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…

Live in the Tulip Hills

June 8, 2010
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The Tulip Hill is a Georgian plantation house built by Samuel Galloway circa 1756. It is on nearly 52 acres that includes water frontage and pier and includes terraced gardens and manicured grounds.

The wings were added to the house between the years 1787-1790 enlarging the Tulip Hill into its final and present five-part form by appending the two end wings and a pair of connecting hyphens. The plantation house remained in the possession of the Galloway family until 1886. The five-part composition has a full stone basement under the entire structure. The central block is two full stories with a high unfinished attic and double hipped roof. The two brick…

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…

Hollywood Hills Home of Kara DioGuardi Listed for $1,649,000

March 5, 2010
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The Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills of the creative songwriter and “American Idol” judge, Kara DioGuardi, is listed on the market for $1,649,000.

The gated house that was built in 1964 has city and canyon views, wood-beamed ceilings, extensive decks, an outdoor cedar sauna and a spa. There are three bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms in more than 2,700 square feet. The guest unit has its own entrance, living room, kitchen and bathroom.

DioGuardi who is 39 of age joined the panel of the Fox singing competition in 2009. She has written hundreds of songs, including more than 165 on multi-platinum albums, and worked with Celine Dion, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera,…

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…

Special Olympics Southern California to Auction a $2.2 Million Home

February 24, 2010
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You can own the $2.2 million home in Studio City, California in buying a raffle ticket for $150. Special Olympics Southern California is raffling off the home as part of a fundraising campaign. The home is a newly built five-bedroom Mediterranean home that has a four car garage, gourmet kitchen, and wet bar, master suite and city views.

The winner can also opt for a cash payout of $1.5 million. The net proceeds from the raffle will benefit the more than 13,000 Special Olympics athletes in Southern California.

Other prices include cash payouts of $25,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,000 as well as smaller prizes of $1,000, $500 and $300 – a total of…

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…

The Historic Highland Avenue Residence

February 15, 2010
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A home in Boulder, Colorado has fairly the history.

The house was built in the early 1900s as one of the first historic churches in Boulder and was later a monastery.

At the present, it has had a total refurbish that includes new plumbing and wiring to turn it into a unique six-bedroom residence. It has a home automation system that uses a central control to monitor security and change security status, control all climate set points and manipulate the audio and video in one or all rooms.

The Victorian brick building includes a gym, media room, library and more. Beamed ceilings and large windows reflect the building’s origins giving this one a…