A grand foyer set beneath 26-foot box-beam ceilings and an elaborate chandelier makes for a dramatic entrance at this Italian-inspired Mediterranean mansion behind gates in Holmby Hills. Designed for entertaining, the 20,782 square feet of living space features elegant formal areas, a billiards room, a card room and a walnut-paneled wet bar. Two fireplaces, two private terraces, his and hers bathrooms and walk-in closets, and a gym highlight a lavish master retreat. Address: 200 Delfern Drive, Los Angeles, 90077 Price: $45 million Built: 2002 House size: 20,782 square feet, eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms Lot size: 1.21 acres Features: Two-story foyer, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, archways, hardwood and marble floors, wood-paneled office/den, formal living areas, maid's quarters, billiards room, card room, wine cellar, wet bar, master retreat with two fireplaces, two private terraces, his and hers baths, north-south tennis court, swimming pool, motor court, installed solar power About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90077 ZIP Code in August was $2.195 million based on 11 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 12.7% increase in median price compared to the previous year. Agents: Mauricio Umansky, David Parnes, James Harris and Adrienne Martz, The Agency, (424) 230-3700
The telescoping glass walls of this contemporary-style home slide away to reveal an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa set off by a backdrop of 270-degree city and ocean views. Herringbone wood floors, gallery walls and a wall fireplace done in Negro Marquina marble lend an air of refinement to the open floor plan of 4,600 square feet. Address: 8931 St. Ives Drive, Hollywood Hills West, 90069 Price: $12.995 million Built: 2015 House size: 4,600 square feet, four bedrooms, five bathrooms Lot size: 9,251 square feet Designer: Palumbo Designs Developer: Jay Belson Luxury DevelopmentSet above Sunset Strip with unobstructed views, this contemporary-style home features sliding walls of glass, a Marquina marble fireplace and an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa. Features: Fleetwood glass doors, herringbone parquet wood floors, Marquina marble fireplace and countertops, floor-to-ceiling glass, open-plan living areas, formal living/dining rooms, center-island kitchen, infinity-edge swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, 270-degree views About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90069 ZIP Code in August was $2.138 million based on 16 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 10.0% increase in median price compared to the previous year. Agents: James Harris and David Parnes, The Agency, (424) 400-5915
"Desperate Housewives" actress is looking to cash in on her longtime rental in Bel Air. Nicollette Sheridan, who played the devious Edie Britt on the hit ABC show Desperate Housewives, has put her three-bed, three-bath ranch-style home on the market for $3.395 million. Tucked away from the prying eyes of paparazzi, the home for sale in Los Angeles boasts 2,731 square feet on 1.5 acres. With Spanish paver floors, high ceilings throughout, and a beautiful cook's kitchen, the home, which was built in 1955, is a functional, peaceful oasis. Open living and dining rooms are spacious and welcoming, while the master suite includes a fireplace, oversized walk-in closets, sauna, bath with spa tub, and a private patio with an additional outdoor spa. Outside, lush, parklike grounds with rolling lawns, a large swimmer's pool, and an expansive patio area with an outdoor kitchen offer lots of space for outdoor entertaining. There's an additional living space in the charming guest house with its own street entrance. It's the perfect California getaway combined with the accessibility of metro Los Angeles. Sheridan, who has frequently been spotted as of late cavorting around town with her boyfriend, Aaron Phypers, purchased the home back in 1989. But according to the LA Times, she hasn't been spending much time here in recent years. In fact, she's been renting it out for a cool $13,500 per month. Now, that's one good-looking landlord. Images courtesy of The Agency. The listing agents are James Harris and David Parnes.
With breathtaking views of Los Angeles and a wealth of guy-friendly features, this home will make any bachelor fall completely in love. Think: infinity pool, a barbecue area, lush greenery, a home theater, a bar, and much more. $6.495 million; contact The Agency listing agents James Harris, 424-400-5915; and David Parnes, 424-400-5916
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HANCOCK PARK—With the exception of special historical districts in Angelino Heights and West Adams, Los Angeles is nearly devoid of Victorian houses. Luckily, Hancock Park is home to one of L. A.'s rare examples of the architecture style that defined the turn of the last century and it is a house uniquely tied to the history of Los Angeles.
This past week, The Agency and Giveback Homes partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles for a build day in Compton, CA. The Agency's Million Dollar Listing Stars, James Harris and David Parnes, and President and Co-founder, Billy Rose, along with Giveback Homes Founder, Blake Andrews, worked with the team to put some finishing touches on the Lopez family's home. Romeo and Aracely Lopez have been sharing a one-bedroom apartment in Huntington Park with their three children for the last six years. In their current apartment there is no place for the kids to play, with this Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) home they are looking forward to more space as well as a yard for the kids to play in. The families are not simply given a house, they have to contribute at least 500 hours of sweat equity on their home. Aracely joined the team for the day, and got her hands dirty in the projects assigned for the build. "This first build day in collaboration with The Agency is so important to us because this beautiful thing we're building is not just one home but it's a better future for this family and the start of a wonderful partnership between Giveback Homes and The Agency," said Blake, Founder, Giveback Homes. The Agency, Giveback Homes and Habitat for Humanity team spent the day painting the exterior of the house, installing insulation throughout, securing frames around the exterior windows, and caulking the seams. The insulation, which proved to be a more difficult process and required a huge team effort, was donated and made out of recycled Levi's jeans. "The experience to be able to bond with my work colleagues and friends while helping a beautiful family create their home is better than doing any deal. We are truly honored to be apart of this day," said David. James added, "it was a truly humbling and incredible experience. What a pleasure to be a part of the Giveback Homes family. As Winston Churchill once said 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'" The team ended the day with some inspiring messages on the beams of the home for the family. The Lopez's home is set to be complete in about 6 weeks.
On April 8th, Haute Residence's Power Players Under 40" panel at the second annual L.A Luxury Real Estate Summit featured The Agency's own James Harris and David Parnes. The panel was part of a larger discussion on how to be successful in California's booming real estate market. Moderator Timothy Lappin Esq., the founder and chairman of Luxury Home Group, invited discussion about James, David and other participants' roles on reality TV show Million Dollar Listing, how the show has affected their image and business and how to balance home and business life. Asked how his experiences in reality TV have affected him, James said that "it's so important to be real to who you are and to carry that message to who your clients might be." When the discussion turned to work/life balance, David emphasized that "delegation and trust is huge," saying that if he and partner James "build up a team around us,.... we're going to do tenfold the business because you're gicing the right tasks to the right people."
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Since forming their luxe realty company in 2011, the British partners have quickly risen to the top of their game. Gross sales for 2014 were over $200 million and they recently co-starred on season 7 of "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles." Recent major sales include a commercial building (home to Oscar de la Renta, Chloe and the Olsen twins' store) for $30 million, a Bel-Air development deal worth some $60 million, a Beverly Hills residence for $12.9 million, the Michael Bay house in Bel-Air for $11.45 million, and properties in London and Geneva. "Having joined The Agency, 2014 has proven a highly successful year for us," Parnes says. "Our sales are up from $150 million in 2013.