Blog :: 03-2017

Sotheby's International Realty Brand and New Story Partnership

by Erik Weinbrecht

Originally published on March 8, 2017 | Extraordinary Living Blog

The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is proud to announce that it has partnered with New Story, a non-profit organization that puts 100% of donations toward transforming dangerous living environments into communities of safe, sustainable homes, for $6,000 a home.

Why did we choose New Story as a partner?

  • 100% of donations go directly to the field. They operate with completely separate overhead cost so every dollar donated goes straight to building homes.
  • Donors have the ability to see the exact family they're sponsoring, along with the supplies and costs their donation is covering. In the beginning, the donor receives a photo of the family and their story. When the home is completed, they are delivered a move-in video to share in the excitement of this incredible effort.
  • They hire local labor and buy domestic materials to boost the country’s economy. New Story does more than build houses – they provide jobs and economic stability for the communities they service.

Watch this video to get a closer look at New Story, who was just named one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" for 2017 in their not-for-profit sector.

Click here to learn more about New Story and meet the Guillaume family from Haiti, the recipients of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand donation.

Art and Home | March/April 2017

Inside this issue

Compliments of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Extraordinary Properties: Form & Function

In certain circles, innovative architecture is a boundary-pushing test of one-upmanship, with architects juxtaposing and exaggerating existing styles and silhouettes while playfully embracing the element of surprise. Read Full Article >>

Oliver Furth’s Design Dialogue

Oliver M Furth has rarely met a beautiful antique he did not covet, whether an elegant 18th-century Georgian chair or a handsome Arts and Crafts sideboard. Read Full Article >>

The Art of Fashion Exhibitions

With decades of experience, craft and creation behind them, many of the most celebrated fashion houses have built up extensive archives that chart their singular stories in the world of style. Read Full Article >>

The Woolworth Tower Remains a Downtown Classic

Long before the retail chains we know, Woolworth's was the most successful American and international five-and-dime, the originator of a model that is still relevant today. As a result, three decades after his first Utica, New York, store opened in 1879, Frank W Woolworth had become a genuine mogul, eager to secure a prominent corner of Manhattan and erect the kind of trophy headquarters he would call "an ornament to the city." Read Full Article >>

Herzogpark: Munich's Urban Oasis

Centuries-old trees, a brook, a bridge. Swaying weeping willows, ferns in clusters, colourful bursts of perennials in a carpet of green. With myriad propitious enclaves for repose and dreaming amid more than three acres in which to roam and play, the English-style garden at Herzogpark is a wondrous sight, made all the more precious for being located in the centre of Munich, Germany's third-largest city. Read Full Article >>

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty's Nancy Leigh Wins 1st Annual Lasagna Bake Off supporting York Food Pantry

On Tuesday, 2/28, our very own Nancy Leigh participated in and WON the First Annual Lasagna Bake Off hosted by First Financial Mortgage and Red Door Title supporting the York Community Service Association. The night raised $740.00 for the York Food Pantry. Five chefs from area real estate offices faced off to see who's lasagna baking skills were best and Nancy won first prize best overall!


The Chefs: Marjorie Rogers, Nancy Ergmann, Debbi Bozworth, Nancy Leigh & Teri Woods (left to right)

More Photos from the night:
Showing support: Brenna Bullis, Susan Mellette, Holly Breton, Louise Ducharme, Teri Woods & Wally Kallenback (left to right)


Chefs with Michelle Surdoval: Teri Woods, Debbi Bozworth, Marjorie Rogers, Nancy Ergmann, Nancy Leigh & Michelle Surdoval Executive Director at York Community Service Assoc. (top to bottom)


Nancy accepts her first place award