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September Hotlist: Properties, Places & Faces Making Headlines

by | Sep 24, 2019

This month, our dynamic team of agents made remarkable real estate moves around the globe, from listing a record-sized home in Hollywood Hills to an epic NYC townhouse. Here are some of the month’s must-read media clips.

MAURICIO UMANSKY – The Agency’s Co-Founder and CEO sat down with Haute Residence to discuss all things real estate and The Agency. “There’s so much I love about The Agency,” Mauricio tells the publication. “First and foremost, our company culture is unmatched. We’ve been given the unique opportunity to represent some of the most incredible properties throughout the U.S. and the world. At the end of the day, our people are our greatest accomplishment, and the family we’ve created is what I’m most proud of.” 

3 COLLISTER STREET, NYC – This light-filled North TriBeCa townhouse—owned by Michael Davies, president of Sony Pictures entity Embassy Row—garnered top coverage from Mansion Global. Represented by Billy Rose and Natasha Barrett, the 6,500-square-foot home boasts 20-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows, a private roof terrace, a back garden, a screening room, elevator access, as well as a 24-hour doorman and porters. 

8408 HILLSIDE AVENUE – Represented by James Harris and David Parnes, CNBC calls this 20,058-square-foot estate “the largest home for sale in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills.” The five-bedroom, nine-bath estate boasts a 12-foot internal waterfall and stunning 270-degree views that span from DTLA to the coast. “This is truly a one-of-a-kind property that has some of the best finishes and details I’ve seen in any house,” Mauricio Umansky told FOX Business

1400 N. HAYWORTH AVENUE, #3Curbed LA highlighted the historical pedigree of this West Hollywood condo as well as its modern updates. “The stunning, coral pink Hollywood Riviera courtyard complex was designed by noted midcentury architect Edward Fickett and built in 1954,” Curbed reported of the home, represented by Natasha Barrett. “Within the butterfly-roofed West Hollywood condo complex sits this bright and updated first-floor, one-bedroom condo…(its) kitchen and bathroom have been updated, but both still have a retro feel, thanks to the tile.” 

12255 SKY LANE – Designed by Sanam de Loren of de Loren & Associates and represented by Mauricio Umansky and Santiago Arana, this 16,700-square-foot estate is an architectural masterpiece, touts JustLuxe. “If you love visiting the J. Paul Getty Museum and have a knack for throwing epic parties, we found the luxury home for you,” wrote the luxury publication. “Because the estate is actually visible from the Getty, the developers wanted to design it in a way that would serve as an unofficial extension of the museum for guests—meaning that your future home is actually so perfect that it belongs in a museum.”

5474 JED SMITH ROAD – Originally built in 1973, this 5,663-square-foot Hidden Hills home was revamped to perfection by Keeping Up With The Kardashians star-turned-Flip it Like Disick reality show host, Scott Disick. CNBC took note, and People called the transformation “flippin’ gorgeous.” Today reported that the home, represented by Kozet Luciano and Andre Manoukian, “got the Lord Disick treatment and was renovated into a luxury contemporary farmhouse,” adding that “it looks perfect for parties (would we expect anything less?).” 

JAMES HARRIS & BRIAN FAIRWEATHER – How do real estate agents choose the neighborhoods they want to live in? Forbes called upon Brian Fairweather Jr. and James Harris to shed some light. “Think of your best case scenario for life and find a neighborhood that checks the most boxes,” advises Fairweather, who is based out of The Agency’s South Florida office and resides in Jupiter’s Mallory Creek. “A lot of stuff in a house can be changed or replaced, but the neighborhood is not so easy to change.” James Harris expounds on the reasons he chose to live in L.A.’s Studio City neighborhood, which range from stellar schools to hot restaurants. “It’s a great neighborhood to raise a family,” says Harris. “Studio City offers one of the best values in real estate and is such a hidden gem.”

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