If you’re looking for prime real estate in the most posh areas of LA, Josh Altman from Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” is the guy you want to be talking to. Josh has worked with entertainers, athletes, as well as other high net-worth people around the world.
And we’ve got the king of real estate picking for BTR Home August 14-16. So even if you’re not in the market for a luxurious new home, you can certainly make your current space as fabulous as possible!
Read our Q&A with Josh to learn about his personal home aesthetic and what’s the most lavish property he’s ever sold.
Q: Congratulations on your incredible success in the real estate business. You’ve sold some of the most luxurious houses to an A-list clientele – what’s the most extravagant piece of property you’ve sold?
A: Two properties come to mind when I hear the word extravagant. The first sale being a 16.5 million dollar house in the famed gated community of Beverly Park in Beverly Hills, which funny enough I leased out after I sold it for 85K month for four years! The house was an amazing 20,000 sq ft architectural masterpiece on 7 acres. The other extravagant home that comes to mind was the largest and most expensive condo ever sold in the history of Santa Monica. It was 8000 sq ft of interior and 8000 more sq feet of a rooftop deck with 360-degree views of LA from the Hills to the ocean.
Q: When it comes to your personal home décor aesthetic, what’s your style?
A: I love Hampton’s style homes. I need lots of light. I love a huge kitchen with Carrera marble countertops that leads into an open living floor plan that all flows to the backyard. Being born on the East Coast I like houses that remind me of home.
Q: What are some home décor tips you would give to new homeowners? What’s a good place to start?
A: Simple is good, clutter is bad. I like to also mix materials and textures to give a room some depth. I also love art so I like to have one piece in every room to take each room to a different level and give it a personality of its own.
Q: On Bravo’s hit TV show, Million Dollar Listing, we get an insider’s look at what it takes to sell multi-million dollar properties. What’s in store for you now?
A: I am on the verge of selling over 100 million in real estate in the first 7 months of 2012. With the little free time that I do have, I tend to look at investment properties to build my real estate portfolio.
Q: While it’s nice to live vicariously through your glamorous real estate adventures, our members are a bit more budget-conscious! What are some investment pieces you would suggest for the home?
A: If I were to invest in a room it would always be the room where most people hang out in. For me that is the living room off the kitchen. Invest in a comfortable yet classy looking couch. It’s easy to cheap out on a couch but you can always tell the cheap couch from the more expensive couch. I also think it’s important to invest in a nice bedroom set. The master bedroom is your temple. If you can’t be at peace there, then you’re in trouble. Spend a little extra money in the master and make it a place where you’re happy to lay your head down in at the end of a long day.
His picks can be found in these events, with some events starting today at 5 PM ET:
Look for more of his picks August 15 and 16!