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WSJ Spotlights British Singer Robbie Williams’ Beverly Hills Estate

Jun. 17, 2016
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The hilltop home of well-known British singer Robbie Williams has recently grabbed the attention of The Wall Street Journal. Represented by The Agency’s Mauricio Umansky and Jeff Kohl, the newly-renovated estate rests on almost a full acre of gorgeous greenery behind the gates of Mulholland Estates. Robbie and his wife, Ayda, have lived in the… Read more

WSJ+ Panel On L.A.’s Luxury Market Features Mauricio Umansky

Dec. 15, 2015
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Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Co-founder of The Agency, recently participated on a WSJ+ Panel to discuss the state of luxury real estate in Los Angeles. With the average home price in Beverly Hills hovering around $7 million and a recent sale of more than $70 million tilting the scale, the panel of real estate experts… Read more

Wall Street Journal Spotlights The Agency’s New Listing, The Prized Architectural Simon Estate

Oct. 1, 2015
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The historic estate of the Simpsons late co-creator Sam Simon, which recently captured the attention of the Wall Street Journal, is one of the most remarkable properties to hit the L.A. market in years. The estate at 14800 Corona Del Mar is situated on approximately 1.5 acres in the Pacific Palisades and features two residences… Read more

Wineries Find A Popular Pairing: Fitness Classes And Wine Tasting

Jun. 5, 2015
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Exercise and alcoholic beverages are not typically thought of as going hand-in-hand, but in a recent article found in the Wall Street Journal, the publication reported on a new trend with U.S. wineries offering fitness classes including activities like yoga, Pilates, and boot camp training paired with a traditional type of wine tasting. After discovering… Read more

WSJ House Of The Day: A Bel Air Home With Pop Star Appeal

Jun. 5, 2015
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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… Read more

Trend: The All-Inclusive Luxury Master Suite

May. 19, 2015
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According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the latest trend in high-end homes is the all-inclusive luxury master suite; a space that now includes such amenities as private pools, kitchenettes, gyms, espresso bars, and even salons. Many of these bedrooms are becoming locations for small-scale entertaining, and as multigenerational housing continues to rise, more… Read more

WSJ House Of The Day: 2121 La Mesa Drive

Feb. 12, 2015
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The newly-renovated, custom estate at 2121 La Mesa was featured last week as the Wall Street Journal’s “House of the Day.” Located on the most coveted street in Santa Monica, the meticulously renovated contemporary estate captures breathtaking views of the Riviera Golf Course and surrounding mountains from the moment you enter. The 9,296 square-foot home… Read more

What Happens When Your Husband Buys A House Without Telling You: The Wall Street Journal

Nov. 24, 2014
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Gift giving is an art form, especially when you add in the element of surprise and, say, a $4 million dollar contract. Such was the case for Motasem Khashoggi, a lawyer who wanted to surprise his wife for their 20th anniversary with a 17th-floor condo at The Carlyle Residences in Westwood. His story was one… Read more

875 Knollwood Drive Featured In Wall Street Journal


Our newest listing in Montecito, this magnificent French Country estate, is the featured home in the latest “Private Properties” column of the Wall Street Journal.  The home was masterfully rebuilt with the utmost attention to detail and with no expenses spared in quality and craftsmanship in the early 2000s. The nearly 3 acre property includes outdoor amenities like a wood-burning fireplace,… Read more

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