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Extreme Home $85M in BH!

LA’s Most Extreme Home Hits the Market in BH for $85M This 23,000 sft residence was built by a handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky after buying the land for $12.65M two years ago. I dealt with a $75M residence in Tokyo but… it was Tokyo…. $85M in LA?! The video is little too long… but its a big house!!!

Listing Spotlight: Venice Turn-key with Mountain Views

1005 Pleasantview Avenue proves that design matters. This home was recently completed and designed by the Reed Architectural Group. The exterior design features walls of glass and wood panels made of African Mahogany. Inside, the house has a sophisticated feel due to the quality of materials used and the well thought out two-story floor plan.

The kitchen features Rift oak kitchen cabinets, cotton Caesarstone countertops, Blanco fixtures and Viking appliances. Polished concrete floors were used for the first floor and solid oak floors for the second floor. Upstairs, the master suite has picturesque mountain views and the other three bedrooms are situated around an open family area. The home’s location west of Lincoln offers optimal proximity to all that Venice has to offer.

Address: 1005 Pleasantview Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Bed/Bath/Square Feet: 3 beds/ 2.5 baths / 2,750 square feet
Listing Price: $2,798,000
Listing Agent: Melissa Macfadyen

What the listing agent says: “I am very proud to represent this brand new home. Not only for the quality of the design but more importantly for the quality of the construction. This is a solidly built home from a builder who puts a lot of thought and care in his work”.


International Spotlight: A Retreat with Beach Access and Views in Bahia, Brazil

Our featured international listing this week is Trancoso Casa Espetacular which is in the “Pedro Grande” Condominium, located 2 kilometers from the center of the town of Trancoso in the state of Bahia, Brazil.

Built in 2002 by Ricardo Salem with architect Beatriz Regis Bittencourt, the home features a front row plot that has 36 meters of breathtaking beach and sea views. There are two air conditioned bedrooms each with en-suite full bathroom. There is also an office with a half bath. All rooms have ocean and “Rio da Barra” beach views.

Rio da Barra beach is a four-minute walk through the private condominium pathway. There is also a housekeeper’s home on plot with its own full bathroom and kitchen plus closed garden shed and roofed open garage. Additional features include satellite TV, Wi-Fi internet connection, 3 phase 220 volt electricity, and hot & cold running water. Outside features include a wooden deck and terrace with deck chairs, tables and sofas and a tropical garden with a Bahian-style maxi shower.

Address: Loteamento Pedro Grande, Lote 5 Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil
Square Feet: 3,272
Listing Price: 883,000 EUR (approx $1,200,000) All furniture and appliances are included.
Listing Agent: Andrew Karigan

Ranch Listing Feature: Turnkey Equestrian Ranch near Oklahoma City

Formed in 1974, the Oklahoma Stud Ranch has still got its mark on the quarter horse and thoroughbred breeding industry. Offspring from the original dams and sires that stood at the ranch are seen on the top of pedigrees to this day. The premier breeding and training facility is located in Purcell, OK just 35 miles south of Oklahoma City.

With an abundance of opportunity in a turnkey equestrian operation, this 400-acre ranch is a platted 200 lot development called Oklahoma Stud Ranch Estates. The ranch is just one half hour away from downtown Oklahoma City making it a prime investment opportunity for future development potential.

Oklahoma Stud Ranch is listed at $3,987,000. For more ranch listings, visit Ranch Marketing Associates homepage.

International Listing Spotlight: The most beautiful live/work property and it's in Greece

Take a break from your busy work week and visit (in your head) a different part of the world. Teles Properties International has a new listing in Laconia, Greece. This is probably the best work/live space you’ve seen all year. Fun fact from Wikipedia, the word, “laconic” derives from this region of Greece and describes a concise manner of speaking which how the Spartans used to talk to the Athenians.

The photos of the listing showcase the commercial appeal of the property. Don’t you see yourself opening the perfect restaurant here? Now I’m not saying Southern Greece is better than where you are but I mean come on, they have warm water.

Location: To Kanoni – Kastro Monemvasia, Peloponnese, Laconia 230 70, Greece
Price: $6,050,00
Listing Agent: Andrew Karigan

This exclusive property is located in the centre of the historic fortified town of Monemvasia, Greece. It is uniquely situated on the main square and surrounded by several shops and tourists sites, including the Castle’s Museum, the Bell Tower, and the Church of Christ Helkomenos (Christ in Chains).

The property includes 2 buildings that currently house a restaurant that has been successfully operated by the same owners since 1987.  This location makes it a prime opportunity for any commercial activity and can easily be divided to provide multiple business activities within the same structure.  The property has been meticulously maintained by the owner who has made several improvements, most recently renovating the lower level to provide direct access to the main square from two of the lower level rooms, providing additional commerce opportunities.

Whether utilized as a restaurant, shop(s), or hotel, this property will provide flexibility and opportunity for its new

Ranch Listing Feature: Colorado Recreation Ranch with Views and Trees A Plenty

Tyree Ranch is a 20-acre property situated along nine hundred feet of Main Elk Creek in Colorado. The ranch is nestled among towering pines, irrigated meadows, cottonwood trees, scrub oak, juniper and sage. A tastefully remodeled 2,973 square foot log home captures the views of the valley and hillsides and channel provides ample irrigation for the adjacent hay meadow.

Remote and private, the property runs along both sides of the creek with riding and hiking trails crisscrossing the property. It is a short ten minute drive to the entrance of Flattops Wilderness area. The property has ample storage for recreational vehicles, a three-car garage finished with a handyman’s workshop and access ramp to storage and RV loft above.

Tyree Ranch is listed for $1,295,000. For more ranch listings visit Ranch Marketing Associates homepage.

Real Estate Round Up: A Mt. Washington dome house, Best garden Instagram accounts and more

Need a break from pup and celebrity Instagram posts? Here are 5 accounts to follow for garden and plant lovers –Apartment Therapy

The new trend in high-end real estate is to build luxury pet suites. See how many pet puns can fit into one news article. – OC Register

Are you inspired by nonstandard living spaces? Check out this dome house in Mount Washington – Eastsider LA

Just in time for weekend drinking activities, take a look at a convertible home bar designed for a small New York apartment – Dwell

Listing Spotlight: Modern Design in Westchester

7560 Stewart Avenue  and 7564 Stewart Avenue , two new construction homes in the North Kentwood area of Westchester, exhibit modern design with a sleek and sophisticated look.


Address: 7560 Stewart Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Bed/Bath/Square Feet: 5 beds/ 5 baths / 3,889 square feet
Listing Price: $1,995,000
Listing Agent: Stephanie Younger

The airy living room features a designer fireplace and a wall of glass doors opening out to a redwood deck, custom swimming pool, spa and private back yard. At the heart of the home is a gorgeous cook’s kitchen with Viking appliances and a marble center island.

Going upstairs, the master suite has a private balcony and a deluxe spa-like full bath. Featuring wide plank wood floors, four additional bedrooms and baths and a powder room, this home is perfect for today’s savvy and design conscious buyer that craves an urban California living experience.

Ranch Listing Feature: Riverfront Acres in Western Colorado

White River Ranch is 214 acres of riverfront property in western Colorado. Located between Rangely and Meeker, the ranch is convenient to both communities with grocery stores, fuel stations, and schools. Functional improvements are situated just off the banks of the White River, which winds through the middle of the property for about one mile.

The ranch is ideally set up for livestock with hay storage, a barn, sheds and outbuildings. Water rights irrigate 75 acres plus 60 acres of sub-irrigated meadows. The entire northern and southern boundaries border tens of thousands of acres of public ground, providing access to the excellent hunting found in northwest Colorado.

The listing price for White River Ranch is $700,000. For more ranch listings, visit Ranch Marketing Associateshomepage.

Teles in the Media: David Kean on why it's practical to hire a real estate agent

In the Investopedia.com article, “8 Reasons Not to Sell Your Home Without an Agent”, Beverly Hills agent David Kean discusses a few practical reasons why hiring a real estate agent is a good idea. Besides the wealth of experience top real estate agents have, Kean states that it’s easier to work with buyers and their agents when you don’t have to hear all the negative things they are saying about your home. Having a middleman becomes extra important when it comes time for showings and contract negotiation. In the end, agents work towards promoting the most stress free and harmonious transaction possible. Read all 8 reasons why hiring an agent is a smart idea here.