Pompano Beach, FL, January 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- This week's Top 10 homes spotlight at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com includes a look at Ronald Reagan's 1950's state-of-the-art, all-electric home of the future in Pacific Palisades, California. In 1957, General Electric rewarded Reagan in appreciation for his high TV ratings from his host job on "General Electric Theater" with a 4,764 square foot ranch with grand views extending from the Getty Center to the Pacific Ocean. This was the home where on November 4, 1980, Ronald Reagan received the call from President Jimmy Carter conceding the election and to congratulate him on his landslide victory in becoming the 40th President of the United States. The home came with every imaginable electrical convenience, including the newly conceived garbage disposal. Now for sale at $4,999,000.
Two homes that were on the market for a long time have finally sold:
Harrison Ford had more to celebrate than just Christmas this year. Finally, after sitting on the market for two years, he can now cash in on the sale of his New York City penthouse. Ford spends most of his time these days in Wyoming and lately has been attempting to sell not only this NYC penthouse but also the Brentwood, California home he has owned for almost 30 years. The Chelsea Prairie was formerly a warehouse built in the 1860s on West 17th Street. Ford purchased the 5,664 square foot penthouse in 2002 for $5.3 million. Listed for $16 million, sold to a Cambridge, Massachusetts buyer for $15 million on December 11th.
And one of San Francisco’s most historic and beautiful mansions has sold after several years on the market and a $27 million price drop. The 10,000 square foot Italian Renaissance in the prestigious Pacific Heights neighborhood has views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island and the Marin Headlands and a history dating back to Herbert Hoover's wife. Originally listed in 2006 for $55 million, the property has undergone several price cuts and was most recently listed at $34 million. It closed on December 11th for a reported $28,250,000, making it the third most expensive private home sale in San Francisco history.
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