3 for Lakefront Luxury

By Stacey Staum

Tranquil Waterfront Living

LakefrontLake Arrowhead’s most magnificent lakefront estate is currently on the market for $11,500,000. Located in temperate Southern California, this estate on 1.5 acres of premier lakefront offers eight en suite bedrooms, a media room with a full bar, a billiards room, gym, spa, spectacular great room and a children’s playroom with a trampoline. The property also features a private sports court, double dock, a sandy beach and panoramic lake and mountain views.

Source: Vicki Smith

Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty



Twin Pines, a one-of-a-kind Lake Tahoe estate designed by famed architect Julia Morgan, is listed for $8,995,000. The main lakefront home offers four bedrooms, five baths, a main-floor master,
in-law quarters, vaulted beamed ceilings, lake vistas, 180 feet of sandy beachfront, a pier and a buoy. The guesthouse features one bedroom, one and a half baths, a great room, fireplace and a kitchen. The estate is located within walking distance of the gondola, nightlife and trails, and borders Edgewood Golf Course.

Source: Sue Lowe, Chase International 

A gated, Tuscan-inspired lakefront home in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is listed for $1,899,990. The BuildSmart home has been named a Health House because of advanced air quality and energy- efficiency features. The residence offers four bedrooms, three and a half baths, an oversized chef’s kitchen with GE Monogram appliances and cherry cabinets, a media room with reclining chairs and an impressive wet bar for entertaining. Outside, enjoy a saltwater pool with a lanai and spa.

Source: Kyle Henson

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate


Celebrity Estates

By Stacey Staum

Celeb1Fashion designer Marc Ecko has listed Stronghold, his 32-acre estate in tranquil Bernardsville, New Jersey, for $13,500,000. The home has been beautifully restored to integrate sophisticated 21st-century technology while preserving the property’s historic architectural details. The iconic custom mansion offers seven bedrooms, including a spacious master with one full bath and one half bath, eight fireplaces, an office, a formal dining room and a kitchen with a breakfast bar and a center island. The estate also includes a carriage house, a gymnasium with a full basketball court and exercise loft, a heated in-ground pool, a barbecue and open porches for entertaining.

Source: Vincenza Montrone and Nan Reil

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Celeb2The magnificent, walled compound currently owned by reality TV star Nicole Richie and musician Joel Madden has been placed on the market for $3,495,000. The turnkey property has been remodeled extensively over several years and is located on an oversized lot in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Hollywood Hills. The home offers five bedrooms, six baths, a well-appointed office, soaring ceilings, numerous skylights that provide abundant natural light, play areas for children, an attached guesthouse and a large kitchen leading to the outdoor living space. Relax in the barbecue area and spa that waterfalls into the lagoon-style, beach-entry pool.

Source: Thomas Atamian, The Estate Partners