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Bahamas’ Celebrity Hideaway Pink Sands Launches Private Residences

Dec 13, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Real Estate: Pink Sands, the exclusive resort on the Bahamas’ idyllic Harbour Island owned by famed record producer Chris Blackwell, is now offering a limited number of private estates on the picturesque property built to owners’ specifications. Only 13 of the elite estates will be constructed adjacent to the celebrity hideaway frequented by the likes of Keith Richards, Julia Roberts, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell; of the privately-sited building lots priced from $700,000 – $1.995 million ten are available for purchase. Situated on 20 acres overlooking the most beautiful stretch of pink sand beach in the Bahamas, the resort’s luxe amenities including the concierge service, housekeeping, private dining, beach chairs and umbrellas, massage studio and more will be available to e... Read More

Paris Mansion Listed for Sale at $140 Million is World’s 2nd Most Expensive Estate

Nov 16, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Real Estate: An incredible private mansion on Paris’ famed Avenue Foch has been listed for sale at $140 million, making it the second most expensive residential property in the world (in terms of current listings), just behind the $150 Spelling Manor in Beverly Hills. Offered by Christie’s Great Estates affiliate Daniel Féau, the ultra-exclusive estate was built in 1912 for the Duchesse de Montmorency and represents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire one of Paris’ last great private houses.... Read More

Best Luxury Properties in Top 3 Most Expensive ZIP Codes

Nov 1, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: According to Forbes' "Top 10 Most Expensive U.S. ZIP Codes 2010," the top 10 ZIP codes with the most zap for the current year are all located in California, New York, and New Jersey. Sans Alpine, NJ, nine of the 10 ZIP codes are in California or New York. ZIP code number 91008, in Duarte, Cal., had the highest median home price at $4,010,200 in the recently published list. California took the top three positions as well as six of the 10 slots. New York City ZIP codes took three slots. The first ZIP code with its own hit TV show, Beverly Hi... Read More

Philadelphia Penthouse for Sale in National Historic Landmark

Oct 31, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Philly Real Estate: This cavernous 16th-floor penthouse sits atop a National Historic Landmark with enough living space in the living and dining rooms to host a party with 80 guests. Welcome to the featured unit of the Phoenix in Philadelphia's Center City.... Read More

Rustic Elegance Coffee Table Book: Modern Mountain Cabins

Oct 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Real Estate: Love the idea of living in a cabin, but hate the idea of roughing it? A new coffee table book by Ralph Kylloe highlights cabins that are simultaneously upscale, but also offer a definite rusticity.... Read More

Jerry Garcia's Last Owned House in Marin County for Sale

Sep 21, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury Real Estate: If the walks could talk, the stories would be as riveting as your favorite Grateful Dead song to say the least! This single-family residence located in Northern California's Marin County is the same house that Grateful Dead bandleader Jerry Garcia owned at the time of his death in 1995.... Read More

Mansion at Bala Philadelphia Luxury Apartments

Aug 31, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury Real Estate: Located between Center City Philadelphia and the Main Line, in the Bala Cynwyd/City Line District, Mansion at Bala luxury apartments and townhomes offer the tranquility of country living right next to Center City.... Read More

$1 Million Beach Retreat on Florida Panhandle

Aug 27, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: It is a lucky dawg who settles in at this beach house on Dog Island! This three-level beach house located off the Florida Panhandle gets our three-tap clap for best value in a luxury waterfront property.... Read More

St. Lucia Exudes Luxury With Sugar Beach Projects

Aug 17, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: St. Lucia is in the process of becoming a Caribbean hot spot comparable to such world traveler's favorites as St. Barths and Anguilla.... Read More

One Hyde Park: $220 Million Penthouse Sale 'Reported' in London

Aug 16, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: With many high-priced luxury real estate remaining on the market for what must seem like ions to sellers, out of the fog London...and the dust in the air due... Read More

Oil Nut Bay: Resort Community in Virgin Gorda

Aug 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Real Estate: Nestled on a private peninsula on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is Oil Nut Bay, a luxury resort community.... Read More

Groucho Marx's Beverly Hills Mansion Listed at $7 Million

Aug 13, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: The once-owned Beverly Hills home of comedic great Groucho Marx has been put up for sale at nearly $7 million. The property has been on Zillow.com for approximately two months. Coldwell Banker is the listing agency for this storied residence.... Read More

Bid on the City: Luxury Properties in NY Listed at $1

Aug 4, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: And you thought five bucks for a 12-inch-long sandwich was something to sing about! The glut of luxury real estate over the past couple of years has created a business opportunity being tapped by auction houses such as Bid on the City.... Read More

Four Seasons Denver Residences Open This Fall

Jul 30, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private Residences: Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences will make its grand opening in downtown Denver 's culturally rich Theater District this fall. The structure, a 45-story tower that will feature 102 private residences and 239 guestrooms, is a vision of the project's master architect, John Carney. The seamless fusion of modern and neo-classical architecture styles throughout is both soothing and functional.... Read More

The Sands: $35-million Caribbean Estates in Barbados

Jul 30, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This bright and balmy slice of idyllic tropical living is brought to us today from the Platinum Coast of Barbados in the Caribbean. Barbados, in the West Indies' Lesser Antilles, overlooks the Caribbean Sea.... Read More

$25-million 11th Century French Castle for Sale

Jul 21, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

Luxury Real Estate: This is not a replica or a structure reminiscent of another era. This is a bona fide castle that can be traced back to the Crusades and King Richard the Lionhearted. It is located approximately 215 miles south of Paris in the Liomousin region in Haute-Vienne.... Read More

Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood Estate For Sale

Jul 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Celebrity Real Estate: The Brentwood estate where Marilyn Monroe passed away has recently hit the market with a listing price of $3.6 million. While the hacienda might seem small at just 2,624 square feet, it is set on an expansive 23,200-square-foot lot, which features all the luxuries one would expect from the late starlet.... Read More

Gothic Church in San Francisco Converted into $7.5 Million Luxury Pad

Jul 15, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Real Estate: Would living here be the answer to your prayers? The creative usage of this cavernous remodeled church makes this three-bedroom and two-bath dwelling a layout to die for. The living room features a hand-painted ceiling and the spacious Romanesque-style master bathroom is all marble. Every room is divinely super sized. ... Read More

Howard Hughes' Mini Estate for Rent in Palm Springs

Jul 9, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: The eccentric Howard Hughes is the former owner of this open and airy Palm Springs residence that overlooks all of Palm Springs and the Palm Canyon Arroyo. Built into the side of a mountain, this completely renovated luxury domain is one of the hottest vacation-rental properties of this sun-splashed desert community. The property is a favorite rental among celebrities and others seeking privacy.... Read More

Montecito Million-Mansion: Be Al Gore's New Neighbor

Jun 30, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: With the buzz of Al Gore's recent purchase of a single-family residence in Montecito, Calif., of nearly $9 million still aflutter, it piqued our curiosity to check in on his new neighborhood and check out some of its lavish digs. If you want to spend more than Gore, lay your money down here! ... Read More

Italian Castle Atop Capri Island A Luxurious Buy

Jun 23, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Everyone will look up to the new owners of this hilltop palazzo on Italy's Capri Island!... Read More

Alpes-Cote d'Azur offers Luxurious $2 Million Dollar French Castle for Sale

Jun 11, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate Very little could crumble this luxurious fortress! This stone-cold crazy luxury-latent castle was the epitome of a house built with security at the forefront. This fortress, which dates back to 1629, left foes of the sovereign feeling that they were fighting an uphill battle when dropping by for a takeover bid. ... Read More

Felicity Farm: Equestrian Estate in Eastern Pennsylvania

Jun 7, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Felicity Farm is a horse-lover's dream house with a barn, paddocks, and an indoor equestrian track. This property is located in Wawa, Pa., a rural community with tons of mountain greenery, open area, and scenery. The expansive... Read More

Valentino and Giancarlo Giametti's Tuscan Manor for sale

May 28, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This mansion, once known as Palazzo a Parco Terrosi, is located in Cetona, a province in the south part of Siena, Tuscany. This extraordinary 1750-built dwelling is in a park-like setting accentuated by gardens, manicured lawns,... Read More

Barry Pepper's Qualicum Retreat Listed for $1,399,000

May 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Waterfront West Real Estate

Luxury Real Estate: Luxury real estate just got a little bit more exciting with the listing of Barry Pepper's Qualicum Beach B.C. estate.... Read More

Say Aloha to Puakea Bay Ranch for $14 Million

May 18, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury Real Estate: If you lived here, you would be home right now. This heavenly haven of a plush single-family residence located in Maui is the Puakea Bay Ranch.... Read More

Frank McKinney Lists $24-million Eco-mansion, Acqua Liana

May 14, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Admit it. What doesn’t sound farfetched, preposterous, and sophomoric about a self-made, book-writing, real estate mogul who claims to be a daredevil real estate speculator all with the flair of preening rock star?... Read More

$16-Million Gables Club Penthouse in Coral Gables

May 13, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Luxury Real Estate: This is the best residence available at the exclusive Gables Club in Coral Gables, Fla.... Read More

Home of 1920s Faith Healer Sister Aimee for Sale

May 12, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: And you thought celebrities following evangelists began when the Beatles met the Maharishi in 1967!... Read More

Luxury Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award to Joan Thomson

May 12, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Being the best in any profession is an arduous process that requires an extraordinary work ethic and a desire to succeed.... Read More

$12-million Oceanfront Estate on Jupiter Island

May 11, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: While the planet this spectacular single-family residence sets on is Earth, the otherworldly level of luxury of this Jupiter Island estate offers is heavenly.... Read More

House of Quint?: $18-million Mansion in Portugal

Apr 23, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: We drop in on one of Europe’s oldest countries, Portugal, for this fantastically lavish single-family residence. While it dates back to the 15th century, the plumbing and all other creature comforts are 21st century plush … and... Read More

Mrs. Fields’ Mansion in Luxury-Property Auction in Park City

Apr 21, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: That’s the way the cookie crumbles. Now that that is out of the way, let’s get to the serious stuff.... Read More

Actor Scott Baio Lists Encino Home at $2.895 Million

Apr 16, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Celebrity Real Estate: Actor Scott Baio recently listed his home in Encino, Calif. at $2.895 million, according to celebrity-property super sleuth the RealEstatler.... Read More

Luxury Island Fantasy: Turks and Caicos

Apr 6, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Close your eyes, click your heels together thrice, and you are here … on this exclusive five-star Caribbean destination in the Turks and Caicos.... Read More

Equity Estates Luxury Residence Fund: A Worldly Investment

Mar 31, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Luxury Residence Funds: For those who love to travel yet value a solid investment, Equity Estates offers a Luxury Residence Fund that combines the best of both worlds.... Read More

Villa Regal: $12-million Mansion in Dominican Republic

Mar 17, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury Real Estate: This amazingly perfect estate of more than 32,000 square feet is located in Cap Cana of the Dominican Republic.... Read More

Luxury Assembly Homes Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Mar 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Real Estate: The next big trend in luxury real estate isn't all about custom-built glamour. Instead, luxury real estate has come to be about quick and easy assembly construction, inspired by the cookie cutter modular homes that role down hi... Read More

Four Seasons: 5-Star Private Residences Worldwide

Mar 15, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: The private residences made available by Four Seasons are hot commodities whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall.... Read More

$5-million Cabo San Lucas Penthouse

Mar 9, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

Luxury Real Estate: Whether this tickles one’s fancies as a vacation home or a primary residence, this most desirable penthouse is simply irresistible.... Read More

$41-Million Mansion in Moscow’s Vienna House

Mar 8, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: From Russia with love ... or at least a whole lot of luxury! The concept is simple yet fiendishly rich: build a four-story mansion inside a building.... Read More

Ritz-Carlton’s Caribbean DeckHouses Stacked for High Rollers

Mar 3, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: The possibilities are endless at the DeckHouses.... Read More

$5.7 Million Artist’s Loft & Penthouse in San Antonio

Mar 2, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This spectacular single-family residence houses painting and artwork as if it were an art gallery. This bright and open two-story penthouse in San Antonio, Tex., was made to showcase artwork.... Read More

Tom Hanks Buys $26 Million House in Pacific Palisades

Mar 1, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Celebrity Real Estate: Tom Hanks recently purchased a 14,500-square-foot mansion in Pacific Palisades for $26 million. It is the largest transaction for a single-family residence in Los Angeles County in 2010, as reported by Newsboy.... Read More

Remsenburg Estate: $6-Million Westhampton Beach House with Private Dock

Feb 27, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Hot fun in the summertime! This single-family residence in Westhampton sets on more than four acres and has private access to Moriches Bay.... Read More

Laurel Springs: $12-Million Santa Barbara Ranch with Retreat

Feb 25, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This sprawling luxury property, Laurel Springs Ranch, sets in the hills above Santa Barbara and provides amazing views of both the ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains.... Read More

Hidden Pond Farm: $2 Million Nor’easter Estate

Feb 23, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This Nor’easter estate in Pawlet, Vt., is spread out further than eyes can see on a 148-pastural-acre spread with ponds, streams, pastures, paddocks, and a fully restored antique horse barn.... Read More

New Residential Development in Caribbean BVI

Feb 22, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This mixed-use luxury property on Scrub Island is the first new development in the lush British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years.... Read More

Luxury Villa on Spain’s Balearic Islands

Feb 17, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This Mediterranean-styled single-family residence is located in Andratx, a municipality of the Balearic Islands in Mallorca, Spain’s largest island.... Read More

$69,000 Monthly Furnished Apartment Rental in Paris

Feb 17, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This three-level apartment, with five bedrooms and six baths, is in Paris’ St. James area. It is part of the 19th century-built Hotel Particulier.... Read More

$11.5 Million Italian-styled Mansion in Los Angeles

Feb 16, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This gated Italian-styled estate of nearly 8,700 square feet is located in Los Angeles County. There are seven fireplaces throughout this single-family residence of four bedroom and eight baths.... Read More

Huge $4 Million Condo in Montreal’s Historic St. Regis

Feb 15, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: The rarified opulence of this cavernous and richly refined condominium in Montreal is overwhelming.... Read More

15th Century Luxury Fixer Upper Palazzo in Venice

Feb 11, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Here is an intriguing super-luxury fixer-upper with loads of upside potential located in Venice.... Read More

Yves St. Laurent Moroccan Estate For Sale

Feb 4, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Celebrity Real Estate: You're moments away from the Kasbah in this spectacular single-family residence just outside downtown Tangier in Morocco.... Read More

Goldeneye Island Estate: Jamaica Goes 007

Feb 3, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury Real Estate: The most famous fictional secret agent known, James Bond, would never have existed if not for his tropical mansion in Jamaica.... Read More

$48-million Marin County Mansion

Feb 2, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: New owners get an eyeful tenfold with this exquisite estate on a cul-de-sac, in a nice neighborhood in Northern California.... Read More

Northeast $12.5 Million Mansion, Luxury Compound in Connecticut

Jan 26, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Known as the Gathering Place, this spectacular seven bedroom single-family residence in New Canaan, Conn., is private five-... Read More

Great Island Estate in Washington for $25 million

Jan 15, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury Properties:Since this amazing property has no official name attached to it, we thought we would go ahead and give it one. Wow!... Read More

Castello Sui Lago is a Texas-size Luxury Estate

Jan 15, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Finding a property as majestic as Castello Sui Lago is a lot like love. You just never know where you’ll find it. This palazzo of extraordinary Italian architecture happens to be in boot-kicking Spicewood, Texas, which is about... Read More

Breakers Row Luxury Apartments: Carefree Oceanfront Living in Palm Beach

Jan 13, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Oceanfront Living: There are many reasons why people visit a luxury resort, but when it comes down to the essence of the experience, one factor always seems to make a significant difference.... Read More

Charles Island: Own a piece of the Bahamas

Jan 12, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Island Property: Charles Island is a tropical luxury development island in waiting in idyllic Spanish Wells, Bahamas.... Read More

Bahamas Estate at $32.5 million

Jan 9, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: This heavenly Nassau, Bahamas, waterfront estate is a tropical enclave of spectacular dimensions.... Read More

J. Lo and Marc Anthony Sell Home at $7.5 Million

Jan 5, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Celebrity Real Estate: Actress/singer/dancer/extraordinary entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez and equally impressive hubby singer-actor Marc Anthony have sold their Bel Air, Calif., home for $7.5 million.... Read More

 
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