The Grand Portabello Estate

Howdy all. I’m Tony and Kenny was cool enough to let me throw up some posts.
The Portabello Estate hasn’t had a full post on here so I wanted it to be my first. I drive by this pad at least once a month, as it’s not even in a gated community….despite the $75 million price tag. Yes, it’s overpriced because the owner ignored the market value and basically asked for a recoup of what he paid to build it.
Still, it’s not TOO overpriced considering it’s over 30,000 sq.ft. on 3 premium oceanfront lots. The design is either going to make you fall in love or throw up. People either love it or hate it. I personally LOVE it (well maybe not all the furniture or the stupid sculpture in the entrance) because I’m a major fan of “fluid” design.
8 bd, 10 ba, several pools, a spa that actually bubbles into a roof of a wet bar, waterslide and a downtown recreated. The owner grew up in a small town so he put his movie theater, game room, car and jewelery on display to appear as a small “main street”¬†town. There’s even a diner.

Here’s a video tour:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15xGyPtW8e0 and here’s the actual website: http://www.portabello.com/

  • Kieran

    This is so well written, I really like the tone and approach you have taken, it was a good read. I think you should guest blog more frequently!




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    • tony

      thanks Kier. More to come…




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  • Venom

    My favorite home in the world.
    I want this house.




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  • Kyle

    This would be my kind of home for the California coast, now for the Eastern seaboard, I want something very grandious and Old World.




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  • Chance

    One of my top ten houses all time based on design and look, but it’s right on the road and you can literally peer through the windows as you pass by. Add about 10,000 square feet and take it away from the street and it would be heaven.




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