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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in January 2016

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

Texas$6,995,000 USD | Horseshoe Bay, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

“The home sits on three waterfront lots on Lake LBJ about an hour from Austin.” 

An AOL Co-Founder’s Texas Resort Asks$6.995 Million – Wall Street Journal

Five Properties for Buyers Seeking a Healthy Lifestyle – Financial Times

San Diego’s Center Gets the Big City Treatment – Wall Street Journal

The Tower and Glory: It’s a Remarkable Combination – an 18th Century Landmark with a Fabulous Modern Home Hidden Underneath – Daily Mail

For $30.5 Million, Fifth Avenue and Facing the Park – The New York Times

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski List Los Angeles Home for $8 Million – Wall Street Journal

Epitome of Wine Country Living – SFGate

Listing of the Day: A House with a Split Personality – Mansion Global 

Former Boy Scout Camp, Now a Waterfront Home Wall Street Journal

China Rising, Shanghai Tower World’s Newest Mega Skyscraper – World Property Journal

10 Home Decor Trends that will be Huge in 2016 – Elle Decor

A New Interest in Picasso’s Ceramics – Wall Street Journal

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Luxury Living | PGA Properties

The PGA Tour makes stops in some of the world’s most beautiful and captivating regions; from lush islands to majestic mountains, the PGA’s greens and fairways can be found in some preeminently sought after international destinations. With the Hyundai Tournament of Champions starting in Kapalua, Hawaii this week, let’s explore some extraordinary homes on these pristine PGA courses.

Hawaii$5,895,000 USD | Kapalua, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

HawaiiImagine the sound of the waves and the golf course at your front door. This home in the Plantation Estates enjoys a unique vantage point between the famed Plantation Course, which plays host to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions every January, and the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by two acres of tropical gardens and open space, this single level home features sliding glass doors in the living room and dining nook, seamlessly integrating with the spacious lanai to create a truly indoor-outdoor living space. Perfect for entertaining, this home features a built in outdoor kitchen and infinity edge pool, all with incredible ocean views.

Aruba$989,000 USD | Malmok, Aruba | Aruba Sotheby’s International Realty

ArubaThis private home is nestled in a gated community at the famous 600-acre Tierra del Sol Resort, Spa and Country Club showcasing unobstructed views of the ocean, hills and lake. Featuring a spacious great room with cathedral ceilings and expansive windows with panoramic views, a custom kitchen with European cabinetry and appliances, a master suite with Jacuzzi, private pool and covered terrace, this home sits on the 16th fairway of the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II PGA Championship golf course.

Barcelona2.300.000 € EUR | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona & Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty

BarcelonaThis DeBlacam & Meagher designed villa comprises approximately 300 square meters and is situated on the 17th fairway of the PGA golf course in the La Selva neighborhood. Masterfully blending the expansive indoor living space with a generous outdoor terrace area, the home enjoys maximum natural light and no shortage of remarkable views of the golf course and its natural forested surroundings.

WestVirginia$5,500,000 USD | White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia | The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty

West Virginia Located at The Greenbrier Sporting Club, this inviting home offers a unique lifestyle in a majestic setting. This elegant stone home features antique pine flooring, five fireplaces, exquisite solid cherry wood trim and heavy timber vaulted ceilings. The gourmet kitchen, designed with modern appliances, projects the feel of an idyllic by-gone era. The inviting great room offers a serene haven with a stone fireplace and knotty pine paneling while French doors open to the screened loggia with a wood-burning fireplace. The home includes access to The Greenbrier’s amenities and activities including three Championship Golf Courses, which plays host to PGA’s Annual Greenbrier Classic.

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Video of the Week: Sprawling Entertainer’s Estate in Vernon, Canada

8 358 000 $ CAD | British Columbia, Canada | Canada Sotheby’s International Realty

Canada – The Dixon Estate is strategically situated on the Okanagan BX Hill, capturing the breathtaking view of the country’s cherished Okanagan valley, vineyards and lakes. Comprised of almost 13,000 square feet of luxury and exceptional design, this architectural masterpiece is a secure estate providing secluded privacy for the most discerning buyer.

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10 Most Popular Properties of 2015

You clicked and we calculated. Back by popular demand, here are the 10 most viewed properties on sothebysrealty.com for 2015! Take a tour around the world and see which properties topped this year’s list!

Number 10 – Nevada

10-CPCBGQ$69,000,000 USD | Glenbrook, Nevada | Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

This historic 130 acre Tahoe lakefront Ranch boasts vistas as grand as Montana and Wyoming, nearby ski resorts with Olympic heritage to rival Aspen and Vail, a lakeside golf course more intimate than Pebble Beach and a yachting paradise on par with the Caribbean. Shakespeare Ranch offers a preeminent year-round lifestyle like no other single destination in the world combined with Nevada tax benefits – all just four hours from Silicon Valley and under an hour by air.

Number 09 – Italy

09-FMRYGCPrice Upon Request | Olbia Tempio, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Villa Il Forte is situated on the north part of the bay in Porto Cervo, the prestigious north shore of the island of Sardinia. The bespoke kitchen was done by BOFFI, the renowned Italian kitchen designer; it is outfitted with semi-professional appliances, making it perfect for entertaining and crafting unforgettable meals. Villa Il Forte is further exceptional as its one of the only seaside-facing villas with a private beach. The home also serves the boating enthusiast with a permanent private dock, long enough for an 18-meter long boat.

Number 08 – Colorado

08-CKGHCD$100,000,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

The sophisticated creature comforts and the unmatched amenities offered in this property combine to create the quintessential mountain compound. The homes and cabins feature a total of 28 bedrooms, 25 baths, five half baths, state-of-the-art life safety, security and home automation systems, recreation and entertainment hall, indoor sports court, walk-in temperature and humidity-controlled wine room and multiple spas. Additionally, several aerated and trout-stocked ponds, breathtaking views and extreme privacy create an awe-inspiring experience enveloped in rustic charm.

Number 07 – California

07-ZQLTPS$100,000,000 USD | Los Olivos, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Neverland Ranch is the ultimate ranch retreat and gated estate of approximately 2,698 acres located 5 miles north of the town of Los Olivos. Published in The Wall Street Journal, the home was designed by Robert Altevers for William Bone in a French Normandy-style and meticulously crafted to perfection. Nestled between extensively landscaped gardens and a four-acre lake complete with a waterfall, the home offers incredible pastoral and majestic mountain views. The ranch features 22 unique structures, including three separate guest homes, an approximate 5,500-square foot movie theater with stage, and several barns.

Number 06 – Grand Cayman

06-SMZVSP$35,000,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Though the Cayman Islands enjoy year round sunshine and a temperate climate, this benefit is eclipsed in most people’s eyes by the Islands’ offshore status. The Cayman Islands are well known as a financial center on the world’s stage and provide the highest quality of lifestyle available in a tax neutral environment, making it very appealing to people of high net worth to seek residency here. Castillo Caribe offers a rare opportunity to combine this with privacy, security, luxury and lifestyle all on a pristine white sandy beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Number 05 – New York

05-GY49EP$70,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Atop the 1929 Art Deco Walker Tower sits Penthouse One, among the most important apartments in Manhattan. Penthouse One offers nearly 6,000 square feet of living space, with 13-foot-high coffered ceilings, a sprawling south-facing terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows framing 360-degree views from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building.

Number 04 – Florida

04-GPS3Z5$110,000,000 USD | Key Largo, Florida | Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty

Just ten minutes by helicopter to Miami’s South Beach or by boat to Key Largo, Pumpkin Key is an extraordinary private island totaling 26 acres located in the Florida Keys. Self-sufficient with water and electric from the shore, the island currently features one main home with three bedrooms, two caretaker’s cottages, and a dock master’s apartment. The island also includes a 20-slip marina able to accommodate a mega-yacht, tennis courts that also serve as a helipad and golf cart paths that circle

Number 03 – New York

03-FB57VN$80,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Built in 1901 and designed by the firm of Welch, Smith & Provot, the exceptionally grand and remarkably beautiful 1009 Fifth Avenue was constructed in the Beaux-Arts style and is rightfully regarded as an architectural tour de force. The residence stands as a splendid example of the extraordinary workmanship of that era and is one of the very few remaining along the Gold Coast of Fifth Avenue. Throughout the house, the interiors feature soaring ceilings, hand-carved wood paneling, gold leaf trimmed fixtures, and intricate plaster friezes. The sweeping staircase ascends five stories and is punctuated by vast windowed landings. The top floors also incorporate a dramatic skylight and are accessed by a separate staircase.

Number 02 – Georgia

02-5GRQPG$25,000,000 USD | Atlanta, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Perhaps the most compelling private residence ever offered in the history of Atlanta, this home is situated on 17 private and pristine park-like acres with substantial Chattahoochee River frontage. The property offers a wide array of amenities including a resort-style infinity-edge swimming pool, lighted tennis court, fully equipped gym, spa, theater, hobby house, underground ballroom with catering kitchen, formal and informal gardens, entire estate generator, guard house, caretakers suite and Presidential-level security system with two gated and secured residential entrances.

Number 01 – Texas

01-BJZEG2$725,000,000 USD | Vernon, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The WT Waggoner Ranch is one of the largest and most famous ranches in the United States and was established in 1849. Never before offered for sale in 165 years of ownership, the sprawling Ranch estate includes more than 510,000-contingues acres spread over six North Texas counties, incorporating two main compounds, many homes and significant infrastructure, including a 10,000 square foot Ranch office headquarters in nearby Vernon, Texas. There are approximately 20 cowboy camps ranging from 10,000 to 40,000 acres each. The ranch is offered as a turnkey proposition with hundreds of quarter-horses, many thousands of head of cattle, with approximately 1,200 existing oil wells, as well as mineral rights and 30,000 acres of cultivated farmland. There are also a number of large lakes encompassing thousands of acres, waterways and creeks with approximately 400,000 acres of land remaining undeveloped for oil.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | December 2015

Beginning with a prestigious gated estate in New Jersey to a sprawling mountain manor in Switzerland, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features homes in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

New Jersey$27,800,000 USD | Alpine, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

New Jersey – Located in the prestigious and private gated Estates at Alpine, this magnificent estate home, among the most preeminent and elegant of its kind, is located on almost 13 acres. Only minutes from Manhattan, the estate includes a 13,000 square-foot English Manor-style residence, a carriage house, English gardens, aviary and a private stocked pond. Renovated twenty-five years ago, this home, with its classic Palladian influences, now affords the extraordinary opportunity to make it your own.

St. BarthPrice Upon Request | St. Barthelemy | St. Barth Sotheby’s International Realty

St. Barthelemy – Gouverneur Views is the combination of three villas; Villa Mirage is a three bedroom home with an oversized infinity pool and expansive pool deck, Villa Boudoir is one bedroom with an open-air kitchenette and a bar located on the pool terrace and Villa Reflet de la Mer is a gorgeous two bedroom villa that offers a contemporary take on traditional West Indies design and a breathtaking view of Gouverneur Beach. The pool is the focal point of the outdoor living space and the villas are just a short drive to pristine Gouverneur Beach and close to Gustavia’s shops and restaurants.

Beijing¥350,000,000 CNY | Beijing, China | Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty

Beijing – The Powerful Mountain project is a quintessential masterpiece developed by R & F Properties Group. The mansion is a detached single house, a truly astonishing unrivaled estate in its scope and architectural form. The property is located within the second ring, the most lively area in Beijing. Inspired by the Baroque Era and imprinted with its signature sophistication, refinement and luxury, this home is surrounded by a Baroque garden and is completed by a indoor swimming pool, wine cellar and home theater.

Israel₪ 160,000,000 ILS | Tel Aviv, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Tel Aviv – Located at the top of one of Tel Aviv’s best residential properties is The Penthouse, an over 16,000 square-foot residence surrounded by sea and skyline views. This masterful and magnificent redevelopment is set within the 19th-century buildings that once housed Jaffa’s French Hospital. Mindful of its heritage as one of Tel Aviv’s iconic historic landmarks, the project seamlessly blends the W Hotels’ signature amenities with architectural features from the original building. Designed by world-renowned architect John Pawson in collaboration with local architect Ramy Gill, the duo tastefully transformed the 2,000-year-old historic foundations uncovered during the construction into inviting public spaces. All of the residences are located in the newly constructed wing adjacent to the main hotel building with a private entrance and easy access to the diverse, high-quality services and amenities at the W Tel Aviv.

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

Geneva – This manor estate is surrounded by eight hectares of beautiful grounds. The property is remarkable for its absolute tranquility, unobstructed view of the Alps and the peak of Mont Blanc, and exceptional spaciousness. The property includes a number of leisure areas such as a private nine-hole golf course, a pool with pool house, a tennis court, a bowling court and a playground area in the woods with chalet. The house offers almost 1,000 square meters of habitable floor area and a basement.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in January 2016

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$17,000,000 USD | Big Sky, Montana | Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 2006, this palatial Rocky Mountain retreat is nestled on four acres and offers access to the nearby ski resorts of Big Sky and Moonlight Basin. Known as Belz Chateau, the property includes a sauna, a theater, multiple heated terraces, and an outdoor hot tub with views of the surrounding peaks.”

7 Grand Ski Chalets for Sale – Architectural Digest

The State of Luxury Realty a ‘Mixed Bag’: CEO – CNBC

Dix Hills, N.Y.: Large Lots and Good Schools – The New York Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC Rings the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange – Sotheby’s International Realty

The 7 Best Homes of the Year – The Week 

Prime Property: Heights Home Has Wine Cellar, Elevator, Apartment – Chron.com

Forget Resorts: Here are 11 Ski Homes You Can Own Now – New York Post

5 Home Gyms That Make it Easy to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions – Boston Common

18 of the Most Drop-Dead Gorgeous Houses for Sale in 2015 – Curbed

4 Breathtaking Places to Buy a Home Abroad – Realtor.com

Blue Diamonds, Hidden Portraits and a Recordbreaking Painting of Squiggles: Priciest Lots Sold by Sotheby’s in 2015 Revealed – Daily Mail

Artist Jewelry Pieces to Make Debut in Hong Kong with Sotheby’s Boundless Auction Jan 20 – Blouin ArtInfo

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Be Our Guest| Luxury Guesthouses

Grand homes with luxurious amenities, these homes are ideal for entertaining.  Even more ideal are the intimate guesthouses nestled along the property.  Discover captivating guesthouses around the world.

Guest House 1 - California

$21,950,000 USD | Atherton, California | Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty

California – A new construction by the Wise Building Company, this property features outdoor entertaining space with an adjacent guest house.  The entertaining space includes two outdoor fireplaces, fire pit, outdoor kitchen and a pool.  The main house boast six bedrooms across three floors, a media room, sports bar, spacious terraces and Carrera marble throughout.

Guest House 2 - Rhode Island

$7,595,000 USD | Newport, Rhode Island | Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

Rhode Island – A unique architectural design, this home features an interior bridge that crosses the infinity pool and leads to a separate guest quarters.  The guest area has an airy bedroom loft, fireplace and overlooks the outdoor pool and spa area.  The main residence has an open concept floor plan, spiral staircase, gourmet kitchen and five fireplaces.

Guest House 3 - Sydney

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

Sydney – Located within this Sydney estate’s Versailles-inspired garden is a self-contained, one-bedroom guesthouse.  The guest house overlooks the rest of the property including the pool and spa, poolside cabana with kitchenette, tennis court and the main house.  A two-story Federation mansion, the main residence has nine bedrooms, a grand lounge, dining room, domed music conservatory, billiards room, theatre, gym and children’s playroom.

Guest House 4 - Connecticut

$5,999,000 USD | Greenwich, Connecticut | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Connecticut – A European-inspired manor set on over four acres of land, this property’s guesthouse is constructed in the same stone aesthetic as the main home.  Nestled next to the refreshing pool, the guesthouse spans 1,200 square-feet and is comprised of one bedroom and a full basement.  The main residence features a cathedral-ceilinged family room, first-floor master suite, chef’s kitchen and a four-car garage.


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Prestigious Penthouse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Video House Tour

د.إ 23,000,000 AED | Dubai | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

This penthouse is considered one of the most exclusive properties in Dubai, especially in the Downtown area. Neighboring the iconic Burj Khalifa and the upcoming Opera District, this duplex takes over the top two floors of the prestigious tower.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC Rings the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Sothebys Realty at NYSE

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, whose parent company is Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday to celebrate its 40th anniversary milestone in the luxury residential real estate brokerage business.  Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, was joined on the podium by members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network for the bell ringing ceremony.

“I am very proud of the journey we have taken together with our global luxury real estate network to bring the brand where it is today,” said White. “The Sotheby’s International Realty brokerage network was built to connect the finest independent residential real estate companies to the most prestigious and discerning clientele in the world,” said White. “We are honored to be celebrating this milestone by ringing the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 825 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide.   Each office is independently owned and operated.

To mark the event, Philip White additionally appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell to discuss the luxury real estate market.


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Ringing in the New Year | Home Bar Rooms

Whether indoors as part of a home’s lounge area or game room, or outdoors and poolside, a home bar is the ultimate place to relax and unwind.  As 2015 comes to a close and we look forward to ringing in 2016, imagine celebrating the New Year at one of these luxurious home bars.

Bars 1 - Australia

Price Upon Request | Queensland, Australia | Gold Coast Sotheby’s International Realty

Australia – Called “Villa Blue Waters,” this grand residence in Queensland was designed for large-scale entertaining and features a commercial-sized granite cocktail bar.  The home also includes a St. Tropez-style marble entertaining area, Teppanyaki cabana, 40-foot resort-style mosaic pool and spa, surround-sound home cinema and a fully-integrated entertainment system and LED light system throughout.  In addition, there is a professional-grade chef’s kitchen with imported Gaggenau and Zanussi appliances.

Bars 2 - Indiana

$2,500,000 USD | Carmel, Indiana | Encore Sotheby’s International Realty

Indiana – The lower level of this 10,608-square-foot home boasts an intricate, antique bar circa 1800.  The bar is fully-equipped with a Sub Zero refrigerator, ice maker and beer tap.  The home additionally features a wine room set behind glass doors that is built upon slate floors and houses thousands of bottles of wine.  Ideal for entertaining, there is also a library, game room equipped with a full bar and a built-in TV screen, an authentic theater room, an outdoor pool and a patio overlooking the ninth hole of the nearby Pete Dye Crooked Stick Golf Course.

Bars 3 - Thailand

฿43,000,000 THB | Phuket, Thailand | Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty

Thailand – Located on the west coast of Phuket, this villa boasts both indoor and outdoor living space.  Adjacent to the private swimming pool is an outdoor sala, BBQ area and a poolside bar.  Inside, there are four en-suite bedrooms, a spacious living and dining area and a fully-equipped contemporary kitchen.

Bars 4 - South Carolina

$8,800,000 USD | Okatie, South Carolina | Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

South Carolina – This 12,905-square-foot estate is situated on 119 acres of land and features a replica of an Old English Pub just off the main residence.  The pub includes a re-assembled antique bar that was dismantled and shipped from England, Cedar shake roofing, cement stone exterior and a fireplace.  Across the property there is also a caretaker’s cottage, a barn, stables with an equestrian facility and a waterfront dock with private access to the nearby Harbor River.

Bars 5 - California

$45,000,000 USD | Laguna Beach, California | HOM Sotheby’s International Realty

California – Situated atop a costal bluff and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the lower level of this opulent estate has a game room with a full bar and a glass-encased commercial wine cellar.  The home spans over 9,500 square-feet and has high-end finishes throughout including Wenge wood, onyx slabs, custom mosaic tile, natural stone, custom lighting, floating staircase and a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and exotic wood cabinetry.  One of 13 private homes in the Montage Resort, owners of the property have access to all resort amenities including concierge and housekeeping services, engineering support and full use of the spa and pool.

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