Listing Voyeur: $21 million in Vail

I have an eye on Vail this week. It must be time to start planning that January ski getaway. This home has something we're always looking for when we stay in the mountains. An indoor lap pool. And for the fitness challenged coming in off the slopes, there's an elevator to gently glide you to the hot tub. Gawk
Asking: $21,000,000
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 11
Square Footage: 11,771

Record $150 million transaction

The New York Post reports that real estate tycoon Leonard Blavatnik has signed a letter of intent to pay $150 million for a huge triplex apartment in The Mark, a condo on the Upper East Side. The deal would be the most expensive residential purchase in the country.

The space being purchased is close to 30,000 square feet on the top three floors of the building. It also includes 3,900 square feet outdoors.

"It's hard to imagine there's a real-estate slump when a number like that is being bandied about," said one wide-eyed real-estate agent. "What could possibly be next."

Links worth checking

Starchitecture for a Song. Architecturally significant homes can be had for good prices, if you're flexible about location.
"The most luxurious building in Manhattan." John Pawson and Eran Chen will be the designers for the Toy Center Condos at 1107 Broadway. would create a minimal design that is also warm and inviting. Owner Yitzchak Tessler says, "you won't want to leave. the building."
Floorplans revealed. The Manhattan House, an East 66th Street condo conversion features huge and expensive apartments.

A look at the Wired LivingHomes house

On Monday the Wired LivingHomes house played host to hundreds of environmentally-conscious hipsters. The prefabricated house is meant to be a "showcase of the best in sustainability, technology and design." Built in Brentwood, Calif., for $4 million, the home is expected to be 36% more energy efficient than a conventional residence of the same size. Gawk.

Listing Voyeur: $17.8 million in Vail

We've found the perfect location have our next feast of roast suckling pig. The abundance of hardwoods makes us start to shiver, so we're counting on the builder having installed radiant in-floor heating to keep things nice and toasty.

Your $17,850,000 buys you 10,612 square feet of old-world charm with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and timber beams from an 1800's Montana gold mine. Of course it's ski-in, ski-out. Bring your own tapestries. Gawk.

AutoTrader 90210

If you're shopping for a new ride in Beverly Hills, the best you can do today is a 2008 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. Asking price $139,988. The seller thinks this is a wonderful deal: "THIS IS AN AMG FOLKS!!! DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE!! Gawk.

On the low end you can pick up at 1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE Sedan for $1,900. The money you save over the Mercedes S63 will keep you in gas for life. Gawk.

Listing Voyeur: $9.9 Million in Dallas

This estate was originally listed at $12,950,000, but is now being offered for the bargain price of $9,995,000. The house sits on 3.42 acres with two creeks, your very own meadow, a pond and a pool. The house features seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and two half baths. The 40’x 25’ great room (pictured above) opens onto a balcony with views of the grounds. While we wouldn't call this room cozy, the far end of the room features a wood burning fireplace bedecked in columns. 12,238 square feet. Gawk.

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