The online antiques site 1stDibs is hardly known for its low prices. Nope, it's populated by big ticket items like a 1890s French breakfront vitrine asking $1.25M or a circa 1850 globe listed for $375K. If that's how much the furniture costs, it's easy to imagine the pricey real estate that's now trading on the site's new Fine Homes section. Here's a hint, the selection is limited to some of the country's most expensive neighborhoods—and only in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, and New York. Open the front page of the section and you'll find ten featured properties, the cheapest of which is an $11M Malibu beach house. Think you've got the jist? Now check out five houses from the place where the 1% are supposed to go shopping for them. First up is this brick Norman-style mansion in Southampton, N.Y. Listed for $35M, the 8.4-acre estate features six bedrooms, eight baths, a pool house, frontage on Lake Agawam, and, it seems, a distinct need for some new furnishings. How convenient.
? Those that summer in Southampton often spend the winter in Palm Beach, Fla. The epicenter of New York society moves south to escape the cold, and into over-the-top mansions like this $22.5M Maurice Fatio-designed stone number. The 22,000-square-foot sprawler sits on the beach and enjoys panoramic water views while packing in ten bedrooms and 11 baths.
? We can't say we were surprised to see an offering from America's most expensive ZIP code in the 1stDibs lineup. This Alpine, N.J. estate sits oh-so-close to NYC, but boasts a 14-acre estate setting and a capacious 13,000-square-foot main house. Formerly the country home of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, who built the massive house on Fifth Avenue that would become the Frick Collection, this American palace is listed for $28M.
? The West Coast hasn't been left out of the lineup, not by a long shot. This San Francisco, Calif. mansion was once the headquarters of Wells Fargo Bank, but now it would take the proceeds of several bank robberies to afford this $20M renovated mansion. Highlights include a winged staircase, bold detailing, and a mix of new conveniences and old-school style. Check out that moody, Gothic dining room.
? At $5M, this Laguna Beach, Calif. four-bedroom is, sorry to say, one of the cheapest available through 1stDibs. That said, this is still one beauty of a house, with casual whitewashed interiors, a quiet location on a cul-de-sac, and communal pool, private white sand beach, six tennis courts, and three beach volleyball courts. Oh, and let's not forget, this house was once owned by the Oracle of Omaha himself, Warren Buffet.
· Important Vitrine/Breakfront by Francois Linke [1stDibs]
· A Large-Scale Globe Showing the Addition of Texas [1stDibs]
· Normandy House [1stDibs]
· 920 South Ocean Boulevard [1stDibs]
· Henry Clay Frick Estate [1stDibs]
· Hellman-Heller Mansion [1stDibs]
· 35 Emerald Bay [1stDibs]