Spring finally makes an appearance at Deep Creek Ranch north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Spring has been a long time coming here in northwest Colorado.  All of the locals say “this is how it used to be” but I often think those folks are just reminiscent of the good old days – Mother Nature has a way of keeping us on our toes and in my 30+ years here every year has been different.  Last spring the snow was off of the Elk River Valley hay meadows by April 1 and the following 3 months made up for the light snowpack with an abundance of rain….it was a record hay crop!  The year before, we were checking calves in May on a snowmobile.  You never know what hand the weather will deal you but one thing I’ve learned in ranching and in showing ranches, even the worst hand provides a moment to snap a photo of a bright, new wildflower defying the cold and reminding me that summer is just around the corner.

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Featured Luxury Estate: 1107 Carlyle Ave, Santa Monica

RMA affiliate Teles Properties, located in southern California, routinely works with us to find the perfect luxury properties for our clients. Today’s featured property is a private oasis in Santa Monica, CA:

1107 Carlyle Avenue

This 3 story home defines indoor outdoor living at its best. Upon entering on Carlyle the light and space create a private oasis. There are two outdoor areas, sort of a versatile floor plan that can accommodate anyone’s preferences. Special to this property is the space and patio above the garage. Especially noteworthy are five family size bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Open House this weekend:
Sunday, December 7 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Address: 1107 Carlyle Avenue / Santa Monica, CA 90402
Bed/Bath: 7 Beds/ 7 Baths
Sqft: 7,480
Lot: 7,492
List Price: $5,790,000

Listing Agent: (424) 202-3288

Featured Luxury Estate: Canyon Creek

RMA affiliate Teles Properties, located in southern California, routinely works with us to find the perfect luxury properties for our clients. Today’s featured property is in Shady Canon / Irvine, CA:

118 Canyon Creek

Nestled at one of the highest points, this custom estate offers the finest quality and location one could desire in the exclusive guard gated golf preserve of Shady Canyon. This home sits prominently above street level and greets you with massive amounts of stone walls, archways and walkways. A romantic interior courtyard with fireplace and fountain blend into a detached casita and the main entry of this Tuscan Style home.

This property features 3 levels, all serviced by elevator with 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The second level offers a huge master suite with separate retreat and covered terrace and an additional bedroom suite. The main level offers 2 bedrooms, casita, home office, formal living room, gourmet kitchen and family room. The lower level features a state of the art home theater with game room and bar, exercise room, maids/guest suite and enormous walk-in wine cellar with adjacent wine tasting room. Backyard is arrayed with an opulent pool, spa, built-in BBQ and covered cabana. Views of the surrounding hills and canyons are evident from all areas of this exquisite estate.

Address: 118 Canyon Creek / Shady Canyon / Irvine, CA
Bed/Bath: 6 Beds/ 9.00 Baths
List Price: $8,995,000

Featured Luxury Estate: Whispering Tide

RMA affiliate Teles Properties, located in southern California, routinely works with us to find the perfect luxury properties for our clients. Today’s featured property is in Fiji:

Vanua Levu, Fiji

Imagine a private oasis where unparalleled luxury is enhanced by the untouched, pristine wonder of nature. A paradise so rare it remains virtually unknown. Welcome to Whispering Tide in the island nation of Fiji, where 150 acres of enchanting tropical hillsides cascade to two private beaches – one facing east for sunrise, and one west to capture stunning sunsets. With one main manor house and five luxuriously appointed beachfront guest villas, the one-of-a-kind property would be ideal as the ultimate personal retreat as well as a tropical boutique hotel and resort. The expansive single-story colonial manor house is located on the point that welcomes two oceanfront views. It boasts exquisite craftsmanship, 4 bedrooms-including a king’s suite and 2 master suites-and grand living areas with lofty ceilings. Each en suite guest villa hosts a private ocean-view deck. The exclusive estate also features a charming hillside chapel that is a perfect location for weddings, a romantic pier, a wharf, moorings, separate accommodations for management and staff. Follow your dreams to Fiji… Whispering Tide is calling you home.

Address: Vanua Levu, Fiji
Bed/Bath: 11 Beds/ 11.00 Baths
List Price: $13,888,000

Featured Luxury Estate: Mariona Laguna

RMA affiliate Teles Properties, located in southern California, routinely works with us to find the perfect luxury properties for our clients. Today’s featured property is Mariona (Rockledge) in Laguna Beach:

2529 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

The Love Story of Mariona
A rare and exquisite gem on the California Riviera. Mariona, (also known as Rockledge) begins at the gate of this historic estate- one of the most spectacular homes in Laguna Beach. Built by the renowned developer Frank Miller of the Mission Inn, Riverside, CA. Known as the Castle by the Sea, this home has 25,000 sq. ft. of uncompromising beauty. The estate includes 4 guest villas and has been restored and offers 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, breathtaking ocean views, private parking for 12 cars, lush grounds and a private cove with a tidepool. This historic masterpiece is a rare find. E rated in the national registry and approved for the Mills Act tax advantage.

Address: 2529 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Bed/Bath/Square Feet: 12 Beds/ 11 Baths / 8,065 sq.ft. / 24,829 lot
List Price: $30,000,000

Featured Luxury Estate: 31632 Trigo Trail

RMA affiliate Teles Properties, located in southern California, routinely works with us to find the perfect luxury properties for our clients. Today’s featured property is in Orange County:

31632 Trigo Trail, Coto De Caza

Entering through imposing wrought iron gates, any visitor to this old world estate feels they have been magically swept away and now find themselves on the grounds of royalty. In every direction you view marvelous landscaped gardens, fountains and sculptures.
Approaching the main home, you experience the sense of an old world estate by this exquisitely-designed 9,500 sq. ft. home designed for those who truly enjoy world-class amenities usually associated with elegant living and spectacular entertaining. This unique estate in Orange County is located within the secluded, pastoral private community Los Rancho Estates in Coto de Caza. In addition to the main home there is an 8,000 sq. ft. entertainment retreat offering a multi-use environment for lavish functions rivaling those of Hollywood – or use as a sound or film studio, guest, staff or extended family quarters.

Special features include: gourmet kitchen, pool/spa, bocce ball and basketball courts, a 20-car garage, 2 world class golf courses, clubhouse, tennis and equestrian center. When sold by June 18, 2014 we will include a golf membership. AN UNPARALLELED LIFESTYLE!

Address: 31632 Trigo Trail
Coto De Caza, CA 92679
Bed/Bath/Square Feet: 7 Beds/ 10 Baths / 9,500 sq.ft. / 95,832 lot
List Price: $6,875,000

Featured Luxury Estate: 3 Emerald Bay

RMA affiliate Teles Properties, located in southern California, routinely works with us to find the perfect luxury properties for our clients. Today’s featured property is in Laguna Beach:

3 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach
Within the exclusive guard gated community of Emerald Bay, this brand new estate sets a new standard of casually elegant living on the coast. Gracing one of the largest lots on the ocean side of Coast Hwy, the 6 bedroom, 6 and 1 half bath residence boasts approximately 7,800 sq ft of interior living space. Years in design and construction ensure every architectural detail is given the utmost in attention. The gracious master suite has His & Her’s closets, adjoining office, lavish master bath and mesmerizing whitewater views from the large, private balcony.  A large bonus room is center to two of the secondary bedrooms, each with its own bath and walk-in closet. The oversized chef’s kitchen features the best of everything, from abundant custom cabinetry and deluxe appliances to a large island with breakfast bar and catering kitchen. Perfect for entertaining, the large dining room is complete with showcase wine cellar and exquisite fireplace. Other highlights include staff quarters with separate entrance, private pool & spa, indulgent cabana and garage parking for 5 cars.

Address: 3 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Bed/Bath/Square Feet: 6 Beds/ 6.5 Baths / 7,800 sq.ft.
List Price: $12,999,000

Featured Luxury Estate: Bel Air Gated Mediterranean

RMA affiliate Teles Properties, located in southern California, routinely works with us to find the perfect luxury properties for our clients. Today’s featured property is a gated Mediterranean in Bel Air:

1251 Stone Canyon Road
Gated Mediterranean 4 bedroom + 3.5 bath set on 1.3 acres on coveted Stone Canyon Road in world renowned Bel Air!  Entry features dramatic stairwell to open light filled spacious living room with fireplace adjacent to the den/family room providing direct convenient access to the exterior grounds. The backyard entertainer’s paradise features a covered patio area, sparkling pool, and gazebo + an arbor & potting shed surrounded by sprawling lush park like grounds! Formal dinning room and breakfast room + charming office/library leading to an art studio & bonus-room + large secondary bedrooms. A true one of a kind estate home. Currently the home of an internationally acclaimed artist, writer, producer & director.

Address: 1251 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Bed/Bath/Square Feet: 4 Beds/ 3.5 Baths / 3,700 sq.ft.
List Price: $5,200,000

Featured Luxury Estate: Nipomo Equestrian Property

RMA affiliate Teles Properties, located in southern California, routinely works with us to find the perfect luxury properties for our clients.  Today’s featured property is an equestrian estate near Pismo Beach:

655 Highland Hills Road is a world-class equestrian property with a boarding and training facility that is income-producing. The 14-acre listing is located in Nipomo which is centrally located between Northern and Southern California and minutes away from Pismo Beach. The ranch-style home has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths with ocean and valley views. There are separate entrances for the home and Equestrian center. Real estate agent Christine Handel, who co-lists the property with Kristina Nichols, speaks on the property’s creative possibilities, “Land is the best form of art – this property is the best of both worlds – beach and ranch.”

About The Equestrian Center:  The equestrian property includes a 10-stall BarnMaster Barn with Saltillo tile flooring, two tack up stalls, wash rack, grain room, club room and office. There are 8 separate large pens with enclosed custom stalls, 9 different pastures, a round pen, trails and BarnMaster Hay Barn.

Address: 655 Highland Hills Road, Nipomo, CA
93444 Bed/Bath/Square Feet: 4 Beds/ 2 Baths
List Price: $1,599,000

Featured Luxury Estate: 37 South Sur

RMA affiliate Teles Properties, located in southern California, routinely works with us to find the perfect luxury properties for our clients.

From the gorgeous fountain that graces its entry to the reclaimed wood beams that adorn its soaring ceilings, no detail has been overlooked in making this exquisite residence-a former model home-one of incomparable luxury and style. Tucked away behind the guarded gates of Newport Coast’s beloved Crystal Cove enclave, it offers a heightened level of privacy in addition to spellbinding views spanning the ocean and harbor lights. With five bedrooms, five and-one-half bathrooms, a spacious master retreat, a downstairs office and an ornate formal dining room, it’s as ideal for relaxation as it is for entertaining on any scale. In addition to meticulously executed landscaping, the home’s exterior showcases multiple fireplaces and fountains-along with a pool and cooking area with built-in barbecue-to provide the ultimate al fresco experience. Inside the gorgeous formal dining room, a custom glass-enclosed wine room awaits your discovery, offering a timelessly elegant means in which to store and display your coveted collection. A living room, a gourmet’s kitchen and a family room open up to a private courtyard, while a sprawling master bedroom offers a fireplace plus even more incredible ocean vistas, creating a seaside sanctuary of the utmost opulence.

Property Details
5 bed, 5.5 bath, 6,134 sq ft
Address:37 South Sur
Newport Coast, CA
Price: $7,100,000