Mendoza, Argentina | More than Malbec

Over the last several years, Argentina has emerged as one of top wine-producing regions in the world, renowned for its Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals. The Mendoza Provence, in particular, produces nearly two-thirds of the countries wine and is rated among the world’s top 10 wine destinations. This amazing Argentinean province is known for its grape quality with a special terroir for its growth. Mendoza’s wine route is a major attraction for visitors and residents alike and offers spectacular wineries and unique tasting experiences.

Mendoza Grapes

$ 1.236.683 ARS | Mendoza, Argentina | Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Among them, The Villavicencio Natural Reserve is a one and only experience. Located just 50 km from the city of Mendoza, The Reserve encompasses 72. 000 hectares. Nestled among the depressions of Uspallata Valley, the Reserve is a very special place immersed in a unique setting full of flowers and pine vegetation. The landscape is complemented by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the Reserve such as guanacos, vizcachas, pampas cats, pumas, foxes, and condors, among others.

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 $ 1.236.683 ARS | Mendoza, Argentina | Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

In the winter months, Mendoza also attracts the adventure-seeking ski community. Las Leñas, outside Malargüe, is the first to fully open its white laden gates. The skiing begins in Mendoza in June, but it is in July when the snow gets more than ankle-deep and the slopes offer more fun, speed and adrenaline. In Las Leñas, skiers enjoy day and night activities. It is the only resort in South America that currently offers night skiing where you can participate in Las Leñas’ unique Olimpos Light Parade and descend the slopes with head torches.

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Renowned for its world-class wines, beautiful landscape and rich history, Mendoza makes for an unimaginable lifestyle.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in September 2014

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

2014_9_19_Cape Town_SAR 49 000 000 | Cape Town, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

Africans purchase for exactly the same reason as Europeans, because Cape Town is an exceptionally beautiful city with world-class food and services,” said Lew Geffen, chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

Decline in the Rand Helps Push Cape Town SalesThe New York Times

House of the Day: A Hong Kong RetreatThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: An English Manor in DallasThe Wall Street Journal

Florida Property Once Owned by Ivan Lendl Will List for $21.5 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyArchitectural Digest

Smooth Jazz Meets Stormy DesignThe Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in … the Dominican RepublicThe New York Times

Home of the Day: Midcentury rambler in AltadenaThe Los Angeles Times

Unusual Sowden Residence in Los Feliz asking $4.875 millionThe Los Angeles Times

FHA Fees Are Holding Back First-Time HomebuyersAmerican Banker

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to Auction 3 PaintingsThe New York Times

Born in a MinuteSotheby’s

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand to Enter Hainan and Strengthen Presence in China

Hainan_3Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced Tianjin Zeng Yi Real Estate Brokerage Co. Ltd., which is owned by Plus Investment Holding Group (Beijing), will open Hainan Sotheby’s International Realty in China, furthering the brand’s expansion in Asia.

Kevin Corbett will serve as chief executive officer, and Jim Hao will serve as general manager.  The firm is expected to open in mid-November of this year.

“Following the planned opening of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty in October, Kevin and Jim look to continue the momentum in Hainan,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Hainan, with its tropical climate, is a tourist hot spot.  We are proud of their efforts in creating a strong presence in this market, as we continue our expansion in Asia.”

With the opening of Hainan Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have 27 independently owned and operated offices throughout Asia in Australia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

“Hainan is often referred to as the Hawaii of China, and the No. 1 tropical resort destination there,” said Corbett.  “With the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty network and our robust resources in Hainan, we are opening new doors to this exotic haven and to those seeking to invest in China’s world-class resort real estate.  With the opening of Hainan Sotheby’s International Realty, we foresee further growth and expansion in mainland China’s luxury real estate market.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.  Hainan Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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 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.

The Gathering Place | Luxury Living Rooms

Traditionally, living rooms are meant for relaxing and socializing—a place where friends and family come together. The living room also presents the perfect opportunity to make a statement and set the tone for your entire decorating style. Whether the style is rustic elegance or minimalist, modern or traditional, you can gather inspiration from five extraordinary homes below to create a room where you can entertain family and friends.

Living Room NJ

$8,500,000 USD | Far Hills, New Jersey | Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty

Only one hour from Manhattan, this Far Hills, New Jersey, home is at the center of a 26-acre retreat that combines rustic elements offering luxurious living. Overlooking Ravine Lake, Pickle Brook Farm features stone and reclaimed wood construction and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and forest. The living areas are finished with rustic beams, carved mantelpieces and extensive millwork. In addition to five bedrooms and seven baths, there is a media room, game room, several outbuildings and a five-car garage.

Living Room Australia

Price Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Perched in park-like gardens high above Sydney Harbour, the Babworth House is one of Australia’s grand mansions from early 1900s. Residence 2, a three-bedroom, three-level residence features formal and informal living rooms, master “retreat” with San Sebastian stone bathroom, dining rooms, office and wine cellar.  Architect Michael Sutter retained the original oak-paneled walls and stained-glass windows while adding a cocktail bar and gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances. The home opens onto private marble verandas and wraparound terraces overlooking the harbor.

Living Room South AfricaPrice Upon Request | Plettenberg Bay, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

Open-plan living areas enclosed by glass provide ever-changing views of the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains from this contemporary, eco-designed, Plettenberg Bay home on Robberg Beach. Paul Oosthuizen designed the five-bedroom, four-bath home to become an integral part of the landscape, melding into the fynbos and milkwood trees. Opening the home’s glass doors creates an extensive indoor-outdoor area with uninterrupted flow. The kitchen is an entertainer’s delight. Highlights include radiant floor heating, heated pool and rainwater collection.

Living Room Milan

Price Upon Request | Milan, Italy | Milan Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by architect Piero Pinto in a former 17th-century convent in Milan, this 6,452-square-foot, four-bedroom apartment features a faded, terracotta-hued fresco on a bedroom’s domed ceiling. Everything else, however, is ultramodern in design. An elevator connects three floors that include a separate staff area. Architectural details include glass stair rails and a spa-style master bath. Highlights include a double living room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the octagonal-shaped inner courtyard, a feature typical of Milanese apartment buildings.

Living Room Manhattan

$26,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Situated in New York’s Upper East Side, this prewar duplex condominium offers eight bedrooms and eight baths. For privacy, the apartment is accessed by a key-lock elevator that opens onto a private landing and a marble entrance gallery. The layout connects living room, media room and library for 1,500 square feet of open entertainment space with views of both skyline and Central Park. The lower floor includes a master suite with his-and-hers baths, a playroom and staff room.

 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in September 2014

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

2014_9_12_Shelter Island$13,950,000 USD | Shelter Island, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty– Southampton Brokerage

I knew I had to have this house. It’s just a gorgeous, peaceful, quiet haven in the world, that’s all there is to it.”

A Sanctuary on Shelter IslandThe Wall Street Journal

Luxury Homes: Priced to Sell at $30 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

A Florida Home on Private Peninsula Will List for $60 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

James Turrell’s Gramercy Park Apartment­­—Architectural Digest

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s former home lists for sale in HawaiiLos Angeles Times

On the Market: A Historic Villa on Tenerife in the Canary IslandsArchitectural Digest 

Foodie Cities: Real Estate for the Restaurant SetThe Wall Street Journal

Mountain escape on the market for $9.9MSFGate

Home of the Day: Refined Mission-style in Agoura by Carl DayLos Angeles Times

Richard Landry sells Malibu barn house for $8.3 millionThe Los Angeles Times

Bunny Mellon’s Keen Eye Is a Boon to Sotheby’sThe New York Times

Top Five Most Expensive Items Ever Sold by Sotheby’sForbes

Turner’s Rome masterpiece to go on sale at Sotheby’sThe Telegraph UK

Iconic Edward Weston Images Hit the Auction BlockArchitectural Digest

Over the MoonSotheby’s 

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Pennsylvania

Central Market  EditSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that  Prudential Lancaster Real Estate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the newest member of its real estate network and now will operate as Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.

Anne M. Lusk is owner of the firm, which has one office at 100 Foxshire Drive in Lancaster.  With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have five independently owned and operated offices throughout the state of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, New Hope, Kennett Square and Lancaster.

“The Lancaster market offers residents a beautiful rural landscape with convenient access to several major cities,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We proudly welcome Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty to our network and the fine properties they represent.”

According to Lusk, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand affiliation creates new opportunities for her agents and clients.  “With the Sotheby’s International Realty global reach, we now have many added avenues of exposure for the homes we represent,” she said.  “We are focused on offering our clients a high level of custom service that addresses their unique needs.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.  Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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 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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Elegant Seaside Residence in Whale Beach, Australia | Video House Tour

Flawlessly designed by world-renowned architect Iain Halliday, and mentioned in Vogue Living as his favourite residential design, this exceptional seaside residence commands magical, uninterrupted views across Whale Beach to the central coast.

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

Philippines Real Estate | Market Spotlight

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Price Upon Request | Forbes Town Center, Philippines | Philippines Sotheby’s International Realty

“Building on strong internal growth, driven by people with wealth that are investing in the country, the future in the Philippines’ real estate sector is bright,” says Philip Mareschal, chief executive officer, Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty. “The alliance with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region makes the country an attractive investment destination. Due to the nation’s strong economic growth from BPO (Business Process Outsourcing), off shoring industries, an increasing number of visitors and remittances from overseas Filipino workers and a young demographic, the Philippines is considered the prime option for residential, commercial and retail sectors. Our luxury residential market has been receiving more foreigner buyers as neighboring Asian countries implement cooling measures. Another trend we are seeing is Filipinos and foreigners are looking into countries for retirement. The climate, lifestyle, the people… easy living makes investing in real estate in Philippines more appealing as the value of their money goes a long away.”

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in September 2014

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

2014_9_5_ItalyPrice Upon Request | Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy | Milan Sotheby’s International Realty

The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In the World Right NowForbes 

Asia House of the Day: Hillside Luxury in the Philippines The Wall Street Journal

A large Montecito estate lists for $125 millionThe Wall Street Journal

Marinas Are Having Their MomentThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Modern Summer HomeArchitectural Digest

‘Temple of Light’ Afloat in SausalitoBloomberg

NRT’S Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Expands Presence in Malibu Sotheby’s International Realty

Chinese move into luxury Manhattan propertyBBC News

Home of the Day: Crisp Nantucket style in Pacific PalisadesThe Los Angeles Times

Home of the Day: a G.W. Smith Revival on the Santa Barbara RivieraThe Los Angeles Times

Edvard Munch’s Obsessive ImpressionsSotheby’s

Fivestory Hosts Preview of ‘Contemporary Curated’ AuctionWomen’s Wear Daily