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Impressive Estate in Rancho Mirage, California | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Pacific Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to This impressive Estate is a model of sophisticated design and contemporary architectural elements, masterfully modernized by the current owner. Boasting one of the premier private entrances in Thunderbird Heights, you will be immediately captivated as you enter through the private gate by the striking structural detail, open landscaped leisure areas, and showroom-level garage. Features for the residence are numerous: a lavishly appointed kitchen area with superior surfaces, appliances, Italian cabinetry, and an adjacent well-equipped bar; alluring master suite with an exquisitely styled bathroom and generous walk-in closets; custom wine wall to display a significant collection; family cinema room; spacious guest suites each with en-suite bathrooms featuring luxury hotel inspired finishes; large swimming pool with tanning shelf and jacuzzi; several prominent iron and glass doors; a true pocket slider combining living area to back patio; barbeque area with seating options; a sizable stone fire pit to conclude the evening outdoors with friends and family; remarkable elevated mountain vistas. We invite you to explore this property situated just above historic Highway 111. Property ID: H3GLNN

Elegant Timeless Mountain Estate in Park City, Utah | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Summit Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Words cannot describe this ski-in/ski-out masterpiece by award winning architect Michael Upwall heralded as Park City's most elegant & timeless mountain estate located in the gated community of The Colony. The dramatic porte-cochere sets the stage for an experience rivaling any 5 star luxury resort w/ breathtaking panoramic views, unparalleled privacy, world class amenities, perfect ski access, & a palatial approach to construction & design. Notable features include the floating master wing, open concept floor plan w/ chef's kitchen, classic bar w/ spiral staircase leading to a wine cellar & tasting room, and a Sundance worthy home theater w/ stage. This rare equestrian estate sits on 4.8 acres, one of the few slope side homes w/ expansive outdoor living space, multiple gathering areas, manicured landscaping, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, water feature & fire garden leading to the singular experience of the spa wing complete w/ a 25 meter indoor pool & rooms for massage, steam & fitness. Property ID: VDNGRZ

Exquisite Waterfront Property in Queensland, Australia | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Queensland Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to A property of immense stature built to a quality expected in the finest hotels, where truly no expense has been spared and every detail has been perfected, during a construction where budget was not a limitation. Set on some 2,976sqm with a complete water frontage of 60 meters to a wide section of water there is a surreal sense of privacy for a property in a residential area. 'Hayven' is expansive and grand in its scale, its design brilliance lies in the home's very human composition within this extraordinary scale. Designed as a series of smaller areas, flowing together seamlessly to create a coherent and spectacular space, 'Hayven' is just as comfortable for two guests as it is 200. It is a home that rivals some of the great 6-star resorts around the world from the twenty-five metre pool, accommodation for over thirty guests, commercial kitchen, caretakers quarters, two jetties, boat shed & full size tennis court. 'Hayven' is a grand estate and a timeless representation of luxury and the perfect place for people to reside or retreat. Property ID: 8NP7TS

Spectacular Waterfront Masterpiece in Deephaven, Minnesota | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Lakes Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Coveted Estate situated on the highest point of Lake Minnetonka. A John Kraemer & Sons Masterpiece. The finest level of finishes with no detail overlooked. Amenities include: luxurious master suite, epicurean kitchen, pool house with viewing terrace, sport court, bowling alley, golf simulator, state of the art exercise facility, theater, rooftop sky deck, one-of-a-kind Cavern Music Club, & 195 feet of lakeshore with commanding views from every room. Stunning sunsets year-round. Most admired home on Lake Minnetonka! Property ID: YHPVVH

Distinguished Ornate Residence in British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Sotheby's International Realty Canada For more information go to Prestige and luxury! Meet an incomparable Skyhome so precisely unique that it beckons you from Port Moody shores to historical backdrops of Parisian vistas. The time and money spent on the complete redesign was a labour of love born out of a desire to recreate Europe's charms with modern day flairs. The bona fide Paris ambiance comes not only from the redeisgn and finishes but equally from the custom furnishings, globally curated specifically for this home. The furnishings will remain in order to preserve the integrity of its distinct personality. Every square in of this almost 2,000 square foot, 2 level residence was carefully planned, maximizing space saving solutions with custom built-ins for additional storage. Featured twice in 'House & Home' magazine, this prestigious home can be yours! Property ID: F89M7C

Unique Unprecedented Home in New York, New York | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Sotheby's International Realty - East Side Manhattan Brokerage For more information go to The result of unprecedented thought, care, and attention to detail, this peerless 4,300-square-foot apartment is undoubtedly one of the healthiest homes in New York. Three years of planning and construction resulted in this irreplaceable property, which enjoys panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline from its perch high above the Upper West Side and steps from Lincoln Center and Central Park. The home has a truly unique aesthetic—the work of Tony Ingrao, a member of Architectural Digest’s elite AD 100. Every detail is completely new and thoughtfully considered, from hand-selected wood—sycamore, white oak, Douglas fir, and caleidolengo—to the cleanest materials and the highest-caliber fixtures and finishes. All paint, finishes, and sealants were strictly vetted. A Ketra lighting system modulates spectrum and brightness according to circadian rhythms; color and scheme can be varied to suit any mood or entertaining theme. The residence is completely hypo-allergenic and features a whole-house humidification system, high-end UV-blocking windows, and an advanced triple-osmosis water-filtration system for perfectly pure showers, baths, and drinking water. The entire home benefits from high-speed Wi-Fi, and every room—including the master bath and shower—has been outfitted with a discreet speaker system. A Savant whole-house-automation system controls heating, air conditioning, music, lighting, and blinds. Three apartments were combined to create the distinctive floor plan, which offers spectacular living spaces and up to four bedrooms. Entertaining is easy in the central living room, which includes a stainless-steel fireplace and a handsome wet bar with cerused Douglas fir cabinetry, a custom sink, and a Sub-Zero wine cooler. The formal dining area features a strikingly artful light fixture and enjoys stunning views of the skyline and Central Park through walls of windows. Sleek and streamlined, the kitchen exemplifies state-of-the-art style and features exceptional finishes such as heated leathered-stone floors, limestone countertops, Dornbracht fixtures, and tile and plaster walls. Two Wolf ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, a Gaggenau dishwasher and induction cooktop, and a built-in automatic espresso machine are among the top-tier appliances. An inviting casual dining space with built-in seating and whimsical lighting is tucked into a windowed corner of the kitchen, creating a backdrop of enviable Manhattan vistas. In a thoughtful touch that allows for maximum privacy and convenience, two drop-down electronic dividers separate the kitchen from the living area and the den. Spanning more than 2,000 square feet, the master suite is a chic and serene oasis with a subdued natural palette, oversized windows affording glorious natural light and expansive views across Central Park, and a wall designed for art or a wide-screen television. The lavish spa-inspired bath includes a stunning walk-in steam shower and jetted soaking tub clad in striking Mediterranean Blue quartzite, a vanity with oversized mirrors and Fantini fixtures, a private water closet, and heated floors and towel racks. The suite also encompasses an oversized walk-in closet with a built-in safe, a custom home gym and yoga room, and a relaxing personal sauna with its own park view. Peace, privacy, and discretion are easily maintained thanks to the suite’s internal hallway. Each of the home’s additional light-filled bedrooms has a unique character, with ample storage, hidden blinds, blackout shades, and city views. The colorful family living area features a full wall of shelves and custom cabinetry along with space for an 85-inch television. An office with automatic standing desks, a striking powder room, and a handy mudroom complete this comprehensive one-of-a-kind home. The location of the flagship Equinox fitness club in the building is an added amenity. Apartment can be purchased with or without furniture. Property ID: 2V9NZ2

Inviting Cliffside Masterpiece in Lefkada, Greece | Sotheby's International realty

Presented by Greece Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to The island of Lefkada is ringed by clear, turquoise blue water with hidden coves and beaches. This beautiful new house has been custom built to the highest level and enjoys stunning views across to Meganissi and beyond to Scorpios, Atoko and mainland Greece. The lively town of Nidri is a short boat trip as are a number of other bustling Greek fishing villages with tavernas and bars. The villa is in a secluded location and accessed by a long, private road. Surrounded by olive and Cypress trees, a path leads down to a secluded beach below the house. The infinity pool has breathtaking views of the channel between Meganissi and Lefkada and you can while away the days watching yachts sail between the islands. For the more active, a high powered RIB is on hand with a multitude of water sports and is manned by one of the two staff who look after the house. The upper level houses a large, double height sitting room with stunning views across the sea and opens onto the kitchen, with a breakfast bar and outside dining area. A mezzanine area has a small study area and WiFi is available throughout the villa. The bedrooms are all spacious and have Hypnos beds and lovely linens. All are air conditioned and have ceiling fans and en suite bathrooms. Property ID: WELR2M

Remarkable Penthouse in San Francisco, California | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by San Francisco Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Commandingly sited atop the two highest floors of the Clay Jones on Nob Hill, this remarkable Penthouse commands 360-degrees of multiple-county, four-bridge views of virtually every famous landmark in San Francisco. Following its multi-year restoration, the four bedroom, four bathroom Penthouse on two levels is a thoroughly modern setting that respects its Art Deco heritage, equally ideal as an intimate city home and for large-scale entertaining on one of the City’s largest private view terraces. Ascending from the elegant and attended boutique lobby, a keyed elevator opens directly into the Penthouse Foyer, where an oversized, vintage, Parisian clock still keeps perfect time. Steps ahead is the picturesque Living Room with oversized windows providing three exposures. One of San Francisco’s most dramatic private spaces, the Penthouse Living Room spans the width of the building to capture the views of the Downtown skyline, North Bay icons and East Bay & Peninsula counties. Nearby, a mirrored wet-bar fuels entertaining. The Formal Dining Room is accented by textured wallcoverings and bespoke lighting fixtures reminiscent of the era in which the building was erected. A large picture window features southern views that dazzle by night. A sophisticated Kitchen features luxe appliances, dramatic full slabs of black-and-white stone and ample storage. Tucked away behind a handsome staircase, the marvelous Master Suite is an elegant retreat unto itself, with sweeping, panoramic views of the North Bay and Marin from the Bedroom and ensuite Bath. At the opposite end of the Penthouse is the Library/Media Room, a handsome wood-paneled Art Deco aerie, an ideal place to watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate Bridge. The Main Level includes two additional Bedrooms and a large Laundry Room. Ascending the staircase of steel and glass, a comfortable Lounge with a mirrored wet bar and wine storage opens to one of largest private view terraces in San Francisco. Extending the full width of the building high above Nob Hill, its iconic views of every major landmark are unforgettable and poised as the impressive backdrop to large-scale entertaining. A large corner bedroom and adjacent bath share this level. Amenities of the Penthouse include air conditioning and two deeded parking spaces in the building’s secure garage. Built in 1927 at the intersection of Clay and Jones Streets to the designs of society architect Albert Larsen, the Clay Jones was San Francisco’s first Art Deco skyscraper, an innovative luxury apartment building perched at the highest point on Nob Hill and echoing contemporaneous design trends in New York and Europe. One of the most romantic locations in the world, Nob Hill has been at the center of San Francisco’s social, political and economic history for well over a hundred years, and a neighborhood that remains elegantly vibrant today. The pièce de résistance of the finest condominium building in one of the world’s most beloved and dynamic cities, the Clay Jones Penthouse is an unparalleled opportunity to own one of the world’s real estate crown jewels. Property ID: XNHPRQ

Exquisite Modern Marvel in Lower Saxony, Germany | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Hamburg Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Like a sculpture carved out of stone, the vision of a modern villa is here realized that abstracts and reinterprets classical rules: for an incomparable sense of living in the middle of nature. In the most pleasant seclusion, undisturbed, "The Sculpture" is the most attractive retreat a hamburger inhabitant can imagine. Concrete, glass and steel - these are the three main materials that determine the characteristic appearance of this villa. Surrounded by the elegance of the building's interior and exterior design as well as the peaceful forest, the owners of this property can concentrate on the desirable contents of life. The construction of the object leads to a pleasant level of privacy and security because it is closed to the street but open to the other side to the pool, whirlpool and forest to satisfy the natural urge for freedom. The floor-to-ceeiling window fronts provide the living area with plenty of daylight and opening up the view into the green landscape. A highlight are the large steel blades that span the glass and connect the lower and upper levels. As soon as the day is over, the numerous elegant designer lamps provide the rooms with an atmospheric light, exquisite designer furniture and a very modern fireplace which creates irresistible coziness and warmth. "The Sculpture" convince with originality. The property is not a modular house, but develop from a unique vision. With a mixture of "Bauhaus style" and brutalism, it exudes strength and defensiveness to the outside without losing its elegance, inward security, generosity and tranquility. It gives its owners a sublime feeling of freedom. Architecture by "Querkopf Architekten" Hamburg Property ID: 8FTC5Y

Expansive Masterpiece in Harding Township, New Jersey | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Beechwood is a 30,000 square foot residence, with carriage apartment and pool house set on 15 private acres in the secure hamlet of New Vernon. Property ID: 5DLJ7S

Unparalleled Modern Marvel in Los Angeles, California | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Sotheby's International Realty - Beverly Hills Brokerage For more information go to A modern reinterpretation of glamorous Hollywood Regency architecture, this striking contemporary home designed by celebrity architect Michael Mueller is perched on a crest in the Hollywood Hills. Property ID: F32Z9L

Mediterranean Masterpiece in Bellevue, Washington | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Realogics Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Nestled on a western view-ridge just minutes from downtown Bellevue, rests a Mediterranean Masterpiece boasting panoramic views. Property ID: ZQMJM4

Exquisite Stately Villa in North Holland, Netherlands | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Amsterdam Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to This charming, very luxurious detached villa, built in 2008 on one of the most beautiful location in Amstelveen, “De Goudkust”, near the beautiful Jac. P. Thijssepark and close to the entrance of the Amsterdamse Bos. Property ID: 8ML5SN

Incomparable Heritage Estate in Corfu, Greece | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Greece Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Venetian Times is a landmark of Corfu. A heritage estate and a landmark of Corfu was originally built by the Venetians as a fort to guard the sea between Corfu and Albania. The ruins of its sister fortress can still be spied across the water on the Albanian coast. Property ID: SEV2CJ

Rocker Joe Walsh's Modern Home in Beverly Hills, California | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Wish Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Situated behind a gated motor court sits this private sophisticated celebrity-owned contemporary on appx half an acre. Its mid-century beginning has been re-imagined and expanded from studs to ceiling with meticulous attention to style and design. Property ID: 23LYFL

Iconic Penthouse Residence in Chicago, Illinois | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Jameson Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Enjoy postcard perfect lake and city views from the expansive terraces of Chicago's most iconic penthouse residence. Property ID: 2BC5EC

Modern Private Estate in La Romana, Dominican Republic | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Dominican Republic Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Modern and Fabulous with Private Beach! Property ID: 25866X

Sophisticated Modern Retreat in Pinecrest, Florida | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by ONE Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Just Completed-Brand New Construction offering modern architecture in North Pinecrest. Property ID: C5VY8C

Contemporary Residence in Bellevue, Washington | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Realogics Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Completely redone in 2019, this high-tech/energy efficient Bellevue home seamlessly blends with modern day luxury living conveniences such as a state-of-the-art kitchen, spacious living areas & a thoughtfully designed, functional floor plan. Property ID: FSST66

Expansive Marvel in Turtle Tail, Turks and Caicos Islands | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Turks & Caicos Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to 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. Property ID: 96BYL8

Exquisite Sprawling Chateau in Great Falls, Virginia | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by TTR Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Inspired by the finest traditions of European architecture and design, Chateau de Lune is a sublime 16,800 sqft private mansion with 6,000 sqft of outdoor living space. Property ID: LPRXHG

Timeless Modern Masterpiece in McLean, Virginia | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by TTR Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to Reflecting timeless, modern architecture and privately positioned on a premier site overlooking the Potomac River, The Falls is the finest estate residence ever offered in the Washington region. Property ID: 252W35

Whimsical Vineyard Estate in Healdsburg, California | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Sotheby's International Realty - San Francisco Brokerage For more information go to 50± acre Vineyard Estate with Howard Backen designed barn in Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley. Best views of Tuscany without leaving home. Relaxed and sophisticated life style. Property ID: JRQHNH

Exquisite Eco-Friendly Estate in Kaimalino, Kailua, Hawaii | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Carvill Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to One of Hawaii's Finest Beachfront Estates. Completed in 2012 and designed by award winning Gast Architects of San Francisco this home has received the GOLD certification from LEED. Property ID: BFKP76

Grand Neo-Classical Chateau in Central Bohemia, Czech Republic | Sotheby's International Realty

Presented by Czech Republic Sotheby's International Realty For more information go to This original baroque chateau rebuilt in the neo-classical style is situated in the picturesque landscape near the Slapy Dam. Property ID: FYNHFL