U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-23-2011, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
36,000 posts, read 63,783,649 times
Reputation: 20095

Advertisements

I wanna see renderings of it first.

Quote:
The neighborhood is home to Jay Leno, David Beckham, Bruce Springsteen, Lisa Kudrow and Michael Ovitz. Residents say the compound's size — a 42,681-square-foot house, a 27,000-square-foot villa, a guest house, staff quarters and a gatehouse — doesn't fit in with the neighborhood of stately mansions.

"The pool house is bigger than my house," Michael Eisenberg, a neighbor, said.

When Martha Karsh first saw the plans to build 85,000 square feet of new buildings, she assumed there was a typo.
"I thought, that can't be right. It must be 8,500, not 85,000 square feet," of new construction, she said. But as she dug deeper, the scale of the compound became clear, while the identity of the property's future residents is still a mystery.

The person who bought the 5.2 acre hillside lot for $12 million set up a business, Tower Lane Properties, Inc. in London, hired lawyers and contractors and made them sign secrecy agreements.

The property is rumored to be the future home of Saudi royalty. Mansour Fustok — King Abdullah's former brother-in-law and the uncle of one of the king's sons, according to the Los Angeles Times — is listed on city planning documents as president of Tower Lane Properties. The documents list Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Inc. as the law firm involved in the development; attorneys with the firm have previously represented companies owned by Saudi royal family members, the Times reported.

Residents of wealthy 90210 neighborhood fight planned 85,000 sq. ft. mega-mansion | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/nation/118447274.html - broken link)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-23-2011, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
9,887 posts, read 21,041,697 times
Reputation: 6806
The saudis thank you all for purchasing oil at a premium so they can afford such luxury.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 02:14 AM
 
Location: the illegal immigrant state
767 posts, read 1,662,192 times
Reputation: 1057
What a vulgarity that thing is going to be- totally out of scale with its surroundings.

I'm surprised there aren't zoning laws that prevent this from happening.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
44,253 posts, read 61,282,146 times
Reputation: 73797
Kinda funny considering those BH types are all about getting away with doing anything because they're rich.

Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 02:38 AM
 
Location: US
24,146 posts, read 24,681,474 times
Reputation: 19321
Interesting story, thanks for sharing!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
13,807 posts, read 28,426,898 times
Reputation: 14255
♫ O'er the land of the free ♫
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
36,000 posts, read 63,783,649 times
Reputation: 20095
Well, I'll reserve my judgement until I see how its gonna look. Maybe half of it is underground?

But knowing those Middle Eastern oligarchs, its probably gonna look like a gaudy Casino. LOL.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
16,798 posts, read 38,031,945 times
Reputation: 17570
I can only imagine the hideous color they'd paint it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Kūkiʻo, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
2,624 posts, read 6,959,865 times
Reputation: 2413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fontucky View Post
I can only imagine the hideous color they'd paint it.
I wonder if they'll put up "life-like" statues like Mohammed al-Fassi did at his funky green mansion back in the early 1980s? When he passed away back in 2002, that was the main thing he was remembered for...
Mohammed al-Fassi, 50 - Upset Beverly Hills Over House - Obituary; Biography - NYTimes.com
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
16,798 posts, read 38,031,945 times
Reputation: 17570
"Two years later, the villa was gutted by fire."

No surprise.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top