Back Yard BBQs That’ll Start The Summer Off Right!

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With the first day of Summer being this month, we are featuring homes with outdoor BBQ’s perfect for entertaining and for kicking summer off right! Enjoy the selection of featured homes.

111 Willow Pond Ct – Wyckoff, New Jersey

orig_054-211286-DJI_0030_4496440_5099013_5164276Fall in love with this classically elegant yet modern Hampton style Center Hall Colonial in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Enjoy the oasis backyard featuring a covered outdoor living room with fireplace, outdoor BBQ, the new bluestone patio surrounds the salt water spa which overflows into the custom pool with sundeck and water slide…

11 Susan Court  – Old Tappan, New Jersey

orig_DSC_3722_4115898Pristine brick colonial set on 1.22 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac with pool, spa, cabana and a fabulous covered patio area with built barbecue and sitting area. 

7 Margaret Ct – Demarest, New Jersey

orig_untitled-65_5137209This fully renovated 5 bedroom, 5 full bath residence is set on almost an acre of custom landscaped property, offering the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living.  The house is completed by a resort-quality pool house with full kitchen, stone fireplace, heated bathroom, changing room, in-ground hot tub and heated gunite pool in a private setting.

858 Summit Ave – Westfield, New Jersey

This open concept Colonial in Westfield features a bi-level deck with an outdoor kitchen and opens to the deep yard which backs up to protected lands…

Successfully Sold

We are excited to share with you a few Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty properties recently sold. Contact an associate for a more comprehensive look at market activity.



239 Woodside Ave – Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Original Price: $2,900,000

Sold Price: $2,450,000

Days on Market: 176

Beds: 5  Baths: 3 full, 3 half


FIRST TIME OFFERED! Extraordinary European Chateau designed by renowned architect and homeowner/interior designer! Inspired by the charm of the original 1920’s cottage, the team recreated and expanded upon the home resulting in an exquisite estate that sits gracefully at the back of a long driveway on 3 lush private acres! Offering approximately 7,000 square feet with  5 bedrooms, 6 baths and an additional 2,200 square foot finished lower level. Floor to ceiling windows throughout with soaring ceilings, repurposed brick, wide plank floors and hand hewn beams. Breathtaking spaces and endless rows of french doors bring the outside in with easy access to expansive exterior patios and gardens! Experience a slice of tranquil European lifestyle at this exceptional Franklin Lakes location.

Listed by: Ellen Horowytz and Mary Premtaj


99 S Mountain Ave

99 S Mountain Ave – Montclair, New Jersey

Original Price: $699,900

Sold Price: $875,000

Days on Market: 15

Beds: 3 Baths: 2 full, 1 half


You will be enchanted by this Norman-style cottage. Showcased with exceptional charm and detail – French doors, beamed ceiling, gleaming hardwood floors and exquisite built-ins. Tucked perfectly away amid lush gardens, stone walls, perennials and climbing roses. Two secluded patios and fish pond. Generous sun-lit rooms. Exquisite living room and dining room. Three large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Lower level office and den opens to the patio. Central air. Mostly new windows, Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Sub-zero, wall oven and warming tray. A Montclair Treasure!

Listed by: Fredericka Mirenda 


73 Riggs Pl – South Orange Village, New Jersey

Original Price: $515,000

Sold Price: $535,000

Days on Market: 6

Beds: 3 Baths: 2 full


When space, location and a pretty setting top your list, look no further! This bright and airy 3 bedroom (+ office) side hall Colonial has so much to offer. Newly updated, nicely appointed rooms, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen with new appliances & 2 updated full baths. Large basement offers a laundry room, plenty of storage space, plumbing for another full or half bath and great rec room potential. Bonuses include a spacious deck overlooking a private and level backyard, a three-season Sunroom & a 2-car garage. Positioned in one of South Orange’s premier pocket neighborhoods, just blocks from the Village, schools & NYC commuter trains. Don’t miss this one!

Listed by: Caroline Gosselin and Jonathan Greene

10944-44 Shearwater Ct 44 - Jersey City10944-44 Shearwater Ct 44 (Penthouse) – Jersey City, New Jersey
Original Price: $375,000

Sold Price: $410,000

Days on Market: 18

Beds: 1 Baths: 1 full, 1 half


Stunning Downtown NYC views highlight this penthouse corner 1,035 square foot one bedroom, one and one-half bath condo at the prestigious Port Liberte. An oversized Living/Dining area has exposures to the South and East allowing light to flood the home throughout the day. Large balcony overlooks amazing river views. Ample storage in the kitchen makes for easy organization. Oversized Bedroom features a large closet and master bathroom en suit. Other features include central air conditioning, garage parking, washer/dryer in unit and all Port Liberte amenities: 24-hour gatehouse security, fitness center, two outdoor pools, tennis courts, basketball court, fenced dog run, outdoor play area, waterfront promenades. Easy NYC commute via onsite high speed ferry or Monday thru Saturday Shuttle to Grove St PATH. Maintenance includes heat, hot water, water, garage parking, sanitation, common area maintenance and use of all the Port Liberte resort-style amenities.

Listed by: Michael Hern


Ask a Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty associate for more comprehensive market activity, as only a few properties have been included in this post.
Information obtained from the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service. Data in whole or in part is supplied by the New Jersey MLS and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed… Data provided may not reflect all the real estate in the market. Data taken 5/30/17.  Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated.

Consumer Confidence | Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer

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Last week, Sotheby’s International Realty® introduced “Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer,” a report examining the confidence, spending habits and purchasing interests of emerging luxury consumers from around the world.  Today, we take a deeper dive into the confidence of the emerging luxury consumer; the report found that those with $250,000 USD to $1 million USD in investable assets are have an overall level of confidence.

Emerging luxury consumers around the world are confident in the economy.  Most feel that their respective national economies are strong and headed in the right direction.  In addition, this demographic is extremely confident in their own personal economic situations and feel that they can afford all the things they want, including a home.


Emerging luxury consumers have also expressed confidence in their respective housing markets.  While many have plans to purchase a luxury home in the next year, there is a significant jump of those looking to purchase a luxury home in the next three years, ranging from 76% of emerging luxury consumers in the United Kingdom to 95% of emerging luxury consumers in India.

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Key motivators behind the emerging luxury consumer’s home purchasing decision vary from country to country and include the state of the housing market, being at the right stage in life and looking for a home to fit a particular lifestyle.


For more information on the confidence of emerging luxury consumers, download the complete “Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer” report by clicking here.