Friday, December 14, 2018

Today's Best Mansions

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#1    337 Belvedere Avenue, Belvedere, CA 94920 with 6 bedrooms, 10 baths, and 11,200 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $33,000,000.

Enjoy stunning views from Bay Bridge to San Francisco to Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito to Mount Tamalpais on approximately 1.2-acre lush gardens on double lot, this magnificent view estate is truly a one-of-a-kind most private property on the prestigious Belvedere Island. Incredible scale and unrivaled opportunity, this masterpiece is in one of the most exceptional settings in Northern California, overlooking San Francisco Bay with breathtaking panoramic views spanning the San Francisco Bay. Sweeping entertainer's terraces and walls of glass that bring phenomenal views to the forefront of the living experience all in a beautiful and very private resort-like setting. Totally rebuilt in 2008, this gated contemporary style home offers 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a 60-foot indoor pool and entertainment area with multiple terraces to enjoy world class views with elevator and walk-ways connecting the levels and uniting the indoor with the fabulous landscaped gardens and sculptures. Double doors opening into a light-infused, two-story atrium entrance to the home's incredible floor-to-ceiling window walls flood the spaces in natural light, immersing guests in the breathtaking views. An office room with fireplace, a majestic formal living room with soaring high ceilings, wall of glass windows, fireplace, wet bar, wine cellar and terrace with panoramic views. The dining room is next to the spacious open floor plan kitchen/family room/breakfast nook with fireplace and wall-to-wall glass doors to view decks and a second family room/office with half bath around the corner. The Kitchen with enormous granite center island is equipped with top of line appliances fit for a Michelin Star chef. Master suite features sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, a fireplace, a deck and an opulent bathroom of exquisite granite. 3 other en-suite bedrooms complete this floor. A separate guest floor with two-bedroom en-suite sharing a living room with wet bar and a private view terrace. The estate's resort-like luxurious amenities are as impressive as the residence offering the versatility to retreat in serenity or entertain elaborate and lavish events, featuring a 60 foot indoor pool on the garden level with steam room, sauna, an exercise area, an entertaining kitchen with dining area, two bathrooms, wall-to-wall glass doors which open onto spacious terrace with a spa tub and outdoor dining overlooking the exquisite gardens, various terraces with seating areas and spacious decks with endless views. Ample parking within the gate, three car garage and 3 parking stalls by Garden entrance. This is a unique one of a kind modern masterpiece with combination of privacy, exclusivity, serenity, breathtaking views, lush gardens and resort-like luxury amenities in the most exclusive Belvedere location. 

#2    1960 South Ocean Blvd., Lantana, Florida 33432 with 8 bedrooms, 10 baths and 43, 386 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $26,695,000,


Rare opportunity in Manalapan. Just shy of 4 acres that run from the ocean to the Intracoastal. 8BR/8 full & 2 half BA under 12,000SF with breathtaking views, home theater, fitness & game rooms, offices and staff quarters. Brand new roof installed in November 2018! Expansive eat-in kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances, bar & cook island. High ceilings, modern flooring, gorgeous window treatments and the finest finishes abound. Large heated pool & spa, built-in grill, outdoor shower & cabana. Private dock w/ lift suitable for large vessels. Garage space for 30 cars. Tunnel to the ocean and beach house.

#3    1 Sutton Place, New York, NY 10022 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 7,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $21,000,000


One Sutton Place is a grand scale 20 x 70 brick Georgian town home designed in 1920 by Mott Schmidt for Anne Vanderbilt (Mrs. William Vanderbilt). The house sits on the North East corner of 57th and Sutton Place and with it famous blue door has direct water views from all major rooms.A gracious entrance hall leads to a 21-ft dining room with long French doors that open onto a terrace and fabulous garden. A sweeping staircase leads to a wide landing and a 32-ft drawing room with long windows overlooking the garden. A parlor room and bath are facing Sutton Place. On the third floor there is a magnificent master bedroom that has beautiful views of the water and garden. Adjacent is a large white marble master bath with custom closets, a dressing area 2 sinks a soaking tub and separate stall shower. An additional bedroom is also on this floor. The fourth floor stairs leads to a terrace room that opens to a sun room with glass a ceiling and walls with magical views of manicured lawns, river and the 59th Street Bridge and beyond. This home has 6 fireplaces, 6 baths and 2 half baths, a huge eat-in chefs kitchen and breakfast room, staff rooms and an elevator that accesses all floors. The legacy of this house is amazing and the pedigree of its neighbors attest to its luxurious surroundings.Sutton Place is the ultimate residential area and yet is not far from Whole Foods, Restaurants and convenience stores. This is a dream home with unbelievable outside space and the convenience of The Sutton Square Garden Association who cares for the upkeeps of the grounds. This is a dream home with unbelievable outdoor space maintained by the assessments paid to Sutton Square .








100 Top Luxury Real Estate Markets Medium Values 12 months 2017 compared to 2018 YTD

Zip Code     Location                           2017/2018 Medium Sale Price

Mortgage News Daily: Today's Mortgage Rates

52 Week
30 Yr FRM4.72%4.76%-0.043.96%5.05%
15 Yr FRM4.28%4.30%-0.023.30%4.53%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.25%4.30%-0.053.55%4.62%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.46%4.48%-0.024.12%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.70%4.72%-0.023.20%4.75%

Mortgage Rates Edge Back Down Toward Long-Term Lows

 Dec 13 2018, 2:59PM

Mortgage rates fell moderately today, helping them move part of the way back down toward their lowest levels in more than 3 months (seen back on Friday).  The average lender continues quoting rates that are roughly 3/8ths of a percentage point lower than the highs from early November.  
Last Friday's low rates marked the culmination of the strongest winning streak for rates of 2018.  We've been in a bit of a holding pattern since then, with next week's scheduled announcement from the Federal Reserve likely serving as the motivation for the next (and probably last) big wave of momentum for the year.  "Big wave" is more of a relative term, perhaps.  It may only end up being "big" relative to the current, fairly flat week leading up to it.