Dining Unforgettable

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The holiday season is upon us; it’s this time of the year that we join family and friends to give thanks – often over a grand meal. Whether it is an intimate setting with a captivating view, or an elegant, sprawling space fit to accommodate the largest of guest lists, experience these five dining rooms from around the world.

Colorado$9,995,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

 Awe-inspiring ski mountain views provide a rich canvas to admire. A sense of serenity and privacy permeates the 7,587-square-foot contemporary residence, despite being just moments from downtown Aspen. Inside, the home is a study in mountain chic. A balanced palette of refined finishes and materials, ranging from rich stones and warm woods to glamorous high-gloss fixtures, lend a touch of drama to each space.

Greece10.500.000 € | Crete, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

Each of this home’s seven bedrooms envelops you in relaxing privacy, all with sea views and en-suite bathrooms. Large living indoor and outdoor areas offer extraordinary panoramic views including the Gulf of Mirabello and the stepped garden. The lush garden has many tranquil nooks and direct access to a private, white sand beach. The large al fresco dining area and kitchen are ideal for inviting moments with family and friends.

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

Maximizing iconic views of the city skyline, harbor bridge, and opera house, this circa-1920s Spanish Mission residence retains the most of its period features across a selection of spacious interior living spaces and grand outdoor entertaining areas –  all on a beautifully manicured 1,195 square-meter parcel. Steeped in sophistication, the formal lounge extends onto a broad covered terrace, while a separate family dining room features timber vaulted ceiling, a cozy gas fireplace, and arched picture windows.

TCI$5,350,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Grace Bay Villa is an elegant, contemporary, European-style residence situated on one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. The design of this 4,500-square-foot, five-bedroom five-and-one-half-bath home boasts four second floor bedrooms, media room, dining area with seating for 10, and chef’s kitchen all enjoying westerly sunset views. Noteworthy features include expansive outdoor lounge and entertainment areas, BBQ, outdoor snooker or foosball court, a main pool, splash pool, and beachside fire pit with built-in seating all just steps from the beach.

California$25,000,000 USD | Laguna Beach, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

The Pacific Ocean and living spaces effortlessly blend in this four-bedroom, four-bath home on Victoria Beach, which is thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of ocean and Catalina Island views, sea breezes and waterfront amenities. Walls of windows and sliding glass doors open to beachfront patios, with spaces for comfortable gatherings, an open kitchen clad in warm woods that overlooks the dining area and great room, and a separate living area for entertaining.

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Come Sail Away | The Yachting Lifestyle

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For sailors, life coalesces around all things wet and blue. It is a world of freedom, challenges and discoveries. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of leaning into the wind, whether it’s for a race or for the distant shores of a quiet anchorage.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

Sailing is a passion, a lifestyle and a community, where people can’t wait to set sail and are equally excited about returning home to a league of the like-minded. Camaraderie runs deep, even if no two sailors can ever agree on elements that make up a perfect boating town. Is it an escapist destination without a single traffic light in the Caribbean or South Pacific? Or a lively cosmopolitan port on the California coast? Ocean, lake, bay or river? The list of candidates for the world’s great yachting spots is a fluid one, arguably determined as much for their land-based amenities as the conditions of the wind, waves and weather.

Florida$26,950,000 USD | Miami Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Top waterfront communities excel at offering residents a vacation way of life on both land sea often that includes golf, tennis, dining and cultural events. One luxury yacht-centric development even has its own private airport and medical center.

Spain25.000.000 € | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

Mallorca, in Spain’s Balearic Islands, draws international crowd, and with it second-home buyers, for its strategic location, mega-yacht accommodations and myriad of boating-related services. “And, obviously, one of the most important factors is the Mediterranean weather,” says Amalia Losada of Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty. “All these reasons make Mallorca a very attractive destination.” Boaters also know the island as an important stop on the global yachting circuit owing to the Copa del Rey, an annual regatta in which more than 130 teams representing two dozen nations compete for honors in the waters of the Bay of Palma de Mallorca.

SVG$67,500,000 XCD | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty

Losada says the profile of sailing devotees is not a simple one. “There are risk takers and sun-and-sea enthusiasts.” And, fortunately, there are boating communities world-wide to accommodate any and all of them.

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Significant Sales | Volume II – Issue IV

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From a striking contemporary escape in Aspen, Colorado, to a waterfront penthouse in Malta, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Dominican Republic, and Australia.

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Penthouse Living | The High Life

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Gregg Lynn jokingly calls himself the penthouse whisperer.  But as the man behind a $28 million condominium sale that set a record in San Francisco, California, the moniker may be truer than it is funny for the Sotheby’s International Realty agent. It’s also a sign of the niche market’s strength and just how high buyers will go to nab sky high residences.

Penthouses are a floor apart and a world away. Buyers covet them. There are even magazines devoted to them. They’re more than the floor of a building. They represent a “tectonic shift of how people live luxuriously,” says Lynn. Layouts are typically more sprawling, finishes are more lavish and the views are as good as they get.

imagereader.aspx-15$3,500,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

It wasn’t always this way. A century ago top-floor units were cramped quarters with low ceilings usually designated for servants. These days, however, Lynn says, “the number one benefit on being on the penthouse level is higher ceilings.” They’re about a foot and half higher than those of standard units. In penthouses with floor-to-ceiling windows, the effect of those bonus 18 inches is all the more extraordinary.

The size of the penthouse, the pedigree of the building and the landmarks within its view dictate price. A rooftop residence that looks out onto the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia or Alcatraz Island in San Francisco is guaranteed to turn heads and boost prices.

imagereader.aspx-16$2,795,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

Oversized penthouses are also an attractive option for empty nesters coming out of large private residences, according to Mary Lin of Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty. Sellers are “getting record prices” for their homes and opting for a low maintenance “lock up-and-go lifestyle,” she says. Sydney’s “uberluxe” market is not limited to affluent Australians. The city is making a showing alongside real estate powerhouses like London, New York, Hong Kong with the “prestige” market buoyed by international buyers looking to purchase in Sydney’s blue chip developments.

imagereader.aspx-17Price Upon Request | Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty 

For some buyers, investing in such exclusive residences is part of a long-term wealth management strategy.

From Skiing to Yachting, LIVE the life you’ve always dreamed

Penthouses represent a specific market niche. Rarity sells. Their limited availability and one-of-a-kind layouts are the reason these trophy assets have fetched newsworthy prices. In the arms race of ultra luxury condominiums, where amenities include wine rooms, private roof decks, libraries and more, penthouses have topped the nine-figure mark.

imagereader.aspx-18Price Upon Request | Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Along with the cache of perks is the cachet that goes along with a residence in the clouds. Just pressing the PH elevator button—no unit number required—has the subtle but powerful impact of pulling out a Black Card from one’s wallet.

Penthouse buyers are a demographic unto themselves. Fifty percent would never consider living on a floor other than the top level, says Lynn. “They only want to live on the best blocks in the best buildings and have the best units in those buildings.”

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in October 2017

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

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$15,800,000 USD | Honolulu, Hawaii | LIST Sotheby’s International Realty

“It’s always vacation time at this house on the eastern shores of Oahu, Hawaii. Here, every single day you’ll wake up to endless ocean views capped by the volcanic cone, Diamond Head, that largely defines that landscape of the island.”

An Open and Airy Abode on One of Hawaii’s Most Beautiful Beaches – Mansion Global

Elie Tahari Asks $45 Million for Hamptons Home – Wall Street Journal

An Amenity-Rich Home in Melbourne’s Toniest Suburb – Mansion Global

Seven Great Houses for Entertaining – Financial Times

Estée Lauder Chairman Buys $23.5 Million Co-op – The New York Times

7 Stunning Homes for Sale in Maine – Coastal Living

Property of the Week: A Converted Railway Loft in San Francisco – The Spaces

Wooden it be Lovely – Five Cabin Homes – Financial Times

Sculptural Smart Estate Designed by Guy Dreier Going for Nearly $45 Million – Robb Report

One57 Condo of Ferrari-Collecting Canadian Billionaire Asks $70M – Curbed

House Hunting in… Victoria, British Columbia – The New York Times

Penthouses in São Paulo: A World Away from the City’s Intensity – Financial Times

Montreal Real Estate Gets Fancy – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Johannesburg – The New York Times

Portland Offers a Run For Your Money – Financial Times

10 Homes That Are Modern-Living Goals – Inside and Out – Elle Decor

Cartier Tutti Frutti Bracelet Highlights Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction – Forbes

Enlightening Studies

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American Astronomer Maria Mitchell once said, “The greatest object in educating is to give a right habit of study.” With the end of August comes the start to yet another year of learning as schools around the world prepare for and start new sessions. Take the study from the classroom to the comfort of your home in these enlightened studies from around the world.

Texas$4,850,000 USD | Houston, Texas | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Briar Hollow Brokerage

This home is warm and inviting with artisan-quality craftsmanship. Features include pecan and hickory wide-plank flooring, multi-panel mahogany doors, and detailed crown moldings throughout. The home also features a sparkling Waterford crystal chandelier in the foyer, multiple living areas, a study with mahogany walls and a coffered ceiling, two wet bars, an elevator with mahogany clad walls, a large cedar closet, a library, and sumptuous master suite with two master bedrooms, two bathrooms and an exercise room.

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

In the heart of what is generally considered to be Woollahra’s finest community complex, this exceptional dual level penthouse apartment is a haven of unquestionable distinction. Dominated by panoramic views, the spacious interiors are flooded with the light of a northern aspect. Opening to embrace vistas that stretch down the valley to Double Bay and across the harbor to Bradleys Head and Little Manly in the distance, views also extend to the city skyline and the majestic arch of the Harbor Bridge.

Take a break from studying and relax in these homes with captivating bedrooms

Colorado$4,850,000 USD | Cherry Hills Village, Colorado | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Find privacy and serenity within Cherry Hills Village’s most exclusive enclave; this incredible property features 24-Hour guard-gated entrance, wide-open floor plan, executive office with complete privacy, expansive great room with vaulted ceilings, and backyard patios running the width of the home. All of the home’s rooms are large and spacious with an indelible sense of elegance.

Canada2 988 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This home was designed to take in the view of magnificent treetops from each triple-glaze window. When you enter this traditional home, wood wainscoting frames the foyer; double designer-etched glass paneled doors add style and privacy separating the library/office from the kitchen on opposite sides. A limestone wood-burning fireplace in the library can be seen from the kitchen, casting light on rich wood paneled walls, bookcases, flooring and matching wood shutters. Whether looking out on the beautiful green streetscape from the office or relaxing by the fireplace, this very special home has a resort-like feeling to it.

New York$4,100,000 USD | Rye, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Sited on over one-half-acre within walking distance to Harrison railroad, Rye Golf, and award-winning Osborn Elementary, this six-bedroom, seven-bath home features a fresh transitional interior design maximizing light, space, and flow. Offering nearly 10-foot ceilings on the first floor and nine-foot ceilings on second floor, signature amenities include, bespoke cabinetry, exceptional mill work, two powder rooms, large mud room with built-ins, three fireplaces, and a fully-outfitted chef’s kitchen.

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Video of the Week: The Alluring Château de Rêves in Gold Coast, Australia



Price Upon Request | Gold Coast, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

Brought to the market for the first time, Château de Rêves occupies a 3,070-square-meter, premier waterfront landholding on Sovereign Islands, with an enviable 85-meters of frontage and uninterrupted southerly views of the Gold Coast broadwater and skyline. Constructed in 2001, this home took three years to complete; it accommodates seven fully en-suited bedrooms, two studies, two kitchens, staff quarters, and multiple recreational facilities. With soaring ceilings and opulent, contemporary finishes, the multi-level design enjoys, open light-filled living spaces.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in August 2017

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 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

” Two acres of immaculately landscaped property, 500 feet of waterfront and more than 16,000 square feet of living space are available at Fort Lauderdale’s most expensive home on the market.”

Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Priciest Listing Hits Market for $32 Million – Mansion Global

Five Homes for Childhood Adventures – Financial Times

5 of the Most Extraordinary Swimming Pools Around the Globe – Robb Report

A Private, Waterfront Australia Home with Its Own Marina and Helipad – Mansion Global

This House in California is Surrounded by Glass Walls to Take Advantage of the Amazing Views – Contemporist

7 To-Die for Homes Along Florida’s Scenic 30A – Coastal Living

Montauk Hither Hills Home with 6,900 Square-Feet Comes on the Market, Asking $6.75M – Curbed Hamptons

River Oaks Mansion Built for George R. Brown Listed for $10 Million – Houston CultureMap

House Hunting in… Sicily – The New York Times

One of Kiawah Island’s Priciest Homes Sells for $15.25 Million – Mansion Global

Homes that Sold for Around $1,000,000 – The New York Times

Aston DBR1 Could Hit $20M at RM Sotheby’s Monterey, Could Break British Car Record of $21.75M – Forbes

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in July 2017

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

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$30,000,000 AUD | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

“A waterfront mansion on Australia’s Gold Coast is poised to break a local record if it fetches the asking price of A$30 million (US$24 million).”

Gold Coast Mansion Could Beat Local Price Records – Mansion Global

Better with Age? Napa Valley Vineyard Estate Relists One Year Later at $42 Million, a 10% Bump – Forbes

Homes with a Bright Future: Five Colourful Properties – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Executive Says Consumer Confidence is Strong Across the Globe – Mansion Global

Harvey Weinstein Cuts Hamptons Home Price to $12.4 Million – Wall Street Journal

Property of the Week: A Dutch Eco-Home Built into the Earth – The Spaces

6 Beautiful Homes Near National Parks – The Week

A Southern-Style Manor in New Jersey with Porches Galore – Mansion Global

6 Stellar Holiday Homes for Sale Right Now – The Spaces

A Young Waterfront Property in Connecticut with an Old Soul – Wall Street Journal

Dubai Villa Sells for AED100 Million – Mansion Global

A Wave of Luxury Sales Buoys Hamptons Property Market – Wall Street Journal

The Coolest Eco-Friendly Homes on the Market Right Now – Elle Decor

Wild 2006 Lamborghini Concept S Offered at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale – Automobile Magazine

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.

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$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