some photos were taken by Nicole Kelley on her iPhone, the majority were
furnished by the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce. The photos are of (top left): backyard of Ann Coulter’s Seabreeze Avenue
villa (the front is purposely not as impressive). Top right and second row left: Rush Limbaugh’s beachfront home. Second row right: Howard Stearn’s beachfront home – near
Limbaugh’s. Bottom row photos are of
Donard Trumps Mar-a-Lago Club.
TRIVIA: James Patterson purchased Casa Ananda for
17.4 million and then sunk another $4 million in renovations. Today his annual property tax alone is well
over $250,000 and it costs another $325,000 - $375,000 in annual staff and
maintenance. Little wonder James
Patterson no longer writes his own books but sells his name to collaborators
who basically write them for him. To
maintain his lifestyle, Patterson needs to publish six to eight books per
year. Using collaborators is an easy way
to accomplish this.
TRIVIA: Rush’s compound
is located on the north end of the Island and consists of 5-separate houses
with Rush living in the largest, a 24,000 sq. ft. mansion. The main house has 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
and the annual property taxes are approximately $450,000.” According to Ann Coulter, Rush had recently
been offered $65 million for the beachfront compound which included four guest
houses, putting green and private beach.
The property is valued at $44 million.
Contrary to popular belief, Limbaugh does not broadcast his radio show
from his castle but rather from the 3rd floor of a discreet building about a
mile from his home and only 100 yards from the sandy Atlantic beach.
Limbaugh’s $56 million
G550 jet aircraft is housed at an executive airport not far from the West Palm
Beach International Airport. Rush also
owns a number of $400,000 black Daimler Maybach 57 S automobiles.
TRIVIA: There’s a point where North County Rd.
becomes what is known as Raider’s Row
– where Limbaugh’s compound is located.
Before reaching Limbaugh’s castle, is located Howard Stern’s nearby $55
million beachfront compound, with its three houses, two of them connected and
the third a standalone guest house. The
main dwelling which Howard shares with wife Beth is reportedly 19,800 sq. ft.
for a total living space of 39,000 sq. ft. on the property.
TRIVIA: Mar-a-Lago was built between 1924 and 1927
by socialite and founder of General Foods, Marjorie Merriweather Post
(1887–1973), the 126 room, 110,000 square foot structure was her home until her
death. Donald Trump paid $10 million for
the mansion in 1985 and had it completely refurbished to his own taste. Not all of the Mar-a-Lago facilities are open
year around. Some are closed during the
Among Marjorie’s children was popular actress
Dina Merrill, married to actor Cliff Robertson from 1966 – 1989. Both Dina and cliff were born in 1923 but
Robertson died (of natural causes) in 2011.