$115 million Opulent Malibu Beach Home with an 18-foot crystal chandelier and its own beach. Here’s a look inside.

 

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It’s the most expensive current listing in the ritzy Los Angeles county beach town, Malibu is no stranger to lavish, extravagantly priced mansions. At least 45 homes are currently listed for $10 million or more in Malibu, which the median listing price is almost $3.3 million, The newly-listed home spans 10,646 interior square feet and sits on 2.6 acres, making it one of the largest beachfront homes currently for sale in Malibu

 

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It has 12 bedrooms and 14 full bathrooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the ocean and coastline from every floor.

The home has wall-to-wall white Italian marble floors.

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And security is clearly a priority: the home comes equipped with 40 security cameras.

An 18-foot crystal chandelier sits in the center of a circular stairway.

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Listing broker:  Sotheby’s

Your Own Private Wyoming! Epic Ranch in Jackson, WY $35Mil

 

 

A 226-acre ranch in Jackson, WY, that includes a recently completed “architectural masterpiece” hit the market with an asking price of $35 million. Formerly known as Puzzleface Ranch, the property was purchased in 2010 for $7.8 million, which represented a huge price cut. The property originally landed on the market in 2006 for $25 million, according to local news reports 

Although the home was just finished and built exactly to his specifications, Ryan has moved out of state for work reasons and placed the property on the market.

The former Puzzleface Ranch covers 226 acres.
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With seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, the huge layout features nine fireplaces, an elevator, a four-car garage, and multiple patios. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for abundant light and bring the natural beauty of the outdoors inside.With so much indoor and outdoor space, “It’s almost like a country club,” Evans says. “It’s a building where you can entertain many, many people.” Other luxe features include a movie theater, wine cellar, gym, large kitchen, and living room centered around a glass wood-burning fireplace.Each of the three bedroom suites includes two baths and a private living area. The finished basement boasts a wet bar. Smart home features allow for remote operation of heating, lights, and drapes. The spread also includes a caretaker’s home, two barns, a workshop, and a toolshed. Two additional adjoining parcels include a three-bedroom guesthouse and an “unimproved building site.” The grounds offer wide-open spaces with ponds, a variety of wildlife, and Grand Teton and Snake River Range views.

Property is being offered through Sotherby’s

 

Source: Realtor.com /Claudine Zap

The 15 healthiest cities to live in the US in 2020

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  • Mindbody, a wellness software company, released its annual Wellness Index ranking the healthiest cities to live in 2020.
  • The company surveyed 20,000 adults in the 50 most populous US cities on their fitness and wellness habits, and also looked at data from the US Census and business listing services.
  • The top spot went to Miami, Florida, where 80% of residents say they work out at least once a week and 62% get a full night’s sleep.
  • AtlantaSan FranciscoDenver, and Austin rounded out the top five.
  • The third-healthiest city, San Francisco, has 16.2 gyms and other wellness businesses per square mile.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

If you want to live in a city where people work out regularly, feel good about their health, and get enough sleep, forget about places like New York City, Houston, or Philadelphia.

The healthiest city in the US is Miami, Florida, according to the 2020 Wellness Index released by Mindbody, a wellness software company.

Mindbody ranked the healthiest cities in the US based on factors including residents’ overall health, behaviors, attitudes towards wellness, and the success of local wellness businesses like gyms and spas. The researchers surveyed 20,000 adults in the 50 most populous US cities on their fitness and wellness habits, and analyzed health data and other data from sources including the US Census and business listing services.

In addition to Miami, Atlanta, San Francisco, Denver, and Austin rounded out the top five cities.

Here are the 10 healthiest cities to live in 2020.

10. Raleigh, North Carolina

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Most Raleigh residents work out regularly, with 76% exercising at least once a week, according to Mindbody’s Wellness Index. More people in Raleigh do HIIT (high intensity interval training) than any other city in the US. The North Carolina capital also has very few smokers.

9. Minneapolis, Minnesota

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More than three-quarters of Minneapolis residents work out at least once a week, and many of them are doing yoga. About 30% of residents take a yoga class at least once a week — the second-highest percentage of yoga-goers per capita in the top 50 US cities, according to the report.

8. Tampa, Florida

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People who live in Tampa are particularly interested in integrative health and wellness, with more than half of residents booking such appointments at least once a year. Tampa is also a well-hydrated city: 60% of residents reported drinking at least six to eight glasses per day.

 

7. Washington, DC

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The US capital is the most “weight-healthy” city in the country based on BMI, according to the report. Eighty-one percent of Washingtonians exercise at least once a week.  The capital is also the country’s top spender on beauty and grooming. Residents spend $63 per month on average on these services, much more than the national average of $41.

6. Seattle, Washington

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Seattle is one of the most well-rested cities in the US, and nearly 80% of residents work out at least once a week. Seattleites are big fans of group fitness such as yoga and weight/strength training. And they stay on top of their doctor’s visits: 60% of residents say they get a check-up every year (the national average is 52%).

5. Austin, Texas

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Austin residents work out regularly, get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, and more than half say they drink six to eight glasses of water daily. Austin also spends more of its time cultivating intellectual wellness than the average American city, with 57% of residents saying they “regularly engage in creative and mentally stimulating activities,” according to the report.

4. Denver, Colorado

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More than 80% of Denver residents say they work out at least once per week, and 40% say they’re satisfied or very satisfied with their fitness level (the national average is 31%). And 47% of Denver inhabitants say they’re satisfied with their overall health.

3. San Francisco, California

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The third-healthiest city in the US is San Francisco, thanks to its residents’ healthy diet and dedication to wellness businesses, which encompasses gyms and fitness studios, salons, spas, and integrative health businesses.

The city has a whopping 16.2 wellness businesses per square mile, as well as the highest percentage of any other top city of people who frequent these businesses. Many San Franciscans love dance fitness, with more than 27% of residents attending classes like Pound or Zumba.

San Franciscans eat more fruits and vegetables than any other top US city, plus, San Francisco has the lowest percentage of cigarette smokers out of the 50 biggest US cities, according to the report.

2. Atlanta, Georgia

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Gyms and other wellness businesses in Atlanta bring in more revenue per capita than any other top city, according to the report. Atlanta also scores particularly high on social wellness, with 75% of residents saying they have close relationships with friends and family (the national average is 69%).

1. Miami, Florida

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The healthiest city in America is sunny Miami, where 80% of residents work out at least once a week, according to Mindbody’s Wellness Index. And 52% of locals say they go to group fitness classes at least once a week — more than any other top city.

Miami is also the most well-rested city, with 62% of survey respondents saying they get a full night’s sleep.

And like in San Francisco and Atlanta, fitness studios and other wellness businesses in Miami are thriving.

SOURCE: Katie Warren at BI

With a $50 million price cut since 2018. This 54 million dollar palatial Portola Valley estate sets the bar for on-site amenities!

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  • The most expensive listed Bay Area home within the past decade was listed for sale for nearly $100 million in June 2018. It’s since seen a $50 million price cut and is currently on the market for $54 million.

The monumental home is nothing short of extravagant. At nearly $100 million, it was the most expensive home listed in the Bay Area in the past 10 years.

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The home has since seen a $50 million price cut and is listed for nearly $55 million exclusively through Compass – Menlo Park 650.314.7235. The home boasts 20 rooms, two fireplaces, and a pool — and that’s just scratching the surface.

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Homeowners and guests enter through an entryway.

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The house has a traditional, slightly rustic vibe.

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A wide living area holds one of the home’s two fireplaces.

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Like the rest of the house, the kitchen has natural light streaming in through large windows.

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The master bathroom includes a large tub with a skylight, as well as a couch and a vanity.

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The master bedroom also includes a skylight and windows with the hillside in view.

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The closets, like the home they’re in, are expansive, and they put your average walk-in closet to shame.

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An expansive game room allows for ample amusement and leisure.

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Off the game room is a poker room.

There’s also a fully equipped gym …

… and a media room featuring rows of plush lounge chairs and a screen.

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In case you want some pampering but don’t want to head to a salon, there is a spa and massage space.

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Perhaps the home’s most extraordinary feature is its 7,300-square-foot multipurpose sports area, which can be used as a tennis court or an ice rink, among other things.

As if that weren’t enough, there’s also an indoor sports court. You know, just in case.

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A contender for the best part of the house is the pizza room, which includes a pizza oven for making homemade pies.

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There’s a 110-yard golfing practice area, which all four of McNealy’s sons used while they were living there. McNealy’s oldest son, Maverick, 22, is a professional golfer.

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There’s also a detached one-bedroom guesthouse on the property.

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Like the main house, it’s a warm and rustic abode to accommodate guests …

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… which I’d imagine the future owner will have a lot of, considering all the home’s amenities.

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LISTED BY: compass real estate

Crown Contemporary Sells in Hollywood Hills – $35,000,000.00

Home of the Week | Hollywood Hills showplace makes a splash

One of the biggest homes in Hollywood Hills has sold for one of the largest sums in the neighborhood’s history. On Hillside Avenue, a newly built showplace has traded hands for a whopping $35.5 million, according to sources unauthorized to comment publicly on the sale.

The deal is the priciest Hollywood Hills has seen since 2012, when Malaysian businessman Jho Low dropped $38.98 million on a mammoth spec house in the Bird Streets. Federal officials later seized the property, claiming Low bought the home with embezzled funds, and the 13,000-square-foot mansion has since been put back on the market for a deeply discounted $24.5 million.

The Hillside spec mansion is even bigger than Low’s former mansion, clocking in at 20,000 square feet on a half-acre lot. The seller, real estate developer Jeff Thomas, first brought it to market for $43.9 million in August.

Spanning three stories, the ultra-modern home has luxury flourishes inside and out. Automated walls of glass open outside, where a 163-foot infinity pool culminates in a waterfall that cascades down to an atrium garden.

Inside, living spaces boast custom lighting fixtures and a sleek design palette of glass, tile, wood, and stone. There’s a massive indoor-outdoor living room, as well as a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen and a spacious office. Other amenities include a wine cellar, movie theater, wet bar, glass elevator, car showroom and wellness spa complete with wet and dry saunas, hot and cold plunge pools and a massage room. Up top, a rooftop deck with a fire pit takes in sweeping city light views. Elsewhere are five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The master suite alone spans 2,800 square feet and tacks on a wraparound terrace, outdoor hot tub and an oval-shaped tub that’s sunken into the bathroom floor. The dressing room was imported from Italy.

Source: Jack Flemming

 

 

WEEKEND HOLIDAY EVENT TO DO LIST: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

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Peak Inside:John Mellencamp’s Industrial Soho Studio, NYC


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As singer, songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner John Mellencamp is well known for his music. He has recorded 24 albums, including American Fool released in 1982 under his stage name, John Cougar.

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He is also a prolific painter johnmellencampart.com who has exhibited across the U.S. His dramatic, moody and dark style of portraits and mixed-media works is a commentary on American life in what he calls an anti-establishment frown.

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And even fewer know that Mellencamp is a hoarder. He has six warehouses in Bloomington, Indiana, full of furniture, antiques and various other collections. Apparently he never throws anything away.

Now, with his frend and go-to designer, Trevor Goff, Mellencamp has completed the design of his studio, located in Soho, New York, close to Meg Ryan’s Tribeca home.

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Goff, who has designed most of the musician’s homes, has been friends with Mellencamp since 1977 and often travels with him.

The masculine, eclectic and dark-toned industrial loft-syle space is proof that the two speak the same visual language fluently.

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The studio is a reflection of Mellencamp’s artistic style and it is also a perfect space to display his own art and many pieces from his vast collections of stuff including motorcycles, dolls and furnishings. 

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Mirrors, dark distressed wood, cast iron, old doors and door frames are scattered in the studio which does, indeed, also function as Mellencamp’s painting studio. 

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Latest tests confirm Cheerios and other children’s cereals are contaminated with Roundup

Residential and Commercial Inspections That Uncovered Hilarious Head Scratchers

More often than not, inspections come back clear leaving new owners with nothing to worry about (except for maybe removing some ugly wallpaper). But sometimes, the brave inspectors stumble across some finds so hilariously gnarly that it’s a miracle the homes weren’t immediately condemned and demolished!

I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT, THE BURNT “CHUCKY” DOLL IS A BIT CREEPY

1. Extra Spooky Square Footage: Normally finding out home has some extra space is a good thing. In this case, the nightmare appearance of this crawl space makes it less delightful. Maybe a job for an HGTV show.

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2. Passage to China: Inspector Dave Marier found this seemingly endless hole underneath the parking lot of an apartment complex. One wrong step and he would’ve gotten the Alice in Wonderland treatment.


3. Levitating Column: Nothing but some stucco was covering up this massive problem. Finding out that your home is being supported by nothing would probably be a deal-breaker. Or at least it should be.

4. Creative Foundations: There are somethings you want supporting your foundation. Beams, pillars, and legitimate construction make up the most important elements. Unfortunately, no home can stand on Disney magic alone.

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5. Fault Lines: It doesn’t take a trained eye to catch this pretty huge problem. Not even the most advanced home inspector can save you from the disaster that is this flawed floor.


6. This Red Flag: Maybe you can take the doll out of the home, but whatever curse it harbors behind those icy eyes will linger forever, casting a dark net for generations. Go with whatever house doesn’t have a haunted doll.

7. It Gets Worse: You thought you’d seen the worst doll on this list, didn’t you? This nightmare of an abandoned baby doll makes you want to invite the other doll lady in for tea. She can just keep this house; it belongs to her now.


8. A Resilient Mushroom: This is honestly just impressive. Clearly this mushroom worked hard to thrive in this less than ideal environment. He’s probably a “fungi” to have around the house!


9. Detector That Didn’t Detect: Here’s a philosophical query. If the fire detector catches on fire, does it still detect a fire? We may never know what happened before the demise of this one, but it may have been battery related.

10. Cracks In Walls: This is another find that doesn’t exactly require massive attention to detail to notice. Hopefully, the potential homeowners are handy. Or maybe they just enjoy the anxiety of living in a home that could collapse on them at any moment.


11. Drafty Door: At first glance, you might not notice the awkwardly slanted door. Or maybe the frame is the one-off balance? Either way, this door isn’t really doing its job. This could probably be forgiven if they throw in a washer/dryer.

12. Knife Throwing Practice: It’s important to know who the previous homeowners were when you buy a house. In the case they were secret assassins training for some covert mission, your home inspector might find the evidence.


13. Tiny Pests: Especially when it comes to older or previously abandoned homes, the utmost attention must be paid to finding potential pests. Unwanted roommates like these ants could come free upon closing on your new home.

14. So Close: This badly constructed pillar could probably also serve as a meme about “how close I am to quitting my job”, or something along those lines. The orientation of your home is kind of important, so this is a crucial catch.

15. Tetris-Inspired Construction: Tetris may have taught us all a thing or do about spatial awareness, but in real life, Tetris-centered solutions don’t always do the trick. This is definitely game over.

16. Unreliable Foundation: The whole “measure twice, cut once” adage doesn’t seem to be popular among today’s construction workers. Cinder blocks are strong, but you’ve gotta hope there’s more than that holding up an entire house.

17. Crooked Beams: Seriously concerned about how houses are staying up all the time with all this shady construction work? Thank an inspector today for experiencing the sometimes horrific things they uncover in homes.

18. “Oh you’re telling me that North is that way? I thought it was that way…” This has to be what these architects and construction workers are talking about while standing on the edge of their really big mistake. Guess they have to start over now.

19. Which was built first, the staircase or the pillar? Sure, that’s one question you could ask, the other would be who on Earth thought this plan was a good one?

20. To work on a construction site you have to go through some form of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training, but you don’t learn how to handle a live alligator.

21. Urban development is on trend nowadays; luxury buildings with key amenities for a smaller living space are all the rage. Placing the playground on the roof is genius, but aiming the slide off of the building might violate a building code or two…

22. This escalator was built for functionality as well as fun. As you approach the ceiling, you get to engage in an extreme game of limbo. “How low can you go?” Better be low enough to clear that ceiling, otherwise, the limbo isn’t the only thing getting rocked…

23. Some might see this construction design as a fail, but it’s actually a really smart design. The ATM was built out of reach to help you be more fiscally responsible. If you can’t reach the ATM, then you can’t take out money. Happy mistake?

24. Parkour is sweeping across countries all over the world. This apartment complex specifically built its outdoor hallways so that its residents could engage in the sport… at least that’s what the construction company told the owners when they completely messed up.

25. Construction workers handle heavy machinery anytime they’re on-site, so there are specific procedures and safety measures they have to follow. It’s clear that a worker goofed up. Maybe no one will notice.

26. A similar thought might go through your mind when you see something like this. Was the bridge constructed as a decorative piece, or were the pools supposed to connect under the bridge?

 

27. When you don’t have a table for your circular saw, grab your best friend — they’re the next best thing. It isn’t like there is a table directly behind you or anything, but this is definitely quick thinking at its finest.

 

Top 10 best places in the US to buy a winter home right now

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In a recent report, Vacasa — the largest vacation rental property management company in North America — broke down the top 10 destinations for buying winter homes this season.

The list includes markets mostly on the west coast with an emphasis on lakeside locations with access to outdoor activities.

This season’s Winter Market Report is based on cap rate, or the rate of return on a real estate investment. Thaddeus Hanscom, Vacasa’s data trend analyst, told Business Insider that cap rate is calculated by potential income, minus operating expenses, divided by purchase price. To finalize the list, Vacasa first looked at markets with the highest average occupancy during winter months.

Keep reading to see the top locations for buying vacation homes this winter. We ranked markets in descending order based on cap rate, or a property’s potential income over its initial cost, denoting return on investment. We also included the median home price. Entries have been rounded to the nearest tenth.

10. Big Bear City, California

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Median home price: $297,089

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 4.11%

9. Shaver Lake, California

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Median home price: $457,440

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 4.25%

8. Leavenworth, Washington

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Median home price: $441,617

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 4.36%

7. Warren, Vermont

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Median home price: $263,752

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 4.57%

6. Rhododendron, Oregon

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Median home price: $316,712

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 4.73%

5. Ludlow, Vermont

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Median home price: $304,273

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 4.83%

4. Dillon, Colorado

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Median home price: $401,894

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 4.92%

3. Breckenridge, Colorado

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Median home price: $556,905

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 5.56%

2. Big Sky, Montana

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Median home price: $585,000

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 6.10%

1. Killington, Vermont

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Median home price: $211,172

Cap rate, or potential return on investment: 8.31%