Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Today's Top Luxury Estates in Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, 
and Seattle Listed For Sale
                                           
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                                   "A mansion is a large and stately dwelling"

The word mansion derives through Old French from the Latin word mansio "dwelling", an abstract noun derived from the verb manere "to dwell". The English word "manse

originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself, but a 
mansion is no longer self-sustaining in this way.  'Manor' comes from the same root territorial holdings granted to a lord who would remain there. Hence it is easy to see how the word 'Mansion' came to have its meaning.

The exact definition of the word “mansion” varies but in U.S. real estate terms, it’s generally defined as a single family residence of more than 8,000 square feet. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary just calls it “a large and imposing residence.” Either way, these sizeable dwellings are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and celebrated examples of residential architecture.

Today's Best Mansions 

#1      917 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, with 7 bedrooms, 13 baths, and 12,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $28,800,000.









Rarely does a property of such distinction become available for purchase. Located in prime BH at the base of Trousdale estates & sited just above the landmark Greystone Mansion this unique 2 acre trophy estate sits privately behind gates. Once past the gated entry a large motor court w/ fountain leads to a sprawling 1-story estate which is apprx. 12,000 sf. Conceived and designed by world renowned architects and designers including Richard Landry, Didier Michot and Roy Sklarin, the interiors are of uncompromising quality, design and craftsmanship. Every detail, finish & surface has been masterfully executed. High ceilings, beautifully inlaid floors and exquisitely detailed moldings can be found throughout. The main home offers 5 bdrm suites, 7 baths and 2 powder rooms. A separate 2 bdrm, 2 bath guest house w/ kitchen is also offered. The park-like grounds include pool, spa, fountains, spacious patio areas, expansive grassy yard and organic gardens. Magical hillside and city views complete this estate.
                                


                                    


                     











#2     33218 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 5,254 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $60,000,000

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Never before on the market,super model Cindy Crawford has transformed this residence into a one-of-a-kind beach compound. Very private and secluded beach-side estate on a park-like setting of 3 natural manicured acres with mature trees, panoramic ocean views and path to beach. Long driveway winds past a tennis court to a newly renovated 2-story home. The main floor offers a great rm with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors w, stunning panoramic views, a sitting and dining area, media room, gourmet island kitchen, breakfast bar and a large wraparound deck with fire pit. The large ocean view master suite has a fireplace, sitting area, 2-separate spa-like baths and dressing closets is located on the 2nd level along with 2-private entrance en-suite bdrooms situated around a large interior courtyard. A 4th large room with ocean views is used as a media room, but could also function as a home office or 4th bedroom. A 3rd private entrance en-suite bedroom includes an island kitchen, spa-like bath and large closet. 3-car garage with ample guest parking. 

33218 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

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33218 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

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Today's Top Real Estate News

Californians Fleeing High Cost Of Housing


By Kevin Smith
Southern California News Group

California’s warm weather, sunny beaches and world-class schools have lured people to the Golden State for decades, but rising home prices are turning that equation around. Data analysis firm CoreLogic says that for every home buyer coming into California, another three are selling their homes, packing up and moving out, CNN Money reported recently.

The trend of out-migration was also noted in a separte trio of reports released earlier this year by Beacon Economics. Beacon noted that 625,000 more U.S. residents left California between 2007 and 2014 than moved into the state. The vast majority ended up in Texas, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Washington.The search for more affordable housing is sending low and middle-income workers out of the state, while higher-wage workers continue to move in, which argues against the theory that high taxes are driving people away.

“California has an employment boom with a housing problem,” said Beacon founding partner Christopher Thornberg. “The state continues to offer great employment opportunities for all kinds of workers, but housing affordability and supply represent a significant problem.”
Home prices and rents have been rising steadily for more than four years.

CoreLogic figures for September show home prices were up 5 percent year over year in Orange County, nearly 7 percent in Los Angeles County and almost 6 percent in the Inland Empire.

Mel Wilson, broker and owner of Mel Wilson and Associates Realtors in Northridge, said many people who are near retirement or living on a fixed income are looking for a less costly lifestyle. “As they retire they are trying to figure out how they can live but not outlive their money,” he said.

Many baby boomers are moving to Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Georgia or North Carolina where home prices are considerably lower. Still others are relocating to Texas. Home prices are cheaper there, he said, although property taxes are higher.

Wilson said high housing prices are also impacting younger Californians.
California home prices have risen in part because of a lack of inventory.

From 2005 to 2015, permits were filed for only 21.5 housing units per every 100 new residents in the state. That put the Golden State second to last behind Alaska, where only 16.2 housing permits were filed for every 100 new residents. On the flip side, Michigan saw 166 permits filed for every 100 new residents

Today's Top LA Luxury Estates
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The median home value in Los Angeles County is $532,800. Los Angeles County home valhave gone up 6.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year

The median home value in Brentwood, 90049 is $2,302,200. Brentwood home values have gone up 3.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.6% within the next year

The median home value in Malibu is $2,500,600. Malibu home values have declined -0.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Beverly Hills is $2,998,500. Beverly Hills home values have gone up 4.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year.

Today's Top  Phoenix/Scottsdale/Paradise Valley/Carefree Luxury Estates phoenixluxuryestates.com

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The median home value in Scottsdale is $416,600. Scottsdale home values have gone up 4.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Carefree is $737,400. Carefree home values have gone up 3.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.


The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,639,200. Paradise Valley home values have  gone up 3.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the next year.


#1     37801 N Stirrup Circle, Carefree, AZ 85377 with 8 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 9,437 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,650,000










Stirrup Circle Ranch is beautifully tucked into the rolling hills of Carefree.  This approximate 10 acre gated equestrian estate offers a main house with attached guest house, a detached guest house, fully-equipped barn fitted with six over-sized stalls with runs, arena, two turnout areas, and an RV barn. The main house offers an ideal setting for effortless living and is complimented by a heated indoor diving pool. Connected to the pool is an attached guest house, which is perfect for guests or as an in-law suite. Impressive mountain and city light views surround the main house, providing the picturesque backdrop for outdoor entertaining. The spacious master suite boasts a handsome office, dual vanities, steam shower, jetted soaking tub, and private patio with a cozy fireplace.


















































































































#2     37 Biltmore Estates Drive, Phoenix.Scottsdale, AZ 85016 with 8 bedrooms, 
11 baths, and 10,293 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,200,000.


Grand European Estate on the famed Biltmore Circle. Enjoy Stunning Mountain and Golf Course Views. Authentic Materials and Elegant Finishes Curated from World Travels were Blended to Create this Memorable Estate. Italian Slab Marble, Gold Leaf, Custom Molding, Forged Iron and Carved Limestone Grace this 8 BR Residence. Dramatic Grand Foyer with Sweeping Staircase Leads to Stunning Formal Living Room and Dining Salon. Clive Christian Kitchen with Top-Tier Appliances Opens To Comfortable Family Room w Signature Limestone FP. Moroccan Inspired Game Room/Bar Captures the Essence of Casablanca. Decadent Master Suite Enjoys Spa Bath. 2 BR Guest House, Private Office Suites and Home Elevator. Impressive Grounds and Beautiful Patio Spaces are Idealfor Grand-Entertaining or Intimate Celebration


























Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estates
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The median home value in San Diego County is $516,200. San Diego County home values have gone up 5.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year.  

The median home value in La Jolla is $1,685,000. La Jolla home values have gone up 6.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year

The median home value in Solana Beach, 92075 is $1,257,000. Solana Beach home values have gone up 2.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.


The median home value in Del Mar, 92014 is $1,602,400. Del Mar home values have gone up 2.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% within the next year.


#1     16250 Rambla De Las Flores, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 5 bedrooms, 
8 baths, and 12,553 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,000,0000







Extraordinarily elegant single-level Mediterranean inspired estate located in the highly desired Rancho Santa Fe Covenant exudes sophistication, refinement and luxury. Through regal gates, enter this tranquil, private sanctuary replete with beautiful fountains, cascading waterfalls to the pool/spa and multiple private courtyards. With $3M in upgrades recently lavished on the inside and out of this magnificent home, no expense was spared in the attention to detail.


























#2      1585 Coast Walk, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 6,059 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,750,000.


Perfectly poised this contemporary & incredible OCEAN BLUFF home showcases a lesson in masterful design. "Nationally Recognized & Award Winning" Architectural Legend Henry Hester, scores a PERFECT 10 for High Style and Great Design. This Rarely available & highly sought after location, is a short scenic and picturesque stroll to the "Village of La Jolla" which is home to some of the finest shops, restaurants, Theatres and Galleries San Diego has to offer.














Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estates
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The median home value in San Francisco is $1,104,000. San Francisco home values have gone up 0.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,203,400. Sausalito home values have gone up 6.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,360,800. Tiburon home values have gone up 2.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.0% within the next year.


The median home value in Saratoga is $2,331,600. Saratoga home values have gone up 1.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.1% within the next year


#1     2650 21st Street, San Francisco-Inner Mission, CA 94110 with 8 bedrooms,
 7 baths, and 4,00 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,495,000.








Transformed from a 1920's shoe repair shop into a 

Stunning residential gem, this corner building is a light-filled urban retreat. The beautifully crafted facade surrounds a breathtaking modern and extremely livable home. Soaring ceilings with dramatic scale, outdoor spaces over four levels, custom Spa/Sauna, Wine Cellar, Movie Theater, Roof Deck, Thermador/Leicht Kitchen. Three Bedrooms two bathrooms all on top, separate cottage perfect for an office/guest suite. 2 beds 2 baths on 1st flr, 2 more on lower level. 20th street gourmet restaurants and 280/101 access 1 blk away. 2 car garage with 220 outlet. Radiant heat in 7 zones 3 gas fireplaces.























#2      2064 Jackson Street, San Francisco-Pacific Heights, CA 94109 with 
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2,846 sq.ft. is listed for saqle at 7,495,000 


Atop of famed Pacific Heights is a state-of-the-art Penthouse like no other. This two-level penthouse is in a new building created from the ground up. No expense was sparred to deliver the highest quality in finishes & design. The interior was elevated by iconic designer Will Wick. This 3 bedroom penthouse features one of the largest outdoor decks in all the San Francisco's most elite homes. The Penthouse is located on mansion row of Jackson Street at Laguna. The location is one block from arguably the best park in San Francisco, newly remodeled Lafayette Park. It is steps to Union Street and two blocks to Gough Street for easy access downtown or the Peninsula, making it one of the most sought after locations in San Francisco.









Today Top Seattle Luxury Estates
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The median home value in Kirkland is $576,800. Kirkland home values have gone up 14.6%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $592,200. Seattle home values have gone up 15.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Bellevue is $730,000. Bellevue home values have gone up 13.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,240,400. Mercer Island home values have 

gone up 12.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,200,500. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 10.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.5% within the next year.


The median home value in Medina is $2,389,900. Medina home values have gone up
12.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 5.1% with in the next year



#1     1000 Waterfront Lane, Seattle, WA 98118 with 7 bedrooms, 11 baths, and 
12,330 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,688,000.



Iconic gated estate offers 138' of waterfront and mountain views. This updated custom 
home has the finest in quality, design and finish details. Fabulous Chef's gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances, granite tops, and entertaining island. Caretaker's cottage/home theater/gym/pool/elevator/steam/sauna/indoor spa and 2 master suites are just a few of the spectacular features. Rolling lawn leads to the outdoor waterfall, grotto, and private dock with year-round deep moorage. Truly one of a kind waterfront retreat.


                            







#2      1000 1st Avenue #2401, Seattle-Pioneer Square, WA 98104 with 2 bedrooms, 
3 bahts, and 3.740 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,450,000.



One of the premier penthouses in the Northwest encompassing the Southern half of the top floor at Madison Tower/Hotel 1000. Huge views over Puget Sound from the formal living, dining, entry, and oversized kitchen, complimented by dramatic City views from the massive master suite and guest wing. 3,470 square feet of luxury living, 2 decks, and hotel amenities including spa, room service, virtual golf, library, conference room, 3 car valet parking, fitness, 24-hr concierge, and roof top terrace