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    Watch The Ball Drop On Top of This Condo’s Rooftop Garden Terrace

    Posted by Korina  |  December 31, 2013  |  9:08 am  |  Tags: , ,

    Home Stats

    3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,655 sqft

    Price

    $9,850,000

    Happy New Year’s Eve Luxe readers! If you are looking for a place to ring (or buy) in the New Year then look no further. This $9.85M condo is located in the heart of New York’s mid-town – just blocks away from watching the fabulous ball drop. With a rooftop garden terrace and breathtaking Park and city views, you and your friends will have an epic time toasting to 2014.

    After that 10 seconds of bliss, cozy up inside with a grand 28-foot gallery, which opens to a dramatic 33-foot entertaining expanse with pristine herringbone flooring. Guests will be able to dine in the South-facing eat-in-kitchen featuring custom-cabinetry and equipped with appliances from Sub-Zero, Bosch, and Wolf. It also boasts a sunny breakfast nook.

    When the night is over you can slide in to the master suite and enjoy a luxuriously-appointed marble bath with a large soaking tub and separate shower. There is also a second bedroom with an en-suite bath in case some guests decide to stay over night. A third bedroom, library of equally grand scale may be found along the Western wing.

    Designed by James Stewart Polshek in 1984, this building has been recognized with a national award in architecture from the American Institute of Architects. One of Manhattan’s premier luxury condominiums, the building offers a host of high-end amenities.

     

    • 7 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms, 14,395 square feet
    • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6,400 square feet
    • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,837 square feet
    • 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,392 square feet
    • 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,461 square feet
    • 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,735 square feet
    • 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 17,538 square feet
    • 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 13,927 square feet
    • 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 14,277 square feet
    • 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,800 square feet

      Living In A Winter Wonderland! 10 Incredible Ski Mansions Across America

      Posted by Cristin  |  December 23, 2013  |  1:38 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

      This holiday season, we all want to be “walking in a winter wonderland” – but what if you could actually live in a winter wonderland?

      Let’s take a peek at 10 incredible homes in snowy paradises across the country.

      Want to see more images of these insane homes? Just click on the home’s address to see more incredible pictures!

       

      $35,000,000

      1025 N Starwood Drive in Aspen, Colorado

       

      7 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms, 14,395 square feet

      7 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms, 14,395 square feet


      $24,750,000

      7190 Bar B Bar Ranch Road in Jackson, Wyoming

      10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 14,277 square feet

      10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 14,277 square feet


      $17,500,000

      360 South Starwood Drive in Aspen, Colorado

      5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 13,927 square feet

      5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 13,927 square feet

       

      $13,900,000

      8910 N Deland Drive in Jackson, Wyoming

      6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 17,538 square feet

      6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 17,538 square feet

       

      $10,500,000

      30 21 Osprey Lane in Hailey, Idaho

       

      8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,800 square feet

      8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,800 square feet


      $8,999,000

      331 Pfister Drive in Aspen, Colorado

      5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,735 square feet

      5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,735 square feet

       

      $8,950,000

      941 Daybreak Ridge in Beaver Creek, Colorado

      6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,461 square feet

      6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,461 square feet

       

      $7,776,000

      4246 Columbine Drive in Vail, Colorado

      7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,392 square feet

      7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,392 square feet

       

      $3,840,000

      175 Stillson Placer Terrace in Breckenridge, Colorado

      5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,837 square feet

      5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,837 square feet

       

      $3,800,000

      110 Elk Highlands Drive in Whitefish, Montana

      4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6,400 square feet

      4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6,400 square feet

      • $140,000,000 estate with private island in Greenwich, CT
      • Live atop NYC's Mark Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse
      • This Bradbury, CA estate with a pool and private pond costs $68,800,000
      • $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA
      • Celine Dion's Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park - and a $72,000,000 price tag
      • For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city
      • A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000
      • Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000
      • The late financier Martin Zweig's $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse
      • A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

        The Most Expensive Homes For Sale in 2013

        Posted by Cristin  |  December 17, 2013  |  1:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

        Most Expensive Homes in America in 2013

        The U.S. housing market was full of doom and gloom in the last few years, and brighter times are definitely ahead for real estate – but there was one sector that has always shined bright like a diamond: ultra, ultra luxury real estate.

        We’re not just talking seven figures here – we’re talking about homes that start at $60,000,000 and go way, way up from there.

        As 2013 winds down, Trulia has compiled a list of the most expensive, incredible, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, insanely amazing, OMG-worthy homes on the market in 2013:

        #1 – $140,000,000 in Greenwich, CT

        $140,000,000 estate with private island in Greenwich, CT

        $140,000,000 estate with private island

         Address Not Disclosed  - 12 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,519 square feet with a private island

        #2 – $125,000,000 in New York City

        The late financier Martin Zweig's $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse

        The late financier Martin Zweig’s $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse

        The Penthouse at The Pierre - 16 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

        #3 – $115,000,000 in New York City

        Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000

        Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000

        151 E 58th Street - 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet

        #4 – $114,077,000 in New York City

        A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000

        A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000

         12 E 69th Street  - 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 20,000 square feet

        #5 – $88,000,000 in New York City

        A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

        A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

        781 5th Avenue - 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms

        #6 – $75,000,000 in New York City

        For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city

        For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city

         Broadway and Columbus Circle - 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,274 square feet

        #7 – $72,000,000 in Jupiter, FL

        Celine Dion's Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park - and a $72,000,000 price tag

        Celine Dion’s Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park – & a $72,000,000 price tag

        Celine Dion’s Incredible Florida Mansion – 17,000 square feet, water park

        #8 – $69,800,000 in Woodside, CA

        $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA

        $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA

        331 Greer Road – 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet, 51 acres

        #9 – $68,800,000 in Bradbury, CA

        This Bradbury, CA estate with a pool and private pond costs $68,800,000

        This estate comes complete with a pool and private pond and costs $68,800,000

        The Bradbury Estate  at 172 Bliss Canyon Road - 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms

        #10 – $60,000,000 in New York City

        Live atop NYC's Mark Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse

        Live atop an NYC Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse

        Newly-Constructed Penthouse at The Mark Hotel – 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9,799 square feet

         

        So, now that you’ve seen the Most Expensive Homes in America, tell us which one of these ultra-luxurious homes is your favorite!

          Spend Thanksgiving in This $2.2 Million Plymouth Rock Colonial Gem

          Posted by Cristin  |  November 27, 2013  |  10:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

          Home Stats

          9 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, pool

          Price

          $2,199,000

          If you’re looking to have a really authentic Thanksgiving experience this year, look no further than this $2.2 million dollar Classic Colonial mansion in Plymouth, MA – the pilgrim’s landing spot in 1620.

          Built in 1906, the home at 40 Warren Avenue is looking for a buyer who wants to live in the existing home or build a new dream home on the prime oceanfront lot.

          The existing Colonial home has a palatial foyer entry with stately cathedral stairway and high ceilings. The home has an eye-popping 14 rooms, which includes 9 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 3 fireplaces spread out over 4,295 square feet.

          Outside, with views of the very same ocean the pilgrims sailed upon to reach America, you’ll find an in-ground pool, pristine backyard and a 2-bedroom Chauffeur’s cottage.

          If you lived here, you’d have a lot to be thankful for.

            Live Amongst Champions In Boston’s Most Expensive Home

            Posted by Cristin  |  October 31, 2013  |  9:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

            Home Stats

            6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,450 square feet

            Price

            $13,950,000

            Last night, the Boston Red Sox dazzled the nation with an incredible World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and the city came alive with celebrations.

            If you want to capture the magic of last night’s victory and live amongst champions full-time, look no further than Boston’s most expensive home – The Benjamin Mansion at 74 Beacon Street, listed for $13,950,000

            A breathtaking townhome, 74 Beacon is touted as ‘the most outstanding townhouse restoration in Boston!’ Overlooking the Public Garden, The Benjamin Mansion is 8,450 square feet of elegance and luxury, from its palatial double parlors to its rooftop infinity-edge heated lap pool. With 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 3 powder rooms, 8 working fireplaces, ‘smart house’ wiring, and a large elevator that services all 6 levels.

            Additional amenities include two large decks and a garden, a media room, library, home gym, deeded parking and a Brimmer Street garage space.

            World Series trophy not included.

             

             

              Mitzi Shore, Famed Owner of The Comedy Store, Lists Long-Time Los Angeles Home For $5.8 Million

              Posted by Daisy  |  August 19, 2013  |  7:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

              The Comic's Comic

              Mitzi Shore

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              Nurturing comedy careers at The Comedy Store, and giving birth to Pauly Shore

              Home Stats

              5,448-square-foot European Villa with six-bedrooms, five-bathrooms

              As the famed owner of The Comedy Store on LA’s Sunset Strip, Mitzi Shore is known by many in the funny business as the maker and breaker of comedy careers. From the 1970s to the 1990s, Mitzi nurtured the budding starts of many well-known comedians and late night talk show hosts, including David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Richard Pryor, and Robin Williams. Oh, and we should also mention that one of her sons is comedian Pauly Shore.

              Now, it seems the octogenarian may be looking to cut back. Mitzi’s has already handed off the day-to-day management of her famous comedy club to her sons — which doesn’t seem like it’s all it’s cracked up to be, considering it’s no laughing matter when lawsuits are filed. But maybe she’ll catch a break when it comes to downsizing in real estate?

              Our sources tell us that Mitiz has listed her long-time, 5,448-square-foot home in Los Angeles for $5.8 million. This is the first time that the legendary Old Hollywood estate has been on the market since Mitzi bought it 40 years ago.

              Built in 1936, this ivy-covered European Villa includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and sits on one of the largest flat lots in the area — a rare and desirable asset for homes located in the Hollywood Hills. While loaded with character and charm on the outside, the home will need a lot of TLC on the inside. According to the listing description, this home needs “to be fully restored/rebuilt.”

              It’s the perfect place for someone who loves a good remodeling project, AND wants to own a piece of comedy history.

                CNET Founder, Halsey Minor, Sings Bankruptcy Sale Blues as LA Estate Hits Market for $14.9 Million

                Posted by Daisy  |  August 15, 2013  |  11:13 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

                Bloomberg.com

                Halsey Minor

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Founding CNET and blowing a multi-million dollar fortune

                Home Stats

                7,479-square-foot Mid-Century mansion with four bedrooms and six bathrooms

                Price

                $14,950,000

                To quote the immortal lyrics of The Notorious B.I.G., we’ve got another unfortunate case of “Mo Money, Mo Problems.”

                The 1990s and 2000s were good years for Halsey Minor. He founded CNET in 1993, turning it into one of the Internet’s first profitable companies, then sold it to CBS for $1.7 billion in 2008. But by comparison, the last few years haven’t been quite as stellar. Minor was named #1 on the state of California’s list of top 250 delinquent taxpayers in 2012, with unpaid taxes estimated at $10,711,699.29. And in May of this year, he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Allegedly, the former multi-millionaire owes more than $100 million and only has $50 million on hand to cover his debts.

                Now, as a likely part of that filing, Minor’s 7,479-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles has hit the market for $14,950,000 as a bankruptcy sale — that’s about $5 million less than what he purchased it for in 2006.

                Located in lower Bel Air, this gated home sits on a cliff with unobstructed, panoramic city and ocean views. The four-bedrooms, six-bathroom home was originally designed by famed Mid-Century architect Richard Dorman and built in 1964 — but move-in ready, it is not. According to the listing, the home has come into disrepair. So if you’re looking for a contemporary estate in a prime location in Los Angeles to fix up, look no further.

                Side Note: Minor also owns an 18,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in San Francisco’s prestigious Presidio Heights neighborhood that’s also currently for sale for a cool $21 million. That home was modeled after Marie Antoinette’s Le Petit Trianon in Versailles — but like his Los Angeles home, it’s also in a pretty bad shape.

                Images via the MLS.

                  Former Mrs. Donald Trump Marla Maples Swoops Up an $850K Profit After Selling Calabasas Mansion

                  Posted by Matt  |  August 12, 2013  |  6:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                  Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

                  Marla Maples

                  Calabasas, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actress who was formerly married to Donald Trump

                  Home Stats

                  5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,770 square feet

                  Price

                  $2,200,000

                  Marla Maples, someone who should be familiar to anyone who was paying attention to the news in the 1990′s, has just sold her Southern California Calabasas home for $2.2 million. The actress slash model, perhaps best known as the “other woman” who swooped in on billionaire Donald Trump during his marriage to Ivana Trump and then later went on to marry The Donald back in 1993, is relocating New York after raising their daughter, Tiffany, in this sprawling 5,770 square foot west-coast home.

                  Maples originally bought the home in November of 1999 for $1.349 million meaning Maples will be leaving the prestigious Mountain View Estates home with a good $850,000 - a good profit made between the sale price and the original buying price.

                  Situated on a sizable lot that includes both a basketball court and a swimming pool, the 5-bedroom, 6 bath home includes two large bedrooms upstairs, with the master suite featuring a private stone fireplace and a balcony greeting you each morning with sweeping mountain views. Guests entering the home through it’s magnificent double doors will first notice the grand rotunda that features a sweeping wrought iron staircase. A chefs kitchen features all the modern appliances in an open, convenient layout.

                  The backyard is perfect for entertaining. A custom pool with built-in water slide and cascading spa offers sanctuary on hot Southern California day and features a swim up bar with bar stools for enjoying the right beverage. A barbecue area and patio offers a prime location for dining or lounging.

                    Seven Nights In Heaven! One Direction Spends $27,000 For Seven Nights To Rent Bel Air Mansion

                    Posted by Korina  |  August 8, 2013  |  4:13 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                    The Sydney Morning Herald

                    One Direction

                    Bel Air, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Dashing boy band from the UK

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 11,000 square feet

                    Price

                    $3,857 a night / $27,000 for seven nights

                    One Direction is living large for a week in Los Angeles as the adorable boy band dropped $27,000 for seven nights to rent a lavish pad on the ever popular Mulholland Drive. According to our friends at the Daily Mail, the boys are in town to finish up their North American leg of the tour and to promote their new dolls.

                    The mansion is secluded and gated, which is good considering all the attention these boys get from their screaming fans, and has floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offers a panaramic view of the LA city lights and majestic mountain ranges. This party house is complete with a pool table and fully stocked wet bar just in case the group decides to invite their groupies over after one of their shows. And, with five bedrooms and eight baths no one will have to share a room in this 11,000 square foot home!

                    And that’s just the inside! Perfect for the summer nights, the mansion boasts more than more than 2,500 square feet of outdoor party space with a sleek swimming pool and two spas.

                    Listing provided by our very own Josh and Matt Altman.

                      Incredible New York ‘Castle In The Sky’ With Decades Of Hollywood History Asks $4.75 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  July 25, 2013  |  1:06 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

                      Price

                      $4,750,000

                      You can own a piece of Hollywood history if you have $4.75M to spend on an incredible “Castle in the Sky.” Windsor Tower at 5 Tudor City Place has been the set for many silver screen hits, including The Godfather Part IIIThe Peacemaker, the Spider-Man seriesScarface and many, many others One look at the listing photos and you’ll see what the Hollywood locations scouts also see – this is a one-of-a-kind gothic estate in the middle of Gotham.

                      The spectacular penthouse has an enormous and private terrace and the most stunning panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The dramatic living room has a soaring 18 foot ceiling, incredible floor-to-ceiling windows and a wood-burning fireplace. On the main level, you’ll find a chef’s kitchen and guest bedroom with en-suite bath and a guest powder room. The entire second level is a sprawling and luxurious master bedroom suite. The third level has a wet bar and the perfect entertaining space on one of the most magnificent terraces in Manhattan.

                      Built in 1929, this Windsor Tower residence has been renovated to the highest standards with no expense sparred, and no detail overlooked.

                      Howard Margolis and Pat Slochower of Douglas Elliman are the listing agents on this incredible property.