Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in September 2017

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

$19,400,000 USD | Los Altos, California | Today Sotheby’s International Realty

“The house, which has four bedrooms, four and a half baths, and spans 5,440 square feet, was built in 1955 and includes a detached four-car garage, pool/guest house, and outdoor terrace.”

Yahoo’s First CEO is Selling His House for $19.4 Million – Bloomberg

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Hamptons Summer Rental Sells – Wall Street Journal

22 of the Most Beautiful Cabins for Sale in America – Architectural Digest

A Palatial Golf Course Estate in Southern Portugal – Mansion Global

Seven Waterside Homes – Financial Times

Katherine Hepburn’s Connecticut Home Sells for $11.5 Million – Forbes

12 Great Homes for Sale Near National Parks – Washington Post

Grand Summer Cottage in New Hampshire Asks $7.5 Million – Mansion Global

6 Luxurious Lake Homes – The Week

Former Astronomer’s $6.75M Georgetown Home on Sale for First Time in 110 Years – Curbed

Actor Tim Daly is Ready to Part With His Hip Santa Monica Condo – Los Angeles Times

12 of the Best Properties with Swimming Pools on the Market – Country & Town House

Since Revolutionary Times, Boston’s Beacon Hill Has Been a Coveted Area – Mansion Global

Sustainable Homes See Rising Demand in Region; Hong Kong a Laggard – South China Morning Post

5 Things to Know About Buying Property in Mallorca – Boat International

Burgeoning Guangzhou is No Longer Living in the Shadow of Beijing and Shanghai – Mansion Global

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

Vivien Leigh’s Diaries Recording Olivier Romance Up For Auction – Reuters

The Life Aquatic | Living Lakeside

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Found in the heart of some of the world’s most sought after destinations, there are approximately 117 million lakes on Earth. This week, The Life Aquatic takes us from Michigan to New Zealand to discover truly extraordinary lakeside homes.

michigan$40,000,000 USD | Saugatuck, Michigan | Signature Sotheby’s International Realty

Approximately 314 acres in Saugatuck Township, Michigan, bordering Saugatuck Dunes State Park on the north and the Kalamazoo River on the south, this property features uninterrupted views to north and south horizons and approximately 1,800 feet of frontage on clear-water Lake Michigan. The iconic 5,589-square-foot beach house looks out over Lake Michigan with an adjoining 1,304-square-foot guest cottage.

new-zealandPrice Undisclosed | Southern Lakes, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Hunter Valley Station is a large scale high country property positioned at the head waters of Lake Hawea in the Queenstown Lakes District. With over thirty kilometers of lakefront access encompassing both Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka, the property also encompasses approximately thirteen kilometers of frontage on the Hunter River. The station offers a truly majestic setting with mountainous terrain that adjoins Mount Aspiring National Park, a World Heritage Area. The property itself has close to 6,500 hectares of land plus currently an additional special lease comprising 2,950 hectares in the adjoining Cameron Valley.

texas$18,750,000 USD | Magnolia, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

This spectacular 185-acre private and gated Estate is located in Magnolia, Texas, approximately 40 miles northwest of Houston. Meticulously developed, this estate boasts the private 25-acre Emerald Lake, a world class bass lake with 10 islands, a 9-acre Japanese garden, a 7-acre botanical garden with over 5,000 azaleas. In addition, there is private helipad access located on the lake and a tropical sandy beach. The grounds are exquisitely manicured which gives them a resort-like feel and appearance all year round. Located within the upscale golfing and equestrian community of High Meadows Ranch, this property offers something for everyone.

italyPrice Upon Request | Como, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Pavia is a prestigious nineteenth century residence located on the shores of Lake Como, in a dominant position with wonderful views of the lake and the mountains. The property is surrounded by a beautiful botanical park of 6,000 square-meters characterized by a great variety of century old trees, flowers and comfortable paths that make it easily accessible. Modern amenities of the highest standard such as underfloor heating, a dehumidification system, a lift that connects the ground floor with the two upper floors and Internet, are already in the house.

imagereader-aspx-8$2,499,000 USD | Alton, New Hampshire | Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

Take in the sunrise or summer sunsets from the grand, open mahogany porch or the screened in living space of this Lake Winnipesaukee home. Design meets function in the detail oriented open floor plan featuring antique oak floors, wainscoting, cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, natural wood and stonework. The home benefits from quiet privacy, while also being in close proximity to local amenities and attractions.

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The Life Aquatic

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For eons, civilizations and communities have thrived near water; while our early beginnings drew us to the them out of necessity and for convenience, we have now come to enjoy the ways our lives can be reflected off the water. Whether it’s recreation, relaxation or a little bit of both, every Tuesday this month, we’ll explore homes from around the world on lakes, rivers and oceans in search of the Life Aquatic.

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Modern European Homes

Out with old and in with the new; for many years, styles emanating from Europe have dictated design worldwide. While some trends show that modernizing older styles or finding sophistication and comfort in historically inviting properties is on the rise, architects and designers continue to push the envelope in European countries.With unique shapes, lots of 90-degree angles, energy efficiency, and monochrome color palettes, the modern style is an intriguing look into what the future of home design may bring. Explore the homes below that exhibit the one-of-a-kind design facets that make modern architecture so captivating.

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

In the Vivier d’Oie quarter of Brussels, this five-bedroom, five-bathroom villa is a quintessential modern home. Complete with low-energy amenities, under floor heating, and sharp cubic design, this contemporary property offers “Modern Living 101” for the uninitiated. With enormous glass walls, high ceilings, and minimalistic design cues, this Belgian home is exquisite.

Paris_France2.500.000 € EUR | Paris, France | Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby’s International Realty

While offering an elegant panoramic view from the terrace on the outside, this Parisian duplex apartment eloquently spins modern living in France. The prominently featured steel and wood spiral staircase, glass fixtures, large windows, and monochromatic color palette are all inherently modern. Minimalistic furnishings and the use open space complete picturesque modern European living.

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

With completely custom design, nature’s soaring mountains cradle this inviting take on modern style. Uniquely crafted design blends minimalist and modern luxuries with panoramic views making this unforgettable home an escape nestled in the Mont Blanc.

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

This prestigious property is characterized by a pure and minimalist modern design, cutting-edge technology, and a spectacular view of the Lake of Varese. A wholly unique iron and glass staircase leads to the first floor from the open space ground floor entrance. Geothermal, solar and seasonal air-conditioning with winter heating and summer cooling, centralized vacuum cleaner, automatic motorized blinds, and rainwater recycling for irrigation are among the energy efficient amenities offered by this captivating home.

Warm Contemporary Elegance in Niagara On The Lake, Canada | Video House Tour

The early 1900’s Craftsman style exterior of this lakeside home was sympathetically restored and enhanced, while the interiors have been completely transformed to create a calming, comfortable and soothing residence. Dramatic windows on all sides provide abundant natural light from all directions creating a constantly changing ambiance. Spacious backyard and patio spaces make this home ideal for entertaining.

1 395 000 $ CAD | Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Canada Sotheby’s International Realty

Lake Travis Waterfront Villa in Spicewood, Texas | Video House Tour


Inspired by the renaissance of an old Italian village, Villa La Isla is perched overlooking the Lake Travis waterfront. Villa La Isla is an exceptional estate offering 2.89 acres of breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Travis and the Texas Hill County. The home is perfect for entertaining with abundant outdoor lounge spaces surrounding the infinity pool and a state of the art home movie theater.

$9,995,000 USD | Spicewood, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

More Than Just a Place to Dock Your Boat | Waterfront Homes

When affluent consumers are considering their next purchase,  waterfront properties top the list, according to the Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report. Explore these magnificent waterfront homes featuring docks, a luxury amenity trending among affluent consumers around the world.

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$4,900,000 USD | Savannah, Georgia | Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

Dating back to 1880, this clapboard home, sits on Grimball Creek in Savannah, Georgia. The five bedroom home features a wraparound porch and terrace, offering unparalleled views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The home also features a game room, wine cellar and it’s very own private deepwater dock, perfect for boating and shrimping.

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Price Upon Request | Gland, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

This ravishing waterfront home sits on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by broad meadows, fields and woodland with breathtaking views of the lake and Alps. The property, built in 1923 enjoys direct access to the lake, with a jetty and breakwater providing moorings for several boats.  The home also features a tennis court, swimming pool, stables and a spectacular vaulted wine cellar and tasting room in the basement.

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$2,950,000 USD | Knoxville, Tennessee | Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty

This lovely lakefront estate has floor to ceiling windows that offer lots of natural light. The home is located in the Tennessee Valley between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau in the southern region of the Appalachian Mountain chain, an area known for its scenic beauty. Outside, the house boasts a pool, pool house, lush landscaping, barn, and boat dock with lift.

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$18,900,000 USD | Holland, Michigan | Crawford Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Sited on historic Lake Macatawa, the Hazelbank Estate exudes privacy and plentiful acreage on Pine Creek Bay. This John Tilton designed estate is the epitome of grace, dignity and classic architectural design integrity presenting the opportunity to be a family legacy home in a one of a kind environment. The property offers a horse barn, pastures, paddocks, and a 10-acre pine wooded area for riding and hiking. Additional amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a dock on the lake.

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$21,500,000 USD | Paradise Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Florentine is an elegant estate featuring luxurious touches while maintaining the ambience of comfortable Caribbean living. The property boasts 12 bedrooms, has extensive entertaining spaces and is positioned for views down the central waterway. This majestic family compound also has 175 feet of bulk-headed canal frontage with docks and boatlifts – perfect for keeping a collection of motor yachts, sailboats and jet skis. In addition to amenities including a pool and billiards room, the most alluring element of this remarkably lavish house is the rooftop sunbathing deck and the observation tower that affords amazing views.

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$8,750,000 USD | Hunts Point, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

This waterfront estate is a vision of modern luxury. The architecturally stunning residence provides relaxed, refined living with light and airy spaces. Gracious living space blends between indoors and out providing ample entertaining areas. The home also features a wine cellar and a dock on the lake.

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7 999 000 $ CAD | Mont-Tremblant, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec

This unique waterfront residence on Lac Tremblant faces west and captures stunning sunset views over the lake. The traditional post and beam style home sits on a pristine landscaped 5.05 acre lot with 758 feet of shoreline on Lac Tremblant, including a sandy beach, private dock and tennis court.

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