To compile our list of America’s Most Expensive Homes For Sale we scoured listings on Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow and Streeteasy. We also contacted high-end real estate agencies across the country. In the process, we identified 26 available homes listed at $75 million or more, including six featured here that came to market since the beginning of 2016. Will they sell before the year ends? Only time will tell.
301 N Carolwood Drive| Los Angeles, CA| $150M: The priciest new construction of 2016 hit the market in April. It is a contemporary on the site of Barbara Streisand’s old Mon Rêve estate. (The most expensive existing home was The Playboy Mansion, which was listed for $200M in January and sold for about half that in June.) The home is new but its location is storied, Carolwood has been home to Walt Disney, Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger.
(Courtesy: Brown Harris Stevens)
834 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY| $120M: Two floors of this pre-war building (NYC for buildings raised before WWII) came for sale in April for the first time in 30 years. The 12,000 square-foot apartment has 12.5-foot ceilings, original moldings and views of Central Park. If this old world abode achieves asking it will be the most expensive ever sold in NYC. The current record is $100.5M for the penthouse at One57, a high-rise opened in 2014.
(Courtesy: John Aaroe Group)
2727 Benedict Canyon Drive | Beverly Hills, CA | $85M: This 32,000 square-foot compound hit the market in June. The property features 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms in two large homes. However, the main draw here may be the great outdoors. Spread across sixteen acres are miles of riding trails, five deluxe stables and two horse rings. For the none-equestrian there is a tennis court, complete with a covered lounge for viewing a match on a hot day.
(Admon Dallo. Courtesy: Christie’s International Real Estate)
Del Dios Ranch | Rancho Santa Fe, CA | $85M: When this 210-acre estate first hit the market in February for $92 million it was San Diego’s priciest listing ever. The price was dropped in July. The property includes a four-bedroom main house and a one-bedroom guest house, as well as ample land for development. The current structures were built in the 1970s from California redwood, glass and marble. Huge windows flood the space with sunlight.
(Evan Joseph Images)
8 East 62nd Street | New York, NY | $84.5M: Built in 1903, this 15,00 square foot limestone mansion is just steps from Central Park and many of the city’s most storied institutions. Recently restored, the home now combines Gilded age grandeur with modern comforts including a full outdoor kitchen, an indoor plunge pool and three-room master closet. It was listed in February.
Thimble Islands | Branford, CT | $78M: These eight islands in the Long Island Sound were collected over 20 years by the current owner. The listing hit in June and includes eight residences, as well as multiple guest houses and outbuildings. The main home is a 10-bedroom manor on 8-acre Rogers Island. Rogers is also home to a pool complex, a tennis court, a Nicklaus-designed golf hole,and a commercial-sized greenhouse.