Significant Sales – Third Quarter 2014




ONE Sotheby’s International Realty succeeds in selling the most exquisite luxury homes on the market quarter after quarter- the third quarter of 2014 was no different.  More than 400 agents in nine offices spread throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties continue to impress with their consistent sales of the most luxurious homes South Florida has to offer.

 Here’s a detailed look at the top five sales for the third quarter of this year. 






VIDEO: How to Buy at a Sotheby’s Auction


The Sotheby’s brand is passionate about connecting with new clients and qualified buyers. A new video from Auction House experts illustrates the simplicity of participating in a Sotheby’s auction, connecting audiences with important information digitally. The “how-to” applies universally across sales which occur in over 50 different categories. Refer to the video to prepare for the slew of Auctions scheduled throughout November, starting Nov 4th in NYC.

VIDEO: How to Buy at a Sotheby’s Auction

Particularly when it comes to art, an auction is the simplest and most trusted way to buy. Interested parties will navigate to to browse the complete catalogue of art for sale or can download the Sotheby’s Catalogue iPad app from the iTunes stores. Galleries are installed the week before the sale to allow for visitors, all exhibitions are free and open to the public.


Once you have found your item of choice, it’s important to register to bid at least 24 hours before the  auction at Bidding in the sale room is as easy as raising a paddle. If you’re not able to attend, a Sotheby’s telephone bidder will relay bids on your behalf. You decide when to stop bidding! The thrill of acquiring a painting starts at auction but the pleasure of owning it lasts a lifetime. Please reach out if you have questions about this process or would like to learn more about the Sotheby’s network!

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014


Fort Lauderdale is the “Yachting Capital of the World” for a reason. The luxury, waterfront community is lined with picturesque estates outfitted with slips which can accommodate the world’s finest watercraft. ONE Sotheby’s luxury listings in Broward County offer the entryway to the oceans which is why we’re excited to welcome the world’s largest boat show in the world!

From October 30th through November 3, our agents will be attending the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to showcase our luxury listings to boating professionals & enthusiasts. Show exhibits range from yacht designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats and sea vessels will be on display and superyacht friendly homes in the area will also be available for private showings. Reach out if you need more information on waterfront ONE Sotheby’s listings in Fort Lauderdale.


ONE Sotheby’s Presents: Metropica




Currently, Sunrise, Florida is a cosmopolitan area known for its shopping, dining, and recreation destinations – but by 2016, Sunrise will be known for Metropica as well.  Metropica, the masterfully planned 4-million square foot city-within-a-city, is the perfect fusion of urban and natural, city and suburban. This dream community is a place that reflects the hopes and aspirations of individuals and their surroundings where everything is at your fingertips. Offering one to three bedroom residences from the mid $200s and penthouses from the mid $900s, Metropica combines luxury, technology, and top-of-the-line amenities to create a dynamic community where work, play, and relaxation can all interact simultaneously.


This urban oasis features unprecedented design from master plan architecture by CI Design and residential architecture by Oppenheim to landscapes by EDSA and interiors by YOO Studio. On its own, YOO At Metropica Tower 1 will boast 28 stories totaling 263 residences. Complete with wifi equipped outdoor areas, five-star health, wellness and fitness facility, a resort-styled beach club, rooftop recreation, sun-shelf lounging area, children’s play areas, and even its own movie theater, Metropica really is a new way of life.


ONE Sotheby’s at The Real Deal Real Estate Forum and Showcase


The Real Deal Magazine, one of the most trusted sources of real estate news, hosted an exciting real estate forum and showcase that was attended by more than 4,000 industry professionals at the Moore Building in the Design District. ONE Sotheby’s was a sponsor for the event, which featured more than 30 booths from the top new developments in South Florida and panels with developers, brokers and architects.

Real Deal Forum

ONE Sotheby’s showcased its exclusive developments including Brickell City Centre, ONE Thousand Museum, Kai Bay HarbourRiva Fort Lauderdale and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. The sales teams were on hand to answer and questions and provide information about each project and to network with the thousands of brokers and agents that attended. After the forum, The Real Deal hosted a special after-party, with special guests that included Venus Williams, whose new venture is VStarr Interiors, as well as other VIPs such as Ben Moss, ONE Sotheby’s Managing Director of Sports and Entertainment Division. Afterparty

The TRD forum was a complete success and proved that Miami’s real estate industry is not slowing down and is backed by one of the strongest bodies of agents, brokers and developers in the country.

ONE LIFE Magazine – Spring Edition Revisited Part IV


ONE Life magazine, the proprietary, lifestyle magazine of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, profiles the hottest trends in luxury living and luxury real estate in our South Florida home and beyond. In anticipation of the November release of our Fall edition, we wanted to feature our current publication to give our audiences a taste of what sorts of articles they’ll find. We’ll end this series with the round up from “Covet, Collect, Graze,” a favorite recurring feature.

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Readers are updated on the most cutting edge luxury lifestyle enhancements through expert descriptions. The Spring Edition spotlighted the newly launched and quite “Covet-able” stationery from Cartier. The French jeweler is making a play for the return of the handwritten note with covetable notes that carry their own fonts, color motifs and designs on premium paper. The “Collect” section tackles sought-after young photographers who are leveraging unique formats. Unusual mediums blend darkroom and digital printmaking with sculpture, painting and installation. Art advisers point to a few artists on the rise in this category. And lastly, “Graze” follows the path of the Chefs Club which started in Aspen and is headed to the famed Puck Building in Soho, NYC.

Find the full feature in our Spring edition of ONE Life Magazine.  Click here to subscribe to our upcoming Fall edition and all future issues.

Iran Issa-Khan celebrates book launch at One Thousand Museum


World renowned photographer, Iran Issa-Khan, launched her new book at an intimate book signing party at the One Thousand Museum Sales Gallery by Zaha Hadid’sin downtown Miami. Signaling the Miami photographer’s comeback, the event showcased the 162-page survey of her recent photography, which features a foreword by architect Zaha Hadid. The stunning collection of work captures the purity of nature by virtue of contemporary, feminine lines,  which are both features that Issa-Khan and Hadid are known for. Guests included Iran Issa-Khan’s closest friends, which include Miami’s VIPs and tastemakers, that enjoyed a chic display of hors d’oeuvres as the Perrier Jouet flowed through the night.

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ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Attends Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2014


ONE Sotheby’s top producing agents David Lane and Joseph Zichelle traveled to Sotheby’s auction house in Hong Kong to attend the Autumn Sales 2014 and showcase South Florida’s best luxury properties to Chinese investors and art collectors. During the trip they experienced the excitement of high- energy auctions, which included Contemporary Asian Art and items from the personal collection of music producer and creative entrepreneur NIGO.


“This event provided a forum for our network to interact with each other, potential Asian buyers and Auction House executives and clientele,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Those who attended gained key insights into the Asian market and overseas buyers.  We are proud to offer our network members the opportunity to take part in this important yearly sales event.”

After the auctions, our associate David Lane headed to Beijing for the Grand Opening of the new Beijing affiliate office. “Our unique association with the Sotheby’s Auction House and the new Beijing affiliate provides ONE Sotheby’s International Realty with a valuable point of differentiation in the global real estate market,” he says. “Our attendance at these events allows us to showcase our extraordinary listings among this critical and qualified audience of potential buyers and sellers.”

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Opportunities such as these are what make ONE Sotheby’s International Realty the leader in luxury real estate. These international connections put our extraordinary properties and exclusive developments in touch with the most qualified buyers and allow our agents and brokers to successfully close deals with buyers from all around the world.


ONE LIFE Magazine – Spring Edition Revisited Part III


ONE Life magazine, the proprietary, lifestyle magazine of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, profiles the hottest trends in luxury living and luxury real estate in our South Florida home and beyond. In anticipation of the November release of our Fall edition, we wanted to feature our current publication to give our audiences a taste of what sorts of articles they’ll find. We’ll pick up with”Roman Empire” by Tom Austin, a spotlight on Beach House 8 and its Italian developer Valerio Morabito.


The editorial feature includes a romp through Morabito’s architectural résumé and focuses on his involvement in the design of Beach House 8, a ONE SIR development in Miami Beach that successfully sold out this year. The article describes the style of the ocean-front building which draws inspiration from past masters and the new era of Miami that’s grounded in works by Pritzker Prize-winning architects changing the future of our skyline. Beach House 8 seems to offer a reflection of Miami’s current state of mind. Photos of the modern residence punctuate the ONE Life article, conveying the beauty of the modern residence ideal for contemporary urban life.

Find the full article in our Spring edition of ONE Life Magazine.  Click here to subscribe to our upcoming Fall edition and all future issues.

Luxury Homes with Libraries- The Newest Sotheby’s International Realty Blog Feature


As a leader in international luxury realty, Sotheby’s International Realty highlights some of the most prominent trends found among their expansive network of properties around the world. Recently the brand highlighted libraries featured throughout some of the most elegant properties in the world on their lifestyle blog. From England to California, these uber-luxurious homes reveal that even in the digital age, tablets and media rooms have not replaced a stately library as a coveted amenity.


The blog post goes on to describe 4 SIR listings with elegant, yet modern libraries. In one penthouse located in London, the library offers a zen-like respite alongside a home cinema, six roof terraces and a fully equipped gym among its featured amenities. Prima Luce, an expansive property in a prime California location boasts a large, cozy library designed by the renown Robert Webb. Hand-chiseled features made from Santa Barbara sandstone add exquisite detail to a Tuscan-style country villa. Whether it is the grand and elaborate library of a historic manse in Los Altos Hills, California or a starchitect-designed Connecticut home with unparalleled craftsmanship– the library is clearly an adored featured among the affluentReach out to ONE Sotheby’s for access to our global network of highly qualified buyers and luxury properties with such amenities.