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The 10 most expensive homes for sale in the U.S. right now

July 23, 2016 10:00AM
By Business Insider

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A $100 million mansion on Long Island

It’s no secret that real estate isn’t cheap anywhere these days, but these palatial homes give expensive a whole new definition. 

With listing prices well over what most people make in a lifetime, the most expensive homes currently on the U.S. market feature perks like full spas, enormous movie theaters, custom marble staircases, design details fit for royalty, and enough bedrooms and bathrooms to get lost in.

With the help of real-estate-listing site Point2Homes, we’ve put together a list that exposes some of the most exquisite mega-mansions, penthouses, condos, and compounds around the country.

With all that these residences offer, there’s no need to ever leave the house. And when you’ve paid this much, why would you want to?

10. An asking price at this level can only stand for something extraordinary, and that’s exactly the word for this 312-acre oceanfront property on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Price: $100 million

The stately main house gives way to more unique attractions: A massive expanse of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean, a 35-acre pond, miles of walking and equestrian trails, and plenty of room for more to be built.

9. Like something straight out of “The Great Gatsby,” this magnificent estate in Great Neck, Long Island boasts 13 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, health complexes, game rooms, a bowling alley, and a casino.

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Price: $100 million

Private gardens lead to a pier for a private yacht, and the iconic New York City skyline is visible from the extensive waterfront. The estate was previously owned by Tamir Sapir, a Russian émigré who made his fortune in New York real estate. He died in 2014.

8. Sycamore Valley Ranch in Los Olivos, California, is the ultimate ranch retreat, situated on almost 2,700 acres of hills and gardens.

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Price: $100 million

Besides the 12,000-square-foot main residence, three separate guest homes, several barns, and corrals and shelters for farm animals make the property perfect for animal and nature lovers.

7. Not only is this 20-room corner duplex exquisitely furnished and decorated, but it’s also famous for being the largest existing original apartment on Fifth Avenue.

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Price: $120 million

Built in 1931, it retains numerous details from the period, including multiple fireplaces and antique leather walls in the library. Gorgeous views of Central Park are also a selling point.

6. Rancho San Carlos in California has been owned by the same family for over 100 years, and it’s easy to see why. Sitting on 237 acres, the 30-room main residence spans almost 30,000 square feet on two natural terraces, and features unique design details that correspond to the house’s rich history.

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Price: $125 million

Additional perks include 10 guest cottages, extensive equestrian facilities, and sprawling orchards.

5. One of Beverly Hills’ trophy estates, this 18,000-square-foot residence used to belong to comedian and philanthropist Danny Thomas.

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Price: $135 million

Beyond sweeping views from downtown to the canyons and back, the real allure of the home lies in its interior details: Gold-leaf moldings, hand-woven carpets, and European refinements make it unlike any other.

4. Briar Patch, another stately residence on 11 acres that border Georgica Pond in the Hamptons, is a traditional home that offers the best of waterfront living with the charm of vast expanses of woodlands.

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Price: $140 million

The 10,000-square-foot main house is on the National Register of Historic Places, and features unique interior details like handmade wallpaper. It’s suited to accommodate any number of guests, from a big event for hundreds of people, to a cozy dinner for four.

3. Situated on 25 acres of precious Beverly Hills property, Palazzo di Amore leaves out nothing in its incredible design and endless amenities. The 53,000-square-foot main home includes 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, and space for thousands of guests in a multitude of entertaining rooms.

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Price: $149 million

Created by famous developer Mohamed Hadid (father of models Gigi and Bella), the property’s highlights include wine-producing vineyards, waterfalls, parking for 150 cars, gardens, tennis courts, views from the city to the ocean, security measures, and much more.

2. Located in the ritzy Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, the home was built on speculation on the same lot where Barbara Streisand’s “Mon Rêve” estate once stood. The new structure covers a whopping 38,000 square feet and has 10 bedrooms and 20 full baths.

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Price: $150 million

Additional amenities include private hiking trails and a movie-theater complex with its own guest valet entrance.

1. The most expensive home currently on the American market is a tropical compound on the prestigious barrier island of Manalapan, just south of Palm Beach in Florida. Boasting a whopping 62,873 square feet of living space, the estate includes 33 bedrooms and 47 bathrooms — enough for a small army of guests.

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Price: $195 million

Permanent residents and guests alike can enjoy every imaginable indoor and outdoor amenity, as well as thousands of feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.

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