Sotheby’s International Realty Brand to Enter Hainan and Strengthen Presence in China

Hainan_3Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced Tianjin Zeng Yi Real Estate Brokerage Co. Ltd., which is owned by Plus Investment Holding Group (Beijing), will open Hainan Sotheby’s International Realty in China, furthering the brand’s expansion in Asia.

Kevin Corbett will serve as chief executive officer, and Jim Hao will serve as general manager.  The firm is expected to open in mid-November of this year.

“Following the planned opening of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty in October, Kevin and Jim look to continue the momentum in Hainan,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Hainan, with its tropical climate, is a tourist hot spot.  We are proud of their efforts in creating a strong presence in this market, as we continue our expansion in Asia.”

With the opening of Hainan Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have 27 independently owned and operated offices throughout Asia in Australia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

“Hainan is often referred to as the Hawaii of China, and the No. 1 tropical resort destination there,” said Corbett.  “With the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty network and our robust resources in Hainan, we are opening new doors to this exotic haven and to those seeking to invest in China’s world-class resort real estate.  With the opening of Hainan Sotheby’s International Realty, we foresee further growth and expansion in mainland China’s luxury real estate market.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.  Hainan 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 clients 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.

The Gathering Place | Luxury Living Rooms

Traditionally, living rooms are meant for relaxing and socializing—a place where friends and family come together. The living room also presents the perfect opportunity to make a statement and set the tone for your entire decorating style. Whether the style is rustic elegance or minimalist, modern or traditional, you can gather inspiration from five extraordinary homes below to create a room where you can entertain family and friends.

Living Room NJ

$8,500,000 USD | Far Hills, New Jersey | Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty

Only one hour from Manhattan, this Far Hills, New Jersey, home is at the center of a 26-acre retreat that combines rustic elements offering luxurious living. Overlooking Ravine Lake, Pickle Brook Farm features stone and reclaimed wood construction and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and forest. The living areas are finished with rustic beams, carved mantelpieces and extensive millwork. In addition to five bedrooms and seven baths, there is a media room, game room, several outbuildings and a five-car garage.

Living Room Australia

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

Perched in park-like gardens high above Sydney Harbour, the Babworth House is one of Australia’s grand mansions from early 1900s. Residence 2, a three-bedroom, three-level residence features formal and informal living rooms, master “retreat” with San Sebastian stone bathroom, dining rooms, office and wine cellar.  Architect Michael Sutter retained the original oak-paneled walls and stained-glass windows while adding a cocktail bar and gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances. The home opens onto private marble verandas and wraparound terraces overlooking the harbor.

Living Room South AfricaPrice Upon Request | Plettenberg Bay, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

Open-plan living areas enclosed by glass provide ever-changing views of the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains from this contemporary, eco-designed, Plettenberg Bay home on Robberg Beach. Paul Oosthuizen designed the five-bedroom, four-bath home to become an integral part of the landscape, melding into the fynbos and milkwood trees. Opening the home’s glass doors creates an extensive indoor-outdoor area with uninterrupted flow. The kitchen is an entertainer’s delight. Highlights include radiant floor heating, heated pool and rainwater collection.

Living Room Milan

Price Upon Request | Milan, Italy | Milan Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by architect Piero Pinto in a former 17th-century convent in Milan, this 6,452-square-foot, four-bedroom apartment features a faded, terracotta-hued fresco on a bedroom’s domed ceiling. Everything else, however, is ultramodern in design. An elevator connects three floors that include a separate staff area. Architectural details include glass stair rails and a spa-style master bath. Highlights include a double living room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the octagonal-shaped inner courtyard, a feature typical of Milanese apartment buildings.

Living Room Manhattan

$26,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Situated in New York’s Upper East Side, this prewar duplex condominium offers eight bedrooms and eight baths. For privacy, the apartment is accessed by a key-lock elevator that opens onto a private landing and a marble entrance gallery. The layout connects living room, media room and library for 1,500 square feet of open entertainment space with views of both skyline and Central Park. The lower floor includes a master suite with his-and-hers baths, a playroom and staff room.

 

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 

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Pennsylvania

Central Market  EditSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that  Prudential Lancaster Real Estate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the newest member of its real estate network and now will operate as Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.

Anne M. Lusk is owner of the firm, which has one office at 100 Foxshire Drive in Lancaster.  With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have five independently owned and operated offices throughout the state of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, New Hope, Kennett Square and Lancaster.

“The Lancaster market offers residents a beautiful rural landscape with convenient access to several major cities,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We proudly welcome Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty to our network and the fine properties they represent.”

According to Lusk, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand affiliation creates new opportunities for her agents and clients.  “With the Sotheby’s International Realty global reach, we now have many added avenues of exposure for the homes we represent,” she said.  “We are focused on offering our clients a high level of custom service that addresses their unique needs.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.  Lusk & Associates 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 clients 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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Elegant Seaside Residence in Whale Beach, Australia | Video House Tour

Flawlessly designed by world-renowned architect Iain Halliday, and mentioned in Vogue Living as his favourite residential design, this exceptional seaside residence commands magical, uninterrupted views across Whale Beach to the central coast.

Price Upon Request | New South Wales, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Philippines Real Estate | Market Spotlight

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Price Upon Request | Forbes Town Center, Philippines | Philippines Sotheby’s International Realty

“Building on strong internal growth, driven by people with wealth that are investing in the country, the future in the Philippines’ real estate sector is bright,” says Philip Mareschal, chief executive officer, Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty. “The alliance with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region makes the country an attractive investment destination. Due to the nation’s strong economic growth from BPO (Business Process Outsourcing), off shoring industries, an increasing number of visitors and remittances from overseas Filipino workers and a young demographic, the Philippines is considered the prime option for residential, commercial and retail sectors. Our luxury residential market has been receiving more foreigner buyers as neighboring Asian countries implement cooling measures. Another trend we are seeing is Filipinos and foreigners are looking into countries for retirement. The climate, lifestyle, the people… easy living makes investing in real estate in Philippines more appealing as the value of their money goes a long away.”

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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

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | August 2014

From a villa with views of the Dubai skyline to two historic homes in Italy, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

DubaiPrice Upon Request | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai- Located in the Beverly Hills of Dubai, this incomparable villa boasts 42,000 sq.ft. of exceptional modern design, sitting in a prime location, overlooking the Montgomerie Golf Course and Dubai skyline. The six bedroom villa has two kitchens, a private cinema room, Ayurveda spa area with hair salon, massage tables and luxurious steam and sauna area.

GeorgiaPrice Upon Request | Atlanta, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Georgia- Located on 23+/- gated and fenced acres bordering the Chattahoochee River, this three home compound is a virtual oasis minutes from the hubbub of the city. Each has it’s own private gardens with pool. There are vast woodlands on the grounds along with a soccer field, lighted tennis court, family field house, putting green, Olympic Park fountain, classic car collection garage, gazebo, and security cameras.

Lucca Italy 130.000.000 € EUR | Lucca, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy- This unique property surrounded by plentiful gardens, is part of the historical villas of Fort deiMarmi built in 1940 by architect Tullio Rossi. The home boasts 15 bedrooms, 11 full baths, a pool and sprawling outdoor space for entertaining guests.

Lucca Italy 225.000.000 € EUR | Lucca, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy- This historical 18 bedroom mansion is surrounded by 50 hectares of land including gardens, olive trees, farmland and a pool. Set in the country, the home has 360 degree mountain and green space views.

Nevada$30,000,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Nevada- This sprawling private estate in Nevada boasts 32 acres and mountain views. The home includes stately equestrian facilities, terraces and outdoor spaces as well as a car showroom with 8 double door entries.

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Luxurious Private Beach Living in Carlsbad, California | Video House Tour

Extraordinary home with 200’ of lagoon waterfront and private beach for soaking up rays and water sports. This exquisitely designed 6,000 square feet home has it all, including  an epicurean kitchen, sparkling 25-yard pool and spa, volleyball and tennis court, koi pond with waterfall, private boat storage and launch. This exquisite home is truly an entertainer’s dream, offering spectacular lagoon views of water activities, wildlife, and gorgeous San Diego sunsets.

$6,950,000 USD | Carlsbad, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty