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Inside The Retreat At Moonstone Beach

Inside The Retreat At Moonstone Beach

Known for its sandy coves, rocky bluffs, and the eponymous semiprecious stones that often wash up on its shore, Moonstone Beach is one of Southern California’s most beloved stretches of coastline. On an emerald perch high above, this consummately private 78-acre estate is an elegant, self-sufficient sanctuary encompassing a 12,000-square-foot residence, an inviting guesthouse, staff quarters, garaging to showcase up to 50 cars, two event halls, a helipad, equestrian facilities, six acres of rolling pinot noir vineyards, expanses of equestrian land, and open space and pine forests threaded with...

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Home Is Where The Health Is: 5 Homes Perfect For A Healthy Lifestyle

Home Is Where The Health Is: 5 Homes Perfect For A Healthy Lifestyle

A daily wellness routine is no sweat when a home enjoys its own top-tier fitness equipment, private lap pools, professional-caliber sports courts, and flourishing vegetable gardens. Luxurious Living in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York |  The Heyman Team ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage Offering 4,565 square feet of sophisticated living and entertaining space along with an enviable terrace, this five-bedroom residence is a chic aerie full of light that revels in views of the harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Resident...

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A Feast For The Eyes: 5 Stylish Dining Rooms

A Feast For The Eyes: 5 Stylish Dining Rooms

Whether hosting a quiet, casual weeknight meal or a formal fête for a crowd, the dining room is an essential space in the inviting modern home. From Central Park West to Santa Barbara, these dining rooms encourage everyone to gather at the table in style. Ocean View Villa Santa Barbara, California |  Maureen McDermut ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage Throughout this Mediterranean-style villa, plentiful windows frame views of the majestic Pacific. The 5,352-square-foot floor plan features living and dining rooms, an open ki...

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Leafy And Regal: The Many Faces Of Green

Leafy And Regal: The Many Faces Of Green

Signifying prosperity, growth, and a connection to nature, green is having a design moment—take Behr’s 2022 color of the year, a minty green paint called Breezeway that’s inspired by seaglass, or Benjamin Moore’s sage-adjacent shade for 2022, October Mist. Of course there’s a whole palette of verdant hues to choose from, no matter the type of home or room that’s ready for an elevated refresh. Whether it’s time for a full revamp, or a mere spruce up, take note of these four exemplary luxury homes that have taken innovative approaches to integrating shades of green. An Unforgetta...

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Why A Luxury Rental Might Be Your Next Great Real Estate Decision

Why A Luxury Rental Might Be Your Next Great Real Estate Decision

Depending on your lifestyle, the rental of a luxury home can fill a noticeable gap in your future planning. Whether you haven’t yet found the perfect home for purchase, or you’re dreaming of an extended staycation, renting can satisfy your current shelter needs—and save you a few of the commitments that come with full ownership. And who’s to say renting won’t bring you one step closer in your search for your next house? Here are some of the benefits luxury rentals can offer as you dovetail your plans with the unexpected. A Change of Scenery—Without the Commitment Provence-Alpes-...

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Did We Uncover The World’s Most Inspiring Dining Rooms? You Decide

Did We Uncover The World’s Most Inspiring Dining Rooms? You Decide

The dining room is an important hub in any home. It’s where families gather, where friends linger late into the evening after a dinner party, where holiday meals take place and school projects are constructed. The dining room is the space where eating, drinking, and communal living happen, and its décor should reflect both the comfort and significance of connection. These seven dining rooms range from eclectic and contemporary to classic and sophisticated, each serving as an inspirational space no matter the occasion. Find the room that speaks to you, and bask in the glow of this integral...

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Glamorous Glass | 5 Homes with Stained-Glass Windows

Glamorous Glass | 5 Homes with Stained-Glass Windows

From New York to California, these homes feature stained-glass elements that transmit light and transform it into color, creating accents that are both visually striking and vibrant. A Piece of San Francisco History San Francisco, California |  Robin Dustan ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage One of five elegant row houses constructed by the well-known late-19th-century builder William Hinkel, this lovingly maintained seven-bedroom Victorian home retains its original character and charm while offering modern luxuries and comforts. A reverence fo...

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High-End Hospitality: 5 Properties with Inviting Guesthouses

High-End Hospitality: 5 Properties with Inviting Guesthouses

One of the benefits of owning an estate is being able to offer guests their own truly private space. Whether in California’s wine country, on the banks of a Long Island lake, or on a historic street in Santa Fe, these welcoming guesthouses encourage visitors to relax in comfort and seclusion. Elegant Wine Country Escape Sonoma, California |  Carol Sebastiani ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage Quiet, private, and consummately peaceful, this 2.88-acre estate is a quintessential wine country getaway featuring a three-bedroom main...

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The Global Resident | Relocation to New Zealand and French Polynesia

The Global Resident | Relocation to New Zealand and French Polynesia

As the landscape of the world continues to change every day, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these investments will inevitably mean relocation to a new home – and potentially even a new country. In this continuing series we’ll explore destinations around the world with benefits like residency and citizenship by investment programs, tax incentives, and more, as well as hear from local experts throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand network along the way. New Zealand...

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The Global Resident | Relocation to Singapore and Thailand

The Global Resident | Relocation to Singapore and Thailand

As the landscape of the world continues to change every day, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these investments will inevitably mean relocation to a new home – and potentially even a new country. In this continuing series we’ll explore destinations around the world with benefits like residency and citizenship by investment programs, tax incentives, and more, as well as hear from local experts throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand network along the way. Singapore F...

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