BUSINESS BEAT: Victorian Villa begins 36th year | News | WTVB

Thursday, December 29, 2016 8:57 a.m. EST

by Justin Lopshire

UNION CITY, MI (WTVB) – With the start of the new year, the Victorian Villa Inn in Union City will be starting its 36th year of business.

The Inn opened for business in January of 1982 after the mansion was purchased in 1978 by the Gibson Family.

When it was bought, the 1876 mansion had seen its better days during private ownership. It took four years of rehabilitation work before it was restored … (View original article)

Sleep Inside David Bowie’s 7-Bedroom Mustique Villa

By Nicolle Monico
Nov. 2nd, 2016

Photos Credit: Mustique Company

This year we lost one of the greatest musicians and innovators of our time with the passing of David Bowie. While his legacy lives on, we can’t help but miss catching glimpses of his otherworldly life. Thankfully, for fans of the English singer, there is still a way to get an up-close-and-personal tour of his creative and mysterious existence: his seven-bedroom villa.
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The world’s most expensive villa once owned by King Leopold II goes on sale | Daily Mail Online

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The most expensive house in the world is going on sale for up to €1billion (£860million) in the south of France.

The opulent address in the billionaire’s playground of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is currently owned by Suzanne Marnier-Lapostolle, a member of the illustrious Grand Marnier dynasty who is keen to ‘downsize’.  

Claims ‘The Cedars’ mansion is on the market comes as the country stru… (View original article)

Lisbon villa contains swimming pool, glass lift and vertical garden and on sale for £1.3m | Daily Mail Online

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Guaranteed to make your neighbours green with envy, this eccentric house with a garden covering its outside walls could be yours.

The modern urban home, which is for sale for €1,575,000 (£1,313,797) with luxury estate agents Fine & Country, lies in the prestigious area of Estrela in the Portuguese capital Lisbon.

And it certainly makes the most of the packed streets and alleys with an e… (View original article)

Dubai villa fit for an episode of Footballers’ Wives | The National

Whoever buys this secluded mansion, surrounded by lush gardens on the outskirts of the city, can have all of the trappings needed for a Dubai magnate.

The completely rebuilt six-bedroom, 11-bathroom villa in Al Barari, a private housing complex aimed at the super wealthy, is on the market for a cool Dh50 million.

For the right price, property broker Luxhabitat says the seller will also throw in a Range Rover, a Porsche and a Rolls-Royce Ghost.

The house also comes … (View original article)

This $28.5M Villa Is San Francisco’s Most Expensive Listing | Celebrity Net Worth

The San Francisco real estate market just got a little bit bigger, with the most expensive property in the city recently joining the league of luxury estates for sale – and it can be yours for $28.5 million.

The magnificent spectacle of property, located at 2820 Scott Street in one of the nation’s most expensive cities to live in, takes the title of single most expensive home in the city from another high-end listing, the $25 million Beaux Arts mansion at 2250 Vallejo in Pacific Hei… (View original article)

Pricespotter: How much for this Magnolia Mediterranean villa? – Curbed Seattle

PriceSpotter is Curbed’s asking price guessing game. We provide you with some details and pictures from a real estate listing, and you take a crack at the price in the comments. Tomorrow we reveal the answer. And hey, no cheating!

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What Is It?: 3-BR, 3-bath Mediterranean-themed mansion in Magnolia’s Lawton Wood community. Home Square Footage: 4,760 sf. Taxes: $31,618 The Skinny: This magnificent-looking Mediterranean Villa home sits atop 110 feet of northwest… (View original article)

Pompeii’s Villa of Mysteries at risk of collapse

In addition to the vibrations from the Vesuvius light railway commuter trains, which ferry tourists to Pompeii from Naples, the protective structure around the villa, built in armoured cement, wood and steel 50 years ago is threatened by its own weight and water ingress.

The alarm about the Villa’s security first was raised four years ago when a heavy wooden beam in the roof covering its colonnaded interior courtyard collapsed, leading many rooms to be closed at the time.

“We… (View original article)

What’s Haute: Heat Up Your Summer in Saint-Tropez

Our comprehensive guide on where to stay, party, eat sip and unwind this summer in the Côte d’Azur:


The 19th Century Château de la Messardière is one of the area’s hottest luxury hotels, sitting on 25 acres of lush gardens and complete with views of the Pampelonne Bay of Saint-Tropez, first-class amenities, five-star dining and rich culture. The French palace boasts an impressive art gallery with pieces from both international ar… (View original article)

You Can Buy Mona Lisa’s Villa—for $23 Million

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The villa sits in the heart of Tuscany, and is surrounded by lemon groves.

Looking to own a piece of the world’s most famous painting? You’re in luck—sort of, anyway. Villa Antinori, which was once owned by silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, husband of the woman reputedly depicted in Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, is now for sale—and all you need is a cool £16 million (or $23 million).

The price may seem steep, but consid… (View original article)