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Rare chance to buy ritzy house with murderous past

<p><span>A ritzy home on the water of one of Brisbane’s most fabulous suburbs has hit the market, but it’s dark, murderous past has continued to haunt its walls.</span><br /><br /><span>What was once a party house filled with socialites on the banks of the Brisbane River, turned into a murder scene in the 1950s when Hamilton resident Sylvia Joyce Clare Ferguson was convicted of the murder of her rich husband Roy Ferguson.</span><br /><br /><span>The idyllic four bedroom Spanish-style home sits at 2 Grays Road, Hamilton, was a sight then and even now it continues to hold against the multimillion-dollar estates that surround it in the blue-chip suburb.</span><br /><br /><span>With views of the river, city and Story Bridge – it’s not wonder why this listing is believed to go as quick as it possibly can.</span><br /><br /><span>A True Crime episode by The Courier-Mail’s Kate Kyriacou explored the deep mystery of the little blue house, saying that Roy and his brother Jack owned pubs near Newcastle and Forbes, a poultry farm in Charleston, New South Wales and other properties, as well as directorships in various companies including breweries.</span><br /><br /><span>Mrs Ferguson was a simple barmaid in Newcastle when she met Roy.</span><br /><br /><span>They eventually settled down with each other and moved into the waterfront home in Hamilton, Brisbane.</span><br /><br /><span>The scandal began when she was jailed along with her lover and a friend over Mr Ferguson’s murder.</span><br /><br /><span>She protested her innocence from prison years later.</span><br /><br /><span>The home retains so much charm with a library and multipurpose room, indoor living and entertaining space as well as a living room with a fireplace.</span><br /><br /><span>The master suite has its very own floor with ensuite, a separate powder room, walk in robe, a living area and a balcony looking out over some of the best river views in Brisbane.</span><br /><br /><span>The home last sold over 15 years ago and was described as being “like nothing else you will find on the market”, <em>realestate.com.au</em> wrote in the listing.</span><br /><br /><span>“Boasting a character facade and traditional interior with decorative ceilings, beautiful timber floors, stained glass and classic chandeliers throughout, this is an exclusive offering with endless opportunities to make this home your own.”</span><br /><br /><span>The property is set to go to auction on Saturday March 20 at 10am.</span></p>

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Real estate agent forced to apologise for offensive, sexist post

<p>A blog post on an Australian real estate website targeting single women buying properties has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.</p> <p>The article titled "Buying as a single lady" was published on Bathurst Real Estate's website and was quickly removed after backlash on social media claimed the post was "sexist" and "misogynistic".</p> <p>The piece started off on a positive note, empowering women who are planning on purchasing a property: “You’re a single lady and you’re content not (to) have a ring on your finger”. But it then took a sharp turn that angered many people online.</p> <p>“You may prefer the emotional and financial back-up of a spouse,” the post reads.</p> <p>The article continues to suggest single women can "go wild when buying" as they are "responsible only for themselves".</p> <p>It also says women “are well known for reasoning with their hearts, not their heads - and many of us love to nest.”</p> <p>Women are then issued a warning, saying property buying can quickly go south “especially if there is no man beside you to offer logic to the situation”.</p> <p>The real estate agency swiftly removed the post from their website and apologised on Facebook.</p> <p>“This is so misogynistic it’s almost comical,” one woman who reposted the article on Facebook wrote.</p> <p>“Thanks so much for this super helpful blog post Bathurst Real Estate! I can’t wait for your next post on ‘Buying as a Single man’, Oh wait...</p> <p>“Next time I go to purchase anything I’ll be sure to bring a man with me to both pay for it and also offer logic, because as you said, women are well known for not using their head and I guess none of us have any money of our own!” the bemused woman continued.</p> <p>“This is the most offensive piece of s**t I have ever read,” another person wrote.</p> <p>“Holy s**t it had never occurred to me that buying a property would represent a big proportion of my hard work and savings! I thought it would be like buying a new eyebrow pencil or baking a cake!” another woman wrote sarcastically.</p> <p>“Does this mean that me and my partner aren’t able to buy a house because we are both women and don’t know how to use our heads?” a user asked.</p> <p>Men also seemed to be equally offended by the article.</p> <p>“I think they need a new password… surely this has got to be a hack from a sacked staff member,” one man suggested.</p> <p>Bathurst Real Estate claimed the post was written by a female from a content marketing agency who was outsourced to create content.</p> <p>The real estate agent apologised for any offence that was caused, claiming the article had gone live without their knowledge and they removed it as soon as they were aware of it.</p>

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"Time to move on": Greg Norman lists incredible Jupiter Island home

<p><span>Greg Norman has re-listed his Jupiter Island Beach home for a mind-blowing US$59,900,000 ($A77.9 million) after spending over 14 years rebuilding it into the sanctuary it is today.</span><br /><br /><span>The Floridian paradise was first listed back in 2007 for $65 million ($A84.5 million) before he and his wife began rebuilding and renovating it.</span><br /><br /><span>The property was first purchased by the 65-year-old for $4.9 million ($A6.4 million) in 1991.</span><br /><br /><span>The property has since expanded by nearly 6,800 square feet.</span><br /><br /><span>The beautiful island includes eight houses in total — the main house, a coach house, a pool house, a tennis house, a boat house, a carriage house and a beach house — along with a 5,000-square-foot basement.</span><br /><br /><span>He told the <em>Miami Herald</em> that his real estate “vision was to create a sanctuary.”</span><br /><br /><span>The main house has 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, along with beautiful oceanfront views and the utmost privacy.</span><br /><br /><span>“My wife and I feel it is time to move on after 30 years here,” Norman told the outlet.</span><br /><br /><span>“COVID-19 and the whole pandemic experience, with social distancing and being isolated from our families — most of whom live overseas — this past year has made us realise how short life truly is and has caused us to re-evaluate how and where we want to spend the rest of our lives.”</span><br /><br /><span>When talking about the home he said, “Memories here are numerous and endless, and they will be forever etched in our minds.”</span><br /><br /><span>The former world no. 1 won 89 professional tournaments in total, including 20 PGA Tour tournaments and the Open Championships in 1986 and 1993.</span><br /><br /><span>Norman would go on to make headlines in November when he described the COVID-19 symptoms that “kicked the crap” out of him.</span><br /><br /><span>“I am fit and strong and have a high tolerance for pain, but this [is] like nothing I have ever experienced before,” Norman wrote on Instagram at the time.</span></p>

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Matt Damon lists his $27.1 million zen-inspired Los Angeles home

<p><span>Hollywood heavyweight Matt Damon seems to be moving on from LA after listing his zen-inspired property for a whopping $27.1 million.</span><br /><br /><span>Mr. Damon is reportedly selling as he and his family want to make a base in New York City, according to Eric Haskell of The Agency.</span><br /><br /><span>The 50-year old is currently residing in Australia, but caused controversy when he received an exemption from quarantine in a NSW Hotel, and was instead allowed to isolate in a private residence.</span><br /><br /><span>Damon and his family are currently in Australia to film the Marvel blockbuster <em>Thor: Love and Thunder.</em></span><br /><br /><span>The LA home is situated in one of Pacific Palisades’ premiere streets, and is a home that is unlike any other.</span><br /><br /><span>With a mix of warm wood and stone, the zen paradise looks like something straight out of Hawaii.</span><br /><br /><span>“It’s like a tropical retreat,” Mr. Haskell said. “You don’t feel like you’re in Southern California anymore.”</span><br /><br /><span>The property boasts seven spacious bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and has a central atrium with a 10m vaulted mahogany ceiling and an open-plan living.</span><br /><br /><span>The beautiful home is also surrounded by lush landscaping, mature trees and sprawling grassy yards.</span><br /><br /><span>The backyard includes a children’s play area, large pool and spa, a waterfall, a koi pond and a large outdoor pavilion.</span><br /><br /><span>Other features include a game room, a bar, an office, a gym, a theatre room and a wine storage and tasting room.</span><br /><br /><span>The 50-year old and his wife Luciana Barroso purchased the LA home for US$15 million in 2012. </span></p>

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"That smell!": Permanent portaloo upsets neighbours

<p>NSW Central Coast residents are furious with their neighbour who abandoned a caravan and portaloo five years ago in their suburban street.</p> <p>The caravan is on an overgrown section on the street, but it's the portaloo that infuriates neighbours.</p> <p>"Disgusting, absolutely disgusting," neighbour Kylie Griffith told<span> </span><em>A Current Affair.</em></p> <p>"It looks like a bogan's house, like someone that doesn't care for it."</p> <p>Although things are bad now, they were worse when owner Hervander Bhandari was living there.</p> <p>He submitted plans to build a grand home after buying the site for $135,000 in 2014.</p> <p>"It was five storeys high," neighbour Stephen Crampton said.</p> <p>"The bricks turned up, the portaloo and virtually he was staying in it all the time."</p> <p>Neighbours were disgusted as they watched his personal routine, which included showering with a garden hose.</p> <p>That didn't bother them as much as the smell from the portaloo.</p> <p>"When he flushed the toilet, the water used to come back out of the port skip here and down the roadway, down his block of land into the neighbour's driveway, down the gutter and into the stormwater," Mr Crampton said.</p> <p>"It was disgusting. It was shocking. You would go, 'oh no, not again, that smell'.</p> <p>"We would have to have all our windows up and everything, we couldn't put up with it."</p> <p>Mr Crampton had enough and contacted the Central Coast Council, who instructed him to keep a diary of his movements.</p> <p>After enough evidence, the council took Mr Bhandari to the NSW Land and Environment Court, claiming that his living situation was illegal.</p> <p>Mr Bhandari told the court he has no interest in taking part in the case and it's currently understood that he has moved home to India.</p> <p>The Central Coast Council has said that Mr Bhandari has until January 17th to clean up the site before council moves in.</p> <p>Neighbours are upset at the decision as the council has told them they will only remove the portaloo, which means that the stack of bricks and the caravan will stay on the land.</p> <p>"They need to get rid of that stinking old caravan cause the smell is still here," Mr Crampton said.</p>

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Incredible detail in home listing goes viral

<p><span>While many who have sold a home would say it is no easy feat, they may not have considered providing the perfect addition to make sure the world sees it.</span><br /><br /><span>A US$1,689,000 (AU$2,196,000) home has hit the market, and while the large Californian property is a beauty in itself with a huge yard, five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms – there was one special detail in the home photos that sent the listing absolutely viral.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CJlxPn5gd2M/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CJlxPn5gd2M/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Zillow Gone Wild (@zillowgonewild)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Thirty of the 33 photos feature a small dog, whether lazing on the floor, propped sitting at the office desk or resting in the bathtub.</span><br /><br /><span>“This custom home features two master suites, grand living areas highlighted with open floorplans and towering ceilings, extensive redwood decking, 5-space garage with full bathroom, huge service-yard for trailers, boats and other big ‘toys’, and there’s even an apartment for your caretaker or guests. Lots and lots of extra ‘bells and whistles’ too,” the listing on Remax Accord reads.</span><br /><br /><span>The listing quickly became viral, with fans claiming they would “buy anything from that dog”, on the real estate Instagram account Zillow Gone Wild.</span><br /><br /><span>“This isn’t a house, it’s a home,” one person said.</span><br /><br /><span>“Does the dog come with the house or is this a no deal?” another asked.</span></p>

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Ever wanted to own a real castle?

<p>A unique home on Australia's North Shore has hit the market, and it is expected to topple price records because there is not much quite like it in the quiet pocked of Sydney. The century-old castle in was built more than 100 years ago and is up to buy for over $25 million – and it is expected to go quickly.</p> <p>Innisfallen Castle has stood overlooking the serene Sydney water for over 100 years and in that time has had just two owners.</p> <p>The property was listed on the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=5045027" target="_blank" title="">NSW State Heritage Register</a> on 2 April 1999, making its preservation a top priority and solidifying the home as a permanent slice of history.</p> <p>Innisfallen castle is a remnant of a bygone British era, sandwiched between the Aussie bush and glorious Sydney Harbour.</p> <p>Inside the home, there is a grand entrance that backs on to a staircase, which in turn leads up to a stone turnet that offers million-dollar 360-degree views of Sydney.</p> <p>The castle has not permanently stayed in the past though and has had minor upgrades that include a wine cellar, a gym and even a perfect space for a sauna underground.</p> <p>The interior rooms reach just a little over four metres high and have late Victorian-style interiors.</p> <p>Despite having modern fixtures added in the castle throughout the years, the decorations and styling has largely remained the same since the house was built – including the plasterwork and stained glass.</p> <p>The heritage listed castle was made in 1902 from sandstone that was quarried on the site.</p> <p>The property now sits on 8000 square metres of land and was named after a ruined Abbey at Killarney in Ireland and means 'Isle of the Field.</p> <p>The first owner was Henry Willis - a federal politician who went on to pass it down to his son.</p> <p><em>Images: Channel Nine</em></p>

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See inside Matt Damon’s $22 million Byron Bay beach pad

<p>Matt Damon and his family have been welcomed with open arms by the closely-knit beach town of Byron Bay, NSW.</p> <p>To seal in their spot as residents, the actor has reportedly scooped up a $22 million mansion in the area.</p> <p>The unbelievable home was snapped up after a little over four days on the market,<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/oscarwinner-matt-damon-rumoured-buyer-of-22m-byron-bay-home/news-story/bb64832c4ae44fe83b48b34dca23f5ec" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Telegraph</em></a><span> </span>reported.</p> <p>While it has not been confirmed if the Hollywood heavyweight added the five bedroom property under his belt, he is a heavy contender.</p> <p>The home has sweeping views that overlooks Wategos Beach and is regarded as the of the area's most prestigious homes.</p> <p>In the middle of a quiet coastal town, the incredible property has all the bells and whistles including a heated infinity pool, tall ceilings and open spaces to host large gatherings. </p> <p>The property also offers three bathrooms and three car spaces.  </p> <p>The Los Angeles based actor was spotted with his wife and three children holidaying in the coastal town in 2019 and rumours have ignited as to whether the family would be settling down.</p> <p>In 2019, Matt reportedly rented out the $4 million ($3.07m USD) property directly next door to Chris Hemsworth's property.</p>

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Serena Williams gives rare look into beautiful home

<p><span>Serena Williams has given an update on her daughter Olympia from the comfort of her glamorous walk-in-wardrobe.</span><br /><br /><span>The star revealed she had signed her little girl up for tennis lessons on Thursday in an Instagram video, while perched behind her was her clothing and handbags.</span><br /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838404/serena-williams-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4a2be5edc8404957b4262881273fa370" /><br /><span>The 39-year-old's items could be seen neatly placed in sectioned compartments, and fans could also see the room's lush wooden flooring.</span><br /><br /><span>As she walked around the stunning space, Serena explained: "I signed Olympia up for tennis lessons. Don't even start with me, because I'm not giving her tennis lessons.</span><br /><br /><span>“I signed her up for some, but the lady has no idea that it's my daughter.</span><br /><br /><span>“So we'll see how that goes. I'm not a pushy mum, but I know how I like techniques. I wanna make sure she's good."</span><br /><br /><span>The stars personalised show space for bag’s was also showing behind her along with a select few pairs of expensive footwear.</span><br /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838407/serena-williams.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/884ac43e24eb48048271c17b81e88277" /><br /><span>Serena is reportedly living in her stunning mansion that she has owned for over two decades, in Palm Beach, Florida.</span><br /><br /><span>The star is living with her husband Alexis Ohanian and daughter Olympia.</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838406/serena-williams-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/26fcf5e316064b6b9c3ca64b40b9c807" /></span></p>

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Hemsworth brothers list stunning Malibu retreat for $4.9 million

<p><span>Australian brothers Chris, Liam and Luke Hemsworth are looking to let go of their Malibu home that they shared for $4.9 million.</span><br /><br /><span>Together the trio have lifted the price $1.45 million more than they paid for the place using a trust four years ago, real estate records show.</span><br /><br /><span>While there were not many changes made to the 4,612-square-foot floor plan, with its polished concrete floors, warm woody accents and shiny marble finishes - they did touch up the landscape and exterior of the house.</span><br /><br /><span>The home hosts four marvellous bedrooms, four bathrooms, a sunny chef’s kitchen and a wine cellar.</span><br /><br /><span>It also features a spacious media room that is decked out with purple walls and carpet floors.</span><br /><br /><span>The back patio includes a sauna and beyond that is serene tiered gardens that overlook a grassy lawn and unbelievable mountain dunes.</span><br /><br /><span>Altogether, the Malibu retreat is 1.3 acres and is above Point Dume.</span><br /><br /><span>Chris Hemsworth, 37, is best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel cinematic universe.</span><br /><br /><span>Liam Hemsworth, 30, gained fame for his role as Gale Hawthorne in “The Hunger Games” trilogy.</span><br /><br /><span>Luke Hemsworth, 39, plays the part of Ashley Stubbs on HBO’s critically acclaimed sci-fi western show “Westworld.”</span></p>

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Doris Day’s California home listed for eye-watering price

<p>Doris Day’s home in Carmel Valley, California, has hit the market but her estate wont be raking in the profits for the grand property.</p> <p>The residence was where Day lived right up until her death in May 2019 at age 97.</p> <p>It has been listed by Sotheby's International Realty for $7.4 million.</p> <p>All of the proceeds from the sale will go towards Day's animal charity she founded in 1978, the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF).</p> <p>The 12,400-square-foot home includes two expansive floors in the main home, a guest house, three lofts, two caretaker units, and a caretaker’s office.</p> <p>The main home rests on a knoll overlooking Carmel Valley and is also adjacent golf club so it holds captivating views at every direction.</p> <p>It includes three bedrooms, a kitchen with a dining area, a large living room with a Carmel stone fireplace, a library, and two offices.</p> <p>Fans of <em>The Doris Day Show </em>will also notice that the spiral staircase from the iconic CBS sitcom lies inside Day's main home.</p> <p>Day died on May 13, 2019 at her home.</p> <p>Her death followed closely after the beloved actress celebrated her 97th birthday.</p> <p>Bob Bashara, Day's business manager and close friend, told<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://over60.monday.com/boards/63889387/pulses/people.com" target="_blank">PEOPLE</a></em><span> </span>that the star "died peacefully” after a fulfilling life working on films and TV shows.</p> <p>“She lived by her most famous song,<span> </span><em>Que Sera, Sera</em>. That was her belief.</p> <p>“Whatever will be, will be, and there is a purpose for everything that happens and you need to get on with her life,” Bashara said. “She always looked forward and looked for the good in whatever happened.”    </p>

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See inside the Obama’s private residence of the White House

<p><span>The Obama family have shown off the inside of their apartment at the White House during Barack’s presidency to the world.</span><br /><span>A new book is taking readers inside the Obama White House, along with personal photographs of the residence and all four family members showing off the beautiful home.</span></p> <p><span>Barack, Michelle, Sasha, and Malia go in-depth to the home which interior designer Michael S. Smith redesigned.</span></p> <p><span>The family spent a total of $1.5 million of their own money on renovations and now they are letting the world see what the private sanctuary they created for themselves during Obama’s residency in a new volume called Designing History: The Extraordinary Art &amp; Style of the Obama White House.</span></p> <p><span>Among the rooms shown in the book includes the master bedroom that the President and the First Lady shared.</span></p> <p><span>Large windows allowed for the couple to have plenty of natural sunlight during their eight years stay.</span></p> <p><span>“It was personally very important to me to design a master bedroom that would be a true refuge for the president and first lady,” Smith - who co-authored the book with Margaret Russell - said.</span></p> <p><span>Detailed photos showed the neutral color palette, with walls covered in an oatmeal-colored Chinese wallpaper.</span></p> <p><span>The foreword, written by Michelle Obama reads that the new volume “shares one of the most comprehensive looks inside the White House in book publishing history”.</span></p> <p><span>According to the press release, it explores how the White House reflected “the youthful spirit of the first family and their vision of a more progressive, inclusive American society.”</span></p> <p><span>The gorgeous home that the family stayed in during Obama’s presidency is described as “both a historical document and a voyeur's delight.”</span></p> <p><span>The excerpt went on to say that the home showcased “a specific moment in time for the White House, the Obamas, and the American experience.”</span></p> <p><span>Also in the book, photos of the family’s personal sitting room was shown.</span></p> <p><span>Not only was it where famous politicians and celebrities around the world would have been entertained, but it featured an artwork that was loaned from the National Gallery of Art.</span></p> <p><span>“In an effort to lessen its formality, I covered the walls with a handwoven, spice-colored grass cloth that we had embroidered in a subtle arabesque pattern to add a layer of texture. The wallpaper’s dusky palette almost gave the effect of a paneled room,” Smith explained.</span></p> <p><span>Scroll through the gallery to see the incredible home here.</span></p>

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Inside Kate and William's luxurious royal "apartment"

<p>Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal home is referred to as an 'apartment', but it's not like a unit like we're thinking.</p> <p>Many think of an apartment as a two-bedroom place, but Kate and William's apartment is more like a mini-mansion on the grounds of Kensington Palace.</p> <p>The residence is known as Apartment 1A and is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis when they're in London.</p> <p>A royal author has revealed what it's like in the apartment.</p> <p>"It's enormous... and it's like a piece of countryside in London," revealed royal author Ingrid Seward to <a rel="noopener" href="https://play.trueroyalty.tv/england-s-queens/videos/the-royal-beat-royal-women-of-kensington-palace" target="_blank" class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtflink">True Royalty's Royal Beat</a>.</p> <p>"It has 20 rooms from the basement to the attic, it is not a small house," she explained.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDOMybUFTzB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDOMybUFTzB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">📸 Fun behind the scenes in March recording #ThatPeterCrouchPodcast, as part of the #HeadsUp campaign. Thanks to everyone involved in making it all happen! #PassThePod</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Duke and Duchess of Cambridge</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Jul 29, 2020 at 3:00am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"All of these royal residences at Kensington Palace are called apartments, which of course makes people immediately think they are flats like the American term for an apartment. They are not."</p> <p>The homes are "joined terrace houses", with a lift, a gym and a $310,000 kitchen that the couple paid to renovate.</p> <p>Duchess Kate has helped decorate the home with the aid of an interior designer, though the furnishes have likely changed over the years as the family has grown.</p>

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Inside Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s luxury New York condo

<p>Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have recently expanded their real estate portfolio into the currently beleaguered city of New York.</p> <p>The celebrity duo picked up a condominium in one of the city’s most exclusive precincts, in a famous building whose luxury level is off the charts.</p> <p>According to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dirt.com/entertainers/actors/nicole-kidman-keith-urban-house-new-york-city-1203329681/" target="_blank"><em>Variety</em></a>, Nicole and Keith parted with a mere $3.5 million the 1600-square-foot, two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom condo in Manhattan’s highly sought-after Tribeca area.</p> <p>Situated inside Tribeca’s famous clock tower building, which previously housed the massive New York Life Insurance Company, developers converted the entire building into luxury condominiums in 2018 – and now Nicole and Keith are the newest pair to call it home.</p> <p>Shared amenities that are available to all residents of the luxury building officially situated at <a rel="noopener" href="https://108leonard.com/" target="_blank">108 Leonard</a> include a gorgeous indoor pool, fully-equipped gym/fitness centre, dining areas, rooftop gardens and more.</p> <p>Whenever they stay there, Nicole and Keith will be sharing the building with 151 other beautifully well-appointed residences.</p> <p>Other condos in the luxurious building range from $1.5 million for less than 1,000 square feet, all the way up to $11.5 million for units that are more than 3,500 square feet, according to listings on real estate site Zillow.</p> <p>According to <em>Variety</em>, one of the amenities that drew Nicole and Keith’s attention to the building is the presence of a “sky garage”, which would allow their car to be lifted hydraulically right to their unit – giving them perfect protection from the paparazzi.</p> <p>Check out all the amazing images of the property below.</p> <p>IMAGES: <a rel="noopener" href="https://108leonard.com/" target="_blank">108 Leonard</a> / Wikimedia</p>

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