Cozy Home Comforts

When the weather begins to get cooler, we naturally gravitate towards warm, cozy sanctuaries. A fireplace can turn a room into the ultimate indoor retreat for comfort and relaxation while a fire pit creates a warm gathering space for continued outdoor entertainment. Explore six stylish winter homes with inviting spaces centered around a source of warmth.

Connecticut$3,195,000 USD | Colebrook, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Connecticut

Rock Hall in Connecticut was designed in 1912 by noted American architect Addison Cairns Mizner for Jerome Alexandre, scion of the Alexandre Steamship Company. Replete with original architectural details, the meticulously restored 10,000 square foot manor house is located on a 23 acre estate. The five bedroom home has a free form pool which adjoins a spa and stone pool house. A free-standing yoga studio, tennis court and Pétanque court are also located on the property.

Quebec2 689 000 $ CAD | Quebec, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec

Canada

This private, contemporary ski-in, ski-out home in Canada is set on 11 acres and has spectacular views of Mont St-Sauveur. The open concept layout is excellent for entertaining with indoor and outdoor lounge areas, an indoor pool, bar, wine cellar and separate guest area.

Rhode Island$8,750,000 USD | Jamestown, Rhode Island | Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

Rhode Island

This 8,000 square foot Rhode Island oceanfront estate sits on seven acres near the tip of Beavertail on the island of Jamestown, overlooking the Newport Harbor.  The home is designed to showcase views of the ocean and surrounding conservation land. Plentiful outdoor entertaining spaces include an oceanside stone terrace with kitchen, spa, colorful gardens and fire pit.

Colorado$6,925,000 USD | Beaver Creek, Colorado |Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Colorado

Hundreds of aspen trees envelope this beautiful Colorado ski-in home making it feel like your own private forest. With two masters, a media room and a wine room, this residence is the epitome of a true mountain home retreat. The home has a total of seven bedrooms, more than four fireplaces and an outdoor spa.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Megeve, France | Propriétés de Megève Sotheby’s International Realty

France

This seven bedroom, seven bathroom mountain chalet in France has panoramic views of the valley below. The ski-in, ski-out home is set on the slopes and has ample room for entertaining. In addition to many comfortable lounge areas around the home with fireplaces, the chalet also has a wine room, a spa room and indoor pool with hot tub.

California$10,500,000 USD | San Diego, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

 California

This 10,000 square foot home sits on San Diego’s historic Point Loma Peninsula. The home was built to take advantage of the curvature of the land where it sits and benefit from 180 degree views of the ocean, bay, Shelter Island and Coronado. Vaulted open-beamed ceilings and floor to ceiling windows are carried throughout the home with many places for entertaining, including an outdoor patio with fire pit, pool and spa.

Mendoza, Argentina | More than Malbec

Over the last several years, Argentina has emerged as one of top wine-producing regions in the world, renowned for its Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals. The Mendoza Provence, in particular, produces nearly two-thirds of the countries wine and is rated among the world’s top 10 wine destinations. This amazing Argentinean province is known for its grape quality with a special terroir for its growth. Mendoza’s wine route is a major attraction for visitors and residents alike and offers spectacular wineries and unique tasting experiences.

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$ 1.236.683 ARS | Mendoza, Argentina | Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Among them, The Villavicencio Natural Reserve is a one and only experience. Located just 50 km from the city of Mendoza, The Reserve encompasses 72. 000 hectares. Nestled among the depressions of Uspallata Valley, the Reserve is a very special place immersed in a unique setting full of flowers and pine vegetation. The landscape is complemented by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the Reserve such as guanacos, vizcachas, pampas cats, pumas, foxes, and condors, among others.

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 $ 1.236.683 ARS | Mendoza, Argentina | Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

In the winter months, Mendoza also attracts the adventure-seeking ski community. Las Leñas, outside Malargüe, is the first to fully open its white laden gates. The skiing begins in Mendoza in June, but it is in July when the snow gets more than ankle-deep and the slopes offer more fun, speed and adrenaline. In Las Leñas, skiers enjoy day and night activities. It is the only resort in South America that currently offers night skiing where you can participate in Las Leñas’ unique Olimpos Light Parade and descend the slopes with head torches.

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Renowned for its world-class wines, beautiful landscape and rich history, Mendoza makes for an unimaginable lifestyle.

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Argentina_Properties_FacebookMany thanks to our guest blogger, Rosario Lix Klett from Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, which offers endless access to distinctive properties in the top location across Argentina such as Buenos Aires, the Calchaquí Valley, Patagonia and the Uco Valley.

Iconic Mountain Modern Home in Colorado / Video House Tour

The newly completed “mountain modern” interiors and furnishings of Slifer Design of Vail beautifully complement the exceptional architecture of Aspen-based architect Lea Sisson. Soaring ceilings offer panoramic 270-degree views from the San Sophia Range all the way around to iconic Wilson Peak.

$4,995,000 USD / Telluride, Colorado / Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

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

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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Extraordinary Angles: A Lifestyle Video Series

Today we announced the launch of our Extraordinary AnglesSM lifestyle video series showcasing unique properties and lifestyles from around the world. Each three to five minute “webisode” takes viewers on inspiring tours through some of the finest properties represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in the world’s most distinct locations. Additional videos planned for later this year.

Here is a peek at the first four videos in the series. Watch the full length webisodes on our website.

Kitchens

Wine Cellars

Oceanfront

Ski Properties


“Our research tells us that today’s luxury consumer seeks a home that meets their unique lifestyle, so at the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, we truly understand the important role lifestyle plays in the purchase of a property,” said Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We also know that today’s consumers are looking to gather information through video because it offers a unique, immersive experience. Video enables us to truly showcase the intangible lifestyle a property offers, opening the door to their potential next home, no matter where in the world it is located.”

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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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5 Quintessential Ski Chalets

From authentic European chalets on the slopes of Switzerland and France to contemporary inspirations across the mountains of North America, the chalet style epitomizes the ultimate luxury ski lifestyle. Explore our collection of quintessential chalet-style retreats.

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$1,087,650 USD / Golden, Canada / Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Nestled in the mountains and just steps from the slopes, this mountain modern architectural design appeals to those with discerning tastes. Sublime views surround the high-reaching windows accentuated by the custom timber frame home.

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Price Upon Request / Courchevel, France / Propriétés de Courchevel Sotheby’s International Realty

Exceptional and unique, this beautifully designed chalet is located in the French Alps ski resort of Courvhevel. This luxury homes includes 8 bedrooms of which there is 2 master, a family suite, luxury spa complete with pool, gym, home cinema and wine cellar.

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CHF 4’950’000 CHF / Zinal, Switzerland / de Rham Sotheby’s International Realty

Built by a local Swiss craftsman, this classic chalet is situated in the heart of Zinal, which offers a myriad of leisure activities and winter sports. With magnificent vast rooms and exceptional panorama views, this luxurious ski retreat provides the ultimate in mountain living.

telluride luxury ski homes for sale

$5,995,000 USD / Telluride, Colorado / Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Telluride’s Mountain Village, this timber-frame residence possesses views of St. Sophia Ridge and is steps from Galloping Goose ski trail. Built with native stone and hand-crafted cabinetry, this well-designed mountain home lives well for owners, guests and extended family members.

whitefish luxury ski homes cabins for sale

$3,800,000 USD / Whitefish, Montana / Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

Warm and elegant, the Snow Ghost Chalet is a mountain masterpiece situated within the Elk Highlands neighborhood at Whitefish Mountain Resort.  This artistic home has ski-in/ski-out access, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and lift access to the slopes.

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Vermont Real Estate / Market Spotlight

Mountain House in Stratton, Vermont

$5,275,000 USD / Stratton, Vermont / Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

“We are seeing buyers realize the extraordinary value of luxury properties in Vermont compared to similar properties in the Northeast,” said Lisa Coneeny, president and principal broker, Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty . “Vermont is most known for its large ski resorts and other winter recreation, but it also a very a popular four season escape. The majority of homes in the resort towns and surrounding communities are vacation homes to people from Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey and in the northern portion of the state from Canada.”

“Vermont has seen an increase in luxury home sales across the state but mostly around the resort towns including a sale on Stratton Mountain for $3.85 million,” explains Coneeny. “Manchester and Dorset have also seen a number of sales between $1.5 million and $2.5 million. Often these home buyers have multiple homes among which they divide their time. We are also starting to see a trend in people looking for large acreage, farm and timberland and sustainable and green living. We recently had someone from California relocate to Southern Vermont and purchase a 135-acre farm to raise sheep for $1.025 million.”

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