• This NYC Penthouse Comes With Its Own Sky Garage [15 Photos]

    You really have to feel sorry for the ultra-wealthy in New York City. While the rest of us only live a few stories up in our tiny apartments, they are resigned to penthouses far above the clouds, victims of their own success (or inheritance). Things we take for granted, like walking up a couple flights of stairs with our two bags of groceries that overfill our minifridges, are huge issues for the mega-rich. Do you know what a pain it is to carry all your Whole Foods bags to the elevator then wait for it to travel to the very top of a skyscraper? Of course you don’t, peasant. That’s why the penthouse at 200 11th Avenue in Chelsea is constantly being eyed by celebrities. For not only does the property offer a huge space, with three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, 20 foot ceilings, and a terrace with views of the Empire State Building, there is also a car elevator and private garage. Never again will New York’s elite have to leave their vehicle and make idle chatter with a doorman. This smart freight elevator will recognize your car and take you right to your private garage in a 60-second more »

  • Be One With Nature In This Futuristic Floating House

    Looking to become one with nature like some newfangled Thoreau? Well don’t go moving into a dingy old cabin. Why not live right on top of Walden Pond in a futuristic floating abode? The WaterNest 100, designed by Giancarlo Zema for EcoFloLife, is a solar-powered, circular home that can be placed on any calm body of water. The two-bedroom home is made entirely from recycled glued laminated timber and a recycled aluminium hull. And if you don’t need two bedrooms, didn’t configurations are available for the 1,076 square-foot home with prices ranging from $500,000 to $850,000. And for all you tree-hugging do-gooders, the WaterNest is up to 98% recyclable and is classified as a low-consumption residential habitat thanks to a sophisticated system of internal natural micro-ventilation and air conditioning. For more info on the WaterNest 100, visit Giancarlo Zema Design Group. How about we pool our money and get one of these installed in the Hudson right outside RSVLTS HQ? I call dibs on the master bedroom!

  • Al Capone’s Miami Hideaway Now Available For Video And Photo Shoots [18 Photos]

    Last year we shared photos of Al Capone’s Miami mansion which ended up selling in May for a little over $8 million. In order to recoup some of that investment, the private buyer of the 30,000-square-foot estate enlisted MB America to host a media open house, photos of which appear below. The hope is that the restored 1922 Art Deco mansion will be used in photo and video shoots. Let’s just hope that the syphilis that claimed Capone’s life when he died at the mansion in 1947 isn’t still infecting its walls.

  • Have You Ever Seen A Garage Apartment Look This Good? [9 Photos and Video]

    Photographer Jérémie Buchholtz was looking for a place in Bordeaux, France, but all he could find that fit his budget was a garage. It was pretty much just a metal box that was being used for storage. Buchholtz bought the property anyway and called his friend Matthieu de Marien, an architect who specializes in converting stores and offices into homes. The historic roof couldn’t be touched, but the rest of the garage was rebuilt into a bright and airy home that looks way bigger than its 441 square feet. This is accomplished through the use of all-in-one box that serves as office, closet, and sofa-bed along the perimeter, with a bathroom hidden inside and bedroom on top. The result is an apartment that’s nothing like the space occupied by your creepy middle-aged uncle in your grandparents’ garage.

  • Rent Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs Bachelor Pad [35 Photos]

    Is Leonardo DiCaprio having financial troubles? He recently rented out his $10 million East Village apartment and now he’s renting the Palm Springs estate he bought just a year ago. Hmmm…maybe his new love Rihanna is just making sure he can’t escape to one of his bachelor pads for a secret date with a model or twelve. Whatever the reason, his loss is your gain. As long as you have a ton of cash. For $4,500 per night, you and plenty of friends can stay at Leo’s 7,022-square-foot California digs. With six bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, there’s plenty of room for you and the huge posse you’ll need to split the cost. And with a swimming pool, tennis court, sauna, and piano, there’s plenty to keep you busy until you (quickly) run out of cash. But good news: daily maid service and free WiFi is included!

  • Historic 1918 Gas Station Transformed Into New Orleans Bachelor Pad

    This eclectic, 2000 square-foot 1918 gas station has been renovated into the ultimate New Orleans industrial bachelor pad. Featuring a gourmet kitchen, jacuzzi tub and roof deck, you can jump on the street car which will take you to the French Quarter or you can stay local and enjoy restaurants, coffee shops, bars, New Orleans Museum of Art or the city park nearby.

  • New York Is Getting A $150 Million Penthouse

    We recently shared the news that the penthouse at One57 sold for $100.5 million, a record for New York City. But don’t expect that record to stand for long. Chetrit Group and Clipper Equity are building the 21,000-square-feet apartment on floors 33 through 35 of the former Sony building on Madison Avenue between 55th and 56th streets. The rest of the building is also being transformed into 96 condos in a project valued at $1.8 billion. The penthouse will be accessible via private elevator and will feature eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, gym, spa, billiards room, wine room, media room, dining room, kitchen, living room, and library. And if you need to get away from all your guests, the master bedroom has its own private study. At $6,975 per square foot, the property is actually much cheaper than the $10,489 per square foot that the triplex at 520 Park Avenue is expected to fetch, but due to the size, 520 Park Avenue will only cost about $130 million. Only.

  • This Luxurious House Looks Like A Solid Concrete Box

    Standing outside this behemoth in Torquay, Victoria, Australia, you may not immediately recognize that it is a house. The concrete and timber building, with no visible windows, looks more like a warehouse where all sorts of secretive, nefarious activities you don’t want to know about occur. But once you find the front door, located on the side, you are greeted with a luxurious home. Located just two minutes from Whites Beach, this unique home features three bedrooms all with their own bathroom. A large study can be converted into a fourth bedroom while two living areas offer ample room for all sorts of activities. The windows are cleverly hidden behind western cedar battens which also double as shutters. And if you don’t feel like walking to the beach, you can stay home and enjoy the 13 meter pool. The home has been schedule for onsite auction February 14, so take your gal to Australia for Valentine’s Day and surprise her with a new home. Oh, and don’t forget to pack at least $1.5 million.

  • 11 Amazing Airbnbs You Can Rent In Phoenix For The Super Bowl

    The teams have been decided, and the Super Bowl is quickly approaching. But if you’re planning on making a trip to Phoenix for the game, don’t assume you’ll be able to get a hotel room. Officials expect a whopping 100,000 fans to visit the area for the game on Feb. 1, and average daily hotel rates have risen by 89%. Lots of Seahawks and Patriots fans are turning to Airbnb as an alternative — according to Airbnb data, nearly two and a half times as many people as usual are making reservations in the Phoenix area. The earliest Airbnb reservations for Super Bowl weekend were made a year ago, in January 2014. But even if you didn’t plan that far ahead, there are still some amazing rentals available in the area.

  • This Castle Turned English Manor Is Cheaper Than A New York Apartment

    The median price for a one-bedroom apartment in New York City is just over $1 million. But for less than half that, you can own a sprawling estate in northern England. Blenkinsopp Castle in Northumbria is half 19th-century manor and half 14th century castle ruins. The four-bedroom manor looks like a gaudy McMansion on the inside, but the real charm is the attached castle ruins, complete with rumors of a ghost and possible hidden treasure chest. And best of all, the entire estate is just $492,000. Good luck finding a deal like that in New York City!

  • The St. Bart’s Villa Where Leo Held His New Year’s Party [21 Photos]

    Leonardo DiCaprio took his scraggly beard, now-signature man bun, and a menagerie of models to St. Bart’s to party in a 16,000-square-foot beachside villa. The $28,000-a-night luxury pad features six bedrooms, a recording studio, a movie theater, a private pool, and a whiskey bar. Fellow “pussy posse” buds Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly were also there, along with Chris Rock, Lana Del Rey, Salma Hayek, and even Jon Bon Jovi. Well at least now we know why Leo never got back to us about partying at RSVLTS HQ. Maybe next year…

  • Jonathan Toews Bought This $3.5 Million Chicago Bachelor Pad

    How do you celebrate the signing of an 8-year, $84 million contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks? Well if you’re captain Jonathan Toews, you trade in your condo for a $3.5 million mansion on Chicago’s North Side. The 6,000-square-foot home features five bedroom and five bathrooms—perfect for all the kids he doesn’t have! There’s also an elevator, to easily get around the 4-story home, along with an outdoor kitchen and roof deck above the attached garage. That’s nice and all, but a Yamaha piano? I would have pegged him for a Steinway man…

  • Tall And Skinny: The 2018 NYC Skyline

    In just the last few months, the New York City skyline has been transformed with the addition of One World Trade Center and the supertall and super-skinny 432 Park Avenue. And these projects are just the beginning of Manhattan’s skyscraper boom, a race to erect characterless glass behemoths. It appears as though architects were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should. In an effort to showcase 53W53, which will house the Museum of Modern Art, a 100-room hotel, and 120 high-end condos, CityRealty released these renderings of the future of Manhattan’s skyline. And if you’re a fan of iconic New York landmarks such as the Woolworth Building or the Flatiron Building, you are in for quite a disappointment. Midtown will become the future home of many of these gargantuan reflectors, ensuring a boom to purveyors of sunglasses around Times Square, but downtown will also see some super-skinny erections. Near the newly-opened One WTC, a couple of equally tall apartment buildings are set to house the most ostentatious of the financial sector. As rents increase and more and more of the city is bought up by millionaires who collect the properties more »

  • Watch The World Burn From A Luxury Missile Silo Condo

    Statistically speaking, you have a 50% chance of experiencing the end of the world in your life time. I mean, you either will or you won’t, right*? So do you have a plan for when the world devolves into a Logan’s Run or Running Man or some other calisthenics-heavy dystopia? How about whiling away the 11th hour in a luxury condo built into a missile silo? While the hoi polloi are resorting to cannibalism and fighting in thunderdomes, the pragmatic folks at Luxury Survival Condo will go about their lives peacefully, knowing they have enough food for five years. And instead of fighting for their lives against Master Blaster, they will enjoy amenities such as two floors of hydroponic gardens, an aquaculture system to farm fish, a swimming pool, an indoor shooting range, a dog “park,” an arcade and, if these photos are to be believed, a gym with Hulk and John Elway wall clings. The group is currently working on their second condo complex in Kansas, encased within 9 feet of concrete, 14 stories underground. The first complex has completely sold out, but their are still units available in the second. A 900 square feet half-unit will run you more »

  • The Godfather’s Corleone Compound Is For Sale

    The 1930s Staten Island mansion that served as the Corleone compound in The Godfather is on the market for $2.89 million. With 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 2 offices, it’s the perfect place to spend time with your family, because after all, a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man. And that should be pretty easy, because the current decor, with bright colors and bunk beds, looks more like the set of Modern Family than the mob classic, although the office still looks like the type of room where you would ask the Don for a favor on his daughter’s wedding day. If you’ve got the cash, you can make an offer the owners can’t refuse at Connie Profaci Realty.

  • Take A Look At NYC’s Most Expensive Rental

    Are you a billionaire looking to spend your money in an absurdly reckless manner? Well right this way, J.P. Moneybags, because we’ve got just the bad deal for you! For the insane price—even for Manhattan—of $500K a month, you can live in New York City’s most expensive rental. The six-bedroom apartment takes up the entire 39th floor of The Pierre hotel in NYC’s Upper East Side. So in addition to the 4,786-square foot apartment, you also get hotel amenities like maid service, on-call physician, two restaurants, and, presumably, a tiny coffee maker and all the 1-ply toilet paper you could want.

  • $13M Bachelor Pad With Amazing Los Angeles Views

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys Our friends at HiConsumption found this gem. 1525 Blue Jay Way is a stunning Los Angeles property that feels more like night club than a residence. It features views of both the city skyline, and the Pacific Ocean, indoor/outdoor pool/jacuzzi on the view side of the home, street frontage of 260 feet on Blue Jay, large garage driveway with 3.5 garage spaces, window heights of 13 feet (which are extremely rare), and 360 degree roof deck. Buy now: $13,000,000 View Larger Map

  • A Look Inside LeBron’s Opulant $17 Million Miami Estate [Photos]

    The King is selling his palace! Former Miami Heat dribbler Lebron James hightailed it back to his hometown of Cleveland this year, leaving his palatial  mansion empty. Now, it’s on the market with a very regal price tag: $17 million! Overlooking the open bay in Coconut Grove, FL, the King’s palace is being marketed as “the most opulent estate in the Miami area.” The contemporary compound features a swank chef’s kitchen, sommelier’s wine cellar, office, custom theater, guest home and private master rooftop sun deck. Perfect for taking in the waterfront locale and the Miami vibe, glass doors open to covered terraces throughout the sprawling home. In James’ palace, luxury isn’t just reserved for the indoors. Outside, the property is just as luxe, with a summer kitchen, 4,500 square feet of entertainment space, an infinity-edge pool, and a private concrete dock, with room for two 60 foot yachts. Walled and gated for the utmost privacy, James’ estate is a state-of-the-art fortress with every amenity under the Florida sun!

  • This Gaudy Mansion Is Fit For An ’80s Drug Lord [26 Photos]

    If you’ve made your millions selling cocaine to guys who wear white sport coats over pastel shirts and whose faces have permanent five o’clock shadow, you may be an 80s drug kingpin. And you need a ostentatious mansion that’s as big as your personality. The subtle, minimalist aesthetic of the 21st century just won’t cut it. Good thing this mansion, which looks like a place Robert Downey Jr.’s character in “Less Than Zero” would frequent, is for sale for the low price of just $1.995 million—that’s just 100 kilos! The 6-bedroom home, located in Glenndale’s College Hills neighborhood in California, features 4 bathrooms that look straight out of a VHS porno your dad hid in the back of his closet in 1984 and watches once a year when your mom goes out of town with her sister (pay no mind to this oddly specific scenario). There’s also plenty of crystal chandeliers, a sauna, and a swimming pool, a statue and a kitchen with more wood paneling than your grandparent’s South Florida mobile home. For more information on this disturbingly irresistible mansion, check out the listing at Redfin.

  • You Can Buy Ari Gold’s House For Just $5 Million

    It’s time for Entourage fans to smash open their piggy banks and pool their money because Ari Gold’s house is for sale. The 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom house, owned by everyone’s favorite sleazeball agent on the HBO series, is back on the market for $4.995 million after selling for just $3 million back in 2013. Supposedly, the 5,283-square-foot home has been remodeled, explaining the huge price increase, but that price still seems a bit steep, especially considering that the property is supposedly haunted by former owner Ozzie Nelson of the 50s TV classic Ozzie and Harriet. Still, it would be awesome to live in Ari’s house. We’ve got $216.11 towards the $5 million. Who else is in?

  • This Creepy Connecticut Castle Is For Sale [20 Photos]

    Located in Woodstock, Connecticut, this 22,000 square foot home features 8 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, a gated bridge, and a moat. Oh yeah, this home just happens to be a castle. The 20-room castle was built in 2009 for a reported $4.1 million by Christopher Mark, great-grandson of Chicago industrialist and steel tycoon Clayton Mark Sr. Mark built the home for his family, but has since divorced. Mark then explored using the castle for business purposes, such as a banquet hall and a space for photo shoots via his former website castle-models.com, but the city of Woodstock shut him down. Now the castle sits, an anomaly among the neighborhood of moderate-sized homes. Exhausting his business ideas and no longer needing the house for his family, Mark has now placed his castle up for sale. You can check out the listing for yourself at Estately and set up an appointment to view the $45 million property. For that price, they better include the Egyptian sarcophagus!

  • You Won’t Believe Where This $25 Million Estate Is Located

    This European-style palatial estate features 50,000 square-feet main house, 6,000 square-feet guesthouse, and 7,000 square-feet clubhouse. There’s also an 18-hole golf course with an 8,000 square-feet maintenance building. Where is this lavish property? Somewhere in California? Or maybe New England? It’s actually in Carmel, Indiana. On a street called Ditch Road. This incredible estate, “decorated exquisitely with World Class Charm and European flair,” was the home of the late real estate tycoon Melvin Simon. Along with his younger brother Herb, he founded Simon Property Group, the largest shopping mall company in the United States. They also bought the Indiana Pacers together in 1983. But his greatest feat was as a film producer, working on the classic 1982 romp “Porky’s.” If you happen to have $25 million to spare and have been looking for a reason to move to Indiana, you can schedule a showing of the home at Estately. 

  • 1 WTC Is Getting An Equally Tall Residential Neighbor

    Last week Denny’s opened a location in New York’s Financial District and we were positive that there could never be any greater news for the neighborhood. But we were wrong. 125 Greenwich has been announced as downtown’s tallest residential building and second-tallest skyscraper. At 1356 feet, it will be just 12 feet shy of the roof of nearby One World Trade Center and almost as tall as the city’s tallest residential building, Midtown’s 432 Park Avenue. Despite the immense height, 125 Greenwich only features 77 floors due to the enormous ceilings offered. There will be 10 full-floor penthouses at 5300 square feet each, and a 10,600 square foot duplex at the top, which will surely become downtown’s most expensive residence. If you happen to know who buys it, please invite us over. New Jersey must look incredible from there!

  • Boeing 727 Transformed Into A Home [7 Photos]

    In 1999, electrical engineer Bruce Campbell (not THAT Bruce Campbell) decided to use 10 acres of Oregon wilderness he purchased in his 20s for $23,000 to house a retired aircraft. Originally his plan was to build a home out of old freight vans, but after hearing about a hairdresser in Mississippi who had purchased a 727, he chose that route instead. He spent $220,000 and lots of time and work on his 727 home that he lives in for 6 months of the year. It’s a modest home, featuring a futon, a makeshift shower, a microwave, and one bathroom, but it works for Campbell. His next plan is to do the same with a 747 in Japan, where he lives the other 6 months of the year. 

  • Bachelor Pad Made Of Liquid Stone [16 Photos]

    India’s SPASM Design Architects looked to the large amounts of basalt rock for inspiration in constructing this home in Khopoli. Using granular basalt mixed with water, cement, and sand, they created a unique black concrete to construct the home, allowing it to seamlessly blend in with its surroundings. The modern, open plan puts focus on the incredible natural surroundings rather than what’s inside the home. And one look off the cliff edge is all you need to see why. There is also a pool overlooking the edge of the cliff for those rare dry days where you yearn for the refreshing wetness of monsoon season. 

  • Live Long And Prosper In This Star Trek Bachelor Pad [22 Photos]

    Marc Bell, best known as former CEO of FriendFinder Networks, a company we’ve never heard of and whose services we have certainly never used when drunk and lonely, is selling his home in Boca Raton, Florida. And at $35 million, it’s the most expensive listing in the city’s history. From the outside, the 8-bedroom, 16-bath home looks like any run of the mill Mediterranean-style mansion you’ve seen. But inside the 27,000 square foot home is a replica of the control room from Star Trek’s Enterprise spaceship along with a “Call of Duty” themed room and a huge arcade. Outside you’ll find a basketball court, pool, and lounge complete with a giant chess set. For more info, beam yourself up to Douglas Elliman Real Estate. And may the force be with you or something.

  • Dracula’s Transylvania Bachelor Pad For Sale [25 HQ Photos]

    You’d have to be batty to pass this up: Transylvania’s Bran Castle, also known as “Dracula’s Castle,” is up for sale. Although the castle was never the residence of Vlad the Impaler, the basis for Bram Stoker’s Dracula character, it is believed to be the influence for the setting of the gothic novel. The 57-room, 22-acre castle features a dungeon, music room, lavish dining areas, tall towers…and no bathrooms or plumbing. But don’t let the state of this fixer-upper scare you: With half a million visitors per year paying about $7 admission, the castle basically pays for itself. The price isn’t listed, but it’s believed to sell for over $135 million. Remember that scene in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” where Keanu Reeves is seduced by the three brides (including Monica Bellucci!)? A chance at that is totally worth $135 mil.

  • House Of Mirrors Bachelor Pad [14 Photos]

    Hidden in the hills of the San Francisco suburb of Larkspur lies the Turner Residence. Designed by San Francisco’s Jensen Architects, the facade of the home includes floor-to-ceiling mirrored glass panels that reflect the surrounding oaks, camouflaging the structure. The main pavilion on the the third floor of the house contains the kitchen, dining, and living areas. Adjacent to the pavilion are the swimming pool and cedar spa. The two floors below contain the bedrooms, bathrooms, and garage.  Completed in August of 2013, the house is sure to turn heads. If anyone can spot it, that is. For a detailed description of the design and construction process, visit Jensen Architects.

 

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