Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in April 2014

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

Melbourne, Australia Luxury Homes for SalePrice Upon Request | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

Chinese buyers snap up high-end real estate in college towns - The Wall Street Journal

“In an effort to increase the likelihood of their children studying abroad, a growing group of Chinese buyers is snapping up high-end real estate in college towns around the world. Some Chinese buyers are using the properties to meet the universities’ residency requirements. Luxury homes also offer their children an upscale alternative to dorm life. Most important, many hope that real-estate purchases will help pay the costly university tuition.”

Homes That Go Out on a Limb - The Wall Street Journal

Virginia Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty BrandSotheby’s International Realty

Massachusetts Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Brand - Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Shoreline Home in Spain | House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

Bauhaus Flair by the Water in Massachusetts | House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

An Artist’s Home in Colorado | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Pitfalls of pocket listings outweigh potential upsidesInman News

Second-Home Mortgages on the

Chicken Cup, Chinese art’s ‘holy grail’, sells for £19.6mThe Telegraph

Duke’s sale of the centuries  – The Telegraph

Bubble? What Bubble? Art Sales Soar to RecordNBC News


Living the Golf Lifestyle

From the cliffs of Pebble Beach to the palm trees in Mallorca, golf enthusiasts from around the world undoubtedly will be perfecting their swings this majors tournament season, which kicks off this week at the 2014 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

For the golfer who desires the serenity, prestige and access to links lavished with adventure, owning a golf retreat on their favorite course is a coveted trophy.

Discover five legacy residences that epitomize the luxurious golf lifestyle enjoyed both on and off the course.


Luxury Golf Course Homes | Sherwood Country Club | Thousand Oaks, California$6,800,000 USD | Thousand Oaks, California | Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

This Hamptons-style, colonial estate overlooks the 16th fairway of the Sherwood Country Club’s Jack Nicklaus golf course. The morning sunlight that illuminates the Santa Monica mountains to the east pours into the home, highlighting its detailed molding, millwork, wainscoting, designer window coverings, hand-hewn wood floors and French doors. Volume ceilings accentuate the spacious open plan.


Luxury Homes for Sale | Desert Mountain Golf Resort | Scottsdale, Arizona$4,750,000 USD | Scottsdale, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

A courtyard that wraps around a teardrop tiled pool and spa distinguishes this custom estate in the Desert Mountain golf community overlooking the 15th hole of Chiricahua, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. A covered patio, fireplace and built-in barbeque with high-top seating invite outdoor entertaining. Theater, wine and game rooms keep guests engaged inside. At bedtime, the master suite beckons, warmed by split-face honey onyx fireplace.

Puerto Rico

St Regis Bahia Beach Resort | Puerto Rico$4,850,000 USD | Rio Grande, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty

One of only three currently built, this Las Estancias residence estate at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort features a Bali-inspired design with panoramic ocean and golf views surrounded by a rainforest. The single-level, double height, plantation-style construction incorporates an infinity edge pool and spa tub on the outdoor terraces. A European double-width kitchen equipped with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances and wet bar open into the formal dining area.


Golf Villa for Sale | Costa Brava, Spain$3,040,000 USD | Caldes De Malavella, Spain | Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty

The glass façade of this Spanish villa, designed by de Blacam & Meagher at the PGA Catalunya Resort, looks out onto the 17th fairway and surrounding forest. The outdoor terrace area blends into the indoor living space. The home’s two kitchens – one inside and out – authentic al fresco barbeque oven, custom infinity pool and two fireplaces clearly are intended for owners who enjoy entertaining family and friends.


Kapalua Plantation Golf Course | Hawaii$12,500,000 USD | Kapalua, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Inspired by 19th century, Craftsman-style Hawaiian homes, this estate overlooking the 16th fairway of Hawaii’s Kapalua Plantation Course merges the history and artistry of a bygone era with the technology, amenities and quality craftsmanship of a modern home. Surrounded by views of the ocean, Moloka’I island and West Maui Forest Reserve, this home’s modern layout includes an indoor pool, spa and outdoor kitchen.

Private Golf Estate | Bridgehampton, new YorkPrice Upon Request | Bridgehampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

Three Ponds Farm is an unparalleled private residence on 60+/-picturesque acres in Bridgehampton, New York. Three Ponds offers the only private golf course designed by the legendary Rees Jones, exemplifying his signature style to maximize the course’s aesthetic appeal in its natural environment while creating intriguing, competitive elements. The unique design of the USGA rated course offers 9 holes which can be played in both directions with a charming historic milking barn known as the “fish house,” for a mid-play break. Players can enjoy the two story club house adjacent to the main residence with an English gentlemen’s flare of handsome cherry wood paneling and antique bar with separate guest quarters.

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | March 2014

From lavish urban oases to elegant country retreats, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Luxury Villas for Sale | Dubai, UAE

145,000,000 AED | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai—Lavish and elegant, this jewel of a villa was designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon who is known for hotels like the Savoy in London, The Four Seasons George V in Paris and the Peninsula Shanghai. With opulent facades and manicured gardens, this eight bedroom villa strikes an impeccable balance between luxurious living and great design.

Lake Como Luxury Villa | Como, Italy

Price Upon Request | Como, Italy | Lake Como Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy—Located on the shores of Lake Como, this historic villa has direct lake access and a private wharf. The property has a large panoramic garden with swimming pool, hot tub and terrace that offers by far the best sun exposure on the Lake Como shores.

Waterfront Estates | Coral Gables, Florida

$24,900,000 USD | Coral Gables, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida—Nestled into a cove within the exclusive, gated Tahiti Beach, this palatial home exemplifies world-class architecture and luxury living. With expansive bay views and a private beach that are travel magazine worthy, this stunning home features soaring ceilings, a wine cellar, media room, meditation room and elevator.

French Rivera Mansion | Cote d'Azur, France

 17.000.000 € EUR | Saint Paul De Vence, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France—Nestled on a park-like landscape, this extraordinary authentic mansion has been completely renovated and includes luxurious features including a professional home cinema, a wine cellar, a guest house, a pool house with kitchen, sauna, massage room, tennis court and a multi-car garage which can accommodate fourteen vehicles.

Unique London Penthouse | London, UK

£12,500,000 GBP | London, England | London Sotheby’s International Realty

London—Designed by Richard Hywel Evans, this truly unique penthouse apartment is located at Holland Park’s highest point and spans two floors. Consisting of mainly glass walls throughout, virtually all of the rooms enjoy uninterrupted, panoramic views over London.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in April 2014

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.
Sotheby's Magazine April 2014 | Zeng Fanzhi

Zeng Fanzhi | Gutai Goes Global | The Myth and Mystery of Jadeite | Paul Smith’s Britain

The April 2014 issue of Sotheby’s Magazine has arrived and our offices are buzzing! View exclusive content from inside Sotheby’s Magazine >

Houses with vibrant colors looking to shine in the spring sales seasonThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters the Canary IslandsSotheby’s International Realty

Urban Luxury in the Philippines | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Expanding a Classic in the Hamptons | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Live-In Gallery Near the Santa Fe Opera House Asks $1.5MCurbed

[U.S.] Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2013; Investment Property Declines - National Association of Realtors®

Homebuyers getting priced out in cities across U.S.CNN Money

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week in March 2014

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

Schoolhouse Converted to Luxury Condo | Washington DC

$6,900,000 USD | Washington, D.C. | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

The owners, Jeff Printz, 43, and his partner Chris Swanson, 45, bought this former school as a shell back in 2000, Mr. Printz saidThe couple converted former classrooms into living spaces, but paid homage to the school’s past by installing new chalkboards around original framing and using historically relevant light fixtures.

Schoolhouse Turned Luxury Condo in Washington D.C. | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

A Richard Neutra Designed Home Lists in CaliforniaThe Wall Street Journal

Wealthy Chinese home buyers boost suburban L.A. housing marketsLA Times

The Best Hamptons Summer Rentals At Every Price PointBusiness Insider

On the Market: Celine Dion’s Palatial Floridian RetreatArchitectural Digest

New York Home By Early 20th Century Architect Hits The MarketDaily Voice

Hilltop Retreat in Santa Ynez | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s To Auction $1.5m Damien Hirst Artwork In DohaGulf Business

Red-letter day for most expensive stampThe Telegraph 

Decorating with Pastels at Sotheby’s Designer ShowhouseLonny

Realogy Named Among World’s Most Ethical CompaniesThe Wall Street Journal

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in March 2014

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

St. Barth Luxury Villa | St. Barth Properties Sotheby's International Realty$24,500,000 USD | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

St Barth’s Villa Bel Esprit Lists For $24.5 MillionCaribbean Journal

Million-Dollar Nabes: Pricey listings flock together in citiesThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Insane Hamptons Summer RentalBusiness Insider

Landlords of the Manor: Luxury Rentals - The Wall Street Journal

Dream Homes: New York Real EstateNew York Post

Shades of the Emerald Isle: Three waterfront properties - The Wall Street Journal

On the Pond in Connecticut | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

3 major things you need to know about the 2014 housing marketCNN Money

John Lennon as writer and artist - Financial Times

‘Highest-valued’ artwork by Damien Hirst on show in the UAEAl Arabiya News

Tone At Top Sets Stage For Ethics: Realogy CEO - CNBC (video)

Welcome Home: 5 Treelined Drives

When the road home is nestled in sublime gardens or built with an air of stately grace, it makes for the ultimate home-coming. Explore these five long and winding roads and the exquisite homes to which they lead.

Mediterranean Estate | Atlanta, Georgia

$4,799,000 USD | Atlanta, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

This magnificent Mediterranean estate was custom-designed by the owner. Behind large, iron gates, the formal gardens lead to a pool. Marble and stone floors and high ceilings complete this extraordinary property.

Hillsborough California

$100,000,000  USD| Hillsborough, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

Located half-way between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley in the bucolic town of Hillsborough, this Mediterranean-style mansion has been owned for 150 years by one family. Decorated by celebrated interior designer Anthony Hail, the mansion interiors encompass elegant and ornate public rooms, which evoke the sophistication and grandeur of a bygone era. Formal gardens and park-like grounds adjoin dozens of undeveloped acres surrounding the mansion, providing ultimate privacy and security.

English Country Estate | Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

$3,495,000 USD | Kennett Square, Pennsylvania | Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

The beautiful, 75-foot gallery entrance of this home spans from the two first floor bedroom suites to the family living wing. The Family room has a Pub bar, ironstone fireplace and massive solid wood beams.

Gated French Country Estate | Phoenix, Arizona

$2,000,000 USD | Phoenix, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

 This gated French Country estate was built in 1940 and is located in the heart of central Phoenix. Offering ample opportunity to roam, the home is 2.29 acres. It also has a tennis court and horse facilities.

Everlasting Estate | Princeton, New Jersey

$10,000,000 USD | Princeton, New Jersey | Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty

Amazingly transformed and completely secluded on over 12 acres, “Everlasting” rivals the toniest East Coast estates. Ideally situated equidistant from NYC and Philadelphia in historic Princeton, a mecca for scholars and artists, it’s an easy drive from 3 international and 2 private airports. Celebrated architect and designer Michael R. La Rocca took a classical approach in re-imagining the country manor house.

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | February 2014

From private islands to private retreats, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from around that globe that offer a secluded and pristine lifestyle.

Pumpkin Key | Private Island

$110,000,000 USD | Key Largo, Florida | Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida Keys—Just ten minutes by helicopter to Miami’s South Beach or by boat to Key Largo, Pumpkin Key is an extraordinary private island totaling 26 acres located in the Florida Keys. Self sufficient with water and electric from the shore, the island currently features one main home with three bedrooms, two caretaker’s cottages, and a dock master’s apartment. The island also includes a 20-slip marina able to accommodate a mega-yacht, tennis courts that also serve as a helipad and golf cart paths that circle the island.

James Island | Private Islands in Canada

Price Upon Request | Gulf Islands, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Canada—James Island is a 780-acre private island prominently situated within Canada’s famous Gulf Island archipelago. The second largest privately owned island within the Gulf Islands, James Island is as rare as it is unique. Steeped in a rich and documented history, the island has had several lives: from agricultural settlement; to an industrial plant and company town; to its present incarnation as an exclusive retreat and a return to much of its natural state.

St. Barth Luxury Homes

Price Upon Request | Gouverneur, St. Barthelemy | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

St. Barth—The crisp white portico entrance to this spectacular property frames a panoramic view of the island’s cerulean waters of St. Jean Baie. Designed by renowned architect François Pecard with the ultimate villa vacation in mind, it features a breezy and casually elegant foyer that opens to an expansive palm tree shaded deck and a 25 meter (82 feet) infinity edge pool. The chic and comfortable interiors add to the home’s vacation vibe.

Hamptons Waterfront Home

$36,850,000 USD | East Hampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

New York—This dream compound in one of East Hampton’s most sought after locations. Offered for the first time since 1968, this estate includes three homes located on three adjacent lots with immediate ocean access. These three unique properties truly capture the essence of a bygone era of gracious yet casual beach living.

Luxury Estate in Idaho

$36,000,000 USD | Sagle, Idaho | Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty

Idaho—This lakeside estate was created with unsurpassed attention to detail and blends into its surroundings with panoramic views. Boasting 48+ gated acres, the six distinctive dwellings combine casual elegance with authentic Western Native American ambiance. The Main Home features one-of-a-kind amenities including natural stone, reclaimed barn wood and logs, hand-rubbed beams, custom-designed tiles, hand-finished copper and nickel, custom cabinetry, 7 custom fireplaces, museum-quality artifacts and custom furnishings throughout.

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