The Castle – 325 S. Bunker Hill Avenue – On Bunker Hill

The most haunting image of old Bunker Hill’s final days depicts a fenced off Victorian mansion awaiting its doom with “progress” looming in the background in the form of the Downtown’s first skyscraper, the Union Bank Building. The residence, affectionately known for years as “the Castle” and located at 325 S. Bunker Hill Avenue, was one of two residences on the Hill to escape the wrecking ball, only to meet an even more tragic end.

Located on Lot 16, Block L of the Mott Tract, … (View original article)

Maha Shivaratri: Security tightened around Moti Doongri Shiva temple in Jaipur

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Academy Awards 2017: From Hollywood History to La La Land at the Chateau Marmont

La La Land’s singing and dancing stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone may be center stage in the Oscar-nominated film, but movie history buffs (and Angelenos) likely noticed another small but significant cameo right at the end when, ahem, the big thing happens. (No spoilers here.)

The Chateau Marmont, Hollywood’s most infamous hotel, makes an appearance, as the final real-life Los Angeles location featured in the film, which has been called a love letter to the city. But it’s not simpl… (View original article)

The Australian couple restoring an 18th century French chateau – Domain

When Perth couple Karina and Craig Waters hired a car and headed on a scenic drive towards the Pyrenees, they weren’t seriously expecting to buy an 18th century, 96-room chateau.

After all, what business would an Australian taxation accountant and a neurological surgeon have in pouring their blood, sweat and savings into a French historical monument with the same protection status as the Eiffel Tower?

In fact, one of the couple’s old friends, a Frenchwoman, had expressly for… (View original article)

Real Estate: Inside St. Croix’s $15 Million Fairytale Castle | Real Estate

Real Estate: Inside St. Croix’s $15 Million Fairytale Castle

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Castle of St. Croix

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Castle of St. Croix

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Castle of St. Croix

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Castle of St. Croix

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Castle of St. Croix

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Want to invest like Warren Buffett? You could buy his $11M Laguna Beach home | National Post

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett may have walked away from a recent bid for Unilever and dumped most of his Walmart shares but this move is personal. He’s selling the California home he bought in 1971. Naturally, he expects to see a return on his $150,000 investment and is asking $11 million for the Laguna Beach house.

Homes and cottages we’d love to have — whether we can afford them or not

Key details:
• 3,500 sq. ft.
• 6 bedrooms, 7 baths
• $11 million
• Bill … (View original article)

Inside a $100 million Beverly Hills mansion

It’s not as well-known as Rodeo Drive or Wilshire Boulevard, but North Hillcrest Road is quietly becoming the hottest street in a town synonymous with wealth — Beverly Hills.

In the hills at the end of North Hillcrest sits a cul-de-sac now known as “Billionaire’s Row.” That’s where real estate developer Nile Niami has built his latest $100 million creation. The nine-figure spec home, called “Opus,” provides a rare opportunity to own a property on this exclusive street.

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Why Hollywood Stars Have Flocked to Switzerland’s Gstaad Palace for 60 Years | Pret-a-Reporter

A look back at the legendary Swiss retreat as its nightclub (still a Kardashian-free zone) — where Madonna, Salma and Princess Diana partied — turns 45.

In 2014, Julie Andrews, who was among the first movie stars to descend on Gstaad in the 1960s, proclaimed it “the last paradise in a crazy world.” And while the planet only has gotten crazier since then, the idyllic Swiss ski village, 58 miles east from Geneva, whose slogan is “Come up — slow down,” remains an unspoiled, understa… (View original article)

103.4 Sun FM – News – Hylton Castle plans for the future

8:29am 21st February 2017
(Updated 8:44am 21st February 2017)

The plans for the future of an iconic Wearside building is on public display.

The future vision for Hylton Castle and its grounds will be on show at the Bunnyhill Centre.

Wearsiders will be able to talk to the project team, voice their opinions and see the new look for yourself, as plans to rejuvenate the site take place.

Sunderland Councillor Denny Wilson is involved with the restoration.<... (View original article)

Luxury haven retreat to take place in Bellingham Castle next month – Talk of the Town

Carpe Diem, a boutique haven retreat, will take place in the exclusive location of Bellingham Castle from Thursday March 2nd to Friday March third.

This two day and one night retreat will allow you to re-energise your body mind and soul in a luxurious, all-inclusive, fun filled escape with yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Wholesome food and a cookery demonstration will also be included.

To sign up is €299 for a room with single occupancy or €275 per person sha… (View original article)