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

Unwind | Pools


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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#TravelTuesday | World’s Best Beaches

This #TravelTuesday, venture with us to properties on the best beaches in the world, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network boasts branded offices in seven of the top beach locations ranked worldwide.

Cayman Islands

01 Cayman Islands

$8,500,000 USD | Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Called “Seaforever,” this 10,000-square-foot estate overlooks the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Seven Mile Beach.  The home features modern, open living spaces, an infinity edge swimming pool and 100 feet of private beach frontage.

Bora Bora

02 Bora Bora

1.500.000€ EUR | Bora Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia | French Polynesia Sotheby’s International Realty

The Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary is situated upon nearly 10 acres of white sand and turquoise waters.  The property is adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel and residents are provided access to the resort’s amenities.


03 Kauai

$5,995,000 USD | Kealia, Hawaii | Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Kauai County, Hawaii, this plantation-style home overlooks Kuna Beach and boasts lanais throughout allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor living.  The property is also in close proximity to Ke Ala Hele Makalae, a walking and bike trail that extends for miles along the eastern shore with access to many of Kapa’a’s beaches.


04 Anguilla

$3,500,000 USD | Captains Ridge, Anguilla | Anguilla Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Captains Ridge, Anguilla, this oceanfront villa is known as “Kevin’s Castle.”  The property features four bedroom suites, each with its own bathroom and patio, indoor and outdoor entertaining areas and an infinity pool overlooking the beach.

Turks & Caicos

05 Turks and Caicos

$12,500,000 USD | Beachfront Long Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

A grand waterfront estate known as “Madalay,” this sprawling residence is set upon more than two-acres of Long Bay beach.  The property spans over 11,000 square-feet and features a main villa, two separate apartments, a master bedroom with private living quarters and a beachfront deck and lounge area with custom-built spa.

Sanibel Island

06 Sanibel

$3,300,000 USD | Sanibel, Florida | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

With over an acre of Sanibel beach frontage on the Gulf of Mexico, this fully-renovated shore cottage features panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.  The home has three bedrooms, open kitchen, glass enclosed lanai and a lower level screened-in patio with pool, outdoor shower, serenity garden and walking path to the beach.

Playa del Carmen

07 Playa del Carmen

$2,750,000 | Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico | Riviera Maya Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as “Villa Aqua,” this contemporary estate is walking distance to the beaches of Playa del Carmen.  The sprawling 13,000-square-foot home features floor-to-ceiling curved glass windows with breathtaking views, interior garden, a gym, squash court, netted trampoline and an outdoor swimming pool.


Carry the Torch | Homes Fit for Athletes


In our first installment of the “Carry the Torch” series, join on us on a journey around the world to experience homes for top-class athletes. Whether it’s a home gym, swimming pool, or a dedicated space for your favorite team sport, let’s explore homes fit for the stars of the Summer Games.

Anguilla$4,400,000 USD | Island Harbour, Anguilla | Anguilla Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on Anguilla’s leeward north side on the Sea Rocks of Island Harbour near some of Anguilla’s most beautiful reefs, Villa Amarilla overlooks a mesmerizing scene that changes continually with the tides from iridescent aqua to deep sapphire blue. The villa features a home gym that benefit from the surrounding environment with large doors and windows that look out over the ocean and open to the grounds. The home’s spectacular setting, stunning design and décor, and elegant comfort create the perfect ambience for your island home.

Utah$8,000,000 USD | Springville, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

This sprawling estate in Utah is situated in Hobble Creek Canyon on 109 acres of horse property with picturesque mountain views, lush horse pastures, a cold mountain river and a huge pond full of trout. The property is ideal for entertaining; it features a full-sized indoor basketball court, an exercise room, an incredible indoor swimming pool, a theater room, acres of lawns, and it even has its own private softball field.

Belgium3.250.000 € EUR | Brabant Wallon, Belgium | Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the famed Sept Fontaines Golf Club, this nearly 900-square-meter contemporary home is striking in design and features. Blending the use of lines and large windows, this light-filled escape also comes complete with an indoor soccer pitch. The Sept Fontaines Golf Course area is wooded and in close proximity to the Waterloo shopping center.

California$3,750,000 USD | Valyermo, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

This pristine and tranquil ranch is surrounded by the lush San Gabriel Mountains and adjacent to the Angeles National Forest. Here you can experience the wonders of nature on this nearly 150-acre parcel with exceptional sunrises and sunsets, and a night sky filled with a blanket of stars. The property includes a swimming pool with diving board, tennis courts, sand volleyball, zip lines and areas perfect for fishing.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Brisbane, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

Built and designed over three levels of luxury and functionality, this home is unparalleled in its many offerings and high quality finishes. The ground level features access to the home’s full-size, floodlit championship tennis court. Also featured in this captivating property is three-level home theater, dual-lane lap pool, billiards room, bowling alley and wet bar.

See the rest of our “Carry The Torch: Homes Fit for the Summer Games” Series

In Tune: Musical Homes | Piano Rooms


The first installment of “In Tune: Musical Homes” takes us on a journey into some of the most captivating living spaces in search for piano rooms. Not just a timeless musical instrument spanning hundreds of years of relevancy, the piano comes in a multitude of sizes, colors and designs, making it as much of a visual statement as it is a musical one. Let’s take a moment to experience these exclusive spaces around the world.

Vegas$9,5000,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as the “Thriller Villa,” this Las Vegas residence was once home to Michael Jackson and his family. Austere and opulent, this over 24,000-square-foot estate is fit for the musically inclined as it not only features a parlor space with a gilded piano, but also an acoustically “pitch perfect,” two-story Medieval chapel. Set on nearly two acres, this compound also features a 2,983-square-foot guest house.

Israel$10,000,000 USD | Ramat Hasharon, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by two of Israel’s leading architects, this captivating Neo-Classical mansion is soaked in the beauty of its natural surroundings. Just off the main living and dining spaces, enjoy views of the vibrant green grounds while playing (or listening to) the brilliant white piano. Unique and private, this home is only 20 minutes from Tel Aviv.

Anguilla$3,750,000 USD | Lochrum, Anguilla | Anguilla Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

This captivating Caribbean escape in Anguilla features over 9,000-square-feet of living space with unrivaled southern views of the neighboring island of St. Martin. Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, the Villa CYB has a means of relaxation for all; whether it’s the waterfront hammocks, Jacuzzi with waterfall or large living room with a centerpiece piano, this property is outfitted for true tranquility.

SouthAfricaR 22 000 000 ZAR | Western Cape, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

High against the mountains and bordering the Helderberg Nature Reserve, this home in Western Cape is at the crossroads of European-influenced sophistication and traditional African warmth in its thatched elements. Designed for the entertainer, the piano bar is delightful and unexpected feature. Connected directly to the kitchen, the inviting installation welcomes the player to tickle the ivories in a refined and masterfully constructed setting.

New Mexico$1,350,000 USD | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Grant Avenue Brokerage

Designed by renowned builder Kim Dressell, this Rastra constructed home in Santa Fe offers Sangre de Cristo Mountain views from many of its rooms. One of those rooms is the living room; perfect for entertaining, the bright space is large and accommodating with beautiful exposed beams, a fireplace and a baby grand piano.

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