Winter 2015 RESIDE Magazine

The Winter 2015 Mountain Edition of RESIDE® magazine has arrived! Read our featured article, Escaping to Work below. 

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From the pages of RESIDE® | Luxury Homes and Lifestyles Around the World | Winter 2015 Mountain Edition

In bygone eras, secondary estates were built so the privileged could ride out harsh industrial winters in the comfort of balmy southern climates—think of the tycoons of Palm Beach, or the barons of Provence. Today’s business leaders may have the same instinct, but whereas the leisure classes of yore could retreat peacefully for months at a time, such extended departures no longer exist.

Working in the digital age means never being more than one or two bars of reception away from duty, even in the midst of escape. Simply unplugging is not an option. “We don’t have situations where people take even one or two weeks off and drop their business,” says Pat Donovan, Broker/Owner Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty in Whitefish, Montana. “They have to be able to work from their vacation home.”

Telluride$22,000, 000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Modern buyers are now as likely to head west as south, into the splendor of the Rocky Mountain region for scenery, tranquility and year-round entertainment. At the same time they need to stay connected, and homes and markets here must be designed to facilitate working remotely.

Luxury homes fitted with high speed internet, Wi-Fi and extended cellular and satellite service are mandatory, says Donna Clinton, Broker and COO of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty. “Executives want to make sure they’re accessible wherever they are in the valley,” she says, “so that’s never an issue here.”

Some form of workspace carved out—a dedicated office or elaborate “central command”—is also standard. Andrew Ernemann, Broker Associate at Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, says these can include multiple oversized flat screens and state-of-the-art computer and telecom networks. “We see some pretty advanced set-ups here. You sometimes wonder if you’re in someone’s residence or in a high tech office somewhere.”

Montana$3,000,000 USD | Whitefish, Montana | Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

In Whitefish, Pat Donovan has noticed executives are more apt to invite clients to their mountain retreats than travel away. The family home therefore doubles as a business and entertainment venue, and social spaces and overnight accommodations are important. “Homes need to have four beds and four baths, but those guest bedrooms also have to function as separate master suites. They can’t just be kids bunk rooms.”

A final factor integrating work and leisure is transportation. With more major airlines servicing these mountain markets, getting in and out has never been easier. Another trend to watch is the development of fly-in communities like The Refuge at Alpine Air Ranch in Star Valley, south of Jackson Hole. Private hangers linked to the central runway are included with each lot, so owners can maneuver their aircraft straight into their own “garage” after landing. Connectivity doesn’t get more direct than this.

Article provided by Derek Duncan exclusively for Sotheby’s International Realty®.

Altitude with Attitude | Dramatic Mountain Homes

The first edition of Art & Home is here, a new literary collaboration between Sotheby’s and Sotheby’s International Realty, showcasing all the elements of an extraordinary life. Eight times a year, it will engage readers with sophisticated content and beautiful images related to the art and real estate worlds. See below for the first Sotheby’s International Realty featured article, Altitude with Attitude.

Art_and_HomeArt & Home January-February 2015

Not long ago, modern mountain architecture was an aberration. Today, it’s a movement. Alpine architects are now in the rules-breaking business. They’re importing exotic materials and innovative ideas from around the world for a mile-high mash-up of contemporary design and modern sensibilities.

Refined is the new rustic.

Shed roofs are replacing complicated gables. Floating stairs are nudging out log staircases. Mini-skyscrapers are rising on mountaintops.

Edwards$7,995,000 USD | Edwards, Colorado | Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty

Modern mountain design encourages homeowners to toss aside notions of what a resort residence should be and redefine the vacation home experience. Advances in materials, construction techniques and engineering allow for more stylistic choices and greater personal expression in the most challenging locations and elevations. Those technical advances have also facilitated an important shift. Mountain residences no longer need be built as protective shelters against harsh environments. They can be inviting light-filled spaces animated by sun and brilliant vistas.

Imported materials, progressive designs and artisan crews come at a price, which is why avant garde architecture is typically found at the highest end of the market. “When you’re willing to pay $3,000 a square foot, that opens the door for craftsmanship and quality,” says Tye Stockton of Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty in Vail, Colo. “Affluent buyers are less concerned about budget and more concerned about the emotional feelings that gets stirred in them.”

FrancePrice Upon Request | Megeve, France | Propriétés de Megève Sotheby’s International Realty

Stockton is putting the finishing touches on his own modern mountain estate, one that hints at industrial design with steel I-beams and rolled steel decorative panels warmed up with imported reclaimed woods. The kitchen is sleek with stealth appliances and poured concrete countertops. Glass is one of modern architecture’s most fundamental materials, and Stockton employs it as a showstopper. A 10-foot-tall sliding glass wall system opens onto a quintessential Rocky Mountain panorama of jagged peaks and waterfalls. “In traditional mountain homes, solid walls are for hanging art. With modern, there’s expansive glass and the exterior is your art,” he says. “It’s magical.”

Modern is also unpredictable. And therein lies its seduction. “The more chances you take, the more creative the work,” says Stockton, “and the more exciting it is.”

Article provided by Iyna Caruso exclusively for Art & Home.

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An Entertainer’s Paradise in Telluride, Colorado| Video House Tour

One of the most extraordinary residences in the Telluride region. Privacy, views, and unparalleled amenities including a 75-foot indoor pool, AMF bowling alley, 2-lane indoor commercial shooting range, golf fairway and putting green with Bunker, 7-person hot tub, and a full-scale replica of the Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France.

$18,500, 000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in December 2014

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

2014_12_19 Aspen_Colorado$65,000,000 USD| Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

In a survey conducted earlier this year, 64% of wealthy Americans said they were likely to buy a legacy home to keep in the family, according to a report published earlier this year by Sotheby’s International Realty, which surveyed about 700 affluent consumers around the world.”

The Ultimate Heirloom: A Sprawling EstateThe Wall Street Journal

What You Get for … $1,400,000The New York Times

On the Market: A contemporary barn-style residence in the countryside in Salisbury, ConnecticutArchitectural Digest

Bruce Willis’ lakefront lodge in the woods in Hailey, IdahoArchitectural Digest

House hunting: 6 classic Florida housesThe Week

Home Builder’s New Sweet SpotCNBC

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Coverage Area To Represent Brand In Fort Worth, TexasSotheby’s International Realty

Housing Outlook 2015: 11 Predictions From The ExpertsForbes

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in December 2014

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

2014_12_12_Black Forest_Colorad$1,950,000 USD | Black Forest, Colorado | Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

The outside of the home, named Ventanas for its more than 300 windows, is an arc with 340-degree views of the Front Range.”

House hunting: 7 homes with gorgeous glass wallsThe Week

On the Market: A traditional Greek cliffside home with views of the sparkling Aegean SeaArchitectural Digest

House of the Day: A Historic Home from the Old WestThe Wall Street Journal

Luxury Living on the Mall Parking LotThe Wall Street Journal

What You Get for … $1,800,000The New York Times

In Berlin, New Spaces With Historic EchoesThe New York Times

New Baby Boomer Information From NAR ResearchNAR Economist Outlook Blog

The World’s Largest Truffle Goes to AuctionThe New Yorker

Petrus Leads Sotheby’s London Auction With Romanee-ContiBloomberg

Modern Mountain Living

Perched on top of mountains around the world, these homes are perfectly situated to experience sweeping panoramic views and provide a twist on mountain living with modern extravagance.

Carbondale_Colorado_Modern_Mountain$2,995,000 USD | Carbondale, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Modern with light-filled intimate spaces, this extraordinary residence will captivate the most discerning buyer. The front entrance opens to an enchanting, organic courtyard setting leading to the main residence and guest quarters. Open the doors to the elegance and warmth of reclaimed rosewood and teak floors, custom carved doors, inviting living and dining spaces and four fireplaces. Top this with energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing solar panels for heating the entire home. Outdoor fire pit and long outside “firewall” and recycling water features accent the outdoor spaces for extended enjoyment. Purposefully positioned on 5 irrigated acres with stunning views of Mt. Sopris and surrounding irrigated pastoral land.

Costa Brava_Spain_Modern_MountainPrice Upon Request | Costa Brava, Spain | Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty

Magnificent modern villa situated in the prestigious urbanization of Mas Nou. Panoramic sea views from every room of the property. This six bedroom, five bath home also has an open-plan kitchen, an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Malibu_California_Modern_Mountain$14,900,000 USD | Malibu, California | Sotheby’s International Realty Malibu Brokerage

Known as The Glass House, this modern mountain retreat is perched on the top of a mountain overlooking Leo Carrillo State Park. The unique glass-walled architecture not only creates a modern feel, but also offers sweeping ocean views from nearly every room. The property is on approx. 32 acres with 2 security gates, a detached guest house, parking for up to 20 +/- cars, surrounded by state park land. Includes a saltwater pool overlooking gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

Hawkes Bay_New Zealand_Modern_Mountain

$3,950,000 USD | Hawkes Bay, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

‘Matarangi’, which means Giant Skies, is set in 160 acres of land and offers two dwellings designed by the award winning architect Charlie Nott, featuring panoramic views across to the mighty Te Mata Peak. The main residence spans an expansive 711 sq m and flows seamlessly from the living areas to wide covered terraces and vast manicured lawns. The floor plan offers spacious formal and informal living rooms, a billiard room with a large adjoining office, generous bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a wonderful master bedroom suite with vast valley views. Light filled and welcoming, the two bedroom guest house is positioned for privacy with the tennis court and pool area close by.

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