New Development Spotlight | Navarino Residences, Messinia, Greece

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network.

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Navarino Residences is a limited collection of luxury villas for freehold ownership within the multi-awarded, five-star, Navarino Dunes resort in Costa Navarino, the prime sustainable destination in the Greek region of Messinia in Southwest Peloponnese. One of the most unspoiled and breath-taking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history.

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Situated either right on the beach or perched on a hillside amidst lush olive trees, these three-to-six-bedroom luxury properties offer spectacular views of the Ionian Sea, guaranteed for life. The flagship Beachfront Villas stand as close as 30 meters from a one-and-one-half-kilometer sandy beach, which is also home to Caretta Sea Turtle. Golf-Front and Panorama villa type homes sit on the golf greens of The Dunes Course and enjoy private and direct access to the beach, with a short golf cart ride.

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While the properties incorporate local design elements and the use of natural materials, their finishing, internal outfitting and configuration adheres to the latest standards in architecture and construction. The villas are offered with extensive customization options within a framework to ensure harmony of the built and natural environment, governed by comprehensive design guidelines and operating regulations.

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Navarino Residences villa owners enjoy privileged and direct access to world-class resort facilities and amenities, including two signature 18-hole golf courses, state-of-the-art purpose-built children’s facilities, the 4,000-square-meter Anazoe Spa, more than 20 restaurants, bars and cafes, an array international events, sports and cultural activities for all ages in addition to year-round property management and concierge services. Owners have the opportunity to indulge in a sustainable lifestyle, where food and wine comes from their own private vegetable gardens, vineyards and olive groves.

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Navarino Residences offer much more than a home. The exquisite location of Navarino Dunes, property and facility management services of the highest level, a wide range of hospitality services, two signature golf courses and premier sports facilities create a unique living experience, with peace of mind, in a private residential community.

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New Development Spotlight | All Around the Water

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, in this special edition of the New Development Spotlight we explore three incredible waterfront developments in Greece, Florida and Mauritius.

Amanzoe-1The Villas at Amanzoe | Argolida, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

In Argolida, Greece on the shores of the Aegean Sea, you will find the Villas at Amanzoe. Part of the Aman Residences network, this prestigious development is designed to maximize sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, the Saronic Gulf and the nearby island of Spetses.

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The villas are available for purchase and offer full access to the resort’s facilities and services; dedicated staff takes care of all guest needs, supported by the full resort team in making every day exceptional for owners and guests. Whether you choose to dine in the privacy of your villa, host a cocktail reception for friends and family, or indulge in a romantic beach dinner for two, the discreet staff strives to make the Amanzoe Villa experience unforgettable.

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Owners and guests can also enjoy the exclusive use of the Amanzoe Beach Club. Situated in a beautiful bay with sparkling turquoise waters, the Beach Club is only an eight-minute drive from the resort. The Beach Club provides refreshments, a dining area, children’s pool, additional lounging areas as well as two lap pools and water sports equipment.

Turnberry-1Turnberry Ocean Club | Sunny Isles Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Turnberry Ocean Club jets 54 stories into the sky along prime beachfront in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The Carlos Zapata/Robert Swedroe-designed high-rise masterpiece embraces the apex of Miami’s modernity movement; an amalgamation of glass, steel and towering white pillars intersected by sleek protruding balconies on all sides as well as a duo of cantilevered 30th-floor swimming pools and an al fresco fitness center overlooking the ocean.

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Comprising 154 three, four, five, and six-bedroom units, Turnberry Ocean Club will deliver each residence with direct oceanfront and bay views. Six stories of the structure are exclusively dedicated to a wide array of amenities, including the signature Sky Club on the 30th, 31st and 32nd floors.

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Ownership also affords membership privileges at the nearby Turnberry Isle Resort and Country Club. Developer and CEO, Jeffrey Soffer of Turnberry Associates continues to offer sophistication, helping to redefine South Florida through the company’s fifty years of experience.

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Antoine-1St. Antoine Private Residence | Mauritius | Mauritius Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on the north coast of Mauritius and embedded with tradition and authenticity, St. Antoine Private Residence is exclusively designed to enhance both indoor and outdoor living.

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Only ten minutes away from the hub of Grand-Baie, private schools, shopping, restaurants and bars, nightlife, and nautical activities can be easily accessed from the development, creating an opportunity to discover the heart of Mauritius. Fringed by the Indian Ocean on two sides, the development also boasts an unparalleled position that compels one to take the time to explore the land and the two nearby islets; Ile d’Ambre and Ile aux Bernaches.

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Comprising 100 luxury apartments and penthouses upon completion, a lifestyle at St. Antoine leverages the ambience, sights and sounds of Mauritius, and calls out to the truly adventurous spirit.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in June 2017

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

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$149,000,000 USD | Gateway, Colorado | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

“With views of the surrounding multi-colored cliffs and La Sal Mountains, the house has an elevator and a two-level circular stone library with a domed roof.”

Discovery Channel Founder Lists Remote Ranch for $149 Million – Wall Street Journal

Buy a Beautiful Beachfront Home in Greece – Robb Report

In Melbourne, a Modern House with a Classical Air – Mansion Global

Beverly Grove Contemporary Takes a Balinese Approach – Los Angeles Times

House of the Week: IDEO Founder’s Californian Hideaway – WWD

Homes that Put the Ball in Your Court – Wall Street Journal

For Sale: 7 Homes by Notable Architects – The Week

5 Luxury Homes with Outrageously Beautiful Libraries – Forbes

Venice is Full of Secret Palazzos for Sale – Bloomberg

An Instant Landmark Raises its Dual Faces in Highland Park – Los Angeles Times

Amsterdam’s Canal Ring District Has Historic Charm and Water Views – Mansion Global

London’s Rivals: What Luxembourg Can Offer Relocating Financiers – Financial Times

House Hunting in… Canada – The New York Times

New Zealand Attracting Local and Foreign Buyers, Sees Price Jumps and Record Sales – Mansion Global

San Francisco: The New Hip Areas Attracting City’s Tech Workers – Financial Times

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

RM Sotheby’s 2017 Ferrari-only Auction Announced – Classic & Performance Car

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in May 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 | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

“In line with its Edwardian lineage, Ruhamah has extensive period features, including high pressed-metal ceilings, extravagant chandeliers, classic timber French doors and windows, and polished hardwood floors.”

An Edwardian Gem in Queensland – Mansion Global

Houses of Worship Converted to Homes – Wall Street Journal

Six Homes with Stunning Contemporary Architecture – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in New Jersey – Sotheby’s International Realty

Is This the Most Beautiful Home on the Market in New Zealand? – Robb Report

A Mid-Century Modern Classic Tucked Away in Sausalito, California – Mansion Global

Five Properties with Designer Gardens – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Greece – Sotheby’s International Realty

A Sprawling Montana Estate on the Market for the First Time in Over 70 Years – Mansion Global

A Reborn Classic in Rittenhouse for $3.69 Million – Philadelphia Magazine

Sacramento is California’s Newest Real Estate Hot Spot – Wall Street Journal

Miraflores: Lima’s ‘It’ Neighborhood Thanks to Myriad Amenities – and a Beach, Too – Mansion Global

Spain’s Sotogrande: €50M Investment Heralds New Dawn for Resort – Financial Times

Choosing the Right Second-Home Market to Invest In – Mansion Global

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s Sells Tamayo’s ‘Bird Charmer’ for $4.3M in NY – US News & World Report

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Greece

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€1.950.000 EUR | Rhodes, Southern Aegean, Greece | Rhodes Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has signed a long-term franchise agreement with Greece One Realty Limited to further expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand presence in Greece and with Rodon Realty P.C. for the opening of Rhodes Sotheby’s International Realty in Rhodes.

Greece Sotheby’s International Realty is led by seasoned real estate professionals Savvas Savvaidis, president and chief executive officer, and Natalie Leontaraki, chief operations officer. Savvaidis also serves as the chief executive officer of Rhodes Sotheby’s International Realty. With a flagship office in the historic capital city of Athens, Greece Sotheby’s International Realty will continue to serve the luxury residential real estate market throughout the country and in key areas including Mykonos, Crete and Corfu, while Rhodes Sotheby’s International Realty will focus on the unique market in Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece.

“Greece and its islands are emerging as an attractive luxury real estate market in the Mediterranean,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Rhodes is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece known for its rich history, beaches and 300 days of sunshine, and we are proud to have Savvas Savvaidis at the helm of this expansion within the country.”

“The luxury real estate sector in Greece has a promising future,” says Savvaidis. “Greece’s luxury tourism market is expanding rapidly while state-of-the-art golf resorts and branded mixed-use developments are creating a strong luxury footprint in the Mediterranean. Being a part of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand allows us access to unparalleled marketing platforms for these high-end developments, an excellent recipe for a successful business operation.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 880 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD. Greece Sotheby’s International Realty and Rhodes 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.

Video of the Week: Majestic Waterfront Estate in Argolida, Greece

Price Upon Request | Argolida, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

Surrounded by a pinewood forest of about five acres and enjoying private access to the sea with three private beaches, this extraordinary estate stands proudly overlooking the pristine Saronic Sea. Exclusive and private, take sail with your yacht from the shores, or simply sit back and relax in one of the seven outdoor living areas this home has to offer, all enjoying the most exquisite sunsets.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in May 2017

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

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$56,000,000 USD | Upper West Side, New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

“Measuring about 5,400 square feet, the four-bedroom condo is on the 16th and 17th floors and overlooks Central Park”

Sting Lists Manhattan Penthouse Duplex for $56 Million – Wall Street Journal

Five Properties with a Sense of Space at the Heart of the City – Financial Times

For Sale: 5 Jaw-Dropping Wisconsin Homes – The Week

Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer – Sotheby’s International Realty

At €20 Million, Beach Villa Among the Most Expensive Properties in Greece – Mansion Global

Del Rey Home’s Reinvention Sets a Traditional Tone – Los Angeles Times

For Sale: 6 Luxurious Homes in Richmond, Virginia – The Week

The Iconoclastic Homes of Top Artists – Wall Street Journal

Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Neighborhood is Upmarket, Bustling and Near the Beach – Mansion Global

Is Florence’s Housing Market Poised for a Renaissance? – Financial Times

Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.: A Magnet for the Eclectic – The New York Times

10 Vineyard Homes You Can Actually Move Into – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s Opening Extends Appetite for Diamonds in Dubai – Vision

Farm & Ranch | In a Modern Space

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While most Farm & Ranch properties share defining categorical features, architectural style is something that can group homes into their own subset. In our first installment of Farm & Ranch, let’s take a look at the sleek, striking and modern spaces that have come to redefine the rural, Farm & Ranch lifestyle.

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arizona$15,200,000 USD | Sedona, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Steeped in history, this spectacular ranch was once owned by the Wrigley family and later by members of the Hills Brothers Coffee family. The house, built in 1994 by one of the Wrigley heirs, sold to the Hills Brothers heirs. The main residence showcases luxurious and impeccable Southwestern-style with 6,700 square-feet of perfect outdoor living with mild climate featuring a lap pool and spa, gym facility, terraces, entertaining patios, a 1,350-square-foot guest house and 1,575-square-foot caretaker’s quarters. Engage in dressage equestrian riding and ranching here too. Highlights of this quintessential ranch includes: Box Stall Barn; Corral Barn; Working Barn; three Arenas; Hay Barn; two Corrals, a Park, with two grass areas, picnic tables, bandstand and stone fireplace; park area accommodates up to 600 for special events.

newyork$1,225,000 USD | Climax, New York | Select Sotheby’s International Realty

A mid-century structure reimagined as a country modern home on 148 acres with stunning views of the Berkshires. The light-filled, open layout of the main residence is elegant and understated. It offers 2,700 square-feet of living space with a modern kitchen and a living room with high ceilings, alluring fire place, and windows overlooking the sprawling landscape. An inviting pool, rambling paths, a pond, sculpture garden, green house, and a barn complete the picture. The home is stylish and unassuming, allowing it to commune with the extraordinary landscape, perfect for farming or the equestrian.

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canada1 050 000 $ CAD | Alberta, Canada | Canada Sotheby’s International Realty

Capturing picturesque views, this serene two-acre parcel in Phase I of Carraig Ridge is positioned on the transition between meadow and woods. Build your dream home or work with the existing design for this spectacular home site. There are just 44 lots on 650 acres of secluded Canadian landscape that are becoming a new center of innovative contemporary residential design. The landscape of rolling hills, lakes, ponds, woodlands and grasslands are framed by vistas of the Rocky Mountains to the west and south.

greecePrice Upon Request | Peloponnisos, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

A perfect away-from-it-all sanctuary country house with exquisite modern architectural designs and functional areas where minimalism speaks, “less is more.” Walk through the main door and unwind in one of the sitting areas or by the immense swimming pool. Indulge yourself in 750 square-meters divided in three levels connected by a staircase. Bedrooms and bathrooms are of the highest standard and with attention to every possible detail, while the kitchen is a chef’s dream and fully equipped with electrical appliances and furniture. Plentiful seating in all areas of the house promises timeless moments of entertainment and social events that you can host. Outside, agricultural easements welcome plentiful sustainability.

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Carry the Torch | The Sites of the Summer Games

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With the events now over in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian host joins a long list of world-renowned cities that have become part of the Sumer Games’ storied legacy. From Athens in 1896 hosting the first Summer Games to Tokyo, the city set to host the global event in 2020, our final installment of “Carry the Torch” takes us on journey through some of the former, and future, host cities of the Summer Games.

Athens – Host of the 1896 and 2004 Summer Games

Athens2.500.000 € EUR | Athens, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

This minimalistic modern penthouse offers spectacular 360-degree views from the 8th and 9th floors. The residence offers a 255-square-meter roof garden appropriate for special celebrations, an office with fireplace and library, a half bathroom and a 20-square-meter veranda with Acropolis view. The 9th floor living space features a large living area with fireplace, dining area, pool table and a glass atrium that offers full natural sun light to all the aforementioned areas.

Los Angeles – Host of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Games

Los Angeles$8,287,000 USD | Los Angeles, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

Located on one of Brentwood’s most prestigious streets, this newly custom built six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home is gated and private; the residence is equipped with a chef’s kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, as well as Control 4 system that controls all lighting and surround sound. The living room and “Great Room” open to beautiful deck with infinity edge pool and spa along with outdoor cabana, outdoor kitchen and fire pit. The master bedroom features include a fireplace, balcony with ocean views, dual closets and a grand master bathroom. The lower level consists of a movie theatre, gym, guest quarters and a wine cellar which holds over 500 bottles.

Mexico City – Host of the 1968 Summer Games

MexicoCity$5,800,000 USD | Mexico City, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the heart of Mexico City, this luxurious penthouse resides in the St. Regis, one of Mexico City’s tallest skyscrapers designed and completed by Cesar Pelli in 2008. The residence features a Steinway in the main living area next to large floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the lights of Mexico City. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home also features a Jacuzzi, wine cellar and concierge.

Montréal – Host of the 1976 Summer Games

Montreal3 995 000 $ CAD | Montréal, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This magnificent Westmount mansion boasts what are arguably the best views in the city. Located in an exclusive enclave surrounded by only a handful of the Montréal’s most prestigious homes, its lot measures over 12,000-square-feet. A residence of this size and caliber with integrated two-car garage, seven-bedrooms and three-bathrooms is a rare and unprecedented opportunity.

Tokyo – Host of 1964 and upcoming 2020 Summer Games

Tokyo¥980,000,000 JPY | Tokyo, Japan | List Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on the 26th floor of the 35-story City Tower Takanawa, this four combined unit residence offers captivating views of Tokyo and the surrounding greenery. Over 430-square-meters, this home consists of three living, dining and kitchen areas, five bedrooms and baths, and the 24-hour security service ensures the safety of residents at all times.

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Carry the Torch: Homes Fit for the Summer Games

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Since 1896, the Summer Games have been an important part of world history and have had a great impact on our global culture. Sharing the stage with some of the world’s most famous athletes and their triumphant stories, have been the host cities. From Athens, Greece at the first games in 1896, all the way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for this year’s games, the Summer Games have been held in 18 countries all over the globe. To celebrate this year’s events, come with us on a journey as we experience homes fit for the Summer Games in August’s “Carry the Torch” series.

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