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

 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in October 2017

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

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$15,800,000 USD | Honolulu, Hawaii | LIST Sotheby’s International Realty

“It’s always vacation time at this house on the eastern shores of Oahu, Hawaii. Here, every single day you’ll wake up to endless ocean views capped by the volcanic cone, Diamond Head, that largely defines that landscape of the island.”

An Open and Airy Abode on One of Hawaii’s Most Beautiful Beaches – Mansion Global

Elie Tahari Asks $45 Million for Hamptons Home – Wall Street Journal

An Amenity-Rich Home in Melbourne’s Toniest Suburb – Mansion Global

Seven Great Houses for Entertaining – Financial Times

Estée Lauder Chairman Buys $23.5 Million Co-op – The New York Times

7 Stunning Homes for Sale in Maine – Coastal Living

Property of the Week: A Converted Railway Loft in San Francisco – The Spaces

Wooden it be Lovely – Five Cabin Homes – Financial Times

Sculptural Smart Estate Designed by Guy Dreier Going for Nearly $45 Million – Robb Report

One57 Condo of Ferrari-Collecting Canadian Billionaire Asks $70M – Curbed

House Hunting in… Victoria, British Columbia – The New York Times

Penthouses in São Paulo: A World Away from the City’s Intensity – Financial Times

Montreal Real Estate Gets Fancy – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Johannesburg – The New York Times

Portland Offers a Run For Your Money – Financial Times

10 Homes That Are Modern-Living Goals – Inside and Out – Elle Decor

Cartier Tutti Frutti Bracelet Highlights Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction – Forbes

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in September 2017

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

imagereader.aspx-4$260,000,000 USD | Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty | Maunaloa, Hawaii

“A parcel of land that encompasses almost the entire western side of the Hawaiian island of Molokai is going on the market for $260 million. Called Molokai Ranch, the roughly 55,575-acre property spans about 35% of the rural island, encompassing 20 miles of coastline, a multitude of secluded beaches, ranch land and forests.”

A Chunk of the Hawaiian Island of Molokai Seeks $260 Million – Wall Street Journal

An Iconic Gilded Age ‘Cottage’ Offers Waterfront Access in Bar Harbor, Maine – Mansion Global

The Boldest Brutalist Homes for Sale in the World – Architectural Digest

Prime properties with an Asian influence – Financial Times

Surprise: Greenwich Home Sells For $2 Million Over Asking – Wall Street Journal

17th-century estate on 75 acres asks $10M – Curbed

You’re Going to Want to Live In This White Farmhouse for Sale in Vermont – Country Living

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

Historic Seven Sisters home in Montauk goes up for sale, asking $16.25M – Curbed

San Francisco Loft with Room for Dancing – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in … Corsica – The New York Times 

Bohemian vibe attracts homebuyers to Taos – Financial Times

Montreal’s Mountainous Westmount Area Sees Influx of Younger Luxury Buyers – Mansion Global

Sunbaths and Solar Power: The Elegance of Eco-Living – T Brand Studio

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

Sotheby’s Launches Its First-Ever Contemporary Photography Auction, Tapping Into a Newly Hot Market – ArtNet

Three Homes Once Belonging to Campbell Soup Company Heirs

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Whether it’s the comfort offered in a classic flavor or a famed modernist masterpiece by Andy Warhol, the Campbell Soup Company and their iconic can are pop-cultural and culinary staples. The Dorrance family represents the heirs to the aforementioned household name brand and, as recently covered by Mansion Global  and The Wall Street Journal, three of the family’s homes have recently come to market in the Northeastern United States.

BirdHouse1$12,500,000 USD | Newport, Rhode Island | Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty 

The first, known as “The Bird House,” is the former home Dorrance Hill Hamilton and can be found at one of the highest points in Newport, Rhode Island. State-of-the-art in every aspect, from geothermal heating and cooling to exquisitely crafted details and top-of-the-line amenities, the soaring two-story entrance hall and living room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace enjoy panoramic ocean views. 

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Dorrance, or “Dodo” as she was known by her closest friends, passed away this past April at 88. Before her death, she spared no expense to create a beautiful sanctuary using all that modern technology can provide including Tischler custom windows and doors, three-stop elevator, radiant heated floors, whole house generator, and exquisite landscaping.

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At nearly 10,000 square-feet of living space on over three-and-one-half-acres, the home bears it’s ornithological moniker from its many bird-inspired design elements throughout.

LindenHill1$16,500,000 USD | Gladwyne, Pennsylvania | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty 

The second home, named “Linden Hill,” can be found in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Designed between 1928 and 1931 by Edmund B. Gilchrist for stockbroker Rodman Ellison Griscom, this French Norman-Style home was owned by the Dorrance family for over 50 years.

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Sprawling 67 acres, discover an initial courtyard formed by turreted caretaker’s quarters, a 10-car garage, stables and additional staff houses leads to the crest of a hill. At the end of a narrow-walled lane, the magnificent manor house reveals itself, a majestic example of inspired design of breathtaking scale and symmetry. Pass through the courtyard entry where brick chimney stacks on guest houses cleverly frame the main house, and behold a truly historic mansion, beautifully maintained with complete respect for its origins, yet offering every modern amenity. 

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Its grand-scale formal rooms offer elegant and easy, expansive or intimate entertaining spaces. Private quarters are equally inviting with family living quarters that accommodate guests for short-term or extended stays. Beyond the main house are two pools, a pool house, tennis court and a beautiful aviary, all set within absolutely stunning gardens and grounds.

Maine1$6,295,000 USD | Bar Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty 

Lastly, we find ourselves in Bar Harbor, Maine at “La Rochelle” – a captivating waterfront retreat and one of the village’s most treasured addresses. As covered in Mansion Global, the home is truly an iconic piece of Bar Harbor’s legacy.

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In the early 1940s, the home belonged to Tristram and Ethel Colket; before marrying Tristram, Ethel bore the surname Dorrance as she was daughter of John Thompson Dorrance, co-founder of the Campbell Soup Company. Built in 1902, this Georgian Revival masterpiece was the village’s first brick summer cottage.

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Looking out over Frenchman Bay, this sprawling home is an architectural and historic masterpiece; among its features are forty-one rooms in the 13,000 plus square-feet of living space, manicured gardens and lawn, and nearly three oceanfront acres.

On six of the Earth’s seven continents, discover exclusive tours of luxury homes on the Extraordinary Living blog

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in July 2017

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

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Price Upon Request | Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France | Propriétés de Provence Sotheby’s International Realty

“There are elaborate frescoes, hand-painted ceilings, massive tapestries…antique silk wallpaper, and decoration by painters, including Marius Granet. The castle has its own chapel, guard rooms, subterranean passages from its time as a fortress, and a massive kitchen that appears to have remained largely unchanged for the better part of 300 years.”

Own a 1,000-Year Old Castle in France for $17 Million – Bloomberg

Property in Southampton, N.Y., Asks $150 Million – Wall Street Journal

Old Meets New in this Luxury Apartment in Bustling Beijing – Mansion Global

6 Extraordinary Homes that Look Like Castles – The Week

Maine Attraction: Buy a Historic New England Bed and Breakfast – Robb Report

Five Properties Perfect for Car Enthusiasts – Financial Times

A Private Beach Retreat That’s Part of an Eco-Conscious Community – Mansion Global

Actress Kate Walsh Lists L.A. Home for $4.25 Million – Wall Street Journal

‘Iconic Vineyard Estate’ Embodies Indoor/Outdoor Napa Valley Living – SFGate

6 Charming Homes in Pittsburgh – The Week

Woolworth Renovations are a Perfect Blend of the Past and the Future – New York Post

House Hunting in… the Bahamas – The New York Times

In Houston Real Estate, Home Sales Soar – Houston Chronicle

Sotheby’s to Auction Vivien Leigh’s Personal Belongings – WWD

The Great Outdoors | National Park Neighbors

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There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.
~ Teddy Roosevelt, President of the United States

From coast to coast, the United States is home to 58 national parks; preserved and protected, these sacred lands showcase the varied natural beauty available throughout the country. Our last installment of the Great Outdoors takes us to homes in four of these treasured places; from east to west let’s visit Acadia, Shenandoah, Grand Teton, and Pinnacles National Park in search for nature’s finest.

Maine$1,200,000 USD | Bar Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

Completely renovated in 2014, Bogue Chitto was the site of The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty and Maine Home + Design Magazine’s 2014 Designer Showhouse. The remaining shorefront and interior lots are being developed with new homes. All residents of Bogue Chitto enjoy rights to the dock and oceanfront deck area. Located directly across the road from the entrance to Acadia National Park, the location of Bogue Chitto is ideally situated for access to all of the areas most coveted spots.

Virginia$1,699,000 USD | Huntly, Virginia | Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty

Holland Hill harmonizes one’s living environment with nature. Expansive views as far as the eye can see are enjoyed from all directions. This 25-acre property is nestled in the foothills of the Shenandoah National Park in the verdant county of Rappahannock, Virginia. The Appalachian Trail, mountain stream fishing and local vineyards are some of the area’s most noteworthy escapes. Professionally designed and constructed in 2008 with efficiency and a low environmental footprint in mind, this geo-thermal house shares a strong bond with its environment.

National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.
~ John F. Kennedy, President of the United States

Wyoming$2,495,000 USD | Jackson, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

This 4,850-square-foot home is in the heart of Grand Teton National Park; looking directly at the Tetons from this over three-acre parcel, hike, bike, or fish in the park with this elegant home as your starting point. The home includes a kitchen for the gourmet cook and entertaining, a separate office/study, an exercise room and a sitting room off the master bedroom. The very well thought out floor plan captures the expansive views of the Grand and Teton Range as well as surrounding mountains.

California$1,495,000 USD | Soledad, California | Home & Ranch Sotheby’s International Realty

Experience the sprawling views of the Salinas Valley and West Pinnacles National Park from this private 160-acre ranch in the Gabilan Mountain Range. The unique estate boasts active production of ultra-premium Chalone AVA Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, onsite ATV trails, and Pinnacles National Park trail access. The exceptional residence is meticulously designed with high-end finishes, open floor plan, stone wine cellar, lap pool, and floor-to-ceiling windows that take in picturesque views from every room.

Don’t miss the rest of our Great Outdoors Series

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in February 2017

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

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$1,695,000 USD | Portland, Maine | Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

“Sitting on a corner lot, this renovated Victorian farmhouse provides views of Casco Bay. The five-bedroom home includes five fireplaces, hardwood floors, and original carved-wood banisters, doors, and mantels.”

For Sale: 6 Charming Homes in Portland, Maine – The Week

Wyoming Ranch Seeking $53 Million Finds a Buyer – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Barcelona – The New York Times

A Connecticut Home that Lets in the Light – Wall Street Journal

Vintage Details Grace Elegant 1920s Colonial in Altadena – Los Angeles Times

A Classic Seaside Home in Massachusetts – Wall Street Journal

Luxury Warehouse Living Growing in Popularity in Australia – Mansion Global

Traditional House in Encino Puts Forth a Fresh New Face – Los Angeles Times

For Chinese Home Buyers, Seattle is the New Vancouver – Wall Street Journal

Homes that Sold for Around $1.5 Million and Up – The New York Times

Seattle’s Most Expensive Penthouse on the Market Lists for $13.8M – Mansion Global

New Wave of Homebuyers from Russia Increasingly Part of Miami’s Mainstream – Miami Herald

Sotheby’s Goes Risque in First-Ever Erotic Art Auction – Artnet News

RM Sotheby’s Paris 2017 – Auction Results – Sports Car Digest

#TravelTuesday | Fall Getaways – Part I

This #TravelTuesday, explore properties in the best fall getaway destinations, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network boats branded offices in 13 of the top locations ranked worldwide.

Savannah, Georgia

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$2,625,000 USD | Savannah, Georgia | Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated within a gated community on the Vernon River, enjoy autumn in this custom-built southern estate.  Spanning 6,300 square-feet, the home offers both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas including a two-story great room with wet bar, a wine room, solarium, breakfast nook, a covered patio overlooking the river, and a covered dock with dining area.  The home also boasts a custom hand-painted mural by a well-known Savannahian artist.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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$10,250,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Revel in Jackson Hole’s favorable autumn climate in this sprawling mountainside log cabin.  The home, which stands three-stories tall, is constructed of Douglas Fir log rounds and dry-stack stone and features a game room, theater room and skiers’ lounge.  It is in close proximity to picturesque hiking trails and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Charleston, South Carolina

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$5,900,000 USD | Charleston, South Carolina | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

Take in the season’s Charleston charm in this English-inspired gothic lakefront manor.  Enjoy the outdoors with the property’s pool, cabana, alfresco kitchen and loggia.  The home additionally boasts intricate finishes throughout including extensive mahogany molding and trim, reclaimed antique heart pine floors and beams, custom cabinetry and hand cut stone exterior finishes.

Acadia National Park, Maine

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$2,475,000 USD | Northeast Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

Located just a few miles south of Acadia National Park, this unique and rustic property offers the best of fall in New England.  The property’s landscape includes a variety of trees, perennials, paths, stone bridge, a restored farm road leading down to a rear meadow and is in close proximity to hiking trails that lead into Acadia.

San Francisco, California

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$6,000,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

With fall being the off-season for San Francisco’s tourism, enjoy the metropolis from the Telegraph Terrace penthouse.  The captivating apartment features breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and is in close proximity to many of the city’s main attractions.  The home spans 5,654 square-feet and includes grand entertaining spaces and seven outdoor terraces.

New York, New York

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$9,250,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Admire the beauty of autumn in New York City from this triplex penthouse overlooking Central Park.  Located on the Upper West Side, the apartment features three bedrooms, 10-foot ceilings and a 380-square-foot terrace ideal for entertaining and watching the leaves change colors.  The apartment is in a landmarked building with a full-time doorman and live-in superintendent.

Video of the Week: Tranquil Oceanfront Home in Kittery, Maine

$3,850,000 USD | Kittery, Maine | Anne Erwin Sotheby’s International Realty

From the rocky coast of Maine, inspiration and tranquility come easy. Featuring ocean vistas on nearly all sides, this exquisitely remodeled and expanded home takes full advantage of its incredible oceanfront location and neighboring open space. Like the transition of sea and sky from the outdoors in, graceful archways move you from room to room, shrouded in light and capturing the essence of Coastal Maine living. The large chef’s kitchen is something of a dream, sharing an open floor plan with a great room which is framed by broad expanses of glass. The ocean-side deck is perfect for summer evenings, while multiple fireplaces help warm the ocean breeze on the cooler nights. Intricate details throughout this home make it one to remember, such as the dark hardwood flooring, custom master bath with a window in the shower, handsome library/office, window seat breakfast nook and ornate crown molding. This unique property blurs the boundaries between the comfort of home and the bold and daring ocean.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in March 2016

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

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€4.750.000 EUR | Bordeaux, France | Bordeaux Sotheby’s International Realty

“Built in the 16th century for the mistress of Henri I, the king of Navarre, this grand castle is nestled in the picturesque French countryside, just an hour and a half from Bordeaux. “

The Magnificent $5.2 Million French Chateau Once Belonged to a King – Architectural Digest

Waterfront Home Where No Two Rooms are Alike – Wall Street Journal

Five Properties for Sale with Mills – Financial Times

Listing of the Day: A Hillside Knockout in Austin – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Alabama – Sotheby’s International Realty

For Sale: 6 Beautiful Island Homes – The Week

Homes that Got the Run of the Mill – Wall Street Journal

Listing of the Day: A Former Carriage House with a Watchtower – Mansion Global

Ireland’s Castle Market Refortified by Influx of New Buyers – Financial Times

The Most Expensive Cities in the World to Live – Wall Street Journal

Why Collecting Books Can be a Deep Source of Pleasure – Financial Times

Once in a Lifetime: Sculpture Prices Set New Records – The Telegraph