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2021

Howard Backen-designed compound on 160 acres in Wine Country Howard Backen-designed compound on 160 acres in Wine Country

Resting on more than 160 acres in Wine Country, 275 Long Ranch Road epitomizes luxury living and refined design.

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St. Helena home owned by Ovid Winery founders hits the market for $18.5 million St. Helena home owned by Ovid Winery founders hits the market for $18.5 million

Grab a glass of your favorite Napa cab and consider this Wine Country estate on Napa Valley’s famed Pritchard Hill. A 160-acre property owned by Ovid Winery founders Mark N...

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The Napa Estate Behind Ovid Wine Is on Sale for $18.5 Million The Napa Estate Behind Ovid Wine Is on Sale for $18.5 Million

In the late 1990s, Dana Johnson and her husband, Mark Nelson, began to look for a place in the country. At the time they lived in New York, and “our original theory was th...

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160-Acre Estate in Napa Valley, California, Asks $18.5 Million 160-Acre Estate in Napa Valley, California, Asks $18.5 Million

A 160-acre property in Napa Valley, California, designed by famed architect Howard Backen in 2004, hit the market Thursday for $18.5 million. Located behind the gates of O...

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We asked four Bay Area real estate agents about 2021. Here are their predictions. We asked four Bay Area real estate agents about 2021. Here are their predictions.

The coronavirus threw a wrench in Bay Area real estate in 2020, causing pain in the high-rise condo and apartment markets. But many local agents reported high demand and ro...

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2020

A French Country Home in the Heart of Napa Valley A French Country Home in the Heart of Napa Valley

A Rutherford, Calif., estate sits on four acres, with two pools and acres of Cabernet grapes. It is listed for $12.9 million. —Adrienne Gaffney

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Burt Polson Burt Polson's Real Estate in the Napa Valley: Californians can keep their property tax base

Several clients have asked, “What does the passing of Proposition 19 mean for me?” Several clients were confused, some were concerned and others ready to make a move.

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Large Napa County ranch, used communally for 42 years, sold for $15.7 million Large Napa County ranch, used communally for 42 years, sold for $15.7 million

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Is Wine Country real estate still hot after the recent fires? Is Wine Country real estate still hot after the recent fires?

A view of Alexander Valley from the grounds of 2700 Geysers Road, an estate listed by Vanguard Properties for $12.9 million.

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San Francisco Virus Refugees Return From Napa as Wildfires Rage San Francisco Virus Refugees Return From Napa as Wildfires Rage

Urban dwellers who fled San Francisco during pandemic lockdowns are now facing massive wildfires in popular places of refuge.

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NapaStat | $10.2 million: That NapaStat | $10.2 million: That's the price of the most expensive Napa County home sold in June.

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Top 250 Agents of Sotheby Top 250 Agents of Sotheby's International Realty

Your home is more than a building or an address. It’s where you experience life, connection, and growth.

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A $25.5 Million Napa Ranch Is Perfect for a Long Shelter In Place A $25.5 Million Napa Ranch Is Perfect for a Long Shelter In Place

The 950-acre property was initially meant for communal living, making it the ideal hideaway for a very wealthy family looking for isolation.

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Steven Bochco’s Napa Valley Retreat Comes to Market at $8.5 million Steven Bochco’s Napa Valley Retreat Comes to Market at $8.5 million

Television producer Steven Bochco has been listed on the open market by his wife, Dayna Bochco, at $8.5 million.

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Wine country compound of late TV producer Steven Bochco seeks $8.5 million Wine country compound of late TV producer Steven Bochco seeks $8.5 million

A European-style main home, guesthouse, and olive grove among expansive vistas and rolling vineyards.

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Hollywood producer Steven Bochco’s Napa wine country mansion for sale: $8.5 million Hollywood producer Steven Bochco’s Napa wine country mansion for sale: $8.5 million

The European-style mansion hit the market Wednesday, listed at $8.5 million.

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The Napa Chateau That Doogie Howser Built Lists for $8.5 Million The Napa Chateau That Doogie Howser Built Lists for $8.5 Million

Dayna Bochco, the spouse of late TV producer Steven Bochco, is selling her 47-acre weekend retreat

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DECEMBER 2019

TOP 10 LUXURY REAL ESTATE HEADLINES

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TOP 10 LUXURY REAL ESTATE HEADLINES

Cape Cod’s Most Expensive Listing is Asking $25 Million Cape Cod’s Most Expensive Listing is Asking $25 Million

A sprawling estate on Cape Cod is coming on the market for $25 million.

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A Record Number of Homes Closed for $100 Million-Plus This Year A Record Number of Homes Closed for $100 Million-Plus This Year

Despite a general slowdown across the U.S. luxury real-estate market. Here is a look at the top-10 home sales.

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Hamptons Home of the Late Broadway Icon Jerome Robbins Sells for $12.5 Million Hamptons Home of the Late Broadway Icon Jerome Robbins Sells for $12.5 Million

Buyers intend to not demolish the modest two-bedroom property on Bridgehampton beachfront.

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Former Warner Brothers Records CEO Shells out $12 Million for pair of Brentwood Homes Former Warner Brothers Records CEO Shells out $12 Million for pair of Brentwood Homes

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Houston Houston's Rivercrest is a pricey enclave of homes, with lots 3 acres and up, that average $3.5M

The average price of homes in this community is higher than that of River Oaks and Memorial.

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Top 10 Celebrity Homes That Hit the Market In 2019 Top 10 Celebrity Homes That Hit the Market In 2019

Take a peek at some of the most gasp-worthy homes the rich and famous bid “adieu” to this year.

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Newlywed Actress Bridgit Mendler Sells Her Single Days House House In Silver Lake Newlywed Actress Bridgit Mendler Sells Her Single Days House House In Silver Lake

Disney Channel actress and newlywed Bridgit Mendler has sold her home in Silver Lake for $1.986 million.

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Palm Beach lures wealthy New Yorkers with its mega-mansions Palm Beach lures wealthy New Yorkers with its mega-mansions

Palm Beach real estate is giving New York a run for its money.

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Inside a $30M Park Avenue Penthouse With A Rooftop Pool Inside a $30M Park Avenue Penthouse With A Rooftop Pool

14 foot ceilings and full-height windows bathe the space in light while offering 360° views of the city and nearby Gramercy Park.

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2019

Indoor-Outdoor Living on a Napa Compound Indoor-Outdoor Living on a Napa Compound

The Northern California compound features extensive living space and outdoor amenities on two acres of land.

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The Leading 100 The Top Performers In Bay Area Real Estate The Leading 100 The Top Performers In Bay Area Real Estate

Outstanding top performers in Bay Area residential real estate sales.

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We wish to formally congratulate you on your Inclusion in The 2019 Leading 100 List Of Bay Area Top Producers We wish to formally congratulate you on your Inclusion in The 2019 Leading 100 List Of Bay A...

Congratulations on your accomplishment.

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Napa Valley Napa Valley's most expensive mansion hits the market for $22.5 million

Making it the county's most expensive current listing, according to Zillow.

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Napa Valley Napa Valley's Priciest Property: A $22.5 Million Compund

One of the best ways to lose money.

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Napa Valley’s Priciest Property: A $22.5 Million Compound Napa Valley’s Priciest Property: A $22.5 Million Compound

California businessman J. Gary Shansby and his wife O.J. are the sellers of the most expensive home in the Northern California wine region

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2018

The Pros and Cons of Life on a Vineyard The Pros and Cons of Life on a Vineyard

There is something really special about creating a meal from tomatoes you have grown and oil produced from your own olives.

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Walk-through: Remodeled Yountville Farmhouse Awaits Walk-through: Remodeled Yountville Farmhouse Awaits

This four-bedroom farmhouse near downtown Yountville has an an interior remodeled by designer Leslie Miretti.

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Gorgeous Light-Filled Estate in Napa Valley Asks $17M Gorgeous Light-Filled Estate in Napa Valley Asks $17M

Situated in the heart of Napa Valley, just north of St. Helena, surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved Land Trust.

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A Breathtaking Modern Estate in Napa Hits the Market A Breathtaking Modern Estate in Napa Hits the Market

This breathtaking home offers expansive unobstructed views of the valley floor and western foothills of the Mayacama Mountains.

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Rich Baby Boomers Want Master Bedrooms the Size of Apartments Rich Baby Boomers Want Master Bedrooms the Size of Apartments

Turns out, it’s hard to really use a 10,000-square-foot mansion when your kids move out.

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Walk-through: Santa Rosa estate overlooks Mayacama Golf Club Walk-through: Santa Rosa estate overlooks Mayacama Golf Club

The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character.

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In Napa, An Extraordinary Modern Farmhouse, Perfect For Entertaining, $14M In Napa, An Extraordinary Modern Farmhouse, Perfect For Entertaining, $14M

This new modern farmhouse compound on 5 acres is set in 3+ acres of Chardonnay grapes.

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Napa Midcentury-Modern Renovation Asks $2.7 Million Napa Midcentury-Modern Renovation Asks $2.7 Million

The house is located a few minutes away from the golf course at the area country club and spa.

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2017

Restoration Hardware CEO Sells Two California Estates Restoration Hardware CEO Sells Two California Estates

The two homes, in Napa Valley and Beverly Hills, sold for a combined $19 million

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Restoration Hardware CEO Gary Friedman Sells in Napa Valley and Beverly Hills (EXCLUSIVE) Restoration Hardware CEO Gary Friedman Sells in Napa Valley and Beverly Hills (EXCLUSIVE)

With the sale of two multi-million dollar properties, one in northern California’s Napa Valley and the other in SoCal’s Beverly Hills.

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Wine Country home channels mid-century majesty Wine Country home channels mid-century majesty

The home includes a pair of master suites that open onto decks with expansive views.

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$5.8M Kenwood mansion brings Greek Revival architecture to Sonoma County $5.8M Kenwood mansion brings Greek Revival architecture to Sonoma County

Large, showy, and ultimately meant to signify wealth.

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An Eco-Friendly Farmhouse on a Gentleman An Eco-Friendly Farmhouse on a Gentleman's Vineyard Asks $3.85M

So if you’ve ever dreamed of the vintner’s life, the harvest awaits.

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A Feast for the eyes: Great Homes for foodies A Feast for the eyes: Great Homes for foodies

An intelligent take on global lifestyle, arts and culture.

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Napa Valley vineyard estate seeks $42 million Napa Valley vineyard estate seeks $42 million

What a difference six years and an architect’s pen makes.

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Newly Constructed Vineyard Estate in Napa Valley Is Asking $42M Newly Constructed Vineyard Estate in Napa Valley Is Asking $42M

Sprawling over 20 acres in Napa Valley, a new vineyard estate just hit the market for $42 million, Mansion Global reported.

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Newly Developed Vineyard Estate in Napa Valley Hits Market for $42M Newly Developed Vineyard Estate in Napa Valley Hits Market for $42M

The property offers a 6,700-square-foot residence and a 14-acre winery.

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Better With Age? Napa Valley Vineyard Estate Relists One Year Later At $42 Million, A 10% Bump Better With Age? Napa Valley Vineyard Estate Relists One Year Later At $42 Million, A 10% Bump

A 20-acre vineyard estate in Napa Valley is back on the market today—this time asking $42 million.

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A look into the $8.5 million Napa Valley home of Restoration Hardware’s CEO A look into the $8.5 million Napa Valley home of Restoration Hardware’s CEO

CNBC’s Robert Frank reports on Restoration Hardware CEO’s $8.5M Napa Valley home.

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Iconic Vineyard Estate’ Embodies Indoor and Outdoor Napa Valley Living Iconic Vineyard Estate’ Embodies Indoor and Outdoor Napa Valley Living

Top-tier finishes pair with sensitive building practices at this resplendent Oasis.

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Many cities have nearby retreats comparable to the high-end Hamptons Many cities have nearby retreats comparable to the high-end Hamptons

Brokers commonly compare their listings to properties on Long Island's south fork.

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The CEO of Restoration Hardware just slashed the price of his enormous Napa Valley home that The CEO of Restoration Hardware just slashed the price of his enormous Napa Valley home that...

The massive mansion, known as Eight Palms, was fully renovated by the Restoration Hardware design team.

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Two Million Dollar Price Cut for Restoration Hardware Residence Two Million Dollar Price Cut for Restoration Hardware Residence

Purchased by the CEO of Restoration Hardware, Gary Friedman, for $5.9 million in 2013.

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Stark Restoration Hardware house in St. Helena cuts price Stark Restoration Hardware house in St. Helena cuts price

Today that asking price has been reduced by a cool $2 million.

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Where the World Where the World's Wealthiest spend their weekend

Positioned as the first fully furnished “RH Residence” and priced at $10.5 million.

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Indoor, Outdoor Entertaining Shines in St. Helena Indoor, Outdoor Entertaining Shines in St. Helena

Look no further than a central courtyard easily reached from many points within the home.

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Sotheby’s International Realty: Stylish Retreat in the Heart of St. Helena Sotheby’s International Realty: Stylish Retreat in the Heart of St. Helena

Architect Shay Zak and Designer Mary Moore collaborated to create a simply irresistible compound.

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The His-and-Hers Kitchen The His-and-Hers Kitchen

To prevent the clash of too many cooks, high-end kitchens are growing bigger and more complex.

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Paradise on Earth Paradise on Earth

It’s simply enchanting– three connected structures set on a 40-acre site in Calistoga.

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