New headlines for a New Year. With 2019 in full swing, our properties, places and faces continue to make waves and garner their fair share of media attention. From celebrity homes to new resort destinations, enjoy The Agency’s January Hotlist—hot off the press.
BILLY ROSE → The Wall Street Journal called on The Agency Founder and President Billy Rose for his insights in their recent piece, “The Top 10 Upgrades to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar.” Among the most coveted home features in luxury listings are retractable glass walls. “When clients talk about ‘bright,’ they are talking about big windows and sliding glass walls that open to the inside,” Billy explained. Read more about luxury home must-haves here.
ONE&ONLY MANDARINA PRIVATE HOMES → Topping the list of Ocean Home Magazine’s real estate and resorts list was One&Only Mandarina Private Homes, one of the world’s first collection of One&Only villas to own in the world. The magazine showcased the four-, five- and eight-bedroom villas, innovative architecture and unprecedented amenities residents will enjoy, including a signature One&Only spa, multiple beach clubs, a polo and equestrian club and authentic farm-to-table restaurant.
9927 GIFFIN COURT → When Shaquille O’Neal’s lakeside mansion hit the market in Florida, Access Hollywood, Business Insider, Architectural Digest, Mansion Global, People and CNBC took notice, showcasing the 12-bedroom, 35,000-square-foot house, which sits on three acres in the exclusive, gated golf community of Isleworth. Represented by The Agency’s Chris Franciosa, Jared Ringel and Dustin Fealy, the home boasts a 17-car, “showroom-style” garage, 6,000-square-foot basketball court and 95-foot swimming pool.
530 S. WESTGATE AVENUE → Another celebrity owned residence capturing the attention of Mansion Global was the stunning Cape Cod-style Brentwood home of Formula One racer Jenson Button. Represented by Cindy Ambuehl, the extremely private estate was built in 1959 and exquisitely remodeled in 2015. It features five bedrooms, seven baths, vaulted ceilings, crown moldings and an open floor plan ideal for entertaining.
TRACY MCLAUGHLIN → The Agency’s announcement that one of the country’s top brokers would lead the company’s third Northern California office made waves across the industry. Tracy McLaughlin, who is managing the Marin office, is the highest-producing real estate agent in Marin County, a distinction she’s held since 2005—a national record for any county in the country. Among those featuring the news were San Francisco Business Times, Inman and Marin Independent Journal.
WEINTRAUB ESTATE → JustLuxe featured what it calls one of Palm Desert’s “most exceptional estates,” the home of Hollywood Legend Jerry Weintraub. Designed by architect Guy Drier, the sculpted architectural home is situated within the exclusive Bighorn Country Club and looks as though “it emerged from the nearby mountains.” Represented by Richard Bartholomew, David Findley and Mauricio Umansky, the contemporary masterpiece boasts five bedrooms, a separate casita, two pools, media rom, London-style pub, gym and office.
9361 FARRALONE AVE → The one-time home of Frank Sinatra, L.A.’s iconic Byrdview House is a Hollywood mainstay, which would explain why its market debut captured headlines in Architectural Digest, Town & Country, People.com and the U.K.’s Evening Standard. The sprawling midcentury modern estate, represented by Craig Knizek and Barrie Livingstone, was once featured on Mad Men and was the location of Judy Garland’s vow renewal. Located minutes from Calabasas and Hidden Hills, the seven-bedroom estate sits atop a private promontory above the Chatsworth Reservoir nature preserve, featuring panoramic views of the surrounding valley and mountains.