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  • Neighbors Sue Real Estate Mogul Mohamed Hadid Over Bel-Air Mansion

    06/08/2018 1:49:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    In 2014, the city demanded that the 69-year-old Hadid, father of models Bella and Gigi Hadid, stop construction on the mansion, saying the structure at 901 Strada Vecchia Rd. was being built larger and taller than the city had authorized. The city again ordered him to halt construction in 2015. City officials also said the building included a series of unapproved features, including concrete decks, retaining walls, basements, stairways and even a subterranean IMAX theater. Despite officials pulling Hadid’s building permits and issuing stop-work orders, construction continued anyway, prompting the L.A. City Attorney’s office to bring charges against him. …...
  • Hawaii mansion made famous in TV series set to be demolished

    04/07/2018 3:43:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Seattlepi ^ | 4/04/18
    HONOLULU (AP) — The house made famous in the "Magnum P.I." TV series has been scheduled for demolition. Hawaii News Now reported Tuesday that a demolition permit was issued last week because the building is in disrepair. The 8,900 square-foot (827-square-meter) Waimanalo mansion was purchased for $8.7 million in 2015 by Marty Nemolitsbitt.
  • Mexican president apologizes for wife's mansion scandal

    07/18/2016 3:43:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/16 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president apologized on Monday for a 2014 scandal involving a $7 million mansion bought by his wife from a company that won lucrative contracts with his administration. President Enrique Pena Nieto had reacted crossly at the time to those who criticized the purchase, saying there were "countless versions and falsehoods" surrounding the story. First lady Angelica Rivera also reacted angrily at the time, denying she had done anything wrong. She claimed she was using money she earned during her career as an actress. But she later returned the mansion, which she had been paying for...
  • A Drone Flies Through A Rotting, Abandoned $17.5 Million Vancouver Mansion; This Is What It Saw

    04/15/2016 5:59:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-15-16 | Tyler Durden
    So far, he’s filmed five properties in Point Grey and a few in the south Cambie area. Many of them sit behind blue fences, the telltale sign a backhoe is on its way. Fieldwalker said accessing the properties is simple: “We just go up to them and shoot.” In the following film posted to Fieldwalker’s Vimeo page, the viewer is brought inside a 3,430 square-foot Point Grey teardown on Drummond Drive, which last year sold for $17.5 million. The property’s overgrown lawn, mossy shingles, smashed windows and missing doors suggest it’s been many years since anyone called it home. It's...
  • Ex-con indicted on 20 charges for D.C., mansion arson and murders, including 10-year-old victim

    02/17/2016 8:20:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    AP ^ | February 17, 2016,
    WASHINGTON — An ex-convict who was arrested last May in a case involving the deaths of three family members and their housekeeper inside a northwest Washington mansion was indicted Wednesday on 20 felony charges including murder, kidnapping, extortion and arson.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Larry Flynt wants Hugh Hefner's $200 million Playboy Mansion

    01/22/2016 11:43:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2016
    The Hustler Honeys could soon displace the Playboy Bunnies at Hugh Hefner's Los Angeles party palace. [Snip] "Larry (Flynt) and I have talked about it and are preparing a bid," says Harry Mohney, whose DĂ©jĂ  Vu company operates the Larry Flynt's Hustler Club chain, which includes a Manhattan location on W. 51st St. "We feel it is an excellent place for The Hustler Club and Hustler Mansion." According to Mohney, Hustler would move their own staff into the 29-room estate and host "at least" three parties per week for VIP guests. He also says those gatherings would out-Hef the parties...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • U.S. Cities We Could Lose to the Sea (Algore's oceanfront mansion in cartoon)

    10/17/2015 5:37:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of several hundred American towns and cities, according to Climate Central-led research published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The animated timeline on this page maps, year by year, how the total number of locked-in cities could climb to more than 1,500, if pollution continues unchecked through the end of the century. It also lays out an alternative timeline based on extreme carbon cuts, leading to fewer than 700 locked-in cities. You can watch threats unfold nationwide...
  • Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion...

    09/04/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | Caitlin O'toole
    Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion... which costs 72K a month to maintain Bankrupt 50 Cent has asked the court to let him keep paying the bills for the upkeep of his lavish mansion. The entertainer, real name Curtis Jackson III, ususally shells out $72,000 in monthly expenses at his Connecticut estate. But after filing for bankruptcy in July, the 40-year-old rapper must now get court permission to pay all bills, no matter how basic, reportsTMZ.
  • America's largest home nicknamed 'Versailles' is back from the brink [tr]

    05/07/2015 7:04:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The owners of the colossal mansion at the center of the award-winning 2012 documentary 'The Queen of Versailles' are nearing completion on the 90,000-square-foot single-family home after experiencing some recent financial success. Time-share mogul David Siegel, 80, and his 49-year-old wife Jackie started construction on the Orlando, Florida mega-mansion more than a decade ago but had to but the home up for foreclosure after taking a huge hit in the 2008 financial collapse. But after sales rebounded at Siegel's company Westgate in the past few years, the Siegels took the home back off the market and construction workers are back...
  • Landrieu Defends $2.5 Million D.C. Mansion To Louisianans

    10/20/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    America rising ^ | October 20, 2014
    At an event in Bogalusa, Louisiana Saturday, Mary Landrieu took time out of her stump speech to get something “off my chest” about her $2.5 million D.C. mansion. ... Landrieu lives in a 7,316 square foot D.C. mansion with 5 bathrooms, 4 water heaters, 2 dishwashers, and 82 fire sprinkler heads. Meanwhile, Landrieu does not own any developed property in Louisiana and bunks with her parents on the occasions she visits the state.
  • Mind-Blowing Alfred Fisher Mansion Sells For $1.6M [guess where]

    09/08/2014 2:37:43 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 92 replies
    Curbed ^ | September 4, 2014 | Sarah Cox
    The Alfred Fisher Mansion,the largest residential listing in Detroit, has sold for $1.6 Million in deal that closed in late August. Designed by architect Richard Marr and built in 1926, the mansion contains 15 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, a ballroom, sun room, and a billiards room. There is also an indoor pool. These listing photos don't do the interior justice (there's a strange party situation in the basement) but the grounds are looking lovely. When the mansion first came on the market the ask was a mere $1.2M...."
  • Beautiful mansion is Detroit's biggest sale in at least a decade

    09/11/2014 6:07:08 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 8 replies
    Yahoo Homes ^ | September 10, 2014 | Ilyce R. Glink
    Detroit has recorded its biggest home sale in a long, long time. The historic and still-beautiful Alfred J. Fisher mansion sold to an anonymous all-cash buyer for $1.6 million, more than any Detroit home in recent memory, according to the Detroit Free Press. That might not sound like much, but this is a city where thousands of homes have been razed because they couldn’t be sold for anything. Detroit hasn't seen a sale price like that for at least a decade. The home has 15 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, an indoor pool, a ballroom and 2 acres of landscaped grounds in...
  • Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion

    02/21/2014 6:03:50 PM PST · by Gamecock · 135 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 18, 2013 | Alecia MacKenzie ,
    Full Title: Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion, Cross-Less Church and Other Surprising Facts About the Mega-Pastor Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, and the bestselling author of books like Your Best Life Now and I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life, has been dubbed "the smiling preacher" due to his toothy smile and upbeat attitude. Here are a few facts about Pastor Osteen and his ministry you might not know. 1. Joel Osteen Met Victoria Osteen in a Jewelry Store Pastor Osteen and his wife Victoria Osteen met in 1985 when he went to a...
  • Family's $ million medieval-style dream mansion that took three years to build burns to the ground

    01/11/2014 11:16:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'There is nothing left': Family's $4MILLION medieval-style dream mansion that took them three years to build burns to the ground A sprawling $4 million mansion built by an Ohio family has been gutted after a fire broke out on Friday afternoon. Homeowner Maria Decker, who had only added the finishing touches to her family's dream home last year, was on vacation when the fire broke out. Plumes of smoke and flames as high as 30ft could be seen as the fire ripped through the 22-room stone-built mansion.
  • A haunted house in Salt Lake City? McCune Mansion [The OTHER World Series]

    10/31/2013 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Aug. 6, 2009 | Steven Symes (Salt Lake City Paranormal)
    Located kitty corner from the LDS Conference Center, McCune Mansion is a structure noticed by many for its breathtaking architectural beauty. Most, however, do not know the name of the building nor anything about its history or the ghostly activities alleged to have occurred inside. ...They donated the property to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who used it as the McCune School of Music and later as the Brigham Young University Salt Lake City Center. Since then it has been used as a dance studio and today as a venue for wedding receptions and other events. Over...
  • Glenn Beck's Discussion of Pastor's 16,000 Sq. - Foot Mansion

    10/29/2013 9:23:49 PM PDT · by publius321 · 18 replies
    Glenn Beck, Pat & Stu were discussing a story on TheBlaze this morning regarding Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick's new 16,000 square foot mansion he is building in Charlotte, NC. They were surprised by the number of conservatives who voted negatively toward this in a poll questioning whether a pastor should live in such a mansion. Is one a "Progressive" if they see this as objectionable or imprudent?(continued/video)
  • Napa man arrested in connection with burglaries at Nancy Pelosi's home (/mansion on Zinfandel Lane)

    11/07/2012 5:29:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/07/12
    Napa man arrested in connection with burglaries at Nancy Pelosi's homeBay City News Service mercurynews.com Updated: 11/07/2012 05:04:53 PM PST A Napa man was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of burglarizing six residences, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's St. Helena house twice, a Napa County sheriff's captain said. The five burglaries in Napa County and one in Solano County occurred in the past week, Capt. Tracy Stuart said. The suspect, Kevin Michael Hagan, 21, admitted the six burglaries since Halloween, including those at Pelosi's residence on Zinfandel Lane outside St. Helena on Nov. 5 and 6, Stuart said. Deputies...
  • Pelosi's home (mansion) in California burglarized

    11/07/2012 2:22:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/12 | Mike Lillis, Jordy Yager
    Pelosi's home in Calif. burglarizedBy Mike Lillis and Jordy Yager - 11/06/12 03:52 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's California home was burglarized on Monday, according to the U.S. Capitol Police and the Napa County Sheriff's Office.. Napa County officers responded just before 3 p.m. Monday after being contacted by an alarm company monitoring Pelosi's home near St. Helena, about 60 miles north of San Francisco. They found two broken doors – one to the house and one to an adjacent pool house – Capt. Tracey Stuart of the Napa County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday in a phone interview....
  • Inside Mike Tyson's (Hyper-Tacky) Abandoned Mansion...

    07/28/2012 2:47:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 28 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This one's not in Vegas- try Southington, Ohio:  like the Romans, Iron Mike left his his mark  (of architectural splendor) all over the place~ Is that real zebra hide carpet? More at Reaganite Republican __________________________________________________  TheVine   Modern Man   AcidCow   eBaum'sWorld   Americanurbex