Monthly Archive: August 2017

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in August 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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$12,500,000 USD | Newport, Rhode Island | Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

“Built in 2012, the six-bedroom, nearly 10,000-square-foot house is located in the Ocean Drive historic area, famous for its elaborate estates, and sits on 3.67 acres overlooking the Atlantic.”

Newport Home of Campbell Soup Heiress Asks $12.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

Southampton Compound with Three Acres Comes on the Market, Asking $25M – Curbed

Kate Walsh’s Encino House Sells for Well Over the Asking Price – Los Angeles Times

Living Large in Truly Tropical Panama City – Mansion Global

Buy Your Own Private Island in Montana – Robb Report

Incredible Tuscan Villa Can be Yours for $1.15M – Curbed

Wedged Between the Ocean and the Mountains, Rio’s Leblon Draws the City’s Elite – Mansion Global

Rhodes ‘Golden Visas’ Lure Buyers to Ancestral Home – Financial Times

Carmel Highlands: An Upscale Bohemian Spot That’ll Appeal to Whale Watchers – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Toronto – The New York Times

Cannes’s La Californie is a Leafy Area with Sea Views and Easy Access to Top-Notch Shopping and Dining – Mansion Global

10 Vineyard Homes You Can Actually Move Into – Elle Decor

Found: Oldest Known Photo of a U.S. President – The New York Times

 

Pleasanton Unified School District Ranked In Top 10 Best In State

Pleasanton Unified School District Ranked In Top 10 Best In State

As the 2017-18 school year kicks off, parents and students heading to their first day of school can see how the Pleasanton Unified School District stacks up against others in the county and state as Niche.com has released its annual rankings of best schools and school districts in the country.

The 2018 rankings released this month rank elementary, middle and high schools as well as school districts. According to Niche, the best school district in the state is the Palo Alto Unified School District. With an overall Niche grade of A+, the district received a grade of A+ in academics, teachers, clubs and activities, college prep and a C + in health and safety. In the category of diversity, Niche awarded the school district an A+.

The Pleasanton Unified School District ranked #9 in California and #1 in Alameda County. The Pleasanton District earned an overall grade of A+ from Niche, earning an A+ in academics, teachers and college prep; an B in clubs and activities; and B+ in diversity and B in health and safety.

To arrive at these rankings, Niche looked at data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as test scores, college data and ratings collected from Niche users. The methodology for each category of ranking varied. (Click here for more information on how Niche calculates its rankings.)

Niche assigns a standardized score for each factor, which is then weighted before an overall score is calculated for each school district. The overall scores are again standardized and some districts are disqualified from receiving a final letter grade if there isn’t enough data. School districts are then ranked numerically and assigned grades.

According to Niche, these are the ten best school districts in Alameda County:

  1. Pleasanton Unified School District
  2. Albany City Unified District
  3. Piedmont City Unified District
  4. Dublin Unified School District
  5. Berkeley Unified School District
  6. Alameda City Unified School District
  7. Fremont Unified School District
  8. Castro Valley Unified School District
  9. Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
  10. New Haven Unified School District

Niche’s data for its K-12 school district rankings comes from various sources including the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics and the Civil Rights Data Collection. The rankings also rely on data that is self-reported by Niche users and schools. (Click here to learn more about where Niche’s data comes from.)

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Video of the Week: The Alluring Château de Rêves in Gold Coast, Australia



Price Upon Request | Gold Coast, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

Brought to the market for the first time, Château de Rêves occupies a 3,070-square-meter, premier waterfront landholding on Sovereign Islands, with an enviable 85-meters of frontage and uninterrupted southerly views of the Gold Coast broadwater and skyline. Constructed in 2001, this home took three years to complete; it accommodates seven fully en-suited bedrooms, two studies, two kitchens, staff quarters, and multiple recreational facilities. With soaring ceilings and opulent, contemporary finishes, the multi-level design enjoys, open light-filled living spaces.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in August 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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$42,500,000 USD | Nantucket, Massachusetts | Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty

“At 18,100 square feet, the spacious compound dwarves most residences in the area… the layout is distinctly different than a traditional home; the estate is made up of 12 shingled, gabled cottages.”

This Nantucket Gem is Not Your Ordinary Beach Cottage – Robb Report

A Luxurious and Private Estate Overlooking the Tranquil Napa Valley – Mansion Global

A Feast for the Eyes: Great Homes for Foodies – Financial Times

Inside the 39-Acre Estate for Sale in Connecticut – Forbes

A Shingle-Style Beach ‘Cottage’ in the Hamptons – The New York Times

‘Baywatch’ Co-Creator Lists Malibu Home – Wall Street Journal

Super-Sized Rowhouse Maisonettes in Boston’s Back Bay – Mansion Global

20 of the Largest Homes for Sale in America – Architectural Digest

For Sale: 17 Homes Seeking $100 Million or More – Forbes

Conchas Chinas: A Beach Lover’s Paradise with Rising Property Value – Mansion Global

Sotheby’s to Auction Fux Restaurant’s Wine Cellar in HK – The Drinks Business