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Take a tour of the most expensive home for sale in Seattle

Estately The most expensive listing in Seattle isn’t a city slicker’s penthouse. It’s a tree-covered paradise on the shores of Lake Washington. Designed by architect Craig Stillwell, the Northwestern contemporary home was built in 2008. Dave Malcolm, the managing director of Microsoft Accelerator, along with wife Shelley, bought the property in 2004 for $3.5 million and spent four years […]

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The biggest mansion in Alabama is being auctioned — and it could be ‘the buy of a lifetime’

DeCaro Luxury Real Estate AuctionsThe home was last auctioned in 2003 for a reported $3.95 million. It’s famed for its peculiar, guitar-shaped driveway. Birmingham’s most infamous luxury listing is hitting the auction block on Halloween.  Known as “The Guitar House” and touted as Alabama’s biggest estate, 7 Montagel Way is the dream home of Larry House, the […]

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We can finally peek inside the home of the world’s second-richest man

Sotheby’s International RealtyWe can finally gawk at the home of the world’s second-richest man. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s 20,000-square-foot mansion became one of the most expensive public listings in New York City when it hit the market this spring.  At that time, the landmarked, Beaux-Arts masterpiece was listed with facade photos only. Now, interior photos of the […]

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A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

Jim BartschA third floor observatory is accessible from the master bedroom. Former Apple executive Michael Barnick spent millions building his dream house. He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal. But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no […]

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America’s most expensive home for sale just got a gigantic price chop

Photography by Marc Angeles/Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Real EstateWelcome to the Palazzo di Amore. When real estate mogul Jeff Greene listed his Beverly Hills mansion in November 2014 for $195 million, it was the most expensive home for sale in the US. Later, he decided to try and rent it $475,000 a month. After nearly a […]

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A San Francisco home that comes with its own Tesla charging station just sold for $9.9 million

Sotheby’s International Realty After multiple price chops in more than a year on the market, a Mediterranean-style mansion in San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill neighborhood has finally sold for $9.98 million, according to Curbed SF. It first listed for $16 million in May 2014, property records show. The price dropped to $14.89 million in October, then […]

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Celebrity chef Katie Lee is selling her Hamptons mansion for $6.5 million

Jake Rajs Co-host of Food Network’s “The Kitchen” Katie Lee listed her Southern-style home in Water Mill, New York for $6.5 million.  Built in 2010 and decorated by famed interior designer Nate Berkus, the 6,325 square-foot mansion is homey yet elegant with a backyard made for entertaining.  “The house feels both luxurious and casual, which was important for me for […]

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15 crazy facts about one of New York’s most exclusive buildings

Flickr/wallygOne West 72nd Street has a fascinating history and a co-op board known for its selectivity. The late-19th-century Dakota building is one of Manhattan’s most mysterious and exclusive residences. Stories of ghost sightings have loomed around the building — located at 72nd Street and Central Park West — for years. But even more intimidating than […]

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Welcome to The Dakota, New York’s most exclusive building haunted by ghosts, murder, and a crazy co-op board

Flickr/wallygOne West 72nd Street has a famously choosy co-op board and fascinating history. The late 19th-century Dakota building is one of Manhattan’s most mysterious and exclusive residences.  Stories of ghost sightings have loomed around the building — located at 72nd Street and Central Park West — for years.  But even more intimidating than its haunted rumors is the Gothic-style building’s picky co-op […]

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Vice CEO Shane Smith bought a mansion in Santa Monica for $23 million

Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images, The Agency Vice Media CEO Shane Smith has shelled out $23 million for a massive property in Santa Monica, California, Variety reports.  Built in 1932, the 3.3-acre estate has a total of 12 bedrooms and 14,000 square feet of space.  The home, known as the Villa Ruchello, previously belonged to […]