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5 08, 2017

$18.5 Million Cape Dutch-style Luxury Home For Sale in Montecito

By | 2018-07-12T12:10:29+00:00 August 5th, 2017|luxury real estate|4 Comments

A Montecito luxury real estate owned by author Amanda Brown and her husband Justin Chang is now available market for $18.5 million. Amanda and Justin bought the luxury property four years ago for $16.8 million from former Baxter Healthcare vice president, Jack McGinley.

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Cape Dutch-style home with executive pedigree asks $18.5 million in Montecito

Designed by architect Ambrose Cramer and built in 1931, the Cape Dutch-style estate sits on more than three acres with a backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Elaborately rounded gables, sets of double-hung windows and a whitewashed facade are characteristic of the style popularized in the Western Cape of South Africa during the early 17th century… Read more at LATimes.com

The Cape Dutch-style architecture started in Cape Town, South Africa during the 1800’s. This type of architecture had influences from medieval Holland and Germany, Indonesia, and French Huguenots. Which had white washed walls and thatch roofs with a simple symmetrical facade.

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CONSTANTIA — MONTECITO CAPE DUTCH ESTATE

The early Cape Dutch style houses were built very symmetrically— the central door was the focal point, and on either side, two half-windows were equally spaced with two or four full-width windows. The kitchens had open fireplaces and a Dutch oven fitted with iron bars to hold cooking pots. As Cape Town grew, so did the elaborate design of the Cape Dutch style… Read more at Montecito-RealEstate.com

ONE OF A KIND 1930S CAPE DUTCH ESTATE IN MONTECITO

Staggering mountain views and ocean vistas surround this 1930s Cape Dutch estate. Magnificent grounds, of about 3.5 acres, plus an A+ location are a rare find! This spectacular, renovated residence was designed by noted architect, Ambrose Cramer. The home retains the charm and… See more here

29 07, 2017

Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern Home Made for Parties

By | 2017-10-15T09:47:48+00:00 July 29th, 2017|luxury homes|0 Comments

Mid-Century Modern aficionados in Los Angeles don’t have to look far to find their dream home. But if it’s a dream house they seek, this four-bedroom, $1,799,000 home in the Los Feliz neighborhood offers everything an aficionado might desire.

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The Epic Party House: A Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern Made for Entertaining

Entertainers should keep one palm firmly affixed to their jaw, lest it drop to the floor. “The house is known for some epic parties,” says photographer Kate Turning, the homeowner. It’s no wonder: The home features a wet bar, which is completely original “down to the hand-crank Atomic ice crusher hanging on the bar wall,” Turning says… Read more at Realtor.com

From the extravagant decadence of a Hollywood Hills party compound that might just be the next Playboy Mansion to the star-studded parties of the most expensive house in Beverly Hills and the Swedish gaming billionaire who owns it, these party pads were high-profile and heartily documented on Instagram.

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The Most Over-the-Top, Blown-Out LA Party Houses

The Hollywood Hills compound where renters are creating the “next Playboy Mansion,” according to neighbors, has a long history of hosting bikini parties and has been home to many high-traffic tenants over the years. Before these… Read more at Curbed Los Angeles

Justin Bieber party house in Hollywood Hills, California

This is the interior and the exterior view of Justin Bieber’s party house, located in Hollywood Hills, California… Watch here

22 07, 2017

‘Today’ Co-Anchor Natalie Morales Buys $6.8M Home

By | 2018-07-12T11:50:48+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|luxury real estate|1 Comment

Host of “Today”, Natalie Morales recently moved in the west coast and picks up $6.8 million newly-built luxury home in Brentwood, Los Angeles.

Her new 7,000 sq.ft. luxury home has a combination of traditional and contemporary design, with five baths, six bedrooms, and a fireplace inside the master suite.

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‘Today’ Host Natalie Morales Picks Up $6.8M Brentwood Home

Light wood floors stretch throughout the main floor, and a wall of folding french doors leads to an outdoor entertainment space with a pool. The spacious kitchen has an oversize island, and the formal dining room is next to a wine wall set within tempered glass. The home came on the market in… Read more at Realtor.com

Natalie’s luxury home features sliding doors that opens up the rooms in the basement to the backyard. It also has a wine wall in the main dining area and she also has a closet that will make every woman very envious.

You’re Probably Going To Be Jealous Of Natalie Morales’ New Home

It seems Natalie Morales is trading her Hoboken townhouse for a Los Angeles mansion. The Los Angeles Times reports the “Today” show anchor and her husband bought a home in the Brentwood neighborhood for $6.8 million. The home is over 7,000 square feet, complete with… Read more at Kivitv.com

Natalie Morales buys new home in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles-area home was purchased for $6.8 million… Watch here

15 07, 2017

Luxurious $195M Beverly House Is Back On The Market

By | 2017-07-14T02:57:40+00:00 July 15th, 2017|luxury homes|4 Comments

The luxurious Beverly Hills home of William Randolph Hearst is back on the market for a staggering $195 million USD price tag. This luxurious Beverly Hills estate was also featured in some Hollywood movies like “The Bodyguard” and “The Godfather”.

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Beverly House seeks $195 million in the wake of record Playboy Mansion sale

On the heels of the record-setting sale of the Playboy Mansion, another storied Westside estate is ready to up the ante. Attorney-businessman Leonard M. Ross has listed his Beverly Hills home back on the market for $195 million — a $30 million uptick in price from when it was last publicly listed for sale nine years ago. Additionally, the mansion-estate can be purchased with a smaller section of the… Read more at LATimes

The Beverly House is now considered as one of the twelve homes that is priced and listed above $100 million USD. Aside from the very expensive price tag, the house also has a rich history that only a few homes could match.

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Former Hearst Mansion Lists For $195 Million, Ties For Most Expensive Home For Sale In America

The Beverly Hills estate once owned by media-titan William Randolph Hearst with actress Marion Davies is back on the market this week for a whopping $195 million. The storied listing ties the Ziff family compound in Manalapan, Fla. as the most… Read more at Forbes

The Mediterranean mansion was built by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. It is a star in its own right, hosting JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy for their honeymoon… Watch here

25 05, 2017

L.A. Clippers’ Chris Paul Sells His Bel-Air Luxury Home

By | 2017-04-23T10:20:34+00:00 May 25th, 2017|luxury real estate|0 Comments

L.A. Clippers’ superstar point guard Chris Paul is planning to make a change to his home lineup, listing his luxury estate in Bel-Air up for sale at $11.4 million. It was 4 years ago that the NBA All-Star bought the 8-bedroom, 11-bathroom luxurious mansion 4 years ago from singer, Avril Lavigne for $8.4 million.

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L.A. Clippers star Chris Paul puts his Bel-Air home in play at $11.5 million

The 12,184 square feet of interior has been updated during Paul’s ownership and features vibrant hardwood floors, modern fixtures and white gallery walls. Among the amenities are a 12-seat theater, a billiards room and a gym with a sauna. An elevator services both floors… Read more at Los Angeles Times

Just because 9-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul listed his Bel-Air luxury home for $11.5 million, that does not mean he is leaving the Clippers via free agency. While the L.A. Clippers’ star point guard is giving up this SoCal luxury home, he bought another luxury home in Calabasas last time.

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NBA Superstar Chris Paul Selling Bel Air Mansion for $11.5M

Among its more arresting features are a subterranean wine cellar with storage for 500 bottles, a 12-seat home theater, an elevator, a billiard room, a gym with sauna, a 10-car garage, and a backyard that includes a covered entertainment area, a kitchen, a barbecue station, and a pool… Read more at Realtor.com

LA Clippers’ Chris Paul Calabasas House – Chris Paul Cars Collection (LA Clippers)

L.A. Clippers star Chris Paul has bought a home in Calabasas for $8.995 million. The star point guard, who bought the Bel-Air home of singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne three years ago, has paid $8.995 million for an estate in a guard-gated community popular among celebrities and professional athletes… Watch here

18 05, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres Selling Her Santa Barbara Luxury Home For $45 Million

By | 2017-04-13T19:03:44+00:00 May 18th, 2017|luxury homes|0 Comments

Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia simply don’t have the time to use their luxury home in Santa Barbara, according to Sotheby’s International Realty, who’s listing the luxury property. The couple has bought and flipped several pricey luxury homes in Southern California.

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Ellen DeGeneres is selling her Santa Barbara mansion for $45 million — take a look inside

The house, which is featured in DeGeneres’ 2015 book “Home” and is known as “The Villa,” was designed in the 1930s by architect Wallace Frost. Frost originally built this two-story home for himself. After spending time in Italy, he wanted to recreate the classical style of a 17th-century Italian villa. Since purchasing… See more at Business Insider

Ellen DeGeneres is also having another try at selling one of her Southern Los Angeles luxury homes. Ellen recently relisted a Beverly Hills luxury condo she owns with wife Portia. The couple listed their spacious luxury condo for almost $7 million. The luxury condo features breathtaking views of L.A. situated in the chic and luxurious Beverly West towers.

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi put LA condo back on the market for cut price of $7million

The 3800 square foot spot features a panoramic view of Los Angeles, also boasting two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen and floor to ceiling windows. For those in the market for something more short term, the space is available to rent for $23,500 per month… Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Romantic Villa in Montecito, California

In the hills of Santa Barbara, the pure pastoral ambience of the Tuscan countryside pervades this elegant stone villa, with its gentle light, rugged stone and wood and reverence for the natural surroundings. Perched on a crest with views of the ocean, harbor, and mountains, the secluded estate was designed and built in the 1930s by celebrated architect Wallace Frost… Watch here

11 05, 2017

Luxury ‘Wave’ Home In Los Angeles

By | 2017-04-13T18:11:00+00:00 May 11th, 2017|custom homes|0 Comments

Situated in the neighborhood of Venice in L.A., Mario Romano’s Luxury Wave House must rank as one of the most unique homes we have ever seen. This eye-catching luxury home is wrapped in a facade is digitally designed and fabricated on-site comprising 300 individually cut pieces of white powdercoated aluminum.

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Luxury home comes wrapped in an undulating aluminum skin

Having 5,700 sq ft (529 sq m) of floorspace, spread over two floors, the Wave House is entered by a pivoting front door that’s inspired by a skateboard deck. Inside, the home features intricate patterned walls designed by Romano and lots of suitably high-end furniture. There are a total of five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and an outdoor lounge area boasts a small home cinema. Sliding glass doors open the… See more at New Atlas

The view from the street the Venice Wave House looks like it’s flowing toward the pacific ocean, the swirling aluminum panels held in place by some invisible force. This luxury home design is a departure from the traditional boxy houses that surround the area.

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A Look Inside L.A.’s Famous Wave House

The earth and sky are never far from sight, but Romano goes a step further in embracing the outdoors. The patterns that adorn the walls and floors are taken directly from nature: tortoiseshell geometrics, stripes on windswept sand, starlike bursts in deep space. “I’ve tapped into the intelligence of nature,” says Romano. “We always thought it was chaotic, but the new science—fractal geometry—shows that… Read more at Los Angeles Magazine

The Wave House | 1234 Morningside Way Venice

An architectural paragon of artistry and building science, The Wave House, designed and built by Mario Romano, presents a new way of living the Venice, California lifestyle. Fluid spaces, walls of windows and intricately carved surfaces that mirror nature’s unique geometry… Watch here

4 05, 2017

Breathtaking Mediterranean Luxury Home in Coronado, California

By | 2017-04-08T20:00:52+00:00 May 4th, 2017|luxury homes|0 Comments

This Mediterranean-style property takes in breathtaking views of the surrounding bay and nearby San Diego horizon.

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Home of the Day: Mediterranean manse in Coronado

Inside, it’s the lavish details that draw the eye. A formal entry centers on a curved staircase with decorative black-and-gold ironwork. Leaded glass windows, crystal chandeliers and marble flooring feature prominently throughout the… See more at LA Times.

Coronado means “The Crowned One,” in spanish. It truly lives up to its nickname “The Crown City,” having been a vacation destination for many prominent and opulent people in the past.

It has wide tree-lined streets, gorgeous, vintage mansions, and a wide variety of unique shops and restaurants.

27 04, 2017

Ashley Tisdale Sells Her Studio City Home for $2.66M

By | 2017-05-15T13:40:27+00:00 April 27th, 2017|California builders|0 Comments

Hollywood multi-talented artist and producer and her husband, Christopher French, are selling their luxury Cape Cod home in Studio City for $2.66 million. The 4,976 sq. ft. luxury home has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, a home theater, and Caesarstone countertop kitchen and Thermador appliances.
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Actress Ashley Tisdale Selling Cape Cod in Studio City for $2.66M

If they weren’t busy enough with show business, the couple might also be exploring careers in house-flipping. Variety reports the duo owned the Cape Cod-style abode in Studio City for just over a year before putting it on the market… Read more at Realtor.com

The state-of-the-art luxury home also includes high-technology features such as a Control4 system to control the lighting and music throughout the entire property, a security system with 8 security cameras and a Jandy Wireless Remote. Outside the house, there’s a huge backyard with a covered patio, saltwater pool and spa, with a barbecue area that has a trellis roof.

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This Is What Ashley Tisdale’s $2.7 Million House Looks Like

Just a year after buying her home for $2.5 million, the High School Musical alum is moving on out again and listing her current abode in Studio City. The actress is selling her five-bedroom, six-bathroom home for $2.7 million, according to Trulia. Built in 2015, the Cape Cod-style residence sits at 5,000 square feet and boasts luxuries such as five en-suite bedrooms, dual walk-in closets… Read more at Celebuzz!

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20 04, 2017

Former Bond Girl Sells Vintage Luxury Beverly Hills Home

By | 2017-05-15T13:43:23+00:00 April 20th, 2017|luxury homes|0 Comments

Swedish-born model and former Bond girl, Ursula Andress, retired from acting in 2005 and is now selling her Beverly Hills luxury home. She is selling her 90210 luxury abode for $2.5 million.

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Former Bond Girl Ursula Andress Selling Vintage Beverly Hills Home for $2.5M

The master suite has rows of french doors opening up to views of the pool, courtyard, and mountains in the background. There is a fireplace and built-in bookshelves to balance the space. However, the real glitz is in the master bathroom. With walls of mirrors, marble countertops, and a separate glassed-in shower, the room feels exactly like the… Read more at Realtor.com

Ursula’s luxury home has features like parquet wood floors, built-in bookshelves, walls of mirrors, glassed-in shower, wraparound track lights, a wet bar and more.

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Ursula Andress, ‘Dr. No’ Bond Girl, Seeking $2.5M for Beverly Hills 3-Bed

The original James Bond girl, Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in “Dr. No,” is looking to offload her Beverly Hills home for $2.5 million. Measuring in at 2,747 square feet, Andress’ home is heavily influenced by the styles of the 1970s and holds three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are features like… See more at American Luxury

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