Sunday, May 8, 2016

Cary Grant’s Palm Springs Movie Colony Home Is For Sale

Cary Grant’s longtime home in the Palm Springs Movie Colony is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com


Cary Grant House

“Cary Grant’s Movie Colony Home”

A British subject by birth with the given name of Archibald Alexander Leach, Cary Grant had a miserable childhood. His father was an alcoholic who committed his mother to an institution for chronic depression, telling Grant she was dead. At that point, his father essentially gave him away to a Vaudeville theater troupe at the age of six, with whom he lived and spent many years traveling and performing. When the troupe performed in New York, he fell in love with the city and decided to stay. It was the beginning of a prolific stage career that led to a Hollywood screen test and memorable films including “Notorious,” “An Affair to Remember,” “North by Northwest” and “Charade.” Grant was nominated for two Oscars and five Golden Globe Awards but never won. In 1970, Frank Sinatra presented him with an honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards.

Out of five marriages, only his fourth marriage to actress Dyan Cannon produced a child, Jennifer. He retired in 1966 in order to raise her, not wanting Jennifer's childhood to be anything like his own. One of the most important actors of the Golden Age of Film, Grant died in 1985 at the age of 82, still almost as handsome as he was at age 35 but with a shock of thick, carefully coiffed white hair.

Grant attained great wealth through his acting career and was a perfectionist when it came to clothing, cars and homes. He owned two Rolls Royces and homes in Beverly Hills, Malibu and Palm Springs. His Palm Springs home, where he lived for most of his retirement years, is now for sale.

Cary Grant Pool
Palm Springs was a popular desert vacation home for many Hollywood stars in the 1950s and no one had more A-list friends than Grant including Sophia Loren, Katharine Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Clark Gable. One of the home's casitas is named after his good buddy Alfred Hitchcock. The neighborhood is still known as the Movie Colony because so many Hollywood stars such as Cary, Jack Benny, Marilyn Monroe and Dinah Shore owned homes there.

Built in 1930 and designed by John Byers in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, the 6,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, six-bath residence is an exact replica of a 19th century Spanish farmhouse. Main features include thick stucco walls with original shutters, a 40-foot beamed ceiling in the great room, original terracotta floor tiles and fireplaces and a master suite with fireplace and balcony overlooking the pool. Carefully maintained and restored in 2009, the estate home, its two casitas and outdoor terraces and pool area is sited on 1.5 lush acres of mature landscape.

Cary Grant’s former romantic Palm Springs estate is listed by Eric Lavey and Mauricio Umansky of The Agency in Beverly Hills. Priced at $3.495 million.  

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jennifer Lopez's Hidden Hills Mansion is Available


Fresh from the final airing of American Idol where she has been a fan-favorite judge for five years, Jennifer Lopez might be America’s favorite do-it-all singer, dancer and actress since Doris Day was a best-selling recording artist and the #1 box-office star in the 1950s and ‘60s. Just as inspired and full of energy as she was at 15 when, against her parents’ warnings, she decided she wanted to be a professional entertainer, Jennifer recently started her All I Have Las Vegas residency at the AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. And, after a hiatus of six years, she just re-signed with Epic Records for a multi-album deal. In the business world, Jennifer has her own production company, clothing line, cell phone company and a best-selling fragrance line.

While it might seem that Jennifer doesn’t have time to sleep, she and then-husband Marc Anthony bought a home with nine bedrooms in ritzy Hidden Hills, California in 2010. Divorced from Marc in 2014, Lopez listed the estate in early 2015 for sale at $17 million. Since that time it has been on and off the market and has recently been relisted and reduced. The home is located in the Ashley Ridge section of the equestrian community, a bedroom neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Sited on over three gated acres overlooking lush green tree tops and panoramic mountain and city views, Jennifer designed the home for the way she wanted to live, work and raise her children. In addition to the nine bedrooms, the 17,129-square-foot traditional-style home has thirteen baths, formal living and dining rooms, a large gourmet kitchen and adjoining family room that opens to the outdoor living room and pool area. The master suite has an additional sitting room, large closets, private terrace and master bath. But the pièce de résistance is the entertainment wing separated by a breezeway from the main house. This wing contains a bar, game area, a 20-seat movie theater, gym, dance studio with its own laundry facilities and kitchenette, dressing room, closet wing, recording studio with sound booth, beauty salon and large guest suite. The house has eight fireplaces and an eight-car garage with large motor court. Outside is the pool and spa, long brick driveway, large expanses of grassy lawn, children’s play area, outdoor kitchen, mature plantings and access to riding trails. Her neighbors include Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson.


Jennifer Lopez’s work, live and play Hidden Hills estate is listed by Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, and Tomer Fridman of Ewing Sotheby's International Realty. Originally listed at $17 million, the home has been relisted at $12.5 million.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

You Can Buy the House of Jackie Gleason, Mike Tyson, Julia Roberts, Jackie Collins


“Jackie Gleason's Final Florida Home”

One of the most innovative and popular television entertainers of the 1950s and '60s,  Jackie Gleason, lovingly referred to as Mr. Saturday Night, was born 100 years ago in 1916. His final Florida home, almost unchanged since he died in 1987, is for sale.

“The Jackie Gleason Show,” with the second highest ratings in 1955, was dominated by Jackie who not only was a huge man but with an even larger and brash personality. He never rehearsed with the cast but adlibbed his way through the show making each performance a surprise to his director. His shows consisted of song, flashy dance numbers by The June Taylor Dancers, celebrity guests who enjoyed appearing in his comedy routines and his special characters such as Ralph Kramden in “The Honeymooners” skits.
Until 1964, Gleason’s variety show was recorded with live audiences at Studio 50 in New York City. But then a friend told him he could play golf all year in Florida so Jackie loaded his cast and crew onto train cars and set off for Miami. There he performed his show at the Miami Beach Auditorium, now the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts, until 1970.

Jackie Gleason fell in love with Miami and Miami Beach, its most popular celebrity and staunchest supporter who drew tourists and new residents while spending as many hours on the golf course as possible. In 1971, Jackie moved a bit north to the Inverrary golf community near Fort Lauderdale where he hosted the PGA Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic attracting the big name golf pros, celebrities such as Bob Hope and Joe Namath, and politicians including Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. It was his last home and where he lived with the one true love of his life, Marilyn Taylor (June Taylor’s little sister), who he fell in love with in the 1950s but couldn’t marry until 1974 due to divorce/marriage restrictions by the Catholic Church. Marilyn continued to live in the house for several years after Jackie’s death and sold it with the condition that everything in the house would remain, including furniture and Jackie’s personal mementos. The buyer agreed, and now upon his death, the house is once again for sale.

Only a few steps from Inverrary Golf Course, the 4,123-square-foot home has six bedrooms, three bathrooms and Jackie’s famous entertainment room with sunken bar and chairs that fit up to the bar “preventing one from falling off” should they enjoy a little too much. Most of Jackie’s and Marilyn’s furnishings and decor are still intact.

The Great One’s last party and golf lake home in Lauderhill, Florida is for sale, priced at $299,000. The listing agent is Andres Aguilera with Bayview Realty in Hollywood, Florida.


“Mike Tyson's Las Vegas Home”

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has made his home in the wealthy Las Vegas bedroom community of Henderson, Nevada since 2008. Retired from boxing in 2006, Mike holds a career record of 50 wins, including 44 knockouts, in 58 career bouts. Tyson traveled a long rough road from troubled Brooklyn street kid orphaned at age 16 to a brilliant boxing career and later controversy about his outrageous conduct in his personal life and in the ring. Loved by much of the media and millions of fans, Tyson has performed as an actor in “The Hangover,” a comedian and singer on late-night television, best-selling author, a one-man Broadway show and a video game character.

He has recently purchased another larger home in Henderson and has placed his current house on the market. Only 16 miles from downtown Las Vegas, Henderson is a good location for the changed Baddest Man on the Planet - a quiet, upscale family life and raising children away from the Vegas glitz and glitter. Henderson is near the top of the FBI safest cities to live in the United States, making it attractive to celebrities and Las Vegas gambling executives.

Now for sale, Tyson’s 5,800-square-foot contemporary home on a third acre has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and three fireplaces. The two-story house is industrially styled with skybridges, open ductwork and vaulted ceilings with materials of marble, wood, steel and slate. Outside is a pool with waterfall and two spas. Iron Mike’s Las Vegas area home is for sale priced at $1.5 million.


“Julia Roberts' Beach Home”

“Pretty Woman” star Julia Roberts purchased a beachfront property on Hanalei Bay, Kauai in 2011, the original vacation property owned in 1915 by the family of sugar plantation manager H.P. Fayé. Fayé built a large beachfront home for his family of ten and a small house for the servants they would bring with them. Their summers were filled with fishing, games, relaxation and enjoyable socializing with other sugar executive families who also had vacation homes on the bay. In 1957, a tidal wave washed the main home to the back of the property but the top floor was left intact. 

The family decided that instead of reconstructing the original, they would instead turn the top floor into a house and continued using the property until 2011, when it was finally put up for sale. Julia Roberts was the buyer, and although the property is permitted for up to 9,000 square feet of living space on the two acres allowing for additional buildings and a swimming pool, Julia left the historic property in its original form. Existing structures consist of 3,792 square feet with seven bedrooms and four bathrooms on two acres with approximately 200 feet of beach.

With Julia’s attention focused on her new Malibu beach house, she put her Hawaiian retreat back on the market in 2015 for $29.85 million. Yet without a buyer, she recently reduced the price to $21.95 million.


“Jackie Collins’ Beverly Hills Mansion”

Queen of Hollywood romance, steamy sex and scandal novels, author Jackie Collins, took her readers to Hollywood behind the celebrity scenes. Though born and raised in London, Jackie followed her older sister, actress Joan Collins, to Tinseltown in the 1960s. At first, Jackie had tried acting but after a number of B-rated films and television series, she realized it wasn’t her talent. However, what she had learned about celebrities behind closed doors inspired her to start writing books about what she knew.

Jackie’s mother was a nightclub hostess and father a show-business manager whose clients included the Beatles and Tom Jones. In her teen years, Jackie was expelled from an all-girls London prep school amid rumors of an affair with 29-year-old Marlon Brando. Her second husband of 26 years (her first husband died of a drug overdose soon after their divorce) was Oscar Lerman, a nightclub owner who convinced Jackie to give up acting and become a writer. Her first novel, “The World Is Full of Married Men,” about a married London middle-aged advertising executive who falls for a much younger woman was published in 1968 and made the “New York Times” bestseller list. The content was so hot that it was banned in Australia and South Africa. 

Collins went on to write 32 novels garnering 500 million in sales worldwide. Several of her novels and screenplays were made into films and television mini-series. Her most successful book was 1983’s “Hollywood Wives” that hit #1 on the “New York Times” bestseller list, sold over 15 million copies and became a hit television series starring Candice Bergen and Suzanne Somers. Jackie updated the format in 2001 to “Hollywood Wives: The New Generation,” also made into a television movie starring Farrah Fawcett.
Jackie’s last novel was “The Santangelos,” the last of a series, published in 2015. She died that same year after a six-year battle with breast cancer. It is said that only her three daughters knew about the cancer and that she finally told her sister about it two weeks before she died. Her family has recently put her custom-designed Beverly Hills mansion on the market.

Jackie purchased the land for her dream home in the late 1980s for $3 million, but it wasn’t until 1991 that the contemporary mansion was built. By that time, Jackie had been inside practically every star-studded mansion at Hollywood parties and knew exactly what she wanted. The Collins sisters thrived on glamour and Jackie wanted to be surrounded by it.

Sited on a prime gated lot of just under an acre, the 21,784-square-foot home has eight bedrooms, fifteen baths and a dramatic two-story entry art gallery that connects to major rooms. Included is a guest apartment, offices, gym, screening room and a large chef’s kitchen with three islands. The master suite attests to Jackie’s glamorous lifestyle with living room, office, his-and-her baths and large walk-in closets. The balconies overlook the grounds with views of the Hollywood Hills.

The perfect setting for a Jackie Collins novel, her custom Hollywood mansion is priced at $24.5 million. Susan Smith and Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, hold the listing.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Buy Your Own Baseball Field - Baseball Mansion Auction

Southern California Mansion with Pro Baseball Field Going to Auction



The Southern California mansion of sports agent Jonathan Weisz with pro-style baseball field and lighted batting cage is going to auction on February 23rd. 

It's baseball spring training time in Florida and Arizona. The time of year when fans in the cold big league baseball towns such as Detroit, Toronto, Milwaukee and Boston realize that winter won't last much longer and hope that their favorite team has enough pitching to last into October and maybe the World Series. Always an optimistic time for fans, many baseball experts are even picking the Chicago Cubs to win it all this year for the first time since 1908.

Just in time for spring training, a Southern California mansion with a pro-style baseball field and lighted batting cage is going to auction on February 23rd.

Located about a half hour north of San Diego in a gated community called the Heritage in Poway, California, it’s baseball season all year with the local spring-like temperatures and plenty of sun. Not hard to round up a casual game considering it’s a popular neighborhood for many professional athletes and was chosen by sports agent Jonathan Weisz for his own palatial residence. Ideally situated on a hill crest looking down over two valleys, the 42-acre estate contains the three-story Mediterranean-style main house, separate guest house, stables with an apartment, grazing pastures, riding ring, trails, a half basketball court and the major league-sized baseball field that comes with its own lighted batting cage. 

With living space totaling 18,000 square feet, the property has six bedrooms and fourteen baths, along with luxurious living spaces including a pool with a lazy river configuration and waterslide as part of the main house, a game room, media room, wine cellar, full gym with sauna and steam shower.

Currently listed for sale at $8.995 million, the estate will be put up for auction on February 23rd with a starting bid of $3.2 million. Anna Houssels and Brittany Hahn, in cooperation with Mary Jo Atkins of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, are handling the sale and auction.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Robin Williams' Napa Vineyard Estate Sold $18.1 Million

“Robin Williams' Napa Estate”


When Robin Williams died in 2014, he left behind hundreds of friends, millions of fans, a long legacy of stand-up comedy, several classic movies and a home in the Napa Valley that has just sold after almost four years on the market. Robin built Villa Sorriso (Villa of Smiles) in the early 2000s while married to his second wife, Marsha Garces. They divorced in 2010 and he married Susan Schneider in 2011. With extensive marital debts and most of his big movie and television roles gone, Robin put the estate on the market in 2012 at $35 million. With no buyer, he took it off the market and relisted it several months later at $29.9 million. After his suicide in 2014, the home passed to his three children who lowered the price to $25.9 million and months later to $22.9 million. The vineyard estate recently sold for $18.1 million to French winemakers Alfred Tesseron and his niece Melanie Tesseron.

Villa Sorriso is located in the Mayacama Mountains, straddling the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, set majestically among 23 acres of vineyards and olive groves on 653 acres. Views over the valley are classic Napa and the land is blessed with a natural spring-fed fishing pond, groomed and landscaped grounds with tennis court, large infinity-edge pool, nine-stall horse barn and riding trails. There are over 100 olive trees which can produce 30-50 gallons of oil per year, approximately 18.4 acres of vineyards producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc wines. The three-level Mediterranean-style villa measures about 20,000 square feet with five bedrooms and eleven baths. It has a picturesque bell tower, a 12-seat theater, billiards room and climate-controlled cellars. The separate guest house includes four additional bedrooms.

Although Robin’s estate sold at a substantial discount from the original $35 million list, the value of Napa area boutique vineyards has fallen after surging during the early 2000s. NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana tried to sell his 9,700-square-foot Montana Villa estate with 17 horse stalls, olive tree farm, moat and drawbridge in 2009 for $49 million, later reduced to $35 million in 2011 and taken off the market in 2012. The Robert Mondavi 11,900-square-foot home on 53 acres with guest house, pool and tennis courts went on the market in 2010 at $25.9 million but didn’t sell, eventually going to auction where it sold for less than the reserve price of $13.9 million.

The Tesserons own and operate Château Pontet-Canet, a vineyard and winery in the Bordeaux region of France. With today’s trend of natural wine growing, the family turned their French vineyard into an organic operation using biodynamics from the 1920’s agricultural lectures of Rudolf Steiner. This more traditional method of wine making includes working the vines with horses instead of tractors and controlling pests without chemicals. With such huge success in France, it is likely they will go the same route with Villa Sorriso.
Robin Williams’ Napa vineyard retreat has sold for $18.1 million. The listing agents were Joyce Rey and Cyd Greer of Coldwell Banker Previews International.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion For Sale at $200 Million

Other than President Obama's White House, the Playboy Mansion is the most famous home in
the United States. The dream home for millions of teen boys, their fathers and grandfathers is now for sale at $200 million.
Chicago native and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner bought the 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion on five acres in 1971 for $1.05 million and relocated full time from the original Playboy Mansion in Chicago in 1974. Built in 1927 for the son of Arthur Letts, who was the founder of Los Angeles department stores The Broadway and Bullocks, the home is located in the ritzy Holmby Hills neighborhood, an area that Letts kick-started in 1919 when he bought 400 acres of the Wolfskill Ranch. Neighbors include the Los Angels Country Club, UCLA and Beverly Hills.
Over the years, Hefner and Playboy Enterprises have spent millions of dollars to renovate, update and expand the estate which includes the 29-room mansion with six bedrooms and baths, a four-bedroom guest house, pool, tennis court, koi pond, catering kitchen, wine cellar with a secret door, gym, zoo facilities, theater with a built-in pipe organ, waterfall, four hot tubs, bathhouse and a grotto. Famous for years of celebrity parties, the home was a frequent star for television and movies including “Sex and the City,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Entourage” and “ESPN Friday Night Fights.”
While the mansion may soon have a new owner, Hefner isn't going anywhere as it is being sold as a life estate meaning that Hef, age 89, will be able to continue living at the home for the rest of his life. According to the official listing, “The Playboy Mansion has been a creative center for Hef as his residence and workplace for the past 40 years, as it will continue to be if the property is sold.”
Hef's home has replaced the South Florida mansion Le Palais Royal asking $159 million as the most expensive listed single-family home in the United States. The Playboy Mansion selling agents are Mauricio Umansky of The Agency and Drew Fenton and Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Billionaire Ken Fisher Speaks about the Stock Market, Annuities, Terrorism, Climate Change, and Debt

(Reprinted courtesy of Stockerblog.com)
The following fascinating interview was provided by Kenneth L. Fisher, head of the money management firm Fisher Investments, long time columnist for Forbes Magazine, billionaire, and author of numerous books. His latest book is Beat the Crowd: How You Can Out-Invest the Herd by Thinking Differently, which I highly recommend.

Ken Fisher
You may have seen him on TV commercials, or you may have spotted his magazine ads. If you are a reader of Forbes, you would definitely find his column. Fisher is on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans and Forbes world billionaires list. According to Investment Advisor magazine, he is one of the 30 most influential people in the investment advisory business over the last 30 years. Fisher is considered to be the largest wealth manager in the United States.

We cover a lot in this interview, including:
  • Whether or not we are still in a bull market
  • What it means to be a true contrarian
  • What the professional forecasters are predicting for the stock market this year (and why they are probably wrong)
  • Using the Leading Economics Index to predict the next few months
  • The concept of "not in the next 30 months"
  • Positive and negative "Elephants in the Room"
  • Concerns about the future consequences of punishing good banks for bailing out bad banks
  • Annuities, terrorism, climate change, debt, and much, much more.
Books by Ken Fisher

Here are some other books by Ken Fisher, which are worth checking out:

The Only Three Questions That Still Count: Investing By Knowing What Others Don't
(A great companion to the Beat the Crowd book.)

The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!)
(This is actually my favorite book of his, maybe because it is so different from all the other finance books. It basically tells you ten ways, with all the steps, to get really rich, including "marrying a billionaire." Lot's of insight and lots of humor.)

Markets Never Forget (But People Do): How Your Memory Is Costing You Money and Why This Time Isn't Different

The Little Book of Market Myths: How to Profit by Avoiding the Investing Mistakes Everyone Else Makes

Debunkery: Learn It, Do It, and Profit from It-Seeing Through Wall Street's Money-Killing Myths

How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud
(If you want to avoid getting ripped off, you really need to read this book.)

Other Books that Ken Fisher Recommends

In Chapter 8 of his Beat the Crowd book, he recommends several books for additional reading. Here are many of those books:

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Psychological Edge

Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street

That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Not Seen: The Unintended Consequences of Government Spending

How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy

Business Cycles

How to Lie with Statistics

A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960

Growth and Welfare in the American Past: A New Economic History
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America

The Interview

You will certainly enjoy all this great information that Ken Fisher provides.

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All opinions are those of Ken Fisher, and do not represent the opinions of Stockerblog.com or the interviewer. Neither Stockerblog nor the interviewer nor the interviewee are rendering tax, legal, or investment advice in this interview.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Andy Warhol Home Sells for Half the Price of His Expensive Paintings: $50 Million

Andy Warhol's Hamptons' beach home just sold for $50 million - about half the price that Warhol's most famous paintings sell. Warhol's home is featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.


“Andy Warhol Home Sells $50 Million”

Montauk, New York is celebrating its biggest estate sale ever after the closing on the 5.7-acre beachfront estate at $50 million that pop artist Andy Warhol bought in 1972 for $225,000.

The most recent owner of the compound was CEO of J. Crew, Mickey Drexler, who bought it in 2007 for $27 million. He listed it in 2015 for $85 million that included a 24-acre horse farm and equine center, which the buyer, Adam Lindemann, opted out of the purchase. Lindemann is the founder of the Venus Over Manhattan Gallery and a major collector of Warhol’s works making the property’s history especially significant for him.
Warhol’s first gig out of art school was as a fashion illustrator for several of the top women’s magazines. With the money acquired from his illustrations, he purchased a large loft on New York’s West Side and opened the Factory, where he turned toward creating industrial art. It wasn’t long before the Factory and Andy were attracting like-minded modernists from hippies to wannabe journalists and actors to drag queens and drug addicts. It was the start of New York’s avant-garde scene where Warhol held court. In addition to his painting, he branched out into music, film and journalism where he met Paul Morrissey who became the director of some of Warhol’s early films.

In 1972 when Warhol’s popularity and success were peaking, he and Morrissey decided to invest in property in the Hamptons and purchased the family fishing camp of the Church family of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda fame. The estate includes a 3,800-square-foot main house and five cottages completely hidden from public view with wide beaches and ocean views. Totaling almost 15,000 square feet with nine bedrooms and twelve baths, Drexler had it all meticulously restored by architect Thierry Despont.

Warhol’s stream of celebrity guests and renters put Montauk on the international map. Frequent guests included Liza Minnelli, Liz Taylor, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill. The parties were legendary and stories of happy days idled away on the Hamptons' beach are recounted in many celebrity biographies.

Even though the Warhol home sale set a record at $50 million, his most famous paintings such as “Eight Elvises” and “Silver Car Crash” have sold for $100 million and higher. The listing agent was Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Montauk, New York.

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Gifts for Billionaire Dogs



You have a dog, and you only want to give your dog the best. And if you are a billionaire, you don't mind spending a few thousand on your pet.

Your dog deserves the best so here are the best of the best.



Your dog will really appreciate a Cape Cod Cozy Cottage Kennel Dog House, which is hand-crafted by the Amish in the United States. The price is a reasonable $5,671.07.


Your dog will look beautiful wearing a Tsavari 'Monarch' White Sapphire Dog Collar. This gorgeous Pearlized Mirabella lambskin collar features 48 carats of flawless white sapphires hand cut in 'Hearts and Arrows' and is available for $9,399.00.
You dog needs to sleep comfortably. Comfort Nest Memory Foam Bolster Dog Bed will provide the relaxation that your dog needs. The price is just $1,967.98.



You dog needs to say warm. Consider an East Side Collection Acrylic Spirit Dog Sweater for $978.81.


Finally, for those of you with little dogs, you need something fashionable to carry the pet. For $4,599, you can get a PetsLove High Quality Dog Carrier Dog Tote Bag.

May you dog have a happy holiday season!!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

BillionairesLife.com 2015 Christmas Gift List

You still have a few days left to do your shopping. Whether you are looking for presents for yourself or another person, there are plenty of moderately priced gifts available for the billionaire. Buy now before they are sold out.

1. It would be nice to own an original PeopleMover from Disneyland. Price just $471,000.



2. It's time for a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue Dial Platinum Mens Watch. Price only $57,000, marked down from %75,000.



3. Maybe you can start your own country on your own private island. The Rangyai Island located in Thailand, is available for only $160,000,000.




4. Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and blue sapphires may be a girl's second best friend. How about a Platinum Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire and Round Diamond Pendant for only $117,033, marked down from $234,066.

5.  Owning a two letter dot com domain name would be great. At $875,000, PT.com would have been a bargain.


6. How about this crib? The Scarface Mansion had a price drop of $23 million.

7.  If you are into guns, you should probably pick up Brigham Young's revolver. Stuff it in your stocking. $1,142,500.


8. If you are into cars, you could get Janis Joplin's 1964 Porsche 356C 1600 SC Cabriolet for $400,000.


9.  For the billionaire who has everything, there is Mozart's hair for $53,000.

10. Finally, for the billionaire who wants to become a trillionaire, you can get a genuine $100 trillion dollar bill from Zimbabwe.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays!!!