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We’ve come a long way in seven years; from our humble beginnings in a tiny office space on South Beverly Boulevard, just a handful of agents and a few folding chairs, to our rise as an industry leader with 24 office locations—and counting—around the world. So when it came time to ring in lucky number seven, we had to throw an epic party to celebrate.

The Agency family and friends joined founders Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose on the grounds of a historic estate in Encino for a Southern-style fete in true Agency style. Adorned with vibrant red dahlia bouquets by Francesca Blume Los Angeles and comfy furniture staged by Meridith Baer Home, the home’s lush grounds—sprinkled with old-timey lawn games—were perfectly suited to the end-of-summer soiree.

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Hotel Bel-Air has been one of Hollywood’s most beloved hideaways for nearly three quarters of a century. With its lush gardens and classic Spanish Colonial architecture, it has lured such golden age greats as Paul Newman, Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall, Robert Redford, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, who frequented the hotel so often she had a suite named after her. Marilyn Monroe lived at the Bel-Air off and on during her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, and stayed there during her last photoshoot for Vogue in 1962.

It’s only fitting that the legendary L.A. hotel would tap two of the city’s most esteemed agents, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles stars and “Billion Dollar Brits” James Harris and David Parnes to represent its most

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Set behind gates on a desirable street in Santa Monica, just moments from Brentwood Country Mart and the esteemed shops and restaurants on Montana Avenue, 808 San Vicente Boulevard offers the perfect balance of style and sophistication for the coveted California coastal lifestyle. Designed by renowned architect Peter Schechter and built by GAIA Construction, Inc., the modern-traditional masterpiece boasts six ensuite bedrooms, a state-of-the-art smart home system and an elevator to all three levels.

On Thursday, September 6th, Cindy Ambuehl hosted agents and esteemed guests for a twilight launch party at the magnificent property. Guests were treated to a live sushi bar experience in the kitchen by Chef Colin Whitbread of

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From a sweeping, two-story penthouse in the heart of Downtown L.A.’s thriving South Park District to a newly reimagined gem overlooking S.F.’s Presidio National Park, these seven luxe penthouse residences are primed for an incredible living experience—California style.

3193 PACIFIC AVENUE | PACIFIC HEIGHTS

Nestled between tidy mansions on a quiet, tree-lined street in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood, this two-story penthouse offers the perfect blend of style and substance in one of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods. Represented by Rachel Swann and complete with a private garage, lobby and elevator, the elegant residence recently underwent a more than $1 million renovation, replete with impeccable finishes from Jade Jacobs

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It’s been an eventful summer at The Agency, and as we head into the home stretch of the season, our agents and offices show no signs of slowing. Here’s a look at the properties and personalities making headlines in August.

MANDARINA  Among the first One&Only villas to own in the world, One&Only Mandarina Private Homes, a collection of 55 ultra-private villas nestled along a one-mile of pristine beach in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, caught the eye of Dujour. Exclusively represented by The Agency Development Group, Villa 4, the first home to debut in the collection, is an architecturally seductive residence showcasing over 8,000 square feet of sophisticated living space and an infinity-edge pool overlooking the surrounding jungle, mountains, coastline

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Pictured above, 33020 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu

From a contemporary Malibu estate with a tropical indoor-outdoor garden to a luxe villa in Turks and Caicos with a jungle for a backyard, the grounds and gardens of these six incredible estates will inspire your inner green thumb.

33020 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY | MALIBU

Tucked behind gates on a private street in Malibu next to some of So Cal’s best surf breaks, this newly designed contemporary estate, represented by Cooper Mount and Sandro Dazzan, brings a tropical island vibe to the iconic beachside living experience. Sliding walls of glass off open, airy living spaces lead to expansive decks and manicured lawns surrounded by lush, tropical foliage. Vibrant bouganvilla and exotic palms color

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Located on Malibu’s prestigious lower Winding Way, where the Santa Monica mountains meet the ocean, Sundance Ranch Malibu offers a sophisticated country lifestyle just 15 miles from Santa Monica and moments from the Pacific. Showcasing panoramic ocean views and world-class equestrian facilities on nearly 11 acres, the breathtaking property proved the ideal backdrop for a sunset equestrian display by Balmoral, trainers of some of the most elite hunter and jumper horses in the nation.

As guests mingled and explored the expansive grounds, Balmoral wasted no time putting the ranch’s incredible facilities—including seven large turnouts, a massive ocean-view riding arena, 2,860-square-foot round pen and two exceptional barns—to use for a range of

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Only one home remains at AIRE Santa Monica, the headline-making new residential offering envisioned to capture the casual, outdoor lifestyle and green-leaning vibe of Southern California’s most beloved beach town.

Centrally located within walking and biking distance from Santa Monica’s best shopping, dining, beaches, schools and fitness offerings, the boutique collection of 19 townhomes and garden flats has won accolades for its sustainable design and innovative architecture in The Sunday Times, Los Angeles Times,  Ocean Home Magazine, and more. Designed by the award-winning team at John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK), AIRE is composed of three residential buildings situated around a central, open-air courtyard. A gated entry with a lush,

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There’s no better time than high summer to lay out your favorite table linen, gather your loved ones, and enjoy a leisurely meal under the stars. From poolside palapas to ocean-view terraces, we’ve rounded up six estates with incredible outdoor spaces to inspire your next al fresco gathering.

ORTEGA RANCH | MONTECITO

Blending the magic of the Mediterranean with the laidback luxury of Montecito, this private blufftop estate boasts magnificent 180-degree ocean and mountain views from nearly every room. Represented by Natasha Barrett and Santiago Arana, oversized French doors off grand-scale living spaces open to sweeping terraces that overlook the vast Pacific. Reminiscent of a storybook villa on the French Riviera, the home’s expansive

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With summer in full swing, we’ve got surf, sand and sun on the mind. From a luxury villa in Turks and Caicos to an oceanside abode in Malibu, these incredible beachfront properties bring the iconic summer experience right to your front door.

31654 BROAD BEACH | MALIBU

There are few things more quintessentially Californian than a Malibu beach house. Boasting spectacular ocean and whitewater views, this classic blufftop home on famed Broad Beach has been stunningly reimagined and is brimming with contemporary appeal. Represented by James Harris, David Parnes and Sandro Dazzan, the four-bedroom, three-and-one-half-bath stunner showcases soaring ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, an open floor plan and expansive windows framing jaw-dropping ocean

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