Archive for the ‘connecticut’ Category

Pics of Arnold Chase’s Mega Mansion

August 13, 2009

My friend Jeff, who lives in Connecticut, took pictures of Arnold Chase’s house which is locatd on Avon Mountain. The home, as you can see, is completed. The large tower you see in the second picture is a security camera! Now, all we have to do is wait for Bird’s Eye View in Bing maps to update so that we can see it for ourselves.

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.

50 Cent’s Mega Mansion back on the Market

July 20, 2009

50 Cent’s palatial mansion, which is located on Poplar Hill Road in Farmington, CT, is back on the market; this time with a price tag of $10.8 million. The nearly 50,000 square foot home contains 19 bedrooms, 37 bathrooms, an indoor pool, a disco, an indoor racquetball court, 5 kitchens, a tennis court, and a pond. 50 first listed the estate back in 2007 for $18.5 million, then it was listed at $14.5 million late last year. He bought the home for $4.1 million from Mike Tyson and spent an additional $6 million in renovations. 

Lake Carrington Estate Back on the Market

July 14, 2009

The magnificent Lake Carrington Estate, which spans over 26,000 square feet,  is officially back on the market. Built by Antares Development back in 2007, this grand colonial is located on Langhorne Lane in Greenwich, CT. The home was originally listed for $28,000,000 back in 2007. The price for the estate now is almost a whopping 50% lower at $14,500,000. The home’s interior is unfinished, leaving the potential buyer to customize it any way that they want to. The home features 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths and 9 half baths, and is situated on 9 acres of prime property that includes a lake. This luxurious mansion also comes with a 36 foot long indoor lap pool, 3 family room, a home theater, a 20,000 bottle wine cellar with its own tasting room, squash/basketball court, and 2 elevators.

Another look at Arnold Chase’s Mega Mansion

June 14, 2009

( under construction)

Well as you can see, Arnold Chase’s mega-mansion is probably near completion judging by the first picture (bird’s eye view hasn’t updated yet, picture is almost a year old). The 50,853 square foot home is expected to cost Arnold around $14 million to build. It is located on Avon Mountain in Avon, CT. Th first floor will contain 8,951 square feet and the second floor will contain 7,462 square feet. The second floor will have a master suite, 4 additional bedrooms, and a home office. The 2 basements will have a combined 33,500 square feet of living space. The upper level basement will be 20,410 square feet and contain the 100 seat home theater, soda fountain room, 4700 square foot game room, music annex, and more. The 13,063 square foot lower basement will be mostly for storage and mechanicals, but will still have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a workshop, and a kitchen. I can’t wait to see what the house will look like when completed!

Alert Alert: Mansion News !!

June 3, 2009

Rapper and Hip-Hop Entrepreneur 50 Cent has taken his Farmington, CT mansion off the market. The mega-mansion, which is one of the largest homes on the East Coast, was on the market for $14.5 million down from a high of $18.5 million. The sprawling 48,000 square foot, 19 bedroom estate comes with an indoor swimming pool, a man-made pond, an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a basketball court, a home theater, and its very own disco club. 50 bought the home from boxer Mike Tyson’s ex-wife for $4.1 million. I say thats a darn good price per square foot. Local realtors say that 50 Cent is out of his mind if he thought that anybody would buy the house when it was listed for so much. They say that in the location that the house is in, the most that he would get for it would be $5 million. Oh well, thats still a $900,000 profit.

This unique modern mega-mansion is being constructed on prestigious and privated Indian Creek Island. 3 Indian Creek Drive will be home to a massive 30,000 square foot house that will contain 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a panic room, and a rooftop lawn and jaccuzi. It is slated to become the most expensive home in Miami history!

Britney Spears has officially put her Beverly Hills back on the market. The 6 bedroom Italianate mansion was bought by Spears back in 2007. It is on the market for $6.499 million. She bought it for $6.75 million which means that she will lose money if the home sells.

A look at Mansions 9 !

April 30, 2009

These two mansions are located off of Clark Hill Road in Glastonbury, CT.

This Normandy style mansion is located on Forest Hill Irene Road in Germantown, TN. It is one of the largest homes in the city. It contains a 4-car garage and a swimming pool. The 14,654 square foot home contains 5 bedrooms and 6 full and 4 half bathrooms. It was designed by Larry Belk Designs.

This large mansion is located above Acorn Ridge Road in South Glastonbury, CT. It is on the market for $5,999,000. It contains 5 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and 12,872 square feet of living space.
CLICK HERE for the listing

These two mansions are located at 5990 W Patrick Road in Las Vegas, NV. They are both owned by Todd Slusher, the President of Southwest Homes. The home on the left has over 20,000 square feet of living space.

This modern mansion is located at 9501 Orient Express in Las Vegas, NV. The 17,491 square foot house contains 5 bedrooms, 9.2 bathroom, an indoor racquetball court, an indoor basketball court, and an ifinity edged swimming pool. It was purchased by Kenneth Black in February of 2006 for $14,000,000.
CLICK HERE for more pictures of the house

This large mansion is located at 9511 Kings Gate Court in Las Vegas, NV. The 15,816 square foot house was built in 2003 and has 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Gary Tharaldson bought the home for $12,000,000 back in 2007. Gary is an entrepreneur who founded the Tharaldson Companies which had a portfolio of 130 hotels until it was sold.
CLICK HERE for more pictures (pictures #25-30)

A look at Lake Carrington’s Floorplans

April 28, 2009

I looked for hours trying to find the floorplans to the Lake Carrington estate and I finally found them. I think I am the only website that has them posted. As you all know, the estate is located in prestigious Greenwich, CT and is on the market for around $25 million. Alex Rodriguez was reported to be looking to buy it. The 31,376 square foot main house was designed by renowned architect Boris Baranovich and was built by Antares Developers. 
CLICK HERE for more info on this estate

Addresses of Mansions featured on Teen Cribs

April 16, 2009

Location: 3040 W Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton, CA
Homeowner: Christopher and Deborah Neal. (Chris is a real estate developer)
The family is selling their newly built 14,586 square foot mansion for $10,000,000.
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: Capstick Road, Montville, NJ
Homeowners: Salvatore and Lisa Lobiondo (Sal is a managing director at Zolfo Cooper)
Their daughter, Gina, showed MTV the house which include an impressive foyer with floating staircase, a home theater with concession stand, and a swimming pool with a built in 60 ft. long waterslide.

Location: 45 Greenswood Place, Glastonbury, CT
Homeowner: David Ford ( owner of Ford David M Law Offices)
His son Cody showed MTV the house, which included a huge 2-story family room, a game room, a gym, and a massive detached indoor basketball court complete with rock climbing wall.

Location: Forest Hill Irene Road, Germantown, TN
Homeowner: Nancy (in the metal industry )
Her son and daughter showed MTV the house. It included a home theater, an elevator, a game room, a swimming pool, a horse stable with riding arena, and a private lake. The house was designed by Shapiro and Company.

Location: 9 Brooke Lane, South Barrington, IL
Homeowner: Christine Elias and her husband, who is a real estate developer
His daughter showed MTV the house. The home is currently on the market for $8,900,000 and contains 11,388 square feet on 1.3 acres. The 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom mansion contains a gourmet kitchen with two islands, a library, touch screen controls in every room, a cabana with grill, a custom bar, a massage room and nail salon, a hot tub, a home theater, a swimming pool, and a tennis court. 
CLICK HERE to see the listing

Location: 11 East Oakwood Hills Drive, Chandler, AZ
Homeowner: Robb M Corwin ( President of Gorilla Companies, LLC)
His sons showed MTV the house, which includes a home theater, a sports court, and a playroom.

Location: 2 Thatcher Terrace, Farmington, CT

Homeowner: David Quisenberry (architect)
His son showed MTV the house, which included a billiards room, a hangout room, and a recreational facility (soccer field) in the attic!
Daivd owns Quisenberry & Arcari Architects

Location: 804 Brookwood Road, Bryn Mawr, PA

Homeowner: Beth Shak (Professional Poker Player)

Her daughter showed MTV the house, which included a game room, a home theater, and a hidden master closet.

I will be updating this list as more episodes are aired.

A look at Mansions for Sale !

April 15, 2009

Location: 550 Long Lake Road E, Orono, MN
Price: $4,950,000
Square Feet: 19,625
This massive lakeside estate was designed by Bruce Schmidt and is located on close to 6 acres of  land. The 10 bedroom and 12 bathroom house contains a living room, dining room, great room, family room, kitchen, office, wet bar room, playroom, game room, an indoor pool, and an 8-car garage.
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT
Price: $9,998,000
Square Feet: 17,834
This stone Gerogian mansion under construction sits on 5 acres of land and contains 8 bedrooms and 8 full and 2 half bathrooms. The home has a formal living room with brick fireplace, dining room, family room, great room, an elevator, a recreational room, a home theater, a swimming pool, and a 4-car garage.
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: 7553 Forest Hill Road, Burr Ridge, IL
Price: $6,850,000
Square Feet: 16,000
This stately mansion contains 6 bedrooms and 8 full and 3 half bathrooms. The home was built in 2000 and sits on close to 2 acres of land. It has a grand formal rooms, a gourmet kitchen, an indoor pool and spa, a home theater, a billiards room, a wine cellar, a gym, and an elevator. 
CLICK HERE to see the listing

Location: 7714 Georgetown Pike, Mclean, VA
Price: $4,500,000
Square Feet: 15,000
This newly built mansion contains 5 bedrooms and 7 full and 2 half bathrooms. It was built in 2008 and sits on 2.5 acres of land. The palatial sized colonial mansion contains  beautiful 2-story foyer with a double bridal staircase, a dining room, living room, 2 offices, great room, family room, kitchen with adjoining breakfast room, sunroom, catering kitchen, pet grooming room, library, 4-car garage, exercise room, billiards room, recreational room, bar, game room, wine cellar, and an elevator.
CLICK HERE to see more pictures, a virtual tour, and floorplans of the home