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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we’ve got all things “green” on the mind. From rolling green lawns and world-class botanical gardens at a historic estate in Montecito to a collection of ultra-private villas nestled in one of Mexico’s last remaining beachfront jungles, these seven offerings around the world are worth celebrating.

GARDENHOUSE | BEVERLY HILLS

The first residential project in the United States from the world-renowned MAD Architects, Gardenhouse brings visionary design to Beverly Hills, offering a collection of distinct, contemporary residences. Featuring one of the largest living walls in the country, Gardenhouse is enveloped in a vibrant façade of native plants and succulents, which transform with the seasons,

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A new chapter has unfolded in Lake Tahoe’s storied history as Granite Place, the bold new residential development and first phase of the highly anticipated Boulder Bay Resort in Crystal Bay launches sales.

The first offering of its kind in Lake Tahoe in decades, Granite Place features a limited collection of 18 luxury residences across three buildings, with expansive living areas perfectly conceived for entertaining. The property’s Lake, Mountain and Park buildings include two- to four-bedroom condominiums ranging from 1,641 to 2,718 square feet, and feature sweeping lake views and a sophisticated, contemporary aesthetic. Residents enjoy a host of high-end amenities and services, including on-call 24/7 concierge services, a cutting-edge spa and

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Before the town of Danville solidified its standing among California’s most coveted enclaves—and became the site of The Agency’s East Bay office—it was a quaint farming town and little-known thoroughfare during the California Gold Rush. Often referred to as “the heart of the San Ramon Valley,” the town was settled and named by two brothers, Daniel and Andrew Inman, who purchased 400 acres of farmland in 1854 with their mining earnings.

“Danville and nearby Diablo are known for many things, and one of them is their history,” says Taso Tsakos, Managing Partner of The Agency’s Danville Office. “Many of the town’s early buildings still stand today, and our streets and schools are named for its early pioneers. We’re proud to be a community that values

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As our global expansion continues, The Agency’s Annual Report now covers more markets than ever before. In it, you’ll find detailed research and information from all the markets we serve—from Los Angeles to South Florida, Canada to Mexico. We also share our favorite milestones and achievements of 2018, from ranking on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country (for the third consecutive year!) to topping the industry charts in REAL Trends, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and more.

And, of course, let’s not forget the parties. We are The Agency, after all.

View the full report here.

 

 

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The Agency is proud to announce that Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky has been recognized among the most powerful and influential leaders in residential real estate by Swanepoel Power 200 for the second consecutive year.

Launched in 2014, the SP200 is regarded as the definitive ranking of the most influential leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Each year, the SP200 team invests more than 400 hours analyzing hundreds of bios, annual reports and transaction data to determine its final 200. This year, Mauricio climbed the ranks to #102 (he was previously ranked #118). Together with The Agency’s Co-Founder and President Billy Rose and the founding partners, Mauricio has helped facilitate the company’s growth to

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New headlines for a New Year. With 2019 in full swing, our properties, places and faces continue to make waves and garner their fair share of media attention. From celebrity homes to new resort destinations, enjoy The Agency’s January Hotlist—hot off the press.

BILLY ROSE → The Wall Street Journal called on The Agency Founder and President Billy Rose for his insights in their recent piece, “The Top 10 Upgrades to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar.” Among the most coveted home features in luxury listings are retractable glass walls. “When clients talk about ‘bright,’ they are talking about big windows and sliding glass walls that open to the inside,” Billy explained. Read more about luxury home must-haves here.

ONE&ONLY MANDARINA PRIVATE HOMES →

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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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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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As summer draws to its inevitable end, Noe Valley celebrated the high season in true San Franciscan style—with its 9th annual SummerFEST. The five-hour celebration, sponsored in part by The Agency, is a collaboration between the Community for the Noe Valley Town Square, the Noe Valley Association, and the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association, and drew children and adults of all ages for an afternoon of fun, family-friendly activities in Noe Valley Town Square.

The festive event offered an opportunity for the community to come together and for local merchants to share their appreciation. Free activities included a petting zoo, face painting, Pop-a-Shot basketball, Connect-4, a bounce house, balloon artist, and live music by local

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Whether you’re a fan of the psychedelic sounds of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury, the melodic canyon jams of Laurel Canyon or the eighties glam rock scene that ruled the Sunset Strip, California has long been synonymous with rock and roll, serving as home base for scores of rock legends over the years. From an architectural estate in the Hollywood Hills once home to the Demon of Screamin’ to a Beverly Hills estate that belonged to the King of Rock and Roll himself, these four homes listed by The Agency are fit for rock royalty.

1174 N. HILLCREST ROAD | BEVERLY HILLS

Perched on a coveted promontory in Beverly Hills, this 1.18-acre French Regency manse in the exclusive Trousdale Estates was once the home of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, who

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