Los Angeles

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By Jordi Lippe-Mcgraw, as featured in Architectural Digest

Looking for a house that provides the ultimate Instagram backdrop? Well, a stylish Hollywood home that has been the site of numerous celebrity photo shoots just hit the market for $5.95 million. Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Alicia Silverstone have used the space to shoot the pictures for their cookbooks, Reese Witherspoon posed at the home for her lifestyle brand Draper James, and Megan Fox’s cover shoot for Elle China took place at the dwelling.

Brands including Apple, Beats, Google, Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, West Elm, and Warby Parker have even used the space for commercials. In fact, the property generates more than $70,000 annually from being used for photo shoots.

So, why is it such a

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From hip gastropubs to world-class stadiums, Pasadena is home to some of L.A.’s most unique live music destinations. Here’s a look at some of The Agency’s favorites.

KINGS ROW GASTROPUB - Located in the heart of Old Town, this lively gastropub is set in a gorgeous, historically landmarked building, replete with floor-to-ceiling brick walls that lend the space a decidedly throwback vibe. Known for its full patio bar and beer garden, along with an innovative cocktail program and inspired, locally sourced interpretations of classic pub food, the restaurant features live music Thursdays through Sundays—including the ever-popular “Reggae Sunday.”

THE TAP ROOM AT THE LANGHAM - Situated in the legendary Langham Hotel, the elegant Tap Room features live music

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Each year, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes 500 of the most influential people in the city; out of 10 million people, we’re proud to announce that Mauricio Umansky, The Agency’s Founder and CEO, and Santiago Arana, Managing Partner, were recognized among the publication’s exclusive LA500.

We’re also pleased to share that our Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Shane Farkas, was named a finalist in the Rising Star category of the publication’s esteemed CTO awards. As part of The Agency’s founding team, Shane has played an instrumental role in developing our operational systems and processes, spearheading the development of industry-leading proprietary software platforms for our residential and New Development divisions.


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2 DE WITT DRIVE - Ever wondered what it would be like to live inside the Sistine Chapel? You can get pretty close with this Renaissance-style mansion in the desirable enclave of Ross, California, just outside San Francisco. Situated on two acres of romantic grounds, the opulent home is complete with 8,660 square feet of hand-painted murals, columns and carved marble figures that Robb Report boasts would impress Michelangelo himself. Represented by Rachel Swann and Kayla Grae, the sprawling estate also features multiple fine living areas, expansive verandas, a resort-like pool, tennis courts and old-world gardens.

ONE&ONLY MANDARINA PRIVATE HOMES - Talk about getting in the zone. As long-time admirers of the One&Only experience, San Francisco Giants

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Agents from all corners of the globe made their way north of the border to celebrate The Agency’s recent expansion into British Columbia, Canada. Among them was The Agency’s Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky, who joined the Canadian team to mark the official opening of its two Vancouver Island offices in Victoria and Nanaimo.

“It was such a thrill to welcome our fellow agents and members of The Agency family from around the globe to Vancouver Island and provide a glimpse of B.C.’s stunning natural beauty and incredible real estate,” says Brian Danyliw, who spearheads the two offices along with fellow B.C. native and industry veteran Jason Binab.    

“The excitement and support we feel from the global team is exactly what

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- Orange Grove Boulevard has long been known as “Millionaire’s Row” for the stately mansions that once lined the street, and while most of the lavish buildings are gone, chewing gum magnate William Wrigley’s three-story, 21-room home remains. Built in 1906, the Italian Renaissance-style mansion has been reimagined as the headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and is now home to extensive Tournament of Roses memorabilia, including tiaras worn by former queens. The home’s expansive grounds, which span four-and-a-half acres and feature more than 1,500 varieties of roses, camellias and annuals, are open to the public year-round; the house is open to the public from 2-3 pm every Thursday from February to August.


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- Pack a lunch, park your car and walk the trail down the bluffs onto the golden sand for the perfect beach day. El Matador is popular among locals and tourists alike for its massive rock formations and ethereal caves, making it a Malibu staple not to be missed.

AND HERE - If you’re looking to catch some rays and waves, paddle out at world-famous Surfrider Beach, one of the hottest surf spots in Southern California because of its first-rate swell coming in from Malibu Point. After your session, walk up to the pier and treat yourself to a bite at Malibu Farm, which serves up delicious, locally sourced food, including eggs from chickens raised on the owner’s own backyard farm.

GET YOUR STEPS IN HERE - If you're in the mood for a hike and epic

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The Agency, our agents and staff are committed to doing their part to make a difference in the communities we call home. Recently, four of our own spearheaded initiatives in the L.A. area for causes they hold dear—and The Agency was proud to play a part.

A proud supporter of Alliance of Moms (AOM), a program that supports pregnant and parenting teens in the L.A. County foster care system, Natasha Barrett hosted a pre-Mother’s Day event at the new Fred Segal boutique in Malibu. Shoppers enjoyed treats from Le Pain Quotidien, rosé from Summer Somewhere, custom embroidery by C. Bonz, and trunk shows by Morgan Lane and Stacy Nolan jewelry, with 10 percent of the proceeds from each purchase going directly toward vital funding for the organization and its

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Every home has a story, but it takes vision and creativity to bring it to life. That sentiment certainly isn’t lost on our award-winning public relations division, which was just recognized by the prestigious Hermes Creative Awards for the third consecutive year.

Working in partnership with more than 550 agents across offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, our stellar team leverages relationships with the world’s premier print, broadcast and online media outlets, securing regular coverage in The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and more. The international competition, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, honors the accomplishments of the world’s leaders in marketing

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When Jorge Dalinger, the mastermind behind internationally renowned design firm Dalinger Designs, relocated to Los Angeles from his native Sevilla in his early teens, he brought Spanish roots that run deep. Once settled in L.A., he began absorbing everything the city had to offer, experimenting with creative ways to fuse his Spanish culture with that of his adopted home in the U.S. After purchasing and renovating a cabin in L.A.’s storied Laurel Canyon, Dalinger found a built-in clientele in envious friends who loved his distinctive Spanish aesthetic—and offered him the budget to work his magic on their own properties.

Working alongside a team of skilled artisans, Dalinger’s signature aesthetics, including hand-hewn, wood-beamed ceilings and forged

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