Friday, January 13, 2017


Today's Best Mansion and Top  Luxury Estates in Los Angeles, Phoenix, 
San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle Listed For Sale.

The exact definition of the word "mansion" varies but in U.S. real estate terms, it generally defined as single family residence of more than 6,000 square feet. Mansion derives through Old French from the Latin word "mansio". The English word "manse" originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself. The word "manor" comes from the same root territorial holdings granted to a lord who would remain there. Therefore, it is easy to see how a "mansion" came to have its meaning.

Today's Best Mansion Listed For Sale    


#1     800 S Pointe Drive, Penthouse #2204, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 with 
5 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 21,420 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $65,000,000

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Undoubtedly the best apartment South of New York City, and the best views and location Miami has to offer. 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms Tri-level Penthouse with over 8,200 sq ft/interior space and 13,000 sq ft /exterior including a 7,000 sq ft rooftop terrace with private pool, jacuzzi, cabana, outdoor kitchen, movie theatre and dining. Spanning the 22nd, 23rd and 24th floors of the most luxurious and private building in Miami, this incredible apartment was conceived and designed by award winning PH design group.









Today's Top Real Estate News  

9 Creative Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive




Many people dream of buying a brand new home, but in many cases this isn’t an option. If you feel like your home looks drab and inexpensive, you don’t need to spend an arm and leg on upgrades. A few simple DIY projects can create a space that looks new and on trend.

1. Paint the Floor


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Are you dealing with ugly vinyl or wood flooring that you can’t afford to replace? Paint it instead. Give unattractive old flooring a breath of design, and make an old room look as if it belongs in a beautiful new house. Use porch paint instead of regular wall paint, since porch paint is designed to take foot traffic. Try creating stripes, squares or diamonds with tape to give the floor a unique look. Of course, if you’re pressed for time or money (or both) a single new color will work wonders, too.

2. Redo Outdated Light Fixtures

Ugly light fixtures are a major reason why rooms look drab. Thankfully, you can find inexpensive fixtures online and at your local hardware store. To save money, go for simple, modern fixtures that won’t go out of style anytime soon and that will match many decor styles. If you can afford to splurge a little, a small but chic chandelier in the dining room or bedroom will add a pop of elegance. Do the same with your porch light!

3. Add Window Dressings

Blinds are fine for utility’s sake, but they don’t look very pretty. Even if your current blinds work just fine, hang window dressings anyway. Get stylish curtain rods and pretty curtains that match each room’s decor. Make sure you hang them in a uniform manner. Current styles dictate that your dressings extend about a foot above your window, and at least a few inches past each side. Hanging your dressings high creates the illusion your ceiling is higher  than it is. Some people hang their curtains right at the ceiling for a dramatic effect.

4. Put up Crown Moulding

Crown moulding hides the joints between your walls and ceilings. It’s not the sort of detail people notice right away, but it will make your room look and feel more valuable from the get-go. The subtle detail also looks beautiful above bland window frames, and will add an element of elegance to your window dressings, too. Crown moulding is especially attention grabbing if you paint it a different color than the walls and the ceiling to make it stand out. Many go with white, but wood stain looks gorgeous too.

5. Paint Your White Fridge Metallic

Stainless steel refrigerators have been in for many years, and for good reason; They give your kitchen an expensive look. If you can’t splurge on new appliances, get some metallic paint at your local hardware store and paint your white refrigerator’s doors, handles and sides. You can choose paint that mimics stainless steel, or get creative and choose another metallic tint that matches your kitchen’s existing decor. Brightly colored refrigerators are also in this year. Decide what will look best in your kitchen.

6. Paint the Garage to Create a Faux Carriage Door


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Want a simple, easy way to spruce up your garage door? Paint it to look as if it has windows. If your garage door needs a new coat of paint anyway, take this opportunity to spruce it up and give it a new color. Then, along the top of your garage door, lay out rectangles with painter’s tape. Cross them with tape, too, to create a window-pane pattern. Use shiny black paint to fill in the small rectangles you’ve created. When you peel off the tape, it’ll look like you’ve got a bunch of tiny windows in your garage door, creating the look of an old carriage house. You can add hardware as a finishing touch.

7. Frame the Television

Why bother with a boring wall mount or a plain TV stand when you can frame your television? If you’re up for it, you can build a frame to fit your television. Because that’s the kind of DIY project that not everyone can handle, you can also find a frame significantly bigger than your television and simply place it on the wall around your television. Or consider framing some of your favorite artwork in thin frames that look something like your television’s existing plastic frame. Then hang that artwork around your television so that it looks like another part of the wall art.

8. Cover Old Floors With Laminate

If you’re sick of your carpet or old tile, but don’t have the budget for real hardwood floors, try laminate flooring as a temporary, much less expensive option. You can place the laminate right on top of your old floor for a totally new look!

9. Try Your Hand at Wallpaper

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Wallpaper is the perfect way to add some personality to your walls and make your home look more expensive. If you’re a commitment phobe, try a removable wallpaper that you can easily switch out.

You don’t have to spend a lot to make your home look chic and expensive. Some smart shopping and a fun weekend of DIY projects is all it will take to spruce up some of the parts of your home you’re not happy with.


Today's Top LA Luxury Estate Listed For Sale 



The median home value in Los Angeles County is $547,000. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year, Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood is $2,493,500. Brentwood home values have gone up 10.9% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% with the next year.

The median home value in Malibu  is $2,866,200.  Malibu home values have gone up 6.4% 
over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0 % with the year.

The median home value in Beverly Hills is $3,033,400.  Beverly Hills hhome values have gone up 4.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% with the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,307,000. Bel  Air home values have gone up 5.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.8% within the next year.  
    
#1      913 North Beford Drive, Beverly HillsCA 90210 with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths,
 and  8,790 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $19,995,000.
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913 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Over an acre of flat land in prime Beverly Hills. The home has been elegantly preserved with the 1920's charm. A former home of several celebrities including Marlene Dietrich. A wonderful home for entertainment with huge outdoor areas. Olympic size pool with pool house for his and hers areas. Plenty of room to expand,

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Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate Listed For Sale 
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The median home value in Scottsdale is $414,100. Scottsdale home values have gone up 4.0% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% withiin the next year.

The median home value in Carefree is $740,800. Carefree home values have gone up 
4.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,604,500. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 2.7% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will 1.4% with the next year.
  
#1     5105 E Exeter Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85018 with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 6,385 sq.ft. is listed for sale ay $3,875,000.

5105 E Exeter Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Historic Spanish Colonial Revival Estate located on one of the most exclusive tree-lined streets in the heart of Arcadia. Enter the private gates of this one-of-a-kind nearly 2 acre lush green property nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain. Once considered for the state Governor's mansion, and later serving as Miss Kitty of Gunsmoke's residence for 17 years, this iconic 1920's home exudes character, charm, and elegance! The home is beautifully situated back from the street offering privacy and grandeur. Outside highlights include arched windows, iron balconies, Moreno tiled entryway that leads to a front door with delicately patterned stained glass. Remodeled numerous times, this light airy 6400 + sq ft open floor plan is a perfect haven for families

5105 E Exeter Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

5105 E Exeter Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

5105 E Exeter Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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5105 E Exeter Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

5105 E Exeter Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85018


Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estate Listed For Sale


The median home value in San Diego County is $526,500. San Diego County home values have gone up 6.1% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,483,400. La Jolla, 92037 home values haTve gone up 4.4% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach 92075 is $1,273,700. Solana Beach 92075 home values have gone up 5.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,633,400. Del Mar home values have gone up 7.6% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.4% with then next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,638,300. Rancho Santa Fe home values have declined -5.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.9% within the next year.  

#1     16128 Rambla De Las Flores, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 7 bedrooms, 
8 baths, and 10,200 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,875,000

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This Grand Mediterranean is without a doubt one of the BEST BUYS in the COVENANT with great west COV location. This custom "Wave Crest" designed & constructed residence has that timeless feel w/ a mixture of a Soft Contemporary Mediterranean home. The circular design makes this a light bright home The main fl Master Suite w/ His and Her baths and walk-in closets is exceptional. A gym, inviting pool & spa + full regulation tennis court are but a few of the amenities here CSS The Chef's Kitchen is the hub of the home w/ white cabinetry, top of the line appliances, inviting family eating nook, all adjacent to the family rm w/ wet bar and walls of glass windows. A dual spiral staircase allows easy access to secondary bedroom suites. The library/study and formal dining room are also found on the first floor. Views of the tennis court and mature trees make this a family estate. A 4 car garage is also enjoyed here.

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Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate Listed For Sale


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The median home value in San Francisco is $1,132,300. San Francisco home values have gone up 1.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will fall -0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,246,200. Sausalito home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,433,900. Tiburon home values have gone up  1.1% over the past year.   Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,367,800. Saratoga home values have gone up 0.9% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will fall -0.5% within the next year. 
  
#1     10 Southard Place #1, San Francisco-Russian Hill, CA 94109 with 3 bedrooms, 
3 baths, and 2,161 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,495,000.

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Rare, house-like luxury view condo in Russian Hill.  Each of the 3 light-filled levels has breathtaking views. Magical location: tucked away on a quaint cul-de-sac less than a block away from the crooked street, steps to the fine dining & shopping of Russian Hill, North Polk and North Beach, as well as parks and the North Waterfront. A unique and dramatic townhouse floor plan: 3 Bedrooms + Family Rm / Office & 2.5 luxurious Baths. Large private Deck with direct access from the top level has sweeping views of the North Bay, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and the Financial District skyline. Gourmet Chef's Kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, exquisite finishes. Semi-detached, with a separate entry, and two-car parking.

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10 Southard Pl Unit 1, San Francisco, CA 94109

10 Southard Pl Unit 1, San Francisco, CA 94109

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10 Southard Pl Unit 1, San Francisco, CA 94109

10 Southard Pl Unit 1, San Francisco, CA 94109


Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate Listed For Sale

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The median home value in Kirkland is $595,500.  Kirkland home values have gone up 14.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 6.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $612,400. Seattle home values have gone up 13.3% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $744,800. Bellevue home values have gone up 13.3% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 5.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,219,500. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 12.1% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 5.4% within the next year 

The median home value in Medina is $2,357,000. Medina home values have gone up 
11.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.0% within the next year. 

#1      2025 Rose Point Lane, Kirkland, WA 98033 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 

5,330 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,598,000.
   
Contemporary Craftsman, custom built in 2010 with LEED Platinum status. Ideal location on quiet lane, 1.3-acre lot with 95' no bank frontage and large dock. Two-story, 5330-sq-ft house has great room with living/dining area, kitchen and curved wall of windows that frames glorious lake and mountain views; 5 bedrooms, 5+ baths; 2 offices; big rec/party room; exercise room; full-width deck; roof-top terrace with panoramic vistas. Additional ADU unit; attached 2-car garage.
































































































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