Archive for the ‘bowling alley’ Category

Eddie Murphy Re-lists His Bubble Hill Estate

August 1, 2009

Eddie Murphy has re-listed his Englewood, NJ mansion for $15.9 million. The home was originally on the market for a staggering $30 million. It was then lowered to $19.5 million. The estate, which is known as Bubble Hill, is located on Johnson Avenue. The all-brick Georgian-style Colonial has seven bedrooms, nine full and four half baths. Within the stunning 25,000 square foot floor plan is an indoor pool, bowling alley, racquetball court, Art Deco theatre with lobby and professional recording studio. This spectacular home also features a 5 car garage, professional gym, tennis court and children’s playground.


Mega Mansion Talk!

July 15, 2009

John Finton is the owner of Finton Construction, a Los Angeles firm that has about 30 luxury projects under construction at a time. Him and his company have built some of the most impressive homes in Southern California, especially in the Beverly Hills area. His firm built Haim Saban’s house in Beverly Park, Alec Gores’ house in Beverly Park, Eddie Murphy’s house in Beverly Park, and many many others. He estimates his firm does about $70 million in annual construction sales. Not only does he build homes in the USA, but he also plans and builds massive estates in other countries.
His firm is building a 60,000 square foot, yes folks 60,000, mega-mansion in Moscow, Russia. The massive home, which is being built for a very very rich woman, will include a wine cellar, a swimming pool, and a bowling alley.
Wait. There’s more!!! Although John is not building it, his architect friend is designing it. What is it? Well, his friend is currently designing a 100,000 square foot home in Shanghai!! 

This is a model of a proposed mega-mansion being offered by Khatri International Inc. The 11.9 acres property is located off of Laurel Canyon Blvd in Los Angeles. Khatri has two options for the new buyer. They can either build you nine 10,000 square foot executive homes, each with additional 4,000 square feet of enclosed parking space or a grand 30,000 square foot palace, which is pictured above. I would definitely opt for the 2nd option. The 30,000 square foot home would have an 18,000 square foot subterranean garage (which would bring it to 48,000 square feet!!), an incredible 60-seat movie theater, a 4-lane bowling alley, a huge billiards room, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, and a rooftop helicopter.

This amazing 20,000+ square foot mega-mansion, dubbed Le Grand Reve, was designed by Landry Design Group. I would love to know more about this home.

I mentioned this home in one of my previous posts. Now, I have found out who owns this monstrosity. The owner is Alec Gores, a self made billionaire ($1.5 billion to be exact) who made his fortune through leveraged buyouts of technology firms. The 42,000 square foot French Normandy Mega-Mansion is located in the exclusive gated Beverly Park community located in Los Angeles, CA. Finton Construction built the home and the Landry Design Group designed it.
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICS OF THE HOME (located under Projects, then click Completed. Its the last home on the page)

Omaha Mega Mansion

June 15, 2009

Location: 14243 Hamilton Street, Omaha, NE

Price: $3,900,000
Square Feet: 23,118
This incredible 31 room palatial estate just hit the Omaha real estate market and in a big way. It is located in the exclusive Linden Estates section. The home, which is one of the largest in Omaha, spans over 23,000 square feet and includes 6 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. There is also 4 fireplaces, an 8-car garage, a 2-lane bowling alley, an 11 seat home theater, a game room, a library, and a resort style swimming pool.

Newly Built Tricked Out Hamptons Mega Mansion

June 6, 2009

This massive 31,000 square foot mega-mansion was built at 612 Halsey Lane in prestigiuos Bridgehampton, NY. It is situated on an amazing 12 acres and features every amenitie possible including 14 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms! It was built by real estate developer Joe Farrell (owns Farrell Building Company) for his family and he has recently decided to put it on the market for a mind numbing $59,500,000. It can also be rented for 2-week periods during the summer for an astronomical price of $500,000. (The Jonas Brothers were reportedly looking to rent this house) The mansion contains a grand foyer with sweeping staircase, walnut floors with radiant heating, Crestron touch panels throughout, an elevator, a double living room with 2 fireplaces, a hughe gourmet kitchen with walk-in refrigerator, a walnut library, a 2800 square foot master suite, 8 en-suite bedrooms, and a 2-bedroom apartment. The enormous 10,000 square foot lower level is a kid’s paradise. It contains a children’s playroom, a virtual golf room, a home theater, a 2-lane bowling alley, a tv room with 5 plasmas, a room with a half-pipe and rock climbing wall, an indoor basketball/racquetball court, a custom bar and disco, a subterranean garage with hydraulic lifts, and a spa facility with a steam, sauna, jacuzzi, and massage area. The grounds include a swimming pool and a sunken tennis court. 

"Villa Taj" The Midwest’s Grandest Monster Mega Mansion

June 1, 2009

When you first look at Villa Taj, a house doesn’t automatically come to your mind. Also, you would never think that a monstrosity like this would be built in the midwest let alone anywhere. I stumbled across this mega-mansion on It is on the market for $25,000,000 and is situated on close to 5 acres of prime property at 6501 S County Road in Burr Ridge, IL.  It has 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The French inspired home contains 35,000+ square feet of ultra luxurious living space and a total of 45,000 – 50,000 square feet when counting the endless terraces. The home has a grand foyer with sweeping staircase, a grand ballroom, tremendous 30ft ceilings throughout, 2 formal living rooms, 9 fireplaces, staff quarters, dozens of entertaining spaces, a home theater, a library, a bowling alley, a 20+ car garage, and much much more. 
CLICK HERE for the listing and for 4 more pictures
CLICK HERE to visit the mansion’s website

Partial Floorplans to David Siegel’s 88,000 square foot Mega-Mansion

May 19, 2009

These are the floorplans of the 1st floor and the lower level of David Siegel’s 88,000 square foot mega-mansion. The rooms aren’t labeled, but you can clearly see what some of them are. On the first floor, you can see the dining room, the home theater, the grand ballroom, and the double staircases. On the lower level, you can see the indoor pool, 2-lane bowling alley, and the massive indoor ice skating rink. 
I got these pictures from this website. The company, Water Design Inc., designed the 4 swimming pools that are located both inside and outside the Siegel residence.
CLICK HERE to see the floorplans with no writing on them

A look at Mansions 10 !

May 18, 2009

This amazing 21,118 square foot mansion is located at 1422 North Woodhouse Road in Virginia Beach, VA. The home was on the market for quite some time before being sold. It contains 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a grand foyer with double bridal staircase, a swimming pool, a large carriage house, a boat dock, and a massive subterranean garage accessible from both sides of the house.
CLICK HERE for more pictures

This 20,576 square foot mansion is located at 1078 Vaughn Crest Drive in Franklin, TN. The 5 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom house is on the market for $7,250,000. It was built in 2001 and contains a home office, a 2-story great room with large fireplace and wraparound 2-story balcony, a 2-lane bowling alley, a gym, a biliards room, a home theater, a wine cellar, an outdoor kitchen, and a swimming pool.
CLICK HERE for the listing and for pictures

This is the home of Michael and Marlen Cowpland. Michael is the chairman of Corel Corp., a software company. He has a personal net worth of over $100 million. The $10 million, 20,000 square foot unique mansion is located at 234 Perley Court, Ottawa, ON, Canada. It is located in the prestigious neighborhod of Rockliffe Park. The home contains a swimming pool, tennis court, and is valued at over $12,000,000.

This 20,000 square foot loge style mega-mansion is located in Raleigh, NC. The home includes 10 bedrooms, an indoor pool, a library, a home theater, an elevator, a wine cellar, a tennis court, and a resort style outdoor swimming pool.

Deion Sanders’ Gargantuan Tricked Out Texas Mansion

April 30, 2009

This massive home belongs to former NFL player Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar. The home is located on North Preston Road in Prosper, TX. It is listed at $21,000,000. The 9 bedroom, 10 full and 3 half bathroom mega-mansion was featured in the reality show, Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love. The mansion has over 28,000 square feet of living space and close to 40,000 square feet under roof. The mansion contains a 2-story foyer with grand double bridal staircase, a great room, a master bedroom with 2-story closet, a large gourmet kitchen, multiple staircases, an elevator, a library, a solarium, 5 fireplaces, 3 dining rooms, 7 living rooms, a multi level home theater, and an entertainment wing complete with 2-lane bowling alley, a regulation sized indoor basketball court, a game room modeled after one found in Dave & Busters, and an indoor swimming pool and spa. The home also has an outdoor swimming pool, a 13-car garage, a football field, a tennis court, a stable, and a guest house.

CLICK HERE for the listing

A look at Texas Mansions !

April 21, 2009

This is the massive mansion of former NFL player Deion Sanders. It is located in Prosper, TX. This house was the main backdrop for his reality show Deion & Pilar: Prime time Love. The 40,000 square foot, 30 room  mansion contains a grand foyer with double staircase, 9 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a large master suite with 2-story closet, a home theater, a gym, indoor and outdoor pools, full sized basketball court, a bowling alley, a game room, and large garage.
CLICK HERE to view a video on the home

This weird shaped mansion is located at 5504 Hamptondale Road in Plano, TX. The 12,103 square foot house contains 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

This beautiful mansion is located on a large corner lot and contains a swimming pool with spa, a tennis court, and a large attached garage. The homes is located at 6401 Indian Trail in Plano, TX. It has 13,199 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The owner of the home is Dr. Jude E. Ndudi Sr.

These mansions are located on Palm Royale Blvd in the Sweetwater Country Club. These homes are very grand and come complete with gated entrances, swimming pools, fountains, and tennis courts. This country club has some of the largest and nicest homes in the Houston area.

This mediterranean style mansion is located on Palm Royale Blvd in the Sweetwater Country Club. The gated estate comes with a swimming pool and pool house.

These 3 large mansions are located on Grand Manor in the Sweetwater County Club. The house on the far right is over 35,000 square feet! It is owned by NBA superstar Tracy McGrady.

This mansion is located on Beacon Hill Drive in the Sweetwater Country Club.

This mediterranean style mansion is located at 3712 Dustin Trail in Arlington, TX. It has 13,094 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It also has a swimming pool and a large detached garage. The home is valued at $3,365,500.

This mansion is being built at 5530 North 40 Place in Dallas, TX. The 14,628 square foot mansion has 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

My Adventures in Alpine

April 5, 2009
This is P.Diddy’s $10 million, 17,000 square foot mansion located on Anderson Ave.

This is the side entrance (yes, SIDE) of a newly built mega-mansion by Distaulo Homes. The home is located at the end of Autumn Terrace.

This amazing French chateau style mega-mansion is being built by Sky Development. It is located on the corner of Old Quarry Road and Buckingham Drive.

This is one my favorite homes in Alpine. The home is on the market for $16,500,000 (up from $15.975 million just 2 days ago) and was built by Richard Stabile. The Castle like mansion contains over 14,000 square feet of luxurious living space that includes 7 bedrooms 9.2 bathrooms, a 4-car garage, and amazing columns and terraces.

CLICK HERE for more pictures

This is a view (not a very good one) of the massive 32,000 square foot, $52 million mega-mansion being built by Richard Kurtz. I first visited this home during the first month of construction. I toured the inside and it was absolutely huge! I would love to see the inside of the home now that it is almost finshed. The mansion has a large brick wall surrounding the property and is located off of Closter Dock Road. This is what my perfect dream home would like.

I did a post on this home before. It was on the market for a little over $16 million, but doesn’t seem to be anymore.

I did a post on this home that was titled “Timeless Beauty”. The home sold for $25 million and contains a home theater and bowling alley.

This massive home is being built on Rio Vista Drive. It is owned by Avi Tahari whose brother Elie Tahari co-created the Theory fashion brand. The home contains 15,000 square feet of living space on the 1st and 2nd floors and additional square footage in the lower level. Avi bought the home for $4.2 million after it had been sitting unfinished for years. Avi is putting millions more into it. The home was built by Roundhill Construction of Connecticut.

This is the 2nd open house we went to.

Today, I went with my mom and siter to Alpine, NJ. We went to 2 open houses. The first one was listed at $5,900,000 and the second at $5,850,000. The both had a little over 10,000 square feet. The 2nd open house was located in the prestigious Rio Vista section of Alpine that contains a 60,000 square foot mega-mansion as well as Wesley Snipes’ house. We then drove up and down the streets in Alpine and took pictures of the amazing homes being built.