Monthly Archive: May 2016

Luxury Living | Distinctive Outdoor Dining

Whether you’re basking in the geological beauty of a desert region, taking in captivating coastal vistas or enjoying distant metropolitan skylines, an outdoor dining experience adds a special touch to any meal. Explore these exclusive homes with distinctive BBQs and dining spaces from around the world.

Arizona$2,099,000 USD | Scottsdale, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

This private, corner lot estate in Scottsdale, Arizona boasts an inviting outdoor entertaining space featuring a patio, outdoor fireplace and BBQ island.  The main house centers on a courtyard, accessed through pocket doors in the great room, with a water fountain and paved pathways leading to the remainder of the property.  The property additionally has a guest casita with two bedrooms, a private bath and French doors.

Canada3 699 000 $ CAD | British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

An exclusive residence in the Highpointe neighborhood of Kelowna, this home features a built-in outdoor kitchen with BBQ grill.  In addition, the outdoor space includes a tiled, concrete hot tub, tiled self-cleaning concrete pool, separate pool bath, lounge area and glass paneled rails showcasing uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape.

California$2,763,000 USD | Napa, California | Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty

Enjoy panoramic views of vineyards, mountains and golf courses from this majestic Mediterranean home, strategically located in a privately gated Silverado Country Club neighborhood. This home was artfully designed to entertain with expansive living areas and open view decks. Amenities include a master suite and two guest suites on the main floor, an apartment, three and five car garages, wine cellar, pool, built-in outdoor BBQ area, spa and much more.

New Zealand$2,995,000 NZD | Queenstown, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Winner of the Gold Award and the Lifestyle Award for the Southern Region at the 2015 Registered Master Builder House of the Year Awards and integrated with superior technology, the home offers outstanding usability from anywhere in the world. Security, blinds, temperature and sound systems are controlled via electronic touchpads and can be monitored internationally. Perfect for entertaining, large living spaces flow seamlessly onto a north-facing sheltered outdoor patio area with its own feature fireplace, built-in barbecue and dining table.

Nevada$2,250,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

This gorgeous Tuscan-Style semi-custom home was created with pure luxury and entertainment in mind, a true achievement in modern luxury and sophistication. The glamorous living room includes an expansive built in bookcase, while folding doors open to reveal the stunning backyard paradise. Including a shaded patio, sunken built-in BBQ with gazebo, fabulous pool and spa with waterfall features and swim-up bar, expansive lawns and stunning golf course views all surrounded by captivating views of the Red Rock Mountains, this home caters to the ideal Las Vegas indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

Find your Outdoor Kitchen in San Francisco’s East Bay, Venture Sotheby’s International Realty

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Pleasanton, CA (May 26, 2016) – Venture Sotheby’s International Realty, recently participated in the 2016 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event.  The event, which took place from May 16th through May 18th in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together approximately 2,300 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 165 of the brand’s companies represented from 40 countries and territories worldwide.

“The Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event offers an extraordinary experience and provides great value to our firm, and in turn, our clients,” said Andrew Greenwell, CEO.  “Attending allowed us the opportunity to connect with the world’s most talented real estate professionals to learn more about the industry, both on a global level and as a whole, the advantages offered through the Sotheby’s International Realty network and the brand’s vision for the future, all while creating lasting friendships and a valuable, global referral business.”

Held at the Wynn Las Vegas, the Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event was a dynamic three-day immersion into the brand, offering network members the unique opportunity to collaborate, share ideas and best practices, generate referrals and create lasting business connections around the world.  The general sessions featured inspiring, emotional and motivational speeches from Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC’s Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, and Francis X. Santangelo, senior vice president, global operations; as well as keynote speaker Daniel Lamarre, president and chief executive officer of Cirque du Soleil, and closing speaker Joe Castillo, the world’s premier “SandStory” performer.

“Our Global Networking Event celebrates the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty network,” said White.  “This year’s conference was our most attended ever and it is incredible to see how members of our network continue to utilize the resources we provide, take the reins and develop their own new opportunities and continue to grow their business.  We are proud of our network, our heritage and our future, and the success of this year’s Global Networking Event is the culmination of it all.” 

There were over 35 different breakout sessions offered, ranging in topic from sales and negotiation tactics, to the changing landscape and demographics of home ownership, to the power of branding and marketing, and more. More than 120 Sotheby’s International Realty network members volunteered to play an integral part in the sessions, sharing advice, best practices and personal experiences with their peers while serving as breakout hosts, guest speakers and expert panelists.

Venture Sotheby’s International Realty, which leads the real estate market in Pleasanton, CA, offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services that are designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. Property listings from Venture Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the  global website, as well as on the firm’s local website,

As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm and its clients also benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s Auction House, allowing the firm’s sales associates the opportunity for real estate referrals with auction house clientele as well as the unique ability to refer real estate clientele for appraisal services for jewelry, art, antique furniture and collectibles.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 845 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

Venture Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 509 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA. For additional information, please contact our office at 925.359.9600.


Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in May

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

BN-OA249_MAMET__J_20160513151107$729,000 USD | Woodbury, Vermont | Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

Mr. Mamet said he has happy memories of ice-skating on the pond on the property and cross-country skiing in the woods with his children. And the property’s remote location on a dirt road provided ‘magnificent solitude.’”

David Mamet Relists Longtime Vermont Home – The Wall Street Journal

High Above Cannes, a House With a Hitchcock Past – The New York Times

This $1.95 Million Postmodern House Is in the Middle of a Historic District – Architectural Digest

In Search of Summer Real-Estate Love – Mansion Global

Savannah, Georgia, where historic homes don’t come cheap – The Financial Times

House Hunting… In Finland – The New York Times

John McEnroe’s $14.5 Million Southampton Estate Is a Winner – Architectural Digest

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates names Relevance New York first global PR firm – PR Week

Real Estate is Trending Younger – National Association of Realtors

Unique Pink diamond fetches record $31.5M at Sotheby’s – Luxury Daily

Iconic image of Marilyn Monroe taken ‘when the dancing was over’ fetches £77,000 – Daily Mail



Luxury Lifestyles | Waterfront Living

The benefits and beauty of living in a waterfront home are as vast as the stunning and unobstructed views enjoyed by these homes. Those who enjoy activities such as fishing and sailing will feel perfectly in their element, particularly if their residence is situated close to a Marina, harbor or river bank, offering direct access to the water. Simply being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and breathing in the fresh air can be inspiring and restorative.

One of the most fascinating aspects of waterfront living is how the proximity to the water inevitably affects life in the home, creating a unique offering and making it a distinctive lifestyle in its own right. The fact that this aspect is not available everywhere and is tied to the geographical location of the property increases its appeal and exclusivity. In fact, there is a common trend shared by numerous markets selling waterfront properties whereby the demand for these homes tends to be larger than the supply because they are highly desired and properties on the waterfront are in shorter supply than those further away. As a result, waterfront homes retain and increase in value over time, making them an excellent investment. In addition to a great resale value, these homes can also be an excellent rental investment. People want to rent these properties out due to the amazing views and lifestyle benefits they offer.

Although certain aspects of waterfront living can be enjoyed anywhere around the world – glorious skies, views and a high level of privacy and seclusion – waterfront lifestyles in different locations can be highly diverse, offering something new to look forward to with each destination.

DubaiUSD $7,490,000 | Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai: A world-renowned residential and tourism destination. It is home to luxurious villas, five-star hotels and white sandy beaches. Residents of Palm Jumeirah enjoy a distinguished address, spectacular views, glorious sunshine, an array of marine life and an exclusive lifestyle close to shops and entertainment facilities, yet away from the buzz of the mainland city centre. This penthouse is the definition of glamorous waterfront living, featuring elegantly renovated interiors and architectural elements, meticulously designed bedrooms, and a functional open terrace.

MaltaUSD $4,522,340 | Tigne Point Luxury Development, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

MaltaThe lifestyle offering on the island of Malta, located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, is highly defined by its island status. With a land area covering just over 316 km2, the sea is part and parcel of the local lifestyle and visible even from inland areas around the island. Although the country is tiny, Malta’s shorelines are diverse and dotted with quaint fishing villages, sandy and rocky beaches, historic fortifications, yacht marinas, popular tourist resorts and leisure establishments. Waterfront homes in Malta enjoy mesmerizing open sea views of the Mediterranean waters. It is good to know that numerous luxury lifestyle developments on the island are located in very close proximity to the sea, offering high quality residences benefiting from the peace of mind and tranquillity brought along by a sea view such as the one enjoyed from this penthouse.

Due to the shape of its harbour area, which Malta is historically famous for, this property does not only enjoy unparalleled sea views but directly looks out onto the almost iconic skyline of Malta’s capital city of Valletta.

IbizaUSD $3,213,090 | Cala Moli, Ibiza | Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty

Ibiza: Another Mediterranean island, the third largest of the Balearics and an autonomous community of Spain, Ibiza offers an eclectic mix of sites to see and things to do, including World Heritage sites, unspoilt woodlands and rural extensions. Therefore, owning a sea view property in Ibiza means more than just the enjoyment of that vast blue expanse that so many people find so mesmerizing.

Due to its long offset shape and longitudinal positioning, most coastal positions will enjoy unobstructed views of either sunrise or sunset. Many believe the sunsets of Ibiza to be the best in the world, particularly those over Es Vedra. The luxury property market in Ibiza is at a peak at the moment, making this a good time to turn one’s gaze towards the island and its properties. Located high on the cliff top area of Cala Moli, on the west coast, this modern detached villa has exceptionally well presented accommodation over two floors.

MallorcaUSD $3,945,900| Port de Soller, Mallorca | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

Mallorca: The largest of the Balearic Islands and full of outdoor appeal due to its golden beaches, sheltered coves, limestone mountain landscapes and Roman and Moorish remains. This lovely, completely refurbished villa situated in a prime location in Port de Soller, offers a panoramic view overlooking the sea, the harbour and the mountains. Port de Soller is a beautiful village situated in one of Mallorca’s most stunning harbours on the island’s west coast. Surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains while being close to the sea, this villa enjoys the best of both worlds.

FrancePrice on Request | Cap D’Ail, Côte d’Azur | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Côte d’Azur: Also widely known as the French Riviera, this is the south-eastern corner of France that touches the Mediterranean Sea and indisputably one of the most glamorous Mediterranean shorelines. The juxtaposition of urban sprawl, green hills and mesmerising blue waters makes it truly captivating. Along the years, the Riviera has become perhaps as famous as all the film stars, aristocrats, artists and writers that walked and lived here. It is a place full of legacies as present as all the fashionable resorts, secluded villas and eye-catching yachts berthed in its attractive ports and continues today to be a magical place where stories happen.

Castel Mare, once home to Prince Henry II of Reuss is a majestic villa with direct access to the sea.  According to its heritage, this wonderful imaginatively sited villa used to be and still remains the winter escape of the imperial family of German Emperor Wilhelm II. Despite some modernisation, it is the antique furniture and the old noble bathrooms that keep the spirit of those wonderful former days at the Côte d’Azur alive.

“Where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar”, writes Lord Byron. And even for less romantic hearts, open waters are often a representation of freedom and the sensational mysteries of the world, lying out there, waiting to be discovered. More than the eye-appeasing view, waterfront living offers a heart-appeasing lifestyle, allowing the mind to wander while the heart remains anchored at home.

For property around the world, Venture Sotheby’s International Realty

Innovative Architecture | Ultra-Modern Homes

Modern architecture comprises many different styles and designs, with no one set of defining standards.  Visually and aesthetically pleasing, modern architecture places an emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines and 90-degree angles.  From the Cayman Islands to the Republic of Malta, explore ultra-modern homes of the world.

Ultra modern 1 - Cayman Islands

$6,500,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

This ultra-contemporary beach house was designed by award-winning architects Nicolas Tye and local firm John Doak Architecture.  With clean, modern lines and bold architectural angles, the home won the Governor’s Award 2015 for Design and Construction Excellence in the Cayman Islands.  Ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining, the 8,000-square-foot property features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors, glassed-in balconies off the bedrooms and three rooftop terraces with dramatic overhangs maximizing shade.  Outside there is an L-shaped lap pool, garden and hammock adorned private beach.

Ultra modern 2 - Oregon

$2,350,000 USD | Sisters, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

A custom-built estate, this captivating modern home was designed by renowned architect James Cutler.  Known as “Famous Tree,” the property is situated on 41 acres and perched upon the edge of a 1,400-foot cliff.  Famous Tree is a 2,300-square-foot home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 180-degree views of the Whychus Canyon, Broken Top mountain, Three Sisters mountain and Smith Rock State Park.

Ultra modern 4 - Malta

7.942.500€ EUR | Ibragg, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

Ultra-modern in design, this unique home features floor-to-ceiling windows throughout offering tranquil views of the surrounding property and distant views of the sea.  The property has an open floor plan, three bedrooms, balconies and a large entertaining deck.  Spanning 5,000 square-meters, the property also has an infinity pool.

Ultra modern 5 - Connecticut

$19,500,000 USD | Ridgefield, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

With indoor pools running through the residence and an additional outdoor pool at the rear of the property, this ultra-modern estate was designed by world-famous architect Rafael Viñoly.  Situated on 16 acres of land, the home comprises three bedrooms, three full-bathrooms and four half-bathrooms.  The master bedroom is located within the residence’s private tower and there is additionally a penthouse office, rooftop observation deck, lower level guest quarters and 360-degrees of the surrounding gardens.


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Sotheby’s Institute of Art | By The Numbers: Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge Chair

London Master’s degree students are able to tailor their studies and concentrate on preferred topics by choosing from a range of specialist elective units. Students who would like to pursue a career in the design field can take one such concentration: Contemporary Design. Drawing on the expertise of faculty and visiting lecturers, including Lis Darby – design specialist and Senior Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute – London, students can gain a higher level of expertise in the field of contemporary design and its markets.

Here Lis explains the numbers behind the world’s most expensive chair and why contemporary design remains an alluring topic of study.


Why is a chair worth 2.4 million pounds?

In April 2015, Phillips in London established a world record for a work by a living designer when it sold an example of Marc Newson’s aluminium Lockheed Lounge chair for £2,434,500. We’ve crunched the numbers behind this remarkable record to illuminate the market forces driving the sale of this exceptional chair.

7 Auction Appearances

To understand the value of any given work of art or design masterpiece, it’s important to look at its trajectory over time. The Lockheed Lounge Chair has appeared at auction on seven occasions since 2000. In June 2006 a chair made $968,000 at Sotheby’s, and despite the recession, a new record was set when a prototype with white feet sold at Phillips de Pury in New York for just over $2 million in May 2010. But the question remains – why has the chair become so widely sought-after by collectors? While there are many issues at play, it boils down to four key factors – rarity, institutional validation, groundbreaking design and the chair’s place in popular culture.


10 editions (plus four artist’s proofs and one version with white feet)

Rarity, of course, is key – the art market favours the unique and the rare, and the Lockheed Lounge chair has reached such exceptional prices in part because of its scarcity. Newson’s original intention for the design was to encase the fibreglass shell with a single sheet of aluminium but the fluid and complex form rendered this technically impossible. As a result, the designer resorted to hammering small sections of the metal into shape and then individually riveting them onto the core. The process was never one that would lend itself to mass (or even quantity) production and each one is necessarily unique. The limited number of examples, however, only partially explains the chair’s success at auction.

100 Masterpieces (a museum exhibition)

The inclusion of the Lockheed Lounge chair in Vitra Design Museum’ s travelling exhibition 100 Masterpieces in 1995, and Carnegie Art Museum’s exhibition on aluminium in 2000 were early acknowledgments of the originality and significance of the design in historical terms. In addition, the historical significance of the chair has been acknowledged by museums which have acquired examples for their collections. This institutional validation, together with academic endorsement through exhibitions and publications, also serves to enhance the value of the Lockheed in the market place.


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Newson’s chair was a truly groundbreaking design. It subverted the conventions of 1980s furniture design, conforming neither to the reductive forms of Modernism nor the historicism and colourful boldness of Post Modernism, and yet referencing both. Its name (a debt to the American aircraft manufacturer) and its aluminium construction evoke the machine aesthetic of the Modernists and an aerodynamic future. Its form is loosely inspired by the chaise longue of antiquity but imaginatively re-thought in terms of its seamless voluptuous curves that rest on only three legs. While metal had been used extensively for furniture before, the shiny carapace and meticulous riveting of the Lockheed offered a fresh approach.

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By 2000, when it first entered the secondary market, Newson’s Lockheed Lounge was probably the most recognisable piece of contemporary furniture in the world, due in part to its many references in popular culture. Its creation coincided with increasing design consciousness amongst the public, fuelled by glossy magazines and television makeover programmes, and awareness that objects were significant indicators of one’s wealth, status and lifestyle. The visual impact of the chair’s gleaming, sensuous form attracted media attention and an international audience almost immediately. The designer Philippe Starck acquired an example for use in the lobby of the Paramount Hotel in New York, and another was exhibited at Liberty’s in London. In 1993 the Lockheed reached an even wider audience when it was featured in Madonna’s video for the single ‘Rain’.

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art


Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.

sothebys_final-20Lis Darby is a Senior Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute on the MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design program. She holds an Honours degree in Fine Art from Leeds University and master’s and doctoral degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Lis’s research areas include the history of 19th and 20th century and contemporary decorative art and design, and late 18th to early 20th century sculpture.


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Market Spotlight | Nevada, USA

This week the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will be at the Wynn Las Vegas for the 2016 Global Networking Event. What better way to celebrate than by showcasing some of the most beautiful and exclusive homes for sale in Nevada? Whether it’s the famous Las Vegas nightlife or captivating natural retreats in some of the United States’ most unique landscapes, let’s explore some of what the silver state has to offer!

Vegas$4,888,888 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

First time on the market, this French-Inspired penthouse captures views of the Strip along with the Wynn and Encore hotels and golf course all through crystal clear floor-to-ceiling windows. The gourmet kitchen features Wolf appliances, bespoke cabinetry trimmed with gold leaf and a stunning granite island. An elegant marble staircase detailed in 18-karat gold patina showcases a striking crystal chandelier. The second level overlooks the great room and displays the concert piano wonderfully. Included on this level is the master suite, carrying the same warm gold tones found throughout the rest of the Penthouse.

CrystalBay$17,500,000 USD | Crystal Bay, Nevada | Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Once owned by Howard Hughes, this legendary lakefront estate is located on a highly coveted, wind-sheltered cove on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore in Crystal Bay, Nevada. “Summertide” offers an exceptional opportunity to own a beautifully renovated log home with grand lake views, a water’s edge guest house cottage, detached four-car garage building and manicured grounds. The main house was built from timber sourced nearby circa 1934 and the guesthouse was added to the estate circa 1940. Perched atop a bluff overlooking 500 feet of shoreline below, “Summertide” has its own pier, boatlift and mooring buoy facilities.

Reno$1,988,000 USD | Reno, Nevada | Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

This private desert oasis combines panoramic mountain views with the glow of distant city lights. Enjoy ample outdoor and indoor entertaining and living spaces on this hilltop home; complete with large windows allowing for an abundance of natural light, this classic property is an inviting escape from the metropolitan hustle and bustle without being too far removed.

Vegas-2$3,500,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Soaring above Las Vegas is the “Sky-Estate Penthouse” in The Martin. Rich in modern design elements, this penthouse lets you play host to your most decadent desires and lavish indulgences with irresistible entertaining spaces boasting well position views of the city and strip below. This contemporary residence has access to all of the amenities offered by The Martin including, Range Rover car service, dedicated concierge, white-glove valet, doorman, library lounge, garden lounge, poolside cabanas, outdoor grilling area, fitness center, yoga studio, spa, steam room, business center, conference room and dog park among many others.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in May 2016

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


$2,399,000 USD | Bend, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

“The riverfront estate has direct access to the Deschutes River and its brown and redband trout and mountain whitefish. The two-story home, with four fireplaces, has a great room, formal dining room, office, wine cellar and home theater. “

Three Homes for Sale with Great Fishing Access – Wall Street Journal

Pablo Picasso Left Some Incredible Art at this $10.3 Million French Chateau – Architectural Digest

Five City Properties with Great Gardens – Financial Times

A Houston Home Made (Mostly) in the U.S.A. – Wall Street Journal

Posh Ritz-Carlton Downtown Condo Asks $2.2 Million – Curbed San Francisco

In Cape Cod, You Can Still Get a Deal on a Mansion – Mansion Global

20 Bedroom Rugs that Bring an Entire Space Together – Elle Decor

Tyler Perry’s Atlanta Home Just Broke Real-Estate Records – Architectural Digest

Homes That’ll Have You Hooked: Five Properties Perfect for Fishing – Financial Times

50+ Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space Look Incredible – House Beautiful

ICFF 2016: 10 Marvelous Things to See at the Big Show – Curbed

Inside Billionaire Bill Koch’s $15 Million Wine Auction – Forbes

Cilla Black’s Lowry Paitings May Fetch $1.2 Million at Sotheby’s UK – Blouin ArtInfo

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Market Spotlight | Washington: Modern Homes for the Tech & Eco-Conscious Buyer

Home to some of the industry’s most prominent technological titans, Washington State’s “Silicon Forest” is ever-growing. “Techies” currently make up nearly 10% of Seattle’s workforce and as Dean Jones, Owner and CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty estimates, these workers represent a large share of employment migration that translates to increased housing demand from a demographic that makes an average of $130K annually. Thus it is no surprise that industry growth transcends economic impact and is found in the area’s luxury homes, which embody modern styles that incorporate technological innovation and milestones in “green” living.

Home1$1,695,000 USD | Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

An eco-urban modern home in the heart of Queen Anne juxtaposes contemporary style, natural accoutrements and eco-friendly technologies. From the built-in projector and unique “wave” wall with a built-in aquarium to state-of-the art appliances, residents revel in easy technological living.

Home2$2,250,000 USD | Kirkland, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

This visually distinct residence with architectural achievements exudes a warmth that welcomes home. The earthy color palette blends with modern day luxury living conveniences with a custom-built lighting system that creates the perfect atmosphere whether it’s an intimate gathering or grand affair.

Home3$2,325,000 USD | Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

At Helix House, sound and mountain views meet an instant classic modern design that maximizes privacy. Lutron controls save energy and achieve the perfect ambiance while a chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances awaits a culinary creation.

Home4$1,129,000 USD | Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Built by Isola Homes, this green home offers open entertaining spaces and stunning Puget Sound views complemented by the revolutionary glass fireplace and built-in cabinets to accommodate the latest technology through attached televisions.

Home5$3,588,000 USD | Mercer Island, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Mercer Island Modern offers a seamless connection between indoors and out with Zen gardens and multiple entertaining terraces complemented by a water feature. Create a high-tech oasis in the large theater room or studio.


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