California Rentals Added to Castles Magazine Listings

Castles Magazine has added several luxury rental properties in California to its listings! Here’s a quick look at what’s new:


8157 Laurel View Drive

– 4 bed, 4 bath
– eat-in chef’s kitchen
– high ceilings
– pool and outdoor dining area
– balconies

12258 Richwood Drive

– 5 bed, 6 bath
– culdesac property
– gated community
– pool


45 Linda Isle

– 4 bed, 5 bath
– waterfront, includes dock
– pre-installed security system
– space for office, screening room,
gym/yoga room

521 Seaview Street

– 3 bed, 3 bath
– minutes from the beach
– private drive
– fully furnished
– bbq grill, outdoor dining area
– 360 views of mountains,
ocean, and Catalina Island


Beachfront Estate in Turks and Caicos

Point House rests on the northern beach of Parrot Cay boasting 5 bedrooms over 7,000 square feet of luxury living space. Bordering the pristine Nature Reserve, Rocky Point, Point House enjoys solace and serene privacy. Not far away are the COMO Parrot Cay award-winning resort amenities and facilities. Continue reading

Great Island Cape Cod Estate for $9,999,999

63 Smiths Point Road
West Yarmouth, MA

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5.5
Living Area: 7,866 square feet
Lot Size: 3.82 acres
Price: $9,999,999

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Great Island, one of the most treasured and desirable communities on Cape Cod, known for its privacy, security and amenities is home to this magnificent sea side residence. Offering luxurious living space, panoramic ocean views and access to tennis courts, golf course and private beach club, this stunning residence is situated on 3.82-acres with approximately 640-feet of private sugar sand beach. Private deep water slip on shared heavy-timber dock in protected waters of Uncle Roberts Cove provides immediate access to Nantucket Sound and Islands. Potential guest suite above detached garage. Truly a rare and unique opportunity to own and enjoy a generational quality estate.

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Iconic Mercer Island Waterfront Estate

Mercer Island, Washington

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5.5
Lot Size: .5 acres
Living Area: 5,370 square feet
Year Built: 1990
Price: $7,950,000

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Sitting at the southernmost tip of Mercer Island awaits Southpointe. Boasting 147 feet of no bank, south facing waterfront, this impeccable 5 bedroom, 4.75 bath estate has the most phenomenal views and privacy of any home on Lake Washington. Mt. Rainier in all its splendor, takes center stage in the jaw dropping 180-degree view.

With the utmost attention to detail, this iconic home was completely renovated to include all new baths, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, new roof, driveway, furnaces, new deck and 42 pin pilers placed along the water’s edge to ensure the stability of the shoreline.

The main floor offers a master suites with private deck and separate mother-in-laws quarters boasting a spacious living area perfect for an office, den or media room. The lower level adorns three additional bedrooms including a grand master suite with his and her closets and separate dressing areas, gas fireplace, inspiring water views and a luxurious spa-like bath.

With parking for seven cars, enjoy hosting family and friends to celebrate in the beauty of this marvelous estate. Offering floor to ceiling windows throughout the main level, the views are an ever changing vista of waterfront living at its best.

The backyard is an entertainer’s oasis. An intimate fire pit ideal for unwinding after a long day’s work, a stunning upper deck perfect for large cocktail parties or al fresco dining, and lush green gardens irrigated from the lake, enjoy a slice of paradise every time you step outside. A covered dock with boat lift capable of housing a 30 foot boat, a tie up space for a larger yacht and jet ski lift, come home by land or water and feel like you’ve arrived.

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Infamous Helmer Castle in Jackson Michigan Now On The Market

7300 South Draper Road
Jackson, MI

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Lot Size: 20 acres
Year Built: 1920
Price Upon Request

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Step into the castle and step back in time to a home modeled after a fifth-century castle built near Nuremberg, Germany. Crafted in the 1920s in Jackson, Michigan by eccentric concert violinist Max Helmer, the local Liberace of his day, the Castle’s fascination, history and folklore are legendary.  Situated on a private 20-acre estate, with nearly a mile of scenic driveways through a beautiful hardwood forest, the legendary “Castle”, as it’s known in the state is located on the highest point in south central lower Michigan.

The Castle, constructed with over 500 tons of fieldstone and steel reinforcement include a dungeon below grade which is accessed through a trap door. The walls of the home are over three feet thick at the base with a lookout/sundeck on the top of the massive 7 story tower which is accessed by an iron spiral staircase. In total, the Castle has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and five fireplaces.

Located not far from metro Detroit, it is near the Michigan International Speedway and the college towns of Ann Arbor and Lansing. This beautiful rolling hills property in the Great Lakes state is surrounded by countless inland lakes and countryside, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. The estate itself offers extraordinary hunting, hiking and year round nature lover opportunity.

Although this unique estate has been a primary residence for the past 35 years, the future offers unlimited possibilities. For example, these include but are not limited to; vacation home/rental, new single family home development, golf course development, special event venue, lodging for visiting NASCAR race enthusiasts and U of M or MSU activities.

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Video Tour of Mansion In Coral Gables for $7.9M

Address: 26 Tahiti Beach Island, Coral Gables
Price: $7,950,000
Beds: 5
Full Baths: 5
Half Baths: 2
Lot Size: 1 Acre


Timeless Palladian residence situated on an acre of private estate on Tahiti Beach Island. There is a grand entrance with a 2-story foyer. The interior is complete with elegantly understated details including coffered ceilings and white on white boiserie. The gourmet kitchen has an oversized marble island and opens to a large covered terrace. The 2-story family room opens to the colonnade overlooking the pool and beautiful landscaped grounds. The fully equipped gym and home theater complete the house.

Award Winning New Zealand Smart Home

243 Lower Shotover Road
Queenstown, New Zealand

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Living area: 4,004 square feet
Lot size: 1.5 acres
Price: $2,074,756

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This residence was the winner of the Gold Award and Lifestyle Award for the Southern Region at the 2015 Registered Master Builder House of the Year Awards. Built to the highest quality and immaculately finished, this home exudes contemporary design an comfort.

Precast concrete panels, both inside and out, contrast perfectly with soft timber floors and feature wood paneling to create warmth and luxury throughout. Full-height windows in the four bedrooms (each with en-suite bathrooms) and living areas take advantage of all day sun and sweeping views of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables mountain range.

Integrated with superior technology, the home offers outstanding controllability. Security, blinds, temperature and sound systems are controlled through electronic touch pads that can be monitored internationally.

Perfect for entertaining, large living spaces flow seamlessly onto a north facing sheltered outdoor patio area with its own feature dining table with built-in barbecue.

The impeccable modern finishes are further complemented by the latest in energy efficiency features which include a ground source hat field, solar water hating panels and double glazed treated windows.
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Park Avenue Penthouse for $10,750,000

1130 Park Avenue
New York, New York

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
Year Built: 1927
Price: $10,750,000

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This modern penthouse apartment is a stunning, light-filled sanctuary in one of Manhattan’s most distinguished white-glove cooperatives on Park Avenue. Beautifully constructed, not a single detail has been overlooked in this elegantly renovated and sophisticated 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Carnegie Hill home.

Enter from the semi-private landing into the sun-filled, expansive living-dining space with soaring 10-foot high beam ceilings, an elegant marble wood-burning fireplace and custom French doors that lead to the sweeping 70-foot terrace perched high above Park Avenue with scenic city views to the East River. With fantastic outdoor access and lovely indoor spaces, this home provides the perfect setting for versatile entertaining.

The spacious chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry, honed stone countertops and top-of-the-line appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking vented cooktop, oven and warming drawer, built-in Miele espresso maker and Viking wine refrigerator will delight even the most discerning chef.

Three meticulously appointed bedrooms offer comfort and tranquility. The luxurious master bedroom suite with its large picture window has an impressive walk-in closet and direct access to the terrace through two sets of French doors. The generously-sized second bedroom includes an en suite marble bath and Central Park Reservoir views, and the third bedroom, currently functioning as a library with pocket doors, features custom built-in cabinetry and bookshelves and fantastic sunlight thanks to an oversized single-paned double glazed window, one of many throughout the apartment. There is also a large powder room off the hallway which can easily be converted into a full bath.

The staff room, also with Central Park views and an adjoining full bathroom, is a private retreat, accessible from the rear hallway off the kitchen. Given its separation from the rest of the residence, it is perfectly suited as guest bedroom, office or gym. The rear terrace, while owned by the co-op, is only accessible by the penthouse floor and offers incredible Central Park Reservoir views. Custom millwork, dark oak floors, radiant under-floor heating in the master bath, a Creston sound system, ample closets and storage space, washer/dryer and central air throughout distinguish this exceptional residence from the rest.

Built in 1927 and designed by renowned architect George Fred Pelham, 1130 Park is one of Carnegie Hill’s most desirable buildings nestled among the finest museums, charming boutiques, excellent restaurants and Manhattan’s finest private schools. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, concierge, bike room, private storage room in the basement, fitness room and a live-in superintendent. Pets are welcome. A rare and special offering.

Listing Office:

1444324843Warburg Realty Partnership, Ltd
Warburg Realty Partnership
Main: 212-439-4500
Fax: 212-988-0192

Contemporary Feng Shui Estate in Atherton, CA for $39,800,000

246 Athernon Avenue
Athernon, CA

Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8.5
Living Area: 26,643 square feet
Lot Size: 2.53 acres
Year Built: 2016
Price: $39,800,000


This just completed home by Pinnacle Group is an exquisite expression of modern design with architecture by Farro Essalat, AIA. Boasting over 18,000 square feet of living space, the main residence is thoughtfully arranged with rooms scaled in proportion, emanating from a central plane. Beginning outside is a linear reflecting pond that traverses the design, culminating in the rear grounds. This focal point adds a soothing Feng Shui element to the crisp lines of the architecture. Enormous walls of glass provide a seamless connecting to the outdoor venues. The walls are carefully crafted with reveals in lieu of moldings and the floors are expertly finished in patterns of white oak and limestone. Throughout German lighting fixtures stand alone as works of art, exemplifying the modern ambiance.

Spread over three levels, the residence includes every luxurious amenity a buyer could desire. This includes three kitchens; a wine cellar with private dining room; a full bar; an a customized theater. There are 7 bedrooms, each with en suite bath, elevator access to all three levels and a separate one bedroom guest house and multi room pool house – offering incredible accommodations for families of all sizes. The gated grounds of more than 2.5 acres are equally as impressive, with contemporary gardens plus a pool and spa.



Listing courtesy of Gullixon

Inside The Obama’s Post-Presidential Home

With Election Day just around the corner, the Obamas are already making plans for post-presidential life. The current Commander in Chief and First Lady have reportedly signed a contract to lease an 8,200-square-foot home in Washington D.C.’s upscale neighborhood of Kalorama.

2446 Belmont Road NW is a red-brick residence comprised of nine bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms over three stories (not including a lower level).

A central hall leads from the marble foyer to the formal dining area and living room, which features a fireplace, an adjoining sitting room overlooking the garden, and an outdoor terrace. French doors connect the formal spaces to the stone-tiled outdoor patio, which showcases a manicured lawn and multiple lounge areas.

The main-level kitchen—which leads into the family room—centers on a marble-top breakfast bar flanked by a six-burner stove, ample cabinetry, and an informal dining area. Upstairs, the master suite is accompanied by a spacious dressing room, a study, and his-and-hers baths.

A few of the bedrooms have been repurposed to serve as other spaces, including an exercise room, a playroom, and a home office. The ground floor—which offers access to the two-car garage—houses a media room, a second kitchen/laundry facility, a wet bar with wine storage, and an in-law suite.

According to public records, the estate has an estimated market value of $7 million—a figure expected to increased by over $300,000 in the coming year.