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  • Rent or Buy the Nation's Most Expensive Mansion

    Rent or Buy the Nation's Most Expensive Mansion
    The 12-bedroom, 23 bathroom palace called the <a href="" target="external">Palazzo di Amore</a> in Beverly Hills, California, is for sale by Coldwell Banker. It is the most expensive home listed in the country, at $195 million.&nbsp; And now it's available to rent at $475,000 a month, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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  • A view of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's 27-story house in Mumbai, Oct. 15, 2010. The building, named Antilla, after the mythical Atlantic island, is said to feature three helipads, nine lifts, a cinema, a gym, a crystal-bedecked ballroom, several &quot;safe&quot; rooms, a garden level and 168 parking spaces. Forbes values the home at around $1 billion.
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  • Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace
    Buckingham Palace is London's largest private residence. The $1.55 billion royal residence of British kings and queens is called the most expensive house in the world, according to
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  • $85 Million 'Extreme' LA Home For Sale

    $85 Million 'Extreme' LA Home For Sale
    <p> This eight-bed, 15-bathroom Beverly Hills home is <a href=" " target="_blank">on sale</a> for $85 million. The home has been called L.A.'s &quot;Most extreme home,&quot; by the Los Angeles Times. &quot;The cavernous space exudes a testosterone-fueled Hollywood vibe with James Bond, James Dean and Muhammad Ali motifs bolstered by such accessories as a $200,000 sculpture of a giant blue hand grenade, a replica of Dean's motorcycle and car collection display space,&quot; the L.A. Times wrote.&nbsp;</p>
  • 'Dracula's Castle' For Sale

    'Dracula's Castle' For Sale
    Bran Castle, famous as "Dracula's Castle," stands among Transylvanian mountains, March 10, 2013 in Bran, Romania. It is reportedly available for £47 million or about $80 million. A tourist attraction, some believe it is the inspiration for Irish author Bram Stoker’s description of Dracula’s castle in his book. Mark Meyer of Herzfeld and Rubin, a New York law firm handling the sale, told The Daily Mail: “If someone comes in with a reasonable offer, we will look at who they are, what they are proposing, and will seriously entertain the idea.”
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  • Activist Investor Buys Most Expensive Single-Family Home Ever Sold

    Activist Investor Buys Most Expensive Single-Family Home Ever Sold
    Barry Rosenstein, activist investor and hedge fund manager of Jana Partners, reportedly paid $147 million for an East Hampton estate in New York, the most expensive single-family home sale ever, according to the New York Post. It's a beachfront 18-acre estate with a pond.
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  • Versailles Townhouse

    Versailles Townhouse
    A six-story, <a href="">seven-bedroom townhouse in New York City</a> that is 'Versailles'-like is listed for $114 million. In the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the 20,000-sq. ft. home is owned by Frank and Teresa Viola. He owns the NHL's Florida Panthers and is a Wall Street investor and she is president of Maida Vale Designs. It was first listed in Dec. 2013 and has multiple fireplaces, a two-story home theater, indoor swimming pool and 2,000 sq. ft. roof deck.
  • Tokyo Flat Once Listed for $22 Million

    Tokyo Flat Once Listed for $22 Million
    This one-bedroom luxury apartment, in Tokyo, was sold by Sotheby's Japan and is located in the Minamiazabu district, one of Japan's most highly regarded areas.
  • Pierre Hotel Penthouse

    Pierre Hotel Penthouse
    The Pierre Hotel penthouse on Fifth Avenue has officially been listed for <a href="" target="external">$125 million</a>. It occupies the 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors of the hotel and has 16 rooms, 6 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces and 4 terraces. Stock market analyst Martin Zweig, who died in February at the age of 70, was the previous owner. Zweig bought the home for $21.5 million in 1999.
  • Ferrari Comes With Listed Home

    Ferrari Comes With Listed Home
    This red 2013 Ferrari will go to the lucky buyer of a $2.4 million home in Scottsdale, Ariz. The fully-gated, 7,621-sq. ft. estate has five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The Ferrari is worth around $200,000. Realtor Andrew Bloom said the the price of the home won't drop if the buyer doesn't want the sports car. See a photo of the stunning home in the next slide.
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  • Ferrari Comes With Listed Home

    Ferrari Comes With Listed Home
    This $2.395 million five-bedroom home comes with not only a Ferrari but a six-car air-conditioned garage by a brick driveway. The estate has a home theater, a master bedroom with shoe closet that can hold over 140 pairs, and a full-size gym. Don't forget the walk-in wine cellar and backyard with spa, gas fireplace and wet bar.
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  • Most Expensive Orange County Home Listed

    Most Expensive Orange County Home Listed
    The most expensive home in Orange County, Calif. was listed for $65 Million. The Laguna Beach one-acre estate is also the largest oceanfront home in Orange County. The five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home spans 24,000 sq. ft.
  • Calif. Mansion for $117.5 Million

    Calif. Mansion for $117.5 Million
    This image from Google Maps shows a Woodside estate previously owned by Tully Friedman which has just sold for the record-breaking price of $117,500,000, making it the most expensive private residence in California, and possibly the second-highest price paid for a home in the United States.
    Google Maps
  • California Luxury Estate For Sale

    California Luxury Estate For Sale
    A stunning luxury estate in Bradbury, Calif., about 20 miles northwest of Los Angeles, is on sale for $78.8 million. The property was reportedly built in 1985 and listed earlier this year by real estate developer Donald Abbey, who founded The Abbey Company in 1990. The home has a two-story library, infinity pool, and a gym clad with hanging chandeliers.
  • Lake Success Mansion for $5,880,000

    Lake Success Mansion for $5,880,000
    This Great Neck, N.Y. mansion, listed as one of America's Ugliest Mansions by Forbes, is on sale for $5.8 million. According to <a href=""></a>, the house has been featured in several films.
  • Tokyo's Most Expensive One-Bedroom Flat at $15 Million

    Tokyo's Most Expensive One-Bedroom Flat at $15 Million
    This Tokyo luxury apartment is the world's most expensive one-bedroom flat -- it is on sale for about $22 million. The furnished apartment features rare art, hot tub and is located in the Minamiazabu district, according to the Daily Mail.
  • Heiress Buys $88M NY Apartment

    Heiress Buys $88M NY Apartment
    Russian actress and heiress Anna Anissimova listed her 3,900-square-foot condo for $50 million. Anissimova, 27, is the daughter of Vasily Anissimov, a metals magnate. If sold, the condo on the 75th floor of the Time Warner Center could be the second most expensive apartment in New York City. That record that was set in January 2012 by another Russian heiress who paid $88 million.
  • San Francisco Condo Sells for $28M

    San Francisco Condo Sells for $28M
    Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 22-year-old daughter of billionaire Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev, has bought the Manhattan apartment of former Citigroup Chairman Sandy Weill for $88 million. The sale broke the record for the highest individual transaction in New York City history.
    Brown Harris Stevens
  • Most Expensive Condo in San Francisco History Sells for $28 Million After Foreclosure

    Most Expensive Condo in San Francisco History Sells for $28 Million After Foreclosure
    A two-floor, $28 million San Francisco penthouse has made history as the most expensive condo sold in the city's history. The 20,000-square-foot condo features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, six bedrooms, seven full baths, four powder rooms; 2,500 square foot master suite, thirteen-seat home cinema and four terraces, four fireplaces and six car parking.
    Jacob Elliott
  • $19.9 million for Trophy Townhouse

    $19.9 million for Trophy Townhouse
    A five story townhouse in the Upper East Side of Manhattan that includes the operating room of a plastic surgeon is on sale for $19.9 million. The house has 10,000 total square feet and was purchased for $2 million in 1992 before it was converted into an office and home, according to the New York Post.
    Stribling and Associates
  • Waterwood Estate

    Waterwood Estate
    The Waterwood Estate, on 160 acres by Lake Erie, is the most expensive property in Northeast Ohio. The $19.5 million estate was built in 1991 in Vermilion for Donald Brown, the inventor of the drop ceiling, and his wife, Shirley, who both died in a plane crash in January 2010. It has a helicopter landing, a wine grotto, two indoor pools, five bedrooms, nine bathrooms and seven half-bathrooms.
    Sotheby's International Realty
  • Where Is America's Priciest Home?

    Where Is America's Priciest Home?
    The $23.5 million penthouse apartment in the landmark Clock Tower Building in Brooklyn, N.Y., is one of the hot properties that the New York City realtors Michele, Sabrina and Samantha Kleier of the HGTV reality show "Selling New York," have on the market. The 7,000 square-foot property has four enormous clocks with glass faces that look out onto the Manhattan skyline.
    Courtesy Gumley Haft Kleier
  • Jackson Hole Mega Acreage

    Jackson Hole Mega Acreage
    This $175 million ranch outside Jackson Hole, Wyo. is owned by Richard Fields, a resort developer. The property is close to 2,000 acres with equestrian center, ponds, a spring, an old barn converted to a three-bed home, a four-bed guest/bunkhouse and two employee apartments. The real draw is the 52-stall equestrian center, along with its breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains in the distance.
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  • Russian billionaire's $100 California chateau

    Russian billionaire's $100 California chateau
    Russian investor Yuri Milner paid $100 million in March 2011 for this 25,500 French chateau-style mansion in Los Altos, Calif. It is the highest known price paid for a single-family home in the U.S. A spokesman said that Milner has no plans to move in immediately.
  • Expensive Homes: La Selva

    Expensive Homes: La Selva
    This seven-bedroom, Italian Renaissance-style mansion sits on a 24.3-acre estate known as La Selva in Upper Brookville, N.Y. It features a heated, five-car garage and indoor horse stables. Once for sale at $17 million, the home's price has been slashed to $14.5 million, owned by the wife of former Computer Associates CEO Sanjay Kumar, serving time in prison for securities fraud.
    Tony Colarico for Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty
  • Expensive Homes

    Expensive Homes
    This 21,000-square-foot mansion near Aspen, Colo., sold for $43 million, the largest single-family residential sale in the country in 2009, according to brokers. The home sits on 4.5 acres and has 11 bedrooms, including the guest house. There are 15 bathrooms, a gym, four powder rooms, a wine cellar and a pool.
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  • Expensive Homes

    Expensive Homes
    Just north of Cambria, Calif. sits this 35,000-square-foot home on 80 coastal acres. The home has 12 painted mural domes, 16 wall murals, 33 interior and exterior marble statues, and more than 50 marble and onyx columns decorating the residence's halls and chambers. International real estate developer Khosro Khaloghli built the Venetian-style wine country estate where he and his wife, Haruka, now live.
  • Expensive Homes

    Expensive Homes
    The estate, Castello della Costa d'Oro, wouldn't be complete without a grand ballroom, pictured here. The property also includes an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven, a helipad, guest house, caretaker's house, administration building and an automotive pavilion – not a garage – that can house 30 cars and motorcycles.
  • Home Is Where the Money Is

    Home Is Where the Money Is
    You can imagine the stress melting away as you sit by this pool. It is just one fantastic amenity in this $25.75 million oceanfront mansion for sale in tony Palm Beach, Fla. If the pool doesn't suit your fancy, don't fret: the beach is just a few steps away.
    Sotheby's International Realty
  • Expensive Homes

    Expensive Homes
    The owner of this Bermuda-style home in Palm Beach, Fla. doesn't just get oak floors and a modern kitchen. If you can afford the $17.95 million to buy this home you also get countless sunsets over the nearby water -- sunsets that you can watch through the French doors in your master bedroom or from the balcony.
    Sotheby's International Realty
  • Expensive Homes

    Expensive Homes
    But this lakefront 5-bedroom, 5 full bathroom house offers so much more. The front entrance gates open up to a courtyard with a fountain. Cured steps then lead up to a Georgian style mahogany door. Out back, is a pool overlooking the lake.
    Sotheby's International Realty
  • Expensive Homes

    Expensive Homes
    Want to wake up each morning in grand opulence in a house with sweeping views of the ocean? Then consider shelling out $22.5 million for this historic clifftop estate overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Colonial Revival house includes 15 bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms. Guests enter through this marble vestibule with a mosaic floor and coffered barrel-vaulted ceiling.
    Lila Delman Real Estate
  • Expensive Homes

    Expensive Homes
    Approached via a private lane to gilt and wrought iron gates, the estate -- known as Hopedene -- sits on six oceanfront acres. On the premises are also a carriage house with guest quarters, an ocean-facing pool and spa, tennis court, gated service entrance and an FAA-approved heliport, according to the real estate agent, Lila Delman Real Estate.
    Lila Delman Real Estate
  • Expensive Homes

    Expensive Homes
    Sure the house was built in 1899, but that doesn't mean that it lacks modern amenities. It has air conditioning -- for those days when the ocean breeze is missing -- as well as an elevator servicing all levels, a large basement laundry room, electric gates at both main and service driveways and on-demand generator service to both residences.
    Lila Delman Real Estate
  • Home Is Where The Money Is

    Home Is Where The Money Is
    Sure the housing market might be in chaos these days, but there are still plenty of people with lots of money to spend on a home. Welcome to Le Reve, a 78-acre estate north of Atlanta that is on the market for $45 million. With a grand staircase like this, you know the rest of the house is going to be a knockout.
    Jenny Pruitt and Associates