Sold! Priciest Home in the Nation Sells for $100 Million

 A 25,500-square-foot home in Silicon Valley sold for $100 million, the highest price paid for a single-family home in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reports

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner is the new owner of the five-bedroom French chateau-style mansion, which features views of the San Francisco Bay, indoor and outdoor pools, a ballroom, and a wine cellar. Milner has no immediate plans to move in and has a primary residence in Moscow.

The previous most expensive residential home purchase belonged to Russian fertilizer billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, who paid $95 million in 2008 for a Palm Beach, Fla., estate owned by Donald Trump, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Milner’s supersized purchase is just another sign of the recovery occurring in the luxury real estate market: The sales volume of homes more than $1 million increased nearly 4 percent in February year-over-year, while sales of homes priced between $100,000 and $250,000 dropped nearly 8 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

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Jan. 6, 2013 Newsletter               Table of Contents
        Hello from Janis and Thea
The market statistics for December sales are now online. Once again, homes  sold, on average, over 100% of the list price in all the categories we track except for single family homes over $2M and co-ops. In fact, single family homes under $2M have been the most consistent winners for the last 22 months.

Let us start off by saying, “Thank you”, to everyone who helped make our 2012 one of the most successful years ever. We always are in awe of the loyalty people show us by referring us to their friends and associates. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Mick  and his “little brother”, Edwin went shopping for toys to donate to Toys for  Tots.  That is always one of our favorite activities in the Holiday  Season.  We are so fortunate and there are so many people that struggle  just to have the basic necessities much less extra money for toys for their  children.  I remember how excited I would be as a child just to have a new  toy under the tree.  We want to give that joy to other children at  Christmas.

We’d also like to give a shout out to Christy Curtis, a Coldwell Banker Realtor in Truckee. Thanks to her generosity we were able to get Mick a great deal on skiing at Alpine Meadows. She offers a ski pass to  clients and referral agents.

REMEMBER… If you are MOVING or KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS, we have GREAT AGENTS to whom we can refer with   confidence! If you or someone you know needs to buy or sell property somewhere else in   the country, keep us in mind. In return for the lead, we’ll give you a chance to   win our Rewards contest for a weekend in Tahoe. And you agents out there across the country who are receiving this newsletter, you are on our referral list for your area! _____________________________________________________         Special Rates on Vacation Rentals

Tahoe Marina LodgeANYTIME is the perfect time for visiting Lake Tahoe. Our Lake  View condo — a lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium available  for rent in Tahoe City at Tahoe Marina Lodge,  a lake front complex, is in Tahoe City and great for water activities or  hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter.  Our unit has panoramic lake and mountain views yet is within  walking distance to shops and restaurants. Tahoe is an excellent place to get  away from the fast pace of city life and enjoy nature. This is the condominium  we use for our Rewards for RE-ferrals.


From our Friends, Family and Clients

Click here for an expanded view! A special “Thank You” goes out to Christy Curtis, the Coldwell Banker Realtor whose team serves the Lake Tahoe area. She offers special ski deals for referral agents and clients. E-mail is and we will put you in touch with her.

Thanks to her Mick got special rates on lift tickets for Alpine Meadows. As for me, my skiing days are over.

Here is Mick at the top of the Lake View chair. With 5 days of skiing under his belt, he became a believer in Epsom Salts!

– Janis Stone


Interest Rates
Our trusted advisor, Michael Divita is eager to help you with your mortgage needs. He publishes a weekly mortgage report on our blog.

With   all the turmoil in the stock and bond markets, mortgage rates change day to day! However,   interest rates have been very low for a long time. Now might be the time to take   advantage of them!

Sales Activity
STILL AVAILABLE Russian Hill Co-op
Lower Pacific Heights Home - 1703 Gough - $2,695,000
Spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz & North Bay VIEWS from this     10th floor 2 bedroom, 1 bath cooperative apartment.   The open floor   plan   allows you to enjoy views from almost any room   and a slate   terrace is   accessible from the living room & master   bedroom.   Fabulous City   views are seen from the guest bedroom,   breakfast area   & remodeled   kitchen. There is 1 car parking &   storage. The   co-op is being sold fully   furnished so you can move in   immediately!   The HOA fees include all   utilities. The Fontana East is a   full   service cooperative building with   doorman service, guest   parking.   Great location near Ghirardelli, Aquatic   Park great   restaurants,   shopping and transportation. Perfect front row   seats for   the   upcoming America’s Cup. Listed at $1,195,000
SALE PENDING Lower Pacific Heights Home
Lower Pacific Heights Home - 1703 Gough - $2,695,000
Elegant Victorian on an extra wide lot (30’x110)with high ceilings, hardwood   floors, lovely details & moldings & 3 fireplaces. Grand scale living   room has a gas fireplace & adjacent office and opens to the formal dining   room. The sunny, remodeled chef’s kitchen with breakfast area has honed granite   counter tops, 6 burner gas range & stainless steel appliances. The adjacent   family room has a bar & pantry and full bath. Huge French doors lead to a   sheltered deck with gas fireplace and a protected garden/play area. A curved   staircase with original wainscoting leads to upper level which has 4 bedrooms   each with its own remodeled en-suite bath. There is a washer & dryer on   this level as well as another one in the 2 car garage. Listed at $2,695,000
SOLD North Beach  Condo
North Beach Condo - 520 Chestnut #205 - $849,000
Top floor, light filled 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, contemporary view condo on 2 levels   in the heart of North Beach. Constructed in 2007 this condo has custom finishes   including concrete flooring with radiant heat, skylights, gas fireplace with marble   surround & floor to ceiling windows. The open floor plan provides views of   Coit Tower & the City from the living/dining room & kitchen with an   attached deck. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, Corian &   marble counters & designer cabinetry. The lower level has the 2 bedrooms   with ensuite baths & both have access to the large tiled terrace with a custom   hot tub, in unit laundry, storage and 1 car parking. Walkscore of 98! Listed at $849,000 sold for $892,000
SOLD Mission Bay Condo
Mission Bay Condo - 625 China Basin #629 - $1,029,000
The Madrone is a new complex  located close to Pac Bell Park and features a full service building. This sunny 2 bdrm/2 bath residence has a very large private  patio and views of the Ball Park, Bay Bridge, City and Bay. The finishes are  exceptional with custom oak flooring, Domas & Domas cabinetry &  Caesarstone countertops. The living experience is 5 star with amenities that  include a 24/7 front desk, outdoor pool, a BBQ area directly off the pool &  club room, theater, state of the art fitness center, spa center with both a  sauna & steam room, a meeting room, business center. Madrone is centrally  located in Mission Bay and walking distance to A.T&T Park, shopping &  local hot spots. Listed and sold for $1,029,000
See you next month!
Janis Stone DRE# 00517072 Thea Miller DRE# 01382829

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New Presidio Heights Edwardian Condo Listing – Coming Soon

212 Arguello Blvd

San Francisco, CA 94118

(not on he market yet)



Elegantly appointed spacious Edwardian condo, located in  three unit building in Prime Presidio Heights.  Approximately 2200 square feet, with 5 bedrooms, 2 remodeled baths, one en-suite. Chef’s remodeled eat in kitchen, features stainless steel appliances and a gas range. Living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room with box beam ceiling and a fireplace, hardwood floors, laundry room, 1 car parking and storage.

First showing is the open house this Sunday  JUNE 9th 2:00-4:00.

We do not have photos yet as it is being painted, staged and made ready for marketing.  The photos should be done by Saturday.

We hope to see you on Sunday between 2-4.

Please contact us for more info or to set up a private showing.



Thea & Janis

415-229-1218 Direct

415-336-6019 Cell

1999 Broadway Preview

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1999 Broadway Unit 62 Open Sunday, 3/23 from 2-4pm

Pacific Heights 
Beautiful Half Floor Condo
1999 Broadway Unit 62, San Francisco
Showing Schedule:
•Sunday, March 23rd 2:00-4:00
•Tuesday Tour, March 25th 10:30-12:00
•Wednesday, March 26th Offers due by 5:00


Classic, traditional half floor condominium featuring a large entrance foyer leading to a gracious living room with barrel ceiling and wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, charming breakfast room off the updated kitchen with gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher and disposal. There are hardwood floors in the entry, living and dining rooms and period detailing throughout. The two larger bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the third bedroom has an adjoining half bath. There is 2 car tandem parking with generous storage in the garage along with a separate storage room.

Offered at $1,795,000
Janis Stone and Thea Miller
866.224.8024 / 415.229.1218
CalBRE# 00517072
CalBRE# 01382829
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2020 Jackson

The Hellman Mansion Officially Hits The Market Listed For $20 Million

2020 Jackson

Plugged-in people knew it was coming and even got a brief peek inside, and now 2020 Jackson (a.k.a. The Hellman Mansion) has officially hit the market listed for $20,000,000 having been purchased for $22,500,000 in 2004 according to Propertyshark.

2020 Jackson Entry

UPDATE: While Propertyshark states $22,500,000, tax records and a plugged-in source involved with the sale say the 2004 sale price was actually $15,000,000.

∙ Listing: 2020 Jackson Street (7/7.5) 11,500 sqft – $20,000,000 [MLS]

For more details please contact Thea Miller or Michael DiVita.

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