Video of the Week: Captivating Cable Beach Penthouse in Nassau, Bahamas



$2,995,000 USD | Nassau, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

One of only three units in Bayroc of this size, PH 5 is one of the most stunning condominiums in all of Nassau. With breathtaking views over pristinely manicured lawns and the vibrant blues and greens of the Atlantic Ocean, this Penthouse encompasses 4,400 square-feet of elegantly appointed living space that has been completely customized and upgraded.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | September 2017

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From a sprawling historic ranch in Hawaii to a historic palazzo in Rome, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Hawaii$260,000,000 USD | Maunaloa, Hawaii | Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty

The Island of Molokai, central to the main Hawaiian Islands, has for generations been an oasis for Hawaiian royalty, tycoons and naturalists alike. Comprising approximately 55,575 acres and 35% of the island, Molokai Ranch is the most significant offering in the state of Hawaii. The successful new owner will be among the top five private landowners in the state.

California$25,000,000 USD | Redondo Beach, California | Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

With over 62,000 square-feet of beachfront property on two parcels, this dramatic compound is almost impossible to duplicate. The main house comprises over 10,000 square-feet of exquisite living area, and the “companion house” has over 5,500 square-feet. Both homes are located behind gated entrances, both with direct access to the sand, a spectacular pool with spa, a private sand volleyball court, and a large yard. The views span from Palos Verdes through the beach cities, including the entire Santa Monica Bay.

Bahamas$39,000,000 USD | Nassau, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Magnificent and one-of-a-kind, this grand 20,000-square-foot home is bespoke, sits on approximately one-and-one-half acres, with 246 linear feet of gorgeous sandy beach. Its southern border backs the 16th hole of the Ocean Club Estates Golf Course. This beachfront estate is equipped with resort-style amenities including an infinity-edged pool, pool deck, outdoor shower and professional tennis court with an air-conditioned pavilion.

New York$34,950,000 USD | New York City, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

With 140 feet of Park Views on two levels, this incomparable Penthouse is one of the most significant to come to market; a renovation that took several years has transformed the home into an oasis above the Park. The Penthouse has a large terrace with a clear glass parapet wall on Central Park, spanning the entire 21st floor with access from magnificent French doors. The Penthouse offers approximately 3,974 square-feet of interior living 480 square-feet of terrace space.

ItalyPrice Upon Request | Rome, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Palazzo Sacchetti is a late Renaissance building among the most beautiful of Rome. Its construction was carried out in 1542 by Sangallo, the architect of Palazzo Farnese and coadjutor of Raffaello in the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica. Sangallo built it for himself, dedicating the last years of his life to make it the “perfect building.” In 1608, it was bought by the Archbishop of Naples, who built the chapel frescoed by Agostino Ciampelli. Later, in the second half of the 17th century It was purchased by the Marquis Sacchetti of Florence. Palazzo Sacchetti is a pearl in the heart of Rome; not surprisingly it has been used as a set for some scenes in the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty, of which the eternal city is the real protagonist.

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Virtual Tour of the Month: Bright Island Villa in the Bahamas

Explore homes from around the world from the comfort of yours with our virtual tour of the month.



$2,395,000 USD | Nassau, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Set under the canopy of century old trees and lush landscape, this home is complete with modern, high-end finishes while flowing with old world charm. A colonial masterpiece of sprawling verandahs and charming plantation shutters, the villa is located in Old Fort Bay—one of the most sought after, gated, waterfront communities on New Providence. This home boasts 4,450 square-feet of living space with four bedrooms, four-full and two-half baths, open plan living/dinning/kitchen area, kitchenette and a gym/den.

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National Aviation Day | Celebrating Sky-High Achievements

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Happy Aviation Day! This Sunday marks the 78th annual Aviation Day in the United States; started by FDR in 1939 to honor the birthday of aviation pioneer Orville Wright and to celebrate our airborne achievements, prepare for Saturday’s celebration by turning to your eyes to the sky and experiencing five homes from around the world with amenities designed for the aviation enthusiast.

Texas$13,950,000 USD | Denton, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Hartlee Field Ranch is a beautiful, 652-acre property approximately 30 miles north of DFW airport. This sprawling acreage consists of nearly 20,000-square-foot home with barns and workshops, and houses the historic Hartlee Field Airstrip, which provided flight training for military cadets in WW II. The exquisite home features four bedrooms, six full-baths, two half-baths, three large living areas, office, indoor half-court basketball court, and oversized six-car garage.

Canada8 900 000 $ CAD | Victoria, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Offering unparalleled luxury and privacy, this richly appointed modern estate combines a world-class location with lavish construction and contemporary amenities. This property, dubbed “The View,” on Willis Point is a stunning example of an expansive traditional European-style home perched atop 42 acres of rugged West Coast landscape. Among the properties cornucopia of amenities is a helipad and garage with helicopter bay.

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Bahamas$3,500,000 USD | Exuma, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the Galleon Point Subdivision at the Northern tip of Norman’s Cay, this property contains six acres and 374 feet of pristine beach frontage. The Exumas are well-known for fishing, sailing, and boating around some of the most beautiful islands and beaches in the world. Norman’s Cay has a newly extended 4,800-foot airstrip, protected harbor and restaurant. Just 40 miles from Nassau and 220 miles from Miami, Norman’s Cay is the perfect blend of privacy and accessibility.

Tennessee$4,750,000 USD | Lenoir City, Tennessee | Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty

This home’s structures and sprawling acreage is sure to suite almost any lifestyle. Featuring an airstrip and hanger for the aviation enthusiast, horse stables and barn for the equestrian lifestyle, and lakefront living that includes two boat docks and boat house, this timeless and inviting property is the perfect escape for the adventurer at heart.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Uzes, France | Uzés Sotheby’s International Realty

Dating back to the fourteenth century, the chateau offers 900-square-meters of living space, including fourteen bedrooms and twelve bathrooms. With grand reception rooms, a professional kitchen and a large conservatory offering breathtaking views, this property is ideal for holding large events. The property additionally offers various outbuildings including barns, a guest house, and caretaker’s house. The land consists of beautiful landscaped gardens with a pool, pool house, and private airstrip.

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New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | July 2017

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From a historic nineteenth century castle in Cannes, France, to a modern villa on Frond M of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features some of the world’s finest locales.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Cannes, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Ideally located on the prestigious Avenue du Roi Albert, east of ‘la Californie’ in Cannes, this unique nineteenth century castle was completely renovated and expanded, and faces the Lérins Islands, offering a magnificent view of the sea. Witness of a golden era, the house, by architect Rimbaud was completed in 1872, when Aristide Boucicaut, founder of “Bon Marche,” built two additional wings and various annexes such as a chapel and the winter garden.

NewYork$27,900,000 USD | Southampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

Nestled on more than six-acres with over 400 feet of frontage on Taylor Creek, this waterfront home offers access to Shinnecock Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from its private dock. Discreetly located on a highly prized and quiet lane, 11 bedrooms and ten baths are offered in the main house and attached cottages. Among the property’s features are a pool house and 50-foot heated pool, room for tennis, paddle board, kayak, sail or motor.

Bahamas$25,000,000 USD | Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Deep Water Cay, a world-renowned bone fishing resort is located on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas – just 130 miles from the east coast of Florida. The property sits on a unique 91-acre island with its own private, paved 4,200-foot airstrip, three beaches (totaling more than two miles), and is surrounded by beautiful ocean, islands and mangroves, with some of the best fishing and diving in the world.

Montana$27,500,000 USD | Hamilton, Montana | Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

In the Southwest corner of Montana, in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, rests the exclusive Stock Farm Club. Within this private community, nestled on a stunning 17-acre plot, you will find the ultimate western farmhouse – the breathtaking 25,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom home features a four-stall horse barn, pond and artisan creek, grotto-style pool, and underground shooting range.

Dubai85,000,000 د.إ AED | Palm Jumeirah, Dubai | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

This modern villa on Frond M of The Palm Jumeirah encompasses over 13,000 square-feet of living space, offering one of the largest available villas on the Palm. Significantly higher than the standard Nakheel offerings, this home is very prestigious; the location has its own private access gate, so in essence, the villa enjoys two points of security to keep your home safe, secure, and private.

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Luxury Living | More Than Just a Place to Rest Your Head

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The modern world requires a lot from us; as reported by the BBC, we’re sleeping, on average, 20% less than we did 70 years ago. Our jobs, activities, and responsibilities keep our bodies and minds running in between our sleep cycles, but at the end of the day, our bedrooms are much more than a place to sleep. Recharge, relax, and lose yourself in these refreshing bedrooms from around the world.

Hawaii$26,995,000 USD | Makena, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

This home, perched on a lushly-landscaped one-acre parcel of land entertains endless Pacific Ocean views. With eight bedrooms and more than 10,000 square-feet of interior living, one can enjoy the true essence of Hawaiian indoor/outdoor living. The main home features a plethora of custom wood detailing, fountains, ponds, movie theatre, ocean views with privacy.

Bahamas$14,900,000 USD | Grand Bahama, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Nandana, or ‘Paradise’ in the ancient tongue of Sanskrit, is a tropical hideaway beyond anything you have ever imagined. Set within an exclusive, gated enclave at the far West End of Grand Bahama island, this palatial and richly-appointed Asian style home is a luxurious and private waterfront estate on over two acres. This resort-inspired property is accessible by yacht and private aircraft via an adjacent 6,000-foot runway with Bahamian Customs and Immigration, only 60 miles from South Florida.

“My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s like a refuge.” – Vera Wang

Greece12.000.000 € EUR | Mykonos, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

Elysium – truly living up to its namesake, “a place of happiness” – offers spectacular views in a seafront setting. Located on a 4,000 square-meters of land, this secluded estate gives you astonishing 360 degree views of Mykonos. Designed by a well-known architect and inspired by the Ancient Greece Cycladic Architecture, Elysium is minimal and modern.

Singapore$13,000,000 SGD | Singapore | List Sotheby’s International Realty

Soaring high above Marina Bay, this duplex penthouse apartment is a gem inside of the Marina Bay Residences. Sleek, modern, and bright, this captivating living space features floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the bay and beyond, along with access to an outdoor terrace complete with a hot tub. The open floorplan’s flow and abundance of natural light is ideal for entertaining.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second 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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Price Upon Request | Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France | Propriétés de Provence Sotheby’s International Realty

“There are elaborate frescoes, hand-painted ceilings, massive tapestries…antique silk wallpaper, and decoration by painters, including Marius Granet. The castle has its own chapel, guard rooms, subterranean passages from its time as a fortress, and a massive kitchen that appears to have remained largely unchanged for the better part of 300 years.”

Own a 1,000-Year Old Castle in France for $17 Million – Bloomberg

Property in Southampton, N.Y., Asks $150 Million – Wall Street Journal

Old Meets New in this Luxury Apartment in Bustling Beijing – Mansion Global

6 Extraordinary Homes that Look Like Castles – The Week

Maine Attraction: Buy a Historic New England Bed and Breakfast – Robb Report

Five Properties Perfect for Car Enthusiasts – Financial Times

A Private Beach Retreat That’s Part of an Eco-Conscious Community – Mansion Global

Actress Kate Walsh Lists L.A. Home for $4.25 Million – Wall Street Journal

‘Iconic Vineyard Estate’ Embodies Indoor/Outdoor Napa Valley Living – SFGate

6 Charming Homes in Pittsburgh – The Week

Woolworth Renovations are a Perfect Blend of the Past and the Future – New York Post

House Hunting in… the Bahamas – The New York Times

In Houston Real Estate, Home Sales Soar – Houston Chronicle

Sotheby’s to Auction Vivien Leigh’s Personal Belongings – WWD

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in May 2017

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

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

” The main 8,500-square-foot home has six bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms. It has a portico entrance, covered alfresco dining terraces and a modern guest house with one bedroom and 1½ bathrooms.”

 A Stately Sydney House Taken Back to its Roots – Wall Street Journal

Vertical Living in Hollywood Hills Contemporary – Los Angeles Times

Lush, 20-Acre Private Island in the Bahamas Lists for $16 Million – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Luxury Presence into Austria – Sotheby’s International Realty

For Sale: The World’s Best Luxury Penthouses – Boat International 

Robert Redford’s UES Hideaway Can Be Yours for $1.35M – New York Post

A Custom Maui Home Overlooking the Pacific Ocean – Mansion Global

Home Buyers Flock to Long Island’s North Shore – Wall Street Journal

Montpellier: Prime, Standout Homes in France’s Fastest Growing City – Financial Times

East Hills, N.Y.: A Village Green Built with Recreation in Mind – The New York Times

Montevideo’s Carrasco is an In-Demand Suburb that Combines City and Beach Life – Mansion Global

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: Holiday Home of US Presidents – Financial Times

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

Margaret Thatcher’s Signature Cartier Brooch to Go on Sale at Sotheby’s  – The Telegraph

An Entire Room of Giacometti is for Sale at Sotheby’s – Architectural Digest

Significant Sales – Best of Volume I

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From captivating waterfront retreats and soaring metropolitan penthouses, to vast, sprawling ranches and everything in between, many remarkable properties were featured in Volume I of Significant Sales. Here are five of the top homes from Significant Sales – Best of Volume I.

01-BriggsFreemanPrice Undisclosed | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Texas, USA

The largest sale in the history of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, The W.T. Waggoner Ranch is one of the largest and most famous ranches in the United States and was established in 1849. Never before o ered for sale in 165 years of ownership prior to this sale, the sprawling Ranch estate includes more than 535,000-contiguous acres spread over six North Texas counties, incorporating two main compounds, many homes and signi cant infra- structure, including a 65,000-square-foot Ranch o ce headquarters in nearby Vernon, Texas.

02-HOM$45,000,000 USD | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty | California, USA

Twin Points is an over two-acre landmark oceanfront estate on the coast of Southern California. Majestically situated, its 1,400 lineal feet of waterfront include two massive landforms projecting into the ocean. Together, these “twin points” shelter the private cove that lies between. Atop the rock, magnificent gardens and lawns transform the site into a paradise. Behind its gates, improvements include a motor court, a Polynesian-themed main residence, and a guest house. A pool and terraces await repose. Meticulously kept, these elements complement the setting and subtly bring order to an environment directed to the out of doors. A private white sand cove further distinguishes the uniqueness of this estate and adjoins a man-made lagoon.

03-EastSide$35,000,000 USD | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage | New York, USA

This stunning high oor apartment at 101 Central Park West between 70th and 71st Streets was impeccably renovated by Shelton, Mindel & Associates, featured in Architectural Digest and o ers the rare combination of contemporary living in a venerable pre-war co-op. Approximately 7,000 square-feet with more than ve bedrooms and boasting a vast expanse of 100 linear feet directly on the Park. The en lade of entertaining rooms includes a dramatic living room with wood burning replace, a wonderful dining room and a sun- ooded corner library with lovely views to the Midtown skyline.

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Top Noteworthy Sales from Around the World

01-Damianos$35,000,000 USD | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty | Bahamas

Located in the exclusive community of Lyford Cay this spectacular family home is on a fabulous beach in the most private and secure of settings. Los Pastores has a total of 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, ve dressing rooms, dining room, games room, TV room, study/library, family kitchen and commercial kitchen, a large wood paneled Plantation drawing room and elevator all on nearly three acres of private tropical landscaped grounds. Complete with spacious verandas and a beachfront Tiki bar with sundeck overlooking the sea and the over ow swimming pool, experience spectacular sunsets, morning swims or a jog on the beach all at your ngertips in a beautiful setting. Amenities include a gym, grass tennis court, sta accommodation, three-car garage and stand-by generator.

02-Turks & Caicos$22,500,000 USD | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty | Turks & Caicos

Oliver’s Cove is perfectly positioned with nearly 800 feet of beach frontage on over six acres, including 357 feet of frontage for future expansion. Oliver’s Cove is the premier estate amongst only 12 private homes on this private island paradise. The Main House, with four bedrooms, ve-and-a-half bathrooms and 9,153-square-feet under roof boasts an in nity-edge pool set directly in the sand. The ultra-high quality interior is functional, elegant and exquisitely crafted, featuring approximately 20,000-square-feet of hand-troweled Venetian plaster walls and ceilings with aged, exposed wooden beams and hickory wood ooring throughout.

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#TravelTuesday – Colorful Beaches

Take the time to look around and be inspired by the vibrant colors naturally found across planet Earth. This #TravelTuesday, explore homes near the world’s most colorful beaches.

Hawaii

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Papakōlea Beach is a green sand beach located on the southeastern end of the island of Hawaii.  The olivine-colored sand is said to come out from the erosion of a collapsed cinder cone.

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$1,599,000 USD | Captain Cook, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

 Just north of Papakōlea Beach, nestled upon three private acres, lies this tranquil island retreat.  The property has unique finishes throughout including Mexican Saltillo tile floors, mosaic tile designs and a fireplace built with hand-picked smooth lava beach rocks and a driftwood mantel.  A five-bedroom oasis, the home offers unobstructed views of the Hawaiian coastline.

Bahamas

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For pink sand beaches, look no further than Harbor Island in the Bahamas.

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$1,650,000 USD | Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

 A historic colonial home originally built in the 1800s, this Harbor Island property offers a cozy island lifestyle with easy access to the beach.  The home was renovated in 2013 and honors the property’s architectural past with mahogany windows and doors, cedar siting interiors and a shingle roof.  The home has three bedrooms and additionally features an outdoor dining area and sitting porch, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.

Malta

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Located on the Maltese island of Gozo, Ramla Bay boasts unique, orange sand beaches.

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€2.500.000 EUR | Xewkija, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

 Less than 15 minutes inland from Ramla Bay, in the village of Xewkija, sits this historic, 18th Century estate.  Spanning over 13,000 square-feet, the meticulously restored property comprises a main house, outdoor entertaining area, swimming pool, large garden with lawn area and a two-car garage.  Four of the five bedrooms feature original frescos on the walls with the fifth bedroom boasting an adjacent terrace.

Australia

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Hyams Beach in New South Wales, Australia holds the Guinness World Record for whitest sand in the world.

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

 This sprawling, 50-acre estate is located north of Hyams Beach.  The property comprises an elegant main house, separate pool house, double lock-up garage with additional parking for up to 10 cars and a farm with cattle yard, two dams and a shed.  The home also features a heated self-cleaning oxygen pool and lush professional landscaping with gardens including date palms, olive trees, flame trees, wisteria and magnolia, among others.

Hawaii

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Punalu’u Beach, located on the island of Hawaii, is a black sand beach, formed from lava flowing into the ocean and then cooling.

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$2,500,000 USD | Volcano, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

North of the Punalu’U Beach is this historic, volcano property built in the early 1900s.  The private estate is nestled upon more than 13 acres of gated land.  Lying 3,800 feet above sea level, the property has been fully renovated and restored and comprises a main house, turnkey guest house and an art studio.