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Edwards Home County's Largest

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclu...e.html?id=3848
RALEIGH — Presidential candidate John Edwards and his family recently moved into what county tax officials say is the most valuable home in Orange County. The house, which includes a recreational building attached to the main living quarters, also is probably the largest in the county.

“The Edwardses’ residential property will likely have the highest tax value in the county,” Orange County Tax Assessor John Smith told Carolina Journal. He estimated that the tax value will exceed $6 million when the facility is completed.
Knight approved the building plans that showed the Edwards home totaling 28,200 square feet of connected space. The main house is 10,400 square feet and has two garages. The recreation building, a red, barn-like building containing 15,600 square feet, is connected to the house by a closed-in and roofed structure of varying widths and elevations that totals 2,200 square feet.


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Slow news day?
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wow, what a jerk...
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just thought it was interesting
also thought that at that cost the connecting tunnel thing could have looked better
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i bet all the enviromentalists and all the other greens that preach less energy usage will vote for him if he makes it past the primary
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"There are two Americas....."
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The largest house in the county is assessed at $6 million?

Boy, there are two Americas.
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The largest house in the county is assessed at $6 million?

Boy, there are two Americas.
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It would be assessed at $35 million around here and he'd consider whoever owned it to be part of the problem.
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orange county, s.c. - max house value $6 million.

what about orange county, cal?
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Originally Posted by Ranger
orange county, s.c. - max house value $6 million.

what about orange county, cal?
Looks to be around $75 million as of last year.

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I'm sure he's completely trustworthy to pay his taxes fairly and not use some scam to get around it.
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Democrats don't favor the abolishment of being rich, just higher taxes on them.
And Republicans would say that is exactly the same thing.
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I'm sure he's completely trustworthy to pay his taxes fairly and not use some scam to get around it.
Of course! He has no history of doing otherwise, does he?
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Good for him.
Too bad not everyone can afford a slick lawyer to finangle their way out of paying taxes.
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A rich politician? Stop the presses!!!!
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It was a slow news day - wasn't it?
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The recreation building, a red, barn-like building containing 15,600 square feet, is connected to the house by a closed-in and roofed structure of varying widths and elevations that totals 2,200 square feet.
The recreation building contains a basketball court, a squash court, two stages, a bedroom, kitchen, bathrooms, swimming pool, a four-story tower, and a room designated “John’s Lounge.”
The ULTIMATE man-room!
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The ULTIMATE man-room!
That's why kvrdave doesn't like him. It's personal.
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This one sounds like a good deal.


A very des res: for $155m, world's most expensive house is yours
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
Published: 27 January 2007
Not one brick has been laid, not one piece of timber has been erected. But already this home comes with a price tag of $155m (£79m) and has triggered considerable controversy.

The price for the property being planned for central Montana by a US real estate magnate makes it, in theory, the most expensive property in the world - beating the record held by an unsold 103-room mansion in Windlesham, Surrey, with an asking price of $139m.

The Montana property is being built by Tim Blixseth, a one-time singer-songwriter who turned to business after failing to hit the big time. As planned, the 53,000 sq ft stone and wood property will be located on the grounds of the Yellowstone Club, a private ski and residential resort that Mr Blixseth has developed near Bozeman.

"I can't believe the interest," Mr Blixseth told Forbes magazine. "Some of [the world's richest] just have to have the best. Price is not an issue."

But not everyone is enamoured by Mr Blixseth's plan. Local environmentalists have complained that private clubs such as the Yellowstone, where members must have at least $3m in assets and pay a joining fee of $250,000, are damaging Montana's environment and pushing up property prices to the detriment of local people. They also point out that Mr Blixseth has a record of planning and environmental infractions and has been fined millions of dollars by state and federal authorities.

"Twenty years ago that whole area up there used to be a great place for the grizzly, the elk and all of the animals. Now it's all houses and roads," said Joe Gutkoski, president of Montana River Action, an environmental group. "Montana is kind of a magical word in the US and we have very wealthy people and they have the dollars to pay for outlandish activities. Blixseth is there to accommodate them."

Reports show that the Yellowstone Club - which employs 400 people and whose members reportedly include former vice-presidential candidates Dan Quayle and Jack Kemp, tennis player Annika Sorenstam and cyclist Greg LeMond - has been fined on a number of occasions for building and environmental violations. In 2004, it was fined a record $1.8m by the Environmental Protection Agency for pollution related to golf course and ski slope erection.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that Mr Blixseth admitted no guilt, but paid the fines anyway. Then, in November 2005, the agency issued a $165,000 fine to another private Montana resort owned by Mr Blixseth, Lone Moose Meadows, for allegedly destroying wetlands during ski facility construction.

Michael Garrity of Alliance for the Wild Rockies, said: "These private clubs require tremendous amounts of resources. Blixseth has taken high-quality grizzly bear habitat and turned it into a play area for multi-millionaires."

No one from the club was available for comment yesterday. The house, set on 160 acres, will include a chairlift to take the owner to the club's private ski slopes, an indoor/ outdoor swimming pool and a home cinema.
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That's a hideous house.
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Funniest part of the whole thing?

"Presidential candidate"

Yeah right.
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Funniest part of the whole thing?

"Presidential candidate"

Yeah right.
Hillary's telling him to go get his shinebox.
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I love the comments and anger by a few of the usual suspects. So what? I think he has no problem with people like himself existing, he just wants to increase the pain they feel. I see no hipocrisy here.

As to X's comment I had the same reaction. Most expensive and 6 million? I read Orange County and did a doubletake.
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