Khloe Kardashian’s Home: Khloe Takes a $7,500 Rental and Nixes the Cameras:The Kardashians are like a fungus. They just keep growing and growing, everywhere, all over our pop culture lives. Every reality show they appear in spawns a spin-off, or a sequel, or very special – special, and the entire family continues to do next to nothing and get paid heaps of money for it. Khloe Kardashian, the middle child in the Kardashian brood, first leapt into the public eye appearing on the reality show that started it all, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. Her appearance on that popular reality series, led to appearing in “Khloe and Kim Take Miami”, and most recently, “Khloe and Lamar”, the reality series about her life with husband, Lamar Odom, of the Dallas Mavericks. In addition to her various shows, she has parlayed her reality career into multiple businesses, radio gigs, and the occasional modeling job. However, recently, in a decided about face from the rest of her family, she and Mr. Odom have decided they are no longer interested in being in front of the camera and have axed their reality series. They both point to a need to focus on their lives (see Mr. Odom’s disastrous season with the Mavericks), and some private time. This private time apparently includes the rental of a massive condo in Dallas nearer her husband’s new team. The $7,500 per month, two-bedroom, two-bath condo with stunning views, is located in the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences, a short walk from the American Airlines Arena. The W has multiple upscale amenities, including two fitness centers, a zero-edge infinity pool, a private entertainment room, a spa by Bliss, and room service for all residents, whether they are in the residences or the hotel. It is a ridiculously swanky place, and for a rental, you can’t really ask for more.
Bill Gates leased 7,352 square foot furnished eight bedrooms home $600,000:Bill Gates, Gates, the Microsoft founder and chairman with a net worth more than $62 billion has been spending $1 million since Oct 2011 so his horse-loving daughter can be near an equestrian festival in Palm Beach, Fla. The home's official listing price is $12.999 million. There's an option to buy the house at the end of the lease. That includes a reported $600,000 on a six-month lease for a 7,352 square-foot home that comes loaded with eight bedrooms, a wine cellar and more importantly a barn, stables and a special guarded access road. The house is valued at more than $12 million. Jennifer Gates, 15, the teen daughter of America's wealthiest man, is competing in one of the children's jumping divisions of the Winter Equestrian Festival, which wraps up on April 1. The festival itself features 5,000 horses and 2,800 riders from almost all of the U.S. (49 states) and 30 countries around the world. Bill Gates, his wife, Melinda, and their son Rory, 13, all cheered Jennifer on over the weekend. The $1 million investment includes renting the Florida home and leasing four elite jumping horses that cost between $50,000 and $75,000 each for Jennifer to ride. And add to that the cash for stables and top notch horse trainer. The neighborhood includes a home owned by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose daughter Georgina also competes in equestrian events. Neighbors voiced their excitement in October to Forbes Magazine about the Gates' reported arrival. The Gates family has been taking private jets between their home in Washington state and the rented mansion in Palm Beach.
Good Will Hunting Matt Damon and Ben Aeck House For Sale at $779,000:A house that's been known as the Good Will Hunting house -- ever since Matt Damon and Ben Aeck holed up there to work on their Academy Award-winning screenplay for the 1997 film -- is for sale at $779,000. Zillow Blog describes it as "an old-world kind of house a unique Tudor straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale." The price was dropped from its original listing at $1.274 million. The 2,187-square-foot, four-bedroom, two-bath house is located in L.A.'s Eagle Rock neighborhood. It boasts hardwood and stone floors, fireplaces, a new roof and chimney flue and relatively unspoiled original details including crown moldings. Plumbing, electrical and heating may have to be replaced. The house is also known as the Braasch House for original owner Albert Braasch, who bought the property in the early 1900s. It was designed by architect Jean L. Egasse in a style described as French-Nordic. Murals depict Norse warriors in action.