Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in February 2018

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

$4,900,000 USD | Maidens, Virginia | The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty

“The main entryway is flanked by marble columns and gilded Corinthian capitals, and opens onto a curved double staircase. There’s a colossal living room, a dining room that comfortably seats 10, a wood-paneled library, and a double-height ballroom that has a spiral wood staircase leading to an upper balcony.”

A Former Coal Baron’s Mansion is Up for Sale – Bloomberg Pursuits

Can this Billionaire’s Row Apartment Beat the Odds, Resell for $70 Million? – Forbes

Dream Homes: Five Tempting Properties for Sale in Tuscany – USA Today

Mel Gibson’s Onetime Connecticut Mansion Lists for $22.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

Home on Lake Tahoe Compound Featured in ‘Godfather II’ Asks $3.7 Million – Curbed

A Warm and Sophisticated Ski Home on the Slopes of Aspen Highlands – Mansion Global

This Bermuda-Inspired Beauty on 30A is an Entertainer’s Dream (and it’s for sale!) – Coastal Living

A Condé Nast ‘Cottage’ Asks $12.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

Home Where Jackie and John Kennedy First Met to Hit Market – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Hong Kong – The New York Times

Former Baseball Star Jimmy Rollins Hits a Record Price with Mansion Purchase – Los Angeles Times

High Tech Boom Leads Bay Area Prices to Soar – Mansion Global

Alpine Ski Chalet with the Stamp of European Royalty Beckons Hong Kong Investors – South China Morning Post

The Power of Home: New Story Builds Shelter and Second Chances – RISMedia

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

Sotheby’s Set to Auction Rare, Flawless 102-Carat White Diamond in LondonThe Japan Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Northern California

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Mendo Realty in Mendocino and Fort Bragg, California, is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty.

Established in 1963, the boutique firm is owned and operated by Gregory J. Burke, Allan Cone, and Arvin Reed. It will serve the luxury residential real estate markets of the Mendocino Coast and into the Anderson Valley and Comptche.

“Mendocino County is known for its scenic, untouched coastline and relaxed lifestyle,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Gregory Burke and his team are focused on exceptional client services, and we are proud to welcome Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty to the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand.”

“We are focused on a client-first approach,” said Burke. “For 54 years, we have strived for excellence in our local market and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand presents another layer of unparalleled service to strengthen our position in the market.”

With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty network now has 116 branded offices throughout the state of California.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 930 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD. Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in February 2018

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

€8.500.000 EUR | Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

“The recently renovated waterfront property is a portrait of angles and curves, with a handful of outdoor terraces and balconies jutting out from the crisp white façade. Spread across 2,690 square feet, the Art-Deco villa features five spacious bedrooms and five full baths.”

Waterfront White House on the Côte d’Azur Hits the Market for Over $10 Million – Robb Report

A Hamptons House Restored – Wall Street Journal

Hot Properties: Five Homes with Fabulous Fireplaces – Financial Times

An Amenity-Rich Aspen Ranch with Acres of Scenic Land – Mansion Global

Villa with a View: A Perfect Yachtie Hideaway in the San Juan Islands – Boat International

For Sale: 6 Lovely Duplex Properties – The Week

An 18th Century Converted Villa in Italy with its Own Wine Lab – Mansion Global

Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos List Their Southampton Estate for $6M – Curbed

8 Incredible Homes in Hawaii to Add to Your Real Estate Wish List – Coastal Living

Bask in the Romance of These 5 Italian Villas – Robb Report

Peek at the Amenity spaces in Nomad’s Opulent 212 Fifth Avenue – Curbed

Rob Reiner’s Former Home in Beverly Hills Brings in $3.925 Million – Los Angeles Times

Aspen Property: What to Buy, Where to Buy it, in the St. Moritz of the Rockies – Country Life

Busch Heir Hermann and Wife Buy Estate Section House for $11.3 Million – Palm Beach Daily News

These Were the Most Expensive Homes Sold in La Canada Flintridge Last Year – Los Angeles Times

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

Rare Picasso Painting Expected to Fetch US$50 Million Makes Debut in Hong Kong Ahead of Auction – Straits Times

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in January 2018

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

€5.950.000 EUR | Loule, Algarve, Portugal | Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty

“The property, built in 2013, offers ‘total privacy and the refinement of a modern luxury house with amazing views over the greens of Quinta do Lago and the blues of the ocean in the horizon'”

A Contemporary Villa Close to Algarve’s Best Beaches and Golf Courses – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty’s Kevin Thompson: The New Luxury Consumer – Forbes

What’s on the Market in Bend, Ore. – Wall Street Journal

Ice, Ice, Maybe: Five Homes That Offer Winter Sports – Financial Times

Here’s Your Chance to Live in a Medieval French Village – Robb Report

Hamptons Home Built in 1895 Returns to the Market with $12.95 Million Price Tag – Mansion Global

Our Top 5 Properties of the Week – The Spaces

The Grey Gardens Carriage House is Up for Sale for the First Time in 56 Years – Architectural Digest

House Hunting in… Quebec – The New York Times

Millennial Buyers Have Real Purchasing Power and Expect to be Wowed – Mansion Global

Woodstock’s Stock Rises with Supply of New Homes – Financial Times

Buying a Home in San Francisco is About to Get Even Harder – Bloomberg

Homes That Sold for Around $1 Million – The New York Times

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

Sotheby’s Acquires Thread Genius to Build its Image Recognition and Recommendation Tech – TechCrunch

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in January 2018

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

$23,000,000 USD | Dallas, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

“This 1964 11,387-square-foot house, designed by Johnson in the Preston Hollow neighborhood, was restored and renovated between 2000 and 2008. The 6.45-acre property includes a media house, swimming pool and tennis courts.”

Midcentury Modern on the Market – Wall Street Journal

This $9.8 Million Italian Villa Was Owned by Napoleon’s Sister – Bloomberg

This Anguilla Estate Comes with a Private Beach and Infinity Pool – Robb Report

Storied 1780 Home on Market for the First Time in 100 Years for $1.85M – Curbed

Shape Up: Five Homes for Fitness – Financial Times

Buy Another Piece of Grey Gardens History – WWD

Be the Ruler of Your Own Castle for $2.8M – Curbed

Sellers Add Art to Sweeten $74M Penthosue Deal – New York Post

Popular Midcentury Modern Homes are Fetching Top Dollar – Wall Street Journal

Want to Be in a New Vacation Home by This Summer? Buy Now. – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Germany – The New York Times

Santiago’s Vitacura is Near the City’s Business Center But Feels a World Away – Mansion Global

How to Buy a Holiday Home in Belize – The Times

Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million – The New York Times

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

Sotheby’s Displays Surrealist Magritte and Rare Works by Other Artists – Reuters

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in January 2018

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

$10,800,000 USD | Boca Raton, Florida | Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty

“This contemporary custom-built home with sweeping double-fairway golf course views sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in the exclusive St. Andrews Country Club.”

Golf Course Contemporary with Double-Fairway Views – Mansion Global

Resort-Style Home in Southern California Seeks $29.75 Million – Wall Street Journal

Manhattan Townhouse That Was Longtime Home of Phyllis Cerf Wagner Relisted for $24M – Mansion Global

Big Reveal: $12.9M for a French-Style Manor in Southampton – Curbed

Floating House in Naples, Florida Lists for $9.75 Million – Robb Report

P.T. Barnum Circus Partner’s Show-Stopping Estate for Sale – USA Today

Majestic 1911 Home Wants $1.1M in Savannah – Curbed

Billionaire Ken Griffin Buys Chicago’s Priciest Apartment – Mansion Global

Penthouse with Lake Views Leads Record Luxury Condo Sales in Canada – Bloomberg

Stately Historic Homes Make Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill Postcard Pretty – Mansion Global

Palm Beach Notches Big-Ticket Home Sales – Wall Street Journal

Dublin and Other Top Global Cities for Investment Potential – Mansion Global

Homes That Sold for Around $600,000 – The New York Times

Fragment of Flag from Nelson’s HMS Victory Up for Auction – Daily Mail

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in January 2018

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

$3,950,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

“Featuring three beds, two and a half baths, 2,189 square feet, 1035 Vallejo comes with a walkout garden, private terraces, and elevator accesses to both levels starting at the underground two-car garage.”

Tony Russian Hill Townhome Asks $3.95 Million – Curbed

One of Silicon Valley’s Biggest Properties Asks $30 Million – Wall Street Journal

Wealthy Millennials are Changing the World, Says Sotheby’s International Realty’s Marketing Chief – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence to the Southern Oregon Coast – Sotheby’s International Realty

The 10 Most Ridiculous Home Sales of 2017 – Bloomberg

Despite Slowing Market Overall, Australia Saw Eye-Popping Real Estate Deals in 2017 – Mansion Global

Hot Properties: Five Homes in the Winter Sun – Financial Times

Film Director’s Modern Miami Abode Hits Market for $22M – Mansion Global

Liftoff for Luxury Home Sales – Santa Fe New Mexican

From New Zealand to New York, Character Tests May be Required to Buy a Home – Mansion Global

Walk-Through: Tech-savvy 3-bedroom in Burlingame – San Francisco Chronicle

Actress Molly Parker Gets Top Dollar for Echo Park Bungalow – Los Angeles Times

2017: A Year of Uncertainty and Record-Breaking Real Estate Deals – Mansion Global

Auction Preview: RM Sotheby’s: Arizona, Phoenix, Jan 18 & 19 – Blouin ArtInfo

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence to the Southern Oregon Coast

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Bandon Property Sales in Bandon, Oregon, is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, which is owned and operated by Hunter Finch, has served the luxury residential real estate markets of Bandon and the southern Oregon coast for over a decade.

“The southern coast of Oregon is ideal for year-round living,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “An invigorating mix of ocean, nature, and small-town living, the area caters to a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud to have Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty showcase the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in this market.”

“We believe in empowering real estate buyers and sellers with the tools and guidance to make informed decisions,” said Finch. “We are driven to exceed expectations and dedicated to providing the highest level or service to meet the needs of our clients. The Sotheby’s International Realty brand offers unparalleled marketing and technology which will allow us to showcase Bandon like never before to a global market.”

Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty is the second Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate in Oregon; also operating in the state is Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty with 11 offices in locations including Portland, Bend, and the northern Oregon coast.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 930 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD. Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in December 2017

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

$2,999,999 USD | Newcastle, California | Today Sotheby’s International Realty

“Its proximity to the water, and the serpentine silhouette of the surrounding Sierra foothills provide inspiration for the colossal, 4,466 sq ft California property. Shipwreck House’s commanding feature is its rippled, ‘sail’-like roof, which can collect and store 12,000 gallons of rainwater.”

Architect’s ‘Shipwreck’ Home is for Sale in California for $3M – The Spaces

A New Jersey Manor Copied from a CanvasWall Street Journal

Prewar, With a Twist – The New York Times

‘Gucci Penthouse’ in Manhattan Returns to Market – Now Available as Two Separate Units – Mansion Global

Hot Property: Craftsmanship Abounds in Thousand Oaks Tudor – SF Gate

Green Day’s Mike Dirnt Ditches His Surf-Inspired ‘Shack’ in Montecito – Los Angeles Times

Historic Miami Waterfront Estate Listed for $12.9 Million – Mansion Global

For Sale: The World’s Best Ski Chalets to Buy Now – Boat International

80% of Millennials Want to Buy a Home and Virtual Reality is Upending the Process – Forbes

Emerging Markets with Upside for Real Estate Investors – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… St. Lucia – The New York Times

Inside Banff and Whistler – Barron’s

Frankfurt’s Westend, Popular Amongst Bankers, Offers Historic and New Homes Alike – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s Saw Record Number of New Online Customers in 2017 – Luxury Daily

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in December 2017

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

$2,900,000 USD | Tremont, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

“Nestled in the woods on a picturesque peninsula in Maine, an estate that evokes a European retreat rests on nearly 10 private acres of land. “

European-Style Retreat with Oceanfront Views in the Tranquil Maine Woods – Mansion Global

Snow Comparison: Five Winter Wonderland Homes – Financial Times

$1.4 Million Homes in Maryland, Texas and Utah – The New York Times

6 Beautiful Homes in Southern Vermont – The Week

Updated 1960s Prefab Home with Mountain Views Asks $989K – Curbed

7 UK Properties Designed for Entertaining – The Spaces

Wrigley’s Mansions Across America – Wall Street Journal

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

A Private Letter from Darwin Detailing His Doubts About God Just Sold at Auction for $125,000  – Business Insider