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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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Raise A Glass To These 4 Stylish Wine Rooms

Raise A Glass To These 4 Stylish Wine Rooms

These modern wine rooms go beyond mere function, tackling temperature and proper storage while incorporating eye-catching materials—such as wood, stone, and glass—to create spaces that both practical and alluring. Stately Equestrian Retreat Ridgefield, Connecticut |  Krissy Blake ,  Sotheby’s International Realty  – Greenwich Brokerage On 40 acres of open, rolling land, this stately 12,259-square-foot home is the heart of an exceptional equestrian estate. It features 10 fireplaces, a great room with a stone fireplace, a dining room, a spacious kitchen and family room ope...

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The Latest in Lighting | Homes With Illuminating Features

The Latest in Lighting | Homes With Illuminating Features

Great interior design harmoniously blends form and function. Lighting is a perfect example of this balance in practice: the shape and construction of a light fixture can be just as important as the intensity of its shine. The options when it comes to illuminating a room are practically endless, but for those who enjoy a rising trend, a few lighting styles are having a moment in today’s interiors. The five exceptional properties below feature fashionable lighting used in inspiring ways, with the potential to spark unlimited bright ideas.  Minimalist Lines Toronto, Ontario, C...

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