Real Estate Porn: Nicolas Sarkozy’s New Hampshire Retreat and Annie Liebovitz’ West Village Studio

Blair Pfander
Real Estate Porn: Nicolas Sarkozy’s New Hampshire Retreat and Annie Liebovitz’ West Village Studio
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Whether or not you’re a captain of industry, few pleasures in life are as uncomplicated as clicking through impossibly luxe (and ridiculously expensive) real estate listings.
This week, tap into your inner genius inside Annie Liebovitz’ $33 million dollar New York City Greenwich Street studio, or invite your supermodel friends to your new private nightclub (bedecked with neon lights polished dance floors) in the basement of a $26 million dollar LA mansion.
Of course, if that all sounds a little exhausting, you could always space out in the “XBox Room” of Nicolas Sarkozy’s former New Hampshire retreat, which hit the market this week for $13.6 million.
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LOS ANGELES, CA: No self-respecting high roller can have a mansion without a hidden basement nighclub. This ritzy LA home feautres three elavtors, a private library, two indoor lap pools and a separate "party" wing furbished with dance floors and neon lighting. $26,000,000 at Coldwell Banker.

Photo: Coldwell Banker/Coldwell Banker

NEW YORK, NY: This week, Annie Liebovitz listed her elegant 755 Greenwich Street property, which features an open floor plan with two wood-burning fire places, a private courtyard and a sun-drenched library workspace. $33,000,000 at Brown Harris Stevens.

Photo: Brown Harris Stevens/Brown Harris Stevens

ENCINITAS, CA: If you like luxury living with a dash of "green," this modern SoCal beach house has an LEED Platinum rating (the highest awarded by the Green Building Council) in addition to orosi tropical wood flooring, Caesarstone counterops and an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean. $3,300,000 at Willis Real Estate.

Photo: Willis Real Estate/Willis Real Estate

GREENWICH, CT: Former Starwood CEO Juergen Bartels is listing his swanky 14,000 square foot Greenwich mansion, which features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, eight fireplaces and a wine cellar in addition to staff quarters and tennis courts. $13,500,000 at Sothebys.

Photo: Sothebys/Sothebys


HILSBOROUGH, CA:
Fashioned to look like an English Tudor estate, this California mansion is one of the largest private residences on the west coast, and comes complete with a 36,000 square foot main residence in addition to three separate apartments and a luxe guest house. $38,500,000 at Christies.

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HONG KONG: This modern waterfront estate in Regalia Bay is primed for "large" living, with luxe features like a sweeping stone terrace along the waterfront and floor-to-ceiling ocean views in every room. $64,515,297 at Christies.

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WOLFEBORO, NH: For three weeks last summer, this enormous Lake Winnipisaukee estate was home to Nicolas Sarkozy (which he rented for $30,000 per week). Now, you can live like the former French prez on this 17,000 square foot mansion, which features a three-slip boat house, eight bedrooms, a home theater, a two-story great room, billiards and even an "Xbox room" with a 60-inch plasma TV. $13,600,000 at Spencer Hughes.

Photo: Spencer Hughes/Spencer Hughes


CALEDON, ONTARIO:
This 1840s Ontario home is located in the protected Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, and was once home to famous cider-maker (seriously), Thomas Farrell. But even if you're not a cider-sipper, you'll be a fan of the "hidden" pool area, original stained glass windows and a 20-foot skylight—designed for optimal starlight viewing. $8,870,968 at Sothebys.

Photo: Sothebys/Sothebys

SCOTTSDALE, AZ: This sleek Scottsdale mansion is fashioned from glass walls, allowing for sweeping views of the red rocks. For sporty house-shoppers, the 7,200-square-foot estate includes membership at the Desert Mountain Club, whose golf course is practically in the backyard. $4,400,000 at Zillow.

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ATLANTA, GA: Southern hospitality has extra appeal in this dramatic Atlanta mansion, which features a Palladian-inspired drawing room, French chandeliers, hand-carved fireplaces (of which there are eight, if you were worried), and a separate pool house wing. $2,399,000 at Sothebys.

Photo: Sothebys/Sothebys

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