The premiere issue of 2015 Significant Sales features top sales from around the world beginning with an elegant townhouse in New York. Also featured are panoramic views of the Pacific in California, a snowy penthouse in Aspen and more than twenty other properties from around the globe.
$37,000,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage
New York – Paul Mellon, heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, and his wife, Bunny Mellon, built this extraordinarily beautiful 40 foot wide townhouse on a fabled Upper East Side block in 1965. Featured in The World of Interiors magazine, the townhouse, designed in the neo-French classic style and evoking the charm of the French countryside, reflected the passions of its owners. Paul Mellon curated his art collection in the library overlooking the exquisite garden with reflecting pool and gazebo, where Bunny Mellon, designer of the White House Rose Garden and friend to U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, indulged her love of gardening. The high-ceilinged drawing room and dining room lead to a spectacular terrace, the center of celebratory parties. The townhouse has 5-8 bedrooms, with flexibility for guests and staff, eight baths, chef’s kitchen, wine room and elevator. Most rare, however, the house has three exposures, affording brilliant sunlight into some of the most beautiful rooms on the Upper East Side.
$25,000,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage
New York – Built in 1887 by William Noble, 247 Central Park West is one of the few remaining single family homes on Central Park. Today with 10,745 square feet, this magnificent architectural master- piece juxtaposes historic prewar details with contemporary splendor. The home boasts a 60 foot fresh water pool, Zen-like bamboo garden and a roof deck with sweeping park views.
$16,500,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage
New York – This rarely available, gated waterfront retreat is on more than three acres in North Haven. It features 200 feet of direct water frontage on Shelter Island Sound, with spectacular open, unobstructed water views across the bay to Mashomack Preserve and beyond.
$15,500,000 USD | California, USA | Vista Sotheby’s International Realty
California – Via Visalia not only has a panoramic view of the ocean and city, but sights as far as the eye can see. The home features an orchard with fruit trees and vegetable farm. There is a swimming pool and a tennis court, separate garden and prep area for cutting flowers, as well as a picnic bench on the west side overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The house was designed by renowned Wuesthoff & Pearson, AIA. Each of the finishes from the wood beam ceilings to the vintage iron railings to the Spanish tiles and custom antique doors imported from Mexico were hand-selected by the owner. Most of the home is all on the first floor with picturesque views of Los Angeles and the entire Santa Monica Bay. With the lot measuring approximately 116,305 square feet and with more than 200 feet facing the ocean, it’s the third largest property in Palos Verdes Estates and the largest of its kind available in almost two decades.
$13,200,000 USD | Colorado, USA | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty
Colorado – This brand new, one-of-a-kind, four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath penthouse is located in the heart of downtown Aspen. Features include multiple south-facing decks (one with a giant hot tub), outdoor kitchen and fireplace, private entry and elevator and underground two-car garage. Current land use codes do not allow Penthouses of this magnitude (5,000 square feet) to be constructed in Aspen’s downtown core again. Located one flat block from the Gondola and surrounded by the fabulous shops and restaurants of Aspen