05 January 2023

WORTH A MENTION: The American Man$ion's Top-10 Mansions In 2022

Hello all! I sincerely apologize for the delay. Compiling this Top-10 list for 2022 was not an easy task, as I published 249 posts last year. Just like the Top-10 list I did for 2021, the luxury listings below are sorted from favorite (#10) to absolute favorite (#1). Please do enjoy and thank you for your continued support.

10 : 3301 Fessenden Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 has approximately 17,631 square feet of living space with 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. Sited on just under an acre of land, the four-level Renaissance-style limestone residence dubbed "Palazzo Della Felicita", was built in 2019 with grand scale entertaining in mind. It is listed for $10,500,000.

09 : 1705 N Woodlawn Ave, St. Louis, MO 63124 is a sprawling $15,000,000 French-inspired estate at Dragonfly Farms. Built in 2014 and set on nearly eight acres of picturesque land, the breathtaking abode boasts a whopping 30,727 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. The residence's expansive multipurpose auto showroom and workshop will surely delight any avid automobile enthusiast and collector.

08 : 1525 San Vicente Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90402 was designed by renowned architect Richard Landry and built in 2012; the dashing contemporary masterpiece in Santa Monica, CA underwent an extensive modernization in 2019. Sited on nearly two acres of land, the ultra private residence boasts 200 feet of Riviera Country Club frontage with sweeping fairway and mountain views. It features approximately 22,640 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. It is currently not for sale but was last listed for $69,000,000.

07 : 543 Stanwich Road, Greenwich, CT 06831 is a $16,995,000 Colonial-inspired new build in back-country Greenwich, CT. Sited on four acres of land, the pristine residence boasts an interior with grand and intimate spaces that make for effortless living and entertaining; its countless meticulously designed details throughout make for a sensory overload. Coming in at 17,408 square feet, it features 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

06 : 700 Bulls Neck Road, McLean, VA 22102 has been described as one of the most beautiful homes on the East Coast. Perched above rugged granite cliffs, the understated French Provincial-inspired limestone and stucco new build is sited on just over five acres of land and boasts sweeping views of the Potomac River below. A monumental estate, it boasts some 39,000 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. The timeless abode is listed for a cool $39,000,000.

05 : 4909 Vegas Hills Court, Las Vegas, NV 89135 is a contemporary-style mansion known as "SkySummit" that was built in 2020 and is perched on just under an acre of land with sweeping views of the Strip and nearby mountains. It features approximately 8,936 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The modern desert abode is listed for $23,900,000.

04 : 1112 Shamrock Court, Naperville, IL 60540 is a turreted brick and stone-accented mega mansion that is fashioned after the fine manors of the European countryside. Built in 2017, the sprawling home is situated on nearly three of finely manicured land and features approximately 21,709 square feet of living space. It has 7 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms and is listed for $10,500,000.

03 : 48 Rio Vista Drive, Alpine, NJ 07620 is a French-inspired limestone mega mansion known as  "Chateau de la Roche"Designed by Zampolin & Associates the stately residence was built in 2017 and is situated on two flat acres of impeccably manicured land. It is exceptionally well-suited for grand scale entertaining with complementary formal spaces throughout. It features approximately 25,700 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. It is listed for $25,000,000.

02 : 16041 Woodvale Road, Encino, CA 91436 is a Japanese-inspired modern farmhouse sited on just over an acre of land in Encino's secluded Royal Oaks enclave. Coined "ONIN", this newly built residence was joint collaboration between architect Eran Gispan and interior designer Jae Omar; it shows like a true work of art. The expansive abode features approximately 19,500 square feet of living space with 9 bedrooms (including a 3,500+ square foot primary wing with open-air atrium) and 13 bathrooms. It is not for sale but was last listed for $26,000,000.

01 : 9200 Rockybrook Way, Delray Beach, FL 33446 is a world-class contemporary masterpiece in located Delray Beach, FL that is known as The Sundara Estate. Boasting Chanel-themed closets and Four Seasons Bali-inspired resort-style outdoor spaces, the stately mansion is sited on nearly three acres of land in a picturesque lakefront setting. Designed by the award-winning Brenner Architecture Group, LLC and built in 2017, the ultra-luxurious compound is a breathtaking showcase that has garnered international media attention the world over due to its Zen-driven design originality, amenities, and impeccable craftsmanship from the inside out. It features approximately 18,206 square feet of living space (plus nearly 9,000 square feet of outdoor entertainment/living space) with 7 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Other notable features include a two-story great room with floor-to-ceiling window wall, an eat-in Downsview gourmet kitchen with double islands, an expansive game room with wet bar on one end and a media center on the other, stadium-style home theater with barrel vault ceiling, garage parking for up to 14 cars, and a 170,000-gallon free form swimming pool with grotto. The Sundara Estate is currently listed for $27,500,000.

See you in about 12 months for 2023's Top-10 list.