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    A Look At 4 Incredible International Homes (PHOTOS)

    Take a look at these 4 incredible international “Homes of the Rich”! HOME #1 – This home is located in South Africa and features 32,000 square feet of living space, 2-story library, 33-car subterranean garage, pool and more. HOME #2 – This home is located in France and features 32,000 square feet of living space […] More

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    Chateau Louis XIV – A $300 Million Mega Mansion In France (PHOTOS)

    Rear Exterior

    Dubbed “Chateau Louis XIV”, this jaw-dropping castle-esque estate is located in France (coordinates 48.8499°N 2.1204°E). It was designed by renowned French architect Pierre Bortolussi and built by Cogemad. Construction started  in October 2008 and finished in June 2011. It was modeled after Vaux-le-Vicomte and built around a moat. It sold for a record-breaking $301 million in 2015 to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
    The grand interior features over 53,000 square feet of living space with extensive marble and gold leaf throughout. Rooms include a grand foyer with marble staircase, amazing 50 foot high grand salon, gourmet kitchen, multiple reception rooms, home theater, wine cellar, indoor racquetball court, indoor swimming pool with spa, steam room and sauna, massage room, ball room, nightclub, lounge areas made of glass with views of the fish and much more. The rear of the home features a grand terrace with double staircase leading to a swimming pool. The grounds feature spectacular formal gardens, fountains, a stable and more.

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    Madonna’s Former Miami Mansion Has Been Listed for $31.7 Million by a Wealthy Dog (Yes, a Dog)

    Well, every dog has its day.

    A German shepherd is reportedly selling a Miami home for $31.7 million. The wealthy pooch is known as Gunther VI and currently holds a fortune originally inherited by the late Gunther III, who was left millions of dollars when his owner, German countess Karlotta Liebenstein, passed away in 1992. Gunther IV then allegedly purchased the home from Madonna for $7.5 million about 20 years ago, so its current asking price would turn a tidy profit.

    How exactly a dog can own and sell a house is a matter of some debate: The New York Post has argued that the pampered canine isn’t really involved with the deal all. There’s even speculation that Liebenstein was entirely made up.

    The entryway 

    LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass

    Regardless of Gunther’s involvement (or lack thereof), the home itself is still for sale and could appeal to Northeastern snowbirds. It’s an 8,400-square-foot mansion altogether, with nine bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms. It’s located on a coveted lot with 100 feet of water frontage and a dock.

    The kitchen 

    LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass

    The home’s architecture has clear Mediterranean influences, and the property sits on a 51,000-square-foot parcel of land. Outside there’s a pool with stone fountains plus a surrounding pavilion for lounging and entertaining. Gunther reportedly spends most of his days lounging in the primary bedroom, which has views of Biscayne Bay.

    Gunther VI 

    LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass

    Madonna caught wind of the listing, and that a dog might be selling it, and shared her thoughts on the matter on Instagram last week. She posted an image of Gunther and the residence on her Instagram story and said, “When you find out a dog is selling your old house for 3 times the amount you sold it for!” Her statement was followed by home and crying emojis.

    The dining room 

    LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass

    It is true that Florida real estate has become much more sought-after since the Queen of Pop parted with it all those years ago. Miami Beach ranked No. 5 in Property Shark’s annual ranking of most expensive zip codes in the US, so expect listings to continue rising in price in the area—although many may just end up tearing their new digs down and starting anew.
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    Inside Madonna’s $19 Million Hidden Hills Home (PHOTOS)

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    Pop superstar Madonna purchased this Hidden Hills, California home for $19.3 million from singer The Weeknd earlier this year. The Weeknd originally purchased the home for $18.2 million in 2017 and listed it for sale last year for $24,995,000.
    Located at 24220 Long Valley Road, the home is situated on 3 acres of land and boasts a main house and guest house. 
    The main house features over 12,000 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 2-story foyer with staircase, formal living & dining rooms, wine cellar, gourmet kitchen with double islands, breakfast room, family room, rear staircase, home office, home theater, wine cellar, 5-car garage and more.
    The guest house features approximately 1,200 square feet of living space with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen.
    Outdoor features include a motor court, balcony, patios, saltwater swimming pool with spa, kitchen/BBQ, pavilion with fireplace & 2 fire pits, basketball court, 8-stall barn (that he converted to a gym) and more. More

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    Rent Full House Creator Jeff Franklin’s Beverly Hills Estate For $250,000 A Month (PHOTOS)

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    Full House creator Jeff Franklin’s Beverly Hills home is available for rent at a whopping $250,000 per month. Located at 10066 Cielo Drive, the estate was designed by renowned architect Richard Landry and features a main house and guest house.
    There is approximately 21,000 square feet of combined living space with 9 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, foyer with staircase, living & dining rooms separated by aquarium, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, multiple wet bars, billiards room, 14-seat home theater, gym, hair salon 16-car subterranean garage and more.
    Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, resort-style pool with 3 waterfalls, 2 jacuzzis, a 35-foot water slide, swim-up bar, private grotto, koi pond, lazy river, multiple lounge areas, cabana, fire features and a BBQ. More

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    Elon Musk Vowed to ‘Own No House.’ Now He’s Reportedly Sold His $32 Million San Francisco Home.

    Elon Musk seems to be making good on his promise to “own no house.”

    Last year, the SpaceX CEO tweeted out that he would sell all of his real estate in an effort to offload “almost all physical possessions.” By the end of the year, he had ditched four of his Bel Air residences for a combined $62 million. Now Musk is reportedly on the cusp of parting with the last piece of property in his portfolio: A San Francisco–area mansion that was last listed for $32 million.

    One of the living areas 

    Photo: Bernard Andre

    Musk initially listed the 16,000-square-foot home last year for $35 million, a number that would net a significant profit, as he originally paid $23.3 million for the place in 2017, according to property records. It’s been on and off the market in the months following his initial announcement to ditch all owned assets.

    A hallway 

    Photo: Bernard Andre

    The historic residence was originally built circa 1912; it was designed by architecture firm Bliss & Faville. It’s since been renovated to suit contemporary standards—the grand ballroom, dining room and kitchens were all revamped.

    The dining room 

    Photo: Bernard Andre

    It’s a seven-bed, seven-bath parcel altogether, sitting on a spacious, 47-acre lot. In the dining area there’s a “hidden” cocktail room that’s accessible via a retractable wall of library shelves. Other perks include wine and whiskey cellars in the basement, as well as a separate space dedicated to flower arranging. The primary suite, meanwhile, has its own fireplace, two walk-in closets and two full baths—one with a free-standing tub. Outside there’s a pool and a pavilion for entertaining, plus a separate three-car garage.

    The home combines indoor and outdoor living 

    Photo: Bernard Andre

    At the moment, the property is pending a contingent offer, which means that Musk has accepted a buyer’s initial proposal, according to the New York Post. All to say there’s a chance the deal could still fall through, in which case the billionaire’s last big piece of real estate would still be up for grabs.

    The lounge 

    Photo: Bernard Andre

    So where is Musk living now? He tweeted in June that he’s currently residing at a rental worth approximately $50,000 in Boca Chica, near SpaceX’s campus. Talk about living below your means.
    Check out more photos of the San Francisco–area residence below:

    One of the bedrooms 

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