A Big Montecito Estate Sells for Little Over Half Its Original $125 Million Asking Price

One of the largest residential properties in Montecito, Calif., a popular haven for wealthy, has sold for $63.25 million, about half of its original $125 million asking price, property records show.

The roughly 240-acre property initially came on the market in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Known as Rancho San Carlos, the estate includes a roughly 30,000-square-foot Monterey Colonial-style house with 12 bedrooms, 10 cottages, a small office building, equestrian facilities and about 100 acres of citrus and avocado orchards.

The property is the latest major transaction to close in the Montecito area as Angelenos head to Santa Barbara County amid the pandemic. Actor Rob Lowe and his wife Sheryl Lowe recently sold their Montecito home for $45.5 million, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Rancho San Carlos has enormous scale and a host of quirky amenities. Built around an interior courtyard, the main house has an English-style pub accessed

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A Piece of George Washington’s Original Mount Vernon Estate Is for Sale for $60 Million

Gordon Beall for TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Ever wonder what it’s like to live like the first president? Now’s your chance!

A piece of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate in Alexandria, Virginia, is up for sale. The historic property, which spans 16.5 acres on the Potomac River, is up for sale for $60 million — the most expensive listing price the city has ever seen, according to the Los Angeles Times.

While the Federal-style home on the site, dubbed River View, was actually built in 2018, it is only a few miles away from Washington’s original mansion and is on what was originally part of the Founding Father’s estate.

“A visit to River View reminds us of why Washington boldly proclaimed, ‘I had rather be on my farm than emperor of the world,'” listing agent Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty writes of the property.


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22 Tons of Original Classics Illustrated Engraving Plates for Sale by Jack Lake Productions Inc.

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — From 1941 till 1967, Albert Kanter and the Gilberton Publishing Company produced 298 Classic Comics/Classics Illustrated titles in the United States. In 1964, a West Coast financier, Patrick Frawley, read a Classics Illustrated comic belonging to one of his children and was thus prompted to telephone the Gilberton Company to negotiate the purchase of the property. Albert Kanter signed off on the deal in December of 1967 for $500,000 USD. (That’s about 4 million U.S. dollars in today’s market.)

The interior zinc CMYK plates, now belonging to Frawley Corp, were stored in a Bronx warehouse. These engraving plates were metal reproductions of the artwork. All proofs, mats and electros were made from these engraving plates. Most of the copper engraving plates for the CI cover artwork are currently held by a collector in Michigan.

In August of 2011, First

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