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Inside The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Broker Awards Hosted by Mauricio Umansky

“You’ve transformed a room full of enemies into a room full of friends,” Aaron Kirman, of AKG | Christie’s International, quipped. He was surveying the scene at The Hollywood Reporter’s third annual L.A. Power Broker Awards, presented by The Society Group and hosted by The Agency’s Mauricio Umansky. This fairy-tale feeling of camaraderie hung in the air all evening, no doubt enhanced by the enchanting setting of the legendary Castillo Del Lago estate, formerly owned by Madonna. The home is currently co-listed (for $18.9 million) by Linda May and Brett Lawyer of Carolwood Estates. The honors were held in conjunction with THR’s 2023 list of Hollywood’s Top 35 Real Estate Agents, which honors top sellers in the greater Los Angeles area based on MLS-listed sales to Hollywood clients, overall deal volume and media visibility. Looking out over views of Lake Hollywood, agents sipped on cocktails to the soothing sounds of a string quartet, in the Spanish Colonial Revival castle built in 1926, with a clear view of the Hollywood sign. “It is the quintessential old Hollywood house,” May explained. “And the fun thing is that the reason the developer built this house and the two others that are next door is because actors and actresses were considered riffraff in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, and the studios were over here. So, they built this for the Hollywood community.” Libations from Don Fulano Tequila and La Marca Prosecco were poured while the all-female Orchid Quartet played. Castillo Del Lago held special memories for several of the list’s honorees. Umansky recalled picking up his daughter Alexia from the home after playdates with Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon. The always entertaining Juliette Hohnen of Douglas Elliman remembered throwing Rosie O’Donnell a baby shower in the manse, during Madonna’s tenure, and many other fun times. “[Madonna] used to have gardenias everywhere and she would smell of gardenias,” Hohnen said. “You felt like you were going into heaven, and it was really an experience.” Umansky served as emcee for the awards ceremony — held during an exquisite outdoor candlelight dinner — despite having debuted on Dancing with the Stars the night before. “I am exhausted,” he said. “I’ve been icing my knee all day long. It feels like a watermelon today. And thank God I made it through. I was very lucky to make it. I was down to the bottom two, but I did make it through, and I am glad I did because I’m having an absolute blast.” He continued to have a blast on stage, where he good-naturedly roasted everyone — including himself — and even did a little jig. Of the delightfully flamboyant broker Branden Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates, he said: “He looks like Elvis Presley, but from Vegas years.” Rival brokerages were also fair game, as Umansky joked, “thanks to Dancing with the Stars, my dance scores and my stomach, they’re as flat as Compass’s stock.” Umansky was also a winner of the evening, receiving the Media Maverick Award from last year’s co-recipient Matt Altman, who playfully held up a copy of Umansky’s book The Dealmaker as Umansky gave his speech. Aaron Kirman — honored with the Agent of Historic Architecture Award —for selling such houses as John Lautner’s Garcia House and the former home of Steven Bocho, designed by Paul R. Williams — had the guests in stitches recalling his early ignorance of architectural pedigree. “Funny enough, when I started selling homes when I was very young, 18 years old, I knew nothing about architecture or houses,” he recalled. “And I remember I got a phone call and somebody said, ‘I want a Neutra.’ And I said, ‘Oh my God, I’ll get you so many Neutras. It’s not a problem. It’s so easy to find. I literally hung up the phone and I remember going, ‘What is a Neutra?’ I had no idea.” Surprising no one, Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency won the Stratospheric Sale of the Year Award for representing both sides of the historic Beyoncé and Jay-Z purchase of the $200 million Tadao Ando-designed Malibu estate sold by art collectors and producers Bill and Maria Bell. Drew Fenton, founder of the new power brokerage Carolwood Estates, won the award for Team of the Year. Chris Cortazzo of Compass was honored with the Philanthropic Impact Award for his support of organizations including The Boys and Girls Club of Malibu and the Elton John Aids Foundation. One of the most emotional moments of the night was when childhood friends Michael Fahimian and Jack Harris of The Beverly Hills Estates won the Rising Star Award. They had tears in their eyes as they expressed their appreciation for the industry. Gratitude abounded when James Harris of Bond Street Partners, who won Condo Sale of the Year for their $21 million condo sale at The Century, accepted the award on behalf of himself and partner David Parnes. “The Hollywood Reporter was the first list David and I made in 2016,” he said. “And I remember just thinking to myself, that’s it. I’ve made it. We’re done. We’re great. This is the best thing ever. And it’s the one list that gets published every year that has a sentimental value to us and that we always want to make.” In an increasingly tough real estate market — battered by interest rates, the much-maligned ULA tax and the proposed Wildlife Ordinance — Harris encouraged his fellow brokers to keep the faith. “I think we need to come together and have a half glass full mentality, not half empty,” he said. “I think it’s very easy for us to dwell on the negatives and it’s very easy for us to all go out to our clients and dwell on the negatives. But I think if we all come together and we focus on the positives, which is that we live here in Los Angeles, which is I think the best lifestyle in the world, I think if we put that positive message out, if we breathe that positivity out there, only good can come from it.” It was a sentiment shared by the Kardashians’ go-to Tomer Fridman of Compass when he took the stage to accept the Celebrity Property Portfolio Award. “I think it’s just so important for us to, as James said, to kind of uplift everyone, especially in this market,” he said. “At the end of the day, we all rely on one another and the only way to make it really through is if we collaborate.” For at least one magical night — including at the after-party, held at the stunning, new $38 million Californication House, developed by Branden and Rayni Williams and Jason Somers — this spirit of unity and appreciation reigned.

The 35 Go-To L.A. Real Estate Brokers for Beyoncé, J. Lo and Other Hollywood Heavyweights

“We had a 13-year run of a robust market and are experiencing a necessary cycle change,” says Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates, reflecting on the 36 percent drop in luxury home sales that hit L.A. in the second quarter. Meanwhile, the median price of a home in Los Angeles hovered at $963,000, down 1 percent from the previous year. The decline can be attributed to a combination of high interest rates, the dual strikes that hit Hollywood and the new ULA mansion tax, in which home sellers in the city of Los Angeles must pay at least a 4 percent transfer on any sales above $5 million. “Sellers are hesitant to sell given these barriers,” says AKG’s Aaron Kirman. Despite the challenges, L.A.’s agents (chosen based on total sales volume, Hollywood clients and media visibility) continued to smash records, led by the most expensive sale in California history — Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s $200 million purchase of an estate in Malibu in which Westside Estate Agency’s Kurt Rappaport repped both sides of the deal. “At the end of the day,” says Douglas Elliman’s Josh Altman, “a trophy is a trophy, and if people want it, they are going to buy it.” (Client names are found via public records.)

Movers: Shelton Wilder moves to AKG Christie’s to edge into L.A.’s luxe market

Shelton Wilder, CEO of Shelton Wilder Group, has affiliated with AKG Christie’s International Real Estate. The group made $150 million in sales in 2022, when it was affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty. Wilder said she started working with AKG Christie’s to further develop and expand her team’s reach in the luxury market. “I don’t want anyone to think that I’m not going to work in my bread and butter market — homes between $1 million to $5 million,” she said. “We treat all of the clients from all price points as luxury clients.” Five other agents work at Shelton Wilder Group. Focusing on neighborhoods such as Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Beverly Hills, the group has made notable deals such as a $19.5 million trade for 835 San Vicente Boulevard in Santa Monica in 2022. Wilder represented the buyer, while Aaron Kirman, founder of AKG, served as the listing agent. Wilder is a serial entrepreneur. She previously helmed a fashion brand called The Shemie, which she pitched on business reality TV show “Shark Tank” in 2012. The Shemie ceased production in 2015, and Wilder started work as a real estate agent in late 2017. https://therealdeal.com/la/2023/09/28/la-movers-shelton-wilder-switches-shop-to-akg-christies/

Deals to End Hollywood Strikes Could Get L.A. Home Sales Rolling Again, Too

An end to the Hollywood strikes will revive more than TV and film production—agreements could give the Los Angeles housing market a boost, too. “There is the emotional impact of the strikes on the industry and Los Angeles at large,” said Greg Holcomb, an agent with Douglas Elliman in Los Angeles. “You may not have been out of work, but you may need comfort on an emotional level to resume the search for a home.” Although writers reached an agreement to end their strike on Monday—the 146th day of their protests—actors continue to strike, and most of the industry remains at a standstill. The strikes have exacerbated the slowdown in Los Angeles’s residential real estate market, already suffering from the highest mortgage rates in decades and a new mansion tax on $5 million-plus homes that was enacted in April. Even in the face of those larger challenges, an end to the strikes is likely to result in an increase in sales and listings, though not immediately, local experts said. Case in point: Brian Davies, who works in commercial real estate for Cushman Wakefield and lives in Toluca Lake, located northwest of downtown Los Angeles, has thought about moving to a smaller home in the same town or in Pasadena for the last few years. He currently lives in a six-bedroom property that was valued at $4.5 million 18 months ago and doesn’t need as much space now that his children are grown. “If we sold, we would lose the 3% interest rate on our mortgage, and with the strikes, there is even more uncertainty in the market,” he said. “I think our home is probably now $4 million or a little less, and at the moment, I’ve put my downsizing ambitions on hold.” Of course, the strikes aren’t his only consideration. “The high interest rates are still an issue,” Davies said. “The market will take several months to build back up. I have a lot of friends who are writers, but they’re not apt to spend on a new home just because they have an income again.” Residents who rely on a rental income from writers and actors to maintain their day-to-day expenses have also been waiting for the strikes to end. David Ambroz, a notable author who was recognized by President Obama for his 2022 book “A Place Called Home: A Memoir,” owns two condos in a building across the street from Paramount Studios. He lives in one and rents out the other for $4,500 a month. “I’ve never had a problem finding a renter, but since the strikes, the condo has sat empty for months and halted my search for a home,” he said. “I need for the strikes to end, so that writers and actors can get back to work, and I can get back to earning my rental income and start looking for a house again.” Landlords like Ambroz might have to wait longer than they expect. Holcomb, the Douglas Elliman agent, said an end to the strikes is unlikely to trigger an immediate increase in activity. “The people who have seen their incomes depleted need six months to a year to build their savings back up,” he said. Some parts of Los Angeles have felt the sluggishness of the real estate market more than others, according to Holcomb, including Los Feliz, Silverlake and parts of Hollywood Hills. “It has been more noticeable in neighborhoods where a lot of the behind-the-scenes creatives live,” he said. If sellers want to maximize the amount their homes sell for, Holcomb advised them to wait, particularly when it comes to properties with an eye on design. “If design is a feature in your home, it’s going to appeal to creatives, but the creative industry isn’t buying,” Halcomb said. Meanwhile, the strikes are compounding the effects of higher interest rates and low inventory on transactions, even on the luxury end of the market. Craig Strong of Compass in Los Angeles, who sells primary multimillion-dollar homes, said that closed transactions in the Los Angeles area declined 30% to 40% over the last year because of the high rates. “The strikes haven’t hit the housing market as much as you would think because homeowners who are locked into low interest rates aren’t selling,” he said. The slowdown has felt particularly steep because the city is coming off some of the biggest years in the history of its housing market, said Parker Beatty, the regional vice president of sales for Compass in Southern California. “While the economy and higher interest rates are certainly the biggest contributors to the decline [in transactions], the strikes in the entertainment industry are certainly not helping,” he said. It’s not the first time a combination of higher rates and strikes has upset the Los Angeles market, said Chris Lim, the president of Christie’s International Real Estate. He pointed to the 100-day long writer’s strike in 2007, which coincided with the mortgage crisis, and caused L.A.’s real estate market to slow down significantly. “Now, as we grapple with limited housing inventory and rising rates, we are witnessing a resurgence of caution among prospective home buyers,” he said. “This caution is leading some buyers to postpone their home purchase plans; sellers are opting not to sell at this time.” Looking to the future, Aaron Kirman, the owner of Christie’s International Real Estate AKG in Los Angeles, said he’s more optimistic and that there is a collective hope the market will regain some momentum once the strikes are resolved. “The entertainment industry plays a pivotal role in driving demand and shaping the dynamics of our real estate market,” he said. “As it reawakens, we anticipate positive developments that will not only benefit industry professionals but also those engaged in the broader real estate ecosystem.” https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/deals-to-end-hollywood-strikes-could-get-l-a-home-sales-rolling-again-too-8ca18b7d

Mauricio Umansky to Host The Hollywood Reporter’s L.A. Power Broker Awards at Madonna’s Former Home

Mauricio Umansky, the co-founder of real-estate brokerage The Agency — who also stars on Netflix’s Buying Beverly Hills and is a contestant on the new season of Dancing with the Stars premiering on Tuesday — is set to follow up his dancing debut by hosting The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual L.A. Power Broker Awards. The evening will take place Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the famed Castillo Del Lago estate in Lake Hollywood, a grand 1920s Spanish-style mansion once owned by Madonna. Presented by premier luxury real estate PR company The Society Group, the awards evening celebrates the powerhouse sellers on THR‘s annual list of Hollywood’s Top Real Estate Agents and includes an awards presentation in eight categories. Nominees for six categories — including Stratospheric Sale of the Year, Agent of Historic Architecture and Rising Star — are presented below, with Umansky announcing the winners at the dinner. Drew Fenton — the CEO of Carolwood Estates, which launched last November — is the winner of THR‘s L.A. Team of the Year Award for his work helming the new luxury brokerage alongside posting his own big real estate deals and working with star clients such as Cher and Justin Timberlake. Chris Cortazzo of Compass will be honored with the Philanthropic Impact Award for his commitment to giving back and his support of such organizations as the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, Point Dume Marine Science School, Farm Sanctuary, UNICEF, Operation Smile and the Elton John Aids Foundation. The third annual Power Broker Awards, in keeping with the theme of the evening, will for the first time take place at a stunning piece of L.A. real estate that’s currently on the market. Castillo Del Lago is listed with Carolwood’s Linda May and Brett Lawyer for $18.9 million. Built circa 1926 by architect John DeLario, the nine-bedroom, 10,500-square-foot house has sweeping views looking out over Lake Hollywood and the Hollywood Sign. Mobster Bugsy Siegel is said to have run a gambling den out of the property in the 1930s. Madonna owned the mansion for a time in the 1990s, and it is currently owned by designer Leon Max of Max Studio. Post-awards, an exclusive after-party will be hosted by The Beverly Hills Estates, welcoming winners and nominees to a nightclub located inside The Californication House, a $38 million mansion hitting the market tomorrow. Team of the Year Drew Fenton, Carolwood Estates Philanthropic Impact Chris Cortazzo, Compass Stratospheric Sale Of the Year Aileen Comora & Paul Lester, The Agency Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker Kurt Rappaport, Westside Estate Agency Agent of Historic Architecture Josh Flagg, Douglas Elliman Aaron Kirman, AKG Christie’s International Real Estate Brett Lawyer, Carolwood Estates Media Maverick Rochelle Atlas Maize, Nourmand & Associates Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker Mauricio Umansky, The Agency Condo Sale of the Year James Harris & David Parnes, The Agency, and Cassandra Peterson, Coldwell Banker Leo Medeiros & Bridget Reeves, The Agency, and A. Demitrous Walker, The Hills Premier Realty Jason Oppenheim & Heather Young, Oppenheim Group, and Tomer Fridman, Compass Celebrity Property Portfolio Santiago Arana, The Agency Tomer Fridman, Compass Brett Lawyer, Carolwood Estates Rising Star Michael Fahimian & Jack Harris, The Beverly Hills Estates Alexander Howe & Weston Littlefield, AKG Christie’s International Real Estate Zac Mostame, Carolwood Estates Bryce Pennel, Compass Nichole Shanfeld, Carolwood Estates https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/real-estate/mauricio-umansky-host-hollywood-reporters-la-power-broker-awards-1235601095/l

Real Estate Luminary Shelton Wilder Transitions from Sotheby’s to Join Christie’s International Real Estate’s Elite Roster!

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , Sept. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Christie's International Real Estate is proud to welcome Shelton Wilder, a real estate luminary and CEO of The Shelton Wilder Group, as the newest addition to its Brentwood office. Joining the brokerage from Sotheby's International Realty, Wilder has amassed over $420 million in sales during her remarkable seven-year tenure in the real estate world. A staggering $150 million of this was achieved in 2022 alone, positioning her among the top 1.5% of realtors nationwide. "Joining AKG | Christie's International Real Estate marks an exciting new chapter in my journey," said Wilder. Their reputation for excellence and distinction in luxury real estate perfectly complements my vision for providing my clients with unique and exceptional experiences." Wilder's portfolio of notable transactions is nothing short of impressive. These include 835 San Vicente Blvd at $19.5 million, the sale of 341 W Channel Rd for $10.5 million, which was $1 million over the asking price, 254 N Barrington Ave for $8.47 million, and the sale of 561 Mount Holyoke Ave at $6.4 million, a whopping $1.6 million over its asking price. Additionally, 218 Narcissus Ave sold for $6.22 million. With current notable listings like the exclusive 1128 W Georgia St. in Vancouver, valued at $26 million, and the upcoming launches of 317 Oceano Dr at $7 million, and a prime property located on the sought-after Carolyn Way at $22.87 million, the future looks incredibly bright for Shelton's endeavors at Christie's International Real Estate. "We are thrilled to have Shelton and her team join our brokerage," said Aaron Kirman, Founder and CEO of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate. "Her unparalleled expertise and impressive track record in luxury real estate align perfectly with our brand's commitment to excellence." Focusing primarily on luxury residential and commercial properties in areas such as Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Beverly Hills, Wilder's ability to secure astonishing off-market listings and her understanding of the intricate matrix of LA's neighborhoods, schools, and cultures solidify her position as one of the premier real estate professionals in the region. Wilder's outstanding track record among the most sought-after luxury real estate professionals in Los Angeles has earned her numerous accolades. Her name has been featured on the LA Business Journal's 2023 "The List" of Top 100 Real Estate Agents in LA. Recognitions also include nominations like Entrepreneur of the Year by the LA Business Journal, Real Estate All-Star by Los Angeles Magazine, and a feature in Forbes' "Top 10 Business Professionals to Look Out For" in 2022. Beyond her prowess in real estate, Shelton has made her mark in the fashion and entertainment industries. Her appearance on the popular reality show, "Shark Tank," and her founder status in multiple fashion enterprises showcase her passion for design and aesthetics. This passion translates seamlessly into her real estate endeavors, where each listing is meticulously crafted, reflecting her dedication to detail. Outside of her professional pursuits, Shelton is a devoted mother to her two sons, Beau and Lane, and the proud wife of LA attorney Clark McCutchen. An alumna of the University of Georgia, she actively gives back to her community, contributing to organizations like P.S. Arts and Alexandria House. SOURCE AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/real-estate-luminary-shelton-wilder-transitions-from-sothebys-to-join-christies-international-real-estates-elite-roster-301925113.html

Lux CEO, former fashionista joins Christie’s International Real Estate

L.A. luxury agent Shelton Wilder has joined AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate’s Beverly Hills office from Sotheby’s International Realty, the company has informed Inman exclusively. Wilder is CEO of the Shelton Wilder Group, and will be bringing five of her current agents along with her for the move from Sotheby’s to Christie’s. Over the course of her seven-year career, Wilder has closed more than $420 million in sales, $150 million of which was closed in 2022 alone, placing her in the top 1.5 percent of Realtors across the U.S. “Joining AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate marks an exciting new chapter in my journey,” Wilder said in a statement. “Their reputation for excellence and distinction in luxury real estate perfectly complements my vision for providing my clients with unique and exceptional experiences.” Wilder’s market range spans luxury residential and commercial real estate throughout Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills and surrounding areas. Wilder was featured in the L.A. Business Journal’s 2023 list of Top 100 Real Estate Agents in L.A., and has been nominated for L.A. Business Journal’s Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as Los Angeles Magazine’s Real Estate All-Star. “We are thrilled to have Shelton and her team join our brokerage,” Aaron Kirman, founder and CEO of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate, said in a statement. “Her unparalleled expertise and impressive track record in luxury real estate align perfectly with our brand’s commitment to excellence.” Some of the more notable deals Wilder has been involved in on the buy or sell side have included 835 San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica, which sold for $19.5 million; 341 Channel Rd., Santa Monica, which sold for $10.5 million; and 254 N. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, which sold for $8.47 million. Additionally, Wilder is about to launch sales of 317 Oceano Drive for $7 million, and a property on the coveted Carolyn Way in Beverly Hills for $22.87 million. Wilder’s detailed understanding of L.A.’s neighborhoods and schools and ability to secure a robust portfolio of off-market listings have helped her succeed in L.A.’s competitive real estate market, a press release from Christie’s noted. Prior to launching her real estate career, Wilder worked in sales in the fashion industry and created her own line of slips for women called the Shemie. She went on to pitch the Shemie to investors on NBC’s Shark Tank in 2012, but the sharks didn’t bite. Still, Wilder raised the money for her business through Kickstarter and was able to launch her line of slips anyway. https://www.inman.com/2023/09/12/lux-ceo-former-fashionista-joins-christies-international-real-estate/

Inside a Landmark L.A. House by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Son

The Henry O. Bollman Residence, completed in 1922, was the second independent commission of Lloyd Wright, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s son and collaborator on his father’s iconic Hollyhock House in Los Angeles. The estate in Hollywood has been on the cover of Architectural Digest twice under a previous owner and is designated a Los Angeles Cultural Monument. Distinguished by patterned pre-cast concrete blocks and Mesoamerican massing, the house, which has been sensitively updated, remains pretty much just as Wright designed it a century ago. “It’s the only Wright house in the neighborhood,” said listing agent Nate Cole of Modern California House. “He was going off in his own way at this time, trying to differentiate his work from his father’s. The house has a distilled quality. It’s a very modern, livable house even 100 years later.” The sellers, who declined to comment, put the home up for sale in June with Cole and Dalton Gomez of AKGRE/Christie’s International Real Estate. They found a buyer last month and sold the landmark on Aug. 30 for $2.9 million. Wright, whose career included working for the Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm and with the iconic modernist architect Irving Gill, devised a knit-block construction system for the Bollman Residence, stringing together hollow cast concrete blocks on horizontal and vertical steel rods like beads on a necklace. Wright designed the house for Henry Bollman, a contractor/builder who had worked with him on several projects. The sellers bought it from interior designer Mimi London. Because of the house’s historic designation, the new owners will continue to receive significant property tax reductions, Cole said. Stats The two-story, 2,518-square-foot residence, sited on a flat 8,100-square-foot lot, has four bedrooms and two vintage-inspired baths. Amenities The property has three parking spaces, and the house has a gas fireplace, a formal dining room, and a contemporary period-style kitchen with an island and a breakfast bar. Neighborhood Notes The Henry O. Bollman Residence is in the Sunset Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, whose 348 parcels feature houses that were built in the first half of the 20th century in a variety of traditional styles ranging from Craftsman and Tudor to American Colonial Revival. “The neighborhood, which is entirely residential, is central and convenient and walkable,” Cole said. “It’s a couple of blocks from the Chateau Marmont hotel and Sunset Strip. It’s a quiet and calm oasis, and the Wright house is on one of its prime streets.” Agents: Nate Cole of Modern California House and Dalton Gomez of AKGRE/Christie’s International Real Estate https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/inside-a-landmark-l-a-house-by-frank-lloyd-wrights-son-4598c30c

Estate in San Francisco’s Esteemed Russian Hill to Auction via Concierge Auctions

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 8, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ -- Perched atop Hyde Street in esteemed Russian Hill, panoramic views of the sparkling Bay and Alcatraz stretch beyond the borders of this grand corner estate. Currently listed for $9.98 million, 2323 Hyde Street is scheduled to auction next month with No Reserve via Concierge Auctions. In cooperation with Timothy Di Prizito of Christie's International Realty and Joyce Rey and Claudia Goytia of Coldwell Banker Realty, bidding will open 29 September and culminate on 10 October. This rare piece of real estate will be available via Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world. The awe-inspiring mansion at 2323 Hyde Street was designed by renowned architect Willis Polk and built at the turn of the century with unprecedented size and scale. Multiple living rooms and entertaining spaces offer delectable water views. Alfresco entertaining is just as appealing from the unparalleled rooftop terrace. Marvel over the Golden Gate, the Bay, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, East Bay, and the endless downtown skyline of vibrant San Francisco. Below, the lush landscaped garden is a verdant oasis in the heart of the city. With six bedrooms and over 8,800 square feet, this magnificent estate is absolutely stunning even to the most discerning homeowner. As one of San Francisco’s oldest neighborhoods, there’s no shortage of charm in Russian Hill. From the winding postcard-perfect Lombard “Crooked” Street to some of the city’s oldest architecture, there’s a photo op at every turn. Delightful restaurants, vintage boutiques, and secret terraced gardens await throughout this iconic neighborhood. Views of Alcatraz, the Transamerica Pyramid, and the Golden Gate Bridge make for a breathtaking panorama. Picnic in Francisco Park, the largest San Francisco park. FIDI, Levi’s Plaza, and the whole of San Francisco beyond are at your fingertips. 2323 Hyde Street is available by appointment, in person or virtually. As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in the funding towards a new home built for a family in need. Agents will be compensated according to the terms and conditions of the Listing Agreement. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, including property details, diligence documents, and more, visit ConciergeAuctions.com or call + About Concierge Auctions Concierge Auctions is the world’s largest luxury real estate auction marketplace, with a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview, and bidding platform. The firm matches sellers of one-of-a-kind homes with some of the most capable property connoisseurs on the planet. Sellers gain unmatched reach, speed, and certainty. Buyers receive curated opportunities. Agents earn their commission in 30 days. Acquired by Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for fine art and luxury goods, and Anywhere Real Estate, Inc (NYSE: HOUS), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, Concierge Auctions continues to operate independently, partnering with real estate agents affiliated with many of the industry's leading brokerages to host luxury auctions for clients. For Sotheby's International Realty listings and companies, Concierge Auctions provides Sotheby’s brand exclusivity as Sotheby's Concierge Auctions. Since inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever sold at auction and conducted auctions in 46 U.S. states and 36 countries. The firm owns one of the most comprehensive and intelligent databases of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry, and it has committed to build more than 300 homes through its Key For Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which funds new homes for families in need from every property the company sells. For more information, visit ConciergeAuctions.com. https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/654603900/estate-in-san-francisco-s-esteemed-russian-hill-to-auction-via-concierge-auctions

‘NYPD Blue’ Creator Steven Bochco’s Longtime Home Sells for Nearly $25 Million

A private estate in Los Angeles’s posh Pacific Palisades that was the longtime home of the late TV writer and producer Steven Bochco has sold for a hair under $24.95 million. Bochco, a 10-time Emmy Award winner behind TV shows such as “Hill Street Blues,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “NYPD Blue,” died in 2018 at the age of 74. His estate sold the property. The seven-bedroom home, which sold in August, was designed by the prolific Paul Williams, who, in 1923, became the first African-American member of the American Institute of Architects and was known for designing mansions for the Hollywood greats like Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant and Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s and ’40s. Recently renovated, the gated property comprises a more than 10,800-square-foot main house fitted with a formal living room, a family room with a projector screen, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a library, a gym, a wine cellar and a private guest wing. Meanwhile, the primary suite has vaulted ceilings with dual bathrooms, walk-in closets and a fireplace, said the listing, which was held by Aaron Kirman, Dalton Gomez and Morgan Trent of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate. “The buyers were overjoyed by the incredible opportunity to own a significant piece of architectural history in such a coveted location,” Kirman said. Elsewhere on the 1.4-acre trophy estate is a standalone guest house, a pool with a spa, a cabana and a tennis court. Bochco reportedly bought the home in 1997, and as well as working on some of his hit TV shows while living there, he hosted charity events on its grounds, with guests including U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Mansion Global previously reported. The home hit the market last August with a $35 million price tag that was gradually trimmed down to a hair below $27.5 million, listing records show. The buyer is a trust, property records show. https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/nypd-blue-creator-steven-bochcos-longtime-home-sells-for-nearly-25-million-b346a8a2

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