Palatial Tennessee Manor

August 18, 2009

This extraordinary manor home can be yours for just $2,499,900! The 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom home is located at 1216 Waterstone Blvd in affluent Franklin, TN. It is situated in the guard gated community of LaurelBrooke. The 11,158 square foot mansion contains a dramatic foyer with dual staircases, a formal living room, a formal dining room with fireplace, an elevator, a great room with grand fireplace, a gourmet kitchen with white marble floors and counter tops, a library, a home theater, a gym, a 1,000 sq.ft bonus room, and a swimming pool with spa. Seriously, it can’t any better than this! This home is top of the line and is simply gorgeous! The asking price is exceptionally reasonable. Try finding something like this in Greenwich, CT. It would be 6 times more expensive!!

Mansion or Mega-Mansion?

August 16, 2009

I think that both terms, mansion and mega-mansion, are always used too lightly. For example, the title of this news story is “Mega-Mansions suffer dramatic price declines.” When I read the title, I was excited to read the rest of the story. Then I got to the 2nd paragraph and read the number 9,700, yes 9,700. What? This is misleading. I can remember dozens of articles like these where the title contains the word mansion or mega-mansion and the story is about homes that are not even close to that. A 9,700 square foot home is not a mega-mansion, by no means. It is merely a mansion or even a large home by some people’s standards. Like I said in a recent post, a mansion is anywhere from 8,000 to 15,000 square feet. So, this home would be considered a mansion. A mega-mansion to me would be 20,000 square feet and up. Well, I guess the author wanted to spark readers’ interest by including the word “mega” in the title. Still, it gets me annoyed. What about you?

A look at Mansions

August 16, 2009

This uniquely shaped mansion is located on Graceview Drive in Kinnelon, NJ. The 7 bedroom, 8 bathroom home contains indoor and outdoor pools, a home theater, a tennis court, and much much more. It is listed for $5,900,000 and contains 15,000 square feet of living space.

This extraordinary French inspired mansion is located at 209 Braeburn Road in Barrington, IL.  It contains over 14,000 square feet of living space.

This newly constructed brick mansion is located on Vaughn Crest Drive in Franklin, TN.

This incredible estate is located at 47900 W 9 Mile in Novi, MI. It is listed for only $2,685,000 and contains 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 11,290 square feet of living space, a gated entrance, and a huge private lake.

This gorgeous country style mansion is located on Hawley Woods Road in Barrington, IL. You can see its massiveness when you look at the other homes surrounding it. I love the back of the home especially!! I like how the great room extends out.

Larry Hahn’s Amazing French Estate

August 14, 2009

This is the home of Larry M. Hahn, the founder of perfume company Scentura. The firm is a multilevel selling company which manufacturers inexpensive imitations of designer fragrances. Salespeople are sent out, often in pairs, to sell perfume door-to-door or in parking lots. The amazing 16,000 square foot French Manor estate is located at 2500 White Stallion Way in Thousand Oaks, CA. The home is on the market for $29,900,000. It contains 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a magnificent custom kitchen with two islands, an impressive home theater, a grand foyer with cut out oval that looks up to the 2nd floor, and a 2-story great room. The 3,800 square foot master suite contains two master baths and two huge walk-in closets. The backyard contains a gorgeous french formal garden and an infinity edged swimming pool.



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.

Spectacular Great Falls Mansion

August 12, 2009

Location: 9603 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA
Price: $3,485,000
Square Feet: 13,000+

This spectacular new build was originally listed for $3,685,000. The home contains over 13,000 square feet of exquisite living space. The foyer contains a grand sweeping staircase with custom wrought iron handrails and beautiful marble floors. There are amazing hardwood floors throughout as well as detailed trimming, tray ceilings, and crown molding. The home has a library, formal dining room, formal living room, sun room , great room, a gourmet kitchen with separate catering kitchen, a billiards room, a home theater, a wine cellar, and a custom bar. The home also has a total of 5 fireplaces and 4 garages. I think that this home is priced to sell! The attention to detail is astounding and is something you would see in a $5+ million home. A home like this would be easily be over $5,000,000 in states like New Jersey and Connecticut.


Pictures of New Jersey Mansions

August 11, 2009

This is, if you do not already know, the home of Rev Run. The home appears in his hit reality show Run’s House. It is located on Wildwood Road in Saddle River, NJ. It was recently listed for sale.

This is the front gate to Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons’ palatial 35,000 square foot mega-mansion located at 101 Fox Hedge Road in Saddle River, NJ. The home used to be on the market, but it seems to have slipped off.

This home is also located on Fox Hedge Road. It is listed for $7,395,000 and is a new construction. I emailed the listing agent, Vicki Gaily, and asked if I could take a tour of the home. She is going to ask the builder and see if its alright. If so, I’ll take plenty of pics!

This home is located on Truman Drive in Cresskill and is part of Tamcrest Estates.

This home is located on Vaccaro Drive in Cresskill. I love the style of this home. It is very French inspired.

This is Hip Hop Mogul P.Diddy’s house on Anderson Avenue in Alpine, aka Rapper’s Delight, NJ. He purchased the 17,000 square foot home for $8.95 back in 2004.

The Link Buddy gets reviewed on Killer Startups!

August 11, 2009

Hey guys! Well, my new website called The Link Buddy, has gotten reviewed on Killer Startups. Please go there and vote for us!!


Mansions and their Floorplans

August 10, 2009

This home is located at 9345 S Ingleside Farm Road in Germantown, TN. It contains a circular driveway and a swimming pool with pool house.


This amazing home is located at 11508 Manorstone Lane in Columbia, MD. The home contains two curved staircase (one in each of the rotundas), a 4-car garage, and an indoor swimming pool. The model of this home is called Chateau de Villesarin.


This model is also being built on Marion Stone Way Raleigh, NC. It is for sale for $3,850,00 and contains 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 15,000 square feet.


This impressive mansion is located at 18101 Sheldon Road in Northville, MI. It contains a driveway with a bridge, a small stream, a swimming pool with pool house, and a separate detached garage. The model of this home is called Chateau De La Ravinere.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLOORPLAN (the plans were of course modified for this home)

Videos on Updown Court

August 9, 2009


I love the first video!! The music, the pictures, it just gets you in the mood to buy a home like this! lol. Thats if you have $135 million to spend.

These are two videos of Updown Court, the $135 million mega mansion in Windlesham, Surrey, Engalnd. The 40,000 square foot, 103 room mansion has been on the market since 2005. That’s quite a while! However, it is still considered one of most elite homes in the world for a filthy rich billionaire to buy. I mean what more could you want?? It has a two-lane bowling alley, a squash court, 5 swimming pools, and acres upon acres of marble!