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 >

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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

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.

Water Mill_New York_Wine Cellar

$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

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$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

Significant Sales April 2014

The April 2014 issue of Significant Sales showcases top sales from around the world, beginning with a beachfront property in California with approximately 300 feet of “on the sand” frontage. Also featured is a magnificent waterfront home in Sands Point, New York, the Morning View Mansion in the heart of Malibu and over twenty other properties from across the globe.

Montecito 19.875m

  Sotheby’s International Realty-Montecito-Coast Village Road Brokerage | $19,870,000 USD | California, USA

California— This two-parcel beachfront property has approximately 300 feet of “on the sand” frontage for a total of approximately 3.55 level acres. There is an existing three-bedroom home on the entry parcel. As well, there is a building site for an approximately 12,000-square foot estate, partially constructed.

Daniel Gale 17m(2)

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty | $17,000,000 USD | New York, USA

New York—Magnificent waterfront living defines La Presqu’ile – a rare gem along the seashore. Nestled on just under 20 acres at the tip of the peninsula connecting Manhasset Bay and the Long Island Sound, La Presqu’ile commands prime views of the Manhattan skyline, water, open sky and natural landscape with 1,600 feet of shoreline. An enchanting oasis, the lush grounds include specimen and ornamental trees, shrubs and estate gar­dens. In addition to the main residence are two cottages that are approached by a regal stone entry and four car garage with two apartments. Situated on the property are tennis courts, swim­ming pool, boat house and dock.

Brentwood 15m (2)

Sotheby’s International Realty-Brentwood Brokerage | $15,000,000 USD | California, USA

California—The Morning View mansion is in the heart of Malibu. This palatial masterpiece is set on approximately 5.33 private ocean view acres and has manicured gardens, reflective pools, fountains, a caretaker’s residence, horse stables with riding area, tennis court, large infinity edged pool with guest/pool house and fruit orchard.

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