May 27, 2018

America's 10 Most Expensive Homes In The 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes


The 10 most expensive homes in the 10 most expensive zip codes will be a complete surprise to most. Based on median household incomes of the zip codes listed below, you may be expecting ultra-modern oceanfront mansions or palatial classically-inspired mega mansions but a few homes on the list are simply not that impressive and leave you to wonder why they have the high price tag attached to their addresses. But hey, check out the list and draw your own conclusions. 

May 21, 2018

12,000 Square Foot Georgian-Style Brick Mansion In Franklin, TN


This Georgian-style brick mansion in Franklin, TN was built in 2008 and is perched atop 1.78 acres of hilltop land. The stately home boasts classic architectural design and features approximately 12,112 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, six full and four half bathrooms, two-story with Y-shaped floating staircase, elevator, formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with double islands, breakfast room, family room with wood-paneled built-in media center and fireplace, an upper level recreation/game room with kitchenette, a lower level family room with wet bar and dining area, a home theater, and a five-car garage. Outdoor features include a portico, covered porch with BBQ kitchen and fireplace, terrace, and swimming pool with spa and waterfall feature.

May 19, 2018

18,000 Square Foot Lakefront Brick and Stone Mansion In Wayzata, MN


One of the most showcased homes on social media, "Bella Vista" is a breathtaking brick and stone mansion that sits on 1.81 acres of land on the highest point of Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, MN. The home was built in 2012 by John Kraemer & Sons and boasts 195 feet of lakeshore and features approximately 18,007 square feet of living space. It has five bedrooms, seven full and two half bathrooms, two-story foyer with winding staircase, elevator, two-story great room with fireplace, formal dining room with paneled walls, butler's pantry, expansive gourmet kitchen with double islands, family room with fireplace, wood-paneled home office, lower level family room with fireplace and media center and wet bar, home theater, golf simulator, two-lane bowling alley, custom music club, state-of-the-art home gym with locker area, steam shower, and sauna, an indoor basketball court, and garage parking for five cars. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, two balconies, two terraces, loggia, expansive patio with fireplace, BBQ kitchen, rooftop deck, putting green, and swimming pool with spa.

May 16, 2018

11,000 Square Foot Contemporary-Style Mansion In Portland, OR


This striking contemporary-style mansion was a five year design and build project. Situated on 10 acres of land in Portland, OR, the stone and metal home was built in 2003 and feature main and guest houses. The interior has approximately 11,399 square feet of living space with four bedrooms, four full and four half bathrooms, a foyer with staircase, an elevator, another staircase with three-story stair hall, a two-story great room with fireplace, dining area, gourmet kitchen with professional-grade stainless appliances, home office with fireplace, recreation room with media center, indoor lap pool, and a subterranean three-car garage. Outdoor features include a motor court, balconies, and terraces. The detached guest house also has a three-car garage.

10,000 Square Foot Mediterranean-Style Mansion In McLean, VA


Nestled on just over two acres of land in McLean, VA, this Mediterranean-style mansion was built in 2012 and features approximately 10,000 square feet of living space. It has five bedrooms, five full and three half bathrooms, foyer with floating staircase, elevator, formal dining room, two-story great room with fireplace, a butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, two-story home office/library with fireplace, screened-in porch with fireplace, a lower level wine cellar and tasting area, recreation room, home theater, exercise room, and a three-car garage. Outdoor features include a porte-cochere, motor court, breezeway, covered porch, balcony, terraces, patio, fire pit, and a swimming pool with deck jets.

May 15, 2018

Chris Paul's 18,000 Square Foot Golf Course Mansion In The Woodlands, TX


This Mediterranean-style mansion in The Woodlands, TX is owned by point guard Chris Paul of the NBA's Houston Rockets. Situated on 1.6 acres of land and located on the 15th fairway of a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, the home was built in 2014 and features approximately 18,717 square feet of living space. It has nine bedrooms (master suite has sitting room with fireplace), 10 full and four half bathrooms, two-story foyer with Y-shaped staircase, a two-story great room with fireplace, formal dining room, a wine cellar, gourmet kitchen with double islands and butler's pantry, breakfast room, family room with gas fireplace, two-story wood-paneled home office/library, a lounge with views of the indoor basketball court, home theater, a golf simulator, and a six-car garage. Outdoor features include a porte-cochere, balconies, covered terraces, lanai with fireplace, patio, BBQ kitchen, fire pit, and a swimming pool with spa.

May 12, 2018

16,000 Square Foot French Country-Style Mansion In Prospect, KY


Built in 2008 and situated on 1.68 acres of land, this stately brick and stone mansion in Prospect, KY boasts breathtaking views of neighboring Ohio River. The French Country-inspired home features approximately 16,572 square feet of living space with six bedrooms (the master suite features a vaulted ceiling and fireplace), six full and four half bathrooms, a two-story foyer, two staircases, an elevator, great room with fireplace and bar, gourmet kitchen with double islands and breakfast bar, dining room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling, home theater, a planning office, an upstairs library, expansive conference room (located above garage), lower level family room with fireplace, wet bar, wine closet, billiards room, an indoor batting cage and half-court sport court, an exercise room, a third floor turret, and a three-car garage. Outdoor features include a balcony, covered and open patios, pool house with kitchen, BBQ grill station, fire pit, and an infinity edge swimming pool.

May 10, 2018

Former Miss Universe's 13,000 Square Foot Waterfront Mansion In Miami, FL


This breathtaking waterfront mansion is the home of Irene Sáez, who is a former Miss Universe (winner in 1981) and former mayor of Chacao (1993-1998). The Miami, FL European-style residence was built in 2009 and is situated on 0.9 acres of land. It features approximately 13,229 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, seven full and one half bathrooms, a two-story rotunda-style foyer with floating winding staircase, elevator, two-story great room with fireplace, formal dining room, butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast area, family room with media center and wet bar, wood-paneled library with fireplace, and a four-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, fountain, balconies, covered terraces, pool patio, edgeless swimming pool with spa, a cabana with kitchen, and 140 feet of water frontage.

11,000 Square Foot Stucco Mansion In Clyde Hill, WA


Built in 1998 and situated on just over an acre of land, this Bellevue, Washington-area mansion offers 11,384 square feet of living space and features six bedrooms, six full and four half bathrooms, two-story foyer, two-story great room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast and dining areas, family room with fireplace and skylight, library with wet bar, wine cellar, home office, game room, home theater with wet bar, and an eight-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, multiple balconies, formal garden, putting green, swimming pool, and covered patio with fireplace.

May 5, 2018

31,000 Square Foot Mediterranean-Style Mega Mansion In Los Angeles, CA


Located a short walk from the famed Playboy Mansion, this Mediterranean-inspired mega mansion located in Los Angeles, CA was built in 2013 and situated on 1.4 acres of land. The home of a Jordanian billionaire and former construction company CEO, "il Magione" (as it is known) features approximately 31,450 square feet of living space with 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, two-story foyer with a 12' wide staircase, elevator, two-story great room with fireplace, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with double islands and breakfast bar, breakfast room, family room with fireplace, home office/library, wine cellar with tasting room, a hair salon, medical room, four-lane bowling alley with media room, billiards room with wet bar, golf simulator room, a 14-seat home theater, an indoor swimming pool with elevated spa and waterfall feature, and a home gym. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, expansive balcony (located off of master suite), covered and open patios, loggia with fireplace, BBQ kitchen, fire pit, swimming pool with spa flanked by two cabanas.