Successful people like to flaunt their money in many ways, and make us jealous. Surely, you’ve drooled at leat once at a pricey, stylish pad; these people focus on size as well as luxurious amenities on the properties they buy. Most luxurious houses on the market today come with such luxuries as stunning views, heated bathroom floors, helicopter pads, private-label vineyards, and multi-storey car garages.
Feel free to dream away, and imagine one of these extrvagant locations is yours. Hey, you might as well realize there’s no way you’re gonna ever get your hands on one of these babies!
15. One Beacon Court
Beleaguered billionaire Steven Cohen owns One Beacon Court. This stunning property is a 9,000 sq ft duplex that largely features stainless steel, Anigre wood and maple floors. It has two wall-to-wall windows that overlook the Central Park, a powder room, a kitchen that Gordon Ramsey would die for, top of the line security and heating systems as well as two staff rooms.
14. 432 Park Avenue Penthouse
432 Park Avenue is the highest residential tower in the western hemisphere. Located in the 56th and 57th street in NewYork, this tower houses one of the most expensive penthouses in the world – the 432 Park Avenue Penthouse. It’s expansive 8,255 sq ft contains luxuries such as heated floors, a climate-controlled wine cellar, 10ft windows, as well as private amenities such as a restaurant, a gym, and massage therapy rooms.
13. The Atelier
The Atelier is a combination of all the nine apartments at the 45th floor of The Atelier Tower in New York at a jaw dropping $85 million. The developer targets high net-worth individuals hoping to put together a 10,000-square-foot mega-pad with breathtaking 360-degree views. You would be right to think this as a preposterous deal given that 40 units selling at lower floors do not even cost anywhere close to $85 million.
12. 18th Floor of Sherry-Netherland
Real-estate developers and agents always use that ‘impressive view’ argument to inflate a property’s worth, but the developers of the 18th floor of Sherry-Netherland couldn’t be more accurate. This $95 million property has some of the most stunning NYC views. However, relative though, what’s disappointing is its interior décor. It has an estimated 9,000 sq ft of floor space of which 2,000 sq ft is outdoor space.
11. Shakespeare Ranch
Shakespeare Ranch features England-style properties, some of which have styles that date back 1870. Located adjacent to Lake Tahoe, this extensive establishment consists of 17 guest homes – 22 bedrooms, and 27 bathrooms, and a 5,000 sq ft barn on 134 acres of land. It also contains 420 feet of shoreline as well as a private pier on the lake.
10. City Spire Penthouse
Steven Klar is asking for $100 million for this 8,000 sq. ft. penthouse with an additional 3,000 sq. ft terrace floor space. This state of the art property features six bedrooms, a private elevator, nine baths, and a wine cellar. It also offers panoramic views of Manhattan, the Central Park and the Empire State Building.
9. Homer’s Pond on Martha’s Vineyard
Homer’s Pond is a property surrounded by ocean currently for sale at a jaw-dropping $118 million. Situated in New England, the property provides its residents optimum privacy and tranquility. It features an outdoor heated pool, an underground wine cellar with a 12,000-bottle capacity, sauna and steam rooms as well as a tennis court.
8. Pumpkin Key
Owning a private island is one of the greatest things to accomplish in life right after changing the world and buying a yatch. Pumpkin Key is a private island, and you can snag it for $110 million. It features a 5,000 sq ft home on 26 acres of land off Key Largo in Florida, United States. The property comes equipped with such luxurious amenities as a marina big enough to accommodate a mega yatch, tennis courts, which also double up as helicopter pads, and an expansive private beach.
7. Ritz-Carlton Penthouse Trio
Ritz-Carlton Penthouse Trio was officially the most expensive apartment in America in 2014. It is still up for sale at a whopping $118.5 million. It uses the same method as the Atelier, combining the three apartments on West Street’s Ritz-Carlton 39th and 40th floor. This combination creates a mind-bending 15,434 sq. ft. of floor space, making it the largest Manhattan condominium on the market. The combo forms a 12 bedroom, 15-bathroom duplex.
6. Rancho San Carlos
238 acres of land in the aristocratic Montecito neighborhood will set you back $125 million. Rancho San Carlos is not only one of the largest private establishments in the area, it also comes with avocado orchards, horse facilities, an office building, 11 additional properties, and stunning views of the adjacent ocean and mountains. Built in the 1930’s, the main 30,000 sq. ft. property includes 30 rooms, a tennis court and an underground bar.
5. Beverly House
Not only is Beverly House one of the priciest pads on the market, it also holds the record as one of the most expensive rentals at a monstrous $600,000 per month. Occupying 3 and 1/2 acres of land, Beverly House was built in 1927. It features 28 bedrooms and 40 bathrooms, a nightclub, a 50-foot foyer, a spa, a gym, and a well appointed two-storey library. Also worth mentioning are the pool, cottages, a waterfall, and a lit tennis court.
4. Le Palais Royal
Le Palais Royal is a 60,000 sq ft spectacle located in Florida, and its has an asking price of $139 million. It sits four acres of land and features 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. It is also equipped with an underground 30-car garage, a private mega-yatch dock, the first private IMAX Theater, and a 4,500 sq. ft. infinity pool.
3. Georgian in the Hamptons
Tthis property is a six-bedroom house sitting on 11.2 acres of East Hampton land. Built in 1937, this estate features luxury amenities such as access to Georgica Pond, posh grass and a detached four-bedroom guesthouse. Chris and Priscilla say that they are selling the property to pursue a new chapter of their lives as empty nesters. They are selling it for a jaw dropping $145 million.
2. Jeff Greene’s Estate
This opulent 53,000 sq ft property features a half a kilometer driveway, a 15,000 sq. ft. entertainment center that includes bowling alleys, a 50-seater theater, and a ballroom, a private-label vineyard, waterfalls, a 3,000-bottle wine cellar, a walk-in refrigerator, and a 27-car garage. The house’s living space also includes 12 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms and a master suite with a gargantuan 5,000 sq. ft. floor space.
Antilla, named after a mythical island in the Atlantic Ocean, is the billion-dollar house of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani. This gargantuan house covers 400,000 sq. ft. on 27 floors and consists of a six-story 168-car garage. It features three helipads on the roof, nine elevators, a temple where Ambani’s family go to pray, a spa, terraced garden, 50-seater theater, a ballroom and a large staff. Antilla’s rooms are distinct from each other.