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Washington | Where Technology Drives Luxury

According to a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal, “The technology boom is pushing its way north up the Pacific Coast, boosting real-estate prices, sparking neighborhood squabbles and creating new demand for luxury homes asking $1.5 million or more. [Seattle’s] high-end real-estate market is on the rise, as executives relocate from pricier locales likeSilicon Valley.”

“The Greater Seattle Metro Area has fully recovered from the Great Recession and we are setting new benchmarks in sales values,” said Dean Jones, President & CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “The catalyst for demand is our diversified and booming economy, driven in large part by the tech sector, and our emerging status as a preferred gateway for Chinese buyers. Our abundance of natural resources and affordable waterfront lifestyles and rising rents, which are compelling Millennials to step towards homeownership.”

“With companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Zillow, Tableau, Concur, and many more basing their operations out of the Seattle area, the talent level and opportunity for technology professionals is abundant,” says Joseph Brazen, owner and designated broker of Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty. “Along with these giants, are what we like to call sleeping giants, the start-ups in industries such as gaming, cloud computing, biotech and more that scatter Seattle and Bellevue.”

Let’s explore some exclusive listings in the heart of Washington’s technological epicenter.

seattle-1$3,389,000 USD | Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Veiled in the heart of Seattle, privately keyed elevator doors open to embrace natural light and luxury. Hand crafted accents and breathtaking views lend themselves to beautiful spaces capped by a spacious master suite and four baths.

seattle-5$2,388,000 USD | Lake Kirkland, Washington | Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on the shores of Juanita Bay, the clean, crisp lines, large pictures windows and gracious covered deck lend themselves to capturing the artful way this home is built for entertaining. Enjoy some of the finest sunsets as they reflect off of the lake’s glistening waters.

seattle-2$2,990,000 USD | Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Recently recognized as The Wall Street Journal’s National “House of The Week,” this modern home offers gorgeous stone and wood finishes and sweeping views. The Hallmark of Four Seasons service supports this home with 24-hr concierge, valet, security, room service, fitness center, housekeeping, outdoor pool & spa.

seattle-4$2,350,000 USD | Carnation, Washington | Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled in the exquisite Blakely Woods development, this private estate skillfully blends traditional Norwest home design with the privacy offered by the surrounding woodlands. Complete with a fully outfitted gourmet kitchen, this secluded sanctuary is the utmost in inviting elegance.

seattle-5$1,799,000 USD | Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Featuring a private Zen garden designed by master gardener Hoichi Kurisu, this culturally inspired home is tranquil and inviting. Waterfalls, lush foliage and dynamic views fuse with a unique architectural aesthetic to make for a one-of-a-kind bonding experience with nature.

seattle-6$2,400,000 USD | Mercer Island, Washington | Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty

Just shy of three acres, this gated home is built for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. Featuring an elevator, private theater, guest suite, sprawling master suite and copious multi-level patios, this sophisticated home offers a truly refined living experience.

Sydney, Australia | Market Spotlight

According to our latest luxury real estate report with Wealth-X, “Sydney is [Australia’s] largest and wealthiest city. Driven by strength in finance, manufacturing, and tourism, the city is home to growing markets and is one of leading financial hubs in the Pacific. It is also the regional headquarters of many large multi-national corporations. Sydney’s skyline, views, beaches and active lifestyle have all proven immensely popular and have made it the most populous city in Oceania.” Let’s explore some exclusive listings that showcase all that Sydney has to offer.

Sydney-1Price Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Ideally positioned with over 20 meters of frontage on Sydney Harbor, this tremendous home offers encompassing views of both the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge all while remaining a tranquil and private escape. Enjoy panoramic views from this highly sought after waterfront home.

Sydney-2Price Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Available for the first time in over four decades, this gracious waterfront villa is situated on Rose Bay. Set discreetly in the established gardens, this vast estate offers incredible harbor views and is designed to entertain, relax and enjoy the generous surroundings.

Sydney-4Price Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

This prestigious private resort-style home offers favorable harbor views from all three floors. Complete with sizable indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, this residence also features a floodlit tennis court, heated pool and a self-contained guest studio. Designed to deliver on an elegantly modern experience, this home does not disappoint.

Sydney-5Price Upon Request | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Flawlessly designed by world-renowned architect Iain Halliday and mentioned in Vogue Living as his favorite residential design, this exceptional seaside residence commands magical, uninterrupted views across Whale Beach to the central coast. Its premier north facing position creates a luxurious haven flooded with sunshine for year-round enjoyment.

> Discover much more in our Luxury Real Estate Report: Homes as Opportunity Gateways with Wealth-X

Dubai | A Modern Oasis in the Middle East

According to our recent collaboration with Wealth-X, “Dubai has rapidly become home to an array of luxury stores, grand hotels and a large array of fine dining and entertainment. It has more billionaires than any other city in the Middle East, and the wide range of activities on offer encourages ultra-high net worth individuals from all over the world to visit Dubai.” Explore the below homes and discover life in this modern oasis.

dubai1$14,975,766 USD | Dubai | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

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