Very few people can actually say that they have made history. Athletes set records, but those records are often broken by the next generation. The development of new technologies often renders many seemingly astounding technological innovations obsolete, just a decade later. More often than not, the person who made history has passed away, before anyone realizes exactly what it is that they accomplished. Which is why earning a place in every child's history book, while you are still around to enjoy your fame, is nearly impossible. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to ever set foot on the moon, has managed to do just that. Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Buzz Aldrin went on to US Military Academy at West Point (after turning down a full scholarship to MIT), and became a highly respected fighter pilot. He went on to become an astronaut, and he took his historic first steps on the moon on July 20,1969, when he was thirty-nine years old. He is now in his early 80s, and shows very little sign of slowing down, maintaining a busy lecture circuit, and consulting on multiple space-related projects. Though he seems rather larger than life, he is still human, and humans get divorced. He filed for divorce from his wife of 23 years in 2011, and the split became final in late 2012. Almost immediately after the divorce was complete, he put his Westwood condo on the market.
Buzz Aldrin's house in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, is 3,143 square feet and contains three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The condo is situated on the seventh floor of the famed La Tour building, facing southeast. Buzz Aldrin's house also features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, an open-plan common space, two sizable balconies, a master bedroom with a massive walk-in closet, and beautiful views of the surrounding area. The La Tour building also comes with valet parking, a fitness center, a pool, a recreation area, and 24-hour onsite staff. Buzz Aldrin's house is on sale for $3.3 million, but the HOA dues, bump the price up a bit more. The unit is not expected to remain on the market for long. Everyone is already clambering to get a spot in the building, and the bragging rights that come with this particular unit, will make it even more popular.