Archive for March, 2009

What are your Top 10 Favorite Homes?

March 31, 2009

Hey everyone. Here is a list of my top 10 favorite homes of all time. I want to know which homes across the country are your favorite. Everyone is welcomed to send me their top 10 list via email and I will post your list for all my readers to see. Thanks!

My Top 10 Favorite Homes of All Time!

  1. David Siegel’s 88,198 square foot “Versailles”
  2. Mohammed Hadid’s 48,000 square foot “La Belvedere”
  3. Aaron Spelling’s 56,600 square foot “The Manor”
  4. Russell Simmons’ 35,000 square foot mansion
  5. Ira Rennert’s 110,000 square foot compound, “Fairfield”
  6. Hubert Humphrey’s 48,000 square foot La Reve
  7. 40,000 square foot Updown Court
  8. 45,000 square foot Champ d’or
  9. 32,000 square foot Alpine Spec Mansion
  10. John Schnatter’s 40,000 square foot mansion


Carmelo Anthony’s Colorado Mega-Mansion

March 31, 2009

This is the home of Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony. The home is located on S Polo Ridge Drive in Littleton, CO. Carmelo bought the 25,610 square foot mega-mansion, named The Sognare Estate, back in April of 2007 for $12,000,000. The home was built by Stephen Jacobsen, the former Executive Vice President of Qwest. Stephen was given Carmelo’s old home in Lakewood as part of a deal. The home which sits on nearly 6 acres of land contains 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a grand foyer with marble columns, a 5,000 bottle wine cellar, an 11,000 square foot barn, a mahogany paneled library, a recording studio, 8 fireplaces, a swimming pool with larg pool house, and a 7-car garage. Who ever knew that a baller could live such a lavish lifestyle? Carmelo is definitely living the dream.

A look at Season 8 of American Idol’s Mega Mansion

March 30, 2009

The 34,458 square foot mega-mansion is home to the 11 remaining Idol contestants. Let me tell you this, it is one sweet pad! I did a post on this home a long time ago. It sold for $24 million a while back. The 9 bedroom, 20 bathroom mansion is located on St. Pierre Road in Bel Air, California and was built in 2002. The massive home was built for entertaining and contains an indoor pool with spa, a 20 seat home theater, a 2-lane bowling alley, a gym, indoor basketball/racquetball court, and an outdoor swimming pool.

CLICK HERE for over 150 pictures of the home

Britney Spears Leases Alpine, NJ Mansion

March 30, 2009

Popstar Britney Spears is leasing this mansion for $30,000 a month. She is staying here for 1 month while touring the east coast. Her record label, Jive Records, is reportedly paying for it. The mansion is located on Brenner Place in Alpine, NJ. The 7 bedroom , 8 bathroom house contains a home theater, a playroom perfect for her two sons Sean and Jayden, two kitchens, three fireplaces, and a 4-car garage. Dennis McCormack, owner of Prominent Properties Sothebys Realty, showed Britney this house. She was going to rent a house in Long Island, but she wanted to be closer to the City. Alpine is less than 20 minutes away. As you all know, Alpine is home to numerous celebrities such as Lil’ Kim and Chris Rock. Briteny was told that the residents of Alpine are used to seeing celebrities and that she won’t be bothered. I am going to Alpine next weeked, so I’ll try to take a picture of it.
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A look at Mansions under Construtciton

March 29, 2009

This mega-mansion is under construction on Wallen Road in Parker, CO. It looks to be in excess of 20,000 square feet and has a large attached wing. The home also has a swimming pool, a fountain, and a bridge.

This massive house looks to be undergoing an addition to the main house. That’s quite an addition! The home is located on Chestnut Ridge Road in Saddle River, NJ.

This mansion is located at the end of a very long driveway off of Mt. Eden Road in Saratoga, CA.

This French inspired mansion is located on Edgewood Road in Franklin Lakes, NJ. It includes an indoor pool and 3+ car garage.

Englewood French Mega Chateau

March 28, 2009

Location: 120 S Woodland Street, Englewood, NJ
Price: $19,500,000

I did a post on this home a while back that included a google street view of it. I am so excited that it has finally hit the market, but I would never have guessed it would be listed for $19.5 million! The mansion is owned by Ziel Feldman, who is the Chairman of Polar Investments Ltd. The 8 bedroom , 10 bathrooom home contains a formal living room, dining room, conservatory, a modern gourmet kitchen, a cherry wood library, an office, a large wine cellar, a billiards room, a home theater complete with bar, a gym with sauna, and an indoor pool. The home’s grounds include a tennis court, a swimming pool with pagoda and 2 cabanas, a putting green, and a basketball court.

CLICK HERE for the listing

A look at Utah Mega-Mansions

March 28, 2009

This impressive and palace sized mega-mansion is located at 11177 Eagle View Drive in Sandy, UT. This has to be one of my favorite homes posted on my website. The mansion, dubbed Villa Bellissima, is owned by James Jensen who owns St. James Energy. The home was designed by Beech Walker Architects and consists of 32,000 square feet of pure luxury. The home has is surrounded by a beautiful wrought iron gate and has amazing views of the mountains. It is located on 4.5 acres of land and cost a reported $6,750,000 to build. I would love to see interior photos of this home. If anyone knows where I could get some, please email me.

You can see this house using google street view

This gorgeous colonial mega-mansion was designed by Beecher Walker Architects. It is located on Hidden Ridge Circle in Bountiful, UT. The home measures in at 28,000 square feet and is situated on 6 acres of land. The home cost a reported $5,750,000 to build.

This mega-mansion is located on Oakhill Drive in Holladay, UT. The home has been cited to have between 28,000 and 35,000 square feet. It is owned by insurance magnate Ronald Gunnell. He put the house on the market for $29 million back in 2005 and later lowered it to a still wallet crunching $19 million. His family and him found the house to be too big and wanted to downsize to a more “modest” 10,000 square feet. The mansion is situated on an expansive 22 acres and includes 5 bedrooms, a two-story library, a game room, a home theater, a pond, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.

Aaron Spelling’s Mega-Mansion hits the market

March 27, 2009

The late producer’s 123 room mega-mansion, The Manor, has finally hit the market. The price? A jaw dropping $150 million. Candy Spelling was rumored to have listed it in 2006 for the same price. The 56,500 square foot behemoth is now the most expensive home on the market in the United States and has beat out Fleur de Lys. The home has a massive foyer with 30 ft. ceilings and a double staircase, 12+ bedrooms, 23 or 26 bathrooms (Candy can’t remember, lol.), a bowling alley, wine cellar, gym, doll room, gift wrapping room, a humidity controlled silver storage room, china room, home theater, library, a 17,000 square foot attic with barber shop and beauty salon, and many many other rooms. The home also has a separate wing that houses 7 bedrooms, a kitchen, five fireplaces, and four bars just for the staff. The grounds of the home include a tennis court, swimming pool with pool house, formal gardens, a reflection pool, a 16-car garge, and a motor court that can amazingly accommodate 100 cars. I think that Candy will have an extremely hard time selling this monstrosity in this horrible economy. During a CBS interview, Candy said that she never planned for the house to be so large and that they eliminated a whole wing of the house during the design stage. So what Candy is saying is that this house would have been even larger! That is simply crazy.

CLICK HERE for an inside look at the mansion

Marc Ecko’s Palatial Estate

March 27, 2009

Marc Ecko and his wife Allison live in this 30,000 square foot castle located on Claremont Road in Bernardsville, NJ. Marc is the founder of Marc Ecko Enterprises which sells hip hop and graffiti style clothing, watches, and other accessories. The home used to be owned by former U.S Senator and founder of Prudential Insurance Company John Dryden. The home, named Stronghold, has 8 bedrooms and 4 kitchens and is spread out on over 30 acres of land. The home also has a huge 2-story solarium with floor to ceiling glass windows. Marc and his wife bought this monstrosity in 2005 for $7.4 million. They spent an incredible $21.8 million to customize the home to their needs and likes. Now, Marc is in some financial trouble and owes millions of dollars. Hopefully he pulls through and finally finishes construction on that castle of his. I drove past his home before and I have to say that it is very impressive and grand.

Cherry Hills Village Mansion up for Auction

March 27, 2009

This mansion is located at 5800 Piedmont Drive in the prestigious Cherry Hills Village in Colorado. There have a been string of multi-million dollar real estate auctions across the country over the past few years and this is the latest. The 14,600 square foot mansion was just recently built and features 8 bedrooms and 10 full and 3 half bathrooms. The large rooms combined with the open floorplan make this home a true standout. The exceptional craftsmanship of this home is incredible and only the finest materials were used to build it. The home is being auctioned off by the LFC Group of Companies on its Freedom Realty Exchange website. The sprawling estate features a magnificent grand foyer with sweeping floating staircase, six fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen with adjoining breakfast room, a grand family room with wooden beams and a 24-foot cathedral ceiling, a formal dining room, a library, a home theater, a custom made bar, a wine cellar, and an amazing 11-car garage. The home has a minimum starting bid of only $3.9 million and has a suggested value of $10 million.

CLICK HERE for the listing