Miami Real Estate: Ben Stein Talks Real Estate Dreams and Nightmares

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By Dave Carpenter
Stein, the author, economist and commentator, hasn’t been living too badly in the eight years since the end of his old Comedy Central game show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money.” When not making TV appearances, writing investing books and giving speeches, the 66-year-old is like anyone who enjoys just hanging around the house. Only in his case it’s 11 houses. He and his wife, attorney Alexandra Denman, own homes in Beverly Hills, Malibu and Rancho Mirage,Calif.; three on a lake in Sandpoint, Idaho, and five elsewhere. But he certainly doesn’t take them for granted. Stein loves real estate and sees it as “a psychological gift.” “I consider my homes to be like works of art, and I love them, I cherish them,” he says. “And unless some terrible thing happens, I don’t plan to sell any of them.” Asked to name a favorite room from among his houses, he cites his bedroom in Malibu. “It’s way up on a hillside overlooking the ocean and it’s just like you’re floating in a cloud up there. It’s just magnificent.” But when you have 11 homes, it’s hard to single out just one. Stein’s second-favorite is his nearly 1,100-square-foot office in his Beverly Hills home. He loves to live on a couch near his desk with his beloved dog, a German short-haired pointer. No. 3 on his list is his bedroom in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs. It has a fireplace and a view that overlooks a golf course, lake and mountains. A swimming pool lies “six or seven steps” outside the door. Pretty spectacular for only the bronze medal of Stein rooms.

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