#TravelTuesday – Colorful Beaches

Take the time to look around and be inspired by the vibrant colors naturally found across planet Earth. This #TravelTuesday, explore homes near the world’s most colorful beaches.


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Papakōlea Beach is a green sand beach located on the southeastern end of the island of Hawaii.  The olivine-colored sand is said to come out from the erosion of a collapsed cinder cone.

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$1,599,000 USD | Captain Cook, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

 Just north of Papakōlea Beach, nestled upon three private acres, lies this tranquil island retreat.  The property has unique finishes throughout including Mexican Saltillo tile floors, mosaic tile designs and a fireplace built with hand-picked smooth lava beach rocks and a driftwood mantel.  A five-bedroom oasis, the home offers unobstructed views of the Hawaiian coastline.


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For pink sand beaches, look no further than Harbor Island in the Bahamas.

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$1,650,000 USD | Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

 A historic colonial home originally built in the 1800s, this Harbor Island property offers a cozy island lifestyle with easy access to the beach.  The home was renovated in 2013 and honors the property’s architectural past with mahogany windows and doors, cedar siting interiors and a shingle roof.  The home has three bedrooms and additionally features an outdoor dining area and sitting porch, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.


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Located on the Maltese island of Gozo, Ramla Bay boasts unique, orange sand beaches.

06 Malta

€2.500.000 EUR | Xewkija, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

 Less than 15 minutes inland from Ramla Bay, in the village of Xewkija, sits this historic, 18th Century estate.  Spanning over 13,000 square-feet, the meticulously restored property comprises a main house, outdoor entertaining area, swimming pool, large garden with lawn area and a two-car garage.  Four of the five bedrooms feature original frescos on the walls with the fifth bedroom boasting an adjacent terrace.


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Hyams Beach in New South Wales, Australia holds the Guinness World Record for whitest sand in the world.

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

 This sprawling, 50-acre estate is located north of Hyams Beach.  The property comprises an elegant main house, separate pool house, double lock-up garage with additional parking for up to 10 cars and a farm with cattle yard, two dams and a shed.  The home also features a heated self-cleaning oxygen pool and lush professional landscaping with gardens including date palms, olive trees, flame trees, wisteria and magnolia, among others.


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By Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA – Punalu’u Beach, Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, CC BY-SA 2.0

Punalu’u Beach, located on the island of Hawaii, is a black sand beach, formed from lava flowing into the ocean and then cooling.

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$2,500,000 USD | Volcano, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

North of the Punalu’U Beach is this historic, volcano property built in the early 1900s.  The private estate is nestled upon more than 13 acres of gated land.  Lying 3,800 feet above sea level, the property has been fully renovated and restored and comprises a main house, turnkey guest house and an art studio.

Ski In | Canada


After visiting Wyoming and Switzerland in the first two installments of our Ski In Series, our final piece brings us to The Great White North and explores homes in Canada nestled in and around world-class and snow-capped mountains. Join us as we ski into four Canadian homes and bring our Ski In series to close.

SunPeaks3 595 000 $ CAD | Sun Peaks, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This slope side timber frame masterpiece offers significant privacy, ultimate convenience, and superior design and finish to satisfy the most discriminating buyer. Despite its grandness, this special home radiates warmth and intimacy in each of its carefully planned sanctuaries and is solidly grounded by nature, inside and out. Extensive use of natural rock with embedded fossils, massive fir timbers, walls of windows with panoramic views, and covered, heated patio areas including an inviting outdoor gathering area with fireplace, symmetrically intertwine the beauty of nature and the comfort of luxury.

Whistler279 000 $ CAD | Whistler, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This Four Seasons Resort luxurious king suite is situated at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. After an exhilarating day on the mountains soak in the spa tub or relax in front of the fireplace. Enjoy all the amenities of this prominent hotel- ski valet, shuttle service, spa, fitness room, pool, hot tubs, concierge, room service, restaurant and lounge.

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Golden1 175 000 $ CAD | Golden, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This property is located in the popular Golden Avenue development of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and just a short walk to ski trails, lifts and amenities. The interior features grand timber accents, hardwood and slate tile floors, warm furnishings and an excellent use of space.

BigWhite6 800 000 $ CAD | Big White, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

With 10,000 square feet of luxurious living space, hand crafted by Pioneer Log Homes, the Award-Winning White Spirit Lodge is considered to be one of the most beautiful log homes in the world. It was designed around massive old growth cedar logs rescued and salvaged from storms, oceans, and fires. All the logs were hand scribed to reveal their true beauty and eternal history of the tree. With a castle appearance in mind, Rundle stones were selected to give texture and strength and add to the mountainous feel. The heart of this home was created to enable conversation to easily flow and allow a view-orientated design to accentuate the consistent seamless connection with Mother Nature.

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Ski In | Switzerland


Last week we visited Wyoming to explore just one of the United States’ many ski destinations. Today, we travel to Switzerland, home to the Swiss Alps and a long pedigree of top-notch professional skiers. Join us as we visit homes in one of the world’s most famous regions for skiing.

Swiss1Price Upon Request | Valais, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

Completed in 2015, this luxury ski chalet is one of the most prestigious addresses in the center of Zermatt. Combined with striking views of the Matterhorn and south west facing balconies, it is a truly desirable location in immediate proximity to the shopping, night life and the main railway station. The Sunnegga funicular is only a short walk from the chalet and brings you directly up to the ski slopes.

Swiss2Price Upon Request | Vaud, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

This new construction project has turned into a dream achievement, leveraging the luxury of large spaces and the warm atmosphere of the Swiss mountains. “Chesa Alta” is a prestigious address benefiting of 582 square-meters of living space on three floors. Part of the the Hotel de Rougemont and its Residences, this home is in close proximity to the slopes.

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Swiss3CHF 5’800’000 | Vaud, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

All within walking distance from the center of the village of Villars sur Ollon, in the heart of the Domaine de Rochegrise and on the way to the Croix pass, this luxurious ski home offers direct access to the ski slopes in the winter and to the 18-hole golf course in the summer.

Swiss4Price Upon Request | Valais, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

Located at the heart of Les Crosets, Portes du Soleil – this home enjoys being on one of most renowned ski destinations in the world. The floors are made with natural stones or with rustic wood and the featured tiling was hand-painted. Two intercoms (at the kitchen and the entrance) allow you to unlock the main door for visitors.

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Ski In | Wyoming


From Vermont to California, the United States is home to many top-class ski destinations. For the first installment of our Ski In series, come with us to Wyoming; home to resorts like Jackson Hole that often find themselves on “Best Of” lists, let’s explore four homes ready for the slopes in Wyoming.

Wyoming-1$7,900,000 USD | Teton Village, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

A true ski-in ski-out home at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, this home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, an open concept kitchen and living area, and main level master suite. Numerous fireplaces provide comfort and warmth in each of the living spaces and master and guest bedrooms, and plenty of exterior deck space is available for entertaining in the warmer months.

Wyoming-2$2,450,000 USD | Teton Village, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Just a stone’s throw from the aerial tram, this ski-in/ski-out, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom condominium is located in the Crystal Springs building at the base of world-class skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This condo features an open floor plan and is well-appointed throughout with features like a gas Thermador range, hardwood floors, two gas fireplaces, natural stone slab counters and a great deal more. The Crystal Springs building has private underground parking with two storage lockers and an elevator for ease of access after a long day of powder-skiing.

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Wyoming-3$4,950,000 USD | Wilson, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

This Larry Berlin-designed Teton Pines Country Club neighborhood home sits on over one acre on a beautiful pond with Teton Mountain Range views from every north-facing window. After a long day on the slopes, a cozy main floor den with a river rock fireplace that looks out onto the pond and mountains from two walls of windows awaits.

Wyoming-4$10,250,000 USD | Teton Village, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Following a day spent out at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, retire to this 7,500-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom, log home. With three unique levels that have intimate gathering spaces like a game room, a theater, a bunk room and skier’s lounge and more, the home ultimately unites to create an all-seasons haven.

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Ski In


Award-winning author Margaret Atwood once said, “the Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.” All over the world we are drawn to snowy peaks for our love of reflection, recreation and escape – in search for the freshest powder and access to renowned mountains, each Thursday this month we will journey to a destination with luxury homes nestled around world-class slopes fit for the ski enthusiast. Join us as we ski into Jackson Hole, Canada, and Switzerland in the coming weeks.

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Farm & Ranch | For the Equestrian


Winston Churchill once said, “no hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” With that in mind, our final installment of Farm & Ranch takes us around the world to properties exquisitely outfitted for the Equestrian lifestyle. Join us from England to Tennessee as we explore these uniquely outfitted, sprawling Farm & Ranch residences.

ukPrice 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. Hackwood Park enjoys stunning, uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. The estate also includes a number of additional properties including a stable yard and coach house, two detached houses and two entrance lodges.

nv$59,000,000 USD | Zephyr Cove, Nevada | Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

This rare, lakefront estate with panoramic Lake Tahoe views includes 378 lineal feet of sandy beach with a private pier, boat hoist, two boat buoys and close-up views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains to the West. The setting is ideal on 31 wooded acres of meadow, forest, stream and an aspen grove donning brilliant orange and gold fall colors. The equestrian facilities are located up away from the main lakefront home by the front entrance, boasting a barn with 15 stalls, indoor chicken coop, wash rack, grooming area and office. Paddocks off the stables lead to the open meadow with water rights for irrigation.

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itPrice Upon Request | Siena, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Grand estate of over 1,000 hectares in the hills of the provinces of Siena and Grosseto. The property lies on three hills of pristine vegetation including, vineyards, cork trees, olive groves and meadows that follow the Natural Oasis of Basso Merse. Bordering the estate are the Terme di Petriolo. About 600 hectares are part of a famous reserve and within the estate are also nine farms, all of medieval origin.

tn$26,000,000 USD | Franklin, Tennessee | The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

This spectacular plantation in the heart of Middle Tennessee is one of the finest properties available in America today. The exquisitely crafted 20,000-square-foot manor house sits majestically on nearly 700 of Williamson County’s finest acres. The one mile long drive up to the main house ambles through a stunning park-like landscape of old growth trees, creeks, rock outcropping and a glittering 12-acre pond. Outdoor amenities include an excellent eight stall equestrian center that is well appointed for all the rider’s needs.

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Farm & Ranch | Homes on the Range


Our second installment of Farm & Ranch brings us to Colorado which, according to sothebysrealty.com, offers more Farm & Ranch style properties than any other location within the Sotheby’s International Realty network. From Snowmass Village to Crested Butte, let’s discover a selection of sprawling rural properties from the Centennial State.

imagereader-aspx-2$17,800,000 USD | Snowmass Village, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

This incredible home offers almost 11,000 square-feet of living space. 360-degree protected views with approximately nine acres of irrigated pastures for horses; the property includes water rights. There is a pond as well as room for a swimming pool steps from the home. All day sun, central air conditioning, extreme privacy, electronic security gates, five bedrooms, all en suite) with his and hers baths in the master, media room, exercise room, music room, office/study, workshop or yoga room, three-car garage and only six minutes to skiing or the Aspen Airport, this home embodies Coloradan living.

imagereader-aspx$28,500,000 USD | Kremmling, Colorado | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

This stunning 24,000-square-foot home rests privately on 350 acres within the 18,000-acre shared ranch community of Grand River Ranch near Kremmling, Colorado. The highest quality finishes combined with multiple interior design theme inspirations make this a home of refinement, elegance and comfort. Designed to conform to the land, this spectacular home features the main house in the center with the master suite and guest house on each side, connected by bridges over artfully cascading waterfalls and streams while orienting to three majestic mountain views.

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imagereader-aspx-3$11,995,000 USD | Oak Creek, Colorado | Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty

Get away to the finest equestrian sanctuary in northwest Colorado, the Hideaway Ranch. Surrounded by Routt National Forest in the Morrison Creek valley, this 320-acre inholding has end of the road privacy complemented by a stunning country home, world class equestrian facilities and a sportsman’s paradise of recreation. From selection of land to construction of improvements, the Hideaway Ranch was created without compromise. With covered decks and hand chinked timber siding the 7500-square-foot residence exudes the warm ambience and intimacy of a classic ranch home.

imagereader-aspx-4$4,250,000 USD | Crested Butte, Colorado | Benson Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled on over 35 acres on the banks of the East River, this scenic retreat offers privacy and serenity, yet is only minutes from the historic town of Crested Butte. Only 19 home sites share access to approximately 1,500 feet of the East River with improved fish habitat, however this is one of only two properties with actual riverfront. Immaculate stable facilities, guest cabin, 800 feet of river frontage, five car garage and massive outdoor entertaining space elevate this residence above the rest.

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Farm & Ranch | In a Modern Space


While most Farm & Ranch properties share defining categorical features, architectural style is something that can group homes into their own subset. In our first installment of Farm & Ranch, let’s take a look at the sleek, striking and modern spaces that have come to redefine the rural, Farm & Ranch lifestyle.

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arizona$15,200,000 USD | Sedona, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Steeped in history, this spectacular ranch was once owned by the Wrigley family and later by members of the Hills Brothers Coffee family. The house, built in 1994 by one of the Wrigley heirs, sold to the Hills Brothers heirs. The main residence showcases luxurious and impeccable Southwestern-style with 6,700 square-feet of perfect outdoor living with mild climate featuring a lap pool and spa, gym facility, terraces, entertaining patios, a 1,350-square-foot guest house and 1,575-square-foot caretaker’s quarters. Engage in dressage equestrian riding and ranching here too. Highlights of this quintessential ranch includes: Box Stall Barn; Corral Barn; Working Barn; three Arenas; Hay Barn; two Corrals, a Park, with two grass areas, picnic tables, bandstand and stone fireplace; park area accommodates up to 600 for special events.

newyork$1,225,000 USD | Climax, New York | Select Sotheby’s International Realty

A mid-century structure reimagined as a country modern home on 148 acres with stunning views of the Berkshires. The light-filled, open layout of the main residence is elegant and understated. It offers 2,700 square-feet of living space with a modern kitchen and a living room with high ceilings, alluring fire place, and windows overlooking the sprawling landscape. An inviting pool, rambling paths, a pond, sculpture garden, green house, and a barn complete the picture. The home is stylish and unassuming, allowing it to commune with the extraordinary landscape, perfect for farming or the equestrian.

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canada1 050 000 $ CAD | Alberta, Canada | Canada Sotheby’s International Realty

Capturing picturesque views, this serene two-acre parcel in Phase I of Carraig Ridge is positioned on the transition between meadow and woods. Build your dream home or work with the existing design for this spectacular home site. There are just 44 lots on 650 acres of secluded Canadian landscape that are becoming a new center of innovative contemporary residential design. The landscape of rolling hills, lakes, ponds, woodlands and grasslands are framed by vistas of the Rocky Mountains to the west and south.

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

A perfect away-from-it-all sanctuary country house with exquisite modern architectural designs and functional areas where minimalism speaks, “less is more.” Walk through the main door and unwind in one of the sitting areas or by the immense swimming pool. Indulge yourself in 750 square-meters divided in three levels connected by a staircase. Bedrooms and bathrooms are of the highest standard and with attention to every possible detail, while the kitchen is a chef’s dream and fully equipped with electrical appliances and furniture. Plentiful seating in all areas of the house promises timeless moments of entertainment and social events that you can host. Outside, agricultural easements welcome plentiful sustainability.

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Farm & Ranch


Masanobu Fukuoka, author of The Straw Revolution once said, “the ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” Sprawling acreage, irresistible bonds with nature, sustainability and breathtaking vistas are merely some of the things that draw us to rural properties around the world, all in an effort to better cultivate ourselves and find the perfect home. Every Tuesday this month, we’ll explore the beauty and diversity of Farm & Ranch living.

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#TravelTuesday | Fall Getaways – Part II

This #TravelTuesday, we continue our dive into the best fall getaway destinations, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network boats branded offices in 13 of the top locations ranked worldwide.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


$2,495,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

This property is situated on over three-and-a-half acres of land and is located within Grand Teton National Park and just minutes away from Yellowstone National Park.  The perfect fall retreat, the home offers easy access to an array of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding.  The home spans 4,850 square-feet and includes four bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, hardwood floors and custom milled woodwork.

Boston, Massachusetts


$5,490,000 USD | Boston, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

An elegant waterside duplex, this property is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.  The light-filled three-bedroom home has large windows throughout, an extra-wide floorplan, large entertaining space and top-of-the-line kitchen.  In addition, there is a large private terrace and private courtyard garden, ideal for enjoying the crisp fall weather.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


$8,170,000 CAD | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Admire the beauty of autumn in Vancouver in this penthouse apartment boasting 360-degree views of the surrounding city, harbor, ocean and mountains.  The 4,300-square-foot contemporary residence was designed by acclaimed architect Peter Cheng with interiors done by the award-winning Peter Cardew.  The home features three bedrooms, maple walls, ceilings and doors and six balconies, allowing the city to be taken in from all directions.

Chicago, Illinois


$2,250,000 USD | Chicago, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

With plenty of sunshine and balmy weather, fall is one of the best times to visit Chicago.  Located in the Near North Side neighborhood, this corner unit apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks the city on three sides.  A Smart Home, the apartment spans over 3,000 square-feet and has three en-suite bedrooms, two terraces and a top-of-the-line kitchen.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


$22,000,000 AUD | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

While the northern hemisphere is experiencing autumn, it will be springtime in the southern hemisphere so head to Australia for a true getaway from the fall.  Enjoy the city of Melbourne from atop this 86th floor penthouse.  A floor-through residence, the penthouse is situated inside an Art Deco-inspired skyscraper and features 360-degree views of the city, hand-crafted moulded ceilings and gold leaf entrance way.

Paris, France


7.700.000€ EUR | Paris, France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

Fall is the tourism off-season in Paris, making it one of the best times to revel in the city’s magic.  This three-bedroom apartment in the heart of Paris overlooks the iconic Arc de Triomphe.  The home also includes a garage, cellar, elevator and 24-hour caretaker.

Munich, Germany


1.450.000€ EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated within the residential development project “Living by Phillippe Stark,” explore fall in Germany in this sleek, modern apartment located in the center of Munich.  The one-bedroom residence has been constructed with the finest materials and craftsmanship.  Building amenities include a concierge service and spa and wellness center.