Award-winning author Margaret Atwood once said, “the Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.” All over the world we are drawn to snowy peaks for our love of reflection, recreation and escape – in search for the freshest powder and access to renowned mountains. Our Sotheby's International Luxury Home of the Week comes from Aspen, Colorado.
Nothing excites me more than a turn-of-the-century Minneapolis lakes area home. The woodwork. The leaded glass windows. The tall, carved doors. The glass knobs. The front porch. There is a certain timeless elegance to be found in these great homes in Calhoun-Isles neighborhoods. What makes 3248 Dupont so exceptional is it has all of the old world charm, combined with the very best in modern amenities.
The classic Tudor form is stately, timeless, and inviting. 16201 Keystone is a perfect example of form and substance when it comes to the Tudor design. Much like the authentic Tudor specimens you might find in the Edina Country Club District, this luxury Lakeville home has authentic Old World Charm in spades. But the real Tudor love comes from the hand-crafted remodeling and high-end modern finishes that make it shine.
If there's one thing that moves me, it's authentic New England charm. There is something timeless and elegant in the symmetry and design of a classic Cape Cod or Colonial. Just take a drive through Edina Country Club, around Lake of the Isles, or in front of 2201 Glenhurst Rd in the Lake Forest Neighborhood, and you will feel the pull of the past on your heart strings.
True mid-century gems are few and far between in the markets today. In fact, many are being torn down in prime locations where the dirt has become more expensive (and desirable) than the home. But in Golden Valley neighborhoods like Tyrol Hills and pockets of Edina, you can still find true-to-form mid-century modern homes like 400 Westwood Drive.
Our Sotheby's International Realty luxury home of the week is an iconic Mid-Century Modern home peacefully situated on 1/2 acre atop Point Dume in Malibu, California, listed for $4,950,000. Breathtaking Pacific Ocean views await you at this one-of-a-kind property in the heart of Malibu, with direct access to world-renowned beaches.
The South Pacific countries of Australia and New Zealand brings to mind peaceful trade winds, flawless sunny days, and pounding surf, along with world-class cities and resorts. Our Sotheby's international luxury home of the week comes from Brisbane, a wonderful city in Queensland, Australia, a timeless estate passed down from one generation to the next over four families, with marquis finishes and amenities that would make any Aussie proud.
Far out western markets like Chanhassen are gaining ground, while established markets like Eden Prairie are losing ground, fueled in part by luxury demand for more pastoral settings, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but with a great school system. 908 Parkview Lane in Victoria taps into the demand for a private, secluded, ecological retreat.
One of my most favorite Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods is East Harriet. Not only will you find classic, turn-of-the-century lake homes, with built-in buffets, boxed beam ceilings, ornate wood trim and doors, and glass knobs and hardware, but you are blocks to the confluence of two wonderful bodies of water: Minnehaha Creek and Lake Harriet. 4832 Colfax is no exception.
Florida truly is our sister state, as thousands of Minnesota snow birds make the annual pilgrimage to places like Naples, Sarasota, Palm Beach, and Coral Gables. In honor of "Little Minnesota", our Sotheby's International Realty luxury home video of the week comes from Lakewood Ranch, Florida, listed for $1,850,000 USD.