Fall 2019 International Luxury Newsletter

Joel Goodrich

California’s Most Extraordinary Properties, The World’s Most Expensive Penthouses, The $100,000,000+ Market Update
California's Most Iconic Properties
The World's Most Beautiful Penthouses
The Latest Global Ultra-Luxury & Celebrity Market Update

Calendar of Events

Issue 62- Fall 2019

Greetings from San Francisco,

     With the media's never-ending fascination with ultra-luxury real estate, I've recently had the privilege of exposing my client's properties to a global audience through a wide range of outlets -- including filmings for ABC & NBC television, and features in London's Daily Mail, Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal’s Mansion Global, SFGate and Curbed, among others.

Yes, it’s been a busy Summer & Fall of 2019!

The reason? The truly incredible properties throughout California I have the pleasure of representing this season...
     So this month, let's take a tour through some of the more fascinating properties on the market today, from an irreplaceable Napa Valley winery estate to a world-class Southern California oceanfront compound... from San Francisco’s newest masterpiece to one of its most historical treasures... from an iconic Silicon Valley estate to a starchitect-designed Wine Country residence and vineyard... and from elegant Nob Hill condominiums to a stunning Park Avenue-Style residence in Pacific Heights.
Residence 950, San Francisco - $40,500,000
     San Francisco’s Newest Masterpiece.  Nestled atop a magical park-like setting on one of the City’s largest residential lots, this world-class urban estate, six years in the making, has been brilliantly re-imagined for the future by luxury developer Troon Pacific.
Residence 950, San Francisco

     A dramatic 40-foot cantilevered infinity pool reflects the shimmering Bay and glittering lights of the City’s famed Skyline, while dazzling views of iconic landmarks provide a stunning panorama surrounding the fabulous resort-like indoor/outdoor flow of living, dining and entertainment spaces, easily accommodating 300+ guests.
Residence 950, San Francisco

     Designed to enhance residents’ health and wellness, it features a spa-like guest cottage with glass steam room, sauna, massage room, outdoor shower and a Diamond Spa hot tub overlooking the picturesque Capri-like slopes of world-famous Telegraph Hill.

A stunning two-story sky-lit subterranean art gallery/ sports court/ event space is the ultimate venue for collectors, athletes and entertainers -- amenities suited for the most discerning of owners.
Palacio Oceano, San Clemente - $38,000,000
     A World-Class Riviera-Style Estate on the California Coast. This is a rarefied opportunity to own one of the world’s great oceanfront estates in the exclusive Southern California enclave of San Clemente - with the Western White House to the north, and miles of beaches stretching to the south.
Palacio Oceano, San Clemente - $38,000,000

     Its 450 feet of oceanfront and 13,000 square feet of living space on 2.6 acres make this offering one of the largest private properties on the Southern California Coast. With its 55’ long pool, spa, grand indoor/outdoor entertaining areas and lushly landscaped grounds, this offers all the amenities of a world-class resort within a private setting.
Seven Stones Winery Estate, St. Helena - $35,000,000
     An Irreplaceable Napa Valley Winery Estate.  From its peaceful promontory overlooking the entire Napa Valley and across to Sonoma, this is a one-of-a-kind wine country oasis with sweeping unobstructed vistas that could not be replicated today.

Known as Seven Stones, after its iconic Stonhenge-like sculpture by renowned artist Richard Deutsch, the property offers a truly rare opportunity for the connoisseur who dreams of producing a highly desirable estate-grown wine in the tradition of Europe’s finest vintners, and who is ready to step into a turn-key, high-end operation.
Le Petit Trianon, San Francisco - $23,800,000
     San Francisco’s Architectural Crown Jewel. Evocative of another era of 18th Century grandeur, but stunningly re-imagined for a 21st Century lifestyle, the breathtaking Le Petit Trianon in Presidio Heights has been host to some of the most important social, cultural, artistic and philanthropic events in San Francisco history.

Inspired by the original world-renowned building at Versailles Palace in France (constructed by King Louis XV), the iconic, historically irreplaceable facade is one of the world’s most recognizable. 

This incredible residence, built from 1902-1904 for one of the City’s most prominent families, has been designated as both a San Francisco and National Historical Landmark. It's considered one of the City’s most exquisite architectural masterpieces.
Hannaston Estate, Palo Alto - $16,800,000
     A Historical Silicon Valley Residence.  Designed in the early 20th Century by legendary starchitect Birge Clark, this glamorous Italianate-style villa is a seamless blend of stunning architecture, modern luxury and wonderful indoor-outdoor flow… fabulous for everyday living as well as entertaining.

Set on beautifully landscaped resort-like grounds reminiscent of the Riviera, this grand-scale residence affords a fabulous contemporary California lifestyle in one of Palo Alto’s most sought-after enclaves -- Crescent Park, whose most famous residence is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Starchitect-Designed Sonoma Modern - $10,000,000
     A Richard Gluckman Designed Wine Country Estate and Vineyard.  Serenely situated high above the Sonoma Valley, this architecturally significant estate plus vineyard creates a harmonious convergence of nature and design, with sweeping views of the California Wine Country and beyond as a spectacular backdrop.

Enjoy seamless indoor/ outdoor living with pool, and two guest houses.
Two-Level Nob Hill Condo - $4,998,000
     A Park Avenue Style Nob Hill Duplex.  Step into a world of luxury in this classic two-level residence, featuring exquisite architectural details, high-end finishes, three bedrooms, three-car parking, an elevator to both levels, and views of San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks — from the Fairmont Hotel to Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral.
Nob Hill Luxury Condo - $1,798,000
     A Touch of Italy on Nob Hill.  Located in one of Nob Hill's last major condo developments, The Montaire, this two-bedroom, two-bath residence provides lovely outlooks toward the surrounding greenery, with glimpses of the Bay, in this coveted tree-lined neighborhood. 
Pacific Heights Park Avenue Style - $3,750,000
Coming Soon!

The World’s Most Expensive Penthouses
Mumbai's Antilia Tower

     As prices in the global super-luxury market climb ever skywards, a fascinating update on the world’s most expensive penthouses takes us on a tour of these ultra-exclusive properties starting with the Antilia Tower in Mumbai -- entirely owned and utilized as a personal residence by business magnate Mukesh Ambani and his family.

At an estimated $2 billion to construct, Antilia is considered the world’s second most expensive home after the Buckingham Palace.

The 400,000-square-foot property is located on Altamount Road, one of the world’s most highly-priced streets. Of the 27 floors, Ambani utilizes the top six as his residence. The others include guest suites, a salon, and ice cream parlor, a 50-person theater, a private mega-temple and garage for 168 cars. 
     Next is the penthouse at La Tour Odéon in Monaco, priced at $335,000,000. 

    The five-floor, 31,500 square feet residence, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, sits atop a new 49-story tower along the Mediterranean, located in one of the most coveted vacation spots in the world.

Incredibly, a water slide on the rooftop descends down an entire story from the dance floor above into a private infinity edge pool.
     Of course New York is a hot spot for super-penthouses, including the nation's most expensive at $238,000,000.

     Purchased by Ken Griffin in January, the 24,000 square foot residence at 220 Central Park South is designed by the legendary Robert A.M. Stern, who's also responsible for a penthouse currently under construction in San Francisco (more on that  below!) 

Here's a rare tour of the building, which will have a private restaurant by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten - quite an amenity! 
A Hallway in the Penthouse at One Hyde Park 

    Another destination for international trophy home collectors is London, location of the world's fourth most expensive penthouse, valued at approximately $200,000,000.
The Penthouse at One Hyde Park 

    Currently offered for rent at £150,000 per week (about $10 million per year), the penthouse at One Hyde Park comes with a 70-foot pool, pedicure room, theater and library, and is protected around the clock by guards trained by the Special Forces.
The Penthouse at One Hyde Park 

     Among its design features are a 20 foot tall two-story Swarovski chandelier made out of the company's largest crystals, dining room walls of verre églomisé (gilded glass), and art work by Damien Hirst, Auguste Rodin, and René Magritte.
The Penthouse at One Hyde Park 

     Of course there are multiple penthouses in Manhattan hovering in the nine-figure range (this insightful tour into showcases some of the most significant), including the iconic Woolworth Penthouse, known as “The Pinnacle” for $110,000,000.

San Francisco's 13 Newest Penthouses

     San Francisco is not without its share of spectacular penthouses, with at least 13 currently available on the open market, and more to come. Incredible!

Prices start at $7,950,000 for a full-floor penthouse in Pacific Heights, rising to $49 million for the Grand Penthouse atop the new Four Season Private Residences at Yerba Buena Gardens (the price is for shell space, with several million more needed to build the interior to your specifications.)

Below is a preview of all of the offerings. Let me know if you'd like more information, or to tour in person.
Four Seasons Residences Grand Penthouse for $49 Million

     The truly breathtaking Grand Penthouse atop the new 45-story, 510-foot Four Seasons Private Residences at Yerba Buena Gardens will include roughly 10,000 square feet of living space across at two levels, 4,500 square feet of multiple outdoor terraces, and a pool. Listed as shell space for $49,000,000.
181 Fremont Grand Penthouse for $46 Million

     Designed by Hornberger + Worstell, with interiors by Mary Ta and Lars Hypko (who’ve worked on homes for Elon Musk and Jay-Z in Los Angeles), the Grand Penthouse at 181 Fremont -- 700 feet in the sky -- is an incredible turnkey opportunity for someone eager to move in to one of San Francisco's most celebrated new highrises.

It is also the tallest residence in San Francisco! Listed for $46,000,000.
Pacific Heights Penthouse for $25 Million

     This spectacular two-level penthouse with terrace, located at 2000 Washington (one of the most desired highrises in Pacific Heights), has been renovated by the great Andrew Skurman. Listed for $25,000,000.
Russian Hill Penthouse for $25 Million
     A 19-foot high glass oculus is a remarkable design feature of this incredible Russian Hill penthouse, with 360 degree panoramic views of the City and the Bay. Listed for $25,000,000.
Penthouse at The Avery for $15.95 Million

     This penthouse at The Avery, San Francisco's newest glass tower, soaring 618 feet above the city, provides inspirational views of the skyline and the Bay. Listed for $15,950,000.
Penthouse at 181 Fremont for $15.5 Million

     This stunning half-floor penthouse, designed by Kendall Wilkinson Design, is perched 700 feet in the sky, and provides views that allow you to fully appreciate the beauty of San Francisco Bay. Listed for $15,500,000.
Nob Hill Penthouse for $12.9 Million

     Located atop the iconic Clay Jones on Nob Hill -- this glamorous penthouse at one of the highest residential points in San Francisco, provides commanding views of nearly every famous landmark in the City. Listed for $12,900,000.
Four Seasons Residences Penthouse for $10.99 Million

      High atop the Four Seasons near Union Square, over 400 feet in the sky, this beautifully designed penthouse provides glamorous views of the city, extending all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. Listed for $10,990,000.
Ritz-Carlton Residences Penthouse for $9.9 Million

    This remarkable two-level penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences near Union Square is newly completed after a five-year custom design and build, with beautiful features imported from Italy. Listed for $9,900,000.
The Harrison's Signature Collection Penthouse for $8.8 Million

    This half-floor penthouse soars 500 feet above SoMa, with a voluminous open floor plan marked by a 100 foot expanse of floor-to-ceiling windows. Listed for $8,800,000.
Lumina Penthouses for $7.995 and $9.995 Million

    Situated along the Bay, these 2 two-level penthouses at Lumina can be custom-designed to create your ideal residence, with impressive 18-foot high ceilings and private outdoor spaces. Listed at $7,995,000 and $9,995,000.
Pacific Heights Penthouse for $7.95 Million

     One of only two full-floor 5,000+ square foot pre-war penthouses in San Francisco, this residence at 2100 Pacific Avenue provides approximately 60 feet of sweeping views from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Nob Hill and downtown skylines. Listed for $7,950,000.
An Interior at Crescent Nob Hill

    With the layout for every residence individually designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and interiors designed by Alexandra Champalimaud, Crescent Nob Hill will undoubtedly become one of San Francisco's most desired buildings after its completion in the near future.
The Supremely Elegant Lobby at Crescent Nob Hill

     Pricing for the penthouses of the elegant new addition to Nob Hill is not yet known -- please let me know of your interest so I can make sure you get the information when released.
One Steuart Lane

    Finally, One Steuart Lane, likely be the last true waterfront condominium highrise in San Francisco, will offer two penthouses when the building is completed in 2021.
The View from One Steuart Lane

     Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, with interiors by Rottet Studio, the building is only 20 stories tall, but its location directly on the Embarcadero provides the purest, truly unobstructed views of the Bay and Bay Bridge that are possible.
Incomparable Views from One Steuart Lane

     Please let me know if you'd like to be informed of pricing information for One Steuart Lane when it becomes available.

Ultra-Luxe Sales from Coast to Coast

     The US ultra-luxury market has recently hit new highs, with six sales over $90 million taking place since July -- three in Florida and three in California.

Here is an overview of you will not find anywhere else. I hope you enjoy the tour!

     Drawn by low taxes, incredible scenery, and Florida's wonderful sunshine, Palm Beach has always been a magnet for the nation's wealthiest -- but never more so than in recent years, with buyers (mostly hedge fund managers and investors) now spending nine figures for the grandest Oceanside estates.
Sydell Miller's 'La Reverie' at 1415 South Ocean Boulevard

     A new sales record is about to be set with the closing of hedge fund manager Steven Schonfeld's purchase of beauty-products mogul Sydell Miller's estate, known as La Reverie, for an amount rumored to be around $150 million.
La Follia at 1295 South Ocean Boulevard

     This follows the sale of the property -- just a few houses to the north -- owned by legendary Broadway producer Terry Allen Kramerfor $105 million in July of this year.
La Follia Sold for approximately $105 Million

     Kramer, who passed away in May, was known as the grande dame of Palm Beach society -- invitations to La Follia, her 37,516-square foot mansion, were among the most coveted of the fall social season.
The Breakfast Room at La Follia

     The buyer's name has not been disclosed, but it's worth noting that the property directly neighbors the compound that hedge fund manager Ken Griffin has been amassing since 2012 -- spending an estimated $400 million to acquire ten lots!
Over Half a Billion in Real Estate within a Five Minute Walk

     In fact, Griffin's most recent purchase was just last month -- paying $99.13 million for former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt Jr.'s house, which was originally designed by Peter Marino (as seen in Architectural Digest in 2017) for the late George Lindemann and his family.
Ken Griffin Purchased this Peter Marino Home for $99,130,000

     All of these estates, located along South Ocean Boulevard in an area known as "Billionaire's Row," are within one mile south of the Mar-a-Lago Club.
The Most Valuable Real Estate in Palm Beach
From Approximately $40 Million to $200 Million +

     Others with homes valued well over $40 million include San Francisco Giant's co-owner Charles B. Johnson ($42 million in 2013) former Goldman Sachs partner John Thornton ($77.5 million in 2008), real estate investor Jeff Greene ($67 million online valuation), and hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones II ($71.2 million in 2018).

Just a little further to the south you'll find the homes of Netscape founder James H. Clark (was asking $95 million last year) and musician Rod Stewart (the price of a legend's home? invaluable!)

     California's ultra-luxury market has recently seen some record-breaking transactions, most notably the sale of two estates I told you about when they first appeared on the market a few years ago.
The Manor Sold for $119,750,000 in June

     First, the famous 123-room, 56,000 square foot Spelling Manor in Holmby Hills sold for $119.75 million in June. Purchased by a foreign buyer, it's the highest price ever paid in California, which to date has seen seven private residences sell for nine figures.
The Manor Sold for $119,750,000 in June

     Spanning 56,500 square feet of living space -- and complete with myriad lavish amenities, including a bowling alley, a wine cellar, beauty salon, sculptural gardens and a motor court with space for 100 cars -- it's the largest private house in LA.
This Bel Air Residence Just Sold for $94,000,000

     That was followed a month later by the $100 million sale of NBC executive Ron Meyer's home in Malibu, and just last week a $94 million sale in Bel Air -- for the newly built 38,000 square foot home developer Bruce Makowsky initially listed for $250 million!
Casa Encantada is Listed for $225,000,000

     There are still plenty of incredible properties for sale in the LA's ultra-luxury market, with three notable additions this month, including the highest priced listing in the country: Bel Air's legendary Casa Encantada, asking $225 million.
Casa Encantada is Listed for $225,000,000

     With a pedigree of craftsmanship spanning decades, enhanced by a recent renovation by Peter Marino, Casa Encantada is considered irreplaceable.

The property is listed by Rick Hilton, grandson of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, who owned the home util 1979.
A New Home by Paul McClean for $65,000,000

     Just a few doors down from Casa Encantada is a new home whose aesthetic is its polar opposite -- a sleek, 30,000 square foot modern mansion by minimalist architect Paul McClean in collaboration with developer Nile Niami. The property has just hit the market for $65 million.
A New Home by Paul McClean for $65,000,000

     Lastly, a 120-acre parcel owned by the late Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft) has been put on the market for $110 million.

The prized development site is known as Enchanted Hill, a name given it by legendary screen icon Greta Garbo, who lived nearby.
Home of the Late Paul Allen

     A Silicon Valley home also owned by the Allen family is now on the market, asking $41 million, as well as his 414-mega-yacht, Octopus, for $326 million.

The Tech Effect

     Paul Allen isn't the only well-known name from the tech world to be making recent news in real estate. 
Penthouse Pool at 565 Broome

      City Storage Systems CEO Travis Kalanick (best known as co-founder of Uber) just scooped up a stunning duplex penthouse with private 20-foot heated pool and roof-top garden for $36,533,612 at 565 Broome in New York.
Penthouse at 565 Broome

      The innovative new 30-story glass tower designed by Renzo Piano (which I wrote about last year) is in New York’s hot SoHo neighborhood, and provides crystal clear views of the skyline and Hudson River. 
This Trousdale Estates Property Sold for $72.5 Million in June

     In June, another Uber co-founder, Garrett Camp, and his partner Eliza Nguyen, purchased a newly built 12,119 square foot mansion in Beverly HIlls' Trousdale Estates for $72.5 million.
Scott McNealy's Portola Valley Residence, $54.8 Million

     Scott McNealy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has placed his 28,000 square foot house, situated on 13 acres in serene Portola Valley, on the market for $54.8 million -- $42 million less than its asking price last year.
Ice Hockey Rink at Scott McNealy's Estate

     It includes a striking array of amenities: home theater, poker and billiards rooms, a pizza-making room, party room with disco ball and dance floor, a 110-yard golf practice area with two putting greens, a 4,700-square-foot gym with a rock-climbing wall and locker room, a tennis pavilion, a swimming pool with spa... and a 7,300-square-foot ice hockey rink.
Kumar Malavalli's Los Altos Hills Residence, $39,998,000

     Tech entrepreneur and investor Kumar Malavalli is asking $39,998,000 for his 20,982 square foot home in Los Altos Hills.
Palo Alto Residence with Ken Fulk interiors - $39,988,000

     Owen Van Natta, former COO of Facebook, is asking $39,988,000 for his elegant property in Palo Alto.
Palo Alto Residence with Ken Fulk interiors - $39,988,000

     The 10,877 square foot residence, on meticulously landscaped grounds, features interior design work by Ken Fulk.
Mike Murphy's Atherton Residence Listed for $27 Million

     Other tech-related listings: early Facebook employee Mike Murphy is asking $27 million for his 13,150 square foot house in Atherton, and Oracle co-founder Ed Oates has put his 4.5 acre Portola Valley estate on the market for $12 million.
Ed Oates' Portola Valley Residence Listed for $12 Million

Fall Social Calendar

     As we go into the peak of the fall social season in the San Francisco Bay Area, the non-stop swirl of fascinating cultural, philanthropic, entertainment, sporting and business events continue non-stop.

This fall I've been pleased to support the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony, as well as the Arthritis Foundation and a myriad of other important causes.

Below is my Calendar of Events which I hope you'll enjoy -- looking forward to seeing you around town in our Magical City-By-The-Bay!

Wishing you and your loved ones a Fabulous Fall Season!
Joel Goodrich | Global Luxury Real Estate Advisor
Coldwell Banker Previews International
415.308.8184 | JoelGoodrich.com | BRE# 01028702
Now through February 9. 2020

This first major reassessment of Tissot’s career offers West Coast audiences a rare glimpse at the fascinating life and dazzling art of a man who captured an era. Legion of Honor. legionofhonor.famsf.org
November 2, 4, 5 

Madonna's Madame X

Madonna gives a rare performance in San Francisco. Golden Gate Theater.

Admission: $295 and up

November 4 | Monday

A Tribute to Martin Scorsese

Director Martin Scorsese will be honored by SFFILM for his non-fiction work, along with an-stage discussion and screening of his newest documentary, "Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese." Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, SF, 7:00 PM. 

Admission: $25

November 6, Wednesday 

Andre Aciman and Andrew Sean Greer

The two award-winning novelists discuss their work in a conversation with journalist Steven Winn. Sydney Goldstein Theater, SF, 7:30 PM.

Admission: $29

November 9 | Saturday

I Am C-3PO

Actor Anthony Daniels, author of ' I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story,' shares his history playing the legendary robot. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, SF, 2:00 PM.

Admission: $27.50

November 15, Friday 

Marilu Henner

Actress and author Marilu Henner, who is one of the extremely rare individuals in the world who can recall every day in her life, speaks about her career, her life, and her memory abilities. The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, SF, Noon.

Admission: $15 and up

November 21 | Thursday

Eyes Are A Window To The Soul

Award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris discusses his new exhibit at the World Affairs on orangutans. Includes a reception and viewing. World Affairs Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, SF, 6:30 PM.

Admission: $10


November 26 through April 26, 2020

Chang Dai-chien: Painting from Heart to Hand, a new exhibit at the Asian Art Museum, presents the work of one of the most acclaimed Chinese artists of the 20th century. 120 years after his birth. Asian Art Museum, SFasianart.org
December 5 | Thursday

Ben Horowitz

The co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz discusses his book, "What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture," with Lyft co-founder John Zimmer. Santa Clara Convention Center Theatre, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, 7:00 PM.

Admission: $25 and up

December 5 | Thursday

Brad Smith

Microsoft president Brad Smith discusses his new book, "Tools and Weapons: The Promise and Peril of the Digital Age." The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, 6:00 PM.

Admission: $25 and up


December 8 | Sunday

Girls Who Run The World

Businesswomen Diana Kapp, Robyn Sue Fisher, Jane Marie Chen & Tina Sharkey (shown above) discuss creating a supportive business environment for women entrepreneurs, with Diana Kapp, author of the new woman-to-woman playbook "Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business." The event is for ages 12 and up! Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, 5:00 PM.

Admission: $20 and up

December 9 | Monday

Help Is On The Way

The annual holiday gala in support of The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, with performance by Sheryl Lee Ralph (shown above), Lisa Vroman, the casts of 'Hamilton' and 'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical," among others. Marines' Memorial Theater, 7:30 PM.

Admission: $45.00 and up



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