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

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in January 2015

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

2015_1_30_MelbournePrice Upon Request | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

House Hunting in … AustraliaThe New York Times

A Modern Manhattan Apartment With Prewar DetailsThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A charming colonial farmstead on the Chesapeake BayArchitectural Digest

In the 7th, Paris Is EarningThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A sprawling villa overlooking the Caribbean Sea in St. LuciaArchitectural Digest

Leighton Meester of ‘Gossip Girl’ lists her Encino houseThe Los Angeles Times

Mallorca and Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty – Reflecting on 2014, looking forward to

Josh Hartnett lists his Minnesota mansionToday

Hamptons Home Prices Hit Seven-Year High in Luxury SurgeBloomberg

£265 million’ blockbuster display goes on show at Sotheby’sThe Standard

Sotheby’s to Test Hong Kong Investors’ Appetite for Fine WineThe Wall Street Journal


2015_01_Australia New YearPrice Upon Request | New South Wales, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

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Tom Cruise’s Telluride Home | House Tour

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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.


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

Significant Sales Volumes 5 & 6 2014

The latest issue of Significant Sales features top sales from around the world, beginning with a sophisticated condominium in Manhattan with 360-city and park views. Also featured is a majestic waterfront home in Australia, an inviting home in the heart of downtown Aspen and over forty other properties from across the globe.

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Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage | $25,000,000 USD | New York, New York

New York- Perched on the 30th and 31st floors of a white-glove limestone condominium, 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.


Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty | $30,000,000 AUD | Sydney, Australia

Sydney- One of Australia’s most outstanding homes, this property is situated in Point Piper’s best position, 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.

Aspen Snowmass SIR - 17m (2)

Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty | $17,000,000 USD | Colorado, USA

Colorado- Offering a rare combination of attributes that are unmatched by any other residential offering, this property is highly prized for its one-of-a-kind location in the heart of downtown Aspen,  up-close views of Aspen Mountain, unforgettable roof top deck with bar and hot tub, unsurpassed commitment to craftsmanship and luxurious finishes and furnishings. There are five bedrooms, eight and- a-half baths and 9,000 square feet of living plus common areas, garage and storage.

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Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty | Sales Price Undisclosed | Texas, USA

Texas- 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.

Dreyfus SIR 15M

 Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty | $15,000,000 USD | California, USA

California- On the most elegant street in the most sought-after neighborhood in Palo Alto, this home is truly a rare find. At over 20,000 square feet, the lot is exceptionally large for Palo Alto and offers a feel of genteel privacy to its residents. The property includes not only the main house with the finest finishes from around the world and a grand front entrance but also a pool, spa, sport court and covered outdoor living/dining area with fireplace and built-in barbeque. The pool house includes a full bathroom, shower and steam room. Originally built in 1925, the home and grounds have been renovated with painstaking care, designed to work for today’s modern living while keeping in harmony with its historical heritage.

Ewing 24m (2)

Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty | $24,000,000 USD | California, USA

California- In 1927, on Chalon Road in the hills of Bel-Air, the owners of a dramatic 1.5 acre parcel with aweinspiring 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 original 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.

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Feature: Grass Tennis Courts in Honor of Wimbledon

Inspired by Wimbledon, the oldest and one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments still played on grass courts, we have curated four exquisite homes that are complete with their very own grass tennis courts.

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$45,000,000 USD  | Southampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty-Southampton Brokerage

Exquisite grace and grandeur hallmark this magnificent masterpiece – beautifully preserving its authentic original details – offering 18,000+ square feet on three floors, including 12 principal bedrooms, 12 full and three half baths, and separate staff quarters. Basking in nine-plus acres of park-like privacy on exclusive Ox Pasture Road, Linden sits in the heart of the Estate Section. The property offers a 60′ x 20′ outdoor and indoor pool, spa, grass tennis court, paddle court, two pavilions with full kitchens, arbors, fountain, carriage house with connecting greenhouse and an equipment house.

Colebrook_Connecticut_Tennis$3,495,000 USD | Colebrook, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Rock Hall was designed in 1912 by noted American architect Addison Cairns Mizner (1872-1933) for Jerome Alexandre, scion of the Alexandre Steamship Company. Replete with original architectural details, the meticulously restored 10,000 square foot manor house is located on a 23 acre estate in Colebrook, Connecticut. Mizner, renowned for his opulent design of residences for the most prominent families in North American, in 1918 was commissioned by Paris Singer to design the Everglades Club and a succession of oceanfront mansions in Palm Beach. His signature Mediterranean (or Spanish) Revival style indelibly transformed the architectural landscape of Palm Beach. In 2010, Rock Hall, the only remaining Mizner-designed residence north of the Mason-Dixon Line, was awarded designation on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. A free-standing Yoga Studio, a synthetic grass Tennis Court and a Pétanque Court complete this exceptional property

Bridgehampton_New York_TennisPrice Upon Request| Bridgehampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty-Bridgehampton Brokerage

Combining the elegance of a royal European country estate with the amenities of a five star resort, Three Ponds Farm offers an unparalleled private residence on 60+/-picturesque acres. Meticulously designed and executed with the finest imported materials the 8 bedroom, 12 bath manor home with guest wing and staff quarters is a tour de force of luxury custom design and contemporary flair by renowned architect Allan Greenberg. This singular oasis features an 18-hole Rees Jones designed golf course, 19th hole club house and pro shop, grass tennis court, elegant pool, pavilion and spa, loggias, magnificent formal gardens, rose garden with orangery, over 7000 specimen trees, two 3-car garages, and a three bedroom caretaker’s house as well as its signature three pristine ponds.

Melbourne_Australia_Tennis CourtPrice Upon Request | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty 

A King’s Domain The ultimate Cliffside residence for those who desire the complete bayside lifestyle with tennis court, pool, direct beach access and private boat shed. The impressive proportions and casual elegance of this contemporary single-level home by renowned architect Nicholas Day is staged within a wonderful established private garden of some 2889 sqm, minutes to the sand of Point King beach where your family can enjoy the highly sought after added benefit of a private boat shed fronting the calm waters of this iconic location. Featuring: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, formal and informal living rooms, exceptional outdoor entertaining area, 3 car garaging, N/S mod-grass tennis court and fully tiled heated pool and spa.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in April 2014

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

Melbourne, Australia Luxury Homes for SalePrice Upon Request / Melbourne, Australia / Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

Chinese buyers snap up high-end real estate in college towns - The Wall Street Journal

“In an effort to increase the likelihood of their children studying abroad, a growing group of Chinese buyers is snapping up high-end real estate in college towns around the world. Some Chinese buyers are using the properties to meet the universities’ residency requirements. Luxury homes also offer their children an upscale alternative to dorm life. Most important, many hope that real-estate purchases will help pay the costly university tuition.”

Homes That Go Out on a Limb - The Wall Street Journal

Virginia Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty BrandSotheby’s International Realty

Massachusetts Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Brand - Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Shoreline Home in Spain / House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

Bauhaus Flair by the Water in Massachusetts / House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

An Artist’s Home in Colorado / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Pitfalls of pocket listings outweigh potential upsidesInman News

Second-Home Mortgages on the

Chicken Cup, Chinese art’s ‘holy grail’, sells for £19.6mThe Telegraph

Duke’s sale of the centuries  – The Telegraph

Bubble? What Bubble? Art Sales Soar to RecordNBC News


Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in October 2013

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

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$3,300,000 AUD / New South Wales, Australia / Gold Coast Sotheby’s International Realty 

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands to Australia’s Gold Coast - Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has expanded to Australia’s Gold Coast with the signing of an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement for the Queensland market. The office is located in the heart of Gold Coast’s financial precinct and will do business as Gold Coast Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters DubaiSotheby’s International Realty

President & CEO Philip White Talks Luxury Real Estate on The CEO ShowThe CEO Show

Private Island Off the Coast of Cape Cod Hits the MarketWSJ Developments Blog

[Video] Investors high on high-end house flipsCNBC

Luxury Homes Are Cream Of Crop In Sales, Price

Existing Homes Sales Fall In September As Housing Becomes Less AffordableForbes

London House Prices Surge by an ‘Unsustainable’ 10% – Bloomberg

China Housing Sales Jump as Demand Defies Government Curbs – Bloomberg

Hamptons [New York] Sales Surge Fuels High-End Home Tear-Downs - Bloomberg

Stars Step Out for ‘Take Home a Nude’ Event at Sotheby’sGotham Magazine

Duke of Windsor’s Cadillac coming to NYC auctionWall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands to Australia’s Gold Coast

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has expanded to Australia’s Gold Coast with the signing of an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement for the Queensland market.

The office is located in the heart of Gold Coast’s financial precinct and will do business as Gold Coast Sotheby’s International Realty. Owner Michael Pallier also owns and operates two Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty offices. Marius Von Zeppelin serves Gold Coast Sotheby’s International Realty as general manager, and the firm is located at Level 7, Corporate Centre One, Bundall, Gold Coast.

“We are proud to expand into the Gold Coast area encompassing South East Queensland and Northern NSW, under Michael Pallier’s leadership and with his experience as part of our Sotheby’s International Realty network,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “The Gold Coast is the sixth largest city in Australia and one of the fastest-growing regions, making real estate in this location highly coveted.”

According to Pallier, the area is renowned for its tourism and unique lifestyle, with its many homes and apartments along the waterways and oceanfront. “We look forward to combining our reputation and experience with the prestigious clientele of southeast Australia to better serve this beautiful market,” he said. “Our high standards for service and the global reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty network will be a true asset for consumers of this market.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 13,000 sales associates located in approximately 670 offices in 49 countries and territories worldwide. Gold Coast Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and 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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