Want to enjoy the beach this weekend, but don’t want to hassle with the crowds? Take a video tour of this home that sold for $6,150,000 in October:
Category Archive: ‘Interesting Houses’
Using sex appeal to sell homes – I’m surprised we haven’t seen more like this!
Beverly Hills’ most expensive property.
Interior features of this state of the art dream home include:
• Roberto Cavalli flooring
• 15-seat curved screen theater with JBL Synthesis Audio
• 2 massive bars, one of which has “Winestation” that preserves and dispenses glasses with the exact amount and temperature
• Gourmet Show Kitchen w/ iPad controlled Top Brewer coffee machine
• State of the Art “Savant” Home Automation and Security
• Privacy and protection ensured through a private entrance
• Longhi doors in suede and embossed leather
• Specially commissioned golden sculpture adorning the large motor court
• Separate Catering/Event Kitchen
Offered at $100 million.
This builder is finishing up their 55-and-over tract, and moved over to this new tract of modern contemporary design in an affordable range – how innovative!
The HOA will be around $243 per month, and the Mello-Roos is $415 to $463 per month. Yet these are flying off the shelf in the mid-$800,000s!
An old tour of a modern contemporary house on the La Costa Golf Course – this sold for $1,628,000 in September, 2015:
Remember when we sold this in December, 2011 for $499,000?
The Del Mar Castle which sits on the top of a hill overlooking the ocean and the community of Del Mar was built in 1925 by Ruth and Marston Harding who relocated from Massachusetts. The Castle contains approximately 10,000 sq. ft. including a detached guest house. It was designed by famous local architect Richard Requa who went to Europe to study the best design and returned with authentic stained glass, doors and hardware from castles in the south of Spain.
Tony Robbins bought the Castle in 1987, and sold it for $2,100,000 in 1997.
Not bad for a guy who went to Cal State Fullerton! From wsj.com:
Scuttling plans to build an elaborate new home, actor Kevin Costner is putting a Santa Barbara County beachfront property on the market for $60 million, according to co-listing agent Tim Hoctor.
The roughly 10.25-acre parcel is on a bluff in Carpinteria, Calif., about 10 miles outside the city of Santa Barbara. The property has views of the Pacific and the mountains, and a path leads from the house to the beach.
The property currently contains a modest house. Mr. Costner had designed a large home, pool and guesthouse for the property, but never got around to building it, said Mr. Hoctor, who said he is a longtime friend of Mr. Costner’s.
Mr. Costner bought the parcel for $28.5 million in 2006, according to public records. Mr. Costner already has a home on the beach in Carpinteria, Mr. Hoctor said, but decided to buy this property after jogging by it one day and seeing a for sale sign. At the time, the parcel spanned about 17.25 acres and included a polo practice field. In 2007, Mr. Costner sold 7 acres to his neighbor, hedge funder Bruce Kovner.
Mr. Costner converted the polo field to a baseball field. “We’ve had some great baseball games there,” Mr. Hoctor said. Mr. Costner removed other structures on the site in preparation for building the new house, he said.
Ultimately, however, Mr. Costner and his wife decided not to build on this property because they’re busy with their three young children and have been spending much of their time at their home in Aspen. “They were really sad,” Mr. Hoctor. “It took them months to decide what to do.”
Mr. Costner, 62, won two Academy Awards for “Dances with Wolves.” He recently appeared in the drama “Hidden Figures.” He couldn’t be reached for comment.
More photos here:
I taped this in 2014 and somehow remembered that if I went through the old archives I might find it! This sold for $3,175,000 on September 2, 2015 after a 12-month escrow.
Let’s keep pushing – more commune food. Hat tip daytrip: