i.The 1.09-acre property is softened with lush foliage and specimen plantings, a swan pond and a pool worthy of royalty. There is ample secure parking for 10 or more vehicles.
In every aspect of its design and construction, “Le Palais” is a place of magic, a fully-realized dream estate. It is welcoming, warm, comfortable, extravagant, unique and richly imagined for sophisticated owners of international vision and incomparable taste.
ii.Sited on a narrow, one-acre, oceanfront lot, the design of this house was one of the first projects in the Village of Sagaponack to be affected by the 2010 revision to FEMA flood elevations, requiring a first floor elevation of approximately 17 feet above sea level with a maximum height allowance of 40’.
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All construction was required to be located landward of the Coastal Erosion Hazard Line. The location within a high velocity (VE) wind zone added to the planning and structural challenges.
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iV.The most expensive home was located at 18305 Evening Circle located in the 24 hour guard gated community of The Bluffs. Located on a very large lot that spanning an approximate 3/4 of an acre of land, the 7,484 square feet home sold for a record $6,300,000 on 4/30/2015. The home was originally listed for $6,995,000 and was on the market for a short 51 days. There were a total of 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 2 half baths in this stunning home that came with a private guest house that was approximately 1,400 square feet. Almost all the rooms overlooked the central pool area as picture below. There was even a half court basketball court, movie theater, wine cellar, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and state of the art lighting system. The home was located in the Bluffs community which is located near the Seacliff Country Club and just minutes to the beach.
v.The second most expensive home sold in Huntington Beach was located in the same Bluffs gated community and located at 18885 Evening Circle which is just 5 houses down from the property listed above. This record sale came in at the full list price of $5,495,000 and sold on 11/13/2105 after being on the market for a short 27 days on the market. Situated on almost a 1/2 acre of land, the property featured 6,084 square feet of living space with a total of 5 bedroom, five baths and a four car attached garage. This is a great location in the Bluffs as it offered panoramic Ocean and Catalina Island views. Some of the highlights included an outdoor covered loggia area equipped with outdoor kitchen, fireplace and barbecue area. A wonderful salt water pool with swim up bar made this the ideal entertainment home.
vi.The third most expensive home sold was located in the Trinidad community and was a true landmark property. 3292 Venture Drive, Huntington Beach was a Chateau style home built as a mini-castle on the water front in the Trinidad community. The 6,739 square foot home sold for $4,512,500 on 4/22/2015. Situated on the Huntington Harbor, the four bedroom home was located on a 10,000+ square foot lot with two large master suites. Some the highlights included 9 foot beveled glass windows, curving wet bar, 200 gallon aquarium and a balcony that overlooked the Harbor. One of the most recognizable features was the 8 foot tall King Neptune statue that could be seen for miles and was a true landmark of this area. The Trinidad is one of the 5 man made islands in the Huntington Harbor and is not in a gated neighborhood.
vii.Mukesh Ambani, the fifth richest man in the world and head of the Mumbai based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries is estimated to be worth somewhere in the region of $43 billion. He is also the owner to-be of a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Mumbai that is to cost him colossal $2 billion! His wife Nita Ambani was staying in the Mandarin Oriental in New York and was so impressed with the interior Asian style decor that she wanted something similar for her to live in. What resulted from that is the world’s largest and most expensive home ever. Every story in the Antilla’s skyscraper home will be built to a different specification. The vast variation of materials to be used in its build has tremendously added to its overall cost. The meticulous planning that has gone into this architectural design is astounding and once the 27 -story tower is built it will certainly become a spectacular site for all eyes. Hirsch Bedner Associates are the designers behind this project…
viii.Updown Court is situated only 25 miles from London, and through a pair of large sophisticated iron gates, one can see a palatial construction of immense scale and beauty. The property, however, is best known for its price tag: more than 85 million British pounds (+$150 million U$, with 103 rooms, five swimming pools and 24-carat-gold leafing on the study’s mosaic floor. There’s a squash court, bowling alley, tennis court, 50-seat screening room, heated marble driveway and helipad. Eight limousines will fit in the underground garage. Then there are the neighbors, who include the queen (at Windsor Castle) and Elton John. It is listed with Savills and Hamptons International. So, even if your blood doesn’t run blue, with enough green you can still live near—and like—royalty!