#1 – Tour of the $60 million 30,000 square foot estate on Indian Creek island in Miami, FL.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO TOUR

#2 – Tiger Woods is finally moving into his massive Jupiter, FL estate.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE

#3 – Architect Peter Marino’s new website

CLICK HERE TO VISIT IT

#4 – Personal website for the $34.995 million Chateau d’Or estate in Beverly Hills, CA

CLICK HERE TO VISIT IT

#5 – A look at Adena Meadows, which is located in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. It is an exclusive gated community created by billionaire Frank Stronach (Magna) that backs on to a world-famous golf course.

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  • Daniel

    1) The Indian Creek House is unique, but horribly overpriced. Considering it’s contemporary, it is going to be a hard sell. I see it going for around $20 million.

    2) Tiger Woods has no class, especially when it comes to building a home. Jupiter Island is nice [and sleepy], and he magically destroyed a good portion of it by building what looks like a 22nd century prison.

    3) Peter Marino can do no wrong in my eyes. From 60 Blossom Way to La Reverie, the man is truly talented. However, I don’t know if I get the whole S&M black leather wardrobe he loves to wear.

    4) Chateau D’or is great for shooting music videos with Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. As a home, it fails. Too flamboyant, too formal, too tack, too ugly. Bulldozer alert!

    5) Interesting community. I don’t know if I would want to live in a Canadian Country Club as the course is usable for only half the year, but I suppose it caters to seasonal residents. The home for $4.5 million looks very overpriced though. The interior also has that exclusive nursing home feel to it. If I had to live in Canada, Bridle Path is the only community I would consider.




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    • Barney

      Dan…..

      The Indian Creek airport, I mean house is mind-numbing, breathtaking, sheer, nuclear-powered, THEATER OF THE ABSURD. It’s got all the warmth, relateability and embraceability (my own concoctions, thank you very much) of an uber-modern MASOLEUM built for 500 people. Patently ridiculous. And that’s gotta’ tell you a whole LOT about what I consider the RIGHT kind of contemporary to build, since, as you know, I eat, sleep & breathe mid-century modern & contemporary style.

      Same goes for Tiger Woods hotel, I mean “house”.

      Peter Marino is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the Gods of Interior Design. But I agree with you totally about what the man wears!!! He’s GOT TO BE GAY.
      I’ve read he’s been married for years with grown kids (??) but that doesn’t mean anything really. His “wife” could’ve known for years now and just let’s him do his thing while she does hers, if anything. But, HE’S GOT TO BE GAY!

      And there are simply NO WORDS for Chateau D ‘Or. That place should be NUKED, but beforehand, it should be renamed “Chateau Repugnant” {X-(~~~




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      • Grrrowler

        A gay interior designer/architect?! That’s unheard of! 😉




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        • Barney

          HEAVEN FORBID!!! lol………I’M gay, btw…..and even Marino’s too gay for me! I mean, I totally understand that when you’ve got the kind of MONEY he does, you can do whatever and wear whatever the FREAK you want, but COME ON…..he NEVER changes his leather S & M motif! How about some variety? I think he looks like an idiot, wearing nothing but the same old, tired leather drag, EVERY time he’s photographed. And don’t get me wrong….I still have an expensive leather chaps, vest, jacket etc. etc. that I used to fit into when I was young & beautiful……but on WEEKEND nights, in the RIGHT crowd, in the RIGHT places. But let it be known…..I was honestly NEVER into the heavy-duty S & M, B & D stuff……..just loved the look 🙂




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          • Grrrowler

            I hear you. I know nothing about Mr. Marino’s private life, but my guess is that it IS just drag. Wearing full leather to a Chanel party doesn’t really fit. Granted, it can look nice, but when he wears it All. The. Time. it’s just a costume. Don’t get me wrong…I love assless chaps as much as the next guy, but like you said, in the proper context.




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  • Jason

    ^ perfect summation of all the links Daniel!




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  • John L.

    Please don’t let me see Chateau d’Or ever again! My eyes are burning!




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  • Iemand

    That first house is amazing. I would love living there. But 60 million is quite a lot.

    Chateau d’Or reminds me of the mansion in Beethoven’s 4th (the exterior (windows, portico, fountain/stairs, livingroom). Is it filmed there?

    And some great looking homes at Adena Meadows 😀




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    • Kenny Forder

      Yup! It’s the house that was used in Beethoven’s 4th.




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  • richvanc

    Daniel…You are absoltely spot-on with your assessments of these links!
    And…yes Mr. Marino builds fabulous homes, which are not, fortunately,
    reflective of his wardrobe!!! To each his own…??




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  • Chance

    1) When the renderings of the Indian Creek house came out a long time ago, I wasn’t a fan. Now that I’ve seen the actual property through the different media outlets, especially this video, I have to say it’s one of my 5 favorite houses in the world.

    The way it was done is very unique and not something I would have thought of, so I’m very happy with the way it turned out.

    2) Tiger Woods House = Meh

    3) Peter Marino is a great architect, I appreciate the quality and detail he puts into his homes but I’m not a huge fan of the style of houses he creates, probably why I don’t like many homes in Florida.




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  • Grrrowler

    1) I like parts of this house, and I’m sure it would be wonderful to explore it, but it’s not a house I would ever choose to live in. It’s modern but soulless, and those two things don’t necessarily have to go together. I can’t see this actually selling for $60 million.

    2) Hideous house. Moving on.

    3) Peter Marino is incredibly talented. Yeah, he dresses like a 1970’s gay clone, but anyone who wanders around looking like a Tom of Finland drawing is clearly doing it for effect. But, he can dress however he wants since he does some amazing work. I don’t love everything he does, but I would live in one of his designs in a heartbeat. I actually prefer the designs on his site in New York over those in Florida.

    4) I have despised Chateau d’Or from the first time I saw it. It’s an architectural travesty, with a bunch of gilding glued to it.

    5) The houses are nice enough, but they’re architecturally insignificant.




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  • architect 121

    Chateau d’Or is one of the ugliest homes I’ve ever seen. It’s interior even beats Lee Najjar’s Atlanta mansion in terms of pure gaudyness. I mean, oI’ve never understood overdone interiors. We all now that you have wealth, but that doesn’t make 17th century antiques any more comfortable. If I had as much money as some of these people, I would still have comfortable, albeit beautiful furniture.

    Just because it is gilded doesn’t mean it is beautiful.




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  • Kyle

    I actually like a lot of Champ d’Or. If I wanted a home in Bel Air and had the $$$, I think I would plunk down the cash for it as a second home (I would NOT want it as a main home, mind you, but as a second home for visits to LA, it could work for me).




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    • Kyle

      OOPS I mean Chateau d’Or.




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