Blog post courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Defined Blog
The first-half sales reported by the Affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate featured homes that represent the luxury and provenance of the Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate network.
Situated on approximately 1,700 acres sequestered between three mountain ranges with incredible views, this unparalleled offering includes three spectacular lodges and two guest cabins surrounded by wildlife, lakes, waterfalls, and woodland trails. Privately insulated on all sides by protected forests and two miles of Stillwater River frontage, the property offers the privacy of a mountain ranch with proximity to the vibrant Whitefish community.
This timeless Newbury North-constructed beachfront home in Naples, Florida, boasts approximately 274 feet of waterfront. The property’s significant depth allows for lush green space between the home and the beach, as well as between the home and Gordon Drive. The residence features five bedrooms plus a den, an attached five-car garage, and an additional detached two-car garage. Numerous balconies and a pool offer views of the Gulf of Mexico and stunning sunsets.
Sold at US$1,000,000 over the asking price, this penthouse residence offers breathtaking helicopter views of the Manhattan skyline, Central Park, the East and Hudson Rivers, and beyond. With 9,000 square feet, five bedrooms, and six-and-a-half bathrooms by architectural legend Charles Gwathmey, the palatial home features an awe-inspiring, 24-foot double-height ceiling in the living room, a chef’s eat-in-kitchen with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, separate floors for entertaining and living, and a nearly 2,000-square-foot primary suite with dual closets and separate bathrooms. Double home offices, a media room, two living rooms, and separate staff quarters and storage complete the property.
754 Moore Drive—Aspen Colorado
Sold at US$26,750,000
Sold by Tony DiLucia, Ryan Elston, Nick Lincoln, Fiona Hagist, Jennifer Banner and Mark Haldeman of Christie’s International Real Estate Aspen on April 13, 2021
Located in Five Trees, adjacent to a ski easement with expansive valley and mountain peak views, 754 Moore Drive defines Aspen living. Newly built in 2020, architects Rowland + Broughton masterfully designed this warm mountain retreat, while RA Nelson turned the vision into reality with no expense spared. With five bedrooms, seven full and three half-bathrooms across 10,897 square feet, the home is perfect for entertaining, yet still very intimate and warm. Some of the many amenities included are a gated driveway, full-size swimming pool and spa, dedicated workout room, media room, massage room, oversized gear room, and art walls throughout.
Horsethief Basin Ranch encompasses some 7,000 acres, offering an abundance of wildlife and recreation including fly-fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. The property was one of two ranches owned by rancher-financier Mort Fleischer, co-founder of the real estate investment trust Store Capital Corp., and his wife, Donna. Horsethief Basin Ranch is grounded by a majestic 8,000-square-foot log home as homage to the American West. There are also two guest houses on the property, a six-stall barn, and numerous corrals. The Horsethief Basin Ranch sale comes as Montana posts its best year in sales of properties over 200 acres since 2006, with 2021 poised to set another record.
The majestic, 180-degree mountain views alone make this impressive 12,191-square-foot home highly desirable. Across 17 acres, there is much to discover, including waterfalls, a private pond, mature trees, lush landscaping, and gentle rolling terrain. The residence includes six bedrooms, six full and two half bathrooms. Fine finishes, custom craftsmanship, upgrades and innovations are incorporated throughout the two-story floor plan. Among the highlights are walls and arches inlaid with stone, hardwood floors, ceilings dramatically accented with dark wood beams and the inviting warmth of seven fireplaces. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows perfectly frame the silhouettes of mountain peaks from Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Snowmass, the Elk Range, and Capitol Peak down to mighty Mount Sopris. Most rooms overlook the outdoors and offer direct access to patios or balconies and the sound of the stream that wraps around the house and flows into the pond at the front of the house. Sold at the asking price, the property offers an incomparable lifestyle.
Overlooking Lorient Bay, this unique Caribbean jewel is a compound of unsurpassed privacy spanning more than three acres. The sprawling main house is built in stone with a roof of darkly stained woods that perfectly complements the terracotta floors. The open-plan living area invites impromptu gatherings and peaceful relaxation. The dining room and lounge open to the swimming pool area where the infinity pool provides a refreshing escape surrounded by spectacular ocean views. The entire estate is enhanced by tropical gardens dotted with vibrant flowers and lovely paths that wind throughout the lush vegetation.
Situated on seven acres of land overlooking the sea, this tranquil hideaway offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island from every vantage point. The estate includes an Olympic-sized riding ring and corral with a barn, tennis and basketball courts, vegetable gardens, and an infinity pool and Jacuzzi. Throughout the property are private walkways leading to a Zen garden, lush with olive trees and a water fountain. The main residence was built with meticulous attention to detail, evident with the finest imported Carrera marble and Tommy Mitchell butterfly chandeliers highlighting the beautiful gourmet kitchen and open living area. Multiple glass doors opening out to pristine decks, dining and sitting areas, and another Jacuzzi overlooking the water offer the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living.
Perched atop prestigious Westmount’s highest peak and overlooking the city of Montreal is 100 Summit Circle. Situated across from Summit Woods, a flower and bird sanctuary, the property is just 10 minutes’ drive from Downtown Montreal. Formerly the home of esteemed Canadian Senator Leo Kolber, the sophisticated mid-century residence was dreamt for entertaining. The 20-room residence consists of five bedrooms and five-and-one-half bathrooms. An architectural highlight of the home is the 20-foot cylindrical entry, with an oculus that floods the interiors with light while serving as a dramatic axis point for the main rooms. Other notable features include a grand reception room, which easily accommodates 200 guests, a formal dining room, and a stunning library with rich red walls and a more intimate seating area, all warmed by fireplaces. The details, designed by renowned Canadian architect Erol Argun, include artistic ceiling treatments and wood flooring with decorative inlay.
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and situated on 200 acres of pristine Vermont wilderness, Mendonhall is a resort-like retreat custom built with the love of nature in mind. Every room in the house has walls of windows that fill the home with natural light and showcase the surrounding mountain views. There are spa-inspired amenities, miles of nature trails, and acres of old-growth forests that provide unrivaled privacy for a perfect family sanctuary. The property sold over the asking price and achieved a record sale for the town of Mendon.
Located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, this light-filled home boasts stunning views, luxurious amenities, quality craftsmanship and distinctive features throughout, including more than 180 chandeliers. An indoor-outdoor pool, bowling alley, fitness center, and sport court provide resort-style living at home. The primary quarters comprise a private office, a library, and gallery. Primed for entertaining, the property has a one-bedroom guest apartment, ballroom, helipad, and 33 acres of vineyard soil. The garage is an autophile’s dream with parking for up to 18 cars, onsite diesel and gas pumps, and a mechanic pit.
This newly constructed penthouse sits above Seattle offering views spanning from Puget Sound to the Cascade Mountains. The interiors feature wide-plank white oak floors, top-of-the-line appliances with Calcatta quartz in the kitchen, and porcelain surrounds with a Blu-Stone free-standing soaking tub in the primary suite bathroom. The apartment has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a three-quarter bathroom, and a powder room. The residence is entered via private elevator with two access points. Five parking spaces in the building are reserved for the penthouse. The building’s shared amenities include a spa, pool, gym, and theater.
Perched on the highest hill in the most exclusive beachfront resort in Costa Rica, Casa Columbo is the outer limit of luxury living. Created with extraordinary attention to detail, design, and quality, the exquisite, 27,000-square-foot mansion includes 11 bedrooms, 14 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, and an enormous pool that flanks the house for relaxing while enjoying the breathtaking views. A lush retreat from city life, the villa has a most peaceful and tranquil tropical setting minutes from the Los Sueños marina, golf course, and resort hotel.