Monthly Archive: November 2017

Founder Lists Park City Snowboarding Estate for $18.9 Million

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Nestled in the heart of Park City, Utah, with direct access to the regions’ finest slopes, Skullcandy founder Rick Alden is selling his ski-in/ski-out home for $18.9 million with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Alden has owned the 33,000-square-foot home on over five-acres for nearly a decade.

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A true winter sports estate, Alden is including with the sale of the home a group of over 300 snowboards from his enormous collection – some of which are signed by Olympic athletes and pros.

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Alden’s ties to the sport of snowboarding go past his love for the slopes; Skullcandy, the company he founded in 2003, produces audio products geared towards action and extreme sports athletes and enthusiasts.

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The 14-bedroom home features a 20-locker ski room with boot driers and accompanying gear racks, 22 bathrooms, a spa, gym, and 18-car garage among many other amenities.

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LIVE | Inspired

LIVE Inspired

I knew what it felt like to not be wanted, to not have a dream, to not know what inspiration was, to not know what hope was, to not know if I was going to be alive the next day. I thought it was finally my turn to do what I wanted and what makes me happy ~ Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince was born in war-torn Sierra Leone during the country’s decade long civil war. A series of events lead to her living in an orphanage with fond hopes to one day become a ballerina. “I wanted to be happy,” recalls DePrince; she drew inspiration from a magazine featuring a ballerina not simply because she was dancing, but because, “she looked happy.”

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She was adopted by an American family who recognized her talent and determination and enrolled her in ballet classes. Today, DePrince dances with the Dutch National Junior Company with the rank of Grand Sujet for the main company.

From Hand-Crafted Artisan Cuisine to Brazilian-Inspired Fashion, Experience Lifestyles Like Never Before in the LIVE Sotheby’s International Realty Series

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Captivated by the beauty of Paris and her accommodations, this dancer reflects on her journey and her commitment to inspiring others. Learn more about Michaela DePrince.

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imagereader.aspx-68.800.000 € | Paris, France | Paris Quest Sotheby’s International Realty 

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We all have a passion. We all have a dream. For some, it’s about adventure. For others, it’s about tranquility. Our dreams are as vast and varied as the world is wide, but they all start with inspiration and inspiration starts with our surroundings. That’s what home is – what you choose to surround yourself with. Home is where you truly LIVE.

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Dining Unforgettable

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The holiday season is upon us; it’s this time of the year that we join family and friends to give thanks – often over a grand meal. Whether it is an intimate setting with a captivating view, or an elegant, sprawling space fit to accommodate the largest of guest lists, experience these five dining rooms from around the world.

Colorado$9,995,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

 Awe-inspiring ski mountain views provide a rich canvas to admire. A sense of serenity and privacy permeates the 7,587-square-foot contemporary residence, despite being just moments from downtown Aspen. Inside, the home is a study in mountain chic. A balanced palette of refined finishes and materials, ranging from rich stones and warm woods to glamorous high-gloss fixtures, lend a touch of drama to each space.

Greece10.500.000 € | Crete, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

Each of this home’s seven bedrooms envelops you in relaxing privacy, all with sea views and en-suite bathrooms. Large living indoor and outdoor areas offer extraordinary panoramic views including the Gulf of Mirabello and the stepped garden. The lush garden has many tranquil nooks and direct access to a private, white sand beach. The large al fresco dining area and kitchen are ideal for inviting moments with family and friends.

SydneyPrice Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Maximizing iconic views of the city skyline, harbor bridge, and opera house, this circa-1920s Spanish Mission residence retains the most of its period features across a selection of spacious interior living spaces and grand outdoor entertaining areas –  all on a beautifully manicured 1,195 square-meter parcel. Steeped in sophistication, the formal lounge extends onto a broad covered terrace, while a separate family dining room features timber vaulted ceiling, a cozy gas fireplace, and arched picture windows.

TCI$5,350,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Grace Bay Villa is an elegant, contemporary, European-style residence situated on one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. The design of this 4,500-square-foot, five-bedroom five-and-one-half-bath home boasts four second floor bedrooms, media room, dining area with seating for 10, and chef’s kitchen all enjoying westerly sunset views. Noteworthy features include expansive outdoor lounge and entertainment areas, BBQ, outdoor snooker or foosball court, a main pool, splash pool, and beachside fire pit with built-in seating all just steps from the beach.

California$25,000,000 USD | Laguna Beach, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

The Pacific Ocean and living spaces effortlessly blend in this four-bedroom, four-bath home on Victoria Beach, which is thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of ocean and Catalina Island views, sea breezes and waterfront amenities. Walls of windows and sliding glass doors open to beachfront patios, with spaces for comfortable gatherings, an open kitchen clad in warm woods that overlooks the dining area and great room, and a separate living area for entertaining.

Your best life begins with a home that inspires you. LIVE Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in November 2017

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

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$50,000,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

“Located adjacent to West Buttermilk Ski Area on 61 pristine acres, 2900 West Buttermilk Road is a never-before-offered ski-in/ski-out ranch that gives residents a front-row seat to the snowy weather and spectacular ski runs”

This $50 Million Ski-In/Ski-Out Ranch Will Make You Want to Move to Aspen – Robb Report

Buzz Talk with Kevin Thompson, Chief Marketing Officer with Sotheby’s International Realty – BuzzBuzzNews

A Modern Houston Home with Old World Touches – Wall Street Journal

Sagaponack Compound with a Barn from 1880 Just Relisted for $16M – Curbed

Homes in Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington – The New York Times

Eureka Valley House with Staggering VIews, $6.5M – California Home+Design

Billionaire Trader Stanley Druckenmiller Sells Greenwich Estate – Wall Street Journal

Homes that Sold for Around $750,000 – The New York Times

Five Hot-Spots for Well-to-Do Snowbirds – The Globe and Mail

Is Tokyo’s Property Market Reaching its Peak? – Financial Times

House Hunting in… Bordeaux, France – The New York Times

10 Dream Homes that Take City Dwelling to a Whole New Level – Elle Decor

Ex-Michael Schumacher F1 Car Brings $7.5 Million at Auction – Autoweek

Architectural Spotlight | Enchanting Chalets

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Nestled into the sides of mountains, these often-snowy homes are also ideal for the ski-enthusiast, or simply someone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. Originating in Europe’s Alpine region, these wooden residences predominantly feature heavy, gently-sloping rooves and wide, angular eaves showcased in the front of the structure. Time and cultural developments around skiing and hiking have transformed these one-time seasonal farm buildings into sought after landing pads during prime recreational periods in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

Let’s discover five enchanting chalets from Italy to Utah.

ItalyPrice Upon Request | Courmayeur, Italy | Turin Sotheby’s International Realty

This estate includes in its offering two historical villas and a chalet – comprising nearly 2,300 square-meters. Richly detailed throughout with traditional uses of wooden accents, exposed beams, and exuding warmth, the property is an ideal escape; surrounded by an over 7,000-square-meter park, the home offers the utmost in privacy, seclusion and tranquility.

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

Nestled in a calm area within the heart of Verbier, this captivating property consists of an exclusive master chalet as well as a separate chalet, ideally located to accommodate staff or renovated as separate annex. The master chalet was constructed to the highest standards and designed by a world renowned interior architect boasting a spacious layout over 1,400 square-meters and built with luxurious and authentic materials, amongst which are rare reclaimed wood and hand-crafted natural stones.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Megève, France | Propriétés de Megève Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as “Tigre Blanc,” this masterfully executed ski-in/ski-out chalet spans approximately 420 square-meters and features a spacious living room at first floor with lounge, bar, wine cellar, professional kitchen, and terrace. Six bedrooms, a dormitory and a spa area with Jacuzzi, gym and steam room are also among its offerings.

From Cape Cods to Castles, discover homes’ design roots in previous installments of Architectural Spotlight

Andorra1.300.000 € | Saint Julia De Loria, Andorra | Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty

This chalet-tower in Andorra showcases incredible mountain vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows. The inviting home offers four bedrooms, three-full baths, large living room with fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and access to a 30-square meter terrace. Also, included in the residence’s amenities is parking for five vehicles.

Utah$6,150,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,407-square-foot home is designer furnished, inspired by a modern Scandinavian ski chalet – distinctly eclectic, chic, and natural. Tucked into the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, vintage and contemporary highs and lows make this the perfect home-away-from-home to live the Montage Lifestyle.

Discover luxury homes from around the world on sothebysrealty.com

 

Come Sail Away | The Yachting Lifestyle

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For sailors, life coalesces around all things wet and blue. It is a world of freedom, challenges and discoveries. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of leaning into the wind, whether it’s for a race or for the distant shores of a quiet anchorage.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

Sailing is a passion, a lifestyle and a community, where people can’t wait to set sail and are equally excited about returning home to a league of the like-minded. Camaraderie runs deep, even if no two sailors can ever agree on elements that make up a perfect boating town. Is it an escapist destination without a single traffic light in the Caribbean or South Pacific? Or a lively cosmopolitan port on the California coast? Ocean, lake, bay or river? The list of candidates for the world’s great yachting spots is a fluid one, arguably determined as much for their land-based amenities as the conditions of the wind, waves and weather.

Florida$26,950,000 USD | Miami Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Top waterfront communities excel at offering residents a vacation way of life on both land sea often that includes golf, tennis, dining and cultural events. One luxury yacht-centric development even has its own private airport and medical center.

Spain25.000.000 € | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

Mallorca, in Spain’s Balearic Islands, draws international crowd, and with it second-home buyers, for its strategic location, mega-yacht accommodations and myriad of boating-related services. “And, obviously, one of the most important factors is the Mediterranean weather,” says Amalia Losada of Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty. “All these reasons make Mallorca a very attractive destination.” Boaters also know the island as an important stop on the global yachting circuit owing to the Copa del Rey, an annual regatta in which more than 130 teams representing two dozen nations compete for honors in the waters of the Bay of Palma de Mallorca.

SVG$67,500,000 XCD | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty

Losada says the profile of sailing devotees is not a simple one. “There are risk takers and sun-and-sea enthusiasts.” And, fortunately, there are boating communities world-wide to accommodate any and all of them.

Discover the home that inspires you – LIVE Sotheby’s International Realty

 

Sotheby’s | American Art

Next week, November 13, Sotheby’s will hold an American Art sale in New York. Among the incredible pieces available for auction, artists the likes of Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ernest Blumenschein, Oscar Berninghaus, and Maynard Dixon are featured. Before the sale next week preview a few of the available works below, or visit the exhibition in New York before the sale next Monday evening at 4pm.

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“Shuffleton’s Barbershop” by Norman Rockwell | Estimate $20,000,000 — $30,000,000 USD

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“Eagle Nest Lake” by Ernest Leonard Blumenschein | Estimate $300,000 — $500,000 USD

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“Blue and White Abstract” by Georgia O’Keeffe | Estimate $500,000 — $700,000

Browse the entire lot before the sale with Sotheby’s

 

Featured in the News: November 2017

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

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€15.000.000 EUR | Firenze, Florence, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

“Perched on the highest point of the esteemed Costa San Giorgio hillside community sits Via del Forte di San Giorgio, a picturesque villa looking out across the Italian city.”

This Florence Estate Offers Million-Dollar Views of Il Duomo di Firenze
– Robb Report

An Innovative Home on 67 Acres in a Temperate Canadian Spot
– Mansion Global

Live the High Life: Six Mountain Homes
– Financial Times

Own a $33 Million Israeli Villa Set on the Edge of the Mediterranean Sea
– Robb Report

9 of the Most Famous Family Properties on the Market
– Architectural Digest

Maya Lin’s First Apartment Design Selling for $11.5 Million
– Mansion Global

Beat the Blues at this Waterfront Home on Mykonos
– Robb Report

Jerry Perenchio’s Malibu Beach Cottage Sells for $1.3 Million Over the Asking Price
– Los Angeles Times

C$36.2 Million Estate is North Vancouver’s Priciest Listing
– Mansion Global

Glimpse the Atlantic Ocean from Almost Every Room in this Portugal Home
– Robb Report

Recent Sales and Boldface Names
– The New York Times

The Next Hot Summer Spot: A Ski Resort
– Wall Street Journal

Green Goes Upscale: The Art of Upcycling
– Sotheby’s

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now
– Elle Decor

The BMW Z8 Steve Jobs Owned is Going Up for Sale
– CNBC

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