As a licensed realtor in California, I help my clients reach the famous “The American Dream” by encouraging them to focus on what they’re truly looking for in a home. To do so, I keep abreast of what houses are on the market to get a sense of what features my clients are looking for. In my latest search, I found three properties that I like so much that I wanted to write about them!

Silicon Valley Estate, Los Altos Hills


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As one of the wealthiest towns in the San Francisco Bay area and the country, Los Altos Hills is a major attraction for people who want to live and breathe luxury. This 8-acre estate, or should I say resort, is great for entertaining family, friends and colleagues.

The property has an indoor swimming pool, massage room and sauna. Guest suites are onsite for those who are from out of town, and they will really feel like they are staying at a resort with their own private patio and en-suite bath.

Indoor and outdoor seating areas are available for events large and small. I’ve fallen in love with the outdoor seating area with glass fire pits! You can definitely host larger events here like a product reveal for your tech company. Speaking of business, the estate also has freestanding office building on the property.

This $88 million-dollar, single-family home has five bedrooms, seven full-baths and five partial baths.

Channel Drive Contemporary, Montecito


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If the property is listed as one-of-a-kind, I’m all over it! The rare 1.13-acre gated property has an inverted floor plan to highlight the Pacific Ocean, Channel Island and Butterfly Beach views. What does an inverted floor plan mean? Well, the main living areas, such as the kitchen, living and dining rooms, are elevated to take advantage of the stunning ocean views and sea breeze.

The sprawling green lawns dotted with palm trees provide a generous number of places to relax on a chaise lounge chair. You will never have to go on vacation because this property is your vacation. Just put on your favorite bathing suit, plug in some music, pour some wine and you are literally living in paradise.

However, I have to say my favorite part about this property are the floor-to-ceiling disappearing sliding-glass doors. Take a look at the property video and you will understand what I mean — it seems like these rooms don’t have walls and you could walk directly outside! Be careful, because you just might forget there’s a door there.

This $37.5 million-dollar property has five bedrooms, six full-baths and one partial bath.

Le Belv~d~re, Los Angeles


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This property caught my eye because of the grand photos! With one look, I immediately fell for the exquisite chandeliers, the deep red, gold and brown decor, fancy seating and fireplaces — there are 14 of them!

Sitting on 2.2 acres of land with a 280-degree view of Los Angeles, this French inspired Chateau will have you looking, feeling and living like royalty. The property is walled and gated, surrounded by beautiful grounds with fountains, loggia, terraces, an infinity pool and swan pond! How rare is that?

As if the aesthetic wasn’t enough, this property comes fully equipped with a gym, spa, professional-level screening room for movie nights and commercial kitchen for hosting grand parties. This property is perfect for entertaining because it has a luxe ballroom and 5,000 bottle wine cellar.