What the Next Generation of Affluent Consumers Wants from Luxury Brands

What the Next Generation of Affluent Consumers Wants from Luxury Brands

We’re witnessing the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history. The luxury market is being reshaped by the emergence of new luxury consumers, ones who are acutely aware of being sold to, skeptical of traditional marketing tactics, and dismissive of volume as an indicator of wealth. Millennials and their buying habits are more acute than any generation before them—bringing new challenges to the luxury space. I spoke about this recently…

Downtown Holland’s First Ever Charity Shopping Event

Downtown Holland’s First Ever Charity Shopping Event

On Saturday, February 3rd, Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty had the pleasure of sponsoring Downtown Holland’s first ever charity shopping event, The Big Give. Over $16,500 was raised for the 15 non-profit organizations that were selected to participate in the event, an impressive number for the very first year! With a total of 40 participating Downtown Holland stores and restaurants, 15% of all sales was donated to charity. During The Big…

Sotheby’s | Inside the Wine Collections of Great Connoisseurs

Sotheby’s | Inside the Wine Collections of Great Connoisseurs

Drawing from some of the best cellars known to Sotheby’s, the collections featured in Finest & Rarest Wines (24 February, New York) include wines from the most sought-after domains in Burgundy, the top chateaux in Bordeaux and beyond. Selections such as La Tâche DRC 1995, Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1991 and Petrus 1993 highlight the unparalleled study and passion of true wine connoisseurs. Read on to learn more about the remarkable private collections, along with their greatest…

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in February 2018

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in February 2018

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home. A Former Coal Baron’s Mansion is Up for Sale – Bloomberg Pursuits Can this Billionaire’s Row Apartment Beat the Odds, Resell for $70 Million? – Forbes Dream Homes: Five Tempting Properties for Sale in Tuscany – USA Today Mel Gibson’s Onetime Connecticut Mansion Lists for $22.5 Million – Wall Street Journal Home on Lake Tahoe Compound Featured in ‘Godfather II’…

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | February 2018

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | February 2018

From a Baroque-style penthouse in Israel to a private island in the Bahamas, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales. Israel Sotheby’s International Realty | Contact Shelly Belzer-Shmelzer for more information This grand, Baroque-style penthouse resides in the enduring Sea One – a post-modern tower ideally located on Tel Aviv beach, designed by Harald Klein. Guests and residents will enjoy outstanding accommodation, pool and wellness facilities overlooking the…

5 Homes Ready for Super Bowl LII

5 Homes Ready for Super Bowl LII

One of the world’s most anticipated sporting events is once again upon us; Super Bowl LII will see the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles faceoff for the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy on Sunday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While U.S. Bank Stadium can seat 65,000 die-hard gridiron fans, its estimated that more than 150 million viewers around the world will be in front of their TVs with friends and families to enjoy the game, the cinematic commercials and…

Transform Your Space: Curating Art for Your Home

Transform Your Space: Curating Art for Your Home

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. Perhaps you’re a strategist, focusing on pieces with a kind of visual mathematical…

Pastoral Living | 4 Modern Farmhouses

Pastoral Living | 4 Modern Farmhouses

We often associate rural living with simplicity, quiet, and escape. The notion of farmhouse living conjures images of a small home perched atop a hill, overlooking acres of grassy pastures while horses or other livestock roam the open fields. Today’s modern farmhouses, however, take all the benefits of breathtaking landscape, vast natural surroundings, and wide-open spaces and marry them with the trappings of luxurious amenities, contemporary design, and plain-old good…

A New Era of Lakefront Living

A New Era of Lakefront Living

Ever imagined life on the lakeshore, with the best of both Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa? Your waterfront dreams can be made a reality at Point West, an exclusive community of 24 J. Visser-designed year-round cottages providing captivating views of Lake Macatawa. Located mere hours from Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit, Point West boasts a lifestyle unlike any other, with unparalleled sunsets, tranquil surroundings, and access to both lakes. Marvel at…