Timeless Luxury | North America’s Finest Victorian Manors

If ever there were an antithesis for contemporary design, Victorian architecture would be it. From turrets and towers to spindles and brackets, ornamentation is the telltale characteristic of these cherished homes.

Victorian manors can often be found cheering up neighborhoods, with warm and whimsical colors inviting visitors and residents alike to cozy up in more traditionally defined rooms.

Their complex roof lines—with distinctive gingerbread trims—are each their own unique blend of playfulness, timely elegance, and grandeur. As North America embraced this architectural era without abandon, it plays host to some particularly stunning estates.

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Andrew Ernemann and Craig Morris for more information

Something truly unique, this home in Aspen’s West End neighborhood hinges on sleek, modern construction to annex a classic Victorian home. Spanning over 3,800 square-feet of living space, the original Victorian residence was thoughtfully woven into the remodel and expansion of this captivating property.

An open layout, high ceilings, exposed beams, and seamlessly blended indoor and outdoor spaces complement each other to create a one-of-a-kind experience where the future and past coalesce gracefully.

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada | Contact Alex Irish for more information

Modern refinements completed in 2016 ushered this Oakville charmer into a new era. With over 9,200 square-feet of living space, an elevator connecting to all four levels, and a self-contained coach-house, it’s easy to see why this landmark property stands as one of the area’s finest estate homes.

From the bright bay windows and stained-glass features to the built-in cabinetry and sky-high ceilings, each room in this manor features something special. Keep an eye out for the glass conservatory, marble master en-suite, and herringbone pattern oak hardwood.

Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States

First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Joe Cutajar for more information

Artfully designed and lovingly cared for, the Chadwick House was built in 1883 by a prominent local mariner. Its Queen Anne–style wood frame is set atop brick piers, adding a smart sturdiness to its delicate exterior.

Inside, yesteryear details include carved wood banisters, original fireplaces, heart pine flooring, and original windows with stained detailing. Well-considered updates (granite counters and custom cabinets, among others) leave the rich history of this charming home intact.

Atherton, California, United States

Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Jakki Harlan for more information

Worlds collide in affluent Atherton. After all, it’s here that Silicon Valley’s elite nest in historic Victorian homes, a mere stone’s throw from high-tech innovation. The perfect example can be found in this circa-1885 build, complete with incredible four-story guest tower.

A stunning front porch and upper balcony frame picturesque windows with decorative railings. Inside, warm hardwood flooring and vaulted ceilings traverse a stately library, billiards room, and courtly bedrooms. Added refinement arrives with the carriage house, lush local flora, artist’s studio, and multiple fireplaces.

Somewhere between a bygone era and a love for great detail are the perfect residents for these modern Victorian manors, ready to usher in a new chapter for some much-loved neighborhood icons.

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Happy Halloween 2017


Whether it’s a spine-tingling tale, donning fantastical guises with family and friends, or attending a parade, Halloween is celebrated in different ways around the globe. While its origins are contested, its undeniable that this spooky and celebratory holiday has taken the world by storm; carve up a pumpkin, turn down the lights, and enjoy five homes from New York City to Mexico City that are near world-famous Halloween celebrations.

New York$3,200,000 USD | Greenwich Village, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

This year marks the 44th annual Halloween parade through New York’s Greenwich Village. This residence, perched high atop 136 Waverly Place, is situated in the heart of the parade’s route. Featuring dancers, floats, special guests, and hundreds of costumed participants and spectators, it is truly a sight to be seen and something to experience; the parade is one of the most famous ways to celebrate and enjoy Halloween.

London£2,095,000 | London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This two-bedroom home in London’s Iverna Court is situated on a prime Kensington square in close proximity to High Street Kensington Underground station and a short trip to one of the world’s most popular Halloween attractions. London Dungeon has been frightening audiences since 1976. The Dungeon offers 14 shows and three rides, delivering a truly terrifying selection of experiences for those who dare to enter.

Toronto7 988 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Originally built in 1915, this one-of-a-kind residence in Toronto shares its home with Halloweek and the After Dark Film Festival. A weeklong celebration of costuming, ghoulish dining tours, and Jack-O’-Lantern carving contests, and a celebration of horror, sci-fi, and thriller films from around the world respectively, whether it’s in a theater or enjoying the atmosphere outdoors, Toronto is a city that gets into the Halloween spirit.

Mexico$3,750,000 USD | Mexico City, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the heart of Mexico City, this modern masterpiece is poised to enjoy Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead;” this is how Halloween is celebrated in Mexico. More than 300,000 people are expected to attend the holiday’s events today for Mexico City’s parade – clad in sugar skull makeup, participants honor and celebrate the lost lives of family and friends.

Salem$369,000 USD | Salem, Massachusetts | By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty

This open-concept penthouse loft takes us to Salem, Massachusetts – home of the annual Salem Witch’s Ball. The small New England town is known for the historic Salem Witch Trials and themes its yearly Halloween celebrations around its past; the ball includes live performances and costume contests among its activities.

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Enlightening Studies


American Astronomer Maria Mitchell once said, “The greatest object in educating is to give a right habit of study.” With the end of August comes the start to yet another year of learning as schools around the world prepare for and start new sessions. Take the study from the classroom to the comfort of your home in these enlightened studies from around the world.

Texas$4,850,000 USD | Houston, Texas | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Briar Hollow Brokerage

This home is warm and inviting with artisan-quality craftsmanship. Features include pecan and hickory wide-plank flooring, multi-panel mahogany doors, and detailed crown moldings throughout. The home also features a sparkling Waterford crystal chandelier in the foyer, multiple living areas, a study with mahogany walls and a coffered ceiling, two wet bars, an elevator with mahogany clad walls, a large cedar closet, a library, and sumptuous master suite with two master bedrooms, two bathrooms and an exercise room.

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

In the heart of what is generally considered to be Woollahra’s finest community complex, this exceptional dual level penthouse apartment is a haven of unquestionable distinction. Dominated by panoramic views, the spacious interiors are flooded with the light of a northern aspect. Opening to embrace vistas that stretch down the valley to Double Bay and across the harbor to Bradleys Head and Little Manly in the distance, views also extend to the city skyline and the majestic arch of the Harbor Bridge.

Take a break from studying and relax in these homes with captivating bedrooms

Colorado$4,850,000 USD | Cherry Hills Village, Colorado | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Find privacy and serenity within Cherry Hills Village’s most exclusive enclave; this incredible property features 24-Hour guard-gated entrance, wide-open floor plan, executive office with complete privacy, expansive great room with vaulted ceilings, and backyard patios running the width of the home. All of the home’s rooms are large and spacious with an indelible sense of elegance.

Canada2 988 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This home was designed to take in the view of magnificent treetops from each triple-glaze window. When you enter this traditional home, wood wainscoting frames the foyer; double designer-etched glass paneled doors add style and privacy separating the library/office from the kitchen on opposite sides. A limestone wood-burning fireplace in the library can be seen from the kitchen, casting light on rich wood paneled walls, bookcases, flooring and matching wood shutters. Whether looking out on the beautiful green streetscape from the office or relaxing by the fireplace, this very special home has a resort-like feeling to it.

New York$4,100,000 USD | Rye, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Sited on over one-half-acre within walking distance to Harrison railroad, Rye Golf, and award-winning Osborn Elementary, this six-bedroom, seven-bath home features a fresh transitional interior design maximizing light, space, and flow. Offering nearly 10-foot ceilings on the first floor and nine-foot ceilings on second floor, signature amenities include, bespoke cabinetry, exceptional mill work, two powder rooms, large mud room with built-ins, three fireplaces, and a fully-outfitted chef’s kitchen.

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Architectural Spotlight | Classic Cape Cod Homes


Originating in New England in the seventeenth century by English colonists, the single-story, symmetric, and storm-resistant Cape Cod architectural style remains popular today. Though no longer constricted to the compact size of their predecessors, many of the key features that have helped define this timeless style can be found in more contemporary takes on Cape Cod homes. Discovery the inviting, coastal splendor in these quintessential Cape Cod retreats.

Massachusetts$2,795,000 USD | Falmouth, Massachusetts | Sotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage

This beautiful Cape enjoys spectacular ocean views from almost every room. Offering incredible curb appeal on a professionally landscaped lot, the home spans 5,000 square-feet of living space with five bedrooms, four-full baths, two fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, irrigation, security system, Juliet Balcony, generator, central air-conditioning, and sun room with wet bar overlooking Vineyard Sound.

Canada10 250 000 $ CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Situated in a signature lakeside enclave in sought after Southeast Oakville, this extraordinary and inviting home occupies over 11,000 square-feet of living space and features seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The home sits on the original home site of the Bel Air Estate on approximately three-quarters of an acre, evoking the feeling of a country estate with its twin-gated entrances and forest-like setting. The teams at Gren Weis Architect, Lakehurst Construction, Rodney Deeprose Design and Aldershot Landscaping worked diligently to ensure all work was done to meet the highest construction standards; this is quite apparent the moment you cross the threshold.

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Michigan$6,399,000 USD | Harbor Springs, Michigan | Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty

A gorgeous two-lot Lake Michigan retreat designed to last a lifetime by Marshall Watson interiors, this exceptional 6,000-square-foot residence is situated strategically and was completely remodeled in 2015. Perfect panoramic views of the lush landscape and water are enjoyed from beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.

California$5,200,000 USD | Pismo Beach, California | Wilson & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty

The Cape travels to the West Coast with this lavish oceanfront estate overlooking San Luis Bay in the exclusive gated community of The Bluffs in Shell Beach, California. Indulge yourself in unobstructed panoramic oceanfront views and breathtaking sunsets from almost every room of this stunning home. Intricately designed in the Cape Cod style, this exquisite three-story estate with elevator boasts four bedrooms, five bathrooms and an expansive oceanfront view deck accessed from all the living areas of the main floor.

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The Great Outdoors | Grow Your Garden


With Earth Day approaching on April 22, I’m elated to start our Great Outdoors series in a place near and dear to most of us – the garden. Thomas Jefferson once said, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” With that, let’s not delay as we adventure into four homes with extraordinary spaces to showcase and grow your garden.

EnglandPrice Upon Request | Basingstoke, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This historic estate tells the story of the history of England; through its incarnation from Royal deer park, to hunting lodge, to grand aristocratic residence welcoming great political characters, it certainly has been touched by greatness throughout its many years. The botanical gardens and grounds hold as much historic interest as the house and have a rich and architectural story to tell. The layout of the gardens dates back to the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and their design is attributed to Charles Bridgeman and James Gibbs.

California$33,150,000 USD | St. Helena, California | Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

Gated and immensely private, a long driveway leads to the expansive motor court, primary residence, and guest house complete with high-end finishes and materials, soaring ceilings, and French doors throughout. The sprawling grounds feature an 80-foot swimmer’s pool, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, koi ponds and mature gardens, and various outdoor entertaining areas amidst a stunning panoramic view of Napa Valley.

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Canada17 900 000 $ CAD | Oakville, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Boasting over an acre of land in the heart of the heritage district, you are steps away from cafes, shops and the finest restaurants. From the estate, you are five minutes to the lake and yacht club, where you will find breath taking views of the Toronto skyline in the evening. Built in 2010 by Ferris Rafauli, one of the world’s leading designers of ultra-luxury homes, there is not one detail overlooked; the formal grounds accentuate the beauty and serenity of nature, with custom designed fountains gracing both the front and back gardens.

Florida$32,500,000 USD | Palm Beach, Florida | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Built in 1923, “Casa del Ensuenos” is a rare Venetian-Style estate offering six bedrooms in the main landmark house, a three-bedroom guest house, a dock with boat lift, large pool with cabana and lush, tropical gardens.

Architectural Spotlight | Thoroughly Modern Homes

Modern homes are the tangible results of imagination and perseverance; their masterfully executed design highlights the use of minimalism, striking angles, open layouts and spaces that seamlessly fuse indoor and outdoor spaces. Join us as we walk along the bleeding edge of architectural design and explore four modern homes from around the world.

Luxembourg4.000.000 € EUR | Luxembourg | Luxembourg Sotheby’s International Realty

This exclusive loft-style apartment enjoys a unique architectural style and design. Distributed over four open levels, the surface features high ceilings and oversized windows which welcomes ample sunlight and seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces. The east-facing terrace offers a breathtaking view over the preserved environment next to the Grünewald forest and its protected, three-century-old-trees.

Canada1 800 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This luxury penthouse from the Thompson Residences Collection is located in the heart of King West and comprises a two-story one-bedroom apartment complete with study and revealing floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing unobstructed views of the city skyline. Bathed in natural light and outfitted with high end finishes, this home also includes an integrated entertainment system.

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Colorado$7,100,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Truly spectacular in every way, this masterpiece of contemporary design speaks volumes with its architectural brilliance and unsurpassed craftsmanship. Every room is bathed in natural light, creating a seamless transition from indoor living to outdoor experience and the open layout offers a tremendous amount of space throughout the living areas.

Mallorca8.500.000 € EUR | Bendinat, Mallorca | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

This villa is located in the highest part of the Bendinat Golf residential complex, and boasts beautiful panoramic views of the sea, golf course and Bendinat Castle. The villa has been constructed with the highest quality materials, and its design is a mixture of modern and Mediterranean styles.

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Market Spotlight | Tour of Canada

Canada is well known for it’s vast natural landscapes and cosmopolitan cities, these offer a quality of life that consistently make it rank amongst the world’s best places to visit and live. From west to east, some of Canada’s most significant destinations and cities are featured here:

West Vancouver, British Columbia

westvancouver$19,900,000 | West Vancouver, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realy Canada

Set against the striking scenery of the North Shore Mountains, West Vancouver offers easy access to nature, along with luxurious urban amenities and real estate. The community comprises neighborhoods renowned for their prestigious homes and estates, and sweeping views of Howe Sound.

This architectural concrete, glass and steel masterpiece emits both style and grace. Not merely built on the waterfront but rather carved into the rock-face so as to be perfectly set into the property. Additionally, this brilliance in design provides interesting rock-face features in the interior. Steps to the 190 feet of waterfront include multi-platforms for outdoor activities, and at the same time, total and complete privacy from the world.

Whistler, British Columbia

whistler$4,388,000 | Whistler, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Located in British Columbia’s spectacular Coast Mountains, Whistler is one of North America’s premier four season resorts, internationally renowned as the site of the alpine and Nordic venues for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its epic skiing and snowboarding, vibrant alpine village and majestic mountains haven’t just captured the attention of visitors— Whistler real estate has also attracted buyers and real estate investors from across British Columbia and around the world.

Sitting above Creekside, Ursa Minor, or Little Bear, is located in sought after and exclusive Bear Creek Estates. This very tasteful and well thought out custom built West Coast contemporary Whistler chalet has everything one could want in a mountain retreat. Overlooking Alpha Lake, this five-bedroom, 4500 square foot property boasts endless views, covered patios with hot tubs, outdoor fire places and most importantly, a cozy living room to retreat to when the snow starts to fall.

Calgary, Alberta

calgary$30,000,000 | Calgary, Alberta | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at the intersection of the Bow and Elbow rivers, Calgary, Alberta exudes innovation, energy and a uniquely Western Canadian hospitality. As the largest metropolitan area between Vancouver and Toronto, Calgary is home to over 1.1 million people. It’s a global energy leader and a welcoming frontier for business and investment, which has helped the robust Calgary real estate market expand rapidly.

Kestrel Ridge Farm is framed by awe-provoking terrain, this world-class equestrian facility offers a magnificent natural backdrop for horse fanatics, aspiring riders and enthusiastic mountaineers drawn to the captivating beauty of Calgary. Warmth and charm can be felt throughout this spacious, grand estate with extensive modern amenities custom designed for family function with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, six-vehicle garage, carriage house, greenhouse, outdoor sport court, indoor salt-water swimming pool, enclosed summer kitchen and separate 3,700-square-foot guest house that doubles as staff quarters.

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Toronto, Ontario

toronto$5,475,000 | Toronto, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

With its rich history, breathtaking architecture and cultural diversity, Toronto, Ontario is Canada’s financial and business capital, a cosmopolitan city that has turned heads on the global stage both for its economic influence and its reputation as one of the safest, cleanest and greenest cities.

This Theatre Park penthouse features four Bedrooms, a library, two sweeping wrap around terraces with panoramic views of Lake Ontario and Downtown Toronto.

Muskoka Lakes, Ontario

muskoka$3,195,000 | Dwight, Ontario | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Located just two hours north of Toronto, Muskoka is a popular cottage country destination for vacationers from across Ontario. With more than 2,000 sparkling lakes covering 14,000 kilometers of shoreline, Muskoka is an ideal destination for boaters, fishers, swimmers, bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Carved into the granite of the Canadian Shield, this one of a kind lakefront home has an open concept living, dining and kitchen area encased in floor to ceiling glass walls that reveal breathtaking lake views and stunning western exposure sunsets.

Westmount, Quebec

westmount$18,500,000 | Westmount, Quebec | Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec

Westmount, a prestigious enclave of Montreal, is situated on the southern face of Mount Royal’s southernmost peak, and extends from its summit to the plateau at the foot of the mountain. Within this area of just four square kilometres are some of the most prestigious homes and real estate in Canada. Its majestic Victorian architecture is so notable that in 2012, Westmount was added to Canada’s list of historically significant sites.

The landmark and storied Timmins Estate near the peak of Mount Royal offers not only panoramic views of the entirety of Montreal and beyond, but is also seen as this city’s premiere property.

Comprised of the main house (10 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, three powder rooms) and an attached coach house and sitting on 43,000 square-feet of land, this majestic Jacobean stone mansion was designed by famed architects Ross and Macfarlane and built in 1910 for Lieutenant-Colonel Charles A. Smart.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in December 2016

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


€17.000.000 EUR | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

“This contemporary residence, perched on a steep hill overlooking Mallorca’s Port Andratx, comprises a main building, a guesthouse, and staff quarters.”

What $18 Million Mountain Homes Look Like in Three Countries – Bloomberg.com

Pools, Ponds and Front-door Access to Great Barrier Reef for $15M – Mansion Global

For Sale: 6 Extraordinary Homes in Phoenix – The Week

Luxury Ex-Display Home – News.co.au

A Waterfront Ontario Mansion Inspired by the Owner’s World Travels – Mansion Global

Homeowners Hit the Jackpot – Wall Street Journal

D.C.-area’s Most Expensive Homes for Sale – Washington Post

Mexico’s Riviera Maya: Foreign Buyers Boost Home Sales on Yucatan – Financial Times

$2,500,000 Homes in Wyoming, Virginia and California – New York Times

Modern and Charming: These Country Mansions are the Best of Both Worlds – Elle Decor

Manhattan Home Sellers Slow Deals With Dreams of 40% Returns – Bloomberg

Buy Experiences, Not Things: Sotheby’s and IfOnly are Auctioning Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventures and Lessons – Forbes

John Lennon’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Piano, Bob Dylan Lyric Sheets Head to Auction – Rolling Stone

The Life Aquatic | A River Runs Through It


Rivers have long served as pathways to the ocean; whether for commerce or travel, some of our most famous cities have developed on the shores of great rivers. From the banks of the Thames to the Hudson, our final installment of Life Aquatic introduces us to riverfront homes from around the world.

australia$22,000,000 AUD | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

On the 86th floor of Melbourne’s nearly 300-meter skyscraper designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, sits one of the highest penthouse residences in the southern hemisphere. The building’s gold crown represents the gold rush and is named after the 1854 Eureka Stockade. The Eureka Tower defines Melbourne’s glittering skyline. Occupying the entire floor, this home showcases breathtaking 360-degree vistas through magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows that draw the eye of the captive viewer across Melbourne to the Great Dividing Range, the Macedon Ranges, the Dandenongs and Port Phillip Bay – a truly tranquil setting. Iconic Melbourne features play out as if on an ethereal movie set – Flemington racecourse, Tullamarine airport, Flinders Street Station and the undulations of the Yarra River become part of your personal experience.

england£1,050,000 GBP | Wallingford, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

A beautiful and historic ferryman’s cottage, the site of which is mentioned in Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat, is situated directly on the banks of the River Thames, adjacent to the Oxford University Rowing Club. This unique property, which sits on Edwardian brick arches, overlooks its own private riverside garden and pontoon. Until 1950 the house was occupied by the Wallingford ferryman, who transported horses, people and freight across the river at the point where the River Thames tow path changed sides. The raised outhouse was the ticket booth associated with the ferry.

canada5 695 000 $ CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Not just a residence, but a stunning work of art, this completely custom built homes on the Detroit River features exceptional craftsmanship throughout. Beautiful handcrafted finishes sourced from exotic locales abound, including century old carved wooden doors, terra cotta tiles, Cantera stone mantle and staircase, and Moroccan panels. A thoughtful blend of European, Mexican and North American design captivates the senses. Resort-like outdoor living amenities include a pool, whirlpool, riverfront sitting area with gas fire pit, dock, boat lift and rooftop verandah.

new-york$2,995,000 USD | Sleepy Hollow, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

An exquisitely renovated granite stone home on the Hudson, the four-bedroom 3.1-bathroom house is set on three private riverfront acres in the coveted Sleepy Hollow Manor enclave. A lavish $1.5 million renovation remodeled the original architectural style and preserved many original features. The finest modern amenities were added to meet today’s lifestyle needs. Sophisticated and inviting in a magical setting with unparalleled sunsets views, thie home is a short walk to train, beach and iconic lighthouse.

germany6.384.000 € EUR | Koblenz, Germany | Peters & Peters Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled amidst a fantastic landscape, Villa Rheinburg was once part of the Klausenberg fortification, which was built between 1827 and 1833. In the course of the centuries, the castle-like villa has been remodeled repeatedly and adapted to the requirements of the respective era. Today the castle-like residence has been completely renovated and there are plans for the creation of modern and luxurious living spaces. The unparalleled panoramic view of the Rhine River valley and the City of Koblenz has remained unchanged throughout the years.

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Video of the Week: Romantic Downtown Home in Toronto, Canada

2 799 500 $ CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Enjoy the luxury downtown lifestyle on your own private double lot in the heart of Oakville. Renovated top to bottom in 2012, with uncompromising attention to detail and tradition, this magnificent four bedroom home blends the romantically-inspired Italianate architecture with an impressive new interior designed to excite today’s most discerning Buyers. A new interior speaks to impeccable taste for clean lines, organized built-ins and hidden storage. Delight to entertain in your new chef’s kitchen with Wolf oven, ICON Refrigerator-Freezer, massive island, decor lighting, solid quartz counters and extensive Miralis cabinetry. Indulge in four new spa-like bathrooms and a master suite designed to meet all your dreams.