Luxury Outlook 2024

Welcome to the Sotheby’s International Realty 2024 Luxury Outlook. In the pages ahead, we’ll explore what you need to know in order to stay informed and ready to make a smart real estate decision at any moment. After the past few years’ frenzied market, we’re hitting more of a buyer-seller equilibrium, with inventory levels moving… Read more »

Sotheby’s International Realty is Proud to Partner with ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Sotheby’s International Realty will make its debut as Show Sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the preeminent art show, celebrating the convergence of fine art, digital art, and design. As a Show Sponsor, Sotheby’s International Realty will showcase a curated selection of the world’s finest homes in the Collectors Lounge, an area exclusively reserved for… Read more »

Sotheby’s International Realty 2023 Global Leaders’ Summit Recap

In the heart of London, Sotheby’s International Realty recently hosted the 2023 Leaders’ Summit, reaffirming that “International” is not just a middle name but a cornerstone of their success. With almost 90 attendees from over 30 countries across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa, the summit was a testament to the global reach and… Read more »

Athens emerges as a haute gastronomy destination

BY SUDHA NAIR ILIADES It’s difficult to pinpoint an exact moment when Athens’ food industry began to blossom as a whole. Was it the rise of Athens as a city-break destination ignited by its renaissance as a contemporary cultural hotspot? Or the new influx of international nomads? Or a post-crisis era that spurred design-and health-focused… Read more »

Emma Stone’s Malibu Clifftop Home on the Market for $4.3 million

Emma Stone is making a move to Texas and has listed her Malibu Clifftop home for sale. According to listing agent Eric Lavey, this 1950s California modern ranch offers unobstructed views of the Pacific, the entire Los Angeles coastline and distant Catalina island. Real estate records indicate that Stone bought the home in 2018 for… Read more »

The De Beers Cullinan Blue

Sotheby’s is proud to present The De Beers Cullinan Blue, an extraordinary natural treasure and one of the most valuable blue diamonds ever to be offered at auction. This extraordinary 15.10 carat step-cut blue has been cut from an exceptional rough stone discovered in April 2021. In its masterfully crafted, newly formed state, it now… Read more »

Gianni Versace’s former Manhattan mansion storms the real estate market

Fashion legend, Gianni Versace doesn’t need an introduction, a designer to celebrities and royalty, his creations made him world-famous. His talent left a mark on many aspects of his life including his opulent former Manhattan mansion now on the real estate runway for $70 million. Gracing Manhattan’s Upper East Side on a quiet section of… Read more »

Dream Homes From Around The World: Palm Beach

Heralded since the early 20th century as a tropical paradise, Palm Beach has long been a destination for luxurious coastal living with a singular architectural style—clear Mediterranean inspiration and a dedication to patios, loggias, lawns, and balconies that link interiors with surroundings. Many of the hallmarks of an iconic Palm Beach haven are on full… Read more »

Mansell’s Machines: Hand-Selected by the British Icon, Headlining Monaco

It has been described as one of the most iconic moments in modern Formula 1 history. After dominating his home race at the 1991 British Grand Prix, the so-called “Lion” himself, Nigel Mansell, OBE, decided to extend a hand of chivalry to one of his most persistent rivals, the great Ayrton Senna. Though Mansell’s victory… Read more »

Architecture That Conveys The Spirit Of A Place

For Hong Kong-based architect Nelson Chow, 2021 was a busy year. His award-winning studio, NC Design & Architecture Ltd., completed several high-profile projects that made global headlines. Chow, who was raised in Hong Kong and Canada, has a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Waterloo in Canada but also a menswear tailoring certificate… Read more »

Dream Homes From Around The World: 4 Homes For Car Collectors

Whether they prefer rare antiques, rugged muscle cars, peppy speedsters, or luxurious sedans, any auto enthusiast will appreciate these estates for their generous garages and spacious motor courts. Historic Santa Fe Estate This significant Santa Fe property, dating to 1935, has been lovingly expanded, creatively reimagined, and exquisitely finished with every comfort and amenity expected… Read more »

Big On Style, Low On Waste

When fashion veterans and longtime friends Yijia Wang and Zi Xuan created Advene in 2019, they set out to reinvent sustainable luxury in the accessories sector. Customers at the time had to choose between sustainability, style, and price. “That’s when we thought we should do something,” Wang says. With Advene, Wang and Xuan, who are… Read more »

Dream Homes From Around The World: Manhattan

During the period now known as the Gilded Age, the United States and the rest of the world were on the brink of a new modern era of enormous economic growth, immense personal wealth, and revolutionary social mores and systems. These years represented a time of remarkable transition in New York, and its influence on… Read more »

Published in Vogue Paris, August 1965

On How Alexander Iolas And André Mourgues (Practically) Invented The Contemporary Art World

As Alexander Iolas’s partner of 25 years, André Mourgues had a uniquely close perspective on the life and work of that much-loved, hyper-influential figure of the art world. Technically, Mourgues handled public relations for the Paris-based Iolas gallery from 1964 until it closed, but in reality, he accompanied Iolas on his many projects around the… Read more »

Inside A Blufftop Malibu Haven

On the coast of the Pacific Ocean along iconic Highway One, Malibu has earned legendary status among American beach towns, known as it is for its long stretches of sunny sandy beach, surf-friendly waves, and picture-perfect sunsets. High in the bluffs of Malibu’s Paradise Cove Beach, this extraordinary residence on 6.62 acres enjoys 339 feet… Read more »

Introducing German Wine’s Rising Star Eva Fricke

In light of Sotheby’s tantalising Vine sale, which featured an exclusive dessert wine trilogy from one of Germany’s brightest talents, Eva Fricke, the award-winning winemaker talked about her love for Lorch, treasuring wine heritage and being a female producer. The extremely limited edition wines offered in the sale were Fricke’s 100 point 2019 Lorcher Krone… Read more »

Fangio’s Farewell: A Legendary 300 SL Last Owned by El Maestro

Of the great names which have competed for the podium on motorsport’s biggest stage, Juan Manuel Fangio can be considered your most admired driver’s most admired driver. Among the most famous racing drivers of the modern era, all have deflected any comparison. Michael Schumacher’s verdict in 2003: “Fangio is on a level much higher than… Read more »

Sotheby’s Diamonds: Dream and Desire

Drawing on its unrivaled expertise and experience in jewelry, on its legacy of trust and tradition, connections and connoisseurship, Sotheby’s launched an entirely new contemporary collection of modern masterpieces: Sotheby’s Diamonds. This pioneering venture brought together the most exceptional and desirable diamonds, cutting-edge design and superlative craftsmanship in a very modern, forward-looking house. It linked… Read more »

Meet The Living Contemporary Curator: Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda

Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda lives and works in Venice, Italy. An artist, designer and entrepreneur who works with glass – and much more – Marcantonio runs a glassware company, LagunaB which was started by his mother Marie Brandolini, in 1994. He also founded AUTONOMA, an educational factory in Murano, created in collaboration with Seattle’s Pilchuck School… Read more »

The Historic Rise Of Women In Real Estate

They say history is written by the victors. So it’s no surprise that today, women are the winners writing the story—or herstory— of the real estate industry. At a time when workplaces and workforces worldwide are still struggling to achieve equal representation and opportunity, real estate provides a powerful example of how an industry can… Read more »

Sotheby’s International Realty Achieves Historic Year with Record $204 Billion in Global Sales Volume

Greece Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network achieved a record US$204 billion in 2021 global sales volume, a 36% increase in sales growth year over year, as U.S. cities saw a resurgence of interest following the pandemic and sales activity in secondary and resort markets around the… Read more »

Important Jewels | Sotheby’s Live Auction

A spectacular array of diamonds is available at Sotheby’s throughout the year in global live and online auctions. Exquisite diamonds, coloured stones, and luminous jadeite lead the Important Jewels (18 February, Hong Kong) auction of Sotheby’s, brought together in a stunning array. Among the highlights are a 10.46 carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring by… Read more »

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Luxury Outlook 2022

Welcome to the Sotheby’s International Realty® 2022 Luxury Outlook report. A thorough study of the world’s residential markets in the past year and the trends that are likely to shape the global housing markets in the coming months. 2021 has exceeded all expectations in the global luxury property market. As Philip White, President and CEO,… Read more »

Explore the Wonders of Greece in the Winter

Greece is known for its wonderful climate, its beautiful islands and beaches, history and culture. However Greece is home to some unique natural wonders. From waterfalls to mountains, let us share a few of these treasures, which are ideal to be explored during the mild winter months. Meteora is an area in central Greece, which… Read more »

Greece forecasts fastest GDP growth in 2 decades

The revised forecast came after a stronger-than-expected expansion in the second quarter, paving the way for the government to roll out 3.4 billion euros ($4 billion) of additional tax-relief measures and other assistance to combat rising prices. “Today I am able to announce the revision of the growth target for the Greek economy for 2021… Read more »

In an Ancient Greek Port, a New Cultural Hub

On an exceptionally hot July evening, a crowd was mingling and drinking wine at an art opening on Polidefkous Street. An unassuming thoroughfare lined with low-slung ship-repair and metal workshops in Piraeus, the industrial port city on Athens’s southeast side, it is not a place where galleries have historically set up shop. But despite the… Read more »

Significant Sales | First Semester 2021

A waterfront masterpiece in Crete, an extraordinary estate in Rhodes, and the last beachfront signature villa in Costa Navarino are the three major real estate deals brokered and closed by our company in the first semester of 2021 with a combined value of €28,500,000. Added to another €52,000,000 of closed or secured transactions from January… Read more »

Experience Evia

It is the most easily accessible destination in Athens making it a great place to getaway and relax. The north, central and south parts of the island all have their own identity and customs whilst all are equal in their abundance of natural beauty. There are many ways to fully experience the wonder of Evia;… Read more »

The Athenian Riviera is Getting a Brand New Look

The Athens Riviera is changing its looks, offering millions of visitors a unique opportunity to experience singular moments at one of the most magnificent Mediterranean sites. There are many works currently underway, in different stages of construction, along the entire coastline. The seafront of Attica is inundated with construction sites, renovations of buildings, re-development of… Read more »

Greece Steps up Vaccination Programme to Safely Open to Tourism this Summer

Greece has been a relative success story throughout the pandemic, with case rates much lower than in many other European countries. A decisive action to immunise its population in time for the summer season is now underway. A total of an additional 6 million doses of vaccines are expected to be received during April, May… Read more »