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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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Art, Sotheby's

LIVE | Vintage

“There’s so much complexity, history, culture, geology, and climatology; all the sciences and social sciences being combined into this one fascinating beverage.” ~ Jeannie Cho Le

Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee travels from Hong Kong to an exquisite vineyard estate in Sonoma Valley, California.  Surrounded by rows of cabernet and chardonnay, Jeannie reflects on her passion for the vine while she prepares a dinner party paired with the perfect wines.

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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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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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Extraordinary Living, Sotheby's International Realty

Carry the Torch | Homes Fit for Athletes

In our first installment of the “Carry the Torch” series, join on us on a journey around the world to experience homes for top-class athletes. Whether it’s a home gym, swimming pool, or a dedicated space for your favorite team sport, let’s explore homes fit for the stars of the Summer Games.

Anguilla$4,400,000 USD | Island Harbour, Anguilla | Anguilla Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on Anguilla’s leeward north side on the Sea Rocks of Island Harbour near some of Anguilla’s most beautiful reefs, Villa Amarilla overlooks a mesmerizing scene that changes continually with the tides from iridescent aqua to deep sapphire blue. The villa features a home gym that benefit from the surrounding environment with large doors and windows that look out over the ocean and open to the grounds. The home’s spectacular setting, stunning design and décor, and elegant comfort create the perfect ambience for your island home.

Utah$8,000,000 USD | Springville, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

This sprawling estate in Utah is situated in Hobble Creek Canyon on 109 acres of horse property with picturesque mountain views, lush horse pastures, a cold mountain river and a huge pond full of trout. The property is ideal for entertaining; it features a full-sized indoor basketball court, an exercise room, an incredible indoor swimming pool, a theater room, acres of lawns, and it even has its own private softball field.

Belgium3.250.000 € EUR | Brabant Wallon, Belgium | Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the famed Sept Fontaines Golf Club, this nearly 900-square-meter contemporary home is striking in design and features. Blending the use of lines and large windows, this light-filled escape also comes complete with an indoor soccer pitch. The Sept Fontaines Golf Course area is wooded and in close proximity to the Waterloo shopping center.

California$3,750,000 USD | Valyermo, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

This pristine and tranquil ranch is surrounded by the lush San Gabriel Mountains and adjacent to the Angeles National Forest. Here you can experience the wonders of nature on this nearly 150-acre parcel with exceptional sunrises and sunsets, and a night sky filled with a blanket of stars. The property includes a swimming pool with diving board, tennis courts, sand volleyball, zip lines and areas perfect for fishing.

AustraliaPrice Upon Request | Brisbane, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

Built and designed over three levels of luxury and functionality, this home is unparalleled in its many offerings and high quality finishes. The ground level features access to the home’s full-size, floodlit championship tennis court. Also featured in this captivating property is three-level home theater, dual-lane lap pool, billiards room, bowling alley and wet bar.

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Extraordinary Living, Featured Property, Sotheby's International Realty

Equine Elegance | The Kentucky Derby

It’s Kentucky Derby week! With names like Secretariat, American Pharaoh and Barbaro forever engrained in time, the 142nd “Race for Roses” and first leg of the Triple Crown will take place this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Drawing inspiration from the big day, let’s explore a few elegant equestrian-inspired homes from around the world.

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