Our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com have rounded up a handful of enviable luxury residences for sale, from a Texas-sized mansion in Dallas, to a Swarovski crystal-adorned abode in North Carolina.
H.L. Hunt’s Dallas Mansion
The longtime home of late Texas oil tycoon H.L. Hunt—whose son, Lamar, coined the term “Super Bowl” and founded the American Football League, and whose life inspired the hit 1970s series, Dallas—is now on the market for $19 million.
A magnified version of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, the property’s 10,511-square-foot main residence sits on a 10-acre swath on White Rock Lake. Spanning three stories linked by an elevator, it features five oversized bedrooms and nine baths, on top of a library, gym, and climate-controlled wine storage that can fit up to 10,000 bottles.
The home also houses a professional-style bowling center, famously gifted by Neiman Marcus, and features a 1,200-square-foot pool house with a game hub. A 2,400-square-foot carriage house provides ample room for guests with four bedrooms and five baths, plus a media space and wine room. The site of the first private pool in Dallas, the grounds also feature lighted tennis courts, putting greens, and a 4,800-square-foot grand garage able to accommodate up to 16 autos.
Rotating Dome Home
90 minutes from New York City, there’s a unique home now on the market making heads turn—a dome-shaped abode capable of rotating up to 330 degrees, impervious to earthquakes and fiercely strong winds.
Now listed at $950,000, the two-story, bright wooden structure—surrounded by a large cedar deck—features three bedrooms and three baths, plus an office, library, and guest room upstairs accessed via a custom-designed curved staircase. The pre-fab, cantilevered home imported from France—which peeks over the top of a hill—boasts ceilings soaring up to 40 feet, and offers over 3,000 square feet of living space.
Beverly Hills Founder’s Mansion
One of two luxury residences now resting on the site of late real estate developer Max Whittier’s original home, this 28,000-square-foot mansion sits on a one-and-a-half-acre parcel facing West Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills is now on the market for the first time ever, toting a cool $72 million price tag.
Comprised of a total of 11 bedrooms and 18 baths between the main house, staff quarters, and guesthouse, the bona fide palace features 30-foot ceilings; 11 fireplaces; a ballroom with a skylight; a Greek-inspired natatorium; a full gym, sauna, and spa; a screening room and game room; an oak library; a guard house with a kitchen and bath; and a 12-car underground garage on top of a grand motor court big enough to park 40 cars.
Santa Fe’s Casa La Luna
Located in the country’s oldest and highest city, Casa La Luna (“House of the Moon”)—the site of the 2014 Santa Fe Showhouse—is a beautifully restored home crafted in the 1920s, built from granite stone quarried from its surroundings.
Measuring in at 13,400 square feet, the seven-bedroom, seven-bath abode—now priced at $5.85 million—is dotted with several fireplaces, an office, and a gourmet kitchen with a butler’s pantry. On its rooftop terrace rests a playful giant chess set. The property features two pools—an indoor infinity-edged natatorium, and an outdoor pool embedded into the original quarry.
North Carolina Swarovski Estate
Poised on three acres in Cary, North Carolina, this 13,000-square-foot, Tuscan-style villa is set to be auctioned off no reserve on June 16th.
Nicknamed “C’est la Joie,” the palatial dwelling consists of six bedrooms, 12 baths, a professional-grade kitchen, and a full-floor entertainment wing, not to mention a dining room with Venetian plaster walls embedded with Swarovski crystal accents.
Encouraging resort-style outdoor living, the artfully-designed home is notably eco-friendly, outfitted with soy insulation, geothermal HVAC, energy management capabilities, reverse osmosis water system, and rainwater cistern collection/irrigation system.
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