Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in June 2017

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


$2,375,000 USD | Princeton, New Jersey | Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty

“…[Moses] Pyne’s 1901 Neo-Tudor country house, Rockwood Dairy, was spared no expense, and these intricate details are still seen throughout the home.”

A 19th-Century Princeton Home with Original Details Throughout – Mansion Global

Onetime Los Angeles Home of Groucho Marx Lists – Wall Street Journal

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday: 5 Mid-Century Modern Homes for Sale – Robb Report

A 16th-Century Florence-Area Villa that May Have Been Designed by Michelangelo – Mansion Global

Three Gorgeous Waterfront Estates for Sale – Galerie

1925 Mediterranean-Style House Above the Sunset Strip Seeks $2.3M – Curbed

Six Homes in Remote Places for Buyers Seeking Maximum Privacy – Financial Times

An 18th-Century Irish Home Set on 31 Verdant Acres – Mansion Global

English Tudor Revival Pours on the Ambience in Altadena – Los Angeles Times

Buying a Second House Just Got Easier – Architectural Digest

Melbourne’s ‘Rock Solid’ Suburb of Toorak Has Been Desirable for Over 100 Years – Mansion Global

10 Gorgeous Homes That Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

Diamond Ring Purchased for $13 as Costume Jewelry Sells for $848K – CNN

Sotheby’s to Auction Santiago Barberi Gonzalez’s New York Estate – WWD

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in March 2017

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


$7,800,000 USD | Upper East Side, New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

“To create the duplex, Mr. [Clive] Davis combined a 13th-floor unit he bought for $1.925 million with a unit on the floor above he purchased for $1.475 million. He spent about two years renovating the two apartments with help from interior designer Greg Schriefer, linking them with a circular staircase”

Clive Davis Lists Park Avenue Co-op for $7.8 Million – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Sees Growth in a Tough Market – CNBC

Five Homes for Buyers Seeking an Island Lifestyle – Financial Times

Investor David Batchelder Lists Newly Built California Home for $29 Million – Wall Street Journal

Selena Gomez Seeks $3 Million for her Mansion in the Lone Star State – Los Angeles Times

The Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Achieved $95 Billion in Global Sales Volume for 2016 – Sotheby’s International Realty

This $29 Million NYC Penthouse is Hidden in the Sky – Bloomberg

For Sale: 6 Rustic Homes in Montana – The Week

How Sotheby’s International Realty is Avoiding the Real Estate Slowdown – Bloomberg TV

Spending Millions to Keep a Home Safe – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Sydney – The New York Times

Seattle Real Estate Sees Surge in Chinese Interest After Vancouver Enacts 15% Tax – Forbes

What is a Prime or Super-Prime Property? – Financial Times

Here’s How to Spend Your Tax Refund to Upgrade Your Home –

10 Modern Homes that Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

The RM Sotheby’s Automobile Auction at Amelia Island is Set to Astound – Robb Report

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in November 2016

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


4.600.000€ EUR | Uusimaa, Finland |  Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty

“This two-level home on the Gulf of Finland’s shore in Soukanniemi shines with a white rock stone exterior and simple columns near the entrance.”

Spa Luxuries in Home a Stone’s Throw from Helsinki – Mansion Global

Three Homes for Sale Near Ski Areas – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Apple TV App – Inman News

Five Homes for Sale Near LGBT Venues or Landmarks – Financial Times

10 Modern Homes That Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

As Markets Waver, the Rich Park Money in Luxury Homes – The New York Times

French Polynesia: Homebuying from Private Islands to Entire Atolls – Financial Times

Wilson, Wyo.: A Low-Key Ski Town for America’s Wealthy – Wall Street Journal

JK Rowling’s Hand-Drawn Tales of Beedle the Bard Go Up for Auction – The Guardian

Edvard Munch Painting Fetches $54 Million at Sotheby’s Sale in NYC – Chicago Tribune

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in November 2016

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


10 800 000$ CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

“Even the most die-hard city slicker might have a hard time resisting the urge to hightail it to Canada’s 11-acre Bass Island after seeing this architecturally impressive waterfront home located on Ontario’s peaceful Lake Muskoka.”

A Luxurious Waterfront Retreat on Ontario’s Peaceful Lake Muskoka – Mansion Global

Watefront Home on Miami’s Star Island Asks $65 Million – Wall Street Journal

Five Properties for Mountain Living – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Washington State – Sotheby’s International Realty

Tinder CEO Sean Rad Sells Wilshire Corridor Penthouse for $7.75 Million – Los Angeles Times

Island Fantasies Heat Up Among Luxury Property Buyers – Mansion Global

An Artist’s Studio Grows into a House – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… the United States Virgin Islands – The New York Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters St. Vincent & the Grenadines – Sotheby’s International Realty

The Place Capote, Carson and Cronkite Called Home – Wall Street Journal

Bronxville: Picture-Perfect Homes, Hard-to-Beat Commute to Manhattan – Mansion Global

For Sale: 7 Beautiful Waterfront Homes in Virginia – The Week

Home of the Day: Classic Curb Appeal in Silver Lake – Los Angeles Times

Six Courtyards with Classic Appeal – Architectural Digest

10 Modern Homes that Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

Toronto’s Home Sales and Prices Soared Double Digits in October – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s Plans Auction of Alexander Hamilton Memorabilia – Playbill

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in July 2016

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


$1,650,000 USD | Harbour Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

“Completed in 2014, the renovation succeeded in preserving as many 19th-century details as possible, using both new and repurposed materials, while adding on important 21st-century touches: a guest cottage with a bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room, as well as several technological updates.”

A Jewel Box in the Bahamas – Mansion Global

Comedian Kevin Nealon Lists Los Angeles Home for $5.3 Million – Wall Street Journal

10 Modern Homes that Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

Debbie Reynolds’s $5 Million Pastoral California Ranch is for Sale – Architectural Digest

Five Houses with Super Garages for Supercars – Financial Times

Soak Up the Sun in Bristol, R.I. – Wall Street Journal

Rangers’ Josh Hamilton Puts His Texas Mansion Up for Sale – Los Angeles Times

Art & Home | Making a Splash – Sotheby’s International Realty

Tom Cruise’s 300-acre Colorado Compound for Sale –

Tyra Banks to Sell Los Angeles Home for $6.4 Million – Wall Street Journal 

On the Market: The Fernbrook Estate – Boston Magazine

Canada’s Luxury Market Shows No Signs of Cooling – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s London Holds Historic British Watch Auction – Forbes

Innovative Architecture | Ultra-Modern Homes

Modern architecture comprises many different styles and designs, with no one set of defining standards.  Visually and aesthetically pleasing, modern architecture places an emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines and 90-degree angles.  From the Cayman Islands to the Republic of Malta, explore ultra-modern homes of the world.

Ultra modern 1 - Cayman Islands

$6,500,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

This ultra-contemporary beach house was designed by award-winning architects Nicolas Tye and local firm John Doak Architecture.  With clean, modern lines and bold architectural angles, the home won the Governor’s Award 2015 for Design and Construction Excellence in the Cayman Islands.  Ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining, the 8,000-square-foot property features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors, glassed-in balconies off the bedrooms and three rooftop terraces with dramatic overhangs maximizing shade.  Outside there is an L-shaped lap pool, garden and hammock adorned private beach.

Ultra modern 2 - Oregon

$2,350,000 USD | Sisters, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

A custom-built estate, this captivating modern home was designed by renowned architect James Cutler.  Known as “Famous Tree,” the property is situated on 41 acres and perched upon the edge of a 1,400-foot cliff.  Famous Tree is a 2,300-square-foot home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 180-degree views of the Whychus Canyon, Broken Top mountain, Three Sisters mountain and Smith Rock State Park.

Ultra modern 4 - Malta

7.942.500€ EUR | Ibragg, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

Ultra-modern in design, this unique home features floor-to-ceiling windows throughout offering tranquil views of the surrounding property and distant views of the sea.  The property has an open floor plan, three bedrooms, balconies and a large entertaining deck.  Spanning 5,000 square-meters, the property also has an infinity pool.

Ultra modern 5 - Connecticut

$19,500,000 USD | Ridgefield, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

With indoor pools running through the residence and an additional outdoor pool at the rear of the property, this ultra-modern estate was designed by world-famous architect Rafael Viñoly.  Situated on 16 acres of land, the home comprises three bedrooms, three full-bathrooms and four half-bathrooms.  The master bedroom is located within the residence’s private tower and there is additionally a penthouse office, rooftop observation deck, lower level guest quarters and 360-degrees of the surrounding gardens.

Room with a View | Mountain Vistas

From the Swiss Alps to the Colorado Rockies, mountains are one of nature’s most beautiful creations.  As part of this month’s “Room with a View” blog series, discover homes with incomparable mountain views from around the world.

Mountain Views 1 - Colorado

$5,995,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

A luxury penthouse in Telluride, this home features breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges.  The penthouse is accessed through a private keyed elevator and spans 3,555 square-feet.   Boasting stone barrel vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, the apartment has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.  This property also includes the only enclosed two-car garage in the See Forever Village.

Mountain Views 2 - Costa Rica

$1,200,000 USD | Heredia, Costa Rica | Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

 This private five-bedroom estate boasts panoramic views of the nearby city and mountain ranges.  The home features an open floorplan highlighted by a 20-foot by 40-foot central atrium clad in travertine marble and covered by Solar-E™ glass.  In addition, there is a professional chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line cabinetry and appliances, custom-designed furniture and a dramatic infinity pool.

Mountain Views 3 - Switzerland

Price Upon Request | Grisons, Switzerland | St. Moritz Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by architect Nicolaus Hartmann in 1915, this home overlooks the Engadin valley of the Swiss Alps.  Still in its original state, the house is constructed of granite and features intricate paneling and unique woodwork carved from heartwood, the original door handles and stained glass windows.  The property comprises seven bedrooms and three bathrooms and also includes a large kitchen, four balconies, a teahouse and two garages.

Mountain Views 4 - New Zealand

$2,960,000 NZD | Wanaka, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

This 4,025-square-foot home features expansive mountain views from all rooms.  The property comprises four bedrooms and four bathrooms and includes a sheltered courtyard and a self-contained guest wing.  A schist home, it was constructed from stone taken directly from the property.

Mountain Views 5 - Tennessee

$2,950,000 USD | Signal Mountain, Tennessee | Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty

 A contemporary estate, this home overlooks the Tennessee River and features incredible views of the mountain landscape.  The three-bedroom home has a modern kitchen, a library and an exercise room and allows for an abundance of natural light throughout.  The property sits on two acres and features a circular driveway and an enclosed outdoor area with infinity pool.

See the rest of our “Room with a View” series here!

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | August 2015

Beginning with a Modern mansion in Dubai to a historic summer getaway in New York, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features homes in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

Dubai185,000,000 د.إ AED | Dubai | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai – True modern-day noble living experiences come to life as one enters this Emirates Hills mansion. This home exhibits the most comprehensive collection of Ralph Lauren furniture, luxury finishes that include marbles of refined craftsmanship and meticulously carpentered doors, walls, cabinets and ceilings. Enjoy captivating views of the green fairways of the golf course and city skyline and relax in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

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

Colorado – Gracing the banks of the Roaring Fork River, this thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted estate is inviting and elegant. With enticing outdoor spaces, unobstructed Indy Pass views and river access at the doorstep, this home is an engaging environment in which to live the mountain lifestyle. Built by Brikor Construction and designed by Chabon Architects from New York City, the unique and appropriate architectural details mimic the mountain setting.

Domincan Republic$19,500,000 USD | La Romana, Dominican Republic | Holden Sotheby’s International Realty

Dominican Republic – Offering the ultimate in prime oceanfront locale, this is one of the most iconic estate in the Caribbean. Showcasing panoramic ocean views, this exceptional compound is situated on a rare oversized lot with an expansive private beach and dock. An architectural gem, this residence spans over 35,000 square-feet and includes independent tower pavilions that provide privacy and tranquility.

EnglandPrice Upon Request | England, United Kingdom | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

England – Constructed centuries ago and painstakingly restored, this sophisticated home is set in landscaped gardens and backing onto the Coombe Hill Golf Course. Cedar Court features abundant space for entertaining as well as relaxation. Sprawling nearly an acre, this period house is perfect for the golf enthusiast.

New York$37,500,000 USD | Southampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

New York – Featured in Architectural Digest and Town & Country Magazine, this traditional and historic shingled house was a summer home for the Carnegie family. Featuring exceptional architectural details from the Gilded Age, this home has been preserved and amenities modernized. Built on a grand scale with perfectly thoughtful rooms and wide covered porches, this home is the epitome of sophisticated escapes.

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RESIDE Magazine | Summer 2015

The Summer 2015 Mountain Edition of RESIDE® magazine has arrived! Read our featured article, Skiing into Summer below.

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From the pages of RESIDE® | Luxury Homes and Lifestyles Around the World | Summer 2015 Mountain Edition

Mention places likes Aspen, Vail, Telluride or Park City to almost anyone and the images that come most readily to mind are freshly powdered ski runs, joyous crowds in winter wear and bustling blocks of winter-lit restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Skiing has always defined the “in” season for the West’s most desirable mountain communities, to the point that the entire rest of the year is often just thought of as the “off ” season.

Increasingly, however, buyers have realized mountain destinations typically have more to offer in the warm months than they do with snow on the ground. New residents may initially come for the skiing, but now they’re staying for the summer.

JacksonHole-1$22,000,000 USD | Jackson, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

“In the last five years we’ve not iced a trend I’ve never seen before – buyers searching for properties exclusively for summer use,” says Tye Stockton, Founder and Real Estate Advisor at Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty in Vail. “We used to never hear that.”

Stock ton says luxury buyers are placing a premium on locations where everyone in the family will be happy. And in the summer there are not just more activities for everyone – biking, hiking, white-water rafting, golf, fishing, children’s camps – but also more multi-generational activities that can be enjoyed by grandparents, parents and kids.

Some mountain regions already carry established year round reputations: Lake Tahoe, on the CaliforniaNevada border has been a summer retreat for wealthy Bay Area families since the late 1800’s. “The summer has always been the high season around Tahoe because of the lake and the mountains,” says Peter Strand, President of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. Yes, Tahoe offers elite skiing, but the lake also possesses some of t he world’s finest freshwater beaches as well as beautiful hiking and biking trails, private golf communities and numerous casinos. With such diverse recreation, “We’re finding there really isn’t a shoulder season anymore.” Strand says.

The summers are equally attractive in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, particularly due to the proximity of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

Vail-1$18,500,000 USD | Vail, Colorado | Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty

“Our winter residents often come back during the summer, specifically because they hear how beautiful it is, and to experience the parks.” says Donna Clinton, Broker and Chief Operating Officer at Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty. “Then they discover that the weather is truly fantastic and there’s actually more recreation in the summer months.” Clinton says homes with amenities like large terraces and patios with fireplaces and outdoor cooking spaces help owners maximize the summer experience.

Skiing will always be the cultural and economic driver of many of the West’s premier mountain communities, but summer living has never been more in-demand. Off-season, as they say, is the new in.

View the digital version of this issue here: The Summer 2015 Mountain Edition of RESIDE® magazine

Article provided by Derek Duncan exclusively for Sotheby’s International Realty®

Andorra la Vella | High in the Pyrenees

Andorra la Vella, the capital city of the Principality of Andorra, is a unique destination for those who wish to enjoy the vast magnificence of the natural environment along with all the privileges of modern life.

Located just 10 minutes away from the country’s main ski areas, Andorra la Vella is rich with recreational mountain activities in the winter and summer such as skiing, hiking, golf, sport fishing, rock climbing and more.

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A well-known paradise for culture and tradition, one could get lost in the cultural activities, gastronomy routes, shopping and wellness to be offered in town.

andorra-sir-012.910.000 € EUR | Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty

Boasting unique structures that date back to the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries, Andorra la Vella is undeniably a matchless haven for Romanesque art. Haute cuisine lovers will find a gourmet destination capable of seducing even the most demanding palates. If relaxation is your goal, just steps away from the city center sits one of the most famous spas in Europe: Caldea, a health and wellness sanctuary for those who simply want to get away from the commotion and crowds of the big cities.

andorra_sir_03Price Upon Request | Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty

Andorra la Vella boasts a wide range of investment properties from spacious chalets made with fine materials including wood, iron and stone to modern high-design flats furnished with all the amenities of contemporary life. Much of Andorra la Vella enjoys endless, breathtaking views of the mountains and beyond.

View houses, chalets and flats for sale in Andorra la Vella

Andorra_GoogleMany thanks to Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty for providing this market spotlight on Andorra le Vella. Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty services Andorra la Vella, Canillo, Encamp, Escaldes-Engordany, La Massana, Ordino and Sant Julià de Lòria.