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Seasoned First Team | Christie’s International Agent Kim Schumacher Sells Multi-Million-Dollar Estate After Being a Part of Its Conception


On March 22nd, 2019, 1429 Santiago Drive in Newport Beach was sold for $3,463,500, making it the only home in the Baycrest North and Newport Heights area that sold over $3 million since September of 2018.

Newport Beach, CA — Kim Schumacher, a successful agent with First Team Real Estate’s Newport Beach office for 15 years, brought 1429 Santiago Drive full-circle when she helped her past clients sell the residence they had previously bought and rebuilt with her.

In November of 2016, Kim utilized her market expertise to lead her buyers to the Baycrest estate with their intention of completely tearing down the house and rebuilding it to create a home of superior craftsmanship and elegance. Kim assisted her clients with every step of the building process, including helping them with the finishings. Coupled with the unrivaled marketing tools and innovated technology of Southern California’s #1 Independent Real Estate Brokerage, Kim was able to leverage the brokerage’s exclusive partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate and attract a host of qualified buyers when the home was completed. “The property is unlike any other I’ve encountered in the Baycrest North area,” explained Kim. “My clients and I worked closely together from start to finish, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the process and serve my past clients with yet another successful transaction.”

The property’s unique attributes can be admired throughout its 4,900 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, and six bathrooms. The two stories are filled with designer appointments and elegance, creating the perfect space for living a life of luxury. The great room is awash in sunlight that enters through two bi-folding doors and fills the chef’s kitchen, dining area, and family room with a sense of warmth and peace. No detail was overlooked in the gourmet kitchen with its abundant counter space, two dishwashers, double side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerators, three ovens, a desk area, and a substantial center island with a sink and seating for eight. From the kitchen, the dining area flows seamlessly into the family room that boasts an elegant linear porcelain fireplace and recessed lighting.

The home’s bedrooms incite feelings of relaxation and leisure, chiefly within the dual master suites that serve as resort-style accommodations. The main master suite hosts a retreat with a quartz fireplace; a coffee bar with a fridge and wine fridge; a balcony overlooking charming views of the neighborhood; dual walk-in closets with built-ins; and two master baths that include separate toilets, showers, a soaking tub, and dual vanities. The secondary master similarly showcases a balcony, soaking tub, shower, and dual sinks.

The elevator leads back down to the first floor and the large backyard, complete with a wide grassy play area that has also been plumbed for a pool. The theme of household conveniences continues with the laundry room that hosts two washers and two dryers, allowing for laundry loads to be completed in no time. An additional convenience is the three-car garage: it is split into a two-car garage and a single-car garage that has enough room for a car lift with its high ceiling. Ultimately, the home’s 10,625-square-foot lot is ideally situated in one of Newport’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

While such an impressive estate was certain to be heavily desired, Kim made sure to market the home effectively and remain available to her client’s and the potential buyer’s needs. The eventual purchaser of the home was struck with the photos of the residence and texted Kim from an airplane in order to get a showing that very afternoon. It was a done deal. “Being supportive of my clients’ wants and needs is one of my top priorities, and that includes being ready to show a potential buyer the property, even if they’re not yet on the ground,” stated Kim. “I have a real passion for making my clients happy, and it keeps them coming back to me with their real estate needs time and time again. It really is all about making a difference in the communities we call home.”



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