Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in March 2017

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


$3,500,000 USD | Oceanside, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

“Elegant and distinctly Southern Californian, this gorgeous 1960 home by pioneering female architect Edla Muir perches atop the Fire Mountain neighborhood of Oceanside, the third largest city in San Diego County.”

Gorgeous 1960 Home by Pioneering Female Architect Asks $3.5M in San Diego – Curbed

Renovated Townhouse in Boston’s Back Bay Seeks $15.75 Million – Wall Street Journal

6 Idyllic Homes for Horse Lovers – The Week

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes List Sotheby’s International Realty in Hong Kong – Sotheby’s International Realty

Billionaire Trader Stanley Druckenmiller Lists Connecticut Estate for $31.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

A Recently Renovated Barcelona Apartment in the Center of it All – Mansion Global

Estate Makes the Most of its Spectacular Carpinteria Setting – Los Angeles Times

7 Amazing Homes in Seattle – The Week

House Hunting in… Munich – The New York Times

Second-Home Prices Slide – Barrons

Luxury Homeowners Build Rooms to Show Off Their Favorite Trophies – Wall Street Journal

Mexico City’s Polanco Boasts Art, Parks and Some Seriously Upscale Shopping – Mansion Global

Locust Valley: A Quiet Burg with Good Schools and Elite Clubs – The New York Times

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

An Emerald with a History Goes to Auction – The New York Times

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in March 2017

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


€ 4.800.000 EUR | Asti, Italy | Turin Sotheby’s International Realty

In the early 1900s a local nobleman was gifted this 15th-century Piedmont estate as a token of gratitude for his military service, and he promptly enlisted architect Giovanni Chevalley to oversee an extensive renovation and expansion. “

5 Majestic Castles for Sale Now – Galerie Magazine

Manhattan Townhouse Sells for $41.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

A Mallorcan Villa Overlooking the Mediterranean That Will Appeal to Minimalists – Mansion Global

You Can Own Katherine Hepburn’s Connecticut Estate for $11.8 Million –

Seven Properties Where Famous Writers Once Lived – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand and New Story Partnership – Sotheby’s International Realty

Red Cross to Sell Estate Along Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row – Los Angeles Times

7 Breathtaking Homes on the Water – The Week

House Hunting in… Costa Rica – The New York Times

Chinese Home Buyers Turn Attention Away from Vancouver – The Globe and Mail

Perspectives: Interactive Marketing with Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC – Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

These are the Cars to Watch for at the Ameila Island Auctions – Bloomberg

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in December 2016

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


$5,350,000 USD | Schroon Lake, New York | Select Sotheby’s International Realty

“This handcrafted French trapper-style log cabin on 172 acres in the Adirondacks is an ideal place to get cozy this winter. Skye Notch, as it’s known, was built in 2000 by Maple Island Homes and features hand-scribed log and hand-split cedar shake construction, which gives it an old-world storybook charm.”

Luxury Log Cabin Living in Upstate New York – Mansion Global

An African-Style Ranch in Southern California Asks $16 Million – Wall Street Journal

10 Over-the-Top Ski Homes for Sale Right Now – Curbed

A Victorian Villa in the Heart of Walkable Newport, Rhode Island – Mansion Global

A Look at Four Multimillion-Dollar Estates with Helipads – Bloomberg

San Francisco’s Most-Expensive Home of 2016 is… – SFGate

Sprawling Florida Equestrian Compound on the Market for $45 Million – Mansion Global

Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas Sells Altadena Home for Over the Asking Price – Los Angeles Times

Top 15 Residential Real Estate Sales of 2016 – Observer

A Luxe Colorado Ranch Hits the Market for $28.5 Million – Mansion Global

Top Perkins’s Penthouse in Sinking Millennium Tower Sells – Wall Street Journal

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

A Modernist’s Dream Estate in South Africa with Unparalleled Views – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Lithuania – The New York Times

This Real Housewives Star is Selling Her $2.9 Million California Home – Architectural Digest

Canal Bank: A Gated Area Near Beijing with Unrivaled Access to Green Space – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s Auction House | Alexander Hamilton’s Family Archive – Sotheby’s International Realty

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in October 2016

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


£3,995,000 GBP | London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

“A 1,625-square-foot penthouse across the street from London’s Victoria Station offers one of the hardest-to-find amenities in the British capital: A large, airy feel.”

This Duplex London Penthouse Could Not Be More Conveniently Located – Mansion Global

A Fashionable Family’s Fashion-Forward Loft – Wall Street Journal

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s Beverly Hills Rental Home Lists for $26.9 Million – Los Angeles Times

Julianne Moore’s Former West Village Loft Listed for $4.3 Million – Observer

Just Miles from Princeton, a Family Home with Endless Possibilities – Mansion Global

Onetime Home of Silent Film Star ZaSu Pitts Lists for Sale in Cheviot Hills – Los Angeles Times

Five Properties Ablaze in Autumn Colours – Financial Times

For Sale: 7 Lovely Homes in Vermont – The Week

Homes that Sold for $1 Million and Above – The New York Times

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

Why Santa Fe’s Eastside District Rocks – Financial Times

Sotheby’s to Auction Rockwell Painting on 1944 Election – The Seattle Times

The Life Aquatic | A River Runs Through It


Rivers have long served as pathways to the ocean; whether for commerce or travel, some of our most famous cities have developed on the shores of great rivers. From the banks of the Thames to the Hudson, our final installment of Life Aquatic introduces us to riverfront homes from around the world.

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

On the 86th floor of Melbourne’s nearly 300-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. Occupying the entire floor, this home showcases breathtaking 360-degree vistas through magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows that draw the eye of the captive viewer across Melbourne to the Great Dividing Range, the Macedon Ranges, the Dandenongs and Port Phillip Bay – a truly tranquil setting. Iconic Melbourne features play out as if on an ethereal movie set – Flemington racecourse, Tullamarine airport, Flinders Street Station and the undulations of the Yarra River become part of your personal experience.

england£1,050,000 GBP | Wallingford, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

A beautiful and historic ferryman’s cottage, the site of which is mentioned in Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat, is situated directly on the banks of the River Thames, adjacent to the Oxford University Rowing Club. This unique property, which sits on Edwardian brick arches, overlooks its own private riverside garden and pontoon. Until 1950 the house was occupied by the Wallingford ferryman, who transported horses, people and freight across the river at the point where the River Thames tow path changed sides. The raised outhouse was the ticket booth associated with the ferry.

canada5 695 000 $ CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Not just a residence, but a stunning work of art, this completely custom built homes on the Detroit River features exceptional craftsmanship throughout. Beautiful handcrafted finishes sourced from exotic locales abound, including century old carved wooden doors, terra cotta tiles, Cantera stone mantle and staircase, and Moroccan panels. A thoughtful blend of European, Mexican and North American design captivates the senses. Resort-like outdoor living amenities include a pool, whirlpool, riverfront sitting area with gas fire pit, dock, boat lift and rooftop verandah.

new-york$2,995,000 USD | Sleepy Hollow, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

An exquisitely renovated granite stone home on the Hudson, the four-bedroom 3.1-bathroom house is set on three private riverfront acres in the coveted Sleepy Hollow Manor enclave. A lavish $1.5 million renovation remodeled the original architectural style and preserved many original features. The finest modern amenities were added to meet today’s lifestyle needs. Sophisticated and inviting in a magical setting with unparalleled sunsets views, thie home is a short walk to train, beach and iconic lighthouse.

germany6.384.000 € EUR | Koblenz, Germany | Peters & Peters Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled amidst a fantastic landscape, Villa Rheinburg was once part of the Klausenberg fortification, which was built between 1827 and 1833. In the course of the centuries, the castle-like villa has been remodeled repeatedly and adapted to the requirements of the respective era. Today the castle-like residence has been completely renovated and there are plans for the creation of modern and luxurious living spaces. The unparalleled panoramic view of the Rhine River valley and the City of Koblenz has remained unchanged throughout the years.

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The Life Aquatic | Living Lakeside


Found in the heart of some of the world’s most sought after destinations, there are approximately 117 million lakes on Earth. This week, The Life Aquatic takes us from Michigan to New Zealand to discover truly extraordinary lakeside homes.

michigan$40,000,000 USD | Saugatuck, Michigan | Signature Sotheby’s International Realty

Approximately 314 acres in Saugatuck Township, Michigan, bordering Saugatuck Dunes State Park on the north and the Kalamazoo River on the south, this property features uninterrupted views to north and south horizons and approximately 1,800 feet of frontage on clear-water Lake Michigan. The iconic 5,589-square-foot beach house looks out over Lake Michigan with an adjoining 1,304-square-foot guest cottage.

new-zealandPrice Undisclosed | Southern Lakes, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Hunter Valley Station is a large scale high country property positioned at the head waters of Lake Hawea in the Queenstown Lakes District. With over thirty kilometers of lakefront access encompassing both Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka, the property also encompasses approximately thirteen kilometers of frontage on the Hunter River. The station offers a truly majestic setting with mountainous terrain that adjoins Mount Aspiring National Park, a World Heritage Area. The property itself has close to 6,500 hectares of land plus currently an additional special lease comprising 2,950 hectares in the adjoining Cameron Valley.

texas$18,750,000 USD | Magnolia, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

This spectacular 185-acre private and gated Estate is located in Magnolia, Texas, approximately 40 miles northwest of Houston. Meticulously developed, this estate boasts the private 25-acre Emerald Lake, a world class bass lake with 10 islands, a 9-acre Japanese garden, a 7-acre botanical garden with over 5,000 azaleas. In addition, there is private helipad access located on the lake and a tropical sandy beach. The grounds are exquisitely manicured which gives them a resort-like feel and appearance all year round. Located within the upscale golfing and equestrian community of High Meadows Ranch, this property offers something for everyone.

italyPrice Upon Request | Como, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Pavia is a prestigious nineteenth century residence located on the shores of Lake Como, in a dominant position with wonderful views of the lake and the mountains. The property is surrounded by a beautiful botanical park of 6,000 square-meters characterized by a great variety of century old trees, flowers and comfortable paths that make it easily accessible. Modern amenities of the highest standard such as underfloor heating, a dehumidification system, a lift that connects the ground floor with the two upper floors and Internet, are already in the house.

imagereader-aspx-8$2,499,000 USD | Alton, New Hampshire | Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

Take in the sunrise or summer sunsets from the grand, open mahogany porch or the screened in living space of this Lake Winnipesaukee home. Design meets function in the detail oriented open floor plan featuring antique oak floors, wainscoting, cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, natural wood and stonework. The home benefits from quiet privacy, while also being in close proximity to local amenities and attractions.

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The Life Aquatic


For eons, civilizations and communities have thrived near water; while our early beginnings drew us to the them out of necessity and for convenience, we have now come to enjoy the ways our lives can be reflected off the water. Whether it’s recreation, relaxation or a little bit of both, every Tuesday this month, we’ll explore homes from around the world on lakes, rivers and oceans in search of the Life Aquatic.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in August 2016

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


$4,350,000 USD | Hinsdale, Illinois | Village Sotheby’s International Realty

“Completed in 2006, the two-story house has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and three partial baths.  The property, situated roughly 18 miles west of downtown Chicago, offers a finished basement that includes a home theater, a trophy room, a wine cellar, a bowling alley and a rec room where the family keeps a pinball machine and arcade games.”

Pro Golfer Jeff Sluman Asks $4.35 Million for Chicago-Area Home – Mansion Global

NFL Kicker Matt Bryant Lists ‘Kicking Back’ Alabama Beach Retreat for $3.35 Million – Wall Street Journal

A Secluded Villa in Ibiza Close to All the Island’s Action – Mansion Global

Disney Junior Exec. Joe D’Ambrosia Sells His L.A. Home for $1.225 Million – Los Angeles Times

Inside a Former Home of Millicent Rogers in Taos, N.M. – Wall Street Journal

In Rural Montana, a High-End Home for Outdoor Enthusiasts – Mansion Global

A Manhattan ‘Jewel Box’ Asks $3.275 Million – Wall Street Journal

In California, an Eco-Luxe Home Where Organic Vegetables Grow – Mansion Global

New Towers, Higher Prices Lift Chicago’s Real Estate Market – Forbes

The Ripe Time to Buy a Vineyard in Bordeaux – Financial Times

Hard-Core House Collectors – Wall Street Journal

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s NY to Auction Roy and Marilyn Papp Collection of Traditional Chinese Paintings – Blouin ArtInfo

The Amazing Cars for Auction at RM Sotheby’s Monterey – The Week


Sotheby’s International Realty® | Houseguest Episode II – Alicia & Jim Ward

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“Houseguest” is the new custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. This series follows influential and inspirational people as they become a houseguest in a home represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their life with the unique lifestyle found with their extraordinary accommodations.


As an underwater photography team, Alicia and Jim Ward thrive cooperatively to capture beautiful images of the world’s oceans.  Together they embrace challenging conditions to continuously push their creative capabilities to showcase the enchanting life beneath the surface.

In this episode of Houseguest, Alicia and Jim visit Turtle Tail, a spectacular tropical compound in Turks & Caicos located on a private peninsula. Watch how this couple discovers the dynamic fusion of home and nature found at this breathtaking estate.

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TCI$25,000,000 USD | Turks and Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

The newly completed Turtle Tail Estate combines the personalization of a bespoke home with the amenities of a resort, elevated on a magnificent and private 4.57-acre peninsula all its own. Masterfully executed on both architectural and interior design fronts in every sophisticated detail, the property also provides unparalleled infrastructure, pools and includes a commercial kitchen. With approximately 1,400 feet of breathtaking, panoramic water frontage, the property also features an adjacent 90-foot private dock for yacht mooring.

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New Development Spotlight | Turnberry Ocean Club Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network.

Turnberry 1Turnberry Ocean Club Residences | Sunny Isles Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Located at 18501 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Turnberry Ocean Club soars 54 stories high along prime Atlantic Ocean beachfront. The Carlos Zapata/Robert Swedroe-designed high-rise masterpiece embodies the energy, architecture and opulence of Miami’s current “it” status. A luxury skyscraper as impressive as its Collins Avenue address, the eye-catching tower embraces the apex of Miami’s modernity movement: an amalgamation of glass, steel and towering white pillars intersected by sleek protruding balconies on all sides as well as a duo of cantilevered 30th-floor swimming pools and an al fresco fitness center overlooking the ocean.

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Comprised of 154 grand three, four, five, and six-bedroom units, this highly anticipated project will deliver each residence with direct oceanfront and bay views and six stories (70,000-square-feet) exclusively dedicated to a wide array of amenities, including the signature Sky Club on the 30th, 31st and 32nd floor.

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Ownership also affords membership privileges at the nearby Turnberry Isle Resort and Country Club. Developer and CEO, Jeffrey Soffer of Turnberry Associates continues to offer sophistication, exude luxury and redefine South Florida through the company’s fifty years of experience.

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