Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in September 2014

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

2014_9_26_New Orleans$1,200,000 USD | New Orleans, Louisiana | Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty

From Factory to FancyThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Renovating History in the HamptonsThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Tuscan villa with traditional architecture is up for sale in Lucca, ItalyArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A former colonial plantation in Izamal, Mexico—Architectural Digest

House of the Day: A Private Island to Call HomeThe Wall Street Journal

A Houston Chateau Asks $43 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

House Once Owned by Bing Crosby Relists for 43% MoreThe Wall Street Journal

Lee Trevino’s Dallas Estate Goes on the Market for $13 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A 1918 estate designed by Boston architects Chapman and Frazer in Duxbury, MassachusettsArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A turn-of-the-century manse in the Hamptons is up for sale in Water Mill, New YorkArchitectural Digest

Home of the Day: Mediterranean Revival with Batchelder tileThe Los Angeles Times

The Esoteric World of Print CollectingThe New York Times

J.M.W. Turner: an Exhibit, a Film and an AuctionThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s Uses $200 Million of Art to Woo West Coast RichBloomberg

Aviation Real Estate | Fly-in, Fly-out

Helipads, runway homes and fly-in communities, oh my. No matter your preference, having aviation amenities to fly in and out at your leisure is certainly extraordinary. Explore four spectacular aviation homes for sale around the world, suited for aviation enthusiasts. Community Wyoming

Price Upon Request | Alpine, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Fly-in Community

Nestled among rugged mountains and the Palisades Reservoir, The Refuge fly-in residential community has the greatest breadth and depth of opportunities for the true sportsman. The Refuge is a private community within the Alpine Airpark, a spectacular and user friendly airport with inexpensive fuel and no landing fees. The runway, at 5,664′ elevation, is 6,000 ft long and is situated in a convenient east-west orientation, ideal for the prevailing winds. Spain Helipad

3.600.000 € EUR | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

Helipad Home

This six bedroom country house sits next to a protected area offering total privacy and tranquility. The expansive terrace offers stunning panoramic views across the plains to the mountains. The home has a large swimming pool and its own helipad, making it easily accessible by air. Bahamas Sea Plane

Price Upon Request | Exuma, Bahamas| Lyford Cay Sotheby’s International Realty

Seaplane Access Home

This private island in the central Bahamas offers the ultimate privacy without walls or fences. The property has living quarters for 22, comfy guest cottages and a main house. A spa, gym, salon and infinity pool add to this luxurious private resort. Set on the water, the property has docks leading out to the cerulean waters, perfect for fishing, snorkeling boating and arriving in a Cessna 208 floatplane. Private Hangar Washington

$2,200,000 USD | Washougal, Washington | Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty

Hanger Home

Placed delicately on a quiet street, Mt. Pleasant Farm is a 5600 square foot home with 72 lush, private, awe-inspiring acres. It has a stable with 4 stalls, a private 1/2 acre lake, and completely uninterrupted 360 degree views of the Columbia river. The FAA certified runway leads to a 2,500 square foot airplane hangar that can hold any sized single engine, and most light twin engine, aircraft and has two sets of outdoor tie downs on the paved exterior pad.

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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.

Mendoza 1

 $ 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.


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

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Argentina_Properties_FacebookMany thanks to our guest blogger, Rosario Lix Klett from Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, which offers endless access to distinctive properties in the top location across Argentina such as Buenos Aires, the Calchaquí Valley, Patagonia and the Uco Valley.

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

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 

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | August 2014

From a villa with views of the Dubai skyline to two historic homes in Italy, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

DubaiPrice Upon Request | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai- Located in the Beverly Hills of Dubai, this incomparable villa boasts 42,000 sq.ft. of exceptional modern design, sitting in a prime location, overlooking the Montgomerie Golf Course and Dubai skyline. The six bedroom villa has two kitchens, a private cinema room, Ayurveda spa area with hair salon, massage tables and luxurious steam and sauna area.

GeorgiaPrice Upon Request | Atlanta, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Georgia- Located on 23+/- gated and fenced acres bordering the Chattahoochee River, this three home compound is a virtual oasis minutes from the hubbub of the city. Each has it’s own private gardens with pool. There are vast woodlands on the grounds along with a soccer field, lighted tennis court, family field house, putting green, Olympic Park fountain, classic car collection garage, gazebo, and security cameras.

Lucca Italy 130.000.000 € EUR | Lucca, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy- This unique property surrounded by plentiful gardens, is part of the historical villas of Fort deiMarmi built in 1940 by architect Tullio Rossi. The home boasts 15 bedrooms, 11 full baths, a pool and sprawling outdoor space for entertaining guests.

Lucca Italy 225.000.000 € EUR | Lucca, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy- This historical 18 bedroom mansion is surrounded by 50 hectares of land including gardens, olive trees, farmland and a pool. Set in the country, the home has 360 degree mountain and green space views.

Nevada$30,000,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Nevada- This sprawling private estate in Nevada boasts 32 acres and mountain views. The home includes stately equestrian facilities, terraces and outdoor spaces as well as a car showroom with 8 double door entries.

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Luxurious Private Beach Living in Carlsbad, California | Video House Tour

Extraordinary home with 200’ of lagoon waterfront and private beach for soaking up rays and water sports. This exquisitely designed 6,000 square feet home has it all, including  an epicurean kitchen, sparkling 25-yard pool and spa, volleyball and tennis court, koi pond with waterfall, private boat storage and launch. This exquisite home is truly an entertainer’s dream, offering spectacular lagoon views of water activities, wildlife, and gorgeous San Diego sunsets.

$6,950,000 USD | Carlsbad, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Extraordinary Angles | Inspired by Pools, Gardens & Equestrian Estates

Our latest installment of our Extraordinary Angles℠ lifestyle video series features some of the finest equestrian estates, breathtaking pools and enchanted secret garden sanctuaries across the United States. Watch the “webisodes” for a guided tour of these spectacular homes represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand.




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