KARL LAGERFELD’S VERY ORNATE, VERY ’90S GERMAN VILLA
If you have a few million spare euros laying around, you can now live like Karl Lagerfeld—or at least the way he lived in the ’90s. Lagerfeld’s former German villa, where he lived between 1991 and 1998, is going on sale. The property is named Villa Jako, in honor of Lagerfeld’s longtime partner Jacques de Bascher, who died in 1989. As Women’s Wear Daily reports, the villa is in Hamburg’s exclusive Blankenese district.
The three-bedroom house, originally named Villa Schüler, was built in the 1920s for shipping magnate Herrmann Witte, and it resembles a Roman villa, complete with a grand facade and multiple columns.
The 12,000-square-meter hilltop villa also features a grand living room that spans the entire length of the property, a first-floor gallery that also serves as a library, and round-arched glass doorways that open directly onto the garden and terrace, leading to gorgeous views of the River Elbe.
While Lagerfeld sold the property in 1998, the current owner kept some of his interior design elements, according to the listing broker, Engel & Völkers. No word on exactly which elements were kept, but the gold leaf-painted ceilings and the three bedrooms, which each feature an en-suite bathroom and dressing room, are a marvel.
Interested? The property will set you back a cool 10 million euros.
ROB LOWE MONTECITO ESTATE
‘West Wing’ actor Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl Lowe, a jewelry designer, have listed their Montecito estate for $47 million. According to Lowe, it’s the perfect time to unload the property. “With our boys now out of the house, we’re looking forward to our next real estate adventure,” he said.
Inside the classically-inspired home, which is known as Oakview, you’ll find six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, a wine cellar and a screening room. Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. has the listing. Scroll down for a look inside the stunning gated property.
The couple worked with a team of design professionals, including architect Don Nulty, interior designer Kyle Irwin, landscape architect Mark Rios, and David Cho, a feng shui expert.
THE HOME IS APPROXIMATELY 10,000 SQUARE FEET AND SITS ON 3.4-ACRES.THE WELL-MAINTAINED GROUNDS INCLUDE ROSE AND VEGETABLE GARDENS.
IT’S A COMBINATION OF TRADITIONAL EAST COAST STYLE AND THE LEGACY OF THE VIRGINIA COUNTRYSIDE. THERE’S ALSO A TWO-BEDROOM GUESTHOUSE WITH A KITCHENETTE AS WELL AS AN 800-SQUARE-FOOT POOL HOUSE WITH A FULL KITCHEN AND BEDROOM.
PLUS, THERE’S A CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS/SPORTS COURT WITH TWO OBSERVATION AREAS.
AOL CO-FOUNDER JAMES KIMSEY’S DC-AREA HOME
A Northern Virginia estate that was once owned by AOL co-founder James Kimsey has been listed for $63 million, making it one of the most expensive homes in the greater Washington, D.C., area. Kimsey, who passed away of cancer in 2016, built the 24,500-square-foot, six-bedroom main house in 1999. Scroll down for photos of the estate, including a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed guest house. Plus, see a Matterport 3D tour of the main home.
THE FRONT OF THE ESTATE IS ITALIANATE-STYLE AND FEATURES LIMESTONE. THE PROPERTY IS KNOWN AS “THE FALLS,” A REFERENCE TO ITS LOCATION OVER MCLEAN’S GREAT FALLS PARK. IT SITS ON APPROXIMATELY THREE ACRES.
IT FEATURES SIX BEDROOMS, A SPACIOUS DINING AREA, A TENNIS COURT.
THE GUEST HOUSE WAS DESIGNED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.
IN ADDITION TO FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S SIGNATURE RED FLOORING, THERE ARE RIVER VIEWS AND FLOOR-TO-CEILING WINDOWS.
MUHAMMAD ALI’S MICHIGAN FARM
Muhammad Ali bought an 81-acre farm in Berrien Springs, Michigan in 1975, almost 10 years before he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Now the late boxer’s widow is selling the property with the very specific asking price of $2,895,037 (a reference to Ali’s 37 career knockouts). Scroll down to see more photos of the estate.
THE FARM SITS ON 81 ACRES IN SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN, NEAR THE INDIANA BORDER.
Structures on the property include the four-bedroom main house along with a carriage house, pool, gym, garages, barns, and “office epicenter”.
THE GYM HAS A PRIVATE BOXING RING.
There’s also a steam room and massage room in addition to the exercise equipment.
THERE’S ALSO A SPA TUB IN THE GYM.
THE POOL INCLUDES AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN AND BATH HOUSE.
THE GROUNDS ALSO FEATURE A FULL-SIZE BASKETBALL COURT.AND LUSH LANDSCAPING.
THE KITCHEN IN THE MAIN HOUSE HAS AN ADJACENT PANTRY.THE CARRIAGE HOUSE HAS A DECK OVERLOOKING A POND ON THE ESTATE.
FOR ABOUT $2.9 MILLION, IT COULD BE YOURS.