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The EV Supercar Concepts and Hybrids That Stole the Show at Monterey Car Week

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August 24, 2021

The EV Supercar Concepts and Hybrids That Stole the Show at Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week wrapped up on August 15, 2021 with the return of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Now in its 70th year, the show closed with a black 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurrier winning “Best in Show.” But it was the all-electric supercar concepts and high-performance hybrids that truly stole the spotlight. Audi Skysphere The first of three new autonomous ‘Sphere’ concepts from Audi, the Skysphere is more transformer than EV concept. With the touch of a button, the car transforms from a sporty roadster to a smooth grand tourer that drives itself while passengers relax. That means the driver can “choose their own driving experience,” says Audi. “Either they pilot their 4.94-meter-long e-roadster themselves in ‘Sports’ mode with a reduced wheelbase, while the rear-wheel steering ensures that the vehicle remains extremely agile despite its dimensions. Or they can choose to be chauffeured around in a 5.19-meter GT in the autonomous ‘Grand Touring’ driving mode while enjoying the sky and the scenery, maximum legroom, and the services offered by a seamlessly integrated digital ecosystem.” The long-bonnet, short-deck styling takes design cues from 1930s roadsters — but that’s where the nod to history ends. A look under the hood and the electric drive components tell a different story. Between the front axle and the windshield, there’s the charger and the DC/DC converter, plus actuators and electronic and mechanical components for the adaptive wheelbase. The designers even added a spacious trunk for two golf bags. But it’s all about the drive and the distance for an EV concept car, right? The drive system in the Skysphere delivers 465 kilowatts of power and 750 Newton meters of torque. It’s possible to reach acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just four seconds. Production-Ready Pininfarina Battista The first production version of the Pininfarina Battista electric supercar made its long-awaited debut during Monterey Car Week. Finished in exposed carbon fiber with black gloss wheels, the production car has an interior made of sustainable black leather with contrasting blue stitching. The Battista features an 1,877-hp powertrain from Rimac, which is using a similar setup for its rival Nevera electric hypercar (more on that below). The powertrain is comprised of four electric motors and a 120-kilowatt-hour, T-shaped battery to deliver 1,696 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 mph time in less than 2.0 seconds. It’s the most powerful and quickest-accelerating road car to come out of Italy. Pininfarina says it will build 150 examples of the Battista at a $2.2 million sticker price. Rimac Nevera Hailed as “a next-generation all-electric hypercar,” the Rimac Nevera made its official U.S. debut during Monterey Car Week.  This $2.44 million supercar “opens up new dimensions in road car performance,” according to Rimac. With 1,914hp from four electric motors, Nevera can accelerate to 60mph in 1.85 seconds and to 100mph in just 4.3 seconds. It maintains its eye-widening acceleration throughout a full-throttle cycle, achieving 186mph (300 km/h) from rest in 9.3 seconds. The Nevera is designed, developed and built in-house at Rimac Automobili in Croatia, and comes by its name (taken from a powerful Croatian storm) honestly: the electric hypercar recently completed a quarter-mile in 8.58 seconds, with a top speed of 167.51 mph, beating out the Tesla Model S Plaid for the record and subsequently making it the fastest accelerating production vehicle on the market today. Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Lamborghini decided to pay homage to the iconic Countach with its all-new LPI 800-4, built with a hybrid powertrain capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph.  While the new hybrid was just a revival of the existing Countach chassis, the ultra-limited production and retro inspiration were enough to get Lamborghini fans excited. All 112 models of the $2.64-million LPI 800-4 are already sold out. Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner Also exciting Bentley fans was the debut of the luxury British automaker’s first hybrid Flying Spur Mulliner. The four-door luxury grand tourer has all of the signature bells and whistles of its former counterparts but with a 2.9 liter V6 hybrid engine. Equipped with an electric motor, the engine allows the grand tourer to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds) with a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h). Maybe it’s not the fastest Mulliner, but it’s certainly the most eco-friendly. The high-end hybrid brings Bentley one step closer to its Beyond100 plan, which seeks to become carbon-neutral with an entirely electrified range by 2023. The post The EV Supercar Concepts and Hybrids That Stole the Show at Monterey Car Week appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

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August 24, 2021

Design Meets Art in New Greenwich Farmhouse Estate

This showhouse-worthy farmhouse estate is what happens a designer and art collector puts his stamp on a home. The 6,500 square-foot residence is not just new construction, but a model for residential elegance and craftsmanship extended to exacting smart home standards. Taking its position on stately Taconic Road surrounded by majestic pastoral horse farms, the magnificent property astounds with a Smart Tech saltwater pool only finished in June 2021, as well as the finest in materials and construction available today, including battleship-type steel for beams, blown concrete foundations, the latest in insulation techniques in between all floors and completely fueled by propane that costs pennies to maintain compared to other properties of the same comparative scale. The beauty of this residence lies in the future owner’s ability to command everything from their phone — including a multi-tier surveillance system, electronic gates, home lighting, home temperature and even your pool temperature and pool cover! No detail was overlooked in the design and creation of this home. There’s even a whole house water bubbler filtration system so you will bathe and drink the highest quality water. Beyond its technological design lies the classic style and sophistication of exquisitely envisioned interiors. Stunning white oak flooring throughout and a triple-dipped Canadian maybacked shingle exterior have been mastered to last generations. Inside, an inspiring gourmet kitchen touched with every luxury amenity available awaits: two Miele One Touch Dishwashers, a Wolf Gas Range and hidden wine storage. A lavish master bath impresses with dual and shared accessories, created for a couple’s ultimate privacy and functionality. On the lower level, ultra-high ceilings provide a voluminous backdrop for a zen-like yoga studio, home theatre and home gym. This property is truly a place of wonder, where you can enjoy private life without ever having to leave the comforts of home. View the complete listing by Marc Tessitore of Coldwell Banker Realty in Greenwich. The post Design Meets Art in New Greenwich Farmhouse Estate  appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

What $7 Million Buys in Five Cities

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August 23, 2021

What $7 Million Buys in Five Cities

If there’s one impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on luxury real estate, it’s to help buyers hone in on what they truly want. Not surprisingly, waterfront properties are high on the list. In our monthly review of five cities, we found four waterfront properties, each one unique in its own right, priced in the $7 million range. There’s the Boston Harbor luxury condo, the nautical-themed Michigan estate set on two bodies of water, a Lake Minnetonka gem with incredible water frontage and astounding views, and a Dubai villa right on the Palm Jumeirah. Then, for a little something different, we have a citrus grove estate in Somis, Calif., 45 minutes down the coast from Santa Barbara. The lifestyle may be a little different, but the luxury quotient is definitely not. 22 Liberty Drive, Unit 11F Boston, MA 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths and 1 Partial 2,674 Square Feet Enjoy the rare air high above Boston Harbor. This 11th-floor luxury condominium offers picture-perfect views from every room and a private balcony overlooking the waterfront and bustling Seaport District of downtown Boston. Entertain with an open floorplan extending from the gourmet island kitchen to the dining room and expansive living room, all with direct water views. Walls of windows from the primary suite invite in harbor vistas as does the primary spa bath, with its marbled soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual vanities. Two additional bedroom suites give you ample room for family and guests, and you also have a spacious library with a floor-to-ceiling window to use as a home office or reading room. Amenities of this luxury building also features a 24/7 concierge; resident lounge; fitness center, separate storage room; rare on-property parking in a subterranean garage; and a prime location close to Fortune 500 company headquarters, museums, and upscale restaurants. This property is listed for sale for $7,200,000 by David Mackie of Coldwell Banker Realty Boston-Back Bay. 3574 Saugatuck Beach Road Saugatuck, MI 5 Bedrooms 5 Baths and 2 Partials 8,365 Square Feet Set on not one, but two, bodies of water, this Saugatuck property is a true standout. Located at the confluence of Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River, the estate features 447 feet of serene Lake Michigan beachfront and views that go on forever. On the edge of the property are 658 feet of frontage on the river, creating a one-of-a-kind waterfront experience. This storied estate was designed by Chicago architect John Tilton to resemble a boat and built by the original owners of mega yacht builder Broward Yachts. Sit in the center of the home, with a curved wall of curved before you and the water beyond, and you may just forget you’re on land. Immaculate views spanning miles of coastline and deep blue water abound throughout the residence and surrounding seven-plus acres. From the soaring ceilings to the unique architectural touches to the huge dining room and chef’s kitchen, every inch of this residence impresses. You’ll relish the numerous spots that invite moments of reflection indoors and out, with ample windowfront seating and open and covered outdoor space just waiting for serene sunset viewing. This property is listed for sale for $7,500,000 by Andrea Crossman of Coldwell Banker Woodland-Schmidt. Frond A, Palm Jumeriah Dubai, Dubai, AE 4 Bedrooms 4 Baths 6,860 Square Feet When you think of luxury real estate in Dubai, towering high-rises may come to mind. But the city also offers exceptional opportunities to live right at water level, like this Frond A, Palm Jumeriah estate. Featuring an open floorplan with light and bright interiors and great entertaining potential, the home offers expansive, direct water views and vistas expanding to the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis from the gracious living areas. That view is especially dramatic from the large primary suite, with a wall of retractable glass providing a gleaming view out to the sea. The Scavolini-designed kitchen features Miele appliances and a huge terrace creates ample opportunities to enjoy the sunshine, with an outdoor kitchen, private garden, and infinity pool. This property is listed for sale for $7,078,297 by Mohamed Magdy of Coldwell Banker UAE – Swap. 3701 Groves Place Somis 6 Bedrooms 8 Baths and 3 Partials 12,800 Square Feet A stark contrast to the four other properties featured this month, this remarkable estate offers a taste of the French Countryside in southern California. Sprawling over 12 acres of citrus grove land, this property is an entertainer’s dream, with expansive formals, a billiards wing with wet bar and ice cream parlor, and gaming/hobby rooms. Indulge in the incredible owner’s suite, with an elegant fireplace, private sitting room, and French doors leading out to a terrace, all overlooking the parklike yard. Here, you’ll find a large, flat swath of land featuring a saltwater pool, spa, and waterfall; cabana house with a second spa; covered entertaining space and dining areas; grassy fields; gardens; and tennis court. The surrounding citrus orchards consist of 1,600 Valencia orange, 180 grapefruit, and additional fruit trees. This property also includes a three-bedroom casita, an RV barn, and an eight-car garage. This property is listed for sale for $7,700,000 by Michael Delgado of Coldwell Banker Realty in Oxnard. 2303 Huntington Point Road E Minnetonka Beach, MN 4 Bedrooms 3 Baths and 2 Partials 7,894 Square Feet Minnesota may be known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but there may be no finer lake lifestyle than the one offered by this Lake Minnetonka estate. This beautifully designed Minnetonka Beach residence is set on 200 feet of lakeshore, with jaw-dropping water views throughout. Enjoy world-class architectural details at every turn and a main-level owner’s suite that is pure paradise, with walls of glass overlooking the water and direct access to a large waterfront patio for a closer look. Designed to maximize opportunities for indoor-outdoor enjoyment, the .92-acre property offers three outdoor fireplaces, a porch with phantom screens and a pool. The estate also includes a walk-in pantry with office space, a den with fireplace and access out to the front porch, a home gym with sauna, and an expansive bonus room with built-ins and shoreline views. This property is listed for sale for $7,999,000 by Jeffrey Dewing of Coldwell Banker Realty in Wayzata. The post What $7 Million Buys in Five Cities appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

The EV Supercar Concepts and Hybrids That Stole the Show at Monterey Car Week

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August 19, 2021

The EV Supercar Concepts and Hybrids That Stole the Show at Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week wrapped up on August 15, 2021 with the return of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Now in its 70th year, the show closed with a black 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurrier winning “Best in Show.” But it was the all-electric supercar concepts and high-performance hybrids that truly stole the spotlight. Audi Skysphere The first of three new autonomous ‘Sphere’ concepts from Audi, the Skysphere is more transformer than EV concept. With the touch of a button, the car transforms from a sporty roadster to a smooth grand tourer that drives itself while passengers relax. That means the driver can “choose their own driving experience,” says Audi. “Either they pilot their 4.94-meter-long e-roadster themselves in ‘Sports’ mode with a reduced wheelbase, while the rear-wheel steering ensures that the vehicle remains extremely agile despite its dimensions. Or they can choose to be chauffeured around in a 5.19-meter GT in the autonomous ‘Grand Touring’ driving mode while enjoying the sky and the scenery, maximum legroom, and the services offered by a seamlessly integrated digital ecosystem.” The long-bonnet, short-deck styling takes design cues from 1930s roadsters — but that’s where the nod to history ends. A look under the hood and the electric drive components tell a different story. Between the front axle and the windshield, there’s the charger and the DC/DC converter, plus actuators and electronic and mechanical components for the adaptive wheelbase. The designers even added a spacious trunk for two golf bags. But it’s all about the drive and the distance for an EV concept car, right? The drive system in the Skysphere delivers 465 kilowatts of power and 750 Newton meters of torque. It’s possible to reach acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just four seconds. Production-Ready Pininfarina Battista The first production version of the Pininfarina Battista electric supercar made its long-awaited debut during Monterey Car Week. Finished in exposed carbon fiber with black gloss wheels, the production car has an interior made of sustainable black leather with contrasting blue stitching. The Battista features an 1,877-hp powertrain from Rimac, which is using a similar setup for its rival Nevera electric hypercar (more on that below). The powertrain is comprised of four electric motors and a 120-kilowatt-hour, T-shaped battery to deliver 1,696 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 mph time in less than 2.0 seconds. It’s the most powerful and quickest-accelerating road car to come out of Italy. Pininfarina says it will build 150 examples of the Battista at a $2.2 million sticker price. Rimac Nevera Hailed as “a next-generation all-electric hypercar,” the Rimac Nevera made its official U.S. debut during Monterey Car Week.  This $2.44 million supercar “opens up new dimensions in road car performance,” according to Rimac. With 1,914hp from four electric motors, Nevera can accelerate to 60mph in 1.85 seconds and to 100mph in just 4.3 seconds. It maintains its eye-widening acceleration throughout a full-throttle cycle, achieving 186mph (300 km/h) from rest in 9.3 seconds. The Nevera is designed, developed and built in-house at Rimac Automobili in Croatia, and comes by its name (taken from a powerful Croatian storm) honestly: the electric hypercar recently completed a quarter-mile in 8.58 seconds, with a top speed of 167.51 mph, beating out the Tesla Model S Plaid for the record and subsequently making it the fastest accelerating production vehicle on the market today. Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Lamborghini decided to pay homage to the iconic Countach with its all-new LPI 800-4, built with a hybrid powertrain capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph.  While the new hybrid was just a revival of the existing Countach chassis, the ultra-limited production and retro inspiration were enough to get Lamborghini fans excited. All 112 models of the $2.64-million LPI 800-4 are already sold out. Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner Also exciting Bentley fans was the debut of the luxury British automaker’s first hybrid Flying Spur Mulliner. The four-door luxury grand tourer has all of the signature bells and whistles of its former counterparts but with a 2.9 liter V6 hybrid engine. Equipped with an electric motor, the engine allows the grand tourer to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds) with a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h). Maybe it’s not the fastest Mulliner, but it’s certainly the most eco-friendly. The high-end hybrid brings Bentley one step closer to its Beyond100 plan, which seeks to become carbon-neutral with an entirely electrified range by 2023. The post The EV Supercar Concepts and Hybrids That Stole the Show at Monterey Car Week appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

Editor's Note

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August 18, 2021

Vision for Global Luxury

As the new vice president of luxury for Coldwell Banker®, I was recently asked the question, “What does luxury mean to you?” Like many of you, my definition of luxury completely changed after the events of 2020. To me, luxury is the ability to partake in experiences that evoke an emotional connection of joy and happiness. Luxury is individual in nature, ever changing, rooted in appreciation and driven by passion. Quite simply, it’s the ability to enjoy all aspects of life. Stepping into my new role within the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program, I have realized just how much this idea underscores everything we do. Luxury Property Specialists don’t simply sell real estate at high price points. They make it possible for their clients to have the life they have always envisioned for themselves. That’s a profound undertaking, and it carries enormous responsibility. I feel incredibly humbled and gratified to be welcomed into an organization that has been redefining luxury for over a century. Innovation, creativity and global networking are the driving forces behind the long and storied success of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program. My vision is to build on the already strong foundation that exists within the Global Luxury network in the years to come. This will be done in partnership with all of you, who are truly the heart and soul behind this amazing program. As we move forward together, I wanted to share three ideas that will be guiding my vision in the coming months and year ahead. 1. Innovation and agility will be the keys to leading luxury real estate in the future. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists are more prepared than anyone else to weather changes like we saw in 2020–2021. They have demonstrated that they can quickly adapt — and even thrive — during a massive cultural shift. Our record speaks for itself. Coldwell Banker-affiliated sales associates sold over 32,000 $1 million+ properties in 2020, and they have a record of selling properties with a 36% higher average sales price. 2. Enhancing our power position means we must be in a constant state of learning. The undeniable power of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program comes from having the world’s most rigorous certification process for luxury real estate agents. There is simply no other program like it in the world. Between our unparalleled educational events like this week’s Education Expo and October’s Gen Blue and access to international networking, we are true trailblazers in the luxury industry. We also empower our Luxury Property Specialists and provide a strong value proposition to affluent clients with new data on a regular basis, like our upcoming A Look at Wealth report due out in October. 3. Luxury has been completely redefined, putting emphasis on lifestyle like never before. There has never been such an intense shift in consumer behavior on a global scale as what we experienced in 2020. Space, location and health were all viewed through a much different lens by nearly every person in every market and at exactly the same time. Some people moved out of cities. Some people bought second homes in far-off places. As the pandemic wanes, countries reopen, and cities once again share the spotlight, expect to see lifestyle shifts yet again. Values such as sustainability, health and wellness are also impacting real estate purchase decisions on a scale not seen before. As we continue to redefine the definition of luxury, one thing remains true: Coldwell Banker Global Luxury sits at the forefront of innovation, technology and information. I’m dedicated to ensuring that we are always a step ahead in all that we do. I look forward to meeting all of you in the weeks and months ahead. Michael Altneu is the vice president of luxury for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. A 15-year veteran of luxury and marketing, Michael has created campaigns for major brands with domestic and international reach and collaborated with top agents across the country on the real estate technology side of the business. The New Jersey native currently resides in Los Angeles, where he balances his time between volunteering as an EMT and spending time outdoors in the sunny Southern California weather. His newest obsession? Surfing.   The post Vision for Global Luxury appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

10 Over $10 Million: August 2021

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August 17, 2021

10 Over $10 Million: August 2021

August’s newest $10 million+ listings may be the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program’s most iconic collection of homes in recent memory. There’s a pedigreed 1917 estate in Montecito topping off at an asking price of $74 million, a record-breaking $20 million compound near St. Louis, a historic Gilded Age New Jersey mansion and an award-winning estate in Irvine nearly reaching the $50 million mark.  Needless to say, there is no shortage of dream real estate in this group. 670 Hot Springs Road Montecito, CA. $ 74,000,000 The listing agents have called the Far Afield estate “a rare and extraordinary piece of art and antiquity.” One of two significant historic estates remaining in the prime Montecito Golden Quadrangle, Far Afield resides on approximately 10.5 acres. The monumental estate was built in 1917 and designed by Francis T. Underhill, the architect behind the historic Montecito Biltmore Hotel. A 15-year restoration project completed in 2015 brought the residence back to its original glory while also modernizing it for contemporary lifestyles. Hand-crafted custom details throughout using 17th and 18th century reclaimed building materials speak to the time and tremendous cost investment involved in a project of this stature. French Oak parquet floor patterns were custom hand-cut and imported from historic chateaus. A curated collection of Dutch, Italian and Spanish antique tiles are attentively integrated throughout the estates interior and exterior. The elegance of the seven-bedroom and 14-bath villa’s architecture and finishes is enhanced by unparalleled and completely updated infrastructure, including a structural and mechanical engineering overhaul rivaling the modern hotel resorts of today. Far Afield is a legacy estate for the ages impossible to replicate today. Listed by Timothy DiPrizito and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Realty, Beverly Hills  979 Red Mountain Road Aspen, CO. $ 39,750,000 A rare Red Mountain offering on an acre lot makes its debut with panoramic views of Aspen Mountain and beyond. The impressive, contemporary structure of steel and stone is framed in floor-to-ceiling glass to maximize light and views throughout the home. A dream for entertaining, the main level includes a great room with towering ceilings that opens to the expansive pool & spa with a new saltwater system, outdoor kitchen and sprawling lawn space. Seven bedroom suites were planned to create privacy and luxury for family and guests alike. Many of the home’s amenities lie on the lower level, where a bar and lounge, wine room, flex gym and spa, as well as a custom theater await. Incorporating elements of water, light, and air, and working to incorporate the natural landscape into the design, acclaimed West Coast architects Aidlin Darling Design have created a modern masterpiece in the mountains. Listed by Carrie Wells of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse  17749 Collins Ave Unit TS39 Sunny Isles Beach, FL. $ 10,500,000 If crystal-clear ocean views set atop a five-star building are your idea of luxury, then look no further than this full-floor tower suite at the very exclusive and private Mansions at Aqualina in Sunny Isles, Florida. Spanning over 9,200 square feet, this mansion-in-the-sky impresses with four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. Details such as stunning marble and wood floors, floor-to-ceiling high-impact windows, a full bar, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, and an outdoor summer kitchen with a barbecue elevate it beyond the ordinary. Other perks include four terraces, a private pool/jacuzzi, and 360-degree views of the Ocean, Intracoastal and Miami’s skyline. The Tower Suite includes a private covered garage for two cars. In addition, the tower itself offers a doorman, 24-hour security, movie theater, oceanfront exercise room, wine and cigar lounge, beach service, game room, soccer field, room service and more. Listed by Sandra Debuire of Coldwell Banker Realty, Miami Beach 460 Bernardsville Rd Mendham Boro, NJ. $ 12,990,000 The historic New Jersey setting and gated ambiance of this legacy mansion designed by Beer & Coleman recall the opulent lifestyle of the Gilded Age. Exquisite details impress throughout. Perfect for multiple generations of family, the residence offers eight separate bedrooms, where everyone can have privacy. The floorplan has been thoughtfully planned for today’s living while combining the character and elegance of yesteryear. A superb kitchen provides a comfortable gathering place with the top-of-the-line accouterments that every chef desires. A banquet-size dining room, touched with a marble fireplace surround and Venetian plaster ceiling, balances formality and scale. A conservatory plus an office with custom finishes complete the main floor. On the second floor, double accommodations exist for the luxurious primary bedroom suite. Entertainment rooms include a spa, exercise room, billiards room, theater, pub and wine cellar. Beyond, beautifully landscaped grounds entice with terraces, a covered seating area, pool, pool house, greenhouse and fountains — a magical location for outdoor entertaining. Listed by Flor de Maria Thomas of Coldwell Banker Realty in Mendham  7 Hillside Court Wentzville, MO. $ 20,000,000 This one-of-a-kind English County estate compound recently earned headlines for its record-setting asking price for the region. Set on over 20 acres (with up to 130 available) in Wentzville — about 40 miles west of St. Louis, the landmark property “feels worlds away but is within easy proximity to St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Spirit of St. Louis Business Aviation Center,” notes co-listing agent Saundra Pogrelis. Offering over 20,000 square feet, the main residence embraces a “Luxury Meant to be Lived In” ideal suited for multiple generations of families with plenty of room for all. A wonderland-like atmosphere awaits with stables, sports field, playground, Ferris wheel, event/sports venue, raised bed gardens and a resort-worthy pool with racing slides, swim up bar, lazy river, waterfall covered grotto, dive board, and zero-edge entry. Back inside the interiors, there’s seven bedrooms, 10 full baths, three half baths and a full range of custom additions such as a private chapel, a two-story study/library and an unbelievable lower level complete with bowling lanes, bar, theatre, dance floor, conference room, dual changing rooms/showers for the pool. Perfect for endless fun. Listed by Saundra Pogrelis, Chad Matlick and Deanna Matlick of Coldwell Banker Gundaker 76 Golden Eagle Irvine, CA. $ 49,950,000 An art piece unto itself, this sumptuous Irvine estate is one of the most magnificent offerings in Southern California, set behind double gates on an approximate 37,810 square foot parcel. Designed by renowned architect David Hohmann and built by Fari International with recent expansion and upgrades by Tony Valentine Construction, the elevator-served museum-like interiors measure nearly 13,000 square feet, defined by quality sourced materials and interior furnishings by Ebanista. The home’s craftsmanship belies its age, offering a timeless ambiance rarely seen today. Details, such as embellished with tile by Concept Studios, Venetian Stoneworks slabs, Edgar Berebi hardware, ornate millwork, and custom ceiling murals by Andrew Tedesco Studio, all speak to its enduring sophistication. Accommodations include seven bedrooms, nine-and-three-half bathrooms, the “best home cinema” as globally awarded by CEDIA in 2020, a boardroom for ten with teleconferencing AV system, billiards and a poker room with wet bar, an 1,000+ bottle wine room, gym, massage room, wet and dry saunas, air-conditioned six-car garage, and a subterranean tunnel that leads to one of two lower-level guest en suites. Listed by Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Realty in Newport Beach  2900 Paradise Drive Tiburon, CA. $ 28,000,000 It seems like everyone is looking for a home that has transportive qualities these days — an escape where you can feel like you are in your own private world. This secluded waterfront oasis in Northern California’s breathtaking coastal community of Tiburon delivers just that kind of experience from the very moment you enter its gates. Set just 19 miles north of San Francisco, the oasis-like property envelopes you in approximately 8.5 magical acres set along 1,000 feet of San Francisco Bay waterfront. According to listing agent Darlene Hanley, the estate is “one of the largest properties of its kind on the bay.” The centerpiece of the property is a main residence of over 12,000 square feet. Multiple buildings comprise the property, making it a true compound, including a pool house, a caretaker’s house, a beach house, a pier, a sandy beach, a provisional helicopter site and more. The lush, gated grounds make it unseen from the road, affording the utmost privacy. Tranquil bay views and passing watercraft are included. Listed by Darlene Hanley of Coldwell Banker Realty, Greenbrae 3475 Gulf Of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL. $ 10,250,000 One word: beachfront. That’s all you need to know about this architectural masterpiece by renowned Sarasota architect Mark Sultana set on 151 feet of powder white sand on the coveted south end of Longboat Key. Offering over 7,000 square feet of fresh coastal style, this designer’s paradise is packed with amenities for a five-star lifestyle on the water: a motor court, 6-car garage plus golf cart/kayak/paddleboard storage and travertine decks overlooking a large pool/spa, outdoor kitchen and the tranquil gulf waters. Co-listing agent Tamara Cashi further paints the picture: “A private powder white sand walkway leads you to your stage for the most amazing sunsets on the West Coast of Florida.” Lavish attention to detail throughout sets the stage for walls of glass that showcase a front-row seat to explosive blue skies and even bluer waters of the Gulf of Mexico. An entertainer’s dream, the residence is equipped with a wet bar in the center of the living areas, a separate ice maker, refrigerated walk-in wine cellar and a bright gourmet kitchen featuring Wolf/ Sub Zero appliances, refrigerator drawers and dual dishwashers. Other standouts include an extraordinary main floor master suite and office, four private bedroom suites with balconies and views, a large game room, a fitness room and a completely private and custom-designed home theater. An extensive high tech Crestor light/sound system throughout and an elevator make the home complete. Listed by Tamara Cashi and Lora Cashi-Haught of Coldwell Banker Realty, Lakewood Ranch 3227 Hunts Point Road Hunts Point, WA. $ 11,995,000 An authentic mid-century modern jewel box blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living in idyllic Washington’s Hunts Point. Nestled comfortably on a remarkable street on a water-shy acre, the property offers 89 feet of coveted west-facing Lake Washington waterfront and is richly appointed with meticulously manicured and groomed gardens designed by Jim Sander of Sander Groves, surrounded by rolling green lawn leading to the waters edge and protected year-round moorage for all your water toys. Extensively re-imagined by noted interior designer Cindy Mennella to showcase your art and treasures, the home is tailor-made for the avid collector. the residence brings together three bedrooms in approximately Over 3,680 square feet of space joins entertaining and living in masterful form as three bedrooms impress, including a magnificent main floor primary suite that opens to the pool and spa. A circular motor court arrives at a private gated entry with artistic Steve Jensen gates, providing a “wow” from the very first moment of your experience with this home. Listed by Terry Allen and Patrice Wallace of Coldwell Banker Bain 30 Hui E Rd Lahaina, HI. $ 11,950,000 Searching for a slice of paradise? Your house hunt just might come to an end once you feast your eyes on this dreamy contemporary island residence on Maui’s western side. Breathtakingly elevated on a spectacular lava point, the six-bedroom estate “offers the best of oceanfront living without compromising privacy,” according to listing agent Dano Sayles. Exquisitely furnished and decorated, the home has approximately 6,707 square feet of turnkey space, ready for immediate enjoyment. Designed as a resort-like oasis, the main home is defined by four impressive bedroom suites, each with a refrigerator and bar area, along with a flexible room containing a hidden Murphy bed. The glass-enclosed great room completely opens to an expansive oceanfront outdoor lanai. The heated infinity-edge saline pool and a 10-person spa invite relaxation day or night. Meanwhile, the one-bedroom attached ohana with separate access captivates with a tranquil garden setting. Located just minutes from the Kapalua and Kaanapali resorts, this property allows you to get away from it all while offering close access to world-class amenities. Listed by Dano Sayles of Coldwell Banker Island Properties  The post 10 Over $10 Million: August 2021 appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

Inside Santa Barbara’s New 13-Acre $33.95 Million Oceanfront Compound

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August 17, 2021

Inside Santa Barbara’s New 13-Acre $33.95 Million Oceanfront Compound

Oceanfront properties are rare in and of themselves. And when more than 13 acres of Southern California oceanfront hits the market? Well, it naturally garners headlines. Casa Paloma, as the property is named, is a sprawling oceanfront compound majestically perched along approximately 400 feet of Pacific oceanfront. The one-of-a-kind offering has been listed for $33,950,000 by Sally Hanseth, a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist affiliated with the Montecito office of Coldwell Banker Realty, and Dusty Baker of The Dusty Baker Group in Santa Barbara. Casa Paloma “When the current owner purchased this property, it hadn’t changed hands for more than 60 years, presenting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure one of the rare, large bluff-top parcels in Santa Barbara’s prestigious and private Hope Ranch community,” said Hanseth. “Casa Paloma offers an awe-inspiring front row seat to the Pacific Ocean, where on most days you can see whales, dolphins and sea lions from the property, as well as the Channel Islands and Santa Ynez mountains. It completely redefines the modern-day compound as a secluded and sophisticated live, work and play retreat.” Set behind a gate that opens to a road stretching several acres and bordered by orchards on each side, Casa Paloma gives the illusion of being secluded in privacy thousands of miles away, yet located only minutes from the heart of Santa Barbara and the city’s private airport and luxury amenities. Included in this legacy waterfront offering is an approved design by the award-winning Tom Meaney Architects. Currently in mid-construction, the 5-bedroom main residence has been envisioned as an Andalusian Spanish farmhouse. A grand fountain makes the initial introduction to the home, which encompasses a contemporary-style floor plan with a harmonious flow between living and entertaining spaces indoors and out. In addition, the plans include a three-bedroom guesthouse, resort-style pool and cabana, tennis court, tennis pavilion, eight-car showcase garage with office and half bathroom, horse facility, an approximately 720-square-foot accessory structure “she shed,” organic vegetable garden, animal pens and organic orchards of avocado and lemon trees. “Every conceivable luxury has been thoughtfully integrated into the conception of Casa Paloma while still offering the future homeowner unmatched freedom to customize the home according to lifestyle and tastes,” said Hanseth. “Casa Paloma represents the ultimate California dream—a chance to live surrounded by abundant beauty and nature in one of the most desirable waterfront locations in the world.” The post Inside Santa Barbara’s New 13-Acre $33.95 Million Oceanfront Compound appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

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August 17, 2021

Ha’Ikua Village, The Kona Coast’s Most Exclusive Estate Compound

Private. Secure. Protected. Rare frontage along the Pacific Ocean. These are the qualities that define a dream escape in our new world of social distancing. Ha’ikaua Village, a private residential estate set on the Kona coast of Hawai’i, brings all of this to bear in one of the most sought-after oceanfront residential offerings to hit the shores of the Big Island. Built as a “legacy estate,” this incomparable private estate and family compound is comprised of four unique homes and surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean, offering an unprecedented opportunity to essentially acquire your own peninsula. Designed, restored, remodeled, and built over a ten-year period, Haikaua Village features an incomparable primary home and three additional homes that total over 8,900 square feet with seven bedrooms. Each home is architecturally and thematically connected, surrounded by meticulously designed and maintained landscaping that truly makes you feel as if you are living in your own tropical paradise away from it all. A breathtaking setting along 600 feet of ocean shoreline frontage with 360 degrees of unobstructed oceanfront and mountain views offers a front-row seat to the stunning natural beauty of Hawai’i. Private and well protected by an offshore reef,  this one-of-a-kind property ensures exclusivity anonymity and security at the highest level — the perfect Hawai’i sanctuary. View the complete listing by Kurtis Becker of Coldwell Banker Island Properties.   The post Ha’Ikua Village, The Kona Coast’s Most Exclusive Estate Compound appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

By Alyson Pitarre

Conversation with Michael Altneu, Coldwell Banker’s New Vice President of Luxury

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August 13, 2021

Conversation with Michael Altneu, Coldwell Banker’s New Vice President of Luxury

Finding a leader who can guide one of the world’s longest-running and most successful luxury real estate marketing programs took patience and careful consideration — but the Coldwell Banker® executive team finally landed on their next vice president of luxury: Michael Altneu. Michael Altneu | Vice President of Luxury, Coldwell Banker A luxury veteran of more than 15 years, Altneu has settled into the role with ease, drawing upon his experience working in new development, technology, brokerage, design and development, public relations and creative. He has collaborated with dozens of top agents both domestically and internationally, and has a track record of driving growth through brand portfolio global expansion plans and exemplary recruitment from his time with Douglas Elliman, DBOX creative agency and REALM GLOBAL. He previously served as a co-creative director for Madison Avenue Creative. He may even look familiar to you, thanks to his appearances on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” and “Wheel of Fortune.” A New Jersey native, Altneu currently resides in Los Angeles — long considered a major U.S. luxury epicenter and “central to many global hubs and markets within the Coldwell Banker network,” he says. We recently caught up with the marketing guru/strategist virtually at his home office, where we sought answers to a range of questions from his ultimate dream home to his long-term vision for the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury What are three words that best describe you? Michael Altneu Passionate, dedicated, and determined. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury What was your first job? Michael Altneu I was a sales associate at Banana Republic in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. I miss the employee discount! Coldwell Banker Global Luxury If you were not in luxury real estate, what would you be doing? Michael Altneu I would most likely be a doctor. I’ve been an EMT since I was 17, volunteering in different capacities, and have always had a love for medicine. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Hidden talent? Michael Altneu I can give vaccination shots! Altneu has administered over 1,000 COVID-19 vaccinations to date in L.A.’s hardest hit communities as a volunteer EMT with Kedren Health. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Best advice you ever got? Michael Altneu The best advice I ever got was from my mother. I continue to get the best advice from her. She told me to work hard and stay humble, never forget to pay it forward, help others reach success, and stop thinking about the “what-ifs” and focus on “what is.” Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Greatest accomplishment? Michael Altneu Being awarded EMT of the Year by the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Knowing that my actions directly saved someone else’s life. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury What was the most valuable life lesson you were ever taught? Michael Altneu The most valuable life lesson I was ever taught was taught to me through experiences and life lessons. It was to simply live every day to the fullest for who knows what tomorrow holds. Say how you feel, let others know you love them, take the trip you’ve always wanted to take and never look back with regret. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury What does luxury mean to you? Michael Altneu If you asked me this question 18 months ago, I would have had a very different answer, one that might have been more routed in wealth. My definition of luxury has shifted, as I am sure it did for all of us. To me, luxury is the ability to partake in experiences that evoke an emotional connection of joy and happiness. It is individual in nature, ever changing, rooted in appreciation and driven by passion. It’s quite simply the ability to enjoy all aspects of life. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury What’s your ultimate dream home? Michael Altneu Without question, a Caribbean oceanfront estate! I dream of being able to wake up and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves and to walk outside every morning and see the crystal-blue waters reflecting as the sun rises and falls. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury What are you most looking forward to in your new role at Coldwell Banker? Michael Altneu I’m most looking forward to working with so many talented and industry-leading professionals across the globe. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury What are your goals for 2021 and beyond? Michael Altneu My goal for 2021 and beyond is to build on the already strong foundation that exists and strengthen our agents’ abilities in the years to come. Our clients have shown us that their priorities and definition of luxury have shifted during the pandemic, and we are tracking new trends emerging in the luxury sector. Leading the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program, my vision is clear: to innovate, to embrace creativity, to strengthen community and to be a step ahead in all that we do. The post Conversation with Michael Altneu, Coldwell Banker’s New Vice President of Luxury appeared first on Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Blog - Luxury Home & Style.

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