Author: Alyssa Gautieri

AIRE SANTA MONICA LAUNCHES SALES

AIRE sets a new standard of luxury living in the heart of silicon beach. Palisades, a Los Angeles-based real estate firm known for innovative designs, has officially launched sales of 19 sophisticated residences at AIRE Santa Monica. Masterfully designed by JFAK Architects, AIRE’s intelligent, open-concept design accentuates light and space, and enables an effortless connection between indoor and outdoor living. “As the Silicon Beach tech scene continues to grow, so does a new demand for luxury residences that blend seamlessly with beach living here in Santa Monica,” said Ken Simpson, vice president of Palisades. “We are thrilled to officially...

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Celebrity Home on the Market

Traditional Los Angeles Holmby Hills legendary gated estate once belonging to Audrey Hepburn, Eva Gabor and other top movie stars is now for sale, priced at $13.995 million. Since the 1920s after Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford built their Pickfair Mansion in the new town of Beverly Hills, many of Hollywood’s top stars chose the area for their trophy homes. One home on Delfern Drive attracted more than its fair share of celebrity owners including Audrey Hepburn and Eva Gabor. Located in the celebrity-infused neighborhood of Holmby Hills, the 7,000-square-foot traditional mansion is accessed through a gated entrance down...

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Tahoe Estate on the Market for $75 Million

Crystal Pointe, a magical estate set on the cliffs of Lake Tahoe’s north shore, is on the market for $75 million. This legacy family home is the highest price listing near Lake Tahoe. Crafted for 21st century living, this stunning property offers original and innovative design and amenities.   This luxury home is set on 525 expansive feet of Tahoe’s lakefront and 5.14 acres — made up of two parcels. The main residence, guesthouse, caretaker’s apartment and beach house comprise 16,232 square feet of living space. The house also features 8 bedrooms, 10 full and 1 half bath and 13 fireplaces....

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The World’s Most Luxurious Coloring Book

Luxury website VeryFirstTo.com has announced the launch of the world’s most luxurious coloring book, now on the market for $30,875. While adult coloring books have recently gathered a lot of attention, the market has not offered a luxury option. Until, VeryFirstTo.com introduced The Bespoke Coloring Book, which will offer each buyer customized illustrations by famed illustrator Ian Beck. Beck will meet with buyers to learn about the most important people, moments and places in the life of the book’s recipient. The style of illustration will be agreed upon and the hand-rendered illustrations and title page will be presented to the buyer...

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Interior Designer Christine Markatos Lowe Reveals Inspiration

Bringing a unique artistic perspective to each interior,Christine Markatos Lowe showcases sophisticated, customized spaces with her extraordinary designs. By Alyssa Gautieri   Christine Markatos Design, a residential design studio founded in 2005, joins modern and classical influences with a fresh mixture of pattern, color and texture. Markatos Lowe uses vibrant yet neutral palettes, natural materials and striking art to make her work stand out. She also uses her clients’ actual lifestyles as inspiration when designing a space. Markatos Lowe’s work spans the nation with major projects in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hawaii. We spoke with Markatos...

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