The Most Expensive Estates in the Priciest Zip Codes Are Up for Grabs
The Most Expensive Estates in the Priciest Zip Codes Are Up for Grabs
Fashion and real estate tend to follow a similar playbook when it comes to monetary value. Just as nearly every prestigious fashion house features one recurring iconic piece in each collection—Chanel’s tweed jacket, Gucci’s horse-bit leather loafers, and Hermès’ colorful printed silk scarves, to name a few—each desirable zip code boasts one estate that’s more renowned than its neighbors. And these standout pieces and homes tend to bear a high price tag.
Though there are stop-and-stare-worthy villas, mansions, and penthouses scattered throughout the country, the priciest ones tend to reside in the most alluring zip codes—the most famous of which is, of course, Beverly Hills’s 10-square-mile 90210. The hot spots whose prices soar as high as $90 million are hardly tucked away in the Hamptons, coastal California cities, and Florida islands, so take a peek before their deeds are done—and by done, we mean signed.
Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty1/7Southampton, New YorkSituated on 10 lush acres, a circa 1910 18,000-square-foot mansion in Southampton is utterly secluded—in the best way. Nestled within walls of trees, the crisp white stucco main home, which boasts eight principal bedrooms, eight full baths, and three half-baths, is the pièce de résistance of the estate. The complementing structures include two pavilions with full kitchens and a carriage house featuring a greenhouse and an equipment house. The estate’s other luxe amenities include outdoor and indoor pools, a spa, grass tennis court, paddle court, and an enormous fountain with a simple, pared-down design.Price: $75 millionBeds/baths: 12 bedrooms, 12 full baths, 3 half bathsSquare footage: 18,000 square feet.
Alfred Yson for Sotheby’s International Realty2/7Malibu, CaliforniaLike any Malibu mansion, this massive beachfront spot prioritizes a highly symmetrical facade—especially when it comes to the entrance, which features a multicar courtyard and a palm tree forest–like landscape worthy of an Amazonian jungle. The bold two-story foyer keeps the drama going courtesy of a chandelier dripping with 18-foot-long strands of glimmering crystals, centered in a winding stairway.On more than two and a half acres against the edge of the Pacific, the ultra-modern, nearly all-glass home makes a legitimate argument for floor-to-ceiling windows.Price: $115 millionBeds/baths: 12 bedrooms, 14 full bathsSquare footage: 10,646 square feet.
Hayes Davidson3/7New York, NYIndoor-outdoor living isn’t typical of most New York City homes, but this Midtown West penthouse is one of few exceptions. The four-bedroom triplex with soaring ceilings sits at the base of Central Park and overlooks nearly the entire city. And the views are even more impressive from the 1,367-square-foot loggia. The covered terrace may be private, but the amenities available to building residents, including a porte-cochère, 82-foot-long two-lane swimming pool, private cabanas, sauna and spa treatment spaces, double-height fitness center with a mezzanine terrace, a private dining room, chef’s catering kitchen, residents’ lounge with expansive terrace, meeting rooms, 24-hour attended entrances, and dedicated concierge service, are just as luxurious.Of course, the penthouse’s specific offerings are on par with those of the building—especially in the master suite that’s complete with a welcoming sitting room, wet bar, two dressing halls, and an expansive walk-in closet. City life is pretty nice from 72 stories up.Price: $66 millionBeds/baths: 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 1 half bathSquare footage: 7,130 square feet.
Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty4/7
If a property sits on more than 400 acres, it deserves its own name, and this Edwards, Colorado, estate is no exception. On 439 mountainous acres, Casteel Creek Retreat resides on the far side of a $1 million bridge that connects the ski chalet’s entrance to the drive. The entrance, an architectural marvel, offers a contemporary riff on midcentury-modern design with an emphasis on organic materials and clean, sharp lines. Within the main house, eight en suites, elevators, movie theater, swimming pool, hot tub, exercise facility, and spa fill the various rooms.
The real gems of the estate, however, are the outbuildings, which include a caretaker’s home, two standalone Wild West–themed guest suites, and three furnished guest houses. There’s even an ice cream parlor and quite an accurate replica of the historic Leadville, Colorado, Silver Dollar Saloon.
Price: $78 million
Beds/baths: 8 bedrooms, 16 full baths
Square footage: 32,000 square feet
Jackson, WyomingThis four-bedroom oasis in Jackson, Wyoming, may be a private home, but plenty of creatures, including elk, deer, moose, bald eagle, and the occasional bear, roam the 278-acre property within Bar B Bar Ranch. The home, constructed of Montana moss rock and cedar siding, may not be quaint at nearly 8,000 square feet, but the interiors are as warm as they are welcoming with hand-planed white oak floors, wood-burning fireplaces, and walls of windows. Plus, there’s a 3,618-square-foot guest home perched just outside the main house’s private gate on a 37-acre parcel.Price: $69.5 millionBeds/baths: 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 4 half bathsSquare footage: 7,984 square feetFor more information, please click here.
Hoachlander Davis for Sotheby’s International Realty6/7Alexandria, VirginiaSet on 16.5 acres of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate, River View, a grand neoclassical-style manor, was rebuilt to accommodate a more contemporary lifestyle than the 18th-century one the first president enjoyed. In fact, ecological sustainability is paramount in the reimagined home by way of geothermal heating systems and an extensive well water management program. Other modern additions to the historic home include a gym surrounded by radius windows overlooking the Potomac; a spa area complete with an indoor resistance pool, hot tub, steam room, and sauna; a game room outfitted with a full bar, pool table, and two flat-screen televisions; and a screening room with space for 15.Beyond the main house, which is secluded behind 400 feet of water frontage, there’s a three-bedroom, 2,600-square-foot guest house, a reconstituted carriage house with room for four cars (and a studio apartment upstairs), a dock on the Potomac River, and stunningly accurate reproductions of traditional English colonial boxwood and rose gardens.Price: $60 millionBeds/baths: 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 6 half bathsSquare footage: 16,000 square feet.
Palm Beach, Florida
In the heart of Palm Beach island’s coveted Estate Section, a thin strip of oceanfront land known for its diverse collection of historic mansions, a Spanish Revival–style villa celebrates maximalism and grandeur in a big way. For starters, the living spaces on both the first and second floors (both of which boast 14-foot-high ceilings) are centered on a sweeping courtyard framed by an arched walkway. However, the master suite on the upper floor offers the best view: the crystal-clear swimming pool centered in a plot of perfectly manicured gardens. The whole pool area is surrounded by a wall sporting cantilevered ivy.
Price: $39.5 million
Beds/baths: 7 bedrooms, 9 full baths, 5 half baths