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Almost Identical Mansions

August 5, 2009

This is the former mansion of Indian mortgage broker and entertainment mogul Vijay K. Taneja. The home is located on Summit Drive in Fairfax, VA. It contains 25,000 square feet of living space and includes an indoor swimming pool, an indoor racquetball court, a gold-leaf prayer room, a home theater, and a tennis court. Vijay built the home in 2005. While living in the house, he was also executing an elaborate mortgage fraud scheme — defrauding four U.S. banks of millions — while continuing his global investments. Investigators are still trying to untangle the financial web. He pleaded guilty November 2008 to bilking banks of at least $33 million and victimizing associates from the Indian community with phony home loans. The mansion was auctioned off and the highest bid went to Egyptian businessman Ali Hafez who paid $3.875, which I think is practically a steal. The bidding started at $2.8 million.

NOW……Take a look at this mansion, which I just did a post on yesterday, and tell me if you see anything. 


This house has only 21,500 square feet, but you can see that every detail, from the columns, to the two symmetrical wings, that they are the same. I wonder which company built them. Probably Niroo Mansions.


Las Vegas Mega Mansion

August 3, 2009

This mansion is located at 8920 Players Club Drive in Las Vegas, NV and is listed for $12,800,000. It sits on nearly one acre golf front lot and contains 23,360 square feet of living space and has close to 31,000 square feet under roof. This home is another case of the “square footage doesn’t match up with aerial view of house”. The home looks to be like 14,000 square feet, not 31,000!!! It has 11 bedrooms all with their own full baths and walk-in closets and a total of 16 bathrooms. The master suite alone is nearly 2,600 square feet! This grand residence sports an indoor racquetball/basketball, volleyball court, 15 seat home theatre, his/hers offices, spectacular great room with 27’ ceilings, an arts and crafts room, formal living room,  a huge dining room that seats 18, a climate controlled RV garage (2,730 square feet), a lovely gourmet kitchen with huge eating area, an enormous bonus/game room with additional full kitchen, a swimming pool with caves, waterfall, slides, and an outdoor kitchen. 


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.


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. 

Atlanta’s Priciest Pad

July 7, 2009

This is currently the most expensive residential listing in Atlanta, GA. It is listed for $14,500,000 and is located at 3410 Ridgewood Road. This custom French manor estate, which will be completed very soon, includes imported limestone floors and molding, a gorgeous limestone and brick exterior, and many more fine materials. The mansion contains 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a grand double bridal staircase, a 2-story great room, a family room, a home office, a home theater, a wine cellar, a limestone terrace, a swimming pool, and an indoor sports court that has 25+ ft ceilings.

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. 

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 Mansions!

April 9, 2009

This massive mansion is being constructed at 5400 Pontiac Trail in West Bloomfield, MI. It is being built by Alon Kaufman, the founder of HoMedics, the leading global manufacturer of home massage, relaxation, and wellness products. This waterfront property is located right next to the Upper Straits Lake. The tudor style mega-mansion contains an unbelievable 34,349 square feet. It is valued at $7,040,000

This palatial waterfront mansion contains 10,107 square feet that includes 5 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. It is located at 3717 Wards Point Drive in West Bloomfield, MI. The home is situated on a gorgeous peninsula style plot and contains a swimming pool and a 4-car garage. It is valued at $2,489,000.

This ultra modern mansion is located at 3320 Three Lakes Lane in Orchard Lake Village, MI. The 14,500 square foot mansion contains 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and is valued at $5,400,000.

These three mansions are located on Trillium Court in West Bloomfield, MI. They all contain circular motor courts and are located on Upper Straits Lake.

This mediterranean style mega-mansion is located on Red Rock Lane in Flower Mound, TX. The home has a motor court, its own lake, a tennis court, and a mosaic tiled swimming pool with pool house.

This unique modern estate is owned by superstar rapper Akon. It is located at 320 Wilderlake Court NW in Atlanta, GA. The estate, which looks like it is spread out over multiple buildings, has 14,994 square feet. The modern interior features marble floors, a stainless steel kitchen, 2 baby grand pianos, touch motion controlled rooms, 10 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, an indoor lap pool, and a basketball court. The home is valued at $4,311,500.
CLICK HERE to see Akon give a tour of this home

This is the mansion of record producer and rapper Swizz Beatz. It is located at 6 France Drive in Pomona, NY. The 14,109 square foot mansion was built in 1988 and bought by Swizz for $1,969,000. This modern home contains 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a swimming pool, a racquetball court, and a basketball court.

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

Cherry Hills Village Mega-Mansions

January 24, 2009

This is a birds eye view of one of Englewood, Colorado’s most prestigious streets. Cherry Hills Park Drive is located in the exclusive Cherry Hills Village. This street is filled with a dozen or so mega-mansions.

This is the mega-mansion of Mike Shanahan. Mike Shanahan is the Broncos’ head coach. I did a post on this home a while back. Mike’s former mansion is down the street and sold for $16 million. This 35,000 square foot monstrosity is currently under construction and will feature amenities such as a bowling alley and indoor racquetball court.

This is a view of 4 of the homes on the street. As you can see, a mega-mansion is currently under construction.