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Bill Gates' Exclusive Honeymoon Hideaway in Fiji to Be Sold to Highest Bidder

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The ultra-exclusive Lawedua estate on Wakaya Island, Fiji, where Bill and Melinda Gates spent part of their honeymoon in 1994 is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. New York-based Concierge Auctions will conduct the sale on February 7 on behalf of owner Mindy Stearns. 

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Rare Ferrari and Talbot-Lago Headline Multi-Million-Dollar Manhattan Auction

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If you've been looking at the ever-climbing prices being paid at auction for collector automobiles and wonder when values will begin to peak, we don't know what to tell you except that they haven't yet. Case in point, the Art of the Automobile event held by RM Auctions and Sotheby's in Manhattan — the first such auction to be held in New York for over a decade. 

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One-of-a-Kind Leica Digital Rangefinder on Bid at Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are so many fantastic items up for grabs in the Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction put on by Sotheby's that we had a really hard time figuring out which ones we wanted to highlight. Scheduled to take place on November 23 in New York, the auction will be benefiting the popular AIDS charity (RED) — which was started by Bono — and was curated by designer Marc Newson and Apple designer Jony Ive (ahem, Sir Jonathan Ive). 

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$32.5 Million Jackson Hole Estate Going to No-Reserve Auction

Jul 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Does anyone come to a no-reserve auction hopeful to be the only person in attendance and buy a million dollar estate for a dollar? Although there is no minimum bid to meet, it is unlikely to occur. A mansion set on 10.6 acres in Teton County in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, originally offered at $32.5 million, will go to auction on July 12.... Read More

Thatched $2M Cottage in Sweden Brings Back Old World Warmth

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sweden is the birthplace of many beautiful things (Alexander Skarsg?rd, anyone?) and people flock to the Scandinavian country to check out all the rich culture it has to offer. If you want to take a step further and buy property there, we have just the luxury home for you. Located in Kullavik, this 3,681-square-foot home is a cozy thatched cottage that gives off the feel of an era past.... Read More

Salmanazar of Ornellaia 2010 Sells for Record $120,400 at Charity Auction

Jun 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

How much would you pay for a bottle of wine? Twenty bucks? Fifty? A hundred or more? Try $122,400 on for size. That's how much one buyer recently paid at auction, setting the record for a single bottle of Italian wine.... Read More

Jewelry of Italian Actress Gina Lollobrigida Sets Records at Sotheby's Auction

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

Jewelry once owned by Italian actress, photojournalism, and sculptor Gina Lollobrigida sold for nearly $5 million on Tuesday at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva.... Read More

Host Private Horse Races At Your Very Own Argentinian Polo Ranch

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you've always thought having a bunch of horses and living in Buenos Aires sounded like heaven on earth, we've found your future home. This luxury polo ranch, known as El Respiro, spans 123 acres and is in the district of Campana, only 43 miles away from the bustling city of Buenos Aires. 43 miles may sound far but it's a great distance to get the perks of quiet country living while still being close to the city.... Read More

Mother Buys $6M New York Apartment for Two-Year-Old Daughter

Apr 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  5 Comments

Have you ever thought, "I should buy a £4,000,000 New York apartment for my toddler so she has somewhere to live when she goes to college?" According to the DailyMail, a Chinese state broadcaster has done just that and bought a luxury apartment in Manhattan (for around $6,078,800) in the acclaimed One57 tower for her daughter... Read More

No-Reserve Auction for Rocky Mountain Luxury Property a Big Success

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Platinum Luxury Auctions successfully sold a premium property in Snowmass, Colorado at auction on March 16. The high-end home had been on the market for more than three years at $2.1 million, finally selling for $1.76 million at approximately 84 percent of its original asking price.... Read More

$100 Million for a Historic Estate and its 75-Year-Old Homeowner

Feb 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

The San Francisco area is known for many great things: the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Ghiradelli Chocolate, but if you’re in the market for a luxury home with Tuscan-style architecture and a few acres, generally your search will come up empty. This is of course unless you head half-way between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley to the rustic town of Hillsborough.... Read More

Bacon and Basquiat Top Half Billion-Dollar London Art Auctions

Feb 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Over half a billion dollars in fine art will be sold in London this month as the major auction houses stage landmark sales of contemporary, modern and impressionist art. Topping the list are multimillion-dollar works by the likes of Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Germany’s Gerhard Richter (the world’s top selling living artist).... Read More

Play Like Royalty on a 17th Century Amber Board Game

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

‘Tis the holiday season, and while perhaps in the past ripping off the packaging of a new board game was the cause for bitter disappointment, this December Sotheby's will be auctioning off a unique 17th century amber board game that comes to the market with an estimate of ?300,000-500,000 (approximately $480,482-800,803), sure to make any game and gift lover swoon.... Read More

Sotheby's Offering Exclusive Krug Champagne Tastings in France

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Sotheby’s has upped the ante for its December 1, 2012 sale of the largest collection of Krug champagne ever, taking place in New York. In addition to the unprecedented offering of precious bottles sourced directly from the cellars of Maison Krug in Reims, the auction house is now offering two exclusive excursions to the Maison itself, one of which includes a private tasting of historic Krug vintages. The premier package begins with a limousine ride from Paris to Maison Krug in Reims. A tour of the Maison is followed by a fabulous lunch at L'Assiette Champenoise, the luxurious hotel that features a Michelin 2-star restaurant.... Read More

Come Home to Tavern Island

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

It’s time to stop your luxury house hunting and start your island searching. Your quest will probably bring you somewhere near Rowayton, CT, only an hour from midtown New York, and lucky you, that’s exactly where Tavern Island is available for the first time in 30 years for purchase. For almost $13 million you can own 3.5 acres of private land with a home featuring six bedrooms, four full baths and three half baths. The home was built in 1900 in the Tudor style, making it look a little like it materialized out of a fairy tale.... Read More

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