Our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com have rounded up a cool mix of multimillion-dollar homes currently up for grabs.
Read on for our top five picks of the bunch, from a Staten Island home famous for being the set of one of the most legendary films of all time, to a record-breaking gulf-side mansion in Naples.
#1: The Godfather Movie House
The house of Godfather character Vito Corleone—a family home in Staten Island’s Todt Hill, then owned by Edward and Mary Norton—is now up for grabs for $2.895 million.
Fans of the film classic will likely best remember the 6,248-square-foot house as the set of the opening garden party wedding reception for Vito’s daughter, Connie Corleone (played by Talia Shire, sister to the film’s director Francis Ford Coppola). Sited on over half an acre, the home—which was completely renovated in 2012—features five bedrooms and seven baths, making it ideal for a sizable family to live in. In addition, there’s also two offices, a gym, a playroom, and two fireplaces, along with an English pub and “man cave” area with a game room, storage room with bath, and four-car garage.
#2: Carmel Contemporary with 75-foot Great Room
Sited on 6.5 acres, this 8,963-square-foot estate in the Carmel, California neighborhood of Jacks Peak, features an impressive 75-foot great room with a barreled ceiling and a suspended loft, adorned with a Fu-Tung Cheng concrete fountain.
Now asking $12.9 million, the house—whose kitchen and living, reading, and dining rooms overlook a sculpture garden situated on a forested hillside, includes a media room, a gym, a forest-immersed spa, a caretaker’s residence, a Japanese pool house, and a swimming pool.
#3: New York’s Most Fashionable Haunted House
A landmarked home on Staten Island, the Gustav Mayer House—built in the Italianate villa style during the Picturesque Period—was once owned by the cookie and Christmas-ornament tycoon.
Now on the market for $2.31 million ($1.47 million technically, given that the figure includes a $520,000 allowance for exterior restoration and another $50,000 for interior refurbishment), the 7,700-square-foot home has been rented out to several fashion magazines and labels—including Elle, W, New York, Anthropologie, and Vogue—for photoshoots in the past. Declared a designated landmark in 1889, the fabled three-story house—which consists of ten bedrooms and two baths, and features a partial basement and cupola—is rumored to be haunted.
#4: Lincoln Park’s Wrigley House
Once owned by famed entrepreneur and chewing gum mogul William Wrigley, this mansion—known today as the Theurer-Wrigley mansion—was originally built for brewer Joseph Theurer in 1896. Designed by architect Richard Schmidt, the Italian Renaissance-style haven—which measures in at 15,000 square feet—boasts an atypical ornate baroque terra cotta exterior.
Comprised of nine bedrooms and nine baths (including those in the accompanying three-story coach house, which consists of two apartments), the home features a large, elevated ballroom with a bandstand and a walk-in cedar coatroom. Embellished with marble, mosaic, mahogany, and maple detailing, the $8.695 million mansion—which overlooks Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan—also has a pub with a wine cellar, a walk-in safe (used during Prohibition to store alcohol), a library, and a garden room.
#5: $68 Million Waterfront Colonial in Naples
Shattering Naple, Florida’s real estate sales records with its jaw-dropping $68 million price tag, this15,996-square-foot, island-style mansion sits on 4.8 acres, and comes with a 277-foot, stretch of white sand.
Overlooking the Gulf, the five-bedroom, six-bath residence features a 93-foot terrace and a 66-foot pool with a spa and sun shelf, not to mention a gazebo and an outdoor kitchen and shower (making it ideal for large-scale entertaining). Other noteworthy features include a seven-car garage, a large entry foyer adorned with a curved staircase, a wet bar, a morning room loggia, and a large motor court and water feature out front.
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