Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in May 2014

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

Luxury Homes for Sale / Essex Connecticut $3,480,000 USD / Essex, Connecticut / William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Homeowners Who Ditched the Dining RoomThe Wall Street Journal

With more meals eaten in the kitchen, on the patio and in front of the TV, luxury homeowners are increasingly converting their dining rooms into libraries, dens and other flex spaces.

 

Katharine Hepburn Home Returns to the Market - The Wall Street Journal

 

Villa De Martini on Telegraph Hill listed for $16 millionSFGate.com

House of the Day: Over the Moon in La JollaThe Wall Street Jouranl

A 30-Minute Interview with Kathryn A. Korte, Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.The New York Times

East Hampton, New York: Secluded Showplace, $21.5 MillionThe New York Times

Hot Property Moon Bloodgood selling her home in Venice, CaliforniaLA Times

House of the Day: Study in Contrast in Tuxedo Park [New York] - The Wall Street Journal

House owned by GM of Arizona Diamondbacks is for saleArizona Central

House of the Day: Mizner Remade in Colebrook [Connecticut] - The Wall Street Journal

Real Estate Goes GlobalThe New Yorker

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Rise for First Time This YearBloomgberg

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in May 2014

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

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$5,850,000 USD / Las Vegas, Nevada / Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Las Vegas’s housing market recovers from its losing streakFinancial Times

Blooming properties on the market in Connecticut, California and New York - The Wall Street Journal

Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty in North Carolina Joins the BrandSotheby’s International Realty

On the Market: A Contemporary Hudson, New York Home with Sweeping ViewsArchitectural Digest

Canadian Estate to List for $27.5 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Unrestrained Modern HomesSothebys.com

Cowboy Spurs and Bowling Shoes in Santa Fe / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s Sale Draws Cohen as Wynn Buys $28 Million ‘Popeye’ – Business Week

Warhol self portrait goes for US$30.1MCanoe.ca News

Sotheby’s Sells Record $141 Million in Jewelry AuctionBloomberg

Noma, Maybe the World’s Best Restaurant, Catered Sotheby’s Spring Auction – Vanity Fair

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in May 2014

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

Luxury Ranch / New Mexico$14,700,000 USD / Santa Fe, New Mexico / Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Main Downtown Brokerage

Country singer Randy Travis bought this 220-acre parcel from New Mexico’s former governor and fashioned it into a luxury ranch.

Randy Travis’ Luxury RanchBloomberg

Park-front locales remain NYC’s most valuable propertiesNew York Post

{Video} Want to live in Ron Howard’s home?The Wall Street Journal

Housing Paradox: All-cash sales rise as investor sales dip - USA Today Money

Asian investors still looking but in no hurry to buyInman News

Ex-Sharper Image CEO Sells His San Francisco Mansion For $10 MillionBusiness Insider

Realogy To Host Investor Day And Live Webcast On May 9, 2014MarketWatch

Realogy Reports Financial Results For First Quarter 2014 - MarketWatch

Selling a One-Cent Stamp for Millions of DollarsThe New Yorker

Rare 100 carat diamonds worth millions up for auctionThe Telegraph

 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in April 2014

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

Hotel Carlyle Apartment / Manhattan

$4,900,000 USD / New York, New York / Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

“For the first time, the Chinese have become the biggest foreign buyers of apartments in Manhattan, real estate brokers estimate, taking the mantle from the Russians.”

The Chinese take Manhattan: replace Russians as top apartment buyers - Reuters

Ron Howard Lists Longtime Home for $27.5 MillionThe Wall Street Journal

Monumental Architectural CompoundHaute Living Magazine

Home of Renowned Architect Harry Leslie Walker Hits Market in New YorkThe Daily Voice

New York Times Pitches a Surge of Digital VideoAdAge

Big Ticket / For $13.4 Million, Hitching Post IncludedThe New York Times

Calgary luxury home market sets another recordCalgary Herald

Million-Dollar Home Sales Thrive While Low End StumblesBloomberg

Resort Living in the Philippines / Asia House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Mediterranean-style estate in Wine Country / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

What Shanghai Looked Like 140 Years Ago / Sotheby’s - WSJ / China RealTime Blog

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in April 2014

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

Penthouse Views in Monte Carlo, Monaco

 Panoramic Penthouse Views / Monte Carlo, Monaco / Price Upon Request
C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

Penthouse Views From Across the GlobeThe Wall Street Journal

$65 Million ‘Fendi Casa’ L.A. Estate Sold to Saudi BuyerThe Hollywood Reporter

Luxury Connecticut island that comes with its own cannonPursuitist

A Spiritual Retreat in the Philippines / Asia House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

House and Home and Art in California / House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

All The Bells and Whistles / On The MarketPalm Beach Daily News

From Bank to Abode / House of the Day  – The Wall Street Journal

Sound of Music in Suffern / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Grape Views in Malibu / House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

Love Me Do-odle! John Lennon’s Drawings To Be Auctioned OffABC News

Sotheby’s Plans Auction of Huge Yellow Diamond in MayLUXUO Blog

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in April 2014

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

Luxury Kitchen / San Antonio, Texas

$1,499,999 USD / San Antonio, Texas / Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Prices for the historic Victorians that make up the bulk of King William properties have roughly tripled in the past decade, said Debra Maltz, a broker associate for Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, though much of that price change can reflect extensive renovation. Larger, restored homes can cost $800,000 to $3 million, Ms. Maltz said.

Downtown San Antonio Gets a MakeoverThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Launches a Lifestyle Video SeriesSotheby’s International Realty

Private capital is returning to the mortgage marketHousingWire

Home Sellers’ Asking Prices Hit Five-Year HighWSJ Economics Blog

10 countries racing to buy American homesUSA TODAY

Modern Take on a Farmstead / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Jeff Koons Popeye Set To Make $25m At Auction In New YorkArtlyst

Picasso to Giacometti Lead Sotheby’s $322 Million AuctionBloomberg

 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in April 2014

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

Melbourne, Australia Luxury Homes for SalePrice Upon Request / Melbourne, Australia / Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

Chinese buyers snap up high-end real estate in college towns - The Wall Street Journal

“In an effort to increase the likelihood of their children studying abroad, a growing group of Chinese buyers is snapping up high-end real estate in college towns around the world. Some Chinese buyers are using the properties to meet the universities’ residency requirements. Luxury homes also offer their children an upscale alternative to dorm life. Most important, many hope that real-estate purchases will help pay the costly university tuition.”

Homes That Go Out on a Limb - The Wall Street Journal

Virginia Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty BrandSotheby’s International Realty

Massachusetts Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Brand - Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Shoreline Home in Spain / House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

Bauhaus Flair by the Water in Massachusetts / House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

An Artist’s Home in Colorado / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Pitfalls of pocket listings outweigh potential upsidesInman News

Second-Home Mortgages on the RiseDSNews.com

Chicken Cup, Chinese art’s ‘holy grail’, sells for £19.6mThe Telegraph

Duke’s sale of the centuries  – The Telegraph

Bubble? What Bubble? Art Sales Soar to RecordNBC News

 

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale / March 2014

From lavish urban oases to elegant country retreats, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Luxury Villas for Sale / Dubai, UAE

145,000,000 AED / Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai—Lavish and elegant, this jewel of a villa was designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon who is known for hotels like the Savoy in London, The Four Seasons George V in Paris and the Peninsula Shanghai. With opulent facades and manicured gardens, this eight bedroom villa strikes an impeccable balance between luxurious living and great design.

Lake Como Luxury Villa / Como, Italy

Price Upon Request / Como, Italy / Lake Como Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy—Located on the shores of Lake Como, this historic villa has direct lake access and a private wharf. The property has a large panoramic garden with swimming pool, hot tub and terrace that offers by far the best sun exposure on the Lake Como shores.

Waterfront Estates / Coral Gables, Florida

$24,900,000 USD / Coral Gables, Florida / ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida—Nestled into a cove within the exclusive, gated Tahiti Beach, this palatial home exemplifies world-class architecture and luxury living. With expansive bay views and a private beach that are travel magazine worthy, this stunning home features soaring ceilings, a wine cellar, media room, meditation room and elevator.

French Rivera Mansion / Cote d'Azur, France

 17.000.000 € EUR / Saint Paul De Vence, France / Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France—Nestled on a park-like landscape, this extraordinary authentic mansion has been completely renovated and includes luxurious features including a professional home cinema, a wine cellar, a guest house, a pool house with kitchen, sauna, massage room, tennis court and a multi-car garage which can accommodate fourteen vehicles.

Unique London Penthouse / London, UK

£12,500,000 GBP / London, England / London Sotheby’s International Realty

London—Designed by Richard Hywel Evans, this truly unique penthouse apartment is located at Holland Park’s highest point and spans two floors. Consisting of mainly glass walls throughout, virtually all of the rooms enjoy uninterrupted, panoramic views over London.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in April 2014

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.
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Zeng Fanzhi / Gutai Goes Global / The Myth and Mystery of Jadeite / Paul Smith’s Britain

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Houses with vibrant colors looking to shine in the spring sales seasonThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters the Canary IslandsSotheby’s International Realty

Urban Luxury in the Philippines / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Expanding a Classic in the Hamptons / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Live-In Gallery Near the Santa Fe Opera House Asks $1.5MCurbed

[U.S.] Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2013; Investment Property Declines - National Association of Realtors®

Homebuyers getting priced out in cities across U.S.CNN Money

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in March 2014

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

Schoolhouse Converted to Luxury Condo / Washington DC

$6,900,000 USD / Washington, D.C. / TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

The owners, Jeff Printz, 43, and his partner Chris Swanson, 45, bought this former school as a shell back in 2000, Mr. Printz saidThe couple converted former classrooms into living spaces, but paid homage to the school’s past by installing new chalkboards around original framing and using historically relevant light fixtures.

Schoolhouse Turned Luxury Condo in Washington D.C. / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

A Richard Neutra Designed Home Lists in CaliforniaThe Wall Street Journal

Wealthy Chinese home buyers boost suburban L.A. housing marketsLA Times

The Best Hamptons Summer Rentals At Every Price PointBusiness Insider

On the Market: Celine Dion’s Palatial Floridian RetreatArchitectural Digest

New York Home By Early 20th Century Architect Hits The MarketDaily Voice

Hilltop Retreat in Santa Ynez / House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s To Auction $1.5m Damien Hirst Artwork In DohaGulf Business

Red-letter day for most expensive stampThe Telegraph 

Decorating with Pastels at Sotheby’s Designer ShowhouseLonny

Realogy Named Among World’s Most Ethical CompaniesThe Wall Street Journal