Posted on 5 Aug
It seems that everyday, homes of the rich and famous make headlines for their lavish amenities, far-reaching views and sprawling acreage—yet the most extraordinary estates are the ones offering lifestyle in addition to square footage. What are the 10 most exceptional properties for sale in the U.S. at this very moment? From lakeside in Minnesota to Beverly Hills, from Martha's Vineyard to The Ritz-Carlton in New York, these ten properties highlight the ultimate luxury lifestyle in some of the country's most coveted zip codes.
1. Michael Jordan's Chicago Estate 2700 High Point Lane, Highland Park, IL - $14,855,000
A private gated entrance emblazoned with Jordan’s signature number 23 is the first thing you encounter when arriving at the former NBA star’s personal Chicago estate. Purchasing this 56,000 sq. ft. property, which touts every conceivable luxury available including a basketball court, is like owning a piece of sports history—the perfect place to share his legacy for generations to come.
2. Palazzo Di Amore 9505 Lania Lane, Beverly Hills, CA - $195,000,000
Harnessing the lush beauty of the Mediterranean, along with all the cosmopolitan grandeur and convenience of a Beverly Hills address, Palazzo Di Amore is a real estate jewel. Outstanding amenities throughout the property’s 25 acres include a state-of-the-art theater, discotheque, bowling alley, wine cellar and wine producing vineyard, pool, spa, formal gardens, a tennis court and spectacular city to ocean vistas.
3. Ritz-Carlton New York Penthouse Trio 10 W. Street, Battery Park, NY - $118,500,000
Never before has New York City seen a steeper price tag—$118.5 million to be exact, which surpasses the previous record of $114 million for a townhouse on the Upper East Side. Once combined, the three units on the top two floors at the The Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park, will create 15,434 sq.ft. of interior living space with an additional 2,193 sq. ft. of terrace space, making the asking price work out to about $7,600 per sq. ft.
4. Chilmark House Martha’s Vineyard 8 Snail Road, Martha's Vineyard, MA - $22,500,000
Having acquired the expertise of a notable builder, architect and landscape designer, this unbelievable home situated on a woodsy 9.5 acre hillside was in good hands from the very beginning. Luxurious bells and whistles throughout include a chef's kitchen, marble baths, custom casework, multiple fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, heated infinity pool, half-basketball court, a screened porch, terraces and a two-bedroom guest cottage. Additionally, the property comes with “three private Atlantic Ocean beach lots accessed by boat across Chilmark Pond from your private dock".
5. Neverland Ranch 5225 Figueora Mountain Road, Los Olivos, CA - $100,000,000
Now dubbed Sycamore Valley Ranch, this 2,700-acre spread previously owned by the late pop superstar Michael Jackson retains the original floral clock, railroad tracks and train station.
6. The Pillsbury Estate 1400 Bracketts Point Road, Orono, MN - $24,000,000
“Good things come to those who wait”—is what this historic mansion would say if given the chance. On the market now for eight years, the historic 32,000-square-foot estate, referred to as "Southways", is situated on 13 acres on Lake Minnetonka, boasting seven bedrooms, 13 baths, tea house and a European wine cellar.
7. Nixon’s Western White House San Clemente, CA - $75,000,000
For Gavin Herbert, the retired founder and CEO of Allergan—a pharmaceutical company worth nearly $70 billion—it was a lifelong love of gardening that led to his ownership of one of Southern California’s most storied and valuable coastal properties: President Richard Nixon’s so-called Western White House. Touting 5.5 acres and 450 feet of ocean frontage, the previous owner of La Casa Pacifica is looking for a buyer who will continue to care for the home and surrounding land.
8. Maison Du Soleil 10250 W. Sunset Boulevard, Holmby Hills, CA - $85,000,000
Originally designed by early architect-to-the-stars Paul Williams, this traditional-style mansion has served as the home to fashion designer Max Azria and boasts 30,000 sq. ft. of artfully updated interiors, including a whopping 60 rooms.
9. Homer’s Pond Estate on Martha’s Vineyard West Tisbury, MA - $92,000,000
This award-winning, 5,600 sq. ft. home overlooking Little Homer’s Pond is Martha's Vineyard real estate at its loveliest—and most private. With five wood-burning fireplaces, expansive decks, and a charming one-bedroom beach house steps from the beach, it's the perfect venue for relaxation during any season.
10. Waterfront Estate in Palm Beach 1744 S. Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL - $99,000,000
This newly-built, waterfront estate located in sunny Palm Beach, Florida blends a Mediterranean style with contemporary living spaces. Features found throughout the 23,512 sq. ft, of indoor/outdoor areas include a grand staircase leading to a 2-story great room, gourmet kitchen, home theater, swimming pool, tennis court and boat dock.
This list of the 10 Most Noteworthy was prepared by Kofi Natei Nartey, Director of The Agency's Sports & Entertainment Division, established to meet the unique real estate needs of professional athletes and entertainment personalities.