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The 25 most expensive homes for sale in the U.S. right now

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Real estate in 2016 was bananas, and 2017 looks to be more of the same. Early in the year, we saw a new most expensive listing in the country: a bonkers $250M spec house in Bel Air, Los Angeles with a "curated lifestyle" built in (think a luxury car gallery, paid-for house staff, and much, much more.) But alas, its title would be stripped well before the end of summer, by the simply flabbergasting $350M listing for the Chartwell Estate in Bel Air.

In this latest iteration of our list of the 25 priciest houses for sale, over-the-top L.A. mansions continue to reign supreme, along with a number of classic Hamptons estates and spectacular ranches. The properties here all have to be on the open market with a public price tag, and come with a main building of some sort.

For those interested in the most expensive listings in specific cities and regions, here they are:

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1. The Chartwell Estate

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Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA

$350M

On the market for the first time in 30 years, the 10-acre Chartwell Estate in LA’s Bel Air is owned by late TV exec Jerry Perenchio, who passed away in May. The main house, with a limestone facade made famous on The Beverly Hillbillies, was designed by architect Sumner Spauling and shows off grand 18th-century French Neoclassical style over 25,000 square feet. Interior highlights include a ballroom, formal salon, and paneled dining room.

A large blue mansion surrounded by trees, green lawns, and gardens.

2. Bel Air Spec House

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924 Bel Air Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

$250M

Masterminded by luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, this 38,000-square-foot megamansion is the most expensive home ever listed in the country. Inside its outer shell of glass, pools, turf, and white walls, you'll find endless amenities, including a huge glass candy wall, James Bond-themed home theater, four-lane bowling alley, and more.

A large mansion with multiple levels and terraces. There is a pool on one of the terraces. The mansion is surrounded by palm trees and grass.

3. The Manor in Holmby Hills

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The Manor, 594 S Mapleton Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90024

$200M

Originally built in 1988 for late TV producer Aaron Spelling and his wife, Candy, this 56,500-square-foot (!) French chateau-style mansion went through a modern update in 2011. It offers 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, and all in all 123 rooms for anything you can imagine (Mrs. Spelling famously used one for her doll collection.)

A large white estate house which is surrounded by trees and grass. There is a swimming pool in the center portion of the estate and a tennis court in the back of the estate.

4. Owlwood in Holmby Hills

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141 N Carolwood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90077

$180M

Designed by architect Robert D. Farquhar and once home to Sonny and Cher, this 10-acre estate was just sold in September for $90 million, the second largest ever sale in L.A. County history. It’s now, inexplicably, back for double the price with nothing changed. The main 12,000-square-foot Italian villa offers many a marble fireplace, crystal chandelier, and 24-carat gold bath fixtures. The property also comes with a pool, tennis court, and an additional lot for development.

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5. Great Island

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Great Island
Darien, CT 06820

$175M

This 63-acre waterfront property offers a secluded escape just an hour away from Manhattan. It includes a stone main house with Guastavino tile ceilings and amazing water views.

An island surrounded by a body of water. The island has a large house with a red roof on it. There are trees and grass surrounding the house.

6. Manalapan Megamansion

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2000 S Ocean Blvd
Lantana, FL 33462

$165M

This 16-acre estate, which has been quietly on the market since April 2015 is the epitome of opulence. With 33 bedrooms and 47 bathrooms, you can entertain your entire extended family and then some. The estate features 1,200 feet of private ocean front, a botanic garden with 1,500 species of tropical trees and plants, a sports complex, a treehouse, and so much more. The main mansion was built in 1940s and was once the home of Gloria Guinness, a twentieth century style icon and one of Truman Capote's “Swans.” The property was originally listed for $195,000,000.

A large white mansion with columns. There are trees and tall grass in the foreground.

7. 1080 Meadow Lane

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1080 Meadow Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

$150M

Sitting on over 14 oceanfront acres, this three-lot property is currently the most expensive listing in the Hamptons. What’s on offer? A 12,000-square-foot main residence with indoor pool, a tennis court, pool and spa, two golf greens, and three private walkways to the beach.

An aerial view of a beach adjacent to water. Next to the beach is a large sprawling mansion.

8. West Creek Ranch

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$149M

Another spectacular ranch enters our round up. The roughly 7,000-acre property includes not only a huge main residence with a two-level circular stone library and helipad, but also jaw-dropping views of Precambrian rock cliffs. Also on site are a bear and mountain lion habitat, and “real dinosaur footprints,” per the listing.

In the foreground is a path with a fence on both sides. In the distance is a large ranch house and mountains.

9. La Dune

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366 Gin Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

$145M

Built in 1900, the iconic “La Dune” offers classic Hamptons appeal (Shingle siding! Tennis court! Ocean breeze!) across a main residence and separate guest residence. The entire interior clocks in at 22,000 square feet, with 22 bedrooms, and 21 full bathrooms.

A large mansion surrounded by grass and water.

10. Briar Patch

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90 Briar Patch Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

$140M

The Hamptons' priciest listing is this 11.2-acre waterfront estate, which has been on the market since November 2014 with no price cuts. The 10,000-square-foot Georgian Revival main house has six bedrooms, and features handmade wallpaper, four fireplaces, and numerous French doors. The property also includes a 3,500-square-foot, four-bedroom guesthouse, tennis court, pool, hot tub, plus a private pond, woodlands, and lawns.

A large mansion surrounded by trees and grass.

11. Palazzo di Amore

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9505 Lania Ln
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$129M

Rule over Los Angeles from this extravagant 25-acre property, complete with a 35,000-square-foot main residence, swimming pool, reflecting pool, manicured gardens, waterfall, and space for 150 cars.

In the foreground is a large in-ground swimming pool with grass on both sides. In the distance is a mansion and hills.

12. Il Palmetto

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$115M

Hitting the market in late summer, this blockbuster Palm Beach listing hit features a '30s Italian Renaissance mansion clocking in at over 60,000 square feet. The sprawling home, which belongs to billionaire Netscape co-founder Jim Clark, is designed as a series of pavilions and offers 10 bedrooms, two elevators, a 50-foot living room, and a dining room with an elaborately carved ceiling. It recently got price-chopped from $137,000,000.

A large sprawling mansion surrounded by grass and trees. In the distance is a body of water.

13. Las Varas Ranch

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10045 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117

$108M

On the market for the first time in 50 years, this 240-acre ranch near Santa Barbara has fabulous canyon and ocean views, including two miles of private beachfront. You can't see it in this photo, but the property includes an existing 3,500-square-foot main residence, plus a cottage, guest house, barn, and various outbuildings dating back to 1880.

A large ranch estate. There is a large green lawn in the foreground. Behind the estate are many trees.

14. 10979 Chalon Road

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10979 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

$100M

Another L.A. entry and it’s a new construction. It’s also huge: The master suite alone is 5,600 square feet, and there are a dozen bedroom suites and 23 baths overall across the 31,000-square-foot home. Other amenities include 40,000 square feet of covered patios, five bars, a two-lane bowling alley, and putting green.

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15. Pumpkin Key

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$95M

The only private island on this list, the 26-acre retreat in the Florida Keys originally asked $110M when it was listed in 2014. The property, now $15M cheaper, comes with a 5,000-square-foot home, tennis courts, several cottages, a 20-slip marina, and plenty of lots available for new development.

A private island in the Florida Keys. There is a large house on the island surrounded by trees.

16. Brookline Estate

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150 Woodland Rd
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

$90M

Located five miles southwest of downtown Boston, this 14-acre retreat offers an easy, but total escape from the city. The sylvan estate is currently owned by former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and features a grand limestone residence spreading 8 bedrooms and 12 baths over a whopping 26,623 square feet. All this is surrounded by a country club and golf course.

A large estate surrounded by trees. There is a long path in the foreground leading to a courtyard with a fountain in front of the estate.

17. Holmby Hills Villa

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10250 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

$88M

Designed in 1930 by Californian architect Paul Williams, this three-acre property is located within Los Angeles’s prestigious Platinum Triangle. The 30,000 square-foot compound contains 17 bedrooms, 22 baths, and five distinct gardens, and of course a 6,000 square-foot private theater. It's owned by fashion designer Max Azria, who first listed it in 2015 for $85 million. It returned, inexplicably, in March for $88 million.

In the foreground is a swimming pool. In the distance is a large white house with a lawn in front of it.

18. Cher's Former Beverly Hills Mansion

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2727 Benedict Canyon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$85M

Built in 1980, this Beverly Crest mansion has a celeb-studded history. It was once owned by Cher, who sold it to Eddie Murphy. The listing calls it an "incomparable equestrian dream"—across the property’s 16 acres, there are miles of horse trails leading to five deluxe stables and two horse rings. There's a 20,000-square-foot main residence and Moroccan-style guest house. What's truly rich is that its in the midst of a renovation, and "a new owner would need to build out the kitchens, bathrooms and finishes."

In the foreground is a tennis court. In the distance is a large mansion.

19. Rancho San Carlos

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2500 E Valley Rd
Montecito, CA 93108

$85M

Discounted from $125 million, the 237-acre Santa Barbara County estate comes with a 30,000-square-foot main house designed by Reginald Johnson in 1931. There are also ten additional residential cottages, equestrian facilities, and acres upon acres of citrus and avocado orchards.

The exterior of Rancho San Carlos. There are trees and a courtyard in the foreground. The ranch estate facade is white with a brown roof.
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20. Bel Air Chateau

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630 Nimes Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

$85M

Another French chateau-style residence in LA! This one, spanning 35,000 square feet, includes a grand ballroom, 5,000-bottle wine cellar, loggia and terraces, and grounds with fountains.

In the foreground is a fountain. in the background is the Bel Air Chateau, a large mansion. It is evening and the lights inside the mansion are illuminated.

21. Del Dios Ranch

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$85M

Coming in at 210 acres, Del Dios Ranch includes a hilltop main house made of redwood, glass, marble, and concrete. There's also a 40-acre Valencia orange grove, plus a lake, tennis court, and equestrian facilities.

In the foreground are acres of orange groves. In the distance is the Del Dios Ranch.

22. The Atelier, 45th Floor

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635 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

$85M

The entire 45th floor—that's all nine apartment units—of the sleek Atelier condo tower in NYC's Midtown West neighborhood is for sale...and it's been that way since 2013. Making no concessions on the price three years later, the developers are now throwing in some wild, extra perks, including a $1M yacht with docking fees for five years, two Rolls Royce Phantoms, a year of courtside season tickets to the Brooklyn Nets, and a Hamptons summer rental mansion for a year as well. O...kay.

The interior of the Atelier in New York City. There is a table, couch, chairs, kitchen island, and floor to ceiling windows. There is a chandelier hanging over the table.

23. Upper East Side Beaux-Arts Mansion

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8 E 62nd St
New York, NY 10065

$84.5M

This glittering 1903 Beaux Arts mansion half a block away from Central Park currently belongs to bigwig NYC developer Keith Rubenstein, who just put it on the market in February. The 15,000-square-foot limestone townhouse flaunts fancy touches like red Hermès leather wall coverings, a temperature-controlled vault for furs, a refrigerator for makeup, and marquetry floors inspired by the floors of the Pavlovski Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The interior of the Upper East Side Beaux-Arts Mansion. There are chairs, a couch, an area rug, and a desk. There are multiple works of art hanging on the wall. There is a chandelier hanging from the ceiling.

24. 432 Park Ave

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432 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022

$82M

Designed by starchitect Rafael Viñoly, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building in the Western hemisphere. New to the market last month, this 95th-floor penthouse offers six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 8,255 square feet of living space. Although the building is known to sway on windy days, how can one say no to 10’ x 10’ windows which provide sweeping views of the metropolitan region? If sold, this would be the second pricest sale in the supertall.

25. 901 N Alpine Dr

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901 N Alpine Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$80M

LA’s selection of expensive French Chateau estates continues. This 28,000-square-foot mansion offers 11 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, 11 fireplaces, and an elevator. Outside, you’ll find lawns, gardens, and a motorcourt fit for 40 cars.

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1. The Chartwell Estate

Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA
A large blue mansion surrounded by trees, green lawns, and gardens.

$350M

On the market for the first time in 30 years, the 10-acre Chartwell Estate in LA’s Bel Air is owned by late TV exec Jerry Perenchio, who passed away in May. The main house, with a limestone facade made famous on The Beverly Hillbillies, was designed by architect Sumner Spauling and shows off grand 18th-century French Neoclassical style over 25,000 square feet. Interior highlights include a ballroom, formal salon, and paneled dining room.

Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA

2. Bel Air Spec House

924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077
A large mansion with multiple levels and terraces. There is a pool on one of the terraces. The mansion is surrounded by palm trees and grass.

$250M

Masterminded by luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, this 38,000-square-foot megamansion is the most expensive home ever listed in the country. Inside its outer shell of glass, pools, turf, and white walls, you'll find endless amenities, including a huge glass candy wall, James Bond-themed home theater, four-lane bowling alley, and more.

924 Bel Air Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

3. The Manor in Holmby Hills

The Manor, 594 S Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90024
A large white estate house which is surrounded by trees and grass. There is a swimming pool in the center portion of the estate and a tennis court in the back of the estate.

$200M

Originally built in 1988 for late TV producer Aaron Spelling and his wife, Candy, this 56,500-square-foot (!) French chateau-style mansion went through a modern update in 2011. It offers 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, and all in all 123 rooms for anything you can imagine (Mrs. Spelling famously used one for her doll collection.)

The Manor, 594 S Mapleton Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90024

4. Owlwood in Holmby Hills

141 N Carolwood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077
A gated entryway leading to a large mansion.

$180M

Designed by architect Robert D. Farquhar and once home to Sonny and Cher, this 10-acre estate was just sold in September for $90 million, the second largest ever sale in L.A. County history. It’s now, inexplicably, back for double the price with nothing changed. The main 12,000-square-foot Italian villa offers many a marble fireplace, crystal chandelier, and 24-carat gold bath fixtures. The property also comes with a pool, tennis court, and an additional lot for development.

141 N Carolwood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90077

5. Great Island

Great Island, Darien, CT 06820
An island surrounded by a body of water. The island has a large house with a red roof on it. There are trees and grass surrounding the house.

$175M

This 63-acre waterfront property offers a secluded escape just an hour away from Manhattan. It includes a stone main house with Guastavino tile ceilings and amazing water views.

Great Island
Darien, CT 06820

6. Manalapan Megamansion

2000 S Ocean Blvd, Lantana, FL 33462
A large white mansion with columns. There are trees and tall grass in the foreground.

$165M

This 16-acre estate, which has been quietly on the market since April 2015 is the epitome of opulence. With 33 bedrooms and 47 bathrooms, you can entertain your entire extended family and then some. The estate features 1,200 feet of private ocean front, a botanic garden with 1,500 species of tropical trees and plants, a sports complex, a treehouse, and so much more. The main mansion was built in 1940s and was once the home of Gloria Guinness, a twentieth century style icon and one of Truman Capote's “Swans.” The property was originally listed for $195,000,000.

2000 S Ocean Blvd
Lantana, FL 33462

7. 1080 Meadow Lane

1080 Meadow Ln, Southampton, NY 11968
An aerial view of a beach adjacent to water. Next to the beach is a large sprawling mansion.

$150M

Sitting on over 14 oceanfront acres, this three-lot property is currently the most expensive listing in the Hamptons. What’s on offer? A 12,000-square-foot main residence with indoor pool, a tennis court, pool and spa, two golf greens, and three private walkways to the beach.

1080 Meadow Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

8. West Creek Ranch

Gateway, CO 81522
In the foreground is a path with a fence on both sides. In the distance is a large ranch house and mountains.

$149M

Another spectacular ranch enters our round up. The roughly 7,000-acre property includes not only a huge main residence with a two-level circular stone library and helipad, but also jaw-dropping views of Precambrian rock cliffs. Also on site are a bear and mountain lion habitat, and “real dinosaur footprints,” per the listing.

9. La Dune

366 Gin Ln, Southampton, NY 11968
A large mansion surrounded by grass and water.

$145M

Built in 1900, the iconic “La Dune” offers classic Hamptons appeal (Shingle siding! Tennis court! Ocean breeze!) across a main residence and separate guest residence. The entire interior clocks in at 22,000 square feet, with 22 bedrooms, and 21 full bathrooms.

366 Gin Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

10. Briar Patch

90 Briar Patch Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937
A large mansion surrounded by trees and grass.

$140M

The Hamptons' priciest listing is this 11.2-acre waterfront estate, which has been on the market since November 2014 with no price cuts. The 10,000-square-foot Georgian Revival main house has six bedrooms, and features handmade wallpaper, four fireplaces, and numerous French doors. The property also includes a 3,500-square-foot, four-bedroom guesthouse, tennis court, pool, hot tub, plus a private pond, woodlands, and lawns.

90 Briar Patch Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

11. Palazzo di Amore

9505 Lania Ln, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
In the foreground is a large in-ground swimming pool with grass on both sides. In the distance is a mansion and hills.

$129M

Rule over Los Angeles from this extravagant 25-acre property, complete with a 35,000-square-foot main residence, swimming pool, reflecting pool, manicured gardens, waterfall, and space for 150 cars.

9505 Lania Ln
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

12. Il Palmetto

Palm Beach, FL
A large sprawling mansion surrounded by grass and trees. In the distance is a body of water.

$115M

Hitting the market in late summer, this blockbuster Palm Beach listing hit features a '30s Italian Renaissance mansion clocking in at over 60,000 square feet. The sprawling home, which belongs to billionaire Netscape co-founder Jim Clark, is designed as a series of pavilions and offers 10 bedrooms, two elevators, a 50-foot living room, and a dining room with an elaborately carved ceiling. It recently got price-chopped from $137,000,000.

13. Las Varas Ranch

10045 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
A large ranch estate. There is a large green lawn in the foreground. Behind the estate are many trees.

$108M

On the market for the first time in 50 years, this 240-acre ranch near Santa Barbara has fabulous canyon and ocean views, including two miles of private beachfront. You can't see it in this photo, but the property includes an existing 3,500-square-foot main residence, plus a cottage, guest house, barn, and various outbuildings dating back to 1880.

10045 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117

14. 10979 Chalon Road

10979 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077
An outdoor lounge area adjacent to a mansion. There are couches, tables, bar stools, and a bar.

$100M

Another L.A. entry and it’s a new construction. It’s also huge: The master suite alone is 5,600 square feet, and there are a dozen bedroom suites and 23 baths overall across the 31,000-square-foot home. Other amenities include 40,000 square feet of covered patios, five bars, a two-lane bowling alley, and putting green.

10979 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

15. Pumpkin Key

Key Largo, FL 33037
A private island in the Florida Keys. There is a large house on the island surrounded by trees.

$95M

The only private island on this list, the 26-acre retreat in the Florida Keys originally asked $110M when it was listed in 2014. The property, now $15M cheaper, comes with a 5,000-square-foot home, tennis courts, several cottages, a 20-slip marina, and plenty of lots available for new development.

16. Brookline Estate

150 Woodland Rd, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
A large estate surrounded by trees. There is a long path in the foreground leading to a courtyard with a fountain in front of the estate.

$90M

Located five miles southwest of downtown Boston, this 14-acre retreat offers an easy, but total escape from the city. The sylvan estate is currently owned by former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and features a grand limestone residence spreading 8 bedrooms and 12 baths over a whopping 26,623 square feet. All this is surrounded by a country club and golf course.

150 Woodland Rd
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

17. Holmby Hills Villa

10250 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90077
In the foreground is a swimming pool. In the distance is a large white house with a lawn in front of it.

$88M

Designed in 1930 by Californian architect Paul Williams, this three-acre property is located within Los Angeles’s prestigious Platinum Triangle. The 30,000 square-foot compound contains 17 bedrooms, 22 baths, and five distinct gardens, and of course a 6,000 square-foot private theater. It's owned by fashion designer Max Azria, who first listed it in 2015 for $85 million. It returned, inexplicably, in March for $88 million.

10250 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

18. Cher's Former Beverly Hills Mansion

2727 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
In the foreground is a tennis court. In the distance is a large mansion.

$85M

Built in 1980, this Beverly Crest mansion has a celeb-studded history. It was once owned by Cher, who sold it to Eddie Murphy. The listing calls it an "incomparable equestrian dream"—across the property’s 16 acres, there are miles of horse trails leading to five deluxe stables and two horse rings. There's a 20,000-square-foot main residence and Moroccan-style guest house. What's truly rich is that its in the midst of a renovation, and "a new owner would need to build out the kitchens, bathrooms and finishes."

2727 Benedict Canyon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

19. Rancho San Carlos

2500 E Valley Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
The exterior of Rancho San Carlos. There are trees and a courtyard in the foreground. The ranch estate facade is white with a brown roof.
rancho san carlos

$85M

Discounted from $125 million, the 237-acre Santa Barbara County estate comes with a 30,000-square-foot main house designed by Reginald Johnson in 1931. There are also ten additional residential cottages, equestrian facilities, and acres upon acres of citrus and avocado orchards.

2500 E Valley Rd
Montecito, CA 93108

20. Bel Air Chateau

630 Nimes Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077
In the foreground is a fountain. in the background is the Bel Air Chateau, a large mansion. It is evening and the lights inside the mansion are illuminated.

$85M

Another French chateau-style residence in LA! This one, spanning 35,000 square feet, includes a grand ballroom, 5,000-bottle wine cellar, loggia and terraces, and grounds with fountains.

630 Nimes Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

21. Del Dios Ranch

Rancho Santa Fe, CA
In the foreground are acres of orange groves. In the distance is the Del Dios Ranch.

$85M

Coming in at 210 acres, Del Dios Ranch includes a hilltop main house made of redwood, glass, marble, and concrete. There's also a 40-acre Valencia orange grove, plus a lake, tennis court, and equestrian facilities.

22. The Atelier, 45th Floor

635 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
The interior of the Atelier in New York City. There is a table, couch, chairs, kitchen island, and floor to ceiling windows. There is a chandelier hanging over the table.