Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in May 2014

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

Luxury Ranch | New Mexico$14,700,000 USD | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Main Downtown Brokerage

Country singer Randy Travis bought this 220-acre parcel from New Mexico’s former governor and fashioned it into a luxury ranch.

Randy Travis’ Luxury RanchBloomberg

Park-front locales remain NYC’s most valuable propertiesNew York Post

{Video} Want to live in Ron Howard’s home?The Wall Street Journal

Housing Paradox: All-cash sales rise as investor sales dip - USA Today Money

Asian investors still looking but in no hurry to buyInman News

Ex-Sharper Image CEO Sells His San Francisco Mansion For $10 MillionBusiness Insider

Realogy To Host Investor Day And Live Webcast On May 9, 2014MarketWatch

Realogy Reports Financial Results For First Quarter 2014 - MarketWatch

Selling a One-Cent Stamp for Millions of DollarsThe New Yorker

Rare 100 carat diamonds worth millions up for auctionThe Telegraph

 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in May 2014

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

Luxury Ranch / New Mexico$14,700,000 USD / Santa Fe, New Mexico / Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Main Downtown Brokerage

Country singer Randy Travis bought this 220-acre parcel from New Mexico’s former governor and fashioned it into a luxury ranch.

Randy Travis’ Luxury RanchBloomberg

Park-front locales remain NYC’s most valuable propertiesNew York Post

{Video} Want to live in Ron Howard’s home?The Wall Street Journal

Housing Paradox: All-cash sales rise as investor sales dip - USA Today Money

Asian investors still looking but in no hurry to buyInman News

Ex-Sharper Image CEO Sells His San Francisco Mansion For $10 MillionBusiness Insider

Realogy To Host Investor Day And Live Webcast On May 9, 2014MarketWatch

Realogy Reports Financial Results For First Quarter 2014 - MarketWatch

Selling a One-Cent Stamp for Millions of DollarsThe New Yorker

Rare 100 carat diamonds worth millions up for auctionThe Telegraph

 

7 World Class Equestrian Estates

This Saturday the 140th Kentucky Derby will be held at Churchill Downs, the infamous thoroughbred racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. As the first leg of the US Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, the event is as much known for its fashion as it is for the horse racing.

In honor of the 2014 Kentucky Derby, explore our collection of world class equestrian estates from around the globe.

Luxury Equestrian Property | Aledo, Texas

$15,900,000 USD | Aledo, Texas | William Trew Sotheby’s International Realty

One of the finest equestrian experiences in the world, this award-winning luxury horse property is truly unique. The versatile design is easily adaptable for any horse discipline.

World Class Equestrian Facility | Simi Valley, California

$39,500,000 USD | Simi Valley, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Located just thirty minutes outside Los Angeles, Hummingbird Nest Ranch is a world-class equestrian center specializing in the Hunter / Jumper style of horse riding. The 123 acre property includes a Grand Prix arena, rubber and sand mixed ring, derby grass arena, sixty stalls, three barns and a FAA-licensed helipad. The Ranch also includes a 17,000 square foot Spanish-style mansion which is perched atop a mountain and provides the most spectacular views of the verdant riding fields.

Luxury Horse Farm | Saxony, Germany

Price Upon Request | Saxony, Germany | NRW Immobilien Sotheby’s International Realty

“Gestuet Famos” is one ultramodern stud farm in Germany, built in 2002 on the premise of combining breeding and sport in the best possible manner. The building includes spacious stables, a brightly lit indoor arena and an exercising machine on the park-like property with large outdoor rings, paddocks and pastures.

Luxury Equestrian Estate | Cornwall, Connecticut

$17,500,000 USD | Cornwall, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Pinnacle Farm is a magnificent property that encompasses approximately 140 acres of pastures and hillsides which include a state-of-the-art equestrian facility and a stately residential estate. This country farm in Cornwall, Connecticut, nestled in a private valley, has been home to some of the finest Friesian horses in the world, and includes a veterinarian lab complete with x-ray facility, Belebro Training Mill, over fifty stalls by Loddon of England, a drive-in basement and a Farrier shop.

Equestrian Ranch | Celina, Texas

$15,000,000 USD | Celina, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

This incredible Texas ranch sits on 314 acres with over 15,000 square feet of main living space, 7 car garage, heated pool, spa, wine cellar; 3 stock ponds, two arenas, mare motel and stall & equipment barns.

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$16,000,000 USD | Lyford Cay, Bahamas | Lyford Cay Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated in the exclusive gated community of Lyford Cay are Moon Stone Stables, a beautifully landscaped 16 acre private equestrian centre. The farm is comprised of four main buildings which feature a total of 11 stables, numerous wrap around porches, a horse gym and multiple jumping areas.

World Class Equestrian Facility | Maple Park, IL

$7,200,000 USD | Maple Park, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

World Class Equestrian Training and Championship Performance Facility on 32 acres. Climate controlled stable and arena with 62 stalls and elegant, fully amenitized two-story clubhouse. 25 miles from O’Hare. Rare opportunity to acquire one of the most successful centers for dressage and equine excellence in the United States with a world class training program in place and prepared to remain.

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Kettle Lake Ranch in Canada | Video House Tour

Rarely does such an historic, strikingly beautiful, property come to the open market. Once owned by the infamous Ford family of Henry Ford heritage, this sprawling 242 Acre estate features 2 high-caliber houses, amazing mountain views, pristinely natural landscape, one of Alberta’s only covered bridges, horse barn, pasture, paddocks, storage and riding areas, outbuildings and several large lakes.

37 888 000 $ CAD | Calgary, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

California Wine Country: Quaint and Sophisticated

Post provided by guest contributing blogger, Avnish Brar, Marketing Assistant at Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco and Wine Country Brokerages.

Less than an hour from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California Wine Country provides a distinctive allure for those seeking a tranquil environment with impeccable weather, extraordinary food and of course, the sumptuous wine renowned throughout the world. ‘Wine Country’ is a common term used to reference the region that encompasses Sonoma and Napa counties.

California Wine Country Vineyards for Sale

French Country Vineyard Estate | Angels Camp, California | $2,895,000 USD

The various wines that hail from Wine Country are produced through the region’s diverse climate. The coastal fog along the Pacific cools the Russian River Valley on the west, which is an ideal site for producing cool climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The sundrenched eastern Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley are known for producing Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

In addition to the phenomenal wines that come from Sonoma and Napa, the region boasts an environment ideal for an outdoor lifestyle—from hiking through its regional parks, to attending outdoor concerts and farmer’s markets, or strolling through quaint towns that have their individual charms. And the food! There is no shortage of delicious farm-to-table food offered throughout Sonoma Valley. Communities gather for harvest season, an important part of the year that’s also known as ‘crush,’ to prepare garden-fresh meals that perfectly complement the year’s wine harvest.

Living in California Wine Country

Exclusive Meadowood Estate | St. Helena, California | $19,500,000 USD

“People come here for the rich cultural events, close-knit community and the natural beauty that vineyards offer,” said Jeffrey Gibson, brokerage manager of Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country and San Francisco Brokerages. “We have many buyers coming here to purchase their second or third homes. We also have clients looking to acquire their own wineries, while others are happy to buy a home with panoramic views overlooking the valley.”

The houses in Wine Country vary in style, from contemporary homes with a meditation room and spa, to those reminiscent of Italian villas.

Napa Valley Luxury Real Estate

Private Petaluma Estate| Petaluma, California | $3,200,000 USD

Discover all that California Wine Country has to offer.

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Sotheby's International Realty IncMany thanks to our guest blogger, Avnish Brar from Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country Brokerage, which recently acquired four offices in Wine Country including the Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Napa-based operations Frank Howard Allen Realtors and which offers their local and international clientele regional expertise.

California Wine Country: Quaint and Sophisticated

Post provided by guest contributing blogger, Avnish Brar, Marketing Assistant at Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco and Wine Country Brokerages.

Less than an hour from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California Wine Country provides a distinctive allure for those seeking a tranquil environment with impeccable weather, extraordinary food and of course, the sumptuous wine renowned throughout the world. ‘Wine Country’ is a common term used to reference the region that encompasses Sonoma and Napa counties.

California Wine Country Vineyards for Sale

French Country Vineyard Estate / Angels Camp, California / $2,895,000 USD

The various wines that hail from Wine Country are produced through the region’s diverse climate. The coastal fog along the Pacific cools the Russian River Valley on the west, which is an ideal site for producing cool climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The sundrenched eastern Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley are known for producing Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

In addition to the phenomenal wines that come from Sonoma and Napa, the region boasts an environment ideal for an outdoor lifestyle—from hiking through its regional parks, to attending outdoor concerts and farmer’s markets, or strolling through quaint towns that have their individual charms. And the food! There is no shortage of delicious farm-to-table food offered throughout Sonoma Valley. Communities gather for harvest season, an important part of the year that’s also known as ‘crush,’ to prepare garden-fresh meals that perfectly complement the year’s wine harvest.

Living in California Wine Country

Exclusive Meadowood Estate / St. Helena, California / $19,500,000 USD

“People come here for the rich cultural events, close-knit community and the natural beauty that vineyards offer,” said Jeffrey Gibson, brokerage manager of Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country and San Francisco Brokerages. “We have many buyers coming here to purchase their second or third homes. We also have clients looking to acquire their own wineries, while others are happy to buy a home with panoramic views overlooking the valley.”

The houses in Wine Country vary in style, from contemporary homes with a meditation room and spa, to those reminiscent of Italian villas.

Napa Valley Luxury Real Estate

Private Petaluma Estate/ Petaluma, California / $3,200,000 USD

Discover all that California Wine Country has to offer.

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Sotheby's International Realty IncMany thanks to our guest blogger, Avnish Brar from Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country Brokerage, which recently acquired four offices in Wine Country including the Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Napa-based operations Frank Howard Allen Realtors and which offers their local and international clientele regional expertise.

Sophisticated Gentlemen’s Farm in Vermont | Video House Tour

This stunning 36 acre country estate sits on a dead end road just 15 minutes from Mount Snow. A timber frame great room features a wall of south facing windows overlooking a large pond, stone wall lined fields and mountain views.

$1,200,000 USD | East Dover, Vermont | Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | August 2013

From a historic cattle and exotic game ranch in Texas to a palatial oceanfront compound on Florida’s exclusive Jupiter Island, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale celebrates the wide open space lifestyle.

luxury ranches for sale texas

$85,000,000 USD | Mountain Home, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Texas — The legendary Y.O. Ranch is 29,000± acre parcel in Mountain Home, Texas.  Purchased in 1880, the ranch  became headquarters for the Schreiner Cattle Company. Throughout 5 generations, the ranch is notable for many firsts, including establishing a registry for Texas Longhorns that brought the legendary breed back from the brink of extinction, and for introducing exotic hoof stock that earned the ranch a reputation worldwide as ‘America’s Original Game Ranch’. With an established infrastructure, the ranch is a notable destination its for native and exotic game preserve, animal auctions, ranch tours, private events, and recreational activities.

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$72,000,000 USD | Hobe Sound, Florida | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Jupiter Island, Florida — Luxurious Bahamian-inspired estate designed and custom-built in 2010 by international superstar Celine Dion for her and her family. Located on the exclusive Jupiter Island, this 5,5 acre property with over 415 linear feet on the Atlantic Ocean is being sold turn-key with almost all its contents.

east hampton luxury homes for sale

$45,000,000 USD | East Hampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

East Hampton, New York — Recently finished, this master-built estate sits on 2.8± acres with a pool, tennis, cabanas, and direct oceanfront. Intricate details throughout, the house features an impressive entry hall, enormous great room with wet bar and covered outdoor deck, library, formal dining room, world-class chef’s kitchen, six fireplaces, eight en suite bedrooms including the master suite with covered ocean view deck. A private walkway leads to a changing room cabana before spilling out to the ocean beach.

luxury real estate for sale in russia

$38,000,000 USD | Russia | Moscow Sotheby’s International Realty

Russia — Magnificent estate home surrounded by nature. The main home has 3 levels and features 6 bedrooms, main kitchen with food elevator, 2 indoor gardens, home cinema, billiard room and library. There are also a 1200 sqm guest house, a detached 3 level spa with an exercise room, entertainment room, massage room and swimming pool.

equstrian ranches for sale wellington florida

$27,900,000 USD | Wellington, Florida | Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty

Wellington, Florida — Exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase 90± acres, the largest contiguous property close to all equestrian venues.  Simpatico Farms features a regulation Polo field, multiple barns with 82 stalls, exercise track, stick and ball fields, 20 paddocks, 2 apartments and a 3 bedroom house.

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Charming Equestrian Estate in Danville, California | Video House Tour

Private, gated Ranch Estate in California entirely renovated in 2011 and adorned with luxurious features in tranquil surroundings of the Mt Diablo Foothills. Main house great room boasts oak beams, cathedral ceiling and hand crafted random plank floors antiqued and finished on site.

$3,495,000 USD |  Danville, California | People & Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Horse Stables | An Equestrian Lovers Dream

The convenience of a horse facility on your very own property is any devoted equestrian’s dream. A private stable provides the ability to ride at your leisure and closely care for your most prized possessions—your horses.

Take a moment to enjoy some inspiration from our collection of properties with world-class horse stables.

Germany Horse Stable

Saxony, Germany | $25,000,000 USD | NRW Immobilien Sotheby’s International Realty

“Gestuet Famos” is one ultramodern stud farm in Germany, built in 2002 on the premise of combining breeding and sport in the best possible manner. The building includes spacious stables, a brightly lit indoor arena and an exercising machine on the park-like property with large outdoor rings, paddocks and pastures.

Colorado Horse Stable

Woody Creek, Colorado | $28,750,000 USD | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

This 35 acre horse ranch in Colorado features a charming historic barn and regulation size roping arena-large enough for stick and ball practice or a jumping course. There are three outdoor lighted paddocks with shelters for six horses, and multiple large irrigated pastures with year-round live water.

Hawaii Horse Stable

Kula, Hawaii | $3,450,000 USD | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

This contemporary, Eco-friendly equestrian estate in Hawaii, has been featured in the Luxury Homes and Maui No Ka Oi magazines for its sustainability. Heat lamps, hot water wand for bathing, automatic insect mister, even an infrared camera to monitor the horses are among the state-of-the art amenities of this magnificent barn.

Connecticut Horse Stable

Cornwall, Connecticut | $17,500,000 USD | Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty

From the Vet Lab to the Belebro Training Mill to the Farrier Area, “Pinnacle Farm” is one-of-a-kind horse facility. The Equipment Building on this Connecticut horse farm, includes a Vet lab with x-ray facility, darkroom, pharmacy storage, full-service generator, sprinkler system, poured rubber flooring, breeding area and breeding shed with stall and palpation shute.

California Horse Stable

Simi Valley, California | $39,500,000 USD | Sotheby’s International Realty- Beverly Hills Brokerage

This mountaintop Spanish-style mansion features the “Hunter Jumper” equestrian center. This equestrian home in California has a unique facility with a grand Prix arena, rubber and sand mixed ring, Derby Grass arena, 100k PA system, 60 stalls in 3 barns, 3 wells, water-purified irrigation and 2 large warehouses.

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