St. Charles Remodel Brings New To Old Orleans

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A remodeled mansion on New Orleans’s iconic St. Charles Avenue, this $5.9 million estate combines historic southern charm with the latest in home automation. A high tech system controls lighting, entertainment and security throughout the 7-bed/9-bath home, which has other contemporary features like a swimming pool, media room, elevator and double-oven commercial range. The 14,640 square-foot...

Most Expensive Brooklyn Property Proves Time Is Money

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Atop a historic building that once officed staffers working for the New York State Department Labor Department rests the most expensive property in Brooklyn. Like a luxury lair for some comic book villain, the triplex penthouse lives behind each of the four, 14-foot functional clocks that give the ClockTower Building its name. Minus the minute and hour hands, the timepieces serve as windows that...

Coral Gables Estate A $9.9 Million Lagoon Of Luxury

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The 11,000 square foot mansion at 221 Casuarina Concourse has a waterfront spot on Lago Monaco and is just blocks from Biscayne Bay. The $9.9 million Coral Gables estate is an 8-bed/10-bath, two-story behemoth spread amongst nearly an acre of prime Miami real estate. Built in 2000, the home has a private boat dock on the lake/lagoon and a heated swimming pool and a driveway and parking loop...

Power Couple Moves Upward Into New $3.1 Million Home

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As a producer pair and up-and-coming Hollywood power couple, Noreen Halpern and Kevin Murphy are clearly on the move upward. Halpern, the executive producter of HBO’s “Hung” and Murphy, the Emmy-winning writer and producer of “Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical,” recently listed their English country-styled Hollywood Hills home for $1,195,000. The L.A. Times reports that the couple is...

'Fly Away' With Lenny Kravitz' $14.9 Million Loft

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Lenny Kravitz has cleaned up his image over the years and has apparently been similarly inspired to polish his condo from dark sex loft into a bright New York City palace. The Grammy-winning performer has reportedly put the condo on the market several times over the years and submitted the apartment to multiple renovations. The latest makeover is back on the market for $14.9 million and looks to...

$15.8 Million Mansion In Paradise Valley, Arizona

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Nearly as expansive as its desert surroundings, this massive Paradise Valley estate derives its dramatic design from a majestic Camelback Mountain setting. Spread out among nearly one-and-a-half Arizona acres, the $15.8 million home has more than 16,000 square-feet and every conceivable luxury, addition and amenity. Enormous glass walls pull the horizon into palatial rooms, which are painted to...

New King Of Eastern New York Is A Queen Victorian

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A picturesque Queen Anne Victorian built around the turn of the century, this colonial home in Lewisboro, New York underwent a renovation in 2007 to update its ambiance while preserving its historic character. Skylights were added throughout the 5-bedroom/4.5-bath home, lightening the rustic rooms and airing out any old-world stuffiness. The $2.6 million home is on two acres near a river and...

London Townhome Remodel Has New Basement, Old Bricks

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A four-story brick townhouse in London recently emerged from a renovation that preserved its historic architecture while updating the residence with contemporary amenities. Renowned developers at Finchatton added glass walls and a floating staircase to make way for light, which illuminates subtle chrome fixtures and a warm color palette that’s bolstered by wool carpeting and wrought iron...

NBA Great Antonio Davis’ Georgia Home A Free Agent

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Former NBA power forward Antonio Davis is hoping to score $4.2 million for a 16,000 square-foot Georgia estate he and wife Kendra bought a few years ago. The interior of the six-bedroom Roswell estate was designed by Kendra, an interior decorator, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. and mixes formal and comfortable spaces with luxurious accents and lots of leopard print furnishings....

Trump Tower Penthouse A Smart Snag For The Spendthrift

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The high-tech integrated home control system — with its color touch screen-controlled lighting, entertainment, climate and security — is obviously an intelligent feature, but brighter even than the swanky SmartHome system is this penthouse’s view of New York City. Spread throughout a 3,300 square-foot suite atop the 48th floor of the Trump Tower is a $14.9 million Fifth Avenue condo that...

London Luxury For Those Who Can Tom A-Ford It

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Smack in the center of the Boltons Conservation Area is a $14 million luxury home set back from a road that leads to some of London’s best pubs, shops and restaurants. Once owned by American fashion heavyweight Tom Ford, the 3,700 square-foot, three-bedroom Gilston Road home is a swift kick from The Blues’ home base and was recently refit with new appliances, fixtures and furnishings and has...

$16.9 Million Beverly Hills Home On Rexford Drive

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With its retro-inspired embellishments, the modern Beverly Hills estate on Rexford Drive would make a great throwback mansion for any mogul eager to embrace a more-vintage California lifestyle. The $16.9 million home has 7,000 square-feet spread throughout its 5-bed/6.5-bath layout. With its plush carpeting, odd angles, open floor plan and indoor water feature, it’s surprising the home...

Mid-century Masterpiece: Ray Kappe Restoration

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Designed by iconic master architect Ray Kappe, this wood, glass and concrete home near Los Angeles recently hit the market after an extensive renovation. Rescued by Michael LaFetra, a sort-of saint and savior of mid-century modern masterpieces befallen by hard times, the 5-bed/3.5-bath home in Brentwood has been updated with a new kitchen, fixtures and an infinity-edge pool. The $4.5 million...

Hoff's Colonial Encino Mansion Back On The Market

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The Hoff has relisted his Encino home, which is apparently filled to the gills with marble, wrought iron and gold records. The “Jump in My Car” star briefly put the home on the market for $5.95 million last year, but the 5-bed/5.5-bath estate but no buyer took the bait. Hasselhoff and then-wife Pamela Bach bought the home from actor John Goodman for $1.98 million in 1996 and recently...

San Francisco Luxury Real Estate: Frisco's 10 Priciest Homes

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Colorful Cali Townhome Docked Near San Francisco Marina

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A two-unit San Francisco townhome a stone’s throw from Lombard Street and Marina Park, this single-family residence splashes with colorful design and contemporary curb appeal. At just under 3,000 square-feet, the 4-bed/4.5-bath home on Cervantes Boulevard is vertically spacious, and extends towards the sky with its yellow facade and streamlined balcony. The three-story stucco home is outfitted...

Donald Trump Selling $12 Million Beverly Hills Mansion

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Owned but never likely occupied by Donald Trump, this sprawling Colonial home offers up everything one might expect from a Beverly Hills home. The 10,400 square-foot 6-bed/6.5 bath estate has a pool and spa, illuminated tennis court, art studio and every banner of bar, breakfast nook and accessory room. The only thing upstaging the stunning home is its location near the Beverly Hills Hotel on...

$2.9 Million Bolinas Home Brings Bay, Beats Bustle

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Between panoramic mountain vistas and views of the Pacific, the contemporary home on Mesa Road is a short drive from the San Francisco Bay area, but beyond the reach of the bustle of busy city life. The 3,000 square-foot, 4-bed/3-bath home is elongated and spacious, spread amongst a five-acre lot and incorporated into a low profile swelling that keeps its surroundings as the central focus of the...

Twitter Cofounder’s Cozy Berkeley Cottage For Sale

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When Biz Stone wants to unload a little North Berkeley real estate, he simply turns to the micro-blogging service he cofounded. In a July 17 tweet, Stone announced it was time to move out of the cozy 2-bed/2-bath house and linked followers to a listing for the $575,000 home. The mid-century cottage is a small 800 square-feet, but it was designed by acclaimed California architect William Wurster,...

The Most Expensive Streets In The World

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Housing prices are plummeting and much of the world has been gripped by a global economic slowdown. Though the loftiest real estate bubbles might never actually burst, the air has been let out of some of the most inflated. In its annual list of most expensive streets, mens interest blog porhomme points out that the world’s priciest street  has lost 63 percent of its value in a year. [via...