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Realtor cracks The Da Vinci Code

Luxury living an easy sell for globe-trotting agent

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Olivia Hsu Decker lives a life of luxury. A Realtor who works in the megabucks market of Marin County, Calif., Decker drops names like Andre Agassi, Cher, Eddie Murphy and Sharon Stone when she discusses past clients. An international socialite, Decker, 53, has achieved celebrity status herself. In the past decade, Decker bought two chateaus in France – one in the Provence region near Aix-en-Provence and the other about a 35-minute drive northwest of Paris. One of these palatial properties, the Chateau de Villette near Paris, was featured prominently in "The Da Vinci Code," a bestselling book that has inspired heated religious debate and discussion since its release last year. "I have the kind of lifestyle like the luxury home buyers and sellers," Decker said. Born in Shanghai and raised in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, she now splits her time between her home in Belvedere, Calif., and her chateaus in France. "I collect antiques. I have traveled to the best spots in Switzerland, ...