TopTenRealEstateDeals.com’s Top 5 Picks of the Week: Featuring Steve Martin’s Island Paradise

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Newport Mansion with Olmsted Gardens

TopTenRealEstateDeals.com offers fresh real estate news for luxury and celebrity listings across the United States. Here’s a taste of this week’s Top Ten list:

Steve Martin’s Island Paradise

Last year, Steve Martin put his quiet vacation residence in St. Barth’s—”Villa au Soleil”—on the market for $11.59 million, a price he’s recently dropped to $10.623 million.

Steve Martin's Island Paradise

Situated on half an acre of land, the hillside home has four bedrooms with en-suite baths and outdoor showers that open to their own terraces through floor-to-ceiling shutters. The master has an outdoor shower as well, plus a hot tub on its private terrace. The island-style home features beamed ceilings and walls that open to views of the ocean, multi-level terraces, and a two-tiered infinity pool. A caretaker’s studio also sits on the property’s grounds.

The Burl Ives Home

Actor Burl Ives’ 1917 Californian villa—named “Casa del Sueno” by former owner and heir to the DuPont fortune, Amy DuPont—is looking for a new owner, touting a price tag just shy of $17 million.

Burl Ives' Home

The estate’s 8,500-square-foot main house is comprised of five bedrooms, seven baths (including a dual master bath), two walk-in closets, a conservatory, and a den. The residence’s large chef’s kitchen is flanked by multiple oak-shaded terraces ideal for entertaining, while its 2,500-square-foot one-bedroom guesthouse—which has its own private gate—is presently being used as an entertainment pavilion. There’s also a gazebo-covered spa, a putting green, a stable, tack room, and riding trails, and a detached four-car garage. The Reginald Johnson-designed, Mediterranean-style house is located in the celebrity-saturated neighborhood of Montecito, whose A-list residents include Oprah Winfrey and Dennis Miller.

Newport Mansion with Olmsted Gardens

Sitting on 23 acres of land adorned with lush gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (who created New York’s Central Park), this 1887 home designed by McKim, Mead and White in Newport, Rhode Island overlooks the Newport Country Club and distant ocean views.

Newport Mansion with Olmsted Gardens

Priced at $10.5 million, the estate is comprised of several outbuildings including a barn, studio, teahouse, greenhouse, a carriage house with two full apartments, and a five-room gardener’s cottage that can double as a guesthouse. Its recently restored 7,440-square-foot granite mansion consists of nine bedrooms and eight baths, and features Tiffany windows and fireplace tiles, plus an intricate carved staircase leading up from its spacious foyer. The house’s formal rooms and library all open to a terra cotta-tiled terrace, while other private rooms open to their own decks.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Townhome

The townhouse that was once used as the set of the famous 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is now up for grabs for $10 million.

Breakfast at Tiffany's Townhouse

Priced at $10 million, the opulent New York City residence showcases 3,800 square feet of interior living space. Repurposed as a duplex, the four-story home could be transformed back to its original single-family form. The top apartment features a wood-burning fireplace and sweeping staircase, a powder room, a dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, a renovated kitchen with a laundry nook, and two bedroom suites, while the ground floor apartment has a greenhouse extension and garden that’s perfect for hosting parties, as well as a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a front library-bedroom and powder room, and a rear spacious bedroom and full bath.

Buffalo Creek Ranch Auction

Located 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe, this 34-acre ranch is poised at the foot of the Eastern Sierra Mountains.

Buffalo Creek Ranch Auction

Its main gated entrance is lined with 200 flowering pear trees, while its award-winning, eight-acre vineyard currently being sold to Tahoe Ridge Winery, acres of luscious fruit and nut orchards, a four-acre pasture, ten ponds with eight waterfalls, two year-round mountain creeks that produce 30,000 gallons of water an hour, and the oldest stand of Aspen trees in Nevada alongside Ponderosa, Jeffery Pines, and Sequoia Redwood trees.

The estate’s 3,100-square-foot main house has three bedrooms, three baths, a gym, a large terrace, and a three-car garage with a workshop and storage space. It also comes with a guesthouse of hand-hewn logs, a Jack Daniel’s-themed train depot, a fully restored 1923 Baltimore & Ohio caboose poker parlor, a firehouse complete with a fully functioning, 800-gallon 1962 firetruck, and a 5,000-square-foot automotive workshop, garage, and repair bay. Previously listed at $15.5 million, the boutique ranch is set to be auctioned with a reserve of $5 million.

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