Pompano Beach, FL, June 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- “Jackson Hole Ski Home Auction”
Each winter season, Jackson Hole, Wyoming attracts thousands of visitors for both its spectacular national parks and world-famous skiing. The town has also become well known for its culture and nightlife. It has been the host of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference for twenty years and is the site of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Center for the Arts. Many celebrities live in Jackson Hole including Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock.
The town offers two premier ski resorts with miles of trails for both novice and extreme world class enthusiasts. Adding to the fun are the Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge. The premier ski areas include 8,000 acres of lift service and one of the highest vertical drops in North America at 4,139 feet. Jackson Hole gets an average of 500 inches of snow annually and has gained the reputation as one of the best ski vacation destinations in the world.
According to the real estate listing, the Jonathan Foote rock and timber ski home is on over 10 acres overlooking lovely streams and lush gardens. It has approximately 23,000 square feet, seven bedrooms, seven baths, guest quarters, 12-seat theater, two offices, wine cellar, 1,200 square foot gym, elevator and koi pond.
Ranked top three ski homes by CNBC & TopTenRealEstateDeals.com in 2010, Jackson Hole ski home was for sale at $32.5 million. Now selling without reserve at auction on July 12th.
“Arnold and Maria Schwarzenegger Family Home”
The California home where Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted that he had fathered a child in 1997 with the family housekeeper of 20 years just sold after several years on the market.
Arnold and Maria Schwarzenegger purchased the home when they married in 1986 and lived in it until 2003 when they sold it for almost $18 million. All the while with Maria not knowing the maid’s son was fathered by Arnold, they even took the maid with them to their next house.
According to the real estate listing, the 10,000 square foot house sits on 2.5 acres with nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms spread between the main house, a guest suite and guest quarters. The house has huge spaces for entertaining and a cook’s kitchen with commercial appliances. The grounds contain a pool and tennis court and landscaped gardens. It was originally priced at $23 million, reduced to $13.9 million and finally sold for $12.9 million.
“Historic Silicon Valley Mansion”
Long before Silicon Valley existed as a bastion of high tech industry, Percy Morgan, from a prominent Welch family, set out for America at the age of 21 to make his fortune. In 1885, Morgan went to San Francisco where he organized the California Wine Association, which was the largest winery in the world, and became one of the first trustees at Stanford University.
In 1893, Morgan married Fanny Babbit Ainsworth. Four years later he bought 100 acres of land. In 1889 and in bad health, his doctor ordered rest. He and his family took the grand tour of Europe where they saw the tudor mansion, Speke Hall. During their travels they purchased furnishings and accessories with the idea to replicate Speke Hall on their 100 acres. It was completed in 1914 at a cost of $400,000 which would translate to $9.3 million today.
After Morgan’s death in 1920, the estate passed through various owners including a private school. After the school closed and the mansion fell into disrepair, it was purchased by venture capitalist Kelly Porter and his wife Christina in 1999, who spent millions restoring and updating the home to current standards.
According to the real estate listing, the home is 30,000 square feet on 8 acres, seven bedrooms, eight baths, a ballroom, and a speakeasy bar located in a secret room behind the library bookcases. The wine cellar is carved out of stone and will hold thousands of bottles. There is also a caretaker’s home and separate building which houses the gym. The main house has over two dozen rooms. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Once priced at $45 million, the mansion is now relisted at $27 million.
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