Enthusiast Approved | Galvanizing Garages

More than just a way to travel for many, the cars we drive (and sometimes collect) are symbols of the lifestyle we choose to live. Whether it’s a classic piece of automotive history, or the latest exotic import, let’s discover five homes from around the world fit for displaying and protecting the perfect ride.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

‘ESPACE’ is a brand-new boutique collection of bespoke and nestled amongst Australia’s most visited and loved precincts, everything you love about life is within an easy walk, ride, paddle, sail, train or tram ride. Included in the many offered amenities is an underground garage for up to four vehicles.

New York$1,950,000 USD | Tuxedo Park, New York | Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

The quintessential Tuxedo Park Carriage House masterpiece, this home is private, secluded, and surrounded by nature. The original Wagstaff Carriage house (circa 1896) on this site was completely rebuilt in 2008, with attention to recrafting key elements of the original design and architectural details. Two garages, one on the ground floor, one free standing, have radiant heat and upwards of 15-car capacity, providing exceptional spaces for showcasing a fine automobile collection, potential studios for musicians or artists, or crafts workshop.

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Illinois$14,888,000 USD | Barrington Hills, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

Hidden Ponds is a magnificent European-inspired country estate with several actual hidden ponds and a peaceful lake on 70 acres in the heart of Barrington Hills. Built in 2004, this slate-roofed manor exudes luxury and class with every arch and angle. The stories that this property holds are filled with music and laughter, with the aromas of feasts past, and echoes from the full-sized English Pub. Among this home’s amenities, a 6,000-square-foot vehicle showroom with adjacent storage and maintenance is perfect for the auto-enthusiast.

Germany18.000.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Glory is a quintessential neoclassical home. Built in the modern interpretation of the superlatives it fits harmoniously into the wonderful landscape of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding sought-after neighborhood. Included in this home’s interior is a striking drive-in garage with refined storage for multiple vehicles.

New Jersey$5,400,000 USD | Bernardsville, New Jersey | Kienlen Lattman Sotheby’s International Realty

Poised among celebrated, historic estates, and surrounded by antique stone walls from a bygone era, this 16-room, six-bedroom manor draws inspiration from the grand homes of America’s South. Luxurious materials complemented by design and décor from the finest professionals are abound; transoms crowning windows, wide doorways, tall ceilings, a barrel-ceilinged gallery, multiple fireplaces, and a motor court leading to a four-car garage with mahogany carriage doors are a part of this home’s unique DNA.

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Video of the Week: Private Kinloch Gardens Estate in Melbourne, Australia

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

This beautiful period house with panoramic views is set on a secluded hill top in grounds of 5560 square meters in the private Kinloch Gardens Estate. The slate roofed residence on three levels is imbued with the ambience of an English manor reflected in slate, parquetry and polished timber floors, blackwood wall panelling, ‘Tudor’ carved stone fireplace and high beamed ceilings. On the ground floor elegant reception and living rooms, all with superb natural light, open onto terraces with pergolas shaded by wisteria, grape vines and roses.

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Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue VIII

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From a historic home in the Hamptons, to a waterfront estate in Cape Codthis issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Australia, St. Barthelemy, Belgium and Italy.

01-east-hampton$14,250,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Thirty-three acres and steeped in history, this legendary location boasts old world homes of a bygone era. This was the first offering of the renowned Shingle Style architect’s own home. Enter the property through original Devon gateposts, past acres of woodland and meadow to the house – set on a knoll with open views of sky, nature and a man-made pond. The potential is endless for maximizing the use of this very special site.

02-premier$13,540,000 USD | Florida, USA | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

This Port Royal waterfront residence on over one acre is beautifully appointed, boasting wide water views. The large kitchen and family room offer stunning, wide bay views and there are four generous guest suites in addition to the separate guest house. Lushly landscaped grounds include an expansive backyard, and for the car enthusiast, the four-car garage could accommodate five or six automobiles.

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03-russell-post$11,900,000 USD | Florida, USA | Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty

This one-of-a-kind estate in Ocean Reef has been carefully designed to take advantage of the magnificent views of Card Sound Bay. Spacious interiors blend with timeless architecture to define this home with four bedroom suites and a separate guest house. Situated on two large lots with a private drive and cocooned in mature tropical landscaping, this sprawling home has been meticulously maintained and features an array of spaces including a formal living room with fireplace, den/office, formal dining room just off the kitchen, and a large family room with vaulted wood beam ceilings and bar area. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with a spacious screened-in patio overlooking the pool and water beyond.  The master bedroom occupies a separate wing within this immaculate estate for the utmost privacy while entertaining.

Noteworthy Sales From Around the World

australiaPrice Undisclosed | Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

One of the prized residences set in one of Toorak’s finest tree lined streets, this magnificent 1930’s family residence is an architectural triumph of superior design and remarkable quality, offering the ultimate in family living and entertaining. Beautifully restored by renowned designer David Hicks and spanning three levels, this stunning residence is defined by its impressive proportions, elegant style and absolute privacy. Light-filled interiors and private outdoor spaces make this a relaxed family haven.

st-barth€5.085.000 | St. Barthelemy | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

This luxurious four-bedroom residence situated high on the hillside of Lurin offers a panoramic seascape including views of Gustavia Harbor, the islands of St. Martin, Saba and unobstructed sunsets that seem to go on forever.

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#TravelTuesday | Fall Getaways – Part II

This #TravelTuesday, we continue our dive into the best fall getaway destinations, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network boats branded offices in 13 of the top locations ranked worldwide.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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$2,495,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

This property is situated on over three-and-a-half acres of land and is located within Grand Teton National Park and just minutes away from Yellowstone National Park.  The perfect fall retreat, the home offers easy access to an array of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding.  The home spans 4,850 square-feet and includes four bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, hardwood floors and custom milled woodwork.

Boston, Massachusetts

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$5,490,000 USD | Boston, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

An elegant waterside duplex, this property is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.  The light-filled three-bedroom home has large windows throughout, an extra-wide floorplan, large entertaining space and top-of-the-line kitchen.  In addition, there is a large private terrace and private courtyard garden, ideal for enjoying the crisp fall weather.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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$8,170,000 CAD | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Admire the beauty of autumn in Vancouver in this penthouse apartment boasting 360-degree views of the surrounding city, harbor, ocean and mountains.  The 4,300-square-foot contemporary residence was designed by acclaimed architect Peter Cheng with interiors done by the award-winning Peter Cardew.  The home features three bedrooms, maple walls, ceilings and doors and six balconies, allowing the city to be taken in from all directions.

Chicago, Illinois

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$2,250,000 USD | Chicago, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

With plenty of sunshine and balmy weather, fall is one of the best times to visit Chicago.  Located in the Near North Side neighborhood, this corner unit apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks the city on three sides.  A Smart Home, the apartment spans over 3,000 square-feet and has three en-suite bedrooms, two terraces and a top-of-the-line kitchen.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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$22,000,000 AUD | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

While the northern hemisphere is experiencing autumn, it will be springtime in the southern hemisphere so head to Australia for a true getaway from the fall.  Enjoy the city of Melbourne from atop this 86th floor penthouse.  A floor-through residence, the penthouse is situated inside an Art Deco-inspired skyscraper and features 360-degree views of the city, hand-crafted moulded ceilings and gold leaf entrance way.

Paris, France

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7.700.000€ EUR | Paris, France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

Fall is the tourism off-season in Paris, making it one of the best times to revel in the city’s magic.  This three-bedroom apartment in the heart of Paris overlooks the iconic Arc de Triomphe.  The home also includes a garage, cellar, elevator and 24-hour caretaker.

Munich, Germany

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1.450.000€ EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated within the residential development project “Living by Phillippe Stark,” explore fall in Germany in this sleek, modern apartment located in the center of Munich.  The one-bedroom residence has been constructed with the finest materials and craftsmanship.  Building amenities include a concierge service and spa and wellness center.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in November 2016

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

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$3,200,000 USD | Hana, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

“The house has a wide covered lanai facing the ocean. On the second floor a cupola, which they use for watching movies, opens up to decks facing the ocean and mountains behind the property.”

Pat Benatar’s Oceanfront Home in Hana, Maui Goes on the Market – Wall Street Journal

$18 Million Starting Price for Melbourne Penthouse in 86-Story Skyscraper – Mansion Global

Five Properties worth $100M-Plus – Financial Times

For Sale: 6 Enchanting Farmland Homes – The Week

Enrique Iglesias’s Colorful Onetime Home Relists for Less – Wall Street Journal

It May Not Be in a Shiny New Skyscraper, but this Dubai Home is Still Luxe – Mansion Global

Former Home of ‘MASH’ Writer Elias Davis is for Sale in Hollywood Hills – Los Angeles Times

Pierre Koenig’s Historic Case Study House #21 Could Be Yours… for the Right PriceArchDaily

Homes with Moroccan Style – Wall Street Journal

Milan, Italy’s Most Business-Focused City, Looks to Rival London – Financial Times

Georgetown, Washington, D.C.: Postcard-Pretty – The New York Times

Dorsoduro Offers a Less Touristy – but Equally Refined – Taste of Venice – Mansion Global

David Bowie’s Art Collection Skyrockets at Sotheby’s in London – Bloomberg

The Life Aquatic | A River Runs Through It

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Rivers have long served as pathways to the ocean; whether for commerce or travel, some of our most famous cities have developed on the shores of great rivers. From the banks of the Thames to the Hudson, our final installment of Life Aquatic introduces us to riverfront homes from around the world.

australia$22,000,000 AUD | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

On the 86th floor of Melbourne’s nearly 300-meter skyscraper designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, sits one of the highest penthouse residences in the southern hemisphere. The building’s gold crown represents the gold rush and is named after the 1854 Eureka Stockade. The Eureka Tower defines Melbourne’s glittering skyline. Occupying the entire floor, this home showcases breathtaking 360-degree vistas through magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows that draw the eye of the captive viewer across Melbourne to the Great Dividing Range, the Macedon Ranges, the Dandenongs and Port Phillip Bay – a truly tranquil setting. Iconic Melbourne features play out as if on an ethereal movie set – Flemington racecourse, Tullamarine airport, Flinders Street Station and the undulations of the Yarra River become part of your personal experience.

england£1,050,000 GBP | Wallingford, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

A beautiful and historic ferryman’s cottage, the site of which is mentioned in Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat, is situated directly on the banks of the River Thames, adjacent to the Oxford University Rowing Club. This unique property, which sits on Edwardian brick arches, overlooks its own private riverside garden and pontoon. Until 1950 the house was occupied by the Wallingford ferryman, who transported horses, people and freight across the river at the point where the River Thames tow path changed sides. The raised outhouse was the ticket booth associated with the ferry.

canada5 695 000 $ CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Not just a residence, but a stunning work of art, this completely custom built homes on the Detroit River features exceptional craftsmanship throughout. Beautiful handcrafted finishes sourced from exotic locales abound, including century old carved wooden doors, terra cotta tiles, Cantera stone mantle and staircase, and Moroccan panels. A thoughtful blend of European, Mexican and North American design captivates the senses. Resort-like outdoor living amenities include a pool, whirlpool, riverfront sitting area with gas fire pit, dock, boat lift and rooftop verandah.

new-york$2,995,000 USD | Sleepy Hollow, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

An exquisitely renovated granite stone home on the Hudson, the four-bedroom 3.1-bathroom house is set on three private riverfront acres in the coveted Sleepy Hollow Manor enclave. A lavish $1.5 million renovation remodeled the original architectural style and preserved many original features. The finest modern amenities were added to meet today’s lifestyle needs. Sophisticated and inviting in a magical setting with unparalleled sunsets views, thie home is a short walk to train, beach and iconic lighthouse.

germany6.384.000 € EUR | Koblenz, Germany | Peters & Peters Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled amidst a fantastic landscape, Villa Rheinburg was once part of the Klausenberg fortification, which was built between 1827 and 1833. In the course of the centuries, the castle-like villa has been remodeled repeatedly and adapted to the requirements of the respective era. Today the castle-like residence has been completely renovated and there are plans for the creation of modern and luxurious living spaces. The unparalleled panoramic view of the Rhine River valley and the City of Koblenz has remained unchanged throughout the years.

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Architectural Spotlight | Cavalier Castles

Guarding walls, soaring turrets, large rooms and outbuildings help define castle architecture. Throughout both history and fiction, castles have housed royalty and hosts of dignitaries before being updated with modern amenities and passed on to future generations. Join us on a journey around the world as we discover castles in some of the most sought after locales.

germany5.796.000 € EUR | Hessen, Germany | Peters & Peters Sotheby’s International Realty

Medieval ambiance coupled with modern hotel facilities await you in the middle of the scenic World Heritage Site “Upper Middle Rhine Valley”. Freshly renovated, the impressive castle radiates the venerable splendor of bygone days. The great hall, a vaulted cellar, seminar rooms, the castle courtyard, a tower room, the castle chapel, a medieval skittle alley that is a protected historic feature and even its own registry office. The castle offers abundant space and rooms for every occasion amidst a one-of-a-kind ambiance.

idaho$3,400,000 USD | Boise, Idaho | Group One Sotheby’s International Realty

Live a fairy tale life of luxury in an extraordinary residence. Let your hair down as you sit on the rooftop turret overlooking the courtyard and foothills beyond. The best is yet to come with whole house geothermal radiant heat flooring, iron gated entrances, Idaho sandstone walls, portcullis, towers, and one of a kind everything you can imagine. Entertain with style at the rooftop terrace using torchlights, fire pit, hot tub, kitchen, bar area that seats 6 and a green house.

australiaPrice Upon Request | Melbourne, Australia | Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty

Perched high above Mornington Peninsula’s most exclusive enclave of luxury properties is a splendid apartment within the 9-acre Delgany Castle estate. Comprising three bedrooms, including a fine master suite with walk in robes secluded on the ground floor, two internal living areas, alfresco deck and oversized terrace ideal for hosting large parties. A full outdoor kitchen, bar, lounge and dining area embody the sky-high terrace which wraps around two bedrooms on the upper floor. Overlooking Portsea Golf Course, the endless vista hints at the serenity enjoyed by the original owner when the residence was built in 1923.

france7.350.000 € EUR | Centre, France | Orléans Sologne Sotheby’s International Realty

This castle in France, just over two hours from Paris via motorway is in the heart of the Loire Valley 15 minutes from Tours and 30 minutes from the Tours-val de Loire airport. The exceptional domain is composed of 1,112 acres, including an 18th century castle and large outbuildings. All of the structures have been completely restored along with the 15th century manor house. The domain’s grounds comprise an exquisite French-style garden, an orchard, 840 acres of forests and woodlands, 247 acres of meadows and two lakes. Additional amenities include a pool, cellar and kennels.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | August 2016

From a waterfront retreat in Puerto Vallarta to a soaring penthouse in Melbourne, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Mexico$16,500,00 USD | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

This walled estate has been host to dignitaries, corporate executives, and a myriad of celebrities and Hollywood’s elite. Currently, the property consists of the main flagship casona, Villa Verano, and three brand new luxury ocean side villas, along with the common facilities that make up the Puerto Vallarta Beach Club. An extremely unique property on the Mexican Riviera, enjoy the tropical paradise of Vallarta. Expansion potential of this property would bring the total number of rentable suites to 56 and adds multiple pools as well, while preserving the jungle atmosphere.

Massachusetts$32,750,000 USD | Nantucket, Massachusetts | Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty

This unique waterfront compound comprises 300-degree dramatic views, privacy, direct access to a gorgeous sandy beaches, boat moorings and multiple dwellings. The “Main House” at 72 has four bedrooms plus an attached studio, which serves as a pool house or additional bedroom with full bathroom and kitchenette. The cottage includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a gym with a full bathroom. The garage has storage for six cars and the pavilion has a commercial kitchen, world class 3,500 bottle wine cellar, tasting room and one bedroom and bathroom. Private beach stairs and a tennis court complete this elevated, waterfront compound with first floor water views of Nantucket Harbor, Medouie Creek, Town, Coatue, and Great Point Light House situated on over five acres.

London£20,000,000 GBP | London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated principally on the 8th floor of this impressive building, the apartment is spectacular in proportions and can be considered a true Penthouse with direct lift access and fabulous panoramic views across London. Benefitting from an abundance of natural light and space, the property provides exceptional living accommodation throughout and has a wonderful reception room, perfect for entertaining alongside a spacious kitchen/breakfast room.

Oregon$24,000,000 USD | Sisters, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on well over 500-acres of pasture, pine forest and manicured land, the main home offers nearly 15,000-square-feet of living space comprising eight bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a living room with stone fireplace, wet bar, game area, gourmet kitchen and more. The compound also features a guest house, fully equipped barn and ample storage and maintenance areas.

Australia$22,000,000 AUD | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

On the 86th floor of Melbourne’s 297.3-meter skyscraper designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, sits one of the highest penthouse residences in the southern hemisphere. The building’s gold crown represents the gold rush and is named after the 1854 Eureka Stockade. The Eureka Tower defines Melbourne’s glittering skyline. Step inside a world-class New York-style Art Deco-inspired bespoke fit-out proudly announcing unmatched prestige living; gold leaf entrance, plush padded leather, paneled timber and trademark geometric shapes contrast with brass inlays, ornate ironwork and elaborate custom light fittings.

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Architectural Spotlight | Timeless Tudor Homes

The unique and instantly recognizable style of Tudor Revival homes can be found in many parts of the world. The design cues of Tudor homes are inspired by Medieval England, most notably in the steep, multi-gabled roof lines, ornate entryways and decorative half-timber framing all visible from the exterior. Let’s explore a selection of exclusive Tudor homes from around the globe.

$3,250,000 USD | Watchung, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubbed the “Watchung Castle,” this striking Tudor estate sits on over five acres of land nestled in the Watchung Reservation, just 25 miles out from New York City. Warm and inviting, this home features the use of Mahogany and Walnut wood, limestone, marble, soapstone and Brazilian Epay hardwood floors. There are a total of four handcrafted fireplaces which bring their own unique statement to each room. Exquisite living space is carried on outside, where a bluestone patio overlooks an expansive backyard bordered by light woods.

Canada2 200 000 $ CAD | British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Built in 1910, this Tudor Revival in the heart of Rockland embodies Victoria luxury. Designed by the celebrated West Coast architect Samuel Maclure, the estate is a triumph of classical style married with modernity. Having played an influential hand in shaping early 20th century Victoria, British Columbia, some of Maclure’s famous works include the federal heritage site Hatley Castle, former Government House and an ongoing consulting role for the internationally renowned Butchart Gardens. Fit in between these at the peak of his career is the Grierson Mansion. This distinctive home features an exterior of stone finish and quintessential Tudor half-timbering, complimented by lush Arts & Crafts gardenscape.

California$7,488,000 USD | Newport Beach, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

Never before on the market, this English-inspired Tudor estate offers panoramic ocean, harbor and city light views from an oversized parcel in the coveted guard-gated community of Harbor Ridge. Five bedrooms, ten baths, this private residence features intricate brick work, a formal entry with soaring cathedral ceilings, hand carved paneling and a formal sun-soaked living room with iconic oversized wood beams.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

This home showcasing panoramic views is set on a secluded hilltop on 5560-square-meters of grounds in the private Kinloch Gardens Estate. The slate roofed residence on three levels is imbued with the ambience of an English manor reflected in its use of slate, parquetry and polished timber floors, blackwood wall panelling, a ‘Tudor’ carved stone fireplace and high-beamed ceilings. On the ground floor, elegant reception and living rooms, all with superb natural light, open onto terraces with pergolas shaded by wisteria, grape vines and roses.

Nashville$3,485,000 USD | Nashville, Tennessee | The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

On a nearly two acres of professionally-landscaped property featuring lovely gardens, this residence enjoys a bright and lush exterior. The home’s exceptional architectural craftsmanship is displayed throughout with gorgeous finishes and an abundance of bespoke millwork. This breathtaking English Tudor was built on one of Nashville’s most coveted streets in Belle Meade and commands a magnificent presence.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in July 2016

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

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¥1,000,000,000 CNY | Beijing, China | Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty

“A newly built garden home in Suzhou, China, has just hit the market with an asking price of 1 billion Chinese yuan, an equivalent of $154 million, setting a price record in China.”

Most Expensive Luxury Home in China Listed for $154 Million – Mansion Global

Eight of Connecticut’s Thimble Islands List for $78 Million – Wall Street Journal

‘School of Rock’s’ Tony Cavalero Lists His Hip House in Laurel Canyon for Sale – Los Angeles Times

Five Properties with Fruit Gardens – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Pairs Artists and Homes to Showcase the Extraordinary – Luxury Daily

The Palace of Versailles Meets the Lourve – in Melbourne – Mansion Global

A Classic Cottage in the Berkshires – Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Craftsman Charmer in Pasadena’s Historic Bungalow Heaven – Los Angeles Times

The Notting Hill of Ibiza – The Telegraph

House Hunting in… the Netherlands – The New York Times

Grammy-winning Record Producers Stargate Buy a Modern Sanctuary in Venice – Los Angeles Times

Italy’s Islands Lost in Time – Financial Times

Should Be Business As Usual for Brits Buying Property in the EU – PropertyWire

RM Sotheby’s Set to Auction First-Ever Shelby Cobra – CNet