Description eng Fri, 9 Oct 2015 22:27:28 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : Palm Springs - 'Mega' Garage & Remodeled Mid-Century Modern Alexander Must See! The ultimate remodeled Mid-Century Modern single gable Alexander with circular drive on a corner lot. Newer kitchen and bathrooms, added laundry room, tile floors throughout, 23 SEER AC system, Aero Cool 6500 cfm evaporative cooler, heating system and duct work. Wood burning fireplace in living room. Oodles of storage including a walk-in attic. Upgraded: electrical with 200 amp main panel and 3 sub-panels and interior plumbing system. Exceptionally energy efficient. Newer 1,440 square foot garage addition (per Assessor) with 12 and 15 foot high ceilings. Garage built to hold six (6) vehicles. Each vehicle station designed with an in-wall copper pipe air outlet. Overhead water lines installed along Western wall. Garage currently configured for four (4) vehicles, plus it has two air conditioned interior utility rooms. Removing the utility rooms will result in the potential for a six (6) car garage. However, adding hydraulic lifts can increase the garage’s car capacity significantly. Home is ideal for an automobile enthusiast/collector, a tradesperson, a home workshop hobbyist and for materials storage. On the West side of the garage is a gated RV/boat/additional vehicle parking area. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 18:45:05 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : Automotive & Shop Enthusiast’s Ideal Living Space & Work Area - Florida Custom Built - Move-In Ready - Courtyard Style Home - 6 car garage / work shop, 3 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, in-ground pool, permanent full-house LP gas generator, gas kitchen range & gas on-demand water heater. Many materials & security upgrades - Location -Cape Coral, FL. One of the bedroom/full bath ensuites is configured as a separate guest suite/cabana with attached sitting room. Completed in 2007, this Courtyard Single Level Home (1881 sq. ft.) is built on a triple lot (15,000 sq. ft. with 120’ frontage x 125’ depth). Sun, 4 Oct 2015 14:03:25 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : 5 Car Spaces 30’ x 40’ Detached Garage added in 2014. Oversize garage doors for 3+ cars, RV’s or trailers. Dedicated 200 AMP electric service with 14 foot ceilings. 4000 SF, 3 bd, 4bath, 2-car attached, on 6.57 acres in Keene Ranch. Home recently remodeled! Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:38:45 EST Celebrity Homes and Real Estate : Gregory Harrison and Randi Oakes list their 45-acre estate in Oregon's Gold Beach INCREDIBLE OCEANVIEW/RIVERVIEW custom built 10,000 SF estate sits atop its own private 45 acre mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Stunning Rogue River in Gold Beach Oregon. Entering the gates to this private sanctuary you will approach the home via its 1/2 mile long driveway. The main house features a huge great room with fireplace, 45 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, private gymnasium, exercise pool, Master suite w/ fireplace and private balcony, wrap around decks with Ocean & River views from every room. The attached three car garage includes a heated surfers or scuba divers den w/ shower. Above the garage is a large private 2BD 2 BA apartment area w/ kitchen and separate entrance. Nature envelops you on this property with stands of pristine woodland surrounding the home. For the equestrian a short walk from the house brings you to a large six stall barn with turn outs, two acre pasture, tack room, workshop, and shower. This home transcends from child-friendly warmth into a wonderful entertainment space for only a few or a few hundred. The Rogue River and the Gold Beach area gives a tremendous opportunity for world class surfing, Steelhead /Salmon fishing and other recreation including world-class golf at nearby Bandon Dunes Resort. A Rare Opportunity! ------------------------------------------------------- Actor Gregory Harrison and his wife, actress Randi Oakes, have put their mountaintop estate in Gold Beach, Ore., on the market for $2.995 million.. Set on 45 forested acres near the mouth of the Rogue River, the gated Cape Cod-inspired property known as the Harrison Ridge estate is accessed by a half-mile-long driveway. Standing four floors tall, the main house features wood floors, an oversized kitchen and dining area, six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in more than 10,000 square feet of living space. Whimsical hanging artwork and 45-foot ceilings underscore a massive great room with a fireplace and large picture windows. The master suite has a fireplace and a private balcony, while a top-floor office/observatory and wrap-around decks center on ocean and river views. Outdoors, sprawling grounds contain tall firs, large expanses of grass, a six-stall horse barn and an attached three-car garage with surfer’s den. Elsewhere is an attached gym and an outdoor spa. Harrison, 65, has scores of television credits including “Logan’s Run,” “Trapper John, M.D.” and “One Tree Hill.” His film credits include the 1987 cult classic “North Shore” and “Air Bud: Golden Receiver” (1998). Oakes, 64, is best known for playing Officer Bonnie Clark on the television drama “CHiPs” from 1979 to 1982. Among her other credits are “Fantasy Island” and “The Love Boat. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:34:24 EST Automotive Business Opportunities : Absolute Real Estate Auction: 2 Commercial Buildings! ** LISTING PRICE FOR SEARCH CRITERIA ONLY! ACUAL PRICE TO BE DETERMINED AT THE AUCTION!** ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION: 2 Commercial Buildings in Myerstown, PA! On-Site Auction Schedule: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:00PM EDT Location: 411-415 West Main Avenue, Myerstown, PA, 17067. PROPERTY INSPECTION: Monday, October 12 at 1:00PM SHARP! Property Details: 411-415 West Main Avenue, Myerstown, PA, 17067. - Total SF for the entire property is 8,277+/- SF - Zoning R-2 - 0.49+/- Acres - 20 +/- Parking Spaces - Public Water & Sewer - Lebanon County; Jackson Township - Surrounding Properties consist of major banks, eateries, shopping, etc. 1st Area: - Current Tenant is Advanced Auto Parts (Lease expires at the end of the year due to relocation.) - Consists of Showroom, Storage & Warehouse Area - Three Heating Units & Two AC Units - 3 Bathrooms - Separate Utilities for Gas & Water 2nd Area: - Consists of 1st floor office, second floor office with lunch area or additional office space. - Large workshop area with large overhead door. - Separate Heating system for both warehouse & office area. - 1 Bathroom - AC Unit to service office space. For more information, please contact Fortna Auctioneers or visit the website. 10% Buyers Premium Fortna Auctioneers AU001711-L 411-415 West Main Avenue, Myerstown, PA, 17067. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:18:01 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : Car collectors Ideal home! 3 garages holds 19 cars with lift! Nestled away in quiet community of Steeplechase, Kissimmee, Florida. Split floor plan, well maintained home with screen enclosed solar panel heated pool and beautiful backyard with a private pond. Office downstairs and media/ cinema room upstairs. No HOA fees. Zoned for horses. Fireplace. Generator, alarm, formal dining room, vaulted ceilings, windows have energy efficient tinted glass. High end kitchen. Carpet and ceramic tile. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:24:42 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : Singer Jennifer Lopez's, Hidden Hills House is on the market Extraordinary one of a kind gated Estate on 3+ acres in a prime Hidden Hills Ashley Ridge location with expansive, panoramic mountain and city views. Over 17,000 square feet of luxurious style and comfortable living with unique qualities that are rare to assemble. A classic Traditional main house with formal living room, large formal dining room, gourmet kitchen family room that opens to outdoor living room/veranda, pool and views. Paneled library, beautiful master suite with sitting room, great closets and large private view terrace, 7 additional bedroom suites, 8 fireplaces, 8 car garage and large motor court. The Entertainment wing includes a professional bar, card/game area, coffered ceilings, major 20 seat theater, incredible gym/dance studio, a significant dressing room closet wing, recording studio and large guest suite. The grounds include a large resort like pool and spa, rolling lawns, children's play areas, mature trees and direct access to horse trails. Shown to pre-qualified buyers only. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Courtesy of Hilton & Hyland and Sotheby's International Realty Sun, 20 Sep 2015 22:25:58 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : 6 Car Garage House at 2490 Tamworth Terrace - Punta Gorda, FL 33983 Are you looking for a beautiful home for your family and your cars, boats, and toys? Well, you just found it! This property consists of two extra build-able lots, a beautiful updated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom/2 car garage home, and a 32’ x 40’ detached garage. Are you a car or motorcycle guy or gal? Then you will love the 1,280 sf. detached garage that looks like a classic car showroom. Inside you’ll find parking for 4 or more cars and plenty of bikes on a pristine checkered tile floor. Take a trip back to yesteryear as you gaze at all of the authentic fueling station memorabilia. Not into cars? Park a couple of boats inside the garage and keep all of your fishing tackle and watersports gear safe, as the garage has an independent security alarm. If your boat is too big for the inside, then park it outside on the 60’ driveway. Heck, might as well park your RV right next to it. Okay, now that the toys are all put away, let’s take a look at the house. As you can see, no detail was overlooked here. Details like underground electric, landscape curbing, open plan, split bedrooms, rounded corners, archways, plant shelves, surround sound, upgraded fans and fixtures, PGT windows, cathedral ceilings, real wood cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, alarm system, pocket sliding glass doors, tinted windows, hand-scraped hickory laminate flooring, and ceramic tile flooring in the baths and laundry are just some of the many appointments found throughout the house. Sun, 20 Sep 2015 13:24:02 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : 5 car garage on 2.20 acres! Gracious vintage colonial sitting on over 2 acres of level property with an approved sub division! This sub division consists of a lot size of .83 and can fit sizable new construction! Endless possibilities! 5 car garage! This epic home has become known as "Grandview Acres" and somewhat of a historic monument for the town of North Caldwell, as many people drive by through out the years always admiring its stately appeal. Impeccable crafted woodwork throughout. 3 working fireplaces. Large formal dining room with coffered ceilings and plenty of natural light. Huge master bedroom boasts cathedral ceilings with skylights, sitting room, full bath, French doors to balcony, loads of closet space & bonus room. Au Pair suite located on 1st level Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:16:09 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : Rural Indiana 25 miles from downtown Indy Fully remodeled 5 bedroom, 4 bath Country style home on 8.72 acres of mature Oaks and Pines. Large in-ground pool with attached spa and new decking. New travertine master bath on main floor, and both 2nd floor baths new . Granite tops in designer kitchen and Master, hardwood floors on main floor. Geothermal heating/cooling and LED lighting throughout. 3 car attached garage. 3,600 sq feet of rebuilt and remodeled heated vintage car barn with added new section. Car barn fully insulated, drywalled, 5 inch concrete floor, 220 volt, fluorescent lighting, propane ceiling heaters, two overhead service doors.. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:14:07 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : Glendale Calif House with 7 Car Garage plus 4 car Carport - GARAGE for 7 cars - in Glendale, CA 91201 - 10K sf lot, with 1,650 sf house - $750,000 - plus 4-car carport. Call 818-507-5775 Thu, 3 Sep 2015 21:56:34 EST Celebrity Homes and Real Estate : Floyd Mayweather's Las Vegas Mansion with a 15 Car Garage - here's the address A Tour Of Floyd Mayweather’s Estate The Wall Street journal recently profiled Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr.recently and shot pictures of his 22,000- square foot estate Las Vegas. The $9-million dollar crib has a five-bedroom, seven-bath custom-built on a gated community golf course. The house includes: · a 12-person shower · so many marble floors · a two-screen home movie theater (with the screens stacked one above the other, for whatever reason) · a fire pit · light fixtures designed by Fendi · a garage with $15 million worth of cars that Floyd never drives · random stacks of money, obviously Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:41:24 EST Cars - Used : Selling neatly used 2013 Lexus LX 570 car I want to sell neatly used 2013 Lexus LX 570 car, is barely used and bought new.Still very clean, inside and outside, full options with perfect tyres, Gulf specification and accident free Mileage : 17,677 Body Style : SUV Exterior Color : Starfire Pearl Interior Color : Parchment Stock # N1277A Fuel : Gasoline Transmission : 6-Speed Automatic Drivetrain : 4WD Doors : 4 Engine : 5.7L V8 32V MPFI DOHC For more information contact my email : ( ) Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:57:58 EST Hotels and Motels : Adobe Grand Villas, a 16-unit Top Rated Boutique Hotel EXCLUSIVE LISTING is pleased to offer for sale The Adobe Grand Villas, a ±18,874 square foot 16-unit boutique hotel located in Sedona, Arizona (Yavapai County). Be Transported; – Adobe Grand Villas is more than a retreat, it’ is an unforgettable experience. Each of the 16 themed private villas is a complete escape as the oneof-a-kind design works in tandem with exceptional service to relax the senses and provide comfort. Built in 2004, The Adobe Grand Villas opened the doors in 2004. Comprised of 6 buildings, the hotel rests on ±1.12 acres of pristine desert landscape in southwest Sedona. Guests are welcomed to the ±18,874 square foot property through an archway leading to a pool and spa retreat. Every guest is treated with care. Everything is taken care of. Always. Property Highlights: • NOI $700,000 • Stabilized Cash Flow • Performing Staff and Management • 6 Buildings • 16 Villas • Destination Location • Top Rated Hotel Five Consecutive Years Call for Offers (Broker Participation Welcome + Spiff). Exclusive Listing, An Image Locations Company James Kim 310.955.8755 Lic.01474579 Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:17:20 EST Classic, Exotic and Muscle Cars : 1986 Ferrari 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet I'm selling this 1986 Ferrari 3.2 Mondial 3.2 QV Cabriolet. - 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet Production started: 1985. Production ended: 1988. Total production: 810, (57 Right Hand Drive) First serial number: 59393. Last serial number: 78895 - Motor is a 3.2L - 4 valve per cylinder V8 DOHC - This is a mid-engine exotic sports car with relatively low maintenance costs for a Ferrari because the motor can be serviced without taking the motor out of the car. - Rosso Red exterior and Tan interior - Overall good condition with relatively low mileage If you've ever wanted to own a Ferrari this is one that is still affordable but will probably increase in value in the future. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:38:30 EST Big Garage Houses for Rent - car collector real estate : Car Collectors Paradise, Oak Hills CA Freeway close to Los Angeles, Orange County and Palm Springs. This Beautiful Furnished 3 Bedroom View Home has extensive landscaping. Sun, 9 Aug 2015 22:43:13 EST Motorcycles - Used : 2004 Harley-Davidson FatBoy with Vance and Hines SOLD SOLD SOLD!! Price Reduced to $8, 495 (that's a $1,498 reduction) .. $8,495 is a good deal. I'm selling my beloved Harley that is quick, loud, great handling, comfortable and tons of fun so I can raise a bit of money for my business requirements. There isn't anything that "has" to be done to it, only things you "want" to do too it. With Harley's, there's always add-ons and customizations that you can add if you choose to do so. I have a lot of receipts since I bought it in January 2012 and I believe that I was the second owner. I bought if from a used motorcycle dealer in Portland, Oregon and he said it had been a repo bike before he got it. If you've always wanted a Harley-Davidson and you want one that's already tricked out and made to be a comfortable ride, then this is the bike for you. Maybe you're buying a second or third bike and this would be a good one for you to. Financing is available through Harley-Davidson. They have a program where private sellers (like me) can arrange to have a buyer qualified through their financing arm to make the transaction happen. If you're interested in this let me know and we can discuss it. Model # FLSFTI Thousands of dollars in upgrades and extras including: - Vance & Hines two-to-one exhaust - Saddleman large leather saddlebags - detachable - Custom Harley Seat for two - Sissy bar with padded backrest - detachable - Luggage rack - chrome - detachable - Windscreen - detachable - Wire wheels - Chrome upper section on front shocks - Chrome Eagle tips on front and rear fender - Fog lamps Other facts: - Fuel-Injected - Only has 21,000 miles (approx.) - 88 cubic inch engine = 1450cc - 5 speed transmission - Luxury blue color (fairly rare color) - Tires in good condition - Newer Brakes Call or text me at 503-990-2976 Sun, 9 Aug 2015 15:32:44 EST SOLD Vehicles on : 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 to Benefit Military Service Initiative 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 to be Auctioned to Benefit the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. Jay Leno to present the Ford Shelby GT350 as it crosses the block on Saturday, August 15 Gooding & Company, the official auction house of The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, is thrilled to offer for sale a 2016 Ford Shelby GT350. The sale of this Shelby will benefit the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, a charity that honors the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans and military families by bridging the civilian-military divide and fostering a successful transition and reintegration from military service to civilian life. The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 is the first vehicle to implement Ford’s new race-derived flat-plane crank 5.2-liter V-8, the most powerful naturally-aspirated engine ever to grace a Ford. With an 8,250 rpm redline, and 90% of its peak torque available from 3,450 rpm to 7,000 rpm, this GT350 will induce addictive spirited-driving, complemented by the rumble of Ford’s famous V8 exhaust note (Estimate: $75,000-$100,000). “This is one of the most exotic engines ever produced by a major American manufacturer plus the fact that it’s going into the most American of cars,” said Jay Leno. “I am proud to help auction this car off where the proceeds will go to helping our veterans.” We are honored to have world-renowned car collector and enthusiast, Jay Leno, once again present this future collectible during Saturday’s auction. Those who were fortunate enough to witness Mr. Leno’s command of the stage and passion for America’s troops with our previous charitable offerings will fondly recall bidders’ fervent support of the many servicemen and women who have bravely served our country. “I thank the Sondland-Durant Foundation, Ford Motor Company, Gooding & Company, and Jay Leno for their generosity in supporting the Military Service Initiative at the Bush Center,” said President George W. Bush. “I also want to thank whoever buys this beautiful car for contributing to a worthy cause. You are helping ensure that our transitioning veterans and their families get the support they need and deserve, and I’m grateful.” This intimate opportunity to support our veterans and their families is sure to be a resounding moment unlike any other during the Pebble Beach weekend, when the hammer drops on August 15 for this special Shelby. About George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative: - The George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative honors the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans and military families by improving their well-being and unleashing their potential. Through research, resources, programs and Presidential recognition – the unique ability of the former Commander in Chief to convene, spotlight, and inspire – the Military Service Initiative unites and empowers communities, non-profits (military service organizations), business, academia, philanthropy and individual citizens to effectively support post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families in the areas of jobs, wellness, family, education, housing, and women’s veteran issues. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Images for the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photos by Brian Henniker. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 10:29:06 EST SOLD Vehicles on : 1967 Toyota 2000GT - 1 of 62 Cars Built for the U.S. Market ESTIMATE: $1,250,000 - $1,500,000 1967 Toyota 2000GT Engine: 2.0/150 HP Trans: 5-Speed Color: Red Interior: Black VIN/Serial: MF1010100 Japanese products were gaining respect in the late ‘60s, but few in the United States thought of their auto industry as world class. In 1965, Toyota changed that with one car, a $6,000-plus GT. At that price, however, they only sold 62 in the United States between 1967 and 1970, of which this is one of three from the collection of Sebring and Watkins Glen veteran Otto Linton. The car’s superb provenance includes several decades as part of the Jacobson Collection and in succeeding years, it has been owned by only two other discerning collectors. Always treated with the deepest respect by its owners, it has been sympathetically restored by America’s foremost Toyota 2000GT specialists, Robert Tkacik and Peter Starr at Maine Line Exotics. A very well-preserved and authentic specimen prior to the restoration, Mr. Tkacik considers this car a top-shelf example of what many enthusiasts consider the greatest Japanese car of all time. Toyota had an idea: with pure determination, the company could catapult itself forward several generations. There would be no evolution, Toyota would just take itself from Point A to Point E and skip everything between. To do so would require not just iron will but also an unprecedented financial and engineering commitment. By the late 1950s, Japan had started building sports cars: Datsun’s Sports 1500 roadster appeared in 1959 and came to America in 1963; and Honda’s first production automobile was the microscopic S500. Toyota was justifiably proud of its own little sports coupe, the 45 horsepower, twin-cylinder Sports 800, and it did well in domestic racing, but you’d be hard pressed to call it competition for anything outside of an Austin-Healey Sprite. Much as in England, Japan’s Post-War austerity encouraged small, thrifty cars and few sporty cars had engines over one liter. But after major domestic racing successes in the early ‘60s, Toyota began work on an automobile designed to compete with the new crop of premium European GTs, specifically the Jaguar E-type, as well as the Porsche 901 (soon called 911), Alfa Romeo 2600 and others. Project 280A was spearheaded by Toyota’s racing manager Jiro Kawano and his small team of around a half-dozen people, one of whom was stylist Satoru Nozaki. At the same time, Yamaha was attempting to expand its horizons as a sort of low-volume specialist subcontractor and had a four-cylinder sports car project called A550X ongoing with Nissan. Nissan had worked with Yamaha before but in this instance, altered its course and cancelled the A550X. As Yamaha had substantial money and commitment invested in the A550X, the company shopped it to Nissan’s arch-rival: Toyota. Since Yamaha would be assembling the limited-production sports cars, Toyota must surely have been pleased to avoid hand-building the engines and bodies. After that, a 2000GT prototype was swiftly completed for the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show in Harumi, where it stunned the world. Being coach built, there is more Yamaha in a 2000GT than Toyota. The iron block of the DOHC inline-6 came from Toyota’s SOHC MS41 sedan engine, but Yamaha produced the alloy Hemi head and forged pistons and hand built each one with triple 40phh two-barrel side-draught carburetors. In street tune it produced 150 HP and 130-lbs-ft of torque; for racing, it was capable of 200 HP or more. Satoru Nozaki’s body was turned directly from his scale clay model into body bucks, and as no one in Japan had a production line capable of producing the 2000GT’s complex, compound curves, the semi-monocoque steel body was hand built, with all detachable panels and trim being numbered specific to each car. The impossibly low ride height of 3 feet 9 inches is made possible by a central beam, spine-frame with Ys at each end. This also created a front-mid engine position and gave the car its famously perfect balance. Running gear and drivetrain components were beyond state-of-the-art. The only transmission able to handle the torque was an FA 4-speed from a Toyota truck, but by the time it became the GT’s fully synchronized 5-speed, it was a perfect match for the 7,000 RPM engine. The rear end was Japan’s first limited slip, with a standard 4.38:1 ratio and three optional choices. The 2000GT was Toyota’s first car to feature four-wheel disc brakes, which are Dunlop in this case; and the company’s first car with all-independent suspension, which employs double wishbones at all four corners. The 2000GT lived up to its Grand Turismo name. Owing to the world renowned artisans that Yamaha utilized on the project, having been building concert-quality pianos, guitars and other instruments for a century, the same craftsmen constructed the 2000GT rosewood dash and console and Mahogany steering wheel and shifter. All instruments were chrome trimmed and watch-like in design and the deep Black perforated Tex-Mex style sport seats were the equal of any Italian exotic. It was truly the complete package. It set numerous records in Japan and won the 1967 Fuji 24 Hours outright; while Carroll Shelby campaigned three in America and saw 1-2 finishes three times. On the street it famously starred topless in the Bond film, You Only Live Twice, and came into the hands of several celebrity owners. As a driver's car, Road and Track, Motor Trend, Car Life and others called it, essentially, “perfect.” MF10-10100 Long articles have been written about Otto Linton’s career, but his racing life took off at the first post-war race at Sebring in 1948. Over the next 16 years he ran at Sebring 11 times, as well as at Watkin’s Glen almost every year, in everything from his well-known Osca to a Stutz. He drove equally interesting cars, once dropping a rod in his Duesenberg at 100 MPH while street racing on the Philadelphia Turnpike (he pulled the rod and piston roadside and went home on seven cylinders). After his successful racing career, Mr. Linton founded Speedcraft Enterprises in Devon, Pennsylvania, specializing in both sports cars and racing preparation. A relationship with the great importer Max Hoffman gave him access to a wide range of imports from MGs to Mercedes-Benz 300SLs. In 1966, he acquired a Toyota dealership and given his racing history, was immediately attracted to the Toyota 2000GT. He owned three 2000GTs, and of the three, serial number MF10-10100 was stated by him to be his favorite. Otto Linton is still active and was recently inducted as a “Legend of the Glen” at Watkins Glen and celebrated his 98th birthday at the Simeone Museum in May 2015. After Mr. Linton’s stewardship, the car was passed to three succeeding collectors: the Jacobson Collection at Richard Toyota in Scranton, Pennsylvania; the collection of Sara and Brown Maloney in Washington State (who successfully drove the car in the 2010 Copper State 1000); and currently the consignor’s private collection. It was brought to marque experts Robert Tkacik and Peter Starr at Maine Line Exotics, who have owned or restored more than 50 U.S.-market 2000GTs since 1976. Mr. Tkacik’s inspection confirmed the originality of the car finding no evidence of any alteration or accident repair. Its original character and details were carefully preserved during the sympathetic restoration performed in 2007; when the car was stripped to bare-metal and refinished in its original factory-correct color of Solar Red. Today, this car presents in splendid condition, with a grade of authenticity and correctness that is supported by the foremost Toyota 2000GT authorities. The world’s appreciation of the 2000GT was soon apparent. A total of 62 were sold in the United States out of 351 worldwide, and values tripled within 10 years. The 2000GT is now the equal of a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing or the BMW 507 as one of the most collectible post-war sports cars and arguably the most desirable Japanese car ever made. Some cars inspire us because their aesthetic beauty; others because of their performance and character; and the truly great cars do both. But unlike Italy or America, Japan didn’t have a cultural heritage of high-performance cars. The Toyota 2000GT is without compare, having no rivals in its day in Japan. It didn’t remotely resemble anything else that Toyota had ever conceived. It was created in a world where there was no competition and is all the more impressive for that. Today, it stands as one of the high points that define the 20th century automobile. HIGHLIGHTS - Very rare factory left hand drive example - 1 of 62 U.S. Market cars built - 1 of 351 Toyota 2000GTs built from 1967-1970 - According to Toyota 2000GT authority Robert Tkacik, this car is a top-shelf example of the breed - Sympathetic restoration by Robert Tkacik of Maine Line Exotics - Tkacik's pre-restoration inspection revealed a no-hit, no-rust car that was highly original - The cosmetic restoration involved stripping and repainting the car's exterior - Four owners since new - Sold new to Otto Linton of Speedcraft Enterprises in Devon, PA - Formerly part of the Richard Toyota Collection in Scranton, PA for many years - Formerly part of the Brown Maloney Collection in Olympia, WA - Offered from a private collection - 2000cc Yamaha aluminum DOHC hemi-head inline six cylinder engine - Triple side draft carburetors - 5-speed transmission with overdrive - 4-wheel independent suspension and disc brakes - Considered by many as The Greatest Japanese Car of all time - Developed and hand built by Yamaha for Toyota Mon, 3 Aug 2015 16:51:20 EST SOLD Vehicles on : 1986 Ferrari Testarossa that is the One-of-a-Kind Miami Vice TV Show Hero Car At the dawn of the television age the cowboy western ruled the screen. Heroes wore white, carried guns and rode their brave and faithful steeds into battle against the Black-clad forces of evil. Then came the police-detective drama, in which the hero traded his horse for the latest automobile, almost always one that outperformed the rest. This archetypal pairing reached its zenith in 1984 in the style-setting Miami Vice, which followed the exploits of Miami Dade undercover detectives Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) in their ongoing fight against the Miami underworld. For the first two seasons and the first episode of the third, Sonny’s trusty mount was a Black Ferrari Daytona Spyder, in reality a Corvette-based replica that soon became the target of a lawsuit brought by Ferrari against series producer Universal Studios. Legend has it that to settle the dispute, Universal agreed to accept two Black Testarossa Berlinettas for filming on the condition that the Black Daytona disappear from the world, on screen, in a prodigious detonation by Hellfire missile. Its replacement appeared soon afterward (repainted White at the behest of director Michael Mann for better visibility in night scenes), and it immediately elevated the Ferrari Testarossa to the same cult status enjoyed by other regular series props, from Ray Ban sunglasses to Armani jackets, Scarab speedboats and a virtual armory of firearms. Serial number 63631, this 1986 Ferrari Testarossa is possibly the most famous Ferrari in the popular culture as the Miami Vice Hero Car. Originally finished in Metallic Black, this early mono specchio or single-mirror model Testarossa was delivered new with the 4.9L/390 HP flat-12 engine, 5-speed gearbox, Beige leather interior, power windows, locks and seats, cruise control and air conditioning. After the series ended in 1989 the car was retired and placed in storage from 1990 to 2015. Now showing 16,124 miles and authenticated by Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche, it is also documented with service records from Shelton Ferrari in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where it recently received an engine-out service at a cost of $8,000. Crockett and Tubbs may have ridden off into the sunset, but the Miami Vice Testarossa remains an enduring icon of one of the most influential television series of all time. HIGHLIGHTS - Possibly the most famous Ferrari known to exist - Hero Car from Miami Vice - 16,124 actual miles - Stored from 1990-2015 - V-12 engine - 5-speed transmission - Cruise control and air conditioning - Power windows, locks and seats - Rare single flying mirror - Certified by Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche - Recent engine out service at a cost of $8,000 - Service records from Shelton Ferrari Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:50:18 EST SOLD Vehicles on : SOLD: Steve McQueen's 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera Sold at the 2015 Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction in Monterey, California for $1,950,000 ---------------- Lot S71 Engine: 3.0L TURBO Trans: 4-Speed Color: Slate Gray Interior: Black VIN/Serial: 9306800408 When a car’s history is steeped in so much of what makes the hearts of enthusiasts race with excitement, when every single aspect of a car and its background come together in a perfectly packaged representation of an icon, a role model, and hero to many, that car is no longer ‘just’ a great car. It comes to embody the life and legacy of the people behind it, the people who have loved it and given it its place in the spotlight. Steve McQueen's Last Special Order Porsche Steve McQueen’s 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera does just that and will continue to do so with its upcoming sale set to benefit McQueen’s alma mater, the Boys Republic. “This car is rich in history,” says McQueen’s son Chad. “This is the last of the McQueen cars, really. That’s known. That’s real.” McQueen’s untimely death in 1980 at age 50 made this 1976 Porsche 930, chassis 9306800408, the very last of his special-order cars. McQueen’s insatiable need for speed and his affinity for fine automobiles meant always having the best sets of wheels. His Porsche 930 is no exception. Capable of producing 234 HP at 5,500 RPM, the matching-numbers four-speed car came equipped with the rare early production non-intercooled 3.0 liter engine, no. 6860413, with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and was special ordered from Bob Smith Porsche in Hollywood. McQueen specified that the car be delivered with sunroof, dual mirrors, limited-slip differential and black sport seats, and the original paint tag showing McQueen’s special-order paint code 615-9-2 (Slate Gray) is still riveted to the door jamb. But as fine as the car was when delivered, McQueen had even more in mind for it. “My dad had little things done to it,” Chad says. “Like on the dashboard, he had a switch put on so it would kill the rear lights in case he was being chased on Mulholland Drive.” McQueen also switched out the wheels after taking possession, notes the Porsche’s current owner, car collector and restorer Mike Regalia. “Later he put the 8s and 9s on it. It came with 7s and 8s, which were the standard wheels he ordered. Then he put 8s and 9s on it; but you know, all of those are personal touches that Steve had done—and he didn’t do many to it—Porsche 930 Turbo Carreras were pretty out-of-the-box balls-out cars.” McQueen wasn’t the only one who took full advantage of all the power and speed the car was capable of. Chad still remembers when his dad first took delivery of the car, nearly four decades ago, and tells the story of his own joy rides behind the wheel of the 930. “When the Porsche RSR Turbo came out in 1974, I was so enamored with it, I just couldn’t wait to drive the road car. My dad got this 930 Turbo in 1976, and I didn’t have to wait any longer,” he says. “I was 15 at the time, and he was out of town for a week. Every day, sometimes twice in the same day, I’d open the garage, turn the key, give the car a stealthy roll down to the cul-de-sac, fire it up and take off. “But, Julia, the woman who was there to look after me—my friends called her ‘The Chad Wrangler’—caught wind of what I was doing. True to form, she told my dad.” Chad continues, “My dad called me, to let me know he’d be gone for two more days. So the next morning, same routine, I fire up the car and head out. As I’m accelerating down the two-lane beach road I see a yellow taxi-cab closing in from the opposite direction. Inside that cab, I see two of the biggest blue eyes in the world. My dad was on his way home. I didn’t know whether to go to Mexico or what. I also discovered what happens when you lift off in a corner with a Turbo; it was like, ‘Holy S$&@&!’" A car as fine as the Turbo demanded top dollar, and this one’s ownership history speaks to that with other successful Hollywood names on the list. After a few years spent enjoying it, McQueen sold the car back to Bob Smith Porsche, and it was then sold to movie producer and writer Floyd Mutrux. Following Mutrux’s period of ownership, singer Dean Martin’s son—actor Dean Paul Martin—took possession of the car and owned it until his tragic death when his National Guard jet fighter crashed in 1987. The Porsche passed through a short list of other owners over the next two decades (always remaining in the Southern California area) including Bill Susdorf, who had the car mechanically and cosmetically refreshed in the early ‘90s, ensuring that all of the work done was documented and all service records were retained. Since Regalia took possession of the car in 2008, he has done nothing more than what was necessary to keep the car in good operating condition. Even as an expert in restoration work, Regalia opted to keep the car in as true-to-original condition as possible, recognizing immediately that it occupied a truly unique place in history. Ordered at the pinnacle of McQueen’s success, the car serves as a reminder and representation of all that Steve McQueen struggled through to reach the heights that he did. It is well-known that McQueen’s childhood was extremely turbulent—tragic, even—and there is one place in particular that McQueen credits with bringing him back from the brink of self-destruction: The Boys Republic, a reform school for troubled youth. “He always made sure he took care of this place,” says Chad about Boys Republic. “It was a big part of his life, and he told me one day, he said, ‘Son, this is the one place that turned my life around.’” As a 1946 alumnus of the school, McQueen had been enrolled after narrowly escaping jail time for various crimes including fighting and stealing. Having grown up with little in the way of parental support, McQueen was the very definition of a troubled youth. His father abandoned him and his relationship with his mother was touch-and-go at best and rife with turmoil. His time at Boys Republic showed him that there were, in fact, people in this world who wanted the best for him and were willing to go out of their way to ensure that he succeeded. “It meant a lot to my dad the way that it transformed him,” says Chad. “I mean, he could have easily been in jail for the rest of his life. He called it the hoosegow. ‘I could have easily ended up in the hoosegow if it wasn’t for this place,’ he’d say.” McQueen’s rise to success in the years following his time at the school were not coincidental, and he did more than merely speak the school’s praise. McQueen took it upon himself to support both the school and the students that attend it, and he continued to do so up until the time of his death. Since his passing, McQueen’s family and friends, and even some of his fans, have continued to support the school in his memory and out of their own beliefs about the amazing work the school is doing in its mission to help troubled youth. Steve McQueen felt that, at least in part, he owed his success to the Boys Republic. As a piece of automotive history that truly embodies that success, it is only fitting that his 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera will follow McQueen’s lead and carry on his philanthropic endeavors. In homage of a great man and in support of the school that helped him become just that, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Turbo will be donated to the Boys Republic. “I think what we’re going to create here [with the offering of this car] is really the life story of Steve McQueen; the life story of what the Boys Republic meant to Steve McQueen,” says Regalia. “I think the future owner of this car is getting all of that, in addition to getting a truly great collector car.” Offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, extensive service records, the original owner’s manual, original tools and original sales brochures, this 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo—the last of the McQueen cars—will serve as an excellent centerpiece in the collection of its next caretaker. And not only will the new owner be obtaining a stunning piece of automotive and movie icon history, they will also be giving back to a school that’s changed the lives of countless troubled youth, including the King of Cool’s. HIGHLIGHTS - Steve McQueen's very last special order Porsche - Special Order color, Slate Gray - Rare early production non-intercooled 3.0 liter engine - Sunroof - Dual mirrors - Limited-slip differential - Black interior - Sport seats - 8" front and 9" rear wheels added later by McQueen - Dashboard switch added by McQueen to kill the rear lights in case he was being chased on Mulholland Drive - A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit The Boys Republic, a non-profit treatment community for troubled youngsters in Chino Hills, California - Steve McQueen was a 1946 alumnus of The Boys Republic and attributes BR with being the one place that turned his life around - For more information about The Boys Republic, visit Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:42:02 EST Beach House Property : President Obama's Vacation Home on Martha's Vineyard is on the Market As a tourist, President Obama has been a homebody trailing almost every president since John F. Kennedy in vacation days taken. Like most presidents, Obama has his favorite vacation spots. Like President Clinton and many Washington D.C. executives, President Obama and family head to Martha's Vineyard in August when high temperatures in the Capitol frequently soar past the 90s and humidity rolls in like a summer sledge hammer. One of the prettiest vacation spots for the Obama family is a private compound on Martha’s Vineyard, Chilmark Pond, with views over the pond and crashing waves on the beach, just a short row boat ride away. Chilmark is where Steven Spielberg filmed “Jaws” in 1975 and home to Obama friends Ted Danson and Mary Steenbergen. This is where the family spent eight days in August of 2013 and it is now for sale at $22.5 million. It is the most expensive listing on the island. Originally built in 1961 on ten acres, the house had a complete redesign in 2006 as a light-filled contemporary residence similar to the Obama winter vacation homes in Hawaii. A special perk for the president is the half basketball court and home gym. There is a heated infinity pool and a private boat dock on the pond as well as three beachfront lots for enjoying sand and sea. Majestically perched 120 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, the magnificent Chilmark House is an award-winning triumph of design and execution. Designed by Seattle architect Rick Sundberg, Falmouth landscape architect Steve Stimson and built by master builder Andrew Flake, the house flows continuously between interior and exterior spaces. A comfortable yet luxurious seaside retreat that celebrates panoramic ocean views of the South Shore and Chilmark Pond. This home features gracious skylights, huge windows and wonderful detail in both design and materials. Oak and radiant-heated limestone floors, marble baths, precast concrete fireplace mantles and top quality appliances support a relaxed yet sophisticated experience for residents and guests. Views from the grand entrance encompass the ocean and infinity pool. The foyer leads past an exquisitely appointed dining room to the great room with soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and an oversized wood burning fireplace. The impeccable attention to detail is highlighted in the chef's kitchen with sitting area, fireplace and custom casework. Heated infinity pool, half-basketball court, large screened porch and outdoor terraces provide a breezy and beautiful venue for all. This secluded residence and 2 bedroom guest cottage sit on 9.5 acres of wooded hillside and includes three private Atlantic Ocean beach lots accessed by boat across Chilmark Pond from your private dock. An exquisite Vineyard home! Sun, 2 Aug 2015 16:41:21 EST Car Shows, Events and Vehicles for Sale at Auctions : The Wealthy duPont Family Prep their Fine Automobiles for the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Upholding a Shared Legacy and Memories are Sparked as duPont Family Members Prepare their Fine Automobiles for Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Richard "Dicky" Riegel III, a member of the duPont family, has a strong first memory of the only duPont Model H in existence. As he and friends emerged from their first grade classroom, his grinning father awaited him in the one-of-a-kind car. "Dad's enthusiasm and love for cars was infectious," says Dicky. "Dad wasn't always a man of many words, but you wanted to be with him because you could sense how much he appreciated the vehicles he was around -- which immediately sank in to me. My early love of cars was inevitable, unavoidable." Dicky's father, the late Richard "Jerry" Riegel Jr., bought the 1931 duPont Model H Sport Phaeton in 1962, and after driving it for decades he restored it for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2005. There, it was First in Class and received the award for Most Elegant Open Car -- an award often just a step away from Best of Show. "This was one of the defining moments in my father's life -- and my mother, my sister, my wife, my son and daughter, and I were all there to share that super moment with him," says Dicky. "I can say with a high level of certainty, the Phaeton will always be a member of our family." This year Dicky returns to Pebble Beach with the same Model H, now co-owned with his son Richard. Six other duPont family members will also be bringing their elegant automobiles to the forthcoming Concours on August 16, where duPont is a featured marque. Only 537 automobiles were created by E. Paul duPont in a short twelve-year span from 1919 to 1931. About 30 remain in existence, and more than half belong to duPont descendants. Whether inheriting a legendary automobile or landing one at an auction, taking ownership of a duPont car has become a rite of passage in many of their lives. The duPonts now strive to keep the marque alive. The duPont family transformed the early automotive world in many ways. They held leadership roles that helped define the multi-tiered nature of General Motors, they saved Indian motorcycles from an early demise, and their fast-drying paints and modern fabrics decorated classic cars from a multitude of marques. Their automotive legacy continues on in the world and in the lives of many duPonts today. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:40:04 EST Car Shows, Events and Vehicles for Sale at Auctions : Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to be Broadcast Live for the First Time Ever A one-hour special featuring highlights from the Pebble Beach Concours will air on CBS Sports Network at 8:00 p.m. EST on August 26, as part of a multi-year agreement between TEN and CBS Sports Network announced earlier this year. But Wait .. the title of this post said it will be broadcast live, right? TEN will present a live broadcast of the Concours Awards Ramp Show on Sunday, August 16, airing from 1:00 p.m. PST to 5:00 p.m. PST on its new premier video destination for motorsports, Motor Trend OnDemand, and on its award-winning Motor Trend YouTube channel. "We are excited to be working with TEN to bring the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance into the homes of enthusiasts around the world," said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. "The cars on our show field deserve to be seen and celebrated by the widest possible audience." Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance announced recently that TEN: The Enthusiast Network will act as its Official Media Partner in broadcasting the awards ceremony for the 65th annual celebration of the event on August 16. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® is widely considered the most competitive event in the collector car world, featuring the most beautiful and rare cars from all over the world showcased on the famed 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links®. "The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® brings together automotive enthusiasts in a stunning celebration of automotive style and technology," said TEN CEO Scott Dickey. "We are extremely pleased to be bringing the world's premier automotive event to the world's largest automotive distribution network." Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:01:27 EST Big Garage Homes for Sale - car collector real estate : Pink and Corey Hart Selling their 5 Car Garage Malibu Beach House -- 6902 Wildlife Rd, Malibu, CA 90265 Your sanctuary awaits you at this gated Point Dume estate, complete with private beach access and coveted keys to Little Dume Beach. This one-of-a-kind property is situated with ocean-views in the cul-de-sac of one of Malibu's most desirable neighborhoods. Take in gentle breezes from the terraced backyard, relax by the oversized pool and spa, or curl up on the expansive stone veranda. With 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, an enormous master closet, guest apartment with full kitchen, 5-car garage, and a cabana, you'll find peace and luxury in every corner. Natural light abounds in the open-plan living space lined with folding glass doors and high ceilings, which seamlessly connects to the Chef's Kitchen complete with Viking appliances, two islands, two ovens, two dishwashers, and a fireplace. Lose yourself in serenity and seize this rare opportunity to make this Point Dume oasis yours. The Scuttlebutt: Three-time Grammy-winning singer Pink and her husband, retired motorcycle racer Carey Hart, have listed their Malibu retreat for sale at $13.995 million.. Set on 1.2 acres in a gated community with private beach access, the home has ocean views and breezes. Folding glass doors and high ceilings add drama and bring natural light into the open-plan interiors. Family and dining rooms, a bar, a den, an office and a guest apartment with separate kitchen are within the 6,800 square feet of space. The kitchen features two islands, two ovens, two dishwashers and a fireplace. There are six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The terraced backyard contains a stone veranda and an over-sized swimming pool with a spa. The garage has room for five cars. Pink’s latest album is "The Truth About Love" (2012) and last year’s “rose ave.” Among the 35-year-old's hits are "Get the Party Started," "Trouble" and "Missundaztood." The couple bought the property five years ago for $11.85 million. Film star Matthew McConaughey, who touts Lincolns in a series of commercials, owns the house next door. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:50:59 EST Celebrity Homes and Real Estate : Funnyman, Singer, Host: Wayne Brady is Trying to Make A Deal on his Ocean View Condo The host of TV's long running syndicated morning game show; "Let's Make A Deal" is selling his fantastic Los Angeles area beach view condo and you can buy it! Live at the ultra hip address at the Rockwell. This spectacular two story townhouse style condominium boasts: - reclaimed white oak floors, - signature exposed concrete walls, - custom chef's kitchens with Thermador appliances, - Waterworks fixtures in every bath. In addition, there is: - custom cabinetry, - marble counter tops, - Ann Sacks tile and natural stone throughout. - French doors open to terraces with ocean views, - handcrafted Moroccan cement tiles, - a built- in BBQ. The home automation system has built-in audio and lighting control along with Nest thermostat and private security system. The semi-private resident elevator leads to secure underground parking and individual storage units. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:15:19 EST Celebrity Homes and Real Estate : Former Marlon Brando Hollywood Hills House For Sale About This Listing: This meticulously maintained Paul Williams masterpiece estate has great architectural integrity and amazing traditional details. The property was Marlon Brando’s primary residence for many years. Later, the property became a Yoga Center known as the LA Yoga IYI. Members of the center included Stacy Keach, Tina Louise, Carole King, and James Taylor. The property was also home to several other celebrities including David Carradine and Barbara Hershey as well as Frank Zappa. Gated and private, this estate sits on over 2/3 of an acre. The main level includes the master suite and three additional bedrooms, dining room, living room, sunroom, deck and an updated chefs kitchen with Viking appliances. The lower level includes two guest suites and large family room, which opens to a park like backyard. The outdoor area includes a private pool with two large grassy areas on either side, BBQ area, bamboo forest and sports court. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The scuttlebutt: A Hollywood Hills house that was once Oscar-winning actor Marlon Brando’s primary residence is for sale at $3.495 million.. The meticulously maintained Paul Williams-designed home retains its architectural integrity and the traditional details for which the one-time architect-to-the-stars was known. The house, built in 1939, became the site of many Hollywood parties after Brando took up residency in the 1950s. The history of the property includes a stint as a yoga center whose members included actor Stacy Keach, actress Tina Louise and singers Carole King and James Taylor. Over the years, the more than 4,000-square-foot house has also been home to such celebrities as “Kung Fu” series actor David Carradine and rock star guitarist Frank Zappa. Gated and private, the estate encompasses more than two-thirds of an acre. The main level includes living and dining rooms, the master suite and three additional bedrooms, a sun room and an updated kitchen with a high ceiling and a skylight. A bookshelf in the study swings open to reveal a hidden room, a feature Williams often included in his Prohibition-era designs. A lower level has two guest suites and a family room that opens to a park-like backyard with a barbecue area, a bamboo forest and a sports court. Lawns flank the swimming pool. Brando, who died in 2004 at 80, won Academy Awards for “The Godfather” (1972) and “On the Waterfront” (1954). He is remembered for such films as “Apocalypse Now” (1979), “Last Tango in Paris” (1972) and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), which he also starred in on Broadway. His empathetic and realistic performances of working-class characters were credited with transforming the art of acting. The property last sold in 2006 for $2.15 million. Courtesy of: Joe Babajian of Rodeo Realty Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:29:39 EST Celebrity Homes and Real Estate : Joan River's New York City Penthouse Sold Faster after She Died The word is out. The New York City penthouse of the late comedian and talk show host Joan Rivers has sold for 4 million less than it's asking price of $28MM. Unfortunately, this place that had been on and off the market since at least 2009 didn't sell until after Joan has passed away. Did this create a higher level of interest in her place? It could be because it is a known fact that things produced by or belonging to celebrities gain value after they die. -------------------------------------------------------------- The Upper East Side residence, near Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, encompasses the top three floors of a 1903 mansion converted to condos in the 1930s. Many of the original Gilded Age architectural details were restored during Rivers' ownership. The resulting palace-like interiors are opulent and can accommodate grand-scale entertaining. A ballroom and music room with Louis XIV-inspired decor, for example, feature 23-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, antique paneling and columns, tall windows and two fireplaces. The penthouse also has more intimate spaces among its 11 rooms, such as a wood-paneled library with a fireplace and curved windows that look out on one of the penthouse's two terraces. French doors off the dining room open to the other terrace. A second-floor mezzanine overlooks the ballroom and music room. The master bedroom suite and separate two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest quarters with a living room and kitchen are within the 5,100 square feet of living space. Views take in Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Rivers, who died last year at 81, gained notice in the 1960s as a guest on "The Tonight Show." Two decades later she went on to host "The Late Show With Joan Rivers" and "The Joan Rivers Show." She co-hosted "Fashion Police" from 2010 to 2014. Leighton Candler of Corcoran Group was the listing agent. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 21:32:21 EST Celebrity Homes and Real Estate : Steven Spielberg's Latest Blockbuster is a $21-million Malibu Broad Beach Home Sale Sold for $21,000,000 on June 5, 2015 in an off MLS deal .. Rare Realty can do the same thing for you! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stunning Craftsman on double lot furnished with the ultimate taste and style. The property offers a private pool, movie theater, 4 bedrooms down, 3 bedrooms up plus sitting room and a generous Master Suite with a library and massage room overlooking the ocean. Two bedroom guest house and an additional bonus space, great for a gym/studio. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has sold his oceanfront compound in Malibu for $21 million in an off-market deal that played out outside of the Multiple Listing Service. Fronting 144 feet on Broad Beach, the property occupies more than an acre in the celebrity-centric area. The Craftsman-inspired main house, built in 1992, spans two stories with formal living and dining rooms, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in 7,237 square feet of living space. A massage room and a home theater are among the amenities. Outdoors, a courtyard with a swimming pool and spa sits adjacent to the main house, while meandering paths lead down to the breakwater. Elsewhere on the grounds is a guesthouse with two additional bedrooms. Spielberg, 68, acquired the two-parcel property in separate transactions in 1989 and 2000 totaling about $6.575 million. In recent years, the home was floated as a summer lease for $125,000 a month. The legendary director-producer-screenwriter is known for such iconic films as "Jaws," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Jurassic Park." He has twice won an Academy Award for best director — for "Schindler's List" (1993) and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998). Among Spielberg's upcoming projects is "Bridge of Spies," due out later this year. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 21:05:24 EST Celebrity Homes and Real Estate : Mike Meyers Soho Condo for sale - 72 Mercer Street, Unit PHW, New York, NY 10012 Comedian Mike Myers is selling his duplex in New York’s Soho neighborhood, according to listing agent Leonard Steinberg of Compass. Located in a Mercer street condo building, the roughly 4,200-square-foot, three-bedroom penthouse is on the six and seventh floors, connected by a stairway topped by a large skylight. Mr. Steinberg said the actor chose the home because of its 14-foot-high ceilings and because the building is one floor higher than most of the surrounding structures, so the penthouse has open views. Mr. Myers added built-in bookshelves accessed by a ladder and a custom sound system. On the roof, a private landscaped terrace has a shaded dining area, and is illuminated and irrigated, with trees and climbing roses. The penthouse is on the sixth and seventh floors of a Mercer street condo building. “Austin Powers” fans may be disappointed—Mr. Steinberg said the apartment has few traces of Mr. Myers’s various comedic personas. “You would think it would be an Austin Powers shagadelic pad,” he said, “but it’s a very elegant, tasteful home.” According to public documents, Mr. Myers closed on the unit in 2007, paying about $7.9 million. Mr. Steinberg, who represented Mr. Myers in purchasing the unit, said the actor bought it preconstruction from the developer and is selling because it “was just time for a change—he has been there almost 10 years.” Mr. Myers wasn’t available for comment. Mr. Myers, who wrote and starred in the “Austin Powers” and “Wayne’s World” movies, recently signed a two-year television deal with HBO. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:59:41 EST