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Compound Interest: 5 Private Estates

These stylish compounds—from California to Connecticut—are ideal private retreats perfect for swimming, stargazing, sports, or simply relaxing indoors and out. California Country Club Compound Lea Johnson, Sotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage This classic California compound enjoys a premier location in the gated North Ranch Country Club Estates of Westlake Village. The private approximately 3.16-acre grounds feature a dramatic single-story six-bedroom villa with an attached four-car garage, a generous motor court with a fountain, a large freestanding guesthouse, three swimming pools—one with a spa—a pool house, a playground, and lush manicured grounds with cascading waterfalls. Continue reading Compound Interest: 5 Private Estates at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in May 2022

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Malibu, California | Eric Lavey, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage The dreamy three-bedroom property is a perfect beach spot, painted bright white both inside and out. Emma Stone Is Listing Her Malibu Midcentury Modern Ranch for $4.3 Million – Architectural Digest 6 elegant homes in Vermont – The Week Plymouth winery and event center hits market at $7.2M – Sacramento Bee Nearly 40,000-Square-Foot Megamansion Outside Washington, D.C., Lists for $39 Million – Mansion Global $2.5 Million Homes in Illinois, the District of Columbia and Arizona – New York Times Hot property: five homes for sale in Brittany, France – Financial Times Interior designer Muriel Brandolini lists attractive UES townhouse for $9.5M – 6SQFT Buying a Dream Home? Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in May 2022 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Sotheby’s: Expert Voices – Martin Wong’s Sunset Park

Martin Wong’s Sunset Park Panoramic from 1985 is an undisputed masterpiece from one of the artist’s most significant bodies of work, The Sunset Park Paintings. This celebrated series, depicting the urban landscape of downtown Brooklyn, originated as a commission for Time Magazine’s Images ’85: Pictures of the Year issue. In this video, explore Martin Wong’s Sunset Park painting with the artist’s gallerist Barry Blinderman.  Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Auction presents a spectacular collection of works ranging from the post-war period to today including this work by Martin Wong. Continue reading Sotheby’s: Expert Voices – Martin Wong’s Sunset Park at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: A Peaceful Retreat on Jack’s Point in Queenstown, New Zealand

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Queenstown, New Zealand | Gerard Bligh & Hadley van Schaik, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty  This single level, three bedroom, two bathroom home is set on an easy care elevated approximately 700-square-meter section within a peaceful enclave of Jack’s Point. Neighbouring reserve land, this handsome home offers an attractive exterior wall palette of stone and cedar and a metal roof, has excellent views and privacy. Continue reading Video of the Week: A Peaceful Retreat on Jack’s Point in Queenstown, New Zealand at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside a French Norman–Inspired Manor in Connecticut

The award-winning firm of VanderHorn Architects in Greenwich, Connecticut, prides itself on designing homes inspired by the rich stylistic traditions of the past. That creative vision is crystal clear at this French Norman–style manor set near the banks of the far reaches of Greenwich Cove in Riverside. With its grand proportions, steep hipped rooflines, and ivy-draped stone walls, it would be equally at home in the countryside of France. And the estate continues to pay homage to history by preserving a historic two-bedroom home, dating to 1928, as its guest cottage. Continue reading Inside a French Norman–Inspired Manor in Connecticut at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Significant Sales: March 2022 Highlights

From a US$26.9M sale in Newport Coast, California to a JPY ¥800m sale in Nagano, Japan, here are five of the most notable sales from March 2022 represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network. Newport Coast, California John Cain | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, $26,995,000 Pebble Beach, California Canning Properties Group | Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Brokerage, $18,500,000 Nagano, Japan Ayano Kato | List Sotheby’s International Realty, ¥800,000,000 JPY Marco Island, Florida Cathy Rogers | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, $11,875,000 Queenstown, New Zealand Melanie Rogers and Dave Fea | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, Price Undisclosed Discover previous editions of Significant Sales on the blog Continue reading Significant Sales: March 2022 Highlights at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Fabulous and Functional: 5 Home Offices That Inspire Productivity

For the busy professional, having a home office can be non-negotiable. These studious, aesthetically pleasing spaces in homes from East Coast to West boast designs that balance elegance and efficiency. Upper East Side Sophistication Robert E. Doernberg, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage High above Lenox Hill, this six-bedroom duplex condominium is flooded with light and revels in stunning skyline, East River, and Central Park views. Continue reading Fabulous and Functional: 5 Home Offices That Inspire Productivity at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in May 2022

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida | Jonathan Spears, Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty  Coming in at three stories tall, with a guesthouse to boot, the property encompasses more than 8,000 square feet of living space. And all of that will come furnished, with interiors designed by Christel Giles, Ben Giles’s wife and business partner. Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in May 2022 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Picture a Wedding at These Luxury Properties

These days, the more unique and fun weddings are, the more memorable and fulfilling they can be. Couples are finding ways to pay homage to time-honored traditions while creating customs of their own, and they’re favoring smaller gatherings where guests are treated to highly personalized festivities. More nuptials are taking place in and around the home, a sacred and sentimental space that carries infinitely more meaning than an offsite venue. There are two general themes gaining popularity: fairytale weddings where the cottage garden takes the stage, and a picturesque castle or estate forms the backdrop; and destination weddings that bring the vows to the beach, but forego the large crowds and all-inclusives.  Continue reading Picture a Wedding at These Luxury Properties at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

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