Saturday, June 23, 2018


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Today's Best  Mansions


#1     
219 East Durant Avenue, PH 20, Aspen, Colorado 81611 is listed for sale at $29,950,000.


Brand new construction complete! A must see location and home with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 3,009 sq.ft., in a town known for special and unique properties this is truly at the top of the list. Living on one level, with private elevator access and two car garage parking. The finishes and furnishings are over the top with incredible attention to detail and a focus on matching the irreplaceable location with a look and feel to match. The wrap-around deck is over 3,400 sq ft and boasts stunning views in all directions lookingover downtown Aspen at Aspen Mountain, Red Mountain and beyond. Two hot tubs, and outdoor kitchen and deck furnishings more than double the living area. The penthouse has access to all of the Dancing Bear amenities and services including a spa, kids game room, movie theater, wine/dining room, fitness center, business center, roof deck with daily breakfast service and of course the top notch Dancing Bear service staff. 
























#2     15216 Antelo Place, Los Angeles CA 90077 is listed for sale at $18,999,000




Los Angeles Brut Architecture as its most dramatic, this iconic hilltop fortress with 7 bedrooms, 6 baths and 7,158 sq.ft. commands the ridge line and dominates the Bel-Air Reservoir and the city skyline below. Recently updated and enhanced, the extraordinary public spaces flow harmoniously into flexible open rooms. There is a dramatic sunken living room, billiard room, TV room, stunning stainless steel chef's kitchen and breakfast room, and a spectacular promontory dining room thrusting toward the city view in a chevron phalanx, incorporating an open indoor floor portal to the swimming pool. The second floor is all master with stellar bedroom, bathrooms, closets and office, there is a flexible multi-bedroom wing downstairs, guest suite, imposing executive offices and media room, garages, and gated parking for 20+ cars. 






















#3    Collins Avenue #207, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 is listed for sale at $15,100,000.



Design your own beach residence in the most luxurious condo neighborhood on South of Fifth, this decorator ready apartment includes 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,586 living square feet combines units 207/208 on the entire floor with 360 degree w/ 3,120 SqFt outdoor living balcony is perfect for entertaining. Private elevator foyer, spacious interiors w 10' ceiling, floor to ceiling glass, Italian kitchen cabinetry by Italkraft, Wolf appliances & wine cooler. Wrap-around terrace, private elevator foyer, and 2 parking spaces.






























#4     18441 Via Ambiente, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 is listed for sale at $11,975,000.


As if woven from a romantic dream, this 15th -Century French castle with 4 bedrooms, 7 baths and 12,156 sq.ft. is tucked away on a beautiful hilltop promontory in Rancho Santa Fe. And while it may, at first glance, appear to have been transported from the past, it is very much a state-of-the-art 21 st -Century estate, with a computerized nerve center, fully automated Crestron smart home system, and a solar system that provides 100% of the estate's power. Taking in panoramic ocean, hill, valley and city-light views from its unparalleledsetting in the guard-gated community of Cielo, the expansive residence is carefully crafted down to every detail. A moat with fixed drawbridge, rustic exterior limestone, a signature gargoyle to ward off evil spirits, and artisan-finished wood, paint and hand-fired tiles lend a spectacular Old World ambiance inside and out. The main residence features 3 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a billiards room, workout room, office and an elaborate home theater with fabric wall panels, performance stage and lavish Austrian draperies that rise to reveal a wide screen. Massive wood entry doors with hand-forged hardware lead to a grand living room with a towering 25'' ceiling, "biblical" stone flooring imported from Israel and incorporated throughout the home, and walls, fireplaces and archways of hand-carved limestone. Presenting pro-level appliances and magnificent wood cabinetry, the kitchen hosts reclaimed wood ceiling beams, an iron chandelier, and granite countertops edged with limestone. A Juliet balcony in the game room offers a view overlooking the great room below, fine art lamps illuminate hallways, and wood and imported stone floors are displayed throughout the estate, which encompasses approximately 12,000 square feet. A tower-shaped bedroom suite, stained-glass windows, barrel ceilings and custom tile detailing complete the home's 15 th -Century French chateau ambiance. Over-scale furnishings, generous use of leather and wood, hand-knotted rugs and gorgeous tapestries grace varying areas of the estate. Hidden at the end of a gated 500'' long driveway finished with hand-laid cobblestone, the expansive homesite--the largest building pad in Cielo--offers an ocean-view 1,200 s.f. guest house, pool with swim-up bar and ornate tile work, a 5-hole golf course, colorful French-influenced landscaping, a formal rose garden with fountain, a pond with water lilies and fish, and a pool house with built-in BBQ and bathroom. High-tech solar panels power the estate and heat the pool, and extra attention was paid throughout the property to minimize water use and maximize energy efficiency. Like its ancestors in France''s romantic Loire Valley, this extraordinary castle is destined to bring enjoyment for years and generations to come. 






















#5       242 Marine Blvd. Amagansett, New York 11930 is listed for sale at `$11,250,000.


Every sense is invigorated in this contemporary, new, 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,343 sq.ft.  beach house tucked in the Amagansett dunes, just one home off the ocean. The refreshing views and sounds of the Atlantic, cooling breezes and refreshing salty air will be your daily pleasure living in this artistic masterpiece with walls of glass, fabulous outdoor spaces, and private beach path access right across the street. Two stylish stories of living space totaling 4,343 SF+/-, an amazing rooftop oasis, and 7,000 SF+/- of indoor/outdoor entertaining area provide the ultimate backdrop.Designed by award-winning Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, and built by John Hummel & Associates, 242 Marine Blvd melds cutting-edge style with top-of-the-line craftsmanship and materials. Synergy with the natural setting inspired the unique design that capitalizes on the extensive use of glass to optimize light and views. Surrounding the home is stellar landscaping by LaGuardia Design Group, with lovely gardens, lush shrubbery, privacy trees, and a yoga garden for quiet reflection gracing the .71 acres.Glorious views are enjoyed from every vantage point, yet vistas of the ocean are particularly stunning from the 2nd floor and 800 SF roof deck offering 360-degree panoramas. Relax or entertain on the green roof watching sunsets over the water or around the custom 20' x 40' heated saltwater gunite pool with a mahogany deck - your own private resort retreat. A pool patio with shower was thoughtfully integrated into the outdoor plan for your guests' convenience. Minimalist chic enriched by classic luxury defines the timeless interior. Each spacious level offers a refined living experience with consideration for flow and function, and a premium selection of finishes including 5" plain sawn white oak flooring, custom millwork, brushed stainless steel hardware, Bianco Assoluto marble, and radiant heat floors. On the 1st level, a carport and garage accommodate your vehicles. Off the garage are laundry and mechanical rooms. Sleeping quarters with 4 bedrooms (2 with private baths; 2 sharing a bath) connect to a wing off the driveway with a media room, full bath and pool patio access. The 2nd level is ideal for entertaining with an open expanse for living and dining, divided by a see-through limestone fireplace and brightened by floor-to-ceiling windows. The custom Scavolini kitchen features an expansive island with bar seating, pantry, large outdoor dining/entertaining area, and powder room. The divine master wing offers a private deck, walk-in closet, and spa-like master bath with a Duravit by Philipp Stark freestanding tub. Smart home technology affords one-touch control of audio/visual, lighting and motorized shades throughout.Durability and sustainability were top of mind in creating this one-of-a-kind home. Weather-resistant cement board panels on the exterior and a premium multilayered Kemper roofing system are meant to withstand the elements while providing modern appeal. Geothermal solar and cooling panels minimize energy consumption. Clear anodized aluminum windows and doors with Low E glass assure comfort and climate control all year long.Perfectly positioned one off the ocean in beautiful Amagansett, between the town of East Hampton and the gorgeous natural environs of Montauk.

















#6     475 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 is listed for sale at $8,495,000.


Luxurious contemporary home with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 6,116 is completely renovated and updated in 2014. Panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay from almost every room. The top floor features a stunning master suite with floor to ceiling windows, state of the art bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower, large custom walk in closet, a lounging area, a spacious study, fabulous viewing decks and an additional ensuite down the hallway. The main level boasts a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and a marble topped island, formal dining room opens to a viewing deck, spacious living room with towering windows and a cozy fireplace, family room with a bar area, the beautiful aquarium separates the living and family rooms, one ensuite, a powder room, and large decks to enjoy the waterfront view. The entry level includes an au pair suite with separate entrance, media room with a wine cellar, laundry room with sink and storage and a four car garage with storage cabinets. The elevator begins in the garage and reaches all levels. This home is a must see!











#7      24156 Walker Valley Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98274 is listed for sale at $5,500,000.  



This car lover's compound with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 7,404 sq.ft. is situated on nearly three acres and is equal distance from the thriving global cities of Seattle and Vancouver, BC. The gated property offers garage parking for 12 cars, manicured grounds, an indoor pool grotto, sports bar, library, wine cellar, outdoor kitchen, 5 fireplaces and all is on one level living.  A tremendous opportunity.






















Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Slightly Higher Despite Flat Markets 
Jun 22 2018, 6:50PM


Mortgage rates moved slightly higher today.  Yet again, underlying bond markets suggested another fate.  In other words, if mortgage rates were perfectly tied to underlying bond markets, they would have remained unchanged today.  

So why didn't they?  The answer is as simple as the timing of lender rate sheets.  Bond markets were in slightly weaker territory earlier this morning.  This resulted in lenders offering slightly higher rates.  As bonds improved throughout the day, the gains weren't quite enough for those lenders to "reprice" to lower rates.  There's a certain bar to clear in terms of market movement before reprices make sense and we didn't clear it today.
52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High 

30 Yr FRM4.70%4.69%+0.013.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.15%4.14%+0.013.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.42%4.42%--3.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.73%4.73%--4.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM3.99%4.00%-0.013.05%4.00%

The Top 50 Luxury Real Estate Markets with Updated Medium Home Values

The definition of the word "mansion" varies but in U.S. real estate terms, it generally defined as single family residence of more than 8,000 square feet. Mega Mansion range from 20,000 sq,ft. and Super Mansions over 50,000 sq.ft. Until the mid 20th century most "mansions" would have a hall, two or three salons or drawing rooms, library, billiards room, ball room, dining room, breakfast room, morning room, study and numerous bedrooms but only 2-3 bathrooms.

Northern CA:  

1)   Atherton 94027
7)   Palo Alto 94301
8)   Los Altos  94022
11)  Ross 94957
13)  Portola Valley 94028
14)  Los Altos 94024
20) Diable 94528
21) Palo Alta 94303
25) Belvedere 94920
28) Palo Alto 94306
29) Burlingame 94010
30) Saratoga 95070
32) Los Gatos 95030
34) Stanford  84305
40) Menlo Park 94025
43) San Francisco 94118
44) San Francisco 94104
48) San Francisco 94123
          
       
The median home value in Atherton, 94027 is $6,704,800. 94027 home values have gone up 14.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto, 94301 is $4,320,800. 94301 home values have gone up 20.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Alto 94022 is $4,269,000. 94022 home values have gone up 20.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Saratoga 95070  is $3,028,900. 95070 home values have gone up 18.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Ross 94957 is $2,948,500. 94957 home values have declined -9.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.
     
The median home value in Tiburon 94920 is $2,797,100. 94920 home values have gone up 7.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in San Francisco 94118 is $2,112,700. 94118 home values have gone up 12.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.


New York

2)    New York 10013
4)    New York 10007
9)    Water Mill 11976
10)  Wainscott 11975
15)  Sagaponack 11962
17)  New York  10282
24)  New York 10006
27)  Bridgehampton 11932
35)  New York 10069
46)  Old Westbury 11568
47) New York, 10012
49) Rye 10500 
50  Amagansett 11930


The median home value in  Wainscott,11975 is $3,467,600. 11975 home values have gone up 14.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Watermill, 11976 is $3,241,700. 11976 home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year.

The median home value in SoHo, 10013 is $3,076,400. 10013 home values have declined -6.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year. 
       
The median home value in Tribeca 10007 is $3,025,900. Tribeca home values have declined -5.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Greenwich Village 10012 is $2,542,100. 10012 home values have gone up 0.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.7% within the next year.    


Florida

3)  Miami Beach, 33109


The median home value in Fisher Island 33109 is $3,351,552. Fisher Island home values have gone up 1.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.6% within the next year

The median home value in Boca Grande 33921 is $1,864,569. Boca Grande home values have gone up 5.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year

The median home value in Key Biscayne, 33149 is $1,074,779. Key Biscayne, 33149 home values have declined -10.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will fall -4.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Miami 34216 is $951,284. Miami, 34216 home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Miami 33146 is $896,162. Miami, 33146 home values have gone up 1.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Naples, 34102 is $808,091. 34102 home values have gone up 2.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.
     


Southern CA- LA,  Orange, Santa Barbara, San Diego Counties

5)   Beverly Hills 90210
6)   Santa Monica 90402
12) Newport Coast 92657
16) Newport Beach 92661
18) Santa Barbara 93108
19) Los Angeles 90272
23) Newport Beach 92662
26) Malibu 90265
31) Manhattan Beach 90266
33) Rancho Santa Fe 92067
36) San Marino 911086 
37) Corona Del Mar 92625
39) Los Angeles 90077
41) Beverly Hills 90202
42) Los Angeles 90049


The median home value in Beverly Hills, 90210 is $4,969,400. 90210 home values have gone up 9.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Monica 90402 is $3,904,200. 90402 home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air 90077 is $3,425,600. Bel Air home values have gone up 7.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year
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The median home value in Santa Barbara 93108 is $3,032,300. 93108 home values have gone up 3.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu 90265 is $2,968,700. 90265 home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in  Newport Beach 92661 is $2,864,100. 92661 home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Coast 92657 is $2,791,700. 92657 home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe 92067 is $2,833,700. 92067 home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,840,600. 92014 home values have gone up 5.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado 92118 is $1,803,100. 92118 home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.
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The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,634,400. 92037 home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Solona Beach 92075 is $1,330,900. 92075 home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.0% within the next year.

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Washington

22) Medina 98039       

The median home value in Medina is $2,830,000. Medina home values have gone up 14.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,603,900. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 15.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,558,200. Mercer Island home values have gone up 14.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $940,200. Bellevue home values have gone up 16.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $767,000. Seattle home values have gone up 15.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $758,400. Kirkland home values have gone up 17.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.5% within the next year.

  
Colorado

#40  Aspen  81611

The median home value in Aspen is 81611 is $1,384,600. 81611 home values have gone up 13.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.1% within the next year.

The median price of homes currently listed in Vail, 81657 is $925,700. 81657 home values have gone up 4.7% over the past year.

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $883,500. Snowmass Village home values have gone up 6.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.5% within the next year.

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Tom Furino