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180-Acre Malibu Wine Estate Hits the Market for $38 Million

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June 15, 2021

180-Acre Malibu Wine Estate Hits the Market for $38 Million

The 180-acre Malibu wine estate of real estate developer George Rosenthal has hit the market for $38 million. Set 1,400 feet above the coastal fog and four miles from the beach with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains, the rare and secluded paradise is co-listed with Jade Mills and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills, along with Sandro Dazzan of The Agency. “We have enjoyed for decades the property as an oasis of tranquility to share with friends and associates,” Mr. Rosenthal told Mansion Global. “As I am steps away from my 90th birthday, it is time to provide another owner the opportunity to experience the property.” Set behind majestic wooden gates, The Rosenthal Estate comprises a 12,000-square-foot hacienda-style main residence, three guest houses and roughly 10,000 vines of cabernet, shiraz, chardonnay and merlot grapes — which are used for Mr. Rosenthal’s eponymous wine label. There is also an option to plant an additional 10,000 more vines. A long, winding stone driveway guides visitors through sweeping hillsides and oak trees until a stone motor court, serene central fountain and gentle swaying palms are reached. The main residence immediately recalls the great haciendas of Mexico. Its other-worldly qualities continue. Designed by architect Louis Angelikis for the Rosenthal family, the estate was built as a meticulous homage to the Mexican hacienda tradition, yet contemporized for modern living. The main residence makes its presence immediately known with a beautiful sun-touched loggia and a pair of ornate hand-carved wood entry doors depicting St. George the Dragonslayer. Inside, the living room reveals stunning handwork by Mexico’s finest craftsman: exposed beam ceilings inset with an intricate herringbone pattern, imported salmon stone fireplace, hand-scraped bleached oak floors and hand-painted frescos. Natural Southern California light cascades through custom-made skylights, oversized arched windows and quatrefoil windows. The bedroom suites are kept separate from the main living quarters, with the primary suite serving as a pure private retreat with a stone fireplace, spacious walk-in closet and dual baths. There is also an equestrian style tasting room, a gym, two pools, staff quarters, plus the three guest houses — making the Rosenthal Estate an extraordinary private lifestyle compound. The expansive grounds are populated with approximately 600 avocado trees, mature oak forests and curated art installations — creating an enchanting setting that often inspires comparisons to far-flung locations outside of the country, say the listing agents. A prized location just five minutes from Malibu’s beautiful beaches and twenty miles from Santa Monica only enhances the estate’s allure.   The post 180-Acre Malibu Wine Estate Hits the Market for $38 Million appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

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June 15, 2021

Stately Fairfield Colonial on 2.32 Acres

Stunning year-round water views are just the start of the coveted living experience awaiting in this majestic colonial in Fairfield, Connecticut. Taking its place on 2.32 stately acres in an enviable Sasco Hill location overlooking Long Island Sound, the estate blends the best of classic detailing with modern enhancements. An ambitious and thoughtful 2009 reenvisioning of this landmark property brought Cameron Clark’s signature millwork, trim, recessed bookcases, bridal staircases, stunning fireplace mantels, solid wood doors and window surrounds into fusion with all of today’s desired amenities. 6 Six fireplaces, a 3-car garage, plus plentiful porches and stone terraces further enhance the property. The interiors have been arranged for modern-day families who love to entertain.  A gorgeous kitchen boasts two center islands and a sunny breakfast area, which opens to the family room and patio for alfresco dining. Views can be enjoyed from the formal dining room and living room, with access to the terrace. The library has a delightful hidden bar, dating back to days just following Prohibition. Upstairs, there are six bedrooms and five exceptional baths, including a one-of-a-kind primary suite that beckons with breathtaking water views, a balcony to watch the sunrise, sitting room and widow’s walk. A lower-level family room with fireplace, gym and wine closet ensures yet another space for entertaining friends and family. However, it’s the seamless indoor/outdoor flow to multiple entertainment spaces, all with spectacular views, that truly elevates this estate from great to exceptional. A prized location places you within walking distance to Sasco Beach with the golf course in view, and the best of living that Fairfield and Southport have to offer. View the complete listing by Cindy Raney of Coldwell Banker Realty in Westport. The post Stately Fairfield Colonial on 2.32 Acres appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

10 Over $10 Million: June 2021 Edition

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June 15, 2021

10 Over $10 Million: June 2021 Edition

Epic views, resort-like compounds and palatial residences in the sky. These are the qualities that define the newest ultra luxury listings from the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program. 55 Casuarina Concourse Coral Gables, FL. $ 45,000,000 A bayfront original in exclusive Gables Estates, this magnificent gated three-story estate takes its position directly on Biscayne Bay on a 111,882 square-foot lot with approximately 340 feet of waterfront, a tennis court and jaw-dropping views of open bay and downtown Miami. You won’t want for room here, thanks to the home’s 10 bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen with top-of-line appliances, an office, a beauty salon and family entertainment room with pool table and a bowling alley.  Beyond, the outdoor gardens mesmerize with fountains, a large pool, protected dock and a private 2-story Bayfront guest house. Listed by Jill Eber of Coldwell Banker Realty in Miami Beach and Judy Zeder of Colwell Banker Realty in Coral Gables.  9364 Beverly Crest Drive Beverly Hills, CA. $ 33,950,000 Triumphant modernism meets an Art Deco jewel box in this gated masterpiece known as “Eclipse.” A culmination of over five years of design and construction, the residence stuns with over 10,270 square feet of space and jetliner views from city to ocean. Among the standouts: a showstopping great room with 14-foot ceilings and walls of automated glass that retract to the view, two kitchens (show kitchen and a rear catering kitchen) and a lower entertainment level with game room and bar, screening room and gym. Five bedroom suites are the epitome of luxury. A 92-foot long infinity edge pool curves before a vast lawn and gardens. Listed by Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills.  4428 Irish Heights Drive Summersville, WV. $ 19,500,000 It’s not often that this amount of acreage comes along in such a stunning natural location. Sited atop a hill overlooking 111 acres of forest and set not far from Greenbrier Resort, this truly-one-of-a-kind West Virginia estate brings almost 16,000 square feet of luxury and comfortable daily living under one roof.  The 2010-built residence includes a gracious main level room that opens to the spacious terrace and salt-water infinity pool, a main level primary suite with dual baths and a private outdoor hot tub, plus a gym, three powder rooms, two offices, a 3,000-bottle wine cellar and an elevator. Entertain inside or out, thanks to the outdoor kitchen with a sink, grill, warming drawer, ice maker, fridge and double gas burner — or inside in the gourmet chef’s kitchen complete with  Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. A completely private and separated guest suite offers its own kitchen for a long-term guest or au pair. Listed by Marin Hagen of Coldwell Banker Realty in Washington, D.C.  2 Commonwealth Unit 15 E/F Boston, MA, US $ 12,000,000 Two of the most desirable corner units have been combined to form over 3,600 square feet of sought-after space all on one level overlooking Boston. Mesmerizing views can be enjoyed from every window at The Carlton House, adjacent to the Public Garden and the newest luxury hotel in Boston, The Newbury. High ceilings and oversized windows provide an expansive feeling, only enhanced by the breathtaking views of The Charles River, Public Garden and Back Bay, all the way down the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Currently offered as a two-bedroom arrangement, the residence has the potential of being turned into a four-bedroom home. Enjoy a 24-hr concierge, hotel services and two valet parking spaces in the building. Listed by Lili Banani of Coldwell Banker Realty in Boston.  333 W Friar Tuck Lane Houston, TX. $ 15,350,000 You can feel the old South come alive in this magnificent colonial estate secluded on over four acres on one of Houston’s most desirable streets. A private lake, tennis courts and pool provide the tranquil setting for 17,192 square feet of gracious living space. Spread over three stories, the stately residence offers five bedrooms, four full baths, three half baths and a guest house with a large living area, bedroom, full kitchen and two bathrooms. Staff apartment has a full kitchen. Other thoughtful additions and enhancements include a 7-car garage, a generator, two large storage buildings, a well, a computer-operated security and cooling system and more. Listed by Norma Moore of Coldwell Banker Realty in Houston.  250 NE 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL. $ 26,500,000 This magnificent, private, gated compound in East Boca Raton inspires postcard dreams. Ideally positioned on 1.7 acres of land and featuring 225 feet of dockage in a no-wake zone, the estate is everything you want in a vacation home. Over 10,500 square feet of living space offers seven bedrooms, fortress-like construction, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a covered boat slip for a boat up to 30 feet, a porte-cochere, office, media room, clubroom, large open kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, an elevator, generator, wine room, expansive private master suite and so much more. Large covered loggias for entertaining, plus a summer kitchen, gazebo and large resort-style pool with sun shelf ensure you’ll be able to enjoy the sunny Florida weather year-round. Listed by Jonathan Postma of Coldwell Banker Realty in Boca Raton.  816 Hayne Rd Hillsborough, CA. $ 15,850,000 Built in the mid 1920s, “Treehaven” was designed by George Howard Jr., a member of the first American family to settle in the area named, Hillsborough. The current owners have beautifully restored and modernized this one-of-a-kind property. Treehaven brings timeless design and elegance together on over 1.5 acres, making it a memorable setting family gatherings, galas and refined daily living. Surrounded by professionally manicured gardens, walkways and lawns, you’ll feel as if you exist in your private world with 7,160 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two half baths, a formal living/dining room, lead glass-enclosed breakfast area, master suite with his/hers bathroom, a gourmet chef’s kitchen with Wolf stove and Sub-Zero refrigerator, family room with fireplace and an office with private bathroom. Other touches that give Treehaven a true compound atmosphere include a guest house, indoor and outdoor pool, lanai, tennis course and four-car garage. Listed by Nick Corcoleotes of Coldwell Banker Realty in Burlingame.  191 Yellow Fox Lane Aspen, CO. $11,750,000 Considered an Aspen hidden gem due to its end-of-the-road privacy, this timeless custom mountain retreat was built to take advantage of commanding views from Snowmass, Buttermilk and Highlands all the way to Aspen Mountain. A well-designed floorplan facilitates entertaining with a great room and multiple dining areas flowing into the open kitchen with an island. High ceilings and picture windows frame views of Aspen’s top ski areas. All four bedrooms have views. Bathed in all-day sunlight, the property overlooks more than 300 acres of White Star Ranch open space, with lush landscaped gardens and mature trees, a water feature and White Star Ranch HOA senior water rights to the Salvation Ditch — all contributing to the property’s sense of tranquility. Enjoy unparalleled access to skiing, endless recreation and cultural events, plus a short drive into Aspen core with no roundabout. Living a refined ranch lifestyle has never been easier. Listed by Carol Hood Peterson of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse.  7463 Fisher Island Dr #7463 Miami Beach, FL.  $37,000,000 Prepare to be blown away by this palace in the sky. Set on Miami Beach’s exclusive Fisher Island, the luxe six-bedroom oceanfront penthouse elevates the idea of a beach house with approximately 7,610 square feet of living space completed by a noted interior designer. The grand entrance with soaring ceilings and sweeping full views of the Atlantic Ocean sets the stage for a lifestyle filled with drama, sophistication and beauty. Every comfort imaginable has been artfully integrated into the split floorplan, from the stunning modern kitchen with stainless steel high-end appliances including Wolf, Thermador and Miele to the spa-like bathrooms, media room, two offices and home gym. All of the extra bells and whistles, like the Kaleidescape home theatre system and state-of-the-art Crestron system, give it an edge — but the real star of the show is the endless picture of blue just beyond your terrace. Listed by Tatyana Ionin of Coldwell Banker Realty in Miami Beach.  13961 Aubrey Road Beverly Hills, CA. $ 16,995,000 A prestigious Mulholland Estates address provides the enviable setting for this gated Tuscan-style compound designed by Dean Larkin, AIA. A rare double lot and cul-de-sac create undeniable privacy amid lush surroundings and spectacular panoramic views of city lights and the San Gabriel Mountains. The designer home offers 11,500 square feet of living space that balances grandeur and scale to perfection. The main level includes a formal living room, wood-paneled library/office, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen/family room combo with marble countertops and three Sub Zero refrigerators, plus a game room with soaring over 20-foot ceilings. An extensive list of amenities and floorplan features combine to make this residence a vision of the modern-day luxury lifestyle: six bedrooms, an elevator, gym with steam shower, two laundry rooms, a temperature-controlled wine room and a six-car garage.  The manicured park-like grounds offer a truly inspiring setting for entertaining with expansive lawns, infinity pool, and gorgeous outdoor dining area with a kitchen and access to the indoor bar, heated limestone floors in the covered patios, two outdoor fireplaces, a pool bath and outdoor shower — all to be enjoyed as you take in the views of the city below. Listed by Stephen Apelian and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills. The post 10 Over $10 Million: June 2021 Edition appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

180-Acre Malibu Wine Estate Hits the Market for $38 Million

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June 12, 2021

180-Acre Malibu Wine Estate Hits the Market for $38 Million

The 180-acre Malibu wine estate of real estate developer George Rosenthal has hit the market for $38 million. Set 1,400 feet above the coastal fog and four miles from the beach with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains, the rare and secluded paradise is co-listed with Jade Mills and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills, along with Sandro Dazzan of The Agency. “We have enjoyed for decades the property as an oasis of tranquility to share with friends and associates,” Mr. Rosenthal told Mansion Global. “As I am steps away from my 90th birthday, it is time to provide another owner the opportunity to experience the property.” Set behind majestic wooden gates, The Rosenthal Estate comprises a 12,000-square-foot hacienda-style main residence, three guest houses and roughly 10,000 vines of cabernet, shiraz, chardonnay and merlot grapes — which are used for Mr. Rosenthal’s eponymous wine label. There is also an option to plant an additional 10,000 more vines. A long, winding stone driveway guides visitors through sweeping hillsides and oak trees until a stone motor court, serene central fountain and gentle swaying palms are reached. The main residence immediately recalls the great haciendas of Mexico. Its other-worldly qualities continue. Designed by architect Louis Angelikis for the Rosenthal family, the estate was built as a meticulous homage to the Mexican hacienda tradition, yet contemporized for modern living. The main residence makes its presence immediately known with a beautiful sun-touched loggia and a pair of ornate hand-carved wood entry doors depicting St. George the Dragonslayer. Inside, the living room reveals stunning handwork by Mexico’s finest craftsman: exposed beam ceilings inset with an intricate herringbone pattern, imported salmon stone fireplace, hand-scraped bleached oak floors and hand-painted frescos. Natural Southern California light cascades through custom-made skylights, oversized arched windows and quatrefoil windows. The bedroom suites are kept separate from the main living quarters, with the primary suite serving as a pure private retreat with a stone fireplace, spacious walk-in closet and dual baths. There is also an equestrian style tasting room, a gym, two pools, staff quarters, plus the three guest houses — making the Rosenthal Estate an extraordinary private lifestyle compound. The expansive grounds are populated with approximately 600 avocado trees, mature oak forests and curated art installations — creating an enchanting setting that often inspires comparisons to far-flung locations outside of the country, say the listing agents. A prized location just five minutes from Malibu’s beautiful beaches and twenty miles from Santa Monica only enhances the estate’s allure.   The post 180-Acre Malibu Wine Estate Hits the Market for $38 Million appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million

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June 8, 2021

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million

It seems fitting — a boxing legend has just listed one of L.A.’s legendary properties on over 1.7 acres in Pacific Palisades. Sugar Ray Leonard, often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, and his wife Bernadette Leonard, have put their home on the market again for $46.5 million following a pause due to the brush fires in the area in 2019 and the pandemic in 2020. Beverly Hills-based Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Ambassador, Jade Mills, holds the listing, along with Tomer Fridman of Compass and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland.“Now we feel the timing is perfect,” proclaims Mills. “It’s the most important legacy property on the Westside — available only once in a generation.” The rare amount of acreage gives the property the distinction of being one of the largest lots in the Palisades Riviera, while also being located on one of the finest streets in the prestigious coastal enclave. Complete privacy behind large gates and hedges ensures the ultimate in security. Also among its most prized attributes, the exquisite grounds inspire comparisons to far-flung five-star resorts with immaculate rose gardens, a full guest house, a lit tennis court with viewing area, a sun-drenched oval pool, a grass meadow, sprawling lawn and putting green. “You feel like you are in your own private world,” says Mills. “The idea of living on a self-contained gated compound and having your own resort with a tennis court, pool, home gym and wellness spaces will forever be considered the pinnacle of L.A. living.” Adds Mrs. Leonard herself: “This home has been a peaceful oasis offering incredible privacy and superior amenities to raise our family.” Nestled on the property is a commanding villa designed by yet another legend — world-renowned architect, Richard Landry. Inspired by Italy’s great Florentine villas, the nearly 16,800 square-foot mansion was built by the Leonards 22 years ago. A long private driveway leads to a grand motor court and a beautiful ivy-covered façade that has a near-magical presence. The interiors blend old-world elegance and modernity while balancing scale with a sense of intimacy — a Landry signature.  It’s immediately obvious that the home was made for grand entertaining, as the Leonards did often, with a two-story family room, gorgeous formal living room and dining room, screening room, gourmet kitchen and solarium.  “We’ve been blessed to have a space allowing us to host both intimate family gatherings and sizable fundraisers,” says Mrs. Leonard. Spacious open rooms with double-height ceilings give the home a monumental stature, “where you can feel like you can be any place in the world,” adds Mills. The craftsmanship, artistry and authentic details, such as the six fireplaces imported from Europe and stone floors imported from Jerusalem, give the interiors a timeless quality. Interior design firm Hendrix Allardyce Design also elevated the interiors by artfully weaving in art, antiques and classic furnishings. A total of seven bedrooms complete the home, including the primary suite, which serves as the ultimate retreat with views of the ocean and mountains. A detached two-story guesthouse adjacent to the pool features a lower-level kitchen, which is ideal for pool-side gatherings and second-floor guest bedroom and bathroom. Beyond the gates of the magnificent villa lies the Palisades Village by Caruso – the area’s best in luxury shopping, fine dining and entertainment, and luxury cinema by Cinépolis. Privacy and a close-to-everything location, combined with its legendary provenance, lift this property to singular status. The post Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

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June 8, 2021

Idyllic Waterfront Retreat in Maryland

Imagine yourself at the start of your day sipping coffee on your private balcony, overlooking the stocked pond and the beach. As crabbers go by with their hardy catch, you walk out onto the dock and sail onboard your luxurious yacht, and within a few minutes, you can enjoy a view of the Thomas Point Lighthouse and the Chesapeake Bay. This picture is your first introduction to life at this idyllic 6.2-acre waterfront estate on Maryland’s Bayfields Point with over 1,000 feet of deep protected water and shoreline views expanding to the southeast of West River and south across a creek, to historic Galesville (est.1653). Nature calls in every direction at this picturesque entertainer’s retreat, TentHouse. Designed by notable architect Cathy Purple Cherry and built in 2006 by John Nugent of Nugent Design and Build, the property looks as if it has been here for generations. Timeless architecture mingles with unparalleled outdoor amenities and recreation, ranging from the untouched nature of woods, creek, river, pond, and gardens to the onsite custom saltwater pool and cabana equipped with an island, a bar tap, a grill, and a stone fireplace. TentHouse has two deepwater slips that can accommodate vessels of up to 50 ft, a floating dock for smaller boats, and a power lift for a third boat. A one-acre waterfront yard leading down to a sand beach between stone jetties perfect for bonfires and small boat launch. It’s a place where you feel instantly refreshed, energized, calm and contented all at the same time. The main house beckons with a soaring 30-foot welcome view to the top floor as you take in the details: handpicked wide plank distressed oak floors from Maine, stone fireplaces and large picture windows looking out to the water. A total of six bedrooms, four and a half baths, two laundry areas, a gourmet kitchen, an office with a view and multiple rooms for grand entertaining make the home an ideal legacy home or multi-generational family retreat. The primary suite is a bonafide private oasis, as two covered porches offer a serene stage from which to view a collection of sights, including sunrises seen through the trees, a sailing school across the creek, tug boats coming and going with their barges, and fading light of sunset across the creek of the historic Tulip Hill. A 900 square-foot three-room suite provides a truly comfortable space for visiting in-laws or an entire family with a separate zone for heating/cooling, a heated floor full bath and full kitchen.  Handicapped accessible, this warm and spacious, yet private space with its own entrance both from the porch and its own rear porch. A third-floor bonus suite is a place for pure fun — jam with guitars, play video games or start a foosball game. The 1,200 sqft guest suite over the garage offers yet another space for guests who want extra privacy with a spectacular view, with two king bedrooms, a full bath, a kitchen, and a laundry room. There is nothing like Tenthouse in Maryland — a truly singular property that can never be replicated. View the complete listing by Melanie Wood and Leslee Borman of Coldwell Banker Realty in Saverna Park, MD. The post Idyllic Waterfront Retreat in Maryland appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million

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June 7, 2021

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million

It seems fitting — a boxing legend has just listed one of L.A.’s legendary properties on over 1.7 acres in Pacific Palisades. Sugar Ray Leonard, often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, and his wife Bernadette Leonard, have put their home on the market again for $46.5 million following a pause due to the brush fires in the area in 2019 and the pandemic in 2020. Beverly Hills-based Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Ambassador, Jade Mills, holds the listing, along with Tomer Fridman of Compass and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland.“Now we feel the timing is perfect,” proclaims Mills. “It’s the most important legacy property on the Westside — available only once in a generation.” The rare amount of acreage gives the property the distinction of being one of the largest lots in the Palisades Riviera, while also being located on one of the finest streets in the prestigious coastal enclave. Complete privacy behind large gates and hedges ensures the ultimate in security. Also among its most prized attributes, the exquisite grounds inspire comparisons to far-flung five-star resorts with immaculate rose gardens, a full guest house, a lit tennis court with viewing area, a sun-drenched oval pool, a grass meadow, sprawling lawn and putting green. “You feel like you are in your own private world,” says Mills. “The idea of living on a self-contained gated compound and having your own resort with a tennis court, pool, home gym and wellness spaces will forever be considered the pinnacle of L.A. living.” Adds Mrs. Leonard herself: “This home has been a peaceful oasis offering incredible privacy and superior amenities to raise our family.” Nestled on the property is a commanding villa designed by yet another legend — world-renowned architect, Richard Landry. Inspired by Italy’s great Florentine villas, the nearly 16,800 square-foot mansion was built by the Leonards 22 years ago. A long private driveway leads to a grand motor court and a beautiful ivy-covered façade that has a near-magical presence. The interiors blend old-world elegance and modernity while balancing scale with a sense of intimacy — a Landry signature.  It’s immediately obvious that the home was made for grand entertaining, as the Leonards did often, with a two-story family room, gorgeous formal living room and dining room, screening room, gourmet kitchen and solarium.  “We’ve been blessed to have a space allowing us to host both intimate family gatherings and sizable fundraisers,” says Mrs. Leonard. Spacious open rooms with double-height ceilings give the home a monumental stature, “where you can feel like you can be any place in the world,” adds Mills. The craftsmanship, artistry and authentic details, such as the six fireplaces imported from Europe and stone floors imported from Jerusalem, give the interiors a timeless quality. Interior design firm Hendrix Allardyce Design also elevated the interiors by artfully weaving in art, antiques and classic furnishings. A total of seven bedrooms complete the home, including the primary suite, which serves as the ultimate retreat with views of the ocean and mountains. A detached two-story guesthouse adjacent to the pool features a lower-level kitchen, which is ideal for pool-side gatherings and second-floor guest bedroom and bathroom. Beyond the gates of the magnificent villa lies the Palisades Village by Caruso – the area’s best in luxury shopping, fine dining and entertainment, and luxury cinema by Cinépolis. Privacy and a close-to-everything location, combined with its legendary provenance, lift this property to singular status. The post Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million

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June 4, 2021

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million

It seems fitting — a boxing legend has just listed one of L.A.’s legendary properties on over 1.7 acres in Pacific Palisades. Sugar Ray Leonard, often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, and his wife Bernadette Leonard, have put their home on the market again for $46.5 million following a pause due to the brush fires in the area in 2019 and the pandemic in 2020. Beverly Hills-based Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Ambassador, Jade Mills, holds the listing, along with Tomer Fridman of Compass and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland.“Now we feel the timing is perfect,” proclaims Mills. “It’s the most important legacy property on the Westside — available only once in a generation.” The rare amount of acreage gives the property the distinction of being one of the largest lots in the Palisades Riviera, while also being located on one of the finest streets in the prestigious coastal enclave. Complete privacy behind large gates and hedges ensures the ultimate in security. Also among its most prized attributes, the exquisite grounds inspire comparisons to far-flung five-star resorts with immaculate rose gardens, a full guest house, a lit tennis court with viewing area, a sun-drenched oval pool, a grass meadow, sprawling lawn and putting green. “You feel like you are in your own private world,” says Mills. “The idea of living on a self-contained gated compound and having your own resort with a tennis court, pool, home gym and wellness spaces will forever be considered the pinnacle of L.A. living.” Adds Mrs. Leonard herself: “This home has been a peaceful oasis offering incredible privacy and superior amenities to raise our family.” Nestled on the property is a commanding villa designed by yet another legend — world-renowned architect, Richard Landry. Inspired by Italy’s great Florentine villas, the nearly 16,800 square-foot mansion was built by the Leonards 22 years ago. A long private driveway leads to a grand motor court and a beautiful ivy-covered façade that has a near-magical presence. The interiors blend old-world elegance and modernity while balancing scale with a sense of intimacy — a Landry signature.  It’s immediately obvious that the home was made for grand entertaining, as the Leonards did often, with a two-story family room, gorgeous formal living room and dining room, screening room, gourmet kitchen and solarium.  “We’ve been blessed to have a space allowing us to host both intimate family gatherings and sizable fundraisers,” says Mrs. Leonard. Spacious open rooms with double-height ceilings give the home a monumental stature, “where you can feel like you can be any place in the world,” adds Mills. The craftsmanship, artistry and authentic details, such as the six fireplaces imported from Europe and stone floors imported from Jerusalem, give the interiors a timeless quality. Interior design firm Hendrix Allardyce Design also elevated the interiors by artfully weaving in art, antiques and classic furnishings. A total of seven bedrooms complete the home, including the primary suite, which serves as the ultimate retreat with views of the ocean and mountains. A detached two-story guesthouse adjacent to the pool features a lower-level kitchen, which is ideal for pool-side gatherings and second-floor guest bedroom and bathroom. Beyond the gates of the magnificent villa lies the Palisades Village by Caruso – the area’s best in luxury shopping, fine dining and entertainment, and luxury cinema by Cinépolis. Privacy and a close-to-everything location, combined with its legendary provenance, lift this property to singular status. The post Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

The World’s First Floating Pool

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June 3, 2021

The World’s First Floating Pool

Welcome to the era of the pool. If you don’t have one, chances are, you want one. Plunge pools. Infinity pools. Rooftop pools. But is a floating pool on your wishlist? If the thought induces your acrophobia or simply gets your adrenaline pumping, you’re not alone. A new luxury tower in London is challenging traditional notions of pool design by unveiling a pool suspended 115 feet in the air. The Sky Pool, as it is aptly called, is basically a water-filled bridge positioned between two 10-story residential towers at the Embassy Gardens. Developed by a joint venture between EcoWorld and Ballymore, Embassy Gardens lies in the heart of Nine Elms, the central London riverside neighborhood lying at the heart of a massive revitalization plan envisioned by Sir Terry Farrell.  The former Mayor of London called it “possibly the most important regeneration story in London and in the U.K. over the next twenty years.” Contemporary high-rise homes mingle among landscaped public squares, parks and spectacular gardens in an architecturally distinct design as amenities such as a private club with its own library and gym, the Sky Pool, spa, cinema and business facilities will keep residents thoroughly entertained. (The pool is only open to club members and their private guests.) Back to the pool. While London may be known for its rainy weather, it can get exceptionally hot during the summer, making that Sky Pool a matter of necessity. We all know that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that’s exactly how the Sky Pool came to exist. By the time the creatives decided to add a swimming pool to the project, they realized the only place big enough to house it was on the roof—and even that wasn’t quite the right size. So they decided to construct the world’s first floating pool stretching across two flat roofs of the five-star hotel-like Embassy Gardens’ prominent Legacy buildings. The 82-foot-long heated oasis is thought to be the world’s largest single piece of load-bearing acrylic. Built in Colorado, transported to Texas, and then shipped across the Atlantic on a three-week-long journey, the structure is completely transparent, making it appear like a rectangular glass box floating in mid-air. And part of it—46 feet, to be specific—kind of is floating in mid-air. While both ends of the basin resemble a traditional outdoor in-ground swimming pool surrounded by a sun deck, the central section is suspended in the sky courtesy of an invisible steel frame. The floating section first solved the problem of not sacrificing the pool’s size and it also created a visual connection to the world below. The swimmers can see the street and city strollers can be awed by the Sky Spool.  Steps and filtration systems were also installed on either end of the pool, leaving the middle 45 feet a minimalist’s aquatic fantasy. If you’re wondering about the suspended pool’s structural integrity, the developers brought on structural engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan and HAL Architects, who performed countless behavioral analyses to make sure the structure wouldn’t come crashing down. The team landed on an eight-inch-thick acrylic frame with a nearly 12-inch-thick base that’s just shy of 10 feet deep and weighs 50 tons. Taking industrial cues from New York City’s Meatpacking District, the team truly pushed the boundaries of construction and engineering to bring the future of pool design to the here-and-now — right as we are all emerging from pandemic lockdowns in search of the tranquility of the outdoors and vacation-like pool dreams. After all, it’s not every day that a swimmer gets to take in views of the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and, of course, the River Thames while taking a dip. The post The World’s First Floating Pool appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

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