Luxury Homes for Sale
Luxury Homes for the Selective Shopper
Beauty, Quality, Serenity… for the home buyer seeking a multi-million dollar estate, the ambience of luxury is more than just a dream, it can be a reality. Whether you are searching for a traditional estate in Dallas, a country home nestled in the mountains near Denver, or a cliff side mansion in San Francisco, your dream home is waiting for you. Your role is to take action.
Ask Yourself the Right Questions
The most important factor in achieving happiness in your new home is deciding what is important to you and your family as you begin your search. Aspects to consider include:
- Location, location, location – where do you want to live? Is your choice dependent on work or other factors? Do you need to research cost of living, climate, schools, or other factors? Try Sperling’s Best Places for your initial research.
- Setting – urban, suburban, or country surroundings?
- Upkeep – does a low-maintenance condo or town home appeal, or would you rather have land for horses, hobbies, or your own mini-golf course?
- Style – do you have a strong preference for Tudor, Contemporary, French Country, or a sprawling luxury log home? See examples of home styles. Three stories, two or one?
- Amenities – need a kitchen with a large work island and commercial built-ins for your cooking pleasure? Or a media room that seats 25? Picture each area and list what you think will suit your needs best.
- Schools – do you wish to be near a private elementary or high school or a particular university? Or is an exemplary public school system right for your child?
- Medical Facilities – do special needs require you to be near medical facilities that can take care of a particular condition?
Dreaming of Home, Sweet Home
Depending upon your personal style, you might start with a trip to the nearest bookstore. Browse the magazine rack and gather up Architectural Digest, Unique Homes, Dwell, which features contemporary design, or Timber Home Living, showcasing luxury log homes. Regional magazines featuring various cities are available both online and in print. Try Phoenix Home & Garden, Kansas City Homes & Gardens, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, D Home & Garden (Dallas), New England Home, and East Coast Home + Design. In these magazines you will not only find photographs of beautiful homes, but also the names of real estate agents who serve elite customers. You can also take your search online at sites like these:
Luxurious Homes for Sale
Let’s take a look at some of the most luxurious and unique homes for sale in various US locations. We’ll start along the Eastern seaboard and head west, like the pioneers of old, only in much plusher style.
New York City, New York: Looking for an apartment on the Upper East Side? This 10,000+ square foot apartment has been renovated with 21st century amenities, while preserving fine wood molding, 18-foot ceilings, marble floors, and other traditional design. With four bedrooms, five and a half baths, a generous kitchen, library, and a playroom, it’s yours for $29.5 million.
Boston, Massachusetts: If historic preservation is enticing, buy this Beacon Hill Mansion built in 1818 and on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. The single-family residence embraces 21,000 square feet, with a ballroom, two roof decks, a generous terrace, and plenty of parking. The price is $23.5 million.
Richmond, Virginia: Land, trees, and waterfront views make this four-plus acre estate a treat for the eyes. Featuring nearly three hundred feet of James River frontage, the 7600 square foot home includes 7 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, luxurious kitchen appliances and granite countertops, a wine cellar, gym, opulent master suite, and a lanai elevator. List price is $1,395,000.
Atlanta, Georgia: Is raising horses on your dream list? You’ll love this luxurious custom-built equestrian estate in Alpharetta, on 11 acres with a 6-stall stable and an apartment for the caretaker. Built in 2001, the single family home has 8 bedrooms and baths, a wine cellar, swimming pool, putting green, Koi ponds, and the security of a gated community. Priced at $2.8 million.
Miami, Florida: Float your mouse over the stunning photo of this Mediterranean-style classic in Miami offering boating, waterfront views, an outdoor fireplace and pool. Perfectly designed for entertaining, the 4-bedroom house has 5 full and 3 half baths and plenty of room at 8,600+ square feet. Best of all, it’s on sale – the price has been reduced over 20% to $7.5 million.
New Orleans, Louisiana: Meandering west along the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find a grand home on St Charles Avenue in the Big Easy. This architectural beauty will catch the eye of historic home lovers. The lush, private gated grounds and terraced patio and pool invite outdoor relaxation. The 9-bedroom, 8-1/2 bath home encompasses 14,000 square feet of marble, stone, and hand-carved millwork showcasing its 1903 roots, while the spacious kitchen boasts contemporary appliances and a flat screen TV. Listed at $6 million.
Dallas, Texas: The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is growing, and the northern suburb of Flower Mound is a family-oriented community. This $18.5 million estate features 7 bedrooms, 6 full plus 2 half baths, a 10.4 acre lot, and 19,337 square feet of space. Built in 2007, the property features trees, a barn, a workshop, swimming pools, boat parking, proximity to Lake Lewisville, and guest quarters.
Chicago, Illinois: Heading into the Midwest’s City of Big Shoulders, why not live in a stunning condominium on famous Michigan Avenue, overlooking Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline? The 4400 square foot, updated home has generous living spaces, a huge master suite, exercise room and an office. The large private terrace showcases lake and skyline views. A rare find, just under $5 million.
Denver, Colorado: Here’s that luxurious log cabin you’ve dreamed of since childhood. A custom designed, hand crafted home built in 2006, this log home epitomizes the rustic elegance of a Rocky Mountain lifestyle. The home, with a five acre lot, 6,000 square feet, and stunning mountain views, includes access to a private equestrian center available to residents of its master-planned community. Listed at $1,375,000.
Portland, Oregon: This beautiful traditional home in the Raleigh Hills area on a 2.28 acre wooded lot features 6 bedrooms and baths, a 6 car attached garage, covered patio, garden, pool, and a kitchen with granite countertops and marble flooring. The 18,700 square foot home, built in 1996, once belonged to former NBA star Scottie Pippen. It’s waiting for your family at $2.7 million.
San Diego, California: Built by architect Frank Roberts, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, this stunning home features a glass-floored bar with a river of rainbow trout rippling beneath your feet. The California contemporary has a rustic, natural ambience with windows bringing the beautiful outdoor setting inside. The 3,000 square foot home, built in the 1940s, has been completely renovated and includes 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and tranquil, tree-shadowed deck. Yours for a mere $1,950,000. What we’ve presented here is a mere glimpse of the thousands of luxurious homes in jewel-like settings scattered across this great country. Seek your dream home – it’s out there waiting for you to fill it with life and love.
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