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The master bathroom of 1677 N. Doheny Drive

There are gorgeous bathrooms, and there are extraordinary bathrooms. From sculptural soaking tubs with exquisite ocean views to expertly designed wet rooms where you can really make a splash, these five bathrooms will take your morning routine to a whole new level.

1677 N. DOHENY DRIVE | LOS ANGELES

Perched on a promontory above Hollywood’s famed bird streets, the master bathroom of this contemporary masterpiece showcases an elevated, organic design, with automated Fleetwood pocket doors blurring the line between its elegant interiors and expansive terrace with views from Downtown to the ocean. Virtually every element of the space, down to the floating, bespoke mirrors by Mass Beverly, was

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Our round-up of properties and personalities making headlines in July

1317 DELRESTO DRIVE → In just 15 months, this 1970s-era villa in Beverly Hills was transformed into a 9,680-square-foot contemporary dream estate. View exclusive before and after photos and read what listing agents Billy Rose and Santiago Arana have to say about the phenomenal property featured in Robb Report.

PENTHOUSE 51A → The penthouse on the 51st floor of the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Downtown Los Angeles sold for a record-breaking $9.125 million. Represented by Mauricio Umansky and Ansel Kim, the fully-furnished residence boasts 6,590 square feet of living space with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views of the L.A. skyline. Get the lowdown from Mansion Global.

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The Wilshire Corridor as it’s never been lived before—so begins the story of The Liddel, the latest residential offering in the heart of Westwood. Featuring a collection of 56 residences and highly curated, private amenities, the design-focused offering is much more than it appears to be from the exterior. While blending with the Wilshire Corridor aesthetically on the outside, the inside offers something much more unexpected—a contemporary vision that caters to the more adventurous in style and spirit.

The Liddel features common areas by interior architect Jamie Bush, long revered for his holistic approach to melding architecture and decor; period and contemporary furnishings; rich colors and textures with natural, earthy elements. We sat down with

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On the heels of its official grand opening, only 11 homes remain available at AIRE Santa Monica, a new residential offering envisioned to capture the casual, outdoor lifestyle of the beachside city. The boutique collection of 19 townhomes and garden flats was unveiled, showcasing thoughtful, two- and three-bedroom floor plans centrally located within walking and biking distance from Santa Monica and the Westside’s best shopping, dining, beaches, schools, and fitness offerings.

One of Santa Monica’s most anticipated new projects, AIRE has already won accolades for its sustainable design and innovative architecture in The Sunday Times, Los Angeles Times,  Ocean Home Magazine, and more. AIRE showcases contemporary

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Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most of your July.

EAT HERE → Santa Monica’s Sunset Park district just scored more cool points with the arrival of neighborhood restaurant, Lunetta. The counterpart to restauranteur Raphael Lunetta’s much-buzzed about lunch spot, Lunetta All Day, this dimly lit, dinner-only spot boasts a sleek, midcentury interior and elegant carved wood bar perfect for sipping martinis and making small talk. The menu includes everything from grass-fed burgers to Pasilla Negro Rubbed Grilled Carnitas, big salads, and an impressive cocktail menu.

DRINK HERE → Hollywood is getting a little plusher with its newest addition to the neighborhood scene, Filifera. Perched atop the Hollywood Proper Residences, the

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The Agency is pleased to announce the sale of 24 Cherokee Road for $7.625 million—the highest-priced residential sale in Turks and Caicos this year to date.

Listed by Ian Hurdle, who represented both the buyer and seller, the 7,649-square-foot villa, located on Providenciales, offers unrivaled views of the entire Grace Bay Beach coastline, with some of the island’s best snorkeling right off its doorstep. 

Affectionately known as Mothershouse, the villa was designed by award-winning architect Ron Shaw, and features seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a triple-edge infinity pool and expansive yoga deck ideal for hosting beachside soirées.

Among the first of the new generation of luxury vacation villa rentals to have cropped up on the coveted

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The Agency’s Principal and Partner, Santiago Arana, recently celebrated the unveiling of 568 N. Tigertail Road, a newly-constructed estate located on one of Brentwood’s most prestigious streets.

A collaboration between Santiago and his business partner, David Herskowitz, with whom he owns Cutting Edge Developments, the approximately 15,600-square-foot residence, which boasts views from Downtown to the ocean, is a picture-perfect example of elevated Southern California living.

Showcasing a warm, traditional-style exterior and the highest caliber of contemporary European finishes throughout, towering glass doors open to grand-scale living spaces. French oak and marble flooring reclaimed from villas in Spain

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Last week, The Agency and Giveback Homes partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) for the fifth year in a row for a build day in Downey, California. Several volunteers from The Agency spent the day putting the finishing touches on new homes within a multifamily community by adding paint to the interior walls and shingles to the exterior. The community will be home to six families—all of whom are excited to be new homeowners and build a solid foundation for their families to grow and thrive.

“This home will provide us peace of mind, happiness, and most of all something to pass on to our children,” said Juan Salazar, whose family is one of the community’s new homeowners.

It was an exceptionally memorable day for The

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The famed Cipriani family has unveiled Mr. C Residences, its first-ever hotel branded residences, situated adjacent to the flagship hotel, Mr. C Beverly Hills. Designed by critically acclaimed architect Ray Kappe, five distinct residences offer exclusive access to the amenities and services of Mr. C Beverly Hills, including the concierge, spa, pool, fitness center, housekeeping, and the only Cipriani-operated restaurant on the West Coast. 

“Our family has built success over the past 80 plus years by blending the highest level of service with unique, luxury lifestyle experiences,” says Ignazio Cipriani. “We wanted to continue our family’s legacy by launching our first West Coast residences and giving our

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The results are in for REAL Trends’ "The Thousand 2017," and The Agency is thrilled to have 13 of its agents recognized among the best of the best. In partnership with The Wall Street Journal, the annual ranking is among the most prestigious in the industry, paying tribute to the top 1,000 real estate professionals in the U.S. by sales volume. 

CEO and Co-Founder Mauricio Umansky was named the Number 5 agent in the U.S. with a total sales volume of over $430.5MM. 2017 marks Mauricio’s seventh consecutive year (excepting 2011, when he didn’t submit due to Co-Founding The Agency) placing in The Thousand’s Top 10. This year, Mauricio represented one of L.A.’s highest-ever recorded sales, The Playboy Mansion, which closed for $100 million.

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