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Luxury Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty

The Best of Island Living

Turquoise waters, breezy sea air, sun soaked beaches and lush greenery are part and parcel for the idyllic island jaunt, but there are tropical escapes, and then there are tropical escapes.

Once you decide to own a slice of paradise, the details of island living become that much more nuanced. It becomes about sun and shade cycles, open-air living, a welcome dose of privacy, and views whenever possible. Warm wood adds a beach-hut feel, sweeping white walls offset pops of topical color, and washed stones evoke nearby shorelines. Couple those trappings of good taste with resort-like amenities and you may never leave the island.

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Luxury Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty

Designing the Perfect Minimalist Home

Silence is golden. So is subtlety. There is a fantastic mystery attached to minimalism. In real estate, this applies not only to a property, but to its owner as well. It could be that these contemporary home designs feel as though they are devoid of clues. Perhaps there are fewer pieces of statement-making art, or the sentimental treasures we collect over the years are hidden in shelving that requires a knowing push or pull where a knob might otherwise expose the secrets within.

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Luxury Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty

The Best of Europe’s Wine Region

Any oenophile worth their decanter will have plenty to say about European grapes. Some will favor the inky purples of a Tuscan blend, noting hints of chocolate, violet and brambleberry; some look to Germany for a refreshing and snappy Riesling with its tight citrus finish; others may opt for the downy, fruity notes of Greece’s Agiorgitiko vines; and more than a few will praise France for its mastery of Champagne, finding honeyed, rich flavors layered over complex and vibrant notes in an Ambonnay Grand Cru Brut.

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When Art Finds Its Home: A Collection of Luxury Residences with Custom Art Pieces

As Featured on the Sotheby’s International Realty Blog

For the collector, art is a top of mind consideration when purchasing a home, whether it’s grand wall space, custom built-ins, or a dedicated gallery space to showcase select pieces. Some connoisseurs take their passion one step further, incorporating art into their home’s design through custom works of art crafted to perfectly suit a property. From stunning entryways and dining rooms to gorgeous outdoor entertaining spaces, explore a collection of luxury real estate offerings around the United States in which art truly meets home.

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Luxury Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty

Architectural Spotlight | Enchanting Chalets

Nestled into the sides of mountains, these often-snowy homes are also ideal for the ski-enthusiast, or simply someone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. Originating in Europe’s Alpine region, these wooden residences predominantly feature heavy, gently-sloping rooves and wide, angular eaves showcased in the front of the structure. Time and cultural developments around skiing and hiking have transformed these one-time seasonal farm buildings into sought after landing pads during prime recreational periods in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

Let’s discover five enchanting chalets from Italy to Utah.

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Luxury Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty

As Featured on the Sotheby’s International Realty Blog – Video of the Week: Yarrow Point Contemporary Home in Bellevue, Washington

The home at 4648 Yarrow Point is a gallery of life experiences, carefully created to reflect the owner’s worldwide travels in a profound experience that tempts the senses. A signature collection of hand selected wall finishes and art pieces that capture the feel of each individual room are featured throughout. Lose yourself in the tranquility of 6,100 square-feet of waterfront living, situated perfectly on a 27,800-square-foot expanse.

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