A few months ago, we ran a fun contest on Facebook to give away a weekend in the epicenter of luxury – Los Angeles, California! The winner would get a weekend stay in a mansion in Beverly Hills, chauffeured day trip around the glammest parts of LA with Michael Corbett and $500 to spend on whatever their hearts desired. Our winner was Trulia super fan Christin M. from Nashville, North Carolina. No, not Nashville, Tennessee – the OTHER Nashville, an hour from the beautiful North Carolina coast.
Christin and her mom Brenda arrived in LA and set out to explore all that the city had to offer. Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the beach – they saw it all! Together with Trulia PR manager Cristin Zweig and Trulia’s real estate expert Michael Corbett, Christin and Brenda got a sneak peek into luxurious living in Los Angeles on three amazing home tours.
A Day of Luxury in Los Angeles!
The first stop was “The House of Rock” in Santa Monica. Formerly the longtime home of the late screen legend Katherine Grayson, the home was purchased and transformed by well-known designer Elaine Culotti, and has become a showcase home with musical influences and incredible designer touches. For the next few months, the home will be a show-stopping venue for some select charity functions. It is set to hit the market later this year.
For Christin, Brenda, Michael and Cristin, this home hit a perfect note!
Our next stop was Bel Air, where we met with Eduardo Umanksy of The Agency. He’s as charming and smart as they come in the real estate industry, and he showed us around 655 Sarbonne Road. Listed for $16.495M, the magical Mediterranean estate appears to be worth every penny!
See more images and information about this home on Trulia!
Our last stop for the day was up in the “Bird Streets” of the Hollywood Hills. Perched high atop Nightingale Drive, this amazing, brand new listing is on the market for $16M with the Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland. Gary welcomed us into this incredible home, which boasts some of the very best views in all of Los Angeles.
When it was finally time to say farewell, Christin said, “My mom and I had such a blast! It was amazing, best day ever! I’m pretty sure we’ll still be laughing and talking about that day weeks or months from now. We couldn’t of asked for a better time than we had.”
At Trulia, we always strive to give our users the inside scoop on real estate. Taking you inside the homes of the rich and famous is just one more way we do that. Keep up with Trulia on Facebook for a chance to win our next spectacular giveaway!
If you didn’t get enough of the images from this great weekend, view the Facebook album.