Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in September 2017

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

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$1,995,000 USD | Dallas, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

“Picture a Loire Valley château reimagined for Texas, and you have this utterly fairytale-like castle. Featuring an eye-catching turret— with a whimsical Juliet balcony— steeply pitched roof with enchanting dormer windows, and Old World lead glass windows, this quaint, but spacious Texan castle has personality in spades.”

Outside Dallas, a Castle-Style Home Brings a Bit of France to Texas – Mansion Global

Prime Properties with a Bountiful Harvest – Financial Times

Tommy Hilfiger Again Slashes Millions off Plaza Hotel Penthouse – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in South Carolina – Sotheby’s International Realty

East Hampton Tudor with 10,000 Square-Feet Asking $3.2M – Curbed

4 Incredible Homes for Sale with Vineyards Attached – Galerie

Property of the Month: A Former Monastery on Italy’s Glamorous Amalfi Coast – Boat International

Stately Jefferson Park Craftsman with Updates Galore Lists for $1.2M – Curbed

A Mexican Wave – Financial Times

Grape Expectations – Portfolio

Stockholm’s Most Fashionable Neighborhood Offers Architectural Gems – Mansion Global

Tech Millionaires Prop Lake Tahoe Property Market – Financial Times

The Time is Ripe for Home Buyers in Bordeaux – Wall Street Journal

Hurdlr Earns Grand Prize at Realogy FWD Innovation Summit – Realogy

The Coolest Eco-Friendly Homes on the Market Right Now – Elle Decor

Vivien Leigh’s Jewelry on Auction at Sotheby’s – The New York Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in South Carolina

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that AugustaRoad.com Realty in Greenville, South Carolina, is the newest member of its network and will now operate as Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.

Established in 2011, the firm is owned and operated by Joan Herlong and serves the luxury residential real estate market in the Greater Greenville area.

“The luxury residential real estate market in and around Greenville ranges from the vibrant downtown to mountain retreats, lakefront properties and equestrian estates, offering a lifestyle for everyone,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We are pleased to expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand into this market and proud to welcome Joan Herlong and her team to our global network.”

“Greenville marries southern charm, natural beauty and a contemporary cool, making it one of America’s fastest growing cities and an emerging destination,” said Herlong.  “We look forward to sharing our community with a global audience and are honored to be affiliating with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”

An active member of the local community, Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty regularly donates to the Greenville Free Medical Clinic and is an active supporter of the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors annual holiday giving initiative.  The firm is located at 1421 Augusta Street in Greenville.

With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand now has five independently owned and operated affiliate companies in South Carolina; also operating in the state serving the luxury residential real estate markets are Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty in Savannah and Bluffton, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty in Charleston, Justin Winter Sotheby’s International Realty in Lake Keowee, and Peace Sotheby’s International Realty in Pawleys Island.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 900 offices in 68 countries and territories worldwide.  In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD.  Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be 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 will 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.

A Total Eclipse of the Sun

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From Oregon to South Carolina, an estimated 500 million Americans will be able to witness one of nature’s rare and celestial wonders – a total solar eclipse. For the first time since 1991, August 21st will bring the eclipse to the United States. With a week to go, explore these five homes directly in the path of the 2017 solar eclipse.

Oregon will be the first state in the eclipse’s path.

Oregon$2,295,000 USD | Monmouth, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

Epitomizing the wine and vineyard lifestyle in Oregon, enjoy this light-filled, two-story home with expansive deck, Jacuzzi and exceptional views. This prime vineyard property offers more than 20 acres of Pinot Noir.

IdahoPrice Upon Request | Ketchum, Idaho | Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty

Surrounded by over two million acres of Sawtooth National Forest, the three residences on 130 acres are at nature’s doorstep, where recreational opportunities and privacy are an understatement. Both elegant and inviting, the modern main home, designed by Lake/Flato Architects, is nestled like a jewel at the base of the second and third highest peaks in Idaho. With a landscaped courtyard at its core, each room offers its own particular surprise, with grand vistas and dramatic scenery from every window and angle.

Wyoming$5,750,000 USD | Jackson, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on a stunning front row lot, this home is a vision of mountain style and sophistication. Intelligently designed and meticulously crafted, this turnkey property has never ending views of the Grand Teton, Teton Mountain Range and Sleeping Indian. Comprising of 5,200 square-feet of elegant living space, this home contains four bedrooms and four-and-one-half baths.

Tennessee$2,899,000 USD | Nashville, Tennessee | The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

This gracious, gated home nestled on nearly 30 private acres is truly a sanctuary. Enjoy a private wooded escape while still being 20 minutes from downtown. Featuring a 1,500-square-foot master suite, four en suite bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, home theater, exercise room, elevator, guest quarters with kitchen, studio, and plenty of entertaining areas that open to terraces and balconies.

Before exiting the United States’ sight lines, the eclipse’s path will end in South Carolina.

SouthCarolina$5,500,000 USD | Charleston, South Carolina | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

The Thomas Doughty estate is situated on over one-third acre in the heart of Charleston’s most desirable downtown area – Ansonborough. Painstakingly restored in 1994 by the current owners, this Carolopolis winning estate is designated as “valuable” to the city’s architectural heritage. With spacious formal living room, dining room, and library boasting ornate Adamesque mantles and original woodworking as well as graciously sized bedrooms and bathrooms, this exceptional brick home is a once in a generation opportunity.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in August 2017

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

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$32,000,000 USD | Fort Lauderdale, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

” Two acres of immaculately landscaped property, 500 feet of waterfront and more than 16,000 square feet of living space are available at Fort Lauderdale’s most expensive home on the market.”

Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Priciest Listing Hits Market for $32 Million – Mansion Global

Five Homes for Childhood Adventures – Financial Times

5 of the Most Extraordinary Swimming Pools Around the Globe – Robb Report

A Private, Waterfront Australia Home with Its Own Marina and Helipad – Mansion Global

This House in California is Surrounded by Glass Walls to Take Advantage of the Amazing Views – Contemporist

7 To-Die for Homes Along Florida’s Scenic 30A – Coastal Living

Montauk Hither Hills Home with 6,900 Square-Feet Comes on the Market, Asking $6.75M – Curbed Hamptons

River Oaks Mansion Built for George R. Brown Listed for $10 Million – Houston CultureMap

House Hunting in… Sicily – The New York Times

One of Kiawah Island’s Priciest Homes Sells for $15.25 Million – Mansion Global

Homes that Sold for Around $1,000,000 – The New York Times

Aston DBR1 Could Hit $20M at RM Sotheby’s Monterey, Could Break British Car Record of $21.75M – Forbes

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in July 2017

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

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$29,950,000 USD | Boca Raton, Florida | Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty

“…designed a 9-bedroom, 10-full-bath, 7-half-bath home replete with a video gaming room, an arcade room, themed bedrooms, a pool fed by a waterfall, a giant outdoor chess set, and a basketball court.”

Live Long and Prosper in this Trekkie’s $30 Million Florida Mansion – Bloomberg

Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson Lists Home for $5.25 Million – Wall Street Journal

Singapore’s Priciest Penthouse is on the market for S$108M – Haute Residence

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Roatán – Sotheby’s International Realty

On your Bike: Five Properties for Cyclists – Financial Times

A Palladian Villa in Italy, Listed for $45 Million – The New York Times

Tennis Icon John McEnroe Sells Southampton Home for $11.25M – Mansion Global

Historic River Oaks Home Built for George R. Brown asks $10 Million – Houston Chronicle

6 Beautiful Homes in Colorado – The Week

Kiawah Island Home Sells for $15.25M – The Post and Courier

A Secluded Residence Near Johannesburg’s Bustling Financial Center – Mansion Global

California Beach Cottage Asks a Cool $1.5M – Curbed

House Hunting in… Brittany – The New York Times

Neil Armstrong’s Bag Containing Traces of Moon Dust Sells for $1.8M – CBS News

Legendary Harrah’s Ferrari Daytona Comes to RM Sotheby’s Auction Monterey – Forbes

Tranquil Oceanfront Home in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

$12,500,000 USD | Kiawah Island, South Carolina | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

Brilliantly designed by Christopher Rose Architects and constructed by Royal Indigo Construction, 109 Flyway Drive is one of the finest oceanfront homes ever constructed on Kiawah Island. It is also the first home on Kiawah to achieve the distinguished Silver LEED certification by the US Green Building Council. This beautiful cedar shake “Nantucket Style” home is situated on a very private, unique, nearly two-acre homesite in Kiawah’s prestigious Vanderhorst Plantation, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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#TravelTuesday | Fall Getaways – Part I

This #TravelTuesday, explore properties in the best fall getaway destinations, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network boats branded offices in 13 of the top locations ranked worldwide.

Savannah, Georgia

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$2,625,000 USD | Savannah, Georgia | Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated within a gated community on the Vernon River, enjoy autumn in this custom-built southern estate.  Spanning 6,300 square-feet, the home offers both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas including a two-story great room with wet bar, a wine room, solarium, breakfast nook, a covered patio overlooking the river, and a covered dock with dining area.  The home also boasts a custom hand-painted mural by a well-known Savannahian artist.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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$10,250,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Revel in Jackson Hole’s favorable autumn climate in this sprawling mountainside log cabin.  The home, which stands three-stories tall, is constructed of Douglas Fir log rounds and dry-stack stone and features a game room, theater room and skiers’ lounge.  It is in close proximity to picturesque hiking trails and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Charleston, South Carolina

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$5,900,000 USD | Charleston, South Carolina | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

Take in the season’s Charleston charm in this English-inspired gothic lakefront manor.  Enjoy the outdoors with the property’s pool, cabana, alfresco kitchen and loggia.  The home additionally boasts intricate finishes throughout including extensive mahogany molding and trim, reclaimed antique heart pine floors and beams, custom cabinetry and hand cut stone exterior finishes.

Acadia National Park, Maine

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$2,475,000 USD | Northeast Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

Located just a few miles south of Acadia National Park, this unique and rustic property offers the best of fall in New England.  The property’s landscape includes a variety of trees, perennials, paths, stone bridge, a restored farm road leading down to a rear meadow and is in close proximity to hiking trails that lead into Acadia.

San Francisco, California

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$6,000,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

With fall being the off-season for San Francisco’s tourism, enjoy the metropolis from the Telegraph Terrace penthouse.  The captivating apartment features breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and is in close proximity to many of the city’s main attractions.  The home spans 5,654 square-feet and includes grand entertaining spaces and seven outdoor terraces.

New York, New York

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$9,250,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Admire the beauty of autumn in New York City from this triplex penthouse overlooking Central Park.  Located on the Upper West Side, the apartment features three bedrooms, 10-foot ceilings and a 380-square-foot terrace ideal for entertaining and watching the leaves change colors.  The apartment is in a landmarked building with a full-time doorman and live-in superintendent.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in October 2016

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

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10.000.000€ EUR | Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

“The 9,146-square-foot villa, in a lush park of 4,000 square meters, has 12 bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms; is set over five floors, has two-car garage a and a parking lot for five further cars nearby.”

Channel Your Inner Hollywood Icon at this Italian Riviera Villa – Mansion Global

A Massive Castle in Colorado Seeks $17.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

For Sale: 7 Unique Homes in Hudson Valley – The Week

Sotheby’s International Realty Chief Talks Emerging Markets, Changing Millennial Tastes and More – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in South Carolina – Sotheby’s International Realty

Home on Pebble Beach’s 18th Hole Seeks $25.75 Million – Wall Street Journal

Home of the Day: Making an Entrance in Beverly Crest – Los Angeles Times

For Sale: 6 Amazing Homes for $650,000 – The Week

The Great Lakes Escape – Wall Street Journal

Homes That Sold for $1.5 Million and Above – The New York Times

‘DWTS’s’ Mark Ballas Lists His Beverly Crest Home for Sale at $4.3 Million – Los Angeles Times

The Coolest Eco-Friendly Homes on the Market Right Now – Elle Decor

Lakeville, Conn.: A Norman Rockwell Kind of Place – Wall Street Journal

Edvard Munch’s ‘Girls’ May Fetch $50 Million at Sotheby’s Sale – Bloomberg

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in South Carolina

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that the Tidelands Company in South Carolina has acquired local brokerages DeBordieu Colony Real Estate, Inc. and Prince George Sotheby’s International Realty, and the newly combined entity will now do business as Peace Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm is owned and operated by Hampton and Perry Peace, seasoned real estate professionals who have been in the business since 1993.  With this transaction, the Sotheby’s International Realty network will expand into the market of Horry County, while continuing to serve the luxury residential real estate markets in Pawleys Island, Georgetown and the private community of DeBordieu Colony.  Carol Jayroe and Phillip Lammonds, former owners of Prince George Sotheby’s International Realty, will remain with Peace Sotheby’s International Realty as sales associates.

“The coastal South Carolina towns in this market offer both timeless luxury homes and rich history,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We are proud to welcome Hampton and Perry Peace and their team to our brand, and we appreciate how well their commitment to provide a high quality level of service to home buyers and sellers aligns with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand.”

“We pride ourselves on providing a best-in-class experience which complements our passion for customer satisfaction,” said Hampton Peace, broker/owner Peace Sotheby’s International Realty. “We look forward to presenting our extraordinary properties to the global audience of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”

In addition to Peace Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty network has three independently owned and operated member companies throughout the state including: Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty in Bluffton; Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty in Charleston; and Justin Winter Sotheby’s International Realty in Sunset.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide.  Peace Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be 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 will 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.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in September 2016

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

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Price Upon Request | Venice, Italy | Venice Sotheby’s International Realty

“Just in time for the Venice Film Festival, a former vacation home of film actress Sophia Loren has come up for sale in Venice, Italy, for about $6.6 million.”

Former Venice, Italy, Vacation Home of Sophia Loren Seeks $6.6 Million – Los Angeles Times

Retired NFL Quarterback Drew Bledsoe Cuts Price of Oregon Home – Wall Street Journal

5 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods in Denver to Look for a Home – U.S. News & World Report

Homes that Blur the Line Between Indoors and Out – Architectural Digest

Five Canalside Properties for Sale – Financial Times

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspires Estate in Wine Country – SF Gate

Mucinex’s John Q. Adams Sr. Seeks $16 Million for Colorado Property – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… the Bahamas – The New York Times

A Colorado Contemporary with Rocky Mountain Views – Mansion Global

A 19th-Century Island Home in South Carolina – Wall Street Journal

A Lovely, Expansive Home in the Art Village Wants $3.36M – Curbed Hamptons

For Curb Appeal and Making Impression, a Palace Suffices – The New York Times

Modern and Charming: These Country Mansions are the Best of Both Worlds – Elle Decor

Muskoka, Canada’s Vacation-Home Haven, Gets a Modern Makeover – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s is Now Streaming the World’s Best Galleries into Your Living Room – The Memo