The World’s Finest Estates 2014 Issue 3

This exquisitely and artfully-crafted Tuscan villa, designed by James Hann and built by Dugally Oberfeld, showcases impeccable detail at every turn, allowing you to experience all that the Scottsdale and Desert Mountain lifestyle have to offer.

Perched high above the valley overlooking the Chiricahua golf course in the exclusive Saguaro Forest community of Desert Mountain, this spacious villa delivers panoramic golf, valley and city light views that stretch seemingly forever from the expansive outdoor terraces and the infinity pool and spa. Enjoy meals al fresco on the outdoor dining terrace with fireplace or simply relax by the pool and watch the golfers come up the 18th hole. At night, enjoy spectacular sunsets that transition into a valley full of twinkling lights.

While the high elevation and spacious lot afford excellent privacy, you are just moments away from the elegant Chiricahua Clubhouse with its dining, entertainment and golf options. Desert Mountain’s other five Jack Nicklaus courses, clubhouses, tennis complex and fitness center and spa are just minutes away by car.

No expense was spared in the design and construction of this home. Retreat to your master wing comprised of a large bedroom with fireplace and sitting area, plus a separate office. Relax and unwind in the spa-like master bath with soaking tub and oversized rain shower. Each of the three guest bedrooms, located on the other end of the home, has an en suite bathroom. Guests can also stay in the two-room detached casita. Other notable features include a gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, a game parlor with built-in bar, a large home theater and an 800-bottle wine cellar.

Experience the best that Scottsdale and the Desert Mountain lifestyle have to offer with this extraordinary estate. Contact Steve Tracy at 480.717.1604, or Joyce Tawes at 480.209.7843; and visit for a hosted video tour.

Historical Heritage
Lavishly-Crafted Elegance

In 1920, Mrs. Celia Tobin Clark, heiress to the Hibernia bank fortune, commissioned noted architect David Adler to design and construct this elegant, 35,000 square foot estate. It is set amid the scenic beauty of Hillsborough where San Francisco’s most prominent families built their summer estates in the 19th century.

Mrs. Clark was known for her distinctive taste, so extra care was taken to acquire only the finest materials, including 18th century English oak, trees from the Monterey Peninsula, elegant roses for the terraces and multiple varieties of olives, which were a favorite choice of Mrs. Clark. Legendary interior decorator, British designer Syrie Maugham, chose the rarest and most exotic offerings to give the estate the best possible aesthetics. Secluded from view and set on six acres, the 30-room estate includes 12 bedrooms, 12 full baths, 3.5 half baths, 11 fireplaces, three kitchens and a 1,700 bottle wine vault. Aesthetic finishes such as gold-gilt molding, vaulted ceilings and parquet floors can be found throughout the mansion as well as a Waterford crystal chandelier purchased from a descendant of 19th century actor Edmund Kean. Master woodcarver Grinling Gibbons, of St. Paul’s Cathedral fame, crafted the bookcases and finishes found in the library.

Black and white marble tiles set in a harlequin pattern create agrand entrance which has welcomed Presidents Reagan, Bush, Fordand Nixon, British Prime Minister Thatcher, and King Hussein of Jordan as guests in the lavish VIP suite. A long list of luminaries have attendedcelebrity events hosted at the estate.This meticulously-renovated mansion offers a rare opportunity to own and experience a part of California’s magnificent architectural heritage from the 1930s and a Grand Dame of California celebrity.

Offered at $23,888,000. Seller financing available.

Today Sotheby’s International Realty
Richard C Williamson
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Sybarite Investments
Phil Chen
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Mark Cain
A Reliable Real Estate Professional

As a Dallas-area resident for more than 30 years, Mark Cain has earned a solid reputation as a hardworking, caring and responsive Realtor. As a “Fine Homes Specialist” and consistent top-producing agent at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, he focuses on Dallas’ most sought-after areas — North Dallas, Preston Hollow, Park Cities and In-Town.

Due to his dedication to client service he has been voted one of the “Best Realtors in Dallas” by the readers of D Magazine for 10 years in a row. While his highest sale to date was a $15 million estate property, one of his most gratifying transactions involved finding an affordable home for a young single mother and her two sons.

Mark follows the example set by his mentor, Dave Perry-Miller, by always asking “What would be best for the client?” He thinks in terms of what he himself would expect from a Realtor, and then he tries to meet or exceed his own expectations. His buyer clients find him to be honest, fair and easy to work with and his contracts often prevail in multiple-offer situations because of the positive working relationships he has with other agents and brokers.

The key to Mark’s success is his ability to listen to and understand his clients’ needs, which enables him to help them make the best, most educated decisions to achieve their real estate goals.

Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Mark Cain
[email protected]

Contemporary Elegance
Oceanfront Luxury in Florida

This 6 bedroom, 7.5 bath beachfront property boasts modern elegance from every angle. The first floor is an upscale entertainment area with dining and living rooms and a contemporary wet bar which includes full-size amenities. Adjacent to first floor great room are a theater-style media room, fitness room and en-suite guest bedrooms.

The second floor is home to a large kitchen, formal dining and living rooms and a wraparound balcony offering Gulf views. The chef’s kitchen features marble floors, double islands with granite countertops, hardwood cabinetry and an oversized Sub-Zero refrigerator, double oven and Wolf gas range.

The entire fourth floor is a private master suite featuring a balcony and spectacular walk-in closet with hardwood and glass cabinetry and a granite island. In the master bath, relax in the jetted soaking tub surrounded by ambient lighting and marble details, his and hers vanities and a walk-in shower.

Throughout this luxurious home you’ll find hardwood and marble floors, plush carpeting, marble and granite counter tops, hardwood cabinetry, coffered ceilings, contemporary lighting, crown molding and an elevator. Enjoy the private boardwalk only steps from the beach.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
The Grant Group
Doug Grant
[email protected]

Michael Schultz
An Unstoppable Luxury Specialist

Based in San Antonio and the beautiful Hill Country and representing Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, Michael Schultz has an ability to connect buyers and sellers that is truly unstoppable.

Believing in white glove service, Michael knows no boundaries when it comes to client satisfaction. From arranging transportation to catering to specific lifestyle needs, creating a relaxing transaction for his clients is Michael’s number one goal.

Always ensuring a high standard of service, Michael has a strong devotion to providing his clients up-to-date market information and a seamless transaction from start to finish. Michael’s goal to find the perfect luxury home or ranch for his clients far exceeds any job — it is his passion.

Luxury real estate has been a major influence on Michael’s life, affording him the knowledge of the lifestyle and needs of his clients. Spending time on ranches as a child and later working in the construction industry, Michael developed a love of land and homes which led him to the real estate industry. Constantly educating himself on current market trends, he remains competitive and well-versed in the ability to assist luxury buyers and sellers.

Currently holding a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation, Michael is able to effectively market properties at a local and international level.

Michael has acquired a reputation of professionalism as an expert in the market, a fierce negotiator and as a first-class marketer.

Michael views real estate as more than just a transaction — it is the beginning of a life-long relationship with his clients.

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Michael Schultz
210.268.8510 • 830.816.5260

Dania Perry
A Professional of Rare Passion and Accomplishment

Dania Perry burst onto the Florida residential real estate scene in late 2006 and has been an energizing influence on the Tampa Bay market ever since. In the span of just six years, she has become the number one selling Realtor in Tampa Bay and the number one Century 21 Realtor in the World. Having graduated at the top of her class with a master’s degree in electrical engineering, she now uses her gifted analytical skills and negotiating abilities to close countless high-end luxury home and estate sales others thought not possible.

It is her ability to listen and understand the deeper needs of her customers that sets her apart. For this she has been recognized by Century 21 as its Pinnacle Quality Award winner for an impressive five consecutive years.

Dania is extremely well organized, detail oriented and leverages technology with great efficiency. This is a requirement for her and not a luxury. Otherwise, she would never be able to balance the needs of her four children with the needs of her clients! Two of her daughters play club volleyball, so naturally, she’s an avid volleyball fan and has even been known to negotiate deals courtside.

But what clients love most about her is how incredibly grounded she is. She often becomes part of their lives and is invited to weddings and other family events. Clients also confide in Dania, which shows the levels of trust and confidence she inspires.

Century 21 – Jim White & Associates
Dania Perry, Luxury & Waterfront Specialist
Treasure Island, FL
[email protected]

The Ocean is the Best Neighbor
Kohala Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island

In the Mauna Lani Resort, 49 Black Sand Beach, on Hawaii’s Big Island, is one of the more affluent and exclusive communities along the Kona-Kohala Coast. This elegant area is so named because there are just 49 exquisite homes or parcels (no condos, no additional developments).

These two oceanfront lots for sale sit side-by-side on a cliff overlooking Honokaope Bay. Each lot, at over an acre in size, offers stunning, unobstructed views of Hawaii’s breathtaking sunsets, soft ocean breezes, and privacy, privacy, privacy. Owners have the opportunity to build their perfect home on the Park Avenue of the Big Island’s Gold Coast. Whales and dolphins play in your backyard while the Kohala Mountains, snow-capped in the winter, are experienced from your front door.

Owners receive access to the two 18-hole golf courses and shopping and restaurants within Mauna Lani Resort. The private club offers an excellent, sandy salt-and-pepper beach, a 25-meter pool, tennis courts, BBQ and party area, a state-of-the-art gym and spa, concierge services and gated security. Ownership also includes the benefits of Mauna Lani Resort’s Advantage Club.

Kohala Estate Realty
Lotus Golden, R(B) ABR
[email protected]
Property location: 49 Black Sand Beach—Big Island, Hawaii

New England History
Pristine Lakeside Estate

Set on the pristine shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, the historic Sinclair estate was built in 1910 for Francis and Jeanie Sinclair of the famed New York-based Sinclair & Valentine Specialty Ink Company. Then, as now, it provides the quintessential New England getaway.

The estate is set on 3.6 private acres and includes 175 feet of exceptional frontage on the pristine 44,000-acre lake. The fully-furnished, 18-room 7,500+ square foot residence contains six bedrooms and five baths and the property includes a rare, two-bay boat house with mahogany interior as well as a 4.5-car garage with an office and artist studio.

The home’s living room, library and family room feature beamed ceilings, and the kitchen, which includes a spacious center island and dining area, is light, bright and airy. The estate also features a large deck that offers beautiful lake views and the separate exercise building includes an indoor golf practice net.

Easily reached by private jet, the estate is located just 30 minutes from Laconia Municipal Airport. Manchester-Boston Airport and Logan International Airport are just 1.5 hours and two hours away, respectively. The estate is also just a day’s travel to every Ivy League school, and the private Brewster Academy is located nearby in the town of Wolfeboro.

The Sinclair estate offers the perfect blend of executive home, family home and lake home surrounded by the best Mother Nature can provide.

Prudential Spencer Hughes
Michael Travis