New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | November 2013

From the Mediterranean coast to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale highlight some of the world’s finest waterfront locales.

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Price Upon Request | Monte Carlo, Monaco| C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

Monaco—Unique and exceptional this superb duplex penthouse encompasses spectacular panoramic sea views. Located in the most exclusive and prestigious residences, the apartment is only steps from the beaches.

almalfi coast italy villas for sale

50.000.000 € EUR | Positano, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy—Located on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, this world-renowned luxury villa is uniquely situated as the largest single private resort with beach access along the entire coast. With breathtaking ocean views, the villa has direct access to crystal blue waters and sandy beaches. The epitome of luxury living in Italy, the villa has its own organic garden, which includes a variety of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, parsley, basil, and many other ingredients that are used by the house chef to prepare incredible, fresh home made dishes.

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$45,000,000 USD | Newport, Rhode Island | Gustav White Sotheby’s International Realty

Rhode Island—This incomparable 45-acre oceanfront estate anchors the southern point of Newport’s celebrated Ocean Drive. Breathtaking vistas span from the greens at Newport Country Club, across acres of rolling lawns to the spectacular southern ocean views. Amenities include an infinity-edge pool, private water frontage, and a mooring on Price’s Neck Cove. The handsome indigenous-stone residence with open airy living provides the ultimate in quality and comfort.

franch riviera waterfront villas for sale

27.000.000 € EUR | Cap d’Ail, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France—Built on 3 levels, this contemporary waterfront villa offers vast rooms with majestic sea views. With superb terraces and direct access to the sea by way of a private underground gallery, this spectacular villa embraces southern France’s extraordinary lifestyle.

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$35,000,000 USD | Grand Cayman Island | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Cayman Islands—Without doubt Castillo Caribe is one of the finest beachfront estate homes in the world offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands. Enjoy year round sunshine and a luxurious Caribbean lifestyle all on a private pristine white sandy beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

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New and Notable Luxury Homes for Sale | October 2013

From a sleek apartment in the heart of New York City to a medieval castle set on a vineyard in Tuscany, this month’s collection of new and notable luxury properties for sale showcase the diverse lifestyles of those who value the unique.

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$50,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Manhattan — Located in the famed Time Warner building this one of a kind home is situated on Central Park with jet liner views of the city and Hudson River. A grand entertaining eat-in kitchen also has Park and city views.

vineyard for sale in Chianti Italy

Price Upon Request | Chianti, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy — Magnificent property in the heart of Chianti in a lovely private location perched atop a hill. The property, which is partly covered with vineyards, produces roughly 70,000 bottles of wine labeled “Castello di Tornano” and includes a charming medieval castle, 11 suites, 8 apartments, a private chapel and swimming pool.

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$32,500,000 USD | Herzliya Pituach, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Israel — Located on one of Israel’s most prestigious street, this Ilan Pivco designed architectural estate is situated on a meticulously manicured and artfully landscaped dunam. This state of the art house is unmatched in its artisan details and luxurious finishes.

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$32,000,000 USD | Palm Beach, Florida | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Palm Beach — This impressive home boasts six principal bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two powder rooms and a privately gated beach house. The Main House includes a tennis court with balustrade gallery and a chic oval swimming pool. Inside, the exquisite millwork was imported from France and installed on site.

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22.000.000 € EUR | Neuilly, Ile-De-France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

France — This rare and sublime private mansion features a huge reception room, family kitchen with a pantry, swimming pool and fitness room.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in October 2013

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

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$1,900,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

“There are a great amount of advantages from a financial point of view that attract international buyers to the Caribbean. There are currently over $2 Trillion in deposits in various banks in the Caribbean. Especially on our level, with our brand, we are looking at the top tier of the market and an incredibly sophisticated buyer. They know the market very well and the Caribbean is an incredibly attractive region for a lot of these buyers,” says Michael Valdes, Sotheby’s International Realty’s Director of International Servicing, Latin America & Caribbean Region.

An expert look at the Caribbean market - Turks & Caicos Magazine

Pending Sales of [US] Existing Homes Slump by Most in Three YearsBloomberg

Forget Affordability — Housing’s Trends Signal A Bright FutureForbes

63% of International Buyers Pay CashNational Association of Realtors®

China Home Prices Jump by Most This YearBloomberg

Real Estate: A Week in the Life of Denver’s Market5280.com | The Denver Magazine

Malta Sotheby’s International Realty launches luxury outlet office in SliemaMalta Today

Realogy’s NRT subsidiary acquires big brokerage in California wine countryInman News

Sotheby’s Australia to Auction $24,000 Sheep ShearsWSJ Scene Asia Blog

Jony Ive & Marc Newson Design Watches For (RED) AuctionForbes

Famous Jane Austen watercolour portrait to be auctioned at Sotheby’sThe Guardian

 

Living on the World’s Best Beaches

Sandy shores and picturesque scenes make-up Travel + Leisure‘s first-ever Best Beach on Earth survey. From people-watching to seclusion to wildlife viewing, the list of 30 blissful beaches has something for every interest.

Want to own your own slice of paradise?  Here are four homes located on one of these acclaimed beaches.

South Beach, Miami

south beach luxury penthouse for sale

$25,000,000 USD | Miami Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Über chic South Beach penthouse with a private rooftop deck, double walk-in glass wine rooms and the latest SAVANT home technology. The fabulous driftwood-inspired color palette is surrounded by 270˚ ocean and beach views. This spectacular home is the only penthouse in SOBE with movie theatre.

Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas

Pink Sands Beach Bahamas

$7,500,000 USD | Harbour Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Perched  above the famous Pink Sands Beach, a coveted 3-mile long beach, is a 2-acre family compound known as Driftwood Beach House. The compound includes a main house with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and stunning sea views, a separate guest apartment, abundant covered and open terraces and an idyllic beachside cabana perfect for lounging in the gentle sea breeze.

Hapuna Beach, Hawaii

Kamuela Luxury homes for sale

$3,795,000 USD | Kamuela, Hawaii, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

Located with easy access to Hapuna Beach, this lovely town home has endless ocean views perfect for gorgeous sunsets and seasonal whale watching. Ownership privileges at Kauna’oa include a private par 3 practice golf course, an exercise pavilion, individual wine storage lockers and an on-site residential concierge.

Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands 

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$750,000 USD | Grand Cayman Island | Grand Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Plantana, Grand Cayman is located on the Seven Mile Beach. The most sought after beachfront location in the Caribbean.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | July 2013

From a metropolitan  penthouse in the heart of Manhattan to the European countryside, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale highlight a variety of properties that offer the ultimate in privacy and solitude.

New York City Penthouse

$75,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Manhattan — Design by Tony Ingrao, this magnificent apartment has been completely renovated and redesigned. The New York City Penthouse occupies the entire floor with a private entry foyer.This penthouse features extra high ceilings throughout, elegant and dramatic entertaining space and warm and inviting private sanctuaries.

Switzerland real estate

Price Upon Request | Gingins, Switzerland | de Rham Sotheby’s International Realty

Switzerland — At the heart of the Côte, in the charming village of Gingins, this unique chateau is surrounded by 68,700 m² of grounds, offering the property incomparable privacy. This magnificent mansion dates from the 15th century and has recently been restored by the current owner.

Turks And Caicos Islands private island

$45,000,000 USD | Dellis Cay, Turks And Caicos Islands | Turks And Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Turks & Caicos — A combination of tide and currents make this uninhabited 560 acre private island a splendor of nature. One of the most desirable private islands in the Turks and Caicos, Dellis Cay—named for the family that inhabited the island in the 1950′s—is a few miles from the main island of Providenciales and accessible by a 20-minute boat ride.

Dominican Republic Real Estate

$27,600,000 USD | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | Cabarete Dominican Republic Sotheby’s International Realty

Dominican Republic — La Goleta is a prime undeveloped parcel of land approximately 3 kilometers west of Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. This parcel of land has been held in a family estate for nearly 100 years and is unspoiled farmland lying between the ocean to the south and the main federal highway to the north. The property is unique for the area because of the large acreage between the main road and the ocean, encompassing sufficient space for a modern, creative planned unit development.

Washington DC real estate

$26,000,000 USD | Washington, District Of Columbia | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Washington, D.C. — An architectural and historical landmark prominently sited on Dupont Circle in the heart of the capitol city, this Italianate mansion was designed in 1901 by Stanford White. In 1927, President and Mrs. Coolidge temporarily resided in the mansion as The White House underwent renovations. During that time, President Coolidge hosted Charles Lindbergh at the residence after his solo transatlantic flight.

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Historic Plantation Home in St. Croix, USVI | House Tour

The Mt. Washington Great House and Plantation is considered by many to be the most beautiful historic restoration in the Virgin Islands – and perhaps the entire Caribbean.

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In 1986, the owner sought to undertake a painstaking restoration of the 1700‘s two-story great house built from stone, brick and cut coral. His attention to detail and dedication to authenticity is evident at every turn, and the home currently houses a renowned collection of the owners’ West Indian antiques, perfectly complimenting the rich historical setting. In addition to the great house, the 12+ acre estate includes a separate two bedroom guest house, two fully renovated, detached cottages that serve as rental property, an orchard and historic ruins from the 18th century.

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Among banana, avocado and citrus trees on the tranquil grounds below the great house are the 18th century stone ruins of a sugar factory, boiling shed, molasses cistern, two story dungeon and stone remains of a 17-cottage village. The center piece of the ruins is the restored “cock-pit” animal mill complete with 18th century wooden crushing machinery. The original animal stables were restored for the owner’s antique shop and have been more recently used as a yoga and art studio.

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A labyrinth, an ancient walking path of prayer and meditation built by the present owners, is positioned among the ruins and the fruit trees. A stone bell tower, housing an 18th century bell, overlooks the peaceful plantation ruins and landscaped grounds. Century old trees grace the property and provide cool shade, amazing color and nice breezes on hot summer days.

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Over the years the great house, grounds and ruins have been the background for photos of brides and models, films and catalogs. Mt. Washington has been featured in many magazines including Colonial Homes, Traditional Home, Gourmet, Architectural Digest, Coastal Living and British Vogue. The grounds and great house were a site for a Danish film and featured in a major Copenhagen newspaper, and most recently were featured in an episode of the American TV show, The Bachelor.

This very special property is currently listed for sale with Kim Lucas of United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International for $3,900,000 USD. Click here to request more information or schedule a tour.

Ruins, Remnants and Reminders of Time Past

Post provided by guest contributing blogger, Kim Lucas with United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

It is true my life as a Sotheby’s International Realty® agent involves listing, showing and selling beautiful pieces of property, but I feel particularly fortunate doing so on the historic island of St. Croix where Christopher Columbus visited on his second voyage in 1493 and since then seven different flags have flown.

Many properties on the island contain remnants of the past – architectural ruins of old plantations, sugar mills, rum factories and even fire houses. Here are three unmatched historical properties all that help to tell the story of the island’s rich past.

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The Mt. Washington Great House and Plantation is considered by many to be the most beautiful historic restoration homes in the Virgin Islands – and perhaps the entire Caribbean. On more than one occasion, Mt. Washington has been the centerpiece on the St. Croix Landmarks Society House Tours and has beenfeatured in celebrated shelter magazines including Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, and British Vogue. Most recently the estate was featured in an episode of the popular American TV show, The Bachelor.

$3,900,000 USD | St. Croix, USVI | United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

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Once considered one of the most prolific sugar producers in the Caribbean, Clifton Hill is a significant historical example of the technological evolution of St Croix’s agricultural industry. The estate, which is on the National Registry of Historic Places, has a history that stretches back to the mid-1700’s when the property was owned by King Cristian VI, a Danish monarch. In 1915, the sugar factory was converted into a rum distillery and in the 1930’s the rum operation was shipping 75 barrels of rum to New York every two weeks until it closed in the 1940’s.

$495,000 USD | St. Croix, USVI | United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

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The ruins of “Picnics in Paradise” sits on 4+ acres of beachfront on St Croix’s North Shore. The current owners have had extensive drawings done by an architect to convert the ruins to a fabulous two bedroom home with a guest house.

$499,000 | St. Croix, USVI | United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Its natural beauty combined with its rich history makes the island of St. Croix intoxicating. These are but a sampling of the historic properties available here, and you too, can own your own piece of history in paradise!

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Many thanks to our guest blogger, Kim Lucas from United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty, the premier real estate firm dedicated to serving the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Dominican Republic

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Dominican Republic

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has strengthened its presence in the Caribbean with the addition of Cabarete Dominican Republic Sotheby’s International Realty to its luxury real estate network.

The firm is owned by William Holden, who first established Cabarete Lifestyle in 2004. The flagship Cabarete Dominican Republic Sotheby’s International office covers the Cabarete region and the company plans to open a second office in Las Terrenas in the near future.

“The addition of Cabarete Dominican Republic Sotheby’s International Realty to our luxury real estate network builds on the momentum we are experiencing throughout the Caribbean region, where in 2012 we expanded into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We look forward to further growth in this market under William Holden’s leadership.”

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