Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in June 2017

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

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$2,950,000 USD | Milton, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

“The 6,800-square-foot property includes six bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. The second level offers a guest wing with private bedroom and en suite bathroom, as well as a small fitness area.”

A Contemporary Country House Just Outside Boston – Mansion Global

Football’s Paul Kruger Lists Multi-Sport Colorado Estate – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Tops Individual Sales Volume Category in REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Report for Second Year in a Row – Sotheby’s International Realty

Famed Playboy’s $19 Million New York Triplex Hits the Market – Bloomberg

28 of the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in America – Architectural Digest

A Hamptons Bungalow for All Seasons – Wall Street Journal

Five Homes for Tennis Enthusiasts – Financial Times

Historic Houston Estate of Late Tootsies Owner to Hit the Market – Chron.com

A Greek Revival-Style Mansion Near the Water in Connecticut – Mansion Global

For Sale: 7 Properties for Boat Enthusiasts – The Week

10 Dream Homes that Take City Dwelling to a Whole New Level – Elle Decor

A Single-Family House in Toronto’s Rosedale Neighborhood May be the City’s Best Status Symbol – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Frankfurt, Germany – The New York Times

Sotheby’s Sells Andy Warhol’s First “Selfie” for £6MBlouin ArtInfo

Unwind | Pools

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There are many ways to find ways to relax in the comfort of your own home and whether you are young, old, or somewhere in between, the draw of crystal blue pool waters has long been synonymous with rest and relaxation. In our first installment of Unwind, join us poolside as we experience homes in five different countries with enticing pools.

Italy1.750.000 € EUR | Terni, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

This sprawling property is built on a knoll top with an exceptional view of the town of Orvieto and the surrounding country landscape, all in perfect harmony with nature. The villa is enveloped by an exquisite patio overlooking the blue of the infinity pool and the 40 hectares of land that include 2,000 olive trees divided into six orchards, a vineyard, 1,000 almond trees and 200 pistachio trees. The Villa itself is a private, elegant, silent escape from reality.

Texasjpg$8,400,000 USD | Houston, Texas | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Memorial Brokerage

Rigorous renovation and exacting restoration and reproduction have returned this landmark home to its original, late mid-20th-century-style splendor. An integrated floor plan, along with refined décor equipped with high-end modern appliances and systems help to define this home’s unrivaled DNA. Outdoor amenities include a pool cabana, summer kitchen and large yard.

Vancouver5 800 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

With unobstructed views from Coal Harbor to Vancouver Island and English Bay, this over 2,400-square-foot, two-bedroom estate features gorgeous details throughout; hardwood flooring, top of the line appliances and geothermal heating/cooling are among them. Amenities include valet parking, 24-hour concierge, security, fitness center, outdoor pool, hot tub, screening room, library and access to fine dining.

TaiwanNT$900,000,000 TWD | Taipei City, Taiwan | Taiwan Sotheby’s International Realty

This serene, light-filled villa finds its peace in Yangmingshan, Taipei City. Complete with its own yard, open hall on the first floor, a spa, indoor pool and a parking area, this quiet home features 24-hour security and is part of Yangmingshan National Park, offering views of many ecological preservation areas.

Anguilla$2,300,000 USD | Black Garden Bay, Anguilla | Anguilla Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Jeet’s Joy is located in Black Garden Bay with access to its own secluded beach on the tropical island of Anguilla. With over 4,500 square feet of lavishing living space, this contemporary villa features sweeping views of the Caribbean from every room. Enjoying al fresco meals on the spacious pool terrace is the perfect way to take in the spectacular views of the ocean while relaxing and reconnecting with friends and family.

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Architectural Spotlight | Thoroughly Modern Homes

Modern homes are the tangible results of imagination and perseverance; their masterfully executed design highlights the use of minimalism, striking angles, open layouts and spaces that seamlessly fuse indoor and outdoor spaces. Join us as we walk along the bleeding edge of architectural design and explore four modern homes from around the world.

Luxembourg4.000.000 € EUR | Luxembourg | Luxembourg Sotheby’s International Realty

This exclusive loft-style apartment enjoys a unique architectural style and design. Distributed over four open levels, the surface features high ceilings and oversized windows which welcomes ample sunlight and seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces. The east-facing terrace offers a breathtaking view over the preserved environment next to the Grünewald forest and its protected, three-century-old-trees.

Canada1 800 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This luxury penthouse from the Thompson Residences Collection is located in the heart of King West and comprises a two-story one-bedroom apartment complete with study and revealing floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing unobstructed views of the city skyline. Bathed in natural light and outfitted with high end finishes, this home also includes an integrated entertainment system.

Explore modern luxury homes around the world on sothebysrealty.com

Colorado$7,100,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Truly spectacular in every way, this masterpiece of contemporary design speaks volumes with its architectural brilliance and unsurpassed craftsmanship. Every room is bathed in natural light, creating a seamless transition from indoor living to outdoor experience and the open layout offers a tremendous amount of space throughout the living areas.

Mallorca8.500.000 € EUR | Bendinat, Mallorca | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

This villa is located in the highest part of the Bendinat Golf residential complex, and boasts beautiful panoramic views of the sea, golf course and Bendinat Castle. The villa has been constructed with the highest quality materials, and its design is a mixture of modern and Mediterranean styles.

From Georgian Colonials to Castles, discover previous installments of Architectural Spotlight

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in February 2017

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

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$6,795,000 USD | Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

“Having spent more than a century as a church building, this circa 1810 Italianate-style home in Georgetown is once again a private residence.”

A Former Church Building in Georgetown is a  Private Home Once Again – Washington Post

Mediterranean-Style Mansion Near the Mountains – Wall Street Journal

$29.9 Million Florida Home will Transport You to ‘Star Trek’ – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Dominican Republic – Sotheby’s International Realty

Expanded Traditional Home in Bel-Air Builds on ’30s Roots – Los Angeles Times

Country Homes with Falling Water – Wall Street Journal

Oscar-worthy: Five Properties with Links to the Movies – Financial Times

6 Spectacular Homes for Skiers – The Week

Rocker Pat Benatar Sells Maui Hideaway – Wall Street Journal

Off with a Bang? L.A. County Sees Two Sales of $30 Million or More in Early February – Los Angeles Times

Market Spotlight: Toronto – Mansion Global

Monaco to London: How Far Will $1M Go When Buying Prime Property? – Financial Times

House Hunting in… Lisbon – The New York Times

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

Sotheby’s Launches Virtual Reality Surrealist Paintings – The Telegraph

Market Spotlight | Tour of Canada

Canada is well known for it’s vast natural landscapes and cosmopolitan cities, these offer a quality of life that consistently make it rank amongst the world’s best places to visit and live. From west to east, some of Canada’s most significant destinations and cities are featured here:

West Vancouver, British Columbia

westvancouver$19,900,000 | West Vancouver, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realy Canada

Set against the striking scenery of the North Shore Mountains, West Vancouver offers easy access to nature, along with luxurious urban amenities and real estate. The community comprises neighborhoods renowned for their prestigious homes and estates, and sweeping views of Howe Sound.

This architectural concrete, glass and steel masterpiece emits both style and grace. Not merely built on the waterfront but rather carved into the rock-face so as to be perfectly set into the property. Additionally, this brilliance in design provides interesting rock-face features in the interior. Steps to the 190 feet of waterfront include multi-platforms for outdoor activities, and at the same time, total and complete privacy from the world.

Whistler, British Columbia

whistler$4,388,000 | Whistler, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Located in British Columbia’s spectacular Coast Mountains, Whistler is one of North America’s premier four season resorts, internationally renowned as the site of the alpine and Nordic venues for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its epic skiing and snowboarding, vibrant alpine village and majestic mountains haven’t just captured the attention of visitors— Whistler real estate has also attracted buyers and real estate investors from across British Columbia and around the world.

Sitting above Creekside, Ursa Minor, or Little Bear, is located in sought after and exclusive Bear Creek Estates. This very tasteful and well thought out custom built West Coast contemporary Whistler chalet has everything one could want in a mountain retreat. Overlooking Alpha Lake, this five-bedroom, 4500 square foot property boasts endless views, covered patios with hot tubs, outdoor fire places and most importantly, a cozy living room to retreat to when the snow starts to fall.

Calgary, Alberta

calgary$30,000,000 | Calgary, Alberta | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at the intersection of the Bow and Elbow rivers, Calgary, Alberta exudes innovation, energy and a uniquely Western Canadian hospitality. As the largest metropolitan area between Vancouver and Toronto, Calgary is home to over 1.1 million people. It’s a global energy leader and a welcoming frontier for business and investment, which has helped the robust Calgary real estate market expand rapidly.

Kestrel Ridge Farm is framed by awe-provoking terrain, this world-class equestrian facility offers a magnificent natural backdrop for horse fanatics, aspiring riders and enthusiastic mountaineers drawn to the captivating beauty of Calgary. Warmth and charm can be felt throughout this spacious, grand estate with extensive modern amenities custom designed for family function with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, six-vehicle garage, carriage house, greenhouse, outdoor sport court, indoor salt-water swimming pool, enclosed summer kitchen and separate 3,700-square-foot guest house that doubles as staff quarters.

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Toronto, Ontario

toronto$5,475,000 | Toronto, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

With its rich history, breathtaking architecture and cultural diversity, Toronto, Ontario is Canada’s financial and business capital, a cosmopolitan city that has turned heads on the global stage both for its economic influence and its reputation as one of the safest, cleanest and greenest cities.

This Theatre Park penthouse features four Bedrooms, a library, two sweeping wrap around terraces with panoramic views of Lake Ontario and Downtown Toronto.

Muskoka Lakes, Ontario

muskoka$3,195,000 | Dwight, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Located just two hours north of Toronto, Muskoka is a popular cottage country destination for vacationers from across Ontario. With more than 2,000 sparkling lakes covering 14,000 kilometers of shoreline, Muskoka is an ideal destination for boaters, fishers, swimmers, bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Carved into the granite of the Canadian Shield, this one of a kind lakefront home has an open concept living, dining and kitchen area encased in floor to ceiling glass walls that reveal breathtaking lake views and stunning western exposure sunsets.

Westmount, Quebec

westmount$18,500,000 | Westmount, Quebec | Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec

Westmount, a prestigious enclave of Montreal, is situated on the southern face of Mount Royal’s southernmost peak, and extends from its summit to the plateau at the foot of the mountain. Within this area of just four square kilometres are some of the most prestigious homes and real estate in Canada. Its majestic Victorian architecture is so notable that in 2012, Westmount was added to Canada’s list of historically significant sites.

The landmark and storied Timmins Estate near the peak of Mount Royal offers not only panoramic views of the entirety of Montreal and beyond, but is also seen as this city’s premiere property.

Comprised of the main house (10 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, three powder rooms) and an attached coach house and sitting on 43,000 square-feet of land, this majestic Jacobean stone mansion was designed by famed architects Ross and Macfarlane and built in 1910 for Lieutenant-Colonel Charles A. Smart.

From the study of art and artists to market spotlights around the world, explore previous guest entries on the Extraordinary Living Blog

sir_canada_facebookThis guest blog was provided by Adam Nagy of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.

Architectural Spotlight | Classic Georgian Homes

One of the most persistent and well-liked styles in the United States, Georgian-style homes can actually be found all over the world. With ties to historic English architect, Sir Christopher Wren, Georgian homes are applauded for the use of symmetry, decorative design elements and classic proportions in their construction. Let’s explore a few exclusive Georgian homes from around the world.

virginia$12,800,000 USD | Crozet, Virginia | Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty

With dramatic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this extraordinary country estate in the heart of Central Virginia offers 870 acres of flawless natural beauty. The brick Georgian main residence has 10,797-square-feet of elegant living space generously spread over 20 rooms, all thoughtfully arranged on four floors. A heated indoor pool area offers year-round enjoyment and a large fireplace. The main residence is complemented by a collection of guest and staff properties which include a renovated 4,754-square-foot, four-bedroom farm manager’s home, frame house, farmer’s house, tenant house, and cottage on the hill. Mount Air is an operating farm that is well suited for livestock, equestrian, vineyards and ecotourism.

south-africaR 32 000 000 ZAR | Guateng, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

This modern Georgian home is a perfect symmetry of proportions with double volumes and an exquisite array of top quality finishes throughout. Five spacious reception areas including a formal lounge, family room, dining room that opens to an enormous patio, pool and manicured, low-maintenance garden are among this residence’s offerings.

connecticut$29,500,000 USD | Greenwich, Connecticut | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Set on over five-acres, this magnificent stone Georgian resides on coveted Clapboard Ride Road, in Greenwich. Architectural details and tasteful refinements suggest Pre-war substance and quality, while the house features modern amenities spread out over four floors. The property features an elegant living room with two fireplaces, paneled library, formal dining room and family room with vaulted ceilings and a stone fireplace.

canada6 300 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Encompassing nearly 5,400-square-feet of living space, this gracious Georgian home speaks of refined family living. Sophisticated living and dining rooms can be found on the first floor, while six-bedrooms, paneled library and office are upstairs. The home also features an urban garden and covered stone terrace on the grounds.

Discover more Georgian homes on sothebysrealty.com

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.

Art & Home | Kitchen Culture

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The latest volume of Art & Home is here! This month, Iyna Bort Caruso takes a bite out of Kitchen Culture and invites you to dine in some of the finest kitchens from around the world.

“Knock-your-socks-off gorgeous,” is how Jamie Gold, a San Diego, California-based certified kitchen designer and author of “New Kitchen Ideas That Work” describes kitchens at the top end of the market. “It’s about brand. It’s about impression. It’s what the neighbors are doing–only better.”

1701dakar-37$3,299,000 USD | Fort Worth, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Today’s kitchens are swoon-worthy showplaces of good looks, high performance and sophisticated wizardry.

Mass market is out. Fresh design interpretations are in. As dominions of personal expression, kitchens are places homeowners put their signature and showcase their style with handcrafted cabinetry and bespoke fittings and finishes.

$8,500,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

A recent survey of more than 500 architecture firms by the American Institute of Architects reinforces the role of kitchens as the command center of the home, with a caliber of appliances and appointments that not only reflects homeowners’ tastes but also makes them and their guests feel good.

_dsc931111 400 000 ZŁ PLN | Gdansk, Poland | Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty

Sociability is the new word in luxury kitchens. It’s where life happens.

907-peacock-point-_18$2, 395,000 USD | Destin, Florida | Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty

“The first place guests go is not the parlor or the living room anymore. It’s the kitchen island,” says Christian Vermast of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada in Toronto. These days, homeowners are spending less time at the stove but more time in the kitchen reading, lounging, watching TV and socializing. Some 60 percent of homeowners spend more than three hours a day in their kitchens, according to the 2016 Houzz Kitchen Trends survey. “I don’t think it has anything to do with cooking,” Vermast says. “It’s about ‘How do I project myself entertaining my family, my in-laws and my friends?’”

314palmerston-v2-print-276 250 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Fifteen percent of those polled by Houzz spent more than $75,000 to create high end activity hubs that blur the borders of adjoining living spaces. The mantra is bigger, better and built-in with clean architectural detailing to conceal utility. That’s no surprise to Vermast who says buyers prefer open-concept kitchens with hidden appliances that blend in for more of a furniture-finished look. “We have gone from seeing kitchens as strictly utilitarian,” he says, “to very much an emotional lifestyle choice.”

Explore the entire issue of Art & Home here

Video of the Week: Prestigious Residence with Park Views in Toronto, Canada

4 750 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Canada | Canada Sotheby’s International Realty

An absolutely spectacular property on one of the most sought after streets in the prestigious neighbourhood of Bayview & York Mills, this luxurious residence boasts magnificent, expansive views over Windfields park and ravine. Flooded with a generous amount of natural light, the living room offers commanding west facing views over the manicured rear grounds. Herringbone patterned rift sawn oak floors and a gas fireplace add to the elegance of this room. A French door leads to the stone terrace that looks out over the park, ravine and river.

Celebrating Cinema | Luxury Estates near World-renowned Film Events

Across the globe, movies and the movie industry are formally celebrated with various awards ceremonies and film festivals.  As we continue our movie-themed blog series for the month of February, explore luxury estates near world-renowned cinematic events.

The Academy Awards

Often referred to as “The Oscars,” The Academy Awards event is the oldest celebration of the film industry.  Established in 1929, the awards are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and recognize excellence in cinematic achievements.  The 88th Academy Awards will take place on February 28th at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Film Festival Home 1 - LA$8,000,000 USD | Los Angeles, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Los Angeles – Located less than two miles from the Dolby Theater, home of The Academy Awards, this contemporary estate is nestled in the exclusive Hollywood Hills neighborhood.  The property features both indoor and outdoor living spaces and includes six bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with Italian cabinetry, deck with outdoor fireplace and pool.  In addition, the home boasts oversized windows overlooking the city of Los Angeles.

Sundance Film Festival

Started in 1978 as the U.S. Film Festival, the Sundance Institute took over production of the Park City, Utah event in 1985 and the Sundance Film Festival was born.  Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the United States and is known for showcasing the works of both domestic and international independent filmmakers and documentarians. Widely-acclaimed movies to come from the festival include The Blair Witch Project, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite, 2006 Academy Award-nominated Little Miss Sunshine, 2009 Golden Globe-nominated (500) Days of Summer and the 2014 Academy Award-nominated Whiplash, among many others.  The Sundance Film Festival took place in late January this year.

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 $8,595,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Utah – Located in close proximity to the happenings of the Sundance Film Festival, this 9,890-square-foot estate is an architectural masterpiece designed by Jean-Yves Lacroix.  The rustic home seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living spaces with Nano doors, Italian porcelain floors, solar paneling, large steel beams and natural finishes throughout including stone, metal, glass and barn wood. With six bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms, the home additionally has two outdoor fireplaces, five indoor fireplaces, and a three-car garage.

Tribeca Film Festival

Founded in 2002 by screen legend Robert De Niro, the Tribeca Film Festival was an established both as a way to help revitalize its namesake neighborhood in lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks and also to celebrate New York City as a major hub of filmmaking.  The event aims to redefine the film festival experience and includes showings of independent feature films, short films, family-friendly films and documentaries as well as panel discussions, concerts, outdoor movie screenings along the Hudson River and a Family Festival Street Fair.  The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 13th through the 24th.

Film Festival Home 3 - NYC

$4,849,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

New York City – Nestled within neighborhood of TriBeCa, this corner apartment has high ceilings and an abundance of windows with inspiring views of the surrounding city.  The home’s high-end Poggenpohl kitchen includes Polar white lacquer cabinetry, white quartz counter tops, imported glass tiles, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch cooktop and a double wall oven.  In addition, the master suite in this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom loft boasts a walk-in closet fitted by California closets, master bath with double porcelain sinks, Catalina soaking tub, oversized frameless glass shower and marble tile throughout.  The building features a two-level amenities area with pool, sauna, fitness center and children’s playroom, as well as a rooftop terrace, library and 24-hour concierge.

Cannes Film Festival

The Festival de Cannes, known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is considered the world’s most prestigious film festival and his held annually in Cannes, France.  The exclusive festival is invite-only and showcases international films of all genres, aiming to contribute to the development of cinema and boost the film industry worldwide.  This year’s Festival de Cannes will take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres convention center between May 11th and 22nd.

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 Price Upon Request | Cannes, France | Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Cannes – Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this 19th century castle in Cannes, France is located just west of the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.  The estate spans five floors with over 900-square-meters of living space featuring eight suites, a home cinema, wine cellar and tasting room and six-car garage.  The home additionally has high-end finishes throughout including ebony, marble, mother of pearl, and leather flooring inside, while outside there is an infinity pool, stone-paved road, Japanese pathway and a park with streams, waterfalls and rare trees.

Venice Film Festival

Founded in 1932, The Venice International Film Festival in Italy is the oldest film festival in the world.  Part of the Venice Beinnale, the festival is devoted to raising awareness and promoting various aspects of international cinema in all forms.  A prestigious event, the festival screenings take place at the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the island of Lido.  This year’s Venice International Film Festival will take place between August 31st and September 10th.

Film Festival Home 5 - Venice

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

Venice – Situated on the canal, just north of the Palazzo del Cinema, this villa in Venice Lido is a neo-Gothic home dating back to the 19th century.  The home has since been completely restored and refurbished and features six en suite bedrooms, 1,000 square-meters of garden space overlooking Venice, a separate two-bedroom service apartment and a private boat mooring.

Toronto International Film Festival

Founded in 1976 as a festival of festivals, originally screening a collection of films from other events of the like, the Toronto International Film Festival has evolved into one of the world’s leading public film festivals showcasing original productions.  Every September, the Canadian-based event screens over 300 films from more than 60 countries at theaters around Toronto’s Entertainment District.  A significant number of critically-acclaimed movies have debuted at the event over the past 40 years, including, most recently, the 2011 Academy Award-winner The King’s Speech, 2012 Academy Award-nominated Moneyball, 2013 Academy Award-winner Argo, 2013 Academy Award- nominated Silver Linings Playbook, 2014 Academy Award-nominated Dallas Buyers Club and 2016 Academy Award-nominated Room.  This year’s Toronto International Film Festival will take place between September 8th and 16th.

Film Festival Home 6 - Toronto

$1,450,000 CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Toronto – Located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, this 2,000-square-foot penthouse overlooks the CN Tower, downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario.  The apartment has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, high ceilings, custom closets and loft finishes.  There is additionally a 1,000-square-foot private terrace with decking, Hydropool hot tub and barbecue gas line.

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