New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | February 2015

From one of the largest and most historic ranches in the United States to a mansion in Paris, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

Paris33.000.000 € EUR | Paris, France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Paris, this recently renovated mansion has incredible outdoor space with several terraces including a hot tub and a garden. The home features an incomparable reception area, an extraordinary library, and six ensuite bedrooms. To add to the list of amenities, the home also has a home cinema, fitness room and swimming pool.

2015_02_27_Vernon_Texas$725,000,000 USD | Vernon, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The WT Waggoner Ranch is one of the largest and most famous ranches in the United States and was established in 1849. Never before offered for sale in 165 years of ownership, the sprawling Ranch estate includes more than 510,000-contingues acres spread over six North Texas counties, incorporating two main compounds, many homes and significant infrastructure, including a 10,000 square foot Ranch office headquarters in nearby Vernon Texas. There are approximately 20 cowboy camps ranging from 10,000 to 40,000 acres each. The ranch is offered as a turnkey proposition with hundreds of quarter-horses, many thousands of head of cattle, with approximately 1,200 existing oil wells, as well as mineral rights and 30,000 acres of cultivated farmland. There are also a number of large lakes encompassing thousands of acres, waterways and creeks with approximately 400,000 acres of land remaining undeveloped for oil.

Hong Kong$238,000,000 HKD | Repulse Bay, Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

This beachside home in Hong Kong features breathtaking views of Repulse Bay Beach and the coastline. Floor-to-ceiling windows spanning across the living room and the balcony bring in plenty of natural light. All four bedrooms in the home feature an ensuite bathroom and many of the rooms in the house feature unparalleled water views. A big sky-lighted courtyard is attached to a recently renovated modern kitchen.

NYC$29,500,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Ideally situated just off Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Carhart Mansion is noteworthy for its grand and elegant limestone façade. Perched high atop this magnificent mansion sits the spectacular Penthouse duplex which encompasses 7,140 square feet of interior space and 5,290 square feet of exterior space. This glamorous residence seamlessly incorporates a contemporary sensibility and style within a traditional architectural vernacular. This sun filled home has its own direct elevator access, a gracious gallery space and wonderfully appointed entertaining rooms. Designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1913, this 87’ wide mansion was designated a NYC landmark in 1974 and converted into four grand scale condominium units in 2005.

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Belle of the Ballroom | Back en Vogue

The latest edition of Art & Home is here! This month we’re showcasing exquisite ballrooms found in some our most sought after, exclusive international properties. From Tuscany and the Czech Republic to Houston and New York, ballrooms are back in vogue.

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Among the labyrinth of rooms that make up grand old estates, none is more evocative than the ballroom. You can practically hear the orchestra, feel the rhythm and see the dancers in flickers of gloriously bygone images.

Italy25.000.000 € EUR | Lucca, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

These Downton Abbey-worthy dance halls are legacies of a time when formal entertaining at home was common and square footage was considerable. Ballrooms demanded generous, obstruction-free dimensions with high ceilings for optimal acoustics.

NewYork$12,000,000 USD | Lloyd Harbor, NY | Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

Grand and gilded ballrooms have largely gone the way of drawing rooms, fainting rooms, cloakrooms. Chambers given over to the sole pleasures of music and dance are extravagances are now near exclusive to hotels and private clubs. Modern life is lived less formally and more intimately with a lot more entertainment options than gliding across the hardwoods in three-quarter time.

KlecanyPrice Upon Request  | Central Bohemia, Czech Republic | Czech Republic Sotheby’s International Realty

Some residential ballrooms have been repurposed for more practical activities like playrooms, gymnasiums or home theaters. Others have been partitioned into cozier spaces. And yet in some homes, ballrooms are enjoying an afterlife.

Texas$43,000,000 USD| Houston, Texas | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Martha Turner, founder and co-presidentof Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty in Houston, Texas, can tick off a number of estates with private ballrooms still used in ways that honor their original intention. The very first home she sold was an early 20th century residence in the prestigious Courtlandt Place Historic District with a third-floor ballroom that remains in tact. Examples span the decades. A modern Versailles-inspired chateau on the market for $43 million–Houston’s priciest ever–features a breathtaking ballroom among its many public spaces. The current homeowners use it for large-scale entertaining, concert performances and charity galas. And then there’s a pair of would-be Fred and Gingers so passionate about dancing that when they couldn’t find an existing residence for sale with a ballroom, they decided to construct a new one.

Connecticut$5,200,000 USD | Greenwich, Connecticut | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

If you build it, they will rumba.

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Historic Italian Renaissance Style Estate in Bronxville, New York | Video House Tour

$8,900,000 USD | Bronxville, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

This historic Italian Renaissance style estate, built in 1911, represents an era of great style and opulence. Throughout the decades it has been beautifully maintained and graciously updated to preserve all of its architectural grandeur. With commanding views, beautiful stonework, and lush gardens, this remarkable property evokes the splendor of a European villa.

Significant Sales Volume 11 2014

The latest issue of Significant Sales features top sales from around the world beginning with an exquisite $450 million (HKD) property in Hong Kong. Also featured is a private ocean view home in California, a state-of-the-art escape in Colorado and more than twenty other properties from around the globe.

HK SIR - 58m$450,000,000 (HKD) | Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

Hong Kong - This luxuriously presented, free-standing detached house is located in a prestigious area surrounded by rolling hills and overlooking the city. The home has a well-appointed contemporary interior and amazing outdoor space on the rooftop terrace. It also has a huge private garden with attached swimming pool. This spacious, light-filled home features high ceilings to accentuate the elegant overall design. The house is also refurbished in white marble walls and flooring throughout, with every level in the home constructed with a separate open staircase and a private elevator with access to every level. There is a dome-shaped skylight window ceiling which completes the overall luxurious design.

Pacific SIR - 15.995m (2)$15,995,000 (USD) | California, USA | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

California - From the Sandy Shores of Del Mar, California, this family compound sits behind private gates in a small beach enclave known as Sandy Lane. It offers a unique opportunity to refresh or rebuild an original Russell Forester built in 1950 and yet still relevant for today’s beach front living. Rarely seen at the ocean front, this home features a large beach side patio, three bedroom main residence, pool, cabana/guest house, private green courtyards and ample guest parking all from just a few steps to the sand.

Aspen Snowmass SIR - 15.8m (2)$15,800,000 (USD) | Colorado, USA | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Colorado - Enlisting the talents of architects Ike Kligerman Barkley, the design team of the Muse Building left no detail to chance. Adorned with exquisite finishes and furnishings, the practical and inviting floor plan flows from opulent living spaces to an inviting roof top deck and back again, all while solely focused on enhancing the sublime living experience through meticulous attention to detail. The Muse Penthouse features 5,053 livable heated square feet with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, as well as 4,451 square feet of decks and patios. There is a rooftop deck with heated pool and unobstructed views of Aspen Mountain, private patio and deck on the main level capturing the sights and sounds of downtown. The latest Savant technology controls security, climate, window coverings, lights, audio and video. There is 5,235 square feet of commercial space on the second level.

ONE 15.25M (2)$15,250,000 (USD) | Florida, USA | One Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida - This private compound is ideal for the end user, investor or developer planning to build a new, large luxury waterfront estate on prestigious upper North Bay Road in Miami Beach. This one- of-a-kind opportunity offers 37,895 square feet, 191 linear feet of water frontage, with incredible unobstructed panoramic views of the Downtown Miami skyline amidst breathtaking sunsets.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in February 2015

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

2015_02_06_NYC$10,500,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

New York, with its booming construction of luxury high-rises, is the city with the highest number of homes owned by the ultra-rich.” 

Multiple Homes Worth Millions: How the Mega-Rich LiveThe Wall Street Journal 

House hunting: 6 striking homes for minimalistsThe Week

The Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Report 2015Sotheby’s International Realty and Wealth-X

On the Market: A historical homestead in wine countryArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A handsome Georgian manse outside AtlantaArchitectural Digest

House of the Day: Home of the Day: Lodge-like retreat in Hollywood Hills WestThe Los Angeles Times

House Hunting in … St. BartsThe New York Times

Where The Super Rich Are Buying HomesCNN Money

Houses with two master suites are in demandNewsday

‘Best in Category’ for Eighth Consecutive Year in Franchise Business Review’s Franchisee Satisfaction AwardsSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

How to break into luxury real estateInman News

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | January 2015

From a stunning beachfront home in the Cayman Islands to an exclusive penthouse apartment in Tel Aviv, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

Cayman Islands$35,000,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Cayman Islands— Castillo Caribe is a stunning beachfront home offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean. This eight bedroom home sits on the water with amenities including an outdoor pool, grotto, spa facilities, home gym, media room and wine cellar.

New York City$35,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York—This superb residence presents a rare opportunity to have a private Fifth Avenue address (888 Fifth Avenue) and dedicated entry along with an entrance from the lobby of one of New York’s finest Rosario Candela cooperatives (2 East 70th Street). This unique duplex home offers townhouse living, impeccable service and extraordinary views of Central Park and the Frick Gardens from all rooms. Meticulously restored by renowned architect Peter Pennoyer, the highest quality workmanship and custom detail make this home a true masterpiece.

Las Vegas$28,000,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Nevada— The Rameses Estate at The Enclave sits on the most prestigious street in Las Vegas. This exquisite neoclassical home took more than five years to remodel and to rebuild. The ceilings, walls, doors, fixtures, chandeliers, fabrics, windows, fireplaces, lighting and electronics were hand-selected and crafted to complement the design. Built to the most exacting standards and exemplifying graceful and symmetrical design, this singular estate comprises a main residence of over 13,000-square-foot with six bedroom suites and nine bathrooms, as well as a private office, screening room, billiard room, art room and four car garage.

IsraelPrice Upon Request | Tel Aviv, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Israel—Soaring 492 feet above the White City, Tel Aviv, the Rothschild Summit Penthouse is a 6,520 square foot exclusive duplex apartment located on the 41st and 42nd floors in one of the most luxurious and unpretentious luxury towers in Israel, created by the legendary Prizker-winning architect, Richard Meier. This exquisite three bedroom penthouse provides its residents with breathtaking urban and sea views and represents Richard Meier’s timeless classical designs. The buildings amenities include a private elevator, 24/7 concierge services, spa facilities, a gym, lavish lounge, and a semi Olympic swimming pool.

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Rhinebeck, New York | Market Spotlight

Rhinebeck New York$9,750,000 USD | Rhinebeck, New York | Heather Croner Sotheby’s International Realty

“Rhinebeck, in the very beautiful and historic Hudson Valley, has become a real destination these days, set against the backdrop of the Hudson River and the Catskill mountain range. Snow sports, summer sailing or hiking in the hills are for the taking depending on the time of year. The number of property sales this year in the Hudson valley has noticeably increased above 2013. However, the median selling price is unchanged. The average number of days on the market shows up as lower, indicating that properties are selling a little quicker for now. Most transfers are for existing houses already restored. Strict local zoning limits much new building, preserving the historical character of the area, and strong feelings about land conservation help maintain its natural beauty.” – Heather Croner, owner, Heather Croner Real Estate, Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in January 2015

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

2015_01_16_Hunter_NY$9,850,000 USD | Hunter, New York | Heather Croner Sotheby’s International Realty

Mountain Homes in Ski CountryThe Wall Street Journal

The Enduring English Style of Architect Edwin LutyensThe Wall Street Journal

Miami a leading luxury capital of the worldMiami Herald

On the Market: A loft residence in the Dallas Design DistrictArchitectural Digest

Best Buy Cities: Where To Invest In Housing In 2015Forbes 

The next Aspen is . . . Bethesda?Fortune 

A room with a Venetian viewCountry Life

Kym Gold’s Malibu House Relists for $26.5 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

The Most Powerful People in Residential Real EstateSwanepoel’s Power 200 List

Realogy’s grand vision for deploying ZipRealty’s technologyInman News

MoMA to Sell a Monet in LondonThe New York Times

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in January 2015

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.2015_01_09Puck Penthouse $66mil NY NY$66,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

The uppermost duplex apartment in Manhattan’s Puck Penthouses will list for $66 million, according to listing agent Nikki Field. If it sells at asking price, it will be the most expensive sale in downtown Manhattan.”

Downtown New York Penthouse to List for $66 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A Rhode Island Farm on the WaterThe Wall Street Journal

The Market Is Heating Up in the U.S. Virgin IslandsAOL Real Estate

House of the Day: An Island Hideaway in the PhilippinesThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Greek Revival plantation in Palmetto, GeorgiaArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A historic Colonial saltbox in Holliston, MassachusettsArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A historic Colonial Revival in Atlanta, GeorgiaArchitectural Digest

House Hunting in … UruguayThe New York Times

House Hunting in … BelizeThe New York Times

10 Reasons 2015 Will Rock for Real EstateRealtor Mag

The sweet sell of success: These are the top 10 most expensive homes sold in the D.C. region in 2014The Washington Post

Luxury Home Sales Boomed In Many Canadian Cities In 2014: Sotheby’sHuffington Post Canada

Weldon Collection of Paintings to Be Sold at Sotheby’sThe New York Times

Striking Waterfront Home in East Hampton, New York | Video House Tour

This striking and sculptural contemporary is a modern cutting edge masterpiece, designed by award-winning architects Bates Masi. Perfectly situated on the water for magnificent direct sunsets, it overlooks 125 feet of supremely private Bay frontage.

$5,750,000 USD | East Hampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Hampton Brokerage