While PropertyShark has a tradition of writing about the most expensive homes for sale by state, we have never before done a nationwide list that includes all fifty states and D.C. For the first time ever, we analyzed active listings from the entire U.S. in order to identify each state’s most expensive home for sale right now.
The most luxurious of high-end properties, these homes range between $3.5 million and a whopping $500 million and offer everything from chef’s kitchens and infinity pools to historic ruins and big-game hunting. Private ballrooms, collector’s garages, elaborate gardens, equestrian facilities and even an in-home nightclub complete with VIP lounge are also showcased. Signed by starchitects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Paul McClean, and featuring everything from gold leaf and imported Italian marble, to state-of-the-art tech and resort-grade amenities, these homes beckon to the richest of the rich.
There are feats of modern engineering like Nevada’s Crystal Pointe with its two glass funiculars and grand homes of days past, like Connecticut’s $120 million Great Island. Buyers with deep pockets can also buy iconic pieces of the American West like Colorado’s 7,000-acre West Creek Ranch, or exotic retreats like Hawaii’s $70 million wonderland of ocean, mountains and lush gardens. And then there’s California’s $500 million The One, a 105,000-square-foot ode to ultra-luxurious living, that also ranks as the #1 most expensive home for sale in the U.S. right now.
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10. ILLINOIS: $50,000,000
Located on Chicago’s famed North Shore, just outside the RANCH Triangle, this stately home offers 25,000 square feet of luxurious living. Built in 2010, the lushly landscaped grounds take up more than eight city blocks with mature trees, formal gardens, a reflective pool and an antique pavilion. Entertaining areas abound both indoors and outdoors and include a grand formal foyer, formal living and dining rooms, an oversized terrace with al fresco dining and lounge areas. Large-scale events and intimate family dinners are serviced by the built-in gourmet kitchen and full wet bar.
9. VIRGINIA: $62,950,000
Considering that its guesthouse was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it should come as no surprise that The Falls is the most expensive home to ever be listed in the D.C area. Built for James V. Kimsey, the late co-founder of AOL, the 3.2-acre estate is the only property along the Potomac with a direct view of Great Falls. The main residence totals more than 48,000 square feet complete with a 3D in-home theater, elevator, gourmet and catering kitchens, and a bevy of fireplaces. There’s also a mahogany library with expansive views of the Potomac River and a wet bar, and interiors signed by star designer Thomas Pheasant.
The master suite is in a league of its own with the oversized walk-in closet, study, private service kitchen, gym, two full baths, jacuzzi, dry sauna and massage room. Outdoor amenities include an infinity pool and hot tub with expansive river and nature views, a large terrace, regulation-size tennis court complete with pavilion and ample gardens. The luxurious estate also boasts a 30-car underground garage, carriage house and staff residences.
8. MASSACHUSETTS: $69,000,0000
Less than 8 miles from downtown Boston and less than 2 miles from Boston College, Woodland Manor is a 14-acre wonderland of landscaped gardens, mature trees, rolling lawns and water features. Nestled between Brookline Country Club and Putterham Meadows Country Club, the 26,000 square-foot residence enjoys stunning vistas and tranquility, perfect for both large scale entertaining and quiet family life.
The 8-bed, 7-bath mansion comes with generous entertaining areas, including a sizeable deck that overlooks the green surroundings, perfect for outdoor events. Among its many luxurious features are the gourmet kitchen, multi-story grand foyer, fireplaces, 4-car garage, 1/3-mile driveway and circular motor court.
7. HAWAII: $70,000,000
Basking in views of the ocean, skies, volcanic mountains and the historic Kilauea Lighthouse, this 15-acre estate is the ultimate exotic retreat. The 6-bed estate features two guest pavilions, a 2-bed caretaker’s home and a 10,000-square-foot main residence complete with 8,000+ square feet of outdoor living space. Expansive lanais and decks offer ample lounging and entertaining space serviced by a gourmet kitchen and full bar.
You can enjoy Hawaii’s balmy weather beside the 1,600-square-foot infinity pool and hot tub, stroll down to one of the best beaches in the world, stretched out just below the bluff, or tee off in Princeville. The estate includes a working farm complete with coconut and citrus trees, providing a rich supply for the oversized gourmet kitchen. There is also an in-home theater, full-service fitness center and walk-in closet.
6. NEVADA: $75,000,000
Up for sale for the first time ever, this 5-acre estate on Lake Tahoe’s shores takes maximum advantage of its enviable location. Dubbed Crystal Pointe, the 8-bedroom estate boasts 525 feet of private water frontage, two glass funiculars for unparalleled views, a hot tub overlooking the water and mountain vistas, a 32-foot seasonal boat barge, a terraced beach, and a fabulous beach house built in 2016.
The grounds border Forest Service lands, ensuring complete privacy, while waterfalls, ponds, landscaped gardens, terraces and decks create ample space to enjoy Lake Tahoe in luxury. Totaling more than 16,000 square feet of living space, Crystal Pointe is the ultimate entertainer’s home, featuring 13 fireplaces, a 10-seat in-home theater, 1,600-bottle wine cellar, two elevators and an attached guest house. The property also boasts a 4-car oversized garage with spacious caretaker’s residence atop.
5. CONNECTICUT: $120,000,000
On the market for the first time in more than 100 years, this 63-acre island retreat is the ultimate equestrian estate. Known as Great Island, the estate showcases more than one mile of private Long Island Sound water frontage complete with dramatic rocky coastline, sandy beaches, a deep-water dock capable of accommodating a 100-foot yacht, a bath house and a rustic beach house.
Mature trees dot the winding driveway that leads to the main residence, a 19th century farmhouse with 9 bedrooms, a ballroom, statement fireplaces and stunning views of the water. Visitors can unwind in luxurious privacy in the guest house or seaside cottage. The compound showcases world class equestrian facilities that include an 18-stall granite stable, indoor and outdoor dressage and Grand Prix arenas, polo grounds and fenced-in pastures.
4. COLORADO: $149,000.0000
At almost 7,000 acres, West Creek Ranch is in a category of its own. An authentic piece of the American West, the estate is home to bears, bison, mountain lions and, also features equestrian facilities. Close to world-class resorts and a private airport, the 14-bed mansion also boasts its own helipad and grass airstrip, as well as a host of luxurious amenities, including a private astronomical observatory, art studio, guest house, as well as a cabin.
The main residence itself offers 22,000 square feet of living space that includes a two-story stone library, in-home theater, fitness center, chef’s kitchen, oversized study, game lounge, pool and spa. There’s an elevator, as well as a 5-car garage, water fountains, large formal entertaining areas and staff residences. The estate also showcases the ruins of the historic Driggs Mansion and real dinosaur footprints, as well as ample fishing and hunting opportunities.
3. FLORIDA: $159,000,000
Offering nearly 30,000 square feet of ultra-luxurious interior living space – complete with 22-karat gold leafing – Playa Vista Isle is set to be sold at auction in Mid-November. Completed in 2018, the 11-bed compound offers 4.4 acres of prime Florida Gold Coast real estate, right between Miami and Palm Beach. Moreover, the sprawling estate also boasts two deep-water docks capable of accommodating 220-foot yachts.
With more than 500 feet of private beachfront, Playa Vista Isle enjoys both ocean and intracoastal waters. High-priced amenities include a bowling alley, a billiards room, an in-home theater, a wine cellar and a wet bar course. There’s also a library, outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, outdoor kitchen, elevator, an oversized garage, staff and guest quarters, not to mention the landscaped gardens and ample entertaining space.
2. NEW YORK: $175,000,000
Although New York features dozens of luxury neighborhoods, it should come as no surprise that the Empire State’s prizewinner is located in the Hamptons, which are in a league of their own. Known as Jule Pond, this 42+ acre oceanfront estate in the Town of Southhampton was once part of the Ford family’s sprawling Fordune compound.
Jule Pond boasts the longest ocean frontage in the Hamptons, at 1,300 feet. Resort-grade amenities include a 60-foot pool, spa, tennis and basketball courts, and an outdoor kitchen. The extensive grounds feature exquisite landscaping, including a potager for the chef and a Zen meditation garden. The trophy estate showcases the Fords’ original greenhouse, a 3-bedroom carriage house and a 6-car garage. But of course, it’s all about the 20,000-square-foot main residence, with its 12 bedrooms, the imported octagonal reception room, 48-foot living room, a game lounge, imposing library, and a 560-square-foot kitchen.
1. CALIFORNIA: $500,000,000
Dubbed The One, this 105,000-square-foot mega-mansion atop Bel Air is, by a wide margin, the most expensive home for sale nationwide. Created by celebrity real estate developer Nile Niami, the fortress rising above Bel Air took six years to complete and is unlikely to be rivaled in size by any new projects, considering L.A.’s updated building regulations.
Built for billionaires, the glass and marble creation boasts 20 bedrooms, four swimming pools, an in-home theater, four-lane bowling alley, a private nightclub complete with VIP room, 30-car garage, actual moats and even jellyfish aquariums as ceilings. Designed by Paul McClean, The One is twice the size of the White House and features 360-degree views, unrivaled by any private residence in the L.A. area.
In order to determine which was the most expensive homes for sale in each state and D.C., we looked at all residential properties listed for sale, taking into account condo, co-op, and single- and two-family homes. All package deals were excluded.
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