10 Most Expensive Homes in America

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We wanted to share with you a little bit of the high life in the U.S real estate market. Every now and then Bizzee real estate likes to view some extremes in luxury just to see how the other half lives. For all of our readers who can already identify with this style of living…Then it’s great to see what is available on the market for you to buy. Either case just enjoy the show and if you find something you want to buy don’t hesitate to invite me over for your house warming or your first cookout.

America’s Most Expensive New Homes On The Market In 2015

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The Ziff family compound in Manalapan, Fla., isn’t listed for sale on any web site. But the 16-acre property, which boasts a 62,200-square-foot main home, is most decidedly on the market, and with a price tag of $195 million—the highest of any home to hit the market in 2015.

“Gemini,” as the property is known, lies on a barrier island, with 1,200 feet of Atlantic Ocean waterfront and 1,300 feet of frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition to the main home, Gemini boasts a seven-bedroom house, two four-bedroom cottages, staff housing with four apartments, and manager offices. The main home has a living room that is literally a tunnel—a below-ground passageway beneath South Ocean Boulevard—with skylights at each end of the living room for light.

The mansion was originally built for Gerard Barnes Lambert, Sr., father of Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon. Later, it became the Florida home of Gloria Guinness, a socialite and intimate of Truman Capote. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were visitors; when their beloved pug passed away several Palm Beach dinner parties were cancelled so the would-be party-goers could pay their respects to the dog, contemporary accounts in local society pages report. Carmen D’Angelo, of Premier Estate Properties, an affiliate of Christie’sInternational Real Estate, has the listing.

With its $195 million price tag, Gemini is by far the costliest home to come to market in 2015. But plenty of homes have hit the market with price tags of $50 million or higher so far this year: in the first five months, some 20 properties in California, New York, and Florida. Here, Forbes tallies America’s New Most Expensive Homes For Sale. Note that this list focuses exclusively on properties that have hit the market–or in some cases relisted with a new price–this year.

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33. $50 Million Upper East Side Garage

Even an Upper East Side garage is being presented as a possible mega-townhome. Designed by Charles F. Hoppe in 1907, the five-story building at 177-179 East 73rd Street was originally used as a carriage house.

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32. Howard Marks’ $50 Million Ritz-Carlton Penthouse

Howard Marks relisted his Ritz-Carlton Penthouse, at 50 Central Park South on the 33rd floor in May.

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31. $51.35 Million For Two Woolworth Tower Apartments

Together, the apartments would comprise about 11,450 square feet and occupy the entire 29th floor.

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30. $51.35 Million For Two Woolworth Tower Apartments

The two 29th-floor units are newly constructed, have private terraces, and can also be purchased separately, for $28.75 million for the four-bedroom and $22.6 million for the three-bedroom.

For more on the list click Forbes

Let’s Count Down the Top 5 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the U.S

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5. $75 Million La Casa Pacifica, Richard Nixon’s Western White House 

President Richard Nixon’s former home in San Clemente “La Casa Pacifica,” at 4100 Calle Isabella, hit the market in April with a price tag of $75 million. Often referred to as Nixon’s Western White House, this was where Nixon hosted guests from Leonid Brezhnev to Henry Kissinger, and where the President wrote his memoir after the Watergate scandal.

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4. Carlos Slim’s $80 Million Upper East Side Penthouse 

Perhaps the most extravagant new townhome on the market in Manhattan is the 22,000-square-foot Beaux Arts townhome owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. The telecom tycoon listed his Upper East Side property for $80 million in May.

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3. Foyer, Max Azria’s $85 Million Masion Du Soleil 

Designed by architect Paul Revere Williams in the 1930s, the home has 17 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms. The Azrias bought the home in 2006 and completely renovated it, says Jaime Cuevas, who shares the listing with Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose of The Agency.

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2. Max Azria’s $85 million Maison Du Soleil 

In March, fashion designer Max Azria and his wife Lubov put their roughly 30,000-square-foot Holmby Hills mansion, “Maison Du Soleil,” on the market for $85 million.

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1. Gemini, The $195 Million Ziff Family Compound 

The Ziff family compound on a barrier island off Manalpan, Fla., isn’t listed for sale on any web site. But the 16-acre property, which boasts a 62,200-square-foot main home, is most decidedly on the market, with a price tag of $195 million—the highest of any home to hit the market in 2015. Shown here: an old advertisement.

July 1, 2015 |

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