Trophy Properties: Carpinteria, Ventura, Brentwood, Deepwater

Sumptuous and sleek, these are some of the most sought-after properties on the real estate market today.

By Chloe Ball and Alexandra Ingersoll

$32.5 Million


 Three thousand square feet of exotic hardwood deck space provide ravishing panoramic views of the ocean, islands, mountains, and the Santa Barbara coastline.

An oceanfront gem designed by Andy Neumann, this Cape Cod-meets-California contemporary estate along the exclusively secured Sand Point Road boasts a plethora of amenities for an ethereal coastal lifestyle. Completed for its current residents in 2003, the home spans 190 feet of waterfront on a 2.2-acre spread, perched between the breathtaking Pacific Ocean and Carpinteria Salt Marsh Preserve.

The home’s exterior features bleached cedar shingles interplaying with white doors, trim, and trellises, fusing harmoniously with the landscaping of beach grass, sand dunes, and olive trees. The elegant interior encompasses white tongue-and-groove plank ceilings, exposed beams, and trusses, contrasting eloquently with the dark Santos mahogany wood flooring. The interior and exterior combine to create sheer architectural radiance, with full floor-to-ceiling windows in the grand living room emanating light throughout the spectacular structure.

With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two half bathrooms located throughout the main house and detached guesthouse, 591 Sand Point Road is the ultimate in oceanfront living. Additional amenities include three lavish fireplaces, two garages, fitness room, kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, and home theater with state-of-the-art projection equipment. Three thousand square feet of exotic hardwood deck space provide ravishing panoramic views of the ocean, islands, mountains, and the Santa Barbara coastline.

Price: $32,500,000
Location: Carpinteria, CA
Realtor: Fred Bradley
Phone: 805.695.8541
Realty: Sotheby’s International Realty

$24.9 Million


Positioned in the distinguished Lake Sherwood Country Club Estates, this timeless neo Georgian manor elegantly blends classic sophistication with progressive modern amenities. Designed by the venerated architect Richard Landry, this elegant home sits atop a secluded promontory; throughout the estate, panoramic vistas of championship golf courses and the Lake Sherwood community are visible, set to a dramatic backdrop-the Santa Monica Mountains.

The finest materials and most remarkable craftsmanship were used to create this noteworthy home. Interior rooms include a formal receiving parlor, living and dining rooms, game room, gourmet kitchen, paneled study, comfortable family room, and state-of-the-art screening room. All eight secondary bedrooms are generous in size and the opulent master bedroom suite affords panoramic views of romantic Lake Sherwood. The chef’s kitchen is ideal for entertaining, preparing lavish feasts, or enjoying a quiet meal with the family.

All 12,713 square feet of this elaborate and stunning structure exude genuine quality and luxury. Registered bricks, crown moldings, wood and onyx fireplaces, and walnut wood floors emanate superior lavishness and an attention to detail that is unsurpassed.

On the estate’s grounds, more than seven acres offer huge outdoor verandas, a guesthouse, freestanding fitness facility, swimming pool and spa, championship tennis court, separate servant quarters, circular motor court, and pristine manicured gardens and lawns. From every standpoint on the property, gorgeous scenes abound. Living here, one is surely surrounded by beauty.

Price: $24,900,000
Location: Ventura, CA
Realtor: F.Ron Smith
Phone: 310.481.4373
Realty: Sotheby’s International Realty

$65 Million


True connoisseurs of luxury will appreciate the exquisite detailing of this glamorous Los Angeles home. The western-influenced ranch-style home, replete with stables, office complex, championship tennis court, and guest cottages will have you coveting every square inch of this palatial property.

The expansive world-class piece of real estate offers tremendous value opportunities as an ultra-luxury estate, a legendary ranch estate, or a prime site for a multi-estate, ultra-luxurious development. With unparalleled outdoor space, seclusion, and serenity, this home is the hallmark of opulent living.

Set on 112 acres, this exclusive Brentwood home is the visionary work of renowned architect Robert Byrd. Balancing grandeur with intimacy, the home boasts mountainous and canyon views and comes fully equipped with all the amenities conducive to spectacular living: hardwood flooring, home theater, pool with pool house, spa and hot tub facilities, fitness room, music room, wine room, wet bar, game room, and media room. The sprawling wooded grounds also boast an outdoor entertainment area and sweeping lawn, all located in close proximity to shopping, parks, schools, and the Pacific Ocean.

With sweeping million dollar views, this retreat is a spectacular Brentwood property with elegantly understated attention to detail.

Price: $65,000,000
Location: Brentwood, CA
Realtor: Julie Greener / Joyce Rey / Kimberly Grant
Phone: 805.895.4616 / 310.285.7529 / 310.571.1359
Realty: Sotheby’s International Realty / Coldwell Banker
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$25 Million


Let us paint the perfect picture: year-round sunshine, salty air, breathtaking sunsets, and stunning ocean views. As the only Bermudian home designed by internationally respected JF Brennan and influenced by the work of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, Deepwater is truly a work of art.

The spacious property is situated directly on the waterfront and offers bocce and tennis courts on the premises as well as scenic gardens, a magnificent infinity edged horizon pool, generously roofed patios and terraces, and multiple water views over peaceful Harrington Sound.

Every detail of the home has been designed, built, styled, and maintained with extraordinary workmanship and care. Balancing grandeur with intimacy, this private 2.7-acre estate offers a grand main house with four bedrooms, six bathrooms, striking reception foyers with cypress ceilings, and an elevator for easy access. The great room is finished with Jerusalem stone flooring, a custom detailed Texas limestone fireplace, and 20-plus-foot ceiling while the elegant dining room boasts hand-painted vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling palladium doors. Other main highlights within the estate include a chef’s dream kitchen, versatile media and office, a wine room, and a spectacular mini-rainforest, aquarium, and exotic bird aviary.

Guests may retire for the evening to one of the private bedroom suites. The first serene guest area offers doors to the pool deck and a bathroom with private outdoor shower. The stunning Moroccan-themed suite is next on the list, with magnificent hand-carved ceilings imported from India. The third lovely guest space offers French doors leading to a balcony overlooking the rotunda and entryway gates. A separate cottage offers three additional guest suites and staff accommodations.

Price: $25,000,000
Location: Smith’s Parish, Bermuda
Realtor: Margaret Young
Phone: 441.299.1514
Realty: Rego/Sotheby’s International Realty