The $100 Million Dollar Mansion - Business Insider

"It has always been known as the best area of Trousdale. The people who lived on that cul-de-sac never moved, so the street was never for sale," Niami said. Trousdale Estates is a community in Beverly Hills. "When the opportunity came up, I knew I had to build there." - Read the complete story at Business Insider.com

The Midas Mansion: Luxurious Beverly Hills mansion hits the market for a whopping $100 MILLION- Daily Mail

By: Regina F. Graham

February 21, 2017

A massive brand-new home built in the exclusive 90210 zip code just hit the market for a whopping $100million. 

Built by developer Nile Niami and architect Paul McClean, the 20,500-square-foot Opus spec house is perched above Los Angeles.

Located on the highly sought-after Hillcrest Road, the spectacular mansion, which is being called Opus, comes with a gold Lamborghini Aventador roadster and a gold Rolls-Royce Dawn inside the car museum that has room for a total of 10 vehicles to be displayed.

The Opus, which is listed by Hilton & Hyland with listing agent Drew Fenton, comes complete with seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, as the property sits on one acre of land that offers jetliner views of Los Angeles from Downtown all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Full article HERE.

Robb Report: Beverly Hills’ Most Expensive Home Includes Gold Cars and $3 Million Worth of Art

 

By: Geoff Nudelman

February 25, 2017

Homes within the Trousdale Estates community are some of the most sought-after plots of land in Beverly Hills. One street within the neighborhood has earned the moniker “Billionaire’s Row,” with building sites selling north of $30 million. A new property is set to be the most expensive on the block: Developed by former film producer Nile Niami and architect Paul McClean, Opus is a seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom contemporary statement covering 20,500 square feet on just more than an acre. Only two buildable lots remain on this desirable street.

The home is a stunning display of open living nestled in modern architecture. A marble entrance leads to a main-floor entertaining area that begs to host significant soirées. Massive sliding doors open to a sun deck, infinity pool, and fire pit. All of this unfolds to an unobstructed backdrop of the City of Angels stretching from downtown to the Pacific Ocean.

Niami and McClean designed the home so it blends into the lush hillside landscape. Every feature of the home is clean and crisp, without feeling grandiose. A second swimming pool gracefully divides the first and second floors with adjoining dual hot tubs in the same marbled colorways present throughout the home.

The have-it-all atmosphere continues with a 15-person screening room, spa treatment room, and a very special wine cellar for the lover of bubbly—the Cristal room contains a floor-to-ceiling collection of the coveted Champagne. There is also a large, traditional wine cellar to house the remainder of the owner’s collection.

In addition to the $3 million art collection adorning the walls, the estate also comes with two examples of automotive art in the garage: a Lamborghini and a Rolls-Royce, both clad in gold. Opus is an off-market listing with an asking price of $100 million. (drewfenton.com)

OPUS Spec Home Seeks $100 Million - The Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles Spec Home Seeks $100 Million

In Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, a 20,500-square-foot home by developer Nile Niami includes a gold Lamborghini Aventador roadster and a gold Rolls-Royce Dawn.

Dubbed Opus by Mr. Niami, the $100 million home sits on 1 acre and includes seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in its 20,500 square feet. It features a gold motif, and includes a gold Lamborghini Aventador roadster and a gold Rolls-Royce Dawn. All furnishings and art, including three Damien Hirst works valued at approximately $2 million, are part of the deal, Mr. Niami said.
— KATY MCLAUGHLIN, The Wall Street Journal

Hilton & Hyland Announces Landmark Partnership with Emaar Properties for the Beverly West Residences

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilton & Hyland is proud to announce its landmark partnership with Emaar Properties, one of the world's leading real estate development firms based in Dubai. Jeff Hyland, Mia Trudeau and Bill Simpson of Hilton & Hyland will be the agents representing the Beverly West residences on the famous Wilshire corridor. The trusted team will deliver sales, marketing and host a series of private events to unveil the newly designed penthouses and condominiums in 2017.

"It's a great honor that Hilton & Hyland will be the exclusive listing brokerage for all residences at the breathtaking Beverly West," said Jeff Hyland, President of Hilton & Hyland. "There is no development in Los Angeles that can rival this  magnificent building."

Beverly West was named the "Best Residential High-rise Development" in North and South America by International Property & Travel magazine. The prominent high-rise has a luxurious collection of 30 half-floor residences, and 5 full-floor penthouse residences, featuring panoramic 360-degree views. All the residences have individually curated designs, and luxuriously appointed finishes, that are distinctly unparalleled in the Los Angeles market.  The residences range from 1,700 square feet to 8,200 square feet, with each unit having its own private passenger and service elevators opening to private vestibules within the residences.  Amenities include a 24-hour lobby staff, TechnoGym fitness center, saltwater pool, lounge, valet service, "Smart Home" technologies, and sunbathing deck.

To learn more about the Beverly West, log onto BeverlyWestResidences.com

About Emaar Properties:

Over the past 17 years, Emaar Properties based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has redefined the dynamics of property development by shaping the Dubai skyline, building the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, creating world-class hotels and expanding into international markets. The company operates internationally providing property development and management services for a collective presence in 36 markets across the Middle East, North Africa, Pan-Asia, Europe and North America.

About Hilton & Hyland:

Beverly Hills based Hilton & Hyland (hiltonhyland.com) was established in 1993 as a boutique real estate firm to provide extremely personalized service to buyers and sellers of luxury properties. Founders Rick Hilton, grandson of the famous hotel developer, and Jeff Hyland, one of the most recognizable figures in Los Angeles real estate, have built their company from the ground up. Hilton & Hyland is the Founding Member of Christie's International Real Estate and is the exclusive affiliate of Luxury Portfolio, expanding their international reach to over 650 affiliates worldwide. With over $2.9 billion in transactions in 2016, Hilton & Hyland is recognized as the top luxury real estate firm in Los Angeles.

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NBC Open House: Jaman Properties

Published on Sep 9, 2016 via OPEN HOUSE on NBC

We tour a home known as the Riviera White House. It's a unique estate that was once home to president Ronald Reagan.


It was virtually unchanged until 2013, when the current owners began a thoughtful renovation. They salvaged the house's historical elements, and then re-envisioned it from the ground up, creating a luxurious and inspiring retreat.

Entrepreneur: WHAT ENTREPRENEURS CAN LEARN FROM THE COUPLE WHO USES STORYTELLING SKILLS TO SELL DREAM HOMES

By: LINDSAY FRIEDMAN

When creative couple Janus Cercone, a former screenwriter, and Michael Manheim, an ex-producer, decided they had enough of the Hollywood-film world, they turned their attention to an unlikely market: real estate.

Opening California real-estate development company Jaman Properties in 2003, the pair  buys forgotten homes -- usually in Malibu, Bel Air, Brentwood and Pacific Palisade -- and gives them a new life using the biography of a fictional character to lead the way. So, rather than creating for someone else or a big wig, it’s left purely to their own imaginations.

“These homes are our vision and so far we’ve been very lucky,” Cercone says.

For instance, an old beaten down house at the end of a dirt road may present itself to the possibility of becoming an escape for a successful woman in the media industry. The large dumpy house becomes a small cottage with blue walls, white furniture and large windows looking over the beach, as the “character” is looking for a place to escape, relax and enjoy nature. With more land than house, the property offers her a chance to wander in silence, contemplating her successes and planning her next project. The home ended up selling to Barbara Walters.

This sort of approach -- focusing more on the type of person and life a specific home is meant for -- has buyers flocking to them, typically matching their fictional profile with an iry amount of accuracy.

With a reputation for creating exclusive boutique homes from the studs to the furniture, high-end luxury real-estate agents and their high-profile clients are already on the look out for their next project.

View full article HERE.

 

ENTREPRENEUR: HOW THE AGENCY IS CHANGING THE REAL ESTATE GAME

By: Bryan Elliott

You might know Mauricio Umansky from appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, because he’s married to the beautiful Kyle Richards

Umansky is a high-end real estate agent, media personality and philanthropist. He was born into a life with some privilege, but the family business hit rocky roads growing up and he later ventured off on his own. 

Umansky tried several businesses as he honed his entrepreneurial skills in different industries, such as textiles and fashion, with varying degrees of success.

On a date night with wife, Kyle, not too long ago, they both earned their real estate licenses and never looked back. Mauricio and his team seem to have finally hit their stride with mega-success biz The Agency.

Umansky and The Agency are flipping the antiquated legacy industry of real estate on its head and seriously changing the game. Umansky’s approach is very different. It’s more brand, team and client-oriented. It’s about quality of service and experience over quantity. It’s the real deal.

By shunning the traditional brokerage model of cut-throat agents competing against each other, The Agency has fostered a culture of partnership which ensures its clients and listings have the competitive edge.

This approach has proven highly successful. In less than four years, The Agency has closed more than $4.8 billion in residential sales and established itself as one of the preeminent players in the luxury real estate market, representing many of the country’s most visible and high-end properties. There were also off-camera talks about more big plans that I am keeping secret, but which will likely be announced soon.

Check out video HERE.