This issue of Perspectives features many noteworthy properties to recently come to market, as well as several notable sales: from a record listing in Hawaii to a historic castle in France, and the recent sales of a famed English address for over $14 million and a sprawling estate in California for $31 million. Also in this issue, our affiliates and their sales professionals working in Mauritius, Finland and Block Island, Rhode Island, offer an insiderâ€™s view of their regions and market conditions.Â Click Here to View Perspectives 1/2016.
Sales from various locations around the world, including an exceptionally rare Manhattan duplex, a captivating Colorado estate on 5.4 acres, a sprawling 14,139 square foot Texas estate, and a Montecito, California estate located in the prestigious Birnam Wood Golf Course Community.
$18,500,000 USD | New York, USA | Sothebyâ€™s International Realty East Side Manhattan Brokerage
New York – This exceptionally rare Upper East Side duplex, pre-war Condominium offers 8 bedrooms and 8 baths over approx. 7,500 square feet. The size and scale of a sprawling townhouse with the services and security of a white-glove service building, enter through a key-lock elevator onto a private landing with marble entrance gallery and an expansive corner great room boasting Central Park views.
Colorado – Located in the private, gated enclave of Pyramid Point, this captivating estate is on a 5.4-acre lot with views of Aspen Highlands and Pyramid Peak. The slopes of Tiehack and the Maroon Creek Golf Course are just down the road. Features include spa area with steam room, sauna and massage, exercise room, recreation room, three bars, theater, wine room, two offices, eight fireplaces, three-car garage, large patios with fire pit, waterfall, two hot tubs, and an expansive lawn area.
Texas – This estate is unmatched in grandeur and luxury, with a sprawling 5.3-acres and 14,139 square feet of living space. A picturesque drive along a tranquil creek reveals a truly breathtaking facade of classic stonework and slate roof. Inside reveals gold leaf accented ceilings, Venetian plaster corridors, rooms draped in rich textures of leather, hand-scraped herringbone and marble, a hidden stairway, a 2,200 bottle climate-controlled wine vault and a 10-car garage with six climatecontrolled spaces make this estate exceptional in every way.
$5,500,000 USDâ€‚|â€‚California, USA | Sothebyâ€™s International Realty Montecito Coast Village Road Brokerage
Montecito, California – Set on what may be the most dramatic and premier location within the prestigious Birnam Wood Golf Club, this highly refined home offers spectacular mountain and lake views from its expansive rooms along with the finest examples of superior construction and design. The three-bedroom plus den home offers high ceilings, handsome moldings, stone fireplaces, warm parquet oak floors and generous marble baths. One of the largest and most inspiring homes in the club. Sold by Harry Kolb.
- Wall Street Journal: Michael Jacksonâ€™s Onetime Neverland Lists for $100 Million
- AP: NEVERLAND, FORMER HOME OF MICHAEL JACKSON, ON SALE FOR $100M
- BBC: Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch up for sale
- Bloomberg: Michael Jacksonâ€™s Neverland Ranch on the Market for $100 Million
- Forbes: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Is Officially For Sale For A Cool $100 Million
- NBC News: Michael Jackson Estate Neverland Up for Sale for $100 Million
- Rolling Stone: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Lists for $100 Million
- CNBC: Neverland, former home of Michael Jackson, on sale for $100M
- The Washington Post: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch put up for sale
- Today: Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch goes up for sale for $100 million
- Business Insider: Michael Jackson’s restored Neverland Ranch has hit the market for $100
- Daily Mail: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is up for sale for an astonishing $100m
- Artnet: Sotheby’s Puts $100 Million Price Tag On Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch
- Huffington Post UK: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Goes Up For Sale, Six Years After Singer’s Death
- AOL UK: Jackson’s Neverland on sale for ÂŁ65m
- London Evening Standard: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch on the market for ÂŁ62m
- International Business Times: Neverland Ranch Cost And Photos 2015: Michael Jacksonâ€™s Former Home Lists For $100M
- Santa Barbara Independent: Neverland Ranch Going on the Market for $100 Million
- The Real Deal: Michael Jacksonâ€™s Neverland ranch hits market for $100M
- The Week: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch could be yours for the low, low price of $100 million
- The Week UK: Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch goes on sale for $100m
- Wealth-X: Michael Jackson’s Estate Up For Sale For US $100 Million
- Vogue:Â Michael Jacksonâ€™s Neverland Ranch Is Up for Sale
- CNN:Â Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch on the market
- ABC News / Good Morning America:Â Michael Jackson’s ‘Neverland’ Hits Market With New Name
- ABC News:Â Inside Look at Michael Jackson’s ‘Neverland Ranchâ€™
- Fox News:Â Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch for sale for $100 million
- Entertainment Weekly:Â Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch: By the numbers
- Huffington Post:Â Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Hits The Market For $100 Million
- Extra:Â How Much Will It Cost You to Buy Michael Jacksonâ€™s Neverland Ranch?
- San Francisco Chronicle:Â Michael Jacksonâ€™s Neverland Ranch on sale for $100 million
- Mansion Global: Nine Figures and Counting
SYCAMORE VALLEY RANCH LISTED BY SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Los Olivos, California
Style: French Normandy-Style
Square Footage: 12,598Â± sq.ft.
Year Built: 1982
Main Home: Bedrooms/Baths:Â Â 6Â / 7 full, 2 powder
Lot Size: Â 2,698Â± Acres
Architect: Robert Altevers
Sycamore Valley Ranch is the ultimate ranch retreat and gated estate of approx. 2,698 acres located 5 miles north of the town of Los Olivos. The main residence of approximately 12,598 sq. ft. offers six-bedrooms, including a large first floor master suite with a private loft and two master baths. The home was designed by Robert Altevers for William Bone in a French Normandy-style and meticulously crafted to perfection in 1982.Â The home is nestled between extensively landscaped gardens and a four-acre lake complete with a waterfall, incredible pastoral views to the south and majestic mountain views to the north.Â An expansive covered outdoor barbeque area is perfect for entertaining and is located adjacent to the inviting pool and nearby pool house and tennis court.Â There are multiple structures on the property including three separate guest homes, a 5,500 sq.ft. movie theater with stage, several barns, animal shelter facilities, corrals and a maintenance shop.Â
Call Harry Kolb at 805-452-2500 for further information.
ULTIMATE HOMES COUNTDOWN #7
NAME: RANCHO SAN CARLOS: Â $125,000,000
LOCATION: MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA
AGENTS: HARRY KOLB & SUZANNE PERKINS
Through grand gates where giant palms stand as silent sentinels is the magnificent Ranch San Carlos, a 237 acre estate property that for nearly 100 years has been under the ownership of one family. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property of unprecedented grand scale, exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance.
The sprawling hilltop Monterey Colonial manor was designed in 1931 by master architect Reginald Johnson with an approximately 29,483 sq.ft. is comprised of over thirty rooms, including 12-bedrooms, 10-full baths & 3-powder rooms. The home is infused with an atmosphere of sophistication and refinement. Johnson astutely sited the home on two natural terraces and by planning the formal living rooms around a central courtyard and placing the Master and family bedroom wings on the upper terrace he effectively created a spatial separation that afforded privacy, calm and exceptional views. The wide â€śLâ€ť shaped central gallery is on perfect axis with both the Living and Dining rooms and overlooks a formal inner courtyard. The baronial- sized living room with two majestic fireplaces and spectacular crystal chandeliers is without doubt one of the most exquisite rooms in all of Santa Barbara. There’s a trophy room, card room, and within the distinct library there’s a hidden door to the lower level with an authentic English Whisky pub, an extensive cellar, and a badminton court.Â A large Master suite enjoys both ocean and mountain views and features a fireplace and period, numerous built-in closets; there is also a spa size bathroom with separate dressing area. Three additional staff bedrooms are down a private hallway from the Boudoir. In addition, there is a linen/sewing room. A tower office with incredible views is located above the Master suite and is accessed by an exterior staircase.Â Down the hall from the Master suites are two oversized guest suites with fireplaces. Beyond the guest rooms is the very separate Childrenâ€™s wing. Three wonderful bedrooms look over a terraced garden with views out to the sea.
Additional features: ten residential cottages sited around the property, three of which were designed by Johnson. An office building also designed by Johnson is conveniently located in the center of the property. Equestrian facilities include two stables, a 10-stall round barn that was built in 1928, as well as an 11-stall rectangular wood frame and stucco barn; plus an approximately 11,250 sq. ft. covered riding Arena that was built in 1930. An additional large service garage is conveniently located near the Main Residence.
Sotheby’s International Realty Perspectives 1/2015Â Â
I am pleased to provide you with theÂ latest issueÂ ofÂ Perspectives, a newsletter
designed to provide insights into the global real estate market from our network
of professionals, as well as significant recent sales and listings and a lifestyle
This newsletter showcases the power of our network and the encouraging
news that is coming from the high-end real estate market today.
Senior Estate Agent
Sotheby’s International Realty
Sales from various locations around the world, including a magnificent
169-acre development parcel in Turks & Caicos, a sophisticated Park Avenue
penthouse in New York, along with a rare 2.8-acre property in New York.
Also featuring the romantic unspoiled tropical ‘Innocence Island’ located
in the Bahamas, a Hillsborough, California country club estate, and many
properties from around the world.
$23,000,000 USD | Turks and Caicos Islands
| Turks & Caicos Sothebyâ€™s International Realty
Turks & Caicos – This spectacular 169-acre development parcel has more than
2,793 feet of frontage and an ideal mix of beach and iron shore. It graces
a pristine and tranquil shoreline and neighbors one of the regionâ€™s most
breath-taking and noteworthy properties, Amanyara.
$20,250,000 USD | New York, USA
| Sothebyâ€™s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
New York City – The penthouse at 975 Park Avenue is a triple mint home with
a sprawling floorplan and a huge wrap around terrace with iconic New York
views from every vantage point. The sophisticated renovation seamlessly blends
classic prewar details with the most modern technology, creating a home
perfect for both quiet living and grand scale entertaining.
New York – This rare and important 2.8-acre property is on the south side of
renowned Lily Pond Lane. Generous building envelope offers the potential for
a 12,500 square foot residence, pool and tennis, along with pre-existing two-
bedroom and two-bath guest house, two-bath pool cabana and garage.
The Bahamas – Innocence Island, located in the fabulous Exuma Cays of The
Bahamas, is an unspoiled tropical private island paradise encompassing
681 acres, a manor house, miles of pristine white sandy beaches and its own
2,700-foot runway. The Exuma Cays are a group of 365 remote but accessible
islets that bask in the perpetual sunshine of the central Bahamas. This part
of the world is known to a select few of sophisticated yachtsmen, world
business leaders and celebrities for its great natural beauty, privacy and
At the end of a cul-de-sac on Hillsboroughâ€™s most exclusive street
and bordered by the prestigious well-established Country Club
lies this tranquil oasis. Boasting approximately 11,000 square feet of
luxury living, this impressive Mediterranean estate represents the finest
in California living, if not the entire country. Enter the gated driveway and
marvel at the mature landscaping, magnificent views from San Francisco
to San Jose, and seemingly endless paths that encompass the propertyâ€™s
nearly three acres. There is a secluded pool and a regulation-size tennis
court with equally spectacular views. There are six bedrooms and sixand-
a-half bathrooms, a theatre room, painting/exercise room, library,
large kitchen with every modern convenience and a two-bedroom, onebath
guesthouse discreetly nestled in the hillside.
This five bedroom home has five bathrooms, a swimming pool and tennis court.
It also features a distinctive round portico facade.
This issue features top sales from various locations, beginning with a $58 million home in Hong Kong.Â Also featured are properties from a diverse range of locations including California, Colorado, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Utah. The strength of the Sothebyâ€™s International Realty brand is on display in this issue, featuring some of the worldâ€™s most significant sales.
Hong Kong – This luxuriously presented, free-standing detached house is located in a prestigious area surrounded by rolling hills and overlooking the city. The home has a well-appointed contemporary interior and amazing outdoor space on the rooftop terrace. It also has a huge private garden with attached swimming pool. This spacious, light-filled home features high ceilings to accentuate the elegant overall design. The house is also refurbished in white marble walls and flooring throughout, with every level in the home constructed with a separate open staircase and a private elevator with access to every level. There is a dome-shaped skylight window ceiling which completes the overall luxurious design
California – From the Sandy Shores of Del Mar, California, this family compound sits behind private gates in a small beach enclave known as Sandy Lane. It offers a unique opportunity to refresh or rebuild an original Russell Forester built in 1950 and yet still relevant for todayâ€™s beach front living. Rarely seen at the ocean front, this home features a large beach side patio, three bedroom main residence, pool, cabana/guest house, private green courtyards and ample guest parking all from just a few steps to the sand.
Colorado – Enlisting the talents of architects Ike Kligerman Barkley, the design team of the Muse Building left no detail to chance. Adorned with exquisite finishes and furnishings, the practical and inviting floor plan flows from opulent living spaces to an inviting roof top deck and back again, all while solely focused on enhancing the sublime living experience through meticulous attention to detail. The Muse Penthouse features 5,053 livable heated square feet with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, as well as 4,451 square feet of decks and patios. There is a rooftop deck with heated pool and unobstructed views of Aspen Mountain, private patio and deck on the main level capturing the sights and sounds of downtown. The latest Savant technology controls security, climate, window coverings, lights, audio and video. There is 5,235 square feet of commercial space on the second level.
Florida – This private compound is ideal for the end user, investor or developer planning to build a new, large luxury waterfront estate on prestigious upper North Bay Road in Miami Beach. This one- of-a-kind opportunity offers 37,895 square feet, 191 linear feet of water frontage, with incredible unobstructed panoramic views of the Downtown Miami skyline amidst breathtaking sunsets.
A Belgian block drive welcomes one to this impressive five-bedroom home, which sits grandly on the prestigious and highly coveted Lincoln Circle. Sweeping views of Nantucket Harbor are sure to be enjoyed from the first and second floor of both the house and cottage or from the beautifully landscaped lawns and multiple decks accented by surrounding gardens and manicured grounds. The beauty and sandy shoreline of Steps Beach is moments away or enjoy an aerial view from the impressive roof walk.
This issue features top real estate sales from various locations, including a
European Villa in East Hampton, a waterfront estate in East Hampton, a French
country masterpiece in California, andÂ Vancouverâ€™s Gables Estate.
SOTHEBYâ€™S INTERNATIONAL REALTYâ€“EAST HAMPTON BROKERAGE
$21,500,000â€‚|â€‚New York, USA
This unique European Villa was built in 1915 and designed by noted architect
William Bottomley. It was completely renovated in 2009 by architect Robert Young,
who combined contemporary elements with the original details in all six bedrooms
and six-and-a-half baths. There is a large living room with dual fireplaces, chefâ€™s
kitchen with copper and steel cabinetry and tamarind wood ledges.Surrounded by four
rolling acres of lush green lawns, orchards, lily pond, immaculate gardens, tennis
court and oversized pool with pool house, the home has private ocean access.
SOTHEBYâ€™S INTERNATIONAL REALTYâ€“EAST HAMPTON BROKERAGE
$21,250,000 | New York, USA
This home has sensational sunset waterviews from a vacant 3.2-acre meadow with an
open lawn to 197 feet directly on Georgica Pond. The estate is minutes to the ocean
beach. It is zoned for a 15,000 square foot residence, pool and tennis court.
EWING SOTHEBYâ€™S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
$19,750,000 | California, USA
This French Country masterpiece is set on three acres within the exclusive,
guard-gated Hidden Hills.
SOTHEBYâ€™S INTERNATIONAL REALTY CANADA
$9,500,000 (CAD) $8,513,765 (USD) | Vancouver, Canada
Vancouverâ€™s Gables Estate is situated on prestigious South West Marine
Drive. It is the largest estate property available in Vancouver. Built in
1929 for the President of the B.C.Electic, W.G.Murrin, the Gables has
had only two owners and truly epitomizes the fruits of Vancouverâ€™s
rich industrial wealth and heritage. Situated on private grounds, the
Tudor inspired residence of more than 10,000 square feet offers a very
functional floor plan that can accommodate grand entertaining as well
as comfortable family living. All principal rooms are bright and enjoy
Delta and Vancouver Island views and tranquil garden vistas.