Where is the island house from The Thomas Crown Pierce Brosnan Rene Russo Affair?:Do you remember the 1999 Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo art-heist movie The Thomas Crown Affair? Thomas Crown is the most badass rich guy in movie history. Some day my dream is to basically recreate his entire life, complete with a private jet, Bentley, mansion in New York City, a ton of cool expensive toys and perhaps most importantly, an absolutely amazing Caribbean island getaway. I’ve always wondered where the Thomas Crown Affair island house was located. The Thomas Crown Affair island house is located on the French Caribbean Island of Martinique. The house is located in the southeastern area of Martinique within the district of Le Vauclina directly above the Baie du Vauclin and overlooking the island “ile Petite Grenade”. The house’s long, winding driveway shoots off of a dirt road called Anse Maroquet. The house’s exact longitude and latitude is 14.568032,-60.829931. Just cut and paste “14.568032,-60.829931″ into Google or Bing maps and you will be taken directly to the house. Not much is known about the owners of the house. The property has apparently been owned by the same wealthy family for over 5 generations. The family is one of the original people to settle on the island in the 17th century. Ever since the release of the movie, local real estate and travel agents have been bombarded with requests to rent the property but so far none have been accommodated.
Rafael Nadal’s $2 million dollars House: A Sandy, Beachfront Home for The King of Clay:Rafael Nadal has been recognized as of tennis’ most gifted players since he won his first ATP match back in 2002 at age 15. Over the years, he has continued to improve his game, and by 2006, it was clear that he was coming in to his own. He inspires a fervent loyalty in his fans which is usually only reserved for religious figures. Everyone from dignitaries to movie stars seems to want to grab a moment with him. He is often referred to as “The King of Clay” for his astonishing number of wins on clay courts. He is the only tennis player in history to have won eight editions in a row of the same tournament, and though he has been ranked #1 multiple times, he holds the record for the longest time at #2, with 235 weeks. He has won the Australian Open once, the US Open once, Wimbledon twice, and the French Open six times. He also won a Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympics. Oh yeah, he’s also only twenty-five. Like most tennis players, he travels quite a bit, so having a home never seemed to be high on his list of priorities. However, in 2009 he changed his mind, and was presented with the keys to his new home in the Dominican Republic by the Minister of Tourism, during a press conference. Rafael Nadal’s house is a large villa in the Playa Nueva Romana development in the Dominican Republic. The development features a wide range of luxury amenities, including a golf course (his other sport of choice), seaside access, a beach club, a country club, polo, tennis courts, a number of high-end boutiques, a fitness center, and a private marina, among other perks. Rafael Nadal’s house is two stories, and houses three bedrooms. It also has a custom swimming pool, a large terrace, and is surrounded by a massive lawn and multiple trees. Part of a larger development, Rafael Nadal’s house has been publicized repeatedly as the Playa Nueva Romana management attempts to fill their other units. Perhaps Mr. Nadal is getting a little “kick back”, which means that he is as savvy off-court, as he is successful on it. While the actual price has not been announced, the villa pricing system indicates that they charge $1300.00 US per square meter, which would put the price tag for his villa at approximately $2 million dollars.
Hayden Panettiere $2.635 Million Hollywood Hills House shows She does Actually Have Good Taste:At $2.635 million, the 3,120 square foot, three-bedroom, three-bath house was quite the investment. With floor-to-ceiling windows, an office, a laundry room, a large open living room, a family room, multiple fireplaces, gorgeous views from just about every window, a wrap-around deck, a swimming pool, a completely renovated kitchen, and a massive master bedroom, Ms. Panettiere's choice for a first home definitely showed signs of a well-developed sense of taste. Being singled out for bad fashion choices, however, is not such a great reason to top the headlines. Hayden Panettiere, has, unfortunately, recently joined the ranks of the latter group. The generally well-dressed and attractive actress recently made the front page when she wore what could only be described as a €˜matronly' dress to a film premiere. While her fashion choice did not win her any points, her taste in homes has been much better. In 2008, at the tender age of 18, she purchased a large home in the Hollywood Hills on the heels of her success on the television show, €œHeroes€. The home was a bold purchase for a late-teens actress, and indicated a desire to set herself apart from the rest of the young stars vying for attention in 2008. There are many things for which a starlet wants to make headlines. Winning a major acting honor is one. Landing a high-profile role is another. Signing with the most popular agent, being seen on the arm of the right single celebrity, or receiving an invitation to an A-list party, also rank up there as good reasons to be on the front page of gossip magazines or at the top of celebrity news websites.