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Architectural Digest | 20 of the Largest Homes for Sale in America

With homes upward of 57,000 square feet, you might struggle explaining to guests how to find their bedrooms

 

Just behind Russia and Canada, the United States is the third largest country in the world in terms of land mass. So it makes sense that some of the biggest homes in the world reside in America. But it’s not just the sheer size that makes these massive homes so majestic. It’s the exterior design, breathtaking scenery, and beautifully styled interiors that turn these mansions into something truly remarkable. From a $250 million, 38,000-square-foot home in Los Angeles to a Georgian Colonial Manor in New Jersey that’s surrounded by acres of trees, AD rounds up 20 of the largest homes in America for sale right now. Indeed, with these homes, amassing the money to buy them might be just as hard as finding your way through the grand interiors.

Location: Los Angeles, CaliforniaBuilt: 1988Price: $200,000,000Bed/Baths: 14 bedrooms, 27 full bathroomsInterior Sq. Footage: 56,500

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Location: Los Angeles, California
Built: 1988
Price: $200,000,000
Bed/Baths: 14 bedrooms, 27 full bathrooms
Interior Sq. Footage: 56,500

Location: Montecito, CaliforniaBuilt: 1931Price: $85,000,000Bed/Baths: 12 bedrooms, 10 full and 3 partial bathroomsInterior Sq. Footage: 29,483Lot Size: 237 acres

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Location: Montecito, California
Built: 1931
Price: $85,000,000
Bed/Baths: 12 bedrooms, 10 full and 3 partial bathrooms
Interior Sq. Footage: 29,483
Lot Size: 237 acres

Location: Alton, New HampshireBuilt: 2004Price: $19,800,000Bed/Baths: 12 bedrooms, 26 full bathroomsInterior Sq. Footage: 63,029Lot Size: 16.56 acres

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Location: Alton, New Hampshire
Built: 2004
Price: $19,800,000
Bed/Baths: 12 bedrooms, 26 full bathrooms
Interior Sq. Footage: 63,029
Lot Size: 16.56 acres
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10 Most Popular Properties of 2016

Posted on January 26, 2017

Millions of people visited homes all around the world on sothebysrealty.com in 2016. Back by popular demand, we present the 10 most viewed properties from last year.

Number 10 – New York

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$75,000,000 USD | Wainscott, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Built in 2000 and published in Architectural Digest, the house was designed by architect Francis Fleetwood with interior architecture by Brian O’Keefe and interior design by Marjorie Shushan. Built with steel frame construction, the house features a double-height entry hall, 200-year-old antique flooring and wide water views from almost every room. The property features five principal bedroom suites plus three additional bedrooms in a self-contained guest wing.

Number 9 – Switzerland

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Price Upon Request | Geneva, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

The unique property is remarkable for its absolute tranquility, unobstructed view of the Alps and the peak of Mont Blanc, and an exceptional impression of spaciousness. The eight-hectare plot includes a number of leisure areas such as a private nine-hole golf course, a pool with pool house, a tennis court, a bowling court, a playground area in the woods with chalet, a vegetable patch and access to large wooded areas.

Number 8 – Florida

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$95,000,000 USD | Key Largo, Florida | Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty

Pumpkin Key is an extraordinary private island totaling 26 acres in the tropics of Card Sound Bay located in the Florida Keys. Just 10 minutes by helicopter to Miami’s famous South Beach, the island currently features one main home with three bedrooms, two caretaker’s cottages, and a dock master’s apartment.

Number 7 – California

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$125,000,000 USD | Montecito, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

The magnificent Rancho San Carlos is an approximately 237-acre estate property that, for nearly 100 years, has been under the ownership of one family. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property of unprecedented grand scale, exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance. The sprawling hilltop Monterey Colonial manor was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931.

Number 6 – New Jersey

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$48,880,000 USD | Alpine, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

This gated estate is approximately 30,000 square-feet built of solid granite and steel infrastructure, with 12 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, indoor basketball court, movie theatre, 4000 bottle wine cellar, fitness center, three exquisite bars for entertaining, elevator, extraordinary details and ultimate privacy.

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Number 5 – New York

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$50,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

This home is a five-story red brick and limestone mansion that stands as a superb example of Neo Georgian revival architecture in America. Prominently positioned on the very lovely and quiet, tree-lined block of 69th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, the residence has the good fortune of being situated amidst a number of architecturally noteworthy neighboring houses. Erected in 1881 by Charles Buek & Co. and then purchased in 1900 by Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, the house was redesigned in 1929 for Edwin C. Jameson, a prominent insurance executive, and then finally acquired by the English-Speaking Union in 1956.

Number 4 – Cayman Islands

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$39,950,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Without doubt Castillo Caribe is one of the finest beachfront estate homes in the world offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean. Although the Cayman Islands enjoy year-round sunshine and a temperate climate, this benefit is eclipsed in most people’s eyes by the Islands’ offshore status. The Cayman Islands are well known as a financial center on the world’s stage and provide the highest quality of lifestyle available in a tax neutral environment, making it very appealing to people of high net worth to seek residency here.

Number 3 – France

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Price Upon Request | Cannes, France | Côte d’Azur  Sotheby’s International Realty

Belonging to a collection of exclusive and legendary properties on the French Riviera, the ‘Castle of la Croix des Gardes’ is at once the largest estate in the area, and unequivocally the most outstanding.’La Croix des Gardes’ is positioned just a few minutes from the port of Cannes and the ‘Palais des Festivals’, and proudly stands overlooking the historic region that resonates with the glorious 19th century heritage of the French Riviera.

Number 2 – Turks & Caicos

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$25,000,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks & Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

Turtle Tail Estate is a dynamic, spectacular compound to completely fall in love with and is without peer on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. The newly completed estate combines the personalization of a custom home with the amenities of an ultra-luxury resort, elevated on a magnificent private over four-acre peninsula all its own.

Number 1 – New York

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$70,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

This spectacular 14-room duplex apartment is situated high atop the prestigious Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue. Featuring a meticulous triple mint renovation and boasting extraordinary 360 degree views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, this elegant trophy residence is absolute perfection.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Presents “Houseguest” with Kevin Red Star

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As one of the most acclaimed artists of our time, Kevin Red Star, is a Native American Painter of American Indian Culture. Born and raised on the Crow Indian Nation in Lodge Grass, Montana, Kevin Red Star’s family, heritage and abundance of visual experience serve as his palette. In the first episode of Sotheby’s International Realty® | Houseguest, Kevin Red Star visits a stunning home in Weehawken, New Jersey with almost touchable views of the New York City skyline. Watch how Kevin Red Star is inspired by his new and very different surroundings to create his latest masterpiece.

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Significant Sales | Volume 10, 2015

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NEW & NOTABLE LUXURY PROPERTIES FOR SALE | DECEMBER 2015

Beginning with a prestigious gated estate in New Jersey to a sprawling mountain manor in Switzerland, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features homes in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

New Jersey

$27,800,000 USD | Alpine, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

New Jersey – Located in the prestigious and private gated Estates at Alpine, this magnificent estate home, among the most preeminent and elegant of its kind, is located on almost 13 acres. Only minutes from Manhattan, the estate includes a 13,000 square-foot English Manor-style residence, a carriage house, English gardens, aviary and a private stocked pond. Renovated twenty-five years ago, this home, with its classic Palladian influences, now affords the extraordinary opportunity to make it your own.

St. Barth

Price Upon Request | St. Barthelemy | St. Barth Sotheby’s International Realty

St. Barthelemy – Gouverneur Views is the combination of three villas; Villa Mirage is a three bedroom home with an oversized infinity pool and expansive pool deck, Villa Boudoir is one bedroom with an open-air kitchenette and a bar located on the pool terrace and Villa Reflet de la Mer is a gorgeous two bedroom villa that offers a contemporary take on traditional West Indies design and a breathtaking view of Gouverneur Beach. The pool is the focal point of the outdoor living space and the villas are just a short drive to pristine Gouverneur Beach and close to Gustavia’s shops and restaurants.

Beijing

¥350,000,000 CNY | Beijing, China | Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty

Beijing – The Powerful Mountain project is a quintessential masterpiece developed by R & F Properties Group. The mansion is a detached single house, a truly astonishing unrivaled estate in its scope and architectural form. The property is located within the second ring, the most lively area in Beijing. Inspired by the Baroque Era and imprinted with its signature sophistication, refinement and luxury, this home is surrounded by a Baroque garden and is completed by a indoor swimming pool, wine cellar and home theater.

Israel

₪ 160,000,000 ILS | Tel Aviv, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Tel Aviv – Located at the top of one of Tel Aviv’s best residential properties is The Penthouse, an over 16,000 square-foot residence surrounded by sea and skyline views. This masterful and magnificent redevelopment is set within the 19th-century buildings that once housed Jaffa’s French Hospital. Mindful of its heritage as one of Tel Aviv’s iconic historic landmarks, the project seamlessly blends the W Hotels’ signature amenities with architectural features from the original building. Designed by world-renowned architect John Pawson in collaboration with local architect Ramy Gill, the duo tastefully transformed the 2,000-year-old historic foundations uncovered during the construction into inviting public spaces. All of the residences are located in the newly constructed wing adjacent to the main hotel building with a private entrance and easy access to the diverse, high-quality services and amenities at the W Tel Aviv.

Switzerland

Price Upon Request | Geneva, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

Geneva – This manor estate is surrounded by eight hectares of beautiful grounds. The property is remarkable for its absolute tranquility, unobstructed view of the Alps and the peak of Mont Blanc, and exceptional spaciousness. The property includes a number of leisure areas such as a private nine-hole golf course, a pool with pool house, a tennis court, a bowling court and a playground area in the woods with chalet. The house offers almost 1,000 square meters of habitable floor area and a basement.

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Sotheby’s Significant Sales 2015, Volume 7

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New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale | July 2015

Beginning with the majestic Stone Mansion in New Jersey to an iconic estate in Brazil, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale features homes in some of the world’s most sought after destinations.

NJ$48,880,000 USD | Alpine, New Jersey | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

New Jersey – This gated estate sprawls over approximately 30,000 square feet. Built of solid granite and steel, the Stone Mansion boasts twelve bedrooms, nineteen bathrooms, indoor basketball court, movie theatre, 4000-bottle wine cellar, fitness center and three exquisite bars for entertaining. There is a ballroom, formal dining room, great room, library, den, master suite including 2 spa bathrooms with dressing suites and the estate has a fully equipped staff apartment and separate pool house.

London£25,000,000 GBP | London, England | London Sotheby’s International Realty

London – This striking home is both inviting and elegant. With an enduring brickwork exterior and large windows looking out over the garden, this private residence offers sophisticated living in close proximity to the city. Seven bedrooms and bathrooms, conservatory bar and two rooftop terraces are among the vast amenities offered.

HongKong$280,000,000 HKD | Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

Hong Kong – Offering views of the surrounding greenery and the harbor, this home showcases its abundance of outdoor space including an 8,000 square-foot private garden and swimming pool. The immaculately appointed interior features high ceilings and boasts bright floor-to-ceiling windows.

BrazilR$ 80.000.000 BRL | Sao Palo, Brazil | Bossa Nova Sotheby’s International Realty

Brazil – This iconic mansion features a Social area with several lounges, dining room for eighteen people, great library and a winter garden. The meticulously manicured outdoor area showcases the spacious garden, swimming pool and fitness areas.

FrancePrice Upon Request | Cannes, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France Showcasing exquisite panoramic and sea views, this Belle Epoque mansion is located in the heights of Cannes. The villa’s lush gardens, indoor pool, electrically-operated glazed roof and oversized Winter Garden with lounge are just a taste of the elegant amenities offered.

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