This 8-bedroom, 8-bathroom villa is a short distance from Porto Rotondo in Sardinia, Italy. Its large grounds are a mix of green lawns, lush vegetation and many outdoor areas from which to enjoy the amazingly scenic surroundings.
Wooden ceiling beams and handmade copper lanterns break up the concrete facade in the al fresco living spaces. One-of-a-kind pieces, such as tree trunk bases, avoid the matchy-matchy look and add unexpected elements. Floor inlays of grey shell stone add texture and ground the furniture.
Outdoor living doesn't get more extraordinary than this: The penthouse comes complete with two massive, landscaped and irrigated terraces that offer panoramic views north, south, east and west with large entertaining spaces and a one-of-a-kind elevated planter system.
This spacious pool offers a popular feature called a tanning ledge or a sun deck area and creates a shallow area that can be used for kids, pets and to allow furniture to be placed in the water. Typically the ledge is just flat and does not have any slope on it.
A wood such as mahogany and a rough-hewn basalt wall of cherry, adds warmth to nearly every space in this luxury home. A strategically conceived floor plan beginning in the kitchen contributes to the house’s railing contrast with the feeling of unity.
Gwen Schultz is selling the apartment of her boyfriend Freeman, a widower, but because the apartment is full of family photos and needs a freshening up, the listing has become stale. Gwen is uncomfortable telling Freeman to remove his late wife's photos and belongings in order to allow buyers to visualize living there. Boutique agency owner Doug Heddings has been asked to help his dear friends, Felicia and Jeff Walker find a new home in the West Village. In this sought after neighborhood, finding a suitable apartment for their family within their budget has proven rather difficult. Doug's challenge will be to convince them that if this neighborhood is a key factor in their search, then they'll need to raise their budget.
GHK's Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern and Daniel Kerin have to market a small apartment that's overcrowded by a growing family of five. Emily Beare of CORE is ready to sell her client's beautiful waterfront apartment, but isn't allowed to hold an open house to get potential brokers in. Emily enlists the help of a super-star party planner to throw a fabulous cocktail party that will generate enough interest in the apartment.
Jason Haber will have a Rat Pack themed launch and use a home's rich history to sell his client Penny's $9M apartment that once belonged to Frank Sinatra. The challenge will be creating enough buzz to get buyers through the door and over the fact that the location isn't ideal. The celebrity photographer, Patrick McMullan enlists the Kleiers to help him find a suitable investment property in Brooklyn, where he grew up. The challenge the Kleiers are facing is that they are not as familiar with Brooklyn as they are with Manhattan. Knowing this, they call upon a colleague who is a well-known developer in Brooklyn to assist them with their search.
Busy wife and mom, Deana Lenz, turns to agent Ann Lenane for help. Needing to payback student loans and finance a new career, Deana's thinking of selling the family apartment and downsizing to something more cost effective. But, she worries about finding something suitable for her, her two daughters, and husband in a lower price range. Deborah Lupard's clients, Udi and Vered Behr, are empty nesters who have listed their Tribeca loft now that their kids are grown. Deb is faced with a number of challenges. The Behrs love their artsy and very nested apartment and won't sell unless they get their price and that pressure alone is a nightmare for any broker.
Michele Kleier opens up communication with a real estate developer who turns run down multi-residence townhouses into incredible single family homes. With Emeril Lagasse's fabulous townhouse already on her list of accomplishments, this is one developer relationship Michele definitely wants to hold on to. Michael Graves of CORE is looking outdo himself by breaking his own record sales high in the same building. But his boss Shaun Osher is skeptical he will be able to outdo the price of the penthouse apartment that sold at the height of the real estate market.
A family with an expanding brood reaches out to agent GieFaan Kim to help them sell their charming East Village apartment ASAP! With a rare 900 sq. ft. terrace as a feature, finding a buyer should be a piece of cake. But to get potential buyers to see past the scaffolding covering the apartment's outdoor space is a hurdle. Richard Steinberg needs to quickly sell a repeat client's gorgeous, but imperfectly located, 4 bed, 4 bath on the UES. But negative feedback about the home's proximity to a busy subway stop throws a wrench in the works.
Melissa Meyers and her family have relocated to California for her teenaged daughter's acting career, and they're trying to sell their place on the UES. The empty apartment has already been on the market for six months with another agent, and Melissa won't budge on the price. Dan and Kim Kelleher cannot understand why their apartment isn't selling. They insist it's a hidden gem in Manhattan and they need Doug Heddings to help them get that across to a buyer as soon as possible because their family is rapidly outgrowing the place. But Doug's having a hard time getting potential buyers to overlook a $4k monthly maintenance fee.
Warburg's Richard Steinberg has already sold millions of dollars worth of property in a high end midtown building, but now he's vying for the exclusive listing of the penthouse apartment. Richard is feeling good, but the building isn't ready to hand him the exclusive before he proves his abilities one more time. Udi Eliasi of Citi Habitats is working with an Alphabet City owner who is finally ready to sell his multi-family townhome, once some renovations have been made to the property. Find out if Steinburg's plans go his way on Selling New York.
A TV sports producer who's looking to sell her Manhattan condo and buy a lake house in Connecticut can't move forward until her agents, Linette Semino and Susan Silverman, sells her $2M Chelsea home. To realize their client's dreams, the agents have face-to-face meetings with top brokers to hard-sell the merits of the property and invite colleagues to an open house. With Suzanne's help, they recruit some well-known sportscasters, enticing curiosity seekers into the space. After living in the same building as Michele Kleier for years, Michele's neighbor enlists her to help sell her apartment so she and her family can have a fresh start. She's looking for a change and wants either a townhouse or a modern condo, ideally with more space. Michele quickly realizes that her biggest challenge will be her client's indecisive nature.
Michele Kleier takes on an exclusive listing for a spacious pair of Upper East Side penthouses. With one penthouse already on its way to a deal, Michele hopes she can make a quick sale of its counterpart by throwing a 60s themed open house. CORE's Adrian Noriega has to convince his stubborn client to give him a little wiggle room when it comes to selling her apartment.
Michele and Laurel of GHK have a listing for a unique 1-bedroom apartment owned by a Salsa-dancing, party-hosting performer of a client who must sell quickly because she's moving to LA for work. The challenge is that this unique apartment will be difficult to price and market because there are no comparable properties in the neighborhood. So they'll market the best feature of the apartment; its party pad status. Elliman's Frances Katzen is faced with selling the last three units in a condo with no frills, in an unpopular Hell's Kitchen location. Her boss has trusted her to offer unusual incentives for buyers including covering the cost of a year membership at any offsite gym, and a free designer consultation.