Discover Kestrel Ridge Farm, an iconic 160-Acre property cradling the Elbow River in Springbank and just minutes from Calgary’s metropolitan center. Nestled in the foothills of the pristine Canadian Rockies, this highly coveted equestrian estate sits on the last remaining area of untouched plateau before ascending into the revered rocky mountain ridges.
Before they were homes, these unique abodes served different purposes—from a former factory to a windmill. Transformed by visionaries who saw the potential in disused and former commercial spaces, discover how these buildings became spectacular repurposed homes, fit for a modern lifestyle.
Australia— Built in 1884 as the first Salvation Army Barracks in Australia, this historical building in Melbourne has been completely restored as a modern family home. The spacious, open concept modern touches are balanced by original features, such as the original Baltic timber ceiling. The home includes an industrial kitchen and a glass-encased wine room that holds 20,000 bottles.
Connecticut— Sitting on the Connecticut River, this 1960’s windmill has been converted into a four-storey home with three bedrooms, a full bath, wet bar and a living room. Restored in New England shaker style, the windmill has functioning blades and a 360-degree wraparound deck with amazing water views.
Montreal— This historic and unique residence in Montreal, Canada, was formerly a fire station. Completely renovated in 2005 into an inviting family home, it is a cheerful oasis full of unusual architectural details, from the abundant fenestration, to the gracious woodwork, moldings, and of course, the original fire pole. Discreetly located, the home is surrounded by parkland on three sides, and situated on a generous landscaped lot.
Utah— This modern apartment in Salt Lake City within The Broadway Lofts was originally built in 1898 as McDonald’s Chocolate Factory. The home boasts bold, gallery-ready concrete and brick walls, and a 50 ft. glass window wall, creating an avant-garde atmosphere. 18-ft ceilings throughout the open-concept living space create a balance of hip city ambiance with refinished ebony stained oak floors and artistic interior features.
Legacy homes are built with custom touches, including charms of the past combined with today’s modern amenities. Located near popular university towns around the world, these inviting legacy homes are sure to be passed down for generations to come.
$3,800,000 USD | Princeton, NJ | Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty
Princeton, New Jersey- This gracious and comfortable one-of-a-kind home is located in the prestigious university town of Princeton, New Jersey. Exposed beams, stone and plaster walls, as well as six fireplaces, offer welcoming warmth to all formal and informal spaces. Reading nooks and sitting areas introduce six architecturally intriguing bedrooms, perfect for a growing family. Wine cellar, fitness and rec room, pool and fire pit complete this tasteful home.
$4,475,000 USD | Austin, Texas | Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty
Austin, Texas- This true contemporary waterfront home in Austin features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, three car garage, and 110 feet of Lake Austin waterfront with plentiful views. The home is complete with a beautiful swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and a two story boat dock. Not too far away, is the bustling city of Austin, home to universities, great restaurants and more, making this a perfect legacy home.
£5,800,000 GBP | London, England | London Sotheby’s International Realty
London, England- An elegant and immaculately presented family townhouse located in the heart of Connaught Village, a moment’s walk from Hyde Park. The house has been lovingly refurbished and compromises of four to five bedrooms, four bathrooms, formal reception room, dining room, kitchen, two cloakrooms, conservatory, a large garden, excellent storage space and a roof terrace. Overlooking communal gardens, the house benefits from wonderful privacy and lovely views, offering a touch of country life within the big city.
$2,455,000 USD | Berkeley, California | East Bay Sotheby’s International Realty
Berkeley, California- A stunning, gated masterpiece French Mediterranean in the heart of the Berkeley Hills. This home offers privacy and tranquility with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, Mount Tamalpais, and more. A large outdoor patio and backyard are perfect for entertaining and gardening. The location of this four bedroom home provides easy access to shopping, restaurants, parks, schools and freeways.
1 200 000 $ CAD | Kingston, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Kingston, Canada- This unique and modern waterfront home is nestled in an exclusive, heavily treed enclave, great for a family and just 10 minutes from downtown Kingston. The fantastic floor plan showcases magnificent river views from the many large windows and skylights which flood this new home with light and love. The master bedroom of this four bedroom home has a walk-thru closet and a private balcony overlooking the water.
When affluent consumers are considering their next purchase, waterfront properties top the list, according to the Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report. Explore these magnificent waterfront homes featuring docks, a luxury amenity trending among affluent consumers around the world.
$4,900,000 USD | Savannah, Georgia | Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty
Dating back to 1880, this clapboard home, sits on Grimball Creek in Savannah, Georgia. The five bedroom home features a wraparound porch and terrace, offering unparalleled views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The home also features a game room, wine cellar and it’s very own private deepwater dock, perfect for boating and shrimping.
Price Upon Request | Gland, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty
This ravishing waterfront home sits on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by broad meadows, fields and woodland with breathtaking views of the lake and Alps. The property, built in 1923 enjoys direct access to the lake, with a jetty and breakwater providing moorings for several boats. The home also features a tennis court, swimming pool, stables and a spectacular vaulted wine cellar and tasting room in the basement.
$2,950,000 USD | Knoxville, Tennessee | Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty
This lovely lakefront estate has floor to ceiling windows that offer lots of natural light. The home is located in the Tennessee Valley between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau in the southern region of the Appalachian Mountain chain, an area known for its scenic beauty. Outside, the house boasts a pool, pool house, lush landscaping, barn, and boat dock with lift.
$18,900,000 USD | Holland, Michigan | Crawford Group Sotheby’s International Realty
Sited on historic Lake Macatawa, the Hazelbank Estate exudes privacy and plentiful acreage on Pine Creek Bay. This John Tilton designed estate is the epitome of grace, dignity and classic architectural design integrity presenting the opportunity to be a family legacy home in a one of a kind environment. The property offers a horse barn, pastures, paddocks, and a 10-acre pine wooded area for riding and hiking. Additional amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a dock on the lake.
$21,500,000 USD | Paradise Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty
Villa Florentine is an elegant estate featuring luxurious touches while maintaining the ambience of comfortable Caribbean living. The property boasts 12 bedrooms, has extensive entertaining spaces and is positioned for views down the central waterway. This majestic family compound also has 175 feet of bulk-headed canal frontage with docks and boatlifts – perfect for keeping a collection of motor yachts, sailboats and jet skis. In addition to amenities including a pool and billiards room, the most alluring element of this remarkably lavish house is the rooftop sunbathing deck and the observation tower that affords amazing views.
$8,750,000 USD | Hunts Point, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty
This waterfront estate is a vision of modern luxury. The architecturally stunning residence provides relaxed, refined living with light and airy spaces. Gracious living space blends between indoors and out providing ample entertaining areas. The home also features a wine cellar and a dock on the lake.
7 999 000 $ CAD | Mont-Tremblant, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec
This unique waterfront residence on Lac Tremblant faces west and captures stunning sunset views over the lake. The traditional post and beam style home sits on a pristine landscaped 5.05 acre lot with 758 feet of shoreline on Lac Tremblant, including a sandy beach, private dock and tennis court.
Over the years, the history of architecture has revealed many different styles of structural design. During the 20th century, modern architecture took center stage, later to be recognized as a significant design movement. Built from 1945 to the 1980’s, mid-century modern homes are characterized by simplicity, open design concepts, and extensive use of glass, meant to create an uninterrupted connection with nature. Defined by their attention to detail, artistic touches and incorporation of harmony with nature, Ulrich Franzen, Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra became known as some of the most important modernist architects. Explore five luxury mid-century modern homes currently on the market, designed or inspired by the styles of these three renowned architects.
Built in 1963 on former farmland in the midst of an apple orchard, the Dana House, designed by Ulrich Franzen, was unique in design in contrast to the glass rectangles created by many prominent mid-century architects. This brick ‘pavilion house’ set on nine acres of expansive lawns, meadows, orchards and woods, is over 5,500 square feet of modern mid-century design and on the market for the first time. This tranquil oasis offers the best of both worlds with its proximity to the heart of New Canaan, CT, one of Fairfield County’s most desirable locations. The home has five bedrooms, four full and one half baths, multiple decks, and acres of privacy. Multiple walls of glass, offer uninhibited views of the lush outdoor landscape. The property is protected by the New Canaan Nature Center in the rear and the New Canaan Land Trust on one side.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in Houston (Bunker Hill Village). Originally designed in 1954, built in 1955 and expanded by the current owner, this home is truly an artistic masterpiece. Art aficionados will appreciate the multiple gallery walls throughout this striking residence. Situated on a gated, approx. 51,727 square foot lot at the end of a lane, this residence is ideal for grand entertaining and casual living. The galleries create a master wing, children’s wing and gracious living areas. High ceilings in the expanded portion of the home allow for ample natural light while the overhangs in the original portion create an intimate feeling. The entire home is built from concrete block, wood and glass around the pool and patio.
Lush green space surrounds this exceptionally tranquil west coast home. The epitome of privacy is captured in the contemporary hideaway. A Frank Lloyd Wright design, this home allows for the outdoor luxury to permeate into the indoor residence, skylights illuminate this three bedroom home. The main floor is continuous with its open concept, no component is without natural flow. Relaxation awaits in the master suite on the main level, enjoy the spa inspired en suite with a unique circular tub and rain shower spout overhead. Unique handcrafted lighting adds a special touch throughout the home.
The Dorothy Serulnic Residence built in 1953 by Richard Neutra, features glass walls allowing for spectacular mountain and city skyline views. The home has a Bear Valley stone fireplace, a classic Neutra built-in sofa and cabinet and public rooms that are open and welcoming. There is built-in furniture throughout and even vanities, desk top reveals and a sliding Neutra kitchen table. Totally indoor/outdoor, this is Neutra at his best.
Richard Neutra’s Pitcairn House, a very private, hidden masterpiece, is the quintessential house in the woods. Marvelous design, comfortable living surrounded by acres of wildlife and nature, yet close to metropolitan areas. A long driveway leads toward the top of a ravine overlooking the Pennypack Creek and groves of oak, beech, maple and poplar to the site chosen by Neutra in 1959. The superbly designed and maintained 6,303 square foot house completed in 1962 is set on 10.1 conserved acres in turn surrounded by the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, an 812-acre nature conservancy. Neutra signature designs are found throughout, such as floor-to-ceiling windows, connecting the indoors with nature outside.
Exquisite 4 season waterfront home on Roberts Bay, Lake Joseph. 610 feet of lakefront on a point that provides highly desirable peace and privacy. Modern 2 slip boathouse with complete 2nd storey living accommodation for friends and family.
Custom built residence featuring 8,000 square feet of finished living space. High quality finishes throughout, open concept entertaining areas. Finished walk-out basement with theater/media room, gym and nanny suite. Enjoy outdoor lifestyle in the private oasis rear grounds designed by Janice Rosenberg.
$10 980 000 CAD | Vancouver, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Sales of million-dollar homes in Canada’s largest cities shot through the roof in the first half of this year, according to luxury real estate agency Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, which expects the market to heat up even more in the second half of this year.
Luxury Home Sales In Canada See Massive Growth: Sotheby’s – The Huffington Post
On Britain’s South Coast,’ Playground’ for the Rich – The New York Times
Ranches for Sale Roundup – Architectural Digest
On the Market: A Sprawling Villa in Costa Brava, Spain– Architectural Digest
Prima Luce Tuscan-style Villa – Haute Living
House of the Day: Waterfront Setting Inspires Love of Sailing – The Wall Street Journal
Europe House of the Day: Luxury Village Home – The Wall Street Journal
Asia House of the Day: High-Rise Living in the Philippines – The Wall Street Journal
Hamptons Estate Lists for $65 Million – The Wall Street Journal
With Old Masters, the Brand Is King—The New York Times
Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.
37 888 000 $ CAD | Calgary, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Calgary Luxury Real Estate Buyers To Enjoy Private Jet, Chopper Services – Huffington Post
When you’re dealing with a lot of these entrepreneurs and business people, executives, time is money to them, Mark Evernden, Sotheby’s [International Realty Canada] senior vice-president of sales, told the news service.
What Do Chinese Home Buyers Want? – The Wall Street Journal
Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Belize – Sotheby’s International Realty
Living in Luxury Air Parks - The Wall Street Journal
Breathtaking Pools: A Collection of Exceptional Properties - Architectural Digest
Homes: What $25 million buys around the world – CNN Money
Luxury Australian properties from Sydney to Perth – The Telegraph
A Richard Neutra Design in Pennsylvania | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal
Through the Looking Glass in Ridgefield | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal
Inside the most expensive house on the market in Houston (Video) – Houston Business Journal
Realogy Named to 2014 Fortune 500 List – Realogy Press Release
This award winning paragon of architecture is over 4700 square feet of living quarters. Beautifully highlighted by the breathtaking atrium allowing natural light to filter into the home. The 15,000 square foot lot is one of the largest in the area and backs onto natural green space.