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A Sunday in Barcelona

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Whether you spend the day exploring local art and architecture, browsing market stops, or indulging in culinary delights, there’s no denying the seventh and final day of the week is reserved for discovery as a ritual. This Sunday, we explore the best of Barcelona.

The Catalan capital is part architecture hub, part art epicenter, and part urban attraction. With a handful of sandy beaches on its eastern perimeter, it’s easy to see why tourists won’t stop flocking and buyers won’t stop settling. As Enric Salvia, broker at Barcelona Sotheby’s International Realty puts it, “Barcelona on Sunday is relaxing. The city moves a little slower, there’s fewer cars and families and friends have the chance to just walk around, enjoying (the) good weather. Sunday means Mediterranean food with no rush and no obligations.”
 Barcelona & Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty

So where do you call your home base for Sunday wanders? An elegant four-bedroom corner apartment in Right Eixample Derecho will do nicely. High ceilings add a spacious feeling while letting light flood in—ideal for art aficionados.

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Or perhaps a modernist apartment with Roman motif detailing in the same neighborhood. Spacious rooms, including a chapel room, mirror room, and library are second only to a fantastic terrace with beautiful city views.
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Step into another contemporary gem with an unmatched urban garden and outdoor pool in the heart of Gracia. Sustainable design and incredible materials make this property a standout in the city. The roof terrace is the spot to end your Sunday, overlooking the city with a drink in hand.

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If classic Barcelona is more your style, slip into luxury in the Gothic Quarter. This bright, refurbished apartment faces the old port of the city and is equipped with all the trappings of modern living, including access to a rooftop pool.

Morning 

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Wherever you wake up Sunday morning, breakfast will be the first item on the itinerary. Markus Thoene, managing partner of Barcelona Sotheby’s International Realty, recommends dining alfresco. “Get up and enjoy a lovely brunch on one of the cozy terraces along beautiful Enric Granados street, located in the modernist heritage district of Eixample.”

One of our favorites: concept store-turned cafe Jaime Beriestain on Pau Claris—within walking distance in Eixample—and indulge in the incredible pastries. The atmosphere is of-the-moment, with plants throughout the space and an elegant bar taking center stage. (You’ll want to stop back in another time for dinner and one of the lauded bourbon cocktails.)

Follow your breakfast with a stroll through the historic, 70-acre Parc de la Ciutadella. With its gleaming monuments, ornate fountains and city zoo, you’ll forget you’re in one of Spain’s most populous cities.

Early Afternoon

When your appetite becomes unrelenting, refuel at Mercat Princesa, a magnetic marketplace brimming with 14th-century history (it was once a palace, in fact). With 17 different culinary spots to choose from, you’ll be able to satisfy a tapas, burger, or sushi craving in an instant.

With hearts and stomachs full from a morning well spent, set out for some shopping at El Born and Sant Pere, where shops range from au currant fashion to interesting gifts and decor.

Late Afternoon

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Traverse from shops to stimulating art. Legendary Spanish painter Pablo Picasso has left an indelible mark on the country, and his dedicated museum provides real insight into his genius. It will be more than easy passing the afternoon looking at the 4,251 works that make up the museum’s permanent collection. Take a breather in between works by stopping in the museum’s beautiful courtyards.

Evening

From one inspiration to another: dinner. The colorful flavors of Spain are well represented in Barcelona restaurants and Lasarte is no exception. The 3-Michelin-starred spot, under the careful guidance of chef Martín Berasategui, lures even the most refined palates from across the globe. Each plate more beautiful than the last, these gastronomic works of art are brimming with aroma and flavor. The room itself is also something to behold, and a welcome continuation of Sunday refinement.

Dusk and After Dark

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The beauty of Barcelona is being able to step out onto a terrace even after the sun goes down (when the season allows, of course). The Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s Terrat rooftop offers stunning 360-degree views of the city as well as a chance for an after-dinner digestif as the sun goes down.

Once you’ve had your fill of sky-high delights, head back down to ground level and over to Rambla de Catalunya in Eixample, lined with lush lime trees. While the sun may have set and picturesque street lights have come to life, the pedestrian traffic will remain steady, as friends and family come out for an evening stroll.

However you like to spend your Sundays, know that one spent in Barcelona will be full. As Barcelona Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate Alex Mompó puts it, “There is nothing like a lazy Sunday, but not while you are in Barcelona. There is just so much sun, so many great places, and so many beautiful buildings that I just can’t skip a stroll.” With a beautiful property in this shining Spanish city, you’ll have plenty of time to hit your Sunday stride.

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Sotheby’s | Inside the Wine Collections of Great Connoisseurs

Drawing from some of the best cellars known to Sotheby’s, the collections featured in Finest & Rarest Wines (24 February, New York) include wines from the most sought-after domains in Burgundy, the top chateaux in Bordeaux and beyond. Selections such as La Tâche DRC 1995, Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1991 and Petrus 1993 highlight the unparalleled study and passion of true wine connoisseurs. Read on to learn more about the remarkable private collections, along with their greatest treasures, in the upcoming sale.

Lot 38. La Tâche Drc 1985 (2 Bottles). Estimate $6,500–9,500. Lot 41. Romanée Conti Drc 1985 (2 Bottles). Estimate $17,000–26,000. Lot 36. La Tâche Drc 1990 (3 Bottles). Estimate $9,000–12,000.

Legends from the Cellar of a Long-Time Oenophile

This fabulous selection from a West Coast Collector and aficionado, whose passion for wine was born during a trip to France many years ago, begins with over thirty bottles and fifteen lots from iconic DRC. Highlights include two bottles of 1985 Grands Echezeaux, four vintages of Richebourg and two bottles of the mythical 1985 Romanée Conti. In addition, rarely does one ever see an astonishing eight vintages of La Tâche, including multiple bottles from the legendary 1985, 1990, 1993 and 1996 vintages. An impressive selection of Bordeaux follows with all of the First Growths present including full cases of 1990 Lafite and Margaux, 2000 Haut Brion, Mouton Rothschild and Latour amongst many others. Finally, not to be overshadowed are individual bottles of the immortal 1929 Y’quem.

From Wine Cellars and Europe’s Wine Region, to a master of wine’s experience in California Wine Country, LIVE Vintage on the Extraordinary Living blog

Almost all of these wines were bought on release and stored meticulously by the original owner in a private, purpose-built temperature controlled cellar. The wines, part of a much larger collection, were inspected on site and shipped to Sotheby’s warehouse via temperature-controlled truck.

Lot 331. Vega Sicilia Unico 1970 (10 Bottles). Estimate $5,500–8,000. Lot 330. Vega Sicilia Unico 1979 (3 Bottles). Estimate $900–1,200. Lot 328. Vega Sicilia Unico 1987 (2 Bottles). Estimate $500–700. Lot 327. Vega Sicilia Unico 1989 (3 Bottles). Estimate $750–1,100.

Pristine Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne from a Manhattan Collector

From the moment this gentleman, a long-time Sotheby’s client in New York City, began amassing a cellar, provenance and pristine conditions have been the hallmark of the collection. The vast majority of this collection was purchased on release, with the balance sourced from the most reputable of retailers and auction houses. These impeccably sourced wines were removed from temperature-controlled professional storage and purpose-built home cellars for transfer to Sotheby’s warehouse.

We begin in Bordeaux, with a focus on the outstanding 2000 and 2005 vintages. Cos d’Estournel, Grand Puy Lacoste, Léoville Las Cases and Lynch Bages all appear in original wood, alongside a full case of Mouton Rothschild 1998. Continuing on to Burgundy, twelve bottles each of La Tâche 1998 and 1995 are followed by a truly impressive parade of large formats: La Romanée Liger-Belair 2003 in jeroboam, and magnums of Clos de la Roche Dujac 1993, Musigny J.-F. Mugnier 1999 and Bonnes Mares G. Roumier 2005. An incredibly rare full dozen bottles of Musigny Joseph Drouhin 1996 in original carton, plus Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1996 and Pol Roger Cuvée Winston Churchill 1988 in jeroboam, rounds out this spectacular offering of blue chip rarities.

Lot 249. Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1991 (6 Magnums). Estimate $2,200–3,200. Lot 248. Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1991 (12 Bottles). Estimate $1,800–2,600.

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As a Venture Sotheby’s Realty agent, you have unparalleled access to Video Marketing Channels. Once you give us approval, we can take your video and blast it out to the local real estate community, upload it to the New York Times, company Facebook Page, Youtube Page, Google + Page, and hundreds of other Sotheby’s Realty websites.

 

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Please tell your videographer that you will need a video without any logos or contact information. The Venture SIR marketing team will promote your contact info everywhere. We do not need your contact info in the video itself.

The Unbranded video will be used by other real estate agents, so that they can show the video to their buyer.

Please make sure your Videographer has read page 7 & 8 of this: Style Guide

 

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1515 Westview Dr, Berkeley, CA

Exclusive preview of a property that was featured on Bravo‘s Million Dollar Listing San Francisco. See it before it is listed on the MLS.

 

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September 8th, 5PM to 9 PM

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…With this unforgettable masterpiece of contemporary architecture and innovation set in the breathtaking Berkeley Hills. Bringing pure sophistication to this prestigious community, this is a four bedroom, four and a half bath home for the true aficionado, with 5,600 sq. ft. of sleek, refined style boasting every modern convenience, including a wine cellar, media room, and gourmet chef’s kitchen with pro-grade appliances, spa-quality master suite, and two oversized patios with sweeping SF-Bay views. Full-height windows and doors surround the dramatic living spaces, making the spectacular views of San Francisco the backdrop for daily life. The palatial elegance of this technologically advanced, ‘green’ home harmonizes perfectly with its stunning views, providing an unequaled standard of living for its fortunate owners.
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