Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Pennsylvania

Central Market  EditSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that  Prudential Lancaster Real Estate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the newest member of its real estate network and now will operate as Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.

Anne M. Lusk is owner of the firm, which has one office at 100 Foxshire Drive in Lancaster.  With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have five independently owned and operated offices throughout the state of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, New Hope, Kennett Square and Lancaster.

“The Lancaster market offers residents a beautiful rural landscape with convenient access to several major cities,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We proudly welcome Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty to our network and the fine properties they represent.”

According to Lusk, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand affiliation creates new opportunities for her agents and clients.  “With the Sotheby’s International Realty global reach, we now have many added avenues of exposure for the homes we represent,” she said.  “We are focused on offering our clients a high level of custom service that addresses their unique needs.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.  Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients 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.

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Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Over the years, the history of architecture has revealed many different styles of structural design. During the 20th century, modern architecture took center stage, later to be recognized as a significant design movement. Built from 1945 to the 1980’s, mid-century modern homes are characterized by simplicity, open design concepts, and extensive use of glass, meant to create an uninterrupted connection with nature. Defined by their attention to detail, artistic touches and incorporation of harmony with nature, Ulrich Franzen, Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra became known as some of the most important modernist architects. Explore five luxury mid-century modern homes currently on the market, designed or inspired by the styles of these three renowned architects.

Ulrich Franzen The Dana House_CT$5,500,000 USD | New Canaan, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 1963 on former farmland in the midst of an apple orchard, the Dana House, designed by Ulrich Franzen, was unique in design in contrast to the glass rectangles created by many prominent mid-century architects. This brick ‘pavilion house’ set on nine acres of expansive lawns, meadows, orchards and woods, is over 5,500 square feet of modern mid-century design and on the market for the first time. This tranquil oasis offers the best of both worlds with its proximity to the heart of New Canaan, CT, one of Fairfield County’s most desirable locations. The home has five bedrooms, four full and one half baths, multiple decks, and acres of privacy. Multiple walls of glass, offer uninhibited views of the lush outdoor landscape. The property is protected by the New Canaan Nature Center in the rear and the New Canaan Land Trust on one side.

Frank Lloyd Wright_Houston$3,195,000 USD | Houston, Texas | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty—Memorial Brokerage

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in Houston (Bunker Hill Village). Originally designed in 1954, built in 1955 and expanded by the current owner, this home is truly an artistic masterpiece. Art aficionados will appreciate the multiple gallery walls throughout this striking residence. Situated on a gated, approx. 51,727 square foot lot at the end of a lane, this residence is ideal for grand entertaining and casual living. The galleries create a master wing, children’s wing and gracious living areas. High ceilings in the expanded portion of the home allow for ample natural light while the overhangs in the original portion create an intimate feeling. The entire home is built from concrete block, wood and glass around the pool and patio.

Frank Lloyd Wright_Victoria Canada819 000 $ CAD | Victoria, Canada | Canada Sotheby’s International Realty

Lush green space surrounds this exceptionally tranquil west coast home. The epitome of privacy is captured in the contemporary hideaway. A Frank Lloyd Wright design, this home allows for the outdoor luxury to permeate into the indoor residence, skylights illuminate this three bedroom home. The main floor is continuous with its open concept, no component is without natural flow. Relaxation awaits in the master suite on the main level, enjoy the spa inspired en suite with a unique circular tub and rain shower spout overhead. Unique handcrafted lighting adds a special touch throughout the home.

Richard Neutra_ La Crescenta CA$7,900,000 USD | La Crescenta, California | Sotheby’s International Realty—Beverly Hills Brokerage

The Dorothy Serulnic Residence built in 1953 by Richard Neutra, features glass walls allowing for spectacular mountain and city skyline views.  The home has a Bear Valley stone fireplace, a classic Neutra built-in sofa and cabinet and public rooms that are open and welcoming. There is built-in furniture throughout and even vanities, desk top reveals and a sliding Neutra kitchen table. Totally indoor/outdoor, this is Neutra at his best.

Richard Neutra_Bryn Athyn PA 2$5,400,000 USD | Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

Richard Neutra’s Pitcairn House, a very private, hidden masterpiece, is the quintessential house in the woods. Marvelous design, comfortable living surrounded by acres of wildlife and nature, yet close to metropolitan areas. A long driveway leads toward the top of a ravine overlooking the Pennypack Creek and groves of oak, beech, maple and poplar to the site chosen by Neutra in 1959. The superbly designed and maintained 6,303 square foot house completed in 1962 is set on 10.1 conserved acres in turn surrounded by the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, an 812-acre nature conservancy. Neutra signature designs are found throughout, such as floor-to-ceiling windows, connecting the indoors with nature outside.

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania Real Estate | Market Spotlight

If location is everything in real estate, then Bucks County and the Delaware River Valley have it all. This southeastern Pennsylvania area is situated about 90 minutes from New York City, about 50 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and 40 minutes from Princeton, New Jersey, yet it offers beautiful countryside, terrific public and private schools, ample recreation and an array of residential real estate to suit every taste.

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania Real Estate / Market Spotlight

If location is everything in real estate, then Bucks County and the Delaware River Valley have it all. This southeastern Pennsylvania area is situated about 90 minutes from New York City, about 50 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and 40 minutes from Princeton, New Jersey, yet it offers beautiful countryside, terrific public and private schools, ample recreation and an array of residential real estate to suit every taste.

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5 Victorian Homes With Historical Charm

During the Industrial Revolution Victorian builders used new technology and materials to create homes with unparalleled charm. Today, these homes are historic treasures that reflect the elegance and beauty of Britain’s Queen Victoria.

“Homes of the Victorian Era were romantic, distinctive, and abundant with detail, from the fabrics and patterns to the colors and textures,” according to a recent article by Better Homes and Gardens.

Here are some stunning Victorian homes that have preserved history in their delicate features.

Victorian style homes for sale Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts | $10,750,000 USD | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Boston — This prestigious mansion built in 1848 overlooks Boston’s famous Public Garden. The formal entertaining room combines soaring ceiling height and stunning detail, to create a breathtaking space.

Victorian home in Bronxville, New York

Bronxville, New York | $2,500,000 USD | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Bronxville, New York — Built in 1896, this hilltop masterpiece has sustained classic Victorian beauty while maintaining modern luxury. The original Victorian-style windows, hardwood floors and 3 historic fireplaces remain in the home.

Historic Victorian in Newton, Massachusetts

Newton, Massachusetts | $4,800,000 | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Newton, Massachusetts — Set atop Mount Ida, this stately residence is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 7 fireplaces, intricate decorative plasterwork, Corinthian columns and elaborate mahogany and oak millwork have been exquisitely preserved.

Victorian home in Newhope, Pennsylvania

New Hope, Pennsylvania | $1,249,000 USD | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

New Hope, Pennsylvania — This restored Victorian farmhouse with extensive grounds features an extravagant barn, award winning pond and 3 porches. The family room includes an oversized fireplace with antique mantel and French doors to an outdoor brick patio.

Victorian home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire |$1,100,000 USD | Tate & Foss Sotheby’s International Realty

Portsmouth, New Hampshire — This Queen Anne Colonial Revival Victorian built in 1892 is complete with a wrap around porch, patterned shingles and intricate exterior color palette. The turret living room with hand painted and gold leafed walls is enhanced by ornate oak woodwork. Alluring period details include cylinder glass window panes, parquet floors, laundry chute, talking tube and original wall phone.

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Source: “House Styles” via Better Homes and Gardens

5 Victorian Homes With Historical Charm

During the Industrial Revolution Victorian builders used new technology and materials to create homes with unparalleled charm. Today, these homes are historic treasures that reflect the elegance and beauty of Britain’s Queen Victoria.

“Homes of the Victorian Era were romantic, distinctive, and abundant with detail, from the fabrics and patterns to the colors and textures,” according to a recent article by Better Homes and Gardens.

Here are some stunning Victorian homes that have preserved history in their delicate features.

Victorian style homes for sale Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts / $10,750,000 USD / Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Boston — This prestigious mansion built in 1848 overlooks Boston’s famous Public Garden. The formal entertaining room combines soaring ceiling height and stunning detail, to create a breathtaking space.

Victorian home in Bronxville, New York

Bronxville, New York / $2,500,000 USD / Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Bronxville, New York — Built in 1896, this hilltop masterpiece has sustained classic Victorian beauty while maintaining modern luxury. The original Victorian-style windows, hardwood floors and 3 historic fireplaces remain in the home.

Historic Victorian in Newton, Massachusetts

Newton, Massachusetts / $4,800,000 / Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Newton, Massachusetts — Set atop Mount Ida, this stately residence is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 7 fireplaces, intricate decorative plasterwork, Corinthian columns and elaborate mahogany and oak millwork have been exquisitely preserved.

Victorian home in Newhope, Pennsylvania

New Hope, Pennsylvania / $1,249,000 USD / Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

New Hope, Pennsylvania — This restored Victorian farmhouse with extensive grounds features an extravagant barn, award winning pond and 3 porches. The family room includes an oversized fireplace with antique mantel and French doors to an outdoor brick patio.

Victorian home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire /$1,100,000 USD / Tate & Foss Sotheby’s International Realty

Portsmouth, New Hampshire — This Queen Anne Colonial Revival Victorian built in 1892 is complete with a wrap around porch, patterned shingles and intricate exterior color palette. The turret living room with hand painted and gold leafed walls is enhanced by ornate oak woodwork. Alluring period details include cylinder glass window panes, parquet floors, laundry chute, talking tube and original wall phone.

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Source: “House Styles” via Better Homes and Gardens

Colonial-style Homes: Classic Americana of Past and Present

Nothing is more American than red, white and blue and apple pie, but when considering American home styles the Colonial architectural style has been a staple of American architecture for centuries.

In a MSN Real Estate article on the Top 10 American Home Styles, the Colonial Revival style in particular is described as being, “all about patriotism and a desire to retreat from earlier Victorian excesses and build something more authentically American.”

Whether an authentic historic treasure circa the 1700’s or a Colonial Revival from the turn of the century or an impeccable 21st century reproduction made for modern living, the Colonial style has enduring presence in America.

Take a journey through our collection of extraordinary Colonial homes honoring America’s past and present.

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, c. 1740

bed and breakfasts for sale PA

New Hope, Pennsylvania | $4,500,000 USD | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty 

Built as a gentleman’s farm in 1740, today this 30-acre property is a refined, upscale boutique hotel and events venue which appeals corporate functions and wedding parties alike. Hidden back a long driveway lined with sycamore trees, its fully updated stone manor house includes welcoming public spaces and seven unique guest suites furnished with antiques.

Bulfinch Farm, c. 1806

historic farms for sale new england

Orford, New Hampshire | $3,900,000 USD | Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty 

Bulfinch Farm offers discriminating buyers the opportunity to own a quintessential New England farm. Situated on 330 acres of open rolling meadows, mature woodlands, private ponds, orchards and formal gardens.  The newly renovated six bedroom Colonial home displays an uncommon level of craftsmanship with a genteel gracious flow and is accompanied by numerous barns and outbuildings for both the serious and gentleman farmer.

Colonial Revival, c. 1895

newton ma homes for sale

Newton, Massachusetts | $1,799,000 USD | Karp, Liberman & Kern Sotheby’s International Realty 

One the area’s most admired Colonial Revival homes, this stately home is beautifully situated on a half acre of gorgeous grounds. Extensively renovated in the early 2000′s, the home has a grand welcoming foyer, tall ceilings and spacious rooms.

Classic Center Hall Colonial, c. 1920

Forest Hills homes for sale

Forest Hills Gardens, New York | $2,400,000 USD | Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty 

.Beautifully designed and masterfully restored this center hall brick Colonial home has been perfectly conceived for comfortable, upscale, easy living. Built in 1920, this beautiful home is located on a quietly curving street and contains four bedrooms with plenty of space for every sized family.

Pristine Countryside Mansion, c. 2001

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Hopewell Township, New Jersey | $9,975,000 USD | Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty 

.This exquisite mansion in Hopewell Township, New Jersey is a modern-day interpretation of traditional Colonial-style architecture. The five bedroom, six and half bathroom estate boasts fabulous finishes and an array of 21st century amenities, including an elevator and indoor lap pool.

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Colonial-style Homes: Classic Americana of Past and Present

Nothing is more American than red, white and blue and apple pie, but when considering American home styles the Colonial architectural style has been a staple of American architecture for centuries.

In a MSN Real Estate article on the Top 10 American Home Styles, the Colonial Revival style in particular is described as being, “all about patriotism and a desire to retreat from earlier Victorian excesses and build something more authentically American.”

Whether an authentic historic treasure circa the 1700’s or a Colonial Revival from the turn of the century or an impeccable 21st century reproduction made for modern living, the Colonial style has enduring presence in America.

Take a journey through our collection of extraordinary Colonial homes honoring America’s past and present.

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, c. 1740

bed and breakfasts for sale PA

New Hope, Pennsylvania / $4,500,000 USD / Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty 

Built as a gentleman’s farm in 1740, today this 30-acre property is a refined, upscale boutique hotel and events venue which appeals corporate functions and wedding parties alike. Hidden back a long driveway lined with sycamore trees, its fully updated stone manor house includes welcoming public spaces and seven unique guest suites furnished with antiques.

Bulfinch Farm, c. 1806

historic farms for sale new england

Orford, New Hampshire / $3,900,000 USD / Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty 

Bulfinch Farm offers discriminating buyers the opportunity to own a quintessential New England farm. Situated on 330 acres of open rolling meadows, mature woodlands, private ponds, orchards and formal gardens.  The newly renovated six bedroom Colonial home displays an uncommon level of craftsmanship with a genteel gracious flow and is accompanied by numerous barns and outbuildings for both the serious and gentleman farmer.

Colonial Revival, c. 1895

newton ma homes for sale

Newton, Massachusetts / $1,799,000 USD / Karp, Liberman & Kern Sotheby’s International Realty 

One the area’s most admired Colonial Revival homes, this stately home is beautifully situated on a half acre of gorgeous grounds. Extensively renovated in the early 2000?s, the home has a grand welcoming foyer, tall ceilings and spacious rooms.

Classic Center Hall Colonial, c. 1920

Forest Hills homes for sale

Forest Hills Gardens, New York / $2,400,000 USD / Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty 

.Beautifully designed and masterfully restored this center hall brick Colonial home has been perfectly conceived for comfortable, upscale, easy living. Built in 1920, this beautiful home is located on a quietly curving street and contains four bedrooms with plenty of space for every sized family.

Pristine Countryside Mansion, c. 2001

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Hopewell Township, New Jersey / $9,975,000 USD / Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty 

.This exquisite mansion in Hopewell Township, New Jersey is a modern-day interpretation of traditional Colonial-style architecture. The five bedroom, six and half bathroom estate boasts fabulous finishes and an array of 21st century amenities, including an elevator and indoor lap pool.

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Farmhouse in Wayne, Pennsylvania | House Tour

Plumb Nilly, a charming 8.7-acre retreat, is located minutes from Wayne on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Enter a romantic, relaxed world of earlier times. Comfortable entertaining areas on the main floor include a spacious living room with fireplace and windows on three sides.

Wayne, Pennsylvannia, USA | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

Farmhouse in Wayne, Pennsylvania / House Tour

Plumb Nilly, a charming 8.7-acre retreat, is located minutes from Wayne on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Enter a romantic, relaxed world of earlier times. Comfortable entertaining areas on the main floor include a spacious living room with fireplace and windows on three sides.

Wayne, Pennsylvannia, USA / Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty