Monthly Archive: June 2016

Grand Estates Near Music Festivals


There is nothing quite like live music to awaken the soul.  Music festivals are held all over the world, offering audiences a respite from everyday life and the opportunity to take in live music of all genres.  As we conclude our “In Tune: Musical Homes” series, explore inspiring residences near music festivals around the world.


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is perhaps one of the most widely-recognized music festivals in America.  Originally founded in 1999, Coachella has since set the stage for music festivals as a destination.  Held in the desert in Indio, California, the event grounds feature art installations, sculptures and several performance stages where artists from all different genres come to perform.

01 California

$2,155,000 USD | Indio, California | HOM Sotheby’s International Realty

CaliforniaA Tuscan-inspired lakefront estate in Indio, California, this property is located just north of the Coachella festival grounds.  Set on Shadow Lake, the five-bedroom home seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living and features a 2,000-square-foot covered patio with fireplace, BBQ area and wet bar, all overlooking the water.  The home was constructed with the finest materials and features natural wood and stone finishes throughout.

Montreux Jazz Festival

The Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the largest jazz festivals in the world.  The festival takes place in Switzerland annually and was originally founded in 1967.  While jazz music remains an integral part of the festival, the event has since expanded to include all genres of music including blues, soul and rock.

02 Switzerland

CHF 15’900’000 CHF | Montreux, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

Switzerland – Set in the mountains in close proximity to the Montreux Jazz Festival, this Swiss estate sprawls more than 9,500 square-feet.   The residence includes six bedrooms, five full-bathrooms and three half-bathrooms and boasts sweeping, uninterrupted views of the nearby mountains.  Set in the village of Chernex, the property also features an outdoor swimming pool, patio and tennis court.


Founded in 1987, South by Southwest is an annual film, interactive media, music festival and conference event held in Austin, Texas.  SXSW Music, the music component of the event, is one of the world’s largest music festivals, offering a performance platform to over 2,000 artists and musicians from 62 countries.  More than 100 downtown Austin venues serve as the stage for the six-night festival.

03 Texas

$2,600,000 USD | Austin, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Texas – Situated in the heart of Austin, this penthouse apartment overlooks the city and is just steps away from the excitement of SXSW.  The property is being offered white box and can be customized for its residents.  The penthouse spans over 4,300 square-feet and includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an 842-square-foot balcony with a nana-wall, allowing for an indoor/outdoor living experience.

Rhythm and Alps

Rhythm and Alps is a New Year’s Eve music festival held in Cardrona Valley, New Zealand.  The event is the South Island sister-festival to Rhythm and Vines, which was founded in 2003 as a way to bring in the New Year with entertainment provided by New Zealand musicians.  The festival has since grown to host globally recognized artists and from a local crowd of 1,800 to an international 25,000-person sell-out.

04 New Zealand

Price Upon Request | Wanaka, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

New Zealand – Located just north of the Rhythm and Alps music festival, this modern manor was completed in 2008.  The property is set near Lake Wanaka and boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.  The light-filled home comprises four bedrooms, including an en suite master bedroom, outdoor entertaining space, outdoor fireplace and lush gardening.


Sónar is an annual three-day electronic and dance music festival held in Barcelona, Spain.  The event is broken into two parts, Sónar by Day, with concerts and DJ showcases, and Sónar by Night, with live shows and DJ sets.  The festival was founded in 1994 to bring together talent across all areas of music and production.

05 Spain

4.750.000€ EUR | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona & Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty

Spain – With inspiring sea views, this refined Spanish estate is set on 1,700 square-meters in Barcelona, home to the Sónar music festival.  The sprawling property spans over 8,900 square-feet.  The home features seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, lush gardens and an outdoor swimming pool.

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art | Why 2016 is The Year of Art Photography


This year a wealth of major exhibitions, fairs and new spaces dedicated to photography are poised to open in the United Kingdom and North America. The increased prominence of photography in the art market means more opportunities for those aspiring to careers with a art photography focus. We spoke to Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London Master’s degree faculty about what’s pushing photography to the top of the agenda in 2016.


Photo London is back for a second edition

Last year’s inaugural edition of Photo London, in London’s opulent Somerset House, was a great success, with 20,000 people – art business professionals, collectors and members of the public – visiting the commercial fair across four days in May. Seventy galleries from 20 countries showed photographs, from vintage prints to contemporary work. Strong sales were reported, including six prints by the American photographer William Eggleston sold by Rose Gallery for a total of £161,000. Photo London returns to Somerset House in May 2016. More galleries will feature this year, alongside a lively public program, with performances, talks and lectures, and specially commissioned exhibitions, showcasing emerging talent.

V&A expands its photography collection

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) has recently announced that it will acquire The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) collection of art photography, currently in the National Media Museum in Bradford. This world-renowned collection includes key works by figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Paul Strand and Julia Margaret Cameron, and contains some of the earliest photographs ever made. Adding to an already extensive and historically significant collection of photographs at the museum, the transfer of 400,000 objects to the V&A will create the world’s foremost collection of photography, which will be publically accessible through an International Photography Resource Centre.

A new home for the ICP

Changes are also afoot for photography in New York. The International Center for Photography (ICP) closed temporarily in 2014 to allow for relocation to new premises. Moving from its Midtown location, the ICP museum and exhibition space will be housed at 250 Bowery from summer 2016, opposite the New Museum.

Cornell Capa founded the ICP in 1974, on a belief in photography as the most vital means of global communication. He aimed to bring photojournalism and socially concerned imagery to the institutional space of the museum. While staying true to this heritage, the museum will also address contemporary issues, notably how the web, smartphones and social media have revolutionized the way images are disseminated, consumed, and how they function politically in today’s image-saturated, digital era.

SFMOMA opens a photography space

On the West Coast of America, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will open a new space for photography in 2016, as part of an expansion designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta. The John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography is set to become the largest exhibition space for photography in the United States. The 15,500-square-foot center, which will show the growing permanent collection and special temporary exhibitions, triples the current space allocated to photography in the museum.

Totalling around 17,000 works, the collection spans Japanese photography; Surrealist and avant-garde European work; 1970s experimental photography; and documentary photography. Researchers will be able to view photographs in the center’s improved study room, giving them a more direct engagement with the museum’s photography collection.

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FraenkelLAB launches

Also in San Francisco, high-end photography gallery Fraenkel, which opened in 1979, has launched a new venue for experimental photography, film, video, painting, drawing, sculpture, and performance: FraenkelLAB. The space will present work that is important to, but stands outside, the mainly photographic program of the parent gallery, underlining the way photography is often only one form in which artists choose to express themselves. The space is scheduled to open in April 2016 with ‘Home Improvements’, a show featuring 13 contemporary artists curated by the filmmaker John Waters.

Canada gets a national photography institute

The National Gallery of Canada is establishing the Canadian Photography Institute (CPI), a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to photography. Collector and philanthropist David Thomson has donated a series of photographs, books and objects, currently in the region of 12,000 works. A $10 million donation by Scotiabank, the largest corporate financial donation ever made to the gallery, will fund an exhibition space devoted to photography together with an ambitious photography research initiative, forging international partnerships for the study of the growing collection.

Must-see exhibitions in London, LA and Paris

This year also sees important photography exhibitions opening at prestigious venues around the globe: a retrospective of the American modernist photographer and filmmaker Paul Strand at the V&A in London; two exhibitions dedicated to the controversial work of Robert Mapplethorpe at the Getty Museum and LACMA in Los Angeles; and an exhibition of the Czech photographer Josef Sudek at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, to name but a few. There really has been no better time to get out there and see photography first hand.

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.



In Tune: Musical Homes | Songs & Cities


The next installment of our month-long series brings us to cities we know and love from some of our favorite songs. Specific to no genre, singers/songwriters have been performing songs about the cities they’re emotionally bonded with for many years. Whether they’ve felt love, loss or simply long to return to their home after what has felt like years on the road, let’s revisit some of these world-renowned cities and explore exclusive homes in each of them along the way.

“Sweet home Alabama, where the skies are so blue.”

$4,700,000 USD | Orange Beach, Alabama | Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty
An architectural and interior design masterpiece, this luxurious waterfront estate resides on four-acres of a private peninsula, surrounded by three sides of water with unparalleled, panoramic views. 1500 feet of private white sand beach, a private pier and two boat slips on Ono Harbor make this a rare and relaxing Alabama Gulf Shore escape.

Lynyrd Skynrd’s 1974 southern rock anthem, “Sweet Home Alabama” joyfully calls on the nostalgia and comfort of the titular state.

“London Calling!”

LONDON£4,300,000 GBP | London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This end of terrace house in a prime Kensington location has the perfect balance of modern technology and Victorian charm in London. This incredible property is a hidden gem, just a stone’s throw away from the amenities and shops of Kensington High Street as well as a short walk to both Holland Park and Hyde Park.

Punk rock pioneers The Clash’s 1979 “London Calling” is a genre-defying hit that, nearly 40 years later, echoes through the streets of the historic city and is best enjoyed loud.

“I left my heart in San Francisco.”

$5,495,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
An exquisite penthouse condo built in 1995 with recent renovations showcasing sweeping views of Downtown, the Bay Bridge and Coit Tower, this home’s modernist architecture shapes the interior with angular planes and unique designer finishes. The 360-degrees of City scenery is awe-inspiring with the Bay Lights installation a focal point of every evening. Near North Beach and Embarcadero, this Telegraph Hill location is both idyllic and metropolitan.

Even though he was born in New York, Tony Bennett’s 1962 classic “(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco” has forever entwined the world-famous crooner with the city.

“I’m in a New York State of Mind…”

NEW YORK$29,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Perched high above Central Park in the tower of one of Manhattan‘s most celebrated residential landmarks, this sun flooded corner residence has been meticulously upgraded to the highest standard and boasts expansive vistas of the Park as it unfolds amidst the dramatic backdrop of the East and West Side skyline. Spanning 3,173-square-feet, this custom-designed apartment enjoys truly phenomenal views from the 35th floor and is a marvelous example of a New York City trophy apartment.

The Franchise – While Billy Joel continues his record-breaking residency at Madison Square Garden in the heart of Manhattan, his 1976 hit “New York State of Mind” has become a quintessential and treasured anthem in the Big Apple.

“April in Paris, this is a feeling no one can ever reprise.”

PARIS13.500.000 € EUR | Paris, France | Paris Quest Sotheby’s International Realty

This exceptional 302-square-meter penthouse was fully renovated by a famous architect in a contemporary style with high standard materials. The centerpiece of this captivating home is its rooftop terrace; featuring panoramic views of Paris’ most famous monuments, this carefully positioned residence is a sight to be seen in the heart of the city.

Performed by many over the years, the 1956 version of “April in Paris” paired jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong for a sweet and longing take on the famous song about Springtime in the city of love.

“Aruba, Jamaica ooh I wanna take ya…”

ARUBA$7,200,000 USD | Savaneta, Aruba | Aruba Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by famous Venezuelan architect Carlos Agell and decorated by New York based interior designer Tania Tovar, this brand new modern masterpiece was created for today’s lifestyle, situated in one of the most secluded sites the island of Aruba. Located in the traditional and tranquil town of Savaneta and enclosed in a private three estate gated complex adjacent to the national park, this is a timeless tropical escape.

Originally appearing on the soundtrack for the 1984 Tom Cruise film, Cocktail, The Beach Boys’ “Kokomo” is not about a land-locked town in Indiana, but a small island in Montego Bay. That island has since been renamed, but the song was intended to represent all tropical, Caribbean paradises.

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Luxury Lifestyles | Par for the Course


The golf lifestyle is not always about golf. In fact most people who live in a golf community rarely swing a club.

“Typically the percentage of golfers in a golf community is only 25 to 30 percent,” says veteran golf industry expert Garth Chambers, chairman and CEO of Paloma Resorts and Hotels in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The company’s portfolio includes Geneva National Golf Club with three championship courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino.

WyomingPrice Upon Request | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Golf course developments offer homeowners value beyond the game. It is a setting that beckons like a giant park with wide-open green spaces and lush foliage in a secure community that fosters social interaction. Both enthusiasts of the game and enthusiasts of the setting consider a golf course a thing of beauty. What’s more, many courses actively encourage wildlife by implementing earth-friendly practices and native vegetation that enhance the natural environment. Those that meet standards in categories such as water conservation and chemical use reduction are eligible for certification by Audubon International.

For homeowners who do take to the greens, golf offers a life of recreation, sporting challenges, exercise and fresh air.

How a new course takes shape begins with the real estate developer. “It’s an amazing adventure to buy 800 or 1,000 acres and then decide what that’s going to feel like and think of the hundreds of families who are going to live there,” Chambers says. He calls the developer an orchestra leader, the person who looks at a raw piece of dirt and determines what the course will look like, what the market will be, what the price points will be, what kinds of homes will surround the course and what the theme will be. Then after physical, environmental and engineering considerations are mapped out, the developer provides the golf course architect with the envelope within which to design. “It’s a complicated dance between the developer and course architect,” Chambers says.

Utah$3,690,000 USD | Herber City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

The cost of a golf course varies widely. It could be $300,000 or well over $3 million, especially for one designed by an internationally known name.

A Jack Nicklaus or Tom Fazio-designed course adds cachet to a golf community. “Those high end designers are very expensive, but there’s certainly a correlation between the designer’s name and the prestige, and from a developer’s standpoint hopefully the value of the surrounding real estate,” Chambers says. Well-established course architects also have their own aesthetic. “Ben Crenshaw courses are very natural, very minimalistic in terms of movement of dirt,” Chambers adds. “Jack Nicklaus’ courses are manicured differently and more polished.”

Texas$2,990,000 USD | Westlake, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Mike Nuzzo of Nuzzo Course Design considers himself an artisanal course architect who works on one project at a time. He’s been involved in courses in his home state of Texas all the way to Tasmania including a personal 18-hole course for one client that was carved out of a cattle ranch. Nuzzo says his idea of a great course is one that’s attractive from any angle–whether that’s on the course or from the homes looking on to it.  It also has to be “fun to play. You want to play it over and over again.”

Dubai11,500,000 د.إ AED | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

There are about 15,000 golf facilities in the United States alone, according to the National Golf Foundation. Florida, California, New York, Michigan and Texas account for nearly 30 percent. Changes in the industry have been dramatic, mostly notably in the move toward sustainability but also toward women-friendly fairways. On the course and in the clubhouse, it’s no longer a man’s world. Today’s game puts men and women on equal footing and includes facilities for juniors as well.

Canada1 495 000 $ CAD | British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

For Nuzzo who grew up playing the game with his family, golf represents quality time together. “A round of golf takes on average four hours but the percentage of time you’re actually swinging a golf club is a fraction of the time you spend on the course with someone you care about.” And, he adds, “golf courses are some of the most beautiful places on earth.”

Article provided exclusively to Sotheby’s International Realty, LLC. by Iyna Bort Caruso

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Leads National Rankings for Individual Sales Volume Category in REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Report


Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was the No. 1 real estate company represented in two of the six categories that comprise the 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street JournalTop Thousand.” The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2015 annual sales volume and transaction sides, and the top 50 agents and top 50 teams on average sales price—making it a ranking of the top 1,100 nationwide.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand claimed 45 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends Individual Sales Volume category, more than any other real estate company. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category. In addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category, holding 17 of the top 50 spots (34%), including Brenda S. Powers and Elizabeth L. Sample in East Side Manhattan who tied for No.1 at $37.59 million. The brand also had the No. 1 Team on the Average Sales Price ranking; Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp Team in Beverly Hills topped that list with an average sales price of $18.3 million. This further establishes the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand as a leader in luxury real estate sales.

“We are thrilled to see that the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is continuing to build off the momentum of the 2015 record-year,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Having the most sales associates represented in two categories of the REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal rankings is a huge accomplishment and underscores how many of the top sales professionals are affiliated with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.  I am so proud of the companies and the sales associates represented on this list.”

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.  Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients 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.

The complete Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals list can be found on REAL Trends’ website,


Market Spotlight | The Netherlands

netherlandsRedres Sotheby’s International Realty | Price Upon Request | South Holland, Netherlands

“The Netherlands is one of the newest territories that the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand covers. This country, famous for Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Van Gogh, offers some of the most precious heritage properties in the world, like the canal houses in Amsterdam and windmills in the countryside. Redres Sotheby’s International Realty covers the entire Netherlands and has the country’s key listings in their portfolio. The head office is located in Hilversum at an estate nominated to become a UNESCO world heritage site and we plan to open additional offices in Amsterdam and other key Dutch markets. The global coverage of the Sotheby’s International Realty network accelerates our local network and together with our existing and well-known presence in the region along with the brand’s rich heritage, we look forward to the future of luxury real estate in the Netherlands.”



In Tune: Musical Homes | Piano Rooms

The first installment of “In Tune: Musical Homes” takes us on a journey into some of the most captivating living spaces in search for piano rooms. Not just a timeless musical instrument spanning hundreds of years of relevancy, the piano comes in a multitude of sizes, colors and designs, making it as much of a visual statement as it is a musical one. Let’s take a moment to experience these exclusive spaces around the world.

$9,5000,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as the “Thriller Villa,” this Las Vegas residence was once home to Michael Jackson and his family. Austere and opulent, this over 24,000-square-foot estate is fit for the musically inclined as it not only features a parlor space with a gilded piano, but also an acoustically “pitch perfect,” two-story Medieval chapel. Set on nearly two acres, this compound also features a 2,983-square-foot guest house.

$10,000,000 USD | Ramat Hasharon, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by two of Israel’s leading architects, this captivating Neo-Classical mansion is soaked in the beauty of its natural surroundings. Just off the main living and dining spaces, enjoy views of the vibrant green grounds while playing (or listening to) the brilliant white piano. Unique and private, this home is only 20 minutes from Tel Aviv.

$3,750,000 USD | Lochrum, Anguilla | Anguilla Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

This captivating Caribbean escape in Anguilla features over 9,000-square-feet of living space with unrivaled southern views of the neighboring island of St. Martin. Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, the Villa CYB has a means of relaxation for all; whether it’s the waterfront hammocks, Jacuzzi with waterfall or large living room with a centerpiece piano, this property is outfitted for true tranquility.

R 22 000 000 ZAR | Western Cape, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

High against the mountains and bordering the Helderberg Nature Reserve, this home in Western Cape is at the crossroads of European-influenced sophistication and traditional African warmth in its thatched elements. Designed for the entertainer, the piano bar is delightful and unexpected feature. Connected directly to the kitchen, the inviting installation welcomes the player to tickle the ivories in a refined and masterfully constructed setting.

$1,350,000 USD | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Grant Avenue Brokerage

Designed by renowned builder Kim Dressell, this Rastra constructed home in Santa Fe offers Sangre de Cristo Mountain views from many of its rooms. One of those rooms is the living room; perfect for entertaining, the bright space is large and accommodating with beautiful exposed beams, a fireplace and a baby grand piano.

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Luxury Residences Near World-renowned Sporting Events

Professional sports inspire us all. From the roar of Formula One engines to the prestige and time-honored tradition of the Triple Crown, discover luxurious residences near distinguished sporting events.

Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix, considered one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world, is a Formula One motor race that takes places on a narrow course on the streets of Monaco.

Sporting Events 1 - Monaco

14.470.000 € (EUR) | Monaco City, Monaco | C.I.C. Immobilier Mote-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated in the heart of Monaco, this two-bedroom apartment features panoramic ocean views and is located in close proximity to the race course of the Monaco Grand Prix.  The residence comprises an entrance hall, vast living room and terrace and is set within the prestigious Carré d’Or.

US Open

The United States Open Tennis Championships, commonly referred to as the US Open, is a world renowned tennis tournament.  The US Open is held annually in August through September at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the New York City borough of Queens.

Sporting Events 3 - Forest Hills

$2,998,000 (USD) | Forest Hills, New York | Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated in close proximity to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, this Forest Hills mansion spans 5,096 square-feet and comprises four bedrooms and four full-bathrooms.  Built in 2006, the home features vaulted ceilings, picture windows, five fireplaces and marble heated floors.  Outside, there is a large brick patio, a generous private garden and a two-car garage.

Tour de France

The Tour de France is a multiple stage bicycle race that takes place annually around France and its surrounding countries.  The race, originally founded in 1903, spans three weeks and 3,500 kilometers, consisting of 21 day-long stages.

Sporting Events 4 - Paris

€29.000.000 (EUR) | Paris, France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

A 1,050-square-meter sprawling estate, this property is located on a private street in Paris, which is where the annual Tour de France ends.  The home comprises a main building with six en suite bedrooms and a weekend cottage with two suites, a home cinema and a fitness room.  The property also features private terraces, 400 square-meters of gardens and a swimming pool.

Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes is a flat thoroughbred horse race inaugurated in 1873 and the second leg of the American Triple Crown.   The race takes place annually at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sporting Events 5 - Baltimore

$2,999,900 (USD) | Baltimore, Maryland | Monument Sotheby’s International Realty

Located a few miles south of the Pimlico Race Course, this 4,200-square-foot condominium is situated within The Ritz Carlton Residences in Baltimore.  The apartment features an open floorplan, high ceilings, hardwood floors, gas fireplace and two balconies overlooking the Baltimore Inner Harbor and Harbor East.  Residents of The Ritz Carlton Residences have access to 24-hour concierge services, valet, doorman, porters, indoor pool, theater room, fitness center and game room.


New Development Spotlight | The Madeline Residences in Telluride, Colorado

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network.

TellurideMadeline Residences | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

The epic beauty of the San Juan Mountains and the unparalleled amenities of Mountain Village set the scene for your personal, exclusive lifestyle. Choose one to four-bedroom ski-in/ski-out residences with various, captivating views and prices starting at $500,000 (USD). Whether your Telluride residence is a getaway or permanent home, you’ll be pampered, entertained and inspired by life at Madeline.  At Madeline, you can expect the finest in Telluride, from the full-service slopeside Ski Valet, in-Residence dining 24/7 and priority discounts throughout the resort. We encourage you to live life thoroughly, and leave the rest to Madeline.

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Finland | Market Spotlight

imagereader.aspx-52.750.000 € EUR | Finland | Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty

“The country of the Northern Lights, with its dynamic design and technology influenced capital Helsinki, is currently one of the fastest growing metropolises in Europe. Expectations are that Helsinki will house an additional 250,000 inhabitants by the year 2050, and in response to this, new urban areas are being created and an additional subline is being opened toward the Western neighbor city of Espoo at the end of 2016. New development projects including both housing and hotels fill the central parts of Helsinki, as the nation prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017. Being the ‘World Design Capital’ in 2012 and annual host of the globally popular tech talent fair Slush, among other events, Finland receives a constantly increasing amount of international attention. The air is clean, winters are picturesque and the proximity to nature is present in many residential projects. The dynamic nature of Helsinki’s urban development and a strong entrepreneurial drive on behalf of real estate developers motivated by the aspiration to leave a mark on the skyline, frosts for a dynamic and vibrant real estate market for years to come. With strong market knowledge and large potential for growth, Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty was established in the fall of 2015. We are thrilled to join and drive the luxury real estate market, while opening new doors allowing more people to find their ideal home and workplace in Helsinki and the rest of Finland.”

-Kenneth Katter, chief marketing officer, Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty

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