Here are 10 of the most expensive and certainly compelling homes for sale in the world at this time. This list represents some of the finest, most opulent real estate available anywhere and whether is it the French Riviera or sitting atop one of the finest hotels in New York City, all certainly boast “trophy home” status.
924 Bel Air Road – Los Angeles, CA $250,000,000
Listed for a staggering $250 million in L.A.’s tony Bel Air, this incredibly lavish home is the work of ultra-luxury developer Bruce Makowsky. With 38,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, six bars, and three kitchens, all of your needs will surely be satisfied. Want to take in a film? Relax in one of the 40 reclining leather seats in the James Bond-themed home theater, which comes with a 22-foot screen, 57 speakers, 16 subwoofers, and 7,000 movies preloaded into the 4K projector. That is just a sampling of what this extraordinary property has to offer. Oh, did I mention that the auto gallery comes with 12 incredibly rare vehicles worth $30 million?
834 Fifth Avenue – New York, NY $96,000,000
New York’s Fifth Avenue is home to a wide array of ultra-exclusive apartments. This is the largest existing original apartment on Fifth Avenue and is situated on the 7th and 8th floors. Boasting 12,000 square feet, seven bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms, it is of unparalleled grandeur and scale. With spectacular Central Park views, this sprawling residence features a graceful layout with a library, 12-foot ceilings, 20 rooms, and a wine cellar.
635 West 42nd Street – New York, NY $85,000,000
At 10,000 square feet, the entire 45th floor of The Atelier condo is for sale. To sweeten the deal, the developers are now adding some extraordinarily lavish perks including a $1M yacht with docking fees for five years, two Rolls Royce Phantoms, a $2M construction credit, a year of court-side season tickets to the Brooklyn Nets, a weekly dinner for two at Daniel Boulud’s Restaurant Daniel for one year, a live-in butler and private chef for one year, as well as a Hamptons summer rental mansion for one year. Perks galore!
432 Park Avenue – New York, NY $82,000,000
This opulent, full-floor penthouse residence on 432 Park Avenue features 8,255 sprawling square feet including six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a library with a wood-burning fireplace and two powder rooms. A private elevator landing opens to an elegant entry gallery which leads to a 29′ x 44′ corner living room and a separate library with a wood burning fireplace. Towering over Manhattan on the 95th floor, starchitect Rafael Viñoly delivers North, South, West and East exposures providing panoramic views of Central Park and the entire City. 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building in the Western hemisphere.
Sherry Netherland Hotel – 781 Fifth Avenue – New York, NY $78,000,000
As one enters this palatial triple-terraced trophy masterpiece, situated on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue, you are first struck by the unparalleled elegance of its private landing serviced by all three of the building’s elevators. Taking up the entire 18th floor of NYC’s opulent Sherry-Netherland Hotel which offers white glove service at the highest level possible, you will surely be delighted. From room service straight from the kitchen of Harry Cipriani to twice daily maid service, an impeccable staff is present at all hours to assure a living experience unlike any other.
38 Mathews Road – Wainscott, NY $75,000,000
Known as Burnt Point and situated on an ultra-private, 25-acre peninsula on Georgica Pond with spectacular sweeping water views on 3 sides, this 18,000 square foot world-class estate on 38 Mathews Road was built to the highest standard. With the main house, self-contained guest wing, waterside pool with spa, tennis court and dock, this home is is being sold fully designer furnished. Built-in 2000 and just minutes to East Hampton airport, this Architectural Digest published home is sure to impress.
Theoule Sur Mer – Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France $455,000,000
Widely referred to as The Bubble Palace, this palatial property is arguably the most expensive home for sale in the world at this time. Designed by architect Antti Lovag, the “Bubble Palace” stands at the pinnacle of contemporary architecture. This unique home assembled by a cluster of bubbles, offers a panoramic lounge, a reception room and ten masterfully decorated suites by contemporary artists. The 500-seat outdoor amphitheater overlooks the sea while facing the breathtaking bay of Cannes. The gardens, water ponds and swimming pool comprise an outdoor paradise covering more than 85,000 square feet.
10250 West Sunset – Los Angeles, CA $88,000,000
This incredible 17 bedroom, 22 bathroom Holmby Hills mansion is owned by fashion designer Max Azria and tops 30,000 square feet. Originally designed in the 1930s by architect-to-the-stars and 2017 AIA Gold Medalist, Paul R. Williams, the estate has been significantly updated by Azria and his wife since buying it in 2005 to the tune of about $30 million on renovations. It now includes a dramatic crystal chandelier in the entrance, a luxurious and sophisticated bathhouse, and a 6,000-square foot movie theater. The open floor plan seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living, providing guests with breathtaking views of the grounds.
Great Island – Darien, CT $175,000,000
A 63-acre waterfront property close to New York City, Great Island is truly a world-class equestrian estate. Boasting unsurpassed privacy, this is a secluded property rife with natural beauty and solitude and is bordered by 14 additional acres of conservation land. Surrounded by water on all sides, but connected to the mainland via isthmuses, the half-mile private driveway meanders through sprawling lawns with trees bordered by board fences as you pass the polo field toward the main house. Elegantly surrounded by the Long Island Sound with a charming lighthouse off in the distance, this is a true trophy property.
Il Palmetto – Palm Beach, FL $137,000,000
In 1930, architect Maurice Fatio was commissioned to build ‘Il Palmetto,’ the 5+ acre ocean-to-lake estate. Many years later, Fairfax and Sammons oversaw a meticulous restoration of the Italian Renaissance-style palazzo, maintaining its original architectural detail. The end result is a Palm Beach estate without peer. The primary residence was designed as a series of pavilions connected by cloisters, beginning with the beautiful 2-story entrance hall. Certainly noteworthy is the living room with a shield-decorated ceiling and architecturally-framed sunset views over Lake Worth.
For more information on these and other properties contact Doug Singer at Singer New York Real Estate at (212) 570-6095.