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Living Large in a Small Space: Maximizing Your Home’s Outdoor Space

A smaller outdoor space doesn't mean sacrificing when it comes to entertaining and relaxing. With a few strategic choices, you can create something truly special out of even the smallest yard or deck. Follow these design and décor recommendations to maximize the potential of your home’s outdoor space. The post Living Large in a Small Space: Maximizing Your Home’s Outdoor Space appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

5 Year-Round Markets for Vacation Homes in Canada

Canada — the very definition of the great escape. A nation of snowy peaks, waving prairie, coastal cliffs, and azure lakes, this maple country offers year-round opportunities for every vacation impulse and style. With myriad options for whenever the need to get away takes hold, here are some of our top picks for year-round markets for vacation homes in Canada. The post 5 Year-Round Markets for Vacation Homes in Canada appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Extending The Season: The Tips And Tricks Of Luxury Patio Design

The word patio may bring to mind warm nights and seasonal produce on the barbecue, but there’s much to be said for outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed beyond the... The post Extending The Season: The Tips And Tricks Of Luxury Patio Design appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Extending The Season | The Tips And Tricks Of Luxury Patio Design

The word patio may bring to mind warm nights and seasonal produce on the barbecue, but there’s much to be said for outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed beyond the... The post Extending The Season | The Tips And Tricks Of Luxury Patio Design appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Oasis

With ‘staycations’ on the rise, more and more homeowners are designing and creating their very own backyard retreats, complete with high-end outdoor flat screen televisions, luxurious all-weather furniture, chic accessories, gorgeous outdoor kitchens, and luminous lighting. Designers have truly set the bar in terms of landscaping and décor and we are pleased to share some top-notch design and décor tips for creating an outdoor space you’ll never want to leave. To begin, you should think of your backyard as a true extension of your home--where lounging, cooking, and entertaining seamlessly intertwine. Just as you plan for designing and decorating the interior of your home, it is essential to create a solid plan of action before you start shopping for your backyard oasis-to-be. Think about colour schemes - neutral colours should be the mainstay, with one or two bright accent colours to make your space pop, style - will your décor be modern versus country, and of course, a list of elements you’d like to include - such as a fire bowl, TV, and pond. Once you have your plan, it’s time to look at your options, in terms of furniture, lighting, landscaping, and accessories. The post Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Oasis appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Away From the Noise: Make Your Bedroom an Urban Retreat

Many people love the thrum of life in the city. That is, of course, until it comes time to rest and the sounds and stresses of the urban village threaten to interrupt. No matter where you live, transforming your bedroom into an oasis at the heart of the city can be as simple as implementing a few savvy design choices. Follow the path to respite with these tips. The post Away From the Noise: Make Your Bedroom an Urban Retreat appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Home Staging: 5 Expert Tips for Every Room in the Home

Over the years, home staging has graduated from necessary afterthought to elevated art form. Investing the effort to redesign and rearrange rooms in your home can reduce the amount of... The post Home Staging: 5 Expert Tips for Every Room in the Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Finishing Touch: The Details That Make a Difference When Staging Your Home

Your home is an oasis, a place perfectly appointed to suit your personal tastes. Which is exactly as it should be—until it becomes time to list your home and move... The post Finishing Touch: The Details That Make a Difference When Staging Your Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Design Essentials: Patterns

Pattern is more than just a point of interest or an aspect of style: it’s one of the fundamental elements of design. As humans, our eyes are naturally drawn to... The post Design Essentials: Patterns appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

From Art Deco to Contemporary: 8 Popular Home Styles Explained

When it comes to home design, inspiration can be found in any era. Whether contemporary or colonial, Tudor or Victorian, the tastes of the past have a way of influencing... The post From Art Deco to Contemporary: 8 Popular Home Styles Explained appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

How Art Staging Can Impact the Sale of Your Home

There is a perception paradox that sometimes exists within real estate: the idea that an empty minimalist home offers a blank slate for potential buyers to imagine their perfect home.... The post How Art Staging Can Impact the Sale of Your Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Design Ideas to Change the Way You Live

There are certain times each year where we are prone to reflection and goal setting. New Year’s Eve brings the inevitable resolutions, birthdays remind us of the preciousness of each... The post Design Ideas to Change the Way You Live appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Stone Castle Hits the Market as One of the Priciest Houses in Calgary, Canada

A gated castle in Calgary, Alberta, hit the market last week for C$9.75 million (US$7.7 million)—making it one of the most expensive houses for sale in the Canadian city.

2021 Canadian Top-Tier Real Estate Spring Outlook*

Canada’s metropolitan luxury real estate markets are undergoing an unprecedented phase of evolution and expansion, according to Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. One year following the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic, the compounding effects of dramatic changes in the housing preferences of affluent Canadians, new demands across multiple generations of homeowners and buyers, significant cash accumulation, easy access to borrowing, and pent-up local and international demand, are rippling across the market.  With sales activity and price gains accelerating across major cities across the country as a result, strong performance is projected this spring. The post 2021 Canadian Top-Tier Real Estate Spring Outlook* appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

AGENDA: The 5 Best Apps for Engaging with Arts and Culture from Home

BLOOMBERG CONNECTS Launched in November 2019, this app allows digital access to a range of arts and cultural institutions, from London’s dramatic Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE to The Frick Collection art... The post AGENDA: The 5 Best Apps for Engaging with Arts and Culture from Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

Out in the Open: Alfresco Dining Takes a Luxurious Turn

01 THAT’S AMORE The secret to perfectly crisp Neapolitan-style pizza at home? The Röshults BBQ Wood Oven by Swedish design studio Broberg & Ridderstråle. This contemporary Scandi take on a... The post Out in the Open: Alfresco Dining Takes a Luxurious Turn appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

2020 Significant Sales Highlights

In 2020, we raised the bar again in Canadian real estate. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada represented some of the most extraordinary homes in the country, and our network has represented some of the most significant homes and clientele in the world. Highlighted here are some of our significant sales from 2020 represented by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.  The post 2020 Significant Sales Highlights appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

The Great Escape: Moving Beyond Urban City Limits

Real-estate brokers explain why the quest for more space has buyers heading to the suburbs. It’s 2021 and with the world still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, the suburbs are being seen as a haven from the city’s clamour and close quarters — value-laden, wide-open spaces with increasing appeal. A move out to the ’burbs has always been a personal choice, but with urban density reaching new heights, figuratively and literally, many residents in Canada’s largest cities are finding that trading in a busy city home for a quieter one is a decidedly smart decision. The post The Great Escape: Moving Beyond Urban City Limits appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

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