18 spectacular homes hidden from prying eyes



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Colorado eyes foreclosure against troubled Pueblo water company | Colorado Springs News

An Arkansas Valley water and land company has left Colorado on the hook for nearly $1.4 million in delinquent loan payments and emergency dam repair bills, and may face a rare foreclosure proceeding by the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

At issue are two state deals, including a loan from the CWCB that has a remaining balance of $622,000 and an unpaid bill involving the Division of Water Resources and the CWCB’s emergency dam repair fund that has a remaining balance of nearly $750,000, according to the state.

Two Rivers Water & Farming Company, which has a history of chronic late payments, this year failed to make any payments on the $622,000 loan and has missed several payments on the emergency dam repair bill, according to the CWCB.

Greg Harrington, Two Rivers’ chief executive officer, did not respond to requests for comment.

In a letter to shareholders late last summer Harrington

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Colorado eyes foreclosure against troubled Pueblo water company | Premium

An Arkansas Valley water and land company has left Colorado on the hook for nearly $1.4 million in delinquent loan payments and emergency dam repair bills, and may face a rare foreclosure proceeding by the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

At issue are two state deals, including a loan from the CWCB that has a remaining balance of $622,000 and an unpaid bill involving the Division of Water Resources and the CWCB’s emergency dam repair fund that has a remaining balance of nearly $750,000, according to the state.

Two Rivers Water & Farming Company, which has a history of chronic late payments, this year failed to make any payments on the $622,000 loan and has missed several payments on the emergency dam repair bill, according to the CWCB.

Greg Harrington, Two Rivers’ chief executive officer, did not respond to requests for comment.

In a letter to shareholders late last summer Harrington

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OREB eyes ‘shift’ away from condos as home sales keep booming in October

While Ottawa’s red-hot housing market continued to set a blistering overall pace in October, Realtors are detecting a potential “shift” away from condos as the trend toward remote work fuels demand for larger properties with space for amenities such as home offices and gyms, the city’s real estate board says.

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,146 properties last month, up from 1,604 a year earlier and well above the five-year average of 1,515.

But OREB noted that although sales of condominiums rose 22 per cent year-over-year to 481, the number of new units added to the market jumped 70 per cent compared with October 2019 to 708 ​– leading experts to suggest a change in housing preferences may be afoot in Ottawa.

“The condominium market is on our watchlist,” said board president Deb Burgoyne.

While Ottawa’s inventory of residential properties on the market has shrunk 46 per

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Nick Kroll eyes $2.35 million for his Los Feliz charmer

Nick Kroll, the comedian and actor behind “Big Mouth” and “Kroll Show,” has put his Spanish Colonial-style home on the market for $2.35 million in Los Feliz. He has owned the property for eight years, records show.

The 42-year-old must have a penchant for Spanish-style homes, as the listing comes just a few months after he shelled out $6 million for a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival a few streets away in the same area.

At 2,443 square feet, the home now for sale is about half the size of his new spot. Lush landscaping fills a romantic courtyard with a fountain in front, and out back, the stylish backyard adds a swimming pool, spa and cabana with a movie screen surrounded by vegetable gardens and fruit trees including peach, lemon and apricot.

Inside, the two-story floor plan stays in touch with its 1930s roots via arched doorways, beamed ceilings,

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Chicago developer eyes apartments for Fulton Market

That vision for the property at the southwest corner of Fulton Street and Racine Avenue could be a key test for 27th Ward Ald. Walter Burnett’s new policy on residential development in Fulton Market north of Lake Street. Burnett has previously cited the pitfalls of future residents opposing new commercial development as a reason for blocking apartment buildings in that area. But in May he said he would lift his ban to try to stoke new investor interest in the neighborhood amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Given the density of office buildings in the area and companies including Google, McDonald’s and Mondelez International establishing it as a corporate destination, the buyers were willing to pay a big number for the chance to add apartments to the mix.

The sale price is roughly seven times the $2.7 million that the seller, Atlanta-based real estate firm Drapac Capital Partners, paid for the property

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Wayne Gretzky eyes $22.9 million for Thousand Oaks estate

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is looking to score a huge sale in Thousand Oaks, where his Colonial-style mansion on nearly 7 acres is on the market for $22.9 million.



a house with a mountain in the background: Sprawled across nearly 7 acres, the compound includes a Colonial-style mansion, two guesthouses, a swimming pool and tennis court. (Carsten Schertzer)


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Sprawled across nearly 7 acres, the compound includes a Colonial-style mansion, two guesthouses, a swimming pool and tennis court. (Carsten Schertzer)

It’s actually Gretzky’s second time selling the home. The NHL Hall of Famer was the compound’s original owner after having it built in 2002, but five years later, he sold it to former baseball star Lenny Dykstra for $18.5 million.

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The sale kicked off a dramatic saga that saw Dykstra lose the property to foreclosure after declaring bankruptcy, at which point it sold at auction on the steps of the Ventura County Courthouse for $760,712 (with the winning bidder taking on about $12 million in debt owed on the property).

Then, two years ago, Gretzky

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City eyes Dickson Athletic Club for new senior center, owner says lower offer ‘not right’

The city’s proposed purchase of the Dickson Athletic Club to be converted into a new senior center passed a first vote by the Dickson City Council on Monday. Both the city senior center director and police chief said more space is needed in their departments, and believe buying the club building could help. 



a car parked in a parking lot: The Dickson Athletic Club in Dickson.


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The Dickson Athletic Club in Dickson.

However, the facility’s owner, Dan Smith, said he won’t accept the reduced offering price of $1.6 million determined by council members during the meeting. 

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The offer presented to the council Monday was $1.9 million for the 25,000-square-foot facility on 100 Payne Springs Road, alongside Highway 70 and across from the city’s Buckner Park. 

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Smith said he negotiated with city staff from his initial price of $2.4 million down to the $1.9

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