Tag Archives: Real Estate

Real Estate Porn: Santorini Edition

6 Nov

Santorini is definitely on my short list for dream vacation spots. This gorgeous R.E.P. is actually a 9-room hotel that is perfect for a romantic getaway. 

Magic is in the details at Astarte Suites, beginning with the twinkling Swarovski stones that adorn the ceiling above each suite’s Jacuzzi pool, ending with the personalized service each guest enjoys. Surrounded by soothing shades of white and stone, guests are sure to find bliss here. During their precious down time, guests can relax and unwind next to Astarte’s stunning turquoise infinity swimming pool, which overlooks the Aegean Sea’s tranquil blue waters and nearby rocky cliffs. Leisure and cultural options abound nearby, such as in Akrotiri, an ancient city buried and preserved by volcanic ash-known as the Pompeii of the Greek islands-and at Red Beach and White Beach, the ultimate locales for a spectacular day of fun in the sun.”

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How do you say “absolutely gorgeous!” in Greek?


Real Estate Porn: UK Edition

1 Nov

It only seems fitting that my first new post be a Real Estate Porn post. This particular house is a little too modern for my taste, but I decided it was post worthy because before it was a clean and shiny modern abode, it was a 15th century barn!

Here’s what the architect had to say:

“The bedroom block is stepped in across the width of the site to allow a visual link out into the rear garden from the dining space. The house was conceived as a separate sleeping block linked to the barn via a glazed entrance piece allowing the mass of the original barn to breathe. The retained structure of the barn has been revealed, with the internal space for living expressed as a single volume.

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Real Estate Porn: Costa Rican Edition Part II

31 Mar

This gorgeous home is called Villa Mayana and is located near Hermosa Beach in Costa Rica. It has 6 double bedrooms, 2 living rooms and 2 dining rooms and can accommodate up to 16 people. The lowest rental price per week (for 6 people) is $12,699.98.

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Here’s what the architect Enrique Barascout has to say about the project:

is a perfect hideaway of absolute privacy and comfort. The main entrance features a covered walkway over a 2.000 square foot reflecting pool of black volcanic candistone. Lined with columns of white palimanan sandstone, the walkways lead to the East and West bedroom suites which flank the great room, the villa‘s central focal point. Construction followed a deliberate theme of rustic simplicity through the selection of natural materials such as sandstone, bamboo and Cristobal wooden doors and flooring. The result is a blend of casual elegance and comfortable luxury.”

Real Estate Porn: Argentinian Edition

16 Feb

This is not my typical style at all! I do love modern design, but I also think there’s a point where modern becomes a little too geometric and minimalist for my taste. For some reason this home, which seems to fall into the geometric/minimalist category, still strikes me as beautiful and interesting. Also- those mountain views are gorgeous!!!

It looks like some kind of supervillain’s lair in a spy thriller!!!

Maybe I like it because the interiors remind me a little bit of Milwaukee’s own Brise Soleil (a.k.a. the Calatrava. Calatrava was the architect people, the Brise Soleil is what he named the building. Sigh.)

Great big open concept room- me likey! My favorite part is the stairs, not sure why. Maybe the natural stone/wood contrast?

Love the natural stone again and big soaking tub!

Real Estate Porn: St. Barts Edition

10 Feb

This gorgeous villa is available as a rental on the island of St. Barts. The very modern vacation home has five bedrooms, a living room which opens onto the terrace and sunny deck, a wine cellar, a heated infinity pool, a water fall stone garden and it comes furnished with contemporary furniture. You can reserve just one room for as low as $2,142 per night, or the whole villa for $11,428 per night.

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Real Estate Porn: Nicholas Cage Edition

28 Jan

I am so confused. How can a man who is such a terrible actor, who makes such awful awful movies, have this gorgeous of a house. He must have a decorator. If he had it his way his house would look like a trashy Hogwarts. Anyways, the home, located in Las Vegas and worth $8.9 million, features seven bedrooms, a home theater, an impressive spa, a gigantic pool, and a 16- car garage (Eleanor needs her breathing room!).

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Real Estate Porn: Hawaiian Edition

26 Jan

If it’s in Hawaii you know it’s got to be good! Of course this beauty has a pool and a view. It also has two master suites, six guest rooms, a media room, library, home office and separate caretaker’s quarters, a Jacuzzi, a yoga pavilion and an exercise room. All this and more for $23.8 million!

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Real Estate Porn: Montana Edition

25 Jan

This little beauty combines modern aesthetic with rustic materials. In my opinion a match made in heaven.

Here’s what the designers had to say:

“Although some would argue that the words rustic and modern should not belong in the same sentence, this modern rustic Montana home is proof that the two can coexist, beautifully. Ample use of wood and stone help the home blend nicely with the heavily wood lot. Bold geometry was carefully combined with traditional log home elements in a way that is sensitive to the environment. Sustainable materials were selected wherever possible. Soaring floor to ceiling glass like a movie screen, establish an intimate connection with the natural environment beyond.  Curved decks and balconies help soften the transition to the landscape while the extensive use of curved cable railings from Keuka Studios contribute to a unique personality.”

Real Estate Porn: Cayman Edition

9 Jan

Honey I’m Home! The mothership has landed and it’s landed in the Cayman Islands. It’s got all the things I look for, a pool, a view, modern clean design, and it’s in the Caribbean! In other words, I’ve found the place where I want to park my yacht at the end of the day. Now I just need someone to borrow me $60 million… Any takers?

Yeah I didn’t think so. Anyways Mango Readers, prepare for a fairly extensive real estate porno, as this beach-side mansion is packed from bottom to top with incredible features. It’s called Castillo Caribe and to give you a little preview, the place has 8 bedroom suites and 12 bathrooms and an elevator. So lets start from the bottom and work our way up!

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Real Estate Porn: Drew Barrymore Edition

7 Jan

Ms. Barrymore recently purchased this beautiful Santa Barbara home for $6.9 million. Drool.

Real Estate Porn: Washington Edition

2 Jan

Wow. I keep finding more gorgeous houses everyday. This one might be a new favorite (which is why there are more pictures!)

Real Estate Porn: Spanish Edition

1 Jan

I finally found a “porn house” in Spain!!! (Specifically Galicia) The exterior isn’t my favorite, it’s a little cold and fortress like for me, but the interiors and view are magnífico!

Real Estate Porn: Austin Edition

29 Dec

I’ve heard good things about Austin (Plus a dear friend just moved there). After seeing this house, I just may join her! This may be my favorite Real Estate Porn, or definitely top 3 anyways…

Real Estate Porn: Ryan Phillippe Edition

28 Dec

Ryan Phillippe, of Cruel Intentions and Reese-Witherspoon-Baby-Daddy fame, is selling his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad. This “asian contemporary” paradise is yours for a cool $7.2 million.  (The kitchen is BS, but look at the pool and two-story gym!)

Real Estate Porn: Nina Garcia Edition

21 Nov






Nina Garcia, Marie Clare editor & Project Runway judge, is selling the apartment she and her husband made by combining two units in a NYC Upper East Side building. I think my whole apartment is the size of the living room.

Real Estate Porn: Australia Edition Part 2

19 Nov

This one has a waterfall and an in-ground bathtub. Uhh a girl can dream!

Real Estate Porn: Brazil Edition

17 Nov

It’s modern, it has a pool, it has a view… Yep I’m set!!! What I really like about this one is that it isn’t just a glass and metal monstrosity. It is definitely modern in style, but uses old school materials such as wood and stone and brick. Oh and the pool… and the view (ooo mountains!)

Real Estate Porn: Hilary Duff Edition

27 Sep

I’m a regular reader of Gawker, and this is always one of my favorite features they do… If I could be anything in the world, I’d be an interior designer/contractor/architect/the next HGTV Design Star, so stuff like this just makes me drool (TMI my bad).

Follow the link to check out Hilary Duff’s Toluca Lake house that is up for sale (only $7m!!!). Anyone want to go halfsies? No?

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