Epic Oceanfront Estate Santa Barbara

    Barry and Sheryl Schwartz’s retreat by the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara would be stunning even if it were completely unfurnished. The spectacular openness of the structure and the tangible presence of the ocean would suffice. But the luxurious touches added by… Continue Reading “Epic Oceanfront Estate Santa Barbara”

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

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… Continue Reading “Obama buys Martha’s Vineyard!”

Weekend Happenings Around The Bay Area Feb 8-11

  Although the month with least amount of sunshine out of the year in San Francisco is February, there are tons of events to keep us smiling! The Chinese New Year festivities, for example, are celebrated through the city the entire month and are… Continue Reading “Weekend Happenings Around The Bay Area Feb 8-11”

Current Architectural Obsessions

Current Obsessions Casa Vacanze – Syros, Greece N Apartment – Tel Aviv, Israel NYC Residence  Cliff House in Yatsugate, Japan Loft House -Fitzroy, Melbourne Montebar Villa – Medeglia, Switzerland Frederic Mechiche Moorish Inspired Pool. Jungle House – Sao Paulo, Brazil Cabin in Quebec, Canada Blending The Old With The New Littles Road House,… Continue Reading “Current Architectural Obsessions”

Real Estate Roundup: Is Now the Best Time Ever to Sell a Home?

  May 14, 2018 by Pacific Union • Posted in Featured Posts, Weekly Real Estate News Roundups Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. AMERICANS’ CONFIDENCE IN THE HOUSING MARKET CLIMBS TO ALL-TIME HIGH Rising home prices and a strong U.S.… Continue Reading “Real Estate Roundup: Is Now the Best Time Ever to Sell a Home?”

Epic Beaches Off The Beaten Path [Part 3]

ANSE SOURCE D’ARGENT, SEYCHELLES | KUBA BARZYCKI/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Anse Source d’Argent La Digue, Republic of Seychelles Its towering cliffs and pink sand make it one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Bonus: La Digue, specifically its Veuve Nature Reserve, is the last place on earth… Continue Reading “Epic Beaches Off The Beaten Path [Part 3]”

Shangri-La Perched On 33 Acres In The Valley Of The Moon Sonoma, CA

    Nino M. Gaetano  and Jeff Lokey Of Pacific Union Present this One of Kind Turn-key Heirloom Estate on 33 Acres  w/ protected views of Van Hoosear wild flower preserve  and valley views to the San Francisco Bay. The main residence is gorgeous… Continue Reading “Shangri-La Perched On 33 Acres In The Valley Of The Moon Sonoma, CA”

A Northern California Dream Home

Three features attracted us to this multi-generational Northern California home. First we noticed the harmonious interplay of subtle patterns and textures inside. Second, we were delighted by the eye-catching but ‘on-brand’ lighting fixtures throughout the residence. And third, the understated luxury of the house… Continue Reading “A Northern California Dream Home”

NorCal / Lake Tahoe Quarterly Real Estate Report : Q2 2017

July 18, 2017 by Pacific Union • Posted in Featured Posts, Pacific Union Quarterly Reports For the most part, the number of Bay Area homes for sale did not improve in the second quarter from one year earlier, except in Marin County and Sonoma Valley. Consequently, home prices rose… Continue Reading “NorCal / Lake Tahoe Quarterly Real Estate Report : Q2 2017”