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  • 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.

  • Tony Stark’s “Iron Man” House Is Real. Guess How Much It Just Sold For? [33 Photos]

    In “Iron Man” Tony Stark lives in mega mansion on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Although much of that movie is graphically enhanced through CGI the house he calls home is most definitely real. The 11,000 square foot home, designed by Wallace Cunningham, one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 designers, was cut out of the mountain in Torrey Pines State Reserve above Blacks Beach. Although The Razor Residence (9826 La Jolla Farms Way, San Diego, CA) was originally listed for about $39 million it recently sold for the low low price of $14.1 million. Lets take a tour!

  • Own Prince’s Spanish Bachelor Pad [11 Photos]

    Superstar musician Prince, who currently spends his time suing his fans for millions of dollars for posting 30 year old concert videos, has put his Spanish mansion up for sale. Prince purchased the 6 bedroom, 6 bath house in 1998 as a wedding gift for a now ex-wife. There is a lot less purple velvet than one would expect, and no basketball court, but there is a huge kitchen perfect for making pancakes. Outside you’ll find a tennis court, jacuzzi, and heated pool along with a security system to keep all those pesky fans away. Buy it today on Luxury Estate for the low price of $7.8 million—little red corvette not included.

  • Wyoming Bachelor Pad With Indoor Stream [9 Photos]

    This Wyoming bachelor pad has everything you could possibly want—a huge great room, a billiards room, and even an indoor stream! That’s right, the foyer features a glass covered indoor stream right under your feet. And the same groundwater pumped in for the stream is also found in conduits located under the home for the geothermal cooling system. The 4400 square foot home also features 3 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, along with studio and office space. The home was constructed using reclaimed wood, giving it a rustic, weathered appearance despite being built just 10 years ago. It’s a great house, just be sure to keep your more girthsome friends out of the foyer. I don’t know how strong that glass is.

  • A Look Inside BuzzFeed’s Swanky New Los Angeles Headquarters [10 Photos]

    One doesn’t just “come up” with amazing articles and memes about what it’s like to grow up in the 90s, which Lord of the Rings character you are, or the “22 Signs You Love Scandal.” One must first get waist-deep in the Zen-like zone of journalistic focus and concentration. That’s what they do at BuzzFeed, and if their swank new L.A. office is any indication, the quality of the writing will only improve. Designed by JIDK, this den of all things viral features beautiful wooden vaulted ceilings, a giant open space in the center, oodles of red chairs and white desks, and massive standing letters that spell out BuzzFeed upstairs, reminding everyone who rules the Internet. View all 10 photos now on HiConsumption.com >>

  • Mapping the 11 Most Expensive Houses Ever Sold in America

    Nine-figure listings have been (relatively speaking) flying off the proverbial shelves lately, what with Connecticut’s Copper Beech Farm selling for $120M last week and L.A.’s long-unsold Fleur de Lys going for $102M cash in late March. Both of these deals are among the priciest properties ever change hands in the United States and have therefore entered a very exclusive real estate club that includes Russian billionaires and banking magnates, retractable glass walls and limestone manors, Donald Trump and 4,500 heads of cattle. Below, the 11 most expensive houses ever sold in America, from 124,000-acre ranches to four-bedroom penthouses.

  • Spend Your Summer At Mexico’s Seashell House [15 Photos]

    The Seashell House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico is one of the most unique homes you’ll ever see. Build in 1994, the house truly resembles two seashells. The tall, two-story shell features a living room, kitchenette, and half bath downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom up top. The smaller, round shell features a king bed and full bath. Outside you’ll find a pool and a great view of the sea across the road. The best part is that the house is a popular vacation spot and is available from $225. For more info, check out the Seashell House on Airbnb.

  • First Look at RSVLTS New Headquarters and Final Four Viewing Party

    After a long two-month process of DIY office renovations our Hoboken office is finished, polished and ready for action. We thought it wouldn’t be very Roosevelty of us if we didn’t give our digs a complete overhaul using the same bare hands that sculpt the best content on the web day-in and day-out. What began as a new floor & fresh coat of paint job escalated quickly into a full throttle man-cave-office-behemoth project that would engulf the lives of our staff for the better part of this year. After a few months of learning by failure (again and again) our once soft, hand moisturized hands are now calaced and bruised like an old baseball mitt. Well maybe not, but at least we know how to build a bar made of shipping pallets. So for a soft opening we figured we’d throw a Final Four viewing party. Here’s a recap of the event. Special thanks to our friends at Dos Equis and Pizza Hut who supplied the party with their new parmesan crust pizza. And what good is a Final Four viewing party without a TV. VIZIO hooked up the party with a brand new E Class TV that was the more »

  • Australian Bachelor Pad Hovers Over The Beach [18 Photos]

    Originally built in 1978, Australia’s iconic “Pole House” on the Great Ocean Road was really showing its age when the current owners purchased the property in 2005. After 13 months of renovation by Melbourne’s F2 Architecture, the house has reopened, with no signs of the Berber carpeted walls or light fixtures made from green wine bottles. From the outside, the house looks very much the same, but inside it is sleek and modern. The only hint of its age is the 1960s-era floating fireplace, which would have been foolish to remove. The entire house is basically one big, open room looking out onto the ocean. The supporting pole and bathroom are concealed in a burnt ash timber wall. And the best part? The house is available for vacation rentals through Great Ocean Road Holidays. You’ll be sure to get plenty of Sheilas, mate.

  • Incredible African Wilderness Bachelor Pad [18 Photos]

    The Lower Zambezi in Zambia is well known in Africa as one of the best spots for viewing wild elephant herds and predators and also for the fantastic Zambezi River. It also happens to be where the Chongwe River House is located. The incredible house, looking almost like an upscale Flintstones abode, is a perfect resting spot when you’re on safari. 8 can sleep in the 4 ensuite bedrooms and the house is fully staffed with a guide, house manager, and private chefs. And while you’re relaxing in the pool, there’s a good chance you’ll catch some elephants taking a drink from the adjacent Zambezi River. For more info on renting the house, check out Chongwe River House.

  • Ecuadorian Bachelor Pad Made From Steel [22 Photos]

    Architects José María Sáez and Daniel Moreno Flores constructed the Algarrobos House in 2011 in Ecuador using steel. 8 identical 18 meter long steel beams placed along the x y z axis frame the house. Identical wood pieces fill in the area and the repetition dilutes the structure so as not to take away from its surroundings. Giant glass panes, many of them movable, complete the structure and offer fantastic panoramas. Reflecting pools on the metal roof truly reflect by mirroring the surrounding landscape. The abstract form is at once a jarring sight in the setting while somehow managing to blend in.

  • Own Al Capone’s Florida Villa For $8.44 Million [23 Photos]

    Al Capone’s Miami Villa, where he died from complications from syphilis in 1947, is back on the market. The 1922 Villa was purchased last year for $7 million but apparently houses where STD-infested gangsters spent their final days in dementia are hot right now and the house is now listed at $8.44 million. Although much of the property has changed in the 67 years since Capone’s passing, some original elements, like the black and gold Art Deco powder room, remain. And if security is a concern, Capone’s got you covered. High walls and heavy iron doors are sure to stop the G-Men from showing up unannounced. There is also a large swimming pool with marble all around and a 2 bedroom cabana, perfect for hosting parties where maybe, if you’re lucky, you can contract your very own venereal disease. How can you pass this up? Contact Sotheby’s and put in your bid right now!

  • Ernest Hemingway’s Estate Is One Of America’s Finest Landmarks [39 HQ Photos]

    It was on the advice of John Dos Passos, a fellow member of the “Lost Generation” of ex patriate artists and writers populating Paris during the 1920s, that Ernest Hemingway was first prompted to visit Key West. Hemingway did not go directly to South Florida from Paris, but rather arrived through Havana, Cuba—a city and country that would prove to be critically important in Hemingway’s later personal and professional life.

  • 6 Drastic Room Makeovers That You Can Learn Something From

    I’ve heard it many times before. You’re absolutely sure that your space won’t look good, no matter what you do. Or you just don’t have the eye for it. Well it can be a challenge, yes. But I’m here to tell you that you can make any space look good – and I have examples to prove it.

 
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