Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in September 2017

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

imagereader.aspx-4$260,000,000 USD | Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty | Maunaloa, Hawaii

“A parcel of land that encompasses almost the entire western side of the Hawaiian island of Molokai is going on the market for $260 million. Called Molokai Ranch, the roughly 55,575-acre property spans about 35% of the rural island, encompassing 20 miles of coastline, a multitude of secluded beaches, ranch land and forests.”

A Chunk of the Hawaiian Island of Molokai Seeks $260 Million – Wall Street Journal

An Iconic Gilded Age ‘Cottage’ Offers Waterfront Access in Bar Harbor, Maine – Mansion Global

The Boldest Brutalist Homes for Sale in the World – Architectural Digest

Prime properties with an Asian influence – Financial Times

Surprise: Greenwich Home Sells For $2 Million Over Asking – Wall Street Journal

17th-century estate on 75 acres asks $10M – Curbed

You’re Going to Want to Live In This White Farmhouse for Sale in Vermont – Country Living

Outside Dallas, a Castle-Style Home Brings A Bit of France to Texas – Mansion Global

Historic Seven Sisters home in Montauk goes up for sale, asking $16.25M – Curbed

San Francisco Loft with Room for Dancing – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in … Corsica – The New York Times 

Bohemian vibe attracts homebuyers to Taos – Financial Times

Montreal’s Mountainous Westmount Area Sees Influx of Younger Luxury Buyers – Mansion Global

Sunbaths and Solar Power: The Elegance of Eco-Living – T Brand Studio

10 Gorgeous Homes That Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s Launches Its First-Ever Contemporary Photography Auction, Tapping Into a Newly Hot Market – ArtNet

Three Homes Once Belonging to Campbell Soup Company Heirs

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Whether it’s the comfort offered in a classic flavor or a famed modernist masterpiece by Andy Warhol, the Campbell Soup Company and their iconic can are pop-cultural and culinary staples. The Dorrance family represents the heirs to the aforementioned household name brand and, as recently covered by Mansion Global  and The Wall Street Journal, three of the family’s homes have recently come to market in the Northeastern United States.

BirdHouse1$12,500,000 USD | Newport, Rhode Island | Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty 

The first, known as “The Bird House,” is the former home Dorrance Hill Hamilton and can be found at one of the highest points in Newport, Rhode Island. State-of-the-art in every aspect, from geothermal heating and cooling to exquisitely crafted details and top-of-the-line amenities, the soaring two-story entrance hall and living room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace enjoy panoramic ocean views. 

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Dorrance, or “Dodo” as she was known by her closest friends, passed away this past April at 88. Before her death, she spared no expense to create a beautiful sanctuary using all that modern technology can provide including Tischler custom windows and doors, three-stop elevator, radiant heated floors, whole house generator, and exquisite landscaping.

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At nearly 10,000 square-feet of living space on over three-and-one-half-acres, the home bears it’s ornithological moniker from its many bird-inspired design elements throughout.

LindenHill1$16,500,000 USD | Gladwyne, Pennsylvania | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty 

The second home, named “Linden Hill,” can be found in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Designed between 1928 and 1931 by Edmund B. Gilchrist for stockbroker Rodman Ellison Griscom, this French Norman-Style home was owned by the Dorrance family for over 50 years.

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Sprawling 67 acres, discover an initial courtyard formed by turreted caretaker’s quarters, a 10-car garage, stables and additional staff houses leads to the crest of a hill. At the end of a narrow-walled lane, the magnificent manor house reveals itself, a majestic example of inspired design of breathtaking scale and symmetry. Pass through the courtyard entry where brick chimney stacks on guest houses cleverly frame the main house, and behold a truly historic mansion, beautifully maintained with complete respect for its origins, yet offering every modern amenity. 

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Its grand-scale formal rooms offer elegant and easy, expansive or intimate entertaining spaces. Private quarters are equally inviting with family living quarters that accommodate guests for short-term or extended stays. Beyond the main house are two pools, a pool house, tennis court and a beautiful aviary, all set within absolutely stunning gardens and grounds.

Maine1$6,295,000 USD | Bar Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty 

Lastly, we find ourselves in Bar Harbor, Maine at “La Rochelle” – a captivating waterfront retreat and one of the village’s most treasured addresses. As covered in Mansion Global, the home is truly an iconic piece of Bar Harbor’s legacy.

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In the early 1940s, the home belonged to Tristram and Ethel Colket; before marrying Tristram, Ethel bore the surname Dorrance as she was daughter of John Thompson Dorrance, co-founder of the Campbell Soup Company. Built in 1902, this Georgian Revival masterpiece was the village’s first brick summer cottage.

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Looking out over Frenchman Bay, this sprawling home is an architectural and historic masterpiece; among its features are forty-one rooms in the 13,000 plus square-feet of living space, manicured gardens and lawn, and nearly three oceanfront acres.

On six of the Earth’s seven continents, discover exclusive tours of luxury homes on the Extraordinary Living blog