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The Agency Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky gave CBS2 a glimpse inside the coveted two-story Penthouse now available for sale at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA LIVE. The sleek and sexy Penthouse 51A, listed for $15,000,000, features 6,600-square-feet of modern luxury living high above the city.

Mauricio tells CBS2 the beauty of the property is that there is only one like it, and the size alone makes it a rarity. Penthouse 51A features three-bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom with partner’s walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views and incredible amenities, such as a hidden bar and temperature-controlled wine cellar.

Homeowners enjoy the exclusive amenities and services of the The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA LIVE,

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It seems that everyday, homes of the rich and famous make headlines for their lavish amenities, far-reaching views and sprawling acreage—yet the most extraordinary estates are the ones offering lifestyle in addition to square footage. What are the 10 most exceptional properties for sale in the U.S. at this very moment? From lakeside in Minnesota to Beverly Hills, from Martha's Vineyard to The Ritz-Carlton in New York, these ten properties highlight the ultimate luxury lifestyle in some of the country's most coveted zip codes.

1. Michael Jordan's Chicago Estate  2700 High Point Lane, Highland Park, IL - $14,855,000

A private gated entrance emblazoned with Jordan’s signature number 23 is the first thing you encounter when arriving at the former NBA

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The Residences at Carbon Beach celebrated their official launch last Thursday, June 25, to a lively crowd of brokers, agents and friends of The Agency in the heart of Malibu’s Billionaire’s Beach in Malibu. Along with the property’s tranquil zen courtyard, guests were invited to tour two select homes while enjoying Mr Chow’s catered hors d’oeuvres, a full bar hosted by Stoli Elite and VOCO, and premiere ocean views from the rooftop terrace.

“We're thrilled to introduce The Residences at Carbon Beach, a collection of 8 private homes whose design and location speak for themselves. The grand opening attracted a large turnout, which is indicative of how in demand these homes are”, says Mike Leipart, Managing Partner of The Agency New Development

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Salt water pool, marble countertops, dark wood floors, hidden speakers, and a high-level security system are some of the features included in Leighton Meester’s former Encino home which recently sold for $2.015 million. Leighton, best know for her role as Blair Waldorf on ‘Gossip Girl’ also has a thriving music career and is expecting her first child with husband Adam Brody.

Her former Encino abode, was originally purchased in 2011 for just above $1.4 million. Steven Kirshbaum of The Agency represented the buyer in the sale. The residence, hidden away in the coveted Royal Oaks neighborhood of Encino and set on colorful grounds, shows itself to be the ideal choice for indoor and outdoor living. Built in 1948, hedged by tall trees, a gated entrance,

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The French-style chateau of Greentree Farm makes one imagine that he or she is truly in the countryside of France with the exception being that this beautiful abode, set amidst 50 acres, finds its serene place underneath the Southern California sun. The longtime celebrity retreat, featured in California Home + Design and listed by Jackie Smith and Mauricio Umansky, draws one in with its many indoor and outdoor offerings. The four bedroom, ten bath home includes a master wing balcony that allows one to take in the rolling hills, citrus groves, avocado trees and flower gardens of the Ventura County located property. The entertainment possibilities are endless as the chateau features a media and game room, cellar, gym, grand living room, pool and sports

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The Agency is pleased to announce our newest luxury residential offering — The Residences at Carbon Beach — a collection of 8 modern homes perched mere steps from the sand in the heart of Malibu’s Billionaire’s Beach.

22065PacificCoastHwy-065“I am pleased to say that, with the help of the new development team at The Agency, we have achieved our goal of creating luxurious, worry–free living in the heart of Carbon Beach,“ comments owner Mitchell Saywitz.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, The Residences at Carbon Beach simplify seaside living with generously proportioned interiors and multiple terraces that are bathed in contemporary elegance. Each of the 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom residences features a dual 2-car garage on the

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When someone says, “the 1920’s,” you can’t help but think economic prosperity, and opulence, a boom in art and architecture, jazz and major changes to the American social landscape. Those “Roaring Twenties,” as they’re affectionately called, marked a true beginning in American life and technological advances which included everything from the telephone to the automobile. And in the city of Los Angeles this time and these advancements meant movable property. Que the Higgins-Verbeck house.

The Higgins-Verbeck house reigned as  one of the most famous of all mobile homes in California. Originally located at 2619 Wilshire Blvd., this grand--mobile--estate was relocated on June 28, 1924, 91 years ago, to it’s current location at 637 S. Lucerne Blvd in

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Phrases like “development opportunity,” selling for land value” and “as is” are terms used in real estate that are often attributed to tear-downs, but such designations in the Los Angeles locale apply to more than just dilapidated homes as acreage, location and views can demand a higher price tag than a structure itself. Houses with famous owners, estates designed by renowned architects, and multimillion dollar mansions also fall into this category. 

The Los Angeles Times recently featured tear-downs of note, highlighting properties like basketball great Elgin Baylor’s one-time home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the Hollywood Hills that includes a level track of land available to build one’s dream. This beautiful property, listed by Jon

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The hilltop estate at 14430 Mulholland Drive was featured last week as the Wall Street Journal’s “House of the Day.”

The setting for singer Ed Sheeran’s music video, ‘Don’t’, this gated, knoll top estate offers 2.12 acres of uncompromising privacy and seclusion. A patio hugs the entire 6 bedroom/9 bathroom home by award-winning architect Kamran Khavarani. Sweeping, 360-degree views extend from Palos Verdes all the way to the Valley. "We were all amazed," Hezi Kashanian, the owners son, told the WSJ. "The views are spectacular."

The Agency's John McCann, listing agent for the property, describes the architecture as a combination of Greek Revival and modern. The home is currently listed for $22.9 million.

To learn more about 14430 Mulholland, visit its

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In a recent article featuring the most expensive properties on the market thus far this year, Forbes included the stunning $85 million Maison Du Soleil. The Holmby Hills compound is located at 10250 West Sunset Boulevard and is currently listed by The Agency's Jaime Cuevas, Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky.

The spectacular estate sits on three picturesque acres in an incredibly desirable neighborhood, forming the crown jewel of LA’s “Platinum Triangle.”

Forbes staff writer Erin Carlyle mentions Maison Du Soleil’s storied history; the home was designed by renowned architect Paul Williams in the 1930s. The sprawling majesty of the property is difficult to capture in just a few words. Standout features include the two story foyer with a floor-to-ceiling

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