Donald Trump has gone from entrepreneur to celebrity to US President, but still can’t seem to sell his St. Martin chateau. Originally listed in 2017 for $28 million, the home is still on the market. The words “lavish” and “sumptuous” have been used to describe the main home and connecting villas, one of which is used for staff. Amazingly, the buildings and surrounding land have withstood literal hurricanes and come out almost unscathed. According to sources, Trump has been using the property as a rental and doesn’t spend much time down there himself. Apparently he no longer sees it as a viable income source or worth his time. Thus the recent price drop to $15.5 million.
Erika Jayne, the reality star known for her antics on Real Housewives, has been caught up in ongoing bankruptcy proceedings after her split with husband Thomas Girardi. The home owned by the two (purchased by Girardi in 1980 for $1.3 million) had to be sold off to deal with accusations of embezzlement and fraud. Located in Pasadena, California, the home encompasses 10,000 square feet. It was described by the listing agent as “old world opulence.” But maybe that opulence is what’s pushing buyers away. It takes a certain kind of person to love solid bronze front doors and walnut paneling. A little character goes a long way and this ex-couple may have overdone it. The coffered ceilings, silk wallpaper, and sprawling gardens are just…a lot. It was originally offered for $13 million in May 2021 and reduced multiple times. In June of 2022, it sold for half that price at $7.5 million.
P. Diddy (Sean Combs) is a jack of all trades. Rapper, singer, record producer and executive, entrepreneur, and actor; unfortunately, real estate just isn’t his thing. Like many before him, Combs made the potential mistake of tailoring the apartment to his specific tastes. Skidmore, Owings & Merill designed the space. Apparently, the rapper decided he didn’t need one of the bedrooms. He had the designer team turn it into a media room instead. One of the bathrooms became a wet bar. Some have speculated that the location – the Park Imperial – just isn’t desirable anymore, as other celebrities have left the area. Combs bought the apartment for $3.82 million in 2005. It was listed for $8.5 million in 2012, but had no interest. The price dropped a handful of times before landing at $6.5 million. It finally sold for for $5.7 million – a cash offer.