Luxury Real Estate Blog and News

Christie’s International Real Estate brand unveiled

January 17, 2011 - United States
The change from Christie’s Great Estates creates clarity in the global market & strengthens the ties between Christie’s art and real estate businesses.

Ringo Starr Lists Home Near Aspen

December 20, 2010 - Colorado
Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara, are asking $4.5 million for their three-bedroom vacation home near Aspen, Colorado. The wood cabin sits on about 16 flat acres in Woody Creek and has frontage on Roaring Fork River.

Cayman Penthouse: $44 Million

December 14, 2010 - Cayman Islands
The penthouse apartment of the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman has hit the market with a $44 million asking price.

Newport Beach bayfront mansion sold for $27 Million

July 08, 2010 - Newport Beach
A bayfront mansion in Newport Beach, Calif., listed in 2008 at $38 million, has sold for $27 million, according to court records.

Music Veteran Mottola Asks $27.5 Million for Ranch

June 25, 2010 - Colorado
Music-industry veteran Tommy Mottola is asking $27.5 million for his 324-acre ranch near Aspen, Colorado. He bought the property for $14.7 million in 2003.

Price slashed for Ireland's most expensive property

June 01, 2010 - Ireland
The Lavish Co Kildare estate owned by the late Tony Ryan, founder of Ryanair, has had its price cut by €30 million in a renewed bid to sell the 600-acre property. Tony Ryan is said to have spent 100 million restoring the state before his death in 2007. Last year the tycoon’s sons, Declan and Shane Ryan, put the Co Kildare estate quietly on the market at €80 million – the highest price ever asked for an Irish house. No buyer emerged and this week Lyons Demesne was offered on the open market – for €50 million.

Japan - The One and the Many

April 20, 2010 - Japan
Japan. Few places evoke such a rich and varied collection of images in the mind’s eye: blue hills shrouded in rolling mist; bullet trains moving at the speed of light; tranquil temples, bonsai gardens; futuristic cities flooded with neon light; colourful kimono-clad Geishas; businessmen in monochrome suits…remarkably, most of these images fulfill an accurately descriptive function. The particular fusion of ultra-modern industrialised wealth with time-honoured cultural codes is part of what distinguishes this archipelago of islands in the Pacific – as do the gracious hospitality and attention to detail that render anything from dining, shopping, sightseeing and relaxing an absolute indulgence.

Aspen's Woody Creek Ranch Listed for $59 Million

April 08, 2010 - Colorado
The developers of an 813-acre ranch property outside Aspen, Colo., have cut its price by 33% for a new asking price of $59 million—still one of the priciest listings in the area.

Larry Hagman Cuts Price

March 12, 2010 - Ojai
Larry Hagman, who played oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on the prime-time drama "Dallas," has trimmed the price of his Ojai, Calif., estate to $9.5 million, an 11% cut.

Edra Blixseth's Porcupine Creek On The Market For $75 Million

February 12, 2010 - Rancho Mirage
The 249-acre Rancho Mirage, Calif. estate linked to Edra Blixseth, a founder of the billionaires' resort the Yellowstone Club in Montana, is on the market for $75 million.