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By G.I. LAWRIE LAWRENCE, Realtor | Broker in Mooresville, NC
  • Robert Entenmann Lists Long Island Estate for $25 Million

    Posted Under: Celebrity Homes in Mooresville  |  July 29, 2014 7:42 AM  |  18 views  |  No comments

    After his family sold Entenmann's, the famed baked goods company, Robert Entenmann bought a farm on Long Island's North Fork.

    But he didn't abandon his heritage: The roughly 8,000-square-foot house he built on the property has a commercial-grade "baking room," for whipping up tasty treats.

    "It's in the genes," said Sheri Winter Clarry of the Corcoran Group, who is now listing the Jamesport property on behalf of Mr. Entenmann for $25 million.

    Named "Big E Farm," the roughly 200-acre property is the site of Martha Clara Vineyards and is the largest parcel for sale on the East End, Ms. Clarry said.

    Mr. Entenmann, who is in his mid-80s, first purchased the former potato farm in 1980, she said, and has added acreage to it over the years.

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    At first he used the land as a horse farm, but in 1995 he began planting grapes on the property. Martha Clara, named after his mother, now has over 100 acres of vineyards, and the winery is well-known in the area.

    There are 15 buildings on the property, Ms. Clarry said, including Mr. Entenmann's five-bedroom, 6½-bathroom home, which has an in-ground heated pool.

    There are three other homes on the property which are used to house the winery staff, she said, as well as barns and winemaking facilities. All of the winery's equipment and inventory is available for sale along with the property, she said.

    Via WSJ - Candace Taylor 

  • Buy Jackie Onassis' childhood home

    Posted Under: Celebrity Homes in New York  |  July 23, 2014 5:49 AM  |  77 views  |  1 comment

    A Park Avenue apartment that was the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is on the market for $44 million.


    The art deco-style building was developed by the former first lady’s grandfather, and she lived in the apartment on the sixth and seventh floors of 740 Park Ave. while she was in elementary school.


    Hedge fund investor David Ganek and his wife, a novelist, are selling the apartment following an insider-trading scandal at Ganek’s firm, the New York Post reported.


    The glamorous, historic apartment in a landmark building has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The marble entryway includes an elegant staircase, and the entertaining floor houses a library and living room facing Park Avenue.


    Upstairs, there is an expansive master suite with two marble bathrooms and dressing rooms, plus three other bedrooms with en-suite baths.


    The apartment is recently renovated, and listing photos offer a peek at the current owners’ art collection.


    Serena Boardman, Jeremy V. Stein and Robin Stein hold the listing at Sotheby’s International Realty.


  • Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Home for Sale

    Posted Under: Celebrity Homes in River Forest  |  July 16, 2014 6:06 AM  |  112 views  |  No comments

    4 bedrooms
    3.5 baths
    5,000 square feet
    $2 million

    Pedigree: In 1893 Frank Lloyd Wright made his solo design debut with the Winslow House (named for its original owner, businessman William Winslow). On the market for the first time in over 50 years, the suburban-Chicago dwelling brims with well-preserved Arts and Crafts woodwork. Horizontal bands of Roman brick and terra-cotta tile clad the exterior.


    • Ellen Degeneres' Latest Home Purchase

      Posted Under: Celebrity Homes in Los Angeles  |  July 15, 2014 5:42 AM  |  102 views  |  No comments

      Celebrity 100 rank: No. 5
      Pictured home: Brody House, Los Angeles
      Purchase price: Reported $40 million
      Agent: Kurt Rappapport of Westside Estate Agency

      Ellen Degeneres has the house bug: in the past few years, she's purchased and renovated some half-dozen Southern California homes. In January, she picked up her latest trophy property, the Brody House, a Midcentury Modern stunner in Los Angeles. Built in 1950 for modernist art collector Frances Brody and her developer husband Sidney, the home boasts nine bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a swimming pool and tennis court.


    • Bruce Willis Cuts Sun Valley Home Price

      Posted Under: Celebrity Homes in Sun Valley  |  June 23, 2014 6:01 AM  |  165 views  |  No comments

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      Actor Bruce Willis reduced the price of his 20-acre, lakefront ranch in Sun Valley, Idaho, to $8.8 million from $10 million, according to listing agent Janine Bear of Sun Valley Sotheby's International Realty.

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      It was initially listed in 2011 for $15 million. The "Die Hard" star bought the property north of Hailey around 2003.

      bruce willis idaho home for sale

      There is an 8,400-square-foot main house with six bedrooms and 6½ bathrooms, plus a detached guesthouse and gym. There is also a heated pool with water slides and waterfall features. 

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      More Information: www.propgoluxury.com/EN/Homes/158610

    • Whitney Houston's Unique New Jersey Mansion Bought by a Fan

      Posted Under: Celebrity Homes in Mendham  |  June 3, 2014 5:31 AM  |  208 views  |  No comments
      The New Jersey home of the late singer Whitney Houston, which languished on and off the market since 2009, only to be sold in February to an investment company, is once again changing hands. Dr. Matthew Krauthamer, a 33-year-old emergency room physician, is not only the buyer of Houston's Mendham, New Jersey, home, but he is also a big fan of the late singer.

      Since Houston died in February 2012, the price on the home, at 22 N. Gate Road in Mendham has been cut and cut. In the end, Krauthamer got the five-bed, six-bath, 13,607-square-foot home on 5 acres for $1.5 million. The home has curved walls of windows, a huge swimming pool, two Jacuzzis and a tennis court, among other amenities.

      The purchase is a business decision for Krauthamer, who has been successful in his real estate side business. But it's also sentimental for him, since he grew up listening to Whitney Houston.

      The unique 1987 mansion was Houston's creation, the site of her 1992 wedding to Bobby Brown, and a bold celebration of the era when Houston was topping the charts. Later, Krauthamer said he watched as she struggled with substance abuse and other problems.

      "She got, obviously, some bad press at times, but one thing that she was was a very kind and generous person," said Krauthamer, "She took care of the people that were closest to her and that's something that's always stuck in my mind."

      Krauthamer said he has been contacted by filmmakers and fans who want to see the house, but he assured Houston's family he doesn't want to exploit the late singer's fame.

      When Houston's estate failed to sell the home, an investment company bought it in February for $999,900. Selling agent Greg Taylor, who represented the company, Commercial Property Management Group (CPMG), said the company considered renovating the home before listing it for sale, since it has been vacant for so long. But when they listed it, Krauthamer, who lives just a few blocks away, quickly snapped it up.

      At one point, the home was listed for $1.75 million.

      Now that Krauthamer is getting ready to move into the Houston estate, he has listed his nearby home at 88 W Main Street for $1.349 million. This castle-style home also has a unique past: It is known as the Chapel Hill Manor, which was built in 1918 for former Mendham mayor William Cordingley. It contains 18 rooms and a 2,500-book library that has secret doorways.


    • Steve McQueen's former Idaho ranch sells For $6.3 Million

      Posted Under: Celebrity Homes in Hailey  |  May 19, 2014 10:22 AM  |  263 views  |  No comments

      A ranch in Hailey, Idaho, that was once owned by actor Steve McQueen has sold for $6.5 million, roughly 10% less than its asking price, according to the seller, Wolf Riehle.

      Pioneer Moon Ranch


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