Gated Tuscan Villa in Amestoy Estates

By Carol Wolfe

Quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail are the words that spring to mind in this spectacular new two story Tuscan Villa in Amestoy Estates.  1OtseA stone paved circular drive leads the way to this stunning property which is set back from the street and rests on a half acre of impressive park like grounds.

The two story foyer delivers a dramatic curved wrought iron staircase and beautiful travertine flooring all lit by wrought iron chandeliers and clerestory windows against a beautiful domed ceiling.

There are 6 En-suite Bedrooms, including maid’s quarters and 6.5 Bathrooms.3Ots The main level boasts a home theater, banquet sized formal dining room, hardwood floors edged with stone, and wood beamed ceilings. The step down living room features travertine floors with a border of mosaic tiles, vaulted ceilings and a spectacular cast stone fireplace. The Cook’s kitchen delights with granite counter tops, a center island with marble top and top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf 6 burner range and a glass front SubZero refrigerator. Completing the main level is a family room with a granite wet bar and another cast stone fireplace.

50 OtsThe second level features four spacious en-suite bedrooms as well as a divinely luxurious master suite complete with retreat area, stone fireplace, wet bar and balcony. The master bath boasts a spa tub, dressing table, oversized shower with curved glass and multiple shower heads.  Additionally there is an upstairs open landing ideal for studying with built-in bookcases and a desk.

This home also features dual staircases, a temperature controlled wine cellar, an indoor and outdoor speaker system with room controls, custom lighting throughout, crown moldings, four zone HVAC, a security system and a three car garage.

To view this divine property or other homes of distinction in the Encino area please contact me.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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Gated Tuscan Villa in Amestoy Estates

Quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail are the words that spring to mind in this spectacular new two story Tuscan Villa in Amestoy Estates.  1otseA stone paved circular drive leads the way to this stunning property which is set back from the street and rests on a half acre of impressive park like grounds.

The two story foyer delivers a dramatic curved wrought iron staircase and beautiful travertine flooring all lit by wrought iron chandeliers and clerestory windows against a beautiful domed ceiling.

There are 6 En-suite Bedrooms, including maid’s quarters and 6.5 Bathrooms. The main level boasts a home theater, banquet sized formal dining room, hardwood floors edged with stone, and wood beamed ceilings. The step down living room features travertine floors with a border of mosaic tiles, vaulted ceilings and a spectacular cast stone fireplace. 50-otsThe Cook’s kitchen delights with granite counter tops, a center island with marble top and top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf 6 burner range and a glass front SubZero refrigerator. Completing the main level is a family room with a granite wet bar and another cast stone fireplace.

The second level features four spacious en-suite bedrooms as well as a divinely luxurious master suite complete with retreat area, stone fireplace, wet bar and balcony. The master bath boasts a spa tub, dressing table, oversized shower with curved glass and multiple shower heads.  Additionally there is an upstairs open landing ideal for studying with built-in bookcases and a desk.

This home also features dual staircases, a temperature controlled wine cellar, an indoor and outdoor speaker system with room controls, custom lighting throughout, crown moldings, four zone HVAC, a security system and a three car garage.

To view more photos visite www.otsegoestate.com. To view this divine property or other homes of distinction in the Encino area please contact me.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Privacy and Luxury in Amestoy Estates.

If you are looking for luxurious seclusion close proximity exterior-genestto shopping and events this is a home you won’t want to miss.   This divine single story estate in the exclusive Amestoy estates is both walled and gated.  This spacious home features not one, but two separate guest houses on its grounds!

The main house features high vaulted, beamed stenciled ceilings and tile floors, custom tiled fireplaces, and a chef’s kitchen with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances.

Four spacious bedrooms including a tremendous master suite as well as living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and three baths complete the open floor plan.  pool-geneMost of the rooms boast French doors that open onto the lush grounds.

The property features verdant lawns, patio, barbecue, dog run, citrus trees and a fenced pool.  For more photos visit www.genestaestate.com. To view this exciting property please contact me. I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

California Spring

I spoke to an old friend who lives back East the other day.  She detailed the trials and tribulations of snow, ice, salt, mud, cold temperatures and generally ick the rest of the country are flower-garden1experiencing.  She asked about the weather here. Of course I told her about the intense rain, but I couldn’t help mentioning the flowers that are blooming everywhere you look.

Early Spring in Southern California, otherwise known as the worst of Winter everywhere else, is a sight to behold.  The strawberry crop is in. The night air is ripe with the scent of orange blossoms and jasmine. The hills are so green it looks like Ireland. 

For those who are still struggling through Winter I offer my condolences and my services.  Relocating to Los Angeles is simple if you are working with the right Realtor.  I am Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Just Listed: Amestoy Estates Encino

If perfection is what you seek, you won’t want to miss this fabulous Mediterranean Villa in the heart of the exclusive Amestoy Estates.  This estate shines11 as an example of immaculate taste and attention to detail.  From the circular drive that showcases the superlative stone accented exterior to six exquisite en suite bedrooms this home has it all.  The chef’s kitchen boasts a commercial Wolf range, a Miele dishwasher and the latest Pro-48 Sub Zero with glass doors.  The master suite features a stone fireplace, walk in closet with spa tub and separate shower. 

The rear grounds delight with a fenced pebble – tech pool, complete with pool house and children’s play 41area.  This home shouts value from top to bottom and is full of luxurious upgrades.  Offered at $2,450,000 this 5,670 sq. ft home will not be on the market long.  Contact me to view this exquisite home.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

by Carol Wolfe

We are all aware that the housing market has changed significantly in the last two years.  But the fact remains that homes are still being bought and sold.  If you are trying to sell your home or are interested in listing it there are a few things that you should know that can help you to sell your home quickly and for the right price.

  1. Get an Expert – This may sound a little simplistic but you would be surprised at how many people will list their home with a friend or a relative who is just starting out in the business of real estate.  Two years ago, selling a home was easy; in today’s market you need an expert.  Make sure that it is a realtor who has a proven track record in today’s market. 
  2. Make sure that your expert has a specific marketing plan for your home that utilizes the internet.  Every home I sell has its own website and the URL address is listed prominently on every aspect of the marketing.  We now know that approximately 80% of people buying a home will begin their search on the internet.  Having a strong web presence with beautiful pictures is an absolute necessity in today’s market.
  3. Make sure that the real estate expert you choose has access to top notch stagers.  While it is no longer advisable to do expensive renovations before attempting to sell your home, it is advisable to hire the services of a reputable stager.  A stager can come in and make a few small changes which can make the difference of how quickly your home sells.  I recently sold a home that had been languishing on the market for several months under the direction of another realtor.  When I took over the listing we had a stager come in to work her magic and the house sold within 3 weeks. 

For all of these reasons it is important to provide yourself with the best possible professional services when selling your home.  Your time is valuable; don’t waste it working with anything less than the best. 

I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Nobody Does It Better

by Carol Wolfe

A long time ago I learned that anything worth doing is worth doing well.  While I am sure that some people might laugh at the idea, I find that my clients prize my work ethic and my attention to detail.

Buying or selling a home is such an important time in anyone’s life.  You’re full of hopes, anxieties, expectations and plans.  Working with the right professional can make this time special, not stressful.

When people talk about the current market in negative terms I am always a little amazed.  This last year has been a record year for me in a distinguished and long real estate career.  The truth of the matter is that in economic upswing periods, almost anyone can sell a home.  In other markets, like the current one, you need a seasoned professional.  My name is Carol Wolfe and I am that seasoned professional.  If you want to sell your home, if you want to buy a home, treat yourself to my real estate services.  Nobody does it better.