The Most Expensive House In The US Is In Los Angeles

The most expensive house in the US is in Los Angeles. In fact, many ultra-luxury homes priced over $100 million are in California. Of course, they are only within reach of a small percentage of buyers. Still, it’s fun to look at these luxury homes and properties and dream a little.

Most Expensive House In The US

Most Expensive US Neighborhoods

While every state and the metropolitan area has its priciest neighborhoods, some stand out on a national level. These are the top zip codes in the country for the most expensive homes.

Most Expensive US Neighborhoods

In fact, many of the ones highlighted are in these communities. Property Shark says the top ten most expensive zip codes all have median home prices higher than $4 million.

These towns and cities make up the top 10 of the list:

  • Atherton, California
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sagaponack, New York
  • Ross (Marin County), California
  • Miami Beach, Florida
  • Beverly Hills, California
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Los Altos, California
  • Medina, Washington

You might have noticed that most of these are in California, but every state has its most affluent areas.

Most expensive zip codes in New York City

Of the five boroughs, Manhattan still ranks as having the most expensive properties. This is despite the fact that areas like Brooklyn have been growing rapidly in price.

The top five zip codes in Manhattan are Hudson Yards, Tribeca, SoHo, Little Italy, and Hudson Square.

Most expensive zip codes in New York City

We’ve rounded up the priciest pieces of real estate available in the US market. Take a look at the amenities and decor these expensive homes have. Use them as inspiration for your next home upgrade or refresh.

Even if they are far beyond your means, they are a source of ideas you can adapt for your own space. Or, just have a good time ogling these spectacular homes

What Is A Supertall Skyscraper?

In modern architecture, a supertall skyscraper is a building that stands over 984 feet tall. Today, there are approximately 170 supertall skyscrapers worldwide. The supertall structures are residential buildings featuring the latest in modern luxury living spaces.

How Much Was An Apartment In New York City In The 1990s?

The average rent of a one-bedroom was $1,550 in 1993, and $1,475 in both 1992 and 1991. A two-bedroom in 1993 was $2,350 a month, compared with $2,275 in 1992 and the same $2,350 in 1991. For a three-bedroom, it was $3,800 in 1993, $3,600 in 1992 and $3,650 in 1991.

The Tower Building – New York City

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The first skyscraper in New York City was the 11-story Tower Building, Built in 1889, the structure was located in Manhattan’s Financial District. It was the first building to feature a steel skeleton structure. The skyscraper was demolished in 1913.

Steinway Tower – New York City

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New York City is home to the world’s skinniest skyscraper. Located along Billionaire’s Row on West 57th street and overlooking Central Park, the supertall skyscraper is the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.  

Designed by SHoP Architects, the residential development, known as Steinway Tower, stands at an impressive 1,428 feet. The 82-story luxury high-rise is home to 60 living units. Prices start at $1.6 million for studio spaces, and $66 million for a three-bedroom condominium.

One unit, on the 43rd floor, costs almost $30 million. The condominium, at 4,492 square foot living space, features three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.

The Most Expensive Houses In The US

“The One” is the most expensive house in the US

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Located in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, “The One” is on the market with a $295 million asking price. This 105,000-square-foot megamansion is the most expensive home ever. This is for the whole country, not just Los Angeles.

The Beverly Hills Estates and Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass is representing the sale. Not only is the price tag high, so is the property. The four acres and home sit on top of a mountain in Bel Air.

The house also has a drama-filled past, including bankruptcy. Developer Nile Niami, a former Hollywood producer turned, launched the project with the hope of a $500 sale price. Costs escalated, developer Niami’s debt grew and it will soon be sold at auction under a bankruptcy agreement.

The home features 21 bedrooms and 42 bathrooms and boasts panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains.

It has a nightclub, a full-service beauty salon, a wellness spa, a home theater that seats 40, a bowling alley. There’s also, a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, 30-car garage and a 400-foot private outdoor running track. Oh yes, don’t forget a massive moat runs around the property. 

Famous and Famously Expensive

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First up is one of the nation’s most expensive properties, sporting an asking price of $350 million. The Chartwell Estate, located in Beverly Hills, California, is owned by the late head of Univision, Jerry Perenchi.

Built in 1933, the French neoclassical home encompasses 25,000 square feet of land. It is situated on a 10-acre expanse of manicured lawns and gardens. The TV executive bought the house in 1986. Over the years he purchased surrounding Beverly Hills estates, all of which now make up the current property.

The home itself includes a ballroom, a formal salon, a temperature-controlled “world-class” wine cellar. It also has covered parking for 40 cars. The property includes has a tennis court and guest house. Moreover, it affords panoramic views of not only the Pacific Ocean but also downtown Los Angeles.

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This manse might look familiar to fans of the old television program, “The Beverly Hillbillies.” That’s because the series used the exterior facade for the home of the Clampett family. Oh yes, the house also boasts a 75-foot pool, perhaps better known as the cement pond to the show’s viewers.  (That’s pronounced SEE-ment pond!)

Bel Air Beauty

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Before the Chartwell Estate was listed, this 38,000-square-foot house in exclusive Bel Air, California was the priciest home on the market.

At $250 million, the Los Angeles house is also a most expensive home in the US. It is replete with luxury and amenities. Developed by handbag magnate Bruce Makowsky, the Bel Air home also has more than 17,000 square feet of entertainment decks and an outdoor pop-up home theater.

The interior has two master suites, 10 extra-large VIP guest suites and 21 luxurious bathrooms. the Bel Air residence also has three gourmet kitchens, breakfast room, five bars, two fully-stocked champagne/wine cellars, a spa, and state-of-the-art fitness center.

As if that were not enough, the Los Angeles home’s amazing amenities also include an 85-foot glass tile infinity swimming pool.

A 40-seat James-Bond-themed 4K Dolby Atmos home theater features 7,000 pre-loaded movies. The house also has a four-lane bowling alley, massive candy wall, an auto gallery with cars worth more than $30 million and more than 100 curated art installations.

It goes without saying that the Bel-Air house has most advanced home tech system in the world. While that might be a big draw, the unparalleled views are likely the real star of the property. Unobstructed 270-degree views take in the ocean, San Gabriel Mountains and Los Angeles skyline.

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Of course, a most expensive home needs more that a once-a-week housekeeper. In fact, the property has seven full-time staff to keep it operating at peak performance and comfort. It’s likely that if you can afford this home, paying for 7 full-time employees to run it won’t be a financial burden.

Largest Private Home in Los Angeles

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Over on the west side of Los Angeles, in the Holmby Hills neighborhood, is The Manor. It’s on the market for an asking price of $200 million.

The French chateau-style mega mansion was formerly the home of superstar television producer Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy, and is now owned by Petra Stunt, daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone.

Stunt bought the Los Angeles house six years ago for an all-cash bargain of $85 million and then updated much of it to a more contemporary design. Real estate prices have gone up, hence the current steeper price tag.

It may not be the priciest property in the area but it is indeed the largest — even larger than the White House. Constructed in 1988, architects James Langenheim & Associates designed the house.

Called “Candyland” after the previous owner, the Manor has 56,500 square feet of living space. Its estimated 123 rooms include 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms.

The owners created a multitude of specialized rooms in the Los Angeles house, such as a flower-cutting room, a humidity-controlled silver storage room, a barbershop and multiple gift-wrapping rooms. In the basement, you can find the bowling alley and its shoe closet.

Once she took possession, Stunt, who is married to English billionaire James Stunt, added a lounge/entry lined in black-striped marble and a large aquarium in the study, and gave the basement nightclub a makeover. Five maid’s bedrooms and two butler’s suites are housed in a separate wing of the expensive home.

The 4.7 acres of grounds surrounding the sprawling home include gardens, a citrus orchard, a tennis court, a koi pond, and a swimming pool with a pool house. The property also has a motor court and 16 carports that can hold more than 100 automobiles.

Historically Significant Los Angeles Estate

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Another top-priced property in the Holmby Hills is the Oakwood Estate, now on the market for $180 million. The 10-acre Los Angeles property sold in 2016 for a mere $90 million. The relisting is being attributed to intense real estate market interest, according to the real estate company, Mercer Vine.

The historically significant home was designed by Robert D. Farquhar, one of the leading architects of the early 20th century in California, and it sits between Sunset Boulevard and the Los Angeles Country Club. It is an Italian villa that combines classic European with modern details, both styles remnants of previous celebrity owners.

The Los Angeles home was originally built in 1936 for Florence Quinn, She was the ex-wife of Arthur Letts Jr., who was the original owner of the legendary Playboy Mansion.

Over the years it was subsequently occupied by Sonny and Cher, Tony Curtis, 20th Century Fox cofounder Joseph Schenck, Superior Oil founder William Keck, and Joseph Drown, the founder of the Hotel Bel-Air.

The 12,000-square-foot house features luxury details of all sorts, from intricate moldings and marble fireplaces to hand-carved mantles, elegant crystal chandeliers, and ornate 24-gold carat bath fixtures.

The new owners have worked with Meyer Davis Studio, KAA Design Group and Plus Development to create plans and renderings showing what the estate could look like after updates and renovations.

The Los Angeles property is a park-like setting that actually has three buildable parcels: Besides the lot that includes the house, there is a vacant lot and a third parcel with a “leisure complex” of a swimming pool, a poolside guesthouse and sunken tennis court.

East Coast Island Estate

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If a spectacular estate home isn’t enough, how about one that sits on its own island? The 63-acre Darien, Connecticut Ziegler property — which is an island estate — can be yours for $175 million. The property includes a stone mansion and a 21-stall horse stable. It is private and secluded, yet accessible to transportation to Manhattan.

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Since the turn of the previous century, the island property has belonged to descendants of industrialist William Ziegler, who made his fortune in baking powder. The island is in Long Island Sound and is linked to the mainland by man-made land strips.

There is a main house, several additional homes, a polo field, a private beach and dock, as well as a boathouse. The island also features a natural cove, perfect for sheltering boats. It is also just a mile or so from a commuter train station and Interstate 95.

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The property listing notes that 200 stonemasons were employed to build the structures. The main house has 10 bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, and four fireplaces. The stable is said to have a Guastavino tile ceiling like the one in the concourses at Grand Central Station in New York City.

The compound also includes a caretaker’s house, a gatehouse, several smaller houses, a yacht basin with docks, beach cottages and an 1800’s antique house.

Florida’s Priciest Property

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While the sellers have lopped $30 million off the asking price, Gemini is still the most expensive home in Florida, on the market for $165 million. More than a house, the property is a bona fide compound.

The home sits on 15 of acres of land situated between the Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean, between Palm Beach and Delray Beach.

The exceptional location gives it 2,500 feet of water frontage — 1,200 feet along the beach and 1,300 feet along Lake Worth.

The Palm Beach estate was the home of the late publishing mogul William B. Ziff Jr., who died in 2006.

According to Business InsiderZiff had sold the publishing arm of Ziff-Davis for $1.4 billion more than a decade earlier. The mansion, built in the 1940s, once was home to twentieth-century style icon Gloria Guinness.

The 33-bedroom Palm Beach compound encompasses 63,000 square feet of living space. There are a staggering 47 baths and half baths. It includes a 12-bedroom main house, seven-bedroom guest house, north and south ocean cottages, manager’s house, and manager’s office.

Described as “elegant with an effortless feel,” the house design features warm tropical woods and stone finishes.

Many of the rooms have their own secluded oceanside terraces. An indoor/outdoor pool room leads out to an orchid loggia and grotto-like pool terrace, with fountains and plenty of tropical greenery.

The outdoor areas of the Palm Beach property are equally stunning. The gardens are a world-class botanic oasis with more than 1,500 species of tropical trees and plants.

For activities, you can use your PGA standard golf practice area, tennis court, basketball court, or miniature golf course. And, if you really want privacy, steal away to your very own Robinson Crusoe-style treehouse.

Luxurious Southampton Hideaway

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The Hamptons have always been known for pricey real estate. However, a Meadow Lane property in Southampton now has the distinction of being the most expensive Hamptons property. It’s also one of the New York most expensive homes.

At $150 million, the 14+ acre parcel has 700+ ft. of direct oceanfront across three separate lots. It also has an additional bay front lot. Previously the home of entrepreneur Robert Sillerman, the estate last sold for $38 million in 2016.

The main house of the waterfront estate was built in 1994. It features plenty of large glass windows to the 360-degree water views.

The 12,000-square-feet of living space includes 12 bedrooms and 12 full bathrooms. There are two swimming pools: one indoor and one outdoor pool. Other amenities include a pool house, tennis house, two golf greens, and a golf house. The property also has three private walkways leading to the ocean.

This is one of the New York most expensive homes and is a spectacular Hamptons hideaway.  It’s perfect for escaping New York City’s summer heat and humidity.

6,4000-Acre West Creek Ranch

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For those who like wide-open spaces, Colorado’s West Creek Ranch may be the best choice. Listed with an asking price of $149 million, the 6,900-acre property in Gateway, Mesa County sits near the Utah border. It boasts a 22,000-square-foot home, with scenic views of the mountains and desert and privacy beyond compare.

Originally built for John Hendricks, the founder of Discovery Channel, the enormous main residence features a two-level circular stone library.

Eight bedrooms and 8 baths on four levels will easily accommodate weekend visitors. They can arrive via helicopter to the property’s private helipad, or to its grass airstrip.

In addition to the usual rooms, the ranch also has a spacious family room with panoramic views, art studio, and a theater room.

There’s also a game room, gym, staff quarters, pool and spa, four water fountains, six fireplaces, a geothermal heating and cooling system, an emergency power generator, and a five-car garage. Oh yes, it also comes fully furnished.

While the house may sound more modest than some of the others we list, its outdoor location is the distinguishing characteristic.

The thousands of acres include unique land formations with Unaweep Canyon’s soaring Precambrian rock cliff walls, expansive high plateau country with a luxurious log cabin retreat and helipad, and magnificent views of the La Sal Mountains of Utah. 

The ranch encompasses a bear and mountain lion habitat, real dinosaur footprints, and the historic ruins of Driggs Mansion.

Irrigated equestrian and bison pastures, fishing ponds, an airplane hangar, stables, and trout stream are among the other amazing features. Did we mention that it also has its own observatory?!

Palatial Palazzo de Amore in Los Angeles

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Back in Los Angeles, what was once the country’s most expensive property is back on the market at a greatly reduced price.

The asking price of $129 million is still way up there but is substantially less than the $195 million price it had in 2014.

The palatial megamansion is known as Palazzo di Amore, named thus after owner Jeff Greene and his wife were married there.

Greene earned his wealth from the country’s economic downturn and his moves in shorting subprime mortgages. The property was designed by architect Bob Ray Offenhauser and developed by Mohamed Hadid, both known for their expertise with megamansions.

The 25-acre property in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles includes a 35,000-square-foot main residence. The expensive home has 12 bedrooms, including a 5,00-square-foot master suite.

The property also boasts an entertainment structure that includes amenities like a nightclub with its own laser-light system and DJ booth, and a revolving dance floor, and a bowling alley, a bar with a giant dollar bill over it, a waterfall, swimming pool, 128-foot reflecting pool, and spa.

More mundane features include a tennis court, a Turkish bath, a family room and a kitchen with a walk-in fridge.

Perfect for parties, the home can accommodate more than 150 cars. There are also views of the Pacific Ocean.

A particularly unique feature among expensive homes is a working vineyard. There’s also a 10,000-bottle collection in the wine cellar along with a number of barrels of wine.

If the price is still too high for you, it is now also available for rent. That’s now down to a mere $375,000 per month.

New York City’s Pinnacle Penthouse

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Suburban mansions with sprawling lawns are not the only types of premium properties that are for sale.

Take for example the Pinnacle, the Woolworth Building’s $110 million penthouse. Not only is it a staggering price for an apartment in the city, but it is also nearly twice as much as its next priciest New York competitor at a mere $50.9 million.

The apartment was developed by Alchemy Properties. They purchased the iconic 58-story building’s upper 30 floors for $68 million in 2012 with plans to create 33 condos.

According to Curbed, the floorplan for the 9,710-square-foot New York penthouse apartment was first revealed in 2014.

There are no interior photos of the penthouse. Some earlier shots were rumored to be of the penthouse, but were actually the interior of a different apartment. The will encompass seven floors and come with a 400-square-foot open-air observatory and views of Central Park.

Sales have been underway for a while now, but Alchemy has been unwilling to share any information on it so far. The head of Alchemy, Ken Horn, also declined to share this information with the Wall Street Journal.

Curbed reported that other apartments currently available in the New York building range in price from $4.57 million for a one-bedroom up to $26.4 million for a four-bedroom unit.

27930 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, California

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Set along the Pacific Coast Highway in California, this magnificent modern compound rings in at $115 million. The Mar de Amor – or Sea of Love — is located in Paradise Cove. The expensive home sits on 2.6 acres of land overlooking the sea. A stunning motor court leads up to the glass-walled façade.

From the first step across the threshold, the interior takes your breath away. An unbelievable floor-to-ceiling crystal chandelier hangs at the center of a sweeping glass and marble circular staircase.

This spectacular home outside of Los Angeles features 12 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and a total of 10,646 square feet. In the main living areas, the open plan and surrounding glass walls only emphasize the views of the Pacific Ocean, the coast and the infinity outdoor swimming pool.

In fact, the outdoor spaces are pure paradise: They include numerous patios, decks, walkways and a private beach. The property has a subterranean eight-car garage as well as a tennis area that’s also perfect for hosting large gatherings.

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Naturally, The Mar de Amor has a seemingly endless list of amenities, such as a gleaming, professional-quality kitchen, complete with steel cabinets, black stone and a Nano Glass Island and an elevator serving the lower entertainment level to make it convenient for the caterers.

A 20-seat theater with a digital projector and Dolby sound and a full gym are other highlights. The house also has state-of-the-art electronics, including Savant System fiber optics all the way to the beach and automatic Lutron Shades.

7555 N Bar B Bar River Road Jackson, Wyoming, 83001 United States

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This home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming might be at the lower end of the ultra-exclusive price range, but it has loads of one-of-a-kind features: Unparalleled views of the Grand Teton and the Teton Mountain Range.

Moreover, it has 35 acres of field and forest that front the Snake River and include numerous spring creeks and ponds.  

Part of a super private gated residential community – the Bar B Bar Ranch – the entire complex encompasses a total of 278 acres.

The area is famous for its abundant wildlife and exceptional fishing habitat – and lots of winter sports. The 7,984-square-foot main home is accompanied by a caretaker/guest house and features a Montana moss rock and cedar siding exterior.

Inside, the large great room is the main draw, with a large window framing the wide view of Grand Teton. Here and throughout the rustic casual home, natural wood and lots of stone dominate the décor, reflecting the natural surroundings. Walls of windows and French doors lead to a huge patio overlooking the trout pond and mountain views.

A dream kitchen has all the amenities but is still a very comfortable, casual space. While enjoying the fireplace and the views, sip a glass of wine from the 540-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar. The master suite boasts two separate baths, a steam shower and two sitting areas.

Three other bedrooms accommodate family or guests. The guest cottage is an expansive 3618-square-foot residence. It’s located outside the private gate on a separate 37-acre parcel adjacent to the main house.

Red Gate Farm – The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Martha’s Vineyard Estate

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More than just an expensive home, Red Gate Farm is also a piece of history because it was the estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Located on Martha’s Vineyard, the $65-million coastal property comprises 340 acres on Squibnocket Pond. It also boasts more than a mile of beachfront. The residence served as a summer home and refuge to the family for 40 years.

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The elegant main home is in the quintessential Cape Cod style and was originally designed by renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobson, as was two-story guest house. The now renovated main house covers 6,456-square feet.

It’s ideal for entertaining because all rooms except for the formal dining room overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The home features numerous rooms for relaxing, fireplaces and studies as well as a chef’s kitchen, complete with professional-grade appliances. Outside, two decks overlook the sand dunes and the sea. Upstairs, four large bedrooms suites include a luxe master suite.

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As you might expect, the grounds are the highlight of the home. Besides the beachfront, there are two freshwater ponds, garden, pool and even a fairy treehouse. The property also includes two garages, a temperature-controlled storage building, a boathouse and the original hunting cabin on Squibnocket Pond.

Miami Detached Villa

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Mediterranean style luxury with an exclusive address just outside Miami is what you can get for $59 million.

Located in the guarded and gated Gables Estates in Coral Gables, the waterfront villa sits on a lush, landscaped parcel of 2.38 acres. In fact, the grounds have 674 different plants as well as 350 feet of waterfront. The 6-bedroom, 12-bathroom home also has a separate guest villa that features its own courtyard.

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Marked by wide hallways, gracious spaces and extravagant waterway views, the home also boasts an elevator, magnificent chef’s kitchen, bar, and plenty of entertaining space. It also features a home theater that is also lavishly furnished and decorated. Wood and marble floor dominate throughout the interior space.

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The luxury master suite has a large sitting area, stunning marble master bath, and an extravagant custom closet. There’s also a gym/massage room. On the outside, there’s plenty to enjoy with a balcony, deck, barbeque and large swimming pool that faces the waterway. The community provides boat facilities, while the home also has direct access to the waterway.{ pictures from Barrespropertytrading}

Casteel Creek Retreat

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The outdoor amenities of the Castel Creek Retreat in Colorado rival what’s inside and that’s saying a lot! The 32,000 square foot main house leaves no desire unfulfilled, whether it’s for relaxation or activity. Coming in at $78 million, it seems a bargain for the 439-acre property that borders 1.5 miles of wilderness.

The main house looks like a modern castle, fronted by a dramatic million-dollar bridge. It is a marvel of copper, glass, steel and stone.  The dramatic façade stirs up excitement for what’s inside: Floor-to-ceiling windows with remarkable mountain views.

The main house features eight bedroom suites and 16 bathrooms, elevators, a home theater, swimming pool, hot tub and exercise facility. A host of other buildings provides even more. There are three fully equipped guest houses, a historic primitive cabin, an ice cream parlor and a replica of an Old West saloon. You can accommodate up to 40 people on the property!

Outdoor delights include 12+ miles of groomed paths for snowmobiles, cross country skiing, horseback riding, hiking and biking. There’s also a stocked trout pond, shooting range and tubing-sledding hill.

There’s more: a huge indoor arena for tennis, baseball and basketball. If that’s not enough, a 25,000 square-foot recreation building has an Olympic-size pool. It also houses a rock-climbing wall, kitchen and a real teppanyaki bar. Of course, it also has the full-time staff to handle all the upkeep year-round.

Casa Encantada

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This stately mansion in Los Angeles comes not only with all the amenities you might want but also with a history that has included US presidents and Hollywood royalty.

The owners meticulously preserved and restored Casa Encantada. Now it is a 40,000-square-foot modern Georgian masterpiece.

The $225-million home sits on eight acres in Bel-Air. Renowned architect James E. Dolena designed the house. The most recent renovation took two and a half years with 250 craftsmen restoring the museum-quality interior.

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A sweeping driveway leads to the main house, which has a spectacular entry hall with 18-foot ceiling. A majestic reception hall, formal dining room and living spaces dominate the main floor.

Meanwhile, while the living quarters take up the second story of interior space.

Out by the pool, a pool house includes a professional screening room as well as a formal bar. A north-south lighted tennis court and separate basketball court offer up fun while Koi ponds and lushly landscaped gardens create a lovely location for a stroll. The property also includes a full guest house, greenhouses and the house manager’s quarters

Two full floors on Central Park

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This real estate deal was actually more than just an $82.5 million residence in New York City. Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai — who also owns the Brooklyn Nets — purchased two full-floor units in the 220 Central Park South building.

The total price tag was more than $157 million. In addition to the 6,000-square foot residence, Tsai purchased the two condos on floors 60 and 61, along with a studio on the 18th level.

The building has attracted more than its share of global billionaires and celebrities. Because of where it is and how tall it is, the building has sweeping views of Central Park’s full length of two and a half miles.

The amenities include entertaining spaces, a restaurant, a swimming pool and a fitness club. These might sound like ordinary benefits, but they are on a whole other level.

Palm Beach Tuscan mansion

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One of Florida’s priciest homes was recently purchased by Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison. This $80 million Tuscan mansion sits on 7.94-acres.

The main residence encompasses 15,514 square feet and has seven bedrooms. The estate boasts 520 feet of ocean frontage and is one of the rare few that can have a private helicopter land.

The property is in Seminole Landing, a gated community, but the house also has its own private gated entrance.

The exclusive neighborhood is part of North Palm Beach. The interior of the home is ornate, with coffered ceilings and some or one-of-a-kind embellished ceilings.

The entrance has a sweeping curved staircase. Outside, the covered outdoor patio includes a built-in fireplace and archways providing a view of the palm trees beyond. The home features a wine cellar, tennis facilities, pool and landscaped gardens.

Gilded age New Jersey mansion

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Tucked away in Mahway, New Jersey is a grand Gilded Age mansion that sold for $26 million. The four-story, 58-room Crocker-McMillin mansion has been compared to Versailles. Railway heir George Crocker built it between 1901 and 1907 and in 1997 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This historic gem changed hands numerous times and several points was part of Seton Hall University. Although the original estate was 1,000 acres, the size has shrunken down to 12.5 acres. the $26-million sale made it New Jersey’s highest-priced transaction.

Among the notable features in the mansion, the library ceiling was painted by muralist James Wall Finn, and the dining room was done in California redwood, according to Wikipedia.

Maybe all this leaves you wondering about the most expensive homes in some other states. Well, there are plenty of those too.

The Most Expensive Properties by State

Michigan

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Priced at $12.5 million, the most expensive home in Michigan sits on 3 acres with 195 feet of waterfront on Lake Charlevoix. Located in the northern part of the state, the 16,000-square-foot house is called “Charlevoix the Beautiful.”

The mansion was built in 2009 and has features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and two half baths. Construction of the grand house took five years and part of the reason was all the imported decor. 

Plentiful windows provide views down the lake, which is connected to the Great Lakes. This means a boat can go anywhere in the world from the house.

In fact, there’s a 400-foot pier for vessels. The property features a stream with waterfalls, lots of indoor-outdoor living options and a spacious guest apartment above the garage.

Colorado

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This glorious Aspen mansion comes with its own private lake. A $51-million asking price makes the property Colorado’s priciest listing. Built-in 2015, the 15,000-square-foot home sits on a 5.6-acre mountainside lot.

The aesthetics of the home are called “Art Deco wi-h contemporary mountain-modern design.” The wood-dominant décor is only rivaled by the spectacular mountain views out the massive windows.

Luxurious amenities include a state-of-the-art home theater, a lounge with an illuminated bar, a glass-walled wine room, as well as a glass elevator.

Texas 

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Set in an exclusive Dallas neighborhood, this iconic estate is a stately mansion without compare. Listed at $39 million, the 12,664-square-foot home is located in the Volk Estates enclave in University Park.

Dating back to 1946, updates have made this six-bedroom house into a luxe smart home. It boasts eight fireplaces and a five-car garage.

The main house features high ceilings and a solarium with metal leaf panels that open like a flower with the push of a button. The property s 2.86 manicured acres with fountains and statuary.

The outdoor space are like a resort, with a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and facilities for tennis and beach volleyball.

Ohio 

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This waterfront estate is spectacular just considering its location and views across Lake Erie. The current owners have expanded the home into a luxurious residence that has everything you could wish for. A one-of-a-kind indoor pool is lined in imported glass tiles and situated in a glass atrium.

The seven-bedroom and 10 bath home is 15,000 square feet, and includes 2 master suites and are two full kitchens. Chihuly chandeliers and state-of-the-art technology are just the beginning.

There’s also a movie theater, wine cellar, bar area, exercise room and spa. Outdoors, it has multilevel terraces, water features, and gardens 

Iowa 

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Positively massive, this 24,500 square-foot mansion sits on the shores of Spirit Lake, Iowa. At $9,900,000, the price brings with it an impressive array of amenities. There’s a movie theater, caterer’s kitchen, art studio and gym.

In addition. It has a separate loft apartment and its own Irish pub. Plentiful lake views are found from the 8 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms and half baths — and especially from the giant, open living space with floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind lake house!

Utah 

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Hobble Creek Ranch, located in Springville is Utah’s most expensive home. Listed for $48 million, the ranch has more than 3,387 acres at the end of a 7-mile road. In fact, once you enter the property’s gate, you pass through 20 acres of manicured grounds.

The 17,500-square-foot house has a jaw-dropping canyon backdrop. With seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, there’s plenty of space, all don’t in high-end materials, including Swarovski crystal chandeliers.

Amenities include a movie theater, gym, sauna, steam room, hot tub and indoor swimming pool. The outdoors are no less resort-like and include tennis among other sports options. A separate guest house has two more bedrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Where is America's most expensive home?

America’s most expensive home is in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. Called “The One,” it has a $295 million price tag. This is down from the original $500 million. This 105,000-square-foot megamansion is the most expensive home ever in the United States.

Who owns the most expensive home in America?

Developer Nile Niami built “The One,” the most expensive home in America. His early career was as a film producer before he started building small condos and flipping homes. After becoming a real estate developer in Los Angeles, Niami built a mansion in Los Angeles which sold for $44 million to a Saudi buyer.

Where are the most expensive places to live in the US?

The top 10 most expensive places to live in the US is a fairly consistent list. The order may shift, but these are definitely the top priciest places:

San Francisco, CA
New York, NY
Oakland, CA
Boston, MA
Washington, D.C.
San Jose, CA
Seattle, WA
Honolulu, HI
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA 

What's the most expensive state to buy a house in the US?

Hands down, the most expensive state to buy a house in the US is Hawaii. Home prices are astoundingly high, with Honolulu’s average at $1,386,483. Living in paradise is expensive too. Most daily expenses including food and home repairs are roughly double what they would be in Texas.

How Much Did Rent Cost In 1950?

Between 1940 and 2000, median monthly gross rent in the United States rose in every decade except the 1940s. After dropping to a low of $257 in 1950, median gross rent increased to a high of $602 in 2000, more than double the gross rent in 1950 (after adjusting for inflation).

How Tall Is A Skyscraper?

A skyscraper is a tall continuously habitable building having multiple floors. Modern sources currently define skyscrapers as being at least 100 meters (330 ft) or 150 metres (490 ft) in height, though there is no universally accepted definition. Skyscrapers are very tall high-rise buildings.

What Is The Most Expensive Apartment In Manhattan?

The most expensive apartment in Manhattan is $79 million. Described by Sotheby’s as “New York’s pre-eminent residential offering,” the Pinnacle Penthouse is a five-story home encompassing 9,680 square feet plus a private 408 square foot observatory terrace.

What Is The Most Expensive Apartment In The World?

The Sky Penthouse in Monaco is considered the world’s most expensive penthouse. In 2016, the five-story penthouse, which occupies the top of the 49-story Tour Odéon, was put on the market for a reported $335 million.

What Is The Most Expensive Property In Manhattan?

The top floor of the controversial Manhattan supertall known as “432 Park Avenue” hit the market Monday asking $169 million, earning the rank of Manhattan’s most expensive listing.

Most Expensive House Conclusion

It’s not hard to find the most expensive homes in the US, but for most people, buying one is the issue.

These spectacular mega-mansions have sky-high asking prices.

However, with that big price tag comes a wealth of amenities that most people can only dream about.