Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence into Andorra

AndorraSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Finques 3 Cases in Andorra has joined its luxury real estate network and now will do business as Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty.

Established in 2000, the firm is owned by Joan Rafel Socías Tomás, who serves as chief executive officer, and Narcís Socías Tomàs, the chief operating officer.  Ralph Luenenschloss is responsible for international business. The firm will serve the high-end real estate market throughout the Principality of Andorra.

“Our expansion into Andorra continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key countries within Europe andaround the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Andorra is a booming market that is garnering local as well as international investor interest. It offers the opportunity to enjoy a unique mountain lifestyle in the middle of the Pyrenees on the border between Spain and France.  In the winter it is a beautiful ski resort area, and in the summer, other outdoor activities as well.”

According to Luenenschloss, the firm offers clients a full service experience.  “Andorra is one of the safest countries in the world and it offers a new and modern legal framework that makes it very interesting for international investors, entrepreneurs and public figures,” he said.  “We help our clients to not only find the ideal property but also help with anything else they may need including working through the Andorran residency process, and connecting them to local resources and services like banks, tax advisors and lawyers. We focus on providing solutions and developing ideas to serve the needs of our clients.  Our professional team offers support in multiple languages including Catalán, Spanish, French, Portuguese, English, German and Russian.”

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.  Andorra 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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Top 10 Significant Sales of 2014

From tranquil island escapes and elegant metropolitan penthouses, to panoramic coastal vistas and everything in between, many remarkable properties changed hands through our network during last year. Explore the Top 10 Significant Sales of 2014 below. 

#10 – Turks and Caicos Islands

TCI 23M (3)Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty | $23,000,000 USD | Turks and Caicos Islands

This spectacular 169-acre development parcel has more than 2,793 feet of frontage and an ideal mix of beach and iron shore. It graces a pristine and tranquil shoreline and neighbors one of the region’s most breath-taking and noteworthy properties, Amanyara.

#9 – California

Ewing 24m (2)Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty | Price Undisclosed | California, USA

In 1927, on Chalon Road in the hills of Bel-Air, the owners of a dramatic 1.5 acre parcel with awe- inspiring vistas hired an emerging architect, Gordon B. Kaufmann, to develop a unique vision for their property. The result is a truly iconic home that today is considered by experts to be a significant part of the architectural history of Los Angeles. Lovingly renovated and meticulously maintained, this extremely rare offering has been expanded and updated to accommodate 21st century living while graciously preserving the integrity and resplendence of the origi- nal design. Abundant detailing and amenities are found throughout the home’s three-level, 11,505 square foot floor plan. The generous use of rich varietal woods, ornately carved stone and light fixtures fashioned from sterling silver, onyx and fine crystal are superb representations of the era’s artisan craftsmanship.

#8 – New York

East side 25m (2)Sotheby’s International Realty East Side Manhattan Brokerage | $25,000,000 USD | New York, USA

Perched on the 30th and 31st floors of a white-glove limestone condo- minium, this impressive duplex boasts phenomenal 360-city and park views from 52 oversized windows. Spanning 6,286 square feet, the sprawling 12 room apartment has 10 foot ceilings and grandly proportioned rooms. The gracious floor plan is distinguished by a large gallery with a sweeping staircase and features a huge corner Living room with wood- burning fireplace, a library and an elegant Dining room, as well as a cozy study. There is also a state-of-the-art Kitchen, windowed Breakfast room, Staff bath and a conveniently placed Powder room. Upstairs the private quarters include a massive Master suite comprised of three rooms and baths plus a vast walk in closet/dressing room. There are two additional bedrooms and an enormous Media room, also with ensuite bathroom.

#7 – Connecticut

Greenwich 27.5m (1)Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich Brokerage | $27,500,000 USD | Connecticut, USA

An hour’s drive from New York City, beautiful Conyers Farms is where Academy Award-winning pro- ducer and director Ron Howard and his wife chose to raise their family. Their private country es- tate, consisting of approximately 32 acres of unparalleled privacy showcases a splendid shingle style main house with more than eighteen thousand square feet, a charming Craftsman style two-bedroom guest house, an indoor sports complex, observatory silo with Meade telescope, barns, paddocks, ivy- draped stone head house, greenhouse plus formal rose, boxwood and organic gardens.

#6 – Texas

Kuper sale price undiscKuper Sotheby’s International Realty | Price Undisclosed | Texas, USA

Located in the Texas Hill Country, with 4.5 miles of both sides of the beautiful Sabinal River, the property is shaded by huge century-plus old cypress trees and Little Creek. It was offered for the first time in more than 80 years. Picturesque improvements include a 1930s main home and guesthouse, staff cabin, vintage farm house, barn, equipment sheds and cattle pens.

#5 – Sydney

Sydney 28.050m(usd) (2)Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty | $28,000,000 USD | Australia

One of Australia’s most outstanding homes, this property is situated in Point Piper’s best posi- tion, north facing with uninterrupted views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The home has an exceptional and seldom offered street to water position with absolute deep water frontage and boat house on title with full slipway and deep water jetty. Designed by renowned Gergely & Pinter Architects, the home is ideal for entertaining on a grand scale, overlooking the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour. The views encapsulate 180 degrees from the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and right through to Manly. The substantial accommodation and facilities include six bedroom suites and eight-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as separate self-contained apartment with private entrance. 

#4 – New York

19 Robertson Drive, Sag Harbor, NYSotheby’s International Realty Southhampton Brokerage | $31,750,000 USD | New York, USA

 Brilliantly conceived and built, this circa 2005 Lutyens-inspired stone and stucco mansion is perfectly positioned on six acres of waterfront property with a deep water dock. The 10,000 square foot house has well-proportioned rooms including a formal living room and gathering room, both with stone fireplaces, and circular alcove. Ideal for entertaining or relaxing on any scale, the house is complete with a paneled billiards room with fireplace, a fully-appointed media room, read- ing room, gym, a chef ’s dream kitchen and formal dining room. There also are seven fireplaces, an elevator, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Facing west with breathtaking sunsets, the exte- riors are as impressive as the house. An extensive covered terrace, with year-round stone hot tub, overlooks the heated Gunite swimming pool and 350 feet of beachfront. There are also tennis and basketball courts and a separate four-car garage.

#3 – The Bahamas

 testing123Lyford Cay Sotheby’s International Realty | $42,000,000 USD | Bahamas

This property offers its owners their own private beach in a secure community. Meticulously maintained, the spacious 30,000 square foot family home is situated on two acres with 590 feet of canal frontage overlooking the Lyford Cay Marina. Included in the sale is a 1.4 acre beachfront lot across the street. Amenities include a tennis court, pool, Jacuzzi, 200 feet of dock and all of the necessary improvements for easy tropical living.

#2 – New York

 East Side Manhattan 56m (1)Sotheby’s International Realty East Side Manhattan Brokerage | $56,000,000 USD | New York, USA

This property features the exceptional personal service of Park Hyatt’s new five-star flagship hotel. Located across from Central Park and Columbus Circle, One57 is surrounded by the city’s best restau- rants, shopping, entertainment and the cultural offerings of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Broadway.

#1 – Hong Kong

 HK SIR - 58mHong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty | $58,000,000 USD | Hong Kong

 This luxuriously presented townhouse is located in a prestigious area surrounded by rolling hills and overlooks the city, offering a well-appointed contemporary interior and amazing outdoor space on the rooftop terrace. There also is a huge private garden that comes with a swimming pool. This spacious, light-filled home features high ceilings to accentuate the elegant overall design. The house is also refurbished in white marble walls and flooring throughout, with every level in the home constructed with a separated open staircase and a private elevator with access to every level. There is a dome design window ceiling, which completes the overall luxurious design.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in March 2015

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

2015_03_13_NYC$14,500,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Good security, transparent legal systems and access to high-quality educational institutions are among the primary factors driving ultra-high-net-worth individuals’ real-estate decisions,” says Sotheby’s International Realty CEO Philip White.

The Top 10 Cities for Ultra-High Net-Worth Home BuyersThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A California Ranch Asks $17.75 Million; Show Goats IncludedThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A sleek, light-filled penthouse with an open layout in Dallas, TexasArchitectural Digest

House of the Day: A Highlands Retreat in the PhilippinesThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: An Artist’s Haven on the WaterThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A Textile Industrialist’s Family Passes on Their Turn of the Century HomeArchitectural Digest

Peter Koral of 7 For All Mankind Lists in Malibu for $25 millionThe Wall Street Journal

Realogy Named As A 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company By Ethisphere Institute For Fourth Year In A Row—Realogy Holdings Corp.

Sotheby’s Celebrates Spring 2015 Asia Week NYSotheby’s 

Country-Inspired Kitchens

Country style kitchens are warm, welcoming, cozy and comfortable. Unique in their use of rich earthen tones and a handcrafted, homespun look, a country kitchen creates the perfect environment for family and friends to gather. Explore the rustic romance of our collection of country kitchens below.

New Jersey$4,300,000 USD | Tewksbury, New Jersey | Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty

Foxhill Farm is a magnificent 50 acre estate located in the hamlet of Mountainville in New Jersey. The estate has the look of a historic farmstead while embracing today’s most luxurious appointments. The meandering stone drive ends at a 16 room main residence with artfully crafted millwork, stone, and hardwoods throughout. The kitchen has touches of country with the use of earthen tones, exposed beams and stonework. This country compound also includes a barn, 2 bedroom guest apartment, Har-Tru tennis court, custom pool with spa, pool house with full kitchen and dining porch.

Texas$1,300,000 USD | New Braunfels, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

This storybook home on the Guadalupe River in Texas is nestled under a canopy of majestic Cypress, Oak and Cottonwood trees. The rustic chic main home features antique long-leaf pine floors, and a country kitchen blending Carrara marble counter-tops and Viking appliances with lots of wood, earth tones and a farm style sink. This one of a kind property integrates state-of-the-art features including surround sound, reverse osmosis water softener, and ‘green’ tankless water heaters. Shaded outdoor living spaces and an open sky terrace and fire pit allow for year round enjoyment.

Hawaii$2,700,000 USD | Kula, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Originally built in 1938, this upcountry home is part of Maui’s rich history. The main home is recently renovated while still maintaining the charm and style of old Hawaii. Exquisite features include hardwood floors throughout and original glass windows which capture stunning ocean and mountain views. The incredible country kitchen has a brick fireplace, wood paneling, a farm sink and a cozy breakfast area. The property includes two cottages, a wonderful saddle house which is used as a workout room and an art studio.

Sweden11.000.000 kr SEK | Kivik, Sweden | Sweden Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled in a storybook countryside of floral diversity, this tranquil home in Sweden was designed to feel like an English country house.The beautiful brick home features large oak doors, a library with fireplace and plentiful outdoor spaces to enjoy the gardens that surround the home. The country kitchen has a wood burning stove and an open layout that accommodates a dining table and an additional fireplace.

Sotheby’s Celebrates Spring 2015 Asia Week NY

This week Sotheby’s celebrates Asia Week 2015 in New York by showcasing the cultures and art of Asia. With over a week of exhibitions, lectures, and events, the citywide program will also include various pieces up for auction. From Sakamoto Gorō and Classical Chinese Paintings, to early Ceramics from the Yang De Tang Collection and much more, the celebration is an extraordinary opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts alike. asiaweek_spring2015_banner_4.jpg.webrend.1920.350 Highlights Include:

003N09336_7YS3BA Rare Blue and White ‘Peony’ Jar, Guan | Yuan Dynasty | Estimate 1,000,000 – 1,500,00 USD

193N09319_7YSNYAn Important Thangka of the Vajradhatu Mandala | Tibet, 11th Century | Estimate 800,000 – 1,200,000 USD

N09317-295_webA Set of Four Famille-Rose ‘Eight Immortals’ Panels by Wang Qi (1884-1937) | Estimated 500,000 – 700,000 USD

 

Impressive Entertainer’s Estate in Calabasas, California | Video House Tour

$17,000,000 USD | Calabasas, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

Sprawling over 17,000 square feet, this stately home is located within the guard-gated equestrian community of Hidden Hills. A perfect combination of flow and function, the dual-structured estate offers a wide array of amenities to promote tranquil relaxation, exquisite entertaining and a private work environment. Enjoy unrivaled views of the San Gabriel Mountains, spacious home theater, saloon, and gym in this exclusive quintessential Californian masterpiece.

Significant Sales Volume 12 2014

The latest issue of Significant Sales features top sales from around the world beginning with the tranquility of Turks & Caicos. Also featured is a metropolitan penthouse with panoramic views in New York City, a private island escape in the Bahamas and more than twenty other properties from around the globe.

TCI 23M (3)$23,000,000 USD | Turks and Caicos Islands | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Turks & Caicos - This spectacular 169-acre development parcel has more than 2,793 feet of frontage and an ideal mix of beach and iron shore. It graces a pristine and tranquil shoreline and neighbors one of the region’s most breath-taking and noteworthy properties, Amanyara.

East Side 20.25m (1)$20,250,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty -East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York City - The penthouse at 975 Park Avenue is a triple mint home with a sprawling floorplan and a huge wrap around terrace with iconic New York views from every vantage point. The sophisticated renovation seamlessly blends classic prewar details with the most modern technology, creating a home perfect for both quiet living and grand scale entertaining.

EastHampton 18.9m (1)$18,900,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Hampton Brokerage

New York - This rare and important 2.8-acre property is on the south side of renowned Lily Pond Lane. Generous building envelope offers the potential for a 12,500 square foot residence, pool and tennis, along with pre-existing two-bedroom and two-bath guest house, two-bath pool cabana and garage.

Exuma 17m (2)$17,000,000 USD | Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty & Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

The Bahamas - Innocence Island, located in the fabulous Exuma Cays of The Bahamas, is an unspoiled tropical private island paradise encompassing 681 acres, a manor house, miles of pristine white sandy beaches and its own 2,700-foot runway. The Exuma Cays are a group of 365 remote but accessible islets that bask in the perpetual sunshine of the central Bahamas. This part of the world is known to a select few of sophisticated yachtsmen, world business leaders and celebrities for its great natural beauty, privacy and exclusivity.

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Luxury Homes | Remarkable Space

With homes showcasing impressive design ingenuity and a minimalist style, the “tiny house movement” has been making headlines recently. Averaging 400 square feet, these miniature homes cater to modern lifestyles and offer a surprising amount of amenities within their restricted space. While we know luxury homes come in all shapes and sizes, imagine all the possibilities of having a larger home—such as your very own sauna room, a media room and even an art gallery to showcase your collection. We’ve gathered some extraordinary homes from our inventory so you can explore the vast amenities available with seemingly endless amounts of living space proving that sometimes, bigger just might be better!

estoniaPrice Upon Request | Harjumaa, Estonia | Baltic Sotheby’s International Realty

This uniquely designed Estonian villa’s two floors and forty-two rooms are spread out over more than 6,000 square feet. Entering the home you’ll be greeted with a large hall, featuring floor to ceiling windows that offer captivating views of the bay and the silhouette of Tallinn. With a spacious dining hall, cigar room, and sauna among its many rooms, this manor offers a variety of ways to expand and relax while enjoying the picturesque northern coast.

aucklandPrice Upon Request | Auckland, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by award-winning architect Bryce Ardern, this 1800 square meter estate is unmatched in its capacity and splendor. Enjoy all 34 acres of waterfront, including your very own boutique winery, and take in unrivaled views across the Hauraki Gulf from the home’s elevated design. Complete with designer kitchen, home theater, conservatory, guest quarters and indoor heated swimming pool, this estate offers a multitude of space for you, your family, your friends, and all of your precious belongings.

dubaiPrice Upon Request | Dubai, UAE | Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Spread out and enjoy all 42,000 square feet of this unprecedented entertainment villa in Dubai. Overlooking the Montgomerie Golf Course and captivating Dubai skyline, this indulgent escape comes complete with a state-of-the-art home cinema, cigar room, art gallery, spa, and multiple lounge areas for hosting and relaxation. Gold and pearl floors, custom Louis Vuitton furniture, and one-of-a-kind artwork by Vincent Lowe compliment the opulence of this home’s robust offering and showcase the seemingly unending space you have to work with.

idaho$5,750,000 USD | Sun Valley, Idaho | Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty

Defining the Sun Valley lifestyle, this 2.5-acre Ranch is a contemporary take on classic mountain living. Feel at home on the Lane Ranch Cliffs with a gourmet kitchen, five bedrooms, seven garages, two wine cellars, four fireplaces, and an elegant great room with soaring cathedral ceilings. Share your tremendous space with family and friends in the private guest quarters, and spend some quality time under the sun or stars in the exquisitely designed outdoor spaces.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in March 2015

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

2015_03_06_PhilippinesPhp50,000,000 PHP | Luzon, Philippines | Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty

House of the Day: Modern Design in the PhilippinesThe Wall Street Journal

A Place in the Sun: Homes for Sale in St. CroixThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A custom-designed sustainable home in San AntonioArchitectural Digest

On the Market: This postmodern beach house in Montauk, New YorkArchitectural Digest

American Real Estate Buyers Take Advantage of the Falling EuroThe Wall Street Journal

A look at the Washington area’s most expensive houses for saleThe Washington Post

America, the Capital of Asian ArtThe Wall Street Journal

Contemporary Family Home in Vancouver, Canada | Video House Tour

6 488 000 $ CAD | Vancouver, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

A stunning example of contemporary beauty and integrity, this grand residence was taken down to the studs and rebuilt using only the finest materials. Created by award winning design firm Robert Bailey Interiors, this architectural masterpiece truly showcases the inspiring elegance of a modern home.