Which One will Break the Record for The U.S’ Priciest Home?


If you’ve been following our real estate trends and forecasts you may recall our blog about the Priciest Home on the Market, which at the time was William Randolph Hearst’s LA Estate. In the blog we also highlighted four other properties being offered for more than $100 million.

Today all of the properties we highlighted in the blog entry with the addition of one more, are all in the running to break the record for the country’s most expensive House on the market.

Now the interesting part is to see which one will sell (if any!) and at what price.

Here is a recap of the properties:

-Hearst Estate, still on top of the list, this 6.25-acre compound includes three pools and cascading ponds, two tennis courts, a fountain, and three additional houses. The main house is a Mediterranean-style mansion, built in 1927, includes a living room with 22-foot ceilings, a two-story wood-panelled library and an Art Deco-style disco.
Listed with Stephen Shapiro from Westside Estate Agency; asking price $165 million.

-Hala Ranch in Aspen Co. owned by the national-security adviser for Saudi Arabia, Prince Bandar bin Sultan. This Chalet-style-Mansion is about 56,000-square-foot with 15-bedroom and sits on 95 acres. The property boasts trout-filled fishing ponds, a stable for eight horses, a spa, a beauty salon, non-chlorinated indoor pool, and the house comes with all its furniture. Listed with Joshua Saslove from Joshua & Co., an affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, for $135 million.

-Fleur de Lys in LA is a 41,000-square-foot limestone chateau sitting on more than five acres in Holmby Hills. The house, built in 2000, designed after a particular 17th-century French chateau, Fleur de Lys showcases 22-karat gold-leaf moldings, a ballroom, a pool pavilion and a three-quarter-mile jogging path. Listed with Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Previews International and Robert Kass of Windermere Real Estate for $125 million.

-Maison de L’amitié, Trump’s Palm Beach estate that we’ve all heard of. It’s considered one of the largest oceanfront property in Palm Beach. This seven-acre compound holds a 33,000-square-foot French Regency-style main house with seven bedrooms, eight full baths, an onyx-floored circular ballroom and a “wine bistro.” The property allows parking for 36 cars, a 100-foot swimming pool and two guest houses. Listed with Cristina Condon of Sotheby’s International Realty, for $125 million.

– Tranquility in Zephyr Cove, Nev. This one-of-a-kind property is a 210-acres property overlooking Lake Tahoe and situated on pristine national forest land. The 38,000-square-foot main house includes nine bedrooms, a great hall with 30-foot-tall windows, and a dining room with 300-year-old French plank flooring. The property also includes a cigar lounge and a private lake. Listed with Shari Chase of Chase International for $100 million.

Via Real Estate Journal