5 Homes Ready for Super Bowl LII

One of the world’s most anticipated sporting events is once again upon us; Super Bowl LII will see the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles faceoff for the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy on Sunday in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

While U.S. Bank Stadium can seat 65,000 die-hard gridiron fans, its estimated that more than 150 million viewers around the world will be in front of their TVs with friends and families to enjoy the game, the cinematic commercials and film trailer debuts, and show-stopping half time performance by Justin Timberlake.

From a modern home bar in the host city of Minneapolis to an outdoor piece of paradise in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, these five homes are ready for the big game.

Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Julie Regan & Jeff Hornig for more information

Don’t miss a second of the action in this home in Minneapolis. It features a vibrant bar with multiple viewing options and seating for many guests, all while providing a thoroughly modern take on the sports bar experience.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Bill Churchill for more information

This Tudor Revival-style home in Dallas’ esteemed University Park will make you feel like you have sideline seats; nestle into comfy leather recliners and bask in the glow of the 12’ by 7’ projection screen as this THX sound equipped home theater brings every moment to you.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Frank Aazami & David Mayo for more information

Continue traveling west and you’ll reach this more than eight-acre estate in Scottsdale, Arizona. An athlete’s paradise with sport court, putting green and weight room among its amenities, enjoy the Super Bowl outdoors from a fully-equipped wet bar and kitchen.

Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Sharon Kurtz for more information

Nestled on two gated acres in Alpine, New Jersey, enjoy Sunday’s matchup in regal fashion inside this French-inspired estate. The majestic theater space showcases a vaulted ceiling with a Tromp L’oeil masterpiece and is ideal for grand scale entertaining.

Queretaro Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Sara Salazar for more information

Hacienda Las Fincas in San Miguel de Allende is a modern-style ranch on nearly three hectares inside an exclusive gated community. While the spacious home does offer an equipped home theater inside, you can also take in every exciting moment while enjoying year-round favorable weather from the terrace – complete with bar, pizza oven, grill, and high-definition television.

Watch Super Bowl LII Sunday at 6:30pm ET on NBC

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

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in July 2017

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


$30,000,000 AUD | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

“A waterfront mansion on Australia’s Gold Coast is poised to break a local record if it fetches the asking price of A$30 million (US$24 million).”

Gold Coast Mansion Could Beat Local Price Records – Mansion Global

Better with Age? Napa Valley Vineyard Estate Relists One Year Later at $42 Million, a 10% Bump – Forbes

Homes with a Bright Future: Five Colourful Properties – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Executive Says Consumer Confidence is Strong Across the Globe – Mansion Global

Harvey Weinstein Cuts Hamptons Home Price to $12.4 Million – Wall Street Journal

Property of the Week: A Dutch Eco-Home Built into the Earth – The Spaces

6 Beautiful Homes Near National Parks – The Week

A Southern-Style Manor in New Jersey with Porches Galore – Mansion Global

6 Stellar Holiday Homes for Sale Right Now – The Spaces

A Young Waterfront Property in Connecticut with an Old Soul – Wall Street Journal

Dubai Villa Sells for AED100 Million – Mansion Global

A Wave of Luxury Sales Buoys Hamptons Property Market – Wall Street Journal

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

Wild 2006 Lamborghini Concept S Offered at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale – Automobile Magazine

Luxury Living | A Historic Piece of Princeton, New Jersey

One of Princeton University’s greatest benefactors and former owner of Drumthwacket (the estate that serves as the home for New Jersey’s sitting governor), Moses Taylor Pyne is an important figure in the state’s history.

$2,375,000 USD | Princeton, New Jersey | Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty
Built as a dairyman’s residence and milk barn, the property at 505 Mercer Road in Princeton, New Jersey is part of the collection of outbuildings Pyne added to Drumthwacket estate in the early twentieth century.


After purchasing the property in 1893 from its original owner, Pyne proceeded to convert the estate into extensively landscaped gardens as well as a model farm, a space for experimenting with new agricultural techniques – a common feature at elegant estates of the period. Pyne’s model farm included Rockwood Dairy, the model dairy that is now the house [at 505 Mercer].


The house, like the other outbuildings added to the estate, was designed by Pyne’s favorite architect, Raleigh C. Gildersleeve, and was completed in 1901.


When the current owners purchased the house directly from the dairyman’s family in 1988, it required extensive updating. Architect Glen Fries, the owner, oversaw the renovations, which preserved many of the stunning original elements of Gildersleeve’s design.


The milk barn, originally designed to process the dairy’s milk, has been converted to office and studio space, connected to the house by a colonnade. Pyne spared no expense in his milk barn, which features the famous arched tilework of Rafael Guastavino, who tiled many New York City subway stations, Ellis Island, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, among other iconic landmarks. These tiled spaces remain there today.

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Video of the Week: Pristine Brick Colonial in Old Tappan, New Jersey

$1,888,000 USD | Old Tappan, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

This classic brick colonial is set on over one-acre at the end of a cul-de-sac complete with pool, spa, cabana and a airy covered patio area with built-in barbecue and sitting area. This bespoke home showcases a two-story foyer and family room with fireplace, banquet-sized dining room, gracious living room, a large office with fireplace, and a first floor guest suite with full bath.

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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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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in June 2017

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


$2,375,000 USD | Princeton, New Jersey | Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty

“…[Moses] Pyne’s 1901 Neo-Tudor country house, Rockwood Dairy, was spared no expense, and these intricate details are still seen throughout the home.”

A 19th-Century Princeton Home with Original Details Throughout – Mansion Global

Onetime Los Angeles Home of Groucho Marx Lists – Wall Street Journal

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday: 5 Mid-Century Modern Homes for Sale – Robb Report

A 16th-Century Florence-Area Villa that May Have Been Designed by Michelangelo – Mansion Global

Three Gorgeous Waterfront Estates for Sale – Galerie

1925 Mediterranean-Style House Above the Sunset Strip Seeks $2.3M – Curbed

Six Homes in Remote Places for Buyers Seeking Maximum Privacy – Financial Times

An 18th-Century Irish Home Set on 31 Verdant Acres – Mansion Global

English Tudor Revival Pours on the Ambience in Altadena – Los Angeles Times

Buying a Second House Just Got Easier – Architectural Digest

Melbourne’s ‘Rock Solid’ Suburb of Toorak Has Been Desirable for Over 100 Years – Mansion Global

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

Diamond Ring Purchased for $13 as Costume Jewelry Sells for $848K – CNN

Sotheby’s to Auction Santiago Barberi Gonzalez’s New York Estate – WWD

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

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in New Jersey

Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty to Serve Luxury Residential Real Estate Market  in Avalon and Stone Harbor, New Jersey

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Tim Kerr’s Powerplay Realty in Avalon, New Jersey, is the newest member of its network and will now do business as Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty.

Founded in 1992, the boutique firm is led by Owner Tim Kerr and Broker Ryan Vince. Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury residential real estate market in Avalon and Stone Harbor, New Jersey, along the shore community of Seven Mile Island.

“Tim Kerr and his team are homegrown professionals who are deeply knowledgeable about the local real estate market and have a proven track record of success,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Seven Mile Island is a charming beach community with an attractive luxury residential real estate market.  It is a dynamic area known for its family-friendly atmosphere, beach and water sports, restaurants, and exclusive shopping.  We are proud to welcome Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty to our global network,”

“This community is not just where we do business, it is our home,” said Kerr.  “We are dedicated to providing personal service and building relationships to assure client satisfaction. The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is the perfect complement to the unique and prestigious market of Seven Mile Island. Moreover, affiliating with the brand lends us a credibility and provides us with the tools and global connections to further grow our company.  We are thrilled to be representing the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in our local market.”

Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 2821 Dune Drive in Avalon.  With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty network now has 41 branded offices throughout the state, giving the brand a significant presence in luxury residential real estate markets along the Jersey shoreline, from Rumson to Cape May, as well as major feeder markets to the shore.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 880 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide.  In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD.  Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | April 2017

From an award-winning Rancho Mirage estate in California to the elegant Chateau de la Roche in New Jersey, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

California$16,500,000 USD | Rancho Mirage, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

This exceptional estate in Rancho Mirage is an architectural masterpiece, designed to make you feel on top of the world. From its award-winning exterior landscape design by Wayne Connor, exquisite interiors by Randy Patton, and architectural design from Prest-Vuksic, this modern property epitomizes luxury desert living. The home is built with unique distinctive and handcrafted elements, with each space offering unique details by the finest artisans.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Sydney, New South Wales | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Offered for the first time in 30 years, perfectly positioned and very private, this magnificent north facing, stately residence occupies one of Bellevue Hill’s most coveted parcels of land and commands panoramic views across Sydney Harbor. It is set amidst exceptionally beautiful manicured gardens, with a full size floodlit tennis court, and an infinity pool. This extraordinary three level home has been meticulously updated by renowned architect Howard Tanner.

Italy57.000.000 € EUR | 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 on a project of 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. 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.

St. BartPrice Upon Request | Margiot, St. Barthelemy | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Spacious and luxurious, Villa Joy has six en suite bedrooms, one suitable for staff with a stunning view of Marigot Bay. A deck that runs the length of the house features an extra-long and heated infinity pool. The property also offers a nine-seat theater, gym (complete with sauna), a guest bath and two, lobby-level en suite bedrooms, and there is an elevator. An open, expansive, air-conditioned living area includes an inviting space for conversation and a designer kitchen.

New Jersey$25,000,000 USD | Alpine, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

“Chateau de la Roche” Is one of the finest new construction homes available in the Tri-State region. Built to the highest level of specifications, this steel, limestone, and slate estate totals 25,700 square-feet of unparalleled symmetry, elegance, and grandeur. Perched above Rio Vista Drive on a flat, planted two-acre lot, the gated residence features over $1.5 million of landscaped grounds including a circular court yard driveway, resistance current pool, spa, pool house, fire pit, gazebo, and an enormous outdoor kitchen loggia.

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