Posted on 28 Jul
From glossy videos to shiny new listings, musical tributes to charitable donations, our agents across the globe have been hard at work through the dog days of summer. In our monthly agent insider roundup, we check in with the team from Tempe to Los Cabos, Vancouver Island to Orange County.
Arizona agent Jeff Gritzmacher and his family have been working to provide support to the homeless population in Tempe. Together, they have prepared 250 lunches to feed those in need in the city’s parks and surrounding areas, while providing food and water and collecting clothes, shoes and blankets to deliver. If you’d like to support his efforts, contact Jeff at [email protected].
It didn’t take long for one stunning Aspen home to find a new owner. Listed earlier this month by Chris Flynn, 711 Spruce Street is already under contract. Situated minutes from downtown, this 5,423-square-foot home captures panoramic views from Aspen Mountain to Mount Sopris. Encompassing a one-acre property, the home features five bedrooms, six baths and two expansive decks, perfect for taking in the far-reaching views.
Erica Scheffer unveiled her new listing, 1957 Llewellyn Place, situated within the prestigious Dean Park Estates, located 15 minutes from downtown Victoria. The 4,600-square-foot home features six bedrooms, a stunning chef’s kitchen, office, den and gym, while the incredible entertainer’s patio showcases an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and sports court. Join Erica for a virtual tour of the property below.
Greater Los Angeles
Denise Snanoudj has brought 25591 Prado De Las Floras, a stunning seven-bedroom home within the gates of The Oaks in Calabasas to market. Designed and built by John Laing, the nearly 6,900-square-foot home boasts cathedral ceilings, French doors, private pool/spa, outdoor dining patio and an enormous terrace overlooking the lushly landscaped grounds.
In addition to showing property, Michael Bloom of The Agency Calabasas has been serving the community through the pandemic as a Commissioner for LA County Public Social Services and Hidden Hills Public Safety, Ambassador for Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and a Board Member for The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools. He has been attending community meetings and working to raise funds for schools while supporting mental health and homeless services throughout the region.
Janet Jensen has been busy representing some of the finest properties in the region, including two incredible estate homesites in La Montaña, bordering the master-planned Palmilla community. La Montaña 3 and La Montaña 4 are two of just 13 homesites available within the enclave, which captures stunning ocean and desert views from above the Sea of Cortez. La Montaña 3 can accommodate a 12,000-square-foot villa, while La Montaña 4 has approved plans for a 14,022-square-foot residence, both offering membership to private beach and fitness clubs. When not selling real estate, Janet can be found giving back to the community, supporting a range of local organizations and tapping into her musical talent while performing trombone sessions in salute of healthcare workers throughout the region.
The Agency Orange County joined in the festivities at this year’s 4th of July parade at Monarch Bay. The annual event takes place in the 214-home coastal community, situated on an oceanfront promontory south of Laguna Beach. Broker and Regional Manager Michael Caruso provided complimentary Agency-branded hand sanitizer to revelers, who enjoyed the parade as it made its way through the historic community of single-family homes.
Lisa Ashworth has brought a true one-of-a-kind property to the market in Pasadena, listing the Hacienda-style architectural 3629 San Pasqual Street. Situated within the prestigious Chapman Woods neighborhood, the home was originally built in 1936, when the owners gave their architect inspired instructions to “visualize” and “duplicate” design elements from historic missions and castles, while referencing the early California style. Today, the home contrasts old-world charm with modern updates, as the current owners have completed a thorough restoration and renovation. Read the full story of this entirely distinct and spectacular home here.
Jeff Kohl and Tamara Baron have listed the remarkable 70380 Desert Cove Avenue, a multi-building, eco-friendly compound in Rancho Mirage called Terra. A recent feature by At Home in Hollywood takes a deep dive into the home, built by using the “rammed-earth technique,” which involves two-foot thick walls made of steel rebar and rammed and compacted earth, which Tamara notes takes green living to the next level. “The rammed earth walls naturally regulate this desert home’s temperature by absorbing heat in the day and releasing it at night,” she explains. “The rammed earth walls have the lowest environmental impact of building techniques, and its unique composition allows it to absorb and release humidity, improve air quality, and offer next-level natural wellness to its residents.” Read more about the property’s 9,500 square feet of living space, entertaining amenities and exquisite details here.
The Agency’s Bay Area team is celebrating the results of the latest rankings by The San Francisco Business Times, which names eight of our agents among the top agents in the region by sales closed in 2019, and The Agency among the largest residential brokerages in the region. Read more here.
The Agency Ontario team has been quite busy since opening two locations earlier this year. Peter Torkan recently listed 21 High Point Road, a stunning 2.6-acre property situated in the center of Toronto’s famed Bridle Path. The homesite provides the opportunity to build a new home or renovate the existing house, located minutes from top-ranked schools, shops, restaurants and the Granite Club. Follow @petertorkan on Instagram for a lifestyle video of the property coming soon.
Adolphe Khouri has listed 1105 Leslie Street Penthouse 4, a rare 1,862-square-foot penthouse capturing panoramic west-facing views from The Haven. The three-bedroom residence features a private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, 9’ ceilings and two fireplaces. Take a virtual tour of the property on Adolphe’s Instagram @adolphekhouri.
Also now on the market is 300 Randall Street #205, a magnificent, 1,923-square-foot home at the renowned Randall Residences. Represented by Hooman Aliary and Avida Mohseni, the elegant, two-bedroom residence features a beautiful kitchen, spectacular living room with fireplace, private terrace and lavish master bath. Owners may also enjoy the Manhattan-style rooftop terrace, located moments from Lake Ontario.
Second-home and destination markets, such as Park City, are heating up as people seek an escape with space, privacy and nature to enjoy. The Agency Park City Managing Partner Mike Mazzone has been busy pairing new homeowners with their mountain dream homes, even saying the second-quarter of 2020 was one of the busiest of his career. He’s been sharing recent sales and extraordinary listings on his Instagram @mikemazzone5.
South Florida Managing Broker Howard Elfman was recently asked for his expertise in a podcast with Peter Zalewski of Condo Vultures Strategies for Miami Real Estate Investing. The topic was whether New York buyers are choosing Fort Lauderdale over Miami for second homes during the pandemic. Howard discussed the latest real estate trends in the downtown and beach markets, and made predictions about the immediate future of the Fort Lauderdale market. You can listen to the full interview here.
Turks & Caicos
Turks & Caicos is once again welcoming visitors, having reopened its borders on July 22nd. The Agency Turks & Caicos Managing Director Ian Hurdle recently weighed in on the state of resort real estate markets worldwide in 2020 and what to expect in the year ahead. He joined panelists on an LRE Luxury Lounge webinar to discuss the types of buyers looking to invest, vacation home trends and the current impacts of the pandemic on tourism. The Agency recently released its Turks & Caicos Q2 2020 Report showing that despite borders being closed for nearly the entire quarter, the real estate market performed very well. Read more here.