FROM THE MOST LAVISH TO THE MOST PRACTICAL, WE LOOK INSIDE HOMES WITH NOTABLE OWNERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Whether it’s an iconic musician or a familiar television personality, a notable owner adds a sense of intrigue and interest to a property. From a quaint lakefront property in Nashville to a majestic castle on the shores of Italy, each of these spaces reflect the unique tastes and disposition of these prominent and renowned figures. DAVID ROCKEFELLER’S ELEGANT NEW YORK ESTATE This magnificent estate was home to renowned business tycoon and philanthropist David Rockefeller. As the last surviving grandchild of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller and former head of Chase Manhattan, David Rockefeller lived in the home until his death in 2016. Situated in Pocantico Hills in Westchester, this traditional property is rich in history and grandeur. Originally designed by architect Mott Schmidt in 1938 for Abby Rockefeller Milton (David’s sister), and purchased by David Rockefeller and his wife in 1946, the residence sits on 75 acres with views of the Hudson Bay. Timeless elegance can be found throughout the 12-bedroom home. The estate also hosts three greenhouses with gardens and orchards, a carriage house and barn, a round pool and a playhouse for all ages. Web ID: BDWD88 KATIE COURIC’S FORMER PARK AVENUE APARTMENT This beautiful apartment was once resided by renowned American journalist, talk show host and author Katie Couric. Couric has had a long-standing career as a journalist and has been an on-air personality on all Big Three television networks in the United States, which include ABC, CBS and NBC. The 5-bedroom home features a semi-private elevator landing and a magnificent entryway. Upon entering, guests are invited to lounge in the main living area and peer out of the prominent windows, which offer views of Park Avenue’s famous tulip gardens. Large windows continue throughout the dining area and invite natural light into the home. The chef’s eat-in kitchen area also has a breakfast room and a butler’s pantry. Additional features in this home include a library, a windowed laundry area and a double staff room with a separate bath. Web ID: RYEV88 JOHNNY CARSON’S FORMER MALIBU BEACH HOME American icon, Emmy award-winning comedian and host of the Tonight Show for 30 years, Johnny Carson last resided in this magnificent Malibu home. Sitting on 4 acres, this home opens to breathtaking Pacific Ocean views from a bluff terrace. Sunbursts of natural light pierce through the 30-foot glass ceiling, illuminating the original stone floors. The luxurious master suite envelops the second floor and boasts two bathrooms with deep wooded tones, onyx surfaces, stone and artisan tile. Two, private his/ her walk-ins with dual offices complete the master floor. The outside grounds feature, a championship tennis court and pavilion, manicured rose gardens and a saltwater pool with waterfall and sundeck. This iconic property offers a rare combination of land, location, architecture and beauty. Web ID: HFVV88 TUCSON ESTATE OF LEE MARVIN Acclaimed star of television and film, Lee Marvin formerly resided in this beautiful Arizona estate. Known for his distinctive voice and prematurely white hair, Marvin won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1965 for his dual roles in the acclaimed Western comedy “Cat Ballou.” Built in 1936, this magnificent residence has a full guesthouse, tennis court and a pool on the grounds. Scored cement floors and high beamed planked ceilings can be found throughout the home’s interior accompanied by wrought iron light fixtures, curtain rods and door handles designed by Lee Marvin himself. The 6-bedroom, 6-full-and 1-half bathroom home also has outdoor patios, mission tile porches and breathtaking views of the city and mountainside. Web ID: BXJZ88 FORMER LAKEFRONT PROPERTY OF JOHNNY CASH AND JUNE CARTER CASH Famous for being included in the Oscar-winning biopic “Walk the Line” and Johnny Cash’s famous video for the song “Hurt,” this 4.5-acre property overlooks Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Cash entertained many country music icons at the property and wrote many of his most famous songs while living there. Purchased by country music royalty, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash in 1968 shortly after they were married, the property features a luxurious 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment (which was once used as June Carter Cash’s wardrobe cottage), swimming pool, covered boat dock, tennis court and a guard station. It was previously the site of Cash’s 14,000-square-foot home, which was destroyed in an accidental fire in 2007. Web ID: KLOT88 CASTLE OF FASHION DESIGNER GIANFRANCO FERRÈ This magnificent castle was formerly resided by famed fashion designer and stylist Gianfranco Ferrè. Known as “the architect of fashion,” Ferrè’s designs had artistic details and sculptural lines that revolutionized Italian fashion. In addition to creating his own artistic vision on the runways, Ferrè also served as the Stylistic Director for acclaimed French fashion house, Christian Dior from 1989–1997. The castle was originally purchased by Ferrè to create a fashion school and cultural center, but the plans were halted following his death in 2007. The property is scheduled to be completely restored and currently consists of the main villa (the castle) and two spacious guesthouses on the grounds. The 5,000+ square-foot estate also has additional service rooms and two wine cellars in the basement area. Panoramic views of the lake and surrounding greenery can be seen from the property’s two private beaches. Web ID: XGWB88
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