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.
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.
If you have $190 million dollars and the desire to live in what could be America’s most expensive home, this is your opportunity. This Copper Beech Farm family home is a French Renaissance inspired mansion sprawling over 2 islands. The price tag is exorbitant even for Long Island, though its features and amenities more than make up for that minor aspect.
America’s most expensive real estate: A $190 million Long Island mansion sprawling across 2 islands
The 13,519 square foot home is situated on over 50-acres of lush landscaping with some of the best views Long Island has to offer. It will certainly be intriguing to see who ends up investing in this high-end property. It boasts a six-car garage, making it ideal for a luxury car collector or superstar. One thing is for certain: if the future owner can afford a property of this magnitude, they will likely have an admirable fleet of exotics to store there!
It is official: Yacht Anastasia is on the market! If a private yacht charter simply is not enough to quench your thirst for opulent ocean travel, perhaps she can open your sails!
The late Michael Jackson had a taste for the extravagant
We see some strange and unusual items hitting luxury auction blocks around the globe, but an entire French village for sale? The abandoned village of Courbefy features rustic structures, inviting fireplaces, exposed beams, tennis courts, horse stables, swimming pools and a price tag of around $400,000. That is right---for the price of a new luxury car, you can own an entire village in France!
Or you can save a ton of money on your car insurance when you rent an exotic car from your friends at Imagine Lifestyles.
Courbefy village aerial shot
Forget about a special parking garage or premium private slot and picture this: You survive South Florida rush hour and arrive home to your Sunny Isles condo. You pull into a designated space and turn off the engine. You are then free to take in the Oceanfront view as you are taken directly to your door. This is similar to the house with car storage in the living room, like a centerpiece!
Sunny Isles luxury condo
Moneybags Beyoncé Knowles recently took a hit in the luxury real estate realm, unloading her beachside pied-à-terre for about 75% less than she paid for it! Yes, even celebrities fall victim to a challenging market, like Chris Tucker’s Florida mansion losses recently! That is right, Tucker lost out on two upscale properties, follow above link for full story.
Maybe I am a bit out of the loop here, but I did not realize Chris Tucker was broke! TMZ reported that the star has shed 2 Florida mansions for far less than the amount he acquired them. And I mean far!
One property is an 8,861 square-foot waterfront Lake County home that Tucker unloaded via short sale for $2 million. Considering he paid $6 million for it and is rumored to owe $11.5 million in back taxes, that is a loss that would be more difficult to swallow than a round of Russo Baltique vodka ($1 million per bottle).
Chris Tucker was here!