Luxe Digs—May 2017



John McVie: The Right Notes

Where would Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie want to live if he had his choice of homes? At this Mediterranean-style villa at 120 N. Layton Drive in the guard-gated Brentwood Circle community, surrounded by 5,000-plus square feet of elegant details, including hardwood flooring lined with antique French pavers, soaring hand-hewn beamed ceilings, intricately carved doors, imported wood and charming limestone fireplace mantels.

Recently purchased by the famed musician for $6.775 million, highlights of the Gus Duffy-designed dwelling also include a rustic kitchen boasting a limestone island with custom cabinetry; butler’s pantry and professional-grade appliances; four bedrooms sporting Venetian-plastered walls and en-suite baths with imported marble and Baccarat faucets; and outdoor environs featuring an enchanting flower garden, babbling brook, saltwater pool and spa, and ample room for entertaining. Aram Afshar of Quintessentially Estates at Coldwell Banker served as listing agent.

A Piece of History: Neverland Ranch

Formerly known as Neverland Ranch, the legendary estate of Michael Jackson has been reintroduced to the market at $67 million. Now called Sycamore Valley Ranch, the iconic Santa Ynez Valley property features 2,700 acres of sweeping views, mountain ranges and farmland. As for the living quarters, the 12,598-square-foot French Normandy-style main residence was designed by renowned architect Robert Altevers and offers show-stopping features such as 18th-century French oak parquet flooring culled from two French chateaus, exposed timber beams, handsome brick and stonework, and five fireplaces.

“The magnificence of the natural landscape as far as the eye can see affords an owner absolute privacy in a one-of-a-kind magical retreat,” says listing agent Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Previews International. “The extraordinary charm and amazing musical history that the residence, theater and dance studio represent is like no other in the world.”


30 Portuguese Bend Road: The Historic Ernest Hahn Estate Hits the Market

Nestled within the exclusive enclave of Rolling Hills, 30 Portuguese Bend Road boasts 5 private acres, award-winning vineyards, and sweeping views of the Los Angeles Basin. This remarkable estate, with its roots traced back to real estate pioneer Ernest Hahn, showcases a meticulously designed 6,200-square-foot residence, offering luxurious living spaces, a pristine outdoor oasis, and a connection to architectural pedigree that discerning buyers truly appreciate.
  • September 20, 2023
  • Jenn Thornton

Playing the Long Game: The Infinite Game

Infinite games, unlike finite ones, have no defined endpoint and invite us to constantly evolve and improve. Success isn't about beating the competition but outlasting it. In a world filled with 'finite games,' embracing an 'infinite mindset' can set you free from limitations and lead to a path of abundance and continual growth.

The Rebirth of Santa Monica’s Iconic Georgian Hotel

The iconic Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica reopened its doors in April, unveiling a stunning transformation led by Fettle Design. With a rich history that hosted Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe, the hotel's restoration, guided by BLVD Hospitality, gracefully balances its storied past with modern hospitality.
  • August 23, 2023
  • Karine Monié

Sterling-Huddleson Architecture’s the Edge Residence in Pebble Beach

The Edge, a stunning contemporary home located in the picturesque community of Pebble Beach, California, is a masterful creation by Sterling-Huddleson Architecture. The result is a breathtaking residence that seamlessly blends advanced building technology and timeless contemporary design.
  • August 23, 2023
  • Jenn Thornton

Of Possible Unveils Stunning Loft Living Concept in Williamsburg

Explore the soon-to-be-completed building at 103 Grand Street, Williamsburg, offering three units designed to capture the spirit of this historic area. Led by Rise Development and architect Vincent Appel of Of Possible, each unit boasts its own outdoor space and a seamless connection between interior and exterior.
  • July 13, 2023
  • Karine Monié
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