As part of the Sothebys International Realty network, Im privileged to see some truly exceptional real estate every day, both here in the Boston real estate market and beyond. In this blog post Im going to showcase some listings that are new to the market, courtesy of some of my affiliations here in Boston and beyond. These homes may vary greatly in style, but they are all exceptional properties.So whether youre looking for your own piece ofBoston real estateor dreaming about owning abroad, these homes are sure to please. If youre ever looking for real estate, please consider me your resource whether youre looking here in Boston or beyond.Boston -Spectacular Contemporary PH Duplex atop the Lafayette Lofts in Midtown w/ over 1800 Sq Ft, the largest condo in the complex. Floor to ceiling windows along the front wall add dramatic rooftop appeal to this modern space. The rich wood tones of the chefs kitchen include large granite island & countertops, sub zero refrigerator & high end stainless appliances. Perfect layout for entertaining--Kitchen, Dining area & LR w/gas FP & Terrace. Featuring 3 bedrooms each with en suite baths plus half bath for guest. Master bdrm has a curtain wall of glass & the additional open space, perfect for office/study. Extra large storage unit - great bonus to this home which includes central air, washer/dryer & secure access via videophone. Next to Financial District, Chinatown, steps to South Station, the Greenway, Boston Common, public transport, highways, Roche Brothers, Whole Foods and all the amazing things Boston has to offer. --- Direct Access Rental Garage Parking available. For more information on this beautiful example of Boston real estate, click here.Illinois -Exquisite French Country hotel chic' estate on nearly three acres in South Barrington's most affluent gated community. This new construction custom retreat offers timeless elegance, elaborate finishes and unparalleled design. One of the finest estates ever locally built, this property has: a two story conservatory, kitchen that rivals those in 5-star restaurants (plus three others), library, six ensuite bedrooms with steam showers, gentleman's pub, four laundry rooms, heated garages for six cars, full spa with fireplace, massage and pedicure rooms, infinity swimming pool, outdoor spa tub, terraced travertine patios, elevator, two glass enclosed wine rooms, gym, theatre room, game room and 1700 square foot master suite with sitting and dressing rooms. The estate has a flexible floor plan with separate lavish 1400 square foot in-law apartment and additional au pair suite. Home boasts large plank hardwood floors, natural stone, detailed crown molding, bridal staircase and radiant heat throughout. For more information on this beautiful masterpiece, click here.France -Words cannot describe this former Mill offered for sale in the village of Tourtour. The house dates from the 12th century and has been completely renovated incorporating many of the original features of the property. Inside, the extensive living room has a vaulted ceiling complete with the original exposed beams. The mill workings have been preserved and add to the character of the living room. There are 3 bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. The guest house has a living room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a terrace. Outside, there is a garden of 4000 m which has been planted with olive trees. There is a large swimming pool and the terraces enjoy breathtaking views across Provence. For more information on this estate, click here.California -Situated in one of the most established Hollywood Hills neighborhoods, this extraordinary Architectural Contemporary estate is outfitted with the finest representation of impeccable design, craftsmanship, and detail. With stunning city views, gracious indoor and outdoor living spaces, and grand room sizes, the nearly 4,800-sq.ft. residence is suited for the most sophisticated buyers. The finely appointed interiors convey a welcoming and relaxed sensibility which flow seamlessly throughout the home. Luxurious gourmet kitchen offers Italian cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. Magnificent pool, as well as outdoor fireplace on an amazing deck, complete the lifestyle opportunity of the estate grounds. Truly breathtaking living experience in the Hills. For more information on this exceptional Beverly Hills home, click here.