Beach Boy Mike Love Relists Swank Pebble Beach Pad

    Posted by Cristin  |  June 17, 2014  |  12:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Beach Boy Mike Love

    Pebble Beach, CA

    Most Known For

    Original member of the iconic American band, The Beach Boys

    Home Stats

    7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 stories on one acre



    Want to live like a real ‘California Girl’ (or boy)?

    Now’s your chance!

    Mike Love, an original member of the iconic music group ‘The Beach Boys,’ has just relisted his spectacular Tuscan-style estate in Pebble Beach, CA for $5,790,000. 

    While the home is stunning, with hard-to-part-with ocean views, Love has had a hard time finding a buyer. According to the Wall Street Journal, Love originally listed the ‘Surfer’ spread in 2009 for $7.9M. It came off the market and then remerged in June 2012, when it was seeking a buyer at a lower list price of $5.995M.

    Built in 2003, the 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom home sits on a coveted acre of land in scenic Pebble Beach, the seaside community famous for its incredible golf course and to-die-for coastline. Expansive and sprawling over four levels, the home has an elevator, wine cellar and tasting room, a game room, a gym and a screening room. Additionally, the home has a guest apartment with a separate kitchen.

    In 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Loves are selling the home because their children are no longer in school in Pebble Beach. “It is a lifestyle change,”  Jacqueline Love, Mike’s wife, said at the time. The couple has an obvious affinity for vacation towns, as their primary residence is in Incline Village, near world famous Lake Tahoe.

    Steve & Noel Beutel of Sotheby’s International Realty-Rancho continue to hold the listing. 

      Say “I do” To Jef Holm’s Childhood Palatial Utah Estate; Become A Part of Bachelorette History

      Posted by Matt  |  July 20, 2012  |  2:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


      Jef Holm

      Saint George, Utah

      Most Known For

      Finalist on the Bachelorette

      Home Stats

      9 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 15,794 square feet



      Well, the drama is in full swing on the Bachelorette. This Sunday, the entire nation will find out who Emily Maynard has chosen to be her man on the latest installment of the television franchise. Who knows how it will go, but one can hope they fare better than most of the ill-fated relationships that have been spawned from the Bachelor and the Bachelorette. So who are the two lucky remaining men? Well, in one corner, we have Arie Luyendyk Jr., who has an exciting job as a race car driver and an equally exciting track record of groping Emily. What more could a girl ask for? Well how about Jef Holm, Utah native and do-gooder, entrepreneur and all around hipster with some serious hair?

      Now for all you super fans of the show, you can now own a piece of Bachelorette history.  Jef Holm’s childhood home in Saint George, Utah is now on the market. The 9-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom mansion has a stunning 15,794 feet of living space that is calling for a new owner with a passion for interior design. For $3,390,000 you get the entire estate, as well as 3 acres of deeded land and a number of impressive features including a beautiful infinity edge pool with views, luxury spa, pitch and put golf course and tennis and sports courts. With all that activity you’ll be sure to work up an appetite, so there are 2 custom-built outdoor cooking areas, which are great for entertaining.

      Images via the HomeSmart Advantage.

        Feel Good Vibrations In The Palatial Pebble Beach Pad of The Beach Boys’ Mike Love

        Posted by Cristin  |  June 28, 2012  |  12:23 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

        Richard Drew, AP

        Mike Love

        Pebble Beach, CA

        Most Known For

        Original member of the iconic American band, The Beach Boys

        Home Stats

        7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 stories on one acre



        Want to live like a real ‘California Girl?’ – well now’s your chance to live in the Pebble Beach home of The Beach Boys’ original member, Mike Love. While the home is a spectacular Tuscan-style estate with stunning, hard-to-part-with ocean views, Love has been trying to sell the estate since 2009. According to the Wall Street Journal, Love originally listed the ‘Surfer’ spread in 2009 for $7.9M. It’s now back on the market and seeking a buyer at a lower list price of $5.995M.

        Built in 2003, the 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom home sits on a coveted acre of land in scenic Pebble Beach, the seaside community famous for its incredible golf course and to-die-for coastline. Expansive and sprawling over four levels, the home has an elevator, wine cellar and tasting room, a game room, a gym and a screening room. Additionally, the home has a guest apartment with a separate kitchen.

        The Wall Street Journal reported that the Loves are selling the home because their children are no longer in school in Pebble Beach. “It is a lifestyle change,” says Jacqueline Love, Mike’s wife. The couple has an obvious affinity for vacation towns, as their primary residence is in Incline Village, near world famous Lake Tahoe.

        Steve and Noel Beutel of Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.

          Former Yahoo! COO and President Selling Grand Napa Residence with Private 9-Hole Golf Course

          Posted by Cristin  |  May 30, 2012  |  10:05 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 7,500 square feet on 25+ acres with 9-hole private golf course



          Vineyard Knolls, an exclusive Napa Valley estate including a personal NCGA nine-holegolf course, is on the market for only the second time since 1989. The estate has an impressive Hollywood and Silicon Valley pedigree. Originally built in the 60’s by David L. Wolper, the Hollywood legend who produced Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Roots, Wolper transformed Napa’s first municipal golf course into a compound for entertaining Hollywood’s elites.

          In 1999, Jeff Mallett, former president and COO of Yahoo! purchased Vineyard Knolls and transitioned the one-of-a-kind estate into an exclusive retreat for friends and family, which includes a spectacular Napa-inspired grand residence, separate clubhouse and beautifully landscaped  grounds to fully take advantage of the outdoor wine country lifestyle.

          Priced at $17,500,000, the 25-acre property boasts a golf course surrounded by gentle rolling hills and lush estate vineyards. Only 45 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and 15 minutes from the Napa Airport, Hollywood celebrities and business moguls found safe haven at Vineyard Knolls while discovering the world-class wine, food and recreation the Napa Valley is so famous for.

          The property features unparalleled amenities including a nine-hole NCGA golf course, two lakes, a 7,500 square-foot main residence, clubhouse and caretaker’s home. The 4-bedroom main residence makes the best of indoor/outdoor wine country living from its serene setting at the center of the private golf course.

          Vineyard Knolls also features a spacious 6,412 square-foot clubhouse which includes an expansive main room for entertaining, featuring a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, commercial kitchen, numerous office and meeting rooms. The St. Andrew’s inspired full bar and seating area opens up to a wrap around sundeck overlooking the 9th green.

          A sapphire swimming pool, tennis court, croquet lawn and open-air pool pavilion provide lounging and dining areas located just outside the clubhouse. The combination of the clubhouse and pool pavilion creates a perfect place for entertaining a large gathering of guests or intimate groups.

          Vineyard Knolls golf course is a NCGA sanctioned course and was used as a teaching course by golf’s famous short game guru Dave Pelz. Since 1965 this exclusive 9-hole golf course has hosted many challenging and enjoyable rounds of golf for beginners to PGA professionals.

          Vineyard Knolls is listed by Jocelyne Monello of Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty, Sylvia Seufferlein and Hadar Gordon of Sereno Group Real Estate.


            Golf Legend Fred Couples Buys Pristine Brentwood Mansion

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 7, 2012  |  10:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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            Fred Couples

            Brentwood, CA

            Most Known For

            Golf legend who won the 1992 Masters Tournament and the 2011 Senior Players Championship

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,661 square feet, pool



            Golf legend Fred Couples has a new clubhouse!  After years of residing in La Quinta, CA, Couples has purchased a stunning, Spanish Colonial revival home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. According to public records, Couples paid $4,557,000 on April 4, 2012 for a four-bedroom, four and a half bathroom, 5,661 square foot home.

            The estate is set behind gates on picturesque South Carmelina Ave. Beautifully designed and crafted, the property features gorgeous gardens, beau detailing and top-notch finishes throughout. All spaces flow seamlessly together and to the outdoors for the ideal California lifestyle. Gas lanterns and a private courtyard entry way lead to the gracious foyer with a sweeping staircase, a step-down living room, formal dining room and inviting library. A fabulous cook’s kitchen and family room opens through French doors to the loggia, outdoor living room with fireplace, sparkling pool, spa and detached poolside guesthouse. The home was originally designed as a five-bedroom home with maid’s quarters, but it is currently being used as a three-bedroom with an oversized laundry room, upstairs family room and vast his & hers master closets.

            In November 2011, Couples listed his 5,173 square-foot, four-bedroom, five-bathroom home in La Quinta for $4,195,000. That home is now off the market.


              PGA Champion Phil Mickelson Relists Custom San Diego Home with Golf Green

              Posted by Cristin  |  January 30, 2012  |  6:12 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

              Phil Mickelson

              Rancho Santa Fe, CA

              Most Known For

              Golf champion and World Golf Hall of Famer

              Home Stats

              4.9 acres, 9,500 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms



              Golf champ and Hall of Famer, Phil Mickelson, has put his Tuscan-style Rancho Santa Fe, CA home  back on the market for the reduced price of $7.1 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

              Mr. Mickelson and wife Amy originally listed the 4.9 acre, 9,500-square-foot, five-bedroom home back in March of 2008 for about $11M. At the time, they had just moved into a larger estate nearby. With no buyers in sight for their former estate, the price was later slashed to $7.2 million before the home was eventually pulled it off the market in May 2011. To prep for an eventual sale, the home underwent some renovations, including the addition of a shower with Baccarat crystal fixtures and hand-laid tile mosaics.

              Located on the west side of the prestigious Covenant community, the single-level estate features two guest homes and offers some of the most stunning, unobstructed sunset views in Rancho Santa Fe, a wealthy enclave of San Diego. A private road leads potential buyers to this incredible, one-of-a-kind, fully custom Tuscan villa. Built entirely on one level, the Mickelson’s home was designed and built with unparalleled attention to detail. Hand-plastered ceilings, a hand-carved fireplace of white Cantera stone, white Calcutta marble imported from Italy, cabinet hardware from Baltica of Romania and Bouvet of France, and a master suite shower featuring a curved-glass enclosure are just some of the amenities.

              The property also includes a trophy room, gym, horseshoe pit and sand-swept putting green.

              Phil and Amy Mickelson bought the home for $6 million in 2001. With this home for sale again, it has us asking “What will Phil Do Next?


                Terry Bradshaw Selling Custom, Never-Lived-In Florida Home

                Posted by Cristin  |  December 21, 2011  |  12:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                Terry Bradshaw

                Bradenton, FL

                Most Known For

                Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and current football analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday.

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,049 square feet



                Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, NFL Legend Terry Bradshaw is selling his custom-built, never-lived-in estate in the Concession development. Boasting a Jack Nicklaus designed course, named “Best New Private Course in 2006″ by Golf Digest magazine, the Concession is an exclusive community that features lake and preserve views. Bradshaw’s amazing, never-lived-in custom home features loads of custom millwork, a very private greenbelt lot and an amazing pool area with elevated spa and outdoor fireplace for daytime and evening relaxation and enjoyment. The master suite is massive, with his-and-hers baths and walk in closets. For visitors, the home boasts a private, detached guest suite. The home also features Leviton lighting systems, Creston whole house entertainment, a dedicated refrigerated wine room and Viking appliances. Other details include 12-inch baseboards, unbelievable crown molding, a gas fireplace, coffered and volume ceilings and a beautiful summer kitchen.



                  Steamboat Springs Stunner Overlooks 13th Green on World-Class Golf Course

                  Posted by Cristin  |  December 6, 2011  |  1:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                  Home Stats

                  6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, 7,550 square feet



                  Now for sale in picturesque Steamboat Springs, Colorado is a 6.21 acre Miraval Estate overlooking the 13th green and fairway of the world-class Catamount Ranch and Golf Club. A truly stunning home, this estate at 333960 Catamount Drive has 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. Every luxury has been poured into the estate, including: multiple fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, multiple beverage centers, wet bars, family entertainment room, main floor master, private guest suite, exercise room, and a multitude of outdoor living spaces surrounding the home. This estate is a majestic home built by one of Colorado’s top builders with endless windows looking out onto inspiring views of Steamboat and the South Valley.

                  Darlinda Maxwell of Steamboat Village Brokers holds the listing




                    Fred Couples Selling La Quinta Desert Retreat

                    Posted by Cristin  |  November 29, 2011  |  11:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                    Fred Couples

                    La Quinta, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Gold legend who won the 1992 Masters Tournament and this year's Senior Players Championship

                    Home Stats

                    5,173 square-feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms



                    Professional golfer Fred Couples has just listed his home in La Quinta, California. First reported by the Los Angeles Times, Couples is selling the home he formerly used as a relaxing retreat at the end of the golf season because he is building a custom home in the same development. Public records show that the home was built in 2008 and purchased by Couples in 2009 for $3,047,500. The 5,173 square-foot, 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home is now listed for $4,195,000.

                    Located in the Madison Club development, Couples’ home features Spanish architecture and Mediterranean style and the entrance has a private courtyard and bubbling fountain. Breathtaking Southwest mountain views can be seen from the private sparkling pool and spa. Perfect for cool desert nights, the home has a built-in fire pit. This Villa features limestone and wood floors, stone-carved elements and custom wood cabinetry and doors. The great room has an oversized stone fireplace, the gourmet kitchen has Wolf appliances, granite counter tops, a walk-in wine room and pantry and just outside the pocket doors is a custom built-in BBQ. The formal dining room opens up with pocket doors to the stunning view. There are two master suites (one upstairs and one downstairs) and both have stone fireplaces and luxurious master baths. One of them features a private outdoor shower and both have private terraces with views.

                      Golfer David Duval Unloading Two Colorado Mansions at a Major Loss

                      Posted by Cristin  |  August 23, 2011  |  3:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                      David Duval

                      Cherry Hills Village, CO

                      Most Known For

                      Holding the title of "Best in the World" on the PGA tour

                      Home Stats

                      Two spectacular homes: The first boasts 11,372 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms. The second is 11,701 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms


                      $9,000,000 and $5,000,000

                      Let’s dive into this double-dose of extravagant athlete homes. One top-ranked golfer, two Colorado homes on the market for millions less than he paid for them.

                      David Duval and his wife Susie are placing two mega-properties on the market in an attempt to “simplify” their lives, as they explained to the Wall Street Journal, who first reported this news.

                      David Duval was once the number one ranked golfer in the world, and in 2005, he and his wife paid $12,400,000 for a 7.5 acre, 14,200 square foot mansion they used as their primary property. They picked up a second home in the area for $7,400,000 in 2007.  The two homes in the Cherry Hills Village area of Denver are now on the market for $9 million and $5 million, respectively. For those who aren’t mathmatically inclined, that’s a staggering loss of $5,800,000. And that’s even if they get the full asking price for both.

                      But let’s think optimistically, because these two properties are quite the stunners. The larger, main property is described as a “Mediterranean masterpiece with a classic Italian villa exterior  and opulent interior.” It’s gated, boasts a circle driveway, fountains and is a great equestrian property for those who want to keep horses.

                      The second property is a rare gem hidden in the pines with a spectacular lake view and putting green, salt water pool and separate guest apartment. The home also houses a 1500+ bottle wine cellar, is complete with fabulous finishes like a media room and a patio with an outdoor fireplace. The $5,000,000 listing price includes the home plus an additional 4.4 acres. A 2.25 acre building site (where the putting green currently is) can be sold separately for $1.1 million.