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Nation's Fifth Priciest Home Awaits Deep-Pocketed Buyer

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In February, real estate tycoon Donald G. Abbey listed two of his mega-mansions nearly simultaneously: an epic Med-style estate in Bradbury, Calif.—that one's got a temperature-controlled trout pond—and this here, a massive stone mansion known as Whispering Rock. Amazingly, Abbey's twin piles came roaring to market for $78.8M, and $78M, respectively, making them the fourth and fifth most expensive homes in the country, respectively, behind the newly listed Versace mansion, Fleur de Lys in Beverly Hills, and Manhattan's $90M Woolworth Mansion.
But being last in this crowd is kind of like being the ugliest girl to walk a Victoria's Secret runway, and Whispering Rock has plenty of comely, if not ridiculously over-the-top-lavish, features. The behemoth on Flathead Lake, next to Glacier National Park, is sided in Indiana limestone, detailed with African mahogany and Italian marble, and set on a 24-acre private island. There's also a great room with 45-foot ceilings and heated porticos surrounding the home. $78M is an eye-popping sum to be sure, but it seems like a deal next to what Abbey once wanted: $105M.

· This is a Real Estate Tycoon's Other $80M Megamansion [Curbed National]
· Count Your Millions: Five Most Expensive Homes in the Country [Realtor.com]
· Shelter Island, Flathead Lake, Mt. [Zillow]