Congratulations, Christie’s!

As the Bermuda affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate – the world’s only luxury real estate network owned by a fine art auction house —   we send our congratulations to Christie’s New York for its amazing, record-breaking accomplishments this week. Not only did the 250+year-old auction house make history on November 15th with its $450 million sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year old mystical masterpiece Salvator Mundi ( a new auction record for any work of art ever sold at auction), but this achievement caps a brilliant $1.4 billion-week where 10 sales surpassed $10 million, eight sales surpass $20 million, and  three surpassed $50 million. Vincent van Gogh’s Laboureur dans un champ, which Christie’s describes as “a richly painted view from the artist’s window at the asylum at Saint-Remy” was a special highlight of the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on November 13th and sold at over $81 million.

Fine art and fine homes are a natural pairing. Sinclair Realty is proud and privledged to represent Christie’s and its clients in Bermuda since 1995.

Read the full report on Christie’s autumn auction season here.

Bermuda Life: The Dining Room Renaissance

Atlanta By The Sea’s dining room overlooks Tucker’s Town Cove and is perfectly proportioned for a gracious round table.

While open plan living isn’t going anywhere soon, Christie’s International Real Estate affiliates around the world are noting a new emerging trend:  the come back of the formal dining room.  It makes complete sense in this day and age —  the dining room as haven for the appreciation of family, fine food, and friends.  Not only is it separate from the clatter and mess of the busy kitchen, but the dining room is the one space in the home where families ‘turn off’ from the noise of social media and focus on those who share our meal.

To celebrate this welcome trend, and in no particular order, here are some of our favourite Bermuda dining rooms from the current listings of Sinclair Realty, the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate:

Playwright Eugene O’Neill raised his glass at historic Bellevue in Paget


The elegant dining room at Cedarhurst, home of the American Consul General


There’s an easy air to this lovely family dining room at Lily Lodge, on Castle Harbour in Tucker’s Town.


Featuring handmade Chinese wallpaper, the stunning formal dining room at Chelston in Paget as served presidents, dignitaries and celebrities.