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Majestically positioned in the hills of Bel Air, the Palazzo della Figlia boasts panoramic ocean to city view, while offering privacy and seclusion. Represented by Drew Fenton.
Walk out from the Tuscan style pergola covered courtyard and across a small bridge to reach a “floating” fire pit area, a perfect place to gather and entertain anytime of year.
Few homes enjoy such a privileged position as the Spanish Estate, nestled against the stunning coastal backdrop in Malibu’s award winning MariSol community. Designed by internationally renowned architect, Barry Berkus, A.I.A, the Spanish Estate represents flawless integration of indoor/outdoor living. His use of grand, open-space, multi-generational architecture can be seen throughout this single-story, Spanish-style contemporary.
Barry Berkus designed over 600,000 homes during his long career, earning over 450 awards design and planning awards. He was named one of the world’s “top 100 architects” by Architectural Digest and one of the 100 most influential individuals of American housing in the past century by Builder magazine. His design of the neighboring Showcase Estate won the 2011 Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference Home of the Year award and shares a nearly identical floorplan as the Spanish Estate. Interview with Barry Berkus on the design of the Showcase Estate.
Berkus’ innovative style helped shape MariSol into award winning community it is today. MariSol is comprised of 17 understated, single-story beach homes and lots on 80 acres of Malibu bluff. Offering a carefree, resort lifestyle, homes are accompanied with lengthy warranties, 24/7 security, and free home maintenance and concierge services for five years.
The five bedroom, 7088 square foot Spanish Estate is situated atop a bluff overlooking one of Malibu’s best surf spots, County Line Beach. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature a 50′ wide infinity edge pool, separate spa, and stairs that lead down to a private 4,000 “bluff top beach.”
Early Wednesday morning, 10 Hilton & Hyland agents and employees were ready with hammers, power tools, and team spirit. The team headed to Long Beach to work with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA). Yes, real estate agents can get out of the office and roll up their sleeves – and even enjoy doing it!
Impeccably presented, this modern estate epitomizes luxury Trousdale living. Designed by Paul McClean and prestigiously addressed in Beverly Hills. This exclusive residence is situated on a street to street lot for unobstructed views and boasts over 9,393 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Represented by Drew Fenton.
The front of the home is privately positioned behind 12 foot gates and features a dramatic two story courtyard and water feature centered by an old growth olive tree.
The Bel Air Country Club was founded in 1927 by Alphonzo Bell, a Los Angeles oil tycoon who planned and developed Bel Air in the 1920’s. The scenic and hilly course has consistently ranked in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the U.S. by Golf Magazine and features a picturesque landscape with manicured Bermuda grass fairways, a swinging bridge that crosses over a deep canyon, and an abundance of wildlife. The exclusive member list reads like a who’s who of Hollywood and includes many entertainment executives and actors like Jack Nicholson, Chuck Lorre, Tom Cruise, and Roger Birnbaum. Notable past members include Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire, and Howard Hughes. Hughes stirred quite a commotion at the club in 1936 when he famously landed his Sikorsky airplane on the 8th fairway when he was running late for a golf date with Katharine Hepburn.
This grand estate is perched along the 9th fairway, adjacent to Hughes’s temporary runway, offering panoramic and unobstructed views of the course and canyon. Located on prestigious “Lower Perugia Way,” this is one of only 12 homes that front the golf course.
Mark Twain cleverly said “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” And land becomes even more rare and desirable when it’s surrounded by tropical ocean water. A private island is one of the ultimate trophy properties one can own, offering instant status, unparalleled privacy, and the opportunity to set the rules of your own island kingdom.
Johnny Depp, Larry Ellison, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Richard Branson are a few members of the elite club of private island owners who are living out their Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe fantasies. But it’s probably safe to say they’re not fighting off natives or living in tree houses bound together with weathered rope. Private island owners are often visionaries seeking a blank canvas to create their own private paradise, bringing in materials to build resort-like amenities.
The private island lifestyle unlocks a level of freedom few have experienced. With accessibility limited to a boat, or plane if your island has a landing strip, you won’t have to worry about your neighbors or the paparazzi dropping in unexpectedly. You are free to experience the ivory white sandy beaches and explore the exotic tropical forests without interruption from the outside world.
Here are two of the finest examples of private islands for sale, represented by Hilton & Hyland.
A timeless and rare opportunity to own one of the last freehold islands in the South Pacific paradise of Fiji. Katafanga Island, also known as the Blue Lagoon, is strategically encircled by a natural 5,000 acre bioluminescent turquoise blue lagoon, with breathtaking sugar white beaches.This sprawling 225 acre island of unspoiled beauty, laced by swaying coconut palm trees and natural habitat, is 1 mile long by 1/3 mile wide with 150 foot elevations. The impressive coral reef, which encompasses a pristine blue lagoon, magically has a natural opening of 200 feet wide, thus allowing for luxury yachts over 200 feet to enter and dock, and have the serene protection of the lagoon. The island could be a spectacular home for a world-class resort, which is under development. The majority of the vast infrastructure is completed at a cost of $20 million. Included in the sales offering are 20 private villas, a runway, golf course, ring roads, water reservoir, jetties and employee housing. Conceivably ideal for a hotel entrepreneur, boutique spa/resort owner, or simply for a luxurious island getaway.
One of the most breathtaking private islands in the turquoise Caribbean Ocean, Georges Island is located in the secluded Port Royal Bay, part of the Honduran Bay Islands and very close to Belize. Situated on the the world’s second largest coral reef, one can experience unrivaled snorkeling and scuba diving in the crystal clear tropical waters that surround the long stretching sandy beaches of this 29 acre island. The fully self-contained island also boasts a 800 meter certified firm grass runway and includes a dreamy villa, which offers four bedrooms with en-suite baths with both indoor and outdoor showers. Additional amenities include a rock-lined fresh water pool, hammock terrace, and boat dock making this a true paradise.
Trousdale Estates is a treasure trove of architectural bliss stashed away in the hills north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Originally part of the Doheny Ranch, Paul Trousdale purchased 429 acres in 1954 and began carefully plotting out the 532 lots that would become Trousdale Estates. Wallace Neff, Paul Williams, Harold Levitt, and Frank Lloyd Wright were among many of the renowned architects to design the early residences and establish the neighborhood’s reputation as an architectural enclave.
Trousdale Estates touted a “life above it all” and quickly became one of Los Angeles’ hottest neighborhoods and attracted the likes of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jane Fonda, and Elton John. In a move to add a bit of Presidential prestige, developers sold Richard Nixon a home for a third of its value, though Nixon’s neighbor, Groucho Marx, joked “I’d rather have Nixon in that house than the other House.” Today, the neighborhood’s star power continues with celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Vera Wang, Ryan Seacrest, and Ellen DeGeneres calling Trousdale home in recent years.
The late 70’s marked what felt like the beginning of the end of California Modernism in Trousdale when the first home was razed and replaced with an ephemeral contemporary design covered in stucco. Several homes met the same fate until the early 2000’s when young Hollywood began to take notice of their architectural significance and began buying up and renovating the properties, creating architectural trophy homes.
Below are three architectural Trousdale homes for sale, represented by Hilton & Hyland, that have been masterfully reinterpreted, maintaining a careful balance of mid-century design with modern materials and conveniences.
This home’s free flowing floor plan reflects the traditional California Lifestyle of the 60’s with a modern influence. The pool and spa give you the sense of looking at David Hockeny painting and overlooks the city and ocean below. A spacious master suite shares the stunning views, large closets, and a spa like master bath. Additional home features include newly remodeled kitchen, additional 3 bedrooms and baths, and a gate for added privacy and security.
Tucked away on one of the best streets in Trousdale, known for its privacy, you enter this completely renovated estate through a private gated motor court with fountains lining the entryway. Expansive living spaces with floor to ceiling windows that open to the explosive city and ocean views and a backyard with entertaining area, sparkling pool, spa and outdoor shower. Kitchen and living areas are complete with state-of-the-art media and Creston home automation systems. Total of 5 bedrooms: 3 en-suite guest rooms, and a large maid’s quarters. The incredible master suite has a sitting room with a cocktail bar, spa with massage and steam room, luxurious bath, and dual walk-in closets.
Chic and sophisticated, this dynamic modern home by DIJ Group features Fleetwood windows that pocket to reveal expansive views to Beverly Hills and the Pacific Ocean. This recently renovated view estate boasts every amenity including 4 bedrooms with ensuite baths, gourmet kitchen, media room with wine chiller, and a smart house automation system. The gorgeous master bath with book matched Calacatta slabs and Gessi fixtures over looks salt water infinity pool and views to the city and beyond. A unique LED lighting system provides colorful ambient lighting on architectural details.
There’s something spectacular about the ‘King of Everything’ views found from homes in the Hollywood Hills. You can’t help but feel you ‘made it’ when you look out at the hustle of the City of Angels sitting below. Beyond the views and iconic status, the Hollywood Hills offers a laid back atmosphere as well as diverse neighborhood and property offerings that are sure to fit your individual style. Hilton & Hyland represents some of the finest luxury real estate in Los Angeles and has prepared five featured Hollywood Hills homes for sale below.
Expansive city views encompass this stunning Richard Landry designed home on the famous Bird Streets in the Hollywood Hills. Starchitect Richard Landry has designed over 500 stunning private residences including homes for Mark Wahlberg, Tom Brady, and Wayne Gretzky to name a few. Landry’s homes have been featured throughout many notable architectural publications and has received several awards including the prestigious Stars of Design award from the Pacific Design Center.
Summers in Malibu are the perfect way to get away from it all, while still being close to it all. Boasting 27 miles of scenic beauty with tranquil sandy beaches, world class surf spots, designer shopping, five star restaurants and classic local sandwich shacks, it’s no wonder Malibu’s summer rental market is heating up.
Prices are hitting unprecedented levels, but are still a bargain when compared to the Hamptons where prices can reach up to $1 million per month. “If you want paradise, you need to pay for it — especially in the ‘Bu.” says Hilton & Hyland agent and Malibu native, Chad Rogers.
Below you’ll find four stunning Malibu beach pads available for lease, represented by Hilton & Hyland.
With a presidential guest list including Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, some called this Hancock Park estate “The White House of the West.” The rest of us know this Los Angeles Landmark as Los Tiempos or the Dorothy Chandler Estate; famous for its residents, architecture, events, guests, and location. Angelenos may recognize the Chandler name from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, named after Chandler for being one of the most influential cultural philanthropists in Los Angeles and American history.
Dorothy Buffman, popularly known for her nickname “Buff,” met her husband Norman Chandler, son of L.A. Times publisher Harry Chandler, while attending Stanford University in the 1920’s. Mrs. Chandler quickly became a significant social and political force in the community, hosting unrivaled cultural fundraisers for Children’s Hospital, Hollywood Bowl, and LA Philharmonic. The 1964 Time Magazine praised Chandler for her fundraising as “perhaps the most impressive display of virtuoso money-raising and civic citizenship in the history of U.S. womanhood.” Actor Charlton Heston recalled an incident in which “a very wealthy man gave her a check for $20,000, and she tore it up, said it was ridiculous, that she needed more than that.”
Cozy doesn’t cut it for the millionaire and billionaire home buyers seeking a mansion, or mega-mansion, to call home. More like personal five star resorts, these mega homes are measured in the tens of thousands of square feet and feature outrageous amenities, entertaining spaces, and special rooms you have to see to believe.
Hilton & Hyland represents some of the finest real estate in Los Angeles and has prepared a list of some of the biggest and most extravagant mansions for sale in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, and Rolling Hills. More than just a big home, these estates are rich in history and design, and have been home to some of the world’s most influential people.
With an appearance in the classic movie The Godfather as well playing host to John and Jacqueline Kennedy during their honeymoon, the Beverly House may be as famous as its inhabitants. Sited on approximately 6 flat acres atop a private knoll three blocks from Sunset Boulevard, the Beverly House was built by banking executive Milton Getz and later purchased by Marion Davies in 1946 for William Randolph Hearst, historical figure and most powerful publishing magnate of the 20th century.
This extraordinary Bel Air estate offers an opportunity to own a piece of history with great distinction.
Located at the pinnacle of a long private gated driveway, on a rare street-to-street lot .
Hilton & Hyland is a top-notch real estate company, and as such they only partner with the best in the business. Not only because they are an esteemed firm, but because Hilton & Hyland works with important clients who are looking for the finest luxury homes in Los Angeles. The city has been made famous through Hollywood and the celebrities who live and thrive in the luxurious Los Angeles neighborhoods. Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Holmby Hills make up some of the most prestigious, superior and sought after luxury neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Why do celebrities love Beverly Hills real estate? Celebrities, heirs and heiresses and other respected individuals love Beverly Hills real estate because it is private, convenient, and luxurious and offers culture. Selling luxury real estate takes more than just knowing the rules and theories of real estate and being able to navigate the process of negotiation. Selling luxury real estate takes finesse, knowledge, experience, charm, wit, attitude, persistence, determination and a character that not many individuals possess.
Why is Los Angeles considered to be one of the best cities in the world for luxury real estate? First off, Los Angeles is literally the one place in the world where people from all over the world come to see their dreams come true, to achieve their goals and to reach their ultimate potential. Visitors and residents are inspired by Los Angeles and all that it has to offer. It’s more than just Hollywood, it’s about opportunity, creativity, culture and experience. There’s a reason why visitors and foreigners believe many of the television and reality shows about Los Angeles. No matter how much fiction and script writing is involved, not even Hollywood can over-exaggerate or fake the beauty and opportunity of Los Angeles. Investing in luxury real estate in Los Angeles is more than just finding a mansion in Malibu and purchasing it, it’s about acquiring a specific lifestyle that can’t be found anywhere else.
The term luxury, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, means ‘the state of great comfort and extravagant living.’ While that is true, the luxury offered in Los Angeles is beyond the oppressive nature of its definition, it’s a rarity that is desired by many and attained by few. The experts at Hilton & Hyland did their best to sum up a few reasons to further explain why Los Angeles is the best city for luxury real estate.
Celebrities Jennifer Aniston, Charlie Sheen, Christina Aguilera, Mark Wahlberg and many others have one thing in common: they love Beverly Hills real estate. But, why do so many celebrities, athletes and musicians love buying and selling real estate in this luxurious Los Angeles community? Having assisted countless celebrities with the purchase and sale of their Beverly Hills luxury real estate, at Hilton & Hyland, we think we have a few ideas about what draws them to the community.
Not all buyers are in the market to purchase The Legendary Beverly House or a 50,000 square-foot estate with panoramic views of the beaches, West Side, the Hollywood Hills, downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains. In fact, most aren’t. According to the National Association of Realtors®, only 9 percent of first-time and repeat homebuyers purchase homes priced at more than $500,000; a percentage that decreases further as price increases.
With such a small demographic to market to, how do you sell luxury real estate in Los Angeles?
Synonymous with luxury, exclusivity and some of the finest real estate in the world, Beverly Hills real estate continues to draw admirers and new residents year after year. So, what’s all the fuss about? The real estate professionals at Hilton & Hyland live, work and play within the communities they service, and are delighted to share the many things about Beverly Hills real estate that keep the world’s most affluent and high profile homebuyers coming back for more.
Choosing a qualified and experienced real estate agency can mean all the difference in your real estate experience and the success of your transaction. While the specific details of what you’ll be looking for are different whether buying or selling, there are a few core values that make up a great real estate agency.
In 1906, a large advertisement was placed in morning newspapers for a new community named Beverly Hills. A lot of people were skeptical of the idea because it did not make sense to them to live so far from the city. There was a long history of unsuccessful real estate in the early 20th century in Southern California. There were always big promises, but nothing ever followed through. (more…)
The former residence of William Randolph Hearst, America’s greatest newspaper magnate, legendary Beverly House is sited on approximately 3.7 flat acres atop a private knoll, just three blocks from Sunset Boulevard. Ornate entry gates with a gate house open to gorgeous grounds with original landscaping by Paul Thiene. (more…)
Los Angeles is abounding with multi-million dollar homes that cover every category of real estate, from exclusive high-rise condos to breathtaking beachfront sanctuaries to lavish one-of-a-kind estates.
So where are the priciest of them all? As the leading team of experts in luxury real estate, Hilton & Hyland has put together the most current list of where the most expensive homes are located today.
Hot weather or cold climate? This question is often on the minds of those who are planning to invest in luxury real estate, especially when they look forward to the winter season. While many buyers favor unwinding in the warm embrace of the sun, others truly love the feel of brisk air and sweeping vistas of snow covered mountains.
So considering such divergent tastes, where are some of the best places to own luxury real estate in the winter? Hilton & Hyland has compiled a list based on market trends and client feedback.
You would be hard pressed to find many people that would not enjoy living in Southern California – specifically Los Angeles. With its proximity to beautiful beaches, mountains, deserts and national parks, Los Angeles is tough to beat when it comes to finding the perfect location to buy a home.
Perhaps you”re one of the many that are considering moving to Los Angeles, but are not quite sure where the best neighborhoods are. Fortunately for you, we have listed out what we, and our clients, think are the best places to buy real estate in Los Angeles.
Purchasing international real estate is, without question, a hot prospect for investors. And today, there are an increasing number of global destinations that offer the chance to invest in lifestyles and properties that are beyond compare. But which cities are among the most lavish, the most breathtaking, and the most exclusive?
The firm of Hilton & Hyland represents numerous international clients with portfolios that cover multiple countries, and has determined that the following locations are a must to consider.
There is no shortage of “Top Lists’ for the best cities in the US, but if you are seeking to invest in luxury real estate, there are truly only a handful of places that offer the ideal combination of location, lifestyle, and caliber of properties. As one of the most respected firms serving luxury markets across the country, Hilton & Hyland is compiling its own list of top American cities from its experience with countless high-end clients.
There are countless reasons why high-end Los Angeles real estate is an attractive investment. But how do you sum up all of the qualities that make it so special? The professionals at Hilton & Hyland have worked with countless clients over the years, and know exactly why this city leaves a lasting impression with home buyers, sellers and investors.
Legendary architectural properties play an integral role in the history of Beverly Hills. Learn more about these historic projects and the creative minds that were responsible for them with our hand-picked list of the top 10 architects of Beverly Hills real estate.
Beverly Hills is no stranger to groundbreaking, high-end architecture. Drive around, and you will pass many eye-catching buildings – both residential and commercial – that have been designed by some of the most distinguished architects in the world. Here are a few that have left an indelible mark on this city’s history.
755 Sarbonne, Bel-Air – Sold
Asking price $ 29,995,000
Beverly Park, Beverly Hills – Sold
Asking price $ 25 Million