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In collaboration with Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty and several other resort Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates across the nation we present – LIVE Ski, an exclusive video highlighting the top destinations to live and ski in the U.S.  There are two versions of the video, one full length representing all participating SIR Affiliates (see video below and click on “LIVE” to play) and one short clip representing just Telluride/Telluride SIR (see video above and click on “LIVE” to play).

Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty | App Benefits

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The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand has introduced revolutionary augmented reality (AR) app Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty(sm).  Here are some of the ways the app will benefit homebuyers, sellers, and real estate agents.

According the Harvard Business Review’s A Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality, research has shown that an AR experience allows consumers to form more accurate expectations, therefore increasing confidence in purchasing decisions and shortening the sales cycle.

  • For prospective homebuyers – Viewing a potential house in AR breaks down visualization barriers that often accompany the homebuying process, allowing prospective homebuyers the unique ability to envision the house in their personal taste and style. Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty offers the opportunity for buyers to ultimately see a house as their own home, increasing confidence in any purchasing decisions.
  • For home sellers / Sotheby’s International Realty clients – Selling a home with a Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate means tapping into the power of AR to sell the home by helping prospective buyers overcome the visualization barriers of touring an empty home or one decorated in style that differs from their taste.
  • For the Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate – The benefits for the sales associate are similar to those of the homebuyer and seller; Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty empowers the sales associate to present a home in an objective and neutral manner. The app also alleviates the need for sales associates to physically stage homes, allowing them to save money on the costs of either renting or buying and storing furniture.

Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty is destined to become a go-to resource for Sotheby’s International Realty sales associates,” said Ashley F. Morris, vice president of marketing, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.  “This app is the first of its kind for residential real estate and perfectly aligns with our goal to deliver an immersive experience tailored to each client’s individual style. Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty unites innovation with our commitment to providing exceptional service to our clients by allowing sales associates to take on a meaningful role in the transformation of a house into a home.”

Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty is available now for download in the Google Play Store.  The app was built with Google’s ARCore, which can run on 100 million Android devices worldwide.  The Sotheby’s International Realty brand will launch Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty for iOS this spring through a continued partnership with roOomy.

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | March 2018

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From an inspiring, modern home in New Zealand to a grand, suburban estate in London, England, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Queenstown, New Zealand | Julian Brown & Mark Harris – New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Meticulous planning during the construction of this home has resulted in a truly inspiring property, one that cannot help but impress. Precise attention to detail is evident throughout this significant home; from the moment of your arrival, the awe-inspiring, modern lines of the home’s striking exterior leave a lasting and powerful first impression.

Tribeca, New York | Laurie Silverman – Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

140 Franklin Street is situated on the highly coveted corner of Franklin and Varick Streets and is considered one of Tribeca’s most important landmarked loft buildings – an architectural masterpiece built in 1887. Designed by Albert Wagner, the architect of the famous Puck Building, with a lobby specially commissioned by world-renowned artist Sol LeWitt, this exquisite home offers two master suites, four additional bedrooms, four full-baths, a karaoke room, and powder room for guests.

Portofino, Italy | Barbara Fregonara – Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Overlooking the beautiful Bay of Portofino, this villa is spread over multiple levels for a total surface of 750 square-meters, plus parkland of around 1,800 square-meters overlooking the sea. The property consists of large living room and dining room, kitchen and office, service area, three master suites with bathroom and wardrobe, studio, wellness area with indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and fitness center.

San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico | Marco Ehrenberg & Jhoanna Higuera – Los Cabos Sotheby’s International Realty

Bahia Rocas is a 12,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom estate within the gated community of Villas Del Mar. Exceptional Spanish architecture meets modern comfort and features wrought-iron fixtures, intricate tile work and colorful linens, all reflecting the artisanal skill and vibrant spirit of Mexican design.

London, England | Aree Rand – United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This newly-built, 14,358-square-foot home is set on Ingram Avenue, a highly sought-after leafy road in Hampstead Garden Suburb, which is defined by absolute privacy by backing directly onto Turners Wood Bird Sanctuary. The property is within walking distance to Kenwood House as well as Hampstead Heath.

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The Collector’s Edition | Wine Cellars

The Collector’s Edition | Wine Cellars
Posted on February 6, 2018 by sothebysrealty

Corkscrews, glasses, and decanters are all elegant, essential tools for wine-tasting; but for the true oenophile, nothing beats the holy grail of a unique, well-stocked wine cellar. Ready to impress guests—and yourself—in your own private tasting room? Here, we present six homes to house your wine collection.

Telluride, Colorado, United States
Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Bill Fandel for more information

There’s no quintessential après ski indulgence as beloved as a drink after a long day on the slopes. Paradiso in Telluride is an incredible contemporary home with an unbeatable mountain setting. The property includes a beautiful reflective pond, indulgent master and guest suites, and cozy living areas with impressive fireplaces, indoor and out. Grab a bottle from the glass wine cellar and cook something up in the Bulthaup-designed chef’s kitchen.

Sainte-Marthe, Quebec, Canada
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada | Contact Bea Jarzynska for more information

Unmatched equestrian pursuits rule this stately Quebec home just 45 minutes from downtown Montreal. Over 50 acres of manicured grounds offer plenty of room to ride. Inside, classic architectural detailing outlines every room. Between the luxe master suite (with its huge dressing room) and inviting common areas, there’s plenty of room to enjoy a post-ride Riesling in the inviting warmth of the wood-clad wine cellar.

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Samir Jhina for more information

Between the helipad and two-story pool house to the tennis court and heated pool, you’ll have plenty of reasons to open a bottle or two and relax at this grand South African estate. Marble flooring, detailed crown molding and cornice designs, one-of-a-kind finishing, and sweeping cherry wood set a tone of royal repose throughout.

The bar offers plenty of working space for arranging charcuterie boards to pair with your pinot noir, and landscaped fountains provide the perfect accompaniment to soak in the flavors of a South African Chenin blanc.

São Paulo, Brazil
Bossa Nova Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Julio Cesar Rodrigues for more information

Good friends, good wine, good life—that’s the positive motto setting the tone at this lively apartment in Itaim, São Paulo. Quirky design choices and a fantastic location near Brigadeiro Faria Lima Avenue and Pinheiros Club make this home the choice spot for those seeking easy access to the warmth, food, and joie de vivre of Brazil. Pairs well with a spicy red blend.

Kampa Island, Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic Sotheby’s International Realty

The perfect palate cleanser: a historic, full-bodied house on Prague’s Kampa Island has undergone a clean, fantastic reconstruction. The character of the property has been maintained, with the original cellar now converted into an impressive, chic wine cellar. Stash bottles for an end-of-day sip after exploring the legendary Lennon Wall, neighboring Grand Priory Palace, and nearby French embassy.

Caesarea, Israel
Israel Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Shelly Belzer-Smelzer for more information

Consider this stone wine cellar the fantastic, lingering note of this full-bodied estate in Israel. Gold leaf inlay ceilings and moldings, commissioned chandeliers, a private elevator, and in-floor heating make the 25-person dining room, 10 bedrooms, and grand master bedroom—not to mention the rest of this 1620-square-meter, four-story mansion—a standout in function and design. Enjoy a glass of your finest with guests as you take in the panoramic views and sunsets over the Mediterranean Sea.

When choosing the perfect pairing for the modern collector, it ultimately comes down to preference; but each of these stunning properties offers its own distinct style and complex, unique finish.

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Best of 2017 | Top 5 Destinations

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You clicked and we counted – this week we’ll take a look back at your favorite blogsvideos, destinations, and homes from in 2017.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a global presence; with offices in 69 countries, we showcase homes in the world’s most sought after locales. Here are the top five destination cities visited on in 2017.

New York City, 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 a trophy residence on Madison Square Park. Designed by Pembrooke and Ives and spanning three floors, with over 10,000 square-feet of living space, this residence is the epitome of New York City living.

Contact Brad IngallsMara Flash BlumKevin B. Brown, and Nikki Field for more information

London, England

United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

This magnificent, contemporary house with private courtyard and staff accommodation in the heart of Chelsea features a state-of-the-art home theater, masterfully executed glass design, and enjoys close proximity to local shopping and restaurants.

Contact Shereen Malik for more information

Los Angeles, California

Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage

“The Point” is the ultimate in traditional detail combined with modern finishes. Years in the making, this incredible estate in Los Angeles offers nine bedrooms and 14 baths. Public rooms include formal living room, wood-paneled library, family room overlooking pool, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room , screening room for 10 guests, billiards room, three bars, gym and wellness area.

Contact Barbara Boyle for more information

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

This bespoke villa boasts a spot in a truly special location with the best beachfront frontage available for a private residence in Dubai. The villa provides full ocean and skyline views back to the Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Marina. Its wide and private decks allow for complete privacy with lush garden surroundings.

Contact Leigh Williamson for more information

Paris, France

Paris Quest Sotheby’s International Realty

This residence comprises two apartments with over 16-foot ceilings in the heart of Paris. Over 1,000 and 2,000 square-feet of living space in each, respectively, these apartments can be connected. Also featured are six maid’s rooms and two garages.

Contact Virginie de Saint Leger for more information

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New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale


From a vast historic island estate in New York to a modern masterpiece in Dubai, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

NewYork$125,000,000 USD | Glen Cove, New York | Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

Salutation is an exquisite 46-plus-acre island on the North Shore of Long Island. The land was granted by King George I and purchased by Peter Caverly in 1721 for two hundred pounds. More than 10 adjacent acres were granted with “underwater” rights, valuable for fishing, clamming and boating. The tranquil 28-plus-acre pond, which flows into the Long Island Sound, is home to oyster beds and many varieties of wildlife. The fortified 700-foot sea wall, a 250-foot dock that accommodates yachts and seaplanes, and a helicopter landing spot complete this phenomenal property.

Canada36 200 000 $ CAD | North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Canada Sotheby’s International Realty

In total, this property comprises three separate titles, over 14 acres, a 9,000-square-foot custom-built West Coast home, another self-contained Guest House, working 12-stall paddock/barn, and Greenhouse. The main residence melds indigenous materials of stone, fir, and glass, spilling onto the maturely planted grounds of both native and specimen plantings, with natural and man-made water features. The homes are mechanically superior and the seamless marriage of West Coast architecture and Japanese influence create the perfect backdrop for this one and only retreat. Never before offered as one, the possibilities are endless and with RS3 zoning the future potential, this really could be the last of its kind and is truly a Lower Mainland trophy.

Singapore$16,000,000 SGD | Singapore | List Sotheby’s International Realty

This minimalistic bungalow-style home in Treasure Island’s Sentosa Cove features captivating, modern amenities such as a floating staircase, infinity edge pool with indoor access, open floorplan, and incredible views. The home also features a rooftop terrace, partially covered and ideal for entertaining.

Colorado$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.

Dubai129,000,000 د.إ AED | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

With an expansive 26,000-square-foot built-up area, this Emirates Hills villa exhibits the finest in architectural design and materials used to create a serene family home. From the moment you enter this full golf course-facing home, you feel a sense of tranquility. The oversized picture windows that are inserted into the structure, allows every room to enjoy fabulous views.

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The Escape of Ranch Living


 Your home can be a frontier: A place where retreat does not mean about-face departure but rather engagement and renewed focus. A space that is both wild and historical — where you free your soul and find your inspiration. It can be a place where horses run.

The properties below embrace cultural heritage, living legacies and untamed nature — environments where you can go both deep and wide. They are vast, with views to forever and traditions rooted in the way-back, designed for the present.

These are luxurious homes in rugged and rural places, with all the resources, access and amenities to provide year-round comfort and revelation — homes designed for hosting exploration and discovery.

1886 S Geneva Road

1886 S Geneva Road, Orem, Utah 84058, United States
Price: $19,500,000 | Beds: 9 | Baths: 15 | Partial baths: 5 | Square feet: 29,936 | Acres: 18.77 Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

It began as one family’s dream to create a place where memories could be made to last a lifetime. It became a stunning residence and recreational facility on nearly 20 acres in a private Utah enclave.

Situated between Utah Lake and the city of Orem, the property is its own microcosm. The main residence, a 20,000-square-foot home called The Barn, gracefully melds classic European design with an American Western aesthetic that reflects the area’s neighboring farms and history. It was built to the highest standards to last for centuries — European carpenters aided the construction. Some of the Barn’s highlights: timber frames; cathedral doors and ceilings; mountain views; a massive central fireplace; an indoor 3-D theater designed by Disney employees to feel alfresco; an indoor pub room with full bar, pool table and other parlor games; a private bathroom in every bedroom; highest-end features and appliances; a 1939 Bösendorfer imperial grand piano from a Vienna opera house; and far more, uniting luxury with fun.

Gracefully melding classic European design with an American Western aesthetic, this stunning home has everything the modern rancher could wish for.Photo Credit: Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

The property features an acre-large engineered pond (stocked with trophy-size fish), a boathouse (which includes changing/bathrooms and a lounge), a dock and boats. The outdoor swimming pool resembles an old rock quarry, with jump-off spots, an underground waterslide, multiple waterfalls, a hot tub, two water cannons, a kids’ pool and a secret passage into the rock face.

It also has a garage and hotel-style guesthouse; a motocross course designed by an industry pro, with a state-of-the-art motorcycle maintenance shop that houses a wet bar and full lounge amenities (could be a stand-alone apartment); two fire pits among the trees; a storybook tree house with AC and heating; a zip line; a “little red schoolhouse”; a ball court; and Utah’s largest private grove of sequoia trees, which add privacy. There is also a gated and tree-enshrouded “secret garden” that is wrought-iron fenced and surrounds a 19th-century fountain from a European church.

This estate can be the ultimate primary residence, vacation home or corporate retreat. Located a short distance from Brigham Young University, it is 20 minutes from Sundance Mountain Resort and less than an hour from Salt Lake City and Park City.


West Creek Ranch

West Creek Ranch, Gateway, Colorado 81522, United States
Price: $149,000,000 | Beds: 14 | Baths: 14 | Acres: 6,919 LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

One of the most significant listings in the American West, West Creek Ranch is a spectacularly diverse private land and estate property boasting one of the finest residences and environments in the world.

Located in Mesa County, Colorado (approximately 6,412 acres), and in Grand County, Utah (approximately 507 acres), the vast property encompasses four parcels of unique land formations, including the soaring Precambrian rock-cliff walls of Unaweep Canyon and magnificent views of Utah’s La Sal Mountains. Together, the residential structures of West Creek Ranch (including the main residence, guesthouse, stables and Sky Mesa cabin) contain a total of 14 bedrooms, 12 full baths and two half baths.

This home’s stunning views are matched only by its eclectic and unique design, which blends comfort with artistry.Photo Credit: LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

On-ranch treasures include a bear and mountain lion habitat, genuine dinosaur footprints and the historic ruins of Driggs Mansion. The main residence features exquisite finishes and craftsmanship throughout more than 22,000 square feet of indoor living space that contains an 800-pound-capacity elevator servicing all four levels, a great room, formal dining room, breakfast room, chef’s kitchen, spacious study with panoramic views, art studio, theater room, game room, gym, staff quarters and pool and spa, plus four water fountains, six fireplaces, a two-level circular stone library, interior marble archways and columns, and modern geothermal heating/cooling. Also included are an emergency power generator, irrigated equestrian and bison pastures, fishing ponds, a trout stream, a grass airstrip and hangar, a helipad, a five-car garage, stables and an astronomical observatory.

West Creek Ranch is conveniently accessed by nearby Grand Junction Regional Airport and is close to Gateway Canyons Resort, voted in 2016 by “Travel + Leisure” readers as the “Best in the West” and by “Condé Nast Traveler” as the Top Resort in Colorado and third Best Resort in the U.S.

The estate and the four distinct land parcels included in the sale are a collection of some of the most enduring and treasured natural geological wonders in the canyon lands of the American West, which, surrounded by natural, open space, will be preserved for years to come.


Elm Grove Estate

5453 York Road, New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938, United States
Price: $10,000,000 | Beds: 10 | Baths: 9 | Square feet: 8,601 | Acres: 75.57 Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

Elm Grove Estate is one of Bucks County’s most legendary properties, having been a center of wealth and hunt-country heritage for hundreds of years. Offered outside the Paxson family for only the second time since 1680, this 75-plus-acre estate was part of the Colonial province of Pennsylvania.

The property began with a stone settler’s cottage and grew to include a circa 1700 stone manor house with later additions, a carriage house, barns, workshops and extensive stables used by the former owner. Well hidden behind a long, ivy-covered stone wall, the main house, outbuildings and the surrounding preserved countryside feel like an English estate. This property underwent extensive restoration and updates during the past 15 years, preserving its architectural details and manor-house proportions while also enabling it to serve as a comfortable family residence with modern amenities.

With its verdant hills and hunt-country heritage, this property evokes colonial America but with modern comfort and stylish décor.Photo Credit: Michael Colavita and Michael Hirsch

Built in three sections dating to 1700, 1739 and 1938, the main house is approximately 8,601 square feet. There are 10 fireplaces, high ceilings and a bounty of tall sash windows for great natural light. Its wide main entry hall is flanked by an intimate, formal reception room, the hunt room with walk-in fireplace and superb views, and an expansive formal living room that accommodates multiple seating areas and accesses a large rear patio.

Throughout its history, this home has hosted grand-scale events. The addition completed in 1938 contains an exquisite, formal, mansion-size dining room with a hand-painted ceiling and tall Jefferson windows with stunning views. Serving this area is a butler’s pantry and a true commercial-grade kitchen. Above are two floors of private quarters along with a library.

The carriage house is updated and offers complete, character-filled living spaces, with storage below. The house and dependencies overlook verdant, level fields with a stream, pond and forested hills beyond. Enchanting on a misty morning and as the night sets in, Elm Grove is a prime property that’s ready to add a new chapter to its long and storied history.


Eldon Farm

1097 St. John Road, Keswick, Virginia 22947, United States
Price: $6,950,000 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4.5 | Square feet: 4,300 | Acres: 199.32 LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

On 200 acres of gently rolling, lush pastures, Eldon Farm is a one-of-a-kind country estate in the heart of celebrated equestrian territory Keswick, Virginia. The estate’s multiple houses and barns have been meticulously renovated in keeping with its Virginia surroundings and European style by the current owners and renowned interior designer Jeannette Whitson, from Nashville.

Loving overhauls and new builds on the property include the main house, guesthouse, caretaker’s house, hunter barn, show barn and pool — all of which fuse tactile rustic with modern ease. The main home, built in 1940, features exposed-wood-beam ceilings, multiple fireplaces, exquisite Farrow & Ball wallpapers and paints, Carrara marble and Waterworks fixtures in all baths, and a Lacanche Sully dual-oven cooking range (with custom hood) and Sub-Zero and Miele appliances in the kitchen (plus a kitchen-side terrace with a custom-made Grillworks titanium wood-fired rotisserie grill). These and endless small flourishes mark a place designed to comfort and function with exacting precision.

This one-of-a-kind country estate has everything and more for the modern equestrian.Photo Credit: Adam Wayland Photography

In an area known for horse farms, Eldon Farm is an equestrian haven like no other. Along with its state-of-the-art barns, the extensive fencing throughout the grounds has been fastidiously maintained, and the property structures are equipped for both guests and business: The show barn, for instance, features a second-floor office and apartment, including a bath, large kitchen and bar above working ground-floor stables and two more offices, plus a trophy room (that can double as a conference space), a laundry room and a full equestrian lab — alongside a large outdoor riding arena. All stall and barn hardware was made by world-famous Lucas Equine Equipment. Two barns have backup generators, separate storage buildings (for tractors, hay or shavings), individual wells and watered paddocks.

Only a 25-minute drive from Charlottesville, Eldon has a painting-perfect tree-lined driveway that leads the way into its sprawling lawns, etched by natural features such as a year-round stream, two ponds and shade-tree stands. It also has classic-modern structures: a grand white trellis; a new, elegant 60-foot-long bluestone saltwater pool with a sun shelf and automated cover; and an oversized hot tub. This is a place for lovers of horses and extra-fine and functional country living.


Berman Buckskin Ranch

1305 Anderson Road, Telluride, Colorado 81435, United States
Price: $34,500,000 | Beds: 8 | Baths: 7 | Acres: 1,500 Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

The Berman Buckskin Ranch is one of the finest recreational properties in the Rocky Mountains. Located just 13 miles on year-round roads from the legendary resort town of Telluride, this ranch retreat offers everything outdoor-sports and nature lovers with fine taste can imagine.

The spectacular property was owned for generations by a regional ranching family until it was acquired by Hollywood producer Oliver Stone. Both Mr. Stone and the ranch’s present owner, gaming mogul and poker legend Lyle Berman, invested tens of millions of dollars in residential, recreational and equestrian improvements to the property, which has entertained scores of celebrity guests. Most recently, the equestrian facilities were used to train members of the cast for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

An outdoorsman’s dream, this contemporary ranch home has already accrued a rich history that’s matched only by its natural splendor.Photo Credit: Whit Richardson

The main house, commissioned by Mr. Stone, was featured in Architectural Digest. It is a contemporary version of a western ranch home, featuring soaring windowed spaces that frame the dramatic surrounding views from varied levels and vantages. The spaces are accented with clustered columns of steel and timber and the home’s great room is the place to congregate around a towering stone fireplace. The home and extensive outbuildings have been further expanded, updated and customized by Mr. Berman.

Along with its extensive grazing pastures, rolling flower-filled meadows, aspen forests encircled by 14,000-foot mountains (including the iconic Wilson Peak), and miles of private trails for hiking, biking, and snowmobiling, the ranch is a horse enthusiast’s dream. Its 32,000-square-foot equestrian facility offers a world-class 24-stall barn, indoor riding arena, paddocks and extensive corrals specifically designed to house and show horses, along with a top-of-the-line vet facility to care for animals in-house.

The property has two stocked fishing ponds, rich with cutthroat and brown trout, that have been carefully maintained for years and offer all-season angling. There is also an Olympic-quality sporting clays course with multiple stations for trap shooting.

The nearby historic town and ski resort of Telluride, Colorado, is recognized worldwide for its stunning alpine beauty, sophisticated charm, boundless recreational activities and the internationally important Telluride Film Festival.


Art & Home | Thoroughly Modern Mid-Century

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From the October 2017 edition of Art & Home, Iyna Bort Caruso shows us that mid-century modern architecture isn’t just having its moment. It’s having an extended renaissance.

“It’s as if the mechanism that refreshes cultural trends every few years has developed a glitch,” wrote The New York Times.

The modernist style began in the late 1930s and took hold after World War II as new materials and building techniques became available that allowed architects to break with the past. Decades on, mid-century modern continues to feel fresh. And not just because TV’s “Mad Men” glamorized the style. It’s because the clean lines, open floor plans and expansive windows that characterize the style emphasize the “modern” rather than the “mid-century.”


Price Upon Request | San Rafael, California | Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 

Carib Daniel Martin, an architect and self-described “modernist at heart,” renovated the mid-century modern house in the Washington, DC, suburb of Kensington, Maryland, that serves as both his home and office.

He says he’s attracted to the simplicity, the airiness and the way mid-century modern homes “nicely straddle two worlds. They have a modernist feel but are still connected to the more traditional idea of what a home is, which is why people feel comfortable in them.”


$1,900,000 USD | Amagansett, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Martin and his architect-wife, Gabriela Leniz, have worked on many renovation and expansion projects of mid-century modern homes. He says clients tend to be evenly split between those attracted by style alone and those who appreciate its historical context.

On the other side of the country, influential mid-century modern architects and builders left legacies in California, particularly in Palm Springs and the San Francisco Bay Area. Michael Dreyfus of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty in Palo AltoCalifornia, says, “We are fortunate to have an inventory of homes built in the 1950s by developer Joseph Eichler, the pioneer who brought mid-century modern to the masses.” Buyers like the efficiency. “The homes were able to deliver so much in less space. You can get three and four bedrooms in a very small footprint,” he says.


$5,950,000 USD | New Canaan, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty 

More recently, Dreyfus has noticed the trend of mid-century modern elements being incorporated into new construction. “There’s something about the style that’s captured people’s imaginations today,” Dreyfus says. “Younger buyers in Silicon Valley are more design-oriented, and mid-century modern really plays into the social fabric.”


$5,450,00 USD | Denver, Colorado | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty 

The love affair with mid-century modern is inescapable. Architectural walking tours sell out, museum exhibits trumpet its culture-shaping impact and events like Modernism Week, an 11-day festival in Palm Springs, routinely draws tens of thousands of devotees to the land of William Krisel, Richard Neutra and Donald Wexler. “Mad Men” may have inspired an obsession, but the resurgence of midcentury modern continues on, powered of its own accord.

From glass houses to homes with captivating recording studios and music rooms, experience amenities and lifestyles in previous editions of Art & Home

This article was provided by Iyna Bort Caruso exclusively for Sotheby’s International Realty®


19th October 2017 | TELLURIDE SKI RESORT


October 17, 2017 – Condé Nast Traveler announced today the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Not only do the 2017 Awards include a selection of local hotel and resort properties, but the historic mountain town itself, Telluride, Colorado, was among the winners (#7) in the category for “Best Small Cities in the U.S.” In addition to the #1 small city, Charleston, South Carolina, Telluride was joined on the list with other mountain resort towns Aspen, Colorado (#2) and Park City, UT (#9).

Among the winners for “Top Resorts in Colorado” are Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge (#6) and The Peaks Resort & Spa (#15); the #1 resort in the category is The Ranch at Emerald Valley in Colorado Springs . The list of winning properties for “Top Hotels in Colorado” include The Madeline Hotel & Residences (#6) and the Inn at Lost Creek (#16); the ART hotel in Denver was awarded the #1 hotel in the category this year.

Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online, at Start planning your vacation to Telluride, You’ll never forget your first time…

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