Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in December 2017

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

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$4,900,000 USD | East Hampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

“Perhaps unsurprising for a home inspired by a five-star resort, the residence includes a variety of amenities that give it a luxurious air for both the homeowners and their guests. “

An East Hampton Home Inspired by an Adirondack Lodge – Mansion Global

Do Your Homework: Five Homes with Inspiring Studies – Financial Times

House Hunting in… Poland – The New York Times

Over-the-Top Home Bars That Will Warm Your Spirits This Holiday Season – Robb Report

Manhattan Townhouse Built on Site of Gas Explosion Asks $32.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

Two Bridges: Once Quiet, Now at the Edge of Change – The New York Times

House of the Week: Zaha Hadid’s Miami Home – WWD

Over-$10M Properties Help Boost Manhattan Sales – Mansion Global

6 Lovely Homes on Private Islands – The Week

From Chalets to Ski Slopes: The Wonder of Winter Living – T Brand Studio

10 Vineyard Homes You Can Actually Move Into – Elle Decor

Blue Diamonds and Sapphires are Tops at Sotheby’s New York Auction – Forbes


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Video of the Week: Peaceful and Charming Home in Brussels, Belgium



Price Upon Request | Brussels, Belgium | Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty
This inviting house just a stone’s throw from the Boghossian Foundation on Franklin Roosevelt Avenue. Nestled on a plot just shy of six acres, this five-bedroom residence looks out over a lush garden and green house. The area of the Bois de la Cambre is quiet and green; it is known for its quality of life and is ideally located away from the city bustle while still being close enough to take advantage of its amenities.

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New Development Spotlight | Carraig Ridge in Alberta, Canada

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Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network.

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660 acres of secluded Canadian landscape are becoming a new center of innovative contemporary residential design. Carraig Ridge is situated across south and west-facing slopes, ridges, lakes and woodlands, where landscape designers and architects have worked to ensure the houses will have minimal impact on their surroundings.

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Only 44 unique homes will be built on lots between one and five acres, preserving over 500 acres of this beautiful wilderness.

From the slopes of the Western United States, to shores of the Mediterranean, experience captivating New Developments from the Sotheby’s International Realty network

Carraig Ridge is in the foothills adjacent to Alberta’s Ghost Lake and the Ghost River. On the horizon to the south and west, the land rises up to form the spectacular peaks of the Rocky Mountains. It is conveniently located between the outdoor amenities of Canmore, Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park and the growing city of Calgary.

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Carraig Ridge itself offers dozens of kilometers of walking and biking trails, lakes and ponds, woodlands and grasslands in a rolling landscape shared with wildlife large and small. Carraig Ridge combines conservation with innovation. Design, craft, materials, and technology will ensure the existing landscape is given prominence, providing a permanent retreat for future generations.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | November 2017

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From a family country home in the Netherlands to a secluded island paradise in Roatan, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

NetherlandsPrice Upon Request | North Holland, Netherlands | Netherlands Sotheby’s International Realty

This impressive, architect-designed, family country home built in 1930 has a thatched roof and a south-facing garden. Located in truly extraordinary surroundings with direct access to the Gooisch nature reserve ‘De Westerheide’, it is just a short distance from the charming center of Laren. Access to the country house is through an electric gate featuring an intercom and camera security system.

NewYork$73,800,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

A historic masterpiece of its time, the Crown Penthouse at 212 Fifth Avenue is in a class of its own and the most magnificent trophy residence on Madison Square Park. Designed by Pembrooke and Ives and spanning three floors, with over 10,000 square-feet of living space and 5,730 square-feet of terraces, this five-bedroom penthouse has the majestic proportions of a palace.

St.BarthPrice Upon Request | St. Bathelemy | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Elegant and luxurious, this three-bedroom villa is as stunning as its sweeping vistas of the sea, Corossol Beach, and Gustavia’s iconic harbor. The spacious living room has glass walls that, when closed, frame the view allowing guests to enjoy it in climate-controlled comfort. Opened, the indoor and outdoor space, with its expansive palm-tree studded deck, merge seamlessly. Furnished for relaxing and dining in the sun or shade, the terrace’s focal point is an extra-long heated infinity pool.

California$25,000,000 USD | Laguna Beach, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on the prestigious shores of Victoria Beach, the Pacific Ocean and living spaces effortlessly blend in this four-bedroom, four-bath home, which is thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of ocean and Catalina Island views, sea breezes and waterfront amenities. Walls of windows and sliding glass doors open to beachfront patios, with spaces for comfortable gatherings, an open kitchen clad in warm woods that overlooks the dining area and great room, and a separate living area for entertaining.

RoatanPrice Upon Request | Roatan, Honduras | Roatan Sotheby’s International Realty

This magnificent 567-acre piece of property is located in Port Royal and New Port Royal. On this property, you will find deep water bays with rather wide and deep navigation entrances. The opening of the bay is protected by cays and shoals along the edge of the reef that extends the length of the entire southern coastline of the island. The water depth immediately south of the reef is over 200 meters deep.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in December 2017

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

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€1.290.000 EUR | Brussels, Belgium | Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty

“Interior designer Jerome Lescrenier (founder of practice Demo Design) gave its 2,690 sq ft penthouse apartment a make-over earlier this year. The property is set over two levels, and blends industrial features with contemporary design.”

Property of the Week: The Penthouse of an Art Deco Factory in Brussels – The Spaces

A Palazzo in the Heart of Rome is an Art Lover’s Fantasy – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Croatia – The New York Times

Homes In America’s 25 Most Expensive ZIP Codes 2017 – Forbes

Raise the Bar: Homes for Celebration – Financial Times

Wine barn accentuates Santa Rosa estate – SFGate

6 Spacious Homes in Wyoming – The Week

On the Market in the New York Region – The New York Times

5 Homes with Panoramic Ocean Views – Robb Report

8 Striking Ski Chalets for Sale in Europe Right Now – The Spaces

Homes that Sold for Around $600,000 – The New York Times

California Dominates 2017 List of America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes – Forbes

Be Loire Abiding in a French Chateau – Financial Times

Buying a Vacation Home is About Putting Down Roots – Not Making an Invest – Mansion Global

10 Homes that Are Modern Living Goals Inside and Out – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s to Auction Couture Fashion Jewelry by Shaun Leane – Forbes

Skullcandy Founder Lists Park City Snowboarding Estate for $18.9 Million

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Nestled in the heart of Park City, Utah, with direct access to the regions’ finest slopes, Skullcandy founder Rick Alden is selling his ski-in/ski-out home for $18.9 million with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Alden has owned the 33,000-square-foot home on over five-acres for nearly a decade.

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A true winter sports estate, Alden is including with the sale of the home a group of over 300 snowboards from his enormous collection – some of which are signed by Olympic athletes and pros.

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Alden’s ties to the sport of snowboarding go past his love for the slopes; Skullcandy, the company he founded in 2003, produces audio products geared towards action and extreme sports athletes and enthusiasts.

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The 14-bedroom home features a 20-locker ski room with boot driers and accompanying gear racks, 22 bathrooms, a spa, gym, and 18-car garage among many other amenities.

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Video of the Week: Serene Island Home in French Polynesia



532.270 € | French Polynesia | French Polynesia Sotheby’s International Realty
Located on the southern region of Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas Islands, this property is fully furnished and equipped. It is nestled in the middle of a proverbial Garden of Eden; comprising 3,346 square-meters of enclosed and raised fruit trees and decorative shrubs, and equipped with a system of automatic watering – which offers many kinds of fruit and vegetables. The property consists of a main house on two levels, a swimming pool with pool house, a bungalow of 32 square-meters, and a garage covered for 2 cars.

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Virtual Reality Tour of the Month: Timeless Riverfront Home in Usk, Washington

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$3,950,000 USD | Usk, Washington | Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty

Enjoy four seasons of living on 84 private acres along 1,650 feet of the Pend Oreille River. The remarkable architecture of the 7,592-square-foot residence with an octagonal master addition features a 25-foot open-truss-beam ceiling and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace that hovers over the main living area. Windows frame the river and Selkirk Mountains to create the gracious and welcoming comfort within. The gourmet kitchen is the heart of the home as family and friends gather there to savor the chef’s creations. Found Horseshoe Ranch makes it easy to embrace the outdoor lifestyle without sacrificing a single luxury or amenity.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in November 2017

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

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$50,000,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

“Located adjacent to West Buttermilk Ski Area on 61 pristine acres, 2900 West Buttermilk Road is a never-before-offered ski-in/ski-out ranch that gives residents a front-row seat to the snowy weather and spectacular ski runs”

This $50 Million Ski-In/Ski-Out Ranch Will Make You Want to Move to Aspen – Robb Report

Buzz Talk with Kevin Thompson, Chief Marketing Officer with Sotheby’s International Realty – BuzzBuzzNews

A Modern Houston Home with Old World Touches – Wall Street Journal

Sagaponack Compound with a Barn from 1880 Just Relisted for $16M – Curbed

Homes in Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington – The New York Times

Eureka Valley House with Staggering VIews, $6.5M – California Home+Design

Billionaire Trader Stanley Druckenmiller Sells Greenwich Estate – Wall Street Journal

Homes that Sold for Around $750,000 – The New York Times

Five Hot-Spots for Well-to-Do Snowbirds – The Globe and Mail

Is Tokyo’s Property Market Reaching its Peak? – Financial Times

House Hunting in… Bordeaux, France – The New York Times

10 Dream Homes that Take City Dwelling to a Whole New Level – Elle Decor

Ex-Michael Schumacher F1 Car Brings $7.5 Million at Auction – Autoweek


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Dining Unforgettable

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The holiday season is upon us; it’s this time of the year that we join family and friends to give thanks – often over a grand meal. Whether it is an intimate setting with a captivating view, or an elegant, sprawling space fit to accommodate the largest of guest lists, experience these five dining rooms from around the world.

Colorado$9,995,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

 Awe-inspiring ski mountain views provide a rich canvas to admire. A sense of serenity and privacy permeates the 7,587-square-foot contemporary residence, despite being just moments from downtown Aspen. Inside, the home is a study in mountain chic. A balanced palette of refined finishes and materials, ranging from rich stones and warm woods to glamorous high-gloss fixtures, lend a touch of drama to each space.

Greece10.500.000 € | Crete, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

Each of this home’s seven bedrooms envelops you in relaxing privacy, all with sea views and en-suite bathrooms. Large living indoor and outdoor areas offer extraordinary panoramic views including the Gulf of Mirabello and the stepped garden. The lush garden has many tranquil nooks and direct access to a private, white sand beach. The large al fresco dining area and kitchen are ideal for inviting moments with family and friends.

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

Maximizing iconic views of the city skyline, harbor bridge, and opera house, this circa-1920s Spanish Mission residence retains the most of its period features across a selection of spacious interior living spaces and grand outdoor entertaining areas –  all on a beautifully manicured 1,195 square-meter parcel. Steeped in sophistication, the formal lounge extends onto a broad covered terrace, while a separate family dining room features timber vaulted ceiling, a cozy gas fireplace, and arched picture windows.

TCI$5,350,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Grace Bay Villa is an elegant, contemporary, European-style residence situated on one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. The design of this 4,500-square-foot, five-bedroom five-and-one-half-bath home boasts four second floor bedrooms, media room, dining area with seating for 10, and chef’s kitchen all enjoying westerly sunset views. Noteworthy features include expansive outdoor lounge and entertainment areas, BBQ, outdoor snooker or foosball court, a main pool, splash pool, and beachside fire pit with built-in seating all just steps from the beach.

California$25,000,000 USD | Laguna Beach, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

The Pacific Ocean and living spaces effortlessly blend in this four-bedroom, four-bath home on Victoria Beach, which is thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of ocean and Catalina Island views, sea breezes and waterfront amenities. Walls of windows and sliding glass doors open to beachfront patios, with spaces for comfortable gatherings, an open kitchen clad in warm woods that overlooks the dining area and great room, and a separate living area for entertaining.

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