As we approach the final month of 2018, we’re taking a look back at the properties and personalities that made headlines in November.
Craig Knizek → Having found his way to real estate after a storied career in film and TV, Craig tells Locale Magazine, “I learned that I had to work harder than anyone else, and to understand the creative temperament of artists, which is similar to understanding the sensitive mentality of a home buyer/seller.” Profiled in the November issue, Craig dishes on his background in Hollywood and the state of L.A. real estate.
Mike Leipart → “Any time you have a lot of something, it’s hard to create urgency… Each phase should have something to drive traffic, and be a small representation of the building itself.” The Agency New Development Group’s leader chatted new development sales cycles and the perks of buying early with Mansion Global.
894 S. Broadway #4PH → The sale of Johnny Depp’s last remaining penthouse at Downtown L.A.’s Eastern Columbia Building caused quite a splash this month, nabbing a feature on Forbes. Represented by Kevin Dees, who recently joined The Agency, the dramatic residence in the 13-story Art Deco building sold for a cool $1.43 million. The celeb-studded sale was also featured in L.A. Times, Daily Mail UK and Mansion Global.
Malibu Portfolio → Showcasing 70 acres of land spread across eight commercial and residentially zoned parcels in Malibu, this unparalleled portfolio, represented by Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose in partnership with Savills Studley, is the talk of the town. Expected to fetch upwards of $150 million, the purchase is poised to make some lucky buyer the most important landowner in all of Malibu overnight. The coveted portfolio scored an exclusive feature on Bloomberg, along with attention from The Real Deal Los Angeles, The Real Deal New York, Curbed, L.A. Times and Mansion Global.
199 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach → Hailed as a jewel on the coastline by Haute Residence, this 7,078-square-foot Laguna Beach home, offered at $17.95 million, features five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, including a master suite that covers nearly an entire floor. Listed by Gina Blancarte, James Harris and David Parnes, the oceanfront residence showcases exquisite views, expansive entertaining areas, and a host of exclusive community amenities, including a private beach, six tennis courts and a swimming pool. Stay tuned to CNBC’s Secret Lives of the Super Rich to see Gina give an exclusive tour of the home – coming soon!
1251 Shadow Hill → “We can’t all be James Bond. But the super rich can act like it,” notes CNBC Money of this $29.5 million Beverly Hills mansion. Listed by Mauricio Umansky, Jon Grauman and Brendan Fitzpatrick, the home was recently featured on CNBC’s Secret Lives of the Super Rich. Among its futuristic features is a keyless front door that opens by fingerprint scan, 115-foot infinity pool—complete with an underwater viewing window from the lower entertainer’s level—and bathrooms lit by luminescent stone.
The Agency Palm Springs → Desert living has a whole lot of perks—and incredible mountain views are one of them. This month, Palm Springs Life rounded up five of The Agency’s listings in Coachella Valley with jaw-dropping mountain vistas. 18 Jill Terrace, 1010 E. Via Altamira and 38220 Via Roberta, listed by Gregg Fletcher and Richard Bartholomew; 3095 Linea Terrace, listed by Rich Nolan and 57425 Palma Seco Circle, listed by Michelle Schwartz and Eric Lavey, all made the cut.
57425 Palma Seco Circle → Built and owned by Patricia Gucci of the Gucci family, this 10-bedroom, 10.5-bath compound in the mountains above Palm Springs caused a fashionable stir around the world. Profiled in some of the most prestigious fashion magazines, including Italian Elle Decor and German Harper’s Bazaar, the Moroccan-inspired compound, listed for $7 million by Michelle Schwartz and Eric Lavey, is set on 18 acres and includes a swimming pool, spa, tennis court, hiking trails and two guest properties.
Triton Villa → If you’ve got your sights set on the Caribbean life, look no further than Triton Villa, a 12,000-square-foot beachfront villa in Turks and Caicos. Listed by Ian Hurdle and inspired by the mythological Greek god, known as the ‘Messenger of the Sea,’ the home, offered at $14.5 million, caught the eye of Haute Residence.
1345 Havenhurst → The collection of 16 multi-story townhomes, set against a backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and listed by Paul Lester, Nick Hertz and Michael Perez, features loft-like floorplans, many with private rooftop terraces capturing panoramic views of the Los Angeles basin. Awarded with Green Building certification by The City of West Hollywood, the development scored features in Urbanize LA and PRISM Magazine.