Posted on 31 Aug
Summer certainly hasn’t meant sun-drenched, lazy days for our agents around the globe. Whether debuting new listings, closing record-breaking sales or giving back to their communities, our agents continue to inspire from far and wide.
Marilyn Cavanaugh and Jim Cavanaugh unveiled their new Paradise Valley listing, 6850 N. 39th Place, a stunning architectural estate on 2.17 acres in the gated Paradise Reserve enclave. Among the four-bedroom home’s amenities are sweeping views of Camelback Mountain, a natural stone waterfall, infinity-eged swimming pool, spa, fire pit lounge, theater, gym and putting green.
The Agency Aspen team is celebrating the sale of The Ranch at Snowmass Creek, a 35-acre estate located minutes from central Aspen. Represented by Heather Sinclair, Lisa Hatem and Chris Flynn, The Ranch consists of three main structures as well as a private pond, three fenced horse paddocks and a training corral. The ranch spans both sides of Snowmass Creek and includes a post and beam river bridge.
Jason Binab and Travis Thompson brought their latest listing to market, 4544 Duart Road, a spectacular Victoria home with unparalleled views of Cordova Bay and Mt. Douglas. Situated on a quiet, residential street, the four-bedroom, ocean-view home captures south-western exposure for all day sun, featuring beautifully landscaped lavender and herb gardens, complete privacy, floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious pool, located moments from the beach and forest trails.
Greater Los Angeles
One of the most spectacular listings to hit the market in Los Angeles, The Beverly House recently had another turn in the spotlight. Represented by Mauricio Umansky and Santiago Arana, the lavish Beverly Hills mansion appeared in Beyonce’s latest visual album released on Disney+, Black is King. Beyonce and her team of synchronized swimmers took to the waters of the Olympic-sized pool, while husband Jay-Z performed in the library. The estate once owned by William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies has appeared on the big screen in The Godfather and The Bodyguard.
The team at Ventura Blvd Magazine recently called upon Andre Warren as one of their expert panelists for a discussion with the publication’s editor and fellow local leaders and community members regarding the economic impact of COVID-19 in the San Fernando Valley. Weighing in on the topic of the real estate market in the region, Andre noted that people are looking to create sanctuaries where they feel safe and to find a home that has outdoor space. “In addition, there’s been a real uptick in searches in the suburbs. People are looking to escape, to find their oasis,” Andre said. Read the full recap of the conversation here.
Gaby Digiuseppe is giving back to the local Cabo community, working with the Community Alliance of Baja California Sur to help those in need during the pandemic. The non-profit is a coalition of local citizens, public and private entities providing vital medical supplies, food and more. She is also staying busy promoting the fantastic listings in The Agency Los Cabos portfolio, including Villa Vista Del Sur, which she co-lists with Janet Jensen and Mauricio Rivero. The six-bedroom, contemporary home in Puerto Los Cabos captures sweeping ocean views from the heated pool and palapa bar, located moments from the community’s golf, marina and beaches. Another featured listing, Casa La Única Estrella is located in Rancho Cerro Colorado, featuring panoramic views of Palmilla Point. Designed by French architect J.D. Wuilt, the home features six bedrooms, Moorish overtones, a pool and patio, and majestic gated courtyard.
Michael Caruso, Phillip Caruso and Farrah Brittany debuted the gorgeous 2615 Victoria Drive in Laguna Beach, a seaside, three-bedroom home with coastal, ocean and Catalina views. You’ll want to dive right in after watching the fantastic video of the property, which perfectly captures the appeal of the Laguna lifestyle.
The Agency Pasadena’s Lisa Ashworth recently debuted this one-of-a-kind Hacienda originally built in 1936. The original owners of 3629 San Pasqual Street, or “La Quinta Tranquilla,” gave their architect inspired instructions to visualize the living room as part of a historic, California mission and to design the courtyard arches to be like those at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, among other requests. The inspired, three-bedroom home now perfectly blends old-world charm with modern updates.
Tamara Baron of The Agency Palm Desert has dedicated her time and efforts over recent years to two organizations, American Friends of Our Armed Forces (AFAF) and Childhelp. She currently serves as a member of the AFAF board, working to support the U.S. Marines, including the Adopt A Marine program. For the past 12 Thanksgivings, AFAF has provided chartered busses for 400 marines at the 29 Palms Marine Base to join families throughout nine Coachella Valley country clubs for a day of thanks, great food, family revelry and games. This year, due to COVID they are unable to bring the Marines “home” to the Valley. They are now implementing a new plan to bring Thanksgiving to the Base.
Tamara also serves on the Board of the Indian Wells Chapter of Childhelp, which is committed to 24-hour-a-day treatment of abused, neglected and at-risk children. Due to the pandemic, Tamara says raising money for these organizations has been curtailed by the inability to host events. If you’d like to get involved, contact Tamara at [email protected].
Taso Tsakos and Mauricio Umansky are celebrating the record-breaking sale of 7 Country Oak Lane, a majestic, 21-acre estate in the Alamo countryside. The ten-bed, 22-bath architectural masterpiece sold for $19 million, the highest residential sale on record in Contra Costa County. The property was on the market for 3.5 years, before Taso and Mauricio received the listing, selling the estate within 45 days. All proceeds from the sale went to the animal nonprofit Maddie’s Fund, a family foundation dedicated to revolutionizing the status and well-being of companion animals.
The Agency Ontario team continues to add incredible listings to its portfolio, including 160 Pinehurst Drive, represented by Peter Torkan and Steve Bailey. The contemporary, five-bedroom home is located in the coveted Eastlake area of Oakville, featuring dramatic, 23-foot great room windows, a curved, tempered-glass floating staircase, bar, wine cellar, professional theater and spa sanctuary.
Avida Mohseni and Hooman Aliary debuted 3736 Mangusta Court, offering the luxurious waterfront lifestyle at Friday Harbour Resort, a year-round resort with endless amenities. The Mangusta Island Town Villa is located in the exclusive gated community, featuring four bedrooms, impeccable interiors, a private boat slip, waterfront access, golf, nature trail, Lake Club and more, located a short, one-hour drive from Toronto.
When The Agency Park City Managing Partner Mike Mazzone heads out for Sunday morning showings, he does it in true Agency style. Wearing his Agency-branded hat and driving his Agency-branded truck, Mike recently shared his Sunday real estate style on Instagram. You can follow him and his enviable mountain lifestyle at @mikemazzone5.
Steve McAleer goes to great lengths for his clients, evidenced by his tale from the trenches recently featured in The Wall Street Journal. When asked if he ever had to clean up a home before a showing, Steve told how he had to urgently clean a Fort Lauderdale condo for a photo shoot, from clearing stacks of papers and workout equipment to putting away groceries and moving furniture. He added, “I’m glad I didn’t wear a dress shirt that day. I didn’t have to go to the gym either.”
Turks & Caicos
Ian Hurdle makes it a personal goal to break a record a year. His most recent listing, may allow him to do just that. Ian has just listed the $15 million Impulse Beach Estate, an eight-bedroom villa boasting 125-linear feet of white powdery sand on Grace Bay Beach, recently voted the best beach in the Caribbean and the second best beach in the world for 2020 by TripAdvisor. The 21,000-square-foot home boasts extraordinary views, a private tennis court, bar, Five Diamond Pool with cabanas and a rooftop deck with a fire pit lounge for sunset cocktails and stargazing.