Monthly Archive: January 2016

Significant Sales Volume 9 2015

The latest volume of Significant Sales features top sales from the Sotheby’s International Realty network beginning with a European-inspired beachfront estate in Florida. Also featured is a historic residence in Colorado, a picturesque home in New York and more than twenty other properties.

01- Premier 24.5m$24,500,000 USD | Florida, USA | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida – “Castle by the Sea” draws inspiration from the natural beauty of the grounds and surrounding landscape. This beachfront European-inspired estate is located in an 11-home exclusive gated community. From the grand marble-paved porte-cochère, ascend the impressive four-story marble and stone staircase with amazing Gulf of Mexico views accessed from each level of this stately home. Palladian architecture, a handcrafted gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, alluring outdoor terraces, old-world craftsmanship and garage parking for five automobiles are among this residence’s offerings.

02 - Aspen 18m$18,000,000 USD | Colorado, USA | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Colorado –  The Red Onion building has been a central part of Aspen since 1892. This historic property is located in the heart of Aspen and is anchored by a restaurant bearing the same name. The location features the original bar from Aspen’s silver mining days. The building showcases unrivaled views towards Aspen Mountain and the ski area.

430 Halsey Neck Ln, Southampton, NY$17,000,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

New York –  Perhaps the most picturesque property in the estate section of Southampton Village, this stately residence, situated on approximately three-and-a-half private, graciously landscaped acres, epitomizes the most compelling aspects of Southampton life. The meticulous grounds present this elegant residence perfectly among the formal parterre gardens, hedged koi pond, spectacular Beech and Willow trees and expansive, majestic lawn.

06 - Santa Fe UndisclosedPrice Undisclosed | New Mexico, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown

New Mexico – The approximately 2,300-deeded acres of Jane Fonda’s Forked Lightning Ranch provide a diverse ecosystem of placid beauty. The Pecos River, one of the finest trout fisheries in the state, circuitously flows for about three and a half miles through the luxury Ranch creating an oasis for a variety of Rocky Mountain wildlife and a haven for anglers seeking healthy rainbow and brown trout. To float or wade its classic riffle run and pool water during June’s higher flows when the remarkable salmon-fly hatch explodes, provides one of fly fishing’s most rewarding experiences.

07 - Maury 10.57m$10,575,000 USD | Massachusetts, USA | Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty

Massachusetts – This home is located in a highly coveted area and nestled on one of the highest points in the Cliff on Nantucket Island. There is deeded beach access to one of Nantucket’s most beautiful shorelines and also the ability for a mooring. Water views can be found from every room in the home which is situated on close to an acre.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in January 2016

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


$5,500,000 USD | Scottsdale, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled among boulders in the Sonoran Desert, this modern home, designed by architect Eddie Jones and built in 2001, resembles a scorpion.”

Listing of the Day: A Scorpion-shaped Desert Dwelling – Mansion Global

Impressive Hawaii Beachfront Mansion Asks $25M – Curbed

Three Homes with a Sunny Outlook – Wall Street Journal

6 Stunning Homes in New Orleans – The Week

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Australia with Queensland Sotheby’s International RealtySotheby’s International Realty

A Stately 35-Room Mansion in Burke, Vermont, is on the Market for $4.5 Million – Architectural Digest

Listing of the Day: A Compound with a Sports Complex – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes California FirmSotheby’s International Realty

A Beachfront Villa in Puerto Vallarta’s Lush Rainforest is Selling for $6.95 Million – Architectural Digest

Exclusive: Tour the 1939 Frank Lloyd Wright Sturges House – DuJour

Five-star Homes with with Room Service and Hotel Luxury on Tap on the Rise – The Telegraph

Realogy Announces Ascend Program’s First Graduating Class of Future Brokerage Leaders – Realogy

Colorful Coexistence | Pantone’s 2016 Colour of the Year – Sotheby’s

Lucian Freud’s ‘Pregnant Girl’ to be Part of Sotheby’s February Auction – The Huffington Post

Petrus ’82 May Fetch $3,500 a Bottle at Sotheby’s London Auction – Bloomberg Business


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2391 Bennington Drive, San Bruno, $9,490,000 USD Venture Sotheby’s Real Estate

2391 Bennington Drive, San Bruno, $9,490,000 USD Beautifully updated Crestmoor Park home with elegant designer touches throughout. Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter top and a glass tile back splash. All 3 bedrooms have refinished hardwood floors and new double…

2011 Doolittle Drive, $8,799,000 USD Venture Sotheby’s Real Estate

2011 Doolittle Drive, $8,799,000 USD Great investment property that consists of 42/1bd, 16 Junior 1bd, and a large 2bd unit. It sits on two parcels of 1.60 acres of land. Property has 3 laundry rooms on site and is fully rented with great rental upside. It’s centrally…

1483 165th Avenue, $8,420,000 USD Venture Sotheby’s Real Estate

1483 165th Avenue, $8,420,000 USD Great investment property that consists of 45 large units 15/2bd-1ba, 1/3bd-1ba, 28 /1bd-1ba and 1 large (unwarranted) 2bd-2ba that is occupied by the manager. The property has 51 car parking spaces and a large laundry room. All rents are below…

Wealth-X Luxury Real Estate Report | Green Homes

In our recent report with Wealth-X we explored a range of growing luxury real estate markets for ultra high net worth multi-homers. One of the concepts we featured was the lifestyle consideration of owning a green eco-friendly home. “One of the most significant trends in the luxury home market is the rise of environmentally friendly homes. Many luxury builders are moving in the direction of sustainability, reflecting the rising market demand and increasing value placed on these kinds of properties,” according to Wealth-X. “High-end home construction has begun to incorporate energy-eficient measures such as solar power, geo-thermal heating, rainwater collection systems, the use of renewable materials and touch technology to control heat and lighting.” Discover some Green Homes from around the world.

Georgia$950,000 USD | Roswell, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Georgia – This home resides in a one of a kind, luxurious LEED Certified neighborhood in the heart of Roswell Village. Combining ‘Green Building’ with all the amenities today’s buyer is looking for, this homes offers granite, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, theater, wine cellar and outdoor living, along with options for elevator and pool. With smart home technology, solar power, efficiency systems and water conservation technology, this sophisticated home will save money and reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Enjoy Roswell’s restaurants, shops and amenities, a short block away.

SwitzerlandPrice Upon Request | Vaud, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

SwitzerlandThese exquisite chalets are situated in Barboleuse, close to Villars-sur-Ollon. A remarkably designed Ski-in/ski-out residence, this property features a fusion of classic and modern aesthetics with the highest standard finishing touches and noble materials. Complete with state-of-the-art eco-friendly home technology and building materials, this captivating home serves as a perfect Swiss retreat.

Colorado$3,300,000 USD | Crested Butte, Colorado | Benson Sotheby’s International Realty

Colorado – McCormick Ranch is comprised of seven 35 acre lots on the edge of Crested Butte. The house and barn have been built to the highest environmental and aesthetic standards, appearing as an old rancher’s homestead with reclaimed barn wood exterior and rusted corrugated steel roof, the rustic exterior masks a refined, understated interior, the latest in green building techniques and materials, and solar arrays for both heat and electrical generation. With systems designed and engineered by REG, this home is the first LEED Gold certified house constructed on the Western Slope. All interior and exterior lights on the house and barn are LED, producing clear light with minimal energy cost. The solar water panels collect heat which is stored in a large insulated water tank to provide extra heat when the sun is down, and the panels heat the floors of the house and the hot water supply tank. The large electrical solar array generates excess electricity resulting in an annual check from the electric company.

Costa Rica$5,900,000 USD | Guanacaste, Costa Rica | Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

Costa Rica – Part sophisticated resort, part natural playground, Peninsula Papagayo is comprised of tropical wilderness surrounded by sapphire waters, spanning 1,400 acres, 11 miles of coastline, eight miles of bluff edges and 21 un-crowded beaches. It’s the ultimate safe haven and picture-perfect setting for this mesmerizing Costa Rican home perched above the pacific, bordering the 15th hole of the Arnold Palmer Signature Course. Designed by architect Victor Cañas, this residence embraces the dramatic setting and takes full advantage of vast ocean and canopy views. Elaborate glass walls frame ever-changing views of the seasonal forest and Papagayo gulf as borders between inside and outside worlds virtually disappear.

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Walla Walla, Washington | Market Spotlight

imagereader.aspx-2$849,000 USD | Walla Walla, Washington | Walla Walla Sotheby’s International Realty

“The Walla Walla Valley is a place where scenic beauty, incredible wineries, restaurants, cultural inspiration, outdoor adventures and small town friendliness come together to create an experience you’ll want to share again and again. Walla Walla has a diverse real estate market ranging from small downtown cottages to large acreage vineyards and farms. Four distinct seasons provide for year round activities and enjoyment. In the warmer months Walla Walla and the surrounding areas provide a wealth of outdoor activities including cycling, hiking, boating, fishing and camping and in the winter months there are two ski areas nearby for snow enthusiasts. A vibrant reflection of the past and the present, downtown Walla Walla is the place where you begin to discover what makes Walla Walla so special. A walk down tree-lined streets reveals an eclectic mix of vintage shops, boutiques, cafes, bookstores, tasting rooms, restaurants and more. Add in the numerous pieces of public art and special events, live theater productions, the Walla Walla Symphony, the seasonal Farmers Market and outdoor concerts, and you begin to see why our downtown area has been recognized time and again as one of the best small town Main Streets in the United States. The Walla Walla Valley has long been known as one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the nation, producing such crops as wheat, apples, asparagus, corn, strawberries and the famous Walla Walla Sweet Onions. However, it’s the wine country for which Walla Walla is now most celebrated. With more than 100 wineries representing a wide range of varietals, it doesn’t take long to see why. Walla Walla Wine Country offers the rare opportunity to experience not only world-class wines but to meet the winemakers, vintners, and family members carrying on the wine tradition. Tucked in the southeast corner of Washington State, Walla Walla is a Lifestyle choice where everyone is treated like a local.”

– Cherie Colon, Owner & Managing Broker, Walla Walla Sotheby’s International Realty

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Australia with Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty


 $7,500,000 AUD | Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s existing affiliate brokerage Gold Coast Sotheby’s International Realty in Queensland, Australia will now do business as Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty under the current owner and managing director, Paul Arthur, and will expand to provide luxury residential real estate services throughout the state of Queensland.

Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty is expected to open its newest office in the capital city of Brisbane in March 2016, with further plans for expansion in the markets of Noosa, Cairns and the Whitsundays & Islands in the later part of 2016.

“Queensland is known for its unique beauty and global appeal and has long been a leading tourist destination – the area is seeing increasing interest from buyers of international real estate,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to providing our network’s exclusive real estate services in luxury property destinations around the world and we are proud that our brand presence in Queensland in expanding.”

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most-populous state in Australia. Located in northeast Australia, its coast, stretching nearly 7,000 kilometers, is also known for the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system.

“The timing to expand operations in the Gold Coast area and throughout Queensland has never been better,” said Arthur. “We have extreme confidence in the region, acknowledging the inherent domestic and international appeal of this market. The area is renowned for tourism and a wonderful lifestyle with its many homes and apartments along the waterways and oceanfront. Our goal is to deliver exceptional customer service through our best-in-class associates, whom reflect our prestigious brand position.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide.  Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the 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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