The Five Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the U.S.
The five most expensive properties currently available for sale in the U.S. range from a 33-bedroom compound near Palm Beach, Fla., for $195 million to a modern estate in Beverly Hills for $135 million.
The price tag of the home topping the list—produced by real estate website Point2 Homespulling data from different industry portals— would be enough to buy 787 residential properties at the nationwide median price, which as of June was $236,300, according to the National Association of Realtors. Even the least expensive residence on the 34-property roster is luxurious beyond measure: a $69 million Tahoe lakefront ranch with vistas of Montana and Wyoming.
While Point2 Homes’ ranking encompasses the entire U.S., the list is dominated by just six states. With 15, New York State hast the most properties on the list, while California has 12 and Florida three. Connecticut has two of the most expensive homes for sale, Colorado and Nevada one each.
Find out what the top five have to offer here:
Courtesy of Point2 Homes
2000 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, Fla.
Price: $195 million
Sq ft: 62,873
Described as a “tropical compound,” this 15-acre-plus property is the ultimate private residence on Manalapan’s barrier island, just 20 minutes south of Palm Beach, according to its listing. Nicknamed Gemini, the home is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, creating a sort of “private island paradise,” the listing says. It includes a main residence, two four-bedroom beachside cottages, a miniature golf course, a regulation tennis court, a half basketball court and a plunge pool.
The area around Palm Beach is no stranger to luxury: Prime property prices have increased by 66.1% in the last year. But with an average sales price of $13.3 million in the second quarter, Gemini is still about 14 times more expensive than what the typical wealthy homebuyer spends in the area.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
301 North Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles, Calif.
Price: $150 million
Sq ft: 30,000
This single-family house, built in 2016, includes a private hiking trail and multiple guest structures, with a 10-car garage and parking for 50 vehicles, according to the listing.
The property also features a wine room and a theater complex with a separate valet entrance. The spa level boasts a lap pool, hair salon and massage rooms. For the owner’s pampering, the master suite features a private heated covered patio.
Palazzo di Amore, Lania Lane, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Price: $149 million
Sq ft: 10,300
The third property in the top five is just $1 million less expensive than the second one, but it offers more bedrooms and bathrooms. Its quarter-mile driveway and guardhouse afford ultimate privacy to the homeowners and any guests they may wish to host; the property includes a guest house and enough parking to accommodate 150 cars.
Besides city, ocean and sculpted canyon views, the house has a host of amenities to keep residents and guests busy. According to the listing, there is a state-of-the-art theater, a discotheque, a bowling alley, a wine cellar, a pool, a spa and a tennis court. For the wine lover, a vineyard produces around 400 to 500 cases of wine per year from a range of varieties, including sangiovese, syrah, cabernet, and merlot.
Brown Harris Stevens The Hamptons
90 Briar Patch Road, East Hampton, New York
Price: $140 million
Sq ft: 53,000
This 80-year-old waterfront estate, which is included on the National Register of Historic Places, has more than 1,150 feet of waterfront along Georgica Pond, offering views of the pond and the Atlantic shoreline, according to the listing.
The six-bedroom main house was restored and renovated over 2½ years and features a three-story great room, four fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen and expansive porches accessible from French doors. There is also a tennis court, a pool, a hot tub and a third-floor gym with sea views.
John Aaroe Group
1187 North Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, California
Price: $135 million
Sq ft: 18,000
This is the former estate of comedian Danny Thomas, who also founded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The home’s 360-degree views span from downtown to the canyons. Details include gold leaf crown moldings and hand-woven carpets. The outdoor area features a swimming pool, a dining area and viewing pavilions, according to the listing.