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Whether a former barn or the onetime headquarters of a pharmaceutical company, these five homes have been carefully, stylishly altered and updated, respecting each building’s long, storied history while introducing architectural, aesthetic, and technological innovations. Classic Hamptons Compound Water Mill, New York | Harald Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage On 2.8 acres on the banks of Mecox Bay, this early-20th-century Sh...

What’s Old Is New Again: 5 Impressive Home Transformations

June 25, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Whether a former barn or the onetime headquarters of a pharmaceutical company, these five homes have been carefully, stylishly altered and updated, respecting each building’s long, storied history while introducing architectural, aesthetic, and technological innovations. Classic Hamptons Compound Water Mill, New York | Harald Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage On 2.8 acres on the banks of Mecox Bay, this early-20th-century Sh...

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Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Maui, Hawaii | Dan Omer, Island Sotheby’s International Realty In Hawaii, a roughly 3,600-acre ranch next to Oprah Winfrey’s property is coming on the market for $75 million. A Massive Maui Ranch Next Door to Oprah’s Property Asks $75 Million – Wall Street Journal Top-Performing Douglas Elliman Agent Pulls Team to Sotheby’s International Realty – ...

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week of June 2022

June 24, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Maui, Hawaii | Dan Omer, Island Sotheby’s International Realty In Hawaii, a roughly 3,600-acre ranch next to Oprah Winfrey’s property is coming on the market for $75 million. A Massive Maui Ranch Next Door to Oprah’s Property Asks $75 Million – Wall Street Journal Top-Performing Douglas Elliman Agent Pulls Team to Sotheby’s International Realty – ...

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Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Maui, Hawaii | Dan Omer, Island Sotheby’s International Realty In Hawaii, a roughly 3,600-acre ranch next to Oprah Winfrey’s property is coming on the market for $75 million. A Massive Maui Ranch Next Door to Oprah’s Property Asks $75 Million – Wall Street Journal Top-Performing Douglas Elliman Agent Pulls Team to Sotheby’s International Realty – ...

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Fourth Week of June 2022

June 24, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Maui, Hawaii | Dan Omer, Island Sotheby’s International Realty In Hawaii, a roughly 3,600-acre ranch next to Oprah Winfrey’s property is coming on the market for $75 million. A Massive Maui Ranch Next Door to Oprah’s Property Asks $75 Million – Wall Street Journal Top-Performing Douglas Elliman Agent Pulls Team to Sotheby’s International Realty – ...

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For British affluents, it has long been fashionable to trade the bustling furor of London for the bucolic calm of the countryside. While it’s necessary to travel into town for business and leisure, the greatest privilege is the option to leave it behind at the end of the day’s responsibilities and escape to a country estate somewhere green, serene, and private. Picture a traditional English cottage garden, with all its bountiful, blossoming excesses. C...

Life of Luxury | The Rural, Royal Treatment in Oxshott

June 23, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

For British affluents, it has long been fashionable to trade the bustling furor of London for the bucolic calm of the countryside. While it’s necessary to travel into town for business and leisure, the greatest privilege is the option to leave it behind at the end of the day’s responsibilities and escape to a country estate somewhere green, serene, and private. Picture a traditional English cottage garden, with all its bountiful, blossoming excesses. C...

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Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Amagansett, New York | Rylan Jacka, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage This simple-yet-sophisticated modern beach house is privately set back on the eastern edge of Beach Hampton in Amagansett’s Dunes. The home offers three bedrooms, two full-bathrooms, and a large open kitchen and family room, with approval...

Video of the Week: Inside a Sophisticated Modern Beach House in Amagansett, New York

June 22, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Amagansett, New York | Rylan Jacka, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage This simple-yet-sophisticated modern beach house is privately set back on the eastern edge of Beach Hampton in Amagansett’s Dunes. The home offers three bedrooms, two full-bathrooms, and a large open kitchen and family room, with approval...

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A scenic coastal stretch of rocky coves, forest groves, and enchanting beaches, Pebble Beach is known the world over for luxurious resorts, celebrated golf courses, and the scenic historic 17-Mile Drive that meanders between Monterey and Carmel. Just steps from the area’s renowned Lodge at Pebble Beach—with its superior golfing, restaurants, and boutiques—this handsome five-bedroom home is a welcoming oasis with views of the iconic sights, including St...

Inside a Timeless Retreat in Pebble Beach

June 21, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

A scenic coastal stretch of rocky coves, forest groves, and enchanting beaches, Pebble Beach is known the world over for luxurious resorts, celebrated golf courses, and the scenic historic 17-Mile Drive that meanders between Monterey and Carmel. Just steps from the area’s renowned Lodge at Pebble Beach—with its superior golfing, restaurants, and boutiques—this handsome five-bedroom home is a welcoming oasis with views of the iconic sights, including St...

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A scenic coastal stretch of rocky coves, forest groves, and enchanting beaches, Pebble Beach is known the world over for luxurious resorts, celebrated golf courses, and the scenic historic 17-Mile Drive that meanders between Monterey and Carmel. Just steps from the area’s renowned Lodge at Pebble Beach—with its superior golfing, restaurants, and boutiques—this handsome five-bedroom home is a welcoming oasis with views of the iconic sights, including St...

Inside a Timeless Retreat in Pebble Beach

June 21, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

A scenic coastal stretch of rocky coves, forest groves, and enchanting beaches, Pebble Beach is known the world over for luxurious resorts, celebrated golf courses, and the scenic historic 17-Mile Drive that meanders between Monterey and Carmel. Just steps from the area’s renowned Lodge at Pebble Beach—with its superior golfing, restaurants, and boutiques—this handsome five-bedroom home is a welcoming oasis with views of the iconic sights, including St...

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There’s a profound tradition of storytelling in Ireland. This is a country where tales are traded like valuable currency — where buildings can be constructed on a foundation of folklore, and where landscapes are imbued with legends. So it’s only natural that many homebuyers dream of making this island their refuge. That dream can be made a reality, as Ireland places no restrictions on international buyers purchasing property. In fact, Sotheby’s Interna...

4 Inspirational Houses in Ireland

June 20, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

There’s a profound tradition of storytelling in Ireland. This is a country where tales are traded like valuable currency — where buildings can be constructed on a foundation of folklore, and where landscapes are imbued with legends. So it’s only natural that many homebuyers dream of making this island their refuge. That dream can be made a reality, as Ireland places no restrictions on international buyers purchasing property. In fact, Sotheby’s Interna...

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Author Claudia Roden’s assertion that “everything tastes better outdoors” is certainly true at these four homes, where meals come with a side of fresh air and vistas of sparkling city lights or starry nighttime skies. Relaxing Retreat Friendswood, Texas | Geri Mills, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty This four-bedroom home in peaceful Friendswood, Texas—just on the outskirts of Houston—deftly combines charm and elegance. It features a gourme...

Feasting Alfresco: 4 Homes with Delectable Outdoor Kitchens

June 18, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Author Claudia Roden’s assertion that “everything tastes better outdoors” is certainly true at these four homes, where meals come with a side of fresh air and vistas of sparkling city lights or starry nighttime skies. Relaxing Retreat Friendswood, Texas | Geri Mills, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty This four-bedroom home in peaceful Friendswood, Texas—just on the outskirts of Houston—deftly combines charm and elegance. It features a gourme...

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Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Queensland, Australia | Barbara Wolveridge, Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty A contemporary waterfront megamansion in Australia with a drive-in foyer, a lionfish-stocked saltwater aquarium and direct access to the beach hit the market Monday with a guide price of AUD $6.8 million Beachfront Queensland Mansion With Drive-In Foyer Lists fo...

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week of June 2022

June 17, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Queensland, Australia | Barbara Wolveridge, Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty A contemporary waterfront megamansion in Australia with a drive-in foyer, a lionfish-stocked saltwater aquarium and direct access to the beach hit the market Monday with a guide price of AUD $6.8 million Beachfront Queensland Mansion With Drive-In Foyer Lists fo...

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What is it about the Mediterranean coast that makes it such a paradisiacal place for a personal retreat? Perhaps it’s the juxtaposition of white sand beaches and translucent blue waters with beautifully preserved artifacts of history and culture, or the sense of peace brought on by the breathtaking tranquility of an open horizon. Of course, the most iconic way to vacation in the Mediterranean — whether temporarily or permanently — is with a seaside vil...

3 Mediterranean Villas to Retreat To

June 16, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

What is it about the Mediterranean coast that makes it such a paradisiacal place for a personal retreat? Perhaps it’s the juxtaposition of white sand beaches and translucent blue waters with beautifully preserved artifacts of history and culture, or the sense of peace brought on by the breathtaking tranquility of an open horizon. Of course, the most iconic way to vacation in the Mediterranean — whether temporarily or permanently — is with a seaside vil...

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Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Bavaria, Germany | Michael Reiss, Munich Sotheby’s International Realty With its illustrious residents and various uses, the building’s appearance has changed over the years. While it had lost much of its former splendor – not least due to alterations, between 2005 and 2007, the current owners, with the help of expert architects...

Video of the Week: Experience a Protected and Historic Villa in Bavaria

June 15, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Bavaria, Germany | Michael Reiss, Munich Sotheby’s International Realty With its illustrious residents and various uses, the building’s appearance has changed over the years. While it had lost much of its former splendor – not least due to alterations, between 2005 and 2007, the current owners, with the help of expert architects...

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Just off a winding cliffside lane in Malibu’s tony Big Rock neighborhood, a white wooden gate just off the drive of a low-slung midcentury modern home recalls the access point to some fictional realm—the wardrobe doors to Narnia or Alice’s entrance to Wonderland. This gate, in fact, opens to reveal a picture-postcard view of thriving coastal hedges and native trees, above which the majestic Pacific Ocean stretches out past city lights and Catalina Isla...

Inside Emma Stone’s Enchanting Malibu Hideaway

June 14, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Just off a winding cliffside lane in Malibu’s tony Big Rock neighborhood, a white wooden gate just off the drive of a low-slung midcentury modern home recalls the access point to some fictional realm—the wardrobe doors to Narnia or Alice’s entrance to Wonderland. This gate, in fact, opens to reveal a picture-postcard view of thriving coastal hedges and native trees, above which the majestic Pacific Ocean stretches out past city lights and Catalina Isla...

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There’s a sentiment that accompanies a marvelous stay at a five-star hotel: “I wish I could live here.” That wish can come true, as today’s luxury residences feature many of the same perks and privileges as the world’s ritziest resorts. Room Service in Summery Tel Aviv Shelly Belzer Shmelzer – Israel Sotheby’s International Realty For many, the perfect holiday takes place somewhere with postcard-worthy palm trees swaying in an ocean breeze, and the per...

Homes That Feel Like Five-Star Hotels

June 13, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

There’s a sentiment that accompanies a marvelous stay at a five-star hotel: “I wish I could live here.” That wish can come true, as today’s luxury residences feature many of the same perks and privileges as the world’s ritziest resorts. Room Service in Summery Tel Aviv Shelly Belzer Shmelzer – Israel Sotheby’s International Realty For many, the perfect holiday takes place somewhere with postcard-worthy palm trees swaying in an ocean breeze, and the per...

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There’s a sentiment that accompanies a marvelous stay at a five-star hotel: “I wish I could live here.” That wish can come true, as today’s luxury residences feature many of the same perks and privileges as the world’s ritziest resorts. Room Service in Summery Tel Aviv Shelly Belzer Shmelzer – Israel Sotheby’s International Realty For many, the perfect holiday takes place somewhere with postcard-worthy palm trees swaying in an ocean breeze, and the per...

Homes That Feel Like Five-Star Hotels

June 13, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

There’s a sentiment that accompanies a marvelous stay at a five-star hotel: “I wish I could live here.” That wish can come true, as today’s luxury residences feature many of the same perks and privileges as the world’s ritziest resorts. Room Service in Summery Tel Aviv Shelly Belzer Shmelzer – Israel Sotheby’s International Realty For many, the perfect holiday takes place somewhere with postcard-worthy palm trees swaying in an ocean breeze, and the per...

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From Cape Cod to California, these five waterfront homes are buoys for modern-day living, offering enviable views and the soothing sounds of harbor, river, and ocean waters from West Coast to East. Chatham’s First Light Jeffrey Marcus | Sotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage Although it brings to mind a vintage Shingle-style cottage, this timeless getaway on a high ocean-facing site minutes from Chatham Village was designed and built in ...

Making a Splash: 5 Idyllic Waterfront Homes

June 11, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

From Cape Cod to California, these five waterfront homes are buoys for modern-day living, offering enviable views and the soothing sounds of harbor, river, and ocean waters from West Coast to East. Chatham’s First Light Jeffrey Marcus | Sotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage Although it brings to mind a vintage Shingle-style cottage, this timeless getaway on a high ocean-facing site minutes from Chatham Village was designed and built in ...

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Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Stuttgart, Germany | Kevin Merz, Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty Sustainable brutalist architecture hits new heights at this Stuttgart property, which has a monolithic, angular form. This brutalist Stuttgart home is all about the angles – The Spaces Sotheby’s International Realty, Ben Caballero, sweep RealTrends The Thousand ranki...

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week of June 2022

June 10, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Stuttgart, Germany | Kevin Merz, Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty Sustainable brutalist architecture hits new heights at this Stuttgart property, which has a monolithic, angular form. This brutalist Stuttgart home is all about the angles – The Spaces Sotheby’s International Realty, Ben Caballero, sweep RealTrends The Thousand ranki...

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Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that once again it is the most represented real estate brand on the 2022 REAL Trends “The Thousand” Individuals by Sales Volume list. The rankings represent the brand’s unparalleled network of luxury agents, accounting for nearly 20% of the Individuals by Sales Volume category. The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2021 annual sales volume and ...

Sotheby’s International Realty Prevails in REAL Trends “The Thousand” Top Individual Sales Volume Category

June 10, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that once again it is the most represented real estate brand on the 2022 REAL Trends “The Thousand” Individuals by Sales Volume list. The rankings represent the brand’s unparalleled network of luxury agents, accounting for nearly 20% of the Individuals by Sales Volume category. The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2021 annual sales volume and ...

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Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Owings Mills, Maryland | The Travelstead Team, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Welcome to 3162 Blendon Road, crafted by Pyramid Builders and thoughtfully designed by Vincent Green where you’ll find no expense spared in the curation of this masterpiece. Passing by the two oversized three car garages become enchanted by the inviti...

Video of the Week: Modern Design on Five Acres in Owings Mills, Maryland

June 9, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Owings Mills, Maryland | The Travelstead Team, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Welcome to 3162 Blendon Road, crafted by Pyramid Builders and thoughtfully designed by Vincent Green where you’ll find no expense spared in the curation of this masterpiece. Passing by the two oversized three car garages become enchanted by the inviti...

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Photo Credit: Taimour Othman Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the opening of Egypt Sotheby’s International Realty, signifying the brand’s second office in Northern Africa and its 206th office in the EMEIA region. Egypt Sotheby’s International Realty is co-founded and operated by Marwan Gebril who brings 15 years of real estate experience to the company. The company is headquartered in the city of Cairo and will service the entire country, ...

Sotheby’s International Realty Opens First Office in Egypt

June 9, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Photo Credit: Taimour Othman Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the opening of Egypt Sotheby’s International Realty, signifying the brand’s second office in Northern Africa and its 206th office in the EMEIA region. Egypt Sotheby’s International Realty is co-founded and operated by Marwan Gebril who brings 15 years of real estate experience to the company. The company is headquartered in the city of Cairo and will service the entire country, ...

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 Sotheby’s is presenting A Collection That We Dreamt Of: Art and Design from the New York Townhouse of Delphine and Reed Krakoff in a dedicated auction now live in New York. Collected by the celebrated designers over the course of over two decades, the pieces on offer have comprised and defined the Krakoffs’ impeccably-designed Upper East Side residence – currently listed as a co-exclusive with Sotheby’s International Realty. New York, New York | Seren...

A Collection That We Dreamt Of: Art and Design from the New York Townhouse of Delphine and Reed Krakoff

June 8, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

 Sotheby’s is presenting A Collection That We Dreamt Of: Art and Design from the New York Townhouse of Delphine and Reed Krakoff in a dedicated auction now live in New York. Collected by the celebrated designers over the course of over two decades, the pieces on offer have comprised and defined the Krakoffs’ impeccably-designed Upper East Side residence – currently listed as a co-exclusive with Sotheby’s International Realty. New York, New York | Seren...

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Among the list of people and things easily considered quintessentially American are the illustrious family name of Kellogg and the midcentury modern design concept. This uncommon 1948 home perched near the apex of the northern slope of Potrero Hill in San Francisco exemplifies the iconic aesthetic that has come to typify American design of its era. It was designed by esteemed period architect F.J. McCarthy for the branch of the Kellogg family who had m...

Inside the Kellogg House

June 7, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Among the list of people and things easily considered quintessentially American are the illustrious family name of Kellogg and the midcentury modern design concept. This uncommon 1948 home perched near the apex of the northern slope of Potrero Hill in San Francisco exemplifies the iconic aesthetic that has come to typify American design of its era. It was designed by esteemed period architect F.J. McCarthy for the branch of the Kellogg family who had m...

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The phrase “your majesty” is used when addressing a queen or a king. But why not apply it to your home? By designing your space with the right decor, a residence can become your majesty — a regal retreat whose stately opulence and dignified flair makes you feel noble.  What does it take to design a property fit for a monarch? As high-end homeowners rediscover the comfort and cachet of the royal aesthetic, here’s a curated lookbook to help you envision ...

5 Ways to Design a Home That’s Fit for Royalty

June 6, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

The phrase “your majesty” is used when addressing a queen or a king. But why not apply it to your home? By designing your space with the right decor, a residence can become your majesty — a regal retreat whose stately opulence and dignified flair makes you feel noble.  What does it take to design a property fit for a monarch? As high-end homeowners rediscover the comfort and cachet of the royal aesthetic, here’s a curated lookbook to help you envision ...

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Few things transform an everyday interior space like carefully chosen paint hues. These plucky residences—from Palm Beach to Pasadena—catch the eye with their vivid, often unexpected doses of color. Upper East Side Elegance New York, New York | Louise C. Beit, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage Constructed in 1870, this elegant six-story, six-bedroom townhouse on a lovely Upper East Side street is luxuriously scaled and deta...

The Bold and the Beautiful: 5 Homes with Vibrant Interior Paint

June 4, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Few things transform an everyday interior space like carefully chosen paint hues. These plucky residences—from Palm Beach to Pasadena—catch the eye with their vivid, often unexpected doses of color. Upper East Side Elegance New York, New York | Louise C. Beit, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage Constructed in 1870, this elegant six-story, six-bedroom townhouse on a lovely Upper East Side street is luxuriously scaled and deta...

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Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Venice, Italy | Ann-Marie Doyle, Italy Sotheby’s International Realty  This six-bed apartment in a 16th-century palazzo has a long and storied history. Five of the best homes for sale in Venice – Financial Times Betty White’s L.A. Home Fetches $10.678 Million After a Month – Wall Street Journal This $21 Million Spanish Estate Outside of Seville Ha...

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in June 2022

June 3, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Venice, Italy | Ann-Marie Doyle, Italy Sotheby’s International Realty  This six-bed apartment in a 16th-century palazzo has a long and storied history. Five of the best homes for sale in Venice – Financial Times Betty White’s L.A. Home Fetches $10.678 Million After a Month – Wall Street Journal This $21 Million Spanish Estate Outside of Seville Ha...

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 Acclaimed chef Ned Bell spent parts of his childhood on the rugged coasts of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, instilling in him a taste of the sea’s diverse delicacies—and an appreciation for its delicateness. Sourcing seafood wisely and creatively has never been more important, and is the focus of his bestselling cookbook Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes From the West Coast. “Cooking on the West Coast, we’re committed to sustainability, we’re ...

Cuisine and Culture | A Tasting Plate of Pacific Flavors From Top Chef Ned Bell

June 2, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

 Acclaimed chef Ned Bell spent parts of his childhood on the rugged coasts of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, instilling in him a taste of the sea’s diverse delicacies—and an appreciation for its delicateness. Sourcing seafood wisely and creatively has never been more important, and is the focus of his bestselling cookbook Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes From the West Coast. “Cooking on the West Coast, we’re committed to sustainability, we’re ...

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Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  New Hope, Pennsylvania | Ali Jankowski, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty At its heart a simple log cabin built more than 300 years ago, this historical haven overlooking the Paunacussing Creek was expanded with stone and frame additions over the centuries to become a comfortable, character-filled residence. Continue reading V...

Video of the Week: A Historic Home with Modern Updates in New Hope, Pennsylvania

June 1, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  New Hope, Pennsylvania | Ali Jankowski, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty At its heart a simple log cabin built more than 300 years ago, this historical haven overlooking the Paunacussing Creek was expanded with stone and frame additions over the centuries to become a comfortable, character-filled residence. Continue reading V...

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Taking its name from the Italian city known as the birthplace of the Renaissance—with iconic art and architectural landmarks serving as reminders of that illustrious history—this majestic estate on 9.85 acres in Los Angeles lives up to its namesake with its eye-catching style, abundant Old World elements, and a dedication to luxury and refinement. The compound encompasses a magnificent main palazzo, a grand motor court with manicured hedges and a class...

Inside Villa Firenze

May 31, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Taking its name from the Italian city known as the birthplace of the Renaissance—with iconic art and architectural landmarks serving as reminders of that illustrious history—this majestic estate on 9.85 acres in Los Angeles lives up to its namesake with its eye-catching style, abundant Old World elements, and a dedication to luxury and refinement. The compound encompasses a magnificent main palazzo, a grand motor court with manicured hedges and a class...

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From a US$33.9M sale in California’s Pacific Palisades to a €8.6M sale Forte dei Marmi, Italy, these are April’s 5 highlighted sales represented by Sotheby’s International Realty. Pacific Palisades, California Barbara Boyle | Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage, $33,946,940 Kihei, Hawaii Ryan MacLaughlin & Alex Cortez | Island Sotheby’s International Realty, $18,750,000 Tokyo, Japan Sunao Hotta & Kotaro Mori | List Sotheby’s In...

Significant Sales: April 2022 Highlights

May 30, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

From a US$33.9M sale in California’s Pacific Palisades to a €8.6M sale Forte dei Marmi, Italy, these are April’s 5 highlighted sales represented by Sotheby’s International Realty. Pacific Palisades, California Barbara Boyle | Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage, $33,946,940 Kihei, Hawaii Ryan MacLaughlin & Alex Cortez | Island Sotheby’s International Realty, $18,750,000 Tokyo, Japan Sunao Hotta & Kotaro Mori | List Sotheby’s In...

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From a USD $33.9m sale in California’s Pacific Palisades to a EUR €8.6m sale Forte dei Marmi, Italy these are April’s 5 highlighted sales represented by Sotheby’s International Realty. Pacific Palisades, California Barbara Boyle | Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage, $33,946,940 Kihei, Hawaii Ryan MacLaughlin & Alex Cortez | Island Sotheby’s International Realty, $18,750,000 Tokyo, Japan Sunao Hotta & Kotaro Mori | List Sotheby...

Significant Sales: April 2022 Highlights

May 30, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

From a USD $33.9m sale in California’s Pacific Palisades to a EUR €8.6m sale Forte dei Marmi, Italy these are April’s 5 highlighted sales represented by Sotheby’s International Realty. Pacific Palisades, California Barbara Boyle | Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage, $33,946,940 Kihei, Hawaii Ryan MacLaughlin & Alex Cortez | Island Sotheby’s International Realty, $18,750,000 Tokyo, Japan Sunao Hotta & Kotaro Mori | List Sotheby...

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Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the opening of Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty in Ireland. The opening brings the brand’s total number of affiliated offices in Europe to more than 200 and signifies the brand’s continued expansion in Ireland with a total of seven offices servicing the country. Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty is owned and operated by Lisney, Ireland’s largest independently owned multi-disciplinary property advi...

Sotheby’s International Realty Expands its Presence in Ireland

May 29, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the opening of Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty in Ireland. The opening brings the brand’s total number of affiliated offices in Europe to more than 200 and signifies the brand’s continued expansion in Ireland with a total of seven offices servicing the country. Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty is owned and operated by Lisney, Ireland’s largest independently owned multi-disciplinary property advi...

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In desirable locales from East Hampton to San Francisco, these five homes are perfect for the long, lovely days of summer, blending spaces for enjoying the outdoors with easy access to interior comforts and conveniences. Sleek Modern Style in Sagaponack Beate V. Moore, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage Designed by esteemed architect Steven Harris, this thoroughly modern farmhouse sits on 1.3 emerald acres just a block from the be...

The Lounge Life: Five Homes Ideal for Indoor-Outdoor Living

May 28, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

In desirable locales from East Hampton to San Francisco, these five homes are perfect for the long, lovely days of summer, blending spaces for enjoying the outdoors with easy access to interior comforts and conveniences. Sleek Modern Style in Sagaponack Beate V. Moore, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage Designed by esteemed architect Steven Harris, this thoroughly modern farmhouse sits on 1.3 emerald acres just a block from the be...

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Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Marrakech, Morocco | David Monterin, Morocco Sotheby’s International Realty  Built at the centre of the Majorelle botanic garden, a one-hectare landscape of exotic plants and cacti, Majorelle’s creative retreat took on an electric hue that contrasted with the so-called ‘ochre city’ within the old walls, moments away. Own a historic villa next to J...

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Final Week in May 2022

May 27, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Marrakech, Morocco | David Monterin, Morocco Sotheby’s International Realty  Built at the centre of the Majorelle botanic garden, a one-hectare landscape of exotic plants and cacti, Majorelle’s creative retreat took on an electric hue that contrasted with the so-called ‘ochre city’ within the old walls, moments away. Own a historic villa next to J...

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To live in the Berkshires is a privilege. To live in the Berkshires beside a pristine, 33-acre lake on a gated property is a rare gift, reserved only for the phenomenally lucky. Gladys Montgomery – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Exploring this lakefront compound, it’s clear there are few things more desirable than a home located steps away from a private deck, an exclusive dock, and a stretch of calm water. Continue reading Open House | Do...

Open House | Dockside Living in the Berkshires

May 26, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

To live in the Berkshires is a privilege. To live in the Berkshires beside a pristine, 33-acre lake on a gated property is a rare gift, reserved only for the phenomenally lucky. Gladys Montgomery – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Exploring this lakefront compound, it’s clear there are few things more desirable than a home located steps away from a private deck, an exclusive dock, and a stretch of calm water. Continue reading Open House | Do...

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Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  New Canaan, Connecticut | Fatou Niang, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty In Connecticut, a modern farmhouse meets SOHO loft. On 2.65 secluded acres at the end of a long tree-lined driveway sits this stunning modern/contemporary home. The stunning design features beautiful views of the outdoors from every floor-to ceiling...

Video of the Week: A Secluded Modern Home in New Canaan, Connecticut

May 25, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  New Canaan, Connecticut | Fatou Niang, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty In Connecticut, a modern farmhouse meets SOHO loft. On 2.65 secluded acres at the end of a long tree-lined driveway sits this stunning modern/contemporary home. The stunning design features beautiful views of the outdoors from every floor-to ceiling...

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Haute couture icon Gianni Versace was renowned for his use of vivid colors, bold prints, and a general reverence for luxurious classicism. In the 1980s, he expanded his empire to include housewares, furnishings, and textiles and eventually applied his talents to stage designs for operas, ballets, and other productions. Versace employed his skills from all these arenas in the curation of his own home, this grand six-level Baroque Italian palazzo one blo...

Inside a Versace-Curated Palazzo in Manhattan

May 24, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Haute couture icon Gianni Versace was renowned for his use of vivid colors, bold prints, and a general reverence for luxurious classicism. In the 1980s, he expanded his empire to include housewares, furnishings, and textiles and eventually applied his talents to stage designs for operas, ballets, and other productions. Versace employed his skills from all these arenas in the curation of his own home, this grand six-level Baroque Italian palazzo one blo...

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It seems fitting that many of the most familiar landmarks of the Côte d’Azur were constructed during the Belle Époque (the “beautiful epoch”). Opulent buildings colored white and cream stand as mementoes of a Golden Age of European art and science.  You can find spectacular examples of this in Cannes—like the Hôtel de Ville, completed between 1876 and 1877, as well as this gorgeous manor built just a few years later, in 1880. Continue reading Life of L...

Life of Luxury | The Endless Creativity of Cannes

May 23, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

It seems fitting that many of the most familiar landmarks of the Côte d’Azur were constructed during the Belle Époque (the “beautiful epoch”). Opulent buildings colored white and cream stand as mementoes of a Golden Age of European art and science.  You can find spectacular examples of this in Cannes—like the Hôtel de Ville, completed between 1876 and 1877, as well as this gorgeous manor built just a few years later, in 1880. Continue reading Life of L...

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Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the opening of KADENA Sotheby’s International Realty in Serbia, signifying the brand’s continued strength in Europe. The addition marks the brand’s 10th affiliated office in Eastern Europe and its 205th affiliated office in the EMEIA region. KADENA Sotheby’s International Realty is owned and operated by Kadena Properties, one of the leading real estate developers in Serbia, and Hunter Milborne, owner of Mo...

Sotheby’s International Realty Opens First Office in Serbia

May 22, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the opening of KADENA Sotheby’s International Realty in Serbia, signifying the brand’s continued strength in Europe. The addition marks the brand’s 10th affiliated office in Eastern Europe and its 205th affiliated office in the EMEIA region. KADENA Sotheby’s International Realty is owned and operated by Kadena Properties, one of the leading real estate developers in Serbia, and Hunter Milborne, owner of Mo...

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These stylish compounds—from California to Connecticut—are ideal private retreats perfect for swimming, stargazing, sports, or simply relaxing indoors and out. California Country Club Compound Lea Johnson, Sotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage This classic California compound enjoys a premier location in the gated North Ranch Country Club Estates of Westlake Village. The private approximately 3.16-acre grounds feature a dramatic single-stor...

Compound Interest: 5 Private Estates

May 21, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

These stylish compounds—from California to Connecticut—are ideal private retreats perfect for swimming, stargazing, sports, or simply relaxing indoors and out. California Country Club Compound Lea Johnson, Sotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage This classic California compound enjoys a premier location in the gated North Ranch Country Club Estates of Westlake Village. The private approximately 3.16-acre grounds feature a dramatic single-stor...

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Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Malibu, California | Eric Lavey, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage The dreamy three-bedroom property is a perfect beach spot, painted bright white both inside and out. Emma Stone Is Listing Her Malibu Midcentury Modern Ranch for $4.3 Million – Architectural Digest 6 elegant homes in Vermont – The Week Plymouth winery and eve...

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in May 2022

May 20, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Malibu, California | Eric Lavey, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage The dreamy three-bedroom property is a perfect beach spot, painted bright white both inside and out. Emma Stone Is Listing Her Malibu Midcentury Modern Ranch for $4.3 Million – Architectural Digest 6 elegant homes in Vermont – The Week Plymouth winery and eve...

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Martin Wong’s Sunset Park Panoramic from 1985 is an undisputed masterpiece from one of the artist’s most significant bodies of work, The Sunset Park Paintings. This celebrated series, depicting the urban landscape of downtown Brooklyn, originated as a commission for Time Magazine’s Images ’85: Pictures of the Year issue. In this video, explore Martin Wong’s Sunset Park painting with the artist’s gallerist Barry Blinderman.  Sotheby’s Contemporary Day ...

Sotheby’s: Expert Voices – Martin Wong’s Sunset Park

May 19, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Martin Wong’s Sunset Park Panoramic from 1985 is an undisputed masterpiece from one of the artist’s most significant bodies of work, The Sunset Park Paintings. This celebrated series, depicting the urban landscape of downtown Brooklyn, originated as a commission for Time Magazine’s Images ’85: Pictures of the Year issue. In this video, explore Martin Wong’s Sunset Park painting with the artist’s gallerist Barry Blinderman.  Sotheby’s Contemporary Day ...

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Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Queenstown, New Zealand | Gerard Bligh & Hadley van Schaik, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty  This single level, three bedroom, two bathroom home is set on an easy care elevated approximately 700-square-meter section within a peaceful enclave of Jack’s Point. Neighbouring reserve land, this handsome home offers an attrac...

Video of the Week: A Peaceful Retreat on Jack’s Point in Queenstown, New Zealand

May 18, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  Queenstown, New Zealand | Gerard Bligh & Hadley van Schaik, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty  This single level, three bedroom, two bathroom home is set on an easy care elevated approximately 700-square-meter section within a peaceful enclave of Jack’s Point. Neighbouring reserve land, this handsome home offers an attrac...

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The award-winning firm of VanderHorn Architects in Greenwich, Connecticut, prides itself on designing homes inspired by the rich stylistic traditions of the past. That creative vision is crystal clear at this French Norman–style manor set near the banks of the far reaches of Greenwich Cove in Riverside. With its grand proportions, steep hipped rooflines, and ivy-draped stone walls, it would be equally at home in the countryside of France. And the estat...

Inside a French Norman–Inspired Manor in Connecticut

May 17, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

The award-winning firm of VanderHorn Architects in Greenwich, Connecticut, prides itself on designing homes inspired by the rich stylistic traditions of the past. That creative vision is crystal clear at this French Norman–style manor set near the banks of the far reaches of Greenwich Cove in Riverside. With its grand proportions, steep hipped rooflines, and ivy-draped stone walls, it would be equally at home in the countryside of France. And the estat...

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From a US$26.9M sale in Newport Coast, California to a JPY ¥800m sale in Nagano, Japan, here are five of the most notable sales from March 2022 represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network. Newport Coast, California John Cain | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, $26,995,000 Pebble Beach, California Canning Properties Group | Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Brokerage, $18,500,000 Nagano, Japan Ayano Kato | List Sotheby’...

Significant Sales: March 2022 Highlights

May 16, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

From a US$26.9M sale in Newport Coast, California to a JPY ¥800m sale in Nagano, Japan, here are five of the most notable sales from March 2022 represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network. Newport Coast, California John Cain | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, $26,995,000 Pebble Beach, California Canning Properties Group | Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Brokerage, $18,500,000 Nagano, Japan Ayano Kato | List Sotheby’...

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For the busy professional, having a home office can be non-negotiable. These studious, aesthetically pleasing spaces in homes from East Coast to West boast designs that balance elegance and efficiency. Upper East Side Sophistication Robert E. Doernberg, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage High above Lenox Hill, this six-bedroom duplex condominium is flooded with light and revels in stunning skyline, East River, and Central Pa...

Fabulous and Functional: 5 Home Offices That Inspire Productivity

May 14, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

For the busy professional, having a home office can be non-negotiable. These studious, aesthetically pleasing spaces in homes from East Coast to West boast designs that balance elegance and efficiency. Upper East Side Sophistication Robert E. Doernberg, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage High above Lenox Hill, this six-bedroom duplex condominium is flooded with light and revels in stunning skyline, East River, and Central Pa...

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Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida | Jonathan Spears, Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty  Coming in at three stories tall, with a guesthouse to boot, the property encompasses more than 8,000 square feet of living space. And all of that will come furnished, with interiors designed by Christel Giles, Ben Giles’s wife and business partner. Continue reading...

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in May 2022

May 13, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida | Jonathan Spears, Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty  Coming in at three stories tall, with a guesthouse to boot, the property encompasses more than 8,000 square feet of living space. And all of that will come furnished, with interiors designed by Christel Giles, Ben Giles’s wife and business partner. Continue reading...

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These days, the more unique and fun weddings are, the more memorable and fulfilling they can be. Couples are finding ways to pay homage to time-honored traditions while creating customs of their own, and they’re favoring smaller gatherings where guests are treated to highly personalized festivities. More nuptials are taking place in and around the home, a sacred and sentimental space that carries infinitely more meaning than an offsite venue. There are...

Picture a Wedding at These Luxury Properties

May 12, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

These days, the more unique and fun weddings are, the more memorable and fulfilling they can be. Couples are finding ways to pay homage to time-honored traditions while creating customs of their own, and they’re favoring smaller gatherings where guests are treated to highly personalized festivities. More nuptials are taking place in and around the home, a sacred and sentimental space that carries infinitely more meaning than an offsite venue. There are...

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Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  McLean, Virginia | Mark Lowham, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Rugged granite cliffs and panoramic views of the Potomac River set the stage for this exceptional estate which has been described as one of the most beautiful homes on the East Coast. A private lane introduces the gated entrance which reveals the understated, Frenc...

Video of the Week: French Provincial Inspired Mansion in McLean, Virginia

May 11, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.  McLean, Virginia | Mark Lowham, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Rugged granite cliffs and panoramic views of the Potomac River set the stage for this exceptional estate which has been described as one of the most beautiful homes on the East Coast. A private lane introduces the gated entrance which reveals the understated, Frenc...

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One of the most idyllic, picturesque areas in wine country, St. Helena is the heart of Napa Valley—home to some of the region’s finest wineries and restaurants, the world-renowned Auberge du Soleil Resort, and some of its most captivating estates. St. Helena, California | Hillary Ryan, Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Helena Brokerage Located on a private hill just above these legendary vineyards and wineries, this 21-acre compound consists of a 13...

Inside Wine Country’s Round Hill Estate

May 10, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

One of the most idyllic, picturesque areas in wine country, St. Helena is the heart of Napa Valley—home to some of the region’s finest wineries and restaurants, the world-renowned Auberge du Soleil Resort, and some of its most captivating estates. St. Helena, California | Hillary Ryan, Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Helena Brokerage Located on a private hill just above these legendary vineyards and wineries, this 21-acre compound consists of a 13...

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Harald Grant & Bruce Grant – Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage Nautical aesthetics permit you to pamper yourself with an oceanside retreat and not even have to pack a bag — or live near the ocean, for that matter. You can bring coastal inspiration to any space and recreate the tranquility of the salt-scented wind and open water at home through design.  Here are five instances of how this can be done through the use of colors, furnit...

Nautical Nature: 5 Homes with Sea-Inspired Design

May 9, 2022 | Erik Weinbrecht

Harald Grant & Bruce Grant – Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage Nautical aesthetics permit you to pamper yourself with an oceanside retreat and not even have to pack a bag — or live near the ocean, for that matter. You can bring coastal inspiration to any space and recreate the tranquility of the salt-scented wind and open water at home through design.  Here are five instances of how this can be done through the use of colors, furnit...

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