Archive for December, 2008

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s Outrageous Palace

December 31, 2008

This is the home of Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe. This outrageous mansion was built by a Siberian construction company and they are said to have donated all the material and labor needed to build the house. The home has 50 guards watching 24 hours a day. The mansion cost a staggering $26 million to build and comes complete with 30 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms. The homes ostentatious interior includes marble galore. The home is three times the size of Zimbabwe’s State House.


A look at Two Missouri Tudor-Style Mansions

December 29, 2008

This mansion was built on Huntleigh Woods Road in St. Louis, MO. It contains an indoor pool in that back part of the home with the glass windows. This home was brought to my attention by my friend Carl.

This magnificent Tudor style mansion is located on Blossom Hill in St. Louis, MO. It contains a 4+ car garage, a motor court, and a swimming pool. This home was brought to my attention by my friend Carl.

Two of Englewood’s Largest Homes

December 28, 2008

This French Provincial style mansion is located on S. Woodland Street in Englewood, NJ. This regal manor contains 4 chimney stacks, beautiful landscaping, and a gated entrance. The home has a half basketball court, swimming pool, 2-story pool house, and a tennis court.

This large estate is located on Lincoln Street in Englewood, NJ. It features a gated entrance, a swimming pool, tennis court, guest house and a beautiful stone terrace. Eddy Murphy’s “Bubble Hill ” is located nearby.

A look at homes that are massive compared to surrounding homes!

December 27, 2008

This 35,000 square foot mansion is located in Scobeyville (Colts Neck), NJ. I did a post on this house a while back.

This 39,000 square foot mansion belongs to Paul Parmar (founder of Pegasus Blue Star Fund) I did a post on him and his house a while back. The home is located on Colts Gait Lane in Colts Neck, NJ.

This massive 20,000+ square foot home under construction is located on Heyers Mill Road in Colts Neck, NJ.

A look at New Jersey Mansions!

December 27, 2008

This recently completed French inspired mansion is located on Tudor Rose Terrace in Mahwah. While the other homes on the street are large, this home is by far the biggest because of its width.

This home is located on Capstick Road in Montville. (right next to Pond View Estates)

These two homes are located on Pond View in Montville. They are located in one of Montville’s most prestigious enclaves, Pond View Estates.

This home is located on Old Timber Trail in Boonton

This home is located on Adams Way in Towaco. It features a 4-car garage.

This home is located off of Woodside Drive in a small subdivision in Boonton.

A look at Beverly Hills Mansions!

December 26, 2008

This palatial 30,000 square foot home is located on Nimes Road. It was built by Mohammed Hadid of Hadid Development. I will be doing a post on this house later on and will show inside pictures.

This French manor style mansion is located on Brooklawn Drive.

This 25,000+ square foot mega-mansion under construction is located on N. Faring Road.

Location: Shadow Hill Way

This 42,000 sq.ft. Mansion on a large estate above Sunset Boulevard has 12 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. The large parking area and fountain provide many shooting angles. The front doors are 28 feet tall. The inside entry holds this very large ‘Y’ shaped staircase with large skylight above the chandelier that is over the staircase. Each main room of this mansion is very large with many windows around giving it a light and airy feel. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a two-lane bowling alley, tennis court, and dining room with an etched glass floor that looks down onto the pool and Jacuzzi area. It has a ballroom with a wet bar. Sauna rooms and Jacuzzis are in some of the many bathrooms. Many fireplaces are also throughout the many rooms. Mariah Carey shot her “Touch My Body” music video here.

" The House that Papa John’s Built "

December 26, 2008

Location: Stonegate Road, Louisville, KY
Square Feet: 40,000

This 40,000 square foot mega-mansion is owned by John Schnatter. Schnatter is the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Papa John’s pizza chain. The castle-like mansion was designed by Don Evans, and Orlando architect. It also has a multilevel subterranean garage with 22 parking spaces, an office for valet parking, a built-in car wash and a giant motorized turntable to help move limousines. It is divided into 14 parking spaces for the family on one level and eight spaces for guests on another, with an elevator between the two floors. John had a net worth of $402.6 million back in 2006, a figure that has definitely risen over recent years.

Chalan Farm – "The Glass Mega Mansion"

December 21, 2008

Location: off of Canal Road in Somerset, NJ
Price: was on the market for $18,000,000
Square Feet: 34,000

This 34,000 square foot architectural masterpiece is located on the outskirts of Princeton, NJ. The home was built by John Boulton, a retired electronics magnate who invented a remote-control music system.

The 34,000-SF residence is on 48 acres of woodland, meadows and streams, and surrounded by hundreds of other acres set aside for land conservation, parks, walking paths, trails for horseback riding and the historic Delaware & Raritan Canal. Nearby is the first residence of George Washington after he became president.

Chalan Farm was designed by architect James Kissane with huge open interior spaces. Offered ready for interior finishing, the interconnecting modules of 14-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walls, as planned by the owner and adaptable for redesign, comprise the living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, master bedroom suite and dressing rooms, plus other open-space areas for entertaining. A glass-enclosed spa and swimming pool are located adjacent to the master bedroom suite.

Beneath the glass house is a 17,000 square foot basement carved from solid rock, offering ample space for an art gallery, gym, studio, screening room, staff quarters, a wine storage vault and interior parking for up to 10 vehicles. The sprawling complex leaves plenty of room for such add-ons as a helipad, private golf course, tennis courts and riding trails, projects that were the owner’s intentions.

(Real Estate Weekly, Dec 26, 2001)

A look at Dupont Registry Home Listings from the past

December 21, 2008

Osi Umenyiora’s Georgia Mansion

June 2001 Publication

May 2001 Publication

April 2001 Publication
March 2001 Publication

This is currently the mansion of Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons. It is on the market for around $19.8 million since their divorce. The home was first published in the March 2001 issue of Dupont Registry when the former owner, clothing mogul, Arnold Simon put it up for sale.

This is the home of David Siegel, the timeshare mogul. It is located on Green Island Cove Road in Windermere, Florida. This home was featured in the March 2001 publication of Dupont Registry and was listed for $14,400,000, before David bought it. David still owns this home, but he is building a 90,000 square foot mega-mansion down the road.

Potomac Mansions Galore!

December 21, 2008

This Neo-Classical mansion is located on Natelli Woods Lane.

The large home at the end is 20,000+ square feet and surrounded by 10,000 square foot homes.

This beautiful estate is located on Norton Road. It has manicured lawns, numerous walkways, a tennis court, a guest house, and a swimming pool with pool house.

These two homes are located on Highland Farm Road. The second one is one of the largest homes in Potomac. The home has a greenhouse, massive indoor pool, and an expansive garage area with underground parking.

This mansion is located off of River Road at the end of a long private driveway. It is owned by Dan Snyder who owns the Washington Redskins.