New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | August 2017

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From a one-of-a-kind Mediterranean-inspired estate in St. Barthelemy to an enthralling Chalet in Italy’s Dolomites, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

StBarthPrice Upon Request | Pointe Milou, St. Barthelemy | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on the craggy hillside of Pointe Milou, this one-of-a-kind home faces east and boasts sensational views and wonderful breezes. All white, with Greek, Croatian, Moroccan and Mediterranean inspirations, this villa is often featured in magazines and is suited for the discriminating buyer who requires luxury and privacy. This four-bedroom villa with pool and Jacuzzi extends over 5,400 square-meters and overlooks a bay, accessible by private path.

California$44,975,000 USD | Rancho Santa Fe, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by world-renowned architect Guy Dreier and located in the exclusive covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, two-story walls of glass highlight the magnificent water features surrounding the home and showcase spectacular sculptures. A thoughtful design that perfectly melds technology, art, and natures create an unforgettable ambience; indoor and outdoor living spaces, tennis courts, zero-edge pool, staff quarters, master suite with fireplace, and meticulous landscaping are only part of what defines this masterpiece.

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ChileUF403.500 | Chilean Patagonia | Chile Sotheby’s International Realty

Hacienda Three Lagos is one of the most exclusive properties in Chilean Patagonia; with more than 2,000 square-meters of living space on over 1,000 hectares of Patagonian land, the home features direct access to three different lakes. One of the property’s signature features is a two-bedroom floating cabin on one of its lakes, said to be the only floating cabin of its kind in South America.

Austria14.700.000 € EUR | Salzburg, Austria | Austria Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as the “Fondachhof,” this home finds itself if one of the finest locales within Salzburg. Located at the foot of the Gaisberg and embedded in a private park, this palatial residence can reach the center of Salzburg in minutes by foot. Grand landscaping, fountains, and an enclosed gazebo dot the grounds of this remarkable property.

Italy16.000.000 € EUR | Bulluno, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

This extraordinary chalet offers the beauty and comfort found in five-star resorts. Located in the area closest to the famous “promenade” in Cortina, it offers a breathtaking view of the Dolomites and Cortina. The 870-square-meter chalet is arranged over four floors served by a private elevator and a service staircase. The atmosphere is designed to welcome guests and make its host comfortable; the modern interior design elegantly combines a combination of high-grade materials and finishes. A soundproofed private cinema, home theater sound system, and ultra-ergonomic chairs brings the Hollywood experience to the privacy of your own dwelling.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in June 2017

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

imagereader.aspx-2Price Upon Request | Puerto Montt, Chile | Chile Sotheby’s International Realty

Fundo Reñihué, the longtime home of the late conservationist and clothing entrepreneur Doug Tompkins, is now on the market for $10.5 million. Reñihué farm is a sprawling piece of property in the rugged Patagonia region of Chile that measures 1,750 acres.

A Sprawling —1,750-Acre—Farm and Estate in Rugged Patagonia, Chile – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Upstate New York – Sotheby’s International Realty®

Where the World’s Wealthiest Spend Their Weekends – Bloomberg

For sale: 6 charming cottages – The Week

Five homes with unusual subterranean spaces – Financial Times

Buying A Home Sight Unseen Is Easier Than Ever—and More Common – The Wall Street Journal

10 Homes That Are Modern-Living Goals—Inside And Out – Elle Decor

As Miami Developments Take a Breather, New Projects Are Rising in Nearby Cities – Mansion Global

UPDATE: Restored seaside house sells for more than $36 million in Palm Beach – Palm Beach Daily News

Vancouver Estate Shoots for a Record $47 Million – The Wall Street Journal

Southampton estate on Ox Pasture goes on the market for $13.5M – Curbed

Waterfront Architectural Masterpiece – NBC New York

Edwardian Craftsman in Jordan Park exudes period charm – SFGATE

Bronson Canyon living with a side of heavy metal – The Los Angeles Times

Sotheby’s Pulls in $161.3 M. at Impressionist and Modern Sale in London – ARTNews

The Art of VR opens at Sotheby’s in New York – GearBrain

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in April 2017

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 | Los Muermos, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos, Chile | Chile Sotheby’s International Realty

“The property sits on 8,000 acres of pristine land, 13 of which front the Pacific Ocean. There’s a main lodge that resides on one of the property’s three beaches, and inside, there’s 10,000-square-feet of amenities: a catering kitchen, a spa, a gym, a mediation room, and a heated pool. “

A Patagonian Investment Property That’s Either Hotel or Family Retreat – Mansion Global

Five Homes for a Blissful Retirement – Financial Times

Shaun White is Selling His $8 Million San Diego Home – Architectural Digest

A Rare New Mansion in Chicago’s Historic Gold Coast – Mansion Global

The CEO of Restoration Hardware Just Slashed the Price of His Enormous Napa Valley Home That’s Like a Real-life Catalog – Business Insider

Six Homes for Sale with Designer Interiors – Financial Times

Vineyard Dreams: Owning One of These Elite Properties Has to Be a ‘Love Affair’ – Mansion Global

Pasadena House Brings that Palm Springs Vacation Vibe – Los Angeles Times

Howard Hughes’ Legendary Lake Tahoe Estate Has Asking Price Reduced – Billionaire.com

A Former Brewery-Turned-Mixed-Use Building in San Francisco’s Mission District – Mansion Global

NYC Families are Bringing the Suburbs to the City – New York Post

House Hunting in… São Paulo – The New York Times

A Parisian Neighborhood for Affluent and Influential Families – Mansion Global

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

Sotheby’s to Host Burgundy Sale in London – The Drinks Business

The ‘Legendary’ Stotesbury Emerald Highlights Sotheby’s New York Jewelry Auction – Forbes

 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth 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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€ 3.950.000 EUR | Nazare, Leiria, Portugal | Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty

“A building of public interest since May 2003, this 12th-century farmhouse, 5km from Nazaré, is part of the old monastery of Alcobaça and once held the first agricultural school of Portugal.”

A Home for Surfing in Praia do Norte, Portugal – Financial Times

Ellen DeGeneres Lists Lavish Montecito Property for $45 Million –  Wall Street Journal

A Modernist Home in Mallorca with an Infinity Pool and Indoor Theater – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Croatia – Sotheby’s International Realty

Unearthing a 1930s Time Capsule in Pacific Palisades – Los Angeles Times

Want to Buy a Good All-Rounder? Five Homes with Circular Features – Financial Times

The U.S. Apartment Boom, Measured in Construction Cranes – Wall Street Journal

Historic Wildcatter Ranch & Resort in Texas Listed at Nearly $15 Million – Houston Chronicle 

Those Bathroom Mirrors? They Conceal TVs at Futuristic Hollywood Hills House – Los Angeles Times

Nexus Condo Tower Already 75% Sold Out – Curbed

Latin American Property Investments Gaining Popularity Among the Wealthy – Mansion Global

10 Homes That Are Modern-Living Goals – Inside and Out – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates Hires New Chief Marketing Officer – Inman News

Andy Warhol Portrait of Mao Goes on Auction in Hong Kong – BBC News

Pink Diamond Could Become Most Expensive Ever at Auction – CNBC

Video of the Week: Sprawling Ecological Compound in Puerto Montt, Chile

$10,900,000 USD | Puerto Montt, Chile | Chile Sotheby’s International Realty

This luxurious ecological reserve offers over 2,600 hectares of Valdivian forest and 800 hectares include prairies, recreational facilities, paths, and beaches thanks to its 10 km of Pacific Ocean coast. The complex comprised six luxurious villas and a main lodge. The lodge, located over one of the three beaches, has a surface area of 1,000 square-meters consisting of large social areas, a professional kitchen, a spa with a sauna and steam room, a gym, a meditation room and a heated pool.

 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in December 2016

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

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$5,388,000 CAD | Quebec, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec

“With 24 rooms, including an indoor ice rink, a gym, and several game areas, along with six bedrooms, the house not only has everything you need, but you barely have to lift a finger—or rather, you only have to lift a finger—to control it all. It’s a smart home with state-of-the-art technology including fingerprint lock systems and full media controls from the touch of a phone.”

A Quebec Castle with Smart-Tech Luxury – Mansion Global

Midcentury Modern Gets an Update in the Hollywood Hills – Los Angeles Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Chile – Sotheby’s International Realty

Ski Lodges on the Market – MoneyWeek

A Home for Surfing in Bells Beach, Australia – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Fiji – Sotheby’s International Realty

Real Housewife of Miami Lists Los Angeles House – Wall Street Journal

Los Feliz Home of Late Actor Ron Glass Lists for Sale at $1.85 Million – Los Angeles Times

Hot Property: Approachable Elegance in Orinda – SFGate

Nashville: ‘Music City’ has Amplified Appeal for Homebuyers – Financial Times

House Hunting in… Nicaragua – The New York Times

Chicago’s Gold Coast Offers Bustling City Living with a View of a Great Lake – Mansion Global

Want More Peace and Quiet? Move into These 10 Secluded Spaces – Elle Decor

7 Kitchen Decorating Ideas that are Already Trending for 2017 – House Beautiful 

JK Rowling Illustrated Manuscript Sells for $467,000 at Auction – Reuters

 

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Chile

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s expansion in South America with the opening of Chile Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, which is led by Javier Contreras, chief executive officer, will serve the luxury residential real estate market throughout Chile.

“Chile’s luxury real estate market has experienced impressive growth over the past few years providing an opportune time to expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand into the country,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We are pleased to welcome Chile Sotheby’s International Realty to our network.”

“Our mission is to provide our clients with personalized, quality service in order to deliver an exceptional buying and selling experience,” said Contreras.  “We are deeply knowledgeable about the markets we serve and cannot wait to share that insight with a network of potential buyers from around the world.  We are proud to be affiliating with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”

Chile Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 2467 Alonso de Cordoba St., Vitacura.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide. Chile Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com 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.

Sotheby’s International Realty® Network Reports Significant Gains for 2015

FL$159,000,000 USD | Hillsboro Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today reported that in 2015 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved approximately $80 billion in U.S. home sales volume (transaction sides multiplied by average sale price). Driven largely by a brand record of over 100,000 total transaction sides, this is the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand and marks a 13% increase from the prior year.                                                      

Global Growth

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand also reported growth in its global network, which now encompasses 63 countries and territories worldwide. At year-end, the network totaled 835 offices, a gain of nearly 10%, and more than 18,000 sales associates, up 14%.

“2015 was a record year for domestic franchise sales for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “This year alone, we have also added 12 international, independently owned and operated affiliate brokerage locations to our global network, which will drive accessibility to the increasing level of international buyers in key luxury markets.”

AUSPrice Upon Request | Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

Outside the United States, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand continued to expand into key markets in 2015.  The entire Gulf Region is poised for significant growth as the brand’s affiliate brokerage in the region, Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty, acquired the rights to deliver real estate services in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  The brand saw continued growth entering the countries of Andorra, Chile, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Nicaragua, while expanding its presence in Italy, Queensland, Australia and in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

VA$7,950,000 USD | Charlottesville, Virginia | Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand also added five independently owned and operated residential real estate firms and 73 new offices to its network across the United States. This past year witnessed continued growth by existing affiliate companies through mergers, acquisitions and recruiting.  Notable transactions included the coming together of three companies in Vermont and New Hampshire that resulted in one of the largest operators in those states under the Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty banner, and the acquisition of South Bay Brokers in Manhattan Beach by Vista Sotheby’s International Realty.  Several key open markets were also filled, namely: Baltimore, Md.; Block Island, R.I.; Charlottesville, Va. and Portland, Ore.

Last year The Wall Street Journal/REAL TrendsTop Thousand” ranked agents based on average sales price, recognizing the success of agents that specialize in the luxury real estate segment. The Sotheby’s International Realty brand had 75 of the top 250 (30%) individuals by average sales price. This achievement is reflective of the success of our efforts to further establish the brand as the voice of luxury.

In 2016 and for the ninth year in a row, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award.  In addition to its real estate ranking, the brand also came in fourth in the overall top 50, and second among the Top 50 “Systems with 250 or more units,” which is a ranking of all franchise systems across all categories with more than 250 locations.

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The Sotheby’s International Realty brand hosted several international networking events throughout the year exemplifying its truly global reach. An event in Rome brought together 27 affiliated companies from 19 countries within the European, Middle Eastern and African region while another event in Rancho Palos Verdes, California had representation from over 113 affiliated companies worldwide.  “Our international footprint is the cornerstone of our global esteem and our events around the world serve as a platform for our network to work together while developing relationships to increase referrals and share best practices on the exclusive line of Sotheby’s International Realty products to better serve their clients’ needs and meet their business goals,” said White.

Marketing

From a marketing perspective, the brand’s 2015 campaign delivered more than 1.2 billion impressions.  At the core of the Sotheby’s International Realty 2015 strategy was its relationships with pre-eminent media powerhouses in both print and online arenas to showcase unique properties from the brand’s worldwide network including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Bloomberg, Financial Times and as the exclusive real estate partner for Dwell.com.

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To mark the 40th year of Sotheby’s International Realty in the luxury residential real estate brokerage business, Philip White and Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, were joined by honorary guests of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand to ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on December 29, 2015. Additionally, the brand was featured with prime placement on the New York Stock Exchange video banner in Times Square. Running the entire month of December, the video was shown 15 times per day, reaching over 1.6 million daily visitors to Times Square and highlighted the brand’s lifestyle focus and drove viewers to sothebysrealty.com for more information.

Finally, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s website, sothebysrealty.com, was re-launched in 2015 to provide a fully immersive, responsive, video-based experience with unique content. With a focus on creating the best possible user experience, the new sothebysrealty.com continues the brand’s tradition of revolutionizing luxury real estate in the digital space. Last year the site saw the most traffic in its history with 14 million visits, a 30% increase year over year. The new Sotheby’s International Realty, website was recognized by the Web Marketing Association with the “2015 Outstanding Website WebAward” and by W3 with the “2015 W3 Gold Award.”

Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, each brokerage firm and its clients 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.