In Tune: Musical Homes | Songs & Cities

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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.”

CALIFORNIA
$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.

See the rest of our “In Tune: Musical Homes” series here!