Video of the Week: A Modern Vineyard Estate in St. Helena, California

$42,000,000 USD | St. Helena, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage

At 6,700-square-feet, this modern vineyard residence features elements rarely found in new homes; imbued infrastructure commensurate for a hotel or subdivision and a steel-suspended, floating system for showcasing a wine collection are among them. Large glass walls slide open to create seamless indoor/outdoor experiences with an “only-in-California,” Mid-Century ambiance of spaciousness and light.

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Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue VII

From a prestigious estate in California, to a sacred sprawling ranch in Hawaii, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Canada, St. Barthelemy, Taiwan and Mallorca.

01-beverly-hills-brokerage$34,928,200 USD | California, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Old Bel Air’s most prestigious East Gate location directly overlooking the renowned Bel-Air Country Club and situated on approximately one-and-a-half at acres, sits this glorious, gated and private compound. Beyond the secluded and expansive driveway with circular motor court, rests this exquisite and elegant residence, impeccable, discerning and sophisticated in its design, with over 20,000 square-feet of grand interior living space, that seamlessly blends superior décor and appointments. This property is a major achievement in design and proportion, comprised of a formal dining room, inviting large scale entertaining; fabulous movie screening room; resort-like indoor spa and gym, exercise studio, billiard room, wine cellar, poolside interior cabana game room, and full guest apartment with private entrance.

02-sierra$15,774,000 USD | California, USA | Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Successfully sold off-market in 64 days, the award winning, 7,654-square-foot craftsman designed home expresses a consistent theme of quality finishes and commitment to design detail to command a significant sales price for the Lake Tahoe market. The two-level, four-bedroom main residence is composed of weathered granite and reclaimed redwood and offers an additional full suite above the attached double garage. The great room and stunning designer kitchen blend elegance with relaxed Tahoe living. The design theme is carried through to the two-bedroom guest residence and custom boathouse that comfortably houses prized mahogany watercrafts or sport boats. Lush landscaped grounds and striking water features complete this lakefront gem.

$13,500,000 USD | Colorado, USA | Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty

This exquisite 1,769-acre ranch, with approximately one mile of improved La Plata River frontage, is one of the last large acreage ranches in the region. 15 minutes from historic downtown Durango, the property consists of several improvements, including a newly remodeled 6,780-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath main residence, a 1,100-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath guest home, a 2,400-square-foot stable with apartment and two large top-quality shops. Elevations range from 8,200 feet to 9,200 feet offering alpine vegetation and cooler summer temperatures, while avoiding severe winter extremes due to its proximity to the high desert. The ranch has several ponds and hay meadows and the fishery provides for great experiences along with exceptional elk hunting.

Noteworthy Sales From Around the World

01-1Price Undisclosed | Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Commissioned to design one of North America’s most important contemporary residences, esteemed firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects was tasked in creating a residence centered around entertaining, hospitality, and festivity. 200 guests comfortably flow through the Integral House’s principal rooms; when guests enter the glass walled entry, passing by the front reflecting pool, they experience a sense of wonder. With every element custom designed and every millimeter carefully contemplated, the finest craftspeople from around the globe collaborated to create this iconic dwelling using the best materials imaginable. Over 17,000 square-feet of mesmerizing space comprises this home, all of which yields an utterly exquisite residence purposefully built around entertaining friends, family, and business connections.

taiwanTWD 170,800,000 | Taiwan | Taiwan Sotheby’s International Realty

Perfect for an ideal family retreat or scenic restaurant location, this roomy 1,921-square-foot villa resides on an expansive over 13,000-square-foot lot. Previously owned by an influential figure in the entertainment business for over half a century, this hilltop beauty offers an open layout and enjoys sweeping views of the Taipei metropolis, which is especially magnificent at night.

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Welcomes Napa Valley Firm

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Gates Estates in Yountville, California is the newest member of its real estate network and will now operate as Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm is owned and operated by Cyndi Gates, a seasoned Napa Valley real estate professional who has been in the business since 1979.  Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the northern Napa Valley region including Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Calistoga, California.  With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network now has 115 branded offices throughout the state of California.

“Yountville is a quintessential Napa Valley town with wine country charm and gourmet dining,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The area is a blossoming luxury residential real estate market, and we are proud to welcome Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty to our network.”

“Having worked in Napa Valley real estate for over 35 years, I have seen the region flourish into the wine country and vacation destination it is today,” said Gates.  “I established my own firm in 2009 to better serve the community I have come to know and love. As a boutique residential real estate brokerage with a concierge-style approach, our goal is to smoothly guide our clients through their real estate transactions, making their experience effortless yet memorable to develop long-term relationships.  Affiliating with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will elevate our already successful business and broaden our marketing horizons, allowing us to strengthen the level of service we provide to our clients.”

Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 6550 Washington Street in Yountville.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,800 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide.  Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in January 2016

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

Texas$6,995,000 USD | Horseshoe Bay, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

“The home sits on three waterfront lots on Lake LBJ about an hour from Austin.” 

An AOL Co-Founder’s Texas Resort Asks$6.995 Million – Wall Street Journal

Five Properties for Buyers Seeking a Healthy Lifestyle – Financial Times

San Diego’s Center Gets the Big City Treatment – Wall Street Journal

The Tower and Glory: It’s a Remarkable Combination – an 18th Century Landmark with a Fabulous Modern Home Hidden Underneath – Daily Mail

For $30.5 Million, Fifth Avenue and Facing the Park – The New York Times

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski List Los Angeles Home for $8 Million – Wall Street Journal

Epitome of Wine Country Living – SFGate

Listing of the Day: A House with a Split Personality – Mansion Global 

Former Boy Scout Camp, Now a Waterfront Home Wall Street Journal

China Rising, Shanghai Tower World’s Newest Mega Skyscraper – World Property Journal

10 Home Decor Trends that will be Huge in 2016 – Elle Decor

A New Interest in Picasso’s Ceramics – Wall Street Journal

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in November 2015

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 | Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

“Now La Peetch, as Julia called it, is for sale on the open market for the first time. The next owner won’t have to work hard to imagine the Childs’ life there, as Julia’s kitchen remains largely intact since the last meal she cooked there, a typically Provençale boeuf en daube, in 1992.”

The House That Julia Built – The New York Times

Your Own $110 Million Private Island in the Florida Keys – Robb Report Home & Style

Listing of the Day: A Napa Valley Wine Estate – Mansion Global

Wealth-X and Sotheby’s International Realty UHNW Luxury Real Estate: Multi-Homers Report – Sotheby’s International Realty

7 Gorgeous Italian Villas for Sale – Architectural Digest

Florida’s Le Palais Royal Boosts its Price Tag to $159 Million – Wall Street Journal

Homes in America’s 50 Most Expensive ZIP Codes 2015 – Forbes

Listing of the Day: A Mountain Paradise in Thailand – Mansion Global

A Secluded New Mexico Ranch with Gorgeous Mountain Views is up for Sale – Architectural Digest

On the Sonoma Coast, 218 Acres Asks $6 Million – Wall Street Journal

Auckland and Surrounding Area Sees Most New Home Building – PropertyWire

A Record for Twombly at Sotheby’s $295 Million Contemporary Art Auction – Reuters

Lowry Portrait Goes up for Auction at Sotheby’s – The Guardian

Colorful Homes

Vibrant and unique, a colorful exterior is the perfect way to express your home’s individuality while making a captivating first impression. Full of character, these are some of the most colorful homes from around the world:

Lake Como REYW6VPrice Upon Request | Como, Italy | Lake Como Sotheby’s International Realty

Lake Como – This bright green waterfront villa is a 13,000-square-foot sprawling estate on Lake Como, Italy.  The property is comprised of a three-story main building, guest house, porter’s lodge, garage and small private harbor with three docks for boats.

Georgia Y23MJX$8,950,000 USD | Sea Island, Georgia | DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty

Georgia – A Mediterranean and Moroccan-style home, this colorful residence in Sea Island, Georgia features a main house, detached guest suite, garage, lap pool and bocce court.  Originally owned by Colonel Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Hudson, co-owner of the New York Yankees in the early 1900s, the home was recently renovated and restored and includes replica stain glass Spanish windows, heated stone floors and an irrigation system.

Maine W4HCB7$475,000 USD | Willimantic, Maine | Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Maine – Aptly named The Pink Lady, this pink and white cottage is located along the shores of Sebec Lake in Willimantic, Maine.  With additional pink touches around the home, including pink Adirondack chairs on the dock, the home is move-in ready and available fully furnished.

Florida 2XPZ7P$6,650,000 USD | Naples, Florida | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida – Designed in a classic Bermudan architectural style, this bright home in Naples, Florida sits adjacent to the Naples Bay.  The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence was recently renovated and includes tankless water heaters, whole-house water filtration, pre-conditioned mitigation systems, whole-house surge protector and a new high-speed boat lift.

California MKG46T$8,000,000 USD | Redwood Valley, California | Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty

California – This yellow Victorian-style mansion is located in Redwood Valley, California and overlooks the Mendocino wine country.  The classic home has five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, wrap-around porch and detached garage.  Situated on more than 1,745 acres, the property includes 24 miles of roads, pasture and free range cattle areas, camping areas and year-round springs and ponds.

Bahamas Y7LJDQ$3,495,000 USD |Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Bahamas – With blue touches both inside and out, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom estate is located in the gated community of Old Fort Bay in the Bahamas.  The property is comprised of a main home featuring more than 2,050 square-feet of covered porches and balconies, a guest cottage and an 80-foot dock.  In addition, the home boasts high ceilings, travertine and hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, multi-jet showers with rain heads and cedar-lined closets. Outside there is a swimming pool, hot tub, gazebo and two-car garage.

Colorado F2X96ZPrice Upon Request | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Aspen, CO – Located in Aspen’s West End, this vibrant Victorian home sits on an oversized corner lot.  The property has historic designation and comes with additional buildable square-footage.  Currently comprised of four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the estate features south-facing Aspen Mountain views.


New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | November 2014

From a wine country home in California to a palatial residence on the outskirts of Moscow, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

St Helena_California$28,000,000 USD | St. Helena, California | Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty

California- Created with the concept of a private, exquisite and exclusive resort, this compound offers an extraordinary blend of amenity, location and attention to detail. Ideally located between Napa, Yountville and downtown St. Helena, the home is minutes from world-class Napa wineries. With an approximately 10,000 square foot main residence, two guest suites and private staff apartment, the home also includes a 1,700-bottle wine cellar, gym, steam room and sauna, and elevator. Outdoor entertaining areas include a view-side terrace with covered outdoor kitchen and sparkling infinity pool, all embracing the unsurpassed view of the richly verdant Napa Valley.

Moscow_Russia5 347 618 885 RUB | Moscow, Russia | Moscow Sotheby’s International Realty

Russia- Hidden by a thick pine forest, this palatial home is part of the Nikolino villa settlement just outside Moscow. The exterior of the home is that of European aristocracy, while the interior resembles barocco palatial design. The nine bedroom home is complete with its own spa including, massage room, sauna, lounge and two swimming pools. The villa is surrounded by acres of ponds, pedestrian pathways and recreation meadows.

Miami_Florida$25,000,000 USD | Miami, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida– This oceanfront penthouse is located on the prestigious Fisher Island in Miami. With high ceilings and a sweeping terrace, the spacious top floor home as endless unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. The five bedroom home has direct beach access, a separate master wing and state of the art appliances and systems throughout.

Costa Del Sol_Spain18.000.000 € EUR | Costa Del Sol, Spain | Kristina Szekely Sotheby’s International Realty

Spain- Located in southern Spain, this beach front residence has magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and all along the coastline with mountains in the backdrop. The six bedroom home was originally built in the 1970’s but has been completely updated, featuring marble floors, hand painted ceilings and murals and intricate moldings throughout. The home also features a rooftop terrace providing 360 degree views, an elevator, an outdoor pool as well as indoor pool and spa and a home cinema.