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Wrigley’s Mansions Across America

The chewing-gum tycoon’s portfolio included grand estates, ranches and a string of summer cottages—properties that today would be worth tens of millions of dollars.


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MANSION Wrigley’s Mansions Across America

Michal Czerwonka for The Wall Street Journal

Chicago confectionary tycoon William Wrigley Jr. and his family made a mint on chewing gum, a fortune that bought them trophy homes across the country. While the Wrigley company is no longer family held—it was sold to candy giant Mars Inc. and Warren Buffett for $23 billion in 2008—all but one of Wrigley’s original homes are still standing. Here’s a look at those historic properties and their estimated values today.

Bloemendaal: The Wealthiest Corner of the Netherlands

Herman van Heusden for The Wall Street Journal

For a small country with a reputation for frugality, the Netherlands has an unexpected abundance of luxury properties. Bloemendaal, a small cluster of communities between Amsterdam and the North Sea, is at the top of the charts for luxury estates in Holland.

Oceanfront Pebble Beach Home Asks $29.75 Million

Ryan Rosene/Carmel Realty Company

An oceanfront home in Pebble Beach, Calif. is on the market for $29.75 million. The asking price is among the highest in Pebble Beach.

Glass Floors: A Thrilling—But Pricey—Way to Let in the Light

Greg Powers

Glass floors are a thrilling—if pricey—way to brighten a home. They can go in rooms, hallways, stairway landings or even outdoors. Some homeowners add “walkable skylights” to decks. Others install a glass panel in the floor to show off a below-grade wine cellar or car collection, or provide a window onto a children’s playroom.

HOUSE OF THE DAY A Northern California Estate for Wine Lovers

California Outdoor Properties

Listed for $21 million, this 255-acre vineyard property in Mendocino County comes with equestrian facilities and a shooting range.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Wells Fargo Trims Staff in Its Giant Mortgage Unit [WSJ Pro]

Richard B. Levine/Zuma Press

Wells Fargo & Co. laid off about 60 employees in its mortgage division as the bank continues to reshuffle parts of its business following heightened regulatory scrutiny, according to people familiar with the matter.

Next Up for Westfield’s Lowy Family: Blurring Retail Lines

Bloomberg News

Fresh off the announced sale of its shopping-mall empire in the U.S., the Lowy family is making a new bet on the future of retail: that the line between online and bricks-and-mortar shopping will disappear.

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