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Is This $70 Million Montecito Estate the Ultimate Trophy Property?

When hotel magnate Patrick Nesbitt, founder of Windsor Capital Group, first built this majestic property in Montecito, California, he sought out to build a one-of-a-kind trophy compound that married his passions: polo and 18th-century European architecture. Called Bella Vista Estate and now listed for $70 million, the Montecito Ranch Lane estate it is one of the largest and grandest homes in the tony Santa Barbara County community, which says a lot considering the area’s impressive architecture and high-profile neighbors who include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Bella Vista Estate, inspired by Neoclassical architecture and 18th-century villas in France and Italy, has eye-watering views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, whether you’re lounging in the lavishly appointed living room or swinging a golf club on the private driving range. Like the family’s own private boutique hotel, the home spans 27,000 square feet with 12 bedrooms and a mind-boggling 25 bathrooms. “The owner is a true visionary, and he actually sketched designs of interiors himself because he knew exactly the type of home he wanted,” says Aaron Kirman of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate, who is co-listing the property with Timothy Di Prizito. “There was no expense spared. He installed the finest materials, finishes, stone, woodworking, and moldings. Many of the fixtures and lighting are from the 18th and 19th centuries, some he bought himself throughout Europe.” The home sits behind private gates and has a large motor court with immaculate landscaping and a central fountain. Inside, the rooms could easily be found in a European château. For those who like a lot of gilt-trimmed furniture, the home is being sold turnkey, complete with the furnishings, the dazzling chandeliers, and even some of the artwork. You’re greeted with opulence in an imposing formal marble entry, which has soaring 34-foot-high ceilings framing the explosive views. Other rooms include the kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, a family room, a mahogany-paneled office, and a 5,000-bottle wine cellar with a tasting room. The bedrooms can all be found within separate wings of the home, so owners, family, and guests can retreat to their private quarters. You might never have to leave this dazzling property, considering there’s a 20-seat movie theater, a gym and spa, a beauty salon, a sports bar, a private nightclub with a disco ball, and a ballroom that will accommodate up to 200 guests. Outside, there’s an ocean-view Olympic-length infinity pool and a huge poolside loggia overlooking the polo field. There’s also a 330-yard driving range and a putting green with swing analytics equipment. Even with all those perks, perhaps what makes this home stand out above so many others is the 10-acre, regulation-size polo field. There’s also a polo clubhouse and extensive stabling. “It really has everything under the sun, but the polo field is pretty amazing,” Kirman says. “They loved polo and horses, and as time went on, they opened the private field up to visitors and have hosted some of the polo world’s most elite players. The home has become a showcase for entertaining, charity events, and light polo playing.” But that’s not all, folks. There’s an Hermès-themed helipad; a 5,000-square-foot hangar with two studio lofts and staff kitchens; a pool house; two guest houses; a tennis court; a 32-car auto gallery; vegetable gardens; and not one but two Monarch Butterfly sanctuaries. While the home might seem to have it all, there’s still room to build additional amenities and guest homes to create a multi-generational compound. “You literally only see homes like this in the movies,” Di Pritzio tells Robb Report. https://robbreport.com/shelter/homes-for-sale/bella-vista-estate-montecito-polo-field1235538733-1235538733/

A jaw-dropping 20-acre estate with stables, polo field, infinity pool, cinema, 5,000-bottle wine cellar and more…

Hold onto your hats – this place might blow you away. We think it has pretty much everything you could possibly imagine and would be a delight to call home. This estate is in California in the United States. It is steps away from the Pacific coastline and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, four miles from the coveted Montecito, and 87 miles from Los Angeles. The Bella Vista Estate is on the market with AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate for $70m (approximately £55.3m). Let’s take a look around… The Bella Vista Estate is a world-renowned private equestrian property, set in over 20 acres. The property includes a regulation size polo field (approximately 10 acres) with an adjacent polo clubhouse and lounge, plus stables. There is also a pool house, helicopter hangar with two studio lofts and two staff kitchens, and a 32-car auto gallery. The grounds contain landscaped gardens with streams, ponds, outside bath and waterfall, tennis court, a 330-yard driving range, a putting green and sand trap with swing analytics equipment. There is approximately 27,000 square feet of living space in the main residence, with 12 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, and a 34-foot-high formal marble entrance hall. There are living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, office/library, and a 5,000-bottle wine cellar with an adjacent tasting room. Entertainment options include a 20-seat cinema, a gym, spa, beauty salon, sports bar, and disco/ballroom, which accommodates up to 200 guests, as well as an Olympic length infinity swimming pool. There is a separate guest wing and two additional guest houses ensuring ample accommodations for generational holidays. https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/bella-vista-estate-california-usa-852204

Equestrian Dream Home in California Relists for $70 Million

A sprawling oceanfront estate in California that’s loaded with lavish amenities, including a private polo field and a huge wine cellar, is headed back to the market late on Monday for $70 million, Mansion Global has learned. Known as the Bella Vista Estate, the property sits on more than 20 acres in Summerland, a town nestled between the small seaside city of Carpinteria and the celebrity-favored enclave of Montecito. The estate has tried the market before, having been listed with price tags as low as $55 million and as high as the current $70 million ask over the past few years, listing records show. It even went under the hammer, but a sale never materialized. It’s being sold by hotelier Patrick Nesbitt, and his wife, Ursula, and at its heart is a lavish Mediterranean-style mansion, which comes with a host of high-end amenities. These include a 5,000-bottle wine cellar with an adjoining tasting room; a disco/ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 people; a 20-seat movie theater; a sports bar; a beauty salon; a gym; and a spa.

Concierge Auctions Announces Pending Sale of Russian Hill Estate in San Francisco

2323 Hyde Street, set within San Francisco’s exclusive Russian Hill, is pending sale after a successful auction and just 36 days of global exposure. NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, October 11, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce 2323 Hyde Street, a grand corner estate with bay views, is pending sale in cooperation with listing agents Timothy Di Prizito of Christie's International Realty Real Estate | AKG and Joyce Rey and Claudia Goytia of Coldwell Banker Realty. Originally listed for $9.98 million, 2323 Hyde Street sold via auction on 10 October. The global exposure generated by Concierge Auctions in the 36 days prior to the sale resulted in over 12,204 website/page views, 933+ prospects, and 6 bidders. “We are pleased to have partnered with Concierge Auctions on the sale of this incredible property. When it comes to global exposure, they are the best at reaching far and wide and garnering worldwide attention, which ultimately led to an active auction with competitive bidding between 6 bidders,” said Di Prizito. “We would definitely work with Concierge again." The grand corner mansion at 2323 Hyde Street was designed by renowned architect Willis Polk and is perched atop Hyde Street in esteemed Russian Hill with a lush landscaped garden and panoramic views of the sparkling Bay making it an oasis in the heart of the city. As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key®giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need. Agents will be compensated according to the information listed on the property page. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, including property details, exclusive virtual tour, diligence documents, and more, visit casothebys.com or call +1.212.202.2940. 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. Emily Roberts Concierge Auctions +1 212-202-2940 https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/661228665/concierge-auctions-announces-pending-sale-of-russian-hill-estate-in-san-francisco

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 +1.212.202.2940. 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

Movers: Kofi Nartey brings sports and entertainment focus to Real Brokerage

Sports and entertainment real estate agent Kofi Nartey changed the affiliation of his Globl RED team to The Real Brokerage earlier this month. The Los Angeles-headquartered Globl RED had worked with Side since 2020. Nartey said his team made the switch because he liked Real’s co-sponsored revenue sharing program which rewards agents with revenue for agents they directly attract to the brokerage. Headquartered in the Los Angeles area, Globl RED focuses on beach cities from Palos Verdes to Malibu and to downtown. Nartey also plans to build teams in Las Vegas, Arizona, Hawaii and other U.S. markets. His plans call for further developing his sports and entertainment practices at Real. Previously, he started sports and entertainment departments at Compass and The Agency. In 2017, he wrote a book on his specialty titled “Sellebrity.” For the past seven years, he has worked with the NFL to talk to players about real estate opportunities. His focus grew out of his experience. Nartey played college football for Cal Berkeley and in 1998, he played with the Raiders National Football League team before he was sidelined with an injury. Working with sports figures is a lot more detailed than it looks, he said. “It depends on where they are in their career — their rookie season, or their first or second year, that contract may be different from a veteran contract, or an extension on a deal. You may have a contract that might keep you in one place for three to five years,” he said. “More often, we’re dealing with more than the player. We’re dealing with a wealth advisor, a business manager and a sports agent who are part of the equation.” ➤After a three-year run as regional vice president for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Los Angeles, Tamara Robinson signed on as senior director at Redfin earlier this month. She’ll oversee Redfin’s brokerage operations in Southern California, which include Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Palm Springs, Orange County and San Diego, said Jason Aleem, Redfin’s senior vice president of real estate operations. ➤Alek Savitzky Carrera was named executive vice president of global markets for top agent Sally Forster Jones. Her self-named Sally Forster Jones Group is affiliated with Compass. An announcement describes Carrera as a partner for Sally Forster Jones Group clients seeking to buy, sell or invest in properties around the world. ➤Taaseen Qureshi joined the on-site sales team at Century Plaza Tower Residences Aug. 15. She will work in collaboration with Bond Street Partners at The Agency, The Agency Development Group and Next Century Realty to sell luxury condos which range from $1.9 million to $11 million at the Century City complex. Qureshi was the agent who sold the highest-priced luxury condo in 2022, which was $21.5 million at Pendry Residences West Hollywood. ➤AKG at Christie’s International Real Estate announced two veteran agents have affiliated with its Beverly Hills office. One is Vlad Stojanovic, who brought in about $65 million in sales volume in a Real Trend’s ranking of 2022 business. Stojanovic will focus on enclaves such as Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood. Timothy Di Prizito and his DPG Group will focus on neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills. Di Prizito worked seven years with the Joyce Rey Team at Coldwell Banker Realty, where he served as Rey’s general manager. ➤Sandra Vidal, a cast member of Spanish-language reality show “Rica, Famosa, Latina,” recently affiliated with Coldwell Banker Exclusive, headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, She formerly worked with Compass. In 2021, Vidal represented the seller in the sale of an 18-acre property that was once partially owned by former First Lady Betty Ford. The sale ran for about $30 million. ➤Douglas Elliman has recruited new agents including Chris Carson, who will work from the brokerage’s Brentwood office. He will focus on the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. Suzy Palumbo also will work from Elliman’s Brentwood office. She’ll focus on neighborhoods in Santa Monica, Venice and Marina Del Rey. Also, Jackie Guthrie affiliated with the Eklund Gomes Team and will work from Elliman’s Newport Beach office. ➤Hanna Ginsberg and Nathan Wahnich have affiliated with Carolwood Estates. Ginsberg will work with agent Nichole Shanfeld, while Wahnich will join the Davis Saadian Group. Both Ginsberg and Wahnich will focus on Los Angeles’ Westside. ➤Shira Dunn recently affiliated with Compass. Dunn will work in the Compass’ Sherman Oaks office with a focus that includes the San Fernando Valley. ➤Kevin Lenik has affiliated with Roxy Ayala’s team at Amalfi Estates. He will focus on Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino and Pacific Palisades. Adria Hendler joined Chad Singer’s team at Amalfi Estates and will focus on Studio City, Westlake Village and Calabasas. Bobby Neely also recently affiliated with Amalfi Estates. He will focus on Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Studio City, West Los Angeles and Calabasas. https://therealdeal.com/la/2023/08/29/movers-kofi-nartey-brings-sports-focus-to-real-brokerage/

Christie’s International Real Estate Welcomes Industry Titan Timothy Di Prizito

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Christie's International Real Estate, is proud to announce that Timothy Di Prizito, one of the nation's top producers who amassed over $450 million in career sales and his team at the DPG Group will be leaving Coldwell Banker and joining the brokerage in the Beverly Hills office. With a remarkable career spanning nearly two decades in both Luxury Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Di Prizito's track record of negotiating challenging real estate transactions, coupled with his sound investment strategy advice, first-class transactional services, and a 5-star referral network has made him a recognized force in the industry. His acute understanding of the social and cultural dynamics of the greater Los Angeles, Montecito, and San Francisco areas, along with his extensive network of essential relationships allows him to stay attuned to the pulse of the real estate market nationwide. Departing The Joyce Rey Team after 7 years as former general manager and a top team contributor, Di Prizito's impressive and diverse portfolio of transactions boasts some truly remarkable sales, including Bel Air golf course estate at 531 Barnaby Ln for $28.1 million, the former home of Rob Lowe at 771 Garden Lane, Montecito, which commanded an impressive $19.1 million, 2600 Wild Oak Drive, the largest single parcel estate in Los Feliz, which sold for $17.5 million. Not to mention his current trophy listings 2300 Garden St, formerly the famous Santa Barbara Mission seminary campus, priced around $50 million, Montecito's preeminent historic estate, "Far Afield" at 670 Hot Springs Rd, currently listed at $59.9 million, and a coming soon Trousdale, Beverly Hills estate listed at $35 million. "We are extremely excited to welcome Timothy Di Prizito and his DPG Group to our AKG family," said Aaron Kirman, Founder, and CEO of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate. "His broad experience, unparalleled success, and dynamic approach to real estate make him an invaluable addition to our brokerage." Di Prizito is now setting his sights on transforming his DPG Group into a billionaire broker team by harnessing the influential support of the Christie's International Real Estate network. This bold vision will be achieved through aggressively expanding his agent coaching systems, and enhancing services for billionaire real estate portfolio sales and acquisitions on a worldwide scale. This endeavor promises to reshape the landscape of the real estate industry and further solidify Christie's International Real Estate and DPG Group's position among the elite players in the industry. "I am extremely excited about the limitless opportunities to lead a mega team, while mentoring young agents toward great success. Christie's International Real Estate is an elite brand, and has exactly the international luxury reputation my clientele deserve," said Di Prizito. "Together with AKG's enthusiastic and resolute endorsement to help DPG become the next billion-dollar team, our plan is simple: to be the new, cutting-edge, one-stop force in luxury real estate worldwide." Hailing from Southern California for the past three decades, Di Prizito originally grew up on the south shores of New Jersey before graduating from Clemson University in South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science Degree. During his first ten years in the industry, Di Prizito not only earned the trust of his clientele as a seasoned consultant but also emerged as a dedicated mentor, motivator, trainer, and coach for aspiring realtors entering the field. Inspired by personal real estate experiences and fueled by a passion for architecture, Di Prizito's achievements have earned him recognition from The Beverly Hills Courier as one of Beverly Hills' Top 10 Real Estate Brokers, and he has been named in Coldwell Banker's "Top 1% Agent" category. His expertise has also been featured on top television programs such as EXTRA's Mansions and Millionaires, and Bravo's Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. His expert commentary has also been highlighted in esteemed publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Real Deal, Modern Luxury, The Los Angeles Times, and Haute Magazine. Not only is Timothy Di Prizito a husband, father, AYSO coach, and passionate philanthropist in his everyday life, he also actively engages in numerous educational, charitable, and recreational community organizations. To learn more about Timothy Di Prizito or The DPG Group, please visit DPGEstates.com. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/christies-international-real-estate-welcomes-industry-titan-timothy-di-prizito-301890969.html

Timothy Di Prizito joins AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate

The former GM of Joyce Rey's team at Coldwell Banker said he is ready to spread his wings and likes what he sees when it comes to Aaron Kirman's success, Di Prizito exclusively told Inman. The Joyce Rey Team’s former general manager is switching things up by joining Aaron Kirman at AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate, the brokerage exclusively told Inman. Over the course of his nearly 20-year real estate career, Timothy Di Prizito has sold over $450 million in career sales. In 2017 he was named a partner of the Joyce Rey Team at Coldwell Banker. Now, he and his team the DPG Group which includes five other licensed agents and an executive assistant, are trying something new by joining Christie’s International Real Estate’s Beverly Hills office. “We are extremely excited to welcome Timothy Di Prizito and his DPG Group to our AKG family,” Aaron Kirman, founder and CEO of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate, said in a statement. “His broad experience, unparalleled success, and dynamic approach to real estate make him an invaluable addition to our brokerage.” Di Prizito’s deep knowledge of the L.A., Montecito and San Francisco markets, as well as his extensive network have helped him and his team stay on the pulse of the greater luxury market nationwide, according to a statement from Christie’s International Real Estate. Some of Di Prizito’s most notable career sales include the Bel Air golf course estate at 531 Barnaby Lane for $28.1 million and Rob Lowe’s former home at 771 Garden Lane, Montecito, for $19.1 million. Di Prizito’s current trophy listings include the former Santa Barbara Mission seminary campus at 2300 Garden St. listed at $50 million and Montecito’s historic Far Afield estate at 670 Hot Springs Road, asking $59.9 million, among others.

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