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Inside a Parisian-Inspired San Francisco Manor

In keeping with the motifs of its inspiration—the hôtels particuliers of France—this stately manor in Pacific Heights is gracefully positioned “entre cour et jardin”—that is, between a refined entry courtyard and a glorious backyard garden. Its undeniably classic architecture and influence notwithstanding, the residence is a perfectly modern milieu, at ease with contemporary fittings and furnishings as well as technological comforts and conveniences. Its generous scale, lofty ceilings, expansive wall space, and thoughtfully placed lighting create the ideal environs for art. Continue reading Inside a Parisian-Inspired San Francisco Manor at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

The Life Aquatic | 4 More Homes With Architectural Water Features

Water features have the ability to transform an ordinary property into something extraordinary—they become a locus for both drama and history. From idyllic ponds to antique fountains to entrancing infinity pools, an architectural water feature sets a striking scene, no matter if you’re in California or Paris. These four exceptional listings prove that a water statement is a powerful—and memorable—architectural move to make. An Elegant Estate in Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California | Gregory Bega & Lindsay Galbraith, Sotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage Upon entering the grounds of this custom chateau in Los Angeles, guests are greeted by a French-style fountain worthy of Marie Antoinette. Continue reading The Life Aquatic | 4 More Homes With Architectural Water Features at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Making a Splash: 5 Homes with Tranquil Fountains

Whether Old World or modern in inspiration, a fountain brings the serene sounds of water to any home. At each of these five estates—from Florida to California wine country—a fountain becomes an eye-catching element that turns an outdoor area into a peaceful, placid oasis. Frogmore Vineyard Estate Sonoma, California | Tina Shone, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage At the end of a long drive lined with oak trees, jasmine, clematis, and roses, this refined home and guesthouse overlook approximately 14.5 acres of lush wine country land, some nine acres of which are planted with Chardonnay vines. Continue reading Making a Splash: 5 Homes with Tranquil Fountains at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in May 2021

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Laguna Beach, California | John Cain, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty  A beautiful beachfront property that was once the home of screen legend Bette Davis has gone on the market for $19.995 million. Inside Bette Davis’s former coastal home – a stunning French Normandy estate in Laguna Beach – Homes & Gardens House Hunting in Peru: An Eco-Compound in the Andes for $1.6 Million – New York Times Hot property: five homes for sale on coastal paths – Financial Times Tour a $28M Oceanfront Mansion in the South of France – Cottages & Gardens A Minnesota Home With European Flair – Wall Street Journal Live Like ‘The King of Cool’ in This Newly Listed Malibu Beach House for $12.2M – Mansion Global Spectacular Townhouse at the Andalusia, $2.6M – California Home + Design What You Get: $4 Million Homes in California – New York Times A prospector’s paradise? Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in May 2021 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside a Peerless Fifth Avenue Residence

Of the sights epitomizing life in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art—with its Beaux Arts façade, stately steps, and fountained plaza—sits near the top of the list. When leaves are falling from the trees in autumn, the dining room window in this spectacular 8,000-square-foot residence—located in one of Fifth Avenue’s most prestigious buildings—frames that scene, fashioning a personal piece of dynamic art representing one of the most iconic tableaux in the city. New York, New York | Juliette R. Continue reading Inside a Peerless Fifth Avenue Residence at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $20 Million | May 2021

From a transformative contemporary home in New York City to homes in Utah, Switzerland, and California, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $20 million. New York, New York New York, New York | Juliette R. Janssens & Allison B. Koffman, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage Linked by a series of doors, the public spaces—a formal dining room, an expansive living room, and an inviting library—make a marvelous enfilade of sophisticated living and entertaining areas with an effortless flow and a magnificent view stretching down Fifth Avenue. Continue reading New & Notable Luxury Homes For Sale Over $20 Million | May 2021 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Saddle-Up for these 5 Equestrian Estates

Harnessing luxurious accommodations for owners and the finest facilities for their equine friends, these distinctive estates—in singular settings from East Coast to West—are stylish winners across the board. Hidden Valley Haven Thousand Oaks, California | Sheri Karp, Sotheby’s International Realty – Westlake Village Brokerage This gated 22-acre estate nestled in legendary Hidden Valley—one of the most exclusive ranch areas in the United States—benefits from truly majestic views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Continue reading Saddle-Up for these 5 Equestrian Estates at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

5 Homes to Highlight Your Art Collection

As art collectors know, the presentation of a collection is a large part of the joy of owning the pieces themselves. In addition to being familiar with the correct steps for framing and lighting fine art, having the right environment for presenting paintings, photography, and sculptures is paramount. The following five luxury homes have prime spaces for highlighting your favorite pieces, and may just inspire your next acquisition. A Sea Views Villa in Saint-Tropez, France Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty As impressive as the Mediterranean Sea vistas from this seven-bedroom Saint-Tropez villa may be, guests will be equally as impressed with the artwork you choose to display indoors. Continue reading 5 Homes to Highlight Your Art Collection at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Mood Board | Fine Art

Clockwise from top left: 1. Sotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage 2. Austria Sotheby’s International Realty 3. Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage 4. Untitled drawing (1958) by Zdzislaw Beksinski 5. LUXHABITAT Sotheby’s International Realty 6. Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty 7. AA78 (1978) by Zdzislaw Beksinski 8. Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage While blooming flowers signal the beginning of spring, changing our interior surroundings for the season takes a bit of intentional ingenuity. Continue reading Mood Board | Fine Art at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

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