Redefining Contemporary City Living

Buzz, energy, boundless choice – that’s the lure of city living. To be in the thick of culture, art, gastronomy, and community; to be in the midst of change and witness the spark of a collective idea; where some see a metropolis as a weighty undertaking, choosing to retreat to the calm refuge of the countryside instead, others revel in the unique energy and character of a city.

In destination cities especially, urban real estate never sleeps. Like the skyline, the best spots to live are constantly changing. New builds, new neighborhoods, and new routines continue to redefine contemporary city life, with unimaginable units stealing the show.

Paris, France

Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Geoffrey Benoit for more information

The incredible Parisian city views from the rooftop terrace alone make this eighth arrondissement Champs-Elysées jewel one of the most coveted spots in the city. Note the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and sloping hills of Montmartre in the distance, all a beautiful backdrop to the vegetable garden and summer kitchen.

Indoors, three floors play host to an incredible master with its own balcony, a cozy living room, and walk-in fitness studio; open plan kitchen and dining room; plus additional bedrooms for inevitable visitors.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Israel Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Shelly Belzer-Shmelzer for more information

Soft skies, sandy tones and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea are offset by the sharp contemporary interior of Sea One Tower. One of the most adventurous additions to the Tel Aviv skyline, Sea One combines all the amenities of a five-star hotel with the privacy of a permanent residence. Three lavish bedrooms, a generous living room with striking staircase, and custom kitchen will be hard to leave, even with the beachfront just an elevator ride away.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin Sotheby’s International Realty | Click here for more information

Incredible modern design and a sweeping open concept bring out the beauty of this stunning Berlin loft. While the building itself dates back to 1911, the refreshed interior is decidedly minimalist, stacked with design greats: beautiful baths by Antonio Lupi, floors by Schotten & Hansen, Miele kitchen fixtures, as well as Salvatori sandstone.

Floor-to-ceiling windows invite light across strategically hung art and long-table dinners. Should you wish to briefly leave this fine flat, shops and international culinary choices dot the Charlottenburg streets below.

Riga, Latvia

Baltic Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Liga Abolina for more information

Sleek uncomplicated living arrives via the Club Central Residence in Riga’s Old Town. Modern architecture with hints of historic building tradition make it a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

The grand, three-meter-high ceilings, eco-friendly wood flooring and designer tiling complement a contemporary, sleek layout. A private British-style club, available exclusively for residents and their guests, adds another interior to your space here. Top it off with white-glove concierge service and a charming, historic locale for a true taste of the Latvian lifestyle.

Los Angeles, USA

Sotheby’s International Realty – Pasadena Brokerage | Contact Peter Martocchio and David Goldberg for more information

Industrial-chic sensibilities, loft living, and an unusually playful past collide in this one-of-a-kind toy factory conversion, located in the heart of Los Angeles’s arts district.

Designer Andrea Michaelson turned up the dial on the building’s industrial heritage, offering a playground for metals, woods and textured glass, only occasionally restrained by the thoughtful antique fixtures and warm accents. A high-end kitchen is a jungle of reflections, offering ample room to both prepare and entertain across the open-concept dining space.

Respite from nights at local hotspots comes in many forms: soaking in the Japanese soaker tub, spa like cleansing under the dual Pulse shower, or even unwinding in the rooftop pool.

New York, USA

Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage | Contact Contact Brad Ingalls, Mara Flash Blum, Kevin B. Brown, and Nikki Field for more information

The Crown Penthouse at 212 Fifth Avenue isn’t pulling any punches. At over 10,000 square-feet of living space, this Manhattan marvel is nearing legendary status. Along with 5,700 square-feet of terrace space, captivatingly-designed rooms provide views of the city’s iconic skyline; the Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, and World Trade Center illuminate the night sky.

Inside, the details are equally impressive: an incredible bronze staircase commands the foyer, gallery-sized walls welcome curated artwork, and a marble and glass library fireplace steals words. Smart home technologies and top-of-the-line finishes plus 24-hour door and concierge service—all indications that you’ve arrived.

When you’re ready to settle into a complex, urban landscape and revel in all that your favorite metropolis has to offer, it’s reassuring to know that a choice sanctuary still lies in wait.

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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: 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

The Best of Europe’s Wine Region

Any oenophile worth their decanter will have plenty to say about European grapes. Some will favor the inky purples of a Tuscan blend, noting hints of chocolate, violet and brambleberry; some look to Germany for a refreshing and snappy Riesling with its tight citrus finish; others may opt for the downy, fruity notes of Greece’s Agiorgitiko vines; and more than a few will praise France for its mastery of Champagne, finding honeyed, rich flavors layered over complex and vibrant notes in an Ambonnay Grand Cru Brut.

These vines are polished, studied, authentic. And while any wine aficionado may open a long list in Paris, Berlin, Athens, or Rome and know just the bottle (or two) for any occasion, a real devotee will call the vineyards of these classical countries their own backyard.

Montepulciano, Italy

18.000.000 € | Montepulciano, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

If owning a vineyard is the dream, this is the place to realize it. Sun-soaked grapes and rolling hills are just the right finishing notes for this incredible wine estate in the heart of Tuscany. Its green kingdom includes 84 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, sunflower fields, Italian woods and fertile land, including 14 hectares of Nobile vineyards, two hectares of Vigneto Rosso di Montepulciano grapes, and 20 hectares destined for IGT Toscano status.

The property also features a proud 1756-square-meter wine cellar to house and age your collection. Elsewhere, traditional Italian styling reigns. The main villa on the hill radiates warmth and relaxation from the fine wood detailing and internal courtyard accessible from every area of the house. Soak in 360-degree views of the estate from a studio in the tower, or take a relaxing walk across six hectares of garden. Friends and family will find their own Italian retreat in the guesthouse or annex.

Hessen, Germany


Price Upon Request | Hessen Germany | Peters & Peters Sotheby’s International Realty

Stately European elegance meets modern German detailing in this Frankfurt-adjacent villa. Situated on the bank of the Rhine, this 1012-square-meter space features gentle nods to its 1870-1871 roots in notched crown moulding and delicate chandeliers.

Upgrades from an early millennium renovation include granite, sandstone and parquet flooring, a beautiful chef’s kitchen with Miele and Gaggenau appliances, and a truly fantastic wine cellar. The nearby coach house has also been fully renovated and split into three units, so guests can stay for a lengthy tasting and all the region has to offer. Elsewhere on the property, mature trees and charming flowerbeds play neighbor to recreational treats like the tennis court and heated pool, not to mention the fully-equipped vineyard with pump house, garden irrigation system, and Rhine water usage rights.

Uzes, France 

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

A magnificent chateau just north of Uzes marries all the pomp and circumstance of the 14th century with modern-day pleasures. Should fellow wine lovers wish to stay with you in the heart of Provence, a private airstrip provides easy access. A tour of the romantic gardens and reflective pool offer a natural refresh after the flight in. Grand reception rooms offer an unforgettable welcome to the 900-square-meter main house, which features 14 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a professional kitchen, and open conservatory.

The property also hosts severals barns, a guest house, pool house, and caretaker’s house, making it ideal for large parties. If having your own private paradise isn’t enough, perhaps producing your own organic olive oil from the grounds’ 1400 olive trees (and using the property’s own mill) will be. Just the setting for a summer salad and a glass of rosé.

Siena, Italy

6.750.000 € | Siena, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

With this five-star Tuscan estate, you’ll discover more than just a home. Nestled amongst its 1,700 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and orchards are original dwellings, an 18th-century castle turned 41-suite hotel, and a boutique luxury resort and residence club.

The private three-bedroom Tuscan home features a sunny terrace, solarium and swimming pool, while fine finishings complement the contemporary living area. It’s made even more impressive by an illuminated wine cube, ready to house your curated local collection. Open a bottle and gaze across stunning landscapes as the Tuscan sun sets over nearby San Gimignano.

Argolida, Greece

6.500.000 € | Argolida, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

The exclusive Aman Residences offer a slice of heaven on the Argosaronic Gulf. This four-bedroom villa features views of the nearby island of Spetses, beautiful modern interior design, and full access to the resort’s facilities and services, including dining services crafted to match any palate

The Amanzoe Beach Club is just an eight-minute drive from the resort, where all-day dips in the turquoise waters are best chased with alfresco dining in the Restaurant at Amanzoe. Dip into the wine list then head to the spa for a refreshing end to the evening.

Whether you’re after a good vintage villa or the modern undercurrents of a full-finish property, the serenity of Europe’s wine region is something to uncork, breathe in, and savor.

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Oktoberfest in Munich


Since 1810, Munich, Bavaria, Germany has played host to Oktoberfest – the world’s largest “Volksfest,” or traveling funfair and beer festival. Millions of people from around the world travel to the Bavarian capital for the over two-week-long celebration to enjoy millions of liters of special Oktoberfest Beer, food, and festivities; the special beer is brewed within Munich city limits and conforms to the strict “Reinheitsgebot,” sometimes referred to as the “German Purity Law.”

The traditions and celebrations of Oktoberfest are now enjoyed the world over; inspiring unique beers, events, and cuisine far from Germany and the festival’s roots. Just in time for this year’s Oktoberfest, which runs from September 16 – October 3, let’s explore five homes in Bavaria.

Bavaria01.190.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

This historic country house with guest house is situated on an exceptional plot in a dreamlike and quiet location. Close to the forest, with a unique view of the breathtaking alpine scenery with the silhouette of the mountain Watzmann, this home sits on nearly 4,000 square-meters of land with 413 square-meters of living space.

Bavaria118.000.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Striking and minimalistic, this home features remarkable open spaces that are both simultaneously intimate and perfect for entertaining. This energy-efficient, state-of-the-art masterpiece comprises 2,000 square-feet of living space, including an underground garage perfect for displaying an automotive collection.

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Bavaria24.800.000 € EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 2006, this timeless villa features authentic architectural design and state-of-the-art amenities throughout. Epitomizing “modern meets classic,” this home includes a refreshing indoor pool/spa area, an elevator with access to all floors, and a spacious kitchen, all while enjoying abundant natural light.

Bavaria34.150.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

The Lake Tegernsee country house in Rottach Egern, Bavaria is bright, classic escape tucked away into quiet nook of the region. Vibrant colors mix with design elements that call back to days’ past; the cobblestone driveway, sun-soaked gardens, and open fireplace are among these amenities. The home also features a dream-like swimming pool, sheltered terraces, a generous guest area and an elevator.

Bavaria41.450.000 € EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

“Living by Phillippe Stark” is one of the most exciting and exclusive residential projects in the city of Munich. This refurbished historical monument property with concierge service, spa and wellness area offers an international living standard at the highest level. An apartment equipped and furnished like a stately suite – this living space enjoys belonging to a noble and distinguished grand hotel.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in June 2017

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


$2,950,000 USD | Milton, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

“The 6,800-square-foot property includes six bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. The second level offers a guest wing with private bedroom and en suite bathroom, as well as a small fitness area.”

A Contemporary Country House Just Outside Boston – Mansion Global

Football’s Paul Kruger Lists Multi-Sport Colorado Estate – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Tops Individual Sales Volume Category in REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Report for Second Year in a Row – Sotheby’s International Realty

Famed Playboy’s $19 Million New York Triplex Hits the Market – Bloomberg

28 of the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in America – Architectural Digest

A Hamptons Bungalow for All Seasons – Wall Street Journal

Five Homes for Tennis Enthusiasts – Financial Times

Historic Houston Estate of Late Tootsies Owner to Hit the Market –

A Greek Revival-Style Mansion Near the Water in Connecticut – Mansion Global

For Sale: 7 Properties for Boat Enthusiasts – The Week

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

A Single-Family House in Toronto’s Rosedale Neighborhood May be the City’s Best Status Symbol – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Frankfurt, Germany – The New York Times

Sotheby’s Sells Andy Warhol’s First “Selfie” for £6MBlouin ArtInfo

Unwind | Libraries


Books are tangible pathways that lead to different worlds; whether its reliving the past, imagining the future, or traveling to a place that could only exist in your wildest of dreams, escaping into the depths of a good story has long been a pastime. In this week’s installment of Unwind, discover homes from around the world with libraries and reading spaces perfect for relaxing with a good book.

NewYork$15,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Perched atop a prewar coop, this recently and fully renovated penthouse is distinguished by incredible light and spectacular views. Beautifully scaled rooms with multiple exposures and corner outlooks abound, and the unique charm and grace of a Rosario Candela penthouse is present throughout. Notable features include a light-filled library, French doors opening onto the many wrap-around terraces, vistas of Central Park, ample blue sky, and views of the surrounding building towers and far beyond.

Mexico$8,000,000 USD | Chapultepec, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

This English-inspired residence sits behind wrought walls and security gates, accessed by a private driveway. Inside, a marble-floored gallery runs east to west across the front of the home, leading to the office and games room/library on the main floor. At the left of the gallery a doorway opens into impressive formal living and dining areas; gracefully illuminated by natural light, both open out to sandstone-paved terraces.

Germany2.098.000 € EUR | Hessen, Germany | Peters & Peters Sotheby’s International Realty

This special villa, which was extensively renovated in 2003, is characterized by its harmonious atmosphere, style and color; its large-area windows, spacious balcony as well as additional terraces ensures that its occupants has a ubiquitous view of the constantly green vistas of an idyllic garden. The ground floor of the villa is devoted to sharing time with family or welcoming guests in an impressive setting – the corner-installed library is a striking take on the classic amenity.

Canada3 200 000 $ CAD | British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Local Salt Spring Island architect Henry (Hank) Schubart, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed a home that would take advantage of the island’s distinctive features minimum disturbance. The result was the present house, completed in 1985. Hank designed the home around the existing, old-growth fir trees and used post-and-beam internal framing and large decks to create a feeling of living within the landscape, rather than imposing on it. The current owners supervised construction of a new studio and guesthouse, again designed by Hank Schubart. The new buildings continued with Hank’s theme of post and beam construction, with local Galiano builders Struen Robertson and Lars Lilholt adding their own creative touches.

Missouri$1,900,000 USD | Ladue, Missouri | Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on a private lot in Ladue, this expansive home offers spaces for both intimate and hosting opportunities; whether it’s a comfortable night in front of the fireplace or one nestled in a comfy chair within the library, or entertaining a large group throughout the residence’s layout, this home is suitable for all. From the front door, you walk into a two-story entry hall, looking into a gorgeous and spacious living room. The spacious gourmet kitchen opens to the hearth room for family gatherings.

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Enthusiast Approved | Galvanizing Garages

More than just a way to travel for many, the cars we drive (and sometimes collect) are symbols of the lifestyle we choose to live. Whether it’s a classic piece of automotive history, or the latest exotic import, let’s discover five homes from around the world fit for displaying and protecting the perfect ride.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

‘ESPACE’ is a brand-new boutique collection of bespoke and nestled amongst Australia’s most visited and loved precincts, everything you love about life is within an easy walk, ride, paddle, sail, train or tram ride. Included in the many offered amenities is an underground garage for up to four vehicles.

New York$1,950,000 USD | Tuxedo Park, New York | Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

The quintessential Tuxedo Park Carriage House masterpiece, this home is private, secluded, and surrounded by nature. The original Wagstaff Carriage house (circa 1896) on this site was completely rebuilt in 2008, with attention to recrafting key elements of the original design and architectural details. Two garages, one on the ground floor, one free standing, have radiant heat and upwards of 15-car capacity, providing exceptional spaces for showcasing a fine automobile collection, potential studios for musicians or artists, or crafts workshop.

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Illinois$14,888,000 USD | Barrington Hills, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

Hidden Ponds is a magnificent European-inspired country estate with several actual hidden ponds and a peaceful lake on 70 acres in the heart of Barrington Hills. Built in 2004, this slate-roofed manor exudes luxury and class with every arch and angle. The stories that this property holds are filled with music and laughter, with the aromas of feasts past, and echoes from the full-sized English Pub. Among this home’s amenities, a 6,000-square-foot vehicle showroom with adjacent storage and maintenance is perfect for the auto-enthusiast.

Germany18.000.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Glory is a quintessential neoclassical home. Built in the modern interpretation of the superlatives it fits harmoniously into the wonderful landscape of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding sought-after neighborhood. Included in this home’s interior is a striking drive-in garage with refined storage for multiple vehicles.

New Jersey$5,400,000 USD | Bernardsville, New Jersey | Kienlen Lattman Sotheby’s International Realty

Poised among celebrated, historic estates, and surrounded by antique stone walls from a bygone era, this 16-room, six-bedroom manor draws inspiration from the grand homes of America’s South. Luxurious materials complemented by design and décor from the finest professionals are abound; transoms crowning windows, wide doorways, tall ceilings, a barrel-ceilinged gallery, multiple fireplaces, and a motor court leading to a four-car garage with mahogany carriage doors are a part of this home’s unique DNA.

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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?”

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Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue XI


From a contemporary mountain home in Aspen, Colorado, to an exquisite lakefront estate in Austin, Texas, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Australia, Belgium, Italy and Germany.

01. Aspen$24,000,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on a captivating front row lot on Aspen’s prestigious Willoughby Way, this home is a vision of contemporary style and sophistication. Intelligently designed by David Johnston Architects and meticulously crafted by Paul Rasmussen, Pitkin Green will be well served by its newest addition. Comprising 8,710 square-feet of elegant, yet comfortable heated living spaces, the development team has brought all of their experience and expertise to bear on this unique project. The home utilizes three levels to incorporate six bedroom suites, six-full baths, two-half baths, exercise room, wine room with bar, o ce, 750-square-foot three-car garage, and 2,960 square-feet of patios and decks. The comprehensive landscape plan allows for enjoyment of the outdoor experience as much as the indoor.

04. East Side$13,900,000 USD | New York City, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage 

On Fifth Avenue, you have it all; the best of the city, architecture, museums, and tree lined streets. Carnegie Hill is a neighborhood that o ers a perfect dose of charm. As you exit the elevator that opens up onto the private landing of your 12-room residence, you are lured into your living room by the captivating views of picture-perfect Central Park, the Central Park Reservoir and the south-facing New York skyline. Beyond perfection, this unimaginable renovated home enjoys soaring ceilings and large picture windows that showcases Central Park greenery from every room.

05. Kuper$11,500,000 USD | Austin, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

This exceptional Mediterranean villa overlooking Lake Austin offers four opulent acres of breathtaking panoramic views surrounded by a lush landscape. This magnificent waterfront estate is highlighted by six oversized bedrooms, seven-full and two-half baths, three living rooms, two dining rooms, wine room, butler’s pantry, gym with kitchenette, library and office, pool, boat house and seven boat slips, four-car garage, and detached guest quarters. Masterfully designed to provide supreme privacy and lavish entertaining while also being conveniently located to downtown.

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Noteworthy Sales from Around the World

AustraliaPrice Undisclosed | Australia | Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty

Offered for sale for the first time, this signature position at the spectacular and sheltered end of Fisherman’s Beach within the tightly held cul-de- sac of Weeroona Estate, provides incredible views across Port Phillip Bay, Police Point and Portsea Pier. Once owned by Australia’s 17th Prime Minister, Harold Holt, this 1,885-square-meter allotment is the perfect private setting for this modern home. Constructed in 1990 and featuring a N/S mod-grass tennis court and fully tiled self -cleaning pool, the home also features private stairs, providing quick beach access to the water’s edge and stunning cove of Weeroona Bay. Comprising five bedrooms over two levels, the residence also offers a spacious kitchen that overlooks the dining and living areas with a gas log fireplace that spills out to a generous terrace where ships sailing through punctuate an otherwise serene outlook.

Italy€5.550.000 EUR | Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

This one-of-a-kind penthouse, situated in a prestigious building built at the end of the 19th century, enjoys unrivaled views of the Castello Sforzesco. The property is set over two floors and features a large living room on the top floor with double sun light exposure, game and reading area, dining room, bath, kitchen with balcony and a service area with laundry and bathroom. The top floor is complemented by a planted panoramic terrace. The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and bathroom while the home also offers a second double bedroom and a large bedroom with adjacent bathroom all situated downstairs.

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