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

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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

Iconic Mountain Modern Home in Colorado | Video House Tour

The newly completed “mountain modern” interiors and furnishings of Slifer Design of Vail beautifully complement the exceptional architecture of Aspen-based architect Lea Sisson. Soaring ceilings offer panoramic 270-degree views from the San Sophia Range all the way around to iconic Wilson Peak.

$4,995,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters the Canary Islands, Strengthening its Presence in Spain

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters the Canary Islands,  Strengthening its Presence in Spain

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Key Properties, an established brokerage firm on the island of Tenerife since 1996, has joined its luxury real estate network and now will do business as Canary Islands Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, which is managed by Diego Cano Porqueres, serves the high-end real estate market on Tenerife and throughout the Canary Islands. The Sotheby’s International Realty® network already has firms across Spain in Madrid, Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza.

“Our expansion across Europe continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key markets around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This affiliation, which strengthens our overall presence in Spain, offers us immediate entrance into the exciting Tenerife market. We are very pleased that our global clientele will have access to our services in this beautiful Spanish island and beyond.”

According to Porqueres, his firm has adapted to the multicultural market needs of Tenerife over the course of the last two decades. “I am confident the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will attract many qualified, international buyers into Tenerife,” he said. “Throughout the years, our firm has grown by anticipating and successfully adapting to extremely volatile market conditions. Our clients know that collaborating with our company means a long-lasting establishment of mutual trust. We have sold some of the most emblematic resorts in the south of the Island. Our professional team of experienced, international real estate consultants looks forward to helping our global clients buy extraordinary properties in Tenerife and the Canary Islands.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 14,500 sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide. Canary Islands 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.

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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

Sotheby’s Inaugural Designer Showhouse in New York

This week Sotheby’s auction house in New York is presenting an inaugural Designer Showhouse exhibition. The event, which is sponsored by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., is, an innovative approach to highlighting the treasure trove of fine art, furniture and decorative arts offered each season at Sotheby’s.

A select group of talented interior designers were given exclusive access to the auction house’s inventory and shopped the “stacks” to select a group of objects from which six distinctive interior spaces were devised. These objects include paintings, sculptures, prints, furniture and decorative arts which range in date from the 1st century A.D. through the end of the 20th century and encompass a range of artistic and architectural styles from around the world. Here is a peek at their masterful spaces the designers created.

Ryan Korban | Sotheby's Designer Showhouse

RYAN KORBAN, known for his retail design including Alexander Wang’s flagship store, Balenciaga’s men’s and women’s flagship stores and Fivestory New York;

McMillen Inc. Interior Design | Sotheby's Designer Showhouse

ANN PYNE from McMillen Inc., the oldest full service interior design and decorating firm in America;

Daun Curry | Sotheby's Designer Showhouse

DAUN CURRY from Modern Declaration, named one of Vogue’s hottest new designers;

Olasky & Sinsteden | Sotheby's Designer Showhouse

New York design duo CATHERINE CASTEEL OLASKY and MAXIMILIAN P. SINSTEDEN from Olasky & Sinsteden whose collective background includes time working for renowned names including Bunny Williams, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, David Easton Inc., Charlotte Moss;

Shaler Ladd | Sotheby's Designer Showhouse

SHALER LADD of Shaler Ladd Design Corporation who has built his business by providing exceptional service and quality to a loyal client base for which he curates interiors tailored to the distinct lifestyle and tastes of each individual; and,

Rush Jenkins | Sotheby's Designer Showhouse

RUSH JENKINS and KLAUS BAER from WRJ Design Associates, who are renowned for curating and designing exhibits for such luminaries as Mrs. Nancy Reagan and Bill Blass.

These designers were given the freedom to create any type of space and impose any type of aesthetic that he or she desired. The hope is that these spaces will demonstrate how good pieces of fine and decorative art can transcend time and space and that the dialogue between these pieces within a contemporary context not only allows the viewer an opportunity to reflect upon the pieces’ historical and artistic importance, but also gives the pieces new meaning and significance in the world of today.

Sotheby’s Inaugural Designer Showhouse is open to the public through Saturday, March 29 at Sotheby’s New York Headquarters located at 1334 York Avenue.

Kettle Lake Ranch in Canada | Video House Tour

Rarely does such an historic, strikingly beautiful, property come to the open market. Once owned by the infamous Ford family of Henry Ford heritage, this sprawling 242 Acre estate features 2 high-caliber houses, amazing mountain views, pristinely natural landscape, one of Alberta’s only covered bridges, horse barn, pasture, paddocks, storage and riding areas, outbuildings and several large lakes.

37 888 000 $ CAD | Calgary, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes Upstate South Carolina Firm

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes Upstate South Carolina Firm

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Justin Winter and Associates, LLC in Sunset, S.C., is the newest member of its real estate network and will operate as Justin Winter Sotheby’s International Realty.

Justin Winter is broker/owner of the firm, which is located at 119 Buck Ridge Road in Sunset, S.C., on Lake Keowee. With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network now has five independently owned and operated member companies throughout the state including: Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty in Bluffton; Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty in Charleston; Laissez Faire Sotheby’s International Realty in Aiken; and Prince George Sotheby’s International Realty in Pawleys Island.

“For nature lovers, Lake Keowee offers clear crystal waters, a backdrop of majestic mountains and world-class amenity communities including The Cliffs® and The Reserve at Lake Keowee®,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “For the last 10 years, Justin and his team have been a trusted resource in these communities. We proudly welcome Justin Winter Sotheby’s International Realty to our network and look forward to bringing our brand’s global reach to this market.”

Winter’s firm has a reputation for providing knowledgeable and professional real estate counsel. “We focus on earning the trust and respect of our clients,” Winter said. “As property owners and club members in the communities in which we serve, we have an in-depth knowledge of our market and the unique lifestyle this area offers. We look forward to introducing this very special region to both domestic and international audiences. With the support of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, that’s now possible.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 14,500 sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide. Justin Winter 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.

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