America: favorite destination for Property Investments and VIP houses  

by Pool Builders on 10-23-2011 in Articles

New York is again number one in the charts of cities with an highest number of property buying and selling. After three years of oblivion, when it was bypassed by its cousin London, America most important and famous city hold again the title of most attractive urban area of the world, thanks to a real boom of investments(around +150% per year) and 28 million dollars of investments just in 2010. Very well did also London that increased the percentage of investments on the brick of more than a percentage point in 2010, reaching a share of 27.2 million dollars.
Anyway big American metropolis continues to boss the show: for what concerns the property investments increase on annual base, four of the first five destinations are American, while the fifth is Frankfurt, the only European city in the top five.

It is right in the biggest American cities that a lot of vip, actors and pop stars decide to live. California and Florida are the States preferred by stars, who really don't seem to have any limits about the budget for their houses: huge parks that surround the house, luxury swimming pools equipped with any comfort, modern furniture and rooms as big as a five- a - side football pitch are just a few examples.

The Latin-American singer Ricky Martin has a wonderful villa in Golden Beach, Florida. The villa is in Mediterranean style and has a huge Italian-styled living room, five wide bedrooms- almost all with walk-in closet- a cinema, seven bathrooms and two living areas furnished with precious marbles and monumental fireplaces. The style is definitely Mediterranean, with a precious walnut-colored parquet in the living areas; on the walls there are classic style chandeliers and Spanish paintings. But the most attractive element of the house is the private beach, and the panoramic view on the ocean. The villa is now for sale at 19 million dollars.

Jessica Alba, on the other hand, chose a really different, more eco-sustainable style to renovate her villa in Hollywood: walls painted just with no-toxic and eco-sustainable paints and varnishes, biologic cotton for house linen, living room furniture were bought in antiques specialized shops or in local street markets, and to clean the house the actress requires just natural products. Moreover the wonderful swimming pool in the garden has been filled with oceanic saltwater, which is absolutely natural and not aggressive for the skin.

In a definitely more quiet area and away from active social life is Mel Gibson villa. The actor-director bought a villa in Greenwich, Connecticut, built in 1926 by the architect Charles Lewis Bowman, that in terms of size and private garden is not second to none: the villa is in built in 77 property acreage, which comprehends parks, swimming pools, tennis pitch and houses for the staff. Mr. Gibson house in a central position and is made of 15 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, 6 fireplaces, a cinema, a library, a gym and a garage which can contain at least five cars. The style chosen by Gibson is really particular: contemporary gothic, with some kitsch element and a glamour touch.

Article written by Serena Rigato with support from cucine stile classico. For more information please visit soggiorni ciliegio or soggiorno classico.

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