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    CRAZY HOUSE BEING BUILT

    I've been watching this house down the street from me being built for at least a year now and the scale of what is being down is absolutely mind blowing. It's like they are building a hotel. On any given day there are hundreds of workers there and the entire property is being guarded 24/7 like it's the white house.
    This property used to be owned by Marvin Davis and is know to many at "The Knoll" - here is a little background:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB110929564383963986.html

    So the guy who bought the property for a reported $46mm is Eric Smidt, CEO of Harbor Freight and Tools.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Smidt

    After buying the house he had a few parties and then razed the entire house to build what can only be described as one of the nicest homes in the country. There are very few details, but as you can see from the screen shot below of Google Satellite, it's next door to Greystone Mansion (Doheny Mansion) and it's even bigger. If you Google Map it just look for Greystone Mansion and you can't miss it.

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    It's ok. I'd want my place to be a little more ostentatious.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's ok. I'd want my place to be a little more ostentatious.
    LOL - in that photo you can see the Greystone parking lot. You can park there and then walk through the Greystone gardens...right at the edge of the gardens you can see straight down onto the house being built and I can tell you that it is not ostentatious in design at all. It's a beautiful white brick regency style with all black shutters. Of course the SIZE is ostentatious, but hey...when you're worth over a BIL you can afford pretty much anything. Do I think it's over the top ? Of course. Would I take it? You bet your ass I would but with about a million bucks a year in property tax I'd be broke LOL!!!

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    Trust me if I had a billion the house I would build would be so over the top nobody would want to live next to me.

    I am sure it will be classy and it belongs in that area after all.

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    Lol down the street from you. Lucky you live in Beverly, can I come see your car since you're so close Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    Lol down the street from you. Lucky you live in Beverly, can I come see your car since you're so close Click here to enlarge
    Forum stalker! Lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Forum stalker! Lol
    Hey hey hey, it says 90210 right on the picture! lol
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    must be nice to buy a house for 46 million to just knock it down
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    If you didn't knock it down to customize it the neighbors would call you poor.

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    Id do the same exact thing.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Trust me if I had a billion the house I would build would be so over the top nobody would want to live next to me.

    I am sure it will be classy and it belongs in that area after all.
    Psh, billion calls for your own island...just watch out for those fires Click here to enlarge

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-08-22/e...?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by amclint Click here to enlarge
    Psh, billion calls for your own island...just watch out for those fires Click here to enlarge

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-08-22/e...?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ
    Guy will just build another one. He likely got tired of it anyway.

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    Dude owns harbor freight...
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Dude owns harbor freight...
    Yup - also a lot of family in-fighting on how he's been running it and the amount of money he takes from the company...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Dude owns harbor freight...
    Sounds like he has more money than he knows what to do with.

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    I can show him what to do with it!

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