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Castle in Oklahoma City to Sell with No-Reserve on October 31 with Supreme Auctions

Oklahoma City, OK, October 7, 2020 — Beyond the ordinary, Milam Castle ‘tis a one-of-a-kind luxury manor house in a class all by itself on five acres in southwest Oklahoma City. Combining unparalleled, top-of-the-line high-tech features, and warm indulgences with the ultimate “Man Cave” to accommodate the finest car collection, this estate has just the right fusion for a truly unmatched destination to live, work and play. Supreme Auctions will offer the Milam Castle through a luxury no-reserve auction on October 31 in cooperation with Angela Parker and Janice Judisch of Keller Williams Realty Mulinix.

“When people think of Oklahoma, thoughts of cattle and cowboys, or corn and oil fields come to mind, but castles? Yes, there are indeed castles in Oklahoma and the owners of Milam Castle, the most technologically advanced castle you will ever find in the state have selected our company as The Architects of The Industry to offer it through our auction process,” stated Jennie Heal, President of Supreme Auctions. “The property delivers in every way. It’s current owners built their ultimate dream home and have hosted some incredible family events, including high school proms, church gatherings, charity affairs, and weddings in which an entire family and guests came from India to share their vows at this magical property.”

Milam Castle offers unlimited potential within its three stories, which encompass three bedrooms, open-concept kitchen, formal living room, safe room, 4,500 sq. ft. hall with stage and oversized fireplace, guest quarters with second kitchen and living room, office space, and large flex room for fitness facilities/game room/media center. The grounds are just as spectacular showcasing two pergolas, a sports pool with spa, water slide and splash pad.

 “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime property,” stated listing agent, Angela Parker. “I mean, who wouldn’t want a castle in the middle of OKC? Add to that the impressive fully insulated, heated and air-conditioned garage that easily fits at least 10+ vehicles with its own Irish pub, entertainment, and soda fountain that is a collectors dream come true — you simply can’t go wrong with this home.”  

Being situated on a peaceful five-acres in southwest Oklahoma City, Milam Castle creates a private paradise that will captivate the mind and entrance the soul. Being within 20 minutes of downtown, whether you are looking for a relaxing day out or watching your favorite sporting event OKC has you covered. For a deep dose of culture, you can enjoy a vast number of museums like the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, or perhaps you’d prefer to listen to some music by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. If sports are your thing, OKC is home to a number of teams, such as the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA), Oklahoma City Dodgers and the Crusaders of Oklahoma Rugby Football Club (USA Rugby). For fun in the great outdoors, check out Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City Zoo or Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma City.

“This home is close to the airport, shopping, Moore School District, and has very easy access to any part of the city,” stated the current owner, Joe Milam. “Our castle represents years of hard work that allowed us to build it as we wanted to and not worry about cost. We tried to think of everything that would fit a large family and succeeded in the perfect house with its own unique style. I can’t even tell you what I love the most about this house, there are too many things to list. The large garage that you can pull into and then completely turn around is great. The main living room that holds all of our large family at Christmas with room to ride any toys or gifts. We have also been able to open up our home for many different guests that truly appreciated what it has to offer.”

Oklahoma City, or OKC if you prefer, was named as one of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020 by Travel + Leisure and is home to one of the fastest growing entertainment districts in the U.S. You can see why Garth Brooks, James Garner, Ron Howard and Mickey Mantle have called it home.

Milam Castle will be sold at a luxury no-reserve auction on October 31, 2020. To learn more and preview the property, contact Supreme Auctions at (866) 929-2243 for complete details or visit

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A True Family Center in Massachusetts

On “Fluen Point” in Marblehead with deeded beach rights, a dock and potentially a mooring in Salem Sound, Massachusetts, this home offers a relaxed lifestyle. “Wake to the sounds and sights of serenity — birds in the trees, water glistening in Salem Sound, and waves rolling the rocks on the beach around the corner,” says the homeowner.

This 6,600-square-foot home offers a custom-designed kitchen (adjacent to the casual dining room and open to the family room, which includes a fireplace), screened sunroom with fireplace leading to the back patio/yard, a private master suite, and a 615-square-foot in-law/guest suite. The home, which is listed by Mary Stewart and Heather Kaznoski of Coldwell Banker Realty for $3.25 million, also features a tremendous lower level with a media/game/playroom where family and friends of all ages gather. “We built this house to be a true family center, with room to live comfortably and friends to gather in the spacious yards and many living rooms,” says the homeowner.


This property originally appeared in Unique Homes Summer ’19

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Supreme Auctions Announces Rare Opportunity to Live Like Celebrities and Sports Pros in The Woodlands, Texas

“Just 25-minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands has attracted, and is home to, numerous Fortune 500 companies, including McKesson, Chevron, Dover, Huntsman and many others,” stated Jennie Heal, President of Supreme Auctions. “Combined with the fact that multiple professional NFL, PGA, MLB and NBA sports players plus music celebrities have, and do, reside in The Woodlands, Havencrest is perfect for someone looking for exclusivity, luxury and an acclaimed area to call home.”

Havencrest offers the ultimate in work-to-life balance, with a plethora of possibilities encompassing five bedrooms, office/study, formal living room and dining room, custom kitchen, family room, game room, media/flex room, outdoor kitchen, lanai, and heated swimming pool and spa.

“Privacy is at a premium at this gorgeous home,” stated listing agent, Lisa Gregory. “The lot size alone makes this piece of paradise a truly spectacular find in The Woodlands. With it being so close to Houston, your shopping, dining, working, sporting and entertainment options just increased exponentially. If your passion is for education, professional sports or the arts, Havencrest is the ideal home for you.”

Havencrest is situated in the exquisite Indian Springs neighborhood of The Woodlands. The area provides numerous parks, superb high-end dining options, celebrated schools and an abundance of unique retail shops. Known for being one of the safest communities in Texas, The Woodlands offers the ultimate setting to live, work or play.

“The privacy is wonderful,” stated the current owner, Julianne Bramlett. “It’s very quiet with no neighbors to the rear of the property, as it backs directly to the nature reserve. The entire area is great for long walks with friends, running along the miles of trails or simply taking a quick trip to the store.”

Havencrest will be sold at a luxury no-reserve auction on October 24, 2020. To learn more and preview the property, contact Supreme Auctions at (866) 929-2243 for complete details or visit

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Zoom Event: The Importance of “Home” as a Safe Haven

Space: The New Currency

What happens when people decide that home is now more important than ever?

Unique Homes is hosting an online event on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 12 pm EST. 

Industry-leading real estate, design and home comfort professionals gather to discuss how the pandemic has made homes more of a safe haven than ever before.

Is this merely a continuation of an existing “staycation” trend, or something entirely different?

To Join: Please register here. You will receive a confirmation email with the details to participate.


  • Mauricio Umansky, CEO of The Agency, as he talks about resort markets where people are staycationing, and trends in buyers and renters due to COVID-19.
  • Anelle Gandelman of A-List Interiors and Andy Hernan, president of Griffin Pools in Lakeland, Florida, as they describe the latest requests for luxurious outdoor spaces.
  • Kim Frechette from tub manufacturer Americh and Mitch Altman, third-generation CEO of ThermaSol, will discuss wellness trends and how these Made-in-America companies are helping homeowners create spa-like experiences at home.


  • Chuck Cary from Kohanaiki in Hawaii 
  • Courtney Hampson from Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina
  • James Torrance of Keller Williams Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • Frank Aazami of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Helen Riley with Simply Vegas Real Estate in Henderson, Nevada
  • Carrie Wells with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse in Aspen, Colorado 
  • Chris Bernier, with Churchill Properties in Beverly, Massachusetts

(Photo by Jessica Peterson, Courtesy of Frank Aazami)

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Managua Heights to Sell at No-Reserve Auction

Carlsbad, California, September 11, 2020 — Never has there been a better time to elevate your lifestyle to the ultimate in luxury living than with the awe-inspiring panorama of Managua Heights. This perfectly positioned estate is nestled into the rolling hills of the affluent neighborhood, lovingly referred to by its residents as La Costa, in Carlsbad, California. A true masterpiece of Tuscan architecture and unparalleled location, Managua Heights combines privacy and a safe community with spectacular views and the ideal locale for raising a family. Supreme Auctions will offer the property through a luxury no-reserve auction on October 10 in cooperation with Mike Smith of Affinity Hills Realty.

“From its early days as being known as the playground for the rich and famous, including the original Rat Pack, the La Costa community is not only sought after for its location, and stunning views, but the best day spas, resorts and golf courses in Carlsbad,” stated Jennie Heal, President of Supreme Auctions. “The attractions of La Costa are distinct in nature and provide the perfect distractions for a family with varying interests. Whether you prefer the tranquility of the beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches, the allure of the Carlsbad Flower Fields, or family adventure amusement parks, this North County San Diego area delivers in every direction.”

Managua Heights provides an escape from the ordinary throughout its spacious design with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, custom kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, family room, library/study, expansive patio area with solar-heated saltwater infinity-edge pool and spa, cabana, and of course, exquisite views.

“This property is truly magnificent,” stated listing agent, Mike Smith. “Attention to detail is found everywhere and at every turn. Managua Heights feels like a grand estate hidden in a pocket away from the stress of the world. What is very unique about a home of this size is that the owner can host large gatherings, but it never loses its intimacy. There are plenty of spots to curl up with a good book and favorite drink.”

Managua Heights is perfectly situated for family fun and adventure within the highly sought-after North County of San Diego. Better known as “The Village by the Sea,” the city of Carlsbad has long been recognized for being a charming European-style town combined with the conveniences of a large city. The downtown area is filled with the unique offerings of antique stores, boutique shops, and sidewalk cafes. As you wander throughout the town, you will delight in the discoveries, including miles of pristine coastline and beaches.

Style, fun and culture are just a few of the words that describe the allure of Carlsbad, California. Managua Heights will draw you in with its elegance and incomparable views but will make you want to stay with its warmth and charm!

“This home provides private canyon views on .86 of an acre,” stated the current owner, John Pullman. “There are over 1,000 square feet of office and deck space on the second floor, which allow for work/life balance and gorgeous views of the bird sanctuary nearby, lush pine trees and Southern California. Combine that with being conveniently located to everything you could ever want. Managua Heights is just moments away from some of the best schools the area has to offer and ten short minutes to shopping and 15-minutes from the beach!”

Managua Heights will be sold at a luxury no-reserve auction on October 10, 2020. To learn more and preview the property, contact Supreme Auctions at (866) 929-2243 or visit

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Tony Gonzalez Mansion Lists for Almost $30 Million

Hall of Fame NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez is listing his Beverly Hills mansion with Bob Hurwitz of Hurwitz James Company for $29.988 million.

Four years in design and construction, this truly spectacular Georgian Transitional estate by architect Philip Vertoch and interior designer Lada Webster was completed in December. Gonzalez purchased the property as a teardown in 2016 for $7.1 million.

“It is a spectacular and unique estate on two-third of a flat acre in the most exclusive area of Beverly Hills, designed and built over 4 years with no limits to cost of finishes or quality of construction,” Hurwitz says. “Tony and October Gonzalez worked with the architect and designer to create the ultimate home that reflects their lifestyle, combining the ultimate in family living, complete with an incredibly charming playroom for their kids, and massive in home ‘classroom/Zoom room” with everything required for intimate entertainment or a gathering of hundreds of guests.”

The estate has a seven bedrooms and eight full and four half baths in nearly 13,000 square feet. There are also four fireplaces and an elevator that services all three floors, including a subterranean parking garage that holds up to eight cars. The property is being offered fully furnished.

“If you could look up consummate indoor/outdoor living in the dictionary you would see this house,” Hurwitz says. “Entire walls of Fleetwood glass doors disappear into walls to open up the entire first floor, including the chef’s kitchen, family room, formal dining room and fabulous pub room to the back of the estate, with sprawling grounds, tennis court, sparkling pool and spa, and a fantastic pool house with a complete bar and separate gym.”

In conjunction with his marketing team, Hurwitz has established a reputation for success that has built Hurwitz James Company into a global brand, with $3 billion in luxury estate listings in the U.S. and a dozen other countries.

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Port Aransas, Texas Part of Rising Demand for Living in More Suburban, Rural Texas

The rise of Coronavirus cases hasn’t stopped primary home buying in less populated suburban or rural areas as the housing market recovers from pandemic-induced shutdowns, a new study reveals.

The small, quaint Texas Gulf Coast beach town of Port Aransas, for instance, attracts buyers within convenient driving distance (a few hours) from Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi (some 20 miles away). Commercial air service is also available 30 minutes away at Corpus Christi International Airport.

Set along 18 miles of uninterrupted wide beachfront on Mustang Island, Port A (as it’s affectionately called) is known for its low density, plenty of open green space, protected natural surroundings and high-quality, low-rise properties — many with plenty of indoor and outdoor space and beachfront property between them.

Families and couples will discover a more laid-back, friendly, small-town vacation atmosphere with comfortable home office space as more professionals shift away from traditional office buildings in larger cities. They can send their kids to an “A” Rated School District by the Texas Education Agency, while Port A is also home to the prestigious University of Texas, Marine Science Institute, whose main campus is in Austin.

Port A’s culture  also creates  a better environment for social distancing versus many typical high density beach towns, known for strips of closely built high rise, block-style hotels and condos. Alternatively, Port A includes such properties as:

  • Cinnamon Shore, an upscale 1,000-acre master-planned beachfront, family- and pedestrian-friendly community that will add Cinnamon Shore South, a $1.3 billion, 300-acre expansion that will more than quadruple the existing community. It will include luxury homes, Town Center residences, community pools, a dining district with several restaurants, a retail destination and a health and wellness center.
  •  Sunflower Beach Resort & Residences is nestled among 50 acres of protected dune preserves and features beach homes, several lots, The Row Family Villas townhomes, luxury beach cabins at The Camp, and 21 single level poolside condos. The next two phases at The Camp Luxury Cabins and the first Pool Residences condo building will be breaking ground in the coming months.  The first townhome building is nearing completion and shaping up to be a statement craftsman style vacation ownership opportunity. 

Claimed to be the state’s original “ISLAND LIFE” destination, Port A has long been recognized as a top deep sea fishing destination for its proximity to deep water on the edge of the continental shelf, while also offering outstanding bay fishing in the waters surrounding Mustang Island.

Home to hundreds of permanent and migrating birds, Mustang Island features six sites along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Home owners can also swim, surf, fish, hike, bike and kayak at Mustang Island State Park, or see stunning views of the island’s massive wetlands at the Port Aransas Wetland Park.

Getting around by open-air golf carts is a big part of Port A’s culture, where drivers and passengers inhale fresh air and are less confined to traditional cars. Another big cultural aspect is a strong sense of community with numerous civic organizations and houses of worship.

Below: The new Cinnamon Shore South development. (At top: 4 bed 6 bath home with a bar, elevator, great room, for every door. The 3rd floor is the master suite dressing area, coffee bar, wrap around deck, and complete wet room with double shower systems, and a 7’ black stone tub behind glass walls. Entrance to the 3rd floor is greeted with a blue glass block wall at Sunflower Beach, designed by Trademark Home Designs.)


No-Reserve Auction August 20 – Chicago’s Gold Coast

Chicago, IL, July 22, 2020 — Perfectly located in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood of Lincoln Park near Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, the residence (named Astor Terrace), is located in a quintessential area filled with history, and renowned neighbors. With a rare, private and secluded courtyard terrace garden, the property offers endless possibilities and the optimal canvas for a dream home creation for the most discerning of homeowners. Supreme Auctions will offer the property through a luxury no-reserve auction in cooperation with Alex Wolking with Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park on August 20, 2020.

“Originally designed and built in 1891 for Charles Valette Kasson by the famed architects, the Pond & Pond Brothers, this home has been upkept with the greatest of care,” stated Jennie Heal, President of Supreme Auctions. “In addition to the historical prestige, Astor Terrace is located in one of Chicago’s most renowned treasured residential communities. The Gold Coast neighborhood possesses a quiet atmosphere filled with tree-lined streets, stately homes and numerous connections to the city’s past, that include the original Playboy Mansion and many influential families’ homes, including the current residence of Governor Pritzker.”

Astor Terrace is the epitome of brilliance and majesty for the affluent individual in search of privacy and comfort. Nestled on two city lots, an addition in 1930 combined the neighboring home, and in 1940 the property underwent an extensive renovation. The home encompasses six bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, kitchen, library, casual den, maid/caretakers quarters, wine cellar, unfinished basement and a rare private perennial garden terrace courtyard. This unique residence is perfect for raising a family, hosting friends and family, and enjoying life to the fullest.

“This home has a sense of timeless grace,” stated current owner, Margaret Elliott. “It is a relaxing place to be while being immersed in the city. Lincoln Park’s proximity to beaches, Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Avenue, places this house in the best neighborhood and best street in Chicago to soak in all that the city offers.”

Astor Terrace has an excellent location within the northern suburbs of Chicago to take in all the splendor that surrounds you. Lincoln Park is conveniently located at the north end of the street from this home, which provides easy access to outstanding public and private schools, all the while being one of the most coveted blocks in the city. The charming Astor Street district was designated as a Chicago landmark in 1975 and is ideal for a leisurely stroll under the tree canopied street. Additionally, some of the city’s best retail establishments and restaurants are all within walking distance.

“The house has been meticulously cared for by the same family for over 62 years, and the sense of pride in ownership definitely shows,” stated Alex Wolking, listing agent. “It’s almost like a suburban home in the city. The garden is truly a one-of-a-kind space, especially in Chicago, where private outdoor space is unheard of.”

Astor Terrace will be sold at a luxury no-reserve auction on August 20, 2020. To learn more, contact Supreme Auctions at (866) 929-2243

Buyers Premium 12%.

Disclaimer : The property is listed for sale by Alex Wolking (Lic: 475.156836 ) of Keller Williams Chicago – Lincoln Park (Lic: 481.012589 ). Data not verified/guaranteed by MLS. Users are responsible for verifying all information for total accuracy. Supreme Auctions, LLC is the provider of auction marketing services with Co-Listing Agent and Auctioneer Daniel Mahaney (Lic:471.018153/441.001277).
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Exceptional Luxury in Michigan

Jeff Leonard of Advanced Realty Global represents exceptional lifestyles and waterfront properties in West Michigan. Some of the stunning properties he represents include:

Cooper Castle — La Joie De La Maison — On one of the highest elevations in Kalamazoo, this re-mastered Tudor classic offers breathtaking valley views, 25 forested acres, gated access, groomed trails, a tennis court, refurbished swimming pool, and a remodeled kitchen and master bath. There has been a sundry of interior and exterior improvements in 2019 and 2020, and over a quarter mile of new driveway. Additionally, there is potential for helicopter access. Offered for $1.375 million. For more information, contact Jeff at 269-281-3954.

Eagle Lake Estate — With over 483 feet of sandy frontage and 3.7 acres on beautiful Eagle Lake in Paw Paw Township, this 6,600-square-foot, all-brick custom home is one of the finest estate residences available on any inland lake in Southwest Michigan. There were many updates, renovations and new features added in 2019. For more information visit or Offered for $1.65 million.

Gull Lake Island House — When ordinary isn’t your style, come discover what makes The Little Island in Gull Lake Southwest Michigan’s most enchanting and desirable vacation destination. Enjoy private island paradise. For more information, visit or Offered for $699,000.

America’s Third Coast, Lake Michigan — On a winding road, in a gated community, through densely forested dunes is a simple rustic bungalow. It sits on a low-bluff, picturesque site just waiting for your story to unfold. Condé Nast Traveler voted the Lake Michigan shoreline as one of the best beaches! Own your little piece of paradise. For more information, visit Offered for $795,000.

Rural Private Getaway — Get back to the basics and self-sufficient living. This casually sophisticated Tudor-style home is surrounded by 40 beautiful acres in a rural farming community. Accessory buildings, fenced pastures, woodlands, tillable acreage and frontage on US Hwy 131 make this parcel ideal. It is conveniently located approximately 30 miles from the Michiana border and about 20 miles to Kalamazoo. For more information visit  or Offered for $875,000.

Willow Lake Sportsman’s Club/Private Homestead Estate/Business Opportunity — With all the privacy of a desert island and with all the potential conveniences of a 5-star resort, this incredible 218-acre private residential estate or multi-dimensional business opportunity offers insane potential. It is unparalleled in Southwest Michigan. It includes an 8,800-plus-square-foot lodge, a 12-plus-acre private Cotherman Lake, 5,200-square-foot pole barn, tillable acreage, woodlands, grasslands, undulating terrain, some marshland and over 600 feet on Spring Creek. For more information visit or Offered for $2.65 million.

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