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British Island Fort Up for Sale, Needs Work Before Move In Day

British Island Fort Up for Sale Needs Work Before Move in DayLocated off the coast of Milford Haven, south Wales, Stack Rock Fort has an interesting history. English statesman Thomas Cromwell originally proposed a fort on the site back in 1539, shortly before losing his head to Henry VIII. It was eventually built in 1852 and served in a chain of fortifications to protect against invasion from France under Napoleon III. Long disused, the dilapidated building is about to start a new chapter as it’s now on the market.

The circular structure takes up a good chunk of the barren island it gets its name from. Wales Online reports that it was manned by up to 150 men at a time in its heyday and that the interior includes canon rooms and sleeping quarters, so living space shouldn’t be an issue.

The price for the private island fort isn’t too bad either, at £700,000 (US$929,528), or less than half the cost of that 91-inch London home we featured back in February – though admittedly the skinny London pad doesn’t require residents to take a boat or helicopter trip to shore each time they forget to buy the milk.

There are bigger drawbacks to this property than its isolation, though. Rightmove describes the building’s current state as uninhabitable and judging from the photos, it’ll require more than just a lick of paint to get it up to scratch. It’s also a Grade II listed historically-protected building so there are all kinds of potential planning permission pitfalls for would-be residents. This is clearly not a project for the faint-hearted.

Still, for those looking for a post-apocalyptic bolthole, a unique residence, or even try and found their own island state, Stack Rock Fort has potential.


The Weeknd`s Los Angeles Hidden Hills Home


The Weeknd is a fan of the Hills — first it was his hit song literally named after the area, and now it’s the $19.995 million estate he purchased in the Los Angeles enclave of Hidden Hills. reports that Abel Makkonen Tesfaye’s new pad is more than 12,000 square feet, with an impressive nine bedrooms and eleven bathrooms. The property was practically designed for throwing extravagant parties, with an entire entertainment pavilion including bonfire pits, covered patio areas, and a giant eight-stall horse barn.

Situated on three acres of land, guests are welcomed by a beautiful olive tree-lined driveway. Behind the mansion’s massive glass-and-steel doors they will find a 25-foot-tall entryway that leads to a gourmet kitchen, giant living area, and an adjoining outdoor living room (with an indoor-outdoor bar, obviously).

The amenities only get better and better. There is a music lounge, gym, movie theater, wine cellar, and seven en-suite bedrooms. The master suite has two walk-in closets, a steam shower, and a gorgeous stone bath.

The outdoor space is just as impressive: a 1,200-square-foot guesthouse sits on the property, featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a 12-foot-deep saltwater pool, a spa that fits ten, an entire outdoor kitchen, and a barbecue pit.

What could possibly make this home any more over the top? The expansive party pavilion with its spectacular views of the surrounding pastures, redwood trees, and stunning landscaping.

Scroll on to check out the rest of The Weeknd’s new deluxe property.

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Scott McGillivray’s New Home


After lots of renovations, the final home, which includes a beautiful master suite, expansive kitchen, a “femme-den” for Sabrina, a playroom for the kids, and a workshop for Scott, is nothing short of amazing. Now, Scott says, he lives “in my dream house, in my dream neighborhood, with the people I love the most.”


Scott calls the open concept kitchen the centerpiece of their home, and it certainly is show-stopping. It features plenty of room to cook, as well as host friends and family. “It’s really a place for us to entertain,” Scott told.

Living Room

With the open kitchen adjoining this space, entertaining overflow is never a problem. The larger-than-life living room comes complete with floor- to-ceiling windows, a cozy fireplace, and luxe furnishings.

Dining Room

It’s pretty obvious that Scott and Sabrina appreciate an elegant, neutral color palette. This gray dining area perfectly complements the other rooms on the first floor.

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Gary Friedman’s $10.5M Napa Home


Restoration Hardware CEO’s $10.5M Napa mansion is 50 shades of grey and order. Noted furnishing company’s design team renovated this crisp, clean home both inside and out. Gary Friedman, CEO of luxury retailer Restoration Hardware, purveyors of the controversial catalog, has put his St. Helena mansion on the market. As expected, it’s very, very Restoration Hardware, replete with tree trunk tables, oversized urn-esque fountains, varying hues of grey, and an overall stark/dark minimalism throughout.

Christened Eight Palms (it’s de rigueur of tony Bay Area ilk to name their wine country estates—e.g., Tara, Downton Abbey, the Pool House), the home’s design, a collaboration between Friedman and his RH designers, comes with RH accessories galore.

Details: six bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and 5,772 square feet. There’s also a bonkers guesthouse, outside kitchen, private terrace, wine vault, organic garden. And one of the three-car garages was turned into a wellness/yoga studio for the ultimate NorCal touch.

The entry courtyard is lined with eight-foot geometrical boxwood hedges, and features eight-foot black gates with brass hardware, two canary island date palms, four lemon trees and two seven-foot black etruscan fountains flanking the front door.

Majestic order, indeed.

Gary Friedman sometimes mingles with the celebrities of Los Angeles. He is shown here with Ashton Kutcher.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s New Home

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The 5,000+ square foot house is set on 17,000+ square feet grounds, allowing for it to be set back from the street for extra privacy.

The Kitchen
The kitchen features a built-in computer work station.

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The living room is furnished with earth colours.

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Welcome to Mark Zuckerberg’s bathroom.

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Arbor gated entry.

Mark Zuckerberg outdoor fireplace
A nice outdoor fireplace for Facebook parties.

Mark Zuckerberg guest bathroom
For guests.

Features a saltwater pool
The house includes a saltwater swimming pool and spa.

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Mark Zuckerberg is a homeowner now. A modest homeowner.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke in Mandarin in a one-and-a-half minute video where he and wife Priscilla Chan revealed the Chinese name of their daughter, Max.

Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg – Priscilla Chan, wife of the social-media pioneer Mark Zuckerberg, describes the couple’s ideas on how they will distribute billions of dollars to philanthropic efforts.

The next girl genius is here: Mark Zuckerberg already reads Quantum Physics book to little Max.

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Prince Paisley Park House


Prince’s famous home and recording studio is now a shrine to the legendary singer … packed with tons of memorabilia from his career. These photographs showing the inside of the 50,000-acre complex where Prince was found dead have revealed how the singer was obsessed with music and loved purple. Above, one of the many rooms in the mansion. $10m Paisley Park estate in Minnesota where Prince was found unresponsive was built for musician in the 1980s. Mansion includes huge 10-man wardrobe, rehearsal rooms, relaxation spaces and studios where he produced music. It is where Prince spent hours producing hit songs and videos that delighted millions of fans across the world.

So it is unsurprising that the award-winning singer’s $10million mansion reflects his dedication to the industry. A virtual tour of the Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, released a couple of years ago to fans, showed the extravagant complex, where the 57-year-old was found unresponsive in an elevator on Thursday, in all its glory. Viewers were able to catch a glimpse of the musician’s 10-man wardrobe, where dozens of his colourful outfits were likely to have been hung, as well as dance rehearsal room.

A huge recording studio, which was designed by architect Bret Theony, was the home to many of the star’s musical instruments, with guitars propped against purple and pink chairs and a keyboard in the middle of the room. Elsewhere in the house, a room seemingly dedicated to relaxation – with large sofas next to an acoustic performance area – was lit by purple lights. These photos were taken inside Paisley Park and reveal some of what fans could be seeing in the near future. Sheila E. has said plans are in the works to turn PP into a museum. Check out the gallery — Prince’s awards, photos, costumes (yeah, the “Raspberry Beret” one), and even his famous motorcycle … it’s all there. Think Graceland. But cooler. And more purple.

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Neil Patrick Harris L.A. Home


We’re not surprised by the stunning black granite and stainless steel kitchen in Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s six-bedroom L.A. home – Burtka is a chef, after all. Along with the wine fridge and double oven, we’re loving the custom touches like the main refrigerator’s single glass door and the colourful red stove knobs. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka pose in their Los Angeles home.

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Nicole Richie Laurel Canyon Home


Joel Madden and Nicole Richie list Laurel Canyon Mini-Compound.
Richie began by honing her palette. “The colors in the backyard were a bit all over the place,” she says. She settled on turquoise, yellow, and black as a unifying colorway, creating throw pillows in the shades with Sunbrella fabrics to anchor her scheme, carrying it through with accents such as CB2 Shroom Side Tables and recycled glass tumblers, and offsetting with glam touches including Jayson Home’s quirky Brass Peace Sign.

Artfully strung globe lights, rows of sparklers, and Fez Star Lanterns intermingled with Kamali Tabletop Lanterns imbued the scene with a magical ambience, while succulent arrangements designed by Inner Gardens owner Stephen Block brought in an earthy element. But for Richie, the crowning touch was a hand-painted Magic Cabin canvas teepee embellished with a California-inspired mural by artist duo Clamdiggin. “It’s the real deal,” she says.

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $3,495,000
SIZE: (approx.) 6,300 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

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