Picture perfect

Sometimes it’s not the owner of the property that’s a celebrity – sometimes it’s the house itself! A Long Island mansion and equestrian estate that has been a film site for several movies and television programs, including Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio, is for sale at $10 million. The property has been a prominent player in the thoroughbred race horse business and the listing includes a 15,000-square-foot home and ten-stall horse stable.

Located about 30 minutes from New York’s Belmont Park near Manhattan and the Hamptons, the Mill Neck property includes the six-bedroom home on five acres of pasture, lawn and trees, an apartment and tack room, paddocks and a riding ring. About 100 race-winning horses have trained at the facility.

The French-chateau style home with its impressive turret and steep-pitched roof is set at the end of a long driveway past a courtyard and lush landscaping. Home features include wood-and-marble floors, six fireplaces, extensive woodwork, wine cellar, mahogany bar, fitness center, hot tub room, poker room, and a theater room. In the backyard is a resort-style entertainment complex with an outdoor kitchen, heated-saltwater pool, waterfall and koi pond, several patios, and year-round gardens.

Mill Neck, named after a seventeenth-century saw mill business, is one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States consisting mostly of large homes on picturesque lots. It is often compared to the Hamptons and is just a few minutes from President Teddy Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay.

The estate is listed with Regina Rogers of Douglas Elliman.

Luxury location
One of the country’s most expensive listings was recently released on the Los Angeles market. Priced at $150 million, the brand new Bel Air contemporary includes almost 21,000 square feet and 360-degree views from the city and ocean to the mountains. The seller is George Raun, who co-founded the internet coupon-clipping company, Honey, which sold to PayPal in 2020 for $4 billion. Raun purchased the nine-bedroom, 14-bath home unfinished in 2020 and completed the home with LA-based architectural firm Woods + Dangaran.

With some of Southern California’s most dramatic views and prestigious location, the open-concept floor plan highlights the homes contemporary flair and top-quality finishes, including walls of glass, modern museum-like entrance, Miele and Gaggenau appliances, canvas-ready walls and beautiful flooring. Additional home features include closets with marble accents, professional gym, infinity pool that adjoins a sunken fire pit, outdoor kitchen, cabanas and big terraces. There is also a one-bedroom guest house with its own pool and three separate staff quarters with laundry and kitchen.

Secluded in Bel Air’s hilly area, the home is a quick drive or bike ride to world-class dining and Rodeo Drive for shopping. The neighborhood has long been a popular place for celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Tony Curtis, and Sonny and Cher. More recently, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus have made their homes in Bel Air. F

The home is listed with Aaron Kirman of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass.

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