New Dallas Rental Added to CastlesMag Listings

This wonderful Transitional-styled residence has exceptional exterior appeal and dramatic architectural details throughout.

Built for entertainment and luxurious living, the main level houses two large living areas, luxurious master suite, guest suite, study, and music room.

The basement, which has its own private entry, offers a fully equipped home theater with walk-in wet bar, game area, second media room, and climate controlled wine room.

Located on the upper level are 3 en suite bedrooms, game room, media room, living area, and office, perfect for kids study. Dramatic details include soaring ceilings, arched doorways, sweeping staircases, numerous balconies, elevator from basement to 2nd floor, and enormous room sizes.

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Los Angeles Mansion Available for Rent

This incredible Mediterranean-style mansion in Brentwood Park in Los Angeles is available to rent for $90,000 per month. The estate sits on nearly 27,000 square feet of land, and holds an interior square footage of over 10,200. It was fully remastered in 2017.

A 21 foot foyer opens to a magnificent sweeping staircase, circular skylight and crystal chandelier. The 7 bed, 11 bath home also contains a chef’s kitchen with Italian Cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, Miele Appliances, and a sizable breakfast area that overlooks the grounds, in addition to a full separate catering kitchen with easy access for event staff from Rockingham Ave. The grand master bedroom has a fireplace, separate sitting area, two ample walk-in closets and dual baths with a spa tub, a massage room, a steam shower & a dry sauna.

The grounds of the estate encompass lush lawns, a large pool w/tropical waterfall, lighted paddle tennis/sports court/basketball court and putting green.

The home is fitted with a fully-automated Smart House System, and also features a 3D theater and game room.

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The Harold Brown Villa

The Harold Brown Villa, after having remained in the same family since 1895, is now on the market. One of Newport’s famous Gilded Age mansions, the property is set to sell for $4.995 million.

The 13,962 square foot mansion sits on 4.85 acres of land on prestigious Bellevue Avenue. It was originally built in 1895 for Harold Brown, a member of the Providence Brown family (of Brown University). Landscaping was done by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, which is known for designing Manhattan’s Central Park.

The doors of the 25 room French-inspired house open into a grand entrance hall with a marble floor and columns.

The ground floor was built for entertaining. Eileen Slocum, having inherited the mansion from her aunt, Harold Brown’s wife Georgette Sherman Brown, hosted former presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush along with other political figures like Dick Cheney and Elizabeth Dole in the home.

A porch overlooks the grounds, which include winding gravel paths and massive trees. A covered terrace provides a cozy spot for outdoor entertaining on the other side of the house.

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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.

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California Rentals Added to Castles Magazine Listings

Castles Magazine has added several luxury rental properties in California to its listings! Here’s a quick look at what’s new:

LOS ANGELES

8157 Laurel View Drive

Features:
– 4 bed, 4 bath
– eat-in chef’s kitchen
– high ceilings
– pool and outdoor dining area
– balconies

12258 Richwood Drive

Features:
– 5 bed, 6 bath
– culdesac property
– gated community
– pool

ORANGE COUNTY

45 Linda Isle

Features:
– 4 bed, 5 bath
– waterfront, includes dock
– pre-installed security system
– space for office, screening room,
gym/yoga room

521 Seaview Street

Features:
– 3 bed, 3 bath
– minutes from the beach
– private drive
– fully furnished
– bbq grill, outdoor dining area
– 360 views of mountains,
ocean, and Catalina Island

 

Tropical Escape in Maui

3 Kapalua Place in the gorgeous neighborhood Lahaina on the island of Maui is on the market for $19.9 million. As one of only 4 beachfront properties in Kapalua, this home is a rare find.

3 Kapalua Pl is a 6,631 square foot, 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom home on a 28,000 square foot beachfront lot. The home comes fully furnished, and includes fixtures like 18 foot disappearing corner pocket doors in the Great Room, other rooms with glass doors imported from Italy, granite tub, onyx and granite counters, a floating staircase, stacked Kapalua blue rock walls, and Ipe wood and travertine floors. The house’s prime location makes possible breathtaking views of Molokai, the breaching whales and the Oneloa Bay shore breaks.

A home like this can be found nowhere else in the world; don’t miss your chance to own your private piece of paradise.

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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.

Billionaire Heiress Petra Ecclestone Lists Los Angeles Mega Mansion

Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone’s 56,500 square foot Los Angeles mega-mansion is on sale for $175 million, a $25 million reduction from the original listing from about a year and a half ago.

Th 120-room house was meticulously designed to include everything that could possibly be desired. This includes a full floor of one wing devoted to walk-in closet space, as well as a barbershop, and rooms set aside specifically to give individual family members privacy while wrapping presents during the holidays.

The home contains 14 bedrooms, and an astounding 27 bathrooms. “Bonus rooms” include  a screening room with projection booth, wine cellar, billiards room, beauty salon, nightclub, a  2-lane bowling alley, and a service wing with staff accommodations.

The grounds of the mansion are fitted with  lawns, an orchard, a koi pond, and a pool with summer kitchen and bar.

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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.

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The Most Expensive Home in Minnesota

This 18,000 square foot mansion on a 1.8 acre lot is the most expensive home in the state of Minnesota, available now for $15.795 million. Located on Lake Minnetonka, this home is just 15 miles from downtown Minneapolis, making it a perfect escape from the bustle of city life.

This home boasts 5 bedrooms (including a luxurious master suite), 7 full baths, and several spacious living and entertainment areas, including a formal dining room fit for up to 18 guests, sitting area with a fireplace, office, sunroom, home theater, basement music club, full gym, golf simulator, bowling alley, rooftop sky deck, and even a sports court. The house has a large gourmet kitchen, a prep kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a full bar, sauna, and a temperature-controlled stone wine cellar.

The custom-built home is fitted with features like soaring ceilings, a double-height entry, inlaid wood floors, and a great room with a two-story wall of windows overlooking the lake. 195 feet of lakeshore waterfront are also a part of this spectacular property.

The grounds include a swimming pool, pool house, putting green, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor lounge with a fireplace.

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