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Significant Sales – Best of Volume I

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From captivating waterfront retreats and soaring metropolitan penthouses, to vast, sprawling ranches and everything in between, many remarkable properties were featured in Volume I of Significant Sales. Here are five of the top homes from Significant Sales – Best of Volume I.

01-BriggsFreeman

Price Undisclosed | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Texas, USA

The largest sale in the history of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, The W.T. Waggoner Ranch is one of the largest and most famous ranches in the United States and was established in 1849. Never before o ered for sale in 165 years of ownership prior to this sale, the sprawling Ranch estate includes more than 535,000-contiguous acres spread over six North Texas counties, incorporating two main compounds, many homes and signi cant infra- structure, including a 65,000-square-foot Ranch o ce headquarters in nearby Vernon, Texas.

02-HOM

$45,000,000 USD | HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty | California, USA

Twin Points is an over two-acre landmark oceanfront estate on the coast of Southern California. Majestically situated, its 1,400 lineal feet of waterfront include two massive landforms projecting into the ocean. Together, these “twin points” shelter the private cove that lies between. Atop the rock, magnificent gardens and lawns transform the site into a paradise. Behind its gates, improvements include a motor court, a Polynesian-themed main residence, and a guest house. A pool and terraces await repose. Meticulously kept, these elements complement the setting and subtly bring order to an environment directed to the out of doors. A private white sand cove further distinguishes the uniqueness of this estate and adjoins a man-made lagoon.

03-EastSide

$35,000,000 USD | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage | New York, USA

This stunning high oor apartment at 101 Central Park West between 70th and 71st Streets was impeccably renovated by Shelton, Mindel & Associates, featured in Architectural Digest and o ers the rare combination of contemporary living in a venerable pre-war co-op. Approximately 7,000 square-feet with more than ve bedrooms and boasting a vast expanse of 100 linear feet directly on the Park. The en lade of entertaining rooms includes a dramatic living room with wood burning replace, a wonderful dining room and a sun- ooded corner library with lovely views to the Midtown skyline.

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01-Damianos

$35,000,000 USD | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty | Bahamas

Located in the exclusive community of Lyford Cay this spectacular family home is on a fabulous beach in the most private and secure of settings. Los Pastores has a total of 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, ve dressing rooms, dining room, games room, TV room, study/library, family kitchen and commercial kitchen, a large wood paneled Plantation drawing room and elevator all on nearly three acres of private tropical landscaped grounds. Complete with spacious verandas and a beachfront Tiki bar with sundeck overlooking the sea and the over ow swimming pool, experience spectacular sunsets, morning swims or a jog on the beach all at your ngertips in a beautiful setting. Amenities include a gym, grass tennis court, sta accommodation, three-car garage and stand-by generator.

02-Turks & Caicos

$22,500,000 USD | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty | Turks & Caicos

Oliver’s Cove is perfectly positioned with nearly 800 feet of beach frontage on over six acres, including 357 feet of frontage for future expansion. Oliver’s Cove is the premier estate amongst only 12 private homes on this private island paradise. The Main House, with four bedrooms, ve-and-a-half bathrooms and 9,153-square-feet under roof boasts an in nity-edge pool set directly in the sand. The ultra-high quality interior is functional, elegant and exquisitely crafted, featuring approximately 20,000-square-feet of hand-troweled Venetian plaster walls and ceilings with aged, exposed wooden beams and hickory wood ooring throughout.

Discover all of the homes in our Best of Volume I issue of Significant Sales

Gluckman-Tang, LTL, and NADAAA selected as finalists for arts center in Telluride, Colorado

From The Architects Newspaper

By • April 11, 2017

Gluckman-Tang, LTL, and NADAAA selected as finalists for arts center in Telluride, Colorado. (Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

Gluckman-Tang, LTL, and NADAAA selected as finalists for arts center in Telluride, Colorado. (Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

A tiny mountain town nestled in the Rocky Mountains is bringing in the big guns for the adaptive reuse of a beloved crumbling warehouse in its burgeoning arts district.

Already a destination for the outdoorsy, the former mining village of Telluride, Colorado, decided to add ‘thriving arts community’ to the list of reasons to come and visit. Local non-profit Telluride Arts was instrumental in the push for more cultural programming and is responsible for the adaptive reuse of the dilapidated, but adored, Telluride Transfer Warehouse.

The 6,000-square-foot sandstone warehouse stands at the heart of the arts district, making it an ideal spot for a center for the arts and a good candidate for restoration. After gaining approval for restoration, Telluride Arts launched a national design competition earlier this year. “Key elements of the program include a Kunsthalle for exhibitions, flexible spaces that transform to host a multitude of events, and a small, museum-style bar/cafe that invites a constant flow of people and casual gatherings into a living-room atmosphere,” said the arts organization on their website.

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

Thirty firms put their names forward and, after careful selection, three finalists have been chosen: Gluckman-Tang and Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis of New York, and NADAAA of Boston. The finalists will now have two months and a $10,000 stipend to put together a conceptual plan ready to present to the community on May 30.

During that time, the teams will visit Telluride get to know the town and the little warehouse that could. The building is listed as a National Historic Landmark and has stood for over 100 years. Originally built in 1906, it was in use until its roof collapsed in 1979. Since then, the building has stood vacant and decaying, a period that has become as much a part of its history as the life it had prior to 1979.

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

NADAAA touched on this relationship of crumbling historic landmark and contemporary cultural hub in their statement to Telluride Arts.

“Rare is the opportunity to both preserve an important historic landmark and create something wholly unprecedented,” said Katie Faulkner and Nader Tehrani of NADAAA. “The Transfer Warehouse stands as a monument to Telluride’s history of perseverance. The fundamental challenge of the project will be to maintain the power of the ruin while sponsoring the vision and opportunity through architectural speculation for the Arts District.”

The final presentation will occur in Telluride on May 30 and Telluride Arts anticipates construction on the project to begin in 2019. To learn more about the Telluride Transfer Warehouse visit the Telluride Arts website here.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | March 2017

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From the sprawling Owl Mountain Ranch in Aspen, Colorado to a modern designer villa in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Colorado

$50,000,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Located adjacent to the West Buttermilk Ski Area on 61 private acres at the end of the road, the Owl Mountain Ranch includes a 15,664-square-foot main home with seven bedrooms, seven full-baths, and three half-baths, as well as a 2,000-square-foot caretaker’s home with three bedrooms and three full-baths and a 7,500-square-foot barn that includes a 3,000-square-foot heated vehicle maintenance center with lift. Additional features include an inviting great room, chef’s kitchen with two ovens, study, theater, pub room, wine room, billiards room, vaulted ceilings, rich wooden accents, private ski run and amazing views.

Croatia

Price Upon Request | Croatia | Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty

The beautiful Croatian coast hides a world-class rarity, a unique property at 220,000 square-meters located in a Nature Park. Adria comprises five buildings with sea water swimming pools, a heliport, a private beach and marina, bowling, tennis and basketball courts, a paintball field, a four-kilometer promenade, an orchard and olive groves and a smart golf course are only some of the features of the property. It is located on a peninsula, which makes it easily accessible while providing the complete isolation of a private island.

Dubai

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

With over 15,000 square-feet of built-up area, this luxurious property sits as Dubai’s largest five-star hotel penthouse. The lavish six-bedroom duplex, located in world-renowned Palazzo Versace hotel, has no equal. Vastu compliant, this ground level duplex with an in-house elevator boasts six en-suite bedrooms, private pool, garden and terrace, two staff accommodation rooms, 10 parking spaces, and panoramic views of the Canal, the Marina, the central lagoon pool, and gardens.

Pennsylvania

$13,950,000 USD | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty

Occupying a commanding position atop the Pittsburgh skyline, this three-story penthouse offers the ultimate in sophisticated urban living. The culmination of exceptionally curated materials, custom craftsmanship and peerless design, this one-of-a-kind residence features inlaid maple, white oak, and merbau wood floors flowing past walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city below.

Mallorca

10.900.000 € EUR | Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

A newly built designer villa in Son Vida, this breathtaking home features views of the bay of Palma. The house measures 760 square-meters and features six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The entrance hall showcases a piano as a striking centerpiece and the open kitchen, living and dining area flows naturally onto the terrace and swimming pool with its beautiful views and wonderful Mediterranean ambience. On the lower level, there is a fitness room, sauna, lounge, home cinema, kitchenette and a wine cellar with tasting area on this floor.

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Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue XII

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From a sprawling ranch in Colorado, to a coveted estate in California, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Czech Republic, Malta, South Africa, and Australia.

$16,250,000 USD | Colorado, USA | Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty

The sprawling Vista Verde Ranch in Clark, Colorado, built in 2010, is an 83,000-square-foot property most recently used as a guest ranch. Earning a AAA Four Diamond rating in the United States garnering its premier status, its shadowed by the rugged peaks of the snowcapped Zirkel Range at the headwaters of the Elk River; Vista Verde Ranch consists of 587 acres.

4a. 66 Seafield Lane B0030163

$15,000,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

This 16,000-square-foot waterfront estate was designed in 1903 for coal baron William Atwater by architect Henry Bacon, best known for his design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Overlooking scenic Quantuck Bay with 620 feet of water frontage, the manor house boasts 24 rooms including, nine bedrooms, six fireplaces, nine-full and two-half-baths. The exceptional property includes a charming carriage house with century-old grape vines, and stand-alone four-car garage.

05. Pacific

$15,000,000 USD | California, USA | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

This oceanfront masterpiece is nestled on a blu overlooking a scenic cove in La Jolla. Guests rst enter the home through a spacious courtyard with a welcoming replace and carefully designed details. At nearly 8,700 square-feet, this three-story home has ve bedrooms, 10 baths, an o ce, wine cellar, and a 12-seat movie theater. The oceanfront patios and lawn area provide the perfect ambiance to enjoy every sunset.

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LewGeffen

R120,000,000 | South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

An estate of incomparable grandeur and palatial elegance, this gated residence sits on over 1,600 square-meters in one of the most coveted streets in Clifton. Magnificent in scale and unstinting in luxury, the home is created for living and entertaining on a grand scale. The property includes six bedrooms – four upstairs, two on the guest floor and two staff quarters. Additional amenities include a wine cellar, indoor gym with pool and spa and a commercial elevator. Modern contemporary finishes include marble slabs, wooden floors and smart technology. A Lutron lighting system, touch screen alarm, and CCTV all add to the home’s beauty and livability. A detached guard house with security room services this community.

Melbourne

AUD 9,250,000 | Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

Commanding spectacular views across the Fitzroy Gardens to the city, as well as distant views of Port Phillip Bay, this stunning world-class apartment represents the ultimate luxurious Melbourne lifestyle experience. Enviably positioned within the premium 150 Clarendon Street development and enjoying house-like proportions, this exquisite domain delivers a flawless array of living and entertainment spaces. Only moments to local shopping, cafes, restaurants, The Fitzroy Gardens, The MCG, Melbourne Park, the CBD and transport.

Discover more in Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue XII

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi List Montecito Villa for $45 million

From The Hollywood Reporter:

3:40 PM PDT 3/20/2017 by Peter Kiefer

Since purchasing the home in 2013 for $26.5 million, the couple has acquired two adjacent properties that pushed the size of the current estate to 16.88 acres.

In her continued (unofficial) pursuit to become one of Hollywood’s most prolific and successful house flippers, Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, the actress Portia de Rossi, have listed their Montecito villa for $45 million.

Since purchasing the home in 2013 for $26.5 million, the couple has acquired two adjacent properties that pushed the size of the current estate to 16.88 acres. The stonework, landscaping with olive and eucalyptus trees and the rustic-chic interior are clear evocations of a home that could have existed on the Appian Way centuries ago that was owned by a Roman senator.

The 10,500-square-foot home sits atop a winding, secluded street with ocean views on one side and mountain views on the other. Designed and built in the 1930s by architect Wallace Frost, the home has six bedrooms, six baths, nine fireplaces, a media room, multiple libraries, a living room, a formal dining room, and a modern kitchen with marble-wrapped surfaces. In the photos below, note the walls of locally quarried stone, the barrel-tiled roof, terra-cotta surfaces, and exposed ceiling beams, all complemented by 18th century Italian tiles.

The grounds feature several fountains, statues and gardens, along with an outdoor dining area. The most modern addition is an indoor-outdoor entertaining area with an infinity pool, a tennis court and a Japanese soaking tub.

The listing agent on the home is Sotheby’s Suzanne Perkins. To visit Suzanne’s website click here

5 Majestic Castles For Sale Now

Castles have long captured the imaginations of European royalty, who dotted the Old World with them starting in the 9th century. The enduring appeal of such grand estates lies not only in the muscular nature of their design—which often feature moats, keeps, and battlements—but in their downright palatial size, some clocking in at thousands of square feet and encompassing hundreds of acres. We’ve rounded up the five most majestic properties currently on the market, from a $3.4 million Victorian-era estate in the Scottish Highlands to a $17.8 million fortification north of Bordeaux.

Dournazac, France | $17.8 million  Photo: Courtesy of Allez-Français

Set amid 408 acres a couple of hours northeast of Bordeaux, the imposing Château de Montbrun dates from 1179. Although pillaged then rebuilt in the 1430s, the 16-bedroom manor nonetheless retains its original eight-story crenellated tower and medieval moat, while its current owners have added luxuries like radiant-heat floors and an elevator, cinema room, and sauna. Listed as a historic monument, the site is where Richard the Lionheart is said to have died from a wound sustained during a siege of a nearby castle.

Contact: allez-francais.com

Milngavie, Scotland | $3.4 million  Photo: Savills

Dating from 1885, this storybook Victorian pile is located outside Glasgow, at the edge of the Scottish Highlands. The current owners acquired the 11-bedroom retreat, dubbed Craigallian, in the 1990s, maintaining original decorative features such as inlaid oak paneling, fleur-de-lis plasterwork, and elaborate cornices while modernizing spaces like the kitchen—which was outfitted by kitchen-design firm Clive Christian. A veritable sporting haven, the rambling 340-acre property features a large trout-stocked lake and boathouse, horse stables, and a charming two-bedroom sandstone cottage with its own conservatory and garden.

Contact: savills.com

Málaga, Spain | $10.7 million  Photo: Kristina Szekely Sotheby’s International Realty

To help safeguard Spain’s  southern coast in the 1620s, King Philip IV ordered a fortress be built on a nearby mountainside overlooking the Mediterranean. In 1929, with the stronghold long abandoned, the Count of Mieres asked the French firm Lahalle et Levard to craft a majestic 27,000-square-foot neo-Moorish palace on the 1.5-acre parcel. Refurbished as a luxe eight-key hotel a decade ago, the property retains original elements like Mauméjean stained-glass windows, wrought-iron chandeliers, and marble floors—not to mention the ancient ruins, now presiding over the lush terrace.

Contact: sothebysrealty.com

Asti, Italy | $5.1 million  Photo: Turin Sotheby’s International Realty

In the early 1900s a local nobleman was gifted this 15th-century Piedmont estate as a token of gratitude for his military service, and he promptly enlisted architect Giovanni Chevalley to oversee an extensive renovation and expansion. Organized around a central courtyard, the horseshoe-shaped plan now holds six bedrooms, a tower, and a consecrated chapel across 21,500 square feet. (Original details were graciously preserved as well, including frescoes from 1633, intricate plaster moldings, and an impressive sandstone fireplace carved with a coat of arms.) Dotted with vernacular outbuildings, the manicured eight-acre grounds boast staff quarters, a barn, and a greenhouse, plus an orchard and a private lake.

Contact: sothebysrealty.com

Limburg, Belgium | $9.6 million  Photo: Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1998 Belgian industrialist Jos Vaessen purchased this 18th-century compound, known as Château Ommerstein, situated about 50 miles east of Brussels. “It was more or less a ruin,” he said in 2012, describing the property’s condition prior to architect Vittorio Simoni’s exhaustive eight-year renovation, which introduced Art Deco–inspired interiors and modern amenities (including an elevator and rooftop terrace) to the 25,000-square-foot, 12-bedroom villa. A pair of spacious detached wings, meanwhile, contain staff quarters, stables, and a four-car garage. There’s also a heated pool on the estate, whose 33 acres are graced by some of the country’s oldest giant sequoias.

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Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue XI

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From a contemporary mountain home in Aspen, Colorado, to an exquisite lakefront estate in Austin, Texas, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Australia, Belgium, Italy and Germany.

01. Aspen

$24,000,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on a captivating front row lot on Aspen’s prestigious Willoughby Way, this home is a vision of contemporary style and sophistication. Intelligently designed by David Johnston Architects and meticulously crafted by Paul Rasmussen, Pitkin Green will be well served by its newest addition. Comprising 8,710 square-feet of elegant, yet comfortable heated living spaces, the development team has brought all of their experience and expertise to bear on this unique project. The home utilizes three levels to incorporate six bedroom suites, six-full baths, two-half baths, exercise room, wine room with bar, o ce, 750-square-foot three-car garage, and 2,960 square-feet of patios and decks. The comprehensive landscape plan allows for enjoyment of the outdoor experience as much as the indoor.

04. East Side

$13,900,000 USD | New York City, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage 

On Fifth Avenue, you have it all; the best of the city, architecture, museums, and tree lined streets. Carnegie Hill is a neighborhood that o ers a perfect dose of charm. As you exit the elevator that opens up onto the private landing of your 12-room residence, you are lured into your living room by the captivating views of picture-perfect Central Park, the Central Park Reservoir and the south-facing New York skyline. Beyond perfection, this unimaginable renovated home enjoys soaring ceilings and large picture windows that showcases Central Park greenery from every room.

05. Kuper

$11,500,000 USD | Austin, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

This exceptional Mediterranean villa overlooking Lake Austin offers four opulent acres of breathtaking panoramic views surrounded by a lush landscape. This magnificent waterfront estate is highlighted by six oversized bedrooms, seven-full and two-half baths, three living rooms, two dining rooms, wine room, butler’s pantry, gym with kitchenette, library and office, pool, boat house and seven boat slips, four-car garage, and detached guest quarters. Masterfully designed to provide supreme privacy and lavish entertaining while also being conveniently located to downtown.

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Australia

Price Undisclosed | Australia | Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty

Offered for sale for the first time, this signature position at the spectacular and sheltered end of Fisherman’s Beach within the tightly held cul-de- sac of Weeroona Estate, provides incredible views across Port Phillip Bay, Police Point and Portsea Pier. Once owned by Australia’s 17th Prime Minister, Harold Holt, this 1,885-square-meter allotment is the perfect private setting for this modern home. Constructed in 1990 and featuring a N/S mod-grass tennis court and fully tiled self -cleaning pool, the home also features private stairs, providing quick beach access to the water’s edge and stunning cove of Weeroona Bay. Comprising five bedrooms over two levels, the residence also offers a spacious kitchen that overlooks the dining and living areas with a gas log fireplace that spills out to a generous terrace where ships sailing through punctuate an otherwise serene outlook.

Italy

€5.550.000 EUR | Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

This one-of-a-kind penthouse, situated in a prestigious building built at the end of the 19th century, enjoys unrivaled views of the Castello Sforzesco. The property is set over two floors and features a large living room on the top floor with double sun light exposure, game and reading area, dining room, bath, kitchen with balcony and a service area with laundry and bathroom. The top floor is complemented by a planted panoramic terrace. The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and bathroom while the home also offers a second double bedroom and a large bedroom with adjacent bathroom all situated downstairs.

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