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A Southern California menagerie for $22.95 million
You can live your tiger king fancy (sort of) on a 1,230-acre ranch outside of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., that comes with its own wild animals.
Herbalife co-founder Dick Marconi bought the property, bordering the Cleveland National Forest, in 1994 for a whopping $1.2 million, according to Berkshire Hathaway’s Jody Neal, and now lists it for 22 $.95 million. Marconi spent nearly 30 years expanding the unique getaway, adding a staff residence to the main house and guest house, as well as an art studio and gallery, museum and chapel of 2,200 square feet, two shooting ranges and a 51-hectare exotic animal reserve with giraffes, African antelopes, llamas and a dozen zebras. The property is also home to a heliport, two lakes, some 23,000 lemon trees and 1,000 olive trees imported from Italy. “Everything is off the grid. It has its own power station and its own water and sanitation,” Neal said. The Wall Street Journal.
The price includes the animals in the reserve, as well as a collection of statues, including a 15-foot bronze rendition of Neptune from Florence. The life-size replica of Michelangelo Pieta in the chapel, however, is not part of the sale.
Förena brings unity to Chelsea, New York City
Landsea Homes and DNA Development unveil two model residences in Förena, the 12-story tower designed by Morris Adjmi Architects on Sixth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan, named after the Swedish word for “to unite”.
Urban Casa design expert Neila Deen incorporated a variety of wood finishes, neutral bedding, and custom artwork into both units. Deen describes the rich green Graham & Brown Palais wallpaper, with its large-scale geometric design, as “modern yet classically elegant”. She told AD PRO, “We thought the subtle copper detailing on the deep forest green would pair perfectly with the rich wood and leather accents used throughout the decor of the apartment.”