Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in March 2015

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

2015_03_27_ Marthas Vineyard

$2,889,000 USD | Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts | Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty

On Martha’s Vineyard, located 7 miles off Cape Cod, picnickers can enjoy lobster rolls on Menemsha Beach, famed for its sunsets, in Chilmark. The island also has five historic lighthouses, more than 50 art galleries and numerous local boutiques—chain stores are largely banned here.”

Top Spots for Luxury Getaway HomesThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: Photographer Peter Lik’s lush surf-hut-inspired retreat overlooking Honolua BayArchitectural Digest

House hunting: 7 homes for amateur chefsThe Week

$2,200,000 Homes in Chicago, Colorado and New HampshireThe New York Times

House of the Day: A $4.4 Million House Where the Manatees SwimThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: Famed editor Maxwell Perkins’s former residence in New Canaan, ConnecticutArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A historic Mediterranean Revival home in Sapphire ShoresArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A Colonial-style home designed by Georgia architect Philip Shutze in Tuxedo ParkArchitectural Digest

Financing a Vacation HomeThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters BrazilSotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Brazil

Brazil j7js3jSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Imobiliaria Bossa Nova in Brazil has joined the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand and now will do business as Bossa Nova Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, led by owners Luciano Amado as president and Marcello Romero as vice president, is located at Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva 2027, Pinheiros, São Paulo.

“São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are exciting markets that encompass extraordinary properties in a broadly diverse destination, and they provide a highly influential source of avid real estate buyers,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We are pleased to welcome Luciano, Marcello and their team to our global network.”

According to Romero, the new affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand represents the opportunity for them to expand and grow.  “The support of this brand will allow us to supply our team with new technologies, training and market intelligence, combined with an extraordinary inventory in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and top beach and countryside locations,” said Amado. “Thanks to this affiliation, we now have direct access to a global market through the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s 760 offices worldwide.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 16,500 sales associates located in approximately 760 offices in 60 countries and territories worldwide.  Bossa Nova 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 their 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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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in March 2015

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

2015_03_20_St. Martin$3,900,000 | Terres Basses, St. Martin | St. Martin Sotheby’s International Realty

House Hunting in … St. MartinThe New York Times

On the Market: Singer Bing Crosby’s former ranch in the Coachella ValleyArchitectural Digest

Spring 2015 Home-Buying Guide: 5 Insider Tips From Real Estate Pros Across the CountryFoxBusiness.com

House of the Day: Former Sen. Judd Gregg Asks $5.999 Million for a Florida Keys CompoundThe Wall Street Journal

Home of the Day: Off the beaten path in MalibuThe Los Angeles Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence into Andorra—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

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Serenity Now | Art & Home

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 Art & Home – April 2015

The latest edition of Art & Home is here! This month we’re showcasing tranquil, harmonious environments inspired by Asia that provide refuge from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

California$2,300,000 USD | Beverly Hills, California | Sotheby’s International Realty- Beverly Hills Brokerage

Because the external world seems to be in a perpetually chaotic and frenzied whirlwind, internally, serenity is always in style.Creating a calm, meditative state within one’s home with an environment that’s at once soothing, orderly and sophisticated, can be achieved by incorporating earthy colors with inspired furnishings and restrained accessories, so each room is a serene, tranquil haven.

Colorado$2,625,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

The hallmark of this approach: Asian-inspired décor, which utilizes classic elements from exotic nations such as China, Japan, India and Nepal: a Mongolian area rug; an antique, blue and white Chinese vase from the Ming Dynasty; a delicately hand-painted Japanese screen; an ornately carved console or chest.  The Zen is in the details. “Clients want touches, not whole spaces, to look Asian,” said French native interior designer Marie Burgos.

North Carolina$7,800,000 USD | Raleigh, North Carolina | Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty

So the key to a successful design is not to recreate period rooms, noted New York City interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, but rather to employ economy of design with carefully selected, refined furnishings that have clean lines, combined with a selection of ornamental pieces, for an eclectic effect. “Contemporary Asian styling is less ornate than in previous years, less formal and rigid,” added Andrew Hunter of Sotheby’s International Realty in Thailand.

Thailand$9,750,000 USD | Phuket, Thailand | Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty

Additionally, the principles of feng shui are sometimes utilized to emphasize an uncluttered, open flow throughout the spaces, and to accentuate harmony and balance.  To that end, New York-based Burgos incorporates the five natural elements –wood, fire, earth, metal and water—in her home designs.  The elements needn’t be literal, she emphasized.  The earth, for instance, can be represented with a collection of terra cotta vases or stone tiles. Fire can come into play via an interpretive lighting fixture, while a pop of red in a painting can serve the same purpose.   But it’s best to keep the overall color palette in neutral tones to underscore the desired intent:  a peaceful space.

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Touch of Green| St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and we’re featuring houses with the perfect touch of green in spirit of the holiday.

New Jersey$2,975,000 USD | Hillsborough, New Jersey | Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty

This 1720 stone bank house sits on a sprawling verdant field in New Jersey. Green is incorporated throughout the home from the landscaping, to the shutters and additional décor within the home. The romantic main house was expanded for better functionality, modern entertaining and more luxurious accommodations, but the original 18th century structure has its own impressive features and plenty of authentic charm. The home also features a tennis court, pool and a caretaker’s cottage.

Georgia$2,575,000 USD | Atlanta, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

This Atlanta home has high ceilings, a large, light-filled open floor plan and best of all, green accents are found throughout—from the wall color, to the shutters and even the doors. The seven bedroom home is charming while elegant and a true entertaining home for all seasons.

Israel₪ 128,595,022 ILS | Herzliya Pituach, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

This ultra-modern villa in Herzliya Pituach, Israel has unmatched views of the Mediterranean Sea. The six bedroom, eight bathroom bath home has many lavishes finishes including Versace inlays and 24 carat gold tiles in the master bath that also features a shower with mosaic tile, complete with many different shades of green. The spectacular double lot offers unparalleled scale with spacious rolling lawns, large pool and spa, and several entertaining enclaves.

 

Bahamas$1,820,000 USD | Treasure Cay, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Appropriately named Sweet Pea for its green color, this cottage in the Bahamas has a private dock with entertaining space that looks out onto the Brigantine Bay canal. The four bedroom home has stylish interior spaces are complemented with richly toned hardwood and marble tiled floors and state of the art appliances.

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence into Andorra

AndorraSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Finques 3 Cases in Andorra has joined its luxury real estate network and now will do business as Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty.

Established in 2000, the firm is owned by Joan Rafel Socías Tomás, who serves as chief executive officer, and Narcís Socías Tomàs, the chief operating officer.  Ralph Luenenschloss is responsible for international business. The firm will serve the high-end real estate market throughout the Principality of Andorra.

“Our expansion into Andorra continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key countries within Europe andaround the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Andorra is a booming market that is garnering local as well as international investor interest. It offers the opportunity to enjoy a unique mountain lifestyle in the middle of the Pyrenees on the border between Spain and France.  In the winter it is a beautiful ski resort area, and in the summer, other outdoor activities as well.”

According to Luenenschloss, the firm offers clients a full service experience.  “Andorra is one of the safest countries in the world and it offers a new and modern legal framework that makes it very interesting for international investors, entrepreneurs and public figures,” he said.  “We help our clients to not only find the ideal property but also help with anything else they may need including working through the Andorran residency process, and connecting them to local resources and services like banks, tax advisors and lawyers. We focus on providing solutions and developing ideas to serve the needs of our clients.  Our professional team offers support in multiple languages including Catalán, Spanish, French, Portuguese, English, German and Russian.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 16,500 sales associates located in approximately 760 offices in 60 countries and territories worldwide.  Andorra 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 their 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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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in March 2015

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

2015_03_13_NYC$14,500,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Good security, transparent legal systems and access to high-quality educational institutions are among the primary factors driving ultra-high-net-worth individuals’ real-estate decisions,” says Sotheby’s International Realty CEO Philip White.

The Top 10 Cities for Ultra-High Net-Worth Home BuyersThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A California Ranch Asks $17.75 Million; Show Goats IncludedThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A sleek, light-filled penthouse with an open layout in Dallas, TexasArchitectural Digest

House of the Day: A Highlands Retreat in the PhilippinesThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: An Artist’s Haven on the WaterThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A Textile Industrialist’s Family Passes on Their Turn of the Century HomeArchitectural Digest

Peter Koral of 7 For All Mankind Lists in Malibu for $25 millionThe Wall Street Journal

Realogy Named As A 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company By Ethisphere Institute For Fourth Year In A Row—Realogy Holdings Corp.

Sotheby’s Celebrates Spring 2015 Asia Week NYSotheby’s 

Country-Inspired Kitchens

Country style kitchens are warm, welcoming, cozy and comfortable. Unique in their use of rich earthen tones and a handcrafted, homespun look, a country kitchen creates the perfect environment for family and friends to gather. Explore the rustic romance of our collection of country kitchens below.

New Jersey$4,300,000 USD | Tewksbury, New Jersey | Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty

Foxhill Farm is a magnificent 50 acre estate located in the hamlet of Mountainville in New Jersey. The estate has the look of a historic farmstead while embracing today’s most luxurious appointments. The meandering stone drive ends at a 16 room main residence with artfully crafted millwork, stone, and hardwoods throughout. The kitchen has touches of country with the use of earthen tones, exposed beams and stonework. This country compound also includes a barn, 2 bedroom guest apartment, Har-Tru tennis court, custom pool with spa, pool house with full kitchen and dining porch.

Texas$1,300,000 USD | New Braunfels, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

This storybook home on the Guadalupe River in Texas is nestled under a canopy of majestic Cypress, Oak and Cottonwood trees. The rustic chic main home features antique long-leaf pine floors, and a country kitchen blending Carrara marble counter-tops and Viking appliances with lots of wood, earth tones and a farm style sink. This one of a kind property integrates state-of-the-art features including surround sound, reverse osmosis water softener, and ‘green’ tankless water heaters. Shaded outdoor living spaces and an open sky terrace and fire pit allow for year round enjoyment.

Hawaii$2,700,000 USD | Kula, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Originally built in 1938, this upcountry home is part of Maui’s rich history. The main home is recently renovated while still maintaining the charm and style of old Hawaii. Exquisite features include hardwood floors throughout and original glass windows which capture stunning ocean and mountain views. The incredible country kitchen has a brick fireplace, wood paneling, a farm sink and a cozy breakfast area. The property includes two cottages, a wonderful saddle house which is used as a workout room and an art studio.

Sweden11.000.000 kr SEK | Kivik, Sweden | Sweden Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled in a storybook countryside of floral diversity, this tranquil home in Sweden was designed to feel like an English country house.The beautiful brick home features large oak doors, a library with fireplace and plentiful outdoor spaces to enjoy the gardens that surround the home. The country kitchen has a wood burning stove and an open layout that accommodates a dining table and an additional fireplace.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in March 2015

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

2015_03_06_PhilippinesPhp50,000,000 PHP | Luzon, Philippines | Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty

House of the Day: Modern Design in the PhilippinesThe Wall Street Journal

A Place in the Sun: Homes for Sale in St. CroixThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A custom-designed sustainable home in San AntonioArchitectural Digest

On the Market: This postmodern beach house in Montauk, New YorkArchitectural Digest

American Real Estate Buyers Take Advantage of the Falling EuroThe Wall Street Journal

A look at the Washington area’s most expensive houses for saleThe Washington Post

America, the Capital of Asian ArtThe Wall Street Journal

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | February 2015

From one of the largest and most historic ranches in the United States to a mansion in Paris, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

Paris33.000.000 € EUR | Paris, France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Paris, this recently renovated mansion has incredible outdoor space with several terraces including a hot tub and a garden. The home features an incomparable reception area, an extraordinary library, and six ensuite bedrooms. To add to the list of amenities, the home also has a home cinema, fitness room and swimming pool.

2015_02_27_Vernon_Texas$725,000,000 USD | Vernon, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The WT Waggoner Ranch is one of the largest and most famous ranches in the United States and was established in 1849. Never before offered for sale in 165 years of ownership, the sprawling Ranch estate includes more than 510,000-contingues acres spread over six North Texas counties, incorporating two main compounds, many homes and significant infrastructure, including a 10,000 square foot Ranch office headquarters in nearby Vernon Texas. There are approximately 20 cowboy camps ranging from 10,000 to 40,000 acres each. The ranch is offered as a turnkey proposition with hundreds of quarter-horses, many thousands of head of cattle, with approximately 1,200 existing oil wells, as well as mineral rights and 30,000 acres of cultivated farmland. There are also a number of large lakes encompassing thousands of acres, waterways and creeks with approximately 400,000 acres of land remaining undeveloped for oil.

Hong Kong$238,000,000 HKD | Repulse Bay, Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

This beachside home in Hong Kong features breathtaking views of Repulse Bay Beach and the coastline. Floor-to-ceiling windows spanning across the living room and the balcony bring in plenty of natural light. All four bedrooms in the home feature an ensuite bathroom and many of the rooms in the house feature unparalleled water views. A big sky-lighted courtyard is attached to a recently renovated modern kitchen.

NYC$29,500,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Ideally situated just off Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Carhart Mansion is noteworthy for its grand and elegant limestone façade. Perched high atop this magnificent mansion sits the spectacular Penthouse duplex which encompasses 7,140 square feet of interior space and 5,290 square feet of exterior space. This glamorous residence seamlessly incorporates a contemporary sensibility and style within a traditional architectural vernacular. This sun filled home has its own direct elevator access, a gracious gallery space and wonderfully appointed entertaining rooms. Designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1913, this 87’ wide mansion was designated a NYC landmark in 1974 and converted into four grand scale condominium units in 2005.

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