100 Park Avenue
Advertising giant WPP renews at 100 Park Avenue. Barry Bonds lists Beverly Hills pad for $25M. It’s a good time to be a REIT. Wall Street tycoon replaces developer as Chairman of Friends of Hudson River Park. Fannie, Freddie give their blessing to new home loan insurer.… [more]
Posts Tagged ‘Downton Abbey’
Calling all period drama fans: Julian Fellowes, creator of the popular “Downton Abbey” series on PBS, is set to write and produce a new NBC show set in New York City. “The Gilded Age” will tell the story of “the princes of the American Renaissance, and the vast fortunes they made — and spent — in late 19th Century New York,” according to the producers.
But where could these princes have lived? Using Streeteasy.com data, The Real Deal took a look at several homes currently on the market that date back to the Gilded Age, roughly the period between 1877 and 1893. (See photos after the jump.)… [more]
Big houses incur big costs — and require a huge staff; and someone to manage that staff. Across the U.S., there are about 1,000 estate managers keeping the many houses — city, beach and country — of the nation’s elite, the New York Times reported.
The Times spoke with Bryan Peele, 42, who maintains the Los Angeles and Malibu homes of a wealthy L.A. investment manager. Peele said he does everything from light handywork to color-coordinating his boss’ keys. [more]