Saturday, 19 October, 2019

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Category: The Agency – Luxury


A home is where you can freely express yourself, and your sense of style. Whether you prefer vibrantly-hued modern artwork or shabby-chic, locally-crafted furnishings, these boutiques and showrooms in and around Turks & Caicos are certain to have something that appeals to your distinct taste.  Making Waves Art GalleryBring a bit of island beauty into your home with a painting Read more…


Home is a place to truly express yourself and showcase your personal sense of style. Whether you prefer the woodsy-inspired, rustic look, the sleek minimalist Scandinavian style or an eclectic vision that doesn’t quite fit the mold, these five shops and showrooms on Vancouver Island are sure to have something that appeals to your distinct taste.  Willow Groove If you find Read more…


Our dynamic team of agents made remarkable real estate moves around the country this month, from listing an all-new home in Beverly Hills with a prehistoric piece of art to a pair of exceptional estates in Santa Barbara. Here are some of the month’s must-read media clips. BRAVOTV – Mauricio Umansky, Farrah Brittany, James Harris and David Parnes were spotlighted Read more…


Set on more than two acres of park-like grounds in the rolling foothills of Santa Barbara’s Santa Ynez Mountains, 365 El Cielito Road has been beautifully reimagined by founder and CEO of Templehome Architecture & Design, Xorin Balbes. The award-winning architectural designer has imbued every corner of the estate with a fusion of Japanese architecture and sleek, mid-century modern style. Read more…


On an evening in early autumn, The Agency hosted a twilight event at The Sevens to celebrate the new collection of traditionally informed modern homes in Hancock Park. Fusing West Coast airiness with grand, East Coast-inspired elegance, the seven free-standing, three-story homes are located on the northwest corner of Wilshire and Rimpau, moments from the shops, restaurants and entertainment of Read more…


In Park City—where the weather provides a full spectrum of seasons—enjoying the cozy but still temperate days of autumn is a true delight. Here, we highlight five places in and around Park City that capture this colorful time of year.  Mirror Lake Highway – Take a day trip out to Mirror Lake via the super scenic Mirror Lake Highway, which provides Read more…


There are many ways for each of us to reduce our impact on the environment—and the majority are remarkable easy. Here, we highlight seven ways to go green. Your planet (and wallet) will thank you.   DESERT LANDSCAPING – A Desertscape (or xeriscape) uses efficient irrigation and low-water-use plants, which translates to less maintenance, lower water bills and a boost for property Read more…


There are many ways for each of us to reduce our impact on the environment—and the majority are remarkable easy. Here, we highlight six ways to go green. Your planet (and wallet) will thank you.    PLANT A ROOFTOP GARDEN – In addition to being atmospheric and adding a cool space to an apartment or condo, these urban green spaces provide Read more…


On a recent late-summer evening, guests and agents gathered in Dana Point to toast the unveiling of The Wavecrest Collection at Beach Road and its two new beachfront homes.   The two side-by-side estates, Montauk (35341 Beach Road) and Zuma (35345 Beach Road), were built by the family-run Mur-Sol builders, developed by architect Jack Garland and designed by Barclay Butera. Montauk’s Read more…


Construction is now underway on the new ferry terminal at Treasure Island, which is set to provide residents of neighboring Yerba Buena Island with commuter service to and from Downtown San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported “the ferry is a critical element of the transportation plan the city and county officials are continuously refining.” The new terminal adds Read more…


The Agency is proud to announce that Michelle Schwartz, a founding member of the company and Managing Partner of the Sherman Oaks and Calabasas offices, has been selected by L.A. Biz as a Women of Influence honoree. From a prestigious pool of 200 nominees, Michelle is one of only 27 local women selected for this honor, a group that includes Read more…


Exquisite amenities, incredible locations and award-winning, five-star service—it’s no wonder hotel-branded residences are continuing their rise in prominence and popularity. The Sunday Times recently reported that there are presently more than 400 branded residential offerings across the globe, the majority of which are hotel branded—and this sector of the market shows no sign of slowing.  These residences offer top-tier services Read more…


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita and Los Cabos. CELEBRATE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS HERE – While the actual holiday takes place November 2, the festivities in Puerto Vallarta start Friday October 18. Enjoy special dishes from local restaurants and live music Read more…


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Southern California. SEE THE CIRCUS HERE – Grab your most vibrant Halloween costume and check out Insomniac’s 2-night festival, Escape Psycho Circus. On Friday October 25 and Saturday October 26, take in DJ sets from multiple outdoor stages, explore the Read more…


From the rarefied hilltops of Bel Air to the oak tree-shaded valleys of Northern California, these seven estates were envisioned for the ultimate wine aficionados, whether accommodating an extensive collection or a private vineyard for the aspiring winemaker.    STELLA NOVA | BEL AIR Called Stella Nova, this 30-acre development opportunity perched on a hilltop in Bel Air boasts unobstructed panoramic Read more…