26 Boulder View, Irvine CA 92603, in Shady Canyon MLS# OC14025398 020614 $8,998,000

Rancho de Oro is a 4-story, custom estate with approximately 12,865sf on a premier, elevated 3/4 acre lot. Your long wait is over for one of the closest estates to Shady Canyon golf course. Enjoy unlimited, panoramic views of Shady Canyon Golf Course, the clubhouse, city lights, and Disneyland fireworks. The floor plan provides 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths – each unique and customized. This home is an entertainer’s dream inside and out: 2 oversized bars, 1 on the main floor, the other, in the basement with a 1,500 bottle wine cellar; separate rooms for cigar/poker, kid’s game, billiards, and formal home theater; huge concert hall with stage for performance/karaoke/ballroom dance/movie showing; two executive offices that extend from the library; 2 laundry rooms: 1 on the second floor and 1 on the main floor which provides a center island, space for sewing, arts and crafts, and gift wrapping. One notable, estate-wide customization includes mahogany from around the world including Honduras and the Philippines. An elevator services the basement through the 2nd floor. The property was masterfully designed by renowned architect, Rob Sinclair; builder, Gary McLane; award-winning landscape architect, Mark Scott; and highly acclaimed landscape contractor, RMA Landscape.

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59 Splendor, Irvine 92618 in Woodbury East — MLS# OC14054535

Beautiful detached condo home nestled just steps away from park in Irvine Woodbury East community. Living area of approximate 1830sf, with abundance of natural lights and spaces between units. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths plus an office upstairs. 1st floor has main powder room to the right of the entry foyer, and farther right is the great room which opens to a tranquil, beautiful, side courtyard. Open floor plan, tile flooring throughout entry, dining, kitchen areas. Spacious dining area extends straight from the entry foyer, opens to gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and plenty of built-in cabinet space. Laundry room opens to attached spacious 2 car garage with direct access to an extra car exterior parking spot, next to the garage door. On one side of the hallway upstairs is the large master bedroom with walk-in closet, master bath with dual sinks, separate tub, stand-alone glass enclosed shower. Bedrooms 2 & 3 locate along the hallway, with the office at the other end where the 2nd bathroom is located. Great flow throughout the home providing ease and tranquil feeling. Convenient access to freeways, shopping, entertainment, top-ranked Irvine schools. Competitively priced and strolling distance to the resort-style amenities at the Palm Club.

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71 Sacred Path, Irvine 92618 in Portola Springs — MLS# OC14037493

Executive 3-story upscale single family detached home nestled on a single-loaded quiet street, embracing serenity, privacy, and peace. Main floor has spacious great room, open gourmet kitchen with stunning backsplashes, granite countertop island for breakfast & leisure. Functional dining room with built-in cabinets, French doors open to side courtyard with built-in fire pit for indoor/outdoor entertainment. Fourth bedroom with 3rd bath across hallway, attached 2-car garage has doors on both sides open to 2 side yards, 2 side gates conveniently exit to the back. Second floor has a private master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, upgraded bathroom off the vestibule, bedroom 2 & 3 down the hallway sharing a dual-access 2nd bath. Third floor huge bonus room offers tranquil views, perfect for movie, exercise, billiards, & more. Upgrades include: exotic Maple hardwood floor, stylish carpet with 8#pad, beautiful crown moldings, exquisite matching tiles, sparkling backsplashes of onyx & glass mosaics. Steps to resort-style amenities, of lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, Jr Olympic pool with cabanas, clubhouse, tot lots, from Lomas Valley Park, Ridgeview Park, Tree Top Park. Move-in ready and perfect for multi-generational living. Renowned Irvine Schools.

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Home of the Week: State-of-the-Art Living on the Upper East Side

In our newest ‘Home of the Week‘ we move from a Gentlemen’s Ranch just outside of Austin to a truly unique residence on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Listed for $10.5 million, this truly unique residence is absolutely stunning and impressive in every imaginable way. The state-of-the-art townhouse offers up a near unheard of 6,500 square feet of living space set on five expansive levels – each connected by a private elevator. The 6 bedroom and 7 bath home is dominated by its palatial proportions, high quality finishes and its inspiring versatile layout.

With its proximity to Central Park and its elite address on a picturesque tree lined street, this home works equally well as a quiet getaway in the middle of the city and as a wonderful place to entertain. You’ll be hard pressed to find a home in New York City with two sizable outdoor entertaining areas, but this home has just that, as it was recently completely renovated from top to bottom. Imagine enjoying breakfast or dinner with friends on the outdoor terraces as you soak in views of Central Park and the lovely NYC skyline!

No doubt our newest ‘Home of the Week‘ is impressive in size and space; but as the listing agent Marci Kahan puts it, “it also feels very warm and inviting too”. When you take into account the seriously impressive amount of space the home has and also consider its proximity to museums and world famous parks – you can’t help but be floored by how perfect this place is.

Click here if you’d like to see more of this home listed by Marci Kahan with Coldwell Banker Bellmarc

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How to Get the Most out of Visiting an Open House

Open House season is almost upon us as soon many a home seller will open their doors for home shoppers to have their own private walk through. While many an open house sign will be seen on street corners across the country are they really worthwhile?

In this segment from NBC’s Open House, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent, Sandro Dazzan, talks about a few misconceptions of open houses and how to make the most out of your open house experience.

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