Our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com have rounded up a spectacular mix of noteworthy multimillion-dollar homes, from Frank Sinatra’s Manhattan penthouse, to one of the largest homes currently for sale in the nation.
Frank Sinatra’s Manhattan Penthouse Sold
Late Frank Sinatra‘s spectacular New York City penthouse—which overlooks the East River—is officially under contract, having recently sold through Douglas Elliman for $4.9 million (the property was originally listed in late 2013 for $5.6 million).
The legendary music virtuoso—who passed away in 1998—occupied the luxe residence way back in the ’60s; originally a bachelor pad, it’s the home his young bride—actress Mia Farrow (who was nearly 30 years his junior) moved into after the couple got married. It’s also the place where he hosted scads of glamorous parties, whose guests include a slew of A-listers, from Marilyn Monroe to President John F. Kennedy. Sinatra eventually sold the home in 1972 to artist Andy Warhol’s physician. Today, the fully-renovated four-bedroom boasts glass walls, six baths, a putting green, and a replica of the floating glass staircase showcased in NYC’s Apple stores.
Situated in Houston’s wealthy community of Sugar Land, this regal mansion—currently asking $12.8 million—sits on a 1.7-acre swath and touts nine spacious bedrooms, 14 luxury baths, a two-story master suite on its ground floor, along with a three-story foyer punctuated by a mammoth crystal chandelier.
Fit for entertaining large groups, the lushly-landscaped estate also has a private theater, not to mention a wide terrace, an outdoor kitchen, a pool, and a spa, not to mention a 1,289-square-foot, four-car attached garage.
New York Home with Ties to Revolutionary War
Sited in Lloyd Neck, Long Island, this 28,000-square-foot brick mansion—now priced at $10.8 million, following a recent reduction—is seeping with history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it stands on the foundation of Fort Franklin, the site of a bloody battle between British and French troops in 1781.
The storied fort was later transformed into a Jesuit retreat, until it was bought and built upon by one of the Anne Coleman Alden, whose family was among those who came to the U.S. in the Mayflower. The original house was eventually razed by its subsequent owner (chemist and businessman William John Matheson), who erected the grand Tudor-style residence still there today. Over a hundred years following Matheson’s purchase, the 16-bedroom, 14-bath property entered a complete revamp commissioned by its newest owners, the Campbell family.
The current house features a thousand feet of private beachfront, along with a 160-foot deep-water dock and three acres of award-winning formal gardens. Its gilded interiors are adorned with well-maintained paneling, leaded glass windows, stained glass and intricate wrought iron accents, inlaid wood floors, and multiple large fireplaces, including a colossal carved limestone hearth in the ballroom. Sporting myriad terraces overlooking Oyster Bay, Cold Spring Harbor, and the Long Island Sound, the stunning home was the site of many scenes of the television series Royal Pains.
Over 35,000-Square-Foot Georgia Mansion
One of the 25 largest homes currently for sale in the nation (based on square footage), this never-occupied property in Suwanee, Georgia, located 25 miles northeast of Atlanta—is now on the market for $13.995 million: a startlingly small price tag, since its owners poured a whopping $40 million into its construction.
Measuring in at no less than 35,100 square feet, the Rose Hill Estate features several formal rose gardens (hence its moniker), along with a slew of other noteworthy facets. Comprised of eight bedrooms and 17 baths, the awe-inspiring residence—which rests on 14.5 acres—is enveloped by ample verandas, including private ones on its upper floor. On top of all of the usual trimmings of a typical traditional home in the south, the house features a home theater, a wine cellar, a grand pool patio ideal for entertaining, and a 14-car garage, not to mention five kitchens, and a discreet tunnel tucked underground that connects the detached garages to the main house. Though outfitted with splendid curving staircases, the remarkable residence also has an elevator, making getting around the gigantic abode that much easier.
McLean Mansion Featuring Michelangelo Reproduction
Poised right outside the District of Columbia, this new 20,000-square-foot mansion—which sits on an acre within The Reserve—features a pièce de résistance unlike any other: a home theater with a ceiling painted with Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” (another whimsical work graces the large-barrel ceiling of the covered outdoor garden room, which features an outdoor kitchen).
Erected in 2008, the $12.5 million residence—which comes with its own backup generator—consists of six bedrooms, a dozen baths, numerous picturesque formal rooms, a ballroom, a wine cellar, a gourmet kitchen, and an au pair suite, along with an indoor pool and basketball/racquetball court.
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