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  • Highclere Castle

    Highclere Castle

    From Luxury Listings NYC: European castles and gargantuan country estates often sell at relatively low asking prices, compared to New York City real estate. But that’s largely because the taxes and upkeep on such properties can easily eclipse the original asking price on a yearly basis. Take Highclere Castle, the English country home made famous by the hit series “Downton Abbey,” which an insurance firm has calculated would cost roughly $10 million a year just to insure, according to Curbed. [more]



  • 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]

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    57 East 64th Street

    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 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]

  • A waterfront home in Malibu, Calif.

    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]