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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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in April 2015

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

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$32,000,000 USD | Brooklyn, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

The apartment is a combination of no less than nine units spanning the 10th, 11th and 12th floors of the waterfront condo One Brooklyn Bridge Park. The apartment also has a 3,500-bottle wine room off the dining room, a gym with a rock-climbing wall and a screening room, as well as two deeded parking spaces downstairs. The home has views of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge and as far as midtown Manhattan.”

Brooklyn’s Priciest Condo Listed for $32 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty brings listings to life on new Web site with videos, visualsLuxury Daily

On the Market: An elegant Greek Revival manse in the Philadelphia suburbsArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A midcentury-modern home in Frank Lloyd Wright’s UsoniaArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A 19th-century brownstone in the Landmark DistrictArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A 1773 farmhouse in the Lakes Region in Brookfield, New HampshireArchitectural Digest

Homes With ‘Grandfather’ ClausesThe Wall Street Journal

Canada’s luxury home market driven by baby boom generationCBC News

The Hottest 20 Housing Markets To Watch This SpringHousingWire

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence into MauritiusSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

See Designer Eric Cohler Pull Together a Charming Family RoomArchitectural Digest

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence into Mauritius

Mauritius_beachSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Espral International Ltd, a land and property development company in Mauritius, has joined its luxury real estate network and will now do business as Mauritius Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, which is represented by Gilbert Espitalier-Noel as chief executive officer, will be managed by Diane Watkins and Timo Geldenhuys and serve the high-end real estate market throughout Mauritius.

“Our expansion into Mauritius continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key countries around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Mauritius is a beautiful island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of the African continent. Known for its blue seas, white sandy beaches and luxury hotels, the island is also home to significant luxury real estate offering a truly unique lifestyle.  We are proud to have this team of professionals represent us in this fine market. ”

According to Geldenhuys, Mauritius is a relatively small market with a very distinct seperation between local and international buyers. “International buyers are only allowed to purchase in dedicated government approved developments and hence the local market prices are not inflated by international investment,” he said.  “Cultural diversity within the local market demands the abilities of a skilled agent.”

“We boast a young and dynamic team, driven by passion and excellence, with a culture that favors communication and discussion,” said Watkins.  “We have an in-depth knowledge of the local market and our products. We believe the client always comes first and we go the extra mile to assist in finding the best fit for their needs.Now with the support of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand we can bring our extraordinary properties to the far-reaching corners of the world.”

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.  Mauritius 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.

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 Second Annual Designer Showhouse in New York

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For the second year, Sotheby’s is pleased to present the Designer Showhouse from April 11-19th. The event, which is sponsored by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., will feature thirteen interior designers and design firms who will each curate a room on the fifth floor exhibition space of the Manhattan headquarters. The objects, around 300 in all, come from myriad Sotheby’s departments – American Paintings, Silver, Photography, English Furniture, Carpets, 20th-century Design and more. The show will culminate with a dedicated auction on April 20th. Each space, ranging from a bedroom and living room, to a dining room and library will evoke the designer’s unique aesthetic.

See below for a sneak peek at some of the participating designers and photographs of their recent projects. Their completed designs will be unveiled at Sotheby’s on April 11th.

Kravis & Cullman Living Room

“We love mixing traditional art in a modern setting or hanging a contemporary painting over a beautiful 18th-century chest,” Elisa Cullman of Cullman & Kravis.

Piccione Dining Room

“I really love dining rooms,” says Russell Piccione, who believes that a home is not complete without “a space for the celebration of domestic rituals.”

Library

“The library as an independent space in the home remains very much in vogue in high-end residential design,” says Juan Carretero of New York firm Capital C Interiors.

Eric Cohler Family Room

“They want to live with what they love, but comfortably,” says the New York-based Eric Cohler of the couple he envisions inhabiting the Sotheby’s Showhouse.

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

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in April 2015

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

2015_04_04_Australia$27,700,000 USD | New South Wales, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Homes: What $25 million buys around the worldCNN Money

House hunting: 6 homes in the foothillsThe Week

On the Market: A contemporary manse overlooking the Tennessee River ValleyArchitectural Digest

House of the Day: An Artist’s Manhattan Apartment of ‘Wonders’The Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A charming Victorian overlooking Kennesaw MountainArchitectural Digest

$1,695,000 Homes in California, Arizona and GeorgiaThe New York Times

Nixon’s Western White House Is Listed for $75 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Miami Beach Penthouse With Pool Lists for $33 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Immerse yourself in the NEW sir.comSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, WashingtonSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes Virginia FirmSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Sotheby’s to Auction 6 More Monet Paintings—The Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s to Auction Haute Couture—WWD

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington

First Thursday Art Walk, Portland, OregonSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that its affiliate in Oregon, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, has expanded its residential brokerage operations to now serve two new markets:  Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty joined the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in 2006 and is owned by Deb Tebbs.  The firm now has six offices serving Bend, Sisters, Sunriver and Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.

“Deb Tebbs and her team have been great stewards of our brand for nearly a decade,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We are proud to have the brand represented in the Portland and Vancouver markets through their leadership and market knowledge.”

According to Tebbs, her firm is committed to providing clients with quality, worldwide exposure.  “We specialize not only in residential property but also fine farm and ranch and vineyard properties,” she said.  “We are pleased to continue to grow with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”

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.  Cascade 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.

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Timeless Country Club Residence in Lakewood Ranch, Florida | Video House Tour

$2,750,000 USD | Lakewood Ranch, Florida | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Built by Peregrine, this elegant custom-built estate is behind the gates of Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Impeccably designed, the fully outfitted home is meticulously detailed to showcase its magnificent architecture. Complete with a professional chef’s kitchen, temperate controlled wine cellar, and video monitoring system among its offered amenities, this private property exemplifies luxurious living.