Despite the trying economic times, 2011 has been a stand out year for extravagant private island estates—some of them thrust to market thanks to the bankruptcy of their owners. Topping our list of favorites is the outrageously expensive Italian archipelago known as the La Galli Islands. Lying just off the Amalfi Coast, the $268M estate was built by choreographer Leonide Massine in 1924, later modified by the great Le Corbusier, and hosted stars like Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Sofia Loren, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Click through the gallery for more. While we can't promise such a star-studded history, we can guarantee slightly lower prices.
· Curbed Awards 2011 [Curbed National]