Nestled in the rolling hills of the renowned Virginia Hunt Country, Fidelio is a masterful expression of timeless neoclassical architecture. Designed for showcasing art, gracious entertaining and luxurious living, the Villa features finely proportioned rooms with vaulted and coffered ceilings, antique floors and exquisite mantels.
Philadelphia, home to so many firsts in U.S. history, has come into its own as a first-class, high-energy metropolitan area for those seeking affordable living, top-notch cultural activities and easy access in and out of the metro area. A vibrant city of picturesque streetscapes and distinct neighborhoods balances tradition with an influx of new architecture and fresh ideas about the future.
Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.
Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes Rhode Island Firm – sirluxuryrealestate.com
Sotheby’s International Realty Enters the Philippines - sirluxuryrealestate.com
Are We Approaching a New Real Estate Bubble? - Fox Business News
Record Auction Price for Barnett Newman, $43.8 Million, Is Set at Sotheby’s – The New York Times
This French Normandy Tudor positioned atop one of the area’s highest hilltops with 300′ panoramic views of rolling hills and the Croton Lake Reservoir. With one of the most spectacular settings in all of Westchester County, sited on just under 8 acres with total privacy.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Mott and Chace Sotheby’s International Realty in Charlestown, R.I., is the newest member of its luxury real estate network. Raymond Mott and Judy Chace serve as brokers and owners, and the firm’s office is located at 5280 Post Road in Charlestown.
“With a 30-year history of success, Raymond, Judy and their team have an established record of providing exceptional service,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “They have a reputation for representing Rhode Island’s finest coastal properties, and we are proud to welcome them to our network.”
According to Mott, the Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliation will provide his company’s clients with a global reach. “The combination of our local market experience and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s access to the world’s most far-reaching points truly is a win for our customers,” he said.
“Our market has the most beautiful ocean, beach, pond and bay front properties along Rhode Island’s south coast including predominately second-home, getaway retreats,” added Chace. “We are proud to be able to showcase these fine homes to a broader range of consumers through our new affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 13,000 sales associates located in approximately 660 offices in 49 countries and territories worldwide. Mott and Chace 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.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its entrance into the Philippines with the signing of a 25-year master franchise agreement with Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in the Philippines, with the first office opening in Manila.
Philip Mareschal serves as chief executive officer of Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty, which will focus exclusively on the the luxury home, apartment, retirement property, prime resort and vacation residence markets. The firm is located at Unit 802 at the Eco Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634, Manila, Philippines. An additional office is planned to open in Cebu, Visayas, later this year.
“Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty is yet another key step forward in our overall expansion plan for Southeast Asia,” said Philip White, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Philip Mareschal has 13 years of experience as a top-tier real estate professional with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Naples, Florida. His firsthand knowledge and experience in leveraging the value of our brand will be an asset as he brings a new level of luxury real estate service into the Philippines.”
According to Mareschal, luxury real estate in the Philippines is a growing niche market and his firm is focused on bridging new opportunities for both local and foreign clients. “Our agents devote themselves to providing invaluable local knowledge and service on an international scale while offering our clients exceptional service by bringing the world to their home, paying attention to the details and understanding their needs, all with the goal of making their real estate transaction more enjoyable and worry free,” he said. “Our office is centrally located at the center for booming businesses and sophisticated lifestyle in BGC Taguig, Manila, Philippines.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 13,000 sales associates located in approximately 660 offices in 49 countries and territories worldwide. Philippine 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.
The Mt. Washington Great House and Plantation is considered by many to be the most beautiful historic restoration in the Virgin Islands – and perhaps the entire Caribbean.
In 1986, the owner sought to undertake a painstaking restoration of the 1700‘s two-story great house built from stone, brick and cut coral. His attention to detail and dedication to authenticity is evident at every turn, and the home currently houses a renowned collection of the owners’ West Indian antiques, perfectly complimenting the rich historical setting. In addition to the great house, the 12+ acre estate includes a separate two bedroom guest house, two fully renovated, detached cottages that serve as rental property, an orchard and historic ruins from the 18th century.
Among banana, avocado and citrus trees on the tranquil grounds below the great house are the 18th century stone ruins of a sugar factory, boiling shed, molasses cistern, two story dungeon and stone remains of a 17-cottage village. The center piece of the ruins is the restored “cock-pit” animal mill complete with 18th century wooden crushing machinery. The original animal stables were restored for the owner’s antique shop and have been more recently used as a yoga and art studio.
A labyrinth, an ancient walking path of prayer and meditation built by the present owners, is positioned among the ruins and the fruit trees. A stone bell tower, housing an 18th century bell, overlooks the peaceful plantation ruins and landscaped grounds. Century old trees grace the property and provide cool shade, amazing color and nice breezes on hot summer days.
Over the years the great house, grounds and ruins have been the background for photos of brides and models, films and catalogs. Mt. Washington has been featured in many magazines including Colonial Homes, Traditional Home, Gourmet, Architectural Digest, Coastal Living and British Vogue. The grounds and great house were a site for a Danish film and featured in a major Copenhagen newspaper, and most recently were featured in an episode of the American TV show, The Bachelor.
This very special property is currently listed for sale with Kim Lucas of United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International for $3,900,000 USD. Click here to request more information or schedule a tour.
During its heyday, the Art Déco movement represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and societal progression. One of the era’s most iconic cultural tales is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American novel The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald’s third book and supreme career achievement dipicts America in the 1920s.
Celebrated by readers for decades, today the movie adaptation Fitzgerald’s American novel premieres on the big screen. To celebrate the rein of the Jazz Age, we’ve curated a collection of homes that exemplify Art Déco architecture and style.
On the fourth floor of a prestigious Art Déco building and situated on the most sought-after address in Neuilly-sur-Seine is this exceptional apartment which offers stunning views over the Bois de Boulogne garden and the Tour Eiffel. Renovated to the highest standards of modern living, the apartment still retains its Déco charm with Versailles parquet floors and spectaular high ceilings.
Chicago, Illinois | $2,345,000 USD | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty
Located in an exceptional Benjamin Marshall-design building in the heart of Chicago, this elegant and dramatic home features nods to the Art Déco style including a geometric coffered ceiling in the homes study. This northeast corner apartment surveys spectacular unobstructed wraparound views over the renowned East Lake Shore Drive. Renovated by celebrated interior designer Bruce Gregga, this home has fabulous entertaining space, large spacious rooms and high ceilings.
The Beacon, located in across the Hudson River in Jersey City, is a historic Art Déco full service door man building. The two bedroom, two bath room condominium is located on the southwest corner of the residence and has magnificent views of statue of liberty and the New York City skyline.
Gracious and stately Art Deco inspired home on over 1/2 acre of beautiful mature gardens. This rare Park Hill gem was built in 1938 and has had only one owner.
Located on the French Riviera in the desirable Cap d’Antibes, this delightful Art Déco villa enjoys an idyllic setting among immaculate gardens, a pristine pool and terraces with panoramic sea views. Having been completely renovated this is a truly luxurious waterfront property with direct access to the beach, is full of charm and elegance, with spacious living areas and high ceilings.