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The Power of Thought

Pamela Shamshiri with her dog Roquefort at Studio Shamshiri Since 2018, the Los Angeles interior designer Pamela Shamshiri has worked from a Spanish Colonial-style building on Sunset Boulevard. Built in the 1920s for silent-movie cowboy Fred Thomson, and more recently home for several decades to the punky Cat & Fiddle pub, there’s no doubting its convoluted Hollywood history. In Shamshiri’s hands, it has become an elegant haven of high arches and exquisite period furniture, a handsome workplace imbued with a soft sense of homeliness. Continue reading The Power of Thought at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

The Scene

Actors David Harewood and Alex Kingston Stars Turn Out at RADA David Harewood and Alex Kingston were among the actors and alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) who attended a cocktail party at Sotheby’s London. Harewood is an actor and presenter known for his role in Homeland, while Kingston’s notable roles include ER. At the event, guests enjoyed performances by RADA graduates and took part in a charitable auction to support the drama school. Continue reading The Scene at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Big in the Barrios

The striking pink-stone Edificio España building in the center of Mexico City has been converted into Hotel Umbral by JSa architects Mexico City’s most exciting new hotel is tucked away on a little-known street running parallel to Paseo de la Reforma, the city’s grand, skyscraper-lined boulevard. Hotel Volga opened in June in Colonia Cuauhtémoc, a sophisticated neighborhood known for its good Asian restaurants and mix of apartment and office buildings. The 50-room boutique hotel was designed by Aisha Ballesteros of JSa, an architecture firm that has played a key role in turning the almost 700-year-old Mexican capital into the vibrant art and design mecca it is today. Continue reading Big in the Barrios at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

An Artist’s Adventure

Solstice Cuff, Black Label Masterpiece VIII, 2010 Next year Cindy Chao, the renowned Taiwanese jewelry designer, celebrates the 20th anniversary of her eponymous brand, Cindy Chao The Art Jewel. It is a major milestone for Chao, whose work is collected by leading museums and who was awarded the Chevalière de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by Roselyne Bachelot, then-French minister of culture, in 2021. Chao and Sotheby’s have a long history, dating back for more than a decade. Continue reading An Artist’s Adventure at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Beauty Parades

Paddington, Sydney, is known for its enclave of Victorian terraced houses, which are fiercely protected by the Paddington Society. There are more than 100 beaches in and around Sydney, Australia’s second most populous city. A few are rated among the best in the world. You won’t find any of them in the eastern suburb of Paddington, but this has not stopped it from becoming one of the most desirable areas in town. On a Sunday afternoon, the cafes and restaurants at the Five Ways roundabout heave with al fresco diners. Continue reading Beauty Parades at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Moving Markets

Loie Hollowell, Standing in Red, 2019, sold at Sotheby’s 50th Anniversary Contemporary Evening Auction, Hong Kong, in April 2023 Each time auctioneer Ian McGinley thought he had the final bid for an untitled 1947 painting by Joan Miró at Sotheby’s 50th Anniversary Modern Evening Auction in Hong Kong in April this year, he was mistaken. A tense silence filled the room as a 20-minute contest developed. Sotheby’s experts, including Alex Branczik, chairman of modern & contemporary art, Asia, and Jen Hua, deputy chairman, Asia, were taking bids by phone. Continue reading Moving Markets at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

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Video of the Week: A Spectacular Coastal Home in Rolling Hills, California

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this  week’s Video of the Week  Rolling Hills, California | Vista Sotheby’s International Realty Situated in a coveted Southern California enclave, this stylish and sophisticated property seamlessly blends luxury with nature. The interior boasts a harmonious connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, enhanced by a breathtaking backdrop of the shimmering ocean. Continue reading Video of the Week: A Spectacular Coastal Home in Rolling Hills, California at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

4 Homes with Incredible Maximalist Decor

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is said to have popularized the famous phrase, “Less is more”—and in doing so, he set a standard for many of his successors in the fields of architecture and design. But standards, by their very nature, are confining, and an increasing number of decorators are liberating themselves from the harsh limits imposed by stripped-down, pared-back aesthetics. Indeed, maximalism is making a meteoric ascent in popularity, and these four residences prove why. Continue reading 4 Homes with Incredible Maximalist Decor at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside an Enchanting Mediterranean-Style Enclave

Santa Barbara’s exclusive community of Hope Ranch is no stranger to impressive estates with on peaceful tree-lined lanes with breathtaking vistas. This majestic Mediterranean-inspired compound ups the ante, providing what amounts to a personal private resort: a regal villa of some 8,100 square feet, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a pool accompanied by a pool house, and numerous other diversions. Enveloping it all is a veritable forest of flourishing flora—including a towering decades-old lilac that furthers the sense that, much like its Old World predecessors, this retreat has been in this place for generations. Continue reading Inside an Enchanting Mediterranean-Style Enclave at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

RM Sotheby’s Presents ModaMiami

Prestigious car events have long been synonymous with style and luxury. The recipe for success? Cars. Design. Style. Elegance. RM Sotheby’s has joined with Sotheby’s and Moda Events in building ModaMiami, a new destination for car enthusiasts encompassing the rare, prestigious, and eclectic, combined with other luxury entertainments. Over the multi-day affair, enthusiasts can enjoy what they love most: rare, unique, and awe-inspiring vehicles, from the auction preview on Thursday, February 29, to the final show day on Sunday, March 3. Continue reading RM Sotheby’s Presents ModaMiami at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Morning Glory: 4 Inviting Breakfast Areas

Designed for daily dining and lounging, these delightful breakfast areas accompany well-outfitted kitchens and feature bright windows with enviable views and distinctive styles that make them appealing morning, noon, and night. Equestrian Oasis in Florida David Welles | Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty This expansive Mediterranean-inspired estate in desirable Wellington occupies some six acres and includes a top-caliber equestrian center; a four-bedroom, 3,639-square-foot home; and a 1,368-square-foot guesthouse. Continue reading Morning Glory: 4 Inviting Breakfast Areas at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in February, 2024

New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage The New School’s Greenwich Village townhouse, an elegant 19th-century brick building that has served as a residence for university presidents and a venue for school functions for the last four decades, is now on the market. The New School Lists Its Greenwich Village Townhouse for $20M – The New York Times Michael Dell Is Putting Boston Penthouse on the Market – The Wall Street Journal Glimpse Inside Jackie Kennedy’s Notable Estates, Cottages, and Penthouses – Architectural Digest Texas-Sized Spec Home Hits the Market in Houston for $8.995M – Mansion Global Why the Heck Is Everyone Moving to Beverlywood? Continue reading Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in February, 2024 at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

5 Homes That Embody the Year of the Dragon

Lynn Malone and Barbara Wolveridge – Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty  Of the 12 animals represented in the Chinese zodiac, only one is mythical—revered in history, customs, and culture for its might and munificence. So it’s an auspicious sign that the year 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. In Chinese astrology, each year is associated with one of the 12 animals. But each animal also cycles through the five traditional elements of fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. Continue reading 5 Homes That Embody the Year of the Dragon at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Video of the Week: A Shingle-Style Country Estate in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this  week’s Video of the Week  Gibsonia, Pennsylvania | Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty With a luxurious interior, a backyard that rivals a five-star resort and a secluded, promontory-like setting on three acres, this country estate with shingle-style architecture delights at every turn. Located adjacent to North Park and the Irwin Run Conservancy, this custom home offers a secure gated entry, a well-conceived exterior/interior plan, modern amenities and unsurpassed attention to detail. Continue reading Video of the Week: A Shingle-Style Country Estate in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

Inside an Equestrian Oasis in Florida

Along the northeastern edge of the legendary Florida Everglades, Wellington, Florida, is well known in the equestrian world as something of a mecca, an international destination for polo and home to numerous riding clubs—not to mention golf courses, colorful nature preserves, parks, sports fields, and animal sanctuaries. The coastal shell rock roads, vibrant tropical greenery, and miles of bridle paths of the area’s Saddle Trail Park neighborhood contribute to a distinctively peaceful, luxuriously rural ambience perfectly suited for equines and their human friends and caretakers. Continue reading Inside an Equestrian Oasis in Florida at Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog.

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