Archive for July, 2009

Don’t forget to Join the HOTR Forum!

July 31, 2009

Right now we have only 15 registered users. If you haven’t joined already, please do. You can share pictures and any info on some of your favorite homes. Also, check out some of the posts that other users submitted.

The 103,000 square foot house that never was

July 31, 2009

Self-made Billionaire and business tycoon Rafik Hariri planned to build the country’s largest residential home. Rafik, who passed away in 2005, was the former prime minister of Lebanon. Back in 2003, he made plans to build a massive 103,667 square foot mega-mansion in Washington D.C’s Foxhall neighborhood. He planned to build the home on a 16 acre tract of land that he bought for $13 million in 1987. Rafik was going to spend an estimated $45 million building the home. It was said that his master bedroom was going to be the size of a football field!

A look at Mega Mansions 9 !

July 29, 2009

This Greek style mega-mansion is located on Remington Drive in Barrington, IL. I love the turrets, massive columns, and grand stairs leading to the front entrance!! This home is definitely me!

This extraordinary tudor style mega-mansion is located off of Brinker Road in Barrington, IL. It is easily over 30,000 square feet.

This mega-mansion is located on Balata Drive in Ooltewah, TN. You can see how large it is when comparing it to the surrounding homes! The home measures in at just over 20,000 square feet and contains a porte cochere and a swimming pool.

This mega-mansion is located on Cornwell Farm Road in Great Falls, VA. It contains an 8-car garage (half attached, half detached), a man made lake, formal gardens, a circular motor court, and a large indoor swimming pool.

This incredible and oddly shaped mega-mansion is located off of Alpaugh Farm Road in Lebanon, NJ. It contains a circular motor court, a 6+ car garage, expansive terraces, and a huge resort style swimming pool with bridge and water slide.

"Le Grand Reve" Mansion on the Market

July 27, 2009

This 17,000 square foot mansion is located at 68 Locust Road in Winnetka, Illinois. It is dubbed Le Grand Reve, which means The Big Dream. It was designed by Landry Design Group. It is owned by Sherwin and Deborah Jarol. Sherwin is a managing partner of Bradley Associates, a real estate investment company. The home is privately on the market for $32 million, which makes it more expensive than the 35,000 square foot, $25 million Villa Taj. It is listed with Sudler Sothebys. The house has 7 bathrooms, 8 fireplaces, and a 4-car garage. The Jarols paid $2.56 million for the property 6 years ago. 

Homes of the Rich Twitter Background

July 26, 2009

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The Jonas Brothers to buy Alpine, NJ Mansion

July 26, 2009

The home was originally on the market for $12,000,000 and is now listed at $9,995,000. It is located at 20 Timberline Drive in Alpine, NJ. It contains 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, an elevator, 3 kitchens, a 4-room master suite, library, 1st floor media room, gym, home theater, guest quarters, a 7-car garage, a tennis court, and an indoor swimming pool. I don’t think that this home fits them. If I was them, I would buy either this home or this home which are in nearby Saddle River. They are much more nicer inside and only in the $7-$9 million range.


More Photos of Lake Carrington Estate

July 24, 2009

(unfinished foyer and great room)

(unfinished indoor racquetball court)
Here are some more pictures of the 26,000+ square foot Lake Carrington Estate in Greenwich, CT which recently went on the market. As you can see, the home is a “blank canvas” and practically untouched. The home is what is known as a s “couture ready” mansion in which the potential buyer has full control on what they want to do with the interior. In my own opinion, I would definitely want to buy a house that was fully finished both inside and out.

Exterior Photos of the other NJ Housewives’ Houses

July 24, 2009

This is a pic of Danielle Staub’s 10,000 square foot home.

These are pictures of Jacqueline Laurita’s 7,000+ square foot home.

This is picture of Caroline Manzo’s 10,000 square foot house. As you can see, it looks like her son who is standing in the doorway of the home.
Thanks again to Russell who supplied the photos!
He couldn’t get a picture of Dina’s house, because there wasn’t any room to stop and take pictures.

Exterior Photos of Teresa Giudice’s Mansion

July 23, 2009

My friend Russell drove by Teresa’s house and took some pictures. As you can see, Teresa was home at the time. You can see her black Escalade in the driveway. I wonder why she left the gate open.  I like how she has an intercom and I love the mailbox, but I think the two lions on either side of the gate are a bit much. What do you guys think?

Leonard Developers

July 23, 2009

Leonard Custom Home Builders are located in Franklin Lakes, NJ. They have designed some quite amazing homes in Northern Jersey in and around Mahwah, Saddle River, and Franklin Lakes. Right now they have 5 homes available for purchase, including a $5.995 million mansion on Baldwin Road in Saddle River that is around 12,500 square feet. 
Here are some addresses of some of the homes in the above gallery:
Gallery 2 – Great Hall Road, Mahwah
Gallery 5 – Garden Court, Franklin Lakes
Gallery 6 – Upper Saddle River – For Sale at $2.295 million
Gallery 8 – Bramshill Drive, Mahwah (right next to a huge mansion)
Gallery 12 – Baldwin Road, Saddle River – Listing