$150 million The Manor
Los Angeles, Calif.
Built by Candy and Aaron Spelling, this 4.7-acre estate rests flat land in Holmby Hills. Its numerous entertaining salons feature Palladian windows and views of the property's gardens and landscaping. A grand staircase greets guests who enter the foyer, and a fountain sits in the center of the circular driveway.
It is listed with Jeff Hyland from Hilton & Hyland Real Estate and Sally Forster Jones from Coldwell Banker Previews International.
$125 million Fleur De Lys
Los Angeles, Calif.
Suzanne Saperstein's Beverly Hills estate is modeled after Louis XIV's palace at Versailles. The 45,000-square-foot home took five years to build following Saperstein's accumulation of five acres during the 1990s. Should strolling the grounds bore you, there is a 50-seat screening room and a library. A nine-car garage completes the home's luxurious amenities.
For more information, contact Joyce Rey at Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills or Robert Kass at Hilton & Hyland Real Estate.
$117 million Updown Court
Said to be larger than both Buckingham or Hampton Court palace, this 103-room home has 58 acres of gardens and woodlands. Several ballrooms and grand entrance ways punctuate Updown Court, which has a panic room, an indoor squash court, bowling alley, 50-seat cinema, helipads, space for eight limousines and a heated marble driveway. Marble bathrooms are nice, but some would say indoor spas, Jacuzzis and pools with views of the grounds are better.
For more information, contact Savills, Beauchamp Estates or Hamptons International.
$100 million Albemarle House
The $100 million Albemarle House is another newcomer to the list. Situated on 300 acres, and neighboring Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland, the eight-bedroom Georgian home was designed by architect/designer David Easton. Also on the property: a barn, three-car garage and guest house.
It is listed with Michael Rankin of TTR Sotheby's Realty.
$100 million Tranquility
Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Conveniently on the tax-free Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, this 210-acre property--Tranquility--is owned by Joel Horowitz, the co-founder of Tommy Hilfiger, who built the property from scratch. The main house has 20,000 square feet of living space, is modeled after a northern European mountain home and has a 3,500-bottle wine cellar. An indoor swimming pool and atrium, as well as a 19-seat movie theater, ensure constant entertainment, even if snowed in.
For more information contact Shari Chase at Chase International.
$76 million Villa La Palladiana
Cap d'Ail, France
This south-facing property offers numerous terraces and balconies upon which to look out over Cap Ferrat. Each of the home's nine suites includes a bathroom. Buyers of the villa will find a tiered garden, outdoor pool and indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center.
It is listed with John Taylor S.A. of St. Jean Cap Ferrat.
$75 million New York, N.Y.
This 45-foot-wide neo-Italian Renaissance mansion was commissioned in 1922 and was designed by C.P.H. Gilbert. The five-floor, 21,000 square-foot property features a limestone façade and a garden. A large entrance foyer leads to a reception hall and large-scaled rooms, many with original details including hand-carved moldings and high ceilings.
It is listed with Sotheby's International Realty--East Side Manhattan Brokerage.
$75 million Hummingbird Ranch
Simi Valley, Calif.
This 123-acre equestrian estate was built in 2004. Its 17,000-square-foot Revival-style mansion was designed by Richard Robertson. The property includes six guest houses, 10 staff houses, equestrian facilities and a helipad.
It is listed with Drew Mandile of Sotheby's International Realty--Beverly Hills Brokerage.
$74 million Cielo de Bonaire
This property rests on a hillside between Alcúdia and Pollensa. In addition to panoramic views, the home includes eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a guest house, private elevator and a helipad. A tennis court and spa round out the property's amenities.
It is listed with Mallorca Sotheby's Realty
$72 million Los Angeles, Calif.
Located in Bel-Air, this 10-bedroom, 14-bathroom 48,000-square-foot home has three stories offering 280-degree views of the city and surrounding mountains. The 2.2-acre property is landscaped and features a 1,000 foot-long, 36-foot high Jerusalem stone wall.
It is listed with Joyce Rey of Coldwell Bankers Preview International.
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