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Notable Listing // DJ Khaled Lists Mediterranean Villa

DJ Khaled Lists Mediterranean Villa for $7.99M

The record producer and social-media celebrity has listed his luxe 6,700 SF Aventura mansion with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate Janet Ben Zvi. Customized for a hip-hop mogul, it has a sneaker closet that fits 500+ pairs, a home theatre, and a dock with a lift for his jet skis. Read the full story through The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

Architecture, Real Estate, Residential Real Estate

Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Announces Expansion into Slovakia

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its expansion in Europe with the opening of Slovakia Sotheby’s International Realty. 

The firm is owned and operated by Ilona Mancikova, who also stands at the helm of Czech Republic Sotheby’s International Realty and Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty. The flagship office of Slovakia Sotheby’s International Realty is located in the capital city of Bratislava and will serve the luxury residential real estate markets throughout the surrounding metropolitan area and into the High Tatras Mountain region. 

“Slovakia is an attractive location for global investors and corporations with its proximity to other important European business hubs, such as Vienna,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Ilona and her team have a well-established presence in the region, and we are proud to support their efforts in this new market.” 

“We are focused on meeting our client’s lifestyle requirements in order to help them find their dream home whilst experiencing tailor-made professional service of the world-renowned Sotheby’s International Realty® brand,” said Mancikova. Bratislava is located on the banks of the river Danube, bordering Austria and Hungary, and offers a range of home styles from new high-end residential developments and unique villas. “Thanks to our global network, we can offer local clients and investors real estate from around the world – from luxury mountain chalets in Austria to summer homes in Florida with a warranty of premium service,” added Mancikova. 

Slovakia Sotheby’s International Realty looks forward to collaborating with local brands, designers and architects and supporting local artists by displaying their artwork in their new Bratislava office as they do in Czech Republic and Croatia. The opening of the Slovakia Sotheby’s International Realty office this year is symbolic as it shares the occasion of the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia – in October 1918, Czechoslovak republic was established after WW1. The addition of this company to the brand’s global network celebrates and commemorates the depth of the Czech-Slovak connection. 

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in North Carolina

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its expanding presence in North Carolina with the formation of Pines Sotheby’s International Realty.

Pines Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury residential real estate markets in the Sandhills Region of North Carolina including PinehurstSouthern Pines, Whispering Pines, Carthage, Aberdeen, and Seven Lakes and the surrounding areas.  The firm is owned and operated by Kelly Miller, Melody McClelland, and Keith Harris.

“The Sandhills Region is a historic resort community that offers residents golfequestrian and sporting lifestyles,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The residential real estate market in this area caters to many of the lifestyles that exemplify the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand and we are proud to welcome Pines Sotheby’s International Realty to our global network.”

“As a young company, our affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand allows for instant brand recognition, credibility, and trust; Pines Sotheby’s International Realty is locally owned and globally connected,” said McClelland.  “Furthermore, we are dedicated to creating an environment that allows our agents to flourish, which, in turn, will enable us to best serve our clients.”

With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty network now has seven independently owned and operated companies throughout North Carolina; also operating in the state areHighlands Sotheby’s International RealtyHodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International RealtyLandmark Sotheby’s International RealtyPerry & Co. Sotheby’s International RealtyPinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty, and Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

China, Real Estate

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Tera Realty Limited in Shanghai, China is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Tera Sotheby’s International Realty.

Owned and operated by Ted Fang, the firm was established in 2016 and serves the residential real estate market in Greater Shanghai.

“As one of the key cities in mainland China, the expansion into Shanghai allows the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand to have a strategic presence in the market,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The Chinese buyer is a global consumer and with Shanghai being the second-most populated city in the world, we are strengthening the brand’s foothold in Greater Asia.  We proudly welcome Tera Sotheby’s International Realty to our global network.”

“The real estate market in Shanghai offers some of the most expensive and highest-quality homes in China,” said Fang.  “Our team of experienced real estate professionals have a wide network across China and we are focused on providing exceptional service to our clients. Affiliating with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand allows us to expand the reach of our network around the world while being part of a largely-trusted global brand.”

Tera Sotheby’s International Realty is the fourth Sotheby’s International Realty-branded company in China; also operating in the country are Beijing Sotheby’s International RealtyHainan Sotheby’s International Realty, and Tianjin Sotheby’s International Realty.  With this addition, the brand now has 50 offices in the greater Asia Pacific region.

Real Estate

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Massachusetts

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that its independently owned and operated affiliate Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty in Massachusetts has acquired local firm Acton Real Estate, which will now operate as Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty.

The merger expands the firm’s presence in the greater Acton-Boxborough area. Laurie E. Cadigan, owner and CEO of Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty, will remain at the helm of the operation.  Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty now has six offices and 145 independent sales associates across Middlesex County.

“Acton is a historic town in a desirable location with easy access to the nearby cities of Boston and Concord,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We are proud to support the continued growth of Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty.”

“Acton Real Estate is a well-respected company that has been serving its community for over 60 years,” said Cadigan.  “This acquisition strengthens Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty’s position in Middlesex County and allows us to better serve our clients in the Acton-Boxborough area.”

With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty network now has 45 branded offices throughout the state of Massachusetts.

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Notable Listing: Last George Christensen Design for Sale

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to list yet another one-of-a-kind home on the market; the last iconic architectural design by George Christensen for $3.65 Million.

 

Listed by agents Jan Kabbani and Cliff Davis of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Camelback Tower office, this 6,578-square-foot, 5 bed and 6.5 bath masterpiece, is located at 7307 N. Black Rock Trail in Paradise Valley.

The award winning home by renowned architect, George Christensen, is designed with the highest quality materials of stone, wood, marble and steel creating an organically sustainable experience. This architecturally significant, texture rich soft contemporary home has dramatic mountain views and a masterful use of natural light with amazing views from nearly every window in guard-gated Clearwater Hills.

Christensen has had many of his designs appear in publications including Architectural Digest, Sunset Magazine, and Phoenix Home and Garden. Christensen moved to Phoenix in 1957 and founded George Christensen and Associates. His firm designed hundreds of residences and more than 40 churches. The design of this estate was in Christensen’s archives and had to be released to be built. This Clearwater Hills home is the last design by Christensen to be constructed before passing away.

Scottsdale Architect, Mark Candelaria, AIA, was mentored by Christensen for over 18 years. Candelaria is the founder of Candelaria Design which he started in 1999 after an 18 year career as one of the founding partners of CCBG Architects in Phoenix.

“George listened to his clients and always did his best to give them their house, and that was the best lesson I ever received,” said Candelaria. “He designed quickly and went with his instincts and didn’t over think things. He trusted his intuition and combined that with the spirit of his client to create his designs.” 

Noteworthy features include a sumptuous master suite and bath with dual vanities, a detached guest house, high ceilings, telescopic doors that blend indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly, a sparkling zero edge infinity pool, exercise room, fire pit, grass lawn, an outstanding barbeque area, and a 3-car garage just to name a few.

Additionally, a true chef ’s kitchen with Wolf appliances, double ovens, Sub-Zero and wine storage open to an expansive family and game room with the very latest high-tech electronics, low voltage lighting and much more. The spacious home also showcases formal living and dining areas with two separate offices, one of them overlooking the pool with elevated views to city lights.

“The seller is a sailor and so was the late Mr. Christensen, it’s interesting they both shared this passion,” said listing agent Jan Kabbani. “I think this is expressed in the design of the masterful use of natural light and windows strategically placed throughout the home for nearly every window having a view.”

Architecture, Real Estate, Residential, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate

Notable Listing: The Little Daisy

Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to present one of its most exclusive and unique listings to date, an Arizona landmark building, The Little Daisy. The magnificent story of The Little Daisy in Jerome, Arizona presents an epic reboot from the original 1919 vintage hotel designed by architects, Royal Lescher and Leslie J. Mahoney.

The Little Daisy has an extensive history. Built as a hotel with the greater clientele being of the mining occupation, it was sold by the mining company as a residential property to scientist, William Earl Bell. Bell is known for his work leading to the creation of the world’s first atomic clock. The estate was passed down by the Bell family and was eventually placed on the market.

The concrete shell was bought in 1995 by Walter and Lisa Acker for $190,000. Now the renovated home is being sold by Lisa Acker, who is represented by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent extraordinaire, Donna Chesler, for $6.2 million.

“When Walter and Lisa Acker purchased this historic property, it was a mere shell of a building. Nothing remained. No windows, doors, fixtures, even the roof was removed on the third floor, leaving the building exposed to the elements. Today, it is a true historic masterpiece,” said Chesler.

The renovations were carried out by both Lisa Acker and her husband, Walter Acker. The husband and wife team impressively envisioned and completed this enormous project almost totally on their own. The fabulous metamorphosis of the Ackers’ estate was perfected and finalized in 2005.

The grand-scale of The Little Daisy, located in the art and history destination of mile high Jerome, is jaw-dropping with newly-designed and reconstructed interiors. Its numbers and features are beyond impressive:

  • 3.45-acre property
  • 12,000 square-feet of indoor space
  • 2,900 square-feet of covered porches
  • A 2,600-square-foot garage
  • 9,000-square-foot rooftop garden
  • Ample wine cellar
  • Originally a 40-room hotel, now 33 rooms with much space given to a huge dining room and a very large living room on the main level
  • A reception desk repurposed into a bar
  • A working telephone booth and coat room with double Dutch doors, and Theater/Game room
  • 8 bedrooms and 7 baths

Thanks to Walter and Lisa Acker, The Little Daisy is now a private residence with modern amenities steeped in old world charm. Walter was not only a master woodworker but excelled at every aspect of the renovation and his skills and spirit will live on in his work. The property includes reproductions of the wood cabinetry throughout the home, master closets, a hand crafted 14-foot dining table, and hand-cut custom marble counter tops.

Although The Little Daisy underwent many alterations to transition the hotel into a divine home, the Ackers made the executive decision to keep all of the authentic touches. They studied blueprints and photos to recreate the grandeur of a bygone era. The Little Daisy still retains the original walls, chimneys, fireplaces, and classic exterior tile.

The stunning views of the entire Verde Valley, Jerome, Sedona Red Rocks and Cleopatra Hill are the perfect backdrop for this Arizona landmark property which has been restored to its beautiful former glory.

 

The Ackers have given The Little Daisy an amazing third chapter to its storied life as this grand home celebrates its 100th year on New Year’s Eve 2019.

Additional Articles: Bloomberg, BNN Bloomberg, Private Wealth Magazine, ABC 15 Arizona

 

Real Estate, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate

Sotheby’s International Realty Continues to Expand Luxury Brand Presence in Southeast Asia

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that it has signed agreements with LIST Co., LTD, which owns List Sotheby’s International Realty, to expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand presence into Indonesia and Vietnam.

List Sotheby’s International Realty will expand into the important markets of Jakarta and Bali in Indonesia, and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam. Operations in both countries are projected to open in the second half of 2019.

Led by Owner and Chief Executive Officer Hisashi Kitami, List Sotheby’s International Realty currently has a strong presence throughout the Asia-Pacific region including offices in HawaiiHong Kong, the PhilippinesJapanSingapore, and a new office in Thailand opening September of this year.

“The addition of Vietnam and Indonesia to the List Sotheby’s International Realty portfolio will further establish their foothold in Southeast Asia,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Hisashi Kitami and his team have a strong history of growth in the markets they serve, and we are proud to have them lead this venture.”

“Because of geographical and economical closeness, the addition of Indonesia and Vietnam to our current portfolio of locations will facilitate more cross-border transactions, which will be beneficial for all stakeholders including our clients, employees, and agents,” said Kitami.

Real Estate, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate

Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Presence in Alabama

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Amanda Howard Real Estate™ in Huntsville, Alabama is the newest member of its global network and
will now operate as Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty.

Owned and operated by Amanda Howard, the firm was established in 2009 and serves the residential real estate markets in North Alabama, including Greater Huntsville/Madison County and Lake Guntersville.

“Huntsville has been the fastest-growing metro area in Alabama in recent years,” said Philip White, president and chief executive office Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “With a growing and diverse downtown and a more relaxed way of life outside the city, there is truly a lifestyle for everyone. We are pleased to welcome Amanda Howard and her team to the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand.”

“As a boutique firm, our commitment to serving the needs of our clients and caring for our community is what motivates us to work our hardest every day,” said Howard. “The Sotheby’s International Realty brand complements the lifestyle of the residents in the communities we serve and the greatest value from this affiliation is the global reach we will be able to provide our clients and their properties.”

The brokerage is also deeply invested in giving back to its community through the support of more than a dozen local charities and initiatives.

Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty is the second Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate in Alabama; also operating in the state is Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.