Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in August 2017

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


$42,500,000 USD | Nantucket, Massachusetts | Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty

“At 18,100 square feet, the spacious compound dwarves most residences in the area… the layout is distinctly different than a traditional home; the estate is made up of 12 shingled, gabled cottages.”

This Nantucket Gem is Not Your Ordinary Beach Cottage – Robb Report

A Luxurious and Private Estate Overlooking the Tranquil Napa Valley – Mansion Global

A Feast for the Eyes: Great Homes for Foodies – Financial Times

Inside the 39-Acre Estate for Sale in Connecticut – Forbes

A Shingle-Style Beach ‘Cottage’ in the Hamptons – The New York Times

‘Baywatch’ Co-Creator Lists Malibu Home – Wall Street Journal

Super-Sized Rowhouse Maisonettes in Boston’s Back Bay – Mansion Global

20 of the Largest Homes for Sale in America – Architectural Digest

For Sale: 17 Homes Seeking $100 Million or More – Forbes

Conchas Chinas: A Beach Lover’s Paradise with Rising Property Value – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s to Auction Fux Restaurant’s Wine Cellar in HK – The Drinks Business

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in July 2017

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


$30,000,000 AUD | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

“A waterfront mansion on Australia’s Gold Coast is poised to break a local record if it fetches the asking price of A$30 million (US$24 million).”

Gold Coast Mansion Could Beat Local Price Records – Mansion Global

Better with Age? Napa Valley Vineyard Estate Relists One Year Later at $42 Million, a 10% Bump – Forbes

Homes with a Bright Future: Five Colourful Properties – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Executive Says Consumer Confidence is Strong Across the Globe – Mansion Global

Harvey Weinstein Cuts Hamptons Home Price to $12.4 Million – Wall Street Journal

Property of the Week: A Dutch Eco-Home Built into the Earth – The Spaces

6 Beautiful Homes Near National Parks – The Week

A Southern-Style Manor in New Jersey with Porches Galore – Mansion Global

6 Stellar Holiday Homes for Sale Right Now – The Spaces

A Young Waterfront Property in Connecticut with an Old Soul – Wall Street Journal

Dubai Villa Sells for AED100 Million – Mansion Global

A Wave of Luxury Sales Buoys Hamptons Property Market – Wall Street Journal

The Coolest Eco-Friendly Homes on the Market Right Now – Elle Decor

Wild 2006 Lamborghini Concept S Offered at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale – Automobile Magazine

Luxury Living | Distinctive Outdoor Dining

Whether you’re basking in the geological beauty of a desert region, taking in captivating coastal vistas or enjoying distant metropolitan skylines, an outdoor dining experience adds a special touch to any meal. Explore these exclusive homes with distinctive BBQs and dining spaces from around the world.

Arizona$2,099,000 USD | Scottsdale, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

This private, corner lot estate in Scottsdale, Arizona boasts an inviting outdoor entertaining space featuring a patio, outdoor fireplace and BBQ island.  The main house centers on a courtyard, accessed through pocket doors in the great room, with a water fountain and paved pathways leading to the remainder of the property.  The property additionally has a guest casita with two bedrooms, a private bath and French doors.

Canada3 699 000 $ CAD | British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

An exclusive residence in the Highpointe neighborhood of Kelowna, this home features a built-in outdoor kitchen with BBQ grill.  In addition, the outdoor space includes a tiled, concrete hot tub, tiled self-cleaning concrete pool, separate pool bath, lounge area and glass paneled rails showcasing uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape.

California$2,763,000 USD | Napa, California | Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty

Enjoy panoramic views of vineyards, mountains and golf courses from this majestic Mediterranean home, strategically located in a privately gated Silverado Country Club neighborhood. This home was artfully designed to entertain with expansive living areas and open view decks. Amenities include a master suite and two guest suites on the main floor, an apartment, three and five car garages, wine cellar, pool, built-in outdoor BBQ area, spa and much more.

New Zealand$2,995,000 NZD | Queenstown, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Winner of the Gold Award and the Lifestyle Award for the Southern Region at the 2015 Registered Master Builder House of the Year Awards and integrated with superior technology, the home offers outstanding usability from anywhere in the world. Security, blinds, temperature and sound systems are controlled via electronic touchpads and can be monitored internationally. Perfect for entertaining, large living spaces flow seamlessly onto a north-facing sheltered outdoor patio area with its own feature fireplace, built-in barbecue and dining table.

Nevada$2,250,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

This gorgeous Tuscan-Style semi-custom home was created with pure luxury and entertainment in mind, a true achievement in modern luxury and sophistication. The glamorous living room includes an expansive built in bookcase, while folding doors open to reveal the stunning backyard paradise. Including a shaded patio, sunken built-in BBQ with gazebo, fabulous pool and spa with waterfall features and swim-up bar, expansive lawns and stunning golf course views all surrounded by captivating views of the Red Rock Mountains, this home caters to the ideal Las Vegas indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in May 2016

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

Costa Rica

$3,495,000 USD | Guanacaste, Costa Rica | Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

“Perched on a hill on Costa Rica’s northwestern coast, this eco-friendly retreat has no glass windows or air conditioning. Instead, its walls open to the outdoors, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the Pacific Ocean.”

This Eco-friendly Retreat in Costa Rica Overlooks the Pacific Ocean – Mansion Global

Connecticut Home of Edgar Bronfman Sr. Seeks $7.995 Million – Wall Street Journal

Beverly Hills Home of Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley is up for Sale – Los Angeles Times

Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Welcomes Napa Valley Firm – Sotheby’s International Realty

This $10 Million Home in Hawaii Has 350 Feet of Sandy Beachfront – Mansion Global

A Remote Retreat in the Philippines – Wall Street Journal

7 Homes with Extraordinary Tile – Sotheby’s

This $4.75 Million Apartment Has Some of the Best Views of Denver – Architectural Digest

Actor Thomas Middleditch Finds a Home with History in Hollywood Hills – Los Angeles Times

$1 Million Can Get You a Lot of Home in Belize – Mansion Global

Here are 7 Gorgeous ’80s-era Homes for Sale – The Week

Historic Homes Around the World – Architectural Digest

$35 Million ‘Beach House’ is One of the Most Expensive Listings in Miami – Mansion Global

Brooklyn on the North Fork – The New York Times

Is Now the Perfect Time to Buy a Home in ‘Affordable’ São Paulo? – Financial Times

Massive Lesedi la Rona Diamond, at 1,109-carats, Expected to Fetch $70M at Auction Next Month – UPI

Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Welcomes Napa Valley Firm

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Gates Estates in Yountville, California is the newest member of its real estate network and will now operate as Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm is owned and operated by Cyndi Gates, a seasoned Napa Valley real estate professional who has been in the business since 1979.  Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the northern Napa Valley region including Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Calistoga, California.  With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network now has 115 branded offices throughout the state of California.

“Yountville is a quintessential Napa Valley town with wine country charm and gourmet dining,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The area is a blossoming luxury residential real estate market, and we are proud to welcome Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty to our network.”

“Having worked in Napa Valley real estate for over 35 years, I have seen the region flourish into the wine country and vacation destination it is today,” said Gates.  “I established my own firm in 2009 to better serve the community I have come to know and love. As a boutique residential real estate brokerage with a concierge-style approach, our goal is to smoothly guide our clients through their real estate transactions, making their experience effortless yet memorable to develop long-term relationships.  Affiliating with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will elevate our already successful business and broaden our marketing horizons, allowing us to strengthen the level of service we provide to our clients.”

Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 6550 Washington Street in Yountville.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,800 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide.  Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.  Each office is independently owned and operated.