It wasn’t so long ago that a poor boy from Oregon, turned timber titan, turned property pasha Tim Blixseth and his wife Edra were billionaire jet setters who owned three private planes, a fleet of luxury cars and a handful of exceedingly opulent estates around the world. However, a bitter divorce and a pending bankruptcy by ex-Mrs. Blixseth has necessitated the liquidation of many of their assets and most of their posh properties. Porcupine Creek, the former couple’s resort-like primary residence in Rancho Mirage, Calif., comes complete with its own 19-hole, par-72 private golf course and a stroke-inducing asking price of $75 million.
Dubai has claimed its place as a new home to luxury and high-end lifestyles. Its housing market is no different. Here, MainStreet highlights several homes that make American mansions look like dollhouses.