Ever wondered what it would be like to live inside the Sistine Chapel? You can get pretty close with this Renaissance-style mansion in the desirable enclave of Ross, California, just outside San Francisco. Situated on two acres of romantic grounds, the opulent home is complete with 8,660 square feet of hand-painted murals, columns and carved marble figures that Robb Report
boasts would impress Michelangelo himself. Represented by Rachel Swann
and Kayla Grae
, the sprawling estate also features multiple fine living areas, expansive verandas, a resort-like pool, tennis courts and old-world gardens.
Talk about getting in the zone. As long-time admirers of the One&Only experience, San Francisco Giants pitcher Mark Melancon and his wife recently purchased a 19,000-square-foot oceanside villa at Mandarina. The baseball star couldn’t make it to the actual site, so developer Ricardo Santa Cruz and his colleagues traveled to him, mapping out the future manse using stakes and rope in the stadium’s outfield. Toronto Star
caught up with Mark for all the details.
1225 Chickory Lane
Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard graced the pages of The New York Post’s Alexa Magazine
this month, and this 10,000-square-foot, ocean-view masterpiece in Brentwood, represented by Santiago Arana
, proved the perfect setting for the celebrity shoot. “This is one of the most prestigious streets in Brentwood,” Santiago told the magazine. “It’s one of the only places in Brentwood where you get a really incredible view of the ocean.”
The Los Angeles Times
shined a spotlight on Brentwood in their “Hot Property” section, and this commanding estate, perched on 1.5 hillside acres, made the exclusive list. Represented by David Solomon and Anna Solomon
, the light-filled home is just a heartbeat from local hiking and biking trails and less than 15 minutes from top Westside hotspots like Brentwood Country Mart, Palisades Villa, Montana Avenue and Third Street Promenade.
Wall Street Journal
caught up with our own Katia Miramontes, for a story on what happens when police get involved during a home showing gone wrong. She describes arriving to an evening showing of a $3 million home in Beverly Grove only to find the door open—and a pot of pasta on the kitchen stove that did not belong to her client! Read what happened next in Wall Street Journal
and Mansion Global
The 1880s Victorian that used to portray the Tanner family’s residence in “Full House” just hit the market, nabbing headlines in The Los Angeles Times
, Money Magazine
. Represented by Rachel Swann
, the two-story stunner in Lower Pacific Heights underwent a major renovation, from fresh exterior colors to modernized living spaces, including a skylighted kitchen, lofted lounge and English-style garden. The famous red door may be no more, but the home is as iconic as ever.
717 N. Las Palmas
The elegant Hancock Park home of Anne Heche and James Tupper was the toast of the town, featured in Architectural Digest
, The Los Angeles Times
. The Tuscan-inspired abode boasts five bedrooms, five baths, high wood-beamed ceilings and an old world vibe. Represented by Billy Rose
, the super-private, gated home was designed for year-round entertaining, complete with a sparkling pool, entertaining loggia with wood-burning fireplace, grassy yard and cabana.
If you’ve ever dreamed of living like a country music star, you’ll swoon over this six-acre Nashville estate, which just so happened to double as the home of Rana James (AKA Connie Britton) on the hit TV series Nashville. Represented by Mauricio Umansky
, the 20,533-square-foot, European-style showpiece, highlighted in House Beautiful
, features slate roofing, six bedrooms, a private entry apartment, and picturesque grounds—including a pond, two-stall barn, pool, cabana, vast lawns and manicured gardens.