On the Market: Charlottesville April 2021 Real Estate Listings

9071 Maple Lawn Lane, Rapidan, Virginia
9071 Maple Lawn Lane, Rapidan, Virginia

This month we’re bringing you a collection of dream domiciles in some of Charlottesville’s best neighborhoods as well as several charming properties just outside of town. From a historic landmark that used to be the homestead of a Founding Father, to a Blue Ridge beauty made for those that love to entertain, read on to discover your next home.

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Highbrighton – 1756 Moore Road // Ruckersville, Virginia // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439

The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 3,702 square feet, 530 acres
What we love: Nestled away on 530 acres of private Virginia countryside, this Georgian-style equestrian estate was formally known for its storied shooting events. The manor house boasts charming characteristics including original flooring, fireplaces in nearly every room, and a year round screened porch, overlooking the garden. In addition to the main living quarters, Highbrighton includes a pool house, renovated carriage house, cabin, guest house, three-stall stable, woodworking shop and 6 car garage.

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Cardinal Rest – 201 Cardinal Lane // Nellysford, Virginia // Contact: Ann Hay Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 202.297.0228

The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 partial bathrooms, 15,000 square feet, 10.5 acres
What we love: Mountain views abound in this stunning Blue Ridge retreat set on 10 acres of picturesque land. Custom finishes can be seen throughout, including a show stopping stone fireplace in the great room. A wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, and full banquet space make this home the perfect residence for those that love to entertain.

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9071 Maple Lawn Lane // Rapidan, Virginia // Contact: Cathy Marco, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 540.229.3031

The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 4,360 square feet, 13.53 acres
What we love: Significant renovations and updates to this historic manor house built in c.1799 has brought it up to modern times. In addition to the lovely home, the property includes a guest house, storage building, detached office, pool, tennis court and three-car garage. With gracious lawns and garden spaces, this home epitomizes the elegance of country living in Virginia.

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0 Springdale Drive // Keswick, Virginia // Contact: Frank Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134

The details: 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1,514 square feet, 60 acres
What we love: An equestrian paradise, this 60 acre property features an exceptional barn, farmhouse and 19 paddocks. Mountain views and gently rolling hills, set in highly desired Keswick, will make you feel miles away from city-living while being only a short drive from Charlottesville conveniences.

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3470 Old Lynchburg Road // North Garden, Virginia // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439

The details: 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 8,164 square feet, 52.72 acres
What we love: Built in 1800, this historic property was once a Civil War general store. Renovated in 1996, the home now offers modern comfort, classic style, and the privacy of over 52 acres. The interior features antique beams and vaulted ceilings, five stone fireplaces, beautiful moldings, and historic details. The exterior and outdoor spaces include large porches, a bluestone courtyard, a private hot tub and sauna, and a nearby stream. Also found on the property are a guest house built as a music studio and a flexible indoor tennis facility/gym space, which could be utilized a number of ways.


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On the Market: April 2021 Nationally Scouted Listings

The already-hot real estate market continues to heat up as temperatures rise, with many properties flying off the market almost as quickly as sellers can list. Here, we’ve rounded up seven incredible options that are not likely to be available for long—and in the spirit of warmer days ahead, this month’s offerings all share something in common: spectacular outdoor spaces that are ready for gathering or relaxing. From a grand abode in Little Rock, Arkansas, to a French-style manor in Far Hills, New Jersey, take a tour of some truly unique listings. 

NELLYSFORD, VIRGINIA

201 Cardinal Rest // Nellysford, Virginia // Contact: Ann Hay Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 202.297.0228

The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 15,000 square feet, 10.5 acres
Features we love: Mountain views abound in this stunning Blue Ridge retreat set on more than 10 acres of picturesque land. Custom finishes can be seen throughout, including a show-stopping stone fireplace in the great room. A wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, and full banquet space make this home the perfect residence for those who love to entertain.

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

4 Longwood Road // Little Rock, Arkansas // Contact: Brady Harp, Jon Underhill Real Estate, 501.580.4277

The details: 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half bathrooms, 8,885 square feet, 5 acres
Features we love: The exterior of this remarkable house is every bit as appealing as the well-appointed interior. Ideal for the homeowner who appreciates architectural grandeur, this home boasts soaring ceilings and 27 French doors that let the light in. Formal and informal spaces throughout make it equally suited for entertaining large groups and comfortable family living.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

602 Milledge Road // Augusta, Georgia // Contact: Taite Sasnett, Meybohm Real Estate, 912.677.2650

The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 4,400 square feet, 2.04 acres
Features we love: Golf lovers rejoice: this property is located just one mile from Augusta National and across the street from the Augusta Country Club. A striking coastal Mediterranean exterior opens to a sun-drenched and stately open floor-plan interior. Meanwhile, the covered wraparound patio and custom-built outdoor kitchen overlook a pristine and expansive tree-lined lawn.

FAR HILLS, NEW JERSEY

159 Pennbrook Road // Far Hills, New Jersey // Contact: Gerry-Jo Cranmer, Turpin Realtors, 908.400

The details: 6 bedrooms, 9 full and 1 half bathrooms, 10,588 square feet, 10 acres
Features we love: The impressive interior of this breathtaking French-style manor features a chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and large kitchen island. Outside at this family-friendly estate, the immaculately manicured grounds include a four-stall horse barn, tennis court, and large swimming pool. 

HILL COUNTRY, TEXAS

413 Winding Way // Hill Country Village, Texas // Contact: Jo Lewis, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.884.3388

The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms, 7,980 square feet, 3.75 acres
Features we love: Nestled in the highly desirable Hill Country Village township, a sought after enclave of San Antonio, this wooded property offers a peaceful respite, complete with multiple spacious living areas, a media room, and a game room. Outdoor living is made easy with well-kept grounds, a dedicated sports court, pool, spa, custom stone patio, and outdoor kitchen. 

GERMANTOWN, TENNESSEE

2521 W Ingleside Farm Road // Germantown, Tennessee // Contact: Judy McLellen, The JudyMac Team, Crye-Leike, 901. 277.5839

The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 48753 square feet, 1.12 acres
Features we love: Eco-conscious buyers will appreciate the energy-efficient updates at this move in-ready luxury home, including a geothermal heating and cooling system and improved insulation. Potential owners will also be impressed by the generous outdoor living spaces, which include an outdoor kitchen/dining area, fireplace, gunite pool, and fountain—all protected by a buzz-free mosquito system. 

PARK CITY, UTAH

800 Hollyhock Street // Park City, Utah // Contact: Paul Benson, Engel & Volkers Park City, 435.640.7441

The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,124 square feet, 1.32 acres
Features we love: Situated on the 7th hole of Glenwild golf course, this property is a true oasis just a short drive from downtown Park City. Striking views of Deer Valley and the Wasatch Mountains can be enjoyed through floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home. A snow sport-lovers paradise, the abode comes complete with ski lockers, boot warmers, and a heated driveway.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

8627 Terra Dale // San Antonio, Texas // Contact: Jo Lewis, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.884.3388

The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,104 square feet, 1.08 acres
Features we love: This custom built two-story home features plenty of desirable upgrades and details. Master masonry, hand-hewn woodwork, exposed beams, and a rotunda entry make for a breathtaking impression upon entry, while the magnificent primary suite boasts a spa-like bathroom and custom walk-in closet fit for royalty.


Scouted listings courtesy of The Scout Guide Charlottesville

Curating an Aspirational Space: 2 Ways to Jazz Up Your Home for Staging

2408 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville, VA
2408 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville, VA

Whether you’re selling or buying, the staging of a property can make or break the deal. Expert designers Meg Michaels and Marybeth Snell of Albemarle Staging and Design recently partnered with Ann Hay Hardy of Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty and they gave us a peek into two of their most recent projects and shared a bit of advice.

The Advice:
1. Aim for “party ready” staging. Filled with fresh flowers and candles ready to be lit, Meg and Marybeth use the term “party ready” to indicate the vibe they’re trying to achieve. The goal is to make the home look lived in but put together, as if you are preparing for company that evening.
2. Create aspirational spaces. Keeping in mind what a future buyer might find appealing is key. The proper staging gives buyers an impression of how they might enjoy the particular space, sometimes in ways they would not have thought of themselves.

The Projects:

North Garden Estate.

This elegant property called for a very neutral design, in order to highlight the home’s beautiful architectural features. Meg and Marybeth used white furniture to encourage a continuous flow between the large rooms, creating a feeling of airiness in the space. The size of the home makes it tailor made for grand entertaining and family living, something that was vital for them to highlight in their staging choices. Small things, like staging the dog spa with a pet bed and toys, adding a massage table to the over the top sauna and workout rooms, and adding liquor and beautiful glassware to the family room bar, help give an idea of how to reap the benefits of these spaces (cue their tip to create aspirational spaces!).

White Gables Condominium.

Whether the home they are working on is big or small, staging still matters.  Case in point; their recent project at White Gables Condominiums, a charming complex most often occupied by empty-nesters. Meg and Marybeth felt potential buyers of this project might appreciate a more traditional design aesthetic, so they lightened the palette with neutral soft goods and furniture, painted all the main rooms a glowy white, edited and rehung the client’s beautiful art, and created cheerful conversation areas where smaller groups might gather for cocktails and dinner. The result? A comfortable, beautiful space, and the listing under contract in just two days!

If you’re putting your home on the market, consider reaching out to Meg and Marybeth to amplify your selling potential. Don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide Sent you.

Albemarle Staging & Design | 434.466.1232 | INSTAGRAM


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Top 3 Things to Do in Charlottesville this Spring

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Spring is finally here and there is no better way to spend it than strolling through Charlottesville enjoying everything this city has to offer! We’re looking forward to exploring the great outdoors, making our way to the Downtown Mall, and soaking up the beauty of the Charlottesville area. Here are some of our favorite springtime activities that you will want to make sure to check out!

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1. Picturesque Hikes

Looking for a great hike with gorgeous views in Charlottesville? There are plenty of options when it comes to exploring the natural beauty of this scenic city. Some of our favorite hikes include Humpback Rocks Trail, Riprap Trail, and Rivanna River Trails (pictured below). The trails along the Rivanna River offer an abundance of greenery and wilderness from its 20-mile stretch. Whether you want to walk, bike, or run, the wide path is perfect to soak in the city’s natural beauty. Bonus, it’s just down the way from the Downtown Mall!

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2. Downtown Mall

Nothing is better than walking the Downtown Mall on a warm spring afternoon. One of the most beautiful (and longest) malls is located right in the heart of Charlottesville with over 120 shops to chose from, as well as a mix of fine cafes for an afternoon bite. The beautiful brick and tree-lined strip offers you a charming walk while not having to worry about the hustle and bustle of traffic. The entertainment options are limitless whether you want to enjoy a movie at the theater or be entertained by live music from local musicians. If you are looking for a place to stroll with the family, this area is for you!

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3. Local Wineries

Take on the full Charlottesville experience by visiting some of Albemarle County’s local wineries while overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. With over 30 wineries in the area, (some with bed and breakfasts on-site), enjoy the finest wine with a stunning view. Make a trip to a local winery a must when visiting Charlottesville!

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For Your Historic Estate: A Federal Brick Manor

10396 Liberty Mills Road, Montpelier Station, VA

Introducing Glenkenney: a remarkable Federal brick manor home for the most discriminating buyer of historic properties and architectural detail.

Built in 1988 the manor house features flemish bond brick construction with bricks from nearby Somerset Brick Factory, water table and belt course and custom limestone window sills!

The 6 bedrooms all include en-suite bathrooms the 11’ ceilings and triple hung custom windows give the first floor a presence rarely found in other country houses.

Standing seam metal roof and Chippendale railings, all 8 wood burning fireplaces are piped with gas.

Sited in the middle of 100-acres in Somerset Virginia with beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views and and 8-acre lake this lovely Virginia country property is currently on the market for $2.795M!

Listed by Murdoch Matheson

Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty

A Recipe For Style: 5 Enviable Kitchens

At desirable addresses from West Coast to East, these impeccable kitchens blend comfort, style, and functionality.

Modern Farmhouse Charm

Houston, Texas | Laura MayerMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

In the desirable Sunset Terrace neighborhood, this delightful five-bedroom farmhouse-inspired home has been impeccably designed and outfitted for contemporary living, offering a study, a generous wine room, a game room, a sunroom, a finished garage with an apartment, a Control4 audiovisual system, and abundant storage. Beneath a striking beamed ceiling, the roomy kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, a dual-oven Wolf range with six burners and a griddle, a wet bar, an island, and a breakfast area that flows to the inviting family room.

Light-Filled West Village Retreat

New York, New York | Brad IngallsSotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

This West Village townhouse is a wonderful urban retreat accompanied by some 1,400 square feet of outdoor living space. An elevator affords access to all six light-filled floors, which feature five bedrooms, six full and four half baths, a parlor with a fireplace, an additional living room with a wet bar, a sauna, a workout room, a wine cellar, and a penthouse sunroom flanked by terraces. The warm, welcoming kitchen is clad in American black walnut and Botticino Fiorito marble and boasts top-tier appliances.

Old World Inspiration

Pacific Palisades, California | Mary DavidSotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage

Mediterranean inspiration pervades this magnificent modern villa. The heart of the home, the spacious skylit kitchen includes an oversized island, superior-caliber appliances, an adjoining family room, and access to a covered patio, an outdoor kitchen, and the home’s lovely mosaic-tiled pool and spa. A formal living and dining rooms; an office; an owner’s suite with a fireplace, a walk-in closet, and a balcony; three guest suites—one serving as a game room; a theater; and a gym with a sauna complete the compelling picture.

Magnificent Montecito Mediterranean

Santa Barbara, California | Sandy LipowskiSotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Exemplifying relaxed elegance, this stunning five-bedroom residence is located on 20 gated acres in Montecito. Colorful new landscaping, Lutron smart lighting, five bedroom suites, and a media room with vaulted ceilings, blackout shades, and a wide screen are among the highlights. A cook’s kitchen with an oversized island, classical cabinetry, and integrated appliances overlooks the great room and benefits from its sweeping ocean vistas. Pocket doors lead to the infinity-edge pool, hot tub, alfresco grilling area, and bocce court.

Bright and Inviting Greenwich Oasis

Greenwich, Connecticut | Lisa WeickerSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

On 1.23 acres at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in midcountry Greenwich, this wonderful 4,508-square-foot home offers formal living and dining rooms, a welcoming family room, an owner’s suite with an office, four guest suites, and an expansive flagstone terrace with a fireplace and a built-in grill—all giving way to a sweeping lawn and a pool. Cheerful and bright, the cook’s kitchen features classic cabinetry, elegant marble, exceptional appliances, wine storage space, counter seating for a crowd, and an inviting breakfast area.

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On the Market: Charlottesville March 2021 Real Estate Listings

The Scout Guide | Charlottesville
Piedmont Farm - 61 Deerfield Lane, Sperryville, VA
Piedmont Farm – 61 Deerfield Lane, Sperryville, VA

It’s no secret that the real estate market has been hot recently, and as we head into spring, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Here, we’ve rounded up plenty of tempting options, from an elegant horse farm steeped in history, to a 400-acre oasis so breathtaking you will swear you’ve been transported to the French countryside. Read on for our favorite Scouted properties this month.

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Piedmont Farm – 61 Deerfield Lane // Sperryville, VA // Contact: Sharon Nicholson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 804.929.7867
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 6,370 square feet, 400 acres
What we love: Piedmont Farm epitomizes luxury in the Virginia countryside. Situated on 400 acres of impeccably maintained land, the estate includes a grand French Provincial main house, four auxiliary residences and professionally-managed working farm. The main manor house features breathtaking details including hand-crafted moldings, custom built-ins throughout, wood-plank flooring, rustic-timber beams and a dramatic stone fireplace.

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White Hart – 5785 Stony Point Road // Barboursville, VA // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 partial bathrooms, 8,146 square feet, 353 acres
What we love: Tucked into the countryside of Northern Albemarle County, this charming English Country Manor is set on 353 acres of rolling pastures, woods, ponds and mountain views. If the outside wasn’t impressive enough, the warm interior offers a gourmet kitchen, a custom library and plenty of space for entertaining.

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Arcourt – 4969 Barn Field Drive // Keswick, VA // Contact: Conor Murray, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.964.7100
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 9,133 square feet, 22.41 acres
What we love: Nestled in an enchanting enclave, this beautiful property offers a peaceful escape in prestigious Keswick Hunt Country. The home’s unique design, soaring ceilings and quarried natural stone walls, transport you to an elegant European Estate. Beyond the well-appointed main house sits a charming carriage house, barn, sizable apartment and 6-car garage.

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Oak Hill – 17490 James Madison Highway // Gordonsville, VA //  Contact: Katherine Leddington & Rob Nelson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 646.593.0333 or 434.409.7443
The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2,722 square feet, 160 acres
What we love: A storied estate set in the picturesque Virginia countryside, Oak Hill is conveniently located between the towns of Gordonsville and Orange and a short drive to Charlottesville. Once owned by the father of President James Madison, the rich history of this home is exemplified by its exquisite original floors and woodwork, reminiscent of the late eighteenth century in which the original residence was built. Calling all equestrians, this horse farm is comprised of 1 show barn, 2 working barns and a sizable riding arena.

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0 Old Green Mountain Road // Schuyler, VA // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439
The details: 800+ acres
What we love: Extraordinary opportunity to buy just over 800-acres in southern Albemarle county and over 400-acres in valuable timber. Peaceful and private, this land has great potential as a nature retreat, hunting preserve, location for a camp or compound or secluded homesite. The vast 800-acres is unspoiled with over 1.5 miles of road frontage on Old Green Mountain Road. Harris Creek traverses the center of the property for over two miles with several offshoots of seasonal water.

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Marrach – 862 Stevens Road // Troutville, VA // Contact: Conor Murray, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.964.7100
The details: 3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3 partial bathrooms, 7,963 square feet, 46.73 acres
What we love: This stunning French Chateau-style, custom-built home sits on 46+ acres of pastoral countryside. With an expansive stone patio overlooking a five acre pond and 180 degrees unobstructed views, the home features a beautiful copper roof, reclaimed timber beams, a gourmet kitchen, and wet bar.

A Stunning Contemporary Home in The Plains, Virginia

6298 Rock Hill Road, The Plains, Virginia presented by Ron Mangas Jr. of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

In the historic town of The Plains, Virginia, the ideals of country living are in full effect.

6298 Rock Hill Road, The Plains, Virginia presented by Ron Mangas Jr. of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Set on over 10 acres on an idyllic wooded setting in the heart of Virginia’s esteemed horse and wine country, this stunning contemporary home provides the ideal opportunity for those seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of city center.

Offering a serene, private setting, this extraordinary property offers a natural setting and modern architectural details that evoke the ideals of the natural environment, including a discreet stonewall entrance, mature growth trees, and crisp limestone walkways.

Learn more about 6298 Rock Hill Road, The Plains, Virginia presented by Ron Mangas Jr. of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty »

6298 Rock Hill Road, The Plains, Virginia presented by Ron Mangas Jr. of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Entering the home, the interior offers privacy and timeliness elegance.

Replete with skylights, glass doors, an open floor plan, and cathedral ceilings, the home is designed to showcase beautiful abundant light throughout the day and the orange blaze of dusk for evening cocktails and intimate gatherings at nightfall.

Opening to the outdoors on the lower level are two spacious guest rooms, a professionally-equipped gym, and a first-class wine cellar for the connoisseur at heart.

6298 Rock Hill Road, The Plains, Virginia is presented by Ron Mangas Jr. of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.


TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Celebrity Real Estate Market Feature: February ’21

Properties represented by Sotheby’s International Realty.

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi Hangs $20M Price Tag on New Jersey Mansion
Bon Jovi’s New Jersey mansion, High Point.

The custom New Jersey estate of rocker Jon Bon Jovi is back on the market this winter, with a relist that officially puts a number on the listing. The house first hit the open market last February, when it listed at an undisclosed price. In 2021, it is priced at $20 million on the nose.

Bon Jovi commissioned Robert A.M. Stern to design the house, giving it an esteemed lineage that belies its 1999 vintage. Stern would go on to design some of the most beautiful residential buildings in Manhattan to be completed in this century, including 70 Vestry, and 220 Central Park South, where Ken Griffin raised eyebrows when he dropped nearly $250 million on the building’s 24,000 sq. ft. crown jewel of a penthouse.

The Bon Jovi mansion—which has been titled High Point—is located on a tidal river, and inside Shrewsbury Township. Its façade is distinguished by a massive neoclassical portico, a forceful brand of manor-house symmetry, and limestone walls.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock Completes Sale of Georgia Retreat for $4.2M
Bullock’s Tybee Island retreat has finally sold for $4.2M.

Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock has finally seen her Tybee Island retreat into the Georgia sunset. It’s been a long road to a closing—the compound made up of two beach houses first entered the market as a rental back in the winter of 2017, then as a for-sale listing about two years later.

The listing’s initial ask of $6.5 million for the main house was gradually whittled down to $3.1 million prior to the final sale price. The smaller guesthouse fetches another $1.1 million.

The waterfront property is something of an expression of the area’s cosmopolitan seafaring history, with clapboard, a rail-like gallery balustrade, and a crow’s nest among the details of the home and its companion cottage. The design sensibility of the 3,360 square-footer reaches back to the 1920s, with an airy beach cottage feel via screen porches, plentiful glass, brick accents, and clerestories in the double-height great room.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart Picks Up L.A. Charmer for $6M
Stewart picks up L.A. charmer for $6M.

Last summer, Twilight star Kristen Stewart listed her gem of a midcentury modern in Malibu for sale for $9.5 million. A marvelous character of a house, the flat-roofed residence features a façade dominated by glass panes, and an interior with original figured maple cabinetry, frosted glass walls, and a series of brightly-lit bedrooms.

Public records do not indicate that the home found a buyer, but that didn’t stop Stewart from soldiering on to horizons new. This month, the young actress closed on another detailed period piece. This time, the style is Mediterranean Revival, and the location is Los Feliz.

The house went up in 1927, and from the start it offers much to occupy the eye. The arched and recessed entry features a groin-vault roof—an unusual flourish—as well as a tile floor, and a front door that’s likely original to the build. Inside the home, the living spaces all have their stories to tell. The tiled foyer reveals a set of steps descending to the living room, which, in turn, features a fireplace with a tile surround and hearth step, exposed timber, and oak plank that’s definitely original—it shows a patina of age that simply cannot be engineered as effect.


Stories courtesy of American Luxury.

Luxury Outlook 2021 by Sotheby’s International Realty

Learn what’s in store for luxury real estate in 2021

The Sotheby’s International Realty® Luxury Outlook is an ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets, reflecting on an unprecedented year for real estate and global wealth. Through this report, we offer buyers, sellers, and professional advisors critical insight into the new normal following a global pandemic.

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The pulse of luxury residential real estate

As we face a period of economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, we explore how many of the world’s prime housing markets will fare and what trends will shape them in the next year and beyond.

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