Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Michael Jordan Building Jupiter, Florida Mansion - Michael Jordan's Homes

The plans for newly inducted NBA basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan’s new enormous mansion in Jupiter, Florida have been submitted. And this house is as big as a WalMart.

The developer, Lavelle Construction Corp., submitted applications for a 37,942-square-foot building, with 26,000 square feet under air conditioning. There’s a cottage and guard gate.

In all, Jordan’s crib will have 11 bedrooms, and a yet-to-be-determined number of bathrooms.

The house, at 172 Bears Club Road, will dwarf most in the north side of Palm Beach County, and all around it at the Jack Nicklaus development.

According to property appraiser records, most homes around Jordan’s are about 10,000 square feet. Michael Jordan’s dunking down $7,627,669 to build the two-story home, which will feature an elevator, a grand stairway, 10-foot ceilings and a giant fireplace. He has already paid $152,553 to the town in permits and other fees.

Jordan, 46, bought two adjacent lots at the Jack Nicklaus-founded Bears Club last year for a total $4.8 million. He’s got three acres of wooded land adjacent to a golf course. Golf, and the privacy of a gated community, is what caught Jordan’s attention.

The sheer size of the soon-to-go-up digs, slightly smaller than the beachfronter in Palm Beach that Donald Trump sold for $100 million last year, is already having some local environmentalists chomping at the bit.

“Who needs that kind of a footprint,” said Joanne Davis, a growth management specialist with 1000 Friends of Florida. “It’s insane, a waste. Cities see nothing more than a tax base in these giant homes, but I can’t imagine anyone needing anything like that, except to show off.

“This house is going to require an enormous use of natural resources for no good reason.”

Michael Jordan is building this Jupiter, Florida mansion, but it is within code. “The Bears Club was specifically designed for large lots,”said town zoning principal planner Scott Tatcher. “The Bears Club has done a good job setting aside upland pine areas and wetlands to offset construction. It’s true other homes are in the 10,000-square-feet range, but he is building on two lots.”

In yet another not-so-green move, the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bull has had most tall trees on the property taken out.

So there you have it, Michael Jordan is building a 26,000-square-foot house in Jupiter!

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Want Ricky Martin's Beach Front Miami, Florida Mansion?

I am sure it is decorated very nicely ;-). It is yours for $22 million. What do you get with celebrity Ricky Martin's Miami Golden Beach Mansion?

General Description:
2 Story mediterranean estate in one of Florida’s most exclusive private oceanfront communities; 24 hour security patrol in community and beach!!! A very desirable location for celebrities and international homeowners.5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms. Your own private 101 FT beach & modern comfort throughout. New gourmet kitchen with morning room, Top of the line finishes. Formal dining plus open living area. Master suite with his and her bath, walk-in closets, terrace and stunning open views. Not bad, but i've seen better celebrity Mansions in Florida!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Joey Fatone's Orlando Mansion

Joey Fatone's Orlando Mansion

Joey Fatone has placed his Orlando home (once featured on MTV cribs) up for sale with an asking price of $5,900,000.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Fatone purchased the two-story home in southwest Orlando near Lake Butler back in 2001 for $2,650,000. The home has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, three fireplaces, a separate building which houses several custom cars, and a boat dock. And if that's not enough, Mr. Fatone even added a million dollar pool, theme park-style water park to the nearly four acre property. From the actual listing:

Paradise Found.." Celebrity Star's private 12,400 sqft, gated 4.36 acre lakefront estate on Butler Chain of Lakes boasts 6 bdrms, 6 baths, 4 half baths, home theater, office/study, game room, 10+car garages, $1M+ resort-style pool/spa, dock/boathouse. Please view the Virtual Tour photography to appreciate the splendor and lavish inclusions of this palatially proportioned and exquisitely appointed lakefront estate. The gourmet kitchen boasts granite counters and island, dual refrigerators, two built-in ovens, and breakfast room. The formal living and dining rooms are ideal for informal family gatherings or hosting gala events. The majestic 3,800-sqft master wing boasts vestibule entry, spacious sitting room w/butler's pantry, dual-sided fireplace; a nearly 700 sqft master closet w/3 dressing islands, built in perimeter shelving and hidden access door. The master bath suite offers separate sauna, steam room, dual water closets, walk-in shower, and Jacuzzi tub. The theater room provides a private retreat, stadium seating, large projection screen, and state-of-the-art surround sound. The upstairs game room/bonus area includes a separate serving bar, and there is a second laundry room, multiple bedroom and bath suites, and two private balconies from which to enjoy panoramic vistas of the expansive, manicured grounds and azure lake views. The resort-style pool is undoubtedly the most dramatic and infinitely-appointed offering in residential history! State-of-the-art security, surveillance and sound. View the virtual tour here

Maria Sharapova's Long Boat Key Florida Mansion

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova was born April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Russia. In 2004, and at only 17 years-of-age, Sharapova defeated Serena Williams to win the prestigious Wimbledon tournament. For the last several years, Sharapova has honed her skills at the legendary Bollettieri tennis academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Already a multi-millionaire before her 20th birthday, Sharapova decided to use $2.6 million of her tennis winnings for a home on southwest Florida's affluent Longboat Key. Sharapova's two-story mediterranean-style home offers four bedrooms, fireplace, swimming pool, and a boat dock. Longboat Key is a barrier island located on the Gulf of Mexico near Bradenton. Yes, Maria Sharapova has a very nice mansion in Longboat Key.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Heast Mansion in Boynton Beach, Florida (Palm Beach)

William Randolph Hearst died at the age of 88 in Beverly Hills, California on August 14, 1951, leaving behind a huge legacy. Today, the Hearst Corporation owns 12 newspaper and 25 magazines (including the popular Cosmopolitan), besides managing other media enterprises. Hearst's opulent 90,000 square foot castle at San Simeon, California is a landmark, and Orson Welles' classic film Citizen Kane is thought to have been based upon his life. While his name is foreign to those who do not know much about the history of journalism, and infamous to many of those who do, even in death William Randolph Hearst's legacy remains that of all that he ever claimed to be - an astoundingly good businessman and wonderfully successful politician. His mansion in Manalapan near the Boynton Beach inlet met a tough fate.

It’s the end of the line for Veronica Hearst’s ownership of her 28,000-square-foot Villa Venezia mansion on 3.77 acres in Manalapan, Fla., which sold at a foreclosure auction in Florida in Febreary 2008 for $22 million. The Dutch-born socialite had purchased the 52-room oceanfront estate, at 1100 S. Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan/Lantana in 2000 for $29,870,807, according to public records.

After a period of prolific spending by Hearst, however, the mansion found itself headed toward foreclosure. In recent months, Hearst had found a way to restructure her borrowings to forestall foreclosure of the home.
The buyer was the plaintiff in the foreclosure action—a lender that had loaned more than $40 million to Hearst. Built in 1930 (according to news accounts) or 1929 (according to public records) for the great-grandson of rail baron Cornelius Vanderbilt, Villa Venezia had been listed by Hearst last year for $27 million.