Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week of June 2014

Thatched Room Estate in England  £2,475,000 | England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

The best properties with tennis courts for those with Wimbledon fever including this pretty five-bedroom thatched property in the popular picturesque village of Hurley. The home has a large all-weather tennis court, as well as a heated swimming pool and cricket nets.

Wimbledon Fever: The Best Properties with Tennis CourtsTown & Country UK

Here’s The Difference Between Wealthy US And Chinese Home Buyers - Business Insider

On the Market | A Beautifully Restored Colonial Revival Home in North CarolinaArchitectural Digest

How to Market a $38M Penthouse in Las VegasLuxury Daily

Extraordinary Properties | Infinite PoolsSothebys.com

Timeless and Sophisticated Villa – Haute Living

Washington, D.C., Mansion Sells for $20 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Bob Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ lyrics sell for $2 millionChicago Tribune

Monet’s Water Lilies fetch $54 million at Sotheby’s - Fortune

Peter Doig’s iconic rainbow tunnel painting estimated to reach £9 millionThe Telegraph | Luxury 

Dream Home in Crested Butte, Colorado | Luxury House Tour

Located in the Silver Sage subdivision, near the town of Crested Butte, this home stands out with a unique curved central core. The structural system of post and glulam beams are exposed and allows the home to flow clearly around the core, giving uninterrupted views of the entire valley. Strong curvilinear forms inside the house are repeated in the landscape, reinforcing the indoor to outdoor connection.

$2,275,000 USD | Crested Butte, Colorado | Benson Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in June 2014

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

Calgary Luxury Ranches

37 888 000 $ CAD | Calgary, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Calgary Luxury Real Estate Buyers To Enjoy Private Jet, Chopper ServicesHuffington Post

When you’re dealing with a lot of these entrepreneurs and business people, executives, time is money to them, Mark Evernden, Sotheby’s [International Realty Canada] senior vice-president of sales, told the news service.

What Do Chinese Home Buyers Want?The Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters BelizeSotheby’s International Realty

Living in Luxury Air Parks - The Wall Street Journal

Breathtaking Pools: A Collection of Exceptional Properties  - Architectural Digest

Homes: What $25 million buys around the worldCNN Money

Sotheby’s International Realty Survey Shows Wealthy Desire Waterfront, Historic And Smart HomesTheStreet.com

Luxury Australian properties from Sydney to PerthThe Telegraph

A Richard Neutra Design in Pennsylvania | House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

Through the Looking Glass in Ridgefield | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Inside the most expensive house on the market in Houston (Video)Houston Business Journal

Realogy Named to 2014 Fortune 500 ListRealogy Press Release

BANKSY: The Unauthorised Retrospective Curated by Steve LazaridesSotheby’s

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Belize

Belize Sotheby's International RealtySotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its luxury real estate services are now available in Belize with the opening of Belize Sotheby’s International Realty, owned and operated by McCann & Fisher Ltd.

The firm, which is managed by Shane and Brittany McCann, serves the luxury residential real estate market throughout Belize and is located at Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

“Ambergris Caye is considered one of the most desirable islands in the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “The lifestyle offered there is coveted by people everywhere. Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, ancient Mayan Ruins, water falls, caves and the well-known Great Blue Hole. We are proud to be able to offer our services in this beautiful and unique market.”

According to Brittany McCann the affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will help achieve their goal of raising the bar in Belize’s real estate market. “We also want to help promote the economic growth of our country, and we believe the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will help change the dynamics of the real estate market in Belize,” she said. “Our company has raised the standards of service and ethics here in the property and rental management field, and this has set us apart from other real estate groups in the country. It is our mission to be the best in the industry and build a team of knowledgeable professionals, and we will continue this as we grow with the brand.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Belize 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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Infinite Pools | Beyond The Extraordinary

Last month our new ad campaign Beyond The Extraordinary launched in print and online.
Ny Times infinite pools

T Magazine | May 11, 2014

From “Infinite Pools” to “Breathtaking Views” to “Island Living,” the campaign aims to feature extraordinary properties from some of the most desirable locations from around the world.

Dive into seemingly endless waters and indulge yourself in infinite possibilities. Enjoy our collection of properties featuring infinite pools.

Greece

Price Upon Request | Peloponnisos, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

The Peloponnesian Princess three-level villa encompasses 750 square meters on a 17,000-square-meter plot. The exquisite architectural design features a 140-square-meter swimming pool with Jacuzzi, waterfalls, centennial olive trees, gardened pergola and a guest house. The indoor design flows into the outdoors, combining aesthetics and art, all surrounded by mountain views. The home features marble and hardwood flooring, a fitness center and home theater.

Mallorca, Spain

Price Upon Request | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Son Vida, this unique villa enjoys breathtaking sea views over Palma city and its port. The chameleon villa boasts unusual light effects, consisting of finest crystal with a special LED technology installed on the surface, which can be programmed changing colours as you wish. The property is comprised of three buildings. The main house is spread over three floors including a living area, library, TV room, bedroom suites, kitchen and wine cellar. In the second building are swimming pools and a fitness and spa area. The third building is the guest house.

Luxury Homes in Austin

$6,200,000 USD | Austin, Texas | Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled on 4.5 acres atop one of the highest hills, Villa Ascosa (or Hidden Villa) offers breathtaking views of Texas Hill Country. The terrace leads to an infinity-edge pool that appears to disappear off the hillside. Built in the tradition of sturdy Italian villas while embracing green building technologies, the home features exterior and several interior walls constructed of 12-inch-thick aerated concrete blocks, promoting energy efficiency. This country oasis is just 10 minutes from downtown Austin.

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Extraordinary Tudor House in Bronxville, New York | Video House Tour

This extraordinary Tudor was designed and built as the personal home of Harry Leslie Walker, an instrumental architect in the village in the early 1900′s. Built in 1918 and thoughtfully renovated and expanded in 1999, the home boasts 5500 square feet on a half acre of mature landscaping and outdoor entertaining space. The Chef’s Kitchen-spacious and inviting with adjoining family room, stunning sunken Dining Room that seats 20, and gracious oak-paneled Living Room are just a few of the highlights.

$4,995,000 USD | Bronxville, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in May 2014

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

Montecito Estate

$23,500,000 USD | Montecito, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coastal Village Brokerage

‘The Secret’ Author Rhonda Byrne Will List in Montecito for $23.5 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Luxury Lifestyle Report: A Study of High Net Worth ConsumersSotheby’s International Realty

Looking for an Investment? Here Are 9 of the Best Franchises in AmericaThe Street

On The Market | Baroque Splendor in Lucca, ItalyArchitectural Digest

On The Market | Frank Lloyd Wright’s William Winslow House in IllinoisArchitectural Digest

An East Hampton Home for the GenerationsThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s Cheval Blanc ex-cellar auction sells outDecanter.com

Luxury Lifestyle Report: A Study of High Net Worth Consumers

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The “Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report” surveyed affluent consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China and found that the majority in all four countries are more likely to purchase a lifestyle property now than they were five years ago and to make a lifestyle property their primary residence. A WATERFRONT PROPERTY was the top choice for what they would consider purchasing next. A concurrent study of lifestyle search activity on sothebysrealty.com shows “waterfront” was the top lifestyle search on the website in 2013 at 42 percent.

The majority of affluent consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China also were likely to make a LEGACY HOME PURCHASE, which is a property intended to remain in the family or be gifted to children, with the highest percentages in China (93 percent) and Brazil (92 percent). A survey of Sotheby’s International Realty network members revealed that more than half of respondents say their clients spend between $1 and $3 million for a legacy home.

In addition, the “Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report” showed that earning a return on investment was a key driver for clients when purchasing such a property. Compared with five years ago, a majority of affluent consumers are more confident in the strength of the housing market in their country of primary residence, which they believe offers the best real estate value right now.

“Last year, we observed that the luxury sector led the overall market recovery, making insights into the purchasing behavior of high net worth consumers critically important,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Our findings confirmed what we have known to be true when it comes to the motivations and desires of these consumers: they are looking for homes that meet the needs of their varied lifestyles and that support their most precious asset, their family. These consumers also recognize the important role real estate plays in building wealth, and they expect to yield a return on their investment. In a testament to the health of the luxury market, they are more confident in their property’s ability to grow their overall net worth.”

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Tuscan Style Home in British Columbia, Canada | Video House Tour

A powerful sense of arrival greets you when you enter the gates of this 28,000 square feet private estate. Set on eight five feet of low bank exposure overlooking the natural beauty of the historic Nicomekl River this 7255 square feet family home boasts touches of old country elegance throughout.

4 500 000 $ CAD | British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in May 2014

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

Luxury Homes for Sale | Essex Connecticut $3,480,000 USD | Essex, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Homeowners Who Ditched the Dining RoomThe Wall Street Journal

With more meals eaten in the kitchen, on the patio and in front of the TV, luxury homeowners are increasingly converting their dining rooms into libraries, dens and other flex spaces.

 

Katharine Hepburn Home Returns to the Market - The Wall Street Journal

 

Villa De Martini on Telegraph Hill listed for $16 millionSFGate.com

House of the Day: Over the Moon in La JollaThe Wall Street Jouranl

A 30-Minute Interview with Kathryn A. Korte, Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.The New York Times

East Hampton, New York: Secluded Showplace, $21.5 MillionThe New York Times

Hot Property Moon Bloodgood selling her home in Venice, CaliforniaLA Times

House of the Day: Study in Contrast in Tuxedo Park [New York] - The Wall Street Journal

House owned by GM of Arizona Diamondbacks is for saleArizona Central

House of the Day: Mizner Remade in Colebrook [Connecticut] - The Wall Street Journal

Real Estate Goes GlobalThe New Yorker

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Rise for First Time This YearBloomgberg