Augmented Reality App Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty Now Available on Apple iOS

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty(SM), the first real estate-branded augmented reality (AR) app, is now available on Apple iOS-enabled devices, iPhone and iPad.  Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty allows consumers to visualize a home as their own before purchase by taking virtually staged images from a flat, 2-D screen into the house itself through the power of AR.

“The launch of Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty has generated excitement throughout our global network and we are proud to see our sales associates adopting this technology and using it as we intended,” said John Passerini, global vice president of interactive marketing, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “There are nearly one billion active iOS devices worldwide.  Making the app available on this platform was a high-priority for us, increasing the reach we have to our core audience.  We look forward to continuing enhancements on Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty to better empower our sales associates and potential homebuyers.”

The app, originally built with ARCore, Google’s AR Software platform, was launched in the Google Play Store earlier this year.

In addition to expanding to iOS, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand has also partnered with luxury furniture and accessories marketplace Viyet to launch shoppable AR scenes within the app.  The partnership with Viyet, a subsidiary of the Sotheby’s auction house, will be ongoing with new, custom-created scenes added regularly to reflect the marketplace’s current inventory.

Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty is powered by roOomy.  To learn more about the app, click here.

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New Listing: 1414 Mokulua Drive, Kailua, HI. 96734

Enter through the discreet and unassuming entrance and escape to an oasis of relaxed refinement and classic island ambiance. Enjoy your life gazing through your windows to the sea with a view of the Mokuluas that you could easily mistake for a dream.

This home evokes a bygone era, yet offers all the modern conveniences of a thoughtfully renovated home. Paddle out with kayakers, outriggers, and turtles. An exquisite tropical garden within the large fully fenced property offers shade, flowers, and a great play area for kids and pets. This is one you truly don’t want to miss.

Contact Agent:
John Schamber
808-479-9236
john@carvillsir.com

New Listing: 2021 Noke St #2401 Kailua, HI 96734

Completely remodeled and upgraded, this private 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with 2 assigned parking spaces is tucked away at the quiet northern end of Aikahi Gardens. Deliberately designed with consistent finishes and enduring materials, this inviting home is spacious and tranquil. Desirable complex includes pool, BBQ area, and clubhouse, and is conveniently located close to H-3, Aikahi Shopping Center, Kaneohe Bay, and Kailua Beach.

Contact Listing Agent:
Eric Olson

New Listing: 606A Kawainui St #D Kailua, HI 96734

Move right in to a spacious Kailua home in a wonderful location. Only 4 years young, a charming single family home w/a fenced yard, set back from the street on a quiet flag lot. Excellent central location, steps to Kailua town’s vibrant restaurant & bar scene, fitness, shopping, & public transportation. Included features in this immaculate home are extra high ceilings, crown moulding, acacia wood laminate floors, stamped cement patio, two car carport w/ample driveway parking, & low-maintenance landscaping. A thoughtful floor plan separates the ensuite master bedroom & other bedrooms w/a great room, which flows to the sun drenched patio & tropical garden. This Single Family Condominium home has no HOA fees. Bigger & better than a townhouse or high-rise, w/no maintenance fee!

Contact Listing Agent:
John Schamber

New Listing: 1655 Kanalui Street, Honolulu, HI. 96816

Rare opportunity in highly desireable Chaminade Terrace. Beautiful views coupled with expansive lanais make this special. The custom kitchen designed by award winning kitchen and bath designer Breck Dangler features Thermador appliances with ample cabinets and counter space. Renovations showcase PV panels (Seller own) with net metering agreement, Pella windows and doors, new exterior paint, travertine & bamboo flooring, closet organizers and a bonus 212 storage room. The huge 800 sq. ft lanais provides space for everyone to relax and enjoy the indoor or outdoor living experience.

Contact Listing Agent:
Nancy Young-Vieira

The First Permitted 3D-Printed Home Unveiled

Last month the first ever permitted 3D printed home in America was unveiled at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. The project was the inception of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand’s charitable partner New Story and their construction technology partner, ICON.

The 3D printer is expected to accomplish the following goals:

  1. Significantly decrease the cost of building a home in the developing world. Currently, it costs $6,500 for New Story to build a home. The printer will significantly cut the cost to $4,000 a home with potential for it to continue to become more affordable.
  2. Make home construction faster. Homes can be built in 12-24 hours with the printer.
  3. Improve the quality of the final home.

A defining factor of this new technology is that it will be used first in the developing world, in El Salvador, for people who are currently living without shelter, a basic human need. The printer can fit on a truck so it’s easily transportable, it’s durable and it uses a mortar that can be found anywhere.

“We made the decision to partner with New Story in 2017 because we agree that the home is the epicenter of your life. New Story’s desire for continued innovation to drive change is remarkable,” says Lindsey Scharf, Director PR & Communications Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “The launch of the 3D printer will make a huge impact in their mission to provide homes for families in the developing world and we are proud to be aligned with them in this venture.”

“We are incredibly proud to help advance New Story’s mission to transform people’s lives by providing the foundation of life, a home,” says John Passerini, Global VP Interactive Marketing, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Their innovative approach to not only building homes but entire communities has already made an incredible difference for so many people and with their introduction of a 3D printer, they will be able to streamline the process like nobody has ever done before.”

The 3D printer received significant media coverage including Architectural DigestFast CompanyWiredThe VergePBS and BuzzFeed to name a few.

Take a closer look at the 3D printer in action

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