Significant Sale Spotlight

December, 3, 2020

This extraordinary custom Ruby Hill home was a record-setting sale in Pleasanton, California. Listed by Venture Sotheby’s International Realty agent, Stephany Jenkins. This home was built by John Clawson and is situated on an expansive lot, with the finest materials, finishes, and quality craftsmanship used throughout.

Stunning spiral staircase entryway.

In Stephany’s words, “the sellers had custom-built the home just over ten years ago, and they were very meticulous about maintaining it. Each room was handcrafted and customized down to the bedding. The home itself is 10,200 sq ft, but it also has an attic that is about 2,000 additional square feet. The layout was so well done that it did not feel too large, and each room served a purpose that would be used”.

Meticulously customized throughout.

“The sellers were absolutely wonderful to work with and spent a good amount of time showing me how to use the features in the home. For showings, we wanted to showcase the style of the home, so the staging was minimal. We mostly just removed some personal items and replaced them with some neutral accessories. It was always fun to see the reactions of people viewing the home when they saw the views along with the fact that it has an elevator, movie theatre, and game room, to name a few.”

Entertainer’s backyard with covered patio.

This stunning estate received multiple offers. Even after entering escrow, some remorseful buyers that did not write an offer reached out, hoping for an opportunity to purchase the home. When asked about the continued interest, Stephany remarked, “it’s definitely one of those homes that you can’t stop thinking about. I feel incredibly honored that I was selected to sell it. It truly is one of a kind!” 

Including a pool, hot tub, gas fire pit, expansive lawn area, and more.

Stephany Jenkins | 925.989.3318 |

3 Luxury Real Estate Properties You Have To See

September, 4, 2013

32-1056 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, North Hilo

32-1056 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, North Hilo
32-1056 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, North Hilo

What do the words privacy, extraordinary, and estate have in common?  They’re all terms we associate with the words, “luxury real estate.”  Whether you’re interested in purchasing a home on its own island or one with a private black sand beach you’re looking for a place that offers seclusion, astonishing architecture, and amenities you’d only find included with a luxury estate.

What type of amenities?  I’m glad you asked.  Let’s start with a rooftop deck built to accommodate a helicopter landing on it.

32-1056 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, in North Hilo, is an exceptional estate situated on a bluff overlooking the ocean.  This 5 bedroom/ 7 bath masterpiece has four stories and an elevator to navigate the many floors.  The entrance can be found on the second level where you’ll be greeted by views of a waterfall and the Pacific.  Stroll through the grand living room to the chef’s kitchen and up to the third floor where you’ll find two master suits with spa tubes and covered lanais.  The floors are oyster quartzite and travertine while the counters are made of blue Labrador granite. Outside you’ll find an Olympic size swimming pool, private golf course, basketball court with stadium seating for 450, and a spot to park your helicopter.  Sitting on 8 oceanfront acres, just seeing this estate is a luxurious experience.

Puakea Bay Ranch, North Kohala
Puakea Bay Ranch, North Kohala

In the Hamakua area, at 48-5484 Kukuihaele Rd, we have a lovely property situated on a 600 foot bluff above Waipio Bay overlooking the sacred Valley of the Kings.  This custom-built home offers incredible views and privacy you’ll only find on 6 secluded acres of oceanfront property.   Designed with a contemporary-plantation-style in mind, this estate has high ceilings, beautiful coconut and mango cabinetry, and elegant floors.  The grounds have been lushly landscaped with a tropical fruit orchard which includes mango, lilikoi, lime, fig, breadfruit, papaya, among others.  If you want to live in a stunning luxury estate in a serene setting, this is the home for you.

Across the island, in North Kohala, you’ll find a spectacular estate called the Hale O’ Kohola (Home of the Whale) because during the winter humpback wales can be seen frolicking in the ocean below the property.  This 9 bedroom / 10.5 bath home sits on 25 acres of lush tropical grounds sprawling with gorgeous indigenous plants and trees. The master suite includes an exercise room with dry and steam saunas, his and her bathrooms, walk in closets, as well as its own private lanai.  Did I mention the wine cellar?  You’ll find it difficult not to feel relaxed as you sit on your Italian tiled 1000 square foot lanai sipping chardonnay from your own wine cellar.

If you’d like more information about these luxury real estate properties or our other listings, please get in touch with us at MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.