A land of diverse terrain, one that is constantly surrounded by nature, from its beautiful bea­ches to desolate deserts and perfectly preserved forests, California is the third largest US state and the most populous.

There are four counties, which include the South Coast – home to Los Angeles and San Diego; the Central Coast where you will find Santa Barbara and Ventura; the San Francisco Bay Area, and the North Coast.

As far as the luxury property market goes, broker of Compass Real Estate, Latife Hayson says, “These are fascinating times in the real estate industry. The migration of people with means from Los Angeles, San Francisco as well as other large cities and even Bay Area communities to country areas like Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, Napa Valley, Healdsburg and Sonoma is extraordinary. We have never seen demand in the luxury market like we are seeing now.”

Jade Mills, owner of Jade Mills Estates also says the market is still booming, and for her it’s not just local clientele who are buying. “Because we are in Beverly Hills and Bel Air and Malibu, our areas are still selling. People are really wanting to be here. We have people from the UK who we’ve been sending out a lot of links for virtual tours and 3D tours so that they can see the properties. We’re in an area where you’re so close to the ocean. And in the wintertime, you’re so close to areas where you’re able to ski. We really have everything and I think that people are just feeling, it might be a good time to buy here.”

Latife Hayson says that areas which were once primarily a location for second homes are becoming more popular as locations for buyers to settle permanently.  To view the full article click here.

Naturally Inspired

Just moments away from the famed Sunset Strip retail and dining district, a new architectural tour-de-force from HEH, collaboratively designed with BO.SHI Architects awaits. The property pairs a warm organic atmosphere with a minimal, contemporary aesthetic and delivers much-desired and refined California living in a prime Sunset Strip location. The 9,000+ sq. ft. estate offers sleek natural materials. Its seamless indoor/outdoor floor plan features various main level entertaining rooms, flowing to the home’s meticulously landscaped pool pavilion overlooking Downtown Los Angeles. Inside there is a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, a semi-screened family lounge, and a spacious living area with elegant stone fireplace. The six-room owner’s suite boasts a stone-clad spa bath, dual wardrobe space, and two sprawling terraces with views of the city.

£8.9m / €9.7m / $11.5m
The Oppenhiem Group
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