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 | September 2014

From a private peninsula in South Florida to a medieval castle in Italy, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

Florida$60,000 USD | Key Biscayne, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida- This grand waterfront estate sits on a private peninsula overlooking Biscayne Bay in South Florida. The 2-acre gated property has 2,000 feet of water frontage with the Miami skyline as a backdrop. The 12,000 square foot home has 6 bedrooms and full baths, pool, gazebo area and private deep water yacht harbor.

Italy28.000.000 € EUR | Sienna, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy- The Castle of Modanella extends over 630 hectacres not far from the medieval city of Siena. The castle has been updated over the years, but still retains the appearance of a real fortress. The courtyard features a charming loggia, gardens, view of the vineyards, olive groves and the countryside.  Farm houses on the property have been meticulously restored and given comfortable and luxurious interiors with big gardens, four large swimming pools and a tennis court. There are currently 18 hectares of vineyards with vine varieties of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Viognier.

New York$35,100,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York- A limited edition collection of six, just completed, penthouses atop the famed Puck Building in the heart of SoHo are now available. Masterfully designed, the sprawling condominium loft Penthouses have been reverentially crafted to retain their inherent, authentic loft character with soaring barrel-vaulted ceilings, cast-iron columns, and oversize windows. Luxuriously updated for gracious 21st-Century living, the expansive open layouts perfectly harmonize the best of both modern loft and prewar aesthetics with no detail left unconsidered. Each residence enjoys sweeping cinematic views, while three offer the rare privilege of deep, set-back outdoor terraces.

SwitzerlandPrice Upon Request | Lugano, Switzerland | Fontana Sotheby’s International Realty

Switzerland- Villa Wellingtonia, a real Art Nouveau jewel, is situated on the shores of Lake Lugano, in the residential area of Figino. The property faces east and has wonderful panoramic 180 degree views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Built in 1912, it was completely renovated between 2000 and 2003 and its interiors were re-designed by Axel Vervoordt. The home features a fitness room, heated infinity swimming pool and it’s own private beach with direct lake access.

France22.000.000 € EUR | Paris, France | Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby’s International Realty

France- Located in Paris in the Pantheon Historic quarter, this 500 square meter mansion dates back to the 18th century and is a historical monument. The home is accessed by a stoned courtyard in front of an ancient façade. Entirely renovated, this six bedroom home mixes the splendor of former days with modernity by including upgraded features such as an elevator, wine cellar and home theater.

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New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | July 2014

From a private beachfront masterpiece in Turks and Caicos to a sophisticated duplex in New York City, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

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$48,000,000 USD | Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Turks and Caicos—This private beachfront estate in the Caribbean is set on its own stretch of sand with unparalleled ocean water views. A main house and guest house combine for a seven bedroom tropical escape in an exclusive community. Sandy footpaths lead to several shaded outdoor lounging areas, ultimately guiding to an infinity-edge pool set directly in the sand.

NYC N+N

$44,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York—740 Park Avenue is one of Manhattan’s most celebrated residential landmarks designed by architect Rosario Candela. With rooms overlooking one of the most recognized boulevards in New York City, this newly renovated residence was finished to the highest standards and offers a chic contemporary take on a classic Park Avenue residence.

Paris N+N

28.500.000 € EUR | Paris, France | Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby’s International Realty

France— A private entrance gives access to this seven bedroom home in Paris. Chateaubriand used to live in this recently renovated home, now complete with vast living spaces, an elevator, a workshop, terraces and rooms overlooking the garden.

Hong Kong N+N

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

Hong Kong— This palatial European-style home sits on top of the town and faces south, offering almost 270-degree views of the ocean, greenery and the city skyline. The four bedroom home also features a swimming pool, roof terrace, and an elevator.

Brussels N+N

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

Belgium— With its gardens, meadows and forests, this property is integrated into one of the most beautiful and best kept areas in Belgium and southern Netherlands. The six bedroom manor is equipped with a splendid indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool as well as equestrian facilities including multiple riding arenas and beautifully designed gardens.

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Inspired by Tour de France | French Countryside Homes

The Tour de France is underway and while each year the course takes a slightly different route, it often winds through the French countryside. Explore these exquisite luxury homes in France with just the right amount of country charm.

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2.200.000 € EUR | Saint Remy De Provence, France | Propriétés de Provence Sotheby’s International Realty

This welcoming country house is just a few minutes walk from the center of Saint Remy de Provence. The home features six bedrooms and a large living room of about 100m2 with a fireplace which opens to a shaded terrace. The beautifully designed garden provides a welcoming invitation for relaxing around the pool.

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Price Upon Request | Anduze, France | Immobilière Foch Sotheby’s International Realty

This wine estate between Provence and Cevennes, includes a large country house overlooking the rolling countryside. The property is home to a beautiful garden with numerous species of flowers and plants including over 500 feet of ancient roses.The environment is truly a haven, offering a beautiful view of the landscape and surrounding hills.Grasse_France_Tour de France

2.900.000 € EUR | Grasse, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in a peaceful area between Grasse and Chateauneuf, this charming stone house has a beautiful view, a swimming pool, and a garret which could be converted into a guest apartment. The property is beautifully landscaped and filled with fruit trees.

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2.675.000 € EUR | Saint Remy De Provence, France| Propriétés de Provence Sotheby’s International Realty

This magnificently restored 17th and 18th century farmhouse is situated just a few minutes from Saint Remy de Provence. The home is set on 9 acres of landscaped grounds and olive groves. There is an immediate feeling of warmth and authenticity on entering this country home, complete with a modern pool and mountain views.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in April 2014

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

Penthouse Views in Monte Carlo, Monaco

 Panoramic Penthouse Views | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Price Upon Request
C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

Penthouse Views From Across the GlobeThe Wall Street Journal

$65 Million ‘Fendi Casa’ L.A. Estate Sold to Saudi BuyerThe Hollywood Reporter

Luxury Connecticut island that comes with its own cannonPursuitist

A Spiritual Retreat in the Philippines | Asia House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

House and Home and Art in California | House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

All The Bells and Whistles | On The MarketPalm Beach Daily News

From Bank to Abode | House of the Day  – The Wall Street Journal

Sound of Music in Suffern | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Grape Views in Malibu | House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

Love Me Do-odle! John Lennon’s Drawings To Be Auctioned OffABC News

Sotheby’s Plans Auction of Huge Yellow Diamond in MayLUXUO Blog

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in April 2014

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

Penthouse Views in Monte Carlo, Monaco

 Panoramic Penthouse Views / Monte Carlo, Monaco / Price Upon Request
C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

Penthouse Views From Across the GlobeThe Wall Street Journal

$65 Million ‘Fendi Casa’ L.A. Estate Sold to Saudi BuyerThe Hollywood Reporter

Luxury Connecticut island that comes with its own cannonPursuitist

A Spiritual Retreat in the Philippines / Asia House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

House and Home and Art in California / House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

All The Bells and Whistles / On The MarketPalm Beach Daily News

From Bank to Abode / House of the Day  – The Wall Street Journal

Sound of Music in Suffern / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Grape Views in Malibu / House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

Love Me Do-odle! John Lennon’s Drawings To Be Auctioned OffABC News

Sotheby’s Plans Auction of Huge Yellow Diamond in MayLUXUO Blog

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | March 2014

From lavish urban oases to elegant country retreats, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Luxury Villas for Sale | Dubai, UAE

145,000,000 AED | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai—Lavish and elegant, this jewel of a villa was designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon who is known for hotels like the Savoy in London, The Four Seasons George V in Paris and the Peninsula Shanghai. With opulent facades and manicured gardens, this eight bedroom villa strikes an impeccable balance between luxurious living and great design.

Lake Como Luxury Villa | Como, Italy

Price Upon Request | Como, Italy | Lake Como Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy—Located on the shores of Lake Como, this historic villa has direct lake access and a private wharf. The property has a large panoramic garden with swimming pool, hot tub and terrace that offers by far the best sun exposure on the Lake Como shores.

Waterfront Estates | Coral Gables, Florida

$24,900,000 USD | Coral Gables, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida—Nestled into a cove within the exclusive, gated Tahiti Beach, this palatial home exemplifies world-class architecture and luxury living. With expansive bay views and a private beach that are travel magazine worthy, this stunning home features soaring ceilings, a wine cellar, media room, meditation room and elevator.

French Rivera Mansion | Cote d'Azur, France

 17.000.000 € EUR | Saint Paul De Vence, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France—Nestled on a park-like landscape, this extraordinary authentic mansion has been completely renovated and includes luxurious features including a professional home cinema, a wine cellar, a guest house, a pool house with kitchen, sauna, massage room, tennis court and a multi-car garage which can accommodate fourteen vehicles.

Unique London Penthouse | London, UK

£12,500,000 GBP | London, England | London Sotheby’s International Realty

London—Designed by Richard Hywel Evans, this truly unique penthouse apartment is located at Holland Park’s highest point and spans two floors. Consisting of mainly glass walls throughout, virtually all of the rooms enjoy uninterrupted, panoramic views over London.

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New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale / March 2014

From lavish urban oases to elegant country retreats, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Luxury Villas for Sale / Dubai, UAE

145,000,000 AED / Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai—Lavish and elegant, this jewel of a villa was designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon who is known for hotels like the Savoy in London, The Four Seasons George V in Paris and the Peninsula Shanghai. With opulent facades and manicured gardens, this eight bedroom villa strikes an impeccable balance between luxurious living and great design.

Lake Como Luxury Villa / Como, Italy

Price Upon Request / Como, Italy / Lake Como Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy—Located on the shores of Lake Como, this historic villa has direct lake access and a private wharf. The property has a large panoramic garden with swimming pool, hot tub and terrace that offers by far the best sun exposure on the Lake Como shores.

Waterfront Estates / Coral Gables, Florida

$24,900,000 USD / Coral Gables, Florida / ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida—Nestled into a cove within the exclusive, gated Tahiti Beach, this palatial home exemplifies world-class architecture and luxury living. With expansive bay views and a private beach that are travel magazine worthy, this stunning home features soaring ceilings, a wine cellar, media room, meditation room and elevator.

French Rivera Mansion / Cote d'Azur, France

 17.000.000 € EUR / Saint Paul De Vence, France / Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France—Nestled on a park-like landscape, this extraordinary authentic mansion has been completely renovated and includes luxurious features including a professional home cinema, a wine cellar, a guest house, a pool house with kitchen, sauna, massage room, tennis court and a multi-car garage which can accommodate fourteen vehicles.

Unique London Penthouse / London, UK

£12,500,000 GBP / London, England / London Sotheby’s International Realty

London—Designed by Richard Hywel Evans, this truly unique penthouse apartment is located at Holland Park’s highest point and spans two floors. Consisting of mainly glass walls throughout, virtually all of the rooms enjoy uninterrupted, panoramic views over London.

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5 Quintessential Ski Chalets

From authentic European chalets on the slopes of Switzerland and France to contemporary inspirations across the mountains of North America, the chalet style epitomizes the ultimate luxury ski lifestyle. Explore our collection of quintessential chalet-style retreats.

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$1,087,650 USD | Golden, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Nestled in the mountains and just steps from the slopes, this mountain modern architectural design appeals to those with discerning tastes. Sublime views surround the high-reaching windows accentuated by the custom timber frame home.

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Price Upon Request | Courchevel, France | Propriétés de Courchevel Sotheby’s International Realty

Exceptional and unique, this beautifully designed chalet is located in the French Alps ski resort of Courvhevel. This luxury homes includes 8 bedrooms of which there is 2 master, a family suite, luxury spa complete with pool, gym, home cinema and wine cellar.

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CHF 4’950’000 CHF | Zinal, Switzerland | de Rham Sotheby’s International Realty

Built by a local Swiss craftsman, this classic chalet is situated in the heart of Zinal, which offers a myriad of leisure activities and winter sports. With magnificent vast rooms and exceptional panorama views, this luxurious ski retreat provides the ultimate in mountain living.

telluride luxury ski homes for sale

$5,995,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Telluride’s Mountain Village, this timber-frame residence possesses views of St. Sophia Ridge and is steps from Galloping Goose ski trail. Built with native stone and hand-crafted cabinetry, this well-designed mountain home lives well for owners, guests and extended family members.

whitefish luxury ski homes cabins for sale

$3,800,000 USD | Whitefish, Montana | Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

Warm and elegant, the Snow Ghost Chalet is a mountain masterpiece situated within the Elk Highlands neighborhood at Whitefish Mountain Resort.  This artistic home has ski-in/ski-out access, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and lift access to the slopes.

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5 Quintessential Ski Chalets

From authentic European chalets on the slopes of Switzerland and France to contemporary inspirations across the mountains of North America, the chalet style epitomizes the ultimate luxury ski lifestyle. Explore our collection of quintessential chalet-style retreats.

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$1,087,650 USD / Golden, Canada / Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Nestled in the mountains and just steps from the slopes, this mountain modern architectural design appeals to those with discerning tastes. Sublime views surround the high-reaching windows accentuated by the custom timber frame home.

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Price Upon Request / Courchevel, France / Propriétés de Courchevel Sotheby’s International Realty

Exceptional and unique, this beautifully designed chalet is located in the French Alps ski resort of Courvhevel. This luxury homes includes 8 bedrooms of which there is 2 master, a family suite, luxury spa complete with pool, gym, home cinema and wine cellar.

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CHF 4’950’000 CHF / Zinal, Switzerland / de Rham Sotheby’s International Realty

Built by a local Swiss craftsman, this classic chalet is situated in the heart of Zinal, which offers a myriad of leisure activities and winter sports. With magnificent vast rooms and exceptional panorama views, this luxurious ski retreat provides the ultimate in mountain living.

telluride luxury ski homes for sale

$5,995,000 USD / Telluride, Colorado / Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Telluride’s Mountain Village, this timber-frame residence possesses views of St. Sophia Ridge and is steps from Galloping Goose ski trail. Built with native stone and hand-crafted cabinetry, this well-designed mountain home lives well for owners, guests and extended family members.

whitefish luxury ski homes cabins for sale

$3,800,000 USD / Whitefish, Montana / Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

Warm and elegant, the Snow Ghost Chalet is a mountain masterpiece situated within the Elk Highlands neighborhood at Whitefish Mountain Resort.  This artistic home has ski-in/ski-out access, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and lift access to the slopes.

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