Tom Cruise’s Telluride Home | House Tour

Actor and producer Tom Cruise is best known for his roles as Joel Goodsen in Risky Business, Maverick in Top Gun and the lead role in the romantic comedy Jerry Maguire. With three Academy Awards nominations and three Golden Globe wins, the busy actor has decided to list his Telluride Estate for sale because he hasn’t been able to use it much in the past few years, according to listing agent Bill Fandel.

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Cruise spent several years constructing the native stone and cedar home, nestled deep within the rarest assemblage of rolling meadows and mature forest just 12 minutes from the historic resort town of Telluride, Colorado. The property offers the ultimate retreat for those seeking privacy, scenic beauty and serenity.

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The home was completed in 1994 and features a warm and inviting 10,000-square-foot main house with four bedrooms and six bathrooms, a recreation room, a library and a gym. A storybook 1,600-square-foot guesthouse with three bedrooms and three baths is also part of this quiet mountain estate.

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The property’s vast acreage is threaded by a private trail system providing gated access into tens of thousands of acres of surrounding National Forest and magnificent views of 14,000-foot mountain peaks. The sprawling property also features a sports court for ice hockey, tennis and basketball.

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The home is currently listed for sale with Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty in Colorado.

Cozy Home Comforts

When the weather begins to get cooler, we naturally gravitate towards warm, cozy sanctuaries. A fireplace can turn a room into the ultimate indoor retreat for comfort and relaxation while a fire pit creates a warm gathering space for continued outdoor entertainment. Explore six stylish winter homes with inviting spaces centered around a source of warmth.

Connecticut$3,195,000 USD | Colebrook, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Connecticut

Rock Hall in Connecticut was designed in 1912 by noted American architect Addison Cairns Mizner for Jerome Alexandre, scion of the Alexandre Steamship Company. Replete with original architectural details, the meticulously restored 10,000 square foot manor house is located on a 23 acre estate. The five bedroom home has a free form pool which adjoins a spa and stone pool house. A free-standing yoga studio, tennis court and Pétanque court are also located on the property.

Quebec2 689 000 $ CAD | Quebec, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec

Canada

This private, contemporary ski-in, ski-out home in Canada is set on 11 acres and has spectacular views of Mont St-Sauveur. The open concept layout is excellent for entertaining with indoor and outdoor lounge areas, an indoor pool, bar, wine cellar and separate guest area.

Rhode Island$8,750,000 USD | Jamestown, Rhode Island | Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

Rhode Island

This 8,000 square foot Rhode Island oceanfront estate sits on seven acres near the tip of Beavertail on the island of Jamestown, overlooking the Newport Harbor.  The home is designed to showcase views of the ocean and surrounding conservation land. Plentiful outdoor entertaining spaces include an oceanside stone terrace with kitchen, spa, colorful gardens and fire pit.

Colorado$6,925,000 USD | Beaver Creek, Colorado |Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Colorado

Hundreds of aspen trees envelope this beautiful Colorado ski-in home making it feel like your own private forest. With two masters, a media room and a wine room, this residence is the epitome of a true mountain home retreat. The home has a total of seven bedrooms, more than four fireplaces and an outdoor spa.

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

France

This seven bedroom, seven bathroom mountain chalet in France has panoramic views of the valley below. The ski-in, ski-out home is set on the slopes and has ample room for entertaining. In addition to many comfortable lounge areas around the home with fireplaces, the chalet also has a wine room, a spa room and indoor pool with hot tub.

California$10,500,000 USD | San Diego, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

 California

This 10,000 square foot home sits on San Diego’s historic Point Loma Peninsula. The home was built to take advantage of the curvature of the land where it sits and benefit from 180 degree views of the ocean, bay, Shelter Island and Coronado. Vaulted open-beamed ceilings and floor to ceiling windows are carried throughout the home with many places for entertaining, including an outdoor patio with fire pit, pool and spa.

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | October 2014

From a stately country home in Brussels to a New York City home occupying an entire floor with 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

New York$85,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York- Perched high atop the prestigious Sherry Netherland Hotel, this extraordinary renovated residence boasts 100 linear feet overlooking Central Park and offers stunning 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and other celebrated landmarks. This gracious 15-room residence comprises the entire 18th Floor of the building. This spectacular abode offers the rare opportunity to own a stylishly renovated residence in one of New York’s finest Pre-War cooperatives. Services and amenities offered by The Sherry Netherland include full concierge services, 24-hour doormen and elevator attendants, daily housekeeping and evening turn-down services, valet parking, room service provided by the renowned Harry Cipriani, a fitness center, barber shop and beauty salon.

Telluride$59,000,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Colorado-Nestled deep within the rarest assemblage of rolling meadows and mature forest just 12 minutes from the historic resort town of Telluride, Colorado, this property offers the ultimate retreat for those seeking privacy, scenic beauty and serenity. A warm and inviting main house and story-book guest house are situated upon a rise overlooking the regions towering 14,000-foot peaks. The property’s vast acreage is threaded by a private trail system providing gated access into tens of thousands of acres of surrounding National Forest.

ItalyPrice Upon Request | Olbia Tempio, Italy | Milan Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy- Located a few steps from one of the most famous beaches and villages on the Costa Smeralda, the Mediterranean style villa, The Celvia, was designed in the ’70s by Savin Couelle. The five bedroom home has ample entertaining space with an outdoor kitchen including a barbecue with pizza oven, set next to a garden with a wonderful swimming pool gazebo, chairs, sofas and beds.

BrusselsPrice Upon Request | Brussels, Belgium | Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty

Brussels- This stately home is in the area of “Markgraaf,” one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Belgium with its gardens, meadows and forests. The prestigious country estate built in 1851 and rebuilt in 2002 consists of a main manor house, a cottage, a guesthouse plus stables, riding stables with in and outdoor riding facilities, a concierge home and various outbuildings. Amsterdam, Paris and London are conveniently and quickly reached by plane or train.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in October 2014

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

2014_10_31_Tom Cruise_Telluride$59,000,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

The star’s nearly 10,000-square-foot main house has a gym, recreation room and library.”

Tom Cruise Lists in Telluride for $59 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

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Brussels Is Craving CubesWall Street Journal

The ‘Best Property In Spain’ Is Found On The Island Of IbizaLuxurious Magazine

On the Market: A historic 18th-century farmstead in Lancaster, PennsylvaniaArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A classic country manor in Lakewood, ColoradoArchitectural Digest

House of the Day: A House for Kayaking in CaliforniaThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A charming Victorian farmhouse in a historic village in Barrington, IllinoisArchitectural Digest

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand to Enter St. MartinSotheby’s International Realty

What You Get for … $1,100,000The New York Times

Actor-writer Bob Odenkirk puts his ’50s home up for saleThe Los Angeles Times

Master of ColourSotheby’s 

Vincent Van Gogh’s Enduring FascinationSotheby’s

Outdoors Are In

From the pages of RESIDE® | Luxury Homes and Lifestyles Around the World | Fall 2014 Master Edition

Out is the new in.  Plush sofas, area rugs, stone fireplaces–for the past several years, traditional furnishings and design elements that were once relegated exclusively to interiors have been trickling to exteriors, with homeowners creating exquisite residential spaces under the skies for relaxation and entertaining.

And it’s not only the living room that has gone rogue.  The solitary, standard patio barbeque grill has been replaced with sophisticated, gourmet kitchens complete with pizza ovens, flat screen TVs and built-in espresso machines.  After cooking alfresco, homeowners wine and dine with family and friends under the stars and glittery chandeliers, followed by open-air movies or sports on pop-up screens.

KSG9V4 Thailand$2,750,000 USD | Koh Samui, Thailand | Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty

Nowadays “people don’t want to be confined to inside anymore,” says Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty in Montecito, CA.  They want the option to literally spread out—and to interact with nature with the same comfort and style that they enjoy indoors.

Indeed, when pros specializing in residential design were surveyed by the American Society of Landscape Architects to rate the popularity of outdoor design elements for 2014, kitchens and entertainment spaces were second most popular, at 92 percent (gardens and landscaped spaces came in first at 94.2 percent).

Of course, in certain parts, this indoor/outdoor approach to living isn’t new at all.  “This has been the lifestyle in Hawaii,” says Dodie MacArthur of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  “Whatever activities you can do indoors you can do outdoors.”

KDQWM6 Montecito$12,900,000 USD | Montecito, California | Sotheby’s International Realty- Montecito-Coast Village Road

Surprisingly, that’s also now the mindset in areas that aren’t particularly warm year-round.  “Outdoor living is a really big trend here over the last couple of years,” says Andrew Ernemann, a broker associate at Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.  Although they have a short warm weather season, Ernemann’s clients want to maximize their time outdoors when they stay in Aspen.

But the trend isn’t just about stepping out and reclining on a deck or patio.  It’s far grander than that.  “It’s about creating a personal destination.  People want the entire experience of the best resorts in the world, incorporated into their outdoor spaces and customized for their needs,” says MacArthur.

One of the best ways to achieve a seamless, organic flow with an open floor plan is by utilizing floor to ceiling sliding or swinging glass doors, suggests Perkins, “so the outside isn’t a secondary defined area, but more of a smooth transition from inside to outside.”

3299vb BarbadosPrice Upon Request | Saint James, Barbados | West Coast Villas Sotheby’s International Realty

When considering the creation of outdoor living spaces such as a dining room, living room and kitchen, do work with a landscape architect and/or interior designer with experience in indoor/outdoor living.  And Brooklyn-based designer Lyani Powers says that a good approach is to plan the entire project at once, taking into account basic necessities such as plumbing, heat and electricity, audio and visual equipment and wireless/internet connectivity.  There may also be structural additions, such as pergolas, loggias or lanais, for shade and protection.

There are outdoor living solutions for all types of climates, even rain and cold.  “Open but covered is the way to go,” says Krista Hunter of Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty in Thailand.  “Otherwise you run the risk of not being able to use your outdoor space for much of the time.”  In Aspen, some homeowners add roofs over their outdoor living rooms so they can still be utilized in the winter.

ZZSGLS Hawaii$11,950,000 USD | Hawi, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

Most outdoor areas typically feature recreational zones, which can include a hot tub and swimming pool.  But consider adding wow factors to enhance the outdoor experience:  a pool table, a life-size chess set, a putting green and a bocce ball court.   Take it a step further with a complete bar, which can connect visually to the nearby kitchen zone, where function is at a maximum with every state-of-the-art stainless steel appliance that’s incorporated in standard indoor kitchens, plus a variety of extras:  a hooded grill with a built-in fryer and smoker, a pizza oven, a rotisserie, a wine cooler, icemaker and wet bar, a cappuccino and espresso machine, and of course, ample storage space, work stations and countertops with stools for casual eating.

SY9BJT Colorado$20,000,000 USD | Woody Creek, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Adjacent to the kitchen would be a dining zone.   For a cozy effect, cover it with a pergola and then hang a decadent chandelier over the table to set the mood at twilight.   After a fine meal, meander over to the living room zone.   If cool weather is a factor, think about including a heating system – which may range from traditional patio heaters to a built-in fireplace or radiant heat.  This space in particular should offer ample ambient lighting, entertainment in the form of audio and/or visual equipment designed specifically for the outdoors and comfortable seating (upholstered in outdoor fabrics, of course), area rugs and accessories, but do keep in mind one rule of thumb, stipulates HGTV and STYLE Network expert Kelly Edwards:  all of the exterior spaces must coordinate aesthetically with your interior décor, so that your home – inside and out– is cohesive and visually appealing.

Other than that, when going out, the sky’s the limit.

Article provided by Claudia Gryvatz Copquin exclusively for Sotheby’s International Realty®.

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Significant Sales Volumes 5 & 6 2014

The latest issue of Significant Sales features top sales from around the world, beginning with a sophisticated condominium in Manhattan with 360-city and park views. Also featured is a majestic waterfront home in Australia, an inviting home in the heart of downtown Aspen and over forty other properties from across the globe.

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Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage | $25,000,000 USD | New York, New York

New York- Perched on the 30th and 31st floors of a white-glove limestone condominium, this impressive duplex boasts phenomenal 360-city and park views from 52 oversized windows. Spanning 6,286 square feet, the sprawling 12 room apartment has 10 foot ceilings and grandly proportioned rooms. The gracious floor plan is distinguished by a large gallery with a sweeping staircase and features a huge corner Living room with wood-burning fireplace, a library and an elegant Dining room, as well as a cozy study. There is also a state-of-the-art Kitchen, windowed Breakfast room, Staff bath and a conveniently placed Powder room. Upstairs the private quarters include a massive Master suite comprised of three rooms and baths plus a vast walk in closet/dressing room. There are two additional bedrooms and an enormous Media room, also with ensuite bathroom.

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Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty | $30,000,000 AUD | Sydney, Australia

Sydney- One of Australia’s most outstanding homes, this property is situated in Point Piper’s best position, north facing with uninterrupted views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The home has an exceptional and seldom offered street to water position with absolute deep water frontage and boat house on title with full slipway and deep water jetty. Designed by renowned Gergely & Pinter Architects, the home is ideal for entertaining on a grand scale, overlooking the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour. The views encapsulate 180 degrees from the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and right through to Manly. The substantial accommodation and facilities include six bedroom suites and eight-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as separate self-contained apartment with private entrance.

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Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty | $17,000,000 USD | Colorado, USA

Colorado- Offering a rare combination of attributes that are unmatched by any other residential offering, this property is highly prized for its one-of-a-kind location in the heart of downtown Aspen,  up-close views of Aspen Mountain, unforgettable roof top deck with bar and hot tub, unsurpassed commitment to craftsmanship and luxurious finishes and furnishings. There are five bedrooms, eight and- a-half baths and 9,000 square feet of living plus common areas, garage and storage.

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Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty | Sales Price Undisclosed | Texas, USA

Texas- Located in the Texas Hill Country, with 4.5 miles of both sides of the beautiful Sabinal River, the property is shaded by huge century-plus old cypress trees and Little Creek. It was offered for the first time in more than 80 years. Picturesque improvements include a 1930s main home and guesthouse, staff cabin, vintage farm house, barn, equipment sheds and cattle pens.

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 Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty | $15,000,000 USD | California, USA

California- On the most elegant street in the most sought-after neighborhood in Palo Alto, this home is truly a rare find. At over 20,000 square feet, the lot is exceptionally large for Palo Alto and offers a feel of genteel privacy to its residents. The property includes not only the main house with the finest finishes from around the world and a grand front entrance but also a pool, spa, sport court and covered outdoor living/dining area with fireplace and built-in barbeque. The pool house includes a full bathroom, shower and steam room. Originally built in 1925, the home and grounds have been renovated with painstaking care, designed to work for today’s modern living while keeping in harmony with its historical heritage.

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Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty | $24,000,000 USD | California, USA

California- In 1927, on Chalon Road in the hills of Bel-Air, the owners of a dramatic 1.5 acre parcel with aweinspiring vistas hired an emerging architect, Gordon B. Kaufmann, to develop a unique vision for their property. The result is a truly iconic home that today is considered by experts to be a significant part of the architectural history of Los Angeles. Lovingly renovated and meticulously maintained, this extremely rare offering has been expanded and updated to accommodate 21st century living while graciously preserving the integrity and resplendence of the original design. Abundant detailing and amenities are found throughout the home’s three-level, 11,505 square foot floor plan. The generous use of rich varietal woods, ornately carved stone and light fixtures fashioned from sterling silver, onyx and fine crystal are superb representations of the era’s artisan craftsmanship.

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Trentaz Ranch at Starwood in Aspen, Colorado | Video House Tour

Secluded estate located on a hillside and encompassing 35 breathtaking acres that border the 40 acre Starwood Community Meadow! The property includes 4 building sites — 2 that are currently improved and 2 that are undeveloped. This was one of the first properties developed in Starwood and the original home of legendary Norwegian Olympic Gold Medalist of 1952, Stein Eriksen.

$16,500,000 USD  | Aspen, Colorado| Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in August 2014

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$27,700,000 USD | Lakewood, Colorado

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty and Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty

The estate was home to the late Vernon F. Taylor Jr. , former president of Westhoma Oil, and his wife Ann Bonfoey Taylor, a clothing designer who was admired for her style and appeared in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Known for entertaining, the Taylors were friends with Prince Philip and Princess Anne of Great Britain and had them as guests at the home, according to their son, Vernon F. Taylor III, who said he recalls having lunch with Princess Anne.

“When somebody really important came into town, it was a place that was invariably chosen to entertain them,” the younger Mr. Taylor said.

Colorado Lakefront Home Asks $27.7 Million —The Wall Street Journal

Europe House of the Day: Cliff-Top Home in the Western AlgarveThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Chic and Comfortable Scandinavian DesignThe Wall Street Journal

Three Homes With Private Beaches for SaleThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Cliffside Cottage on Martha’s VineyardArchitectural Digest

Comeback of an Abstract Artist—60 Years After His DeathThe Wall Street Journal

Jayer Among Netscape Co-Founder Clark’s Wine at Sotheby’sBloomberg

Nostalgic ‘Old Master Q’ Comic Celebrated in Hong KongThe Wall Street Journal

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week of July 2014

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$10,750,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

John Denver was famous for songs that extolled the beauty of nature and his Colorado home, including “Rocky Mountain High.”

Now home buyers have a chance to experience firsthand what he meant.

John Denver’s Onetime Rocky Mountain Home Lists for $10.75 Million The Wall Street Journal

Million-Dollar U.S. Housing Loans Surge to Record LevelBloomberg

House of the Day: ‘Modern Medieval’ in Ohio – The Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Tucked Away in Shinnecock Hills – The Wall Street Journal

What You Get for … $1,700,000The New York Times

Asia House of the Day: A Penthouse View in the Philippines – The Wall Street Journal

Lavish Clubhouses Woo Luxury Home Buyers – The Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s [International Realty] Sees Huge Potential in IndiaOverseas Property Professional Magazine

Home of the Day: Ojai Villa Offers a Taste of TuscanyLA Times

Greg Louganis Sells Malibu Home with Custom Diving PoolLA Times

Real Estate’s Twitter Stars – The Wall Street Journal

A Big Test for Vintage PhotosThe Wall Street Journal

Auction Houses Seek a Competitive Edge The New York Times

Stunning Auction Highlights The New Faces Of Middle Eastern ArtThe Huffington Post

Mountain Living | A River of Dreams

From the pages of RESIDE® | Luxury Homes and Lifestyles Around the World | Summer 2014 Mountain Edition

Disciples know fly fishing transcends mere sport. It is an act of immersion and communion, a form of rejuvenation and rumination. No wonder buyers who have achieved a higher station in life are so often drawn to fishing and properties that deliver it.

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$9,950,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Great trout fishing exists across the country, but the Rocky Mountain region offers a rarified combination of majestic rivers, breathtaking scenery and cultural destinations. Ed Liebzeit, President and COO of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty in Wyoming, says the ultimate standard for fishing properties, primarily along the Snake River, is “live water” access—essentially to own a section of the shore and thus the privilege of walking into the river from your home. Such listings, however, are rare.

“Even at premium prices,” he notes, “there aren’t a lot of properties that have direct river or creek frontage.” They begin around $2.5 million for land and can exceed $10 million for parcels with homes. “When they (go on the market)”, Liebzeit says, “they create a lot of excitement.”

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$24,250,000 USD | Steamboat Springs, Colorado | Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty

Some of Colorado’s best trout fishing is found near Steamboat Springs on the Yampa and Elk Rivers, which Cam Boyd, Broker/Owner of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, says are exceptionally well fed throughout the spring and summer due to the region’s large annual snowpack. Properties here range from smaller estates to prestige ranches hundreds of acres in size.

“Colorado is also different than many states,” Boyd points out, “because you own the property underneath the river. So the river is private property that others can’t trespass upon.” This means additional privacy, and also the ability for owners to arrange boulders to create “custom” pools, holes and feeding areas that attract fish.

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$5,250,000 USD | Ketchum, Idaho | Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty

Many of the premier fishing estates near Sun Valley, Idaho, are located along a designated 12-mile catch-and-release section of the Big Wood River. But Gary Vinagre, Associate Broker at Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty, says that experienced anglers—and savvy property owners—know that smaller creeks and feeder springs can be equally fertile water.  Continue Reading >

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