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The Epitome of Luxury Ski-In/Ski-Out in Telluride


14 Cortina Drive | Luxury Ski-In/Ski-Out

A classy mountain modern retreat situated directly trailside with seamless ski-in and ski-out access to the groomed Sundance trail. The distinctive architectural blend of rustic and modern overtones are complemented by thoughtfully combining design elements of metal, stone, glass and wood. The main level not only presents an inviting open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass leading to a wrap around deck but also a well appointed kitchen, two fireplaces, guest master sweet and media room. The views capture the dramatic craggy Palmyra Peak at the top of the Telluride Ski Area as well as to the west. The master sweet privately sits on the upper level with a quaint living area and views to the La Sal Mountains of Utah. A lower level has three bedrooms and family room.

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Leads National Rankings for Individual Sales Volume Category in REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Report


Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was the No. 1 real estate company represented in two of the six categories that comprise the 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “Top Thousand.” The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2015 annual sales volume and transaction sides, and the top 50 agents and top 50 teams on average sales price—making it a ranking of the top 1,100 nationwide.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand claimed 45 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends Individual Sales Volume category, more than any other real estate company. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category. In addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category, holding 17 of the top 50 spots (34%), including Brenda S. Powers and Elizabeth L. Sample in East Side Manhattan who tied for No.1 at $37.59 million. The brand also had the No. 1 Team on the Average Sales Price ranking; Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp Team in Beverly Hills topped that list with an average sales price of $18.3 million. This further establishes the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand as a leader in luxury real estate sales.

“We are thrilled to see that the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is continuing to build off the momentum of the 2015 record-year,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Having the most sales associates represented in two categories of the REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal rankings is a huge accomplishment and underscores how many of the top sales professionals are affiliated with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.  I am so proud of the companies and the sales associates represented on this list.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 845 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide.  Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realtymarketing programs.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

The complete Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals list can be found on REAL Trends’ website,

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Mansion Global | View from the Top: Five Penthouses with Endless Vistas

These days, penthouses are easy to find — any unit that happens to sit on the top floor of a shiny, new condominium will bear the name. But without a jaw-dropping view, many are just fancy apartments in the sky. A true penthouse rises above all others, treating its owner to exclusive vistas of the surrounding area.

Whether you prefer the city lights from a modern high-rise or waves crashing below a beachfront retreat, a stunning view can be a major selling point.

Here’s a look at five multimillion dollar views from penthouses around the world.



PRICE: $68.95 million
BATHROOMS: 4 full, 1 partial

Known as the Dome Penthouse, this extravagant residence occupies the 18th and 19th floors of the famed Plaza Hotel. The 5,655-square-foot home, which belongs to fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger, is lavishly appointed with bold colors and rich textures. The apartment comes with a private patio with unobstructed views of Central Park. Residents will have access to all of the hotel’s amenities, including housekeeping, valet and 24-hour room service. An added perk: The concierge can book a private jet.

Agent: Marie-Claire Claessen-Gladstone, The Corcoran Group

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Durston Saylor

PRICE: $53 million
BATHROOMS: 5 full, 2 partial

Set in the exclusive South of Fifth enclave, at the southern tip of Miami Beach, this two-story penthouse spans the 9th and 10th floors of the boutique condominium 321 Ocean. The 6,807-square-foot residence has an open floor plan; floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The residence also features a private rooftop terrace with a bar and a 36-foot-long, infinity-edge swimming pool — perfect for sundowners.

Agent: Jorge Uribe of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

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Knight Frank

PRICE: €3.49 million (about $3.98 million)

What could be more quintessentially Parisian than a view of the Eiffel Tower from your living room? The roughly 1,450-square-foot, newly renovated apartment sits on the top floor of an early 20th-century building in the 7th arrondissement. The renovating architect replaced part of the roof above the living room with a glass panel. The base of the Eiffel Tower is visible from a window; the rest of the landmark can be seen through the sloping roof.

Agent: Roddy Aris, Knight Frank

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United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

PRICE: £8.95 million (about $12.72 million)

This two-story penthouse in the posh Marylebone neighborhood underwent a full renovation. With more than 4,000-square-feet of living space, the residence offers a spacious floor plan, with nearly floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides offering striking views of the London skyline. The residence is also equipped with a modern kitchen and smart-home technology.

Agent: Raphael Fitoussi, United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

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Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

PRICE: Upon request
BATHROOMS: 4 full, 5 partial

The penthouse occupies the 45th floor of Le Rêve, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. The 13,400-square-foot residence offers views of the Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah and the iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. It also includes more than 800 square feet of terrace space, so the stunning views can be enjoyed outside. The penthouse comes with living accommodations for two chauffeurs on the parking level.

Agent: Jonathan Gardner, Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2016!


From, originally published June 16th:

The Town Park campground and the high school soccer fields have transformed into a sea of colorful tents.  The sidewalks are bustling with people and Main Street benches are full of people soaking in the sun. The gentle breeze carries notes of music through the air.

These are all signs that the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is here. This year marks the 43rd anniversary. The festival is built around the many artists that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound, as the weekend is sprinkled with inspired sets from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Tim O’Brien, and of course the “King of Telluride” Sam Bush. Check out the complete line-up.

Bluegrass attracts ten thousand people who want to soak up some great music in one of the most spectacular venues in Colorado. However, there are some other great aspects to Bluegrass you might not be aware of:

  • Even if you don’t have a pass, you can still enjoy part of the Festival with free concerts and demonstrations in Elks Park. The up and coming artists that play in this intimate venue are amazing.
  • With a great kids tent that features arts and crafts, hula hoop making and fun performances, Bluegrass is a family affair.
  • You can dine around the world in the festival.  There is a wide variety of food booths serving up delicious fare- Indian, Greek, Italian, good ole’ American flank steak and corn, Mexican and a lot more. Don’t forget the ice cream and coffee for dessert.
  • The people watching is amazing. Folks attending the Bluegrass Festival are there to have a good time and it shows.
  • Surprisingly the Bluegrass Festival offers some excellent retail therapy. From jewelry to outdoor clothing to fairy wings for kids to casual ladies attire, the merchant booths at the festival offer something for everyone.

See you at the Park. It’s time to get my Bluegrass on.

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Conde Nast: “The Best Places To Visit This Summer” – Dunton, Colorado Ranks #8 As The “Old West”

Click on image to see all of “The 30+ Best Places to Visit This Summer”

Road trip the Old West—and its new places to stay—with the whole family this summer. We love Dunton Hot Springs resort in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, which is why we’re expecting big things from its new Telluride spin-off, Dunton Town House. (And everyone knows ski towns are at their best in the summer.) Though it’s not new, we’re also big fans of Smith Fork Ranch, from the creative team behind leather goods brand Ghurka. It’s 90 minutes by car from Grand Junction but feels more remote—and only takes 28 guests a week. Grand Canyon Under Canvasbrings safari-style tents to the hotel-starved high desert about an hour from the South Rim. Or stay mobile and book a week with Airstream 2 Go, which rents 23- and 28-foot chrome trailers (and the SUVs to tow them) out of Las Vegas.

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Mansion Global: Here’s Where the World’s Richest Are Taking Their Private Jets, And What to Buy There

Art Basel, the Monaco Yacht Show and other fashionable events contribute to surges in private jet travel, and consequently, the purchases of second homes

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | May 2016

From an entertainer’s paradise in Dallas, Texas to a historic Swiss Chalet in the United Kingdom, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features homes from some of the world’s finest locales.


$32,347,000 USD | Dallas, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Complete with a one-of-a-kind water park, tennis court, sport court, two cabanas and wonderful spaces for outdoor entertaining, the magnificent detail throughout the home welcomes you with a dramatic entry and glamorous formals. The master suite has his and her bathrooms and closets while all bedrooms are en-suite. There are multiple game rooms and living areas including an indoor basketball court, bowling alley, padded gymnastic room, DJ area and 10 car garage.


$35,000,000 USD | Sunny Isles Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

This elegant beach house features six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half-baths; the master bathroom also has a breath taking steam room and sauna. The home’s entrance opens to a double-height great room, distinguished by a floating, cantilevered staircase overlooked by a mezzanine, ideal to serve as an expansive art gallery space. The living area transitions to a large, 360-degree wrap-around terrace highlighted by a glass-faced pool that creates the perception of being an extension of the ocean.


Price Upon Request | Monaco | C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

Tour Odéon offers a unique opportunity to live in the ultimate home. At 170 meters in height, Tour Odéon is the Principality’s tallest building. The imperious, double tower contains 70 one to five bedroom apartments, two 1,200 square meter sky duplexes and a spectacular five-story, 3,300 square meter sky penthouse. A 24/7 concierge service will ensure each resident benefits from a five-star-hotel experience.

Hong Kong

$158,000,000 HKD | Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

This spacious, magnificent penthouse has been completely renovated and reconfigured to provide an elegant and stylish contemporary lifestyle in a family home. Complete with contemporary details made-over with modern lighting, built-in storage, light wood flooring and white painted walls, this remarkable residence features an inviting living room with built-in gas fireplace and high ceilings.

United Kingdom

Price Upon Request | England, United Kingdom | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

The Chalet has 365-degree view landscaped gardens surrounding the property. The building previously sat freely on the ground but planning permission was obtained in 2014 to lift it from the flood plain to where it is now secured for centuries to come. Surrounded by acres of parkland which are protected by English Heritage, this historic five floor, four-bedroom Swiss Chalet and its surrounding land was recently restored back to its original splendor. With 185 meters of mooring for up to 25 boats and parking for around 20 cars, this waterfront estate offers amazing scope both privately and commercially.

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Significant Sales | Farm & Ranch 2015

Posted on May 31, 2016

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Like a timeless work of art, farm and ranch properties are often iconic trophy and legacy investments meant to be passed down through generations. In this special volume ofSignificant Sales, we present the most remarkable Farm & Ranch properties that changed hands through our network in 2015.

01 - JacksonHole Undisclosed

Price Undisclosed | Wyoming, USA | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

The unparalleled, 72-acre Linger Longer River Ranch is located in the pristine and private Bar B Bar Ranch of Jackson Hole on the banks of the Snake River. The centerpiece of the property is a re ned 7,600 square-foot main home reminiscent of an elegant lodge. A grand entrance leads into the great room with a massive replace and beautiful wood detail throughout. Site lines emphasize dramatic views of the Teton Range’s Cathedral Group beyond a private pond and spring creeks.

02 - Ewing 13.9m

$13,950,000 USD | California, USA | Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

Uniquely suited to California’s lifestyle, offering both large scale entertainment possibilities and quiet retreat areas, Avalon Ranch is a privately gated 90-acre equestrian estate nestled in a private valley. Complete with majestic views of the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, this commanding compound includes a bespoke main house approximately 7,500 square-feet, an expansive guest house and additional two-bedroom guest retreat above the garage. This equestrian estate features an immaculate 16 stall barn with tack room, day barn with turnout, sand arena, a one-acre horse pasture, an irrigated pasture and miles of trails. The grounds feature clay tennis courts with viewing pavilion, dark-bottom pool and spa, pool pavilion with fireplace, fruit orchard, California Oak trees, seasonal stream and direct access to riding trails in the Santa Monica Mountain Range.

03 - SantaFe Undisclosed

Price Undisclosed | New Mexico, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown Brokerage

Rare land opportunity located within minutes of the Historic Santa Plaza and the world-famous Santa Fe Opera, this 300-acre offering holds irreplaceable development entitlements, commanding unsurpassed 360° views of sunsets, mountains and mature piñon and juniper trees. 150 single family estate lots have been developed and sold and more than 40 homes have been completed that average over $1 million in value. Monte Sereno has established the standard for quality within Santa Fe’s residential environment.

04 - SanFrancisco 11m

$11,000,000 USD | California, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

Hall Ranch is a significant ranch that offers a rare opportunity to preserve a legacy property and create a unique sanctuary in the breathtaking beauty of Alexander Valley. This ranch’s offering consists of approximately 421 acres of gentle rolling hills dotted with native oaks, natural grasses and vineyard rows that rise from the valley floor to an elevation of approximately 1,100 feet. A gated entry and a newly constructed paved road encircle the entire ranch. Hall Ranch remains committed to the legacy of viticulture in Alexander Valley and has employed sustainable, organic farming practices in the development of the vineyards.

05 - Ewing

$10,500,000 USD | California, USA | Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated in the historic and pastoral community of Hidden Valley, this privately gated Thousand Oaks Equestrian Ranch property is protected by stately Oak trees and graced with dazzling open space views. Truly enchant- ing and picturesque, this prized property was most recently featured in the movie It’s Complicated and was previously celebrity owned. The home offers a main house with five-bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms, pool with pool house, separate guest house, six-stall barn, hot walker and several turnouts areas. The property is surrounded by mountains laced with riding trails and touched by Pacific Ocean breezes.

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