Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Most Expensive House in the United States is For Sale: $250 Million

How would you like to own a brand new 38,000 square foot home, with 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms? And how about a 280 degree view of Los Angeles? Here is your chance to buy the most expensive home in the United States.

This fantastic Bel Air, California home has a 40 seat Dolby theater. Plus it has two elevators, three kitchens, a four lane bowling alley, a candy wall, and five bars. The 85 foot pool has a swim up bar.

The price for this mansion is only a quarter of a billion dollars, just $250,000,000.

More pictures of this home can be found at The Hollywood Reporter website.

Friday, January 13, 2017

You Can Buy Walt Disney's House for Less than a Million Dollars

“Walt Disney's Palm Springs Vacation Home”

When Roy and Walt Disney co-founded the Walt Disney Company in 1920, they had dreams of large success, but likely could not have fathomed becoming the world leader in fantasy, cartoon characters and family film. Neither would they have imagined continuing that leadership position in their artistic niche so long after their deaths. Although Roy was the silent, shy partner who addressed the financial end, Walt was the creative part of the duo and during his lifetime accrued 26 Academy Awards (still a record) for the company. Though Walt was the youngest brother, he died at the age of 65 in 1966. Roy was 73 at the time and postponed his retirement in order to open Disney World, which he later named Walt Disney World in honor of his brother. The new park transformed Orlando from a sleepy military and citrus town to America's most popular family resort vacation destination with over 50 million visitors in 2016.  

Only three years before his death, Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian, built a vacation home in Palm Springs as a getaway from Walt’s hectic work schedule and to enjoy their later years. The home stayed in the Disney family until 2015 and the new owners retained the charm and whimsy of the home created by the imaginative couple.

At 2,443 square feet, the four-bedroom, four-bath home has the clean lines of mid-century design, private in the front with cheerful red double entry doors and wide open to the outdoors in the back with views of the pool, raised spa, mountains and the Indian Canyons Golf Resort. As with most of the modernist homes of Palm Springs, the focus was on the enjoyment of outdoor living, relaxing and entertaining.

Furnished in period furnishings with an Art Deco flair, bold flushes of color against a neutral background is indicative of Walt’s colorful creations on film. Little surprises are found in various locations around the house and iconic Disney sayings are playfully written in the backs of closets challenging residents not to enjoy the unexpected chuckle. The listing agents are Klint Watkins and Ryan Cummings of HK Lane, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.

The future buyer of Walt Disney’s Palm Springs home will enjoy not only luxury in the Palm Springs climate, but will enjoy knowing they are living in a home owned by a man who has given and continues to give so much joy to so many. Priced at $899,000.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rent President Obama's Hawaii Christmas Vacation Home

For nine years, President Barack Obama and family have enjoyed Christmas vacations at several upscale Hawaii beach homes with water views and room for staff and Secret Service agents. Soon after his historic election in 2008, President Obama settled into an annual vacation routine of golf, working out, visiting the island's military bases, beach time and keeping up with world affairs. Recently returned to Washington, D.C. after his final Hawaii trip as president, the Kailua Bay home where Obama and family stayed for four of their Christmas vacations will still be available for the first family to use. Or for anyone who can afford the $3,500 per night cost.

When the President first rented their vacation home in December of 2008, he was just a few weeks from his inauguration as the first African-American president. The stock market was collapsing, unemployment was soaring, the housing market was in the early stages of an historic collapse and 195 people had recently died in four days of terrorism in Mumbai.  A vacation in his native state, 5,000 miles from Washington, D.C., was one of President Obama's last chances to exhale before facing years of crises.  

Each year, the President's vacation choice has been the once sleepy area of Kailua Bay on the windward side of the island. While the Obamas stayed at several different Hawaii homes, the place they rented from 2008 to 2012 was Plantation Estate at Paradise Point - located on a jut of land at the far end of the long crescent of Kailua Beach. Once favored by Hawaiian royalty for its views and natural beauty, it was later purchased by missionary Samuel Castle. The property stayed in the Castle family for generations and as late as the 1960s still was guarded by the family’s Great Danes that would very effectively keep gawkers off the property. Today, it is one of the most luxurious beach resort locations in the world.

These Kailua Bay resort homes are typically open-air-style estate homes on dead-end roads with few other homes. The 6,000-square-foot Plantation Estate includes a lagoon-style pool, several waterfalls and lanais, native Hawaiian plants and coconut trees, and an outside wet bar - all behind a seven foot lava wall. Inside the master home are five bedrooms and six baths, gourmet kitchen, a 60-inch flat-screen TV, stained-glass windows and lots of mahogany. It is a perfect location for the most elegant, tropical homes on Oahu with views to Kailua Beach and the Mokulua Islands.

Plantation Estate at Paradise Point that President Obama rented for his Christmas vacations from 2008 to 2012 is available for rent beginning at $3,500 a night.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2016 Christmas Gift List

You still have a week or so to do your shopping. If you are looking for a gift for the billionaire who has everything, check out this list. You better buy them now before they are sold out.

1. Isn't it time you bought a new watch? The Rolex Daytona Platinum Watch with Diamond Bezel is available for only $135,800.

2. How about a beautiful necklace? Check out the 18K Yellow Gold Pear Cut Emerald And Round Diamond Pendant for a reasonable price of $120,040.

3. How about starting your own country with your own private island. A Florida island is available on eBay for $3,450,000.

4. If you are into antiques, you might be interested in Queen Liliuokalani's Hawaiian Music Cabinet, the most expensive antique on eBay.

5.  Shoppers at Neiman Marcus will certainly want to pick up a rose gold airplane for $1,500,000.

6. Real estate always makes a good gift, especially the most expensive European home. Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace is Europe’s most expensive home and currently for sale at $456 million, featured by

7.  OK, here is a unique item, Donald Trump's home at a surprisingly low price of only 1,65 million.

8. If you have ever wanted to be a mayor, you can buy your own town for $1,000,000.

9.  . 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!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Are You an Elvis Fan? Buy His House!!!

Elvis Presley House

The Beverly Hills home that Elvis and Priscilla bought for $400,000 when they were first married in 1967 is for sale and featured this week at

The King will never die. Elvis Presley's music, films and the homes he has owned are legendary. He was the game changer in the music world with his own style blending rock and roll, ballads, blues and gospel, the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music with record sales over 600 million. 

Obsessed fans knew his likes, dislikes, and what food he ate. They have ogled over his and Priscilla’s honeymoon vacation house in Palm Springs and Graceland, but it was his first home with Priscilla in Trousdale Estates overlooking Los Angeles where the fans have been coming for years to write messages to Elvis on the gate door set into the garden wall.

The days of Elvis slouched on a well-worn overstuffed sofa with a plate stacked high with peanut butter and banana sandwiches on his lap are long over for this house that he and Priscilla bought for $400,000 when they were first married in 1967. Back in the day, the gated French Regency house had the great bones that it has today, but 1960’s Elvis country style was a far cry from the slick, sophisticated place it is today. 

Along with the home of 5,400 square feet, the property has an attached guest house, large motor court and decadent pool terrace overlooking the city to ocean views. The four-bedroom, five-bath residence is sited on 1.18 acres on a street popularly known as “Billionaires Row,” quite the celebrity magnet.

The newly renovated interior includes high ceilings, hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that open to the terraces and view. Updates include new flooring, an added laundry room, upgraded electrical, stainless-steel kitchen appliances and resurfaced pool and spa. Oozing both glamour and warmth, the home has a luxurious master suite, skylights and fireplaces including one pool side with fetching venues for entertaining throughout the property.

Mauricio Umansky of The Agency in Beverly Hills holds the listing. Priced at $30 million.
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Elvis Presley's Bathroom


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.

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