Monday, December 17, 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 $39,00,000.  






Approximately 11,200 square foot home with 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.
















































































































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#2 Flying Point Road, Watermill, NY 11976 with 9 bedrooms, 14 baths and 11,000 sq.ft. is listed for salw t $32,000,000.





This ultra-modern Water Mill estate has achieved unprecedented standards in luxury architecture and interior design while offering the pinnacle of opulent waterfront living. This nearly 3-acre property has come to life from the combined vision of top industry leading professionals; premier developer Sage Wood Construction, award-winning Hamptons-based architect Barnes Coy, and Italian designer Massimo Castagna.This waterfront estate offers stellar panoramic views of Mecox Bay, Channel Pond, and the Atlantic Ocean, and is just a moment away from Water Mill's most sought after beaches. Additionally, the property features a sunken tennis court and private dock.Designed to offer its residents a lifestyle like no other, the state-of-the-art home takes the indoor/outdoor living concept to the next level. The house encompasses nine bedrooms - each with private en-suite bathrooms - in a floor plan which covers 11,000 SF+/- of internal living space, and 4,700 SF+/- of external living space. The outdoor terraces and patios are staged over a series of levels to create numerous spaces to enjoy the sweeping waterfront views.The house perfectly captures the glory of the surrounding natural setting, with retractable walls of glass which allow an abundance of natural light to fill the home, and serve consistently serene waterfront views from almost every room in the house. A bright, neutral color palette accentuates the vivid greens and blues of the expansive water vistas. This forward-thinking contemporary estate is further characterized by a selection of the finest imported materials combined with top-of-the-line appliances, fixtures, and hardware.The main outdoor terrace covers a staggering 3,142 SF+/- and enjoys an elevated position attached to the upper level of the house. The terrace includes an outdoor kitchen, ample space for loungers and a large dining set, and features a custom designed infinity edge heated gunite swimming pool. The lower level includes a second terrace attached to the entertainment room and a third terrace with access from two guest bedrooms. Additionally, there is 810 SF+/- rooftop deck which commands some of the best views in the house.The living rooms main living spaces are located on the upper level; generously apportioning a large kitchen, a formal dining room, a living room, an office, a master suite with a private terrace, and a junior master suite. The lower level houses five guest bedrooms, guest quarters, an entertainment room, and a gym. The estate includes a 6-car garage and has an elevator which provides access to each floor.This contemporary estate truly represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the apex of indoor/outdoor living in one of the most exclusive waterfront locations in the Hamptons. Bespoke invites prospective buyers to inquire for further information on the niche detailing and contemporary specifications of this unique waterfront home. 


















































































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#3     8366 Sunset View Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069 with 5 bedrooms, 10 baths and 10,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $19,995,000.











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State of the art architecture and timeless classic style meet to form a wonder of design in this Hollywood Hills trophy view estate. The masterpiece of famed designer Tim Campbell, his fully realized vision of an iconic living space set apart in a sea of ordinary. Built of the finest materials, grand terrazzo floors lead you to spaces fitted with antique brass, warm woods and elegant natural stones delivering a unique blend of mid-century and ultra-modern style. Walls of glass vanish before you to reveal LA's grandest views, gorgeous vistas from Downtown to the Ocean. Every space is beautifully proportioned and appointed for grand parties, serene living and comfortable warmth. Featuring a sumptuous master suite with his & her closets and bathrooms, a bar lounge, movie theatre, gym, elevator, sauna, great room and cocktail bar. The dream has become a reality: come and experience residential perfection for yourself.
























































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Mortgage News Daily: Today's Mortgage Rates




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Mortgage Rates Preserve Most of Last Week's Gains

Dec 14 2018, 5:25PM

Mortgage rates didn't move much today, and that's arguably a good thing.  When the week began, we discussed the need for rates to cool-off after last week's rapid drop.  Doing so would improve our chances of seeing recently lower rates stick around for more than a fleeting moment.  Now here we are on Friday with the average lender not too far from last Friday's 3-month lows. 

Each passing day this week saw underlying market activity die down as investors circled the metaphorical wagons ahead of next week's big Fed announcement.  Much of the recent improvement in rates has come courtesy of the market's read on the Fed.  They're expected to be more "dovish" (i.e. more friendly in terms of monetary policy and rate hikes, ostensibly in response a growing case for economic deceleration).  

While various speeches from members of the Fed may suggest that dovishness, it would be another matter for their official communications to confirm it.  Moreover, financial markets are already trading as if some of that confirmation is in place.  That increases the risk that an unfriendly Fed (or even merely a neutral Fed) could cause a bit of a bad reaction that sends rates higher.  As such, it makes more sense to be cautious in terms of locking/floating at the moment, or at the very least to have a solid game-plan in place with your loan originator for next week's Fed day (Wednesday).