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Video of the Week: Panoramic Villa in Positano, Salerno, Italy

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Italy Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Sabrina Majello for more information

Villa “Casa nel Porto” stands in one of the most sought-after regions of Positano, close to the beach of Arienzo. The villa, completely hidden between the towering rocks and lush vegetation, looks down on the true spectacle of the Amalfi Coast. The breathtaking view overlooks the sea, from which you can see, the natural wonder that is Positano, Li Galli, and Punta Campanella.

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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


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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


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Video of the Week: Ancient Abbey with Medieval Tower in Orvieto, Terni, Italy


Italy Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Valentina Hall for more information

The beauty of this ancient dwelling lies in its history, in fact, caverns were discovered nearly 100 years ago underneath the villa facing south. During the middle ages a five story defense tower was built and remains today. Surrounding the villa was a monastery founded and maintained by the Grey Friars up until the middle of the 18th century, and in the following 200 years, the remaining buildings, churches, and chapels that had been built were used by farmers of the former owner.

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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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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in November 2017

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

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$12,995,000 USD | Jupiter, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

“Nearly every one of the ceilings has a mural, which he [homeowner, Dan Colussy] had painted by a number of artists from around the world.”

First, Hire an Artist. Then, Build the House – Wall Street Journal

Rock Icon Sammy Hagar Lists Oceanside Hawaiian Retreat for $3.3 Million – Los Angeles Times

A Home for Rowing on the Italian Lakes – Financial Times

Sea, Sand and Seclusion on 55 Acres in Tasmania – Mansion Global

Leave Your Cares Behind at This Private Estate in the Dominican Republic – Robb Report

6 Swoon-Worthy Lowcountry Homes You Can Buy Right Now – Coastal Living

Foresty 1930s Topanga Retreat Asks $1.15M – Curbed

Seven Homes with Heritage – Financial Times

Renovated Duplex Loft in a Chic Area of Brussels – Mansion Global

5 Homes for Ski Enthusiasts Who Want to Hit the Slopes this Winter – Robb Report

Mountain Resorts Aim to Create Aspen in New England – Wall Street Journal

Prices of Houses in Los Angeles Hit a New High – Financial Times

The Hottest New Condo Trend is Reusing Old Buildings – New York Post

Of Frontiers and Farmhouses: The Escape of Ranch Living – T Brand Studio

10 Vineyard Homes You Can Actually Move Into – Elle Decor

At RM Sotheby’s, a $2.6 Million Bugatti Chiron is Entry-Level – Bloomberg

Inside Look: First Auction at Sotheby’s Dubai – Forbes


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Architectural Spotlight | Enchanting Chalets

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Nestled into the sides of mountains, these often-snowy homes are also ideal for the ski-enthusiast, or simply someone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. Originating in Europe’s Alpine region, these wooden residences predominantly feature heavy, gently-sloping rooves and wide, angular eaves showcased in the front of the structure. Time and cultural developments around skiing and hiking have transformed these one-time seasonal farm buildings into sought after landing pads during prime recreational periods in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

Let’s discover five enchanting chalets from Italy to Utah.

ItalyPrice Upon Request | Courmayeur, Italy | Turin Sotheby’s International Realty

This estate includes in its offering two historical villas and a chalet – comprising nearly 2,300 square-meters. Richly detailed throughout with traditional uses of wooden accents, exposed beams, and exuding warmth, the property is an ideal escape; surrounded by an over 7,000-square-meter park, the home offers the utmost in privacy, seclusion and tranquility.

SwitzerlandPrice Upon Request | Verbier, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled in a calm area within the heart of Verbier, this captivating property consists of an exclusive master chalet as well as a separate chalet, ideally located to accommodate staff or renovated as separate annex. The master chalet was constructed to the highest standards and designed by a world renowned interior architect boasting a spacious layout over 1,400 square-meters and built with luxurious and authentic materials, amongst which are rare reclaimed wood and hand-crafted natural stones.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Megève, France | Propriétés de Megève Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as “Tigre Blanc,” this masterfully executed ski-in/ski-out chalet spans approximately 420 square-meters and features a spacious living room at first floor with lounge, bar, wine cellar, professional kitchen, and terrace. Six bedrooms, a dormitory and a spa area with Jacuzzi, gym and steam room are also among its offerings.

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Andorra1.300.000 € | Saint Julia De Loria, Andorra | Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty

This chalet-tower in Andorra showcases incredible mountain vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows. The inviting home offers four bedrooms, three-full baths, large living room with fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and access to a 30-square meter terrace. Also, included in the residence’s amenities is parking for five vehicles.

Utah$6,150,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,407-square-foot home is designer furnished, inspired by a modern Scandinavian ski chalet – distinctly eclectic, chic, and natural. Tucked into the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, vintage and contemporary highs and lows make this the perfect home-away-from-home to live the Montage Lifestyle.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in November 2017

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

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€15.000.000 EUR | Firenze, Florence, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

“Perched on the highest point of the esteemed Costa San Giorgio hillside community sits Via del Forte di San Giorgio, a picturesque villa looking out across the Italian city.”

This Florence Estate Offers Million-Dollar Views of Il Duomo di Firenze – Robb Report

An Innovative Home on 67 Acres in a Temperate Canadian Spot – Mansion Global

Live the High Life: Six Mountain Homes – Financial Times

Own a $33 Million Israeli Villa Set on the Edge of the Mediterranean Sea – Robb Report

9 of the Most Famous Family Properties on the Market – Architectural Digest

Maya Lin’s First Apartment Design Selling for $11.5 Million – Mansion Global

Beat the Blues at this Waterfront Home on Mykonos – Robb Report

Jerry Perenchio’s Malibu Beach Cottage Sells for $1.3 Million Over the Asking Price – Los Angeles Times

C$36.2 Million Estate is North Vancouver’s Priciest Listing – Mansion Global

Glimpse the Atlantic Ocean from Almost Every Room in this Portugal Home – Robb Report

Recent Sales and Boldface Names – The New York Times

The Next Hot Summer Spot: A Ski Resort – Wall Street Journal

Green Goes Upscale: The Art of Upcycling – Sotheby’s

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

The BMW Z8 Steve Jobs Owned is Going Up for Sale – CNBC


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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | September 2017

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From a sprawling historic ranch in Hawaii to a historic palazzo in Rome, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Hawaii$260,000,000 USD | Maunaloa, Hawaii | Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty

The Island of Molokai, central to the main Hawaiian Islands, has for generations been an oasis for Hawaiian royalty, tycoons and naturalists alike. Comprising approximately 55,575 acres and 35% of the island, Molokai Ranch is the most significant offering in the state of Hawaii. The successful new owner will be among the top five private landowners in the state.

California$25,000,000 USD | Redondo Beach, California | Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

With over 62,000 square-feet of beachfront property on two parcels, this dramatic compound is almost impossible to duplicate. The main house comprises over 10,000 square-feet of exquisite living area, and the “companion house” has over 5,500 square-feet. Both homes are located behind gated entrances, both with direct access to the sand, a spectacular pool with spa, a private sand volleyball court, and a large yard. The views span from Palos Verdes through the beach cities, including the entire Santa Monica Bay.

Bahamas$39,000,000 USD | Nassau, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Magnificent and one-of-a-kind, this grand 20,000-square-foot home is bespoke, sits on approximately one-and-one-half acres, with 246 linear feet of gorgeous sandy beach. Its southern border backs the 16th hole of the Ocean Club Estates Golf Course. This beachfront estate is equipped with resort-style amenities including an infinity-edged pool, pool deck, outdoor shower and professional tennis court with an air-conditioned pavilion.

New York$34,950,000 USD | New York City, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

With 140 feet of Park Views on two levels, this incomparable Penthouse is one of the most significant to come to market; a renovation that took several years has transformed the home into an oasis above the Park. The Penthouse has a large terrace with a clear glass parapet wall on Central Park, spanning the entire 21st floor with access from magnificent French doors. The Penthouse offers approximately 3,974 square-feet of interior living 480 square-feet of terrace space.

ItalyPrice Upon Request | Rome, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Palazzo Sacchetti is a late Renaissance building among the most beautiful of Rome. Its construction was carried out in 1542 by Sangallo, the architect of Palazzo Farnese and coadjutor of Raffaello in the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica. Sangallo built it for himself, dedicating the last years of his life to make it the “perfect building.” In 1608, it was bought by the Archbishop of Naples, who built the chapel frescoed by Agostino Ciampelli. Later, in the second half of the 17th century It was purchased by the Marquis Sacchetti of Florence. Palazzo Sacchetti is a pearl in the heart of Rome; not surprisingly it has been used as a set for some scenes in the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty, of which the eternal city is the real protagonist.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in September 2017

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

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$1,995,000 USD | Dallas, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

“Picture a Loire Valley château reimagined for Texas, and you have this utterly fairytale-like castle. Featuring an eye-catching turret— with a whimsical Juliet balcony— steeply pitched roof with enchanting dormer windows, and Old World lead glass windows, this quaint, but spacious Texan castle has personality in spades.”

Outside Dallas, a Castle-Style Home Brings a Bit of France to Texas – Mansion Global

Prime Properties with a Bountiful Harvest – Financial Times

Tommy Hilfiger Again Slashes Millions off Plaza Hotel Penthouse – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in South Carolina – Sotheby’s International Realty

East Hampton Tudor with 10,000 Square-Feet Asking $3.2M – Curbed

4 Incredible Homes for Sale with Vineyards Attached – Galerie

Property of the Month: A Former Monastery on Italy’s Glamorous Amalfi Coast – Boat International

Stately Jefferson Park Craftsman with Updates Galore Lists for $1.2M – Curbed

A Mexican Wave – Financial Times

Grape Expectations – Portfolio

Stockholm’s Most Fashionable Neighborhood Offers Architectural Gems – Mansion Global

Tech Millionaires Prop Lake Tahoe Property Market – Financial Times

The Time is Ripe for Home Buyers in Bordeaux – Wall Street Journal

Hurdlr Earns Grand Prize at Realogy FWD Innovation Summit – Realogy

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

Vivien Leigh’s Jewelry on Auction at Sotheby’s – The New York Times