Home buying season is just around the corner! It’s a fact that purchasing a place is one of the biggest investments that we make. When it comes to buying your dream house how much are you willing to spend? Check out this list of top 12 of the most beautiful and expensive properties in the USA for 2017.
- Illinois, Chicago, 1932 N Burling St
Although this Chicago’s finest estate is situated in one of the most vibrant and popular neighborhoods in the city it promises the peacefulness of a rural home. The house provides 25,000 square feet of indoor space in addition to plenty of fountains, a pool and a gorgeous spacious garden that immediately transcends you into nature forgetting you are only 20 minutes away from town.
- Nevada, 550 Sierra Sunset Ln, Zephyr Cove-round Hill Village
Most people visit Nevada because of Las Vegas while others do it to view such a stunning property. Located on the famous Lake Tahoe this mansion attracts not only with its breathtaking view but also with the luxury it brings. With more than 12 rooms and a 15-stall horse barn this home is a gem.
- The private Thimble Islands
Situated on the beautiful archipelago known as the Thimble Islands, lying off on mid-coast Connecticut, the The Thimble estate is a magnet to celebrities and millionaires. Feeling too separated from the rest of the world? Worry no more, Rogers Island, which is the largest one from the archipelago, is only 20 mins away helicopter ride to Manhattan.
- New York, 26 Pond Rd, Kings Point,
One is never enough. This incredible property proves it. Instead of one it offers three palatial homes with smart technology, and a private dock. With more than 8 waterfront acres and spectacular panoramic views of New York City no wonder why it carries the name “Kings Point Estate”. This Long Island Sound’s “modest” home has its bowling alley, a hair salon, wine vault and tasting room, indoor racquetball court, several indoor pools, a "lazy river," 13 bedrooms, and 35 bathrooms. If you are bored you can pop at its own casino or you can use the private yacht pier. Originally bought for $15.85 million in 2013 its owner wanted $100 M earlier.
- Il Palmetto
When “Il Palmetto” was built in 1930 it was claimed absolutely exceptional. Even after the full renovation, the property kept its incredible Italian Renaissance flavor. This dazzling home that is situated on 60,000 square feet, has 10 bedrooms, two elevators, a 50-foot living room and a dining room with a carved ceiling that reminds you of fairytales. Not to mention its private theater, wine cellar, spa center, a Moroccan room offering exquisite indoor or outdoor entertaining and anything else that you could think of.
- Briar Patch
The Hampton’s is well known for its out-of-this-world properties and prices. However, this home is said to be the Hampton’s finest. This 11.2-acre waterfront estate includes 10 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms in total, tennis court, pool, hot tub, plus a private pond, woodlands, and lawns. It will take you only 10 mins to reach East Hampton airport with private transport by helicopter and jet.
- Connecticut, Great Island Rd, Darien
The Connecticut shoreline is definitely famous for its fabulous real estates. This mind blowing waterfront island estate has a 13,000-square-foot Italian stone manor with a view to die for. And if that is not enough you have a private beach for your own self.
- Manalapan Megamansion
This estate is a synonym of abundance! 33 bedrooms and 47 bathrooms spread on 16-acre of land. If you love long beach walks maybe the 1,200 feet of private ocean front will tickle your fancy. The Megamansion also has its own botanic garden with 1,500 species of tropical trees and plants and a treehouse. Its sports center can compete with any 5 star hotel gym consisting of a spectacular golf and tennis court. Back in the days, the mansion used to be home of home of Gloria Guinness, a twentieth century style icon and one of Truman Capote's 'Swans.'
2. The Manor in Holmby Hills
This French chateau-style mansion is famous for its size - 56,500-square-foot! Yes, it’s true! In 2011 the estate was renovated in a modern style and today it includes 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms and…(wait for it) 123 rooms for anything else you could possibly think of...
1. Bel Air Spec House
Number one most beautiful and expensive property in the USA right now can be yours only for the dazzling amount of $250M. This 38,000-square-foot megamansion beats all records and is the most expensive estate listed in America up to date. This is not just any property, it’s a masterpiece created by Bruce Makowsky designed for a modern pharaoh. This one of a kind home has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, five bars, a massage studio, a fleet of luxury cars and motorbikes, an 85-foot Italian glass infinity pool, an outdoor hydraulic theater-sized screen, a James Bond-themed indoor cinema, a bowling alley, 130 art installations and, as a roof adornment, the helicopter from the 1980s TV show Airwolf. Oh, did we forget the crocodile-embossed elevator? Not to mention the two wine cellars, 56 TV screens, Willy Wonka-style cylinders filled with sweets and an incredible set of vehicles.