Sunday, October 13, 2013

In Case You Missed It This Week

After she backed out of the purchase of Olivia Newton's John's $6.2 million water front house in Jupiter Inlet (FL) because someone committed suicide on the property right before the closing, Rosie O'Donnell has gone and spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 million for a gulf-front spread on Casey Key just south of Sarasota, FL. In addition to the four bedroom and seven bathroom plantation-style house with swimming pool and outdoor kitchen, the sale includes a covered boat slip at a nearby marina. Tennis queen Martina Navratilova sold her Casey Key house back in 2008 and prolific novelist Stephen King owns at least two homes including a modern manse on three lots the northern tip of the sand spit barrier island he bought in 2001 for $8.9 million. (source: Herald Tribune; listing photos: Sarasota Photography for Sotheby's International Realty)

Orlando Bloom listed his gated mini-estate in the star-studded Outpost Estates nabe in Los Angeles (CA) with a $4.5 million price tag. And, yes, this is the place famously burglarized by the Bling Ring and that, much to the chagrin of some of his neighbors, he painted black. (source: Redfin blog; listing photos: Coldwell Banker)

Barbadian-born international pop star Rihanna has moved out of her $12 million mansion in L.A.'s affluent and staid Pacific Palisades 'hood—because she keeps getting unwanted intruders—and (allegedly) leased a $39,000 per month duplex penthouse in New York City's SoHo 'hood. In case Riri might want to buy the penthouse it's also available for sale with a $14,660,000 price tag. (sources: TMZ and Daily Mail; listing photos: Town Residential)

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Facebook gajillionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his Doctor missus, Priscilla Chan, reportedly heard word that a developer planned to buy the house next door, build a big house and market it as being next door to Zuckerberg, as if that was a reason to buy a house. So, they did what anyone with a net worth near twenty billion dollars might (and can) do, they shelled out more than $23,000,000 to buy (at least) three of the adjacent properties. At that's in addition to the seven million bucks they paid in 2011 for their fully updated and upgraded five bedroom turn-of-the-century residence. The Zuckerberg-Chans reportedly don't have current plans to merge the properties and—so the story goes—have leased the houses back to the sellers. (San Jose Mercury News)


12 comments:

Madam Pince said...

And four words describe why I'd never build a house on any Florida key: "sand spit barrier island." I don't care how wealthy you are, losing a house in a storm is an ugly and expensive business.

Anne said...

Wow. Now I know what fun it is to be a gajillionaire! I'd love to get rid of my neighbors like that - but I wouldn't lease back unless they promised to be totally quiet and keep their places maintained 'just so' perfectly.
What heaven to have that much power where real estate is concerned. I just shudder to think of the property taxes...

Sandpiper said...


Love those Zuckermans. No problems, only solutions.

Anonymous said...

Similar to her magickal sister, Madam Pince, the Rabbi questions the judgment of those whom reside along Florida's Intracoastal. Nevertheless, the Rabbi maintains a Northern California pied a terre. After bolting the breakfront and bookcases to the studs, and childproofing the...upper...kitchen cabinets, the Rabbi prefers not to think about the San Andreas Fault and it's much smaller and much more annoying little sister, the Hayward Fault.

Rabbi Hedda LaCasa

Anonymous said...

Nigga, there is no such thing as a "gajillionaire" ok? Mr. Zuckerburg is a billionaire.

Anonymous said...

BITCH PLEASE I AM A GAJILLIONAIRE SORRY YOU'LL NEVER KNOW ANYTHING BESIDES FOOD STAMPS LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

RiRi...i bet more law suits are going to be flying soon...she is a magnet for a** ugly problem homes. I want to comment on the pool and Rosie getting in it, but I am trying to be good.

Anonymous said...

I think that Rihanna girl finally caught a case of the smarts. She realized what an ass ugly house she bought, and is using any excuse to unload it.
I would hope her new landlord asked for some super crazy security deposit. She doesn't strike me as a person that is going to be respectful of another person's anything. Especially when she's paying that kind of rent.

Anonymous said...

Rihanna never bought that Palisades home, she was only leasing it. With all those troubles she encountered looks like that wasn't a smart move in the first place.

vinay singh said...
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Anonymous said...

Rihanna seems to buy anything with a high price tag (new money)

Lana Jackson said...

I live in a tropical island first 12 years of my life hurricanes are never a problem I mean what about tornadoes what about a car hitting you what about a fire what about a gas leak I mean is that the way you live I wouldn't live on a beach because of hurricanes you're an idiot