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Texas-Born Princess Tries, Fails to Sell an Opulent Villa

There were no takers for Villa Aurora at $400M

(Newser) - Texas-born Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi is having a hard time unloading a 16th-century Italian villa loaded with countless priceless pieces of art and appraised at $533 million—despite a price tag far lower. A court-ordered auction of the "Villa Aurora" estate in Rome failed to draw any bids on...

Court Orders Sale of 'Most Expensive Home in the US'
Court Orders Sale of 'Most
Expensive Home in the US'
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Court Orders Sale of 'Most Expensive Home in the US'

Bel Air developer Nile Niami defaulted on more than $100M in debt

(Newser) - A home billed as the "biggest and most expensive in the urban world" is going to be hitting the market at a steep discount. "The One," a 105,000-square-foot megamansion in Los Angeles' Bel Air neighborhood, was expected to go on sale for $500 million years ago,...

Live Like the King for $2.5M
Live Like the King for $2.5M

Live Like the King for $2.5M

Elvis' honeymoon home up for grabs again

(Newser) - The honeymoon hideaway of 1960s lovers Elvis and Priscilla Presley could be yours, and for a bargain compared to its 2014 asking price. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom Palm Springs home the couple inhabited for a year following their 1967 Las Vegas wedding is listed for $2.5 million , a fraction of...

$22M Mansion Is Set to Be Razed. City Says Good Riddance

Developer plans to demolish luxury Palm Beach residence formerly owned by Jeffrey Epstein

(Newser) - The waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Fla., formerly owned by Jeffrey Epstein is currently under contract, but don't expect to see it for much longer once the developer who bought it officially gets the keys. CNN Business reports the $22 million, 14,000-square-foot home along the Intracoastal Waterway will...

Guillotine Is Set Up Outside Home of Jeff Bezos

Demonstrators speak up after the Amazon CEO's wealth reportedly tops $200 billion

(Newser) - Over a hundred demonstrators gathered Thursday outside Jeff Bezos' mansion in Washington, DC, and assembled a guillotine at his front door, Business Insider reports. Led by a group called the Congress of Essential Workers, the protest was designed to oppose current employee wages at the company. It also came a...

A 'Brutal Loss' for Loughlin on House Sale

'Full House' star, husband wanted $28.7M for Bel Air mansion, reportedly got just $18M

(Newser) - A Tinder co-founder has swiped right on Lori Loughlin's Bel Air mansion, but reportedly not for what she and husband Mossimo Giannulli hoped to get for it. The couple, now awaiting sentencing in the college admissions bribery scandal , originally listed the 12,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home for $35 million, though...

You've Had Papa John's. Now Visit 'Papa Castle'

PJ's John Schnatter gives brief virtual tour of his Kentucky mansion

(Newser) - If you've ever wanted to take a peek inside John Schnatter's "Papa Castle," here's your chance. The ex-Papa John's CEO, who was forced to step away from the company in 2018 after using the n-word in a conference call, offered a brief virtual tour...

Jeff Bezos Just Bought LA's Most Expensive Home

Amazon founder paid $165M for Warner estate

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos just bought the most expensive house ever sold in Los Angeles, and he's not going to have to worry about mortgage payments: With an estimated net worth of $131 billion, the Amazon founder could have bought the $165 million mansion almost 800 times over. Bezos has bought...

Getty Family Has Murky Ties to Gun-Filled Mansion

It took law enforcement 12 hours to pull all the guns out of the home

(Newser) - An estate located near the Playboy Mansion remains the focal point for a Southern California mystery, complete with a posh address, a chaotic interior, and a link to the Getty family. It was also what authorities are calling a "hoarder's paradise." The home that authorities raided Wednesday...

Megan Fox Thought She Was Buying 'Paradise.' She Got 'Hell'

Actress files $5M lawsuit regarding 'nightmarish' Malibu home she purchased in 2016

(Newser) - You think you're scooping up a "paradise in bucolic Malibu," but instead you end up with a "nightmarish living hell"—happens to the best of us! Actually, that doesn't usually happen to most of us, but per a $5 million lawsuit filed by Megan...

America's Most Expensive Home Up for Sale This Year
Introducing America's
Most Expensive Home
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Introducing America's Most Expensive Home

'The One' goes up for sale this year for $500M

(Newser) - The priciest home in America is set to hit the market in Los Angeles later this year. Nile Niami, the developer known for such epic real-estate offerings as the $100 million " Opus " in Beverly Hills, has been working on " The One " in Bel Air for years....

This Might Just Be the Oddest Auction Lot Ever

Thomas Kramer's pig statues, coffin up for grabs in Miami Beach

(Newser) - Anyone in need of a dining table with two stripper poles on top? Life-size Alien and Predator statues? What about a coffin? You can get all that and more in one place: an auction in Miami Beach. The items used to belong to Thomas Kramer, the hard-partying playboy and former...

NYT Unmasks Man Who Bought $300M Home in 2015

Saudi prince's French mansion is world's most expensive

(Newser) - What do you call somebody who publicly leads a campaign against corruption while privately buying the most expensive things in the world for himself? In Saudi Arabia, the answer to that question is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, per a New York Times investigation that exposes the 32-year-old king-in-waiting as...

70 Foster Kids Staying in Ex- Penthouse Exec's Fla. Mansion

'They hadn't showered for a week and you saw how excited they were' after Irma

(Newser) - In the wake of Hurricane Irma, 70 foster children found themselves staying in some pretty fancy digs. After Marc Bell got a call from the SOS Children's Villages Florida—on whose board he sits—telling him there was no power at the facility and the children who live there...

This Is America's Priciest Home for Sale—by Far
This Is America's
Priciest Home
for Sale—by Far
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This Is America's Priciest Home for Sale—by Far

Chartwell Estate has an asking price of $350M

(Newser) - With $350 million, you could buy 25 million acres in Australia and still have money left over. Or you could indulge in 10 acres in California. The Chartwell Estate, a 25,000-square-foot mansion in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, has hit the market for a whopping $350 million,...

San Francisco's Priciest Mansion Just Isn't Selling
This Mansion Is Expensive
Even for Billionaires
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This Mansion Is Expensive Even for Billionaires

Italian-style villa in San Francisco has 8 marble fireplaces

(Newser) - Everybody knows it's expensive to live in San Francisco, but the cost of real estate may finally be too high for even its wealthiest residents. Business Insider reports on a mansion in Cow Hollow, a posh neighborhood on the edge of "Billionaire's Row," that's been...

This Could Be the Most Expensive Home in US

It's listed for $250M

(Newser) - "No one has built homes for billionaires," developer Bruce Makowsky tells Bloomberg . Until now, apparently. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Makowsky has built and listed a $250 million mansion in Bel Air that—if it gets the asking price—would be the most expensive home ever sold in...

Inside the Making of a 104K-Square-Foot 'Giga-Mansion'

'The One' is under construction in Bel Air, may be priciest home ever

(Newser) - In the hills above Bel Air in Southern California, "The One" is about halfway built. And when construction on the 104,000-square-foot "giga-mansion" is complete, it just might become the most expensive home in the world, the Orange County Register reports. The asking price for The One will...

Inside America's Most Expensive 'House' for Sale

The 4.4-acre estate comes with night club, ice skating rink, IMAX cinema, and more

(Newser) - When construction tycoon Robert Pereira got hold of a sprawling ocean-front Florida estate through a trust in 2001, he envisioned turning it into a luxurious home for his family, friends tell the Guardian . But after spending seven years (and $100 million, a third of which was financed by Bank of...

Doris Duke's Derelict Mansion to Meet Its End

Commission OKs plan to raze the 67K-square-foot New Jersey home

(Newser) - A 67,000-square-foot derelict mansion on a sprawling New Jersey estate where tobacco heiress Doris Duke lived can be demolished, a panel ruled. The Hillsborough Township Historic Preservation Commission rendered its decision with a 6-1 vote after a four-hour meeting Thursday night, culminating a lengthy hearing process that had taken...

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