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6 Unique Homes You Can Own

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Among today’s burgeoning suburbs and made-to-order homes, a one-of-a-kind property catches the eye. Whether through a bespoke bamboo terrace or impeccably-preserved French Revolution-era décor, a truly unique home announces itself in the details, in unexpected flourishes and hidden charms that astonish and delight. When an original design comes along, prospective buyers stand up and take note. Never one to blend, these uncommon homes are full of the finishing touches you won’t find anyplace else, no builder catalog required.

The Upgraded Mountain Lodge, Beaver Creek, Colorado

Mick KellyLIV Sotheby’s International Realty

This modern Beaver Creek build reinterprets and transcends all the rustic, live-off-the-land grit of the traditional mountain home. Awash in American-country design, every room is warm, charming, and perfectly homey, even on the snowiest days. Of particular note: the three-level submersible pool with dramatic oceanic murals, crafted by Cirque du Soleil
engineers, and the 1,674-square-foot terrace offering sweeping mountain views.

The Incredible Equestrian Villa, Seville, Spain

Angeles GuerreroKristina Szekely Sotheby’s International Realty

Just 15 minutes from Seville stands this incomparable 3,000-square-meter cortijo, a window into the past. Across 152 hectares, the estate encompasses a bull ring with hand-carved Mexican woodwork, a beautifully-decorated hermitage for religious celebrations, and a pavilion complete with cinema, flamenco tablao, billiard area, decorated bar, sprawling swimming pool, and two dressage rings. Livestock, bullfighter costumes, and horse-drawn carriages come with the home, so you can revisit 1929 at your leisure.

The Revolution-Era Dream House, Chantilly, France

Alexandre AbitbolParis Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

Romance is alive and well on the grounds of La Faisanderie du Grand Conde. Dating back to 1774, the property was inaugurated by the Duchess of Bourbon prior to the French Revolution in 1789. Today, the 17th-century details remain amongst modern upgrades, chandeliers and statues commingling with refurbished antiques, a magnificent French garden with ponds, multiple terraces, and a swimming pool.

The Modern and Tranquil Glass House, Hokkaido, Japan

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Whether  enjoying views of lush trees from the comfort of an indoor hinoki wood tub in spring or reading a book by the fire while the snow falls in the winter, you’ll be at one with nature in this custom-built home in Hirafu Village. A gorgeous blend of glass, concrete, and steel, this is a property that marries comfort and design (and was voted one of Japan’s top 200 homes for just that reason). Floor-to-ceiling windows let in much more than light—namely, panoramic views of Niseko and Mount Yōtei in the distance.

The Ultimate Beach Villa, Queensland, Australia

Joseph Lordi and Douglas TonkinQueensland Sotheby’s International Realty

Australia’s Sunshine Coast is unlike anywhere else in the world, and there’s no better way to experience it than inviting its rays and ocean breeze right in. Bright blue Pacific waters are just beyond the infinity pool perched at the edge of this hilltop house. Across four levels, indoor-outdoor entertaining is at its peak with a sprawling terrace overlooking the township below. Elsewhere, a retro breakfast booth, master suite spa, and 12-car garage make a masterful impression, as does the short-and-sweet walk to the beach below.

The Laid Back Coastal Gem, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Sabrina MajelloItaly Sotheby’s International Realty

Steps up the coastal rock of the famous Amalfi Coast, bathed in the light from the shining blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, waits Villa Pieds dans l’eau (feet in the water). This incredible home was once a rope factory, until the Chandon family turned it into a private residence under the careful watch of Spanish architect Julio Lafuente, who merged the factory building with a stone house in the back, once owned by Coco Chanel herself. A love of outdoor living was top priority for the Chandons, and the beautiful bamboo-roofed terrace remains the crown jewel of a beautiful home composed of natural rock walls, bright white and sea blue decor, and a spiral stone staircase leading to eight bedrooms, each with their own sea view.

These six unique homes blend history, design, and setting in unforeseen ways, making them some of the most sought-after properties in the world.

Find your own unique abode from among the best the world has to offer, and get the inside track on the latest show-stopping homes on the market today.

Best of 2017 | Top 5 Destinations

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You clicked and we counted – this week we’ll take a look back at your favorite blogsvideos, destinations, and homes from sothebysrealty.com in 2017.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a global presence; with offices in 69 countries, we showcase homes in the world’s most sought after locales. Here are the top five destination cities visited on sothebysrealty.com in 2017.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

A historic masterpiece of its time, the Crown Penthouse at 212 Fifth Avenue is in a class of its own and a trophy residence on Madison Square Park. Designed by Pembrooke and Ives and spanning three floors, with over 10,000 square-feet of living space, this residence is the epitome of New York City living.

Contact Brad IngallsMara Flash BlumKevin B. Brown, and Nikki Field for more information

LONDON, ENGLAND

This magnificent, contemporary house with private courtyard and staff accommodation in the heart of Chelsea features a state-of-the-art home theater, masterfully executed glass design, and enjoys close proximity to local shopping and restaurants.

Contact Shereen Malik for more information

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

“The Point” is the ultimate in traditional detail combined with modern finishes. Years in the making, this incredible estate in Los Angeles offers nine bedrooms and 14 baths. Public rooms include formal living room, wood-paneled library, family room overlooking pool, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room , screening room for 10 guests, billiards room, three bars, gym and wellness area.

Contact Barbara Boyle for more information

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

This bespoke villa boasts a spot in a truly special location with the best beachfront frontage available for a private residence in Dubai. The villa provides full ocean and skyline views back to the Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Marina. Its wide and private decks allow for complete privacy with lush garden surroundings.

Contact Leigh Williamson for more information

PARIS, FRANCE

This residence comprises two apartments with over 16-foot ceilings in the heart of Paris. Over 1,000 and 2,000 square-feet of living space in each, respectively, these apartments can be connected. Also featured are six maid’s rooms and two garages.

Contact Virginie de Saint Leger for more information

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New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | July 2017

Posted on August 7, 2017

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From a historic nineteenth century castle in Cannes, France, to a modern villa on Frond M of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features some of the world’s finest locales.

France

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

Ideally located on the prestigious Avenue du Roi Albert, east of ‘la Californie’ in Cannes, this unique nineteenth century castle was completely renovated and expanded, and faces the Lérins Islands, offering a magnificent view of the sea. Witness of a golden era, the house, by architect Rimbaud was completed in 1872, when Aristide Boucicaut, founder of “Bon Marche,” built two additional wings and various annexes such as a chapel and the winter garden.

NewYork

$27,900,000 USD | Southampton, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

Nestled on more than six-acres with over 400 feet of frontage on Taylor Creek, this waterfront home offers access to Shinnecock Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from its private dock. Discreetly located on a highly prized and quiet lane, 11 bedrooms and ten baths are offered in the main house and attached cottages. Among the property’s features are a pool house and 50-foot heated pool, room for tennis, paddle board, kayak, sail or motor.

Bahamas

$25,000,000 USD | Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Deep Water Cay, a world-renowned bone fishing resort is located on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas – just 130 miles from the east coast of Florida. The property sits on a unique 91-acre island with its own private, paved 4,200-foot airstrip, three beaches (totaling more than two miles), and is surrounded by beautiful ocean, islands and mangroves, with some of the best fishing and diving in the world.

Montana

$27,500,000 USD | Hamilton, Montana | Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

In the Southwest corner of Montana, in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, rests the exclusive Stock Farm Club. Within this private community, nestled on a stunning 17-acre plot, you will find the ultimate western farmhouse – the breathtaking 25,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom home features a four-stall horse barn, pond and artisan creek, grotto-style pool, and underground shooting range.

Dubai

85,000,000 د.إ AED | Palm Jumeirah, Dubai | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

This modern villa on Frond M of The Palm Jumeirah encompasses over 13,000 square-feet of living space, offering one of the largest available villas on the Palm. Significantly higher than the standard Nakheel offerings, this home is very prestigious; the location has its own private access gate, so in essence, the villa enjoys two points of security to keep your home safe, secure, and private.

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Significant Sales | Volume II – Issue I

Posted on May 30, 2017

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From a nearly $50 million British Colonial oceanfront estate in Florida, to an architectural masterpiece in Vail, Colorado, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Australia, Portugal, France and Dubai.

$49,000,000 USD | Florida, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

This newly-built British Colonial oceanfront estate is situated on over three-and-one-half acres with 142 feet of ocean frontage. The elegant residence, designed by Smith and Moore Architects, o ers 28,500 square-feet of luxurious living space and spectacular ocean views. Combined, the main house, guest house and cabana have eight bedrooms, 12 full-baths and three half-baths. Other features include a wine cellar, movie theater, gym, sauna, steam room, elevator, full house generator, walk-in refrigerator and freezer, four replaces, six-car garage and much more.

02 - Jackson Hole

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

In a setting that boasts Jackson Hole’s most exquisite features, this incomparable 265-acre property encompasses both Fish Creek and Snake River frontages. Scenic ponds dot the property and red-tailed hawks are often seen on its custom wood perches, or soaring in the skies above. Moose nibble the willow buds along the creek while elk laze in the wide-open meadows. The property features eight parcels with develop- ment potential, and a riparian parcel. The main residence enjoys beautiful Fish Creek frontage and features a separate studio beneath a porte-cochere. Additional improvements include a guest house, a multi-use barn and a large equipment barn. The balance of the property features large swaths of pristine raw land.

$30,000,000 USD | California, USA | Healdsburg Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma County’s renowned wine country approximately 70 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lytton Springs is an exceptional over 560-acre parcel with premier locality and historic signi cance. Last sold in 1904, this expansive property features a private 27-acre lake, 90,000 square-feet of existing buildings, and three natural springs which include Soda Spring, Mineral Spring, and Sweet Water Spring.

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Noteworthy Sales from Around the World

Melbourne

AUD $5,600,000 | Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

Brivana – Designed and constructed to the highest standards by Gabor Hubay Esq, all rooms of this truly exceptional three-bedroom penthouse open seamlessly to a beautiful terrace with panoramic city views. The residence comprises a grand entrance hall that leads to formal sitting room and dining room, fitted study, magnificent kitchen, and family room. The penthouse also features a luxurious master suite with dressing room and bathroom, two additional bedrooms and bathrooms, powder room, laundry, triple parking plus store room with secure lift access. Situated only moments from the heart of Toorak Village.

Bordeaux

€3,625,000 | France | Bordeaux Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated next to Bordeaux’s beautiful Public Garden, one of the most sought after areas in the city today, this hidden gem sits behind a classical 18th century façade. This rare 600-square-meter, one-family luxury townhouse, light filled and spacious, comprises 12 rooms, including seven bedrooms or full suites, three bathrooms, a den, a gourmet dine-in kitchen, a playroom, and workshop. It also features a heated swimming pool, a pool house, a caretaker’s house, a sizable garage, a suspended garden, and several terraces. The renovation was done tastefully in a dramatically contemporary style.

Discover more in Significant Sales | Volume II – Issue I

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CNN | 9 Ski Resorts You Can Fly Into

(CNN)The freedom found skiing on a mountain is often earned after lengthy journeys, airport hassles and time-consuming traffic.

But what if flying to the slopes was simple?
Certain ski resorts do offer this — and not just the ones involving a helicopter lift from the nearest international airport.
“The benefit of private jet travel for ski trips is as much about time saving and convenience, as it is about luxury,” says PrivateFly chief executive Adam Twidell.
Here are nine of the best ski resorts that can by flown directly to, with airfields less than 10 miles from the ski lifts.

Courchevel, France

Courchevel: A matter of yards from runway to slopes.

Courchevel is the queen of the crop when it comes to flying straight to the slopes. Europe’s highest tarmacked runway at 6,583 feet is just yards from the piste.
Skiing is only a matter of minutes away from landing. The steeply sloping runway — only 1,762 feet long — means pilots must power up on landing, a counter intuitive move.
“Get it wrong and the runway has to close while they get a tractor to come down and tow you up,” says Richard Lumb, director of Kaluma Travel. But make it intact, and the 372 miles and 166 lifts of the vast Les Trois Vallees ski area — shared with Meribel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires — are all conveniently close. So, too, are Courchevel’s seven Michelin-starred restaurants, galaxy of five-star hotels, such as the Cheval Blanc and Les Airelles, and constellation of ultra-luxury chalets.
Did you know? Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge chose Courchevel as the venue for a four-day ski break in March 2016.

Meribel, France

Meribel sits at the heart of the Three Valleys, a welcoming wooded buffer between the chic Courchevel and high-altitude Val Thorens. Its mini airstrip, nestling among the firs, is just 1,332 feet long and can only cater for light aircraft. The Meribel valley has 100 miles of ski runs, stretching from up to the mighty Mont du Vallon at 9,685 feet, with a mix of easy, intermediate and daringly difficult slopes such as the Saulire couloirs, some of which access Courchevel. Meribel was founded in the 1930s by Briton Colonel Peter Lindsay, who decreed all the building must be sympathetic to the environment, hence the predominance of timber and chalets. The sole five-star hotel is Le Kaila, with its Michelin-starred restaurant, while Hotel Le Grand Coeur and Spa is a long-time favorite for deep-pocketed visitors.
Did you know? Meribel hosted the ice hockey and the women’s downhill at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics.

Gstaad, Switzerland

Sound of Music actress Julie Andrews reportedly once said “Gstaad is the last paradise in a crazy world.” Arrive quickly by plotting a course to Saanen private airfield — a VIP gateway just three miles from glamorous Gstaad, which clings to its earthy farming traditions while attracting the beautiful people with generous sprinkles of snow. This Swiss Shangri-La on the northern ramparts of the Bernese Oberland boasts 136 miles of runs split between five main ski areas. Glacier skiing up to 1.86 miles is available a short drive around the valley above Les Diablerets.
There are five five-star hotels including the castle-like Gstaad Palace (the Penthouse suite starts at $10,000 a night), the Park Gstaad and the new Alpina Gstaad.
Did you know? Gstaad regulars over the years are said to have included Louis Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Roger Moore, John Travolta and Roger Federer.

Zell am See, Austria

There's just two miles between landing strip and Austria's beautiful Zell am See.

There’s just two miles between landing strip and Austria’s beautiful Zell am See.
Two miles is barely enough time to apply sunscreen, but that’s how far Zell am See‘s airport is from the resort. The nearest lift, the Areitbahn, is just across the road.
Medieval Zell am See occupies a picturesque spot on the western shore of Lake Zell at the base of a horseshoe-shaped mountain, the Schmittenhöhe, with 48 miles of runs.
The new zellamseeXpress gondola has opened up an old run into Glemmtal with plans to extend further towards Saalbach-Hinterglemm. The total skiable domain is about 86 miles, including the trails on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier at 10,500 feet, which towers above Kaprun, and the family-friendly Maiskogel area. The historic Grand Hotel Zell am See sits on a lakeside peninsula, while the nearby Salzburgerhof has a five-star superior rating.
Did you know? The Steinerwirt is rated as Zell am See’s top restaurant on TripAdvisor, while the Crazy Daisy is a popular apres-ski spot.

St. Moritz, Switzerland

The term “jet set” could have been coined for the glitterati of St. Moritz. Private jets land at Samedan airfield in the Engadin valley, only four miles from the historic birthplace of winter tourism and the favorite alpine hangout for international moneybags, aristocrats and superstars. The 218 miles of ski runs and 58 lifts in the Engadin valley are centered around St. Moritz’s Corviglia area, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948. The resort also provided the setting for the skiing scenes in James Bond flick “The Spy Who Loved Me”. Gourmets are well catered for with a selection of fine-dining including La Marmite, the highest Michelin-starred restaurant in the Alps at 8,156 feet. Celebrated five-star hotels include the 120-year-old Badrutt’s Palace (Engadin suite from $5,328 per night), the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains and the Kulm Hotel. A two-night return from London’s Luton Airport to Samedan with a four-seater Citation Mustang is about $9,000 with PrivateFly. Otherwise it’s an almost three-hour trek from Zurich airport.
Did you know? St. Moritz is home to the infamous Cresta Run toboggan course, first built in 1884, and the nearby Olympia bob run, the world’s first and only naturally refrigerated bobsleigh track. The town also hosts an annual polo match and the “White Turf” horse race on the frozen lake.

Veysonnaz/Nendaz, Switzerland

Whisper it, but there’s a back door to Switzerland’s famed 4 Vallees ski area — jewel in the crown Verbier — and visitors can fly right up to the doorstep.
Sion airfield in the Rhone Valley is a Swiss Air Force fighter jet base (though they’re moving out next year), but it also welcomes limited commercial flights and private jets if the pilot’s qualified for the tricky approach through towering 13,000 foot peaks. Veysonnaz and Nendaz are traditional hamlets, eight and nine miles from the airport respectively, which connect into the circuit, Switzerland’s largest ski area with 248 miles of runs and 93 lifts. The high point is Mont Fort at 10,826 feet, with Mont Blanc and Matterhorn panoramas. The luxury Hidden Dragon chalet in Veysonnaz was built using Shinto and feng shui rituals to site the plot.
Did you know? Verbier’s La Vache mountain restaurant is co-owned by singer James Blunt, former England rugby union captain Lawrence Dallaglio and former Superbike world champion Carl Fogarty.

Aspen, USA

Pitkin County Airport, connected with dozen of US cities, is a convenient entry to Aspen town.

Pitkin County Airport, connected with dozen of US cities, is a convenient entry to Aspen town.
Everyone’s heard of Aspen, the Colorado silver-boom mining town done good — so good, in fact, it’s an A-list favorite with some of the most expensive real estate in the United States.
And its Pitkin County Airport is just a few short miles from the slopes. The airfield, which connects with dozens of US cities, is just three miles from the town of Aspen, surrounded by the ski area of Aspen Mountain (known locally as Ajax), Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Another ski area, Snowmass Village, is just six miles from the tarmac. Aspen, which features in several songs by late resident John Denver, claims a total of 319 miles of tree-lined Rocky Mountains trails. Common celebrity crash pads include the five-star Little Nell, Hotel Jerome and the St Regis.
Did you know? Aspen’s Buttermilk hosts the Winter X Games, while the 2017 FIS alpine skiing World Cup finals will be held there in March.

Revelstoke, Canada

A check for $9,890 will buy a round-trip ticket on a private charter from Vancouver to Revelstoke deep in the heart of powder country. The airport — which also hosts two scheduled flights a week (via Revelstoke Air) is just two miles south of town. Be rewarded with a vertical drop of 5,620 feet — the most in North America — and 64 runs among glades and high-alpine bowls on Mount Mackenzie. Revelstoke is also known for its heli-skiing. From the uber-luxury Bighorn lodge, step onto a chopper parked out front and be whisked from doorstep to deep powder in minutes.
Bighorn costs $79,160 for the lodge in a high-season week, excluding heli-skiing. The helicopter will clock up $1,223 per person, per day.
Did you know? Don’t forget to pack a snorkel — Revelstoke is blessed with 40-60 feet of snow annually.

Telluride, Colorado

This former mining town from the mid-1800s was the setting for Butch Cassidy’s first bank heist in 1889, but now Telluride rates as one of North America’s hottest ski locations. Telluride Regional Airport sits on a lofty plateau six miles west of town and is open to scheduled services via Great Lakes Airlines or private charters. This makes it possible to fly in and be cruising in the San Juan mountains within the hour. Telluride’s compact center, only eight blocks wide and 12 long, retains a boutique Wild West look with clapboard storefronts and Victorian-era homes. Famous residents have included Tom Cruise, Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey. The ski area — 2,000 acres and 127 runs among aspen and spruce glades — is dominated by Palmyra Peak at 13,320 feet.
The Revelation lift whisks skiers up to a high point of 12,515 feet above Revelation bowl.
Did you know? The ski area at Telluride — thought to be a contraction of the phrase “To hell you ride” — was founded in 1970 with snowcat skiing for $12.50 a day including a sack lunch. The first lifts followed in 1972.
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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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The World’s Most Expensive House Is Now For Sale

You can have France’s Villa Les Cedres mansion for a cool US$1.1 billion.

An Olympic-sized pool, a rich history and a stunning, private, 35-acre botanical garden.

The Villa Les Cedres and all its trimmings could be yours for around US$1.1 billion, according to CNBC. As a point of comparison, the reported price tag of the Villa, built in 1870, is just below the value of the media unicorn DraftKings.

The mansion, situated in the billionaire-laden French peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat near Nice, is currently owned by drinks maker Campari.

It boasts 10 bedrooms, 30 stables, as well as a chapel. Its gardens have been deemed a national heritage site by France’s government, and it was once a holiday home for the King of Belgium, Leopold II. It has also housed stars including Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor, according to CNBC. In the 1920s, the Marnier-Lapostolle family—which created Grand Marnier—snapped up the property.

Read the full story on Fortune here.

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RESIDE Magazine | Panorama Drama – Featuring Telluride’s “Paradiso”

From the pages of 2016’s second volume of RESIDE, discover homes with advantageous and captivating views in “Panorama Drama.”

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 “Does it have a view?”

It’s what buyers scouting properties in mountain resort communities want to know.

“That’s probably the most-asked question,” says Nels Cary of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty in Colorado.

The views that extend beyond property lines are as important to luxury buyers as the amenities within the homes.

Telluride

$39,100,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

High altitude Telluride is set in the southwest corner of the state and surrounded by a cluster of “14ers” or 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains. “The significance of the view cannot be understated,” says Cary. “It’s everywhere and from everywhere.”

Mountain views have been called inspirational, mystical and sometimes sacred. And they affect homeowners in profound ways. “It’s one of those situations where people come here and they’re absolutely mesmerized by the natural beauty of the area,” says Cary. “They put themselves in the picture, seeing themselves with a cup of coffee in the morning enjoying the magnificent views or in the late afternoon taking in the sunset. It’s a big deal.”

France

Price Upon Request | Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s hard to quantify the value of a great view, but it can certainly add a double or even triple-digit percentage premium onto the price of a home. In the Idaho panhandle city of Sandpoint, for instance, a five-acre property in a standard subdivision ranges from $100,000 to $150,000. The equivalent home with dramatic views of Lake Pend Oreille, the state’s largest lake, and vistas that span Idaho’s Schweitzer ski mountain as well as snow-capped ridges in Montana, Washington and Canada, recently sold for $1.1 million, according to Jeff Bond of Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene. “I happen to live on one of those views. I go home at night and sit on my front deck. It’s a lot better than watching TV,” he says.

Idaho

$1,550,000 USD | Sandpoint, Idaho | Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty

The most desirable homes are sited to take advantage of views from multiple rooms. If those views are unobstructed and look out onto protected lands that can never be developed, so much the better. Such is the case with many properties in Big Sky, Montana. It is a region focused on the conservation of native habitat, and its views of Lone Peak, Spanish Peaks and the surrounding wilderness area are iconic.

Nicaragua

$759,000 USD | Rivas, Nicaragua | Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty

When it comes to panoramas, Big Sky claims an added bonus. It is located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in a corridor of migrating elk, moose, deer and bear. “To be in an area where you have that wildlife all around is very desirable,” says Cathy Gorman of Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty.

Montana

$3,395,000 USD | Big Sky, Montana | Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty

And transporting.

“There’s the peace and the tranquility,” says Gorman. “To be able to see a herd of elk on the next ridge or a weather condition going by takes you away. In a world of hustle, bustle and tension, the views are a real de-stresser.”

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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.

NEW YORK


Corcoran

PRICE: $68.95 million
BEDROOMS: 4
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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MIAMI


Durston Saylor

PRICE: $53 million
BEDROOMS: 4
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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PARIS


Knight Frank

PRICE: €3.49 million (about $3.98 million)
BEDROOMS: 3
BATHROOMS: 3

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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LONDON


United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

PRICE: £8.95 million (about $12.72 million)
BEDROOMS: 4
BATHROOMS: 4

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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DUBAI


Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

PRICE: Upon request
BEDROOMS: 4
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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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | April 2016

From a bespoke escape in Switzerland to leafy-green garden views in Hong Kong, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Switzerland

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

“Chesa Alta” is a prestigious address benefiting from nearly 600 square-meters of living space on three floors. The interior architecture and decoration are fully personalized and the home offers a private entrance and lift, large living room with high ceilings, dining-room with ceiling painted by a talented local artist, spacious kitchen and four en-suite bedrooms with bathrooms along with many other amenities.

California

$29,000,000 USD | Malibu, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Westlake Village Brokerage

Newly constructed, this unique Tuscan Villa overlooks Malibu’s world famous Zuma Beach with unobstructed whitewater, sand, coastline and incredible sunset views. Situated on approximately four acres and 440 feet of Zuma bluff frontage overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this gated compound features about 11,0000 square-feet with the finest materials and no expense spared.

Hong Kong

$208,000,000 HKD | Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

Embrace the serene natural environment and lush green views in this elegant residence. This majestic garden house in the leafy Shouson Hill is finished with strict attention to detail. Both the living and dining areas are part of a large open floor plan, accentuated with big chandeliers and green garden vistas through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

France

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

This waterfront contemporary style villa with a breathtaking panoramic sea view is located in a private domain near Monaco. This magnificent property of 500 square-meters is composed of a large living room with fireplace opening onto a terrace, a beautiful dining room offering the opportunity to dine either indoors or outdoors and five bedrooms with bathrooms. An entire floor of the villa is dedicated to leisure and well-being; a large billiard room with its own dining room for eight people, a gym, a room with a Jacuzzi and bar all invites you to enjoy moments of relaxation.

Colorado

Price Upon Request | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Located just four miles from downtown Aspen, the property is surrounded by an elk migration area where elk are grazing within a few hundred feet of the estate. The covered outdoor summer kitchen has a wood-burning fireplace and over 3,000 square feet of patio for summer entertainment and there are two ponds with water features as well as a 60-foot negative edge pool with a 12-foot waterfall. In the winter, a cross country ski trail provides ski-in/ski-out access to the Two Creeks and Buttermilk ski area lifts.

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