Friday, May 31, 2019

    • Today's Best Mansion


    • #1 995 5th Avenue, New York, NY with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 5,255 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $58,000,000

    • Mansions define opulence as well as maximize luxury and convenience at every turn.Those built during the 20th and 21st centuries usually have specially designed rooms meant to accommodate leisure activities of a particular kind. Many will have a conservatory or greenhouse while others will have an infinity pool or a home theater. Some have all of these features. The relative importance of these specially designed rooms changes with the times. At the beginning of the 20th century, no true mansion would have been built without a room to house a private library or study, while beginning in the 21st century the presence of a room designed for a home theater is normal.  Many mansions include a bowling alley. Most recently, mansions have been built with integrated home automation and computer server rooms
    • Would you spend $68,000,000 for this mansion?

    • The penthouse at 995 Fifth Avenue owned by Claude Wasserstein, ex wife of the late Bruce Wasserstein, former chair of investment firm Lazard, was just listed for the first time since a brief stint on the market in 2010. Wasserstein, who died in 2009, was the brother of the late playwright Wendy Wasserstein. The 11-room, five-bedroom duplex atop the Rosario Candela-designed former Stanhope hotel was purchased by Ms. Wasserstein for $34.8 million in 2008. Perched high atop the Stanhope, this sun drenched residence boasts tremendous garden-like terraces laid out by the brilliant landscape designer, Madison Cox. The triple mint condition aerie boasts an amazing 72 linear ft of frontage directly on Central Park and 10ft high ceilings.There is not a room within the 7,067sqft interiors that is not graced with lovely leafy outlooks. The overall feeling throughout the residence is pastoral and bucolic, and the views of the Park seamlessly merge into the vistas from the two very large west facing terraces. Encompassing 4,817sqft of exterior space, the five wraparound terraces convey a sense of absolute calm and serenity.Within the residence, the Dining Room with wood burning fireplace has a charming breakfast niche that appears to cantilever out over the terrace and Park, while the elegant corner Living Room overlooks the Reservoir. There is also a cozy wood paneled Library with a bay window. Then upstairs there is a lovely Study nestled amidst the environs of another massive terrace. Absolutely ideal for the grandest and most glamorous entertaining, the apartment is also perfectly suited to a life style with family and guests.The Private Quarters are comprised of 5 bedrooms that allow for absolute privacy, and each suite is impeccably appointed with a marble bathroom and fabulous closets. The bedroom suites also features French doors and sun dappled views of the terraces with arched allees, vine clad trellises, and verdant plantings. Additionally, there is a Powder Room, a Laundry Room, and a Chef's Kitchen along with an adjacent terrace with a vegetable garden & a grill.State of the art HVAC, FIOS and Crestron systems are seamlessly melded with the traditional prewar sensibility of this iconic Rosario Candela building. Impeccable Gym and Spa facilities and white-glove service are all included at The Stanhope

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      • Want to live in Santa Monica CA, 90402? This is an average home in the #5 most expensive zip code!

        261 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402 with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and 3,554 q.ft. is listed for sale at $5,300,000
      • On the coveted 18th St in Gillette's Regent Square, sits this impeccable, remodeled traditional home. Chefs kitchen with huge island, opens to family room, both with wall of doors opening to a gracious, covered patio and the park-like backyard. Completing the main floor is huge pantry/mud-room, a bedroom with corner windows, a ~ bath and a gracious, front-facing living room with a fireplace and huge bay window looking out onto the palm-tree-lined 18th St. The upper floor boasts a lovely master suite with corner windows, an elegant master bath and a huge walk-in closet. Three family bedrooms and a 'homework area' complete the 2nd floor. The lush backyard boasts a lovely spa with water cascading into the sparkling swimming pool, both tucked away from the house. Completing the backyard is a firepit just made for smores. Send the kids, just blocks away, to the highly rated Franklin Elementary School.

    • 100 Top Real Estate Markets Medium Values for the 12 months ending December 31, 2018/20

  • Zip codeLocationCountyStateMedian sale price

    194027AthertonSan Mateo CountyCA$6,700,000/$4,950,000
    211962SagaponackSuffolk CountyNY$5,500,000/$2,819,000
    302199BostonSuffolk CountyMA$4,772,500/$2,800,000
    410013New YorkNew YorkNY$3,810,000/$4,100,000
    590402Santa MonicaLos Angeles CountyCA$3,762,000/$3,512,000
    694301Palo AltoSanta Clara CountyCA$3,755,000/$3,300,000
    794022Los AltosSanta Clara CountyCA$3,500,000/$3,200,000
    894028Portola ValleySan Mateo CountyCA$3,300,000/$2.895,000
    994024Los AltosSanta Clara CountyCA$3,254,500/$2,875,000
    1033109Miami BeachMiami-Dade CountyFL$3,250,000/$4,052,000
    1190210Beverly HillsLos Angeles CountyCA$3,212,500/$4,052,000
    1292661Newport BeachOrange CountyCA$3,150,000/$2,819,000
    1310007New YorkNew YorkNY$3,075,000/$3,988,883
    1492662Newport BeachOrange CountyCA$3,057,500/$2,575,000
    1598039MedinaKing CountyWA$3,050,000/$2,590.000
    1690272Pacific PalisadesLos Angeles CountyCA$2,900,000/$2,730,000
    1711976Water MillSuffolk CountyNY$2,862,500/$3,162,000
    1894010BurlingameSan Mateo CountyCA$2,800,000/$2,400,000
    1910282New YorkNew YorkNY$2,792,500/$2,775,000
    2094306Palo AltoSanta Clara CountyCA$2,700,000/$2,445,000
    2195070SaratogaSanta Clara CountyCA$2,690,000/$2,320,000
    2295030Los GatosSanta Clara CountyCA$2,580,000/$2,211,000
    2392657Newport CoastOrange CountyCA$2,550,000/$2,950,000
    94957RossMarin CountyCA$2,550,000/$2,987,000
    2492625Corona Del MarOrange CountyCA$2,500,000/$2,100,000
    2594920Belvedere TiburonMarin CountyCA$2,400,000/$2,550,000
    2610012New YorkNew YorkNY$2,377,500/$1,807,000
    2790266Manhattan BeachLos Angeles CountyCA$2,369,000/$2,250,000
    2894025Menlo ParkSan Mateo CountyCA$2,363,500/$2,062,500
    2992067Rancho Santa FeSan Diego CountyCA$2,275,000/$2,062,500
    3090049Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$2,250,000/$2,210,000
    3193921Carmel By The SeaMonterey CountyCA$2,245,000/$1,600,000
    3293108Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara CountyCA$2,225,000/$2,757,500
    3307620AlpineBergen CountyNJ$2,200,000/$4,763,577
    3490077Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$2,175,000/$2,068,437
    3594062Redwood CitySan Mateo CountyCA$2,150,000/$1,699,000
    11930AmagansettSuffolk CountyNY$2,150,000/$1,781,000
    3691108San MarinoLos Angeles CountyCA$2,109,000/$2,150,000
    3789413GlenbrookDouglas CountyNV$2,107,500/$1,967,000
    3802543Woods HoleBarnstable CountyMA$2,105,000/$2,519,636
    3910018New YorkNew YorkNY$2,100,000/$1,146,000
    94970Stinson BeachMarin CountyCA$2,100,000/$1,650,000
    90265MalibuLos Angeles CountyCA$2,100,000/$2,252,500
    4094123San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$2,075,000/$1,800,000
    4195014CupertinoSanta Clara CountyCA$2,070,000/$1,749,500
    4294087SunnyvaleSanta Clara CountyCA$2,050,000/$1,750,500
    4390742Sunset BeachOrange CountyCA$2,000,000/$1,712,500
    4494118San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,975,000/$1,902,000
    4510069New YorkNew YorkNY$1,947,500/$2,161,000
    4611932BridgehamptonSuffolk CountyNY$1,925,000/$2,525,000
    4794402San MateoSan Mateo CountyCA$1,900,000/$1,712,500
    94070San CarlosSan Mateo CountyCA$1,900,000/$1,625,000
    4890291VeniceLos Angeles CountyCA$1,895,000/$1,732,500
    11975WainscottSuffolk CountyNY$1,895,000/$3,000,000
    4906878RiversideFairfield CountyCT$1,855,000/$1,507,500
    5094041Mountain ViewSanta Clara CountyCA$1,850,000/$1,735,000
    5194040Mountain ViewSanta Clara CountyCA$1,840,500/$1,665,000
    5290212Beverly HillsLos Angeles CountyCA$1,835,000/$2,060,000
    5392660Newport BeachOrange CountyCA$1,825,000/$1,685,000
    5495129San JoseSanta Clara CountyCA$1,800,000/$1,475,000
    94127San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,800,000/$1,600,000
    5594528DiabloContra Costa CountyCA$1,775,000/$2,618,750
    5692651Laguna BeachOrange CountyCA$1,772,500/$1.765,000
    5791011La Canada FlintridgeLos Angeles CountyCA$1,770,000/$1,642,500
    5894002BelmontSan Mateo CountyCA$1,751,750/$1,590,000
    5910580RyeWestchester CountyNY$1,750,000/$1,790,000
    6094114San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,725,000/$1,652,000
    6195032Los GatosSanta Clara CountyCA$1,700,750/$1,634,000
    6294939LarkspurMarin CountyCA$1,690,000/$1,775,000
    6390254Hermosa BeachLos Angeles CountyCA$1,687,000/$1,538,500
    6494904GreenbraeMarin CountyCA$1,683,500/$1,595,000
    6506870Old GreenwichFairfield CountyCT$1,665,000/$2,085,000
    6694043Mountain ViewSanta Clara CountyCA$1,650,000/$1,375,000
    90274Palos Verdes PeninsulaLos Angeles CountyCA$1,650,000/$1,550,000
    6711568Old WestburyNassau CountyNY$1,645,000/$1,465,000
    6821056Gibson IslandAnne Arundel CountyMD$1,643,750/$1,450,000
    6992014Del MarSan Diego CountyCA$1,640,000/$1,425,000
    7090036Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$1,638,250/$1,465,000
    7110014New YorkNew YorkNY$1,635,000/$4,649,000
    7294030MillbraeSan Mateo CountyCA$1,634,000/$1,605,000
    7394507AlamoContra Costa CountyCA$1,621,000/$1,644,000
    7406830GreenwichFairfield CountyCT$1,617,000/$1,752,000
    7594121San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,610,000/$1,367,000
    7690048Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,455,000
    95120San JoseSanta Clara CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,385,000
    94131San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,540,000
    90405Santa MonicaLos Angeles CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,588,000
    94117San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,395,000
    11959QuogueSuffolk CountyNY$1,600,000/$1,416,963
    7792118CoronadoSan Diego CountyCA$1,595,750/$1,407,500
    7894061Redwood CitySan Mateo CountyCA$1,577,500/$1,449,500
    7993953Pebble BeachMonterey CountyCA$1,576,250/$1,639,080
    8090064Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$1,575,000/$1,501,430
    8190027Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$1,550,000/$1,446,514
    8292663Newport BeachOrange CountyCA$1,548,750/$1,533,416
    94941Mill ValleyMarin CountyCA$1,548,750/$1,413,000
    8394539FremontAlameda CountyCA$1,520,000/$1,405,100
    8402493WestonMiddlesex CountyMA$1,515,000/$1,451,000
    94115San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,515,000/$1,516,500
    8595130San JoseSanta Clara CountyCA$1,510,000/$1,445,280
    8691436EncinoLos Angeles CountyCA$1,507,500/$1,406,250
    8794403San MateoSan Mateo CountyCA$1,500,000/$1,405,810
    8802468WabanMiddlesex CountyMA$1,491,000/$1,471,866
    8902481Wellesley HillsNorfolk CountyMA$1,490,500/$1,420877
    9094086SunnyvaleSanta Clara CountyCA$1,482,250/$1,331,761
    9102554NantucketNantucket CountyMA$1,480,000/$1,338,156
    9210001New YorkNew YorkNY$1,476,463/$1,506,176
    9393067SummerlandSanta Barbara CountyCA$1,475,000/$1,249,000
    11030ManhassetNassau CountyNY$1,475,000/$1,600,000
    9494110San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,470,000/$1,376,404
    9594563OrindaContra Costa CountyCA$1,450,000/$1,430,000
    94618OaklandAlameda CountyCA$1,450,000/$1,452,906
    9611024Great NeckNassau CountyNY$1,442,900/$1,570,000
    9706807Cos CobFairfield CountyCT$1,442,500/$15,47,000
    9894705BerkeleyAlameda CountyCA$1,440,000/$1,475,000
    9910024New YorkNew YorkNY$1,430,000/$1,570,000
    10007078Short HillsEssex CountyNJ