Sotheby’s At Auction | 1956 Aston Martin

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Labeled the most important Aston Martin ever produced, the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 went to auction for the RM Sotheby’s Flagship Monterey sale during Pebble Beach Motoring Week. The 1956 DBR1, chassis 1 is known as the first iteration of the most important Aston Martin ever built, selling for $22,550,000.

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The legendary race car previously competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring, and the Nürburgring 1000 KM, where it took first place in 1959. The DBR1/1 premiered to Monterey as the first example ever offered at public auction, breaking the current record for the most valuable British car ever sold.

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Sotheby’s At Auction | Pink Star Diamond

Sotheby’s made history with a new world auction record for any diamond or jewel sold, with the Pink Star diamond. The 59.60-carat oval mixed cut fancy vivid pink internally flawless diamond, sold for $71.2 million US Dollars in Hong Kong to jeweler, Chow Tai Fook, with a winning telephone bid, who later changed the name to the CTF Pink Star.

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The CTF Pink Star is the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has ever graded and received the highest color and clarity grades for pink diamonds. The original 132.5-carat rough diamond took two years to cut and polish and is now known as one of the world’s greatest natural treasures.

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Sotheby’s At Auction | Bowie Collector

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David Bowie, one of the most recognizable artists in the world, a legendary performer, actor, icon and passionate art collector with a deep connection to modern and contemporary art. Sotheby’s London presented for the first time, Bowie/Collector, a three-part auction encompassing over 400 artworks from David Bowie’s personal collection.

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The Bowie/Collector sale features 350 works of art including many distinguished British artists of the 20th century to Contemporary African art, Italian art pieces and more. Part I and II of the Bowie Collection will feature modern and contemporary art, while part III will feature Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group.

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David Bowie’s incredible collection of Modern & Post-War British Art covered the entirety of the 20th century, giving a glimpse into the the extraordinary mind of David Bowie.

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2542 Appaloosa Ct Walnut Creek CA 94596

Sought After Location at 2542 Appaloosa Court Walnut Creek CA 94596

2542 Appaloosa Court Walnut Creek CA, sought after location within Livorna Estates. Spacious four bedroom, two bath with pool, located on a cul-de-sac. Tastefully updated throughout, including a beautifully remodeled granite kitchen, new flooring throughout, crown molding in master, interior paint and new interior doors. Sparkling pool is ready to enjoy for the summer. Large .24 acre lot with views and privacy. Award winning schools.

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2542 Appaloosa Ct Walnut Creek CA 94596
4 bedrooms, 2 baths

Presented by Greg Pope

11 William Ave Larkspur CA 94939

Chic Contemporary in Downtown Larkspur at 11 William Avenue Larkspur CA 94939

Chic architectural masterpiece with luxury features located in Larkspur’s hottest neighborhood, close to the restaurants and shops of charming downtown, hiking/biking trails and the best weather in Marin.

Designed by renowned architect Ken Linsteadt, this shingled residence is located just two blocks from Downtown Larkspur. This 2005 architectural masterpiece captures the best of easy living and luxury. Boasting an extremely flexible floor plan of 4/5 bedrooms, there are designer finishes at every turn. The home has perfect indoor/outdoor flow, a chef’s kitchen with high end appliances and large island, a detached garage, and location, location, location!

An open kitchen/dining/family room seamlessly opens to the backyard with stone patio with pergola and built-in BBQ area. There is a huge lush lawn for play. The intimate formal living room opens to a balcony, and there is an en-suite bedroom for guests on this main level as well as a small office and generous laundry room.

Upstairs, you will find a gorgeous master suite with dressing room and luxurious master bath. An en-suite bedroom with built in bunk-style beds and a bonus area perfect for a nursery or upstairs study complete this level.

Downstairs, you will discover a generous family room that is currently being used as a movie theater and a very large office/bedroom or playroom. There is a guest bedroom with double closets, a full bathroom with utility sink, a gym, and a wine storage room.

Located near Larkspur’s popular bike path, hiking trails, and restaurants, 11 William Avenue Larkspur CA is in a class of its own.

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11 William Ave Larkspur CA 94939
4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths

Presented by Susan Hewitt & CJ Nakagawa

1503 Huston Rd Lafayette CA 94549

Charming Single Story in Lafayette at 1503 Huston Road Lafayette CA 94549

1503 Huston Road Lafayette CA, wonderful single story home in Lafayette on a big lot. Charming “country” feeling to the neighborhood. Newly installed beautiful hardwood floors. Great curb appeal. Large private backyard: 1/3 acre with privacy and fruit trees. Open concept floor plan – kitchen flows to inviting family room with lighted coffered ceilings, fireplace and sliding doors to the backyard. The formal living room has a fireplace and large picture window. Solar panels provide huge savings in electric bills.

Come home to Lafayette! This neighborhood is centrally located yet has a charming rural atmosphere.

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1503 Huston Rd Lafayette CA 94549
5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Presented by Lauren Holloway

2320 Bryant St Palo Alto CA 94301

2320 Bryant Street Palo Alto CA 94301

2320 Bryant Street Palo Alto CA, sophisticated and elegant remodeled 5 bedroom home in the desirable Old Palo Alto neighborhood of Palo Alto. Large open living spaces that spill out to the beautifully landscaped back yard are perfect for entertaining or everyday living. Gorgeous kitchen with large center island is open to the family room. Well planned layout with four bedrooms and a laundry room upstairs and one bedroom and full bathroom on the first floor. The large master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, stunning remodeled bathroom and organized walk-in closet is truly a retreat. Professionally landscaped yard complete with outdoor kitchen. Close to downtown, Stanford and the California Avenue shopping district. Highly rated public schools and centrally located for Silicon Valley commuters.

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2320 Bryant St Palo Alto CA 94301
5 bedrooms, 3 baths

Presented by Susan Tanner

83 Maddux Ave San Francisco CA 94124

Pride Of Ownership at 83 Maddux Avenue San Francisco CA 94124

83 Maddux Avenue San Francisco CA located in Silver Terrace this three bedroom, two bath home has numerous skylights, gleaming hardwood floors, sculpted fireplace, generous interior family room, general laundry area with hookups and utility sink, over-sized garage with extra storage. Multi-level, quaint rear yard for gardening or just to relax.

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83 Maddux Ave San Francisco CA 94124
3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Presented by Donnaluci Williams

168 Pebble Pl San Ramon CA 94583

A Rare Find In Sunrise Place at 168 Pebble Place San Ramon CA 94583

Don’t miss this beautiful home in desired Sunrise Place with an awesome attached in-law unit with separate entrance. 168 Pebble Place San Ramon CA one bedroom, one bath with kitchenette and living room area. Perfect for in-law, college student, Au pair or rental income.

The elegant main home features a spacious, inviting living room with marble accented fireplace and family room that is accentuated by beautiful stonework which surrounds your fireplace. Cook up a fabulous meal in your gorgeous kitchen while taking in the stunning views of the Las Trampas hills. The kitchen features granite counters with lovely tile backsplash, a gas range with warming rack and hood and stainless steel appliances. Newly updated bathrooms, new carpet, crown molding, recessed lighting and plantation shutters throughout. Beautiful dual pane windows. Soak up the views from your spacious master bathroom suite. Fantastic location – home has no rear neighbors and is a short walk to the Iron Horse Trail and award-winning schools.

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168 Pebble Pl San Ramon CA 94583
4 bedrooms, 4 baths

Presented by Norm Stanley & Amy Stanley

1124 Merlin Ct Alamo CA 94507

Bryan Ranch Beauty at 1124 Merlin Court Alamo CA 94507

1124 Merlin Court Alamo CA beautifully remodeled single story home in the prestigious Bryan Ranch neighborhood. Boasting a gourmet kitchen with Thermador gas range, Dacor double ovens, warming drawer, prep sink and pantry. Master features expanded closet space and direct access to pool and spa. Expansive stone bathrooms each with separate shower and bath. Glistening natural oak floors detailed with dark walnut border, handcrafted molding throughout, high ceilings and five skylights. New landscaping and irrigation system just completed to enhance existing landscaping, generous areas available for planting gardens, pool and spa with views of surrounding hills. This home exudes quality and care.

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1124 Merlin Ct Alamo CA 94507
4 bedrooms, 2 baths

Presented by Cynthia Teplin