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Noted in Passing: Sold

If you lived here you’d be home now. And you’d stay there.

706 Summit Cv, Palm Desert, CA 92260
7 bd 12 ba 20,667 sqft
706 Summit Cv, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Sold: $42,000,000
Sold on 01/19/22
From Above (Outer security fence and concertina wire not shown)

Your humble 40 car garage and entryway

The saltwater acquarium hallway en route to the hall of ridiculous feasting.

Hall of Ridiculous Feasting

Your backyard

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  • gwbnyc January 21, 2022, 3:59 PM

    …and Orson Welles alone in a wingback chair next to an out-of-scale fireplace.

  • Mike Seyle January 21, 2022, 4:11 PM

    Ah, was going to make an offer after I figured out how to pay the monthly electricity bill. Was still working on that when somebody snatched it away. Maybe next time.

    • Kevin in PA January 21, 2022, 6:08 PM

      …electricity bill and TAXES on that monster must be obscene!

      • Sisu January 21, 2022, 6:44 PM

        Those out-of-pockets are only part of it. What is the all in monthly cost to “operate” that facility ? I guess it’s easily $75 – 150k/mo, including staff, housekeeping, simple, periodic maintenance. … Then there is the actual repair and replacement of everything that breaks and wears-out. The only way to justify such an elephant is to run it as a business and resort, then you get your “14 days per year”. But who could feel at home there ? I’d rather live in an exclusive hotel suite; and occasionally visit that facility … assuming I actually liked the owners.

  • Roy Lofquist January 21, 2022, 4:28 PM

    I guess ya gotta spend the big bucks to reach that level of ugly.

  • John the River January 21, 2022, 5:02 PM

    If there’s no bowling alley, Pass!

    • Kevin in PA January 21, 2022, 6:09 PM

      Bowling alley?
      No indoor shooting range.

  • nunnya bidnez, jr January 21, 2022, 5:54 PM


    The home….. features three pools, seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, six kitchens and a slew of over-the-top amenities for the ultrarich. The property is up for sale for $49.5 million following the death of its builder and former owner, publishing and resort magnate Duane Hagadone, earlier this year.

    Some of Duane Hagadone’s most notable projects include the Hagadone News Network, the Coeur d’Alene Resort and the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.

    • nunnya bidnez, jr January 21, 2022, 6:00 PM

      heowned a big yacht,too.

      The superyacht was owned by Duane Hagadone. Her current owner is Raymond Conrad..

    • Kevin in PA January 21, 2022, 6:15 PM

      If my memory services, Hagadone was heir to the fortune of a logging/paper processing and newspaper outfit. Daddy was a paper magnate in North Idaho. I had a friend that worked for him many years ago.

    • azlibertarian January 22, 2022, 5:43 AM

      The home….. features three pools….

      Way back when I was in college, I used to have this recurring dream where I had looked at my calendar and realized that I hadn’t been to one of those classes that I hated in like 2 weeks and some test or paper was due and my neglectfulness was going to be completely exposed.

      And now as a homeowner with a pool (which I refer to as my 15,000 gallon chemistry experiment), I sometimes have the homeowner’s version of that same nightmare: I’ve got this great house with a wonderful, and huge pool which is the focal point of my immaculate backyard. But just off to the side, and not in direct view, is this second pool….an equally large diving pool. Because I don’t look at this second pool often, I sorta forget about the routine maintenance it needs, and it is an algae-ridden mess.

      And then I wake up.

      Two, or more pools? No thanks. Even with FU money, one pool is more than enough.

  • Mike Austin January 22, 2022, 2:20 AM

    The new owner of that wretched excess of a house proves Barnum’s point: “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

    • ghostsniper January 22, 2022, 4:56 AM

      Not necessarily. The problem is your inability to understand the mechanics of owning enormous volumes of money. It can work against you, unless you find places to stash it. I know a guy right now that MUST buy about $300,000. worth of brand new vehicles for his company each year otherwise the IRS will tax the shit out of him. And he’s not a huge corporation. Owning a small business is the best way to safeguard your money because it gives you tools that are simply not available to “employees”. No comment on the design of that structure except to note the “style” is not one I would choose. I’m more traditional.

      • John Venlet January 22, 2022, 6:15 AM

        Not necessarily. The problem is your inability to understand the mechanics of owning enormous volumes of money.

        Very true, Ghostsniper. I’ve a good friend who sells sticks for a locally owned lumber company, and he won a bid to supply a new 25,000 square foot home, and 8,000 square foot boathouse, to be built for a single woman who has enormous volumes of money. They first put up the boathouse, which cost (lumber/labor/amenities) just under a million bucks. The house is almost complete, and though its design is not as outlandish as the above, it has it all, and security systems throughout the 100 plus acre property to protect it.

        But all that space for one person, just does not compute for me. I guess because I do not have enormous volumes of money which must be spent.

        • ghostsniper January 22, 2022, 11:17 AM

          Look up how many completely custom furnished homes Martha Stewart owns.
          If you had 300 million bux and you kept it in the bank in short order you’d be broke and in the gutter. Banks are for schmux that have what wealthy folks call “walking ’round” money. You gotta have that coin working for you.

      • Snakepit Kansas January 22, 2022, 7:01 AM

        $300K in vehicles? Equates to two new Ford F450 4WD turbo diesel with a few extras.

    • Jack January 22, 2022, 7:31 AM

      I tend to agree but it usually depends upon the man. Serious money like his permits experiments in excess but having it all probably doesn’t make a man’s meals taste better and it won’t buy excellent health or an extra day to enjoy it. If I had a wish for him it would be that he could have found a cure for arthritis. At 71 mine is having its way with me.

      • Gordon Scott January 22, 2022, 8:05 AM

        I hear you, Jack, and I’m only 61.

        Voltaren and lidocaine ointment. A thin coat of the lidocane, followed by a thicker coat of the Voltaren. You’ll be a bit soggy for 20 minutes until the Voltaren soaks in. That’s the superpower; it pulls ibuprofen right into your pain, and it carries the lidocaine with it. If you can get the Mexican version it’s stronger and less expensive.

        That saltwater monster would require a person to maintain it. One person, full time. Best allow a parking space in that garage, as the bus routes don’t come near that place.

  • PA Cat January 22, 2022, 10:51 AM

    I’m thinking Hunter Biden bought it for Brandon so that he has an alternative to the beach house in Delaware. And then there’s a vast amount of wall space for displaying Hunter’s newest daubs.

  • Michael Anderson January 22, 2022, 4:31 PM

    Van der Leun said it best: In America, anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

    • Mike Austin January 23, 2022, 5:08 AM

      Yep. That seems to be our national motto.