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Tuscan Estate Aspen, Colorado

A Gallery of Fine Real Estate for the Discriminating Buyer


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Tuscan Estate Aspen, Colorado

Situated on 2 acres of pristine and manicured grounds and adjacent to hundreds of acres of meadows, this 18th century-inspired Tuscan estate is sophisticated, elegant and unparalleled. Encompassing 16,000 square feet, features include seven en suite bedrooms, seven full baths, two half baths, 14,154 livable heated square feet, massive great room, large kitchen with sitting area and two islands, fantastic master suite with opulent bathroom, state-of-the-art theater and A/V system, exercise room with steam room, library with bar, wine room, spa, numerous family areas and a three-car garage. The uncompromising level of finishes include mahogany doors, walnut cabinetry, dry stack limestone and plaster walls, 100 year old Douglas fir beams and trusses, and custom, handmade and antique furnishings, fabrics and light fixtures. Outdoor features include over 5,000 square feet of patios, a 625 square foot arbor, fireplace, fire pit, spa, summer kitchen, and a large pond with an imaginatively designed 15-foot waterfall. Serenity, privacy, and incredible views of Mt. Sopris, Mt. Daly and the Owl Creek Valley complete the package! Located in West Buttermilk - just 5 minutes to downtown Aspen and 10 minutes to Snowmass Village. www.aspentuscanestate.com $35,750,000 Furnished

Craig Morris • 415 East Hyman Avenue • Aspen, Colorado 81611 • 970-379-9795 cell • 970-925-6060 office Morris@sopris.net • www.CraigMorris.com • www.AspenSkiHomes.com


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IN THIS ISSUE

Featured Article A First Look at a Second Home 6-7 Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Scottsdale, Arizona

Broker Directory American Luxury Estates Broker Directory 8-10

44-45

J. Rockcliff Realtors

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Sedona, Arizona

Danville, California

36-37

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Rodeo Realty Realtor Index

Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty Tiburon, California

30-31

Santa Fe Realty Partners, Inc. 47-46

Prudential Malibu Realty Malibu, California

24-27

Teles Properties

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Beverly Hills, California

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Prudential Rocky Mountain, Realtors Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Wine Country Fine Properties, Inc. Napa, California

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RE/MAX of Southern Marin

Grant, Griffith & Jones Windermere Silicon Valley Properties San Jose, California

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty Boulder, Colorado

Sedona, Arizona

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Desert Mountain Scottsdale, Arizona

Beverly Hills, California

Morris & Fyrwald Sotheby’s International Realty

Mill Valley, California

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Harrison Ridge Estate Gold Beach, Oregon. This majestic 10,000+ square foot Cape Cod style home is perched gracefully atop 45 pristine forested acres with magnificent views up and down the Pacific Ocean coast as well as the famous Rogue River. Harrison Ridge Estate delights with its close proximity to myriad outdoor activities as well as to downtown Gold Beach, a quaint tourist town located approximately 30 miles north of the California border in what is known, due to its mild climate, as “the banana belt of Oregon.” World-class golf at Bandon Dunes Resort is about an hour’s drive north, and Gold Beach also boasts its own public golf course, Cedar Bend. World-class fishing in the Rogue River, horseback riding, surfing, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, wind surfing, clam digging, beachcombing, storm watching, whale watching, bird watching and strolling along the beach are all popular activities in the area. With a private airport two minutes away, and commercial flights available within an hour’s drive, commuting is definitely a possibility for the determined businessman. The beauty of the great outdoors envelops you as you arrive on the property via the paved, gated winding road threading through tall fir trees to end at the impressive 8 bedroom, 8-1/2 bath Cape Cod style home. It was lovingly designed by the sellers (Gregory Harrison, an actor best known for his role as Gonzo on the TV series TRAPPER JOHN MD, and Randi Oakes Harrison, formerly an actress on the series CHIPS) who relocated from Southern California to Oregon in 1992.


45 Acres 10,000+ Square Feet Ocean and River views Located in the Oregon Coast Banana Belt Half Mile Gated Drive Eight Bedrooms Eight and A half Baths Massive Great Room Entertainment Size Kitchen Two Offices Surfer Den with Three Head Shower 6-Stall Horse Barn with Tack Room Determined to raise their children in an area known for its beauty, mild climate, friendly community, outdoor activities and healthy lifestyles, the Harrison’s have enjoyed nurturing their children in this kidfriendly yet elegant home. With every room providing a world-class view, the home easily transcends from child-friendly warmth into a wonderful entertainment space for even the most discriminating. The heart of the home is the large Great Room/Living Area with its high ceilings and open floor plan...connecting seamlessly to the dining area, breakfast nook, entertainment balcony and oversized kitchen (with 2 ovens, granite counter tops, island and double pantry). This all makes for flowing, workable spaces for an intimate gathering...or a party for 200. A black tie affair may have occurred on Friday night, followed by rollerblading through the living room on Saturday morning and artwork at the nook in the afternoon. The main house also provides 6 bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths, as well as 2 offices, including the spectacular Crow’s Nest which sits at the top, above a full library. The attached 3-car garage includes a surfer’s den, with board-rack and a tiled shower/drying room. Above the garage are two large apartments, each with private full bath. One has a separate entrance and its own kitchenette, while the other connects to the main house via the beautiful hardwood hallway. A fully equipped gym, a flow-pool and large Jacuzzi provide inhouse exercise and relaxation. For the equestrian, the 6-stall horse barn (with hay loft, tack room and full bath) is but a short stroll away. Offered at $3,900,000.

For more information, please contact Kurt Tamashiro, 541-660-3844, kurtta@johnlscott.com.


Windy Hill Ranch Madisonville, Texas

Have you thought about owning a ranch that was an easy drive from your Houston home…A place where you could go with your family and enjoy the “quiet” and actually see the stars at night…Have those cattle you’ve always wanted, count the new calves as they are born, help with the spring branding…A place you can ride your horses for hours over beautiful pastures, through creeks and old stands of trees, OR, train in a covered arena facility that is so nice you can have horse events there if you choose? Then there is the hunting and fishing to enjoy on these almost 3,000 acres. Fish in the many stocked ponds and lakes and enjoy your own white tail deer population during hunting season. Windy Hill Ranch offers you all of this. An easy drive from Houston to Madisonville, the access to Windy Hill is all paved highway and farm to market roads. If you love horses and love to ride, there will be no finer place than here. The covered arena facility has a 275' x 125' arena, office space, apartments, 16 stalls, holding pens for cattle―it is the finest facility in this part of Texas. There is a separate 10-stall center aisle barn with runs, numerous turn-out areas, lighted cutting pen, walker and much more. The cattle facilities are the top-of-the-line with hydraulic trim tilt squeeze chute and 10,000# Tru-Test scales. The improved pastures allow you to run a cow/calf or stocker operation. There are four large hay storage barns to house the hay that is grown on the ranch. At the end of the day, when that good kind of “tiredness” starts to take over, kick back on the porch or by the pool of the comfortable brick home that sits on the hilltop and appreciate the lifestyle!

Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc. 38351 FM 1736 • Hempstead, TX 77445 979-921-9470 office • 832-642-6789 cell www.IKnowRanches.com Deitra@IKnowRanches.com


A First Look at a

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n the current economy, home prices have dropped and mortgage interest rates have been lingering in record-low territory since midway through the second quarter. These conditions have presented opportunities for many who have been hesitant to purchase a vacation home or investment property in the past, when costs were much higher. For those who are able to pay the additional mortgage, taxes, insurance, repairs and maintenance on an additional property over the long term, there are many benefits to be gained, financial and otherwise.

residence for two of the last five consecutive years. This exclusion applies to one sale every two years. Also, while home prices have dropped, rental costs have remained relatively stable in many areas. While those who purchased property in 2005 or 2006 may have trouble using rental income to cover the ongoing expenses of owning a second home, recent buyers may find the extra money from renting their vacation home when they’re not using it can pay for a larger proportion of their costs. However, this takes planning, patience and effort to make it work.

In addition to the profits obtained from selling the home in the future, vacation homes are a lure for family and friends. Hosting family gatherings at your beachfront property or a ski trip with friends at your mountain retreat will create memories for you and your loved ones that will never depreciate in value.

In fact, before making a purchase decision on a vacation home or investment property, there are many considerations you should be aware of. It’s imperative you fully understand the homeownership costs that come with owning a second home.

A large number of buyers also purchase a vacation home with the intent to use it as their personal residence in the future. The appeal of retiring to a beloved vacation spot is obvious. However, it can also save on taxes when the house is sold. To qualify for the exclusion of up to $500,000 of gain on the sale of a principal residence, the home must be used as a primary

How Much Home Can You Afford? If you don’t have enough to pay off your second home with cash, you’ll need a mortgage. Your Loan Officer can help you determine the type of financing for which you qualify. You can usually prequalify by visiting your Loan Officer’s website, giving you a good idea of what you can afford.

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It’s not necessarily the best idea to go with the most expensive property you can manage, and it’s important to factor in additional costs, such as maintenance, utilities, taxes, furniture and other expenses. Your homeowner’s insurance may cost more than you’re used to, depending on the area in which the property is located. You should also make sure you have cash reserves set aside for extra expenses, many of them unexpected, especially if you plan on renting out your home. When you’re a landlord, you don’t have the luxury of making repairs “whenever you get around to it.” Be prepared to cover your mortgage payments for periods in which your property is not rented. Many vacation spots have off seasons, and renting out a vacation home is a lot of work. Even if you’re able to cover the home loan costs with your rent income, you should be prepared to pay the full mortgage if the property is vacant. Before You Buy Be aware that requirements for mortgages on a second home are higher than those for your first mortgage. Depending on the loan programs for which you qualify, banks may require anywhere between 10 and 50 percent of the total home cost for a down payment.


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home, and income are reported on Schedule E. Losses are subject to the passive loss rules and may be limited. It is best to consult with a tax professional to learn exactly what deductions can be claimed before you purchase your second home.

Interest rates also tend to be higher on a second mortgage. Your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) will also be taken into account. Your DTI is determined by adding all debts, including your projected future monthly payment for your second home, and comparing it to your monthly pre-tax income. As a general rule, lenders are looking for a DTI of 36 percent or less. However, your lender can help you determine what DTI works best for you, and if you are planning on renting out your second home, the possible income from that may be taken into account. Your lender may also require a higher credit score than they did for your principal residence. A score below 660 could make it difficult to obtain a loan for a second home. Vacation Home vs. Investment Property There may not seem to be much difference between a vacation home and an investment property, but the IRS has rules as to the income and deductions that are available for both. If you own a vacation home and it is leased out for less than 14 days a year, you may deduct the mortgage interest expense (subject to mortgage indebtedness limits) and taxes as an itemized deduction. Any rental income does not need to be reported. If your vacation home is used by you for more than 14 days as well as rented out, the income from rental is reported on Schedule E and the portion of interest and taxes allocable to the rental use is deducted on Schedule E against the income. The personal use portion is deducted as an itemized deduction. Direct and other rental expenses can be deducted against income, but these expenses cannot create a net loss. If you use the home for personal use for less than 14 days a year and receive rental income, the home is considered a rental property and all expenses, including depreciation of the

Renting Out Your Second Home While renting out your second home as a means to have your vacation property pay for itself is difficult, you can at least offset the costs with the income. It is best to rent it out as often as possible, as vacation rentals can take a high weekly rent, especially if located in a prime area. Consider a vacation home in a popular vacation area with low home prices to increase your potential for profit, even if it’s not your home state. Once you’ve bought your home, the next step is to find renters. Paid websites such as www.Rentalo.com, www.VacationRentals.com, www.VRBO.com (Vacation Rental By Owner) and www.CyberRentals.com are vacation booking companies that are searchable by a number of features and are a good way to advertise to prospective renters. www.HomeAway.com is an owner community that lists paid listings on several websites, including some of those above. Homeowners pay $329 a year to list on www.HomeAway.com, while www.VRBO.com costs $279 a year. To be competitive in the rental market, distinctive features are necessary. When purchasing your home, aim for an area with amenities available in the community, such as neighborhood pools, public beaches, ski resorts and golf courses. Make the property attractive to families by adding features like pool tables, board games and TVs. Keep the house stocked with toys so that children will be occupied. Some rental owners spring for the VIP treatment, offering weekly maid service, limousine transport and private chefs. If it’s in your budget, your home could be that much more attractive to renters with elegant tastes. Don’t be afraid to accept less for a last-minute deal. Offering a stay-for-four-nights, get-thefifth-free special would lure previously hesitant renters, and you’ll still be getting more than you would have if the home had been empty for a full week. It is also a good way to occupy the home during the off season.

Comply with Rules, Regulations and Laws Before you start renting out your property, make sure you research the many rules for renting out properties. Fines for noncompliance can be steep. These rules vary by region, and a good place to start is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website, www.hud.gov. You might also consult with an attorney to be sure you are fully aware of the local laws and have all the proper forms required. You will also want to have a rental agreement signed by both you and the tenant, identifying both parties, the property, the terms of the rental and the amount to be paid. You may also consider hiring a property management company to handle the care of the day-today operations and tenant needs. You may make less profit, but you will have less handson responsibility. Your Home Away From Home Regardless of whether you choose to use the home as an investment property or solely as a vacation home, the benefits of having a retreat for you and your family are many. And if you can use rental income to pay for all or some of the costs related to purchase, the rewards become financial in addition to sentimental. Experts say there is a short window of opportunity for people to purchase the best property possible before home prices and mortgage rates increase. The economy will recover, and as it does, your chance to make the most out of less will slowly disappear.

This article was submitted by Cornerstone Mortgage Company, a full-service mortgage banker operating more than 75 offices in Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado, California, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah and Washington. Corporate Office/Houston, 713.621.4663, 1177 West Loop South, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77027. 7


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ARIZONA SCOTTSDALE Desert Mountain 37700 N. Desert Mountain Parkway Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 (800) 322-0044 www.desertmountain.com Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 360 Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 (480) 287-5300 www.BaldwinTeam.com SEDONA Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty 1370 West SR 89A, Suite 9 Sedona, Arizona 86336 (928) 254-8888 www.sedonaluxuryhomes.net CALIFORNIA BEVERLY HILLS/LOS ANGELES Rodeo Realty 9696 Wilshire Boulevard, 3rd Floor Beverly Hills, California 90212 (310) 770-9014 www.LAClassicEstates.com Teles Properties 338 N. Canon Drive, Penthouse Beverly Hills, California 90210 (424) 202-3200 www.telesproperties.com CORONADO Lee Mather Co. Realtors 944 Orange Avenue Coronado, California 92118 (619) 435-1851 www.leemather.com

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DANVILLE J. Rockcliff Realtors 15 Railroad Avenue Danville, California 94526 (925) 855-4041 www.sharondare.com

TIBURON Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty 1620 Tiburon Boulevard Tiburon, California 94920 (415) 435-6991 www.finehomesmarin.com

J. Rockcliff Realtors 4105 Blackhawk Plaza Circle Danville, California 94506 (925) 683-0488 www.carolecline.com

COLORADO ASPEN Morris & Fyrwald Sotheby’s International Realty 415 East Hyman Aspen, Colorado 81611 (970) 925-6060 www.aspenskihomes.com

MALIBU Prudential Malibu Realty 23805 Stewart Ranch Road, Suite 205 Malibu, California 90265 (310) 317-1709 www.malibuestates.com MENLO PARK Alain Pinel Realtors 1550 El Camino Real Menlo Park, California 94025 (866) 468-0111 www.apr.com Mill Valley Re/Max of Southern Marin 591 Redwood Highway, Suite 1210 Mill Valley, California 94941 (415) 381-7363 www.maryannpearson.com Napa Wine Country Fine Properties, Inc. 23 Buhman Court Napa, California 94558 (707) 696-5114 www.mikesilvas.com SAN FRANCISCO Paragon Real Estate Group 1160 Battery Street San Francisco, California 94111 (415) 738-7070 www.paragon-re.com SAN JOSE Grant Griffith Jones Windermere Silicon Valley Properties 5609 Silver Creek Valley Road San Jose, California 95138 (408) 239-0990 www.silvercreekhomepreviews.com

BOULDER Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty 1500 28th Street Boulder, Colorado 80303 (303) 440-4999 www.LegendaryHomeCollection.com BRECKENRIDGE Breckenridge Associates Real Estate 226 South Main Street Breckenridge, Colorado 80424 (970) 797-1978 www.skicountryhomes.com Colorado Springs Prudential Rocky Mountain, Realtors 660 Southpointe Court, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906 (719) 785-4110 www.beckygloriod.com CONNECTICUT DARIEN Kelly Associates Real Estate 780 Boston Post Road Darien, Connecticut 06820 (203) 655-8238 www.kellyrealestate.com GREENWICH Cleveland Duble & Arnold 79 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 (203) 869-0866 www.ClevelandDuble.com David Ogilvy & Associates 75 Arch Street Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 (203) 869-9866 www.davidogilvy.com


Greenwich Fine Properties 80 Mason Street Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 (203) 661-9200 www.greenwichfineproperties.com LITCHFIELD COUNTY Klemm Real Estate Inc. 6 Titus Road Washington Depot, Connecticut 06794 (860) 868-7313 www.klemmrealestate.com DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WASHINGTON William Sawyer & Co., Realtors 1050 17th Street, NW Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 466-7788 www.williamsawyer.com FLORIDA CORAL GABLES/MIAMI Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell 355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 950 Coral Gables, Florida 33134 (305) 960-2575 www.miamirealestate.com FORT LAUDERDALE Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell 1700 E. Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 (954) 306-7220 www.lizcaldwell.com KEY WEST Truman & Co. 1205 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida 33040 (305) 292-2244 www.trumanandcompany.com OCALA Joan Pletcher, Realtor 11 SE Hwy 484 Ocala, Florida 34480 (352) 347-1777 www.joanpletcher.com ORLANDO/WINTER PARK Fannie Hillman and Associates, Inc. 205 W. Fairbanks Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 (407) 644-1234 www.fanniehillman.com

PALM BEACH Illustrated Properties 2725 PGA Boulevard Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33401 (561) 626-5100 www.ipre.com

LAFAYETTE Van Eaton & Romero 2000 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 101 Lafayette, Louisiana 70508 (337) 233-9700 www.vaneatonromero.com

VERO BEACH John’s Island Real Estate Company One John’s Island Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32963 (772) 231-0900 www.johnsislandrealestate.com

MARYLAND GIBSON ISLAND Gibson Island Corporation Real Estate 534 Broadwater Way Gibson Island, Maryland 21056 (410) 255-1341 www.gibsonisland.com

GEORGIA ATLANTA Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty 3290 Northside Parkway, Suite 200 Atlanta, Georgia 30327 (404) 237-5000 www.atlantafinehomes.com

MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON LandVest Ten Post Office Square Boston, Massachusetts 02109 (617) 723-1800 www.landvest.com

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 3650 Habersham Road Atlanta, Georgia 30305 (404) 504-0801 (404) 262-1234 www.pattijunger.com www.coldwellbankeratlanta.com

NEW JERSEY AVALON Avalon Real Estate Agancy 30th Street at Dunn Drive Avalon, New Jersey 08202 (609) 967-3001 www.avalonrealty.com

CLAYTON Harry Norman, Realtors 141 S. Main Street Clayton, Georgia 30525 (404) 697-3860 www.juliebarnettrealtor.com

BAY HEAD Clayton & Clayton 512 Main Avenue Bay Head, New Jersey 08742 (732) 295-2222 www.claytonandclayton.com

NEWNAN Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors 14 Jackson Street Newnan, Georgia 30263 (770) 253-6990 Ext. 207 www.lindseysrealtors.com

HO-HO-KUS/RIDGEWOOD/SADDLE RIVER Marron Gildea & Donohue 19 Sheridan Avenue Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey 07423 (201) 447-6100 www.marrongildea.com

LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE Burns & Co. Realtors 17400 Memorial Avenue Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810 (225) 752-3100 www.burnsandco.com

MORRIS PLAINS/Far Hills/Short Hills/ Mendham/Bernardsville Weichert, Realtors 1625 Route 10 East at Johnson Road Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950 (973) 984-1400 www.weichert.com

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SADDLE RIVER Special Properties 158 W. Saddle River Road Saddle River, New Jersey 07458 (201) 934-7111 www.specialproperties.com SUMMIT Lois Schneider Realtor 431 Springfield Avenue Summit, New Jersey 07901 (908) 277-1398 www.loisschneiderrealtor.com NEW MEXICO SANTA FE Santa Fe Realty Partners, Inc. 417 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (505) 982-6207 www.santaferealtypartners.com NEW YORK EAST HAMPTON The Corcoran Group 51 Main Street East Hampton, New York 11937 (516) 380-0538 www.corcoran.com/gdepersia NEW YORK CITY Stribling & Associates 924 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10021 (212) 570-2440 www.striblingny.com TUXEDO PARK Pamela Cromey Real Estate 222 Route 17 Tuxedo Park, New York 10987 (845) 351-5611 www.realestateintuxedopark.com NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE Beverly-Hanks & Associates 1940 Hendersonville Road Asheville, North Carolina 28803 (800) 868-8999 www.beverlyhanks.com OREGON CENTRAL/WESTERN OREGON John L. Scott Real Estate (see listing under Washington)

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RHODE ISLAND NARRAGANSETT/NEWPORT Lila Delman Real Estate 41 Ocean Road Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882 (401) 789-6666 www.LilaDelman.com TENNESSEE MEMPHIS Marx-Bensdorf, Realtors 959 Ridgeway Loop Memphis, Tennessee 38120 (901) 682-1868 www.jimmyreedrealtor.com NASHVILLE The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty 2325 Crestmoor Road, Suite L-4 Nashville, Tennessee 37215 (615) 463-3333 www.thelipmangroup.com TEXAS AUSTIN Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. 3700 Bee Caves Road Austin, Texas 78746 (800) 282-3939 www.turnquistpartners.com CORPUS CHRISTI Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty P.O. Box 3079 Port Aransas, Texas 78373 (361) 749-7300 www.kupersothebysrealty.com DALLAS Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage 5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 224 Dallas, Texas 75209 (214) 350-0400 www.briggsfreeman.com Hempstead Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc. 38351 FM 1736 Hempstead, Texas 77445 (979) 921-9470 www.IKnowRanches.com HORSESHOE BAY Horseshoe Bay Corp. Box 7752 Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657 (830) 598-2553 www.horseshoebay.com

HOUSTON Heritage Texas Properties 1177 W. Loop South, Suite 1200 Houston, Texas 77027 (713) 965-0812 www.heritagetexas.com SAN ANTONIO Kuper Sotherby’s International Realty Ranch Division 6606 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, Texas 78209 (210) 822-8602 www.kupersothebysrealty.com VERMONT LandVest (see listing under Massachusettes) VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA Weichert, Realtors 121 North Pitt Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 587-4855 www.christinegarner.com GREAT FALLS Weichert, Realtors 731-A Walker Road Great Falls, Virginia 22066 (703) 759-6300 www.weichert.com IRVINGTON Ann Meekins, Realtors 77 King Carter Drive Irvington, Virginia 22480 (804) 815-0436 (804) 438-9304 www.AnnMeekins.com www.AMFabulousFineProperties.com WILLIAMSBURG Liz Moore And Associates 5350 Discovery Park Williamsburg, Virginia 23188 (757) 645-4106 www.williamsburghomes.com WASHINGTON BELLEVUE/PUGET SOUND/SEATTLE/SPOKANE/ VANCOUVER John L. Scott Real Estate 3380 146th Place, SE, Suite 450 Bellevue, Washington 98007 (206) 230-7600 www.johnlscott.com


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Idyllic Pastoral Setting

Caribou Springs Ranch

Set in the coveted community of The Farm in Boulder Valley, a pastoral paradise complete with stocked ponds and acres of private ranch preserves, this 6,348 square foot home boasts five bedrooms, four baths, office, media room, rec room and an incredible outdoor entertaining space with fireplace and built-in barbeque. $1,699,500

Designed to reflect Colorado’s western spirit, this two-story residence with detached guest home is a true sanctuary. Sited amidst lush pastureland overlooking Foothills Reservoir, the five-bedroom, six-bath residence offers 7,000+ square feet of finished living space situated on 6+ view-oriented acres with mature landscaping and lush horse pastures. $2,295,000

Stunning Custom Estate

Oasis at Crestview Estates

Quality abounds in this exceptional executive ranch featuring over 8,600 square feet, five bedrooms and six baths. Luxury features include an elegant master suite, gourmet kitchen, stately office, guest quarters and expansive rec area. Sited on a magnificently landscaped 1-acre lot with dramatic views. $2,295,000

Colorado contemporary home featuring outdoor splendor and luxury indoor amenities. Sited on a private, 1-acre lot resplendent with dipping pool, fireplace, water feature and organic gardens. Inside this four bedroom, four bath home enjoy the custom features, vaulted ceilings, walls of windows and luxury amenities. $995,000

Marquis Estate of Cherry Creek

Extremely Rare Lakefront Home Site

In the heart of Cherry Creek, Denver’s premier neighborhood, the Marquis Estate sets new standards for contemporary architecture, impeccable quality and irreplaceable finish. 7,000+ square feet of open living spaces lend themselves to relaxed everyday living and indoor/outdoor entertaining. www.ContemporaryCherryCreek.com. Now priced below replacement value. $3,495,000

Magnificent home site offering privacy, 1/3 ownership of a recreation lake and unobstructed views. This irreplaceable 12.7 acre parcel is part of a small gated development protected by a permanent conservation easement. Includes extensive water rights, underground utilities and paid water tap. $579,000

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Scott Franklund 303-440-4999 •1500 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303 www.LegendaryProperty.com Scott.Franklund@SothebysRealty.com


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Caribou Springs Ranch Boulder County, Colorado Caribou Springs Ranch is a legacy working ranch that has been carefully developed into an exclusive Western-lifestyle community that captures the spirit of a ranch lifestyle while raising the standard of luxury living in the Rocky Mountain region. Its 590 acres comprise pastoral paradise buffered by miles of meadows set against a dramatic mountain backdrop of Boulder’s legendary Flatirons. The sale includes more than 590 acres, two luxury estates, three deeded buildable home sites, two caretaker’s homes, professional-grade equestrian barns and extensive and valuable water rights. The property features 24-hour security at its two handsomely gated entry points. Wide paved roads wind through the ranch’s natural landscape and lead to a community retreat complete with large outdoor pool, spa, barbecue pavilion and an open fire pit all nestled amidst towering mature cottonwood trees. In addition, the serenity and authenticity that make Caribou Springs Ranch so irreplaceable is forever preserved thanks to the ranch’s status as a Boulder County conservation easement. Though worlds away from traffic and city congestion, Caribou Springs Ranch is conveniently sited within 90 minutes of Denver International Airport, world-class Colorado ski resorts and the business hubs of Denver and Fort Collins. $12,800,000

Scott Franklund 303-440-4999 •1500 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303 www.LegendaryProperty.com Scott.Franklund@SothebysRealty.com

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Fully Remodeled, Brilliantly Designed Boulder County, Colorado Voted Best Remodel in the 2010 Flatirons Tour of Homes, this estate sets the standard for home renovations. New Thermador appliances, new light fixtures, extensive landscape redesign… this property boasts the latest design elements, finishes and fixtures while maintaining elegance throughout its 6,696 square feet. Located in Somerset Estates, this six bedroom, eight bath home boasts a flowing floor plan complete with a spacious master suite, executive study, gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, formal dining and living room, great room with wet bar and a walkout lower level with a second master and elegent wine room. $1,299,000

Opulent Executive Estate Boulder County, Colorado Nestled in Niwot Hills on 1.2 acres with views of open space in the foreground and Longs Peak in the distance, the Avanti Estate exemplifies quality construction, thoughtful details and floorto-ceiling opulence throughout its 9,631 square feet. Made with low-maintenance, high-quality materials, this residence is easy to maintain despite its size and grandeur. The interior boasts distressed alder, rich walnut and natural stone including marble, travertine and limestone. Crowning features include two master suites, three mini-master suites, gourmet kitchen and a freestanding staircase descending into the walkout lower level, with bar, home theater, recreation room and an area that may be finished as a wine cellar. $2,499,000

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Scott Franklund 303-440-4999 •1500 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303 www.LegendaryProperty.com Scott.Franklund@SothebysRealty.com


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Green Built Eco-Luxury Estate Boulder, Colorado Among the finest land-home collections ever offered in Boulder County, Owl’s Nest Estate offers an unrivaled combination of privacy, views and eco-conscious luxury living within the esteemed community of The Farm in Boulder Valley. The 10,000+ square-foot masterpiece home is situated on 2.45 lush acres amidst a sea of county-protected open space. Though grand in stature, the five-bedroom, seven-bath, green-built estate was designed from the ground up to be part of the natural environment. From the HEPA air-cleaning system to the solar powered radiant heat to the photovoltaic roof tiles that provide 9.835kw of electricity, this property has been fully equipped with the highest quality materials and fixtures to create one of the most luxurious green-built, sustainable estates on the market. Additional property highlights include a children’s rec room, theater, gym, executive office, covered outdoor living area with gas fireplace and unobstructed views of Boulder’s famous Flatirons. $2,999,000

Scott Franklund 303-440-4999 •1500 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303 www.LegendaryProperty.com Scott.Franklund@SothebysRealty.com

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Ski-In/Ski-Out at Aspen Highlands

The Residence on Little Nell

Aspen, Colorado Ski-in/out at Aspen Highlands from this custom-built stone and timber home featuring six en suite bedrooms. At just over 8,900 square feet with a gourmet kitchen, office, family/media room with billiards table and bar, balconies off the master and guest master suites, patio, hot tub, 2-car garage, radiant heat, air conditioning, top-of-the-line fiber optic capabilities, security system and an energy-efficient design, this is the family ski home dreams and memories are made of! $11,995,000 Furnished

Aspen, Colorado The ultimate ski estate has been created directly beneath the famed gondola on Aspen Mountain! This mountain contemporary home is truly one-of-a-kind with highlights including direct ski access, views towards Independence Pass, dramatic interior finishes and design, and spacious outdoor living areas. Features include seven en suite bedrooms, 9,056 square feet, gourmet kitchen with custom European-style wood cabinetry, gas fireplaces, library/office, exercise room, theater, wine room and a generous entertainment area with wet bar and room for billiards and poker tables. www.LittleNellHouse.com $19,990,000

European Mountain Contemporary

Mountain Chic with International Sophistication

Aspen, Colorado Attention to every detail was considered when creating this gorgeous contemporary home! The exterior features dry stack Oklahoma pioneer stone with solid mahogany, open and covered decks, generous yard and great southern exposure. The interior features four en suite bedrooms, 5,324 square feet, open floor plan, bold contemporary design, private office, lighting system, electronic mesh shades, elevator, black oak cabinetry, Italian porcelain tile, two-car garage and winter views of Aspen Mountain. Just 7/10 of a mile to downtown Aspen. $7,950,000

Aspen, Colorado Meticulously designed home with a perfect blend of mountain chic and international sophistication, featuring exquisite and unique materials including a Minotti Cuchine kitchen and Boffi bathrooms imported from Italy. The well-designed floor plan includes 6,291 square feet, woodburning fireplace, reclaimed chestnut and leather floors and green construction throughout. Enjoy direct ski-in/ski-out access to Snowmass Mountain and awe-inspiring mountain views from the walls of retractable windows. Located on over one private acre. $4,995,000 Furnished

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Craig Morris • 415 East Hyman Avenue • Aspen, Colorado 81611 • 970-379-9795 cell • 970-925-6060 office Morris@sopris.net • www.CraigMorris.com • www.AspenSkiHomes.com


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Owl Creek Gem

Downtown Aspen Luxury

Aspen, Colorado This fabulous and beautifully maintained duplex lives like a single family home! Features include a contemporary style with clean lines, three bedrooms, three baths, 2,998 square feet, high-end finishes, hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, office, abundant storage, one-car garage, inviting outdoor spaces, large yard, wraparound deck, hot tub and end of the road privacy on 4.5 acres. The perfect “lock and leave” or fulltime home, located directly between Aspen and Snowmass Village. $2,995,000 Furnished

Aspen, Colorado Rare opportunity to own a gorgeous home on one of downtown Aspen’s largest lots, just an easy stroll to the gondola, restaurants and shopping! Features include seven bedrooms including a detached caretaker house, 7,674 square feet, exquisite finishes, reclaimed wide plank wood floors, extensive stonework, hand-carved trusses and cabinets, gourmet kitchen, Euro steam showers in the master and guest master baths, media room, wine room, exercise room, private pond with waterfall and protected year-round views of Aspen Mountain. $10,500,000 Furnished

Mountain Contemporary Estate in Aspen Highlands

Maroon Creek Club Estate

Aspen, Colorado Enjoy panoramic views and ski-in/ski-out access to Aspen Highlands from this fabulous custom-built estate. Features include six en suite bedrooms, 8,982 square feet, extensive stone work, European fixtures, vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen with attached family room, office, gym, media room, music studio, multiple fireplaces, wine cellar with full bar, private gated entry, 3-car garage, private rooftop deck, hot tub and a high tech security and closed caption TV system that allows global/internet monitoring. $9,900,000 Furnished

Aspen, Colorado Serenity awaits in the gated enclave of Pyramid Point! Enjoy the solitude of 4.5 acres, gain inspiration from the stunning mountain views and relax in the luxurious residence where no detail has been overlooked. The endless amenities include five en suite bedrooms, 11,268 heated square feet, European kitchen, master suite with private patio, 65' waterfall, theater, game room with full bar, 1,700 bottle wine room, indoor swimming pool, large caretaker suite, expansive lawn area and much more. $17,500,000 Turn-Key Furnished

Craig Morris • 415 East Hyman Avenue • Aspen, Colorado 81611 • 970-379-9795 cell • 970-925-6060 office Morris@sopris.net • www.CraigMorris.com • www.AspenSkiHomes.com

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Spectacular Retreat Setting on 88 Acres with River Pueblo, Colorado Escape to this ranch estate located 30 minutes south of Colorado Springs. The property boasts a fabulous main residence with Tuscan allure, an inviting guesthouse with two bedrooms and an 80' x 40' warehouse with shop and parking space for 6 cars. The main residence offers 6,864 square feet of comfortable but elegant “Colorado Living.” Some of the home’s special features include volume beamed ceilings, hand hewn floors and doors, two outdoor patios with fireplaces, a lookout tower and walls of glass that capture the serene setting and mountain views. The huge warehouse has endless uses and is every man’s “Dream Cave.” $1,490,000

Serene Setting Overlooking the City Colorado Springs, Colorado Located behind the Broadmoor Hotel, this stunning, Mediterranean inspired home enjoys breathtaking views of the city, mountains and Garden of the Gods. Offering exceptional attention to detail and fabulous outdoor living, the home has 5,963 square feet with four bedrooms and six baths. Remarkable details include an inviting flagstone front courtyard with fountain, marble foyer with fountain, carved marble fireplaces, hand-carved front door, expansive decking, gourmet kitchen with Viking gas range and an attached 7-car garage. $1,298,600

Posh Resort Lifestyle Colorado Springs, Colorado This Broadmoor Brownstone offers a unique lifestyle with exclusive rights to purchase a coveted Broadmoor Golf Membership. Located across the street from the world-famous hotel, you are a short walk to all the hotel’s amenities to include golf, tennis, swimming, spa and workout facilities. Boasting an open floor plan with 12' ceiling, the town home has luxurious finishes, an elevator, three fireplaces, hickory floors, two bedroom suites, great room, family room, two patios and a 3-car garage. A perfect second home! $1,925,000

Historic Maytag Estate Colorado Springs, Colorado Nestled on two prime acres, this landmark property boasts 13,000 square feet, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Located on a scenic rim in Broadmoor, the home enjoys panoramic views of the mountains, the Broadmoor Golf Course and the lake at the Country Club of Colorado. The focal point of the home is the 38' x 38' center courtyard around which the home revolves. Some of the homes special features include coral columns, beamed and hand-painted ceilings, 14 sets of French doors, seven fabulous fireplaces and a sumptuous master with his and her baths. $2,500,000

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Becky Gloriod 719-785-4110 Direct 719-229-9777 Mobile becky@gloriod.com www.beckygloriod.com


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Silver Creek Valley Country Club

Silver Creek Valley Country Club

San Jose, California Prestigious home in a premier location! Enjoy this five-bedroom, five and one half-bath masterpiece tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Silver Creek Valley Country Club…Silicon Valley’s premier gated golf course community. Recently remodeled with over $300,000 of amazing upgrades, including a remodeled kitchen, old world flooring and much more. This home is dramatic, yet comfortable. Fabulous media room with theater seating, and a loft playroom or bonus room. With almost 5,000 square feet of pure luxury and attention to detail, this is true masterpiece! $1,699,000. www.5684AlgonquinWay.com

San Jose, California Views! Views! Views! A luxurious, perfectly maintained home in Silicon Valley’s premier gated golf community. Private location near the end of a cul-de-sac with unobstructed views of the foothills. Featuring four bedrooms plus a stately office and library with rich hardwoods and a large bonus/game room. Downstairs master suite includes a fireplace, retreat and marble bathroom. You’ll also find gleaming hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, rich hardwood built-ins throughout and a pool and spa. This home is perfect for entertaining with an expansive backyard and no rear neighbors. An estate to treasure. $2,499,000. www.5476MorningsideDrive.com

California Oak Creek

Silver Creek Valley Country Club

San Jose, California Fabulous home in a quite rural setting yet so close to schools, shopping and freeway access. Wonderful unobstructed pastoral views of peaceful rolling hills and mature twisted oak trees. No rear neighbors. Beautifully appointed four-bedroom home with three and one half baths and an open loft…perfect for an office, den or play area. Meticulously maintained and featuring a marble entry, crisp and gleaming white kitchen and much more. Oversized yard with gated Pebble Tech pool and spa. $1,179,000. www.7023HeartlandWay.com

San Jose, California Top-of-the-world views in this Mediterranean Villa beyond compare. Perched high on a ridge with unobstructed city light, dramatic long range golf course and valley views. This stunning five-bedroom, four and one halfbathroom estate commands a presence like no other. Featuring a huge master suite with retreat, fireplace and balcony, his and her walk-in closets and a luxurious marble master bathroom. Expansive gourmet kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Gorgeous backyard with lush landscaping, sparkling pool, spa and outdoor kitchen with granite countertop. Beyond compare! $2,199,000. www.5415VicenzaWay.com

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Grant, Griffith & Jones • Windermere Silicon Valley Properties 5609 Silver Creek Valley Rd. • San Jose, CA 95138 408-239-0990 • sgrant@windermere.com • www. SilverCreekHomePreviews.com


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Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose, California A stunning four-bedroom, two and one half-bathroom Carmel Collection home in a private, quiet location. Gorgeous newer wide plank cherry wood floors, a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, marble floors and cozy breakfast nook. Separate casita which is perfect for an office, bonus room, or additional bedroom. Walls of windows flood the home with natural light all day long. Thick crown molding and baseboards, and large master suite with marble bathroom, make this the perfect home. This home just feels right! $930,000. www.5845PistoiaWay.com

Silver Creek Valley San Jose, California A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build your dream estate in the prestigious Silver Creek Valley. A very rare opportunity to own this incredible 3.75 acre+ home site. Unobstructed city light and valley views abound. Walk to the highly ranked James Franklin Smith elementary school, amongst the highest in the county. Shopping and easy freeway access nearby. Utilities available at the street. Live your dreams! $890,000.

In the Heart of Silicon Valley Cupertino, California Highly ranked and sought after schools known worldwide. Gorgeous remodeled four-bedroom, three-bathroom home tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Huge master suite with a full marble bathroom, updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Other recent upgrades include: gleaming hardwood floors, newer air conditioning, furnace, copper plumbing, doors, windows, crown molding, fixtures, marble entry, plantation shutters, custom window coverings, slate front porch and much more. Sparkling pool and spa. Close to shopping, freeway access, Apple computer and many other high tech companies. $1,096,000. www.10846WillowbrookWay.com

Grant, Griffith & Jones • Windermere Silicon Valley Properties 5609 Silver Creek Valley Rd. • San Jose, CA 95138 408-239-0990 • sgrant@windermere.com • www. SilverCreekHomePreviews.com

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Toyon Estate Ross, California Ross, in Marin County, California, is a most coveted address for good reason ― charming village, lush landscape, great weather, best schools. Land is scarce and even a small lot never is for sale. Toyon Estate is rare and unique. The very last undeveloped parcel of the historic Pischel Estate is only now available for one lucky family to design their ultimate dream home. On a ridge top with sweeping views in all directions, Toyon Estate enjoys sunrise lighting the magical Mt. Tamalpais, and mature oak and madrone trees. At the end of a private road, there are 10 perfect acres of privacy. A tentative map to create two parcels is approved. Seller may assist in financing. An informative property portfolio is available on request. $8,000,000. www.ToyonEstate.com

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Maryann Pearson RE/MAX of Southern Marin 415-310-1143 CA DRE #00622625 www.maryannpearson.com


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Green Glen Mill Valley, California Both traditional and contemporary styles are blended to delight any taste or age. Green Glen sits on nearly ½ acre of beautifully landscaped grounds with raised bed garden, a separate cottage, a meditation garden and stone walkways and walls. Living spaces open to terraces and yard. Three bedrooms plus a nursery or office are on the upper level and one large bedroom or multipurpose room and bath are on the main level. The great room kitchen is spectacular. Formal living and dining rooms and office or den are separated from the family areas. In Mill Valley, one of Marin’s most desirable locations. $2,180,000. www.MillValleyOasis.com

Southridge Tiburon, California From the front entrance the view of San Francisco and the entire Bay brings conversation to a stop…Unobstructed sweeping vistas of the SF Bay, Sausalito water front, Angel Island and City skyline are exquisite night and day. Four bedrooms with a large open living area plus den. Lawn and gardens with fruit trees, roses and open space beyond. Quiet and private cul-de-sac in finest weather area. Convenient commute and best schools. Live the California life at its best. $2,800,000. www.6SouthridgeEast.com

Maryann Pearson RE/MAX of Southern Marin 415-310-1143 CA DRE #00622625 www.maryannpearson.com

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Malibu Road Malibu, California Great beach house located on the very desirable Malibu Road. With expansive decks this is a wonderful home for entertaining and enjoying the beach lifestyle. Centrally located with easy access to shopping and restaurants. Residence consists of 3 levels, with a master bedroom with his and her bathrooms. Upper level consists of two (2) bedrooms, family room with small kitchen and 2 large oceanfront decks. Upper level functions as a great private separate guest suite.

Marcus Beck • Prudential Malibu Realty DRE #00971376 www.malibuestates.com • marcusbeck@malibuestates.com 310-317-1709 OFC • 310-456-1401 FAX 24


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Loma Metisse Malibu, California Architectural post and beam home features floor to ceiling windows overlooking endless ocean views, built around stunning rock formations behind the gates of West Saddle Peak. This private retreat sits on over 4 acres with meadows, rock formations, fruit and decorative trees. With plenty of room for horses, the area supports a wide range of riding, biking and hiking trails. Spacious guest-house is currently used as a production office, with large setback from main house. A truly magical setting.

Marcus Beck • Prudential Malibu Realty DRE #00971376 www.malibuestates.com • marcusbeck@malibuestates.com 310-317-1709 OFC • 310-456-1401 FAX 25


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Mulholland Highway Calabasas, California Gated and walled Mediterranean Estate on over 2.4 acres. Tranquil and picturesque with seasonal creek, mature oak trees and wonderful outdoor spaces for entertaining. Fabulous master suite with fireplace, sitting area and large private deck. The spectacular grounds feature a pool and spa, plus an outdoor fireplace. Gourmet kitchen, living room, family room, office, wine cellar and bonus room, gym, sauna and indoor sports court. Fourcar garage with ample guest parking. Two story guest house with one bedroom and one and one half baths and 2-car carport.

Marcus Beck • Prudential Malibu Realty DRE #00971376 www.malibuestates.com • marcusbeck@malibuestates.com 310-317-1709 OFC • 310-456-1401 FAX 26


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Triunfo Drive Agoura, California Custom hacienda with expansive equestrian facilities and forever views on more than 1.3 acres with four-bedroom, three-bath home, horse facilities, organic orchard with 16 fruit varieties, saltwater pool/spa and entertainment decks with forever views! Privately gated custom hacienda in the Santa Monica Mountains with quality finishes including hardwood and tile floors, native stone, hand-painted tile, built-in antiques and custom iron-work throughout. Indoor/outdoor flow with French doors opening to courtyards, patios and balconies off every room. Environmentally responsible with solar electricity, low-E windows, tankless water heater, saltwater pool and flowering xeriscape landscaping (low water use). Breathtaking views including National and State parks. Horse facilities include 5 covered pipe corrals, large arena, tackroom, hay shed, washrack, bridle path and spectacular trail access to nearby training stables plus thousands of acres of parkland.

Marcus Beck • Prudential Malibu Realty DRE #00971376 www.malibuestates.com • marcusbeck@malibuestates.com 310-317-1709 OFC • 310-456-1401 FAX 27


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Civilized Glamour and Peaceful Repose Hancock Park, California Mediterranean magnificence embodies classic California architecture and reveals stylish interiors. 2-level foyer offers passage to the library, living room or the heart of this home: a grand kitchen with entertaining den. The yard harbors a pool and 2-story guest house/ spa building. The indoor dining room serves 40 seated guests. Bedroom arrangement is one downstairs suite and four suites up. The master suite includes a foyer, sleeping chamber, dressing room closet and dual bath. This residence with its location and all the modern amenities is irreplaceable. $5,550,000.

A Villa with Worldly Sophistication Beverly Hills, California Inside the Beverly Hills guard-gated community atop The Summit is this Palladian-inspired contemporary Mediterranean with lush landscape. A 2-story foyer and sweeping staircase rises to a large upper vestibule. Ivory Italian marble floors lead to spacious rooms that feature large windows viewing garden perspectives. Five bedrooms with baths include a master suite with fireplace and salon seating plus separate baths featuring walk-in closets. 4 fireplaces adorn important rooms including the library, living room and family room. Deluxe kitchen highlights an oval breakfast room overlooking the pool terrace. Everything is perfectly scaled for multitudes or the most intimate of lifestyles. $4,178,000.

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Cara Sheriff 424-202-3228 cara.sheriff@telesproperties.com www.carasheriff.com


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Coastal Paradise with Contemporary Verve Laguna Beach, California Dramatic, museum-quality Contemporary soars above the ocean and coastline of N. Laguna Beach. Glass walls open reveal unity between space, sky and sea. Striking architecture crafted by Christian Light appears to be 1 level but is actually a 2-story estate with five bedroom suites, media/theatre, home spa suite, office/gym and wine cellar. A cathedral-sized living room and dining pavilion overlook an infinity pool. Gourmet kitchen by Poggenpohl with endless granite countertop prep space, multiple sinks, dual Sub-Zeros, ovens by Gaggenau and Dacor, dual Bosch dishwashers and capacious storage. All this in an environment washed with sunlight and views in all directions. A gentle “S” curve design joins roofline to glass walls to white stone floors and extends out to the pool, lending a quality of openness and harmony between all elements. Descending interior Honduran mahogany staircase enters a tropical forest of palms and exotic plants as if in a faraway island. $20,500,000. Ernie Carswell, 424-202-3226, www.2555altamardrive.com

Bel Air Trophy Pied-a-Terre Bel Air, California The timeless elegance of famed architect Paul Williams has been preserved ― yet re-envisioned…a trophy property now of exceptional quality and historic significance exuding a luxury best described as “subtle extravagance.” Seven bedrooms, 12 baths include a sumptuous 2-story master suite wing with separate spa baths, study, lounge with fireplace, relaxation room and city-to-ocean view sun terrace. Spacious stone and stainless professional kitchen, media center, billiards pub, glass-encased wine room, fully-equipped gym, guest house and the 110' infinity pool are other destinations to enjoy. The quintessential family compound or Industry mogul’s retreat. $23,000,000. Ernie Carswell, 424202-3226, www.belairsiena.com

Casco Bay Island Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada A truly rare opportunity to own an exquisite 41+ acre island off the coast of Eastport, Maine. The modern cedar log home has all the amenities while enjoying superb views of wildlife, surrounding islands and the mainland. Located in Canadian waters, Casco Bay Island is easily accessed from Lubec or Eastport, Maine, or from Campobello Island and Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada. $1,400,000. Chaya van Essen, 424-202-3207, www.cascobayislandforsale.com

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• 3454 Westminster Napa, California Perfectly positioned on a beautifully landscaped half-acre lot on one of the most desirable streets in Napa, this four bedroom, two and one half bath home is nestled in a neighborhood of gracious custom homes. The beautifully landscaped grounds offer the best of indoor and outdoor wine country living. Rock walls define two patios, walkways and gardens. Ample landscape lighting brightens the evening view and a sheltering pergola permits dining al fresco almost year-round. Indoors the spacious public rooms offer both quiet family living and easy entertaining. The family room has a wet bar and fireplace. The formal dining room and living room share their own fireplace. Upstairs, bay windows grace each of four generouslysized bedrooms. This home is both Wine Country casual and San Francisco elegant. www3454westminstercourt.com

La Maison de Lavande in Napa Valley Napa, California Nestled at the end of a rural cul-de-sac and framed by mature redwood and oak trees, this exquisite four bedroom, three bath, Napa home on nearly 2 acres, finished in the craftsman style, is perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying tranquil evenings in a private, quiet setting. Recently remodeled, the master bedroom suite offers a dual-sided fireplace and overlooks a private vineyard fringed with fragrant lavender; currently planted with 100 Cabernet vines arranged in an arbor, with room for another 300. The kitchen boasts professional-grade appliances and custom cabinets with unique concrete tops and is adjacent to the great room, which leads to the pool deck and covered, outdoor patio barbecue bar, complete with sink, refrigerator, cabinets and a fireplace. An additional fire-pit overlooking the vineyard is perfect for quiet reflection or conversation. The lushly landscaped grounds host multiple fountains and gardens, all framed by handlaid stone walls and walkways. A sport court for paddle-tennis or basketball adds an active touch to the perfect country estate lifestyle. www.napa-1085lagrande.com

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Price per square foot values, sales rates, and average sales have stabilized FOR BUYERS – time to buy, the market is stable and may be a great hedge against inflation FOR SELLERS – well-priced properties are selling and sellers can enjoy the power of converting liquid assets to cash PREDICTIONS: • People are moving past the recession and fear, and adapting to new circumstances • More confident buyers aren’t on the fence of uncertainty • The economy works best when political power is split resulting in bipartisan negotiation • Political power is now split • The stock market has already factored this in with an 11,000 Dow • Real estate that has bottomed is a substantial anti-inflation investment • Quality real estate in Marin County is the cream of the crop and will continue to hold value

Do you want the best representation? If so, call David at 415-531-2656 or Jennifer at 415-328-8006, j.dunbar@deckerbullocksir.com, and we will help you develop and execute the best plan for your real estate goals, buying or selling.

David Kirchhoff, Broker Associate 1620 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920 415-531-2656 • 2290@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer Dunbar, MBA, GRI, Ecobroker 1620 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920 415-328-8006 • j.dunbar@deckerbullocksir.com

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333 Bella Vista Avenue BELVEDERE, CALIFORNIA Exquisitely maintained, warm contemporary home with sweeping SF Bay views was designed to maximize abundant natural light while maintaining a sense of privacy. Spacious, light and airy, it provides comfortable living spaces in addition to ample clean well lighted storage rooms. The great room has a cathedral ceiling which frames the floor-to-ceiling Bay view windows. There are several outdoor viewing and relaxing decks. The kitchen is a gourmet chef’s delight with a 6-burner Thermador gas stove and top-ofthe-line appliances. There are two pantries and a 60 bottle wine refrigerator, in addition to a separate, naturally cooled 600+ bottle wine cellar. The master suite is situated on its own level and is combined with a separate sitting area and fireplace. Over one third of an acre of landscaped grounds surround the home. With an attached two-car garage, there is ample outdoor parking for four more cars. $3,395,000

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David Kirchhoff, Broker Associate 1620 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920 415-531-2656 • 2290@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer Dunbar, MBA, GRI, Ecobroker 1620 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920 415-328-8006 • j.dunbar@deckerbullocksir.com


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270 Beach Road BELVEDERE, CALIFORNIA This historic Belvedere home dates back to the early 1890’s and was one of the first graceful manor homes built on the Island. The ideal lee shore location was originally chosen as the best orientation for a year-round protected deep water dock. Fabulous San Francisco Bay views, gentle breezes and luscious gardens complement the property. It is within walking distance to Belvedere Park, downtown Tiburon, the ferries and the San Francisco and Corinthian Yacht Clubs. $4,222,000. www.207Beach.info

David Kirchhoff, Broker Associate 1620 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920 415-531-2656 • 2290@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer Dunbar, MBA, GRI, Ecobroker 1620 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920 415-328-8006 • j.dunbar@deckerbullocksir.com

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Country Setting Lafayette, California Located approximately 30 minutes east of San Francisco, Lafayette, once a sleepy small town, has now become a vibrant go to place that has quaint shops, boutiques and wonderful restaurants. This Spanish Colonial Estate, just minutes from two commute routes, is on seven flat acres of land, is fully gated with beautifully landscaped grounds, and has amenities that include a pool and spa, horseshoe pit, shuffleboard and a tennis court. The main residence, centered on a charming courtyard, is approximately 16,000 square feet. Walls of windows showcase stunning views of the private outdoor gardens, many with water features. In addition to the main home, which has an attached In-law apartment, there is a guest house, caretaker’s apartment and an open cabana with two full baths and a living room with a fireplace. For the car enthusiast, there is a mechanic’s shop and space for 18-20 cars. Perhaps an equestrian facility is more to your liking or for an extended family, the opportunity to add additional housing with its R-20 zoning. Make this your dream…www.940ReliezStationLn.com. Offered at $9,500,000.

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Sharon Dare 925-855-4041 sdare@rockcliff.com www.sharondare.com DRE #01076566

15 Railroad Ave Danville, CA

Pamela Schmidt 925-855-4018 pschmidt@rockcliff.com www.pamelaschmidt.net DRE #01725909


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Private Retreat Lafayette, California This home can only be described as living in your own private park. This custom Estate, designed in mid-century modern architecture, has expansive rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and beautifully groomed mature landscaping. Situated on a privately gated, nearly four acre parcel, this home will take you back in time to the days of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. With two five-car garages there’s plenty of room for car collectors! The enclosed cabana has walls of glass, full kitchen, built-in barbeque, large living and dining areas and a fireplace for those cooler evenings. The clean lines of the pool and water feature blend seamlessly into the large expanses of lawn. There is a guest apartment with a living and dining area, a full kitchen, one bedroom and a full bath. A separate legal, three-quarter acre lot is also included in this sale. Please preview this outstanding property at www.3000WindtreeCt.com. Offered at $5,500,000.

Sharon Dare 925-855-4041 sdare@rockcliff.com www.sharondare.com DRE #01076566

15 Railroad Ave Danville, CA

Pamela Schmidt 925-855-4018 pschmidt@rockcliff.com www.pamelaschmidt.net DRE #01725909

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Wonderful Southwest Home in Desert Mountain

Spectacular Views in Desert Mountain

Scottsdale, Arizona This southwest home showcases views of the third green of the Chiricahua golf course and 4,800 square feet of living, all on one level. The great room features a custom built-in entertainment center, stone fireplace and wet bar. Finishes include travertine floors, granite countertops, alder wood cabinetry and doors, large beam ceiling treatments and custom built-ins. Backyard has Pebble Tec pool and spa with bar table, fire pit with seating, built-in barbeque and views of the valley. Offered at $2,595,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Scottsdale, Arizona Allen Tafoya-designed home with mountain, sunset and golf course views. Wonderful office with custom built-ins. Wet bar, skylights, new carpeting, fireplaces in the office, master, great room and family/morning room as well as outdoors. Kitchen remodeled in 2007, featuring Dacor ovens, SubZero refrigerator/freezer, wine refrigerator, ice-maker, granite counters, island and pass-through to the patio. Covered terrace with flagstone flooring, built-in barbeque, heaters, negative-edge pool with waterfall. Offered at $1,795,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Spectacular Contemporary Home in Desert Mountain

Lovely Tuscan in Desert Mountain

Scottsdale, Arizona A courtyard leads you into this bright open contemporary with limestone flooring, chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, cherry wood cabinetry and stainless steel accents. There are two generous guest suites with an additional large office or fourth bedroom. Spacious art walls will accommodate your personal gallery. The 4,000 square foot patio is perfect for entertaining with a 40-foot lap pool, spa, fireplace and barbeque. The 3-car garage offers built-in cabinets and air-conditioning. Offered at $1,995,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Scottsdale, Arizona Tuscan architecture greets you as you pass through the courtyard into this exquisite home. Hardwood and travertine flooring, beautiful finishes, custom cabinetry and gourmet kitchen are enhanced by the furnishings, which are included. Stepping onto the patio you will find expansive views of the mountains, valley lights and sunsets. Pebble Tec pool and spa invite your guests to leave their lovely private entry casita. Fully furnished. Offered at $2,395,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

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Anne Morrissey 480-205-2941 / Bee Francis 602-679-3193 37700 N. Desert Mountain Parkway • Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 • www.desertmountain.com


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Great Territorial Home in Desert Mountain

Wonderful Southwest Contemporary in Desert Mountain

Scottsdale, Arizona Wonderful territorial designed by Lee Hutchison. Soft curved walls throughout the main living areas plus a gourmet kitchen with the finest appliances. Curves emulate an artistic, casually elegant style indicative of the Sonoran Desert. The combination of knotty leather, stained alder, tumbled marble and Saltillo tile throughout is warm and inviting. This home is perfect for entertaining inside and out, as well as capturing views of distant mountains, sunsets, and nearby Apache Peak. Offered at $1,295,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Scottsdale, Arizona Great Coffman territorial home with three bedrooms and three and one half baths plus a magnificent office with built-ins on a cul-de-sac lot with sunset and mountain views. Alder cabinetry, granite countertops, flagstone and cherry wood floors are many of the fine upgrades in this home. The home has a courtyard entry and a fabulous landscaped backyard with a Pebble Tec pool and spa, built-in barbeque and a view deck. Offered at $1,195,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Golf Course Views

Truly Magnificent

Scottsdale, Arizona Spectacular expanded floor plan features four bedrooms, four and one half baths and spacious living spaces overlooking the 10th hole of the Cochise course at Desert Mountain with city light, mountain, golf course and sunset views. The patio and pool/spa provide unlimited possibilities for gracious entertaining with built-in barbeque and fireplace. Inside, the updated kitchen area is perfect for small and large gatherings. Offered at $1,350,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Scottsdale, Arizona Splendor in every direction! From the multi-faceted ceilings and richly textured flooring to the sunrise, sunset, city light, golf course and mountain views. Spacious and well-appointed great room flows seamlessly to include the private patio with pool, spa and built-in barbeque. Five-bedroom home with many pluses: media room, office, separate two-room guest casita. Offered at $2,695,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Anne Morrissey 480-205-2941 / Bee Francis 602-679-3193 37700 N. Desert Mountain Parkway • Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 • www.desertmountain.com

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Spectacular Contemporary Home in Desert Mountain

Modern Masterpiece in Desert Mountain

Scottsdale, Arizona On one of the most spectacular lots at Desert Mountain, this desert contemporary home offers views of multiple golf holes, sunsets, city lights and mountains. Three bedrooms in the main house along with wonderful office/den. A separate guesthouse features great views and serves as the fourth bedroom. The great room 30' electronic doors open to a patio featuring two pools with automatic covers, spa and water features. The home is controlled with a Crestron home automation system. Offered at $6,950,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Scottsdale, Arizona Created by southwest design masters Gordon Rogers, Eric and Dorothy Bron, this modern architectural statement built over a bridged wash embraces the desert and encompasses commanding views of the entire valley floor. Walls of glass and colorful accent details illuminate every space, indoors and out, with no detail left unattended. Unparalleled home automation and intelligently engineered systems complement the design excellence. A car buff’s spotless garage houses six cars. Offered at $6,250,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Organic Territorial Masterpiece in Desert Mountain

Superb Pueblo-Style Home in Desert Mountain

Scottsdale, Arizona Discover this timeless Lee Hutchison design in Desert Mountain. Multiple outdoor patios and fireplaces make excellent settings for intimate or large gatherings. Situated on 2.4 acres overlooking the 3rd and 4th fairways of the Cochise golf course, the home offers two bedrooms plus a large office/media room in the main house, and one bedroom and sitting room in the large guesthouse. Your clients will be amazed at the setting, the ambiance, the detail and the views from every room. Offered at $4,395,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Scottsdale, Arizona This spectacular Allen Tafoya Santa Fe/Pueblo home has been featured in several magazines for both authenticity of the architecture and its lush landscaping. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from several patios, as well as distant views of Geronimo and Chiricahua fairways and the Continental Mountains. Outdoor patio includes a 2-level boulder waterfall and a double negative-edge pool. Offered at $3,495,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

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Karen Baldwin 480-694-0098 / Mike Doyle 602-390-0494 / Kathleen Benoit 480-544-5565 / TeamKMK@desertmountain.com 37700 N. Desert Mountain Parkway • Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 • www.desertmountain.com


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Stunning Santa Barbara-Style Home in Desert Mountain

Tuscan Home of Casual Elegance

Scottsdale, Arizona This spectacular, elegant home resting on 2+ acres with fabulous views overlooking Chiricahua’s 16th fairway and the valley beyond. Imagine the most luxurious living/dining room, finest chef’s kitchen/family center and private master retreat. Guest wing allows for total privacy. Lower level features a media/billiards/pub room and a workout site. Five-star pool/patio all created from exquisite natural stone. Offered at $3,250,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Scottsdale, Arizona This Tuscan home has views of boulder outcroppings and lush Sonoran desert. The exterior stonework, interior hand-hewn beams and walnut flooring are examples of the European quality and charm found throughout. The floor plan features a great room with limestone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, billiards room/bar, luxurious master retreat, quaint office and three family bedroom suites. A spacious patio with large overhang and pool features a stone fireplace and sunset views. Offered at $2,295,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Unique Pueblo-Style Home in Desert Mountain

Tuscan Home in Desert Mountain

Scottsdale, Arizona This classic Pueblo home offers commanding panoramic views of the valley, sunsets and city lights through the fabulous great room windows. The defined spaces are large, yet exude warmth and intimacy with the beautiful beamed ceiling details and artistic faux walls throughout the home. The master suite with access to the pool and patio shares the exciting vistas. Two generous additional guest suites each have vista views. The custom furniture is available by separate agreement. Offered at $1,995,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Scottsdale, Arizona Inviting arrival through the arched entry sets the tone for this warm and welcoming architecture. The main home features three bedrooms, a theater, wine room, kitchen/family room with a bar, study and exercise room. Off of the kitchen is an outside kitchen and dining area. The fourth bedroom is a detached casita. Large oversized 4-car garage has extensive workspace and storage. Outstanding for entertaining with great indoor and outdoor spaces. Offered at $1,848,000 – price includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership.

Karen Baldwin 480-694-0098 / Mike Doyle 602-390-0494 / Kathleen Benoit 480-544-5565 / TeamKMK@desertmountain.com 37700 N. Desert Mountain Parkway • Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 • www.desertmountain.com

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Irreplaceable Estate

Magnificent Opulence

Paradise Valley, Arizona Extraordinarily rare, this multiple-acre estate is perched on top of a leveled hill with 360-degree views of city lights and majestic urban mountains. Vegas-style portico entry. Towering palms, wraparound walkways, enormous entertaining spaces. Second-story waterfall. Olympic-size pool. Massive spa. Tennis court. Ice-skating rink. Priced far below replacement costs. Needs renovations. 12 bedrooms, 12 baths in 52,000 square feet. MLS#4403988. Offered at $15,000,000. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/628007.

Paradise Valley, Arizona Hidden deep inside the lush Paradise Valley Country Club, this grand home boasts an ultra-opulent living room backdropped by sheer glass disappearing doors. Haute-couture kitchen. Lavish master. Dramatic indoor/outdoor staircases. Entertainer’s lower level with bar, wine cellar. Maid’s rooms. Starlit mountains/city lights views. Two alfresco kitchens. Luxuriant lawns. Pool, spa. Seven bedrooms, 10 baths in

Pure Contemporary Elegance

Opulent Sophistication

Cave Creek, Arizona Superbly styled and distinctively finished, this dramatic contemporary is suspended over a desert wash in the midst of five pristine high Sonoran acres. Exquisitely elegant, sophisticated. Spectacular views of rugged mountains, saguaro forests. Light-filled rooms with walls of sheer glass. Expansive sunset balconies. Perfect for idyllic year-round living or lock/ leave retreat. Three bedrooms, three and one half baths in 3,072 square feet. MLS#4331159. Offered at $1,695,000. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/581437.

Paradise Valley, Arizona Filled with sophistication, this opulent home is nestled against the Camelback Country Club golf course. Living room with world-class frescoes. Kitchen with hand-peeled pine, Italian granite. Galleria with 24K-gold French patina. Elevator to posh master with veranda. Guest house with bar, wine cellar. Bucolic rear grounds with wraparound patios, kitchen, tennis, pool, pine trees. Two-plus acres. Five bedrooms, nine baths in 11,000 square feet. MLS#4339547. Offered at $5,950,000. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/585227.

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16,087 square feet. MLS#4271490. Offered at $8,995,000. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/554301.

Sandra Baldwin • 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 360 • Scottsdale, AZ 85251 • 480-287-5300 • www.BaldwinTeam.com


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Idyllic Elegance

French Country Arcadia

Paradise Valley, Arizona Awash with an ambience of sumptuous sophistication, this idyllic home’s living room wows with a stunning Canterra fireplace and a visually impressive beamed ceiling. Magnificent kitchen with sensational movement-laden granite. Master with beautiful boudoir, lavish bath, custom closets. Walk-in wine room. Guest house. Lush lawn, sport court, shimmering pool with beach/splash entry. Five bedrooms, five and one half baths in 7,000 square feet. MLS#4415936. Offered at $3,250,000. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/645351.

Phoenix, Arizona Located in lush and lovely Arcadia, this brand-new beauty by Nance Construction exudes an ambience of timeless European elegance. Luxuriant lawns, towering trees. Shaded courtyard. Living room with hardwood floors, split-stone fireplace. French Country kitchen with snowwhite cabinetry, jet-black counters. Family room with brick archways, French exits. Huge pool. Camelback views. Five bedrooms, four and one half baths in 5,510 square feet. MLS#4377445. Offered at $2,995,000. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/612405.

Judson Opportunity

Stunning Setting

Paradise Valley, Arizona Millions below replacement cost. Elegant yet warm with a timeless style that melds formal and casual living in an ideal balance. The floorplan is split with an open kitchen family room. There is an extra family room, wine room, theater, office, guest house and thousands of square feet of covered outdoor living, pool house, sun-deck and play areas. Six bedrooms, nine baths in 11,000 square feet. MLS#4398394. Offered at $5,995,000. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/411880.

Paradise Valley, Arizona Reduced $3,000,000, this 4-acre entertainer’s paradise preens with a priceless panorama of views from its serene perch at the top of Camelback Mountain. Beautifully blended into mountainside. Bridged entry. Exquisite flowing design follows natural radius points. Great room with 40-foot wall of seamless glass, intoxicating circular/ribbed dome ceiling. Designed by Lee Hutchinson. Call Laura Joyner 602-469-6777. Four bedrooms, six baths in 9,500 square feet. MLS#4283771. Offered at $5,995,000. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/645351.

Sandra Baldwin • 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 360 • Scottsdale, AZ 85251 • 480-287-5300 • www.BaldwinTeam.com

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Estate of Art Sedona, Arizona This estate is a celebration of luxury, color, shape and form. Ingenuity of design and the best building materials available are played out in a crescent moon-shaped home that captures Sedona’s world famous views and sunsets. It features unobstructed views, backs to National Forest, five suites, grand foyer, great room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, office/media room, separate guest/caretaker’s apartment and detached gym, pool, water feature, negative-edge hot tub. Offered at $7,500,000. Go to www.tourfactory.com/467672.

Luxury Rammed Earth Home Sedona, Arizona This luxury rammed earth home is located in prestigious Jordan Park. It borders the National Forest Service and offers outstanding panoramic views and privacy. It features reclaimed wood floors and very unique finishes throughout. This 3,235 square foot home has two bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms with a gym/office or guest room and a studio/workshop attached to the garage. It is truly a delightful home and setting centrally located – close to shopping, restaurants, galleries, hiking and world renowned Seven Canyons Golf Resort. Offered at $1,249,000. Go to www.tourfactory.com/562954.

Red Spirit Ranch Sedona, Arizona Red Spirit Ranch has it all - 19.91 acres with breathtaking red rock views surrounded by over 800,000 acres of Forest Service land. It offers a 4,177 square foot main residence, 936 square foot guest house and fabulous horse facilities. The horse facility has a barn/tack room, 1,800 square foot saddling area, 10 outdoor stables, a riding arena with lights, a round training pen, 2 fully equipped turn-out areas with feeding stalls. Enjoy views of red rock Secret, Doe and Bear Mountains and Cockscomb inside and outside this great home. Offered at $3,400,000. Go to www.tourfactory.com/507927.

An Estate Built for the Enjoyment of Life Sedona, Arizona This unique and exciting estate was created for the enjoyment of life especially in Sedona. It has everything that you could want - 5,264 square feet of luxury living; panoramic red rock, creek and forest views inside and out; an exquisite office, media room, family room, workshop, portico and casita; a sublime El Fresco room; a spectacular pool/spa, outdoor kitchen and patios for the best in outdoor living; water features, flagstone patios and walkways and a private creek park, tennis courts and creek trails. It is centrally located in a small gated community of high-end homes on Oak Creek. Offered at $2,975,000. Go to www.tourfactory.com/595146.

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1370 West SR 89A, Suite 9 • Sedona, AZ 86336 Phone: 928-254-8888 • Fax: 866-254-8865 • www.sedonaluxuryhomes.net


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Historic Santa Fe Compound Santa Fe, NEW MEXICO One of Santa Fe’s historic eastside properties. Perfectly located only steps from Canyon Road, this Spanish-style estate is a rare one-of-a-kind opportunity and unique in every way! Meticulously renovated in 2006, the property has a four-bedroom main house and a two-bedroom guest house. All of this plus a large, lush yard with mature evergreens, 3 brick patios, brick wine cellar and tasting room, billiard room and bar, Spanish tile roof, and private driveway with plenty of parking. This property has been an excellent vacation rental. $2,690,000. Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com / Paul Duran, 505-310-5566, paulduran777@gmail.com. www.530EastAlameda.com

Classic Santa Fe Style

The Ideal Family Compound or Retreat Center

Santa Fe, NEW MEXICO In traditional Santa Fe style, this four-bedroom, two-bath, 3,600 square foot adobe on the historic Eastside near Canyon Road has a long, bricked entry portal, vigas/beams, wooden floors and hand-carved doors. A sculptured fireplace and deep-set windows in the living room create an uncomplicated entertaining area. The kitchen composes a cheerful heart to this classic home with a kiva fireplace and window seat. A long flagstone greenhouse at the rear brings natural light inside. On a large lot with plenty of parking, the property includes an English garden with roses, fruit trees, blue spruce and aspen. $1,399,000. Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com. www.638CaminoDelMonteSol.com

POJOAQUE, NEW MEXICO The Heart-Path Retreat Center is a 17-acre oasis. Located just 20 minutes north of Santa Fe, nestled in rolling hills. Old world architecture, traditional building materials, ponds, fountains, terraces and trees are incorporated into a lovely “main house” hacienda, two beautiful guest houses and an extraordinary temple with treatment rooms. 14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, six kitchens, four living rooms, seven dining rooms, eight fireplaces and an office/store for a total of 18,000 square feet of heated interior space. Elegantly adorned with antiques, sculpture and rich fabrics from India that invite serenity and contemplation. $7,500,000. Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dsreit.com/ Paul Duran, 505-310-5566, paulduran777@gmail.com. www.destierrotrail.com

Santa Fe Realty Partners, Inc. 417 East Palace Avenue • Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-982-6207 • www.SantaFeRealEstateScene.com

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Sophisticated Downtown Santa Fe Living SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Influenced by the highest level of southwestern sophistication and luxury, Santa Fe Lincoln Square offers prime residential units, as well as luxury office space. Each unit features a fireplace, 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, a private balcony, custom bathroom tile, designer cabinetry, granite countertops, wine storage, a storage area and wireless Internet. Prices range from $695,000 to $3,575,000. www.lincolnsquaresantafe.com. Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com / Paul Duran, 505-310-5566, paulduran777@gmail.com. www.SantaFeLincolnSquare.com

Incomparable Mountain Views

Luxurious Hilltop Compound

Santa Fe, NEW MEXICO Located just two miles from Santa Fe’s historic Plaza on prestigious and private Circle Drive, this beautiful property on 3.7+ acres will offer the best of country living in addition to all of the sophisticated amenities of downtown. This luxurious home, soon to be completed, will boast 4,773 square feet of impressive living space including five bedrooms, five baths, high-end finishes throughout and incomparable mountain views. $1,995,000. Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com / Bob Chernock 505-470-3225. www.275circledrive.com

Santa Fe, NEW MEXICO One of Santa Fe’s most prestigious homes…atop Circle Drive with unsurpassed mountain views. Only two miles from the Plaza, this lovely home features outdoor living at its best…swimming pool, hot tub and more than one half mile of walking trails featuring exquisite gardens on almost four acres. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, four bedrooms, six fireplaces, spacious guest house with views and gardens…no words to really describe this luxurious home in a “one-ofa-kind” setting. Owner/Broker. $2,750,000. Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com. www.197CircleDrive.com

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Santa Fe Realty Partners, Inc. 417 East Palace Avenue • Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-982-6207 • www.SantaFeRealEstateScene.com


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American Luxury Estates: West Edition - Volume II, Number 2 - Morris & Fyrwald  

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