Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Looking For a $65 Million 36,000 Square Foot Unfinished Estate In Russia?

I'm sure there's a story here.
From Homes of the Rich:
Location: Russia
Square Footage: 36,188
Bedrooms & Bathrooms: 6 bedrooms & 7+ bathrooms
Price: $65,000,000
This newly built and unfinished estate is located in Russia. It features a 23,874 square foot main house, a 10,161 square foot indoor pool complex and a 2,152 square foot 8-car garage with staff accommodations. The main house features 6 bedrooms, 7+ bathrooms, 2 elevators, formal living and dining rooms, 2 gourmet kitchens, music room, home office and more.
It has that Fortress Moderne look:

Although it really, really doesn't compare with:

From our January 2011 post, Nice Shack: "RuLeaks posts photos of alleged 'Putin Palace'":
Quick, what's Vlad's net worth?
From Foreign Policy's Passport blog:
RuLeaks, a WikiLeaks type site owned and operated by the Russian Pirate Party, was shut down by a denial of service attack yesterday after posting photos of a lavish mansion alleged to be Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's estate on the Black Sea. The site, and the photos, are now back up. 
The existence of the "Putin palace" on the Black Sea was discussed by the Washington Post's David Ignatius in an article last year. According to Russian whistleblower Sergey Kolesnikov, the still under-construction digs cost more than $1 billion, include an amphitheater and three helipads and is being "predominantly paid for with money donated by Russian businessmen." Putin's spokesman denied the report, saying that the building has nothing to do with Putin.

From the photos, the place certainly looks fit for a Romanov, with frescoed ceilings, outdoor maze bushes, marble floors, and four-post beds. Bizarrely, a man who appears to be a construction worker with his face blacked out poses in a number of the shots. (He may want to read up on the fates of previous WikiLeakers.) RuLeaks' description of the photos coyly describes them as "photographs of a palace, which has recently been discussed in the press"....MORE
On the net worth question, check here