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24 The Mana of Molokai |

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raced with pristine beaches, dramatic sea cliffs, rugged landscapes and verdant rainforests, the island of Molokai has been an oasis for Hawai‘ian royalty, tycoons and naturalists alike for centuries. Now, its most iconic property, Molokai Ranch, has hit the market for a cool $260 million, presenting an unprecedented opportunity to own a legendary slice of paradise.

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an Francisco’s Hackett Mill gallery has collected and placed 20th Century artworks publicly and privately for over 30 years. This October, its highlyanticipated new gallery space opens near the SFMOMA, home to inspired collections, exhibitions and lectures.


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ur home, the San Francisco Bay Area, is a place unlike anywhere else, where scenic beauty, cutting-edge technology, world class education and diversity attract innovate minds and affluent buyers. From the finest homes, cosmopolitan living, high design and captivating destinations, GATEWAY celebrates all that our home has to offer, as well as global markets and individuals making their mark around the world. It is our great pleasure to share with you our inaugural issue of the publication, published in Fall, Winter and Spring. For our first issue, we’ve curated some of the finest properties currently on the market and profile leading design, art and architecture players globally. The journey begins in Molokai, Hawaii, where a legacy property, Molokai Ranch, has just hit the market for a cool $260 million. We talk with and showcase the stunning images of Rikki Cooke, famed National Geographic photographer—and the last descendant of the ranch’s original owners— about his connection to the land and the unprecedented opportunity to own a slice of paradise (Property Special, p.24). In London, we meet with Charlotte Robb and Alix Lawson, the design duo behind interior design and architectural powerhouse Lawson Robb, whose residential and five-star hospitality projects have left their sophisticated marks on London, Bahrain, Dubai and Botswana, to name a few (Creator, p.44). We also take an in-depth look at the alpine architecture renaissance currently underway in the resort town of Telluride, Colorado, profiling the most distinctive, head-turning properties on the market (Feature, p.52), and follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, Seattle, to see why techies, foreigners and savvy buyers are flocking to what some are calling the Silicon Forest (Focus, p.58). Closer to home, gallerists Michael Hackett and Francis Mill give us an insider’s tour of their highly-anticipated new gallery space opening next to the SFMOMA this October (Art, p.36). Later, we highlight distinctive and diverse properties in the East Bay and The Peninsula (Market Spotlight, p.64), and showcase the finest properties for sale in the Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliate network (Property Finder, p.68). Enjoy.

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Graced with pristine beaches, dramatic sea cliffs, rugged landscapes and verdant rainforests, the island of Molokai has been an oasis for Hawai‘ian royalty, tycoons and naturalists alike for centuries. Now, its most iconic property, Molokai Ranch, has hit the market for a cool $260 million, presenting an unprecedented opportunity to own a legendary slice of paradise.

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ikki Cooke describes his affinity for Molokai Ranch as intangible attachment: “There is a power to the land, what we call ‘Mana’. It has a nurturing energy. The earth is red, raw and wild on the western side of the island. It’s like blood for those of us who grew here. We were raised by Molokai.” Rikki is the last remaining Cooke on the island—his great-great grandfather, Charles M. Cooke, purchased Molokai Ranch in 1897 and the family has been on the land ever since. From the largest cattle ranch in the Hawai‘ian Islands to the epicenter of pineapple farming to present day, his family has been a steward of the land. “The ranch was passion for my family. They opened the Royal School which educated the royal family, started

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50 companies including the Bank of Hawaii and C&H Sugar, we’ve tended the land and preserved it,” says Cooke. “Its quiet strength and hidden beauty always brings me back to here.” Cooke returned with his family to the island in 1992, after 22 years traveling the world as a photographer with National Geographic. “I’ve lived all around the world and no other place connects to the core of my being,” he reflects. Cooke notes that not only is Molokai the center island of the Hawai‘ian chain, it is also the spiritual center. “The island has never been conquered. It was home to the royals and the birthplace of hula. It remains the spiritual core of Hawai‘i to this day,” says Cooke. Molokai rises from the Pacific Ocean between O‘ahu and Maui just north of Lana‘i and is one of the most pristine islands in the Hawai‘ian archipelago. Known as the “Friendly Isle” for its slow pace, rural style, and rich Hawai‘ian culture. The island itself was formed by three separate volcanoes, as evidenced by Molokai’s environmental diversity compressed within its small land area. Located on the island’s western end, Molokai Ranch encompasses numerous land parcels with an estimated aggregate area of approximately 55,575 acres and over 20

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miles of coastline. For the first time in history, this large-scale offering is available on the open market to be acquired through a single transaction. The successful new owner of Molokai Ranch will be among the top 10 largest landowners throughout the State of Hawai‘i, including former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who, in a single sweeping real estate deal in 2014, purchased 97 percent of the island of Lana‘i, reportedly 87,000 of the island’s 90,000 acres. The acquisition of Molokai Ranch promises an enduring legacy—the privacy and sense of authentic Hawai‘i are preserved, while world-class amenities are easily accessible, including the major urban center of Honolulu and the more populated islands within 30 minutes via private or commercial air services.

Living Legacy Lands that eventually became part of Molokai Ranch were assigned as part of the Great Mahele, Hawai‘i’s land division of 1848. In 1859, King Kamehameha IV established a sheep ranch on the west end at Kaluako‘i. His brother, High Chief Kapuāiwa gained title to the land that is now encompassed by Molokai Ranch when he became King Kamehameha V in 1863, and he expanded this holding through acquisition of more land and addition of other types of livestock. Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani inherited the land on Molokai from King Kamehameha V upon his death. When she died in 1883, the property passed on to Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the Kamehameha dynasty. Princess Pauahi’s inheritance excluded the land of Kaluako‘i in West Molokai, as these were granted to her husband, Charles Bishop, in 1875. 28


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In 1897, Charles M. Cooke, son of the early missionary teacher, Amos Starr Cooke, along with a group of Honolulu businessmen, purchased 70,000 acres of land in fee simple from the trustees of Princess Pauahi’s estate. The business group leased another 30,000 acres from the Hawai‘ian government. In 1898, the businessmen started American Sugar Company Limited on Molokai. In 1908, Charles M. Cooke acquired 100% interest in the fee simple lands and subsequently established Molokai Ranch. George P. Cooke, son of Charles M. Cooke, succeeded his father to become the manager of Molokai Ranch. Under George P. Cooke, Molokai Ranch progressed through cattle grazing, sweet potato, and wheat crops. When

MAUNALOA TOWN

the Ranch began producing honey, Molokai became the world’s largest producer of honey from 1910 to 1937. By 1923, the Libby, McNeil & Libby Company had begun raising pineapple in the Maunaloa area on lands leased from Molokai Ranch. 29


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They continued until the operations were sold to the Dole Corporation in 1972. Del Monte, then known as California Packing Corporation, arrived in 1927 and made their headquarters at Kualapu‘u. They soon commenced large-scale pineapple cultivation, mostly on land leased from Molokai Ranch. Dole ceased its Molokai operations in 1976. Del Monte phased out its operations in the mid-1980s. In the early 1970s, Molokai Ranch, then owned by the Cooke family, entered into a partnership with Louisiana Land and Exploration Company for the development of the Kaluako‘i Hotel and Resort. After initial success, the cash requirements of these investments led to the eventual sale of Molokai Ranch stock to Brierley Investments Limited (later to become BIL International Limited), who became the sole stockholder in 1987. At that time, Molokai Ranch consisted of approximately 52,000 acres. The Kaluako‘i Hotel, under separate ownership, closed in 2000. In October 2001, BIL International, on behalf of Molokai Ranch, reacquired 6,300 acres on the southwest corner of Molokai. In December 2001, Molokai Ranch acquired the land holdings of Kukui (Molokai), Inc., that included the abandoned Kaluako‘i Hotel, the Kaluako‘i Golf Course, and the undeveloped lands of the resort area. The golf course was renovated and re-opened in 2004 and closed in 2008. The hotel, golf course and most of the common facilities have yet to be re-opened. Under the current ownership, not much has changed in recent years. While Molokai Ranch has continued to engage in active cattle ranching and utilities operations, reopening the Kaluako‘i Hotel and Resort operations has not been a priority. Today, Cooke has a hopeful outlook for the Ranch’s new owners: “I want a family like ours to buy this ranch. It’s a fantastic, largescale ranch unlike any other on the islands. I hope the owners create a relationship with the land. We have an expression here that rings true. 'If you love the land, it will love you back’.” G Molokai Ranch is listed with Scott Carvill, Principal Broker of Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty, listed for $260,000,000 scott@carvillsir.com | 808.263.5900

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FIND AN OASIS From pristine beaches to jaw-dropping cliffs to rural townships, discover our top destinations and landmarks of Molakai Ranch throughout this feature story. NA‘IWA | Located along the northern shore of Molokai, Nā‘iwa is the starting point of the world’s tallest sea cliffs. Adjacent to these dramatic seaside cliffs is prime pastureland that was used for Molokai Ranch’s prized bulls. KAUPOA BAY | Kaupoa Bay has been a vacation spot for generations of Molokai Ranch owners and employees. This beautiful bay is the ideal location for a dream beachfront estate. KAMAKOU FOREST | The ranch's diversity is complemented by its large parcels in the upcountry forests of Kamakou Preserve, protected by conservation easement, and is an example of the Ranch’s dedication to preserving Molokai’s ecosystem. MAUNALOA TOWN | A former pineapple plantation town in 1923, operations were phased out in the 1980s and cattle were restocked. Maunaloa Town became the site of Molokai Ranch headquarters. KALUAKO‘I RESORT | Kaluako‘i Resort and the surrounding 18-hole golf course is a prime oceanfront hotel/resort site. It has been non-operational since 2008. SOUTH SHORE BEACHES | Along Molokai’s south shore, from La‘au point to Kaunakakai, lie miles of secluded beaches that can be privately accessed through Molokai Ranch property.

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A TALE OF two

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Diverse, charming and in demand, Mill Valley is one of Marin’s most sought after enclaves. We catch up with Julie Casady, a top-producing agent in the region, to discuss how a small town feel combined with worldclass, cosmopolitan living attracts San Franciscans over the bridge.

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estled in a verdant valley just below Mount Tamalpais and lined by the lapping shores of the Richardson Bay, Mill Valley offers the best of Marin living—it’s a diverse town with an array of residents, architecture and lifestyles. From the leafy, tightly knit suburbs close to downtown, to the private hillside retreats overlooking the valley, there is a home type for everyone and Julie Casady will help you find it.

Casady has sold numerous homes over her twenty-plus year career in the community. Drawn to Mill Valley’s quaint charm, rugged landscapes and quality of life, her clients seek her out not only for her expertise, but for her ultimate value add: she’s a designer at heart. Casady approaches real estate, and her clients, wearing two hats—realtor and designer. Her talent draws from a long design-driven career in interiors, fashion and styling—skills she utilizes in preparing a home for sale and a vision lent to buyers when conceptualizing the design of their new digs. This summer, Casady had two simultaneous listings reflective of the duality of Mill Valley living, a true tale of two cities. One home, 61 Catalpa, offered period architecture and in-town living within walking distance of schools, boutiques and fine dining. The other residence, 411 Wellesley, was a completely private, mid-century home perched atop a secluded hillside overlooking Tam Valley. Both sellers were moving towards retirement and downsizing, while both buyers were young families moving from San Francisco. The properties couldn’t be more different from one another, yet Casady managed to update, stage, market and sell both simultaneously to a similar demographic—both above asking price. To borrow a favorite from Casady, it was a “fierce” summer, in all the best ways.

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SPACES The swiftness of sales and the seemingly endless streams of

people exiting the city and Silicon Valley keep us on our toes.

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SPACES SYCAMORE PARK SANCTUARY 61 Catalpa, originally built in 1907, is an Edwardian home with carriage house located in the leafy Sycamore Park purchased by seller Suzanne in 1978. At the time, it was a one-story home and the community was nowhere near as sophisticated as it is now; its popularity has grown at warp speed, regularly voted one of the top ten most desirable small towns in California. “This particular slice of small town Marin is idyllic—an eclectic group of much loved homes on tree lined streets whose sale prices continue to break records. The swiftness of sales and the seemingly endless streams of people exiting the city and Silicon Valley keep us on our toes,” says Casady. To prepare the 1,862 square foot, four bedroom, three bathroom home for market, Casady advised the seller to spend $40,000 on updating the property. The six-week process overseen by Casady included new landscaping, freshly painted interiors and exteriors (wainscoting and stained casework were painted bright white), new kitchen appliances, updated counters and bathrooms, new lighting and fixtures inside and out, and full staging. The home sold in six days, over asking price, at $1.9 million in cash—a final selling price realized of $400,000 more than if the six weeks of preparation and upgrades had not been done. Casady notes the buyers moved north across the Golden Gate looking for an intimate community to settle in and build their family. Walkability to town, easy access to San Francisco (about 20 minutes), and a highly ranked local education system were of course at the top of their must have list.

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HILLSIDE HIDEAWAY 411 Wellesley was built in 1951 to capitalize on privacy, indoor/outdoor living and panoramic valley views with four bedrooms (two masters), three bathrooms and 3,052 square feet of living space. The sellers, Janet and Deborah, are a graphic designer and food photographer who both enjoyed the ability to work from home and made the space their sanctuary. This particular area of the Tam Valley neighborhood feels entirely removed from the bustle and density of downtown Mill Valley yet is minutes from everything. “You could hear a pin drop, it was so peaceful and private,” notes Casady. “The simple, spacious floor plan of the home was perfect for a growing family. A central brick courtyard, gardens and barbecue pergola area maximized outdoor living, while a classic, streamlined kitchen designed by the owner set the culinary stage.” Casady had the home’s interiors stylistically repainted, refinished the hardwood floors, updated landscaping with native California flora and added new glass panel entry doors to create a clear sight path from the foyer through to the inner courtyard. The result: multiple offers, fast close, selling at $1.8 million in cash. The buyers were a family with two teenage girls wanting great schools, a peaceful compound-like property with simple lines and an open floor plan with outdoor space. A 10 minutes’ drive to San Francisco, the home was a perfect match. G Julie Casady, Realtor at Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty | j.casady@ggsir.com I 415.246.3200 35


Decades Making in the

Francis Mill and Michael Hackett, owners of San Francisco’s Hackett Mill gallery, have collected and placed 20th and 21st Century artworks publicly and privately for over 30 years. This October, their highly-anticipated new gallery space opens near the SFMOMA, home to inspired collections, exhibitions and lectures.

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allerists Michael Hackett and Francis Mill of Hackett Mill present a respected vision to the Bay Area’s artistic community. Hackett Mill makes its new home this October at 145 Natoma Street in San Francisco. Located next door to the SFMOMA in a building the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, John King, calls an “idiosyncratic gem,” the new space abandons the traditional gallery model of separated areas for exhibitions, offices and a back room, and is instead boldly and unapologetically open throughout. The way the space embraces and showcases art is more reflective of co-owners Hackett and Mill’s philosophy of living with and experiencing art daily. An area of personal passion for Hackett and Mill is the Bay Area Figurative Movement (1950-1965) led by David Park. Their gallery is the exclusive representative of the Estate of David Park and recently began the important task of creating Park’s catalogue raisonné. Having placed more than 200 paintings and works on paper, the upcoming Park retrospective at the SFMOMA will be a noteworthy culmination of many years of scholarly curation, study and collection building for the gallery. The gallery’s dedication to the movement also includes showcasing the works of Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Manuel Neri, Nathan Oliveira, Paul Wonner and William Theophilus Brown. Another area of focus is Abstract Expressionism. Through thoughtful research, curation and placement of works by artists including Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner, Kazuo Shiraga and Robert Motherwell, among others, the gallery offers a platform for unique, historical juxtapositions. These dialogues are of significance to Hackett and Mill, as they personally identify with the struggle an artist encounters when they circumvent the expected conventional trends of the status quo. Along with Park, the gallery represents David Beck, Manuel Neri, Masatoyo Kishi, Raimonds Staprans and Brian Wall and the estates of Robert Schwartz and Frank Lobdell. In the following pages, we highlight works featured in the new gallery, opening October 26. Michael Hackett | Francis Mill

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37 Frank Lobdell – 27 October 1949 (detail), 92.75 x 78 in, 1949, oil on canvas


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Conrad Marca-Relli – L-R-8-57 (detail), 55.5 x 64.75 in, 1957, painted collage

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Howard Hodgkin – Navy Blue (detail), 27 x 31 in, 2002-04, oil on wood

Frank Lobdell – 27 October 1949, 92.75 x 78 inches, 1949, oil on canvas Artists experimenting in the mid-20th Century were pushing the boundaries of traditional painting in many directions. One of the most significant moves was that the canvas becomes architecture—meaning the scale and imagery intruded into the viewer’s space. Frank Lobdell builds on this concept while also reflecting on an important trait of this period’s art making—the personal and unconscious expression. The presence of Clyfford Still is evident as well as the color theories of Hans Hofmann. The iconography Lobdell develops here in 1947, while he was studying on the GI Bill at the California School of Fine Art (now SFAI), became the architectural structure for much of the following decades. Conrad Marca-Relli – L-R-8-57, 55.5 x 64.75 inches, 1957, painted collage Conrad Marca-Relli pushed the boundaries of Abstract Expressionism through his devotion to the medium of collage. Until this time, collage was relegated to an intimate small-scale endeavor, often executed on a table or board within arms reach (think of Kurt Schwitters at the beginning of the century). Marca-Relli made collage on a monumental scale and achieved the “all-around” treatment of the picture plane. Hierarchical space within the picture plane was eliminated so the forms could be read across the same plane, all while co-existing in the viewer’s space. A good example is the large Marca-Relli collage, The Battle, that hangs next to Jackson Pollock’s drip painting, Autumn Rhythm, at the Metropolitan Museum.

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Raimonds Staprans – Empty Evening Docks (detail), 36 x 48 in, 2015, oil on canvas

Masatoyo Kishi – Opus No. 60-145 (detail), 48 x 48 in, 1960, oil on canvas

Masatoyo Kishi – Opus No. 60-145, 48 x 48 inches, 1960, oil on canvas Masatoyo Kishi is evidence of how wrong certain art critics were in assessing Abstract Expressionism. During 1950s and 60s America, influences and ideas crossed geographic and cultural boundaries. Nevertheless, the history books placed mainly the white male artists on the mantel of Abstract Expressionism. Just study the varied methods of gestural paint application through Kishi’s hands and perhaps we can see dialogues with many familiar passages in the canons of Abstract Expressionism. Howard Hodgkin – Navy Blue, 27 x 31 inches, 2002-04, oil on wood Hodgkin is a major force in 20th Century painting and he continues to be discovered by the most seasoned admirers of 20th Century abstraction. His paintings are an honest and raw introduction to a personal emotion unfolding in physical space. Understanding Hodgkin is a journey in how our own feelings and emotions can create empathy. Paul Wonner – Untitled (Two Seated Women in Interior), 18 x 12 inches, 1963, watercolor, graphite Paul Wonner, like his contemporaries David Park, Richard Diebenkorn and Manuel Neri, was labeled as a Bay Area Figurative artist. Though it was a highly significant movement comprising artists who had the guts to go against the tides of Abstract Expressionism, these artists were painters first. They vigorously fought to understand paint as much as their abstract contemporaries but wished to do it on their own terms. Through their figurative subjects, they achieved a personal virtuosity with abstract principles. As they capture a sense of the light, form and pattern, we connect to the European lineage of Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard, while clearly witnessing the familiar light of California. G Hackett Mill, 145 Natoma Street Suite 400, San Francisco, California 94105 art@hackettmill.com I 415.362.3377 I HackettMill.com

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Paul Wonner – Untitled (Two Seated Women in Interior) (detail), 18 x 12 in, 1963, watercolor, graphite

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How does the most prolific real estate team in Marin County history do it—year after year and for so many years? We decided to ask them... How long have you been practicing real estate in Marin County? Lydia: 24 years. Magda: I joined the team in 2015. Bill: 35 years. How long have you been working as a team? Lydia: Bill and I began working together over 20 years ago. How did your team get started? Lydia: Bill referred a Tiburon listing to me, but I said I wouldn’t take it unless we co-listed. It worked so well we never stopped. Some teams don’t work very well for long—why has yours?

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Lydia: Another requirement we consider imperative is administrative support. It’s easy to find assistants but not easy to find a good one. Sue Southwood is licensed and has been with us for five years. It would be impossible for us to transact the volume of business we do each year without her. Anything else? Bill: Yes, two things. A business development baseline is essential to ensure a minimum level of production every year. For us, it was direct mailing, but there are many different business development techniques—our advice is to try one or two that best suit your personality(ies), then continually focus on them, even when you’re busy. Lydia: And they can change with the market. Magda joined us a couple of years ago to do our social media, and has already integrated into operations. She’s a significant part of our business now. Bill: Every team needs to have a renewal factor, and that’s what Magda provides—a younger perspective. I’m not a millennial, so with Magda on board now, we have an interface with an important generation that we didn’t before. You said there were two things. What’s the second? Bill: The last thing is—and I know this is overused, but Lydia and I really believe it and have based 20 years of our business on it—the most important principle is that everything has to be about the client’s experience. When people deal with us, we want them to have the best customer experience they’ve ever had, and not just in the real estate transaction, but in any transaction. Recently, Lydia and I attended a meeting in Sonoma. A man came up to me and introduced himself as one of Lydia’s and my previous clients, with whom we had lost contact. As he was telling me how he and his wife had never forgotten us because of the great job we did for them, I suddenly realized that they owned the Tiburon listing that I had referred to Lydia all those 20 years ago. We had come full circle. It made me realize that that’s the effect Lydia and I want to have on every transaction we do. We want to be unforgettable. G

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Telluride has it all: scenic beauty, world-class culture, low density and some of the finest properties in the state. Colorado’s renowned mountain resort is also home to a surging real estate market and an architectural renaissance of alpine home design.

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t’s a truly remarkable time to discover the wonder of Telluride, Colorado as the region continues to emerge as one of the greatest mountain resorts in North America.

“Telluride offers that rare assemblage of staggering natural beauty, rich history, world-class recreational opportunities and vibrant cultural offerings that captivate the most discriminating travelers from around the globe,” says Bill Fandel, VP and Managing Broker, Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty. Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards has continued to honor Telluride consecutively year-to-year in the top rankings for beauty, skiing, small-town culture, food and more. Despite all this well-deserved recognition, Telluride and the newer Town of Mountain Village remain among the best-kept secrets amid competing resort communities nationwide. Telluride’s spectacular natural surroundings, rich history and relative isolation make the area a treasure among savvy and sophisticated travelers, both domestically and internationally. Internationally-acclaimed events such as the Telluride Film Festival, Telluride

“Paradiso” listed with Bill Fandel for $29,500,000

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Berman Buckskin Ranch listed with Bill Fandel for $34,500,000

Jazz Celebration, Mountainfilm and Telluride Bluegrass Festival continue to inspire a diverse world of visitors on an annual basis. And the region is home to a vast array of non-profit organizations, such as the Telluride Foundation, whose mission focuses upon improving the quality of life for residents and visitors through targeted philanthropy and volunteer efforts. From a real estate perspective, the Telluride market saw a surge in the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017, with gross sales volume up 47% YTD over this time last year. Notable sales of larger single-family homes in Mountain Village, complemented by the dynamic selling activity of condominiums, penthouses and townhomes in the core areas of both downtown Telluride and Mountain Village, drove momentum in the market. Over the last 30 years the Telluride Region has been on the leading edge of an architectural movement originating within the mountain resorts of the West. Borrowing from the rugged mining vernacular of the San Juan mountains, locally-based architects were soon recognized on a national level for their use of rich and rustic materials that are blended seamlessly with cleaner lines, natural light and open floor plans. Their work helped shape a trend in design known as “Mountain Modern.� The quality of design and construction found within the Telluride region rivals any found throughout the most sophisticated markets of the world. Evermore accomplished building companies, interior designers and local artisans employ the very latest technologies, materials, finishes and furnishings to deliver projects of the most exacting standards for discerning clients.

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FEATURES From glass and steel hideaways, to rustic stone lodges, to a Japanese farmhouse-inspired residence, we take a closer look at the finest head-turning homes on the market and the design-driven creators behind Telluride’s architectural movement. The ultimate modern alpine estate, “Paradisio” is gracefully sited on a dramatic 35 acre property and is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture. Overlooking a reflective pond mirroring views of the towering cirque of rolling meadows and 14,000 foot peaks that surround the property, the home’s soaring spaces showcase sophisticated mountain living. The home’s creation was a remarkable collaboration between its owners and some of the most talented professionals in the world of architecture, interior design and construction, including architect Eric Cummings.

“Paradiso” listed with Bill Fandel for $29,500,000

“With a more contemporary aesthetic, there are fewer details and materials with each one having a louder voice in the overall composition. The quality of detailing ideas and execution becomes that much more important,” says Cummings. “The longer it takes to notice an imperfection, the better the design and quality of construction.” List price: $29,500,000. The dramatic stone residence of ‘’Villa Montagna’’ is inspired by the finest villas of the Dolomites and Tuscany. It is the most authentic example of traditional Italian alpine design in the Telluride region. Set high upon a knoll-top at the end of a private road with direct trailside ski access, the home offers sweeping views of mountain peaks, spruce and aspen forests and the contiguous groomed ski trails of the Telluride Ski Resort. Borne of decades of travel and collecting throughout the European countryside, the property’s custom-quarried stone, tumbled brick, antique marble, centuries-old fixtures, timbers and flooring were all imported from Italy. List price: $12,750,000.

“Villa Montagna” listed with Bill Fandel for $29,500,000

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FEATURES The iconic modern residence at 404 East Columbia Avenue was designed by worldrenowned architect John Pawson, offering truly inspired minimalism in a dramatic alpine setting. The collaboration between seller and architect was Pawson’s first commission within the U.S. and timelessly showcases the architect’s attentive focus on space, proportion, light and materials, while simultaneously capturing the rugged vernacular of Telluride’s rich Victorian mining era.

404 East Columbia Avenue listed with Bill Fandel for $5,995,000

Occupying two corner lots in a highly sought-after location within the town’s national historic district, the home’s clean lines and soaring light-filled spaces gracefully frame the surrounding mountains, while lush landscaping and an elevated private deck offer the ideal place to savor the setting. For the discriminating collector of iconic architecture. List price: $5,995,000.

Among the most sought-after ski properties within Mountain Village, 110 Palmyra Drive is a beautifully handcrafted stone estate reminiscent of a Tuscan farmhouse or Hill Country ranch. Artfully combining rich antique oak timbers with rugged imported sandstone, the home’s interiors are warmly accented with long-leaf pine, clear-grain fir, rough-sawn flooring and tumbled brick. Decorative ironwork and custom-made doors and windows showcase timeless craftsmanship throughout. Large entertaining rooms, multiple guest suites and gourmet kitchen feature a total of eight fireplaces. The home’s rich interior was expanded since its original sale by roughly 3,000 square feet to now include a wine cellar, media room, ski/fitness room, recreation area with bar, additional guest suites and outdoor lounge area with fire pit. List price: $9,375,000.

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222 San Joaquin Road listed with Bill Fandel for $7,995,000

Nestled towering spruce trees directly trailside on the Telluride Ski Resort, 222 San Joaquin Road is a bespoke-crafted residence inspired by traditional Japanese farmhouse architecture. Its signature massive beams, wood joinery, sliding shoji doors and extensive detail and workmanship were designed by architect Michael Fuller and interior designer Andrea Jovine. Fuller and Jovine’s design concepts employ the principles of Feng Shui combined with the timeless craftsmanship of hand tools shaping rare and rugged imported materials. Hand-hewn fir timbers, sourced from a Japanese temple, frame awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks, while clean interior lines, created with rich hardwoods, plaster, limestone and quarried rock from China, create a dramatic yet tranquil retreat. List price: $7,995,000. G These distinctive properties are listed with Bill Fandel, VP, Managing Broker at Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty. bill.fandel@sothebysrealty.com | 970.708.4141

222 San Joaquin Road listed with Bill Fandel for $7,995,000

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SILICON FOREST Techies, foreigners and savy buyers alike are all following the yellow brick road to Seattle—the Emerald City—lured by growth, the arts and natural beauty to boot.

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Seattle’s economic prosperity and love for the arts has fostered more cultural offerings per capita than any other U.S. city. It’s home to the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Art Museum, numerous performance halls and two new professional sports stadiums drawing dedicated fans of the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders and of course the Seattle Mariners. Additionally, popular attractions like Seattle Center and Pike Place Market, one of the nation’s largest and longest running public markets, draw more than 10 million visitors annually. Most notable are the celebrity chefs of renowned restaurants, scores of music lounges (the home to Nirvana,

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2619 200th Ave SE, Sammamish, listed with Jay Kipp for $1,878,000

Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam and Modest Mouse) and of course, more coffee shops on a given corner than any other city its size. Some of the world’s most famous names in business have made their home on the shores of Lake Washington, including the founders of Microsoft, Starbucks and Costco, to name a few. A short cruise along Medina’s waterfront on the Eastside, in from of Denny-Blaine’s lakefront or pretty much anywhere around Mercer Island, will reveal numerous family compounds of a global scale—some so private they were designed not to reveal anything at all. Good hedges.

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Among the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Seattle is home to an abundance of urban corporate campuses and the majority of Seattle’s job growth, drawing in residents who want the convenience of a “live, work, play” lifestyle. Many locals within the tech industry are attracted to the long-urbanized downtown


FOCUS areas where high-rises and mid-rise developments are found, along with the highest prices per square foot in the city. Some say Seattle has become the Manhattan of the West Coast. It has all the right attributes including a landlocked existence, an established economic base, a vibrant cultural scene, and natural surroundings that make people want to be a part of it. The diverse economy is drawing some of the brightest minds from around the world already. Seattle’s anatomy is what makes it special—the heart of a small town but the mind of a global city destined for greatness. Ultimately, it’s Seattle’s unmistakable spirit of place that makes the Emerald City glimmer. San Francisco Bay Area residents are increasingly following the yellow brick road, so to speak, thanks to the tech effect; some have already coined the city “Silicon Forest.” Both cities share a likeminded sensibility, as Seattle and San Francisco are both driven by thriving tech industries. Though Seattle is starting to face the rising cost of housing that the Bay Area has already experienced, it is still relatively affordable in comparison. The impact of the tech boom is undeniable in the city’s well-diversified economy with multiple corporations fostering a healthy level of competition and innovation. Seattle’s population is growing quickly and the city added more people in 2016 than all of King County’s suburbs combined. Gene Balk, Seattle Times columnist, reports that the century-old trend of King County suburbs growing at faster rate than the city of Seattle, has reversed. Last year the city added 20,847 people

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BOUTIQUE BOUND

WHERE TO DINE

- Totokaelo Totokaelo.com

- The Barking Frog WillowsLodge.com - Canlis Canlis.com - Salare SalareRestaurant.com

CULTURE VULTURE - Seattle Art Museum SeattleArtMuseum.org - Chihuly Garden & Glass ChihulyGardenAndGlass.com - Olympic Sculpture Park SeattleArtMuseum.org

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- Watson Kennedy WatsonKennedy.com - Marios Marios.MitchellStores.com

WASHINGTON WINE - Delille Cellars DelilleCellars.com - Quilceda Creek QuilcedaCreek.com

LOCAL GETAWAYS - Salish Lodge SalishLodge.com - The Lodge on Vashon LodgesOnVashon.com - The Inn at Langley InnAtLangley.com


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8809 Fauntleroy Wy SE, Seattle, listed with Jay Kipp for $1,895,000

Contemporary Dusk - 2058 250th Place NE, Sammamish, listed with Jay Kipp for $2,300,000

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One of the most desirable locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Peninsula has it all—luxurious residences, access to nature, top-ranked schools and universities, Silicon Valley at its doorstep, diversity and cosmopolitan living. We take a closer look at three distinctive properties currently on the white-hot market.

Chic Coastal Contemporary This one-of-a-kind, newly finished, custom retreat in coastal Montara features an open concept great room and kitchen with high ceilings and transom windows. Other highlights include a luxurious bathroom with large dual-fixture shower, interior laundry closet with Asko appliances, large bedroom with double full-wall-length closets, radiant heated porcelain floors and a modern metal roof. An attached garage/ annex includes 10 foot high roll up doors, an electric car charging outlet, cable and Ethernet outlets, and a high-gloss epoxy floor treatment. There is also a detached studio, ideal for wine storage or tasting. 226 7th Street, Montara, California is listed with Marian Bennett of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty for $1,450,000.

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Legacy Estate Stately, completely private and eco-friendly, this sprawling property presents a rare opportunity to have it all. A circa 1885 home on a completely level lot of approximately 1.85 acres with undeniable privacy, this property is just a three minutes’ drive or nine minutes’ walk to downtown. One of the five largest Atherton residential lots between Middlefield and El Camino Real, the well-maintained residence includes a four story guest tower. 151 Laurel Street, Atherton, California is listed with Jakki Harlan of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty for $9,988,000

Private Oasis Luxury and refined elegance are found in every detail of this home, including elaborate crown mouldings, natural stone finishes and extensive use of hardwood flooring and custom cabinets. The floor plan is designed for family living or entertaining, including a gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite, library/office, theatre room, gym and wine cellar. The private grounds include a pool house, swimming pool and spa, bocce ball court, six-hole putting green, built-in barbecue, and guest house. 83 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Atherton, California is listed with Annette Smith of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty for $9,998,000

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EAST BAY City views, leafy neighborhoods and unquestionably the best climate in the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay is attracting savvy buyers from Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Direct access to increasingly popular Oakland, the cultural hub of Berkeley and thousands of acres of open space, the East Bay is where it’s at. We profile a selection of distinctive homes currently on the market.

Upper Rockridge Contemporary Designed for entertaining, this new Upper Rockridge contemporary home features open spaces with walls of glass looking out on San Francisco and the bay. The floor plan has been designed for easy indoor/outdoor flow for formal and informal entertaining. Architectural highlights include a grand entrance through the 12 foot tall by five foot wide cedar front door. The open design of this two level home features a floating stairway that leads to the master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main level boasts a great room with 22 foot ceiling and matching wall of windows on both sides with sliding glass doors that open to two separate courtyards. One of these courtyards features a waterfall with multi-color lighting and adjustable water temperature that is controlled by a mobile app. 6339 Contra Costa Road, Oakland, California is listed with Michael Thompson of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty for $2,750,000

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Garden Retreat Nestled in Orinda’s Sleepy Hollow neighborhood, this custom home is situated on over 1.34 acres. Renowned interior designer Michael Taylor, the inventor of the “California style,” custom designed the interiors of the home using Travertine, natural fabrics, and stone in a muted color palette. Panoramic views extend from the peaks of Mt. Diablo in the east all the way to Mt. Tamalpais in the west. The backyard is an entertainer’s dream with pool and spa, open to party room with indoor/outdoor bar, fireplace, and exposed beam ceiling. Walls of windows and French doors on three sides expand the entertaining space out onto the wraparound balcony with custom designed planters.

99 Tappan Lane, Orinda, California is listed with Lauren Holloway of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty for $2,777,000

Mediterranean Villa This timeless villa boasts superior craftsmanship throughout with over 4,900 square feet of interior living space, soaring coffered ceilings, romantic arches, acacia hardwood floors and grand gourmet kitchen. The residence features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and one half bathroom, a home theater with separate entrance, yoga room and family room. The villa is surrounded by mature trees providing plenty of privacy and serenity. The rich history, location and award-winning school district makes Piedmont a highly desirable area to live in California. 5 Maxwelton Road, Piedmont, California is listed with Chimere Washington of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty for $2,599,000

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Timeless Paradise Tiburon, California The romance of the old world lives at this waterfront villa in Tiburon. Cascading down a hillside met by soft lapping waves of Tiburon’s eastern shore, this nearly 6,700 square foot estate evokes the grandeur of Italian and French villa living. Completely bespoke and built as a labor of love by its owners and architect Sandy Walker, the sprawling villa features a plethora of antique design elements including 200+ year old handmade terracotta tiles, an imported 18th Century limestone staircase from the Loire Valley, reclaimed Italian hardwood floors, a horse trough turned fountain from San Remy, Provence, 400-year old roof tiles from Italy and France, and three limestone fireplaces dating to the 17th and 18th centuries. Bay views abound, enjoyed from nearly every room, as well as multiple outdoor seating areas, and a sandy beach complete with a pier. Billiard room, library, separate guest quarters and rustic wine cellar with tasting room further add to the villa’s allure.

Bill Bullock & Lydia Sarkissian Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.517.7720 | l.sarkissian@ggsir.com CalBRE #00837358 | 3560Paradise.com

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Newly Renovated in Ross Ross, California This meticulously rebuilt property—unoccupied since the January 2017 completion—on Lagunitas Road is located on a gated, verdant acre of park-like grounds. The approximately 6,000 square foot residence offers serene privacy and ample entertaining space. The home comprises three levels with four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The main level features formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen—fitted with double Sub Zero refrigerators, an 8-burner Viking range with dual ovens, full butler’s pantry adjacent to dining room, and dual Miele dishwashers—and an adjoining family room, breakfast room and sun room flooded with natural light. For sale at $10,500,000, or lease at $30,000 per month with option to buy. Seller willing to carry finance.

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Kilham Farm Nicasio, California In the beautiful green, rolling hills of Nicasio Valley, lies the Kilham Farm, 62 acres, and the premier equestrian facility for hunter/ jumper riders at every level. Bordered by creeks, ponds and nearby trails, the farm provides the relaxing environment for the active show jumper, the competitive “A-Circuit” rider, and the weekend casual rider. This world-class facility features three beautiful arenas, the all-weather covered arena, spacious outdoor sand arena, and the Grand Prix field, fully equipped with water jump, banks and a grob. Three beautiful barns, with rubber-matted stalls and automatic water providers, wash racks with hot and cold water, grooming areas and beautiful tack rooms. Barn stabling, large paddocks with stalls, and everything you ever wanted—for you, and your horses.

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Artful Japanese Living Tiburon, California Extraordinary fusion of traditional Japanese architecture and 21st Century contemporary American luxury and technology surrounded by spectacular gardens, acres of forested open space and panoramic San Francisco Bay views. Featured in numerous architectural books and magazines, this private, multi-level estate with its warmth, elegance and poetic simplicity immediately transports residents and guests from the hectic pace of modernday life to a world of soothing beauty and tranquility. Authentic Japanese style mortise, tenon and dove tail joinery, twenty different types of wood and timber intricately handcrafted in ceilings, floors, walls, cabinetry, plastered walls of lime, straw and earth, sliding shoji paper doors, bamboo reed windows, hardwood decks, and majestic gabled roofs with hand-cut copper shingles combine with sophisticated American style.

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$6,500,000 74


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Rare Waterfront Oasis San Rafael, California This waterfront estate in San Rafael offers grand living on an unparalleled scale with approximately 14,675 sq. ft. of interior space, and bay views from nearly every room. Privately located near the end of Bay Way, a gated drive leads to a motor court and porte-cochere. The sprawling home is entered through a double-height foyer off the main gallery which runs the length of main level, featuring expansive living, dining and entertaining areas, a gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, breakfast room and sitting area, and two en suite guest rooms. The lower level is an entertainer’s paradise with a recreation/billiard room, lounge area, bedroom and 46 foot indoor pool.

Bill Bullock & Lydia Sarkissian Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.517.7720 | l.sarkissian@ggsir.com CalBRE #00837358 | 360BayWay.com

$6,195,000 75


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Silicon Valley Estate Los Altos Hills, California Resort-like estate in one of Silicon Valley’s exclusive residential communities. Stunning grounds. Designed for entertaining on a corporate or personal level. Indoor swimming pool with retractable roof, massage room, sauna, theatre, wine room. Freestanding office. Easy access to San Francisco and San Jose airports make the home a perfect West Coast hub.

Michael Dreyfus/Dreyfus Group Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 650.485.3476 | m.dreyfus@ggsir.com CalBRE #01121795 | DreyfusHomes.com/LosAltosHills

$68,000,000 76


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Post Modern Masterpiece Woodside, California Post modern masterpiece designed by Ettore Sottsass for David Kelley, founder of IDEO and Stanford’s Design School. Built to challenge your sense of convention while still providing an intimate and functional dwelling. Home + guest house + state-of-the-art equestrian center. 4.93 acres.

Michael Dreyfus/Dreyfus Group Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 650.485.3476 | m.dreyfus@ggsir.com CalBRE #01121795 | 1250Canada.com

$14,995,000 77


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Pebble Beach Oceanfront Estate Pebble Beach, California Privately situated on Pescadero Point, this landmark home is one of 31 rarely available waterfront properties in Pebble Beach. This iconic oceanfront estate offers stunning views from every room. Offering 4 ocean view suites, including an expansive master suite with a dressing lounge and sitting room, this gracious residence is bathed in natural light. The home is designed for the best of indoor/outdoor living, offering vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, a chef’s dream kitchen, multiple living and dining areas for intimate or large scale entertaining, and a grand informal family room leading out to an ocean side terrace including an outdoor kitchen and infinity swimming pool.

Michael Dreyfus/Dreyfus Group Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 650.485.3476 | m.dreyfus@ggsir.com CalBRE #01121795 | 17MileEstate.com

$41,888,000

Serene Woodside Estate Woodside, California Serene, private estate in exclusive central Woodside. Main residence, separate two and four car garages, artist studio, guest house, and pool house. Minutes to downtown Woodside and highly acclaimed schools. 4.96 acre lot.

Michael Dreyfus/Dreyfus Group Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 650.485.3476 | m.dreyfus@ggsir.com CalBRE #01121795 | 215Josselyn.com

$11,998,000

Ready to Build in Woodside Woodside, California Special opportunity to purchase a construction-ready property in Woodside. Building and landscape plans completed and fully approved by the town of Woodside. Plans call for a main home (10,805 sq. ft.) + guest house + pool house. 3.34 acre lot.

Michael Dreyfus/Dreyfus Group Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 650.485.3476 | m.dreyfus@ggsir.com CalBRE #01121795 | 308OliveHill.com

$7,995,000 78


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Sophisticated Woodside Home with Bay Views Woodside, California Located on over five acres with amazing views, this sophisticated home balances traditional elegance with modern conveniences. Relax with family and friends in the chef’s kitchen which opens to a bright breakfast room and cozy family room. While everyday living revolves around this great room, the house is anchored by a grand, two story entrance, a large formal dining room and a spacious living room, all with nearly 180 degree views. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living at its best. Every living area in the house flows through glass doors to the expansive back deck. Four bedroom suites and an office provide flexibility and comfort. Get away from it all in the romantic master bedroom suite which features a fireplace, high ceilings, sitting area, large walk-in closet, balcony with views and luxurious attached bathroom. Top rated Woodside schools.

Omar Kinaan Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 650.776.2828 | omar@kinaan.com CalBRE #01723115 | Kinaan.com

$3,145,000 79


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Modern New Construction in Marin County Mill Valley, California A rare opportunity to live in a new construction home on one of the most prestigious streets in Mill Valley - a gem of a town just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. A collaboration between renowned local architect Kyle Thayer and the esteemed Milieu Interior Design, 575 Summit Avenue is a stunning blend of crisp modern lines and warm, sophisticated finishes. From a spacious chef’s kitchen to the luxurious master suite, not a detail has been spared. Enjoy an open floorplan, easy flow, a level lawn, and southern exposure for all day sun. Close proximity to the world-class hiking and biking of Mount Tamalpais, yet only moments to Mill Valley’s muchloved downtown.

Bernard Link & Logan Link Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.336.8676 | blink@sothebysrealty.com CalBRE #01349273, #01944756 | 575Summit.com

$5,250,000 80


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Historic Grandeur Meets Contemporary Elegance San Rafael, California One of Marin’s most grand historic estates has been exquisitely renovated to blend contemporary elegance and today’s lifestyle. The timeless main residence features impressive formal and informal rooms that open to the nearly 1.5 acre private compound featuring specimen plantings, sprawling lawns, irrigation well, solar system, a pool house, saltwater pool, hot tub, bocce ball court and giant chessboard. A paradise for entertaining and everyday living!

Lindy Emrich Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.717.4005 | lindy@sir.com CalBRE #00511105 | 120MountainView.com

$7,695,000 81


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Private and Serene Nicasio Estate Nicasio, California As one travels through life, there are few instances that are both compelling and memorable. Within a timeless aura, surrounded by natural light, beauty and a pure, absolute sensation of pleasure, you have arrived. Nestled in the hills of West Marin just outside the charming town of Nicasio is the truly serene 48 acre enclave, 1220 Nicasio Valley Road. Entering the gated property you are greeted by a horse facility complete with a 70 foot round pen, five enclosed stalls, paddocks, a barn and expansive pasture land. Meandering down the quarter mile driveway you are enveloped in a private valley reminiscent of a healing refuge with a variety of wildlife that intermittently visit the terrain. We know the visual description of this magnificent landscape will invite the most imaginative and creative to inspect this pastoral setting.

Sherry Ramzi Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.902.7344 | s.ramzi@ggsir.com CalBRE #01057486 | 1220NicasioValleyRoad.com

$5,295,000 82


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One of a Kind Coastal Estate Muir Beach, California An extraordinary conclusion to a 10 year project, this property is truly one in a million. From the moment you walk in the door, it becomes apparent that 36 Starbuck has set a new benchmark for luxury. The views, which center on the coveted Pacific coastline and sweep 360 degrees to Mt. Tamalpais, are breathtaking. Incredible attention to detail in the myriad of custom features leaves a profound effect on anyone that visits the property. The perfect blend of spaciousness and intimacy, you’ll fall in love with this setting. A property like this has never before been available to the public. What exactly are you waiting for?

Narodny Team Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.847.0309 | alex@marinrealestate.net CalBRE #01942938 | 36Starbuck.com

$11,700,000 83


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Breathtaking Bay Views Sausalito, California This vintage two-level grey shingled Cape Cod style home is ideally situated above vibrant downtown Sausalito with its quaint shops, upscale markets, renowned restaurants, cafes, boat marinas and the ferry. With approximately 2,800 square feet of living space and located in Sausalito’s prime neighborhood commonly referred to as the “Banana Belt” for its warm and sheltered climate, the property features an enchanting garden entry, gracious stone patio and a classical entry portico. Bathed in sun with expansive views of Sausalito Harbor, San Francisco Bay and Mt. Tamalpais, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, library/family room, spacious living room with fireplace, and a wall of view windows.

Randi Deutsch Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.699.9224 | randi@randid.com CalBRE #00779948 | 200Bulkley.com

$2,350,000

Executive Home in Marin Country Club Novato, California A corner lot with ultimate privacy, this totally remodeled executive quality home offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Formal living/dining room, high end kitchen with marble counters, step down family room, hardwood floors, crown moulding, surround sound system, extensive lighting, custom fireplaces with marble fronts, laundry room and large 3-car garage with golf cart parking. Gorgeous backyard oasis with a 440 square foot outdoor family room with gas fireplace, lovely blue stone patios, built-in barbecue and pool with sheer descent water feature.

Lisa Garaventa Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.518.2772 | lgaraventa@sir.com CalBRE #01399273 | FineMarinLiving.com

$2,199,000 84


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Chic Contemporary Larkspur, California Chic architectural gem, designed by architect Ken Linsteadt, has perfect indoor/outdoor flow. Boasting a flexible floorplan of 4 or 5 bedrooms, there are luxury designer finishes at every turn. Light-filled great room with chef’s kitchen features high end appliances, and a large island is open to the family and dining rooms. Amazing home theater/playroom, billiard room, wine room/gym, and detached garage in addition to a huge grassy yard. Great location just two blocks from downtown Larkspur near the schools, bike path, shops and the best restaurants in Marin County. Welcome home!

Susan Hewitt & C.J. Nakagawa Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.407.8349 | s.hewitt@ggsir.com CalBRE #00996144, #01913564 | 11William.com

$3,895,000

At the Heart of the Coast Montara, California Amidst the charisma of coastal beauty and magnificent local beaches, this newly constructed custom-crafted home exudes warmth and sumptuous comfort. With one serene bedroom and luxurious bathroom, a finished garage/annex, and a bonus studio/wine room, this is an ideal opportunity to experience luxury or own an ideal weekend or second home that is close to key Bay Area destinations. If you are interested in mixing business with pleasure, this property may enable it for you with established neighborhood business zoning; residential life and commercial applications of the property can elegantly (and aesthetically) coexist. This is genuinely a property that must be fully experienced before it can be fully appreciated.

Marian S. Bennett Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 650.678.1108 | mb@mariansbennett.com CalBRE #01463986 | 226-7thStreetMontara.com

$1,450,000 85


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Elegant Kahala Home Kahala, Honolulu, Hawaii In the illustrious Kahala neighborhood, blocks from the historic Waialae Country Club and Kahala beach and hotel, this privately-gated, 5 bed, 5 full and 2 half bath home affords comfort and style. Exquisite detail is seen throughout, from tropical hardwood entryways, built-in cabinetry and flooring, to custom Balinese woodworking adorning ceiling areas and wall hangings. An expansive floor plan is enhanced by wood-framed glass egresses, inviting the tropical outdoors into most living areas, including a master chef kitchen and dining area with wet bar. Pool and grill amenities with the additional kitchen and the 1 bedroom cottage surrounded by meticulously landscaped property provides a resort-like feeling. Grand Award Winner by the Building Industry Association of Hawaii Renaissance, rarely does a home of this quality come to market.

Scott R. Carvill Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty 808.216.0089 | scott@carvillsir.com CarvillSIR.com

$6,395,000 86


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Waiea Honolulu, Hawaii Instant lifestyle and glamour await you in this stately, fully furnished corner unit located in Honolulu’s most exclusive and prestigious residences. This extraordinary, never lived in unit has a flawless location and combines refined architecture with premium finishes, stunning upgrades and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head. A gourmet kitchen boasts integrated Miele appliances, elegant quartz countertops, a gas range and a walk-in pantry. The lavish master suite includes a walk-in closet and a spa-like en suite bathroom with dual vanity sinks, a large walk-in shower, and a freestanding bathtub. Exquisite travertine flooring throughout.

Kelly Allen Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty 808.306.7005 | kelly@carvillsir.com CarvillSIR.com

$7,988,000

Hokua Living Honolulu, Hawaii Sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Diamond Head and Waikiki, this pristine condo is an oasis in the heart of vibrant Ala Moana. The ultimate in urban sophistication and ideal for luxurious living. This impeccably maintained and updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Hokua is flooded with light, with every room offering panoramic views. Masterfully designed for the modern lifestyle, the residence’s open floor plan accommodates gracious living and entertaining, while maximizing light and offering generous space for personalized touches. The kitchen offers state-of-the-art appliances and beautifully appointed cabinetry. Hokua boasts extensive amenities in a meticulously manicured setting.

Kelly Allen Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty 808.306.7005 | kelly@carvillsir.com CarvillSIR.com

$4,199,000 87


LAKE TAHOE PROPERTY FINDER

30 Acre Lake Tahoe Waterfront Estate Zephyr Cove, Nevada Rare lakefront estate on 30 acres of woods, meadow, stream and aspen grove featuring 378 feet of sandy beach with pier and boat hoist. The 16,703 square foot home was built in 2004 and features two living rooms, a game room with bar, theater, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, wine tasting room, dual offices, gym, craft room, library and 8 bedroom suites. There is a guest home and caretaker’s home on the estate. The equestrian facilities boast a stable with 15 stalls, wash rack, grooming area with paddocks leading to the open meadow with water rights for irrigation. Five minutes to world-class skiing, dining and entertaining with Nevada tax advantages, 10 minutes to the South Lake Tahoe airport, 45 minutes to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and 30 minutes by air to the Bay Area. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a preeminent estate on one of Lake Tahoe’s largest remaining waterfront meadows.

Lexi Cerretti Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.833.1646 | lexi@buytahoehomes.com SierraSunsetTahoe.com

$59,000,000 88


LAKE TAHOE PROPERTY FINDER Idyllic Tahoe Beachfront Estate Glenbrook, Nevada Private sandy beach, breakwater and mooring with incredible views! Elevator access with five bedrooms including staff/in-law quarters, office with full bath, game room, bar, exercise area, media room, indoor pool and hot tub, access to HOA pier and beautiful swimming cove.

Lexi Cerretti Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.833.1646 | lexi.cerretti@sothebysrealty.com TahoeLakefronts.com

$8,495,000

Tahoe Lake View Transitional Design Incline Village, Nevada Main level living with great room, dining, wine room and master on entry level. Three guest suites below with office, home theater, family and game rooms with outdoor spa. Decks on 3 levels with great views of Lake Tahoe on a low elevation, quiet cul-de-sac.

Lexi Cerretti Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.833.1646 | lexi.cerretti@sothebysrealty.com Tahoe-LakeViews.com

$3,795,000

Ski-in/Ski-out Luxury Truckee, California Luxurious, ski-in/ski-out home in Northstar is designed with contemporary finishes throughout. Enjoy ski-in/skiout living on Northstar Ski Resort. Ownership includes all Mountainside Amenities and access to the Ritz-Carlton Tahoe.

Breck Overall Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 530.318.3452 | breckoverall@gmail.com CalBRE #01760070 | OverallTahoeGroup.com

$8,250,000

Northstar Ski Condo Truckee, California One-of-a-kind condo in The Village at Northstar. Enjoy lots of sun and views. Top floor living with vaulted ceilings. Ideal floor plan for families and guests. Steps away from the gondola, shops, restaurants and ice rink.

Breck Overall Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 530.318.3452 | breckoverall@gmail.com CalBRE #01760070 | OverallTahoeGroup.com

$1,380,000 89


LAKE TAHOE PROPERTY FINDER Tahoe Lakefront Living Crystal Bay, Nevada Designed to celebrate views of Lake Tahoe. Indoor/ outdoor living with terraced gardens and lakeside patio. Outdoor kitchen, elevator, two buoys, 923 sq. ft. guest house with private entrance, 800 bottle wine cellar, heated driveway, natural gas generator.

Terry Hunt-Costacos Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.848.3346 | terryc@sothebysrealty.com TerryC.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$7,300,000

Panoramic Mountain and Valley Views Gardnerville, Nevada Entertain your family and friends in this beautiful custom built home just a short drive to Lake Tahoe beaches, skiing and golfing. Featuring a swimming pool, spa, steam room, tennis court, sport court, exercise facility and chef’s kitchen.

Lauren Garrison Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.742.5493 | lauren.garrison@sothebysrealty.com LaurenGarrison.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$6,295,000

Fleur Du Lac Lakefront Homewood, California Premier corner location only steps from sandy beach and water’s edge of Lake Tahoe. 3 bedroom suite + library/ den, 4 bath plan has been beautifully furnished by Blair Morgan Design. 3 wood burning fireplaces, private boat slip in main harbor and attached garage.

Craig Miller Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.600.3561 | craig.miller@sothebysrealty.com CalBRE #00558115 | CraigMiller.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$4,650,000

Reminiscent of Great National Park Lodges Squaw Valley - Olympic Valley, California Luxury living on serene Squaw Creek with level driveway and easy access. Unique 5,300 sq. ft. home with chef’s kitchen, hydronic heating, sauna and steam. 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 3-car garage with Tesla charging station. Too many custom features to list and only 6 mi. to Lake Tahoe.

Jim Courcier Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 530.233.9000 | jim.courcier@sothebysrealty.com CalBRE #01387082 | JimCourcier.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$3,990,000 90


LAKE TAHOE PROPERTY FINDER 907 Tyner Lake Tahoe View Retreat Incline Village, Nevada Panoramic lake views, rebuilt in 2016. Main level living with elevator to four floors. Featuring a rooftop deck, media room, family room, game room/gym, glass wine room and six bedroom suites. Smart home systems with hydronic heat and balconies on each level.

Lexi Cerretti Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.833.1646 | lexi.cerretti@sothebysrealty.com Tahoe-Lakeview.com

$3,750,000

Panoramic Tahoe Lake Views Incline Village, Nevada “Tall Timbers” is an architectural masterpiece featuring wine cave, scenic glass elevator, floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kitchen, formal lake view dining, heated deck overlooking waterfalls, gardens and creekside patio. Surrounded by national forest.

Jeffrey Corman Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.339.1144 | jeffrey.corman@sothebysrealty.com JeffreyCorman.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$4,498,000

Country Club Estates Incline Village, Nevada Situated on an acre behind gates. In-floor heating. Chef’s kitchen. Bedrooms are en suite. Master bedroom has an elevated sitting area. The master bath is equipped with a sauna, whirlpool bath, and steam shower. Media room. Walk to the Hyatt and beaches.

Jeffrey Corman Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.339.1144 | jeffrey.corman@sothebysrealty.com JeffreyCorman.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$2,998,000

Private Lake Tahoe Setting Incline Village, Nevada This 5,283 sq. ft. mountain estate bordering Third Creek Canyon with great hiking trails consists of 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, game room, true movie projector theater room, 4-car heated garage and driveway, natural gas generator, remote entry and so much more.

Terry Barbery Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.220.0686 | terry.barbery@sothebysrealty.com TerryBarbery.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$2,495,000 91


LAKE TAHOE | MOUNTAIN PROPERTY FINDER Grand Mountain Retreat Truckee, California Set on 5 acres with panoramic mountain views and endless open space. Master and 4 en suite guest bedrooms. Chef’s kitchen, granite fireplaces, reclaimed wide plank fir floors. Three grand living spaces. Huge garage and covered RV parking. Priced well below replacement cost.

Ross Collins Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 530.414.0619 | ross.collins@sothebysrealty.com CalBRE #00975621 | RossCollins.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$2,150,000

Walk to the Beach Incline Village, Nevada Natural light fills this great room designed home with an adjoining spacious deck to entertain your family and friends. This 3 bed, 3.5 bath home, with 3-car garage and a spacious deck to entertain, is adjacent to a soothing tranquil stream.

Diane Brown Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 775.691.2114 | diane.brown@sothebysrealty.com DianeBrown.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$1,698,000

Views of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Alpine Meadows, California Spectacular mountain views from this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Alpine Meadows home. Enjoy the sunny deck, the private lagoon and tennis courts, and instant access to Alpine and Squaw Valley. A 5 minute ride to sparkling Lake Tahoe.

Mark Trotter Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 530.448.2844 | mark.trotter@sothebysrealty.com CalBRE #01474909 | MarkTrotter.SierraSothebysRealty.com

$925,000

Mountain Retreat with Guest Cabin Blairsden-Graeagle, California Custom log home on 40 acres, with forest service land on 3 sides. Main home is 2,446 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2-car garage and spring fed water. The separate 510 sq. ft. guest cabin is 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Just 1 hour from Reno/Truckee.

Carol Murray Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 530.249.2833 | carol.murray@sothebysrealty.com CalBRE #01394768 | CarolMurrayRealtor.com

$841,500 92


SEATTLE PROPERTY FINDER Magnolia Lifestyle Seattle, Washington Unrivaled 4 bed, 5 bath, 5,800 sq. ft. Lawton Wood estate on .92 acres along Discovery Park. Thoughtful layout centers around courtyard and leads to pool and hot tub. A naturally fed waterfall and stream add to the tranquil setting. Guest house above 3-car garage.

Jay Kipp Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty 206.853.9153 | jay@jaykipp.com JayKipp.com

$4,888,000

Treemont at Fall City Fall City, Washington Dramatic 4,800 sq. ft., 4 bed, 5 bath, Fall City estate, Craftsman-inspired living space on a private 4.5 acre lot. Gated entry and native landscape, timber-framed outdoor living areas, natural stone and wood finishes lend the residence a lodge-like grandeur.

Jay Kipp Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty 206.853.9153 | jay@jaykipp.com JayKipp.com

$2,210,000

Lake Sammamish Views Sammamish, Washington This 4 bed, 3 bath residence on 1.27 acres represents the ultimate expression of sophisticated Northwest living. The house artfully combines linearity and timeless classicism of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School of Architecture with modern design.

Jay Kipp Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty 206.853.9153 | jay@jaykipp.com JayKipp.com

$1,995,000

Pioneer Square Urban Loft Seattle, Washington The ultimate live/work space, the quintessential turn-ofthe-century loft. 2 bed, 1,870 sq. ft., updated kitchen and 1.75 baths. Exposed brick, original wide plank fir floors, high ceilings. Central location, rooftop deck, secure garage parking/storage.

Jay Kipp Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty 206.853.9153 | jay@jaykipp.com JayKipp.com

$990,000 93


COLORADO PROPERTY FINDER

East Meets West Mountain Village, Colorado Nestled in towering spruce trees directly trailside on the Telluride Ski Resort, this beautifully custom-crafted residence was inspired by traditional Japanese farmhouse architecture, with its signature massive beams and sliding shoji doors.

Bill Fandel Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty 970.708.4141 | bill.fandel@sothebysrealty.com TellurideLuxuryProperties.com

$7,995,000

The Rarest of Offerings Telluride, Colorado Designed by world-renowned architect John Pawson, this remarkable Telluride residence offers truly inspired minimalism in a most dramatic alpine setting. The collaboration between seller and architect was his first commission within the United States.

Bill Fandel Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty 970.708.4141 | bill.fandel@sothebysrealty.com TellurideLuxuryProperties.com

$5,995,000 94


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Paradiso Telluride, Colorado

Gracefully set upon one of the most dramatic 35 acre sites in the spectacular Telluride region, this masterpiece of contemporary design is unmatched in its setting, quality, detail and accommodations.

Bill Fandel Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty 970.708.4141 | bill.fandel@sothebysrealty.com TellurideLuxuryProperties.com

$29,500,000

Villa Montagna Mountain Village, Colorado Inspired by the finest villas of the Dolomites and Tuscany, this dramatic stone residence with direct ski access is the most authentic example of traditional Italian alpine design in the Telluride region.

Bill Fandel Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty 970.708.4141 | bill.fandel@sothebysrealty.com TellurideLuxuryProperties.com

$12,750,000 95


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Pulitzer Estate Mountain Village (Telluride), Colorado One of the most extraordinary residences in the Telluride region. Privacy, views, and unparalleled amenities including a 75 foot indoor pool, AMF bowling alley, 2-lane indoor commercial shooting range, golf fairway and putting green with bunker, extensive landscaping, magnificent water feature, gazebo with wet bar and 7-person hot tub, and a full-scale replica of the labyrinth at Chartres France. The 23,000 sq. ft. home includes 8 bedrooms, 8 full baths and 5 half baths and sits on 3.33 acres in Mountain Village. Purchase of the residence includes a Telluride Ski & Golf Club Platinum Membership. This is the only home in the Telluride region ever to be featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Sally Puff Courtney & Matthew Hintermeister Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty 970.728.3086, 970.729.1200 | telluridebroker@aol.com TellurideSothebysRealty.com

$18,495,000

The Confluence Mountain Village (Telluride), Colorado Set on a tree covered knoll at the convergence of two ski runs, this spacious home boasts premier ski access and huge mountain views. Built from giant spruce logs and local stone, the home is complete with soaring 27’ vaulted ceilings, two master suites, a private guest wing or caretaker’s quarters, gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry, a private TV viewing room, plus a huge game room outfitted with numerous game tables and an authentic 1950s rock and roll diner. With an additional 2,928 square feet of heated decks and patios and a 3-car garage, this is the ideal mountain home for both summer and winter living.

Sally Puff Courtney Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty 970.728.3086 | sally@telluridebroker.com TellurideBroker.com

$8,995,000 96


BAHAMAS PROPERTY FINDER Albany, Charles 2A Albany, Bahamas Stunning 5 bed, 5.5 bath luxury condo overlooking Albany’s mega-yacht marina. Spanning 6,299 sq. ft. with media room, Crestron Smart Home system, and designer furnishings. Resort amenities. WEB ID: 4ZV66Y.

Lana Rademaker Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty 242.457.0406 | lana.rademaker@sir.com SIRBahamas.com

$7,250,000

Oceanview Beach House Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Perfect for the island lifestyle, this 4 bed, 4 bath oceanfront home sits on a pristine stretch of shoreline, with 115 linear feet of white sand beach. Ocean views from every room! Nestled in a secluded tropical setting with a private pool.

Kerry Sullivan Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty 242.577.0079 | kerry.sullivan@sir.com SIRBahamas.com

$1,950,000

Ocean Symphony Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Elegant 2,300 sq. ft. oceanfront home with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Unobstructed ocean views from the deck and infinity pool. Includes dock slip in a protected harbour. WEB ID: GJ9TED.

Christopher Albury Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty 242.359.6885 | christopher.albury@sir.com SIRBahamas.com

$999,000

Nandana Grand Bahama, Bahamas A palatial Asian-style hideaway on 2.28 acres with 288 feet of ocean frontage and 289 feet on the canal. 5 beds in 6 buildings plus suite. 6,000 foot runway, wine room, gym, and pool. WEB ID: L3M3ER.

George Damianos Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty 242.424.9699 | george.damianos@sir.com SIRBahamas.com

Price Upon Request 97



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