Category Archives: Homes of the rich and famous

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s house on the market


Sarah Jessica Parker and her lovely husband Matthew Broderick (or Ferris for friends) have done quite the house flip. They put down $18.995 million for a Greenwich Village Redstone townhouse and now put it back on the market for $24.995 million. That is quite the increase and would make for a lovely profit to enhance their already comfortable means…. There’s some debate as to what exactly they did with the place as even the art in the pictures is the same from an original listing back in 2009, but it sure looks nice enough to me!

SJP’ townhouse Greenwich Village

 

Interior shots of Sarah Jessica parker’s house flip

More interior shots of Sarah Jessica Parker’s house flip

The floor plans show that there are 7 bedrooms, including one in the garden room right by the kitchen. Great for a maid or au-pair! 5 full, and 3 half baths make for enough to not to worry about standing in line in the morning. The kitchen looks great. But the two back bedrooms on the third floor look odd to say the least. The entire fourth floor is reserved for the master bed, bath and his-n-hers walk in wardrobes.

 

 

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$480.000.000 London home for sale.


I checked by bank accounts but am short about $479.999.999. Pity, because otherwise I could have afforded this lovely little pied-a-terre in posh Kensington, London that’s on the market for 300 million GBP…. It’s got 45 bedrooms spread out over a total of 7 stories and boasts a view of London’s Hyde Park. It was owned by Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the deceased Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Now as we all know sultans and such are famous for their understated class and sense of style…NOT! So no surprise that this house is whispered to be decorated with gold leaf.. Classy right?

$480.000.000 home in London’s Hyde Park

Have a yabbadabbadoo time in this house in Malibu!


Had to post this. It’s been done before for sure, or at least contemplated, and I still think the architects of Maison Bulles in Théoule-sur-Mer France were inspired by the Flinstones, or possibly the Jetsons. But never have I seen a house so in keep with the theme as this one. It’s in Malibu, off course it is. TV host Dick Clark  decided to put it on the market shortly before his death in April this year. My guess is that the asking price of ‘only’ $3,500,000 is because it is not everybody’s taste. Cause if it is, and you’re rich, than the house with its magical ocean views is yours for a price well under what the neighbours paid!

For more check this post on Homeadore.com

Floor plans of famous TV homes by Brandi Roberts and Inaki Aliste Lizarralde


Artists Brandi Roberts and  Inaki Aliste Lizarralde draw the floor plans of TV homes. For example Eddie Monsoon’s townhouse from Absolutely Fabulous; the Golden Girls’ Miami bungalow, Frasier’s Seattle apartment , the NYC apartments from SATC, Friends and the Big Bang Theory and the offices of Stirling Cooper Draper Pryce.

Inaki Aliste Lizarralde’s floor plan of Friends apartments

Inaki Aliste Lizarralde’s floor plan of Carrie’s apartment in SATC

Brandi Roberts sells the prints as art. In her own words:

“Fantasy Floor plans was born out of my love of drawing, pop culture and TV. My hand-drawn floor plans merge Pop Art with celebrity to make art that doesn’t just entertain, but captures the evolution of the American TV home over the last seven decades”.

I hear her! Many times have I tried to imagine the lay-out of Monica and Rachel’s great flat. or the lush place of Frasier in the show of the same name. Or come to think of it, the bungalow of the Golden Girls…. I even considered drawing them out myself on more than one occasion.

Brandi Roberts floor plan of Golden Girls bungalow

But as much as I love this idea, I immediately noticed some errors. I know I know,  jealous much? But may I?

Saffron’s room in Ab Fab for instance… There are several scenes where it is clear that her door is in the middle of the room. Also, the room is in between at least two other rooms as there are also scenes with people passing her room. And Serge’s room is drawn at the left end of the hallway while in the scene where Eddy is considering knocking down the wall it is clear the room is immediately next to hers and the hallway leads straight into the door. But still, what a great idea and damn her for beating me to it……

Brandi Roberts floor plan of Absolutely Fabulous

videotour of NYC’s most expensive penthouse at $100 million


Not sure how the Dutch saying ‘Baas boven baas’ translates to English, but the $65 million apartment in an earlier post has met its match. The penthouse in the video below is on the market for $100 million… the most expensive listing the city has ever seen….

Famous Wisseloord Studio’s restyled by the Huizenfee


Remember my earlier post about ‘De Huizenfee‘, the Home Fairy? She recently sent me these pictures of her work in the famous Wisseloord Studio’s in Hilversum, the Netherlands. These studio’s were set up by Philips in 1978 to record albums for their record label. Many famous people made use of the facilities including Elton John, ELO, The Rolling Stones, the Police and the late Michael Jackson. The studio recently underwent big renovations and that called for a new interior too. De Huizenfee and her magic wand were called to decorate. An architect provided the blank slate. Ikea, vintage design, one off’s and some amazing pieces from the old interior, together with the magic touch of de Huizenfee provided the ingredients for the final result. Great work!

The White Lounge at Wisseloord Studio’s. Styling by de Huizenfee

The Blue Lounge at Wisseloord Studio’s. Styling by de Huizenfee

Claire Danes’ NYC loft for sale


Gotta love her style in both fashion and interior design. Brainy Claire Danes has put her 3500 plus square feet loft on the market for a little under $6.000.000. I love the boho chic design but am not sure I like the kitchen. And I guess I find the floor plan a bit too much sitting/living and too little spare rooms. And for this kind of money I’d expect a balcony at least!