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La Jolla California Estate of  Billionaire Ron Burkle.

Ron Burkle’s Estate In La Jolla Farms In California.

Ron Burkle's Estate In La Jolla California

Ron Burkle’s Estate In La Jolla California

Primarily used for business and corporate entertaining, this 26,674 sq. ft., 9 bedroom, 13 bathroom cliff-top oceanfront estate is located on a 5.5-acre property in La Jolla Farms, one of the most affluent and exclusive enclaves in all of California.

Owned by supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle, an acknowledged collector of trophy properties, the residence was at one time the largest single-family homes ever built with a steel frame. Purchased on February 5, 1999 for $15.8 million, the estate is currently one of the highest appraised single-family homes in all of San Diego with a tax value of over $34 million in 2012.

With an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion in 2012 according to Forbes, Burkle is famous for having bought and sold supermarket chains Fred Meyer and Ralphs, as well as being part owner of the Pittsburg Penguins hockey team in the NHL with retired hockey player Mario Lemieux, who is a two-time Stanley Cup winner and 2002 Olympic gold medalist.

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Le Palais Royal Estate in U. S. Most Expensive Listing at $139 Million.

Le Palais Royal in South Florida is the most expensive listing in The U.S. for $139 Million.

Florida Estate Home The Most Expensive Home in U.S. Listed at $139,000.

Estate Home in South Florida Hits Market at $139 Million, Most Expensive in U.S.

Le Palais Royal, A French-inspired estate home currently under construction in Hillsboro Beach, Floridahas just been listed for sale at $139 million, making it the most expensive palace in the continental U.S. currently on the market.

The 60,500-square-foot palatial estate sits on over 4 acres and 465-feet of beachfront on Millionaires Mile. Le Palais Royal boasts a 492-foot private dock that can accommodate up to a 185-foot mega yacht, and an underground garage with parking for over 30 cars. Currently under the final phase of construction and slated for completion before the end of 2015, the price tag includes the finishing.

Listing agent of Le Palais Royal,  William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate tells World Property Channel, “Le Palais Royal is to be the most expensive listing on the market in America, and was designed to be fit for royalty and the upmost refined individual.

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This oceanfront palace features 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and the first-ever IMAX Theater contracted for private use, featuring a 50 by 27-foot screen and seating for 18 with a bar and IMAX lounge. Other exceptional features include three master bedroom suites and one presidential master suite, each with a Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway.  La Cuisine du chef will feature a La Cornue Grand Palais custom range and custom cabinetry made of solid mahogany accentuated with 22-carat gold leafing. The family room will feature a 1,300-gallon Living Color aquarium enclosed within custom cabinetry that will accommodate a high definition 3-D television.

 Le Palais Royal  features a 4,500-square-foot infinity edge pool with a 12-foot cascading waterfall, double loop LED-lit waterslide, fire pit and swim-up bar for outdoor entertaining. The pool was designed with state-of-the-art technology including an automated temperature gauge sensor and triple sanitation system, which utilizes saline, chlorine and ultraviolet light. An outdoor Jacuzzi is positioned above a waterfall, and there is also a plunge pool off the master suite on the second floor of the exterior terrace. The courtyard also features an outdoor summer kitchen with a pizza oven, outdoor lounge for royal entertaining, and entrance to indoor spa massage rooms.

 

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A Hamptons property has just taken the title of “most expensive home ever sold in the U.S.”

East Hampton 18 Acre Home Just Sold For $147 Million Dollars to Larry Rosenstein of  Jana Partners.

East Hamptons Highest sold home in history of U.S.

East Hamptons Highest sold home in history of U.S.

The 18-acre expanse in East Hampton just sold for $147 million to hedge-fund manager Barry Rosenstein of Jana Partners, according to Curbed Hamptons.

Rosenstein’s new neighbors on exclusive Further Lane include Jerry Seinfeld, hedge-fund manager Jim Chanos, and art dealer Larry Gagosian.

The home was previously owned by the late Christopher H. Browne, the managing director of a New York investment firm who bought it in the late 1990s, according to a 2007 profile in The New York Times. Browne and his partner of 10 years, architect Andrew Gordon, spent much of their time renovating and landscaping the property.

According to Page Six, when Browne died of a heart attack in 2009 in Florida, he left his entire estate to Gordon. However, legal disputes between Gordon’s and Browne’s families raged on until 2012, when Gordon — then dying of cancer — was allowed via a secret settlement to live out the rest of his life in the home he had shared with Browne.

When Gordon passed away this past fall, Browne’s family began quietly shopping around the mansion, according to Page Six. Ultimately, they sold the estate without using a broker, avoiding some serious fees and commissions (which is also why there are no listing photos of the property).

Sources told The New York Post that brokers in the area were “crestfallen” and “furious” that no broker was hired, with one broker saying that the Browne family “closed ranks. It was all very hush-hush.”

The sale easily beat out Connecticut’s 50-acre Copper Beach farm, which sold a month ago for $120 million, and the $132.5 million working Montana Ranch bought by Rams owner Stan Kroenke in 2012.

East Hampton Home is Highest Price Ever to Sell in U.S for $147 Million.

East Hampton Home is Highest Price Ever to Sell in U.S for $147 Million.

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Bruce Willis to Sell his Hacienda in Beverly Hills

Bruce Willis Hacienda in Beverly Hills to go on market for $22 million.

Bruce Willis Home

Hollywood action star Bruce Willis is selling his “one of a kind hacienda” in Beverly Hills, priced at $22 million.

The “Die Hard” actor purchased the Beverly Hills estate for $6.3 million in 2004 under his “Ix Nay” investment trust, which he’s used to purchase several New York properties, according to Yahoo!

bruce-willis-home-2.jpgBuilt in 1928, the “walled and gated” estate has “old world charm with all the modern conveniences one could desire,” according to the listing.

The house has a total of 11 bedrooms–five in the main house–and 11 bathrooms. Considering his second wife, Emma Heming, recently gave birth to his fourth daughter, maybe he needs more space.

Special features include a media room, four fireplaces, private tennis court, open-air courtyard, heated pool and a covered patio with built-in barbecue.

Previous celebrity owners of the estate include Michael Jackson, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Mr. Willis purchased the place from Alan Ladd Jr., a film executive and producer famous for helping George Lucas make the original “Star Wars.”

Here are some additional photos of the property:

 

 

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 Greewich Connecticut Has a Secluded Compound On The Market for $190 Million

Would You Pay $190 For An Isolated Compound in Greenwich Called Beech Farm?

Copper BeachCompound  in Greenwich on the market for $190 Million

Copper BeachCompound in Greenwich on the market for 190 Million

A grand estate in Greenwich, Connecticut known as Copper Beech Farm is on the market for $190 million, which would make it the most expensive home in the United States.

The current owner is timber magnate John Rudey, who reportedly purchased the property 31 years ago. The Victorian mansion was built in 1898 and was once owned by Harriet Lauder Greenway, the daughter of industrialist George Lauder who helped found U.S. Steel.

It is the first time the property has been publicly listed since 1904, according to the listing.

“This extraordinary Great Estate has no peers in Greenwich… there simply are no more in existence,” attempting to justify the price tag.

The 50.6-acre estate sits 40 feet above water and includes two undeveloped islands and about a mile of private shoreline in Greenwich’s exclusive Mead Point area. The 13,519-square-foot house features 12-bedrooms and 7-full bathrooms. Special touches include rooms with 12-foot ceilings, a marble bathroom, solarium and two oval bedrooms.

The Colonial estate also features a 75-foot pool, grass tennis court, greenhouses, six garages and a “stone carriage house complete with a clock tower, and a large upstairs with lovely water views has ample garage space for cars and farm equipment, plus the milking stalls from its original days,” according to the listing.

But the house has some quirks. The main kitchen is still in the basement with the staff quarters. And there are still old “speaking tubes” from pre-electricity days in the rooms, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The question now is whether Mr. Rudey will get the asking price.

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