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Designer Island Estates

Karl Lagerfeld Invests in Grand Isle, Vermont

— October 27, 2008 — Luxury
Famed Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has purchased a home in picturesque New England, and the six-bedroom historic estate is every bit as elegant as you'd expect.

According to one of Lagerfeld's new neighbors, who is quoted in Luxist, the Greek Revival estate is on the Vermont Historic Registry and was built in 1850. Karl Lagerfeld purchased the home for under $1 million--a steal considering the Champlain Islands and Grand Isle in particular are relatively undiscovered.

While we haven't yet seen images of Karl Lagerfeld's new Grand Isle estate, the gallery features snaps taken of Grand Isle in Vermont. So that's the kind of view a Chanel salary can provide...
Trend Themes
1. Historic Real Estate Investments - Investing in historic real estate properties, especially in relatively undiscovered areas, may provide hidden opportunities for low-cost high-value investments.
2. Celebrity Real Estate Purchases - Tracking celebrity real estate purchases can provide insight into where affluent individuals are searching for desirable properties, which could inform strategic business decisions for real estate firms.
3. Reviving Discovered Communities - The purchase of historic estates in relatively undiscovered communities can spark interest and lead to a revival in the community and local economy, presenting opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.
Industry Implications
1. Real Estate - Real estate firms can leverage the trend of historic real estate investments and celebrity real estate purchases to market to affluent buyers and create strategic investment opportunities.
2. Travel and Tourism - Businesses in the travel and tourism industry can capitalize on the trend of reviving undiscovered communities by promoting unique destinations with rich histories and cultural significance.
3. Fashion and Luxury Goods - The purchase of a historic estate by a famous fashion designer like Karl Lagerfeld provides an opportunity for fashion and luxury goods industries to showcase their products in a highly desirable setting, potentially attracting affluent buyers.
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