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Now We Know Why Ross Perot, Jr. is Selling His W Penthouse: the Perots Just Bought an $18 Million Home in Bel-Air
I knew something was up. I mean, people of means like to buy real estate the way I like to buy shoes! And you can bet my last dollar that if I ever had a couple billion, I’d have a closet-ful of homes. Remember when I told you (and CultureMap) that Ross Perot Jr. had quietly listed his penthouse at the W? My dear buddy Mama, aka The Real Estalker, alerts me to the recent purchase of an $18 million, 10,000 plus square foot totally amazing historical home called “Mia Patria” that she says Ross Jr. just picked up in the Los Angeles area, specifically Bel Air. I know because she (he) (a) rocks and (b) hollered at me to ask me, don’t he and the missus P have a substantial residence nearby?
As I mentioned today in my CultureMap column, we have a new hot celebrity condo in Victory: the one that belongs to the actual millionaire Victory developer himself, Ross Perot, Jr.
Museum Tower is complete. No more hard hats, workboots, no sawdust. And on January 10, the stunning high rise opened it’s doors to an elegant, tasteful celebration that was more an open house than a big splash opening. The developers did not land via helicopter on a roof-top pad as Ross Perot, Jr. did when the W Residences opened. There were musical performances by the Dallas String Quartet, Zach Hess and Charlie Kim on the piano, Carlos Guedes on the 38th floor. Delicious catering was crafted by Lombardi Family Concepts, wine and champagne flowed everywhere. I felt as if I were in New York City next to Lincoln Center. It was a New Year Celebration for Museum Tower, a soft launch for a building that has been struggling with an unintended consequence of it’s quest to be the most energy efficient residential high rise in the southwest: the glare that is bouncing off those curved windows and frying the Nasher. Like a performance, event cards were passed out at the door:
Right across from The Four Seasons Residence Club in beautiful Vail, Colorado, are the homes of Ross Perot, Jr. And Sr., right next to each other! (Ross Jr.’s is to the right of this picture, Ross Perot Sr. to the left.) Just back from a great weekend jaunt to Vail after attending NAREE in Denver. Lots to tell you. We may have to worry about hail and tornadoes in Dallas, but some poor Colorado residents are dealing with at least eight scary forest fires that have burned thousands of acres of forest lands and are now threatening (and destroying) some vacation homes and tourist spots. Some major state highways were closed in southern Colorado. Passengers told me of seeing smoke from about a half-dozen fires across the state, some threatening places like Estes Park, home of the Stanley Hotel, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and even Boulder. And we saw the firefighters stopping in Georgetown, Colo. With the bone-dry, Texas-type weather conditions — Denver is enjoying 100 degree plus temps — the whole state is under a fire ban. Some people were telling me the fires could have started because some residents are trying to rid the state of the annoying bark beetle that is killing off the tall lodgepole pine pine trees and markedly affecting the appearance of the usually lush, green mountainsides. The pest is thinning out the pretty pines with dying trees leaving piles of dead wood poles, the wood some say completely useless. Others, like our fly fishing guide, told me you can use the wood for furniture after it dries out and the beetles depart. Just don’t build houses with it! Local journalists told me the beetle is caused by global warming, as the critters thrive and reproduce in warmer climates. Do the beetles fuel the fires? Good question. The director of bark beetle operations in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest says people are alarmed by the timber loss:
I’m doing something rather unconventional here. I am cutting and pasting in an entire story as I found it on the web. Read, please: