Luxury Estates in California

This luxury country estate in San Luis Obispo, California is set on an acre overlooking lovely mountains and vineyards. The views are really stunning.

San Luis Obispo is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, on California’s Central Coast. This is beautiful wine country, adjacent to magnificent coastal towns and beaches – perfect for a vacation home, retirement, or business and family relocation.

The home is the epitome of gracious living.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in Oregon, California and France. For more information on this lovely home, please contact us.

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Luxury Homes in California

This beautiful home in San Luis Obispo, California is the epitome of luxury and gracious living.

Located in a gated community, the home looks out on a stunning landscape of mountains and vineyards.

San Luis Obispo is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, on California’s Central Coast – set amid one of the fastest growing wine regions in the United States.

This home reflects the beautiful region.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in Oregon, California and France. For more information on this lovely home, please contact us.

The Matchmakers
Tele: 541-484-7529
California DRE license # 00667290
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Wine Country Estates Homes San Luis Obispo Ca

San Luis Obispo County is one of the fastest growing wine regions in California – home to Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo and beautiful living and luxury country estates set amid this beautiful region. There are over 200 wineries here, making it an ideal destination for wine lovers and for those seeking to relocate to this region, whether it be for retirement, for business, for a second home, or a primary residence in an exciting area of California.

San Luis Obispo is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, easily accessible to both of these major metropolitan areas. Beautiful coastal towns and beaches are nearby, such as Morro Bay and Cambria. Famous Hearst Castle is a short drive north from San Luis Obispo.

This lovely country estate is just minutes to the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers, a real estate company specilizing in beautiful homes in Oregon, California and France.

For information on the above property in San Luis Obispo, give us a call or send an email.

The Matchmakers
A real estate company
Tele: 541-484-7529
California DRE license # 00667290

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers


Beautiful Luxury Home Estate San Luis Obispo Wine Country

This lovely country estate is located in San Luis Obispo, in one of the most well-known and fastest growing wine regions in North America.

San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles, two of the major cities in San Luis Obispo county, boast beautiful red and white wines, known internationally.

This gorgeous home is located in Edna Valley, which produces lovely wines.

Also located in San Luis Obispo County is San Simeon and Hearst Castle, beautiful small towns, and stunning beaches.

For further information on the home, or to schedule a tour contact Jim or Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers.

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Real Estate Brokers in Oregon and California
California DRE License # 00667290
Office: 541-484-7529
Elizabeth’s cell: 541-968-0883
Jim’s cell: 541-285-6393
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Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Gorgeous luxury country estate home in San Luis Obispo Ca Central Coast Video

This gorgeous luxury country estate in San Luis Obispo, on California’s Central Coast, combines mountains, vineyards, stunning views, and a home built for gracious living.

Set amid amid an area that is one of the fastest growing wine regions in North America, the home has approximately 4000 square feet of living space, including 4 bedrooms and 5 baths. The home is in a gated community, and is offered at $2,100,000.

For further information on the home, or to schedule a tour contact Jim or Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers.

The Matchmakers
Real Estate Brokers in Oregon and California
California DRE License # 00667290
Office: 541-484-7529
Elizabeth’s cell: 541-968-0883
Jim’s cell: 541-285-6393
Email Us

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

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7th Arrondissement Paris – Eiffel Tower & Real Estate

The Eiffel Tower – the defining landmark of Paris – is located in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris. This is perhaps the most expensive area of Paris to live in, and real estate and apartments are no exception.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, 7th Arrondissement

Eiffel Tower, Paris, 7th Arrondissement

The 7th Arrondissement is the site not only of the Eiffel Tower, but also Musee d’Orsay, filled with the great works of impressionist art; Musee Rodin; the National Assembly, and wonderful cafes and restaurants. Rue Cler is also here, one of the most interesting short streets in Paris, with all kinds of incredible shops, foods and restaurants.

This is generally a quiet, fashionable area of Paris. Below is an 893 sq. ft. apartment in the 7th Arrondissement, that could serve beautifully as your base in Paris.

Paris Apartment in 7th Arrondissement

Paris Apartment in 7th Arrondissement

The apartment has been renovated in contemporary style, and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, and a spacious living room with an American kitchen. 795,000 Euros.

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If you are thinking of buying property in Paris, or elsewhere in France, give us a call or send an email.

As The Matchmakers, we put together people and properties, making our expertise several of the loveliest areas of France – the Riviera, Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, and Paris. We have made it our business to know these different areas, and to establish relationships with excellent real estate agents in these areas – agents whom we respect and trust, and who will work together with us to help you navigate the difficulties of searching for and buying the home of your dreams in France.

Jim Hilgendorf – one of the Matchmakers – is also a highly acclaimed film producer; and his travel films include one on France – “Bordeaux & the Dordogne: A Tribute“, covering the Bordeaux area and the beautiful Dordogne river valley. You can view short clips of the videos on the website of The Tribute Series.

From our website, you can also search properties all over France.

We look forward to talking to you.

Vence, France Real Estate – Lovely Villa in Provence

Vence is one of those lovely towns on the Cote d’Azur, where you could spend the rest of your life, or wonderful months in your second home, exploring the French Riviera – Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Eze, Saint-Paul de Vence – and the cities and lovely hilltop towns and villages of Provence.

The town is famous for its artists, which have included such masters as Matisse, Chagall and Dufy. The great English writer D. H. Lawence spent his last days in Vence.

This lovely villa enjoys an elevated position on a hillside opposite the Old Town of Vence. There are superb views, and even a glimpse of the sea.

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The villa is 5 minutes from the center of town, with all its cafes, restaurants, galleries, and ancient cobbled streets. Fifteen minutes from the beaches and twenty minutes from the Nice airport. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. 875,000 Euros.

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If you are thinking of buying property in Vence, or elsewhere in France, give us a call or send an email.

As The Matchmakers, we put together people and properties, making our expertise several of the loveliest areas of France – the Riviera, Provence, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, and Paris. We have made it our business to know these different areas, and to establish relationships with excellent real estate agents in these areas – agents whom we respect and trust, and who will work together with us to help you navigate the difficulties of searching for and buying the home of your dreams in France.

Jim Hilgendorf – one of the Matchmakers – is also a highly acclaimed film producer; and his travel films include one on France – “Bordeaux & the Dordogne: A Tribute“, covering the Bordeaux area and the beautiful Dordogne river valley. You can view short clips of the videos on the website of The Tribute Series.

From our website, you can also search properties all over France.

We look forward to talking to you.

Grasse Real Estate – Lovely Estate in Perfume Capital

The city of Grasse, on the French Riviera, is known at the perfume capital of the world. With a lovely climate, and just minutes to such famous places as Cannes and Nice, Grasse is one of the great locations on the Riviera to look for a second home, or even your main home if you are thinking of moving to this area of France.

Central Grasse, France

Central Grasse, France

The lovely estate below, located in Grasse, is comprised of the main house, 2 guest cottages, and 2 independent studios

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There are extensive gardens, 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, and just 20 minutes to Cannes. Offered at 2,650,000 Euros.

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If you are thinking of buying property in Grasse, or elsewhere in France, give us a call or send an email.

As The Matchmakers, we put together people and properties, making our expertise several of the loveliest areas of France – the Riviera, Provence, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, and Paris. We have made it our business to know these different areas, and to establish relationships with excellent real estate agents in these areas – agents whom we respect and trust, and who will work together with us to help you navigate the difficulties of searching for and buying the home of your dreams in France.

Jim Hilgendorf – one of the Matchmakers – is also a highly acclaimed film producer; and his travel films include one on France – “Bordeaux & the Dordogne: A Tribute“, covering the Bordeaux area and the beautiful Dordogne river valley. You can view short clips of the videos on the website of The Tribute Series.

Go our website and view more selected properties on the French Riviera. From our website, you can also search properties all over France.

We look forward to talking to you.

Moated Chateau in the Gironde – French Real Estate

Ever dreamed of owning a medieval castle, surrounded by a moat, in France?

This elegant chateau in the Gironde region of southwest France might be your dream home come true.

Chateau in the Gironde region of southwest France

Chateau in the Gironde region of southwest France

Located in a beautiful park, this castle has 10 bedrooms and four reception rooms. The chateau’s foundations date back to the 11th century, but was rebuilt in the early 19th century. The entire chateau is a place of elegance.

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The chateau has easy access to Bordeaux and Bergerac and Paris, via the TGV, and is near schools and a golf course.

Listed at 2,120,000 Euros.

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If you are thinking of buying property in the Gironde, or elsewhere in France, give us a call or send an email.

As The Matchmakers, we put together people and properties, making our expertise several of the loveliest areas of France – the Riviera, Provence, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, and Paris. We have made it our business to know these different areas, and to establish relationships with excellent real estate agents in these areas – agents whom we respect and trust, and who will work together with us to help you navigate the difficulties of searching for and buying the home of your dreams in France. Our services cost you nothing additional – we are paid a referral by our affiliate agents – but our services can help to save you time and money, because buying property in France is unique from other places. You will want to work with the best, who can give you excellent attention and service. We can help to steer you in the right direction.

Jim Hilgendorf – one of the Matchmakers – is also a highly acclaimed film producer; and his travel films include one on France – “Bordeaux & the Dordogne: A Tribute“, covering the Bordeaux area and the beautiful Dordogne river valley. You can view short clips of the videos on the website of The Tribute Series.

Go our website and view more selected properties in the Bordeaux and Dordogne areas. From our website, you can also search properties all over France.

We look forward to talking to you.

Paris Real Estate 16th Arrondissement

Situated in Paris on the right bank of the River Seine, the 16th arrondissement is where many of the diplomatic embassies are located in the city. This administrative district is considered generally to be the richest section of Paris, and real estate – apartments and homes – sell at a premium here.

Avenue Foch, the widest street in Paris, is also located here, running southwest from the Arc de Triomphe.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Avenue Foch is one of the most prestigious streets in Paris, home to many grand palaces, including ones belonging to the Onassis and Rothschild families.

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If you are thinking of buying property in Paris, or elsewhere in France, give us a call or send an email.

As The Matchmakers, we put together people and properties, making our expertise several of the loveliest areas of France – the Riviera, Provence, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, and Paris.

Jim Hilgendorf – one of the Matchmakers – is also a highly acclaimed film producer; and his travel films include one on France – “Bordeaux & the Dordogne: A Tribute“, covering the Bordeaux area and the beautiful Dordogne river valley. You can view short clips of the videos on the website of The Tribute Series.

Go our website and view more selected properties in Paris. From our website, you can also search properties all over France.

We look forward to talking to you.

Elysee Palace Paris – Real Estate 8th Arrondissement

The Elysee Palace, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine, is the official residence of the President of France. Paris’ 8th arrondissement includes such stunning attractions as the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. This is a view of the Elysee palace entrance from Rue Saint-Honore. On the other side of the palace is the most famous street in Paris, Avenue des Champs-Elysees. The 8th Arrondissement is one of Paris’ main business districts.

Elysee Palace, Paris

Elysee Palace, Paris

Close to the Elysee Palace is this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment for sale.

Apartment for sale, 8th arrondissement, Paris

Apartment for sale, 8th arrondissement, Paris

Apartment for sale, 8th arrondissement, Paris

Apartment for sale, 8th arrondissement, Paris

If you are thinking of buying property in Paris, or elsewhere in France, give us a call or send an email.

As The Matchmakers, we put together people and properties, making our expertise several of the loveliest areas of France – the Riviera, Provence, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, and Paris. We have made it our business to know these different areas, and to establish relationships with excellent real estate agents in these areas – agents whom we respect and trust, and who will work together with us to help you navigate the difficulties of searching for and buying the home of your dreams in France. Our services cost you nothing additional – we are paid a referral by our affiliate agents – but our services can help to save you time and money, because buying property in France is unique from other places. You will want to work with the best, who can give you excellent attention and service. We can help to steer you in the right direction.

Jim Hilgendorf – one of the Matchmakers – is also a highly acclaimed film producer; and his travel films include one on France – “Bordeaux & the Dordogne: A Tribute“, covering the Bordeaux area and the beautiful Dordogne river valley. You can view short clips of the videos on the website of The Tribute Series.

Go our website and view more selected properties in Paris. From our website, you can also search properties all over France.

We look forward to talking to you.

GRASSE – PERFUME CAPITAL – REAL ESTATE

Looking for a home or real estate on the French Riviera?  Grasse – the perfume capital of the world – is close to everything on the Cote d’Azur.

This lovely estate, with 2 guest cottages and 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, is only 20 minutes to world-famous Cannes, site of the Cannes film festival.  View some more pictures of this beautiful home on our website.

Lovely Estate in Grasse, France, on the French Riviera

Lovely Estate in Grasse, France, on the French Riviera

Grasse is known worldwide as the perfume capital of the world.  There are several old ‘parfumeries’ in Grasse, such as Molinard, Fragonard and Galimard, each with tours and a museum.  You can visit and sample the wonderful fragrances.

Fragonard Perfumerie, in Grasse, France

Fragonard Perfumerie, in Grasse, France

Set back in the hills, away from the sea, Grasse has a warm climate, and was once a winter resort of royalty.  Queen Victoria spent several winters here at the Grand Hotel, or on the estates of the Rothschild family.

Central Grasse, France

Central Grasse, France

Grasse also has a very interesting old medieval center to the city, with a maze of narrow, winding streets to explore.

Old medieval center of Grasse, France

Old medieval center of Grasse, France

As The Matchmakers, we put together people and properties, making our expertise several of the loveliest areas of France – the Riviera, Provence, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, and Paris.  We have made it our business to know these different areas, and to establish relationships with excellent real estate agents in these areas – agents whom we respect and trust, and who will work together with us to help you navigate the difficulties of searching for and buying the home of your dreams.  Our services cost you nothing additional – we are paid a referral by our affiliate agents – but our services can help to save you time and money, because buying property in France is unique from other places.  You will want to work with the best, who can give you excellent attention and service.  We can help to steer you in the right direction.

Jim Hilgendorf – one of the Matchmakers – is also a highly acclaimed film producer; and his travel films include one on France – “Bordeaux & the Dordogne: A Tribute“, covering the Bordeaux area and the beautiful Dordogne river valley.  You can view short clips of the videos on the website of The Tribute Series.

Chateaux and beautiful properties abound in these areas.  View some of our selections on our Matchmakers website.  From there you can also search properties all over France.

If you are thinking of buying a home or property in France, give us a call, or send an email.  We would love to talk and share experiences.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE REAL ESTATE – HOMES

The city of Aix-en-Provence is a must to explore if you are thinking of real estate and homes in the south of France – particularly in the beautiful sun-drenched Provence region. Founded in 123 B.C. by the Romans, the old medieval center of the city is a magnet for tourists.

Center of Aix-en-Provence, France

Center of Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence has long been a university town and a city of the arts, and the streets are filled with students from all corners of the globe. The most famous resident of the Aix was the great painter Paul Cezanne, whose studio is still preserved.

The city has a warm climate, with an average January temperature of 41 F., and a July average of 72 F., and Aix is blessed with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.

Aix-en-Provence is only about 15 miles north of Marseilles and its international airport.

Central Aix-en-Provence, France

Central Aix-en-Provence, France

If you are at the point where you are seriously interested in buying a home in Aix-en-Provence or this general region, give us a call or send us an email. We have established relations with an excellent agency in Aix who can be of great help in your search for your dream home.

To take a look at the type of properties available in Aix, go to our Aix-en-Provence webpage.

You can also view properties in other areas on the website of The Matchmakers.

Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence, France


DORDOGNE REAL ESTATE & JOSEPHINE BAKER

If you are searching for real estate and your dream home in France, the area of the Dordogne, in southwest France, is a gem.   Josephine Baker lived in this area at Chateau des Milandes.

Josephine Baker came to France at age 19 as a young American entertainer, and almost immediately became a sensation.  For decades after, she was one of the most famous singers and dancers in the world.

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine rented Chateau des Milandes in 1940, then bought it in 1947.  The amazing story of her life, and the story of Chateau des Milandes, is told in the video below.

Chateau des Milandes, home of Josephine Baker, in the Dordogne

Chateau des Milandes, home of Josephine Baker, in the Dordogne

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf – The Matchmakers – have their own real estate company in Eugene, Oregon; but they also specialize in helping clients find their dream homes in France.  You can go to their website and search the real estate listings for over 350,000 listed properties throughout all of France.

If you are considering buying a home in France, send us an email.  We have been to France many times, and have established connections with excellent agents throughout the country who can help you navigate through the process of searching for and buying a villa, an apartment, or chateau in France.

Jim, by the way, is a film producer, and has produced a series of highly-acclaimed travel films, one of which is “Bordeaux & The Dordogne: A Tribute”.  Clips from the videos can be seen on the Tribute Series website.

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Enjoy the video of Josephine Baker’s life and Chateau des Milandes.

REAL ESTATE SAINT-EMILION FRANCE

Searching for real estate in Saint-Emilion, and France in general?   Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf – The Matchmakers - have a real estate company in Eugene, Oregon, but also specialize in helping clients find their dream homes in France.  You can go to their website and search the real estate listings for over 350,000 listed properties throughout all of France.

About twenty miles northeast of Bordeaux, in southwest France, is the beautiful village of Saint-Emilion.  This is one of the most famous wine-growing regions in all of France.

Saint-Emilion, France

Saint-Emilion, France

Saint-Emilion’s history dates back to prehistoric times, and the village itself is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The streets of Saint-Emilion are lined with wine shops, filled with the wonderful local wines. Saint-Emilion is one of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux region, and its wines are famous worldwide.  Winemaking here dates back to the Romans, who began planting vineyards here in the 2nd century A.D.

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If you are thinking of buying a home in France, send us an email.  We have been to France many times, and have established connections with excellent agents throughout the country who can help you navigate through the process of searching for and buying a villa, an apartment, or chateau in France.

Jim, by the way, is a film producer, and has produced a series of highly-acclaimed travel films, one of which is “Bordeaux & The Dordogne: A Tribute”.  Clips from the videos can be seen on the Tribute Series website.

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers