Last year one of our most read blog posts was about the 10 Most Popular Properties of 2012, which listed our most viewed listings on sothebysrealty.com for that year. Back by popular demand, here are the 10 most viewed properties on sothebysrealty.com for 2013! Can you guess which property ranks number one?
10. Courchevel, France
Propriétés de Courchevel Sotheby’s International Realty / Courchevel, France / Price Upon Request
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.
9. Santa Barbara, California
Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage / California, USA / $49,000,000 USD
One of the most significant homes in California, Solana features a magnificent 20,000+ grand estate as its centerpiece with hand-carved mahogany, European forged bronze hardware, museum quality mosaic tile floors, 18th century wall sconces, 17th century French oak paneling and stunning 360-degree views that stretch across the entire Montecito Valley to the foothills, past Santa Barbara’s beaches and the picturesque harbor. Whether it’s simply for your family’s enjoyment or to host a large benefit, Solana has the facilities and accommodations to suit the moment.
8. Snowmass Village, Colorado
Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty / Colorado, USA / $44,000,000 USD*
Situated on 504 private acres in Snowmass Village, this property is a compound that includes a main house, guest house, barn, pastures, ponds with water rights, outdoor spaces and breathtaking views. The main house features more than 23,000 square feet on three levels with four bedrooms, five full baths, three half baths, contemporary kitchen, formal and informal living and family rooms, his and her master baths and closets and large exercise room. There also is a massage room, indoor spa with sunken hot tub, multiple offices, game room, three-tiered theater, wet bar, vaulted ceilings and beautiful outdoor spaces with fire pit and wood-burning fireplace. *This Property Has Sold.
7. London, England
London Sotheby’s International Realty / United Kingdom / Price Upon Request
A truly magnificent luxury penthouse apartment in London with spectacular uninterrupted, 150 foot frontage views over Hyde Park. This sensational lateral flat offers state-of-the-art luxury living such as a fully equipped gym, beauty treatment room, home cinema and 6 stunning and spacious roof terraces and gardens.
6. Baltalimani, Turkey
Turkey Sotheby’s International Realty / Turkey / $115,000,000 USD
This remarkable mansion, located in Baltalimani, RumeliHisari was built in the second half of the 19th century by the famous French architect Alexandre Vallaury for Müsir Zeki Pasha, who was a minister during the ruling of Sultan Abdulhamit II.
5. Piemonte, Italy
Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty / Italy / Price Upon Request
One of Italy’s most beautiful monuments, The Castle is considered one of the most scenic and extraordinary castles for sale in the world. Its marvelous noble courtyard with the suggestive Fountain of the Mysteries is surrounded by impressive, historical walls which were built between the 9th and 14th centuries. With 30 bedrooms and 47 bathrooms, all the rooms and the halls are of an incommensurable beauty. The luxuriant medieval park is able to accommodate up to 300 guests within its perfectly manicured gardens.
4. Gland, Switzerland
de Rham Sotheby’s International Realty / Switzerland / Price Upon Request
This ravishing waterfront property stands in beautiful 13-hectare grounds on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by broad meadows, fields and woodland ensuring complete seclusion. Built in 1923, the property consists of a superb mansion, adjoining house for use as offices and guest accommodation, gate house and wonderful pavilion by the lake. Refined and elegant the interior living space includes several reception rooms with marble floors, fireplaces and beautiful wood paneling, a luxuriously equipped kitchen, nine bedroom suites, lavish bathrooms and a spectacular vaulted wine cellar and tasting room in the basement.
3. Hillsborough, California
Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage / California / $100,000,000 USD
Located half-way between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley in the bucolic town of Hillsborough, this Mediterranean-style mansion has been owned for 150 years by one family. Decorated by celebrated interior designer Anthony Hail, the mansion interiors encompass elegant and ornate public rooms, which evoke the sophistication and grandeur of a bygone era. Formal gardens and park-like grounds adjoin dozens of undeveloped acres surrounding the mansion, providing ultimate privacy and security.
2. Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty / Bahamas / Price Upon Request
This private island, located in the heart of the Exuma chain in the Central Bahamas offers the ultimate privacy and relaxation.
1. New York, New York
Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage / New York, USA / $95,000,000 USD
The New York penthouse located at The Pierre Hotel encompasses the entire 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors. Beautiful 360-degree views of Manhattan are found in this incomparable property. The Penthouse is located within one of the world’s greatest hotels. It is the triplex penthouse at The Pierre, a residence that will forever remain without peer in Manhattan.
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