Thursday, January 19, 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     144 Kings Point Road, Kings Point, New York 11024 with 7 bedrooms, 13 baths, and 12,986 sq.ft. is listed for sale for $30,000,000.


This Stunning European Inspired English Tudor is Situated on Over 3 Acres of Manicured Landscaped Property With Breathtaking Views of Long Island Sound and Manhattan Skyline. It Was Designed, Built and Landscaped by Kean Developers and Featured in Architectural Digest and Many Other Publications. The Estate Features Approx. 13,000 Sq. Ft. of Living Space with Magnificent Craftsmanship.










Today's Top Real Estate News


America's Most Expensive Mega Mansion Lists For $250,000,000.

By  Karen Hua
Forbes

The most expensive home for sale in the United States just hit the market for $250 million—and it includes a helicopter, complete car and art collection, and seven full-time staff.
As CNBC reported, the 38,000-square-foot Bel-Air mansion stands four stories tall with 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, and three kitchens.


Commuting across this massive compound? Take an elevator lined with alligator skin or a $2 million handcrafted steel staircase.

Real estate developer Bruce Makowsky (of BAM Luxury Group) largely builds properties for billionaire buyers, and he designed this home "on spec"—without a buyer in mind—but with the confidence that it would inevitably entice another billionaire. His assurance wasn’t  overshot, as the house has already attracted more than half a dozen potential buyers after less than a day on the public market.

With kitchens both indoor and out, a live-in chef provides a bespoke dining experience around the clock.

With kitchens both indoor and out, a live-in chef provides a bespoke dining experience around the clock.

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Talk about fantasy land: the candy itself in the house is worth about $200,000.

Makowsky spared no expense in creating the most excessive adult (and child) fantasy land—curating a lifestyle unique and exclusive to billionaires. His ideal homeowner would be somewhat of a homebody—someone who appreciates extravagant amenities at home so he/she never feels the needs to leave

"People spend over half their lives in their house," he told CNBC. "So when you're home, it should be the ultimate oasis. You should have every single entertainment aspect you could have in one home."

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The mansion is just as much a party-pad as it is a family-friendly home.

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The 4K Dolby Atmos Theater is usually seen in commercial movie theaters instead of private houses.

Thus, Makowsky kept recreation in mind while designing: the four-lane bowling alley is lined with gold pins; the 40-seat entertainment room with a 30-foot TV is the most advanced home theater in the country; and the game room may as well be the "glass room"—with glass ping-pong and Foosball tables, a $12,000 glass pool table, and glass candy dispensers.

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Built for entertaining and hosting, the house will live quite a while before the alcohol runs out...

Though the home boasts two wine cellars stocked with the world’s finest Champagne, the 85-foot-long infinity pool outside also includes a swim-up bar and outdoor theater.

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Makowsky likes to measure his TVs by feet--so this 18-foot-wide hydraulic screen rises over the pool and costs $2 million alone.

“Today, people are spending $300 million on a boat, and they use it about eight weeks a year,” Makowsky explained to the Los Angeles Times. “Then they are living in a $30-million to $40-million home.”

nautical-decor

The mansion's moat (pictured above) and its nautical decor reflects Makowsky's love for ships and travel.

So, Makowsky filled this discrepancy by designing the mansion with the idea of “more is more” in mind. A multi-millionaire himself, Makowsky—infatuated with ships, collectible vehicles, and luxury travel—furnished the home with the opulence of a mega-yacht and nautical-themed décor.

auto-lounge

In lieu of a garage, the 12 vehicles take up almost the entire bottom floor along with the auto lounge.

Appropriately, Makowsky encircled the estate with a moat of canals, as if to compensate for the fact that the property doesn’t sit by a sea shore. A Hobie Cat sailboat even rests on the deck, albeit with nowhere to sail. Wide-screens on each floor project panoramic city-to-ocean “views”—and Makowsky, whose BAM Luxury Group also develops audio-visual systems, ensures that every room is a cinematic experience.

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Even the staff gets a brand new white Ferrari 488 to chauffeur residents around town.

Along with a decommissioned helicopter parked on the roof, 12 of the most exotic vehicles sit next to a lavish auto lounge. The collection, worth $30 million, contains a one-of-a-kind Pagani Huayra, the legendary "Von Krieger" 1936 Mercedes 540 K Special Roadster (valued at more than $15 million); and 10 of the rarest, fastest motorcycles ever created'
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The home is impeccably decorated with the finest artwork from around the world.
In addition to an auto gallery, the home features 130 art installations, including an interactive series of the Seven Dwarfs.

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The modern-day castle appropriately features an installation of Snow White's seven dwarves.

Makowsky has even offered to pay a two-year salary for seven full-time, live-in staff—including a chef, chauffeur, and masseuse—over a two-year period to attend to every nook of the home.

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A masseuse resides in the home to be of service at any hour.


The mansion has far surpassed recent record listings in the Los Angeles area, including the Playboy Mansion and the former Spelling Estate, both of which held $200 million asking prices. The property has even eclipsed the current U.S. record holder, a $195 million mansion in Manalapan, Florida.





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     12815 Yellow Hill Road, Malibu, CA  90265 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 
7,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,500,000.


This awe-inspiring mountaintop estate designed by visionary architects Hagy Belzberg and George Wittman is dramatically poised upon a prime 32-acre site bordering national parkland, with white water ocean views and never ending vistas of the Malibu coastal headlands and the Santa Monica Mountains' most prominent peaks. Both the estate's main residence and fully appointed guest home feature cantilevered living spaces, walls of windows and engineered sight lines that orchestrate a stunning cast of canyons, ocean, sky and architecture. Designed to complement the beauty of the natural surroundings, the home features a gorgeous saltwater pool and spa, generous indoor/outdoor entertainment areas, large scale kitchen and dining room, private office loft, 20-car motor court and double gated driveway




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Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate Listed For Sale 
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A photo showing the skyline of Phoenix, looking north.  It shows the various buildings of the downtown area, as well as Sunnyslope Mountain in the background

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     7689 E Whisper Rock Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 6,798 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,900,000.

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Elegant estate blending timeless architecture, privacy views located on over 1.5 acres in the guard-gated community of Whisper Rock * Truly a serene setting with a sense of being in a botanical garden * Generous living spaces, private guest quarters, separate master retreat detached casita provide ample room * Dedicated outdoor kitchen featuring a built-in wood burning pizza oven accompanies a bocce ball court, fire pits stone fountain * Cozy fireplaces, natural stone reclaimed wood floors, whole-home Control 4 automation, exotic granite slab counters, custom furniture grade cabinetry, designer appliances, rough sawn wood beams Venetian plaster combine to create an incredible setting * Community amenities include concierge, fitness facility, heated pool spa and 3-acre park  

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7689 E Whisper Rock Trl, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

  
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     17615 Via De Fortuna, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 8 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 7,152 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,895,000

17615 Via De Fortuna, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Huge price reduction recently reconstructed, light and bright, transitional style, on one of the most desirable streets in the covenant. Offers single story living with an upstairs retreat including a bar, theater, and two additional bonus rooms. Propertyis flat and usable, perfect for horses, tennis/sports court, or vineyard. Home includes oversized master closet, steam shower, second master, detached guesthouse with private drive, scullery with chilled wine, outdoor kitchen, & playground.








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     665 29th Street, San Francisco-Noe Valley, CA 94131 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3,050 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,600,000.
                       17615 Via De Fortuna, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

This amazing home will thrill you with its stunning city & bay views, excellent open layout & incredible outdoor living. Beautifully remodeled, the home was specifically designed for comfort, entertaining & a relaxing lifestyle. The heart of the home is the main level w its welcoming entry hall, stylish living & dining rooms, guest bedroom, 1/2 bath & massive chef's kitchen that opens to the yard complete w studio cottage, patio, deck & hot tub. The upper level is dedicated to the lux master suite w walk-out view deck. The family/media room, 3rd bedroom, 2nd full bath & home office are on the lower level. Gather w family & friends, marvel at your postcard views, enjoy real outdoor living & easy access to BART, MUNI, Corp Trans, 280 & 101.









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     8619 NE 21st Place, Clyde Hill, WA 98004 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 
4,130 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,498,888.

8619 Ne 21st Pl, Clyde Hill, WA 98004

425 Magazines Northwest Idea House on Clyde Hill. Perfectly placed on a private lane, this completely renovated residence is a statement of modern sophistication balanced with airy, light-filled spaces. The serene interior with a nod to Scandinavian design, was an artful collaboration w/the owner, designer & builder. The iconic architecture of mid-century modern visionary Ralph Anderson shines with finishes of steel, glass, stone, wood & Gaggenau appliances, elevating this home above the rest.

8619 Ne 21st Pl, Clyde Hill, WA 98004

8619 Ne 21st Pl, Clyde Hill, WA 98004

8619 Ne 21st Pl, Clyde Hill, WA 98004

8619 Ne 21st Pl, Clyde Hill, WA 98004

8619 Ne 21st Pl, Clyde Hill, WA 98004   

8619 Ne 21st Pl, Clyde Hill, WA 98004


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