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The Cover is Not the Book | Homes with Handsome Libraries

The Cover is Not the Book | Homes with Handsome Libraries

Nothing quite matches the experience of relaxing with a good book. From formal and wood-clad to modern and creatively illuminated, these libraries are distinctive places to display and enjoy a collection of favored tomes. Vintage Hollywood Glamour Los Angeles, California |  Jacqueline Tager ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage Recalling a manor in the English countryside, this handsome four-bedroom Tudor-style residence dates to the days of Hollywood’s golden era and captures its glamorous style. The living room doubles as a library with it...

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These Homes With Private Docks Will Really Float Your Boat

These Homes With Private Docks Will Really Float Your Boat

The rush of cruising across a lake or sea amid cool misty breezes—few things can compare to time spent on the water. Maritime pleasures are mere minutes away at these homes, all with private docks on waters from the majestic Atlantic to a relaxing Southern California lake. Light-Filled Life on the Water Water Mill, New York |  Pat Petrillo ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage Nearly every room of this delightful seven-bedroom gambrel-style home has a dazzling water view. The wonderful floor plan is filled with open, sunny spaces ideal for...

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The Global Resident | Relocation to Cyprus, Greece, and Malta

The Global Resident | Relocation to Cyprus, Greece, and Malta

As restrictions begin to lift all around the world, 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  three-part 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. Cyprus...

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A Place In The Making

A Place In The Making

In a neighbourhood at Northeast London, around 2,000 post-war properties will be replaced by more than 5,500 new quality homes, public space, retail and community facilities. Woodberry Down in the London Borough of Hackney is envisioned as a sustainable place to live and enjoy, with the community at its heart. As one of the largest housing regeneration development in Britain, ongoing transformation will take place over the next 20 years following a £1 billion masterplan for regeneration. The Woodberry Wetlands is 11 hectares of reed-fringed ponds and dykes Set in 64 acres...

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A Unique Asset Class: Commercial Shophouses

A Unique Asset Class: Commercial Shophouses

The commercial shophouse market was not spared from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the eight months of 2020, only 74 shophouse deals have been registered, compared to 77 deals in the same period a year ago. In terms of the total investment value, the 74 deals in 2020 amounted to $373.18 mil, 33% lower than the $557.58 mil for the 77 deals in 2019. This shows that the deal size in 2020 were much smaller as investors and end-users turned to a cautious mode. Caveat data from 2015 to the current shows that 2018 has the best showing both in terms of sales volume and investment value,...

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An Up And Coming Neighbourhood Worth A Look

An Up And Coming Neighbourhood Worth A Look

Beach Road is one of the early roads developed in Singapore during the colonial days of the 1800s. The road was actually a coastal road fronting the sea coast but was pushed inland by land reclamation for the construction of houses, a police station, an army headquarters, bars and clubs. Over the years, the construction of Nicoll Highway, Suntec City and Marina Square pushed Beach Road further inland. Today, Beach Road is marked by Kampong Glam conservation area, two national monuments – Raffles Hotel and Hajjah Fatimah Mosque – the “Golden Mile” and newer office buildings which stretch f...

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The Global Resident | Relocation to Andorra, Portugal, and Spain

The Global Resident | Relocation to Andorra, Portugal, and Spain

As restrictions begin to lift all around the world, 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 three-part 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. Andorra Known...

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Water Works | Baths with Distinctive Design

Water Works | Baths with Distinctive Design

Few spaces in the modern home take higher design priority than the bath. These distinctive spaces feature details that range from rugged stonework to striking tile patterns and lovely mosaics, doubling up as works of art. Unique Elegance in Manhattan New York, New York |  Debbie Korb ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage Classical style meets modern convenience in this impressively renovated five-bedroom townhouse, where peerless finishes bring an uncommon refinement to public and private spaces that are generously proportioned and...

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Homes Near Notable Hikes

Homes Near Notable Hikes

For the avid hiker, there are some trails that must be experienced firsthand. While travel may not be possible at the moment, experiencing the outdoors on a more local scale has never been more appealing. From leisurely, grassy paths to mountainous terrain to desert canyons, there are enchanting and challenging hikes to be found the world over. We’ve sourced homes that all have one thing in common: their proximity to some of the world’s most notable hikes. The Matterhorn, Switzerland The village of Zermatt in front of the Matterhorn, photo courtesy of Bernsten / Shutterstock Inc...

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The New Buyers In Town

The New Buyers In Town

There is a new group of property buyers and it definitely is worth understanding them. After all, the millennial generation, which refers to those born between 1981 and 1996, is a significant demographic shaping the property market today. Making up the bulk of the active workforce and driving the economy, they are the new homebuyers in town, with a set of habits and preferences different from their parents – the baby boomer generation. From fingertip to doorstep. Convenience is paramount for millennials, who are usually digital natives immersed in social media and e-commerce. They ar...

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