New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale | December 2018

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From a palatial estate in Chevy Chase, Maryland to a remarkable Art Deco villa in the center of Rome, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland | Daniel Heider, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty 

The Corby Mansion, built in 1893 for Francis Newlands, is a landmark in America’s first planned suburb designed by Chevy Chase architect Leon E. Dessez. A Congressman and Senator from Nevada, Newlands named the estate “Ishpiming,” meaning “high ground” in Chippewa. Senator Newlands was the organizer and first president of the Chevy Chase Club as well as a developer with the Chevy Chase Land Company. This highly coveted landmark estate prompted official inquiries regarding the possibility of it serving as the Vice President’s residence. The estate was instead sold to “Mother’s Bread” heir William S. Corby in 1909.

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Moscow, Russa | Natalia Filipovskaia, Moscow Sotheby’s International Realty 

This 2,164-square-meter mansion is located on nearly 6,000 square meters of land. Among the offered amenities, this home features a combined hall-library, home cinema, and swimming pool. An additional building on the site showcases a garage for four cars.

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Bridgehampton, New York | Beate V. Moore, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

This unparalleled oceanfront home was constructed in 2016 by master builder Ed Bulgin. Four luxurious ensuite bedrooms plus separate studio with bath give to breathtaking ocean views. The spectacular outdoor entertaining space surrounded by an oversized waterside gunite pool with spa, two grills, gas pizza oven, and fridge all overlooks the Atlantic. A three-car garage plus an additional one-car garage, two outdoor showers, and basketball hoop sit on nearly two beautifully landscaped gated acres.

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Rome, Italy | Vincenzo Lupattelli, Italy Sotheby’s International Realty 

This beautiful Art Deco villa is located in one of the most elegant districts in Rome, known as Ludovisi. Very close to the famous Villa Borghese park, Via Veneto, this residence is centrally located as it is only a few minutes from the Spanish Steps, Termini station, subway, and the shopping area. The villa has four floors and was built by the famous Roman architect, Carlo Pincherle.


Discover more properties for sale, in West Michigan or around the globe, by contacting one of our agents today.

 

 

Featured Listing | Private Custom-Built Lakeside Cottage

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Pairing peaceful surroundings with the excitement of life on the water, this lakeside home debuting to the market is a stunning retreat. Look further into this custom-built home.

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1733 Forest Cove Trail, Allegan, MI| $1,350,000

Crafted to the highest standard by Mike Schaap Builders with the accompanying custom millwork of Benchmark Wood Studio, this sophisticated cottage welcomes visitors down a private drive to this exclusive property. Nestled on all sports Lake Allegan, water enthusiasts will take full advantage of the dock with hydraulic boat lift and enjoying wakeboarding, skiing, tubing and more on the refreshing waters.

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Step inside to an expansive living room, boasting flooring, an ultra-grand ceiling comprised of Alder, complimenting the home’s rustic yet luxurious design. Light a fire in the gas-started wood burning fireplace, as the hues flicker off of the real stonework. Settle into a good book or simply relax and soak up the waterfront views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows, as the surrounding landscape of towering evergreens and mature hardwoods nod to the year-round enjoyment.

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Your culinary creations will come to life in the intricately-designed kitchen, featuring granite countertops, Cherry island top, and solid Cherry doors. Elevated with three dishwasher drawers, Limestone flooring, and professional series appliances, even the most experienced chef has the proper tools at their disposal. Everyone will have a seat in the dining room, while smaller meals can be enjoyed at the kitchen’s savvy custom built banquette.

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The convenient bar makes entertaining a breeze with its ice maker and two refrigerated drawers, while surround sound throughout the great room, master suite, and kitchen, as well as the screened in hot tub porch, presents the utmost opportunity for relaxation.

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Host overnight guests in the multiple main floor en-suites all boasting custom-built bedroom furniture or downstairs in the bunk room featuring 10 beds. The finished basement offers extra space for all your guests’ recreational and gaming desires while you retire to your peaceful main level master suite.

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An oversized three-stall garage hosts custom storage cabinetry to stow belongings away. Give your beloved family and friends their own private retreat in the garage’s fully-finished upstairs guest apartment, boasting two bedrooms and baths, a full kitchen, and laundry.

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An incomparable escape from the every day, this tranquil retreat is designed for those seeking an inspired lifestyle. Built with regards to privacy, luxury, and comfort, this waterfront cottage serves as a year-round home or charming getaway, harboring your memories for years to come.


Eager to see this beauty in person? Contact us for a tour today.

3 Fantastic Real Estate Listing Videos

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In a competitive real estate market, especially that of 2018, your marketing needs to be top-notch to ensure your listing stands out. That requires high-quality photography, exceptional listing comments, and yes, videos.

Many real estate agents and their sellers are investing in listing videos to showcase the key features of the property. Video draws emotion in a way that photos alone simply cannot.

While there are all different styles of real estate videos, the challenge is creating intrigue with a high production value. These types of videos can engage your audience in a visually compelling way.

Here are three of our favorite real estate listing videos that add a crucial component to the homes they represent.

A Waterfront Home

From the luxury car pulling into the garage to family movie night, this real estate video highlights all of the home’s best features, while adding a unique storyline.

An Exclusive and Inspiring Estate

This home boasts incredible amenities on 40-acres of property – and the video is sure to express all of its unique nooks and crannies in a way photography just can’t. (P.S. did you see that garage!?)

Simple Waterfront Cottage

Just because your property is listing for a lower price doesn’t mean your marketing should reflect that. Property videos add an extra element of emotion to any listing, regardless of price point.


Experience full-service luxury marketing with your real estate services. Call us today.

 

 

Featured Listing | Lake Michigan Waterfront Masterpiece

Dreaming of an entirely unique Lake Michigan beach home? Look no further than this inspired oasis, providing a private lifestyle situated near South Haven’s quaint downtown. Take a look into this contemporary beach home where luxury abounds.

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77280 South Beach Drive, South Haven, MI| $2,495,000

Whether you seek an inviting lakeshore home for entertaining friends and family, or a peaceful environment to soak in the summer sun, this custom-built retreat is your escape from the every day.

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The main level makes entertaining a breeze with a state-of-the-art kitchen, dining, hearth room and living room. The covered patio is ready for an afternoon BBQ, with a sprawling lawn opening up to the beach below.

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The impressive trim details, including inlaid ceilings and classic built-ins, complement the refreshing coastal flair and underscores the meticulous construction of Mike Schaap Builders.

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Reserved for rest and relaxation, the upper level provides accommodations for overnight guests, as well as a majestic master suite. Opening up to the deck, enjoy morning coffee or an evening sunset over the water.

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Awake to the calming sound of the waves. Waterfront amenities abound, including a beach bathroom and outdoor shower to keep sand at bay.

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Spend all your days on the shore of Lake Michigan or take a short bike ride into downtown South Haven, a hub of fine dining, shops and more. From morning until dusk, your lakefront residence will house your Lake Michigan memories for years to come.


Ready for an in-person tour? Contact Josi Van Horn today.

 

Living History | Own a Converted 40-Room Hotel in Jerome, Arizona

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Built at the height of copper mining in Arizona by magnate James “Rawhide Jimmy” Douglas in 1919, the former Little Daisy Hotel has been converted into an astounding mansion.

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Jerome, Arizona | Donna Chesler, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty 

When Lisa Acker and her late husband Walter decided to purchase the property in 1995, it wasn’t much more than a concrete husk of its former glory. As recently reported in Bloomberg, “by the mid-1950s, the mining economy in Jerome collapsed, and the hotel fell into disrepair, along with the rest of the area.”

“They sold all the windows and doors, even the tile roof. Everything was sold for salvage, and people just walked off with whatever they didn’t strip.” – Lisa Acker

Prior to the Acker’s purchase, the property’s ownership passed into the hands of atomic clock developer, William Earl Bell in 1969 as part of a massive deal encompassing adjacent land.

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Brought back to life by master craftspeople over nine years, the sprawling home is set on nearly three-and-one-half acres and offers over 12,000 square-feet of temperature-controlled living space, 2,900 square-feet of interior porches, 2,600 square-feet of garage/workshop, and 9,000 square-feet of rooftop gardens.

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Once comprising 40 rooms during its days as a mining hotel hotspot, the private residence now features every modern amenity but steeped in old world charm.

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Incredible views of the entire Verde Valley, Cleopatra Hill, and Jerome provide the perfect backdrop for an experience of a lifetime at The Little Daisy.

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Search for your next extraordinary home here.

 

 

Featured Listing | Harmonious Lake Michigan Retreat

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Enjoying your morning coffee with an exclusive view of Lake Michigan, days spent on your private beachfront, and evenings admiring a painted nighttime sky…this waterfront home was made for a relaxed coastal lifestyle. Glimpse into this remarkable lakeshore paradise.

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384 N Lakeshore Drive, Holland, MI| $1,699,000

A private, wood-lined drive leads to your Lake Michigan residence that comes complete with a charming interior. Sit by the wood-burning fireplace and take in a captivating view of the water below as sunlight beams in from the large windows. Maple flooring extends from the living room to the kitchen.

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Ready for your culinary creations, the kitchen is designed with large island, plenty of storage, and boasts Wolf double ovens and range. Store the makings of a delicious meal in the SubZero Pro refrigerator that compliments the Cherry cabinetry.

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Invite friends and family over for game night, choose your favorite film to watch in the theater area, or grab a bottle of wine from the cellar to sip outdoors on the lakeside deck.

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Incomparable Details

A drive and walk snowmelt system keeps paths clear year-round, making maintenance a breeze. Find your way to the separate carriage house that includes beach bath, ideal for water toy storage, a private office, or overflow space. The heated garage comes complete with Epoxy flooring and dog wash.

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Toast to Your Lakeshore Home

Your lakeshore paradise is situated on Holland’s treasured Gold Coast. An easy, low bluff is all that separates you from your exclusive waterfront beach, ready for long days on spent on the water. Whether relaxing indoors or out, this home is certain to highlight the harmonious lifestyle Lake Michigan boasts.

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Ready to make this lakeshore paradise your permanent address? Contact Josi Van Horn today!

 

 

Featured Listing | Charming Lakefront Home

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If you desire peaceful surroundings, a calm lakefront, and long summer days spent relaxing on the deck or nights spent around the campfire, this charming Christie Lake cottage is made for you. Take a look inside this inspired lakeshore getaway.

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48349 Howard Drive, Lawrence, MI| $535,000

Invite your friends and family over for a day spent on the water! With an open-concept living room and kitchen, you have space to prep a meal or simply relax on the couch, all while natural light streams in from the surrounding windows.

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Inviting Bedrooms

Retire to any of the four bedrooms, including harmonious master suite with wood paneling. Separate living quarters are featured on the lower level, creating a private retreat for guests.

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Picturesque Landscape

The cottage comes with 75′ of frontage on all-sports Christie Lake, ideal for swimming, boating, and jet skiing, with your exclusive sandy beachfront included. Take in a panoramic view of the blue waters from the patio or deck while enjoying a glass of wine, admiring your peaceful lakefront oasis.

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Ready to make this waterfront cottage your own? Contact Donna Wilkens today!

 

Featured Listing | Coastal Elegance on the Shores of Lake Michigan

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Your exclusive Lake Michigan home awaits you at this well-appointed custom-built beach house. Boasting luxurious details, including wine cellar, custom cabinetry and built-ins throughout, European White Oak hardwood flooring, and a lakeside Ipe deck, this remarkable beach home is your waterfront oasis.

Get a glimpse into this exclusive offering on Lake Michigan’s crystal blue waters or experience it for yourself – contact Josi to schedule a tour today.

 

Penthouse Profile | Florida’s Most Design-Forward Condos

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Some design aficionados may claim that nothing beats the Art Deco buildings on Miami Beach, but push farther afield and you’re guaranteed to find architectural gems in new builds and traditional high rises alike. The Sunshine State is making waves with a crop of water view condos featuring stunning penthouse suites. Dig into gleaming, streamlined kitchens, refreshing bathrooms with an oceanic feel, classic American comfort in plush living rooms, and long-table dining. Add in endless views of beach and ocean and bright splashes of color, and you may find that the state’s endless summer suits you just fine.

The Private Island Penthouse in Aventura

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Rosemarie FriedmanONE Sotheby’s International Realty

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of running away to their own private island, there’s Privé. The only property on the island, this development blends resort luxuries with urban conveniences—think private elevators, 70,000 square feet of indoor social spaces, and a private marina for yachts up to 150 feet, all done up in top-of-the-line finishings with nods to mid-century and inspired minimalist style. From the impeccable chef’s kitchen to the generous patio space to the at-home spa, the clean lines, beautiful stone, and inviting woods of this five-star penthouse to harmonize perfectly with the water below.

The Hotel High Rise Penthouse at Miami Beach

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Brenda Powers & Gabriela DajerONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Sitting pretty atop the W Hotel, this vista-rich penthouse hits high notes of contemporary and eclectic décor. Designed by Steven G, the home features 12-foot ceilings, which add an airy ambiance to the hints of Moroccan styling in the condo’s lighting, rugs, and chairs. Slatted woods, Calcutta marble, and chevron ceiling inlays add a nice nod to the natural world clearly visible via unobstructed 180-degree views from this peak Florida find.

The Airy Penthouse Over the Green in Boca Raton

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Monica SquierNestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty

Consider this chic slice of heaven a picture-perfect blank slate for decorating to your heart’s content. Dress the light-filled rooms in fashion-forward throws, artistic portraits, and high-gloss accents, grounded by elegant black window grilles and kitchen counters. Or play up the escape factor with plush patio furniture on the Mediterranean-style terrace overlooking the fairway below. Paired with 10-foot ceilings and porcelain flooring, the penthouse’s amenities include a private two-car garage, designer kitchen with bar, and custom walk-in closets, all within an easy walking distance of some of the best entertainment Boca Raton has to offer.

The Glass Gulf Penthouse in Destin

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Jonathan SpearsScenic Sotheby’s International Realty

Crystal clear glass spans both floors of this luminous Destin penthouse. A notch above open-concept, the two-story atrium-style living room is overlooked by bedrooms with glass feature walls so that not an inch of the Gulf of Mexico view is wasted. From the sun deck to the chef’s kitchen to the rooftop pool to the floating staircase, reflectivity runs throughout, each quality surface gleaming. Thoughtful design ensures possessions are tucked away, fostering a calming, hotel-style feel throughout.

The Bright and Beachy Penthouse at Sunny Isles Beach

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Fabian Garcia Diaz & Allan KleerONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Everything about this two-story penthouse at Sunny Isles Beach feels optimistic. The décor hits a sweet spot, combining playfulness, excitement, and a relaxed tone that can only be found near sandy shores. Sparkling light fixtures and reflective surfaces play well off textured stone walls and marbled floors. A wave mosaic in the bathroom hints at the opportunities for water recreation just a few floors down. Plush chairs and a statement chandelier nestle around a matchstick-leg table open for brunch anytime.

The Traditional Surrealist Penthouse, Sunny Isles Beach

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Oxana ObolevitchONE Sotheby’s International Realty

From the patterned ceiling designs to the quirky light fixtures to the organic-shaped mirrors, there is something unusual and appealing about this Collins Avenue penthouse. The stately living room with its glossy surfaces and crisp whites harkens to fine yacht interiors, while the home’s washrooms feature custom Bisazza mosaics and in-shower saunas. Dock your boat below at one of the berths available for sale or rent, host guests on the penthouse’s wraparound patio, and relax into the Sunny Isles lifestyle.

Whether sleek and minimalist or alive with splashes of color and unique treasures, these design-forward condos in Florida have the market on sunshine and ocean views cornered.

Your own home in the sky awaits; find your ideal Florida penthouse and enjoy the luxury and convenience of top-of-the-world living.