Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in May 2017

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


Price Upon Request | Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

” The main 8,500-square-foot home has six bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms. It has a portico entrance, covered alfresco dining terraces and a modern guest house with one bedroom and 1½ bathrooms.”

 A Stately Sydney House Taken Back to its Roots – Wall Street Journal

Vertical Living in Hollywood Hills Contemporary – Los Angeles Times

Lush, 20-Acre Private Island in the Bahamas Lists for $16 Million – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Luxury Presence into Austria – Sotheby’s International Realty

For Sale: The World’s Best Luxury Penthouses – Boat International 

Robert Redford’s UES Hideaway Can Be Yours for $1.35M – New York Post

A Custom Maui Home Overlooking the Pacific Ocean – Mansion Global

Home Buyers Flock to Long Island’s North Shore – Wall Street Journal

Montpellier: Prime, Standout Homes in France’s Fastest Growing City – Financial Times

East Hills, N.Y.: A Village Green Built with Recreation in Mind – The New York Times

Montevideo’s Carrasco is an In-Demand Suburb that Combines City and Beach Life – Mansion Global

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: Holiday Home of US Presidents – Financial Times

10 Homes That are Modern-Living Goals – Inside and Out – Elle Decor

Margaret Thatcher’s Signature Cartier Brooch to Go on Sale at Sotheby’s  – The Telegraph

An Entire Room of Giacometti is for Sale at Sotheby’s – Architectural Digest

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | April 2017

From an award-winning Rancho Mirage estate in California to the elegant Chateau de la Roche in New Jersey, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

California$16,500,000 USD | Rancho Mirage, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

This exceptional estate in Rancho Mirage is an architectural masterpiece, designed to make you feel on top of the world. From its award-winning exterior landscape design by Wayne Connor, exquisite interiors by Randy Patton, and architectural design from Prest-Vuksic, this modern property epitomizes luxury desert living. The home is built with unique distinctive and handcrafted elements, with each space offering unique details by the finest artisans.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Sydney, New South Wales | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Offered for the first time in 30 years, perfectly positioned and very private, this magnificent north facing, stately residence occupies one of Bellevue Hill’s most coveted parcels of land and commands panoramic views across Sydney Harbor. It is set amidst exceptionally beautiful manicured gardens, with a full size floodlit tennis court, and an infinity pool. This extraordinary three level home has been meticulously updated by renowned architect Howard Tanner.

Italy57.000.000 € EUR | Rome, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Palazzo Sacchetti is a late Renaissance building among the most beautiful of Rome. Its construction was carried out in 1542 on a project of Sangallo, the architect of Palazzo Farnese and coadjutor of Raffaello in the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica. Sangallo built it for himself, dedicating the last years of his life to make it the “perfect building.” In 1608, it was bought by the Archbishop of Naples, who built the chapel frescoed by Agostino Ciampelli. Palazzo Sacchetti is a pearl in the heart of Rome, not surprisingly it has been used as a set for some scenes in the Oscar winning film The Great Beauty of which the eternal city is the real protagonist.

St. BartPrice Upon Request | Margiot, St. Barthelemy | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Spacious and luxurious, Villa Joy has six en suite bedrooms, one suitable for staff with a stunning view of Marigot Bay. A deck that runs the length of the house features an extra-long and heated infinity pool. The property also offers a nine-seat theater, gym (complete with sauna), a guest bath and two, lobby-level en suite bedrooms, and there is an elevator. An open, expansive, air-conditioned living area includes an inviting space for conversation and a designer kitchen.

New Jersey$25,000,000 USD | Alpine, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

“Chateau de la Roche” Is one of the finest new construction homes available in the Tri-State region. Built to the highest level of specifications, this steel, limestone, and slate estate totals 25,700 square-feet of unparalleled symmetry, elegance, and grandeur. Perched above Rio Vista Drive on a flat, planted two-acre lot, the gated residence features over $1.5 million of landscaped grounds including a circular court yard driveway, resistance current pool, spa, pool house, fire pit, gazebo, and an enormous outdoor kitchen loggia.

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The Great Outdoors | Open-Air Athletics


Sports become a part of many of our lives from an early age; while some grow out of one and into others or evolve into spectators, for many, remaining active in an athletic pastime can be an integral part of daily life. So, as we travel around the world to homes with extraordinary sports amenities let’s remember what basketball legend Michael Jordan once simply said, “Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”

NewYork$3,349,000 USD | Rye, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Resting on an acre of property overlooking the Apawamis Golf Course, this brilliant, light-filled home enjoys captivating sunsets and vistas. Featuring six bedrooms, multiple fireplaces, abundant and flowing living spaces, library, media room, bar and walk out deck, this home is ideal for entertaining.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Sydney, New South Wales | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Available for the first time in 54 years, this landmark home rests on 16,700 square-meters of land approximately 13 kilometers from the city; the home’s gardens blend with the bush, where trails offer endless adventures with Blue Gum Creek running through the holding. At the end of the driveway, the turning circle reveals the championship floodlit tennis court, plus the complex that six-time Olympic medalist Murray Rose once trained at, offering a 25-meter swimming pool with heated lap lane, spa and cedar sauna.

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BrazilR$ 161.795.000 BRL | Bahia, Brazil | Bossa Nova Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled on of the finest beaches in Brazil, this seaside farm is incredibly secluded on nearly two-million square-meters. The compound is heavily outfitted for the sportsman and the outdoorsman with a swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball court, soccer pitch and gym with state-of-the-art equipment. The property also features a two-spot helipad for ease of access.

Hawaii$19,500,000 USD | Makawao, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Enjoy the thrills of riding on horseback at the Pi’iholo Ranch; an operating cattle ranch comprising 550 acres of fenced pasture paddocks, over 90 acres of mature woodlands, 160 acres of sheltered valley land, 1,700-square-foot residence and 4,400-square-foot barn, the ranch features a Zipline, Canopy Tour, and trail riding on its legendary grounds.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in March 2017

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


$7,800,000 USD | Upper East Side, New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

“To create the duplex, Mr. [Clive] Davis combined a 13th-floor unit he bought for $1.925 million with a unit on the floor above he purchased for $1.475 million. He spent about two years renovating the two apartments with help from interior designer Greg Schriefer, linking them with a circular staircase”

Clive Davis Lists Park Avenue Co-op for $7.8 Million – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Sees Growth in a Tough Market – CNBC

Five Homes for Buyers Seeking an Island Lifestyle – Financial Times

Investor David Batchelder Lists Newly Built California Home for $29 Million – Wall Street Journal

Selena Gomez Seeks $3 Million for her Mansion in the Lone Star State – Los Angeles Times

The Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Achieved $95 Billion in Global Sales Volume for 2016 – Sotheby’s International Realty

This $29 Million NYC Penthouse is Hidden in the Sky – Bloomberg

For Sale: 6 Rustic Homes in Montana – The Week

How Sotheby’s International Realty is Avoiding the Real Estate Slowdown – Bloomberg TV

Spending Millions to Keep a Home Safe – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Sydney – The New York Times

Seattle Real Estate Sees Surge in Chinese Interest After Vancouver Enacts 15% Tax – Forbes

What is a Prime or Super-Prime Property? – Financial Times

Here’s How to Spend Your Tax Refund to Upgrade Your Home –

10 Modern Homes that Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

The RM Sotheby’s Automobile Auction at Amelia Island is Set to Astound – Robb Report

Happy Valentine’s Day | Wine & Words


Today is Valentine’s Day in much of the world; a holiday defined by roses, romantic dinners, and most importantly, spending quality time with the people we love. Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus once said, “let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words,” so let’s adhere to the age-old advice and celebrate this day by exploring these homes around the world with dedicated spaces for exquisite vintages.

England£11,000,000 GBP | Wentworth, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This brand new and bright five-bedroom home features a striking, glass-encased, wine room that spills out into a relaxing living space. The home also features a reception hall, manicured gardens, sauna and an elegantly designed pool area with cabana.

New York$10,900,000 USD | Bridgehampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

Perched on an over one-acre lot, this seven-bedroom traditional home is in one of the most sought-after waterfront areas of Bridgehampton. Enjoy a glass with friends and family in the property’s charming cedar wine cellar with ample room for storing and tasting. This estate comes equipped with all the modern amenities in an iconic location

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Canada20 088 000 $ CAD | Vancouver, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Featuring almost 10,000 square-feet of living space, this exquisitely designed home offers generously proportioned living and entertaining spaces as well as six spacious bedrooms and eight elegant bathrooms. Behind an oversized ornate door, an elegant wine room showcases a collection fit for the connoisseur.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Showcasing waterfront views from every floor, this 1920’s home is a reinterpreted classic outfitted with modern amenities and living spaces. The rustic temperature-controlled wine cellar is perfectly designed to convey old-world charm while also storing an impressive collection. Though only minutes from fine dining, shopping and beaches, this home is sprawling private retreat, hidden from the road.

3 Countryside Lane-print-029-44-Dining Room-4200x2800-300dpi$9,500,000 USD | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty | Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

The ultimate modern estate, this striking indoor/outdoor home features a dining room adjacent to its wine room; ideal for showcasing your collection artfully, while also making it easily accessible for enjoyment. Nestled on two-and-one-half private and pastoral acres, this light-filled home offers a truly contemporary experience.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | November 2016

From a harbor side mansion in Sydney, Australia to a chalet nestled in the mountains of Courchevel, France, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

australiaPrice Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

This charming harbor side mansion is discreetly positioned on an elevated, sun drenched, north facing block with breathtaking and uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbor across Shark Island, Rose Bay, Mosman and Manly. Having been meticulously maintained and updated, it still retains and reflects the original character and features of its creator, the renowned architect John Suttor.

florida$65,000,000 USD | Miami Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

A historic masterpiece built by Miami Beach pioneer Carl Fisher is available for the first time in 30 years. This 20,000-square-foot home with more than 40 rooms throughout was completely renovated in 2016 giving meticulous attention to its original integrity. The home offers soaring ceilings, ballroom size living room, 3000 bottle wine cellar, three offices, staff quarters and more. Situated on the tip of Star Island, the most sought after address in Miami Beach, with over 61,000 square feet of land and 255 feet of panoramic waterfront views.

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bviPrice Upon Request | Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands | British Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Katsura, a 23,500-square-foot residential estate on the peninsula of Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands is situated on nearly three acres of land. From the breath-taking Caribbean ocean views, to the incredible Asian-inspired architectural craftsmanship, this serene sanctuary offers the ultimate in luxurious island living. OBMI was responsible for the architectural design of the property.

francePrice Upon Request | Courchevel, France | Propriétés de Courchevel Sotheby’s International Realty

A luxury chalet located in the very prestigious area of Jardin Alpin, this extraordinary property neighbors one of the most famous palaces in Courchevel. At the foot of the ski slopes, this incredible chalet offers high level services to answer the most demanding wishes. Eight bedrooms all en suite, two master bedrooms, an incredible spa area with swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, showers and massage. For your entertainment, a cinema, fitness center and game room is also offered.

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Luxury Living | Dining Together

Today in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving –  a special day reserved for us to gather with friends and family to celebrate all of the things we are thankful for. While the holiday itself may not be universal, the tradition of coming together over a meal with those we care about is something that can be appreciated anywhere in the world. Join us as we travel from New York to Sydney as we discover luxury homes with perfect spaces to dine together.

newyork$28,900,000 USD | Southampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

Sited in Southampton’s private ocean-access Murray Compound on almost two acres, this brand-new Hamptons traditional residence, designed by revered Fleetwood & McMullan architects encompasses some 15,700 square feet of total living space. With interiors conceived of, built, and installed by renowned Italian Achille Salvagni Atelier, this home is offered fully furnished. An infinity-surface, heated Gunite pool, pool house, sunken all-weather tennis court, and numerous patios and covered decks occupy the stunningly landscaped grounds.

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tci$7,900,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks & Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Long Bay House is a unique beachfront estate, situated on over two acres in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Set amidst Providenciales’ most luxurious properties and within the beachfront neighborhood of Long Bay, the property has been beautifully landscaped and also benefits from over 157 feet of coveted white sandy beach to enjoy with endless turquoise ocean views. Spanning approximately 8,700 interior square feet the two-story villa boasts six beautiful bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and private balconies.

colorado$20,000,000 USD | Woody Creek, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Enjoy incredible privacy from this classic Colorado style custom home on over 16 acres of beautifully manicured grounds with a pond, reflecting pools, meadows of wildflowers, covered patio with wood-burning fireplace and amazing views. The spectacular outdoor spaces are complemented by the gracious indoor spaces that are luxuriously furnished. Amenities found throughout the home include five bedrooms with private master and guest master suites, five full baths, three half baths and a gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook and butler’s pantry. The formal dining room, recreation room with billiards and wet bar and home theater are ideal for entertaining.

sydneyPrice Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

A grand entrance into this discreetly tucked away quintessential family home is made via a dramatic sandstone staircase. Peacefully nestled among perfectly manicured gardens lies an inspiring, fully operational Japanese tea room. Set on over 2,000 square-meters of land and brilliantly designed, all the rooms in this magnificent home have impressive three-meter-high ceilings, ensuring an abundance of natural light. Enjoy the outdoor dining area, perfect for taking in the surrounding environment.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in September 2016

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


$12,500,000 USD | Reisterstown, Maryland | Monument Sotheby’s International Realty

“The 25,000-square-foot home, nestled into a ridge near the intersection of Dover Road and Tufton Avenue, dates to 1985. A 1991 renovation added a gym with a full-size basketball court, batting cage, training room and locker room.”

Cal Ripken Jr.’s Reistertown Estate Goes on the Market – The Baltimore Sun

Belgian Designer Puts His Own Transformed Home on the Market – The New York Times

A Home with a Sports Complex Asks $16.8 Million – Wall Street Journal

Open Concept Dubai Penthouse Brings the Outside In – Mansion Global

For Sale: Beautiful Homes in San Diego County – The Week

Inside the D.C.-area’s Most Expensive Homes for Sale – The Washington Post

Point Piper, Sydney: A Purely Residential Suburb with Serious Views – Mansion Global

You Can Own One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Final Homes for $2.75 Million – Dwell

Venture Capitalist Tom Perkins’ Bay Area Estate Seeks $16.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

Multi-million-pound Properties on the Market – MoneyWeek

Studio Space: A Flatiron Loft with an Artistic Vibe – Obsesrver

At a 118-Acre Colorado Property Complete with Polo Farm, Bigger is Better – Mansion Global

Score! Old-Timey Lawn Games Pop Up in High-End Homes – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Belize – The New York Times

Want More Peace and Quiet? Move Into These 10 Secluded Spaces – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s London | Bowie/Collector Part I: Modern and Contemporary Art, Evening Auction – Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s HK to Hold Largest Auction of Sanyu’s Works on Paper this Autumn – Blouin ArtInfo

Luxury Living | Modern & Contemporary Interiors

With the use of glass, steel and concrete along with imaginative, striking lines, modern and contemporary interiors are bright and inviting spaces. Join us on a trip around the world as we experience some of the most captivating and inspiring modern and contemporary interiors from Sydney, to the Gulf Coast of Alabama.

alabama$3,275,000 USD | Orange Beach, Alabama | Kaiser Sotheby’s International

Sited close to the entrance of Ono Island, this private, 5,200-square-foot waterfront home features unparalleled craftsmanship and detailing throughout. The home features Italian Terrazzo tile, Wolf, Miele and Sub Zero appliances, a bespoke spiral glass staircase, stacked limestone fireplace, automatic shades and a separate guest suite among its amenities.

argentina$4,000,000 USD | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Ginevra Sotheby’s International Realty

This is a unique 375-square-meter property in Chateau Puerto Madero features a private entrance hall and grand living and dining rooms with views to the river and ecological reservoir. There are four separate suites, where the master encloses a double walk-in closet, and there is also a family room and eat-in designer kitchen and a service room. Enjoy breathtaking cityscapes from nearly every room.

canada5 475 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The “Theater Park Penthouse” features four-bedrooms and a library over approximately 3,270-square-feet of indoor living space. The over 2,000-square-feet of wrap around terraces feature unrivaled panoramic views of the lake and city while the interiors feature top-of-the-line finishes and bespoke design elements that capture the abundant natural light.

finland4.250.000 € EUR | Uusimaa, Finland | Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty

Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s beach house in Jamaica, the architect Iiro Mikkola has combined Italian design and the beauty of the archipelago into a beautiful dream-like design.The villa provides unique views to the archipelago and the sea, while fantastic plot stone walls and pine trees, captures the beauty of Finland all in one place. The additional sauna-building, also designed by Iiro Mikkola, is only a few steps away from the main house and was completed with state-of-the-art media equipment, amenities and access to waterfront views.

sydneyPrice Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in one of Sydney’s most prestigious coastal enclaves with sublime views over Bronte Beach, this light drenched penthouse apartment provides the ultimate beachside sanctuary designed for luxurious living and entertaining. Enhanced by a sleek contemporary design and the finest of finishes, it reveals an expansive open plan living and dining area enjoying an effortless flow to an entertainment terrace and captivating outlooks. There is a gourmet CaesarStone island kitchen equipped with top-of-the-range European gas appliances and concealed fittings. To the rear of the home is a sparkling glass fenced swimming pool followed by a generous sun drenched courtyard which is perfect for intimate soirees by day or by night.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in June

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

MJ Las Vegas

$9,500,000 USD | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty | Las Vegas, Nevada

“The Spanish Mediterranean-style home is broken into several sections including a 24,276 square foot main estate, a 2,983 square foot guest house, 9 car garage and a chapel, which can double as a recording studio.”

Michael Jackson ‘Thriller Villa’ Las Vegas Home for Sale –

An Island Home in Classic New England Style – Wall Street Journal

A Millionaire’s Modern Manse, Steps from Sydney Harbour – Mansion Global

Park City Mansion Capitalizes on Views for $7.75M – Curbed Ski

House Hunting in… Germany – The New York Times

Muse Frontman Matt Bellamy Picks Up Another Home in Malibu – Los Angeles Times

Electric Cars Spark Growth in Home Charging Stations – Wall Street Journal

There are Castles in America. Here are Three You Can Buy – Bloomberg

A Mansion with a Green Oasis – in Paris’s 16th Arrondissement – Mansion Global

Luxury Toy Boxes: Homes Fit for the Auto Connoisseur – Architectural Digest

AOL Veteran Ken Huntsman Trades 13 Acres for Pint-Sized Parsonage – Wall Street Journal

Modern Fireplaces – Sotheby’s

Rams Tight End Lance Kendricks Makes Himself at Home in Calabasas – Los Angeles Times

A Renter’s Market in the Hamptons – The New York Times

Homes in the Cities that Made the NBA Conference Finals – Wall Street Journal

Marcel Proust Precious Items on Sale at Paris Auction – BBC News

This Patek Philippe Watch from 1949 Could Sell for $1.2 Million at Auction – Robb Report