Hedge Fund Manager Buys Most Expensive House in the U.S. for $147M

Barry Rosenstein, investor and hedge fund manager, recently purchased the most expensive house in the U.S. for a whopping $147,000,000. The 18 acre beachfront property is located on the exclusive Further Lane in the Hamptons.

The house was sold to Rosenstein in an inside deal with the houses previous owners who decided not to use a broker to avoid the huge commission that would come along with a house selling for this much money. Needless to say, high end brokers in the industry were not to pleased with this.

This sale for the $147,000,000 house breaks the previous record of $120,000,000 that was set just two weeks ago for a house in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Hedge Fund Manage Barry Rosenstein buys most expensive house in U.S.

3255 Buffalo Run – One of Florida’s Most Extravagant Homes

Here’s a great story of not judging a book by its cover.  Ironically Florida has many little towns with some of the LARGEST houses, much like Tarpon Springs where one of the biggest houses ever built (in Florida) stands at 3255 Buffalo Run, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688.

3225 Buffalo Run Tarpon Springs Fl

Tarpon Springs is located on the west coast of Florida in Pinellas County with a population of around 24,000 and a total area of 17 square miles where only 9.1 square miles land, the rest is only fit for a boat.  There lies one of the largest homes in the state.

Built in 2006 by a former NBA player (no it’s not Michael Jordan, his place is bigger), the estate includes 11 acres, a six car garage, and 21,000 square feet of Spanish Mediterranean style home along with a shrunken 6,200 square foot guest house within the property grounds. The primary house has 9 bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms and 4 half bathrooms each with its own distinct styling and features.

3255 Buffalo run spanish mediteranian style home

The house contains features such as a 1200 bottle wine cellar:

3255 buffalo run 1200 bottle wine cellar

A miniature village that is comprised of a movie house, a pub, a poker and cigar room, loft style music lounge, an ice-cream shop and a book store/library:

3255 buffalo run miniature village in house

If that isn’t enough the house has its own full circuit gym, attached spa with both a sauna and steam room:

3255 buffalo run full gym

3255 buffalo run steam room and sauna

Behind the house is one of the largest residential pools in the state equipped with 14 tumbling waterfalls and a lazy river:

3255 buffalo run pool and lazy river

The guest house sized at just over six thousand square feet adopts the similar styling and exquisite design to mock the main house which includes 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a great room, kitchen and a guest room with a kitchenette.  Of course this all does come with a price, if the $110,000 a year for the property taxes scare you off then the $14.3 million dollar list price would really send you running.  Maybe they would consider renting out one of the bathrooms for a good price?

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