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 Mayacama, A Secluded Golfers Paradise Nestled in The Soft Rolling Hills of Sonoma.

Golf by day, wine by night at this uber exclusive resort Mayacama in Sonoma.

Mayacama

Mayacama

Perhaps some of the most pristine 675 acres of soft rolling hillside only an hours drive of San Francisco, crisscrossed by streams and rivers, marshes, soft wavy grasses, gnarled ancient oaks and an abundant of wildlife can be found at an exquisite destination resort called Mayacama. Here life revolves around an expansive Mediterranean inspired clubhouse where alfresco lifestyle overlooks a Jack Nicklaus masterpiece of a golf course.  Once inside the excusive gates of Mayacama Country Club,  life is abundant and extraordinary. As one ascends the long drive to the club and residences, the trappings of everyday life slip away. Hiking, swimming, golf, tennis, bird watching, wine tours are all part of life here.

Mayacama Country Club

Mayacama Country Club

The opportunities at Mayacama range from golf membership, full residential ownership to fractional ownership for ease of lifestyle at one of their course side casitas. Whatever your choice is, the family at Mayacama provides exceptional service from the moment one steps off the plane in Sonoma. Whatever your passion is from picturesque golf to breathtaking hiking, you will find it here, in the heart of Sonoma.  We took a private tour of the facilities for our clients to evaluate the benefits of membership and potential ownership in this wine region. Mayacama is Partnered with Timbers Resort Company which allows members enjoyment of any of their collection of fine properties including Rancho Valencia Resort. Feel Free to call The Biszantz Connection at 619-419-4655 to hear about the various forms of membership to this exclusive golf resort.

Many thanks to my fellow colleague Coldwell Banker Previews Realtor Mary Anne VeldKamp in Sonoma www.maryanneveldkamp.com for arranging this private tour for Coldwell Banker Luxury Realtors to preview this country club as well as a few private estates that will be coming soon on this blog!

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America’s $100 Million Dollar Homes For Sale or Sold

Uber Expensive Homes over $100 Million Dollars For Sale In America

Once the daydream of fantasy-prone sellers, the $100 million house is becoming, well, not commonplace maybe, but not so rare.”I’m at the point where I’m calling this a new category of housing,” says Jonathan Miller, chief executive of New York real estate appraisal firm Miller Samuel, Inc.”It is something that’s come of age in the past two years in response to global economic turmoil, where wealthy individuals are looking for ways to invest, and ultra-high-end real estate seems to be the asset of choice.”

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Two U.S. homes have broken past the $100 million threshold since the real estate downturn: a $100 million château in Los Altos Hills, Calif. that changed hands in 2011, and a hilltop estate in nearby Woodside, which quietly went for a staggering $117.5 million in November. Eight more listed with asking prices of $95 million and above are on the sale block, while several others, like financier Gary Winnick’s Bel Air manse, Casa Encantada (reportedly available for $225 million), are supposedly being shopped around as unofficial “pocket” listings.

What makes a home into a $100 million treasure chest? The iron rule of real estate comes into play, of course: A location in one of America’s most expensive Zip codes. In Manhattan that means a palatial spread in one of the most exclusive white-glove buildings bordering Central Park, like the Pierre Hotel, where the triplex penthouse co-op is listed for $125 million. In Los Angeles it means a coveted address on one of the guard-gated streets of the Platinum Triangle (Holmby Hills, Bel Air and Beverly Hills).

A prime piece of land is necessary, particularly in an area where abundant acreage is hard to come by, like the expansive 47-acre De Guigne estate in Silicon Valley’s Hillsborough. Offered at $ 100 million, it’s remained in the same family for the better part of 150 years. In the ritzy Mayflower Estates enclave of Dallas, Tex., where land commands $2 million an acre, the 25-acre Crespi-Hicks estate, designed by architect Maurice Fatio, can be yours for $135 million.

 

The homes themselves typically span 10,000 square feet-plus and pack in the kind of amenities produced when expansive imaginations meet bottomlessly deep pockets. Los Angeles’ $125 million Fleur de Lys manse boasts a 200-guest ballroom, a 50-seat home theater and a three-quarter-mile jogging track. Nearby, the Beverly House, once home to William Randolph Hearst, offers over 50,000 square feet of living space that includes two screening rooms, an art deco-themed private nightclub, spa facilities and a lighted tennis court with accompanying indoor bar. The Beverly Hills compound’s asking price, formerly at $95 million, was recently hiked to $115 million.

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Equally important is the ownership lineage. A home tied to an esteemed public figure can offer unique bragging rights, even when the connection isn’t a happy one, as with Casa Casuarina, the $100 million Miami Beach mansion where Gianni Versace was murdered on the front steps.

“Homes of the trophy market aren’t simply defined by their price; they are unique properties that attract global interest,” adds Miller. As the number of billionaires in the world grows, so too does the possibility of more record-breaking real estate.”We will see more $100 million-plus sales in the coming years.”

Here is a gallery of America’s $100 Million Dollar Homes and who owns them.

For more information, go to Forbes.com

 

 

 

 

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$50 Million 2-bedroom Apartment in  Manhattan For Sale.

Incredible Condo in Downtown Manhattan for $50 Million

In what world does a two-bedroom apartment cost $50 million?

$50 million 2 bedroom condo in Manhattan.

$50 million 2 bedroom condo in Manhattan.

Why, Midtown Manhattan, of course.Naturally, this apartment at 50 Central Park South is no ordinary two-bedroom apartment. For one thing, it’s bigger than you might imagine for a two-bedroom. But it’s also smaller than you might imagine for $50 million, at 4,500 square feet. Even by Manhattan luxury standards, we’d say that’s worthy of a double-take, or at least a surprised blink: $11,000 per square foot.

Apartment 33 occupies a full floor at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, one of just a dozen residences at the Central Park Ritz. That means the Ritz is the property manager, and residents can call on a dedicated staff — no mere hotel staffers, these — for certain services included in their association dues. Sorry, housekeeping and dogwalking are “a la carte” services, not included.

The architecture is by Oscar Shamamian, with interior design by Obama White House interior designer Michael S. Smith (whose website is full of stunning project photos, though none, alas, of the White House; you might also be interested in Elle Decor’s photos of Smith’s own home).

If the space feels a little cramped and you’ve got money to spare, you might also want to check out 150 West 56th Street: 8,000 square feet of penthouse for an asking price of $100 million. Or perhaps the Woolworth Mansion, which we’ve written about before: It rents at $150,000 or can be purchased for $90 million.

This isn’t the only residence to go on the market recently at the Ritz-Carlton; a nine-bedroom, $95 million penthouse listed by Halstead Property shares the building. If you’re looking for a moment of zen during your busy day, we commend to you the really lovely time-lapse video of the Central Park view. Turn the sound off if you’re not a fan of cheesy pseudo-classical music.

Look at these amazing photos of this super spiffy condo:

For more information: http://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/2-bedroom-manhattan-apartment-50-million-175710382.html

 

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Shannon Biszantz

Shannon Biszantz

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