RESIDE® Magazine | Where to Eat and Drink in Rome in 2017

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From the Summer 2017 issue of RESIDE® Magazine, writer Katie Parla shows us where to enjoy fine dining and spirits “when in Rome.”

With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture and food. And while it’s true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s classics, from carbonara to cacio e pepe, are still universally beloved, but Rome’s dining and drinking culture, like that of all cities, is in a constant state of evolution (albeit at a glacial pace compared to New York, Paris or London). Recently, tightening purse strings, transitioning food systems and changing palates have conspired to create exciting new ways of dining, drinking and shopping for food.

Roscioli – Via Dei Giubbonari 21

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The Roscioli family, famous for its bakery (Antico Forno Roscioli) and coffee shop (Roscioli Cafe), opened this restaurant/wine bar/deli near Largo Argentina in 2005. Purchase wine, cheese, fine pasta and cured meats to take away, or enjoy a proper meal at one of the tables. Book several days in advance for dinner and request a ground-floor table near the back of the dining room. Start with burrata paired with semi-sundried tomatoes, butter with Cantabrian anchovies on toast and mortadella with 36-month-aged Parmigiano Reggiano. Follow these dishes with carbonara or cacio e pepe, or both! Skip the main dishes and dessert—they will bring cookies at the end of the meal anyway—but don’t overlook the extensive grappa and amaro list. Solo diners can book a spot at the bar; Roscioli is one of the few places in town offering bar seating.

Al Moro – Vicolo Delle Bollette, 13

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Tucked away in an alley near the Trevi Fountain, Al Moro is among Rome’s most historic trattorias. Helmed by four successive generations of Romagnolis since the 1920s, the place began humbly, slowly building a reputation among actors at the nearby Teatro Quirino, but over the years it has become a favourite of Roman aristocracy and well-heeled travellers. Go for local classics, which have virtually vanished from the city’s tables: lumache alla romana, snails cooked in a sauce spiked with anchovies, chili and mint; fegato di vitella, tender pan-fried liver; and tagliatelle con le rigaje, fresh pasta with a tomato sauce enriched with chicken innards. There are plenty of mainstream dishes, too. In the spring, try roasted abbacchio (suckling lamb) with potatoes. Year-round, enjoy spaghetti alla Moro, the house version of carbonara featuring a pancetta-enriched egg sauce seasoned with red pepper flakes.

Mercato Centrale – Stazione Termini | Via Giolitti, 36

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Mercato Centrale, Rome’s newest food hall, resides among the limestone arches trimming Stazione Termini’s southern perimeter. The marketplace occupies three floors, but the action is on street level where over a dozen stalls sell food according to theme. Start near the main entrance where Gabriele Bonci’s bakery serves stellar pizza by the slice, then grab a glass at the wine bar next door, which has a great selection of small producers and glasses starting at just €4.50 ($4.82 U.S.). At the far end of the market, Trapizzino serves thick triangular sandwiches filled with meaty Roman specialties like stewed chicken or simmered oxtail. For a sweet finale, circle back to the main entrance for two scoops at Gelateria Cremilla. The second floor has a restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Oliver Glowig.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in July 2017

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


$34,950,000 USD | Southampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

“At 23,000-square-feet, the newly built estate at 6 Olde Towne in Southampton—affectionally referred to as “Summerhouse”—beats out “La Dune” in square footage but just 1,000-square-feet.”

The Largest House for Sale in the Hamptons Just Hit the Market for $35M – Curbed

Houston Home Built for a Prince Asks $20 Million – Wall Street Journal

Looking for a Sand Castle? Five High-End Beach Homes for Sale – Financial Times

$2.2 Million Homes in Vermont, South Carolina and Pennsylvania – The New York Times

A Batman-Worthy Modern Mansion in Brisbane, Australia – Mansion Global

The $165M Home in Palm Beach, Florida – and Other Bargains – Financial Times

A Cliffside Villa in Naples – in Pictures – The Guardian

For Sale: 6 Breathtaking Summer Beach Houses – The Week

My Very Own Versailles: Homeowners Who Re-Create the French Palace – Wall Street Journal

Los Altos Hills: A Playground for Silicon Valley’s Biggest Stars – Mansion Global

The Other Side of São Paulo: Beach Havens for the Super-Rich – Financial Times

House Hunting in… Amsterdam – The New York Times

Brazilians Returning to Miami to Buy – Mansion Global

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

Rare 1931 Pencil Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi up for Sotheby’s Auction – Economic Times

Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Reaches 30 Million Video Views on YouTube Channel

YouTube’s most touted statistic is that they are the 2nd most visited ‘search engine’ in the world… behind their parent company, Google. As much of a stretch as that line may be, it reveals a truth of how people interact with video online – they are just as likely to seek out a piece of written content relevant to their interest as they are a video explaining the same thing. Sure, you could read the instruction manual on how to install your new gadget, or you could watch a 5-minute video off of your phone.

Simply put, video has become the primary way in which people view content in any form, and YouTube is the largest video site, by far.

As such, we’re excited to report that the Sotheby’s International Realty YouTube channel has reached the milestone of over 30 Million video views and is the most viewed and subscribed-to real estate channel on all of YouTube.

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How was this accomplished?

When we launched our YouTube channel in the fall of 2011, the Real Estate video landscape was markedly different. The vast majority of property video content could charitably be described as ‘still-image slideshows’, likely created through an automated system. This was not the intent when Ken Burns created his famed documentary effect.

We knew we had to elevate what consumers experienced when viewing Sotheby’s International Realty property videos. We decided to set the highest of standards for every video featured on our channel:

  • HD Resolution at Minimum
  • Professionally Shot & Edited footage (no handheld footage)
  • Limited Still-Image Photography
  • Fully Licensed Musical Accompaniment
  • No On-Screen Text

This has allowed us to set a consistency of content on our channel that is unmatched in the real estate industry. Our subscribers understand that they are going to see 2 of the most exquisite property videos every day that they view their YouTube channel, and they continue to come back in spades. It’s our subscriber base that’s our greatest asset – the most subscribers you have to your channel, the more YouTube will organically surface your videos in search results and alongside other related videos.

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What is truly inimitable about our video strategy is that every single property video, which accounts for 99% of the videos we feature on our channel, is produced at the local level. These are Sotheby’s International Realty agents and brokers who understand how best to present their client’s homes, and how to engage consumers and prospective buyers with the best content possible.

It’s a worldwide production studio of 800+ offices and 19,000+ agents.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand will continue to push the boundaries of video throughout the real estate industry – higher production value, 4K resolution, 360 video… Keep watching.

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Sotheby’s New York | The Flown Apollo 13 Flight Plan


One of the most exciting pieces in Sotheby’s July 20th Space Exploration sale is the Flown Flight Plan from the Apollo 13 Mission. Used by the crew on the spacecraft during the mission, it bears the handwriting and detailed notes of all three crew members, with Mission Commander James Lovell’s writing in black felt-tip pen, Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise’s notes in pencil and Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert’s notes in blue ballpoint pen.


The document records in exacting detail the actions taken by the crew during the mission, including the crucial changes to the flight plan communicated to them by Capcom after the explosion, and the innovative procedures that saved the crew’s lives. It is an incredible eyewitness account of the most dramatic and harrowing mission of the Apollo program.


Ken Mattingly, whose handwriting appears in the flight plan in red ink, was originally slated to be Command Module Pilot. After unwittingly being exposed to the German measles, he was pulled from the mission despite Lovell’s protests, and replaced with Jack Swigert. NASA had Johnson Space Centre artist Barbara Matelski hand-draw and sign caricatures of the crew members, and inserted them in the flight plan as a surprise prank.


The flight plan was signed and inscribed by the Apollo 13 crew, and presented by them as a gift to Turnage Robert “Bob” Lindsey, the Lead Flight Planner for Apollo 13: “To Bob – A truly perfect flight plan as far as we got. We know it would have led us by the hand the rest of the way also. Thanks for this remarkable document which we carried to the moon on odyssey 11-17 april 1970. Fred Haise. James Lovell. Jack Swigert.”

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imagereader.aspx-2$3,200,000 USD | Horseshoe Bay, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

From wonders of outer space to the gleaming shores of Horseshoe Bay, follow Captain James Lovell and experience his home in Texas.

Video of the Week: Lavish Coastal Estate in Muir Beach, California

$11,700,000 USD | Muir Beach, California | Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

A rare offering in Muir Beach, California, the views, which center on the coveted Pacific coastline and sweep 360-degrees to Mount Tamalpais, are captivating. The finishes and features of the property are indicative of meticulous craftsmanship; European white oak floors (hand finished on site), a private pool surrounded by Italian porcelain tile, Indoor/Outdoor Oratel fireplaces, and a commercial quality stainless steel outdoor kitchen by Lynx are among the home’s many features.

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Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks’ Coloradan Ranch Listed for $149 Million


The Discovery Communications brand is a household name; whether it’s their educational or thrilling reality-based programming across their television channels, it’s a network that appeals to millions of viewers every year. As recently reported by The Wall Street Journal Discovery Communications’ founder John Hendricks is selling his sprawling West Creek Ranch in Gateway, Colorado for $149 million.


Purchased by Hendricks in the 1990’s, the approximately 7,000-acre property comprises four ranches and a Pueblo-inspired home fetching incomparable area vistas. According to LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, the company listing the property, were the home to sell at its asking price, it would set a new record in the region.


“I’ve always been interested in space and science. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a telescope.” – John Hendricks

Among the ranch’s many features is a 400-square-foot, copper-domed observatory. 180 miles from Aspen, the locale is ideal for star-gazing.


Also on the property are horses, elk, deer and an entire heard of American bison – all along with irrigated pastures. 4,000 acres have been permanently designated for conservation; this means that they will never be developed on.


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New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale | June 2017

From the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in McLean, Virginia, to 800 acres of untouched natural beauty in Fiji, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features some of the world’s finest locales.

Virginia$49,500,000 USD | McLean, Virginia | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Since 1919, Merrywood has graced the banks of the Potomac River in prestigious McLean, Virginia. Renowned as the finest private estate in the Washington, DC region, Merrywood reflects a storied history, serving as home to several of America’s most influential political and business leaders. As the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Merrywood was elevated to a position of prominence in the mid-1940s and has since continued to provide a celebrated venue to host presidents, business leaders, artists, and countless family events.

BrazilR$ 70.000.000 BRL | Sao Paulo, Brazil | Bossa Nova Sotheby’s International Realty

This splendid triplex penthouse calls the exclusive Parque Cidade Jardim condominium, the first high-standard mixed-use project of São Paulo City, with exclusive access to Cidade Jardim Shopping Mall and SPA Amarynthe home. The residence is the result of the combination of two penthouses and has a private elevator, an entrance and social hall in black and white Palladium marble, a double height ceiling and access to the main living area and the office.

Italy15.000.000 € EUR | Florence, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the most prestigious hills of the city of Florence near Forte Belvedere, the villa, situated at the highest point of Costa San Giorgio enjoys an unrivaled view of the historic center of Florence from all its windows. The property is on two levels with a total area of 60- square-meters and is composed of a raised main floor, entrance, living room with fireplace, main dining room with fireplace, pantry, large kitchen with ample cooking space, apartment for the house staff with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, and finally the master bedroom with bathroom.

New York$19,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

The crowning jewel of the illustrious Hotel Des Artistes is a penthouse featuring a 55-foot, double-height studio. This extraordinary residence represents a unique marriage of two exceptional 20th century architectural styles. Designed by late architectural icon, Ettore Sottsass, the apartment was last available 30 years ago. Developed by Walter Russell, a self-taught painter, sculptor, musician and educator, as an artist’s cooperative apartment in 1917, the 18-story (nine floors with nine mezzanine levels) prewar residential coop was designed by George M. Pollard.

FijiPrice Upon Request | Koro Island, Fiji | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Matana Plantation comprises over 800 freehold acres of lush, tropical landscape and four miles of white sand beach on the north-western side of Koru Island located off the east coast of the main island of Viti Levu. Koro Island was praised by Captain William Bligh (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) as a, “place of beauty so great, that nothing can exceed it.” While the terrain is pure, untouched paradise, the pristine waters beyond offer incredible visibility of the white sand below, a mosaic of marine life, and world-class diving and snorkeling.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in June 2017

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


$2,950,000 USD | Milton, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

“The 6,800-square-foot property includes six bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. The second level offers a guest wing with private bedroom and en suite bathroom, as well as a small fitness area.”

A Contemporary Country House Just Outside Boston – Mansion Global

Football’s Paul Kruger Lists Multi-Sport Colorado Estate – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Tops Individual Sales Volume Category in REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Report for Second Year in a Row – Sotheby’s International Realty

Famed Playboy’s $19 Million New York Triplex Hits the Market – Bloomberg

28 of the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in America – Architectural Digest

A Hamptons Bungalow for All Seasons – Wall Street Journal

Five Homes for Tennis Enthusiasts – Financial Times

Historic Houston Estate of Late Tootsies Owner to Hit the Market –

A Greek Revival-Style Mansion Near the Water in Connecticut – Mansion Global

For Sale: 7 Properties for Boat Enthusiasts – The Week

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

A Single-Family House in Toronto’s Rosedale Neighborhood May be the City’s Best Status Symbol – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Frankfurt, Germany – The New York Times

Sotheby’s Sells Andy Warhol’s First “Selfie” for £6MBlouin ArtInfo

Virtual Tour of the Month: Idyllic Waterfront Escape in Pahoa, Hawaii

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$7,000,000 USD | Pahoa, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

At the heart of Kapoho Bay, some of the most utterly idyllic land and seascapes to be found on the Big Island of Hawaii are encompassed within one unique, nearly-17 acre oceanfront parcel. The property includes private, naturally-heated saltwater ponds and large lagoons filled with sea life. Surrounded by historic volcanic rock walls and swaying coconut palms, it is the quintessential picture of “Old Hawaii.” Enter through six-foot high volcanic rock pillars and enjoy a postcard vision of blue water, big skies, and exotic greenery. With total seclusion and the calm waters of a marine sanctuary to explore, the sprawling grounds of this authentic island retreat feel like a personal resort.

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Video of the Week: Coconut Walk Estate in Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

$14,950,000 USD | Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

The only property of its kind on Seven Mile Beach, Coconut Walk is set on over one-acre of lush, landscaped grounds close to one of the most famous snorkeling sites in Grand Cayman. Located in a more secluded area of Seven Mile Beach allowing for a quiet and inherently private setting. Entrance to the property is via a long, beautiful brick driveway, surrounded by palm trees, past two staff cottages, leading to a three-car private garage, each with separate doors. Take great delight amongst mature grounds filled with tropical trees, plants and flowers that make being on the grounds feel like a sanctuary. In the centre of the property a beautiful waterfall flows, a focal point of the garden.

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