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See it to believe it: Joshua Tree’s “Invisible House” hits the market

Your dream home may be right in front of your face, but you just can’t see it. A 225-foot-long, 5,500-square-foot home — known as the “Invisible House” because of its reflective glass exterior — in Joshua Tree, California, has been listed for $18 million by owners Chris and Roberta Hanley, the Wall Street Journal reported. Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate have the listing. The home, which sits on 70 acres, came about after the Hanleys were told their prefab vacation house violated local laws because it wasn’t wide enough. Chris Hanley, an artist and movie producer, began sketching out what he wanted for his new home and, with the help of architect Tomas Osinski, designed what became the Invisible House, which has been featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.” Celebrities such as Diplo, Alicia Keys and Demi Lovato have rented the home, which was modeled after the famed monoliths from the Stanley Kubrik film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” “I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, ‘OK, we’ll build this,’” Chris Hanley told the outlet. “I thought it could just be a monolithic, reflective, ultra-minimal thing.” One end is lifted off the ground on caissons, giving the appearance that the home is floating over the rocky landscape, according to WSJ. It took six years and millions of dollars to build the home, which was completed in 2019. The resulting appearance is unusual, if not unique, with the house looking different depending on the time of day and the weather, the outlet reported. Inside, the home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, lounge; open-plan living, kitchen and dining space; and a nearly 100-foot solar-heated pool, according to Mansion Global. Unlike other mirrored structures, such as U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota, the Invisible Home isn’t an avian death trap. Chris Hanley told WSJ that a few quail have “bumped” into the house, but there have been no major events. Even so, the couple was criticized by some for disrupting the park’s landscape. The listing also includes the home’s furniture — not that there’s a lot of it, as the Hanleys wanted a minimalist look — and the 720-square-foot prefab home that’s still on the grounds, according to WSJ. “I like that it just sort of exists on its own, so I don’t like to throw my clothes all around,” Roberta Hanley told the WSJ. “I wanted it to be a place where your mind [could] drift and you could be inspired.” The home had been available to rent for $150,000 a month, $6,000 per day or $1,000 per hour for production shoots, Mansion Global reported last year. The Hanleys — who say they decided to sell to focus on their next project, a house composed of shipping containers — have their own Hollywood experience, having produced “The Virgin Suicides” and “American Psycho,” among other movies. — Ted Glanzer https://therealdeal.com/2023/01/14/see-it-to-believe-it-joshua-trees-invisible-house-hits-the-market/

MIRRORED ‘INVISIBLE HOUSE’ HITS MARKET FOR $18 MILLION

This dazzling desert retreat has been featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals" and visited by Diplo, Lizzo and Demi Lovato. The famously mirrored “Invisible House” outside California’s iconic Joshua Tree National Park is searching for a new owner. The creators of the stunning desert retreat are looking to sell their unique 5,500-square-foot estate for $18 million, reports the New York Post. [Invisible House creator] Chris Hanley and his wife Roberta have been living at the abode — the exterior of which is composed fully of reflective glass — since they finished constructing it in 2019, but are now selling it and shifting their energy to their new Starburst Container House, also located in Joshua Tree. The statement property is listed with Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG Christie’s International Real Estate. In addition to its unique, landscape-reflecting facade, the 225-foot-long “smart” home — which is cantilevered 100 feet off the ground — also boasts a prefab guest house, a 100-foot indoor “solar” pool and has been featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.” It’s set on 90 acres of land, all furniture is included in the price — and it has previously been visited by Lizzo, Diplo, Lil Kim and Demi Lovato, among others Dezeen reports that the eye-tricking, steel-framed structure was designed by movie producer Hanley (Spring Breakers, American Psycho, The Virgin Suicides) and architect Tomas Osinski. A series of elevating cylindrical concrete columns form a cantilever on the uneven desert terrain. Inside is 5,500 square feet of living space, most of which is occupied by a continuous entertainment areas. A central 100-foot-long indoor swimming pool that stretches along the entirety of the west wall runs a multi-colored light show at night. Interior shots reveal that the mirrored walls are one-way, providing occupants with uninterrupted views of the isolated 90-acre plot on which the Invisible House resides. Other features include a 222-square-foot projection wall for enjoying movies and television, a modern kitchen equipped with two ovens, a heating drawer and a dedicated refrigerator and freezer, three guest bedrooms and bathrooms, and a Master Suite featuring a free-standing tub. The Invisible House’s undeniable allure also attracts celebrity clientele like Lovato. TMZ reports that the “I Love Me” singer spent a weekend at the property with actor Max Ehrich. https://www.maxim.com/style/invisible-house-rental-property/amp/

The Invisible House in Joshua Tree Lists for $18 Million

Despite its tongue-in-cheek name, you’ve probably seen the iconic Invisible House in Joshua Tree before. Featured on Netflix’s The Most Amazing Vacation Rentals and visited by celebrities like Lizzo, Diplo, and Demi Lovato—not to mention countless influencers—at this point, the beloved home in the Mojave Desert is basically an Instagram celebrity in its own right (it’s even got its own page with 33,000 followers). And now, for $18 million, the one-of-a-kind property could be yours. Designed by Tomas Osinski and its current owner, Chris Hanley, a film producer who has developed projects such as The Virgin Suicides, American Psycho, and Spring Breakers, the rectangular home’s most notable feature is without a doubt its mirror-clad exterior. It’s from this unique element that the home gets its name; reflecting the panoramic landscape around it, the house itself appears to vanish. Once inside, massive floor-to-ceiling windows further dissolve the distinction between the indoors and the outside. The unique property is cantilevered about 100 feet in the air and faces west so people inside can experience the full desert sunset. Inside the Invisible House in Joshua Tree, a 100-foot pool spans the width of the living room, offering an undeniably extraordinary way to look out into the surrounding desert. Besides the pool, the interiors of the 5,500-square-foot home also include four bedrooms, three baths, and a 222-square-foot projection wall. “Bringing the Invisible House to market for the first time ever is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo, the property’s listing agents from AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate, said in a statement. The mirror house’s location within the largely untouched surroundings (it’s set on 90 acres of land) only make its presence that much more striking. According to the property’s website, this is the largest privately owned parcel of land bordering Joshua Tree National Park. Designed to center the environment, it’s unsurprising that many eco-friendly elements are also found throughout the home, including a foam roof and solar panels. And as the listing agents added, “This architectural triumph located in the middle of the desert provides unique intangibles that can only be experienced at the property itself.” https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/nvisible-house-in-joshua-tree-lists-for-18-million-dollars

Joshua Tree’s Famous ‘Invisible House’ Just Hit the Market for a Cool $18 Million

From far away, you might think your eyes are playing tricks on you. But look closely and you’ll discover one of architecture’s greatest optical illusions: the Invisible House. Nestled in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the now-famous Joshua Tree residence has earned its name for its reflective glass exterior that mirrors the rocky landscape. Depending on the angle, time of day or even the weather, the minimalist structure seems to vanish among the national park’s rugged surroundings. Throughout the years, the Invisible House has made multiple TV cameos, served as a shooting location for advertising campaigns and captured the attention of A-listers. Though, the modernist abode’s biggest claim to fame is that its owners are indie film producers Chris and Roberta Hanley, best known for their work on American Psycho. And now the mirrored home can be yours—for $18 million, that is. The couple, who bought the land in the early 2000s, had already built a vacation home on the 70-acre parcel but some years later, came to find out that its size didn’t adhere to local regulations. That led Chris to start sketching out plans for a new desert dwelling—one that was inspired by the 2001: A Space Odyssey film and reminiscent of a New York City skyscraper, reported The Wall Street Journal. “I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, ‘OK, we’ll build this,’” he told the publication. “I thought it could just be a monolithic, reflective, ultra-minimal thing.” In collaboration with legendary Los Angeles architect Tomas Osinski, Chris completed the house in 2019. However, it took the two of them six years to finish the project. Measuring roughly 225 feet, one portion of the property is cantilevered off the ground using concrete columns, preventing it from disturbing the area’s giant boulders. Due to the site’s harsh temperatures, the facade is wrapped in heat-reflecting Solarcool glass, which is also what gives the exterior its mirror-like appearance. Plus, it also filters ultraviolet rays and infrared frequencies. Chris told the WSJ it took a full year for the glass to be delivered and it cost him around $700,000. Sustainability, of course, was top of mind during the building process, so you’ll find the abode as been equipped with eco-friendly foam roofing. In addition, the Invisible House employs a solar-thermal system to generate electricity and hot water. The aesthetics here are decidedly minimal. Think concrete flooring, a few pieces of light-colored furniture and little else, as to not distract you from those stunning desert vistas. In total, the spread stretches 5,500 square feet and has three en suite bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining area. And if you’re looking to cool off from the region’s intense heat, the heart of the living room features a 100-foot indoor pool that can also be heated when the temperatures drop. In another standout element, the glass walls can actually open to the outdoors on three sides. In the primary bedroom, meanwhile, you’ll find a bed that sits on a 2,500-pound glass frame. According to Chris, getting it inside was no easy feat—it took two days and five workers. Luckily, all the furnishings are included in the sale. “Bringing the Invisible House to market for the first time ever is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Aaron Kirman of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate in a press statement. “Brought to life by a visionary film producer and a Frank Gehry collaborator, this architectural triumph located in the middle of the desert provides unique intangibles that can only be experienced at the property itself.” Since its inception, Invisible House has welcomed celebrities such as Demi Lovato and Diplo, who rented the residence for an off-grid getaway. It also starred in season two of The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals on Netflix and appeared on Bling Empire. Now, instead of just spending the weekend or swooning over this one-of-a-kind abode from afar, you can actually live there full-time if you’re willing to commit to desert living. Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate hold the listing together. https://robbreport.com/shelter/homes-for-sale/invisible-house-joshua-tree-lists-for-18-million-1234795129/

Joshua Tree’s celeb-loved Invisible House hits market for $18M

A California property widely known for attracting A-list renters and blending in with its desert surrounds is looking for a new owner. The creators of Joshua Tree’s Invisible House are moving on to their next big building project and looking to sell their 5,500-square-foot, “2001: A Space Odyssey”-inspired estate for $18 million. “I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, ‘OK, we’ll build this,’” Chris Hanley told the Wall Street Journal of the blueprint for his three-bedroom, four-bathroom creation. “I thought it could just be a monolithic, reflective, ultra-minimal thing.” Hanley and his wife Roberta have been living at the abode — the exterior of which is composed fully of reflective glass — since they finished constructing it in 2019, but are now selling it and shifting their energy to their new Starburst Container House, also located in Joshua Tree. The statement property is listed with Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG Christie’s International Real Estate. In addition to its unique, landscape-reflecting facade, the 225-foot-long “smart” home — which is cantilevered 100 feet off the ground — also boasts a prefab guest house, a 100-foot indoor “solar” pool and has been featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.” It’s set on 90 acres of land, all furniture is included in the price — and it has previously been visited by Lizzo, Diplo, Lil Kim and Demi Lovato, among others. “I think Demi Lovato saw aliens there,” Chris Hanley told the Journal of the pop star’s experience at the home. The property’s $18 million price point makes it the most expensive property in Joshua Tree by far. But its uniqueness, fame and the fact that it is arguably being sold as a piece of livable artwork make the dollar figure achievable, Kirman added. “It’s definitely expensive for Joshua Tree,” he said. “But good pieces of art command premium prices.” https://nypost.com/2023/01/13/joshua-trees-celeb-loved-invisible-house-lists-for-18m/

Mansion dubbed ‘The Invisible House’ hits market for $18M

New markets require new approaches and tactics. Experts and industry leaders take the stage at Inman Connect New York in January to help navigate the market shift — and prepare for the next one. Meet the moment and join us. Register here Despite its nickname as “The Invisible House,” a 5,500-square-foot home that’s wrapped in mirrored glass was seen hitting the market in the California desert. The home, sitting on 70 acres of land reflecting the surrounding desert landscape near Joshua Tree National Park, is now for sale for $18 million. The Wall Street Journal reported that film producers Chris and Roberta Hanley built the home in 2019 after their original 720-foot house didn’t meet local regulations around the minimum size of homes in the area. The home was designed with the help of architect Tomas Osinski out of inspiration from the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” WSJ reported. “I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, ‘OK, we’ll build this,’ ” the owner Chris Hanley told the outlet. “I thought it could just be a monolithic, reflective, ultra-minimal thing.” The home’s design was inspired both by artist Andy Warhol, as well as the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, according to The Wall Street Journal. Viewing the home as its own work of art, the Hanleys started designing the home in 2011 and started construction in 2013, which took six years to complete. The Hanleys own Muse Productions, which helped to produce the movie “American Psycho,” starring Christian Bale in 2000, among others. They used the Invisible House as an escape during the pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported. The home was listed for $2,661 per night on Airbnb and featured on a Netflix show called “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.” Trending US Supreme Court denies NAR petition in pocket listing case Keller Williams' goal for 2023? 'Someone has to sell a damn house' Compass faces first downturn amid pressure to cut costs SPONSORED CONTENT How luxury real estate is developing in the metaverse With its 100-foot-long indoor pool and sliding glass doors that open to the outside world, the extravagant house has attracted celebrities who have shared about staying in the home during desert getaways. “You find something within yourself when you’re in there,” Roberta Hanley told The Wall Street Journal. “I think Demi Lovato saw aliens there.” The list price includes all furniture as well as the original 720-square-foot home. Aaron Kirman of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate is representing the Hanleys on the sale. https://www.inman.com/2023/01/13/mansion-dubbed-the-invisible-house-hits-market-for-18m/

Producers Behind The Virgin Suicides And American Psycho List ‘Invisible’ MIRRORED House For $18 Million

The Hollywood production duo behind American Psycho and The Virgin Suicides have put their one-of-a-kind ‘invisible’ home in the desert up for sale for a whopping $18 million – hoping the unique home will be as successful as some of their past projects. Chris and Roberta Hanley, who have been partners in life and work since meeting in college, spent years designing and building their dream home in Joshua Tree, California after being told that their home 720 square foot temporary guesthouse violated local regulations because it was too small. The couple decided to go big – and go home. They began imagining their 5,500 square foot mansion which features an indoor-outdoor pool, four bedrooms, 360-degree views of Joshua Tree’s amazing natural vistas, and the visual features are so spectacular the home was pitched. on Netflix’s ‘The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.’ He also has become an industry secret, hosting high-profile guests over the years, including singer Demi Lovato and musician Diplo. “I think Demi Lovato saw aliens there,” Chris said. The Wall Street Journal. The house is decorated with a few personal objects. The owners said they did it on purpose so as not to interrupt the minimalist flow of the structure The house was designed by the couple and originally designed by Chris, who said he was inspired by the black cuboid monolith that appeared in the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, as well as the work of the architects of the Bauhaus Lugwig Mies van der Rohe. Van der Rohe is part of a small school of architects credited with transforming the look of American industry – particularly office buildings in cosmopolitan centers. He notably designed the Seagram Building in New York. Chris’ initial effort, however, may have been a little less involved. “I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, ‘OK, we’ll build it,'” he told the Journal. He said he was looking for an “ultra-minimal thing.” The project, which began in 2011, was finally completed in 2019 just in time for the couple to spend most of the COVID-19 pandemic in a secluded paradise. Before the pandemic forced some to retreat to their weekend homes permanently, the couple used the Joshua Tree home to escape Los Angeles on weekends. The approximately 5,500 square foot home has a fully reflective glass exterior that reflects the dry, rocky desert landscape. The visual effect allows the giant rectangular unit to blend into the depths of its surroundings. The four-bedroom home sits on almost 70 acres adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park. It is approximately 225 feet long from end to end. It is meant to give the impression of being one large, open, floating space. https://nydailypaper.com/producers-behind-the-virgin-suicides-and-american-psycho-list-invisible-mirrored-house-for-18-million/

Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ Sale of ‘The One’ Achieves Highest Price of Any Real Estate Listing in 2022

The One’ in Bel Air, California was among seven U.S. properties sold for $100-million-plus and the highest price of those publicly offered for sale. NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ world-record-breaking sale of ‘The One’ in Bel Air, California for $141 million, the highest price ever achieved for a residence at auction, is now also the highest sale for any property listed in all of 2022 In cooperation with listing agents Aaron Kirman of Compass and Brandon and Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates, the auction closed in March of last year and exceeded Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ prior world record for the highest residential price achieved at auction by nearly 50%. “While there are clear headwinds in the current real estate market, demand for the very best locations remains robust,” commented Chad Roffers, President of Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions. “Our 2022 results demonstrate the relevancy and power of our platform to facilitate buying and selling the finest properties worldwide.” The firm’s 2022 performance brings Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ running-total of worldwide sales to nearly $4 billion. With activity in 34 countries to date, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions further cements its market leadership in luxury real estate auctions. About Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions is the world’s largest luxury real estate auction marketplace, with a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview, and bidding platform. The firm matches sellers of one-of-a-kind homes with some of the most capable property connoisseurs on the planet. Sellers gain unmatched reach, speed, and certainty. Buyers receive curated opportunities. Agents earn their commission in 30 days. In November 2021, the firm was acquired by Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for fine art and luxury goods, and Anywhere Real Estate Inc (NYSE: HOUS), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, holding a joint 80 percent ownership stake. Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions continues to operate independently, partnering with real estate agents affiliated with many of the industry's leading brokerages to host luxury auctions for clients. Since Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ inception in 2008, it has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever sold at auction and conducted auctions in 46 U.S. states and 34 countries. The firm owns one of the most comprehensive and intelligent databases of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry, and it has committed to build more than 300 homes through its Key For Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home is funded for a family in need. For more information, visit casothebys.com. https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/609960786/sotheby-s-concierge-auctions-sale-of-the-one-achieves-highest-price-of-any-real-estate-listing-in-2022

Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions Closes 2022: $525M in Sales, World Record for Highest Price, Historic Auctions at Sotheby’s

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions announces landmark 2022 results driven by continued innovation following the firm’s acquisition by Sotheby’s and Anywhere Real Estate, Inc.; a historic series of marquee sales at Sotheby’s New York, including the first exhibitions to ever gavel and livestream at the esteemed auction house; its world-record breaking $141 million sale of ‘The One’ in Bel Air, California, the highest sale of a listed property in 2022; and further expansion of global audiences through integration with Sotheby’s and RM Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions' total sales reached heights of over $525 million in 2022, with an average sale price of $6 million, representing a 20% increase year over year. The firm processed over $3.7 billion in cumulative bids and an average of six bidders per auction. Owning one of the industry’s most comprehensive databases of high-net-worth global property connoisseurs and collectors, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions matches sellers of one-of-a-kind properties with many of the world’s most capable buyers via a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview, and bidding platform. With an extensive network of independent luxury agents, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions serves as an additional tool for agents to market and sell unique, one-of-a-kind luxury properties around the world. “In 2022, the ultra luxury real estate market was a star, outperforming the broader market and overall economic growth. In the U.S. alone, seven properties sold over $100 million, and the highest sale of a listed property was our auction of ‘The One’ in Bel Air, California. We look forward to proving Sotheby’s flight towards quality within the real estate auction sector in 2023, as we hone our focus on curating the world’s finest properties, innovating our digital client experiences, and continuing to expand our relationships with high-net-worth property collectors and connoisseurs around the globe.” — Laura Brady, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions CEO EXPANDING GLOBAL FOOTPRINT, PRESENCE, AND TEAM As the leading global luxury real estate auction marketplace, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions continued its international expansion with first-time properties in Japan, Croatia, Indonesia, and Austria, and grew its global team by 38%, including focus on growing the firm’s presence across Europe and Asia: Zackary Wright as Executive Vice President, Private Client Group, Asia Pacific, formerly Executive Director for Christie’s International Real Estate and Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s International Realty; Charlie Smith as Executive Vice President of EMEA, owner of London Real Estate Advisors (LREA) and formerly Managing Director for Sotheby’s International Realty; and Sonny Saito as Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific, formerly CEO for JCR Christie’s International Real Estate. The year also welcomed new appointments to its global business and corporate development teams with Jeff Rhoades and Jana Willardsen, industry veterans; Mario Vargas as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development; and Susan Janowsky as Auction House Relationship Manager, a real estate specialist and liaison between Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions, Sotheby’s International Realty, and Sotheby’s, complementing the firms’ cross marketing initiatives and offerings. The firm also welcomed several new classes of members to its sales team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience and an international footprint. This year also saw the revival of the firm’s highly-anticipated live auction Global Sales, with presence in London, Dubai, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and momentous live close out events at Sotheby’s New York, in September and December. Further highlights • First-ever exhibitions of real estate to gavel and livestream at Sotheby’s New York • Over $125 million in total sales • More than $1.5 billion in competitive bids • 92% sold by lot • Average of 7 bidders per property SUSTAINED DEMAND FOR $10-MILLION-PLUS LUXURY ESTATES DRIVES RECORD-BREAKING SALES Representing more than 90 percent of $10 million-plus auction sales, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions continued to break records. A highlight was its sale of ‘The One’, America’s largest residence, which represented the highest sale of a listed property in 2022 and exceeded the prior world record for highest price of a single-family home sold at auction by nearly 50%. Additional marquee sales above $10 million include: • 322 Lark Lane, Alamo, California Listed by Dana Green of Compass California Sold for $10.08 million • 3114 Blackhawk Meadow Lane, East Bay Area, California Listed by Debi Ann DiCello of Sotheby's International Realty San Francisco Sale Pending for $10.36 million • Amanpuri Villa, Phuket, Thailand Listed by Prakaipeth Meechoosarn of CBRE Sold for $11.21 million • 3996 Inverness Drive, Houston, Texas Listed by James R Jay Monroe of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Sold for $12.32 million • 900 West Stafford Road, Westlake Village, California Listed by Joan Ruth Young and Cathie Messina of Sotheby's International Realty Sold for $12.65 million • 259 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida Listed by Kean Development Company Sold, Listed for $19.5 million • 777 Sarbonne Road, Los Angeles, California Listed by Aaron Kirman of Compass and Mauricio Simon Umansky of The Agency Sold for $48.048 million LUXURY PRESENCE EXPANDS VIA SOTHEBY’S, RM SOTHEBY’S, AND ANYWHERE Following last year’s strategic partnership and acquisition by Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for fine art and luxury goods, and Anywhere Real Estate, Inc., the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, the firm rebranded to Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions in June. Continuing to partner with all real estate companies, and through these additional resources and reach, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions heightened its servicing of all brands and clientele better than ever before whilst continuing its alliances with leading brokerages, including Sotheby's International Realty, Engel & Völkers Americas and Canada, Coldwell Banker, Corcoran, Better Homes and Gardens, ERA Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices of America, Luxury Portfolio International, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, Leverage Global Partners, Naef Prestige Knight Frank, and more. Presence was additionally expanded through cross-marketing initiatives spanning events, digital optimization, and collaborations with Sotheby’s, Anywhere, and RM Sotheby’s. GROWING AUDIENCES Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions saw a strong audience increase in both reach and demographics with continued focus on the future and product refinement, growing their global database by nearly 10% year over year. Further highlights • First-ever live-streamed auction • 124% increase in Facebook followers • 55%+ increase in Instagram followers • 12% website users increase, with webviews from 230 countries and territories to casothebys.com SOTHEBY’S CONCIERGE AUCTIONS SOCIAL IMPACT: KEY FOR KEY® In partnership with Giveback Homes, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ Key For Key® giving program guarantees that for every home the firm sells, a home is funded for a family in need since 2017, the program’s origin year. AGENT ADVISORY BOARD AND INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENTS Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions Agent Advisory Board continued in its fourth year with a hand-selected group of top agents and brokers created to act as a think tank on the state of luxury real estate. Collectively, the agents and brokers selected for the Advisory Board have achieved billions of dollars in global luxury real estate sales, and have extensive familiarity to the high-end auction process, as well as a record of success with the firm. Members include • Frank Aazami of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty in Phoenix, Arizona • Matt Beall of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers in Princeville, Hawaii • Paul Benson of Engel & Völkers in Park City, Utah • Kyle Crews of Allie Beth Allman & Associates in Dallas, Texas • Brad Hermes of Keller Williams in Houston, Texas • Seth O'Byrne of Compass in San Diego, California • John McMonigle of The McMonigle Group in Newport Beach, California • John-Mark Mitchell of Mitchell Prime Properties in Winston-Salem, North Carolina • Billy Nash of Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach, Florida • Kristen Routh-Silberman of Douglas Elliman in Las Vegas, Nevada In addition, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions experienced a year of growth for industry accolades and achievements, propelled by the ‘Significant Sale’ award by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, a worldwide collection of top brokers representing many of the finest luxury properties across the globe; the ‘Best City Sale’ 2022 Golden I Award by Inman News, the real estate industry’s leading source of real estate news; and 8 Telly awards, honoring excellence and the best work in video and television across all screens. LOOKING AHEAD Coming up in 2023, with Anywhere’s more than 300,000 globally affiliated real estate agents across six brands, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions will continue to benefit from increased distribution, lead generation, and industry-leading data scale, along with enhanced marketing visibility. Sotheby's and Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions will expand live auctions offerings all year-round, increasing presence in New York and adding London and Hong Kong to the auction calendar, enabling property connoisseurs and luxury collectors to acquire luxury real estate alongside fine art and luxury goods in a live auction setting internationally, in addition to digitally, from anywhere in the world—a milestone that will be marked with exceptional exhibitions and events. The firms have announced their first Global Sale of 2023 showcasing some of the finest real estate offerings in the world. Fully integrated within Sotheby’s bi-annual Luxury Week sales series—displayed and sold alongside rare and exceptional offerings of jewelry, watches, sneakers, and more—a selection of offerings will close live at Sotheby’s New York and online on 7 March. Press Contacts: Emily Roberts | emily.roberts@casothebys.com About Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions is the world’s largest luxury real estate auction marketplace, with a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview, and bidding platform. The firm matches sellers of one-of-a-kind homes with some of the most capable property connoisseurs on the planet. Sellers gain unmatched reach, speed, and certainty. Buyers receive curated opportunities. Agents earn their commission in 30 days. In November 2021, the firm was acquired by Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for fine art and luxury goods, and Anywhere Real Estate Inc (NYSE: HOUS), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, holding a joint 80 percent ownership stake. Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions continues to operate independently, partnering with real estate agents affiliated with many of the industry's leading brokerages to host luxury auctions for clients. Since Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ inception in 2008, it has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever sold at auction and conducted auctions in 46 U.S. states and 34 countries. The firm owns one of the most comprehensive and intelligent databases of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry, and it has committed to build more than 300 homes through its Key For Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home is funded for a family in need. For more information, visit casothebys.com. * Prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer's premium. Images are available upon request. Stream live auctions and place bids in real time, discover the value of a luxury property, browse sale catalogues, view original content and more at casothebys.com. https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/610547320/sotheby-s-concierge-auctions-closes-2022-525m-in-sales-world-record-for-highest-price-historic-auctions-at-sotheby-s

Married producers behind The Virgin Suicides and American Psycho list their stunning ‘invisible’ MIRRORED Joshua Tree vacation home for $18 million

The Hollywood production duo behind American Psycho and The Virgin Suicides have listed their one-of-a-kind 'invisible' house in the desert for a whopping $18million - hoping the unique house will be as much of a hit as some of their past projects. Chris and Roberta Hanley, who have been partners in life and work since meeting in college, spent years designing and building their dream home in Joshua Tree, California after being informed that their 720 square foot temporary guesthouse violated local regulations because it was too small. The couple decided to go big - and go home. They began dreaming up their 5,500 square foot mansion that comes complete with an indoor-outdoor pool, four bedrooms, 360-degree views of the astounding natural views of Joshua Tree, and visual features are so spectacular the home was featured on Netflix's 'The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.' It has also become something of an industry secret, playing host over the years to A-list guests including singer Demi Lovato and musician Diplo. 'I think Demi Lovato saw aliens there,' Chris told The Wall Street Journal. The home was designed by the couple and originally sketched by Chris, who said he was inspired by the black cuboid monolith that appeared in the film '2001: A Space Odyssey,' as well as the work of Bauhaus architects Lugwig Mies van der Rohe. Van der Rohe is part of a small school of architects credited with transforming the look of American industry - particularly, office buildings in cosmopolitan hubs. He famously designed the Seagram Building in New York City. Chris' initial effort, however, may have been a little less involved. 'I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, 'OK, we'll build this,'' he told the Journal. He said he was angling for an 'ultra-minimal thing.'

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