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Celebrities, Cool Listings, New Jersey

1121 Winding Drive, Tony Micale, celebrity real estate, Cherry Hill NJ, Muhammad Ali,

Just as his conviction for draft evasion was overturned and he was able to return to the ring, Muhammad Ali took up residency in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The three-time world heavyweight champion lived from 1971-1974 in this five-bedroom “Tuscan-style villa” that spans over 10,000 square feet and 1.5 acres. After Ali moved out, McDonald’s franchiser Tony Micale bought the ranch and added amenities like a tennis court, glass-enclosed hot tub room, and catering kitchen. To boot, there’s a stunning central atrium, a huge glass chandelier from Ali’s days, marble heated flooring, a 45-foot bar, a volleyball/ basketball/ shuffleboard court, and an in-law suite. Good news if you want to get in on a piece of boxing history; Curbed reports that the sprawling estate is listed for just $750,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

One of Hollywood’s cutest couples has listed their Hamptons home that is possibly just as adorable as they are. Curbed reports that Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have put their Amagansett residence on the market for $5,850,000.

The 6,100-square-foot shingle-style cottage is “a charming blend of beachcomber chic and traditional style,” according to the listing for the six-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home. And in true Hamptons fashion, it’s the outdoor space that’s really magnificent. In addition to the gunite pool, there’s a pool house with a pergola-covered terrace, an outdoor brick fireplace, and sprawling landscaped gardens.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

406 Old Montauk Highway, Cool Listings, Montauk Estate For Sale, Andy Warhol's former home, Adam Lindemann, David Adjaye, Mickey Drexler, Millard Drexler, Hamptons Real Estate

Though it may seem unlikely, there are some similarities between art and real estate, one of the biggest being that with big fish come big numbers. That’s definitely the case for billionaire art collector and gallery owner Adam Lindemann–buyer of Andy Warhol’s former Montauk estate, Eothen, which was listed for $85 million. The contemporary art world high-roller recently listed his nearby property at 406 Old Montauk Highway for $29.5 million.

The home was built in 2004; After he acquired it, Lindemann–who is married to gallerist Amalia Dayan, granddaughter of the late Israeli politician Moshe Dayan–hired British architect David Adjaye to take on a complete redesign. The 5,000- square-foot, six-bedroom home is now a unique residence in the far-east end of Long Island affectionately referred to as “the end of the world,” though the former fishing enclave has in recent years become a more-chill-than-the-Hamptons hip celebrity party spot.

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Cool Listings, New Jersey, Quirky Homes

At first glance, this Voorhees, NJ home known as the Alton Estate seems like your average, over-the-top, suburban mega-mansion, with its ridiculous amenities like a Grecian-inspired pool, two-story pool house that connects to the main house via an above-ground ramp, 12-person Jacuzzi, DJ booth, full gym with cedar-lined sauna, soundproof movie theater, and 42-seat bar. But then it gets really interesting. First noted by Curbed, the listing touts a 130-foot-long, solid concrete, underground bomb-proof tunnel. It’s not clear why the owners installed this insane panic room, but for those who live in fear of the Apocalypse, and have $2.9 to spare, here’s your dream home.

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Cool Listings, Quirky Homes

The Estate at Kings Point

Imagine stepping into an overly opulent palace in St. Petersburg where you find an indoor lazy river, myriad fountains, a two-story built-in dollhouse, a private shooting range, 13 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms. You’d probably guess you had stumbled upon the estate of a former czar. But then imagine you weren’t actually in Russia, but on Long Island, New York, and the property’s owner had no royal lineage, but rather made his fortune in the NYC real estate market.

This is the Estate at Kings Point, an over-the-top estate designed to resemble the Peterhof Grand Palace in St. Petersburg, built in 1928 by the late Soviet Union billionaire Tamir Sapir as a display of his wealth (and possibly his ego). An unknown buyer (shielded by an LLC) bought the palace from Sapir in 2013 for $15.85 million, and they’re now looking to make an unfathomable profit, re-listing the home for $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Julianne Moore Montauk house, NYC celebrity real estate, Hamptons celebrity homes, Montauk real estate

According to Curbed Hamptons, Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has listed her charming, pond-front Montauk home for $3,495,000. The lovely and surprisingly understated compound comes complete with a 1,000-square-foot cottage, gunite pool and pool cabana, and .69 acres of landscaped property overlooking Fort Pond.

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Bay Ridge, Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes

7529 Shore Road, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Brooklyn homes for sale, big tickets, mansions, aquarium, pool,

The quiet old-school neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is filled with grand and storied homes, from the elegant to the eclectic and, more than occasionally, the awkward. Overlooking the Brooklyn shore of the New York Harbor’s Upper Bay, Shore Road is an architectural mashup of eras and styles, with everything from Deco-esque apartment buildings both plain and fancy to more than its fair share of large and luxurious dwellings that trade for equally luxurious sums.

A $4,580,000 ask breathes some rarified air even in this crazy market, but the house itself fits well within a certain mid- to late-Bay Ridge-style, perhaps best described as an early ’90s interpretation of a Catskills resort contained within a suburban home. This wouldn’t be the first of its kind on Shore Road to command upwards of $4 million; while it’s not the All Marble Everything house, which sold for the tidy sum of $4.4M in April, the house at 7529 Shore Road has charms of its own. The listing promises, “all the architectural drama you can imagine, yet warm and intimate feeling.” And there’s a wall-length aquarium.

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Hamptons, Interiors

DHD Interiors, Hamptons beach house, Steven Tupu

When a Manhattan couple first bought this 8,000-square-foot Hamptons home, it seemed like more of a hunting house than a beach house. Wall-mounted deer heads and paisley wallpaper outfitted the space, while dark mahogany floors sucked the light out of the rooms. But the new homeowners didn’t let this turn them away. “It was a big house with unbelievable water views and we thought it would be a fantastic place to host family and friends,” the wife told luxe. “But we knew it needed some work.”

The couple called in Steven Wakenshaw and Steffani Aarons of DHD Interiors, as well as landscape architect Steven Tupu, to bring out the best in their now house, but what had started out as small-scale remodeling and redecorating snowballed into an architectural intervention. Given the placement of the house on the eroding shoreline, DHD was prevented from changing the shape of house without obtaining local ordinances, which could take years to get. The homeowners wanted the house ready in time for Memorial Day, giving the team only five months to complete the task. With those restrictions, the firm decided to work with what they had to create a stylish, family-friendly beach house.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Water Mill estate, Katie Lee, Hamptons real estate, Billy Joel, celebrity homes Hamptons

Katie Lee‘s newly released cookbook “Endless Summer” is all about the quintessential Hamptons lifestyle, and after one look at her stunning Water Mill estate–complete with a wine cellar and outdoor entertaining area of chefs’ dreams–it’s easy to see why she was inspired. The Wall Street Journal reports that the star of the Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” and ex-wife of Billy Joel, has listed the 6,325-square-foot, impeccably decorated (courtesy of designer Nate Berkus) home for $6.5 million. She purchased the two-acre estate for $3.5 million after splitting with Joel in 2011, so she’s looking to make quite the profit.

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New Developments, Polls, real estate trends

POLL: Are Private Pools the Next Must-Have Amenity?

By Dana Schulz, Wed, July 22, 2015

This morning we revealed renderings of Six Sigma’s upcoming condo at 435 West 19th Street, which offers private pools as one of its amenities (along with a sky garage). We first saw this perk pop up at SCDA’s Soori High Line a few blocks north on 29th Street, where 16 of its 27 units will feature heating swimming pools. Then, a $13 million condo at 172 Madison Avenue touted its 50-foot-long private pool, and One Riverside Park, Extell’s notorious “poor door” building, flaunted its duplex’s private pools.

While this may be a new trend here in NYC, “Soo Chan, principal of Singapore-based SCDA Architects, has already made a name for himself in Asia as the pool master, designing towers with up to 120 private swimming holes,” as we previously reported. So now that New Yorkers are getting a taste of what it’s like, are private pools going to be the next incarnation of the can’t-live-without fitness center?

Images: Private pool at the Soori High Line via SCDA Architects (L); private pool at 435 West 19th Street via Six Sigma (R)

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