There are homes that become just as famous as the actors starring in the movies and TV shows they appear in. These homes often receive plenty of visitors who want to take a peek at the place they’ve only ever seen on their screens. When visiting a home that you’ve seen in a show or movie, it can feel almost as though you’re meeting a celebrity because the familiarity of a place you’ve never visited can create a feeling of nostalgia that is exciting and powerful.
It should come as no surprise that celebrities will rent mansions from time to time. Not everyone wants to settle down in one location, and many have a hard time paying $25 million at one time just to call themselves a homeowner. Instead, the A-listers decide to rent around the United States for a few months at a time. They settle into luxury in a variety of different mansions, providing marble, chandeliers, high-end appliances, and spectacular views.
1. Lenox Hill Townhouse
Sonya Morgan, one of the Real Housewives of New York, rents her townhouse, better described as a mansion. The five-story, five-bedroom home rents for approximately $32,000 a month. Located on the Upper East Side, it boasts landscaped gardens, several fireplaces throughout the home, and a spa-style bathroom. The master bathroom has a claw tub and a crystal chandelier that hangs over it, providing the ultimate level of luxury.
Previously we highlighted the upcoming Pinnacle Portfolio sale by RM Sotheby’s that is about to take place in Monterey, California. Among the coveted collection is a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione. This Ferrari is one of the most valuable collector pieces in the world, and RM Sotheby’s has emailed us with further details.
This remarkable and rare Ferrari 250 GT underwent an extensive $650,000 restoration process prior to auction. What sum shall she fetch when the time comes? It is likely to make heads roll! Photos courtesy and © RM Sotheby’s.
It does not seem that a mega brand like Maserati would require further marketing endeavors—but they seem to be interested in stretching out a bit in a luxurious fashion. The new Casa Maserati fashion house and lounge has just opened in Milan, catering to an exclusive type of clientele interested in a bit more to collect and indulge in by the brand. It seems that at this lounge, exotic sports cars are in fashion.
The new Maserati fashion house and lounge is appropriately named ‘Casa Maserati’, and is located in Piazza San Fedele, Milan. Photos ©Media Maserati
15. 100 East 50th Street This modest 3 bedroom offers 3,500 square feet of city living for just $75,000 per month. Yes, you read that correctly—these will be monthly rental prices for some of the Big Apple’s most competitive and enviable locations.
14. 214 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012 This address is a 5-story townhouse with a pool overlooking Soho for $80,000 per month. There are so many amenities that there are just 3 bedroom spaces.
13. 106 East 71st Street This mansion is available for monthly rental slots for just $85,000. It provides the perfect opulent New York City luxury rental escape. Pair it with an exotic sports car rental set for the month and you get the ideal vacation package.
While it would seem that beachfront property would have little trouble selling itself, marketers have been forced to become quite creative following the economic downturn years ago. The Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles, Florida, is a shining beacon of that willingness to go further. The luxury design tower is already nearly sold out, because who wouldn’t want an elevator to deliver their car directly to their door?
The exclusive Porsche Design Tower is located in Sunny Isles, which is just a few blocks north of South Beach. Because South Florida is a preferred playground for the wealthy, what better place for the towers? Buyers are recognizing the luxury logo as a serious asset–especially with all of the added perks the Porsche residences have to offer.
Luxury auction house Sotheby’s has acquired an ownership interest in RM Auctions, creating a dynamic duo of great magnitude now dubbed ‘RM Sotheby’s’. Their first joint sale took place in Florida last month with a record $60 million in collector cars changing hands.
Sotheby’s and RM Auctions: Game, set and match.
Sotheby’s now owns a 25 percent share in RM Auctions in a long-term investment strategy to cater to the burgeoning market. Analysts peg the market for collector cars at a staggering $2 billion, making the partnership a seemingly wise move in terms of creating a larger fishing net than those wielded by competing auction houses. This is not the first time the pair has joined forces—recall the ‘Art of the Automobile’ auction back in 2013. That team effort ended in $63 million in sales in just 2 hours, with the Ferrari 250 LM going for $14.3 million. That sale and a few other joint efforts were but the beginning of this now legal union, which is certain to flourish as the economy continues to regain strength.
Barn finds are always fascinating, but this one tops most! Check out this video of 100 rare exotic cars unearthed in a French barn! The stockpile of Ferrari sports cars, Bugatti models and more is simply astounding!
The clip above shows the loot discovered in a barn in France. The collection likely left it’s discoverer awestruck! Just 60 of the 100 cars will make it to auction.
The collection of abandoned exotic cars belonged to the late Roger Baillon. It was trusted to the classic car department of a French auction house, where buyers can opt to restore the vehicles and get them back out onto the roads or simply preserve them for future generations. Baillon was in the transportation industry, and it was reported that he hoped to restore the collection and display them in a museum. The collection of cars was closer to 200 at one point, but half were sold in the late 1970s when his business took a turn from profitability.
If you live in Dubai and are in the market for a home and a sweet ride, there is a bizarre deal on the table! An ambitious real estate developer is looking to lure a buyer for a $15 million dollar penthouse by offering a free Lamborghini with purchase. There you go, housing and exotic sports car crisis solved. I assume a free parking spot is also part of the deal.
The offer of the free Lamborghini with purchase of penthouse is from Damac Properties. The vehicle is not just a regular Lamborghini, but the swanky new(ish) $400,000 Aventador. This is, of course, because those in Dubai typically drive only the latest and greatest in supercars, and even a Dubai license plate must have desirable digits to avoid public shame.
Offering picturesque views of unparalleled beauty, Hawaii is home to some of the most beautiful properties in the world. These three jaw-dropping mansions in Hawaii are among the most stunning estates available on the market today. With expansive living spaces indoors and out, each of three waterfront locations lets you fully enjoy the Aloha state’s abundant natural beauty from the comfort and convenience of your own
1. 4711 Kahala Avenue
Designed by renowned architect John Hara, whose career spans 40 years and includes such buildings as the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and
the Honolulu Academy of Arts, this stellar property beautifully illustrates Hara’s skill at combining contemporary style with subtly traditional
island elements. Built in 2002, this single-story designer home features the best of Kahala living, with beautifully landscaped grounds and an
open floor plan offering idyllic views.