For rent - Frank Sinatra's holiday house

Frank Sinatra.

Inside the holiday home that Frank Sinatra built in Palm Springs, which you can now rent. The current owners have made sure it's a shrine to the legendary crooner. Pictures: David Morley


The house that power ballads built

Pop diva Celine Dion has put her Florida mansion on the market for $US72.5 million ($80.7 million). Take a tour through its opulent surrounds.


For sale: the $80m house that power ballads built


Peter Farquhar Singer Celine Dion's Florida house has just hit the market and includes all the opulence you'd expect a pop diva.

Private Sydney

Super-rich bring house down

Andrew Hornery dinkus

Andrew Hornery IT'S THE most ruthless real-estate game in town as egos and big names go head-to-head in the hunt for a slice of about $200 million worth of the most spectacular homes imaginable.


World's most complicated hand-made watch for sale

The 1925 Henry Graves Supercomplication pocketwatch.

Peter Farquar The hand-made 1925 pocketwatch features eye-popping technology.


Super-skyscrapers: luxury in the sky or slums of the future?

Robert Bevan Are super-skyscrapers the new wealth symbol, or the slums of the future?


A rare glimpse inside 'Casino Royale'


Julie Zeveloff Photography is normally not allowed inside Monaco's opulent casino - until now.


Traditional triumphs at Geneva show

Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon.

Bani McSpedden 'Smart' watches couldn't hold a candle to an outstanding crop of mechanical masterpieces.


A weekend at Frankie's

David Morley Even if you're not in the Rat Pack you can now stay at Sinatra's Palm Springs holiday pad.


For rent: top-notch luxury


Stephen Lacey Desperately want that Patek Philippe watch, Hermes handbag or Ferrari? Rent it.


The land of the little white ball


Steve Colquhoun New Zealand's Queenstown adds top-notch golf to its long list of attractions for Australians.


The land of the little white golf ball

Steve Colquhoun New Zealand's Queenstown adds top-notch golf to its long list of attractions for Australians.


The world's most opulent Christmas gifts


Steve Colquhoun Ever gifted a suit of armour? A mini-submarine? What to give when expense is no object.


Fairytale end to royal fortune tussle


Dean Nelson A maharaja, conniving courtiers and cheated princesses frame a $4 billion rags-to-riches tale.


The ultimate Aussie golf trip?


Steve Colquhoun Stepping out of a plane and onto the first tee isn't a bad way to start a round.

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Rolex Daytona sells for record $1.1 million

A 1969 stainless-steel, Paul Newman-model Rolex Daytona chronograph.

A Rolex Daytona chronograph sold for a record $US1.1 million, four times the pre-sale estimate.


Pink diamond sets new world record

The Pink Star diamond.

Anonymous buyer pays $89 million for flawless 59.6 carat coloured stone.

Posh pools

Splashing around sky-high


Judy Barouch The sky's the limit for the latest jaw-dropping swimming pools perched dizzily atop high-rise balconies or cantilevering vertiginously off rooftops.

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On the nose

School of scent


Bent over strips of blotting paper, senses primed and notebooks in hand: this is how generations of "noses" have honed their art at the world-famous Givaudan perfumery school near Paris.

Holiday splurge

Tinkler spends big on Maui pad


Paddy Manning Agent says coal baron's $15 million splurge may be double the typical price for a similar investment.