Modern Mountain Living

Perched on top of mountains around the world, these homes are perfectly situated to experience sweeping panoramic views and provide a twist on mountain living with modern extravagance.

Carbondale_Colorado_Modern_Mountain$2,995,000 USD | Carbondale, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Modern with light-filled intimate spaces, this extraordinary residence will captivate the most discerning buyer. The front entrance opens to an enchanting, organic courtyard setting leading to the main residence and guest quarters. Open the doors to the elegance and warmth of reclaimed rosewood and teak floors, custom carved doors, inviting living and dining spaces and four fireplaces. Top this with energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing solar panels for heating the entire home. Outdoor fire pit and long outside “firewall” and recycling water features accent the outdoor spaces for extended enjoyment. Purposefully positioned on 5 irrigated acres with stunning views of Mt. Sopris and surrounding irrigated pastoral land.

Costa Brava_Spain_Modern_MountainPrice Upon Request | Costa Brava, Spain | Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty

Magnificent modern villa situated in the prestigious urbanization of Mas Nou. Panoramic sea views from every room of the property. This six bedroom, five bath home also has an open-plan kitchen, an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Malibu_California_Modern_Mountain$14,900,000 USD | Malibu, California | Sotheby’s International Realty Malibu Brokerage

Known as The Glass House, this modern mountain retreat is perched on the top of a mountain overlooking Leo Carrillo State Park. The unique glass-walled architecture not only creates a modern feel, but also offers sweeping ocean views from nearly every room. The property is on approx. 32 acres with 2 security gates, a detached guest house, parking for up to 20 +/- cars, surrounded by state park land. Includes a saltwater pool overlooking gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

Hawkes Bay_New Zealand_Modern_Mountain

$3,950,000 USD | Hawkes Bay, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

‘Matarangi’, which means Giant Skies, is set in 160 acres of land and offers two dwellings designed by the award winning architect Charlie Nott, featuring panoramic views across to the mighty Te Mata Peak. The main residence spans an expansive 711 sq m and flows seamlessly from the living areas to wide covered terraces and vast manicured lawns. The floor plan offers spacious formal and informal living rooms, a billiard room with a large adjoining office, generous bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a wonderful master bedroom suite with vast valley views. Light filled and welcoming, the two bedroom guest house is positioned for privacy with the tennis court and pool area close by.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters the Canary Islands, Strengthening its Presence in Spain

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Key Properties, an established brokerage firm on the island of Tenerife since 1996, has joined its luxury real estate network and now will do business as Canary Islands Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, which is managed by Diego Cano Porqueres, serves the high-end real estate market on Tenerife and throughout the Canary Islands. The Sotheby’s International Realty® network already has firms across Spain in Madrid, Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza.

“Our expansion across Europe continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key markets around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This affiliation, which strengthens our overall presence in Spain, offers us immediate entrance into the exciting Tenerife market. We are very pleased that our global clientele will have access to our services in this beautiful Spanish island and beyond.”

According to Porqueres, his firm has adapted to the multicultural market needs of Tenerife over the course of the last two decades. “I am confident the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will attract many qualified, international buyers into Tenerife,” he said. “Throughout the years, our firm has grown by anticipating and successfully adapting to extremely volatile market conditions. Our clients know that collaborating with our company means a long-lasting establishment of mutual trust. We have sold some of the most emblematic resorts in the south of the Island. Our professional team of experienced, international real estate consultants looks forward to helping our global clients buy extraordinary properties in Tenerife and the Canary Islands.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 14,500 sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide. Canary Islands 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.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters the Canary Islands, Strengthening its Presence in Spain

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Key Properties, an established brokerage firm on the island of Tenerife since 1996, has joined its luxury real estate network and now will do business as Canary Islands Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, which is managed by Diego Cano Porqueres, serves the high-end real estate market on Tenerife and throughout the Canary Islands. The Sotheby’s International Realty® network already has firms across Spain in Madrid, Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza.

“Our expansion across Europe continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key markets around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This affiliation, which strengthens our overall presence in Spain, offers us immediate entrance into the exciting Tenerife market. We are very pleased that our global clientele will have access to our services in this beautiful Spanish island and beyond.”

According to Porqueres, his firm has adapted to the multicultural market needs of Tenerife over the course of the last two decades. “I am confident the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will attract many qualified, international buyers into Tenerife,” he said. “Throughout the years, our firm has grown by anticipating and successfully adapting to extremely volatile market conditions. Our clients know that collaborating with our company means a long-lasting establishment of mutual trust. We have sold some of the most emblematic resorts in the south of the Island. Our professional team of experienced, international real estate consultants looks forward to helping our global clients buy extraordinary properties in Tenerife and the Canary Islands.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 14,500 sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide. Canary Islands 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.

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Ibiza, Spain Real Estate | Market Spotlight

Ibiza Real Estate

Price Upon Request | San Carlos, Spain | Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty

“Certainly activity is very high in Ibiza this year,” says Daniel Chavarria Waschke, Managing Director at Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty, “Many buyers are now coming in for the ‘kill’ having put in the groundwork last year. In 2012 there was plenty of “we’ve found the home we like, in the right location, at the right price, but we’ll just wait and see what the Spanish economy does”.  But this year they’ve come back and bought, mostly with little hesitation or negotiation.  The fact that the prices they saw last year have remained stable, or even increased, has helped to cement the argument.”

Also, a mix of nationalities has helped to keep the property market buoyant. Daniel continues, “The increase in British buyers in Ibiza is nothing short of incredible.  The Brits have most certainly returned and lead the nationality rankings for enquiries at 40% with a big gap to the next nationalities – Italians at 8%, Dutch 6% and Germany 6% – a slight dip since 2012.  We then have Swiss, Russians and a handful of American, Lebanese or other Middle Eastern nationals living and working in either the UK or Switzerland.  And it’s not just holiday homes, the superb International College and buzz of design and media activity on the Island attract many clients who buy for permanent residence.”

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Ibiza, Spain Real Estate / Market Spotlight

Ibiza Real Estate

Price Upon Request / San Carlos, Spain / Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty

“Certainly activity is very high in Ibiza this year,” says Daniel Chavarria Waschke, Managing Director at Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty, “Many buyers are now coming in for the ‘kill’ having put in the groundwork last year. In 2012 there was plenty of “we’ve found the home we like, in the right location, at the right price, but we’ll just wait and see what the Spanish economy does”.  But this year they’ve come back and bought, mostly with little hesitation or negotiation.  The fact that the prices they saw last year have remained stable, or even increased, has helped to cement the argument.”

Also, a mix of nationalities has helped to keep the property market buoyant. Daniel continues, “The increase in British buyers in Ibiza is nothing short of incredible.  The Brits have most certainly returned and lead the nationality rankings for enquiries at 40% with a big gap to the next nationalities – Italians at 8%, Dutch 6% and Germany 6% – a slight dip since 2012.  We then have Swiss, Russians and a handful of American, Lebanese or other Middle Eastern nationals living and working in either the UK or Switzerland.  And it’s not just holiday homes, the superb International College and buzz of design and media activity on the Island attract many clients who buy for permanent residence.”

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Mallorca, Spain Real Estate | Market Spotlight

Mallorca Real Estate

7.450.000 € EUR | Port Andratx, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

“So far 2013 has been much better than we hoped [in January],” says Daniel Chavarria Waschke, Managing Director at Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty.  “The trend now is for bigger, better and more expensive villas.  Planning applications show two adjacent plots being bought to create substantial properties.  Clients want homes finished and furnished to a high standard of decor and will pay close to asking price for their dream property.  And, with supply so low, prices are far from decreasing, instead going up in prime locations.”

Daniel continues, “Three years ago there was perhaps nothing officially on the market priced over ten million euros, now we have 21 such properties listed on our website – seven of those in Port Andratx – and a further ten that we are marketing in a more discreet manner. There are now no prime plots available between Port Andratx and Portals Nous for less than two million euros.

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Mallorca, Spain Real Estate / Market Spotlight

Mallorca Real Estate

7.450.000 € EUR / Port Andratx, Spain / Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

“So far 2013 has been much better than we hoped [in January],” says Daniel Chavarria Waschke, Managing Director at Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty.  “The trend now is for bigger, better and more expensive villas.  Planning applications show two adjacent plots being bought to create substantial properties.  Clients want homes finished and furnished to a high standard of decor and will pay close to asking price for their dream property.  And, with supply so low, prices are far from decreasing, instead going up in prime locations.”

Daniel continues, “Three years ago there was perhaps nothing officially on the market priced over ten million euros, now we have 21 such properties listed on our website – seven of those in Port Andratx – and a further ten that we are marketing in a more discreet manner. There are now no prime plots available between Port Andratx and Portals Nous for less than two million euros.

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Inspired by…Private Helipads

For some truly unique properties, travel by helicopter may be one of the limited – if not the only – means of accessing a property.  Whether by design or due natural circumstances, a private helipad offers the ultimate in convenience and privacy.  From remote private islands to secluded inland retreats, here are some stunning homes from around the world with a helipad as the ultimate amenity.

$65,789,474 USD | 50.000.000 € EUR | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

Cielo de Bonaire is one of the premier properties in Mallorca, Spain.  Nestled in the hillside between two bays, the home has some of the best panoramic views on the island.  Sophisticated and luxurious, the contemporary estate includes a steam room, tennis courts and its own private helipad for easy access to the mainland.

Bays of Islands | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Rahimoana, located in the heart of the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, is the crown jewel of the award-winning Eagles Nest luxury resort hotel.  The property boasts endless views, extensive beach frontage, a helipad and an infinity pool, which was named one of the top 10 cliff edge pools in the world.

Ball Ground | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the exclusive Hawks Ridge golf community, this gated estate in Ball Ground, Georgia sits atop a hill overlooking the golf course, lake and mountains.  The property contains a professional recording studio, two pools, a tennis court, English-style pub, spa facility and conveniently located helipad.

$6,950,000 USD | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Paraiso, located in the remote village of Montezuma, is an architecturally significant home in an idyllic natural setting.  The private oceanfront estate in Costa Rica is surrounded by the lush tropical jungle, sandy beaches and waterfalls.  It includes a riding stable, free-form infinity pool, swim-up bar, wood-fire pizza oven and an auto court designed to accommodate helicopter service from Costa Rica’s two international airports.

Price Upon Request | Sassari, Italy | Rome Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on the breathtaking Riviera del Corallo, this coastal castle-like villa in Sardinia was built in 1880 on the ruins of an ancient watch-tower and is shaped to resemble a medieval castle.   During the late 19th century, the villa became a meeting place for the high society and Italian Royalty.  The property includes twenty-five bedrooms, a fitness facility with spa, heated swimming pool, Turkish bath, a helipad and a private beach.

Inspired by…Private Helipads

For some truly unique properties, travel by helicopter may be one of the limited – if not the only – means of accessing a property.  Whether by design or due natural circumstances, a private helipad offers the ultimate in convenience and privacy.  From remote private islands to secluded inland retreats, here are some stunning homes from around the world with a helipad as the ultimate amenity.

$65,789,474 USD / 50.000.000 € EUR / Mallorca, Spain / Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

Cielo de Bonaire is one of the premier properties in Mallorca, Spain.  Nestled in the hillside between two bays, the home has some of the best panoramic views on the island.  Sophisticated and luxurious, the contemporary estate includes a steam room, tennis courts and its own private helipad for easy access to the mainland.

Bays of Islands / New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Rahimoana, located in the heart of the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, is the crown jewel of the award-winning Eagles Nest luxury resort hotel.  The property boasts endless views, extensive beach frontage, a helipad and an infinity pool, which was named one of the top 10 cliff edge pools in the world.

Ball Ground / Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the exclusive Hawks Ridge golf community, this gated estate in Ball Ground, Georgia sits atop a hill overlooking the golf course, lake and mountains.  The property contains a professional recording studio, two pools, a tennis court, English-style pub, spa facility and conveniently located helipad.

$6,950,000 USD / Puntarenas, Costa Rica / Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Paraiso, located in the remote village of Montezuma, is an architecturally significant home in an idyllic natural setting.  The private oceanfront estate in Costa Rica is surrounded by the lush tropical jungle, sandy beaches and waterfalls.  It includes a riding stable, free-form infinity pool, swim-up bar, wood-fire pizza oven and an auto court designed to accommodate helicopter service from Costa Rica’s two international airports.

Price Upon Request / Sassari, Italy / Rome Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on the breathtaking Riviera del Corallo, this coastal castle-like villa in Sardinia was built in 1880 on the ruins of an ancient watch-tower and is shaped to resemble a medieval castle.   During the late 19th century, the villa became a meeting place for the high society and Italian Royalty.  The property includes twenty-five bedrooms, a fitness facility with spa, heated swimming pool, Turkish bath, a helipad and a private beach.

Inspired by…Spectacular Swimming Pools

The perfect swimming pool can be a stunning statement to an already amazing property.  Here are some truly inspiring pools from around the globe.

Kauai, Hawaii | Sleeping Giant Sotheby’s International Realty

The First LEED® Platinum Home, this North Shore estate in Kauai, Hawaii, is the epitome of relaxation.  The ocean-side infinity pool has an ensconced spa and firepit, and an adjacent grand lanai for pool-side dining.

 

$19,900,000 USD | Atlanta, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Featured on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms, this palatial Mediterranean-style estate in Buckhead, the exclusive area of Atlanta, Georgia has an enormous breathtaking courtyard pool, which is beautifully mosaiced and complete with fountains and spas.  Ideal for entertaining, this private resort features seven kitchens, a ballroom, cigar room and private theater.

 

Sant Vicenc De Montalt, Spain | Barcelona Sotheby’s International Realty

This artfully designed modern home in Sant Vicenc De Montalt, Spain has stunning panoramic views and an impressive infinity pool which overlooks the sea.   The home combines modern architecture with the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle.

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

Casa Pacifica is a magnificent estate located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The home boasts a stunning indoor pool which was inspired by the pool at the Ritz Paris.  Light fills the space from a retractable glass roof and five sets of French doors that open to the terrace and lawns. The pool area has a full kitchen for easy entertaining, plus a dining area, casual living room, a sauna with a cold-plunge pool, a foot-soak bath, walk-in shower and two dressing rooms.

 

Chiang Mai, Thailand | Hunter’s Sotheby’s International Realty

Featured in Architectural Digest in April 2007, this magnificent home in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the foothills of the Himalayas.  Conceived as a visual extension of the landscape each villa, has gardens that enfold onto a private pool with natural streams, boulders, and a diverse array of tropical flora and plant life, sculptures and lit pathways.

 

$10,000,000 USD | Sarasota, Florida | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Classic Mediterranean-style estate in Sarasota, Florida.  This gulf-front haven has a glamorous pool and cabana with a waterfall, lounging area, spa, slide, and stage for live entertainment.