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$60M Mansion on a Slice of George Washington’s Former Farm Is Virginia’s Most Expensive Home

With a price tag of $60 million, a relatively new house on historic land is now Virginia’s most expensive home.

Built in 2018, the 16,000-square-foot home on East Boulevard Drive sits on riverfront land that was once part of George Washington‘s Mount Vernon Estate in Alexandria, VA.

The current owners bought the 16.5-acre property for around $9 million in 2014, and began what listing agent Heather Corey calls a reconstitution of the estate.

“The house itself is state of the art. They have a huge room that’s got a whole bank of computers that run the whole property. So it’s not just a smart house, I call it a brilliant house,” she says, adding that the electronic features are more advanced than she has ever seen anywhere else.

“Everything is interconnected and can be run with a touch of a button.”

The land was part of Washington’s original River

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David Bacon House: Bacon’s Hollywood Hills Castle Hill Mansion

Unsolved murders are all too commonplace in Hollywood. The vast majority have become infamous. Say “Black Dhalia,” “Thelma Todd,” or “William Desmond Taylor” to anyone and they’ll likely start spewing theories and suspects. Some, though, have managed to fly under the radar, but remain no less mysterious. Take the 1943 slaying of David Bacon, for instance, the actor best known (posthumously) for having played the titular character in Republic Pictures’ “The Masked Marvel.” Even those well-versed in Hollywood lore have most likely never heard of David (born Gaspar Griswold Bacon Jr.) or his murder. I only became aware of the case last year thanks to an “Entertainment Weekly” story titled “Who Killed the Masked Marvel?” that a friend, who shares my affinity for true crime and locations, tore out and sent to me. Scrawled next to a photo of Bacon’s former Hollywood Hills residence that ran atop the

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Historic mansion on Charleston’s Battery reopened as boutique hotel after renovation | Business

Throughout its history, the mansion at 20 South Battery has been known for its gatherings. Just last month, a historic marker was installed in front of it, naming it as the birthplace of the now 100-year-old Preservation Society

Founder Susan Pringle Frost hosted the organization’s first-ever meeting in the house in 1920. About 50 years before that, Colonel Lathers of the Union Army made the mansion a place where U.S. senators and New Yorkers met with locals.

Now-owner Dr. Jack Schaeffer, a native Charlestonian and part-time Sullivan’s Island resident, hopes the property’s reputation as a host will continue under his guidance. He’s just spent 18 months restoring the 1843 mansion after buying it in 2018. It was reopened as an 11-room boutique hotel on Sept. 10. 



Charleston preservation group closing in on goal for first capital campaign in 100 years

While the coronavirus pandemic has put his plans for utilizing the house’s large ballroom on pause, Schaeffer said a large

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Will Smith Goes Home to Bel-Air in ‘Fresh Prince’ Mansion Airbnb Tour

Will Smith put on his prince of Bel-Air crown on Monday (Sept. 28) when he gave a tour of the iconic mansion from the Fresh Prince series.

To celebrate news that he’s working with Airbnb to put the home up on the platform as a vacation rental for just five nights to celebrate the beloved sitcom’s 30th anniversary, Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff gave fans a tour of the property. The five-minute clip shows how the home has been transformed into a space full of nostalgic artifacts from the show.

After exploring the home, Smith and Jazz were joined by the cast Fresh Prince, and the group sign a wall in the mansion. “This image represents all that the Banks family represented,” Smith explains. “All of the hopes, and all of the dreams and all of the possibilities. Being able to grow and excel in

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Inside Towie stars Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallett’s incredible home renovation as they build dream mansion in Essex

TOWIE stars Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallett have revealed their incredible home renovation as they build their dream mansion in Essex.

Georgia, 29, and her beau Tommy, 28, have walked their fans through every step of the mega project on Instagram – even sharing photos of homes that inspire them.

Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallett have revealed their incredible home renovation

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Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallett have revealed their incredible home renovation

Georgia, who joined Towie in 2018, told fans: “A lot has changed today”

Her latest snap reveals her dream home is in its very early stages, with the stars building an extension onto the side of the house.

Bricks and timber are layed out on the patio as they work on the shell of the property.

Showing fans inside her home, Georgia has posted photos of her dream bathroom and hallway and revealed how she hopes they will look after she transforms them, sharing her “inspo” pics.

Georgia shows off her bathroom of dreams and her current bathroom

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