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    After Buying Elton John’s Condo, an Art Collector Lists His Spectacular Atlanta Mansion

    Seven years ago, this particularly lavish Atlanta residence fetched the highest sales price ever in the desirable in-town Ansley Park neighborhood when it traded hands in a $5.4 million deal. Now it’s up for sale again, and this time the asking price is a speck under $8 million, which would mark another milestone in the area if it were to go for anywhere near that amount.

    Though the listing brokerage declined to disclose the seller’s identity, property records show the current owner of the home is Scott Westervelt. Records also indicate that the local art collector and Presbyterian minister, whose longtime wife Josephine Robinson Westervelt passed away in June 2020, was also the mystery buyer who recently paid $7.2 million for Elton John’s condo in Buckhead’s 40-story Park Place high-rise residential tower.

    Records indicate that art collector Scott Westervelt paid just over $7 million for Elton John’s Buckhead condo in November.

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    Hidden away behind walls and a canopy of trees, on a double lot overlooking the 10-acre Winn Park, the Ansley Park estate up for sale is secluded amid nearly an acre of land dotted with sculpture. Built way back in 1910, transformed under the direction of local architect James Choate in 2004 and extensively renovated by Westervelt during his tenure, the multi-level structure has five bedrooms and six baths in a little more than 9,300 square feet of living space laced with hand-picked oak floors from France, cathedral ceilings, arched doorways, and naturally, more than enough wall space to accommodate a vast assemblage of art.

    Standing out on the main level are formal living and dining rooms, and a fireside family room sporting a circular vaulted ceiling with dormer windows and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. An adjacent kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops, a farmhouse sink, an eat-in island, top-tier stainless appliances and a breakfast nook embellished with an elegant matchstick chandelier.

    A spacious fireside family room flaunts a circular vaulted ceiling with dormer windows and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass.

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    Elsewhere is a sunroom warmed by a fireplace and bookshelf-lined library, as well as a sumptuous upstairs master retreat decked out with a fireplace, sitting area, access to a roof terrace overlooking the city, and a luxe bath equipped with dual vanities, a dressing area and large glass-encased shower; and a stone-clad lower level is spotlighted by a wine cellar, wet bar-equipped lounge area, gym, and per the listing, a giant aquarium that has a viewing window into the property’s pool.

    Outdoors, the manicured grounds are truly a sight to behold with the aforementioned heated saltwater pool boasting underwater speakers and an accompanying spa, along with an extravagant sculpture garden holding the Jim Dine heart, among several other pieces, and numerous spots ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining while overlooking the city skyline. There’s also a separate carriage house and detached two-car garage.

    The listing is held by Betsy Akers of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International.

    Click here for more photos of Scott Westervelt’s Ansley Park house.

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    MLB Legend Johnny Damon Lists His Massive Florida Mansion for $30 Million

    Move over, Walt Disney World. Retired MLB star Johnny Damon built his own adult playground in Florida, and the over-the-top Florida mansion is now on the market for an eye-watering $30 million.

    Located in Windermere, a suburb of Orlando, the sprawling property sits on a nearly five-acre lot with 540 feet of frontage along Lake Butler. According to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the listing, the retired MLB star and his wife, Michelle, acquired the land in 2007 for $4 million. The 30,000-square-foot estate was later completed in 2010, and from the looks of it, no expense was spared in the construction.

    “The owners really took the time to envision, design, and build a dream home, one that meets every standard of luxury, ideal for both family living and also perfect for entertaining,” said Alice Anne Jackson with Corcoran Premier Realty in a press statement.

    Johnny Damon’s mansion in near Orlando includes a two-lane bowling alley with graffitied walls.

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    Altogether, the palatial residence comprises nine bedrooms and a whopping 15 bathrooms. In terms of amenities, well, it’s got just about every perk you could think of. Hair salon? Check. Two-lane bowling alley. Of course. A gym? As a matter of fact, there are two! The abode also features a cigar lounge, an arcade, a sports bar, a movie theater, a music room, plus a sauna, steam room, and meditation area. “You never run out of things to do,” Damon told the WSJ.

    The 30,000-square-foot home includes a custom sports bar.

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    The primary suite is ensconced in a dedicated wing on the first level and is decked out with a coffee bar, a two-story closet, and both indoor and outdoor showers. Elsewhere, the kitchen is any aspiring chef’s dream, equipped with large islands, a walk-in pantry, and a breakfast bar. There’s also a separate catering kitchen, because why not? 

    Outside, the grounds could definitely be mistaken for a theme park. There’s a massive, resort-style saltwater pool with a grotto, spa, slide, and even a swim-up hibachi grill and bar. For the adventurous types, you can soar through the skies on the property’s zipline or channel your inner athlete on the sports court.

    The backyard has a saltwater swimming pool with a waterfalls and a grotto.

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    The former outfielder for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox told the newspaper he’s selling the home so he and his wife Michelle can travel more now that their six kids are grown. (Damon has two other kids from a previous marriage.) Since Damon’s retirement in 2012, the two-time World Series champ and his wife have made their rounds the reality TV circuit. Most recently, they appeared (twice!) as charter guests on Bravo’s Below Deck. Damon also had a brief stint on Dancing With the Stars in 2018 and Celebrity Apprentice, hosted by Donald Trump. In 2020, he was even appointed to Donald Trump’s Council on Sport, Fitness, and Nutrition. 

    Click here to see all the photos of Johnny Damon’s Florida mansion.  

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    Late Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Gary Rossington’s Longtime Georgia Home Lists for $12 Million

    Nine months after his death earlier this year at age 71, the Georgia estate of legendary guitarist Gary Rossington is available for the first time in its three-decade history. Resting in the well-to-do community of Milton, about 30 miles north of Atlanta, the bucolic residence is up for sale at exactly $12 million, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

    A founder of the legendary Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd—and the last surviving original member—Rossington had cheated death more than once, according to Rolling Stone. Not only did he survive a car accident in 1976 in which he drove his Ford Torino into a tree, inspiring the band’s cautionary song That Smell, but he also emerged with two broken arms, a broken leg, and punctured stomach and liver after a 1977 plane crash that killed singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backing vocalist Cassie Gaines.

    Rossington went on to have quintuple bypass surgery in 2003, suffered a heart attack in 2015 and then underwent numerous heart surgeries, having left Lynyrd Skynyrd in summer 2021 to recover from one of those procedures.

    A glass-lined great room is spotlighted by a fireplace stretching to the ceiling.

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    Meanwhile, the musician and his longtime wife Dale pieced together their 80-acre property over several years, purchasing the first 7-acre parcel for just over $1 million in 1997, per WSJ. Built in the early 1990s, and affectionately known as “Free Bird’s Nest,” the since-renovated premises are showcased by a main home and separate guesthouse—for a total of nine bedrooms and an equal number of baths in 7,500 square feet of living space.

    Other highlights include a double-height entry foyer that flows to a formal dining room and study, as well as a fireside great room that connects to an eat-in kitchen outfitted with top-tier appliances, a workstation and windowed breakfast nook. Another living area has a fireplace and French doors opening to an expansive wood deck, while a main-level master retreat comes complete with a sitting area, mini-bar, and spa-like bath equipped with dual vanities, a dressing area, garden tub and tiled shower.

    A finished terrace level features a seated bar, billiards area, cozy fireplace and full bath.

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    Three more bedrooms can be found upstairs, including an en-suite one, and two that share a bath; and the terrace level offers plenty of room for relaxing and entertaining guests with a fireplace, built-in bar, billiards area and Rossington’s simple music studio, which consisted of a desk, armchair, CD player and small amplifiers.

    The amenities continue outdoors, where the sprawling grounds host a custom waterfall-fed pool and spa, fire-pit, pair of barns “ready for storage or conversion into animal spaces,” per the listing, and large spring-fed fishing lake sporting two docks, one floating and another with dual boat slips. There’s also a spacious motorcourt flanked by an attached two-car garage out front.

    An inviting backyard pool area is surrounded by grassy lawns and a fishing lake.

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    In addition to their primary Georgia residence, the couple also maintained a home in the Wyoming city of Jackson Hole. Per WSJ, Rossington’s widow is selling because she is planning to move to Florida where she can be closer to family. “Without Gary, it’s time for us to move on,” she said. “We’ve had our time here.” 

    The listing is held by Cynthia Chandlee of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

    Click here for more photos of Gary Rossington’s Georgia house.

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    Mark Zuckerberg’s Money Manager Snags a Pristine Malibu Estate for $6 Million

    Over the past two decades, the vast wealth created by the emergence of Silicon Valley has also created enormous opportunity for a handful of particularly savvy and well-networked wealth managers. The most successful of those managers have carved out a niche catering to the valley’s famously clannish billionaire elites.

    But very few wealth managers anywhere have been as successful as Michael Anders and his San Francisco-based, famously secretive outfit Iconiq Capital. Described by Forbes in 2014 as “an obscure Silicon Valley firm” that’s technically an ordinary registered investment advisory, the 12-year-old company has been molded by its founders—Divesh Makan, Will Griffith, Chad Boeding and Anders—into a highly exclusive billionaires club that “operates as a cross between a family office and a venture capital fund.”

    Today, Iconiq’s client list reads like a who’s-who of Silicon Valley greats. But their most famous client, and the inarguable key to their success, is Mark Zuckerberg, who met Makan in 2004—back when Facebook was still in diapers. Zuckerberg gave fledgling Iconiq a big name in Silicon Valley, and the company’s client roster now includes many of the area’s most high-profile billionaires, including Sheryl Sandberg and Dustin Moskovitz, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. Also now clients of Iconiq are folks outside tech’s inner circle—billionaire hedge funders David Bonderman, Henry Kravis, and Tiger Global Management’s Chase Coleman, all of whom have nabbed seats on the company’s board of directors.

    At the beginning of 2022, Iconiq had more than $80 billion in assets under management, ranking the secretive firm as one of the country’s fastest venture capital/private equity success stories. And while it’s not exactly clear how much money has trickled down to Iconiq’s executive ranks, it’s certainly been kind to the net worth of Anders. Back in May, the Columbia University grad paid cash for a $6 million shack, of sorts, on Malibu‘s Point Dume.

    Built in 1953, the two-bedroom cottage features big grassy lawns in its front and backyards.

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    Measuring in with two bedrooms and two bathrooms in just 1,300 square feet, the 1950s ranch-style house is resolutely unremarkable but somehow charming with its glitz-free nature. Last sold in 2021 for $5 million, the structure was offloaded to Anders by cofounder Brian Kariger.

    Because this deal was inked off-market, current photos are scant. But we do know that the house was recently remodeled, with new hardwood floors, a new and refreshingly simple kitchen, two new storage sheds and a newly spiffy two-car garage. The landlocked structure sits out of sight behind gates, a long driveway and a tall hedge for privacy.

    Still, it’s clear that despite the bungalow’s attributes, the real value here is the land. The home sits on a 1.3-acre flat parcel, making it one of the bigger properties on Point Dume, and it also transferred with a coveted beach key to Malibu’s celebrity-loved and semi-private Little Dume Beach. And while it’s not yet clear what Anders’ longterm plans are for the property, it’s entirely possible he could already be designing a new home worthy of a multimillionaire wealth manager to take this one’s place. More

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    ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Star Fredrik Eklund Is Asking $11 Million for His Colorful Beverly Hills Mansion

    Though he called it his “forever home” in a 2021 Architectural Digest article, Fredrick Eklund is already seeking to offload the Beverly Hills estate he and his artist husband Derek Kaplan picked up barely two years ago. Asking $11 million, the current listing represents a $4 million bump in price since then.

    Built in 2017—and fully transformed throughout during the couple’s short-term ownership in collaboration with noted New York interior designer Paris Forino, complete with every shade of pink and blush imaginable —the East Coast traditional property rests on just over a third-acre of land in the Coldwater Canyon neighborhood. Affectionately known as the “Color House,” the wood-sided structure includes seven bedrooms and eight baths in a little more than 5,600 square feet of living space spanning two levels.

    Vividly hued rooms crafted by New York designer Paris Forino are complemented by striking fireplaces.

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    A gated driveway empties out at a spacious motorcourt flanked by a single-car garage and welcoming front porch shrouded in ivy. Once inside, a double-height foyer topped by an Apparatus cloud chandelier leads to a sitting room enhanced with a copper and black marble fireplace, as well as a formal yet fun dining room boasting a whimsical necklace chandelier.

    Further back, an open-concept great room that opens via walls of glass to the backyard is decked out with a copper, blue and pink kitchen sporting a bespoke L’Atelier Paris range, large eat-in island wrapped in leather-finished marble, and cozy breakfast nook holding a built-in banquette clad in Kvadrat and Svenstk Tenn fabrics. An adjacent family room displays a marble fireplace and an integrated LED-lighted bookcase that stretches to the ceiling.

    A custom L’Atelier Paris range is front and center in the copper, blue and pink kitchen.

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    Elsewhere in the house is a screening room, gym, cold plunge, an infrared sauna and office that can be closed off with ribbed glass doors, along with a cove-ceilinged master retreat outfitted with Phillip Jeffries wallpaper, a fireside sitting area, private balcony and “boutique-worthy” walk-in closet, plus a luxe bath equipped with a marble floor, dual vanities with LED mirrors and a freestanding Waterworks tub. 

    Outdoors, the resort-like grounds are laced with mature olive trees, and host a lap pool and spa, barbecue and bar setup, and charming spots ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining.

    Woven lanterns hanging from olive trees enhance an outdoor lounge area nestled alongside a fireplace.

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    In addition to the for-sale Beverly Hills residence, which was recently offered for lease at $50,000 per month, the longtime Million Dollar Listing New York and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles cast member still maintains a stylish Connecticut home he purchased in 2016 for nearly $3 million. He also has reportedly relocated to Miami, where he’s busy expanding his real estate business.

    The listing is held by Marcy Roth and Alexander Vichinsky of Douglas Elliman.

    Click here for more photos of Fredrik Eklund’s Beverly Hills house.

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    Football Club Boss David Sullivan Puts His Storied London Mansion Up for Sale at $94 Million

    After eight years of ownership, plus a seven-year, nearly $63 million renovation spearheaded by London‘s MSMR Architects and 1508 design studio, West Ham United Football Club chairman David Sullivan has decided to kick his U.K. mansion back on the market.

    The wealthy Welsh media mogul—who amassed his fortune as a publisher of pornographic magazines and proprietor of erotica shops, and chief of the Daily Sport and Sunday Sport tabloid newspapers—is looking to sell the historic residence for $94.6 million, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Records show he purchased the Georgian-style dwelling for around $34 million in 2015 from convicted fraudster Edward “Fast Eddie” Davenport, a British entrepreneur and socialite known for hosting raucous, celeb-studded parties at the premises during his tenure there.

    The Portland Place mansion has been called “one of the largest and most remarkable houses in central London.”

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    Originally designed and built by the noted architect brothers Robert and James Adam way back in the mid-1770s, the Grade II*-listed property has been occupied by numerous aristocrats through the years, including antiquarian and traveler Joseph Wyndham, 4th Earl of Abergavenny William Nevill and James Blyth, a millionaire who founded the famed gin distillery W&A Gilbey.

    More recently, the building served as the Sierra Leone embassy, as well as a main location for the Oscar-winning film The Kings Men, an Agent Provocateur fashion shoot featuring Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse’s Rehab music video.

    A large formal dining room opens to a reception room via a hydraulic wall.

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    Billed in marketing materials as “one of the largest and most remarkable houses in central London”—and sited on the unusually wide Portland Place street, within walking distance of Regent’s Park, West End and Marylebone High Street—the property features a six-story main home and separate mews house, for a total of 11 bedrooms and 10 baths in nearly 21,000 square feet of meticulously preserved living space replete with bespoke joinery, marble finishes, hand-painted wallpaper and artisan chandeliers.

    Highlights include an opulent entrance hall adorned with a curving staircase, along with a formal dining room spotlighted by a hydraulic wall that disappears at the push of a button to reveal an adjoining reception room. There’s also a gourmet kitchen outfitted with an eat-in island and accompanying breakfast nook.

    An indoor lap pool and hot tub offers the perfect spot for relaxation.

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    A plush master retreat occupies the entire second floor, and comes complete with dual dressing rooms and baths; and elsewhere is a screening room, wine cellar, gym, massage room, an indoor pool and spa, and a top-level atrium “sky lounge” boasting a seated bar and access to a terrace overlooking views of the BT Tower.

    The listing is held by James Gubbins of United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty.

    Click here for more photos of David Sullivan’s London mansion.

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    ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ Showrunner Snags a Historical Estate Deep in the California Woods

    He may not be a household name, but Will Graham is responsible for many hours of Hollywood-style entertainment. The Columbia University grad first garnered significant attention for co-founding 2011’s Onion News Network, for which he won a Peabody Award. He’s since signed lucrative first-look deals with Amazon Studios and co-created the comedy drama TV series A League of Their Own; Graham was also the showrunner of Amazon Prime’s Mozart in the Jungle and the Emmy-nominated Daisy Jones & the Six, starring Riley Keough.

    Graham already owns homes in New York—a $2 million Brooklyn condo—and in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, where he’s long laid claim to a multimillion-dollar contemporary residence in the Los Feliz neighborhood. So it’s perhaps no surprise that his latest real estate acquisition is decidedly more off the grid and secluded, tucked way out in the semi-remote California city of Ojai, just under two hours by car northwest of Los Feliz—traffic providing, of course.

    Secluded down a narrow country road, the 1930s estate is gated and privately screened behind trees.

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    Reportedly “the only Monterey-style home in Ojai,” per the listing, Graham’s new estate sits behind big gates on a scenic 2.5-acre lot in the hills. The busy showrunner paid $6.4 million for the keys—a substantial amount of money for the area, but it’s not difficult to see the attraction. The property is a bonafide compound, with a full-size tennis court, a tennis cabana, two guesthouses and a swimming pool, in addition to the large main house.

    That main house is also historical. Originally built in 1933 and owned for a time by the son of wealthy Ojai socialite and hotelier Josephine Pierpont, the two-story structure is surrounded by manicured boxwood and fragrant bunches of lavender and jasmine. Stone pathways lead past multiple fountains on their way to the house, where a wood-paneled living room and fireplace-equipped family room both open to a private courtyard equipped with a full outdoor kitchen, ideal for the quintessentially SoCal indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

    Indoor/outdoor living is a central theme at the property, with its substantial courtyard, pathways and shaded verandas.

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    Also on tap are a library, a wine closet, and plenty of original 1930s wood detailing. Below the aesthetics, the residence also boasts all-new or recently upgraded plumbing, electrical, irrigation and HVAC systems. And throughout the home, multiple sets of French doors open to breezy, wood-floored verandas that run the full length of the building.

    Directly behind the main house, the rectangular swimming pool boasts delicious views of the mountains and surrounding treetops. Large patios offer ample space for al fresco dining and entertaining, while the two guesthouses together offer four bedrooms and two kitchens, perfect for weekend guests or live-in staff. More