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Momentous Luxury Home Sales Abroad

Sotheby’s International Realty has announced a few particular international sales that highlight the brand’s recent abundant success in overseas markets.

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Across the globe in Melbourne, Australia, Sotheby’s International Realty recently sold a grand 1930s residence situated on one of Toorak’s finest streets. The property offers light-filled living and dining rooms, superb private entertaining spaces, a library, a modern kitchen, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a tennis court, a swimming pool and much more. Complete with ducted heating, air-conditioning, polished floors, an intercom, advanced security system and a three-car garage with internal access and electric gates, this property offers the most elite amenities while still cultivating a relaxed family environment. With easy access to private schools and transport as well as close proximity to Toorak and Hawksburn Villages’ litany of shopping options, cafes and restaurants, this Australian property rightfully sold at the premiere price of $9.8 million.

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Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of a Dubai, Jumeirah beachfront villa designed by legendary Italian architect E. Claudio Madola at AED 43,000,000. With its beautiful Middle Eastern features and elite modern technology, this family villa has won two awards for its incredible architectural design. The marble flooring and walnut wooden floors seen throughout the house are of the highest standard, while the handcrafted details of the Fantini water fountains, carved woodworks and Islamic handmade wall decorations are examples of the owner’s extraordinary passion for aesthetics.

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In Bermuda, an expansive, beautifully designed estate was recently sold by Rego Sotheby’s International Realty. Originally built in 1992, the property has been carefully crafted with high-end materials and a workmanship highly sensitive to traditional Bermuda features. The main house includes four spacious bedrooms all en-suite, a large formal living room, a movie room with a wet bar, a dining room and library both with fireplaces, an office wing, a conservatory, two wine cellars, two elevators and a two-bedroom staff apartment. The grounds are magnificent with a beach pavilion, two-bedroom guest cottage, separate gym, pool, tennis court and putting green, as well as access to the gorgeous Grape Bay Beach. The fabulous estate sold at $14.75 million.

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Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty recently sold a unique and captivating property known by many as “Amazing Grace.” This fine coastal home is located within the prestigious beachfront neighborhood of Leeward, Turks and Caicos. Amazing Grace boasts 282 feet of exquisite, powdery-white sand on an extraordinary 8.4 acres, with direct canal and dock access. The expansive estate offers five superb bedrooms overlooking a spectacular pool and lush grounds. A formal living room and separate casual lounge flow off the dramatic entrance,  which boasts a curved coral stone staircase and custom railing. All rooms on the lower level open to gracious elevated terraces and commanding views towards the turquoise sea. The upper level’s grand master suite features an oversized master bedroom with a white marble bathroom and an indoor/outdoor shower, opening to an expansive wraparound terrace adjacent to a large dressing room and massage room. The entire home is clad with hand-cut Barbadian coral stone, and the floors are surfaced with marble and stone imported from Belgium. All doors and windows are custom-painted mahogany, specified to hurricane standards, and the roofing is traditional cedar shingle with copper guttering and elegant light-turquoise shutters to complete its classic Barbadian style. The marvelous residence sold at $15.1 million.

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Lastly, a one-of-a-kind estate known as “Villa Whydah” rests peacefully on the secluded western tip of St. Thomas, in the 397-acre Timbers Resorts Preserve at Botany Bay. The extraordinary residence recently sold by United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty for $8.9 million. The villa itself sprawls over 19,000 square feet of designer interiors and 4,000 feet of outdoor pool and entertainment areas, whilst boasting a 270 degree outlook over the surrounding cays, two exquisite half moon bays and the meeting place of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Various sea life including turtles, rays, dolphins and whales can be spotted on a daily basis at this unique coastal location. On a clear sunny day, this residence provides views as far as the Spanish Virgin Islands of Vieques, Culebra and even Puerto Rico. The Whydah retreat has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a two-bedroom, two-bath caretaker cottage, two guest cottages, a four-car garage, custom tiled pool with underwater scenes and spa as well as a large formal kitchen with cabinetry designed by Clive Christian. All of the interior flooring is made of the finest coral stone. A large gazebo with wraparound seating and children’s play area, complete with a fish pond and fountain, is only to be outdone by the estate’s “tower”, which is comprised of a three-story, stone turret with an observation deck, a second master bedroom, and an office/study constructed of rich mahogany wood and stone tile floors.

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With sales of this caliber, Sotheby’s International Realty is continuing to establish its brand of excellence within the international community.

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