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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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It was a lively affair as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of The Agency's new Calabasas office last week. Located near The Commons at 23622 Calabasas Road, Suite 148, the office will be led by The Agency's Managing Partner Emil Hartoonian, Sales Manager Jason Galardi and Estates Director Craig Knizek.

Guests mingled and mixed during the launch party, enjoying cocktails while savoring bites from neighborhood Italian eatery Rosti Tuscan Kitchen. SoulCycle Calabasas gifted free class passes and Rosti provided 10% off coupons for patrons to enjoy. A ribbon cutting ceremony organized and presented by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce served as a fitting prelude to what will surely be an exciting new chapter at The Agency.

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The Hollywood Hills and the word “flat” are hardly synonymous; however, a new, modern architectural gem has melded the two, situated on an extremely rare, flat, nearly half-acre site in the highly sought-after Macapa Enclave. 7139 Macapa Drive is in a league of its own, making the most of its location amidst the rolling hills and canyons, capturing views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, and the downtown skyline.     

The four-bedroom, single-story home was designed and built by the acclaimed team of Unified RES to offer grand-scale features and amenities that take residential living to new heights. Masterfully designed interiors transition seamlessly to the expansive, 200-foot long, flat outdoor living area—envisioned as a private,

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As the summer heats up, the thirst for cool, fruity cocktails to accompany long days spent poolside rises. Whether throwing an outdoor soiree or perfecting your summer glow, a drink in hand makes everything better. Here are some of our top picks for cocktails and other mixed drinks to satisfy your taste buds and keep you cool and refreshed all summer long.

ROSÉ LEMONADE → There’s nothing more peaceful than swaying lazily in a hammock with the summer breeze sweeping by and a glass of lemonade in hand—that is unless a touch of rosé comes into play. Mixing two of summer’s most classic drinks together is nothing short of heaven.

Recipe: Mix one bottle of rosé with three cups of lemonade and one can of club soda into a pitcher of ice.

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