New on the market: ‘Casa Kadafi’
Saadi Gaddafi, playboy son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, was supposed to live in exile on a beachfront property with views of yachts and fishing boats in the Bahia de Banderas and the lights of Puerto Vallarta twinkling in the distance.
The Guadalajara newspaper Mural ran a front-page story last week, saying Gaddafi’s third son and his family were to reside in a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a 10-metre-by-40-metre lot with a swimming pool, barbecue pit and access to a dark sand beach littered with beat-up fishing boats.
The property, which the National Post visited and accessed via an unlocked back gate, is listed for sale and was full of leopard-print furnishings still under plastic wrap. Located on a rutted road and fronting a vacant lot overgrown with weeds, the property is known locally as “Casa Estrella,” or the “Star House.” But given the recent spate of unexpected attention, someone instead posted a sheet of paper below the address numbers christening the house “Casa Kadafi.” (Photo: David Agren for National Post)