Category Archives: Homes of the rich and famous

Infinity Pools


Not sure what the weather is doing where you all are, but here it is HOT! We are experiencing temperatures we haven’t experienced in a long time. It makes me want to take a swim! So for all of you in hot weather; here some images to help you cool off. The best infinity pools I could find online.

Marina Bay Sands pool, Singapore

Rangali island Infinity Pool

Santorini Grace, Greece

Resort Pool Ubud Bali, Indonesia

 

Phuket Thailand pool

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The Rotting Rothschild Mansion in Paris


The Rothschild family is one of the richest families in the world. They are so rich, that if they decide to close their Swiss accounts, Switzerland would be plunged into a recession. I don’t know this for a fact obviously, but I love quoting Absolutely Fabulous.

The family apparently has enough wealth to leave a home in a prime Paris location rot away. Just 5 miles from the famous Notre Dame, in the Edmond de Rotschild park, is the Chateau Rotschild. Or what once was the chateau. Shrubbery, graffiti and decay have taken over long since.

 

Chateau Rotschild in decay in Paris

Source: Messynessychic.com

 

Stunning bathtub views from 432 Park Avenue New York City; the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere


It has yet to be completed, but the artists impressions alone make for a big wow. 432 Park Avenue in New York’s swanky midtown area will be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere once completed in 2015. Yes, that’s right, 2015. All images below are rendered images of what the building will, and interior could look like. The views will be hard to beat, that’s for sure. But I’m already dizzy with vertigo just THINKING of taking a bath there, so not for me.

images © dbox for CIM Group and Macklowe Properties

432 Park Avenue

Bathroom view in 432 Park Avenue

Artists impression 432 Park Avenue

Ginnifer Goodwin’s Hollywood Home in Elle Magazine


She might not be a household name yet, but she must be doing something right to afford a pied-a-terre in Whitley Heights. This small enclave nestled between the Hollywood Hills was once home to Charlie Chaplin. Ginnifer recently opened her doors to a team of Elle Magazine to show her home. The house is quite modest, and the views are nothing to boast about, but it sure looks very charming and inviting. I have always been a big fan of Hollywood Regency style. In this case it might be a bit too girly for my liking, but nonetheless; chapeau! Design firm Nickey Kehoe was responsible for the decorating.

Ginnifer Goodwin’s home in Elle Magazine. I love the rug in the kitchen!

Ginnifer Goodwin’s home in Elle Magazine

Ginnifer Goodwin’s living room. I like the ottoman and Picasso-esque painting. I would have added a bit more contrast on the fire-place as the shape sort of asks for it.

sources:
Hookedonhouses
Elle Magazine

Green Goblin’s Penthouse from Spiderman for sale


I haven’t seen the movie, but sure like this place! The penthouse in NYC’s Windsor Tower served as the home for Willem Dafoe in his role as the Green Goblin in the Spiderman movies. It just hit the market this week with a moderate $1.595 million price tag. It sounds like a lot, but keep in mind this is NYC and a pretty decent location to boot. The ceilings are gorgeous too at 18-feet and floor-to-ceiling dramatic windows. The house further features a fire-place, wooden floors and a private terrace. And off course the legitimate right to brag. “Guess where I live…”

Green Goblin’s penthouse in NYC

 

I love the mezzanine!

I quite like the decor too with the bright fuchsia pink pillows on those Biedermeier-esque chairs. I once brought home pillow covers in the same hue but my significant other was less thrilled with them then I was. Maybe after seeing this he’ll agree to give them another chance. They match really well with antiques!

Great lay-out too. Stairs to the roof terrace conveniently located by the kitchen. I’d prefer one extra bedroom through. But hey, can’t have it all!

Green Goblin’s penthouse

Images courtesy of ny.curbed.com and nydailynews.com

 

Nate Berkus Chicago abode not selling well…


A little over a year after it was featured right here on Homevoyeurs.com, Mr Berkus further reduced the price of his Chicago apartment to $1,890,000. Still hefty, but considering its original asking price of $2,650,000, a pretty decent discount! I absolutely love the style of Nate Berkus, which was obvious from my post last year. For a high-profile designer, he changed very little since, as I do believe these are newer pictures. But when it’s right, it’s right, and boy is it ever.

Nate Berkus’ Chicago Condo

Inspired? You might like these books by Mr Berkus, for sale in the Homevoyeurs.com webshop!

The Things that Matter, by Nate Berkus

The Things that Matter, by Nate Berkus

 

 

Home Rules, by Nate Berkus

Home Rules, by Nate Berkus

Roof with a view


Manhattan roof terrace with a spectacular view. Photographer unknown