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Sophisticated and Historic Greenwich Farm — June 3, 2017

Sophisticated and Historic Greenwich Farm

— from Art & Home Magazine, a publication of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Designed in the early 20th century by New York architects Hunt & Hunt for then publishing magnate H J Fisher, Sabine Farm is a regal fieldstone manor on Round Hill in Greenwich, Connecticut. Described and illustrated in detail in the November 1916 issue of The Architectural Record, the estate spans more than nineteen acres of rolling lawns, allées of trees and formal gardens. An idyllic country residence …

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The Leiden Collection of Dutch Golden Age Paintings — May 31, 2017

The Leiden Collection of Dutch Golden Age Paintings

— from Art & Home Magazine, a publication of Sotheby’s International Realty.

“When I’m in, I’m all-in,” says Dr Thomas Kaplan during a recent conversation in his Manhattan office, as he describes his philosophy of life. Such innate fervour surely accounts for the success he has enjoyed as an investor and asset manager focusing on the natural resources sector. It also explains how he has been able to amass one of the greatest art collections of our time at warp speed. In less than a decade …

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Urban Grandeur — May 25, 2017

Urban Grandeur

— from Art & Home Magazine, a publication of Sotheby’s International Realty.

The crowning jewel in an unparalleled urban estate, this 25,000-square-foot residence, sited on more than 8 city lots, is thoroughly grand but not overwhelming. Inspired by the prestigious architectural innovations of the Renaissance, including France’s Chateau de Versailles …

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Owning a Castle is a Passion Project — May 15, 2017

Owning a Castle is a Passion Project

— from Art & Home Magazine, a publication of Sotheby’s International Realty.

In the world of luxury real estate, perhaps no category of residence invites as much fantasy as the castle. Germany, England, Spain and, most notably, France, offer high concentrations of these historic buildings, where bedrooms number in the dozens and amenities include moats, towers and turrets.

The US has its share of palatial counterparts, even if they lack 900-year-old masonry …

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Mid-Century Elk | Price Reduced — May 10, 2017

Mid-Century Elk | Price Reduced

Here is a rare opportunity to own a quintessential Northern California mid-century coastal contemporary residence that remains fully intact as the architect intended. It was designed by Lee Aaron Ward who apprenticed at Taliesin West with famed American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright …

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Centuries of Style at Chatsworth — May 6, 2017

Centuries of Style at Chatsworth

— from Art & Home Magazine, a publication of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Chatsworth House, the Derbyshire seat of the Dukes of Devonshire and home to the Cavendish family for five centuries, has long been celebrated as one of the great treasure houses of England. Its stupendous holdings of Old Master drawings, paintings and sculpture, among many other categories, contain superlative works by such artists as da Vinci, Canova, Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese. Until quite recently, however, another significant collection under its roof remained virtually unrecognized …

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São Paulo Synergy — April 24, 2017

São Paulo Synergy

— from Art & Home Magazine, a publication of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Chaotic, energetic, unpredictable – São Paulo is all these things and more, a city where the only real constant is constant change. As South America’s largest urban centre, this sprawling concrete megalopolis has to be explored to be understood, and there’s no better time to do that than now, as the city’s cultural scene grows increasingly vibrant. In São Paulo, artists …

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Far West Sonoma, I understand our local market.

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Sonoma County Real Estate Market Report | First Quarter, 2017 — April 18, 2017

Sonoma County Real Estate Market Report | First Quarter, 2017

First quarter activity in Sonoma County in 2017 reflected the usual seasonal trend by slowing down. 910 homes were sold compared to 1,050 last quarter (Q4-2016). However, compared to the first quarter of 2016, there was only a -6.9% change in units sold. More notable is the average price increase to $722,000, or 14.4%

Sebastopol had a notable drop in volume of units sold by 31.6% from the same quarter a year ago. The average price has jumped to $887,000. Conversely, time active on the market has increased to over three months, and the amount of inventory has increased to a 2.6 month supply. It’s a mixed message to buyers and sellers because prices continue to rise while supply has increased and demand has softened. We’re finding that properties that are ready for market and priced competitively move quickly, while others may languish for extended periods failing to find a buyer.

The Bodega Bay market share is small and fluctuations are wide. Still, it is notable that the market is currently flooded with inventory and the average time on the market has reached six months! It may be time for sellers to reconsider pricing strategies. Meanwhile, buyers can enjoy great value and a favorable position to negotiate the best deal.

As usual, the Healdsburg and Sonoma areas continue to enjoy the highest home prices of $1,118,000 and $1,001,000 respectively, or 54.8% and 38.6% more than the Sonoma County average of $722,000 for the first quarter of 2017.

Countywide, so far in 2017, the average home spent 71 days on the market and there were only 1.8 months of inventory. Depending on the area, the current market can be brisk, requiring buyers and their agents to be nimble and diligent. Home prices continue to trend upward.

Live Market Data


Number of Sales and Average Price are for only the stated quarter/year. Average DOM and Months of Inventory are based on statistics for the last month of the stated quarter. Source: TrendGraphix Jan-Mar 2017

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Rehab Life: RM Auto Restoration — April 12, 2017

Rehab Life: RM Auto Restoration

— from Art & Home Magazine, a publication of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Say you have bought your first classic car – or your third, or your tenth – and you think it may be time to enter the concours d’elegance scene. What should your first concern be? Making sure …

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Oliver Furth’s Design Dialogue — March 15, 2017

Oliver Furth’s Design Dialogue

— from Art & Home Magazine, a publication of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Oliver M Furth has rarely met a beautiful antique he did not covet, whether an elegant 18th-century Georgian chair or a handsome Arts and Crafts sideboard. A student of architecture and art history…

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