Only West Coast Mansion Ever Designed By Stanford White Listed At $13.9M

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Glen Oaks, a Colonial Revival mansion in Montecito built in 1895 and designed by legendary architect Stanford White, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate at $13.9M. The property is one of the most historically significant estates in the country, as it is the only residence ever designed by White on the West Coast.

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California's Catalina Island Is a Cozy and Romantic Winter Destination

Dec 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you had told me a weekend adventure out to the Californian island of Catalina would have been a good winter trip, I would have immediately disagreed and planned a warm weekend of movie theaters and indoor shopping.

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A $22M New Look for an Old Celebrity Haunt: Kona Kai Resort & Marina

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Kona Kai Resort & Marina in San Diego is going through a bit of an identity crisis; one that is taking $22 million to fully realize. Currently, when you visit the property, you can see that it remembers what it once was, sees where it wants to be, and yet — still remains a forgotten resort that quietly rests on the shores of Shelter Island.

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Tee Off at 7 of the World’s Best Golf Courses

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With lush terrains and rocky coastlines, one could easily travel from California to Australia on tour to visit the world's best golf courses. Any true golfer probably already has a personal list of dream spots, whether it's a course right around the corner or halfway around the world; but these are our seven picks for the best in the world.... Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio Drops Price by $4.1M on Beachfront Malibu Home

Sep 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Leonardo DiCaprio may be a star on screen but it seems he has a tough time in the world of real estate. Back in 2002 he bought a beachfront home in Malibu for $6 million and listed the home as a rental for $75,000 a month in May 2012. By November the home was listed for sale at $23 million, only to be thrown back to rental status for the same monthly cost as before.... Read More

America's Most Expensive Real Estate Markets

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Million Dollar Listing

Billionaires have been proving that dropping thousands for each square foot of a luxury home isn't out of the question, with some market prices reaching record-breaking heights — like America's most expensive home in Greenwich, Connecticut (going for $190M). Considering Greenwich is known to attract Wall Street tycoons, it's not too surprising to see such a high-priced property up for grabs, but it did get us thinking about where in America you can find the most expensive real estate markets.... Read More

Modern California Home Features Layered Reflecting Pools, Ocean Views and Glass Walls

May 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Mid-century modern architecture tends to feature wide open floor plans and tons of windows, intending to bring the outdoors in — sometimes walls will even be made entirely of glass. One can see these modern homes all over the California coast, which is why it's often called the California Modern style, and The Strand in Dana Point is a shining example.... Read More

San Diego County Fair Concert Schedule Announced

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

We're quickly coming up on fair season and the "World's Finest City," San Diego, has one fine county fair as well. Still, the biggest draws to the San Diego County Fair are the outdoor concerts which are normally free to enter with the price of admission to the fair. Even more impressive is that the venue gets some seriously big-name bands considering the price and the smallish stage. I even saw my favorite band, Weezer, there. For free. Seriously.... Read More

Spring Busker Festival Brings a Bizarre Cast of Characters to Seaport Village

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

There’s just a bit more time left until spring will be upon us and the beautiful 75 and sunny San Diego weather will return. This March, Seaport Village will be holding the Spring Busker Festival—the only festival of its kind in Southern California. What’s a Busker you ask?...... Read More

San Francisco Hosts The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival Outside of Asia

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Francisco is a city of festivals, from art to gay pride the residents of San Francisco are as colorful as the parties they throw. However, one of the most vibrant San Francisco events continues to be... Read More

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