Classic Kitchens

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Fresh ingredients, artfully crafted recipes, and memorable moments with family and friends come together inside of culinary experiences – all of which find their start in the kitchen. From New York to New Zealand, create an unforgettable meal in these classic kitchens.

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$9,850,000 USD | Millbrook, New York | Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty

Meticulous planning by noted architect Paul Gleicher has repurposed these beautiful early agricultural barns as the centerpiece of this 40-acre gentlemen’s farm, formerly owned by the late music composer Marvin Hamlisch. Arranged around a large courtyard together with the newly renovated farmhouse of the same period, this beautiful property is privately situated and surrounded by meadows and woods in the midst of Millbrook’s glorious countryside. The compilation of restored buildings, circa 1839, offers an opportunity to enjoy 12,000 square-feet of luxurious modern living against a backdrop of history. Each barn, with exposed beams, wide board floors, and oak paneling, is uniquely appointed for separate use and includes beautifully laid out executive office space, billiard lounge, artist’s studio, gourmet kitchen, and media room.

California kitchen$40,000,000 USD | Montecito, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Nestled in the hills of Montecito, this more than eight-acre property features quintessential Californian indoor/outdoor comfort along with luxurious Balinese and Asian-influenced design. Torii gates invite you across an expansive koi pond to the front entry where, through a glass wall the heart of this remarkable residence, the Great Room is seen. The interior wall finish, replicated from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, was achieved through a meticulous, hand-crafted process involving six layers of sand and plaster.

expansive kitchens$5,750,000 USD | Bethesda, Maryland | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This sensational home was built in 1913 and renovated by Gibson Builders in 2013 with interior design by award winning Mary Drysdale. The residence, unparalleled in design, features an incredible grand salon, gorgeous master bedroom suite with his and her baths, and gourmet kitchen.

kitchen design$7,388,000  CAD | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Combining clean contemporary lines with timeless traditional details, this home’s interior design by Brian Gluckstein is remarkably elegant yet casual and inviting. Blending both worlds seamlessly, the formal living and dining rooms are finished with wallpaper and wainscoting. The coffered ceiling with crown molding has recess pot lighting; 10-foot ceilings and eight-foot solid core doors add grandeur.

new zealand kitchenPrice Upon Request | Wanaka, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Constructed from hand placed hardwood pillars and featuring schist detailing throughout, this spacious lakefront mansion is timeless in both design and function. A stunning entrance draws you in, where you are welcomed by the tranquil sound of water. High ceilings and a grand staircase lead you to the upper level, where the master bedroom and en-suite, a two-bedroom apartment, library, bar and entertainment wing await.

real estate holland$3,495,000 | Holland, Michigan | Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty

One of the many inspired details in this distinctive Lake Macatawa residence includes the incomparable kitchen. Boasting Wolf and Sub Zero appliances, there is ample storage space as well as generously sized island with barstool seating. A butler pantry compliments nearby, ideal for mixing an evening cocktail while taking in your private lakeshore views and the rest of the captivating home.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: November 2017

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Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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$4,950,000 USD | Holland, Michigan | Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty 

This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home is connected by tunnel to a 30-car garage that spans about 10,000 square feet

A Michigan Property Where the Car Is King – Wall Street Journal

Healdsburg Victorian farmhouse asks $5.4 million – Curbed

6 perfect homes for golf enthusiasts – The Week

Triplex Penthouse at 212 Fifth Ave. Returns to the Market—for $5 Million More – Mansion Global

Waterfront Georgica Cove estate on over two acres lists for $16.5M – Curbed

$1.5 Million Homes in Rhode Island, California and Georgia – The New York Times

6 gorgeous Victorian Homes – The Week

Century-old Amagansett traditional style home lists for $3.85M – Curbed

Seattle’s Bellevue Neighborhood Is a Haven for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Tech Employees – Mansion Global

Study: Renters in SF need higher credit scores than other cities – SFGate

10 Homes That Are Modern-Living Goals—Inside And Out – Elle Decor

Sag Harbor contemporary with 3,000 square feet hits market for $3.35M – Curbed

Sotheby’s First Dubai Auction Brings in $3.6 Million – Forbes

Featured Listing | Distinctive Lake Macatawa Residence

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Open the doorway to sophistication in this custom built Mike Schaap Builders home. Located on Lake Macatawa, the beauty of the lakeshore rivals unique design and savvy details throughout.

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1095 South Shore Drive, Holland, MI | $3,495,000

Intriguing elements are featured in the home, including remarkable fireplace with captivating views of the lake, perfect to cozy up to and watch the boats roll by.

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In the kitchen, a butler pantry and Wolf and Sub Zero appliances compliment the ultimate culinary experience.

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All will marvel at your private waterfront from the Ipe deck overlooking the pool, ready for an afternoon dip.

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The main floor master suite is an exclusive getaway, boasting a spa-like experience with serene master bath and generously sized walk-through closet with direct access to the laundry room. All other bedrooms are en suite, ideal for overnight guests.

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Store your favorite wine in the downstairs cellar, showing off your collection. Prep a summer meal at the lower level wet bar and enjoy direct access to the patio, ready for a grill out as you admire your exclusive waterfront oasis.

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Interested? Contact Josi and Chad today!

 

 

LIVE | Farm & Ranch

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From the $58 million Four Peaks Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado to a boutique Stellenbosch vineyard estate in South Africa, discover four enthralling farm and ranch properties offering one-of-a-kind experiences.

Colorado$58,500,000 USD | Snowmass, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Taking its name from surrounding Snowmass Mountain, Capitol Peak, Mount Daly, and Mount Sopris, Four Peaks Ranch is the consummate mountain sanctuary. Once inside the gate, a world of unique splendor and beauty awaits. An outdoor paradise spreads out amongst the 876 pristine and unspoiled acres with 15 miles of alluring private trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, paintball, and cross-country skiing. Moreover, a stocked pond and private beach with cabana, abundant wildlife for an exceptional private hunting experience, a chipping and putting green, and even a private labyrinth make these outdoor activities unrivaled for a personal residence of this stature.

Florida$28,900,000 USD | Wellington, Florida | Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty

This impeccable 62-acre equestrian compound in heart of Wellington is located within minutes of the Winter Equestrian Festival, Global Dressage Festival, and International Polo Club. Completed in 2005 with top notch facilities, this farm is ready for occupancy. The square polo area offers 20 stalls in each row, totaling 60 stalls, centered around a courtyard with sitting area, summer kitchen, and Asado grill. In close proximity are two regulation-size polo fields with a quarter-mile exercise track. Celebration Grassland and a grandstand with fitness center and bathrooms is also available.

SouthAfricaPrice Upon Request | Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

This boutique wine estate is gated and immensely private, and has unparalleled and unobstructed 360-degree views. All the while, it is remarkably close to Stellenbosch, Somerset West, and a short drive to the city of Cape Town. This slice of paradise is designed to invoke the feeling of being on top of the world and sits high on the magnificent Helderberg Mountain, neighbor to many desirable Stellenbosch Vineyards. The views from this home epitomize the term panoramic, offering magnificent vistas as far as Cape Town, Robben Island and False Bay.

$4,750,000 USD | Bozeman, Montana | Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty

With elevations up to 8,000 feet, this extremely rare 640-acre property is surrounded by National Forests with mountain views in all directions. Arrive by helicopter or car at your secure and serene family compound. This Retreat offers utmost privacy, yet is only a 30-minute drive north of downtown Bozeman. Protected by a conservation easement, the land and wildlife will remain unchanged; the easement allows four residences in addition to the two currently on the property, ideal for gatherings. Enjoy endless recreational activity in your own Yellowstone National Park, ski at nearby Bridger Bowl, or bike, hike or simply relax at neighboring Fairy Lake.

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Extraordinary Properties | Waterfront Listings

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As the weather gets more and more gray by the day, we’re reminiscing on warmer times: plopped on a beach, sand between our toes, and a cool down in the lake just three or four short steps away. To get us through these chilly months, we suggest planning for a summer on the lake. And what better way than to admire these homes situated on the calming waters of both inland lakes and Lake Michigan.

homes for sale$3,495,000 USD | 1095 South Shore Drive | Holland, Michigan

On the shores of Lake Macatawa, boasting infinite opportunities for entertaining, all will marvel at your waterfront home. Discover your passion for the water on all-sports Lake Macatawa, connecting to Lake Michigan, or enjoy a summer day poolside on your serene patio with inground pool.

lake michigan$1,850,000 USD | 17299 Beach Ridge Way | West Olive, Michigan

This is an inspired beachfront home, a custom build situated on a low bluff with 122′ of private Lake Michigan frontage. See every picturesque sunset from the comfort of your deck, and store your lake toys or boat in the generously sized garage. Throughout all seasons, this Lake Michigan beach home is an incomparable escape!

lake michigan cottage$799,000 USD | 5065 Anderfind Drive | Ludington, Michigan

With views like these, you’ll find it hard to leave your Lake Michigan retreat. Enjoy 95′ of private sugar sand beach frontage, just 130 steps away. This estate sits off of a quiet road to provide ultimate privacy in an elegant space, an easy drive to the charming lake towns of Pentwater and Ludington.

cottage for sale$724,900 USD | 8950 Beech Ridge Drive | Montague, Michigan

This captivating cottage resides on the shores of Lake Michigan, with 100’ of private, low bluff beach frontage to call your own. Take in majestic views of the water while sipping your morning cup of coffee or enjoy jet skiing and boating on the water as this serene cottage is your gateway into timeless Lake Michigan living.

vacant land Lake Michigan $650,000 USD | 0 Scenic Drive | Montague, Michigan

An intriguing estate-size parcel of land is the ideal location for your harmonious lakefront build. Let your imagination run wild with 413′ of captivating Lake Michigan frontage you can enjoy for boating, fishing, jet skiing, and swimming amongst the waves and sandy shoreline. 

pure michigan$519,000 USD | 2586 121st Avenue | Allegan, Michigan

Summer’s got nothing on you at this remarkable home! Made for entertaining and relaxation, this exclusive residence boasts private frontage on 320 acre Miner Lake, a spring fed, dam controlled, all-sports lake with depths to 83′. After a long day of boating, jet skiing, and swimming, your tranquil home greets you, exclusively situated with wooded surroundings.

 

 

Want to explore our other extraordinary properties? Contact Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty today to find your remarkable home!

 

 

 

 

Come Sail Away | The Yachting Lifestyle

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For sailors, life coalesces around all things blue. It is a world of freedom, challenges and discoveries. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of leaning into the wind, whether it’s for a race or for the distant shores of a quiet anchorage.

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

Sailing is a passion, a lifestyle and a community, where people can’t wait to set sail and are equally excited about returning home to a league of the like-minded. Camaraderie runs deep, even if no two sailors can ever agree on elements that make up a perfect boating town. Is it an escapist destination without a single traffic light in the Caribbean or South Pacific? Or a lively cosmopolitan port on the California coast? Ocean, lake, bay or river? The list of candidates for the world’s great yachting spots is a fluid one, arguably determined as much for their land-based amenities as the conditions of the wind, waves, and weather.

Florida$26,950,000 USD | Miami Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Top waterfront communities excel at offering residents a vacation way of life on both land sea often that includes golf, tennis, dining and cultural events. One luxury yacht-centric development even has its own private airport and medical center.

Spain25.000.000 € | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

Mallorca, in Spain’s Balearic Islands, draws international crowd, and with it second-home buyers, for its strategic location, mega-yacht accommodations and myriad of boating-related services. “And, obviously, one of the most important factors is the Mediterranean weather,” says Amalia Losada of Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty. “All these reasons make Mallorca a very attractive destination.” Boaters also know the island as an important stop on the global yachting circuit owing to the Copa del Rey, an annual regatta in which more than 130 teams representing two dozen nations compete for honors in the waters of the Bay of Palma de Mallorca.

SVG$67,500,000 XCD | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty

Losada says the profile of sailing devotees is not a simple one. “There are risk takers and sun-and-sea enthusiasts.” And, fortunately, there are boating communities world-wide to accommodate any and all of them.

West Michigan Highlight: Holland

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Discover Holland, a vibrant community backed by a cherished history and thriving town. If you’ve ever visited Holland, Michigan, you will identify with its tranquil and pleasant surroundings, including its close proximity to the incomparable beaches of Lake Michigan. Beach lovers tend to marvel at the crystal blue waters, amazed by the massive spread of shoreline with sandy space for everyone. Oh, and a trip to Lake Michigan isn’t complete without a photo opp at Big Red – one of the most influential lighthouses on the lakeshore.

Downtown Holland is a wonder all its own on iconic 8th Street, a stretch of pavement straight out of a storybook. Shop ’til you drop at any of the locally owned shops, featuring everything from home goods to chic clothing boutiques. Stomach growling? Downtown Holland has dining favorites like New Holland Brewing Company, Butch’s, or the City Deli, each with a unique take on cuisine. There are books to be read at the quaint coffee shops and if (when) you fall in love downtown, there are apartments, condos, and more nearby.

Natives to the area share a common love for celebrations, including the internationally-known Tulip Time Festival in May. The festivities reach deep into our heritage, from the breathtaking Windmill Island to the Dutch dancers sporting wooden shoes. And we don’t stop there: the holidays boast plenty of parades, fun, and events.

Want to experience more of Holland? View the short video below!