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Co-founder and designer of Guess? Jeans
7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 19,500 square feet
Fashion Mogul Georges Marciano has just listed his glamourous old Hollywood estate at 1000 North Crescent Drive in Beverly Hills. The French-born businessman built his fortune with Guess? Jeans and later sold his shares to his brothers in 1993. After being successfully countersued by former employees, Marciano lost his immense fortune when he was ordered to pay $370,000,000 to settle the suit. His financial life is currently in shambles, thus prompting the sale of his iconic mansion.
For years, the estate was often a stop for tour buses in the area, thanks to the 10+ Ferrari’s regularly parked out front. Times really have changed and now it’s time for Marciano to bid adieu to his 7-bedroom, 9-bathroom, 19,500 square foot estate. Exquisitely designed in 1927 by Robert D. Farquhar, the estate was once home to Harry Cohn, the legendary founder of Columbia Pictures.
A grand two-story wood-paneled foyer leads to a dramatic sweeping staircase and public rooms, including an elegant living room, formal dining room, billiard/game room, card room, family room, 2 kitchens, paneled library and a screening room. The upper level includes a lavish master suite with separate his and hers bath and walk-in closet wings and study. 6 additional bedrooms and 5 bathrooms complete the upper quarters. The property’s amenities include a circular motor court and garages, 2 guest houses, maids quarters, a sunken tennis court and pavilion, terraces, pool/cabana, and over 2 acres of lush gardens, lawns and pathways. A truly breathtaking Italian revival estate.
Linda May of Coldwell Banker holds the listing. Images courtesy of the MLS.
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Co-founder of the uber-chic shoe company Jimmy Choo
6,500-square-feet, 7 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, pool
Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon has just picked up some pricey closet space in Bridgehampton, New York. Mellon is now under contract for a brand-new $7,950,000 home on Highland Terrace street, according to the New York Post.
The south-of-the-highway spread is 6,500-square-feet and features 7-bedrooms, 6 1/2-bathrooms and chic outdoor pool. Featuring a brand new floor plan, the first level of this house offers a great room and living room both warmed by fireplaces, an expansive eat-in kitchen as well as a guest master with access to the pool. Upstairs you’ll find the master wing, running the full depth of the house, with its own private balcony, as well as three additional guest suites all with baths and terraces. A finished lower level offers recreational areas, two additional bedrooms for staff or weekend overflow and rooms for wine cellar, sauna and a true home theater. Outside the property has both covered and uncovered porches with a convenient pool bath overlooking the heated Gunite pool and spa framed by generous lawn and plantings offering views of the 13-acre reserve and beyond.
Mellon, who was once married to oil and banking heir Matthew Mellon, co-founded the glamourous Jimmy Choo shoe company in 2006. The company was bought by current owners Labelux in 2011. Mellon stepped down from the brand in November 2011.
Images via The Corcoran Group
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The creative force behind iconic American brand J. Crew
4,440 square-feet, 4 stories, 7 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
J.Crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons is selling her stunning and widely-published Park Slope townhouse. The stylish, well-decorated four-story 1880′s Brooklyn home once graced the cover of the now-defunct Domino magazine and a slew of other design-obsessed publications. According to Curbed, the sale of the townhouse is prompted by Lyons’ divorce from her artist husband Vincent Mazeau, with whom she bought the house with in 2004 for $1,300,000.
Now listed for $3,750,000, the spectacular North Slope townhouse, at 20’ wide with 4 stories plus a finished cellar, has been impeccably renovated to perfection. Every modern amenity has been added, while a complete restoration has preserved the integrity of the home’s original details. An open double parlor, beautiful (but not fussy) plaster cornices and medallions, aged pine floors, and 7 restored limestone mantels are just a few of the special details of this magnificent house. The casually chic home boasts 7 bedrooms, 3.5 luxuriously appointed baths, an eat-in cook’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, large private terrace off the master bedroom and a cellar that has been converted to a media room for entertaining. The ground-up renovation includes all new mechanicals, electric and plumbing, new rear façade and roof. The house has a landscaped, irrigated South facing rear garden anchored by a mature Dogwood tree. The property is currently set up as a 2-family residence with renovated garden rental apartment.
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