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(Famous) Properties, Places & Faces Making Headlines at The Agency

by | Jan 26, 2021

New year, more headlines. From inside looks at A-Lister’s abodes to showcased knowledge and expertise of an incredible team, here are some of the top headlines in January at The Agency.

PACIFIC PALISADES ESTATEThe Wall Street Journal got the scoop when Matt Damon’s Los Angeles home hit the market. Represented by Eric Haskell for $21 million, this 13,500-square-foot, seven-bedroom home is a contemporary retreat boasting a 35-foot vaulted mahogany ceiling. Entertainment abounds with a game room, bar, office, gym, and theater. An open-plan living and dining room are surrounded by glass and look out onto the backyard with a pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond, and outdoor entertaining/dining space.

ERIC HASKELL – Eric made more headlines when he sold the gorgeous Malibu home owned by not one, not two, but three Hemsworth brothers. Vogue took readers on a tour inside when the fashionable publication reported on the sale. The new owners of the 4,612-square-foot property will have some serious bragging rights. The brothers purchased the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home nearly five years ago, and it offers the coastal lifestyle they love, with views of the Santa Monica Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Sleek, modern, and with plenty of outdoor entertaining space, this home is truly as gorgeous as the brothers themselves.

THE RED PAPERMansion Global called attention to The Agency’s annual report, The Red Paper. Mauricio Umansky weighed in on the lifestyle-driven nature of the 2020 real estate world—a phenomenon that will continue to drive the real estate market post-pandemic: “The real estate market slowed down a lot in the first half of 2020, then we saw a change of human behaviors: people making lifestyle changes. They seized the opportunity to become first-time homeowners, trade for bigger places, and add vacation homes to their collection.” Read the full report here.

2745 LAGUNA CANYON ROAD #A – Represented by Ann Metzger, this Laguna Beach live/work townhouse was highlighted by The New York Times in its $1.2 Million Homes in California feature. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the home is part of a four-unit complex, called The Sheds, designed by Horst Architects. The Times comments that the style is “meant to evoke the live-work style of artists’ lofts, with multiple balconies and open floor plans that allow for flexible use.”

JAKE DOILNEY & MIKE MAZZONE – In the Forbes article The Wealthy Are Moving To These 5 U.S. Mountain Towns, Jake Doilney commented on the Park City, Utah market, saying, “Many people still have high values in their portfolios and are looking to take advantage of the pricing in Park City, which is relatively low compared to their own markets in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.” The article also highlights 2755 Telemark Drive, listed by Mike Mazzone.

9469 BEVERLYCREST DRIVELivabl featured Beverly Hills gem 9469 Beverlycrest Drive, represented by James Harris and David Parnes, highlighting the incredible aesthetics of this hillside home. Newly constructed, the home is laden with abundant amenities, including a 3,000-bottle, glass-encased wine cellar, movie theater, infinity pool, redwood hot tub, and walls of folding glass doors displaying magnificent views—not to mention the winding terraced gardens that make an unforgettable entrance.

RAINY HAKE AUSTIN, WENDY WALKER, MAURICIO UMANSKY, & JIM RAMSAY – It’s an exciting time to be part of The Agency. Inman covered the firm’s new additions to leadership, most recently including Wendy Walker, formerly of Coldwell Banker, as the Managing Director of the Scottsdale office and Jim Ramsay from Engel & Völkers Americas as the new Executive Vice President of franchise sales. Rainy Hake Austin, President of The Agency, commented on the bright future of this real estate powerhouse: “As we’re partnering with these amazing leaders, there are going to be a lot of opportunities for us to revolutionize and in some ways rebuild what the real estate industry is from the inside out.”

508 N. ALPINE DRIVEGloria Castellanos and Mauricio Umansky’s Beverly Hills listing, 508 N. Alpine Drive, made headlines in DIGS. With seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, this European-inspired estate was newly built in 2020 and includes a five-car subterranean garage, commercial elevator, home theater, pool, and fountain—just to name a few of the top-notch amenities. Located in the exclusive Beverly Hills Flats neighborhood and minutes from the Beverly Hills Hotel and Rodeo Drive, this estate offers the best of L.A. living.

RAINY HAKE AUSTIN – The Agency’s new president was quoted in Mansion Global’s review of secondary markets and how they will be growing in the next year. With her extensive background in Northern California real estate, Rainy commented on Tahoe’s shifting market: “We’re seeing people moving to Tahoe, which would have been a second home market before, but now they’re looking for primary residences. They want the indoor-outdoor living of the lake, with boating in summer and skiing in winter.”

1100 PASO ALTO ROAD Realtor.com wrote about Mauricio Umansky, Gus Ruelas, and Anthony Guthmiller’s incredible Pasadena compound at 1100 Paso Alto Road. The property includes two midcentury homes, one designed by modernist pioneer A. Quincy Jones and the other by midcentury visionary Thornton Ladd, as well as two adjacent lots. Floor-to-ceiling windows burst with light and enticing outdoors spaces beckon entertaining at this architectural treasure trove. 

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