Location: Palm Desert, CA

Square Feet: 32,000
The owner of this mega mansion is publishing tycoon Duane Hagadone. He spent $30 million to build this mega mansion which overlooks the 18th hole of the Bighorn golf course. The home has 32,000 square feet of indoor living space. When you factor in the outdoor gardens, patios, sports courts, and pools, the homes total square footages comes to a staggering 64,000 square feet. The home has a total of 57 different angled roof segments. It also has 19 electronic, moveable glass walls that can be opened up to maximize the outdoor space. The pools are made up of an outstanding 4.5 million tiles. 

  • Ryan

    I herd Cameron Hagadone spends alot of time down at this home in Palm springs? has anyone seen him down there?




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    • John

      Why do you think everyone calls it “Duane A’ Lene” Id. They are actually very nice people. I personally know them a little.




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  • Scott

    I actually had the opportunity to Meet Cameron Hagadone at the Canyons Steak House at the BigHorn golf club in Palm Desert, he was actually a very nice young man(he is only like 20?) unlike his known family. He offered me the chance to play a game of golf the next day, and damn i should have taken that offer.




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    • Big Bear

      I am guessing Cameron is closer to 30 at this time (2013). His father, Brad, is starting to take over the Hagadone Empire up here in Idaho as Duane is over 80 now. Rumors circulating for years up here is that Cameron is the true heir apparent. He sold the most expensive property in N. America (a $74M estate in the Bahamas) but other than that, there is damn little information on him, even in the Information Age.




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  • Ellex King

    I looked at a segment on the travel channel and saw the story on your yacht. I say good for you. And when I Googled your name there is a picture of your home on The Homes of the Rich. My comment is just simply Wow! I recently became a Mona-vie independent distributor to build my own business. I may never be able to live the life style that you’re living, but I hope to build my business to have some financial stability, time for me, and to help people live a healthier life style.




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  • Scott

    I also saw that Travel Channel, after talking with Cameron Hagadone at palm desert i dont believe duane owns that yacht anymore and it is now a chartered boat. I couldnt beleive the extravegant life style they live. Although he said that life style isnt what it’s all cracked up to be especially at 21yrs old, but could be more appreciated at an older age..very nice family




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  • hat

    okay u guys this is the story of his yacht the 207ft long lady lola is worth a stagering110 million it was sold for less. in the yachting world right now there is a mysterious ship being built rumered to be owned by mr. hagadone it is 390 ft and is worth 180 million




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  • Michael

    So i just left the BHGC and saw that cameron hagadone is back in town he was playing a very intense game of tennis i might add. I tried to say hi from the side line but was given the “cold shoulder” then asked to leave by his security guard (not the nicest guy). Anyone know where he lives during the rest of the year? i herd from the gas station attendant he is only here maby once every few months? or year.




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    • john washington

      i live in cda idaho and the hagadones are idiots especially duncy duane they play this roll like their the welthiest and one day i asked one of them you know my uncle deniis washignton out of missoula montana and they wouldnt even look at me hahahahahah as they know hes a billionaire dunaesand his family are cold hearted i dont care idiots who pay their workers nothing but make millions i dont like em i wouldnt doubt it one bit if lied out his old rear to get that home up to size as thats how he operates a lying theif full of greedwho thinks hes gawwwddd




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      • Captain Obvious

        Run spell check first, before you call people idiots. You sound jealous and ignorant.




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        • Captain chad

          I had the pleasure of having Duane and his family on my charter boat up in Juneau, AK for two days. We were surrounded by his Lady Lola. He’s a very nice guy in person luckily we caught a lot of coho those days he was on the boat.




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      • Big Bear

        You are related to Dennis Washington? My girlfriend works for the Washington Group (SeaSpan), so I could easily check your story out. I know Dennis came from humble beginnings so I’m not doubting you based on grammar and such. I have trouble believing Duane himself wouldn’t have not acknowledged you as he and your uncle were recipients of the Horatio Alger Award at the same time. Then again, wealthy people are used to famous name-droppers…caveat emptor.




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  • Scott

    cameron hagadone lives in the coeur dalene, id and greater spokane area, hence the Coeur dalene Resort!. Make sense now? $$$$$$




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  • Marilyn

    I recently watched the Travel Channel and saw Duane and his beautiful wife Lola on their yacht. I couldn’t believe how down to earth they seemed. What a lovely couple.




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    • Joan Mary

      Down to earth? I just watched that show this moring and couldn’t believe how pretentious they were. Making it impossible for your hired help to be able to see you by building secret doors through which they deliver your morning coffee is not being down to earth!




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      • danl

        This ^.

        They seemed so pretentious, shallow, and hollow that I had to turn the channel. Never had to do that before or after. Yep, just disgusting how they treat their staff, people in general, and the rules/law. They believe they are above the law and rules that the peons have to live by. Don’t know about the kids or grandkids, but with parents/grandparents like that I think it would be difficult to turn out decent.




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  • Kwisatz Haderach

    Duane Hagadone has stated how proud he is of what he has accomplished in the little village of Coeur ‘d Alene, ID. Reference Last Paragraph: http://www.seattlepi.com/archives/1989/8901130126.asp

    What he is proud of is unbeknownst to me. Let us entertain a brief overview of Duane’s plans, claims, and so called accomplishments.

    The Coeur d’ Alene Resort.
    The vision behind the CDA resort was to establish a facility which would attract out of state visitors on a large scale. This vision includes converting the Coeur d’ Alene resort into a large Hotel and Casino as soon as Hagadon’s efforts to legalize gambling in Coeur d’ Alene are realized, as the Hotel was designed in the beginning back in 1986, to be fully wired for slots and other casino games.

    The resulting failure of this development is evident in that the intended goal was not reached, the property is easily dated to the years of its origin, having not kept up with the times, and let us not forget the poor engineering which consequently resulted in the slow and karmic sinking of the hotel into the Coeur ‘d Alene lake.
    CDA Resort Grade: Epic Fail

    Coeur d’ Alene “Fine Dining” Restaurants.
    Cedars, Dockside, Beverly’s, and the Beachouse are all considered Coeur ‘d Alene’s finest restaurants. All of which are owned by a Hagadone corporate entity. Reference: http://www.cdaresort.com/dining_nightlife

    The best dining in CDA doesn’t necessary equate to a fine dining experience. All menu items from said restaurants, originate from the same source. For example, a salmon dinner dish ordered at the Coeur d’ Alene resort restaurant, Dockside, which resides on the base floor of the hotel, is surprisingly the same dish you will be served at Beverly’s on the 7th floor, albeit a smaller portion at a much higher price, with dimmed lighting and cramped seating arrangements. This veil of a luxurious atmosphere, is more than enough to attract a higher paying one time customer who will more than likely not eat downstairs at Dockside, where you get the same food, at a better price, and more of it.
    Hagadone Restaurants Grade: Fail

    Duane Hagadone’s plans and goals frequently are left unattained. From a large scale shopping mall attached to the Coeur d’ Alene resort, which was never completed, to Hagadone’s newest Lakefront Condominium development, which remains mostly unsold.

    Coeur d’ Alene, is a beautiful little town with great potential yet to be realized. The unsatisfactory inclusion of sufficient entertainment, housing, technology, and jobs to attract new high paying residents is consequently due to the lack of vision, development, and respect for the city and its residents by Duane Hagadone. The citizens of Coeur d’ Alene should be commended for their long standing effort to stop Hagadone’s scheme to legalize casino gambling in their town. This effort could very well have saved Coeur d’ Alene from an onslaught of unwanted crime and gambling business which would have originated from Hagadon’s Coeur d’ Alene Hotel & Casino.

    To sum it up, the concept of reaping large seasonal profits for mediocre accommodations under the guise of luxury, from unaware and non recurring remote visitors, is the true vision of Duane Hagadone. Duane Hagadone has proven that the only relevance he brings today, is the inclusion of the term ‘done’ which suitably finishes his name.




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  • Kristian Guay

    A fantastic ambassador of creating one’s own destiny. You don’t have to get too far into searching someone’s background to find out that this man saw an opportunity in life and went for it. For me, the part of the story that hits closest to home is the fact that Duane started something essentially from scratch. It is great to see a man that could have written the book on work ethics set his mind to something and gave it everything he had at such an early age. Determined, he would not fail for lack of effort. Success realities such as his are what keep entrepreneurs making this country and this world a success.




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    • Mike

      Duane did not start his empire from scratch – he got a large newspaper publishing business from his dad Berle Hagadone. Most of the money he got to build the resort came from borrowing in New York. I know, I worked for his business office.




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      • melissa

        I am interested in the East coast and how it helped shape the Inland Northwest. You mentioned New York, will you please elaborate on the East Coast?




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      • Big Bear

        Duane did not inherit newspapers from Burl Hagadone. Burl was editor of the local paper (Coeur d’Alene Press) which was owned by Scripps Publishing. Duane bought out the Press from Scripps through stock options in about 1976.

        That said, he was already a very wealthy man by 1972 when I came to Coeur d’Alene. When I was a kid, the man was James Bond (phone in his car, a floating car which he would drive into Lake CDA and then putter off to his–much smaller than now–lake home). The stories I have heard was he invested wisely in the stock market (NYC money) during the Don Draper era, and also had a toe in the door in Hawaii (Hagadone Publishing has a large presence on Oahu).

        He is a quiet presence (if you can call it that, given his vast and in-your-face holdings here) in Coeur d’Alene. Feisty and given to spats with the city over mundane issues, he has mothballed several projects over trifling things. I call him Oz: The Man Behind the Curtain…




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  • Chuck

    I wonder if all that money couldn’t have been put to better use like helping families with kids who have cancer, or how about paying for college tuition for those who can’t afford it? I get more satisfaction from giving someone five dollars to eat than blowing it on some egocentric item like a 100 million dollar yacht that he probably is only on 20 days a year!




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    • Big Bear

      Well…we do have a Kroc Center here in Coeur d’Alene. One of a few in the country and we had stiff competition (Albuquerque) to land it.

      Hagadone pledged $500,000 of his own money. He stated if the business community of Coeur d’Alene could raise 10X that ($5 million), he would pledge another million. If and only if. They did, and he did.

      That said, Chuck, I get more satisfaction out of downloading songs on the web and dropping $5 in a street musician’s guitar case. That’s how I roll. Hagadone could have kept the $250 million (minimum) he has spent here in CDA in a funny-money account at Goldman Sachs, if he had so chosen.




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  • Claire Sullivan

    ol’ Duane is such a tool.

    Right now he’s trying to tear up a local park that can be viewed from his leaning tower of stupidity. He wants to take out the softball field and baseball diamond as well as the only public boat launch left in town. All of which is illegal but that’s never really stopped him before.

    We won’t mention how he’s managed to keep out any industry that would have provided jobs ABOVE the minimum wage variety that locals can only expect in this ‘summer resort’ town.

    We won’t mention the homes he’s torn down to build over-priced tower condos that remain mostly vacant.

    We won’t mention the low-income apartment building he tried to get torn down for his botanical garden. But thankfully that idea was shot down.

    We will mention how, upon his death, there will be dancing in the streets.

    We will also mention how, when that @%$& building finally falls down, there will be a party the likes of which have never been seen before.

    Go Gravity!!!!




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    • Big Bear

      Gee, Claire, do you have any more of that stinkweed you’re smoking? I’m sure you’d love to talk about aliens and other dimensions, too…

      Hagadone’s only “tower condos” are the ones on his golf course. As for Parkside and McEuen Terrace, he did not build them, and the only homes torn down probably belonged to your drug dealer. Good riddance.

      The CDA North was an eyesore called Park View Towers which was rotting in foreclosure before Hagadone intervened. He never owned it. He approached US Bank (which was holding the paper) and told them if they gave him $3 million, he would remodel it and market it.

      Your tits will sag before that resort ever does…oh wait..that already happened years ago.




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    • Cdalifer

      AMEN TO THAT CLAIRE!! This town should have been left alone, it used to be a beautiful place which was always open to respect and enjoy, I think you forgot to mention his money made it possible to create laws that allow the rich to pay there employees petty wages (3.15 hour all food service)only to gain a bigger pile in his greedy pocket. I am pretty sure the guy is due to die soon…it will be a grand day and yes plenty of dancing in the streets!! Goodbye you old p o s and take your money with you.




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  • Bud Saley

    Duane
    We don’t need any more green spaces for people to walk their dogs and walk in their poop, Don’t get rid of the boat ramp >> after all this is ” The ” Couer d’Alene Lake ” that North Idaho is known for
    Where do we common folk put in our boats into the lake ? The water is the attraction to this area >>> It’s not Mr Hagahones’s lake !!!!
    Bring back the Carosel to Couer d’Alene where it was in the 40’s and 50’s
    We have a great Baseball park in the city park>> Couer d’Alene dosen’t need 2 baseball parks




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  • Ryan St.John

    Dear Claire Sullivan and Bud Saley, First of all the Boat launch and Park have nothing to do with Mr.Hagadone it is a proposal from the Parks Department so get your facts straight before you bash other people and throw a little fit. They are in no way involved with the mafia. And if you think there will be dancing in the street’s when he passes away and the Resort will just vanish you obviously havent met the Hagadone Heir Cameron Hagadone whos only in his early 20’s. You’ll be lucky if there is any Public waterfront in that town.




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    • Big Bear

      The whole freaking town is public waterfront!! NIC Beach, City Beach, the Floating Boardwalk, Tubbs Hill…there IS some private waterfront along Sanders Beach, but…WHOAAAA…that Evil Hagadone gave up some of his empire along the east end for the public to use…damn him!

      So…the CDA golf course is private…no change from when Rutledge Mill was on the site. Then there is the former I-90 which is now the Centennial Trail. No one stopped me from doing my exercises on the VitaCourse 2000 there. (Hagadone probably built that with his own money but the Haters will bash him anyway from their dingy rooms.)

      Cameron Hagadone would have to be nearly 30 now. I’ve heard he’s been groomed as the heir apparent, but so what? Is he supposed to smoke weed in front of a computer and babble BS about aliens?




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  • Melissa

    I have read many comments about the owner of coeur d alene! I am not hearing one little remark about nature. My husband and I went for a bike ride around the lake looking for a spot to swim and fish. I told our kids we might have trout for dinner. We actually had to turn our Harley around and come home. I was embaressed to tell our kids that the lake is just like the river. Private property, No trespassing. None of the signs say that you have to have millions to just think about fishing on our lake!!!




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    • melissa

      The signs should say only stop and look at OUR lake that WE bought with MILLIONS if you can match us!!! Keep out all of you who enjoyed this land before we bought it! Remember, this is America and money talks. Every thing else just needs to get lost!




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    • Big Bear

      Did you ride your bike to Higgens Point, Melissa? Public launch. City Beach, NIC Beach, parts of Sanders Beach, all open to the public, not to mention Tubbs Hill. I have never been bothered when I swim along Silver Beach, even though it is private for the most part.

      Fishing? Try US 97 just east of town. Or Fernan Lake. I’ve fished off Tubbs or the 3rd Street boat launch and no one ever gave me grief. The fish you catch there are pretty pathetic though…good for family outings, but if you want to get some big ones, head out to the Chain Lakes (Blue, Black, Thompson) south of town or to the rivers. I fish anywhere and everywhere as long as it’s off the pavement and never a harsh word. Black Lake the guy at the resort said “$5 take it or leave it buy you will catch fish…” Best $15 we ever spent since we were landing pike like there was no tomorrow…




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  • Brad

    There are actually plenty of places that are not private on the lake to fish and swim, and I dont believe the owner of the resort is a bad person he is obviously good at selling and marketing or he wouldnt be where he is today. I had the opportunity to be introduced to Duane’s grandson or something like that way to young to be his son, cameron hagadone who looks to be merley 21? and herd it is very rare to meet him since the family tries to let him live a normal life away from the hustle and busle which seemed to be one of the most respectful things I have herd in a long while for a family to do. i am not sure he even has the same last name anymore? anyone else ever met him….?




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  • Morgan jones

    Do any of you use spell check? People sure seem to hate the Hagadone family but get a grip. I have grown up spending my summers in north Idaho and remember when the resort was built. He employs hundreds of people who may not otherwise have jobs and they work for the offered wages -at their own will. Maybe he is a jackass with too much money but I know a lot of jackasses with no money so……




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  • Nathan St.Claire

    Cameron Hagadone made the biggest real estate sale of 2012 last week. Cameron Hagadone sold the $ 74,000,000.00 island Exuma Cays Bahamas to an unknow investor last week. After arriving back in the states on his family owned Gulfstream G450 wednesday he hasnt been available for interview, although his secretary realeased this statement, “Cameron is dedicated to his clients and their discrete privacy, for which his values are founded upon which allows him free rein to provide exclusive real estate accusations to his family, friends and clients with the utmost respect and trust in his decisions.”

    What is known about cameron, not to much really I sat down with him 2 years ago not having any idea who he was which he strives for is complete normalcy as he trys to build his own name and push away from his family to be just like you and I. He is 25 and from North Idaho and I guess lives in California part time and owns a very small marketing company. He grew up under the umbrella of an international company, and can be seen at times showing property all over the world as a licensed Broker, definitely not the suit and tie type. I had herd he has been seeing at private showings wearing Dolce&Gabbana Jeans a t-shirt and some Chuck taylor kicks…as well as last year at an Sotheby’s International Realty Auction in board shorts and flip flops. This must work for him because he stays busy and only does business off referrals. SO have fun trying to find away to contact him, IE: you cant, Impossible




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    • Big Bear

      Oz has learned him well…heehee.

      I would assume Cameron is Brad Hagadone’s son. Brad was a photographer and has a company, Quicksilver, which is near the CDA Resort. It would not surprise me that Cameron is not the “suit-and-tie type”. When Duane won the Alger Award, he shared it with Dennis Washington, Wayne Huizenga, and Tony Novelly. None of them wore ties. Ties are for the DC Gang.

      http://www.cdapress.com/app/resources/photojournalism/display.php?id=7489




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  • Vic

    WOW does anyone remember what Cd’a was in the 60’s and early 70’s….a railroad track in a ghost town. Yes the boat races brought a crowd of intolerance, and the growth was minimal. Then Duane single handily had a vision which he went for, in a city he grew up in and loved. In fact he moved only a few blocks from childhood to adulthood. Asking absolutly no help from the tax payers he added a touch like no other to a, to be ghost town and turned it into a vacation paradise, improving and adding every year to keep up with the times.

    If Mr. Hagadone was handing out five dollar bills, people would complain they weren’t fifties, yes people have a right to be jealous of success but to ridicule the successful, especially a person that has improved their property values and improved the standard of living for Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding area, is WRONG!

    “If you can do better GOFORIT”!!!!!

    Vic




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