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.

            Billionaire Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Buys $27 Million Dollar Silicon Valley Mansion

            Posted by Cristin  |  November 25, 2013  |  11:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Paul Allen

            Atherton, CA

            Most Known For

            Billionaire Microsoft co-founder

            Home Stats

            8 bedrooms, 9.5. bathrooms, 1.97 acres, pool, guest house

            Price

            $27,000,000

            Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has just paid $27 million for a sprawling mansion in Atherton, CA, a ritzy town in the heart of Silicon Valley.

            According to Forbes, Allen has a net worth of $15.8 billion dollars, and he’s an avid collector of trophy properties and yachts. His newest acquisition was purchased via a family trust and the deal closed on November 12, 2013.

            Allen lives full-time in the Seattle area, where he has a sprawling, state-of-the-art residence on tony Mercer Island, with a yacht parked out front. He also owns multi-million-dollar properties all over the world, including Cap Ferrat in France, Hawaii, Malibu, Manhattan, Idaho, Beverly Hills and London.

            Aside from his residences, Allen has a world-class collection of World War II aircraft, a fleet of private jets and two yachts. A yachting enthusiast, he has a 303-foot-long, $125 million yacht named Tatoosh, and a 414-foot long superyacht named Octopus. Octopus costs an estimated $400,000 a week to operate.

            Allen started on his road to riches in 1975, when he co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. In 1983, he he left the company after a cancer diagnosis, which he battled successfully. Allen is still a major Microsoft shareholder and an avid investor.  Since the 80′s, he has been involved in a strong of high-profile investments, including buying the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team in 1988, the Seattle Seahawks NFL team in 1997, and co-founding the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project Museum in 2000 in Seattle.

            Allen recently opened an arm of his investment firm, Vulcan Capital, in Palo Alto, to “focus on expanding the firm’s investments in the Internet and technology sectors,” according to a corporate announcement. With that entree into Silicon Valley, his newest purchase in nearby Atherton makes sense.

            Allen’s brand new Northern California property was listed in late September for $31.8 million, but Allen ended up closing the deal for $27 million. The newly-built estate sits on an impressive 1.97 acre lot, and has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a spa, theater and 7 fireplaces in the 22,005 square foot main home. Adjacent, the guest home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and a 5-car garage that also includes a House Manager Suite.

            Images via property developer Pacific Peninsula Group.

              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: , , , , , , , , ,

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              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: , , , , , ,

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                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.

                  Scottish Funnyman Craig Ferguson Sells And Buys In the ‘Highlands’ of Hollywood

                  Posted by Matt  |  June 5, 2013  |  1:06 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                  Craig Ferguson

                  Hollywood Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Host of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

                  Home Stats

                  8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 6,766 square feet

                  Price

                  $4,100,000

                  When late night talk show host Craig Ferguson opens The Late Late Show you can see the dotted lights of what appears to be the Hollywood Hills in the backdrop of his set. These might be staged, but in reality, this is where Ferguson calls home as he has recently sold and again bought in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles.

                  As we covered on the Luxe Blog last June, Ferguson put his 1930′s Spanish-style home on the market for a cool $1,195,000 and it has just recently sold for $1,740,000. Despite the lowered price, it still netted a nice profit for the savvy comedian, who purchased the home for only $569,000 in 1997.

                  Ferguson is now putting down deeper roots in the Hollywood Hills with the latest purchase of a fabulous new $4 million dollar home - one more than twice as large as his last one.

                  This 6,766 square-foot craftsman style home is set on a secluded property at the end of a private lane, the perfect retreat for someone who spends each weeknight broadcast into the homes of millions of Americans. The main home features eight bedrooms, nine bath, beautiful wood beams and other rustic features, as well as large windows and French doors that let in breezes and that world famous Southern California sunshine.

                  Step outside and you can enjoy incredible view of Los Angeles and the canyon where the home is situated, walk the manicured grounds to clear your head, or jump in the pool to cool off. Incredibly, there are three guesthouses on the property, which provides endless opportunities for entertaining.

                  Images via the MLS

                   

                    Scary Movie Star Anna Faris Selling House Next Door For $2.3 Million

                    Posted by Vanessa  |  June 5, 2013  |  12:08 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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                    Anna Faris

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actress starring in Scary Movie, The House Bunny

                    Home Stats

                    3-bedroom, 2.5 bath, Zen-like retreat

                    Price

                    $2,295,000

                    Earlier this year, comedic couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt purchased a three-bedroom and three-and-a-half bathroom mini-estate from Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino paying $325,000 more than the asking price. The aggressive buying tactic came as no surprise to Faris because she was determined to stay in the same city, the same neighborhood and the same street as her previous home. To do just that, she obviously needed to snag the home next door!

                    Buying your next door neighbor’s home has become quite a Hollywood trend. Some celebs just fall in love with their block, yet others have plans to combine the homes and build massive compounds.

                    The former was the case for Faris as her former home was purchased with her ex-husband Ben Indra. With no compound plans in sight, the exes have now decided to list their former home on the open market for nearly $2.3 million.

                    The Mid-Century, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is nestled in the lower part of Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills and sits on about an acre of Zen-like landscaping. An open floor plan, hardwood floors and glass walls give the 2,563 square-foot home character and charm allowing for plenty of natural sunlight to shine throughout. The master suite includes a private patio, spa-like bath and steam shower.

                    A large, eat-in gourmet kitchen comes equip with Sub-Zero appliances and granite counters. A large glass wall opening leads to the crown jewel of the home: the outdoor private gardens. The lush exterior includes an array of green shrubbery and various trails and steps leading to a Bocce Court, pool, fire pits and fountain.

                      Music Mogul Irving Azoff Lays Down $16 Million For Holmby Hills Mansion

                      Posted by Matt  |  May 20, 2013  |  5:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                      Irving Azoff

                      Los Angeles, California

                      Most Known For

                      Former CEO of Ticketmaster, manager to dozens of music luminaries

                      Home Stats

                      5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 1.5 acres

                      Price

                      $16,000,000

                      You might not know his name, but if you’re a music fan you most likely have purchased something from him. Irving Azoff is one of the most influential people in the music business, with a recent article in Billboard naming him as THE #1 most powerful.

                      Azoff got his start managing musicians and his former clients list looks like a who’s who of the music world, with names such as:  Christina AguileraJourneyJewel, the EaglesBushREO SpeedwagonSeal, Van HalenNeil DiamondNew Kids on the BlockSteely Dan and New Edition.

                      After managing all these luminaries, Azoff also served as CEO of Ticketmaster Entertainment and Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment. So, even if you weren’t buying music from any of these artists you have likely been to a concert that required buying tickets through one of these other companies.

                      One can assume that Mr. Azoff has been well compensated for his work over the years and this $16m mansion proves it. The home is located in the increasingly swanky Holmby Hills area, on a massive 1.5 manicured acres. The sleek, modern styled villa is situated behind a gate and designed for privacy. It features 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms with high ceilings and large windows throughout.

                      The chef’s kitchen is stunning and includes all of the high-end appliances that you would expect. After dinner, retire to the master wing that features a large master bedroom, his and her baths and a study that overlooks the grounds.

                      The home is rich with amenities including formal dining and breakfast rooms, library, family room with bar, covered outdoor patio, full-sized gym, pool, spa, pool house and guest house.

                      Images via the MLS.