Calling All Car Collector’s | Luxury Garages

The Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report found that the top desired luxury amenity in the U.S. was a multi-car collector’s garage. We’re featuring four magnificent U.S. homes that wouldn’t be complete without the ultimate garage to showcase their enviable car collections… and more.


$17,500,000 USD | Gainesville, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

This absolutely breathtaking custom country estate is nestled on 446 picturesque acres. The unparalleled setting offers stunning river views, rolling pastures, natural waterfalls and unbelievable landscaping. The main house is meticulously designed and executed with the finest materials, including 100 year-old reclaimed wood beams, wide planked floors, mahogany moldings and Baccarat chandeliers. Amenities include billiards, movie theater, climate controlled stables and a collector’s garage featuring Western saloon.


$19,999,000 USD | Dallas, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

This exquisite 5 bedroom Tuscan estate by Richard Drummond Davis, is situated on four acres of perfectly manicured grounds that includes a grand entry motor court, guest house, koi ponds, a stream and large swimming pool area with fountains and large loggias along the entire back of the home. The home also features amenities including a large chef’s kitchen, his and her studies, game room, exercise room, a wine room and a 10 car garage that is heated and air conditioned, doubling as a man cave room.


$34,000,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Tucked away among the tall pines nestled on a mountainside comprised of 60 acres is one of the most unique private estates in all of Utah. This crown jewel of Upper Deer Valley is 22,000 square feet and the residence is constructed of reclaimed logs from the Yellowstone Park area. This home comes elegantly furnished with 12 bedrooms, 2 bunk bedrooms,16 bathrooms, large great rooms, a dining room that seats 20, indoor pool, fitness center, library, children’s playrooms, 6 and 22 car garages, and more.


$21,800,000 USD | Newport Coast, California | HOM Sotheby’s International Realty

Savor boundless ocean vistas from this European masterwork in the distinguished sanctuary of Crystal Cove offering picturesque ocean, Catalina, Newport Harbor and coastline views. Resort-inspired grounds lend way to outdoor covered loggias with fireplaces, pool and spa. Inside this refined estate, discover six bedroom suites; two offices; a world-class gourmet kitchen with separate catering kitchen; billiard room; fitness room with sauna and steam shower; beauty salon and massage room, 18-person home theater designed by Audio Visions; Savant home automation system; wine cellar; elevator; and 9-car clear span subterranean garage.

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Best Ski Resorts in the World

Post provided by guest contributing blogger, Karin Gage, Associate Broker at Summit Sotheby’s International Realty in Utah. Karin has been working in the Park City and Deer Valley markets for nearly 20 years.

The 2013 World Ski Awards were held in Austria this past November and focused on the top 20 nations that are shaping the future of the ski industry. The World Ski Awards are part of the World Travel Awards, which are considered the “Oscars of the travel industry.”

Here are just a few of the resorts nominated. Visit the World Ski Awards website to see all the World’s Best Ski Resort nominees.

US Best Ski Resort

Deer Valley Resort | Park City, Utah

Utah’s premier resort, Deer Valley Resort recently added another honor to its long list of awards. Recently, the World Ski Awards named the resort the United States’ Best Ski Resort for 2013. Exemplified by this latest round of awards, Deer Valley remains as one of the top-rated destination resort areas for both winter and summer recreational opportunities.

Best Ski Resorts in the World | Deer Valley, Utah

$4,290,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

This stunning mountain contemporary home has incredible views of Deer Valley and the Park City Mountain Resort ski runs. Inside the home the 18 foot vaulted ceiling and 2-story stone fireplace accents the comfortable Great Room while the coffered ceiling in formal dining room adds a sophisticed element to the main living area. And not to miss is the beautiful treehouse ideal for watching the spectacular mountain sunsets!

France’s Best Ski Resort

Val Thorens | France

Val Thorens in France received double awards taking the top honor as the World’s Best Ski Resort, as well as being named France’s Best Ski Resort.

Canada’s Best Ski Resort

Lake Louise | Alberta, Canada

Best Ski Resorts in the World | Lake Lousie | Alberta, Canada

1 339 000 $ CAD | Banff, Alberta | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Located 40 minutes outside the Lake Louise Ski Resort in the mountains of Banff National Park, this custom-built home will delight even the most discerning buyer. Perched on a rise above the surrounding homes this home has two west facing decks that lookout over Banff. Private elevator access, heavy timber detailing and two rundle stone gas fireplaces complete the home’s rustic and luxurious features.

New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort

Treble Cone | Wanaka, New Zealand

Best Ski Resorts in the World | Treble Cone, New Zealand

$1 649 500 NZD | Wanaka, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Winner of the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Architecture Award for the Southland and Otago region, singled out for the overall exceptional design, quality of build, and livability, Lakeshore Springs is an exclusive complex of ten premium apartments on the lakefront. Inside, exclusive materials have been used such as Russian Oak timber, Italian tiles, granite and stone, all integral to the enduring style. This luxurious development is less than three minutes’ walk from downtown Wanaka and within easy driving distance to some of the South Island’s best ski resorts.

The World Ski Awards are designed to celebrate and reward excellence in the resorts and hospitality sector. The Awards are selected via voting process that votes from ski travel and tourism industry professionals including senior executives, tour operators, travel buyers, and media professionals. The public can also cast votes as well.

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Summit Sotheby's International Realty

Many thanks to our guest blogger, Karin Gage from Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. With 7 offices Summit Sotheby’s International Realty serves some of Utah’s best-known luxury markets in Park City, Deer Valley, Heber, Midway, St. George and metropolitan Salt Lake City.



Living in Park City | Video Market Spotlight

Located in Summit County, just over the mountain from Salt Lake City, and only 35 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, Park City is both a tourist destination and a friendly, small town where your neighbors are also your friends. In Park City, you are never far from endless outdoor adventure, extraordinary entertainment, fine dining, quaint shops and galleries, or the breathtaking Wasatch Mountains that form the stunning backdrop of this town for all seasons. No wonder Forbes Traveler Magazine has named Park City one of the “20 prettiest towns in the United States.”

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Slope-side Penthouse in Utah| Video House Tour

A one of a kind one level penthouse in The Village at Empire Pass that covers the entire width of the building and offers breathtaking views of Lady Morgan, Silver Lake Village and Silver Strike Ski Trail. One enters through a circular foyer to a spacious great room that is perfect for entertaining. With beamed vaulted ceilings, custom lighting, a massive stone fireplace, hardwood floors and an informal dining area, this room exudes warmth and luxurious ambiance.

$3,700,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Timeless Ski-In Ski-Out Retreat in Utah | Video House Tour

Located in the exclusive gated Bald Eagle community, this residence offers an elegant architectural design and layout along with charming private interior and exterior living spaces. With direct access to Kimberly ski run and only steps from the Crown Point Ski Lift, this location offers the ultimate ski-in/ski-out convenience. This premier home site features captivating dramatic views of both Deer Valley’s iconic Bald Mountain ski runs and the spectacular Jordanelle Reservoir. The finely crafted details of this elegant and welcoming home are impressive.

$11,750,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Royal Baby | Kid Rooms and Nurseries Fit for a Little Prince or Princess

As Prince William and Duchess Kate welcome their royal bundle to the world, we’ve gathered a collection of kids rooms and baby nurseries fit for any little Prince or Princess.

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$3,595,000 USD | Dallas, Texas, USA | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Dallas, Texas − This stunning family-friendly luxury home in Dallas has exquisite formal accents, a large family room, four bedrooms each with their own bath, a playroom and an award winning pool and outdoor living area.

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$2,995,000 USD | Washington, DC | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Washington, DC − Designed by Interior Designer Barry Dixon, this 19th century Victorian property strikes a flawless balance between a piece of art and a comfortable family home perfect for daily living and entertaining. Take a tour inside this elegant home and see an exclusive interview with Dixon.

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$3,300,000 USD | Park City, Utah, USA | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Park City, Utah − Completely remodeled, this stunning modern family home is perfectly situated on one of the most private lots in all of Park City. With seven bedrooms, six bath rooms and a large great room which overlooks the manicured yard and adjacent aspen forest, this luxury Park City home is an entertainers dream. The lower level is complete with a large family room, a full kitchen, a bunk room and guest room each with an en suite bath.

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$1,450,000 USD | Atlanta, Georgia, USA | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Atlanta, Georgia − Located on 2+ private acres, this European-inspired Atlanta home is open and light filled, with a new kitchen featuring Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, a private backyard oasis with a saltwater pool, fully finished terrace with second kitchen, media room and indoor soccer court.

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$1,895,000 USD | Dallas, Texas, USA | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Dallas, Texas − Classic charm with sophisticated finishes in this elegant family home nestled in peaceful neighborhood. The entryway is lined with hydrangeas greeting homeowners with elegance and grace as they enter into the Dallas home. The clean lines and natural paint palette throughout the house is tastefully done in a perfect floor plan that is ideal for entertaining or a quiet night in.

Private Escapes: Buying a Vacation Home

Whether in a warm-weather locale or on a snow-capped mountain, owning a second home affords the opportunity to escape to your very own private sanctuary. In a recent survey released by the National Association of REALTORS®, 78 percent of vacation and investment buyers reported that now is a good time to purchase real estate.

Second homes have not rebounded as quickly as the market for primary homes,” says Philip White Jr., president of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates in a recent Wall Street Journal article. “There’s more inventory.”

Take a peek at our collection of popular vacation destinations and the extraordinary homes located there.

Nantucket, Massachusettes |  $14,995,000 USD | Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty

Nantucket homes for sale

Extraordinary 1920′s estate in Nantucket, Massachusetts with harbor views.

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Ixtapa, Mexico | $3,900,000 USD | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

vacation homes in mexico for sale

Casa Nelly with expansive oceanfront views from every room in Ixtapa, Mexico.

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Park City, Utah | $20,500,000 USD | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Park City Homes for Sale

The exclusive Bald Eagle Estate in Park City, Utah.

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Phuket, Thailand | $2,552,149 USD, ฿79,000,000 THB | Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty

Phuket homes for sale

A spectacular beachfront villa is located in a secluded area of Phuket, Thailand.

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Mallorca, Spain | $7,884,972 USD, €5.950.000 EUR | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty


Modern villa with beautiful views of the countryside in Port Andratx.

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Source: 2013 NAR Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, April 2013

10 Spectacular Slope-side Retreats

Last week the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand launched the specialty market website, The site connects the most discerning buyers and sellers of exceptional ski-type properties around the world.  We complied a list of the 10 Most Spectacular Ski-in/Ski-out Homes currently on the market.

1. Telluride, Colorado | $12,900,000 | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Telluride Colorado Luxury Ski Real Estate

Located just steps from the trails of the Telluride/Mountain Village Ski Resort, this newly completed private home in Telluride was construct with stunning details and warm inviting spaces.

2. Aspen, Colorado | $10,900,000 | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

aspen luxury ski real estate

This château-style home in Aspen with world class ski-in/ski-out access, is located in the recreational winter paradise of Aspen Highlands and boasts spectacular views overlooking the lower Maroon Creek Valley and the upper Roaring Fork Valley. 

3. Olympic Valley, California | $9,500,000 | Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

lake tahoe luxury ski real estate

Surrounded by the raw magnificence of Squaw Valley, this modern glass and steel ski-in/ski-out home is one of Lake Tahoe’s finest and most unique properties.

4. Park City, Utah | $8,640,000 | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

park city luxury ski real estate

Flanked by two ski runs, this Park City Mountain Resort home combines exposed wood beams, stone and metal accents creating a timeless mountain-inspired design.

5. Deer Crest, Utah | $7,300,000 | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

deer valley utah luxury ski real estate

This coveted ski-in/ski-out mountain home is located slope-side at Deer Valley Resort and has stunning panoramic views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and Wasatch Mountain Range.

6. Telluride, Colorado | $5,750,000 | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty


Perched along the groomed Sundance Ski Trail, this sophisticated lodge-style home is located trail-side at Telluride/Mountain Village Ski Resort.

7. Beaver Creek, Colorado | $4,685,000 | Fuller BCV Sotheby’s International Realty


Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, this trail-side ski-in/ski-out home offers direct access to Beaver Creek Resort.

8. Stowe, Vermont | $4,250,000 | Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

4425463-vermontcountrypropInspired by the classic Vermont Barn, this extraordinary trail-side retreat is nestled amid the natural mountainside landscape and located in the Tamarack Heights neighborhood of Stratton Mountain Resort.

9. Whitefish, Montana | $2,475,000 | Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

4258201-GlacierLocated in the Elk Highlands ski-in/ski-out neighborhood at Whitefish Mountain Resort, this Cape Cod-inspired mountain home is just 4 miles from the charming old west town of Whitefish.

10. Big Sky, Montana | $1,199,000 | Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty

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This beautiful ski-in/ski-out home located slope-side at Moonlight Basin Resort overlooks Lone Mountain, Andesite and Spanish Peaks range.

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Ultimate Game Day Media Rooms

With the 2012 professional football season now underway, many American Sunday’s from now through February will be spent in front of the television cheering on their favorite teams.  In this spirit, here are some truly awe-inspiring media rooms ideal for game day viewing.

Laguna Beach, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

This contemporary seaside home in Laguna Beach, California  is ideal for entertaining.  It includes over 150 feet of disappearing mahogany and glass doors for seamless indoor/outdoor living and a sunken, u-shaped media room with adjacent bar perfect for all your sports-loving friends.

Dallas, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Occupying two adjoined penthouse apartments, this Dallas, Texas residence offers the ultimate in outdoor entertaining with three grand terraces which include ample seating, 360° degree views of the city and a full bar.

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Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

This mountain home in Park City, Utah includes a game room complete with a bar, painted harlequin-pattern hardwood floors and space for four wall-mounted TVs for simultaneous viewing.

Atlanta, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

This incredible estate located in Tuxedo Park neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, is enabled with smart house technology and includes two pools with waterfalls, a wine cellar and a fully finished lower level media room with adjacent bar and game room.

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Park City Luxury Ski Home | House Tour

Jeffrey Katzenberg, film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation built his Park City, Utah home with his wife, Marilyn, nearly 20 years ago as a tranquil mountain retreat for their family.  Sitting atop the private gated community of Bald Eagle Club, the home is the ultimate ski destination for family gatherings and entertaining friends.

The exterior surfaces including the steps, patios and driveway are all heated to alleviate the over 300 inches of average annual snowfall the area accumulates.  The home was designed by the late architect, Charles Gwathmey, who was world-renowned for his bold geometric and modern style, and in conjunction with Park City architect Rick Otto.

Although the home was designed with modernism in mind, the interior retains a cozy cabin feel and has been appointed in a true mountain western style.  Designed by Naomi Leff, who designed some of Hollywood’s biggest stars homes including Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Ranch in Colorado.

Leff decorated the home with authentic western art and antique furniture, which are included as part of the turnkey sale.

Although built with family in mind, the home has also been a delightful place to host friends.  With generous private space and numerous areas to entertain a group, including a billiard room, separate game room and multiple living areas, the home has hosted guests such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.

The home has a ski run right to the back door and to a ski room featuring a lounge, bar and fireplace.   After a day of skiing, enjoy impeccable mountain views overlooking Park City or relax in the indoor pool, spa or sauna.

For more details on this property or to request a private tour, contact Paul Benson with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.