Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in July 2014

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6.745.000 € EUR | Olhao, Portugal | Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty

The French were our biggest foreign clients in the first six months of the year followed by Brazilians and British nationals. The tax benefits Portugal is offering foreigners has been “extremely important” in attracting French investors,” said Gustavo Soares, managing director, Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty.

Rich French Fleeing Hollande Taxes Find Portugal Haven — Bloomberg

Real-Estate Agents’ Secret Weapon —The Wall Street Journal

Asia’s Key to Keeping Order: Rules, Rules, RulesThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Houston — The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal’s House of the Week  — The Wall Street Journal

Northern Exposure: Montreal RetreatsThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A Villa in the Southern Hills of Portugal — Architectural Digest

An X-Shaped Long Island Mansion for Sale — Bloomberg

Hot Property: Ibiza VillasThe Telegraph Luxury

Heat’s Chris Bosh Lists Pacific Palisades Mansion at $14.5 MillionLA Times

Jerry Leiber’s House in Venice, Calif., Hits the MarketThe Wall Street Journal

Director Ron Howard Sells Lakeside House for $27.5 Million — The Wall Street Journal

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week of July 2014

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$44,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s childhood home is now on the market at uber posh 740 Park Avenue, which is still considered the city’s most elite trophy address.

Jackie O’s childhood home asks $44M at 740 Park Ave — New York Post

Sotheby’s International Realty Network Welcomes Washington Firm — Sotheby’s International Realty

Magna Carta Island Hits the Market The Wall Street Journal 

House of the Day: House Boat for Land Lovers The Wall Street Journal 

On the Market: A Historic Country House in Monticello, GeorgiaArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A Savannah Charmer with Water ViewsArchitectural Digest

On the Market: A Castle in the Tuscan HillsArchitectural Digest

On the Market: Katharine Hepburn’s Estate in Old Saybrook, ConnecticutArchitectural Digest

Home of the Day: Curvy Midcentury Modern in Brentwood Los Angeles Times

Realogy Agrees to Buy ZipRealty for About $166 MillionBloomberg

A Warhol With Your Moose Head? Sotheby’s Teams With EBayThe New York Times

World’s Most Famous Watch for Sale —Artnet News

Inspired by Tour de France | French Countryside Homes

The Tour de France is underway and while each year the course takes a slightly different route, it often winds through the French countryside. Explore these exquisite luxury homes in France with just the right amount of country charm.

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2.200.000 € EUR | Saint Remy De Provence, France | Propriétés de Provence Sotheby’s International Realty

This welcoming country house is just a few minutes walk from the center of Saint Remy de Provence. The home features six bedrooms and a large living room of about 100m2 with a fireplace which opens to a shaded terrace. The beautifully designed garden provides a welcoming invitation for relaxing around the pool.

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Price Upon Request | Anduze, France | Immobilière Foch Sotheby’s International Realty

This wine estate between Provence and Cevennes, includes a large country house overlooking the rolling countryside. The property is home to a beautiful garden with numerous species of flowers and plants including over 500 feet of ancient roses.The environment is truly a haven, offering a beautiful view of the landscape and surrounding hills.Grasse_France_Tour de France

2.900.000 € EUR | Grasse, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in a peaceful area between Grasse and Chateauneuf, this charming stone house has a beautiful view, a swimming pool, and a garret which could be converted into a guest apartment. The property is beautifully landscaped and filled with fruit trees.

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2.675.000 € EUR | Saint Remy De Provence, France| Propriétés de Provence Sotheby’s International Realty

This magnificently restored 17th and 18th century farmhouse is situated just a few minutes from Saint Remy de Provence. The home is set on 9 acres of landscaped grounds and olive groves. There is an immediate feeling of warmth and authenticity on entering this country home, complete with a modern pool and mountain views.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week of July 2014


$10 980 000 CAD | Vancouver, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Sales of million-dollar homes in Canada’s largest cities shot through the roof in the first half of this year, according to luxury real estate agency Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, which expects the market to heat up even more in the second half of this year.

Luxury Home Sales In Canada See Massive Growth: Sotheby’sThe Huffington Post

On Britain’s South Coast,’ Playground’ for the Rich – The New York Times

Henry Ford Home Vying for Record Shows Calgary Booming –Bloomberg 

Ranches for Sale Roundup Architectural Digest

On the Market: A Sprawling Villa in Costa Brava, Spain Architectural Digest

Prima Luce Tuscan-style Villa Haute Living

House of the Day: Waterfront Setting Inspires Love of Sailing The Wall Street Journal

Europe House of the Day: Luxury Village HomeThe Wall Street Journal

Asia House of the Day: High-Rise Living in the PhilippinesThe Wall Street Journal 

Former NFL tailback Rashard Mendenhall retires to Santa MonicaLA Times

Hamptons Estate Lists for $65 MillionThe Wall Street Journal 

With Old Masters, the Brand Is KingThe New York Times

Mountain Living | A River of Dreams

From the pages of RESIDE® | Luxury Homes and Lifestyles Around the World | Summer 2014 Mountain Edition

Disciples know fly fishing transcends mere sport. It is an act of immersion and communion, a form of rejuvenation and rumination. No wonder buyers who have achieved a higher station in life are so often drawn to fishing and properties that deliver it.

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$9,950,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Great trout fishing exists across the country, but the Rocky Mountain region offers a rarified combination of majestic rivers, breathtaking scenery and cultural destinations. Ed Liebzeit, President and COO of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty in Wyoming, says the ultimate standard for fishing properties, primarily along the Snake River, is “live water” access—essentially to own a section of the shore and thus the privilege of walking into the river from your home. Such listings, however, are rare.

“Even at premium prices,” he notes, “there aren’t a lot of properties that have direct river or creek frontage.” They begin around $2.5 million for land and can exceed $10 million for parcels with homes. “When they (go on the market)”, Liebzeit says, “they create a lot of excitement.”

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$24,250,000 USD | Steamboat Springs, Colorado | Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty

Some of Colorado’s best trout fishing is found near Steamboat Springs on the Yampa and Elk Rivers, which Cam Boyd, Broker/Owner of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, says are exceptionally well fed throughout the spring and summer due to the region’s large annual snowpack. Properties here range from smaller estates to prestige ranches hundreds of acres in size.

“Colorado is also different than many states,” Boyd points out, “because you own the property underneath the river. So the river is private property that others can’t trespass upon.” This means additional privacy, and also the ability for owners to arrange boulders to create “custom” pools, holes and feeding areas that attract fish.


$5,250,000 USD | Ketchum, Idaho | Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty

Many of the premier fishing estates near Sun Valley, Idaho, are located along a designated 12-mile catch-and-release section of the Big Wood River. But Gary Vinagre, Associate Broker at Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty, says that experienced anglers—and savvy property owners—know that smaller creeks and feeder springs can be equally fertile water.  Continue Reading >

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Untapped Treasures: Impressive Wine Cellars

From the pages of RESIDE® | Luxury Homes and Lifestyles Around the World | Spring 2014 Master Edition

Wine cellars aren’t rooms. They’re destinations. Less than three percent of affluent homes in the U.S. have wine cellars, but don’t call them status symbols. Cellars are the bastions of wine enthusiasts who love the ritual of it.  The selection, the uncorking, that first sip of the bottle.

An extraordinary wine cellar says a lot about its owner, says Ginger Martin of Sotheby’s International Realty Wine-Country Brokerage in Sonoma, Calif. “It suggests a lifestyle with an appreciation for the finer things.” In some regions, they’re not just a nice-to-have. They’re a requisite. “With so many fabulous, world-renowned wineries just minutes away, having a proper place to store your favorite varietals is priceless. A wine cellar is just an absolute must,” Martin says.

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2.500.000 €  EUR| Alessandria, Italy | Milan Sotheby’s International Realty

Tenuta Costa Rossa (red coast estate), immersed in the pristine peace of 23 acres of land, nestled among the gentle hills of Monferrato, is a great union between farm and luxury residence. An exclusive amenity is represented by the INFERNOT, a cellar entirely carved in the stone, housing precious bottles of wine (those produced during the best years) in its niches. It is accessible from the ancient cellar entirely built with bricks from Monferrato clay.

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$69,000,000 USD | Water Mill, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- Southampton Brokerage

Villa Maria is a private and magnificent waterfront estate with stately gardens and glorious views of Mecox Bay. At 22,000 sq. ft., it has 11 bedrooms including a 6-room beautifully appointed master suite, a handmade stone and wrought iron staircase, a 60 foot living room with original fresco details a state of the art kitchen and a wine cellar. All principal rooms are brilliantly sunny and take advantage of the panoramic water views. The outdoor spaces feature a grand 2-story portico and a large stone terrace overlooking the wide lawn and bay. There is a waterside pool, pool cabana, tennis court and a charming two-bedroom guesthouse.

Woody Creek_Colorado_Wine Cellar

$20,000,000 USD | Woody Creek, Colorado| Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Enjoy incredible privacy from this classic Colorado style custom home on over 16 acres of beautifully manicured grounds with a pond, reflecting pools, recirculating water feature, meadows of wildflowers, covered patio with wood-burning fireplace, and amazing views. Amenities found throughout the 11,645 square foot home include 5 bedrooms with private master and guest master suites, 5 full baths, 3 half baths, gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook and butler’s pantry, formal dining room, recreation room with billiards and wet bar, comfortable theater, generous wine room, fully equipped exercise room, vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, multiple fireplaces, hardwood floors, and an enormous 1,559 square foot four car garage.

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$23,888,000 USD | Hillsborough, California | Today Sotheby’s International Realty

From the opulent music room, to the lovely Otis lift, to the incredible hand-mill work throughout the residence, no detail was overlooked in the restoration of the Tobin Clark Estate. Nestled in the gentle hills overlooking San Francisco Bay, one feels, upon entering through classic wrought-iron gates, a sense of having entered another world. Driving past the Guardhouse and up the dramatic cobble into the privacy of the magnificent grounds, one sees the expansive motor court and its beautiful fountain at center. The mansion includes 12 bedrooms, 12 full baths and 3 half baths, four kitchens, 12 fireplaces, luxurious master quarters, a handsome Bar Room, paneled Card Room, Wine Vault, Exercise Room, huge Recreation/Media Room and in-ground pool.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week of July 2014


$43,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage

The art world has been wondering what would become of the vast treasures of art and objects that Paul and Rachel Lambert Mellon had collected and lived with.  Stars of the collection include revered paintings by Rothko and Diebenkorn that had been hanging on the walls of the National Gallery for decades and jewelry by great designers of the 20th century, among them Cartier and Verdura; antique French, English and American furniture; and examples of rare porcelains.

Sotheby’s to Auction Mellon’s Treasures - The New York Times

Ivan Lendl Re-Lists Rural Connecticut EstateVariety

Hamptons Estate of Jack Nash to List for $38.5 millionWall Street Journal

Big Ticket, A Grand Gothic Duplex for $16.5 Million- The New York Times

Moving In, Slowly, to ‘Billionaires’ Row’The New York Times

Luxury Homes with Private Grass Tennis CourtsWall Street Journal

On The Market: A Minimalist Pied-À-Terre In Paris’s Latin QuarterArchitectural Digest

House of the Day: French Castle, Napa-StyleWall Street Journal

House of the Day: Modern Design in HoustonWall Street Journal

Here’s what wealthy people want in their luxury homes – The Real Deal

Contemporary with an Island Resort-FeelHaute Living

Modern Sonoma BarnHaute Living

Rarely seen Francis Bacon artwork sells for $45.4m at Sotheby’s – Yahoo

What’s in a name? James Joyce and a rare, misspelt encounterIrish Independent

Modern Mountain Living

Perched on top of mountains around the world, these homes are perfectly situated to experience sweeping panoramic views and provide a twist on mountain living with modern extravagance.

Carbondale_Colorado_Modern_Mountain$2,995,000 USD | Carbondale, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Modern with light-filled intimate spaces, this extraordinary residence will captivate the most discerning buyer. The front entrance opens to an enchanting, organic courtyard setting leading to the main residence and guest quarters. Open the doors to the elegance and warmth of reclaimed rosewood and teak floors, custom carved doors, inviting living and dining spaces and four fireplaces. Top this with energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing solar panels for heating the entire home. Outdoor fire pit and long outside “firewall” and recycling water features accent the outdoor spaces for extended enjoyment. Purposefully positioned on 5 irrigated acres with stunning views of Mt. Sopris and surrounding irrigated pastoral land.

Costa Brava_Spain_Modern_MountainPrice Upon Request | Costa Brava, Spain | Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty

Magnificent modern villa situated in the prestigious urbanization of Mas Nou. Panoramic sea views from every room of the property. This six bedroom, five bath home also has an open-plan kitchen, an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Malibu_California_Modern_Mountain$14,900,000 USD | Malibu, California | Sotheby’s International Realty Malibu Brokerage

Known as The Glass House, this modern mountain retreat is perched on the top of a mountain overlooking Leo Carrillo State Park. The unique glass-walled architecture not only creates a modern feel, but also offers sweeping ocean views from nearly every room. The property is on approx. 32 acres with 2 security gates, a detached guest house, parking for up to 20 +/- cars, surrounded by state park land. Includes a saltwater pool overlooking gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

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$3,950,000 USD | Hawkes Bay, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

‘Matarangi’, which means Giant Skies, is set in 160 acres of land and offers two dwellings designed by the award winning architect Charlie Nott, featuring panoramic views across to the mighty Te Mata Peak. The main residence spans an expansive 711 sq m and flows seamlessly from the living areas to wide covered terraces and vast manicured lawns. The floor plan offers spacious formal and informal living rooms, a billiard room with a large adjoining office, generous bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a wonderful master bedroom suite with vast valley views. Light filled and welcoming, the two bedroom guest house is positioned for privacy with the tennis court and pool area close by.

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