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'Bellagio La Villa,' Australian Mega Mansion, Going on the Auction Block

Things you can get at an auction: A 27,415-square-foot mansion in Queensland, Australia, with horse stables. And a gym. And a heated indoor swimming pool and spa. That's a pretty awesome auction. This 44-acre estate, dubbed the "Bellagio La Villa," seems to be the subject of a nasty split: Owners Paul and Viki Sweeney,... Continue Reading »

'Gold Coast' Mansion in Old Brookville, N.Y., Has Super-Awesome Foyer (House of the Day)

This home is the winner of last week's #housepornthurs, a weekly Twitter conversation hosted by @aolrealestate in partnership with Curbed.com. (See Curbed's #housepornthurs feature here.) Tweet listings to AOL Real Estate with the hashtag #housepornthurs every Thursday for a chance to have one of your submissions featured... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: 'Gold Coast' Colonial in Mint Condition

This enormous $12 million Colonial in Sands Point, Long Island, exudes prestige to passing yachts piloted by New York hedge fund barons and bankers on weekend booze cruises. Stretching along its three-acre share of the "Gold Coast," the 7,700 square-foot Colonial mansion, 40 minutes or so west of Wall Street, offers... Continue Reading »

Jeff Garlin Buys Chicago Condo for $592K

Comedian Jeff Garlin didn't bother to curb his enthusiasm for a 1,500-square-foot condominium on Chicago's Gold Coast when he plunked down $592,000 for the unit on east Elm Street, less than a block from Lake Michigan, Blockshopper reported this past week. The Chicago native, who is a Second City theater alumnus, is best... Continue Reading »

Nate Berkus Lists Chicago Condo for $2.65M

Interior designer Nate Berkus is trying to sell his 3,980-square-foot condo on Chicago's Gold Coast for $2.65 million, which would prove quite a return on investment since this 39-year-old paid only $500,000 for it in 2003. "While the market has had it's share of ups and downs over the past few years, I think we're seeing... Continue Reading »

Long Island Mansions on Sale: Live Like Gatsby

Attention Gatsby wannabes: If you always hankered after a waterfront mansion or storied estate home on Long Island's glitzy North Shore -- the Gold Coast that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" -- it might be time to buy. A growing number of mega-size homes, in neighborhoods famous for their seclusion,... Continue Reading »

Jamie Dimon Sells Chicago Mansion After Slashing Price in Half

It took three years and at least four price offerings, but JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon has finally sold his four-story mansion on Chicago's Gold Coast, and for under $6.95 million -- less than half of its original list price. The price on the 13,500-square-foot property, which first went on the market at... Continue Reading »

Chicago Home Sales Up for 6 Months! (and Other Good News)

Well, good news for everyone except JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Here's what's happening: Reversing consecutive weeks of mostly dismal housing news, Chicago got word this week that home sales leaped 45 percent in March compared to last year. However, median home prices continue to fall. This marks the sixth straight month... Continue Reading »

Chicago Insider: Trader Adam Kress

Options trader Adam Kress tells us why Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, with its proximity to the beach, people watching and top rib spot is his ideal neighborhood. Name, Age, Occupation: Adam Kress, 31, Options Trader, Chicago Board of Trade Neighborhood: The Gold Coast, Chicago Abode: Two-bedroom rental... Continue Reading »

Has Greenwich Got Its Groove Back?

It's home to hedge funders, CEOs, and boldface bigwigs galore. But until Wall Street bonuses were back, real estate just wasn't the same in gilded Greenwich, Conn. But has the housing market in the jewel of Connecticut's Gold Coast really recovered as dramatically as has been recently reported? Greenwich, an old-money... Continue Reading »

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