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Longtime Johnny Carson Estate in Malibu Asks $81.5 Million

The property is now owned by Sidney Kimmel, the founder of Jones Apparel Group and a producer of nearly 50 movies including “Hell or High Water” and “Moneyball,” and his wife, Caroline.


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MANSION Longtime Johnny Carson Estate in Malibu Asks $81.5 Million

Simon Berlyn

A Malibu estate owned for two decades by television host Johnny Carson is listing for $81.5 million. The sellers are Sidney Kimmel, the founder of Jones Apparel Group and a producer of nearly 50 movies including “Hell or High Water” and “Moneyball,” and his wife, Caroline.

A Saudi Sheikh Brings Boston’s Ames Webster Mansion Back to Life

Kayana Szymczak for The Wall Street Journal

A Saudi sheikh is testing Boston’s luxury market with a $35 million renovation of the Ames Webster mansion, a historic landmark known for its intricately detailed interior.

How a London Couple Transformed a Dank Fixer-Upper

Alice Whitby for The Wall Street Journal

Real estate in London is so expensive that a fixer upper—with water running down the walls thanks to its leaking roof—was the best option for a couple with a growing family and a seven-figure budget.

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Douglas Elliman

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