Formal Dining Rooms

Host your next holiday event in one of these extraordinary formal dining rooms.

 

2 Winston Farm Lane, MendhamWinston Farm
2 Winston Farm Lane
Mendham, New Jersey

1 Spring House Lane, Harding TownshipCustom Center Hall Colonial
1 Spring House Lane
Harding Township, New Jersey

21 Normandy Parkway, Morris TownshipColonial Revival Home
21 Normandy Parkway
Morris Township, New Jersey

101 Campbell Road, BernardsvilleMasterfully Restored Colonial
101 Campbell Road
Bernardsville, New Jersey

520 Pottersville Road, BedminsterOakland Farm
520 Pottersville Road
Bedminster, New Jersey

12 Charter Court, Bernards TownshipGracious Colonial
12 Charter Court
Bernards Township, New Jersey

12 Cowie Road, ChesterSophisticated Custom Colonial
12 Cowie Road
Chester, New Jersey

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art | Gallery Shows to See in New York This Month

In New York City, the art never stops. Performa Biennial is in full swing, Ai Weiwei’s presence is everywhere, Barbara Kruger’s MetroCards have hit the streets, and new exhibitions have been opening at galleries across the city. Overwhelmed? Don’t be, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art has you covered. Here are a few of the best gallery shows to see this November.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life and Infinity Nets
David Zwirner
Now through December 16

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She’s back! The wait for her NYC return may be over, but the long lines are just starting to form. New Yorkers, get ready to step inside the hallucinatory, fantasy world of the self-proclaimed modern-day Alice in Wonderland, Yayoi Kusama. The iconic artist continues her U.S. takeover on the heels of packed runs at The Broad in LA and The Hirshhorn in D.C. with several exhibitions taking place simultaneously in NYC. Famed “Infinity Mirror Rooms,” new sculptural work, and sixty-six paintings from her “My Eternal Soul” series are all on display in David Zwirner’s Chelsea locations, while the gallery’s newly-opened Upper East Side space presents the latest “Infinity Nets.” A few of Kusama’s paintings are also on view at the Judd Foundation through December 9.

Rashaad Newsome: Reclaiming Our Time
De Buck Gallery
Now through December 9

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Collage, sculpture, dance, and video are some of the methods employed by Rashaad Newsome in raising questions of power and agency in his work. The artist’s current exhibition continues his line of inquiry into authorship and attribution, a path that has included a deconstruction of Madonna’s “Vogue” in the past, highlighting the dance form’s origins in the 1970’s queer ballroom community in Harlem. This time, Newsome focuses on Cubism and the movement’s West African influence that has been largely overlooked. The exhibition presents three-dimensional collages, an installation entitled, “Through the Looking Glass” as well as sculptural objects from the artist’s furniture collaboration with Vosay, an Afro-Brazilian firm. During the exhibition, Newsome’s new immersive performance piece “Running”will be presented at The Park Avenue Armory on November 7th.

Richard Prince: Ripple Paintings
Gladstone Gallery
Now through December 22

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Richard Prince, “Ripple Paintings” at Gladstone Gallery, Installation View

The master of appropriation who used the Marlboro Man and Instagram posts as fodder for his creations has done it again. This time, the source of his material comes from the pages of a magazine, Playboy magazine to be exact. Created in the last two years, this new body of work is culled from the cartoons the artist ripped out of the vintage issues of the publication he purchased on eBay, all produced between 1967 and 1970. Why cartoons? “I love cartoons. Funny drawings. Serious humor. Subversive. Laugh out loud. Another way of surviving.” Prince plays not only with the subject matter but the watercolor method in which the cartoons were made, adding his own watercolor paint – in contrasting hues and multiple layers – to the torn out pages, creating ripples as a result.

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About Sotheby’s Institute of Art

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.

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Posted on November 20, 2017

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar Lists Hawaiian Estate for $3.3 Million

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Sammy Hagar is a certified rock and roll legend; whether it was his work with groups like Montrose or Van Halen, his solo career, his TV show, or his successful entrepreneurial ventures, his contributions to pop-culture have persisted for over 40 years reaching far outside the walls of the music industry.

According to a recent story in the Los Angeles Times, Hagar has listed “Mu,” his home of 22 years in Haiku, Hawaii for $3.299 million with Island Sotheby’s International Realty.localimagereader.ashx4

Hagar settled in Hawaii after the island’s beauty wooed him when he visited following a Van Halen tour in the mid 1990’s; his short stay to recharge quickly grew into a love for what he experienced during his time there.

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Spanning nearly 10 acres looking out over Waipio Bay, Hagar’s home includes three bedrooms, a saline pool with cabana, outdoor brick pizza oven, and gourmet chef’s kitchen – one that has served as a creative space where many notable chefs crafted memorable meals.

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Tranquility in mind, the property showcases the beauty and favorable weather Hawaii is known for. Enjoy a round of three-par golf, hike to a private waterfall, or enjoy a life of sustainability complete with a private well, water catchment, solar electricity, tilapia fish pond, fruit trees, and terraced vegetable gardens right on the home’s grounds.

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Allow this verdant property to inspire you the way that it did Hagar – experience one of the most inimitable estates Maui has to offer.

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Posted on November 14, 2017

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Happy Halloween 2017

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Whether it’s a spine-tingling tale, donning fantastical guises with family and friends, or attending a parade, Halloween is celebrated in different ways around the globe. While its origins are contested, its undeniable that this spooky and celebratory holiday has taken the world by storm; carve up a pumpkin, turn down the lights, and enjoy five homes from New York City to Mexico City that are near world-famous Halloween celebrations.

New York$3,200,000 USD | Greenwich Village, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

This year marks the 44th annual Halloween parade through New York’s Greenwich Village. This residence, perched high atop 136 Waverly Place, is situated in the heart of the parade’s route. Featuring dancers, floats, special guests, and hundreds of costumed participants and spectators, it is truly a sight to be seen and something to experience; the parade is one of the most famous ways to celebrate and enjoy Halloween.

London£2,095,000 | London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This two-bedroom home in London’s Iverna Court is situated on a prime Kensington square in close proximity to High Street Kensington Underground station and a short trip to one of the world’s most popular Halloween attractions. London Dungeon has been frightening audiences since 1976. The Dungeon offers 14 shows and three rides, delivering a truly terrifying selection of experiences for those who dare to enter.

Toronto7 988 000 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Originally built in 1915, this one-of-a-kind residence in Toronto shares its home with Halloweek and the After Dark Film Festival. A weeklong celebration of costuming, ghoulish dining tours, and Jack-O’-Lantern carving contests, and a celebration of horror, sci-fi, and thriller films from around the world respectively, whether it’s in a theater or enjoying the atmosphere outdoors, Toronto is a city that gets into the Halloween spirit.

Mexico$3,750,000 USD | Mexico City, Mexico | Guadalajara Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the heart of Mexico City, this modern masterpiece is poised to enjoy Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead;” this is how Halloween is celebrated in Mexico. More than 300,000 people are expected to attend the holiday’s events today for Mexico City’s parade – clad in sugar skull makeup, participants honor and celebrate the lost lives of family and friends.

Salem$369,000 USD | Salem, Massachusetts | By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty

This open-concept penthouse loft takes us to Salem, Massachusetts – home of the annual Salem Witch’s Ball. The small New England town is known for the historic Salem Witch Trials and themes its yearly Halloween celebrations around its past; the ball includes live performances and costume contests among its activities.

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Posted on October 31, 2017

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Penthouse Living | The High Life

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Gregg Lynn jokingly calls himself the penthouse whisperer.  But as the man behind a $28 million condominium sale that set a record in San Francisco, California, the moniker may be truer than it is funny for the Sotheby’s International Realty agent. It’s also a sign of the niche market’s strength and just how high buyers will go to nab sky high residences.

Penthouses are a floor apart and a world away. Buyers covet them. There are even magazines devoted to them. They’re more than the floor of a building. They represent a “tectonic shift of how people live luxuriously,” says Lynn. Layouts are typically more sprawling, finishes are more lavish and the views are as good as they get.

imagereader.aspx-15$3,500,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

It wasn’t always this way. A century ago top-floor units were cramped quarters with low ceilings usually designated for servants. These days, however, Lynn says, “the number one benefit on being on the penthouse level is higher ceilings.” They’re about a foot and half higher than those of standard units. In penthouses with floor-to-ceiling windows, the effect of those bonus 18 inches is all the more extraordinary.

The size of the penthouse, the pedigree of the building and the landmarks within its view dictate price. A rooftop residence that looks out onto the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia or Alcatraz Island in San Francisco is guaranteed to turn heads and boost prices.

imagereader.aspx-16$2,795,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

Oversized penthouses are also an attractive option for empty nesters coming out of large private residences, according to Mary Lin of Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty. Sellers are “getting record prices” for their homes and opting for a low maintenance “lock up-and-go lifestyle,” she says. Sydney’s “uberluxe” market is not limited to affluent Australians. The city is making a showing alongside real estate powerhouses like LondonNew YorkHong Kongwith the “prestige” market buoyed by international buyers looking to purchase in Sydney’s blue chip developments.

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For some buyers, investing in such exclusive residences is part of a long-term wealth management strategy.

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Penthouses represent a specific market niche. Rarity sells. Their limited availability and one-of-a-kind layouts are the reason these trophy assets have fetched newsworthy prices. In the arms race of ultra luxury condominiums, where amenities include wine rooms, private roof decks, libraries and more, penthouses have topped the nine-figure mark.

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Along with the cache of perks is the cachet that goes along with a residence in the clouds. Just pressing the PH elevator button—no unit number required—has the subtle but powerful impact of pulling out a Black Card from one’s wallet.

Penthouse buyers are a demographic unto themselves. Fifty percent would never consider living on a floor other than the top level, says Lynn. “They only want to live on the best blocks in the best buildings and have the best units in those buildings.”

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Posted on October 9, 2017

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Virtual Reality Tour of the Month: Bright Timeless Estate in Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Explore homes from around the world from the comfort of yours with our virtual reality tour of the month.

$4,395,000 USD | Wellesley, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
This exquisite, light-filled five-bed, five-and-one-half-bath home is sited on a rare three-acre plot. Meticulously designed to blend the home’s elegance with its natural setting, the residence features a Chef’s kitchen with a dining area, Rocky Mountain alderwood cabinetry and a Pennsylvania River Rock fireplace. Additional features include an expansive lower level gym, rec room, au-pair suite, and expansive meadow views.

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The Blueprint

Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty has created a new print publication! It’s called The Blueprint. It is distributed to almost 20,000 local residents. We’re constantly using innovative marketing tools to promote your home when you list with us. View the digital version of The Blueprint below:

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Life in a College Town

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For residents of college towns, the attraction isn’t just about an allegiance to a school but an affinity for a community that has an impressive mix of characteristics: large city offerings and small town spirit.

Universities contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of a region by offering lectures, concerts, culinary and literary options. Then there’s the sports component, both as spectator and participant. Where young people are, biking, hiking, jogging and other recreational activities follow. Active retirees are especially drawn to lifelong learning opportunities. Many institutions offer discounts for the use of sports facilities, courses and plays. What’s more, universities with medical schools translate into excellent health care options.

From an investment prospective, college towns are known for their resiliency. For one thing, they often draw major employers to the area and, at the same time, support a flourishing start-up scene. Entrepreneurs are known to thrive in such environments.

Ohio1$2,999,000 USD | Columbus, Ohio | Street Sotheby’s International Realty

Columbus, home to Ohio State University (OSU) with an enrollment of nearly 60,000 according to school figures, is an example. The institution churns out thousands of graduates each year, many of whom stay in the area, says Scott Street of Street Sotheby’s International Realty. “Corporate entities have taken note and many have chosen to relocate to Columbus. The tech startup and entrepreneurial scene has also caught on in recent years, and millions of dollars in seed money are helping grow companies and jobs in and aroun
d the OSU campus.”

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A stable economy bodes well for the housing market. Even in down markets inventory is tight. Property owners in the rental pool can count on consistent student demand, though turnover is high.

Ohio2$430,000 USD | Columbus, Ohio | Street Sotheby’s International Realty

But plenty of people are settling in themselves. Recent grads-turned-first-time homeowners as well as professors, researchers and administrators who want a reasonable commute find a lot to love about collegiate living. “Part of the reason Ohio State is able to pack Ohio Stadium, The Horseshoe, with 100,000-plus people every weekend during football season is because the alumni stay close to home. Many graduates settle in the surrounding suburbs, which are all less than a 20-minute drive to campus,” Scott says.

Austin1$1,857,000 USD | Austin, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Austin, home of flagship campus of the University of Texas, also boasts one of the country’s largest student bodies at more than 51,000. “There’s so much going on in the area and at the university,” says Mike Vilece of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. “There’s no limit to what you can get out of the city. You could be out in the Hill Country or be next to 100,000 of your closest friends on a Saturday for a football game.”

Austin2$6,950,000 USD | Austin, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Alumni, including empty nesters and baby boomers, returning to settle down are finding a different Austin than they experienced during their school years. “A lot of people can’t believe how the city has changed over the years,” says Vilece. “It’s not the city it used to be as far architecture and construction. New buildings are popping up everywhere, but the culture and vibe are still alive and well.”

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Posted on September 18, 2017

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Oktoberfest in Munich

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Since 1810, Munich, Bavaria, Germany has played host to Oktoberfest – the world’s largest “Volksfest,” or traveling funfair and beer festival. Millions of people from around the world travel to the Bavarian capital for the over two-week-long celebration to enjoy millions of liters of special Oktoberfest Beer, food, and festivities; the special beer is brewed within Munich city limits and conforms to the strict “Reinheitsgebot,” sometimes referred to as the “German Purity Law.”

The traditions and celebrations of Oktoberfest are now enjoyed the world over; inspiring unique beers, events, and cuisine far from Germany and the festival’s roots. Just in time for this year’s Oktoberfest, which runs from September 16 – October 3, let’s explore five homes in Bavaria.

Bavaria01.190.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

This historic country house with guest house is situated on an exceptional plot in a dreamlike and quiet location. Close to the forest, with a unique view of the breathtaking alpine scenery with the silhouette of the mountain Watzmann, this home sits on nearly 4,000 square-meters of land with 413 square-meters of living space.

Bavaria118.000.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Striking and minimalistic, this home features remarkable open spaces that are both simultaneously intimate and perfect for entertaining. This energy-efficient, state-of-the-art masterpiece comprises 2,000 square-feet of living space, including an underground garage perfect for displaying an automotive collection.

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Bavaria24.800.000 € EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 2006, this timeless villa features authentic architectural design and state-of-the-art amenities throughout. Epitomizing “modern meets classic,” this home includes a refreshing indoor pool/spa area, an elevator with access to all floors, and a spacious kitchen, all while enjoying abundant natural light.

Bavaria34.150.000 € EUR | Bavaria, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

The Lake Tegernsee country house in Rottach Egern, Bavaria is bright, classic escape tucked away into quiet nook of the region. Vibrant colors mix with design elements that call back to days’ past; the cobblestone driveway, sun-soaked gardens, and open fireplace are among these amenities. The home also features a dream-like swimming pool, sheltered terraces, a generous guest area and an elevator.

Bavaria41.450.000 € EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

“Living by Phillippe Stark” is one of the most exciting and exclusive residential projects in the city of Munich. This refurbished historical monument property with concierge service, spa and wellness area offers an international living standard at the highest level. An apartment equipped and furnished like a stately suite – this living space enjoys belonging to a noble and distinguished grand hotel.

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Posted on September 14, 2017

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Three Homes Once Belonging to Campbell Soup Company Heirs

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Whether it’s the comfort offered in a classic flavor or a famed modernist masterpiece by Andy Warhol, the Campbell Soup Company and their iconic can are pop-cultural and culinary staples. The Dorrance family represents the heirs to the aforementioned household name brand and, as recently covered by Mansion Global  and The Wall Street Journal, three of the family’s homes have recently come to market in the Northeastern United States.

BirdHouse1$12,500,000 USD | Newport, Rhode Island | Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty 

The first, known as “The Bird House,” is the former home Dorrance Hill Hamilton and can be found at one of the highest points in Newport, Rhode Island. State-of-the-art in every aspect, from geothermal heating and cooling to exquisitely crafted details and top-of-the-line amenities, the soaring two-story entrance hall and living room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace enjoy panoramic ocean views. 

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Dorrance, or “Dodo” as she was known by her closest friends, passed away this past April at 88. Before her death, she spared no expense to create a beautiful sanctuary using all that modern technology can provide including Tischler custom windows and doors, three-stop elevator, radiant heated floors, whole house generator, and exquisite landscaping.

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At nearly 10,000 square-feet of living space on over three-and-one-half-acres, the home bears it’s ornithological moniker from its many bird-inspired design elements throughout.

LindenHill1$16,500,000 USD | Gladwyne, Pennsylvania | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty 

The second home, named “Linden Hill,” can be found in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Designed between 1928 and 1931 by Edmund B. Gilchrist for stockbroker Rodman Ellison Griscom, this French Norman-Style home was owned by the Dorrance family for over 50 years.

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Sprawling 67 acres, discover an initial courtyard formed by turreted caretaker’s quarters, a 10-car garage, stables and additional staff houses leads to the crest of a hill. At the end of a narrow-walled lane, the magnificent manor house reveals itself, a majestic example of inspired design of breathtaking scale and symmetry. Pass through the courtyard entry where brick chimney stacks on guest houses cleverly frame the main house, and behold a truly historic mansion, beautifully maintained with complete respect for its origins, yet offering every modern amenity. 

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Its grand-scale formal rooms offer elegant and easy, expansive or intimate entertaining spaces. Private quarters are equally inviting with family living quarters that accommodate guests for short-term or extended stays. Beyond the main house are two pools, a pool house, tennis court and a beautiful aviary, all set within absolutely stunning gardens and grounds.

Maine1$6,295,000 USD | Bar Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty 

Lastly, we find ourselves in Bar Harbor, Maine at “La Rochelle” – a captivating waterfront retreat and one of the village’s most treasured addresses. As covered in Mansion Global, the home is truly an iconic piece of Bar Harbor’s legacy.

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In the early 1940s, the home belonged to Tristram and Ethel Colket; before marrying Tristram, Ethel bore the surname Dorrance as she was daughter of John Thompson Dorrance, co-founder of the Campbell Soup Company. Built in 1902, this Georgian Revival masterpiece was the village’s first brick summer cottage.

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Looking out over Frenchman Bay, this sprawling home is an architectural and historic masterpiece; among its features are forty-one rooms in the 13,000 plus square-feet of living space, manicured gardens and lawn, and nearly three oceanfront acres.

On six of the Earth’s seven continents, discover exclusive tours of luxury homes on the Extraordinary Living blog

Posted on September 7, 2017

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