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Significant Sales | Volume II – Issue VIII

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From a timeless Port Royal estate in Florida to a striking contemporary home in Belgiumthis edition of Significant Sales also showcases homes from the United States and the Cayman Islands.

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10 Most Popular Properties of 2016

Posted on January 26, 2017

Millions of people visited homes all around the world on sothebysrealty.com in 2016. Back by popular demand, we present the 10 most viewed properties from last year.

Number 10 – New York

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$75,000,000 USD | Wainscott, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Built in 2000 and published in Architectural Digest, the house was designed by architect Francis Fleetwood with interior architecture by Brian O’Keefe and interior design by Marjorie Shushan. Built with steel frame construction, the house features a double-height entry hall, 200-year-old antique flooring and wide water views from almost every room. The property features five principal bedroom suites plus three additional bedrooms in a self-contained guest wing.

Number 9 – Switzerland

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

The unique property is remarkable for its absolute tranquility, unobstructed view of the Alps and the peak of Mont Blanc, and an exceptional impression of spaciousness. The eight-hectare plot 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, a playground area in the woods with chalet, a vegetable patch and access to large wooded areas.

Number 8 – Florida

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$95,000,000 USD | Key Largo, Florida | Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty

Pumpkin Key is an extraordinary private island totaling 26 acres in the tropics of Card Sound Bay located in the Florida Keys. Just 10 minutes by helicopter to Miami’s famous South Beach, the island currently features one main home with three bedrooms, two caretaker’s cottages, and a dock master’s apartment.

Number 7 – California

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$125,000,000 USD | Montecito, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

The magnificent Rancho San Carlos is an approximately 237-acre estate property that, for nearly 100 years, has been under the ownership of one family. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property of unprecedented grand scale, exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance. The sprawling hilltop Monterey Colonial manor was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931.

Number 6 – New Jersey

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$48,880,000 USD | Alpine, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

This gated estate is approximately 30,000 square-feet built of solid granite and steel infrastructure, with 12 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, indoor basketball court, movie theatre, 4000 bottle wine cellar, fitness center, three exquisite bars for entertaining, elevator, extraordinary details and ultimate privacy.

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Number 5 – New York

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$50,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

This home is a five-story red brick and limestone mansion that stands as a superb example of Neo Georgian revival architecture in America. Prominently positioned on the very lovely and quiet, tree-lined block of 69th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, the residence has the good fortune of being situated amidst a number of architecturally noteworthy neighboring houses. Erected in 1881 by Charles Buek & Co. and then purchased in 1900 by Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, the house was redesigned in 1929 for Edwin C. Jameson, a prominent insurance executive, and then finally acquired by the English-Speaking Union in 1956.

Number 4 – Cayman Islands

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$39,950,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Without doubt Castillo Caribe is one of the finest beachfront estate homes in the world offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean. Although 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.

Number 3 – France

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Price Upon Request | Cannes, France | Côte d’Azur  Sotheby’s International Realty

Belonging to a collection of exclusive and legendary properties on the French Riviera, the ‘Castle of la Croix des Gardes’ is at once the largest estate in the area, and unequivocally the most outstanding.’La Croix des Gardes’ is positioned just a few minutes from the port of Cannes and the ‘Palais des Festivals’, and proudly stands overlooking the historic region that resonates with the glorious 19th century heritage of the French Riviera.

Number 2 – Turks & Caicos

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$25,000,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks & Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Turtle Tail Estate is a dynamic, spectacular compound to completely fall in love with and is without peer on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. The newly completed estate combines the personalization of a custom home with the amenities of an ultra-luxury resort, elevated on a magnificent private over four-acre peninsula all its own.

Number 1 – New York

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$70,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

This spectacular 14-room duplex apartment is situated high atop the prestigious Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue. Featuring a meticulous triple mint renovation and boasting extraordinary 360 degree views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, this elegant trophy residence is absolute perfection.

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Innovative Architecture | Ultra-Modern Homes

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“Paradiso”, Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty Offered at $39,100,000

Posted on May 23, 2016

Modern architecture comprises many different styles and designs, with no one set of defining standards.  Visually and aesthetically pleasing, modern architecture places an emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines and 90-degree angles.  From the Cayman Islands to the Republic of Malta, explore ultra-modern homes of the world.

Ultra modern 1 - Cayman Islands

$6,500,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

This ultra-contemporary beach house was designed by award-winning architects Nicolas Tye and local firm John Doak Architecture.  With clean, modern lines and bold architectural angles, the home won the Governor’s Award 2015 for Design and Construction Excellence in the Cayman Islands.  Ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining, the 8,000-square-foot property features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors, glassed-in balconies off the bedrooms and three rooftop terraces with dramatic overhangs maximizing shade.  Outside there is an L-shaped lap pool, garden and hammock adorned private beach.

Ultra modern 2 - Oregon

$2,350,000 USD | Sisters, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

A custom-built estate, this captivating modern home was designed by renowned architect James Cutler.  Known as “Famous Tree,” the property is situated on 41 acres and perched upon the edge of a 1,400-foot cliff.  Famous Tree is a 2,300-square-foot home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 180-degree views of the Whychus Canyon, Broken Top mountain, Three Sisters mountain and Smith Rock State Park.

Ultra modern 5 - Connecticut

$19,500,000 USD | Ridgefield, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

With indoor pools running through the residence and an additional outdoor pool at the rear of the property, this ultra-modern estate was designed by world-famous architect Rafael Viñoly.  Situated on 16 acres of land, the home comprises three bedrooms, three full-bathrooms and four half-bathrooms.  The master bedroom is located within the residence’s private tower and there is additionally a penthouse office, rooftop observation deck, lower level guest quarters and 360-degrees of the surrounding gardens.

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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

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$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

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Price 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

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$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

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$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 majesticmountain 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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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$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 Statesand 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 NorthTexas 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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Sotheby’s International Realty’s New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | January 2015

From a stunning beachfront home in the Cayman Islands to an exclusive penthouse apartment in Tel Aviv, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.

Cayman Islands

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

Cayman Islands— Castillo Caribe is a stunning beachfront home offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean. This eight bedroom home sits on the water with amenities including an outdoor pool, grotto, spa facilities, home gym, media room and wine cellar.

New York City

$35,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York—This superb residence presents a rare opportunity to have a private Fifth Avenue address (888 Fifth Avenue) and dedicated entry along with an entrance from the lobby of one of New York’s finest Rosario Candela cooperatives (2 East 70th Street). This unique duplex home offers townhouse living, impeccable service and extraordinary views of Central Park and the Frick Gardens from all rooms. Meticulously restored by renowned architect Peter Pennoyer, the highest quality workmanship and custom detail make this home a true masterpiece.

Las Vegas

$28,000,000 USD | Las Vegas, Nevada | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty

Nevada— The Rameses Estate at The Enclave sits on the most prestigious street in Las Vegas. This exquisite neoclassical home took more than five years to remodel and to rebuild. The ceilings, walls, doors, fixtures, chandeliers, fabrics, windows, fireplaces, lighting and electronics were hand-selected and crafted to complement the design. Built to the most exacting standards and exemplifying graceful and symmetrical design, this singular estate comprises a main residence of over 13,000-square-foot with six bedroom suites and nine bathrooms, as well as a private office, screening room, billiard room, art room and four car garage.

Israel

Price Upon Request | Tel Aviv, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Israel—Soaring 492 feet above the White City, Tel Aviv, the Rothschild Summit Penthouse is a 6,520 square foot exclusive duplex apartment located on the 41st and 42nd floors in one of the most luxurious and unpretentious luxury towers in Israel, created by the legendary Prizker-winning architect, Richard Meier. This exquisite three bedroom penthouse provides its residents with breathtaking urban and sea views and represents Richard Meier’s timeless classical designs. The buildings amenities include a private elevator, 24/7 concierge services, spa facilities, a gym, lavish lounge, and a semi Olympic swimming pool.

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