Jeffrey Jacobs Puts His Duplex Penthouse Co-op on the Market for $5.75 Million

July 9, 2010
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Attorney Jeffrey Jacobs put his duplex penthouse co-op on the market for $5.75 Million. Jacobs was Oprah Winfrey’s former agent, manager and adviser.

Jacobs bought the unit in 1999 and has renovated the elegant four-bedroom residence that was designed by architect, David Adler. The building is right on the park and has a skylight and big windows show lake and city views.

The apartment has a grand staircase that alleviates upward to four bedrooms plus a nursery/office. The home has a new kitchen, breakfast room and an adjacent family living room. That Oprah money has done this home well, it is exquisitely designed. The formal dining room with faux columns, a piano…

One Winner of Two Houses

June 21, 2010
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Last month, an auction in the Strand at Headlands development of Dana Point, California was publicized. Now, Concierge Auctions is putting two more houses up for auction on April 17 at the properties. However, this auction has a twist. The homes, previously offered to $15 million, are selling bidder’s choice with a reserve of $6.9 million and a pre-sale estimate of $8 million to $11 million. The high bidder will choose one of the available houses.

The 7 and 9 White Water Lane have ocean views and has the finest amenities and finishes. 7 White Water Lane was designed by architect CJ Light and interior designer Carol McMahon and has an…

Old Lion Manor Cuts Off Its Price

April 27, 2010
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The Old Lion Manor, a Hidden Hills, California estate once owned by “The Exorcist” author William Peter Blatty hit the market last year at an immense price of $27.5 million.

The Old Lion Manor is a three acre playground that features a waterfall with a cave, statuary, a theater with seating for 28, a spa with a massage room, wine cellar with a tasting area and more. The facilities include a tennis court, volleyball court, equestrian ring and stables and a chessboard with life-size pieces. The Old Lion Manor even has a mechanical bull. The house has been rented out for parties (numerous photos of the pool stuffed with people can…

Mel Gibson’s Lavender Hill on Sale for $14.5 Million

April 5, 2010
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The Director and Actor, Mel Gibson is selling another Malibu property.

In 2008 he sold off several Malibu properties but held onto his compound in the gated Serra Retreat community. Lavender Hill Farm is a hacienda-style retreat on 2.57 acres. The features of the grounds include fruit orchards, organic gardens, a tennis court, pool and three guest houses. The main house wanders over a 5,400 square feet of space and offers the owners privacy in a second floor master suite with a separate sitting room. The remodeled home has six bedrooms total.

The living and dining rooms have tiled floors and rough hewn beamed ceilings. Other details include a large country kitchen…

Economic Climate Increase Need to Sell Property Fast

March 30, 2010
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The real estate market has taken a beating in the economic downturn and the necessity to sell property fast has increased massively as people have looked to cash in on their assets. This has been particularly prevalent with more expensive properties as the amount of funds available from such a deal can be huge for those that are struggling in the financial market.

The amount of people willing to buy such properties is much lower of course so companies which buy your house and rent it back have really come into their own. Create Quick Sale is one such company and they have helped a massive amount of people open up their…

Live the Life of King Edward VII at Rangemore Hall

March 4, 2010
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Have you ever wished you live the life of King Edward VII? Live in his luxury house is all you ever wanted? Check this out.

The luxurious Edward VII Wing at Rangemore Hall in Burton-upon-Trent, England, has been listed for sale at £2.5 million or about $3.8 million, the London Daily Mail reports.

It was built for the Bass family of brewing fame, Rangemore Hall’s owner Lord Burton constructed the wing for a visit from King Edward VII, known as “Dirty Bertie”, and his bride Queen Alexandra in 1907.

At 12,000-sq.-ft. it is far larger than the Hall itself, and the features include a one-bedroom flat attached to the wing by a hidden…

The Castle in Beaufort Listed for $3.95 Million

March 2, 2010
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In around 1859 the Greek Revival home was built and sits on the intra-coastal waterway and is surrounded by live oaks and old gardens. The listing states that the home recently underwent a major renovation that included a new gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf gas stove, Meile dishwasher and an additional ground floor catering kitchen with dual full size Sub-zero wine coolers. The bathrooms have been spruced up with Calcutta gold marble and Waterworks fixtures. The home now has a new roof and new HVAC.

It is the old features that are attractive here, the original wood flooring, the double verandas and the sweeping center hall with a double staircase…

Robert Redford’s Two-Storey Malibu Beach Home Listed For $13.8 M

March 2, 2010
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The Malibu beach home that was once owned by actor-producer-director Robert Redford has come on the market for $13.8 million.

The gated two-story is built in 1948 and extensively upgraded, has walls of glass, living areas that open to expansive patios, and stone and hardwood floors. It features five bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms and two fireplaces in 5,329 square feet. The ocean view master bedroom features an attached spa.

Redford sold the house on Malibu’s Broad Beach in 2001 for about $6 million. It sold again in 2004 for $8.5 million, according to public records.

The listing agent is Sandra Miller of Engel & Völkers, Santa Monica.

Redford, 73 years of age, received the…

A 6,015-square-foot Ocean Bluff Estate Goes to Auction

February 22, 2010
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After the successful Hawaiian real estate auction last month, Concierge Auctions has announced another auction scheduled for March 8.

This auction on the island of Kauai will feature a 6,015-square-foot ocean bluff estate on 5.79 acres. The estate was previously offered for $9.995 million and is being auctioned with a reserve of $2 million and a pre-sale estimate of $3 to $7 million.

The home in Kealia Kai is perched atop Paliku Point and offers ocean views. The home includes three bedrooms, study, exercise room, gourmet and a large great room as well as plenty of covered lanai space and a terrace. There is also a pool and spa and a detached…