Today a tipster writes in to say that this Cedar Grove, N.J. mansion, currently listed for $17.995M, might have at one point been owned by hip-hop legend Russell Simmons and his ex-wife, Kimora Lee. While there's no evidence that they ever held the deed—one of their New Jersey palaces looks sorta similar but sold last year—this is certainly an estate worthy of a music mogul. For one, it boasts 24,000 square feet of living space, eight bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, five fireplaces, tennis courts, an elaborate fountain in the driveway, and wildly expensive finishes throughout. The brokerbabble rambles on, but truly the best is found in the final paragraph, where the massive megamansion is referred to as a "French chalet" and the town is said to have Norman Rockwell charm on every street. Yes, because nothing says Rockwellian charm like a 24,000-square-foot monstrosity.
· 50 Laura Drive [Halstead]