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Sizzling Summer Hotlist—Making Headlines at The Agency in July

by | Jul 19, 2021

The Agency team has been keeping cool and working hard this July. From new office openings and front cover features to celebrity listings and television home tours, check out who got the scoop and who made news this month at The Agency.

SANTIAGO ARANA and MARCO RUFOThe Real Deal got the scoop on our second office opening in Pacific Palisades earlier this month. Led by Santiago Arana and Marco Rufo, our second office in the Palisades brings our office tally in Los Angeles to eleven. Stay tuned for more news as we get ready to reveal some new franchise partners soon. If you are in the Pacific Palisades, stop in and see us at 1017 N. Swarthmore Avenue. Be sure to enjoy some complimentary sweet treats thanks to our fully-stocked candy wall in our new digs.

NURIT COOMBE—The Agency D.C Metro’s Managing Partner recently graced the cover of Top Agent Magazine, Maryland. Nurit discussed her recent accolade of being named among the best real estate professionals in the country with her business partner Alex Martinez by RealTrends The Thousand 2021, and also her journey to The Agency. “Our transition to The Agency has been a huge blessing for my team. All of our marketing has been elevated to the best of the best in the United States. We have the latest technology at our fingertips. It truly allows us to give a luxury service at a regular price,” Nurit told the magazine.

BILLY ROSE—Famous owner, notable address, quintessential Beverly Hills estate. It’s no wonder Country & Town House named Billy Rose’s listing at 617 N Rodeo Drive one of the best new properties on the market right now. Currently owned by historian and art collector Louise Taper, the elegant residence was built in 1985 by Columbia Savings & Loan. The double-gated, five-bedroom estate is located on one of the world’s most recognizable streets—just moments from fashionable boutiques and globally renowned fashion brands, fine dining, entertainment and more.

DAVID PARNES & JAMES HARRIS— Perched atop the Sunset Strip and designed by Hagy Belzberg, this brand new construction home caught the attention of Mansion Global for its exquisite design and artistic twist. Represented by David Parnes and James Harris, the homeowner is displaying part of his NFT collection—a full set of works from artist WhIsBe’s “Vandal Gummy” collection in a rainbow of colors. “We are already getting inquiries…asking whether they can buy the collection with the property,” David told the outlet. He added, “That is possible as well.”

FARAH LEVI—Lights, camera, sold! Farah Levi took The World’s Most Amazing Homes television audience on a tour of her amazing Bel Air listing at Donella Circle just in the nick of time. While the homes’ new owners will be busy soaking in the spectacular lake, city, and mountain views, we will be enjoying Farah’s home tour from the comfort of our couches.

AMANDA LYNN—A home that shines as bright as any diamond hit the market in Bel Air and nabbed a feature in Cottages & Gardens. Home to Pascal Mouawad—the jeweler known for his work with Victoria’s Secret—the residence is a true timeless masterpiece featuring the latest in technology, materials and infused with old-world class and spectacular magic. Completely remodeled and completed in 2014, the home is represented by Amanda Lynn.

STEVEN MORAN and TRAVIS BAYLESThe New York Times shone the spotlight on Steven Moran and Travis Bayles’ beautiful listing in Sierra Madre, CA. Designed by local architect Harlan H. Pedersen, a long-time Sierra Madre resident, this stunning architectural mid-century masterpiece offers three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths sprawled over three levels and situated on over an acre. Nestled beneath Mt. Wilson, this architectural gem is the ultimate secluded and serene haven—let the sound of the fountains outside the upstairs bedrooms lull you to sleep, or stay up late completely immersing yourself in nature with the astonishing infinity pool, spa, and grotto which sits perched above a basketball/pickleball court.

SANDRO DAZZAN—A rare, secluded, and irreplaceable paradise in the hills of Malibu, The Rosenthal Estate, recently caught the attention of Gotham Magazine. Sandro Dazzan’s new listing is situated on 180 sprawling acres with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains. It boasts extensive vineyards, approximately 600 avocado trees, a private residential compound, two pools, 12,000 square feet of living space and spectacular hacienda-style architecture by architect Louis Angelikis. The magazine was sure to have its readers dreaming of resort-style living in an enchanting setting, where residents will experience a world all their own and possibilities are endless.

KEVIN STEWARTSpectrum News caught up with Kevin Stewart to discuss the current hot real estate market in Los Angeles and the road ahead that buyers are facing as they ready to enter the market to find their dream home. “I think the market frenzy is definitely due to young millennials buying into the market,” Kevin said. “I know in California and in a lot of big markets, there are a lot of young professionals who are making good money. They are getting smarter and want to capitalize on the market and not throw money away on rent,” Kevin told the news outlet.

RITA WHITNEY—Designed in 1917 by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and re-imagined by its present owner in 1989, the Coach House recently made headlines on Mansion Global. Represented by Rita Whitney, the Spanish Revival estate is located in the heart of the prestigious Arroyo district in Pasadena. “Everything in the house is very dramatic. It’s such a spectacular Spanish Revival style,” Rita told Mansion Global. Adding, “It’s a very cool house. There is nothing else like it in Pasadena.”

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