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    Home from ABC’s Hit TV Show “Nashville” Can Be Yours for $19.5 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  November 5, 2012  |  10:38 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 20,533 square feet



    Ever dreamed of living like a high-paid country crooner? Well, now you have a chance to own the real-life pad of the fictional “Rayna Jaymes,” the Faith Hill-esque character played by Connie Britton on the smash ABC hit “Nashville.” Located in — you guessed it— Nashville, TN, the home just hit the market for $19.5 million.

    For months, the show filmed in the Belle Meade home on Page Road owned by Sylvia Roberts and her family. According to The Tennesean, The “Nashville” team shot Roberts’ space exactly as-is — including the bedroom, kitchen, and foyer. Later, the show decided to move most of its Jaymes home scenes to a local soundstage, where set decorators cloned several of its rooms and styled them exactly as they appear in the original home.

    While one can’t exactly live on a soundstage, you can live large in this incredible 6-bedroom, 12-bathroom, 20,533 square foot home, accented with unique marbles, stones, and woods from around the world. It’s got an exceptional pool and guesthouse, to boot. This show stopping estate was designed by Mark Harrison of Adkisson/Harrison.

    Steve Fridrich of Fridrich & Clark holds the listing.

      A Private and Gated Gem Atop the Famed Streets of Beverly Hills

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 18, 2012  |  10:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, private/gated, pool



      9021…oh my! Perched high atop the famed streets of Beverly Hills sits a private, gated Mediterranean stunner for sale. Purchase price? $9,995,500.

      Listed with Southern California power agent Sally Forster Jones of Coldwell Banker Previews International, this beautiful 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom, 7,294 square-foot home seeks a sophisticated buyer in search of prime Beverly Hills real estate. With panoramic ocean and city views, there isn’t another property like it in 90210.

      A long, private driveway leads prospective buyers to a cobblestone motor court with parking capacity for 14 cars. The grand kitchen, formal dining, and formal living rooms all have breathtaking views, and a huge master bedroom offers his and her baths, two terraces, and a study. The property also boasts three additional suites, as well as maids quarters, a media room, and a separate guesthouse.

      Outside, the expansive grounds feature a stunning pool area and terraces throughout.  Rounding out the Beverly Hills lifestyle is a party deck with a commercial bar & grill and putting green. Now that’s the epitome of California living.



        Perched Atop The ‘Bird Streets’ of the Hollywood Hills, A Stunning Estate Seeks Buyer

        Posted by Cristin  |  October 8, 2012  |  11:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 6,500 square feet


        $15,000,000 or $55,000 a month lease

        Perched atop one of the Sunset Strip’s most coveted ‘Bird Street,’ Nightingale, this newly constructed modern home has all the elements befitting this grand and hip location. Listed with Los Angeles super agent, Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland, this cutting edge design mixes concrete, stucco and wood in a striking combination that creates warmth rarely seen in a modern estate of this size and scale.

        A massive front doorway leads to high-ceiling public rooms that have fantastic volume, perfect for entertaining. How perfect? Well, Celebrity chef Michael Mina teamed up with Robb Report magazine to for an incredible dinner party and they chose this stunning home as the venue.

        What makes it the quintessential and perfect Hollywood Hills home? To start, the home features floor-to-ceiling windows throughout that open up to bring the the outside in and help provide a spectacular backdrop – panoramic views of the city below. Twinkling city lights and the stunning California sky are this home’s never-ending front yard. A spacious chef’s kitchen has the latest and best in appliances and amenities. The private master bedroom and bath have their own fantastic views from the Hollywood Hills as well. A screening room, wine cellar, office and guest bedrooms round out this stunning hillside estate’s features.

        Outside, a fantastic infinity edged pool and spacious fire pit area rival the home’s interior for entertaining possibilities.

        For sale for $15 million, this home is also available for lease for $55,000 a month.


          In Bel Air, A Classically Modern Estate Seeks Sophisticated Buyer

          Posted by Cristin  |  October 2, 2012  |  11:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

          Home Stats

          7 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 14,000 square feet, pool



          The Agency, the new luxury real estate brokerage with some of the most incredible and unique listings in the world, has added another stunning property to their for-sale roster: 655 Sarbonne Road in Bel Air.

          Located in prestigious lower Bel Air and listed for $16,495,000 by Mauricio Umansky, this stunning property overlooks the Bel Air Country Club and boasts both city and ocean views. Because it back right up to the prestigious Bel Air country club, the home has is both quiet and ultra private – a rarity in this part of Los Angeles.

          As you enter into a grand 2-story entry hall that will take your breath away, and you’ll be amazed by the craftsmanship throughout this home. Featuring 7 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms of the finest quality and design, this estate was built for the most discriminating client. It really does have it all. The home includes an incredible master suite with “his” and “her” closets, large gourmet kitchen that opens to a gorgeous family room with fireplace, grand and elegant living room, wood-paneled double library, and spacious dining room with incredible ceilings. The home has a great flow for entertaining, perfect for those that enjoy the indoor/ outdoor Californian lifestyle.

          The exterior features a grand cabana with every amenity, a sparkling heated pool, sport court, and pristine manicured lawns. The home clocks in at approximately 14,000 square feet on a 37,000 square foot. lot. Built in 2004, the home sparkles with newness and modern touches, but it was also designed with the classic elements and grandeur of the iconic real estate within Bel Air.

          The Agency was founded by Mauricio Umansky, who gained national notoriety on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Umansky was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal as the #1 top-producing real estate agent in Southern California and #7 in the U.S. Joining him in the founding of The Agency are design and architectural specialists Billy Rose and Blair Chang, whose Rose + Chang team was named multiple times as one of the Top 100 U.S. real estate sales teams by The Wall Street Journal. Throughout Los Angeles, you can see The Agency for-sale signs on incredible luxury properties.



            Emmy-Nominated Producer Mark Wilding Buys Charming Family Home

            Posted by Cristin  |  September 6, 2012  |  1:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

            Home Stats

            4-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, 2,030 square feet, pool



            Studio City is quickly becoming one of the must-buy neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area. The neighborhoods are already littered with famous faces and entertainment industry insiders, and the latest resident to join the ranks is Emmy-nominated producer Mark Wilding. Wilding’s name may ring a bell from the credits on hit shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal, Charmed, The Tony Danza Show and Ellen Degeneres original sitcom “Ellen.” That kind of resume means that Wilding has some bucks to toss around in the real estate game. According to public records, he just paid $1.825M for his new home on Valley Spring Lane.

            Mark Wilding’s new place is the quintessential family home. This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom, newly-built classic home on an expansive lot epitomizes luxurious lifestyle on a liveable scale. The home features both formal dining and living rooms. Richly appointed marble fireplaces, lovely crown moldings, intricate mill work and handsome hand-scraped walnut hardwood floors welcome guests.

            Beyond the entryway, a Gourmet Chef’s kitchen with marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a stunning center island, spills into a spectacular great room, and out to a lushly landscaped resort-like back yard.  Stunning beamed ceilings with dormer windows, detailed craftsmanship and gorgeous sunlight dramatize most every room. Luxurious master suite comes complete with a sumptuous marble spa-like master bath.

            The outdoor area includes a swimmer’s pool with baja step, spa and oversized studio, which can be used as guest quarters.

             Wilding is currently selling his former home at 5326 Donna Ave in Tarzana for $1.09M. He purchased that home for $670k in June 1998.

              This $29.5 Million Dollar Dallas Estate Makes the Grade!

              Posted by Vanessa  |  August 20, 2012  |  10:21 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

              Home Stats

              10.5 acre, 5-bedroom, 10-bath Dallas Mt. Vernon landmark estate



              Back to school, back to school,  to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool…” Although many kids would rather be home watching school classics like Billy Madison today, it’s back to school they go as a new school year begins for many students across the country!

              Even though this time of year may bring back those back-to-school blues, little do students realize, that their parents probably jumped through hoops to get Junior into the best school district possible – and more likely than not, this involved a house hunt and a big move before he or she turned 5 years old.

              In the spirit of learning and moving for a good school, we are shining our Luxe Living lens on Dallas, TX – home of America’s best public high school. Recently, US World News & Report ranked The School for the Talented and Gifted the top public high school in the nation and awarded it a gold ranking for its test scores, awards, school data and teaching staff– all of which are said to foster the best well rounded, college-ready students.

              For parents in the Great State of Texas who love a little glitter in their lives, that’s good news. From what we hear, Dallas is a growing luxury real estate destination with its downtown area emerging as an up-and-coming tech hub and its flourishing restaurant and shopping scene reeling in the big spenders. With an average listing price of $502,534, it’s on the high end of the real estate scale and this featured $29.5 million, 10.5 acre, 5-bedroom and 10-bath Dallas Mt. Vernon landmark sure does its part to bring up the average.

              This old-world style property offers historical charm with a splash of modern renovation. Dark hardwoods line the floors, and crown molding can be found in the study with fireplace and built-in library, bringing the property’s antique personality to life. The three-level open floor plan allows for plenty of natural light throughout and can be enjoyed in any part of the home. The renovated kitchen offers an extra large center island and is surrounded by dark wooden cabinets and a lovely brick arch over a stainless steel stove.

              A large heated pool, putting green, lighted tennis courts, and 4-lane bowling center with mini diner allow for a hardworking Dallas student to sit back and relish in a fabulous Texan escape right in the comfort of their own home. When hitting the books, one can catch up on some reading on a lovely country-style porch overlooking the 10.5 acre grounds or in one of the many cozy studies with built-in fireplaces.

              Additional luxe amenities include an elevator, 2-story guesthouse, wine storage, 16-car garage and outdoor entertainment area with gazebo, two fireplaces and pizza oven.

                Beat the Midwestern Heat Wave In This St. Louis Mansion

                Posted by Matt  |  July 6, 2012  |  2:08 pm  |  Tags: , ,

                Home Stats

                8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 10,929 square feet



                Much of the Midwest and some of the East Coast is currently mired in a record heat-wave, and ongoing power outages. And with temperatures over 100 degrees again today in St. Louis, it’s time to find a pool for some much needed relief. That’s where this beautiful home on 3 Saint Andrews Drive, comes in.

                Situated on 2 acres of land and overlooking the golf course, this 8 bedroom and 9 bathroom property boasts 10,929 square feet of living space. The foyer welcomes guests to the house with a sweeping circular staircase and tall ceilings. Barrel vault ceilings and millwork are prevalent throughout the home, which also features a dining room for entertaining and library.

                The large modern kitchen includes two center islands, as well as 3 sinks and work areas, along with top-of-the-line Viking and Jenn-Air appliances. In the same area of the home you’ll find a hearth, breakfast room and a wine room, as well as an office.

                The second floor features a master suite with sitting room and fireplace, 2 dressing rooms and a bathroom, 6 additional bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, as well as a 2-room guest suite.

                But perhaps the highlight of the home is the large pool area, which includes a solarium, sport center and luxury custom pool and hot tub, perfect for cooling down as Saint Louis continues to deal with a hot summer.

                  The Ultimate Summer Destination Home

                  Posted by Matt  |  July 5, 2012  |  4:33 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                  Home Stats

                  16 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 3 greenhouses



                  Summer is upon us and it’s a great time of year to be living the luxury lifestyle. If you are looking for a waterfront compound full of history and posh living quarters, look no further than Newport, Rhode Island. Known for being the location for some of the “Summer White Houses” during the administrations of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, Newport, Rhode Island is a well-known New England summer resort town and is famous for its Newport Mansions. One of these mansions, called Fairholme, is “a dazzling historic oceanfront estate, superbly sited on 4.3 acres of Newport’s legendary Gilded Age coastline with 425′ of ocean frontage.”

                  Fairholme is a large waterfront compound that includes a six bedroom carriage house, three interconnected greenhouses, a swimming pool with luxurious cabana pavilion and a manicured outdoor living area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The main house, which is a Tudor revival masterpiece, was designed by Frank Furness and originally built in 1875.

                  This well-constructed gem has over 20,000 square feet of living space, with richly textured surfaces, silk covered walls, molded plasterwork and 8 fireplaces, as well as a library, salon and grand ballroom that can seat up to 120 people for dinner.

                  Upstairs the same attention to detail and comfort is everywhere to be seen in the 2 master bedroom suites and the 9 guest bedrooms. Additionally there are 7 staff bedrooms and 5 large storage rooms located within the staff wing. The second floor is divided into two generous oceanfront master suites, both with private, substantially sized ocean-facing stone terraces, bedrooms, bathrooms, fireplaces, dressing rooms, and custom designed walk-in closets.

                  Outside on the grounds, prepare to fully unwind and enjoy the summer weather. One highlight is a stunning, fully tiled, infinity edge swimming pool. Adjacent to the pool are two heated marble cabanas, both with full bathrooms and heated floors, a covered veranda, a bar, and an extensive sound system, creating an unmatched setting for entertaining.

                  To the north of the greenhouses is a 4000+ square foot carriage house with three staff apartments. The garage can accommodate 5 cars; additional features of the building include a gym, an estate office, a staff restroom, a maintenance shop, 2 additional storage rooms and laundry facilities.

                  Fairholme is simply a special place, and one can almost feel the history amid all the luxury. With a bit of imagination, it’s easy to sense that former guests of the home, such as the Vanderbilts, the Astors or even Jack Kennedy are still there.



                    Viva Espana! Spain Is Hot In The Euro Cup; And So Is this Spanish Style Mansion

                    Posted by Matt  |  June 27, 2012  |  4:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

                    Home Stats

                    9,289 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms



                    With Euro Cup 2012 well underway, and Spain’s ongoing success in the tournament, maybe you caught a little Spanish fever? If you’re in the market for a fine looking Spanish-Style mansion, which are most popular in cities across the American Southwest and Southern California, look no further than Los Angeles. In this town of countless warm, sunny days and fabulous parties, Spanish-Style homes seamlessly blend the inside with the outside and use thick masonry walls coated in stucco and red tile roofs to provide cool comfort and relaxation for family, friends and entertaining. One such property, which can be found on the outskirts of exclusive Bel Air, embodies the best of all .

                    Gated and private, this Beautiful Spanish-Style Estate with over 9,200 sq.ft. of living space is located on one of the most prominent streets in Lower Bel Air and sited on almost 35,000 sq.ft. of verdant grounds overlooking the Bel Air Country Club golf course.

                    Enter the estate to a grand 2-story, light-filled foyer. Spacious public rooms include the lovely formal living room, grand formal dining room, library, and family room. The large kitchen is a chef’s dream with professional Viking and Traulsen appliances, center island, and separate breakfast area. The 2nd level of the estate houses all 6 bedrooms, all en suite, including the luxurious master suite with fireplace, sitting area, separate office, and dual baths and walk-in closets. The lower level of the home offers great space for entertaining with media and game room. The grounds are extraordinary with pool, spa, lawns, mature trees, Japanese meditation garden, and European garden with picturesque domed arbor.

                    So, whether you are living and dying with each moment from Spain’s run to the Euro Cup 2012 championship, or you simply have good taste, this mansion is clearly a goal.

                      Larry Ellison Buys Hawaiian Island But Epic Properties Remain

                      Posted by Matt  |  June 21, 2012  |  3:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                      Home Stats

                      Depends on the home you want to build here



                      The news just broke that high-flying Oracle CEO Larry Ellison purchased 98% of the island of Lanai – the 6th largest of 8 Hawaiian islands – for more than $500 million. Lanai is 18 miles at its widest and totals 140.5 square miles, with approximately 3,000 residents, but features only one town, Lanai City.

                      Ellison, meanwhile is one of the most wealthy people in the world, with Forbes listing his net worth at a cool $36 billion. Some of Ellison’s other expensive purchases include a 23-acre Japanese-style estate in Woodside which set him back $200 million and a $194 million yacht, not to mention the $80 million he spent on yacht racing over a recent three year period.

                      So what about the mere millionaires among us? Well, you too can own some incredible properties that feature large amounts of land and access to the water, without all the headaches and expense of owning and operating an entire island.

                      For example, there’s this stunning $15 million dollar property in beautiful Santa Barbara (any city with two bars in the name must be great), that features 16.5 acres of secluded beachfront property, and is just minutes from downtown.

                      Or maybe you want to be closer to the action of Los Angeles? If that’s the case, this $18.9 million dollar ocean front beauty is available in the exclusive town of Malibu.

                      With either choice, you will be master of your own domain, if not master of your own island. It’s hard being a millionaire.