From Nob Hill Gazette, November 2017
- Photo: Spencer Brown -
Keeping Up with Bel Air Real Estate
Sold: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Home
In the SF Bay Area luxury real estate market, working with so many internationally known people -- tech icons, corporate CEOs, overseas investors, celebrities who wish to live under the radar -- discretion and privacy are key. Some of our biggest transactions never make the news!
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Former Home
A Garden Party at the Home in 2016
Kim Kardashian wrote about the project in a post for her app entitled "The Story Behind Our Home Renovation", and sweetly shared that she wanted to give my client, Marina, a personal tour of the home because she was so proud of what she and Kanye had created. It proves that the old taboo against owners personally showing a property to prospective buyers can be broken... but only if your name is Kim Kardashian!
Kanye West Shared his Photo of the Home in 2016
From Bel Air to Bryant Street
View from the Penthouse Loft at 767 Bryant
San Francisco Penthouse Loft
With a large terrace, beautiful views as well as superb design and finishes, this is a fabulous residence in the heart of the City's booming world-class tech and bio-tech hubs.
Airbnb Headquarters at 999 Brannan Street
Pinterest Headquarters at 808 Brannan Street
Of those 50 companies, 32 are based in the Bay Area, with an astounding 17 of them (representing a combined valuation of nearly $160 billion, and a global workforce of 35,000), headquartered within San Francisco city limits.
It's no wonder, then, that the Bay Area maintains its dominance in attracting venture capital and intellectual talent.
Dropbox's Current Headquarters at 333 Brannan Street
As San Francisco-based startups grow, and need greater amounts of space, the new Mission Bay area increasingly is in demand.
Dropbox's Future Headquarters at 1800 Owens Street
Smart investors always look far ahead, and so it is that while major players move into Mission Bay, developers are anticipating demand for new housing, office and retails space even farther to the south.
A Rendering of India Basin
The massive Pier 70 project, an important 28-acre site along the booming eastern waterfront that, over the next 10 to 15 years, could yield up to 2,150 residential units and 1.75 million square feet of offices, as well as space for retail and other uses, has just been approved, while proposals have just been released for the huge India Basin "village" nearly 3 miles south in Hunter's Point.
It could feature up to 1,240 housing units, in addition to 275,330 square feet of commercial space, public parks, and more.
Amazon Now Has Several Floors at 525 Market St, SF
Real Estate's Crown Jewels
The $40 million penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Miami has 13,000 (!) square feet of terraces and four pools.
Developer Yohan Lowie's three-level, $15 million penthouse in Las Vegas, with mosaic tiling, is called the "crown jewel" of One Queensridge Place.
A collection of 17 penthouses atop The Harrison in San Francisco have just gone on the market, ranging from $3 million to $8.8 million. The sparkling Bay and skyline views are mesmerizing!
One Madison Tower in NY has only one duplex penthouse still available. It has striking views of some of the world’s most renowned landmark buildings.
Stunning Homes of 20th Century Legends
One of the highlights of the celebrity real estate world this month is the listing of legendary screen idol Cary Grant’s Palm Springs getaway. In this era of “Mid-Century Glam," the estate (built in 1925) stands out as one of the last old-world luxury properties in Palm Springs.
Villa Paradiso in Palm Springs for $13 Million
On the other coast, the Sutton Square townhouse once owned by Elizabeth Arden in the 1920s and '30s is now on the market for $14.5 Million.
The luxurious home, which has an incredible mirrored bath, has been restored and renovated by architect Daniel Romualdez, and shares a secret garden with the equally upscale homes around it -- all built in the 1920s by architect Eliot Cross and millionaire W. Seward Webb Jr.
On the market for only the third time in history, a mammoth 28+ bedroom (not counting staff quarters), neoclassical-style estate built for J.P Morgan in 1919 -- with a formal dining room that can seat 100 -- can now be had for the Gatsby-esque sum of $125,000,000! Named Salutation Island, the estate is located on a private island just an hour from New York.
Supercities of the Future
Bill Gates is also getting into the city building business. He just spent $80 million to kickstart the development of a brand-new 25,000 acre community 45 minutes west of Phoenix, Arizona.
A Season of Giving
Meanwhile, the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers has extended its incredible light show of psychedelic images projected onto the exterior of the conservatory, through November 26th -- so don’t miss it, it's truly spectacular!
15 - Wednesday
this year in honor of Diane B. Wilsey. The Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, SF, 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM.
W Hotel, SF, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Preview Valentino's Resort 2018 collection,
Saks Fifth Avenue, SF, 2nd Floor
10:00AM to 8:00 PM
Preview Marchesa's Spring 2018 collection,
Neiman Marcus Union Square, SF, 3rd Floor
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Discussion of Vertighost
Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson discusses her work, Vertighost.
Legion of Honor, Gunn Theater
10:30 AM to Noon
GLIDE Holiday Jam
GLIDE'S annual holiday party, with performance by Judith Hill, to raise funds for the GLIDE Daily Free Meals program and more services that help marginalized members of our community.
The Masonic, 1111 California
5:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Admission: $65 and up
Junior League of San Francisco Holiday Faire. Multiple vendors will offer gifts for the holiday season.
JLSF HQ, 2226 Fillmore St., SF
Admission: $10 and up