On any given night, a little channel surfing will surely land you on a station showcasing some of the most outrageous renovations from home and gardens to RVs. Renovations like these are not recommended for your average family home but they are fun to look at. Have fun dreaming about these outrageous renovations.
Prince William and Kate’s
Following the lavish royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, a $1.5 Million revamp of the Kensington Palace was reported for their new abode. The queen herself insisted that the newlyweds reside at the former apartment of Princess Margret. Renovations are slated to be finished this year. Kate is especially fond of the idea of maintaining the exquisite garden. Although they will not move in until William has finished his RAF responsibilities, I am sure they are excited to start their new journey together in a place that holds so many memories of the late Princess Diana.
The Most Expensive Home in America
For the first time in over a century, Copper Beech Farm is now on the market carrying a $190 Million price tag. It has more than 50- acres of greenery surrounding the 13,519 sq. ft. French Renaissance mansion. Located in Greenwich, CT, Copper Beach Farm has 12 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a wine cellar, a spa, a pool house, a tennis court, a carriage house, formal gardens, and an entire wing for the staff. The library is extensively wood worked with hand crafted panels, which can also be found throughout the house. Having a fireplace in almost every room will come in handy during the colder winter months. This extravagance is fun to dream about and given the current real estate market you can make a bid on it and it may be yours for a little lower than the $190 million price tag.
When it comes to real estate and renovations these two ladies take the cake. Petra Stunt, 24, and Tamara Ecclestone, 28, have spent well over $200 million between them on homes and home makeovers. Petra reportedly paid $85 million for the late producer Aaron Spelling’s manor and then spent $20 million renovating the property. The project involved over 500 people working around the clock for three months on the 57,000 sq. ft estate. Her sister Tamara bought a $70 million home on Kensington Palace Gardens. Her $27 million renovations included a bowling alley, a hair salon, and a dog spa. Tamara is currently looking for a home in the Los Angeles area. I wonder how much she will spend renovating it.
This post was written by Michael Spano with bidonmyrenovation.com, your source for getting multiple NYC contractors to bid on your home renovation projects.