The 35th America’s Cup

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June has been a busy month for the island of Bermuda. Located in the Atlantic, roughly 700 miles off of the coast of North Carolina, Bermuda has played host to the 35th America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in International Sports. The sailing regatta has seen teams from Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand compete against each other on AC45F catamarans in the Great Sound, a body of water located in the center of the hook shaped, reef encircled island. However, The AC45F’s are not the only boats racing in the turquoise waters; earlier this month saw the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta take place with yachts in class A, B, C, and J competing against each other off the islands South Shore.

Rego Sotheby’s International Realty, based in Bermuda, had front row seats to the enjoyable race. With the Atlantic Ocean surrounding the 21-square-foot island, many homes are fortunate enough to have the ideal vantage points to enjoy the races in Bermuda’s natural turquoise arena.

Overlooking the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta:

Bermuda1Starting at $3,800,000 USD | Hamilton, Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

Seamlessly blending contemporary interiors with refined casual living, The Loren offers hotel condominium ownership opportunities with its newly constructed en-suite three bedroom villas in the exclusive neighborhood of Tucker’s Town in Hamilton Parish. In close proximity to the airport, The Loren overlooks the sparkling waters of Bermuda’s South Shore and offers hotel amenities including beachside dining, spa, multiple restaurants, a bar and a beach club. The boutique enclave embraces privacy with the finest attention to detail that makes both guests and owners feel right at home in paradise.

Bermuda2$23,000,000 USD | Hamilton, Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

The Old Battery property includes the large main residence with two self-contained apartments, plus two fully operational guest cottages. The beautifully planted sweeping grounds, the dazzling views of the ocean and south shore are nothing short of spectacular. Upon entering the ground floor, one is captivated by the spacious formal two-story high living room with its magnificent Palladian staircase. A handsome cedar paneled bar, a dramatically designed powder room and wine cellar serve this gorgeous voluminous space. The upper floor surrounded by a gallery, overlooks the living room below. All of the south-facing rooms open onto patios, gardens leading to the main private beach below the cliffs, and the gorgeous infinity pool area.

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Bermuda3$6,550,000 USD | Smith’s Parish, Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

As you pass through the old pineapple gates, the entire property lies before you as if gazing out to sea. Upon entering Skye Point, you will be stunned by the view of the Atlantic Ocean. The property also features a beautiful pool and cabana which are located atop the edge of the ocean, providing a spectacular view along the South Shore. This private estate has extensive indoor and outdoor spaces ideal for entertaining or enjoying the peace and quiet this secluded over two-acre property offers next to the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve (and connects via a pathway to its network of trails). This is the first-time Skye Point has been offered for sale since the 1960s.

Overlooking the 35th America’s Cup:

Bermuda4$10,650,000 USD | Warwick, Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

This spectacular gated private estate owned by Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones offers stunning harbor views in a park like oasis. The center piece of the property is a large elegant yet informal 1827 ivy covered home. The beautifully restored main house has a spacious living room with fireplace, dining room, gourmet kitchen and children’s suite containing two bedrooms, two bathrooms, music room and den. Included on this beautiful, manicured 3 plus acre estate are spacious lawns, an opulent fruit orchard, herb gardens, tennis court with covered viewing pavilion and a gated pool.

Bermuda5$7,800,000 USD | Pembroke, Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

Experience the America’s Cup events with private front row seats from your own backyard.  “Random Rocks” is a beautiful waterfront home that captures all that is the gracious Bermudian lifestyle.  Situated in one of the islands most private neighborhoods, this property has unrivaled outdoor spaces.  The pool, tennis court and guest cottage are all set amidst the nearly four acres of mature landscaped gardens found in this carefully maintained property, having all the right places for entertaining and family living.

Rego_GoogleThis guest blog was provided by Lauren Rothwell, marketing coordinator, at Rego Sotheby’s International Realty.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in June 2017

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

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$49,500,000 USD | McLean, Virginia | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

“Located on the banks of the Potomac River, the 7 acre estate is about 8 miles from downtown Washington. Its Georgian-style house measures about 23,000 square feet with nine bedrooms”

AOL’s Steve Case Lists Historic Merrywood Estate for $49.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

A Seaside Nantucket Compound Moonlights as the Perfect Summer Getaway – Mansion Global

Five Homes for Tree Lovers – Financial Times

8 of the Most Expensive Properties for Sale in Bermuda – Boat International

Homes Where You Can While Away the Hours – Wall Street Journal

A Penthouse on Lake Como with a Musical History – Mansion Global

NYC’s Delightful ‘Pumpkin House’ is Back for $4.25M – Curbed

For Sale: 6 Stunning Single-Story Homes – The Week

18 of the Oldest Homes in America for Sale – Architectural Digest

A New York Townhouse, Typewriter Included – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Luxembourg – The New York Times

A Home for Literature in Prague – Financial Times

Milan’s Brera Neighborhood is Artsy Cool – and Upmarket, Too – Mansion Global

The Art of Living With and Within Art – T Brand Studio

10 Vineyard Homes You Can Actually Move Into – Elle Decor

Andy Warhol’s First Self-Portrait is on the Auction Block – Architectural Digest

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in January 2017

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

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$1,490,000 USD | Charlotte, North Carolina | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

” On the market for $1.5 million, the residence spans more than 9,000 square feet and includes five bedrooms, six baths, and one half bath.”

Larry Johnson’s Former North Carolina Home is on the Market for $1.5 Million – Architectural Digest

Guinness Heir Asks $30 Million for Historic Irish Manor – Wall Street Journal

The 25 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the U.S. Right Now – Curbed

Baseball Star Ted Williams’s Longtime Home Seeks $4.2 Million – Wall Street Journal

Hot Property: Postcard Vistas Await in Bespoke Nob Hill Townhome – SF Gate

Midcentury Hilltop Jewel Box with Lake Views asks $800K – Curbed

Properties for Putters – Wall Street Journal

A New Seaside Dubai Villa that Pays Homage to Traditional Arabic Architecture – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Los Cabos, Mexico – The New York Times

Homeowners’ Quest for the Best Schools – Wall Street Journal

Manhattan Buyers Showing Increased Interest in Condos Over Co-Ops – Mansion Global

Piermont, N.Y.: A Small Place with Outsize Appeal – The New York Times

Real Estate Agents Roll Out the Red Carpet for Chinese New Year – News.com.au

Bermuda Luxury Home Prices Fell 25% in 2016 – Mansion Global

Auction Preview: Sotheby’s Fine Jewels, New York, Feb 1 – Blouin ArtInfo

Stately Waterfront Home in Hamilton, Bermuda | Video House Tour

$23,000,000 USD | Hamilton, Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

This home features sweeping grounds, tranquil views of the ocean and south shore. Upon entering the ground floor the intricately designed grand Palladian staircase greets you. The upper floor is surrounded by a gallery and overlooks the living room below. The gallery establishes access to the dining room, the exquisite master suite, two other bedroom suites and an inviting sunroom. All of the south-facing rooms open onto patios with gardens leading to the main private beach below the cliffs and the infinity pool area.

 

Historic and Charming Waterfront Home in Bermuda | Video House Tour

Grey Gables is an enduring piece of old Bermuda. It has been included in many garden tours as well as local historic home tours. Complete with a pool area and spacious cabana for outdoor entertaining, this inviting residence is perfect for entertaining. Truly a one-of-a-kind home, Grey Gables is a classic waterfront escape.

$6,250,000 USD | Warwick, Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

A Vibrant Splash | Colorful Kitchens

Celebrity Chef and TV personality Mario Batali once said, “The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.” Arguably one of the most important rooms in your home, the kitchen is a place where memories are created and great cuisine is shared. Let’s explore some colorful and expressive kitchens around the world!

Switzerland-BluePrice Upon Request | Lugano, Switzerland | Fontana Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Ascona, one of the most sought after regions of Switzerland, this villa enjoys sweeping views over the lake to the Brissago Islands and surrounding mountains. Modern design elements and spa-like amenities make this home unique and inviting.

Bermuda-Yellow$16,750,000 USD | Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

Pink Chimneys is an elegant waterfront masterpiece in Bermuda. Enjoy a glass of your favorite vintage from the impressive wine cellar while taking in the tranquil views of Castle Harbor right from your doorstep. The vibrant kitchen complete with wood burning fireplace makes for an unrivaled gathering space.

Berlin-CopperPrice Upon Request | Berlin, Germany | Berlin Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by famous architect Fritz August Breuhaus de Groth in 1933, this magnificent villa is a blend of modern design and classical construction in Berlin. The unique wood and copper kitchen is an impressive, and elegant space to entertain family friends. Meticulously manicured grounds complete this unrivaled property.

Italy-TurquoisePrice Upon Request | Naples, Italy | Milan Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on the island of Capri, this pair of villas was built by famed director/producer Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia in 1940. The estate enjoys the ultimate in privacy along with unrivaled views of Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples. Enjoy bowling and tennis courts, a tranquil pool, lemon groves, and gently rolling terrace gardens reaching down to the Gulf.

Nassau-Green$16,000,000 USD | Lyford Cay, Nassau | Lyford Cay Sotheby’s International Realty

Expertly landscaped over 16 acres, Moon Stone Stables is a private equestrian estate on the western coast of Nassau. Spanning four buildings, the estate offers nearly infinite space for both living and working. The colorful outdoor kitchen and dining area features a traditional pizza oven, and offers a koi pond, native fruit trees, vegetable garden and chicken coup.

Five Cozy Home Reading Areas

When days are busy and weeks are long, it’s nice to have a place to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea to unwind. Kick your feet up, relax and explore the cozy nooks below from properties currently listed with Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates®.

bermuda$18,500,000 USD | Pembroke, Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

Bermuda – Seaforth is a waterfront property situated on a peninsula that overlooks Hamilton Harbour and Two Rock Passage. The home boasts beautiful landscaped gardens outside with a relaxing pool and guest cottage. One of the largest private residences in Bermuda, the 5-bedroom home offers many places for relaxation.

California$8,498,000 USD | Newport Coast, California | HOM Sotheby’s International Realty

California – This exceptional Crystal Cove estate in Newport Coast features panoramic ocean, Catalina and coastline views. The two-level residence combines the comfort of single level design with the appeal of luxe living. Enjoy a lifestyle of relaxation & indoor/outdoor living with an infinity pool & spa, BBQ and tranquil stone fountains. An impressive entry courtyard features a generously sized casita and adjoining open-air loggia with fireplace.

Arizona$32,000,000 USD | Scottsdale, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Arizona – Located in the exclusive guard-gated community of Silverleaf, this inspiring home enjoys a backdrop of the McDowell Mountains & Windgate Pass, with sweeping vistas from its library cove and attached reading room. A full featured set of amenities and grand spaces make this estate a rare gem. The Silverleaf Golf Club is located within confines of the community.

Florida$7,395,000 USD | Boca Raton, Florida | Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida – This modern home is an unrivaled amalgamation of indoor and outdoor spaces. Tranquil waterfront views and meticulously crafted and landscaped grounds complete with a fountain, pool, fire pit, and lounge make this estate fit for harmony. Unwind in the library and lose yourself in a favorite story.

Canadas2 299 700 $ CAD | Calgary, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Canada – With majestic mountain views and inviting design, this Springbank home is a unique masterpiece. Incomparable artistry lies behind the exquisite stone, wood and tile work inside and out of the residence. A spa-inspired, six-piece master suite, bespoke kitchen, Russound sound system and security camera system are among the robust amenities offered in this exclusive home.

 

Significant Sales Volume 2 2015

The latest issue of Significant Sales features top sales from around the world beginning with a captivating penthouse in New York. Also featured are ocean views in Florida, an inviting estate in Colorado and more than twenty other properties from around the globe.

East Side 55m$55,559,392 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York – This home is located on a full floor in the tower of Manhattan’s tallest residential building high over Central Park. It has exceptional personal service from Park Hyatt’s new five-star flagship hotel available to all owners. One57 is surrounded by the city’s best restaurants, shopping, entertainment and cultural offerings of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Broadway.

DCIM101MEDIA$19,000,000 USD | Florida, USA | Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida – This property is ideally located in the renowned Estate Section of Delray Beach, just seconds to the famed Atlantic Avenue, north of Boca Raton’s Mizner Park and south of Palm Beach Island’s Worth Avenue. The home sits on one of South Florida’s best land parcels with incredible privacy, great elevation, stunning ocean views and one of the deepest oceanfront parcels the South Florida coastline has to offer. It features six full bedrooms, seven full and three half baths and 16,000 square feet. It was designed by Affiniti Architects with Marc Michaels interiors and built by Mark Timothy Homes.

Aspen Snowmass 15.1m$15,100,000 USD | Colorado, USA | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Colorado – Atruly unique offering, this spectacular home is just a few blocks from Aspen’s core, yet it is situated with end of the road privacy and peaceful outdoor space. The combination of size, luxury and location are rarely seen in this market. There are six en suite bedrooms, plus an office, gym and media room.

Montecito  15m (3)$15,000,000 | California, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty-Montecito-Upper Village Road Brokerage

California – One of Montecito’s premier properties is perfectly situated on prestigious Picacho Lane. South facing terraces look over lush gardens to ocean and island views. This architectural masterpiece is unparalleled for its luxury, amenities and attention to detail. The approximately 3.5-acre estate is graced with two private water wells, a two-bedroom guest house, pool house, staff quarters and a north south tennis court.

Rego SIR Bermuda 14.75m (1)$14,750,000 | Bermuda | Rego Sotheby’s International Realty

Bermuda – This expansive estate was beautifully designed and built in 1992 for the enjoyment of a large family. Every detail of the property has been carefully crafted with high end materials and work- manship designed with a fine sensitivity to traditional Bermuda features. The main house includes four spacious bedrooms all en-suite, a large formal living room, informal living room/movie room with wet bar, dining room and library all with fireplaces, an office wing, a conservatory, two wine cellars, elevators and a two-bedroom staff apartment. The grounds are magnificent with a beach pavilion, two-bedroom guest cottage, separate gym, pool, tennis court and putting green, as well as access to Grape Bay Beach.

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Summer Sizzle: Swimming-Pool Homes Heat Up

As temperatures heat up during the warm-weather months classic summertime amenities such as swimming pools become a premium feature, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.  “When swimming-pool homes go into contract in the summer, they sell for an average 0.22 percentage points more than the base-line price determined by  researchers. For a $1 million house, summer adds roughly a $4,000 premium,” according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty agent, Jim Getzinger says he “sees an uptick in interest in homes with pools in the summer.” Swimming pools are more attractive to real estate buyers during the blazing summer months—it’s about the emotional connection.

Here are some breathtaking pools from around the world you will dream of cooling off in.

La Jolla, California | $16,900,000 USD | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

san diego homes for saleThe oceanfront masterpiece, known as Camino de la Costa, overlooks an intimate cove. This beautifully detailed home La Jolla, California includes an infinity pool ideal for relaxation and watching evening sunsets.

Las Vegas, Nevada | $16,500,000 USD | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

las vegas mansions for saleThe Primm Compound, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a world-class residence with tremendous space for grand entertaining and refined living. The property includes a marvelous pool with majestic waterfalls, water-slide, spa, grotto bar and guest suite built into caves behind the waterfall.

St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands | $35,000,000 USD | United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

homes for sale with luxury swimming poolsVilla Whydah is perched on the secluded western tip of St. Thomas. The villa has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Telegrah and Business Insider for being one of the finest Caribbean residences on the market. This beachfront getaway has a custom tiled pool with underwater scenes and spa.

Cape Town, South Africa | Price Upon Request | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

homes with outrageous swimming poolsThe classically glamorous Enigma Mansion offers beauty and seclusion. Located in Cape Town, South Africa, the estate’s unique palatial pool is one of the many luxurious amenities included in this property.

Saxony, Germany | $25,000,000 USD | NRW Immobilien Sotheby’s International Realty

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This charming estate is nestled in green fields and old woods just outside of the lovely village of Syke, Germany. The tranquil pool area, which was transformed from a former stable, includes a sauna and steam bath.

Paradise Valley, Arizona | $14,995,000 USD | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty 

scottsdale luxury real estateThis hillside mansion in Paradise Valley, Arizona embodies the Tuscan-style. Complete with surrounding fountains and spa, the infinity pool features views of Camelback Mountain and downtown city lights.

Source: “When Prices of Homes With Pools Take a Dip” via WSJ