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10/29/2020

Stay in the Sunshine State | 5 Luxury Homes and Apartments for Rent in Florida

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  As the seasons shift in the Northern Hemisphere, it can be tempting to chase the sun south. But rather than buying a vacation home and being tasked with all the responsibilities that come with ow...

10/25/2020

Market Spotlight | Australia in 2020

Erik Weinbrecht

Australia is famous for its wide-open spaces, its beaches, and its vibrant array of flora and fauna, among many other things. With highly-urbanized and cultural landmarks like Perth, Sydney, and Me...

10/24/2020

Glamorous Glass | 5 Homes with Stained-Glass Windows

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From New York to California, these homes feature stained-glass elements that transmit light and transform it into color, creating accents that are both visually striking and vibrant. A Piece of San...

10/20/2020

Inside a Hollywood Hills Hideaway

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As far back as the silent film era, the iconic residences of the Hollywood Hills have been home to noteworthy members of the entertainment industries. That esteemed and storied locale is the site o...

10/19/2020

Extending the Season | The Tips and Tricks of Luxury Patio Design

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St. Helena, California | Ginger Martin, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage The word patio may bring to mind warm nights and seasonal produce on the barbecue,...

10/17/2020

Reaching New Heights | 5 Homes with Vaulted Ceilings

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Whether the setting is steps from a beach in the Hamptons or the countryside outside Santa Fe, a vaulted ceiling has the power to transform a room into a space filled with volume, drama, and light....

10/13/2020

Inside a Re-Imagined Federalist Home in Pasadena

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In a state more widely known for relaxed contemporary designs and the historic Mission aesthetic, this distinguished Federalist home designed by early-20th-century architect Frederick Kennedy Jr. s...

10/12/2020

Prime Panoramas | 5 Videos of Inspiring Landscapes

Erik Weinbrecht

A spectacular view is one of the best accessories a luxury property can have. Whether positioned on rolling tundra or balmy coastal flatlands, the right home begins with the right location. Boastin...

10/10/2020

Rustic Meets Refined | 5 Rural Retreats

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In serene locations from California’s wine country to banks of the Pecos River, these rural retreats enjoy inspiring views, fresh air, interiors that are as enchanting as their surroundings, and pl...

10/6/2020

Inside a Turnkey Palm Beach Getaway

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Heralded since the early 1900s as a subtropical paradise, Palm Beach has been a magnet for the jet set, the “fête set,” and snowbirds from all reaches of the globe. Affording easy access to water s...

10/5/2020

Global Getaways | Luxury Rentals in St. Martin

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Harrison Reed, St. Martin Sotheby’s International Realty Whether you’re looking for a getaway, looking to test the waters in a new destination before making a purchase, or searching for your next r...

10/3/2020

Raise a Glass to These 4 Stylish Wine Rooms

Erik Weinbrecht

These modern wine rooms go beyond mere function, tackling temperature and proper storage while incorporating eye-catching materials—such as wood, stone, and glass—to create spaces that both practic...

10/1/2020

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale Over $20 Million | October 2020

Erik Weinbrecht

From a striking equestrian compound to a palatial estate on Lake Ontario, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $20 million. Wellington, Florida Michelle Hall, Eques...

9/28/2020

Wide Open Spaces | 5 Homes With Impressive Atriums

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The history of the atrium goes back to ancient Rome, where an interior grand, open space served as the focal point of the home. Today, atriums are more commonly found in large-scale public spaces l...

9/26/2020

If These Walls Could Talk | 5 Historic Homes

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In storied locations from Sag Harbor to Sonoma, these irreplaceable homes offer the opportunity to own a personal piece of American history. A Cape Cod Classic Yarmouth Point, Massachusetts | Parke...

9/24/2020

The Latest in Lighting | 5 Homes With Illuminating Features

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Durham, North Carolina | Mollie Owen, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty Great interior design harmoniously blends form and function. Lighting is a perfect example of this balance in p...

9/21/2020

The Cover is Not the Book | 5 Homes with Handsome Libraries

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Nothing quite matches the experience of relaxing with a good book. From formal and wood-clad to modern and creatively illuminated, these five libraries are distinctive places to display and enjoy a...

9/14/2020

Fields of Green | 5 Homes With Decorative Gardens

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Tending to a garden has long been a preferred pastime for its ability to lift the spirits. As we all spend more time close to home, there has never been a better time to cultivate outdoor spaces th...

9/12/2020

Easy Breezy | 5 Homes with Delightful Front Porches

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At homes in locales from Cape Cod to California, the front porch, which normally serves as a mere introduction, becomes a destination in its own right, perfect for soaking up the best of every seas...

9/8/2020

Inside a Magnificent East Hampton Compound

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Expansive acres of lush reserve land and the waters of Gardiners and Napeague Bays create serene seclusion and a stunning backdrop for this magnificent 2.1-acre compound, sited high on a bluff affo...

9/5/2020

Kitchen Color | 5 Homes with Colorful Kitchen Cabinetry

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Much as a shower of fresh herbs or flaky sea salt brings extra zest to any dish, the colorful kitchen cabinets in these five homes—from Manhattan to Santa Monica—really spice up the space. Chic Fif...

9/3/2020

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale Over $26 Million | September 2020

Erik Weinbrecht

From an Italian-inspired compound in Woodside, California, to a beachfront villa in Dubai, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $26 million. Woodside, California Wo...

9/1/2020

Inside a Remarkable 19th-Century Townhouse

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Filled with dazzling detail and a reverence for peerless period authenticity, this extraordinary townhouse—designed by prolific 19th-century architect John Prague and built in 1872—offers a veritab...

8/31/2020

Welcome Home | An Agent’s Vineyard Getaway in Napa Valley

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Photo courtesy of Peggy Burgess Wilkinson Wine Country has long been an ideal getaway for city-dwellers, and for good reason. Often within driving distance of urban centers, vineyards offer visitor...

8/30/2020

The Global Resident | Part 3 – Relocation to Latvia, Mauritius, and Montenegro

Erik Weinbrecht

As restrictions begin to lift all around the world, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these i...

8/29/2020

These 5 Homes with Private Docks Will Really Float Your Boat

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The rush of cruising across a lake or sea amid cool misty breezes—few things can compare to time spent on the water. Maritime pleasures are mere minutes away at these five homes, all with private d...

8/27/2020

The Luxury Vineyards of South Africa

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Those who love wine would undoubtedly feel at home in the South African Cape Winelands. Home to some of the most established wine regions outside of Europe—vines were planted over 350 years ago—Sou...

8/23/2020

The Global Resident | Part 2 – Relocation to Cyprus, Greece, and Malta

Erik Weinbrecht

As restrictions begin to lift all around the world, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these i...

8/22/2020

Welcome to the Club | 5 Golf Course Homes

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A primary or vacation home just steps from the fairways is a dream come true for the avid golfer. In locations from the Hamptons to prestigious Pebble Beach—with the distinctive high desert of Sant...

8/21/2020

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in August 2020

Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Annapolis, Maryland | David DeSantis & Brad Kappel, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty  A...

8/17/2020

5 Homes Inspired by Your Favorite Glass of Summer Wine

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For the wine connoisseur, enjoying a glass is about more than just relaxation: it’s about transporting oneself to far away terroirs through taste, being moved by tradition and innovation, and, some...

8/16/2020

The Global Resident | Part 1 – Relocation to Andorra, Portugal, and Spain

Erik Weinbrecht

As restrictions begin to lift all around the world, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these i...

8/15/2020

Rustic Meets Refinement in These 5 Modern Farmhouses

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Paying homage to one of the most enduring architectural motifs, these modern farmhouses—in desirable locations from Greenwich to California’s wine country—give bucolic inspiration a sophisticated c...

8/13/2020

5 Latin American Cities to Add to Your Future Travel Bucket List

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Plaza de Armas in Cusco, photo courtesy of Sharptoyou / Shutterstock Inc Like many, we’re dreaming of the time when we freely can explore new places again. The region making it to the top of our mu...

8/10/2020

Good Sport | 6 Homes With Impressive Athletic Facilities

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With favorable summer weather comes more opportunity for recreation, and it’s the fortunate homeowner who can hone their game both inside and outdoors. From basketball to tennis to horseback riding...

8/8/2020

Water Works | 5 Baths with Distinctive Design

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Few spaces in the modern home take higher design priority than the bath. These five distinctive spaces feature details that range from rugged stonework to striking tile patterns and lovely mosaics ...

8/3/2020

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale Over $19 Million

Erik Weinbrecht

From a private waterfront compound in Martha’s Vineyard, to a modern District One mansion in Dubai, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $19 million. Edgartown, Mas...

8/1/2020

Mid Mod Mood: 5 Exemplary Midcentury Modern Homes

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With their open floor plans and walls of glass that link interior spaces with the outdoors, these homes are fine examples of a popular, enduring architectural style characterized by clean simplicit...

7/27/2020

6 Homes Near Notable Hikes

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For the avid hiker, there are some trails that must be experienced firsthand. While travel may not be possible at the moment, experiencing the outdoors on a more local scale has never been more app...

7/25/2020

Play Ball: Five Homes with Their Own Bocce Courts

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A round of bocce is the perfect way to pass the time during the glorious days and cool evenings of summer—even more so when it’s on a private court just steps from a home filled with luxurious spac...

7/23/2020

Horse and Rider | 5 Equestrian Properties With Notable Stables

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There are those who prefer trend-setting residences in cosmopolitan centers—and then there are those who seek out properties with sprawling fields, breathtaking vistas, and plenty of room to roam. ...

7/18/2020

Dive In: 5 Homes with Stylish Swimming Pools

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During the long, sunny days of summer, few things are more enticing than a refreshing dip. These dazzling swimming pools—in locales from Connecticut to California—allow for outdoor enjoyment in sop...

7/11/2020

Open Flame | Five Fabulous Fire Pits That Bring the Heat

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Whether in a classic New England coastal setting or part of a stunning modern remodel of a San Francisco Victorian, a stylish fire pit can turn any backyard or balcony into an idyllic outdoor oasis...

7/7/2020

Inside a Hillside Oasis in Northeast L.A.

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“The site is everything,” says David Godshall, principal of the noted landscape architecture firm Terremoto, which designed the “organic integration” of this three-bedroom modern getaway in northea...

7/6/2020

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale over $2 million | July 2020

Erik Weinbrecht

From a light-filled Parisian apartment to a historic Biltmore Forest home in North Carolina, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $2 million. Paris, France Paris, F...

7/4/2020

Room to Breathe | Homes with Sprawling Acreage

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In desirable locations from California’s wine country to the not-so-wild West of Texas, these vast retreats offer room to relax while enjoying inspiring views, welcome fresh air, and pure privacy f...

6/30/2020

Inside an Enchanting Manor in Greenwich

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Esteemed designer Steven Gambrel oversaw the creation of this unprecedented estate located on 14 lush acres in the prestigious Conyers Farm Association of Greenwich. A member of the elite AD 100 an...

6/29/2020

Nature’s Paintbrush | 5 Homes With Incredible Sunset Views

Erik Weinbrecht

Few things in the natural world can be more stunning than the daily sunset. These five homes are perfectly poised to soak in the splendor of the natural light show that is an unobscured sunset. Ker...

6/27/2020

Vitamin Sea | 5 Waterfront Homes

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Veritable buoys for modern-day living, these five homes enjoy enviable views and soothing sounds of harbor and ocean waters from West Coast to East. Lavish Waterfront Compound in Greenwich Greenwic...

6/23/2020

Inspired by Travel | How to Bring the Colors of the Amalfi Coast Home

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Morning view of Amalfi Coast, photo courtesy of proslgn / Shutterstock Inc Italy’s Amalfi Coast has long been an attractive destination for travelers seeking sun and inspiring landscapes. The 30 mi...

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