The first quarter of 2013 brought a number of truly extraordinary properties to market.

“We have continued to see strong sales activity from last year and during the first quarter of 2013,” said Philip White, president and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, “with important transactions throughout the U.S., but notably in California, The Hamptons, Miami and New York – where new condominium sales are setting records. The global high-end real estate market continues with its strong pace in Hong Kong, Australia and last year’s markets saw improved activity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, particularly Dubai.”

In fact, the East Side Manhattan office of Sotheby’s International Realty just announced the exclusive listing of the triplex penthouse at the Pierre Hotel for $125 million.  Here are five other notable properties new to market in 2013.

Montebello, Quebec, Canada |, Property ID 4000039502.

Quebec, Canada
– Sprawling over an impressive 65 thousand acres, Kenauk lays claim to over 70 private lakes and is home to a secluded gated community which includes thirteen well equipped chalets and an exclusive marina.
$79,868,279 USD; $81,250,000 CAD | Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec

Zephyr Cove, Nevada, USA |, Property ID 20298887.

 – Globally recognized as Lake Tahoe’s largest, most exquisite, private land holding, this alluring property is unparalleled in architecture, design, and open-air endeavors.
$75,000,000 USD | Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Capri, Italy| Property ID 4000040230.

Capri, Italy – Due to its strategic location overlooking the town of Capri, this impressive castle was considered one of the most important villas on the whole island and its ruins were radically restored throughout the years, starting with the first renovation works carried out by Carlo d’Angiò in 1283.
$44,820,079 USD, € 35.000.000 EUR | Rome Sotheby’s International Realty

Paris, France | Property ID 4000040106.

PARIS – Built on three levels, this exceptional private mansion offers a family-home feel with elegant volumes. The apartment is served by a glass elevator and has a beautiful terrace overlooking a vast inner courtyard.
$39,761,813 USD, € 31.050.000 EUR | Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby’s International Realty

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA |, Property ID 4457791.

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – Jackson Land and Cattle is set on 560-plus acres of spectacular real estate in the heart of the Jackson Hole’s Spring Gulch Valley, which is famously known for its striking vistas, abundant wildlife and easy Western lifestyle.
$39,000,000 USD | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty