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.
You clicked and we counted – this week we’ll take a look back at your favorite blogs, videos, destinations, and homes from sothebysrealty.com in 2017.
Out of the more than 40 thousand properties to experience on sothebysrealty.com, these five luxury homes from Louisiana to England saw more visitors than any other in 2017.
Sotheby’s International Realty recently released the fourth volume of Collections for 2017, which reflects on the brand’s extraordinary growth and members of a network that spans over 930 offices in 69 countries and territories. “It has been another landmark year for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and I want to congratulate each of you on your continued success and wish you all the best for a prosperous 2018,” writes Philip White, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. The issue highlights Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in two places, as broker Blake Ruud-Johnson shares his experience at the 2017 Global Networking Event and the brand recognizes Becky Gray’s representation of The Iconic Medina Waterfront Estate.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Bandon Property Sales in Bandon, Oregon, is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty.
The firm, which is owned and operated by Hunter Finch, has served the luxury residential real estate markets of Bandon and the southern Oregon coast for over a decade.
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.
Driven by a commitment to leveraging the trusted heritage and global reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, Momentum 2017 invited speakers from around the network to share their insights on emerging luxury and setting the standard.
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.
Nestled in the heart of Park City, Utah, with direct access to the regions’ finest slopes, Skullcandy founder Rick Alden is selling his ski-in/ski-out home for $18.9 million with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.