Talent agent Greg Cavic is used to inking deals for celebrity clients, but now he’s eyeing a contract for his Beverly Hills Post Office home. The Midcentury home he has owned for nine years is on the market for $9.35 million. Cavic — who left Creative Artists Agency for United Talent Agency in 2015 as part of a mass exodus that CAA called a “lawless, midnight raid” — shelled out $3.49 million for the property in 2012, records show. Over the last few years, he oversaw a major restoration that brought the Midcentury gem back to its former glory. Perched in the gated enclave of Hidden Valley Estates, the handsome home was built in 1961 by Robert Skinner and later starred in Julius Schulman’s book “Modernism Rediscovered.” Architect John Bertram worked with designer Sarah Shetter on the renovation, bringing in Douglas fir furniture, terrazzo floors, new fixtures and vibrant redwood accents both inside and out.
Multimillion-dollar homes in Beverly Hills aren’t rare, but this $65 million Beverly Hills estate at 1108 Wallace Ridge (called Elementi) in the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood, is officially accepting the Bitcoin equivalent to take it off the market. “Crypto is something the sellers are very interested in, and it’s a growing movement that I believe will be incorporated into the residential sphere,” says listing agent Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass, who is co-listing the property with developer Michael Chen and Adam Rosenfeld at Compass. Purchasing real estate with cryptocurrency is on the rise, and America’s largest-known cryptocurrency deal happened in Miami in June with the sale of the city’s most expensive penthouse, valued at $22.5 million. While purchasing real estate with cryptocurrency dates as far back as 2014, it hasn’t quite infiltrated the mainstream. “We are seeing a trend, certainly with sellers, that are now much more open to taking cryptocurrency and open to that type of transaction, which we have not seen at any level before,” Kirman says. While Kirman reiterates they are not here to change the system, he does find it interesting that more and more sellers are willing to take alternate forms of currency. “I believe that escrow should not take six months, escrow should take three days,” says Chen, the home’s developer and a cryptocurrency investor himself. “Historically, it’s still on such an old system. Now, you can transfer $10 million in two seconds versus going through a central bank.” The home was built by Chen, founder of Luxford Development Group, in the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood, a private gated enclave home to celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Elvis Presley, Ellen DeGeneres and Jane Fonda, as well as tech founders and executives. Chen, who has designed sets for Warner Brothers, as well as furniture in Milan and other luxury developments in Southern California, started building the home six years ago.
La valoración del bitcoin hoy en día superó los 62 mil dólares, un aumento de tres mil dólares son respecto a algunas semanas. Teniendo en cuenta esto, si estás en busca de una nueva casa y te interesa Beverly Hills solo vas a necesitar mil bitcoins para ser el nuevo dueño de Wallace Ridge, es eso o puedes pagar con 65 millones de monedas normales. La propiedad ultramoderna forma parte de una tendencia reciente en las que los propietarios de bienes raíces están dispuestos a aceptar dólares o criptomoneda para la compra de una casa. Esta mansión en particular ubicada al sur de California es exagerada, pero de muy buen gusto, con una arquitectura envidiable y una elegante carpintería italiana. Solo la entrada cuenta con una losa flotante de mármol, una pared de agua de 20 pies y si no te convence al interior la suite principal en voladizo que se siente como flotar sobre la piscina lo hará. El tema de mármol y piedra se ubica en las siete habitaciones de Wallace Ridge, una enorme isla personalizada decora el bar y la iluminación LED ilumina y pone el ambiente. En el baño de la suite principal una bañera Pibamarmi hecha con mármol Nero Marquina y la ducha revestida en el mismo material te espera, eso sin olvida la chimenea en la gran sala y la cava con espacio para dos mil botellas. La terraza del dormitorio principal ofrece las mejores vistas de Los Ángeles, especialmente desde la bañera de hidromasaje; el vestidor es sumamente amplio y su tragaluz llena la habitación de luz natural, eso sin mencionar que muebles italianos decoran la mayor parte de la propiedad. Como si necesitarás más motivos para querer ser el nuevo propietario, la residencia tiene un patio acristalado de estilo zen donde un olivo de 150 años traído de la Toscana crece como una escultura y un spa como espacio para masajes, sauna y una sala de vapor. Por otro lado, su sala de proyección tiene capacidad para 24 personas y la sala de entretenimiento tiene 4 pantallas en donde podrás ver tus partidos al mismo tiempo o todos juntos en una sola imagen. La cotización está en manos de la agencia de bienes raíces Aaron Kirman en Compass de Michael Chen y Aaron Kirman.
Today’s bitcoin valuation in US dollars topped $62,000, up $3,000 from just a few weeks ago. If you’ve been deep into the crypto craze and amassing bitcoin, all you need is about 1,000 of them to buy this stunning Beverly Hills estate. Or you could just use regular old coin—$65 million worth. The property is part of a recent uptick seen in real estate owners willing to take either dollars or cryptocurrency for the purchase of a home. This particular slice of Southern California heaven is over-the-top—but still tasteful—in nearly every thoughtful detail, from the architecture to the sleek Italian millwork and cabinetry. The entrance features a floating slab of marble, which is a hint to some of the other highlights built into the home, such as a 20-foot stone wall of water and a cantilevered primary suite that feels like it’s floating over the pool. The marble-and-stone theme continues throughout the seven-bedroom mansion. A massive custom island for the bar is book-matched to look like a single block of stone. The island and the beautiful rack behind it both have integrated LED lighting to put the spot on singular bottles and set the mood. In the primary suite’s bathrooms, a Pibamarmi tub is made with Nero Marquina marble and the shower is lined with book-matched Calacatta marble. You’ll find more of it gracing the fireplace in the great room, as well as the floor of the stunning wine cellar, which holds 2,000 bottles. The main kitchen—yep, there’s more than one—features a 14-foot leathered-stone island imported from Italy and floor-to-ceiling cabinets from Dada. All appliances are by Gaggenau. The table—included—has a custom top from Poliform and a hanging cube light fixture by Baxter. The space also connects to a casual hangout room with a fireplace and modular sofa by B&B Italia. Sliding glass pocket doors retract and open on to the terrace. The second butler’s kitchen can be accessed by staff through the garage and is made for major entertaining with its dual Viking stoves that have a total of 16 burners. Concrete finishes give it a more commercial feel, but the fittings are still all ultra-luxe, with cabinets again by Dada and Gaggenau appliances.
A Beverly Hills megamansion with a 15-foot-tall waterfall wall and a monochromatic wine cellar is coming on the market for $65 million. Other features of the pricey mansion: a bridge at the entryway hovers over a man-made stream that runs underneath the entire house and bronze-colored louvers that reflect light. The property also includes a movie theater, a dining room positioned on a skybridge that overlooks a courtyard, an office and a large pool. The property was developed by Luxford Investment Group, a real-estate development company headed by investor Michael Chen. Mr. Chen’s group purchased the site of the property in 2014 for $15 million, records show. He said he spent about six years designing and building the property, which is about 18,200 square feet and has seven bedrooms. He said most of the finishes were flown in from Italy, and an 150-year-old olive tree was flown in from Tuscany as a centerpiece for an interior courtyard.
Barry’s CEO Joey Gonzalez and his husband, Jon Rollo, CEO and chef of Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails, have put their historic 1920s chateau back on the market for $11.99 million. Located in the tony Hancock Park section of Los Angeles, the six-bedroom, six-bathroom home, which they bought in 2016 for $6.95 million, according to property records, has been restored with a mix of original period details and modern updates. “Real estate has always been both our passions. In addition to growing our respective companies,” Mr. Gonzalez, who heads the fitness company formerly known as Barry's Bootcamp, said in a statement. “We’ve found joy in discovering architectural homes that we could restore and reimagine into modernity.” The ground level includes a grand foyer with a wraparound staircase; a wood-paneled library with built-in cabinets and detailing; a spacious, modern chef’s kitchen; and a garden bar with glass doors that open out into the backyard dining and entertaining areas, according to listing photos. The property stands on 32,000 square feet, and the outdoor space has been renovated to include multiple dining and entertaining areas, an outdoor fireplace, a large pool, and well-manicured citrus, vegetable and cutting gardens.
A Beverly Hills megamansion with a 15-foot-tall waterfall wall and a monochromatic wine cellar is coming on the market for $65 million. Other features of the pricey mansion: a bridge at the entryway hovers over a man-made stream that runs underneath the entire house and bronze-colored louvers that reflect light. The property also includes a movie theater, a dining room positioned on a skybridge that overlooks a courtyard, an office and a large pool. The property was developed by Luxford Investment Group, a real-estate development company headed by investor Michael Chen. Mr. Chen’s group purchased the site of the property in 2014 for $15 million, records show. He said he spent about six years designing and building the property, which is about 18,200 square feet and has seven bedrooms. He said most of the finishes were flown in from Italy, and an 150-year-old olive tree was flown in from Tuscany as a centerpiece for an interior courtyard. Mr. Chen said he was partially inspired by a trip he took to Big Sur, which led him to want to incorporate nature into the home’s design.
A modern Los Angeles residence with local political cachet was listed Monday for just under $2.6 million. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa is selling his four-bedroom, four-bathroom Hollywood Hills house, according to Aaron Kirman of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass, who has the listing. The home boasts far-reaching views of the city, including a glimpse of the Hollywood sign. “If you want a house with a view, this is it,” said Mr. Kirman. “There are very few houses where you can see this far.” That’s what attracted Mr. Villaraigosa, 68. "The moment I first walked up the stairs in this home and took in the views, I fell in love with it,” he said in an email. “Everything is in sight across the city, from my youth in East L.A. to my days in Mount Washington, Venice and Century City, and iconic landmarks like Griffith Park Observatory, City Hall, Union Station Gateway, [plus the] LAX flight paths and the Pacific Ocean.” Mr. Villaraigosa served as the mayor of Los Angeles. from 2005 to 2013, and was also the speaker of the California State Assembly and its Democratic majority leader. He ran for governor of California in 2018, coming in third in the state’s primary. The politician bought the home in 2015 for $2.5 million, according to public records. He purchased it from film and music video designer Vance Lorenzini, who had given the property a complete makeover.
L.A.’s 41st mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, is electing to sell in Hollywood Hills, offering up his scenic home for $2.595 million. The L.A. native served as mayor from 2005 to 2013 and bought the property two years later for $2.5 million, records show. During his stay, he preserved and updated the hillside house, which was originally redesigned by Vance Lorenzini — the production designer behind music videos for Madonna, Aerosmith, Kanye West and others. “This home is a true love story for me,” Villaraigosa said. “The moment I first walked up the stairs in this home and took in the views, I fell in love with it.”
Justin Bieber ended up half-a-million short in Beverly Hills, where he just sold his 1930s Colonial-style home for $7.955 million, The Times has confirmed. The pop star paid $8.5 million for the property just two years ago. The Grammy-winner probably isn’t sweating the loss. Last summer, he shelled out $25.8 million for a much larger estate on 2.5 acres in Beverly Park, The Times previously reported. This place is a bit smaller, centering on a 6,132-square-foot home entered by a courtyard dotted with olive trees. Recently reimagined by Hollywood production designer Charles Infante, the two-story house features a whitewashed weeping brick exterior and formal living spaces marked by white oak accents and steel-framed windows and doors.