Happy Halloween 2017


Whether it’s a spine-tingling tale, donning fantastical guises with family and friends, or attending a parade, Halloween is celebrated in different ways around the globe. While its origins are contested, its undeniable that this spooky and celebratory holiday has taken the world by storm; carve up a pumpkin, turn down the lights, and enjoy five homes from New York City to Mexico City that are near world-famous Halloween celebrations.

New York$3,200,000 USD | Greenwich Village, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

This year marks the 44th annual Halloween parade through New York’s Greenwich Village. This residence, perched high atop 136 Waverly Place, is situated in the heart of the parade’s route. Featuring dancers, floats, special guests, and hundreds of costumed participants and spectators, it is truly a sight to be seen and something to experience; the parade is one of the most famous ways to celebrate and enjoy Halloween.

London£2,095,000 | London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This two-bedroom home in London’s Iverna Court is situated on a prime Kensington square in close proximity to High Street Kensington Underground station and a short trip to one of the world’s most popular Halloween attractions. London Dungeon has been frightening audiences since 1976. The Dungeon offers 14 shows and three rides, delivering a truly terrifying selection of experiences for those who dare to enter.

Toronto7 988 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Originally built in 1915, this one-of-a-kind residence in Toronto shares its home with Halloweek and the After Dark Film Festival. A weeklong celebration of costuming, ghoulish dining tours, and Jack-O’-Lantern carving contests, and a celebration of horror, sci-fi, and thriller films from around the world respectively, whether it’s in a theater or enjoying the atmosphere outdoors, Toronto is a city that gets into the Halloween spirit.

Mexico$3,750,000 USD | Mexico City, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the heart of Mexico City, this modern masterpiece is poised to enjoy Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead;” this is how Halloween is celebrated in Mexico. More than 300,000 people are expected to attend the holiday’s events today for Mexico City’s parade – clad in sugar skull makeup, participants honor and celebrate the lost lives of family and friends.

Salem$369,000 USD | Salem, Massachusetts | By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty

This open-concept penthouse loft takes us to Salem, Massachusetts – home of the annual Salem Witch’s Ball. The small New England town is known for the historic Salem Witch Trials and themes its yearly Halloween celebrations around its past; the ball includes live performances and costume contests among its activities.

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Art & Home | Royal Welcome


From April’s volume of Art & HomeIyna Bort Caruso takes us into the royal world of castles.

In the world of luxury real estate, perhaps no single category of residence rises to the level of fantasy than the castle.

Germany, England, Spain and most notably France are among the countries with high concentrations of historic manors, where bedrooms number in the dozens, square footage is measured in the tens of thousands and amenities include moats, lookout towers and turrets.

Scotland£6,000,000 GBP | Edinburgh, Scotland | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

The United States has its share of palatial counterparts, too, even if they don’t have 900-year-old masonry, says Elizabeth Corbin Murphy of Chambers, Murphy & Burge Historical Architecture in Akron, Ohio. “The estates of Newport, Rhode Island, are wonderful examples, but you can have a castle in any city depending on its culture and context. A structure of character that is reflective of the society that builds it and the craftspeople who contribute to it–that’s a castle.” Her firm’s landmark restoration projects have included the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, now a museum in Grosse Point Shores, Michigan, and Thomas Jefferson’s privy at Monticello in Virginia.

Turns out it can be surprisingly attainable to be king–or queen–of one’s castle. While fully restored palaces close to major centers like Paris, Geneva or London can exceed $30 million, others are on a par with two-bedroom apartments in those same cities, says Alexander V. G. Kraft, chairman of Sotheby’s International Realty France and author of “Living in Luxury” (Thames & Hudson, NY). “Prices can start at or even below $700,000 for smaller castles in rural locations in need of some updating.”

Rhode Island$17,500,000 USD | Newport, Rhode Island | Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

In areas with low labor costs, a ready pool of artisans and local tax incentives, ownership is even more attractive. Still, a castle is less an investment to round out a portfolio than a passion project.

“From a practical standpoint, a castle’s solid stone construction and centuries of modifications can make such ordinary tasks as re-plumbing or re-wiring extremely challenging,” Kraft says. Owning a castle takes “deep pockets and patience,” he adds.  And it also takes someone who approaches restoration with respect and balance.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Uzes, France | Uzes Sotheby’s International Realty

“There’s nothing wrong with making a castle your home,” says Murphy. “Everyone has to feel like it’s their own and not the ghosts who went before. But being able to soak up the legacy of the families who invested in the property and the craftsmen who built it is the reward and responsibility of ownership.”

Germany6.400.000 € EUR | North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany | Cologne Sotheby’s International Realty

Kraft agrees–he knows the rewards first-hand. He owns a restored 19th century hunting château in Provence. “One gets to live in an unusual, beautiful environment and become the guardian of a piece of history,” he says. “How many people can say that, even amongst the world’s elite?”

See homes from around the world in previous editions of Art & Home

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in December 2016

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

imagereader-aspx$26,700,000 USD | Whitefish, Montana | Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

Bill Foley, the longtime deal maker and an investor in the NHL’s newest franchise, has listed his 21-acre Montana ranch for $26.7 million, said listing agent Ross Pickert with Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty.

NHL Investor Bill Foley Lists Montana Ranch for $26.7 Million – The Wall Street Journal

Here Is the Outlook for Luxury Real Estate in 2017 – The Street

Julia Roberts’ Secluded Ranch is Back on the Market – Mansion Global

A Glimpse at the Priciest Home Sales of 2016 – Mansion Global

Live in Ultra-Modern Luxury With This Emirates Hills Villa in Dubai – Real Clear Life

These 5 Trends Will Shape the Housing Market in 2017 – Fortune

What Incoming US Presidency May Mean for Luxury Real Estate – The Street

Simon Tollit – what to expect in 2017 – Property Investor Today

The year of the smart home – CNBC

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Buyers in 2017 – National Association of Realtors

Spain set for a more robust property market in 2017 as prices rise – PropertyWire

Sotheby’s Takes the Mystery Out of How it Prices ArtLuxury Daily

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | August 2016

From a waterfront retreat in Puerto Vallarta to a soaring penthouse in Melbourne, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Mexico$16,500,00 USD | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

This walled estate has been host to dignitaries, corporate executives, and a myriad of celebrities and Hollywood’s elite. Currently, the property consists of the main flagship casona, Villa Verano, and three brand new luxury ocean side villas, along with the common facilities that make up the Puerto Vallarta Beach Club. An extremely unique property on the Mexican Riviera, enjoy the tropical paradise of Vallarta. Expansion potential of this property would bring the total number of rentable suites to 56 and adds multiple pools as well, while preserving the jungle atmosphere.

Massachusetts$32,750,000 USD | Nantucket, Massachusetts | Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty

This unique waterfront compound comprises 300-degree dramatic views, privacy, direct access to a gorgeous sandy beaches, boat moorings and multiple dwellings. The “Main House” at 72 has four bedrooms plus an attached studio, which serves as a pool house or additional bedroom with full bathroom and kitchenette. The cottage includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a gym with a full bathroom. The garage has storage for six cars and the pavilion has a commercial kitchen, world class 3,500 bottle wine cellar, tasting room and one bedroom and bathroom. Private beach stairs and a tennis court complete this elevated, waterfront compound with first floor water views of Nantucket Harbor, Medouie Creek, Town, Coatue, and Great Point Light House situated on over five acres.

London£20,000,000 GBP | London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated principally on the 8th floor of this impressive building, the apartment is spectacular in proportions and can be considered a true Penthouse with direct lift access and fabulous panoramic views across London. Benefitting from an abundance of natural light and space, the property provides exceptional living accommodation throughout and has a wonderful reception room, perfect for entertaining alongside a spacious kitchen/breakfast room.

Oregon$24,000,000 USD | Sisters, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on well over 500-acres of pasture, pine forest and manicured land, the main home offers nearly 15,000-square-feet of living space comprising eight bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a living room with stone fireplace, wet bar, game area, gourmet kitchen and more. The compound also features a guest house, fully equipped barn and ample storage and maintenance areas.

Australia$22,000,000 AUD | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

On the 86th floor of Melbourne’s 297.3-meter skyscraper designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, sits one of the highest penthouse residences in the southern hemisphere. The building’s gold crown represents the gold rush and is named after the 1854 Eureka Stockade. The Eureka Tower defines Melbourne’s glittering skyline. Step inside a world-class New York-style Art Deco-inspired bespoke fit-out proudly announcing unmatched prestige living; gold leaf entrance, plush padded leather, paneled timber and trademark geometric shapes contrast with brass inlays, ornate ironwork and elaborate custom light fittings.

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Video of the Week: Striking Modern Home in Kingswood, England

£2,995,000 GBP | Kingswood, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

Discover a stunning contemporary home situated in one of Kingswood’s most sought after roads. Built by Whiteoak Developments Ltd as one of a pair, this outstanding property offers the ultimate in terms of location, state-of-the-art design and quality of build. Gleneagles has been crafted to engage panoramic views to the rear over Kingswood Golf Club. The interior offers spacious family living with large, open plan areas and accommodation presented over three floors.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art | Why 2016 is The Year of Art Photography


This year a wealth of major exhibitions, fairs and new spaces dedicated to photography are poised to open in the United Kingdom and North America. The increased prominence of photography in the art market means more opportunities for those aspiring to careers with a art photography focus. We spoke to Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London Master’s degree faculty about what’s pushing photography to the top of the agenda in 2016.


Photo London is back for a second edition

Last year’s inaugural edition of Photo London, in London’s opulent Somerset House, was a great success, with 20,000 people – art business professionals, collectors and members of the public – visiting the commercial fair across four days in May. Seventy galleries from 20 countries showed photographs, from vintage prints to contemporary work. Strong sales were reported, including six prints by the American photographer William Eggleston sold by Rose Gallery for a total of £161,000. Photo London returns to Somerset House in May 2016. More galleries will feature this year, alongside a lively public program, with performances, talks and lectures, and specially commissioned exhibitions, showcasing emerging talent.

V&A expands its photography collection

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) has recently announced that it will acquire The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) collection of art photography, currently in the National Media Museum in Bradford. This world-renowned collection includes key works by figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Paul Strand and Julia Margaret Cameron, and contains some of the earliest photographs ever made. Adding to an already extensive and historically significant collection of photographs at the museum, the transfer of 400,000 objects to the V&A will create the world’s foremost collection of photography, which will be publically accessible through an International Photography Resource Centre.

A new home for the ICP

Changes are also afoot for photography in New York. The International Center for Photography (ICP) closed temporarily in 2014 to allow for relocation to new premises. Moving from its Midtown location, the ICP museum and exhibition space will be housed at 250 Bowery from summer 2016, opposite the New Museum.

Cornell Capa founded the ICP in 1974, on a belief in photography as the most vital means of global communication. He aimed to bring photojournalism and socially concerned imagery to the institutional space of the museum. While staying true to this heritage, the museum will also address contemporary issues, notably how the web, smartphones and social media have revolutionized the way images are disseminated, consumed, and how they function politically in today’s image-saturated, digital era.

SFMOMA opens a photography space

On the West Coast of America, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will open a new space for photography in 2016, as part of an expansion designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta. The John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography is set to become the largest exhibition space for photography in the United States. The 15,500-square-foot center, which will show the growing permanent collection and special temporary exhibitions, triples the current space allocated to photography in the museum.

Totalling around 17,000 works, the collection spans Japanese photography; Surrealist and avant-garde European work; 1970s experimental photography; and documentary photography. Researchers will be able to view photographs in the center’s improved study room, giving them a more direct engagement with the museum’s photography collection.

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FraenkelLAB launches

Also in San Francisco, high-end photography gallery Fraenkel, which opened in 1979, has launched a new venue for experimental photography, film, video, painting, drawing, sculpture, and performance: FraenkelLAB. The space will present work that is important to, but stands outside, the mainly photographic program of the parent gallery, underlining the way photography is often only one form in which artists choose to express themselves. The space is scheduled to open in April 2016 with ‘Home Improvements’, a show featuring 13 contemporary artists curated by the filmmaker John Waters.

Canada gets a national photography institute

The National Gallery of Canada is establishing the Canadian Photography Institute (CPI), a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to photography. Collector and philanthropist David Thomson has donated a series of photographs, books and objects, currently in the region of 12,000 works. A $10 million donation by Scotiabank, the largest corporate financial donation ever made to the gallery, will fund an exhibition space devoted to photography together with an ambitious photography research initiative, forging international partnerships for the study of the growing collection.

Must-see exhibitions in London, LA and Paris

This year also sees important photography exhibitions opening at prestigious venues around the globe: a retrospective of the American modernist photographer and filmmaker Paul Strand at the V&A in London; two exhibitions dedicated to the controversial work of Robert Mapplethorpe at the Getty Museum and LACMA in Los Angeles; and an exhibition of the Czech photographer Josef Sudek at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, to name but a few. There really has been no better time to get out there and see photography first hand.

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art


Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.

In Tune: Musical Homes | Songs & Cities


The next installment of our month-long series brings us to cities we know and love from some of our favorite songs. Specific to no genre, singers/songwriters have been performing songs about the cities they’re emotionally bonded with for many years. Whether they’ve felt love, loss or simply long to return to their home after what has felt like years on the road, let’s revisit some of these world-renowned cities and explore exclusive homes in each of them along the way.

“Sweet home Alabama, where the skies are so blue.”

$4,700,000 USD | Orange Beach, Alabama | Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty
An architectural and interior design masterpiece, this luxurious waterfront estate resides on four-acres of a private peninsula, surrounded by three sides of water with unparalleled, panoramic views. 1500 feet of private white sand beach, a private pier and two boat slips on Ono Harbor make this a rare and relaxing Alabama Gulf Shore escape.

Lynyrd Skynrd’s 1974 southern rock anthem, “Sweet Home Alabama” joyfully calls on the nostalgia and comfort of the titular state.

“London Calling!”

LONDON£4,300,000 GBP | London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This end of terrace house in a prime Kensington location has the perfect balance of modern technology and Victorian charm in London. This incredible property is a hidden gem, just a stone’s throw away from the amenities and shops of Kensington High Street as well as a short walk to both Holland Park and Hyde Park.

Punk rock pioneers The Clash’s 1979 “London Calling” is a genre-defying hit that, nearly 40 years later, echoes through the streets of the historic city and is best enjoyed loud.

“I left my heart in San Francisco.”

$5,495,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
An exquisite penthouse condo built in 1995 with recent renovations showcasing sweeping views of Downtown, the Bay Bridge and Coit Tower, this home’s modernist architecture shapes the interior with angular planes and unique designer finishes. The 360-degrees of City scenery is awe-inspiring with the Bay Lights installation a focal point of every evening. Near North Beach and Embarcadero, this Telegraph Hill location is both idyllic and metropolitan.

Even though he was born in New York, Tony Bennett’s 1962 classic “(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco” has forever entwined the world-famous crooner with the city.

“I’m in a New York State of Mind…”

NEW YORK$29,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Perched high above Central Park in the tower of one of Manhattan‘s most celebrated residential landmarks, this sun flooded corner residence has been meticulously upgraded to the highest standard and boasts expansive vistas of the Park as it unfolds amidst the dramatic backdrop of the East and West Side skyline. Spanning 3,173-square-feet, this custom-designed apartment enjoys truly phenomenal views from the 35th floor and is a marvelous example of a New York City trophy apartment.

The Franchise – While Billy Joel continues his record-breaking residency at Madison Square Garden in the heart of Manhattan, his 1976 hit “New York State of Mind” has become a quintessential and treasured anthem in the Big Apple.

“April in Paris, this is a feeling no one can ever reprise.”

PARIS13.500.000 € EUR | Paris, France | Paris Quest Sotheby’s International Realty

This exceptional 302-square-meter penthouse was fully renovated by a famous architect in a contemporary style with high standard materials. The centerpiece of this captivating home is its rooftop terrace; featuring panoramic views of Paris’ most famous monuments, this carefully positioned residence is a sight to be seen in the heart of the city.

Performed by many over the years, the 1956 version of “April in Paris” paired jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong for a sweet and longing take on the famous song about Springtime in the city of love.

“Aruba, Jamaica ooh I wanna take ya…”

ARUBA$7,200,000 USD | Savaneta, Aruba | Aruba Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by famous Venezuelan architect Carlos Agell and decorated by New York based interior designer Tania Tovar, this brand new modern masterpiece was created for today’s lifestyle, situated in one of the most secluded sites the island of Aruba. Located in the traditional and tranquil town of Savaneta and enclosed in a private three estate gated complex adjacent to the national park, this is a timeless tropical escape.

Originally appearing on the soundtrack for the 1984 Tom Cruise film, Cocktail, The Beach Boys’ “Kokomo” is not about a land-locked town in Indiana, but a small island in Montego Bay. That island has since been renamed, but the song was intended to represent all tropical, Caribbean paradises.

See the rest of our “In Tune: Musical Homes” series here!

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | May 2016

From an entertainer’s paradise in Dallas, Texas to a historic Swiss Chalet in the United Kingdom, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Texas$32,347,000 USD | Dallas, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Complete with a one-of-a-kind water park, tennis court, sport court, two cabanas and wonderful spaces for outdoor entertaining, the magnificent detail throughout the home welcomes you with a dramatic entry and glamorous formals. The master suite has his and her bathrooms and closets while all bedrooms are en-suite. There are multiple game rooms and living areas including an indoor basketball court, bowling alley, padded gymnastic room, DJ area and 10 car garage.

Florida$35,000,000 USD | Sunny Isles Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

This elegant beach house features six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half-baths; the master bathroom also has a breath taking steam room and sauna. The home’s entrance opens to a double-height great room, distinguished by a floating, cantilevered staircase overlooked by a mezzanine, ideal to serve as an expansive art gallery space. The living area transitions to a large, 360-degree wrap-around terrace highlighted by a glass-faced pool that creates the perception of being an extension of the ocean.

MonacoPrice Upon Request | Monaco | C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

Tour Odéon offers a unique opportunity to live in the ultimate home. At 170 meters in height, Tour Odéon is the Principality’s tallest building. The imperious, double tower contains 70 one to five bedroom apartments, two 1,200 square meter sky duplexes and a spectacular five-story, 3,300 square meter sky penthouse. A 24/7 concierge service will ensure each resident benefits from a five-star-hotel experience.

Hong Kong$158,000,000 HKD | Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

This spacious, magnificent penthouse has been completely renovated and reconfigured to provide an elegant and stylish contemporary lifestyle in a family home. Complete with contemporary details made-over with modern lighting, built-in storage, light wood flooring and white painted walls, this remarkable residence features an inviting living room with built-in gas fireplace and high ceilings.

United KingdomPrice Upon Request | England, United Kingdom | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

The Chalet has 365-degree view landscaped gardens surrounding the property. The building previously sat freely on the ground but planning permission was obtained in 2014 to lift it from the flood plain to where it is now secured for centuries to come. Surrounded by acres of parkland which are protected by English Heritage, this historic five floor, four-bedroom Swiss Chalet and its surrounding land was recently restored back to its original splendor. With 185 meters of mooring for up to 25 boats and parking for around 20 cars, this waterfront estate offers amazing scope both privately and commercially.

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Equine Elegance | The Kentucky Derby


It’s Kentucky Derby week! With names like Secretariat, American Pharaoh and Barbaro forever engrained in time, the 142nd “Race for Roses” and first leg of the Triple Crown will take place this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Drawing inspiration from the big day, let’s explore a few elegant equestrian-inspired homes from around the world.

Kentucky$1,750,000 USD | Lexington, Kentucky | Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty

Surrounded by farms, this magnificent Georgian Estate offers spacious, stately living in the ultimate equestrian paradise. Within 10 minutes of downtown Lexington and the Kentucky Horse Park, this home is in close proximity to the Horse Capitol of the World! Behind the gates of Sahalee Estates and a second set of private gates, the property sits at the end of the community.

United KingdomPrice Upon Request | England, United Kingdom | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

Hackwood Park enjoys stunning, uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. This historic house has been painstakingly restored to its nineteenth century grandeur complete with original detailing and craftsmanship. Whilst infinitely beautiful and grand, it readily fulfils its function as a home for entertaining, easily accommodating family, guests and staff. It is skilfully designed for a life with service, having numerous staircases and ancillary rooms to allow staff to discreetly pass between family and entertaining areas. The estate also includes a number of additional properties including a stable yard and coach house, two detached houses and two entrance lodges.

Nicaragua$5,400,000 USD | Managua, Nicaragua | Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty

A unique landmark estate and one of Managua’s finest crown jewel residences, this property is located in the quiet and secluded Las Colinas neighborhood, just minutes away from the main highway, fine shopping and dining. Situated on almost four acres, this property features a fully functional heliport and an equestrian centers complete with five horse stalls, tack room, training area and riding ring.

Florida$9,450,000 USD | Venice, Florida | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Sited on 102 acres in Venice, Florida and centrally located just minutes from the beaches and crystal-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this ranch is considered one of Florida’s premier equestrian estates, complete with main house, guest house, stables, offices, equipment garage, furlong track and paddocks and pastures with Bahia grass. Upon entering through the stacked stone and wrought-iron gate, the main house comes into view and one is transported to a Tuscan-inspired private oasis.

California$15,000,000 USD | Nicasio, California | Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty

In the beautiful green rolling hills of Nicasio Valley lies the Kilham Farm – a 62-acre premiere equestrian facility for hunter/jumper riders at every level. Bordered by creeks, ponds and nearby trails, the farm provides the relaxing environment for the active show jumper, the competitive “A-Circuit” rider and the weekend casual rider. This world-class facility features three beautiful arenas; there is an all-weather covered arena, spacious outdoor sand arena and the Grand Prix field, fully equipped with water jump, banks and a grob.

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art | What’s Happening in the London Art World this Summer?


As the Summer season approaches in London, the Summer Study team at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art gives their recommendations for the must-see exhibitions, art fairs and new openings coming to the United Kingdom’s capital city in the coming months.

Summer Exhibition 2016
Royal Academy, June 13 – August 21, 2016

The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is a major art world event every summer and is now in its 248th year! It’s the largest open submission exhibition in the world and attracts works from both emerging and well established artists. This year the exhibition will be coordinated by leading British sculptor Richard Wilson.

Masterpiece 2016
The Royal Hospital Chelsea, June 30 – July 6, 2016

Masterpiece Art Fair, only in its sixth year, has fast become a must-attend event in the capital’s summer art and auction season. The fair is a great chance to see a wide range museum-quality pieces before they enter private collections. Stalls cater for all collectors, spanning from Antiquities to Contemporary works.

Botticelli Reimagined
Victoria and Albert Museum, March 5 – July 3, 2016

The largest Botticelli exhibition in the UK since 1930. This exhibition is organised by the V&A and the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin and includes over 50 original works by Botticelli (1445-1510) as well as reinterpretations of Botticelli’s work in painting, fashion, film, drawing, photography, tapestry, sculpture and print.

Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age
Tate Britain, May 11 – September 25, 2016

Tate Britain hosts the first major exhibition celebrating the ‘conversation between early photography and British art’. The exhibition looks at the explores experimental photography alongside pre-Raphaelite, Aesthetic and British Impressionist painting, including works by Turner, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler, John Singer Sargent, John William Waterhouse and others.

Opening of the New Tate Modern
Tate Modern, June 17, 2016

On June 17th, the Switch House, a new 10-story extension to the Tate Modern, will be opened to the public. The estimated £260m extension will increase the gallery space by 60% and will see a ‘progressive rehang’ of Tate Modern’s current works across the new space, as well as new exhibitions including an installation by Sheela Gowda (India) and an immersive multi-screen film by Cannes prize winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand).

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art


Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.

Visit sothebysinstitute.com for more information.