5 Extraordinary Homes for Sale: Week of January 22nd, 2015

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Shakira Miami Beach Home

Our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com have rounded up a cool mix of multimillion-dollar homes presently on the market, from pop star Shakira‘s Miami Beach home, to former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue‘s Colonial-style house.

Shakira’s Miami Beach Home

Pop singer Shakira—who now resides in Barcelona with her soccer star boyfriend, Gerard Pique, and their son, Max—has put her gated Miami Beach home on the market once again. The property—which has gone on and off the market with prices ranging from over $14 million to the current price of $12.99 million—now sits up for grabs as an unpublicized pocket listing.

Shakira Miami Beach Home

Boasting views of the Miami skyline, the 8,400-square-foot, two-story residence—comprised of six bedrooms and nine baths—rests on a half-acre lot only two minutes away by foot from the Miami Golf Club greens, and sits on the same block as several other celebrity homes, including those of Matt Damon, Cher, Billy Joel, and Jennifer Lopez. Touting zen-inspired interiors, the beach-style house has light hardwood floors, an updated kitchen equipped with professional appliances, and a gym, not to mention a fireplace and a bougainvillea-framed, two-car garage. The Colombian songstress also added a wooden deck around the pool area, accompanied by an open-air dining pavilion (complete with a built-in bar), and a 1,663-square-foot, three-bedroom wing.

New L.A. Contemporary

Designed by famed real estate developer and former film producer Nile Niami, this sleek glass house—presently priced at $25.5 million—commands stunning views of Hollywood Hills.

A New LA Contemporary

Consisting of six bedrooms and eight baths, the two-story home—which features marble floors—comes with an open courtyard whose center is punctuated by an old-growth olive tree, along with a broad upper-level open walkway. There’s also a screening room for 12 guests, a gym, a master suite, a massive closet and luxury bath, a gourmet kitchen with Siematic and Miele appliances, and an outdoor kitchen located on the home’s incredible terrace, outfitted with an infinity pool and spa. A billiards room with a bar and a cigar lounge also open to the ground floor courtyard.

Chicago Electric Station

Following the “industrial chic” trend of repurposing old buildings to form luxurious new residences, this 15,000-square-foot mansion—an erstwhile electric company substation—is currently one of Chicago’s priciest and most glamorous homes.

Chicago Electric Station

Now asking $13.9 million, the six-bedroom, seven-bath residence features an original art Deco facade, light wells, terraces, numerous atria, a generous front lawn, and a swimming pool and patio, not to mention an elevator, a rooftop greenhouse, a fitness room, and a large wine cellar/tasting area, along with a roomy four-car garage.

Luxury New York Home

Once a 19th century horse stable, this $3.495 million, Corbusier-style loft is situated on a private, gated carriage lane, and guarded by the structure’s original 14-foot-tall stable entry doors.

Luxury New York Home

Among its classic features are a spiral staircase, a functioning wood-burning fireplace, original light fixtures and beams, a cantilevered wardrobe, maplewood floors, skylights, private outdoor space, and marvelous 20-foot-high ceilings. Though the home emulates a cozy, traditional feel, its stock of high-end appliances make it appear just as luxurious as it does comfortable.

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue’s Home

Paul Tagliabue—who reigned as the NFL’s commissioner from 1989 to 2006—has recently put his 5,040-square-foot, Colonial-style house on the market for $3.195 million.

NFL Commissioner

Tucked in the quiet subdivision of Burleith northwest of Georgetown, the five-bedroom, six-bath property showcases a large master suite complete with a sitting space and luxury bath, along with several formal rooms appropriate for entertaining guests, and two fireplaces. Outside it boasts several decks and terraces, on top of a pool, tennis court, and two-car garage.

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Photos courtesy of toptenrealestatedeals.com.

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