Weekly Top Ten Real Estate Hot List Tue: 10-30-2012
If someone called you a sleazeball to your face, wouldn’t your knee-jerk reaction be a swift punch to the soft tissue? Well, meet the man who will shake your hand for noticing! An entrepreneur, visionary and controversial developer, Thomas Kramer’s no dope. In fact, his penchant for creating an environment that attracts monied men who make the big deals is legendary. Along with the environment, German national Kramer, has also styled a persona to match. With a grand sweeping personality that says to onlookers, “Stand back, this is my show”, his followers dutifully follow as expected and are made to feel honored for the opportunity to be in his presence. Including, of course, all of his business contacts who can’t wait for a party invitation to his 5 star island enclave where they will be guaranteed the availability of more nubile nudity, hot music and good food than they ever dreamed. Where else could you go to dinner and the desert comes in the form of pole dancers on top of the table wreathing all the way up to the suggestively painted ceiling? Sleazeball or brilliant?
Now every rich man who wants to live the fantasy life has the chance to own the Florida party house of the century. It helps to have a dual personality though. From the outside, it looks like your typical Star Island mansion in the sunshine overlooking the bay with palm trees swaying, glistening pool and docks for your yachts. Here’s the quirk: enter the house and you’re in the Black Forest! And you’ve been hunting too, because all manor of taxidermied wild game is pearing at you from the walls and in some cases, from underfoot. Appearing to be decorated from bounty pillaged from 16th century castles, the interior is smothered in heavy drapes, heavy furniture and mythological murals. Hey, TK, . . Where did Florida go?
Listed at $35 million, the new owner should have no trouble recouping when they become the next eBay millionaire! They can start with the garden dinosaurs, pig figurines, butler statues and the embalmed dog. Gothic Star Island home includes lots of dead animals, gargoyles, scary paintings, and over-the-top furniture.