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Penthouse founder Bob Guccione died yesterday from throat cancer at age 79. In the 1960s, Guccione’s creation of Penthouse was the raunchy counter punch to Playboy’s social-sexual revolution started by Hugh Hefner. And like Hefner, whose Playboy Mansion became the real estate symbol of sexual excess, Guccione more than dabbled in high-end real estate. But due to declining magazine sales and bad investments, Guccione’s empire started to go bust in 2003. With it, he lost two prime real estate properties:

  • DebtFree

    Nice 2009 tax increase on the Staatsburg house:

    Year Taxes paid
    ——————–
    2009 $130,006
    2008 $35,620
    2007 $38,703
    2006 $38,703
    2005 $34,426

  • http://blog.slidebuddy.com Realtor Agent

    Talk about overflowing space in that Willows property! Pity it looks so barren with that poor landscaping.

  • http://www.zillow.com/profile/dianetuman/ Diane Tuman

    Realtor Agent: I’m from upstate NY and this is the way it looks in winter/early spring no matter how much you landscape — it is barren!

  • http://www.greathomestexas.com Austin Owner Financed Homes

    Looks like it hasn’t been touched in years! House looks dingy and the pool looks a little rough around the edges. Oh well. RIP, Bob.

  • http://www.addicted2scents.com Buy Scentsy

    You think for almost $6 million mother nature would cooperate a little more aesthetically. :)

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