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


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


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 or call Roger Ewing directly at 310.385.9009

Tips for drought-resistant landscaping this summer

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It’s no secret California is in the midst of a serious drought. Learn how to do your part with these tips.

As Californians do their part to save water in the midst of drought, many residents of Calabasas and surrounding areas have let their lawns go brown — but there are a multitude of native plants that thrive in arid conditions. Read More

May 2015 shows upswing in home sales

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Real estate market en route to normalcy, analysts say

May 2015 demonstrated continued market recovery as the number of home sales for the Southern California area increased from the previous May, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Daily News. It was also the first month within the last 12 that has seen an uptick from the previous year’s home sales. Although average monthly home sales have decreased compared to 2014, May 2015’s growth has shown the housing market is slowly climbing back to normalcy, according to CoreLogic — a company that conducts research and analysis on market trends. CoreLogic also says the demand for housing will increase as news jobs are created.

Luxury condo tower planned for DTLA

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A Chinese investor has unveiled plans to build a new luxury residential tower in Downtown Los Angeles

Amid scarcity of downtown residences, a Chinese real estate developer has announced plans to construct a $100-million luxury high rise near Staples Center,the Los Angeles Times reports. The city’s Planning Commission heard the proposal for the new construction on May 21. The 37 story tower is planned for the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and 12th Street. It would comprise 127 units for sale.

Units will be priced starting at $600,000 and go up to $4 million, or about $1,000 per square foot. The pricing remains competitive compared to markets such as San Francisco, where prices hover around $1,250 per square foot.

Real estate marketing firm Mark Co. projects that demand for downtown residences will remain high.

Producer Jim Wilson’s ‘Avalon Ranch’ sells for $13.99 million


‘Dances With Wolves’ producer’s 190-acre Calabasas ranch sold by Dana Olmes & Jeff Biebuyck

The Los Angeles Times reports the sale of the impressive Calabasas ranch estate, listed by Dana Olmes and Jeff Biebuyck of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. Wilson even stepped in and directed the property’s video tour (below).

The Los Angeles Times reports:

“Inside the red front door, massive stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings, slate floors, French doors, built-in bookcases and wraparound porches are among the architectural details. A country-style kitchen, six bedrooms and four bathrooms are within the 7,500 square feet of living space.

There are two guesthouses, a 16-stall horse barn with a tack room, a tennis court with viewing pavilion, and a dark-bottom swimming pool with spa and pavilion.

The grounds include a duck pond, corrals, a one-acre horse pasture, a rose garden, a seasonal stream, and citrus and apple orchards. Views take in the surrounding mountains.”

LA Times features idyllic Hidden Valley estate


Los Angeles Times features 1464 Hidden Valley Road, offered at $24.5 million by Nicki Laporta & Karen Crystal of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

We are pleased to present the Los Angeles Times Home of the Day. The 60+ acre ranch, also known as Brookfield Farms, possesses a rich sense of history, tradition and nature.

“Mature trees, white picket fencing and a private fishing pond set the stage for this picturesque setting in the wealthy Hidden Valley area of Thousand Oaks. Reached by a winding drive, the estate known as Brookfield Farms centers on a traditional-style home with dormer windows and a wide wrap-around porch. An equestrian complex, riding pastures, zip lines, organic gardens and a pool make up the 60-acre grounds,” Los Angeles Times said of the property.

Roger’s Thought of the Day: May 11, 2015


For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been NO for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

— Steve Jobs

EwingSIR attends opening of Rome Sotheby’s International Realty

(From left) Tomer Fridman, Orna Gotslack, Olivier Beumer, Isidora Fridman and Roger Ewing.

EwingSIR welcomes Rome Sotheby’s International Realty

Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty Broker/Owner Roger Ewing joined EwingSIR estate agents Tomer & Isidora Fridman in Rome, Italy for the grand opening event of Rome Sotheby’s International Realty. The event, hosted by Rome Sotheby’s International Realty, was on April 28 at the magnificent Villa Aurelia in Rome. The reception featured a display of Magnificent & Noble Jewels, to be auctioned in May by Sotheby’s Geneve.

Happy birthday, Roger Ewing!

Happy birthday to our fearless leader, Broker/Owner of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty Roger Ewing.


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