned and operated affiliate, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty in Islamorada, Florida, has acquired Tradewinds International Real Estate.  The acquired firm will now operate as Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty.

The acquisition expands Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty into new markets, including Marathon and Key West, while continuing to serve the luxury residential real estate market in Islamorada.  With this addition, the firm has now grown to over 30 independent sales associates.

“Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty has prospered in its local market and we are proud to support their growth in the Florida Keys,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The Keys are a prominent Florida destination and this acquisition strengthens the firm’s position to serve clientele across the region.  Despite being impacted by the hurricanes earlier this year, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty has persevered to carry on a business-as-usual approach, and we wish them continued success.”

Russell Post is the broker/owner of Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty and will remain at the helm of the operation.  Bob Cardenas, former broker/owner of the acquired office, will now serve as broker/owner at Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty.

“This addition provides our company with greater exposure in Marathon and Key West and allows us to better serve clients in the middle and lower Keys,” said Post.  “We are proud to welcome Bob Cardenas and his team to our organization.”

“Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty is a well-known and respected company. We are thrilled to be joining this firm and look forward to the opportunity to connect our clients with the finest international network and premier level of worldwide exposure,” added Cardenas.

The acquired offices are located at 420 Flemming Street in Key West and 12240 Overseas Highway in Marathon, and will complement the company’s existing office at 81888 Overseas Highway in Islamorada.  Post also owns and operates Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty which serves the Ocean Reef Community in Key Largo.  With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network now has 61 branded offices throughout the state of Florida.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 930 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide.  In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD.  Ocean 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: Modern Masterpiece in Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada

12 888 000 $ CAD | Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The Pacific West Coast meets innovative, cutting-edge design; just 30 minutes from Victoria on a stunning 67-acre oceanfront parcel, this award-winning home is sited close to its 1,400 linear feet of shoreline. 10,700 square-feet of extraordinary contemporary lines are accentuated by a Garry Oak grove, private beach and the dramatic Olympic Mountain backdrop.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar Lists Hawaiian Estate for $3.3 Million


Sammy Hagar is a certified rock and roll legend; whether it was his work with groups like Montrose or Van Halen, his solo career, his TV show, or his successful entrepreneurial ventures, his contributions to pop-culture have persisted for over 40 years reaching far outside the walls of the music industry.

According to a recent story in the Los Angeles Times, Hagar has listed “Mu,” his home of 22 years in Haiku, Hawaii for $3.299 million with Island Sotheby’s International Realty.


Hagar settled in Hawaii after the island’s beauty wooed him when he visited following a Van Halen tour in the mid 1990’s; his short stay to recharge quickly grew into a love for what he experienced during his time there.


Spanning nearly 10 acres looking out over Waipio Bay, Hagar’s home includes three bedrooms, a saline pool with cabana, outdoor brick pizza oven, and gourmet chef’s kitchen – one that has served as a creative space where many notable chefs crafted memorable meals.


Tranquility in mind, the property showcases the beauty and favorable weather Hawaii is known for. Enjoy a round of three-par golf, hike to a private waterfall, or enjoy a life of sustainability complete with a private well, water catchment, solar electricity, tilapia fish pond, fruit trees, and terraced vegetable gardens right on the home’s grounds.


Allow this verdant property to inspire you the way that it did Hagar – experience one of the most inimitable estates Maui has to offer.

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From the $58 million Four Peaks Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado to a boutique Stellenbosch vineyard estate in South Africa, discover four enthralling farm and ranch properties offering one-of-a-kind experiences.

Colorado$58,500,000 USD | Snowmass, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Taking its name from surrounding Snowmass Mountain, Capitol Peak, Mount Daly and Mount Sopris, Four Peaks Ranch is the consummate mountain sanctuary. Once inside the gate, a world of unique splendor and beauty awaits. An outdoor paradise spreads out amongst the 876 pristine and unspoiled acres with 15 miles of alluring private trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, paintball, and cross-country skiing. Moreover, a stocked pond and private beach with cabana, abundant wildlife for an exceptional private hunting experience, a chipping and putting green, and even a private labyrinth make these outdoor activities unrivaled for a personal residence of this stature.

Florida$28,900,000 USD | Wellington, Florida | Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty

This impeccable 62-acre equestrian compound in heart of Wellington is located within minutes of the Winter Equestrian Festival, Global Dressage Festival, and International Polo Club. Completed in 2005 with top notch facilities, this farm is ready for occupancy. The square polo area offers 20 stalls in each row, totaling 60 stalls, centered around a courtyard with sitting area, summer kitchen, and Asado grill. In close proximity are two regulation-size polo fields with a quarter-mile exercise track. Celebration Grassland and a grandstand with fitness center and bathrooms is also available.

SouthAfricaPrice Upon Request | Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

This boutique wine estate is gated and immensely private, and has unparalleled and unobstructed 360-degree views. All the while, it is remarkably close to Stellenbosch, Somerset West, and a short drive to the city of Cape Town. This slice of paradise is designed to invoke the feeling of being on top of the world and sits high on the magnificent Helderberg Mountain, neighbor to many desirable Stellenbosch Vineyards. The views from this home epitomize the term panoramic, offering magnificent vistas as far as Cape Town, Robben Island and False Bay.

$4,750,000 USD | Bozeman, Montana | Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty
With elevations up to 8,000 feet, this extremely rare 640-acre property is surrounded by National Forests with mountain views in all directions. Arrive by helicopter or car at your secure and serene family compound. This Retreat offers utmost privacy, yet is only a 30-minute drive north of downtown Bozeman. Protected by a conservation easement, the land and wildlife will remain unchanged; the easement allows four residences in addition to the two currently on the property, ideal for family gatherings. Enjoy endless recreational activity in your own Yellowstone National Park, ski at nearby Bridger Bowl, or bike, hike or simply relax at neighboring Fairy Lake.

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We all have a passion. We all have a dream. For some, it’s about adventure. For others, it’s about tranquility. Our dreams are as vast and varied as the world is wide, but they all start with inspiration and inspiration starts with our surroundings. That’s what home is – what you choose to surround yourself with. Home is where you truly LIVE.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in November 2017

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


$12,995,000 USD | Jupiter, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

“Nearly every one of the ceilings has a mural, which he [homeowner, Dan Colussy] had painted by a number of artists from around the world.”

First, Hire an Artist. Then, Build the House – Wall Street Journal

Rock Icon Sammy Hagar Lists Oceanside Hawaiian Retreat for $3.3 Million – Los Angeles Times

A Home for Rowing on the Italian Lakes – Financial Times

Sea, Sand and Seclusion on 55 Acres in Tasmania – Mansion Global

Leave Your Cares Behind at This Private Estate in the Dominican Republic – Robb Report

6 Swoon-Worthy Lowcountry Homes You Can Buy Right Now – Coastal Living

Foresty 1930s Topanga Retreat Asks $1.15M – Curbed

Seven Homes with Heritage – Financial Times

Renovated Duplex Loft in a Chic Area of Brussels – Mansion Global

5 Homes for Ski Enthusiasts Who Want to Hit the Slopes this Winter – Robb Report

Mountain Resorts Aim to Create Aspen in New England – Wall Street Journal

Prices of Houses in Los Angeles Hit a New High – Financial Times

The Hottest New Condo Trend is Reusing Old Buildings – New York Post

Of Frontiers and Farmhouses: The Escape of Ranch Living – T Brand Studio

10 Vineyard Homes You Can Actually Move Into – Elle Decor

At RM Sotheby’s, a $2.6 Million Bugatti Chiron is Entry-Level – Bloomberg

Inside Look: First Auction at Sotheby’s Dubai – Forbes

Architectural Spotlight | Enchanting Chalets


Nestled into the sides of mountains, these often-snowy homes are also ideal for the ski-enthusiast, or simply someone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. Originating in Europe’s Alpine region, these wooden residences predominantly feature heavy, gently-sloping rooves and wide, angular eaves showcased in the front of the structure. Time and cultural developments around skiing and hiking have transformed these one-time seasonal farm buildings into sought after landing pads during prime recreational periods in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

Let’s discover five enchanting chalets from Italy to Utah.

ItalyPrice Upon Request | Courmayeur, Italy | Turin Sotheby’s International Realty

This estate includes in its offering two historical villas and a chalet – comprising nearly 2,300 square-meters. Richly detailed throughout with traditional uses of wooden accents, exposed beams, and exuding warmth, the property is an ideal escape; surrounded by an over 7,000-square-meter park, the home offers the utmost in privacy, seclusion and tranquility.

SwitzerlandPrice Upon Request | Verbier, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled in a calm area within the heart of Verbier, this captivating property consists of an exclusive master chalet as well as a separate chalet, ideally located to accommodate staff or renovated as separate annex. The master chalet was constructed to the highest standards and designed by a world renowned interior architect boasting a spacious layout over 1,400 square-meters and built with luxurious and authentic materials, amongst which are rare reclaimed wood and hand-crafted natural stones.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Megève, France | Propriétés de Megève Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as “Tigre Blanc,” this masterfully executed ski-in/ski-out chalet spans approximately 420 square-meters and features a spacious living room at first floor with lounge, bar, wine cellar, professional kitchen, and terrace. Six bedrooms, a dormitory and a spa area with Jacuzzi, gym and steam room are also among its offerings.

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Andorra1.300.000 € | Saint Julia De Loria, Andorra | Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty

This chalet-tower in Andorra showcases incredible mountain vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows. The inviting home offers four bedrooms, three-full baths, large living room with fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and access to a 30-square meter terrace. Also, included in the residence’s amenities is parking for five vehicles.

Utah$6,150,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,407-square-foot home is designer furnished, inspired by a modern Scandinavian ski chalet – distinctly eclectic, chic, and natural. Tucked into the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, vintage and contemporary highs and lows make this the perfect home-away-from-home to live the Montage Lifestyle.

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