Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in June 2017

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


$2,375,000 USD | Princeton, New Jersey | Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty

“…[Moses] Pyne’s 1901 Neo-Tudor country house, Rockwood Dairy, was spared no expense, and these intricate details are still seen throughout the home.”

A 19th-Century Princeton Home with Original Details Throughout – Mansion Global

Onetime Los Angeles Home of Groucho Marx Lists – Wall Street Journal

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday: 5 Mid-Century Modern Homes for Sale – Robb Report

A 16th-Century Florence-Area Villa that May Have Been Designed by Michelangelo – Mansion Global

Three Gorgeous Waterfront Estates for Sale – Galerie

1925 Mediterranean-Style House Above the Sunset Strip Seeks $2.3M – Curbed

Six Homes in Remote Places for Buyers Seeking Maximum Privacy – Financial Times

An 18th-Century Irish Home Set on 31 Verdant Acres – Mansion Global

English Tudor Revival Pours on the Ambience in Altadena – Los Angeles Times

Buying a Second House Just Got Easier – Architectural Digest

Melbourne’s ‘Rock Solid’ Suburb of Toorak Has Been Desirable for Over 100 Years – Mansion Global

10 Gorgeous Homes That Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

Diamond Ring Purchased for $13 as Costume Jewelry Sells for $848K – CNN

Sotheby’s to Auction Santiago Barberi Gonzalez’s New York Estate – WWD

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last 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 | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

“In line with its Edwardian lineage, Ruhamah has extensive period features, including high pressed-metal ceilings, extravagant chandeliers, classic timber French doors and windows, and polished hardwood floors.”

An Edwardian Gem in Queensland – Mansion Global

Houses of Worship Converted to Homes – Wall Street Journal

Six Homes with Stunning Contemporary Architecture – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in New Jersey – Sotheby’s International Realty

Is This the Most Beautiful Home on the Market in New Zealand? – Robb Report

A Mid-Century Modern Classic Tucked Away in Sausalito, California – Mansion Global

Five Properties with Designer Gardens – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Greece – Sotheby’s International Realty

A Sprawling Montana Estate on the Market for the First Time in Over 70 Years – Mansion Global

A Reborn Classic in Rittenhouse for $3.69 Million – Philadelphia Magazine

Sacramento is California’s Newest Real Estate Hot Spot – Wall Street Journal

Miraflores: Lima’s ‘It’ Neighborhood Thanks to Myriad Amenities – and a Beach, Too – Mansion Global

Spain’s Sotogrande: €50M Investment Heralds New Dawn for Resort – Financial Times

Choosing the Right Second-Home Market to Invest In – Mansion Global

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

Sotheby’s Sells Tamayo’s ‘Bird Charmer’ for $4.3M in NY – US News & World Report

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in April 2017

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


$1,250,000 USD | Cincinnati, Ohio | Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty

“If you’ve ever wanted to live a peaceful suburban existence but still maintain an address in the city, this Cincinnati home is the perfect fit. Vidal Sassoon, the late famous hairdresser, purchased the house in 2006, and it’s now on the market for $1.25 million.”

The Late Vidal Sassoon’s $1.25 Million Cincinnati Home is on the Market – Architectural Digest

At Lake Tahoe, a High Waterline Means Heightened Sales this Summer – Mansion Global

10 Celebrity-Approved Luxury Properties for Sale – Boat International 

House Hunting in… Switzerland – The New York Times

West Hollywood is Los Angeles’s Shabby Chic Neighborhood – Mansion Global

Why Berlin is Europe’s Best Place to Live, Work and Buy Real Estate – Forbes

Why Buyers Seeking the ‘Real’ Rome Head for Trastevere – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Adopts Multi-pronged Asian Strategy – The Edge Property

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

Sotheby’s to Hold its First-Ever Contemporary African Art Sale – Artnet News

Paradise | Katharine Hepburn’s Former Waterfront Estate


One of Hollywood’s legendary actresses and star of countless, classic films from the Golden Age of cinema, Katherine Hepburn’s name is a household one. A native “Connecticocian,” Hepburn had this bright, inviting waterfront estate built on Long Island Sound in 1939 and called it, “Paradise.”

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
-Katharine Hepburn


Made available once again earlier this year for $11,800,000 with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, the Fenwick estate was seamlessly renovated in 2005, creating light-filled rooms while preserving the historical integrity of all 8,400 square-feet of living space over three floors.


Set on one-and-one-half acres overlooking the sound, this home features 220 feet of frontage with its own private dock. Inside, this one-of-a-kind home features a gourmet kitchen, restored fireplaces, coffered ceilings, six bedroom suites and a screened-in blue stone porch – perfect for dining al fresco.


Outside more than three additional acres were designated by Hepburn to remain open and untouched; this conservation parcel is owned and maintained by Lynde Point Land Trust, forever assuring privacy and unobstructed views.


Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Howard Hughes landed his seaplane directly in front of the home, and today, the same opportunity awaits.

Learn more about Katharine Hepburn’s “Paradise” in Connecticut

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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