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Conde Nast Reader’s Poll | The Best Small Cities in the US – Telluride Ranks, Again, in Top Ten

Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Poll | The Best Small Cities in the U.S.

by Katherine LaGrave
October 17, 2016
by CNT Editors

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast more than 100,000 votes for their favorite cities in the U.S. in the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards survey—in fact, we got so much feedback, we had to divide our list in two. This roundup features the country’s smaller cities, with populations under 150,000.

Telluride, CO

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Telluride, Colorado

Pristine alpine skiing meets luxury in Telluride, a picturesque former mining town. Grab a Local’s Lager at the Telluride Brewing Company, or learn more about the town’s history at the Telluride Historical Museum, located in a converted hospital built in 1896. Return in summer for the world-renowned Bluegrass Festival, where you can listen to live performances against the backdrop of the San Juan mountains.

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Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue V

Posted on September 15, 2016

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From a sophisticated celebrity home in Atlanta, Georgia to a modern waterfront home in California, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Brazil, Mallorca, Australia and Canada.

$17,500,000 USD | Georgia, USA | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Perhaps the most compelling private residence to ever be offered in the history of Atlanta, this mansion is situated on over 17 private and pristine park-like acres with substantial Chattahoochee River frontage. It offers an unrivaled amenity package, 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, caretaker’s suite and presidential-level security system managing two gated and secured residential entrances.

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$17,375,000 USD | Hawaii, USA | List Sotheby’s International Realty

Take in breathtaking views of Oahu’s famed Kailua coastline from every vantage point of this artfully designed home inside and out. This grand estate is nestled in a private gated setting, on over one acre and approximately 200 linear feet of white, sandy beach. This meticulously appointed home has five bedrooms and six-and-one-half baths, features a pool side cabana, fire pit, tiki torches, fountains, built-in BBQ and a state-of- the-art security and lighting system. A spa and a private outdoor granite bathtub provide the ultimate tranquil retreat. Natural elements include the use of gleaming hardwood throughout and lush tropical landscaping. Imagine hosting large scale events on the expansive grounds under the stars.

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$16,000,000 USD | California, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Down a tree-lined drive behind gates, this newly remodeled contemporary home of approximately 7,394-square-feet, built by Giffin and Crane, is situated on approximately three panoramic Montecito Valley and ocean view acres. Take advantage of Santa Barbara’s unique climate with stunning indoor/outdoor areas, including expansive living spaces, soaring ceilings, and large floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to modern loggias, and a luxurious outside lounge with pool retreat.

Noteworthy Sales from Around the World

canada

$20,000,000 CAD | Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

This 36,000-square-foot post and beam waterfront estate designed and built by Lepik Construction is quite simply a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Offering nearly 13,000-square-feet of living space over three levels, the home features five bedrooms, seven baths, over 4,600-square-feet of terraced slate decks, outdoor pool/hot tub, indoor swim spa/hot tub, indoor elevator system, geo thermal heating, 8,000-gallon front entry koi pond, five-car heated garage and an incredible 50-foot attached private yacht garage. A chef’s kitchen and cabinetry by Redl Kitchens, Brazilian cherry floors, and floor to ceiling glass are also featured.

mallorca

€ 8,700,000 | Mallorca | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

“Ocean 34”, an architectural masterpiece in the luxurious marina Port Adriano, is the only contemporary home with open panoramic sea views in the area. This seafront property blends indoor and outdoor spaces with streamlined architecture and striking design elements. The interior living areas are completely open to the outdoor area, which features an infinity-edge pool and a large terrace, creating a natural flow between the two spaces.

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AD: Tyler Perry’s Atlanta Home Just Broke Real-Estate Records

Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry just added another bullet point to his résumé: real-estate record holder. Perry’s French Provincial–style manor in Atlanta just sold for $17.5 million, breaking the city’s record for most expensive residential sale, reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle, which notes that the previous highest sale was a Buckhead estate that sold for $10.5 million in 2009. Perry’s home was built in 2008 with careful attention to detail. Set on 17 parklike acres along the Chattahoochee River, the property is only 3.5 miles from the city’s historic Buckhead Village and 15 miles from the Dekalb Peachtree Airport. If this house is any indication, wherever Perry moves next is sure to be exquisite.

Stats
7 Bedrooms 
9 Baths 
5 Half Baths 
34,690 sq. ft. 
$17.5 million

Contact: Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, 404-835-9597; sothebysrealty.com
Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry just added another bullet point to his résumé: real-estate record holder. Perry’s French Provincial–style manor in Atlanta just sold for $17.5 million, breaking the city’s record for most expensive residential sale, reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle, which notes that the previous highest sale was a Buckhead estate that sold for $10.5 million in 2009. Perry’s home was built in 2008 with careful attention to detail. Set on 17 parklike acres along the Chattahoochee River, the property is only 3.5 miles from the city’s historic Buckhead Village and 15 miles from the Dekalb Peachtree Airport. If this house is any indication, wherever Perry moves next is sure to be exquisite.Stats 7 Bedrooms 9 Baths 5 Half Baths 34,690 sq. ft. $17.5 million

Contact: Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, 404-835-9597

The approach to the home features an elegant motor court punctuated by a fountain.
The approach to the home features an elegant motor court punctuated by a fountain.
Inside, a glamorous entryway paved with marble leads to a receiving area decorated with Corinthian columns.
Inside, a glamorous entryway paved with marble leads to a receiving area decorated with Corinthian columns.
The great room boasts double-height ceilings and a grand fireplace.
The great room boasts double-height ceilings and a grand fireplace.
The formal dining room.
The formal dining room.
Highlights of the kitchen include coffered ceilings, ornate millwork, and a balcony.
Highlights of the kitchen include coffered ceilings, ornate millwork, and a balcony.
There’s also a library with a spiral staircase that leads to both the wine cellar and a parlor with leather walls and a fireplace.
There’s also a library with a spiral staircase that leads to both the wine cellar and a parlor with leather walls and a fireplace.
Set in a private wing, the spacious master suite is lined with windows overlooking the lush property.
Set in a private wing, the spacious master suite is lined with windows overlooking the lush property.
Among other amenities, the home offers a private theater (shown) with dramatic vaulted ceilings, a large fitness center, and an underground ballroom with Brazilian cherry flooring and a commercial-grade kitchen.
Among other amenities, the home offers a private theater (shown) with dramatic vaulted ceilings, a large fitness center, and an underground ballroom with Brazilian cherry flooring and a commercial-grade kitchen.
The pristine grounds feature formal and informal gardens, an oversize infinity pool, a tennis court, and a guest cottage.
The pristine grounds feature formal and informal gardens, an oversize infinity pool, a tennis court, and a guest cottage.

Luxury Lifestyles | Farm & Ranch Living Featuring Telluride’s Legendary “BBR”

Is there a more significant and powerful acquisition than purchasing a massive segment of earth? Whether it’s a trophy ranch of 250 acres or a mega-ranch consisting of tens or hundreds of thousands of acres, vast properties are where more and more elite-level buyers are investing their resources. Look how the list of America’s largest landowners bears a striking resemblance to the Forbes list of the country’s wealthiest individuals.

Ranch, forest, farm or wilderness, there are numerous reasons why those who can afford it are attracted to colossal parcels: to provide privacy and an opportunity to explore a range of uses and recreational interests; to create a memorable “base camp” for extended family; to create a legacy asset to pass to future generations; to capitalize on its resources; or for the purposes of conservation and responsible stewardship. They can also be highly beneficial additions to portfolios.

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 $45,000,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

“High-net-worth buyers see them as opportunities to diversify into hard assets,” says Bill Fandel, Vice President and Managing Broker at Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty. “There’s stability in them as an investment. It’s a tangible asset that can be used and enjoyed.”

It takes more than great wealth, however, to successfully purchase and maximize a monumental property. Here are a few factors to consider when shopping immense acreage:

Choose the right location

No amount of land is worth owning if it can’t be accessed or easily enjoyed. For most buyers proximity to a destination market or natural attraction, such as the ocean or a ski resort town, is going to enhance the value of the land and the lifestyle. Distance to airports or private airstrips, not to mention provisions and hospitals, should also be taken into consideration.

Savvy buyers often look for properties adjacent to public lands, a scenario that can radically enlarge the holding—500 acres abutting a national forest can effectively increase the size of the purchase tens of thousands of acres. And while it may seem elementary, views, climate, security, privacy and character of the land must be ideal to provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

Greece

Price Upon Request | Spetses, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

Determine what the land will be used for

The purpose of the land will also dictate the place. Is this a private retreat for hunting, fishing or hiking? Will it be and equestrian property, or used for philanthropic or conservation purposes? Is the land intended to be profitable through harvesting natural resources or, increasingly, grazing livestock? An explicit intent of how and why the land will be utilized will ensure that buyers are searching in the correct environment and properly examining the land’s features.

Know the upkeep

Some buyers mistakenly think once the deed is signed they can let their acquisition sit. But mega-ranches and other enormous plots of land usually require diligent upkeep and improvements. Fences, invasive animals, utility protection, fire mitigation, undergrowth clearing, noxious weed eradication—these issues and countless others require ongoing attention.

Timbered properties may need less oversight, but farm and equestrian purchases in particular demand large, specialized operations. Prospective buyers should find out if the property has a manager or staff that oversees it and consider extending their employment. These are the people most familiar with the water, utilities, systems, recreational components, irrigation and all other land peculiarities.

Georgia

$17,500,000 USD | Gainesville, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Make sure the infrastructure is in place

Closely examine the quality of the property’s existing infrastructure. Are the roads navigable year-round? Are the gas, electric and water lines in good repair? If you plan on building on the site, are there convenient utility systems that can be tapped?

Getting an undeveloped parcel of real estate up to a livable condition can add an unexpected layer of expense. Trenching an electric or gas line several miles into the heart of a property, for instance, can seriously elevate costs. Be ready.

Control water and mineral rights

Water rights are not a paramount concern in the Southeast or in many parts of the U.S. but carry great consequences in others.

“The quality of water rights adds or subtracts significant value to properties, particularly in the American west,” says Fandel. In dry areas it is critical to understand how a property accesses both potable and irrigated water. There may be cases where large landowners must sacrifice, by law, water to neighboring properties during droughts.

Understanding mineral rights, and what lies beneath the surface of a parcel, is equally crucial. Be certain no other entity is legally entitled to drill, frack or mine on land you buy.

Idaho

$19,500,000 USD | Hailey, Idaho | Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty

Clear the title

Many of today’s largest land acquisitions are assemblages of various smaller parcels, which, if past propriety is murky or tangled, can lead to future legal complications. Take extra care to verify the titles are clear to ensure that no outside agency can make a claim against your investment.

Fandel says some large land holdings that come on the market are trading for the first time since they were homesteaded in the late 1800’s. In these cases clear titles can be a concern and assessing the state of the property can be difficult since some continuously held private land might not have kept time with changing regulations. What’s there? What’s buried underground? A sale can be the first peek behind the curtain, so to speak, in five or six generations. Take caution.

Essentially, Fandel says, “You want to understand the history of ownership behind these big properties.”

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Article provided exclusively to Sotheby’s International Realty, LLC. by Derek Duncan

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