Whether you spend the day exploring local art and architecture, browsing market stops, or indulging in culinary delights, there’s no denying the seventh and final day of the week is reserved for discovery as a ritual. We explore the best of Barcelona on a Sunday.
Luxury Real Estate
Whether it’s a celebration of the month of romance or the winter chill in the air, the perfect place to spend a February evening is by the fire. In or outdoors, fireplaces are the ideal space for friends and family to gather, from enjoying a quiet moment after dinner to unwinding after a long work week. Browse a collection of luxurious homes that elevate fireside living no matter the season.
A recent feature in Curbed Seattle takes a look at the top twenty residential sales of 2017, from sweeping estates in Laurelhurst and Broadmoor to unforgettable modern living in the city’s most luxurious skyscrapers. Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to share that three of our sales made the list, the first a stunning condo in 1521 2nd Avenue represented by Julie Biniasz, the other two, residences within the Broadmoor community listed by Laura Halliday.
Buying an equestrian property is unlike any other real estate purchase, and owning it is unlike any other way of life. There is an emotional component, sometimes even an aspirational one.
Your home serves as the outward expression of your inner-self, something of a vessel for your spirit. To capture that essence, clear structure, a thoughtful palette, and ambient lighting hold key roles; but it’s what you display in this space that makes it unique. Curating art for this blank slate is what makes a home uniquely yours.
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.
Pantone®, the global color authority announced PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the color of the year for 2018. Described as, “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”
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.
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.