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.
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.”
“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.
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.
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.
This #TravelTuesday, venture with us to properties on the best beaches in the world, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The Sotheby’s International Realty network boats branded offices in seven of the top beach locations ranked worldwide.
Modern architecture comprises many different styles and designs, with no one set of defining standards. Visually and aesthetically pleasing, modern architecture places an emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines and 90-degree angles. From the Cayman Islands to the Republic of Malta, explore ultra-modern homes of the world.