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Sotheby's International Realty Survey reveals preferences of luxurious homeowners worldwide

Sotheby's International Realty Survey reveals preferences of luxury homebuyers worldwide

14 Jul 2014
Homebuyers across the world often ask themselves, "What is the best possible home I could find?" At Sotheby's International Realty, we ask similar questions to get to know our consumers in order to service them the best we can. In the recently published Sotheby's International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report, we found some answers Read More
Rooftop gardens bring green space to San Francisco real estate

Rooftop gardens bring green space to San Francisco real estate

24 Jun 2013
While the roofs of upscale residential buildings in many metropolitan areas used to be the location of swimming pools and luxurious patios, many have begun to see the inclusion of rooftop gardens. Due to their many benefits and natural beauty, these functional features, which provide owners with as much enjoyment as they do fresh produce, have bee Read More
Your Bay Area home in living color

Your Bay Area home in living color

30 May 2013
Nothing changes the atmosphere of a home more quickly and thoroughly than an overhaul to its palette. Color can imbue a property with warmth or make it feel more refined and austere - and everything in between. This is especially true in the Bay Area, where owners of San Francisco real estate are known for their unique senses of style and their wi Read More
Give your San Francisco bathroom a Japanese-inspired makeover

Give your San Francisco bathroom a Japanese-inspired makeover

1 May 2013
Many San Francisco residents want to spruce up their bathrooms, but the room can be notoriously difficult to upgrade. Unlike other rooms, bathrooms are not designed for entertaining, but that doesn't mean they don't play an important role in a home's ambiance and functionality. As a result, many designers are beginning to pay more atte Read More
How interior mapping can personalize your Bay Area home

How interior mapping can personalize your Bay Area home

10 Apr 2013
Everyone wants their home to reflect their personality, but it can be hard to know how to go about this. Without guidance, many homeowners simply try to fill their homes with meaningful items and resonant furnishings and artwork. This is a great place to start, but a new trend has been taking a more specific approach to this process, especially am Read More
Many home design trends have leapt across the ocean from Japan to the United States - simple layouts, wooden saunas and Zen gardens, to name a few - but an emerging decorating infatuation could prove to be the most popular yet.

Classic Japanese design trend makes its way to the Bay Area

18 Mar 2013
Many home design trends have leapt across the ocean from Japan to the United States - simple layouts, wooden saunas and Zen gardens, to name a few - but an emerging decorating infatuation could prove to be the most popular yet. Shou-sugi-ban is a classic Japanese approach to exterior siding. It uses natural wood that is preserved by being charred, Read More
Reclaiming Edwardian design in San Francisco

Reclaiming Edwardian design in San Francisco

21 Sep 2012
There was a time when many of San Francisco's luxury homes were designed to be ornate and opulent - doorways were emblazoned with intricate patterns and walls were covered with large and baroque works of art. As sustainability and simplicity have gained a foothold, however, this trend seems to be reversing. Now, many of the city's most sty Read More
Add a splash of color to a San Francisco home

Add a splash of color to a San Francisco home

23 Aug 2012
You might enjoy your new San Francisco home, and could consider investing resources into making it stand out among the properties in the Bay Area. Adding color is a great way to improve your house's interior, but there are several factors you should consider before making any dramatic changes. HGTV recommends observing the 60-30-10 Rule w Read More