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

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | March 2017

From the sprawling Owl Mountain Ranch in Aspen, Colorado to a modern designer villa in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Colorado$50,000,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Located adjacent to the West Buttermilk Ski Area on 61 private acres at the end of the road, the Owl Mountain Ranch includes a 15,664-square-foot main home with seven bedrooms, seven full-baths, and three half-baths, as well as a 2,000-square-foot caretaker’s home with three bedrooms and three full-baths and a 7,500-square-foot barn that includes a 3,000-square-foot heated vehicle maintenance center with lift. Additional features include an inviting great room, chef’s kitchen with two ovens, study, theater, pub room, wine room, billiards room, vaulted ceilings, rich wooden accents, private ski run and amazing views.

CroatiaPrice Upon Request | Croatia | Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty

The beautiful Croatian coast hides a world-class rarity, a unique property at 220,000 square-meters located in a Nature Park. Adria comprises five buildings with sea water swimming pools, a heliport, a private beach and marina, bowling, tennis and basketball courts, a paintball field, a four-kilometer promenade, an orchard and olive groves and a smart golf course are only some of the features of the property. It is located on a peninsula, which makes it easily accessible while providing the complete isolation of a private island.

DubaiPrice Upon Request | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

With over 15,000 square-feet of built-up area, this luxurious property sits as Dubai’s largest five-star hotel penthouse. The lavish six-bedroom duplex, located in world-renowned Palazzo Versace hotel, has no equal. Vastu compliant, this ground level duplex with an in-house elevator boasts six en-suite bedrooms, private pool, garden and terrace, two staff accommodation rooms, 10 parking spaces, and panoramic views of the Canal, the Marina, the central lagoon pool, and gardens.

Pennsylvania$13,950,000 USD | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty

Occupying a commanding position atop the Pittsburgh skyline, this three-story penthouse offers the ultimate in sophisticated urban living. The culmination of exceptionally curated materials, custom craftsmanship and peerless design, this one-of-a-kind residence features inlaid maple, white oak, and merbau wood floors flowing past walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city below.

Mallorca10.900.000 € EUR | Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

A newly built designer villa in Son Vida, this breathtaking home features views of the bay of Palma. The house measures 760 square-meters and features six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The entrance hall showcases a piano as a striking centerpiece and the open kitchen, living and dining area flows naturally onto the terrace and swimming pool with its beautiful views and wonderful Mediterranean ambience. On the lower level, there is a fitness room, sauna, lounge, home cinema, kitchenette and a wine cellar with tasting area on this floor.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Presence into New Market in Pennsylvania

Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty to Serve Luxury Residential Real Estate Market in Pittsburgh
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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that an affiliate of Millcraft Real Estate Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the newest member of its network and will now operate as Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty.

With over 60 years of experience in the real estate industry, the boutique firm will be led by Lucas Piatt, owner, and Mark Jennings, managing broker.  Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury residential real estate market in the greater Pittsburgh area.

“In the past decade, Pittsburgh has undergone a cultural and technological renaissance and has a budding culinary and arts scene,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The luxury residential real estate market is also growing as new development properties are being built in downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding neighborhoods.  We are proud to welcome Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty to our network.”

“The depth of knowledge we have accumulated over the years allows us to provide the highest level of customer service to our clients while staying true to our strong-rooted business ethics,” said Piatt.  “We help our clients buy and sell the most distinctive properties in the Pittsburgh area and are thrilled to be affiliating with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, bringing our business to a global network with some of the finest real estate firms from around the world.”

Piatt’s brokerage firm is deeply committed to innovative projects that have changed the landscape of the Pittsburgh region without compromising the integrity of the environment, and in additional, it is heavily involved with philanthropic initiatives with numerous charitable organizations in the region.

Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 260 Forbes Ave, Suite 1525, in Pittsburgh.  With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand now has three independently owned and operated affiliate companies in Pennsylvania; also operating in the state are Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty in Philadelphia and surrounding Bucks County, and Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty in Lancaster County and south-central Pennsylvania.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide.  Piatt 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.