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:
Orcas Island Contemporary
Designed by Jeb Thornburg and Michael Wangen of Indigo Architecture & Interiors, this cliff-perched property on Orcas Island—currently listed at $2.495 million—sits atop 10.63 acres.
Built in 2011, the two-bedroom, three-bath modern home provides the ultimate viewing spot of the horizon and surrounding San Juan Islands. The foundation legs of the home support a Vierendeel frame that allows the wings of the house to cantilever 28 feet in both directions, leaving the landscape pristine and unmarred. The magnificent, ever changing view of isles and ocean are framed by folding glass walls, which create a vanishing threshold between indoors and out. The house’s open floor plan—which continues onto the cantilevered terrace— makes the home perfect for entertaining, or peacefully taking in the sunset.
Set in Puget Sound in the northwest corner of Washington State, Orcas Island is about a three-hour drive and ferry trip to Seattle, and Vancouver. About a third of the rural and remote isle is covered in parks and conservation land. The island is an ideal spot for partaking in a slew of outdoor activities, including boating, hiking, horseback riding, whale watching, and kayaking.
Hassford Gulch Auction
Measuring in at over 7,800 square feet, this stunning ski mansion—named one of “America’s finest homes” by Frontgate Magazine—features views of the sprawling valley, golf course green, and Elk Mountains.
Resting on a 2.2-acre swath the five-bedroom, eight-bath features a three-floor luggage lift; 1925 leaded-glass windows featuring the life of Benjamin Franklin; an authentic English pub bar; walnut from a Pennsylvania grove; limestone walls from Kansas; and teak doors with iron spikes. The materials used in the home’s finishes and fixtures have been sourced from all over the world, with attention to detail made obvious down to the smallest nook and cranny.
Previously listed at $5.165 million, the Crested Butte property will be put up for auction on July 28th with no reserve.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollywood Concrete Home
Now hitting the market for the first time in more than three decades, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr.’s Bollman House is now up for grabs for $1.9 million.
Designed in 1922 by the famed architect himself, the two-story, 2,518-square-foot home sits on an 8,102-square-foot lot, and features four bedrooms, two baths, concrete slab floors, and a stone fireplace. In 1983, interior decorator Mimi London revamped the house to adapt it to modern day living, adding a new kitchen, bathrooms, and an expansion of living space into the attached garage. Most rooms in the home, including the master bath, open out to a private patio and garden filled with tropical plantings.
Anheuser Busch Florida Home Sold
Adolphus Busch III, founder of brewing company Anheuser-Busch, chose Fort Lauderdale—known as the “Boating Capital of the World” and the “Venice of America”—to be the site of his winter vacation home, less than a mile from the town’s Atlantic beaches and the upscale stretch of Las Olas Boulevard.
His Mediterranean-style estate, Manga Reva—which just sold for $12.5 million, $2.5 million less than its original asking—is just off Las Olas, poised on an end lot jutting out into the Intracoastal Waterway. Designed by Addison Mizner protégé Francis Abreu, the 12,533-square-foot abode has six bedrooms, 11 baths, a two-bedroom guesthouse, and a 60-foot lap pool. Sporting 525 feet of shoreline, it also comes with a 130-foot dock. The home— which had a smallpart in the 1960 film, “Where the Boys Are,” is arguably one of the best waterfront homes currently on the Florida real estate market.
Jane Fonda’s Forked Lightning Ranch
Jane Fonda’s beautiful and secluded Forked Lightning Ranch—located 30 minutes outside of Santa Fe—is still on the market for $19.5 million.
Though originally designed by Famed Pueblo Revival architect John Gaw Meem, Fonda made a number of improvements to the ranch compound while maintaining Meem’s distinctive style following her purchase of it in 2000. The property—originally built by rodeo entrepreneur Tex Austin—still features the original hacienda, which functions as a guesthouse and barn—albeit with subtle renovations, such as an office and gym.
As the Pecos River snakes through its front yard, the sound of water splashing against stones and boulders gives the Spanish colonial-style, 9,600 square foot home a very tranquil vibe. With six bedrooms, four baths, high-beamed ceilings, swimming pool and bell tower, this home has it all. The entire compound rests on 2,300 acres bordered by the Santa Fe National Forest to the east and the Pecos National Park to the North. Fonda’s personal literary collection, art, antiques, Navajo rug collection displayed throughout the house, furniture, ranch equipment and machinery are also up for sale through separate negotiation.
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