The Razor Makes the ABC Channel 10 News

With the upcoming auction, the hype continues to build as The Razor is making more and more headlines. Our prized property and architectural marvel recently took center stage in a news report by ABC Channel 10. The story highlighted The Razor’s magnificence with its location that is “hollowed out from the cliffs over Black’s Beach” and the floor-to-ceiling glass that “filters light in a way that changes the home’s look depending on the hour.”

The story revealed the home as the most photographed in America as well as a peak into its past. There was a mention of previous Razor owner, software engineer Don Cooksey, who declared bankruptcy and turned the masterpiece over to a trustee.

Don Cooksey spent $34 million to commission the residence designed by top architect Wallace Cunningham, and on September 27th, the bidding will begin at $16 million. The numbers speak for themselves, but Channel 10 quoted Bob Hurwitz describing The Razor as “a steal.”

Those in the market should now that The Razor will only be auctioned if it is not sold prior to September 27th. Interest in the property can be directed to Bob Hurwitz himself at 310.477.8865.

Hurwitz James and The Razor in TheStreet

Leading digital financial media publication TheStreet featured Hurwitz James Company’s along with four other realtors and their multi-million dollar listings in an article released August 16. The Hurwitz listing that was featured in Jarold Leslie’s article “5 Super Expensive Foreclosures For Sale” was The Razor Residence in La Jolla, California.

The 11,000 square-foot contemporary home has four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two fireplaces, a heated pool, a dog run, an eight-car garage and a two-space carport. Designed by one of the Architectural Digest’s top 100 designers, The Razor has been named a Residence of Art as the floor-to-ceiling glass provides uninterrupted views of the natural landscape, open sky and Pacific Ocean only a few hundred feet away. The prime location all includes private access to Black’s Beach and close proximity to Del Mar Thoroughbred race track and Torrey Pine preserve and golf course.

The Razor has commanded attention and served as the backdrop of TV spots for Calvin Klein’s new high-end collection and Visa’s Black Card. If it is not sold beforehand, The Razor is scheduled to go up for auction September 28. The bidding will begin at $16 million. If you are interested in this one-of-a-kind estate, contact Bob Hurwitz at 310.477.8865.

Hurwitz James Company’s Two Celebrity Sales This Summer

The Calabasas estate was formerly the residence of Nicole Murphy.

Hurwitz James Company had the honor of working with two celebrities for two exciting real estate transactions this summer. Back in May, Bob Hurwitz closed on the sale of a $5.95 million Calabasas, California home, which was the former residence of Nicole Murphy. The 9,214-square-foot Spanish hacienda has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an office, a theater, a game room and a living room complete with a wet bar and wine cellar. It’s nothing short of grandiose with the added elevator, personal spa and six fireplaces. The lavish exterior offers two three-car garages, an expansive pool and a detached casita with a full kitchen. Let’s just say the buyer of this gorgeous property has all the luxuries that a homeowner could dream of.

Recently purchased by Jonathan Littman, the Encino home was the setting for “Entourage” Season 7.

Just recently, Bob Hurwitz closed on the sale of an Encino home listed for $4.2 million to Emmy-winning TV producer Jonathan Littman. This 9,010 square-foot Tuscan-style villa with seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms was used as the setting for Season 7 of HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” Littman will be enjoying 22-foot-high beamed ceilings, seven fireplaces, a media room and a study as well as over three-quarters of an acre that includes a waterfall, mosaic-tiled pool, spa, kitchen, barbecue, bar and fireplace.

The Razor Makes Headlines

One of the Hurwitz James Company’s featured listings has made the news recently.  The Razor, as the house is called, is just as much of a work of art as it is a house and AOL Real Estate has published and article about it.

The Razor Makes Headlines

This house is a work of art with an amazing view.

The Razor sits on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, a San Diego Suburb.  The original owner of the house commissioned architect Wallace Cunningham to build the home – the building cost alone of the unfinished construction is $34 million.

It is being auctioned off soon with a minimum bid of $16 million – less half of the construction cost and far below the original $45 million asking price.

The house was never built with the intention of selling it, but as the market began to turn, the owner decided to move and put the house on the market before completing the interior.

Because of the length of time that the house is on the market, the house will be auctioned on September 28 with a starting bid of $16 million and increase in increments of $100,000.

Check out the full article over at AOL Real Estate.

Travel Experts Recommend Panama

As you know, Hurwitz James Company is the exclusive listing provider for the Ocean Reefs Island project and it’s exciting to see the islands become a reality as construction continues.

You’ve heard us say what a great place Panama is for a second home or for a luxury getaway, but you don’t have take our word for it.  Here are just a few of the things that travel experts are saying about Panama.

Travel Experts Recommend Panama
“In Panama, a slim-waisted tropical nation about the same size as South Carolina, you can find sweeping rain forests teeming with exotic animals and birds, cloud forests cloaking the summits of rugged mountains, and vibrant indigenous cultures that predate the conquistadores. A cornucopia of wildlife wonders side by side with fortresses and sleepy colonial villages, Panama is a country just awakening to its vast potential.”

- National Geographic Traveler

“A secret the rest of the traveling world has yet to discover.”

- Lonely Planet’s Central America

“Panama is far too attractive to be kept a secret for long”

- Frommer’s Panama

Those are just a few of experts who agree that Panama is one of the greatest places in the world.  There are plenty more who agree with them and we will share those with you in the weeks ahead.

If you would like to get information on how you can experience life in a luxurious and exclusive island home, contact Hurwitz James Company today.

Enjoy The Benefits of a Private Concierge at Ocean Reef Islands

Hopefully you know by now that the Ocean Reef Islands will be a luxurious and exclusive place to call home.  There will be amazing views and incredible amenities.  There will also be a world-class concierge service.

Enjoy a Private Concierge Service

Want to schedule a deep sea fishing trip? Your private concierge can handle that.

Ocean Reef owners will have exclusive access to a private concierge service.  They will be able to handle everything from dinner reservations to scuba diving or deep see fishing excursions, booking a tennis lesson, a day of relaxing at the spa, or a trip to a secluded island by helicopter, the Ocean Reef concierge service can take care of it.

The Ocean Reef concierge service provides everything for the ultimate leisurely living.  They can also handle property management for owners that will make second home ownership on the island hassle free.

Hurwitz James Company is excited to be the exclusive listing agent for the Ocean Reef Island homes.  Whether you are looking for a luxurious place to live or an exclusive locale for a second home, contact Hurwitz James Company today to get information on how you can make Ocean Reef Islands your home.

photo via Emrys.Roberts

See Ocean Reef Islands Via Live Feed

As you know, Hurwitz James Company is very excited to be a part of the Ocean Reef Islands project and proud to be the exclusive listing agent for the luxury homes being built there.

Ocean Reef Islands Live

It may not look like much now, but its in the process of becoming an exclusive community.

The islands themselves are an engineering masterpiece and are still being built.  Did you know you can view live video feeds of the construction underway?

At the Ocean Reef Islands website you can see 4 different live cameras showing the construction that is being done.

The first camera shows a live feed of the bridge that will eventually connect the Ocean Reef Islands to Punta Pacifica.

The second camera may be the most impressive.  It shows the construction of the two Ocean Reef Islands.  Right now they are emerging from the ocean.  Eventually they will be two complete islands joined by a bridge and home to a luxurious and exclusive community!

Take some time to look at the video feeds and stay up-to-date with the progress of the Ocean Reef Islands as they come closer and closer to completion.

For information on how the future islands can be your new luxury residence, contact Hurwitz James Company today.

The Safest House in the World….

This 5 story mansion has been called one of the safest homes ever built. Designed by world renowned security expert, Al V. Corbi, the discreet security features are perfect for anyone seeking luxury, privacy and security. Located in the exclusive Hollywood Hills Sunset Plaza community, this magnificent 11,000+ square foot home (8,000+ sq. ft. living plus 2,000 sq. ft. finished basement, 6-car garage, plus a helipad) raises the bar for in-town City living. This custom designed estate with stunning shapes and finishes is located on one of the highest knoll/ridge properties in Los Angeles, providing 360 degree panoramic views through large ceiling-to-floor picture windows from almost every room.  Offered at $5,900,000.

A True Piece of Art…Offered at NEW lower price!

The latest on this world-renowned property is that it is now for sale by the Bankruptcy Trustee at $19,388,000.  This “one-of-a-kind” architectural masterpiece in La Jolla, California, is a unique trophy property designed by one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers.  Set behind gates, and constructed from white polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass, this magnum opus suspends the boundaries of ordinary living and commands amazing uninterrupted views of the ocean, open sky and natural landscape.  Resting high above Torrey Pines State Reserve, this 11,000 square-foot piece de resistance showcases 7 bedrooms and 6 baths, including a two-level guesthouse and features private access to Black’s Beach.  Impeccable design, unparalleled quality and paramount location make this property a true piece of art.  Razor was originally priced at $49,000,000 and now offered at an unbelievable lower price of $19,388,000.

World Class Amenities at Ocean Reef Islands

It will be tough, if not impossible, to find a more luxurious development than the Ocean Reef Islands.  Ocean Reef Islands is being created for those that desire the finer things in life.

World Class Amenities At Ocean Reefs Islands

The amenities at Ocean Reefs Islands are unmatched.

Ocean Reef Islands will be the only place in the city where you can experience a serene and private island experience.  The spectacular views of the Panama Canal and a backdrop of the Old Quarter cannot be beat.

Here are a few of the world-class amenities you’ll find on this exclusive residential island community.

  • Ocean and city views
  • Lush landscaping
  • Recreational parks
  • Tennis courts
  • Private residential marina
  • Heliports
  • Spa and Gym
  • Yacht charter service

These are just a few of the perks to calling this luxurious island development home.  If you’d like to see all of the benefits, visit the website for the development.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can call the Ocean Reef Islands your home, contact Hurwitz James Company today.