Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tintin Drawing Sold for Over $1.5 Million at Auction

Photograph: Hergé/Moulinsart
In 1929, the Belgian cartoonist Hergé created Tintin, a cartoon hero from a comics series. Tintin is a reporter who travels around the world, accompanied by his dog Snowy.

The original artwork from Explorers on the Moon was sold at auction in Paris. The estimated sales price was expected to be between 700,000 euros and 900,000 euros.

There was intensive bidding for the item, which was hammered at 1.5 million euros, about $1.64 million, a world's record for a comic strip.  

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Florida Island Just Listed on eBay

If you have ever wanted your own island, one that is part of the United States, you now have an opportunity. Gopher Key Island, located in Monroe County in the Florida Keys, is being offered on eBay.

Although it is a remote private island, filled with mangroves and trees, it is very close to Cudjoe Key.

The island includes a campsite, a cove, and a sandy area.

The price for this great location is only $3,450,000.00. The listing ends December 5.

If you are looking for a present for the billionaire who has everything, this island could be just the gift, just in time for Christmas.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Best Holiday Gifts from Neiman Marcus

For billionaires looking for the perfect gift, look no further than the Fantasy Gifts from Neiman Marcus, which is offering everything from a walk on role in a popular musical, a week's stay at three British estates, a Grammy Awards experience, or my favorite, a gold private plane.



Here are some of the details. For $30,000, you can get a walk on role in the smash hit musical Waitress.

Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? How about a week of luxurious living at three different English country estates? The price is only $700,000.



If you have ever wanted to attend the Grammy Awards? Neiman Marcus is offering an exclusive trip to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, including a stay at The Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel, all for only $500,000.

Finally, a rose gold plane. For $1,500,000, a Cobalt Valkyrie-X private plane, one of the fastest piston aircraft in the world.

Pictures courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The $3 Million Emerald and Diamond Bra

The 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will be held in Paris for the first time, featuring Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and Lily Aldridge, along with several other models who will be appearing for the first time.


One of the highlights of the event is the Emerald and Diamond Bra. The model who is lucky enough to wear this beautiful lingerie is Jasmine Tookes, the brown hair brown eyed 24 year old model, who was born in Huntington Beach, California.

This bra is made with 9,000 gemstones totaling 450 carats. This masterpiece took about 700 hours to produce. It is available for only $3 million, and would make a great holiday gift.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Johnny Depp’s Collection of 5 Penthouses for $12.78 Million



Buy Johnny Depp's French Village or LA Condo Set



Widely considered as one of Hollywood's best actors and box office stars with Golden Globe and Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, Johnny Depp has made headlines from his movies, love life and his interesting real estate holdings, which include his private island in the Bahamas. 



During his years with French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, Depp purchased an entire French village which is now on the market at $55.5 million. 



Also on the market at $12.78 million, Depp's five multi-storied, side-by-side penthouse units is one of  LA's best examples of Art Deco architecture.

For more information, go to toptenrealestatedeals.com.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Now You Can Buy Europe’s Most Expensive Home: Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace




Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace

Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace is Europe’s most expensive home and currently for sale at $456 million; featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

Round houses were the architecture of choice for eons dating back before the Iron Age. They were built in Europe, Africa, Polynesia and almost anywhere humans congregated. In John Hawkesworth’s “The Flame Trees of Thika,” it was duly noted that Afrikaners believed evil spirits would collect and live in the corners of square homes and couldn’t understand the British penchant for residing in square buildings.

Mid-century architect Antti Lovag expressed similar feelings when he designed Le Palais Bulles - the Bubble Palace - in Cannes, France, which was built between 1975 and 1989. He concluded that “ . . human beings have confined themselves to cubes full of dead ends and angles that impede our movement and break our harmony.” 

He went on to say that the straight line was “an aggression against nature.” Another in agreement was fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who purchased Le Palais Bulles at auction in the early 1990s as a vacation home. He was drawn to the property saying, “Round shapes have always inspired me,” and compared it to a woman’s body saying “. . . everything is absolutely sensual.” After all, Cardin did design the famous Bubble Dress in 1958 and is known for dressing The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Currently for sale and by far Europe’s most expensive home at approximately $456 million, the connecting bubbles representing one room each is spread over six levels on 1.75 acres on a cliff with 180-degree-views over the Mediterranean. With not a straight line on the property, the 10-bedroom residence has all spherical formal and private rooms including curved bathroom fixtures. 

The lush gardens contain ponds and swimming pools that artistically reflect the architecture both during the day and when lit at night. At the edge of the cliff is a 500-seat, open-air auditorium with spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the Bay of Cannes. Many notable events have been held here such as the recent Dior Resort Show and the James Bond 40th birthday event. On occasion, the estate has been rented to private individuals for $1,100 per night per person. Michaël Zingraf Real Estate in Cannes, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate for the South of France, holds the listing.

Pierre Cardin’s retreat in the South of France - for sale at $456 million - is Europe’s most expensive listing.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Luxury tech company Goldgenie opens its order book for iPhone 7 pre-orders


Apple sold over 13 million units within three days of their launch of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models. This was a phenomenal sales record and with the imminent release of their iPhone 7, demand is expected to meet an all-time high.

Goldgenie know from experience that when a new iPhone launches, demand for their luxury customised 24k gold embellished iPhones outstrips supply, so to avoid disappointment in getting your hands on an Apple iPhone 7 customised in genuine 24k Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum or even encrusted with certificate quality Diamonds, they are encouraging customers to secure their device which will include the iPhone 7 Plus and Pro versions when make them available for pre-order.

The company is launching the new iPhone 7 on August 25th, and you will be able to pre-order your device in a range of precious metal finishes directly online from www.goldgenie.com, as well as from their new luxury retail experience showroom situated at the new innovative shopping centre, the iMall, in the United Arab Emirates or from their London Victoria based offices with just a 50% deposit.

Goldgenie are working closely with several Apple re-sellers and have secured a commitment for devices the minute that they are available. This will mean that orders of the customised phone will be delivered to the customers who ordered early. The luxury brand is seeking only a 50% deposit to secure the new iPhone 7. The skilled artisans at Goldgenie will then hand craft and customise your phone in your chosen finish which can also include personalisation of images, company logo or even your signature laser engraved onto your device.

Founded in 1995 this pioneering luxury gift and customisation company has earned an unprecedented reputation as the go-to customisation service for luxury cars, gadgets, bathroom accessories, antiques, jewellery and even religious artefacts.

In preparation for the iPhone 7 launch, Goldgenie have taken on several new International Master Franchise partners to help with the highly anticipated global demand for the iPhone 7, the most awaited smartphone for 2016.

Founder of Goldgenie Laban Roomes said, "We are very excited about the iPhone 7 and have had literally thousands of enquiries asking when our luxury customised range will be launched. Having customised the first iPhone when Apple launched their device in 2007, I predict this will be the best selling iPhone to date and so encourage our customers to not delay in pre-ordering from us when we open our order books later this month with just a 50% deposit to secure this highly anticipated luxury device”.

The iPhone 7, Plus and Pro will be available to pre-order from their website or luxury retail store in genuine 24k Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum in memory sizes 64gb and 128gb from August 25th. Prices will start from £2,400 or USD$3,100.

To pre-order your luxury iPhone 7 device go to their registration page which will change into the iPhone 7 pre-order page on August 25th 2016:  https://www.goldgenie.com/gold-iphone-7/ 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Buy Donald Trump's Home for $1.65 Million

Donald Trump's Childhood Home


How would you like to own a home that was the home of a presidential candidate? Well now is your chance.  Donald Trump's childhood home is for sale.

The New York City home in Queens where Donald Trump lived until age four is for sale at $1.65 million.

The six-bedroom, five-bath, tudor-style home includes a finished basement and hardwood floors.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Why Don't You Buy Cher's 1970's Beverly Hills Mansion?


During Cher's fifty years as the Goddess of Pop, there is precious little in the creative world she hasn't accomplished. Starting out her singing career so shy on stage that she had to talk Sonny Bono into standing with her so she could look at him instead of the audience, to branching out as a soloist in the mid 1960s and on to award-winning actress on film, stage and television, 

Cher has successfully tested the water in multiple entertainment categories. Having hit their peak record sales in the early 1960s selling over 40 million records, their careers began to nose dive in the late '60s with the advent of hard rock and the surging drug culture. It wasn’t until the early '70s that they experienced a resurge in popularity with Cher's new exotic wardrobe, their hit television show, “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour,” and simultaneously cutting four new albums. However, with their marriage failing, Sonny and Cher divorced in 1975.

As a young girl whose mother was often divorced and short of money, Beverly Hills might as well have been on the moon. But by the 1970s, Cher had parlayed her talent and personality into wealth and was able to buy four acres of land on Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills, building a mansion that she was active in designing and decorating. Cher later sold the estate to Eddie Murphy. The current owners purchased the property in 1994 and began buying up the surrounding land and started the huge project of developing it into the 16-acre equestrian estate it is today.

Privately hidden from view by mature landscaping is the 20,000-square-foot main residence, currently at the beginning of an interior remodeling, with its 11 bedrooms, 17 baths, brick walls, stone flooring, wood-burning fireplaces and wood-beamed ceilings, combining the elements of elegance with rusticity. Outside are stone terraces, pool, spa and outdoor kitchen. The detached 7,000-square-foot guest house has exotic appeal with its walk-through arches, Moroccan tile, coffered ceilings, hand-carved wooden doors, five bedrooms and five baths. Also within the main house complex is a tennis court with seating and a large equestrian center with five stables and two riding rings. In addition to the rings, there is also a network of riding trails throughout the property.

The listing agent is Aaron Kirman of John Aaroe Group in Beverly Hills, California. Price is $85 million.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Buy Your Own Gated Rural Town for $1,000,000


It’s not the first time that an entire American town has gone on the auction block, but it might be the most unusual. Sugar Grove Station, West Virginia was originally a United States Navy military base to support part of the National Security Agency’s surveillance operation. Though the array of giant parabolic dishes that continue to track location and content of international telecommunications activity is still in operation and not part of the sale, they are completely obscured from view behind thick forest on their ridgetop one mile distant. When it became unnecessary to house related analytical staff at the base, it was retired in the fall of 2015 and put up for auction to the highest bidder over $1 million.

Built between 1960 and 2014, the fenced and gated rural town has private full-service utilities to support as many as 500 people on over 120 acres. Included are 80 homes on tree-lined residential streets in like-new condition, a swimming pool, bowling alley, youth daycare center, community center with fireplace which was designed to function as a restaurant with bar, a gym, full-sized indoor basketball court, tennis and racquetball courts, a football field, large playground with kiddie pool, and twelve guest cabins for visitors. There are also several large buildings for multiple use as well as a four-section hobby building for working on cars, woodworking shop and other creative pursuits. For community safety, a police station and fire station are already in place.

Sugar Grove is surrounded by the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests between the Allegheny Mountains and the south fork of the Potomac River. It is located within a 13,000-square-mile area known as the National Radio Quiet Zone, so cell phones, WiFi and any equipment operating on radio frequencies are restricted from use. The Quiet Zone was established in 1958 by Congress so as not to interfere with the operation of the nearby parabolic dishes or the National Radio Astronomy Observatory 30 miles away.
Former U.S. Navy base, Sugar Grove Station, perfect as a corporate retreat, academic campus, corporate training center or left to one’s imagination is up for auction by the U.S. General Services Administration with a minimum bid of $1 million. Auction ending date not yet determined.

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