Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in September 2017

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

$19,400,000 USD | Los Altos, California | Today Sotheby’s International Realty

“The house, which has four bedrooms, four and a half baths, and spans 5,440 square feet, was built in 1955 and includes a detached four-car garage, pool/guest house, and outdoor terrace.”

Yahoo’s First CEO is Selling His House for $19.4 Million – Bloomberg

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Hamptons Summer Rental Sells – Wall Street Journal

22 of the Most Beautiful Cabins for Sale in America – Architectural Digest

A Palatial Golf Course Estate in Southern Portugal – Mansion Global

Seven Waterside Homes – Financial Times

Katherine Hepburn’s Connecticut Home Sells for $11.5 Million – Forbes

12 Great Homes for Sale Near National Parks – Washington Post

Grand Summer Cottage in New Hampshire Asks $7.5 Million – Mansion Global

6 Luxurious Lake Homes – The Week

Former Astronomer’s $6.75M Georgetown Home on Sale for First Time in 110 Years – Curbed

Actor Tim Daly is Ready to Part With His Hip Santa Monica Condo – Los Angeles Times

12 of the Best Properties with Swimming Pools on the Market – Country & Town House

Since Revolutionary Times, Boston’s Beacon Hill Has Been a Coveted Area – Mansion Global

Sustainable Homes See Rising Demand in Region; Hong Kong a Laggard – South China Morning Post

5 Things to Know About Buying Property in Mallorca – Boat International

Burgeoning Guangzhou is No Longer Living in the Shadow of Beijing and Shanghai – Mansion Global

10 Dream Homes That Take City Dwelling to a Whole New Level – Elle Decor

Vivien Leigh’s Diaries Recording Olivier Romance Up For Auction – Reuters

Significant Sales | Volume II – Issue III

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From a historic mansion in New York, to an idyllic Caribbean escape in Turks & Caicos, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Canada, and Dubai.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second 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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$42,500,000 USD | Nantucket, Massachusetts | Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty

“At 18,100 square feet, the spacious compound dwarves most residences in the area… the layout is distinctly different than a traditional home; the estate is made up of 12 shingled, gabled cottages.”

This Nantucket Gem is Not Your Ordinary Beach Cottage – Robb Report

A Luxurious and Private Estate Overlooking the Tranquil Napa Valley – Mansion Global

A Feast for the Eyes: Great Homes for Foodies – Financial Times

Inside the 39-Acre Estate for Sale in Connecticut – Forbes

A Shingle-Style Beach ‘Cottage’ in the Hamptons – The New York Times

‘Baywatch’ Co-Creator Lists Malibu Home – Wall Street Journal

Super-Sized Rowhouse Maisonettes in Boston’s Back Bay – Mansion Global

20 of the Largest Homes for Sale in America – Architectural Digest

For Sale: 17 Homes Seeking $100 Million or More – Forbes

Conchas Chinas: A Beach Lover’s Paradise with Rising Property Value – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s to Auction Fux Restaurant’s Wine Cellar in HK – The Drinks Business

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in March 2017

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

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$3,500,000 USD | Oceanside, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

“Elegant and distinctly Southern Californian, this gorgeous 1960 home by pioneering female architect Edla Muir perches atop the Fire Mountain neighborhood of Oceanside, the third largest city in San Diego County.”

Gorgeous 1960 Home by Pioneering Female Architect Asks $3.5M in San Diego – Curbed

Renovated Townhouse in Boston’s Back Bay Seeks $15.75 Million – Wall Street Journal

6 Idyllic Homes for Horse Lovers – The Week

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes List Sotheby’s International Realty in Hong Kong – Sotheby’s International Realty

Billionaire Trader Stanley Druckenmiller Lists Connecticut Estate for $31.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

A Recently Renovated Barcelona Apartment in the Center of it All – Mansion Global

Estate Makes the Most of its Spectacular Carpinteria Setting – Los Angeles Times

7 Amazing Homes in Seattle – The Week

House Hunting in… Munich – The New York Times

Second-Home Prices Slide – Barrons

Luxury Homeowners Build Rooms to Show Off Their Favorite Trophies – Wall Street Journal

Mexico City’s Polanco Boasts Art, Parks and Some Seriously Upscale Shopping – Mansion Global

Locust Valley: A Quiet Burg with Good Schools and Elite Clubs – The New York Times

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

An Emerald with a History Goes to Auction – The New York Times

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in February 2017

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

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$9,500,000 USD | Cherry Hills Village, Colorado | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

“If you’re a fan of architect Toshiko Mori, you’ll love this Zen Colorado retreat. Situated on 2.5 acres, the $9.5 million, 10,000-square-foot home boasts indoor-outdoor living spaces that highlight the surrounding natural beauty. “

This $9.5 Million Home Includes a Private Floating Meditation Den – Architectural Digest

For Sale: Six Homes Designed by Famous Architects – Financial Times

Japan’s Traditional ‘Minka’ Homes Gain a New Following – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Montreal – The New York Times

Stars Lurk in the History of this Hollywood Hills Tudor – Los Angeles Times

A Home for Surfing in Ma’alaea Bay, Maui, Hawaii – Financial Times

Hamptons Preview – Mansion Global

A Look Inside the D.C.-area’s Most Expensive Homes for Sale – Washington Post

What $3 Million Gets You Outside the City – Boston.com

This Insanely Glamorous Old Florida Estate is on the Market – Coastal Living

Of Cays and Bays: The Serenity of Beachfront Living – T Brand Studio

10 Dream Homes that Take City Dwelling to a Whole New Level – Elle Decor

Klimt Painting Expected to Fetch Well Over $45M at Sotheby’s Auction – The Guardian

#TravelTuesday | Fall Getaways – Part II

This #TravelTuesday, we continue our dive into the best fall getaway destinations, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network boats branded offices in 13 of the top locations ranked worldwide.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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$2,495,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

This property is situated on over three-and-a-half acres of land and is located within Grand Teton National Park and just minutes away from Yellowstone National Park.  The perfect fall retreat, the home offers easy access to an array of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding.  The home spans 4,850 square-feet and includes four bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, hardwood floors and custom milled woodwork.

Boston, Massachusetts

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$5,490,000 USD | Boston, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

An elegant waterside duplex, this property is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.  The light-filled three-bedroom home has large windows throughout, an extra-wide floorplan, large entertaining space and top-of-the-line kitchen.  In addition, there is a large private terrace and private courtyard garden, ideal for enjoying the crisp fall weather.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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$8,170,000 CAD | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Admire the beauty of autumn in Vancouver in this penthouse apartment boasting 360-degree views of the surrounding city, harbor, ocean and mountains.  The 4,300-square-foot contemporary residence was designed by acclaimed architect Peter Cheng with interiors done by the award-winning Peter Cardew.  The home features three bedrooms, maple walls, ceilings and doors and six balconies, allowing the city to be taken in from all directions.

Chicago, Illinois

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$2,250,000 USD | Chicago, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

With plenty of sunshine and balmy weather, fall is one of the best times to visit Chicago.  Located in the Near North Side neighborhood, this corner unit apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks the city on three sides.  A Smart Home, the apartment spans over 3,000 square-feet and has three en-suite bedrooms, two terraces and a top-of-the-line kitchen.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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$22,000,000 AUD | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

While the northern hemisphere is experiencing autumn, it will be springtime in the southern hemisphere so head to Australia for a true getaway from the fall.  Enjoy the city of Melbourne from atop this 86th floor penthouse.  A floor-through residence, the penthouse is situated inside an Art Deco-inspired skyscraper and features 360-degree views of the city, hand-crafted moulded ceilings and gold leaf entrance way.

Paris, France

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7.700.000€ EUR | Paris, France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

Fall is the tourism off-season in Paris, making it one of the best times to revel in the city’s magic.  This three-bedroom apartment in the heart of Paris overlooks the iconic Arc de Triomphe.  The home also includes a garage, cellar, elevator and 24-hour caretaker.

Munich, Germany

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1.450.000€ EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated within the residential development project “Living by Phillippe Stark,” explore fall in Germany in this sleek, modern apartment located in the center of Munich.  The one-bedroom residence has been constructed with the finest materials and craftsmanship.  Building amenities include a concierge service and spa and wellness center.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in September 2016

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

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$9,995,000 USD | Washington, District of Columbia | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

“This home is less than three blocks from the neighborhood epicenter of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW. Originally built in the 1960s, the renovating architects secured the necessary approvals to make structural changes to the home, which led to its $8 million renovation in the early 2010s.”

In Washington, D.C., a Townhouse Transforms into a Futuristic Playground – Mansion Global

NFL Coach Tom Landry’s Lake House Goes on the Market – Wall Street Journal

For Sale: Five Unusual Home Conversions – Financial Times

When Selling a New Penthouse, Timing is Money – Mansion Global 

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Massachusetts – Sotheby’s International Realty

Among the Bright Lights of Times Square – The New York Times

This $3.4 Million Florida Home Has a Musical Pedigree – Architectural Digest

How Food Festivals Sell Homes – Wall Street Journal

Chinese Buyers are Snapping Up Luxury Condos in Boston – Mansion Global

10 Dream Penthouses that take City Dwelling to a Whole New Level – Elle Decor

In Tenafly, N.J., Good Schools and Green Spaces – Wall Street Journal

Woolworth Building Unveils New Look at its Luxe Condos – Curbed

Paris’s Golden Triangle is Perfect for the French (or Foreign) Fashionista – Mansion Global

Why Eastern Germany is the Place to Buy a Medieval Castle – Financial Times

Tuxedo, N.Y. is Getting Dressed Up – Wall Street Journal

Rare Chinese Teapot from Qianlong Dynasty Sells for £2.6 Million – Daily Mail

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in July 2016

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

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$5,500,000 USD | Sharon, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

“Printmaker Kenneth Tyler and artist Marabeth Cohen-Tyler designed this house in Sharon, Conn., for their art collection, which includes a 28-foot-long print by Frank Stella. ‘We wanted enough space to hang 150 works of art,’ says Mr. Tyler”

A Colorful Connecticut House Built to Showcase Art – Wall Street Journal

In Baltimore, a Penthouse Packed with Perks – Mansion Global

The Cosmo Girl’s Lair for $19.4 Million – The New York Times

Jamaica Plain Victorian On the Market for First Time in 30 Years – Curbed Boston

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

Apartments for Sale with Three (or More) Floors – Wall Street Journal

Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan – The New York Times

Four Homes that are Fantastic Fits for the New Nest Outdoor Camera – Mansion Global

Montecito Estate of Late Philadelphia Flyers Founder Ed Snider Asks $52 Million – Los Angeles Times

Why New York’s Morningside Heights is Attracting Housebuilders – Financial Times

David Bowie’s Art Collection Set for Exhibition, Auction – Rolling Stone

Charming & Historic | Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is one of America’s oldest, most charming cities surrounded by the Greater Boston area, which is a unique mix of historic culture and innovation. Known for its rich history and architectural variety, today, the Boston area is one of the most desirable locations. Currently, the city is amidst one of its largest building booms yet, while walking down Beacon or Washington Street, you will still find Georgian and Federal Style homes.

The beauty of our city is in the preservation of rich history displayed in each of these fine homes. Despite these properties being in traditional Boston, they all have unique and distinct architectural varieties.

Like the Trinity Church in the Back Bay of Boston, Brookline is an area that is known for Romanesque Revival architecture, characterized by thick, roughly textured walls of warm-toned stone or brick. This stunning, French-inspired new construction in the Estate section of Brookline features soaring ceilings and custom wrought iron hand railings.

17 Yarmouth$7,500,000 USD | Brookline, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Beacon Hill’s cobblestone streets and brick rowhouses directly border the Boston Common and the Public Garden is prominently made up of Federal-style rowhouses. On a quiet street on prestigious Beacon Hill, this unique residence located at 5 Byron Street offers inspired modern living in artfully designed interiors by acclaimed architect Graham Gund. An architectural tour de force, the 2-story main living area combines monumental paneled accent walls, a fireplace and grid-motif balconies.

5 Byron LR$6,950,000 USD | Boston, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Although much of Boston’s old architecture and the Colonial tradition have been preserved, located just twenty minutes outside of the city, Belmont is made up of beautiful homes varying in style from Colonial or Tudor Revival to Mid-Century Modern. Often modern homes in Belmont and the surrounding area are characterized by large single-paned windows, roofs with slopes, and open floor plans. Peacefully secluded on 1.76 plus or minus acres in Belmont Hill, embraced by an 88 plus or minus acre wooded preserve, this serene country home is a refined adaptation of farmhouse architecture, melding the purity and precision of modern design with the warm traditions of a home.

275 Somerset$6,750,000 USD | Belmont, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

One of the original colonial settlements, founded in 1639, Sudbury is just outside the city and has retained its quaint, bucolic feel. This 19-room hilltop estate evokes a 15th century Venetian villa with all the amenities and comforts of a luxury home today. Inspired by the architecture of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum located in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston this beautiful estate grasps a sense of the intimate atmosphere in which the museum provokes.

Widow Rights Interior$3,200,000 US | Sudbury, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

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Many thanks to our guest blogger, Michelle Atkins, Staff Copywriter at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Boston, Westwood and Cambridge Massachusetts.

Boston: Historic Charm and Architectural Diversity

Post provided by guest contributing blogger, Joe Wolvek, Associate Director of Sales with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty in Boston, Massachusetts.

For those seeking architectural diversity and charming city living, Boston is a dream come true. With arguably one of the most unique architectural environments in the United States and often called the most European of the U.S. cities, Boston provides striking visual interest and surprising juxtapositions all within a quaint city.

From the Victorian era brownstones to the sleek ultra-modern glass-walled condos sharing sidewalk space with ornate Art Deco-style apartment buildings, to old leather tanneries readapted as contemporary loft residences a stone’s throw from the polished stone monoliths of the Financial District, Boston’s history is told through its abundant cache of buildings in a myriad of styles built over the span of more than three centuries.

luxury real estate boston$13,500,000 USD / Boston, Massachusetts / Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

One of the most beloved home styles in Boston is the historic brownstone, a style particularly popular in the city’s South End, Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. These are attached brick townhouses, with curvaceous wrought iron handrails and petite garden plots beside the stoop. Flanked by these decorative rails and adorned with pots of blooming flowers, nothing exudes welcoming charm in quite the way that the brownstone stoop does.

In all three of these neighborhoods, a great many of these brownstones and rowhouses eventually were converted into condominium buildings, and some have even been renovated back into luxurious and spacious single family homes. Many of these homes have been redesigned by some of Boston’s most renowned designers and architects and combine state-of-the-art amenities with Victorian charm and detail.

clarendon boston$7,995,000 USD / Boston, Massachusetts / Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Across the city of Boston, many striking examples of larger modern luxury residential buildings can be found seamlessly integrated into this most interesting and complex of landscapes. These include the The Clarendon Back Bay, a sleek newly constructed hi-rise in Boston’s exclusive shopping and dining district, and One Charles, a modern brick and glass luxury building nestled between the Public Garden and the theater district.

penthouse apartment for sale boston$4,250,000 USD / Boston, Massachusetts / Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

The trend toward modern continues as more residential development proposals have been approved by the city. In the South End, on the site of the former Boston Herald building, the Ink Block mixed-use residential project is underway, with its Sepia condos slated for completion in 2015. This modern development is designed to revamp a small industrial area of the South End, connecting it to the Seaport district, South Boston and Midtown and Downtown Crossing. In Downtown Crossing, home to the Ritz-Carlton Towers, Millennium Place, and other ultra-luxury high rise condo buildings, groundbreaking has taken place on Millennium Towers, a 55-story glass residential tower combining both condos and rental apartments.

From the quaint red brick sidewalks along many of the brownstone-rich streets to Back Bay’s expansive tree-lined Commonwealth Avenue mall, to the shiny exteriors and bright lights of the downtown, midtown and theater districts, there is a bounty of lifestyles and activities to choose from in this modern day city that enthusiastically embraces both its past and its future.

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Gibson Sotheby's International RealtyMany thanks to our guest blogger, Joe Wolvek from Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, greater Boston’s luxury real estate company with eight offices located Back Bay, two offices in the South End, the Waterfront, Charlestown, Savin Hill, Westwood and Weston.