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

#TravelTuesday | Fodor’s GO List 2017 – Part II

This #TravelTuesday, join us as we continue our discovery of properties in some of the hottest cities ranked in the Fodor’s 2017 GO List.

Wellington, New Zealand

1 - New Zealand

$4,200,000 NZD | Wellington, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Fodor’s suggests visiting Wellington during its warmest months – December through March.  Nestled on over 2.5 hectares of land, this contemporary masterpiece was designed by renowned architect John Mills.  The home spans more than 5,000 square-feet and includes four bedrooms, indoor and outdoor living spaces, a wall of windows framing views of the surrounding rugged hillside and a recreational annex with sauna and heated swimming pool.

Saxony, Germany

2 - Germany

€3.500.000 EUR | Saxony, Germany | Berlin Sotheby’s International Realty

This May through October, plan a trip to Saxony.  A unique old-meets-new property, the estate comprises a modern main house built in 2012 as well as a renovated natural stone house originally built in the 19th century that serves as a guest house.  With sharp lines and sleek finishes, the main house boasts an open living space and indoor swimming pool.

Oaxaca, Mexico

3 - Mexico

$985,000 USD | Oaxaca, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

Oaxaca is a year-round destination.  A multi-level villa, this property spans 9,735 square-feet and features nine bedrooms, a 30-person dining area, indoor and outdoor living spaces and a pool.  Constructed in a Mexican Colonial-style, the home was built using natural regional materials, has talavera ceramic finishes and is in close proximity to the beach.

Lima, Peru

4 - Peru

$1,550,000 USD | Lima, Peru | Peru Sotheby’s International Realty

Lima is another year-round destination, but the weather is especially favorable during its summer months of January through March.  Overlooking the city, this duplex penthouse has five bedrooms, a 12-person dining room and private elevator access.  There is additionally a large terrace complete with a pool, state-of-the-art BBQ and pizza oven.

Helsinki, Finland

5 - Finland

€2.320.000 EUR | Helsinki, Finland | Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty

Fodor’s recommends a trip to Helsinki during the summer months.  A two-story loft apartment, this residence is located in the heart of the city.  Originally built in 1898, the property was renovated in 2013 and boasts high-end finishes throughout including exposed brick and Gaggenau appliances in the kitchen.  The 2,497-square-foot apartment includes three bedrooms, large kitchen, grand living and dining area, high-ceilings and private elevator access.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in August 2016

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


$3,275,000 USD | Orange Beach, Alabama | Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty

“The 5,200-square-foot house sits on just over an acre. There are four bedrooms in the main residence, in addition to a bedroom in the attached guest suite. There’s also a two-car garage with a workshop.”

In Alabama, a Contemporary Residence with Bayou Views – Mansion Global

A Horta House in Belgium with Art Nouveau Appeal – International New York Times

For Sale: 6 Cool Geometric Homes – The Week

A Modern Home Rises in Denver’s Cherry Creek Neighborhood – Mansion Global

For Ceilings, What a Difference a Foot Makes – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Lima – The New York Times

Sneek Peek: This Villa in Goa Worth over $1 Million is Elegant, Luxurious and Even has an Infinity Pool – Business Insider India

In Suzhou, a Garden-style Home with a Modern Twist – Mansion Global

A Prized Location, with Culture, on French Riviera – International New York Times

Emmy-winning Director Paris Barclay Lists his Valley Village Home for Sale – Los Angeles Times

Want More Peace and Quiet? Move into these 10 Secluded Spaces – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s HK to Auction Unique Old and New World Wines this September – Blouin ArtInfo