Oct 18, 2015

House of the Day: A Scottish Castle

Tower of Lethendy, Scotland - For Sale
Photos by Vladi Private Islands, www.vladi-private-islands.de

Have you always dreamt about living in a castle, a place where the walls are filled with history and where you can almost feel what life was like some hundred years ago? Then maybe this is the right property for you.

About 14 miles north of Perth, Perthshire in Scotland lies this beautifully kept castle-like home.

Though probably built as a hunting tower and moated keep, Tower of Lethendy is located about 4 miles south of Blairgowrie. Its story dates back to 1570 when it was built by Sir David Herring, laird of Lethendy and Glasclune. 

Oct 9, 2015

House of the Day: A Converted Church

Restoration Home - St. Thomas à Becket Church Paul Baxton

If you've read most of my blog, you'll probably have realized that I'm a huge fan of converted buildings such as old houses, barns, castles...and churches?

With Halloween just around the corner, it seemed appropriate to share with you the story of how a couple fell in love with a derelict church and decided to make it their home, and save the old church in the process.

It may seem a bit spooky, especially considering the church is located on a tiny island in the middle of a river, and that the yard actually is a graveyard.

Sep 28, 2015

House of the Day: Elegant Home in the Caribbean

Beach front Caribbean villa for sale
If you've always dreamt of owning a beach front home in the Caribbean, then this might be the place for you.

Located in the Cayman Islands, is this elegant property, described as "one of the most stunning homes in the Caribbean."

The gated property is located right on the beach and includes pretty much all the amenities you'd want. With 12,000 square feet, there's plenty of room for both you, your family and house guests - because let's face it, if you own a oceanfront home in the Caribbean, you will have some house guests.

Sep 15, 2015

House of the Day: Exquisite East Cobb Estate

Gorgeous secluded backyard with pool - For Sale in Georgia
Today's featured house is this bright and lovely countryside mansion.

Located in of East Cobb, a unincorporated community and northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, the house will certainly give you a lot for your money compared to some of the other homes featured on this site.

Sitting on a secluded lot surrounded by trees, this property offers a lot of privacy. And though the forest and location ensures the true country feeling, the home also offers all the amenities you'd expect from a modern house.

Jul 11, 2015

House of the Day: Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu's Las Vegas Home

Daniel Negreanu Streaming on Twitch from his House - Here seen with his dog
A few months back, PokerStars Pro and six time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu welcomed a camera team into his home, and gave them a little tour of the place.

Daniel, who's a long time vegan, philanthropist and NHL fan, purchased the property in South Las Vegas in December, 2014 for $965,000. And he's had some friends give it a renovation, adding necessities such as a poker table, a gaming area, a pool table and a bar.

The 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath manse was built in 2000 has what Daniel describes as a "futuristic" and "Austin Powers"-inspired style. It is definitely unique.

Jul 8, 2015

House of the Day: A Luxurious Villa in Mallorca, Spain

Luxurious Modern Villa For Sale in Mallorca, Spain
Today's featured property is this absolutely gorgeous gem in Majorca, Spain.

Located in Cala Viñas in the municipality of Calvià, this stunning modern villa has breathtaking, panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and Bay of Palma.

Here you will be able to enjoy all the best that Majorca has to offer. Should you feel like leaving the private swimming pool, which sits on a cliff-top right above the Med, you can always go to one of the 34 beaches in the area. Maybe you'd like to enjoy the life at the famous white beach in Magaluf?

Jul 7, 2015

House of the Day: Kylie Jenner's Calabasas Home

Kylie Jenner Buys Calabasas Mansion
Kylie Jenner recently admitted that growing up in the limelight has not always been too easy.

The youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner sisters was only 9 years old then the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians started filming.

And she had to grow up under intense scrutiny from both the media and the public.

While most first time buyers will start off small, like buying an apartment or a small house, Kylie's gone for the bigger option.

Despite being only 17 year old, Kylie has already made her first real estate purchase. It was in March, 2015 that she put down $2.6 million for a 4,851-square-foot in Calabasas, California.

Jun 11, 2015

A 'Grand Designs' House For Sale

Grand Designs House For SaleIf you've been following this blog, you know that I'm a huge fan of Channel 4's show Grand Designs where architect Kevin McCloud follows Brits who are setting out to build their dream homes.

The show has featured many ambitious projects and impressive designs. And from time to time, some of these Grand Designs houses end up on the real estate market.

In series 10, episode 8, we followed Robert and Milla Gaukroger as they set out to build 'The Dome House' by Lake Windermere.

The couple wanted to turn a 1980's property into an eco-home but they ran into some serious money trouble and some health issues along the way, and the bank threatened to foreclose on their unfinished home. You can see the full episode below.

Sep 8, 2013

House of the Day: Where Does The Fox Live?

If you've been browsing the Internet the last few days, there's a good chance you've come across a certain Youtube video that some claim will be the next Gangnam Style. And "what does the fox say?" seems to be question of the week, all thanks to Ylvis.

Norwegian comedian duo and brothers, Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, posted a music video to promote their new talkshow: 'I Kveld Med YLVIS' (translation: Tonight With Ylvis), and the video went viral. The video and song are strangly addicting, though I'm more concerned about another one of their questions: "What's the meaning of Stonehenge?"

In May, 2013, younger brother Bård, that's the blond guy, sold his villa in Bergen, and he purchased what's described as a classic 4,736-square-foot mansion built in 1897 in Oslo for NOK 11.8 million (about $2 million).

Aug 14, 2013

House of the Day: Mediterranean Mansion In Atlanta, GA

House of the day is a large, luxurious mansion in Atlanta. Though the property does not belong to any celebrities, it does have its own fame.

The mansion was built in 2008, but it has already played a part in not just one, but two movies. The party party scenes from the movie 'The Three Stooges' were filmed at this location, and the villa also played Bill Murray's Hollywood home in the movie 'Zombieland'.

Aug 4, 2013

House of the Day: Luxury Villa in Mallorca, Spain

Luxurious Mansion Mallorca, SpainIn a previous post, I mentioned how I'd started thinking about moving to Spain, and preferably to Mallorca.

Since then, I've spent quite a few hours browsing through properties in Spain, and that's when I came across this gorgeous ocean-front villa located next to the marina of Cala Nova.

At close to $24,000,000 this mansion is completely out of my price range, but it's oh-so-beautiful. And it makes the homes that I actually can afford, and that are located in the areas I'd like to live, look rather depressing. I mean, just look at this apartment in Alcudia or this terraced house, also in Alcudia.

I'll just have to keep on saving, which is really boring but hopefully worth it, keep looking, and then maybe my perfect Spanish villa will turn up. Well, I'm getting side-tracked. We've got a 1,134 m2 (that's about 12,206 square feet) mansion to explore.

Aug 3, 2013

House of the Day: Robert Redford's Former Malibu Beach House For Sale

Robert Redford Malibu Beach HouseToday's featured house is a gorgeous, modern Broad Beach property that previously belonged to actor, film director and Oscar-winner Robert Redford.

The house was built in 1948, and has been extensively remodeled with all the modern and exclusive features you'd expect from a Malibu beach house.

While the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid star parted with this lovely home in for $6 million in 2001, it is now listed with an asking price of $15,000,000.

That's what time and upgrades will do to a property price.

Jul 30, 2013

House of the Day: Video Tour of Versace Mansion

Versace Mansion Miami Beach
As you probably already know, the lavish Miami Beach mansion where Gianni Versace, founder of  Gianni Versace S.p.A, lived and died has been on the market for quite some time.
But the market has not been kind to the place.

Originally the property was listed in June, 2012, for $125 million, and after a few months on the market, the price was reduced to $100M, and then to $75 million.

Now the infamous mansion is headed to bankruptcy in September.

Jul 29, 2013

A Tour of The Building Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra Once Called Home

Marilyn Monroe West Hollywood Home
House of the Day is the West Hollywood building that was one home to both Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.

The building was recently listed for sale at $4,250,000, and sold in March, 2013, for $3,720,000.

Built in 1952, the this was originally a 5-unit apartment building, but it has since been redone by interior designer Kalef Alaton, who turned it into a 3 unit home.

Monroe was obviously fond of the place, as she called it home twice during her life.

Jul 28, 2013

House of the Day: Loch House Featured on 'Grand Designs'

Grand Designs Loch House
In the first episode of 'Grand Designs' season 6, Jim and Simone Fairfull set out to build their dream home for their family in Stilwater, Killearn, Scotland.

With a budget of £500,000, the couple poured all of their dreams and design ideas into this loch house when they built it back in 2006, so it was a bit surprising to see it listed for sale. They did end up spending close to £1,000,000 on the build, so maybe they've set out to find a cheaper place to live.

Have a look at the pictures of this unique loch house, and I've even included the full 'Grand Designs' episode below.

Jul 11, 2013

Hotel of the Day, Hemingways In Nairobi, Kenya

Hemingways Nairobi, Kenya
Though it's not really a "House" of the Day, I just had to share this hotel in Kenya with you. 

Many, including me, dream of going on a safari in Africa. I'd love to  see the big herds of elephants, big cats in their natural environment and enjoy the cultural diversity and rich history of Kenya.

And as if the wildlife, gorgeous sunsets and sunrises, the lovely people and scenery aren't enough incentives to visits this beautiful country, here's another one:

Jul 9, 2013

House of the Day: Another Converted Water Tower From Grand Designs

Converted Water Tower from Grand Designs
I am a huge fan of the British TV-show 'Grand Designs,' and I'm particularly fond of the conversions of old buildings. So when I came across this complete episode about a water tower conversion, I just had to share.

This 100-foot tall water tower in Amersham, UK, was actually one of the first projects 'Grand Designs' and architect Kevin McCloud ever followed. And it's fun to compare this project to other converted water towers, such as this one in London.

Jul 7, 2013

House of the Day: Windmill in Brighton, UK

Patcham Mill - Windmill for sale
Today's house is not your typical home. If you're looking for an unique home in the UK, you might want to take a look at this character property, a converted windmill.

Patcham Mill is a lovely Grade II listed windmill located on a 0.28-acre lot in Brighton, UK. The converted windmill has 4 bedrooms, including a vaulted master suite with French doors that open up to a balcony.

Jul 4, 2013

House of the Day: Malibu Beach House For Sale

Malibu Beach House for Sale
Happy Independence Day to all American readers!
If you're in Los Angeles on 4th of July, where should you go?

Malibu is a popular place to celebrate 4th of July, with private beach parties and where people turn PCH into a parking lot while watching the fireworks shot from barges.

And a lucky few get to spend the day and night in one of the beach houses. So i
n honor of Independence Day, I decided to show you this beachfront property in Malibu. While it's probably too late to buy this house in time for tonight's celebrations, you can plan ahead for next year.

Jun 30, 2013

House of the Day: Mallorca, Spain

Property for sale in Majorca, Spain
A while back, the idea of moving to Majorca, Spain, popped into my head. And since then I've been browsing through quite a few real estate listings trying to find areas where I'd like to live, and trying to find properties that meet all of my demands.

And while browsing through some potential houses, I came across this little beauty... Though at £18,000,000, it's a bit out of my price range. (sad-face)