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Sotheby’s Significant Sales 2015 Volume 4


$18,500,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty East Side Manhattan Brokerage

$18,500,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty East Side Manhattan Brokerage

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.

SIR 2015 volume 4 significant sales

$18,500,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’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.

$17,500,000 USD | Colorado, USA | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

$15,000,000 USD | Texas, USA | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

Montecito, California Birnam Wood Lakefront home sold by Harry Kolb

Montecito, California Birnam Wood Lakefront home sold by Harry Kolb

$5,500,000 USD | California, USA | Sotheby’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.








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.

Significant Sales Volume 12 >


$23,000,000 USD | Turks and Caicos Islands
| Turks & Caicos Sotheby’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 region’s most
breath-taking and noteworthy properties, Amanyara.


$20,250,000 USD | New York, USA
| Sotheby’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.

sotheby's_14-best-of-significant-sale-new-york-property-$18.9m $18,900,000 USD | New York, USA
| Sotheby’s International Realty-East Hampton Brokerage

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.

sotheby's_14-best-of-significant-sale-bahamas-$17m $17,000,000 USD | Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty
& Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

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

$13,000,000 | California, USA 


At the end of a cul-de-sac on Hillsborough’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 property’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.

sotheby's_14-best-of-significant-sale-melbourne-australia-$11.5m $11,500,000 | Australia

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.  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 Sotheby’s International Realty brand is on display in this issue, featuring some of the world’s most significant sales.

Significant Sales Volume 11 >

$450,000,000 (HKD) | Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

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

$15,995,000 (USD) | California, USA | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

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 today’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.

$15,800,000 (USD) | Colorado, USA | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

$15,250,000 (USD) | Florida, USA | One Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

$14,250,000 (USD) | Massachusetts, USA | Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty

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.



Sotheby’s Volume 8 2014 Significant Real Estate Sales



$21,500,000 | New York, USA

I am pleased to provide you with the Volume 8 issue of Sotheby’s Significant Sales.

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, and Vancouver’s Gables Estate.

$21,500,000 | 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, chef’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.

$21,250,000 | New York, USA

2014-v8-significant-sales_New-York-Georgica Pond-$21.25m

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.

$19,750,000 | California, USA


This French Country masterpiece is set on three acres within the exclusive,
guard-gated Hidden Hills.

$9,500,000 (CAD) $8,513,765 (USD) | Vancouver, Canada


Vancouver’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 Vancouver’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.



Sotheby’s Volume 7 2014 Significant Real Estate Sales


$42,000,000 USD | Bahamas | Lyford Cay Sotheby’s International Realty

$42,000,000 USD | Bahamas | Lyford Cay Sotheby’s International Realty

I am pleased to provide you with the Volume 7 2014 issue of Sotheby’s Significant Sales.

The Volume 7 issue features top real estate sales from various locations, including two exclusive beachfront estates sold in our very own Montecito, California, and one ocean view estate sold in our very own Carpinteria, California, as well as the magnificent waterfront estate located in the Bahamas, the beautiful Conyer’s Farms, owned by Academy Award-winning Ron Howard, and a
full-floor Fifth avenue residence designed by Roger Ferris.

$42,000,000 | Bahamas

This property offers its owners their own private beach in a secure community.
Meticulously maintained, the spacious 30,000 square foot family home is situated
on two acres with 590 feet of frontage located at the entrance to the Lyford Cay
Marina. One of the most prestigious properties in Lyford Cay, included in the
sale is a 1.4 acre beachfront lot across the street. Amenities include a tennis
court, pool, Jacuzzi, 200 feet of dock and all of the necessary improvements
for easy tropical living.

$27,500,000 | Connecticut, USA


An hour’s drive from New York City, beautiful Conyers Farms is where Academy
Award-winning producer and director Ron Howard and his wife chose to raise
their family. Their private country estate, consisting of approximately
32 acres of unparalleled privacy showcases a splendid shingle style main
house with more than eighteen thousand square feet, a charming Craftsman
style two-bedroom guest house, an indoor sports complex, observatory
silo with Meade telescope, barns, paddocks, ivydraped stone head house,
greenhouse plus formal rose, boxwood and organic gardens.

$20,500,000 | New York, USA


This architecturally stunning full floor prewar residence on Fifth Avenue
is in triple mint condition and was designed by world renowned architect,
Roger Ferris. Situated on 88th Street directly opposite the Guggenheim
Museum, the views of Central Park, the Reservoir and city skyline from this
11th Floor apartment are truly spectacular.



A rare jewel, this Fernald Point residence has approximately 244 linear
feet of ocean front, sits on approximately three flat acres and includes
an approximately 7,300-square foot home with pool, tennis court and beach
cabana, plus two-bedroom guest or staff quarters. This unique estate is
an oasis of rolling lawns and specimen palms all facing south to the
sand and surf.



One of a kind Montecito Beachfront Estate/Fernald Point on 2 parcels.
Charming 3bd/4.5ba home on one parcel, estate site w/ approx. 300ft
of prime beach frontage on 2nd parcel w/Marc Appleton plans & elaborate
foundation in place for a 13,000+/- sf residence. Totaling 3+ acres,
the lush, gated grounds feature a n/s tennis court & mature specimen
trees creating the ultimate beachfront retreat.



Built in 2009, this approximately 10,378-square foot Italian-style villa
is situated on approximately 22 acres, adjacent to the Santa Barbara
Polo & Racquet Club. The property boasts equestrian facilities, exercise
field, orchards, infinity edge pool and spa. Fine craftsmanship abounds
in this six-bedroom, 9.5-bath ocean view residence. The home features a
formal living room with fireplace, office, gourmet kitchen and four
bedroom suites, as well as a master suite. Other amenities include
wine, recreation and media rooms, in addition to staff quarters.