If you're one of the lucky few who buy $50M homes without even intending to, but prefer your purchase with a side of endorsement by top interior designers, 1stdibs has got your back. According to a piece in this weekend's Wall Street Journal, the site has just branched into the luxury real-estate game, offering a list of high-end homes that have all been hand-selected by people like Brad Ford, Philip Gorrivan, and Robert Couturier, who offer quotes explaining their particular properties-of-choice. The addition of real estate to the site's already robust offerings—mostly antiques and midcentury finds—makes sense for someone like 1stdibs founder Michael Bruno, who bought a new house just last weekend—one "that he wasn't necessarily looking for." He believes that "[m]ost of the great houses that get sold are to people who are not in the market to buy a house." (Note to self: find these people and become friends with them immediately.) Anyway, a couple of the featured designers—Campion Platt, Kelly Wearstler—have their own homes listed for sale; meanwhile, the Martyn Lawrence-Bullard-designed Osbourne residence in L.A. and a swank Eric Cohler-designed townhouse in NYC are also on the market. These properties are not represented on 1stdibs, which at this point only includes listings from Corcoran and Coldwell Banker Previews International, and mostly ones asking upwards of $10M.
· Fine Homes [1stdibs]
· For Sale: Brooches, Chairs and, Now, $35 Million Homes [WSJ]