LIVE | Vintage

There’s so much complexity, history, culture, geology, and climatology; all the sciences and social sciences being combined into this one fascinating beverage. ~ Jeannie Cho Le

Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee travels from Hong Kong to an exquisite vineyard estate in Sonoma Valley, California.  Surrounded by rows of cabernet and chardonnay, Jeannie reflects on her passion for the vine while she prepares a dinner party paired with the perfect wines.

Unpack and unwind in California’s Wine Country with this European-trained wine writer and expert as she experiences some of the finest flavors the region has to offer.

From Hand-Crafted Artisan Cuisine to Brazilian-Inspired Fashion, Experience Lifestyles Like Never Before in the LIVE Sotheby’s International Realty Series

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$13,250,000 USD | Calistoga, California | Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 

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We all have a passion. We all have a dream. For some, it’s about adventure. For others, it’s about tranquility. Our dreams are as vast and varied as the world is wide, but they all start with inspiration and inspiration starts with our surroundings. That’s what home is – what you choose to surround yourself with. Home is where you truly LIVE.

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When Art Finds Its Home: A Collection of Luxury Residences with Custom Art Pieces

For the collector, art is a top of mind consideration when purchasing a home, whether it’s grand wall space, custom built-ins, or a dedicated gallery space to showcase select pieces. Some connoisseurs take their passion one step further, incorporating art into their home’s design through custom works of art crafted to perfectly suit a property. From stunning entryways and dining rooms to gorgeous outdoor entertaining spaces, explore a collection of luxury real estate offerings around the United States in which art truly meets home.

$9,400,000 USD | Bellevue, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

More than a residence, 4648 Yarrow Point is a gallery of life experiences, carefully curated to reflect the owner’s worldwide travels in a profound experience that tempts the senses. A signature collection of hand selected wall finishes and art pieces capture the feel of each individual room as a custom five-paneled art piece anchors the heart of the home.

$4,250,000 USD | St. Charles, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

Woodgate Estate refines the art of fine living, as an inspirational design guides one through a personal process of discovery in a journey through natural elements. Open the door to a custom water feature flanked by greenery that complements the home’s muted tones as grandeur meets a sense of tranquility. Once described as a “micro-climate for the soul,” this property is truly a piece of art in itself.

$9,500,000 USD | Cherry Hills Village, Colorado | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

The ultimate modern estate in Cherry Hills Village, art meets nature in this spectacular residence, from the seamless, organic flow to breathtaking modern design that focuses on space, proportion and light. A water feature brings the outdoors in with an extension into the entryway, ample wall space is perfectly primed for a grand collection, and a flower wall sets the tone of the outdoor entertaining space.

$5,995,000 USD | Washington, DC | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This impressive residence offers two spacious levels of living with abundant natural light to complement elegant interior design elements by renowned architect Barry Nixon. A private elevator opens to a flowing first floor plan as one moves from the entry gallery into the living room. Architecture becomes art as the custom backlit onyx wall offers a warm ambiance.

$5,900,000 USD | Salt Lake City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Constructed in 1926 and restored for modern living, this home is perfectly situated in a park-like setting along Red Butte Creek. The European architecture features leaded and stained-glass windows and a two-story library with quarter-sawn oak built-ins. Revel in a formal living room complete with hand-painted ceilings that hearken to days past yet live for today.

New Development Spotlight | Carraig Ridge in Alberta, Canada

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network.

660 acres of secluded Canadian landscape are becoming a new center of innovative contemporary residential design. Carraig Ridge is situated across south and west-facing slopes, ridges, lakes and woodlands, where landscape designers and architects have worked to ensure the houses will have minimal impact on their surroundings.

Only 44 unique homes will be built on lots between one and five acres, preserving over 500 acres of this beautiful wilderness.

From the slopes of the Western United States, to shores of the Mediterranean, experience captivating New Developments from the Sotheby’s International Realty network

Carraig Ridge is in the foothills adjacent to Alberta’s Ghost Lake and the Ghost River. On the horizon to the south and west, the land rises up to form the spectacular peaks of the Rocky Mountains. It is conveniently located between the outdoor amenities of Canmore, Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park and the growing city of Calgary.

Carraig Ridge itself offers dozens of kilometers of walking and biking trails, lakes and ponds, woodlands and grasslands in a rolling landscape shared with wildlife large and small. Carraig Ridge combines conservation with innovation. Design, craft, materials, and technology will ensure the existing landscape is given prominence, providing a permanent retreat for future generations.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | November 2017

From a family country home in the Netherlands to a secluded island paradise in Roatan, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Price Upon Request | North Holland, Netherlands | Netherlands Sotheby’s International Realty

This impressive, architect-designed, family country home built in 1930 has a thatched roof and a south-facing garden. Located in truly extraordinary surroundings with direct access to the Gooisch nature reserve ‘De Westerheide’, it is just a short distance from the charming center of Laren. Access to the country house is through an electric gate featuring an intercom and camera security system.

$73,800,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

A historic masterpiece of its time, the Crown Penthouse at 212 Fifth Avenue is in a class of its own and the most magnificent trophy residence on Madison Square Park. Designed by Pembrooke and Ives and spanning three floors, with over 10,000 square-feet of living space and 5,730 square-feet of terraces, this five-bedroom penthouse has the majestic proportions of a palace.

Price Upon Request | St. Bathelemy | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Elegant and luxurious, this three-bedroom villa is as stunning as its sweeping vistas of the sea, Corossol Beach, and Gustavia’s iconic harbor. The spacious living room has glass walls that, when closed, frame the view allowing guests to enjoy it in climate-controlled comfort. Opened, the indoor and outdoor space, with its expansive palm-tree studded deck, merge seamlessly. Furnished for relaxing and dining in the sun or shade, the terrace’s focal point is an extra-long heated infinity pool.

$25,000,000 USD | Laguna Beach, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on the prestigious shores of Victoria Beach, the Pacific Ocean and living spaces effortlessly blend in this four-bedroom, four-bath home, which is thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of ocean and Catalina Island views, sea breezes and waterfront amenities. Walls of windows and sliding glass doors open to beachfront patios, with spaces for comfortable gatherings, an open kitchen clad in warm woods that overlooks the dining area and great room, and a separate living area for entertaining.

Price Upon Request | Roatan, Honduras | Roatan Sotheby’s International Realty

This magnificent 567-acre piece of property is located in Port Royal and New Port Royal. On this property, you will find deep water bays with rather wide and deep navigation entrances. The opening of the bay is protected by cays and shoals along the edge of the reef that extends the length of the entire southern coastline of the island. The water depth immediately south of the reef is over 200 meters deep.

Skullcandy Founder Lists Park City Snowboarding Estate for $18.9 Million

Nestled in the heart of Park City, Utah, with direct access to the regions’ finest slopes, Skullcandy founder Rick Alden is selling his ski-in/ski-out home for $18.9 million with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Alden has owned the 33,000-square-foot home on over five-acres for nearly a decade.

A true winter sports estate, Alden is including with the sale of the home a group of over 300 snowboards from his enormous collection – some of which are signed by Olympic athletes and pros.

Alden’s ties to the sport of snowboarding go past his love for the slopes; Skullcandy, the company he founded in 2003, produces audio products geared towards action and extreme sports athletes and enthusiasts.

The 14-bedroom home features a 20-locker ski room with boot driers and accompanying gear racks, 22 bathrooms, a spa, gym, and 18-car garage among many other amenities.

Five Classic Kitchens

Fresh ingredients, artfully crafted recipes, and memorable moments with family and friends come together inside of culinary experiences – all of which find their start in the kitchen. From New York to New Zealand, create an forgettable meal in these classic kitchens.

$9,850,000 USD | Millbrook, New York | Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty

Meticulous planning by noted architect Paul Gleicher has repurposed these beautiful early agricultural barns as the centerpiece of this 40-acre gentlemen’s farm, formerly owned by the late music composer Marvin Hamlisch. Arranged around a large courtyard together with the newly renovated farmhouse of the same period, this beautiful property is privately situated and surrounded by meadows and woods in the midst of Millbrook’s glorious countryside. The compilation of restored buildings, circa 1839, offers an opportunity to enjoy 12,000 square-feet of luxurious modern living against a backdrop of history. Each barn, with exposed beams, wide board floors, and oak paneling, is uniquely appointed for separate use and includes beautifully laid out executive office space, billiard lounge, artist’s studio, gourmet kitchen, and media room.

$40,000,000 USD | Montecito, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Nestled in the hills of Montecito, this more than eight-acre property features quintessential Californian indoor/outdoor comfort along with luxurious Balinese and Asian-influenced design. Torii gates invite you across an expansive koi pond to the front entry where, through a glass wall the heart of this remarkable residence, the Great Room is seen. The interior wall finish, replicated from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, was achieved through a meticulous, hand-crafted process involving six layers of sand and plaster.

$5,750,000 USD | Bethesda, Maryland | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This sensational home was built in 1913 and renovated by Gibson Builders in 2013 with interior design by award winning Mary Drysdale. The residence, unparalleled in design, features an incredible grand salon, gorgeous master bedroom suite with his and her baths, and gourmet kitchen.

7 388 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Combining clean contemporary lines with timeless traditional details, this home’s interior design by Brian Gluckstein is remarkably elegant yet casual and inviting. Blending both worlds seamlessly, the formal living and dining rooms are finished with wallpaper and wainscoting. The coffered ceiling with crown molding has recess pot lighting; 10-foot ceilings and eight-foot solid core doors add grandeur.

Price Upon Request | Wanaka, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Constructed from hand placed hardwood pillars and featuring schist detailing throughout, this spacious lakefront mansion is timeless in both design and function. A stunning entrance draws you in, where you are welcomed by the tranquil sound of water. High ceilings and a grand staircase lead you to the upper level, where the master bedroom and en-suite, a two-bedroom apartment, library, bar and entertainment wing await.

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Dining Unforgettable

The holiday season is upon us; it’s this time of the year that we join family and friends to give thanks – often over a grand meal. Whether it is an intimate setting with a captivating view, or an elegant, sprawling space fit to accommodate the largest of guest lists, experience these five dining rooms from around the world.

$9,995,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

 Awe-inspiring ski mountain views provide a rich canvas to admire. A sense of serenity and privacy permeates the 7,587-square-foot contemporary residence, despite being just moments from downtown Aspen. Inside, the home is a study in mountain chic. A balanced palette of refined finishes and materials, ranging from rich stones and warm woods to glamorous high-gloss fixtures, lend a touch of drama to each space.

10.500.000 € | Crete, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

Each of this home’s seven bedrooms envelops you in relaxing privacy, all with sea views and en-suite bathrooms. Large living indoor and outdoor areas offer extraordinary panoramic views including the Gulf of Mirabello and the stepped garden. The lush garden has many tranquil nooks and direct access to a private, white sand beach. The large al fresco dining area and kitchen are ideal for inviting moments with family and friends.

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

Maximizing iconic views of the city skyline, harbor bridge, and opera house, this circa-1920s Spanish Mission residence retains the most of its period features across a selection of spacious interior living spaces and grand outdoor entertaining areas –  all on a beautifully manicured 1,195 square-meter parcel. Steeped in sophistication, the formal lounge extends onto a broad covered terrace, while a separate family dining room features timber vaulted ceiling, a cozy gas fireplace, and arched picture windows.

$5,350,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Grace Bay Villa is an elegant, contemporary, European-style residence situated on one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. The design of this 4,500-square-foot, five-bedroom five-and-one-half-bath home boasts four second floor bedrooms, media room, dining area with seating for 10, and chef’s kitchen all enjoying westerly sunset views. Noteworthy features include expansive outdoor lounge and entertainment areas, BBQ, outdoor snooker or foosball court, a main pool, splash pool, and beachside fire pit with built-in seating all just steps from the beach.

$25,000,000 USD | Laguna Beach, California | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

The Pacific Ocean and living spaces effortlessly blend in this four-bedroom, four-bath home on Victoria Beach, which is thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of ocean and Catalina Island views, sea breezes and waterfront amenities. Walls of windows and sliding glass doors open to beachfront patios, with spaces for comfortable gatherings, an open kitchen clad in warm woods that overlooks the dining area and great room, and a separate living area for entertaining.

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Architectural Spotlight | Enchanting Chalets

Nestled into the sides of mountains, these often-snowy homes are also ideal for the ski-enthusiast, or simply someone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. Originating in Europe’s Alpine region, these wooden residences predominantly feature heavy, gently-sloping rooves and wide, angular eaves showcased in the front of the structure. Time and cultural developments around skiing and hiking have transformed these one-time seasonal farm buildings into sought after landing pads during prime recreational periods in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

Let’s discover five enchanting chalets from Italy to Utah.

Price Upon Request | Courmayeur, Italy | Turin Sotheby’s International Realty

This estate includes in its offering two historical villas and a chalet – comprising nearly 2,300 square-meters. Richly detailed throughout with traditional uses of wooden accents, exposed beams, and exuding warmth, the property is an ideal escape; surrounded by an over 7,000-square-meter park, the home offers the utmost in privacy, seclusion and tranquility.

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

Nestled in a calm area within the heart of Verbier, this captivating property consists of an exclusive master chalet as well as a separate chalet, ideally located to accommodate staff or renovated as separate annex. The master chalet was constructed to the highest standards and designed by a world renowned interior architect boasting a spacious layout over 1,400 square-meters and built with luxurious and authentic materials, amongst which are rare reclaimed wood and hand-crafted natural stones.

Price Upon Request | Megève, France | Propriétés de Megève Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as “Tigre Blanc,” this masterfully executed ski-in/ski-out chalet spans approximately 420 square-meters and features a spacious living room at first floor with lounge, bar, wine cellar, professional kitchen, and terrace. Six bedrooms, a dormitory and a spa area with Jacuzzi, gym and steam room are also among its offerings.

From Cape Cods to Castles, discover homes’ design roots in previous installments of Architectural Spotlight

1.300.000 € | Saint Julia De Loria, Andorra | Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty

This chalet-tower in Andorra showcases incredible mountain vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows. The inviting home offers four bedrooms, three-full baths, large living room with fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and access to a 30-square meter terrace. Also, included in the residence’s amenities is parking for five vehicles.

$6,150,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,407-square-foot home is designer furnished, inspired by a modern Scandinavian ski chalet – distinctly eclectic, chic, and natural. Tucked into the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, vintage and contemporary highs and lows make this the perfect home-away-from-home to live the Montage Lifestyle.

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LIVE | Farm & Ranch

From the $58 million Four Peaks Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado to a boutique Stellenbosch vineyard estate in South Africa, discover four enthralling farm and ranch properties offering one-of-a-kind experiences.

$58,500,000 USD | Snowmass, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Taking its name from surrounding Snowmass Mountain, Capitol Peak, Mount Daly and Mount Sopris, Four Peaks Ranch is the consummate mountain sanctuary. Once inside the gate, a world of unique splendor and beauty awaits. An outdoor paradise spreads out amongst the 876 pristine and unspoiled acres with 15 miles of alluring private trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, paintball, and cross-country skiing. Moreover, a stocked pond and private beach with cabana, abundant wildlife for an exceptional private hunting experience, a chipping and putting green, and even a private labyrinth make these outdoor activities unrivaled for a personal residence of this stature.

$28,900,000 USD | Wellington, Florida | Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty

This impeccable 62-acre equestrian compound in heart of Wellington is located within minutes of the Winter Equestrian Festival, Global Dressage Festival, and International Polo Club. Completed in 2005 with top notch facilities, this farm is ready for occupancy. The square polo area offers 20 stalls in each row, totaling 60 stalls, centered around a courtyard with sitting area, summer kitchen, and Asado grill. In close proximity are two regulation-size polo fields with a quarter-mile exercise track. Celebration Grassland and a grandstand with fitness center and bathrooms is also available.

Price Upon Request | Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

This boutique wine estate is gated and immensely private, and has unparalleled and unobstructed 360-degree views. All the while, it is remarkably close to Stellenbosch, Somerset West, and a short drive to the city of Cape Town. This slice of paradise is designed to invoke the feeling of being on top of the world and sits high on the magnificent Helderberg Mountain, neighbor to many desirable Stellenbosch Vineyards. The views from this home epitomize the term panoramic, offering magnificent vistas as far as Cape Town, Robben Island and False Bay.

LIVE | Inspired

I knew what it felt like to not be wanted, to not have a dream, to not know what inspiration was, to not know what hope was, to not know if I was going to be alive the next day. I thought it was finally my turn to do what I wanted and what makes me happy ~ Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince was born in war-torn Sierra Leone during the country’s decade long civil war. A series of events lead to her living in an orphanage with fond hopes to one day become a ballerina. “I wanted to be happy,” recalls DePrince; she drew inspiration from a magazine featuring a ballerina not simply because she was dancing, but because, “she looked happy.”

She was adopted by an American family who recognized her talent and determination and enrolled her in ballet classes. Today, DePrince dances with the Dutch National Junior Company with the rank of Grand Sujet for the main company.

From Hand-Crafted Artisan Cuisine to Brazilian-Inspired Fashion, Experience Lifestyles Like Never Before in the LIVE Sotheby’s International Realty Series

Captivated by the beauty of Paris and her accommodations, this dancer reflects on her journey and her commitment to inspiring others. Learn more about Michaela DePrince.

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8.800.000 € | Paris, France | Paris Quest Sotheby’s International Realty 

We all have a passion. We all have a dream. For some, it’s about adventure. For others, it’s about tranquility. Our dreams are as vast and varied as the world is wide, but they all start with inspiration and inspiration starts with our surroundings. That’s what home is – what you choose to surround yourself with. Home is where you truly LIVE.

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