We present a roundup of noteworthy multimillion-dollar homes—from Donald Trump’s first mansion, to a wine tunnel-touting ski home in Telluride—curated by our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
Donald Trump’s First Mansion
Originally purchased by “The Donald” and his first wife, Ivana, for $4 million back in 1982, this Georgian Colonial-style mansion—which sits on a 5.8-acre peninsula in Greenwich’s Indian Harbor—has just been listed by its current owners for a whopping $54 million.
Built in 1939, the eight-bedroom, 13-bath home once featured many of the same elegant decorative materials as the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, whose revamp Ivana was in charge of at the time. When the couple divorced in 1991, Ivana received the gilded mansion in the property settlement, which she later sold for $15 million in 1998. It went under an extensive renovation under its new owners, who toned down its extravagance with more neutral elements and added tennis courts on top of a 4,000-square-foot addition (comprised of guest suites, a lap pool, and a sauna). Among the estate’s ample enviable features are a home theater, a putting green, numerous terraces and patios, three fully-equipped staff apartments, and a three-level rotunda foyer punctuated by a double grand staircase. A private boat dock also rests on the property’s grounds.
$35 Million Hollywood Hills Estate
Sited on a lot overlooking some of the best views in Hollywood Hills, this 15,500-square-foot estate is just minutes from the Beverly Hills Hotel and the heart of Los Angeles.
The cutting-edge, modern home—which took five years to build—touts a smattering of cool high-tech features, including glass walls that disappear with a press of a button; a climate-controlled wine room; and a stunning home theater. Its 11,255-square-foot interior—which features a 2,000-square-foot master suite, ten baths, and staff quarters—is outfitted with Italian-engineered marble floor slabs that seamlessly lead from the front door to its 100-foot-long infinity-edge pool, 12-person spa, and fireplace and entertainment area outside.
Marble Estate Along Embassy Row
Currently priced at $16.5 million, this 12,713-square-foot mansion—modeled after William Vanderbilt’s Marble House in Newport, RI—is situated along Washington D.C.’s exclusive Embassy Row.
Boasting enough space to host a large-scale gathering, the European-style residence also showcases a grand foyer with a full bar tucked behind its soaring staircase and a stately dining space topped with a hand-painted ceiling mural, along with nine bedrooms, 15 baths, a chef’s kitchen, and several private family spaces. Other noteworthy facets include a 500-bottle wine cellar, a media room equipped with a home theater system and seating for 10, not to mention a heated swimming pool and a terrace with a pizza oven. There is also a 200-year-old Dutch needlepoint fireplace coated with stenciled leather wallpaper, with a concealed door that leads into the media room built into its bookcase.
Vail Valley Mountain Contemporary
High atop a ridge overlooking Squaw Creek and Lake Creek valleys, this contemporary, stone-and-timber estate—now priced at $7.995 million—features 10,561 square feet of living space. Comprised of six bedrooms and eight baths spanning two wings that are connected by a 50-foot glass-walled walkway.
The residence’s open floor plan also consists of a chef’s kitchen, a dining area, a guest room, an office, and a library, along with a fully-equipped guest apartment, three laundry rooms, and several stone fireplaces, plus a large wine cellar. Perhaps the ski home’s pièce de résistance is a professional telescope observatory accessible via an open-sided elevator with glass ceiling on the third floor, which allows amateur astronomers to admire the distant moon and planets through the night—or the property’s state-of-the-art indoor tropical greenhouse, which offers fruits and vegetables year-round. Other “green” features include an array of solar panels equipped with backup batteries that can run the entire house with an android device, and a pond that provides geothermal heating and cooling.
Colorado Ski Home with Wine Tunnel
Tucked in Telluride’s Mountain Village, this 8,706-square-foot ski home sports a particularly unique highlight: a 1,600-bottle wine cave tucked in a silver mine of rock, buoyed by heavy reclaimed-wood beams, accompanied by a miner’s trolley and 56 feet of track.
Currently up for grabs for $13.75 million, the five-bedroom, seven-bath residence—available fully-furnished—showcases a sleeping loft, along with a spa-exercise wing complete with a steam room, an immersion shower space (with 11 shower heads), a sauna, a dressing room, and a hot tub nestled within an enclosed area with a glass roof and retractable exterior glass walls. To top it all off, there’s also a ski-in, ski-out funicular comprised of a four-person steel car and tracks (fashioned to simulate an old mining car) that leads from the house to the Sundance ski run.
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