As the end of the year begins its inevitable denouement, DIRT decided rather than yammer on about the highest priced sales of the year and other typical year-end-style wrap-ups, we’d toss it over to the readers and let them weigh in with a series of fun polls that we’ll roll out over the next couple weeks.
When summer comes, the rich and famous (and just about everyone else) head to the beach.
Jonah Hill sets up camp behind the hallowed gates of Malibu’s Colony enclave, Beverly Hills residents Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis head 75 miles north to Carpinteria, where five years ago they paid $10 million in cash for an oceanfront home, and Jerry Seinfield and his family shack up on an East Hampton estate so big it has its own baseball field!
And, of course, whether it’s Malibu, Montecito, the Hamptons or Palm Beach, showbiz A-listers, tech tycoons and other money-is-no-object types don’t settle for a humble beach shack. So, why should you?
If you had the financial firepower to fritter away many millions and even many tens of millions on an ocean front home you’d probably use just a few months of the year, which beach house would you buy? (Click links below to see properties.)