There’s controversy in Newport over an attempt to build a visitor’s center outside the opulent Breakers mansion – and it has some people in a tizzy: (They’re) not happy now that the local preservation society, in the name of progress, has proposed a visitors center — with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and prepared food — on the grounds [...]
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At first glance, this photo gallery of home décor from ‘Gatsby to Mad Men’ seemingly had a lot of fun potential. But it was ultimately a lazy effort. Though they included some true blasts-from-the-past items (such as tin ceilings and those ugly glass blockwalls), do A-frame homes and outdoor carports really fall into the category [...]
Boston’s very own Matt Damon is selling his Florida home. Nice piece of property, if you can afford it.
Martha’s Vineyard residents weren’t too happy when a private equity financier and his wife recently built an 8,300-square foot mansion along an island cliff. Mother Nature also wasn’t apparently pleased. The cliff where the mansion is built is seeing some serious shoreline erosion these days, suggesting it’s only a matter of time before it’s swallowed [...]
The BBJ has a list of the most expensive single-family home sales between June 1, 2012 and Jan. 15, 2013 (sub. required). The top position goes to 115 Commonwealth in the Back Bay, selling at $10.6 million for 7,461 square feet, seven bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Next on the list is 333 Lee Street, in [...]
Oh, it’s just a small little cottage for the family of Tom Brady and his lovely bride — at 22,000 square feet and with a moat. We’ve seen better. File under: Bungalow … Ranch … Cape … Colonial … Townhouse … Condo … Penthouse … Mansion … Palace … Plantation … Cottage!
Bill Koch, of the legendary Koch business and political family, has purchased a 26-acre compound on Oyster Harbor island in Osterville on the Cape. The seller was Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon (yes, of that other legendary family). She originally wanted $28.7 million for the compound, but had to come down to $19.5 million, for a nearly [...]
Some see a pristine, 266-acre West Tisbury property for sale on Martha’s Vineyard. Some see the $92 million price tag. And some see the commission on a $92 million sale. No matter what you see, it’s sure nice to dream. Photo courtesy of MVTimes.
Oracle’s Larry Ellison just bought 98 percent of an entire Hawaiian island for $600 million. The purchase boggles the mind. The beauty of the island also boggles the mind. It’s simply stunning. See the photos in the above link. Imagine owning something like that all on your own? Imagine being able to afford something like [...]
Next time someone dismisses the notion that a quasi-aristocrasy might be arising in America, you might want to show them this post and video of the Hala Ranch in Aspen, Colorado. Built by the former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S., Hala has a 58,000 square foot “main” house, 15 bedrooms, its own power generator, [...]