Tour the Skycastle, a Los Angeles Architectural Masterpiece

July 7, 2017 Blog
hen Henry David Thoreau wrote about “castles in the air,” he almost certainly didn’t have in mind this architectural masterpiece in the Hollywood Hills.   Thankfully, internationally acclaimed architect David Grey provided a “foundation” for his grand concept, giving reality to a spectacular Bauhaus-style home, a stunning interplay of concrete, steel, and glass that seems to float regally above Los Angeles, Malibu, and Beverly Hills. Its gated half-acre promontory affords views that extend to the ocean.   Originally designed to showcase an impressive art collection, the approximately 12,000-square-foot residence boasts 60-foot ceilings and glorious, pervasive natural light.   A sturdy framework […]
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Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer

July 5, 2017 Blog
The Sotheby’s International Realty brand has its eye on the future and is perfectly positioned to unite these extraordinary lives with extraordinary lifestyles.   The Sotheby’s International Realty® “Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer” report provides an overview of the confidence, purchasing patterns and luxury real estate intentions of high-earning consumers, well on their way to traditional wealth status, from the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India and China. Source
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Tour a Santa Fe Contemporary Home Designed to Showcase an Exceptional Art Collection

July 3, 2017 Blog
In the heyday of the Santa Fe Arts Colony, painters, sculptors, and artisans who flocked to the area also felt the allure of nearby Tesuque, a pastoral village in a peaceful valley just north of the city.   Here, at a fork in the road, where a wood bridge crosses the Rio Tesuque, a quiet lane winds into the greenery and toward this haven of contemporary serenity, a gated 2.95-acre estate lush with lawns, native flora, an orchard, and towering shade trees, all overlooked by a modern manor where old and new meet in a unique interplay.   Celebrated New […]
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Tour a NYC Landmark Townhouse

June 28, 2017 Blog
Evoking chic Manhattan style in every intricate detail, this beautifully refined townhome is ideally located between Park and Lexington Avenues. Originally built in the late 1800’s and completely gut-renovated over the past several years, this townhouse was once home to prolific producer David Merrick, Tony Award winner for musicals such as 42nd Street, Gypsy, and Hello, Dolly! The home’s elegant landmarked exterior is a vision in limestone and brick with an original decorative cornice.   Decades of history and a classic façade magnify the contemporary interiors, the result of a flawless, down-to-the-studs renovation with no expense spared. The bones of […]
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Island Fever: 7 Iconic Properties with Kitchen Islands

June 26, 2017 Blog
A kitchen island can be one of the most versatile and appealing features in a piece of luxury real estate. Kitchens naturally bring families and friends together – sharing meals, enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine or simply casual and impromptu entertaining – so a centralized island can encourage the feeling of openness and sophistication. From a custom-built Houston home to a dramatic San Francisco contemporary estate, here are seven properties featuring expertly designed kitchen islands. Source:
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Modern California Homes with Mid-Century Inspired Aesthetics

June 23, 2017 Blog
The variety of textures and surfaces, wide open spaces and vintage finishing touches – what’s not to love about mid-century inspired homes? The combination of nostalgic furniture choices, sleek lines and modern design sets the tone in this popular home style. From a modern marvel in Montecito to a Los Angeles case study house designed by Pierre Konig, each one of these dwellings will enchant mid-century design enthusiasts. Source:
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5 Modern Homes in the Hamptons

June 21, 2017 Blog
The combination of sleek architecture, state-of-art appliances and contemporary furniture sets the tone for a dream contemporary home. From a bold modern design in East Hamptons to a chic contemporary retreat in Amagansett, these homes showcase the perfect mix of modern elements while delivering an incredible indoor/outdoor living experience. Source:
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Six Dreamy Vacation Homes You Can Rent Right Now

June 19, 2017 Blog
Summer is right around the corner, bringing with it warmer temperatures, blue skies, sunshine and ocean waves that await you at your next rental home. From a sophisticated estate in the Hamptons to a gorgeous contemporary home in Beverly Hills, these six properties offer the space, privacy and amenities to welcome the most discerning clientele and offer a truly unforgettable getaway.  
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California Homes Designed for Indoor-Outdoor Living

June 16, 2017 Blog
California’s comfortable temperatures and incredible vistas make opening up the dining room, living room or kitchen area to terraces and open-air spaces a perfect option for bringing the outdoors in. From a contemporary residence in Santa Barbara to a sleek beachside Malibu home, these properties showcase the best aspects of living on the Gold Coast. Source:
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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Week of June 12th, 2017

June 14, 2017 Blog
Highlights from last week’s top real estate news stories, including the one time Los Angeles home of Groucho Marx and a newly constructed home in Southampton. Source:
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