Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in October 2017

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


$15,800,000 USD | Honolulu, Hawaii | LIST Sotheby’s International Realty

“It’s always vacation time at this house on the eastern shores of Oahu, Hawaii. Here, every single day you’ll wake up to endless ocean views capped by the volcanic cone, Diamond Head, that largely defines that landscape of the island.”

An Open and Airy Abode on One of Hawaii’s Most Beautiful Beaches – Mansion Global

Elie Tahari Asks $45 Million for Hamptons Home – Wall Street Journal

An Amenity-Rich Home in Melbourne’s Toniest Suburb – Mansion Global

Seven Great Houses for Entertaining – Financial Times

Estée Lauder Chairman Buys $23.5 Million Co-op – The New York Times

7 Stunning Homes for Sale in Maine – Coastal Living

Property of the Week: A Converted Railway Loft in San Francisco – The Spaces

Wooden it be Lovely – Five Cabin Homes – Financial Times

Sculptural Smart Estate Designed by Guy Dreier Going for Nearly $45 Million – Robb Report

One57 Condo of Ferrari-Collecting Canadian Billionaire Asks $70M – Curbed

House Hunting in… Victoria, British Columbia – The New York Times

Penthouses in São Paulo: A World Away from the City’s Intensity – Financial Times

Montreal Real Estate Gets Fancy – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Johannesburg – The New York Times

Portland Offers a Run For Your Money – Financial Times

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

Cartier Tutti Frutti Bracelet Highlights Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction – Forbes

Video of the Week: Striking Modern Home in Rancho Santa Fe, California

$44,975,000 USD | Rancho Santa Fe, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sophisticated and modern, this world-class estate was designed by renowned architect Guy Dreier. Truly unique, breathtaking luxury and uncompromising quality are intrinsic in this contemporary residence, seven years in the making. Experience masterful modern accomplishment located in the exclusive covenant of beautiful Rancho Santa Fe, up a long, gated drive, on a hill with sweeping views of the grounds, majestic mountains and valley vistas beyond.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in August 2017

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


$6,000,000 USD | Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize | Belize Sotheby’s International Realty

“Located around 45 minutes from Placencia, North Saddle Caye is a fully developed private island with two villas and two guest cottages. The villas showcase 20-foot vaulted ceilings, matching master bedrooms with en suite baths, and fully equipped kitchens.”

5 Extraordinary Private Islands You Can Buy Now – Robb Report

Aesthetically appealing: five hand-crafted homes – Financial Times

This 11-Bedroom Dubai Villa Includes a Nightclub – Mansion Global

This is the Stone Farmhouse We’ve Been Waiting Our Whole Lives to Buy – Country Living

Once a Vacant Shell, a Restored Brownstone Lists for More Than $16 Million – Wall Street Journal

Waterfront Wonders: 5 Homes with Stunning Vistas – Robb Report

Cahuenga Pass Home Built for Disney Artists Gets a Hollywood Ending – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Chateau Built for Architectural Digest Founder Hits Market for $22.5 Million – Mansion Global

Time to Chillax: Five Homes to Put You at Your Ease – Financial Times

Staples Center Architect Sells his Stylish Digs in Calabasas – Los Angeles Times

White Beach: A Picture-Perfect Wonderland –

Staging my Dream Parisian Hotel Suite with Sotheby’s International Realty – Style by Emily Henderson

House Hunting in… Panama – The New York Times

New Townhouses Get Condo Treatment – Mansion Global

10 Homes that are Modern-Living Goals – Inside and Out – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s Celebrates Mario Testino’s Upcoming Auction in Los Angeles – Vogue

Video of the Week: Unparalleled Waterfront Residence in Ocean City, Maryland

$3,699,000 USD | Ocean City, Maryland | Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty

Expanses of glass, steel and concrete with a flow-through layout provide natural views from every room. The sleek, bespoke kitchen opens to the great room and the property’s two buildings are connected by an Ipe deck and skywalk. Bedrooms on each level feature mosaic tile baths, while an owners’ suite with spa/bath features a private balcony with captivating views of the skyline and Isle of Wight Bay.

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Virtual Tour of the Month: Post-Modern Masterpiece in Woodside, California

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$14,995,000 USD | Woodside, California | Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

A post-modern masterpiece designed by Ettore Sottsass, founder of the Memphis Group in collaboration with the home’s owner, David Kelley, founder of IDEO and Stanford’s A home built to challenge your sense of convention while still providing an intimate and functional dwelling. On approximately five acres, the property includes a working equestrian center complete with stables, tack room, barn, and turnouts.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in May 2017

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


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

” The main 8,500-square-foot home has six bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms. It has a portico entrance, covered alfresco dining terraces and a modern guest house with one bedroom and 1½ bathrooms.”

 A Stately Sydney House Taken Back to its Roots – Wall Street Journal

Vertical Living in Hollywood Hills Contemporary – Los Angeles Times

Lush, 20-Acre Private Island in the Bahamas Lists for $16 Million – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Luxury Presence into Austria – Sotheby’s International Realty

For Sale: The World’s Best Luxury Penthouses – Boat International 

Robert Redford’s UES Hideaway Can Be Yours for $1.35M – New York Post

A Custom Maui Home Overlooking the Pacific Ocean – Mansion Global

Home Buyers Flock to Long Island’s North Shore – Wall Street Journal

Montpellier: Prime, Standout Homes in France’s Fastest Growing City – Financial Times

East Hills, N.Y.: A Village Green Built with Recreation in Mind – The New York Times

Montevideo’s Carrasco is an In-Demand Suburb that Combines City and Beach Life – Mansion Global

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: Holiday Home of US Presidents – Financial Times

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

Margaret Thatcher’s Signature Cartier Brooch to Go on Sale at Sotheby’s  – The Telegraph

An Entire Room of Giacometti is for Sale at Sotheby’s – Architectural Digest

Video of the Week: Sleek, Modern Home in Uusimaa, Finland

2.370.000 € EUR | Uusimaa, Finland | Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty
A unique home with international elegance in one of the most popular living areas in Finland, this house’s stylish interior, qualitative materials and high-tech solutions make this the perfect villa. The spacious, airy living areas with impressive ceiling-height, open fireplace, and lightning shelf designed by designer Vertti Kivi are striking and inviting. From the living room you have direct access to the glassed terrace, where an open fireplace and infra heater makes this space welcoming. Both the terrace and the living room are equipped with electrically driven curtains for ultimate privacy.

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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.


€ 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.

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Luxury Living | Modern & Contemporary Interiors

With the use of glass, steel and concrete along with imaginative, striking lines, modern and contemporary interiors are bright and inviting spaces. Join us on a trip around the world as we experience some of the most captivating and inspiring modern and contemporary interiors from Sydney, to the Gulf Coast of Alabama.

alabama$3,275,000 USD | Orange Beach, Alabama | Kaiser Sotheby’s International

Sited close to the entrance of Ono Island, this private, 5,200-square-foot waterfront home features unparalleled craftsmanship and detailing throughout. The home features Italian Terrazzo tile, Wolf, Miele and Sub Zero appliances, a bespoke spiral glass staircase, stacked limestone fireplace, automatic shades and a separate guest suite among its amenities.

argentina$4,000,000 USD | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Ginevra Sotheby’s International Realty

This is a unique 375-square-meter property in Chateau Puerto Madero features a private entrance hall and grand living and dining rooms with views to the river and ecological reservoir. There are four separate suites, where the master encloses a double walk-in closet, and there is also a family room and eat-in designer kitchen and a service room. Enjoy breathtaking cityscapes from nearly every room.

canada5 475 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The “Theater Park Penthouse” features four-bedrooms and a library over approximately 3,270-square-feet of indoor living space. The over 2,000-square-feet of wrap around terraces feature unrivaled panoramic views of the lake and city while the interiors feature top-of-the-line finishes and bespoke design elements that capture the abundant natural light.

finland4.250.000 € EUR | Uusimaa, Finland | Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty

Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s beach house in Jamaica, the architect Iiro Mikkola has combined Italian design and the beauty of the archipelago into a beautiful dream-like design.The villa provides unique views to the archipelago and the sea, while fantastic plot stone walls and pine trees, captures the beauty of Finland all in one place. The additional sauna-building, also designed by Iiro Mikkola, is only a few steps away from the main house and was completed with state-of-the-art media equipment, amenities and access to waterfront views.

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

Located in one of Sydney’s most prestigious coastal enclaves with sublime views over Bronte Beach, this light drenched penthouse apartment provides the ultimate beachside sanctuary designed for luxurious living and entertaining. Enhanced by a sleek contemporary design and the finest of finishes, it reveals an expansive open plan living and dining area enjoying an effortless flow to an entertainment terrace and captivating outlooks. There is a gourmet CaesarStone island kitchen equipped with top-of-the-range European gas appliances and concealed fittings. To the rear of the home is a sparkling glass fenced swimming pool followed by a generous sun drenched courtyard which is perfect for intimate soirees by day or by night.