Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in April 2014

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

Luxury Kitchen | San Antonio, Texas

$1,499,999 USD | San Antonio, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Prices for the historic Victorians that make up the bulk of King William properties have roughly tripled in the past decade, said Debra Maltz, a broker associate for Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, though much of that price change can reflect extensive renovation. Larger, restored homes can cost $800,000 to $3 million, Ms. Maltz said.

Downtown San Antonio Gets a MakeoverThe Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Launches a Lifestyle Video SeriesSotheby’s International Realty

Private capital is returning to the mortgage marketHousingWire

Home Sellers’ Asking Prices Hit Five-Year HighWSJ Economics Blog

10 countries racing to buy American homesUSA TODAY

Modern Take on a Farmstead | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Jeff Koons Popeye Set To Make $25m At Auction In New YorkArtlyst

Picasso to Giacometti Lead Sotheby’s $322 Million AuctionBloomberg

 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in April 2014

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

Melbourne, Australia Luxury Homes for SalePrice Upon Request | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

Chinese buyers snap up high-end real estate in college towns - The Wall Street Journal

“In an effort to increase the likelihood of their children studying abroad, a growing group of Chinese buyers is snapping up high-end real estate in college towns around the world. Some Chinese buyers are using the properties to meet the universities’ residency requirements. Luxury homes also offer their children an upscale alternative to dorm life. Most important, many hope that real-estate purchases will help pay the costly university tuition.”

Homes That Go Out on a Limb - The Wall Street Journal

Virginia Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty BrandSotheby’s International Realty

Massachusetts Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Brand - Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Shoreline Home in Spain | House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

Bauhaus Flair by the Water in Massachusetts | House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

An Artist’s Home in Colorado | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

Pitfalls of pocket listings outweigh potential upsidesInman News

Second-Home Mortgages on the RiseDSNews.com

Chicken Cup, Chinese art’s ‘holy grail’, sells for £19.6mThe Telegraph

Duke’s sale of the centuries  – The Telegraph

Bubble? What Bubble? Art Sales Soar to RecordNBC News

 

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.

Newly Listed Luxury Properties for Sale >

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

The April 2014 issue of Sotheby’s Magazine has arrived and our offices are buzzing! View exclusive content from inside Sotheby’s Magazine >

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

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

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in March 2014

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

St. Barth Luxury Villa | St. Barth Properties Sotheby's International Realty$24,500,000 USD | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

St Barth’s Villa Bel Esprit Lists For $24.5 MillionCaribbean Journal

Million-Dollar Nabes: Pricey listings flock together in citiesThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: Insane Hamptons Summer RentalBusiness Insider

Landlords of the Manor: Luxury Rentals - The Wall Street Journal

Dream Homes: New York Real EstateNew York Post

Shades of the Emerald Isle: Three waterfront properties - The Wall Street Journal

On the Pond in Connecticut | House of the Day - The Wall Street Journal

3 major things you need to know about the 2014 housing marketCNN Money

John Lennon as writer and artist - Financial Times

‘Highest-valued’ artwork by Damien Hirst on show in the UAEAl Arabiya News

Tone At Top Sets Stage For Ethics: Realogy CEO - CNBC (video)

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | February 2014

From private islands to private retreats, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from around that globe that offer a secluded and pristine lifestyle.

Pumpkin Key | Private Island

$110,000,000 USD | Key Largo, Florida | Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida Keys—Just ten minutes by helicopter to Miami’s South Beach or by boat to Key Largo, Pumpkin Key is an extraordinary private island totaling 26 acres located in the Florida Keys. Self sufficient with water and electric from the shore, the island currently features one main home with three bedrooms, two caretaker’s cottages, and a dock master’s apartment. The island also includes a 20-slip marina able to accommodate a mega-yacht, tennis courts that also serve as a helipad and golf cart paths that circle the island.

James Island | Private Islands in Canada

Price Upon Request | Gulf Islands, British Columbia | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Canada—James Island is a 780-acre private island prominently situated within Canada’s famous Gulf Island archipelago. The second largest privately owned island within the Gulf Islands, James Island is as rare as it is unique. Steeped in a rich and documented history, the island has had several lives: from agricultural settlement; to an industrial plant and company town; to its present incarnation as an exclusive retreat and a return to much of its natural state.

St. Barth Luxury Homes

Price Upon Request | Gouverneur, St. Barthelemy | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

St. Barth—The crisp white portico entrance to this spectacular property frames a panoramic view of the island’s cerulean waters of St. Jean Baie. Designed by renowned architect François Pecard with the ultimate villa vacation in mind, it features a breezy and casually elegant foyer that opens to an expansive palm tree shaded deck and a 25 meter (82 feet) infinity edge pool. The chic and comfortable interiors add to the home’s vacation vibe.

Hamptons Waterfront Home

$36,850,000 USD | East Hampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

New York—This dream compound in one of East Hampton’s most sought after locations. Offered for the first time since 1968, this estate includes three homes located on three adjacent lots with immediate ocean access. These three unique properties truly capture the essence of a bygone era of gracious yet casual beach living.

Luxury Estate in Idaho

$36,000,000 USD | Sagle, Idaho | Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty

Idaho—This lakeside estate was created with unsurpassed attention to detail and blends into its surroundings with panoramic views. Boasting 48+ gated acres, the six distinctive dwellings combine casual elegance with authentic Western Native American ambiance. The Main Home features one-of-a-kind amenities including natural stone, reclaimed barn wood and logs, hand-rubbed beams, custom-designed tiles, hand-finished copper and nickel, custom cabinetry, 7 custom fireplaces, museum-quality artifacts and custom furnishings throughout.

Newly Listed Luxury Properties for Sale >

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in March 2014

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

Palm Beach Designer Show House

$2,495,000 USD | West Palm Beach, Florida | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

The owners of Villa Delle Palme — the 1925 Mediterranean home serving as this year’s American Red Cross Designers’ Show House— have put their home on the market in the middle of the fundraiser’s run. They’re hoping that a buyer might be among those touring the newly decorated rooms at 124 Churchill Road off South Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.

Red Cross Show House - Palm Beach Daily News

Sandy Weill Lists Connecticut Estate for $14 Million - The Wall Street Journal

What You Get for … $1,850,000 - The New York Times

Maryland Waterfront Estate | House of the DayThe Wall Street Journal

Gerald Halpin’s [Virginia] property sells for $18.6MWashington Business Journal

Sophisticated Estate Orphan at $19 MillionThe New York Times

Coming to America: More People Moved to the U.S. from International Locations in 2013 - RISMedia

Top brokers draw wealthy clients: In the high-end market, few ruleBoston Herald

Realogy Charitable Foundation Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary and $22.5 Million in Total Funds Raised and DonatedMarketWatch

Rare $39 Million Ming Dynasty Cup to Be Part of Sotheby’s SaleBusinessWeek

Sotheby’s Auctions Felix Marcilhac’s Exquisite Art Deco CollectionArchitectural Digest

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