Gordon Ramsey’s House: A Calming $6.75 Million Retreat for the Notoriously Angry Chef:Chef Gordon Ramsey has a larger than life personality and makes “to-die-for” food. At least that is what the people who can actually get a seat in, and afford, a meal at one of his many restaurants say. His multiple cooking competition shows have made him a household name in areas where his food is not available. His penchant for basically verbally abusing anyone who stands within eight feet of him in the kitchen has rocketed him from merely well known, into the realm of cultural icon. From swearing so much on television that he received citations from review boards in the UK and Australia, to engaging in multiple sparring matches with other chefs and celebrities across various programs, to admitting to serving meat to vegetarians at his restaurants, Gordon Ramsey has built quite a reputation for himself outside of the kitchen, as well as in it. After throwing the famed restaurant critic, A.A. Gill, out of one of his restaurants, the critic wrote, “Ramsay is a wonderful chef, just a really second-rate human being.” Luckily for his family, Gordon Ramsey’s house does not reflect his “bulldog-ish” personality. Gordon Ramsey’s house, purchased in January of this year, cost $6.75 million, a paltry sum for someone who has several successful restaurants, and seven different realities show running. Located in the posh community of Bel-Air in Los Angeles, the 7,413 square foot property is comprised of five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a massive kitchen with all new features, high ceilings, and multiple communal spaces. The house sits on an acre of land and also includes a large terrace, a stunning infinity pool, a large lawn, and lots of sunlight. In other words, Gordon Ramsey’s home is far more cheerful than the chef ever is on any of his shows. He recently left a charity football (soccer) game on a stretcher, after a decidedly nasty tackle by a former professional player. Many people believe the tackle was purely meant to take the mouthy celebrity down a peg.
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.
Hines Ward NFL Dancing With the Stars Winner 12,000 sf 8 bedrooms 13 baths mansion for sale $7,500,000:Hines Ward, the NFL Pro Bowler Dancing With the Stars Winner architecture buff's mansion, listed his mansion for sale for $7,500,000. Ward achieved the "W Hotel" look he was striving for. And as far as size and scope, the house is standard-issue professional athlete: 12,000+ square feet, eight bedrooms, 13 baths, and two car garages (one with an apartment above, where Ward's mom currently lives). Reports of the home's location were understandably vague then; we now know it sits among the many other enormous houses on Sandy Springs' picturesque Riverside Drive. According to the listing, Ward has been in the house for less than four years. Given his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, one wonders if this isn't the beginning of a career in real estate for one of Georgia's favorite Bulldogs.