Month: December 2019

With a $50 million price cut since 2018. This 54 million dollar palatial Portola Valley estate sets the bar for on-site amenities!

The most expensive listed Bay Area home within the past decade was listed for sale for nearly $100 million in June 2018. It’s since seen a $50 million price cut and is currently on the market for $54 million. The monumental home is nothing short of…

Crown Contemporary Sells in Hollywood Hills – $35,000,000.00

One of the biggest homes in Hollywood Hills has sold for one of the largest sums in the neighborhood’s history. On Hillside Avenue, a newly built showplace has traded hands for a whopping $35.5 million, according to sources unauthorized to comment publicly on the…

WEEKEND HOLIDAY EVENT TO DO LIST: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

There’s no escaping the holidays right now, so fingers crossed you’re more of a Tiny Tim than a Scrooge because basically everything fun to do this weekend involves some kind of festive fun, including a couple of crab feeds, a boat parade, a bunch…

Peak Inside:John Mellencamp’s Industrial Soho Studio, NYC

As singer, songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner John Mellencamp is well known for his music. He has recorded 24 albums, including American Fool released in 1982 under his stage name, John Cougar. He is also a prolific painter johnmellencampart.com who has…

Latest tests confirm Cheerios and other children’s cereals are contaminated with Roundup

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has compiled fresh data on the levels of toxic glyphosate (Roundup) found in several popular oat-based breakfast cereals, and the verdict is this: All of them contain at least trace amounts of the cancer-causing herbicide, while most of them are loadedwith it. Olga Naidenko,…

Residential and Commercial Inspections That Uncovered Hilarious Head Scratchers

More often than not, inspections come back clear leaving new owners with nothing to worry about (except for maybe removing some ugly wallpaper). But sometimes, the brave inspectors stumble across some finds so hilariously gnarly that it’s a miracle the homes weren’t immediately condemned…

Top 10 best places in the US to buy a winter home right now

In a recent report, Vacasa — the largest vacation rental property management company in North America — broke down the top 10 destinations for buying winter homes this season. The list includes markets mostly on the west coast with an emphasis on lakeside locations with access to outdoor activities. This season’s Winter Market Report is based on cap…

Obama buys Martha’s Vineyard!

The seven-bedroom home is almost 7,000 square feet and sits on 29 waterfront acres, according to the listing. It comes with an outdoor swimming pool, sun decks and balconies, a boathouse, and a private beachfront. The home’s asking price was originally  $14.85 million. The…

Contemporary estate in Old Palo Alto hits market for $27.8 million

  A newly constructed home in Old Palo Alto, one of Silicon Valley’s more elite neighborhoods, is on the market for $27.8 million. The 8,000 square-foot estate features five bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-baths on a .34-acre lot. The home’s modern look, developed…