$15,000,000, Miami Beach, FL, 3 bed, 5 bath, 6,975 sq ft, listed by Douglas Elliman
Entertaining would have to happen here. The open floor plan and super (I’m going to bring that word back) view mandate it. And I do love the bold artwork; almost all faces.
$15,380,000, Atherton, CA, 7 bed, 8 bath, 11,919 sq ft, listed by Pacific Peninsula Group
So many “fancy” multi-million dollar homes are lavishly decorated with swags of heavy fabric and layers of dark wood. This is a refreshing and light Silicon Valley mansion that sparked some DIY ideas. For example check out the gold banded artwork in the dining room. Painted stripes, bands of gold metallic tape – done! And that dark piece in the office could be a canvas with a faux leather treatment. I think you can pick up a kit at the hardware store. I know I can’t afford this house – but it can still inspire.
$3,750,000 Cumberland, ME, 4 bed, 6 bath, 6,295 sq ft, 4.5 acres listed by Town and Shore
So gracious. This is the perfect house for sophisticated grown-up that vacation by the shore and host clam bakes. Owning a sit down mower would also be a good idea. Check out the lighting and range in the kitchen.
$15,00,000 West Hollywood, CA, 7 bed, 7 bath, 10,000 sq ft, 5.9 acres listed by The Agency
Check out the “walk on water” entryway. The living room features a fully retractable wall that blurs the lines between indoors and out. The glass wine cellar, sleek bar and polished concrete floor scream bachelor pad.
$16,750,000 Saratoga, CA, 6 bed, 11 bath, 12,505 sq ft, 7.88 acres listed by Alain Pinel Realtors – Saratoga
As a kid, I spent a lot of time in Saratoga, CA at my grandparent’s house. It was tiny and charming, just like Saratoga. We never would have thought that a 12,000 sq ft home for nearly $17 million dollars would share the same zip code. It features amenities like a theatre, wine cellar, library and pool – things that I’m used to sharing with total strangers. But these ones are a lot nicer…
$14,900,000 Tampa, FL, 10 bed, 13 bath, 28,893 sq ft, 5.9 acres listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate – South Tampa
With the Republican Convention ramping up in Tampa I thought it would be fun to check out the most expensive listing in the neighborhood. It’s extraordinary, and while it’s not the White House, it is modeled after a 17th century English royal palace.
The estate has five spacious acres of impeccably landscaped grounds, sculpted hedging and perfectly positioned topiary, expansive swimming pool, luxurious spa and pool house and classic Jacobean limestone (marble) exterior. Countless open and covered terraces cover 15,500 square feet of the estate.
Interior features are endless: grand double marble staircase, formal ballroom, stunning wood paneled library, 14 fireplaces, an elevator and a wine cellar. Exquisite details include hand-crafted molding and millwork, vaulted ceilings and carved mantels along with Brazilian walnut flooring, custom-designed marble and stone floors throughout. A private basketball court is on the premises and roomy staff quarters are attached to the main residence.
The nearby exclusive Avila Golf and Country Club is widely regarded for its state-of-the-art golf practice facilities and tennis pavilion, 18-hole championship golf course, year-round social events and grand celebrations.
Certainly fancy enough for a president.