Celebrities and real estate, a one-two punch that makes the real estate blogs go wild. Case in point: this ostentatious 10-room penthouse — located on a prime section of Fifth Avenue facing Central Park — on the market for $13.9 million. Sure, that’s a hefty chunk of change, but check out all the murals that come with! (We’re not sure how much of the velvet furnishings are included.) See if you guess the conservative “man of the people” who decorated this trainwreck, after the jump.
As Hyperallergic points out, it’s somewhat odd that someone with a “wrap-myself-in-the-American-flag-and-pretend-I-can-relate-to-Joe-the-Plumber” attitude “has tastes that are far more hoity toity and European than hoi polloi and American.”
So what mystery man is packing up and migrating south to Florida? Some choice quotes below.
“[Michael J. Fox] is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He’s moving all around and shaking and it’s purely an act … This is really shameless of Fox. Either he didn’t take his medication or he’s acting.” — October 23, 2006
“We need to shut down this Gitmo prison? Well, don’t shut it down – we just need to start an advertising campaign. We need to call it, ‘Gitmo, the Muslim resort.’ Any resort that treated people like this would have ads all over the New York Times trying to get people to come down and visit for some R&R, for some rest and relaxation.” — June 14, 2005
“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.” — January 27, 2007
“It’s sort of like hazing, a fraternity prank. Sort of like that kind of fun.” — May 3, 2004
Other hints: prescription drugs, $400 million radio broadcast contract, pro football commentary, and cochlear implants.
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