Go Inside Mitt Romney’s New Park City, Utah Ski Mansion

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 8, 2013  |  10:28 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


    Mitt Romney

    Park City, UT

    Most Known For

    Accomplished businessman, Politician and GOP nominee who lost the 2012 presidential election to Barack Obama



    After his crushing defeat in the 2012 presidential race, GOP nominee Mitt Romney is recovering from the Presidential loss by splaying out some serious money for a gorgeous ski mansion in the Deer Valley resort of Park City, Utah.

    He may not be the leader of the free world, but he is now king of this castle, which was most recently listed for $8.9 million.

    The property records associated with the sale are vague, but according to Utah’s Park Record, this house on Silver Lake Drive has been linked to the Romneys. The home is registered to a firm called Deer Valley SR, LLC, and Utah state records name Mitt’s wife Ann Romney as the manager of that LLC.

    Park City is an obvious choice for another Romney family mansion. A devout Mormon with deep roots in Utah, Romney helped organize the Winter Olympics here in 2002, and from about 1999 to 2009, the family owned another equally lavish ski mansion a stone’s throw from these new digs.

    With 5 sons, 5 daughters-in-law and 23 grandchildren, the Romneys need space, which they’ll find in their new 8,730-square-foot ski-in/ski-out mansion. The six-bedroom home, built in 1991 from “whole logs and many local materials” was designed by architect Fred Babcock and the “Utah Rustic” interiors were designed by David Krajeski and were once featured in Architectural Digest.

    The Romneys have a substantial real estate portfolio that also includes homes in La Jolla, California, Boston, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

    Images via the Utah MLS.


      Bruce Willis Chops $2 Million Off Asking Price of Beverly Hills Hacienda

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 27, 2013  |  8:13 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

      Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

      Bruce Willis

      Beverly Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others

      Home Stats

      11 bedrooms, 10,379 square feet, pool



      In a housing market that’s going up, up, up, actor Bruce Willis is having a hard time selling his Beverly Hills mansion. Originally listed for $22 million in May 2013, Willis just chopped $2 million off the asking price of his sprawling, gated Beverly Hills hacienda.

      Willis slashed the price of the home in hopes that a lower price can get the deal done and he and wife Emma Hemming can fully enjoy East Coast life in their chic condo in New York City.

      Property records we peeped show that Willis paid $9 million for the estate way back in June 2004, when he bought the pad from movie industry titan Alan Ladd Jr.

      The 1928 Spanish-style residence sits on about an acre acre of flat land in a prime section of lower Beverly Hillsand has 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms spread out over 10,379 square feet of interior space that also includes a state-of-the-art screening room, his & hers bathrooms and two staff rooms. Outside, a large pool, tennis courts and the surrounding areas are an entertainer’s paradise.

      Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland is the listing agent.

        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: , , , , , , , , ,


          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



          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.

            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


            $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.

              Steve McQueen’s Former Idaho Ranch Lists For A Cool $7.4 Million

              Posted by Korina  |  August 1, 2013  |  2:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


              Steve McQueen

              Hailey, ID

              Most Known For

              Academy Award nominee, and "The King of Cool."

              Home Stats

              3,141 square foot mansion nestled on 500+ acres



              Once owned by legendary Hollywood actor and “The King Of Cool,” Steve McQueen, the 500+ acre Pioneer Moon Ranch in Hailey, ID just hit the market for $7.4 million!

              At the foot of the Pioneer Mountains, the well-maintained and tastefully improved ranch compound is situated between two branches of the East Fork and designed to maximize privacy and comfort – a must for a Hollywood retreat.

              The log home was built in 1990 and features 1,410+ square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Remodeled by the current owners in 2004, the home has a spacious kitchen, living/dining area with large river rock fireplace, and loft area used as a library, as well as a separate 1,731+ sq. ft. “annex” structure that lies next to the home and offers additional living, entertainment and storage space.  The annex blends seamlessly with the residence and features a living room with bar area, dining room, library, bedroom and 1.5 baths.  Both the residence and annex open to a well-manicured lawn complete with fire pit that is tailor made for an outdoor gathering of friends and family.

              An idyllic winter home, McQueen’s wife once told The Examiner that “When the snow falls, we don’t lose it for five months.” The future buyer of this ranch better have some serious faux fur at the ready.

              Additional secluded building sites exist on the ranch in the event an owner were interested in building a new main residence. Pioneer Moon Ranch lies in the center of one of Sun Valley’s most peaceful, secluded, and least developed areas and represents the largest property currently available for purchase in the upper Wood River Valley.

                Rocker John Fogerty ‘Unofficially’ Lists Beverly Hills Mansion For $23 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  July 26, 2013  |  11:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

                Alan Silfen

                John Fogerty

                Beverly Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Creedence Clearwater Revival rocker and solo artist

                Home Stats

                9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 16,000 square feet, pool



                Creedence Clearwater Revival rocker John Fogerty has ‘unofficially’ listed his massive Beverly Hills estate for $23 million. Marketed at as an off-market listing, Fogerty’s estate is for-sale, but it’s flying under-the-radar by staying off the open market as a pocket listing.

                A home this spectacular with that high of a price tag is hard to ignore, and Fogerty hopes qualified buyers will also take notice of his for-sale Tuscan mansion.

                Purchased by the “Proud Mary” rocker on November 20, 2002 for $2,900,000, the home at 2553 Summitridge Dr. had 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 13,476 square feet at the time he bought it. 10 years later, the home has undergone some gorgeous renovations that added an additional 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2,500 square feet to the residence.

                Now, the home sits on 3 meticulously landscaped acres and features a gated entrance and circular motor court with fountain leading to the garage motor court. Inside,  16,000 square feet of living space includes 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a 2-story foyer with fireplace, double-barrel vaulted main hallway, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with wine room, gourmet kitchen, 2-story family room with fireplace, wood paneled library with fireplace, home theater, 2nd floor lounge with wet bar, 4+ car garage and more.

                Outside, the property has an incredible entertainer’s yard with a covered loggia with fireplace, mosaic-tiled swimming pool with spa, expansive patio, children’s playground and outdoor dining and cooking areas. There is also a separate guest house with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room and kitchen.

                Images via Fogerty’s listing agent Billy Rose of The Agency

                  Not A Slam Dunk! Even With A $8M Price Chop, Michael Jordan’s Chicago-area Mansion Still Lingers On the Market

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 25, 2013  |  5:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

                  Michael Jordan

                  Highland Park, IL

                  Most Known For

                  NBA great and current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats

                  Home Stats

                  9 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, 27,648 square feet



                  Air Jordan is getting grounded in Illinois, where the sale of his 9 bedroom, 19 bathroom, 27,648 square foot Highland Park home is failing to take flight. The NBA great  listed his Chicago-area home at 2700 Point Drive in February 2012 for $29 million, and later slashed the price by $8 million, to bring it to its current asking price of $21 million…where it’s been lingering for months.

                  With an indoor basketball court, a 3-bedroom guesthouse, indoor/outdoor entertaining and pool area, outdoor tennis court, putting green, deep-water pond and 3 garages, the home is incredible – but is it worth the price? If Jordan gets his full asking price for the estate, it’d be a historic sale in the state of Illinois. According to MLS data from the past 25 years, only 8 homes have sold for more than $10 million and the last massive sale of this magnitude was in 2006, at the height of the national housing bubble.

                  Jordan custom built the home in 1995 and lived in it during his illustrious career with the Chicago Bulls. After his divorce from his first wire Juanita, retirement from the NBA and his new career as majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan has found himself a stunning new $2.8M lakefront estate on Lake Norman in Charlotte, NC. He’s also recently built a 38,000 square-foot estate in Jupiter, FL. With a new wife and a new life in North Carolina and Florida, Jordan’s more than ready to alley-opp this mansion over to a new owner.


                    Billy Joel Sells Miami Mansion To Italian Billionaire

                    Posted by Cristin  |  June 11, 2013  |  3:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                    Billy Joel

                    Miami Beach, FL

                    Most Known For

                    Crooning some of the most classic hits of all time

                    Home Stats

                    7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, 165 feet of water frontage



                    The ‘Piano Man’ is Movin Out!’ Singer Billy Joel has sold his nearly 9,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival style mansion on Miami Beach’s swanky La Gorce Island for just under $14,000,000. Property records show the buyer is the deep-pocketed Italian billionaire shoe and handbag mogul Diego Della Valle, who founded and still owns a controlling interest in the Italian luxury leather goods brand Tods.

                    Joel paid $13.5M in 2006 for the 8,880-square-foot Mediterranean-style home, set on a .67-acre slice of waterfront on the luxe, celeb-studded island of La Gorce.

                    The home boasts expansive open areas with breathtaking views of the bay. Home amenities include a luxurious bar with wine cellar, gourmet chefs kitchen, formal living and dining room, office and sumptuous master suite, all of which showcase the finest details and finishes. A must have in Miami, the home has 165 feet of water frontage and room for new owner Valle’s yacht.


                      Live Like An Action Hero In Bruce Willis’ $22 Million Beverly Hills Mansion

                      Posted by Cristin  |  May 29, 2013  |  5:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                      Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

                      Bruce Willis

                      Beverly Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others

                      Home Stats

                      11 bedrooms, 10,379 square feet, pool



                      Live like a real life action hero in Bruce Willis‘ newly listed $22 million-dollar Beverly Hills mansion. According to the Real Estalker, Willis and new-ish wife Emma Hemming are decamping from this West Coast oasis in favor of their chic condo in New York City.

                      Property records we peeped show that Willis paid $9 million for the estate way back in June 2004, when he bought the pad from movie industry titan Alan Ladd Jr.

                      The 1928 Spanish-style residence sits on about an acre acre of land in a prime section of lower Beverly Hills and has 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms spread out over 10,379 square feet of interior space. Outside, a large pool and the surrounding areas are an entertainer’s paradise.