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$50 MILLION PLAZA HOTEL PENTHOUSE

Go inside billionaire Tommy Hilfiger’s $50 million palatial penthouse high atop New York City’s iconic Plaza Hotel – with a VIP tour from the fashion mogul himself.

The duplex penthouse apartment overlooks Central Park and has been home to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Marilyn Monroe.

The 5,600-square-foot duplex has been on and off the market since 2013.
Hilfiger bought his unit for $25 million in 2008 and tried to flip it later that year for $50 million.

After almost a decade on the market and much price fluctuation — he once upped the ask to $80 million — it remains on the market at a mere $50 million following a price drop.

HANDMADE HOBBIT HOMES

In Pembrokeshire, Wales, handmade houses have been popping up around the county. These wee homes, made of natural, locally sourced materials and scavenged bits from the surrounding countryside, embody low-impact living. The inhabitants who built these houses grow and cultivate the vast majority of what they consume. Simon and Jasmine Dale have been living in their very own hobbit-sized house since 2003. Now they’re helping others build similar homes in the Lammas community—the country’s first eco-village. Needless to say, the Bagginses would approve.