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Upscale Real Estate Porn

Using sex appeal to sell homes – I’m surprised we haven’t seen more like this!

OPUS

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.

OPUS | Red Band Trailer from Drew Fenton on Vimeo.

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, View | 4 comments

Failed Auction?

The no-reserve auction of Matt Kemp’s house in Poway today was postponed until April 25th.

Why would you postpone for 5 days?

There has to be buyers. This company has been very successful in selling seven and $8-figure homes throughout the world, and they have grown exponentially. The auction process is a big hit, and it is the best solution for selling homes.

George guessed that it could be a failed auction before I saw it get postponed on the website.  He’s looking very astute now….or is George an insider? 😆

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Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Auctions, Bubbleinfo TV, Contests, Jim's Take on the Market, View | 9 comments

Nice Chevy Truck

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:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2825-Padaro-Ln_Carpinteria_CA_93013_M29883-00888

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, View | 0 comments