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Significant Sales: $13.9M Calabasas estate sold!

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Sotheby’s International Realty features a monumental sale by Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty’s Dana Olmes & Jeff Biebuyck. Avalon Ranch is a stunning 90-acre equestrian estate nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains in Calabasas.

Uniquely suited to California lifestyle, this property offers large-scale entertainment possibilities as well as privacy. Avalon Ranch is a majestic 90-acre equestrian estate nestled in a private valley, complete with views of the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. This commanding compound includes a custom main house, a detached guesthouse
with viewing veranda and additional two-bedroom guest retreat plus ranch hand quarters. This true equestrian estate features a professional 16 stall barn with tack room, office and bath, day barn with turnout, one-acre riding arena, grass horse pasture and miles of trails. The expansive grounds feature a clay tennis court with viewing pavilion, dark-bottom pool and spa, pool pavilion with fireplace, fruit orchard, California Oak trees, yearly stream and private riding trails located within the Santa Monica Mountain Preserve.

To see the full list of significant sales, visit Sotheby’s Realty.


The Best Hiking Trails in Los Angeles

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See Modern Hiker‘s list of the best trails in LA

One of the numerous perks of living in Calabasas and the Conejo Valley area is the convenience to beautiful hiking trails. The Santa Monica Mountains are more than just a scenic backdrop for the place we call home. For those who explore our local trails, wildflowers, waterfalls and Pacific Ocean views are in store.

Modern Hiker recommends:

  1. Sandstone Peak
  2. Los Liones Trail to Park Mesa (from Pacific Palisades to Topanga State Park)
  3. Temescal Canyon
  4. Malibu Creek State Park
  5. Solstice Canyon

For the complete list of the best hikes in Los Angeles, visit Modern Hiker. Photo courtesy of Modern Hiker.


Calabasas High School Ranked Nationally

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Newsweek names Calabasas High School in Top Schools List

A new report in Newsweek has named Calabasas High School No. 339 in the country, and No. 43 in the state of California.

“The rankings were compiled using several metrics, including graduation rate, college enrollment rate, SAT and ACT scores, AP and IB scores and participation, teacher-student ratio and dropout rates,” according to Calabasas Patch.

“This year’s rankings were weighted by:

Enrollment Rate—25 percent
Graduation Rate—20 percent
Weighted AP/IB/Dual Enrollment composite—17.5 percent
Weighted SAT/ACT composite—17.5 percent
Change in student enrollment between 9th-12th grades, to control for dropout rates—10 percent
Counselor-to-Student Ratio—10 percent”


August Real Estate Market Update

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Good news is good to find

rogerCalifornia’s economic performance is the envy of the nation. Every major industry has posted gains in employment with an overall 3% increase year over year.

California’s technology boom is having a very positive effect on commercial construction and home sales. Home sales continue to strengthen albeit slowly. But this in itself is a positive force. Rampant escalation of home prices is nearly always indicative of a slowdown in sales and the economy. When it comes to home prices and sales increases, a slow moving train is always better than a runaway train. All indications are for continued home sales improvement over the long and short term.

The California Association of Realtors maintains a close eye on all the factors that influence home sales in California. CAR’s most recent Market Outlook calls for continued slow appreciation and year over year increases in home sales. Given that interest rates are on the rise, now is the best time to purchase a home in California and the greater Los Angeles area.


2175 Broadview Terrace | Historic Hollywood property

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Historic Hollywood property listed by Michele Lipkin

Tucked away on a quiet walk street between the Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood & Highland lies an enchanting oasis of iconic homes and historic properties. Los Angeles’ best-kept secret, Hollywood Heights. This picturesque car-free neighborhood is reminiscent of a hillside village on the Amalfi coast. At the centerpiece is the High Tower Elevator, a five-story private elevator built in the 1920’s in the style of a Bolognese campanile.

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The steep hilltops and inclines of Hollywood Heights were not suited for wide roads and cars in the 1920’s so a series of interconnecting stairways and walkways were devised to allow residents access to their properties and the Hollywood Bowl.

The top of the elevator is High Tower Court – a cluster of multi-family residence built be architect Carl Kay between 1935 and 1956.

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The seclusion and unusual setting of High Tower Court made it the ideal setting for the residence of noir detective Philip Marlowe, played by Elliot Gould, in the 1973 movie of Raymond Chandler’s novel The Long Goodbye.

Notable residents:
Adiana Caselotti (voice of Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) lived on Alta Loma Terrace for four decades.

In the 1970’s there was a revolving door of musicians, actors and artists many who helped create the California Sound – Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Linda Ronstadt, Gene Clarke of the Byrds and Glenn Frey of the Eagles.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love also lived there in the early 90s.

David Copperfield lived in High Tower Court in the 1980’s while performing at the nearby Magic Castle.

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The Foundation raises $240,000 for Las Virgenes Schools

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EwingSIR is proud to support LVUSD schools

EwingSIR was proud to support The Foundation for Las Virgenes Unified Schools as a Gold Sponsor at this year’s Event. The Foundation will be making a $240,000 contribution to LVUSD from this year alone. Over the past four years, The Foundation has raised more than $1,000,000 for our local schools.

According to Event co-chair Deanna Glassberg, the funds raised will continue to support teachers and counselors.

“Your investment protects our schools, elevates the desirability of our neighborhoods, maintains our property values and provides our students with exceptional educational opportunities,” Glassberg wrote in a letter to EwingSIR.


Featured Property: 22406 La Quilla Drive, Chatsworth

Listed at: $2,570,000 by Stephen & Liz Kaseno.

Spectacular custom Mediterranean home located in the 24-hour guard gated community of Indian Falls. Ideal floor plan with a grand double door entry, soaring ceilings, abundant natural light, open flowing spaces. Home spans over 6,100 sq ft w/ 6 bed/7 bath.Huge Fam. Room w/fireplace,wet bar w/wine fridge,built-in bookcases & a wall of French Doors.The formal dining room is ideal for gracious ent. w/elegant details & large size.Expansive well appointed kitchen w/center island,granite counter tops, travertine backsplash & stainless steel appliances. Two bedroom suites on main level in addition to a large office/study. Staircase w/wrought iron railing leads upstairs where you will find four additional bedrooms one of which is the enormous Master Suite w/fireplace,sitting area,richly appointed bath w/dual closets, dual vanities, jetted tub & sep. shower.Private balconies off the bedroom & bath provide ideal place to take in Mntn. Views. Home is perfectly situated behind private gates on a park like 1 acre lot. French doors throughout the home lead onto a huge covered patio which frames a sparkling pool/spa & outdoor kitchen.Backyard is truly an oasis. Gazebo, Koi Pond,putting green,driving range & N/S Lighted full size Tennis Court. Truly everything you could want.


Calabasas Hosts Great Britain’s Special Olympics Team

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The Flame of Hope, the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, will be carried into Calabasas for a ceremony at City Hall today, July 17. Calabasas is the host city for the Great Britain team, which has traveled to compete in this year’s world games in Los Angeles. The athletes will spend three days in Calabasas leading up to the start of the games.

Today’s Torch Run will begin at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center on Park Sorrento and turn right onto Park Granada, left onto Calabasas Road in front of The Commons shopping center and finish at the Civic Center.

Calabasas Mayor Lucy Martin and Capt. Patrick Davoren of the Lost Hills Sheriff Station hosted the 11 a.m. arrival ceremony.

Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to share the honor of welcoming the Olympic athletes to Calabasas.

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See what our agents are saying on Facebook:

So happy that Ewing Sotheby’s is supporting the British Special Olympics Team. The Olympic Torch will be carried from the Calabasas Swim and Tennis Center to the Calabasas City Hall at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Guess who will be waving her Union Jack and cheering them on? :-)

Posted by Karen and Serena of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty on Thursday, 16 July 2015


Brookfield Farms, offered at $24,500,000 by Nicki & Karen

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Brookfield Farms Estate

There’s a comforting feeling about Brookfield Farms. You’ll first sense it when you pass through the privacy gates and breathe-in the clean gentle breezes filled with birdsong. You’ll feel it as you travel down the gracious driveway, past shady groves and a tranquil lake ringed by scores of century-old oak trees and bordered by acres of meticulously manicured lawns. And you’ll know it when you experience the property’s charming American Farmhouse architecture reminiscent of a much simpler place and time.It’s that all-too-rare feeling that tells you to “relax…you’re finally home”. Welcome to Brookfield Farms.

Posted by Nicki & Karen – Ewing & Associates l Sotheby's on Monday, 6 July 2015


EwingSIR Announces Entertainment & Sports Division

New Division to Serve Elite Clientele in Greater Los Angeles Area

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June 26, 2015 — CALABASAS, CALIF. — Roger Ewing is proud to introduce the Entertainment & Sports Division, a premier network of specialized agents within Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty (Ewing SIR). The Division represents decades of experience catering to the real estate needs of high-profile clientele. Utilizing our network of the most prestigious associates, in-house closing services and luxury marketing professionals, the Division will be dedicated to providing a specialized experience tailored to the unique needs of our clients in the entertainment and sports industries.

For more than a decade, Ewing SIR has been an instrumental player in high-profile communities such as Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Lake Sherwood and Hidden Valley. As respected leaders in the industry, our Entertainment & Sports Division associates possess vast knowledge and experience maintaining a positive interface with business managers and private wealth bankers, working hand in hand to protect the investments of our clients.

Ewing SIR takes pride in having a sterling reputation in the local real estate industry. The Entertainment & Sports Division of Ewing SIR is the next step in securing the firms position as the go to real estate brokerage for protecting the interests of high-profile clients. Over the years Ewing SIR has gained esteem among entertainment and sports clientele for our unrivaled service and a steadfast commitment to our clients’ privacy.

Ewing SIR provides discrete service throughout the course of every real property transaction. By including bundled services such as in-house marketing, social media, professional photography, video and remotely piloted aerial systems, we maintain top-block service while ensuring the utmost confidentiality that only trusted professionals can provide.

For more information about Ewing SIR, please visit our website at www.ewingsir.com or call Roger Ewing directly at 310.385.9009


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