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When I sold real estate, on a few occasions I was fortunate enough to land a “trophy property” that instantly took my career to a new level. Representing Cher in the sale of 2727 Benedict Canyon to Eddie Murphy was that kind of moment. The star had spent years working with famed architect Ted Grenzbach to create this innovative 14,000 sq. ft. Egyptian-inspired villa. In the ensuing years, I was honored to represent her in four additional transactions. It’s remarkable to learn how this property has transformed and expanded over the decades.
John Aaroe
 
Cher’s Egyptian fantasy becomes equestrian paradise

Surrounded by sweeping landscaping and stunning canyon views, an incomparable equestrian world unfolds across sixteen magnificent, gated acres. Miles of riding trails meander through old-growth woodlands, winding home to five deluxe stables and two horse rings. Where is this rustic paradise? At 2727 Benedict Canyon Drive — minutes from Rodeo Drive. It’s just been listed by Aaroe Estates Division President Aaron Kirman at $85,000,000.
The location began quite differently. In the late ‘70s, superstar Cher bought four acres here and created a sensation, building a 20-room Egyptian Revival temple with a moat and pyramid-slanted doors. Its retractable atrium roof remains. Ten years later, looking to Malibu and Aspen, she sold the home to comedian Eddie Murphy, calling on super agent John Aaroe to broker the deal. more »
 
Jacaranda blues JACARANDA BLUES

Forbes, not a magazine to gush, flat-out raved. “The jacaranda magic is back,” it swooned. “People love to say LA has no seasons, but fall and spring hit their peaks with explosive purple and blue fireworks. Other places have them, too. But only in California do jacarandas bloom twice and with such intoxicating luminescence.” True, not everyone’s a fan of the accompanying stickiness. But still… more »
LA’s Smorgasburg opens tomorrow LA’S SMORGASBURG OPENS TOMORROW

With food trucks taking on a mass life of their own, it was high time for this Brooklyn phenomenon to go west. LA’s Smorgasburg, a weekly market of carefully curated food trucks with shaded seating and plenty of parking (two hours free!), will roll into the Alameda Produce Market every Sunday. Come hungry. more »
Handy guide to LA farmers markets HANDY GUIDE TO LA FARMERS MARKETS

Of course everyone has a go-to neighborhood farmers market. But variety is good, and different markets offer must-haves you won’t find anywhere else. With this list of over a hundred year-round local markets on your smartphone — organized both by day of the week and alphabetically — planning adventurous produce runs is a breeze. more »
 
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792​ Wi​nst​on ​Ave​nue​ | ​San​ Ma​rin​o |​ $1​,99​8,0​00
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Ted Clark & Heather Lillard  more »
 
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Maggie Navarro  more »
 
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Jacob Dadon  more »
 
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Sally Forster Jones  more »
 
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Aaron Kirman  more »
 
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Steve Sanders  more »
 
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Debbie Bremner  more »
 
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Frank Gargani & Nicola Carter-Gargani  more »
 
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