Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


Their lavish. Their huge. Their grand. Their expensive.


#1    New York

258 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, NY 11976 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 12,000 sq.ft. 
is listed for sale at $32,000,000.



Utmost privacy surrounded on three sides by land that has been farmed by the same two families since the 1600's. This 6.9 acre estate is bordered on the fourth side by 360 feet of water frontage on Mecox Bay. This shingle-style traditional house with classic gardens truly epitomizes the concept of artisanal fueled craftsmanship. The house was the collaboration of the best talents in their respected fields: Katherine McCoy architect, Men at Work builders, Quincy Hammond landscape architect,Daniel Romualdez interior design, Torie Burke wall finishes and Donald Kaufman colorist. Taking five years to complete, Listowel truly redefines luxurious living in the Hamptons. The interior and exterior spaces are designed to seamlessly integrate all the modern conveniences yet still maintaining the old world style and sensibility. 











 




 





The median home value in Brooklyn is $782,000. Brooklyn home values have gone up 13.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Manhattan is $1,369,800. Manhattan home values have gone up  14.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Southampton is $1,524,100. Southampton home values have gone up 10.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year

The median home value in Bridgehampton is $1,923,300. Bridgehampton home values have gone up 10.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year.

The median home value in SoHo is $2,634,800. SoHo home values have declined -0.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Watermill, NY 11976 is $3,673,700. 11976 home values have declined -1.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year

The median home value in Tribeca is $3,115,300. Tribeca home values have declined -0.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% within the next year.  


#2    Los Angeles

1491 Edgecliff Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 
3,531 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $25,000,000.


Stunning Montecito beachfront compound with panoramic ocean views and exotic landscaping. Beautifully constructed main house, and 3 cottages, are wonderfully suited for entertaining guests or relaxing to the sound of the ocean waves. The Main House features inspiring views and sunlight from each room, charming central living and dining rooms, and kitchen with designer appliances and an elevator to the second floor. The master bedroom in on the lower level and has a luxuriousjet tub and shower. The Main Cottage is peaceful and spa-like, with a great sitting area that enjoys a fireplaceand has views of the front yard and ocean. The Second Cottage has a balcony that overlooks the ocean and has it's own private office to allow for peace and quiet while getting work done at home.























The median home value in Los Angeles County is $600,200. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 8.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Barbara is $1,101,800. Santa Barbara home values have gone up 4.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Newport Beach is $1,775,800. Newport Beach home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,517,200. Santa Monica home values have gone up 8.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $2,970,800. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 10.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.


The median home value in Malibu is $3,182,400. Malibu home values have gone up 10.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,500,400. Bel Air home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Beverly Hills, 90210 is $5,278,600. 90210 home values have gone up 9.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.2% within the next year




#3    Florida

170 South Is, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160 with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths and 
9,350 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,950,000.


Beautifully decorated by Interiors by Steven G., this classic exterior with modern interior inspired Golden Beach estate sits in one of South Floridaâs most coveted neighborhoods. Circular driveway, grand 35ft foyer, split-plan, his/hers bathrooms, movie theater, custom ceilings throughout, gas fireplace, formal dining room. Chef's kitchen with Aster Italian finishes, Miele appliances. 70ft Infinity Edge pool with Jacuzzi. Cascading water fountain. Gazebo, and a Salt water system.

























The median home value in Naples, 34102 is $607,300. Naples home values have declined -3.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.  


The median home value is Palm Beach is $919,800.  Palm Beach home values have gone up 8.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Key Biscayne is $1,096,700. Key Biscayne home values have declined -6.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -4.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Boca Grande is $1,410,900. Boca Grande home values have gone up 2.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year

The median home value in Fischer Island, Miami 33109 is $3,275,000. Fischer Island is an exclusive enclave with only 218 households and a total population of 467 persons..




#4  Seattle

3905 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056 with 9 bedrooms, 10 baths and 
8,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $16,000,000.


Unique. Historic. One-of-a-kind. Exclusive. Luxury. Iconic. Private. As brightly as those terms glow, they are not close to describing The Lake Houses at Eagle Cove. Eagle Cove is not just a house in a gated community, it is it's OWN gated community, nestled up to the sparkling edge of Lake Washington. Three luxury Single Family homes, guest home + monumental boat house. All right on the shore w/staggeringly 180 degree vistas from nearly every room in each house. Stunning as the history is long.






























The median home value in King County is $615,100. King County home values have gone up 15.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $736,300. Kirkland home values have gone up 21.8%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $727,400. Seattle home values have gone up 17.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $891,400. Bellevue home values have gone up 17.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,492,900. Mercer Island home values have gone up 11.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,716,300. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 19.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.             

The median home value in Medina is $2,742,000. Medina home values have gone up 14.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.3% within the next year.



#5   San Francisco

474 Oak Hill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 7,413 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,998,000.

4174 Oak Hill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Timeless Architecture, Exquisitely Crafted. Luxurious, keenly designed home of 7413 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and opulent office/study, plus 906 sf garage on more than an acre of park-like grounds. Spacious, grand and bright on three levels and built to the highest standards by Pacific Peninsula Group (PPG). Ease of living among its elegant and modern features - radiant heating and lovely functional built-ins everywhere, installed media, seven skylights, generous storage, a dream kitchen, 2500 bottle wine cellar, and smart technology to personalize the home's numerous automated systems. The out-of-doors landscaped for maximum enjoyment with pool, spa, fully equipped cabana, outside lounges, heaters and fireplace, expansive lawn and BBQ workstation, plus guest parking and three car garage. Convenient to excellent Palo Alto schools, Foothills Expressway and Stanford University.

4174 Oak Hill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306


4174 Oak Hill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306


4174 Oak Hill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306


4174 Oak Hill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

4174 Oak Hill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306


4174 Oak Hill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306


4174 Oak Hill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306


4174 Oak Hill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,285,400. San Francisco County home values have gone up 11.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Marin County is $1,089,800. Marin County home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Clara County is $1,232,300. Santa Clara County home values have gone up 23.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,602,100. Tiburon home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,334,900. Sausalito home values have gone up 4.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.             

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,602,100. Tiburon home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,875,300. Saratoga home values have gone up 19.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto is $3,084,500. Palo Alto home values have gone up 22.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.
          
The median home value in Los Altos is $3,338,600. Los Altos home values have gone up 19.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year.    

The median home value in Los Altos Hills is $5,135,900. Los Altos Hills home values have gone up 19.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year   

The median home value in Atherton is $7,458,100. Atherton home values have gone up 18.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.7% within the next year.



#6   San Diego 

824 Neptune, Encinitas, CA 92024 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,290 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,800,000.



.
The centerpiece of the limestone residence is a 3 story circular stairwell with a 20 foot chandelier and under lighting under the stairs. A glass elevator services all three floors with custom mosaics done by Rick Skalak, which are also featured in the Wynn, Bellagio and Peninsula Hotels. A three car garage includes a lift from the lower level that converts 2 spaces into 3 interior parking spaces which is perfect for a weekend sports car. Views of the ocean can be seen from eight different living spaces inside the home as well as a 2,000 sq. ft. terrace (with a fire pit, built-in heater...s and an outdoor fountain) and a 300 sq.ft. upper deck. The residence is wired for a fully automated Crestron System which includes audio/visual, HVAC, shades, lighting, surveillance and security. Walnut wood and limestone are used throughout, Cover Glass USA frameless glass doors are featured on the entertaining level, custom kitchen has automatic SieMatic cabinets and under paneled lighted quartzite counters and back splash. The indulgent master retreat has a steam shower (there are 2 in the residence) in floor radiant heating, Robern uplift medicine cabinets, a Jacuzzi tub (there are 2 in the residence) and towel warmers. Additionally there is a whole house water filtration system.



















The median home value in San Diego County is $571,600. San Diego County home values have gone up 8.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach is $1,284,300. Solana Beach home values have gone up 15.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado is $1,578,200. Coronado home values have gone up 3.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in La Jolla is $1,907,700. La Jolla home values have gone up 9.3%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.0% within the next year.      

The median home value in Del Mar is $2,318,400. Del Mar home values have gone up 6.4%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,768,300. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 6.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year.



 #7    Phoenix

1280 North Forty, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 with 12 bedrooms, 10 baths and 10,626 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,749,000.

 
.
North Forty Ranch is a secluded retreat of over 90 acres where you are likely to see deer, butterflies and other wildlife on the lush grounds & natural desert landscaping with a ~6,200 SF main home, workshop, pool, tennis court, pond & equestrian complex. Modern Hacienda style main home features Saltillo tile floors, Mission tile roof, 6 fireplaces, 4 BR, 41/2 BA. 5 guesthouses (~4,400 SF) 8 BR & 5 BA. 4,000 SF barn, 6 heated stalls, tack room, horse wash area with hot water & cross-ties, 16' wide center lane - ceiling fans & drive-thru access. Large animal scale, hot walker & covered storage area for hay. 3/4 acre outdoor arena, 8 shaded stalls w/auto water, fenced paddocks of 1-2 acres w/water. Fenced pasture (~27 Acres) sprinklered from well. See Documents for details. In addition to Parcel 505-03-017-B, the listing includes the following Parcels: 505-02-014-A; 505-02-002-D; 505-03-017-C; 505-03-011-C; 505-03-017-D; 505-03-018; 505-02-002-E; 505-03-015-F; 505-02-083; and 505-03-023-A. The total Building SF (10,626) is per Appraiser measurements and includes Living Space only: Main (6,193SF), Workshop Guest (1,288SF), Orchard Guest (1,190SF), Herdsman's Guest (828SF), Gate Guest (763SF) & Bunkhouse (364SF). In addition Workshop is 3,900 SF of space.



































The median home value in Maricopa County is $254,600. Maricopa County home values have gone up 7.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.       

The median home value in Scottsdale is $439,800. Scottsdale home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 




The median home value in Carefree is $747,500. Carefree home values have declined -1.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,650,900. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 2.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.
#8     Colorado

9 Lynn Road, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado with 9 bedrooms, 11 baths and 
16,041 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,800,000.



One of a kind gated Italian Villa with breathtaking views, pool, formal gardens, numerous fountains and gazebo, and meticulous grounds that rival any other. A car collectors dream with an 9 car garage with fully equipped nanny's quarters or guest apt above. Built with the finest quality and materials including antique, imported chandeliers and fireplaces (some with 120 year old mantles), and Brazilian doors, leaded glass, black walnut and natural stone floors, marble, slab granite. 5 bedrooms suites upstairs and two in the lower level with state of the art home theater, 4000 bottle climate controlled wine cellar, a commercial quality exercise room. The spectacular 3 acre grounds have an oversized pool, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, fire pit and multiple patios and a grape laden French gazebo and 400 fruit and evergreen trees in the mature landscaping. No detail missed inside or out.
























The median home value in Denver is $398,500. Denver home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year. 

The median home value in Avon is $595,000. Avon home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year. 

The median home value in Vail is $882,000. Vail home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year.

The median home value in Aspen is $1,316,500. Aspen home values have declined -8.8% over the past year.       

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $1,395,000.  Snowmass Village home values have declined -0.9% over the past year




Today's Mortgage Rates 

United States MBA 30-Yr Mortgage Rate

Mortgage Rate in the United States averaged 6.32 percent from 1990 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10.56 percent in April of 1990 and a record low of 3.47 percent in December of 2012.

Mortgage Rates Maintain Flat Trajectory Ahead of Fed
Mar 19 2018, 4:17PM

Mortgage rates have been on a tear recently, moving sideways with reckless abandon.  Since the middle of February, the "effective rate" (based on actual rate sheet offerings and upfront costs) has held inside a narrow range of 4.52% and 4.58%.  This lies in stark contrast to the persistent move higher during the first month and a half of 2018 which saw the same effective rate rise from roughly 4.0% into the 4.5% range. 

When rates are as flat as they are on the approach to a key market event like this Wednesday's Fed announcement.  We often see a break in that narrow range after the key event.  For now, there's no reason to believe Wednesday WON'T be such a day this time around.  Even if Wednesday turns out to be a dud in terms of its impact on rates, it's always safest to plan for the risk (or opportunity) of a sharper move in rates for better or worse.

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.53%4.53%--3.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.91%3.91%--3.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.32%4.31%+0.013.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.55%4.56%-0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.65%3.64%+0.013.01%3.65%

Looking for more information?  Have a comment regarding any of today's mansions? 
Please text or email me at 619-944-8749 or furtree@msn.com.  Most importantly have a great day!

Cordially,  


Tom Furino  


PS.   Thank you for reading my blogs. Today's Best Mansions has now been read by over 150,000 individuals!