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

Mallorca and the 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

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Occupying the majestic waters in the Bay of Palma de Mallorca, the 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE will come to an end this Saturday, August 5th. Organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma (RCNP), the regatta started in 1982 and features race teams from 24 different nations, including one sponsored by Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Members of the Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty team at the Copa del Rey MAPFRE

This year’s event is the largest in the history of the Copa del Rey; along with the 24 different nations represented, 140 teams will compete.

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The expansion of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE has also had economic effects; it is expected that the 36th edition will have the highest economic effect on the island in the event’s history. According to the Chamber of commerce it will be bringing in anywhere from €15 to €20 million in restaurants, hotels and boat maintenance.

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Aside from the sporting program, the Copa del Rey brings the Balearic Islands to 120 different countries. More than simply a regatta, the event’s land-based social agenda invites guests, competitors, and even royalty, to gather for food-tastings, live music and a gala dinner.

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Felipe VI, King of Spain, greets the Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty team at the Copa del Rey MAPFRE

The royal mention was no exaggeration; Felipe VI, the present King of Spain arrived at the event to greet guests and also check in on his sailing crew of Aifos, the vessel he previously competed in during previous regattas.

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Mallorca, is celebrated for its endless sun, cool breezes and mild winters that attract holiday homeowners who look for reasons to escape here throughout the year. With an international airport and ferry service from Barcelona and Valencia, commuting is painless and the market of luxury real homes for sale is extraordinary.

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Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty’s boat sails in the competition.

Mallorca_FacebookThis guest blog was provided by Amalia Losada, head of communications and creative marketing, at Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty.

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | March 2017

From the sprawling Owl Mountain Ranch in Aspen, Colorado to a modern designer villa in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Colorado$50,000,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Located adjacent to the West Buttermilk Ski Area on 61 private acres at the end of the road, the Owl Mountain Ranch includes a 15,664-square-foot main home with seven bedrooms, seven full-baths, and three half-baths, as well as a 2,000-square-foot caretaker’s home with three bedrooms and three full-baths and a 7,500-square-foot barn that includes a 3,000-square-foot heated vehicle maintenance center with lift. Additional features include an inviting great room, chef’s kitchen with two ovens, study, theater, pub room, wine room, billiards room, vaulted ceilings, rich wooden accents, private ski run and amazing views.

CroatiaPrice Upon Request | Croatia | Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty

The beautiful Croatian coast hides a world-class rarity, a unique property at 220,000 square-meters located in a Nature Park. Adria comprises five buildings with sea water swimming pools, a heliport, a private beach and marina, bowling, tennis and basketball courts, a paintball field, a four-kilometer promenade, an orchard and olive groves and a smart golf course are only some of the features of the property. It is located on a peninsula, which makes it easily accessible while providing the complete isolation of a private island.

DubaiPrice Upon Request | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

With over 15,000 square-feet of built-up area, this luxurious property sits as Dubai’s largest five-star hotel penthouse. The lavish six-bedroom duplex, located in world-renowned Palazzo Versace hotel, has no equal. Vastu compliant, this ground level duplex with an in-house elevator boasts six en-suite bedrooms, private pool, garden and terrace, two staff accommodation rooms, 10 parking spaces, and panoramic views of the Canal, the Marina, the central lagoon pool, and gardens.

Pennsylvania$13,950,000 USD | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty

Occupying a commanding position atop the Pittsburgh skyline, this three-story penthouse offers the ultimate in sophisticated urban living. The culmination of exceptionally curated materials, custom craftsmanship and peerless design, this one-of-a-kind residence features inlaid maple, white oak, and merbau wood floors flowing past walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city below.

Mallorca10.900.000 € EUR | Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

A newly built designer villa in Son Vida, this breathtaking home features views of the bay of Palma. The house measures 760 square-meters and features six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The entrance hall showcases a piano as a striking centerpiece and the open kitchen, living and dining area flows naturally onto the terrace and swimming pool with its beautiful views and wonderful Mediterranean ambience. On the lower level, there is a fitness room, sauna, lounge, home cinema, kitchenette and a wine cellar with tasting area on this floor.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in March 2017

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

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€ 3.950.000 EUR | Nazare, Leiria, Portugal | Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty

“A building of public interest since May 2003, this 12th-century farmhouse, 5km from Nazaré, is part of the old monastery of Alcobaça and once held the first agricultural school of Portugal.”

A Home for Surfing in Praia do Norte, Portugal – Financial Times

Ellen DeGeneres Lists Lavish Montecito Property for $45 Million –  Wall Street Journal

A Modernist Home in Mallorca with an Infinity Pool and Indoor Theater – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Croatia – Sotheby’s International Realty

Unearthing a 1930s Time Capsule in Pacific Palisades – Los Angeles Times

Want to Buy a Good All-Rounder? Five Homes with Circular Features – Financial Times

The U.S. Apartment Boom, Measured in Construction Cranes – Wall Street Journal

Historic Wildcatter Ranch & Resort in Texas Listed at Nearly $15 Million – Houston Chronicle 

Those Bathroom Mirrors? They Conceal TVs at Futuristic Hollywood Hills House – Los Angeles Times

Nexus Condo Tower Already 75% Sold Out – Curbed

Latin American Property Investments Gaining Popularity Among the Wealthy – Mansion Global

10 Homes That Are Modern-Living Goals – Inside and Out – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates Hires New Chief Marketing Officer – Inman News

Andy Warhol Portrait of Mao Goes on Auction in Hong Kong – BBC News

Pink Diamond Could Become Most Expensive Ever at Auction – CNBC

Architectural Spotlight | Thoroughly Modern Homes

Modern homes are the tangible results of imagination and perseverance; their masterfully executed design highlights the use of minimalism, striking angles, open layouts and spaces that seamlessly fuse indoor and outdoor spaces. Join us as we walk along the bleeding edge of architectural design and explore four modern homes from around the world.

Luxembourg4.000.000 € EUR | Luxembourg | Luxembourg Sotheby’s International Realty

This exclusive loft-style apartment enjoys a unique architectural style and design. Distributed over four open levels, the surface features high ceilings and oversized windows which welcomes ample sunlight and seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces. The east-facing terrace offers a breathtaking view over the preserved environment next to the Grünewald forest and its protected, three-century-old-trees.

Canada1 800 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This luxury penthouse from the Thompson Residences Collection is located in the heart of King West and comprises a two-story one-bedroom apartment complete with study and revealing floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing unobstructed views of the city skyline. Bathed in natural light and outfitted with high end finishes, this home also includes an integrated entertainment system.

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Colorado$7,100,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Truly spectacular in every way, this masterpiece of contemporary design speaks volumes with its architectural brilliance and unsurpassed craftsmanship. Every room is bathed in natural light, creating a seamless transition from indoor living to outdoor experience and the open layout offers a tremendous amount of space throughout the living areas.

Mallorca8.500.000 € EUR | Bendinat, Mallorca | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

This villa is located in the highest part of the Bendinat Golf residential complex, and boasts beautiful panoramic views of the sea, golf course and Bendinat Castle. The villa has been constructed with the highest quality materials, and its design is a mixture of modern and Mediterranean styles.

From Georgian Colonials to Castles, discover previous installments of Architectural Spotlight

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in March 2017

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

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€ 4.800.000 EUR | Asti, Italy | Turin Sotheby’s International Realty

In the early 1900s a local nobleman was gifted this 15th-century Piedmont estate as a token of gratitude for his military service, and he promptly enlisted architect Giovanni Chevalley to oversee an extensive renovation and expansion. “

5 Majestic Castles for Sale Now – Galerie Magazine

Manhattan Townhouse Sells for $41.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

A Mallorcan Villa Overlooking the Mediterranean That Will Appeal to Minimalists – Mansion Global

You Can Own Katherine Hepburn’s Connecticut Estate for $11.8 Million – Boston.com

Seven Properties Where Famous Writers Once Lived – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand and New Story Partnership – Sotheby’s International Realty

Red Cross to Sell Estate Along Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row – Los Angeles Times

7 Breathtaking Homes on the Water – The Week

House Hunting in… Costa Rica – The New York Times

Chinese Home Buyers Turn Attention Away from Vancouver – The Globe and Mail

Perspectives: Interactive Marketing with Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC – Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty

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

These are the Cars to Watch for at the Ameila Island Auctions – Bloomberg

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in December 2016

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

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€17.000.000 EUR | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

“This contemporary residence, perched on a steep hill overlooking Mallorca’s Port Andratx, comprises a main building, a guesthouse, and staff quarters.”

What $18 Million Mountain Homes Look Like in Three Countries – Bloomberg.com

Pools, Ponds and Front-door Access to Great Barrier Reef for $15M – Mansion Global

For Sale: 6 Extraordinary Homes in Phoenix – The Week

Luxury Ex-Display Home – News.co.au

A Waterfront Ontario Mansion Inspired by the Owner’s World Travels – Mansion Global

Homeowners Hit the Jackpot – Wall Street Journal

D.C.-area’s Most Expensive Homes for Sale – Washington Post

Mexico’s Riviera Maya: Foreign Buyers Boost Home Sales on Yucatan – Financial Times

$2,500,000 Homes in Wyoming, Virginia and California – New York Times

Modern and Charming: These Country Mansions are the Best of Both Worlds – Elle Decor

Manhattan Home Sellers Slow Deals With Dreams of 40% Returns – Bloomberg

Buy Experiences, Not Things: Sotheby’s and IfOnly are Auctioning Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventures and Lessons – Forbes

John Lennon’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Piano, Bob Dylan Lyric Sheets Head to Auction – Rolling Stone

Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue V

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From a sophisticated celebrity home in Atlanta, Georgia to a modern waterfront home in California, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Brazil, Mallorca, Australia and Canada.

$17,500,000 USD | Georgia, USA | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Perhaps the most compelling private residence to ever be offered in the history of Atlanta, this mansion is situated on over 17 private and pristine park-like acres with substantial Chattahoochee River frontage. It offers an unrivaled amenity package, including a resort-style infinity-edge swimming pool, lighted tennis court, fully equipped gym, spa, theater, hobby house, underground ballroom with catering kitchen, formal and informal gardens, entire estate generator, guard house, caretaker’s suite and presidential-level security system managing two gated and secured residential entrances.

02-list$17,375,000 USD | Hawaii, USA | List Sotheby’s International Realty

Take in breathtaking views of Oahu’s famed Kailua coastline from every vantage point of this artfully designed home inside and out. This grand estate is nestled in a private gated setting, on over one acre and approximately 200 linear feet of white, sandy beach. This meticulously appointed home has five bedrooms and six-and-one-half baths, features a pool side cabana, fire pit, tiki torches, fountains, built-in BBQ and a state-of- the-art security and lighting system. A spa and a private outdoor granite bathtub provide the ultimate tranquil retreat. Natural elements include the use of gleaming hardwood throughout and lush tropical landscaping. Imagine hosting large scale events on the expansive grounds under the stars.

03-coast-village-road$16,000,000 USD | California, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Down a tree-lined drive behind gates, this newly remodeled contemporary home of approximately 7,394-square-feet, built by Giffin and Crane, is situated on approximately three panoramic Montecito Valley and ocean view acres. Take advantage of Santa Barbara’s unique climate with stunning indoor/outdoor areas, including expansive living spaces, soaring ceilings, and large floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to modern loggias, and a luxurious outside lounge with pool retreat.

Noteworthy Sales from Around the World

canada$20,000,000 CAD | Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This 36,000-square-foot post and beam waterfront estate designed and built by Lepik Construction is quite simply a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Offering nearly 13,000-square-feet of living space over three levels, the home features five bedrooms, seven baths, over 4,600-square-feet of terraced slate decks, outdoor pool/hot tub, indoor swim spa/hot tub, indoor elevator system, geo thermal heating, 8,000-gallon front entry koi pond, five-car heated garage and an incredible 50-foot attached private yacht garage. A chef’s kitchen and cabinetry by Redl Kitchens, Brazilian cherry floors, and floor to ceiling glass are also featured.

mallorca€ 8,700,000 | Mallorca | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

“Ocean 34”, an architectural masterpiece in the luxurious marina Port Adriano, is the only contemporary home with open panoramic sea views in the area. This seafront property blends indoor and outdoor spaces with streamlined architecture and striking design elements. The interior living areas are completely open to the outdoor area, which features an infinity-edge pool and a large terrace, creating a natural flow between the two spaces.

View the entire issue of Significant Sales

Carry the Torch | Swim to Success

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Swimming at the Summer Games ranks highly among fans and spectators as one of the most highly anticipated competitions. Over the last few weeks, gold medalists Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Katinka Hosszú, Simone Manuel and Lilly King captured the hearts and minds of the millions of viewers tuning into the events in Rio. Become a part of the action in this week’s installment of “Carry the Torch” and dive-in to these exclusive pools in some of the world’s most sought after locales.

California$4,999,900 USD | Carlsbad, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Tucked away on the 14th hole of world-famous La Costa Golf Course, this home is meticulously and artfully designed. This sweeping Estate was created to capture the romance and mystique of the tropics while offering the excitement, texture and drama of sensational entertaining. Every detail has been carefully selected and crafted to fashion a setting of ultimate comfort, elegance, ease, intimacy and hospitality. The grounds include a masterfully designed, imported glass mosaic pool and spa.

BarbadosPrice Upon Request | St. James, Barbados | Barbados Sotheby’s International Realty

The Chummery Estate, originally built for the chairman of Macy’s, is the epitome of sophisticated and casually elegant island living. Features include a drawing and dining room overlooking the Junior Olympic size pool and a gourmet kitchen. The family room offers ample space as an office, a media room, or a cooling retreat on a warm summer day. The Chummery Estate represents one of the finest privately held botanical offerings on the Island of Barbados. The gardens were carefully planned and executed with precision; the perfect backdrop for strolling on the tranquil paths, or enjoying a cup of tea in the cooling Palm Thatched Hut.

ChinaPrice Upon Request | Beijing, China | Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty

The Powerful Mountain project is a masterpiece developed by the R & F Properties Group. The Powerful Mountain mansion is a detached single house, a truly astonishing and unrivaled estate in its scope and architectural form. The property is located at within the 2nd ring among the most-lively area in Beijing. The property’s inspiration comes from the Baroque Era, and is imprinted with the that signature sophistication, refinement and luxury. The house is completed by an indoor swimming pool, wine cellar and screen room.

BrazilR$ 28.000.000 BRL | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Boss Nova Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Costa Verde and fully integrated into the local nature of Portobello Resort & Safari, this contemporary residence offers ample entertaining spaces both indoor and out. Also featured on this property is a swimming pool, underground wine cellar for 3,000 bottles and tasting room, spa with heated Jacuzzi, steam room, massage room, fitness center with sound system and a tennis court with separate dressing room.

Spain18.900.000 € EUR | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

This property is located in the exclusive residential area “Las Brisas” in Port Andratx. The main house comprises a dining room and living area with fireplace and representative library. The striking villa features an outdoor pool area accessible from all ground-floor rooms as well as an indoor one. The home also offers a cinema, an entertainment area with bar, wine cellar, staff area and two guest apartments.

See the rest of our “Carry The Torch: Homes Fit for the Summer Games” Series

Luxury Lifestyles | Waterfront Living

The benefits and beauty of living in a waterfront home are as vast as the stunning and unobstructed views enjoyed by these homes. Those who enjoy activities such as fishing and sailing will feel perfectly in their element, particularly if their residence is situated close to a Marina, harbor or river bank, offering direct access to the water. Simply being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and breathing in the fresh air can be inspiring and restorative.

One of the most fascinating aspects of waterfront living is how the proximity to the water inevitably affects life in the home, creating a unique offering and making it a distinctive lifestyle in its own right. The fact that this aspect is not available everywhere and is tied to the geographical location of the property increases its appeal and exclusivity. In fact, there is a common trend shared by numerous markets selling waterfront properties whereby the demand for these homes tends to be larger than the supply because they are highly desired and properties on the waterfront are in shorter supply than those further away. As a result, waterfront homes retain and increase in value over time, making them an excellent investment. In addition to a great resale value, these homes can also be an excellent rental investment. People want to rent these properties out due to the amazing views and lifestyle benefits they offer.

Although certain aspects of waterfront living can be enjoyed anywhere around the world – glorious skies, views and a high level of privacy and seclusion – waterfront lifestyles in different locations can be highly diverse, offering something new to look forward to with each destination.

DubaiUSD $7,490,000 | Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai: A world-renowned residential and tourism destination. It is home to luxurious villas, five-star hotels and white sandy beaches. Residents of Palm Jumeirah enjoy a distinguished address, spectacular views, glorious sunshine, an array of marine life and an exclusive lifestyle close to shops and entertainment facilities, yet away from the buzz of the mainland city centre. This penthouse is the definition of glamorous waterfront living, featuring elegantly renovated interiors and architectural elements, meticulously designed bedrooms, and a functional open terrace.

MaltaUSD $4,522,340 | Tigne Point Luxury Development, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

MaltaThe lifestyle offering on the island of Malta, located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, is highly defined by its island status. With a land area covering just over 316 km2, the sea is part and parcel of the local lifestyle and visible even from inland areas around the island. Although the country is tiny, Malta’s shorelines are diverse and dotted with quaint fishing villages, sandy and rocky beaches, historic fortifications, yacht marinas, popular tourist resorts and leisure establishments. Waterfront homes in Malta enjoy mesmerizing open sea views of the Mediterranean waters. It is good to know that numerous luxury lifestyle developments on the island are located in very close proximity to the sea, offering high quality residences benefiting from the peace of mind and tranquillity brought along by a sea view such as the one enjoyed from this penthouse.

Due to the shape of its harbour area, which Malta is historically famous for, this property does not only enjoy unparalleled sea views but directly looks out onto the almost iconic skyline of Malta’s capital city of Valletta.

IbizaUSD $3,213,090 | Cala Moli, Ibiza | Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty

Ibiza: Another Mediterranean island, the third largest of the Balearics and an autonomous community of Spain, Ibiza offers an eclectic mix of sites to see and things to do, including World Heritage sites, unspoilt woodlands and rural extensions. Therefore, owning a sea view property in Ibiza means more than just the enjoyment of that vast blue expanse that so many people find so mesmerizing.

Due to its long offset shape and longitudinal positioning, most coastal positions will enjoy unobstructed views of either sunrise or sunset. Many believe the sunsets of Ibiza to be the best in the world, particularly those over Es Vedra. The luxury property market in Ibiza is at a peak at the moment, making this a good time to turn one’s gaze towards the island and its properties. Located high on the cliff top area of Cala Moli, on the west coast, this modern detached villa has exceptionally well presented accommodation over two floors.

MallorcaUSD $3,945,900| Port de Soller, Mallorca | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

Mallorca: The largest of the Balearic Islands and full of outdoor appeal due to its golden beaches, sheltered coves, limestone mountain landscapes and Roman and Moorish remains. This lovely, completely refurbished villa situated in a prime location in Port de Soller, offers a panoramic view overlooking the sea, the harbour and the mountains. Port de Soller is a beautiful village situated in one of Mallorca’s most stunning harbours on the island’s west coast. Surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains while being close to the sea, this villa enjoys the best of both worlds.

FrancePrice on Request | Cap D’Ail, Côte d’Azur | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Côte d’Azur: Also widely known as the French Riviera, this is the south-eastern corner of France that touches the Mediterranean Sea and indisputably one of the most glamorous Mediterranean shorelines. The juxtaposition of urban sprawl, green hills and mesmerising blue waters makes it truly captivating. Along the years, the Riviera has become perhaps as famous as all the film stars, aristocrats, artists and writers that walked and lived here. It is a place full of legacies as present as all the fashionable resorts, secluded villas and eye-catching yachts berthed in its attractive ports and continues today to be a magical place where stories happen.

Castel Mare, once home to Prince Henry II of Reuss is a majestic villa with direct access to the sea.  According to its heritage, this wonderful imaginatively sited villa used to be and still remains the winter escape of the imperial family of German Emperor Wilhelm II. Despite some modernisation, it is the antique furniture and the old noble bathrooms that keep the spirit of those wonderful former days at the Côte d’Azur alive.

“Where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar”, writes Lord Byron. And even for less romantic hearts, open waters are often a representation of freedom and the sensational mysteries of the world, lying out there, waiting to be discovered. More than the eye-appeasing view, waterfront living offers a heart-appeasing lifestyle, allowing the mind to wander while the heart remains anchored at home.

Malta_FacebookThis guest blog is provided by Manuela Zammit, marketing assistant at Malta Sotheby’s International RealtyView all listings in Malta on sothebysrealty.com