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    Spy Novelist John le Carré’s Cliffside English Cottage Can Be Yours for $3.7 Million

    Back in the 1960s, English author John le Carré found solace along the U.K.’s Cornish coast, where his longtime home is now up for grabs.

    The late spy novelist, best known for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Constant Gardener, both of which were adapted into films nominated for multiple Oscars, wrote many of his bestseller thrillers at Tregiffian Cottage, where he lived until his death in 2020 at the age of 89. Spectacularly situated on a cliff between the villages of Lamorna and Porthcurno, the two-story stone residence comprises four bedrooms and four bathrooms. And, best of all for espionage aficionados, Carré’s writing room is still intact.

    Late novelist John le Carré’s former home in Cornwall just listed for $3.7 million


    Listed for £3 million (or roughly $3.7 million), the residence is actually three original fisherman cottages put together. The author and his wife purchased the estate some 60 years ago and combined it with the surrounding outbuildings to form a spacious and unpretentious 5,000-square-foot family home.  

    “My earliest memories are of playing in the garden at Tregiffian and adventuring along the coastal path to St Loy or Mousehole,” says le Carré’s son, Nick Cornwell, in a press statement. “The whole place is alive with butterflies, rabbits, swallows, foxes, and occasionally badgers. In winter, you bank up a log fire, and listen to the wind around the house, and feel as if you’re in a castle or a lighthouse. The storms are dramatic and beautiful, and when they’re gone, you get that wild horizontal sun. It’s a wonderful place to rest, or work, or just be yourself.” 

    Known as Tregiffian Cottage, the waterfront property sits on three acres atop a cliff


    Inside the main dwelling, you’ll find comfortable living and entertaining spaces, an up-to-date eat-in kitchen, and a conservatory, which faces out towards Scilly Isles. Not surprisingly, there’s an impressive library that is decked out with floor-to-ceiling bookcases and showcases a window that’s believed to be part of a World War II fighter plane.

    Among the very le Carré features is a safe room befitting any number of the author’s fictional characters. Elsewhere, the compound also has an indoor swimming pool that’s discreetly tucked away inside one of the chalet-style outbuildings.  

    “In all, a hugely inspiring home,” adds Chris Clifford, who is marketing the property for Savills. 

    Click here to see all the photos of Tregiffian Cottage. 

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    This Modern Villa on a Private Island in Fiji Runs $7,800 Per Night

    The hardest part of planning a vacation can be deciding where to stay. But when you’ve rented your own full-service villa in the South Pacific, all you need to choose is who you’re gonna bring. 

    Reef House, on privately owned Vomo Island in Fiji, is available to rent out for up to 10 of your closest friends and fam. The secluded pad, which sits on roughly 330 feet of powdery beachfront, has five bedrooms and just about every creature comfort you can imagine, from an 80-foot infinity pool to a personal butler.  

    The Reef House on Fiji’s Vomo Island is available for rent for up to 10 people.

    Mark Snyder/VOMO Island Fiji

    Overlooking the Yasawa Islands, Vomo Island has just 34 residences spread across its 225 acres. Reef House just so happens to be the biggest and the newest. For $7,862 a night, you and your guests will have all your meals and non-alcoholic bevvies covered, plus complimentary Wi-Fi and laundry service, access to non-motorized water sports, and use of the island resort’s tennis court, gym, and golf course. Did we mention the property is only accessible via helicopter or seaplane? 

    The five-bedroom home is the biggest residence on the resort.

    Mark Snyder/VOMO Island Fiji

    Nestled on just shy of two acres and designed by Mark Richi, managing director of the award-winning firm Architecture Building Culture, the home has a contemporary vibe to it. Internally, the abode feels casual and serene thanks to an abundance of neutral tones and natural materials, like the off-white limestone that was imported from Portugal. There’s also blonde Victorian ash wood paneling, and off-white painted plaster walls. Dark-tinted windows help mitigate the sun’s heat and glare.  

    The heart of the dwelling comprises one long, low-slung structure that houses the living room, dining area, and open-plan kitchen. Full-height glass walls in the living room and dining spaces slide open to a spacious loggia, creating a continuous space that serves as a single alfresco poolside hangout.

    The primary suite has its own wing with an outdoor terrace and hot tub.

    Mark Snyder/VOMO Island Fiji

    At one end of the great room, you’ll find two pavilions that hold four suites, each with separate entries, ensuite bathrooms, and walk-in closets. And over on the eastern side, the primary suite is a free-standing pavilion complete with an ensuite bath and an outdoor lounge. Another of the estate’s more notable features is the hot tub, which is equipped with a system that makes the water cooler if it’s too sweltering to soak comfortably.

    If and when you do decide to rejoin the group, kick back on any of the many sundecks or take a dip in the charcoal-tiled pool.  

    Click here to see all the photos of the Reef House.  

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    Tim Hardaway Jr.’s Former Miami Mega-Mansion Hits the Market for $9.1 Million

    South Florida has always been a sunny haven for professional athletes, and at one time, Dallas Mavericks star Tim Hardaway Jr. called Miami Beach home. Now the shooting guard’s former mansion is up for grabs.  

    Listed for a cool $9.1 million, the custom-built estate is located in the guard-gated Normandy Isle neighborhood. Spanning a whopping 5,400 square feet, the South Shore Drive residence has five bedrooms, five and a half baths, and an impressive 60 feet of water frontage. The digs are a boating lover’s delight with a dock and lift directly in the backyard. Plus, petrolheads can park their prized autos in the two-car garage out front.  

    A waterfront mansion in Miami’s Normandy Isle community with a boat dock and lift just listed for $9.1 million

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    The NBA player sold the palatial pad back in October 2021. At the time, he offloaded the mase to its new owners for $6.75 million. “They wanted something waterfront, but such inventory in Miami Beach is scarce, so we looked at Normandy Isles, an adjacent and well-established area,” Compass’s Ignacio Villanueva, who represented the sellers, told Mansion Global. “And they loved the modern look of the house, boasting high ceilings, lots of lights, and a roof deck with beautiful views.” 

    The South Florida residence was formerly owned by Dallas Mavericks star Tim Hardaway Jr.

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    Inside, the boxy retreat is decked out with design-forward details including oak millwork, tray ceilings, and glossy marble floors. The vibe is super sleek and contemporary—but it really is all about those views. Walls of windows on the first floor face the pool and patio, while upstairs, an expansive primary suite looks right out onto the water. The space is also equipped with an office, a huge walk-in closet, a marble bath, and its own private terrace. Elsewhere, the abode is kitted out with a movie theater, and the open kitchen sports swanky Dornbracht fixtures.  

    The primary bedroom is located on the second floor and faces the water

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    If you travel all the way up to the top, there’s a dramatic roof deck that’s perfect for alfresco entertaining. Here, you’ll find a dining area, a small outdoor kitchen with a grill, and perhaps best of all, a hot tub. We imagine this would be the ideal spot to soak up the sunset. 

    Douglas Elliman’s Dina Goldentayer holds the listing. 

    Click here to see all the photos of 672 S Shore Drive. 

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    Rolling Stones Guitarist Ronnie Wood’s Former London Manse Hits the Market for $26 Million

    Gimme shelter? The London manse where Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood once lived is up for grabs. 

    The Gothic-style estate that used to belong to the British musician just hit the market and can now be yours for a cool £20 million (or about $25.5 million). Spanning a whopping 12,295 square feet, Wood scooped up the property back in 1997 alongside his now ex-wife, Jo, The Observer reported. Despite only posting up here for the better part of 10 years, the bassist left an imprint on the abode in more ways than one.  

    Today, the palatial pad still sports his personal recording studio. There are also a few of his sculptures strewn about the gardens, plus a portrait of bandmate Keith Richards hanging on the wine cellar wall. In its lifetime, the roughly two-acre spread has housed more than just rock royalty. In fact, the residence was originally constructed as a hunting lodge for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.  

    The former home of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood just listed for $25.5 million

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    Nestled behind a gated drive, the three-story stunner has 13 bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Inside, you’ll find tons of dark wood paneling, along with arched doorways, opulent chandeliers, ornate ceilings, and more medieval embellishments. Though, Wood’s former flame did make a couple of modernizations before she sold the digs in 2010, specifically to the primary suite, kitchen, and gym. Did we mention it’s also energy efficient? 

    The Gothic-style mansion has its own screening room

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    Some of the standout features include a swanky movie theater with a projector, a billiards room, and an adjacent 3,425-square-foot swimming pool annex. The glass-roofed complex is equipped with a jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room. Not that you’ll be looking for a reason to leave, but the dwelling itself is positioned right along the edge of Richmond Park. At 2,500 acres, you’ll essentially have the largest Royal Park in London as your backyard. Turns out, you can always get what you want. 

    DDRE Global has the listing.

    Click here to see all the photos of Ronnie Wood’s former London home.

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    John Fogerty’s Massive SoCal Estate Hits the Market for $20 Million

    John Fogerty is selling his California compound down on the corner for $20 million.  

    The Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman is parting ways with his longtime Thousand Oaks estate after a decade of ownership, TMZ first reported. Dubbed White Stallion Ranch, the 22-acre spread is nestled within the gated Hidden Valley community. In 2013, the “Bad Moon Rising” singer shelled out roughly $9 million for the 18,600-square-foot residence, which was originally built in 2004 by architect Ron Firestone. However, the palatial pad has since benefitted from a massive renovation. 

    John Fogerty’s California estate is on the market for $19.9 million

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    At the heart of the property is a Tuscan-style farmhouse, complete with nine bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Throughout the mostly single-story abode you’ll find cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, and stone accents—including a fireplace in the great room. Though, there are a few high-tech features such as motorized window treatments and smart home controls. Nearby, the kitchen is decked out with glossy marble countertops, custom cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances, and a huge center island.  

    As one might expect, the multi-platinum music legend had two state-of-the-art soundproof recording studios installed. Here, you can belt out your best “Proud Mary” or practice your guitar skills. Of course, there are a slew of other perks as well, including two separate movie theaters, a gym, a wellness center, and a bar room equipped with climate-controlled wine walls. If you plan on playing host, the compound also comes with a detached guest house.  

    The compound has two recording studios, a movie theater, gym, a greenhouse, and gardens

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    Outside, walking paths allow guests to wander around the landscaped grounds, which have been covered in drought-tolerant turf. Although, the sweeping mountain and Pacific Ocean views are probably best enjoyed from any of the terraces. Elsewhere, there are plenty of alfresco spaces to kick back and relax. Think a poolside covered patio with a fire pit and outdoor kitchen. The manse also has a sports court, if you’re more of the active type. Either way, you could be the fortunate one to call this place home. 

    Jordan Cohen of Re/Max One holds the listing.  

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    Taylor Swift’s Hit Song ‘Cornelia Street’ Was Inspired by This N.Y.C. Townhouse. It Just Listed for $18 Million.

    In your Lover era? Well, the lyrics “I rent a place on Cornelia Street” are about to take on a whole new meaning.  

    The former West Village townhouse that inspired a hit song from Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album has just landed on the market. If you want to snag the pop star’s one-time New York City residence, it’ll run you roughly $18 million. Or, you can take a page from Tay’s book and lease the place for only $45,000 per month.  

    According to The Observer, the singer only lived in the four-bedroom apartment temporarily from 2016 to 2017 while her Tribeca penthouse was being renovated. Fans also believe it’s where her relationship with ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn began. Let’s hope that when all is said and done, potential buyers will be able to walk Cornelia Street again.  

    Taylor Swift’s former N.Y.C. townhouse on Cornelia Street just listed for $18 million or $45,000 per month.

    Al Siedman/VHT for The Corcoran Group

    Despite its 1870 origins, the carriage house feels super modern on the inside and even sports a private, drive-in garage and a 30-foot-long indoor swimming pool on the garden level. Currently, the spread spans three floors and is stacked with soaring double-height ceilings, oversized casement windows, and a rooftop terrace with a garden at the top. In the main living space, you’ll find dreamy beamed ceilings, blonde hardwood parquet floors, and a fireplace with a marble hearth. Nearby, the kitchen is fit for a chef, complete with granite counters, a Sub-Zero fridge, wine storage, and a double-drawer dishwasher.

    The West Village residence includes two suites that each have their own balcony

    Al Siedman/VHT for The Corcoran Group

    Upstairs, the primary bedroom is worthy of music royalty with a huge walk-in closet and en suite bath that’s clad in marble and includes a glass-enclosed shower and skylight. When you need some fresh air, just step onto the spacious terrace. Here, you can lounge alfresco and enjoy the outdoor fireplace. Down the hall, there’s a second suite with another balcony where you can perhaps write the words to your own pop track. 

    Laurence Carty, Irene Lo, and Jennifer Rahilly of the Corcoran Group hold the listing together. 

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    Suzanne Somers’s Fantastical 28-Acre Former Compound in Palm Springs Hits the Market for $13 Million

    A nearly century-old desert compound in Palm Springs is the talk of the town—and not just because it used to belong to Suzanne Somers.  

    The enchanting, 28-acre property is one of the most impressive residences in The Mesa community, and it recently reemerged on the market asking a cool $12.9 million. The Three’s Company star and her husband, Alan Hamel, bought the hillside spread in the ‘70s and decided to sell it back in 2021 after over 40 years of ownership.

    The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom oasis comprises a European-inspired main house, four individual villas, a total of 10 outdoor venues including a hand-carved natural rock amphitheater, and a lagoon-style swimming pool. Even cooler, the residence comes with its own custom-built funicular that allows you to be ferried up and down via cable car.  

    A desert compound in Palm Springs where Suzanne Somers used to live just listed for $12.9 million

    Kelly Peak

    “The layout of our home is unique,” Somers said, speaking to People, prior to the sale. “It’s a great home for having guests because they can each go off to their own cottages at the end of the day and have privacy.”

    Originally built in 1939, the compound sports sweeping views of Mesa Canyon and a whopping 7,280 square feet of living space. In fact, one of the guest dwellings dubbed “The Rock House” was designed by prominent Palm Springs architect Albert Frey, best known for his midcentury modern creations. The stone-clad abode includes two suites, a fireplace, a meditation garden, a claw-foot tub, and walls of glass.

    The 28-acre property includes a pool, a natural waterfall, hiking trails, and secret patios

    Kelly Peak

    Overall, the property strikes us as the perfect place to entertain with its two-room chef’s kitchen, a hidden 2,000-bottle wine cellar, five outdoor fireplaces, and parking for over 20 cars. Of course, there’s also a formal dining room that can seat up to 32 guests, while that alfresco entertainment center has enough room for 50 of your closest friends, not to mention its own dance floor. 

    “It has all this acreage and hiking trails and a beautiful gated long driveway,” Somers told Homes and Gardens back in 2021. “There’s nothing like it and there never will be again.” 

    Scott Lyle of Compass holds the listing. 

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    Jackie Kennedy’s Former Summer Home in the Hamptons Just Listed for $55 Million

    If you’re thinking of snagging a summer house in the Hamptons, the estate where Jackie Kennedy Onassis once vacationed could be your next getaway.  

    Aptly named Lasata, the Native American word for “place of peace,” the palatial property has been hoisted onto the market for a cool $55 million, The Wall Street Journal first reported. Originally built in 1917 by architect Arthur C. Jackson, the abode was previously owned by John Vernou Bouvier Jr., who was the grandfather of the former First Lady. The roughly seven-acre spread is said to be where Onassis would often spend her summers as a child.  

    Lasata, the former childhood summer home of Jackie O, just listed for $55 million

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    Today, the residence is being offered up by Hollywood producer David Zander, who bought the pad in 2018 from fashion designer and Tiffany’s former chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff. During Zander’s five years of ownership, he has made substantial renovations to the 8,500-square-foot main house, including revamping the interiors and rebuilding parts of the exterior.

    “Every time I think there’s a spot in the house that I love the most, I go and sit somewhere else and I love that the most,” Zander told the WSJ. The Spring Breakers producer tapped Pierre Yovanovitch for the design and brought in French landscape architect Louis Benech to tackle the formal gardens.  

    French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch updated the interiors during a recent renovation

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    Internally, you’ll find hardwood flooring, beamed ceilings, and oversized casement windows throughout. The living room is completely flooded with natural light and features glass French doors. Elsewhere, the dining room sports built-in bookshelves and a cozy fireplace. In addition to the eight-bedroom estate, the grounds of Lasata also comprise a separate two-bedroom guest cottage, a large swimming pool, a pool house, and a three-car garage. 

    “It’s so well known in town,” Eileen O’Neill of Corcoran, who holds the listing with Ed Petrie of Compass, told the newspaper of the compound. “It’s such a part of East Hampton history as well as American history. So that definitely is a draw for people.” 

    Click here to see all the photos of Lasata.  

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