America's Most Expensive Homes
When the sale of the One57 penthouse closed last week, it nudged New York's white hot condo market past the $100M threshold. With the luxury market sizzling across the country, here are some of the finest trophy properties in America's biggest markets.
Palazzo di Amore, Beverly Hills
List price: $195M
Seller: Real estate mogul Jeff Greene, whose holdings span California, Manhattan and Palm Beach (where, fun fact, he once worked as a busboy at the Breakers).
Square footage: 53K
Most outrageous perk: The 27-car garage is nothing to sneeze at, but pales in comparison to the 25-acre estate's very own vineyard producing an annual 5,000 cases of syrah, cabernet and sauvignon blanc.
La Brisa, Coconut Grove
List price: $65M
Price appreciation: The current owner, an architect, scooped up the 1920s classic for a mere $11.5M back in 2008.
Square footage: 17K
Most outrageous perk: A private port with the capacity to hold a 70-foot yacht.
2701 Broadway, San Francisco
List price: $39M
Sellers: Chef Roxanne Klein, a superstar of the raw food movement, and husband Michael Klein of Modulus Guitars fame.
Square footage: 16K
Most outrageous perk: There's an indoor basketball court, but compared to other entries on the list this standout on Pacific Heights' Billionaires' Row is a model of SF understatement...except when it comes to those bay views.
2320 S Street, Washington DC
List price: $22M
Square footage: 27K across two buildings that for nearly 90 years housed the Textile Museum
Seller: The museum recently moved into roomier digs on the George Washington University campus.
Most outrageous perk: Stately grounds and living quarters aside, the ultimate bragging right here is living in a home designed by John Russell Pope, the mastermind behind the Jefferson Memorial and National Gallery.