#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.

Hawaii

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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.

Bahamas

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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.

Malta

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

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€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.

Australia

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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.

Hawaii

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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.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi List Santa Barbara Villa for $45 Million

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$45,000,000 USD | Santa Barbara, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

The Wall Street Journal recently announced that beloved stand-up comedian, television show host, bestselling author, and Emmy Award winner Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian–American actress Portia de Rossi, have listed their storied Santa Barbara, California estate for $45 million USD.

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“The house is always surprising. It reveals itself to you in new ways every day. It’s not overly manicured or tidy. It’s not overly precious or perfect. And it’s a home that manages to be both spacious and cozy at once.”
– Ellen DeGeneres

When Ellen and her Portia first saw this elegant stone villa in the hills of Santa Barbara, they were immediately enchanted by the pure pastoral ambience of the Tuscan countryside that pervades it — the gentle sunlight, the rugged stone, and the reverence for the natural surroundings.

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The property, known as ‘The Villa,’ is prominently featured in Ellen’s 2015 book Home and was purchased by the couple in 2012; the estate was expanded through the acquisition of two adjacent properties and now totals 16.88 acres.

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Ellen and Portia spared no expense in modernizing the historic property for a relaxed California lifestyle and impeccable attention was paid to every detail of the renovation, with a classic barrel-tiled roof, wide wood flooring planks, rustic exposed ceiling beams, 18th-century Italian tiles, and sturdy walls of locally quarried stone creating an air of romance and refinement.

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“The surrounding gardens and olive trees are almost as wonderful as the interior. The house truly feels like it was built out of the landscape, rather than plopped on a plot. It feels ancient, like it’s been there forever. Like that hill was never without the house. This is a home that honors nature, and I love that.”
– Ellen DeGeneres

A dramatic indoor-outdoor entertaining pavilion known as Jordan Hall was built from stone excavated on-site and features hand-made iron windows. The couple also added a lap pool, sunken championship tennis court and installed state-of-the-art irrigation, mechanical, electronic and security systems.

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The Villa dates to the 1930s when celebrated architect Wallace Frost, having recently returned from living in Italy, built the two-story, 10,500-square-foot residence for himself, emulating the classical style of 17th-century Italian villas with great accuracy. Decades later, acclaimed architectural designer John Saladino fell in love with its “mix of grandeur and modesty” and commenced a five-year meticulous restoration of the property for his personal use.

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The secluded estate, secured by 18th-century Spanish gates off a private road, is perched on a crest and offers expansive views of the ocean, harbor, and mountains from nearly every vantage point.

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“If you think of your home as a canvas – regardless of its style of architecture – you can put anything on it. I tend to keep painting the painting until it’s so done, there’s nothing left to do. That’s when I sell the canvas and buy a new one.”
– Ellen DeGeneres

 

Luxury Living | A Home Fit for Fandom

Recently covered in Mansion Global, Jersey Boys and Broadway show producer Marc Bell’s Boca Raton home is a sight for pop-culture enthusiasts. Listed by Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty in Florida for under $30,000,000 USD, let’s explore this extraordinary estate.

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From the outside, this Mediterranean-inspired home casts an air of elegance, which continues into the home’s first-floor living areas.

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As we travel deeper into the sprawling residence, we discover the “USS Bell,” a Star Trek-themed home cinema outfitted with professional sound, video and ambiance – the theater’s floor vibrates and rumbles along with the film being screened.

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Outside the theater, a game room filled with pinball machines, billiard tables and arcade cabinets treats guests to a wide array of vintage and contemporary options in between screening marathons.

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And if arcade gaming is not your sort, this home comes complete with a separate gaming room ready for your favorite console adventure or competitive session; themed in a camouflaged battle motif, this room enhances and deepens the experience for you and your guests.

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From sailing-themed rooms and incredible outdoor spaces, to a pool with a waterfall and oversized chess board, discover more of this truly incredible home.

Happy Valentine’s Day | Wine & Words

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Today is Valentine’s Day in much of the world; a holiday defined by roses, romantic dinners, and most importantly, spending quality time with the people we love. Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus once said, “let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words,” so let’s adhere to the age-old advice and celebrate this day by exploring these homes around the world with dedicated spaces for exquisite vintages.

England£11,000,000 GBP | Wentworth, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This brand new and bright five-bedroom home features a striking, glass-encased, wine room that spills out into a relaxing living space. The home also features a reception hall, manicured gardens, sauna and an elegantly designed pool area with cabana.

New York$10,900,000 USD | Bridgehampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

Perched on an over one-acre lot, this seven-bedroom traditional home is in one of the most sought-after waterfront areas of Bridgehampton. Enjoy a glass with friends and family in the property’s charming cedar wine cellar with ample room for storing and tasting. This estate comes equipped with all the modern amenities in an iconic location

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Canada20 088 000 $ CAD | Vancouver, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Featuring almost 10,000 square-feet of living space, this exquisitely designed home offers generously proportioned living and entertaining spaces as well as six spacious bedrooms and eight elegant bathrooms. Behind an oversized ornate door, an elegant wine room showcases a collection fit for the connoisseur.

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

Showcasing waterfront views from every floor, this 1920’s home is a reinterpreted classic outfitted with modern amenities and living spaces. The rustic temperature-controlled wine cellar is perfectly designed to convey old-world charm while also storing an impressive collection. Though only minutes from fine dining, shopping and beaches, this home is sprawling private retreat, hidden from the road.

3 Countryside Lane-print-029-44-Dining Room-4200x2800-300dpi$9,500,000 USD | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty | Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

The ultimate modern estate, this striking indoor/outdoor home features a dining room adjacent to its wine room; ideal for showcasing your collection artfully, while also making it easily accessible for enjoyment. Nestled on two-and-one-half private and pastoral acres, this light-filled home offers a truly contemporary experience.

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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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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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

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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.

Sotheby’s International Realty® | Houseguest Episode IV – Chef Joe Cicala

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Houseguest” is the new custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. This series follows influential and inspirational people as they become a houseguest in a home represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their life with the unique lifestyle found with their extraordinary accommodations.

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As the Executive Chef at Le Virtu, and the Co-Owner and Culinary Director at Brigantessa in Philadelphia, Joe Cicala regularly travels to Italy to feed his passion and research authentic local flavor that he will infuse into his cuisine. In this awe-inspiring episode of Houseguest, Joe visits Via di Cappello, a secluded villa nestled in the Florentine countryside. Watch as Joe finds inspiration for his latest recipe: Tagliatelle with Tuscan Pork Sausage and Mushroom Ragu.

Want a taste? Craft Joe’s Tagliatelle with Tuscan Pork Sausage and Mushroom Ragu at home with the below recipe:

Ingredients for the pasta:
2 cups flour
3 whole eggs
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Ingredients for the ragu:
3 T extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
2 pork sausage links, casings removed
1/2 pound fresh porcini mushrooms, sliced
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1/2 cup pasta cooking water
1/3 cup heavy cream
Salt, to taste
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Toscano
1 small black truffle

Method:
On a flat surface, form a “well” with the flour. Add eggs and olive oil in the center and start to beat with a fork. Slowly incorporate the outer layer of flour into the egg mixture until dough starts to form. Discard the fork and knead the dough for three minutes until it becomes firm. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for one hour. On a floured surface, roll the dough by hand until it’s 3mm thick. Fold the sheeted dough in half and in half again. Using an 8″ chef’s knife, slice the dough into 1/4″ pieces. Unfold and form the noodles into “nests.” In a large pot of salted boiling water, drop the pasta, cooking for 4-6 minutes or until the pasta is cooked through yet retains a firm bite (about 2 minutes after the pasta floats). Drain the pasta and add to the pan with the prepared ragu (see below).

In a large sauté pan, add the olive oil and garlic cloves. Cook over medium heat until the garlic is browned on all sides. Discard the garlic. Add sausage to the pan and caramelize well. Add the porcini mushrooms and rosemary, and cook in the pork fat until tender. Deglaze the pan with the pasta water and loosen the brown bits on the bottom of the pan by scraping with a wooden spoon. Add the cream and reduce by half. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss or mix well with a fork and spoon to incorporate the sauce throughout the pasta. Add the Pecorino Toscano and do the same. Slice fresh black truffle on top of the dish and serve immediately.

Learn more about the house:

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

Built in the late 19th century by Giuseppe Poggi, one of Florence’s greatest architects, the 1060-square-meter villa is to the south of the city and just outside the town of Impruneta, famous for its terracotta and olive oil. Fifteen minutes from the center of Florence and thirty minutes from the airport, this impressive Florentine country estate is the unusual combination of a wonderful rural location with easy access to a magnificent renaissance city. The estate, enjoying fantastic south-facing views over the Chianti landscape, is accessed by a cypress-lined private drive. Set on a hillside with commanding views over formal gardens and the surrounding countryside, the property reveals astonishing views of the Chianti landscape.

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From roaming buffalo over the skies of New York City to the crystal azure waters of Turks & Caicos, open the door to discovery and explore the Houseguest series.

#TravelTuesday | Fall Getaways – Part I

This #TravelTuesday, explore properties in 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.

Savannah, Georgia

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$2,625,000 USD | Savannah, Georgia | Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated within a gated community on the Vernon River, enjoy autumn in this custom-built southern estate.  Spanning 6,300 square-feet, the home offers both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas including a two-story great room with wet bar, a wine room, solarium, breakfast nook, a covered patio overlooking the river, and a covered dock with dining area.  The home also boasts a custom hand-painted mural by a well-known Savannahian artist.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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$10,250,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Revel in Jackson Hole’s favorable autumn climate in this sprawling mountainside log cabin.  The home, which stands three-stories tall, is constructed of Douglas Fir log rounds and dry-stack stone and features a game room, theater room and skiers’ lounge.  It is in close proximity to picturesque hiking trails and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Charleston, South Carolina

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$5,900,000 USD | Charleston, South Carolina | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

Take in the season’s Charleston charm in this English-inspired gothic lakefront manor.  Enjoy the outdoors with the property’s pool, cabana, alfresco kitchen and loggia.  The home additionally boasts intricate finishes throughout including extensive mahogany molding and trim, reclaimed antique heart pine floors and beams, custom cabinetry and hand cut stone exterior finishes.

Acadia National Park, Maine

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$2,475,000 USD | Northeast Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

Located just a few miles south of Acadia National Park, this unique and rustic property offers the best of fall in New England.  The property’s landscape includes a variety of trees, perennials, paths, stone bridge, a restored farm road leading down to a rear meadow and is in close proximity to hiking trails that lead into Acadia.

San Francisco, California

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$6,000,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

With fall being the off-season for San Francisco’s tourism, enjoy the metropolis from the Telegraph Terrace penthouse.  The captivating apartment features breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and is in close proximity to many of the city’s main attractions.  The home spans 5,654 square-feet and includes grand entertaining spaces and seven outdoor terraces.

New York, New York

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$9,250,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Admire the beauty of autumn in New York City from this triplex penthouse overlooking Central Park.  Located on the Upper West Side, the apartment features three bedrooms, 10-foot ceilings and a 380-square-foot terrace ideal for entertaining and watching the leaves change colors.  The apartment is in a landmarked building with a full-time doorman and live-in superintendent.

Innovative Experience | The Next Big Thing

Think about all the ways in which you consume and create content online. You pull out your smartphone or tablet, or maybe you boot up a notebook computer during an extended wait at the airport. Perhaps at home you have a large desktop computer, perfect for photo editing or watching videos on your Facebook feed.

While there are certainly pros and cons to the use of each of these devices for different tasks, they all have the exact same relationship with the user:

It’s an isolated, individual experience. Just you and the device.

Now contrast this to the way in which we consume content on our increasingly large TV screens. Whether it’s live content like major sporting events or the next big blockbuster you’ve just rented in HD, our TV screens lend themselves directly to a shared viewing experience that is entirely unique.

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What’s more, the way the content itself is displayed on these larger screens is absolutely unmatched. HD videos and high resolution, professionally shot photography looks fantastic on a desktop computer, but when displayed in your home theater or living room, the results are truly stunning.

From a design perspective, creating applications for a “10-foot view” generates an opportunity to present a refined experience that can be instantly picked up by even the most casual of users. Additionally, the use of voice dictation to easily search, or the ways in which a shared experience can lead to fun new modes to feature content like our incredible properties, allow for an even more distinctive experience.

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While we unquestionably interact with a considerable number of friends and contacts throughout our days due to personalized technology, the way in which the shared viewing experience of a large screen brings people together in one room opens up exciting new ways to connect with an audience. With Apple TV and the new tvOS platform leading the way, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the opportunities this presents, and can’t wait to share more very soon.

Stay tuned.

Luxury Living | Happy Halloween

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While primarily an American holiday in the way it’s celebrated, Halloween has spread over the globe and has been adopted by many cultures in many countries. One of the most popular traditions of the holiday is to celebrate all things that go, “bump in the night,” so with that, join us on a journey around the world  as we discover homes in places associated with some classic tales.

Baltimore, Maryland

Home of Edgar Allen Poe

Famous for The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher and many other chilling short stories and poems, Poe lived his entire life in Baltimore. His stories have been adapted for film and TV countless times including memorable vignettes on The Simpsons annual Halloween special. He was also the inspiration for the city’s NFL team (the Ravens) when they moved in a little over 20 years ago.

baltimore$4,600,000 USD | Baltimore, Maryland | Monument Sotheby’s International Realty

London, England

Home of Mary Shelley

The mother of some of horror’s most iconic characters, Mary Shelley penned Frankenstein in 1822 and gave generations of audiences Doctor Victor Frankenstein and his titular Monster. The story inspired dozens of film adaptations dating back to the advent of the modern cinema and helped launch the career of the legendary Boris Karloff as one of the original Universal Studios monsters.

england£6,995,000 GBP | London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

Tokyo, Japan

Home of Koji Suzuki

Koji Suzuki’s Ring (Ringu) series was instrumental in introducing international audiences to the J-Horror sub-genre and inspiring 2002’s American film, The Ring, by Gore Verbinski. In the wake of its success, The Ring opened viewers up to a steady stream of terrifying J-Horror stories for many years to come. It will be reimagined for the screen again in 2017.

japan¥250,000,000 JPY | Tokyo, Japan | List Sotheby’s International Realty

Dublin, Ireland

Home of Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin in 1847. Originally published in 1897, his most famous work, Dracula took the world by storm and brought vampires out of the shadows and into our homes. Count Dracula has since become a household name and continues to be, nearly 120 years later, one of the most famous and frightening monsters of all time.

dublin5.000.000 € EUR | Dublin, Ireland | Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty

New Orleans, Louisiana

Home of Anne Rice

Author of the renowned Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice adapted the concept of vampires for a modern audience. Lestat, one of the vampires at the center of Rice’s stories, was portrayed by Tom Cruise in 1994’s Oscar-nominated film version of Interview with a Vampire alongside Brad Pitt and Kirstin Dunst.

new-orleans$1,683,000 USD | New Orleans, Louisiana | Dorian Bennet Sotheby’s International Realty

Mexico

Home of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Our journey ends in Mexico with the Day of the Dead celebration on November 1st. While there is no specific author tied to this particular celebration, images of “sugar skulls” and deeply-rooted practices of honoring deceased family and friends on the Day of the Dead has been featured in numerous stories across both print and film. Disney’s Pixar Studios will be bringing the holiday to life in their upcoming 2017 film, Coco.

mexico$3,800,000 USD | Nayarit, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

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Luxury Living | Modern & Contemporary Interiors

With the use of glass, steel and concrete along with imaginative, striking lines, modern and contemporary interiors are bright and inviting spaces. Join us on a trip around the world as we experience some of the most captivating and inspiring modern and contemporary interiors from Sydney, to the Gulf Coast of Alabama.

alabama$3,275,000 USD | Orange Beach, Alabama | Kaiser Sotheby’s International

Sited close to the entrance of Ono Island, this private, 5,200-square-foot waterfront home features unparalleled craftsmanship and detailing throughout. The home features Italian Terrazzo tile, Wolf, Miele and Sub Zero appliances, a bespoke spiral glass staircase, stacked limestone fireplace, automatic shades and a separate guest suite among its amenities.

argentina$4,000,000 USD | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Ginevra Sotheby’s International Realty

This is a unique 375-square-meter property in Chateau Puerto Madero features a private entrance hall and grand living and dining rooms with views to the river and ecological reservoir. There are four separate suites, where the master encloses a double walk-in closet, and there is also a family room and eat-in designer kitchen and a service room. Enjoy breathtaking cityscapes from nearly every room.

canada5 475 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The “Theater Park Penthouse” features four-bedrooms and a library over approximately 3,270-square-feet of indoor living space. The over 2,000-square-feet of wrap around terraces feature unrivaled panoramic views of the lake and city while the interiors feature top-of-the-line finishes and bespoke design elements that capture the abundant natural light.

finland4.250.000 € EUR | Uusimaa, Finland | Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty

Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s beach house in Jamaica, the architect Iiro Mikkola has combined Italian design and the beauty of the archipelago into a beautiful dream-like design.The villa provides unique views to the archipelago and the sea, while fantastic plot stone walls and pine trees, captures the beauty of Finland all in one place. The additional sauna-building, also designed by Iiro Mikkola, is only a few steps away from the main house and was completed with state-of-the-art media equipment, amenities and access to waterfront views.

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

Located in one of Sydney’s most prestigious coastal enclaves with sublime views over Bronte Beach, this light drenched penthouse apartment provides the ultimate beachside sanctuary designed for luxurious living and entertaining. Enhanced by a sleek contemporary design and the finest of finishes, it reveals an expansive open plan living and dining area enjoying an effortless flow to an entertainment terrace and captivating outlooks. There is a gourmet CaesarStone island kitchen equipped with top-of-the-range European gas appliances and concealed fittings. To the rear of the home is a sparkling glass fenced swimming pool followed by a generous sun drenched courtyard which is perfect for intimate soirees by day or by night.