Haute Estates

Real Estate Wars: Roger Birnbaum Takes On Sandy Gallin

L.A. real estate titan Sandy Gallin — who has made untold millions selling homes to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Mark Burnett and Kenny G — has been sued over a $16.5 million Beverly Hills mansion he sold to one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

The man going after Gallin is Roger Birnbaum — the head of MGM Studios — who bought a Gallin home in 2007 … only to discover it was full of leaks.

Jeremy Piven Buys Penthouse on Hudson

Jeremy Piven is buying a TriBeCa penthouse located in New York. Sources say the “Entourage” star has closed a deal on a 6,000-square-foot Hudson Street penthouse that once belonged to former Mets slugger Mike Piazza. The duplex, housed in the same building as Jon Stewart’s palatial pad, was listed by Prudential Douglas Elliman for $6.2 million.

The Sun House – Singapore

The Sun House is anything but a simple residence. Its imposing structure and fascinating sun-filled interiors only enhance each carefully planned design element. Located in Singapore, the L-shaped Sun House makes the most of its location: a corner lot surrounded by bungalows. The architects who managed to create a safe heaven – Guz Architects – saw the importance of natural sunlight so they fabricated a stunning design that captures light and spreads it in all directions.

Wall Street’s Billionaires Flock To The Hamptons

The streets are lined with swanky Fifth Avenue stores, and real estate agents playfully call a $5 million house a “cottage”.

It is glossy world where the real America of high joblessness and housing despair is all but invisible.

The economic story of the last decade has only served to make the divide between these worlds more stark.

The Hottest International Housing Markets

Even as the value of residential real estate around the developed world continued its multi-year plunge in the second quarter, some countries bucked the trend. In seven national markets, housing values rose by more than 5% in the second quarter compared to the second quarter of 2010. In two countries, prices rose nearly 20%. 24/7 Wall St. has identified the countries where real estate values are soaring.

Haute Estates: Mansions for Tennis Aficionados

For all the tennis enthusiasts out there currently scouring the Orange County market for a swanky pad that includes a top-of-the-line tennis court, Haute Living is happy to present some of the best estates currently on the market fitted for all your tennis needs just in time for the upcoming U.S. Open.