It’s been an eventful summer at The Agency, and as we head into the home stretch of the season, our agents and offices show no signs of slowing. Here’s a look at the properties and personalities making headlines in August.
MANDARINA → Among the first One&Only villas to own in the world, One&Only Mandarina Private Homes, a collection of 55 ultra-private villas nestled along a one-mile of pristine beach in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, caught the eye of Dujour. Exclusively represented by The Agency Development Group, Villa 4, the first home to debut in the collection, is an architecturally seductive residence showcasing over 8,000 square feet of sophisticated living space and an infinity-edge pool overlooking the surrounding jungle, mountains, coastline and ocean.
13926 SUNSET BOULEVARD → Located in L.A.’s tony Palisades Riviera, the six-bedroom, circa-1929 Spanish-style mansion owned by actor Dennis Quaid got lots of love this month, nabbing features in Architectural Digest, Los Angeles Times, Galerie Magazine and Today. Represented by Chris Hicks, the 6,100-square-foot home exudes Old Hollywood glamour and boasts an opulent master suite with dual closets and baths, an elegant screening room, and private, palm tree-studded backyard oasis with a swimming pool.
256 EUCALYPTUS HILL DRIVE → One of the most magnificent properties in the Santa Barbara area, this iconic Montecito manse, represented by Stefan Pommepuy, Santiago Arana and Mauricio Umansky, was showcased in Mansion Global and Cottages & Gardens. The seven-bedroom, 20-bath home is set on more than 11 acres and features 360-degree views of the entire Montecito valley past Santa Barbara’s waterfront and south to the Channel Islands—not to mention one of the finest botanical gardens in Southern California.
10718 MORA DRIVE → “You rarely get to build a house of this scale. It’s been a dream of mine,” developer Melvin Vaughn told The Star this month of his 9,677-square-foot Los Altos Hills masterpiece, Mora House. Showcasing jaw-dropping panoramas of the SF Bay, East Bay, mountains and Silicon Valley, the architectural tour de force, represented by Taso Tsakos, Mauricio Umansky, Gina Blancarte and Roxana Melgarejo, has been likened to an “Eichler on steroids” and was designed with the sophisticated Silicon Valley CEO in mind.
PARK CITY → No longer simply a winter getaway, Park City has emerged as a vibrant, year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts and cultural denizens alike—and an influx of high-end homes are cropping up to suit the market’s growing demand. This month, Robb Report shined a spotlight on a few of their favorites in The Agency’s Park City offices, including 985 Primrose Place, represented by Jake Doilney, 8066 Sunrise Loop, represented by Charlie Taylor and Jake Doilney, and 481 Old Ranch, represented by Mike Mazzone.
MAURICIO UMANSKY → Robb Report caught up with our founder and CEO this month to discuss the state of modern real estate for their web series, Leaders of Luxury. Mauricio dishes on everything from the value of experiences as they relate to branded residences to how the world’s top architects are elevating single-family homes to works of art.
HANA CHA → “Hotel residences from Century City to Staples Center are luring a new tribe of would-be Eloises with amenity-rich vertical living,” writes Hollywood Reporter, who caught up with The Agency Development Group’s Hana Cha in a feature on L.A.’s hottest A-list hotel residences. Among the enviable addresses that made the cut was Mr. C Residences, a limited collection of five distinct residences that pairs homeownership with the luxury hotel amenities and white-glove service perfected by the Cipriani family at Mr. C Beverly Hills.
METROPOLIS → Tower II of Metropolis, the largest mixed-use development in the Western United States, opened its doors to residents this month, and Curbed got the full scoop. Represented by The Agency Development Group, the 514 highly curated studio, one- and two-bedroom residences, including a selection of furnished model homes, showcase soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, Caesarstone counters, oak floors and high-end appliances. Also completed is the tower’s 60,000-square-foot “Sky Park,” a lush green space with a resort-style pool and amenities spaces for residents overlooking the Downtown skyline and hillsides beyond.