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.

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

Palatial Condo in SoHo/NoLita

This incredible 8,000 square foot condo in SoHo, New York City is on the market for $65 million. The unique loft has been transformed into a fully-renovated 4-level luxury living space with entirely custom fabricated steel doors, windows and skylights.

Perhaps the most fantastic feature of this home is the professional-grade kitchen, large enough to be its own restaurant! The spectacular 20-foot brick barrel-vaulted ceiling kitchen includes and 86-inch range, black granite countertop/backsplash and wood-burning fireplace, as well as two proper butler’s pantries and wine rooms. It opens to an enormous great room with six oversized arched windows overlooking historic SoHo.

Each of the two master suites is fitted with its own private terrace. A Chesney cantilevered black marble staircase leads to a master level with his and hers bathrooms. Marked by over 20 custom closets, dumbwaiter, coffee bar, wood-burning fireplace and dual private terraces, this master suite is unlike any offering on the marketplace today. Additional rooms include a guest bedroom with bath, wood-paneled home office and laundry room complete the floor.

The condo offers an additional 3,700 square feet of outdoor living space in addition to the interior 8,000. Entertaining terraces, paved in granite are encased in large heated, hotel-style, steel and glass canopies, and fitted with a wood-burning fireplace and TV alcove- all accessible by six sets of French doors. Three additional landscaped terraces, equipped with custom gas lanterns, offer a heated spa, fountained garden, and open-air dining.

The residence also includes a screening room with wood-burning fireplace, fitness room, second full kitchen and laundry, and dining room, as well as a staff room with a full bath.

This incomparable property is sure to sell fast; don’t miss your chance to own what is sure to be one of the most coveted properties in New York City.

Click here to see the listing on CastlesMag.com

Honolulu Mansion

280 Poipu Drive in Honolulu is a massive 8,039 square foot home on a 21,334 square foot lot. It also, however, comes with the unique opportunity to combine this with the adjoining 40,720 square foot lot to build a 62,259 square foot estate, an opportunity never before seen in Hawaii Kai! Links to the estate plan as well as high res photos of the property are included in the listing on CastlesMag.com.

The 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom home offers 360 views of the city, coastline, Diamond Head, Mountain, the Pacific Ocean, and sunsets. With state of the art fixtures and floorings, this home is a must-have.

This one of a kind property is on the market for $17.75 million.

Check out the listing on CastlesMag.com

New Rentals Added to Castles Magazine Listings

Castles Magazine adds new properties to its listings every day! Check out some of the most recent addition to our luxury rentals listings:

10844 Rochester Ave, Los Angeles, CA: $11,995/month

Features: 
– 4 beds, guest room, and and office; 4 baths
– high ceilings
– chef’s kitchen
– master suite with fireplace and walk-in closet
– two en-suite bedrooms and loft
– two-car garage

9200 Cotharin Road, Malibu, CA: $200,000/month

Features:
– 6 beds, 9 baths
– ocean and mountain views
– private helipad
– smart home technology
– infinity pool and spa

6650 Allison Rd, Miami Beach, FL: $85,000/month

Features:
– 8 beds, 11 baths
– waterfront
– 4 car garage
– gym with sauna and massage room
– private dock
– heated pool
– outdoor BBQ
– formal dining and chef’s kitchen

24408 Malibu Rd, Malibu, CA: $55,000/month

Features:
– 4 beds and guest suite, 5 baths
– beachfront
– private courtyard
– outdoor dining
– ocean front master suite with spa and deck
– wet bar
– comes fully furnished

 

A 17th Century Italian Mansion Will Be Auctioned Via Blockchain

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A historic 17th century mansion in Rome, Italy will be auctioned off through the facilitation of blockchain startup, Propy. The sale of the 17,000 square foot “Palazzetto” will be the first real estate transaction using blockchain in the EU.

The startup has facilitated several “firsts,” including the first ever blockchain real estate transaction for an apartment in Ukraine last year, and the first American blockchain property transfer for a condominium in Vermont earlier this year.

Blockchain is defined by Google as “a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.” The point of these transactions is to increase efficiency with nearly instant transactions and the cutting out of middlemen.

The owner of Palazzetto, Filippo Cingolani, had approached the startup Propy about facilitating the auction of his property due to his following of and interest in the development of blockchain technology for the past few years.

Cingolani said he “liked the idea of matching a piece of architectural history with the most modern currency ever.” The 16th century mansion, built by Giacomo della Porta, known for his work on the St. Peter’s Basilica, has been divided into three luxury apartments for the auction after centuries in the Cingolani family.

Cingolani is working with the brokerage Hilton and Hyland. Bidders have to register for the auction in advance, and it will run until June 28th. The starting bid will be 35,000 euro.

Mexico’s Most Expensive Home, Casa Fryzer

Casa Fryzer overlooks the ocean with stunning vistas from nearly every corner of the 8,200-square-foot estate, but its 2,000-square-foot infinity pool will have guests skipping the Sea of Cortez in favor of lounging in the over-the-top oasis. Created to be the standout element of the Los Cabos estate, the pool features a swim-up bar; an advanced lighting system; an adjacent infinity-edge hot tub that seats 10; three swim-up dining tables; and underwater speakers. A stone bridge connects the home’s terrace to a circular lounge of daybeds that seem to float in the middle. On one side of the pool, a wooden palapa—perfect for alfresco dining—features a large table and a built-in fire pit. To the other side of the pool, guests can gather in separate lounges with a fire pit to watch outdoor movies; a hydraulically controlled television disappears and reappears in an adjacent stone wall.

Built in 2008, the actual two-story home, touted as the most expensive in Mexico, is equally impressive. Comprising six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the Spanish hacienda features Venetian plaster throughout the interiors, a gourmet kitchen custom made in Germany, and statuary specially commissioned for the home. The 2,000-square-foot master suite (the same size as the expansive pool) features an indoor-outdoor living room that opens onto a private terrace with a Jacuzzi; a headboard made of LED-lit onyx; a wet bar; and a master bathroom with a steam shower and a Jacuzzi tub. On the other side of the home, a slightly smaller master wing mirrors many of the same amenities. The home also features a gym, a private screening room (the only space in the house that does not offer an ocean view), and a game room that looks into the bottom of the swimming pool.

Amenities Include:

  • Incredible custom ‘living pool’
  •  300+ feet of frontage
  • Convex contour allows for maximum privacy
  • Private screening room
  • Full Savant home system
  •  Italian made custom kitchen
  • Exquisite furnishings from around the world
  • Chic and contemporary decor
  • Private home gym
  • Two flanking master wings
  • Incomparable finishes and design

Price: $25,000,000

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The 10 Most Influential Celebrities In Real Estate

Celebrity real estate is fast paced and cut throat. Over the past 10 years, many of our favorite celebrities have scored incredible pads and lost big in attempted investments.

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah owns a lot of houses. She’s even owned a 2.-bedroom in a small Indiana town. Recently, she bought a high-tech mansion in the box-canyon ski town of Telluride Colorado – complete with a seven-person hot tub and a “wine mine” – for $14 million. She also recently bought an enormous horse farm in Montecito California for $28.8 million.

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Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and host Ellen has been a savage in the real estate market for many years. The funny part is she never intends to sell when buying. “I’ve never bought to sell” she says “I always say ‘this is it I’m never moving.’ People laugh at me now.” She bought this home from fellow flipper Brad Pitt

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Nicolas Cage
“Other people own beachfront property; I have ghost-front property,” says Nicolas Cage of owning the most haunted mansion in New Orleans, the Lalaurie house.

He’s called over a dozen other places home throughout the past decade: a castle in Bath, England and a castle-esque residence in Rhode Island which ended up costing him.

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Cher
The infamous entertainer found time over the last decade to buy an sell numerous properties, including purchasing a home in the coveted 90210 zip code. She also sold her Hawaiian estate for $8.72 million recently.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
This power couple has bought at least six homes over the past decade. They recently cut the listing price on the New Orleans mansion they bought in 2006 for the hit movie, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by $850,000.

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Julia Roberts
Roberts purchased her main home, in Malibu’s Point Dume, in the early 2000s but that hasn’t kept her out of the real estate game.

She’s asking $26 million for a Hawaiian estate near two other properties she owns. When she dropped the price she raked in $5.35 million on a Greenwich penthouse for which she paid $3.9 million in 2010.
She’s sold homes all over the country including Georgia, the Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Venice California, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
The Rock has sold at least ten homes in Florida over the past decade – include his mega-mansion outside Miami which includes two 3-car garages and a deluxe master bath.Vernon-Carey-House-Southwest-Ranches-Florida.jpg

 

Rosie O’Donnell
Her most recent score is a West Palm Beach mansion with 180 feet of waterfront. She paid $5.3 million for it, fully furnished, after having sold her Greenwich Village penthouse for $9 million a couple years ago.

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Kelsey Grammer
He’s unloaded many holdings over the years including her main home in Malibu. He has also sold homes in Beverly Hills, Hawaii, The Hamptons and a ski retreat in Colorado.

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Reese Witherspoon
For a while, she owned three homes in LA including an “enchanted cottage” that collectively went for $13.6 million in 2014. Witherspoon sold her Ojai getaway at a loss but picked up a $12.7 million Pacific Palisades mansion, along with two homes in Nashville.

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Top 5 Most Expensive Cars

1. Maybach Exelero
$8,000,000

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This powerful car is powered by a twin turbo V12 engine and is a custom design produced for Fulda Reifenwereke in 2004.

2. Lamborghini Veneno
$4,500,000

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This powerful car is powered by a twin turbo V12 engine and is a custom design produced for Fulda Reifenwereke in 2004.

3. Lykan Hypersport
$3,400,000

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This powerful car is powered by a twin turbo V12 engine and is a custom design produced for Fulda Reifenwereke in 2004.

4. Buugatti Veyron Super Sport
$2,400,000

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This car was recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal car in existence, clocking in at a high speed of 408.47 km/hr.

5. Lamborghini Reventon

$2,000,000

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This powerful car is powered by a twin turbo V12 engine and is a custom design produced for Fulda Reifenwereke in 2004.

The 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in 2015

Here are the 10 most expensive home sales of 2015, totaling an astounding $445 million all together.

10. 119 Tuscaloosa Ave, Athernon, CA
Price: $35,300,000
Size: 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 20,375 square feet, 1.88-acre lot.
This brand new home in San Francisco’s most expensive ZIP code was listed for 36.8 million in September and sold shortly after.

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9. 127 E 70th Street, New York, NY
Price: $37,000,000
Size: 9,408 square feet, 5-levels
Built in 1920, the former Mellon mansion was purchased by investor Jim Clark.

8.784 Meadow Lane, Southhampton, NY
Price: $37,000,000
Size: 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6,280 square feet, 4.08 acres. “The 4.08 acres property belonged to the estate of William R. Salomon who helped modernize and broaden Salomon Brothers.”

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7.10410 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles, California
Price: $38,000,000
Size: 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 15,727 square feet, 1.68 acre lot
Located in the most exclusive section of Bel Air, the residence includes two motor courts with room for 40 cars.

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6.2500 Gordon Drive, Naples, FL
Price: $45,600,000
Size: 9,400 square feet, 3-levels
Initially listed for $80 million, this extravagant home sold in March of 2015

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5.616 Nimes Road, Los Angeles, CA
Price: $46,250,000
Size: 11 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 23,988 square feet, 1.63 acres
Also known as the Lionsgate Estate for the two lions on the front gate.

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4. 440 Golden Gate Ave, Belvedere, CA
Price: $47,500,000
Size: 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 9,235 sqaure feet, 0.94 acres
Built in 1895, Locksley Hall is on the National Registry of Historic Places. With sweeping views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco, its no wonder the sale of this historic mansion broke the record in Marin County.

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3. 1210 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
Price: $47,851,500
Size: 8 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 19,299 square feet, 2.69 acres
Less than a mile from Sunset Boulevard, this extravagant mansion was purchased by casino mogul Steve Wynn.

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2. 25 Columbus Circle, Penthouse 7, New York, NY
Price: $50,917,500
Size: 7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 8,882 square feet
This luxury 14-room unit is in the illustrious Time Warner Building.

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1. 3315 Collins Ave #B, Miami, FL
Price: $60,000,000
Size: 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 12.516 square feet
Sitting atop the famed Faena House, this 18th floor penthouse set a sales record in Miami. It includes a private rooftop pool.

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