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High-End Hospitality: 5 Welcoming Guesthouses

Melissa Couch

Whether in California’s wine country or on the rolling plains outside historic Santa Fe, these estates offer guesthouses that allow visitors to unwind in seclusion and consummate style. Quintessen...


Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in December, 2023

Melissa Couch

London, England | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty David Sullivan spent seven years and just under $63 million to renovate the centuries-old Marylebone house. West Ham Football Chair A...


Video of the Week: Pacific Sunset Villa in Waikoloa, Hawaii

Melissa Couch

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this  week’s Video of the Week <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0...


The Art of Curation: How to Choose and Display Fine Art

Melissa Couch

Arthur Goodrich and Federico Parlagreco – Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Helena Brokerage An exceptional art collection may be eclectic, but it’s never disorderly; every piece is chosen becau...


Inside a Consummate Vineyard Estate

Melissa Couch

Seemingly countless properties in the Napa Valley region claim to afford “the quintessential wine country lifestyle,” but this impressive 14-acre estate—a Mediterranean-style residence enveloped by...


Significant Sales: October 2023 Highlights

Melissa Couch

From a US$25M sale in East Hampton, New York, to a EUR€13.3M sale in Anse de Cayes, St. Barthélemy, here are five sales represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty global network in October....

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