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For car lovers, the mark of a true dream home isn’t just a spectacular master suite or epic view, but a worthy space for housing that beloved set of wheels. From magnificent auto galleries to ocean-view motor courts, these five homes offer the perfect accommodations for any prized fleet.


Sitting on just under an acre of land and claiming one of the most remarkable homesites in the city, this exquisitely designed Doheny Estates architectural, represented by Paul Lester, is an auto enthusiast’s dream—it’s no wonder Aston Martin selected the residence as the site for the unveiling of its DB11 Valante. The main drive gate opens to an oversized motor court with a glass-enclosed auto gallery and parking for over

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Red tile roofs. Wrought iron railings. Romantic archways. Spanish-style architecture has been a touchstone of the Southern California landscape since the early 1900s—and it’s still the design de rigueur for builders today. From an iconic 1920s Spanish-Mediterranean in Pacific Palisades built by the renowned architect of the Hotel Bel-Air to a newly constructed estate overlooking the Wilshire Country Club in Hancock Park, these Spanish residences prove the style is here to stay.


Showcasing breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica bay, this iconic Spanish-Mediterranean Revival home, represented by Dan Urbach, was designed and constructed in 1928 by Mark Daniels, the renowned architect of

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It’s no secret the Valley is on a hot streak. And if the proverbial ‘neighborhood over the hill’ had a heartbeat, it would surely be Encino. With its award-winning schools, tight-knit neighborhood charm and easy access to the Westside, Angelenos and L.A. transplants alike are setting their sights on the San Fernando Valley suburb. The neighborhood is so popular, in fact, they’re creating new streets to heed the demand.

Enter Harper Way. The exclusive, gated three-home community off Encino’s famed Havenhurst Avenue is the result of an exhaustive, four-year process on the part of visionary owner and developer Evan Gaskin. What was once a modest ranch home and virtual no-man’s land has been transformed into an idyllic, gated community of three beautiful

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California has long been at the forefront of eco-friendly innovation, but the Golden State may have made one of its biggest leaps yet, becoming the first in the U.S. to require all new homes to have solar panels—effectively bringing the green technology mainstream.

Starting in 2020, every newly built home, including multi-family residences up to three stories high, will be required to include solar panels, or connect to a shared solar system. According to a recent article published on Robb Report, under the new code, the average home is expected to use 53% less energy than before. The law, which has developers, agents and prospective homebuyers alike talking, is only the first phase in California’s bigger goal of garnering 100% of its electricity

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Los Angeles is known around the world for being one of the leading cities in terms of health and wellness—and when it comes to real estate, discerning buyers seek out homes with extraordinary amenities that will help them make the most of their healthy habits. Here are six exceptional L.A. homes that will inspire you to stick to those New Year’s resolutions through 2019 and beyond.


You won’t have any trouble sticking to your fitness resolutions at this incredible West Hollywood compound represented by Max Nelson. Set on a sprawling, flat double lot unprecedented in the area, the 8,700-square-foot residence evokes the romance of Montecito and embodies the essence of indoor-outdoor California living. Open,

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What better way to gear up for that glitzy ball drop than with a look at the hot properties and personalities making headlines in December? From a midcentury modern estate with ties to Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra to a Palm Springs abode that comes with a coveted piece of Hollywood memorabilia, we’re closing out 2018 with a bang.

SANTIAGO ARANA → The Agency is dedicated to giving back, and that sentiment certainly isn’t lost on Managing Partner Santiago Arana, who is a proud supporter of Giveback Homes, a community of real estate professionals committed to creating social change by building homes for deserving families around the world. When the organization contacted Santiago and let him know about a family in his native Bolivia desperately

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From Caribbean villas to California coastal charmers, there’s no better way to ring in 2019 than with a stylish winter getaway to a world-class—not to mention warm-weather—travel destination. Here’s a look at six luxury vacation rentals around the world where you can warm up to the new year in style.


Located toward the southern end of Long Bay’s three-mile, white sand beach, this exquisite Caribbean escape, represented by Ian Hurdle, showcases over 12,000 square feet of exceptional living space. With over two acres of lush landscape and 155 feet of beach frontage, the villa captures a sense of peace and calm with all the amenities one would expect of a luxury resort. Featuring seven bedrooms with private

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It’s no secret our agents represent some of the world’s most awe-inspiring architectural gems; from midcentury modern marvels to sleek contemporary estates. Here’s a look at six stunning Los Angeles residences with enviable architectural pedigrees.


Soaring above the vast Chatsworth reservoir nature preserve on a completely private promontory, this iconic midcentury modern architectural estate, represented by Craig Knizek and Barrie Livingstone, is among the most recognized celebrity homes in America. Built in 1949 by William Perera, it is one of only four homes designed by the master architect. Flooded with natural light and surrounded by glass walls, the home showcases 360-degree panoramic views of the valley and

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From a glamorous, Gatsby-inspired twilight open in Bel Air to a star-studded soirée celebrating our 25th office opening in Downtown Los Angeles, 2018 was one for the books. As we set our sights on 2019, here’s a look back at our favorite parties of the year.

642 PERUGIA WAY PARTY - If Jay Gatsby threw a party in 2018, it would look a lot like James Harris, David Parnes and Mauricio Umansky’s epic twilight open at this stunning architectural estate in Bel Air. Flapper dancers performed on the pool terrace while aerial acrobats dazzled, pouring champagne for thirsty guests against a backdrop of the glimmering city lights.

THE CASTLE VIP LAUNCH EVENT - The Agency and hosts Paul Lester and Sandro Dazzan pulled out all the stops for the grand

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From ranking on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the third consecutive year to opening our 26th office worldwide, there was no shortage of good tidings worth toasting at The Agency’s annual holiday party.

Held at Boulevard3 in Hollywood, the event drew nearly 800 of The Agency’s finest for a night of drinks, dancing and merriment to celebrate the holidays and another year of incredible growth and record-breaking sales for the company. To get the party started, our Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky and Founder and President Billy Rose joined Founding Partner Blair Chang, Managing Partner Santiago Arana and Managing Partner of TADG Mike Leipart to recognize 2018’s most valuable players. Congratulations to all

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