Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in August 2017

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


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

“Built in 2012, the six-bedroom, nearly 10,000-square-foot house is located in the Ocean Drive historic area, famous for its elaborate estates, and sits on 3.67 acres overlooking the Atlantic.”

Newport Home of Campbell Soup Heiress Asks $12.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

Southampton Compound with Three Acres Comes on the Market, Asking $25M – Curbed

Kate Walsh’s Encino House Sells for Well Over the Asking Price – Los Angeles Times

Living Large in Truly Tropical Panama City – Mansion Global

Buy Your Own Private Island in Montana – Robb Report

Incredible Tuscan Villa Can be Yours for $1.15M – Curbed

Wedged Between the Ocean and the Mountains, Rio’s Leblon Draws the City’s Elite – Mansion Global

Rhodes ‘Golden Visas’ Lure Buyers to Ancestral Home – Financial Times

Carmel Highlands: An Upscale Bohemian Spot That’ll Appeal to Whale Watchers – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Toronto – The New York Times

Cannes’s La Californie is a Leafy Area with Sea Views and Easy Access to Top-Notch Shopping and Dining – Mansion Global

10 Vineyard Homes You Can Actually Move Into – Elle Decor

Found: Oldest Known Photo of a U.S. President – The New York Times

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | July 2017


From a historic nineteenth century castle in Cannes, France, to a modern villa on Frond M of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features some of the world’s finest locales.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Cannes, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Ideally located on the prestigious Avenue du Roi Albert, east of ‘la Californie’ in Cannes, this unique nineteenth century castle was completely renovated and expanded, and faces the Lérins Islands, offering a magnificent view of the sea. Witness of a golden era, the house, by architect Rimbaud was completed in 1872, when Aristide Boucicaut, founder of “Bon Marche,” built two additional wings and various annexes such as a chapel and the winter garden.

NewYork$27,900,000 USD | Southampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

Nestled on more than six-acres with over 400 feet of frontage on Taylor Creek, this waterfront home offers access to Shinnecock Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from its private dock. Discreetly located on a highly prized and quiet lane, 11 bedrooms and ten baths are offered in the main house and attached cottages. Among the property’s features are a pool house and 50-foot heated pool, room for tennis, paddle board, kayak, sail or motor.

Bahamas$25,000,000 USD | Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Deep Water Cay, a world-renowned bone fishing resort is located on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas – just 130 miles from the east coast of Florida. The property sits on a unique 91-acre island with its own private, paved 4,200-foot airstrip, three beaches (totaling more than two miles), and is surrounded by beautiful ocean, islands and mangroves, with some of the best fishing and diving in the world.

Montana$27,500,000 USD | Hamilton, Montana | Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

In the Southwest corner of Montana, in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, rests the exclusive Stock Farm Club. Within this private community, nestled on a stunning 17-acre plot, you will find the ultimate western farmhouse – the breathtaking 25,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom home features a four-stall horse barn, pond and artisan creek, grotto-style pool, and underground shooting range.

Dubai85,000,000 د.إ AED | Palm Jumeirah, Dubai | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

This modern villa on Frond M of The Palm Jumeirah encompasses over 13,000 square-feet of living space, offering one of the largest available villas on the Palm. Significantly higher than the standard Nakheel offerings, this home is very prestigious; the location has its own private access gate, so in essence, the villa enjoys two points of security to keep your home safe, secure, and private.

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10 Most Popular Properties of 2016

Millions of people visited homes all around the world on in 2016. Back by popular demand, we present the 10 most viewed properties from last year.

Number 10 – New York

10-NY$75,000,000 USD | Wainscott, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Built in 2000 and published in Architectural Digest, the house was designed by architect Francis Fleetwood with interior architecture by Brian O’Keefe and interior design by Marjorie Shushan. Built with steel frame construction, the house features a double-height entry hall, 200-year-old antique flooring and wide water views from almost every room. The property features five principal bedroom suites plus three additional bedrooms in a self-contained guest wing.

Number 9 – Switzerland

09-SwitzerlandPrice Upon Request | Geneva, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

The unique property is remarkable for its absolute tranquility, unobstructed view of the Alps and the peak of Mont Blanc, and an exceptional impression of spaciousness. The eight-hectare plot includes a number of leisure areas such as a private nine-hole golf course, a pool with pool house, a tennis court, a bowling court, a playground area in the woods with chalet, a vegetable patch and access to large wooded areas.

Number 8 – Florida

08-Pumpkin Key$95,000,000 USD | Key Largo, Florida | Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty

Pumpkin Key is an extraordinary private island totaling 26 acres in the tropics of Card Sound Bay located in the Florida Keys. Just 10 minutes by helicopter to Miami’s famous South Beach, the island currently features one main home with three bedrooms, two caretaker’s cottages, and a dock master’s apartment.

Number 7 – California

07-CA$125,000,000 USD | Montecito, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

The magnificent Rancho San Carlos is an approximately 237-acre estate property that, for nearly 100 years, has been under the ownership of one family. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property of unprecedented grand scale, exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance. The sprawling hilltop Monterey Colonial manor was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931.

Number 6 – New Jersey

06-NJ$48,880,000 USD | Alpine, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

This gated estate is approximately 30,000 square-feet built of solid granite and steel infrastructure, with 12 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, indoor basketball court, movie theatre, 4000 bottle wine cellar, fitness center, three exquisite bars for entertaining, elevator, extraordinary details and ultimate privacy.

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Number 5 – New York

05-NY$50,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

This home is a five-story red brick and limestone mansion that stands as a superb example of Neo Georgian revival architecture in America. Prominently positioned on the very lovely and quiet, tree-lined block of 69th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, the residence has the good fortune of being situated amidst a number of architecturally noteworthy neighboring houses. Erected in 1881 by Charles Buek & Co. and then purchased in 1900 by Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, the house was redesigned in 1929 for Edwin C. Jameson, a prominent insurance executive, and then finally acquired by the English-Speaking Union in 1956.

Number 4 – Cayman Islands

04-Cayman$39,950,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Without doubt Castillo Caribe is one of the finest beachfront estate homes in the world offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean. Although the Cayman Islands enjoy year-round sunshine and a temperate climate, this benefit is eclipsed in most people’s eyes by the Islands’ offshore status. The Cayman Islands are well known as a financial center on the world’s stage and provide the highest quality of lifestyle available in a tax neutral environment, making it very appealing to people of high net worth to seek residency here.

Number 3 – France

03.FrancePrice Upon Request | Cannes, France | Côte d’Azur  Sotheby’s International Realty

Belonging to a collection of exclusive and legendary properties on the French Riviera, the ‘Castle of la Croix des Gardes’ is at once the largest estate in the area, and unequivocally the most outstanding.’La Croix des Gardes’ is positioned just a few minutes from the port of Cannes and the ‘Palais des Festivals’, and proudly stands overlooking the historic region that resonates with the glorious 19th century heritage of the French Riviera.

Number 2 – Turks & Caicos

02-TCI$25,000,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks & Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Turtle Tail Estate is a dynamic, spectacular compound to completely fall in love with and is without peer on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. The newly completed estate combines the personalization of a custom home with the amenities of an ultra-luxury resort, elevated on a magnificent private over four-acre peninsula all its own.

Number 1 – New York

01-NY$70,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

This spectacular 14-room duplex apartment is situated high atop the prestigious Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue. Featuring a meticulous triple mint renovation and boasting extraordinary 360 degree views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, this elegant trophy residence is absolute perfection.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in May

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

BN-OA249_MAMET__J_20160513151107$729,000 USD | Woodbury, Vermont | Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

Mr. Mamet said he has happy memories of ice-skating on the pond on the property and cross-country skiing in the woods with his children. And the property’s remote location on a dirt road provided ‘magnificent solitude.'”

David Mamet Relists Longtime Vermont Home – The Wall Street Journal

High Above Cannes, a House With a Hitchcock Past – The New York Times

This $1.95 Million Postmodern House Is in the Middle of a Historic District – Architectural Digest

In Search of Summer Real-Estate Love – Mansion Global

Savannah, Georgia, where historic homes don’t come cheap – The Financial Times

House Hunting… In Finland – The New York Times

John McEnroe’s $14.5 Million Southampton Estate Is a Winner – Architectural Digest

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates names Relevance New York first global PR firm – PR Week

Real Estate is Trending Younger – National Association of Realtors

Unique Pink diamond fetches record $31.5M at Sotheby’s – Luxury Daily

Iconic image of Marilyn Monroe taken ‘when the dancing was over’ fetches £77,000 – Daily Mail

Celebrating Cinema | Luxury Estates near World-renowned Film Events

Across the globe, movies and the movie industry are formally celebrated with various awards ceremonies and film festivals.  As we continue our movie-themed blog series for the month of February, explore luxury estates near world-renowned cinematic events.

The Academy Awards

Often referred to as “The Oscars,” The Academy Awards event is the oldest celebration of the film industry.  Established in 1929, the awards are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and recognize excellence in cinematic achievements.  The 88th Academy Awards will take place on February 28th at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Film Festival Home 1 - LA$8,000,000 USD | Los Angeles, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Los Angeles – Located less than two miles from the Dolby Theater, home of The Academy Awards, this contemporary estate is nestled in the exclusive Hollywood Hills neighborhood.  The property features both indoor and outdoor living spaces and includes six bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with Italian cabinetry, deck with outdoor fireplace and pool.  In addition, the home boasts oversized windows overlooking the city of Los Angeles.

Sundance Film Festival

Started in 1978 as the U.S. Film Festival, the Sundance Institute took over production of the Park City, Utah event in 1985 and the Sundance Film Festival was born.  Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the United States and is known for showcasing the works of both domestic and international independent filmmakers and documentarians. Widely-acclaimed movies to come from the festival include The Blair Witch Project, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite, 2006 Academy Award-nominated Little Miss Sunshine, 2009 Golden Globe-nominated (500) Days of Summer and the 2014 Academy Award-nominated Whiplash, among many others.  The Sundance Film Festival took place in late January this year.

Film Festival Home 2 - Utah

 $8,595,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Utah – Located in close proximity to the happenings of the Sundance Film Festival, this 9,890-square-foot estate is an architectural masterpiece designed by Jean-Yves Lacroix.  The rustic home seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living spaces with Nano doors, Italian porcelain floors, solar paneling, large steel beams and natural finishes throughout including stone, metal, glass and barn wood. With six bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms, the home additionally has two outdoor fireplaces, five indoor fireplaces, and a three-car garage.

Tribeca Film Festival

Founded in 2002 by screen legend Robert De Niro, the Tribeca Film Festival was an established both as a way to help revitalize its namesake neighborhood in lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks and also to celebrate New York City as a major hub of filmmaking.  The event aims to redefine the film festival experience and includes showings of independent feature films, short films, family-friendly films and documentaries as well as panel discussions, concerts, outdoor movie screenings along the Hudson River and a Family Festival Street Fair.  The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 13th through the 24th.

Film Festival Home 3 - NYC

$4,849,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

New York City – Nestled within neighborhood of TriBeCa, this corner apartment has high ceilings and an abundance of windows with inspiring views of the surrounding city.  The home’s high-end Poggenpohl kitchen includes Polar white lacquer cabinetry, white quartz counter tops, imported glass tiles, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch cooktop and a double wall oven.  In addition, the master suite in this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom loft boasts a walk-in closet fitted by California closets, master bath with double porcelain sinks, Catalina soaking tub, oversized frameless glass shower and marble tile throughout.  The building features a two-level amenities area with pool, sauna, fitness center and children’s playroom, as well as a rooftop terrace, library and 24-hour concierge.

Cannes Film Festival

The Festival de Cannes, known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is considered the world’s most prestigious film festival and his held annually in Cannes, France.  The exclusive festival is invite-only and showcases international films of all genres, aiming to contribute to the development of cinema and boost the film industry worldwide.  This year’s Festival de Cannes will take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres convention center between May 11th and 22nd.

Film Festival Home 4 - Cannes

 Price Upon Request | Cannes, France | Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Cannes – Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this 19th century castle in Cannes, France is located just west of the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.  The estate spans five floors with over 900-square-meters of living space featuring eight suites, a home cinema, wine cellar and tasting room and six-car garage.  The home additionally has high-end finishes throughout including ebony, marble, mother of pearl, and leather flooring inside, while outside there is an infinity pool, stone-paved road, Japanese pathway and a park with streams, waterfalls and rare trees.

Venice Film Festival

Founded in 1932, The Venice International Film Festival in Italy is the oldest film festival in the world.  Part of the Venice Beinnale, the festival is devoted to raising awareness and promoting various aspects of international cinema in all forms.  A prestigious event, the festival screenings take place at the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the island of Lido.  This year’s Venice International Film Festival will take place between August 31st and September 10th.

Film Festival Home 5 - Venice

Price Upon Request | Venice, Italy | Venice Sotheby’s International Realty

Venice – Situated on the canal, just north of the Palazzo del Cinema, this villa in Venice Lido is a neo-Gothic home dating back to the 19th century.  The home has since been completely restored and refurbished and features six en suite bedrooms, 1,000 square-meters of garden space overlooking Venice, a separate two-bedroom service apartment and a private boat mooring.

Toronto International Film Festival

Founded in 1976 as a festival of festivals, originally screening a collection of films from other events of the like, the Toronto International Film Festival has evolved into one of the world’s leading public film festivals showcasing original productions.  Every September, the Canadian-based event screens over 300 films from more than 60 countries at theaters around Toronto’s Entertainment District.  A significant number of critically-acclaimed movies have debuted at the event over the past 40 years, including, most recently, the 2011 Academy Award-winner The King’s Speech, 2012 Academy Award-nominated Moneyball, 2013 Academy Award-winner Argo, 2013 Academy Award- nominated Silver Linings Playbook, 2014 Academy Award-nominated Dallas Buyers Club and 2016 Academy Award-nominated Room.  This year’s Toronto International Film Festival will take place between September 8th and 16th.

Film Festival Home 6 - Toronto

$1,450,000 CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Toronto – Located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, this 2,000-square-foot penthouse overlooks the CN Tower, downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario.  The apartment has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, high ceilings, custom closets and loft finishes.  There is additionally a 1,000-square-foot private terrace with decking, Hydropool hot tub and barbecue gas line.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale | July 2015

Beginning with the majestic Stone Mansion in New Jersey to an iconic estate in Brazil, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features homes in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

NJ$48,880,000 USD | Alpine, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

New Jersey – This gated estate sprawls over approximately 30,000 square feet. Built of solid granite and steel, the Stone Mansion boasts twelve bedrooms, nineteen bathrooms, indoor basketball court, movie theatre, 4000-bottle wine cellar, fitness center and three exquisite bars for entertaining. There is a ballroom, formal dining room, great room, library, den, master suite including 2 spa bathrooms with dressing suites and the estate has a fully equipped staff apartment and separate pool house.

London£25,000,000 GBP | London, England | London Sotheby’s International Realty

London – This striking home is both inviting and elegant. With an enduring brickwork exterior and large windows looking out over the garden, this private residence offers sophisticated living in close proximity to the city. Seven bedrooms and bathrooms, conservatory bar and two rooftop terraces are among the vast amenities offered.

HongKong$280,000,000 HKD | Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

Hong Kong – Offering views of the surrounding greenery and the harbor, this home showcases its abundance of outdoor space including an 8,000 square-foot private garden and swimming pool. The immaculately appointed interior features high ceilings and boasts bright floor-to-ceiling windows.

BrazilR$ 80.000.000 BRL | Sao Palo, Brazil | Bossa Nova Sotheby’s International Realty

Brazil – This iconic mansion features a Social area with several lounges, dining room for eighteen people, great library and a winter garden. The meticulously manicured outdoor area showcases the spacious garden, swimming pool and fitness areas.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Cannes, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France Showcasing exquisite panoramic and sea views, this Belle Epoque mansion is located in the heights of Cannes. The villa’s lush gardens, indoor pool, electrically-operated glazed roof and oversized Winter Garden with lounge are just a taste of the elegant amenities offered.

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New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | June 2015

From a palatial estate with ocean views in South Africa to a nearly 15,000 acre ranch in Canada, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

SouthAfricaR 434 914 534 ZAR | Western Cape, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

South Africa – This grand Neo-Classical masterpiece can accommodate over 1000 guests. Built as the ultimate entertainer’s paradise, this majestic estate boasts uninterrupted sea views with mountain backdrops. Featuring Juliette balconies throughout, this palatial home also offers a state-of-the-art security system, home theater and a 14-car garage.

NewYork$36,000,000 | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage 

New York – With 180-degree views of Central Park and the Statue of Liberty, this exquisite apartment offers the utmost in modern hotel living. Located inside the Mandarin Oriental, enjoy signature amenities like in-room dining, housekeeping and laundry service. Relax in the zen-like spa or indoor infinity pool and enjoy the cutting edge cuisine offered by one of the city’s most sought after buildings.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Cannes, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France – Located on the prestigious Avenue du Roi Albert, this historic castle faces the Islands of Lérins and offers panoramic sea views from the Cap d’Antibes to the Estelle mountains. The grounds are decorated with meticulously landscaped gardens, waterfalls, a belvedere and a relaxation area.

Massachusetts$22,500,000 USD | Chilmark, Massachusetts | Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty

Massachusetts – Majestically perched 120 feet above the Atlantic Ocean on Martha’s Vineyard’s Gold Coast, the magnificent Chilmark House is an award-winning triumph of design and execution. The extraordinary home celebrates panoramic ocean views, gracious skylights, huge windows and wonderful detail in both design and materials. It is a comfortable yet luxurious island retreat and served as the 2013 summer White House.

Canada54 000 000 $ CAD | Alberta, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Canada – This working ranch is set-up for cattle, including winter cabin facilities, corrals, barns, six residential homes and gravity spring wells for year round water supply. Besides its position as one of Alberta’s great cattle ranches, the Bar-N Ghost Pine Ranch offers world class hunting with populations of elk, mule deer, white tail deer, and several species of birds. It is also an extremely scenic ranch boasting a diversity of nature’s finest vistas.

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New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | May 2015

From a world-renowned California ranch to an exclusive private island in the British Virgin Islands, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

California$100,000,000 USD | California, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Sycamore Valley Ranch is the ultimate ranch retreat and gated estate of approx. 2,698 acres located 5 miles north of the town of Los Olivos. Published in The Wall Street Journal, the home was designed by Robert Altevers for William Bone in a French Normandy-style and meticulously crafted to perfection. Nestled between extensively landscaped gardens and a four-acre lake complete with a waterfall, the home offers incredible pastoral and majestic mountain views. The ranch features 22 unique structures, including three separate guest homes, an approx. 5,500-sq.ft. movie theater with stage, and several barns.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Cannes, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated in one the most sought after buildings of the Croisette, this magnificent and private apartment features a roof top terrace offering one of the most captivating views over the bay. This extraordinary waterfront apartment is a blend of both contemporary and classical design.

LuxembourgPrice Upon Request | Luxembourg | Luxembourg Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in the early 1900’s and located in one of the most prestigious residential neighborhoods of Luxembourg City, this historic Castle is nestled in the middle of over 7 acres and is one of the largest and most private parcels of land in the capital. The principal rooms are adorned with rich wood paneling, marble fireplaces and crown moldings making them ideal for elegant entertaining.

BigScrubPrice Upon Request | Big Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands | British Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxurious living alongside a world-class resort & marina, Scrub Island is a true private island oasis with 170 acres of blank canvas. Big Scrub is connected to Little Scrub by an isthmus and the relatively small Little Scrub has amenities such as restaurants, bars, gourmet markets, beaches, a health club and various water sport activities available. Its central location offers close proximity to the airport but more importantly to various hidden treasures, all just a short boat ride away.

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