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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in June 2014

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

12.500.000 kr | Stockholm, Sweden | Sweden Sotheby’s International Realty

House Hunting in … Sweden – The New York Times 

Real estate is quite healthy for the whole of Sweden,” said Lars Andersson, the chief executive of Sweden Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are blessed with a lot of attractive coastline.” It is possible to find a small stuga, or cottage, for about $1 million. “If you are willing to jump on a ferry or take your own boat out to an island with no car connection, you can find something quite beautiful for half.”

House of the Day: Over the Moon in La Jolla -The Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Featured Estate of the Week: Timeless and Sophisticated Villa -Haute Living

What You Get for … $1,300,000 -The New York Times

On The Market: A Classic Seaside Getaway on Martha’s Vineyard – Architectural Digest

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Luxembourg – Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty launches global referral platform powered by Immobel – Inman News

Here’s What Wealthy People Want In Their Luxury Homes – Business Insider

The only way is up: Balearic property prices soar – The Telegraph

Luxury Homeowners Snub the Open House – The Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Swim-Up Estate in Palm Beach – The Wall Street Journal

Rare Stamp Sells for $9.5 Million – ABC News

SLIDESHOW: History of Art in Ten Works at Sotheby’s – Artinfo UK

John Lennon & Jimi Hendrix & Bob Dylan personal items at Sotheby’s auctions NY – Yareah Magazine

10 Romantic Homes For Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ve collected some of our most romantic homes from around the world. From whimsical love stories to wedding cake forms, these unique homes are surely to set your heart on fire.

Carefree, Arizona

$4,290,000 USD | Carefree, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled on Black Mountain, this spectacular landmark home is known as The Wedding Cake House for its layered arched porticos on three different levels which resemble to many the icing layers on a wedding cake. Elements of the design were inspired by the legendary Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. There also is a rock above it that is called the Bride and Groom rock because it resembles a couple kissing.

Lloyd Harbor, New York

$3,495,000 USD | Lloyd Harbor, New York | Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

Pulpit Rock is a one of a kind French Provincial-style home with traditional details inside and out. The owner named the house after the place where he proposed to his wife, which was also the location of their first date.

Riceville, Tennessee

$2,150,00 USD | Riceville, Tennessee | Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty

Reminiscent of the English countryside, Holly Hill is a classic manor estate along the rolling foothills of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains with lavishly landscaped grounds of formal and informal gardens. Built in the early 1950′s for the late British paper magnate, Sir Eric Bowater and his wife, Lady Margaret. The estate was designed by New Orleans architects—it is said to be a Colonial mansion on one side and a Southern Mississippi plantation on the other.

Belvedere, California

$7,950,000 USD | Belvedere, California | Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as The Pink House, this iconic home is Belvedere’s most authentic example of the Mission Revival style. Built in 1912 by J. M. Howells at the height of the style’s popularity, the home showcase curved parapet at the gable ends, quatrefoil windows and tile roof.

Anacortes, Washington

$9,800,000 USD | Anacortes, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on more than 87 woodland acres, this rustic log-style retreat has a wedding chapel and reception hall on the property which has been the location for numerous weddings including the owners son.

Hopedale, Massachusetts

$800,000 USD | Hopedale, Massachusetts| Mathieu Newton Sotheby’s International Realty

Though not in the South, this circa 1897 post Civil War era home echoes the romanticism of Gone With The Wind period. The home was lovingly converted from Italianate to the Queen Anne Victorian style in the early 1900′s by the inventor and entrepreneur William Lapworth for his wife, who adored Victorian architecture.

Cote d’Azur, France

$13.000.000 € EUR | Cote d’Azur , France | Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

What is more romantic than an old mansion surrounded by its French gardens, ornamental lakes, fountains and a Mediterranean patio covered with green ivy? Designed by architect André Svetchine, this sublime mansion is a very rare estate with beautiful high ceilings and spacious living spaces that opening onto two terraces.

Con Dao, Vietnam

$1,700,000 USD | Con Dao, Vietnam| Vietnam Sotheby’s International Realty

Six Senses Con Dao is located off the southeast coast of Vietnam in a dramatic archipelago of 14 islets. Each villa is equipped with a private infinity pool and boast amazing vistas which allows couples to forget about the crowd and enjoy their own time in their own pavilion. The villas are filled with dim lights and soft music played from the equipped iPod docking station. For the utmost romantic ambiance, have a moonlit dinner on the private beach.

Los Angeles, California

$4,223,232 USD | Los Angeles, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

Legend has it that this Hollywood home was built for the silent film era’s “Most Beautiful Girls in the World,” Barbara La Marr. Hidden above the Los Angeles strip, this estate has a prohibition-styled pub and theatre room perfect for a nip-on-the-sly.

Venice, Italy

1.680.000 € EUR | Venice, Italy | Venice Sotheby’s International Realty

Palazzo Molin del Cuoridoro is located in San Marco, lying in the heart of the historic city of Venice. Just steps from the Piazza San Marco, “the most beautiful drawing room in the world,” this 15th century Venetian Palazzo was the residence of Mozart in the 18th century. Today the building been converted into prestigious a residential complex of 18 apartments.

10 Most Popular Properties of 2013

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Last year one of our most read blog posts was about the 10 Most Popular Properties of 2012, which listed our most viewed listings on sothebysrealty.com for that year. Back by popular demand, here are the 10 most viewed properties on sothebysrealty.com for 2013! Can you guess which property ranks number one?

10. Courchevel, France

Propriétés de Courchevel Sotheby’s International Realty | Courchevel, France | Price Upon Request

Exceptional and unique, this beautifully designed chalet is located in the French Alps ski resort of Courvhevel. This luxury homes includes 8 bedrooms of which there is 2 master, a family suite, luxury spa complete with pool, gym, home cinema and wine cellar.

9. Santa Barbara, California

Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage | California, USA | $49,000,000 USD

One of the most significant homes in California, Solana features a magnificent 20,000+ grand estate as its centerpiece with hand-carved mahogany, European forged bronze hardware, museum quality mosaic tile floors, 18th century wall sconces, 17th century French oak paneling and stunning 360-degree views that stretch across the entire Montecito Valley to the foothills, past Santa Barbara’s beaches and the picturesque harbor. Whether it’s simply for your family’s enjoyment or to host a large benefit, Solana has the facilities and accommodations to suit the moment.

8. Snowmass Village, Colorado

Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty | Colorado, USA | $44,000,000 USD*

Situated on 504 private acres in Snowmass Village, this property is a compound that includes a main house, guest house, barn, pastures, ponds with water rights, outdoor spaces and breathtaking views. The main house features more than 23,000 square feet on three levels with four bedrooms, five full baths, three half baths, contemporary kitchen, formal and informal living and family rooms, his and her master baths and closets and large exercise room. There also is a massage room, indoor spa with sunken hot tub, multiple offices, game room, three-tiered theater, wet bar, vaulted ceilings and beautiful outdoor spaces with fire pit and wood-burning fireplace. *This Property Has Sold.

7. London, England

London Sotheby’s International Realty | United Kingdom | Price Upon Request

A truly magnificent luxury penthouse apartment in London with spectacular uninterrupted, 150 foot frontage views over Hyde Park. This sensational lateral flat offers state-of-the-art luxury living such as a fully equipped gym, beauty treatment room, home cinema and 6 stunning and spacious roof terraces and gardens.

6. Baltalimani, Turkey

Turkey Sotheby’s International Realty | Turkey | $115,000,000 USD

This remarkable mansion, located in Baltalimani, RumeliHisari was built in the second half of the 19th century by the famous French architect Alexandre Vallaury for Müsir Zeki Pasha, who was a minister during the ruling of Sultan Abdulhamit II.

5. Piemonte, Italy

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

One of Italy’s most beautiful monuments, The Castle is considered one of the most scenic and extraordinary castles for sale in the world. Its marvelous noble courtyard with the suggestive Fountain of the Mysteries is surrounded by impressive, historical walls which were built between the 9th and 14th centuries. With 30 bedrooms and 47 bathrooms, all the rooms and the halls are of an incommensurable beauty. The luxuriant medieval park is able to accommodate up to 300 guests within its perfectly manicured gardens.

4. Gland, SwitzerlandMansion for Sale Lake Geneva Swizterland

This ravishing waterfront property stands in beautiful 13-hectare grounds on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by broad meadows, fields and woodland ensuring complete seclusion. Built in 1923, the property consists of a superb mansion, adjoining house for use as offices and guest accommodation, gate house and wonderful pavilion by the lake. Refined and elegant the interior living space includes several reception rooms with marble floors, fireplaces and beautiful wood paneling, a luxuriously equipped kitchen, nine bedroom suites, lavish bathrooms and a spectacular vaulted wine cellar and tasting room in the basement.

3. Hillsborough, California

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

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.

2. Exuma Cays, Bahamasprivate islands for sale

This private island, located in the heart of the Exuma chain in the Central Bahamas offers the ultimate privacy and relaxation.

1. New York, New York

Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage | New York, USA | $95,000,000 USD

The New York penthouse located at The Pierre Hotel encompasses the entire 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors. Beautiful 360-degree views of Manhattan are found in this incomparable property. The Penthouse is located within one of the world’s greatest hotels. It is the triplex penthouse at The Pierre, a residence that will forever remain without peer in Manhattan.