SOUTH CAROLINA, NEW YORK, LONDON, CALIFORNIA AND NEW ZEALAND - From lively urban penthouses to serene ocean views, the second quarter of 2013 brought a number of truly spectacular properties to the market. Take a journey through the extraordinary with these notable new top properties from around the world.

Charleston, South Carolina | Property ID 4360943

Charleston, SC – In historic Charleston, off Legare and Tradd Streets and behind a distinctive wrought-iron gate, this Federal-style home is surrounded by gracious patios and lush gardens. Inside, Adam-detailed wood- and plasterwork contrasts with high-tech amenities.

$18,800,000 USD | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

New York, New York | Property ID 0018837

New York – Located in one of the world’s greatest hotels, the penthouse located at The Pierre Hotel is a residence that will forever remain without peer in Manhattan. This incomparable property encompasses the entire 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors and has beautiful 360-degree views of Manhattan.

$125,000,000 USD | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

London, England | Property ID 400004079

London – A truly magnificent penthouse apartment in one of the most glamorous locations in London with spectacular uninterrupted, 150 foot frontage views over Hyde Park. This sensational lateral flat offers state-of-the-art luxury living such as a fully equipped gym, beauty treatment room, home cinema and 6 stunning and spacious roof terraces and gardens.

Price Upon Request | London Sotheby’s International Realty

Dana Point, California, USA | Property ID 20785454

California – This gorgeous Cape Cod oceanfront beach estate is located on the white sands of Strands Beach with stunning panoramic sunset views of the Pacific Ocean. With custom disappearing glass doors, the home’s open living spaces capture sights and sounds of the ocean and make for true an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

$23,500,000 USD | HOM Sotheby’s International Realty

Te Rere Cove, New Zealand | Property ID 4000041702

New Zealand - Architecturally designed in a casual, elegant style this impeccable hilltop mansion has been elevated on the ridgeline to maximize views across the Hauraki Gulf to the city of Auckland. Located on 34 acres of prime waterfront, this spectacular property includes its very own boutique winery which boasts harvest of syrah, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot gris.

Price Upon Request | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty