From a 20.5 karat diamond engagement ring to a 6-figure wedding registry (a $43 butter spreader was the cheapest item), custom Vera Wang gowns for the entire bridal party, and individually boxed invitations, everything about Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian’s wedding has been big, big, big. So, when OK! Magazine ball-parked the reality-TV diva’s nuptials, now only three days away, to cost upwards of $10 million, it wasn’t that much of a surprise. The latest and greatest surrounding the black tie only event comes via The Real Estalker who unveiled the the A-list ceremony is set to be hosted in Montecito, CA at the renowned estate of former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. As predicted, Kim and the Kardashian clan are pulling out all the stops.
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Over here at Zillow we think in terms of real estate, so we decided to see what kind of houses the couple could snag for the price of their wedding.The result? A list of $10 million homes all perfect for the $10 million couple.
989 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (above)
For Sale: $9,998,000
This multi-wing mission-style estate sits atop an oceanfront bluff that looks over Shaw’s Cove. What do you get for $10 million here, besides a fantastic view? How about 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a 4,000+-sq ft floor plan “perfect for entertaining.” Looks like the formally celebrity owned piece of Laguna Beach real estate could be exactly what the newlyweds need to wind down from their whirlwind wedding and plan their first party as husband and wife.
7582 N Secret Canyon Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718 (above)
For Sale: $9,995,000
With Kim’s home base in LA and NY and Kris’s home court in New Jersey, perhaps they’ll consider Tucson as a good half-way point for a new home. For $10 million they can snag this amenity-rich mansion, currently listed on the Tucson real estate market for $9,995,000. Located on a private lot in the Catalina Foothills, this 13,350-sq ft estate has several $10 million features like its own English pub, a movie theater with seating for 15 people, 6 bedrooms including “master quarters,” 3 guest suites and separate guest quarters, 2 kitchens, exercise room with tanning facility, show room that fits 15 cars (check out pic #16), billiards room, swimming pool, spa, and outdoor entertaining area with outdoor kitchen.
(Undisclosed Address), New York, NY 10021 (above)
For Sale: $9,995,000
Tucson home values have fallen 41 percent since their peak, according to Zillow’s second quarter real estate market reports, giving Tucson a pretty big bang-for-you-buck factor (especially if you have 10 million bucks to spend). It’s not quite the same story for the New York real estate market, where the median value per sq ft. in the New York metro is $229. In fact, the same $10 million that can buy the 13,000-sq ft in Tucson will get you a 4-bedroom penthouse apartment in the Big Apple. This Park Avenue pad could be a good fit for the New Jersey Nets star and his wife, who recently opened another DASH clothing store with sister Kourtney in NYC. Built in 1927, the Italian Renaissance home features a private elevator, 27-ft living room with fireplace, library, chef’s eat-in kitchen, a master wing, maid’s quarters, and 3 additional bedrooms all with en-suite baths.
1223 Ocean Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 (above)
For sale: $9,950,000
Perhaps the K-couple will want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. For $10 million you can snag a Colonial-style home in the Hamptons. This 8,000-sq ft home is located a block from the water making it easy for Kim and Kris to enjoy nightly strolls on the beach. In addition to beach living, this property has “all the bells and whistles” of a $10 million piece of Bridgehampton real estate including 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a private movie theater, heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi tub.
9727 Audubon Pl, Dallas, TX 75220 (above)
For sale: $9,950,000
What better for reality-TV royalty to spend $10 million than on a castle? Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Preston Hollow, this Dallas real estate gem is Disney castle-esque and quite a deal considering $3.3 million was just chopped on the asking price. Built in 2000, the 3.19-acre estate is complete with a stone exterior, circular driveway with fountain, grand staircase, billiards room, dine-in wine room, 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 13,000-sq ft of living space. Check out more castles for sale in the United States here.
1240 E Nez Perce Rd, Jackson Wy 83001 (above)
For Sale: $9,900,000
If the newlyweds are interested in channeling their more rustic side, than Bighorn Lodge in Jackson WY is the way to go. Surrounded by the Grand Teton Nation Park, Bighorn Lodge is a 5.32-acre estate noted as “one of the most impressive log homes” on the Jackson real estate market. The listing description notes the 8,000-sq ft home, completed in 2008, was reduced from the builder’s price of $16 million to the current asking price of $9,900,000. Dropping in $10 million in Wyoming not only gets you spectacular mountain views, but high-end luxury in the form of a gourmet kitchen, a living room with 27-foot-high ceilings and an enormous corner master suite.
16 Yosemite Valley Rd, Westerly, RI 02891 (above)
For sale: $9,900,000
Rhode Island may be the smallest state in America but for the price of Kim Kardashian’s wedding, the happy couple could buy some pretty big real estate. More specifically, a 20-room seaside mansion known as the “Clarmar” estate. This 3.42-acre, fully restored piece of Westerly real estate boasts 12 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, ocean views, expansive deck perfect for entertaining, and is a short walk away from beaches.
Boyne City Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720 (above)
For sale: $9,950,000
How about life on the lake for $10 million in the “Charlevoix Cottage?” Featured on HGTV’s Amazing Waterfront Homes in 2008, this 2-acre property includes 227-ft of private beach, private dock, tennis court, screened gazebo, a heated 20-person spa, putting green, and a nearly 15,000-square-feet. The enormous home is perfect for all the in-laws Kim and Kris will undoubtedly be hosting.
What do you think? $10 million wedding or $10 million home?