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

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 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in September 2014

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

2014_9_5_ItalyPrice Upon Request | Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy | Milan Sotheby’s International Realty

The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In the World Right NowForbes 

Asia House of the Day: Hillside Luxury in the Philippines The Wall Street Journal

A large Montecito estate lists for $125 millionThe Wall Street Journal

Marinas Are Having Their MomentThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Modern Summer HomeArchitectural Digest

‘Temple of Light’ Afloat in SausalitoBloomberg

NRT’S Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Expands Presence in Malibu Sotheby’s International Realty

Chinese move into luxury Manhattan propertyBBC News

Home of the Day: Crisp Nantucket style in Pacific PalisadesThe Los Angeles Times

Home of the Day: a G.W. Smith Revival on the Santa Barbara RivieraThe Los Angeles Times

Edvard Munch’s Obsessive ImpressionsSotheby’s

Fivestory Hosts Preview of ‘Contemporary Curated’ AuctionWomen’s Wear Daily

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in August 2014

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

2014_8_29_Connecticut$1,840,000 USD | Easton, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

House of the Day: Contemporary Corporate and Personal Retreat– The Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A 16th-Century Estate Near LisbonArchitectural Digest

On the Market: a 1930’s Monterey ColonialArchitectural Digest

‘Supernatural”s Jensen Ackles To List Malibu Home– The Wall Street Journal

$60 million Three Ponds Farm is a golfer’s paradiseThe Los Angeles Times

Study Shows Value of Living Near a Place of WorshipThe Wall Street Journal

Philip White’s Interview with the Entrepreneur CEO Show– Entrepreneur CEO Show

London Frieze Preview– Sotheby’s

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in August 2014

2014_8_22_South AfricaR 22 000 000 ZAR | Cape Town, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

In South Africa overall, the number of foreign buyers has doubled this year from last,”  said Lew Geffen, chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s in South Africa.

Cape Town Draws a New Breed of House Hunter —The Wall Street Journal

Home of the Day: A telescoping contemporary in the Encinal BluffsThe Los Angeles Times

A Bit More City on City Island The New York Times

Meryl Streep sells house in Hollywood Hills West to Alex Rodriguez —The Los Angeles Times

House hunting: 7 homes in wine countryThe Week

Potrero Hill home boasts green design, 4 terracesSF Gate

Famous as the QueenSotheby’s

The Lure of Antiquities —The New York Times

What’s an 18-Karat Solid-Gold Clutch Worth? We’ll Soon Find Out— Style.com

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in August 2014

2014_8_15_Colorado Lakefront Home

$27,700,000 USD | Lakewood, Colorado

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty and Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty

The estate was home to the late Vernon F. Taylor Jr. , former president of Westhoma Oil, and his wife Ann Bonfoey Taylor, a clothing designer who was admired for her style and appeared in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Known for entertaining, the Taylors were friends with Prince Philip and Princess Anne of Great Britain and had them as guests at the home, according to their son, Vernon F. Taylor III, who said he recalls having lunch with Princess Anne.

“When somebody really important came into town, it was a place that was invariably chosen to entertain them,” the younger Mr. Taylor said.

Colorado Lakefront Home Asks $27.7 Million —The Wall Street Journal

Europe House of the Day: Cliff-Top Home in the Western AlgarveThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Chic and Comfortable Scandinavian DesignThe Wall Street Journal

Three Homes With Private Beaches for SaleThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Cliffside Cottage on Martha’s VineyardArchitectural Digest

Comeback of an Abstract Artist—60 Years After His DeathThe Wall Street Journal

Jayer Among Netscape Co-Founder Clark’s Wine at Sotheby’sBloomberg

Nostalgic ‘Old Master Q’ Comic Celebrated in Hong KongThe Wall Street Journal

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in August 2014

2014_8_8_Miami Florida Headlines

$11,400,000 USD  | Miami, Florida | ONE  Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida is also a popular destination because there is no individual state income tax—a fact that attracts buyers from New York and elsewhere,” says Elena Bluntzer with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami.

Where the CEOs Live – The Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Living History in AustraliaThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A Philippine Home Fit for a StarThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Views and Service in SeattleThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Storied Stone Manor in Majorca Architectural Digest

On the Market: A Modern East Hampton HomeArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A Stately Victorian in Newport, Rhode IslandArchitectural Digest

How Important Is a Perfect Lawn When You’re Selling Your Home? The New York Times

Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb sells home in Silver LakeLos Angeles Times

Alexander Haig’s Palm Beach Home Sells for $8.75 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s to auction part of L.A. gallerist Joni Gordon’s collectionLos Angeles Times

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week of July 2014

2014_8_1_John Denver Home

$10,750,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

John Denver was famous for songs that extolled the beauty of nature and his Colorado home, including “Rocky Mountain High.”

Now home buyers have a chance to experience firsthand what he meant.

John Denver’s Onetime Rocky Mountain Home Lists for $10.75 Million The Wall Street Journal

Million-Dollar U.S. Housing Loans Surge to Record LevelBloomberg

House of the Day: ‘Modern Medieval’ in Ohio – The Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Tucked Away in Shinnecock Hills – The Wall Street Journal

What You Get for … $1,700,000The New York Times

Asia House of the Day: A Penthouse View in the Philippines – The Wall Street Journal

Lavish Clubhouses Woo Luxury Home Buyers – The Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s [International Realty] Sees Huge Potential in IndiaOverseas Property Professional Magazine

Home of the Day: Ojai Villa Offers a Taste of TuscanyLA Times

Greg Louganis Sells Malibu Home with Custom Diving PoolLA Times

Real Estate’s Twitter Stars – The Wall Street Journal

A Big Test for Vintage PhotosThe Wall Street Journal

Auction Houses Seek a Competitive Edge The New York Times

Stunning Auction Highlights The New Faces Of Middle Eastern ArtThe Huffington Post

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in July 2014

2014_7_25 Portugal

6.745.000 € EUR | Olhao, Portugal | Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty

The French were our biggest foreign clients in the first six months of the year followed by Brazilians and British nationals. The tax benefits Portugal is offering foreigners has been “extremely important” in attracting French investors,” said Gustavo Soares, managing director, Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty.

Rich French Fleeing Hollande Taxes Find Portugal Haven — Bloomberg

Real-Estate Agents’ Secret Weapon —The Wall Street Journal

Asia’s Key to Keeping Order: Rules, Rules, RulesThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Houston — The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal’s House of the Week  — The Wall Street Journal

Northern Exposure: Montreal RetreatsThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Villa in the Southern Hills of Portugal — Architectural Digest

An X-Shaped Long Island Mansion for Sale — Bloomberg

Hot Property: Ibiza VillasThe Telegraph Luxury

Heat’s Chris Bosh Lists Pacific Palisades Mansion at $14.5 MillionLA Times

Jerry Leiber’s House in Venice, Calif., Hits the MarketThe Wall Street Journal

Director Ron Howard Sells Lakeside House for $27.5 Million — The Wall Street Journal

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week of July 2014

7_18_Park Ave_Headlines

$44,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s childhood home is now on the market at uber posh 740 Park Avenue, which is still considered the city’s most elite trophy address.

Jackie O’s childhood home asks $44M at 740 Park Ave — New York Post

Sotheby’s International Realty Network Welcomes Washington Firm — Sotheby’s International Realty

Magna Carta Island Hits the Market The Wall Street Journal 

House of the Day: House Boat for Land Lovers The Wall Street Journal 

On the Market: A Historic Country House in Monticello, GeorgiaArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A Savannah Charmer with Water ViewsArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A Castle in the Tuscan HillsArchitectural Digest

On the Market: Katharine Hepburn’s Estate in Old Saybrook, ConnecticutArchitectural Digest

Home of the Day: Curvy Midcentury Modern in Brentwood Los Angeles Times

Realogy Agrees to Buy ZipRealty for About $166 MillionBloomberg

A Warhol With Your Moose Head? Sotheby’s Teams With EBayThe New York Times

World’s Most Famous Watch for Sale —Artnet News