Spec Houses: The Kindling of the Class War

Hamilton Nolan · 03/20/15 09:14AM

If and when America's class war-driven revolution begins in earnest, there would certainly be worse targets for guerilla action than unoccupied $100 million mansions—monuments to pure greed and speculation.

Elin Nordegren Demolishes $12 Million Mansion for No Good Reason

Brian Moylan · 01/05/12 11:28AM

Tiger Woods' recluse ex-wife Elin Nordegren got a $100 million dollar settlement after her husband fucked every Brandi, Krystal, and Hooter's Waitress Tammi in the entire country. She has so much money now that she's just wasting it by buying mansions and then ripping them down for fun.

Candy Spelling Sells Her Mega-Mansion to 22-Year-Old Heiress

Richard Lawson · 06/14/11 11:37AM

From the Department of Totally Normal Home Sales comes the news today that Candy Spelling, wife of the late TV producer Aaron Spelling, has finally unloaded her famous 57,000 square-foot (yes) Los Angeles mansion for an undisclosed sum.

Dr. Phil Buys $30 Million Recreation of the Alamo

Brian Moylan · 07/30/10 03:01PM

Dr. Phil must be missing his home state of Texas, because he and his wife just paid close to $30 million for this five-bedroom house in Beverly Hills that looks just like the Alamo. Or a fake villa.

This Is Chevy Chase's Former Hamptons Mansion, And You're Not

Richard Lawson · 06/17/10 02:16PM

The former SNL fall-downer and current Community curmudgeon sold the property back in 2001, but for years he roamed the historic home, presumably bought with his Cops & Robbersons riches. Now it can be yours, for $33M.

Jann Wenner Just Scraping By

Hamilton Nolan · 03/02/10 04:53PM

Facial-haired magazine mogul Jann Wenner's wife has paid him more than $20 million this year to buy his half of two properties the couple once shared, before Jann moved in with a guy 15 years ago. It's a living! [NYT]

The Law Of Aerial Spying

Hamilton Nolan · 07/10/08 02:53PM

When reporting on The Rich, it's critical to prove that they are, in fact, rich. This is most easily accomplished by showing their homes, because every reader can immediately tell that they couldn't even afford the solid gold horse stable, much less the platinum guest house or uranium master bedroom. But most of The Rich aren't gauche enough to allow a photographer to set foot on their property. What to do? Hire a helicopter, of course. You can spy on wealthy barons from the air all you want, and it's perfectly legal! Here's the proof, and the pudding: