Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in August 2014

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$11,400,000 USD  | Miami, Florida | ONE  Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida is also a popular destination because there is no individual state income tax—a fact that attracts buyers from New York and elsewhere,” says Elena Bluntzer with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami.

Where the CEOs Live – The Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Living History in AustraliaThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A Philippine Home Fit for a StarThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Views and Service in SeattleThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Storied Stone Manor in Majorca Architectural Digest

On the Market: A Modern East Hampton HomeArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A Stately Victorian in Newport, Rhode IslandArchitectural Digest

How Important Is a Perfect Lawn When You’re Selling Your Home? The New York Times

Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb sells home in Silver LakeLos Angeles Times

Alexander Haig’s Palm Beach Home Sells for $8.75 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s to auction part of L.A. gallerist Joni Gordon’s collectionLos Angeles Times

Living on the World’s Best Beaches

Sandy shores and picturesque scenes make-up Travel + Leisure‘s first-ever Best Beach on Earth survey. From people-watching to seclusion to wildlife viewing, the list of 30 blissful beaches has something for every interest.

Want to own your own slice of paradise?  Here are four homes located on one of these acclaimed beaches.

South Beach, Miami

south beach luxury penthouse for sale

$25,000,000 USD | Miami Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Über chic South Beach penthouse with a private rooftop deck, double walk-in glass wine rooms and the latest SAVANT home technology. The fabulous driftwood-inspired color palette is surrounded by 270˚ ocean and beach views. This spectacular home is the only penthouse in SOBE with movie theatre.

Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas

Pink Sands Beach Bahamas

$7,500,000 USD | Harbour Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Perched  above the famous Pink Sands Beach, a coveted 3-mile long beach, is a 2-acre family compound known as Driftwood Beach House. The compound includes a main house with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and stunning sea views, a separate guest apartment, abundant covered and open terraces and an idyllic beachside cabana perfect for lounging in the gentle sea breeze.

Hapuna Beach, Hawaii

Kamuela Luxury homes for sale

$3,795,000 USD | Kamuela, Hawaii, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

Located with easy access to Hapuna Beach, this lovely town home has endless ocean views perfect for gorgeous sunsets and seasonal whale watching. Ownership privileges at Kauna’oa include a private par 3 practice golf course, an exercise pavilion, individual wine storage lockers and an on-site residential concierge.

Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands 

seven mile beach homes for sale grand cayman

$750,000 USD | Grand Cayman Island | Grand Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Plantana, Grand Cayman is located on the Seven Mile Beach. The most sought after beachfront location in the Caribbean.

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Living on the World’s Best Beaches

Sandy shores and picturesque scenes make-up Travel + Leisure‘s first-ever Best Beach on Earth survey. From people-watching to seclusion to wildlife viewing, the list of 30 blissful beaches has something for every interest.

Want to own your own slice of paradise?  Here are four homes located on one of these acclaimed beaches.

South Beach, Miami

south beach luxury penthouse for sale

$25,000,000 USD / Miami Beach, Florida / ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Über chic South Beach penthouse with a private rooftop deck, double walk-in glass wine rooms and the latest SAVANT home technology. The fabulous driftwood-inspired color palette is surrounded by 270? ocean and beach views. This spectacular home is the only penthouse in SOBE with movie theatre.

Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas

Pink Sands Beach Bahamas

$7,500,000 USD / Harbour Island, Bahamas / Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Perched  above the famous Pink Sands Beach, a coveted 3-mile long beach, is a 2-acre family compound known as Driftwood Beach House. The compound includes a main house with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and stunning sea views, a separate guest apartment, abundant covered and open terraces and an idyllic beachside cabana perfect for lounging in the gentle sea breeze.

Hapuna Beach, Hawaii

Kamuela Luxury homes for sale

$3,795,000 USD / Kamuela, Hawaii, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

Located with easy access to Hapuna Beach, this lovely town home has endless ocean views perfect for gorgeous sunsets and seasonal whale watching. Ownership privileges at Kauna’oa include a private par 3 practice golf course, an exercise pavilion, individual wine storage lockers and an on-site residential concierge.

Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands 

seven mile beach homes for sale grand cayman

$750,000 USD / Grand Cayman Island / Grand Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Plantana, Grand Cayman is located on the Seven Mile Beach. The most sought after beachfront location in the Caribbean.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in June 2013

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

jim carrey sells malibu beach house

Jim Carrey sells Malibu beach house for $13.4 million - Los Angeles Times

Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has sold his gated Malibu Colony retreat for $13.4 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. Janelle Friedman of Sotheby’s International Realty in Pacific Palisades was the listing agent.

New homes still getting bigger - USA TODAY

Billy Joel’s Miami Beach House Sells For $13.75 Million (PHOTOS)Huffington Post

Piece of Mount Vernon [Virginia] for $25 MillionWall Street Journal

[Interview] Ross McCredie, President, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada - BC Business

Turn up the heat: Luxury Miami condo buildings make even bigger wavesNew York Post

Enlightened Space in New JerseyWSJ House of the Day

Daily Delight: Frank Lloyd Wright Brandes HouseHGTV | Design Happens Blog

Green Street Victorian blends 19th Century finishes with modern comfortsSan Franscico Chronicle

Living in: TuscanyBBC Travel

London art market woos ‘uber-collectors’ to buoy summer salesChicago Tribune

£50 million spent at Russian art auctionsThe Telegraph

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sotheby's international realty global networking event 2013

Seen & Heard: Highlights from last week’s Global Networking Event

Live From L.A! Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event 2013Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, Denver, Colorado

Video Highlights from the 2013 Global Networking Event in LA!Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Dallas Metro

GNE Unites More Than 1,400 Of The World’s Top Real Estate Brokers; Spotlights Pacific Northwest - Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Seattle, Washington

Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking EventCoastal Sotheby’s International Realty, South Florida

Global Networking Event- Los Angeles 2013ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, Miami, Florida

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in June 2013

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

jim carrey sells malibu beach house

Jim Carrey sells Malibu beach house for $13.4 million - Los Angeles Times

Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has sold his gated Malibu Colony retreat for $13.4 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. Janelle Friedman of Sotheby’s International Realty in Pacific Palisades was the listing agent.

New homes still getting bigger - USA TODAY

Billy Joel’s Miami Beach House Sells For $13.75 Million (PHOTOS)Huffington Post

Piece of Mount Vernon [Virginia] for $25 MillionWall Street Journal

[Interview] Ross McCredie, President, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada - BC Business

Turn up the heat: Luxury Miami condo buildings make even bigger wavesNew York Post

Enlightened Space in New JerseyWSJ House of the Day

Daily Delight: Frank Lloyd Wright Brandes HouseHGTV / Design Happens Blog

Green Street Victorian blends 19th Century finishes with modern comfortsSan Franscico Chronicle

Living in: TuscanyBBC Travel

London art market woos ‘uber-collectors’ to buoy summer salesChicago Tribune

£50 million spent at Russian art auctionsThe Telegraph

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sotheby's international realty global networking event 2013

Seen & Heard: Highlights from last week’s Global Networking Event

Live From L.A! Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event 2013Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, Denver, Colorado

Video Highlights from the 2013 Global Networking Event in LA!Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Dallas Metro

GNE Unites More Than 1,400 Of The World’s Top Real Estate Brokers; Spotlights Pacific Northwest - Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Seattle, Washington

Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking EventCoastal Sotheby’s International Realty, South Florida

Global Networking Event- Los Angeles 2013ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, Miami, Florida

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in May 2013

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

A-rod sells miami mansion

A-Rod Sells Miami Mansion for $30 MillionSotheby’s International Realty

Mayi de la Vega and Arlene Susy Dunand of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty – South Florida’s real estate firm that dominates the ultra luxury home market – today announced that they represented baseball icon Alex Rodriguez in the sale of his $30 million estate.

What Can $8 Million Buy You? 6 Bedrooms, 1 Golf BarnWashingtonian

SF high-rise condo has spacious floor plan, city views and hotel amenitiesSan Francisco Chronical

Silicon Valley historic home includes a secret roomNBC News

Malta Bene! Luxury house prices that can’t be beatenThe Telegraph

10 big, booming [US] citiesCNN Money

Suburbs Show New Life With Sunbelt Growth After Housing CrashBloomberg

Realogy picks 15 companies as finalists for innovation summitInman News

Sotheby’s to offer a first edition of The Great GatsbyArtdaily.org

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in May 2013

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

A-rod sells miami mansion

A-Rod Sells Miami Mansion for $30 MillionSotheby’s International Realty

Mayi de la Vega and Arlene Susy Dunand of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty – South Florida’s real estate firm that dominates the ultra luxury home market – today announced that they represented baseball icon Alex Rodriguez in the sale of his $30 million estate.

What Can $8 Million Buy You? 6 Bedrooms, 1 Golf BarnWashingtonian

SF high-rise condo has spacious floor plan, city views and hotel amenitiesSan Francisco Chronical

Silicon Valley historic home includes a secret roomNBC News

Malta Bene! Luxury house prices that can’t be beatenThe Telegraph

10 big, booming [US] citiesCNN Money

Suburbs Show New Life With Sunbelt Growth After Housing CrashBloomberg

Realogy picks 15 companies as finalists for innovation summitInman News

Sotheby’s to offer a first edition of The Great GatsbyArtdaily.org

A-Rod Sells Miami Mansion for $30 Million

Mayi de la Vega and Arlene Susy Dunand of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty – South Florida’s fastest growing luxury real estate firm that dominates the ultra luxury home market – today announced that they represented baseball icon Alex Rodriguez in the sale of his $30 million estate at 4358 North Bay Road in Miami Beach. The transaction closed on May 24, and was the highest sale price ever on the prestigious North Bay Road and one of the biggest sales on record in Miami Beach.

A-Rod Sells Miami Beach Mansion

“The demand for trophy homes worldwide, especially those contemporary in design, has never been greater,” said de la Vega, CEO and Founder/Estate Agent of  ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, which has more than 300 agents across South Florida catering to the discerning needs of celebrities, CEOs and the international elite. “Alex’s home, with its stunning all glass design, natural coral rock and sleek white oaks floors, is a shining example of the modern architectural style that is very much in vogue today among affluent buyers.”

The Miami Beach home, located on one of the city’s most desirable streets, North Bay Road, is a modern masterpiece with uninterrupted views of Miami’s skyline and Biscayne Bay, featuring two docks and 275 feet of water frontage. The gated estate offers 19,861 square feet of living space, including nine bedrooms, 11 full and two half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and a four-car garage.

The home was custom built in 2011 by Rodriguez’s Newport Property Construction, Ltd., which specializes in luxury home and office space development, and features a home theater with surround sound throughout, covered terraces, a vanishing-edge heated pool, outdoor kitchen and rooftop deck, amidst lush landscaping and Zen gardens. A stand-alone gym and 3,000-square-foot sports room, sauna and steam room, and a separate guest house also grace the 48,160-square-foot property.

As the fastest growing luxury real estate brokerage firm in South Florida, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has eight offices in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, and has recruited more than 300 agents in just five years. In 2012, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty achieved sales of more than $1.3 billion and was involved in six of Miami-Dade County’s 10 largest transactions last year, which ranged from $13.8 million to $47 million. Led by CEO Mayi de la Vega, the firm realized a 30 percent growth year-over-year from 2011 and holds the majority market share of properties sold for over $1 million.

Source: ONE Sotheby’s International Realty via WSJ.com

A-Rod Sells Miami Mansion for $30 Million

Mayi de la Vega and Arlene Susy Dunand of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty – South Florida’s fastest growing luxury real estate firm that dominates the ultra luxury home market – today announced that they represented baseball icon Alex Rodriguez in the sale of his $30 million estate at 4358 North Bay Road in Miami Beach. The transaction closed on May 24, and was the highest sale price ever on the prestigious North Bay Road and one of the biggest sales on record in Miami Beach.

A-Rod Sells Miami Beach Mansion

“The demand for trophy homes worldwide, especially those contemporary in design, has never been greater,” said de la Vega, CEO and Founder/Estate Agent of  ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, which has more than 300 agents across South Florida catering to the discerning needs of celebrities, CEOs and the international elite. “Alex’s home, with its stunning all glass design, natural coral rock and sleek white oaks floors, is a shining example of the modern architectural style that is very much in vogue today among affluent buyers.”

The Miami Beach home, located on one of the city’s most desirable streets, North Bay Road, is a modern masterpiece with uninterrupted views of Miami’s skyline and Biscayne Bay, featuring two docks and 275 feet of water frontage. The gated estate offers 19,861 square feet of living space, including nine bedrooms, 11 full and two half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and a four-car garage.

The home was custom built in 2011 by Rodriguez’s Newport Property Construction, Ltd., which specializes in luxury home and office space development, and features a home theater with surround sound throughout, covered terraces, a vanishing-edge heated pool, outdoor kitchen and rooftop deck, amidst lush landscaping and Zen gardens. A stand-alone gym and 3,000-square-foot sports room, sauna and steam room, and a separate guest house also grace the 48,160-square-foot property.

As the fastest growing luxury real estate brokerage firm in South Florida, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has eight offices in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, and has recruited more than 300 agents in just five years. In 2012, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty achieved sales of more than $1.3 billion and was involved in six of Miami-Dade County’s 10 largest transactions last year, which ranged from $13.8 million to $47 million. Led by CEO Mayi de la Vega, the firm realized a 30 percent growth year-over-year from 2011 and holds the majority market share of properties sold for over $1 million.

Source: ONE Sotheby’s International Realty via WSJ.com

5 Blissful Cold Weather Escapes

Azure water, white sandy beaches and tropical temperatures seem to become even more appealing in the cold weather months. That almost indescribable feeling of instant relaxation becomes palatable when first stepping off the plane into a tropical paradise. Knowing that miles away there is a whole other world of crystalline snowflakes and over-sized parkas is an intoxicating thought.

There is something special about a tropical destination that carries such power and when you own property in one of these locales, the feeling is all that much sweeter. If you’re yearning for a cold weather escape, these idyllic properties more than fit the bill.

Gouverneur, St. Barthelemy | Price Upon Request | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

st. barth waterfront real estate

Designed by renowned architect Francois Pécard, this incredible hillside private compound in Gouverneur consists of three individual four bedroom villas each boasting panoramic sea views.

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