Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in April 2014

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

Hotel Carlyle Apartment | Manhattan

$4,900,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

“For the first time, the Chinese have become the biggest foreign buyers of apartments in Manhattan, real estate brokers estimate, taking the mantle from the Russians.”

The Chinese take Manhattan: replace Russians as top apartment buyers - Reuters

Ron Howard Lists Longtime Home for $27.5 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Monumental Architectural CompoundHaute Living Magazine

Home of Renowned Architect Harry Leslie Walker Hits Market in New YorkThe Daily Voice

New York Times Pitches a Surge of Digital VideoAdAge

Big Ticket | For $13.4 Million, Hitching Post IncludedThe New York Times

Calgary luxury home market sets another recordCalgary Herald

Million-Dollar Home Sales Thrive While Low End StumblesBloomberg

Resort Living in the Philippines | Asia House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Mediterranean-style estate in Wine Country | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

What Shanghai Looked Like 140 Years Ago | Sotheby’s - WSJ | China RealTime Blog

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in April 2014

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

Hotel Carlyle Apartment / Manhattan

$4,900,000 USD / New York, New York / Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

“For the first time, the Chinese have become the biggest foreign buyers of apartments in Manhattan, real estate brokers estimate, taking the mantle from the Russians.”

The Chinese take Manhattan: replace Russians as top apartment buyers - Reuters

Ron Howard Lists Longtime Home for $27.5 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Monumental Architectural CompoundHaute Living Magazine

Home of Renowned Architect Harry Leslie Walker Hits Market in New YorkThe Daily Voice

New York Times Pitches a Surge of Digital VideoAdAge

Big Ticket / For $13.4 Million, Hitching Post IncludedThe New York Times

Calgary luxury home market sets another recordCalgary Herald

Million-Dollar Home Sales Thrive While Low End StumblesBloomberg

Resort Living in the Philippines / Asia House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Mediterranean-style estate in Wine Country / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

What Shanghai Looked Like 140 Years Ago / Sotheby’s - WSJ / China RealTime Blog

Best Places in the World to Celebrate New Years Eve

Ring in the New Year in some of the world’s best locations for New Years Eve celebrations.

tribeca terrace apartments for sale

$24,500,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

New York City—An obvious choice, New York City often ranks among top places to ring in the New Year. With numerous roof top terraces, like this magnificent penthouse in TriBeCa, watching the city’s fireworks display is a magical experience.

apartments for sale in paris

3.500.000 € EUR | Paris, France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

Paris—Known as La Ville-Lumière (The City of Lights), Paris is a magical destination to celebrate New Years. After strolling the cobblestone streets and taking in the sights, cuddle up in a city apartment overlooking the river and Tour d’Eiffel.

luxury apartments for sale dubai

9,000,000 AED | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai—The 2013 New Years Eve fireworks display in Dubai is expected to be a monumental occasion. The show will start with a six-minute choreographed display and will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Fireworks Display.’ Enjoy this extraordinary pyrotechnic event in a luxury apartment in Downtown Dubai with spectacular skyline views overlooking Burj Khalifa.

luxury real estate Vaucluse Australia

Price Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Sydney—From aerial acrobatics shows to the Harbour of Light Parade™, Sydney is an iconic location to ring in the New Year. This year’s event theme is Shine and the numerous fireworks displays that are planned over Sydney Harbour are sure to light up the city for all the world to see. Nestled on the hillside overlooking Sydney Harbour and the city skyline is this stunning home with one of the best views for taking in the festivities.

Best Places in the World to Celebrate New Years Eve

Ring in the New Year in some of the world’s best locations for New Years Eve celebrations.

tribeca terrace apartments for sale

$24,500,000 USD / New York, New York / Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

New York City—An obvious choice, New York City often ranks among top places to ring in the New Year. With numerous roof top terraces, like this magnificent penthouse in TriBeCa, watching the city’s fireworks display is a magical experience.

apartments for sale in paris

3.500.000 € EUR / Paris, France / Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

Paris—Known as La Ville-Lumière (The City of Lights), Paris is a magical destination to celebrate New Years. After strolling the cobblestone streets and taking in the sights, cuddle up in a city apartment overlooking the river and Tour d’Eiffel.

luxury apartments for sale dubai

9,000,000 AED / Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai—The 2013 New Years Eve fireworks display in Dubai is expected to be a monumental occasion. The show will start with a six-minute choreographed display and will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Fireworks Display.’ Enjoy this extraordinary pyrotechnic event in a luxury apartment in Downtown Dubai with spectacular skyline views overlooking Burj Khalifa.

luxury real estate Vaucluse Australia

Price Upon Request / Sydney, Australia / Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Sydney—From aerial acrobatics shows to the Harbour of Light Parade™, Sydney is an iconic location to ring in the New Year. This year’s event theme is Shine and the numerous fireworks displays that are planned over Sydney Harbour are sure to light up the city for all the world to see. Nestled on the hillside overlooking Sydney Harbour and the city skyline is this stunning home with one of the best views for taking in the festivities.

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | September 2013

From an opulent Las Vegas compound to an ultra modern villa in Israel, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases elite lifestyles from around the globe.

las vegas mansions for sale

$70,000,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Las Vegas — Wayne Newton’s former Casa de Shenandoah Ranch, new owner has invested in excess of $15+ Million in improvements. This compound consists of the main house and seven additional homes, a jumbo jet terminal for entertaining, car museum with seven double doors, a gaming room and zoo. There is also an equestrian facility comprised of 37 stables with offices, tack rooms, equestrian pool and acres of corrals.

Manhattan luxury townhouse for sale

$46,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York — Paul Mellon, heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, and his wife, Bunny Mellon, built this extraordinarily forty foot wide townhouse on a fabled Upper East Side block in 1965. This iconic townhouse was designed in Neoclassical French style and evokes the charm of the French countryside in the middle of Manhattan.

historic mansion for sale tuscany

Price Upon Request | Lucca, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy — Located in the beautiful countryside of Lucca, this historic villa belonged to the Mansi family, who were very well-known in the European silk trade. The original building dates back to the second half of the 16th century, though it has been largely transformed in the first half of the 17th century. The property was later re-transformed in the 18th century by the architect Giusti, giving it its elegant facade seen today. While the transformation of the park by Filippo Juvarra , endowed the villa of elegant green spaces for which it is nowadays famous. The property consists of a main house , stables and farmhouse , for a total of about 5,000 sq.M., all being surrounded by a park of about 4,5 hectares.

Luxury Mansions for Sale Israel

$33,000,000 USD | Herzliya Pituach, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Israel — Ultra luxurious Modern Villa with unmatched first row Mediterranean Sea views, in exclusive Herzliya Pituach. The property showcases lavish finishes including Versace inlays and crown molding, marble floors, an ultra-sleek kitchen with spacious center island and beautiful contemporary cabinets.

London Luxury Apartments

£19,500,000 GBP | London, England | London Sotheby’s International Realty

London — Spanning the entire 45th floor of The Tower, the expansive apartment is comprised of five reception rooms, four bedrooms and five bathrooms whilst commanding views of London. The elite residence has bespoke facilities, spa, infinity pool, gym, business lounge, private dining facilities, conference facilities, secure underground parking and professional 24 hour concierge services.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale / September 2013

From an opulent Las Vegas compound to an ultra modern villa in Israel, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases elite lifestyles from around the globe.

las vegas mansions for sale

$70,000,000 USD / Las Vegas, Nevada / Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Las Vegas — Wayne Newton’s former Casa de Shenandoah Ranch, new owner has invested in excess of $15+ Million in improvements. This compound consists of the main house and seven additional homes, a jumbo jet terminal for entertaining, car museum with seven double doors, a gaming room and zoo. There is also an equestrian facility comprised of 37 stables with offices, tack rooms, equestrian pool and acres of corrals.

Manhattan luxury townhouse for sale

$46,000,000 USD / New York, New York / Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York — Paul Mellon, heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, and his wife, Bunny Mellon, built this extraordinarily forty foot wide townhouse on a fabled Upper East Side block in 1965. This iconic townhouse was designed in Neoclassical French style and evokes the charm of the French countryside in the middle of Manhattan.

historic mansion for sale tuscany

Price Upon Request / Lucca, Italy / Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy — Located in the beautiful countryside of Lucca, this historic villa belonged to the Mansi family, who were very well-known in the European silk trade. The original building dates back to the second half of the 16th century, though it has been largely transformed in the first half of the 17th century. The property was later re-transformed in the 18th century by the architect Giusti, giving it its elegant facade seen today. While the transformation of the park by Filippo Juvarra , endowed the villa of elegant green spaces for which it is nowadays famous. The property consists of a main house , stables and farmhouse , for a total of about 5,000 sq.M., all being surrounded by a park of about 4,5 hectares.

Luxury Mansions for Sale Israel

$33,000,000 USD / Herzliya Pituach, Israel / Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Israel — Ultra luxurious Modern Villa with unmatched first row Mediterranean Sea views, in exclusive Herzliya Pituach. The property showcases lavish finishes including Versace inlays and crown molding, marble floors, an ultra-sleek kitchen with spacious center island and beautiful contemporary cabinets.

London Luxury Apartments

£19,500,000 GBP / London, England / London Sotheby’s International Realty

London — Spanning the entire 45th floor of The Tower, the expansive apartment is comprised of five reception rooms, four bedrooms and five bathrooms whilst commanding views of London. The elite residence has bespoke facilities, spa, infinity pool, gym, business lounge, private dining facilities, conference facilities, secure underground parking and professional 24 hour concierge services.

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NYC Real Estate | Market Spotlight

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Market

$9,750,000 USD | Manhattan, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty-Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

“We are continuing to see the robust sales momentum triggered during the ending months of 2012, says Nikki Field, senior global real estate advisor Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage. Foreign buyers have proven to be the main instrumental market force. Europeans have been joined by Canadians, Brazilians, Asians and Russians in signaling confidence in both the US and the dollar. Many foreign investors believe that real estate is the new global currency, and the run-up of international purchases here in New York support that theory.

Compelling factors fueling the international invasion of buyers include the commonly held opinion that New York remains more affordable than other major global cities and the perceived upside to the long-term investment potential of our market. New York, long heralded as a safe haven for wealth, offers stability both economically and politically. Specifically, the Manhattan luxury market in 2012 ended with one of the top quarters ever recorded, which is directly responsible for the tight mid-year 2013 market. Inventory is at historic lows. This alone has had the biggest impact on the velocity of the market. Thanks to the momentum of global demand, we currently have a healthy, stable Manhattan market.”

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NYC Real Estate / Market Spotlight

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Market

$9,750,000 USD / Manhattan, New York / Sotheby’s International Realty-Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

“We are continuing to see the robust sales momentum triggered during the ending months of 2012, says Nikki Field, senior global real estate advisor Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage. Foreign buyers have proven to be the main instrumental market force. Europeans have been joined by Canadians, Brazilians, Asians and Russians in signaling confidence in both the US and the dollar. Many foreign investors believe that real estate is the new global currency, and the run-up of international purchases here in New York support that theory.

Compelling factors fueling the international invasion of buyers include the commonly held opinion that New York remains more affordable than other major global cities and the perceived upside to the long-term investment potential of our market. New York, long heralded as a safe haven for wealth, offers stability both economically and politically. Specifically, the Manhattan luxury market in 2012 ended with one of the top quarters ever recorded, which is directly responsible for the tight mid-year 2013 market. Inventory is at historic lows. This alone has had the biggest impact on the velocity of the market. Thanks to the momentum of global demand, we currently have a healthy, stable Manhattan market.”

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