5 Architecturally Unique Luxury Residences for Sale: Featuring Ed Niles’ Vail Cube Home

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Our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com have rounded up a hot handful of luxury residences for sale, from a stacked glass cube home designed by Ed Niles to a modern-day castle on Lake Tahoe.

#1: Tyler Perry’s Atlanta Mansion

Tyler Perry has listed his 34,688-square-foot mansion in the prestigious Buckhead region of Atlanta for $25 million. The grand 17-acre estate rests on the banks of the Chattahoochee River and has played host to such well-respected guests as President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

Tyler Perry's Atlanta Home

The main home is styled after the beautiful chateaus of France’s Province region, and includes seven spacious bedrooms, fourteen bathrooms, and a spectacular two-story library. Other impressive amenities include an infinity-edge swimming pool, a tennis court atop of a two-story parking garage, a fully equipped gym, spa, theater, hobby house, and underground ballroom with its own catering kitchen. The estate has a private generator as well as a presidential-level security system and guardhouse to ensure functionality and privacy.

#2: Ed Niles’ Cube Home in Vail, Colorado

Vail Glass Cube

Three decades ago, Michael Tennebaum, a California-based financier, hired esteemed architect Ed Niles to design a modern residence in Vail, Colorado that would provide 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape—the Gore Range, Bald Mountain, and Red Sandstone Mountain. Now on the market for the first time, this $13.9 million, 5,132-square-foot architectural feat is a rare opportunity for buyers to invest in the hot Colorado real estate market. Nestled among trees on a quarter-acre of land, this sleek residence includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a great room, large fireplace, formal dining area, wet bar, steam shower, sauna, maid’s room, and a two-car garage. Heated marble floors within, as well as a heated driveway and granite entryway, combine luxurious living with modern convenience.

#3: Luxurious Connecticut Residence for $9.65 Million

Connecticut English Gardens (1)

Escape north from bustling Manhattan to a delightful residence in the lovely Connecticut countryside. This 15,000-square-foot New Canaan home is the epitome of luxury, offering spacious living and professionally designed English gardens all in an ideal location. The six bedroom, eight bathroom abode is English Arts and Crafts and American Shingle-style, and offers such amenities as a theater, yoga studio, exercise room, massage room, crafts room, and a 3,800-bottle wine cellar. Also on the 3.71-acre property are a swimming pool terrace, a tennis court with viewing platform, a children’s walled playground, and his-and-hers garages.

#4: Lake Tahoe Waterfront Chateau

Castle on Lake Tahoe

Fit for a queen, “The Castle on Lake Tahoe”—as locals affectionately call it—is a spectacular Chateau-style home with a stunning custom-designed interior. The 1.7-acre lakefront property in Incline Village is entirely private, featuring a gated exterior and mature landscaping. The expansive home is 7,249-square-feet and features thoughtful craftsmanship in each of its five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and multiple living spaces. Such details include four wood burning fireplaces, exposed wooden beams, rare stained glass ceilings, and large windows that allow breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. The $26 million residence also features a wine cellar and tasting room, an elevator, a private pier with two motorized boat lifts and a boat launch, as well as night-lit gardens and fountains, ponds, walking paths, two barbeque areas, and creek side outdoor dining along Wood Creek, which runs through the property.

#5: Stunning Contemporary Residence on Mercer Island

Mercer Island Contemporary

Vassos Demetriou designed this waterfront residence on Lake Washington in 1997. Currently listed for $10.888 million—recently reduced from $11 million—the 10,000-square-foot abode has 178-feet of private water access, including a large dock with room for one’s own yacht, as well as the ability to host guests that choose to arrive via boat. The white interior and floor-to-ceiling glass windows contribute to the bright living space and provide continuous views of Seattle. Multiple covered and uncovered patios across the back of the home, highlighted by a pool and spa, make this abode the perfect spot for entertaining family and friends.

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