24 Hour Fitness Founder Mark Mastrov Lists $25 Million Compound

The multi-parcel estate outside San Francisco includes a nearly 14,000-square-foot main house and resort-style leisure complex. Read More


Nestled in a Winemaking Region in the South of France, This Villa Offers a Resort Style

The home is 7,500-square-foot, and the outdoor space is double that. Read More


What’s Behind Rising Property Tax Assessments in New Orleans?

Most homes in the Orleans Parish were reassessed last year. Read More


Gold Miner Behind A$95 Million Sydney, Australia, Trophy Home Sale

Gold-mining magnate Changjin Li, who also goes by the name "John," is reportedly the mystery buyer behind a A$95 million (US$69.1 million) waterfront property in Sydney’s posh Edgewater suburb. The founders of apparel chain Katies sold the property this week. Outside of the Sydney trophy home, entities tied to Mr. Li’s company, Kingland Gold, bought at least A$20 million worth of Australian real estate this year. Domain

Dubai Villa Rented for Nearly US$250,000

A deep-pocketed Dubai resident has rented out a luxury villa on the Palm Jumeirah island for AED900,000 per month (US$245,000). It was the most expensive lease agreed to in August, according to real estate platform LuxuryProperty.com. Meanwhile, an AED36.5 million Bulgari-designed house marked the biggest sale in Dubai last month, a contemporary single-family on Jumeirah Bay. The top deals reflect a market benefitting from a surge in demand following lockdowns that shuttered real estate deals in the spring. Gulf News

Demand for Larger Homes Hits Paris

The restlessness driving people to move house in the wake of the pandemic has descended on Paris. The French capital is the latest area to report a surge in housing activity, a reflection of pent-up demand following one of the most restrictive lockdowns in Europe. Agents and residents have reported increased interest in larger flats with access to outdoor space, as well as homes outside of Paris. Financial Times

Mystery Buyer Closes on $62 Million Apartment at 220 Central Park South

Unit 72, the fourth-highest condo in the tower portion of the tony 220 Central Park South building, on Billionaires Row, has closed for $62 million. The nearly 6,000-square-foot residence is the latest in a number of ultra high-end apartments to sell in the Vornado Realty Trust building, which has seen others go for north of $90 million. The top-floor duplex sold for $99.9 million. The Real Deal


The U.K.’s Stamp-Duty Holiday Lifts London’s Real-Estate Market [The Wall Street Journal]

Would-Be Gardeners Drive House Prices To Four-Year High [The Times of London]

Late Artist Enrico Donati’s Central Park Studio and Home List for $3.6M [New York Post]

Can’t Go to Bali? Build a Blissful Private Beach in Your Own Backyard [realtor.com]