From unveiling new architecturally significant and celebrity-owned abodes to making a splash with the debut of our very first D.C. Metro office, here is a look at what made headlines in November at The Agency.


29713 ZUMA BAY WAY - The New York Times recently featured this three-bedroom beachside Malibu condominium, located in the gated, private Zuma Bay Villas, in an article that looks at homes in California in the $1.7million range. Noting the home’s proximity to Zuma Beach, known for its surfing and wide stretches of sand, the Times also mentioned the home’s large living area, sliding-glass doors, ocean-view balcony, refreshed kitchen and ocean-view primary suite. Represented by Kristina Theard, the home also offers access to the community amenities of Zuma Bay VIllas, including a saltwater pool, tennis facilities and clubhouse, all steps from the sand and surf.


508 N. ALPINE DRIVE - This extraordinary new, European-inspired villa in The Flats of Beverly Hills nabbed a feature in Livabl, which noted the home’s custom design by Roman James Design Build, along with architects Mike Poirer and Adam Sousin. Represented by Gloria Castellanos and Mauricio Umansky, the seven-bedroom, nine-bath home boasts a floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace, Mediterranean-style columns, a glass-walled wine room and stunning resort-style backyard pool. “The home’s lower level is party-ready, featuring a 12-seat home theater with a custom screen, 18 speakers and a swanky built-in bar,” writes Livabl, which also noted the home’s custom partners’ dressings rooms, fitness studio and five-car auto gallery.

1072 NEWBERN CT - Robb Report chose Wayne Gretzky’s sprawling Thousand Oaks, California mansion as its Home of the Week. “Perched on a 6.6-acre hilltop within the gated Sherwood Country Club, this oh-so-elegant red brick home boasts 360-degree vistas of Lake Sherwood and the Santa Monica Mountains,” writes Robb Report. Represented by Arvin Haddad, the home built in 2002 features six bedrooms, eight baths, two guest houses, movie screening room, billiard room, pool and sunken tennis court. Haddad tells Robb Report the Gretskys spent millions of dollars renovating the home, and the detailing is beyond remarkable.


EMIL HARTOONIAN - The Managing Partner of The Agency Calabasas and Sherman Oaks recently shared his expertise with Realtor.com for the piece, How Did Khloé Kardashian Manage to Double Her Money With Calabasas Home Sale. The article recounts how the star sold the home she purchased from Justin Bieber for $7.2 million in 2014 for a record $15.5 million inside the gates of the uber-exclusive Estates at the Oaks community. “Beyond being located behind a double-gated community and unparalleled privacy, the Estates is a gem to both value and quality of life,” Emil, who has closed the majority of personal sales volume in The Estates in the last few years, tells Realtor.com.


232 CARROLL CANAL - In the article Defying Convention, DIGS Magazine showcases the stylish retreat that “fully embraces Venice Beach living, complete with a prime setting on the picturesque canals.” Represented by James Harris, David Parnes and Fred Dapp, the home stands apart from the neighborhood’s surrounding bungalows with a striking brownstone-inspired structure composed of light brick cladding and steel-frame windows that capture the light reflecting off the waterways. “The stunning architecture is eye-catching to anyone walking by,” Fred tells DIGS.