The Collector’s Edition | Caring for Your Private Art Collection

Filling your home with art is both a way of expressing yourself and curating the mood and atmosphere of your space. Think of your home as your own gallery, a blank slate with endless possibilities to surround yourself with artwork that inspires. Perhaps you consider your art collection in a methodical way, procuring only a few pieces to fill white walls in need of a focal point; or maybe you’re an art lover, eager to diversify your collection with oil paintings and sculptures alike. No matter your goals or methods, collecting and displaying art in your home is a personal endeavor, but there are a few things to keep in mind once you have an established collection.

Hire an Art Consultant

Sonia GherardiONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Part of the challenge of sourcing art is determining which pieces will work in your home, and how to obtain them. Hiring an art advisor or consultant—like Sotheby’s firm Art Agency, Partners—is an important step in ensuring that your collection is a thoughtful representation of your tastes. Curators that are linked to art institutions are not ethically permitted to be paid to advise private collectors on specific purchases, though they will sometimes be willing to direct you to catalogs, exhibitions, or galleries to help you make an informed decision; art advisors or consultants, on the other hand, are able to give you advice about which specific pieces to buy—and they have access to more off-market opportunities.

In addition to helping you determine and develop your taste, an art advisor generally has a strong network of galleries and collectors, which means they’ll be able to give you better access to opportunities ahead of the general public. Avoid overpaying for a work with an advisor’s guidance, who will be willing to bid for you at auctions and to arrange the logistics of transportation and installation. With their insider information and expertise, an adviser will be able to help you build a collection through both gallery purchases and public auctions.

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With a large art collection, it’s likely that not every piece will be displayed in your home at all times. Whether you choose to store additional pieces in your own home, in a specialized art storage facility, or in a private museum will depend on how vast and prestigious your collection is. Creating your own art storage will require determining where in your home is a suitable environment—avoid spaces with air vents or windows, which can damage art by exposing it to sunlight or air, causing fading or mold. Insurance is essential for any collector.

If you choose instead to store your collection with a specialized fine art storage facility, you will have the option of having a private space or a shared one. These facilities are outfitted with archival-quality conditions, like climate control, to ensure your artwork’s preservation. Sotheby’s Greenford Park, for example, is the fine art storage facility for Sotheby’s London, and features a viewing gallery and photographic studios. Some collectors are compelled to establish private foundations or museums to house their overflow of artwork, choosing to share their collection with the public. Aiming for the best of both worlds, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen of Rotterdam has plans to open a public art depot as a special extension of the gallery, which will house collectors’ work that can be viewed by the public on an appointment-only basis.

Maintain Your Collection’s Integrity with a Conservator

Midge Carolan Berkery & David ColemanMott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

The moment you make an art purchase, whether you’re a first-time buyer or a veteran collector, you need to consider how you’re going to care for and preserve it. If a piece has been poorly stored in the past, leading to damage, or if you’ve acquired a piece through auction that has been unearthed from a forgotten basement, chances are the artwork is going to need some TLC. A conservator is trained to record the damage that has occurred and to reverse the damage, a valuable resource for any art collector. Often, the fees for a conservator’s work will be covered by your insurance policy, and the fee is dependent on the type of work that needs to be performed, not on the value of the artwork itself.

Experienced collectors know that hiring a conservator prior to a major purchase is a wise move, both to protect their investment and to ensure that the installation of the piece goes smoothly. Artwork can be extraordinarily fragile and easily damaged in transport.

Make Use of Freeports for Collection Rotation

Steve SallionWarren Lewis Sotheby’s International Realty

Whether you’re planning to rotate out the pieces currently on display in your home, or if your private museum or foundation is under construction and you need a temporary home for the pieces being displaced, utilizing a freeport is a smart option. Freeports—warehouses located near seaports and airports that facilitate international trade—allow the import and storage of valuable goods, providing secure long- or short-term housing for artwork. Pricing of freeport storage depends on geographic location as well as size—a freeport in Manhattan will cost more than one in Portland. With extremely secure storage options and a temporary exemption from tax payments, the freeport is useful to the collector looking for a reliable way to discreetly rotate valuable fine art.

Art can transform a home, turning it into a sanctuary of creative energy. However you choose to curate your collection, be sure to protect your investment with smart storage and considered professional care.

Find the perfect blank slate for your burgeoning collection with these works of architectural art.

 

 

 

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | October 2018

From an elegant stone residence in Quebec to an exclusive penthouse in Seattle that inspired a cultural phenomenon, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale.

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Liza Kaufman, Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec

This elegant stone residence is nestled into the mountain in one of the city’s most prestigious enclaves. The imposing façade is representative of the rich architectural heritage of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile. A veritable cultural icon, this stunning mansion was exquisitely reimagined and masterfully renovated by one of North America’s most exclusive interior designers.

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Michael Pallier, Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

A home of true international caliber, featuring globally sourced materials and world-class vistas, this architectural triumph completed in 2017 showcases an unparalleled aesthetic of contemporary grandeur and sophistication over multiple levels. Almost every aspect luxuriates in panoramic harbor district and city skyline views, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, while the finest of finishes in every room heighten the sense of indulgence throughout.

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Lee Koffman, United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty 

This incredible double-fronted detached residence situated in this most sought after road in Hampstead offers nearly 8,000-square-feet of living space. The property benefits from off street parking for four cars, an integral double garage and a beautiful west-facing garden. Oakhill Avenue is situated just off Redington Road, within easy reach of the shops and transports facilities of Hampstead Village.

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Scott Wasner, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty 

Live life elevated in the penthouse that inspired Fifty Shades of Grey – one of Seattle’s most iconic novel and film series. Walls of windows and a wraparound deck frame glimmering city views. Perched above it all, living spaces afford all one needs for a complete in-city experience. The home includes a media room, chef’s kitchen, sitting area, and a sumptuous master suite. Escala’s suite of amenities includes 24-hour concierge, spa, lap pool, gym, yoga studio, theatre, catering kitchen, and private dining.


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Sotheby’s | Robin Williams at Home

From groundbreaking stand-up comedy to beloved performances in movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams captivated audiences for decades.

This October, Sotheby’s will offer works from the personal collection of the iconic entertainer and his wife of over 20 years, film producer and philanthropist Marsha Garces Williams. Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams will feature memorabilia, timepieces, bicycles, as well as contemporary art. Highlights include sculpture by Niki de Saint-Phalle and street art by Banksy.

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Franck Muller | A Fine White Gold Tonneau-Form Minute Repeating Tourbillon Wristwatch Ref 6850 Rmt No 06 Imperial Tourbillon Minute Repeater Circa, 1998 | Estimate $25,000 — $35,000 USD

A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit organizations championed by both Marsha and Robin, including The Juilliard SchoolWounded Warrior Project, the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

 

 

New Development Spotlight: Edition in Auckland, New Zealand

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought-after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network.

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Auckland, New Zealand | Ross Hawkins & Jason Gaddes, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

The interiors of Edition are a response and a complement to the bold architecture of the building. Each living space has been designed to optimize sunlight year-round. Floor-to-ceiling windows emphasize the high stud and allow natural light to flood in, while every apartment has a space that connects to the outdoors; some have two or more.

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Each residence’s living spaces are paved with silver-toned travertine tiles that extend on to the patio areas. In the generous dining areas, there’s more than enough room for a large dinner party with overhanging Flos pendant lights to create intimacy. Elsewhere, recessed ceiling lighting reinforces the feeling of spaciousness. In the living rooms, furniture can be custom-made by Bureaux to fill the space perfectly.

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The design of Edition is referenced in the apartment’s kitchen islands, which are beautiful stretches of mitred stone with cantilevered ends. These islands are the hub of each apartment’s kitchen; a stylish focal point and place to socialize when preparing meals.

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Warm-toned, grey fumed oak cabinetry conceals high-end appliances from view and complements the Pietra grey marble backsplash. Discerning cooks will appreciate the Miele ovens and induction cooktops, along with the Miele dishwashers. All apartments also feature Bosch fridge-freezers and Italian tapware in the main kitchen spaces (and in the sculleries featured in some apartments).

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Large travertine tiles, double sinks, and Italian tapware are standard in all bathrooms and lend a luxuriousness to the interiors. Overhead and handheld showers both feature, and some bathrooms also have baths. The master bedrooms are designed as calming retreats, easily able to accommodate a king-sized bed.

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Secondary bedrooms are multi-functional, able to be interpreted equally well as studieshome gyms, or media rooms. Thick, lush carpet denotes comfort and relaxation, and walk-in wardrobes feature in the majority of the master bedrooms. As with the living spaces, furniture and fixtures can be custom-made by Bureaux for the bedrooms on request.

 

 

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.

Modern Color That Never Goes Out of Style

Color is powerful. It can be commanding, soothing, or energizing; therapeutic and mood-altering; and perhaps beyond all else, it can make (and leave) a solid impression. With such influence at your fingertips, deciding on a color palette for your home can feel daunting—deciphering the nuances, knowing when to go bold—but these tried-and-true shades never go out of style.

Black and White

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Nantucket, Massachusetts | Craig Hawkins & Bernadette MeyerMaury People Sotheby’s International Realty

Has there ever been a more classic color combination? Checkered floors will always be a kitchen favorite, but the fresh way to use this combo is to lean further into white and employ black in the elegant contrasting details, as seen at this beautifully designed Nantucket home. The pairing offsets the more casual aspects of the home, including an outdoor pool and family game room.

Taupe and Coffee

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Montecito, California | Suzanne PerkinsSotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Typically, Balinese-style beach houses in tropical destinations are outfitted with bright accents to offset the wealth of wood running throughout, but this Montecito stunner breaks the mold with shades of taupe and coffee. The mostly monochrome walls and furniture take a refined and relaxed backseat so the setting—particularly the sunset views from the infinity pool—can really shine.

Gray Escape

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Southampton, New York | Harald Grant & Bruce GrantSotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

From a cloud-like softness to steely strength, gray has substantial versatility, especially when it comes to modernizing traditional estate designs. Upstate at a Southampton summer-house, an airy main living space is accented in slate and smoky metals, adding depth to an otherwise creamy palette. Punch up neutral rooms with this moody hue and bask in the calming power of a good gray.

Soothing Blues

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New York, New York | Randall Gianopulos & Christian EmanuelSotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Dusty blue curtains, porcelain objets d’art, and a beautiful coat of blue paint all pair perfectly with antique, historical furniture, crafts-style woodworking, and a heavy dose of patterned fabrics. Blue’s tranquil feel has the ability to anchor beloved treasures, as seen at this Upper East Side mansion in New York.

Yellow and Gold

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San Francisco, California | Bernadette LamotheSotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

There is a particular richness to yellow tones, be they featured on textured mustard walls, sunshine-bright seating, or rippled gold frames. Not only does this sunny shade complement almost any kind of lighting design masterfully, but it instantly illuminates vintage chandeliers and antiques. Pass it from chair to patterned wall to French door to feel as though you’ve stepped into Versailles, as executed at this palatial Pacific Heights apartment in San Francisco.

While there is much to be said for passing trends, as long as you stick to a classic color palette, your home will always stay in fashion.

Find palettes that spark your imagination in these designer listings, and bring timeless color into your life.

New & Notable Properties for Sale | May 2018

From an inviting modern home in London, England to a Caribbean masterwork by renowned architect Marco Aldaco in Turks and Caicos, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

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London, England | Emma Reade & Aree RandUnited Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

Classic and charming neo-Georgian architecture meets the finest modern interior design set on one of the most exclusive roads within one of the most exclusive postcodes in London. This beautiful home set over five floors of luxurious and generously proportioned accommodation enjoys a south-facing front that leads to a reception room and dining area following on to a contemporary kitchen with integrated state-of-the-art appliances looking out onto the beautifully landscaped gardens.

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Upper West Side, New York | Michael SiegerSotheby’s International Realty – West Side Manhattan Brokerage

One of only three townhouses remaining on Central Park West, this thoroughly restored Queen Anne mansion affords luxurious modern living while paying homage to its distinguished past. The eye-catching façade is distinguished by an ornamental gate and restored museum-quality sandstone carvings. The grandeur of late-19th-century Manhattan fills the versatile interior, which has been updated with an open, airy ambiance and 21st-century technologies and amenities.

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Kailua, Hawaii | Brandon E Kim & Myra BrandtList Sotheby’s International Realty

Kai Moena, “House of the Resting Sea,” is a captivating oceanfront estate that reflects the skillful merging of modern architecture and luxury design. Inspired by Hawaii’s culture and climate, this expansive property totals almost 60,000 square-feet of land with over 250 linear feet of pristine white sand once owned by the storied Rothschild family.

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Providenciales, Turks And Caicos | Nina Siegenthaler, Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty 

Bajacu is a Caribbean masterwork, designed by renowned, Architectural Digest Top 100 Architect, Marco Aldaco who is known for his technical mastery of scale, color, and materials. Bajacu (“rising sun” in the language of Caribbean natives) sits proudly above the beautiful island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The ultra-private six-bedroom estate is situated on one of the island’s highest points, on an over eight-acre south shore site, with breathtaking views of the Caicos Banks.

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Achieves $108 Billion in Global Sales Volume for 2017

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand reported growth across its global network. At year-end, the network totaled nearly 950 offices and approximately 22,000 sales associates worldwide.

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In the United States, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved over $96 billion USD in sales volume in 2017 and added six independently owned and operated residential real estate firms to its network and 58 new offices. This past year witnessed continued significant growth by the brand’s existing affiliate companies through talent attraction as well as mergers and acquisitions, most notably increasing the brand’s market presence in the San Francisco Bay AreaCastle Rock, Colorado; and in Southern Florida and Key West. The brand also entered several key new markets last year, namely: Roseville, CaliforniaAvalon and Stone Harbor, New Jersey; the Central and Western Adirondacks regions of New York; Greater Greenville, South Carolina; and southeast Wisconsin.

Outside the United States, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved over $12 billion USD in sales volume in 2017 while continuing to expand into key markets. In Europe, the brand grew its presence in Spain into the coastal cities of Valencia and San Sebastián, and in Belgium to Antwerp and Waterloo, as well as expanding to the Greek island of Rhodes. The brand also sold the rights to the Asian countries of Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka to establish a future presence, and grew within India to include the key markets of Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Goa and Kolkata

Reaching the Consumer

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The Sotheby’s International Realty brand website, sothebysrealty.com, saw another record year with nearly 27 million visits, a 25% increase year-over-year, with 60% of visitors coming from outside the United States and 17.5% of traffic being from new users.

An exclusive alliance with the Nikkei, the most influential news publication in Japan, was launched in 2017. The alliance enables the brand to generate Japanese buyer interest through the Nikkei’s digital platform which reaches over 29 million monthly readers. The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is the first real estate brand to present property listings outside of Japan to readers of the Nikkei, giving Japanese consumers access to residential real estate offerings in nearly 70 countries and territories.

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“In 2017, the brand launched a dedicated effort to establish meaningful connections with the emerging affluent consumer,” said Kevin Thompson, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Data from sothebysrealty.com indicates that we are already well-positioned among this demographic, showing that nearly half of the traffic coming to the site was from the 25-to-44-year-old age group. As personalization has begun its reign over the luxury mindset, the consumer journey has also experienced a shift; it is our mission, as a preeminent luxury residential real estate brand, to continue to identify and execute new and authentic ways to connect with discerning clients.”

Additional Achievements

In 2017, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand added to its senior leadership team. Thompson was appointed as the brand’s Chief Marketing Officer to oversee the marketing, advertising, and public relations initiatives worldwide. With an extensive background working with globally recognized luxury brands, Thompson set forth early in the year to create exceptional consumer experiences through the strategic use of marketing and branding. Later in the year, Julie Leonhardt-LaTorre, a proven global real estate and management leader, was appointed Chief Operating Officer to spearhead strategic growth plans for the brand.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s affiliated companies and sales associates raised more than $500,000 USD for New Story, the brand’s charitable partner and a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, by the end of 2017. The funds raised will go directly to the construction of new homes in Mexico. The highlight of the partnership came at the brand’s Global Networking Event, where affiliates of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand pledged funds for over 150 homes in just 32 hours.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand was the No. 1 real estate brand represented in two of the six categories that comprise the 2017 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “The Thousand” for the second year in a row. The brand claimed 46 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends Individual Sales Volume category, more than any other real estate brand, and had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category. In addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category.

 

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.

 

Open House | Step Inside an Architectural Gem

The notion of the classic American ranch has been exaggerated in pop culture— so much so that rarely do we find such a brilliant example of its modern interpretation. Here, in sun-drenched California, Rancho Santa Fe is not characterized by roaming cattle, rustic touches, and that trademark triangle dinner bell hanging on the front porch. Instead, it stands as an unconventional oasis—the ultimate dream home for architecture and design aficionados the world over.

Renowned architect Guy Dreier has conceived a structure as functional and impressive as it is striking. From the moment you arrive at the private gated drive, there’s a sense of the significance that composition played in developing the estate over seven years. Meticulous landscaping is backed by mountain and valley vistas in the distance.

At the residence, two-story walls of glass reflect the myriad pools and water features surrounding the home, while inviting warm California sun onto contemporary sculptures.

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Through towering glass doors, a flowing and original open concept with soaring ceilings extends its greeting. Sail-like overhangs conjure images of the Guggenheim Bilbao, while elegant natural colors and materials provide a grounding presence. High-tech smart design allows the home’s glass walls to tuck away for the ultimate indoor-outdoor living. In addition to its open-air mastery, the ranch boasts stylish original furnishings and mixing blocked sturdiness with organic shapes, all designed by Dreier to complement the space.

The main living and dining areas play peek-a-boo through a fireplace with artistic and sculptural integrity. Strong stone floats between two stunning blocked columns above ambient, low-lying flames, standing as a living sculpture and focal point in this sweeping room. This magnetic design is not the only stunning fireplace in the home; the master suite also features a central stone mantel flanked by sleeping and lounging areas.

Elsewhere, glass and water envelop the guest bedrooms, offering a sparkling reminder of the pools outside. Loft areas offer privacy and escape, glass-encased walkways link comfort and repose, and significant blockade stairways offer their own impressive interior views. A massive chef’s kitchen dares you to open your home to incomparable celebrations—leaving the detached two-bedroom guest house for your most discerning guests.

Taking advantage of the Sunshine State’s progressive views and making the most of its ample natural resources, solar panels supply power, while a refreshing citrus grove and well-tended farmer’s garden ensure the busy kitchen will never be shy of fresh supply.

The wider grounds are punctuated with both exotic and local flora, handpicked by landscape architect Theresa Clark. And outdoor living is non-negotiable thanks to the stunning sports court, tennis court, private pavilion, and infinity pool. A separate high-tech, zero-edge lap pool with its adjustable water level provides for wave-making swims, minus the splashing.

Every square foot of the property is a nod to a love of art and museum styling as well as an appreciation of design principles, and a desire to dream bigger than most could comprehend. This ranch, then, is the pinnacle of a well-designed life.

 

Sotheby’s International Realty® Hosts Exclusive Golf Tournament with Rafa Nadal Sports Center

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently hosted the Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge in association with Rafa Nadal Sports Center in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain.  The event was held as an exclusive networking opportunity for select members of the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network.

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The exclusive, first of its kind event featured teams comprising Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates from around the world, including a team lead by Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, and another lead by Rafa Nadal. The event enjoyed strong participation from CanadaCzech RepublicEstonia, Germany, Hungary, LatviaLithuaniaNetherlandsRussiaSpainUnited Kingdom, and the United States who each leveraged this global event to network and establish new relationships with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and guests.

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Rafa Nadal takes to the course on day one of the tournament

The three-day event took place at Mallorca’s top golf courses, beginning at Pula Golf, continuing onto Golf Son Servera, and ending at Golf Son Gual. Team Rafa Nadal took first place in the tournament, Philip White and team took second place, and third place went to team Czech Republic Sotheby’s International Realty and Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Philip White, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC with Rafa Nadal

The Rafa Nada Sports Center, located in Manacor, hometown of Rafa Nadal, is a facility that is part of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. Founded by Rafa Nadal and his family, the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar aims to train young tennis players through high-quality training and by providing them with the tools they need to develop professionally.

Highlights from the Event

The Rafa Nadal Sports Center offers programs for adults to practice their favorite sports in addition to tennis and provides comfortable accommodations for families to stay. The Rafa Nadal Sports Center is also home to the Rafa Nadal Museum, which features a collection of trophies, souvenirs, and several interactive sports simulators.

All participants were especially thankful for Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty support of the event and warm welcome to their office in the lively, beautiful city of Palma.