Monthly Archive: September 2017

Oktoberfest in Munich

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Since 1810, Munich, Bavaria, Germany has played host to Oktoberfest – the world’s largest “Volksfest,” or traveling funfair and beer festival. Millions of people from around the world travel to the Bavarian capital for the over two-week-long celebration to enjoy millions of liters of special Oktoberfest Beer, food, and festivities; the special beer is brewed within Munich city limits and conforms to the strict “Reinheitsgebot,” sometimes referred to as the “German Purity Law.”

The traditions and celebrations of Oktoberfest are now enjoyed the world over; inspiring unique beers, events, and cuisine far from Germany and the festival’s roots. Just in time for this year’s Oktoberfest, which runs from September 16 – October 3, let’s explore five homes in Bavaria.

Bavaria01.190.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

This historic country house with guest house is situated on an exceptional plot in a dreamlike and quiet location. Close to the forest, with a unique view of the breathtaking alpine scenery with the silhouette of the mountain Watzmann, this home sits on nearly 4,000 square-meters of land with 413 square-meters of living space.

Bavaria118.000.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Striking and minimalistic, this home features remarkable open spaces that are both simultaneously intimate and perfect for entertaining. This energy-efficient, state-of-the-art masterpiece comprises 2,000 square-feet of living space, including an underground garage perfect for displaying an automotive collection.

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Bavaria24.800.000 € EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 2006, this timeless villa features authentic architectural design and state-of-the-art amenities throughout. Epitomizing “modern meets classic,” this home includes a refreshing indoor pool/spa area, an elevator with access to all floors, and a spacious kitchen, all while enjoying abundant natural light.

Bavaria34.150.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

The Lake Tegernsee country house in Rottach Egern, Bavaria is bright, classic escape tucked away into quiet nook of the region. Vibrant colors mix with design elements that call back to days’ past; the cobblestone driveway, sun-soaked gardens, and open fireplace are among these amenities. The home also features a dream-like swimming pool, sheltered terraces, a generous guest area and an elevator.

Bavaria41.450.000 € EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

“Living by Phillippe Stark” is one of the most exciting and exclusive residential projects in the city of Munich. This refurbished historical monument property with concierge service, spa and wellness area offers an international living standard at the highest level. An apartment equipped and furnished like a stately suite – this living space enjoys belonging to a noble and distinguished grand hotel.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in South Carolina

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that AugustaRoad.com Realty in Greenville, South Carolina, is the newest member of its network and will now operate as Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.

Established in 2011, the firm is owned and operated by Joan Herlong and serves the luxury residential real estate market in the Greater Greenville area.

“The luxury residential real estate market in and around Greenville ranges from the vibrant downtown to mountain retreats, lakefront properties and equestrian estates, offering a lifestyle for everyone,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We are pleased to expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand into this market and proud to welcome Joan Herlong and her team to our global network.”

“Greenville marries southern charm, natural beauty and a contemporary cool, making it one of America’s fastest growing cities and an emerging destination,” said Herlong.  “We look forward to sharing our community with a global audience and are honored to be affiliating with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”

An active member of the local community, Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty regularly donates to the Greenville Free Medical Clinic and is an active supporter of the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors annual holiday giving initiative.  The firm is located at 1421 Augusta Street in Greenville.

With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand now has five independently owned and operated affiliate companies in South Carolina; also operating in the state serving the luxury residential real estate markets are Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty in Savannah and Bluffton, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty in Charleston, Justin Winter Sotheby’s International Realty in Lake Keowee, and Peace Sotheby’s International Realty in Pawleys Island.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 900 offices in 68 countries and territories worldwide.  In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD.  Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com 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.