Remember that 1990 thriller Pacific Heights, where tenant and landlord fought til the bitter end? That's basically what happened in real life, but not in Pac Heights, but in another uppity area called Marin.
You see, a software entrepreneur was renting this $2 million dollar Tuscan McMansion for $10,000/mo. But within 6 months, he couldn't make payments, so he offered some profit sharing with landlord in lieu of 1/2 the rent. (that sounds like a ding dong idea, but whatever).
A nasty disagreement between the 2 launched a protracted ugly public fight (Check out all the files at Marin County. These people were out to destroy each other!). Judge sided eventually with landlord, and that's when things got suspect! The day of the tenant eviction, the house gets incinerated! Things that make you go Hmmmm!
In Today's Episode of Crazy Things Rich White People Do: $2M Mansion in Marin Burns to The Ground The Day of Tenant Eviction! Arson or Coincidence?!
Let's Celebrate Judge Judy's New $10M Beverly Hills Mansion: Watch Her Cut This Landlord Who Claims Tenant Makes Whoopie Too Loud! LOL!
All The Glitz & Glam Can't Save Versace Mansion Embroiled in Legal Problems! Price Cut from $125M to $75M!
R.I.P. Marty of Madagascar!...This Is Real Photo of $3.4M Atlanta Mansion...Boy, This Stager Has Got ISSUES!!
Check out this fantabulous Beaux-Art mansion in San Francisco's exclusive neighborhood Presidio Terrace. And by exclusive, we mean class-ist, folks. LOL. It's super gated to block us proletariat riff-raff out! They used to be racist there too! Ain't no place for a working class gaysian like me. More pix and info at Huff Post!
Home to California Senator Dianne Feinstein before she decamped for Pacific Heights in 2006, Presidio Terrace is infamous for its long-invalidated race restrictions. "There is only one spot in San Francisco where only Caucasians are permitted to buy or lease real estate or where they may reside," read an early 20th Century advertisement about the neighborhood. "That place is Presidio Terrace."
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Google Desktop's Steve Lawrence & Danis Dayanov of Talkatone/LinkedIn ALL paid a small fortune to buy a house in Silicon Valley, only to demolish it and build a new home! Gadgets or property, them tech nerds will always love shiny new things!
After lingering on the market since 2010, this overly gaudy, er decorated, Bel Air Mansion in California finally slashed its price from $40m to $25M. Some ppl are just slow learners!
Check out American Supermodel and activist Maggie Rizer's simply fabulous home as showcased by Refinery29. A far cry from the hustle & bustle from her NYC modeling days, she now lives in San Francisco East Bay, hoity toity town of Diablo. Average income is well over $200,000/yr. Girlfriend married up!