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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Inside Ukrainian President's Top Secret $100 Million Palatial Estate

Finally Revealed! Photos From Inside Ukrainian President's Top Secret $100 Million Palatial Estate

More than 25% of the citizens of Ukraine live well below the poverty line. The average annual income in Ukraine is a meager $4800. To make matters worse, over the last four years Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has used his time in office to loot the country's precious resources and in the process has enriched both himself and his family. One of the most egregious examples of his wholesale corruption involves a 350 acre lakefront property called Mezhyhirya. Prior to his election, Mezhyhirya was a public park enjoyed for centuries by all Ukrainian citizens. One of his first acts as President was to swoop in and steal the property. Through some murky back-channel transactions, Viktor traded two dilapidated apartment buildings on the outskirts of Kiev for the lush lakefront estate that is easily worth more than $100 million.
To give you some perspective, the park is just slightly smaller than the country of Monaco. The problem is, where Monaco is home to 30,000 people, since January 2010 Mezhyhirya has been the private residence of Viktor Yanukovych and his family. As if that wasn't bad enough, Yanukovych then poured tens of millions of dollars worth of government money into upgrading Mezhyhirya into a modern luxurious playground complete with an 18-hole golf course, private zoo, 70 car garage, underground shooting range, helicopter pad, airplane hanger, nightclub and much more.
On February 22nd, 2014, Ukraine's Parliament unanimously voted to remove President Yanukovych from office, effective immediately. As of 3pm PST, Viktor is on the run and attempting to flee to Russia. When word got out that Yanukovych had fled, hundreds of Ukrainian protesters swarmed the gates of Mezhyhirya. After discovering that all the Presidential guards were nowhere to be found, the protesters quickly seized the entire property and began opening the heavily-fortified, barbed wire-enforced gates. Ordinary citizens, protesters and journalists soon began releasing the first images anyone has seen of the lavish Presidential compound in more than four years.
Ukrainian Presidential Palace Revealed!
Barbed Wire Gate
Barbed Wire Gate
Protesters Storming Presidential Estate
Protesters Storming Presidential Estate
Ukrainian Presidential Palace
Ukrainian Presidential Palace
Protesters Reclaim The House
Protesters Reclaim The House
A Giant Ship No One Knew About
A Giant Ship No One Knew About
70 Car Garage
70 Car Garage
Boats and Planes
Boats and Planes
Peacocks at the Zoo
Peacocks at the Zoo
Someone Forgot Their Gold Bars
Someone Forgot Their Gold Bars
"It's Good to be King" Presidential Coin
"It's Good to be King" Presidential Coin
Protesters found this gold coin featuring the President's face inscribed with with the words "It's Good to be King". Whoever ends up with this coin might consider adding these words to the coin's inscription: "…but just for a while."

Thursday, February 20, 2014

NHL Great Jeremy Roenick Mansion With Baseball Field

Jeremy Roenick scored 513 goals over the course of his Hall of Fame pro hockey career, but it appears the NHL legend has traded his hockey stick for a baseball bat in his retirement.

Roenick is selling his massive mansion in North Scottsdale, AZ, and with it his personal “Field of Dreams.” No, not a cornfield in Iowa, but a private baseball diamond that will have you thinking it’s spring training year-round.

Roenick apparently took a shine to the arid Arizona desert during a five-year stint with the Phoenix Coyotes from 1996-2001. The legendary center paid $3.8 million for the 10,000-square-foot property in 2005 — four years after departingPhoenix for Philadelphia. The compound originally hit the market in 2012 with a price tag of $11.7 million. But it looks like Roenick has tempered his expectations this time around — the trophy home now lists for $8.5 million.

Occupying nearly 19 acres outside of Pinnacle Peak, the Southwestern-style home offers plenty of room to move with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Standout amenities include not one, but two master suites, a giant wine cellar, a stately office and an amazing poker room and wet bar that looks like a prime place for a championship celebration.

Outside, the home further indulges in all things leisure with a pool and spa, a putting green and the aforementioned baseball field, complete with its own fences. And we’d be remiss not to mention the 2,000-square-foot detached guest house, which hardly seems like a guest house considering that it has a full-size kitchen, formal living areas and its own four-car garage.

Roenick, 44, played with the Chicago Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks before retiring in 2009. Over the course of 18 seasons, he earned nine NHL All-Star nods and is one of three American-born players, the other two being Joe Mullen and Mike Modano, to score 500 more goals in his NHL career.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Whitefield Bangalore Luxury Villas

Azria Villa

'BREATHE' is a lifestyle residential development designed around the theme of inside - out, as a means of breathing life into the homes and thus everyday living. Inspired by traditional homes, these dwellings revolve around courts and open spaces and blend it with contemporary interflowing living spaces.

The entire development is set inside a green envelope creating an exclusive enclave. The community and recreational spaces are centred around parks which are the epicentres of the development. The clubhouse, is a nodal point, and is part of the central hub overlooking one of the parks.

The core idea of inside - out is continued into the homes and the living spaces.

The landscape courts and open spaces are integral to the villa and the rest of the spaces are designed around them. These landscaped and open spaces transcend through the various levels of the home creating interesting volumes and bringing alive these spaces.

The constant interflowing landscape spaces across the development and within the homes create infinite continuity signifying the permanence of breath – 'BREATHE'. 

Noir Villa


Arden villa

Ferre villa

Dotting this hamlet are lifestyle amenities, best-in-class infrastructure and lush green landscaped gardens.
  • Swimming Pool with Wade Pool for Toddlers
  • A well-equipped Gymnasium
  • Children’s Play Area and Crèche
  • Steam, Sauna and Jacuzzi
  • Squash Courts
  • Table Tennis and Other Indoor Games
  • Pool/Billiards Table
  • Tennis Court and Half Basketball Court
  • Coffee Bar with Library/Reading Rooms
  • Ballroom and Guest Rooms
  • Audio-Video Lounge
  • Convenience Store
  • Outdoor Party Area with Barbeque Pits

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

India Celebrity Homes: Hrithik Roshan

Celebrity Homes: Hrithik Roshan

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Most expensive celebrity homes

Most expensive celebrity homes

Michael Jordan's house in Chicago was originally listed for $29 million. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied

WITH these sort of rock star prices tags, it's little wonder celebrity homes can take years to sell, such as rapper 50 Cent's mansion which has been on the market since 2007. Then again, with pockets as deep as the owners of these homes, the world famous vendors can afford to ride out the wait.

Celine Dion: $72.5 million, Florida

Celine Dion bought two Florida mansions and turned them into one massive resort. Picture: Sotheby’s International.Source: Supplied

Celine Dion’s property portfolio is powered by big ballads. Picture Supplied. Source: Splash News Australia

Richard Gere: $65 million, The Hamptons, New York

Richard Gere renovated and expanded the home to include twelve bedrooms. Picture Sotheby’s International. Source:Supplied

"50 Cent": $10 million, Connecticut

50 Cent’s home had an asking price of $14.5 million when it first went on the market in 2007. Picture: Trulia Source:Supplied

Rapper 50 Cent’s home was originally owned by Mike Tyson. File picture. Source: News Limited

Michael Jordan: $29 million, Chicago

Michael Jordan originally put the home on the market for $29 million in February last year. Picture: Supplied. Source:Supplied

The gates are emblazoned with the jersey number Jordan famously wore during his time with the Chicago Bulls: Picture Supplied. Source: Supplied

Mel Gibson: $14.5 million, Malibu, California

Mel Gibson has put the estate he calls Lavender Hill Farm on the market. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied

Bob Hope, $50 million, California

Bob Hope’s home is constructed of concrete and glass and has an undulating copper roof. Picture: Supplied Source:Supplied

Tommy Lee Jones: $26.75 million, Florida

Tommy Lee Jones is selling this estate to spend more time at his polo ranch in Texas. Picture: Source:Supplied

The musician’s Soho penthouse is nearly all glass. Picture: The Corcoran Group. Source: Supplied

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