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Russian Princess Kristina Kovalenko Puts NYC Condo Up for Sale (House of the Day)

Kristina Kovalenko, princess of the tiny Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria (don't worry, it's not just you; we've never heard of it either), sure knows how to live like royalty in America. She's just put her posh New York City condo on the market, and it's worth every penny of the $8 million asking price. Well,... Continue Reading »

Not Your Typical California Beach House (House of the Day)

We at AOL Real Estate are partial to beach houses that are non-traditional, so naturally, this one caught our fancy. With its boxy, ultramodern exterior, out-of-this-world sculptures, glass light fixtures, starship entryways and other futuristic and quirky decor (is that a couch and loveseat made from car parts?), this... Continue Reading »

Chateau d'Or in Bel Air: 'Majestic' Mansion Now Selling at a Discount (House of the Day)

We've featured some fairly majestic mansions in the past. But none of them live up to what this listing calls the "incomparably majestic" Chateau d'Or in Bel Air, Calif. But perhaps "majesty" isn't a term everyone would agree with. In a previous article about this 15-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion, Curbed called it a... Continue Reading »

$1.4 Million Mansion in Houston Is an Architectural Enigma (House of the Day)

This mansion in Houston is one of the weirdest things we've ever seen: It's like someone took pieces of a classic, stately chateau and an uber-modern spread and smashed them together. The listing calls the home "masterfully re-imagined," but as our friends at Curbed put it, that would be "totally accurate if said master... Continue Reading »

'Big Apple' Livin' in Paris (House of the Day)

We clearly love swanky European pads, and we think this one can awaken you from your gluttonous, Thanksgiving weekend-induced stupor. Located in Paris, this flat has got stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, as well as gorgeous latticed rooftop gardens, an intriguing mix of contemporary and vintage decor -- and what our... Continue Reading »

Idaho Ranch's Natural Attractions Include National Park, View of Grand Tetons  (House of the Day)

This property is a dream come true for anyone who loves the outdoors. The 5-acre ranch, located in Ashton, Idaho, comes complete with a four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom log home. Equestrians should be especially excited about this home. For $795,000 you not only get one of the most rustically attractive log cabins we've seen,... Continue Reading »

'Villa Della Pace' Boasts Picturesque Pool and Panoramas in Kentfield, Calif. (House of the Day)

A second #housepornthurs victory goes to @PacUnion (Pacific Union International) for tweeting this mind-blowing California villa. The runner-up was a listing submitted by @Ryan_Estately (of the Estately blog). Perched over Phoenix Lake and Mt. Tamalpais, "Villa Della Pace," listed for $11.495 million, boasts... Continue Reading »

French Chateau Lists for $32 Million After Resort Plans Fall Through (House of the Day)

Happy Monday, all! Not sure about you guys, but the past week's been pretty rough, and we sort of wish we were in the European countryside somewhere. Sipping, perhaps, on a glass of pinot noir and basking in the golden French soleil -- maybe in the sprawling, 300-acre backyard of this stunning French chateau in idyllic... Continue Reading »

Calvin Klein's Former New York City Duplex Penthouse Hits Market at $35 Million (House of the Day)

The New York City duplex penthouse formerly owned by designer Calvin Klein has hit the market for $35 million. The apartment, currently owned by ex-record exec Steve Gottlieb, overlooks iconic Central Park and has been largely unused for years. The glass cube home has undergone several changes, most notably when Klein... Continue Reading »

Alicia Keys to Buy Eddie Murphy's $15 Million Home? (House of the Day)

Funnyman Eddie Murphy's stunning Englewood, N.J., mansion has been on the market for a while, at a serious asking price of $14.9 million. We've had our eye on this sweet piece of real estate for years -- what with its two-lane bowling alley, racquetball court, indoor swimming pool pavilion, wooden spa and elevators.... Continue Reading »

'Rock Star Home' in Petaluma Can Party Hearty (House of the Day)

A stand-out #housepornthurs submission from @FHAllenRealtors, this geometrically captivating residence is hailed as a "rock star modern home" on its listing. We see no reason to disagree. The enchanting mansion nestles into a hillside perch in Petaluma, Calif., that's blanketed with trees and vegetation. Flaunting a... Continue Reading »

Historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia Offers a Home for the Ages (House of the Day)

Congrats to @GBRSportingClub for submitting this week's #housepornthurs winner! And a shout-out to runner-up @cbrci (Coldwell Banker RCI) for throwing their hat in the ring as well! One of a cluster of luxury homes at Greenbrier Resort, this mountain home faces the third-hole fairway of The Greenbrier golf course. The... Continue Reading »

Stella McCartney's Notting Hill Home: 'Blah and Bland'? (House of the Day)

Stella McCartney, the daughter of Beatles great Paul McCartney, is famous for her sense of style. In fact, the fashion bigwig's company designed the gear of Team Great Britain for the Olympics, according to Time magazine. That makes the attention her London townhouse has recently received somewhat ironic: The apartment... Continue Reading »

Renoir's Former Paris Home (House of the Day)

Have you ever seen a celebrity's home and thought, "Of course they'd live there"? This was exactly our reaction when we laid eyes on the former Paris home of iconic Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Located in the artist's hub that is Montmartre, it is exactly how we'd imagine the master painter's home to look... Continue Reading »

Manhattan Penthouse Boasts Sleek Loft Layout and Stunning City Views (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 »

A Custom-Built Mansion in Riverside, Calif. (House of the Day)

Ever had the need for a bank vault in your home? No? Oh, guess that's why this place isn't selling. As it turns out, living in a completely customized house might be super cool for you, but not necessarily for anyone else. This 14,500-square-foot "palatial" home sitting on 10 acres in Riverside, Calif., has a... Continue Reading »

New Jersey Home's Swimming Pool Is in the Living Room (House of the Day)

Now we've seen some crazy homes (ones with slides, zeppelins, dolls hanging from the ceiling, you name it), but our heart still skips a beat when we see a swimming pool where it shouldn't be. In this case, it's smack in the middle of this gorgeous living room in Saddle River, N.J. Look at that thing: It may be... Continue Reading »

Sag Harbor Lighthouse Home Is a Waterfront Hamptons Beauty (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 »

Jennifer Lopez's Old Miami Beach Home on the Market (House of the Day)

Every time we see a home owned or formerly owned by one Miss Jennifer Lopez, we find it harder and harder to imagine that she's still "Jenny From the Block." This newly-listed $40 million Miami Beach mansion, for example, which she sold to health-care entrepreneur Mark Gainor in 2005, is but another example of just how... Continue Reading »

Ex-Owners of Brock Candy, of Gummy Bears Fame, Put Montana Ranch on Market (House of the Day)

This gorgeous, monstrous cabin in the woods gives new meaning to the term "eye candy." Known as Knob & Kettle Ranch and nestled in the Blackfoot Valley in Ovando, Mont., the sprawling home is owned by Pat and Nina Brock, who used to head the Brock Candy Co., which introduced the beloved gummy bears and gummy worms... Continue Reading »

Kate Winslet's NYC Penthouse for Rent for $30,000 a Month (House of the Day)

Now you can enjoy the "eternal sunshine" that Kate Winslet did in her elegant duplex penthouse in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. The actress recently acquired the penthouse apartment from ex-husband Sam Mendes, and now she's renting it out for $30,000 a month. With a 1,700-square-foot roof terrace and oversize... Continue Reading »

A Water Park Is This Boulder City, Nev., Home's Biggest Splash (House of the Day)

An oasis in the desert city of Boulder City, Nev., this foreclosed property has the best outdoor feature we've ever seen: its own water park. A lazy river, a 20-foot diving pool and a waterslide are just a few of the awesomely fun things that you can find in the backyard of this home. But if you don't want to get your... Continue Reading »

Jeffrey Dahmer's Former Home in Akron, Ohio, on the Market for $329,000 (House of the Day)

Flanked by towering trees and wildflowers and nestled in the lush woodlands of Akron, Ohio, this stunning three-bedroom ranch looks like the perfect getaway home ... but behind its pretty doors lies a gruesome history. It's also the place where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer lived and claimed his first victim in 1978. (It... Continue Reading »

Bedford, N.Y., Home Offers Luxury in Bucolic Setting (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 »

Beyonce and Jay-Z's Hamptons Rental (House of the Day)

Hollywood powerhouse couple Jay-Z and Beyonce are usually way ahead of the pack. From pioneering the raciest new fashion trends to buying hot new basketball teams, this duo's got the inside track on anything that's even halfway cool -- except this house. We had our greedy eyes on this ridiculously over-the-top... Continue Reading »

Manhattan's $100 Million Octagonal Triplex Penthouse (House of the Day)

What can you get for $100 million? How about an Airbus A320 Neo commercial airliner, the annual expenditures of the Republic of Palau, all the jewelry sold on the Home Shopping Network in a year or two tons of gold? If none of those interest you, there's always this triplex penthouse in New York City -- the Big Apple's... Continue Reading »

Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Hills Estate: Room for the Entire Entourage (House of the Day)

Actor, producer and former rapper Mark Wahlberg is again attempting to unload his Beverly Hills Estate, this time listing it for $12.995 million, down from the almost $16 million that the star of "The Fighter" listed it for in 2008. The home is nothing short of stunning. Clearly customized for Wahlberg's many talents... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Tiburon, Calif., Home Overlooks San Francisco Bay, With Great Sights Inside Too

We love the Bay Area. It's almost impossible not to. And clearly you do too, judging by the sheer amount of Bay Area submissions we get on #housepornthurs (oh you didn't know? Join the conversation on Twitter!). This house in particular, tweeted to us by FHA Realtors, caught our eye and it's not hard to see why. Boasting... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Kelly Clarkson Puts Her Texas Ranch on the Market for $1.495 Million

By Erika Riggs Singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson could live anywhere in the United States, but since her "American Idol" win in 2002, her primary residence has been in Mansfield, Texas, just 25 minutes outside of Burleson, where she grew up. However, it looks like Clarkson is ready to spread her wings: She has put... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Lush Phoenix Home Where Every Bedroom Has a Private Courtyard

We know Valentine's Day is long gone, but this heart-flutteringly romantic adobe villa in Phoenix has us longing for a little lovin'. From its lush, rose-flanked grounds and ivy-covered columns to its intimate, sun-kissed rooms and whimsical antique chandeliers, it evokes Old World European, days-gone-by romance.... Continue Reading »


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