TopTenRealEstate Deals.com is a real estate website that focuses on home news and entertainment. It not only covers condo and home sales data that you’d expect to see, but also celebrity homes, ski homes, golf homes, beach homes and those kind of homes that most of us can only dream of owning. They produce a weekly Top 10 Hot Homes list and their features have been covered by USA Today, Time and CNBC amongst others.
This week’s top 10 list takes a look at President Lyndon Johnson’s Texas hunting ranch that was built in the 1960s on Rattlesnake Mountain. The president died in 1973, and in 1999 the ranch was purchased by the Italian artist, Benini, and subsequently transformed into the Benini Sculpture Ranch. These days the ranch is home to more than 100 large outdoor sculptures by no less than 44 international artists. There are a number of smaller pieces that are housed in the 11,000 ft.² studio gallery. The 142 acre ranch also has a main cedar and stone at home as well as a guest house and is up for sale for $2.5 million.
Other current news included on this website is for the sale of a house modeled on the movie home in Gone with the Wind. The home was built by John Crean who made his fortune manufacturing RVs and housing. The 4 acre compound was mainly used for charitable functions, and the 22,000 ft.² estate called “Tara” in Newport Beach is up for sale at $19.8 million.
Yet another house profiled on this website is one of Laguna Beach’s most historic homes and it’s due to go to auction on December 15. Villa Rockledge was built in 1918 by Frank Miller and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. It also has its own 120 foot private beach and in 1984 was added to the National Registry of Historic Places. This house was originally listed at $34 million, but the most recent listing price was $24,995,000, but the auction reserve is $10.5 million.