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.

2035 DE MILLE DRIVE → The modern masterpiece, located in the sought-after Laughlin Park Estates and owned by singer-songwriter, Natasha Bedingfeld, hit the market for $4.75 million, nabbing a feature in The Wall Street Journal.

MAURICIO UMANSKY → "When we started The Agency, we wanted to redefine the real estate industry, and that meant changing the brokerage model for the benefit of our clients," says Mauricio, who was named among the "Top 10 Real Estate Power Players in L.A." Read the full interview in Haute Living Magazine.

ALADDIN ON SHADOW MOUNTAIN → Designed by local architect Lance O'Donnell, the collection of four condominiums is located just steps from Palm Desert's famed El Paseo shopping district. Says Richard Bartholomew, who shares the listing with Gregg Fletcher, “Aladdin is more than just condominiums...It’s a re-imagination of the classic desert-modern lifestyle. Brand-new inspired villas in the heart of Palm Desert bringing a hip, urban L.A. vibe to town.” Read the full story in Palm Springs Life.

AIRE SANTA MONICA → Only five of the 19 townhomes and garden flats at AIRE remain available after the June launch of sales in the highly coveted Santa Monica market, where luxury, new construction properties are a rarity. Get the full scoop from Curbed Los Angeles.

THE RESIDENCES AT THE SAWYER → The Residences at The Sawyer is proving what the Wall Street Journal, Curbed and Realtor.com have reported about the real estate boom underway in Downtown Sacramento. Nearly all one-bedroom homes are now under contract, with a limited collection of two and three-bedroom residences and penthouses remaining atop The Sawyer, A Kimpton Hotel at Downtown Commons. Read a Q&A about the one-of-a-kind, amenity-rich lifestyle on Connect.Media.

TURTLE TAIL DRIVE → If privacy and solitude are what you're after, it doesn't get better than Turtle Tail Drive, a two-story villa on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. Situated on a secluded stretch of sand with 10,000 square feet of private beach, the only neighbors you'll encounter are palm trees and sea turtles. Read all about the celebrity-caliber villa in Robb Report.

MR. C RESIDENCES → The five distinct residences pair homeownership with the luxury hotel amenities and white-glove services perfected by the Cipriani family at Mr. C Beverly Hills. Read what Curbed Los Angeles, Mansion Global, and Luxury Travel Magazine have to say about these exclusive, Ray Kappe-designed residences.