Magnificent residence at Beverly Hills

Magnificent residence at Beverly Hills

A 23,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills has been listed for sale and already attracted a lot of potential buyers. The estate was developed by Bruce Makowsky and the asking price is $85 million. Located in the elite neighborhood of Trousdale Estates, the home adorns infinity edge pool with iPad-controlled fountains.

With majestic views of Malibu Beach and downtown Los Angeles this modern mansion has eight bedrooms, fifteen bathrooms, an underground beautiful garage, and an extraordinary movie theater with deluxe seating. The living room has a skylight and looks over the horizon, while a curved 54-foot (16-meter) glass wall opens to the infinity pool. A gym, game room and two fully stocked bars give the house an even greater charm. Simply, the game room is a haven for game lovers.

The home received a complete overhaul and it was designed to perfection. The fully modern open kitchen has 10 bar stools and nearly 180-degree view of downtown LA. There is also a special place in the house where you can showcase your cars. The wine cellar is stocked with Dom Perignon and Perrier-Jouet champagne along with Cohiba and Montecristo cigars. This luxurious paradise with all these things can really be yours, because the home is being sold fully furnished.

No doubt Makowsky has done a remarkable job and created a magnificent house, along with a lot of top architects and designers. Beverly Hills estate is now available in our shop. Check it out, and who knows, maybe for a few days you’ll drink Dom Perignon from your wine cellar and enjoy views of Malibu Beach and downtown Los Angeles.

Randy Johnson's Arizona giant home up for grabs at $25 million

Randy Johnson’s Arizona giant home up for grabs at $25 million

It seems that despite a many magnificent palaces, Randy’s extravagant home is considered to be one of the most luxurious currently on the market. Baseball legend Randy Johnson is selling his 25,000-square-foot Paradise Valley mansion for $25 million.

Situated on five acres, the home has seven bedrooms and twelve bathrooms. Johnson has a magnificent trophy room, adorned with baseball memorabilia, including his Cy Young Awards, a World Series trophy and jerseys from his two no-hitters, all decorated in high luxury and with a lot of style.

Randy Johnson’s Arizona home includes a game room, a Western-themed billiards parlor with a bar and a poker room. But that’s not all, there are also an elevator, recording studio, a separate stage with lighting and sound equipment and a collector’s musical instrument showroom (which currently displays guitars), fire pole between first floor and basement, a guest house and eight-car motor court as well as three-car garage . A 20-seat movie theater, a working ticket booth and a marquee is located on the lower level of the home.

A grandiose swimming pool with two-story water slide and a 1,746-square-foot separate fitness facility with a locker room and showers as well as a tennis court make this property even more gorgeous.

Miami's Historic La Brisa

Miami’s Historic La Brisa

Miami’s new gorgeous property selling for $65 million is located in the heart of Coconut Grove, aka “the original Miami.” Known as La Brisa, the historical mansion is the most expensive residence currently for sale in Miami-Dade County.

The 6.9-acre waterfront property features 13,800-square-foot residence and two-bedroom guest house. La Brisa offers 9 bedrooms, 8 full baths, three partial baths, and 16,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space. This amazing property offers views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, over 3,000 square feet of outdoor living space, a pool, a spa, and a private port that can accommodate a 70-foot yacht and offers direct ocean access.

The nine-bedroom residence sits upon an ancient coral reef approximately 23 feet above sea level. There are also the four-car garage, Key West-style quest cottage, the pool and sunken fire pit surrounded by an expensive patio made from coral stone.

La Brisa boasts a very colorful history. The land was first deeded in 1886 to Kirk Munroe, a famous author of children’s novels and book about Florida, and his wife Mary Barr Munroe. In 1920 they sold the land to John B. Semple, a Pittsburgh lawyer. Later the property was purchased by Henry Field, a grand-nephew of the founder of the Marshall Field’s department store chain.

Landmark Buzzards Bay masterpiece

Landmark Buzzards Bay masterpiece

Who wouldn’t like to have a grandiose property with 270-degree ocean views. This significant waterfront estate designed by Robert A.M. Stern located 187 Mishaum Point Road in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, known as Seapoint, stretches south into Buzzards Bay on nearly 10 acres at the tip of a peninsula. The daily dream property is currently listed for sale with the price tag of US$ 25 million.

This landmark property boasts over 1,500 feet of water frontage while the house is full of masterfully crafted details by leading artisans: a stone-and-driftwood fireplace by Lew French of Martha’s Vineyard, bullseye glass windows by a Kentucky glass artist, dining room floors with an intricate rope motif. The house also includes an unique bar shaped like the bow of a ship.

“To say Seapoint is impressively thought-out and well-built wouldn’t begin to express the true craftsmanship and detail poured into every corner of this estate,” noted Robert Kinlin, co-CEO of Robert Paul Properties. “I have been privileged to have listed some of the finest luxury properties from Cape Cod to Boston, and this property is truly one of the finest.”

An oceanfront infinity-edge pool, deep water dock and spacious guesthouse adorn the property outside while the interior of the house is flawlessly decorated. A masterfully carved mantel piece in the living room is adorned with shells and mermaids.

The Waldorf Astoria sold for $1.95 billion

The Waldorf Astoria sold for $1.95 billion

Hilton Worldwide is selling its famously called “the greatest of them all”, the Waldorf Astoria hotel, to Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $1.95 billion. This definitely put the Waldorf Astoria on a list of most expensive hotel ever sold in the U.S.

The Waldorf Astoria New York, on Park Avenue in Manhattan opened in 1931. At the time it was the tallest and largest hotel in the world. As part of the deal, Hilton will continue to operate the property for 100 years and the hotel will undergo a major renovation. The iconic hotel was featured in a 1945 film staring Ginger Rogers called “Week-end at the Waldorf,” and it features the most elite New York’s restaurants such as Peacock Alley, Bull and Bear Prime Steakhouse and Oscar’s. Its $1,000-per-week Suite 2728 was home to Marilyn Monroe in 1955 after she left behind her troubled life in Hollywood.

“This relationship represents a unique opportunity for our organizations to work together to finally maximize the full value of this iconic asset on a full city block in Midtown Manhattan,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive of Hilton Worldwide.

Designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, the first 13-story Waldorf Hotel was opened on March 1893 at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 33rd Street, on the site where millionaire developer William Waldorf Astor had his mansion.

Historic Villa Maria Estate in Water Mill

Historic Villa Maria Estate in Water Mill

Villa Maria in Water Mill, New York was built as a private residence in 1887. This magnificent waterfront estate has glorious views of Mecox Bay. The present owners purchased this spectacular property in 2005 and began a 6-year project to restore the home into a splendid 21st century estate.

Frank Freeman transformed the house-it doubled in size, and acquired a large living wing, two story staircase in a grand entrance hall, and added leafy stone capitals copied from an ancient Greek clock tower and a ballroom crowned by deep coffers. The property is listed for sale and the asking price is $69 million. The residence is offered on 11 acres with a waterside pool, pool cabana, tennis court and a wonderful two-bedroom guesthouse.

The residence has been expanded to 22,000 square feet, with 11 bedrooms- including a glorious 6-room master suite, with a custom marble tub in the master bathroom. Villa Maria also features a handmade stone and wrought iron staircase and a stunning 60 foot living room with original fresco details.

“The idea was restrained elegance—to modernize the house completely but without touch screens everywhere,” says the architect Andre Tchelistcheff, who has worked for four years on the restoration of this beautiful estate. There is also a large stone terrace overlooking the wide lawn and bay.


Zaha Hadid unveils “Blooming” towers

Zaha Hadid has unveiled her latest design for a series of riverside towers in Brisbane, Australia. The Pritzker Prize winner’s proposal comprises three magnificent towers. “Our vision is to create a vibrant urban village which sensitively activates its urban and riverfront context through compelling architecture and landscape design,” said Sunland Managing Director, Sahba Abedian.

The ‘Blooming’ towers in Australia would hold 486 apartments and eight riverfront villas. The $420 million project is being proposed by property developer Sunland Group. The property will also include 7,300 square meters of landscaped public parkland in the area of Toowong.

“The design tapers each structure to minimize their footprint and open the riverfront to the public; creating a vibrant civic space for Toowong within a new riverside park,” said Hadid.
You probably remember the amazing yacht concept by this extremely talented architect. If you haven’t heard about it yet, then check out the story “Zaha Hadid superyacht for Blohm + Voss“. The City of Dreams Hotel Tower in Macau is another of her fantastic projects which will house 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas!

Grand penthouse at the Pierre Hotel

Grand penthouse at the Pierre Hotel

The Pierre was opened in 1930 and designed by Schultze & Weaver. The hotel is located at 2 East 61st Street at the intersection of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. The Pierre has frequently appeared as a setting in many films and televisions series. The penthouse located at this luxury hotel which encompasses the entire 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors is for sale and the price tag is $95,000,000!

On the very beginning we have to mention the private entrance which has a Versailles wood patterned floor and opens up into a Byzantine-tiled mosaic floor. It looks stunning! The triplex apartment has sweeping 360-degree views of Central Park and the surrounding city. It boasts five bedrooms, six full baths, staff quarters, five fireplaces, four terraces (including two off the master suite), a grand marble staircase and a private interior elevator.

There are 16 grand rooms in this residence and a 3,500-square foot grand salon which was once used as a ballroom. The private elevator traverse only between the three floors of the penthouse. Through the entire penthouse, the living room is considered to be the most magnificent privately owned room in the world.

A library with 18th-century paneling adds just a little more glamorous shine to this magnificent penthouse. This property that spans 12,000 square feet stretched across three floors and was owned by stock market analyst Martin Zweig, who predicted the 1987 market crash three days before it happened. The grand penthouse at the Pierre Hotel is now available in our shop, so check it out!


The magnificent Rancho San Carlos estate asking $125 million

A once-in-a-lifetime estate, has been nearly 100 years under the ownership of one family. Rancho San Carlos estate was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931 with an approx. 29,483-sq.ft. exquisite main residence comprised of over 30 rooms. This unique property boasts a prestigious historical significance and exceptional architecture.

Rancho San Carlos, an approx. 237-acre estate property, has magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and ocean. It features 11 homes on the property, a small office building, horse facilities, and about 100 acres of citrus and avocado orchards. The tower office is accessible only from the master suite by an exterior staircase.

The house has an English-style pub downstairs, accessed by a hidden door, and below the pub is an underground badminton court with an observation gallery. The equestrian facilities include two stables, a 10-stall round barn built in 1928, an 11-stall wood-and-stucco barn, and an 11,250-square-foot covered riding arena built in 1930. Inside the massive house are crystal chandeliers, hand-painted murals in the bedrooms and oak-paneled formal rooms.

The extensive property was built for a rancher and property investor named Charles H. Jackson Jr. and his wife Ann, who bought the estate together back in the ‘20s. One of the listing agents, Suzanne Perkins, confirms that this is the most expensive property ever in Montecito.

A fascinating $139 MILLION PALACE

A fascinating $139 Million Palace

Le Palais Royal, one of the most expensive home for sale currently on the US market, is everything that you have ever dreamed of. A 60,000-square-foot Beaux Arts mansion with a 22-carat gold-leaf entrance gate lies on 4.4 acres on Millionaires Mile in Hillsboro Beach, Florida, halfway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.

“Le Palais Royal is to be the most expensive listing on the market in America, and was designed to be fit for royalty and the upmost refined individual. It is a true extension of a life well-lived,” said William P.D. Pierce, the home’s listing agent. “This grand palace will be a landmark that rivals Europe’s greatest palaces. A true masterpiece, it is adorned with custom detailing exclusive to its design and incomparable finishes.”

Inside the palace you can find 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, three master bedroom suites and one presidential master suite, each with a Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway. Six magnificent waterfalls adorn the exterior. The doors open beneath a $2 million marble staircase with steel-iron railing and gold leaf, which took craftsmen more than two years to construct. The amazing Le Salon has mesmerizing panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. This stunning palace features the world’s first ever IMAX Theater contracted for private use.

The 4,500-square-foot infinity edge pool with a 12-foot cascading waterfall, double loop LED-lit waterslide, an outdoor Jacuzzi positioned above a waterfall, fire pit and swim-up bar for outdoor entertaining make this place even more superior. The palace was built for the royal life and with every part exudes incredible luxury and style. Currently under the final phase of construction and slated for completion before the end of 2015, says listing agent William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

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