Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lebron James Coral Gables Mansion

Where is Lebron James new home in Miami? - UPDATE August 4th - NOT in Coral Gables - Potamkin says he has had not contact with Lebron James, is not selling his Coral Gables home to Lebron James or anyone, and that it is in fact OFF the market.

"King of the castle...king of the castle." I wonder if LeBron will walk in to his sprawling new mansion in Miami and say the same phrase made famous in the movie Borat. LeBron has begun paperwork on buying the most expensive mansion in Coral Gables, Florida. Several years ago Pat Riley called it home and he may have advised James to take a look at it.

The estate, located on 11 Casuarina Concourse, is being sold by auto dealership owner Alan Potamkin. Built in 2000, the two story, 20,862 square foot home contains eight bedrooms, 11 full baths, and sits on a 3.6-acre property in Gables Estates.

James' new home will offer much more privacy than the mansions he could have selected on or near Miami Beach. It is surrounded by 880 feet of waterfront and has a perfect view of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. He can literally take his boat to the Miami Airlines Arena dock! (yes they have one)

Amenities include a 150-ft. dock, a lighted tennis court, and an adjacent private guest suite. There is also an "elevator, bar, master suite with a full gym, a billiard and media room, and a four or more car garage."

"In addition to these particulars, there is Lutron lighting and a 12-camera security system throughout the estate."

Needless to say MTV may want to consider bringing back the show "MTV Cribs" in order to give people a tour of LeBron's new humble abode.

-From BleacherReport.com

Vanilla Ice - Filming DIY Home Makeover Show in Versailles Community in Wellington, Florida

A lot of people know that Vanilla Ice lives somewhere in South Florida, but we do get the question alot: "Where does Vanilla Ice Live?"

So Here ya go:
Vanilla Ice lives at 10364 Trianon Place in Wellington, Fl 33414. Robert Van Winkle, better known as rapper Vanilla Ice, is filming a home makeover series for the DIY Network. Van Winkle and friends are rehabbing a home in the gated Versailles community in Wellington. Vanilla Ice, bought the Wellington, home, just down the street from his Versailles home for $420,000 and hopes to sell it for 3 times what he paid for it after the rehab project is done. When Vanilla Ice bought the house earlier this year vandals/theives had stolen fixtures, pool equipment, tiles and the home's appliances.

Van Winkle, 42 and four heavily tattooed friends are rehabbing the 7,000 square foot crib into a greener, more gadget friendly home. Van Winkle says some of the features of the redone six-bedroom house will include a movie theater with a laser-generated starry ceiling and an infinity pool flanked by fire torches electronically colored in different shades reflecting ones moods (red for angry, blue for calm).

Is the Versailles HOA bothered by the omnipresent media and camera crews? “I’m nice to the HOA,” Van Winkle said, “and I’m friends with the guy who developed Versailles. That helped. But this series is going to show Versailles and the rest of Palm Beach County in a good light. It’ll be good for home sales.”

Since Van Winkle already owns two dozen rental properties throughout Palm Beach County and a building on the pricey Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, the show is not too big of a stretch.

And Van Winkle hopes to make a couple bucks, too. He plans to offer the house up for sale in the summer for $1.5 million.