Archive for October, 2008

A look at Dallas Mega Mansions!

October 30, 2008

Location: Dallas, TX
Square Feet: 30,000 added on to existing residence

Location: Highland Park, TX
Square Feet: 28,000

Location: Deloache Avenue, Dallas, TX
Square Feet: 20,000 plus 3,000 sq.ft guest house

Location: 5555 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX
Owner: Tom Hicks
Square Feet: 28,996
Price: $29,881,390
Amenities: 6 bedrooms / 12 bathrooms

Location: Park Lane, Dallas, TX
Square Feet: 20,000
Click here to view the website showcasing these homes

Legendary Pickfair Estate

October 30, 2008

Location: 1143 Summit Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
Price: $60,000,000
Square Feet: 25,423

This legendary mansion was once owned by Hollywood power couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. The 22 room home has 17 bedrooms and a staggering 30 bathrooms. There is also a living room, dining room, family room, den, kitchen, and home office. The lower level includes a disco nightclub. The grounds include formal gardens and a lovely swimming pool.

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Englewood Tuscan Villa

October 29, 2008

Location: Englewood, NJ
Price: $6,750,000

This Tuscan inspired estate is extremely spacious and is situated on 1.36 acres of lush land. The home has 6 bedrooms and 8 full and 2 half baths. The home has a dining room, living room, office with custom built-ins, exquisite custom kitchen with large range hood and a seperate butler’s kitchen, and a cozy family room with stone fireplace and high vaulted ceilings. The lower level has a walk-in wine cellar and a custom granite bar. The mansion also has a motor court, covered outdoor loggias, and terraces. This home truly is beautiful and the detailed craftsmanship is unparalleled.

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Video: The Designer Showhouse of NJ 2008

October 28, 2008

Here is a video tour of the New Jersey Designer Showhouse of NJ 2008. It was filmed for LXTV. This home truly is magnificent. The 16 designers did a great job on each room and truly transformed it into a luxurious and rich estate home. I went to this house over a month ago and I highly suggest you go check it out. The showhouse tours are over November 2nd.

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Timberline Drive Estate

October 27, 2008

Location: Timberline Drive, Alpine, NJ
Price: $12,000,000

This magnificent estate is located in the prestigious Timberline area of Alpine, NJ. The home has 7 bedrooms and 8 full and 2 half baths. It sits on 2 manicured acres and features an electronic front gate. The grand scale rooms include an amazing foyer with sweeping staircase, a living room, dining room, spacious chef’s kitchen, family room, a master suite with 2 large walk-in cloests, a 14 seat home theater, and a luxurious indoor pool. There is also a massive stone terrace and a tennis court.

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October 27, 2008

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Broncos’ Head Coach’s Real Estate Extravagance

October 26, 2008

( Shanahan’s old mansion)

The Broncos’ Head Coach, Mike Shanahan and his wife Peggy, sold their Cherry Hills Village mansion for $16 million. The home included 19,375 square feet 7 bedrooms and 10 baths.The home is located at 20 Cherry Hills Park Drive. Mike Shanahan reportedly makes $5 million a year from coaching. He just pocketed 5 years worth of salary. Now, Mike and his wife are putting that money into an even bigger project. They are planning to build an even larger home that is just a stone’s throw away from the one they just sold. The home is going to take a year to construct and is going to be 34,927 square feet. The home is going to include numerous amenities and will be perfect for enterataining the Broncos players. The main floor will include two offices, a gallery, a music and living room, a gathering room, a dining room, a conservatory, a kid’s arcade / playroom, a master bedroom, and a guest bedroom. The lower level is an entertainment paradise. It will consist of a two lane bowling alley, a lounge, a poker room, a video-golf room, an indoor racquetball court, a shuffleboard table, and 4 bedrooms. The massive home will also have 6 fireplaces, a 3,600 square foot 6-car garage, a 2,150 square foot quest house, a “wine residence / guest house, a large swimming pool, and two bridges. 
Click here for more pictures of Mike Shanahan’s old mansion

A look at some Canadian Mega-Mansions!

October 24, 2008

Square Feet: 36,000 (more pictures of this home further down)

On the market for $15 million
Square Feet: 18,000

Located on High Point Road, Toronto, Canada
This home is owned by Founder/CEO of a famous Pharmaceutical Company

One of the largest homes in Bridle Path. 
Located on Park Lane Circle, Toronto, Canada.
Square Feet: 45,000

Located on Park Lane Circle, Toronto, Canada
Square Feet: 36,000

All of these homes are located in the prestigious Bridle Path section of Toronto. Bridle Path is known as Millionaire’s Row and consists of multi-million dollar mansions. Bridle Path has been home to moguls Conrad Black and Moses Znaimer and singer Celine Dion.

Chelster Hall

October 24, 2008

Location: 1150 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Square Feet: 48,000 (53,000 including outbuildings)
This massive mega mansion is one of the largest private residences in Canada. The home was supposed to be 55,000 square feet, but had to be scaled down. The home was built by Hugo Powell, the CEO of the Belgiain brewing comapny Interbrew. The mansion sits on 10 acres on the shores of Lake Ontario. The grounds include a chapel, a gatehouse, a boathouse, greenhouses, and a tennis pavilion.

The Manalapan Residence

October 23, 2008

– To be built –
– $135 million –
– 68,000 square feet –

The finest new oceanfront estate home in the world.

Set upon 5.5 acres, with 520 feet fronting direct Atlantic Ocean-to-Intracoastal waterway property, The Manalapan Residence triumphantly blends Old World elegance and classicism with 21st century amenities.

Over a year was spent by the design team traveling and touring through the great estates of Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence and the greater Tuscan region in an effort to perfectly blend Mediterranean architecture with South Florida coastal living.

The Manalapan Residence offers the unique opportunity to enjoy a private stroll on the estate’s white sandy beach, and the ability to keep a yacht of nearly any size at your private dock on the Intracoastal waterway immediately across from of the residence.

A small sampling of the major amenities of this 3-story home include 67,672 square feet, 14 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 18 car garage, 6,140 sq. ft. master bedroom suite, lavish Grand Rotunda room for entertaining, dual water walls, aquarium ceilings and walls, movie theatre, casino and club room with stunning aquarium wet bar, oceanfront gourmet family kitchen, catering kitchen, outdoor summer kitchen, his/her offices, 10 wet bars, 2 wine rooms (1 for red, 1 for white), gymnasium with beauty salon, 2 swimming pools (classical lap and grotto waterfall/waterslide), shark tank, 2 elevators, bowling alley, tennis court with pavilion, archery range, 1/4 mile jogging/go cart track, butterfly gardens, Italian and Floridian gardens, sculpture gardens, citrus orchard, guest house, staff house, back-up generator, full home automation…

About the Town of Manalapan: Offering quiet surroundings in the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast, the prestigious oceanfront enclave of Manalapan Beach lies between Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Manalapan is convenient to international/executive airports as well as world class sporting clubs, shops and restaurants.

The Manalapan Residence is situated in Manalapan Beach’s estate section, consisting of just 28 estate homes, each spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway.

The residence enjoys private deeded club privileges at the nearby Palm Beach Ritz Carlton Hotel.

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