Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in March 2018

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

Houston, Texas | Kellie Geitner, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Memorial Brokerage

“In Houston, a château-style home with a living room modeled after the Palace of Versailles has been relisted…”

Houston Mansion Lists for $30 Million – Wall Street Journal

Hot Property: Seven Homes for Antique Lovers – Financial Times

4 Homes That Will Make You Fall Head-Over-Heels for France – Robb Report

The Future of Augmented Reality | 2018 Mobile World Congress – Sotheby’s International Realty

Property of the Week: A Gallerist’s Penthouse Loft in Prague – The Spaces

Spanish Colonial Revival in Altadena Keeps Things Rooted in the 1920s – Los Angeles Times

A ‘Star trek’-Theme Theater and More Luxe Home Cinemas – Wall Street Journal

Privacy as Standard: Properties for Sale in Remote Destinations – Boat International

6 Beautiful Homes That Run on Solar Power – The Week

Jayma Mays of ‘Glee’ Puts Her Hip Modern Home in Los Feliz Up for Sale – Los Angeles Times

Austin’s ‘Weird’ Reputation Attracts Millennial Housebuyers – Financial Times

Homes That Sold for Around $750,000 – The New York Times

Zuma Departure Stirs Interest in Johannesburg Homes – Financial Times

Sotheby’s Notches a Robust $151.7 Million Contemporary Sale in London – Artnet 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in February 2018

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

“After tearing down the original structure, the owners built a new home in the classic Southampton shingled style but with modern amenities and current building standards,” said Pat Petrillo at Sotheby’s International Realty – South Hampton Brokerage

A Shingled-Style Home in Southampton, New York, With Private Beach Access – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty® Hosts Exclusive Golf Tournament with Rafa Nadal Sports Center – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Expands Presence in CuraçaoSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Late Designer Vince Camuto’s Hamptons Estate Fetches $49 Million – Wall Street Journal

Aspen’s house prices on an upward slope – Financial Times

Aspen property: What to buy, where to buy it in the St Moritz of the Rockies – Country Life

Portuguese Beach Resorts Peak International Interest – Mansion Global

A Denim Mogul’s Farm-to-Table California Home – Wall Street Journal

Realtors Reveal What You Need to Know About Buying a Home in 2018 – Robb Report

Space Age Seventies bachelor pad for sale is perfect for partying in the Florida sunshine – Homes & Property

Five homes for art lovers – Financial Times

The Home Where JFK Met Jacqueline Bouvier Is Already in Contract – Observer

Chalet-like Noe Valley home asks $1.79 million – Curbed

Risky Business: When Parents Hire Their Children as Real-Estate Agents – Wall Street Journal

Couple turned lakeside Palm Beach townhouse into dream home – Palm Beach Daily News

Tour the 10 most expensive homes sold in January – Houston Business Journal

Rustic adobe home asks $895K in Santa Fe – Curbed

Burgundy Drives Global Demand for Fine WineBarron’s

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in February 2018

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

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Dennis Carvajal for more information

Jose Enrique Souto, heir to the Rowland Coffee fortune, built his dream house. Four years later, he’s selling it.

Look Inside the $24 Million Mansion That Cafe Bustelo Built – Bloomberg Pursuits

Inside Tommy Hilfiger’s $50 million penthouse – Fox

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Presence in Southern California – The Ocean County Register

Capture the carnival: six homes in the heart of festivals – Financial Times

10 Vineyard Homes You Can Actually Move Into – Elle Decor

L.A. Home With Human Aquarium Seeks $28 Million – Wall Street Journal

Bijan Menswear Scion Lists Los Angeles Home for $2.95 Million – Mansion Global

Five reasons to live in Barcelona, Spain – Financial Times

$26.75 million Medina mansion is priciest Seattle-area home sale ever – Seattle Times

Which Penthouse Comes Out on Top? – Wall Street Journal

Opulent Friendswood mansion is a dream home for the whole family – Houston Chronicle

Atlanta’s former railway drives growth through the neighborhoods – Financial Times

West Hills in Southwest Portland Offers Laid-Back Luxury – Mansion Global

Indian HNIs third-largest buyers in US luxury real estate:  Report – Economic Times

From Bel-Air to Encino, a look at L.A. County’s high-water home sales in January – Los Angeles Times

Buenos Aires properties level off after steep rises – Financial Times

Eureka Valley home affords grand views, sumptuous finishes – San Francisco Chronicle

Sotheby’s Enlists New Power for Its Watches and Jewelry Division – New York Times

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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.

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Equine Excellence | Living the Equestrian Lifestyle

Buying an equestrian property is unlike any other real estate purchase, and owning it is unlike any other way of life. There is an emotional component, sometimes even an aspirational one.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Bernie Uechtritz for more information

“It’s of one of great love,” says Paul Wooldridge of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas, Texas. “Love for life and for nature. We’ve found horse lovers are some of most passionate people in the world. They’re also very disciplined people and very hard working. The lifestyle is one of luxury but it’s not about having the right clothes or horse blankets or saddles.”

We’ve found horse lovers are some of most passionate people in the world.
Paul Wooldrige, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

While love for the animal drives the lifestyle, it takes more than passion. Maintaining a horse farm, even a small property for hobbyists, requires specific knowledge. Is there access to a water supply? Is the land too sloped or too marshy? What about the balance between the size of the property and ease of upkeep?

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Bernie Uechtritz for more information

Wooldridge’s office has a ranch and land division that specifically caters to equestrian property buyers. Most serious horse people come in already schooled on four-legged matters, he says, and many have a history with the equestrian lifestyle. “It’s in their blood.” Buyers already know whether they want a modest horse-friendly lot with a small barn, a weekend getaway with caretaker’s quarters or an iconic cowboy country trophy ranch on thousands of acres where horses can be stabled and run free. Wooldridge’s buyers come from California, Colorado, even Miami and the Northeast. It is often their second or third home. Demand for equestrian properties in Texas is strong. The state leads the country in horse population followed by California and Florida.

From sprawling grounds and professionally-outfitted stables to the Kentucky Derby, explore Equestrian properties on the Extraordinary Living blog

The characteristics that make for a particularly good location are based on personal preferences but typically involve an area having a range of horse properties to choose among, an extensive trail system, comfortable riding weather and a vibrant horse culture such as Lexington, Kentucky and Wellington, Florida.

Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact David Welles for more information

The equine hub of Wellington is known as the Winter Equestrian Capital of the World. ”There’s a joke that Wellington is where people live on their horses,” says Thomas Baldwin of Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty. The village hosts the 12-week long Winter Equestrian Festival, the largest and longest running horse show in the world, as well as other equestrian competitions and polo tournaments. Competition is performed at the highest levels. Olympic Trials for the U.S. Equestrian Show Jumping Team were held here.

Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact David Welles for more information

Baldwin says that as in all real estate, location is extremely important.” The closer to competition venues, the better. Horse properties start at two acres and average around five per farm, Baldwin says. The majority of buyers are from the Northeast although Wellington draws a large international presence. Credit three major airports, all of which allow horses to be flown in and out, great weather and an elite community of equine aficionados.

No matter the location, equestrians have one thing in common: they love every single minute of the lifestyle, says Wooldridge. “They balance modern day living with the pure pleasures of nature.”

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Pastoral Living | 4 Modern Farmhouses

We often associate rural living with simplicity, quiet, and escape. The notion of farmhouse living conjures images of a small home perched atop a hill, overlooking acres of grassy pastures while horses or other livestock roam the open fields.

Today’s modern farmhouses, however, take all the benefits of breathtaking landscape, vast natural surroundings, and wide-open spaces and marry them with the trappings of luxurious amenities, contemporary design, and plain-old good taste. These pastoral charmers are shining examples of just that.

Woodland, Utah, United States

Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Warm, rustic design meets a penchant for adventure in this cabin-style property by award-winning architect Fred Babcock. Traditional American farmhouse features—a table by the hearth at the edge of the kitchen, a welcoming front porch, and provincial windows —receive an updated twist from details like the sturdy granite countertops and ambient outdoor lighting.

Stunning woodwork is present throughout, from the beams supporting the vaulted ceilings to inviting hardwood flooring passing throughout the common areas and seven bedrooms. Outside, an open pavilion plays host to a generous, circular fireplace with room for handmade chairs, a three-quarter acre pond is stocked with rainbow trout, and a 500-square-foot barn houses your prized sorrel with room to spare.

Contact Matt Mullin or Will Lange for more information

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Pastoral living isn’t constrained to rustic country style—proof of which is in the minimalist details and comfortable open rooms of this pavilion-style residence in New South Wales. The decor is earthy but lively, reflecting the spirit of the area and fluidity of its indoor-outdoor living.

A 25-meter mosaic-tiled pool is flanked by lush greenery and an outdoor cooking area, complete with wood fire pizza oven. Inside, the master suite steals the show, with its own walk-in courtyard and garden. Other modern trimmings to adore: a gourmet kitchen, impressive wine cellar, home theatre, and boat room, among others.

Contact Harriet France for more information

Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Let snow-capped mountains and scenic lake views turn up your expectations of farm living. Sitting within a solid 24 hectares, this New Zealand property is as private as it is picturesque. Inside the Sarah Scott–designed home, a ceiling of incredible truss-style wood radiates warmth throughout. The expansive open-concept main room is comprised of a sleek chef’s kitchen overlooking a cozy living area, complete with inviting fireplace.

The finishing touch? An organic wrap-around deck that brings the outdoors in to every room and with it, unrivaled vistas of the night sky.

Contact Craig Myles for more information

Texas, United States

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

At this incredible Texas ranch, unrivalled stone columns and wood beams crisscross over 10,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor space. With over 105 acres to call home, the property makes good use: two guest houses, a main barn, caretaker’s house, tennis court, fishing lake, and horse barn pepper its stunning grounds. (Definitely not the typical pasture land, although it has that too.)

Once known as “The Briarpatch”, the ranch has played host to parties and events attended by sports legends and the Hollywood elite, who often arrived via private plane or helicopter.

Contact Ron Marshall or Joyce Marshall for more information

Modern developments are changing the face of farm properties, bringing creative opportunities for the contemporary homeowner keen on the trappings of pastoral life without having to sacrifice creature comforts. And while these impressive estates may offer luxurious retreats miles from hectic city living, they also sit miles out of the ordinary.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in January 2018

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

$23,000,000 USD | Dallas, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

“This 1964 11,387-square-foot house, designed by Johnson in the Preston Hollow neighborhood, was restored and renovated between 2000 and 2008. The 6.45-acre property includes a media house, swimming pool and tennis courts.”

Midcentury Modern on the Market – Wall Street Journal

This $9.8 Million Italian Villa Was Owned by Napoleon’s Sister – Bloomberg

This Anguilla Estate Comes with a Private Beach and Infinity Pool – Robb Report

Storied 1780 Home on Market for the First Time in 100 Years for $1.85M – Curbed

Shape Up: Five Homes for Fitness – Financial Times

Buy Another Piece of Grey Gardens History – WWD

Be the Ruler of Your Own Castle for $2.8M – Curbed

Sellers Add Art to Sweeten $74M Penthosue Deal – New York Post

Popular Midcentury Modern Homes are Fetching Top Dollar – Wall Street Journal

Want to Be in a New Vacation Home by This Summer? Buy Now. – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Germany – The New York Times

Santiago’s Vitacura is Near the City’s Business Center But Feels a World Away – Mansion Global

How to Buy a Holiday Home in Belize – The Times

Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million – The New York Times

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

Sotheby’s Displays Surrealist Magritte and Rare Works by Other Artists – Reuters

Best of 2017 | Top 5 Homes

You clicked and we counted – this week we’ll take a look back at your favorite blogs, videos, destinations, and homes from in 2017.

Out of the more than 40 thousand properties to experience on, these five luxury homes from Louisiana to England saw more visitors than any other in 2017.

West Monroe, Louisiana

Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty

The former home of the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty fame, this $1.4 million estate features 100 year old beams, exposed brick, heart pine floors, and luxury fixtures.

Contact Suzy McDaniel for more information

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.

Contact John Fisher for more information

Rockdale, Texas

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In the great state of Texas, both history and landscapes are often defined by the union of unlikely partners. One such thriving and vibrant partnership can be found at Sandow Lakes Ranch, a magnificent, 33,800-acre, $250 million, unique and versatile property in the heartland of Texas.

Contact Bernie Uechtritz for more information

London, England

United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

Carlton House Terrace is in the heart of London’s St James’s neighborhood near Buckingham Palace, overlooking St. James Park and the Mall. The Penthouse apartment is part of a unique and luxurious renovation of a beautiful regency-style building designed by John Nash in the early 19th century

Contact Shereen Malik for more information

Gateway, Colorado

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

One of the most significant listings in the American West, West Creek Ranch is a spectacularly diverse, private land and estate property boasting one of the finest residences and land parcels in the world. Owned and developed by Discovery Communications’ founder John Hendricks, this sprawling, $149 million estate features its own herd of buffalo, a helipad, and observatory among its many incredible features.

Contact Kerry Endlsey for more information

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2018 Pantone Color of the Year | 18-3838 Ultra Violet

Pantone®, the global color authority announced PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the color of the year for 2018. Described as, “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

Among other purple hues, Ultra Violet is reminiscent of the cosmos and speaks to the future. It is an inspiring and symbolic color, and when it’s used, leaves a unique mark on that part of the world.

Explore places and spaces with hues inspired by Ultra Violet.

$20,000,000| Houston, Texas | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Briar Hollow Brokerage

This residence accommodates all the comfort and ease of living requirements of its residents. Providing a resort-style feel with amenities including an outdoor pool, spa, and full-equipped entertaining cabana; a separate summer kitchen with a pizza oven and bar; a gazebo with a commercial hibachi grill and exceptional play areas. Here, the enigmatic purple pool lighting is inviting a guest to relax or socialize, bringing energy into the space.

$1,149,000 USD | Virgin, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Subtle touches of Ultra Violet also appear in nature. Natural purple hues can be seen in the mountains that surround this land near Zion National Park. The 100-acre property has 360-degree views of Zion National Park, Kolob Canyons, Pine Valley Mountains, St. George, Hurricane Valley, and Virgin Mesas.

Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.
~ Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, Pantone

Price Upon Request | North Holland, Netherlands | Netherlands Sotheby’s International Realty

Ultra Violet is the perfect color for an accent wall to transform any room. In this unique North Holland home, the purple is used to in coordination with the quirky décor that is meant to inspire creativity. Hidden in the woods on the edge of Huizen and in the Gooi Nature Reserve, nature is embracing the building. Ultra Violet, “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director. That rings true in this sustainable home, way ahead of its time.

$1,595,000 USD | Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

This oceanfront villa in Costa Cumaná is built within an ecological reserve that sits by the sea. Unspoiled beaches and relaxation in paradise await in this home built for entertaining. Ultra Violet is incorporated as a pop of color in the décor, symbolic of artistic expression and spiritual reflection that the color evokes.

$1,972,650 USD | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos | Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Color can convey deep messages and meaning depending on when and how it’s used. The playful palette of like-minded hues created by outdoor lighting elicits curiosity to explore this space and relax into the night. This casual contemporary villa truly captures the essence of indoor/outdoor Caribbean living. Located off the kitchen is a patio and pool area with a built-in outdoor BBQ area amid multiple entertaining areas for guests and family.

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Virtual Reality Tour of the Month: Timeless Home in Dallas, Texas


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$3,925,000 USD | Dallas, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Positioned on an acre of artfully landscaped grounds, this incredible estate is located in one of Preston Hollow’s most desirable neighborhoods. The home has recently been refreshed throughout with paint, carpeting, lighting and electrical. Five beds, four-full baths, three powder baths, five living spaces, a pool, and a four-car garage with Tesla charging outlet are comprised in this timeless home.

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