Luxury Estates with Incredible Exercise Amenities

As one of the industry’s leading luxury real estate companies, Hurwitz James Company sees countless homes with extravagant amenities. But in the end, we know that our clients are going to choose a home based on amenities that best reflect their hobbies, passions and lifestyles.

In recent posts, we’ve revealed our luxury estates  listings with incredible garages perfect for car collectors as well as multi-million dollar homes with gourmet kitchens perfect for the at-home chef or foodie. To continue our series on specialized amenities and in honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, we are now going to take a look at our current mega-mansion listings made for those especially active individuals and sports fans.

 

The Malibu French Country Estate, listed at $14,500,000 has a professional-level clay tennis court complete with accommodations for spectators.

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Listed at $78,000,000, the 24.3-acre Shelter Island Estate includes a world class clay sporting course and a shooting course connected by a 1-mile road that doubles as a beautiful running and walking trail. The home also features a fully equipped home gym with gorgeous lake views.

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The Bradbury Estate, listed at $78,800,000, is the ideal home for those who love to swim to stay in shape. The California residence boasts a 350,000-gallon pool that has a length almost equivalent to an Olympic-sized pool.

 

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To learn more about these luxury listings or other Hurwitz James Company listings, please contact us at 888-681-5902.

Luxury Property Listings with World Class Kitchens

Hurwitz James Company currently has multiple listings that are sure to excite even the most distinguished chefs, foodies and culinary enthusiasts. Imagine living in one of these luxurious homes with a professional grade kitchen that allows you to enjoy five-star dining experiences daily.

 

The custom chef’s kitchen of the Malibu French Country Estate listed at $14,500,000 boasts a wood burning oven.

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The kitchen of the Shelter Island Estate listed at $78,000,000 was designed to accommodate a whole gourmet cooking staff.

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Listed at $78,800,000, the infamous Bradbury Estate offers a chef’s kitchen with a walk-in butler’s pantry, a walk-in freezer and refrigerator and a pizza oven. The estate also has full service kitchens in the detached guest and the pool house as well as a balcony with a built-in outdoor grill.

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Castello Della Costa d’Oro listed at $58,000,000 has a professional kitchen complete with Viking Professional stainless steel appliances, a wine cooler and 50 in. flat-screen television among other high-end features. Did we mention the residence also has a catering kitchen and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen?

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Investors and homebuyers interested in learning more about one of these properties can schedule a showing by contacting Hurwitz James Company in Beverley Hills at 888-681-5902.

Fixed Mortgage Rates Hit Another Record Low

Freddie Mac’s Primary Market Mortgage Survey for the week of July 12, 2012 revealed that average fixed-rate mortgages hit record-lows once again.

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was recorded at 3.56 percent, which was the 16th week in a row that it has been below 4.00 percent. The average 15-year fixed-rate mortgage was reported at 2.86 percent, which was the 7th week in a row that it has stayed below 3.00 percent.

According to the LA Times news report, borrowers can lock in rates that are even lower by shopping around and paying upfront discount points.

So what does this mean for luxury real estate? This means luxury homes for less! As we noted in a recent post on Top Tips for Buying Mega-Mansions, it’s more economical to purchase a multi-million dollar home with a mortgage, even if you have the cash up front.

Hurwitz James Company specializes in buying and selling multi-million dollar estates and trophy properties all across the globe; below are some of our current listings. Investors and homebuyers interested in purchasing luxury real estate can contact Hurwitz James Company at 888-681-5902.

 

Luxury Oceanfront Condo listed at $1,795,000

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Malibu French Country Estate listed at $14,500,000

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The Castello Della Costa d’Oro listed at $58,000,000

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Luxury Property Listings for Car Collectors

A recent Forbes article names auto lifts as the latest trend in luxury real estate amenities.  While car elevators sound like a flashy addition, we still find the most jaw-dropping garages to be the ones that hold an impressive number of cars or feature exquisite finishes. Take a look at two of our current luxury estate listings that feature beautiful garages for car lovers.

This Malibu oceanfront estate currently listed at $36 million offers a climate controlled garage that can fit more than 15 cars.

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The garage of the Cielo luxury estate in Rancho Santa Fe features two oversized doors and four California king-size garage parking spaces.

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Our trophy property recently featured in Arroyo magazine, the Bradbury Estate, currently listed at $78.8 million, has a 10-car garage with stunning architecture to match the main residence.

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 The stunning car showroom of the Castello Della Costa d’Oro, currently listed at $50 million, doubles as an entertaining space with exquisite finishes to display cars with class.

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A true car collector may not want to stop at cars. The Castello Della Costa d’Oro, in that case, would be the perfect property for you. The Golden Coast Castle in Cambria, California boasts a helicopter pad.

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Interested buyers can schedule showings at any one of these estate listings by contacting the Hurwitz James Company office in Beverley Hills at 888-681-5902.

The Building of the Shelter Island Estate

The engineers, architects and craftsmen of the Shelter Island Estate created a truly unique design that combines sophisticated modern engineering with timeless design details and materials. Let’s take a look at how they did this by starting inside and working our way out.

Walking through the main house of the Shelter Island Estate, you’ll notice hand-forged ironwork, detailed wainscoting, elegant corbels and grand colonnades. The effect is baronial but in an elegant and graceful manner that does not breach on gaudy. Here are just a few of the materials used inside the Shelter Island Estate that contribute to the majestic yet warm and inviting interiors.

  • African Mahogany installed by hand
  • French Limestone
  • Italian plaster
  • copper and bronze
  • Hang forged ironwork
  • Detailed wainscoting
  • Custom double pane windows
  • Vaulted, coved, domed and coffered ceilings
  • Coved lighting systems
  • Fixtures and chandeliers collected from around the world
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Now, let’s step outside now to discuss the architectural structure and engineering involved in the building of the Shelter Island Estate.

The exterior of the home is hewn entirely of stone, copper, Indiana Limestone and Virginia. Architectural features include sloping roofs, dormers, copper trim, a copper conservatory addition and a large tower. The stone employed in the building of the home is actually a chief cliff stone (one of the most sought-after stone products in the industry) that is lichen-covered and native to Montana. The overall aesthetic has a charming yet sophisticated old world feel.

The estate is operated by a marvelously-engineered system that consists of an armored utility cable that carries 12,000 amps to the island and a CAT-5 computer cable and phone that are housed underground and underwater. Paired with a 1,200 foot utility building and 1,800 foot workshop, the entire system has the capacity to sustain the building of three more compounds on the island.

The Shelter Island Estate was recently listed with Hurwitz James Company for $78 million. To learn more about the estate and to schedule a showing, please contact Hurwitz James Company at 888-681-5902.

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The Majestic Shelter Island Montana Estate Listed at $78M

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Sitting atop a solid granite foundation on a 24-acre island rising out of Flathead Lake, the Shelter Island Estate holds the title as the largest private home in Montana. Neighboring Glacier National Park, this estate is a truly unique gem and includes 7,000 feet of prime waterfront property on Flathead Lake, one of the top 3 cleanest lakes in the world.

The main house of this majestic Montana estate has 5 bedrooms and 8 baths with a total of over 24,000 square feet of living space, 10,000 of which is heated portico and outdoor entertaining space.

The great room boasts 45-foot ceilings and a second story full-circle gallery. On the other one end of the grand hall, the gorgeous mahogany paneled office includes a limestone fireplace and a 120-inch flat screen. The stunning copper conservatory provides expansive panoramic views to watch wildlife unfold year round. The dining room, kitchen and breakfast room features breathtaking views of the lake and vistas as well as amenities that would please even the finest gourmet chef and staff.

The master bedroom suite is the real masterpiece of the first floor complete with a black and white carrara marble master bath with large shower and steam bath, a mahogany closet with refrigerator and wrap-around portico and porch.

The architectural details, quality of craftsmanship and luxurious materials throughout the home create a living environment of unrivaled elegance and grandeur that is rarely found today. Additional amenities include a gym, wine cellar, indoor shooting range, commercial-grade elevator and gorgeous guesthouse reflecting a similar design. Residents also get to enjoy outdoor luxuries such as a world class sporting clay course, the three docking systems, a heated boat stall and 1-mile road great for walking and jogging.

To learn more about the Shelter Island Estate currently listed at $78 million and to schedule a showing, please contact Hurwitz James Company at 888-681-5902.

 

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