Washington D.C. Real Estate | Market Spotlight

Washington DC_Market Spotlight

$9,800,000 USD | Washington D.C., USA | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty 

“The market in Washington, D.C., has been active and prices are up 10 percent over last year – however we did experience a late start to the season (known as frozenomics),” said Michael Rankin, managing partner, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

“As April has turned to May, we see low inventory across multiple price points. This alone has had the biggest impact on the velocity of the market in the Washington, D.C., area. During the first several weeks of April, we have seen significant increases in activity at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Despite market trends, year-to-date sales for the firm have increased 25 percent year-to-date versus 2013, and we have continued to set new records, including the $18.6 million sale in March of the historic River View Estate in Alexandria and the Patterson Mansion, listed for $25 million, which will close in May.”

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Stunning Custom Built Residence in Toronto, Canada | Luxury House Tour

Custom built residence featuring 8,000 square feet of finished living space. High quality finishes throughout, open concept entertaining areas. Finished walk-out basement with theater/media room, gym and nanny suite. Enjoy outdoor lifestyle in the private oasis rear grounds designed by Janice Rosenberg.

3 499 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

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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Sotheby’s International Realty Network Welcomes Washington Firm

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that  Main St. Brokerage, LLC in Woodinville, Washington, is the newest member of its real estate network and now will operate as Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty.

Chad and Aaron Shriner are broker/owners of the firm, which has one office in Woodinville and one scheduled to open later this year in Redmond, Washington.  With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have eight independently owned and operated offices throughout the state of Washington.

“Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty is centrally located in the heart of the western Washington wine country,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Known for its unique beauty, the location has become a point of tourism for wine aficionados.  With more than 60 years of combined ownership and management experience, Chad and Aaron have a great depth of knowledge in their market.”

According to Aaron Shriner, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand affiliation creates new opportunities for their agents and offices.  “Our focus is on working together as a team to provide the best service and experience to our clients,” he said.  “Through the quality service we provide, we aim to be in a class of our own.  With the support and global reach of this brand, we believe we can achieve that.  We have a very savvy clientele and work to be their trusted real estate advisor.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide.  Marketplace 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: Second Week of July 2014

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$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.

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$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 >

Article provided by Derek Duncan exclusively for Sotheby’s International Realty®.

Spectacular Private Estate in Athens, Georgia | Luxury House Tour

Set on an extremely private 12 acres, the home seamlessly combines historic craftsmanship with the latest technology. The most exquisite details can be found in every area of this estate. The current owners are meticulous with close attention to every detail.

$3,650,000 USD | Athens, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty