2019 Pantone Color of the Year | Living Coral

Pantone®, the global authority on all things color, has named a new Color of the Year for 2019: PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral. On the surface, its lively effervescence evokes both lighthearted playfulness and bold self-expression. But it’s worth diving a little deeper to really appreciate this rich, thought-provoking shade.

Because what is living coral? It’s a community of tiny organisms who work together to build unique, bustling underwater cities. The vivid tones of the coral reef is a visual representation of community, vitality, and diversity. Here on land, this hue likewise reflects our communitarian spirit: through digital technology and social media, our world is more closely networked—but at the same time, this online closeness makes us crave authentic offline interactions and meaningful connections all the more. This color acutely signifies that need for communication and engagement.

“With consumers, craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

While PANTONE 16-1546 can add a refreshing, carefree whimsy to any home, it’s certainly a staple of the Mediterranean, where brilliantly-colored mansions are reminiscent of barrier islands rising from the reefs. Here are some places and spaces with hues inspired by Living Coral.

A Hilltop Villa in Côte d’Azur

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Peter IllovskyCôte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

This vibrant hilltop villa was built-in the Côte d’Azur region of southern France in 1950s, at the behest of a wealthy Italian countess. Though it has been recently renovated, its views of the sparkling sea and the twinkling city lights remain as timeless as its traditional Florentine architecture. Old-fashioned touches, like the library, parlor, and orangery, are juxtaposed with contemporary luxuries such as the state-of-the-art kitchen and sleek infinity pool.

Modern Refinement in Algarve

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Vilamoura Office & Virgolino GomesPortugal Sotheby’s International Realty

There’s no shortage of modern élan in this magnificent, spacious villa. Situated in the picturesque Algarve region of Portugal, the property is only minutes away from the marina and beaches, and its gorgeous landscaped gardens feature a saltwater infinity pool, fruit trees, and views onto a pristine golf course. That makes it a perfect paradise for sun worshippers—though the interiors are just as spectacular, with huge airy rooms, marble floors, and a movie theater and fitness center in the basement.

Romantic Villa in Lucca

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Eleonora BenettiItaly Sotheby’s International Realty

Pantone says that Living Coral “embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment”. This exceptional property in the historic Italian city of Lucca achieves a similar effect, creating a sanctuary of classic opulence and charm in a world that’s constantly changing. The exposed wooden beams and rustic tiling add to the authenticity of this one-of-a-kind villa, as does the enchanting sculpture garden with its backdrop of vineyards and olive groves.

Tasteful Opulence in Opatija

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Marko PažaninCroatia Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the famous spa town of Opatija—a favorite among the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s elites—this villa’s coral-colored exterior complements the aquamarine sheen of the Adriatic Sea, which is visible from the main terrace. You may not know by looking at it, but the majestic three-story home is close to 100 years old, bringing together an immersive blend of tradition and innovation.

This seems only natural: after all, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral is a color of nuance and contrast. It’s described as a “coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”—so as it invigorates, it also soothes. As it invites active experiences, it also encourages contemplation.

This is much more than just a pretty pink: Living Coral is a reflection of the moment in which we live and a reminder that we must live in harmony with our surroundings, our environment, and each other.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: October 2018

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

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Savannah, Georgia | Staci Donegan, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

Constructed in 1908 by prominent Atlanta banker Mills B. Lane, the home has been a distinguished site in the city’s Historic Landmark District for over a century.”

Mansion Global

A Georgian Revival and City Icon in Savannah, Georgia

Almost $40M Duplex Apartment Hits Market on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

A Contemporary Build in Texas with Top Amenities – and Bayou Views

The Berlin Market is Booming but Still Has Plenty of Room to Grow

Myers Park: Tradition and Beauty, Minutes from Downtown Charlotte

Wall Street Journal

The Estate That Wants to be Silicon Valley’s Priciest Home

Bloomberg

A Hedge Fund Manager Will Accept Bitcoin for His $16 Million Mansion

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Spain

Curbed

Fairy Tale Cottage with Impeccable Gardens Asks $1.8M

Dwell

Snag This Hollywood Hills Mid-Century Home for $1M

The New York Times

$1.8 Million Homes in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Oregon

House Hunting in… the Dominican Republic

Denver Business Journal

This Ski-In, Ski-Out Beaver Creek Home With a One-of-a-Kind Pool is Listed for $15.9M

The Week

7 Beautiful Homes in Southern California

Elle Decor

10 Gorgeous Homes that Get Luxe Mountain Living Right

Architectural Digest

Bansky’s Self-Shredded Painting is Now a New Piece Called Love Is In the Bin

 

 

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Custom-Publishing Relationship with Dow Jones Media Group

Two Iconic Brands Come Together for the First-of-its-Kind Program to introduce RESIDE Magazine

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has entered a custom-publishing relationship with Dow Jones Media Group to present RESIDE®, a bespoke luxury lifestyle magazine.  The first-of-its kind relationship gives Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate companies around the world a turnkey solution to publish a customized, branded magazine created by the Dow Jones Media Group.

“We have done extensive research and know that lifestyle, real estate, and home design print publications are increasingly important to luxury consumers,” said Kevin Thompson, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “RESIDE was designed with these luxury consumers in mind, understanding the way they consume content, the types of content they are interested in, and reaching them in a way they prefer.  Working with the Dow Jones Media Group allows our affiliate companies to publish rich, quality content that they can distribute in local markets to meet the needs of their clientele.  We are proud to launch this first-of-its-kind, turnkey program to our global network.”

RESIDE provides Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate companies with an end-to-end publishing solution including:

  • Original lifestyle content created by the Dow Jones Media Group, in addition to content provided by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and the Sotheby’s auction house
  • A showcase of homes represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s affiliates
  • An individualized version of the book for each Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate company participating in the program
  • Access to the Dow Jones Media Group global distribution network and distribution models
  • Added exposure on sothebysrealty.com

“Dow Jones Media Group (DJMG) is a global leading publisher in the business, luxury lifestyle, and real estate space, so this is a perfect pairing,” said Luke Bahrenburg, vice president, real estate at Dow Jones. “DJMG is uniquely positioned to provide the Sotheby’s International Realty brand with a full-service custom publishing solution and we are thrilled to expand upon the already great relationship between our brands with the publication of RESIDE. As leaders in luxury and lifestyle, both Dow Jones Media Group and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand have a deep understanding of the power of print in engaging the luxury consumer. This partnership will allow the Sotheby’s International Realty network of global affiliates to fuse rich lifestyle content alongside extraordinary homes to create a bespoke experience for luxury consumers around the world.”

The inaugural issue of RESIDE will be published on June 18th including issues from Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty in Montana; Bossa Nova Sotheby’s International Realty in Brazil; Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty in the Bahamas; Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty in Greater Long Island, New York; Highlands Sotheby’s International Realty in Highlands, North Carolina; Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty in Louisville, Kentucky; and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in Washington DC.

To view RESIDE online, click here.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 950 offices in 70 countries and territories worldwide.  In 2017, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $108 billion USD.  Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, each brokerage firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: June 2018

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

 

A New Listing Sets the Record for the Most Expensive Home to Ever Hit the D.C. Area Market – The Washington Post

Property of the Week: A Contemporary Retreat in Florence’s Oltrarno Quarter – The Spaces

Hot Property: Homes for Water Sports Enthusiasts – Financial Times

Nickelback Bassist Mike Kroeger Lists Maui Retreat for $4.9 Million – Los Angeles Times

Old Ticketing Office Turned Mega-Penthouse Lists for $35 Million in Exclusive London Neighbourhood – Domain

6 Lovely Homes in North Carolina’s Research Triangle – The Week

Century-Old Connecticut Estate Surrounded by Water – Mansion Global

Caroline County’s Historic Camden, a 19th Century Trendsetter, is on the Market for $2.95M – Richmond Times-Dispatch

AOL’s Steve Case Sells Estate to Saudi Government for $43 Million – Wall Street Journal

15 Most Expensive Penthouses for Sale in America – Business Insider

The Old-World Charm of Folegandros, Greece, Awaits – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Mexico – The New York Times

Santa Fe’s Luxury Second-Home Market Soars – Mansion Global

Montecito Emerges from Mudslides as a Buyer’s Market – Financial Times

Brussels’s Uccle Has Large Villas and Prestigious Schools – Mansion Global

10 Gorgeous Homes that Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

Rare Winnie the Pooh Sketches up for Auction – CNBC

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.

Castillo Caribe, Grand Cayman

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$39,950,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

The Caribbean’s year-round sunshine and bright culture are nearly eclipsed by the oceanfront majesty of this Cayman Island retreat.

Castillo Caribe’s boutique hotel–like features make it an unforgettable spot to retreat with friends. A grand front hall presents woven-style ceiling details, recessed lighting, and a sweeping wood staircase, all of which get a splash of the island’s natural elements via indoor palms and two-story floor-to-ceiling windows.

Here, classical features and decor outshine typical nods to beach living: a long table dining hall with elegant chandeliers, an expansive chef’s kitchen with multiple prep areas, and a master bedroom with beautiful wood ceiling inlay. Then there’s the wine cellar, games room, home theatre, gym, outdoor pool and private grotto. Cap that off with the Cayman Islands’ tax-neutral environment for the ultimate break from normalcy.

Makena, Maui

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$26,995,000 USD | Makena, Hawaii | Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Look out across the endless Pacific Ocean from one of the most beautifully constructed, custom-detailed homes in Maui. Perched upon one acre of land, this 10,500-square-foot residence is an exemplary model of indoor-outdoor living.

Custom wood detailing runs through every area, including the eight bedrooms. Rippling fountains keep relaxation dialed, and a home theater is at the ready when you need a break from the sun. Or maybe you’ll prefer to soak up that movie in the open night air—an outdoor theater rises from the pool deck.

The nearby pool house accommodates any additional guests, and the nearly 4000-square feet of deck is perfect for large celebrations and star-gazing alike.

Sentosa Cove, Singapore

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$19,900,000 SGD | Singapore | List Sotheby’s International Realty

Incredible modern architecture defines this rare oceanfront residence in Singapore. The lure of a marina resort meets high residential integrity here—a marriage of raw wood, polished steel, fair-faced concrete, and tropical sea air.

Views of the water rush into grand rooms at the rear of the home, while front rooms face the waterway. Flow, light, and open space are abundant, as is indoor-outdoor living. A timber bridge intersects the main staircase, giving way to a covered terrace so you can comfortably enjoy the local climate out of the sun’s rays (a dip in the pool will also do nicely). Sliding and folding glass doors expand the living and dining spaces for breakfasts and dinners al fresco. Whether you’re upstairs in a private, inviting bedroom or taking in the tranquility of the courtyard, this Sentosa Cove stunner is open and alive.

Mahoe Bay, Virgin Gorda

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$23,000,000 USD | Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands | British Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Beachfront living just doesn’t get any better than this. Stunning local stonework, warm woods, Travertine marble, and sandy shades of upholstery line the rooms of the villas at Aquamare.

Three 8,000-square-foot villas, equipped with 30-foot vaulted ceilings and beautiful indoor-outdoor detailing—including hammock seating—can house up to 12 guests each. Each also has its own private waterfront infinity pool with clear views of Drake’s Channel and upscale beachside lounging. A manager’s villa is partnered with the property, making large celebrations and group gatherings easy.

Elevated island homes offer the ideal blend of private retreat and resort living, where tempos slow and lapping waves provide the soundtrack to your days—your own personal paradise.

 

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Former Island Home of J.P. Morgan Heir Lists for $125 Million

According to a recent story in Bloomberg, the sprawling 85-acre island estate once belonging to Junius Spencer Morgan (grandson to J.P. Morgan – founder of the American financial institution) was listed by Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty for $125 million.

J.P. Morgan

Located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York, the land was originally granted to Peter Caverly in 1721 by King George I.

Now known as Salutation, this island near Glen Cove is part of Long Island’s “Gold Coast” and offers a multitude of amenities – six unique residences, 28-acre pond, access to oyster beds, 250-foot dock with accommodations for yachts and seaplanes, and a helicopter landing pad.

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The Manor House comprises 12 bedrooms and 12 baths; it spans nearly 27,000 square-feet of living space and epitomizes the grandeur and craftsmanship of Gold Coast living.

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Following the Morgan family’s departure, the main house was used in the 1995 film Sabrina, starring Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.

 

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