Equestrian Inspired | Kentucky Derby

The 141st Kentucky Derby, the greatest two minutes in sports since 1875, is set to take place this Saturday at Churchill Downs. In honor of this acclaimed sports race, we are featuring homes around the world that inspire the equestrian lifestyle.

Connecticut

$23,500,000 USD | Greenwich, Connecticut | Sotheby’s International Realty- Greenwich Brokerage

This beautiful Connecticut home is the center piece of an almost 13-acre working horse farm complete with stable, indoor riding arena, grazing paddocks, run-in sheds and equipment garage with groom’s quarters. The shingle-style home has relaxed, open verandas and gambrel roofs and is constructed using the latest green technology including spray foam insulation and geothermal heating and cooling system. This home was the winner of the 2012 HOBI Award for “Best Custom Home in Connecticut.”

New Zealand

Price Upon Request | Wanaka, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Spectacular Lake Hawea Station in New Zealand is idyllically nestled on the eastern shore line of Lake Hawea, with the commanding Grandview mountain range as a dramatic back drop. Available for the first time in almost a century, the compound has been farmed over the years with a strong emphasis on conservation and sustainability. The diversity of terrain, westerly aspect and long sunshine hours make this property an outstanding recreational playground with wild deer, chamois and trout in abundance in the area as well as access to nearly eight kilometers of outstanding lake front.

Las Vegas

$4,999,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

A secluded country road leads you to an equestrian estate tucked away on 10 acres on the northwest side of Las Vegas, the property includes three guest homes, a six stall barn, large lighted arena, tennis court and pool with spa.

Washington

$1,180,000 USD | Lake Stevens, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Spring Meadow Farm is sublimely featured with tremendous views of Mt. Pilchuck, pastoral privacy and natural splendor in Lake Stevens, Washington. A perfectly planned, meticulously maintained equestrian property, the warm, welcoming vintage 1936 home has been sensitively remodeled. The home has two ensuites, horse facilities, a restored pole barn and is just 40 minutes from downtown Seattle.

Tranquil Oceanfront Residence in Sapodilla Bay, Turks and Caicos | Video House Tour

$2,690,000 USD | Turks & Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Surrounded by a spectacular, colorful garden, this island escape overlooks the serene and protected Sapodilla Bay. Ideal for breathtaking sunsets, swimming, paddle-boarding or kayaking, this timeless home showcases the natural beauty and sophistication Turks & Caicos has to offer. 

Significant Sales Volume 1 2015

The latest issue of Significant Sales features top sales from around the world beginning with an elegant townhouse in New York. Also featured are panoramic views of the Pacific in California, a snowy penthouse in Aspen and more than twenty other properties from around the globe.

East Side 37m (2)$37,000,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York - Paul Mellon, heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, and his wife, Bunny Mellon, built this extraordinarily beautiful 40 foot wide townhouse on a fabled Upper East Side block in 1965. Featured in The World of Interiors magazine, the townhouse, designed in the neo-French classic style and evoking the charm of the French countryside, reflected the passions of its owners. Paul Mellon curated his art collection in the library overlooking the exquisite garden with reflecting pool and gazebo, where Bunny Mellon, designer of the White House Rose Garden and friend to U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, indulged her love of gardening. The high-ceilinged drawing room and dining room lead to a spectacular terrace, the center of celebratory parties. The townhouse has 5-8 bedrooms, with flexibility for guests and staff, eight baths, chef’s kitchen, wine room and elevator. Most rare, however, the house has three exposures, affording brilliant sunlight into some of the most beautiful rooms on the Upper East Side.

East Side 25m (2)$25,000,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York - Built in 1887 by William Noble, 247 Central Park West is one of the few remaining single family homes on Central Park. Today with 10,745 square feet, this magnificent architectural master- piece juxtaposes historic prewar details with contemporary splendor. The home boasts a 60 foot fresh water pool, Zen-like bamboo garden and a roof deck with sweeping park views.

Bridgehampton 16.5m (1)$16,500,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York - This rarely available, gated waterfront retreat is on more than three acres in North Haven. It features 200 feet of direct water frontage on Shelter Island Sound, with spectacular open, unobstructed water views across the bay to Mashomack Preserve and beyond.

Vista 15.5m (2)$15,500,000 USD | California, USA | Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

California - Via Visalia not only has a panoramic view of the ocean and city, but sights as far as the eye can see. The home features an orchard with fruit trees and vegetable farm. There is a swimming pool and a tennis court, separate garden and prep area for cutting flowers, as well as a picnic bench on the west side overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The house was designed by renowned Wuesthoff & Pearson, AIA. Each of the finishes from the wood beam ceilings to the vintage iron railings to the Spanish tiles and custom antique doors imported from Mexico were hand-selected by the owner. Most of the home is all on the first floor with picturesque views of Los Angeles and the entire Santa Monica Bay. With the lot measuring approximately 116,305 square feet and with more than 200 feet facing the ocean, it’s the third largest property in Palos Verdes Estates and the largest of its kind available in almost two decades.

ASPEN MTN.jpg$13,200,000 USD | Colorado, USA | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Colorado - This brand new, one-of-a-kind, four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath penthouse is located in the heart of downtown Aspen. Features include multiple south-facing decks (one with a giant hot tub), outdoor kitchen and fireplace, private entry and elevator and underground two-car garage. Current land use codes do not allow Penthouses of this magnitude (5,000 square feet) to be constructed in Aspen’s downtown core again. Located one flat block from the Gondola and surrounded by the fabulous shops and restaurants of Aspen. Significant Sales Volume 01 >

The Great Outdoors | Art & Home

The latest edition of Art & Home is here! From thoughtfully landscaped grounds to immaculately manicured gardens, what lies just outside the front door is what makes a house a home, finds Iyna Bort Caruso.

IMG_9061Art & Home—May 2015

Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture, sought to channel the “genius of a place” in his projects. He believed every habitat had a spirit of its own and accessing that quality was the most meaningful way to connect with one’s surroundings.

At their best, designed landscapes appear spontaneous – an extension of nature’s best expression. On private estates, these elegant statements go beyond initial visual impressions or curb appeal. Gardens are a full sensory experience of colors, scents and textures. They lure you inside and guide you through multiple spaces that, by turns, can be meditative, enchanting and surprising. “Gardens are very experiential and very ethereal,” says Miami-based landscape architect Raymond Jungles, who has worked throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

In reinterpreting the environment, designers consider the site, orientation of the sun, climate and architectural style of the residence. Landscapes can also be used to camouflage flaws. For homes that lack strong aesthetic merit, “landscaping can become the dominant design element that allows residences to recede and fade into the environment,” says Jungles.

Gardens are points of personal pride and neighborhood identity. In cities like Charleston, South Carolina, where estates are known for their flourishing azaleas, oleanders, camellias, crepe myrtles and magnolias, “people spend a good deal of time outside on their porches and in their gardens,” says Daniel Ravenel of Sotheby’s International Realty in Charleston. “It’s part of our way of life.”

Even in dense urban settings, rooftop gardens, courtyards and balconies enable residents to feel connected to nature. They soften the city’s hard edges while providing an oasis of calm.

Olmsted well recognized the effect. “Gradually and silently the charm comes over us,” he said on a trip to England in 1850. “We know not exactly where or how.”

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

This grand lakefront estate exudes the elegance and grace of an historic English manor. Charming gothic features throughout the home are tastefully and thoughtfully combined with the highest modern technologies to create the ultimate retreat. The expansive grounds are comprised of a unique synergy of lakeside views with sophisticated gardens.

BridgehamptonPrice Upon Request |Bridgehampton, New York |Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

Combining the elegance of a royal European country estate with the amenities of a five-star resort, Three Ponds Farm offers an unparalleled private residence on nearly 60 picturesque acres. Meticulously designed and executed with the finest imported materials, the eight-bedroom, twelve-bath manor home with guest wing and staff quarters is a tour de force of custom luxury design and contemporary flair by renowned architect Allan Greenberg. The beautiful outdoor oasis includes magnificent formal gardens, a rose garden with orangery and over 7,000 specimen trees.

Las Vegas$28,000,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Built to the most exacting standards and exemplifying graceful and symmetrical design, the Rameses Estate took over five years to remodel. This singular property comprises a main residence of over 13,000-square-feet with six bedroom suites and nine bathrooms, as well as a private office, screening room, billiard room, art room and four-car garage. Venturing beyond the picturesque residence, guests find themselves in formal gardens that flow into expansive lawns, private walkways and romantic rose gardens.

Texas$24,500,000 USD | Magnolia, Texas| Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

With the planting of over 20,000 trees, shrubs and flowers through the years, the spectacular Emerald Lake Estate is a veritable paradise with a resort-like ambience. This meticulously developed estate boasts the private 25-acre Emerald Lake, a world-class bass lake with ten islands, a nine-acre Japanese garden and a seven-acre botanical garden with over 5,000 azaleas, both designed by landscape architect Keiji Asakura.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Côte D’Azur, France | Côte D’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

On the Golf de Biot, discover this sublime and rare residence designed by architect André Svetchine. This beautiful domain is entirely enclosed, offering exceptional living amidst French gardens, ponds and olive trees. The main property provides spacious living opening onto two terraces; one is covered and overlooks the French gardens while the other overlooks the park.

New York-based writer Iyna Bort Caruso has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday, among others.

View the digital version of this issue here: Art & Home May 2015

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Earth Day | Eco-Friendly Homes

On Earth Day we celebrate our planet and demonstrate support for protecting the environment. The homes below reside at the crossroads of luxury real estate and eco-friendliness. With energy efficient systems and the use of all natural materials, these homes exemplify modern elegance and green living. Explore luxury eco-friendly homes.

Canada2 188 000 $ CAD| British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

British Columbia- One of the unique attributes of this modern luxury beachside house in White Rock is the ideal location which is less than 100 steps to West beach for easy access to seaside shops, restaurants and the pier. The home was built to maximize sea views and uses passive solar design and passive cooling to optimize air circulation and cleanliness. The home was built with the highest-tech solutions and also integrates Feng Shui elements.

Hawaii$3,440,000 USD | Kamuela, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

Hawaii – Designed to be the penultimate fusion of privacy and self-sufficiency, this ocean view oasis is a modern, green escape. The indoor/outdoor kitchen, ocean lanai, and open living space showcase the creative mix of natural materials in wood, glass, bamboo and stone. A 30,000 gallon water tank, private well and 120 VAC photo voltaic system provide all the necessary components to maintain a luxuriously green lifestyle.

CostaRica$1,650,000 USD | Santa Ana, Costa Rica | Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

Costa Rica – Located inside the gated eco-residential community of Villa Real, this Feng Shui designed home is outfitted for those looking for a green experience. Complete with state-of-the-art technology, automatic watering system, and situated for unrivaled vistas, this secure and tranquil property enjoys a deep fusion with the region’s natural elements.

KiawahIsland$2,450,000 USD | Kiawah Island, South Carolina | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

South Carolina- Built in Indigo Park, Kiawah’s newest eco-friendly development, this home is LEED certified and was designed using the most sustainable building materials and earth friendly building practices. Notable green features include, integrated geothermal heating and cooling, maintenance-free NuCedar exterior shingles with a lifetime warranty, Energy Star appliances, UV reflective aluminum roof, closed cell foam insulation and a 220 watt outlet in the garage which will charge an electric car.

California Dreamin’ | Luxury Real Estate Road Trip

The western most of the contiguous 48 United States, California, is known for its diverse beauty and rich cultural significance. From world renowned skiing and surfing, national landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood sign or breathtaking vistas, enduring national parks, and unrivaled beaches, California remains one of the most sought after destinations for luxury real estate in the world. Discover some of what California has to offer as we take you on a virtual road trip through the properties below!

TahoeCity$3,590,000 USD | Tahoe City, California | Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Tahoe City - Starting in Northeastern California, this architecturally sophisticated home showcases the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding natural landscape. Far from the glitz and glamour of California’s more metropolitan regions, discover the serenity of the Golden State’s forest and lakeside vistas.

SanFrancisco$1,650,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty-San Francisco Brokerage

San Francisco - The next stop on our road trip is the famed bayside city of San Francisco. Situated along the Greenwich Steps below Coit Tower, this contemporary condo has breathtaking views of the Bay, Bay Bridge and beyond. Merging contemporary aesthetics with idyllic and iconic San Francisco surroundings, this home offers the quintessential San Franciscan experience.

LosAngeles$3,200,000 USD | Los Angeles, California | Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

Los Angeles - Travelling south we arrive in the famous city of Los Angeles where we have a grand Mediterranean bordering Griffith Park. Located on one of the most storied streets in all of the Oaks, this elegant home offers inspiring views of towering pines, Griffith Observatory and the captivating city lights.

ManhattanBeach$7,250,000 USD | Manhattan Beach, California | Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

Manhattan Beach - Just north of Long Beach and west of Los Angeles, we’ve reached this unique home in Manhattan Beach. Originally constructed in the mid 1930s by MGM Studios, it is said that Errol Flynn once lived in this home. Rebuilt in 2002 to exacting standards by a team of passionate experts, this property is the unrivaled result of Art Deco and Contemporary design motifs in harmony.

NewportBeach$5,248,000 USD | Newport Beach, California | HOM Sotheby’s International Realty

Newport Beach - Continuing down the Pacific Coast, we arrive in the town of Newport Beach, where we have waterfront living at its finest. Evoking the architectural charm of the Eastern seaboard, this pristine Cape Cod-style bay front home on Balboa Peninsula has a decidedly West Coast flair and relaxed, welcoming aesthetic. A private slip and side tie to accommodate a yacht in excess of fifty feet plus rare access to a private beach makes this is an ideal harbor front home.

RanchoSantaFe$4,595,000 USD | Rancho Santa Fe, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Rancho Santa Fe - Our last stop on this virtual tour brings us just north of San Diego to Rancho Sante Fe. Located in the peaceful, gated golf course community of The Bridges, this elegant home is a genuine architectural masterpiece. Overflowing with warmth and drama, this remarkable estate reveals beauty in concert with its picturesque location, which is served by the award-winning Rancho Santa Fe School District and convenient to dining, shopping and miles of sun-drenched beaches.

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2015 Sotheby’s Showhouse | AD 100 Designed Homes

This week, Sotheby’s, along with Sotheby’s International Realty and Architectural Digest, will present its second annual Designer Showhouse, where 14 interior designers will each design a room using a diverse selection of fine and decorative art in one of Sotheby’s museum quality gallery spaces.

In celebration of the event, Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to present a curated collection of extraordinary residences for sale designed by members of Architectural Digest’s prestigious AD100, its annual ranking of the world’s preeminent architects and designers. Rarely offered for sale, homes designed by members of the exclusive AD100 offer the opportunity to live in an extraordinary space designed by the men and women who are shaping the way we live—one building, one house, one room at a time.

42mil Central Park West NYC$42,000,000 USD | Central Park West, Manhattan, New York

Shelton, Mindel & Associates — listed numerous times by Architectural Digest’s AD100 — brought their refined sensibilities to the recent renovation of this rare five-bedroom home in one of Manhattan’s finest prewar buildings.

Greenwich Connecticut$27,895,000 USD | Conyers Farm, Greenwich, Connecticut

At the heart of this 30.97-acre compound is a sophisticated country estate designed by the influential Alan Wanzenberg, who was included on Architectural Digest’s 2014 AD100 list of the world’s best interior designers and architects.

Egypt Lane East Hampton NY$13,900,000 USD | Egypt Lane, East Hampton, New York

Architect Alexander Gorlin, recognized on Architectural Digest’s AD100 every year since 2000, is recognized for splendid private residences such as this one. The main house of this East Hampton compound has an open layout of enchanting rooms leading to broad verandas and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse is open to the public this Saturday, April 11th through Sunday, April 19th on the fifth floor exhibition space of the Manhattan headquarters located at 1334 York Avenue.

Mountain Contemporary Estate in Canmore, Canada | Video House Tour

1 700 000 $ CAD | Alberta, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Nestled in the privacy of the mountains, this contemporary home showcases unrivaled, iconic views of the Three Sisters and beyond. Complete with views of Grotto Mountain and Bow Valley from the front balcony and inviting rundlestone fireplace, this sophisticated property epitomizes the tranquility of mountain-living.

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | March 2015

From the California home of former president Richard M. Nixon, to a sprawling apartment overlooking the Dubai Marina, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

California$75,000,000 USD | San Clemente, California | HOM Sotheby’s International Realty

California-La Casa Pacifica, originally known as the Cotton Estate, holds a prominent place in California history. Hamilton H. Cotton reserved San Clemente’s finest oceanfront parcel for his own estate. His vision was to model his home after an Andalusian-themed manor he had seen in San Sebastian, Spain. The Cotton Estate gained national prominence when, in 1927, it was featured in Architectural Digest. In 1970, the home would again appear in the magazine, this time featured as the cover photo and described as “The Western White House,” highlighting the importance of its second owner, then-President Richard M. Nixon.

New York$19,995,000 USD | Wainscott, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Hampton Brokerage

New York- With interior finishes by noted design firm, Haynes-Roberts, this seven bedroom, seven bathroom home in New York, sits on two gated acres with views over an agricultural reserve to ocean. The home features a library, screening room and Ed Hollander designed grounds with heated 75 ft saline pool, gym and garage.

France15.800.000 € EUR | Saint James, France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

France- This eight bedroom Art Deco mansion has plenty of entertaining space and sits on a private street. An open layout plan lends to spacious reception and dining areas with large windows taking in the views. The home also features a gym, swimming pool and a sprawling outdoor terrace.

Dubai55,000,000 AED | Dubai, UAE | Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai- Comprising an entire floor in the Elite Residence Tower, this apartment has unrivaled views of the Palm Jumeriah and Dubai Marina. Six bedrooms and en-suites,various offices and gym rooms are sprawled across this spacious 12,469 square foot living space allowing for ultimate luxury and privacy. The home also features an indoor swimming pool and plenty of terrace space to enjoy the views and relax.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes Virginia Firm

lg_lau_anthony_entry-1-of-39Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Frank Hardy Inc., in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the newest member of is real estate network, now operating as Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty.

Established in 1977, the firm is owned by Frank Hardy and will serve the high-end real estate market throughout Charlottesville, Piedmont, Albemarle County, Orange County, Chesapeake Bay and the Shenandoah Valley through its two offices and 22 affiliated agents.

“Since its inception in 1977, Frank Hardy Inc. has developed a reputation for specializing in high-end farms and estates,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “During that time, the firm has served its clientele with dedicated support and specialized market knowledge.”

According to Hardy, the affiliation offers his firm a broader reach among potential clients worldwide.  “We have always worked with an international client base, and we believe that with the support of this brand we can expand on that,” he said.  “We have spent nearly 40 years developing a deep understanding of our unique market, which offers a vibrant university community mixed with outdoor country living.  It is with this understanding and love of our hometown that we serve our clients.”

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.  Frank Hardy 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.