Luxury Living | More Than Just a Place to Rest Your Head

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The modern world requires a lot from us; as reported by the BBC, we’re sleeping, on average, 20% less than we did 70 years ago. Our jobs, activities, and responsibilities keep our bodies and minds running in between our sleep cycles, but at the end of the day, our bedrooms are much more than a place to sleep. Recharge, relax, and lose yourself in these refreshing bedrooms from around the world.

Hawaii$26,995,000 USD | Makena, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

This home, perched on a lushly-landscaped one-acre parcel of land entertains endless Pacific Ocean views. With eight bedrooms and more than 10,000 square-feet of interior living, one can enjoy the true essence of Hawaiian indoor/outdoor living. The main home features a plethora of custom wood detailing, fountains, ponds, movie theatre, ocean views with privacy.

Bahamas$14,900,000 USD | Grand Bahama, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Nandana, or ‘Paradise’ in the ancient tongue of Sanskrit, is a tropical hideaway beyond anything you have ever imagined. Set within an exclusive, gated enclave at the far West End of Grand Bahama island, this palatial and richly-appointed Asian style home is a luxurious and private waterfront estate on over two acres. This resort-inspired property is accessible by yacht and private aircraft via an adjacent 6,000-foot runway with Bahamian Customs and Immigration, only 60 miles from South Florida.

“My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s like a refuge.” – Vera Wang

Greece12.000.000 € EUR | Mykonos, Greece | Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

Elysium – truly living up to its namesake, “a place of happiness” – offers spectacular views in a seafront setting. Located on a 4,000 square-meters of land, this secluded estate gives you astonishing 360 degree views of Mykonos. Designed by a well-known architect and inspired by the Ancient Greece Cycladic Architecture, Elysium is minimal and modern.

Singapore$13,000,000 SGD | Singapore | List Sotheby’s International Realty

Soaring high above Marina Bay, this duplex penthouse apartment is a gem inside of the Marina Bay Residences. Sleek, modern, and bright, this captivating living space features floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the bay and beyond, along with access to an outdoor terrace complete with a hot tub. The open floorplan’s flow and abundance of natural light is ideal for entertaining.

 

Posted on July 27, 2017

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The Sotheby’s International Realty Interactive Experience

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The landscape of how we interact with the world around us is in constant flux; every day, the connections we make with people, the tools we rely on, and even our homes find us utilizing more technology. Our digital touchpoints, the mobile devices, computers, and smart tech that surrounds us, helps us to navigate the world within our lifestyles. Whether it’s setting an important reminder, listening to music, or searching for your next home, it’s impossible to ignore the internet of things.

Sotheby’s International Realty on Apple TV

Families and individuals alike spend a large portion of time in front of their TVs; and with our screens getting smarter and more connected every day, we launched one of the first luxury real estate apps for Apple’s TvOS. Powered by the amazing visuals produced by the brand’s local affiliates the world over, the Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV app has been created to take full advantage of the largest high-definition displays, allowing you to immerse yourself in the global reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand – a premium real estate experience unlike any other.

Discover more about the Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV App

Matterport Virtual Home Tours

Virtual Reality is a concept that’s found itself leaping from the worlds of Science-Fiction and into our very real lives. As reported by Inman as a leader in this space, the addition of 3D and Virtual Realty (VR) tours to sothebysrealty.com was designed to create an immersive experience, allowing for personal tours of homes around the world. Experience homes online like never before, using the 3D view option and explore the entire home, or take advantage of the VR experience through a compatible mobile device such as iPhone or Android phones paired with a VR headset.Both the Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV app and the VR tours on sothebysrealty.com allow you to experience homes from the comfort of your own – taking you and those with you on a previously impossible journey through homes all over the world.

Sotheby’s International Realty on YouTube

Video is an important form of media, and we’ve embraced it. As we reported last week, the brand’s YouTube channel celebrated a milestone as it reached 30 million video views – making it the most subscribed to and viewed real estate channel on the platform.

SIR Mobile

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More than half of home searches start on mobile devices; this makes perfect sense. Our phones (and tablets) travel with us everywhere we go and bridge most of our connections. SIR Mobile is our user-friendly GPS-enabled real estate listings app that brings our global collection of luxury homes and expert Real Estate Agents to the palm of your hand. Available on both the Google Play App Store and Apple’s App Store, this powerful mobile tool allows you to search for a new home wherever you are.

Explore luxury homes around the world on sothebysrealty.com

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Erik Weinbrecht

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Jacqueline Kennedy’s Historic Childhood Home in Virginia Listed for $49.5 Million

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One of the most beloved First Ladies and iconic historic figures, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ childhood home is for sale in McLean, Virginia for $49.5 million.

Recently reported by The Wall Street Journal, America Online (AOL) co-founder Steve Case is listing Merrywood – the sprawling, seven-acre estate on the Potomac River with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Nestled in the Washington DC suburb, the estate reflects a storied history, serving as home to several of America’s most influential political and business leaders.

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As the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Merrywood was elevated to a position of prominence in the mid-1940s and has since continued to provide a celebrated venue to host presidents, business leaders, artists, and countless family celebrations.

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The exceptional brick and limestone main residence reflects the finest traditions of the Georgian Style. Inside, a gracious entry hall opens to public rooms scaled to accommodate both large gatherings and intimate family occasions. The interiors are the bespoke masterwork of renowned designer, Barry Dixon.

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The second-floor family quarters include an expansive master suite with his or her dressing rooms, a private study and an exercise room.

“I always love it so at Merrywood—so peaceful…with the river and those great steep hills,” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1944)

“I always love it so at Merrywood—so peaceful…with the river and those great steep hills,” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1944)

Four additional en-suite bedrooms grace this level. Upstairs, four bedrooms and three baths are comfortably scaled. On the lower level, there is an exceptionally fine, climate controlled wine cellar. An elevator services all four levels of the residence.

“I always love it so at Merrywood—so peaceful…with the river and those great steep hills,” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1944)

Outside, the formal gardens are reminiscent of the timeless work of celebrated 19th and 20th Century landscape architect, Beatrix Ferrand, reflecting a series of outdoor garden rooms for large scale entertaining, intimate al fresco dining, or simply relaxing and engaging the sweeping views.

Discover more of Merrywood on sothebysrealty.com

Posted on sothebysrealty.com on June 22, 2017

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Sotheby’s | The Amazing Story of Four Ancient Roman Statues

Find out how four ancient Roman statues found themselves overseeing decadent rock ‘n’ roll parties in Jamaica. Bought in 1968 by international jewellery dealers Doug and Diene Cooper to adorn their opulent villa in Montego Bay, the larger-than-life statues surrounded the swimming pool – scene of exclusive parties attended by illustrious high-society revellers. These splendid statues are highlights of Sotheby’s Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art sale on June 12 in London.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale | May 2017

From a 15-acre ocean-to-lake estate in Florida to a Mediterranean-Inspired vineyard in France, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Florida$165,000,000 USD | Manalapan, Florida | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Gemini, a 15-acre ocean-to-lake estate, is a true family compound. The estate offers a 12-bedroom main residence; two four-bedroom beachside cottages; the seven-bedroom Mango House; and a guest or staff house comprising four studios and apartments. In total, there are more than 30 bedrooms, a series of formal and informal living and dining areas, a media room, libraries, offices, numerous terraces, an expansive wine cellar and two elevators. The centerpiece main residence offers 62,200 square-feet of living space with both ocean and lake views.

NewYork$65,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

The Stanhope Penthouse is a five-bedroom penthouse duplex with spectacular terraces and captivating city views, bathed in extraordinary light. Perched high atop the Stanhope, this sun-drenched residence boasts tremendous garden-like terraces laid out by the brilliant landscape designer, Madison Cox. The triple mint condition aerie boasts an amazing 72 linear feet of frontage directly on Central Park and 10-foot high ceilings.

DubaiPrice Upon Request | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

This architecturally magnificent beach palace is located in the privately gated community, Palm Jumeirah. With over 46,000 square-feet of interior living space, this bespoke villa finds itself in a truly a special location, with the best beachfront available for a private residence in Dubai. The beachfront provides full ocean and skyline back to the Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Marina. The villa offers ideal spaces for entertaining, sunbathing and watersport activity.

St. BarthPrice Upon Request | Columbier, St. Barthelemy | St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

This sprawling nine-bedroom, 10-and-one-half-bathroom estate, located in Colombier’s exclusive gated Domaine known as Les Étoiles, offers sensational views of the incoming yachts, Saba, Statia and the sunset. This very private property cascades down the hillside; it features a five-bedroom villa, a two-bedroom villa, a caretaker cottage and three swimming pools. La Grande Maison des Étoiles is the perfect choice for buyers seeking a very private, luxurious retreat.

France39.000.000 € EUR | Saint Tropez, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled in an exclusive, sought-after area, the Mas du Figuier is five minutes from the village of Saint-Tropez, the Place des Lices, the port, and the beaches of Pampelonne. With the architecture designed to blend the elegant interior with the olive, fruit and vineyard-rich exteriors, the Mas du Figuier offers a main residence of approx. 460 square-meters, a four-bedroom guest pavilion with its own swimming pool, a three-bedroom caretaker’s house, an independent wellness area, Pétanque field, and a tennis court among its amenities.

Discover New & Notable homes from around the world on klsir.com

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3 Must-Ask Questions for Your New Jersey Home Inspector

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No doubt about it — home inspections can be scary. You’ve already made an offer on a home, which means you’re probably already falling in love with it. Now comes the moment when the home inspector is either going to alleviate or confirm your worst fears. To make matters worse, with home inspectors, it’s “buyer beware” — even in a regulated state like New Jersey. To ensure you’re getting the best, fairest and most accurate report possible, here are three must-ask questions for your New Jersey home inspector.

1. May I see your home inspector license?

In New Jersey, home inspectors must be tested and licensed, and they must renew their license every 2 years. If your home inspector either can’t produce a license or has one that has been expired for some time, don’t trust them or pay for their services. You have a right to make sure the home inspector is duly licensed and trained. Likewise, a legitimate inspector won’t be offended by the question, and will gladly produce the license. While you’re at it, feel free to ask the inspector about any associations they belong to (for example, the New Jersey Association of Licensed Professional Home Inspectors). Associations like these help raise the bar of excellence even further for home inspectors, so if yours is a member, all the better.

2. How is the home’s foundation?

Your home inspection may reveal any of a number of issues, both major and minor. Some of these you’ll be willing to fix yourself, while others you may want to negotiate on with the seller. However, if the house has a bad foundation, this is most likely going to be a deal-breaker because foundation repairs are quite expensive and don’t always solve the problem. Your inspector is likely to tell you about any foundation issues, but be sure to ask just the same.

3. What are the radon levels?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. It is released naturally from the earth and is normally not found in dangerous levels except when it accumulates indoors, usually seeping in through the basement. Much of New Jersey falls within a high or medium potential risk area for radon, so if the seller doesn’t produce a recent radon report, it’s worth the extra money to have radon levels tested. If they are too high, talk to the seller about ventilating the affected rooms, be willing to invest in ventilation yourself, or walk away. Don’t risk your health.

When you know the right questions to ask, you can be sure that your New Jersey home inspection will help you make a more informed decision. To learn more, call Kienlen Lattman today at 908.696.8600.

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Sotheby’s New York | The Collection of David & Laura Finn

The collection of David and Laura Finn offers a glimpse into the development of European Post-war sculpture. A collector and esteemed businessman, David Finn also imbued these sculptures with emotion through his photography. Discover the collection built upon the Finns’ affinity for art before it is offered in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale tomorrow night, May 16, in New York.

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Collections Magazine Volume VII

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SPRING / SUMMER 2017 EDITION
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It is our pleasure to share our latest edition of Collections magazine, a selection of current offerings and recent sales by Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty.

It was developed as an approach to provide additional local exposure for our clientele,Collections is distributed to over 18,000 area residents.

Please click here to view our digital edition.

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New Development Spotlight | The Woolworth Tower Residences, New York City

Our managers went to tour this iconic property in Manhattan.  They said the architecture was captivating!

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.

Woolworth1The Woolworth Tower Residences | New York City, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

The Woolworth Building soars above City Hall Park at the gateway to Tribeca. Unprecedented in size and sophistication when it was first completed in 1913, this graceful tower remains an elegant jewel in the skyline of downtown Manhattan.

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Today, the top thirty floors are being masterfully transformed by famed French architect Thierry W. Despont into The Woolworth Tower Residences: a limited collection of thirty-three luxury condominium residences atop a celebrated New York City landmark.

Discover Luxury Developments from Around the World

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Built in 1913 and celebrated as the tallest building in the world at the time of completion, this National Historic Landmark has inspired countless painters, photographers, movie makers, dreamers, and everyday New Yorkers.

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The Woolworth Tower Residences comprises the top thirty floors of the celebrated structure and are being reimagined into thirty-three prized condominiums, crowned by a extraordinary seven-story Pinnacle Penthouse.

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Colorful Beaches Around the World

Take the time to look around and be inspired by the vibrant colors naturally found across planet Earth. Explore homes near the world’s most colorful beaches.  We can refer you to sales associates all around the world.

Hawaii

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Papakōlea Beach is a green sand beach located on the southeastern end of the island of Hawaii.  The olivine-colored sand is said to come out from the erosion of a collapsed cinder cone.

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$1,599,000 USD | Captain Cook, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

 Just north of Papakōlea Beach, nestled upon three private acres, lies this tranquil island retreat.  The property has unique finishes throughout including Mexican Saltillo tile floors, mosaic tile designs and a fireplace built with hand-picked smooth lava beach rocks and a driftwood mantel.  A five-bedroom oasis, the home offers unobstructed views of the Hawaiian coastline.

Bahamas

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For pink sand beaches, look no further than Harbor Island in the Bahamas.

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$1,650,000 USD | Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

 A historic colonial home originally built in the 1800s, this Harbor Island property offers a cozy island lifestyle with easy access to the beach.  The home was renovated in 2013 and honors the property’s architectural past with mahogany windows and doors, cedar siting interiors and a shingle roof.  The home has three bedrooms and additionally features an outdoor dining area and sitting porch, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.

Malta

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Located on the Maltese island of Gozo, Ramla Bay boasts unique, orange sand beaches.

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€2.500.000 EUR | Xewkija, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

 Less than 15 minutes inland from Ramla Bay, in the village of Xewkija, sits this historic, 18thCentury estate.  Spanning over 13,000 square-feet, the meticulously restored property comprises a main house, outdoor entertaining area, swimming pool, large garden with lawn area and a two-car garage.  Four of the five bedrooms feature original frescos on the walls with the fifth bedroom boasting an adjacent terrace.

Australia

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Hyams Beach in New South Wales, Australia holds the Guinness World Record for whitest sand in the world.

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

 This sprawling, 50-acre estate is located north of Hyams Beach.  The property comprises an elegant main house, separate pool house, double lock-up garage with additional parking for up to 10 cars and a farm with cattle yard, two dams and a shed.  The home also features a heated self-cleaning oxygen pool and lush professional landscaping with gardens including date palms, olive trees, flame trees, wisteria and magnolia, among others.

Hawaii

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Punalu’u Beach, located on the island of Hawaii, is a black sand beach, formed from lava flowing into the ocean and then cooling.

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$2,500,000 USD | Volcano, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

North of the Punalu’U Beach is this historic, volcano property built in the early 1900s.  The private estate is nestled upon more than 13 acres of gated land.  Lying 3,800 feet above sea level, the property has been fully renovated and restored and comprises a main house, turnkey guest house and an art studio.

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