Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker is Listing his House for $4.3M

The award winning American actor Forest Whitaker, is letting go of his gorgeous mansion located in the state of California. This luxury family home has been owned by the actor for more than a decade and it is for sale again after two years, he first listed the property in 2017 for $6M.

The astonishing aspect of this listing is that the sale does not only include one property, but two independent houses, each one with its own address and private gate entry. Both homes share a huge pool and a fantastic patio, a spa, an outdoor kitchen/dinning areas and views of the city from their lovely balconies. 

Whitaker purchased the more than 1.5 acre property back in 2003 for an estimate $2 million. To learn more about this exclusive listing please click here.

Kansas Unique $11.8 Million Mansion is for Sale

The state of Kansas surely has a gem when it comes to luxury real estate, this listing built in 1993 is an extraordinary mansion that is for sale at $11.8 million.

This property Located at Renner Rd, Lake Quivira, Kansas, is 17,755 square feet, it has 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 7 half bathrooms.

The exterior features a fire pit, a hut-tub/spa, a beautiful pool with outbuildings and a lovely a patio that has the most breathtaking views.

But these extravagant features are not the only unique aspects of this one of a kind luxury home. Underneath the massive house is a network of scuba- diving tunnels, sculpted an estimate 30 feet deep into the mountain.

Grottoes and tunnels were completed in 2000.

Another outstanding structure is a two-story office, with a conference room, a home theater, a wine cellar, multiple bars and a recreational room plus more.

The guest and the main house include antiques and treasures that are imported, like for example hand-carved dragon doors, a pulpit from Salem, MA, and a Spanish hutch from the 1490s, plus mosaics and more.

This property was owned by Dennis Langley who worked in the natural gas business and was a scuba enthusiast, he passed away back in 2017, now his wife is selling the jaw dropping property.

Gorgeous Villa on the French Riviera

Villefranche is a lovely neighborhood in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region on the French Riviera.

This spacious 240 sqm villa is contemporarily designed, and sits on a 700 sqm lot. The 4 bed, 4 bath property comes with a  heated swimming pool, wine cellar, hammam, and large garage. The home offers a breathtaking view over the Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat peninsula and the bay of Villefranche sur Mer.

The villa is sold furnished.

Click here to see the listing on CastlesMag.com

 

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain Asks $19M for Bel Air Home

Wilt Chamberlain’s custom-built house in Los Angeles’s famous Bel Air hills is now on the market. The asking price for the contemporary home is $19 million.

Apart from being the site of legendary gatherings of Olympic athletes and socialites alike, the home is also valuable of its own accord. An architectural gem showcasing the end of the late period of modern design, the Bel Air home is art in itself, the best example of which may be the home’s front entrance gate, which features pilasters inlaid with triangular pieces of colored glass; evocative of the period’s emphasis on individual expression.

The 7,158 square-foot house, built in 1971, sits on nearly 2.6 acres of land, and contains 6 bedrooms and 6 baths. Inside, more ornamental cut glass, stone, timber and steel add to the unique beauty of this home. Lovely walkways and water features blur the border of interior and exterior, and combine with the vaulted buttressed ceilings to create a natural, “one with the earth” feeling, by way of Japanese home design.

Click here to see the full listing on CastlesMag.com

 

‘Glee’ Creator Ryan Murphy Lists in Laguna Beach

Popular director and screenwriter Ryan Murphy has listed his custom Laguna Beach estate for $18.75 million.

He originally purchased the estate, which sits on a private acre of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean,  $4.475 million in 2004, and promptly began his series of renovations. The modern, 6,500-square-foot home which is now on the market  is marked by its floods of natural light, thanks to walls of retractable glass and skylights.

The Laguna Beach estate is fitted with accents of natural woods, luxury stone, and  original Mid-Century rosewood cabinetry. It contains 4 bedrooms, and one of its best features is the huge central great room that moves to an open-concept kitchen.

The estate grounds include gorgeous lawns and gardens, and a huge pool pavilion, which has been said to look more like a contemporary art installation than a swimming pool, and is accented by panoramic views of the water, an outdoor kitchen, and a detached guesthouse.

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Derek Jeter Lists Tiedemann Castle

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Derek Jeter, former shortstop for the New York Yankees, has listed his upstate castle for just short of $15 million.

Tiedemann Castle was built in 1915, and was later purchased by the Tiedemanns, the adopted parents of Jeter’s grandfather. Derek then purchased it in 2003 for $425K, and began a full restoration process for the century-old home.

Despite extensive renovations and restorations, the sense of history remains intact.  

The 12,500 square foot home is constructed mainly of stone and timber. A few of the standout unique rooms in the castle are the turreted family room with second-floor gallery, the kitchen which features dark subway tile and raw wood cabinets embellished with Gothic arches, the tower of the main house, and the lighthouse of the guest house.

There is also a library with a stone fireplace, and a great room complete with an open-trussed ceiling, numerous sets of French doors, and an antique wood bar.

The castle grounds include a  lagoon, multiple terraces overlooking the lake, a waterfall, walking paths, an infinity pool and pool house, a boat house, and a total of four acres of land.

Click here to check out the listing on CastlesMag.com.

Olympian Michael Phelps Lists Home in Paradise Valley, AZ

 

23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has listed his Paradise Valley, Arizona, home for $4.1 million.

Sitting on over 35,000 square feet of land in beautiful Paradise Valley, just minutes from Scottsdale, this 6,000 square foot home holds 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.

The Santa Barbara-style ranch home is tiled with a classic red roof, and brilliant white exterior walls and arches. Inside, the house is completely updated with a elegant and quality accents including French oak floors, limestone fireplaces, Carrara marble countertops, and a 350-bottle wine storage area. The kitchen is fully equipped with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

In the backyard are several fruit trees and a pool with a spa and outdoor shower.

Click here to see the listing on CastlesMag.com.

Billionaire Scott McNealy Lists Silicon Valley Home

Scott McNealy, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems, listed his Silicon Valley estate for a cool $96.8 million. The palatial home was built by architect Thomas Jakway, and reflects his adventurous design style: the home suggests a sense of “collapsed history,” incorporating nods to the ancient, modern, and futuristic worlds.

The massive property spans an incredible 32,000 square feet, and sits on nearly 13.5 acres of land in Palo Alto, close to Foothills Park. The interior of them home offers an interesting and unique balance between modern architectural design and classic, farmhouse style. The five bedroom home features countless amenities, including a full home spa, a nightclub with dance floor, separate poker and billiards rooms, a lounge with wood-fired pizza oven, and sundry sports diversions: a driving green and pair of putting greens, an indoor sports court, and a hockey rink.

This home truly is a masterpiece, offering the height of luxury living and entertaining.

Click here to see the listing on CastlesMag.com

NBA Star Blake Griffin Lists Los Angeles Home

Detroit Pistons All-Star Blake Griffin has listed his home in Los Angeles for $12 million, following his trade from the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this year. He had originally purchased the property in 2014 for $9 million.

Griffin’s colonial-inspired traditional is located in the Riviera neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, surrounded by privacy trees. The house welcomes visitors with a double-height entrance foyer complete with dark hardwood floors. The home covers 9,600 square feet, including six en-suite bedrooms, a dining room with a coffered ceiling, and a living room with built-in niche shelves and a modern fireplace. The master suite is fitted with a private sitting area, a fireplace, a private terrace, two dressing rooms, and a bathroom with heated floors.

Additional features include a home theater, an entertainment lounge, and a large yard with a full outdoor kitchen, a sports court, and a saltwater swimming pool.

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Retired News Anchor Tom Brokaw Lists Westchester County Estate


Tom Brokaw, retired news anchor of NBC Nightly News, is listing his home in upper Westchester County, New York for $6.3 million. The Brokaw’s have owned the property for twenty years.

The 4,050 square foot house sits on nearly 57 acres of land, making it the perfect private and peaceful retreat for the high-profile journalist.

The English country-Northeast summer cottage home is nestled in the woods, with grounds including a charming private lake with dock, and a pool with a pool house. Attached to the back of the house is a screened porch.

The home holds 4 bedrooms and six bathrooms, a glass-enclosed dining room, the loft library, and the soaring great room. The stunning master suite opens to an outdoor spa. The home is fitted with dark-finished wide-plank floors, warm beige walls, reclaimed glass, plaster, stone and raw timber to help the home fit effortlessly into the look and feel of its surroundings.

This cozy home is listed on Castles Magazine; click here to check it out.