Hold on to your hats, Homes of the Rich readers! I just got wind of this massive estate that is being built in Arizona. It is being designed by Peterson Architecture & Associates and is going to be a mind numbing 100,000 square feet under roof. That would easily make it the largest home in the state of Arizona and one of the largest in the country. It is being built in the hills of Silverleaf in Scottsdale, AZ. It will resemble both a Mediterranean castle and Italian hillside village.

The ‘smart house’ will boast an endless array of amenities including an indoor bowling alley, indoor basketball court, indoor swimming pool, underground caves, secret passages, staff quarters, the first residential IMAX movie theater, multiple interior garages, zip lines across courtyards from one part of the house to another, multiple pool complexes with waterfalls, hidden grottos, a lazy river and a three-story night club. WOWWWW!!!! Talk about over-the-top! You would never have to leave your house, it has everything you need!

FROM THE ARTICLE:

James Bond and Iron Man effects will be the main inspiration and theme of the home. Some parts of the home will look like a reclaimed castle, while other parts will exhibit a contemporary feel. The home will also be surrounded by amazing Berghoff Design Group-landscaped gardens, including an intricate hedge maze.

Peterson Architecture faced a time crunch with a six-month deadline to design the home and get it approved. With hard work and dedication, Peterson Architecture, and the team led by architect Scott Carson AIA LEED, made that deadline with time to spare. The goal is to have the home complete in a record-breaking 2.5 years led by contractor Tom Argue, Argue Custom Homes.  Peterson said, “We are up for the challenge. All of our other projects thus far have prepared us for this major project.”

With extensive experience designing night clubs, restaurants and clubhouses, Peterson Architecture is taking their business to an extreme level without compromising their quality and integrity. “We listen to what our clients want and that’s the strength of Peterson Architecture.”

THANKS TO READER JOHN L. FOR THE TIP!!

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  • Swimmer

    All I have to say is OH MY!! It is almost to unreal to be actually created. From what we can see, the exterior looks really good… I am just hoping that they carry everything into the interior as well.




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  • Daniel

    I love gigantic homes, but even I have to admit some of the crap in this home is going overboard. Zip lines from one end to the other? Why not just install a moving walking? Three-story nightclub? All that and they forgot the Go-Kart track. Pity.

    I’d be very surprised if this home ever gets completed. I smell a Versailles on the horizon.




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  • Grrrowler

    From the article: “James Bond and Iron Man effects will be the main inspiration and theme of the home.” At least it won’t be tacky (sarcasm intended). The concept of a hill town is a good one, but some of the ideas are just too over the top. It’s clear that someone has run out of ways to spend his/her money!




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    • Bryan in CLT

      I wonder who the mystery his/her owner is? Maybe who of Sam’s kids spending some Wal-Mart $$$$$$$$$!!! I am betting the land alone for this cost a mint.




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  • Chance

    The world is full of rich idiots and the person building this “home” is one of them.




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    • Barney

      A-F*CKING-MEN, Chance…..see my comment below….the last one (as of now, Michigan time, 1:15 p.m.)




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  • George

    The plus to a house this size is, if your mother-in-law ever moved in, you might not know for years.




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    • Tamara

      Love it! Maybe there is a method to the madness…wait it could be a Saudi snake oil salesman needing a place for his harem.




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      • Jonathan

        Or maybe an Israeli jeweler or arms trader? Who knows?




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      • Stewie

        LOL good comment Tamara. No I doubt it, I think it’s an American. Can’t really see a saudi building a place like this in Arizona. Personally, I’m very against letting islamic immigrants into Western countries in the first place. Well I guess we could make exceptions for wealthy, well educated and open minded ones; but the vast majority should be excluded. There are millions of people the world over who would love the opportunity to come to the wealthy and open minded Western world and I just don’t see why we should give islamic immigrants a visa, many of whom dislike us and our way of life, contribute little to our economy and do not want to fully integrate into our society and accept our laws. I live in England and can tell you first hand that islamic immigration is a big problem in Europe – they come in, don’t adapt to our laws, live in parallel communities and take money from the state (pakistani’s in particular). For example, 2/3 of imam’s in France live off the state, while many simultaneously preach hatred against their foster country. That’s not a joke, many hate the very Western country they reside in even though it gives them everything and has been so accommodating. The audacity of them is truly astounding. And then when you see how Christians, Jews, and Atheists are treated in their own islamic countries….wow, it really boggles the mind and makes my blood boil. Deportation should be in order. Of course not all muslims are like that, some integrate and are economically beneficial to the country, but unfortunately, the bad kind are prevalent and in my opinion, letting too many in is like letting the Trojan horse into Troy and Europe may well pay for that mistake in the future. But that’s another issue for another day, let’s not mix the political with real estate because once I get started on islamic immigration, I can’t stop lol




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        • Mitchel

          Wow Stewie, you deserve an award for perhaps the most bigoted and xenophobic remark on the site.




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          • Stewie

            Why bigoted and xenophobic Mitchel? It’s just my opinion, you obviously don’t have to share it. But I believe it’s the truth and I think the facts back me up – its clear that multiculturalism in Europe hasn’t worked well and that integration from islamic communities in the West has been slow and not very successful (especially those that come from poorer, less educated backgrounds). I study politics btw so am quite well informed. But like I said, you can obviously disagree with me here and have your own take on the subject – it is a polarizing issue after all. However, deriding other people’s opinions on such an important topic as bigoted and xenophobic out of hand, especially when much of the evidence backs it up, simply because they don’t equal your own is in itself kind of ignorant don’t you think? And in case you think I’m a xenophobic individual, I’d just like to point out to you that I have many muslim friends who entirely agree with me that individuals who come to a country and don’t assimilate and aren’t economically productive should not be welcome. But, like I said earlier, this is not the place to discuss these things; this site is about real estate after all and as such, perhaps I should have kept my opinion on a political subject such as this to myself.




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  • George

    And what you don’t know, doesn’t hurt you.




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  • Kieran

    Would love to know who the owner is!! Would love to see some better photos and cant wait to see it finished, if ever!!




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  • Stewie

    omg….speechless….




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  • Venom

    Seriously, we all love big homes here, but this is ridiculous.
    What the F does anyone need with a 100,000 square foot home?
    That is just pure greed and excess.

    There comes a point where you have to say enough is enough and he blew past that about 70,000 square feet ago.




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    • Jon

      seriously. It would be a cool place to live with everything, but personally i would rather drive into a city and go bowling with friends or go to a night club where i can meet other people instead of being by myself or with a few family members.

      The home looks cool, and i like it from a lot of different standpoints but i wouldnt ever live in it even if i had the money just because of the size. The zip lines sound pretty cool though.




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  • Marie

    Wow is all I can say, hopefully some media covers it and we get youtube clip as the home is being built.




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    • Swimmer

      I agree! I can’t possibly imagine one of the largest homes in America being built without much notice.




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  • CincyRob

    The house will look like a Mediterranean castle and be the size of an Italian village. LOL! That is pretty freakin’ cool. It may be Gordon Gekko’s desert retreat.




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  • Mak

    What a sad thing to see. With all of the pain and suffering in the world, someone decides to waste so much for so few.




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    • Barney

      Could NOT POSSIBLY AGREE WITH YOU MORE, Mak.

      These NAUSEATING BEHEMOTHS are the absolute EPITOME of vulgarity, ego, materialism, GREED, vanity and hubris ALL RUN PSYCHOTICALLY AMOK.

      Literally makes my stomach turn think about this catastrophe. Don’t get me wrong though….I LOVE all things high-quality, beautiful, well-made, luxurious and all…..but PARAMOUNT to ALL of those things is the ALL-IMPORTANT PROPORTION. The owner of this place is quite LITERALLY OUT OF HIS MIND as far as I’m concerned. Pitiful, completely.




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      • andybmw7272

        I could not DISAGREE more. “Pitiful”?!?!?! “Ego”!?!?!?! Greed?!?!??

        If we lived by your thoughts, we should all live in $100,000 homes, eat ramen noodles and give our leftover money to the people who think their problems are the fault of everyone else, never take responsibility, blame the rich for being rich?

        Materialism Barney? I think every home on this site in which YOU ARE VIEWING is an exhibition of materialism and excessiveness.

        Does someone with money need to apologize for having a multi-million dollar home and a Bentley? Get the hell out of here.




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        • Venom

          The fact your name has BMW in it is appropriate. lol
          You know the stereotype about BMW owners, right?

          I guarantee you Barney has seen and been in some of the best houses in the country and sold them also.
          No one on this site has problem with money, most of us on here have money and have nice large homes, myself included.

          The problem is with excessive gaudy tasteless greed like this.
          This is as bad as the Indian billionaire that built that multi-story billion dollar home in India amidst all the poverty and squalor around him.




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  • kingstigo

    This is huge,would love to see the house being built and who is the mysterious owner




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    • Nick

      I also am curious to know who the mysterious owner is and what he was thinking…




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      • Mary Jane

        your mysterious owner is none other than the “party king” of Scottsdale, Jason Hope of JAWA. Controversy surrounds the fortune made by this company and it’s founder.




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  • Nick

    Jaw dropping!!!The amenities are superb, that’s for sure.The IMAX movie theater sounds an excellent idea.However, I have to admit that the location seems to me unattractive for a behemoth with so magnificent amenities.It would be better for this mansion if it were built in CA, FL or NJ.Also, if we accept that the mansion will be completed in 4-6 years, I am curious to see the GREEN property taxes for this monster…




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  • Jowee

    I guess in the future they will start building more 100,000 square foot plus homes. To be be honest they would be the 2nd Imax owner. I heard Will Smith have one in his community.




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  • Someone Special

    Some of you guys need to stop bitching, He can do what he wants with his money. Like they give a flying F… about what yall think anyway
    Plus I heard the house will actually be about half the SQ FT listed (around 45,000)
    Anyways congrats to the owners and cant wait to see the finished product!




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    • Kieran

      I completely agree with you!

      I will not judge someone on THEIR spending habits.

      You could spend $100,000,000 on charities and there would still be, quote, “pain and suffering in the world” Or you could spend $100,000,000 on a house and enjoy it.

      You know what, this person could probably spend $100mil on a house and still have billions to give away to charities! So dnt judge. And let them enjoy what they have been blessed with




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  • Capitalist Love

    Let me just say that those of you calling this a house of greed and selfishness…you cannot be more wrong and ENVIOUS! And if not envious…at least jealous of those who can afford it. Why? It is obvious! How many jobs will this house create in its construction? How many jobs will it create after it’s construction? How much real estate taxes will it create from a vacant near worthless property?! The answer is this home will produce plenty of new jobs in its construction and in it’s maintenance. Furthermore, the taxes will be at least 20x what that vacant land was worth…and to fund what? A single family? How much in city/county resources will this family use assuming they have less than 100 kids????!!!

    This house is a win win so long as the people building it can afford it…and those of you who “poo poo it” are envious and jealous even if you won’t admit it.

    Straight up truth homie!




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  • corzetta

    This home is the size of some fo these strip malls.




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  • Venom

    I see the douchebags building this house came in to defend it.
    It was only a matter of time I guess…
    Hope it does not break you like it does the other 90% of people that attempt to build these monstrosities.
    The country is littered with homes of people that thought they were going to be the next king or maharajah and in the end found the extreme cost unbearable.




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    • organbrett

      AMEN to that last sentence!!! I do find I agree with you at least 85% of the time!




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    • Someone Special

      Im not building the house idiot, im just tired of people telling other people what they should and should not do with their money. People are too quick to judge, you have no idea what he has contributed or not. So you ‘haters’ should probably think before you speak




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    • Stewie

      Personally, I think a 100,000 sq ft size home is kind of vulgar and overly excessive myself. It’s basically unliveable too as it is just way too big. But from an economic side, it’s good. It helps employ people, property taxes get paid etc. As such, I’m a big supporter of homes like this, even though I don’t find them personally appealing in the slightest myself. My dream home would be 20,000 sq ft max.




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  • j

    If someone wants to put $100 million in a cows butt its there buisness. If he can afford the house let him build it!!!




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  • Daniel

    My goodness this turned out to be a spicy post. Insults from supporters and opponents. And here I thought the Real Housewives post couldn’t be topped.




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    • Marie

      LOL, this has to be the most interesting set of responses since Kenny started this site.




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  • Orlando

    You would see your kids twice a month living here. I cant wait to see it when its finish.




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    • Nick

      LOL yeah.Someone has to watch the kids, they might get lost… LOL




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      • Jon

        they probably have their own 30K sqft playhouse, and i would totally love that if i was 5, especially if there was a zipline and secret passages and underground caves.




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  • KEV

    So they have to have an even 100,000 SF, huh? Sounds like someone trying to get attention to me. 3 story nightclub? I guess you can bring all your friends to your place, but part of living life is actually leaving your house, no matter how large it is. Nightclubs in peoples’ homes are pretty stupid. In reality, 90 percent of this home’s under roof square footage will be unoccupied 90 percent of the time. What an f’ing waste. One of the reasons I see it becoming an Arizona version of Versailles. The one in Orlando, not the one in France, for all you first time posters. Ego run amuck is rarely pretty, and this white elephant will be no exception. Good luck with getting it finished, LOL.

    And no one is jealous of living at the foothills of a mountain in Scottsdale that no one has ever heard of unless they live in the same zip code.




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  • Victor

    Even though this is atrocious…are we sure that it is going to be one house alone that totals 100,000 sq ft? For all we know…it could be several buildings that comprise the 100,000 sq ft.
    http://www.zillow.com/blog/ira-rennert-mansion-is-largest-home-in-the-us/2009/09/30/
    Ira Rennerts home…which in toltal is 110,000 sq ft




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  • Capitalist Love

    Yes, Victor, if I was the home’s owner that’s probably the kind of mansion I’d build…at least partially…and honestly, from the drawing, it would appear that is the case…a kind of “San Simeon” where the main house was/is like 50K SFT but is surrounded by large “cottages” for guests (in the neighborhood of 5-7K SFT each).

    Furthermore, in response to some other comments I’ve read…I find myself DREAMING of being in someone who could actually comfortably afford such a place. I think about the paparazzi (just as a simple minded example) and realize it would be difficult to “have a good time” leaving the confines of my “estate.” Suddenly, such ridiculously huge homes start to make sense no? How far can Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu, etc. get out of their front door before they are in danger of being kidnapped and held for ransom losing body parts in the process? And the moderately sized army that is required to keep you safe in such cases sure requires space…especially if you’re generous.

    BTW; due to this home’s location and size I believe none of the above applies…this will likely be a failed ventured a la “Versailles Orlando” but that’s not what this post is about. My posts are assuming that whoever is constructing this can afford it 1000%.




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    • Chance

      Warren Buffett lives in the same 4,000 sq ft house he’s lived in for the past 50 years and yet he seems to get by just fine despite the fact that he’s the richest (or 2nd richest) person in the US. Haven’t heard of to many kidnapping attempts. Don’t try and justify this place, it’s just egomania.




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      • Jon

        i highly doubt Bill Gates has trouble with a constant flow of paparazzi. His life, to me anyways, doesnt seem to have a ton of drama that sells magazines. So my guess is they can get pretty far away from their estates without being kidnapped.

        I also doubt that there is just a single house, there will probably be several guest houses, pool house, etc.




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  • Tay

    Hey let me tell all of you who think a 100,000 sq ft home is non-wasteful…so explain to me how u plan on building a 100,000 sq ft home? materials?? When the avg home is like 2000 and this home is 50x that…. THINK. BTW earth has bigger problems than worrying about some stupid trustee/failed investor’s home, placing bets this place will flop…I hate being this negative. 🙁




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  • georgethegreek

    well guys, there are cultures and nationalities where its a tradition that the whole family lives under one roof. if this guy is married, has about 5 children in the 30s to 40s, who are all married and have also 2-5 children, and finally has 3-4 sisters and brothers, than we have more than 15 families…that makes 8000 sq ft for each family…i think this is ok, if the family has money…




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    • Jon

      I highly doubt any wealthy American would stick together as the kids grow into their 30s and 40s but its a good possibility that part of the home is reserved for them if they visit and the family is large, if that makes sense.




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  • georgethegreek

    about 7000 sq ft if you consider that the sisters and brothers have also grown-up children…




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  • Cindy

    Hmmm “underground caves, secret passages” I am surprised that no one has considered that this monster is being built by someone who has achieved this level of wealth from ill gotten gains? It’s in AZ…. put two and two together!!! Just a real possiblity. I for one applaud anyone who builds a fabulous home that they have worked hard for. It’s nice to see when it’s within reason. Some of these homes here are on the side of ridiculous!




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    • Jon

      hahaha, nice Cindy




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  • Someone Special

    Supposedly there is a 35 million dollar build budget




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  • NoUseForA

    Jason Hope is having a big year and we mean big! We got an exclusive Daily 60 interview with Hope, Jawa CEO, about his incredible holiday party and the building of his 100,000 square-foot home located up the road in Silverleaf. Everything from zip lines, to an indoor basketball court, a three-story club and all the other features will make his home the largest in North America.

    http://arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/features/features/1571-jason-hopes-star-studded-bash.html




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    • Mike

      Hope is on his way to jail or have not you heard, he made his money by scamming cell phone users at $10 a pop via text message, the feds are already on it,

      give it a few months, he will be broke

      bahhh bahhh baahhh !!!!




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    • Will

      A custom home builder I work for in Scottsdale has confirmed the same info regarding the fact that the owner is a 37 year old guy that sells video game solutions. He also told me that the home will have approximately 60,000 sf of air conditioned living space. Also, the general contractor had to hire four different concrete companies in order to keep up with the construction schedule.




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  • Jared

    Just want to tell you that you need to stop using the phrase “mind-numbing.” You stole that from the Real Estalker and you use it in almost EVERY post you write. It shows your lack of writing skills, just sayin…




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    • Kenny Forder

      Yeah, yeah. Is it a copyrighted phrase? NO. Also, I don’t use it in every post, only if the home boasts a huge price tag.




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  • Jared

    Yeah well your mind must be pretty numb if you can’t come up with more interesting text. Lack of originality bores people.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Okay, I understand what you’re saying. You’re right, I’ll try to be more original. Thanks for the suggestion, but next time just be a little bit more nice about it 😉




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  • Kyle

    Good grief, WHAT A THREAD! While I fully am a lover of free-market capitalism and so forth, I just cannot fathom WHY someone would build a 100,000 square-foot home. I mean this is like building a cruise ship all for yourself, after a certain point, unless you plan on filling the place up with enormous quantities of PEOPLE, there’s just no point!




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  • Capitalist Love

    And Kyle, that’s not your problem. It is someone else’s. Whatever they do with the space it is the builder’s/subcontractor’s gain. I’m sure whoever building this home (if legit) wouldn’t expect you to understand. Do you understand a homeless person’s lifestyle? What about Mark Cuban’s? I’m sure you understand neither. So don’t worry about it and shut up…especially if you’re readying “Homes of the RICH”!




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  • Aurthur Redshield

    Im no capitalis, but I have to ask all the haters…how would you like it if you were taken from unemployment and employed building this, I bet you hating would end the day foods on the table. Thinks about how many will be eating becuase of this place… 200… 300?
    Tell them its a bad idea.




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  • Mike

    Eating from this place while Hope is stealing from tens of millions of others, it took me months to get a refund, I am very sure this idiots crimes will come to light very soon




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  • Mike

    He has it where his company sends you a text about video game secrets and if you do not respond back you get charged an automatic $9.99

    I wish I thought of it first, what a brilliant scam to get rich off of and avoid lengthy sentence, then again who knows maybe they will try and make an example out of him,

    🙂




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  • dwk

    I’ll bet it’s an Israeli Jeweller. heheheh.




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  • Ex Scottdale resident

    Just announced that Verizon is suing him and 26 others for fraud. Better stop building….!

    “Verizon Wireless has launched a legal battle against 26 people and companies they say are fleecing consumers with “premium messaging services,” i.e., when your grandma gets a spam text message that enters her into an automatic billing cycle without her consent. Verizon says Hope is “the mastermind behind defendants’ fraudulent and deceptive practices.” -from Gawker.com




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  • Silverleaf resident

    He was making 10 million a month and the house is not going to be built




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  • ord

    I’m almost positive that an extensive amount of work has been done on the home. I do believe construction has halted for now.




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  • Silverleaf resident

    Just site work hardley graded he bought the whole street and it doesnt even face the city for views




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  • trent

    Does anybody know who the interior designer is on this project?




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    • kg

      Hirsh Bedner Assoc. Interiors




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  • Phillip

    Jason is ‘HOPElessly’ behind on construction advances and work has been halted. The Verizon case is strong and is proceeding this fall. Property is being quietly shopped…..!




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  • kg

    How strong is the verizon case??




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  • Neutralobserver

    Construction is not halted. I’ve personally been to the site, the company I work for is a supplier of materials for certain construction trades. The job is under construction now and is actually expanding in scope. The view is incredible.




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  • Neutralobserver

    From what I hear, the house wouldnt have been constructed if a behind-the-scenes agreement on a settlement of the verizon case hadnt been reached in principal – this should be announced publicly within the year. Rumor is that the construction process had originally been halted due to negotiations slowing down between JAWA and Verizon on a settlement, but that once an agreement was in place (again, behind the scenes), the house project was fired-up again. All financials on the project are secure and proceeding as planned. all this is heresay at this point but the reality is that this thing is being built as we speak.
    P.S. Verizon makes money too off of the same JAWA “scams” they claim they are trying to stop – they get a percentage of the proceeds when you get sucked into these schemes. All they have to do is show that they try to fight stuff like this and they are off the hook. If they accept a one-time settlement from JAWA and rewrite some fine-print – boom, they are off the hook with the FTC, and JAWA is back to business as usuall, and Verizon laughs all the way to the bank.




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